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;J2 April 14
Thought for the Day
Seecfsef by Margaret Vincent
The youth of the '-uI d tvirlasling, and etern
ity i$ youth.Riehltr.
Here's your hat. King Coal! Whose holding
' . , , 1 i .
King Ak-Sar-Ben'a recruiting; officer is
again doing buHtness at the the old stand.
It's a safe guess that General Huerta will
not call to pay his respects at the White House.
The Woman's club owns up to twenty-two
years Sweet two-two. Not too young nor yet
too old to vote.
, Fifty years since the first of our three
martyred presidents waa offered up'as a sacri
fice on the altar of human liberty
With 147,000 votes to the good, the mayor
elect of Chicago expresses the highest regard
for the taste and Judgment of the people.
. A workhouse for Omaha and Douglas county
ought to be popular with everybody here except
those who might possibly be eligible for a so
journ In It. ; v- 1.
Get ready for the fast approaching Arbor
day. Nebraska, once known as the tree-lees
state, is the conspicuous object-lesson of what
tree-planting will accomplish.
By the same brand of reasoning taxpayers
could save so much money they would not know
what to do with It by the simple process of mak
ing all elective offices life Jobs
It is suspected from the Rlggs bank appeal
to court that the financial department of the
government has more partisan Bills than ap
pear in the dally debt statement.
Seven million packets of congressional
seeds are going into the ground In this country.
The figures give a faint Idea of the task put up
to kindly nature by confiding people.
Twenty whole months and two weeks for
good measure without the probability of a leg
islative shadow. The prospect warrants speed
ing op the Joys of living in the corn belt.
With the fine example of our democrats
congress before us, why should Nebraska's
democratic legislature bother about keeping
promises of economy and retrenchment in appropriations?
Urgent calls are being made upon President
Wilson for "a swing around the circle" and tho
distribution of a few keynotes. Evidently the
political seismic shocks at Chicago and Si.
Louis have been felt at Washington.
Russia's finance minister contradicts the ac
cepted theory that war cannot be disguised aa
a good thing. He maintains that it has broucht
prosperity to Russia and is a blessing to the
people. David Starr Jordan and Nicholas Mur
ray Butler are welcome to the floor. '
Lesions of Lincoln's Death.
It Is Just half a century since the nation
was shocked by the terrible tidings that Abraham
Lincoln, president of the 1'nlted States, had been
assassinated. The news, evil enough under the
best of conditions, was rendered Inexpressibly
sad, because It came at a time when the whole
country was rejoicing at the ending of the civil
war. Universal sorrow, in which even his bitter
enemies and relentless critics shared, followed
the announcement, and the new era for the
United States was begun under the shadow of
Lincoln's death came at a most critical mo
ment In the history of the nation, when the
work of reconstruction of the union was about
to take on definite form, and when his wisdom,
prudence and patience would have been inval
uable. Grant had Just made certain there
would be no boundary line dividing this country
Into two, and Lincoln looked calmly ahead to the
task of binding up the wounds of war and clos
ing the breach between north and nouth. What
ever he might or might not have done, restora
tion of the union was certainly delayed by his
death, because of the acrimonious conflict that
almost Immediately arose between President
Johnson and the congress.
Abraham Lincoln left to his ' country aa
heritage of stable achievement and priceless ex
ample. He is the finest example of American
citizenship, because of the conditions under
which he lived, of the obstacles that Interposed
between him and the goal to which he finally
attained, and for. his lofty ideals and noble
conception of the rights of man and the respon
sibility of the individual. JIls memory will be
revered while the republic lasts, and his place
In the world's short list of truly great is firmly
Building Activity in Nebraska.
The prospectus of public and private building
planned for the summer in Nebraska is a splen
did Indication of conditions prevailing in the
state. The list includes churches, schools, city
and county buildings, business blocks and more
pretentioua homes for the prosperous citizens.
