JgyiTHE IOKY W-
I know it is foolish, I know it's unkind,
I know that such humor is never refined.
I know I should help, and not chuckle and grin
When I see what a fix the poor mortal is in.
Yet I cannot stop laughing and loudly at that
To watch any fellow go chasing his hat.
When an up-to-date straw blows away on the breeze,
Or rolls up the street with remarkable ease,
Impelled "by the force of the rollicking gale,
And the Qwner comes breathlessly hot on its trail i
And reaches and stumbles and crushes it flat',
X just have to laugh at the man and his hat.
I guess Lt is part of the nature of men
To grin at the woes that we see now and' then,
So laugh, if you will but when things go askew,
Don't blame fellow mortals for chuckling at you.
Keep your temper in leash, and. don't. go to the mat
With the fellow who laughs when "you're chasing-yotjr hat!
LESS MEN FOR -THE GUNS
France is exceedingly gloomy
over the figures, which show that
her population decreased by 34,
869 during the past year, while
that of her enemy, Germany,
greatly increased. Considering
men merely as meat for powder,
France's figures may well startle
her, for the decrease in popula
tion in 1911 very likely means a
decrease of a dozen regiments 20
yeais hence, when the boys, born
in 191 1 would be, ripe for slaughter.
But God reigns-, andit is possl-
ble that by 1931 civilized, Chris
tianized rnan will have abolished
war. Maybe the civilized, Chris
tianized Women of'France are al
ready refusing to bear children
for army purposes.
The Panama Canal Commis
sion recently purchased thou
sands of pounds of grass seed to
be scattered along the canal t
slopes iar the purpose of grow
ing a sod that will prevent the soil
from washing away,
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