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Therft Is no adulteration In Dr.
Wiley's vindication, any way.
That mall-by-alrship experiment
doubtless relates to drop letters.
If the kindling wood trust Is
smashed Into splinters, who will
An exchange says a cold winter Is
on the way. Most winters have a
habit of getting cold.
Rudyard Kipling will doubtless say
he beat reciprocity In Canada. Cer
tainly somebody did.
They may be slow In Canada, but
not as slow as Maine when It comes
to counting the votes.
It would take a broncho buster to
keep the lid on In Spain. How Is little
Alphonse going to do it?
Mary Shaw, the actress, believes In
a family of four children. Let's see,
how many has Miss Shaw?
"Coin" Harvey Is said to be run
ning for office In Arkansas. Office
holding must pay in Arkansas.
That postmasters' meeting In
Omaha just got in under the wire to
enjoy the fag end of the hot wave.
Even if Canada does shut the door
of trade In our faces we may be able
to worry along yet for a few years.
With Ak-Sar-Ben's matchless list
of attractions all roads should lead
to Omaha during the next two weeks.
General Reyes says there is no
peace In Mexico. Does that make
him the Patrick Henry of that coun
try? Mr. Bryan Is Bald to have raised a
fine crop of onions In Texas. Maybe
that is what made Senator Bailey
Our amiable democratic contem
porary has resumed its practise of
setting up straw men just to knock
Less than $100,000 has been col
lected to defend the McXamaras In
Los Angeles. Oh, well, those lawyers
are not in it for money.
"Be patient with the tailor," cries
the Inter Ocean. That is not so much
the question as that the tailor shall
be patient with us.
If wo bad only known that Mr.
Bryan was predicting a victory for
reciprocity in Canada we might have
I'fcn better prepared for what we got.
Governor Aldrlch says the east Is
far behind the west. We hereby ex
tend an Invitation to the east to come
west und catch up with the proces
Those Spanish probably pulled off
thiu last little revolt In deference to
the august presence of his belllgeren
majesty, Senor Diaz, to whom peace
Is a bore.
President Mellen of that New Ens
land railroad has hastened to explain
thai his talk of resigning was only a
Joke. He must be the Joebailey oj
the railroad world.
When a youth of 70 James J. Hill
thought of retiring, but now that he
has attained the ripe old age of 73
he is convinced that retirement Is the
last thing he nee4s.
It is easy to tell what the trusts
should not be permitted to do, but
not bo easy to tell Just how far they
should be authorized to go without
violating the law. That is where
"Trust Buster" Kellogg displays both
audacity and courage in outlining i
practical scheme of regulation fo
The Twilight Zone.
In the discussion elicited by the
action of the governors' conference In
appointing a committee to see that
the state's side of the question be
properly presented In the appeal from
the Sanborn decision none is more
significant than the comment of the
Outlook, whose contributing editor
as we all know, was responsible for
the convening of the governors for
the first time. The question Involved,
ss there defined, Is how the "twilight
rone," now unoccupied by any gov
ernmental authority, shall be brought
under governmental sway, and the
Outlook gives this expression of opln
The governors In conference naturally
look to the extension into that sons of
the sovereignty of the states, and cer
tainly there is no room for disputing that
it. would he better to have the twilight
lone under state regulation than under
fio regulation at all. On the other hand.
we think that experience has made It
plain that if the control ovor the twilight
fone Is to be effective and Just It should
be exercised largely by the national gov
ernment. The proposition Is plainly much
wider than the Sanborn decision.
That decision, which purports to draw
the line between state and federal
powers to fix and regulate railway
rates, may be reversed or affirmed
and still leave this much greater
problem of state or federal control
yet to be solved. The movement for
uniform laws on many subjects regu
larly discloses the fact that the only
laws that operate uniformly through
out the country are the federal laws.
The true distribution of authority
and responsibility between the state
and national governments Is what Is
sought after, but can be reached only
through slow and Imperfect stages.
Juggling the Prices.
