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tiefore me tlila 1st dav of November, 1911.
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narrlbera lratlnst the eltr
temporarily shoald have The
He mailed to (kern. Address
will tie chonic"l aa eftesi
Oh, by the way, Christmas-shopped
The foot ball brigade Is entitled to
Us day and night.
Try out your skill at daffydll
maklng. H i a good (tame,
The meat packers found Chief Jus
lice White a llttlo hard of hearing.
Mies Chamberlain will be to blame,
though, if sho remains In Shady
It looks a little as If Dr. Wu were
oolng the presidency of the Chinese
Efficient work Is what w want,
but we cannot expect to get It with
Those automatic registering vot
ing machines are evidently not al
Mr. Rockefeller scorns to have
done a llttlo coming back on his own
account in that Mesaba case.
What does the young emperor of
China care about tbs throne, so long
as be gets plenty of candy?
The Sunday Bee tomorrow will be
a hummer. Bur It and you'll get
your money's worth and more.
Surely Wu Ting-fang will have
that smuggling of coolies over the
lino stopped when he takes charge.
Mr. Bryan Is having a dandy game
of tenpins, lie has knocked down
Underwood, Harmon and Clark al
ready. Perhaps if artists would stop put
ting such grossly fictitious values on
their paintings fewer of them would
Nothing quite fits into the spirit
of modern commercialism quite as
completely as the "pay-as-you-nter"
Oscar Hamraersteln is being
lauded for having turned Sandow
Into an operatic star. That la finan
ran to thlfik of it, too. after Champ
came all the way out here to make
that fulsome address at the Bryan
"Shall the railroads control the
Panama canal?" asks an exchange.
Why should they? The government
Is building the canal.
Soma sort of mysterious malady
Is reported to cava struck the sheep
la Kentucky. The bulls and bears in
New' York are still in good health.
After reading the latest number
of Mr. Bryan's Commoner, (tamp
Clark Is likely to have much more
of a fellow feeling for Mayor "Jim."
' Imitation la the slucsrost flattery,
so we are told. Other newspapers
are cordially invited to copy The
Bee's column devoted to suggesting
ellglbles for commissioners.
A southern newspaper pleads for
a better grade of vice presldeuts.
Tbs average man has to placb. him
slf to recall the bam of the vice
president ten years buck, and It has
ever been so.
lie son of tho great English uov-
llat, .Mi k dug. Is to lecture in Omaha
on the life aud work of his father.
But the subject Is alltogether too
tame to lndisato tLat It boletus In
the uplift class. '
The decgwr la that the men sen
tfciictd to our prltsous for minor of
fwncsa cr to be the ous to serve
nut tlitlr tciuis, while tbs murderers
ut la for a lor.j time are sure to be
I'urdoued or paroled
The Misting Champion.
At last Mr. Bryan has pinched
down on his deck and thrown Champ
Clark Into the discard. He is mak
ing good thus far on his promfte to
Bland on the watch tower and cry
out the unfit or tinlrtiHtworthr dem
ocratic candidates as they passed by
His candor In the case of Speaker
Clark Is especially notable In view
of the fact that Clark was one of the
first men to receive the approbation
of Mr. Bryan. In a conference some
months sgo at Washington he agreed
with Mr. Hearst that the Missourlan
was deserving and would do. But
now he declares Clark has failed as
speaker, as leader and as a serious
force in the affairs of the democratic
When Champ Clark was electe-1
speaker of the house he was given
all the opportunity heeded to prove
his power, but failed to rlso to the
opportunity. He has not even risen
above the level of tbo ordinary run
of politicians. He la completely
overshadowed In the house by Chair
man Underwood of the ways and
means committee and shows less
strength with the gavel than he did
as floor leader, because, no doubt,
of the larger field he alms to occupy.
"The people need a champion,"
says Mr. Bryun, and asks, "To whom
will the honor go?"
