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Saturday, April 17, 1909.
Now is the time to ascertain
the county is "broke."
Though Castro is not a singer, hi
voice is heard above the high sea.
While the Turks were rising at home,
Gotcli was lowering one in Chicago.
Second Baseman Evers of the Cub
is selling shoes in Troy and says he
will stick to the last.
A mat. in Atlanta. Ga., who bit hi
baby's cheek after beating its mother
has been sentenced to the work house
for but two weeks.
II the price of bread goes up, re
member that there is a rich man i
Chicago who is profiting by your hard
shin, ami be thankful that he ha
given you even a crumb.
Figures gathered by t lie government
show t hut the average American con
sumes half his weight, or S2 1-5 pounds
of sugar in a year. The sugar trust
consumes the average American.
The New York World makes the fol
lowing suggestion for a preamble to
a joint resolution on tariff revision:
"We, the senate and house of repre
sentatives, in Senator Nelson W. Aid
Ten thousand American tourists vis-1
ited Cuba dnriiii? Hi winter .,,
and left $750.0(10 after them. The Cx -
ban's admiration of the American -is
founded in the American's nocketbook
and his marksmanship.
..... . .
vvnen it is seen that one man ran.""" ,. T '.' V a,,u "7"""'.
horde up the God given products :f ,,,,line "ieir ' cresses ana set to
the land, the fruits of the fanners' toil. wolk collecting the dirt and rubbish
and control the staff of life, one begins.011 s,re-'ts and parkways in the vicin
to realize serlonslv that .hero is Rum... Ky of their homes. In a-short time, as
thing wrong in this country.
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Secretary Wilson does not hesitate
to say that there is no shortage in the
wheat crop of the country and that J.
A. Patten, the multi-millionaire spec
ulator whose operations have resulted
in cornering the supply, is simply
scheming to rob the country. As a
matter of course. In order to enrich
the speculator who comes between the
producer and the consumer, bread will
be of bigger price and smaller loaves,
but what are you going to do about
Tlie County Board's Opportunity.
The door of opportunity swings wide
for the board of supervisors of Rock
Island county. In the reorganization
that is to be effected at the meeting
next week lies a chance for it to get
Dut of a rut a rut that has led the
county into a maze of financial com
plications that has made its name a
by-word and that will require business
acumen, a high degree of patriotism
and a stiff backlone to get out of.
Not that the opportunity has not ex
isted in the past, but so long as Hamp
ton township continued to return W.
R. Carey as a member of the board
that body appeared unable to rise 1o
the demands of the occasion. By some
subtle automatic process Mr. Carey for
a dozen years succeeded himself as
chairman. Tho supervisors simply
couldn't help themselves and things
went on in the same old way. Now
Mr. Carey has been fairly returned to
private life and the spell is, or shiu'd
be, lifted. The board is confronted by
a glorious opportunity to do some
There is reason to believe that the
members of the county board are, rs
a whole, anxious to remedy past mis
takes. They realize that their ses
Bions are supposed to be something
more than pink teas. They have come
to see that exchanging compliments
and filling the air of the supervisor's
room full of blue smoke, while a per
feclly enjoyable occupation, does not
buy the baby a dress nor pay the
county's bills. Most of them realize
that while they have been thus pleas
antly engaged heretofore a small knot
of men have been running things and
looking rather more carefully after
certain private interests than they did
after those of the dear public. la
short, the supervisors have had a
hunch that it is up to them.
It must not be supposed that those
private interests that have been so
well served in the past are going t;
go into retirement merely because V.
11. Carey is no longer a member of
the board and therefore no longer a
candidate for chairman. Not by any
means. They are already at work ani
have been right along, and if it is left
to them they will find a good substi
tute for Mr. Carey and county affairs
.will never leave the old rut. The
same subtle pressure will again be
brought to bear when the board meets
next week. While it may not be Mr.
Carey who is the ostensible bene
ficiary the general objects will lie in
the same old direction. Hope for re
lief lies in the belief that the pressure
will be less difficult to resist now that
the people of Hampton have shown
the board members the way.
"But what are we to do?" the aver
age member will say. "We should like
to remedy past mistakes and put the
county on a -sound financial basis but
how shall we go about it?"
