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TIIH V.KK: OMAHA. MONDAY, XOVEMBEIl 20, 1011.
,Tiie Omaiia Daily Bee
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Still the march of progress
clong with ft double-quick.
Everyone will concede that those
Indicted packers have mighty am art
The next Joss house China erects
will be in the nature of an Independ
Gaby Deslys must be really some
harmer to affect those Yale youths
that way. s
Just think of the price those Chi
nese rebel leaders could get In Ameri
There may be such an entity as an
Indian summer, but It must have
gone Into hiding.
Canada must see, also, that its
prejudice against the United States
is not reciprocated.
When Wu Ting-fang doclded to
Join the rebels be did not let a ques
tion stand In his way.
Toe-dancing has been suggested for
flat-footed children. Better flat
footed than flat-headed.
Arnold Bennett raises a question
of his delicate sense by pronouncing
Chicago art magnificent.
Lillian Russell Insists that beauty
depends uoon goodness. Weil er
don't know so much about that.
What la going on at Los Angeles
constitutes no argument for our pres
ent system of forming juries.
As far as we have learned, no
Nemesis Is pursuing Judge Parker to
force him Into tb,e presidential race.
It's certain that Friday primary
election day would have to be
changed If Nebraska should embrace
woman suffrage. i
Ruth fit Denis' photographs show
that her latest costume consists
chiefly in a string of beads and
Jacob Hits admits having gone
through Texas once. Mr. Hits Is not
the man to mske the same blunder
the second time.
Philadelphia puts out the an
nouncement that Its hotels will set
the example of abolishing tipping,
lis)!, thou millennium, hall!
Old Doc Cook says, "Everywhere I
received hospitable treatment." The
printer must have dropped out the
words, "except In Copenhagen."
"When Is the beat time to buy
Christmas presents?" asks a corre
spondent. When you catch yourself
w ith the price on your person.
According to Governor Platsted
Maine Is "by many reasons destined
to become the greatest state In the
union." Give ua just one reason, gov
Reports of 1500,000.000 worth of
real estate being destroyed In one
city of China have a hollow sound
tcmpared w 1th the photos of some of
that real estate.
Mayor Caynor of New York seems
to have settled the street cleaners'
strike by ramming the rioters down
into the garbage cans and dumping
j them Into the sea. Well, with him It
is any way to get results.
Whether Henry Clay Beattle, Jr.,
ral!y makes a .confession or not be
fore he shuffles off this mortal toll,
several Inside stories purporting to
jive Information obtained direct
from him will b sure to be sprung at
: jba proper time.
That Friday Primary Da".
The disclosure has been made that
the state-wide primary to be held in
Nebraska next year under the new
law enacted by the state legislature
will fall on Friday. April 19, which
la a decided departure from the cus-
omary Tuesday election day, whlcl
has almost invariably prevailed.
The question Is propounded, How
did our lawmakers come to pick on
a Friday for primary day? But the
explanation is not so far or so diffi
cult to seek. Tha law does not say
that the primary shall be held cn
particular clay or date, but defines
the time as "the forty-fifth day be
fore the first Monday In June," every
fourth year, when presidential candi
dates are to be chosen, leaving it on
the third Tuesday In Angust for all
other years. This makes the date
variable in each case, although the
ir remains certain, and must he
Friday In presidential years and a
Tuesday In each intervening year.
The Nebraska law in this respect
was merely copied from the Initiative
and referendum measure, which had
just been submitted to popular vote
in Oregon, which likewise called a
presidential" primary for the forty
fifth day before the first Monday in
The Friday primary election In
Nebraska Is, therefore, neither
original nor accidental, but merely a
by-product of Imitation.
Harmon and the Trusts.
It Is difficult to conceive that in
the event of Governor .Harmon s
nomination by the democrats they
would wilfully make the trusts an
issue In the campaign and yet they
could hardly avoid meeting the ques
tion, for It is certain to figure In the
fight, no matter whether the demo
crats want it or not. Regulation of
big business is an issue and will be
an Issue next year, much as the demo
cratic forces might wish to relegate It
behind the tariff or something else.
