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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 11, 1912, Image 14',
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ward it was the form of James,
now diaphanous and ghostly like
"What what is it, James?"
questioned the ghost, a mighty
fear struggling at its heart.
"You scared me to death!" the
ghost of James replied, with a
huge laugh, "and I've "brought
your pink pajamas to put on in
stead of that nightrohe.i"
As it spoke the ghost of James
But the ghost' of the master
stopped to hear no more. With
a wild shriek of dismay, it picked
up its long skirts and ran like the
wind out mto the realms of space
You didn't get excited over the
South Pole business. It was just
an Englishman- and a Norwegian
racing fof an imaginary "stick
that they couldn't bring home for
firewopd, and the race was bound
to be so long that your enthus
iasm didn't boil much.
But in reading about moun
tains of ice, -crevasses, glacier
work, and dog as diet, you over
looked a quiet man or two who
were in that race the profes
sional scientists and now it ap
pears that their labors and hard
ships meant two mighty things to
you, much, very much more than
establishment of the fact that
man couH reach the South Pole.
""Gold was found. Ah! That's
different. How greed in human,
hearts leap to the name of gold !
Is there another-Alaska at the
South Pole? One more Alaska
were worth a 'thousand Poles.
Only Amundsen and his handful
of followers may journey to the
limits of the Antarctic. 'Tis but
a Pole they're after. But prove
that the god Gold has storehouse
there and, by the thousands, we
will desert .fireside, contentment,
our very life careers and rush to '
the find, in daring of starvation, e
misery and death.
Again, it is found that in the
Antarctic is a great place for the
location" of seismographs t'o test
arid record the oscillations of the
earth's crust. It is, likely, going
to be 'possible to predict earth
quakes. ,The Japanese, who quake
a"bout half the time, have thought
this possible and have had seis
mograpKic stations as far south
as possible, for some time.
Gold and warning against,
earthquake! Awake, man, awake!
THE WRONG FIT
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Teacher: Appropriate means
fit. Can you give me an examole ?
Willie: Nq, I can't; but cur old
cat can, She has 'em.