To this The Argus would answer:
Elect as chairman someone who has
not been tied up with the old reglnu
and someone who has the independ
ence to stand out for what he know
is right and the ability to carry out
Ihh the board know whore every
dollar the county gets comes from and
where it goes. Let it go further am'
find out what becomes of every dollar
the county should get and does nov
Apportion the county's revenue an
nually into funds for various purposes
and do not allow them to be over
drawn or improperly used.
Stop paying the political debs of
office holders with the county's money.
This practice in several departments
is costing thousands annually
Stop paying four times what it costs
to board county prisoners. Possibly
there will not be so many to board n.iay meir matters oeiore mm, out join
this rule is'followed.
Pay adequately for honest service. '
In short, enforce the rules that are
necessary to make an ordinary busi
ness successful and if an immediate
improvement in the financial condi-
tion of the county does not result The'
Argus is much mistaken
Women Clean Streets.
Thanks to Washington club women,
the streets of the national capital are
, , , ., , , ....
r.A it h (huti Aim. ImF.i.s ,1' trill
the memory of the oldest .inhabitant.
Of late the streets and alleys of the
city became so covered with dirt and
littered with papers, tin cans and oth
er refuse that their condition was a
subject for ridicule and comment on
the part of visitors.
The Twentieth Century club, whose
membership embraces many women of
Washington's prominent families, de
cided to take the initiative in the re
form movement. Not satisfied with
adopting resolutions criticising the au
thorities whose duty it is to keep the
streets dean, the club women resolv-
eA to (, lhe cleaning them-
s('lves rather than tolerate the dirt and
,f,ltu anv longer. Accordingly, at the
time appointed for the cleaning, the
members of the club, with the cooper-
Uti.Mi f (,,..!- w.Kl.,
a result of the women's work, the
capital came nearer to looking like
"l!iw.lluL'n Tini.i,'' , 1.., .., !..
.",.. li,ial offenders from other lands, and
'"yl child labor.
President Taft told the labor leaders
t ats and the Plague. lliat he regardecl the matter of an anti-
At last a potential voice is raised injunction law as one of the most im
in behalf of "the homeless and hun- portant phases of his administration,
gry cat." In the official report of the He added that he felt he had made his
citizens' health committee of San position clear on the subject in his
Francisco setting forth the means cm- speech of acoor.Lnrce !a:.t Julv nt rin-
ployed in that city in its. successful 1
effort to combat the spread of the
bubonic plague the practical extirpa
tions of rats played a most essential
part. The report declares that the
natural enemy of the rat is the home
less and hungry cat not the slesk
and pampered house pet, but the mean
and scrawny brute that yowls at night
and can't be petted and has to get its
living where it can. The offices of
such felines in harrying rats away
from food, in breaking up rat families.
disturbing their breeding places and
preventing over-ground migration, is
probably valuable beyond estimate.
The fleas that infest rats, mice and
squirrels are the bubonic plague car
riers. It is thought that cat fleas will
not carry infection. The human flea
is also practically exonerated. The
rat flea carries disease from rat to rat,
and when the rats die, extends its pois
onous visitations from rats to men. It
is well settled that one of the moit
efficacious ways to fight the plague is
to live clean and import cats.
March Fire liOsses.
The fire loss of the United States
and Canada for the month of March,
as compiled from the records of the
New York Journal of Commerce,
reached a total of $13,795,400. Al
though this seems a very big figure,
it shows a satisfactory decrease in
losses compared with the same month
in 1907 and 1908. In 1907, the total
for March was 5520,559,700 and in
1908, $16,723,300. In the first three
months of the year there is always
a notable reduction of fire losses, the
total for 1909 being $52,661,400
against $64,795,000 for the first
quarter of 1908. The first quarter in
dicates a satisfactory year for fire
underwriters unless a costly confla
There have been heavy losses for
several years, and a "let up" for one
year, if it comes, will be welcomed
by the lire insurance companies.
. Treasury Agent Suicide.
Paris, April 17. William Bainbridge,
special agent of the treasury depart
ment, committed suicide today ,by
shooting. He was believed tempo
Washington, April 17. William
Bainbridge, who was from Iowa, was
the second secretary of the American
legation at Peking 8 years ago. He
resigned from the diplomatic service
'ROMlSES BY TAFT
Made to. Labor Leaders on
Number of Matters of Vi
LONG CONFERENCE IS HELD
('onipers, Mitchell and Others Call at
While House Discuss Anti-Injunction
Washington. April 17. President
Taft discussed the problems of - th
workingman for two hours yesterda.v
with the members of the executivt
council of the American Federation ot
Labor, which is in session in this city
The labor leaders, headed by Sam
uel Conifers, president of the federa
tion, called at the White house to pre
sent to the president a number of
matters of vital interest to organized
labor. They found the chief magis
trate keenly attentive and deeply in
terested, Mr. Gompers declared, and
'not only did he give the spokesmen of
(the party all the time they desired to
ed in the discussion from time to time
to bring out fuller information on the
various subjects as they were reached
Some 0mnpiI Tn ft.