In addition to all these, will be the usual exten
sions and additions to buildings now in use, with
renewals and Improvements, which promise to
make this one of the busiest building years in
all the history of the state. With this industrial
activity will come the pushing of farm work, so
that Nebraska will have employment at good
wages for many mechanics and unskilled work
men during the summer, at top wages and under
such terms of employment as will give all a
chance at the pleasures of life. This is Just a
bit of further proof that Nebraska Is one ot the
most favored spots on earth, and living here is
worth the while.
- - Tho Samurai Spirit.
Stories coming out from Germany suggest
that the modem German is imbued with the old
Samurai spirit that he disdains death and
goes' out to die when he starts to war. Which'
will permit the question, Can a man better
serve his country by living or by dying? Ot
what use can a corps he, even though by death
the individual set an example of disdain ot
death? Very few-men tear death as such; all
recognise- it as van- inevitable incident In exist
ence, and, singly, or in groups, 'face it with eo.ua-,
nimity, not only or the battlefield, but In a. I
placea where duty is accompanied by danger
To use the term ''Samurai spirit" in connec
tion with the German of today seems incongru
ous and 'strangely out ot place. Twenty .cen
turies ago he might have gone singing to his
death, feeling sura of a ride with the Valkyrie
and a place in Walhalla. Today the German,
Just as then, is Intensely patriotic, but he is also
Intensely practical, and certainly is not inclined
to regard death as serviceable, nnless It carries
with it advantage to the Fatherland. No silly
notions animate .tha warriors who battle for
Germany, and if they seem to exhibit the "Samu
rai" spirit, it is because they are in deadly earn
est in their undertaking.
Huerta in New Tork.
Just one year ago Vlctorlano Huerta, the
president ot Mexico, , ordered his commander at
Tampico not to salute the American flag aa de
manded, and that salute was never given. A
naval demonstration was made, Mexico's princi
pal port was occupied, at the cost of several
American lives, d some troops were en duty
at Vera Crui for many months, to no apparent
purpose. Today Huerta walks the streets ot
New York,. under the protection of the flag he
refused to salute, but for which he, perhaps, has
greateY respect than he held a year ago. What
his plans, uadlvulged. may contemplate in way
of further participating In tha unhapplness and
disturbance ot Mexico, may only be guessed at.
It Is certain, though, that "watchful waiting
will again have to include Huerta. for he Is an
expert at the game of intrigue and violence as
practiced In Mexican politics.
A London editor bemoans the superior en
terprise and speed of American correspondent
in securing htgh class news and views in the
war sone. "It never occurred to me," he re
marks, "that a king would see a reporter." Evi
dently light Is breaking in and demolishing tb
barriers of caste behind which royalty nestles.
War-will have worked some good It the press ot
the old world throws aside the muszle and
speaks as It thinks.
Miaa mvm u ami
The old and the new city council exchanged places
ahen Mayor Boyd aelWied hi Inaugural adilresa.
Tha maaic lovera of the First Presbyterian church
met at their handsome new edifice on Dodge street
to lest I Us new pipe, organ' Just finished.. Thoea who
triad It ware Ueurg K. Mayer and Will T. Tal-r.
It will h opened with a concert neat week, when
Mr. Hddy of Chicago will preside at the oigan and
a chorus coir, under tha direction of Mr. F. 8. Unilth,
will render tha vocal music.
Secretary Connoyer of tbe school board makes
public tha school census Just completed, totaling 11,144.
as against W.M last year.
The Omaha clubr rooms In the new Paxton .build
ing are ww entirely furnished, said the member will
bold their first formal meeting there next Saturday
veiling, although the real opening blowout wUi come
Kent Hayden. cashier of tha Nebraska National
bank, left Omaha on a trip for the west.
Harry AUtrom. Uie depot agent liere. has been
transferred to the captaincy of the dummy train.
Father McCarthy, assistant pastor of the cethedinl.
1 f t to visit his parents In Newark, N. J. He la the
Waier of m mrksage to Bluhop O'Connor, which he
' will deliver when the Unop take his d. failure for
The official review of labor's losses occa
sioned by th strike on tbe Harrtman lines Is
unpleasant reading. Impressively It conveys to
organixed workmen the necessity of considering
the, edds and weighing the cost wnen entering
upon, such a struggle. 1
Congratulations t0 the State School of Phar
macy -on attaining the dignity of a full-fledged
college. Nothing less than a college degree
makes for correctness in deciphering tbe hlero-
gijpmcs or modern doctors.
