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, TRADES K!R) COUNCIL 1
'Tuesday, Nevambar 12. 1912.
The result isn't an o. k.
When Greek meets Greek there are
Swat the man who says,
tell you so?"
It is plain that those Turkish soldiers
The Greeks have taken
y-hlch is a good thlngkl.
In Illinois Funk was flunked an in
Kansas Stubbs was stubbed.
The new 110.000 bill la said to be
work of art, and high art at that.
Princeton will find it difficult to feel
bad now, even if its football team
It Ib said that King Albert of Bel
gium sings tenor. But as he is king
his subjects are helpless.
Any man who offered to eat his hat
if the election didn't turn out as he
said it would ought to be compelled to
make good with one of the fuzzy kind.
Probably if Abdul Hamid is within I
reaching distance of a telephone he i
has ere this called urt the Dalace In
Constantinople and emitted the horse
J. Plerpont Morgan has given a 11-1
brary to Trinity college. Mr. Carnegie !
had better get back on the Job or his
business of dying a poor man will be
, "America Is becoming more musi
cal" says C'ampanarl. Luckily, he has
pever heard eongrefs sing the "Star
spangled Banner" at the close of a
One of the exhibits in a breach of
Womlse suit for $50.00 is a leter ad
dressed to the plaintiff, beginning
rnear Lamble." Fifty thousand isn't
) Bootleggers are shipping whisky into
pklahoma dry territory in coffins,
(.'reat scheme; the colEus can return
Hied by the men who received the
With so. many and diverse attrac
tions as 'the next hoits? of representa
Uves will offer, the Immediate future
of the moving picture business In
Washington looks discouraging.
Perhaps, after all, Taft may have
reasons for hi Thanksgiving procla
mation. He may be thankful that it is
Wilson and not Roosevelt with whom
h will ride down Pennsylvania ave
nue March 4.
A PATRON HAIN'T POK PERSIST
ENCE. When the tale of the late politcal
unpleasantness is all told, the story
of brave Dr. Robert G. Cornwe.l should
bo printed in letters of gold that his
example may inspire the youth of the
ration. No better example of the vir
tues of the copy book made flesh,
and good, firm flesh at that, has ever
been seen. Dr Cornwell is "Persis
tence Conquers All Things." Incarnate.
Dr. Cornwell lives In Suffolk county.
New York. He has lived there all
his life. The county has been over
whelming republican .ever since the
tork dropped the inchoate doctor
down the faml'.y fireplace and the doc
tor himself has been a democrat all
These years, by inheritance and pref
erence. He has been more than that. Ha
baa been the political martyr of his
county. For the last 36 year ever
fine he was legally eligible Dr.
Cornwell has been the forlorn hope
nominee for coroner of Suffolk coun
ty. His white ballot has been a reg
lar Henry of Navarre p'.ume to his
canty followers. Every election It
tat lad them to glorious defeat.
, So firmly entrenched has the doctor
een la bis campaigning for coroner,
fo chronic has his complaint become,
that convention after convention pat
lie name on the list of candidates as
4 matter of course. Hlh refular nom
ination waa followed by a defeat Just
is regular. -
Disaster, though, did not daunt the
eroud heart of tha Suffolk physician
nor defeat cut the wings of his am
bition. He soared regurajy every two
years. He soared again on last Tues
day and this tine he flew to triumph.
He hitched on to the Wilson aero-
plane and that took him to victory
attar 17 onsucoeeafui trlala.
But the years have made the doctor
philosophic. He might cat loose and
carol and chortle after all these year
bat the dispatches represent him aa
happy but calm. He Is glad to be
elected bat if the usual defeat had
come he woul have run again two
years hence without turning an emo
That's the right kind of sticktoit
lveness. -if this country were in the
habit of making saints Dr. Robert G.
Cornwell of Suffolk county. New York.
would be a perfect candidate for can
onization as the Patron of the Per-
PASSING OF IHK BILLBOARD.
The Columbia theatre of Chicago
has announced the abandonment of
all bill posting and billboards and
will hereafter advertise the attrac
tions only by means of the newspaper.
