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Back where dandelions grow
Uvea my Amaryllis.
From her head to tip of to
1 lore ray Amaryllis,
She Is plain as plain can be.
But she's style enough for roe.
A dearer one you'll rarely see
Than Amaryllis. .
Throuchho woods and o'er the fields
Koama my Amaryllis. ' v
Ecstasy her sweet' voice yields
Amaryllis. Oft she lies there In the sun.
Gayly thlnldns happy one.
Glad the day Is nearly done '
Tv been offered prices crest
But to sell I somehow hats
For to part I don't know how.
All my folks would kick, I trow.
So I guess Til keep my cow
Figs and Dates.
It is a good plun to wash figs and
dates before giving them to children
or, for that matter, to any one. Their
sweetness attracts insects, and their
stickiness makes them a perfect home
for dnst and its undesirable germs.
Yet most people seem never to think
of this at alL Washing will not im
pair the flavor. On the contrary. It
makes them more agreeable to the sight
and touch as well as to the taste.
A Question Of Weights.
Senator Borah was talking at a din
ner in Boise about an embarrassing
question that had been asked at Chi
"The question.' he said, smiling,
"went unanswered. It was like little
"A young gentleman was spending
the week end at little Willie's cottage I
at Atlantic dry, and on Sunday even- J
Ing after dinner, there being a scarcity
of chairs on the crowded piazza, the
young gentleman took Willie on his
"Then during a pause in the conver
sation little Willie looked np at the
young gentleman and piped:
" 'Am I as heavy as sister Mabel? "
New York Tribune.
The First Coins.
The first coins were struck in brass
about 11S4 B. 0. and in gold and silver
by Pheldon, tyrant of Argos, about
The Original "Village Blacksmith?"
Dunchurch. near Bogby, England,
claims that its smithy is the original
forge which inspired the famous verses
on "The Village Blacksmith.' It Is a
picturesque old place, and the "spread
ing chestnut tree" still flourishes In
front of it
S. E. Cor. State and 36th Place, Chicago
Telephone Douglas 1565
Trousers in their present shape were
Introduced into the British army in
1813 and tolerated as a legitimate por
tion of evening dress In 1S1&
The Cubs smiled when they
read that the refrain "Tinker to Even to
Chance" trould have no successor. Col
This Is a slogan that thrills to the ear:
"Wagner to Yerkes to StabL"
Here or less trio, o nehxn' es von mlr,
"Wagner to Terkes to StahL"
Three of the niftiest ball playing seats
Ever referred to as'"stonewall defense."
Blip them a lyrical laurel wreath hence,
"Wagner to Terkes to StahL"
New York Man.
The Gulf Stream.
Western Europe's climate would be
changed entirely were the isthmus of
Panama and adjacent territory to be
submerged, for in that case the equa
torial current would be carried into
the Pacific ocean, and the gulf stream,
which does so much to warm Europe,
would not emerge into the Atlantic.
Oldest House In Paris.
The oldest house in Paris, built in
1407. is still standing. The house was
built by a philanthropist, KIcol Flam
el, and was originally used as a hos
telry for worklngmen.
"When we had climbed to the top
of the mountain we observed an old
man sitting on a rock with a pair of
glasses in his hands. Every, now and
then he would squint through them
and then let out a yell. Finally I ap
proached him and asked. 'Why do you
rubber and holler? He answered:
"Where be ye stopping
"Down at the Cliff hotel. I an
swered. "Then don't take up my time, or
I'll lose my job. I'm the famous echo
you read about In the advertisements
of this here place. Git outer th way
while I squeal!'" Cleveland Plain
The Game of Craps.
The game of "craps" Is an old one.
Is the word itself a corruption of the
French "crops." a favorite game in the
gambling halls of the Palais Royal in
the eighteenth century? Bescherelle
says it was a game played with dice
and of English origin: that the name
was sometimes written "krabs" and
the word was spoken when one suc
ceeded In throwing 2, 3, 11 or 12 at
the first cast.
The Screw Cylinder.
Invented about 230 B. C the princi
ple of the pumping screw, or screw
cylinder, is still the same for those in
Not the Proper Gait.
If your gats Is bending double
Go and remedy the trouble.
