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" THK HERALD IN SAN FRANCISCO AND OAKLAND Los Angeles and BoiMn em Cnllfornla visitors to Ban Francisco and Oakland will find The Herald on sniff at the news stands In th« San Francisco rtrry building and on the streets in Oak land by Whpatley and by Amos News Co. Population of Los Angeles. 251,463 These are the days when you know it by Up label. Trouble has begun again; congress has resumed its sessions. Is your health any better since you know what you're eating? It's a wise label, these days, that knows its own can's contents. Isn't there danger that Mayor Harper will banquet himself to death? No dnmage to the ci "S fruits, so the frost didn't amount to much. Congress being now in session ngaln. government by presidential message is in order once more. It looks as if Mayor McAleer could not carry out his share of the saloon grab ordinances after all. And it is also pertinent to inquire: Is your new leaf still turned over, or has it flopped back again? And still tho pure food law doesn't seem to have affected the supply or quality of boarding house hash. The coldest day this winter was warmer than the coldest day last win ter. But we had plenty of gas then. Another man who shot his wife obligingly killed himself. That's the proper way— lJ one must shoot his wife. As the senate has assembled again the Reed Sinoot ghost will continue to walk before the country as of yore. Well, when you shiver, remember that it is 30 below in Montana and the Dakotas, and be glad that you are here. More showers may follow this chilly snap. Well, anything to break the mo notony; and we still can stand more rain. Pittsbuiß: was warmer than Los An geles yesterday. Rut Pltsburg has a great reputation for being a "hot" town lately. Finding a job for City Attorney Mathews ns attorney of the great aque duct proposition should be easy for the city council. The reason for this cold snap Is ex plained. It was to counteract the warmth engendered by the Nethersole "Carmen" kiss. Wouldn't it be funny if the courts compelled Mayor McAleer to go out of office In good standing with the tem perance people? With the continuance of the near side car stoppage rule the anti-swear ing resolutions seem to have lapsed into innocuous desuetude. If you really want to know how short the gas supply is go out and look at the skeleton of that huge receiver, which towers aloft, all empty. Seattle's chief of police wants a whipping post. Won't a few of the slipperß that the parsons uot for Christmas do as well, and be less ex pensive to acquire? The senate will not consent to the house's rase of salaries of the cabinet officers and the. vice president, so those dignitaries will have to worry along Oil messenger boy pay, after all, That pile of junk that encumbers bo many back yards is not the result of house, cleaning; it ie merely the rem nants Of Johnnies ami M.im ii's toys. from the annual after Christmas sinashup. Mayor McAleer should signalize tho ■ lose of in!- administration by promptly signing the subway wdlnarioi . The people are satisfied, the Harrlman In terests iu-i' \\ Illlng, and no v iiparont nason exists v. \\y then should further hesitation, it is gii c fully reported In I ba's cold snap has bei n Ak Ouba's cold snap was a - real \ev orU nii.i. r tijOSC 1 ' •■ illianl;. himl Rhorl sighted Individuals who kvent i" Hi 'or mild climate ari they dldn'i coma bere, as usual. The admit - lon by the teas company Is that Los Angeles has grown faster than the gnu works, although frequent addi tions have been made to the plant, In thin respect the gus company has plenty of sympathising friends. Every. thing else iii Los Angeles Is In the same fix. it's pretty tough on the consum er, of miuih", but he is also glad of the wonderful growth of the city. PRO CUBA JINGOISM This ominous statement comes from Washington: "There is undoubtedly a growing feeling In congress that there must either be complete annexation or I permanent protectorate over Cuba, end thnt the military forces now there will never bo withdrawn." For many mouths there has been ft gradual shaping inward the proposition thus outlined. An annexation element both in Cuba and In the United States hn« been working, evidently In concert, to pave the way for Cuba's absorption by the great republic. That aim appar ently underlie*, a grout deal of the rev olutionary agitation that has recently disturbed Cuba, In considering tho question of nnnex atlon from the American standpoint the first thing to be considered is the wish of the Cuban people. Forcible seizure of Cuba will not be countenanced by Hi> \ ii, ;,„ people. Such nn net would be a flagrant violation or tha pledges Riven by our govern men! »<> the world prior tO the war with Spain nnd officially