Warring powers continue displeased with the
government's neutrality policies. So long as
neutrality prove Its efficiency by keeping out
of trouble the country ran afford to ignore the
prods of envy.
An exception to the rule of effect following
cause Is filed In Philadelphia. Rev. Sunday's
45.060 conversions have' not materially In
t reared normal pressure for church' eularge
tuanls. , .... .... .
Vengeance of the Flag
" Adaress y Xeary t. Betekroek. " "
IT was on the nlah'. of April 14. that the shot
was fired, and Its reveratlon will last forever. On
th morning following, at precisely 7:3 of the clock.
Abraham Lincoln yielded up the ghost. The fatal
moment is notched on the scythe of time. Even th
watchmakers, those wardens of tho hourae, have
embalmed that moment In the sign of their cail'ng
In every city of the union, north, south, east nnd
west, you have seen those great dumb, wooden horo
loges pointing backward to the dread event. Look at
them whenever you will, it Is always 7:21! Could
Coleridge describe a thing more Idle than those
pointed hands upon a painted dial? idle? No, not
unless a cathedral spire, a marble shaf:. or the eroa
Itself la Idle; for those Idle hands hold out a memory
which only pardon asked and pardon given can ever,
The murder of Uncoln was the most appalling
trasredy ever witnessed In a' theater. History, as If
despairing of another Shakespeare, dramatised Itself
We are told that his death Interrupted a eomedy: but
what death haa not? Among all the chimeras and
Phantasms of thla life, death, a thing seemingly the
most unreal,' la tha one Inexorable reality. And yet.
let It come when or how it will, there la always In the
event a mocking Incongruity. But this thU Immola
tion of Abraham Lincoln was the. very masquerade
of death, grotesqua, spectacular. I would almost say
fantastic. Tha glare of the footlights, tha fripperies
of a playhouse, the tinsel and pasteboard of a stags,
tha gullery of the greenroom, the, mummery of tho
actor it was Into this realm of fiction tbe awful
fact obtruded. It waa the coup de theater of death!
And must we call this fata? I can almost hear tha
frantic cry of Victor Hugo: "Fate sinister burst of
On thla mortal night the president has sought to
be amused. Ha wished to laugh, to be made to
laugh, and for this he has been criticised. Why should
ha wish to laugh wnen every click of the telegraph.
Instrument was the death' tick of a soldier? Why
should he? Why should ha not?
President Lincoln was not only aware that ho
must die, but he had every reason to believe that his
death would be at the hands of an assassin. He had
been repeatedly warned that such would be his fate;
Indeed, an attempt had already been made upon his
Ufa. and that he knew of It was shown by papers found
In hla desk, revealing th plot, and by himself labeled.
"Assassination." Discussing tha subject with his
friend, Fther-Chlnlquy, he had said: "I aaa ao other
way than to be always prepared to die. 1 know my
danger: but man must not care how or when he dies,
provided he Ilea at tha post of honor and of duty."
And still he laughed, and his laughter was the
music of his heart, the sweet expression of his sweet
humanity. Such a man ran afford to laugh; for
thanks be to Ood, Who giveth us tha victory, human
laughter la a challenge to death, th clarion, of Im
mortality! Moreover, th president had 1 earned a
reaplta from the anxieties which for four years, like
four eternities had brooded over him. The volcano
of war had ceased to vomit forth it lava of huninu
blood. The vertigo of death waa past. The thunder
of battle In one baffled roar was muttering over th
distant field of Appomattox. Tner had been too
much tragedy, and now thla laughter-loving man
would gain eurcaae from th long tension on his
heart strings by forgetting fact in fiction, the real
In the apparent.
