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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 16, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 10',
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to take care of her little child she should have addocl to her A. B, the further
degree of Q. M. qualified mother.
THE ABILITY OF HUMOR
Cousin Bill Taft tells this one on himself:
"I was eifroute to Philadelphia one day this week and had about 20
minutes to wait until train time. Consequently I went into a neighboring
drug store to buy a shaving stick. The clerk stared at me as he wrapped
it up and then remarked:
" 'You're the dead image of Taft."
" 'Please don't emphasize the dead part of it so,' was the reply. 'I feel
very much alive.'
This story leads an Eastern paper to remark that "but for the saving
grace of a sense of humor, Taft might be a morose old man, withdrawn
from the world and wrapped up in dreams of the past."
It is Cousin Bill's pronounced good nature that has made him loveable
and usable. And it is really a big quality in any man it doesn't render
blind to the practicalities. Jt explains why Taft could remain fat and happy
and unsophisticated through a long career of political job-holding.
It is the fellow who can see the humorous in the hard scramble for
wealth who lasts longest. Perpetual seriousness begets chronic morose-'
ness, narrowness and egotism. A laugh softens disaster and a joke takes
the sting out of defeat. There's nothing much sadder than a big man gone
Tie Cousin Bill Taft to a post with, a ten-foot rope and he would kick
some holes in the ground with his heel, tear off a pant button, take out his
jack-knife and start a game of golf with as many holes as the rope would
permit. It is his biggest and finest quality to come up smiling and he'll be
round and large and ruby and probably useful, after much abler men of his
day have dried in their shells, figuratively speaking.
"Yes, so many revolutions, you
know." N, Y. World.
He Yes, I was once within two
Fards of a tiger.
He At the Zoo!
"f should think the South Amer
cans would be an awfully dizzy peo
ple." "You would?"
Mrs. Nuwed (to dear friend-)
What's the secret of getting a new
frock from hubby after he refuses
Mrs. Wiley If at first you don't
succeed, cry,-cry, cry again!