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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1910.
. THE ARGUS.
Published Dally and Weekly at Ml
Second avenue. Rook Island. 111. En
tered at the postofnce aa eecondclasi
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS. Dai ly. 10 cents per week.
(Weekly, $t per pear In advance. - v
All communication of argumentative
haracter. political or religious, inuat
have real name attached for publica
tion. No auch articles wlU be printed
pver fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
The price of laundry soap has ad
vanced 10 per cent. It that a clean
King Manuel has the sympathy of
Cannon, Aldrich, Sherman and a few
President Braga has distanced
former President Roosevelt as a
You notice Teddy is not saying
much about Booker T. Washington
In his southern trip.
Postmaster General Hitchcock is
aid to be planning to reorganize the
postal system with a view to im
provement. He might experiment
on the service between Chicago and
The republican plan of a tariff com
mission to try and discover the differ
ence In the cost of production here
and abroad, is just a playing-for-time-until
after the presidential election.
The present Taft tariff, board has been
at work for about a year, and no re
Bults. At that rate it will take years
before any revision would be effected.
"When the tariff bill was under con
sideration. United States Senator
Scott of West Virginia, never failed
but once to vote to aid a trust, and
that was when the tobacco trust was
voted on, and then he was absent!
Such a trust-dominated senator should
be remembered by the voters when
they elect members of the state legis
lature. Woodrcw Wilson, president of
Princeton university and democratic
candidate for governor of New Jersey,
Is making a series of speeches through
out the state. These are the first po
litical addresses he has indulged in.
He is receiving great ovations, and
will In all probability be the next
governor, for already a number of im
portant republicans have declared for
President Taft says he "will give
the railroads a square deal regardless
of clamor and political influence."
Well, we should hope so! The presi
dent's predecessor in office said that
he was giving the railroads a square
deal, but it now appears that he made
them donate $100,000 worth, of free
transportation as an- Inducement to
him' to "act on the square." Ob,
"What a political mess these republi
can leaders are getting into! Only
the other day President Taft was
cheek-by-jowl with Cannon and Aid
rich and th;ir standpatism, now that
the stalwarts are getting the worst of
It, he says he is a progressive. Roose
velt has been even more erratic. When
he was president he was hand-in-with
the old stalwart leaders from
Hanna down, and now he is an in
Eurgent; perhaps because he thinks
it is the most opportune faction to tie
to. These republican leaders may be
"practical men;" but they certainly
Blop around too much for sober peo
ple to follow them.
Bigger Men in Politics.
Since 1897 there have been no na
tional politics to interest big men.
It has been child's play; even the
Spanish war was a farce, although it
did produce Teddy and Funston. But
times have changed, and the big men
are going into politics and the little
men are being retired. Just think
of Cannon and Aldrich running the
United States. But they have been
doing so, and no one able to say
them nay. When Roosevelt was
president he had to consult Cannon
and Aldrich, and was entirely sub
servient to their standpat congres
sional program. He constantly pro
crastinated on recommending tariff
reform. No insurgency that amount
ed to anything developed during his
reign, for he always backed down
at thejast minute and left any un
fortunate whom he had encouraged
to insurge in the lurch. Roosevelt
would brag and bluster, but he soon
subsided when he found that he was
"up against It." He would not fight
a losing battle for fear of the result
on the page of history.
Mr. Roosevelt isnow confronted
with some big men, democrats who
do not fear him and although they
may not be so versatile as he, know
ing what they want, will get It.
All hail the day of bigger men in
Moline's Proud Achievement and the
In a short but spirited and enthus
iastic six-day campaign, Moline rais
ed by popular subscription $134,000
for a new Y. M. C. A. building. It
was a proud achievement, especially
for a city whose original plant of a
similar description went into bank
ruptcy and eventually to ruin.
' The success of the undertaking,
surpassing as it did in the sum total
v Monday, October 10, 1910.
i , 1
of results', the real anticipations, in
dicates an awakening in Rock Is
land's sister city. . It shows the de
velopment of a new spirit that makes
for doing things.
The Young Men's Christian asso
ciation of totlav is not only a useful
but an essential institution. Having
broadened its scope and purpose it
has ascended to a plain of practical
as well as moral benefit.
For a generation Rock Island has
enjoyed a well conducted Y. M. C.
A., which in endeavor and accom
plishment has kept well abreast of
the times. It has grown with the
times. The building which was
erected many years ago, has with the
course of human events outgrown its
usefulness in a measure. The pres
ent enterprising secretary, R. C.
