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THE CALUMET MEWS '
SATURDAY, MARCH 2. 1011
Tlir vfnluinrt Mruis
Fuhllhed bV the
MINING CA7TTE COMPANY.
1AILY KXtTIT SFNDAY.
W. M. LYON.
I nteud at the Post trh at Calumet.
M I' Jiifuii, as S-c.nd Class
P.C-..I : t.thce
I clit 1 1 "I Rooin.i
Tt'HMS or Sl'IS RIF'TlON':
. Mill Carrier.
' l . i Jl', in ul v .tllfe .
I'rr w.ir in.t in udtame)
u.(d.lnts of irregularity in ii)iv-
Wi I !...- l loHiJ t and thorough
SATURDAY, MARCH 1913.
THAT SPECIAL PRIMARY.
i.l ie ei...l ..r th- f .nolle of
i;.-.l v i- I.. . a-t their ballot.-:" in
r'.. V Mf-ul primarv f..r II.
. ij : 1 1 : n ..!' . .m.hdatef. f..r the office
ti i.i . 1 1 .... ii r-i nr.- j' (.iisii,- f..r
Ij i that n.,thr the J'r'-'r-.'-M -s
iii. Kits il..- re.j.ured J'.I-
fi: i-r -iii t.i f-t in.- ruriit-s .f tl.e.r
u,.li.:.il. .; ..ii II.. I.j.;. I :.t !!. Arnl
. in, n I i.. H-uuMi. ai. i.v- :ll-i..l-
-.( M. ..f !;.:- duties in. -r a-'?i.'i-
I... I.-!-. :ir.'t a Rej.i.n!i.-an an.iidule was
..mIi i...inii...I-!. Tl.ai iti.- Kepnbli
c;ir, '' .t!.i..n in.jiiu am4 still able
t. -:t . ;u..i t.wo- n..i.ritt.mtrit ei
..i,1 t.v - t-i .': j- r-.-uJ. All i.f .
i j.i:j'. ..ii tl.e '.f -i.l.. an li' K.-t
mud. runs, and An.ir- Uram ..f
Hand k w.t4 t I irn.-d tl.- winner. Mr.
P. ram iiti.!..ii.t-.liv will r---i- the
i.jiit. il i-.-rr ..f th.- defeated ; .i r
;.!' ).. ...-- tl..v ar.- g.....l Kepubli
...s ai.i ,i i-: kt,..wn thai I'itti.
tl..- IY..1 ( -!'. at.didal-. who failed
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I.i' t II,.-
i' I'l .i.f'. r that th- I'roirres-
ii i I" .'fio.-r.tts ha only thern
.- -.. e :, (.'.iii. p.r th ir fjiiaie i
1. off .: -il. '' a- . r hi;i -a ndidateK.
M. .1 .-. f l!-.r .l-llfie;-' I ill t.,lirui-
1 .'. i. ',: I ri 1 u t Mfi.j Iiff.en ..-r
t 1 i.-.a s i' ih" prjrnarv el- tion
... 1 1 : - i' 'it ion ot a hla rik-t
1, :.::..( ..r 1 v I. all. .is ut priruary
t.' j ti. rr w.:;, 1; ..i'-s.d, I ririkr ahout .1
n,..f ii.-i.i' ' r ' ' .ndition of af;airs
,f.as.!,.,. . a- 1' wo.iid ass ure ail par
; 1.-- .11 Hi.- I. allot an.) re
. 1 .s .- ..f the I .allot at. pri
i , . 1 . . 1 ion.. Tn..s hill iindouhtedly
wi, I..- in. . .1 of all the e!'" tiori r'
foiin in. a if-.-s iri th- P-isJature it is
I't'ir-i-.i .'.i'l. ih- most lavor.
A NIGGARDLY POLICY.
'.'.'in:.' !. president's : cult ie in
j-eit.rm tin- men he wants Tor atnhas-;-jilui
-1 i r.- not all the re.sult of pov
riv. tint.. ,s .-fiouk;h f..!lui- for lh.
f.-aoii to jusiilv t'oimress in a ihane
i.f .1 1 1 if ! toward ainiiasMidori. Th.-ro
1. a, hi he .ither a k fi n.us raise in
'h-ir : alai i.-s. r els.; amhas.sadors
.l.iuld h- r.-liee.J of some of thj fcf-
). (,. a if. .i-fit to their station.
