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tional convention." (Also heavy
From the wilds of Nebraska:
"I cannot conceive of myself as
"being a candidate." (Meaning:
Muh flirting days are over. Alas,
I'm an old sniff' maid.)
From Oyster Bay; Silence vast
as the sea. (Meaning, anything
you darn please.)
Oscar W. Underwood, leader
of the Democratic House major
ity, respectfully declines to attend
the Jackson Day banquet at
which W. J. B. is to speak.
Considering that Oscar once
took occasion to connect the
aforesaid initials with a "shorter
and uglier" word from the floor
of the House, not much else could
be expected. '
A heroic figure has passed from
the national life. A man beloved
by the people is no more. Let the
nation mourn "Fighting Bob"
Evans is dead.
Excelsior Motor Works and
garage, 25 automobiles and a 10
house terrace were destroyed by
fire caused by dropping of cigar
ette in oil at Winnipeg today.
H. M. Dearing, 73, cashier of
the closed Albion National Bank,
Albion, Mich., and his son, "Pal
mer M. Dearing, have pleaded
guilty to embezzling bank funds
to over $165,000. They lent the
money to private concern in
which they are interested, on
Attorney General Stead, HI.,
today held that primary election
must be held on date prescribed
in villages, county and state,
whether or not any petitions have
been filed by candidates.
Elijah Marshall Allan, million
aire lumber merchant, South Nor
walk, Conn., aged 74, is engaged
to, marry Miss Mattie Laura
N. Y. society has just discov
ered that one of the "guests" at
debutante dance at Sherry's was
agent on committee on amuse
ments for working girls, who at
tended to bar naughty dances.
Detectives who recently raided
N. Y. gambling house, took finger
prints from back of cards, and
have arrested 3 men on charge of
gambling on that evidence.
Mrs. Kate O. Stratton King,
Washington, stopped receiving
congratulations on her wedding
day long enough to learn she had
become grandmother through
birth of boy in family of her son
by a former marriage.
Four persons perished in bliz
zard which recently swept over
Detmore and Dighton, Kansas,
towns on A. T. & Santa Fe R. R.,
have appealed to public utilities
commission for assistance. No
trains since Dec 26, owing to
snow, and provisions and fuel
Minneapolis firemen threaten
to go on strike unless tender
hearted women quit calling out
the department whenever they
discover a cat imprisoned on a
tree or telegraph pole.
American State Bank, Terre
Haute, Ind., failed to open today.
Shortage of $25,000 jn accounts
of W. H. Taber, president