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agree that th McXamaras are
It takes less (kill, than nerve for
dome - folks to appear on the stage
Governor Aldrlch has settled some
troxslp by filing hla application for re
Domination. The government
plenty of time to
If Detective Burns keeps on telling
Gompers about It he will not be able
to astound him.
Senator Borah bored a hole
through the big violator of the law
in that New York speech.
It Is very kind to let the bouse
vote on abrogating the Russian
treaty, but not necessary.
According to Colonel Mabray'a
testimony, one has to admit that Mr.
Marks was 'Something of a flier.
Yes, the United States does ex
clude some Chinese, but not on ra
cial or religious grounds, Mr, Russia.
One blending of the gas range age
In It dors away with the highly do
mestlc duty of putting up the stove
pipe. And we might not have so much
socialism If we had not had bo much
professional law-breaking In high
The Taft meeting at Lincoln
doesn't meet the approval of the La
Follette boosters. But nobody
thought it would.
Young reporters might bear la
mind that It was a good scoop which
Ot Henry M. Stanley the assignment
of going in search of Livingston.
Tho controlling head of a Pan
Antonio newspaper is named Maver
ick. It goes without saying that no
corporation haa its brand on him.
Judge Landls says the thing to do
to a loan shark is to get a wagon
tongue and "go after him." How
would aa old-fashioned hickory club
The meanest thief has been located
in Omaha, lie la the one that stole
the Christmas packages from the
wagon which was delivering presents
to poor girls.
The brick paving men are going to
it in a way that seems to promise
lower prices for local work. They
should be encouraged in their dis
pute by the property owners.
The corporation head who em
ploys a staff of artful lawyers to
teach him how to beat the law may
hardly plead that he doesn't know
when he is doing wrong.
The warden of the federal peni
tentiary will bave popular airs
played for the convicts during the
dinner hour. Air is popular with
convicts at most any time.
Thirty Items of society .news Te
ceutly appeared in a Hutchinson,
Kan., paper describing the affair of
the "clubs" of that town, whkh ln
tlkatfs that high life on the border
ia not dead to Kansas.
The guu-anty fund law la now
telng Interpreted by bankers to re
lieve them oi the nctaUty tf giving
bonds as security for public depoalta.
This atnie to be roaaonabl. If th
state Is t gnsranty tie credit of
the bdiik. it m U b.t as well run to
l uL!:c aj.well as prlvata lDatitutlona.
Crime is Crime.
Senator Borah's address on re
aped for and enforcement of law Is
one of the moat trenchsnt arraign
ment's high-toned outlawry ever
stood beneath. He undertook to
show that long-studied violation of
law by predatory Interests was Just
as heinous ns deliberate violence by
obscure Individuals. He proved his
case conclusively. There is nothing
especially new In what the Idaho
senator said, but his pungency gives
a keenness to old truths which must
cut deep Into the convictions of the
people and make them think" more
seriously upon this, one of the most
Important subjects demanding tbelr
Some of Senator Borah's state
ments are shocking, as, for Instance,
that crimes committed by big bus!
reus, that sits in the quiet of Its
office with trained lawyers and
studies how to violate Ihe law, are
as bad as those done by the planters
of dynamite. It takes the truth in
its most shocking forms sometime
to force it upon people. Dynamiting
he condemns with fiercest Invective,
but a thousand dynamltings would
not condone those other Industrial
evils this country has complacently
put up with for so many years. The
dynamiters whined out the excuse
that they acted In the ' interest, of
business growth and Industrial prog
ress. "This Is the best and only
pica of tho other outlaws," says Sen
More Is expected, and rightly so,
of the man in high placo than of the
one who goes about to do violent
deeds. When, therefore, this one
of whom more Is expected devotes
himself, by the aid of keen lawyers,
to devise waya of doing what the
law says he shall not do, how la It
possible to say that he is not as bad
as the invasive criminal? Hla in
fluence is more far-reaching. And
would there be so much of the other
sort of crime but for this high-toned
outlaw? This very thing, this pro
fessional crime in the garb of re
spectability, has brought on us most
of the graver problems of .the day.
