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i HIE BEK: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, FKBRUAKV 13. 1911. age : LL ' ' ' ' : ' - i I i M ! i I V ! V a r Dottie Dialogues BY WALTER A. SINCLAIR. "Will you com a ruy alias comic valen tine party?"-' asked liottle as the sleigh scraped over lotig stretch of cleared street. . . , ' . "Isn't thin a, llttre late to Invite me?" I deniurrert. "I wouldn't have any time to get a Cfimle makeup." "Oh, Juat come an you are and, you'll win prise," eh giggled. ' "If I Knew" what the ptise wail I might overlook your alighting remark," I re joined, crushlngly not only .because I waa grieved, but because the sleigh hit a snow bank, and uplifted the, aide on which I wws aeated. ', . ' . ,"In't ' this ' sleigh rather email ?" Bhe gasped, peering over the Xut Up robe. "I- got the smallest they had," I cackled. On wt)ultt scarcely expect It to be ao elose In .February," she admitted. "t suppose there Isn't room for even the groundhog's shadow In her," I confessed. The road smoothed down again and the load, was distributed. "Andthat horse did "you get the alowest one in the stable?" she inquired. ..Hid name la molasses." I admitted. "A sweet name. Is it not?" "I should think' you'd be afraid the sea son would change before he could feet back to the livery,", she xogitated. "How do you dare Sleigh?'':'. "Oh, get a good lawyer and pit ad Insan ity." I retorted," airily. "This horse acts like he was working for tit stable.'1 (ho commented. "iJo you: pay by the hour or the day?" ' "Ob, 1 get a flat rate said I lived In an apartment ' h,buse,'; I explained. "I don't suppose that he would break Into a mad run If a-clanging fire en Ins or hose ' W8gon"paiHcd.'8'iie speculated. "I think, not; but If a hay wagon" I Vei:n. .... "fr-'peaklris of "race horses." she Inter rupted, "what aort of - table decoration would you" Have at your farewell bachelor dinner?" ' "'. ' ' "Oh, fujneral decorations, I auppose," I snaoiwd batik. "No, I mean" decorations like Iord What'B-nis-N,anje had, 'a race track his own course oA the 'dinner table" "It wag a . oourse dinner, of course," 1 agreed. y- ' 'I waa wondering If your table decora tions would i be. your favorite tuidle-de- Inks course or maybe a marionette dressed an 'a 'hunter shooting clocks and watches, symbolizing your favorite sport killing time." "That, suggests great possibilities," I re marked. Jn golfer could have a course laid' out . on" the table, or a base bailer crrfild fc"ave A diamond, grandstand and bleachers, while for a foot pall hero about to be married a gridiron' would be appro- ..'iiMabgArits that Bitq Fiercely. ;yTrlUng i.or,'X,:4WrVtha terras, John Mulr thus pJeturriK .In the Atlantic Monthly, the meat -terrifying 'creature he ever en courrtrredT ' . "Mafctbdons and elephants used to II v here no great geological time ago, as shown by their "bones, often discovered by miners In washing-gold gravel. And bears of at least twd apecles are here now, besides the Call- ' fornla. Hon or panther', and wild cats, wolves foxes,' nakes, ' scorpions, wasps, tarantu- "v foxea,' snakes, ' si 'las; but one Is al regard a small' i f naster'.sxle'tenee almost tempted at times to savage black ant as the of thin vbsI mountain world. These' fearless', ' reatletis wandering imps, though only about a quarter of an btch long, are fonder of fighting and biting than any beast I know. They attack every living', around thhigs their homes, often without .cue so' far as I can see. Their bodleav.ar mostly Jaws, curved like iuV hooks, an to- get work for these weapons era wis to. bo their, chief aim and pleasure. . Two Fierce t age fright of the sort that afflicted 'W hit'' Cunliffe.. at one time a prominent singer in Knultwh music halls. It not avoid able. Fortunately, also, it Is not common. A't a place where he waa engaged In Bir mingham one of the attractions waa a lion how, eoroe of the beasts being really wild and yotamed. Nearly; the whole stage was taken, op , with the "netting '-the animal bow.. "Juat as I waa going pn." said Cunliffe. In telling the iocUl.-nt, "l heard a hurried rusb andLfopfused. shouting, and softie one (lammed an iron gate. I heard a voice )', 'Jut in 1 1 y 1 5 ; be .was nearly out.' My nusc was starting, so 1 had no time la Inquire. I went on the stage. , '"la a .momrnl I heard ominous growls and savage snarl mixed wlih much whip cracking and strenuous breathiug. I am , never fond of a wild animal show and 1 felt distinctly, nwvous that night. The cloth .bi hlnd me sagged and swayed and then, to.py Jorror, suddenly In the wind's I saw the huge hnad and front of a lion! ' ,1 ka ainglng a ei'i'tf called '1 Would,' whli:hhd avloUuf aharl veres. As I oang . them. ,ni'- lloo running cold. 1 watched the lion, ' it i sm mod slowly to advunce and Its. baneful, eyes glittered in a tiub horrible way, I uould rmt go off that tdu without passing It. so 1 prepared to' 'exit' with haste. . "Turning. I was dimtily horrified to see another, lion on the Other side! "1 a caught like mouse in a tiai. I tared not ge off the stage: I dared nl show my. dtwiomf Uttre to the audit rice. ' There waa only one thing for me to do V -'- i 1 1 t ' T- h ' ." WISE MAH V y . . 