Tl,..- 'outitiy ouxht to hutld emhas
f ii " ;n th'- h ading Kuroj.ean and
So i'h Amri an caj.Ital. It ought to
liirmsh tin rn, .mil In addition stand th
Xpe!-e of certain domestic . er ( c.
It should place its ambassadors on a
. '.rnil.tr foot in if wih tlie president. If
his .1 house lighted. h-atcd und fur
fii'hed, rent free. lie has also HiilliH
nrvants whose vatf'J are paid by th"
i o ernmerit. K.vcn at thix the noclal
iiernar. ls of his position make severe
inroads on his salary. The umba "sa
ilor if the frilled States abroad Is
under flrnil-ir exp'-nse He Khould
h" relii ved of most of them. Repub
lican simplicity Isf one thinif. NIk-
ar.'liriess Which kcefis Well frpjlpfiefl
i:en out i.f ti" foreign Service becaus
tln-y ire too pool is ..nit another. Such
: policy Is hcric.iib the dignity of tin
lnited States; ami rontrastM harKhly
cub th" expenditure lor nmbas.-adors
I y other nations.
Th. p hh of life h drnwnlnf will
ronsiltuie ut a trnall part or tn death
toll of the fl.,ds. Think of the thou
Minds who will perish of diseases con
tracted by xpstur to th wet and
oM The full ext'-nt t tht contln
Ken mortality of the Krent flood never
will I known.
ANNEXING ISLE OF PINES,
A t'ampalpn of axltatlun. In in pro
Krfx.s in, vaiioun part f th t'nlt-J
Maii' to i-rfttia the a.Jmlnl"tru t i..n
at Way fit nic toil to rpmise th oaui
i-t tli Arnrl.'an r-Ul-nts and jniw
ly own-rM tit th Isle of FinM. hr
tiiHl avctiitance of Bovt-riKniy o-r ih
Island Is ur(f.l. Ti noii-rn ! -.'rvfs
t'ul.a. of -ours1, olainiM lh lslan.1 It
il..fH ittiiallv nothing, tiowt-vor. In
1 f r-ii't- i. It xfit to ooll- i tax-
to i- Mi-nt -ls. ht-r- AlMiitt ih only
I'liLli-1 linj.rov -niniM ih Island ha
mi wth iiose uiisiru' td l.y th
rniird Stales .luring Its military utvu.
.an. . .Ninety it -nt or its -il
art- Arrif-rl'-ans, wlu..s t-vry personal
aiid I.usIiih.ss tin Is with to I'nlte.l
Nut only .J..s fairness to the rsi-
ImiI .f tii- island dmand annxa
lion. I. ut ..s.sessiin of it would f a
Mr;t(i.- advantagr to ifn rniud
Tin; uL.an rjiilili.- ow-s the I'nited
States e,iMMi,oin on tirmint of th last
Krnnkan lrit-rv-ntloi. 4'ulia mlxht l" !
i'l:ii to surr-nlfr any int-r-ft he may
ajj-.ir to haf in th Isl of I'ints In
1 ci urn f-r a an -lation of that d lt.
Mi.- Slvia I'ankhurst 'ontimi-M to
r,ar. ..n l.f-r iris..n f-xiw-rinr- in the
..nli.lni l. li-t" that it exhll.it.s h-r as
a martr ami will h! th ciiiisc of
mil.taiit sufTra ,'! 1 -s. When Fh re
fused to t. sh- as. x vom-n t-n-nrfi
N.r 11 and thr-w h-r iiHn .1
I.e.). and then the .l.n tors am- in. pry
iro' ...-ii her mouth with an instru
ment of si and suhJ'tiriK her to
f. r "ihle fedinK. It all very harrow
:ni?: I.Ut there are those who will re.