In the delegation were the represen
tatives of most of the trades affiliated
.i)h ,he American Federation,
among them a number of leaders wh
stubbornly eppesed Mr. Taft in his
presidential campaign. But the greet
ing within t he executive offices
' al "Iik' l Mr. Gompers and to
all who accompanied him
Wlien the conference had reached it
close the president told his callers that
he would investigate such of the mat
ters presented as seemed to him to
require such action, and that he would
be glad to help, as far as his oppor
tunities would permit, in arriving at a
proper solution of the difficulties in
which the working people found them
selves, while at the same time keep
ing the interest of the whole people in
Took I p "tinny 1'rolileniN.
The labor leaders seemed pleased
with their reception. They took up
Willi the president air imposing array
of problems, including the matter of
injunction, the 8-hotir law. convict la
bor, the recent indictment of la'bor
leaders in t he south for alleged viula-
tinnQ a if t lw Kliiinii'i n nnti.tritct 1-ivv
w danger of a dissolution of all labor
organiza' ions under a strict interpre
tation of recent decisions by the su
preme court, the maintenance of inter-
jiational peace, labor problems on the
pa,,an)a cana,; the. ad,1L.rt!ncu to ,h(1
right of asylum in this country for po-
cinnati, and had confirmed that posi
tion in his inaugural address, lie said
he would be glad to consult further
with the representatives of organized
labor as to amendments, etc.. when a
bill for the next congress has been
Nrill Ik I'rexent.
Dr. Charles P. Neill, the government
commissioner of labor, was present
throughout the hearing. The members
of the executive council who called
were Samuel Gompers, Frank Morri
son, James Duncan, John Mitchell,
James O'Connell, Max Morris. William
Huber, John B. Lennon, John R. Al
pine, and Joseph Valentine.
Kaiser at Corfu.
Corfu, April 17. Emperor William
and the empress arrived here today on
board the imperial yacht Hohenzol-
lern, from Venice. Their majesties
were greeted by the king of Greece.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
H. E. C A STEEL. Pres.! M. 8.
FIEAGY, V. rreS. II. B. SIMMON,
is not to be depended upon. If you
spend all you earn, what are you
going to do when sickness, accident
or lack of employment cause extra
expense or stops the income? You
can't pick money up to meet such
emergencies. Start a savings ac
count at our bank and put part of
your earnings there weekly or
monthly. You will be surprised
what a feeling of satisfaction it
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jfgg BY FANNIE M.LOTHROP
America's Favorite Comedienne.
One of the leading comediennes of the American stage to-day, is May Irwin,
a daughter of Canada. In these days of Ibsen plays with their dull dreary pes
simism; of problem plays portraying the morbid pathology of the emotions; of
society plays with their whipped cream of forced epigram on the pulpy base of
a thin plot; and of melodrama that puts a dime novel into the dress-suit of res
pectability, it is a relief to turn to something that gives us a hearty wholesome
laugh and leaves no bad flavor in the mouth, no later regret. Laughter is one
of the safety valves of civilization, it is a needed vent in an age of strenuous liv
ing; and a genuine apostle of laughter is May Irwin.'
Her power is her personality, her naturalness, her spontaneity; her bubbling
contagious good f-pirits establishing a telepathic sympathy with her audience
which creates a continuous ripple of fun and laughter that defies analysis.
The daughter of Robert E. Campbell, Miss Irwin acknowledges that she was
born in 1S02 "tho' she doesn't look it" of course in Whitby, Ont., where she
spent her early girlhood. At the age of eight she was a soprano in the church choir
of her native village and sang at every opportunity and with the slightest pro
vocation, as naturally as a bird sings, without a Marches'! training. At thirteen
the death of her father threw upon her and her sister i'lora the duty of money
niaking, and they made their debut as singers in Buffalo, N.Y. They were billed
as the "Irwin Sisters," unknown to them, and accepted the name. They sang
"Sweet Genevieve" for their tirst song; I'lora fainted after it was over but May
valiently. faced the audience for an encore with the coolnwa of a veteran.
