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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1911.
Published Daily and Weakly at i24
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township in Rock Island county.
Monday, February 6, 1911.
It has been said that a watched pot
never boils but that la not true of the
Illinois jack pot.
Dr. Cook's molasses test for the
north pole smacks of the kitchen
rather than the observatory.
Many of the railroads are making;
provision for double tracking their en-j
tire systems. Has the double crossing
which has been going on for some
time been preliminary to this move?
The Union Pacific has decided to
doube-track its lines from the Mis-;
souri river to the Pacific coast, which!
is another indication that the rail-!
road managers are not as alarmed '
as they pretend. i
President Taft has promised to:
be in Spririgfieid, HI., this w ek to at
tend the Lincoln memorial celebra- '
tion, stopping at Columbus, Ohio, on '
the way. He is to be back in the
"Whin- house by the loth, so that the;
rcnercer.ional mice may not he invited '
to usidue playfiiin ss by too lor. an ab- '
"And what is this rubber stamp
for " wp asl-'(l of the Kentucky moun
taineer at whose humble home we
were o .-erniM. says a writer in Life.
"That?" he smiled. "Wei!, friend,
that's soniepin" I use whenever I
shoot one o' tb" Tolllvers. Hev to
conform to the statoots." He stamped
upon a j.iece of paper with !t and we
read : "(luaranteed Under the Poor
The friends of woman Fuffrsge :
have ;r hievc d a half-way victory hi
California. P.y a vote f to tbe
senate pa-.vd Senator Poll's consti
tutional amendment -;tl!ir' for a state
wide vote in 1012 on the ri;bt of wom
en to !Pe ballot. The Hii.T:"a!ts are
elated, and will now carry the fig'it in
fo the lower hrmse of the assembly
were it is aliened thev have good rea-i
r.on to expect favorable action. !
The K.xprews Hill.
A hill now before the Illinois 'egls
lature i.s rcd'ivin a great cieal of at
tention from shippers who use the
It was prepared ;r-.er the aiic
pices of the Qtilncy Freight bureau,
and af'er receiving the approval of
its hoard of directors was introduced
in thu senate by Stia or Mearn, ai d
in the house by linn. (I. H. Wiijoi
of that city. It is known as sena'e
bill. No. 0, and house bill No. .U.
The purpose of this bill 1 to p'aee
express companies in ' n; s stat un
der the jurisdiction and control of
the railroad and warehouse commis
sion, as common carrier, iu the
same manner ns railroads.
It gives the commissi a-.itl-orlty
over them; permits it to investigate,
upon its own initiative, and prepare
and enforce a schedule of rates by
express in this atatf. 1'he bill re
quires express companies to furnish
shippers with a receipt for charges
paid, which they do not do now; quote
rates in writing upon request, and
be responsible for the correctness of
same; requires the express com
panies to file with the commission
copies of all tariffs of Tates. classifi
cations, rules and regulations. It
gives the commission power to sus
pend such schedules and classifica
tions pending an investigation as to
the reasonableness of same, either
on complaint of a shipper or upon
its own motion.
It requires express companies to
give equal facilities and service to
all shippers without undue preju
dice. To post tariffs and classifica
tions in their respective offices 'for
the convenient use of the public. To
receive shipments in regular order
and expedite the same. If joint rates
are not made by them in this state,
the commission has power to do so.
Penalties are provided for violation
of the provisions of the act.
It is a bill prepared by and to
meet the daily requirements of
shippers by express.
Many shippers' organization
throughout the state are actively
supporting the bill and endeavoring
to secure its passage at an early .
It is well known that express com
panies in Illinois deny there is any
authority of law for their regula
tion by the railroad and warehouse
Recently the commission, after
months of investigation, decided the
rates charged by express companies
in this state are too high, and pro
mulgated a new schedule of rates,
materially reducing them. The ex
press companies obtained an in
junction in the United States court,
which has held up the commission
er's schedule and permits the ex
press com rallies to continue to
charge the higher rates which the
commission condemned. The Quincy
Herald says :
"It -is timely that the question of
state control of express companies
be settled, and power given the com
mission to regulate their charges in
this state in like manner to that of
railroads. If there is any doubt as
to authority it should be promptly re
moved by the passage of this bill.
