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Babacrtbers leaving the city temporarily
aboold bar Tbe Dec mailed to them. Ad.
drees will be changed m often aa requeetcd.
The scare thrown Into Wall street by tha
president's gpeechea ended aa usual In a "shakedown."
Two Douglaa county juries emphasize, the
moto of the year: ."Let no guilty gunman
escape." - '
The lengthening list of primary .filings In
this state is taking a new spurt. Let one and
all come In, for the water in April will be fine.
The compromise "pure goods" bill pending
ia congress is considerately limited to borne
consumption, leaving an open door for touching
That recent decree forbidding foreigners
buying land In Mexico Is a needlens precaution.
A foreigner desiring Mexican real estate at this
time makes a strong bid for a padded cell.
If Omaha ever has to come to a grapple with
the railroads on the depot question, or any other
matter of essential disagreement, this city baa
several reserves that have never been called Into
Two additional preparedness tours are undet
consideration at the White House, but Ne
braska's superior travel facilities are overlooked
in both. Thus the Antelope state acquires
standing as the Switzerland of the political belt.
While doctors disagree, the patient dies. Is
any more forcible argument needed to reinforce
The Bee's demand for legislation consolidating
all the health and hospital machinery of county,
city and school district under one responsible
Pretty near time to get busy with those new
school buildings. It Is almost a year since the
bonds were voted, on the urgent plea that they
were needed to replace dangerous buildings, and
rurnish additional accommodations without a
moment's delay. '
The prospect of "Brother William" spending
a month in Nebraska before the primaries to
help "Brother Charley" bodes no good to Sena
tor Hitchcock's aspirations for re-election. Now
watch the senator's newspaper proceed to mani
fest its displeasure.
Mr. Estabrook'a manager thinka Mr. Cum
mina should keep bis presidential be out of
Nebraska if he does not want to Invite the Esta
brook boom Into Iowa. Well, now, this Is a free
country, and competition la. not only the Jlfe of
trade, but also the life of politics.'
" For the second time the federal courts af
firm the right of the national, government to
prosecute and punish fraud at elections Involving
congressmen. The failure of the appeal of Terre
Haxte's political crooks constitutes a mighty
force for honesty at the ballot box.
However, should Undo ' Sam decide that
Omaha is strictly In the munition factory belt, It
la confidently believed real estate men can be
Induced to suspend their fears and provide a
suitable site for the nation's necesoltlcs. Pa
triotism combined with business outweighs
An army officer states that fourteen army
divisions are needed to defend exposed points on
the Pacific coast. If Senator Works' plan of
working the defenders a few hours each day in
neighboring fields goes through, the estimated
force will Insure preparedness and provide an
Inexpensive solution of the labor problem on the
Unusual Tale of th Sa.
Many novel stories have come out from the
hell-pit of war, but the atrangest of all has to
do with an adventure at aea. It 1a ao unlike
any of the traditions of the sallorman that tt
is all but Incredible. A British trawler captain,
seeing a number of Germans, clinging helpless
to the floating wreckage of a Zeppelin, reports
that be abandoned them to their fate, because
be feared possible capture by the castaways.
All the history of the British navy, from the
time the Inlanders first began to paddle about
In coracle or corby will not parallel thla exploit.
Nor ia It possible the annals of any ether nation
wlil yield a precedent for leaving helpless toe
men to die because their rescue might be at
tended by some danger. This Grimsby skipper
lias fairly won a place alongside of "Old Floyd
Ireton," who was, "for bis hard heart, tarred
and feathered and. carried In a cart, by the
tiuiea o' Marllehead."
The "Ocatleman'i Agreement" Among
Conditions developed in Iowa furnish pub
lic confirmation of what has been generally sus
pected to exist, namely, a reciprocal "gentle
man's agreement"- of favorite son candidates for
the republican nomination not to Invade one
another'a state. The Inevitable loglo pf this
unwritten compact Is a complete nullification of
the principle upon which the presidential
primary is built, for it is only necessary for each
state In the union to produce Ita own favorite
son and set up an embargo against any outside
candidate coming in as a vote seeker, to make
Impossible a real contest anywhere except In the
event that one and the same state begot two or
more favorite sons, thus compelled to fight It
out for the mastery between themselves.
