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THE AKGUS. SATURDAY. JUNE 20. 1908.
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Saturday, June 20, 1908.
you satisfied with the
No there will not be four years
more of Roosevelt, nor of Taftevelt.
It is terrifying to think what young
Mr. Hitchcock may do when he grows
"Give Bryan a chance" promises to
be the battle cry of the approaching
The greatest misstep of the perform
ing elephant was the nomination of
Sherman for vice president.
Eight billion dollars' worth of crops
are promised this year. But let's keep
our chests down until after the har
vest The nomination of Sherman for
vice president meets with Joe Can
non's hearty approbation. That is
Joe Cannon's presidential boom sub
sided without a struggle.
"Since It was so' quickly done for.
Wonder what It was begun for!"
The population of the world is now
estimated to be about 1,503,000,000.
Of this number 150,000,000 are black,
00.000,000 yellow, and 750,000,000
Capital Invested In Canadian ' fac
tories 'Is $834,000,000, a gain of 86
rer cent in five years. Factory work
ers increased 13 per cent and wages
paid 43 per cent.
The first watermelons are in the
market, but they are not half so lus
cious as those undeveloped, half-ripa
variety the boys steal from a farmer's
patch after nightfall along In Sep
tember. Some learned Englishman has said
that American women haye the beot
husbands in the world. There ar,g'
women who wonder what their cist'?!,
of other countries have drawn
Sherman has beenin congress for
20 years, is a banke and has always
been a trust favojIng standpat tariff
wall republican. nomination is
consequently 'mensely pleasing to
Wall street. -
In NejYork they have started a
new wa on tne Jce trust, a most m.
opporti ne proceeding in view of the
actf.nat the "Utica ice trust chief
ff8 .just been nominated for vice pres
et of the United States.
' . .:
t The hardest rap that is being given
. Judge Taft by newspapers throughout
the country is the republication of
portraits of him in judicial robes
when he became father of the theory
of government by injunction.
Arthur I. Vorys, prenominatlon man
ager in Ohio for Secretary Taft, who
may be appointed chairman of the
republican national committee to sue
ceed Harry S. New of Indiana, has
been insurance commissioner of Ohio
bince 1900. Among Insurance men he
is held in highest esteem, and during
the nominating campaign added to his
acquaintance many warm friends. He
was born In Lancaster, Ohio, in 1S56,
and is a graduate of the Ohio State
university.. Mr. Vorys was admitted
to the bar in . 1880. He began prac
tice in bis native town and subse
quently was elected city solicitor.
The-retirement of a-popular bull
fighter In Spain creates almost as
much ' sensation ; as that of a prime
minister. The ; latest to retire from
the ring is Antonio Fuentes, one of
the. finest swordsmen in , Spain
Fuentes, in conformity with tradition,
has just cut off his ''cdleta," the lock
of hair worn on the crown of the head
which Is only cut when the bull-fighter
has given up the ring once and for
all. The celebrated matador Is not
yet-40 years old, and made his debut
at the age of 12. Since then he has
figured in about 800 bull fights, and
made something like $1,000,000 out. of
it. As each bull fight lasts only about
three hours, Fuentes has worked 300
days of eight hours for his $1,000,000
Luke E, Wright, who will be ap
point secretary of war to succeed Sec
Tetary William H. Taft, resigned be
cause of his nomination for the pres
idency, has been - something of an
understudy for the secretary, "follow
ing him previously in the governor
generalship of the Philipine Islands,
He is a Tenneesean by birth; his home
being in Memphis, and a lawyer of
mtional ' repute. For eight years he
was attorney . general of .Tennessee, party is up against some tough prop
In the free, silver fight he was a gold os-Kions. It has struck the injunction
democrat. From 1900 to 1904 he was stag. It has bumped into the rail
a member of the Philippine comniis- toad securities snag. It has crashed
sion and president in the last year; jinto the trust snag with a dull sicken
then he was appointed governor gen- ing thud. It has fallen into pitfalls,
eral of the islands. Two years ago. and plunged in'o snares,
he was appointed the first American The high tariff adherents and re
ambassador to Japan and filled (he visionists, the trust busters and the
office for a year. Mr. Wrght was born 'capitalists cannot agree among them
The Democratic Opportunity.
