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The Missoullan may be found on
sale at the following newstands out
side of Montana:
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cy, N. 3. corner Clark and Madison
streets.
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and Pacileic.
SUSSCRISERS' PAPERS.
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the best carrier service; therefore, sub
seribers are requested to report faulty
delivery at once. In ordering paper
changed to new address, please give
old address ales. Money orders and
cheeks should be made payable to
The Missoulian Publishing Company.
TITESDAY, APRIL 2, 1912.
THE RESULTS.
Pirst off, the results of yesterday's
election are to be accepted-and we
are sure they will be accepted-as ex
pressing the sentiment of the voters
of Missoula. The campaign was con
ducted along lines which left the elec
tors free' to speak for themselves. We
believe that the sentiment of Missoula
is more than ever favorable to the pri
mary-election features of the commis
sion government.
In the second place, we are sure that
the selection of Messrs. Rhoades, Price
and Houston as the members of the
new commission will be round to be
wise and for the best interests of the
city. They are men whose Interests
are the city's interests; they are famil
iar with conditions and they are ac
quainted with the city's needs. An4d
which counts for most-they are the
choice of the majority of the voters of
lMissoula.
In the third place, the people of the
city spoke positively in regard to the
Sunday-closing proposition. It is bet
ter this way. It was a wise plan to
refer this ordinance to the popular
vote. Had it been left to the new com
missioners to determine what form the
ordinance should take, It would have
been embarrassing to the admlnistra
tion. Now the commissioners have the
law before them as the people have de
clared they want it.
Now for a successful adminlstratloh.
THEY'RE OFF.
The first league schedule for the
1912 season begins today. The first
games of the Pacific Coast league are
listed for Los Angeles and San Pran
clsco. The first "play ball" call of the
year, then, will be sounded on the
western coast. But it will be taken
up and echoed in all parts of the
country before long. Before the dia
monds are abandoned next fall somes
thing like 2,000 scheduled contests will
have been won and lost. The Amer
ican association will be the next to
get under way, starting on April 10,
one day earlier than the National and
American leagues, the Cotton States
and the Southern. The Texas league
will begin its season April 12, the
Northwestern league April 16, the In
ternational league and the South At
lantic league April 18, the Southwest
ern league April 15, and the Western
league and New l.pgland league April
19. The last week of April will see
the start in the Virginia league, Tex
as-Oklahoma league, Ohio State, New
York State, Connecticut and Central
leagues and Carolina association. The
Blue Grass league will play its first
games on the first day of May and
the Central assolgRlt Tri-Btate and
Wisconsan-Illlnoj orealnisatlons will
start the saMe day. The following
day will am the opening of the season
for the Three-I league and the West
ern Canada league. The Southern
Michigan league season will begin May
'8, the Canadian league May 14, the
Obio-Pennsylvania league May 16, the
Appalachian league May 16, the "Kit
ty" league May 28, and the Mid-Coast
league June 1. The union assoclation
season will start the last week in
April
4MltRSPRUSgNTSQ.
'ntV i ,this caption, thb ourrent is
u , of the Nortbw)rl Tribune dlse
suses the aealii-it*ty side of the
statentm qto dg. The re
marks of the k'uittoe a, r direct and
cleari they idtilret;it comment; here
they ate:
Is thlre one man W avalll county
that condones yha qly adopted by
Its repDressentat~ e this county in
the republlta eeattwi ommlttee meet
ing at Helena, last 1l, Uday? If there
is let him spak nd4 we will cheer
fully publish his reasons for speak
Ing.
Ins there a voter In Ravalll or Mis
soula countie, who favors the refall
of all offiolals? Well I guess there
are and many of ttinll would like to
have hehviet lthetet than mere
recall meted out to the misrepresents
tives of our p40op This coarse 'work
of representatlLed tI what astonishes
and awakens pA$b to the true state
of affairs. Our, utlonary fathers
never would trust such shirkers of
duty and supple aOrobats of the Inter
ests of Great Jlrt .n to be placed on
any vantie grouhd during their
struggle for freedom. Our republican
friends are to be pitied for the little
sense exerelsed in piltting forth hody.
guards 'for the responsibility of such
an undertaking as that of any Interent
or the beople. WaaU street, New York,
knew just what Would be the result
of Slaturday's pcetingt long h'rore our
modern "Judas" left the valley. The
Tribune always condemns wrong and
upholds the right. And is ready to
lead you out of the wilderness my re
publican friends. Get busy and see
that only the right kind of people go
to the converalons, and you cannot
fall. let your men out to the pri
marles and send none that are untrue
to the people, to the convention. Then
all will be well with you and yours.