In addition to Mr. Bryan's an
tagonism, the Harmon democrats
would have the governor's own rec
ord as attorney general under Presi
dent Cleveland to deal with. They sre
talking more or less at present about
Attorney General' Wlckersham's at
titude on this trust case and that, but
they well know that Mr. Wlckersham
has put through more anti-trust liti
gation twice over, perhaps, than Mr.
Harmon ever started. In the same
length of time. In fact, Mr. Harmon,
as attorney general, gave the trusts
no distress and so far as he was con
cerned they moved along the lines of
least resistance without serious dis
Senator Oliver has charged Mr.
Harmon with having declared while
attorney general, that the Sherman
anti-trust law was a "dead letter."
Senator Pomerene corrects him, say
ing that it was Attorney General
Olney who authorised that assertion.
But no matter about that, Harmon
was not ft bit more aggressive in any
attempt to apply the Sherman law
than waa Olney and his record as at
torney general would make mighty
poor democrat lo campaign material
Peace on Earth.
Unless some quick and sharp
changes ensue the season of "peace
on earth, good will to man" is apt
to catch our old world In a mighty
ugly frame of mind. Wars and ru
mors of war hold half the world tn
their grasp. Desolation and slaughter
of human life goes on in China and
In Tripoli betweeu Turks and Ital
ians; rancor and disputes mar the
peaceful' relations of Germany and
France and England.
China Is Just now the scene of a
world drama. Except for the awful
misery and suffering It must entail.
the overturning of the ancient Man-
chu dyuasty might be hailed with joy
and satisfaction, for this Is but the
lesven of democracy penetrating the
wall of oriental darkness, the logic
of time. Not so much may be said
for either Turkey or Italy In north
ern Africa. Moslem rule, with all Its
train of Intolerance aud cruelty, has
a better claim for sympathy la de
fense of its position than could pos
slbly be offered In China. So far as
the other more advaurwd European
powers are concerned Germany,
France aud Great Britain, war Is not
Imminent, but several clouds darken
the sky that ought to be cleared
The United Statea Is, it Is true, at
peace with the world, and we have
that to be thanaful for. Nor Is there
anywhere threat of a break or Inter
ruption in that peace. The Christmas
time will not find us wanting In this
respect, and If some of our good
neighbors over the sea become too
bellicose we stand ready to help
them out of their trouble by amicable
A Flat-Foot Scare.
The fiat-foot acare has been re
vived In this country because Sir Al
fred Mosley, the British educator,
declares thst tew English boys have
flat feet. One of the school authori
ties In New York City finds that the
same cannot be said of the boys of
that place, and It Is believed the girls
are likewise defective. This official
estimates that one-third of the boys
in the New York schools have flat
feet, that Is, do not hsve well-arched
The scare Is thus spreading and
ooys ana giris in most cities may
soon be examined to see how well
shaped their feet are. But it Is noth
ing new, this agitation about flat
feet. It lias been revived periodic
ally for a good many years. What,
one may ask, is the serious effect of
flat feet? Scientists say it Injures
the spine by throwing the body out
of correct form or position snd thus
weakens the entire physique. This
seems plausible, and yet the negro
race, which has always been charac
terized by unpronounced Insteps, is
not known to suffer extensively from
crooked or weakened spines.
But even as a matter of symmetry
and attractiveness, one might well
wish to have ft neatly arched foot.
The British say they get it by much
walking, both men and women.
Americans walk too little, as a peo
ple, and if greater exercise of this
kind will improve the foot, that la
only one of the good results It will
produce. We ought to walk more
for health's sake. Proper walking
and even the simple exercise of rais
ing and lowering one's body each
morning or night on arising or before
retiring is said to be a very helpful
aid to the Instep. It will at least do
to try. Notice the toe-dancer she
never has a flat foot We may not
all need to become skilled or trained
toe-dancers, but by employing some
of their rudimentary exercises we
may derive much benefit.