As the situation Is shaping, it would seem
that our presidential primary laws Instead of
helping to secure an expression of the popular
choice are really working to prevent It. In
Minnesota, for example, where the Hats have
Just been closed, though It presents no favorite
son, only three names are to be submitted on
the ballot, out of nearly a dozen who are gener
ally regarded as among the ellglbles. To say
that the result in M'nnesota with this limited
choice can represent the real sentiment of the
republican rank and file la wholly beyond the
question, for it can voice merely the preference
as between those avowedly seeking the endorse
ment of the republicans In that state.
We have no doubt that In Minnesota, as In
Nebraska, an nntrammeled expression would
show an overwhelming majority for Justice
Hughes as against the whole field, and that the
same thing would happen in almost all the
states, including the so-called "favorite-eon"
states, and. that this would be true in spite of
all "gentleman's agreements" in restraint of
Dealing with the Appam Case.
The State department is dealing Just now
with one of the most perplexing cases yet pre
sented for Its adjudication In connection with
the war. It comes from the presence of the
Appam In American waters, and the necessity
of establishing Its ststus. The British ambas
sador urges that It be dealt with under the
provisions of the convention of The Hague,
which would necessitate restoring the vessel to
Its British owners. Germans naturally object
to this, and Ambassador Bernstorff sets up the
clause of the treaty of 1828 with Prussia as
governing, under which the Appam is held to
be a German prize.
The decision In this case is momentous, be
cause of its bearing on other matters pending
before the State department. The Lualtania in
cident, the Frye case, In fact every maritime
dispute now pending between the Unltel States
and Germany baa been taken up under the
Prussian treaty. If It be determined now that
The Hague convention has superseded that old
treaty, forgotten, but the only one existing be
tween the United States and Germany, It will
disarrange all the negotiations so far carried on
to settle the disputes. ' The delicacy of the sit
uation will be appreciated by any who has closely
followed the movements of the governments In
volved. Nor . will these be the only Incidents,
for it may easily be accepted that similar cases
will arise during the war. All other treaties
are Involved as well In the proposition that tha
general terms of The Hague convention be made
superior to distinct agreements between nations.
The present case is most serious in its every
aspect, and Its disposition will broadly affect
the whole course of the United States in the
Damon and Pythias Devotion.-
"Brother Charley" is Just now exhibiting for
the edification of bis fellow Nebraskans a fine
example of brotherly devotion. Bowing to
"Brother Bill's" superior wisdom, be meekly
puts himself forward as a sacrifice In the in
terest of kiln-dry democracy, and thereby at
tains the very apotheosis of love that paiseth
understanding. He will make ( the race for gov
ernor in order that the party may be saved from
Itself. This result was not arrived at by easy
stsges. Considerable maneuvering was required
In order to get Morehead, Allen and other can
didates safely shunted onto sidetracks, but they
are there now, and the main line is opened to
Lincoln's mayor, who will lead the sanctified
hosts of unterrtfled democracy to defeat In Ne
braska. Edgar Howard may be satisfied with
the situation, and Mayor "Jim" will back into
line witi, whatever grsee be may; but, where
will Colonel Maher go with his typewriter? And
what comfort. can our senator gtot out of the
Petty Squabbling Costs & Life.
Omaha has Just been given a remarkably
forcible illustration of the necessity for estab
lishing a public hospital under one control. In
this instance the dispute between the city and
county physicians as to which should take
charge of the caae continues while the patient
dies. Isn't tt about time to atop this pettlshnesa
and settle once and for all the question of
responsibility In such cases? It ought to be
made impossible for this Incident to be repeated.