meinher that Miss I'arikhurst was in
.rl n f c 1 hreakinK the laws and other
l-.-oile's windows, and tliat the prison
a ui h..riiies took vigorous measures
vith lor only hecanse they did not
v.riiit her to .lif on their hands. Sup
I" inf t!e inri'x ent victims of window
hrejikiriif arnl of incendiarism and of
in- r.en.hsh prati."e if destroyiim
mail matter in transit were to desi-riho
the wronvrs whli h they hav- suftre
at th" hands of Miss I'ankhurst anl
her tni.-nuided followers wouldn't thy
he ah!.- to niake out a nse of unwar-n.iit.-.i
sui-.i.-.-tin to persecution? a
. .i.t inj -h mor- deserving than hers
of ;h- sympathy of a refleotinx rmh-
Il t-kv .-"jch a dlJ-aster as has vis
it i Ohio arid Indiana to remind us
from pme 10 time that the bond of
human brotherhood s strong and that
the trait of sympathy is uriiversa.!,
remarks the Saginaw Courier-Hera Id.
Th- ordinary life is rnre or less mu
f s'rite. with ma.n uirayed aKainst
man. It brings out to u. considerable
ext.nt all the jecuiiaritieK of the hu
man race. Tf,e irood. the bad and the
indifferent lie en the surface a.nd wv
se.- sometimes one, sometimes the
.ther. T,rha.s at times, whn for
some red son or other the evil has been
most conspicuous, we- feel sorrowful
an npfirchenslv e( even bitter, but ut
the t.rst news of a forest lire, a vol-
atiic er iptlon, an eiHliouake, u ship
wreck or a food those basi traits of
humanity whM. ar- amonjc the fine.;t
things we have are brought to the hur
lace. The petty ftrife of the day i.i
flur.g aside; the call of the suffering
falls upon ejjfer ears, and a state, a
nation or perhaps the whole civilized
world turns Its attention to alleviating
the suffering. Yes. at heart we are
Secretary fJarrison of the War Ie
partment declares emphatically for
den. Wood's plan for u. short term of
enlistment arid th building up of a
national reserve. II argues strongly
tor the plan. This plan of maintaining
a small arrny and using it as a whool
in which considerable bodies of citi
zens may be trained, ready to be called
upon if need arises, is th most effec
tive way of insuring the national de
fense. It is the system by which th
armies of th iialkan states were de
veloped to an efficiency which has
amazed I ho world.
There be thiee hundfd different wayi
Of aiiKuklng. but of weeping only one.
And that or, way tlm woild o'l
la known by all. though It la taught bj
No tnfi Ir mailer of this mclent lore
And no man pupil. Every simpleton
Can wi-p in well as every auge. The man
toea It no better truo the Infant can.
Tenia are the oldeat and the commonest
Of all things upon earth, and yet how
'1 he tale ea.h time told by tbein! How
Weie life's hard way without their heav
Joy brro-s them from Grief, Faith trem-
Rbe lh them, even Hope herself smiles
The rainbow they make round bar aa they
And rath. that cannot weep, aeta weep
Cleveland's anti-fly crusade, thin
year will be. conducted on an organ
ized basis and all school ohllddren
will be enlisted.
Sacrmnto nchool children hate
rnaild 10,001 poppy plants to 1V00
school children In eastern cities.
A Little Talk
Ity JOHN' T. KALIAN.
J You value thr9t by th.r
uttfwlnttt, but, intrintio
worth, itntimtntal worth, or
historic worth. You valuo
moil of tho things you buy
frt by thoir utility and sec
ond by thtir ploasing quali
tits. Soma things aro intended
for strvice, others simply to
look at and admire, while
many things have both a use
ful and ornamental value.
J Take two articles alike in
form but much different in
quality. One may be a real
bargain at a dollar while the
other would be dear at fifty
cents. The reason for this is
that the article of superior
Quality will give three or four
times the service, wear, sat
isfaction and usefulness. In
order to get the best value
that money can buy, one must
You need have little doubt,
however, of the values offered
by the merchants who adver
tise in THE NEWS. These
merchants are known by the
values they give. They know
that a reputation for honest
values is their most valuable
asset and strive to give their
customers the greatest values
obtainable. Read their adver
tisements in THE NEWS
closely and constantly every
day and then you will have
little need to worry about
Washington, March 2!. Th calling
of a caucus of th Progress vs of th
Hons for organisation nxt W'edhe
day comeH as a forcible reminder of
the fact that the Congress about to
assemble, will be composed of thre
distinct parties, fur th first tlm in
the. history of th nation. Th I'm
Kresslves ar expwted to nam Vic
tor Mnrdock of Kansas as their choice
for the sf.e8ker.shlp.' Th Kepubli-
cans of th House will caucus Satur
day and will name Representative
Mann of Illinois for speaker.