The same influences will be brought
to hear at the meeting of the demo.
cratic central committee. l.et us
watch for the outcome and I want you
all to holler loud and long at the
"Judas" who may go over there from
this part of Uncle fSamuel's vineyard.
We appreciate the friendly spirit of
Hamillton, but we are glad the Bitter
Root metropolis concluded not to elect
Blankenship mayor yesterday. We
need him here.
Having falled on numerous occasions
to verity the report that he was dead,
Emperor Frans Josef concludes to get
out of the way by abdloating.
If you are sincere in your notions
about patronising home industry, you
will come to The Mlsseulisn office for
your printing.
The fact that Bitter Root has a fine
new church adds to the reputation of
the pretty town as a good place to
live.
It Is now up to Missoula voters to
see that good men are elected to the
school board at the polls next Monday.
There is no doubt of the welcome of
"Flddling Bob" Taylor in Iheaven.
There was real music in his soul.
Missoula will continue to demon.
strate the advantages of the commis
sion form of city government.
The visit of Presldent Hall of Clark
university was an important educe
tlonal event in Lissoula.
The best way to make the new city
government a success is tto ro.operate
In every way possible.
The Missoullan class ad campaigns
the whole year and It is an effective
campaigner In all lines.
No town can attain the full measure
of its possibilities it Its people have
the mall-order habit.
Also, there are several participants
who have learned something about
campalgnin;.
There is a lot of work ahead now.
The new commission will be busy all
the time.
It was quiet, all day. The people
are getting used to the new system.
Now that it's over, the thing to do
Is to drill for the good of the city.
Tihe paving and the tree-planting are
the immediate calls.
Rome guessed It right and, as usual,
some did not.
Vox popull has spoken.
DICKENS' WIT
AND WISDOM
By Mre. Hogue tlnaohoemb.
Frankness and Friendship.
"Do not allow a trivial minunder
standing to wither the blossom of
spring."--Bleak House.
It Is his intimate knowledge of the
human heart that will make Dickens
always beloved.
You cannot read any one of hls
books and not find this wonderfully
keen Insight and sympathy.
Always he eOupeil* frankness among
friends, as well as among enemies.
He was, without doulbt, a, good hater
-he could be keen pilmost to cruelty
-but he could be klndi
Doubtless he suffered much from
naisunderstandings, for he is faithful
in his admonition to speak boldly when
a misunderstanding occurs.
Many of hit most touching situa
tions hang on a tack of Ingenuous.
nees.
The small hurts that we carry deep
In, our hearts cause keener suffering
than the open wounds.
It is easy to come to an under
standing in an open quarrel. It is
almost impossible to clear up a mis
understanding when one of the parties
does not know what is the matter.
If you have a grievance go to the I
one with whom you are at variance
and ask to be set right. It the friend.
ship is worthy of the name the trou
ble will be cleared up and all will be
forgiven and forgotten,
Shakespeare ayw "to be wroth with I
one we love doth work like madness
In the lbratl."
Small inaurlg grew by contempla.
tlon. Hurts that are but a thorn nl I
A IoB ` ;' REED.
In the current numabr The. Iok. there is an edl,
torial article -by Theodore e * presents the itc
sues of this campaign c. ' I .. It is a va
usble contribution to the Ii year. It dispels
whatever of fog the opp on to cloud the reil
issue. No man can reRa this statement and have any
doubt as to what this c a*naign m i . It is more--much
more--than the sandidai f alng man. It is a contest
for a great prlinche. Reid this catechism and you will
understand just Whit the principle is:
A good friend of mine who hlb> bsln
asked many questions abodt the Io
Ittieal philosophy whlet , endeavored
to Inirpret and fortnmatl in my to.
lumbus -1itech has puti those qdes
lions In the form of a short eatechlum;
and in answering them I have st
deavored to outline the philosophy.
What Is the aim for which political
progressives are stirring?
