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' ? jjiave real name attached for publica-'J-.
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over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Tuesday, July 13, 1909.
..The corporations would not stand for
even a tax of 2 per cent irf-lteu of
a reasonable income tax. So General
Manager Aldrich of the United States
had it cut In two.
" A Paris milliner has gone insane,
says a cable dispatch. A lot cl
women over here are raving about
their hats, raving in much the. same
manner, we presume.
It is proposed to raise revenue by
charging foreigners admission to this
country. The idea seems to be that
we are running too big a show for a
Colonel Snell is now playing the
third inning in the courts over his love
. affairs, although he is not of the
flesh. The colonel's millions that were
left behind are more trouble than Xels
- Aldrich has with the common people.
Colonel James Hamilton Iewis has
returned to Chicago after having set
tled the question of the conquest
American commerce in the far east
The Chicago Inter-Ocean is authority
for the statement that Colonej Lewis
. was mistaken- for a Russian spy on ac
count of-his flowing pink whiskers'
and came mighty near being placed in
the frying pan by a tribe of Igorrotes
Nevertheless, Colonel Lewis declines
to make the run for mayor of Chicago
, l'A great commotion has been kicked
up by the recently established muni
eipal court in Chicago, which sets up
the claim that all marriages by jus
tices of the peace in Chicago sin
the creation of the new court are
illegal, tne -announcement had no
other effect than to disturb the seren
it y of married couples in a largo
number who have been living in the
quiet and innocent presumption thi
they were legally mated. It is to be
observed, however, that the justic?s
of ;the municipal court have seen fi
to make the embarrassing announce
meiit for no other purpose than th.it
o? pre greed. To create a monopoly
of tlte matrimonial business in Chi
cagoby the municipal court has no
ethjal foundation, and the legisl.i
toe should lend no countenance
euch a preposterious and vulturous
The Ituzz Wagon.
.A satisfactory definition of the motor
car is given in Collier's thus: "The
automobile is a large iron and rubber
contrivance . for transforming gasoline
into .speed, excitement and obituaries
lr consists of a handsome upholstered
carriage body, mounted on fat rubber
tires and containing a gizzard full of
nachinery, suffering from various ail
rnjnts. It is the speediest-and mot
-stylish form of transportation. It has
run 100 miles an hour and cost $1,000
a minnte.. It can transport seven peo
ple from the front porch to the police
station, bankruptcy court. or the golden
FMe in less time tnan any other
' Ftying .Machines Are Crude.
The army signal corps has shown
wisdom in providing -more exacting
ctualificat ions for a practical aeroplano
for army use than those under which
the' Wright and the Herring machines
are competing. Neither of these ma
chines has shown capabilities that
uia remlem them of practical uso
"PeTituv Tby h8Ve start from 51
-v ,PJ'ePared Place an land In
Erar.r tJ:,eap r weeds or even
mw the air nor EO V i . 8traiSut
O COMING TO S
uie, rrom "'Jury by- We" -f at a" valley states, together with one or two
kinds. - pom or -all;adJolning . 8tateg. xormins. -continuous :
'What, is. true of aeropianea i8 i- terrltory, stand out in striking promi
nieasure true r dirigible alrsulp nence- '
ven the great contrivance of Count J-JHlf Btes have, both by the last
eppelin. Were such a shin to n.n I?.118 an1, by estimates fn' tftns i.
oty. but such tbimrs are not rinnp rimir.i
adays. Only forts, ships and camps of
boldiers would he' legitimate, objects
amuck to see what damage it might lo .tiou or Ui rtS2uarter of the PPula
i could destroy a great deal of prop- Th?y are inf( s'ate8- ;
crtl by dropping dynamite bombs in-'ein Minnesota ioiiVlnoU' in
discriminately -Into , an undefended Nebraska and' "r,-K.