repented In the compai I which made the Cuban republic- pos sible. Tf iSt Interests In tho I'nited Statoj and the aspirations of unsuccessful Cv« ban politicians evidently are nt the bot tom of the present scheming for nnnex- Btlon, It is well known that the Amer ican trusts nre nll-ponorful In the bus iness affairs of Cuba, and It Is obvious thai trust interests would be enhanced j enormously by American absorption ' of the Infant republic. Leading Republican politicians who arc known to have Intimate relations with the trusts have for months been fostering the scheme of Cuban annexa tion. Senator Bevsridge, a type of that class, said in a recent speech: "I be lieve it i« certain thai the American flag will float once more In Cuba; It may be this year or next year, or next century, but in the end American ad ministration of Cuban afTnirs Is as cer tain ns any of those great movements of the past, like our expansion toward the Pacific, were certain before they were accomplished." It is quite probable thnt Cuba ulti mately will become a part of the United States, but not until It knocks at the door for admission, as Texas did in 1845. The people of Cuba seem to be strongly averse to annexation at the present time. They are quarreling among themselves over political affairs, but they are unwilling to give up the cher ished Idea of an independent republic. American speculators and disgruntled Cuban politicians seem to be almost alone in the agitation for annexation. Uncle Sam has been wrestling with the Philippine hornets' next more than eight years, and experience therewith does not make the chance to tackle an other similar task quite as alluring as the jingoes would have the people be lieve. CRISIS AT SAN PEDRO The election In San Pedro next Mon day, on a proposition to adopt a free holders charter for that city, is nat urally attracting- attention In Los An geles, where the movement Is regarded as important In its bearing upon the future of the port. Citizens of San Pedro should think twice and think deeply before decid ing to adopt such a charter. It may not be to the interest of San Pedro to sever all its relations with neigh boring towns and cities and set itself up as a city needing no help or friend ships. Of course, it is not the business of Los Angeles to interfere in the local elections of the coast cities. Their business Is their own, and they must decide it for themselves, In absolute freedom. But Los Angeles may prop erly offer some advice, especially where the Interests involved may be reciprocal. The question of a merger between San Pedro and Los Angeles has been and la being seriously considered and discussed by the best citizens of both municipalities. it is an important question— one which should have time and careful judgment. A large ele ment In both cities favor annexation, and if more opportunity be given there ls likelihood that a majority In Ban Pedro, as i.i Los Angeles, will Bee the wisdom of such a combination, The adoption of a freeholders' charter by Ban Pedro at this time would tend to J shut off debate and Interfere with a proper or considerate determination of ' the Issues, Viewed from the standpoint of the 1., si Interests of both ii t i . s. Th Hei - •ilii urges upon the people of Ban Pedro that thi y do a lot of thinking before they vote next Monday. CAH FAMINE KFiMEDIES The report made by Franklin K. Lane, the California member of the in tei'Btati commerce commission, with to the cause anil cure Of railway ■ ar famines, is decidedly hopeful, not wlihstundl: the fact thai a posltivt cure U pi in a gui stiMii to be developed. Mi, [,;nn timis thai miisi of the pres ent fuinlne In caused by » 1 1 • ■ mperabund i western transportation and Ol ii y system for the return mi borrowed cars, I n the case of North Dakota, ■- hi re the pi uple suffei lauk ol foul, this was particularly true, and it v. i - nol 1 1 ac i hat the mill oada Imd co-operated with the coal trust to i ■ ol fuel. Many remedies are suggested, for the car famine habit. Among them is the method known us "reciprocal car de murrage." That in to say, that when a railway company nukes demand of un other railway company for lbs return of cars the company of which the •;■■ niand 1h made niusi pay to the Orel company .1 certain sum per day for each day at I. 