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GOODWIN'S WJ3JBKLY. 7 if'H
The suicide of Gus Dirks a few days ago in New
York, was most deplorable. His Bugvillc sketches,
his comical stunts in the adventures of the Kats
onjammer kids will be missed all over the country.
lie was a mere boy at the very beginning of a
promising career, and his untimely end is pitiful. lie
could make thousands laugh, but there was no joy in
the poor fellow's heart, such cases are not so rare
us it would seem.
"All hail to W. Levington Comfort," says an ex
change editor quoted by "The Philadelphia Record."
"He is the Johnny-on-the-spot of the new century.
For this man has already written a novel based
on the Mont Pclce eruption, and the work is appear
ing in a serial form in a Chicago newspaper. It was
expected that this catastrophe would begin, ere long, '
to figure in fiction, but who would have thought that,
when it only happened on Hay 8, the sixteenth chap
ter of a novel about it would be appearing on May
31. The name of the novel is 'The Wrath of Pelec.
The story concerns the virtuous Whitelaw, a million
aire's son, and the vicious drunkard Gilday, a news
paper artist. These two, cruising in Whitelaw's
yaelit, stop at St. Pierre, and the millionaire's son
meets and falls in love with a fine girl named Wall.
Pclce is muttering and belching smoke, and White
law tries to get the Wall girl to come away with
him in his yacht. She won't do it, though, because
she thinks there is no danger. That is as far as the
btory has advanced. I hope Whitelaw and the girl
get saved somehow, and I hope that W. Levington
Comfort makes a whole lot of money out of his
Eugene P. Ware, the new commissioner of Pen
sions, who, over the name of "IronquUl," lpng ago
H established his reputation as a wit and writer of
H verse, has been much interested for years in the
H condition of roads in his adopted state of Kansas.
8 Recently R. W. Richardson, secretary of the Na-
H tional Good Roads Association, who is preparing
H to take a good roads construction train across the
PB continent, said to Mr. Ware:
H "How do the farmers in Kansas stand on the
H road question?"
H "Up to their knees," was the reply. Philadelphia
H Ware and Clipping Bureau.
H Washington, Juno 10. Pension Commissioner Ware
H has reached the conclusion that lucre are different
m forms of pxiblicity and that which is attained by
B reason of political prominence is, in his case at
H least, much more expensive than when due entirely
H to merit.
Hj A number of years ago Mr. Ware m ulestly put out
M a volume of poems under the nom de piume of "Iron
H quill." Desiring to know something of how the
R literary lights and the world in general regarded his
jH modest effort, Mr. Ware enlisted the services of a
jH news-clipping agency, which was to furnish him with
IH clippings where reference was made to him or his
H poems under the nom de plume of "Ironquill."
B He received a few hundred clippings of one char
ts actor or another, and then there was a lapse. As
j time wore on, Mr. Ware forgot altogether the ex
f istenco of the clipping agency, but ho was forcibly
H reminded of it soon after his appointment as pen
H sion commissioner.
BH When the appointment was announced all the
M newspaper correspondents began searching the records
H to find out who Mr. Ware was, and on learning that
H he was a poet and had written under the name of
m 'Ironquill," they seized upon this fact and exploited
M it thoroughly in the newspapers. The appointment
g was a godsend to the newspaper agency, for posted
l in a conspicuous place before the oyes of the readers
connected with the agency and employed to do the
clipping was a card notifying them to look for items
Thousand sof them appeared, and, according to the
report, the agency had to increase its force in order
to handle them. When it had collected a few thous
and it sent them to Mr. Ware, followed by a few
more thousand the next day, and other thousands,
with the result that Mr. Ware has been paying from
$50 to $200 a week for these clippings.
While he may have beqn pleased with the first
batch, as an evidence of his popularity and the cele
brity of his poetical nom de plume, Mr. Ware soon
saw that he was threatened with bankruptcy unless
a sudden stop was put to the inundation of clippings;
and he hastened to notify the agency that he no
longer took any interest in what the newspapers said
of "Ironquill" and his poems.
If you want to know anything write to 320 Dooly
Block or telephone 3Q1. The Inter Mountain Press
Clipping Bureau will tell you.
"He Who Knows a Book."
With staff in hand and dusty sfioon,
I walk from morning till high noon;
Then rested for a little while
Upon the green grass by a brook,
And with a morsel and a book
Forgot me many a mile.
And then upon my way I strode
With bending back beneath the load,
Until the night beset my way
With cheerful thought on song and tale.
And so I fare by hill and vale,
Contented, day by day.
For he who knows a book to read
May travel lightly without- steed
And find sweet comfort on the road,
lie shall forget the rugged way,
Nor sigh for kindly company,
Nor faint beneath his load.
R. R. Kirk, in Frank Leslie's Monthly.
(With the Necessary Apologies.)
Two shall be born the whole wide world apart,
And speak in different tongues and have no thought
Each of the other's being, and no heedj
And these o're unknown seas to unknown lands
Shall cross, escaping wreck, defying death,
And all unconsciously shape every act
And bend each wondering step to this one end
That one day at the table they shall meet
And bang the ping pong ball across the net.
S. E. Kiser in Chicago Record-IIerald.
It is no wonder that the bicycle races at.
the Salt Palace are so popular. The best
talent in the entire west has been secured.
The price of admission is reduced to 25
cents, which is an item with the majority.
All reserved seats have been cushioned free
of charge. Races Tuesday and Friday even
ings at 8 p. m.
In a paper edition at 50c. Hammel, 49
West 2nd South Street.
Callahan's Old Book Store is head
quarters for Mormon publications.
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