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Habacrllirr lrnlnu the oltr
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Hon ninlloil to tliom. tililrraa
will lo rhnnaril mm uften a rr
Christian civilization blindfolds lt
Kelf while ItUBsia Blays lt Persian
Why doea the weather man's fore
cast say "warmer," when It Iiuh not
been warm for weeks?
The "square deal" should also be
observed by the publicity purveyors
with reference to Mr. Taft.
-Many a political aspirant lacking
apaclty, falls back cunningly upon
opacity to carry him through.
Our murder occurs In New York
every thirty-six hours and one hang
ing about every thirty-six years.
Kven to the colors In their na
tional flag, those Chinese show a pre
ference for the republican party.
In essaying the task of coming
back, Mr. Tom Taggart should mount
the donkey and save his tender feet.
Intangible as International peace
seems to be, It Is more apt to
iventuate than amity at a peace dln
er. ,u '
Jt is a reasonable i-ertaim. ;vfc.-
Mr. Bryan were knocked "into a
cocked hat" he still would not stay
Kven the Chinese republic finds It
difficult to get a man for vice preai
dentA If Uncle Adlal were only over
Never fear, there will bo an In
vestigation Into the "ugly rumors"
about a ahake-down on saloon
According to current advices, So
cialist Mayo- Snook of Lima, .O,, la
about to be shaken out of office by a
demand to resign.
The Lord seems to adopt drastic
measures sometimes to get moral per
verts out or Ilia ministry, as the
case of "Rev." Rhheson would sug
gest. Eoglaud shows unexpected shrewd
ness In employing American coaches
for Its preparation for the Olympics,
which American athletes have been
At any rate, the Nebraska member
ut the democratic national committee
: would not have attracted half as
much atteution by atteudlng'ln per
son as by proxy.
If Governor Harmon thinks he is j
c ute bet auito be tan ulk on eggs
without breaking any. Champ Clark
has practiced up till be can balance
nil umbrella on his nose.
Somehow it Mrikcs one that the
grandchildren of Charles iJIckena are
not quite as great as their Illustrious
ancestor, or tbe would not accept
charity upon Lis account.
lnapectiou of the list or Nebraska
corpoiations ruled out or butiaess
because delinquent in paying their
incorporation tax diucloses that In
nearly every case the corporation was
already out or business.
The WuHhiugtou l'ost is authority
for the KtatemciH that while Mrs.
Tom Thumb ia the smallest woman
who has ever called at the Whita
Houbt, many a small politician has
tilled there. And the Post, being
right on the ground, ought to Vnow.
Senator Hitchcock's World-Herald
fcpologU'l ror the Impeached repub
lican staM officials, It pronounced a
republican city treasurer honest after
he bad admitted bis shortage, and it
liever stopped its effuris on behalf
of an embezztiag republican state
treasurer until be was pardoned. It
Is almost second nature ror It to go
to the defense of a crooked public
tvrrilaj (barged with corruption.
Our Trade with South America.
The I'nited States still buys more
than it sells in South America. It?
Imports fur 1910 amounted to $183,
OiiOiOO and It export to 1117,000,
y00. Hut these figure represent an
encouraging swing of t lie trade bal-
I ii 1!00, n the official reports
show, our exports formed only 29 per
! 't of our total trail with South
America, while In 1010 they formed
approximately 40 per cent. We made
export Ralna in the seven leading
Soulh American countries and our
aggregate importa from that contl
t.ent came to $ 1 K3,0i0,000, which
wna $0. (kio. 000 less than in the pre
vious year. Of couthc, as long as the
1'nlted States needs to buy what
.South America has to ell, thorp is
no reason for fronting over a decline
In our Imports, but the algnirifant
rnrt in these statistics Is that the
gaina are on the side of our exports.
It Is neccHsiiry (hat we continue to
inako these pains, for the United
States, above all countries, must
curry on u big and growing commerce
with lis sister nations on this hemi
sphere. We eon afford losses any
where else better than here. This Is
our territory and we cannot afford to
be Biirpasxed or outdone there by
Cermany or Kngland and any other
Kuropean nation. Hut It requites
ceaseless vigilance for us to hold our
own against- the aggressive "drumming-'
our Kuropean friends are do
ing. Friendship and commercial inter
course go hund In hand with nations.
