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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION
State of Nebraska, Douglas County, s
George H. Txsrliut k, treasurvr of The
P-we ruhllHhiiiK company, lx'1 n ttul)
worn says tlrt the actual number of
full nit coiriph'le copies if The Dally,
Morning, Evening ami Sunday lie printed
during the month of November, 1910,
was aa follows-
' ' ' ll'nan I
Total ; x,33O,080 !
Returned copies 15,436 !
Subscribed In my presence and sworn
to before me thla 30th day of November,
1910. M. P. WALKER,
(Seal.) Notary Public.
Subscribers learlna tha city tem
porarily aboald kan Tha Baa
mailed to them. Address will bs
chanced aa often aa requested.
If you have the price,
Christmas shopping early.
The lure of the city Is aa strong in
Nebraska as It la anywhere else.
Can it be that those official reports
of peace In Mexico are exaggerated
' Thus far no reports of people being
killed by the falling prices have come
"Germany Is now ready for war."
News l(m, What d' you say we don't
". ! 'i ')1 r"rtTr ;
Mrs,. Sage's model town will be a
grand success if she can persuade any
body to live lo it.
. Industries of the west are reported
to be running on full time, at least tha
Reno divorce mill is.
i Uurray for the Kingdom of Gage!
! It atlll holds its proud place aa third
1 in Nebraska's counties.
Taken all in all November waa a
very satisfactory month, especially
with relation to the coal bills.
Chicago's worth has been computed
at something over 12,500,000,000.
How much did they figure the Cubs in
Convicta in tha Minnesota peniten
tiary make binder twine. Maybe that
accounts for the few hangings they
have at Stillwater.
Talk about- apeetfy. Justice!- Thla
man Gallagher ' shot Mayor Gaynor
some five month i ago and they have
him indicted already.
Arthur Mull en; .get a nice little trip
to Washington at tha expense of the
state. Tha moribund bank guaranty
law is Mowing aoma good.
Nemaha county shows a shrinkage
in population. Church Howe and
"Tom" Majora ought to get together
at once on thla question.
Ethal Lenav says aha wants to get
behind something where aha will be
alona with her aorrow. We hope she
will not get behind the footlights.
Home products should be used by
borne people. But home manufactur
era should take care that home people
know where to Cud home products.
"Is a bold lover in earnest in hla
wooing?" asks an emotional editress
Now, of course, the case of every bold
lover can .be infallibly determined by
Billy Sunday got ao uaed to signing
contracts for every engagement while
playing ball that ha finds It difficult to
pursue ny other method In bis evau
Those British suffragette ara sue
reeding admirably in making them'
selves heard, and aeen. but how adml
rably ara they promoting tha causa of
A New Jersey woman lost her reason
when told she had Inherited $150,000.
Yet a St. Louts girl of IS stood tha
strain, of being told aha had fallen heir
to f JO.OPp.OOO.
Governor Shalienberger proposes to
urge civil service for state Institutions
Ha didn't hava this in mind when ka
waa finding places for hungry demo
crat. .-.'... .......
Primary Pledge Menaced.
Reports from California Indicate a
movement to thwart the will of the
people as expressed In the primaries
last August In the cholte of A. O.
Spalding for United States senator.
HI nearest competitor In the rare,
John D. Works of Los Angeles, and
hla friends, are Raid to be quietly plan
ning to override the primary' pledge
and beat Mr. Spalding In the leglsla
ti're. Repudiating pledges, political or
otherwise. Is not In Itself, a moat hon
orable thing to do. But It Is an open
question as to bow much criticism
may justly be offered of a repudiation
In the case of one of these primary
pledges. Sooner or later the practice
Itself must be broken up and the first
step toward that end probably could
be ro easier taken than through just
such a movement.