The protAntion of genuine,,popular
government in America, the defense of
human rights, and the estabiishmnent
of social and industrial justise, so that
every force in the community may be
directed towards securing for the
average man .and average womah a
lhigher and better and tuller litf in
the things of 'he body, no les thian
those of the mind and soul.
Do you believe that the pursuli of
this aim requires the adoption of new
and radical principles?
No. I believe it requires a new and
radical applicatlps of the old prin
ciples of justidb and common hon*
esty, which are as eternal as life Itself.
New methods and new machinery ire
needed for carrylng theose princlples
into our national existence: and also
a broader sympathy, to that our jus
tice may be generous and human, and
not merely leglsllstie .
Do you believe In a short ballot?
i do.' I consider it one of the most
Important methods to be adopted. By
the "short ballot" I mean the principle
of electing few men to important of
flces and making more administrative
officee appointive. Thjs is t.e method
that Is purtsued In our'federal govern
ment. The people have nothing what
ever to fear from giving any public
servant power so long as they retain
their own power to hold him account
able to them. You will get best
se~rvn~e where you elect only a few
men, each of whom has his definite
duties and responsiblities, and is
obliged to work in the open so that
the people know who he is and what
tie does.
Do you believe in direct primaries?
I do. In the state the primary
should be of the simplest form (con
sistent with preventing fraud) that
will enable each individual voter to
act directly on the nomination of elec.
tive officers; in (thd nation presiden
tial primaries should' be so framed
that the voters may choose their dele
gates to the national conventions, and
at the same time express their pref
erence for nominbts for the presl
4ency. At the present moment our
political machines are using their pow
er to defraud the people out of their
right to make nominations.
Do you believe in the election of
united States senators by the peoplet
I do. I think the people are Just as
competent to elect United States sen
ators directly -as they are to elect
governors or representatives in eona
grees or state legislatures.
Do you ,believe in the initiative or
referendum?
Yes, under certain befinite limitsa
tlions. Action by the initiative or ref
erendum ought not to be the 'normal
way1 of legilation: I think the legisla
ture should be glyen an entirely free
hand. 'But I believe the people should
have the power to reverse or supple.
ment the workn 'of the le lSlature,
wh)enever it becomes necessary.
Do you believe In the. recall?
I believe the people should be pro.
vided with the means of recalling or
un-electing important elective admin
lstrative officers, to be used only
when there is a widespread and gen
ulne public feeling for such a recall
among a majority of the voters. I
believe that there is scant necessity
for using it in connection with short
term elective officers.
Do you believe In the recall of
Judges?
I believe that the eyils which have
led to the very widespread proposal to
apply the recall to judges are very
real. I see no reason why the people,
If they are competent to elect judges,
are not also competent to un-elect
them. I think the judiciary should be
made clearly to 'understand that they
represent Justice for the whole people.
Personally, and having in 'view the
success of the Massachusette system.
I am at present Inclined to believe that
judges should be appointive. Then we
can apply the principle of the recall to
the appointive power. ' In addition, I
would have the appointive judges ,e
movable; and, In feeling our way to
the proper solutlen, I would try Iuav
Ing this done by a majority vote of the
two houses of the legislature, as" may
now be done under the Massaoehasefts
law, whenever the people through their
representatives feel that the needs .of
the people require such removal. But
thle is merely my preference, ah6.
moreover, my prime concert is with
the end, not the means. I wish to
the flesh fester and poison ali eslt,
ence.
De frank. Ask why--pd, it you ari
wrong, be forgiven. It your frlrtn
is wrong forgive and be happy in do,
Ing it.
'"orgivenees kills
The old O .0leh:.LAd OoYPftLUP out
Folgiveness oleanses like a splrltta
tflame,
And hushes all the heart breaks o0
the world."
Clinton, Aprl: }.- .,( O P)-(:,
Hughes, second trik O.a r, W$,o
voh.Frasnk 4s tbir o s '
In aton. Mlr. ta 'sM l 'Wl
her',L . ... Y , .· . Wa
flirts t Ur.ssd4 N' a ý
sede li0e( j~dges put on the bench and
bad u nes taken off it. Any system
whla I. fIts actual workings accom
flishti tl hse ;two ends is a good sys
tem. I do not wlgh to use the recall
If it I possible to avoid doing so; bitt
I Woqld thr rather have recourse to
th!n `r(cIl than continue the present
system, ~hich provides an impeach
ment r~nbdy that in practice never
wprkI, A4.r provides no efficient way
whatever for overruling judicial mis
ootl.rf tton of.the bonstitution.
s elb believe in the "review of
judlut1 d4plasons" by state courts, and
'hat db you m.edn by it?