This year presents the democratic
opportunity. The republican national
convention at Chicago emphasized this
fact, a fact by the way adrukted by
republicans everywhere as well as by
democrats. The outcome of the Chi
cago doings is not received with
satisfaction by the great mass of re
publicans. William Allen White in his
frank but pointed analysis of the con
vention's four days' work In the Chi
cago Record-Herald says; "the presi
dent gave Taft to the people, the peo
ple gave the platform to the machine
and the machine got Sherman." Wal
ter Welhnan, the famous correspond
ent, speaking from an unbiased stand
point in the same paper, declares that
the nomination of Sherman, together
with the platform, divides the honors
with the conservative wing of the
party 'and the whole affair indicates
a hot fight before the country.
The platform means nothing, unless
to adhere to the republican cry of
"letting us alone." On the tariff issue
it is ambiguous. On the' great ques
tion of, the power of federal injunc
tion, which the party itself recognized
as all important, the position of the
party is evasive. President Gompers
of the American Federation of Labor,
who was on the ground pleading for a
positive declaration of this vital ques
tion, says the unions throughout the
country will fight the adopted plank,
which is as follows:
"The republican party will uphold
at all times the authority and integ
rity of the courts, state and federal,
and will ever insist that their powers
to enforce their process and protect
life, liberty and property shall be pre
served inviolate. We believe, how
ever, the rule of procedure in the fed
eral courts with respect to issuance
of writs of injunction should be more
accurately defined by statute; that no
injunction -or temporary restraining
order should be issued without notioi
except if irreparable injury woul'j' re
sult from the delay, in which case a
speedy hearing thereafter should be
Gompers to use own language,
declares "labor xunot be satisfied
with any makejfts, half way prom
ises that meaj' nothing." What Gom
pers says y the anti-injunction plan
applies to-every socalled declaration
In the platform". which taken as
whole'js but a string of makeshifts,
subterfuges and platitudes.
"rj make certain of meeting the de
"ZSnds of the moneyed and trust in
terests and insuring if possible a dup
licate of the famous Cortclyou cam.
paign fund of four years ago, Sher
man, the New York trust representa
tive, who in every recent session ot
congress has been the trusted aid of
Cannon in blocking legislation aimed
at tariff modification or relief from
combines seeking to throttle compe
tition, was named for vice president.
Sherman is described as the Mark
Hanna type of republican politician,
a man of moneyed interests, known
in New York state as the "Utica ice
trust chief." Having amassed a for
tune during his term as congressman
he originally severed his adherence to
democratic principles because the re
publican party offered more oppor
tunities for the attainment of his am
bition in life to become a rich man.
With those who represent the com
iron interests of mankind in the re
public, whose supplications were ig
nored in Chicago, looking now to Den
ver for recognition at the hands of a
party which will nominate as its
standard bearer a man of the people.
whose theories of government have
been vindicated by the highest repre
tentative of the , party that,-is about
to go out of power, ; the democrats
will enter the campaign in a spirit
otL confidence and enthusiasm never
And they will ireceive no small
measure of encouragement irum
republicans weary of the attitude of
their own party and anxious to con
tribute to the deserved "rebuke that
will be administered in the Novem
. Burrows' Keynote.
Senator Burrows' speech . as tempo
rary chairman of the republican jna-1
tional convention - was patnetlcaiiy
fame. It was not a thrilling call to
arms: It was not an inspiration to the
convention and to the delegates to en
dorse the leadership of the- man who
was to be the standard bearer W. H.
Taft. It fell upon the convention as a
frost, and was more in the nature of
an apology to Roosevelt for not nom
inating him for, a third term, than a
clarion keynote of promised victory.
There was fear during the long, dron
ing reading' of the address that Bur
rows was not to be temporary, but per
manent chairman. The fear was that
he would never quit
But it was not Senator Burrows'
fault. His was an embarrassing posi
tion. . He sought to do the right thing,
to pay tribute to his chiefr-'Theodore
Roosevelt" as he called him during a
lapsus lingua. For a minute . there
was applause for Roosevelt The key-
note was not "Tafty" but frosty. The!
speech almost , depopulated . the.; con-
vention hail when the speaker tried to
show how the republican party had
made tne nation rich and prosperous,
But you can't blame Burrows. His
Burrows was more to be pitied than
Taft Not the Real Choice. '
During the republican national con
vention, the Chicago Journal, repub
lican, had this to say of the prospects
of Taft's nomination and election:
"The convention will not name Mr.
