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Occasionally some man has
sprung from the plain people
who sings because he must. He
was not trained to do it. He
had no expensive college educa
tion which made him think of
making literature. He simply
had melodies that crooned in his
brain and love for his kind that
abode in his heart, and the re
sult was true song.
Such a one was Burns of Scot
land; such another was Beranger
in France; and such, we are per
suaded, is James \Vhitcomb Kiley in America.
In each case their tirst friends and ftrat audiences
were composed of the plain people. Burns' simple
love songs, Beranger's ballads about home folk,
Riley's melodies about little children and Eloosicr
farms, went straight to-the heart of the people who
ordinarily do not care for poetry, because it is above
their heads. After all, most of us feel emotions more
rapidly than we think thoughts. We cry or we bragh
more readily than we ponder cloudy metaphysics.
And that is the reason we hail as our brother's cer
tain singers long before the critical pundits awake
to the astonishing fact that these men have pro
Riley, the -discoverer of "Little Orphant Annie"
and many another quaint lad and lass, will live in
our American literature just as surely as our Long
fellows and our Poes. And that is why it is fitting
that we should all celebrate his birthday today.
He has been peculiarly our kind of man—one of us,
living our kind of life, thinking our kind of thoughts,
sharing our sorrows and our joys.
So here is to Jim Riley—poet laureate of the plain
people, long may he sing for our delight 1
LET HER HUM
YOUR LITTLE GIRL is hunched up on the floor
playing with her dolls. She is unconscious of the
world of grown-ups. She is happy and, being happy,
she hums. Perhaps you are trying to read some ex
position of the tariff or some other intricate sub
i'ect, as analyzed in a speech reported in your paper.
*erhaps the little girl distracts your attention.
But—let her hum!
Don't for all the world disturb her. She is enjoy
ing that which soon she will never enjoy again—free
dom from care.
After a bit she will be a merry school girl, but
there will always be in the distance the worry about
tomorrow's lessons. She will in time be a blushing
high school graduate, but marring her perfect joy
will be the wonder about what life is to hold for her.
She will be a happy bride, but there will steal in
the chilling thought of what sorrows may come.
She will be a contented mother, rocking her babe
to rest, but visions will arise of diseases that may
strike down her dearest.
Always, as one grows, new responsibilities; new
tasks, new worries. So let your little girl hum now.
"STOP! LOOK! LISTEN!" BEFORE
The present patriotic work of Myron T. Hcrrick,
United States ambassador to France, is an investiga
tion of the French and German rural banking plan
ostensibly in the interest of the American farmers.
Herrick's plan when finally formulated may be all
right, and then again, it may he all wrong, from the
standpoint of the farmers' best interests. It may
turn out to be simply the Aldrich central bank
scheme in disguise, or a Wall-st substitute for the
discredited Aldrich scheme.
The great' feature of the European rural banking
plans is that they "keep the money of the small cities,
towns and farmers AWAY FROM the stqpk ex
changes so it can be used in legitimate commercial,
manufacturing and agricultural enterprises.
The great feature of any banking plan which can
get Wall-st support must be to get as much of the
money of the country as possible INTO New York
to be used by stock gamblers.
Once more we say Herrick's plan may prove to be
all right, but when it is sprung, "STOP,*LOOK AND
LISTEN" BEFORE YOU CHEER.
LOCAL socialists are in the position of one faction
having the candidates and the other ,the party or
THE city commissioners are satisfied that the
greatest need of the day is for some one to invent a,
system of running a municipality without levying
THE annual contest is now oh to see which can
kill the most—football or careless hunters.
CIGARETTE smoking is only a matter of
taste and opinion.
Editorial P*w of Cfte Cacoma Cimes' j MglJggg*
* Perfidious George. /
—What would you do, George, if you were left a widower?
Hub —Oh, I suppose the same as you would if you were left
a widow. ,- ■ ~ P**J~
Wife—You horrod wretch! And you told me you could never
care for anybody else! • ..',-,■'
"The Older Fashion. ... , fjj;
- Mrs. Shortley was discussing the latest fashions with a young
lady caller. . • . ,■ * ■.
"Did you say your husband was fond of those clinging gowns,
"Yes; he likes one to cling to me for aßout three years.—
Lipplncott's. ." • .. . , •*»__, -,■»* '
The One to Be Pleased. i '. ; A .' '
"No," said Packliam, "we never have boiled ham at our house
anymore." I Si** ■
"Why," said Ascum,-"I thought you were very fond of itr I-—1 '-—
"So I am, but my wife's pet dog won't eat it at all." —Detroit
Free Press. . ■>'? ■ . ■■ - *>\ V>J
Comes the first touch of fall
weather, a little coolness in the
air, and conies also, most cer
taialy, the annual pro-winter out
break of burglaries and holdups.
