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do all in my power, mademoi
selle," he said with grave cour
tesy, "and I wish to thank you
for so speedily identifying the in
jured man. There were no papers
of any sort on his person."
The tide had turned. The little
group at the door stepped back in
(Copyright, by W. G. Chapman.)
J. Adams Bede of Minnesota,
former representative in con
gress and a well-known humor
ist, was brave enough to visit
Roosevelt headquarters during
the B. M. convention. He's a
"What are you doing here?"
Bede was asked.
"Lam making an effort to have"
the resolutions committee adopt a
plank in the platform providing
that airships shall be. equipped
with headlights and a whistle or
horn," said Bede. "The people of
Minnesota are very much inter
ested in this proposition."
Catchy state, yells and rattling
Fhymes featured the convention.
Here's what the Iowa delegation
"Corn, Corn, Corn.
Hav, Hay, Hay.
We're the boys from I-O-WAY !"
Dr. M. B. Harutun, delegate
from Joplin, Mo., attracted much
attention with an umbrella upon
which were painted the following
"They say he plays to Jthe grand
stands. That's right. Only two
per cent are in the box seats."
"The best reason to be for him.
is the bunch that's against him."
"Hang on to a good thing and
stay with the man who delivered
A cynic sat in the press galler-'
ies gazing around and generally
"knocking" the whole show.
Beside him sat a full-fledged,
Over the main entrance door
and gazing down on the delegates
a big stuffed moose head formed
an important part of the decor
ations. "Look at that moose head.
Ain't it a beauty!" exclaimed the
The cynic glared a minute and
"Yep; it's dead!"
The colonel must be one of our
best little bathers. The other
night he and Mrs.
7p Roosevelt took din
s I ner in their rooms
at the Congress and
left orders for no
body to disturb
them. Many ad
mirers and dele
gates called for au
dience and to shake
hands, but all were
turned away by the
doorman, who said:
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looking man came up and said:
''I'd like to see the colonel."
He was' offered the customary
refusal with the customary
"But," interjected the man, "L.
was up here at 6 o'clock and yoa