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; .Monday, October 12, 1908.
SHALL THE PEOPLE ItVLEt
"For P-ssident of the Unite
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN
-. ' Of Nebraska.
For Vice President,
v JOHN WORTH KERN
PT United States Senator Ijiwrsnoi-
for Governor Adlal E. Stevenson.
For Lieutenant Governor Elmer A.
For Secretary of State Xelpho F.
. 'For -Auditor Ralph Jeffries.
For State Treasurer John B. Mount.
For Attorney General Ross C. Hall.
" For Clerk of Supreme Court John I
University Trustees Edward Tilden.
A. I White, Isaac S. Raymond (long
term); A. L. Bliss (short term).
For Representative in Congress M
For Member of State Board of equal
ization Eli Dixson.
For State' Representative Henry I
' . COUNTY.
For State's Attorney Robert R. Rey
nolds. For Coroner Dr. M. J. O'Hern.
For Survey or George H. Hicks.
"Shall the People Rule?" Uncle Joe
Cannon votes No.
It is quite possible Foraker will at
tend none of Taft's meetings in Ohio.
The old "big sticc" was not so dam
aging to Taft's campaign as the young
- because Mr. Taft registered in a
plumber's Ehop he hasn't a lead-pipe
The Philadelphia Record remarks
that -people who are satisfied to take
things as they come seldom get much
.Rock Island democrats should send
a' good crowd to Mollne next Wednes
day night to hear Hon. John Lind and
Hon. E. E. Perry.
The agricultural department has dis
covered rats that are afflicted with
pathogenic haemogregarine hepatozoon
pernieiosum.. This is even worse than
Down in Rio they figure that by 1915
there will not be any stored up sur
plus or. visible supply of coffee in the
world ; but what can they tell about
the chicory crop? .
In his' Chicago speech Mr. Sherman
observed : "I speak for little Willie as
well as for myself." It will be ob
served that Sunny Jim has a delightful
A Campaign of Trusts.
At the last . meeting of the demo
cratic national committee a special
fund of $5,000 was appropriaed and
sot apart for the express purpose of
punishing any person or corporation
which endeavors to coerce employes
to vote for Mr. Taft. Special counsel
will be retained and. vigorous prosecu
tion will follow. .
Judge M. J. Wade of the committee
said today:" "We might as well settle
the : question during this campaign
whether under the law an employer
may club his employes intovoting as
he directs. Threat s of reduction In
wages as inducement to vote for Taft
is bribery, plain and simple.
"We are not afraid of the effect of
such, tactics fu this election, because
tho' American laboring man cannot be
bribed nor scared into submission to
the will f his master m a matter as
sacred-as the ballot,, but I think H is
tbe duty;.e this committee to protect
J . . 1 1 laiirtaj
the rAmericaa workingman from such it is strong, resonaut, and clarion-, the first sentences of his address to
methods? ; The . employes by such no- toned. Yesterday, for Instance, he the distinguished guest of the even
tice as the following from a prominent ,niade 11 speeches. All of them were ;ing. to whom he had had the privilege
corporation - - -
The reduction of 10 per cent in
wages Jast winter'-was to have
""been restored "when : business
conditions : would warrant it.
While we" are busy at present.
'. we feel that its continuation will
r depend upon 1 the ' result . of the
presidential election, and that if
J Mr. Taft; is elected a general fm
' provement in all lines of .business
:.: will-result. On Nov., 28 we will,
-therefore, restore. the old rating to
all employes whose wages were, re
. duced 10 "per cent last winter, pro
vided Mr. Taft is elected president.
S. S. EVE LAND, President.
"This is attempted bribery and pun-
nshable as such. 'We are satisfied that
euch offenses will be few. Most em
fdoyers ot labor have some honor, and
souse respect for the constitution and
the law. . We will give due publicity
to every effort to coerce labor."v
Keep the TarifTin Mind.
