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ft 1 4 GOODWINS WB6KLY.
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1 If I I With Balfour, Premier; with Salisbury and
')j 3 I Hiclcs-Beach retired, with the great war closed, it
yS J t will be. natural to expect that a new impetus will
lH j be given to British trade if it can be done. Bal-
Kni I our nflturay Is disposed to let things drift, but
Bhivi I Mr Chamberlain, the Colonial Secretary, is as ag-
HMi gressive as he is unscrupulous, and with the two
t'u 4 I I men w wero always thwarting and opposing
Klluj! I " Mm out tne way Jie s likely to push some ag-
lliili gressive commercial measures. The Rand gold
M$lplJ j: wM begin to flow toward England soon, and it will
MlMtJlnii I make a great deal of difference when the steady
Hflllliifii j ' outgo is stopped and the current is turned back
RJfj;i: I toward England again. The great trouble is that
Ww' i English manufactures have not kept up with the
Ijnf fy world's progress and her artisans have apparently
Wmr ' JLjfc! ' lost their old grip.
li'J1 vv' ! r The Argonaut denounces the recent California
Ml; earthquakes as mostly frauds, says the daily pa-
jaj&lf i I Pers ed unmercifully, that the brick blocks de-
Mtf If I i I stroyed were boai'd houses with a veneer of one
MrajL'flj f thickness of brick, which brick naturally fell off
Hi falm when the houses were a little shaken, etc. But the
f sill Argonaut should remember that earthquakes are
$ If i nerve-shakers and people have a right to be a lit-
HER -111' tie excited when they are around. Old Man Huff a-
If nr ll ' ker in Nevada stated a grave truth the morning
HOi'niri ! after a lively shakoup in Steamboat and Truckee
iPf 'i rIj h valleys. The morning was still and beautiful and
Irj ji I some of the boys were telling Huffaker how badly
Hf'ij $,i i e was frightened the previous night. "I admit it,"
Ifi. HhIIi' !. said the old man. "A man who is not afraid of an
lM; earthquake is a d d fool."
fiaffillf The swift fall of the level of Great Salt Lake
BrfraWli 1 1 fills the minds of a good many people with ap-
lfj$ I j ' prehension, lest the great inland sea becomes, so
EfJ B 1 l to speak, extinct. We do not believe there is any
Hlf K J d y fauch danger. People point to the amount of
if s i ,.' water used in Irrigation adjacent to the lake, but
Bfl'i f toes not a" a comPare in amount to what is
llvj iljH I carried away by evaporation. The average amount
11 If ! of rain nas not fallen in tllis sreat central basin
MM $ ll I or several years. This has reduced the water
It !'if ! running into the lake greatly; it has at the same
$!' SI I tme ncrease(1 tlie evaporation, for the whole at-
Im'H ll I mosphere of this region is as thirsty for moisture
I ftlrf 1 as are e armers w10 ve helow where Parley
Bi?!'J ij creek debauches into the valley. With two or three
B i!j till ea wet wnters tue ako will come back to its
I r it ! I old level
BE 1 ''1 i! Charlie Fair was a winsome child, both he and
Baity, jj 1 his brother Jimmie. Had they been born poor they
HL j I I I might have carved out for themselves stronger
HIM if i names than did their subtle, mysterious father.
Jg ST .; But they had not the strength to bear great for-
fMi'lli 1 tunes. Jimmie died several years ago, and now
Ifwlrffll Charlie, in his recklessness, has been killed. It
HB W ft is a pitiable ending. The name of Fair has be-
WMWi m come extinct in a single generation. Mr. Mack-
HL Ll ay's oldest son was dashed against a tree by a
B&! J; J ' furious horse and killed; the last Fair boy was
BEt' !! - killed almost in the same place on Thursday in an
Big' wffi automobile crash. There was plenty of pluck in
Hftf, Warn' hoth boys, but little discretion, and the deaths of
1 Hill tne two yun5 men are Pitiable reminders that
B ililli great wealth carries with it no guarantee of long
Hi 111 3 i llfe
II A Chicago woman tells the following story of
t her newest grandson. The youngster was being
dressed for his first visit to Sunday-school.
"Now, Johnny-boy, when they ask you who
made you, you are to say 'God.' Remember now."
"All right, mamma," said the young hopeful,
and was led off by his nurse.
"Now, Johnny, who made you?" asked the
Johnny stood up, wiggling with delight
"Why er er," the small face began to look
H doubtful; "er er, please, sir, mamma told me, but
HH Jj I've forgotten the gentleman's name." New York
BBHH I Times.
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Ballad of Spready Antler.
'Twas the Bull Elk Spready Antler, that from Ok
Eighteen hands high was Spready, the tallest kind
His sire was a tall Texan Elk, his dam a Cherokee,
And very proud was Spready of his ancestral tree.
His range was on the Cimorron; he had no wish to
Until, by accident, he chanced on one unlucky day
To read in the Elkhorn Gazette that in the Wa
There was a summer browsing ground, luxuriant
Where all the Elks would rendezvous for one ma
Salt Palace licks for young Elks; for the old a big
'Twas the Bull Elk Spready Antler that soon made
up his mind
That this new range out in the West he speedily
And so he hired a palace car, and stored it fore
With food that might be eaten, and food that
might be quaffed.
And, boarding it, he ordered the swiftest kind of
To the Elk Stalk called the Wasatch beyond the
'Tv,as the Bull Elk Spready Antler that on the
fourth day found
The higher altitude he sought, the looked-for
'Twas evening; all the lights were on, and Spready
said, "It's great.
Let us get off and take it in we will perambu
late." Then through the thicket dense of men and boys
and ladies fair,
The Bull Elk Spready Antler began to push and
Until he saw a Lady Elk behind a table green,
Who with a face divinely fair, and with a smile
Besought the passing Elks to pause, and one small
To win surcease from sorrow in a monumental
'Twas then that Spready Antler looked at the
And to his own soul whispering inaudibly did
That on all ranges east or west, or north or south,
Such Lady Elk as that rare Elk was ever known
And so, enchanted and beguiled, he tried to buck
His heart meanwhile beat pit-a-pat, his soul was
He lost and lost and still she Bmiled and bade him
once more play,
Until his last hard splitter was spirited away.
And then, still smiling, she explained that while
his luck seemed bad,
He should cherish the experience at gaming he
'Twas the Bull Elk Spready Antler that, embit
tered and enraged,
A passage on a flatcar surreptitiously engaged.
And with many compound adjectives and dire ex
That from his native stalking ground he'd never
Desperate Suitor Sir, I have reached that stage
where I can no longer live without your daugh
ter. Heartless Parent Well, I don't consider suicide
a crime, young man, but you mustn't bang around
here. Chicago News.
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