Smedley, is fully awake to the sit
uation. Since coming here he has
taken in the conditions. He Is. a
man of foresight ana last spring .h
inaugurated the preliminary cam
paign looking to an up-to-date and
modern building. It is coming. It
is bound to come.
Moline has set an example that
Rock Island is bound to emulate and
will emulate. Chicago but recentlj
conducted with marked success . but
naturally on a bigger scale, a sim
ilar campaign. A few years ago Rod--.
Island raised a fund of $140,000 by
popular subscription to boost the
city along industrial lines. hat was
done then will be done again. It is
ready for the Y. M. C. A. campaign
whenever it Is ready.
Rock Island never fails to make
good for good ends.
The republican tariff policy seems
to be based on the idea that the
friends of the framers of the tariff
bill must be enriched by protection
at the expense of the taxpayers. The
republican leaders think that their
party was born to make men million
aires by placing a high tariff duty on
what they manufacture, thus prevent
ing serious competition from abroad,
and then through combinations and
trusts preventing competition at home.
A welcome string of trust officials
and millionaire manufacturers was
constantly In attendance at the rooms
of the ways and means committee
and of the finance committee of the
senate when the tariff bill was being
concocted and manipulated. But few,
if any, of the people who feel the real
burden of high prices; were heard, and
when some of the democratic members
of the committee suggested that if
rates were increased prices would go
higher! they were virtually told that it
was not In their hands to make the
tariff bill; that it had been confided to
the republicans by the people electing
a majority of that party to represent
them; and the democratic members of
the ' finance committee of the senate
were not even allowed to be present at
the meetings of the majority of the
As foretold by the democrats, the prices
of the protected commodities have
greatly advanced since the protection
ists have had control; so much so that
even the president has shifted his po
sition on the tariff issue, and is trying
to discover which he will never do
"the difference in the cost of produc
tion here and abroad," so that he can
recommend to congress another revis
ion of rates. Even if the foreign man
ufacturers are willing to tell the cost
of their products which would also
disclose their trade secrets and expose
them to greater competition and the
manufacturers, trusts and combines in
the United States were equally frank,
it would be necessary under the terms
of the republican platform to set the
"reasonable profit" that should be
added to fix the tariff rates.
Under such a program of investiga
tion, who will 6ay that the tariff would
not be further raised on many articles
that are undoubtedly produced cheaper
abroad than here, leaving a "reason
able profit" out of the question. Some
necessities are now imported on which
the tariff tax is over 100 per cent, and
on all manufactured articles the aver
age tariff is over 60 per cent.
The democratic tariff program would
be more simple and would result in a
decrease in the price of manyjiecessl
ties, which would reduce the cost of
living. The first matter to settle would
be how much revenue does the govern
ment need when honestly and econom
ically administered, and then decide
upon the articles that should be taxed
to produce tne estimated revenue
The republicans call that free trade;
but it would be found necessary to tax
imports so that many millions would
be paid in tariff taxes although the tax
on food would undoubtedly be greatly
decreased, and many necessities would
be placed on the free list. From time
to time further reductions would be
made as economies and trade showed
that lower rates were possible.
Under the protection system we
have experienced "booms" which were
always followed by panics. Under the
democratic system trade would be
more even and panics would be. a thing
of the past only to be remembered to
point to the mistakes of the past as
the result of a false system.
Oct. 10 in American
173S Beujuuiii ii-it-Liraied paint
er living in England, born; died
1S2S Samuel Jackson Randall, states
man, born; died 1890.
J84S United States Naval academy
opened at Annapolis.
1372 William Henry Seward, states
man, died; born 1801. Seward was
Lincoln's principal rival in the ChiT
cago convention in 1860. He was
secretary of -state throughout the
1901 Lorenzo Snow, president of the
Mormon church, died; born 1814.
AEROPLANE DESIGNED TO CARRY SIX
NgSgsasssse" a asss j as ,1 j
: 1 ' ' .
LIEUT. J. W. Seddon of the British navy has Just designed and built an
ed to carry six passengers. Preliminary tests are being made with it
"tandem biplane," as it is called, differs entirely from any other flying
vance weighs about a ton. steel tubes take the place of wires, the planes
be propelled by two eighty-horse-power engines which are placed between
SHOT A RELATIVE
"Cowboy Mayor" Defends Ca
reer in Nebraska Campaign
THOUGHT HE HAD KILLED
Admits He Was Pretty Tough
When He Sent lirot!ier-in-Law,
but Points to Later Life.
