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porarily ahonld, have The; Beo
malted to them. Addreaa -Will lis
chantred ' often aa rettaeatnd.
It goco without Baying that it was
tho talk of our Wator board boss out
at Denver that did 'It.
Evidently the bandit, Castillo,
Biade his Mtal mistake when ho got
to 'tampering with qur horses,
Speaking of Poor Lo, tho Indiana
still own 75 per cent of tho land in
tho Indian Territory section of Okla
homa. , Mr. Comlskoy, affectionately
known In tho baso ball world as tho
"Old Roman," foil sick as soon, as ho
arrived in Romo.
Thackeray's "originals" aro now
coming into fabulous values, the au
thor having been dead long enough
to become novel.
Mr. Bryaj) must have nailed those
platform planks ' with , 10-pennlfe,
judging from the ease with which
the president kicks them but.
If Mr. Bryan continue to "butt In
on senatorial contests he may pro
voke a revival of tho wish that ha be
M V ....V .
"After dark a Chicago policeman
m seldom seea outside the 'Loop dls
tript,' " says a dispatch, showing that
Chicago policemen are 'not cowards,
Moro money for parks, play
grounds and boulovards is the con
stant cry. Yes, but how until we get
a charter that will permit ua to ralso
Why should not Omaha bo able to
float $200,000 of per cent bonds
when we have moro than $1,000,000
of public money on deposit drawing
only 2 per cent?
In the light of later evidence, that
legal housecleaatng demanded by
The Bee to purge tho local bar of
crooked lawyers seems to bo more
urgent bow than over.
Omaha furalsaea the first 1 presl
dct of the National Organliatloa of
Merchants' Association Secretaries.
Congratulations to President Met
ealf'e; also to the association.
Folks are still waiting for the ex
plauatlon of hoV the law against 11
legal Jlquor selling, and othor Illegal
resorts may be -strictly enforced, and
likewise liberally enforced at ono
and the same time.
When the Water board buys back
Its own bonds at 1 per cent less than
what It sold them for it fixes tho
city's credit rating with a vengeance
It would have Been far better and
more profitable not to have sold tho
bonds, particularly ns there was no
need of the money, and, therefore, no
excuse for selling, at the time.
The bigots engaged in tho subtle
attempt at reviving A. P. Alsnt
should be careful to read President
Wilson's letter to tho accuser of Sec
retary Tumulty. President WilBon
is a man of great discernment and
may bo rcl'leii on- to avoid Imposition
Item anyone. U happens that ho la
a Presbyterian elder and his- secre
tary a Catholic, but Mr. Wilson se
lected the Jattcr as his own choice of
all his acquaintances. It Is a reflec
tion on any man's Intelligence to sup
pose the president did not know what,
Be was doing.
The Commercial club banquet to
Mews. Fraser and Fitzgerald of tho
Woodmen of tho World is a reminder
that Omaha has made two more solid
acquisitions to it business coinmu
afty. Both getUleruea bring to the
city the genius and prestige of largo
success and have displayed a fine
spirit of adjusting themselves as li.
tafral aad permanent parts of the
Jlfe of this city. The Bee joins !
the welcome extended them and
Ylftfcea them the largest possible
measure ot health aad proacwrity as
real Omahaas aad NeWaskans.
Ho, to the Rescue!
In tho olden days ono of ttao
tpoctacular performances regularly
pulled off In each succeeding con
gross was a motion to strike out tho
appropriation for tho Omaha Indian
supply dopot, which would bo on tho
point of carrying, when, at Just tho
psychological moment "Our Dave"
would rush to tho rescuo and save
the child. Of this bravo net his con
stituents would bo duly reminded in
jduo tlmo before solicited to cast their
votes for him for re-election.