'lure to deliver the cars bo demanded, This would undoubtedly work •• remedy — provided the demur rage is of sufficient amount to make it a losk for tho borrowing company to keep the borrowed cars. l.ane ,i\.rs, this alone ■ i i \e, i oin> tin- i raosporlatlon LOS ANOELE3 HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING. JANUARY 4, 1907. difficulties, because It i* presuming that the companies will be properly active ln securing the return of borrowed cars at famine times— a presumption which would be doing violence to the known history of railroad operation In thlt country. There must be some law pro viding punishment of offending com panies. and It ought to Include the In demnifying of shippers v tin lose by rea son of the scarcity or absence of enrs. My some such method as this the trouble may be obviated, or at least re duced. It is evident, therefore, that the Interstate commerce commission will need further legislation by con gress before it ran fully cop« with the troubles of the western shippers. BADLY DfiPLETKD PARTY Tho pituntton in which the Republican party of this flute MM left as fl ic.-eilt or tho lnst election recalls a response attributed to (ten. Taylor when be WM congratulated on his splendid victor) at the battle of Huenn Yisia "Hut I wouldn't want v duplicate of that \ic tor\." Another such Victory as the Reptlbll* cans won in California last Nm emlicr, a* shown by the resultant shrlukiiKe In future convention representation, would spell defeat. in the state convention at Santa Crus hist year there were KM delegates, one foi svery M 0 votes cast at the last pre« ceding Btate election, in tha next Re* publican state convention, with repr-- Bantaftlon on the same basis, there will be only i:iN votes. The loss In the Iff publican vote of the Btate last ysar, ns compared with the vote in lUO4, was in proportion as 203 Is to 13s. In certain counties the effect Of this change is peculiarly Interesting, Sao Francisco, for instance, will lose Iti grip on the next Republican state con* ventlon as a consequence of its rela tively Bmall allotment of delegates. The number will be less than one-third the contingent of that city at the late Santa Cruz convention. It will be only :c, as against 159. This shrinkage is extra ordinary, of course resulting largely from the effects of the calamity in San Francisco. The Immense shrinkage of the Repub lican plurality In Los Angeles county at the last election is shown In the fact that the party had 129 delegates from this county at Santa Cms, but In the nuxt state convention it will have only- Si. The loss of Republican plurality in the county, therefore, was In proportion as 129 is to 81. And this in the Republican "banner county" of California. In all the counties of Southern Cali fornia there was a large percentage of loss in the Republican plurality, whioh will cause corresponding decrease in representation at the next state con vention. Los Angeles, however, barring San Francisco because of anomalous con ditions, seems entitled to distinction as the Democratic "banner county," hav ing cut the widest swath through the Republican plurality of 1904. HOW TO AVOID EXPOSURE Enrico Caruso is not at the end of his troubles. His foes now are look ing up his family history. Alexander Bonci, the rival tenor in New York grand opera, is just at the beginning of his troubles. It is alleged that he de serted his wife and children to elope with a young girl. The private life of neither of these gentlemen would be of the slightest in terest to any of us were it not for one thing. They art- in the public eye. Hence it is important that If there is anything unsavory in their careers we should learn It. It is the fa.t, in other words, that Enrico Caruso is leading tenor for Mr. Conried, and the fact, that Alexander Bond Is leading tenor for Mr. Hamrnerstein, that renders their life secrets valuable to the expos ing agencies. The exposing agencies are looking only for scandals about those who have sinned against the community while possessing talent or genius In some particular line. The victims nc ■ d nol necessarily have ilutelike voices. Not at all. They may manage railroads, they may pack pork, they may pipe oil they may be elected to high office, they may excel at the bar, in the pulpit. If they are really successful In any field of endeavor, ii Is rather resented by the exposing agencies If they have no per sonal vices or weaknesses, or scandals or skeletons in their families that would he good for a quarter page to a full page ••layout" of pictures. Of course there i.s a way of escaping all this. The exposers are not to bla for it. This must be clear to the Intelligent observer. The people who are to blame are the people who are cursed with talents or who have been successful to such a degree ai to have ittracted public notice. Manifestly, then, the tiiim,' to do In order to avoid i xposure is to scrupulously uvoli above the c ommonplace, it- is safer to have a crickedr icked rather than a fluteltke voice, to fail rather thnn to be successful, to be so notoriously mediocre In every respeel as t<> be ut terly unworthy of the slightest atten tion Crom those who are in the exposure business— Chicago inter i »cean WHERE ORATORY SURVIVES "Inaplratlon is a lost art In the court room," sa.