The sudden rise of foodstuff prices
charged to Canada's rejection of reci
procity is not justified by conditions.
It Is the Judgment of many even-balanced
men that had reciprocity been
accepted in Canada and become oper
ative it would have had no vital ef
fect upon the cost of living, except as
it may have been fictitiously used by
manipulators of the markets. It does
not Btand to reason, then, that its de
feat can be of vital consequence to
prices. Conditions of supply and de
mand are exactly as they have been
all the time. The laws governing ex
change have not been affected one
particle by Premier Laurier's defeat,
nor Is there any other reason why
prices should fluctuate wildly except
It only goes to show what a slight
pretext those 'who control the mar
kets require In order to shift the
whole scale of prices. It is absurd
to say that even had reciprocity been
voted it would have bad the effect in
a year, perhaps, which It must have
had to warrant such advances. The
idea that .the man who sits down to
his oatmeal or other breakfast food
the day after the ballots are cast In
Canada shall pay more for It than he
did the day before is not tenable.
But not only have the prices of
foodstuffs been juggled as a make
shift result of this Canadian election;
the prices of commodities not edible
are similarly affected. What would
have been the result had reciprocity
carried, one can only conjecture from
these conditions. Most people, we be
lieve. In this country have come to
the conclusion that the chief effect
of reciprocity, had It carried, would
have been more moral than economic.
If that theory be correct, then It
leaves all the less excuse for this
shooting up of the prices of neces
sities by those who are in the habit
of gambling in such things.
Old Diaz Power Still Alive.
General Reyes of Mexico has pub
licly advised his friends not to par
ticipate in the election of October 1
on the ground that it will be illegal!
Because of this conviction, he says,
he will not urge his own candidacy
for president as opposed to Dr. Ma
dera, General Reyes gives as his
reason for questioning the legality of
the election the fact that the country
is not yet at peace. That seems to be
a fact and yet it is under civil gov
ernment and nominally at peace. It
will be a most interesting situation to
watch after Midero has been elected,
as it seems he will be by default.
whether the Reyes party, which Is
really the old Diaz following, can
interpose any barrier to the new
president's taking office on those
grounds. Should Mexico wait until
it is wholly at peace before holding a
national election it might have to
wait a long time.
Evidently General Reyes, as the
old friend and associate of Diaz, did
not return from France for nothing,
nor has Diaz, deposed and exiled, de
cided to forest and forgive all Just
yet. These old warriors think they
have a few cards to play which the
Maderists have not divined. One
thing is certain, they do not propose
to lay themselves open to the new
element in the republic. General
Reyes insists that if his friends
should seek to take part In the elec
tlon the partUans of Madero would
have recourse to all sorts of meas
ures to Impede their voting. That
very thing on the part of Dias at the
last election Is what precipitated the
revolution, making Madero a na
tlonal leader. Surely Madero must
have learned a tetter lesson.
Distrust, a general lack of confi
dence, continues between the oppos
ing factions in Mexico, we see, and
throughout the country more or less
disorder still reigns. It is doubtless
as Reyes says there Is no peac
but how ran deferring the election
make for peace any more than hold
ing it? If the contending camrs
really were bent on peace for Mexi
co's welfare they surely could arrange
some means of holding a lawful elec
tion and agree to abide by the out
come as the basis of a new and better
Canal Tolls and Cost of Living.
In the wide discussion of the ques
tion of Panama canal tolls the theory
Is advanced that free tolls on Ameri
can coastwise traffic will mean
cheaper transportation within our
own borders by reason of rail and
water competition, and in turn a cor
responding reduction in prices to the
consumer, hence a partial solution of
the high-cost-of-llvlng problem. It
Is now believed by some that the
canal may be ready for business in
the spring of 1913, but that would
still defer the relief rather long.
