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Thought for th Day
Seacraaf hy Mmrtkm L. WaI
"AoMs deedt art hld in honor,
Bui tk wide world tadly needs
Hart$ of patUnot to urori
TKt worth oftommon deeds."
Not quite one month left now for the early
However, that Judicial plum will be an ac
ceptable decoration for a Christmas tree.
Time ia eliding along on treated groove".
"Cbriitmaa don'ta" are beginning to bloom.
In Juetico to Utah's firing aquad, it ehould
be aaid that they harbored no grudge againtt
Tha new Welfare board la admoniehed not
to tolerate too much fowl talk at the poultry
Cheer up! The Congreaalonal Record will
resume bualneaa at the old atand ahortly and en
banco the gayety of the country.
Picturing "Woodrow as a waiter bringing in
the tray of turkey, gives a tort of ironical twlat
to hie policy of "watchful waiting" In Mexico.
Offers of easy money on Nebraika elate se
curity flatters native pride, but it Is still more
comfortable to avoid semi-annual remittances.
Note that the Liberty bell and "Billy" Sun
day both honored Syracuee with their pretence
a', one and the tame time without crowding one
Prohibition of "gun toting" by questionable
characters Is a kind of prohibition whose en
forcem'dt would Invoke no protest from any
After as expenditure of 122.500 of fundi
not their own, two Cbicagoans are convinced
that the Wall street game It unbeatable. There
re a multitude of others.
Nebraska's Junior senator la opposed to any
preparedness plan, but he is ready to show us
how to get the money for preparedness by put
ting a good, stiff tax on million-dollar Inheritances.
What's thlst Another mammoth auto con
cern to put up a branch factory In Kansas City?
If good things like this are being paaaed around.
Omaha wants a few and should not be content
with lest than 1U share, r '
Coastwise newapapera enle the gayety of
the season by pretending thai congressional
"pork" is confined to rivers and postofficea.
Ignoring the bacon In useless navy yards and
Necessity Is the spur of enterprise. The
production of American dyeatuffs amounted to
3.000 tons the year before the war. Blockade
of the foreign product promises to lift this
year'a output to 16,000 tons. In this, as in
other respects, Europe's misfortune accelerates
America's commercial Independence.
1 aias 1
Thle Thanksgiving day waa celebrated with a multi
tude of activities. Unloa services were held at the
Kouotae Memorial church, participated la by Bev.
J. & Det waller, the pastor; Ray. George E. Albracht
superintendent of the German Home; Bev. W. H,
Brueebert, Evangelical church; Rev. E. B. Graham,
United Presbyterian; Rev. A. F. Sherrtll. First Coa
Sreeatlonel; Bev. Dr. Stone, Baptist; Rev. J. W. Har
ris. First Baptist; Rev. P. A. Edqulet, Swedish Bvaa
Selieai; Rev. Ins ram. First Christie; Rev. Q. 8.
Peiton, Third Congregational
The three Presbyterian churches held a united
eervtce at the First Presbyterian, conducted by
Reverends Haraha, Hall and Blayney.
Tha Omaha Turner society save a grand anni
versary exblbltoo and ball. Tha prise winners were
Frank Langs, Tony Morovac, Robert Rosenswelg
August SpUeka. E. Wurtn, end Fred Freuhauf.
The Omaha Oun club pulled off aa all day meet
at Aluletie park. Tha high men ware Kay, Lane,
Hughes, and W or ley.
he claaa In entomology at tha High school gave
an eahlbitloa of beautiful bugs, under tha direction
of ther teacher. Mtse Wary Harris. literary exer
cises were participated la by Messrs OUroore C.
Pm-e. Harry McCorr&lck, Charlie Meyers. Emll Karl
bach, r 14 Montmorency. Stuart Shears, and tha
IWfWy. Burtha oM. Carrie House, Fannla
Ta)lr. Neva Turner, and Anna Young.
Bryan on the 1915 Election!.
