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THE HOCK" ISI.A.M) AKGUS. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 11)10.
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Thursday, December 15, 1910.
You can buy fifty Red Cross stamps
for 50 eents.
Meantime don't fail to do your New
Year resolving early.
You may not be able to avoid the
rush, but you can still shop early.
Diaz, president of Mexico, gets $50.-
000 a year, and just now he is earning
every cent of it.
President Taft is handing out his
Christmas presents early and they
It will be well to adhere to that
time-honored custom of consulting The
Argus' advertising columns before
sailing forth on that Christmas shop
Kin" George is offended with Win-
cton fSMT-Viin oni. vrTr tot Viini n n-
.h rnrai or, r,.iv.rl
as home secretary, Winston has rath-
er more influence
I had such a vitally important duty laid
Secretary of State Knox Is eminent-! before it more plainly than its duty in
ly right in holding that Italy's refusal1 'ho matter of the initiative and refer
to' surrender prisoners for trial in this en.him.
country does not justify retaliation iu ' The republican state platform says
kind. Sueh methods are beneath the ; unequivocally :
dignitj- of such a country as America. I "V.'e favor an amendment to the cm-
; siirution providing for the initiative
Stealing a red-hot stove has long and referendum."
figured as "the limit" of predatory
daring, if not an impossible feat. But j
something closely akin to it is re-1
ported from Hoboken. N. J., where
a man is under arrest charged with
having carried off a stove in whieli
a fire was ivirning. . And to make
ihe affair seem bolder the stove was
taken from a police station.
What matters it if Secretary of War
rickln.-on. .-is a result of his observa
tions abroad, has got an alarming re-,
port up his sleeve of the utter unpre-
tsaredness of this country for war so !
long as there are men of the Andrew 1
Carnegie type ready to give millions ; recently told of its advantages at a
for world-wide peace. Of course there : large meeting of business men and
are some nations, just as there are in-: others in Chicago. The other day he
dividuals, who can only be restrained j was asked to speak at Quincy, and
and made to behave by means of force. : not being able to accept, sent the fol
Civilization and world-wide confidence. ! lowing letter, which will bo read with
with the possibility of trade wars elim
inated, may change these conditions.
Wichita Beacon: A rich old man
was asked how he made his money.
"Simplest thintr in the world." he said.
"I always did 'the reverse of what ev- i fo do so. But I want to say to the j under the r.ew plan they had all the
erybody else was doing. If everybodv ' People of Quincy, if they adopt the rights which .he law M-.-.v. them. To
everybody sold. I bought prices were . commission form of government, that day they ; re .-aust,- ,:. iU.-n the dis-
everyboddy sold, I bought prices were I
low" .Tiist now pvervhnrfv U rushing
to the cities, which are swelling to ab
normal size. Young man, go to the
soil! There lies opportunity. Go with
knowledge, energy and determination
to be a real artist in your business.
You will win, for the people of the
E-wollen towns must eat three times a
day, 365 days in the year.
Is Charity Only Pocketbook Ieep?
This ia the season of the year when
many people develop symptoms of
charity, and many of them act, but
not by any means all. You know how
it Is. You have felt the symptoms
Perhaps you've seen apoor, old man,
crippled. Infirm, poverty-stricken and
"Poor fellow," you say to yourself,
"I'd like to do something to relieve his
But you soon forgot about It.
Or, you may look into the counte
nance of some care-worn mother
whose misfortunes have been many,
whose furrowed face and hopeless ex
pression tell of sorrows, disappoint
ment, anguish, suffering and the keen
est of distress.
"Poor woman," you say to yourself,
"how sorry I feel for her. I will do
something to make her feel the glad
ness of tiiis Christmas."
But you forget about it.
Perhaps your heart Is appealed to
by the thin, wan, pitiful face of some
ill-clad little boy or girl some child of
misfortune whose body shakes with
the cold, whose half-starved expres
sion gives proof that she has not had
much to eat. As vou look upon this
little fragment of humanity, your heart
is moved to pity. You stop to con
template the plight of the child. As
resolutions to help this little unfortu
nate and to aid others like her crowd
into your mind, and perhaps a tear
falls from your cheek in mute evi
dence of an element of sincerity in
your pity, you feel quite confident you
were going to he a Santa Claus for
some' poor hoy or girl.
Yes, you were sincere. You were
determinted to do something in the
way of actual, practical charity. For
a little while the face of that child
was imprinted upon your heart.
