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Editorial Correspondence
Washington, April 21. I bavo long
regarded tb
of tbo most
of tbo mosl enterprising American
of surprlso,
editorials li
Kansas City Star as oilo
ntolligont, as well as one
It was with a good deal
, therefore, that I noted by
Its edition of Saturday,
April 10, lit v completely It had failed
to grasp tbi roal meaning of tbo light
reciprocity In the Houso
i atlves. I have endeavor-
jus letters to mane the
regard to this matter
no uuiu a uewspaporas
over Cuban
of Kopresen
ed in prov
situation it
cloar, but if
tbo Star baa gained a wrong Impres
sion in regatd to the contest, it Is en
tirely likely that otbors with not so
goodl opportunities for enlightenment
may havo coiicoived oven more erro
neous notions. At the risk of repeat
ing some things that have already
been said in those columns, It may bo
worth while, therefore, to point out
tbo particulars in which tbo Star Is
mlstakon. In tbo course of tbo editor
ials referrod to tbo Stur said:
The rout which the thick ana thin protec
tionists suffered In tho lIouc yesterday la
connection with tho Cub-in reciprocity
1)111, will not tend to Htrcnuthen the posl
tlou of the Speaker or add to his popular
Ity Hut best of all, the vote of yet
tcrday shows that tlioumjorlty of the pres
ent Houso 13 ready to assail thu hlKh wall
of protection
From tbeso uttcrnncos It Is apparent
that the Star regards tho Speaker and
other Republican leaders of tho House
as "thick and thin" protectionists,'
and looks upon tho members who op
posed tho reciprocity bill in tho inter
est of beet sugar as tariff revisionists.
Tho truth of tho mutter Is that the beet
sugar representatives have proclaimed
long and loud in all their speeches on
this subject that they are tho only real,
simon puro protectionists, and they
bavo churged the Speaker and others
who were insisting upon reciprocity with
Cuba with proposing a measure which
would result in making a breach in
our tariff walls. Again and again
those who oppose! tho bill havo de
clarcdjthat it might properly bavo como
from tho Democratic free trade sldo of
the chamber, but that it was a rank
violation of Republican platforms
and promlsos for it to be proposed by
tho Republican loaders of th IIoilso.
All the opposition to tho bill from the
Republican sldo has been based upon
tho emphutiu charge that It was a stop
in tho direction of free trade.
As to tho amendment striking down
tbo differential on loQned sugar,
which tho Sturiofoi's to as especially
gratifying evidence of a sentiment in
the direction of lower tariff duties, it
had no such significance whatever.
As I stated In my last letter, It was
puroly a tactical move on tho part of
tho Republicans who are opposed to
tho pussa.se of tho Cuban bill. Mr.
Weeks, of Michigan, niado this per
fectly clear in a I speech tho day follow
ing tho passage of tho bill, when he
declared In so many words, and with
great emphasis that tho amendment
was put on for the purpose of killing
tho measure. Speaking of tho motlvo
, of tho Michigan delegation in Ivoting
for tho amendmont, Mr. Weeks said:
"Our motlvo wasto klllthatblll-that's
tho plain English of it-and l bollovo
it did kill tho bill." Does that look
us if tho passage, of tho amendment
was duo to a weakening of protection
sentiment on thu part of tho Republi
cans In tho Houso':1
The truth Is that Republican senti
ment in favor of tho maintainanco of
a protcejfe tariff was never , stronger
in thaKousQ of Representatives ithan
It iPat this minuto. As I havo already
stated, tho opponents of the Cuban
i reciprocity based tholr opposition
solely upon tho ground that tho meas
ure would result In a breach In tho
tariff walls of tho United States, while
tho proponents of tho measure denied
that this would bo its olleet, and colter
' nled with all posslblo emphasis their
continued adherence to tho doctrine of
protection. I do not niPiin to be under
stood In any dogree as nsssortlngthat
tho Republican party as represented
in tho lowor Houso otCongross Is un
alterably pledged to any tariff sched
ule. No sane business man would In
sist thatlthero Is anysucrednoss about
u tariff law, or that changing condi
tions should not bo mot at tho proper
tlmo and in tho propor way by a
changed schedule Ills freelyladmitted
by the most ardent protectionists that
somo of tho rates ilxcd by tho present
tariff law.nro higher than necessary,
and it Is clearly understood that a
general revision ol tho tariff must bo
undortakon at somo time (within tho
near future. It Is not believed 'that
this revision should bo undertaken
now, whon all our industries are at
Hood tide, and when whatever Jin
equalities may exist in tho present
law tire not sulllclcntly acute to be a
matter of serious embarrassment in
any quarter. Whenever it becomes
apparent that tho general prosperity
of tho country may bo enhanced by
tariff revision, irather than checked
nnd possibly overturned, tho tariff
will be rovlsed; but it will be revised,
If tho Republican party Is In power,
along protection lines, and not in the
ditcction of free trade.
