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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE
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5.'cfW bp Amilim H. Somtra
J um tun it s ft grtal mislaJte, olwnyi to
inou t mouy'i f uo in mhm il rains. On may
kttp (nt'jf ami pry hy uch ktumltfye, tut out
mitse anorld of Jowlinc. Adeline Knap p.
War Is Increasingly op in the air In ways
other than by aviation.
To sign, or cot to sign, th literacy bill
that Is President Wllnon's hg question.
The activity of If gisUUv foundri8 promiaos
large additions to the statutory scrap pll.
Tm, bat H1 this Bero temperaturt pull
down the price of ice next summer to any ap-1-reclable
It never rains but it pours, as witness tha
rail on Governor Morehead to make two Judicial
appointments Instead of one.
The steadilf shrlnklna; canh balance in the
national treasury bears a solemn mestiaee of
gloom of the "pork hunters" at Washington.
The tendency toward filllbugterinx maul
' rested by senators suggests the urgent need of
another neutrality proclamatl&n without teeth.
If Uncle Bfttn does not get the needed' de
fenses out of the $101,000,000 carried in the
army appropriation bill, why hit family will
get the money.
In telling the women of this country the
proper cut ef clothes for spring- wear the Chi
cago Art Fashion league exhibits Its nerve with
out giving the tonic away. . .
Terhapg it woall help annexation to innert
a rrovlao in the law that no one hold a placa
on the public payroll In Omaha who does not
reside, within th city limits.
The hlp puchsse blH Is to be a party meae
ure. That means we wU! have an ocular detuon
atrafjoa of tbe disciplinary power of the party
V'hln as wielded by King Caucus.
With wheat prices sailing among the clouds,
th nprMoiAd 0f Europe should welcome an
invasion by Kiay Corn. Ills suetalnlng power
is efficiency reduced to a science.
Thoush a trifle late la treakln Into the
trrzs tha Ttir!:!ih Tear bulletin editor is not a
whit behind kls rivals In the number and crush
ing character of victories announced.
Car noet esteemed uplirter of the country.
George W. rerklns, toils consumers that the
routa to piosferlty is to buy in built. But he
ehows no deposition to supply the money.
.cwh&t for any one drsiwlng a salary from tho
r-ye'S cf Omaha while llvlnff outMdo of
':. to be fomenting sentirfeot sgalnst
s;or Omaha consolidation.
1 proposal for an l&g.QOO bog harn at
Efiyc'r-s cf exeeeslve luxury. But con.
.:'.zz tho tirsisj power cf tha tcz, It he not
-'il 'a all the D.odern cDnvtulences and
.r.i tint a gratofal people can bestow t
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.i,tu aol. .nid in Oamha, hu-h ia ia ti
. t.Hurfca on t-t't?'.uer 18, 1 when Mr. Thomaa
I tri.w ui ilar li Heau,t cr uot4 in umr-
" m i-ae?i. Mr. rvnnfa at th
i c.f i,f a laiK tia.-t of tl;,i!-pr land in lUr
n cu.,iy, ln.in ahi.h Urge torU..n cf lh
tjiut.r io coit-tliif tha ImrneOWU pur.
x if tie fnlon l.uini- was aubequr,tly oUalnrd
" !"r-nia t zi t3:"3- t!':t D.-nBUi as auld at thla
' i tfc a - : t i.f i u jr.
Mr. l : . i!. i.Vfrca a tl.iid of a aerUs of
fct 1 !'::!.!.' on the anb)-,t: "
to I'-.-ne. ir tiow I : am a Cfcthoilo."
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' ' u A -''" 11 l "i fc'-rc. tui k .iitce In t hl
" '-' " t-l'rj.,eif H-iidi.a- as their floral
I ,w ! the iiamUr "JTI."
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: i? i 'i tii.i.jl it,, i it. in.i fairly w-i
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Kebrtskft. Presidential Primary Possibilities.