Mayor J. C. Dab! ma a of Omaha,
candidate for governor of Nebraska
on the Democratic ticket and the fore
most wild west Cgure In politics, has
told the story of Ufa life because of
rumors that there are incidents la his
career which would not leave him on
such a plane that be could ask for the
suffrage of the people of the state.
These rumors affected his early life
in Texas, where, it was stated, he had
shot and killed a m:in aud fled the
state, coming to Nebraska under the
name of "Jim Murray." Mr. Dahlmnn
confirms the report that he shot a
man and fled from Texas and assum
ed the name of Murray. But the man
he shot did not. he bays, die. His ver
sion of it Is as follows:
Resented Desertion of Sister.
"The immediate cause of my leaving
Texas was this: An elder sister mar
ried a man named Charley Bree, a
shiftless sort of fellow, nothing more
nor Jess than an outlaw. They lived
together for two years, and some time
after their child was born be deserted
her for no apparent reason than that
he was tired of married life and his
"I was a fiery, quick tempered boy,
less than twenty years of nge. There
was scarcely any law in the coun
try and none that was likely to reach
a cuss like that. I sent him word that
I would shoot him the first time I saw
"Things went on In this condition
for some time, and Bree and I did not
meet. Then one day, purely by acci
dent, we met in" a town where neither
was known. No sooner did we face
each other than we both pulled and
shot. I got him; he missed me. We
shot but once each. My shot hit him
above the eye, and be dropped like
lead. I thought Le was done for and
wasted no time in getting away. 1
rode through into Arkansas and stay
ed there in secret, soon after coming
Brander of Mavericks.
"As I became a young man." he said,
"about the only right 1 knew was that
of the pistol and a quick hand. The
law was but poorly enforced and men
lived by the right of might. I got to
be pretty tough. I admit. I went
around a good deal of the time with
a chip on my shoulder, hoping some
one would knock it off.
"The country was full of maverick
cattle, and no one was a better hand
than I with the rope chasing, down
these strays and putting the branding
iron on them. Everybody did it. 1
was training with a bad crowd, as bad
as there was in the country, harum
scarum, devil-may-care fellows, you
know. I could see that it was only a
question of time when I would get into
trouble, so I came to Nebraska to get
away from it."
Dablman's recital concludes with the
story of his career in Nebraska as a
cowboy, sheriff, mayor and political
It's the World's Best.
No one has ever made a salve,
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Bucklen's Arnica Salve. It's the
one perfect healer of cuts, corns
burns, bruises, sores, scalds, bolls,
ulcers, eczema, salt rheum. For sore
eyes, cold sores, chapped hands, or
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To have lamp3 burning their bright
est, the bowls should be kept full of
oil and the burners free 'from oil and
charred wick. The burners can easily be
cleaned by boiling occasionally for half
an hour in a strong solution of Gold
Dust washing powder; w:pe on a cloth
and they will be as good as new. Clean
the chimney by washing in warm wate
to which has been added, a teaspoonful
of Gold Dust washing powder, and .wipe,
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The Argus Daily Short Story
The Girl in the Case. By Stacy E. Baker.
Copyrighted. 1910. by Associated Literary rress.
Rawlins, reai-iinj for tiis own infe
rior timepiece, fou::d in its place an
expensive watch with three diamonds
set In the rear case and the initials
W. A. W. engraved thereon.
Naturally Il.nwlir.s was surprised.
He returned the watch to his pocket,
carefully folded h!s puicr and glanced
about in search of the philanthropic
person who had effected the exchange.
The vinegary faced female wedged
In the seat to the riijht of him stared
A wheezing fat man. uncomfortably
crowded, sat at his left and grinned
heavily as he noted the observant eye
of his fellow passenger.
"These street cars are crowded sun
thin' awful, hain't they?"
Itawlins agreed. lie couldn't accus
tom hiuiseli' to the thought of this
man's pudgy fingers deftly inserting
themselves in his waistcoat pocket on
a delicate mission of substitution.
He stared about him searchingly,
but the enigma was unsolved when
the conductor called Twenty-third
In the sacred precincts of his own
little used law offices Ilawlins gave a
keener inspection to this gift the gods
had thrust upon him.