It s to bo feared, however, that
tho present action of tho house with
drawing the appropriation for all tho
Indian supply depots In of a moro
Borious nature, and that If Omaha
Is to retain this branch of tho govern
ment service measures will havo to
bo taken in conjunction with othor
cities affected to show the advantage
to tho government of this system of
supply distribution. It has been dem
onstrated before, and It can doubtless
bo demonstrated again, that purchase
of Indian supplies at wholesale with
tho consequent benefit of carload
transportation rates to tho proporly
located distributing centers, produces
both economy and efficiency.
It dovolvcs on our delegation in
congress, and particularly on our
unitea tunics senator, to iook out tor
Omaha's interests In this matter.
The Question of Money.
A former mombor of tho cjty coun
cil, who twice aspired unsuccessfully
to bo mayor, and who boasts much
experience in charter-making, raises
as tho vital objection to tho proposod
home rulo charter that it Increases
tho amount of money to bo available
for. tho conduct of tho municipal gov
crnmont. In his opinion tho amount
of tho lovy under tho present charter
for tho running expenses of tho city
ought to bo sufficient, On this
proposition the various improvement
clubs are invited to tako a stand
against any Increase in the total of
tho city tax resources.
Now, hero is a real issuo upon
which pcoplo may differ without call
lng ono anothor names. Tho pros
ont charter, and tho proposed char-
tor, both proporly sot absolute limits
to tho amount of money that may be
raised by taxation, in this respect dif
fering from, the limitations of the
county or tho School board, which go
up as tho total of assessed valuation
goes up. Increasing tho limit of tho
city's funds, therefore, does not mean
a highor tax rato, for tho increase
should be producod by a rato no
higher than that of, tho last two
A growing city is hound to be
pressed with growing demands call
Ing.fqrMhe expenditure of money. In
fact, every improvement club In
Omaha has had the experience of
asking things that the council would
gladly grant, but that had to be re
fused for lack of funds. At thej samo
tlmo tho city has been loadod down
In various ways by state laws In
creasing salaries, establishing pen
sions and imposing new duties, for
which city funds miiBt bo drawn
against Excopt for thovflre and po-
llco departments, tho charter funds
havo not boon materially Incroasod
for ten years. We venturo tho as
sertion that ovory charter with which
tho critic referred to had anything to
do carried n larger amount of tax
lovy rovonuo than tho charter it was
to supplant, And wo also mako tho
bold prediction that Omaha's next
city charter, whothoj it is the one
now pending or somo modified draft
of it, will carry a largor revenue
schedule than the present charter.
Wo make this prediction because
Omaha Is a progressive city and can-i
not afford to go backward, or even
to stand still, inits municipal ac
furely a Subterfuge.
Those who attempt to justify the
literacy test from the standpoint of
princlplo are undertaking more than
some of tho sponsors of the measure
caro to. Senator Dillingham, one of
the chief oxpononts, according to tho
Now York Times, frankly admits that
"It 1b merely an expodtent to reduco
tho volume of those who come to the
United States from undcslrablo coun
tries." In addressing a New York
i assemblage the senator, according to
tho Times, Bald ho would not attempt
to defend tho test on the ground that
a man who could read or write was
a better man than one who could not
read or write. "He justified It
merely by portraying in vivid colon
'the menace to American Institutions
from Immigrants from southern and
eastern Europe.' "
In other words, defense of the ad
mittedly unfair and inaccurate test U
attempted by playing on race preju
dice and passions, which la sufficient
of itself to condemn the measure
which three presidents have now re
fused to sanction. It Is not a part
of the mission of America to set up
lines of false distinction between tho
peoples of Europe. Not yet has any
one given a satisfactory definition of
"undesirable" in this connection.
The mayor once recalled in Seattle
baa been renominated aver a host ot
other candidates for the office. All
of which goes to show what a bul
wark of civil liberty we have In the
According, to official report from
Washington, 10,899 were denied cit
izenship In 1913, Add to that about
5,000 foreign-born voters dlstran
chtsed here in Omaha My our Bertll
Ion system of registration.
f f . t T 1
TPSX in Omatm
coMrurp mtm dee nui
Thirty Years Ago
At the regular meeting of the council
a resolution waa adopted calling lor the
employment or twelve special policemen
at U a day for not to exceed one month
to clean up the city south of the Union
Pacific tracks, where numerous robber
ies and burglaries have been taking place.