That Is why so-called dollar diplo
macy U a good thing, not only a good
thing, but essential. Secretary Knox
In pursuing It la doing no more than
other dlplomata have done. What
else, was Secretary Root's famous
tour of "friendship and confidence"
in South America? And It produced
the results, too. TheBe Import and
export figures do not tell the whole
story of our Industrial and social In
tercourse with South Americans.
1'nlted States shipbuilders have Just
completed to Immense vessels, the
Klvadavla and Moreno, for Argen
tina at a cost of about $22,000,00.
They were launched In American
yards with great ceremony, attended
by leading official representatives or
the Argentine Republic. They were
auspicious occasions of the good
feelings existing between these two
countries, typifying which was this
expression from President Rogue
I have iha klndlleat feellnt for the
1'nlted Plates, and will work not only to
cuntlnua the preaant amicable and Inter
conimerolal relations, but will strive to
"Amicable and intercommerclal re
lations" suggestive of "dollar diplo
macy," but evidently obtaining the
desired and necessary resiiiU tit both
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!''"' Sl t-tf.c tmtly auliereA to;
If the professions of a pan-American
union are to mean anything.
Seed Corn that Will Grow.
The Omaha Commercial club
through its publicity department, will
be doing a good thing In undertaking
another campaign to Imprest upon
farmers In surrounding territory, the
necessity of making dure in advance
that their seed corn will grow. The
yield of next year'a corn crop is
largely to be determined now during
the winter months before a clod is
turned by the plow In the selection
by the farmers of their teed corn for
Experts from the agricultural
schools and experiment stations, who
have been conducting tests, report an
unusually poor condition of corn front
the standpoint of germination, and
the planting of dead corn that holds
out no promise of bearing ears Is an
absolute waste of effort and money.
The lesson of experiment and ex
perience has also forced the con
clusion that the farmer will achieve
best results by seeking seed corn
grown as naar to his vicinity as pos
sible, and that the Importation of
seed rrom distant poluts dtrrering
In soil and climatic conations Is par
ticularly basardous, because not
certain to mature at the right time.
What ts needed therefore is work
IN ii two Hues first, or caution
uml education, and second, to pro
IJe facilities fjr testing so that
good seed corn may be selected.
If this campaign undertaken by
the Commercial club should Increase
the average yield throughout Ne
braska ouly two or three buthels per
acre, It would aggrenate into mil
lions, and might next year make the
difference as between a profitable uud
a losing coi n crop.
Importance of the Census.
The act of rongresa providing ror
the thirteenth decennial census re
quires a complete permanent publica
tion or all the results or the census
by June 30, 1912, which Is the end
of the census period. The census bu
reau experts to be able to meet that
requirement, says Secretary Nagel
in bis annual report ror the Depart
ment or Commerce and Labor, pro
viding It is not hampered by Insuffi
Ceusus taking has come to be oue
of the large tasks or the government,
and it cuts a much larger rtgure in
the arfalrs or the country than It ever
i did. When we stop to consider thsi
it requires two years and a half to
i take the census and prepare ij for
convenient use, w will appreciate
the iniporiauce of such an Inventory
every (en years. Stallages ordinarily
make dry reading, but not so with
census figures. They are most ea
gerly nought after. They are enllv
ened to every Intelligent person with
a personal touch. They become a mir
ror, as it were, which reflects our
vanity. Kvery man, woman and child
with enough mind to be inquisitive
eagerly awaits the batch of statistics
that brings Information of a personal
It is well, of course, that this is
so. Tlie census should be studied for
a keener, more discriminating knowl
edge of our country, Its people and
resources. No practical education is
complete without such a knowledge
of one's 'count ry. In this day of so
cial unrest and economic Inquiry this
source of Information la magnified
in importance. If It were not, If it
did not form so essential a part of
our public life, surely tile government
would not expend millions In money
and years of time, employing con
stantly large forces of well-trained
men and women for the work.
In forty-three state legislatures
w hich were In session in 1911, legis
lation upon educational matters was
given large uttentlon and much of It
had to do with the public schools.
The best of It is that this legislation
was gone about from the standpoint
of friendliness to education and the
schools, as James C. Uoykin, editor
of the United States bureau of edu
cation, shows In his forthcoming gov
ernment monograph on "Educational
Legislation In 1911."
Our public school system requires
legislation and Is open to criticism,
but either must be of a friendly, con
structive character to serve the need.