: : rr. v t
ul attack. Guns have aha,uV3in -in-
vented 1 hat would preveaLni&'j''
from approaching nearer thffn' ajuYlfe
from the surface, and the impossibility
. . . . . . . . ,v -
: dropping a bomb wunenougn ac
uracy to hit any special object as
mall as a ship or fort from a height
of a mile is apparent.
Some new type of flier, small and
Very swift, will have to be Invented
before much change will be effected
in military conditions. Our aeroplanes
re as yet erude playthings and our
big airships are too. vulnerable.
An Ideal Candidate. (
Hon. George A. Cooke, who has been
announced as a candidate for the dem
ocratic nomination for judge of the
supreme court from this division in the
pecial election to be held Sept. 25 to
fill Ahe vacancy caused by the, death
of Justice Guy C. Scott, is the type of
a self-made man such as has so often
adorned the pages of American (his
tory. At the age of 3 years, suddenly
bereft of his father, just as the latter
had entered upon his professional ca-
eer as a physician, and losing his
mother when he was 11. his early life
was one of struggle and hardship. In
spired by an ambition to acquire an ed
ucation, he worked himself through
school, being obliged often to labor for
his board, and when, he finally attain
ed the desire of his life, that of edu
cation for the practice of his chosen
profession, the law, he found himself
in debt, but full of determination, cour
age and pluck. And so he has succeeded
through life. Always a student and hard
worker, so he is today. Still a youn
man, he has built upNa law practice
that would be a credit to practitioners
of many more years experience, and
has established for himself a reputa
tion, not only for success, but. for
sound judgment in the applieationof
tlie principles of law that fits him to
a remarkable degree for the great of
fice for which he is a candidate. He
is an ideal man. one whom the people
always delight to honor, and one who
if chosen to the supreme bench, will
bring the same high talents and the
same distinction as did the lamented
jurist, who passed away in his prime.
and whose place he would fill.
The life of Hon. George A. Cooke is
full of interest. He was born at New
Athens, Ohio, July 3, 18C9. His father.
Thomas A. Cooke, a physician, died at
Bridgeport, Ohio, May 21, 1S72, and
his mother died at New Athens, Ohio,
June S, 18S0. Upon the death of his
parents, and from whom he inherited
only the sum of $240. he came to Mer
cer county in June. 1SS0. where he
made his home with an uncle on a
farm until September, 1S8G. hue
there he attended the common school
of the district during the winter
months and became determined to se
cure an education. Although without
means, he entered the Aledo high
school in September, 1886. and from that
time was thrown entirely on his own
resources. He completed the high
school course by his awn efforts, work-
ing for his board and earning such
money as he could during vacations,
graduating in May, 1S88.
In the autumn of 1S88 he entered
Knox college at Galesburg and gradu
ated from the classical course in June,
1892, having completed a regular five
year course in the four years. While
in 'college he acted as chapel monitor
for a part of the time, for which he re
ceived his tuition. He conducted a
boarding club as steward, for which
he received his board, and on Satur
days did such odd jobs as he could
find to do. During his college course
he reached his majority, and the $240
left by his mother became available.
During each of the last two years of
his college course he was loaned a
small sum by the college at a low rate
of interest from a fund known as the
"Pearson fund." which was created by
Mr. Pearson of Chicago, to be loaned
to deserving students. This money
was repaid after he had begun the
practice of law some years later.
During his college course he was one
year business manager of the college
paper, one year captain of the football
team, represented his literary society
in debating contests, and graduated
with a high standing. He was a mem
ber of the Greek letter fraternity. Beta
Theta Pi. j
Upon graduating from college he en-'
tered the law office of Pepper & Scott
at Aledo, and pursued the study of a '
law course under the supervision of
the members of that firm. He was ad-,
reitted to the bar in 1895. In the au
tumn of that year he opened an office
in Galesburg, III., where he practiced
until Aug. 1, 189C, when he formed a
partnership with the late Justice Guy (
C. Scott and removed to Aledo. Since
that time he has remained in the prac- ;
tice at Aledo.