Heavy lines corrugated the brow of
the young attorney, and he pushed his
thick black hair back into an im
promptu pompadour as his mind grap
pled with the problem. The slim fin
gers of the youth touched the stem,
and the case snapped suddenly open,
disclosing the pictured face of a ra
Rawlins John V. Rawlins, Esq. was
young young enough. In fact, to be
lieve In the ideal woman, and tbi
likeness corresponded exactly with the
dream in his he:trt. The great blue
eyes, the flawless contour of the face,
with its piquant, retrousse nose and
determined little chin; the wave in
the heavy hair, the peerless neck and
shoulders everything about the maid
summsd up fouI dear to the youth.
The sudden advent of that rara avis,
a client, compelled him to forego the
pleasure of lingering lonp-er in admir
ing contemplation of the picture. Be
fore finding the likeness of the prob
able owr.er Rawlins had an active
mind (he man who had come into
such peculiar possession of the watch
had decided to turn It over to the po
lice, but now
Now the united efforts of the entire
constabulary of the town could not
have dragged it from him.
And yet paradox the youth wished
to find the owner, if possible, mere
than ever. The riddle of how the lit
tle timepiece happened to be In his
pocket had gripped bim witih an In
satiable cariosity at first: now. strange
ly enough, his sole thoughts were of
the maid in the case. lie longed to
meet her. He wanted to become ac
quainted with her.
- The attorney vwis bothered with no
clients that day. and in the afternoon,
with the fair pictured face of the mys
terious damsel propped before him. he
compiled an advertisement for the
Found, under peculiar circumstances,
valuable watch. Owner can have eame
by calling at Broadway and proving:
property. Rawlins, fourth floor.
Rawlins was a wealthy youth of
good city connections. He had grad
uated from Harvard the year before
and was now awakened to the fact
that New York is overcrowded with
attorneys. Clients, from a pecuniary
standpoint, he didn't need, but the
ennui of a listless life was boring bim.
etilling his ambition. This little ad
venture, with the flavor of romance
so strong upon it, bade fair to give
life tack its relish.
The advertisement brought results.
Every faker in the city seemed to nave
bought a paper and picked the Raw
lins "found" as the easy money of the
The lawyer entertained the sly ad
venturers with tentative questions on
their lips, keen searchers after infor
mation that, in turn, was to be given
over to shrewd confederates, who
would follow up with better chances
of landing the prize, and coarse wo
men who attempted to wheedle the ad
vertised article away from its holder,
and, falling in this, fell into a vocabu
lary of vehement and impolite protest.
The attorney's faith in human na
ture was sadly Jarred.
The keen youth gave absolutely no"
Information to the gleaners along the
paths of chance, and jtnus it came
enormous aeroplane which Is Intend-j
near Wolverhampton, England. This J
machine now la use. The contrl- j
cover an area of 1,000 feet and it will 3
the two sets of planes. ua
about that none was uble to come
later with sufficient Information to
draw down the trophy. Rawlins breath
ed his relief at the end of the day and
again drew the watch from his pocket
and studied the photograph. One longs
doubly for the unattainable. Tbe
youth was In a perfect frenzy to meet
Time passed. Several months went
by and still the young man was vainly
striving to meet the fair one of tbe
photograph. It became a hahit with
him to stand before tbe window of his
ofllce and stare down Into the street.
In this way there was a chance that
his knowing eyes would find tbe owner
f the watch.
One day as hr stood nt bi usual
point of vantage, his contemplative
eye3 on a lazy cab. the latter came
to a stop in front of one of the large
stores, and oh. the sudden shock of It
she stepped out.
In a moment the long legs of tbe
youth were fairly flying down the
stairs he wouldn't wait for the ele
vator and he was across the street
and into the store in another fast fol
lowing sixty seconds.
It took the attorney some time to
find the girl. The wonder of it is that
he found her at all in that huge bee
hive of struggling patrons and clerks.
She was on the first floor and at the
handkerchief counter. He patiently
waited uutil she bad finished her pur
cbascs. "I Ix .? your pardon!" he commenced,
approaching, hat in hand
The girl stared at him coldly. She
was a revelation in beauty all and
more than the photograph bad prom
ised. "I have here." said the lawyer,
"something fflnt I believe belongs to
you." He smiled in what he evidently
believed to Ik? a courteous manner, but
which left an entirely different impres
sion on the lady.