If any one who apeak t ss a democratic
leader can look through roty-hued spectacles
despite surrounding gloom, it Is our many
times distinguished Nebrasksn, Wllllsm Jen
nings Bryan. Thrice has our honored fellow
citizen been a disappointed candidate for pre!
dent, but each tlmo he baa come bark promptly
with the assurance that the protpects for demo
cratic victory at the next election were never
Reading the signs of the times today, how
ever, Mr. Bryan is by no means insuring. "The
elections of 1915," he says In the latent Issue
of bis Commoner, "serve as a warning to the
democratic party. They Indicate that the pro
gressives have returned to the regular republi
can party and the democrats can no longer hope
to win by division In the ranks of the opposl
tlon; neither can the democrats afford to dally
with vital lasuea. Tn Massachusetts our candi
date for governor, an able man with a splendid
official record, wss defeated. In Kentucky the
democratic candidate, Congressman 8tanley,
made an admirable record In congress and la a
great campaigner, but he waa badly handicapped
by the position taken by the party."
But Mr. Bryan never shuts the door of hope
or fails to find a rainbow strand somewhere.
"While the elections contain a warning," be
adds, "there is no reason why a democrat
should be discouraged. If the party will take
up the reform work where it was left at the last
congress, adopt cloture, proceed to carry out the
platform and add to its record on economic
questions, it has no reason to fear the cam
paign of J16". There, then, Is Dr. Bryan's
prescription, freely offered to the democratic
party to cure it of what alls It. If It does not
take the medicine according to directions, it
must prepare for the worst. The only open
question is whether the admonition "to proceed
to carry out the platform" Includes the plank
pledging the nominee to the principle of a one
South American Trade.
Treasury department statistics show that
trade with South American countries has dou
bled since the outbreak of the war In Europe.
In theory, the trade of South America with out
side nations belongs to the United States in a
large measure, but facts have always confounded
theory In this lnitanoe. The building up of this
business has been the dream of economists and
statesmen In the United States, the late James
O. Blaine fathering the flrat organised and sys
tematic move to divert it in this direction.
Others have since done much, notably Ellhu
Root, while secretary of state, but in spite of all
this the South Americans have not traded with
us as much as natural tendencies would indicate
they would, though some progrete has been
made. The war, however, has so disorganised
trade conditions In Europe that much of the
business has been diverted to this country. Ob
taining it now, however, is an easy proposition
compared with the one to follow holding it
after the war Is over. That European manufac
turers will permanently surrender this rich field
without a struggle is not to be supposed, but, on
the contrary, the best opinion Is that with the
war ended these nations will seek out foreign
trade with greater energy than ever. They have
so wasted their own resources and domestic con
suming power by the destruction of war that
other outlets must be found for manufactures,
and it will be a fight for existence with them,
and American producers, if they would hold the
field must entrench themselves while they have
the opportunity or be compelled to surrender
what they have gained.
Eights of Stockholder!.
Recent events In the reorganisation program
tf several large corporations evidently have
caused a new light to dawn on men whose In
tel etts are centered more on the corooratloa
as an entity than on the stockholders who really
tompnse it. An interview with one of the
loading bankers of New Tork, whose firm fig
ures prominently In corporate finances, indi
cates as much. In speaking of the reorganiza
tion of a big railroad in which the stockholders
upset the plan, he said that at first he refused
to hear the man who led the fight for the
stockholders, but that subsequent developments
had convinced him that In such matters in the
past the banking and big interests had regarded
the properties sad determined their financial
needs, both in receiverships and la operating
solvent companies, from reorganization and ex
pansion Ideas, without regard to the rights of
investment stockholders, but that recent events
t-.utt force a different procedure. He con
cludes that If Wall atreet does not wish to lose
Its standing before investing stockholders
throughout the country it must consider not
only the needs of the property and Wall street
ptoflts, but the rights of investment stock
holders. The logle of this should be apparent to all.
