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ANIMALS YOU OUGHT TO KftOW
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The gopher rat never loafs. If he
didn't work he'd die. If the gopher
rat doesn't use the sharp ehisel-like
teeth that bulge from his little snout
they grow long, curve backward and
sooner or later cause death. His
claws, too, must be kept busy or they
REPUBLICANS PLACE PARTY
REINS IN WOMAN'S HANDS
Des Moines, la. For the first time
in the political history of Iowa the
reins of the Republican party have
been given into the hands of a wo-
grow out like tendrils of a grape vine
and cause him a great deal of trouble.
From constant digging and gnawing
at strong substances the gopher rat
has become one of the strongest
members of the rodent family.
Gophers have been known to chew
heaw wine cables in two. l
man. Mrs. Emma K. Blaise of Des
Moines- has just been made manager
of organization work for the party.
She helped to engineer the cam
paign of Dolliver, Cummins, Lacey
and Garst and later for the present
governor, George W. Clarke. She
has been acting as state pardon clerk.
WOULDN'T STAND IT
The maid-of-all-work in the service
of a provincial family, the members
whereof are not on the most amica
ble terms, recently tendered her re
signation, much to the distress of the
lady of the house.
"So you are going to leave us?"
asked the mistress sadly. "What's
the matter, Mary? Haven't we al
ways treated you like one of the
"Yis, mum," said Mary; "an' I've
sthood it as long as I'm goin' to!"
When plates and dishes have to be
warmed in the oven, if a newspaper
is placed underneath it will break
the heat and prevent the plate's from,
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