It la commonly hetlevad that Hurhes would unrter
ft elrcumtanoa aeek the nomination nnr allow the
use of Ms hum, In the old convention days It would
be poaaiMo to nominate him by acrlamatlon and iJt
the thins before Mm as a completed faet Plnco the
panaaae of dlrrot primary laws In so many states,
however. It It more difficult to nominate a man with
out his formal participation. In many of the states
the direct primary law requires that no man can be
voted for bnieas he has stated formally In wrltlns; that
he 4a a randldata. This, undoubtedly, Hughes wouli
never do. It Is eoneelrahle that at tha republican
convention In 1J1S enough fsvorlt sons will turn ip
with the direct prlmnry nominations of their respective
tales to create a deadlock, and that edi of tha dead
lock thef nomination of Unities could come. This Is,
to to speak, the mechanics of the possible nomination
This is what Mark Sullivan says In his po
litical comment department of Collier's discuss
ing Justice Charles E. Hughes s a possibility
for the 1918 republican presidential nomina
tion. While Mr. Sullivan's diagnosis may be
correct with reference to certain of the direct
primary states, it Is not true of some of these
states, and particularly of Nebraska.
Our Nebraska presidential primary law per
mits the filing of any name for an expression of
preference upon it for either the presidential or
vice presidential nomination, and requires noth
ing more than a petition bearing the signatures
of the designated number of electors affiliating
with tbe political party mentioned In the head
ing. This Is the way tbe names of Roosevelt,
Taft, La Follette and of Wilson, Harmon, Clark
were placed on our primary ballots In 1912.
Nothing In our law even provides expressly for
withdrawal of such names after they are filed,
although the secretary of state In -barge of the
makeup of the ballot accepted a construction
permlttlog withdrawals either at the request of
the candidate or of the elector who bad filed
the petition, ansumlng, of course, that the latter
was acting by direction of the person named as
It would be quite possible therefore In Ne
braska, and In states similarly conditioned, to
put the name of Justice Hughes on our presiden
tial primary ballot, and to take a preferential
vote npon it, and thus to Instruct the conven
tion delegates without any positive action on
Ms part, either announcing his candidacy or ac
cepting a nomination filing. All he would' need
do would be to do what Mr. Sullivan Intimates
to be his attitude sit still In a receptive mood,
and not roc the boat. But this being true, tha
."nomination mechanic!" are quite different from
what Mr. Sullivan concludes. ,
Hot Wholly Defenseless.
The setting aside of the rather tidy sum cf
$101,000,000 to defray the cost of our military
establishment would suggest to the ordinary
mind that the United States Is not altogether at
the mercy of a hotlle Invader, For weeks, as
this big appropriation bill has progressed
through tbe committee and the body of the house
at Washington, the country has been disturbed
by the clamor of the alarmists, whose noisy ap
peals have happily not had the effect of .stam
peding anybody. With amazing inconsistency,
these advocates of extended argument denounce
the war is Europe and demand that this country
prepare for a similar orgy of destruction in al
most the same breath.
"The United States Is not a warlike nation;
it has engaged in, war only when compelled by
influences beyond ita control. From the first It
has stood as an advocate and example of what
may be achieved through the arts of peace, and
today has the respect and friendship of ail the
world. The course of fairness and Justice In
International Intercourse that hag established,
reasonably may be expected to maintain those
conditions. It is well, therefore, that our people
devote themselves to the pursuit of their severnl
vocations, and let the people of Europe make
the final test of the doctrine of "might makes
right." ' '. .
In any event, we are not likely to be at
tacked until the affair now in progress over
lher is concluded, and by that time present day
methods and apparatus may be completely suc
ceeded by more efficient weapons or processes.
Let us not load up with armr that may be
found obsolete when we come to use them. If
we rout go to war, we should be fitted with the
very latest of fighttng tools.
Wist cf that "Indissoluble Link!"