While the big financial Institutions provide the
money for railroad and other corporate financ
ing, the primary sourco of the money is the
widely distributed investing public. The mil
lions poured Into such enterprises are made up
tf the hundreds and thousands that come from
all over the nation, and If the faith of these
people who provide the money is permanently
alienated from the banking centers and Invest
ment houaea, this stream will dry up or de
crease materially In volume. That recent events
ill evolve a cure for all the Ills of crooked
financiering would be too much to expect, for
s.mllar lights have dawned on Wall street be
fore, but each one has left aa impression, and
recent exposures and contesta win doubtlaas
tend to check for a time at least some of the
plundering of the public and lead in the end to
a better appreciation of the fact that mutual
fair dealing will produce the best results for eJl.
If the parole bualneaa were operating to turn
criminal characters loose In Nebraska alone we
might put some check upon it. but, unfortu
nately, the parole mills are grinding convicts out
from prison walls In more than half of the states
of tbe union and. once out. they roam at large
until they strike some community in which they
come to grief.
Twenty-six tralnloada of the half fialahed
product of war reached the hospitals of Parts
in one day recently. Similar proportionate
fvcords are frequent at the repair shops of all
warring nations. The finished product of war
is confined to the names on the mortality Rata.
Appalling are the crimea committed In the name
Sidelights on Suicide I
Fred L. Mot t maa la Tha Boectator.
CJ UICIIM3 aa a life Insurance, problem has t-
O trarted the attention of executive officers, actu
arlea, medical directors and others for man.
years. The literature of tha auhject la quite extensive,
but generally Inarcesslhle to the student of life In-
aurance methods and results. One of tha earliest con
tributions Is by R. Thompson Jopllng, In the flrat
volume of the Journal of the Institute of Actuaries
(the Assurance Magailne for MM), followed by an
other In the second volume flr, and a dlacusalon
by Samuel Brown, and a contribution by Dr. 1. W.
Eastwood, In the twentieth volume. Issued In 1RT, The
practice had been common from the outset of Insur
ance developments to decline the payment of suicide
claims. Irrespective of whether sane or Insane, upon
the offer of the return (1) of the premium paid, and
(2) of the accumulated reaerve.
Among the more Important American contribu
tions to the subject of suicide In Ita relation to life
Insurance a brief reference may be made to an ad
dress by Ralph W. Breckenridge to the Life Under
writers' association at Chicago In If, which la sum
mnriied In the statement that a restrictive suicide
clause Is more In conformity to sound public policy
than excessive liberality. This Important contribution
Includes many references to the International litera
ture and also to tho available Insurance experience
data, extending. In some cases, over a long period of
years, with a due regard to the exposed to risk ac
cording to age and duration of Insurance.
The foregoing observations Indicate a broad and
growing interest In the more technical aspects of
the suicide problem. There has been no thorough
Inquiry Into the subject with a due regard to actuarial
methoda, making the necessary corrections for varla
tlona in tha age and aex distribution of the Insured,
and most of all tha duration of Insurance. Oeneral
medical statistics of life Insurance companies are
not strictly comparable on account of the widely
varying length of actual experience. The Indications
are that In life Insurance experience as well aa among
the population at large, the eulcjde rate Is on the
Increase. The Important conclusion is once mora
confirmed by the suicide returns of American cities
for the year 1911
Tha results of analysis of our compilations ara
In practical conformity to the corresponding statistics
published In tha Spectator for 1918. The aeven cities
which ahow tha highest suicide ratea are San Fran
cisco, Ban Diego, Sacramento, Hoboken, St. Louis,
Loe Angeles and Oakland. All of these cltlea show
rates of S2.0 per 100,000 of population and over and,
with tha exception of 8t Louis and Hoboken, an ln
creaae In tha rata and only two ehow a alight decline.
Out of the 100 clUea under review fifty-one ahow an
Increase and forty-eight ahow a decrease during 1914,
aa compared with 1904-1911.