"The legislature will be serving
shippers to good purpose if they
will give this measure prompt at
tention, and providing It will become
effective immediately upon its pas
sage, thus stopping the express com
panies from charging shippers rates
which the commission has decided
Eating lp Money.
There is a man out in Denver who
is being pursued by the sleuths of
the law because be chewed up a lot
of ten dollar bills and washed them
down with whisky.
He Is said to be a Chicago man at
that, and that removes some of the
element of wonder at his performance.
The charge to be placed against him
If he is caught is the destruction of
currency. If he had spent the ten
dollar bills in buying more whisky
to pour down hi3 throat it is possible
that the worst that would have hap
pened to him would have been to
spend the night in the police station
or in some secluded hotel, but when
it came to chewing up Uncle Sam's
good money that was more than the
proud heart of the police could stand
There are a lot of men who
are getting rid of their mon
ey in ways Just as foolish, but
then somebody else gets the use of it
afterward. We have heard of "throw
ing money to the birds." but this la
a new way of getting rid of it. After
this Chicago spendthrift has set the
pace we mny expect to hoar the er
pressirn hereafter '"he is eating his
No manufacturer has a poiketbook
long enough to continue advertising
an article that has no merit.
The newspaper reading public is
well aware that this broad statement
applies es well to the retail mer
chant as to the manufacturer. No
retailer ha? a poeketbook long
enough to ront'ijue advertising a
store that does not render satisfac
The regularity of a merchant's
newspaper advertising, therefore, iu
itself Inspires confidence. It is a
guarantee that the advertiser is. to
use a popular phrase, "on the level."
BUFFING OF WIDOWS.
The Horrible Rito India Maintained
Fcr Over Twenty Centuries'.
The ntxilitiou of the horrid rite of
widow burning in In.i:a was decreed
by the British authorities in 1S29.
The dreadful pnu-tl-e was found
there by the Macedonians under Alex
ander the Great 30o years before
Christ, and for more than twenty-one
long, wenry centuries did it repeat its
almost inconceivable torture and ago
ny upon toe women of India. The
sacrifice, while not actually forced on
the wife, was so strongly insisted en
by public opinion that it amounted to
a law, and its victims were legion.
Scores of widows were often burned
upon the funeral pile of a single ra
jah. In Bengal, the head renter of
the monstrosity, thousands were sac
rificed annutilly, and the figure for all
India wes appalling.
The millions of widowed women
were completely at the mercy of the
remorseless superstition of the times.
The niinisters of lirahmanlsra told
the widow that her sacrifice was nec
essary as a means of her own happi
ness and that of her husband in the
fntnre state, and oftener than other
wise he consented to be burned along
with the dead ImvIv of her husband.
Unless she did this she was covered
with the maledictions and curves of
the people, was virtually outlawed
end unceremoniously cast outside the
pale of human sympathy and consid
eration and had to spend the rest of
her days in degradation and wretch
edness. It was death on the funeral
pile of her husband or a living death
of contumely and shame, of loneliness
The women of India can never dis
hsr.ee their debt of gratitude to Kng
land for the abolition of the suttee.
New York American.