, I :4:.. Wat I mean may he fully
~-~54 by the phtase, 'The right of
le nl.Oril5a to review certain judicial
p esioUi which aullify laws demanded
by t le People in the eaercise of the
iilo0' or general welfare power on
the that these laws are aneon
stltutltal. This would amount to a
simpler method of construing or
aledifld tuhe Jjudisial Interpretation of
the conititution wherever such Inter
pretation becomes clearly adverse to
htuman rights. I believe, as I have
ald 'oyr'.and over again, that when
the highest 'court of a state dtffers
from the legslature of that state on
the question of the constitutionality of
a law vitally affecting the conditions
of life and Iabor among wage-earner.,
the people should have the right to
determine In an election whether the
constitutlon which they have fratoed
was meant by them to permit such a
law. This method cannot apply to
questiona as to the federal conLtitu
tlion; I have made this distinction
clder In my Columbus speech. The
jurisdiction of the United States su
preme court concerning the federal
Oi4stitution must remain supreme over,
the whole people. The constitutions
of the separate states are in daily pro
cess of ma'tng Uby the people of those
states, and I would therefore vest in
the people of .each state the final au
thority as to what their state consti
tution should be. I would not make
the people the final Judge In legal
questions between individuals, but I
would ntakle the people the final um
pire in bach a conflict as that above
outlined" between the legislature and
the Judiciary in any given state.
SThe personal differences between
some of my opponeats and myself are
only thcldenat of a fundamental differ
ence of view. -My opponents believe;
as manOy of the founders. of our gov
ernment believed, that the people as a
whole have neither the capacity nor
the 'trq(tlti..to decide questions of
broad governmental policy. Many Of
opr fathers thought that the people
could hot- be trusted to elect press
denta qr genators and, therefore de.
vised ti.e electoral rollege, which we
have abandoned, and the leglslative
method of electing senators, which we
are abandoning. ]iy opponents think
that a spGolal class, the legal class,
is the proper one flnaUlly to determine
questlons of basic political philosophy;
I believe that the ultimate authority
rests In the people and must be exer
I ced' by the people. I'hls of course
does not, mean. that the, people should
not employ experts to do their work for
them. . p'or Instance, Having selected
the preei4ent, tse. voters should give
him full executive power: but it the
voters declde that they want a par
cels post;. they should expect him to
make, with loyalty to their decision
the best parcels post that can be
made; and they will not expect him
to decide for them as to whether.they
are to have a parcels post or not. In
law, having framed the constitution
and the statutes, they should choose
the 'best judge that they can to carry
out the trdvisions of the constitution
and the statutes; but if they decide
that they wan't a workmen's compensar
tign act, they ought to expect tie.
Judge to administer such an act, and
not to determine whether a workmen's
.compensatlon act is good for them or
not. It Is none of the judge's busi
ness to say whether the people ought
to wish and to have such an not; it is
the people's business, and only theirs.
IL. the people decilde (as the Canadians
have decided) that it is a true function
of government to formulate and rbhlu
late the relations of organised capital
and orgnised labor, includlng'wages,
hours, and conditions of work, they
will not expect the judges-and the
Idgees must not expect-to decide that
this Is not a trpe function of govern.
meant; and if the Judges endeavor to
4asert their, view as opposed to the
people's view, the people ought io
l..l41 fashion to tell them they are
Imltelkel, and, if the judges persist,
remove them and get judges who will
Mtmiillster the law based upon the,
thor. government which the peo
L, $1 yp exerclse of their sober and
oleod t jutdgment have decided to be
od. -
day evening, Mnr, M,. Coon winning the
ih~lst otub prise.
SMrs rlett Oriewald was aain taken
seddenly ll at the home of ·Mrs. Coon
IV Dwight returned home 34ond y:
llmer .,t.inah contemplates & .t1p
to dI4AVna, Moat., 1f6nday.
Art a'ronlek was .a Missoula visitor
Pnlday.