A good way to fasten windows
Is to run screws through the up
right frames, connecting both
upper and lower sash. If the
windows are to be tightly closed,
have screws at top of lower and
bottom of upper frame; if win
dows are to be opened a little
way for ventilation, the screws
should be farther down on the
lower frame and further up on
the top frame. No burglar can
work a screw driver backwards;
and he will have to take the
whole window pane out of he
wants to make his entry that
Locks on doors can be easily
opened from the autside; bolts
are more secure, but If the bolt
is placed as usual, with the bolt
running along the dnor and the
socket on the frame, any burglar
can cut through the door and
move the bolt. Reverse the bolt,
placing it on the casing, with the
catch or socket on the door and
you've foiled the man on the out
SCREWS TO MAKE WINDOW
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Spilling the Beans
AS IMIOI'HIISIKD »V NHW YORK FANS
GIVING JIR. BURGLAR A BATH.
If you can't bolt the door, slip
a wedge beneath It, having the
big end of the wedge fastened to
the floor by a nail or any sharp
pointed tool, such as an awl.
A double pointed nail with, one
"end resting against the door, the
other against the floor, will make
It impossible for any one to open
the door form the outside, for
the more one would push the
farther the nail would be jammed
into both door and floor.
Another good way to protect
door* Is to pile some kitchen pans
on a table with the broom ex
tending from the pans to the
door.. When Mister Burglar
opens the door he pushes against
.the broom and the broom throws
the pans on the floor. Result: A
great moise, and burglar runs for
If there is anything burglars^
don't like, it's noise. Tie a weight
to a cord, run the cord across the
door near the top, fastening it on
the other side. When the door
is opened it presses against the
cord, breaking it and sending the
weight down with a great crash.
One man who was bothered
with Intruders coming Into his
summer kitchen and making away,
with feed from the refrigerator;
A negro woman in Savau
ah was preparing to get mar
ried. For four weeks be
fore the ceremony she saved
up her wages, and immedi
ately after the wedding she
hunted up her mistress and
asked her to take charge of
"I'll take it, of course,"
said the puzzled lady; "but,
Mandy, -won't you be needing
your money to spend on your
"Miss May," said the bride,
"does you think I'se goin' tc
trust myse'f wid a strange
■ nigger and all dat money on
. we?" — Saturday Evening
hit upon this plan, there being
reasons why he couldn't bolt the
door. He filled a bucket of water,
tied it over the door with just a
couple of inches of bucket ex
tending down over the door.
When the door was opened the
bucket was overturned, droncli
ing the man below. That burg
lar never found out how he got
his ducking, but he never got over
If you are going away even
WEDGE OR DOUBLE-POINT
ED NAIL, TO KEEP DOOR
for the day, don't pull down all
the window shades and close the
windows. That tells a. burglar
looking for "jobs" that the house
is not occupied, and he may try
to enter either then or rhat
night. Leave some of the
blinds Hp, raise (and fasten)
some of the windows.
THERE'LL. BE A FRIGHT
FUL RACKET IF A BURGLAR
OP N8 THIS DOOR.
IT LOOKft TiIKE A CRI&IK
to separate a boy from a box of
Bucklen's Arnica Salve. Ills pim
ples, bolls, scratches, knocks,
sprains and bruises demand It,
and it* quick relief for bums,
scalds, or cuts Is his right. Keep
It bandy for boys, also girls. Heala
everything healable and docs it
quick. Unequaled for piles. Only
25 cents at Ryner Malstrom Drug
Co., 938 Pacific avenue.
The Times DaUy Short Story
Mil: RINGKD DATE.
liv Frank H. Williams.
Languidly Delia Price tore the
October sheet from the calendar.
For a moment she started idly at
the November sheet thua ex
liosed. and tlwn her attention was
suddenly riveted on a spot near
the edge of the parcr. Saturday
the 13th, wa» circled with a red
Delia leaned close to the calen
dar and investigated the mark
minutely. It was evidently not
printed on the paper. Someone
had drawn the ring there, and re
cently, too. She remembered hav
ing looked at the November sheet
two days before to ascertain the
"Mother," Delia called, "come
here a minute, will you?" She
pointed out to her mother the
mark on the sheet. "Now, who
do you suppose put that there,
That the stand-pat crowd la
gaping Its last breath in a fruit
less fight to put Stand-pat Hay on
the job again was indicated in a
story created in Seattle recently
to the effect that a progressive
club had been formed in Seattle,
and stated that It would support
Roosevelt and Johnson but that
it would knife Hodge for gover
nor. • -. §gj
The story Is absolutely false.