Oct. 20, 189fi, he was married to '
Miss Sarah Blee of Aledo. He has four
children two boys and two girls'. - -
He lias served two terms in the legis-'
lature as member of the house, and
two terms as member of the democratic
state central committee, and is now
secretary of that committee.
Illinois--Tlie Hole in the Map.
Chicago Record-Heralds The vote
on the tariff bill makes the Mississippi
.IUUH1 Vant mm..
tw... i -
. iuc) nave cuiiecuveir tn
cratlc and 10 republican senaW'
J The democrats, of course, voted
against the Aldrich tariff bill. So. did
the 10 republicans, And these
epublicans- from contiguous territo -y
were the only republicans to vote
against it. ' '-: - - !
Striking as this Is, a further analysis.
of the vote is much more striking, for
it justifies the belief that the people of
this great area are practically solid
against the Aldrichized tariff.
The six senatorial votes out of the
IS from this territory were as follows.
Missouri Warner; elected in l!(i.".
tefore the tariff issue became politi
cally acute. '
Kansas Curtis;- elected 1907: a
survival of the element rebuked last
fall when Brisfow beat Iong.
South Dakota Gamble; 'elected in
1907 for his second term, and in oppo
sition on the tariff to his colleagues,
Crawford, elected last fall.
Wisconsin Stephenson ; elected in
1909; successful through spending
l uge amounts of money, though aided
by his former connect ion. with the
progressive republicanism which be
has now deserted.
Illinois Cullom and Horimer.
For Missouri. Kansas ami South Da
kota, therefore, it appears that th-i
votes for the tariff bill were given by
senators elected two years or mor?
ago, and) out of touch with t lie present
uentiiuent of their states.
For Wisconsin Stephenson is a
Illinois is the only state which
shows two senatorial votes for the Aid
rich bill. Right in the heart of the
protesting territory, it makes itself- ex
ceptional by the misrepresentation its
senators have given it.
It is the hole in the map.
Not the people .of Illinois, but the
domination of the state legislature ",jy
v. bi-partisanship of spoils has so
shamed the state.
Fortunately, the end it not yet. The
republican protest against Aldrich will
strengthen itself in future election",
and Illinois will haveiis opportunity to
join with its sister states, according to
the will of its people.
The Wuy It Works.
The employes of a certain factory
submitted 'a demand for increased
vages. They wanted 10 cents mor
on the day, and threatened to strik?
unless the demand was granted.
The company at once requested arbi
tration, and increased the price of its
product 10 per cent.
The wholesalers took a gloomy
view of the situation, ordered large
quantities of the product at the old
price, as the increase would not go in
to effect for 30 days, and marked the
price up 25 per cent.
The jobbers immediately increased
prices 50 per cent on the old fttock they
had on hand.
The retailers promptly doubled the
price to the consumer. Whereupon
the newspapers expressed themselves
in no uncertain, terms.
The board of arbitration decided
against -the emnloyes of the factorv
'and they remained at work at the old
scale. But the consumer had lost
bight of this part of the transaction.
Thus do our channels of production
influence our prosperity.
Notice to Coal Dealers for Bids.
Bids for furnishing coal to the coun
ty jail for the 12 months following
Oct 1, 1909. will be received at the
county sheriff's office, or "by H. C. Har
ris, chairman jail committee, 731 Nine
teenth street ,up to 2 o'clock p. m. July
17. Committee reserves right to re
ject any or all bids. Coal to be mine
run. H. C. HARRIS,
M. W. BATTLES, JR..
Jail .Committee Board of Supervisors.
Mt. Clemens, the Mineral Bath City
is reached without change of cars only
by the Grand Trunk railway system
Time tables and a beautiful descrip
tive pamphlet will be mailed free on
application to W. S. Cookson, A. G. P.
A., 135 Adams street, Chicago.
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The World's Most Popular Labor Leader.