This step is not exclusive to this Chi
cago theatre. We find daily evidences
of a departure from the poster method
or advertising. Many newspapers
have been engaged in a warfare
against billboards for some time on
the theory that they are a detriment
to the community where they are tol-
erated. The claim is made insistently !
mat there is no kind of legitimate
advertising that cannot be done more
effectivley and extensively through
the medium of the newspaper.
It is asserted that the supposed
need of billboards is based upon fase
premises, and that they are an Im
position on public sight and public
The theatre referred to asserts, ac
cording to the Chicago Evening Post,
that "the graft and bother resulting
from placard and billboard advertis
ing make them a nuisance to handle."
This would indicate that the patrons
of these methods are beginning to
feel what the public has felt for a
! long time. The placard and billboard
:"Ble,u naB louB oarassea tne puD.lc;
now it is harassing the advertisers.
It only remains to be demonstrated
by courageous advertisers, theatrical
and otiher, that they can dispense
with this kind of publicity without
loss, and even with profit, and the
nuisance will lose its last claims to
GOVERNOR DENEKN MISTAKEN.
Governor Deneen Is mistaken in at
tributing his defeat and the defeat
of his party in Illinois to the "spite"
ticket, as his managers are pleased
to call the ticket headed by Mr. Punk.
1 n" mT have been a contributory
cause to the overwhelming defeat, but
,ne governor ought, to realize, and
perhaps he does realize, that the nom
ination of the state officials for three,
four and five terms was not approved
bv th "ank and file of his party. It
vry evident to the unprejudiced
observer that the state ticket would
have "a hard row to hoe," at the best,
and that the governor "was a shining
mark for defeat. No previous govern
or of Illinois had aspired to serve more
than two consecutive terms. Only
two men in the hls:ory of the state
had been elected to succeed them
selves. These facts caused the republican
voters of the state in great numbers
to determine to defeat thair party
state ticket, if not by voting for the
democratic candidates for state offices,
by remaining away from the polls.
The appearance of a third party
ticket in the field give these voters
the opportunity which they giadly
availed themselves of to make the
fore-ordained defeat of the third and
fifth term aspirants emphatic.
There were other causes that fig
ured in the defeat of the republican
state ticket. The administration had
been extravagent had biennially in
creased the expenditures for state
purposes until they were doubled dur
ing the last decade, without adding
any appreciable benefit to the public
The democratic party and its candi
dates, on the other hand, denounced
the extravagance, exposed as uncon
stitutional and un-American the in
troduction of the sectarian test, and
nominated a ticket the head of which
was known to the people of the state
as a man who had made aood in an
i executive office of nearly aa much im
portance as that of state executive,
and whose personal character was
These, and other things that might
be mentioned, made the defeat of the
republican state ticket practically in
evitable, and brought into the fle'.d for
the democratic nomination strong,
able, popular men of the highest char
acter and integrity.
It was not the "spite" ticket that
was reeponstble for the republican
overthrow In this state, as the de
feated candidates and their organs
Illinois, though normally republics a
by a fair slxed margin, can be made
permanently democratic if the demo
crats elected learn from the republi
can defeat that the people of the state
do not want a self-perpetuating, machine-controlled
admirable it may appear U those who
hold the offices.
Governor Dunne and bis associates
on the state ticket will so economical
ly and faithfully administer the offices
to which they have been elected in
the interests of the whole people, as
tp Insure a continuous democratic su
premacy in the state of Illinois.
Free port. 111. A special election will
be held In this city Dec. 3 on the prop
osition to issue 125.000 bonds to in
crease the efficiency of the fire depart
ment. Sydney, Iowa James Hunter plead
ed guilty of manslaughter, having kill
ed his brother John at Hamburc June
Tight lacing killed a man the other
You see he tried to look like a
woman. He was what the stage calls
a "female impersonator." The poor
rran was in fear of losing his Job
because he was getting- fat. So he
pulled the corset strings tighter and
injured internal organs to such an ex-
tent that he finally collapsed during
a performance at the theatre and
died a few hours later.
Although the apparently uncorseted
feure is the fashion now, there are
still women who lace. Stout women
ere trussed up until they are red and
purple in the face. Girls still going
to school are lacing in order to wear
a small sized belt. There are married
women who are depending upon i&9 j
corset to preserve a Flender waistline
because they have heard their bus
bands ridicule fat women.