Seriously, It does seem as If low
tolls on the Panama would contribute
somewhat to this result, yet how
much is mere guesswork. But before
we get to that conclusion, the ques
tion of tolls or no tolls has to be set
tled. Some contend that the United
Slates has not complete Jurisdiction
over the matter of tolls, a contention
hardly tenable, though, In the light
of article 2 of the Hay-Pauncefote
treaty, taken in connection with ar
ticle 3 of the same treaty, the respec
tive articles reading:
The said government shall have and
enjoy all the rights Incident to such con
struction, as well as the exclusive right
of providing for the regulation and man
agement of the canal.
The canal shall be free and open to the
vessels of commerce and of war of all
nations observing these rules on terms of
entire equality, so that there shall be no
discrimination against any such nation,
or Its citizens or subjects, in respect of
the conditions or charges of traffic or
This la taken as justifying the be
lief that the treaty aims at imposing
uniform rates of toll on all competi
tive commerce between nations in a
common market, though it may not
as plainly imply that domestic com
merce of any nation is made subject
to the treaty regulations. It Is very
plajn from the treaty, though, that
the United States retains the exclu
sive right of "providing for the regu
lation and management of the
canal." And that la the same as say
ing that we may act arbitrarily In
using the canal for our own internal
commerce, Just so we avoid discrimi
nation again Bt foreign powers in a
foreign competitive market.
Up in the Third Nebraska district
Dan Stephens Is likely to And the
liberal use he made of the other
fellow's check book coming back to
plague him unless bis own check book
Is equally elastic.
It Is up to Omaha to make its very
best appearance to Ak-Sar-Ben visi
tors. If every shopkeeper and house
holder will do his part no stranger
will go away without a good impres
sion of the city.
"Mike" Harrington, of course, did
not expect Candidate Harman to ac
cept his invitation to come into court
and make him prove it. That invita
tion was issued for campaign pur
This aviation game must be much
ike running a seashore hotel. The
box receipts during the summer
months have to be big enough to pay
the bills for the whole year.
Junketing public officials are bad
enough, but they are not the worst
menace to Omaha's good government.
Grafting public officials are even less
.o KR VII.VT 1VC0S1STKCIUS
t'korch Fair Lottery Nn ......... .i
Land Lottery Promoted.
St. Louis Republic.
The other day a clergyman mtin i,...
to raise money for his church instituted
a lottery. lie was pounced upon by a
secret service agent and confronted with
the terrors of the law. A local newspaper
man who had advertised the drawing
was threatened with the exclusion of his
newspaper irotu the mails. Various other
people in good standing who had in
nocently taken part In the enterprise
were dragged before
- wv.tnioQiuiiDi B
and made to confess. Anthony Comstock
appeared on the scene, but before the
troops were summoned the clergyman an
nounces mat tne enterprise had been
From October 3 to 21 nf iczv .
of land in South Dakota, owned by the
Lnneu btutes government, will be dis
posed of according to law by means of
a lottery. This Is the usual nuih .
the land office, and It haa been r..,,.
to many times in the riant w ,v,
see government itself practicing what In
me inaiviaual citizens it denominates ni
punishes as a orlme.
The land office's defense la i, i.u
is the fairest way of' disposing of the
land and that in this case it is not a
gamble because everybody on the ground
has a chance at no coet.
This Is in one resDect hirh .
to the reasonableness of lotteries, but In
another it is fallacious. Men and women
who go to South Dakota to participate
in Uncle Sam s pool selling are under
considerable expense. Some portions of
the land la much more vImki
others. There will be wlnnera and losers
in ims game, inevitably.
It Is a mean sort of government. i i
rlsy which persecutes the promoters of
a cnurcn iair in eeptemoer and conrt,,..
a great national land lottery in October.
Mtklsg Off with Ills riathea.
Bt. Louis Hepublle.
Again Is Mr. Bryan called upon to
bemoan the fact that be did not get
copyright papers on all his Ideas. The
Minneapolis republicans arc to give
President Taft a dollar dinner.
COMPILED FROM DF.R FILE-S
Thirty Years bo
The president's deat
president's death was the theme or
discourse from nearly every pulpit In the
city. The Christian church, of which de
nomination the late president wss a life
long member, was elaborately decorated
In mourning snd special music was ren
dered by a cho'r. with Mr. and Mrs. W. R.