The Rperry Electric LlRht company has
bought a tot on Dodge between Eleventh
and Twelfth, where it will erect an Iron
building In which to carry on business.
Mr. and Mrs. Oeorgo W. Ltnlngcr en
tertained their friends at a reception at
their elegant residence, 224 North Eight
eenth street, (n honor of their daughter,
Miss Florence Unlnger.
Tho Omaha club gave an Informal re
ception to Its friends at Its new rooms In
the third story of the brick building op
poslta the Millard hotel.
The newly elected directors of the
Omaha Building arid Loan association
chose the-following officers for the en
suing years: President, W. F. Bcchcl;
vice president, John Roslcky; secretary,
0. M. Nattlngcr; treasurer, E. K. Long.
A. B. Hnowden, tho Thirteenth street
grocer, has 'gone to Now Orleans for the
Tho finder of a, lost pockelbook con
taining a sum of money and valuabte
papers will be awarJcd by leaving the
same at the office of J, I. Webster,
Omaha National bank building.
A good girl can secure a position by
applying to Mrs. W. N. Bushman, 1612
Twenty Years Agi
It was a hot night In the Fire and Po
lice board room, where among othtr
fiery darts of oratory, V. O. Htrlckler
shot so many hot ones at Mayor Bemls
that It was tacitly considered by all he
had "Insulted his honor." But there
was no bloodshed. The furore arose over
tho alleged existence of unbridled gam
bling In the city.
Officers Itavencamp and Munroe left
for Kanfcan City to spend ten days and
what money It would take to give them
a gooa time.
Mm. Hess, who fell from tho roof of
her house a few days before, wan still
In a critical condition.
Marrlago llbenses were Issued to George
W. McCall and Grace Rlndell; Hans J.
Larson and Klslo Jensen, all of Omaha
W. D. Perclval, S. V. 0. Qrlswold and
J. II, I lay ties, all members Of The Bee's
editorial staff, were on tho witness stand
before Police Judge Bcrka testifying In
tho Bennett-Rosewater libel suit
At the meeting of the Board of Health.
b. u. smith. J. w. Wabrlcek and E. Wy
man were chosen as Inspectors. Two-
others were to bo chosen, but their se
lection was postponed. The secretary's
report showed the expenses of the board
for the previous year were, I16.C23, rep
resenting an overlap of J3S3.
Ten Years Ago-
Mrs. Lily" Langtry and her own com
pany from the Imperial theater of Lon
don gave Omaha In "Mrs. Peering"
Divorce" one of the most enjoyable
comedies ever offered at the Boyd or
any other theater.
Bernard C. Shannon, 35 years of age,
died at his home, 12 North Tenth
Browning, King & Co.. Issued a formal
denial through The Beo of a fako pub
lished by the Evening Mnklet to tho
effect that the firm contemplated the
rection of a new building for its uso In
Antonc Packs, an 8.year-old boy. re-
siding at EW North Twelfth street, was
run over und killed by a heavy dray
near Twelfth and Chicago streets.
Tom Dcs Moines came tho.-announce
ment of the death of old "Mattlo" Mc
Vlcker, ono of the best known ball play
era In the west, who had had his day In
tho big leagues. His .leath iwnirrM
from typhoid fever nt Victor, la- Ho
naa piayea with Omaha In past years.
count Jonn A, Crelghton aucumnntixi
his large benefactions to Crelghton unl
verslty by deeding to It the Arlington
block on Poise street and the Crelghton
block on Fifteenth, combining ..i.,.
iion oi zou,ooo.