These interests have got to come to
a direct obedlenco of the law or more
serious consequences will ensue.
And it Is arrant nonsense to ' say
that they, who can devise so many
waya of beating the law, cannot find
one way to obey It. The anti-trust
law Is not all it should be, but If the
trusts had labored aa hard to dis
cover how they might conform to It,
aa they bare how they might not
conform to it, we would have little
ueed now to complain of this law.
Senator Borah la right we do not
so much need new laws and new
principles a we need the old 'ones
enforced and practiced. If the
trusts cannot by now see that they
have, by thelf defiant ignoring of
statutes, created violent public senti
ment, then their vision needs re
pairing. Railing against legitimate
wealth and Industry has no place in
the aanlty of thia country, but the
law has got to come down hard upon
illegitimate wealth and industry or,
as Senator Borah puts it. "the sol
dier called into the street to protect
property will f raternixe with the
The 8now and the Corn.
The great snow Is welcomed by
most people, among the' exceptions
being the fellow who found himself j
on the wrong aide of the corn mar-'
ket. And yet even he admits that
the snow Is exactly what tangible
things need. ' Which move one to
observe that the weather of the fall
and winter thus far haa come very
near being Ideal for the grain that
is in the ground and for the ground
that is soon to have grain In it, as
well as for a few other lines of busi
ness. In this great agricultural
belt the man In the city as well as
the one on the farm keeps his eye
close to the soil. It makes a big
difference with him what the condi
tion of the weather Is, how seasona
ble it is, how well-timed are the
rains and snows and sunshine. What
a lot of talk there was upon the
heels of the excessively dry summer
about the disaster that would fol
low an excessively dry winter, but
already the futility of such talk is
apparent. Providence seems to be
looking after the weather and us, as
usual. The soil was well soaked a
time or two with autumn rains and
has had some liberal coatings of
snow, this last one being general
from the Rockies to well into the
west. Of course, all this beautiful
snow is not urging the farmers to
haul their corn to town, which la
what bothers a good many men ac
customed to listen to what the tricky
little ticker has to say.,
Now for Wool Tariff Revision.
The tariff board's wool report is a
clean-cut vindication of the presi
dent, both aa to his action In promot
ing the creation of the board and
vetoing the haphaiard wool tariff bill
passed by the late extra session of
congress. Surely, even those who
tried to "pat the presldeut In a hole"
last summer will admit that It is
possible now to proceed to scientific
revision of this tariff, whereas it was
not so possible without the Informa
tion which the tariff board haa laid
before tne president and congreaa.
Mr. Taft repeats that the wool tar
iff Is too high and must come down.
On the basis of the board's findings
he will send to congress recommenda
tions calculated to effect remedial
legislation. It certainly Is to be
hoped that rongress will eschew pol
itics and act soberly upon this all
Important subject. While adhering to
the principle of protection based upon
the difference of domestic and for
eign production, the president is In
sistent on a material reduction of the
wool duty, though he, wisely, we
think, refrains from designating th
exact rates to obtain.
The board's Investigation reveals
the fact that some of the wool duties
are not only too high, but positively
prohibitory. As a result of this peo
ple have been paying for a quality of
cloth In this country that they never
got and many men and women who
Imagine that they wear the best
fabrics are clothed In very shoddy
goods. This comes, largely", as the
president points out, from paying
duty on raw wool which contains Im
mense shrinkage powers and he sug
gests two methods of Improving upon
this psrtlcular Item in the tariff.
Now, If congress will do Its part, we
can get this wool tariff properly reg
ulated and If congress does not do its
part, but chooses rather to play pol
itics over the matter, the people will
know wh,ere to place the blame.
Abuse of Long and Short Haul.