Rartlett as soloists, and sermon by Rev.
W. J, Ingram. The decorations at the
First Congregational church were made
by Mrs. Clark Woodman, and Rev. Mr.
Sherrlll preached the sermon. The First
Presbtr!an church was likewise hunt;
with black crepe, relieved with white silk
bows. The gallery roll ut the rear was
completely covered with black cloth, edged
with leaves and relieved at equal dis
tances rtli wreaths of white and berries
of red. The pastor. Rev. William 3.
Harsha, discoursed on the country's loss,
and music was rendered by a male quar
tet, under J. Northrup and Miss Alice
Rogers at the organ. Other chuivhes had
special services with mass in 8t. Phllo
mena's cathedral was conducted by Rev.
Father Nugent, editor of the Liverpool
The mourning decorations of the Wa
bash office were enhanced by the addi
tion of a beautiful wreath, more than
three feet in diameter, made of roses
combined with geranium leaves and
small white flowers, and bearing at the
top In dark purple Immortals the letters
"J. A. G," with a picture of General
Garfield in the center.
Two Sisters of Charity from LaFayette,
Ind.. arrived today to take the placee of
two sisters In St. Joseph's hospital who
are down with typhoid fever.
The old Cass street school was dam
aged by fire tonight to the extent of
about ty. Presumably set on fire.
Mrs V. r. Rlghter Is back from
Pittsburgh, Pa., where she baa been
visiting her parents. Mr. Rlghter met her
Notices of memorial meetings for Ma
sonic, bodies are signed by the following
officers: John H. Butler, master of Cap
itol lodge No. J; Qustave Anderson, mas
ter of Covert lodge; James B. Bruner,
master of Kt John's Lodge No. B; James
S. France, E. M. commander, and R. K.
Jackson, captain general, Knights Temp
lar. Twenty Years Ac
Henry C. Eastman and Thomas C.
Brainerd bring their long-pending row as
to the ownership of the Paxton hotel
to a head when Eastman got out an In
junction against Brainerd on the pro
prietorship and the matter went to the
Speaking of the republican state con
vention, which nomlnsted Judge A. M.
Post for the supreme court, these Omaha
republicans expressed high hopes of vic
tory: Colonel C. R. Bcott, W". I. Klei
stead, Thomas Bwobe, William Coburn,
Dr. 8. P. Mercer, state chairman; Major
J. 8. Clarkson, Brad D. Slaughter, Dave
Miss Mary Oliver returned from a visit
News reached Omaha of the marriage
of Dr. Dellizon A. Foote of this city and
Miss Mllla Harriet Balrd of Holly, Mich.,
at the home of the bride In that city.
Bob Baxter was assigned to be superin
tendent of the Oregon division of the
Pacific division of the Union Pacific
"J. K. Emmett played "Friti 'in Ire
land" at the Boyd.
The city council was wrestling with
the garbage question.
A. J. Hanscom and family announce
they will live at the Paxton for the win
ter. Ten Years Age
Mrs. D. F. Snow, 5 North Eighteenth
street, was short a board bill of 30 owed
her by "Prof." Vance, clairvoyant,
psychnpalmist and healer, and the police
were looking for the professor. The pro
fessor left a lot of other folks In similar
grief, among them stenographers, who
had done work for him.
Two of Omaha's oldest families were
united in the marriage of Henry T.
Clarke, Jr., and Miss Grace Allen, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Allen. The
auditorium of the First Congregational
church was taxed to accommodate the
attendance. Rev. Hubert C. Herring read
the long ring ceremony. At the east
door of the church Mr. Clarke entered,
accompanied by his brother, Gordon
Clarke, and proceeded to the altar, where
he waited for his bride. From the main
entrance the bridal party advanced, led
by the ushers, Frank Crawford, Lynn
Sherwood, Wing Allen, Ross Towle, Her
bert Gannett and Scott Brown of Chi
cago. The bridesmaids. Miss Mabel Tay
lor, Miss Helen Cleveland of Denver,
Miss Helen Peck and Miss Helen Hoag
land, were followed by the matron-of-honor,
Mrs. Benjamin F. Bates of Den
ver, and she by the niaid-of-honor. Miss
Elizabeth Allen, sister of the bride. The
party left the church to Mendelssohn's
wedding march and a large part of the
congregation was driven to the Allen
home, 2109 California street, where from
8:30 to 11 a reception held forth. The
couple .later left for "parts unknown."