The proposition is one that should
te considered In the broadest sense
and not on any personal grounds. The
constitution of the United States pre
scribes how we shall elect our United
States senators. It simply says they
shall be chosen by the legislatures. It
does not delegate to the people the
right to make any part of the choice,
except as the people speak through
their legislators whom they have
elected by direct ballot. This thing Of
19 43,760 ! compelling candidates ror tne logisia-
20 43,9oo ' ture to pledge themselves before elec-
43,910 jtlon to vote for the candidate for the
o3 ' .43 930 ' annate receiving the highest number
24 43.630 j of votes in the primary or general elec-
25 43,740 jtlon is a recent device that contravenes
43 980 the 0r8anlc law. It may be a good
28!! . .!! .! .!43,38oi way to choose senators. The popular
29 43,340 j election by direct vote may be atlll a
30 4a'8eo I better way, but the point Is the federal
constitution does not prescribe either
w ay, and either way, therefore, Is not
I compatible with the only law that has
anything to say on the subject.
In the California case the friends of
him who received tha highest popular
vote are charging tha other fellows
with "political brigandage" in their
attempt to circumvent the popular ma
jority, ut when it comes to that,
what are they doing but insisting that
the constitution shall be. obeyed and
the senator shall be elected oy legal
process? Indeed, who Is the political
brigand, the man who attempts to set
aside the organic law of he land, or
the one who insists that It shall not
be set aside?
But there, of course, conies In that
"primary pledge." It is regarded as
bad sportsmanship to go back on an
agreement and Mr. Spalding was a
sport before he was a politician, but
the constitution of the United States
wa not framed primarily to govern
the amenities between sports. When
it comes to a mere matter of law, isn't
it an old principle that a bad pledge
broken Is better tharjjf .carried out?
'He who tooteth not hla own born,
the same shall not be tooted," la a
maxim pregnant with,-wisdom which
s just coming to be understood by
the manufacturers of Omaha. . For
many years they have been content to
slip along on gum shoes or rubber
tires, making aa little noise as possi
ble for fear, perhaps, of disturbing the
community. Now and again tha news
papers have undertaken to give pub
licity to tha fact that certain lines of
manufacturing prospered extensively
in Omaha, but these efforts have ben
to a large extent thwarted by the re
luctance of tha manutacturers them
selves, who have preferred to conduct
their business quietly, if not secretly.
Sentiments expressed at the get-to
gether dinner on Tuesday evening in
dicate that a change Is coming over
the spirit of the dream J.n this regard
and that tha Omaha factories are be
ginning' to make a noise In tha
world. If the men. f who are at the
head of tha various manufacturing en
terprises now beinr carried on in
Omaha will only follow up tha sugges
tions of some of the speakers at that
panquet, they will soon find that tha
tooting of their own horn will draw
to them such public attention as will
necessitate the enlargement of their
plants. Judicious advertising cer
talnly brings results.
Railway! and Good Eoadi.
Tha good roads movement has lacked
juat the kind of strength it will get
from the co-operation of tha railroads.
several of whose presidents have gone
into tha new association for tha im
provement of highways. These men
will be actuated by no sentimental mo
tive, but by the purely practical pur
pose of increasing tha sources of reve
nue for their respective companies.
They will also have both the skill and
facilities to afford the best sort of
With mora than 400,000,000 acrea
of land yet untitled in this country, we
have one view of what good roads
would mean to railroad transportation.
It will ba necessary, before developing
much of this land, to build good wagon
roads between it and tha railways.
Railroads occasionally have what ara
called car shortagea. They ara very
disastrous in many ways. And these
situations ara often caused by a lack
of good roads. That la, farmers will
not attempt to haul their produce) to
market for shipment during the bad
road season and thla naturally atores
up oa tha farms great quantities of
freight. When tha roads become pas
sable It Is rushed to tha train and
the railroads are congested. Tha bur
dens are numerous and fall on many
' All this will be avoided when the
good roads movement geM to working
Tha active participation of
these railroad presidents. therefore In; Is one Industry capable or greater de
this great movement means much for j veiopment in Nebraska It Is milling,
it. Such men as President Mc'rca of Nebraska wheat makes the best flour
the Pennsylvania. I.. W. Hill of the and the best bread obtainable, and
Groat Northern, Kinley of the South- I Nebraska mills can manufacture flour
ern, Yoakum of the Fris' o and Rip- of as tine quality as can be obtained In
ley of the Santa Fe would add strength
and virility to any cause or movement.