Taft because it wants him, or because
it thinks' he can lead the party to vic
tory. It will name him solely because
Mr. Roosevelt has demanded his nom
ination. "If federal patronage had not been
employed in Taft's behalf, if family
funds had not been spent lavishly, if
Mr. Roosevelt were not also popular
as well as feared, Mr. Taft ould not
have 50 delegates in the convention.
outside of his own state.
"But he will be nominated, despite
the fact that there are serious doubts
whether he can be elected, republican
delegates think it more necessary to
p!ease President Roosevelt than to
carry the election. t They will name
Mr. Taft without enthusiasm, and,
after the convention has adjourned,
will go home and pass through a
campaign in which neither they nor
any other republicans have any real
"Mr." Taft is probably competent to
fill the' presidency, if he is elected.
But, If he is .to be elected, there will
have to be a great change in republi
A Passenger's Rights. .
Every Httle while we lea.n some
thing new as to our right? and priv
ileges as streetcar passengers. A
New York judge h;js just handed
down a decision to the effect that it
is the duty of a, street railway com
pany to keen- or(icr among passen
gers on bc-a.-a its cars, and that any
innocent an(j orderly passenger suf
f'virig on account of a breach of
peace by other passengers, has a
cause of action against the company.
The point was brought out in a
personal injury suit of a woman pas
senger who was struck in the face
and quite seriously injured by a shoe
thrown by one of a number of half
rirunken men, engaged in an alterca
tion.- in tne trial court she won a
$S00 verdict, and the company appcaH
ed, contending in the higher court
that ber grievance ' was not against
the, company), but .against, the thrower
of the shoe. The theory of the com
pany was that it is the duty of pas
sengers to protect themselves agams
The higher court, however, did not
share this view. It held that the prh
ilege of riding on street cars, for a
consideration, does not carry with it
the presumption that a passenger
must be proficient in the art of dodg
ing shoes or other missiles, parrying
thrusts or sidestepping blows. ' Riots
on street cars are clearly out of place,
says the opinion, and the company
which will tolerate them "commits an
offense against civilization," The
judgment of the lower court was af
It is not likely that this principle
of law will be invoxed In the "wild
and wooly west," says the St. Joseph
News-Press. The air of street cars
of this section is comparatively full
of shoes, being vitiated otherwise. The
men commonly are standing, having
given their seats to the women, arid
it. is therefore inconvenient to remove
their footwear, whether to prosecute
hostilities or for other purposes. How-
ever. It is a comfort to know that the
female passenger in the east will not
have to wear a catcher's mask and
carry a rawhide shield to ward off
hurtling brogans. CulUire in the me
tropolis has scored another victory.
Physical Strength in Colleges.
A gymnastic director at Harvard
university has just published in tire
"Harvard Graduates Magazine" some
interesting data regarding physical
Improvement among the students of
this great New England university.
He asserts that among the underrad
uates who have come under his ob
servation number described as con
stituting considerably more than onu
fcalf of the student bodv there nas
been a perceptible increase in height
weight and muscular strength since
1880. It would be well if the view3
of physical culture experts in other
American colleges and universities
could be collected and compared on
Notwithstanding all the -criticisms
which have been aimed at. them and
the abuses which have sometimes ac
companied their extension, there is
little doubt that collegiate athletics
as a whole have exercised a distinctly
beneficial influence oh the lives of
scores of thousands of young men
This does not apply merely to those
who have won places on the various
teams that have engaged in intercol
legiate contests. For every youth who
has competed to secure this coveted
honor, there have been many others
who have felt the stimulus of an am
. bitlori ,to Improve their own physical
fitness and endurance.
Excesses in athleticism are to be
fltplored and ought to be checked
. But ii is no small gain for the future
of tbe nation If a steadily increasing
proportion of 'college students are
learning the importance of 'strength
cning and developing the frames
whch nature has given them.
Local Kegulation of.the Liquor In
It is sincerely to be regretted that
any disposition should develop or
threaten to develop through the ef
forts of liquor interests in any form
that will involve a fresh agitation of
fie control of the saloon question in
Rock Island. It is not necessary that
The Argus reassert its own position
on. this subject. Suffice is it to say
that it has always stood for decent
rnd proper regulation of the liquor
traffic along reasonable, conservative
and business-like lines. It believes
that in regulation reposes the
only practical means of dealing with
the saloon subject and the elimination
from it of every immoral and illegiti
rrate phase. The fact is to be do
plored therefore, that out of the liquor
interests which promised to see to it
that the business was made as clean
as possible when they succeeded hi
defeating the $1,000 license proposi
tion should come even a semblance
of a tendency to force by process of
law the municipal government to re
issue license denied for sufficient
The people will not submit to any
element in the saloon business over
riding the town, and sooner or later
the force of such a proceed
ing will react. As has been
often said, the saloon should be put
in its place and made to stay there.