Whett Mr. Bryan buret 'into the political
firmament his orbit was marked by a corruscs
I25 d!?p!sy of oratorical brilliance auch as as
tonished all observers. Brightest of all the rays
be then emitted was that which blazoned forth
across the field of economics the new "law,
that the prices of wheat and silver were insep
arably linked, and that a variation ia one was
marked with equal variation in the other.
"Gretihani's law" vanished, for the time being,
and the Bryan dogma took the front and center
in "Coin's School of Finance," and the people
were taught anew.
Other laws, among them that of supply and
demand, were most cavalierly disposed of by the
apostles of the new philosophy, but time has
gain applied the unfailing test. The affinity
between wheat and silver has dissolved. On
the Omaha market Friday wheat sold at $1.89,
while silver was to be bad a( less than cents.
In other words, the dollar-a-bushcl wheat prom
ised has arrived, with the parity between the
buHhel of wheat and the ounce of silver sadly
knocked aukew. It will take uea.ly three ouuees
of silver now to buy as much wheat as on
would hen Mr. Bryan first blazej for"th as the
cham (ion and eavlor cf blmet&lism. and ths
country la still prosperous.
Standing by aa an innocent spectator, Switz
erland gets hammer knocks on both sides and
la the middle. Not only is the mountain re
public's xpn8 vastly increased in maintain
ing a mobilised army on Us frontiers, but Its
trade with neighboring nations is cut to pieces
and national revenues reduced to rero. The
i,ol comfort of the eJtuation Ilea in the fact that
the lives cf the people are not Jeopardised.
Official announcement Is made that at 4 p.
m. on April 2, the United States will cross tho
population meridian of 100,000,000. The date
aligned for the great event must not be con
fused with the day before.
With th tallut box stuffer on the run
ia the south, freight trr.lo, kidnaped in the
i-orth, and tbe It tUIsture do'ag bublcens ia the
n.i.'.r.d, Indiana's i-Iaia ia tU sua is ccccpUn.
tus, If not a'u.lj-tlle.
Bryan's Brother Charley
",K Will Minimi I. w.x.. '
H5 IS the only brother of the honorable secretary
of state, bat be rewlly 4s entitled to credit for
being considerably more than that. Tbe promt
nence of Brother William has resulted In keeping
Brother Charley somewhat in the political back
ground; but leaders of the democratic persuasion
know full well that to him la due in considerable
measure the success that has attended the political
efforts of Brother William. Himself disinclined to
public pech-makln. Brother Charley can sit In the
quiet of his little office, where he manages the busi
ness of the Commoner, and gather Into .his finger
more political wires and atrtngs and things than most
men Imagine la be In existence. Through an organi
sation Njilt up of devoted followers and supporters
of Brother William, Brother Charley keeps In close
touch with the rank and file, and In 'his wise he is
able to give Brother William mighty valuable political
pointers. There Is very little politically that Brother
William says or does that la not first talked over with
Brother Charley, and all the political advice an J
counsel that Js poured In upon the e.'der brother Is
thoroughly Investigated and sifted and diagnosed by
the junior brother before It la finally passed on by
William J. Bryan.
Being always buey with Ma big public affair
Brother William has little, time for business details,
but Brother Charley la right there to look after such
things. He took the business management of tha
Commoner from the start, and two years ago be
launched a farm paper in connection with tha Com
moner. And for fear that he would nave too much
leisure time en Ms hands he bought a big farm and
spends considerable time xperimentlng along agri
cultural, horticultural and live stock lines.