The box which the presidential party was to oc
cupy had been appropriately draped with the Union
flag, ao arranged aa to frame the portrait of Oeorge
Washington, whose serene and agust face smiled from
out Its ample folds as from an aureole of glory. When
the presldont end his guests entered, tho whole au
dience rose to greet htm. It was a shout of Jubilee, of
gratitude, of reverence, of love, of adoration, and God
was not Jealous of it
Midway of th performance, and shortly after IS
o'clock, a young man came dWa tha outer aisle, and
presented hla card to the president' messenger. , Be
fore the messenger could fairly' glance at "th card
th young man had nushe Aut him -n.
harrow-passage Immediately behind the box In which
the president .was seated. Th door to this passage
was not locked,, for th lock had only that day been
removed to prevent suoh a contingency. Tha young
man, however, fastened the door behind, him with a
wooden brace, which he had nreviouaiv nmnati
tha purpoe. Ha next went to tha door opening into
h. ilu.- mM - . . . . - .
" troa i mo occupant through a small
aperture, also previously mad for this purpoe.
Surely tha noble Lincoln must kiwi f-lf ...
easy oonadousnea of this propinquity.. If the very
"""i"" i nia incarnate devil did not herald hia
approach, that basilisk eye. framed by a gimlet hole,
muet have sent a shudder through th victim' heart!
W may never know. In moment the door wa
opened, the murderer entered. Then ah! then
mere was a sharp detonation, a moment's dread
paralysis, a wild nutimniitn i, ,,..
assasaln. a fierce Imprecation and th savage slash
of a knife as h freed himself from the detaining
grasp, his leap to tha atag, hi mock heroics, hla re
hearsed magniloquence, his Chauvinistic bravado, and
the startled, bewildered cry. "The president is murdered!"
Instantly with tha niatai .. . u.. . ,
fallen forward. The dear head drooped, never to rise
again; tha loving heart flu'tanw . .. . .
ham Uncoln offered by tha All Wlae a mediator and
pmpla- to his distracted countrymen, waa with th
But what of the ftuatn?
Man.4vca.Uy bold a now Mtw.. ...
chancea of capture had been weighed by th mur-
'"""a o a minimum. Ill rout to th
south had bean choaen .kerf .it- .... ...... ...
confederates were numerous and discreet. His fl-
".mpie. nia equttsment complete.
Aa for th leap from the proscenium box. that was
a matter ao Insignificant ..--i. .
into the calculation: for tit ....( w., a trained
-.... u,ung in mi prow.' in his hlstrlonlo ca
reer he had often sprung upon that very stag from
twlc th height, simply to startle the audience Into
applause. And yet. we are told that except for the
accident of hla foot catching In th flag, a atrip from
which was thus torn out and flutr..i .. ki. i i-
as he dragged hla broken limb across the atage. hi
racy wouia nave oeen inevitable.
But why call it an accident? Does not Plato Veil
us that even granite rocks have souls that shape their
appearance and give them individuality? Shall a
heathen philosopher grant such an attribute to stocks
and stones and a patriot deny all sensibility te his
country's flag? Xt was ho accident, but a miracle of
gratitude tho vengeance of the flag? Washington
was there. Washington, th father who begat and
brought It forth, seemed for the moment to live
again in its embrace. Lincoln, tha savior whe had
redeemed it from tha sin of aavery, waa even then
dying that It mtght live, the last quiverings of nia
heart pulsing on all It breathing folds, it was no
accident. In the abaepc of human intervention, the
flag itself became an actor. It clave to him Ilk th
bloody garment of old mythology. It shrieked, and
waa rent In twain, but clung clung clung, writhing
about and binding him Ilka a python In Ita colla. The
flag wa the captor, the flag waa Its country's Nemesti.'
People and -Events
A Nw Yorker Jailed In Harlem for genera euasw!
neaa beoam so attached to hla boarding house that U
refused to mova ahen hla lima esplied and had to
aa ahoved out Into a raid world.
Th preaa agent of the women'a ticket at Ka
betha. Kan., sloganiaed the campaign with thee
words: "We can't do any worse than the men."
That settled It- gabetha stuck to the men.
The only pla la the New Tork police, fore
where (he hoise haa not been displaced la the
inouiileU sut'ad divUion. There lha
I and challenges the motor to do Its worst.