The truth is that a large percentage
of women still lace and many of wo
men's ills are still issuing from taut
corset strings. Yet each one will as
sure you that she "can turn around"
in her corset, and will lay her physi
cal trouble to anything but lacing,
Not long ago, at a dinner party,
one of the women guests was taken
ill. Fortunately a doctor was also a
guest. He at once directed that she
should be unlaced.
. "Nothing but tight lacing," was his
diagnosis. "You are makingyourself
F THE THANKSGIVING SPIRIT
S till) ' -d ZK-
fck Vi'i-CrWr , k v -
They're takin' home the makin's of the pumpkin pie so fine,
That's served to us Thanksgivln' day when we sit down to dine.
An' our mouths can't help but water as we think o' days gone by,
When we would sink our teeth into a hunk o' mother's pie.
They're takin' home the Bplrlt of the great world out o' doorB;
When shocks with fodder overflow an' peace rests on our shores.
So we're thankful for the mercies that are heapin' on us high;
But we'd be far more thankful for a hunk o' mother's pie.
14. and was given- an indeterminate
sentence of one to eight years.
Marinette. Wis. Carl Nelson, engin
eer for the Menominee Water com
pany, and George Fehrenbach, machin
ist, were drowned while hunting ducks
in a canoe on Green Bay.
Staunton, 111. A masked man held
up and robbed nine men in a room
used for gambling and took nearly $1,
000. He made the nine stand with
facea to the wall while he searched
New Orleans At the closing session
of the Farmers' National congress
steps were taken toward devising a
plan fcr uniform warehousing of all
farm products to enable farmers to
hold their products for "suitable
Mandan, N. D. While their mother
looked on, powerless to effect a res-
i cue, the 2-year-old twins of Charles
Dowd were cremated. They were
playing in the kitchen when a lamp ex
ploded. Mrs. Dowd was distant from
New Tork William Vincent Astor
the 9th recruit company. United States
army, were placed under rigid quaran-
tine as a result of the death from spin-
an invalid for life," he told the pa
"But what am I going to dor shG
walled. "I've always had a good form
and I'm getting stout. My stomach
i3 so large that I simply must put on
a corset. My husband doesn't like
stout women, and I lace up the first
thing in the morning. I don't dare
take off my corset until I retire at
night, for if I did I would never be
able to get it on again during the
'Til talk to yoar husband," said
the doctor. "And let me tell you,
you'll be a good deal better looking
if you have a comfortable look in
your face, than if you wear the ex
pression you have had all evening."
e a a
"I don't mind getting stout," said
another woman who is large and 'thick.'
us she humorously expressed it, "be
cause I know I'm not clumsy and I
haven't that lumpy look that so many
fat people have. I keep myself in
good physical condition and I wear
corsets that fit. But it's the attitude
that I meet in the stores which gets
"I have to pay extra for everything
I want," she explained. "Besides
that, there's a sort of sneer, some
times covered, but oftener quite open,
on the lips of the slim young thing
that waits on me.
"If I happen to see something in
wearing apparel that I want, and an
nounce to the clerk that my waist
measure is 36, she will look me over
with a sort of cool insolence and in
form me that they don't carry such
large 6izes In stock. If I want a
ready-made dress, the saleswoman
regards me hopeless'y. Every dress
maker tells me to get a new corset.
and If I don't like her fit she tells
me stout people are so hard to please
and she simply can't make me look
slender when what I want is a fit,
not a new shape.
"Oh, I struggled at first to be thin
juBt like everybody else. But I'm
like the old maid who finally resigned
herself to single blessedness. I'm
quite comfortable and happy since
quit struggling, in spite of all the
pitying remarks about my size.1
al meningitis of Joel F. Hinshaw, who
enlisted in Denver three weeks ago,
New Dork William Vincent Astor
will celebrate his 21st birthday this
week. Friday he will assume full le
gal control of tbe Astor estate and
will be the youngest man in the world
to have possession of such a fortune.
Boston The bulk of the property of
Dr. Arthur T. Cabot, estimated at
1500,000, will go to Harvard university
at the death of Mrs. cabot, according
to the provisions of the will filed at
Dedham. Dr. Cabot was one of tbe
fellows of Harvard.