The aulcide rate In small cities u..
than In very large cltlea. For email cltlea the average
ran, was . per wu.ouo population, which Increased to
IS.?, or 4 per cent, during 1914. Tor cltlea with 250,010
population and over the average rate of 20 4 Increased
to il.S, or !. per cent In other words, the actual and
relative Increases in the sulolde ratea were practically
tha same In both groups of communities.
,(v-,Th UlcW r"" ,or 19,4 WM th hls-het since
190B, and the third highest during tha twenty years
under review. The
--v.-Mw.i aujtiuvB iu uuainenB
fallurea la only pronounced under exceptionally dis
turbed business conditions which appear not to have
prevailed In tha country at large, but which Beamingly
affected tha exceaslva aulcide rate returned for the
cltlee of tha Paclflo coast This aspect of the suicide
problem has not been thoroughly Investigated, but
the Indications are that OR thai ha arisi a . ...i.n a
analyala of tha two aeta of retuma for tha lva prln
clpal geographical divisions of tha country a fairly
close degree of correspondence would be shown to
eilat If nn.i k. w...
...w... uuviuus, oi course, tnat tha num.
rtSkf Af Klialnaaa It... -
. ,.,,. reelects in a measure the
social and economlo eondlttona affecting tha popula
tion at lara-e. Onlv . .
- ' - ""j inouncea ana
extended, aa well aa nation-wide, economlo depression
Would, however ha Hk.lv .w. .
- -- ' - un soneraj aulcida
rate. In a number of Individual Instancea, however
there la a direct relation between business fallurea
and suicides, resulting in M...n .
distress ui economio
Ltei,it0n !". f,,cte,, to the apparently Increasing
number of aulcide. reaultlng from mere augge.tlon of
prevteua cases of self-murder In the same family. A
typical case waa reported from Springfield, Mast
where a woman committed aulcide in exactly the
same manner as her husband had done a year pre
T. " W" comPt or another aulcide
'. h Jm"" of W dot friend of tne woman,
who had apparently ended her life In a similar manl
ner. Such caae. are reported with tncr-tetng frequency
th'0,t ,,rtOU P"hns. J
gardlng the future. The pchology of augge.tlon
e.duXC h"n!r'Jcted "nch of modem medicine anS
education. Tha aver present poMlbllltle. of .elf.
murder, regardl... of an ov.rwhelmlng amount of
evidence, are generally dl.regard.d ami treated lightly
av,a where the Indication, point .trongly in tha direc
tion of unsoundness of mlnd.
tha?! f'or' " nm,nI" mmon now
done six year, before, .Imply because he had been
reproved by hi. mother for .moklng. AiJo l case
Lrr Mount Vernon- w-h- - Vy u
yeare of age. who, upon being reproved by hla mother
fife e,UT,"rf WUh M" yOUn" 'l'' '- hi.
life by blowing out hi. brain.. Anothe? c.ae was r.
ported from New Tork City, where M
yeer. .hot hlmaelf because he believed him Jf "
ba Incurable of an ailment, the nature of wWch was
Tlr? ,h neW,pa amount. All au'h
caaea Indicate a decided tendency toward moral and
mental deterioration, and they emphasllf ,h7gecy
of greater caution on tha part of llf. Insurance
Penlee la the aasumptlon of risk., especially f or UrT.
amounts and tha Justice of a aulcidT c .use whh
adequately protect. .11 ,h. policyholo.r. against
advert -lection duringjha flrat year of ln.ur.ca
. . T,n, mo5ern Increase In suicide la. In part attrlb
Utebla to exceptionally convenient facilities for .elf
ro,rrK,"rtiCU,ar,y by P"on- Th "wre, .how ;
for both .exea, combined, aulcide. by poison ara i.
nearly aa frequent a. sucl,e by flrearma i nrooort
to population . m. ,ulcM. rl.M
of population .gains, . fem.,6 r(tU of 7 huTJh.
wneTr W thVUe declde more pronoun"
when tha aeveral methoda or means of LZ
waa the most common, accounting for a rat.
of s.4 per 100.000 of population, followed by .1!
phyxiatlon with a rata of i na h'd y "
.tranguletlon . Hr.. w,th .,.."0,. tfve.y
X Throughout, for all .pacified wih i
fo, male, ara decidedly ,n exceM of tha Vrrlpon
: w ofThm sssssz b-Fv
cent. It would aeem perfectly feasible to hn. .k7.
tubstaatUl reduction , therequ.cyof "u"'.