\s Justice Brewer of the United States supreme court, In an ar ticle In the Atlantic Monthly. "For ensic oratory," remarks this eminent Jurist. "has piisHfii nway. No lunger does the crowd gather in the country court house to listen to and be moved by the wit, pathos and eloquence of the advocate as for hours or days he ad dresses the jury. The court room may bc filled, but It la largely with the übi- q uitous reporters, mail) of whom arc jib destitute of tears as Sahara of water and as callous to emotions as the mum mied sleepers at Kgypt. No longer Is it true that weeping men and women with handkerchiefs to their eyes are moved with the eloquence of counsel." We fear that Justice Brewer's ac quaintance with "country court houses" Is not ho intimate as It miuht bc; as is used to be, perhaps, No elo quence in the "country court bouses!" No forensic firework* 1 No weeping men and women — none even visibly af faded." Wo bag to dissent from the judge's opinion, We can speak for Houth Carolina, at least, with certain ty. Come to the Palmetto mute, Mr. Justice, and attend court at any one of th« "country court houses. Qo even Into the halls that are presided over by our "trial justices." if. after ■ pending one hour In any one of these, you have not heard same as pure ai eloquence .is ever (lowed from the lips of learned and eloquent counsel, then we xhull land ready to admit your damning accusation that oratory la dead.— Columbia State. BEGINS CRUSADE AGAINST POST CARD NUISANCE Government Inspector* Will Now Proceed to Discover and Arrcat All Per. sons Guilty of Forwarding the Annoying Nuisances From the Chicago Chronicle. lf your enemies select the post card method of Informing you that your form isn't perfect, that yon can't cook, that the *tork Is likely to stop at your home, or that you are the reincarna tion of the blue ribbon fireman of the world and the universe below, don't despair, but seek Col, James K. Stu nrt, postofflce Inspector. Col. Stuart has Inaugurated a now crusade, the strangest ever undertaken ln Chicago. It Is directed nt those hO would persecute their enemies by send ing them post cards that are sometimes suggestive, often vlclouo, and always offensive. He snys he will not discon tinue the crusade until the practice has been stopped and he exjects to collect many thousands of dollars In lines be sides sending many men nnd women to the federal penitentiary before that comes to pass. Scores of Chicago men and women are the victims of those possessed of a mania for Inflicting that modi' of tor ture. At some home* every mall brings a post card or two Intended to poison the mind of husband against wife and or wife ngnlnst husband. The joking period has long been passed In many homes and stores of prominent citizens have called upon the Inspector to do his best In running to earth those who send the cards. "it's n fright," the Inspector said the other day. -'Homes arc upon the verge of being broken up because of the \i clous practice. When one or two cards are sent all is well, i>ut when ever) mail brings a card suggesting the sam> thlng men nnd Women are made miser able, it i. one of the most cruel forms Of torture of modern titren and in more venomous than the old practice of writ ing utters bearing Hctttlous signature, Here, for instance." The Inspector took a card from his desk. He was careful to conceal the address. The post card bor • the pic ture of a woman scantily clad. She was st. Hiding upon the hank of B 1 stream and it seemed she had beep. playing In the sand. At her feet iv i lined ii man. He was smiliiiK and the Woman was laughing. At the top of the card were the word: "The Man I Left Behind in Michigan." "Catch the point?" the Inspector queried. "She hail hern ill Michigan." "Right you are. The woman toj whom this was directed is a married woman. She spent several weeks In Michigan at one of the resorts. A woman addressed the enrd, for tho writing is In a feminine hand. What do you suppose the husband thought when he saw that card?" "Did he see it?" "Sure he saw it. The woman wasn't content with sending one card; she was not certain the husband would see it. So she sent one of the cards every day for a month. If the husband had been a jealous man there would have been trouble. There's no evidence she left any man behind when she left Michigan." • • • The inspector's hand again sought the drawer of his desk. "And here's another. This was di rected to a man and it certainly didn't cause him any great joy." It certainly could not. There was the picture 1 of a mule upon the card. The ears were long and the mouth of the \ east was spread wide as if he had Just rid himself of a long bray. "There's Nobody Just Like You," was the Inscription upon