The national issue of first import
ance is tariff revision. Every other
question for the most part is of lim
ited application, and does not directly
affect the whole people. -
The tariff directly relates to the wel
fare of the entire population. No one
can elude or escape it. It invades the
cabin and the mansion. It collects
tribute from every man, woman and
child in the land. And it -falls most
heavily upon those who are least able
to bear the burden.
Popular demand for it is practically
unanimous. Only those industries and
corporations which arc the beneficiar
ies of the tariff, with some bigoted ad
herents of excessive protection, op
pose revision. The masses realize that
the only way to obtain relief from the
oppressive extortion of tariff-fostered
trusts is to lower the schedules, and
they have determined that this shall
We shall have monopolies as Ions as
the tariff is a secure bulwark against
outside competition. The rapid growth
of trusts since the enactment of the
Dingley law attests this. There are
now no "infant" industries that need
to be protected, while powerful corpor
ations that have grown up under a
tariff profit by it to rob American con
sumers. There are no industries tnat
require the fosteringcare of the gov
ernment at the expense of the whole
The most effective weapou against
trusts is radical reduction of the tar
iff. This is the supreme demand of
the time. Keep the tariff in mind.
Bryan at Quincy.
The Quincy Herald, which opposed
Bryan in 1S90 and wasj indifferent to
flls candidacy in 1900, has this to say
ot his reception in that city last Fii
"William Jennings Bryan is coming
into his own. Tins great outpouring
of citizens, the sincere admiration ot
tered, the spontaneous tenders of sup
port, all mean much. Collectively they
indicate the final achievement of the
nonest desire of the Nebraskan to be
a faithful and good president for the
whole American people.
"Bryan believes that this is the hour
of his opportunity. He has the most
absolute and perfect confidence in his
election this year that a man could
possibly hold. So doubt crosses his
mind. When it comes to analysis and
Computation he may not be prepared
to specify, but of the general result
he Is as certain as that there will be
sunshine and marguerites next year
fn casual conversation with a Herald
representative im the train from
Galesburg to Qulucy yesterday this
serene and almost child-like confidence
was steadily manifested. As a Chris
tian has faith in nis God, so has Bryan
in his star. He is kindly and good
humored about it, and gives and takes
jests about his 'habit of running for
the presidency,, but he thinks and feels
differently from former campaigns.
Although the ablest politician in Amer
lea, he Is as frank as a school boy, and
Indeed it is this quality ofjrankness
that makes him the masterful politi
clan. He takes the people into his
confidence. It was indeed said of him
of old that he 'confidencod' them. But
that no longer passes as coin, vision
ary he may appear to some of the
coldly practical, but he is absolutely
sincere and honest. His faith in men
is of the quality that makes men better
and may perhaps raise them to hU own
'visionary' plane. It is absurd to call
the Bryan of 1098 dangerous. No man
can long converse witn nlm and look
into his open and kindly eyes without
realizing that he is one in whom per
feet trust might be reposed. He is sub
ject to error, as are all men of strong
emotions, but he would not err tw$ce
in the same direction or journey fur
ther in a path discovered wrong.
"Hia confidence in the verdict c f the
people is now shared by the people
themselves. It Is possible that an
alignment of states mignt defeat him
of the electoral vote, but that he will
have the popular vote, and therefore
bo the virtual president of tho people
his most radical opponents are pre
pared to concede. In 189G he lacked
000,000 of receiving the popular vote
but a change to overcome these figures
can mow be computed from less tuan
"Bryan is the most strenuous cam
paigner, that the country has ever
known. . He covers more territory an
meets more people than any polit
cian who ever lived. He has a golden
voice that never fails. Its carrying
qualities are practically unrivalled in
the catalogue of the world's orators.