William Little, farmer and widower of
65, came, saw and conquered the belles
In the East Dodge street musio halls
and took the fairest he could find. Miss
Maggie Banders, 29, to be his wife and
the mother of his five children down at
dear old Tecumseh. They were married
by Judge Vinsonhaler.
Deputy State Game Warden George
Slmpklns got into a tiff mlt Der Schudge
AJtstadt over some fish and vowed he
would have the Judge's official scalp,
which, however has not been off the
Judge's head from that day to this.
George W. Craig, assistant city en
gineer, returned from a trip to the
John A. MoAvoy, 27 years of age, died
at the family residence, 2229 South
Twelfth street. He had lived In the city
nearly all his life. His wife was a
daughter of Mrs. D. C. Rowden.
ew Record ! Loss Trains.
More or less comment, not all of It
favorable. Is heard on the tremendous
weight put upon our railroad tracks, and
some of the recent accidents have been
attributed to the spread of the rails
from . this cause. What seems like a
new record In this respect was nutde
last week by a freight train on the
Banta Fa road, a big Mallet engine draw
ing a hundred loaded cars, the train
weighing over 1.400,000 pounds exclusive
to the locomotive, which added 600,000
more. Tet a speed of fourteen and a
half miles an hour waa made for a
distance of over a hundred miles. The
length of this loaded train was con
iderably more than three-quarters of a
Tlfe Bee's LdlcrBox.
A CorreetlrtB Thanks.
OMAHA, Bept. :i.-To the Editor of
The Bee: Permit nie to correct a mis
statement made under the caption of
Looking Backward This Day in Omaha.
You state "Under Twenty Tears Ago":
"Dr. Hall, pastor of the First Baptist
church, had a few words to say to his
congregation, with which he was at outa,
and did not forget It In his prayer," which
Twenty years ago Rev. A. W. Tamar
from Memphis, Tenn., was pastor of the
First Baptist church. This church never
had a pastor or supply by the name of
Halt: no such occurrence ever took place,
and no such prsyer waajpver made from
that pulpit. I was a member of and an
officer In that church from June 18 un
til November 197, when I transferred my
membership to Calvary Baptist church,
and I know the above statement T have
made to be true. O. 8. WOOD.
NOTE: Item should have been more
specific In locating it as the first Bap
tist church. Council Bluffs.
4 Frlend'a Tribute.
SOUTH OMAHA. Neb.. Sept. 20.-TO
the Editor of The Bee: It wss with a
grest deal of regret that I saw the press
reports of the death of Congressman Ed.
Madison of Kansas. He and T were old
time Intimate friends and I probably
knew him better than any one else In
He was a man of commanding ability
and an orator of great power. While we
did not agree on his Insurgency within
the republican ranks, yet my admiration
for him remained undiminished. Had
he lived It is more than likely that he
would have been one of the Kansas sen
ators before many years and he might
have filled still higher positions at the
hands of the government. He would
have finally recovered from his Insurgent
leanings. He Was a man of bull dog de
termination and one whose Integrity
could not be questioned.
It is a great loss to the country to have
a man of high ability and worth die Just
when be had a great career open before
him. While his satire did not equal that
of the late John J. Ingalls, yet he would
have filled as great a page In our national
history as did Ingalls had he lived a few
years longer. For his oratory waa un
equalled and he might have eventually
filled the place left vacant by the death
of Dolllver, whose oratory waa not sur
passed even by Bryan.
Even with all his Insurgency his place
will be hard to fill.