UTAH DTAH tlE WIN;
Loan,. Utah, April l.--ProvIlp
to the JIdge that, orporntlons doing
lnitiratae business uhould be mnor
prsted Under federal charters, the de.
bating team of thq Utah Agrloultural
Oollege.w lest night Crop0 Monta.a
Pilu.U;u.. college orators, who hud
thi ngatve side. Horqace rvi, Wil.
l:t. ~ mand igry twlts were the
oabthtnta from Montana, and Try.
l. .Jpi Ch.m.es. Re. and M. I,
)mart:. preented Utah.
:pltr i mbattsm you will find noth=
Aq bette thIan "a amberlaip's Y9p"
Ivis ,e g .it amd b e how. qutok y It
ties elie. los ga4e by all deailg,
4i L t IP~~IIR~~: ·I 5
W ity news tu ng Ua.
will o Its tourth l u
persols the. tet "om will
asem i a mlsomte as this
dnares eocepthtý i tI broadest
dense, for ttr ,aonventl6a will n-.
brace every ube whib tend
t6 help', the. detel oof a.a
the Oeu
a ttetitln and O i tn
the tilwing of any kitd tOf rps
will find in tiMs congreu some aid
for their bartloular needs. OhHtow
iqg. closely upon the WIlona g sesslon
of the Lubin rural flan e donferende
and also the confereise tfor edtiatibn
In the south, the commeriatl congress
will derive additional impetus from
esa. and Its attendance will include
many persons *ho hiave takehi the
journey southward becaUse of their
Interest In finance or edubstio,}.,
As an organlsation, the iouthern
Commercial congress tos utque. Itde
purely ethical in its aims, strvlh to
Mseure the highest types of develop
meat for the people of the south, mor
ally, mentally and financially., It Is
noty' business orgeaiiation apd yet it
promotes business of every kind. It
has not a foot of land for sale and
yet it creates a demand for southern
land. It is not interested In nay
educational Institution but It increases
all of the educational facilities of the
south .by bringing together the reo
ognised needs and the means for Im
proving them. It suggests the changes,
activities and the uses which should
be made In the, south without hav
Ing an" pecuniary Interest in any
bThe organisation sprang Into ex
istence at a meeting of commercial
secretaries held at Chattanooga. In
Auutast, 1908. These men decided that
certain conditions, both in the 'south
and out of it, could only be met by a
union of forces ahd that if such a
union were made it could achieve re
suits in a short time which would be
Impossible in a century, it the effort
was to be made state by state. The
organiation of the Southern Commer
cial congress resulted from this idea.
The fact that within three yeArs it
has become known throughout the en
tire country speaks well for the fore
sight of the men who conceived the
idea, as well as for the active co
operation they received from the citi.
seas of all of the southern states.
The congress held its first meeting
in Washington In December, 1908, and
that oity was chosen as its permanent
headquarters.
Without any official guarantee of
support by the southern states and
without any money to start with, the
Southern Commerclal congress was
Incorporated in July, 1911, and has
now one of the finest large commer.
cial buildings in the national-capital.
A prominent feature of this building
Is the spacious exhibit hall, with its
16 stately columns, representing the 14
southern states Along the walls and
around these columns is space pro
vided for the Permanent exhibition
of the products of the mines, factories
and fields of the south, and of the
attractive featuresa of the southern
cities. Although so recently estab
lished, there is no doubt but that the
exhibit hall of the Southern- building
will eventually become one of the
popular places of Interest to all
strangers visiting Washington.
While the meetings of the Southern
Commercial congress have all been for
the general purpose of demonstrating
the contrast between things as they
now are in the south and things as
they were, the five annual conventions
held from 1911 to 1915 will especially
dmphasise this feature. These will be
known as the "Jubilee years," in rec
ognition of a half century of peace,
And each one will be intended to show
a special victory of achievement. The
first, held last year in Atlanta, rep
resented "the south's physical recov
ery." Atlanta was chosen beeause
it was a city which had been almost
removed from the face of the earth
at the close of the war and thus lent
itself to strongest contrast between
thie andltlnna At# lr5 ..wA 161
The one to be held In Nahvillle will
show the agricultural and educational
reoovery. Nashville was chosen be.
cause of its situation in the heart of
the Mississippi valley, representing one
of. the largest agricultural areas of
the' United States. At tulls conven.
tton will be demonstrated the aid the
south.received from the Influx of ten
from other states.