Poison In tha direction of more restrictive Vnd evea
drastic legislation limiting the condition, under wWc.
Poleon oaa ba obtained. Much of the
ion applie. to the 1. of rtre.rma ' COnC,U"
.,a TXT h,tev Pomt of view the .ubject I. con
eldered It la quite clear that tha Increasing frequency
of aulcide In the United State, demand, the moat
earnest consideration of thoae who may ba In a
Position to direct public attention to one of the moat
aerloua problems of the present day.
The Klad She Wasted.
The much-traveled young maa had Juat returned
from foreign climes, and, of course, he must entertain
hla rich old auat (with whom he waa la Iavor with
stories of tha wonderful aighta he had aeea.
Ye.." ha aaid, la tha course of hla remarks, "there
ara aome spectacle, that can never be forgotten.
"Dear me!" exclaimed the abseat-eitnded old lady;
I do wltt you would get me a pair of them. John." -Washlngtoa
Smi BlTt,t-f-W- fo- M teelaalnrtl.
MEMPHIS, Tenn.. Nov. 24-To the Edi
tor of The Re: It has long been urged
that the MlselKslppI river ought to be
provided for by congress In a aeparate
and independent bill. Just as waa done
In the case of the Panama canal, and
the work undertaken In a comprehensive
and systematic manner and pushed
rapidly to completion.
In all probability a measure will he
framed and presented to the next con
gress to have this great river dealt with
in such a way. "
On October 25 there me,t here in Mem
phis a number of the senators and con
gressmen from the riparian state. In
conference with members of the Missis
sippi river commission and presidents of
the local levee boards, when the whole
matter waa thoroughly discussed and It
waa decided to frame such a measure
and oresent It at the next session of
congress. This conference, to be held
on November 29. In Washington, will be
participated In by all senators and con
gressmen desirous of having something
done In a definite and specific manner.
looking toward tbe solution of the Mis
sissippi river problem.
.We are sending you a copy of a re
port of (he Mississippi Uiver Levee asso
elation to date, from which you will see
that public opinion throughout the
United States seems to be unanimous In
ravor or the Mississippi river being
treated In a business-like way. inde
pendent of the river and harbor bill.
JOHN A. FOX.
Secretary Mississippi River Levee Asso
The Armenia as.
uiuun. men., Nov. 25. To the
'Editor of The Bee: In order to under
stand the Armenian atrocities we must
understand their history. Geographically
a. well aa topographically Armenia I.
the key to the Anatolian peninsula and
the lowland of Mesopotania. A. the
Balkan atate. are the key to Constanti
nople so la Armenia the key to the In
dependence of the Turkish empire.
At present the Armenians are divided
among Russia, Turkey and Persia. Since
the breakup of the Armenian kingdom In
the fifteenth century they have always
been under different alien rulers.
There are four Important races tn the
Caucasus, namely: the Georgians, the
Armenians, the Tartars and the Rus
sians. The Tartars and the Armenians
occupy the eastern provinces.
The Armenian people number In all
some 1,000,000 souls, in the Caucasus
there are about 1,200.000, in Asia Minor
1,600,000 and a few hundred thousand In
Persia and the rest are scattered all
over the world.
In the towns the Armenian, often con-
stltute a majority, but in tha rural dis
tricts they are usually outnumbered by
the Tartar. In Transcaucasia, or by the
Turk, and Kurd. In A.ia Minor.