It isn't properly a question of expense, for the
public willingly bears the charges for succoring
the helpless. The city and county are practically
one, and the money all cornea from the taxpay
ers finally. Division of responsibility in the
matter of hospital and similar charitable service
la absurd. A working agreement ought to be
reached without much difficulty, and tha die
grace of the present situation be permanently
removed by legislation as soon as it can be
And now the Union Pacific seta up the lav
violable mandate of the Interstate Commerce
commission in defense of Its passenger rate
boost between Nebraska points on that strwtch
of ita line which eater-corners Colorado. Ticket
buyers are told "the Interstate commission won't
let us charge any less," and when the corneals
sion's ruling favors the road, it never ques
If Earth Should Run Away
Oar ret t T. Servisa.
TUB earth a velocity la nearly kllometerr per
second, or !"Mi mile. If this were Increased to
about kilometer, or 38 1-6 miles, tha earth Jt
orbit would become a parabola, and It would eacpe
from the nun, unlcsa Jupiter or soma other planetaiy
pollceman--arrested It. Of course, the earth's power
to attract other bodies, and tha power of other bodies
to attract the earth, would not be destroyed by tha
chanice In the earth's velocity. It would continue to
Pick up mcteora aa It flew away, and It mlKht still be
attended by Ha faithful little acarred-faced daughter,
the moon, whom silvery smile, however, would grew
faint aa they receded from the iun.
Thla question leada Into a field of scientific ro
mance of extraordinary fascination, although, to moat
person. It Is unknown on account of the mathemati
cal hedge that aurrounda It. The attraction called
gravitation I like a aoclal tie, binding the worlds Into
communltlea. A man may run away from his home,
but he cannot eacapa from humanity, fo tha earth
might run away from the sun, but It could never
escape from the universe.
As I have already aald. It might be arretted almoat
at tha outset of ita flight by aome great planet like
Jupiter. Many comets traveling along parabolic, or
bits, and therefore apparently aafa In their Indepen
dence, hava ventured into the solsr syatem and found
themselves caught by pamlng too near to Jupiter or
The effect of auch an approach. If It be closo
enough, and made In such a way that tha attraction
of the planet acta to retard tha comet's velocity, ia
to throw the comet from a parabolic orbit Into an
elliptical one, and, an ellpae being a closed curve,
the unlucky comet la henceforth a sort of treadmill
prUoner to the sun, for although Jupiter may make
tha arrest, It la always the sun that claims and con
trol tha captive.
Another very Interesting fact Is that an Intruder
Into tha aolar ayatem captured In that way always
has tha hope of ultimate escape hold before It, as
long aa tt maintains It Identity, for the tlma Is al
moat certain to arrive, In tha course of ages, when
It will encounter Its original captor under such condi
tions that Ita velocity will be accelerated, and then it
will run away on a parabolic or hyperbolic path, and
breathe again the freedom of interstellar apace.
Thl applies to the earth If we suppose our planet
to start on Ita evasion In such a way as to pass very
close to Jupiter, snd under such circumstance that
tha attraction of that planet would retard Its velocity
and bring it down once more within the critical limit
of elllptlo motion.
The runaway would thus find Itself in the fix of
a horse that has broken Ita tie rope only to be im
mediately caught by a laaao attached to the same
poL But the new orbit would probably be quite dif
ferent from the old ens, except that It would still be
Suppose that aome pull, of unknown origin, should
set the earth free. Astronomer would discover the
fact at once, and It I safe to say that there would
be the greatest excltment on thla globe that mankind
ha a ever experlenoed. "The earth la running sway;"
"Off for the depth of space!" "What Is going to be
come of uT" "Which star Is to be our new sun?"
These would be the all-absorbing subjects of dis
cussion In the street, the forum, the churches, the
universities, the social gatherings; while wars, politics
and almost buatneaa Itself would be forgotten.