Next year the convention will be
held Ip a seaport town along the At
lantle or Gulf coast and will carry
out the idea of "the south's commer
dial recovery," using the Panama
canal as a means of Increasing the
Importance of the southern states as
related to the commerce of the world.
The convention to be held in Okla
home, in 1914, will express the idea of
internal development, the rapid growth.
of Oklahoma in its tS years of life
being regarded as typical of the cen
tury. The olose of the "Jubilee" coq
ventions will be held either In Wash
Ington, or Richmond in 1915. and will
express or demonstrate all that is In
eluded In the words, "The victories of
50 years of peace."
In Its representation of educational
and agrloultural victories there will be
a number of special conferences, eao
in charge of an expert upon that sub
Ject. "The Better Baling of Cotton"
it one' of these.' It Is estimated that
at least $75,000,000 I lost 'to the south
every' year because of 'the deftotive
methods of cotton batlih; 'nolt of
whloh could estly be ovetoile.
wUnder diversified farming, attention
will be given to increasing the num
ber of crops raised on a farm Instead
of. confining it to one crop, the oustom
now prevalent in the cotton states.
This -will enable the farmers to raise'
more .of their own supplies, ICrop
and- their requirements for oultivation
will. be consldered at nmeetngs ·bid
'tnder the. dlretitonof reprsentatives
qL the United States department of
adlioulture. mall grains are Included
in these crope.
Bog' raising is another matter to
which the soutthern tfamtr'e atn
t4oe is' being 4difbted*. tt to aid
that -thef is no pther part of tfe
Woid'l in Which it would be pIlhdls
to'#,ae, large quaatlties of ,at' ag'
e pneei of three eats Ie penuti it
God e on Is *eseittlteoa
iod euppl, 11 ia tln l tlu In.
dudry for southern In. ornwllt be
exlted at the ¢¢Uhil
Good , aV ds `wA i1 b dared with
s P al r Terence to the tesuanoe of
pubto bIds" ifor their eastttlotion.
de, of 100 autOmobiles will be a
ftatur of the damohtt jfon laut this
aubtsleet. Real estate 4 abe.will
be Adlisctsell. It Is nt generally
kn6*fi that' the Ihrre as.of land val
use-ln the: asth Was over 100 per
cant durift the last 10 . s.
•Beet and dahity cattlif6 toem the
subject of a special eoetetlce, 0as4 in
additiot to this Dr. Maurice P. I a,
United $tates minister to Denmitk,
will deliver an addless upon the co
operative dairy syitem of that co0ine
try. Nut growing, poultry, sheep and
goats, apple nd hear'- oulture are
among the other topics to be piresented
which will be helpful to the small;
farmer who desires to take home from
the congaes some practical idea
whioh will help him to inctease the
profits of, own 40 acres.
The south's educational recovery will
be demonstrated by a stirring meeting
in which ,the' superintendents of pub
lic Instruction from the 16 southern
states will each tell just what pract-l
cal results tn education are being
wrought in his own state. The sub
ject of vocational education will be
considered with .4peelql reference to
the Page bill Whlch'"will be discussed
at a separate conference. The Page
ill, which was Introduced in the Unit
ed States senate by Senator Page of
Vermont, contemplates a gradual in
crease of expenditure for education
until 1921, at which time a maximum
of expenditure shall be reached, and
On the Spur of the Moment
By Roy K. Moulton
The Pessimist.
I don't care who's elected;
It cuts no lee with me,
I ain't no politician,
That's very plain to see, .
Let others do the howling.
And carry on the war.
.There's really nothing In It
That is worth fighting for,
No matter who's elected
'Twill be the same old game
For me it means no letup
I must work, Just the same.
Aeeording to Unole Abner,
Elmer Jones has secured a lucrative
positiol as chauffeur for Anse Judson
on the latter's traction engine. tlmer
has botght a cap and a muffler, as
he heard that all up.to-date machines
have mufflers.
There was to have been a violin re
cital last Wednesday evening at Tib
bitts' hall by Mr. Am Tilson. our gen
tlemanly barber, but the latter busted
his G string while tunin' up and could
not find a cat In time to hold the re
cital, so the same was puaponed.
Partin' his name and his hair in the
middle don't help a feller .much in a
business way, no more than rollin' his
pants up at the bottom.