Municipal elections; involving Im
portant local issues will take pla.o
during th w-k in Chicago, St. Iouis
and several other larg cities, forty
itjes and towns of Wisconsin will
vote on th nntl-paloon o,nstion.
while th voters of Fargo, N. D., Ra-
cin-. Wis.. Durham. .V. C, and several
other places will ballot on a proposal
to ndipt th corn m 1st; ion dan of gov-
Mrs. Woodrow Wilson. Mis. Thorn-,
as R. Marshall. Mr?. Champ Clark and
th wives of th cabinet officers are
to be th guests of honor at a break
fast in the capital on Saturday. The
affair is to b non-partisan In char
acter arid is designed to give. Wash
ington official and unofficial olroleH an
opportunity to meet th wife of the
president, th vie prsidnt and oth
er women of th nw administration.
The wedding of Mis KthI Roose
velt, daughter of Clonc nnd Mrs.
Thodor Roosevelt, and Dr. Richard
Derby, of New York city, will take
place Friday morning In th Kplscopal
church pi Oyster Hay. The ceremony
will b followed by a reception nt th
Roosevelt residence on Sagmore Hill.
The sister ship of the Itnperatnr. the
largest in th world. Is to be launched
Thursday at Hamburg and will he
christened Furopa. Th Furopa will
ti tT,0 feet long and 1X feet beam.
I loth vessels are to he employed in th
transatlantic service of th Hamburg
The professional baseball season of
l'Jl'J will 'tie u.1-he red in Tuesday with
th first championship games of the
Pacific Coast league. Portland will
open at San Francisco, Vernon at l.os
Angeles and Oakland at Sacramento.
The seventeenth annual meeting of
Ih American Academy of Political
and Social Science will h held In
Philadelphia Friday and Saturday and
will h devoted princltu!ly to a discus
sion of "Th- Cost of Uvlng in the
United States." Other notabl gather
ings of th week will be th Fplscopal
Church congress at Charleston, S. C,
and th Mississippi Valley Suffrage
conference at St. !iuls.
John O. Potts, of Denver, has re
ceived a patent for a contrivance con
sisting of a baloon and several thous
and feet of wire to produce rain from
th clouds at any given point at any
time, or nt such timen aa th mois
ture Is needed for crops.
Kaly Urownell, th only woman
veteran of the civil war. has for the
last 17 years been a caretaker of the.
Jumel mansion 1ft New York. Kh Is
the only woman member of th Grand
'Army of the Republic. , , ..
NEWS FORECAST OF
THE COMING WEEK
"1 can't understaLd way you trnug
vn to that old chair, Vrleg Morse!" ex
dalaied Mrs. Weed pt-ttUlil.tr. "An J
one would tbibk it was sOie I.ewU
Quiucj folderol like what Judge Fol
som sets such store by."
"I like that there chair fir the same
reason thut iou want It. Maria." re
turned PelK with irritating tlownes of
speech. "Geiieiul I'lithuuj sat iu that
"That fact-if it should le true, aud
I dou't believe Futiuiu was ever In
these purts don't make the chair auv
more desirable," argued Maria. "I
vvMDt that chair bevtiuse it's n real
Windsor and exactly matches my oth
er one. You dou't need It. Teles More.
1 should think you'd be iad to let me
".My tMer Sarah thinks it ought to
go direct to her." bald Peleg with
heavy Quality. "I'll thauk you for &u
otLer bis. tut. Maria."
Ouce u ii.oiith 1'eleg More cuuieaud
bad supper with tie Widow Weed.