The Hon. Charles Otto Lobeck,
congressman from the Second Ne
braska district, has a candidate of his
own for the democrstlc nomination
for vice president. It is Congressman
W. P. Borland of Kansas City and
Congressman Lobeck started his
boom In Kansas City the other day,
in ft luncheon speech. It was ft com
plete surprise, even to Mr. Borland,
apparently, and shocked the gather
ing so much that It seems our states
man felt compelled to fall back upon
the qualification, "that Is, If an east
ern man is named for president."
With the Hon. Charles Otto Lobeck
exerting his personal Influence, Con
gressman Borland'a boom at once
presents formidable aspects, and will
be notice to all other would-bo nomi
nees to clear the track.
Two candidates for congress have
filed their names for places on the
official ballot to be used In the pri
mary held next April. If the pre
sumption Is that money expended to
promote the campaign must be ac
counted for from the time of filing,
these early birds are likely to have a
lengthy financial exhibit later.
The Transraississippl congress at
Kansas City turned out 'to be the
usual mutual admiration society. As
long as different cities compete for
the privilege of entertaining them.
tho self-appointed delegates will re
assemble from year to year. And
why notT For they enjoy It and do
Mr. Bryan has sailed for the West
Indies, and possibly South America.
But like the doctor who goes away
on a pleasure trip, he Is reasonably
sure to nurry back for rear the pa
tient may get well In his absence.
Suppose the position of commis
sioner under our new plan of city
governmont had been made purely
honorary without that $4,500 sal
ary attachment, wouder If the woods
would be so full of them?
The supporters of La Follette have
been organising for weeks and
months, so why should ihey express
surprise or find fault with any move
to organize the advocates of Presi
dent Taft's re-election?
Mrs. Pankhurst says that in some
cases the suffragettes threw those
rocks through the windows at con
siderable distance, disproving the old
theory that a woman cannot hit the
side of a house.
While the Hearst papers and the
New York World are engaged in a
hot controversy over the relative
cruelties between the Italians and
Turks, the slaughter continues.
Tex Bailey, It is aald, will devote
this, his last term in the senate, to
defending his record. It does seem
as if, In the midst of other woes, the
country might be spared that.
The failure of some of these uplift
and muckrake magaxtnes starts a
train of Inquiry In one's mind as to
the extensiveness of the demands
they peddled, after all.
Colouel Watterson thinks the two-
thirds rule will send the democratic
nomination to a dark horse. - How
about that fine little colt out there on
the Fairriew farm?
Nobody in Turkey or Italy is found
taking Issue with the late General
Sherman on his definition of war.
Wkt Lasarhs Last, l-aaaaa Beat.
Kansas City Times.
Tha International Harveater company
boss leave to report that Missouri's anti
trust law Is not a mirth-provoking as
U thought at flrat glance.
AkallehlBaT tha "Hlt ( Haaas.M
Ht. Paul Dispatch.
Tha democrats In tba bousa are prepar
Ing to eliminate tha "rule of reason'
from tha Sherman law and to make other
changes at tba coming seaalon nf con
rreaa. During nearly s generation no on
knew what tha Sherman law meant, but
tha supreme court claims te hava found
rut. By tha time tha Uamnrrata set
through probably not even that tribunal
will understand what tba law means.
IhbDay in Omaha j
COMPULKD FROM BKT, flLM
Thirty Yearn Ae
Tha (ew cold nights of tha laat week
added another source of enjoyment to
those who have time and disposition to
utilise It. In the two large basins nortb
of Fern am on the river bottom, lee haa
formed to a thickness of three or four
Inches, and the boys have already been
playing ahlnney. Tiro skating rlnke ara
being built, ona by Phllbin and the other
by the proprietor of the Tlvoll gardens,
and skating Is expected to be all tha rage.
Rev. Mr. ' Ingram of the Christian
church has entered upon the fourth year
of his pastorate In Omaha, with an In
crease of salary.
"We desire to call attention to the no
tice In another column of Dr. Dlnamore'a
Turkish bath and Institute. Cleanliness
Is next to godliness, and thin should at
tract the patronage of every citizen."
The official staff of the city Jail has
been Increased by a fine looking bull pup.
He haa already learned to distinguish be
tween an officer and a prisoner and ren
ders efficient service In causing the rapid
descent of the latter through a coal hole
Into the calaboose.