Our town was thinkin' of holdin' a
homecomin', but refrained from doln'
so for fear some of 'em might come
back.
Of. course there is some slight ex
cuse for a feller wearin' earmuffs if
tlhe weather is chilly and another good
thing about it is that he* can walk
down town without beln' able to hear
what the neighbors say about him.
Mrs. Anson Judson says she will
never be satisfied until she entertaind
with a musical tea. Most of the folks
around here don't know what mu
sical tea tastes like.
Generosity.
A friend of John, the bartender,
came into the "place" one day and had
a good, long, old-fashioned visit. After
an hour or so be prepared to depart
and John hospitably inclined, asked.
"Well, Molke, me lad, would ye have
a little something before ye go?"
"No. Many thanks to ye, John but
I never take anything of late years."
"Well, thin, have a cigar, ,Molke."
"Oh. well, all right. Give me one
of thim 'Pride of the Purst Ward."'
John handed out the box and, plac
ing his hnd to ise mouth, and, look.'
No anxiety on
Lkinq-day if you use
Insures light.wee
wholesome foodl
we of ·
or Rtch bi
itrinI to s
their oldtlrelt e
prepartIa of
pone. The i0
grlss wil t endo tO ete.W
in mupport of
7he heart i theb
may be said t ter
mortal exemtfie, held i
late Dr. .aaman A, sI a
oredited more t Mhn is
man with the adv of
etucatlon in the "athl.
wu a norethattrn Lea a. 1ltd a
teacher in Iowa.for 4 s
He moved to uits
vestigatlons rae w.e
which have reaulted in
thousands of acrea Ot rioe'efloq
the Gulf coast whioh are
as monuments to his mnaýt , ."l
terrors of the boll weeyvil.o* "
by the Improved agrlicultual 1
which he Introduced. Uta eeb
demonstration farms thv out
south Instead of tmjireactio l tpeie
ment stations. 'Hl dlfflultty i h
Ing the adult mind led ta t
aelve the idea of th Bey' Ol' b
which have been so diltlnotle t
ful. Just before this death ltat -r,
he completed plans for the satºi
tlon of Tomato clubs and Domdtli
colence clubs for gIrls and thed, are
now being put into effect by hise ne.
ceseers. No man in the south was
ever better beloved and this memaoil
exercise, conducted by southern men
in a southern city, in recognition of
a debt they owe to a ntorthern man. is
another evidence of the tfat that the
barriers are broken down and that the
unity between the north and the souttt
exists in truth as well as In theory.
Tomorrow-Population In IN B i.Ctes.
.-..'" .. .. ., .
Ing around cautiously to see that no.
body war listening, whispered coatl*
dentially: "Take twoof thim, Motke.
They're not very good."
The.e Doe et Ixlt.
A cartoonist who has not drawn T.
R.'s spectacles and teeth.
A bureau without saveral dosen 'ool
lar buttons under it.
A theatrical press agent who doesn't
smoke elsarettes.
A woman who never rased at hb
reflection, in a plate glass window.
A railroad brakeman who can pro
nounce Schenectady In llgllleh.
A candidate who is not "the peo
pie's choice."
A housewife who doesn't always
sharpen her leadpenoll with the
butcher knife.
A cat that doesn't want to get out
when it is in and In when it Is out.
A baby that can't get a dollar watch
In Its mouth.
A house that coat less than the
architect said it would.
The Work Cure.
Old' Hiram Blnks never shad much
wealth •
Or much of a chance to enjoy,. poo
health.
He couldn't afford to be downright
sick
Or he could havd etarved and, that
right quick.
He never dared say that he ws ill1
,tor he never would pay'a dootor'llbll.
go whenever life took a somber hue
And Hiram was tired, slk and blub
He gathered himself with a s udden
jerk ,.
And took a large dose of good,,t ard
work.
When he got a cold and got It good.,
He went and split up Sour coeds of
wood.
W.hen he had the misery in his baolk
He looked for a job as a lumberjook.
He didn't set 'round and whine and
pout,
But went right to work 'and beat It
out.
When other sick folks was a-dr.pla'
off "
You should Jest of heered the oldi)nan
scof .
When the last one's goan, it's & *,
safe bet
That old Hi Blaken will be worsd t.

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