Aud aa the two a&t there on either
fiida of the daintily laid round table
this ixiutter of the ancient Windsor j
chair owued by Pelej; Morse invarlu- J
Lly (.utne up for argument. I
Maria Weed had a mania for colle't- j
lug old furniture. She bought aud
aold and traded Lack and forth until j
the Lud become it threw d bargainer.
She always gained something by every ;
transaction, and In thut manner the j
method of livelihood solved Itself
through Maria's fud.
"1 shall never be happy till 1 get it.
Peieg," l-egun Maria once more as she
Ioured out another cup of tea from
the biltanniu teaot.
"Get what. Maria V" atkd Pelejf ab
sently. He was watching Maria's
fresh, comely face and thinking how
perfectly the little woman filled that
dace at the head of the table.
"The chair. Pelej. of course."
"Bother the old chair.'" grunted Pv
leg. aroused to anger at last. "Maria
Weed, you've nagged me about that
chair for the last five years."
"What if I have?' retorted Maria
good naturedly. "I want It."
'I'd like to have that Lrltannla tea
pot of your grandmother's." said Pe
leg, witu a happy inspiration, " but 1
wouldn't think of asking ion to part
"So you like Ibis teapot," mused Ma
ria, looking It over and carefully
weighing Its attractions against the
Windsor chair of Peleg. "I recollect
now that you always did admire It
tome. Want to trade?" she ended
, "Trade what':"
"Your chair for my teapot."
"You wouldn't do It. Mario? That
teapot belonged to your mother and
jour fcracdmoiher before her."
"I want the chair, Peleg."
Peleg threw up despairing hands.
"Very well. Maria Weed. You may
hate the chair, and you can keep the
teapot too. 1 don't wuril it. I'll send
the chair over Iii the iuoi ning, and now,
although 1 ttlu't Usui. lly the unsociable
kind that eats and runs away, 1 guess
I'll have to go along. 1 Just recollect
some Important business matters that
I've got to attend to tonight. I thank
you for a very fine supper, Maria and
And all iu one breath, as It were, Pe
leg Morse, usually slow and difficult
of speech, uttered these remarks to his
astonished hostess, pushed back from
the table, took his hat and overcoat
from the ball rack and creaked out of
the side door and down the path, while
Maria stared, aghast at the suddenness
of his going. - 1
Maria knitted alone by the fire when
the dishes were done that night. The
checkerboard remained undisturbed on
its shelf iu the walnut bookcase. The
pitcher of sweet cider that was to ac
company crisp doughnnts later on
would not be needed.
" Fiddlesticks!" cried Maria irritably
and knitted faster than ever. "I'm
willing to par the man for the chnlr or
trade it out. I might nx well hate it as
for the dust to accumulate ou it In
his garret. An for Sarah Penny want
ing It, everybody knows she never set
any store by old fashioned things, and
if I wait till PelciJ Morse dies and Sa
rah inherits it, .why, might have to
wait years!" y '
The next morning a small toy trun
dled a large wbeelburrow unsteadily
into Maria's yard, aud from it he un
loaded the Windsor chair thut tradi
tion said had otice been sat upon by
tieneral Putnam of Revolutionary
Maria was out on the porch lntaut
ly, eager aitd excited. "So Mr. Mone
seat It over, did he?" she needlessly
"Yes'm." said th? boy ns he pocketed
the nickel she gave him.
"What did Mr. Morn say when he
sent it?" pursued Maria curiously.
The boy looked embarrassed "I don't
know Just what he suld. Miss Weed,
only It was swearing of some kind."
"8wearlng? Why, Leander Piatt,
ain't you ashamed to say such n thing
about Peleg Morse? Hint u deacon io
the church too. I don't believe U!"
"It's so." Insisted Leander, growing
tery red in the face. "I beard bis.
with my ears."
"By Jove, Dobbera!" said Chump
lelgb. "You don't mean to tell me that
a nice girl like that, the only daughter
of a charmlnu; widow worth $7,000,000.
doesn't Interest you?"
"Not la the least," said Dobbert
"I'm Interesting myself Id her mother."
Tra?eler Will there be time to get a
drink, guard? Guard Yen. sir; plenty
o' time, air. Traveler .What guaran
tee Lave I that the train won't go
without me? Guard (geuerously) Well.