in the open air, and he stood ever with
I uncovered . head. His audiences ranged
from 1.0C0 to 10,000 in number, and yet
he was heard by all.-
"It was on the. 24th day of October,
1 1S9G, that William J." Bryan., then as
!now, the democratic candidate for pres-
sident of the United "States, made his
: first publb: appearance as a candidate have been dominated by fear of some
jin. the. city of Quincy. On that occa- unknown misfortune which would hap
islon he spoke from a platform In ex- pen if the democratic party was placed
lactly the same spot in the court house
lyard where the stand from which he
spoke last night was located and the
i same day he also spoke at the "Empire
theater and in Washington square. The . fooled three times by this tinreasona
(greatest outpouring of citizens of this ble dread. The panic of 1893, which
section of .he country which had ever
gathered here greeted him at that,,
time. Last night again saw the cheer-
iiig, shouting multitudes risen-up and
gathered together to do honor to Amer
ica's greatest private citizen. Fudy
10,000 people gathered in the court
house yard and stood throughout an
hour preceding the arrival of the can
didate Itwas a crowd'enormous, good
natured, filled with zest and good
cheer. They waited on the candidate,
knowing that , he would come. The
message announcing the arrival of the
train at the Burlington station was re
ceived with cheers. Five minutes later
when Manny Dick's big automobile
whirled up Vermont street the throng
let loose its pent-up enthusiasm in one
prodigious yell, and cheered and cheer
ed again. In all probability half the
assembled multitude had seen him be
fore and heard him speak, many of
them several times as he has often
been the guest of Quincy, but this
made no difference with their enthu
siasm. . v
"Ex-Governor David R. Francis of
Missouri was introduced, and spoke
briefly. The crowd shouted for Bryan,
but as Francis spoke at the Nebras
kan's request, he was listened to with
courtesy. He congratulated the dem
ocracy of Illinois on her prospects,
and urged united action. He said that
Bryan was the idol of democracy, and
was the first citizen of the land. In
brief sentences he epitomized the gen
eral situation and closed.
"The great Commoner was intro
duced. - All about him went up the
volume of cheering and shouting. Ho
waved his hands for quiet, but U did
not come. He looked about for a chair,
but found none that promised to carry
his weight. A stenographer's tablo
was handed up and he mounted it. His
hand swept forth the old hypnotic ges
ture, and the great crowd grew still
rapt and tense. Then he began, his,
deep voice reaching out and filling the
space so that all tho great audience
heard. His opening sentence was ona
of thanks to David R. Francis, who had
spoken first. He swept at once iuto
his address, beginning by saying that
the issues of each campaign bring a
new alignment of parties, and that the
issues of the past campaigns are not
the issues of the one now being waged
In the days of '9G there were demo
crats who differed with the platform
and with the issues, but all were unit
ed today in one common family who
stand for the good of the American
people. With them stands the rank
and file of the republican party who
do not trust the leaders and are not
being controlled by them
"On the conclusion of his address,
and still amid the plaudits of his ad
mircrs, Mr. Bryan boaided the auto
with Mr. Francis and was whirled
away to the C. B. & Q. station, and
his special train. Even here, away on
one side of the city, a crowd of several
hundred men and women had gathered
and as a path was cleared for the dis
tinguished visitors by Sergeant Cole
man. Detective Koch and Patrolmen
Lynch and Laird, there was a craning
of necks and a surging forward.
Messrs. Bryan and Francis forged
ahead to the train, the former shak
ing the extended hands that greeted
him as he passed, but not stopping
until he had reached the rear plat
form of tho rear coach. This is where
the great Commoner feels at home.1
From the rear platform of the rear
coach of hundreds and hundreds of
trains he has leaned forward and shak
en hands with admirers in all parts of
the country from Boston to Sacramen
to and from St. Paul to Galveston. He
likes to lean over the railing of the
rear car and using both hands and his
whining smile greet those who crush
their way to within arm's length. This
he has been doing for 12 years, and
the people who at the beginning of
that period fought their way forward
to touch hands with him are as anx
ious today as then to meet and greet
"Presently he straightened up and
announced that he would rather
spend a few minutes beforo the train
started in talking than in hand-shak
ing. Away ahead in the darkness, and
from the middle oi a cloud indicating
the location of the locomotive, came
the clang, clang, clang of the engine's
iron bell. The signal had been given,
and the engineer pulled tho lever that
started the locomotive. Slowly the rear
platform moved out from the crowd.