The dive will never more be coun
tenanced. Tetter Cured.
A lady customer of oirs had suffered
with tetter for two oi three years. It
gof so b.a on her AjJds that she could
not attend . to her household duties.
One box of Chamberlain's Salve cured
her. Chamberlain's medicines give
splendid satisfaction in this communi
ty M. II. Rodney & Co., Almond, Ala.
Chamberlain's medicines are for sale
by air druggists.
SljeTIrgus Daily Sliort Story
The Story of the Count By Clarissa Mackie.
Copyrighted, 1U08, by Associated Literary I'rcss.
"Of course I do not wish to marry
the count," said Miss Bernard petu
lantly. "If Aunt Dorinda gave you to
understand" She paused significantly.
"She did give me to understand that
the affair was settled," muttered Em
ory, bis gloomy eyes fixed on the
flashing sails in the harbor. "In fact,
she .intimated that Americans cut no
Ice In the matter."
"Poor auntie loves a title," sighed
Jean, rufflng her pretty hair distracted
ly. "Why couldn't she rmrry the count
Emory got upon his feet with sudden
alacrity. There was fire In his red
brown eyes and determination in the
lines of his strong Jaw.
'If Miss Leigh marries the count.
will you marry me, Jean?" he asked
Miss Bernard stared; then she laugh
"Why not? With auntie's craving
for a titled position satisfied, I believe
I might Don't not yet!" She ward
ed off Emory's impulsive movement
and sought refuge behind a high back
"WHY WHY, 8TAKMKBED MISS LKIGH
COXFUSEDliX "WHY NOT 1"
ed chair. "And now be oft about your
business, Mr. Marriage Broker!"
She smiled derisively at him. Emory
picked up his hat and ran down the
steps. . . . I
."What are yonr engagements for this
evening, Jean?" he asked calmly.
"The dance at the Bicknells', of
"And Miss Leigh and the count?"
"They dine with - Mrs. Frake and
come to the dance afterward." '
"I will see you at Bicknells', 'Jean.
Come early, dear," he said brazenly.
"Run away, you bold, bad, mere
American!" retorted Miss Bernard sau
cily; then she watched, him as he strode
down the path and on to . the shore
road, a warm light In her gray eyes.
"I would whether auntie married, the
count or not," she murmured mysteri
"Eet ees ze beautlfulness of ze even
ing zat appeals to my . lovalre soul!
gurgled Count Leon Despagne as be
joined Miss Dorinda Leigh on the ve
randa of the Frake mansion. - - -
Mlsa Leigh adjusted a lorgnette to
ber high bridged nose- and peered up
at lh.e etax. Jew elsajfejjmsLlliefl., ever
Celebrating His JJOth
John Holdorf, better known as "Fath
er" Holdorf, is today celebrating his
SOth birthday anniversary at his home
in South Rock Island. A family gath
ering, participated in by his five chil
dren, 11 grand children and throe great
grandchildren, is beiny J?fid. Mr. Hol
dorf was bor. in'Schleswig-IIolstein,
Cermanv juue 20, 1S2S. He served
his country in the army through the
war of 1S48, and with his family came
to America and to iRock Island, in
1SG0. For many years he engaged in
the carpentering and contracting busi
ness and later conducted a saloon on
Ninth street. His wife, whose maiden
name was Anna Luppy, died in 1S91.
Five children are living to take part in
today's celebration, William of Chica
go; Ferdinand, vice president of the
Davenport Malting company, and Mrs.
Julia Jacobson, Mrs. Margaret Tuys,
and Mrs. Bertha Tuys, all of this city.
the moonlit bay, with its hundred an
chor lights vaguely indicating the
whereabouts of pleasure craft
"It is very pleasant," she replied
practically, "but of course It cannot
compare with your own country! The
romance, the beauty, the stateliness of
the old chateau" She sighed luxuri
"Ah, eet ees glorious, . ze vale de
Loire; ze maguiflcentChateauDespagne.