It will be observed that every section
of the I'ntted States is fairly well rep
resented In this array of presidents,
too; another very good thing for the
The Leaven of Sanity.
The governors assembled at Frank
fort. Ky., to discuss uniformity in leg
islation w ill find, as Dr. Woodrow Wil
son told them In his address, that "No
absolute, uniform set of rulea is likely
to fit the infinitely varied circum
stances of the states and their peo
ple." Yet there Is one principle that
may with vast profit be generally ap
plied, and that ia the principle of sane
thought and action, which formed the
very keynote of Dr. Wilson's address.
Dr. Wilson added hat the people are
calling for ofcen leadership today "and
they wilsh their leaders to be men who
represent them all." True enough, but
in addition to this demand for per
sonal Integrity dwells deep in the
heart a most Insistent appeal for aane
leadership, for the spirit of sanity as
the leavening Influence throughout the
country. It is needed In the making
of state lawa and their execution, and
it Is needed in the co-ordination of
state and national governments. If
the conservative element of this na
tion and by that we do not mean the
reactionary element can evolve out
of the confusion of new ideas a princi
ple of sane leadership that can be
fitted into the "infinitely varied cir
cumstances" of the states and their
people, it will have done enough to
Justify itself. That is the only hard
and fast rule that we know of that can
be applied in common.
Unquestionably one of the big prob
lems of today and tomorrow is in the
proper relation of state and national
authority. The nature of the new ia
sues which development of natural re
sources forces upon us makes this so.
These problems are going to perplex
the best, minds. They ought, there
fore, have the beat thought that all
those in authority can give them, and
under no circumstances should they be
made the means of promoting selfish
ends by appealing to sentiment rather
than sense. Says Dr. Wilson:
W have no foolish or pedantic Jealousv
of federal power. But we do not believe
the Intervention of federal powers either
necessary or desirable. We are not at
tempting a task of mediation; neither are
we trying to fend off revolution.
A good code for the governors to
follow. No 111 Is likely to come to
either state or federal power so long
as their co-ordination is left to sane
and "honest leaders. It is a thing over
which straw men should not be set up
merely to knock down. We are at the
point now where mistakes of that sort
count most In the summaries. What
needs to be kept constantly la mind Is
that every change in. method or policy
of government Is not necessarily an im
First Duty of the Legislature.
The census return for Nebraska re
minds us of the most important task
that will be before the Incoming legis
lature that of redistrlcting Nebraska
for legislative purposes.
Tha shifting of population In thla
state baa been such aa to make the
present distribution of membership in
both branches of tha legislature so un
just that no argument in favor of a
reapportionment should ba required.
This matter baa been before the peo
ple now for twenty years, and one leg
lalature after another has avoided or
evaded ita constitutional duty, per
petuating an injustice until it can no
longer be tolerated. Countlea of con
siderable population have been carved
out of what was unorganised territory
at the time tha atate waa last dis
tricted, while other counties that then
existed have Increased their population
many fold. It is true that the older
countlea of the state have made de
cided growth also, but not in propor
tion to that of the newer sections. It
is also a matter of simple Justice to
those people who have settled in the
western half of Nebraska that they be
given representation In tha legislature
on a basis that will be fair and equi
table. While wa ara about It, we might as
well take step to obliterate the tradi
tional division of the state on North
find South Platte lines. No good rea
aon can be found for perpetuating this
political absurdity.- It has entered into
politics for many years and baa had
soma effect in ahaplfig tha course of
events as to the representation in con
gress. But tha time baa coma when
Nebraska should not be divided by any
lines, eaat or west, north or south. Tha
people of the state are patriotic and
consistently loyal In all other direc
tions, and why they should ba divided
amongst themselves on the basis of
tradition passes understanding.