That is hard to answer. Harmon
was told more than a year ago to
stand aside. Underwood was later
denounced as a tool of the trusts the
moment he disobeyed Mr. Bryan's
orders during thy last session of
congress. Champ Clark is now cast
out. Wilson, Folk, Fobs, Marshall
and Hoke Smith, of those "favorably
mentioned," are still left. When
appealed to by the Jacksonlan club
Mr. Bryan refused to enlist for Wil
son, although of tho four men
named he undoubtedly is the most
Henator O'Gorman of New York
Intimates that the next democratic
presidential nominee must be a man
acceptable to Mr. Bryan. A corre
spondent to the Baltimore riin ob
serves, In commenting on Senator
O'Gorman's view: "If the politi
cians, in their folly, Influenced by
selfish considerations, refuse to al
low Mr. Bryan a place In our coun
ells and select a candidate to whom
ho is opposed, defeat will bo ours."
The Bee Indulged two opinions on
democratic prospects a year ago, on
that if given rope enough Champ
Clark would hang himself politically
before the time to nominate a candi
date for president nd the other that
under the two-tnlrds rule Mr. Bryan
would bo able to block a distasteful
nomination In the democratic na
tional convention. We believe, these
observations are oeing vindicated.
The Moving1 Picture Comeuioni.
iThe grand old game of dueling
promises to return to Its own In
daughty not naughty France.
Several swords have already been
crossed and several good names pro
tected. There la nothing like a
duel to vindicate manly valor or
womanly honor. It la the same now
as when knighthood was In flower,
A reconcllatlon will flow aa fluently
from the first tiny sp'trt of blood as
It would from the carnage, of a bat
tlefield. Conducted under the latest
approved method of modern human-
Itarlanlsm, the French duel loses all
its rougher elements and partakes
o the refinement and delicacy of the
noble nam It seeks to vindicate.
But while these traditional com
bats are being "fought" why not get
the full benefit of them? Reports
say of a lata match that it was held
in the presence of many cameras,
but where was the moving picture
man? Is be overlooking this oppor
tunity? Think of the possibilities
of suub a concession! Where two
conspicuous French gentlomen, an
editor and a scientist, fight over the
honor of such a noted woman as
Mme. Curie, whom alt the intellec
tual world knows, the moving pic
ture showman could reap a harvest,
It eeema to us, by exhibiting his
films in the United States, Of
course, knowing Frenchmen, or even
other Europeans might not "fall for
It," as the saying goes, but an Amer
ican would never hesitate.
Vaudeville is overlooking one of
its richest treasures here. It is time
some alert promoter was getting
down to buslnees.
Frauds in Imports. -Secretuty
that the Treasury department has
looked in vain for some line of busi
ness within its Jurisdiction free
from Importation frauds reveals a
serious condition and enables people
to appreciate the task confronting
the government in its effort to break
up smuggling, undervaluation and
other phases of this system of fraud
as practiced at the ports of entry.
It helps albo to show the splendid
work that haa been done in this
connection by Collector l.oeb at the
port of New York.
But the secretary of the treasury
evinces no suggestion of flinching
before the tssk. Instesd, In ad
dressing a body of customs apprais
ers he makes it plain that the gov
ernment Is after these people .with
the utmost determination. With
the co-operation of every inspector
la its service, he feels sure of suc
cess. It is not enough that Mr.
Locb succeed la brlnglug mighty in
terests like the sugar combine to
time, extracting $3,000,000 of with
held duties, there Is tho small as
well as the great customs dodger
every line of Importation, Mr. Mac
Aside from tho prime matter of
cheating the government out of its
dues, these Importers have been
among the chief violators, too, of
our pure food and drug laws. Or
dinarily when the frauds perpe
trated at there, porta of entry ara
mentioned one thinks of hidden
Jewels or other vclusbles, but the
evil Is broader and more far-reach
ing than that, as we find upon closer
examination. To appreciate what
the government has done, and Is
still doing, In this particular is to
know something of the momentous
task at hand.
Our democratic friends, as voiced
by their newspaper organs, are evi
dently distressed over the unmistak
able signs of republican activity In
Nebraska in preparation for the' com
ing presidential campaign, as com
pared with the lethargy upon the
democratic rank and file. ' Nebraska
republicans may disagree upon men
and measures, but they are alert and
wide-awake, whllo tho democratic
forces are apparently apathetic, ap
parently waiting for orders from Mr.
Bryan or other would-be leaders.