Engagements in other cities followed quickly on the western circuit, and
their third season found them at Tony Pastor's in New York at eighty dollars
a week. Seven years of this engagement -where improvising was often necessary
and the roles ranged from a babe in arms to a grandmother, gave Miss Irwin a
confidence that has never forsaken her, despite her statement that she cannot
take her initial cue at any performance without a little qualm of uncertainty
and fear of the audience. Augustin Daly who had a keen eye for new talent,
gave her an exe llent pc-t-graduate course of four years in his theatre, which
was a splendid training school, and prepared her for her later successes. At the
uge of sixteen tdie married Frederick W. Keiler who died eight years later leaving
her with two sons hv.-r loving comrades and the pride of her life.
Coiiyril't 190S. bv Win. C. Mailc-
The Argus Daily Short Story
MISS MILLS AM) DICK Sy Anita Wcntworth.
Copyrighted, 1909, by Associated Literary Pjx-sa.
The name of the firm was Brownlow
'& Son. but every one who knew Dick
Brownlow knew that the "old man"
had taken him In without too many
hopes of making a business man of
him. Dick was twenty-three years
old. He had been squeezed through
college and made many trip:-, abroad.
He' was a member of three dubs, and
it had cost his father ."0.i (Mi to get
him to his present print in life.
He was lust reeovcr'mg from a hilari
ous Kinas 'iu;i in an isuio and was foi l
ing a bit repentant when hi . father an
nounced the partnership and inuueed
him to make cert:. in resolves.
Dick had been using tK office as a
sort of "hangout" for tvu a- three
month: and had at last advanced in
the business world to the point win-re
he could sscknov.iedge an order by mail
and almost vX the old oiHVo manager
and oilier employees.
Then the older Brownlow decided that
the son ought to have a stenographer
all to himself, and an .".dvorMscinont
was accordingly inserted. There were
forty-nine answers, and it was for
Dick to peruse them and make up his
mind which applicant to take.
He had five of. them call at the cf
iice and chose Miss Mills bccaise she
was the .best looking of the lot. It was
Dick's Idea that good looks formed
the basis of stenography and type
writing. His father didn't agree with
him, but he did uot wish to introduce
any argument Into the partm-rship
that might strain, the young man's
brain. So Miss Mills appeared on a
certain Monday morning and began
Although he was the junior partner.
Dick determined at once to prove-to
her that he not only acknowledged
her right to live, but that he .vas rath
er glad she was alive.
That afternoon the Son of Brownlow
& Son dictated two letters and spent
the rest of the time in patronizing his
stenographer. He asked many ques
tions and related some of his adven
It was thus tin' he sought to convey
the Idea that stenography, while look
ed at in a business way by some, had
a social side, to his mind.
When noon came he felt that he had
made matters so pleasant that he de
cided to ask Miss Mills to lunch' with
him. She looked him sedately in the
eyes and refused politely. There had
been an expression in her face for a
moment, however, as if she intended
to give notice and resign, her place on
jthe spot. But evidently her glance at
I Dick's frank, honest face overcome thU
idea, if she. had it,
I The junior partner was astonished.
To do him Justice, ue was not indig
nant, but he was piqued.
The setback made him assume more
Photo by Hall, New York.
'i.nity in the afternoon, and if he was
n t glad of It Mi.-s Mills was. It was
two days befcre the invitation was re
newed and as promptly refused, and
t!.e:i h observed:
Of course not if you don't wish to,
but I i:r.:st confess that I can't make
I am here as stenographer and type
writer, am I not?" she asked.
"And have you any fault to And with
my work tun: farV
"Not a bit. but. you see you know
I Invited you to lunch."
"And I preferred to go by myself."
That was another setback for Dick,
and it naturally set him to studying
the problem. Ho was not accustomed
to being refused anything by any
body. It was a real relief to him
when finally he de.-ided that the girl
stood in awe of him because he was
the junior partner of the house. It
seemed to him only kind that he should
dissipate that awe.
At the end of another week he made
it his business to overtake her on the
street as idie was going home. Bow
ing with the utmost respect, he said
'Miss Mills, a friend of mine who
was going to the theater tonight with
his wife has been disappointed and
has given me the tickets. Wouldn't
you like to accompany meV"
'I I have another engagement," she
replied, blushing both because It was
false and because he knew it was
"Oh ah I see. It's a great play."