JOHN MITCHELL, the labor leader and President of the United Mine Work
ers of America, at the age of thirty-three headed an army of 140,000 men in
. the great coal strike, the greatest labor struggle in history. His calmness,
coolness, self-poise, courage and sterling honesty carried him bravely and un
faltering through a fierce light.
Heliad to meet on the one band, millionaire mine-owners safely entrenched
behind the ramparts of their wealth, and able to stand a long siege ; on the other
hand the members of the union itself, thousands of whom were ignorant foreign
ers whose passions might in a moment convert them into a mob ; vain, envious,
self-seeking orators and delegates looking for spoils ; and scheming, tricky, am
bitious leaders even in the councils. Between ths millionaires and the miners
was the world of industry clamoring for coal to keep the wheels of trade moving.
With remarkable strength and to his personal credit. Mr. Mitchell kept a
clear mind and a cool head in a severely testing crisis. He was born in Eraidwood,
111., the son of a miner, ia 1809, and at the age of four was left an orphan tinder
the care of his stepmother. His school training was slight, for at thirteen he was
picking coal at the mines; Tut he studied at night and became interested in econ
omic questions and at sixteen joined the Knights of Labor. For five years he
traveled in the West, working his way from one mine to another, earning enough
to keep him, and broadening his mind by a larger outlook on life and a closer
study of labor problems in a practical, personal vay. These years of experience
made an excellent training for the larger future of the young champion of labor.
In 193 he became Secretary-Treasurer of a district organization of the
United Mine Workers, and rapidly rose from one post of honor to another until
he became President in 1899, the membership of the Union increasing from
43.000 to over 800,000 ia four years and winning great victories in increased
wages, shorter hours and other concessions for its members.
Mr. Mitchell is a man of such wonderful executive ability, such-shrewd bus
iness sagacity and so magnetic in his strong personality that he could readily
earn more than his present salary of 1800 a year wrc he to enter the business
world. He has stood lovolly and steadfastly by all contracts with Capital, feel
ing that the one basis of the strength of organized labor must be its respect for
the sacredness of the contracts and agreements, which honor, not law, must
make them fulfil ia their battles with organized capital.
Copyright trautfcrrctl Iw Wa. C. MJc. ffofr
The Argus Daily Short Story
Mr. Thompson's Model By Alice R. Wetmore.
X;Pyrtgntea, 1909, by Associate Literary Press. '
"Where are you. Bill?" came a lazy j
drnwl from the tiny anteroom, which j
Thompson designated the office. I
"Here." replied that gentleman as
distinctly as a mouthful of brushes
would permit. "It's only Carter," he
explained to bis model. "Or perbnps
"Ob. let him come in by all means,"
replied the girl. "I'd rather like to see
A long, clean limbed young fellotf
lounged In. halted apathetically for a
moment behind Thompson's onnvns
and then sunk lazily into a pile of
jcushloiis on the floor.
The girl on the model stand scruti
nized him closely and made up her
mind thnt he was the most typically
lazy man she had ever seen. His voice,
his walk, his carriage, had an absolute
lack of effort that was positively fas
cinating, and to complete the impres
sion his strong, lean face was abso
lutely devoid of expression.
Snddenly. however, he gazed Intent
ly and with a semblance of awakened
Interest at the model. The pose whs
rather striking. A heavy black velvet
gown accentuated that peculiar trans
parency of coloring which accompa
nies a certain deep rh-h shade of au
burn hnir. A dull green background
reconciled the brilliant coloring of the
upper part of the picture to the dusky
mysteries of the lower canvas. The
IKise of the figure was saved from In
solence only by the winsoinoness of
Carter pulled lazily at his p'po and
continued to gaze at the girl with half
closed critical eyes. "N'iee color." he
finally asserted. "By .love, that's a
wonderful pose!" with a sudden burst
of enthusiasm that startled the girl.
"Are you engaged after you finish with
"The other artist opened his mouth:
then, with h quiet smile.' closed It
again. The girl smiled, too. a little
smile that cnrlec her upper lip dell
clously. ' .'