People and Events
An Austrian garrison commander n-i,
banned slit sklrta at army functions has
been compelled by consequent criticism
Club women of Michigan are shootlne
resolutions uttho speed maniacs at tho
wneeis or ranhlon, hoping to check the
pace. Prospects for a center shot are
At Tarleton, England, recently. Arch-
deacon Fletcher successfully "neirotl-
nted" a climb of 130 feet up the spire of
tne parish onuroh. Not bad for a man
in nis sixty-fourth year.
uiaaing was slow at the start, but
when the New York auctioneer leveled
George Washington's favorite pistols at
the languid bidders one of them -came
across with II.WO. He got the pistols.
Takes considerable of a Jolt to con
vine word bosses that political- con
Cltlons have changed some. A. Chicago
heeler who assaulted a wpman election
clerk won a Jail sentence of lx months.
A California girl married a Japanese
In a launch out in the Pacific so as to
evade the state law. Now her husband
Is about to be deported as an undesir
able alien and she Is likely to suffer the
same fate. '
Captain Charles W. Hastings of Bouth
Weymouth, Mass., has Just relinquished
a statehouso Job -which he held for
thlrty-slx years, and at the same time
celebrated his eighty-third birthday an
nlversary. Mighty fine grip, that.
John M. Hannibal of tit. Louis, ts plan
nlng to marry the mother of the man
who recently married his daughter. Thus
he. will become the stepfather-tn-law ot
ma own aaugmer, wtuie the younger
bride and groom will become stepbrother
A woman in a New York town has
applied to the police to get her hus
oana oacx tor ner, tsne says he was
a model, almost too good to last; that
he washed, Ironed, cooked, scrubbed
never smoked, drank nor stayed out late
at nights and always did as she told
him. And yet he fled!
Dr. Margaret Bchallenberger, who was
recently appointed state co8aalsaloBer ot
education for elementary education In
California, began her teaching carter In
a country school and has gone through
all the lower grammar grades -aa
teacher. Before her appointment two
women members of the board ot edtlea-
tlon'' ot ' Los Angeles aad OaXland care
fully examined her record.
Twice Told Tales
A Pre-Kmpteil RlRht. ,
"How many of you boys way back In
the '803 knew that I was regarded aa ono
of the homeliest men In Kentucky," re
marked Senator Bradley.
It la a fact," and with n chuckle he
proceeded to give an Instance of It.
"Under the laws of Kentucky the gov
ernor has the power of 'pardon even be
fore grand Jury proceedings on trial.
During my first torm as governor my at
torney general was John IC. Hendrlck.
Some people were divided as, to which of
us wait homeliest. John always main
tained that he was a better-looking roan
than I, and I always' disputed his argu
One day Hendrlck walked Into my
" I want a pardon, governor,' he an
'All right.' Hendrlck,' I replied 'but
what have you done?'
" 'I Just shot a, man down the street,'
eald Hendrlck calmly. '
What for.' I demanded.
'He said I looked like youanswered
Hendriok, 'and I could not stand for
You shall have the pardon Immedi
ately,' I, replied. 'If you hadn't shot the
cuss, I would have dono so on sight.' "
Cnt the Wronir Fnlnr.
Tommy was short anj fat and frecklod,
but Tommy knew all about United States
history, for he went to school at the
Webster and received "excellent" on his
report In that study, if there was any
thing, except dirt, that Tommy was thor
oughly grounded In It was revolutionary
history, and he hated the English Ilka
tramp does a cake of soap.
One day his mother took him to a mov-
Ing.plcturo theater. In front of tho thea
ter were big, glaring posters showing
Washington as an Adonis and Cornwallls
with a facfl that would send any man to
Jail. So Tommy besged until mamma
squandered a dime nrl took him In. Pres
ently the piano struck up a march and
on tho screen paraded the revolutionary
troops, their flags flying bravely to tho
wind. But Instead ot being pleased
Tommy rose from his seat In disgust and
his mother followed him Into the street.