It Is very common and very easy to
attack nnd denounce our system of
public education, but few, ir any, or
Its traducers, are doing anything to
better conditions. To have, there
fore, legislation in forty-three states
in one year and all of It of a sympa
thetic character, la quite fortunate,
whether entirely to the point or not.
With the minds of so many legisla
tors bent upon the purpose of doing
only Rood to the cause, the erfort
will be worth a good deal.
The public school occupies so con
spicuous a place in the present and
future of this country's afrairs as to
command all "the prudence and pre
caution we ran exercise In making
rules and laws for its conduct. Hap
pily, only In sporadic cases, is it made
the foot ball of personal ort political
ambition and seldom so without dis
astrous results. It seems to be pe
culiarly true that even men who
would not scruple at playing politics
over other issues will avoid it when
It comes to the issue of the school in
which their boy and girl are to re
ceive their training for life's work.
such Jealous ivsrd for the pub
lic school on which It must depend
for much of the power to perform Its
Incidentally, the taxpayers should
not overlook the last performance of
the outgoing county board in award
ing the contract for feeding county
prisoners to the highest bidder In
stead of to the lowest bidder. The
excess amounts to almost 15 per cent,
which In the year will aggregate sev
eral thousand dollars a pure ?lft of
taxpayers' money to pay democratic
Under our Nebraska primary law.
any one with a ten-dollar bill to In
vest in publicity can run for nomina
tion for any state office on the list.
Nothing could be more tempting un
less the law were amended so as to
permit the ballot to carry an ex
planatory line following each name,
stating the business or profession and
Our twenty years ago retrospect
recalls a Jackson day feast on the eve
of the return of Grover Cleveland to
the White House, when oil the ex
pectant patriots hereabouts were ac
claiming him the greatest democrat
on earth. O temporal O mores!
II owl I ok tinatl ta Kraaale.
St. I.outa Republic.
Theodore Hoonevalt la not a candidate,
but Ma health U jiood end the Ananlua
club has mill a waiting list of gentlemen
whom the colonel will reach In time.
tarprlar Headed Off.
Kan. nis city Star.
"Vol tlia dlHCOvery that aotne of the wit
nea.ea have not been telling- the whole
truth at the trial of the Itulicted beef
packers In Chicago doea not take the
public entliely by aurprlae.
Hi' ttrllpa of -N amber One,
Sun now president. Yuan thlh Kal
la In a position to sytnpathlie with Mr.
Ia Kollette about the Improbability of Ma
becoming what the Chinese call the num
ber one man In hid country.
Keeping Ike 'rd (.uraalag.
Cleveland Plain litalor.
it becomes increaaliiKiy beyond dispute
that the colonel will be a candidate for
the presidential nomination (or lie will
not be); slao, that he will auppurt I.
Kollette (or he will do nothing of the
I'lana I'ueet Proaalaea.
TVord u.rnra from Lynn, Max., that
the wholesale price of ahoea will be In-
leased 5 to " per cent In March. The
tariff on hlil wit removed for the our
poae of makl.ia ahoea cheaper, but the
manufacturers evidently had other plans.
The advioe of a returned missionary thit
ini-ioii hoards al.a'l retrain from aend
luf 'at miutonarlea u Africa mav be
founded on the dietetic rule that f..t meat
ia not a hyilcntc article of food n tropical
j COMPILED KMOM BEX FILE'S S
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Thirty Year Ago
Jay (Joule) arrived from ft. I'itile with
lh directors of the Wabash road In Ms
Mrs. II. II. Fuller of the City Mls.iion
inukoH a public report of her woik for
the n.-t few months. y
James O'Hrlen attain drives the hook
and ladder tr-am.
The Land l.iHKiie fair opened under
most favorable auiplcia In Masonic hall.
Addison Junes, of the O. H. II., appeals
to the public to send contributions to the
Inline Insteiid of giving; to the boys them
selves. Krank Talmur, foreman of the mill
right, at the n w t'nion elevator, was
presented with 11 testimonial watch by
his aisoc'lates prior to bis leaving for
l h east. The committee) on presenta
tion .were: W. It. KtepheiiHoii, T. II. Lub
cork, (Ins lluike, Henry Khellenberg.
Mrs. 1). Cl. YYyman, who has been
pondlns tlui winter hero with her
daughters, Mrs. C. II. H.ulifer and Mrs.
j. A. icolibitiH, Jius returned to her home
In Maryland. v
"Ixiok nut for my left arm!" is the
prevailing ( xclainatlon. The vacuinutlun
wave is nil the go.