But certain other things happened
and you forgot all about it.
You were sympathetic temporarily, j
but not long enough for that pain in
your heart to settle down to the
Do your planning of practical char
ities early. Do it now. Consider the
distress, the poverty, the want right
here in Rock Island, and be a Sant
Claus to one or more children -whose
poverty makes Christmas a mockery
Plan charity and act. Let the heart
and the pocket-book cooperate.
A Bulky Congress.
It Is estimated that under the new
apportionment the membership of the
house of representatives will be in- j
creased to 4G1 from the present nura- I
ber .of 391. Speaker Cannon, whose j Notice is hereby given, that on
experience gives his opinion much j Tuesday, the third day of January,
, . . t .i4i,- A. I).. 10 11, in the city of Rock Is-
we.ght. says .he house is too w ,eldl . n eo(.tion ., be hel(l
Vet with the new apportionment it will ' for vo,jnp; for or apaiust the adop
be made larger. There is no question jtjou t)f tue commission form of gov
that the veteran speaker has recently , t,rnment for the city cf Rock ls
found the house too unwieldly for his ! and.
handling. Which election will be opened at
Yci wi'h this increase the member- j 7 o'c lock in ihe morning and shall
ship of the house would be less than i he closed at 5 o'clcd; in the evening
1 hat of the Hiiiish commons, the j of thai day.
French chamber cf deputies, or the j Place: for registration and voting
German reichstag. although the popula-1 will ha r.s follows:
t:on of this country is much the great-
jest. As most of the work of legisla-
1 t ion is done in committee doubt !es
ich of ii the main thing is to
i send to congress
men of public spirit
or,,i or,r,V;i. for tho disohnrsro of
the important duties of representatives
of this great na. .on.
The more here arc o such men th-j
less unwieldly will be the house- "
the more efficient the legislation.
The Issue nt Ste.ke.
There is a scheme engineered by
. ,.-.! -
i privilege in Illinois to deteat the will of
(the people so vehemently expressed
j Pn the initiative and referendum at;
i h & nrvl.ci in Vnvpmhor 1
There never was an issue put up
more squarely to the legislature.
legislatlve body of this state has never
rne democratic plasfoim state.- P,ls-:
"As the first ste p toward the restor-
ation of representative government in;
lilino:s. wo favor the submission an 1
adoption of an amendment to our slat i
"Lafc" Young on the Commission Plan
United Sta'cs S-.-nator "Laf " Yovtng
of Iowa, although busy with his otfk-ial ;
duties in Washington, is an enthusiast i
in favor of the commission form, and
interest wherever the commission form
!s being considered:
I "I received the very kind Invirat ion
of Judge Montgomery to visit Quincy
to discuss commission form of govern-.
racnt I regret that I will be; unable i
witnm a penou n six montr.s mere- ;
alter tney win D wondering way cney
T .1 , . . 1 V. a a 1 1 IdnAl I e r rst t t ct.-lrt -If-
t'lOli.lVl LUC U1U I.U3CliailiXur i?i.il; Ul J w.v...... .-."iiiiuni .w.i.vv.. . ..... v
city government so long as they did. j is a new rnirit in lies Moines on ac
"We are entitled to call ours th lies ' count of our new plan oT government.
Moines plan, because it is: not t he same ; The penpio realize tin y have the city
as the Galveston plan. We have the government right under their Ihum'i.
non-partisan, jirimary, initiative and : Having tlie ret tiil i e ;uis tiiere is a
referendum, and the recall. We elect ; lasso around the eoiemi t.er'.s neck,
our commissioners for two year terms,! "Vou will never need the recall. Wo
all at one election. They come In to-J have never used it. We do not expect
gether and go out totrether. This is a to use it.
positive advantage. If you want to J "O ir (on.n.lintirrs have paid all
make a revolution in Quincy, you can
do It at one election. Under the old I
plan of city government revolutions i
were not possible at one election, be-
cause the people did not all get mad at
once. Hence, reforms were on the in-;
stalment plan. Now we have, figur-j
atively speaking, our political birds !
all on the top rail of the fence, and !
with one shot, if necessary, we can
clean the top rail. We do not even
need a second barrel.
"The new plan means a concentra
tion of power and also of responsibili
ty. If things go wrong we know whom
to blame. If they go right, you know
whom to praise. Praise is as essential
s blame. Party names are prohibited.
