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WHAT'S BITING OSBORN?
Let us rise to inquire what has
got into Chase Osborn. governor
Chase used to act like a pretty
good fellow, but'listen to what he
got off his mind yesterday:
"I would' urge that both Taft
and La Follette withdraw from
the race for the presidential nom
ination, and allow Roosevelt to
come to the fore.
"As between Taft and La Foll
ette. I am for Taft, because the
La Follette style of campaign
tends to arouse the passions of
the people and make for a condi
tion of public intolerance which
is always worse than personal or
individual intolerance, because it
has so much more might as a
"We have got to have big busi
ness in this country if we are to
compete in the manufactures and
transactions of the world."
Thereafter, Chase set to work
and denounced La Follette as a
Now, in the first place. Chase
must have done some politics
himself before he got to be gov
ernor of Michigan.
The only question is, with
whom did Chase do his politick
ing. From his own words, his .bjec
tions to kind of politics indulged
in by La Follette is that La Foll
ette takes hfs troubles right to the
people, and asks for their votes
by pointing out wrongs, and
promising to right them.
Presumably Chase himself nev
er was so undignified as to do
that. Chase must have done
things hand in hand with the
"Big Business" he is so afraid La
Follette will disturb.
Anyway, the objection5: of
Chase to La Follette. boiled down
seem to be that La Follette does
not talk polite to "Big Business",
and goes and gets the people all
wrought up about their rights.
First thing Chase knows, if he
keeps on talking like that, he'll
have us all out boosting La Follette.
HOW WE KILLED A'BEAR.
"ME AND MARIA DID IT'
Bangor, Me., Jan. Z.
Harvey of Tenafly. X. T
how he and his wife
killed an enormous
bear. Harvey saun
ters ' through the
woods near hi.'
camp, 'lhe hungr
bear appears Har
vey hustle? up r
tree: gets frightful
ly cold, and straps
himself to a limb sc
he wont fill off. The
bear stands by foi
three frosty hours
Then appears Har
vey's wife with hei
trusty rifle. Mrs.
Maria blazes away
once, twice and the
bear falls dead. With
A boy remembers his mother's
turnovers with more joy than his