Altogether the wittiest and most en
tortalnlng speech jet made In this
session of Congress was tho philippic
delivered on last Friday by Represen
tative Cushman of Washington,
against the rules of tho House. Mr.
Cushman has araro'giftof sarcasm and
ridicule nnd quaint humor, and ho
used It, most effectively on this oc
casion. Evonthosowho wero Impaled
on the shafts of his wit could not holp
admiring his skill, innd at tho close
of his speech ho received such an ova
tion as Is rarely wltnessedon tho floor
of the House.
And on tho surface of things with
out looking to tho foundations upon
which they rest, ho mado a good case.
It would seem off hand to go without
saying thatevory representative ought
to stand on an exact equality with
every other representative, and that
tho House Itself ought to detcimine
in every instanco the legislation It
will consider. It would seem to admit
of no argument that tho power to de
feat any measure should not bo vost
cd absolutely In tho Speaker or In the
llvomcn who niako up tho committee
on rules.
And yet It Is not likely tfiat these
rules will ever be materially changed.
It Is certainly truo that when tho
Democratlclparty was last In power, It
mado no effort to change them. It did
not ovon attempt to alter tho rule
which authorizes tho Speaker to count
a quorum, although when that rule
was adopted, under the leadership of
Thomas R. Reed, the whole Demo
cratic paity declared that It was revo
lutionary and subversive, not of the
constitution only, but of the inherent
rights of man. The reason the Demo
cratic party made no change in this or
other any Important rule was because
It knew from experience that that these
rules were essential to tho transaction
of tho public busiuoss. it must bo
romemberod that the rules by which
the House of Reprosontatlvos Is now
govorned are tho result of moro than
a hundred years of legislative experi
ence. Starting out in tho first Con
gress wltn only tho general rulos of
parliamentary practice, tho Houso of
Representatives has gradually evolved
tho codo under which It now operates.
This codo is simply an illustration of
tho survival of tho fittest. Through
fifty-seven congresses tho very ablest,
as well as tho most patriotic men this
country has ovor produced, havo
given their best thought to dovlsing a
system of parliamentary proceduro
which should bo best Utted to insure
wiso and conservative legislation. It
needs only a day of attendance upon
tho Houso of Representatives to un
derstand how utterly Impossible it
would be to transact any business if
ovory member of the House woio at
liberty to call up at any tlmo any
measure that he saw lit. It is doubt
less a great aggravation to tho indi
vidual member that ho may not do
this; but It Is u great boon to tho
country. C. F. S.
Washincton, April 28. At the close
of tho legislative day on last Thurs
day, it becamo ovident that no Impor
tant vote would bo taken in tho Houso
of Roprosentatlvos during tho remain
der of tho week, and so Mr and Mrs.
Long, and Mrs. Seott and tho wrltor
took advautago of the opportunity to
pay a visit to tho Charleston Exposi
tion. Not that wo oxpected to be Inter
ested in tho exposition itself and in
this expectation, as will appear later,
we Aero not disappointed bjitbecause
wo havo long wanted Jo visit tho Old
South, and seo at close range tho
social nnd Industrial conditions that
oxlst thoro.
Tho Southern railroad, which is to
all this country south of tho Potomac
and east of the Blue Rldgo what tho
Santa Fo is to tho Missouri Valloy,
takes its passengers through a vory
protty country, lamong tho hlllsijof
Virginia and North Carolina, and
through tho plnoy woods of Eastern
and Northern South Carolina. A
pretty country to lool: at, as I have
already said in these letters particu
larly pretty uow that tho warm touch
of Isprlngtime has brought out tho had arrived,
vivid gteens of tho btoad leafed trees played, and
to contrast In striking fashion with then played
tho dark irreen of tho pine needles. A tho President
prett.v countrj ,but a poor country as
I havo also said already, containing
but a sparso population and yielding
even to these few apparently a most
grudglnr support.