It was inevitable that the long and
short haul principle would have to
go to the United States supreme
court, where it is now pending for
final determination. The last con
gress sought to untangle the threads
of dissatisfaction, but failed utterly,
as also did the commerce court when
It reversed the construction of the
commission In the famous Spokane
and Reno cases, brought aa testa of
' The railroads never have succeeded
In convincing everybody that It is
fair to charge more for a shipment
of freight from, say, Omaha to Reno,
than from Omaha to San Francisco
That Is the crux of the whole ques
tion. Of course, the railroads 'Justify
their roast-to-coast rate by arguing
the effect of water competition, but,
as the Interstate Commerce commis
sion effectively points out, to Justify
the rates from Interior points to the
Pacific, they rely upon market com
petition, "under which they give
lower rates from all the Interior
cities two-thirds of the way across
the continent to the same coast cities
than to inter-mountain points." And
this Is the kind of discrimination the
commission has tried to prevent.
The commission makes the excel
lent point that the effect, If not the
aim, of the railroads has been to
nuiid up the coast cities at the ex
pense of those of the interior, when
the latter are -as much entitled to
their help In development aa are
those on the Pacific slope, Since they
are the heavier feeders, it would
seem - they are entitled to a little
more consideration. While, unques
tionably, there are conditions under
which It is fair to charge more for a
sh6rt haul than for a long one, undue
advantage haa been taken of these
conditions and thia law to the extent
of abusing them. The supreme court's
action will be awaited with wide
A- one-Inch pipe dripping poison
Into the well from which the city
water was pumped is held responsible
for the epidemic that haa scourged
Lincoln of late. If the Lincoln city
authorities are as energetic as they
should be, they will pursue that pipe
to lta other end and deal vigorously
with the parties who have Jeopardized
the health of the community.
Samuel Gompers' offer to the In
vestlgatora that they may bave full
aecesa to the records of the American
Federation of Labor ought to silence
some of the allegations that are being
made concerning htm. Whatever else
may be said, Gompers sincerity is
Senator I ley burn begins hla
speeches In this session Just aa he
has begun them in other session s:
"Mr. President, I do not Intend to
enter upon an extended considera
tion of thia question, but " And
then procouda to the extended con
sideration. Chrlatmas falling on Monday thia
year, the boards of trade and stock
exchanges of the country will have a
triple holiday. They may be aston
ished when they wake up Tuesday
mornlug and find out how well the
world has gotten along w ithout them.
The World-Herald scoffs at the re
port of the tariff commlsalon and the
president's message transmitting the
same to congress. Last summer the
W.-H. was wildly enthusiastic for' a
reduction la "Schedule K." It makes
a difference, doesn't it?
Mr. M oliler will understand that he
haa a lot of friends In Omaha among
those who cannot pay $10 a plate
for the privilege of attending the
complimentary banquet If the ques
tion of his popularity were pnt to a
vote ft would be unanimous.
Another fatal act-ideal due to reck
less driving on the streets loses ncn
of Its significance because Its victim
was the man most directly respon
sible. The speed mania atill demands
compilf.d pom nr.r. ritr-s
Thirty Years A
Mlaa Carrie Millard entertained a large
number of her friend at her residence
at Capitol avenue and Nlnenth atreet
in nonor or ner tueal, .Miai Miry Gerjnee
of Detroit. Nearly ninety Invitations were
Isiurd exclusive to unmarried people.
Among- them were the Mlaaea Host of
utlca. Wood. Chambers, llalcumb, Wake
ley, Etta. Wella, ninawaJt. Ixttle and
Carrie Condaon. La ura and MIIMe Iehmer
Hall, Wlldon, Karbarh. McCormlck. Wil
bur. Fhear. Itena Rona and Wataon;
Meaara. Qenneaa, Thayer. Drake, Butler,
Brock. Hert Wataon, J. Wataon, McCor
mlck. Bharp, M. Barkalow, McMillan
James and John rioaa. Berlin, Theodore
and J. R. Rlngwalt, R. Carrier, Charles
Ogden. A. Wakeley, Morrla, Annln. Cond-
fon. Chamber. Warrick, Collin. Ramsey,
Lahmer and Hitchcock.