Presently, perhaps, the observatories would an
nounce that we were going to meet Jupiter. The huge
planet would bar our way like a big traffic guardian,
his broad gold shield glaring menace in the midnight
sky I He would hurl us, shamefaced, Into the presence
of the solar magistrate. Our perihelion might be so
close to the sun that everything on the earth wouM
be scorched up; or we might be condemned to circle
farther away than before, an offender sent to the
planetary Wlberta. ,
Aa the ages rolled on. If humanity remained in
existence it would bitterly lament tha change from
the genial days of remote antiquity, when the earth
basked In Jut the right quantity of unBhlno, with
Just the right aeaaonal change to give sest and In
terest to life. Now the once happy planet would be a
victim of the brutality of Its captor, for Jupiter would
never forget snd never stay his hand, but every time
that tha unfortunate runaway encountered him (as It
eould not avoid doing periodically) he would be likely
to Impress aome new and disagreeable change upon
its orbit, playing with his captive as a eat with a
mouse. We know him, for he has done Just that with
cometsl It would be glorious exercise for his muscles
to klok the earth about! And the magistral sun
would let him have his way, for the powers that b
have no sympathy with seeker after liberty.
Yet the time might oome when liberty wouid. after
all, be attained. At aome meeting of the arrester and
the arrested tha former might twitch ua the wrong
way, and then the tormented earth would at last be
off among the atara!
In million of year it might Join the cortege of
mighty Slrtua, and prune Itself In that brilliant com
pany like a wandering sparrow cast Into a colony of
the birds of paradise.
But, on the other hand. It might strsy forever tn
the cold and gloom of Immensity, or become the slave
of some hateful little solar tyrant.' too insignificant to
have ever been gllmpeed by the telescopes of Its
astronomers when. In the glorious past, they surveyed
the universe from the safe and comfortable shelter of
their own place ia the household of their own sun.
Twice Told Tales
The great detective, laying aside professional care a
for the evening. Is attending a dance. Introduced to a
beautiful woman, he aska her to dance with him and
she graciously consents.
'You have been married several yeara,1' he
murmurs, after a couple of rounds of the floor.
' "How could you gueaa that!" she aska. "I am not
wearing my wedding ring. Do I look like a married
' "Not at all,' he replies, gallantly. "But I knew
you were married the moment we atarted to dance.
You at once began doing the leading." Judge.
Snowbanks and snow blankets ranging from
three to thirty feet high in the northwest ap
pear sufficiently robust to deprive tbe oldest In
habitant of the power of speech.
Adelaide Moore held forth In the opera house In
"Aa You like It" to a large and refined audience. A
notable feature of the performance Is that It Intro
duced professionally an Omaha girl, Misa Genevieve
Ingeraoll, for the first time at her home.
The City directory for USS, Jut out, contain 24.71
names, making 100 more pagea than that of last year
The gueaaera have the population estimate on the
basis of three to a name screwed up to 74.13S,
General Manager Callamay of the Union Paclflo
has gone. to New York.
Major General Carnahan of Indianapolis, who la
the grand head of the uniformed rank Kntgbta of
Pythias of the world, la In the city to confer with the
Kntghte of Pythias brethren here.
P. C Fuller, the well-known railroad conductor,
eeoompanled by his charming wife, left en a vacation
trip to Florida.
John Jenkins, newly appointed city boiler Inspector,
has rteie4 his position la the mechanical draught
ing department of the t'nlon PacifUs, and received
from his fellow-employe a handsome gold watctt
charm Inscribed with a testimonial of their esteem.
Captain Ledderman. the well-known steamboat
man of Bt. Ioi la, la expected in Omaha In a few day.
fur the purpose of making arrangements to furnlsd
this city with a steamer for the coming summer sea-
OMAHA, Feb. 4.-TO the Editor of The
Ree: Kindly accept thanka from aeealon
and people of Third Presbyterian church
for the spsoe given In your paper to our
pastor's sermon of January g).
ALEXANDER O RAY.