"Why, -what's the -"trouble, Tommy?"
she asked. "Didn't you enjoy the show?"
"Enjoy nuthln'," groaned the young hls-j
torlan. "Why those fellows aro fierce.
They was walking around with' a flag.
havlne forty-soven stars and the flag In
those days didn't havo but thirteen."
Ills l.ltrrnry Rem.
Robert W. Chambers tells a story about
a friend of his who Is an author.
This young novelist." relates Mr.
Chambers, "had a pretty hard tlmo of
It at first and so had hts young write.
Money was scarco and the stories he
wroto did not sell. The wlfo had but
little respect for his talents and kent
ndeavorlng to coax him to try eomethlng
clso whereby he could make enough
money for their support.
"One day, however, his luck changed
and ho began to make nioney. The time
soon arrived when he was abjo to wrlto
check for 100 and present it to his
wife as a gift
She looked at It and her eyes filled
"'What la the trouble?' the husband
askedMn' surprse-f 'T "
"'Darling,' she said, as; she hastened
around tho table and put her arms
around his neck, "I'll tako back all thq
mean things I ever said about yourNwrit-
lng. This Is the best thing you ever
Philadelphia Ledger: A million dollars
Is a large sum for a flight around tho
world. Men have tried it for less and
been, caught by detectives before thoy got
Washington Star; George "Washington's
pistols havo Just been Bold for $4,000,
whreas his medicine chest brought only
W78. Why this marked discrimination in
favor of the milder letial weapons?
Philadelphia Press: A movement Is on
foot In Washington to standardize vege
table's, It may be that It will take tho
form ot a law prohibiting any turnips to
weigh less' than two pounds on June 30
and requiring that every tomato shall
not have mora than 099 seeds.
Sioux City Journal: There could be
nothing stranger or less appropriate for
radicals than to pick out' tho Lincoln
anniversary for a meeting date. They
had no use for. the. -living Lincoln. They
almost worried the life out of the patient,
cautious, moderate president, to whose
fundamental makeup they were so utterly
Baltimore American: The bishop of
London, who Investigated the condition
ot the' militant auffragettes In Jail, de
clared that forcible feeding was adminis
tered by tho Jailers In the kindliest spirit.
Which Indicates either that the prisoners
are not sufficiently appreciative of true
kindness, or that the bishop Is some
thing of a wag.
New York. World: The British govern
ment announces that the resignation of
Viscount Gladstone had nothing to do
with tho South African labor troubles:
but every one will understand .that he
goes because ot the Illegal deportation
of ten labor leaders to England 1y the
steamship Vmsent. How sensitive they
are over there! The governor or Micro
gan never resigns because of Illegal
treatment of labor leaders, isor tne
governor ot West Virginia. Nor tho gov
ernor of Colorado.
Told in Figures
Boston's city debt Is 7!,6S.23S.
Street railways in Cleveland killed thlr.
ty-three persons la 1913.
Baltimore's municipal .debt, now amount
Oh'lo'a publlo utilities are valued for
taxation purposes at ll.058.ai.760.
California labor unions have an aggre
gate membership of more than 1.M.
Over $00 cities In the United States are
now under the commission government
The average pay of every man. woman
and child In the United States who works
for wages or a salary waa J 610 tact year.
In the United States there are more
than 390,000.000 apple trees of bearing age.
about 20,000.000 pear trees and more than
16,000,000 cherry trees.
Railroad security Issues for January of
this year were 110.000,000 less In bonds and
$22,000,000 less In notes than January ot
1913. But the account was practically
evened up by selling $30,680,090 more of
stock. On the other hand industrials sold
$58,000, 0W more ot bonds aad T,est,SM less
ot note with. Sat.J,9 lesa ot stocks.
The Cost of I.IvImk Problem Solve!.