The United State itrand Jury finally
adjourned without Indicting anybody In
connection with the Wataon B. Hmlth
The experiment of clearing the auttera
of Farnam atreet so that the water can
run off wa tried, hut with only partial
The B. & M. boys along the whole Ne
braska line among the employes of the
land department have forwarded to their
late chief, A. K. Tousalln, a miniature
silver engine and gold annw plow as evi
dence of their respect and appreciation.
A new elore is to be built at Twelfth
and Varnam street by Mr. Child.
A heavily loaded atone wagon la aunk
to the bed In the mud at Tenth and Jack
Henry Hagadorn hn shipped hla team
of pet elks to W. II. Conkllng of New
York, who haa purchased them for $175
for the sonloglcal garden In Berlin. 1
W. J. Urottti-h. assignee, haa gold the
bankrupt hardware atock of Krwln &
Ellla for $18,000 to W. J. Snyder, nubject
to Judicial confirmation.
Her & Co. ot the Willow Springs dis
tillery haa Joined the Western Exporta
tion pool, which has been entered Into
by all the Ulntlllera of tho weat. to regu
late the production of liquors In view of
Oeorge Medlock, the veteran sexton of
Prospect Hill cemetery, celebrated hla
6th birthday. He landed In Omaha May
Twenty Years. Ago-
George W. Vroman, chairman of the
t'nlon Pacific engineers- grievance com
mittee, waa In the city.
The Jacksonlan club sent a resolution
to Rpeaker Crisp of the house of repre
entatlva at Washington, urging him
to appoint Congressman W. J. Bryan to
membership on the ways and means
committee. The resolution was signed by
Oeorge V. Hlnes, president, and 8. It.
Rush, secretary of the club.
Rev. Luther P. Dudden, deputy state
labor commissioner, aent a letter to Sec
retary Nason of the Omaha Board of
Trade calling attention to the action of
Governor Thayer In getting up a train
load of corn and food for the sufferers
in . Russia, inviting co-operation.
. Mayor Cushing was rejoicing because
thirteen days moro would make him a
"reputable and reapectable private clt-'J
lien," ending his official term.
Nick Fox, Twenty-seventh and Egan
Streets, Houth Omaha, ahot his wife, Mrs.
Charity Fofc, dead, and slashed' his own
throat as the culmination of thirteen
years of tcmpestuou domestic relations.
The annual statement ot the Cudahy
Packing Company showed the plants cov
ered an area ot nineteen and one-half
acres and the yearly sales had been
Ten Years Ag
. Fire brook out in the rooms of the
Toung Women's Christian association on
the third floor of the Paxton block at
about 2:46 In the morning and gave some
of the young women on deck quite
scare, but did only about $100 of damas.
The University of Michigan team passed
through Omaha on Its way to California,
where It had games arranged
A special service waB-htld at the Young
Women's Christian association room.
when Mrs. Emma O. Bycrs, general sec
retary,' spoke of "Christmas Gifts."
The local branch of the Transvaal
league met at the Paxton and Issued an
Invitation, to the Hon. Webb Davis to
coma and addreaa It. The committee on
arrangementa for the occasion was Frank
T. Ransom, Dalrmld Howard, J. C. Bren-
nan, P. C. Heafey, W. 8. Hhoemaker.
Miss M. K. Olbblln of Houth Omaha and
Mrs. Helen Lewis
Rev. John Wiesley Conley, D. D., of
Oak Park, III., was granted an unani
mous rail by the First Baptist cnurch to
become Its pastor. The church had been
without a pastor for two years, and It
was announced that It had rinauy paiu
off Its debt, had $4,810 lying Idle in the
bank and a clear title- to two lots at
Thlrty-flfth and Farnam streets
Most of the churches held their regular
"The show business la no longer a pleas
ure to me and some time soon, 1 cannot
give the exact date, I will give It up to
devote my whole time to the further de
velopment of the west," said Colonel W.
. Cody at the Merchants hotel.
Major T. H. Clarkson came up from ft.