Campaign funds are prohibited. The '
city furnishes the tiekets for the pri
mary and the election. Every man
votes at the non-partisan primary. The
10 highest names are put on the final
ballot and the voter at the polls elim
inates five of those. Then we have
our commission. One of them is call
ed mayor, although he has no more
authority than his associates, but the'
people thought they had to have a
mayor to throw the first ball at the
opening of the season.
"Des Moines has had the commission
government nearly three years. We
have cleaner streets, better sidewalks,
better pavements, and in all respects
a better government than since our
city was first incorporated. The old
form of municipal government looks
like a joke to one who has had exper
ience with the new.
"Forty years ago, when I was learn
ing the printing trade, the engineer
and the fireman got to the office at 6
o'clock, burned coal and had steam up
one hour before the workmen began.
They oiled up all the shafting and for
an hour they ran the shafting and bclt-
ing which filled the upper part of the i hind the automobile, or the tallow cpu- &ut . ailir ,T luu
room. At noon they did the same j die is behind the ekctric light I am ' n,orn'ns !"'V '1nan URU"1"
th.w Th, .ho,- ,,, n L.. r .,., ...... " care itself, dropped a statuette of a
of the fuel, running the idle shaf tins i
a...-, V 4 . n J .iV n i ... .". T V. v. 1
constitution providing for direct legis-'
lation by means of the initiative and
Both groat parties are pledged posi-j
tively. Democrats and republicans are
alike pledged to this principle.
Net only that, but on election day j
the people clinched this proposition by ;
approving the initiative and referen- j
dum at ;he polls by the tremendous j
vote of four lo one. ,
It js put squarely up to the legislator ;
to serve either privilege or the people, i
No doubt a good many of them will be ,
I found, as usual, in the lap of privilege, I
playing puppet for the plunderbund. j
First ward, first precinct 41..
; First ward, second precinct 000
Second waru, nrst precinct iuii
I Third avenue.
! fn? ward' Sernd Irecinct-
019 Sixth avenue,
, Third ward, first prceinet-Coun-
, bunding. Third avenue and
, pol:rtoenUl street.
j Third ward PCCOIul precinct
1 4u4 Seventh avenue.
Third ward, third precinct 1101
: Fourth ward, iir-t precinct 1314
; . ,
; Third avenue.
j p'ourth ward, eo?ond precinct-
Trinity church vestry, rear ISIS
i Fifth ward. Prst pvoiinct
house on. Twenty-seiond street.
1 T.-jftk ward, second precinct-
jSehinid's store. Twentieth street.
Sixth w:rd. lirs-t rrecsnct-
hoi.'.e en Twenty-sixth street. j
Sixth ward, second precinct Rear;
of -TOO Seventh avenue. :
fever th w.-.rd. lirst piecinet 31)0
Fifth avenue. !
Seventh w.-.rd. second jrecir.f"t ;
reterson" carpenter s;hep, r 1 0 Forty-!
iifth street. j
Seventh ward, third ptveinct ,
cannon's pain; fIk.'. Fourteenth
.venue between Thirty-eighth and
M. T. FM'IKIREN.
(iity and tf.wn clerk
Reck Island, 111., Dec. 1 -, 1910.
and the belting. Nov.- we run eu-h ma-,
chine trcni a sepa.-i:tt mo: or. and wln-r;
that machine is not going there is no
expense. We oie-ht
to have sense
enough to cut out the shafting and
belting in municipal government.
"Tlie poll' icians in Quincy will be
;ma:.,.-t yen. They want to adhere to
the old methods. The average poli
tician is a reformer only with his
' "Some of our laboring men were
'opposed to the plan at first, but they
are fcr i: now.
"The saloon men thought they were
going to be kicked oui.b:it they found
-.ii, ce emeu,.. . aie .-aw.si.eu
.ioj oc no...: ,.n
o-nolovr.l now .-.ml'
IT V 1 HIT fIIV Tl.Tlfl .f tOI' 1,1. I nil T.
our old debts on tie same rate of
taxation and are making many beaut i-
ful improvements. We co'jld have re-;
duced taxation had we so desired. W? '
are omhimg a eiiy mm. which is not :i
city hail. It is a municipal building,
There h; no law-making chamber in it.