So not brace It with a prop that's
the proper way.
Shiftless habits are insidious.
And v,e hope It's not Invidious
TO tell you that to prop a gate will prs
Water contracts as it falls from the
.normal boiling point. 212 degrees, un
til it reaches 39 degrees. Below that
degree it expands, and at 32 degrees,
the freezing point, it will expand
enough to burst pipes and vessels
How It Was Done.
At a luncheon In NVw York Dr. Ly
man Abbott, sipping a gt:iss of Ice cold
milk, told a woman suflfnija story.
"I had heard a lot." he, said, "about
the wonderful success of woman suf
frage In Australia, so. uieetiug an
Australian woman one day. I asked:
" 'How did you vote, madam, at the
"The Australian woman answered
with a simper:
"In my mauve pannier gown, sir,
with a large mauve hat trimmed with
mauve ospreys.' "Washington Post
The ladies do the marching now.
The men Just sit around
And let the women show 'em bow
To make th' skies resound.
There was a time when fife and drum
Filled men an .boys with Joy.
But customs new and strange have come
Since father was a boy.
Cleveland Plata Dealert
The Legal Mind.
"I don't see how a lawyer can en
joy a ball game under the present
"What would a lawyer want?"
"I should think they'd wont to stop
the game after every decision and
have-it argned-ond ruled on, with a
court of appeals sitting constantly on
the side lines." Kansas City Journal.
The men who say
Hard work Is sweet
' Are those who live
On Easy street.
Fruit Eating Is Healthful.
If people ate more fruit they would
seed less medicine and would have bet
ter health. Fruit eaten early In the
morning on an empty stomach serves
as a stimulant to the digestion, and ap
ples and oranges eaten at any time in
the day are good for biliousness. Stew
ed prunes and figs are also healthful at
Strange as it may seem, beef may be
kept for months if Immersed in sour
milk. The lactic acid destroys the
germs of putriucation.
The average number of total and par
tial eclipses iu any one year Is four;
that the maximum Is seven and the
minimum two Where only two occur
they are always both of the sun. There
are a great many more eclipses of the
sun in the course of a year or a hun
dred years than there are of the moon.
Excluding Siberia, China is the jar
gest empire In Asia.
Mica .when reduced to a powder form
Is ttsed as a lubricant for high speed
machinery. It keeps the bearings free
I from dust and resists cold and damp-HAM
The Retort Courteous.
'An Englishman In Dublin was asked
by an Irishfieab driver if he wished to
tide through the -city.
"No replied the T'ngihmnn, "t am
able to walk."
, 'Ah, well," remarked the Jehu, "may
your honor Jong be able, but seldom
. -jmimg.' Boston Post
'A jellyfish weighing one pound con
tains over fifteen ounces of water.
Instead of raincoats, the Nicaragua?
wears a capote, which is a piece of im
pervious material almost square with a
hole In the center large enough for the
wearer to put his head through. It is
made by pouring rubber over un
Pliny' -Natural fllstory may be
regarded as the first encyclopedia,
since it contained 30.000 facts compiled
from 2fi00 books by 100 authors.
We've said It once.
And .we repeat. '
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.. j , Hade to eat.
5s. ' Houston Post.
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"' Embarrassment of Riches.
"What arecnr puzzling; about? "Tm
writing a sketlufor vaudeville on the
, Tcnrrent political situation." "WeByou
ought -to have plenty of good stuff to
put in." "That Jsnt what pozzies me.
"Ctb got so much good stuff I dont
know what to leave oaf Louisville
Jtorember is London's worst month
for fogs. During a good year the Lon
doner may have to breathe only fifty
fogs. In a Tery bad year he may. have
to endure as many as eighty. London's
countless coal flres, mingling soot with
-mist, contort the Londoner's fog for
him. The great majority of fogs In
the metropolis begin to form between
7 and 5 in the morning, just when most
fires are being lighted.
Tf typhoid fever breaks out In "your
vicinity eat nothing that has not been
subjected to .heat abore the, fn'iny
3 per cent allowed on Savings Accounts
Safety Deposit Vaults, $3.00 per Year
REAL ESTATE DEPARTMENT
As agent buy and sell Real Estate on commission, manages estates for non-residents,
including payment of uxes and looking after assessments. Money to loan
on Chicago Real Estate.