"I do not know you. sir," she an
swered in a well bred voice, the ca
dence of which thrilled her susceptible
admirer to the full of his rapidly beat
ing heart. "You have probably mis
taken me for another person," Her
eyes rested meditatively upon an ap
"I know we have never met," began
Rawlius inanely, "but but"
"At an almost imperceptible sign
from the girl the floorwalker joined
"This gentleman," began the girl dis
tantly, "thinks he knows me. He
doesn't. She paused suggestively.
The floorwalker, wise of his kind,
eyed tbe attorney with small favor.
"You had better go, sir, else" He,
too, ended his sentence with an elo
Rawlins, despite bis keen admiration
for the girl, was angry.
"One moment," he said authorita
tively to the official. He turned again
to the girL
"Perhaps yon recognize this." he
asked and held the watch before her
The maid gazed at it with some cu
riosity. "I do not," she said. "To my
knowledge, I have never seen it before
in my life. Are you the er official
propounder of enigmas here?"
The sarcasm was lost on the de
spondent Rawlins, who, with the iron
hand of the floorwalker on his arm,
was being rapidly escorted toward the
"I'm giving yon a chance." explained
the latter, "although I hadn't ought to.
The bosses here haven't any time for
fresh guys who antagonize the trade."
An elderly woman with gray hair
and faded blue eyes came hurrying
after the pair and touched the deject
ed lawyer on the arm.
"Just a moment." 6he began breath
lessly. "My niece has been telling me
about it You you must have my
"I knew it." interrupted the floor
walker. "I knew it from the start,
madam. He's a 'dip.' old offender
probably. If you'll just 6tep Into tbe
office I'll see that you recover your
property without any fuss, and we'll
send this party down."
The woman stared.
"You are rather ofllcious. "This gen
tleman was attempting to do my niece
a favor. He is no pickpocket. I am
sure of that" She ppoke coldly.
She turned to Rawlins. "Tell me.
was the watch you wished to return
set with three diamonds and did it
contain a little mlniaturer
Rawlins nodded fi happy assent The
girl had Joined them. The youth noted
with an appreciative eye the embar
rassed flush dotting her cheeks.
This is your property," came from
Rawlins. Once again he took the
watch from his pocket. an(J tne eager
bands of tbe older woman accepted it
"Oh. how can I ever thank you?"
she gasped. "It really is my watch!"
She turned to Rawlins. "And yon rec
ognized my niece from the little pic
ture?" Again . the happy youth nodded.
Words were beyond him.
"But how did you get it?" she asked
wonderingly. "I saw that great, fat
thief who grabbed it from my hands
run and jump u a street car, and al
though I promptly reported the mat
ter to the police I really had given up
expecting the return - of tbe trinket
"It was my first day In the city
she continued. "T live In New Orleans,
you must know, and I nru only visit
ing here. Marie she is my sister
worries so over trifles that I didn't tell
her. Really. I never expected to see
it again. I"
"But why don't you allow the gen
tleman to answer your question,
auntie?" laughingly interrupted the
Upon Rawlins a great light had
dawned. The good natured heavy
weight seated on his right in the car
bad been the pickpocket who had
stolen the watch. Evidently fearing
capture, he had shifted the thing upon
Rawlins and taken the cheaper time
piece of the attorney in return.
"It's a long story," explained the
youth "almost too long to tell here,
I am a lawyer, with offices Just across
the way." He handed the older wom
an a card. "If I might suggest"
"You must ride home with us In our
carriage," eagerly Interrupted the
aunt "and explain in detail. Really,
I wouldn't miss the. story for the
watch. Or perhaps," she amended,
"you can't spare the time Just now?"
Rawlins glanced at the red cheeked
"I will be pleased to ride borne with
you." be said.
DIME NEARLY RUINS K0RSE.
Lands In Shoulder During Fall and
Operation Is Necessary.
An operation performed by City
Veterinarian Matthew A. Pierce of
Paterson, N. J.. on a fire engine horse
to ascertain the cause of a lump which
had been raised on tbe animal's shoul
der resulted In finding a ten cent
piece Imbedded in the flesh nearly an
How the coin came to get 'a the
horse's ehouldor is unknown, but Dr.
Pierce ventured to say that the ani
mal pfeked up the dime three years
ago, when it slipix'd and fell, sliding
for several feet along the pavement
Dr. Price thinks the dime was picked
up by the horse then and escaped the
eye t the doctor who attended the
horse afterward. The swelling was
reduced by the removal of the coin.
GRASS ALASKA EXILE'S. FOOD.
Willingly ' Exchanges Vegetarianism
For Deck Hand's Board.