Brother Charley has never been a delegata to a
democratic national convention, but he hasn't missed
one since 18s. - Not being a delegate his name has
never been heard on roll call, but just tha same
Brother Charley has registered quite oftoA. The Bal
timore convention Is not such ancient history that
men will have difficulty In recalling a certain reso
lution introduced by Brother William, which resolu
tlon hoisted 4me verbal brickbats la tne direction of
two or three gentlemen deemed to be "political unde
sirables" by the now secretary of state. It Is gr.
rally conceded that the resolution had great bearltig
on the final outcome of that convention, but only a
few know that It was Brother Charley who advised
It and practically prepared It
Brother .William Is a great orator and a great
leader, which statement no one will deny; but It is
Brother Charley who knows how to perfect tha or
ganisation and put the boys In the ranks to working
overtime. He Is a strong advocate of the elght-hm.r
day for everybody but hlmelf, being able and willing
to work forty-eight hours at a stretch when neoeaoary
to get things to working without undue skipping of
cogs. Ills genius for organisation work, and - nls
willingness to use It for tha benefit of others. Is sd
well known In his home city of Lincoln that he is
usually the first one called upon when a big civic
teak Is to be undertaken.
Physically Brother Charley and Brother, William
look about as much alike as a goober-nut and a buf-ter-bean.
Tha only point of resemblance, personally,
Is that neither one haa any' hair to spoak of on that
part of the head usually covered by a hat. Indeed,
so bar Is Brother Charley's poll that he usually wears
a skull cap when he is supposed to be bareheaded.
But the two brothers are much alike temperament
ally. Both are affalrie, easily approached and good
company in any aooial gathering. In short. Brother
Charley Is Brother William's alter ego, and about
everything else needful and necessary. Ha makes alt
of Brother William's lecture dates, attends to all his
business, sees that the Insurance premiums are kept
up and Interrupts a lot of correspondence. Ha is just
as temperate In his habits aa his more distinguished
brother, using neither tobacco. Intoxicants, nor pro
fane language. But be is admittedly one of. the
best "bottle pool" players In a lively little city whose
Commercial club la made up of energetlo business
men, most of whom find in the aforesaid "bottle pool'
a vent for their luncheon hour enthusiasm, e
Charles W, Bryan Is leading ia active and suc
cessful business life; he Is, and . has been always,
closer to his distinguished brother than any other
man, and he enjoys every minute of Ms activity.
When he Is not active In politics or business or some
chic duty, he Is enjoying his home life with bis wife
and his two children.
Twice ToW Tales
, The long-winded member of tha debate club baa
held forth for many minutes past his allotted time,
and still showed no signs of exhaustion. Feeling
thirsty, he reached out for the water carafe, but
found It empty. Motioning to the usher to have It
filled, he would have prooeeded With Ms speech, but
for an Interruption.
X member in th back seat rose and waved Its
arms excitedly, "I protest, Mr. Chairman." he said.
proieeu . -
"Protest against what?" ksked the chairman. -
"Running a wlndmr.l with water.""'was th reply.
Pittsburgh Chrcntcle-Diupatch. ' , v
' ' . f Ta Doables, "
Colonel Roosevelt, as all the world knows, shaves
every evening before he goes to bed. Apropos of this
odd fact, there Is a little story.
Before th Outlook office one' day a robust maa
of middle age approached the. colonel and said, dis
placing a row of strong white teeth in a smile;
"Colpnel, I'm taken for you everywhere. It's moat
Colonel Roosevelt looked the man over keenly,
then, with a smile that displayed . his own strong,
white teeth, ha said:
"Well, of all my doubles, you resemble me the
most. In fn t. If I cculd stand you cp before me
very evening, I'd be able to shave by you. Js'ow
People and Events
It Is explained In behalf of New Tork that th
shirt brigade to outer sunshine. t
To give force to his demand for better conditions In
thevceunty jail at i?lnckneyvllle, Ul V. U Ulricb. a
mtXiiant prince and bank director, haa been appointed
janitor of booh court house and jail, at a salary of
I ) a year. It Is up to I lrkh to make good.
Th mobilisation of the suffrage forces In Indiana
is mc-t by an "offensive and defensive alliance" by the
ba.cleior members oftha tealalature who fear an at
tack on their liberty at any moment. A group picture
of Indiana allies Indicates that they can stop anything
Whenever Billy fsiclay draas a check against nls
account in Itilladeiphia or any other sinful town. It
a' ned by th evangelUt and hi wtf In disposing
of the Lord's tenth, th proportion of his earning) given
to the rauaa. the check bears the signature of "W. A.