W. C. Snyder, state chairman
of the progressive party, wired lo
cal headquarters the following to
"Statement published broadcast
that the Roosevelt-Johnson club
would not support Hodge for gov
ernor Is false. The club la an
organization of business men or
ganized for the purpose of sup
porting the entire progressive
ticket as headed by the national
electors. The story is simply an
effort of the stand-patters to avoid
the coming storm.
"W. C. SN'YDER."
DON'T BE AN OLD MAN HUS
BAND BECAUSE OF GREY
. ... HAIR
'• Don't look sixty when your wife
looks only twenty. Don't be the
object of comment among your
friends and neighbors. Don't be
that grey-haired passe looking
fellow who's too old looking for
this and for that.
There's no excuse for it, duty to
yourself and particularly your
own desire to BE YOUNG look
young, to do the active energetic
things and keep up with the
YOUNGER GENERATION should
convince you that you ought to
GET RID of those "GREY
HAIRS"— to keep them out.
Nature never intended they
should be in a young head. Help
her along. —USE—
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and what does it mean?" Delia
Mrs. Price examined the mark
critically, but to Delia's observ
ant eye it seemed as though a
smile hovered around the corners
of her mother's mouth as she
"Mother," Delia cried. "I be
lieve you know what it ia. TeH
me all about it."
But Mrs., Price merely smiled
in reply and shook her head. Do
what she would, Delia could not
make her mother say anything
about the mysterious mark. Na
turally this state of affairs made
Delia more determined than ever
to get at the bottom of the affair.
She snatched up another calendar
lying on her desk, a little, sepa
rate day affair, and found that it
also had the 13th marked like the
Delia considered the matter in
all its phases. Evidently some
one must have had a red pencil
to make such a mark. To her
knowledge no one in the house
possessed such an article. Con
sequently, if the person who made
the ring and left the pencil about
the house, it might lead to the
discover of the person's identity.
Upon Teaching this conclusion,
Delia instituted a search for the
pencil. Almost immediately her
effort was rewarded. On^the big
table in the center of the living
room she found a red pencil.
When just on the point of pick
ing up the article, its peculiar
position and appearance arrested
That's what the children say about delicious
It's good for them, too.
Get a package of this delightful breakfast
food today. The whole; family will enjoy it.
Insist on having the Red Package.
Sperry Flour Company
Satisfaction Guaranteed or Money Back.
We all admire pretty
teeth—but not all
of us have them
Do they need
Just take a look In the mirror. Are there little decayed spots
on your teeth—are some broken or hollow?
These little troubles that do not cause you any pain right now,
will keep growing worse if you put off giving them the necessary
treatments. Later on they then become a source of much, trouble.
Hadn't you better see to yours now?
My dental offices are equipped with every convenience that
will help me to do the best work and also give my patient the most
Get your teeth Into a healthy condition— then others will ad
mire yours, instead of you envying theirs.
DR. L. F. WASSON, Mgr.
THE UNION DENTISTS
Cor. 9th and Pacific.
Monday, Oct. 7, 1912.
her. The pencil reposed squarely
in the center of a large blotting
pad. Its Up was pointed diagon
ally across the pad to 8 pile of
books, and the other end had
been cut in such a way as to re
semble tihe feathers on an arrow.
Undoubtedly the pencil was de
signed to direct someone's atten
tion to those books. Delia looked
the books over quickly. *k letter
sticking from one of them attract
ed her attention. It wu directed
to her, in red, and opening it sine
read the follow-in^, also written
"Dear Delia: I'm crazy about
you. On the 13th of this month
I hope to propose to you, but I
thought it only fair to give you
a little warning. I've told your
mother of my plans." (Here
Delia paused. "That's why my
mother smiled," she said to her
self, "and she thinks its the best
way.") "Think it over, and if
any time before the 13th you feel
you can accept me wear a red rose
in your hair. If you can't take
me, wear a white. I suppose it
will take you all of the 13 daya
to make up your mind; but please,
please try to make it up sooner.
Delia smiled to herself as she
hugged the letter to her heart."
"Thirteen days!" she laujhed;
then rushed through the house to
the garden, where she plucked a
red rose, and, her cheeks match
ing the rose in color, placed it
immediately in her hair.