Ah, mademoiselle, what ees all of eet
without your beautiful niece? You
haf been so kind, so gracious, you are
quite sure?" His voice quavered
"There la no doubt about It, count,"
returned Miss Leigh in a tone of dec!
sion. "Of course Miss Bernard is quite
young, but I assure you she is not as
thoughtless as she may appear, and I
am quite, sure that your affection Is
The count grasped ber thin white
band with an ecstatic cry. At that mo
ment a servant approached them. "A
note foe Miss Leigh," he said.
Miss Leigh went to .the drawing
room window and perused the note in
the stream of light that sifted through
the lace draperies. When she turned
her face was quite white and her
handa shook tremulously.
"Order my car around, please," she
said to the servant, and as he departed
6he whispered to the count: "This is
terrible! I have Just . received news
that my niece has eloped with that
villainous young Emory! Will you join
me In the pursuit, dear count?"
'ISacre!" muttered the count bitterly
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Three private offices, open
Wednesday and Saturday even
ings. " , - . 'v '
as"he folfowed Miss Leigh to the draw
ing room to make their adieus. Five
minutes later they were seated in the
tonneau of the huge vehicle and whirl
ing rapidly along the shore -road to
ward the east. ;
As the miles curled out from under
the tires Miss Leigh gasped scanty particulars-of
the flight. -
"It was an anonymous letter, froia
aome friend. I suppose. They elopJ
from the Bicknell dance in his auto
mobile, going toward the east."
"Zere are so many cars," whimpered
the count, turning up the collar of his
light overcoat, "we caurot iJentify ze
villain." His thin voice shook with
"It is a white car. There are not
many going this way. You see we
are meeting some. None of them ia
white. I have ordered Francois to
spare nothing to make the time." The
chauffeur, bending low over the steer
ing wheel, let out the speed a little
more, and the machine swayed from
side to side with a zipping, tearing
grind that precluded any further con
versation. Watchful and observant. Miss Leigh
and her guest Bank into silence, and an
hour passed as they whirred their way
through town and village, eluding vig
ilant constables with reckless daredev
lltry on the part of Francois, who was
drunk with a lust of speed. Ou the
outskirts of the city Jflss' Leigh or
dered him to slow down, and presently
the machine panted motionless at the
roadside while Miss Leigh and the
count took counsel together.
At that instant, out of the darkness
behind them, there shot a triangular
ray of light, and a white car swooped
down and stopped beside them.
"Oh, Aunt Dorinda! How could
you?' came Jean's reproachful young
"Count, I am sure you can make
some explanation"' thundered Emory
in stentorian tones.
now could I what? What do you
mean,' Jean? Such impertinence on
your part Mr. Emory! Why I under
stood I received a note saying that
you and Jean were eloping, and of
course of course tne count and I were
'It didn't look like It, Miss Leigh,"
said Emory in a muffled voice. "It
would be most ridiculous for Jean and
me to elope, for Jean Is going to marry
me anyway, but as soon as we heard
of your el er that is, as soon as we
heard that ' the count had kidnaped
'Eet ees a lie! I haf not done zat
thing!" vociferated the counts voice
out of the darkness. "Eet ees ze young
mademoiselle zat I lofe! Without her
I am deespairing beggar for lofe!"
"You are making a scene, count," re
monstrated Miss Leigh coldly. "As
for you. Jean, you have broken my
heart I did not know you were 60 de
ceitful! When I spoke about the cha
"Mademoiselle," whispered the count
with passionate Intensity, "why not
conzole my loneliness and go v; me
We will enjoy ze plaisure ze beauty
"Why why," stammered Miss Leigh
confusedly "why not?"
Learn to Obey.
Lenrn to obey! By obedience I. do
not mean a merely outward submission
to outward force and authority, but the
voluntary subordination of one's own
will under the will of a better and
higher intelligence. lie who has not
learned to do this In childhood will
have great difficulty In learning it In
later life; he will rarely get beyond
the deplorable and unhappy state that
vacillates between outward submission
and uproarious rebellion. No greater
wrong can be one to childhood than
the one caused by our desire to spare
it the necessity of obeying. Whoever
conceives the -duty of the educator to
consist In giving in to all desires of
the child. In gratifying all Its wishes,
makes himself gulltyi of the gravest
sin toward his child! He denies it
what In view of Its future mission, it
cannot afford to lose namely, the ex
erclse in voluntarily subordinating its
own will under necessity, be it a nat
ural or a social one. Professor F.