Fedora in haDd and bowing, Mr. Bryan
asked the people to remember the dem
ocratic governor of Illinois, Mr. Steven
son, at the election next month, and
not to forget the party's candidate for
congress in this district, remembering
both while voting for the democrati
electoral ticket. 'That's all!'
"Immediately on Mr. Bryan's leav
ing the stand Hon. Samuel Alschuler
was Introduced. He referred to the
days when he lived in the city of Quin
cy and was a grocer boy delivering
the necessities of life from door to
; door of residences here. He devoted
of listening ana predicted his election
to . the presidency in November. He
said that Bryan was the greatest cltl
(zen of all the world, and that no prince
cr potentate equalled him in the gen
uine love and admiration that people
have for the Nebraskan. For 12 long
jears the elections hT this country
in power. This ungrounded fear has
been played nn like a stringed instru
ment by skilled and unscrupulous par-
ty leaders, until the people have been
came under the McKinley high tariff,
was a potent fact, and while it was
not half the proportions of the present
'financial disturbance' it . has been
layed up by republican leaders until
hey have swung the election by it?
ry. iThe closed factory, the fires out
jeneath the engine, the laborer starv-
ng for want of bread, all have been
he cry of republicanism for 12 long
ears. Four and eight years ago they
tainted the emblem of the full dinner
;ail on all their campaign literature
nd on all their banners. It was a
jeautiful catch' phrase, and it did its
A-ork. But you have heard nothing j
i bout it in this campaign. The near-
st approach has been the party plat-
tnn which prates in high sounding
phrases of the prosperity of this coun-
ry and the excellent conditions of the
working classes. But the speaker
jhowed copies of the Chicago Record
Merald, the Inter-Ocean and the .Trib-
;ne, the three great republican papers
if the metropolis of Illinois. In each
ae read the headlines of articles tell-
ng how hunger and want marched
rampant through the schools of that
Mty, and how 15,..- little children
anie to school hungry every morning
jecause fathers were out of work and
inablo to buy bread. Fie on such
prosperity as that, and shame on' a
party which is deaf to the sufferings
"Speaking of the bank . guaranty
plank which the bankers so heartily
condemned at Denver lately the speak
er begged the people present to boar
n mind that tne same bankersshad
:ondemned the postal savings bank
system just as heartily as the guaran
ty plan. Yet to the shame of America
be it said we have all passed through
a period when practically every bank
n the United States suspended pay
ment, and whether the bank was good
or bad, the depositor had to wait on
the bank's pleasure to get- his money
out. And in that period a makeshift
was adopted and practiced and forced
upon the people so wild, so terribly
foreign to all ideas of conservative
business methods that the world stands
aghast at its temerity. That was the
clearing house certificate, a promise
to pay when the banks got good and
ready, and depositors had to take It.
Had such a plan been suggested by
Mr. Bryan, or resorted to under an
administration presided over by him J
the republicans of the country would
have crucified him had they dared
"True, we have been prosperous to a
degree, and some have made money
the past few years, but the proceeds
of labor are not distributed evenly
among men who toil. The real pros
perity has been given by nature, that
beneficent mother who has unlocked
the treasures of her breast to her chil-
dren and given them sustenance many
fold. "' I
On state issues ihe speaker, touched!