Clerk of Retslon.
Where "Met" Draws the Mae.
OMAHA, Feb. 4. To the Editor of The
Bee: Your correspondent. Mr. Bradshaw
of North Platte, seems to labor under the
Impression that I am not In favor of free
speech simply because I have advised
sgalnst the public discussion by one man
of another man's religion.
I need hardly say to those who are
familiar with my writings that I am In
favor of a free pre and general discus
sion among men with respect to all ques-
tions of public Interest The columns of
my paper are open to every ene for com
ment upon every subject except religion.
In my opinion It Is an entire waste of
rspable effort and valuable space for one
man to hammer away at another'a re
ligion. It only serves to wound the per
son whoae religion Is Assailed. No one 1
drawn from that religion by attacks upon
it. When men give their attention to
the discussion of these things their
prejudice are so aroused that they have
little time or Inclination for the discus.
slon and denunciation of the real evils
which fill this old world of ours.
I do not question the right of any one
to engage In this pastime. I only think
It Is a waste of time and I would like
to aee Nebraska take the lead In the
creation of the aentlment that the re
ligious belief of a man la his own affair
and a subject upon which friendship and
co-operation for the general good are not
to be Interfered with.
RICHARD U METCAL.FK.
The Man to Harmonise Repnhllcana.
SOUTH SIDE, Feb. 4.-T0 the Kdltor
of The Bee: like W. B. Hedgea. "me,
too." in yesterday's Bee, I do. however,
believe the republican committee made
another blunder for the party when It
saya the field la open for all accept T.
R. He Is no "dead one," I want to tell
you, and he can again elect Wilson if
he c hoses to do so. But I believe he Is
too gTeat a man and too patrlotio a
cltlsen to again "show" the republican
party. I believe like Mr. Hedges, that
Judge Hughes Is the man that can har
monize the party, and If he choses to
be the next president of - the United
States, and aa I wrote him, he owes
all he got to the republican party, and
should be willing (at this time) to serve
the party. Mr. Root and others are
great and broad enough to be president.
but oannot be elected on account of op
position. J. Q. BLESSING.
NORTH LOUP. Neb., Feb. 4.-To the
Editor of The Bee: It would seem that
manufacturers of gas engines and auto
mobiles might realise the supreme Impor
tance of developing the water-power sites
of the country by the most substantial
processes namely, by government own
ership. The exceedingly large output of
sraa engine Is consuming very rapidly
the products of the great oil and gas
field. Lubrtgatlng oils must come from
petroleum, and the present uses of the
heavier ells for fuel purposes should be
strictly prohibited. If the policy may
affect the present oil companies that
matter may be adjusted. But the pres
ent policy of speculation and exploitation
must very aoon consume the producta of
the oil fields and we will be possessed
of a few millionaires and the experience
and history of some politicians who do
not know enough to pound sand.
The prloee of oil are now tar below
what the prices must be if the present
exploitation Is not quickly prohibited.
When the prices of oils reach a certain
limit the output of gas engines must ac
cordingly be governed. We are now told
that electrlo current Is being mode at
Panama for ne-eleventh of 1 cent per
kilowatt hour. At that price, which may
be reduced still farther, a manufactured
fuel for the gas engine may be made
at a contlnuoua low level of prices. Too
much of the policy la now practiced of
living from hand-to-mouth and forgetting
The development of water-powef should
be pursued Immediately, with the policy
of strictly conserving the oil flelda for
future purposes. Except a new exploita
tion be allowed in new fields. 25 cents
per gallon for gasoline within five years
will look l.fc a low price. Hence other
power must t. developed. Why not write
your cong?eenun and senator and say;
Wake up, snaaea
Fire Ftahtlaar Apparatus.