CHEAP SLEEPERS IN SWEDEN
Ten Hour Rids Costs Passengers but
The Swedish state railways have
three classes of fares, the proportion
In price being about as Hereto
fore only the first and second class
passer gers have had access to special
sleepers, also ran by the state railway,
but now sleepers have been also pat
In for third class passengers. As third
class cars formerly were supplied with
only wooden seats, these new cars will
Be welcomed by third class travelers
The new cars are comfortably equip
ped. The seats are upholstered, and
the compartments make much the
same impression as an ordinary first
r second class sleeper. Tbey are bril
The length of the car, which rests
n two four wheel tracks, is 59 feet
6 inches, and the width is 10 feet. The
cars are divided Into eight compart
ments, eacb with two seats and giving
room for six berths. The aisle from
which one eaters the compartments
runs alongside the car's side and is
about three feet wide. The berths are
by 2 feet, and there la a special
cover pat over the upholstering, no
sheets being famished. A pillow, with
a clean pillowcase, and a blanket are
The prices for these sleepers are
very low. The fare from Stockholm to
Gothenburg. 2S5 miles, covered ia ten
hours, is $3 third class, ard the sleep
er ticket costs 67 cents. The charpe
for sleeping privileges Is uniform and
Independent of distance.
"So tesch ns to number
our hearts unto wisdom." Psalm xc, 12.
Trio fabric of thve years tm woven fine,
Wrth seeming disregard of tint or hue,
With careless mingling of the shade or shine
But somewhere tn the warp and woof are you.
Somewhere the shuttle oasts the bmdmg thread
That holds forevermore each act or deed.
The things you dreamed and dared, the words you said.
The things you thought were given scanty heed.
All of the worKs and words of living men
Into the fabrio of the years are blent.
Are woven In and out, and in again.
And in the Knotted threads of time are pent.
It matters not though it be darh. or light.
Though you live tr the dim defile of dreams.
Though you press ever to the luring height.
You spin a thread that either blurs or gleams.
Tis so with all the greatest and the least.
Wherever in the world they may abide.
If north, or south, if in the west, or east.
They stand forth bravely, or m silence hide.
All patiently and surely swings the loom
And patiently and deftly must it weave.
Must catch your thread from cradle to the tomb .
And set into the fabric all you leave.
A nation may be weaving cloth of gold.
Yet it is made of peasant. King and slave.
And somewhere in the fabric, woven bold.
Is each man's life, or be it gay or grave i
And there are spaces where the colors fade
And spaces where they glow with gorgeous bus.
But every strong or feeble tint is made
Of threads spun in the life of me or you.
So you are but a thread, and so am I,
And the uncounted men of all the days
Have given song and smile and sneer and sigh
To mafte each coloring that deftly plays
Upon the fabric broad and long and deep
And crowns, and cowls, and chains, and booKs,
And sob and song, and all men sow and reap
Are woven in the fabric of the years.
(Copyright, 1910, by
The Argus Daily Short Story
The Head of the House. By Edward B. Knight.
Copyrighted. 1910. ty Associated Literary Prase,
Sam Martindale and Theodora Trask
had been engaged a week. There had
been more billing and cooing and kiss
ing in that one week than there would
be in five years of the married life be
fore them. Then Sam called a halt to
look practically at the future. He was
not a man to drift through life; be pre
ferred to prearrange everything. It
seemed that there was a great ocean
ahead of him and Theo. of comfort or
sufTer?ng. of anxiety or discord, of con
tentment or unbappiness, and across
this ocean it became him as the bead
of the house, the pilot, to steer their
bark. Before taking a voyage does not
the mariner familiarize himself with
the areas of probable storm and sun
shine, of navigable water and sunken
rocks? Why should not he as com
mander lay down on a chart the exact
course the family ship should sail?
To begin at the bottom, was he to be
the commander? The very fact of his
asking himself the question shows the
depth of his understanding. If a gen
eral is to conduct a campaign it is
necessary that his word be the law
for his army. Martindale realized at
once that if he were to pilot the family
bark he must bave no interference.
Having thus' settled the matter by
deliberation, Martindale concluded to
broach the subject to bis fiancee, mere
ly as a preliminary reconnoissance in
order to feel the enemy.
"Theo," be said gravely, "since you
and I are to pass our lives together
It may be well for us to come to an
understanding on one Important point.
In every government, every business,
every family, in order that the wheels
may run smoothly, there must be one
bead. I would like to know how you
feel about the matter."