FRANK A. AG-NEW.
rail-Down for the Governor.
KEARNEY. Neb.. Sept. 19. To the
Editor of The Bee: My attention has
been called to a meeting held down in
New Jersey a few Ways ago by a lot of
prancing governors. They bad learned
that an "Inferior" federal court some
where had - annulled, or was about to
annul, a state law regulating railroads.
Notwithstanding the fact that they, them
selves, had been known to have put to
sleep various legislatures, they were furi
ous. Consternation prevailed. Indigna
tion was visible on many faces. Drastic
resolutions were prepared; long and loud
speeches were made In the Interest of
state rights. The shock was felt through
out the land. Inferior federal judges
trembled; the supreme court at Washing
ton took notice. Strange to say the only
friend that Uncle Sam had in that meet
ing was from the southland. Perhaps
many of these distinguished gentlemen
had forgotten that half a century ago
Abraham Lincoln had preached the doc
trine of state's rights. Possibly some of
them were born since that time and have
neglected o read ancient history. How
ever this may be, our governor seems to
have license to go everywhere and say
the most outlandlBh things Imaginable.
We don't object to his prancing up and
down in front of the grandstand to his
heart's content, but we give him notice
right now that he must not ride rough
shod over Uncle Samuel. We protest.
And if he persists, we may try the recall
on him. JOSEPH BLACK.
People Talked About
Proposed prayer meetings in Wall street
are not intended to temper the wind for
shorn lambs, but to put more wool on
The real melancholy feature ' of the
Canadian avalanche is that the liberals,
after spending all loose money to get
nowhere must dig Into the reserve to pay
bets on a three-to-one basis.
Charles H. Eccleston, a business man
of Spokane, has received advices that his
father, George W. Eccleston, who died at
Longport, N. J., a month ago, supposedly
penniless, left property In Nebraska and
other states valued at $1,000,000.
That the ministry is a paying proposi
tion from a worldly standpoint is borne
out from the fact that from wedding fees
alone In his twenty-seven years aa rector
of Trlnty Episcopal church, New Or
leans, Rev. A. Gordon Bakewell has
taken in $14,000.
Mrs. John Lewis Bremer of Boston and
Cohafset, Mass., Is one of the few wealthy
women In this country, who conduct clubs
of working girls. Mrs. Bremer declares
that charity does not consist In giving
money alone, but In helping people to
The oldest practicing surgeon in the
United 6tate is Dr. D. D. Martin of
Tulsa, Okl. He Is 80 years old, and re
cently at a clinical convention in Chi
cago performed successfully an operation
which required the skill and Judgment of
surgeons at their best.
Chew up! The country is safe and the
home secure. Otto Fischer, "secretary of
the Bakery and Confectionery Workers'
International Union of America," an
nounced at Kansas City that mothers
may go on baiting home made bread with
out sticking a label on the dough.
Worcester, Mass., has a woman base
ball "fan," and she Is 70 years old Mrs.
George A. Austin, b'he has attended
nearly every game of the local base ball
club for the lait three years. She says
she owes her health and, perhaps, her
life, to the Inspiration of diamond con
tests. W. E. Johnson, chief special officer of
tbe United States Indian service, in a
recent book, says thk.t the name of the
island on which the city of New York
was founded was derived from the In
dian memory of their first entertainment
by Hendrick Hudson. They called It
Manahacbtanienk, which, being done Into
the vernacular, means "Place-whera-we-all-got
drunk. Of what waa the nature
of the Manhattan cocktail that left such
a glowing memory T
CLOSE VOTE EI MAINE.
New Terfc WorM: Maine went "wet"
by only twenty-six votes. But U was
still a good deal ef a shower for a pr
Cleveland Plain Dealer: On the fsce of
the returns Maine Is barely moist by
twenty-sl votes, which are disputed. Put
Inwardly she will now as always give her
self the benefit of the doubt.