Some cities eec t men to their councils
because they are talkers. But you do
not need Clays and Webster?. You ;
need men f common sense who know j
how to do common tilings hor.cstlv and
"You ought to adopt this form of j
municipal government in Quincy with-1
out a dissenting vote. If you do not
rlr it tllf. Cl timf. .r.,, .1 111 ,1.,. r.n I
ond. The people? of a municipality sire
generally like a man who is in bed in
a cold room who prefers to shiver all
night rather than get up and reach for
a quilt that Is within 10 feet of him.
Communities are everywhere shivering
under the old plan when they could
get up and end it all by reaching for
the quilt. If live men can run the
Union Pacific railroad better than ?3,
why should not five men manage the
city of Quincy?
"The government of Quincy is a bus
iness proposition. You w ill never have
a good city government under the
ward system. Men are elected to the
council from wards who never could !
be elected by the city at large. The
people will not undertake it because
they do not want to keep themselves
excited all the time. Every business
man would be willing to help clean up
a city once, but he does not want to
be bothered about it every week. The
thing to do is to elee; five men and
hold them responsible.
"To make it short. I will sav the old i
o.umhersorhe forn. nf m,i,.id ,.Q,.n' i
merit, is as far behind the business in
telligence of today as the old ox is be-i
"Vl I ' 1 VIUlllUU I l.- O W II Mf' . 'Ml I 1 (' Il V
success to you.'
REVIVING THE PAPYRUS INDUSTRY
hte . ..- .va-v
SUJVT 7-fiJ? vf OLD
MOVED by the warnings of the experts regarding the near approach of
a paper famine consequent on the demolition of the world's forests, a
number of capitalists have undertaken the resuscitation of the ancient
cultivation of the papyrus reed of Egypt and its manufacture into paper.
The task was entrusted to J. Smedley Norton, a well-known traveler and
explorer, and very satisfactory progress is being made. A plantation
near Alexandria has been sown and reaped and the produce shipped to a
paper mill in England where it was manufactured into paper of excellent
quality which already has been utilized in the printing press with every
success. A field of papyrus will yield three crops annually and can furnish,
according to the experts, nearly one hundred tons to the acre.
The Argus Daily Short Story
The Broken Statuette By F. A. Mitchel.
Copyrighted. 1310, by Associated Literary Freer.
In a street opposite the Pitti palace.
In Florence, Italy, there are numer
ous art stores, one of which is almost
exclusively devoted to statuettes. If
one prizes mere beauty unenhanced by
some name famous In art. especially
beauty encenpassed in small proper-j
tions. he would scarcely find more oft
it collected in one tiny room than lis
this little shop. There are full fig -
ures, busts and heads. The figures !
are graceful; the faces are natural.
Indeed, the little people seem rather
to be human beings who have slipped
into the marble than lifeless ones cut
out of it.
Winsiow Seymour, a young Amerl -
; can artist studying in Florence, one
! morning shortly before Christmas en -
! tered this shop for the purpose of
buying a gift for Lis ladylove, a
young Florentine of whom he had be-
i come enamored. Rather he had gone
into the shop to look over the statu-
ettcs and think how pleasant it would
be to send one of tl rm to Senorina
, Beatriein Palroni. fir lie was poor r.s
; a church mouse, and, although he had
put aside a few lira for n gift for her.
he could not afford to pay the price
of even the smallest figure. Not that
uiov v.ere oostiy. mere arc oia pain?-
ings In Florence representing perhaps!
some sami ituieci. nil exce pt the tip of
the nose, that would If it could be
purchased ct all bring thousands
where the statuettes would bring one. ;
TKn Init... . ...... -. . J . . l l . I ....
The latter were produced by nrtists
; who began far beyond where the pain1:- i
er of the srtint left off. but his wor'c
has nothing but beauty to recommend '
' ir- '
The lady belonged to ono of the old- '
est families in Italy and one possessed ;
of eors:.:e-:ihle landed estates. How j
V .... ... . .. i.-l-l ana on ner aoes
not pertain to this story. She was in j
fl measure indownrliint or ulnl -rnM '
not have boon permitted to throw her
self away on an impecunious Ameri
can. It is usually the poor Italian
"who niarrios the rich American, but in
this ease the conditions were reversed.
Perhaps it was that Seymour had more
of the Italian nature in him than tho
.Mr.eri'an. He was extremely sensi
tive, extremely ideal. There was an
unconscious innocence about him that
NOT THE FIXKST HAIR MAKK COCLD H
was very attractive. Uls friends spoke
of him as a child of nature. And above
all he possessed the gift of apprecia
tion of beauty wherever he found it.