Sunday. II Timothy. 11:16."
Ferdinand P. Earl scores again as the champion
affinity arttut In the country. Ills latest soul mate,
Uas Charlotte Herman, living niLhta wnlsiing dis
tance of etrJht-laced Asbury Park, N. J., gave WrtU
to child, which event startled the gossip and ciuwil
Karle such pain that he moved lilmaol and family
to a Icm noUy locality. The artist proposes to square
himself as soon as wife number three ia legally de
tached. The January circular of "?T simplified spelling
board fell jnto the hsnds of a student at Appleton.
Wis., who was so charmed by its touching possibilities
that he penned the) words to dad: "l'leaae kum
akros ilh twenty-fla buck. Tune's in nede of funds.-'
and "diar dad" kame aXrx-s In thee simple trmi:
"I'll etaud for Tiot ball, fiats and dances, bj U Is
the 8. O. B. you need in sixriliiia " Probably the leitwr
ub. KtiitMr rot'cfuiui-nvist'oue vml ipsar la the next
OMAHA, Jan. JX. To tha Editor of The
Dee: C. r, Welier says in The Bee's
Letter Box: "W want ships that carry
,the American flag and can go Into any
port In the world unmolested." But Eng
land objects to such a competition and to
any Interference with Its sole possession
of the seas. Three miles from any shore
England's empire commences. The United
States may fret and fume and that Is all
the good It will do. But should Uncle
8am muster up courage and show only
the least signs of force, which Is quite
Improbable with our present secretary of
state, England Will unchain that little
hairless rasral, the Japanese dog, and say,
"Cave Canent." By the way, that would
be a splendid subject for your cartoonist.
Uncle Sam, John Bull and the dog. Mr.
Waller in a communication to Metcalfe's
Nebraakan argues against the Hitchcock
bill. Rather inconsistent Is it not,t To
keep on furnishing England with arms
and guns which may at any time be
turned against us.
Tour Bhelton,. Neb., contributor In his
reply to your recent splendid editorial,
"Altogether Unduly Alarmed,' wants to
know if German -American can be at
one and the same time a citiran of the
tkilted States and a subject of tha Ger
man emperor, saying that an article la
the Literary Digest seem to suggest that
he ean. If tha Shelton maa will take the
trouble to read the oath of allegiance to
the United States required from any proa
peotlve United States citizen when he de
clares his Intention to become such, he
will find that tha applicant thereby re
nounces all allegiance to any foreign po
tentate. And as you hsve said in your
editorial, tjie history of the United States
records that German-Americans have ever
been faithful to that oath. '
The "Call to German-Americans to Or
ganise," upon which the Literary Digest
comments, applies merely to organising
against the systematic slander of the pro
British press In this country, and to
counteracting the prejudice created by It.
That object does not Involve the slighter
strain upon the -loyalty to the United
States of citizens of German descent, and
even though the provocations on the part
of certain, German hostile papers and
writers Is great, Germans want only fair
play and a place In the sun of public
opinion in their adopted fatherland. Tor
that however, they will do valiant battle
with every lawful means at their com
mand. .DR. HERMAN GERHARD.
' "It's a. Laser .Way."
NEW TORK, Jan. 22. To tha Editor of
The Bee: The following la the up-to-dato
version of "Tipperary." as sung st iha
annual banquet of' the Boston Bar asso
ciation last month, when William Howard
Taft was the principal speaker: -We're
a long way from woman suffrage,
They've a long way to go;
It's a hard road to woman suffrage.
What they'd do we do not know.
Good bye, both Dakotas,
Farewell. Ohio State;
We're a long, long way from woman
And we'll not tempt fate.
And while we are saying good-bye don't
let us forget Nebraska and Missouri 1
Thanks the Pi-ess.