"I thank you just the same."
That was another surprise for Mr.
Dick Brownlow. but he didn't turn on
his heel with the mental threat to dis
charge tho "uppy" stenographer in the
She was a new kind of girl to him,
but he was playing fair. He'd have
wagered 10 to 5 that she would jump
nt the elumee, and why she didn't
jump puzzled him. He could only lay
it to her feeling of awe. He hadn't
broken that down yet.
Miss Mills went to her duties next
m ni'-g wondering If she would be
lold that' her son tees were no longer
r. -quired, but nothing of the sort await
ed her. On the contrary, about mid
forenoon, when she had written sev
eral letters, the junior partner re
"Miss Mills. I want to say that your
work gives the greatest satisfaction,
and from this time on your salary will
he .-Mlvanced from $12 to $16 a week."
"But I can't earn $1( a week not
now," she replied. "I'm only a begin
ner: and I'm glad to earn $12."
"You refuse a raise of nalarv!" he ex
claimed, ns he looked at her in aston
"If you please until I can earn every
penny of it."
"But Isn't it for me to say?
"Net altogether. Blease say uo more
Dirk came down with another thnd.
It wns no ne trying to puzzle It out.
1 lie hadn't the brain power to do It
' Instead of puzzling he went to his
I father and Faid:
"Governor, I wanted to raise my
stenographer's salary and she wouldn't
have it. What do you think of that?",
"Dear me. Dick, but I hone you are
not going to get Into a scrape." replied
the father, as he rubbed his hands to
gether nr.il looked very anxious. "If
you think sin Is trying to get a hold
on you you'd better dlsehargc her."
rill c linni iliiil snid nt"fc
promptly. "1 know that she isn 1 any-j
thing of that kind, but I can't makej
her out. She won t go out to iuncu or
to the theater with me or accept any
Yru she n'dn't have asked her.
Dick." said Mr. Brows-low sternly. "At
the same time I must ray that she Is
a most i!!'-u!ar young woman most
fdnjL-u'i-r. ' I'm afraid that she is alto
gether too r.ttractive to you."
Now. dad." said Mr. Son Brownlow
promptly, 'that's not fair to her. I
simply wanted to make her feel com
fortable, l.-i-e.-ius; because well, hang
It. not because she's so confoundedly
good lookl'.ig as she Is. but because
she's a mighty nice girl."
Some junior p-i'.ners might have
glve: it up. but l ick wouldn't. lie
felt that he had lx-en thrown down and
humiliated, and he wanted to know
why. He had sunk his dignity to le
patronising, and he had been rebuffed.
lie had broken a tradition of the
hous:' in seeking to increase a new
comer's ralarv and received no thanks
So one evening he presented himself
at Jiiss Mills boarding house and
asked for her. He was received iu the
parlor, and Mis:, Mills came down with
no other Idea than that he had come
with bad news. He hemmed and
hawed for a time and then drew a long
breath and began
"Miss Mills, would It do any good to
isk you to go to the theater with me
some night toward the last of the
"I'm afraid not." she answered
"But 1 can't make you out. You re
fuse to go to lunch with me; you re
fuse a raise of salary; you refuse to j
go to me ineaier. v 111 you leu me
why this Is';"
1 will, Mr. Brownlow. I am from a
small town in the interior of the state.
My mother Is a widow, and we are
poor, l am here to mate a living ror
both of us.
I had two places before I came to
you. but I had to give them up because
oa just such flattery as you have be
stowed u:on me. They were uot Bat-
I ijficd to let me do as good work as 1
could for a used sum per week. I
must give up my place with you for
the same reason."
'But I don't see it." replied Dick.
Miss Mills looked at the young man
and perceived that he really did uot
'see it." Very patiently and In a tone
not at all angry, she replied:
"Your are the junior partner In the
house. I am your stenographer. You
want me to go to the theater with you.
We should see many people there that
know you. Who am I? Your stenog
rapher. What would they think and
say? Perhaps nothing to injure you
socially, but how about me?"
"Mius Mills," said Dick, getting up
and la-opai-fug to go, "I see now.
Thank you for the lesson. You have I
made me realize something, and that
something is that I must seem to you
like a pompous fool. And I am a pomp- J
ous fool, for 1 confess that I thought
only of patronizing you."