Republican activity In Nebaska is
a good sign, betokening real Interest
In maintaining republican ascen
dancy In the state, and a well waged
preliminary contest will do no harm
If only all concerned remember -that
success at tho polls depends on
eventual party solidarity, Nebraska
Is normally republican by from 10,
000 to 15,000, but it Is normally
republican on the basis of a united
party. If the antl-Taft element
should win out In tho primary, they
would have to havo tho help of the
regulars afterwards to overcome the
democratic nomine-, and likewise, If
tho regulnrs prove to be in tho ma
jority in the primary, they will want
the Insurgents to stay with the ticket
and withstand the blandishments of
the democrats, sure to be repeated
in the same form as presented by
Mr. Bryan In the late campaign.
Intelligent republicans, no matter
of what shade of opinion, should and
do realize that it is the' democratic
play to promote dissension, and
breed trouble In tho republican ranks
by -every poialDlavtrick, but that in
these efforts the democrats are
wholly unconcerned as to the out
come except as It conduces to demo
cratic succfiSH,' and that they will
later bo uncompromisingly opposed
to 1 the republican standard bearers,
no matter who they are. .
The lawyers have discovered an
apparent flaw in the Albert law by
which the drastic penalty for viola
tion may be evaded. The same law
yers that are knocking holes In the
Albert law poso as great reformers
when they get outside the court
"Congressman Underwood would
get tho democratic nomination for
president If Alabama could give it to
him," says the Philadelphia Record.
No doubt, and thut Is oue r?aaon
why the other states will Insist on
Unable to stand the searchlight
thrown upon Mm by Tho Bee, "The
marvelous Veno" has decamped for
parts unknown. In the meantime,
our local medical association Is busy
eliminating the contract doctor.
People Talked About
No matter how high the price may aoar,
the genius wh, succeed In utiacrambllng
rgga can get a place In rivrp Morgan'
A Chicago doctor eagerly reaches for
a slice of publicity by arguing before a
council of women In favor .of a law lim
iting the le of fa.ml.lea, the number of
children to be In proportion to the fam
ily income. No applauao greeted the
argument, the audience being sobered by
the thought that feeble-minded aaylunjo
are not getting their duo.
A large corporation which did not know
where It waa at In the matter of paying
taxea haa been enlightened by the I'nllod
Statea aupreme court. Orgaiilied In Ken
tucky and dulug bunlne-a thousands of
mllea away the manager thought the
blue graaa atate would be content with
the honor. Kentucky Inaiated aeelng the
color of the loliv. The court aald Ken
tucky had a cinch. Go to It.
Tom McNulty U the man who put the
rollers under the democratic machine In
Maryland laxt weak. McNulty la a mixer
by birth, a aaleaman who haa the blarney
btone licked to a flnlh. He ran away
from bis competitor for ihc primary
nomination for nhei'lff of EaUlinoie, but
the democratic boaaea did a crude 'Job
of ballot-box atuftlng and counted him
out. MoNultr's grievance being a crime
againxt the ballot became an- laaue in the
campaign and resulted not only In the
election of a republican govejpor, but
republican law officers pledged to proas-
cute the perpetrators of the ballot
Former Governor Pennypackcr tit
f ennsylvanla has" put bito book form S
-x-athing denunciation of everybody who
stigmatised the atale Capitol as a palace
of graft. Several Juries heard testimony
and several oourta pajiaed upon the Jury
wrdiota. Bewral or the contractors are
dead, others are In prison, soma of the un
convicted gis Iters settled for taah, and
the architect Is serving a term In Jail.
In Mr. V ennypacker's opinion thesa legal
conclusions are crimes against Innocent
men, the "result of a glgantlo con
spiracy of muckreckera." Kir. Psnny
lacker was on Ihs Job at the time and
couldn't tell a slice of graft from a sec
tion of moonshine.
COMPILED F MOM Bf.r. FILES
Thirty Years Agi
The Imperial club held Its third party
of the aeaann at Masonic hall. Among
those mentioned as present .were Mr.
and Mrs. It. f. Drowning. Mr. and Mrs.
M. flellman, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hotlee,
Mr. and Mrs. A. Ilospe. Mr. and Mrs.
Chris Hartman, Mr. and Mrs. Robert
HarrtHon, Mr. and Mm. 13. E. Hume. Mr.
and Mrs. U. W. Dickinson, Mr. and Mrs.
Ed Hsnev, Mr. and Mrs. A. McKensle.
Mr. and Mrs. J. n. Manchester, Mr. and
Mrs. Al Sorennon, Mr. and Mrs. W. M.