"It seems to me," said Theo after
thought, "that we should both be
Martindale was not prepared for
wbtt he considered flying right in the
face of the fuadamental principles of
order. What was the family but a
miniature state? And the idea of a
state having two governors! Absurd!
Theo saw by the expression of bis
face that she bad assumed too much.
So she hastened to say: "Why. dearie,
don't you know that a wbman just
loves to lean on a man for guidance?
You're to be bead, of course,"
This was a great relief to Sam. He
took his fiancee in bis arms, kissed ber
"Sweetheart, you have no idea'how
appy you've made me by saying that
Our future happiness depends upon It
There must always be a bead to s
family. And how hard it would be for
both of us if you rind a disposition to
usurp the husband's place"
"I would never think of 6ucb a
He save her a dozen kisses and left
tier, fled with joy tliat the basic prin
ciple of married life in hi cr.se h:td
been settled without a word of dis
pute. Indeed, it eliminated all the rest
crar days that we may apply
W. G. CnaDmii.)
of f iXi problem, for since he was to be
undisputed captain he had no doubt
that he could guide the family bark
The couple were married. There was
a big wedding gifts galore, rice throw
ing, a trip and at last a settling down
in a home of their own. During the
engagement Theo had never expressed
an opinion, much less made a decision,
that would have interfered with Sam's
position is heir apparent to the sov
ereignty of the family.
Theo had long been conneeted with
a charitable association of which she
was the secretary. One morning a
fortnight after the couple's return
from their wedding trip she woke up
with an aching of the bones. In a
feverish condition and in other ways
Indicating that care must be taken to
avoid a severe illness, perhaps death.
But there was to be a meeting that
i day of the charitable society, and the
i secretary was expected to be there.
! Sam was astonished to see his wife
preparing to go out in a storm, already
ill and with the probability of coming
back: to face pneumonia.
"What do you mean by even think
ing of going out?" he exclaimed.
"Why. dearie, they can't get on with
"They will get en without you. !
forbid your going."
"Ob. I couldn't possibly stay at
home. I'll wrap up well, wear my
rubbers and keep dry. There's not a
bit of danger."
Martindale sat with his morning pa
per on his lap. looking fixedly at bis
wife, while she continned to put on
her belongings with as much sang
froid as if she tad not heard the com
mand of her lord and master. When
she was ready she took up an um
brella, bent over ber husband, kissed
him and went out
"Well, by Jove! I like that!" ex
claimed Sam to himself a soon ss the
door was eloped behind his wife.
It would be impossible to give an
adequate description of the disappoint
ment, chagrin, mortification and fore
bodings the young husband experienc
ed at this utter disregard for his word
of command as captain of the family
ship, ne carried out the simile thus:
In the face of a storm he had ordered
precautions, whereupon the crew had
crowded on sail to wreck the vessel.
What wts to be done?
Fight it out to a finish, conquer now
When Mrs. Martindale came home
from the meeting ber husband was not
there. He had gone to business. Time
came for bim to return, but his key
did not rattle in the lock of the front
door. He had gone to bis club and
was sitting with the evening paper be
fore him. tryiag to persuade himselt
that be was reading it. but really ia
a mental fjrmol!. The question of
the dooesti." supremacy bad com up
for settlement, and it must be settled-
J bin way.
' He .ordered his dinner at the clnb
and when It was served went Into the
dining room and ate it alone that Is,
he ate a few mouthfuls; he couldn't
eat any more. His wife would know
where to find him. and If she wanted
him very badly she would telephone
for him. Then he would Insist on an
apology and a promise never to do so
any more. After that he would go
borne and forgive ber. It might be a
good lesson for ber if she would be
very 111 in consequence of her stupid,
obstinate defiance of his order not to
Invite pneumonia. At one moment he
almost wished this would happen; at
the next he was hi terror lest it should.
Dinner over, be sauntered out Into
the cafe, lit a cigar and suffered.