7 . !( spent $400 a year on be hats would you marry her?" No; I would owry her mil t-mf InTit" Me n" Valntine V "J o priate. for the ordinary common, person who chasea to work each day a street car running around the track' would be sug gestive, and for the commuter but then, a man doeRn't become a commuter until after he marries. Then bis life sentence la seldom commuted." . "Don't you suppose you can hurry this horse up?" she asked. ."I want to get home In time for my party Wednesday night. AVhat would you do If he ran down?" . ' r "Don't know. An automoblllst would get under the sleigh and hammer," I con ceded. "But, by the way, how about this having to make up s a valentine?" "Don't worry about petting a fancy get- up, because I've arranged for all," ; she explained. "It's very exclusive. Just twelve. I've got twelve large playing cards the kings, queens and Jacks and all you have to do is be the face of your card Just like those funny little card In a tintype gallery. You peak through the place where the faeels cut out and walk around, an animated playing ,card. Isn't that clever?" . ..'',. ., ,, ., "I'll go If I can be the King of Hearts," I parleyed. "Sorry, but thafa taken. ,Tou!re to be the Jack of Spades,"- aha. commanded. "The fellow who shovels the snow." ' "And what are you going, id be?", t de manded, aggrieved.- - "The Queen of Hearts, of course.- Don't you know that?" she countered. "Oh, of course." I grumbled. "But here! If there are to be only 'the 'twelve' court cards, kings, queens and Jacks, "why. that'll be .two fellows for every girl.".'. "Certainly," she sighed -. blissfully. "Won't It be Ideal?" (Copyright, 1911, by the N. 'Herald Ca.l "They work both day andnightand ex tend thelf highways over everything- but tend their highways and by wy over everyi thing but water and sky. '. From tliej fooU htlls to a mile above the. level of the eea nothing can stir without their, knowledge; and alarms are spread In incredibly short time, without howl or cry that we can hear. "I can't understand the . need of,-their ferocious courage; there seems to be no common sense ln.lt. Sometimes, no doubt, they fight In defense of their homes, but they flsht anywhere and always whenever they can find anything to bite. As soon as a vulnerable; spot is dlcovered on man or beast they stand on their heads and sink their Jaws, and though torn limb from limb they will yet hold on' and. die biting deeper. ' - . . - : "When I contemplate this fierce creature so widely distributed ' and strongly In trenched, I see that much remains to be done ere the world Is brought under the rule of universal peace and love." '. Lions at Bay J sing. So I sang in desperation, hoping that some one would come . and take those lions away. They told me afterwards that I sang ninety-eight verses! But I. think that was unkind. "I wondered how long It would take those two brutes to make up their minds to come Into the full glare of the foot lights, and I Just prepared to- leap Into the sialls. regardless of the consequences, when I heard the hoarse voice of one of the stage hands soy:-''Kre, Hill, these two chaps are too far forward. Give a 'and with them, will yer?" And coming up bt-tween the two Hons, they lifted them bodily. They were laplt-rmache!" r, Too Much Praise J The singer sang well and ttie applause was Insistent. Again he came forward, and thla time he sang even better than 'before. "It is always so," said one listener to his friend. "Applause stimulates us all. It's a pity that men ran t "be praised mora than they are when they do good work. We are too churlish about such things. We say tl St a man ought to do his duty anyway and not expect praise for it. when the fact is that if we pralsetl him occasion ally it would stimulate him, make him do more and better work."'. ' . "When I was a boy out In the woodshed sawhig . wood." said the other -man, "the old man ould come along and look at what I d sawed and say, '.Sammy, you're doing splendidly. . Keep it up, my boy.' "There was praise for you, but do you thing that stimulated me? -On the con trary. It made me want to smash the buck and bust the saw and break for the woods." "Oh, well, of course," said the praise advocate, "there pi ay be exceptions." rian r'rancisco Chronicle. 