, "N. sir: 1'ih not engaged next
week." she replied quietly.
"Can you come to me for a two
weeks' pose then. In the mornings?"
Thompson looked dubiously nt ' the
girl. "Yes, sir, I'd come," she said.
- The next Monday the model present
ed herself at John Carter's studio,
lie scarcely looked up as he greet
"Oh, is that you. Miss Do you
know. I forgot to ask your name," he
4 "Parks," the girl supplied smilingly.
The gown he gave her was also
black. He had hung heavy stuffs
around and above the model stand un-
til the black gown and the background
mingled darkly and the white face and
auburn hair fairly jumped from the
gloom in a single, startling note of
t , .
Carter set to work with a feverish
enerity ,Yiblcn.QnHe ransrprmea mm.
Photo by MaiccAU, Nw Ymk.
He tried ' first o:ie' pose, tbeu another.
in su -h r.iiiid succession that the girl
was positively bewildered.
Wh'.'n he had at last found one that
pleaded him lie drawled apologetical
lv.' with a slow, winning smile. "I'm
rather a hard fellow to get started
Miss Parks, but I won't give you much
trouble once we're off."
The girl watched the man with fas
cinated eyes. He worked with the
precision and energy of a splendid uiu
chine. His face shone with positive
As for Carter himself, he was bliss
fully happy. With the true artist's
sensitiveness be felt the absence of the
usual dish between the half hearted
prosaic models and the ideals he Strug
gled to embody by their aid. The at
niosphere lacked a single inharmonl
ous element, for the girl seemed to
throw her whole personality into the
At last lie emerged from his trance
sufficiently to observe that a white line
had appeared arouud the girl's com
pressed lips and that she wavered as
"It must be time to rest." he ob
served. "Why," as he glanced at the
clock, "you've been posing for nearly
an hour. Why didn't you rest?" he
v .'The girl sank Into a chair with an
amused gleam In her" eyes. "I never
saw anybody so completely lost." she
said. "I couldn't boar to disturb you
The next morning he found himself
awaitir. with unmistakable impa
tiencv flie arrival of his model, and
when at last she did stand before him
with n smiling "Good morning" on her
lips he regarded the girl with an art
She was dinning In her dark street
gown. Her fare was flushed and her
eyes bright with t lie exhilaration of an
autumn morning, and Carter was
strongly tempted to 'put away serious
work and iimkc a study of her as she
stood, ne banished the idea, however.
and soon they , were at work on . the
"masterpiece.;'. . He. refused to believe
It when the noon whistle insisted that
It was 12 o'clock and Miss Parks de
The afternoon was unprecedented!?
long. He felt strangely disinclined to
work and Ijnally put aside the canvas
and brought out some unfinished
sketches. He worked on these until he
discovered that he had converted five
j different heads into unmistakable like
I nesses of Miss Parks. Then he sm
' tered something beneath his breath
1 and gave up in despair.
, At the end of the last day but one
of the two weeks Carter realized that
' the central figure of his canvas was
completed, and the realization brought
a poignant feeling of regret The rea
; son for it came when It suddenly
1 1 .... V. 1.3 i.nnn lit... flin ..A ri ..-. ...
j Miss Parks' last day. And then It was
mac i-ttner.jua.ue. a, discovery, umi
less Inexperienced man would have
made long before. It came with such
a shock that he was fairly stunned.
He, John Carter, the most unlmpres-
slonlst of men. In love with his model!
W hen Miss Parks appeared the next
day he greeted her with his usual
cheerful "Good morning," but not an
other word was spoken until she hag
taken the old familiar pose for the
last time, he said to himself, with a
There was a strange restraint of
which . both were awarff. At last.
This Is the last c""v of the pose," the
girl ventured. Carter worked furious
ly. "Yes."' he answered shortly. An
other pause. "Then you won't want
me any more?" The girl's voice strove
hard to be commonplace.