Tim bi.ard of directors of tho Hoard
of Trade orgHnlxed by making John
KvatlM, ( hall in. in and J. A. Wakefield,
secretary. standing committees ' were
appointed, among others thia one:
metorologlcal, Thomas tilhron, C. V.
(loodtnan and ltcnfy I'undt.
Clem Chase returned to his studies at
the Stute university today.
Twenty Years A bo
wline Wood of Kngland won the six
day bicycle race pt the Coliseum, with
Ashlnger of America and Hiage of Scot
lond followlnir. The other five who en
tered were left to far behind as to be
out of thn running.
The Lincoln club held a meeting in the
Press club rooms, at which the question
of "Primary Klection Reforms" was dis
cussed. Mr. Uromo earnestly advocated
the Australian ballot law for primaries.
Captain Crow-dor, Judge advocate of
the Department of the Platte Want to St.
Louis for a few days.
Ir. 8. I. Morcer received a dispatch
from his son, George, who had arrived
at Axplnwull, having sailed from
York December "1 for Oautemala.
Colonel Jack Moynihan went to Kansas
City to visit his friends, Koland Reed, to
listen to a new play which Mr. Reed con
Stuart Hayden left for New York.
Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Rrandeia left for a
month's stay In. Florida.
Tho seml-annunl meeting of The Club
was held in the evening, when C. J.
Clreenq was elected a director and H. W.
Yates and C. H. Montgomery were re
elected. Detective 7.. M. Kills got home from
Hot Springs, Ark., where he spent some
Ten Y'eara A it'
Max Trostler and Miss Klnora H. Ren
ford of Beatrice were married in Council
llluffs by Justice Rryant and completely
surprised their friends, who knew noth
ing of their plans until they had been
consummated at the altar. The bride was
tho daughter of W. It. Ronford, 2103 Doug,
las street and the groom was connected
with t.ie office of city treasurer.
James D. Thomas, a cigar, maker, was
found dead at the Park theater, Four
teenth and Douglas streets, a little after
9 at night. He resided at 809 Bouth Nine
teenth street with his daughter and wife.
At the second annual meeting of the
Nebraska liar association President W. I).
McHuglt spoke dcprecatlngiy on the habit
of Judgea taking part In politics and also
spoke of the growing practice of courts
of last resort overruling previous de
cisions. John L. Webster dealt with
"Some Phases of the Declaration of In
dependence." Eleven men attended the mass meeting
of the Peter Cooper club at Washington
Frank B. Kennard, If. H. Carpenter,
Ashton Clemens, Jr., and James O. Wal
lace filed articles of Incorporations as the
Kennard Glass and Paint company, with
a capital of 1100.000.
The Hoard of Education "raised"
salaries of High school teachers, which
put them back to what they bad been
Horace H. Boyles, 9 months of age, son
of Mr. and Mrs. 11. B. Boyles. died.
People Talked About
Kdward R. Thomas, a Chicago plunger,
associate of C. W. Morse and Copper King
Helnse, is dead broke In New York. Five
years ago bla Income was Ildn.OOO a year
and he slept in a silver bed In ono of
Mrs. Margaret I-ang, SI years old. u
charter member of Rebekah I-oue, NoiS,
Instituted at Baltimore, aid., by Vice
Prtaldeiit Schuyler Colfux, and the first
lodge of Its kind in the t'nite.l States.
dleU at Hockport. lnd., recently.
Lord Kitchener, who has "never been
noted for Ma suavity, Is said to have de
veloped great tact in dealing with the
Kgyptlaus. and to have earned their good
will by hla directness of purjiofse and
great common sense. ,
Gen. Bernardo Reyes, the Mexican rev
olutionist, who recently surrendered be
cause he had no following, and who is
now 62 year old, began his career as a
fighting patriot at the ago of 15. and was
one of Dlas's right-hand men for many
One of the municipal .lodges of Chicago
orH4 the bargain season with tempting
inducements. Kvery woman who exer
cise her leap year prerogative and
br'.nns a male culprit to the matrimonial
bar will get the knot tied without cost
Isn't that Judge a dear?
Right on top of the cold wave which Is
Jamming plumbing shops with business
tome the announcement that New York
tity will refund 'pjO.OIX) to th oppressed
craft. The noney comes from excess
cliaiges on afreet openings. The fact that
the plumbers collected It through their
bill evidently does not concern the city.