Ono would think that In this South
ern latitude tho spring work wuld bo
all dono, and tho crops showing welt
above tho ground, but this Is by no
means the case. All through North
Carolina, and uutll tho truck patchos
near Charleston wero reached In
South Carolina, there wero whole
fields that had not been touched by
tho plow, tu other Holds tho plow
men wero at work negroes without
excontlon, plowing with ono mulfland
a single shovel plow. In not a single
instance did wo seo a man working
with two horses or two mules and a
good modern man-size plow. But tho
man nnd tho mulo weie not alone.
Tho wife and tho children were In the
Held also, the smaller children drop
ping tho cotton or corn as the tho case
happened to bo, and tho mothor and
tho largor children following after to
cover the seed with a hoo. In one or
two cases a tlat rock hitched to a mule
was substituted for thewoman" with
tho hoe: reminding mo t my own boy
hood, when I covered many rows of
seed corn in tho same primitive fash
ion. Farming down South Is cer
tainly a sociable, if not a profitable,
About a hundred mllos North of
Charleston, tho hill country ends, and
we come Into a section as level as Cen
tral Kansas, but resembling it in no
other way; differing from it particu
larly in the utter lack of grass. Even
in tho places where tho forest has been
cut down, and the ground put to no
other use, tho grass doos not grow. I
presume tho soil Is so looso and sandy
that tho roots cannot got bold, or that
they are parched and killed by
tho long, hot summer day. As a re
sult of this lack of grass "Tho Beef
Steer and his Sister" are strangers to
South Carolina. In all the journey I
think we saw not moro than two or
three skinny and discouraged looking
cmws, tied to troos browsing tho under
growth; and lit tho best restaurant in
Charleston condensed milk was offered
as tho best available substitute for
f"ara, Think of having to put con
dinid milk-in j our coffee In a city of
00,001) people'
On this trio, as on my llttlo journov
a fen week- 140 Into Virginia, 1 was
surprised to ind so llttlo of the coun
try cloared. Tho big timber has all
been cut out long ago, but tho ground
has been allowed to grow up with a
now forost instead of being used, for
farm purposes. It is certainly a fair
estimate to say that of tho country in
sight of the railroad betweon Wash
ington and Charleston, a distance o
nearly 800 miles, not to exceed twonty
live per cent, is under tho plow. Of
courso this is duo to the simple fact
that threefourths of tho country Is
valueless for farm purposes.
and the band had
played again, and
some moro, and
of tho , Exposition
presented Mr. Tongue, tho latter ad
vanced courageously to tho front of
tho platform In tho great 'auditorium,
and found himself frontingl an audi
ence-of sovonty-five people! It was
Of course tho reason Is not, far to
seek for the light attendance which
has mado tho Charleston Exposition
a llnancial failure In the first place,
and chiefly, the people of tho United
States aro tired of expositions. And
In the second place, Charleston Is not
a good location for such an enter
prise. The city itself contains but
(10,000 people, of whom 40.000 Jare ne
groes. The local support of I the ex
position, therefore, has been insignifi
cant. Outside of Charleston there aro
no nearby centers of population. Tho
city is off the roaln'traveled roads and
ou tho very edgo of tho continent. To
reach It from tho "more populous por
tions of tho country requires a long,
tedious and expensive journey. And
so through all tho wlntor tho averago
attendance has been so light the otll
ce'rs are ashamed to lot the true lig
uros bo known, and an Inquiry us to
how many people havo boon there Is
answered ovaslvely, but with a sor
rowful acknowledgment that the num
ber has been far less than was expect
ed. It Is not denied that tho enterprise
has been a most costly failure to tho
public spirited citizens who have
shouldered tho burden of it. Tho
President, Mr Waggouor, has ex
pended over $200,000 out of his own
purse to complete tho fair and keep it
iiolng. It is really too bad that so
much energy and enterprise should
havo brought so poor a reward.
But if tho exposition Is disappoint
ing, tho city of Charleston is not, and
in another letter I shall try to sketch
some of tho features in it and about it
which to my way of thinking make It
ono of the most interesting and in
some ways the most attractive cities
on tho continent. C. F. S.
Kansas Clips and Comments
Eight boys from tho Hutchinson
Reform school aro serving tholr
country In tho Philippines.
Tho pension building at Washington
Is a lvirgo barn-liko structure and it is
now called tho Eugeno F. Warehouse.
A Sylvan Grove woman boat her
husband for a place on tho council.
There's nothing like keeping an olllco
In tho family.
Abllono Rollector: To tho weather
man: Sample of rain recoivou lURt
night was satisfactory. Send full
shipment at onco
Lawrence World: They make tho
most of water In Wichita. A woman
drowned hersolf thero in six inches of
water tho other day.