Carter threw down his palette In de
spair. The girl kept her pese bravely,
ker pretty head tilted. but the eyes
which met Carter's held a look which
even be could not mistake. The roan
brushed his hand across his eyes In a
fiulok, desperate little gesture He
seemed to have brushed the old 'non
chalance away. He was fairly trans
"Want your he gasped. "JVant you!
Don't you know I want you more than
anything in the world?"
"But ou don't understand," the girl
liegan finally in a voicethat was some
what smothered by Carter's broad
shoulder. "There ore reasons." she
continued, with dignity, "why I can
not marry you."
'I am all ears." avowed Carter sol
emnly, "but'you won't mind If I say
right now that the reasons won't make
a particle of difference, will you?"
'Oh, but they will. I've been decelv
ing you,"she confessed haltingly.
"to on. commanded Carter, more
soberly. All kinds of dreadful possibil
ities loomed up before him.
"You I never love me when you
know," she continued, with visible ef
fort "I I'm not a model at all. I'm
Billy 'Thompson's cousin," she rushed
on. "and when you. came In and
thought 1 was 'a professional I
wouldn't let Billy tell you. and I
thought It would be such a good joke.
because Billy had told me how you
never cared for girls or anything,
"Von there. Jim?" interrupted a fa
miliar voice from the hall. The girl
tied to the model stand and took her
pese. Carter dabbed lazily and with
perfect composure at his canvas.
Billy strolled in. an amused look In
his eyes. "Nice model." he rerrmrked.
"Can I engage yen for next week, my
Carter turned about lazily and re
nrded his friend.
"I'm afraid not, Billy," he drawled.
Ton see. your cousin has a perma
nent engagement with me."
Acto.'s U"ider King William III.'
How summarily actors and mana
gers were dealt with in the days of
King William III. Is shown by the pe
tition of Alexander Davenant and oth
ers, dated Dec. 19. 1G91.' which has
leen found among the historical docu
ments of the house of lords. These
"sharers and adventurers In the play
house" this seems to have reference
to the Dorset Garden theater in White
frlars set forth that Lord LonguevlIIe.
having complafued of being assaulted.
together with his servants, by the
guard at this famous playhouse in the
course of what seems to have been a
rather serious fracas, the king had
given orders at the desire of the peera
that no soldiers should lie on duty
there for the future and that the play
ers should be "suspended from acting
till they bad begged pardon for the af
The house had also, it appears, vin
dicated Its dignity, thus outraged In
the iierson of one of its members, by
ordering a sergeant and a soldier to
be seut to the gatehouse at Whitehall,
then used as a prison. The petlti6ners
having humbly solicited the "removal
of the suspensiou upon them" and
promised to "do their best to prevent
the like miscarriage for the future."
it Is officially noted that "the suspen
sion on the jilayers was removed" and
that "on Dec. 29 the sergeant aud sol
dier were on petition released." Lon
COULDN'T FOOL HIM.
Doctor Was Firm and Was Itiglit.
Many doctors' forbid their patients
to drink coffee but the patients stil'.
drink it on the sly and thus spoil
all the doctor's efforts and keep
themselves sick. '
Sometimes the doctor makes sure
that the patient is not drinking cof
fee and there was a case of that kind
in St. Paul, where a business man said:
"After a very severe Illness List
winter which almost caused my death
the doctor said Postum was the only
thing that I could drink and ji;st
made me quit coffee and drink Pos
tum. My Illness - was caused by in
digestion from the use of tea and
"The state of my stomach was so
bad that it became terribly inflamed
and finally resulted in a rupture. I
had not drunk Postum very long
before my lost blood was restored
and my .stomach was well and strong
and T have now been using Postum
for almost a year. Whon I got up
from bed after my illness I weighed
98 pounds and now my weight is
"There is no doubt that t ostum
was the cause of this wonderful im
provement. I shall never go hack
to tea or conee out snail aiw s
stick to the food drink that brought
me back to health and strengtn."