Especially Invites the patronage of Chicago business men.
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The finest building ever opened to Colored tenants in Chicago.
Steam heat, electric light, tile baths, marble entrance.
'Phone Randolph 803
J. W. Casey, Agent,
74 W. WASHINGTON STREET.
Telephone Yards 693
JOHN J. BRADCEY
Fire and Plate Glass Insurance
4709 S. HALSTED ST
Telephone Oalcland. 1787
The BELLE MEADE CLUB
- Buffet and Cafe
FRANK H. LEWIS, Proprietor
S059 Jkjnm our Ave-
Cor. SI st Street Chicago
Phone Dongl&s 4482
Automatic Phone 74-473
The La Verdo Cafe and Buffet
3100-2 STATE STREET. CHICAGO
First Clan Chinese and American Restaurant in Connecuoo
High Glass Entertainers
HARRY J. KELLY, Proprietor.
J1 'j cSsw
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JA Running Mate
Phone Aldine 3653
Hotel B3TULX3LS7iolS. I
Geo. W. Holt, Prop.
BUFFET, POOL AND BILLIARDS.
9 3nV4 Cut. Ct & r
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We are selling a little "Kitchen Heater" to be
hitched up on the "off side" of a gas range.
"Hooked double" they make a
great Winter pair. Li aqjld
weather the range needs help
to keep the kitchen warm.
This is just what the little kit
chen heater does it sup
plies the heat to keep the
kitchen warm and cozy while
the faithful range gives all of
its heat to the cooking of
The total expense is only just
what it was when you used
the range alone in the Sum
mer. For, strange to say,
the little heater, while it will
burn coal or coke, win do
just as well on short rations
of waste paper and garbage.
You simply throw-in the
paper and garbage you
commonly cany to the alley
throw It In two or three times a
day and the appliance yields all
the heat needed for an ordinary
Think of what this means it means
that yon can-cook all winter on a
gas range, entirely free from
the drndgery of handling wood,
coal, ashes and dirt. At the same
time you can heat your kitchen
with waste you generally tote out
into the cold and wet. '
There won't be a home in this city
without one of these kitchen heat
ers when the people learn about
them. We expect to Install thirty
thousand this Fall better order
. one now before the rush season.
A F. Cedoso
Elite Buffet and Cafe
S030 State Street
Tkau Seatlu 8259
Oias. Hints, M1W
THE PEOPLES GAS LIGHT C& COKE COMPANY
Peoples Gas Building
Ehaaghal has a modern kindergarten,
and more are to be established.
Better decoration of schoolrooms is
one of the alms of an association for
national coltnre recently formed- In
In Enropean countries .children at
tending private schools or being edu
cated at home are obliged to pass a
state- examination Identical -with that
prescribed for children In the public
schools at the end of the coarse,
Ueariy one-fourth of the boys and
girls who enter the American public
schools reach the high school. This.
too, -when the work of the high school
of today is almost as adraaeed as
that of the college of a few year age.
"" The Burglar's Jimmy.
"Why does the burglar call the tool
with which he opens windows and
doors a Jimmy? No one seems to be
sure. Perhaps it Is merely a pet
name. The French burglar calls his
jimmy "Frere Jacques, which la first
cousin to Jlmmy."
Dates on Coins.
James V. of Scotland was the first
to put dates on bis coinage.
The 6VCIock Club.
London once had a Six o'clock club,
which consisted, of six members only,
who met at 0 o'clock in the evening
and'feeparatcd at C o'clock In the morn
lag: Or. Brooks and the celebrated
Greek scholar Porsoa were members
WILLIAM LEWIS. Prop. HENRY C. SNEED.MVr
Phone DougIas-3309 Automatic 75-173
MINERAL SPRING CLUB
BUFFET AND C A FE
3517 S. State Street, CHICAGO
HIGH CLASS INTERTAINERS EVERY EVENING
:VttL NOT FAII53
WE SOLICIT YOUR PATRONAGE
Wm. D. Neighbors, Cashier
Phone Calumet 2918.
2728 Wabash Ave.,
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