OMAHA. Feb. .-To the Editor of The
n. whan motor trucks First maae
their appearance, the manufacturer of
horse driven wagons, and hose carts.
commenced the manufacture or motor
hose trucks; built very heavy, ana
built like a battleship. The first ap
paratue was purchased by Omaha for
.i..t inn for each niece. These were
built according to peclflcatlons furn
ished by the city and were nigner ia
nn this account. Later on. about
two year ago. Dundee purchased a piece
.,nw niDirttui and Daia so.uv mero-
for. (Note the reformer of uunace pain
1600 more than Omaha).
A few days sgo the city of New York
.M-h.mu,! twenty-two Ford fire chief
car for its department for about
Davenport. Ia.. which has some
Vieaw rxnenslve motor apparatus, has
also purchased several pieces like Omaha
and paid about the aame price tnereior.
or perhaps a little lesa ($3.00). as sll
kinds of automobile cars, truck, etc.,
have gone off fully 60 per cent In the
last two or three years.
Davenport recently bought a number
of two-ton chaaul truck from a well
advertised manufacturer and has had a
home wason maker place a body oa
the chaaaia. the entire two-ton ca
pacity truck coating $760 for each piece
of fire fighting apparatua to convey the
hoee. men and two chemical tank and
a small ladder.
Suppose Omaha should go into the busi
ness of getting something more expen
alve and get a twe-ton truck, something
like the Federal. Buick, Paige, Hudson,
Hupmoblle or any other manufacturer
and place a atep on the rear, a platform
on the side, and couple of ahort lad
ders, lights, etc., and the entire fire
fighting machinery wlli cost about $1.60
fur each piece, and give full and com
plete aaUafactloa. Why not experiment
for $1. and try it out tn Omaha. Then
In tea years from today eonveyaacera ef
hoee will perhapa only eoat about tl.SOO
from tha manufacturer. Can anytooe
give a reason why at thla time a heavy
truck will coat only about one-third
as much aa a fire hoae truck? It s the
sales profit for the manufacturer of ap
paratus which makes the cost
Will some enterprising Farnam atreet
automobile maker throw a few hundred
feet of hose In a truck, (trap on a couple
of chemical In a rough way and give
a practical demon.trat1nn? This will be
the convincing proof. Where I the flrt
enterprising dealer to try It outf
The firm doing It deserves a big adver
tisement from the newspapers and Com
mercial club. Now boye. hop to It and
see what kind of advertising atuff you
are made out of. Fhow the people of
Omaha what you can and are willing
to Jo- J. C J.
P. 8. Many cities are doing thla.
Write to Davenport.
Washington Post: Every consideration
of prudence, based upon the teachings of
the paet, sustains the republican leader
of -the house in asking hi colleague
to prepare the country for defense while
there Is peace and opportunity.
New York World: If the republicans
of the house and senate measure up to
the standard of patriotism defined by
Mr. Mann, the preparedness bills will be
enacted into law and the necessary
money appropriated to carry out the
army and navy programs.
Chicago Herald: It ia the part of ele
mentary prudence to be prepared for
eventualltiea. "We can better afford." aa
Mr. Mann said, "to spend hundreds of
million of dollar, or a few billions. In
ample preparation for, trouble, and thua
avoid it, than we can to wait for trouble,
and then apend untold billions before
we are finally victors" In getting out
of the trouble. Had Great Britain been
aa well prepared on land aa at sea, who
believes that It would now be spending
Cleveland Plain Dealer: "Better millions
now than billions later." Of phrase
making there Is no end. But few phrases
carrying aa stern a lesson to the Amer
ican people as that used by Minority
Leader Mann tn the house of repre
sentatives on Tuesday hava found their
way Into political annals. The Illinois
man Is a politician at times, with vision
bounded by the party fence. At other
times he takes a statesman's breadth of
view. It Is Mann the statesman, not
Mann the politician, who la ready to
throw the strength of his militant minor
ity Into the balance In favor of reason
able national preparedness.