Rathburn, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Btull. Mr.
and Mrs. A. Traynor, Mr. and Mrs. Rotrt
Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Wtthnell, Mrs.
Miner, the MiHsea House, Canan, Dun
ham, Adams, Ubby and Kllza With
nell, McCheane, Tsschurk, Nellgh,
Messrs. Canan, Festner. Bushman, Cooke,
Donahue, Porter, llofewater, Saunders,
Snyder, Wilkinson, Taylor, McCSregor,
Hay, McAusland, Bradley, Anders,
Tsschuck and Potter.
W. A. Paxton has Jutt built another
large hotel for worklngmen on the
ground now occupied by the Slavln house
George Q. Cannon, contestant tor a
seat In the house of representatives as
delegate from Utah territory, passed
through the city on his way to Wash
ington. Thomas Currey, chief opeiator of the
Western Union, about to become man
ager at Ogden, was presented by his as
sociates with a pair of gold spectacles,
U. M. Rchm being the spokesman.
Frits Wlrth helped August Reck, chief
clerk of the military headquarters, cule
brate his fiftieth anniversary and dis
charge day with an entertainment for a
party of his friends, which must have
included a Bee reporter.
Iler II Co. and Kara Millard have com
menced construction of a private sewer
for the use of their new buildings on
Dacey Johnson, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Christ Johnson, aged S, died at the
i evidence at Charles and King street.1.
Joe It. Prlchard has succeeded Mr.
Horton al cashier of the Western Union
office on Farnam street.
. U. t. Green, one of the mall carriers,
has a male to carry now that Is a little
out of the usual line. It weighs ten
pounds and arrived yesterday.
Clem Chase was at home from Lincoln
Rev. John Williams has gone east.
Mrs. Ed'Morsetnan left for a visit In
tho east. '
Ex-Aldcrman Jim Stephenson is bark
from an extensive trip through Colorado
and Idaho. He Indignantly denies the
Imputation cast upon him by ".Mine
Host" Bwobe and cays he never saw a
grixzly bear on his trip.
Twenty Years Agi
The Bt. Vincent de Paul society gave
an enjoyable entertainment at Crelghton
college, the proceeds of which went to
the poor of the city. After a chorus by
the pupils of 8t. Catherine's academy,
the address of the evening was made by
John Rush, whose subject was "Charity."
J. P. Murphy sang "A Picture Turned
to the Wall," Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hit
ter rang "Adieu," by Donlsettl; Prof. J.
A, Rchenk rendered a piano solo. Miss
Fannie Arnold sang a solo, "Delia
Napoll," and Prof. B. J. Ilrett played a
The city hall furniture boodle Investi
gation was finished, so far as getting
evidence was concerned, and the council
committee adjourned subject to the call
of Chairman Tuttle. Christ Ppecht, the
councilman who preferred the charges of
boodle that ' led to embarrassment for
some, was extolled tor- hla character and
reputation by many witnesses, including
bankets and prominent business men.
Parah Ivy Weeks, 10-year-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Weeks, U37
Ames avenue, died at the family home.
Mis. Jennie Kldrldge, M yeara of age,
wlte of Wliiiain H. Uldrldga and daugh
ter of Louis Shields, died at her home,
i,i: Franklin street.
Mrs. J. J. Brown gave a brlllant recep
tion at her home on Kherman avenue In
the afternoon In honor of her niece. Miss
Delia Chandler, one of the season's in
teresting debutantes and a society favor.
He, Mrs. Hrown, Miss Chandler and her
Intimate friend, Miss Majy Poppletou,
receiving in the north drawing room.
Aiding the hostess were Mrs. Will Pop
pleton, Mrs. Hussey, Mrs. Will Morris,
Misses Yost. Bherwood, Hoagland, I -aura
Hoagland. Carrie Stevens of Pasadena,
Cal.; Wallace, May Wallace, McKetina,
Park of Grand Island, Stella Hamilton,
Teu Yeail Ag
Many Nebraska friends of General
Grenvllle M. Dodge, who came out from
New York on a visit, dined with him In
formerly at the Omaha club, where a good
deul of reminiscent speeck-making was
Indulged In. The dinner was gotten up
by Dr. George D. Miller, General C. F.
Manderson, Captain H. E. Palmer, J.