4 arrle4 lite O.vn fc'lj paper. A seat near the radiator was the only one vacant in the walling room ot 'the Union dcoot when an old man t-ajne In cariying several package! He laid all his. bundles Uslde the seat, then lie picked up one, a. long square package- and luofcad about In pel plexity. i "I don't dre get this near those steam pipes," he explained tu he uaber. "You see, its fly ir gnu the dlreclieas say to keep In a eout place. "I got It to take wtih me to Mexico. 1 wasn't sure, I could get any there an' . I wauled to be preparedr Mies bother me ana I like to ai nij share of them." Kansas Clu liar. rl JtCp , y Sjii show the mayor 9y f j Xk 1. . I I call Me a lO wfrt,3 isw ANIMATED PLATING CARDS. I f&. Vtf 'ftfJ?fJL. I eVi3 P -' ' '- TZZ. . ...TT l13 Sfcl-J " I 1 Ma-UW W'VMQ&IA w'-- .tin ii ja ".. n i T I i, uh v-""- m , - -'i wf u jsxszx yut.auKyiM vs . I II trir..i II I II t.... a r:t- 11 1 II m. - ttt: t i m.. n I - J hL - ) s ' ' - - ' Tnere Is a saying familiar to' most of us that "ths.busy people always reem to have the most time," and It Is to the busy ones that .peoplj; Visually look if they. neeCb,elp of any kind. ir .... No one turns With -a shadow .of real hope to '"trie "Idle" people,' for their congealed hrafns. .cannot supply enough occupation for ithemaelves, let alone helping ouhers. iris strange.' however,., to tftlnk .that .any two. Individuals, brought, up tin like envir onment, ' should develop oh mich different lines;' ttfe one perhaps idle, with only his or her own,, concerns to look after;, the other constantly 'busy, but wtth time to- spare where It always does the most good to others. ' It Is claimed, and perhaps Justly,, that the Idle or incompetent folks are the pessi mists, while tfie busy ones are the op timists of the world. ; ' 'The ground Is often taken that busy peo ple are happiest because tbey do not have time to atop and consider their trials in detail, measure" their misery; as It were. The Idle people are ao interested In their own troubles, comparing" them with those of neighbors, and friends, that they learn to love, the 'sorrows and. tatters of life, wastingNtaluable time- In aelf-plty. Idleness Is an unhealthy complaint, pro ducing Inactivity of mental and physical functions. ' The act of being busymeans health, removing all alugglah conditions. Henoe'to be busy intelligently is to.be healthy, happy and helpful, to gain domln- Ion over aelf and to enjoy the good things of life. While to -be Idle la to bury the "one talent" so that it be finally taken away and given to him who already haa enoughand to apare. ". l'oafereur of the Powers. Lady (to her cook a intended) "I have been . very : much annoyed by your young woman recently. She has been serving ua burnt meat." Intended "Yes. I have been annoyed by it too. Now shall I turn her off. or will you?" Fllegende Blaetter. 1 (fl rl .; J' if :AC : .MKA U ; . . ' -f .. L-J - .r i in i s ' n i Once every year, during the first fifteen days of the seventh Chinese month, the curious ceremony of Yu-Nan-Whel Is cele brated, being In faot the paying of homage to the land and riVa devils. Seven priests carry out yie. ceremony by offering tip various forma, of prayer, says the Wide World Wagaineand making an unearthly noise by bea'tirlg" goiigs. 1 Anyone wishing sewhls' respect to the devils .can do so' lyf flf 'payment of 605 cash about 22 cenis Jo ,eacji f, the priests, for which amount they will continue their performance for twelve hfiurs a truly mod est remuneration. t .. For air extra paymont' of ".000 cash a number of small red paper boats about six Inches long, ' with lights Inside, will be sent floating down the river with the cur rent. These lights are for the benefit of the aea devils in order that they may be able to see their way about on dark nights. "Having finished this performance the per son on whose behalf it has been carried out goes away bappy In the conviction that he will not lose any of his' family throughout the year, either by sickness or drowning, so that the whole, ceremony may be looked upon as an insurance policy. At this time of yeAr many thousands of the small lighted boats may be seen floating down the Yang-txe-klang. . w A Strange Situation. "Humor Is a funny thing," said Binks. "It ought to be," said the philosopher. "Oh, I den't mean that way." said Blnks. "I mean that It Is a strange thing. Now, I can't speak French, but I ran alwaya un derstand a French Joke; and I can speak English, but I'm blest If, I can see van English Joke." x - "Most people are," said the philosopher. "Are what?" said Blnks. , "Blest if they can see an English Joke," said the