the card. "What do you suppose thnt man thought when he received that card?" "Don't know." "Well, you can imagine, can't you? The first thing that stared him in the face for thirty mornings was a copy of this post card. Torture? Well. I ! should say. That man told me he. had sworn more: since he received that pic ture than he ever did before in all his life. Do you blame him?" The inspector did not await an anY Bwer, but his hand Bought the drawer of his desk once more. There was a smile on his face as h- brought forth another picture. "Say, here's one that came near caus ing a tragedy." The picture was sufficient to draw a smile. A large woman was drawn and al her :-ide BtOOd a small man. She must have weighed more than 300 j pounds and the man couldn't have weighed more than 100. There was de termination imprinted upon every line I When Trouble Threatens HAD XIX Beggar— Mister, won't you usrtst in?? 1 don't know where my next meal Is coming from, Mr. Slowpay— Neither do I. The butch er and grocer In I.onelyvllle refused me any more credit this 1 morning. A T THE ART EXHIBITION. Mm. Coyne (before llfe-slied portrait of a girl) -I wUh 1 knew who imlniuJ this. Artist— 1 did It, madam. Mrs. Coyne— Ah! then, no doubt you tan tell me th* dressmaker who matin tbe girl's gown. of her fac«», while sorrow Wai depicted ln every feature of his. "Where do you suppose that came from?" "One of his friends?" "Never in th«» world. It Is suspected 11 1 girl hated the woman the liiiin was to marry. She was a large woman, but nothing like the picture. And he was a smnll mm, but not as minute as the picture portrays him. They were ej.gnged to be married when the enemy of the nlrl began sending the pictures to the man. For thirty days he awoke to find one of the cards at the break fast table. Hack out Well, not quite that bad. but he was beginning to be 11.l ll. .• there was a lot o, trouble ahead of him." ■■si m engaged are they?" "They arc, find likely to bo married. But It wet the most cruel torture that could have been Inflicted .upon that poor fellow. Thi' girl must have been ii 'corker,' to have squared all the trouble that post curd brought." "Looking for the person that sent the cards?" "Well, what that fellow will do to the person will lie sufficient. You know What the penalty Is?" "No." "You can't Hue a person more than 1 6000 and you can't send them to prison for more than (he years, but you can do both, which would give anybody ;i reasonable time to review the past." •,■•/■'■■-• The colonel ceased talking for a mo ment and BOUghl another post card. There > s anotntr trouble-brewer," he Bald, Thereupon be brought one of the most remarkable <>r the group to visw, I wai a simple picture, but one fraught with trouble, A man and a woman sat at the dining table. The room was beautifully furnished and the table ex quisitely appointed. The silver hnd the appearance of being solid and the giasp ware looked ac if it had been cut by hand. The thing that caught one's eye, however, was a lone ilish that stood In the center. It was tilled with beans and above the dish was this Inscription: "Daily meal — beans." "Wouldn't that make a woman fight ing mad?" "It certainly would." "W, 11. there's a woman on the south Ride that has been receiving one of tin ie post cards every duy for thirty days. She's known as an excellent cook, and some enemy has discovered this is her weak spot. Po what does this enemy do but remind her every day of the fact that she's starving her hus band, that she can't cook. Now, wouldn't that make a woman tight?" Apparently an answer wasn't ex pected, for the inspector was digging In his desk once more. "Now here's one that would drive a young woman mnd." It certainly would. It was the picture Of n young woman standing upon the beach. It was a figure that no young person would own even In the darkness of her own room. The figure was scantily clad, which gave tho artist all the more room for displaying lines that were angular and feet that were enor mous. "One of tho prettiest girls on the south side is the victim," the colon™! continued. "She likely knows her figure is nearly perfect and she has some spiteful friend who dotes upon causing her all the mental anguish she possibly can. And then the line over the pic ture.". This is what was written thereon: "A Remarkable Showing." "If the girl woke up some fine morn ing and discovered this thing in ihe j mail box she'd return to bed, have a good cry and forget about It." the col onel commented. "But to receive one ot these every morning, that is the limit. Don't you suppose those postal cards caused that young woman many hours of anguish?" The colonel again drew a post card from his drawer. "And here is one that came near driv ing a man crazy." There was the prlcture of the