Paulson, University of Berlin, In Edn
8 1 range Feats of Eye and Hand.
An expert who prided himself upon
the smallness of his writing sent the
president of the French academy a
grain of wheat on whleti he had writ
ten 221 words. A Polish poet wrote
all of Homer's "Uliad" on a piece of
paper which could be rolled up small
enough to go into a nutshell.
In the sixteenth century a man named
Mark offered to Queen Elizabeth a gold
chain of fifty links. The chain was so
fine it could not be seen nnless it was
put' on a sheet of white paper. To
prove its lightness Mark tied it to a fly.
which flew away with it The most
enrjous fact In thte matter, which re
quired so extraordinary a facility of
touch for making this ornament, was
that Mark was a blacksmith, accus
tomed to all kinds of heavy tools all
A Spaniard. Joseph Faba, made a
carriage as large as a grain of wheat.
Under a magnifying glass it was pos
sible to see the Interior fitted-up with
seats, every detail being carried out to
No Need of Suffering from Rheuma
It is a mistake to allow anyone to
suffer from rheumatism,' as the pain
can always he relieved, and in most
cas3 a euro effected by - applying
Chamberlain's Liniment The relief
from pain which it affords is alone
worth many times its cost It makes
sleep and rest possible. Even in cases
! of long standing this liniment should
; be used on account of the relief which
it affords. Do not be discouraged, un
til, you have given it a trlaL For sale
by all druggists. . . .
Humor mi Philosophy
By DUNCAN M. SMITH
When a man has a bank account his
wife often contributes by adding an
L to It
Often what Is gospel to one genera
tion is superstition to a later.
There are many v people who can't
distinguish between loyalty and ob
It Is better to have tried and won
than never to have tried at aU.
You need mucfi patlecvft and per
severance when you cajole a wise man
and some wisdom when you cajole a
Alimony may be defined as first paid
to the injured.
Buying experience is very much like
paying doctor's bills
Always try to do yonr best, but not
It is often hard to be honest, bat not
necessarily honest to be bard.
It isn't a bad thing to know what
not to do unless you do It
Thore is something wrong with a
woman who doesn't mind a flirtatious
husband unless he belongs to another
I'm making a collection - .
Of rare and curious coin a '
To get a goodly number -
I've girded up my loins. -For
heavy foreign pieces s.
I do not cere a alam.
I make a specialty of those
Turned out by Uncle Sam.
No coins from foreign countries
Are what I have in mind.
Though curiously minted
And striking of their kind;
No brassy Chinese money.
Square holed and on a string;
No Asiatic pieces
That swarthy travelers bring.
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I do not care for coppers .' , '.
Dug up from ancient Rome.
I want the modest pennies
They turn out nearer home. "
The coins of ancient Britain
To me do not appeal.
Nor even Spartan money
Cut out from low grade steel.
The dollars of our daddies.
The bank notes crisp and new.
The bright and yellow eagles.
Will for my purpose do
The common five cent nickel.
The quarter that will pass
Or any make or pattern
Of money in that class.
Had Paid For It
"You 6eem to think you know more
than your father," Bald the irritated
parent to the flippant young man just
out of college.
"Does It annoy you, dad?"
"Annoy me, yon impudent young ras
cal! Of course it does." '
"Well, dad, there is another way of
looking at It You can feel that IL500
a year you have been paying for me
hasn't been wholly wasted."
"Come over and see my dog. I have ,
a great pup. He can do all kinds of
tricks, and you ought to bear him
"What does he speak?"
"He barks, of course."
- "All right 111 come, then, X only
wanted to find out I was afraid he
might speak 'Curfew Must Not Ring
.Tonight' " '
"Yes, he Is given to walking the floor
In his sleep."
"Can't he break himself of the
"He doesn't want to. It Is the finest
thing in the world when he has to
walk the floor with his baby at night"
No Ring to Show. '
"I hear that Florence Is engaged."
"It must be a mistake." ' ' . J .
"Why so?" '
"She always wears gloves." .
Our minister spoke feelingly this
morning a poo
the beauties of
"Tes.' Did he
tell you how
they are best
deck of a steam
--f yacnt with a
powerful a n
handsome field glass."
" ; Must Go Up.
When man sometimes gets caught .
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"The devil and the sea : t
The only thing for htm to de f -v
I climb a tree. ... i"-jL"; '
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out wu u tuvorce. -J .
' "What for?"
"So that she can qualify lor -j