Brief eoatrlawtdowa ra ttxaaly
tepiee lav1t4. Th Be aaraaaea
aa resoaaratuty few eptxdoma of
ssrr .. AH laeaaaw ewa.
tec eaweeasatleet by eeUSaar.
What ef the Salatef
GENOA, Neb.. April ll.-To the Editor
of The Bee: I see by your valuable pa
per that Huerta la coming to the United
States. Would It not be a good plan for
somebody to suggest to Wilson snl
Pryanto hove htm arrested and taken
to Washington and there made to salute
the American flag?
It cost this country a lot of money and
some of our valuable boy,' lives In tha at
tempt to make him do It, but tor some
reason he made a getaway.
JOHN W. WILIAMSON.
Wnti ('aaarrre Waoater.
FRKMONT. Neb.. April- 11-To th
Editor cf The Bee: Tour readers who
dally peruse its columns In search of
dessert after news, I would ask you to
ranction my saying the doomer of a
rooster like Wooater haa smsll sense of
humor. We have Rooaevelu, Bryana and
others by scores, who have managed to
make themselves more or less bores and
we often revert to the evils that festered
through our "Woosters" the rooster
that kept others pestered.
In th light of reforms never sired by a
sage let us fight the divorce of hi pen
from this page, in the hope that the
voluble, versatile crowing of a rooster
like Woestar may start others going.
OMAHA, April 13,-To the Editor ef Tha
Bee: BUI Jenkins waa a curiou man, a
mystery to us all; hla stock in trade
consisted of hla suitcase and his tall;
yet Ma pockets always Jingled, and he
ate three times a day, but how he raised
tha lucre, friends, I hesitate to say. And
we often speculated on hla chances for a
meat, for he'd never flirt with labor, and
he wouldn't bag nor steal; and we often
thought he would be shy his pork and
beans some day, but strange to tell, he
stuck around and somehow paid Me
way. Bill had a cheerful, smiling fsce,
a aoul-bawltchltig eye, when politics were
ripe he'd have a flns-er In the pie, and
when the flgtit was over snd all factions
ceased their broils, sure Jim would al
ways be on hand to help divide the
When the panio struck the country.
Bill, wo thoucht, would have to leave;
tha gang went 'round a-wlnking with a
Smile In every sleeve; and did he? Not
at all! He sprung a wild-car mining deal,
he made a killing, fooled us all. and never
missed a meal. When the strike upset
tho country and hard sledding 'was tho
rule, amona; ourselves w handed BUI a
bunch of ridicule; w knew he couldn't
peddle stock, for money was too tight,
he couldn't sell a group of mines for
suckers wouldn't bite; no politics to
dabble In. oil shares were en the slump,
and we thought we saw Bill's finish for
he never held a trump. td he lift his
boots and hustle for a Job? Not on your
life! He fuoled us all once more .and
took a handscma. wealthy wife. Bo we
came to the conclusion that our laughs
were out of place that it every one of
us should starve, still Bill would feed
his face; and regardless of1 all panics,
famine, pestilence or drouth, that braaa
Uned oily tongue would still bring victuals
to bis mouth. - ...... , , ...
But such Is life; and while w know
hard work and saving pays, we need not
be astonished when some grafter makes
a raise: perhaps If we had his sharp
wlta, smooth tongue and scheming breast,
we. too. would side-step toil and care and
njoy a good, long rest.
1 ; . k. o. Mcintosh.
Reveane rrohtbttlon. '
BT. . PAUL, Neb.. April 1S.-TO tho Ed
itor ot The Bee: A communication from
A. L. Meyer appeared in your columns
stating the ease of th brewery Interests
against the prohibition report from West
Virginia, and we did not pay any attend
tlon to the same, although wa read It,
but yesterday the same clipping was sent
us under cover ef an Omaha postmark,
no doubt being sent out by the brewery
Irterests te bolster tip their cause.
