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GOOD-BYE! OLD GEOGRAPHY, ARITHMETIC
AND THE REST BY EDMUND VANCE COOKE
Good-bye, beloved Arithmetic! 'tis sad that we must part,
And many a laughing lip today but hides a heavy heart.
For near a year we've cherished our championship with you
And ever found you faithful, strong and steadfast, tried and true.
Now, on our day of parting, we could almost throw a fit,
Yet we repress our sorrow till you'd hardly notice it! v
Farewell, 0 good, kind Grammar! We have prisoned you in school,
We have feasted on your pages, we've devoured you rule by rule;
We've tortured and tormented you, we've given you no rest;
Our hand has been upon your throat, our foot upon your breast;
We have gorged your very vitals week by week and day by day,
But we repent, good Grammar, set you free and bid you play.
Good-bye, 0 dear Geography! What hours we've spent with you!
When, doubtless, you had other things you much preferred to do.
And History and Spelling! Reading, Writing, Music, too!
How well you've entertained us all the cheerful winter through!
So here's loving slap from us and take this kindly kick ,
And get you gone with Grammar and beloved Arithmetic.
Farewell, dear books, and judge us not by what we seem to feel;
Tom laughs, but that's because he has a stone-bruise on his heel;
Poor George has got the toothache, which is why he grins with glee,
And Martha's sprained her arm and so she's happy as can be.
The rest of us disguise our grief with many a merry shout; '
We're bearing up the best we can, though school sweet school is out!
Edmonton, Alta. Overturning of
gasoline launch in Saskatchewan
river here today caused death of six
of most prominent persons in city,
three men, three women.
Hoboken, N. J-Seldon Taylor, 37,
of Cleveland, 0., found dead in seat
of Lackawanna passenger train on it?
arrival here today.
Minneapolis, Minn. That scores
of men and women are slaves to he
roin, a derivative of opium similar
to morphine, but milder in its effect,
was brought to attention of city offi
cials today when parents of David
Viall, 20, asked to have him com
mitted to state farm for inebriates.
Springfield, 111. Frank G. Crane,
scab carpenter from St. Louis, in
dicted by Sangamon county grand
jury for murder of Robert A. Wilson,
union carpenter, in trades union
Eddyville, Ky. "General'May, no
torious throughout Kentucky, elec
trocuted at prison here for murder of
Sherman Meredith and wife. Third
electrocution at prison in week.
Sault Ste. Marie. Freighter J. H.
Sheadle went ashore in Lake Su
perior, and Freighter Coralia in Lake
Huron in last night's fog. Anxiety
felt for crew.
Creston, O. Edward Payson Wes
ton, walking from New York to
Minneapolis, passed through here to
day. Almost dead from heat
Indianapolis. Frank Agan, injur
ed in yesterday's fatal accident on
the speedway, will die, according to
Baltimore, Md. The British
steamer Wyneric, Captain Bonner;
loaded with 60 tons of dynamite and
due here two months ago, still miss
mg. Believed blown up. w
Memphis, Tenh. Mrs. Margare$