Abllono Is so thoroughly convinced
that thero is oil or gas underneath tho
town that sho is going to sink another
well before sho glvos up.
Victor Murdock says that General
Funston will now proceed to give an
imitation of a grave yard of a deaf
and dumb asylum at midnight.
Minneapolis Messenger: Tho most
remarkable Incident In Eugeno Waro's
appointment as Pension Commissioner
is tho fact that tho Atchison Globe Is
Out at Hutchinson J. B. Bushnoll
sued L. J. White for $217.00 and the
jury gavo White a verdict for 53 cents
and made Bushuell pay tho costs of
the suit.
It has been a long tlmo since I havo
witnessed so melancholy a scene of
merry making as that which a visit to
tho Charleston Exposition revealed.
Tho buildings aro thero graceful and
woll arranged, and of really striking
architectural beauty and thero aro a
good may exhibits, although most of
of them are of a puroly commercial
character. "Tho Midway is thero with
its Esquiinax village, and its Streets
of Cairo, and its Maglo Maze, and Its
Trained Horse, ami its barkors, and
all the other "attractions" which
havobeonso familiar sinco tho bad
fashion was sot by Chicago In 18011.
But tho peoplo for whoso entertain
ment all those giorios were assembled,
and whoso good dollars wero counted
16 pay tho cost tho pooplo uro not
hero. It was a beautiful afternoon
when wo wero thero, tho band was out,
and tho races wore in full force and
effect and I am suro that at no tlmo
during tho aftornoon or ovoning wero
moro than 200 persons on tho ground.
Lonesome! Why tho very barkors in
tho Midway ceased talking when n
stray group of strangers came by, In
ordor that they might for a floating
moment hear tho sound of somo
human voice bosido their own. On
tho olllcial program it was Alaska
Day, and it was ceitainly chilly and
solitary enough to justify tho namo,
aatumay was uregon uay, ana pre
parations had been mado for a musi
cal and oratorical program. Ropro
fcuntatlvo Tongue oamo all tho way
from Washington with a carefully
prepared 'and most excollent speech to
sound tho giorios of his state. The
day was perfect, and tho dally papers
gavo first pago advertisement to the
groat attractions ar tho exposition.
And when all tho special excursions
Now York Sun.
It seems rather harsh, but when you
como right down to tho exact proprie
ties in tho case, tho only thing you
can do with hor is to take hor gently
away somewhere and thero quietly kill
her. She should be buried whero she
fulls. Tho ground should be stamped
down and sodded to an oven surface.
Thero -mould not be a trace left to
indicate where Maotosts. We want to
obliterate Mao. Wo want to extriml
unto Mao and then go on as hopefullj
as wo can, trying to forget that wo
ovor had a Mao
Why wo ever had a Maoiany how is
a question some might ask. Probably
it would bo going against providence
to ask it. It's our cross, most likely.
Tho only thing to do Is to wear tho
cross as long as you can and then kill
Damn Mao, as tho Rev. Dr. Bains
ford would say. That, Is, he didn't
mention Mao, but ho said something
was damned rot, and If Mao Isn't that
kind of rot, why, then, what Is? And
thero you aro, with clerical authority
back of you for saying out loud all
tho things you havo thought every time
you saw Mae's namo in print.
And who is Mao anyway? Sho isn't
English; slie isn't Dutch, Spanish or
Eyctallan. And by tho Lord Harry,
sho isn't American. Can anjbody
conceive of nn American Mae? If any
body can, hunt him out and lynch
him. It's tho most appropriate at
tention you can pay him, and then to
society his taking off will bo a boon
a swoct boon. No, wo have no Ameri
can Macs. That Is, It Is to bo wished
that wo have as few as posslblo. No
body would llko tho idea of taking a
nice Ameiicanlglrl out somewhere and
then killing hor. And jot It would
havo to be dono If sho had tho Mao
habit hoplcssly fixed on her. It's a
mussy kind of a job, but thu "Maes"
havo got to,be done for In somo way.
Murder seems tho only way out,
And there is "Mayme" and "Joan;"
what aro you going to do with them?
Well, of course, In those casos, that's
a death with painful accessories.
"Maymo" naturally loads to mayhem,
and suggests Its own remedy of break
ing on tho wheel. And as to "Jean,"
which is tho boglnnlng of a decent
French name, who, thoro was Joanne
d'Arc, who was burned allvo for not
doing half so bad.