) air, in go an' hate one with you.
1 Sydney Bulletin. . ,'.
She Had Her Way
J CLARISSA M AC KIF.
"They must be had ean to hear
thins like that. Leander! I'll see your
ma aud tell her what stories you uiak
up." scolded Maria. "IVIeg Morse is a
"M.i lienr.l him too." said Leander
Humph!' sniffed Marlu incredu
lously. "She said she was scandalized," add
ed I.euiider us he ph kd up the han
dles of the wheelbarrow aud departed.
Maria pushed the chair through the
kitchen and dining room aud straight
to the place she had prepared for it op
posite her own Windsor cbalr.
Standing on either side of the wide
hearth, they looked very comfortable
and inviting, and. together with the
shining andirons on the hearth, the
tall clock In the corner and Maria's
mahogany sewing stund. they were in
harmony and satisfied Maria's soul.
loiter in the morning she spied Lean
der Piatt strolling past and called him
within. Into his hands she gave the
brltannla teapot carefully wrapped in
"Tuke that to Mr. Peleg Morse," she
said, "aud then come back, and I will
pay you for the errand."
Leander hung back. "It ain't no use
for me to go down there," he protest
ed. "Mr. Morse, he went away this
"Went nway? Where did he go?"
"He went down to the city to visit
his sister. Mrs. Penny. 1 saw him get
on the Mage, and he told ma he was
"Well. I never!" declared Maria
breathlessly, and she bust lly bestowed
a doughnut on Leander and sent him
on his way.
"I'd like to know wh:tt he mentis by
that." pu?.zld Mnrl.t its she carefully
eet the teapot away in the parlor cup
hoard. "It's the first time he's been
away from bom In five years, and It's
iueer he never said a word to nie
about It last night. Maybe he'll semi
me a postal enrd."
But Peleg Morse did not send Maria
a picture postal nor any other message,
although she heard rather indirectly
from him through Leander Piatt, who
had charge of Peleg's flock of chickens
during the deacon's abseuce.
"I guess he's having a good time,"
sold Leander one day. "lie wrote ma i
he'd been to the moving picture show
fifteen times already."
"Good land!" i-ommeuted Maria un
easily. "That's kind of unbecoming in
"I'll bet It's fun." retorted Leander
So Maria had the Windsor chair, but
she was deprived of Peleg Morse's
company on those festal evenings, for
he remained In the city all wiuter.
MurJa bud plenty of time in which to
reflect upon her selfishness in depriv
ing Peleg of the ancient chair which
was the pride of his scanty collection,
for his sister Sarah hud had her choice
of furniture when she married and the
elderly bachelor had to be content with
what was left and what he could buy.
"I don't know," reflected Maria one
spring ufteruoou, "but somehow it
seems as if I'd rather see Peleg Morse
kitting here in the old willow rocker
than to see that empty Windsor hair
over there!" And that was n strange
declaration for Maria Weed to make.
Cut she was subdued in many ways,
aud oue of the ways was that she rath
er lost her greediness for old furniture,
and another was that she learned that
human companionship was more to her
than empty rsilisbed wood, and that
the society of Peleg Morse was most
desirable of all.
"What a ninny I wits!" snavd Ma
ria at her reflexion in the mirror that
A half hour later u knock came upon
the side door, and when Maria threw it
open who should enter but Peleg
Morse himself, looking very fresh und
rather dandified as to clothes, for he
wore a uew gray suit with a pink in
his lapel, and In his hand he carried n
gray felt hat.
"Well. Maria, lt seems good to get
back again." he said after they had
exchanged a few commonplaces con
cerniog his return.
"Indeed?" asked Maria tartly. "I en
joyed those postal cards you sent. Pe
leg!" Teleg blushed uucomfortably. "You
know 1 didn't send any, Maria Weed."
"Why didn't you?"
"Oh 1 guess I was some put out
about that chair," hesitated Peleg, ey
ing the Windsor chair unfavorably.
"Well, you cud take it home I'm
tired und sick of the thing I hate it!"
quavered Maria, dabbing her knitting
work into her eyes.
"So, no!" breathed Peleg, astonished.