An elderly woman keeps the art shop,
and the momeut Seymour-entered sbm
smiled a welcome. Though ha never
had bought any of her wares, she knew
he took them iuto bis heart Othei-s
would come. look and say. "Very
pretty." but Seymour would gaze en
raptured. "Ah, senora," be exclaimed, "how I
wish I could afford to send this shep
herdess to one I love and one who
"You may have it at what it cost
me- Kenort- was lue rtW- Pa?
ni? whet can."
He shook his head mournfully.
"I have a plan to propose to you,v
1 J . i. . I. . iirnt.
little girl called 'Christmas Morning,'!
' because the artist has Doxtraved bat. I
. mm w 1
y """"N. JS'
supposedly looking up at a mantel
where her stocking "hangs, and broke;
it in three pieces. I can mend it for
i vou. I've done much of that kind of
work and can do it so that the breaks
j will not be visible, and you can send
It to the fcenorita for a Christmas gift,
It will cost you nothing."
j "Oh, no, senora, I wouldn't like to do
She brought the parts. They were
so broken that she could set them
up ia place, and she stood them before
him. He fastened his eyes upon the
statuette, and the longer he looked
the stronger became his wish to give
!it in perfect condition to Beatrice.
j She loved beautiful things as well a1?
! he; indeed, that is what first attracted
j them to each other. He saw that with
careful handling the parts could be
j put together to retain all its beauty, !
I and he knew that the shopkeeper had
j a process by which she could blur I
; over the lines where they werejolne1. i
I "Dear Beatrice." he sa'd to himself1 !
musingly, "what exquisite happiness
! Jt wouia fcng me to send you the
Btatuette if jt were only perfect. But
i a perfect one would cost me 20 lir.-.
,i i jin i,f , 1(1P thP nuroose "
' inf a nhoto-rraohie nlate lontr ex
wiH produce an image the un-
; aided cve camlot see. so looking i
the statuette produced a determina-
tlon to follow the senora's suggestion. ;
At Iast b to!d h,.r to join the parts
and send the statuette. Then he went '. 1 ,c ls :'0,i, v u " a,lu sum- :,a'J
out, and, his better judgment reassert- ; 1:1 man w,1 wo''hi pivach
ing itself, he returned and counter- I mu- help thorn who fail. !
manded the order. But the sight of j The- pa.ion to do, puts man through. ;
the exquisite figure of the child stand- nrt'l iv.ar.-s love of the good makes
insr where he had left it was too much , ii- ,r" ''.th hini-elf and
for him. ami he told the shopkeeper to .you; man's jay is forever if he te-.is or :
do as he had said. She was to send; hates, nee-r.
tha m!irhi no Christmas morning and
would have a fortnight iu which to do
the work. j wonder if we hav e done tho ood up
Meanwhile Seymour painted and .to the full standard that we have un
dreamed of the pleasure he would de- jderstoed.
rive from a visit on Christinas nioru- This is a inw of life to tie hi.-';
ing to P.ea trice. The statuette was to !ou can only put oti .he good y put
be there the day before. lie would j ting a 'ay the evil, you live in low
call at 11. He remembered tow j by hiding away yeur h;.;o and you so-
much more attractive and beautiful
things appear when seen by them
selves alone and pictured tlie dear
child as lie would see her on a mantel
or a table, Beatrice looking at her in
... 1 t . ... !,. 1,. ili-i.. mo n-urn In. '
ill.lll.lillH'lI. llll 111-. "I I'lU'i . .
terrupted by painful forebodings. Sup
posing the restorer failed to perfectly
conceal the lines where the parts
?nln4 CiiTumuiniF In i rn n s 1 11 ; ! on thf
parts should become detached. 1 he
bare supposition of either of these
caused the hot blood to mount to his
cheek, his heart to beat, and he would
get up from before bis easel and pace
And nt such times a great mis
trust of his Judgment would come to ;
him. and he would wonder if he was j
not about to do something dreadful, j
There was not a dishonest hair in his j
head. He had gone over the matter j
carefullv. and his conscience was !
clear. The statuette was a thing of !
beauty: that beauty would not be
marred if the pieces were perfectly j
Joined together so that no one could
tell the marble from a perfect one. an owners lancet Lnequaiej for I 1 1
Bentrice was like him In this respect. ious i-?ss. jaundice, indigestion, head
Iler reverence for works of art was in ;ache. chilis, malaria and debility. 23c
their actual beauty Irrespective of any
It seemed a long period of waiting,
made up of flashes of anticipated
pleasure and dread lest his wish to
give happiness to one he loved should
be turned to a bitter result a result
that might cost him his Beatrice. He
knew that if the secret came out.
could she know the feelings that
prompted the deception she would for
give him. but would not the bare fact
nlone that he had sought to impose on
her be evident?