A popular tailor says lie Is making
more dress suits than ever before.
Several couples declare they propose to
postpone their tableaua, "Under the Wed
ding Boll." until Trinity cathedral Is com
pleted. Several marriages In Omaha may
therefore be looked for within ten years
General Manager B. II. If. Clark of tha
Union Paolflo left for New York in his
Thomas Bwobe, proprietor of the Trans
fer hotel, arrived home from Colorado.
He says "Jim" Stephenson haa gone up
Into the mining country and when last
heard from had killed his fourth grtwly
bear and broken four faro banks.
Rev. W. J. Harsha of the First Bap
tist church, and Rev. A. F. Bherrtll of
the Congregational church, both preached
sermons drawing morals from the murder
of Watson n. Smith.
Twenty Years Ago
Mrs. W. F. Alien s reception in tue an-
ernoon for Mrs. J. II. Bishop was a brtl-
lant and notable affair. The guests came.
several hundred of the most prominent
people of the city, In a downpour of rain.
So Important a social event was It that
gowns of the women were described In
detail. Mrs. Bishop wore a beautiful Paris
dress of heliotrope and black ellk. entralne,
with diamond ornaments. Mrs. Cleveland,
a tralnod dress of black brocade, duchess
iaco and diamonds. Mrs. W. V. Morse,
a magnificent Imported gown of green
brocaded silk, entralne; diamonds.
Mr. and Mrs. Richmond Anderson en
tertained a party of friends In honor of
Mrs. Anderson's anniversary at their new
home at Burt street and Lowe avenue.
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. M. C.
Kidder, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Davis, Mr.
and Mrs. J. 1L Lavldge, Mr. and Mrs. J.
Hayward, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. P. Froom,
Mr. and Mra. Frank Zlmmer, Mr. and
Mrs. Jerome Coulter.v Mr. and Mra. E. F.
Seaver, Mr. and Mrs. Q. W. Trlbble, Mr.
and Mra. David Doty, Mr. and Mrs. Bar-
num. Mr. and Mrs. F. Penny. Mr. and
Mrs. J. F. Twotnley, Mr. and Mrs. Cald
well, Mrs. R. J. Ryan, Miss Hattie Epen
eter, Rev. I. Johnson, Mr, William Rob
erts, Mr. Van Buren.
A burly negro interrupted dinner at the
home of Mrs. George H. Powell, US
North Nineteenth street, by ' leaping
through the glass window In the dining
room and begging Mrs. Powell to protect
him from his pursuers. Instead, she called
the police and they took him to the
station. The negro had been trying to
get away with the coat of John MeCarr,
coachman for George II. Hoggs, 230 North
Twentieth street and, when caught In
the act dashed from the building and
escaped. He took refuge In Mr. Gulou's
barn at 202 North Nineteenth street and
hen routed from there, lit out for the
II. Buckley of Dawes county, visited
the cattle pens at South Omaha and on
his rounds, one young steer, probably
also from Dawes county, took exception
to his fellow olttsen's intrusion and ran
him through with lila horn. Inflicting an
ugly wound lit Buckley's leg,
Mayor Cushing returned from the east
where he went on business,
Judge Helsley passed upon the cases
of the alleged lynchers, discharging More
arty and O'Herne and binding over Xtu-
schaefer, Greevy, Megeath and Brandes
under bond each of 12,500.
Ten Years Ago
Sergeant A. A. Bebont, stricken with
paralysis, was still alive, the power of
speech having returned to him, but be
was pronounced tn a very dangerous con
Fire In the three-story brick building at
I11S Farnam street occupied by Vf. Far-
nam Smith and the Melchotr Bros.,
barbers' supplies, resulted In $1,000 dam
Madam Rose and Miss Allle " Hilton,
engaged In a discussion over the
madam's husband, which developed Into
a fisticuff and when the wine room In
Odlna hall, at Eleventh and Farnam
streets, became too small for the ring,
the fight was transferred to the middle
uf tho street when Detectives Mitchell
and Drummy arrived and took the com
batanta in charge.