New York Judge Hougn denied peti
tions for intervention in tbe United
States Motor company bankruptcy
case, on the ground of lack of Juris
diction. He also denied a petition of
minority stockholders of the Columbia
Motor Car company, a subsidiary con
cern, to hare it withdrawn from the
New York William Klein, a lawyer,
was appointed referee to hear the evi
dence in the suit for divorce brought
by Lucy Drexel Dahlgren of Philadel
phia against Eric B. Dahlgren, son of
a rear admiral. In her petition Mrs.
Dahlgren said she wished to spare her
eignt ennaren the mortincauen of a
J public trial.
A FINISHED JOB.
That's over with!
The country' aaved
The last debater has debated.
Tbe last silver tongued orator
And peace aettlea down
Like a wet blanket
Over a bonfire
Of yellow autumn leavea.
And. strange to tell.
All la welt.
You . might have thought
As you caught
Tbe last retrain
Of tba grand campaign
That It waa bound to make
A wbola lot of difference
Each aide was forced to win -
Or the world would oome to aa end
Bhtvers along the spine
Of the universe
Or maybe something worar
Wrought to a frenzy
By the spell
Of their own oratory.
Was aounded unleaa
The voters made their guess
The same way
Aa did tba speaker of the day.
But now we see It In quite
A different light.
la never up In thte big
Country, no matter who
Tha ship of state
With any captain
Tbe people see tit to pick.
How to Thrive.
"My doctor says 1 must set out of
"Tes. So I am going on a farm. 1
wish I knew some farmer who could
give me practical advice."
"Nix on the farmer."
"If you really want to know how to
ran a farm get a high priced lawyer
who has read a series of magazine ar
ticles on agriculture."
"How did you enjoy the play last
"Good, was itr
"The play? Oh. I don't know. But
two women Just behind me went over
the latest developments in the Classes'
divorce case, and two men In front of
me told all about the poker games my
husband played the night before."
I wonder why Briggs married ac
"He lost his Job."
"But his wire can't support him. She
can't even support herself."
"He figures he can spend tbe wintet
Visiting among her relatives."
Eaay to Afford.
"That man talks as If new motor
cars were an every day occurrence
"Why shouldn't be? He is a mem
ber of one of tbe major leagues."
"Do you like cold weather?"
"1 used to, but not any more."
'It is stylish to go south in tbe winter
"Hoskins has a dandy
"Machine or perfect lady?
I dreamed I dwelt In marble halls.
Or that was my Intent.
When I awoke fsfound tbe walla
Were made ot hard cement.
Occasionally a self respecting auto
mobile ditches from pure shame at be
ing caught out at 2 o'clock lu tbe
Sometimes a man's watch gets a
habit of stopping Just before it is time
for him to go home.
Nothing makes some persons bnppier
than to find a new old sign to be
Dad always gets tbe chair with tbe
What would the habitual moralist
do If It were not for women?
Some women wish that tbey bad
been born men so they wouldn't have
to do their hair up in curl papers.
Yon can't make every one believe
that an old maid can possibly be
The man who insists npon running
risks and motorcars at tbe same time
Is bound eventually to come to grief.
In olden times when a man thirsted
for gore be went to war. Now be tries
to Qualify aa an aeronaut
The porch swing has taken tbe place
in courtship of tbe old time front gate.
No man can tell wbst the future
may bring forth. If you must know,
ask a woman.
A woman's idea of a model man is
ne who. when he has finished reading
t. carefully folds tbe Sunday paper
and places it In the paper rack.
Ton mean to say yon lived In oci
house for three years and cnltlvatec
no pleasant acquaintances? Why?"
1 was cultivating my voice." E
Dare to be true. Nothing can neod
a lie. George Herbert.
Annette's Refusal By Clarissa Mackie.
Copyrighted. 11X. by Associated Literary Bureau.