If the next legislature will take aucb
acticn aa will give tha people of Ne
braska proper representation In tha
general assembly -and clear tha way
for the obliteration of sectional di
vision, so that tha atate shall coma to
be considered a a whole, it will per
form a public service greater than
that of any of Ita predecessor.
Tha "flour fight" that is now going
on la central Nebraska calls attention
to an anomaly in our procedure. It
seems absurd that Nebraska wheat
should be shipped to Minneapolis to
be ground Into flour and then sent
back to thla state to ba eaten. If, there
Those convicted land fencera will
not be permitted to serve their term
of Imprisonment at a fashionable club,
but they will apparently note little
difference. It la getting so It Is a
real pleasure to go to Jail under proper
Illinois makes a better showing for
rural population than New York. Chi
cago contains only two-fifthe of Illi
nois' total population, while New York
City contains one-half and a little more
of the population of that state-
Destruction of a factory by fire was
hardly an appropriate way to mark
the manufacturers' banquet, but If It
be rebuilt bigger and better It will
ahow the proper phase of the Omaha
James J. Hill predicts that within a
year thousands of men will ba Idle be
cause of the country's waste. But
then Mr. Hill has cried "wolf so
many, many times and the wolf came
The late candidates may find some
Interest in studying the table pub
lished In The Bee. It will give them
a good idea of what hit them and
where It landed.
The republican majority in Minne
sota is atill climbing. At last accounts
it had passed the 60,000-mark and it
was somewhere up in the Red river
Invasion of American Ideas.
Among Premier Asqulth's moat demagogic
policies, In the opinion of his conservative
opponents, la the payment of salaries to
members of Parliament. Paid members
suggest the Amerlcanliatlon of British poli
tics to the Insular mind.
No One Ublla-ed to Bite.
While it Is true that tha robbing of easy
marks by means of get-rich-qulck schemes
Is a depraved practice, It is worth while
to remember that persons are not vic
timized by these swindles unless they yield
to the deolre to get something for nothing.
"Let la Be Thankful."
Chicago Inter Ooean.
Whatever the faults of our American
women, let us ba thankful they are neither
such nervous degenerates, nor euch sexless
hooligans aa to behave themselves as do
their British sisters. And let us again be
thankful that It Is really Impossible for
American men even to Imagine American
women so disgracing themselves.
Inexperience Brightens Hope.
New York World.
The fact that 120 representatives in tha
next house never; sat In eongresa before
muy prove a j-eal public gain. If they
know less about the methods of pushing
special claims . and private pension bills
and working the patronage game in all Its
details they may have mora time to devote
to what Is really public business. v
Ambassador Reld says that if there ia a
nobler profession connected with merely
human affairs than diplomacy no man has
yet found It. ; Diplomacy has, indeed,
greatly Improved since the Ellsabethan
definition of an ambassador a "an honest
man sent to lie abroad for the common
wealth," and even since Napoleon said, "I
wish I had a gentleman In my service who
could He like Monsieur de Metternloh," but
It Is not yet quite guileless.
NO OPFKNSE MEANT.
North Ben Porta.
The visit of the American battleships to
English and French ports without touching
at German station ha annoyed that na
tion, which sees In the episode a deliberate
We cannot subscribe to such a version.
Certainly no insult was Intended. Admiral
von Reventlow' statement, that "the lack
In respect of courtesy requires to be regis
tered." seems altogether out of place. But
In vain we' search the column of the preaa
of thla country for a plausible reason for
the" omission or this international courtesy,
etlll, the cause Is plain.
The North sea Is on of the mcst treach
erous bodies of water In the world. Choppy,
short waves, submerged reefs, a steadily
receding sea, and the danger thus laid bare
to levlatbana of the present day, and to
those who are not absolutely sure of their
charts and their channels, make It anything
but safe for a foreign man-of-war to aall
thla highly dangerous sea. No doubt the
Navy department had this In mind, and
while possibly trifle too careful, and per
haps sneered at by wiseacres, It Is far
better to avoid unnecessary danger than to
court It, especially at this time of the year
in northern cltmea. We should all know
the saying that an ounce of prevention Is
worth a pound of cure.