Lou-:a to spend the holidays with his fam
ily and wa at the Bachelors with his ton.
People Talked About
Beneath th occasional grouchy front
of the weatherman beats a youthful
heart 8-e the fin blanket of snow pro
vtded for Hunt and hla wonderful sleigh.
As the RuKslau treaty' reoialna In frce
another year the Russian dancers pirouet
ting through this country will have ample
time to kick their way to prosperity be
fore their p.iorts are called Id. More s
Having acquired a superior label for the
can auu a lantar proportion or drk
browa Juice, the festive prune Insists
on breaking Into the society of such
Piute aa batter and ck.s. Oh, prunes,
you giddy thin.
Edna (loodrtch, who was a Ooudwln
for a while, scored a good win when sh
Nat and aouupt-d in of his
p4l. Unit. Cavallert touched Ctuuiiiler
fr enly $1U.jQl Edna has U mad any
beten aeverai nillea.
A aupvrlor sample of narve where nrrra
i refular stock In trade rolled Into
New York from Philadelphia the alher
day and almost succeeded la sell lag s
gold brk-k to Wall street broker. As
th native wurk but h aides and th
mlddl of tb at rarts th would-be own
prlltur was urdtnd to -"beat it."
Hie BceS Ldlcr Box
Plead tor the Poor.
OMAHA. Dec. 21.-To the Editor of The
Bee: There are hundreds of hungry
mothers and children in our city shiver
Ing with cold. .The emaciated forms and
drawn features of many of these people
snow the pangs of hunger, cold and pain.
No fanta Claus will enter the homes
of these people on Christmas morning
It Is true the Salvation Army, and other
charitable institutions are doing nil they
can to alleviate this suffering and while
they will feed many hungry people,, yet
the funds collected are not enough to
hush the cry for bread.
We have all contributed to these chari
table Institutions; however, if a member
of every home In Omaha who haa been
blessed In their affairs of life, will make
It a personal matter to hunt up some poor
family and- take them a banket of food.
such clothing aa they can spare and a few
toys, it will briiiff happlnefs and comfort
to many poor people and gladness to the
hearts of little children.
When we are seated at our Christmas
dinners partaking of the good things of
lire, alo when we see our children en-
Joying the presents brought them bv
t-wnta Claus, how much greater will be
our happiness when we realise that we
have not only contributed to the charity
funds, but personally we have gone to the
homes of needy families and carried
happiness to the poor mothers and help
les little ones.
There ts enouuli discarded clothing In
the homes of many Omaha families that
would be acceptable to, and make many
poor, shivering mothers and her little
children comfortable. The charitable
Institutions will furnish you the names of
unfortunate suffering families.
Do not delegate your mission of mercy
to some one else, but select some family,
go In person, see their needs and on
Christmas morning make some suffering
mother and her hungry little ones happy.
VAN H. KING.
Beatrice Sun: The Omaha Taft club Is
too modest. After organizing the club
sent a message to the president fellcttat-
ng Mm and promising to co-operate to
secure his nomination. The Beatrice
club was more generous. It delivered
Nebraska and Intimated a willingness to
go out and capture the middle west If
Blue Hptlr.gs Sentinel: With three as
pirants for governor on the democratic
ticket and all of them from southeast
Nebraska, the scrap for gubernatorial
honors in thia party bids fair to become
warm. While only a small corner has
been heard from when the returns are
alt In It may show several others on
the anxlojs seat.
Bloomlngton Advocate: It la re
ported that C. E. Harman of
Holdrege will In. a. short time file for the
democratic nomination for railway com
missioner for the long term. There are.
however, several other democrats over
the state who will contest fur the nomi
nation. The Advocate admires the cour
age Mr. Harman has in political matters.
Kearney Democrat: Congressman Nor-
ris aays he Is not going to be crowded
out of the senatorial race next year. It
behooves Senator Brown to put a burr
under the official tails of Ms postmasters
and wake them up to a realization that
business has already commenced or he la
forever lost lost In the cloud of dust
that the Norrls cohorts are already pre
paring to kick up.