Christmas morning was rung in by
bells on cathedrals tlnrt had an
nounced the anniversary of the birth
of Jesus for hundreds of years. It
was a bright morning, and the tem
per of the people was In keeping with
the sunshine. Seymour could scarce
ly wait for the time he had deter
mined that he would visit Beatrice.
Indeed, he did not wait, for half an
hour before fJtr clock struck 11 he
appeared befof (ier home. She opened
the door for him herself, throwing her
nrftiH niiout mm j.r.d exciaimlns:
"f)(i. Winxliuv It U beautiful!"
"t Icik'-.v you would like it."
"f.lu- It! 1 love it. and I love you
for fci-fxlin:: It lo tue. You have tried
In Hi lvi lim-:H of your nature to give
rm lift pplii".".. and you hsive sneeeedeci
f.-ir t-tti-r th;in you could have ex-I.-'t-d.
And think how it will be a
IN-ior- fo t:i- Ions after this Chrlst
idhh itid other Chrlstmnsea have pn.F3--1
K.!k I-X liltn Into her boudoir and
there on n pedestal from which she
had ninovrd it 1, 11st Htood the sptfu-
ette. It whs certainly very beautiful. I
Seymour '.vent close to It and looked j
for the linen where the part Imd been j
Joined. Not the finest hair mark could j
he detect. j
Then Ms. rlmple heart was full of (
happiness. P.ut happier than he was ;
the plrl who had received his gift. ;
Hefore Sevi.'iour had visited her he
! had roup to the church for confession. '
! And this wan what xj:e confessed:
1 "Father, I have been very wickeri 1
j Satan has come Into me and caused me
i to commit a great deception. Yester- !
j day a gift cnm from my lover. It !
was a statue::e and had been broken j
in three parts. Each part was care- that of the iceman.
fully wrapped in soft paper and the'
whole packed in excelsior. I could not j The really womanly woman is afraid
understand it. I had seen the statu-! to stay alone after dusk. It is a much
ette in a shop. I went there and asked more refined way of making one's hus
the woman who kept the place for an j hand stay in nights than to start a
explanation. I thought she would
swoon through mortification. She ad
mitted that she had given my lover
the broken statuette, promising to
mend it. In the Christmas hurry her
man bad pocked it and sent it to the
address written on its base without
"Father, I got from her the address
of the sculptor. 1 went to bis studio
and found another copy of the original
plaster that had been put in marble. I
j bought it, and when my lover comes
! this morning I shall pretend that it is
! the one he sent. Father, absolve me."
j "My daughter, you have committed
i no sin. and you are about to commit
! no sin. Your lover doubtless soucht
only your happiness, though of his
motives I know not. Your subterfuge
: to spare him rain is In accord with the
: usnires of our ehnreh :o nhsotvfl
! mv dauchter from nnv sin von mnv
! believe you have committed or are
j about to commit in this deception." i
! Beatrice and Winsiow Sevmour art
j now hanging stockings on Christmas i
eve for their children. The statuette ,
! stands in a conspicuous place in their j
j home, the next loved to those of flesh ;
arKj blood. Beatrice has often re- j
j eoiTOa to tell her husband that it has j
j never been broken, but has not found i
ne neart to do S0- sb? still says' she (
will seme day.
The juan who knows the best should 1
(teach the rest of men how to advance!
'to th'ir greatest ood Ihe nv eli-mcan- 1
brother should e;d another. i
When you make goodness your cen -
tcr you will attract happiness and:
i truth and love from above sin can
; 1 ot , ,itrl'
'T-1 . :
1 he sur.inter time elos- s, so say to
, The fast ding ro.-es. and w- 1! we
success by nmkirg fun of fear.