Boston Transcript: F.ven the governor
and council of Mains do not know
whether repeal has a majority of X) or
,At any rate the prohibitory law.
such aa It Is, Is pretty safe for some time
to come. There Is no powerful mandate
In a majority of 9.
Philadelphia Iiedget: This vote does not
repeal the prohibitory statute, but it does
open the way. for reasonable legislation
to regulate and restrain the now unli
censed traffic In liquor that mads the
"Maine law" In the cities and towns of
the state a universal reproach.
Philadelphia Record: All Maine has been
celebrating the result of the vote on pro
hibition with the wildest enthusiasm. The
celebration has been conducted on alter
nate daya by the prohibitionists and the
opponents. No victory as ever so much
celebrated as this, because the results of
no previous election were announced and
contradicted so many times. The contest
was extraordinarily rlose, the official
count showing a majority of only twenty
for the repeal of the prohibitory pro
vision of the constitution. The conse
quence probsbly will be local option and a
A raetnr In Pnbllc Life.
There eaji be no question as to the
breadth, the keenness, the depth of Judge
Grosscup's Intellect. His Is undoubtedly
one of the ablest minds In public life to
day. If It Is to be devoted In the future
to furthering the solution of the public
problems upon which it has played In
the past, the public will welcome Its
separation from work that it found to be
Better Heed the AJ'arainar.
New York Tribune.
The- shoe machinery trust and the
kindling wood trust are both attacked
under the Sherman act In one day. How
long will It be before the combinations
realize that the law and the government
"In the preparation of this narrative
for The American Magazine I have no
literary intent whatsoever. I am not
writing for the sake of writing, nor for
the mere purpose of relating the events
of my political life. I have not yet
reached the secluded age when a man
writes his autobiography for the enjoy
ment the exercise gives him.
" Every line in this narrative is
written for the express purpose
of exhibiting the struggle for
a more representative govern
ment which is going foward in
this country, and to cheer on
the fighters for that cause."
The story of the Insurgent Movement,
in the guise of an autobiography by
Senator La Follette, will open in the
for October, now on all news-stands, 15c.; $1.50 year.
"Tea. aaid Farmer Comtoasel. T rea
every one of those speeches you primed.
In tbe Record. '
"Did thev benefit nut
"Yes. sir. I won the two dollars Zeh
Perkins bet that it couldn't be done."-e
"Breaking of that bear jron lrtTled."
"What about ItT"
"I notice you modify Its else to yrms
"Well. I never tell a man more than
I think he'll believe." Louisville Courier.
Journal. . a sdHXiXS3
"Jim Bcrlbner Is In great Inrk. He n,
his new comlo opera to Fake Sk Work
over and they lost It."
"Do you call that great ltiokf"
"Burs. They compromised with Mm
for 1.77." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"T notice frtnee .Ttmshy haa become ait
aviator he bss ceased to boast of his
"Whst bss that to do with 1tr
"T suppose it does not do an agistor
good profesilonslly to be bragging of bis
descent." Baltimore American.
"Ruggles. I'm told that hunters In ta
north woods once mistook you for a deer
and shot at you. Is that true?"
"Yes: thev were misled by the horns."
"The horns? Great Pcottt Were yotl
"No. but the hunters had hid a few."
"Is there no place for a 'has been?
"Yes; In vaudeville."
"But whst could one d?"
"One bss to do nothing when one 'has
been connected with a society sen
Friend I suppose It was hard to lose
Father Well. It did seem as If It
would be at one time, but she landed
this fellow Just as we were beginning
to give up hope. Buffalo Express.
It Isn't raining today,
on city roofs and eaves.
But In the far old forest.
It's raining autumn leaves.
And all about the village
Where sun with shadow weaves,
H Isn't raining silver phowers
It's raining golden leave?.
When sun with cloud Is hidden.
And soft the zephyr grieves.
Then to our thoughts unhidden.
The rain of ripened leaves
Renews sgaln the story
Of death's dim mystery.
And hints the golden gtorv
Of life that yet shall he.
REBECCA FAR SON M"KAT.
Nearwood, Evanston, September 20. lTf
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