Albion Argus: It being, a. newspaper
men's year to try for governor, will not
some of our standpat republicans petition
A. W. Ladd to become a republican can
didate? .II ts unquestionably better
qualified than, the present Incumbent and
not near aa leaky. Thirty-three years In
one republican newspaper office ought to
entitle him to consideration. If he can
get the standpatters the Argus will un
dertake to interest the progressive repub
licans in his casoiand he will run Ilka
the woods on fire. What's the matter
with Ladd? lle'a all right.
' Kearney Hub: Metcalfe's announce
ment that lie, will respond to the call of
his friends and be a candidate for the
democratia nomination for governor, al
though preferring to run. for the senate,
la Indicative, on the say so of wise ones,
of a tleup with the Wood row Wilson ele
ment of the party In the atate, and aa
Bryan, is Metcalfe's best friend the an
nouncement is taken to mean that the
Bryan strength will be exerted for AVI1
son for president at the right time. In
that event it follows that the opposing
combination will ba Harmon for presi
dent and Morehead for governor. Mean
time ex-5pakr Pool announcsa that he
will b a candidate and no on knows
Juit yet what figure he will cut.
Central City Republican and Record:
The candidates for the various atate of
fices are commencing to file. On the re
publican aids Governor Aldrlch will have
no opposition for a second term, as It Is
very evident that h Is satisfactory to all
elements of the party, and also his per
sonal following Is so strong that little
headway eould be made against Mm In
a campaign for a second term. Among
the democrats. Metcalfe. Morehead and
Pools are the leading candidates for gov
ernor and It promises to be a merry old
fight. W. H. Thompson, ShallenbergeT
and Willis Reed will contest for the
democratia nomination for senator, while
Norrls Brown and George Norrls wt'.l
contest for the republican nomination,
with chances In favor of the latter.
Filing for the minor state offices will
commence to come In now with great
regularity. The primary will be held in
April this year, In order that the parties
may express their presidential prefer
ences, and at that time tha Mite and
county offldils to bo elected this fall
will be nominated. This makes the tfin
Intervening between the primary and he
ceueral election more than six months,
but a this s presidential year, e can
si ii ml a little more strenuoMty than
usual. Interest In politics will pick up
amaxingly after the holidays.
llaapear la .Nebraska.
fllver Crevk &and.
In reporting Ihe filing of a suit fur
divorce begun seven month after th
marriage of th parties th Columbus
Telegram said: "There are no children
as th result ot th marriage." Hoar
The Mala I ! a I Cloaca.
ft having- bean officially determined that
th Main wa blown up from the outukle.
th Incident, presumably, may now be
regarded aa closed. Thrr may b some
satisfaction to eohie one in Ihe conclu
sion, but It I not likely that anybody Is
Kt. IjoiiIs Clone. lemocrat: The lem
ociats are now thinking of holding their
national convention flist next year. This
may be n-eded to fulfill the Scripture
saving: -The first shall be last."
Cleveland Leader: Cmcernlng the prea-ld-ntlal
situation, Nick I.ongwnrth sys
he -win do all he run to discourage"
Mr. Itoooevelt. Nl.-k In the act of dis
couraglng the colonel will be worth going
miles to see.
St. Paul Pioneer Press: Colonel Roose
velt should not lie -.nlsled ,liy the en
thusiasm for hint at Washington, I. C.
The record shows that he never securt-d
the vote of the District of Columbia
when he whs running for president.
Indianapolis News: That fine little graft
of CO cents a mile for congressmen and
senators la neatly provided for by an
appropriation of $J01,O0O In the urgency
deficiency bill, and we must reconcile
ourselves to the fact that thi.- Is the
kind of uraenrv Ii Im.'v ih.it i.-.-A
falls down on Its way through the legis
Houx City Journal: "Why," Mr. Taft
is quotexl as exclaiming, "we could ex-,
elude all the red headed men from the
United States If wa wanted to." Luckily
Mr. lart added: "Of course we don't
ani to. tor red headed men make
mighty good cltlxens." Without that sav
ing clause Mr. Taft mlulit have lost the
solid red headed vote.