On the Vatpc.ripnppn fieht hffnri tho I
primary, and held that Deneen's bare!
majority was an Indication that tho
rank and file of his party did not stand
for his administration 'wSth its' awful
wrong and neglect. 'By putting all
the rabbit chasers to i-hasing votes
rather than rabbits he slipped lr, but
Adlai E. Stevenson will edge him out
of the executive mansion next Novem
"Emery Lancaster, democratic candi-1
date for congress in the Fifteenth dis-j
trict, was introduced, and spoke brief-1
"Hcn. Elmore W. Hurst, of Rock
Island, who had come with Bryan from
Chicago, told of tho great crowds
which had met the candidate all the
way across the state, and believed that
it presaged a sweeping democratic Vic-
lory. He reviewed the old days when
Adams county was in the congressional
district with Rock Island, and said that
she cculd be relied on to do her duty
at the polls. He had lately returned
from New York, where he had sup
posed that Taft was receiving reasona-
Li. ... i j. r j n..4 U -v I
Su(1,wu, . luuu lua,. u, v,
tno Aew iorK &un is running at tne
top OI its
editorial columns daily now
is letter of Roosevelt to Har-
u .n;i-iwi n-.o-no wool
riman wnen tho railroad magnate asi
ca.iea to ine vvnne nou;-.e auu bem uui
to raise money to put Teddy in tour
years ago. The speaker prayed that
if this be support, then may the Lord
deliver us from all such.
Advertised Li6t No. 41. ,
For wteek ending Oct. 10, 1908:
John Andle, Miss M. AylDsworth,!
George W. Banks, David Busen, Miss
Hcrence Clark, A. M. Connor, Miss
.Niiue Crimmc-iis, C. C. Comstock, .Mrs.
Done, Enley DaviS( Will Fay. Fred
unman, Mn. Lee Heart, Miss Eva
Lake, Mrs. Csra Miller, S. E. Murray,!;
C. J. Norbcrg Oscar Oberg Miss
Maiie O'Rourke. Frank E. Penich,
Fritz Proehl. William M. Sprague, Le -
rcy Staples. Alf Smith, W. C; Suthy,
H. C. Smith, Mrs. Chal. Taylor, Mary
T. Thoniie. Urban Wood. A. G. Zett -
Foreign Gerhard Ashorn, Miss J.
Leroy, Vincenzo Nolf.
HUGH A. J. MDONALD, P. M.
Why wash your hands and face but!
neglect your feet? Thoce who . use
Saiubrin for the caro of their feet suf
fer neither from sore feet nor from
sweating feet.' All druggists. '
Given fox any substance in-'k
g jurious to healih found io food
S t esuking isom the use of
The Argus Daily Short Story
WHAT HE DID WITH HIMSELF BY ELLIOT WALKER.
Copyrighted, 1908, by Associated Literary Press.
Forrest surveyed the luxurious fur-
nishiugs of his apartment with a scowl
and a weary sigh.
"What shall I do with myself to
day?" lie said aloud. "Money to burn.
and I'm sick of all it seems to bring a
fellow. Oh, it was great in the begin
ning to lie taken up, petted, showered
with invitations, made much of by the
society crowd! There's Carl Forrest,
His uncle left him a big pile. Ring
hlni in. I declare, I'd like to play poor
for awhile old clothes and a stick, a
wanderer among simple folk, Just to
find some one who would care for mo
for myself alone. Why not?"
lie laughed thoughtfully, repeating
rwbv not?" as uis gtcP3 took him near
I guess a few of ray ancient duds
were packed in that old trunk," he said
nnil iirioncil tho I'rtnr in f.nll lir.oii lit
knees and eagerly to claw over a heap
of worn garments not thought of for
His fingers dwelt affectionately on a
wrinkled suit, on n shabby cup. "I had
good times in these," he uttered. "No
harm to see how I used to look. Put
'em on. Carl, and feel easy."
His handsome eyes lighted as he at-
itlred his tall, graceful figure in tho
castoff apparel. Reminiscence was in
him. Inspiration seized him. "Clothe
make the man." he smiled. "Gracious.
I feel like a kid going a-fishhig!"