OMAHA. Jan. 23. To the Editor of The
Bee: As chairman of the local committee
on. arrangements for tha Splngarn lecture
on 'The Teat of Democracy," I want to
thank you for th liberal space so gen.
erously devoted to giving publicity to the
lecture and' your valuable and appre
ciated work In helping to get out the
larg audience which greeted Dr. Splng
arn. Every one present, whether he
agreed with a"! Drt Splngarn said, or not.
was Impressed with his earnestness, his
sincerity and his courage In denouncing
glaring Injustices, and his eloquent and
Impassioned plea for fair play. -
Being jealous of Omaha's reputation, I
regret exceedingly that so few of our
thoughtful and liberal-minded white cltl
sens were present. We had hoped to
have them there in large numbers; for
wherever Dr. Sprtngarn has spoken a
large per cent of his audience has been
composed of the best white citizens, upon
whose help and co-operation we must
rely In creating a more just sentiment
and a better inter-raclar understanding,
and the committee felt that Omaha would
not fall behind other cities In this regard.
Full publicity was given hy the press to
Dr. Bpingarn's visit and for this, on be
half of the committee, I desire to thank
you. JOHN ALBERT WILLIAMS.
Oil sss Water. '
SOUTH OMAHA. Jan. B.-To th Ed
itor of Th Bee: I not In Th Be Sen
ator Bedford's remarks as to the feasi
bility of an oil pipe line from Wyoming
to Omaha, I considered (outside of water
power) this to be on ef the greatest
beaeflts Omaha could have. About twenty-five
years ago J. W. Crane of Arling
ton, Neb., tried to finance a similar
scheme, but for some reason he failed,
Just as the water power from tha Loup
and Platte rivers have always failed. It
Omaha waa half as anxious to put into
operation the above, as it ia In trying to
annex South Omaha, It would be a great
deal etter. as It now gets all the money
made la South Omaha except our revenue.
J. O. BLESSING.
Hayaoeds la the City. -OMAHA,
Jan, SI To the Editor of Th
Bee: It Is generally advocated that
country rubes can't make a living In the
city. Tha test I have made proves
th contrary, 'and I have been, asked to
give my exporienca for th profit of some
other struggling rube.
When married, wife and X had aa un
usual good outlay, given , by the old
folks a good team and something like
tiSuO in machinery and money. We
rented a farm at SO an acre, and pitched
In early and late. Just aa the corn ears
began to st a hail storm stripped them
clean, leaving us a rent debt of A We
sold what vre could pinch along without
and started anew next year. Th corn
waa O. K.. but the cholera got the hogs.
d. all told, I found I had VMlt left.
much lees than when we started.
I figured that one year more on th
farm would wipe me out anyway, so I
might as well ri&k something with less
work. I watched th ad la The Omaha
Bee and finally fount a house thai could
be bought for its equity, located in a good
neighborhood. I bought It and lt the
rent pay balance on it. While paying
out on it I got a job of hauling from
T a. m, till S p. m better than 4 a. m.
to IS p. m. on ti e farm. I was soon able
to buy another equity on another house,
letting the rent pay out on lt Now I
own three fine looome propertels.
In doing this the caution Ilea In buying
in a good neighborhood at a good price.
rather than cheap property la a poor
acishborhood, then have renters give
reference, and ae they are
glilered on the "howlers' " list.
I would never go back to the-farm, for
I make better, with less work and risk,
and vr have access to school and
church, P. O, H.
Brooklyn Eagle: Ia lve ntonhr neiv
trellty Italy has perhaps saved more Uvea
than the earthquake rook, and. on an,
average, more valuable Uvea. That le
fiectloa is net InslgnlflcaiT,
Louisville Coui-lcrJoumal: A physician
who used to tell Ms if-h petient to o
to Europe may he m Mrraseel by
conflict, but the profaje 'ell.w ran
y "go to Europe" v.itniut having lo
apologise If iodics are present
Cleveland Plain Dealer: For abscli t
sangfroid commend :s t.- the hen K
Brlll.-h offlc-r bears wltne th,t the
hens of Flanders, tn th mld-t of
most terrlfle cannonading, go about their
buine with the sajn placM.tv and
close attention that '.hey display In tlnw
New Tork World: If Kipling were
what Germans call a muslcker ha mlirht
produce a war song better than "Tip
perary." but he I only a poet, and armlee
rarely march to the rhythm of verse.