Plana were being prepared by John F,
Coad for a row of one-story brick busi
ness buildings on the northeast corner
of Seventeenth and Harney streets.
The Jewelry store of John Rudd oa
South Sixteenth street waa entered at
night and fl5 worth of Jewelry waa taken,
Councilman Zlmman announced he
would Introduce an ordinance la the coun
ell providing for the prohibition of the
barking of dogs In the city. The ordi
nance was to carry a t-0 fine, not for the
dog, but .the owner.
Mra. Arthur English, 4104 Lafayette
avenue, was bosteaa at a luncheon, com
pllmentary to Mis. Mare Perkins' guest
Mrs. William Howell. In th afte.noon
Mra. J. H. Conrad entertained the party
at a theater matinee.
Mr. Mas Meyer returned to Baltimore.
Even though we had socialism, ws
should be crying for liberty to do lnde
pendently of the government many things
the government did badly. There Is no
power In socialism or In any man-made
system to make people believe that a
a bole lot of government employee caa
do work better than Individuals whose
hearts and souls are In their work. Doss
anybody believe that Mr. Lunn, the
Pieachsr, would make a better railroad
president than Mr. McCreaf
UieBceS Idler Box
la Tenant Fnraalnat Decreasing
OMAHA, Nov. 16,-To the Editor of The
Bee: Out of curiosity I have made a
computation of the changes which have
taken place In ownership of farms against
which I have negotiated mortgages. I
went back three years, and In over 600
farms thirty-three changes of ownership
have only taken place. The changes
were as follows:
Eighteen farms which were occupied
by tenant when loans were made are
now occupied by the owners.
Hlg farma which were occupied by own
ers are occupied by new owners.
Five remain tenxnt farms.
Two changed from ownership to tenants.
1 wo, Incomplete Information as to oc
cupancy, Thirty-three changes.
I thought this Information might be of
Interest to you, as It shows quite a
healthy state of affairs and a tendency
that lands are being occupied more and
more by the owners, which Is a natural
result from the higher price of land.
Imagination IV ot Appreciated.
OMAHA, Nov. lg.-To the Editor cf The
Bee: Tour correspondent who signs him
self "One Who Was There" to note errors
in The Bee's report of the Philosophical
society meeting should himself be cor
rected. The lone man on the negative side of
the suffrage question took more than ten
minutes took. Indeed, more time than
any other speaker aave the principal one.
But his sympathetlo friend, doubtless,
thought it cruel to bring such a flow of
eloquence to an abrupt end. That view
made him hear naught but vaporlngs In
the talks that followed.
I didn't see any raven locks tied with
pink ribbon, Mr. Editor. Your write-up
man Is he suffering, mebbe, from an at
tack of "pink eye" or Just naturally in
clined toward local color, real or
Imaginary? He didn't, of course, slap
the movement; of course not. He was
capering, having a merry-Andrew fling,
that was all. But he'd better be keerful,
If be'a not ready to enlist. Why? Oh,
banner-bearers' are In demand, and uh
the cause may "git" him If he doesn't
ANOTHER "WHO WAS THERE.
WantedA Kew Deal.
OMAHA, Nov. 18. To the Editor of
The Bee: In your editorial, "Send In
Your Nominations," you hit the nail
squarely on the head by stating that
"the men who are pushing themselves
are not necessarily the best qualified nor
the most deserving."
When Omaha, at the special election
held a short time ago, voted on the new
commission form of government. It was
with the sole Intention of discarding the
old form of government and relegating
to the scrap pile alt the old politicians
who held sway In the city hall for the
last four years, who have entrenched
themselves with such a formidable ma
chine as to make their tenure of ottice
Indefinite. The people of Omaha got
mighty tired of the ring of professional
politicians who are running the city af
fairs, and. In order to get rid of them,
took the very foundation of the poUtical
structure out from under tholr feet and
left them dangling In the air by destroy
ing the old form of municipal govern
ment. And, in order to start a new deal
with a brand new deck of cards, the new
commission form of government was
It is whispered, and quite loud, that
the entire city hall coterie, from the
mayor down to the Janitors, are going
to file for commissioners, that every de
feated candidate In the last county elec
tion Is going to take another chance
'n the spiinx for commissioner, that a
lot of mon who got hard knocks tn life.
whose ambitions and hopes were blasted
Horn one cause cr another, are longing
for a soft berth to rest their weary
bones, in the office of commissioner.