Several men he knew were there, but
when be saw one of them advancing
to speak to him. pretending not to see
bim, Sam turned and walked the
other way. ne hoped every minute to
be called to the telephone Whenever
a waiter came toward bim he looked
at the man anxiously, and when the
waiter passed bim without the sum
mons he desired he crushed back a
But he wouldn't yield. ,
By 9 o'clock he was In despair. He
concluded that if be didn't get a mes
sage from Theo before 10 be would go
home and upstairs to a room by him
self without paying any attention to
bis wife. Meanwhile bis actions had
made it apparent to every waiter in
the club that be was eager for a tele
phone message. At 9:55 be went into
the coat room for bis bat and coat,
and when he emerged a waiter ran
into him, shouting:
"You're wanted at the telephone,
Martindale ran to the booth, knock
ing down another waiter who was
bunting him to tell him be was wanted
there, brushing by three more who
were making dives for him from dif
ferent directions to give htm the same
news. Inside the booth be took up the
receiver and heard in a faint busky
"Is that you, dear?
"I thought you must be at the dub.
I Just called you up to say I'm talk
ing from the phone next the bed that
the doctor has been here to see me
and said I bad a high fever. That was
about 6 o'clock. Since there was no
one here to take care of me but the
cook he telephoned for a trained
nurse. I knew you must be having a
nice time at your club with all your
old friends, and I didn't like to spoil
yonr fun. But nurse says that I'd bet
ter try to get some 6leep now, and I
preferred to tell you about It before
doin? so. Don't hurry home; have a
"I told" ne was about to give her
the usual "I told you so," but checked
himself, saying instead that he would
be at home as soon as he could get
"You were very unreasonable this
morning." the voice continued, "but I
bave forgiven you. ami you needn't
trouble yourself about that at all. But
don't make a noise when you come In.
I don't believe I shall get any sleep,
There was a click, followed by a
ring, and a different woman's voice
"I'm speaking to you from the lower
hall telephone. Your wife Is very 111;
threatened with pneumonia; tempera
ture 104 degrees,"
"I'll be there In five minutes. Why
the devil didn't you"
ne dropped the receiver and bolted
for the street door.
Mrs. Martindale fortunately escaped
a long illness, but she was for several
days In a condition not warranting her
husband bringing up any other subject
than toast, tea, temperature and time
to take medicine. During the danger
period he was In an agony of fear lest
be should lose the woman who would
surely dominate him through life, for
this first episode bearing on the bal
ance of power in his family bad open
ed bis eyes. It was too late to go back
and choose some other woman who
would permit bim to assume bis posi
tion as bead of the family, and he
wouldn't bave done so if be could, ne
quietly made up bis mind, as many
another man has done before him, that
In the case of woman certain laws
that regulate the universe are suspend
ed. His wife bad disobeyed an order
be had given ber foe, ber own good,
thereby showing a perversity for
which be as well as she had suffered.
And for having brought upon them
both this suffering. Including a fifty
dollar doctor's bin, she bad forgiven
I VAST TRADE AFFECTED BY UNITED STATES'
i RECIPROCITY PUN WITH THE CANADIANS
Value c articles now dutiable which the United States proposes to make
free. beed on statistics of annual Importation. SW.tU.0SO; total amount of duties
to be remitted. M.S5S.0QO.
Value of articles now dutiable which Canada proposes to make free, la.
S68.G00; total amount of duties to be remitted, n.W).0W).
Value of articles Imported Into the United States affected by the reciprocal
Value of articles imported into Canada affected by the reciprocal agreement.
Value of dutiable articles on which the United States proposes to reduce
Value of dutiable articles on which Canada propones to reduce duties. S3,
S70.00O. The basis of the reciprocity agreement, whose ratification the president
urges upon congress, Is as follows:
Reciprocal lists on leading food products, such as wheat and other grains,
dairy products, fresh fruits and vegetables, flab of ail kinds, eggs and poultry,
cattle, aheep and other live animals,
Mutually reduced rates on secondary food products, such as freeh meats,
canned meats, bacon and hams, lard snd lard compounds, csnned vegetables,
flour, oereal preparations snd other foodstuffs partially manufactured.