Tho i li.inbera do not need the money, but
may be Induced to take It for safe keep
ing. The cold winter mornings no longer
hold any tenors for William Brownhlll,
T years old. of Leavenworth, Kan. He
line ringed up a. attachment to his alarm
clock whereby the lamp In his room Is
lighted and a fire In the stove started
w hile he lies abed. When the alarm goes
off a wire leading- from the clock polls
on a match placed Irude the stove, the
match la scratched ajralnst the side of
the stove and starta the fir.
Fighting Bob Evans
Soma Breeiy Incidents ta
the Career of Bluff Sea
Dog of the American Hary.
Obituaries of the late Roar Admiral
Robloy P. Kvans necessarily skeletonise
I lie main features of his career. The
details would fill a newspaper. They do
f.ll several books, some of them written
by the admiral. A few of the Incidents
overlooked In the account of his lament
ably sudden deatli bring Into view from
new angles the courage and determination
which makes his career one of the most
Interesting In the annals of two wars and
forty years of peace.
On the Western Jlorder.
Young Kvans' appointment to Annapolis
from t'tah came about throuRh a chance
acquaintance with William Hooper, the
ilelefrate from the then territory In Wash
ington. To secure the appointment the
youngster had to establish legal residence
In 1'tnh, and thither he went by stage and
on horseback, living In Salt I-ake City
with Delegate Hooper's family for a year.
While hunting one day the future ad
mitBl observed a blacli object In the
woods, which might have been a bear or
almost anything else. "I gave It a load
of No. 4 shot to see what would happen,"
ho said. The object proved to be an
Indian wearing a large hut and digging
roots. The Indian, resenting this form of
salutation, gave chase, laiim laWig arrows
ufter the fleeing youngster. At Hooper's
ranch the boy procured a rifle and the
situation was exactly reversed.
On another occasion, when Kvans was
sitting on Hooper's porch, a Digger In
dian, In a spirit of Innocent fun. released
an arrow at him which fixed itself in his
shin. A moment later the Indian's car
cass wns as full of birdshot as a pulling
Is of plums, and ho looked ever afterward
as If he had suffered from a case of
"Before I left Salt Lake City I saw that
Indian again," said the admiral once. In
recalling the Incident. "I gave him five
pounds of brown sugar and was amazed
to see him sit down on the pavement and
eat the whole of it."
Brother on Opposite Side.
The civil war began Just as Cadet
Kvans waa finishing his first year at
Annapolis. Being a Virginian, his mother
urged hfm to cast his lot with the south.
This ho declined to do. bo It fell out that
he and his brother fought on opposite
sides during the civil war. On one occa
sion Robiey Kvans entered a restaurant
In Washington and observed his brother
"An exchange of glancea between us
was quite enough," said Kvans afterward.
"Not a word was spoken by either of us.
He paid his bill and hastily left tha place,
knowig very well that I would report
his presence In the city. I ordered more
oysters than I wanted and took plenty
of time to eat them. He had come across
the Potomac In a skiff, I was sure, and
had tied It to an old sycamore tree near
the spot where we tiaed to swim. I
wanted to give blm a brotherly chance
to get back to Virginia soil. He gained
his boat and escape! though a soldier
fired at him In the darknema On leaving
the restaurant I met an officer of the
provost guard and informed him that
there was a confederate soldier In Wash
ington. " 'How do you know?" he asked.
" 'That,' I replied, is none of yrur busi
ness.' "I was arrested and taken to the pro
vost marshal, who, on hearing my story,
let me go."
Saved Ilia I. ear.
Kvans was severely Injured In the last
attack on Fort Fisher. He was taken
to a hospital, where the surgeon In charge
Informed him It would ba necessary to
amputate Ills leg. Evans was by no
means reconciled to this Idea, and in the
absence of the surgeon procurer a big
navy pistol. When the doctor came back
with hla Instruments the patient asked
him. Innocently, what be proposed to do.
"I'm afraid we shall have to amputate
your leg," said the surgeon, reaching for
bis tools. When he returned to the at
tack he was looking Into the muzzle of
the navy pistol.
"Drop that knife, d n you," cried
Evans, and really there was nothing else
for the surgeon to do.