OMAHA, Keb. 18. TO the Editor of Tho
Bco: Tho high cost of living problem has
been solved by a woman in our city,
and If her own personal experi
ence' and knowledge can be formed Into
a' propaganda and taught to the younger
women of the day, one of tho most Im
portant of the arts will not have been
lost, as It bids now to be. Not a hundred
miles from the corner ot Farnam and
Twenty-third streets Is a 'dining room
presided over by a woman of the bid
school, now fast disappearing, who cooks
for the sheer love ot It and a mother's
philanthropic duty to her own and other
people's children, who does not put an
extravagant valuation on her services,
but thinks they should be given to those
of small means who require the nourish
ment of pure food, well cooked.
This' exceptional paragon of tho house
keeper can purchase food, prcparo It In
her own Inlmltablo way and servo It for
cents a meal. If the hordo ot young
women seeking fame on tho stago or
plasties art, or a musical career, or any
of the many avenues newly opened to
their sex, but knew that In their midst
Is ono capable of teaching (It she could
be Induced - to do so), a science which
would put all those taught, on tho direct
road to husbandom and correct many of
tho Ills that flesh is heir to through Im
proper cooking, they would have tho key
In their own hands.
If thlB household genius can communt
cato to others her matchless combination
of art and science tor hand down tb oth
ers, what used to bo America's pride,
"home cooking," then she deserves a
deathless statue moulded In radium.
A. F. (A Stranger from New York.)
No Itellirlun Ilnllilny.
YUTAN, Neb., Feb. 18,-To the,Edltor
of Tho Bee: I read with much interest
the letter In The Bee signed C. L. W.,
2026 Harney street, "Lincoln Above Col
umbus." I want to say amen to every word In
The time is not ripe for a religious
holiday, .whether It be catholic or protes-
tant, but perpetuate tho memory of such
men as Abraham Lincoln.
ROBERT H. PARK.
WnntN to KnoTT Why.
OMAHA. Feb. I8.-T0 the Editor of
The Bee: In your Monday's Issue I see
an Item stating that our commissioners
voted to the widow of Mr. Corneau, do-
ceased, a former officer of the police
department of tho city of Omaha, a pen
sion of H0 por month.
I can not sco tho Justice ot this act.
Wus ho such an efficlont officer that ho
should bo entitled to such a pension?
What did ho do? Ho was only doing his
ordinary duty tor whjch the city paid
mm nis just wages. I Bhould think that
Officer Cunningham, who risked his life
during the would bo robbery of Ed
Mauer's place, was by fur more entitled
toa reward than Mr. Corneau, but thoy
would not even allow him tho expenses
ho Incurred by his bravp act r think It
is cnureiy oui oi reason mat our com
mlssloners should vote In favor of this
extraordinary expense on the taxpayers
of the city of Omaha.
A Great Book.
OMAHA, Feb, 17.-To tho Editor of
Tho Bee: Pqrmlt mo to call attention to
the greatest book of tho age, the work
of the great philosopher ot India,
nocmyaai JHDoranui, wno sat under a
banyan tree and looked at his toes whlla
birds built nests In his hair and his nails
grow four Inches long.
In -this book he reveals many things
that no other person could think of. Ho
tells how to think cubical thoughts, how
lo bo happy with cold feot, and many
othor wonderful things.
Bound In fine Imitation of leopard skin
with gold stamp nnd gilt edges. An orna
ment to any library. Published by the
Society of Esoteric BefuddlemenU A do
light to tho artistic eye. .No library Is
complete without It. '
BERIAII P. COCHRAN.
Around the Cities
Philadelphia is planning to give the
middleman a run for his money by pro
viding market facilities for farm produce
which the lnterurban lines will bring to
the city from a radius ot fifty miles.
The municipal expenses of Boston have
Increased $1,000,000 In five years and the
new mayor is swinging the economy axe.
Every resldsut of Maiden, Mass., is
being supplied with a Bible, which they
are expected to read carefully and be-
Salt Lake City boasts of a fire depart
ment unsurpassed In the United States In
point of equipment.