But the people by that special election,
when they so overwhelmingly adopted
the commission form, gave fair notice
and due warning that there will be no
place for the professional politician, po
litical bummer, chionlc otftceseeker, the
disappointed and discarded aspirant for
political pie. Only new men, good men,
honest men, business men, successful
men, will be acceptable. The old regime
Is at an end. The players of the old
game who have proven themselves bank
rupt In every way, have played their
last game, and now they must stand
aside and give the people a chance.
A Way Boost.
OMAHA, Nov. 18.-TO the Editor ot The
Bee: I have been greatly Interested tn
your efforts to exploit the activities and
opportunities of Omaha through the
columns of The Beu. While the whistle
of the bullet, the frontiersman and the
locomotive have done much to extinguish
the primitive conditions, the newspaper
haa been the real pioneer ot advanced
civilisation In biasing the way. The
newspaper is always willing and anxious
to tell the people at home and abroad
the truth concerning the pant, outlining
the activities of the present and painting
brilliant word pictures of the future
Space la freely given to any' project for
the betterment of the home town. Tht
voluntary efforts ot this body ot altruistic
workers ara not appreciated with a
much brotherly kindness as might be ex
pected. The property owner, taxpayer
merchant and mechanic! march arm In
arm and shoulder to shoulder In securln
a personal mention la the business said
society columns, while close at hand Is
tha proverbial kicker or knocker ready t
crittojss or throw cold water on any
To satisfy a people with tbelr presen
surroundings by exploiting the resource
and putting Omaha on the map where I
properly belongs Is a herculean task
to which, however, I believe you are ful'y
capable. The home people should be
educated along the lines you have adopie.1
In "standing up for Omaha," "patronls
home industry" and last though not least
In contributing tr.elr share of the expens.
In accomplishing the results. When th
good people ot your town realise the good
to be accomplished they will appreciat
the fact that you have done a nob e work
I have been Intensely Interested In read
ing and studying the little booklet gott. n
out br tbe city engineer's office for th.
special benefit of tbe League of Mu
nlclpalltles which met In our city th's
week- The striking caption "Omaha, the
Diamond Stickpin on the Bosom of th
West" Is sufficient of Itself W Inspire
strong enthusiasm for tha upbuilding o'
our city. The paralysing array of figa er
which Mr. liemmlag produces are not
.-surpassed by any other city In America
He might have told you while Omahs
Stands fifty-third la point of population,
it holds the marvelously Mgh position
of being thirteenth la bank clearings. The
figures available for the public press.
Indicative of Omaha's true siatimlcai
standing, are easily availably. They are
pointers towsrd greater material pros
perity and cannot fall to stimulate the
energies and nativities of every loya'
Omahnn. As the prosperity of the In
dividual means the enlargement of a city.
Omaha's facts and figures should be
proclaimed from- the housitope and there
Is no medium better suited for the
work than the daily newspapers. I
venture to suggest that very few of
Omaha's business men can refrain from
expressing surprise at the enormity of
these statistics. Intelligently studied
they give the best' Idea of how grtat
must have been the optimism of the
fathers and founders In establlsh'ng
fsctorles. Jobbing houses, etc. They
Illustrate as nothing else can the limit
less task Incidental to the engineering
problems of civic life, the building of
streets, sewers, sidewalks, water works
and kindred municipal utilities. Omaha's
advance In financial, commercial and
manufacturing strength should be and no
doubt will be vigorously exploited. The
Commercial club of our city can do much,
but In my judgment, the newspapers can
In conclusion this booklet "Omaha the
Diamond fitlckpln on the Bosom ot the
West" haa Its distinct mission. Accord
ing to local postofflce statistics an aver
age of 150,000 letters pass through the
Omaha office dally. The superintendent
of mails Is authority for the statement
that this booklet enclosed with n letter
Is within the regulation 2-cent postage
rate. Every property owner, merchant,
manufacturer or mechanic In writing per
sonal or business letters can well afford
to Include such booster booklet In his
dally correspondence and I have no doubt
such will obtain.