Wliy This Sllenref
fcloux .City Journal.
It Is a bit singular that the leading
Insurgents, who are all reformers,
never evince Interest in any policy look
ing to economy In the administration of
governmental affairs. President Taft has
a policy which he thinks might be made
effective In saving the taxpayers many
millions. The insurgents have no word
A National Nbame.
New York World.
Fatalities In coal mines over the coun
try average well above 2,000 from year
to year and are double the number of a
decade ago. The employment continues
far more deadly than railroading. Has
everything been done that can be done
to make coal mining reasonably safe?
That Is an Impossible conclusion.
irtl s hi A mum
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A Christmas Problem Solved
Why not give your friends and relatives "an all year" Christ
mas present of some popular magazine and at the sama time give a
bedfast invalid a chance to make his living.
John Gordon, tho magazine agent, at 24 23 South 24th Street,
has sacrificed EVERY cent he possesses to gain public interest in
earning a rrlze of $5,000 -for charity, so that he may have the
interest of $300 a year, which will by no means support him, hut
still will hinder his ever having to return to an alms house.
If people only knew and realized what a terrific fight for ex
istence, against indifference, prejudice and other odds thia para
lyzed man with a brbken back la making, no one would hesitate for
a moment, or even forget when their magazine subscriptions expire
to send them to '
For E00 subscriptions to the Ladies' Home Journal and the
Saturday Evening Post each month till June, the publishers will
deposit $5,000 with the Conservative Savings & Loan. Association
for his benefit, the principle to revert to some CHARITY to be
chosen by the VOTE of his subscribers. ,
He is working night and day gradually sinking Into debt be
cause of lack of support and Influenclal backing. Mr. Gordon must
have over 200 subscriptions in DECEMBER or be cannot earn his
It is time, to rally to his support or he will be overwhelmed by
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at once. Gift subscriptions will be acknowledged with a beautiful
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LINES TO A LAUGH.
Mill-1 began the new year well.
Dill- How was that?
Hill Why. I waan't sick when It was
ushered In. Judge
' Tou know." snld the Chine philos
opher. "Unit our nation really Invented
yea." replied the court official; "anil
when t see the trouble we are having I
can't help thinking It was rather foolish,
of us." Washington Star.
"I'm so glad my college cousin Is com
ing home a week before the holidays."
i thought you rtiJn t like him."
"I don't, but think what a help a crack
foot ball player who knows ll about
flying wedKes will be In the rush shop
ping hours." Baltimore American.
1 licks So the specialist anld vou'd
have to give up smoking for a while? '
wicks m. and lie also said I'd have
to give up $10 for good. Boston Transcript.
"But. my dar, why don't you wear
that very pretty gown you showed m ,
last week?" i
"Mercy. John, I can't do that. I bave
a solemn understanding with my tailor I
that It Isn't to be released until the 16th
of January !" Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Detroit Free Press.
LaM nleht when wo were at tea the little
fellow said: '
"Paw, wlixt are all those packages hid ,
beneath your bed?" I
I almost choked upon my food, and j
mother simply smiled.
As though to say we're bringing up it
very knowing child.
He's waltinir for me at the door when I
get home at night. !
I try to sneak Into the house nnd not
turn on the light
And get upstairs before I doff my over
coat and hat. - I
But he is Johnny on the spot, with "Paw, 1
on. what is that?"
He's eying me suspiciously, I really think
With all his youthful artfullneas to take
me by surprise;
lie hasn't intimated yet that he. has found
Cut eyes and cars are open wide when
ever we're about.
I spelled a phrase to mother once, and)
then he promptly said:
"I giiosx It's time now. Maw, for me to
go upstaira to bed,
Aiiy I suppose that you an' Paw will talk
out when I'm gone!"
I'd make an affidavit that the little raa- ,
cat's on. i
mr " in mm mv
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