St. Louis requires dealers to wire-screen
all produce ottered for sale.
Jacksonville, Fla., is selling municipal
electric power to the street railway com
pany. Seattle is discussing elevated and sub
Way propositions for handling street rail
way traffic aw? may try both-
Although Pittsburgh ranks fifth among
the cities of the Unltod States for popu
lation, having only about one-fourth aa
many residents as -New York. It is the
fargest fuel consumer In the world.
Odd Bits of Life
Marie Schwabacher, a pretty Antwerp
milliner, who was courted by two broth
ers, promised to marry the winner of a i
game of cards, but eventually eloped I
with the one who was beaten.
Although she Is only 31 years old, Mrs.
Wlnfield Stoner ot Quarryvllle. Pa., la
the mother ot nine children. ' Tp a' com
petition with 350 others she was .pro
claimed the champion cakebaker.
Alton's once wealthy "Woman ot My
stery," who, blinded thirty-five yeara
ago by red pepper, never would' reveal
the clrcuAstances of her affliction, died
at the Madison county poor farm yes
terday. Some time ago, D. I. Malloy of Mount
Carmel, Pa-, missed one ot his pigeons,
which reappeared two weeks later, walk
ing on tho ground 'with Its wings cut. In
his belief Its wings had been cut so that
It counld not fly back and consequently
It bad walked.
A North Dakota, hotel clerk whose Idea
ot a Joke was to cable King George of
Great Britain that he waa sorry ho could
not accept an Invitation to. a court ball,
sad who sent the cablegram "collfcct,"
la foroed to pay ftM toll. v
LIFE IN CACTUS CENTER.
Arthur Chapman, In New York Sun.
We have need. In Cactus Center, ot a
top hand at the game
Of close herdln' reckless hombreys and
admonlshlu' tho same;
We have suffered more than should bo
l from a sulphur burnln' lot
An Uncombed bunch ot bufflcr that'd
rather fight than not;
So we held a public meetln', with Bear
... Hawkins In the choir;
AH the Cactus roundup district shucked
Its toll and gathered there,
And wo wroto tt llttlo message, worded
up In proper style,
Askln this here Colonol Goethals It ho'd
work for us a while.
Wo have had bad luck with marshals
a,. . fcr ,R8t 'x Juonths or so:
Wo have planted two In Boot Hill 'cause
One resigned when he was lassoed and
i, , , "UB ";Bsea aiong me street
By that rolllckln young spirit from tho
All of which Is most conducive, as Bear
HnU'kln. l,n. 1
Fcr to keep her dovecote fluttered and
yiu mru ui peai-e unnerved;
So wo re after Colonel Goethals, ond
o iJ"i ii to nun piump,
hell be tho Cactus marshal and will
Bit crime on the Jump.
We've hpn rrt Ilia,
- - .vu a v. n nau.a mil.,
but we don't back down an Inch:
hi i'ijiuriiun we re as crime - rode as
Air,. Vn.l. I I .
. vii iuii io uiui a u cincn;
And our Job has some attractions which
iiu umur jou ii noiu,
For one's foes ore nil crack shooters,
and It's bold man meetln' bold;
So the Colonel's sure to like It, if he
When tho big cranes quit thc'lr squeakln'
, iu,u uiBBers say uooa aay.
We will give him cartey blanchey and a
Hlll-AI- K..t.A . 1 .
If hc II be the Cactus marshal when his
iiK uiicn worK is uone.
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Reputation, toying for a
moment with its laurels, won
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down at the bottom of the hill.
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"Don't rou think the heiress Is very
"Not when she smiles.
"I never saw her smile."
"Neither did I."-Cleveland Plain
Talklngton (pleased) So your friend
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Miss Keen Yes, but Alice Is so given
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'"Of course. Jack, I'm very fond of
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times with you?'
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cents on the dollar."
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