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puzzles him. When we shake
hands he doesn't know- whether
we are rubbing, our antennat or
trying to pull each other, limb
from limb. Street cars to him are
just liittle sardine boxes into
which we rashly swarm, only to
emerge from just as distractedly.
False teeth are a strange thing
to him he suspects that all of us
can take ourselves entirely apart
if we have a mind to. And what
must be his impressions when he
dissects a mince pie?
Naturally scientists take a live
ly interest in Mr. Skygack. Prof.
Dopemoutsky of the University
of Rawhide, has written a paper
which argues that Mr. Skygacks
feet are so exceedingly flat from
standing on a canal boat and pol
ing it through the canals of Mars.
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GETTING DELEGATES AS
IT IS DONE BY TAFT
New York, Feb. 10. A little
sidelight was thrown on politics
as politics is worked by ColQnel
D. C. Collier, of San Diego, to
day. Collier is president of the San
Diego fair and exposition planned
for 1915, and when Collier heard
today that the senate committee
on expositions had carelessly
sidetracked San Diego's plea for
national recognition just recog
nition, not money of their ex
position, he blew up.
Before expressing his feelings,x
Colonel Collier pointed to another
bit of news in the day's papers.
It was that in which Secretary
Hilles, for President Taft, claim-.
ed the California delegation to
"See that," said Collier. "That
is the answer to the side-tracking
of San Diego's request.
''President- Taft ' or his cam
paign managers I dont' know
which entered into an agree
ment with J. J. Moore and J. G.
McNab, president and director of
the San Francisco Pan-American
fair, tp favor the "world's fair"
to be held at San Francosco and
refuse to recognize the San Diego
"In return, Moore and McNab
promised Taft or his campaign
managers an instructed delega
tion. "Well, there's one satisfaction.
Moore and McNa"b can't deliver
the goods. They can't get an in
structed delegation from Cali
fornia. California is progressive,
and wont send a delegation for
All of which is very fine, but
isn't national politics a grand, big,
honorable sort of a proposition.
Pittsburgh, Pa., thinks it's hav
ing cold weather because ther
mometer has gone down to 8 be
low. August Hoge, 89 years old,
Waukesha, Wis., acquitted of
murder of 83-year-old wife. Jury
only deliberated 4 minutes.
Former Gov. Folk, of Missouri,
has retired from the presidential
race, thus making things easy
for Champ Clark.
Not that Joe Folk ever was in
the race so durn deep.