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States riame Chief 3Viley Wim
puss. He was born, tradition
says, in 1781, and has been hold
ing down a steady job as head
firemaker for the Blackfoot tribes
and chieftain of one tribe for the
last century, which is some Job
holding record even for an Indian.
Chief Wiley .Wimpuss, besides
being the oldest redman, and
older than any white, brown or
black man in the world '(that's
what Wiley claims) has the honor
of being the first redskin from be
yond the Mississippi to pay a visit
to the "little white father
Washington." '" '
Thomas Jefferson was filling
the white house shoes when
Wiley called for a pipeful of the
best Virginia mixture. Wiley
hoofed it to the national capital
and back, and was two years do
ing the jaunt.
Wiley never saw an airship;
nor a skyscraper, and never used
any wrinkle eradicators, but the
latest dispatch from him says the
doctors set his broken bone all
right and thought he would pull
through, because he had youth
in' and hope on his side.
APPETITE FOR TROUBLES
A missionary was urging i lazy heathen to arouse and do.
"Why trouble myself?" asked the heathen.
"If -voir work you am make money." f VA
"What for?" - - vr
. "With money you -can buy property, enlarge tyourlife and tie
come a great man."
"Why why, then -you will be happy," ,
., "But I'm happy now," returned' the hea'then. 4
The tropics are full of optimism of "this sor4That's why
there's nothing doing there. -There is too much comfort and sun
shine. It takes fog and rain and snow to make men hustle.
It is a mistake to suppose we ought always- to be happy and
free from trouble. We need to be miserable sometimes. Happiness
is the reaction, pleasant but temporary.
The human heart has strange appetites. It must have its sor
rows, its tragedies and-tears and bitter herbs.
" Like the old woman who "loves our murders" in the news
papers, we want blood in our novels, andwe pay $4- for a seat in the
theater when there is" to be tragedy and 25 cents to see a comedy.
And we want the preacher to giye us fire and brimstone occasion
ally. Wei all want pleasure. But there is another want fully as im
perative. ,We want trouble. We may think we don't, but we do.
"Women, wear everything I then they'll kick, if husbands are
iighter" is fashion's ditcum. And J tighter