Look for the little book. -'The
Road to Wellville." in packages
"There's a Reason."
Ever read the above letter! A nw
one appears from time tc time. They
are genuine, true and fuil of human
in lei est.
"Br VVrCAt M. SMITH
T WALKUie busy city street.
Willi crowds unendlnr aeethlng,
And hardly ia there room for thought
- And scarcely space for breathing,
Yet more alone I would not b
Were I In desert places.
In eight no habitation and
Of humankind no traces. -
For of the thousands as they pats
Kadi one ia us the other.
And none is there to reach a hand
Or slop to call me brother.
And there is none in all the throne
Which as 1 pans is parted.
To car- if I am blithe and fray
Or sad and broken hearted. "' -
like human ants they hurry by"
; Without a sign or token.
Although, their kind is everywhere, .
No word of cheer Is spoken, .-... ;' .
Cnnotli ing in any way
The man whose sleeve he brushes.
A little world unto himself .
Each one us on he rushes. .
Kor blank, unbroken solitude
The city with its rumble. .
Its glitter and Irs fever ia.ce.
Where foitiinps grow and orunibl.
For warm and rue companionship.
For friendly human faces,
Wllen hearts to other hearts respond,
Search out the wayside places. -
Earning His Money. ,
"Is thp train on time?"
. "I'll know when It gets in," said the
depot agent. . ' V--'"W" -"So
will I." , . ' ," ; ' ,.
T5ut you won't draw a salary for
knowing It." .. ---- .- . '
. Explaining to Her.
"I suppose voii ean'r full Into. an
kind of work, my poor man!" , ..
"Xo mum; I never can." - ...
"Why?" ; ... .t . -r.k.
"Work and me, we alwoys fail, out,
If you want to write a sonnet - " .
Get on jour thinking bonnet - irji'.
And get some words that jingle,
A few ideas mingle.
And when you've got along as farj
As fourteen lines, why, there you are!
Looking For a Snap.
"I wish I knew where I eonld bor
"I wish you did."
"Can't you think of some place?"
"No; if I did 1 would borrow It my
self." Too Conspicuous.
"Courting in the moonlight Is SO ro
mantic." "I prefer a parlor."
"You can't turn out the moon.
No Chance For Lota.
"You will refund the money If the
medicine doesn't cure?"-, - . -"Cheerfully."
. . -. .
"But .suppose it kills me?" :
"You can have your money back Just
the same any time you call for It."
"Yea; he is managing to make, a Mr
lax" ,. .
"What wages does he get?" .
"You mean what is his salary?" t
"Oh, is It as low as that?"
Sid. ,v " t
"Many men or many minds," ' J ''
8o the brief inscription runs." '
No one. though, the precept binds, .
For a. man so often finds . .
Vry tiiany mindless 'ones. -
" '. v.
No ill Feeling. . ,
"Hello! What's the trouble here.
"Aw. they ain't no trouble!. Tbem
kids is jist m rappiu to see which ktu
Like a bit of ilainlv fahri
- a tv
people are too g.otd i be serviceable.
When the lubricant of "flattery won't
answer, the. ttioiiilii of satire some
times serves the purpose.
Being able to work is a beautiful
thing if supplemented bv tlie abilltr
to collect the fruit thereof.
It Is hard to convince a man that ho
ought to woi k wheu he knows - be
doesn't have to. 1
It is enough, to make a horse laugh
to see a fickle man nursing a broken
heart. - - . ---
Be kind to your friends. They ex
pect it and will have it iu for -you If
you disappoint them.
Whitewash Is very ' cheap and has
many time3 worked a cheap result.
Fortune was ever '. fickle. . That ia .
why some 'of us hope "to stand a
t bance. - . i ; ;
Being a success Isn't so "much if
lobotlfv including yourself, ever finds
t out, . ' ' : -' . :... .' . V;
: : r : i- ;
ueplng still is. sometimes a good.
yny to get yourself Into It too. ; --
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