Sterling Morton and General J. C. Cow In,
Reside those, these were present: N. 1.
Dodge. Jr.; W. R. Kelley. C. W. man,
J. N. II. Patrick, H. W. Yates. C. J.
Greene, II. T. Clurke. J. M. Woolwortli,
W. D. McHugh. G. W. Wattles. E. P.
Pick, Fred A. Nash. Charles L. Saunders.
Victor Rostwater. R. II. Wood. Leonard
Everett of Council Ltluffs. J. J. Dickey,
John Collins, Thomas Orr, E. J. Uc-
demand, C. K. Coutant. Clement C.
Chase, K. D. Barkalow.
Dr. H. M. Hoyt returned from New
Hampshire, where he hud been called
by the death of Ms mother.
A ' hcrse fell on Oscar 8. Johnson at
Sixteenth and Grace streets, coachman
for Charles Saunders, and broke his leg
at the knee.
K. C Strode of Lincoln was In town.
Elmer D. Stevenson. Internal revenue
collector, announced he would move his
family up from Lincoln for the winter.
C. Leaf reported to the police the theft
of several coops of chickens from In
front of his store at 1040 Cspltol avenue.
News was received of the death In
Ypiliantl. Mich., of Judge J. Wlllard
Babbitt, who had been the law partner
of Caaper E. Yost In Omaha when they
were both struggling young lawyers.
Material fee rise Baansplv.
Pt. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Several ot the defendants charged with
tarring and feathering a young school
teacher tn Kanaaa having confessed. It Is
now proper ta aay that, being men of
mature years, they shmild be given small
mercy, the outrage Mvlnif. apparently,
been provoked by nothing but small spite
and Jaalouay animating enme of the wo
mta at the aetghborhood. The offeuae
was ae halnoua as to call for ths making
of an example.
In Other Lands
fide Lights on What Is Trans
plrlna; Arnoaa- the .ear and
Par Nations of the t'.arih.
Russia and Great Britain control four
fifths of the trade of Persia, the former
through the, Caspian sea. the latter
through the Persian gulf. Ruasla has a
mortgage on the Caspian revenues for a
loan or S15.OiO,0GO. Great Britain's loan of
r,o"0.O0 lias been liquidated, but individ
ual Britons have Invested In Persian en
terprises which have not paid. For years
back the finances of the country have
leen In chaos, taxes dodged and court
extravagance ruinous. As soon as the
spendthrift shah, Ahmed- Mlrza, was
driven from the throne, the parliamentary
government cast about for a competent
person to reorganize the fiscal system,
and the choice fefl on W. Morgan Sinis
ter, recommended by the American State
department. The selection endangered
Russian plans. Under an energetic. In
telligent and Impartial administration,
prompt and economical collection of rev
enues, Russia's mortgage, would be can
celled In time and the people trained up
to a degree of self-reliance that would
be very annoying to a bear hungry for
Persian lamb. The sum of Persia's of
fending Is the American brand of prog
resH. Reactionaries hate It. From the
moment the American's reforms were
Inaugurated Russia has fomented trouble
In the north, encouraged the Mlrza fiasco,
and now threatens Invasion on the pre
text of having been Insulted. Great
Britain, at first friendly, has become an
accessory to Russia's designs. The bear
and the lion In unison accuse the lamb
of riling tho drinking pool, and evidently
will not be content until the prey Is
stowed away In their respective interior
departments. But the expected fegst will
not take place In the dark. By stirring
appeals for arbitration and letters to the
press of the western world, Mr. Shuster
has turned an International spotlight on
the calculated greed and duplicity of bul
Km nee and Morocco.
Former Premier Clemenceau of France
declines to applaud the master stroke of
French diplomacy whereby Morocco
comes under the French flag and Ger
many gets an appeasing slice of Kamerun
country. Without responsibility for this
or other ministerial acts the noted
Frenchman shines once more in his fa
vorite role of a free lance, handling his
blado with tho dexterity of an expert.