Mr. Meyer states that the Anti-Saloon
league Is not fair and square In that they
are sending out statements that aiu not
tru. He quotes the case vt West Vir
ginia regarding taxes and shows that
they, pay H-loe per cent on 1100 of as
In lsli July 1, prohibition went Into ef
fect Ih West Virginia, according to Mr.
Meyer, and at thla time, or on April 7.
when Mr. Meyer wrote, .his letter, thej
stats waa "broke." And he assumes that
the state , waa broke because the aale of
boose was prohibited. But how about,
our own state-did not the legislature cut
down the appropriations about U, 000,000,
snd did not they almost put tha state
militia out of buslneas on account of the
small amount ef money voted for them?
Was It because we are a high license
state that such was done?
This city has voted, by a majority of
M, that we do not want any more licenae
money te pay our bin with, and In the
future we de wot expect te deprive our
selves of one thing that we have had In
tha past, but on th ether hand we ex-'
pert to have aome things that we did not
hsv last year, chief of which will be a
cleaner and quieter town, owing to the
absence of two boose Joints.
, J. F. WEBSTER.
Wet asd Drr Salwrae .
COUNCIL, Bf-UFFS. Ia.. April U-To
the Editor of The Bee: No doubt the
majority of traveling men are proud of a
letter In The Bee signed "An Old Travel
ing Man." t am not In doubt aa to hla
Wing, an old traveling man. as the tone
of hla letter Indicates he Is still using
antedeluvian methods t extsact business,
but the modern way and the most auc
cessful does not require a sale man to
make himself popular as a spender In a
boose Joint to extract buaneaa. and tha
modurn buslneas man do not require It,
aa he very aeidoro take a drink.
The claim Is made that H per cent of
hia business comas from wet towns. There
is ao doubt but ha la sailing wet goods.
He claims So per cent of the traveling
men are In favor of wide open towns.
This la a mistake, aa I have heard th
expression ef the majority and they are
for a dry Nebiaska and believe If It de
pended on tha commercial salesman's
vote It would be dry. I have traveled In
Nebraska for fourteen year and have
noticed In (he last few years tha won
oVrful change la 'sentiment. He also
ota lira that hin nephew travel la Wet
Virginia and his buslneaa has dropped off
W per rent since It went dry. There are
lots of lines of bualnneae that hsv dpop
po4 off aasUy thatrouch In Nebraaka,
and If Ncbiaaka should go dry these
ai line would go rah lower, but the
surstatittal line would be benefited. .
J. K. tiCHLOTT, A Dry fialeaman.
Iioulsvllle Courier-Journal: It Is Im
possible for an American to understand
how the English, who are always drink
ing tea, have time to drink as much gin
as the chancellor of the exchequer says
Boston Tranacript: It s one thing to In
sult th American flag, but when Wash
ington's health officer says tha Chautau
qua aalute la a germ distributor we advise
him to beware of the Julceful!
Ft Louis Globe Democrat: Altogether,
trying to follow the eastern theater of
war, th western theater, th Balkan re
gion, th Mediterranean and all tha
others, one gets only a knothole view of
the whole blooming row.
Indianapolis New: President Wilson
thinks that some sort of etiquette should
be built up to govern the relations be
tween presidents of the United Ststes snd
former presidents; and doubtlesa Pruf.
-"aft can recollect a time when he would
have regarded such an arrangement as a
Pittsburgh Dispatch: An Irate wireless
operator who spilt the air with profane
characterisation of an Interfering rival
has provoked Uncle Sam mto Issuing a
prohibition of cussing by wireless. But
the Incident is Interesting ss showing
that even with the wireless we will still
have th "line Is busy" with us.
Cleveland Plain Dealer: Of course It Is
unplessant for an American to be
drowned when a German submarine pay
respects to a British passenger liner. But
at the same time there Is no law or cus
tom which prevents American cltirens
from remaining In America or elsewhere
out of the danger sone In time of war.
Philadelphia Ledger: -If the nation's
capital continues to grow during the re
mainder of the present century as rapidly
as it grew between 1910 and 114, it will
have a population of more than 800.000 at
the beginning of the next century," save
ex-President Taft. And If It keeps on
growing In beauty there will not be a
cspltsl on earth to compare with It.