An hour' later Carl was merrily
trampiug along a rural highway. Th
jsun shone for him, the birds warbled,
the rills sparkled, the leaves rustled,
the breeze fanned all for him in his
!masl"eranS- "e ,Ist,;d bc tsang'
Piling the dust with a .stick cut in a
In the old clothes the man's limbs
swung easily. Little cared lie for tho
stains of grass and earth when he
drank from w ayside springs and rolled
jboylike among the fems.
Time slipped by as on he strolled,
nporns attractive spots. The sun
hot- Jt mmt b(J after uoon
Sud(lcnlj, he amc aware of a sharp
desire to eat. Now for a house. Would
.... . . .
they set a dog on him?
, Tu0 gjrl aflSWering his knock at
!the back loor of the farmhouse stared
hu the yon as man with an amused.
.happy face. Her gaze wandered over
ihls poor attire and dwelt unon his
I Then he looked full in the twinkling
ieyes, admiring her fresh, youthful
.beauty with no trace of impertinence
I A deep blush further crimsoned her
I round cheeks. He also began to show
I traces ot embarrassment. Carl saw
jjthat woman's instinct was penetrating
"I'm not exactly a tramp," lie said.
.biting his Hp, "but I'm hungry. lean
t "We don't feed tramps," came her
reply. "My father doesn't allow it.
j And we don't take money from a poor
!mau who is out of luck and asks for
;a bite. There are many such who are
not tramps. I'll get you something.
- Forrest smiled, interrupting the" low,
I - "That's it, youug lady. I'm away
out of luck. Lately I haven't known
jwhat to do
The girl eyed him sympathetically.
"I know," she returned. "Times are
hard. At what do you work when
busy?" . - ' ..
Forrest glanced at his worn shoes.
iSurely this little country maiden used
igood language. He rack ed his brain
for an answer. Somehow he wanted
her good opinion.
"I I've leen a companion," he re
plied slowly. "I I've traveled with
other people. It hasn't been much of
ja success." I don't seem to strike the
right ones." . , .
Oh. yes. Such an occupation must
be full of exactions, particularly for a
a gentleman. '. But I'm" forgetting
your lunch. I saw you weren't in the
I manual labor class. Will you come in
! or sit here?" ....
By Courtesy of the Chicago Journal
'"If yon don't niiud. I'll eat undef
that apple tree. It's shady there, and
tho air is fine. I can't get enough of
"All right." She disappeared, and
Carl betook himself to the nearby tree.
"Bless my soul!" he thought, stretch
ins comfortably. -'I need air. My little
hostess la calico beats the whole bunch
of frills mid gossip so sensible, so In-
ncent and as sweet as a dew kissed
rosebud. TbinksI'm a gentleman, eh?
Well. I'm glnd I washed my face and
hands at that brook. I'll try to see
more of her."
Into the kitchen Hilda Brentwood
"Father Is working just behind the
barn, and I'm not a bit afraid to Bit by
niy gentleman while he eats," she re
'fleeted. "Perhaps be will like company,
ami if He lias traveled Id like to hear
a'w"t things and places I have so ion?
eu T J"" 1 aon I care
ask questions and learn. What harm
can it do? I know lie's a gentleman.
poor follow. There! I guebs this tray
will keep him busy
Coin? out to Forrest she made a pic
ture. The man closed bis eyes for a
monieut. It would deeion the impres
sion. A thrill stirred his pulses when
she seated herself, her eyes bright
with quiet excitement and anticipa
Yes. Carl could talk and eat at the
same time. Oh, j cs, Rome, Paris, Lon
don, the Yellowstone he was familiar
with them. Was Miss eh ah Brent
wood tnanus interested? Ills name
was Forrest. Well, now at Naples two
The girl sat entranced, clasping her
hands, drinking In every word as he
talked. The man lost himself in the
tcll?UJ. oJmo?t forgettins to oat Xhis
was worth while. When had he en
joyed such a listener?
Once absently be touched her fingers.
It was like an electric shock to both.