No doubt the emperor understands our
Our Birthday Book.
December 1, ltlO.
Queen Alexandra, widow of King Edward
VII and mother of King George V, waa
born December 1, l&H. Sue la a native of
Denmark, eldeet daughter of King Chrts-
tion XIX. and Slater to Empress Dagmar
of Rusala and King George I of Greece,
Elmer J. Burkett United Btates senator
from Nebraska, ia celebrating his forty
third birthday today. He was born In
Mills county, Iowa, and his first expedi
tion into Nebraska waa as a member of aa
amateur baae ball team. He repreaented
the first district in eongresa several terma
and waa promoted to the senate, being de
feated last month on a popular preferential
vote for United States senator.
Laweoa G. Brian, atate treaaurer of N
braska, was born December 1, U61, at
Blalrstowa. Ia. He located in Albion
where be was a prosperous business man
at the time he waa elected treaaurer four
year ago. H waa re-elected for a second
John A. BootC real estate maa, who was
elected eounty commissioner last fall, but
died shortly after taking office, would have
been celebrating hla birthday today. Ht
waa born in latil in Lancaster county, Penn
sylvania, and looked after the Interests of
j tna Aai estate In it realty holdings
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
King Corn is steadily extending his do
minion In the land of cotton. County
rorn shows are quite fashionable In Ken
tucky. A mail car full of maKailnes burned on
a New York railroad the other day. The
spectacle of Incendiary literature burning
luelf is a novelty worth noting.
The demand for martyr's croans among
the flKbting suffragettes of tendon
threatens to drive present styles of head
gear to the millinery Junk pile.
New York has had enough experience
to be convinced that the best means of
suppressing the smoking automobile Is to
turn the exhaust pipe upward In front and
give the driver the full benefit of his own
The right of school teachers to paddle
their unruly pupils has been affirmed by
the courts of Washington, raddles are
useful In emergencies, but the old reliable
slipper beats 'em all for resiliency and
mastering the curves.
It Is pathetic to not that John G. Car
lisle should have been so poor at the time
of his death that hla family oould not
provide means for his burial at his old
home In Kentucky, yet every political wind
jammer in the country seventeen years ago
accused him of selling out to Wall street.
H. C. Henry of Seattle, railroad builder,
banker and philanthropist. Is about to add
pawn brokerage to his aotlvltles. His pur
pose Is to loan small sums of money at
low Interest rates on collateral that la not
usually pawnabte. Only enough profit to
run the establishment Is sought, the main
idea being to help the worthy poor.
There recently died In St. Louis, at the
age of 61 year, Pierre Chouteau, lineal
descendant of the founder of that city,
who was the Instigator of the Louisiana
Purchase exposition. It was natural that
Mr. Chouteau should have been an active
member of the Missouri Historical society,
to which he gave valuable charts and books
that had come down to him.
BIG RASCALS, LITTLES FOOLS.
Confederacy of Frand Gxclvded from
One thing stands out strikingly In the re
markable story of wholesale swindling
that has come to light through the efforts
of Secretary Hitchcock, and the men under
him. It is the fact that big rascals thrive
on little fools. That a great confederacy of
fraud should be concocted and send out Its
scoop nets through the United States and
gather In the guileless In multlmllllona Is
a curious commentary upon the caustic re
mark used by Carlyl with reference to
the people of his own country that they
were mostly fools.
The same instincts of the weak and ig
norant have been played upon that are al
ways played upon by men who seek wealth
by Ingenious fraud. Here is a chain of
bogus corporations linked together and
employing the service of persons to asslRt
them In their fraud who were full of guilty
knowledge of the real character of the
concerns or who, having such knowledge.
became so Involved In the operation aa
to make It hard for them to get out.
The multitude of Investors In the en
graved paper of the bogus crew represent
the host of weak fools who always come
to light whenever there Is a bursting of the
Inflated bubbles. The big rascals plan the
harveft and the little fools do the sowing.