"I thought you wanted the chair, Ma
ria?" "I did but I thought maybe you'd
come und nit in it sometimes." retorted
Maria, knlttlug furiously.
"Hum!" For u few seconds the room
was very still. Then somehow Peleg
Morse found courage to tiptoe over to
Maria and place a timid band under
her round thin. "See here. Maria," bs
said awkwardly; "1 been staying away
on purpose. I was mud about thut
chair. I knew you wanted it, and 1
had it stowed away became I wanted
to give it to you for a wedding present
provided you'd marry me. But. concern
it all, 1 couldn't get my dander up to
ask you to have me. and 1 declare if
you didu't nag it out of me before I
could propose to you. Honest, that's
the truth! Now, what would you have
said if I bad asked you to marry me?"
"I might have suld yes." said Maria
happily, "only you went off and left roe
and didn't say a word."
"Well, I guess I must bave gone to
pick out a good place to spend a honey
moon," explained Peleg glibly, "and
I've got It. too. Maria! We'll go to
New York and go to the moving picture
show every night in the week. What
"Yet.- aeld Maria.
Interested In current events?
rbe News. .
He Pinned a Dead
Fly to a Cork.
NK evening daddy uotlced that Jatk was unusually thoughtful and
spoke very little. "What are you thinking about, sju'r" uskeil dudd.v.
"I'm Just wondering, daddy." unswcied Jack, "ir unimaU thin!.
just as we do."
"Whew," said daddy, "that's a big question for su h n small boy! KeaiU
I do not think that question can be nusweied. .lack. Some wbo men helitt
animals think, others deny it. But even If uulmals do not think It serins to he
pretty certain thut, some insects do. There's the ant. for uu exutnple. It otti-u
acts us though it could think.
"Some years ago there was a wise man who believed ant were able to
think, lie wanted to prove it. so one cold day wheu almost all of his anti
were in their nests and one was out hunting about six feet from home he took
dead fJy. pinned it on to a cork and placed It Just In front of the uut. 'i d
aut at once tried to carry off the fly and was surprised to find that It could nut
I moved. The oor insect tugged and tugged, first one way and then another,
for about twenty minutes and then left the rly and returned straight to the
"While it was trying to move the fly not a single ant had come out of ine
nest. But the hunter ant went straight in and iu a few seconds cume out unii
no less than twelve friends. It was an Interesting sight to watch them ucir. n
straight to the body of the fly. work away at it until they got It loose mid then
carry it off.
"Now. the first aut Pok nothing home with It. so It must have made its
friends understand in some way that there was food outside aud that help wus
needed to bring it iu. if the ant did not think this out. how could it hat
brought help so quickly? .
"Another time this wise man tells about an ant wns hurt and lay help
leesly ou Ler side outside of her nest. Several other nuts passed her without
taking any notice, but soon on cume up. examiued her carefully and carried
her off carefully to the nest. Of "ourse the second ant must have had some
thing like what we call n kind heart and must have been able to think that
the first nnt needed help. Perhaps the ants have among themselves some
thing like our Golden Rule.
"Ouce there was a poor ant which hurt itself so badly that it lay on its
back und wus quitfc helpless. Th wise man says that the ants which be
Jonged to the same nest were unable to move the injured nnt. so for three
mouths, until it wo well, they brought focd to it ami tended it carefully. Th
wise man suys he is quite sure that ants can think and have sotu way of talk
ing to oue another, although, of course, thev cannot talk as folks do."
- Queries and Replies -
May 31. Isvj.
What ia nepotism?
Patronuge bestowed In consideration
of relationship aud not of merit.
In what states are marriage licenses
in all states and territories except
Alaska, New Mexico und South Caro
lina. Do any states prohibit the marriage
of whites with Indiana?
Yes. Such marriages are void iu Ari
zona, North Carolina, Oregon and South
Is it considered unlucky to be Jern
Some people possess thut supersti
tion, but Presidents Wusuiujjtou, Madi
son, Monii c. Fierce und Ilujt were
boru on Frld.iy.
What are the dimensions of the
Roosevelt dam and where is it located?