They started; a glance shot between
them; the blood ran in their cheeks; the
man coughCvl a "Pardon me" aud for a
moment could not go on.
ner i(PS parrci
Finally he rose. Hilda's eyes held
ere dreamy and sweat.
ns rjarrcd like a child's.
' "My," she uttered, "I should love to
be a companion !"
Carl steadied bis voice, laughing
"You have done me a world of good."
he said. "I thank you for everything
Mopey I can't offer. It would seem
an insult. P.ut I have some trifles
picked up abroad. These walks do me
good. I want to give you some remem
bra"nce. May I come ago in? I should
like to meet your father."
"He Is back of the barn," said Hilda
"Oh, do come again! I want to hear
more." She held out her hand. Carl
pressed It hastily and started for the
What he said to Jonathan Brentwood
will never be fcuown to others, but
twice a week for a month Forrest.
tramped over to the farm in his un-
sightly clothes,, and the old man made
One evening the moonlight sparkled
through the branches of the apple tree.
It twinkln-i two heads. The fair,
wavy hair of. one lay upon a man's
breast, and the man's lips rested upon
the soft locks. He was whispering a
story f love and old clothes and beau
tlful faroff lands soon to be enjoyed
with a "dear companion who had
brought to him peace and a new out
look u i oii life.
But the girl who had loved bim on
that first day only nestled closer with
out reply. She was too happy to think
connectedly. Of course It would be
very delightful to have money and to
travel, but to her'at the moment the
strong heart beating beneath the an
tlquated coat throbbed a song In her
ear which satisfied her dreams. "All
the rest was as nothing.
Not the Suitor's Fault.
Foud Father (trembling with emo
tion) You are audacious! You are
heartless! She is my only childr Suitor
wishing to pacify) But. my d"r sir,
you-er-you can't blame me for that
Humor and Philosophy
- By DUNCAN M. SMITH
As a rule, the people who make such
an ado about the truth being told them
are particular about the kind.
The man who trims his sail to suit
every breeze makes a great reputation
for activity, but doesn't get anywhere.
No woiuau. wants a man to be a ban
gler at loveniaklng, tut she is snre to
be jealous of his experience.
Poverty is indeed a blessing. It gives
such a warm and comfortable glow to
those who do not possess it.
Riches have long had wings. It Is
soon to be hoped that they will be the
possessors of aeroplanes.
Be kind to your neighbors. Ton nev
er know until yon have tried It what
an appetite for kindness they have.
But the trouble is that if we get all
we need we. never have any place Ir
which to put the surplus.
Some friendships that were kindled
and toasted their toes at the fires of
prosperity need to be incased In a flre--less
cooker when the winds of adrer-
ity begin to blow.
A man may be great and not know
it himself, but most of us pre great a2
have exclusive knowledge of the fact..
Can I "
Believe my eye?
t That can fly.
The records say.
For this day.
The lofty hop
It would rts
The apes past
Tills project vast;
On bamboo light
Have bended wire
And twisted rope.
Their hearts enkindled
By the hope
That some day they
Would rise and plow
The upper air
As r.-e do now.
"See that well
"Bill, the bum,
just passed the
time of day with
company. , Does
Bill know him?"
. "N ever saw
"now did he
come to pass the
time of day?"
The fog horn's voice Is very rough.
The reason. I am told.
It's out lu stormy weather -
And always has a cold.
1 suppose the airship will develop a
new language,-just as the automobll
"Sure. There will be airship lingo."
"I w onder what It will be like."
Escaped After Results.
"Say, old niau, you're looking fine.1
"I'm feelLag up at the top notch.". .
"Whal the- reason? -, Couldn't yon
get off this season for a Tacatlon?" ";
- Appropriate . Markings.'
"He took an examination for a post
tion with the weather bureau."
"How high did he pass r - .V
"Ninety lu the shad."- . .. ..
I AM I THErl
(rS. only ONE