The first have the situation entirely In
hand; the other have as their asset their
credulity. Borne way they have the "suck
ers' " dream In which their small funds
are made to create vast revenues. The get-
rlch fever Is In their blood, and they remain
awake at nights to count their prospective
Any kind of a proposition serves to tell
on those who, lacking the capability of
earning money by application or being for
tunate In the possession of easy wealth,
seek to get ahead of their bank account
by the alchemy of Investments, the real
nature of which they do not know. The only
protection the Unlte-1 States can offer Is
to close the mails to such concerns after
their real nature has been made known.
In the meantime the mischief Is don, and
the "easy marks" have been separated
from their money.
Now that the Postofflce department has
gotten together upon the trail of the ras
cal and rounded them up It Is to be hoped
that It will not expend Its energies upon
the minor agents and employes, but land
the leading rascals of the aggregation in
jail. Yet all the government can do to pub-
nsn tne Dig rascals will not avail to more
than check the depredations, for as long
as men are born In folly the shrewd and
unscrupulous will make each their prey.
W KNOW IT IS THERE."
Activities of American Dollar
Distressfully sparring for time In their
present contest with the TJoyd-George com
bination, the English lords have recently
fended by bitter allusion to "vulgar Amer
ican dollars in British politics" meaning
the contributions of Irish-Americans to the
home rule cause.
To which Lloyd-George counter with a
sharp rejoinder that "many a noble house
I tottering to It fall which had Its foun
datlons underpinned by American money"
meaning American money which crossed
the water by way of marriage settlements
Whereupon the duke of Marlborough,
feeling himself especially slammed, retorts
that "It Is cowardly to attack the lords
through their ladles!"
The noble duke' defense sound lofty
but It ia evasive. The liberals are not
attacking titled Rngllsh ladies of American
origin, but the solecism of noble husbands
using American dollars to boost a Tory
And the point seems to be a good one.
When Dickens' character, Lavvy Wllfer,
pronounced the word "petticoat" In the
presence of company and waa aharply re
buked by her mother, Lavvy's admirer,
Mr. George Sampson, rushed to Lavvy's
defense by saying: "After all, ma'am, we
know It Is there!"
After all, ws know that the American
marriage dollar are there hard at work
to shore up the obsolete House of Lords;
and between such dollars, employed In such
a causa, . and the unselfish contributions
of Irish-Americans made to establish Amer
ican Idea In their native land, there I no
room for doubtful discussion.
FLYERS CARRYING FREIGHT.
Prospective Package Delivery System
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
An aviator has flown from Dayton to
Columbus carrying $1,000 worth of silk. He
covered the sixty-five miles at the rate of
a mile a minute. The load wa not bulky
and It could have been shipped In som
other fashion. The proceeding, however,
was Interesting as indicating that light
freight ran be carried by the air line In
much lea time than by any other means
The aeroplane. If It Is to continue Its ad
vance, must have some potential commer
cial use. As a plaything It Is not worth.
while. As the science of aviation ad
vancea, however, there I every reason to
believe that practical uais will be found,
and that the development will be along
Offhand on is Inclined to predict that
the dirigible, or lighter than air sky ship,
will have a greater usefulness than tha
Dior LDlereaUng aeroplane. It froaaibjli.
X! j. . I 0 '
ties for commerce seem to be much larger.
We can conceive a passenger or a freight
dirigible, but at present an aeroplane tie-
voted to these uses Is beyond imagination.
It Is, however, very unsafe to prophesy
as to the future of scientific development.
The railway locomotive, the steamboat and
the automobile all seemed to be Imprac
tical plaything when they were first de
vised. STRANGE FRRAK OF FORTUNE.
What Happened to Ownerless Con
When the southern confederacy fell, it
fell. Like the one-horse shay, it went all
to pieces, nothing first, Just as bubbles do
when they burst.
Well, when the confederacy thus col
lapsed, It was relying through Its agents
on money for cotton stored abroad. The
eotton had run theDlockade. The money
ran the blockade Uadt to the south and
It was received by the agent who had
transmitted It more than once before to
the Richmond government.