Plows, harvesters, thrashing machines and drills are to be reduced by
Canada to the United Ststes rates. Canada la to redure coil to ii cents a tm.
The United States Is to reduce Iron ore to IS cents a ton snd to lower the rste
on dressed lumber. Motor vehicles, cutlery, clocks and watches, leather goods,
printing ink and miscellaneous articles to be covered by mutually reduced rates.
On the Free List. Cattle, which now pay from 12 each to J7',i per cent ad
valorem; hogs and aheep. which new pay SI U earn; poultry, which now pay
S centa a pound deed and i rents a pound live: nsh of sll kind, from codfUh.
which pays one-fourth of a cent a pcunj, to salmon, which pays 30 per cent
ad valorem; wheat, which new pays ii oeats a buahel: oats, barley and buck
wheat, which now pay from 13 to 46 cents a buh -1: or.lons &nd pomtoee. dried
fruits, cheese, fre-h milk and eggs, which oow pay from 2S cents a bushel on
potatoes to S cents a dosen on eggs.
On the Reduced List. Freeh meats, beef, mutton and la rob. from 14 centa
a pound to 144: taoon. salt beef, pork, dried, smoked and salted meatn. from
4 cenia a pound to IV; canned meat, from 2G per cent to 20: wheat flour, from
50 cr.:i a barrel to 25; oornmeal. from 40 cent a hundred pound to 12V. v.
Sam Martindale has Joined the in
numerable throng of married men who
Joke with one another about their
position as head of the family and
I take their orders from their wives
! dutifully as become obedient bus
j bands, their wives the while, or many
1 of them, not doubting In the least that
they are ibemselves willing 6laves.
But one year brought him revenge.
A small lump of flesh came who could
neither walk nor talk, ne hadn't even
a tithe of the sense Mrs. Martindale
los3essed. but he assumed command of
the whole household.
ON THE TRAIL
But He Didn't Know the Kind of Gams
Hs Was Tracking.
In the old days a erann known as
Judge Douglass lived In Helena. Mont
The Judge bad met with an accident In
his youth and bad lost both of his
legs above the knees. lie never would
get artificial legs, but had some big
leather pads made to fit on the ends of
the stumps and walked on them.
Locomotion was slow for the Judge,
but he managed to cover a good deal
of ground and was very fond of walk
ing out on the edge of the town, where
be could take bis exercise without be
ing the subject of remark from stran
gers in the city.
. One day an Englishman came to Hel
ena to hunt. He bad some letters and
put up at the Helena club. He stayed
around for several days. Finally, aft
er a light fall of snow, he decided to
go out into the mountains and get a
sbeep or a deer or something.
He left early In the morning. When
It came night he bad not returned,
nis hosts around the club waited until
8 o'clock and then decided to go out
and look him up, thinking be might
bave been lost in one of the gulches or
canyons In the bills.
They formed a rescue party and
went out to the edge of the town.
There they met the Englishman, who
was wildly excited.
"Did you get 'any thing T' they asked
"No," be replied, ."not yet, but I've
been tracking an elephant for the last
three hours." Philadelphia Saturday
BY BASILIC tTS.
The man who Is willing to forgive
will himself, get quickly the richest
gift; to forgive and forget is the
best way yet to make all men love
Be sensible and use your common
sense whenever you are in doubt
as to what you should do, and you
will then do your best.
When you work hard to pleise
yourself you are likely to shame
your fellows with your wicked ways,
forgetting yourself will make others
Kvery time that you make yourself
better you draw all humanity close
to you; you will never drive out.
dross from yourself by being cross to
There must be cheerfulness in man
before you can get charity out of
him; man must drop the grouch or
else he will have to dance to the
No leisure will be of use to you
when you loiter and lag in what you
do; the lazy man can only learn to
You can never interest your
friends, much less the world at large
In your failures; the bard luck story
is a heavy drug upon the market
hard to give away.