prize fireman. The horns and the cloven hoofs were there. "This went to a business man every morning for almost a month. The per son sending these didn't send them to the office. They went to the man's home, where his children and his wife would be sure to see them." Upon the cards were the words: RYAN WALKER TIIK WAY NOWADAYS. > Tlie Piift— Why did you Insist upon thn return of your letters when the en gagement was broken? The Novelist— l was afraid she might dramatize them. CALLED IT OFF. Tom— I don't believe my wife will iv« mcm me any Christmas preatut this year. Jack- Why not? Tom-She told me what ah* Intended to give me, mill I told her I simply voulan't afford it. "W«>'v(» h<»i«n lonklnff nil nrrmnd for yon." "Don't yon suppose thftt man's chil dren thought It strange guch cards should be sent to their father?" "Is there any provision In the^tatute covering th« offense?" . . "There II The law provided that where ft po«t«l card or a letter contains writing; likely to Injure the character of tho person to whom It Is addressed the writer can bo arrested and fined not more than $5000 or sent to prison for not more than five years, or both. It Is the most peculiar mode of torture ever lnvented. Were the blow directed nt the hushnnd the postcard Is always sont so it will fall Into (ho hands of the wife. When the wife Is the Victim the card ls no timed as to reach the home when the husband will bo there. Thn Inten tion Is obvious. A peculiar feature Is the fact thnt so ninny persons should have been made victims at the same time. One would suppose the same per son was sending all, but the handwrit ing is different In every case. " I have been having nil kinds of com plaints as a result of the sending of the cards. it Is probable the epidemic Is the outgrowth of the souvenir postcard craze. The valentine custom. No, I think not. The comic valentines are always Incased In envelopes and no one sees them stive the victim. Hut the postcards may bo read by nil whose hands (hey pass through. The govern ment siincit loucd the sending or vnlen tines because It was confined to one day ln the year and because It was an oil custom. But it win not sanction the sending of these postcards. Mnny of them are obscene and would be burred from the malls for thai reason. Others are merely Suggestive, while ninny could not possibly give offense unless their receipt became a dally occurrence." So grave Is the situation that Col, smut yesterday conferred with As sistant District Attorney Mnrsloii and Secured his Advice, Samples of the cards were forwarded to Washington and the inspector Is awaiting a reply, The postcard fever has struck Chi cago in earnest. I; bus been us Intense during the last throe or four months as the weather, and in every little nook or rook in the downtown district there Is a plan! for the manufacture of those Cards. Scores of shops where the post cards may be secured have pprutiK UP in the loop district and Visitors and citi zens seem to have gone "postcard mail. " According to tho officials of the post office, 280,000 of the cards pass through the office every week. This means the clerks handle 10,000 every twenty-four hours, or Ififi6 every hour, and twenty sevrn every minute of the day ntid night. Kvery time the second hand makes two and one-quarter revolutions someone In the city receives one of the postcards. Of course the fad hns resulted in many frenk cards. One of the moat peculiar was a card three feet long by two and onci-half wide. This went to a west side girl. THE PERIL OF PROSPERITY When a country like the United States takes In by Immigration 15,000, 100 adult workers (excluding children ami the aged) In four years, or about one-tenth as many as there were be fore in the country, and in that land there comes at the end of such a period a general advance In wages of 10 per cent, prosperity cannot much farther go. The high tide of universal, diffused and individual comfort, profit and prosperity never ran more high or blessed more people. The only class which has suffered are those salaried and on fixed Incomes, who are cramped by the increase In expenses. But even this prosperity, great as It Is. cannot last indefinitely. It will end. The pru dent man will not forgot this, be he manager, producer or wage-earner. This Is tho time not to spend, but to accumulate. The wage-earner, if he is wise, will hoard the advance he is receiving and make no change in his daily expenditure. The man once out of work and now at work, by saving will guard against that contingency re turning. The manager will begin pro viding a surplus, Increasing his current bnnk deposit and preparing to profit by tho inevitable day of cheaper prices. Some shrewd savings bank managers are beginning to increase their cash balance. More