Billy Slater chose a most Inopportune j be nad 9n their pleasant summer
moment in which to propose marriage j gport After while she "neglected the
to Annette Flske. Their motorboats . motorboat because somehow it remiud
had been racing side by side over a j ner strongiv r gniy and made her
summer sea swept by a fresh outa- , teel exceedingly uncomfortable. If
west wind. J Billy bad only been coutent to accept
Together they reached the goal, a . neP refU9i in frlendlv snlrit and let
strip of sand laid bare by tbe falling j
tide. At high water it would become j
a dangerous shoal. Billy dragged the ,
boats up on the sand, anchored them !
to make their safety a sure thing ana
sat down beside Annette on the top
most ridge of sand, which the sun had
Annette's dark blue eyes took in the
scene with a never falling contentment
in their depths. She loved the blue
waters of the sound, tbe broken, high
bluffed coast line, the distant view of
nestling villages, the fresh salt smell
of the air, end the fact that Billy Pla
ter was looking at her with adoration
in his brown eyes did not detract from
her enjoyment in the scene.
She was acenstomed to having Billy
adore her. Indeed, she would hare
missed his worship had he failed in
his allegiance to her. But she knew lt
could not last forever, because some
day Billy was going to propose to her.
and then their friendliness would cease,
for of course she was not going to mar
ry him. for she did not love blm.
Girls didn't fall in love with the boys
they had played with from babyhood,
and as the Slater and Flske homes had
always been side by side both In town
and country there wasn't the slightest
chance of Annette's accepting Billy
Slater, as you may see.
Nevertheless Billy, whose lips had
been trembling to tell bis tale of love
these many months past, gained cour-
age now and laid his bronzed band
over Annette's slim little one, tanned
almost to the color of his own.
"Annette." he said in the low, pleas
ant voice that Annette secretly admir
ed, "we get along rather well, don't
"We're great pals. Billy, If that's
what you mean," said Annette, tossing
a pebble into tbe creeping title.
"I'd rutber have you for my wife
than a pal, Annette. You knew I love
you. Won't you marry me?" blurted
Annette pulled ber band away and
bounded to her feet. "Billy Slater, If
you're not the meanest thing!" she
Billy was standing beside her In
stantly. "Mean!" be echoed aghast
"What do you mean. Annette?"
"To go and spoil everything with
your old love talk," sputtered Annette.
Billy, looking white and worried,
laid a detaining hand on hers. "Walt
a moment, Annette." he said gently.
"Why should all our pleasures end
just liecause we are going to be mar
ried?" Annette turned andstared at him.
"But we are not going to be married,
so. you see. there will be an end to
all the fun."
"Very well, dear." he said slowly.
"Good olil Billy." she said, affection
ately pnttlntf his hand. "Now Just
fret the Annette off and I'll wager the
Billy Boy will beat you to the land
ing." "Taken." cried Billy, but without
his usual enthusiasm.
The two bouts, each named after the
owner of the other, circled for position
and then with a soft chug-chug of mo
tors were away, cutting tbe water with
sharp blss of foam and showers of
spray. Annette, sitting at her wheel,
was oblivious to everything save the
beauty of the afternoon, the sting of
the salt spray and tbe ardor of tbe
chase. Her red lips were parted in a
little merry hum that kept time to the
strokes of tbe engine.
Billy Slater, crouched over bis wheel,
stared unseeing ahead. All be was
conscious of was the sinking pain at
his heart that was intensified by An
nette's Indifference to hltu. When sie
spoke be answered with an effort and
at last managed to keep bis boat be
yond speaking distance.
So indifferent was be to the outcome j 1857 Beginnlnir of a serious commer
of the race that he allowed the girl to i c-ial panic in England, which soon
beat him by a quarter of a mile, and
by the time he reaciied the landing she
was halfway up the long flight of steps
that led to the houses ou tbe bluff,
The next morning Billy Slater went to
tbe "White mountains for several weeks
and in the round of gayety at the big
hotels trird to forget all about Annette
Flske. and in u measure be succeeded.
In tbe meantime Annette sailed the
seas alone or with uncongenial com
panions, and she nursed a bitter re
sentment toward Billy Slater because
thelr 0d reiations continue they might
have had th(? ,,pst ,ort of B 9llmmer!
As lt was she was qulte wretched even
with other admirers hovering ntar.
Something was lacking, but she would
not admit that it was Billy she prefer
red. It was Maud I.osslng who shattered
her self esteem with one iuuocently
"Aren't the Slaters neighbors of
yours, Annette?" asked Maud.
Their place at the bluff is next to
ours." replied Annette indifferently.
