SHE HELPS MAKE HISTORY
Mrs. W. J. Bryan.
Washington, D. C, Feb. 5. Seri
ous pursuits dominates the women of
the cabinet 'circle. And it is very
largely due to the attitude and char
acteristics of Mrs. W. J. Bryan. She
is interested' in subjects and pursuits
which mean something more than
Mrs. Bryan is a doctor of letters,
as well as laws. She is a good inguist,
a student of current events and a
capital outdoor woman. Her tastes
are simple and her friendships steadfast.
There is no safe and sane easy way
to get thin if you are fat. It takes
good hard physical exercise and plen
ty of it, refraining from rich foods
and from long sleeping hours.
Mexican raincoats of tough, fibrous
grass are claimed to shed rain per
fectly, and they have the further
merit of being light and airy.
By Berton Braley.
The Bandit ravaged through the land
And left his mark on every hand,
For desolation lined the path
Which he had made in greed and
He looted, pillaged, far and wide,
The sweet and smiling country side;
He spoiled and wasted like a flame
And people trembled at his name;
His glutton cravings to allay
He did not hesitate to slay,
Not bravely, in fair open fight,
But meanly, foully in the night!
At last the people rose in ire
And trailed him on through muck and
By stream and copse, by hill and dale,
They followed grimly on his trail
Until that final moment when
They had him cornered in his den.
They brought him forth with choking
Yet, as he stumbled out, he spoke
And said, "By all. the rules, I swear
This sort of treatment isn't fair;
You show no just respect for me
Nor for this cave, my property;
You are not acting as you should"
But some one shot him where he
"He may be right," the men agreed;
"Perhaps we did not give due heed
To all the rules and all the laws
But he'd no right to howl, because
He plundered on a ruthless plan
And broke each law of God and man;
His hands with blood and gore were
We reckon he is better dead."
(I wonder if the trusts and such
Which have us strongly in their
Might, by some distant chance, be
To see the moral of this fable.)
Two of four duchesses in Rock-
hampton, a suburb of London, are
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