2X06 Miami Street.
HOW EDITORS SEE THINGS.
Cleveland leader: Gradually we nre
getting more Itght as to the causes of the
high cost of living. A burglar, a few
days ago, got 115,000 worth of diamonds
belonging to a lady cook In New Jersey.
New Tork Tribune: The life saving
service presents so many opportunities
for heroism that it seems hardly neces
sary to perpetuate war simply for the
development of heroes.
Denver Republican: Whatever effect
the dissolution of the tobacco trust may
have on the fast of cigarettes the man
who has his opinion of the man who
smokes them will borrow one Just the
Houston Post: Borne smart fellow has
projected Into the arena of controversy
the momentous query, "Can one unscram
ble eggs?" If they are yard eggs and If
there la a little bacon and some hot
biscuit on the side, we believe anybody
would be willing to try It.
Baltimore American: A young woman
In Pennsylvania bankrupted her fickle
swain by her suit for breach of promise,
and then bought In his farm, which was
put up at auction to satisfy her claim.
And yet they declare women are too de
void of business instinct to be trusted
with the suffrage.
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Three things to be considered are: 1st, Advertis
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prospective purchasers may be reached; 3d, Cost
of producing the letter.
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THE WESTERN UNION
Jockey Ynu want me to pull tha horse
Is that right?
Owner No, nol I want you to conduct
him around the tmrk with a reasonable
restraint of pace! Puck.
"I any, old man, I need 150 badly and
haven't the least Idea where 1 can get
"Glad to hesr that. I thought perhaps
you had an Idea ynu could borrow it from
me." Louisville Courier-Journal.
"And you actually consented to let
your wife run fur office?"
"Consented? Certainly not. I ac
quiesced." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"Why do men persist In holding up the
Venus of Milo as the model of womanly
"Huh! Because If women were like
her, they couldn't take things so much
in tlielr own hands." Baltimore Ameri
can. "War with Japan seems imminent.
These drendful rumors alarm me."
"What would you do?"
"Well, I think 1 would switch maga
zines." Kansas City Journal.
"Well," the doctor said, "I've paid off
the mortgage on my home in Woodlawn."
"Cock-a-doodle-doo! exclaimed the pro
fessor. "Now what do you mean by that?"
"(lot your shanty clear, haven't you?"
THE HIGHLAND HEATHER.
(To the members of Clan Gordon.)
Queen of the fern-clad highlands, that so
lately sought the kiss
Of the wooing mountain breeses In an
other land than this;
The wild free air that knew thee, In thy
home beyond the sea,
Waves with these pilgrim blossoms a
whlsper'd song to me.
I cannot see thee lying In thy purple
Rut a gieam of other sunsets comes
glancing through Hie air
I see the bright rays slanting from the
mountains hoar and high
Down to the cool recesses where the blue
bells nestling lie.
I see the .lake's clear bosom, where the
drooping willows bend,
With llng rlng touch caressing, like the
greeting of a friend;
I Bee the isles uprising, with thy soft
bloom mantled o'er.
From out the embracing waters that
clasp each fairy shore.
I see the days long vanished trlve back
their deeds BKaln.
I hear the voice of battle ring out from
hill and glen.
I see the gath ring clansmen with hast'n-
Ing feet go by,
While files the startled red deer to his
leafy covert nigh.
By thee was Wallace sheltered, when
first to free the land,
'Gainst the haughty hosts of Edward he
led his faithful band;
To thee, too. Bruce retreated, though
even times foiled, to spring
At last upon his baffled foe a victor and
O! storm-nursed highland heather, a sym
bol dear thou art
Of the hardy Celtic spirit of the loyal
01 the courage true and Bteady that
braves the battle's rage.
And wins the meed of glory In every
clime and age.
On those blue mountains ever may that
free race abide.
And conqu'ror's foot shall never press
down their purple pride;
The bonnie. . blooming heather, that
breathes the welcome tale
Of the eldest-born of Britain the children
of the Gael!
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