He does not regard the Franco-German
tTeaty as a wonderful triumph for
Fiance. The glory of the achievement
of adding Morocco to French territory
does not duzzle him, and he refuses to
be charmed by the prospect of French
men doing the work of reconstruction,
the French treasury footing the bills,
while others powers are free to come
In and share In the profits. "In Morocco,"
lie says, "we shall be free to accomplish
the same work as In Algeria and Tunis
upon the simple condition of making no
profit out of It. When pacification has
been achieved, when French garrisons
are assured of maintaining order, we shall
construct ports and railroads and the
undertakers of these enterprises will be
German, English or Belgian. We have
peopled Algeria with French. , We shall
people Morocco with Spaniards and Ger
mans. The treaty that haa been pre
pared for us assures us the monopoly of
all the expense and to Europe the divis
ion of all the profit."
Italy and Tripoli. j
If the government of Italy looked be
fore It leaped into Tripoli and carefully
calculated what It would receive for the
blood and treasure expended, the In
formation was not conveyed to the public, j
A correspondent of the Popolo Romano,
ministerial organ, who Is with the
army in Tripoli, warns his countrymen
against the notion that the new colony
Is . a paradise for enterprise. "I left
Rome," he writes, "with my heart full
of the rosiest Illusions, which . were
further increased during my Journey
across Sicily, where a lesion of fortune
seekers la anxiously awaiting the mo
ment to land In Tripoli. Well, my ad
vice Is do not move from where you
are. At Tripoli now and for a long
time to come there is nothing to attract
or encourage Initiative, work or smell
private capital." He then points out
that the aid of the government and of
large public companies will be required
to make Trlpollt productive. Three amall
Italian capitalists who traveled with him
full of hope are now only waiting for
the first steamer to take them back to
Italy thoroughly disheartened. Of the
Arabs he says: "They are lasy, wretched,
ragged, sickly, living on alms or by the
humblest services," while all the retail
trade Is In the hands of the Jews and
Maltese, whose aim 1 to spend aa little
as possible. He concludes with the
prophecy that "at least twenty years
will be required before Tripoli becomes
a city able to give remunerative employ.
ment to small private capital."
International Opium Conference.
Tho aocond International opium confer
ence consisting ot delegates from the
United States. Great Britain, China,
France and Germany, will meet at The
Hague on December 1. The prime ob
ject of the meeting is to strengthen the
laws and regulations tentatively agreed
to at the flit conference at Shanghai
In l'.OP. Considerable progress haa been
made In the orient In suppressing or re
stricting the traffic In opium In the last
two years. Tho Chinese government has
been particularly diligent in this regard,
not only la restricting the sale of the
drug, but In suppressing the cultivation
of the poppy. British authorities in In
dia gradually reduced exports of the
drug with a view to ultimata suppres
sion. The great obstacle to success, how
ever, is lax enforcement of laws against
opium In the foreign concessions In
Chinu, and aguint these evil spots The
Hague conference will direct Its energies.
The sincerity of the United States in
the crusade is shown by the practical
suppression of the traffic In the Philip
pines. Twenty years a.to the Spanish
government derived annually a revenue
of ?(000 from opium Imports to the
Islands. That revenue has been wiped
out. During the ilxteen months follow
ing the ei.forcement of the prohibitory
law the total duty collected on opium
imported Into the Philippines fur medical
purposes was only $-47. while tM.000 was
collected la fines for violations ot the
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If It Is true, as the British public la be-g'nnir.a-
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can trouble, It Is easy to fee why Franc
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She Kind words can never die.
He Maybe not. but a whole lot of them
eem laid up and not working. Boston
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"I'm trying to get something for my
"Had any offers?" Kansas City Jour
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thetic. "How deep do you dig graves, as a
ruleT" asked the old millionaire's young
"Mke It twelve," she replied."! will
pay the difference." Puck.
"Why, she used to be a theatrics! star.
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"Nothing strange sbout that. Aav as
tronomer will tell jou that as stars IB
crease In magnitude they decrease In
brightness." Chicago Tribune.
Jane Rjibblt What's th' matter with
Brother Bob Ma's afraid he's uoln" to
have apoplexy. He laughed so hard at
th' hunters shootlti' each other. Cleve
land Plain Dealer.
The Stranger Who is the little man
talking so loud and fierce to those fel
lows on the hotel porch?
The Native That's Hank Hawkins, "th'
village expressman. lies roastln' til
parcels post. Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"I don't take to do man dat sells his
vote for cash." sold Uncle Ebe.n. "an'
I has my 'splclons 'bout de one dat trades
It off for promises." Washington Star.
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