Chicago Tribune: The republican
leader In the house sees the condition
of the world, snd he does not shut his
eyes upon it because It may not meet
his approval. He sees the situation
In -which our country finds itself, and
he does not shirk Its implications and
possiblitles. This Is the business of the
statesman, and Representative Mann has
done himself honor and his countrymen
a greatly needed service by speaking out
with force, uncompromising sound sense,
and patriotic foresight. No man In con
gress has stated the fundamental of a
defense policy with such simplicity and
clarity a Representative Mann. Against
his essential assertions evea the posi
tion of Secretary Garrison appears ss an
inexcusable tampering with vital meas
Tips on Home Topics
St. Louis Globe-Democrat: There could
be no resisting the Hughes boona If the
Judge should shave. ,
Baltimore American: With President
Wilson speaking for preparedness and
William Jennings Bryun against it, the
shipyards and the arms and ammunition
factories should hold a Jubilee.
Washington Post: If you want to ar
rive at the real inwardness of the white
man's burden listen to an Impassioned
srgument on the subject by a chap whose
wife takes In sewing.
Indianapolis News: Nor Is it surprising
to learn from the President that he gets
more Inspiration outSldo of Weshlngton
than he does In that ultra-official city,
where Inspiration devotes itself almost
wholly to partisan politics.
Kansas City Star: The coin of kingly
courtesy used to be tne swords with Jew
eled hilts or some such expensive trifle;
that of senatorial courtesy Is principally
Jobs. If one senator wants to sppolnt a
poor snd distant relative third assistant
doorkeeper the others vote for him. Op
portunity to repay the courtesy will come
to the gratified member later when some
other senator wants to push his son-in-law
along In the army or get the post
mastership at home for some brisk young
man of his acquaintance.
"Your parrot uses some of the worst
language I ever listened to."
"Ye. I had a quarrel with a man and
there are a few thtnas I think ought to
be said to him. When the parrot learns
a little more I'm going to send the bird
s round to him a an anonymous gift."
"What Is It. doctor?"
"Your tumblers do you sterilise thetn
"And your oyster do you serve them
on sanitary shells?" Louisville Courier-Journal.
hP&R MR. KABI&&C .
VftlEU CALLING OM MY fTAHCEq
Full wsess sufirf
CpH 10 rflE ICllCAItSSOi
STORE WHO SEW&
FOR THE LUNCH!
"Her social position is fully assured,
"Dear me. yes. She told me the other
day confidentially that she had now got
ten to the point where she could snub
her best friends without injury." Judge.
"Do you know what bank t could bor
row from to get fund for my now air
ship?" "I don't know of any more suitable one
than a bank of clouda.' Baltimore
Knlcker What happens when you go on
Bocker Your firm goes over your books
snd your wife goes over everything else.
New York Sun.
"Jack, I wish you'd come to see me
"Why, Vannessa, I thought you were en
gaged to Algernon Fitswhistle?"
"No: but 1 think I could ba If I could
organize a little brisk competition."
Do vou know there's lots o peopla ,
Settln' round In every town,
A-fussIn' like a broody chicken,
Knockln" every good thing downt
Don't you be that kind o' cattle.
Cause they ain't no use on earth.
You Just be a booster rooster.
Crow and boost for all you're worth.
If your town needs boostln' boost ee.
Don't hold back and wait and see
If some other fellow's wlllln' -Sail
right in, thla country's free.
No man's got a mortgage on It,
It's yours as much aa his.
If your town Is shy on boosters .
You get In the boostln' bis.
If things don't Just seem to suit you,
' And the world seems kinder wrong.
What's the matter with a boostln'
, Just to help the thing along?
'Cause If things should stop agoln'
We'd be In a sorry plight."
You Juat keep that horn a blowln'
Boost 'er up with all your might.
If you know some feller's fallln's
Just forget 'em, 'cause you know
That same feller's got aome good pointa.
Them's the one's you want to ahow.
"Caat your loavea out on the waters,
They'll come back's" a sayln' true.
Mebby they'll come back "buttered,
When aome feller boosts for you.
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