But this ago is beyond all that.
What wo want to do is tojglvo "Mae"
and "Mayme" and "Jean" deoont
deaths, and, abovo all, Initials that
aro out of sight. Wo need tho room
that they take for our own gentle
Mays and our own modest Marys and
our own slncoro Junos.
"Mae," "Mayme," "Jean" faugh!
Damn 'oral as the Rev. Dr. Balns
ford would say.
Tho Wichita Eaglo thinks that by
tho time the beef trust is investigated
the prlco will havo fallen and tho
people won't care whethor it is investi
gated or not
At a dance in Leavenworth somo
body loft tho collar door open and
one of tho young ladles danced into
tho opening and both limbs were
brokcu by tho fall
Consul Bigham who was appointed
consul to South Africa not long ugo
from Kansas will resign and return
home. He says lie cannot live on tho
salary of $3,000 a year.
The Ottawa Herald has believed all
tho tlmo that tho Kansas City post
olllco light was a serious thing but it
knows it now sinco tho Leavenworth
Times called it an "embroglio."
Senator Burton was the chief speak
er at a dinner given by the Union
League club and tho Grant post In
Brooklyn Saturday night, tho oc
casion being Grant's birthday.
On Tuosday old residents of Wich
ita dropped a tear of sorrow. It wus
the thirteenth aunhoisary of the open
ing of the Strip, on which date Wich
ita figured she lust 5,000 population.
Another of those doliclously sensi
tive consciences has been discovered
at Kmporia. An Englishman who loft
tho county in 1875 owing thirteen
cents in taxes ha just paid tho count .
M.irion Record: The Twentieth
Kansas bojs wero Invincible on the
Held of battle, but they surrender
right along at homo. Evory few days
wo hca; of ono of them getting married.
Tho Topeka Capital thinks that tho
Kansas delegates to the bi-ennial club
meeting at Los Angeles will land on
that third wife of Brigham Roberts
good and plenty when sho presents
her credentials.
At Hutchinson a colt was born in a
Cony show; at Ft. Scott a pup was
orn In a dog show; at Wellington a
jobu was born to a menngerlo; and
at Chanuto it is oxpected the circus
elephant will have twins.
ARussslan nihilist who was sent to
Siberia and escaped is located at
Newton whero ho is doctoring
eyes. Any man who could seo a way
to escape from Siboria allvo must be
an authority on good eyesight.
Lawronco Journal: Tho twenty-first
birthday of prohibition will be cele
brated in Kansas this wecic, but so
far no stops have been taken to got up
much of a meeting or make a great
demonstration ovcrtho day in Leavenworth
Tho papers report that all tbo el
ephants in a circus now traveling
through tho State took sick and
nearly died from drinking water at
Hutchinson Hus anyono Inquired
whether tho elephants got nour that
AblllenA spring?
The only tiling that saved Junction
City from being wiped off tho map
Sunday was the fact that Undo Sam
hus libit: auiiy post closo b. A
Junction City doctor shipped a small
noxpatlent to Auiieno ami that town
found it out Suuday.
At Galena a deserted wife has ap
plied to tho authorities for aid. Sho
Is 10 years old and has two children,
having wedded when sho was 1.1 yoars
of age. Her husband loft hor fifty
cents whon ho moved on. Ho ought to
bo tried for child desertion on three
The Arkansas City streot commis
sioner is out with a stutcmont saying
that all persons owing poll tax will
confer a favor on him If thoy will call
and pay it without further notice It's
certainly his first torm. Printer's ink
will work wonders but It won't collect
poll tax.
Tho prohibition troubles abound
down on tho lowor Mississippi. Ou
tho river aro dry countios but bouts
ply tho river equipped with bars and
thoy pick up tho thirsty along tho
banks. Aftor a long wait tho author
ities havo seized the last of these
"blind pigs"
Thero Is a man up in Emporia so
ornory that It is said tho meanest
thing he evor did was to go back to
live with his wlfo from whom ho had
been separated.
Miss Essie Foo, formerly of Fort
Scott, now tho wife of a French count
and a celebrated violinist, gavo a con
cert in Fort Scott lately and with tho
proceeds paid S150 she borrowed there
to pursuo hor musical studies yoars
The Holton Record thinks that tho
Impression that has got abroad that
no Kansas jury will convict a pretty
woman for murdor,rpay bo the moans
of getting women ifno trojJwo becaus6
some vory homely wotnor think thoy
aro pretty.