Dec. 15 in American
1S11 Tlie famous Hartford convention i
(anti-wr.ri met at Hartford. Conn. j
1S73 I.oui. Agassi, celebrated naf- !
ura list, d'reetor of the mu'-cuni of j
zoology at Cambridge, died; born i
1SDO Sitting Bull, the notorious SiouT
chief who boasted of leading thv
Custer massacre, killed in a fiht
with the Indian police in South Da
kota. IOCS Donald Oi. Mitchell (Ik Marvel.,
noted essnyist and novelist, died a: ;
Edgewood. Conn.; born 1"J. j
Banks On Sure Thing Now.
never be without I.)r. King's New
I-ifc Pills arrain," writes A. Sehingeck,
C 7 Elm street, Buffalo, N. Y. "They
cured me of chronic constipation when j
'at all rruggistf
Everybody to know that
we carry, the largest and
most beautiful line of fan
cy candy baskets and
boxes. Just the thing for
a Xmas gift. From 21c to
329 Twentieth Street.
PERT PARAGRAPHS. -
rpiIC p.nall boy who starts in belnf
good two months before pays a
high price for what he gets on Chrlst-
I mas day.
The rnnn who ppend.H h's Inst nickel
us if he had a million behind It gets
all that's coining to him.
A mischief maker is a person who
collects gossip and distributes It where
it will do the most harm.
When a woman always tells you
what her possessions cost you may
know she can't pet over the wonder of
Laving money to spend.
It is most exasperating to hove the
coalmi.n sending in his bill to Jostle
j roughhouse when he is out late.
Some folks get most of their enjoy
ment out of being disagreeable.
Always praise your rival's work and
j so get a reputation for fairness and
Ability to paddle your own ennoe
was never responsible for any failures
j on your part.
When a marriage occurs the neigh-
bors are greatly entertained among
' themselves in discussing which got the
j better of the bargain.
The most forlorn child is the one
! w-hos mother practices all the help
hints on raising children.
I When a man boasts that at his place
Tilings go ins way men tuiun ue uiui
be a man of force, but women know
he is henpecked at home.
Some men can keep up their courage
by whistling, but others require a brass
Just a Talker.
we let Edith in
"Is she interested?"
"Mercy, yes; She has talked an
awful lot about It."
"Take her name off, then. She prob
al.lv has done all she will do about it"
On the Quiet.
lie vnttirrd Into several lines.
This all wie fasv mark.
But he did mt liplleve In dljms,
And so lie kept It dark.
Matter of Opinion.
"We were rivals In love."
"Indeed! And did he get the best of
"Weii, that depends upon how you
j look at It."
"How Is that?"
"I got the girl."
"How Is your best girl;"
"II" warned in time."
"What do you mean?"
"Th.-.t kind of a girl may be all right,
but i hat kind of a wife is n different
"Yes. my son."
"What is nn enthuIf!St?"
"One who road all the literature that
the pres.; n;: -:u of a concern sends out
und belie it."
'Iid you ay
those clothes wer
cut lo measure?"
Th - mlr-!iy litrh v. lit noon be don.
There will be no reiUKKhiK.
lienonth tlio Kultr.v aoutlivrn lun
I'loeceili tlie fenllve ul;nlnff.
-'fi ;i to a Kratifyinn head
W ill coin., thin work romantic.
For the ThcIHc then will wed
The charming, coy Atlantic.
Tr.ft took ir on himself one day
To r.ina .ia to travel.
Anil there he f.iw them melt amy.
Those mllfs of nnd ar.d gravel.
Tl o siroritf an.l nfurJy shovel Una
The Uirt was -deftly tnsnlnK.
Anil he felt certnln by that Blrn
Th;.t ships would soon be crossing.
It Isn't any P'.sry task
T' make that wide deprcewlon.
If I'i'l oi- an one should nsk.
"How cr.i-s the urand riroccssion ?
Ti.ey had to ?et the Vankee pace
In discing and In fpendi.13
Before the president could place
llts finger on the end In if.
Econ through Its banks will waters flow
And ships and stately barsre '
Vnfiotted bark and forth will ro
K::cept. cf course, by charges.
There will be parage to r.nd fro
F. r war or trade or Junket.
And Just nbotit a year afro
Or eo vho would bava thurik ItT
A sprained ankle will usually dlsahle
the injured' person for three or four
week '. This is due to lack of proper
j trear.rent. when Chamberlain's Hni
jment is applied a cure may be effected
I in ih'oe or four days. Thrs liniment
lis u'ie of the best and most remark
i able preparations in use. Sold by all