'That Billy Sinter Is the most fasci-
nntJng fellow I ever met" gushed
Maud, beginning her salad. "He was
up at the Defile House last month, and
he was the most popular man there. If
I wasn't already engaged I believe I'd
have lost my heart to him! But I un
derstand he U spoken for alasP
The color left Annette's cheeks, and
she clung firmly to the table edge.
When the table stopped whirling
around and around she would ask
Maud who the girl was. After awhile
she heard her voice was that timid
voice her own?
"I hadn't heard that Billy Mr. Sla
terwas engaged. Who Is the girl?"
"She's the cutest thing you ever saw
all pale golden hair and bine eyes
and a perfect rose leuf skin. Her nama
is Ransom Ellie Ransom and her
father is tbe rich Ransom from Chi
cago. Some say her money la quite aa
attractive to Mr. Slater as"
"Nonsense," Interrupted Annetta
sharply. "Billy Slater la the hut man
in the world to marry for money. He'q
got plenty of his own anyway."
"Ob, well, people will say all aorta
of mean things when they see a man
aa desperately in love as Billy Slater
la with Ellie. Shall we go now, An
"Whenever you are ready, said
The next morning found her down at
the bluff once more. For tbe first time
In her joyous life she could see no
beauty In tbe sky or sea, in the song
of birds or tbe caress of tbe west wind.
Down at the landing her little boat,
Billy Boy, rocked with the tide, and she
was tempted to go forth and be alone.
When the Billy Boy had nosed a way
out of tbe harbor and the stretch of
blue water lay before her Annette
laid a course for tbe sandy shoal which
would be uncovered by tbe time she
reached lt. Bitter thoughts came and
stung her heart to beating madly, and
as she n eared the sand strip she found
herself hating Billy Slater with a ha
tred that was dangerously near an
other sentiment. i
Once on the sand she pulled tbe bow
of the Billy Boy nbove tbe lapping tide,
and, pulling out a kulfe from a locker,
she Inboriously scraped tbe name of
tbe boat from tbe bow. She finished
the job with a handkerchief dipped in
wet snud and scrubbed viciously until
the letters forming Billy Boy were en
The name was also lettered on the
stern, but that was a task that aha
must leave to Peterson, the man of all
work, when she arrived home. Sha
knew that a change of name must be
explained to ber family, and she could
hear the chorus of protest, for lt la
most unlucky to change the name of
A boat's keel grated on tbe sand be
side her, and she sprang to ber feet
to confront Billy Sluter, looking abom
inably well; yet if she bad looked close
ly she would have noted tbe old anx
ious expression clouding bis eyes.
"Billy," she said faintly. :
"Hello, Annette," he said with aa
attempt nt easiness. "What are yon
doing ah?" He stared down at tbe
freshly scraped bow of the motorboat
"So that's it, is it? Off with tbe old,
on with the new?"
"I thought I'd call her the Pirate."
said Annette with hot cheeks and en
tire Inck of self possession.
"Then I'll change mine to Independ
ent," snld Hilly doggedly.
"I thought perhaps you'd rather call
yours the Elite." flashed Annette, and
then she could bave bitten ber tongue
so angry was she at ber own folly.
There was an uncomfortable silence.
Then the sand crushed under slowly
approaching footsteps. Nearer, near
er they came until Billy's arms closed
around Annette's slender form.
"Do you hate me. Annette?" he
breathed in ber ear.
"Yes," she said half sobbing.
"Why?" asked Billy softly.
"Because oh. because you believed
what I said when you asked me" A
nette paused, bewildered at tbe Strang
sensations that assailed her at the
touch of Billy Slater's lips. "You
should bave known" Again she hesi
tated. "Known what, sweetheart?" be whht
pered. "What you're finding out now." said
Annette with a flash of ber old spirit .
Nov. 12 in American
j extended to the United States.
j 1891 Colonel I)onn Piatt author and
editor, died: born 119.
j 1804 Steamer St. Louis, then the lar-
j KPt built rri America, was launch-
j ed at Philadelphia.
; 1905 Major General William Rufus
Shnfter, U. S. A., retired, com
mander of the expedition which
captured Santiago, died; torn 1S35.
1011 John L. Carncross. noted old time
negro minstrel, died In Philadel
phia; born 1834.