Chicago Herald: Now that the striking
proof of the Interest of tho Department
of Justice In the correct conduct of elec
tions hss been given to Terre Haute and
the rest of the country, we may look for
a prompt recognition of ita signlflcsnce.
There Is something about a federal prose
cution which even the too enterprising
politician is peculiarly anxious to avoid.
St. Louis Globe Democrat: There were
many causes for the low vote tor the
democratic ticket In Chicago, . but an
analysis of the returns forces tho con
viction that the unpopularity of the
democrtio national administration was a
large factor even In that hotbed of demo
cracy. When Mr. Wilson has time to
analyse th returns he msy conclude that
the single-term pledge of th Baltimore
platform la binding, after . all. But
whether It Is binding on the democrats
or not, the country will a that it is
First EnMy I felt thmt. the new musical
comedy would be a success before the
curtain ws up two minutes.
Beyond Raldy I knew It would be a
success before the curtain waa up twn
feet. Boston Transcript.
Mother What kind cf a show did
papa take you to see while you were
In the city?
Rnthie It una a dkndy show, mamma,
with ladle dressed In stockings clesr
U3 to their necks. Puck. ....
Friend You have a photographer In
Europe taking pictures of the war, 1 sup-
Editor (absently) No; in New Jersey.
KABARET CLfXABCTfar -
lJ TeJEtlt IS OUST AS MUCH
"What started the row?"
"A fake dentist sold a set of cellu
loid teeth to the man who eats fire
In the vaudeville show." Philadelphia
Old Millionaire My wife Is droopy and
gloomy all the time. I wish I could find
a way to change her.
Cynic There's only one way for a rich
old hushsnd to do that.
Old Millionaire What's the way?
Cynic Turn hie sad young wife into
a merry widow. Baltimore American.
"John, there's a Ion hair on your coat.
What does it mean?''
"It must have come there from tha
barber'a boy brushing It."
"But he wouldn't put a woman's long
"Yes. he would: I didn't glv him a
tip." Boston Transcript.
I used to call you Carrots, dear.
When we were girl and boy;
I called you Ginger, too I fear.
With purpose to annoy.
I held-my hands abovo your head
To warm my fingers cold.
And It made you t ry In' the 'days goni
B.ut now your hair is gold! t
I used to call you Sorrel, dear,
When you were amnll In frocks;.
But now you relgn without a peer.
My darling Goldilocks.
For time's revenge has come to you.
And 1 am all forlorn
In the silken snare of your glorious hair.
With its aureole of morn.
1 used to call you Candy Dros)
When you were Just a girl,
And Mustard Seed and fandy Top
And Dandelion Curl;
But now your head has won a light
Like fields of summer wheat;
I long to hold each lock of gold
That binds me to your feet
I used to pull the tangled knot
O, memory of shame!
I called aloud for wnter pots.
To quench the ruddy flame.
But now It is my heart that burns.
While you are coldly coy,
And my life I'd dare for the golden hair
That I laughed at when a boy.
aiitejrwiW jjj I -n"
t SPAGHETTI i
WHEN you put a package of Faust
Spaghetti in your market basket, you
don't need to give very much thought to
meat, because in Faust Spaghetti you have
nutrition enough to enable you to cut down .
materially on meat. Ask your physician
on this point.
Ever try a "whole meal on Faust Spaghetti,
cooked with tomatoes? Costs 10c for a
family mealtakes but SO minutes to
prepare, and makes mighty fine and sub
MAUIX BROS.. St. Louli. U. S. A.
I"1 'x y -r-w--
(T Are you in a Smoke
Does your amoke taste get
stale? If ao, why not knock off xr XyT
aome of those heavier cigars xOW XXLOORE
yuu nave uccn amosung suiu
for a change try a few "mod
ulated ' Havana Tom
THay sAaavys eeswe (Wa for Afowre.
Lxttls Tom 5
LitlU Ttm U smatf (uf
jsw cn'( overlook him.
Beat a BaaaeU 71gar Co4 SIS So. 1SU St, Omaha. Distributor,
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