When the steamer Monarch was on
her last trip down the Tanana river,
in Alaska, some one noticed that a flag
was being waved from a little island
in the river. Captain Blair stopped his
boat and sent back to investigate.
There he found an unfortunate man
who bad been wrecked on tbe island,
lost all tils outfit and was reduced to
tbe necessity of eating grass.
As the man bad been three days
n ithout food lie was weak, but he took
a job as deck hand on the Monarch,
where a few good meals straightened
Swiss Own Railway Monopoly.
The government owns a majority of
the railroads and owns and operates
all the telegraphs and telephones In
Switzerland, manufacturing tl? equip
ment for all except steel rails.
Kills a Murderer.
A merciless murderer is appendi
citis with many victims. But Dr.
King's New Life Pills kill it by pre
vention. They gently stimulate
stomach, liver and bowels, prevent
ing that clogging that invites appen
dicitis, curing constipation, headache
biliousness, chills. Twenty-five cents
at all druggists.
First, last and all the
time that there is -o
store in town where you
can get such acceptable
presents as at our store.
A new line -of watercol
ors this week over, 100
subjects in this line. And
we have a few of those
fine platinum nature stud
ies left. . -
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expert framing and mat
cutting and carry tho most
complete line of mould
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PERT PARAGRAPHS. '
rjHE party telephone line is a great
sweetener of the monotony of life.
If only some genius would do away
with the telltale little click happiness
would be complete.
It requires brains as well as indus
try to make success and, added to these,
Some persons are so dense that they
couldn't play a good band In the game
of lifettf they had tbe best cards in
The man who Is afraid be will do
too much work is apt to find himself
with none to do when a pinch comes.
Many a woman would bo supremely
happy if she could only be as Independ
ent as ber servant girL
When a woman fails to taagh at he
husband's Jokes he deplores lifcr falling
sense of humor.
The best way to get a story Into
Quick circulation is by telling It to a
Tbe man who gets a sprained wrist
cranking up for a charming widow be
lieves be Buffers in a good causa.
The "cricket oa tbe hearth" as a sen
timent doesn't appeal to the man who
bas stubbed bis toe, skinned bis knee
and lost his temper trying to kill the
cricket because bis wife says It will
cut the carpet
"Why won't Wilson's wife believe
what he says?"
"She has no faith."
"Can't she cultivate it?"
"No. He says she Is such an in
veterate bargain buntar that she won't
have a thing that she doesn't bay
marked down from the bargain count
er." Poor Fellow.
"lie bas to. eat his words."
"Yes, and bis digestion isn't good.
"lie will never brins bis father's
gray hairs hi sorrow to the grave."
"Do you think so?"
"I know it."
"I am bo glad to hear you say so.
But he Is a pretty bad boy."
"That may be, but the old man Is
bald as a goose egg."
Contentment toward him seemed to flow.
Peace that no man could rob.
Nor will you wonder when you know
Ills wife had sot a lob.
"You sayjie never quarrels with hti
"I wonder bow it happens."
"He isn't married."
Piece cf Her Mind,
"lie took a map of me the first time
he saw me."
"Wasn't it?" ' '
"Yes. What did you do?"
"I snapped right back at bim."
"There is room at tbe top."
"That's what they say."
"But I understand tbe underpinning
ifcinsecure." Lost Opportunity.
"Too bad you don't smoke, John.
"Why. my dear?"
"Think how much money you coold
make by quitting."
A Change of Tuna.
Oh, doctor, when we do not have
A single pain or ache
We acT at you and all the things
You mix for ua to take.
But let ua net the sllKhtet touch
Of Bomethlnc like dlaeaae
We fl y to you at ance and cry,
"Oh. doctor, help ua, pleaaet"
We contemplate complacently
Thes tnfnira wen far away
And feel that alwaya we will romp
Well aa we are today.
X little pinching underneath
Our belt or pinafore
la all we need to make us come 1
A-knocklns at your door.
Tbat'a where you set your mlrhty dns
Tou alt around and wait
And know that we will have to hike
To aee you aoon or lata.
And then you rubber at our tongue,
Aalc where we feel ao aore
And mutter aa you ahake your beaa
We anould have come before.
Tla not the whlakers on your face,
'Tla not the. thlnga you know.
That makes ua when we need a friend
To you for comfort so.
That makea ua trail you down the strea
And atlck to you like glue.
It'a Juet because we do not know
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