The population of Armenia contalna a
greater variety of elementa than any
other country of tha same site in the
world the - languagea are estimated at
forty-five. But the great majority of
these races are mere fragment, of a few
thousands, in tome caaea hundreds, of
In the eighteenth century tha Russians
began the conquest of Armenia, which
after a series of war. was completed
with the occupation of Kars and Batum
in 1878 by virtue of the Treaty of Ber
lin. It waa then that the Armenian des
tiny became an international problem.
The six powers of Europe solemnly
pledged themselves to Introduce, through
the sultan, administrative reforms into
the provinces Inhabited by the Arme
nians. Tha sixty-first article of the treaty
stipulate, that "Tha sublime porta un
dertakes to carry out, without further
delay, tha Improvements and reforma do
manded by local requirements in the
provinces Inhabited by tha Armenians,
and to guarantee their aecurlty against
the Circassians and Kurds."
In spite of that treaty the Armenian,
were butchered and outraged In 1894 and
hardly anything waa done to save the
handful of atray sheep from the hungry
wolf that la the Ottoman empire.
The Armenians crave for a fair op
portunity to develop themselves. They
ask to be treated aa men and women.
They plead to be allowed to live a. free
cltlsens of the Ottoman power.
At present whole villages sre being
wiped out by fire, sword snd deporta
tion. It la estimated that already 80O.OW
have perished at the hands of the Turks
and Kurds In their fiendish "holy war."
Tha Innocent Armenian are paying the
penalty of the nation.' mutual rivalries
The United Btate. 1. tinder obligation
to Intervene In behalf of the Armenlana
for tho following reasons: The United
States, single handed. Is more powerful
than the six powers of Europe, because
It cannot ba 'accused of motives of ter
ritorial aggrandizement In any effort put
forth for the welfare of the people of
Turkey. The voice which defended the
cauaa of Cuba which remonstrated with
Roumanla and Russia In behalf of the
persecuted Jews, which stopped the par
tition of China among the European
powers, which spoke to Belgium In tha
Interest of the native of Congo that
same voice ought to speak again In dis
tinct human accent in the ear. of
Europe. Thu. peace and order may come
out of chao. to bles. the people of Ar
menia. Meanwhile the atrocities are going on
without Interference. If thu surface of
the globe were paper, tha trees pens, the
lake. Ink and all our civilised nations
were writers. 1 assure you a millionth
part of the cruelty and desolation could
not be expressed. FELIX NEWTON.
Mavy l.e.s.e Aaaoaaremr at.
OMAHA, Nov. 26. To the Editor of
Tha Bee: By way of Illustrating a point
In a publlo address, John Wanamaker of
Philadelphia made this statement:
"Oeneral Grant. In proposing the health
of Sir William Armstrong at a dinner,
laid his hand upon a lou-ton gun and
aaid the Inventor of it had produced tha
moot wonderful peace-compelling imple
ment the world had ever seer.."
There are many Instancea proving the
truth of Washington's axiom: "To ba
prepared for war is one of the most ef
fectual means of preserving peace."
These quotation. Illustrate the attitude
of tbe Navy League of tha United tHatea,
which advocates a stronger navy aa a
meana of Insuring peaceful relatione
with foreign nations. All the literature
of the league supporta this view of tha
case, and some of It points out the ac
tual necessity for keeping a weather eye
out for a poaaible, but not inevitable
The Nebraska section of the league is
sending out free literature upon request
We ask all university and high achool
debating trams to raise the question for I
dUcuxiiun. aad we ask all coouuerclal
clubs snd other organization to adopt
resolutions favoring a stronger navy.
ARTHUR C. SMITH.
President Nebraska Section.
Tips on Home Topics
Washington Post: It alwsy. cheers a
man on his way home swelling with big
tiews to be informed on arrival that the
furnace la out
Chicago Herald: Nebraska appears de
tei mined to put some candidate for the
ieubllcan presidential nomination before
the public If It take, all winter.