"Now, 1 want a word with you," said
tho patient. "That leg doesn't come off,
do you understand? The first one of youf
who makes a move to take It off will get
a toad of lead."
Nor did It come off. It is true that
Bvatis carried a limp through life, but his
timely assertion of bis personality bad
saved his leg, which afterward proved
Always the Spot.
It was the fortune of Fighting Bob
Kvans to be on the spot in several seas
when decisive action Was necessary to
uphold his country's dignity, and his
method of standing up for the rights of
Americans and the glory of the flsg sent
responsive thrills from tho Atlantic to
Once In Tunis Admiral Kvans had an
experience that was similar la his Chil
ean one. The American consul at Tunis
reported some trouble, and Kvans was i
sent to straighten matters out. He told
the bey that utiles he apologized and
fired a salute of 100 guns in honor of the
American flag he would chanxe the boun
daries of Tunis, and that the result would
be an Inland Tunis. The bey did not
have enough powder to fire the salute
that was demanded and appeased "Fight
In Bob" by giving a banuuet In his
honor that waa the greatest In the his
tory of Tunis.
When the Spanish war came Kvans
was assigned to command tho battleship
Iowa. Before the Iowa sailed for Cuban
waters ha casually remarked that If he
had his way "Spanish would become the
nioxt popular language in hell." The
Iowa made a great record In the battle
of Santiago, and her skipper was among
the flint of the Spanish war officers to
bo raised to fUg rank because of meri
torious services iu that war.
Once, the story goes, Admiral Evans
attended a service in Trinity church and
was ushered Into the I vow of a wealthy
New Yorker. The New Y'orker coming
In saw thu admiral, and not knowing
him, took a card from his pocket and
wrote on It, "I pay 1J a year rent fcr
this pew," and handed it to the admiral.
Tue admiral looked at the card a mo
ment, and pulling out one of his own
wrote on It. "You pay too much." and
handed It to tha New Yorker.
''Hundreds of such stories are told of th
Accompanying a set of books praseuted
by Rudysrd Klpline to the admiral were
thvae lines from the author:
Zogbauin draws with a pencil.
And I do things with a pen.
And you sit up In a conning tower
Bossing eisht hundred men.
Zodbaum takes tare of his business
And I take care of mine.
And you take care of ton thousand tons,
Sky-hooting through the brine.
Zoghaum can handle Ms shadows
And 1 can handle my style,
And you can handle a tfn-liuh gun
To carry seven mile.
"To him that hath shall be given."
And that's why these bocks are sent
To the man who has lived more stones
Than Zogbaum or I could Invent.
Peril ol ;ood I.lvln.
St. litils Republic.
Acute Indigestion 1 morn deadly to
admirals than all the torpedoes, destroy
ers, lti-inch shells, bombs, dumdums, bul
lets and battleships ever Invented. Ad
miral Nelson himself could never have
survived a first-class chef. Togo's hard-est-fought
battle was with good living,
and now our own Fighting Bob, dough
tiest of them all, has succumbed. Yet
if heroes bavo to die and we must mourn
them, is there not some consolation in
the thought that they perish through
good living, and what better mode of
egress would any man select for him
self? A Mtlnlngl Kxampte.
Anion;.; the mort sincere autnireiB Mr.
Shuster has in this country are the poli
ticians. It took a fair-sized army to sepa
rate him from his Job.
"It's pretty tough, your honor," pro
tested the prisoner, "to have to pay J5
Just for being drunk."
"Tho officer had to take you to tliei sta
tion In a taxlcah." briefly explained the
Police Justice. Chicago Tribune.
Hub My now partner Is never satisfied.
He wants everything lie seen.
Wife You must hurry and Introduce
our daughter to him. Boston Transcript.
"Isn't your husband getting a fearfully
bad disposition?" askeil Mrs. sUiniisoot.
"No." replied Mrs. Ieodmit. "lie has
read somewhere that brainy men are al
ways cranks, and he's trying to get a
reputation." Washington Star.
Maude Dear me. how- very scraggly
Jane Fussly's I air looks!
Kllen Yes. poor dear, she hasn't anv
Idea what kind of hnlr to buv till the
Faster styles come in. Cleveland Tlaln
dian. bitterly, "though men call us hams.
"Kate is not consistent with us actors,"
mused the Crushed Tragedian.
"Why not?" aHked a sympathetic) friend.
Because." replied tho Crushed Tragc-
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Desk Serpeant What did yott put that
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