Hundreds of thousands of good Ameri
can troops la eirfl war days adopted the
tune of "Joha Brown." but they im
provised their own words as they went
Here and There
Th Stat Grange Patrons of Hus
bandry will ask the next legislature in
New Jersey to appropriate ISO.S0O to erect
and support a state college for women,
the request having- been denied at th
Rear Admiral Reginald F. Nicholson,
recently retired from the navy, is said
to be th last active officer on th United
States naval list who served la any capac
ity in the civil war. . He waa 63 years of
age on December IS. At th of 12, In
1864, he enlisted as messenger on ship
commanded by his father. Captain Nich
olnon, remained to the finish and thea
returned to his school books, . Four
years later he won his appointment te
Annapolis, graduated with honors la 171,
and worked his way up in the Use la th
succeeding years. Only one officer with
a civil war record) ia still left la tbe army.
Colonel John L. Cloro of the quartermas
ter's department, who enlisted as a drum
mer boy the last year of the war and
reaches retiring age next fail.
SAID IH FUN.
"It is a fad now te knit socks for the
"Then It is fashionable to know how to
"Hurraal Grandma la la style again!'
WW! raw, why caa't a man serve two
Paw IVncause the law won't let yon
have but one wife at a time, my son.
Mothr Robbl. I n ashamed of you.
Tou era the eldeet and ought to be aa
example to Raymond and Archie.
Hobble Well. 1 U be an example to
Ray. but I won't be an example to both
ef 'em. Ray s got to be It for Archie -Itoston
"They are always bragging of their an
cestors." "Yes, from th way they talk tou would
almost imagine they had selected them
themselves." Oetroit Fre Press.
"Didn't you see me hold up my bandT"
asked the trafflo policeman.
"I must confess that I did," replied the
man who wbs driving his own car.
'Then, why didn't you stopT"
"I lost my nerve. I had Just spent three
ouarters of an hour getting this car to
etsrt and It seemed a shame to lose all
that work." Baltimore American.
Bacon I understand that In many of
the Chilean cities women are employed
as street car conductors."
Egbert Now. I can understand why
men want to crowd the back platforms.
Gee. what did you get t dst house?"
-v man si oe nouse we a at nome. X
got a red and greou necktie, a smok
ing jacket a pair of carpet slippers and
a box of Christmas cigar." Lousivllle '
"How's the babyr asked the neighbor '
of the new father.
"Fine!" said tha proud parent
"Don t you find that a baby brbrhteaa
tip a household wonderfully? pursued '
"Yes," said the parent with a sigh
we have the gas going most of the
bight now." New Tork Globe.
TLAYLXa TEE GAME.
' " Philadelphia Ledfrer."
Life Is a game with a glorious prise,
If w only play it aright
It is give and take and build and break.
And often It ends in a fight:
But he surely wins who honestly tries
tReirardless of wealth or fame);
He can never despair who plays It fair
How are you playing th garnet
Do you wilt and whin If you fail to Win
In the manner you think your due?
Do you aneer at a man in case that h
And does do better than you?
Do you take your rebuffs with a knowing
Do you laugh though you pull up lame?
Does yor faith hold true when the whole
How are you playing the game?
Get Into the thick of rt-Wade In, boys!
Whatever your cherished goal;
Brace up your will 'til your pulsa thrill,
And you dare to your very soul!
Do something more than make a noise;
Let your purpose leap into flame
Aa you plunge with the cry, "I shall do
Then you will be playing the game.
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. in every way-they are
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