Without waiting for a reply he bade
her a ceremouious "Good night" and
The girl watched him go with an ex
pressionless face, but when the door
closed behind him she hurried to her
room and sobbed bitterly.
That she could uot remain with the
firm was a decision that she made
without argument. Indeed, she hesi
tated next inorniug as to whether she
should go to the office at all or merely
write surrendering her post.
Her sense of duty conquered. When
she appeared Dick Brownlow did not
attempt to help her off with her veil
and coat, as he had tried before. In
stead he merely said "Good morning"
politely and turned to his desk again.
Presently he stepped to her side and
began to dictate. When he was done
he hesitated and said:
"Will you pardon me if I recur once
mere and for the last time to a per
Miss Mills, who had been trying to
reach the point of presenting her res
ignation and finding it very hard,
much to her own indignation at her
self, said? "Yes" almost inaudibiv.
"Then." said Mr. Dick Brownlow
bravely. "I will ask you not to resign,
as I know you intended to do. I could
see It. In your face this morning. If It
will make you more comfortable, I will
arrange to have you transferred to my
father's office, but if you would for
give me and do me the honor of trust
ing me I think I can prove to you that
you will uot make a mistake by stay
ing In my owu office."
The girl looked at hira with eyes
moist with tears. "I will stay," said she.
Six months afterward the Son of
Brownlow & Son entered the private
office of the head of the firm and said:
"Father, that Miss Mills didn't ex
actly try to get a hold on me. but she
has one for all that, and I really think
we'll have to take her Into the firm
aud make it Brownlow, Son & Daugh
ter." T couldn't want a better partne,
wild the head of the Arm.
"What kind of an auto are yon going
"A secondhand one.
Good as new, I suppose.
"It ought to U. It has killed three
men." - - - - .-
Br WfCAJ M. SMITH
FOR A CHANGE.
If you were I
And I were you.
Just changed about.
1 wonder who
Would get the worst
Of such a deal
And just how you
And I would, feeL
IX I were you.
It seems to me.
At several points
A chance I see
To quite Improve
Upon your plan
A.nd make of you
A better man.
If you were I,
Could you Indeed
Along hiy lines
Of work Eucceed,
Or would you make
A wretched mess
And bring upon
I wonder if
We'd ever sigh
If I were you
And you were I
And wish again
On bended Unes
To Le the ones
We used to be.
"I bear your family Is going to tak
you into society. Uncle Charley?"
"Well, they do it at their own risk."
"Ain't you going to act nice abou
"Oh. I suppose I will have to stand
for the clawhuiumer coat and the ac
cordion hat. but I'll be dinged If I
will eat soup with my fork."
"My wife is
"That i a good
"Yes. but .there
are uo Marathon
Do you piny the piauoV" asked thb
ingenious young mau who was trying
1 vcrv Uanj Xo conversation.
"No." replied the self made man; "I
uever took music lessons on but one
instrument, and that was many years
"Aud what was that?"
The Reel Thing.
"Well, what did you come to towu
"To see the elephant."
"Aren't yon slightly mixed on Iocs
"I didn't think so."
"Well, you know a modest burg can't
compete with Africa in that line these
Llttte April's crying.
See. her eyes are red.
Wonder If she's lost her Job
Or her folks are dead.
Dry your little weepers.
Brush away the tear
And forget your troubles.
May will toon be here.
From an Expert.
"Which horse are you betting on?
"The little brown."
"Think he is fast?"
"He ought to be. I beard my mother
say brown was a fast color."
It's much like working In a lodge.
For. added to his -cares.
Our large and stately president
Is going through the chairs.
The girl who makes a smudge when
engaged in making fudge will find the
cook will have a grudge that will
cause the same to judge that not a
pot or pan shall budge for the girl
who would make fudge.
The safest way to contest a man's
will is to wait until he Is dead and
.hen employ a lawyer.
.The man who has an opinion wort
considering Is the man who agree
We really hate to be taken In about
as badly as we dislike to be left oat. ;
It costs all it is worth to be popn
lar and Is seldom worth all It costs. . -
Misfortune can always confer a great
favor by keeping at a safe and re
spectful distance, ;
If youth were not so dead certain
and cocksure of Itself enthusiasm
would die of sheer Inanity.
It always seems so much easier to
) 1 K0e else aud do it some other.
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