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Ben Tillman's Gentle Side.
Joe Mitchell Chapple in Nationai
it is interesting to note how differ
ent many public men are from the
popular impression of them which
exists. The public picks out one
characteristic and makes a figure of
that, not considering the many other
points in man's makeup. There is
Senator Tillman, perhaps as fierce
looking a man as ever shook finger
across the aisles of the senate cham
ber, whose rasping voice and biting
sarcasms are as cutting as the win
ter winds. To many people this
man seems acid to a degree on first
acquaintance, yet when I tell you
that few men are possessed of a more
kindly and sweet disposition, you
a will be listening to the plain truth.
Would you ever think that this man,
who won his epaulettes in a war of
bitter words, is passioiaEely fond of
4 a.vrs. and that every moment he
can snatch from his duties is given
to the care and nurture o plants of
various kinds? Would 3 ou believe
that this man, in the very thickest
of the bitter life struggle today, yet
regards the flowers that grow for
him beneath the sunny skies of Car
olina as his dearest treasures and the
greatest luxury of his life? Ben Till
man may be a crank. He may have
peculiar ideas regarding the race
problemr, but nobody who has watch
ed him tenderly touching the petals
of a carnation or caressing the
leaves of a rose bush still steeped
in the morning dew, will fail to ap
preciate the revelation of a nature,
which, once seen, conveys a more
accurate idea of the man's charac
ter than could possibly be gained in
any other way.
Senator Tillman has also a humor
ous side to his mind, as the story he
tells aUout the silk hat he got to
make Washington calls in will show.
He was not happy in that hat. He
said he did not know what to do
with it nor how to handle it. When
he got through the calls, he came out
and walked up and down the street,
perhaps in an endeavor to get accus
tomed to unusual head covering. He
said he never felt so foolish in his
life and imagined that everybody was
looking at him. He had a yearn
ing to go home and get hold of his
slouch hat once more. Since that
time, however, he has acquired the
art of wearing a silk hat and does it'
gracefully as any man.
HOW TiHEY MARRIED.
A Youthful Husband's Wife Becomes
New York News.
Albert Grayland, of Sharon Minn.,
was only twenty years old, and
Myrtle Thyme, his sweetheart, was
eighteen when they sought a license
"You're not of age," said the clerk.
"You must have the consent of your
parents or a guardian."
"But I have no parents and no
guardian," replied Albert Grayland.
"Get a guardien, then," suggested
A queer light shone in the eyes of
the girl. "I'm eighteen years old,"
she said, ."and of legal age. Why
can't I be your guardian?"
They went to the probate judge.
Blushingly the girl told the judge
the story and asked to be appointed
the guardian of Alfred Grayland, in
fant. The judge had been young
himself once, and probably in love
a good many times. So he signed
the papers and Myrtle Thyme took
possession of her ward, Albert Gray
land, and all his property-he is well
off. She married him right away,
but under the laws of Minnesota, she
has to. report to the probate judge
every cent spent by her husband. All
his cigar money goes into the report.
When he spends fifty cents to see a
ball game the amount has to be in
serted in a bill of particulars and filed
with the court.
The young bride even was compell
ed to pay the $a fee for the license
and the $3 fee to the justice of the
peace. These expenditures she had
to report to the court as "marriage
exoenses" of her ward. Further
more, she must keep good eye to his
conduct, for in this state guardians
are responsible for the moral as well
as the financial welfare of their guar
While you co
If you have never tra(
to do so now. Our Goo
of same quality are sold
now to reduce our stock
This is one of our strc
largely and expect to ma
To make ready for our u
sell any Shoe in our Sto
To close out some odc
Cost: Pants, 50cts and t
$3.50 and up. We carr
dies' and Children's Und
ractive bargains in this li
on Beds, Bureaus, Han
Just received a Car ol
where, and will make rig
for anything you wish to
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ke this our banner Shoe Season,
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p; Coats, $1.00 and up; Suits,
y a complete line of Men's, La
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andsome sets of China-Ware on exhibition
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have labored to
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Candies of C
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it the same OLD
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