Tho Lawronco Journal excuses tho
State University's recent defeat in de
bate at tho hands of Nebraska by say
ing that the Nebraska boys are from
Lincoln where thoy aro constantly
undor tho Influence of Bryan's spell
binding, The Shawneo Democrats havo en
dorsed J B Billard for Stato Treas
urer and the Hiawatha Democrat
rises to ask who Billard is. Is fatno
so fleeting? Billard Is tho man who
kicked up a row at Topeka becauso
tho teachers wanted to road a chaptor
from tho Biblo in tho city schools.
Frank .Tarroll in Ills political dic
tionary Is giving out somo useful in
formation. For Instanco: County Con
vention A mitchlnoto tostthostrongth
of Bailey andTroutman. Slato A list
of candidates fixed up by men who nro
not dolegatos to tho convention which
the men who nro dolegatos are expected
to voto for
Prof. Bashford, tho scientist who
Bays there is no gold in tho Kansns
shale, docs contend however, that
It contains valuable properties nnd
that from It may bo mado cement,
paint, grease, shoe blacking, artificial
sugar, fuel, etc, having 100 articles in
his list. So wo shall not really miss
tho gold, after all.
A Sumner county lawyer has re
ceived the full confession of a roan
who killed a servant girl by striking
her ovor tho head with a broom stick,
and the tender hearted lawyer bints
that tho murderer Is another Jean
Vanjean and would bo Invited to stop
freo from prison If tho public know
what ho knew.
Leavenworth Times: A Barbor
county man lias tho nerve to say that
Kansas will havo a bumper wheat
ciop in spile of fate It is this glow
ing brand of hope which percolates
through ttio heart of ever1, .Taj hawker
which makes it possible for bun to
look adversity in tho cjo without
11 tiemor and sa "It might havo
been worse," or "It will never happen
Tho Abilene Chroniclo says that tho
war betweon tho Santa Fo and Union
Pacific for tho women's club business
to tho Pacific coast lias reached that
acute stage whero the Union Pacific Is
giving a copy of Ella Wheolor Wil
cox's poems and tho Santa Fo a shirt
waist and a subscription to tho
Ladies' Homo Journal with ovory
ticket sold.
Tho trouble between tho students
and faculty at Bakor University has
reached that stage where tho students
feel that the interests of humanity and
civilization demand that tholr side bo
placed before tho public and thoy are
out in communications to tho Dallios. g
win me tyrannical nnu despotic iac- 14
nlr.lns in thnsn United RriLtns novnr fjtl
i & 1 .!- .- .1 t I
ceusu to iruiiquu uu tun uun given
rights and ptlvilcges of tho students?
Usually when a man rldos in a
bourse ho is traveling towards the
grave but down near Pittsburg the
other day a hearso carried a man
from tho edgo of tho grave back to
life. Somo men wore engaged in a
free for all fight and two of them
opened flro on another. A henrso
camo by returning from a funeral and
thclmau thoy woio firing on jumped on
and was carried to safety.
Tho Wllbur-Klrwln opera company
pleased some of tho habitues of tho
tbo baldhoaded row at Wichita so
woll that thoy gavo tho girls a dinner
aftor an entertainment, and two of
them loaned tholr ftrvorltcs diamond
rings. Tho girls forpot to give them
back and tho policemen wore sont to
recover tho property. Tho girls
claimed tho rings wore clvon them
and rather than stand tbo notoriety
uiu muu ruiusuu tu iu'uiucuiu.
Sinco bis appointment as pension
commissioner somo oitho old soldiers
havo gotten up tho following parody
on his poem "Aro you thero Aa-
A10 vou there Kukpiic Ware,
I f you are will you ln f ti,
All we ask In our pr.vyur
Is for you to bo square
Let tho oaKlo MpieczerN rw ear,
Let them rae und tear their hair
Olvo us wh.it the lawn declare
Ik our Just and propor share
That Is all wo jfclt of Ware,
Cihiknic W'AItK
The Arkausas City Travoler tells
ono of a pair of llttlo boys, who weie
their mothor's especial prido. Sho
boasted that thoy never had associated
with boys who used bad languago und
thoy always said tholr prayers vol
untarily. Ono night she tucked them
In bed and sat down noar tho bed
waiting for them to go to sloop, Ono
of tho darlings began poking tho other
in tho ribs who aftor lying still for a
moment turned savagoly and said
"Go- to tho Dovll, can't you. I nin
savinermy prayers." The monW?S'
a sadder but wiser woman.
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