At the very last there was no Richmond
government and no confederacy. The last
Installment of money for cotton was re
ceived after the confederategovernment
had ceased to be. It could not be returned
to a government that had ceased to exist
and whose officers were fugitives. The
agent who received that last Installment
did not feel like handing It over to the
United State government. The latter did
not know the money existed, and, there
fore, could make no claim for the money.
It did not know the agent existed. It
could make no claim on him.
He Just retained the money. There was
no one to return It to here. There was
none to whom It belonged here. There was
none who claimed it here. The man kept
It, came north, Invested It, made more
money with It, and became one of the
richest and most Influential business men
In New York, dying on Friday a multi
millionaire, respected, unimpeachable and
allied through the marriages of his chil
dren with some of the most distinguished.
families In the United States and Great
Britain. AVe may add that this ex-confed
erate agent and subsequent metropolitan
multimillionaire became one of the most
liberal supporters of charity, education and
religion, south and north, and made them
the beneficiaries of the growth of the for
tune of which the events suggested had
made him the sole conceivable custodian.
What he gave away an hundred times ex
ceeded what events laid In his lap. What
he "made" a thousand times exceeded
what he received and has bequeathed.
And we may further Incidentally an
nounce the death of Richard T. Wilson at
Ml Fifth avenue, In Manhattan, on Friday
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"Yes, Bella Is very busy. She write
pamphlets on 'Good Bread' and 'Safe
Salads' and Troper Pastries.' She has
become one ot tne loading authorities on
"Is Bella a cook?"
"No. Blie's an essayist." Cleveland Plain
"Why do you want to voteT"
"So as to keep my huahand home mors,"
replied young Mrs. Torklns. "AH I will
have to do Is to take the opposite side of
a question. Then we can be paired on
very election and give ourselves no further
concern about It." Washington btar.
"How did that spiritualist exhibition
"ll was what you might call a reverse
"How so?" . .
"It was a show of a ghost which didn't
result in the ghost of a show." Baltimore
"Emerson says theie Is always a best
way of doing everything." 1
"Is there? I wonder If he ever found a
best way of wearing a pair of shoes thai
were about a slae too small." Chicago
Clncinnatun had returned to hla farm,
"Back to the land!" he chuckled.
At a later period, In spite of the pro
longed and agonized howling of the New
York papers, he assumed the dictatorship
again. Chicago Tribune.
"Why should you be so discouraged. Mrsv
Wattleson? It seems to me that you are
always complaining. Yet you have neres
suffered a great loss."
"Haven't I? Our cook left day before yeas
terday nnd she weighed at least 09 pouadsv
- Chicago Record-Herald. ,
"What Is that patient doing over thr4)
in the corner?"
"He's a craxy circus man who is draw
ing up a catalogue for an entirely original
"What animals has he catalogued at
"A sun dog, a moon calf, an ocean
greyhound, a sea puss and an Irish bulL"
WILLIE ON THE NEW BABY.
We 'm got a new toy up four house.
It ain't no biRger ner a mouse.
Its eyes is blue, like sister's dnIL
An' it 'a no 11101 e hair n a billiard ball
It makes such faces, ye never saw
Their like In all your life before.
He's soft and squashy as a oat, .
An' seems to love to sing an' chat.
Though ro far, far a 1 have heard,
"Goo-gah" 's his one and only word.
Be says It ninety tlmos a day,
Though what It means I cannot say.
So far I think It's mighty queer
They do not like to let me near.
An' when I've ast to take him out
They holler, "No!" My, how they shouti
But l aw and Maw, they do a pile
Of playiu' with hlin all the while.
I hope some time the day will come
When 1 can play round with him some.
For 'f all the toys I ever see ,
Me is the best of all that be.
You'd almost think, to hear him squeal.
That he waa really, really real!
The stomach is a larger faotor ia " life, liberty and tb pur
suit of happiness" than most people are aware. Patriotism
can withstand hanger but not dyspepsia. The confirmed dys
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who oct to the front for his country with a weak stomach
will be weak soldier and fault finder.
A sound stomscb makes for good citizenship as well ss for
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