than one shop, mill and railroad mnnager Is holding up repairs and improvements and preparing for a sudden change. If it comes. Of this there is today ab solutely no sign. In the Iron and steel Industry and In most trades thero is visible a demand *>r a year to come. But, none the lefi, the peril of and temptation of pr<j(>perity is always a lack of preparation for the future. — Philadelphia Pres*. WOULDN'T TBI.Ii HEX AGMB. Prosecuting Attorney, (to wltneas) low old ar« you, madam? Female Prisoner— Call the trial off. Judge. I'll plead t ullty. l IN -niESB DATS. Th« Nurse I hop* you don't ' blaina mcm me for the baby's lllnem. The Pot-tor— l certainly do. You should know better than to leave It alone in the car* of it* mother (or even • iao went. PlUncs-and PicMps Aftermath Oh whore Is Johnnies rocking horse, Ho got on Christmas day? Out In the woodshed is a' pile Of kindling, hair and such; erstwhile, That he bestrode so gay, ' Oh, where' Is Nriiin'.i pretty doll That opened wlde\ls eyes? Up In the nttio Is a heap Of wax and sawdust — mighty cheap— That once did it comprise. Oh, whore are nil the drums and horns ThHt nindo tho dnv n hotl? A lot of crumple,! ti n : , T ,d pulnt Denote that now the toys, thoy nin't; The e|, |i, i ron cr} , ( but- well! Maybo the parson got so ninny slip. Pers ihrlatmas because parsons' ■ (|OM are alwayii si wicked. Hy i h . elr gifts ye " lmll know the men who got new ties on Christmas. .hT«oo e r - ell nt """tan* of chorus girls ltsI Its last legs* PUt mußlcttl comedy on ln 111 HIH I lC£fl t , A PlttsinirK paper refers to Railroad f * 11 ?" 1 . 1 " •""• ""mm,,,,. Can „ ,„. that H. 11. Ilarrlman . has swallowed Uncle Jim Hill and we not know it" Lula and Robert Are Going Some Miss |,uin Kunkhouser and Robert Ryan spent Saturday and Sunday with Miss Funkhouser's uncle, Samuel Wei lard. They also attended the singing at Christ Myers 1 home Saturday even- Edlnburg (Va.) Sentinel. AA A Modesto man has invented a pump to milk cows.' Most men are content to use the pump after milking. Speaking- even now of Christmas cheer, that Nevada woman who had triplets that day seemingly gave her husband three cheers. ' Palm- -Do you owe your success to your wife? Pepper— No, I owe my wife to my success. No matte.- how fast we go, posterity 1c always after us. lt'sI It's all right to talk about more bat tleships, but what wo want Is more freight cars. AA A N w York man has cut teeth at the ago of 68. What did he bite on? Poppy— does she always wear a veil? Magnolia— She hasn't the face to ko without one. The art of living consists In not be ing a dead one. Washington pulls off a dog fight right in the middle of the holidays. Must want to keep on tho map while congress is on vacation. That Nausea Explained Mrs. 1.,. C. Holland was in our midst one day last week.— New Bern (N. C.) Journal. lfI If La Follette and Jeff Davis keep on the Congressional Record will have to hire a sporting editor to report the mills. Anyhow, the days are longer If the pocket book Is shorter. The Pass That's Past Time was, nnd not so long; ago, I had a railroad pass, So when I wished. to tour th» land of course I went first class: * ! ' '. No fare I pnld, but porters bowed, con ductors wished me well, ■ • And If I wanted anything I scarcely had to tell. • ;.V: U-.v - ,>!>. ■ .'• But now: lt's drill, ye tarrier, drill! Congress has passed a bill; . No more free fare — They do not dare, . , And cannot if they will! lt's drill, ye tarrier, drill! Pay up, or walk ye will. No favors now— No more kowtow, Just drill, ye tarrier, drill! Come New Year's, and I sent 'em back ' my pasteboard for last year. Expecting then another one, with some word of good cheer, I got a little- note from 'em— a lemon handed me: "No passes go the coming term. The law won't let vs — see?" So now: lt's drill, Iye tarrier, etc. And so I'm with the common lot; my little ticket buy; ' ' No more I get profound salaams fro»" servants low and high; lt costs me every time I ride; I'm in class ordinaire; I buyViy little ticket and X pay uiy first class fare, For now: lt's drill, ye terrier, etc. . :. — H. C. A Rhyme for a Hungry Man I. O'er hill and dale, The goldertrod Ih flaming In The tinted sod. 1. O'er tawny fields Of ripened maxe There hangs a purple Veil uf huze. 11. The aDDlea on The orchard hill Are ready for The cider mill. IV. The T>lßß are grunting in the Bty; ltnaet pork and applea By und by. V. So there's your home, But whafu the fun To almply read And not got non«. —Kansas City T imps. I Bridge Distance . 1 iteuclt! any part of the state by I Long Distance Sunset Phone. I) A boon to the business man ' ' U who desires to save time. , I ('nil UP Contruct Dcpurtiucut, I H«<««» *i- NUN HUT T. AT. CU. 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