Feb. 6 in American
177 France officially acknowledged
independence of United States and
promised an alliance, a decisive
event ia the Revolution.
1832 General John Brown Gordon,
noted Confederate soldier. United
States senator from Georgia and
ex-governor of that state, born;
1907 Bear Admiral Albert Kautz. U.
S. N.. retired, veteran of the civil
war. died; bom
9r 9VTCAA M. SMITH
yiNTnn is cold and sometimes
uncomfortable, bnt there Is balm
!n the thought that the lawu doesn't
bave to be mowed in that sort of
Ever notice how happy the average
tnnn acts when he is playing host at
bis wife's swell party?
There are people who a re mysterious
In that we never can figure out what
Use they serve in an avowedly utilita
N It certainly Is the business ef an
viator to get up In the world.
Many a woman who hnsn't the nerve
In shoo a spider will wslk right Into
the office of the bM1ert man in town
sod fritter away half an hour ef his
time getting $15 for a borne for friend
1 If we could see our own finish as
clearly as we see tbe otber fellow's
We would quit before we begin.
.' There are too many of us who can't
ee the difference between even band
ed Justice and our own desires.
Funny how much more closely relat
ed we feel to that member of tbe fam
ily who baa made good than we do to '
tbe one wbo Is always needing lift.
; We should be mighty thankful to
our friends for the things tbey don't
tell on us.
Tbe first thing bis wife asks wben
be gets home from calling en a friend
Is, "Wtat did you bave to eat."
. r' vt
; "I bet my pa Is tbe strongest"
"I bet mine Is."
j "now strong Is yonr pa?"
' "He can lift a stove. How strong
' "Too strong to work. My ma said
We live but surh a little while!
Then on the Journey why not emlle.
j Considering It le quite aa cheap
To smile 'tis to weep?
' "What ore you going to do when yon
start out for yourself. Jack?"
"What am I going to do?"
"Yes. What will you busy yourself
"Well, thus far It has taken all my
time to keep out of trouble, and I don't
lee any prospect of a change."
"That rich old Blank came to n
this morning and wanted mo to de
something for hlra."
"Well, 1 did something god.'
-'What was it?"
'What is meant by paralysis of the
"That is another name for matrl
Ths Way Thsy All De.
"lie accomplNbed wender. '
"Just by wondering."
"I bave here a new sort of camera."
"What Is new about It?-
"It will make sny woman band
some." Ths First, af Course.
"What's tbe news?"
"lis by has cut a tooth."
As You Fsel About It.
Though winter freeze up the land
And nlfta the drtftlrnf mow,
A picture chill, but fair nnd grand.
Wherever yit may tto.
Within your heart you may have ,At
With all Its trappings gay
If you will only amlle and sing
Though chwwleaa is the day.
Trie wlnde may elnar a lullaby
That heara an arctle wall.
With snowdrifts piling mountain big a,
TT.e plaything of ths gale.
And iH'lea the ' man span
While windows raise a din.
Hut that need not affect, o'.d man.
The way you feel within.
Jack Frost abroad his pranks mar P'ay
With all his skUl and art.
But you may ketp him well at bay
Hy warming up your heart.
For tingling toea won't msttor much.
Nor can ths chill abide.
If you can only smile and touch
The hidden springs Inside.
Thn make a aeason of your own
And have it always May.
If winter occupies tJ throne
No trlhiite to It pay.
It's easy when yoJ know ths trick
Ar.d iiuch a little thl'ir;
The very kind you war.t to pick
AI'J rel tn tt .r!nj.
A few tnlnu'.fcs delay In treatint
;or:ia raf of croup, even the lengtt
of time It takes to go for a doctor
often proves dangerous. TTt safes!
way is to keep Chamberlain's Coutcl
Remedy In the bouse and at the firs)
indication of croup give the child
d'Hi. Pleasant to take and alwa.'f
cures. Sold by all druggists.
Took the Prlie.