Brooklyn Eagle: John Rrisbin Walker
la still one of the bitterest foes of pre
paredness. What he learned at West
Point at the expense 0 an Indulgent govr
ernment has been all too easily forgotten.
Springfield Republican: When Justice
Ilughea was an avowed candidate for the
republican nomination for president In
l!s western state, like Nebraska did not
lally enthuslastlcallyto hi. support In the
republican national convention. But to-
nsy the desire to nominate Mr. Hughes
appears to be consuming In the valley of
ti e Platte
ashlngton Post: The .tory of business
Improvement and development in this
tnlon for the last fifteen month. I. the
most wonderful and amasing that has
ever had a place in the annala of time.
He that runs or walks In any town or
city or district of the United States can
reao it easily, and, if an American, with
the utmost satisfaction. Prosperity Is
here to stay for decades if rightly treated.
Washington Star: Those Nebraska ad
mirers of Justice Hughes have erred on
two points: (1) They should have applied
lor permission to use his name, and (2)
tnty should not be talking now about
"conscription." Their first offense must
have grown out of a conviction that tuch
"a request by them would be denied. All
the more bound should they have con
sidered themselves, therefore, not to pro
ced. They should have respected the
easily Inferred feelings of the eminent
Jurist. When they neglected or refused
to do that they were guilty not only of a
discourtesy, but of a personal injury.
Neither," replied the Ma.tor. "They
merely take up a lot of snsie that might
I better devoted to the llkker." Clncln-
"Who waa It," Inquired the studo
"Don't ssk me" rejoined the superficial
tersnn. "I never did pay much attention
to weather prophets." Washington Star.
PEAR MR. KABlBBlf,
1 HAr JILTED TWriVE f lAWCLS.
AM I RIHTr
HOW "bo I IO40W? to I
StmIM FRONT Of YOUR HOUSE
AWt COUNT- THEM COMING OUT.'.
GRINS AND GROANS.
The tramp looked over his dilapidated
garments when at a safe distance from
the farm house.
"I can't .ee." he muttered, "why such
a fuss is made over the dog's instinct In
ettachlng himself to man." Baltimore
"Will you have a cherry or an olive In
your cocktail. Major?" asked the host.
i'o you tax reminine wearing apparel
on this planet heavily?" asked tha man
"Keally, I can t ay. Why do you ask
"1 thought maybe the ladies were on a
strike." Louisville Courier-Journal.
Mrs. Hlghupp They seem like a very
chesn kind of people.
Mrs. Way upp They certainly are. They
aitunlly had the nerve to buy one of last
ear's battleships and try to palm it oft
aa a yacht. Puck.
H ok us I actually caught Longbow tell
in the truth yesterday.
Pokus Wasn't he embarrassed?
Hokus Only momentarily. He Immedi
ately tried to lie out of it. Lira.
Edgar A. Guest In Detroit Free Press.
Men look for me beyond their doors,
They think I dwell in places strange,
in distant fields or foreign moor..
And oome their live, and thoughts to
I have been likened to- a god
That favor, few, and many spurns:
P me think I am the maglo rod
On which the wheel of fortune turns.
Men pray to ma by night and day:
They sit and count the golden sum
That shall be theirs along the way
In distant years when I shall oome.
They fill their children's ears with tales
Of splendors I alone bestow,
A no many a man In anguish walls
That 1 nave fallen bis wortn to know.
What foolish superstition this!
Relic of books on dusty shelve.!
How can it be that men still miss
That I am born within themxelvea;
That I am with them every day.
Whether they travel, far or near,
Wsltlng to help them when I may.
Ready their eager calls to hear?
I sm that spirit of a man
That make, him want to be his best;
I am the seed of every plan
He cherishes within his breast.
Alone I'm nothing but a dream
Ot what, perhaps, aome day may be;
AP that I ever am or seem
7 he man himself must make of me.
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