Two hundred and eighty-three feet
eight inches high. 1US feet ut the base
and 'JO feet ut the crest, which exteuds
l.OSO feet, it is situated iu Arizona
iu one of the desert, regions of the
world. The water which It Impounds
reclaims .0.000 acres of land.
Hat an Indian ever been president?
William Henry Harrison was eighth
and Benjamin Harrison the tenth in
descent from Pocuhoutas and John
Who is the youngest justice of the
United States supreme court?
Charles Evans Hughes.
Was the Great Eastern the first boat
used in laying a cable across the Atlan
No. The Niagara and Susquehanna
(American) and the Leopard and Aga
memnon (British) succeeded iu com
pleting a cable from Valentia, Ireland,
to Newfoundland on Aug. 5, lSf8.
Messages were exchanged between the
president and the queen. The Insula
tion became defective, however, and
that cable was abandoned.
How many presidents have been born
In New York state?
Three Van Buren at Kinderhook,
Fillmore at Sumtnerhill aud Boose
velt in New York city.
What year did Woodrow Wilton be
come a member of the faculty ol
In 1X4)0. He succeeded the late Pro
fessor Alexander Johnson In the chair
of Jurisprudence and olltlcs.
What president served the shortest
William Henry Harrison. He died
one month after his Inauguration In
It it true that no New Yorker has
ever served as president pro tempore
of the senate?
Jobn Lawrence, ITWiirO, Is the only
New Yorker who ever served iu that
It Sheboygan in Wiscentin or Michi
gan? Both slate have cities of that name.
Who was secretary of the navy dur
ing Roosevelt's term at president?
There were six -Jobn I. Ixug, Wil
liam H. Moody, Paul Morton. Charles
J. Bonaparte, Victor IL Metcalf and
Who was the first chief Justice ef the
United Statea supreme court?
la Admiral Dewey named among An
drew Carnegie'a twenty-one great men?
Stories of the
Wae John Wilkts Booth triad for the
assassinatico ct prtiidant Line. In?
j He was shot tuehe das utter the
! assassination by Sergeant lio.-tuu Cur
j Lett at Fredericksburg. Va.
- What are the three climate zones?
Tropical, temperate aud frigid.
Who was the man who bet he wn'd
not have his hair cut until a Democrat
waj inaugurated president, and whtn
did he make the bet?
K. F. Boxwell of HoUington, Kan.
is the individual. He made the bet iu
What state pays to its governor the
RECORD OF EFFICIENCY.
Dr. W. H. Sawyer Deserves R fl. -tion
as U. of M. Regent.
Dr. a:tc Holme f.awvi-r, of Mil!
dale, Mich.. i:i ier.Iijg icileiliou on
the liepuLlit an ticket for regent of
the Fimcri.lty of .MichUan. is re
sponding to tf.e Insistent wishes of
every friend of Michigan's Limnus
and foremost educational institution,
and the demands from Kopublkans In
every part of the state.
Dr. Sawyer wus horn in Huron
county. Ohio. August loth. lil. Ho
came io .Michigan at the age of
and received his education iu the pub
lic schools and the hili school of
Grass Lake. He is a graduate of Die
homeopathic department of the I'nl
tersity of Michigan In 11. and en
tered upon ue practice of medicine
as house surgeon of the Hiuneoputh!:
DR. WALTER HULME SAWYER.
Hospital In Ann Arbor.
In hU chosen profession . he has
been singularly successful, and now
enjoys a state-wide reputation, lie
was u member of the state board of
registration In medicine from If 00 to
ljm6. , ' '. '- .'
The doctor has alwuy'g taken an
actle Interest In politics and been
prominently Identified with the Ke
nubllcau party in Michigan.' ' He i
president of the Michigan State Medi
taf Society, trustee of the Hillsdale
College and member of the school
White and Black Lias.
"What." queried the yoniix man. "U
the difference between white lies and
"White lies." answered the home
grown philosopher, "are the. kind we
tell. Black lies are the kind we hear."
Indeed He Hat. .
"Ft is rude for a man to fall asleep
while his wife Is talking." '
"But. good heavens, a man hus t
aleep some timer Mlnulnfham Age
Herald. 4 '
The more vloleut the atom the toon
er It Is over. Seuwa.
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