philosopher. "It la a sign of an unusually keen vision." t- Chicago Inter Ocean. How to Trevent Goods Becoming Shelf Worn Try advertising in The Bee. While dealing with the rat, we should not neglect the flea, his nimble assistant In spreading the plague. Nearly all cats and dogs are infested with fleas, and, besides suffering themselves, they will be very dangerous members of every, household while plague is In thla country. To banish fleas from cats and dogs, get some oil of pennyroyal, and rub a little of It Into the dog's and cat." a bah- once a. week, and they will be troubled no more. Or, what Is bet ter, make a decoction of pennyroyal, and dip the animals In it every eight days. If fleas are troublesome In beds, or on articels of clothing, they can be Immedi ately exterminated by sprinkling chamomile flowers; and when a single flea evades capture. It' can be removed by putting a small piece of new, unwashed flannel for a few minutes between the sheets. New flannel has powerful attractions for theae animals, and they won't Jump off when It Is removed. Philadelphia Inquirer. r Daily Health Hint "Whatever improves the health of the mind," according to Dr. O. fS. Marsden, "Improves the health of the body, The up lifting, inspiring,' cheerful and optlmlstlo thought is not only a great mental tonlo but a physical tonic also.". Milk. Falling; from Sky. A little Mexican boy who had never trav eled farther north than the Mexican border, was making his first visit In Kansas. lie stood at the window looking out upon a cold, cloudy day, when suddenly he ran into the next room shouting: "Come, auntie, and see the milk It's falling from the sky in little balls!" No Secret. "Mrs. Chucksley, Is your husband a mem ber of any seoret society?" "He thinks he Is but he talks In his sleep." Chicago Tribune. The Dee's Junior fHjliis is file Da We Celebrate WEDNESDAY, February 15, 1911. N'in and Addres. Harry Adelson, 119 North Twelfth St. Fern M. .Birmingham. 1544 North Seventeenth St. . Itk .......... ..1905 Benjamin Blotcky. 615 Georgia Ave High ....1893 Minnie I. Bird, Seventh and Seward Sta Cass .... v ... . '. .,1901 Morton Clark,' 8824 Grand Ave Central Tark 1902 Clayton V. Clark, 978 North Twenty-seventh Av.. Webster , .;. . i . , , .1899 Rob T. Clarke, Fort Crook High . . . '. . . . .... .1896 Helen Cvltak, 1214 8outh Thirteenth St .Pacific 1901 Dorothy Carlisle, J12 South Twenty-fifth St .High ...1898 Ralph Gray, 970 North Twenty-fifth Ave , .Long . . .' ; , .1900 C. Arthur Gibson, 3030 Larlmore Ave N. Monmouth Park.. .1908 Myer Greenberg, 2016 Paul St v Kellom ...1901 Chester Hanson 916 Dominion St.. Bancroft 1897 Carl G. Hultgren, 6124 North Twenty - Josephine Hills, 4704 Davenport St Hazel B. Hogah, 1425 South Fifteenth Fredericks Helgren, 2721 Davenport St Mary Jackson, 3722 South Sixteenth St Edith Jones, 1514 South Twenty-ninth Henry Johnson, 2212 South Fortieth St. Earl Jensen, Sixth and Grace Sta Paul Kinney, 1612 Corby St Ruth Levenson, 116 South Fifteenth St. Magdallne Miller, 2751 South Twelfth Bernard Martin, 2826 Decatur St William Mangen, 942 N-rth Twenty-eighth Johr S. Miller, 6315 Curtis Ave May A. Nlcka. 2924 Frederick St ...Vinton 1902 Floyd Newton, 626 South Twenty-eighth St. ..... . .Park 1896 Henry Nitschte, Thirty-seventh and Manderson S.ts. .Druid Hill ....... .1 902 Eva Okner 2536 Parker St Long 1898 Ruth Perkins, 3065 South Twenty-eighth Ave.. Esther Ramsey, 2420 Patrick Ave Helen M. Rudd, 2425 Ohio St Richard Ruback, 1838 North Twentieth St Agnea Semerad, 2331 South Twelfth St Clyde Sunblad, 1401 8outh Eighth St Charlotte Skldmore, 1014 North Thirty-third St Rose Slegel, 1723 Dorcas St Angle Tedesco. 1022 Sduth Twenty-first St Nlgil Taylor, 6312 Florence Boulevard Jaroslaw Tesar, 1243 Bouth Sixteenth St Clifford J. Vernon. 2023 Burt St Ralph Wagner, 911 Mason at. Frelda Ziessman, 2005 Paul St. How They Run Elections in Ireland J Electioneering In Omaha being under In vestigation at this time, by the senate and house pf the Nebraska legislature, the In quisitors niay .be Interested ;n "Election eering In Ireland," as pictured oy siepnen Qwynn, one of the nationalist roemoem u the British Parliament, In the cornnm magazine for February. Flrat outlining the expensive process oi campaigning In England, Mr. Owynn saye: The sum and substance of it is tnai we get far more. fun for far less money. There is, to begin with, none of. htat ground-baiting (so to say) which goes so far In England to . prejudge the issue. There Is very little of the printers' bill; few candidates issue even an election ad dress, still fewer trouble the electors with argumentative literature.' You rely for persuasion upon native eloquence, supple mented by processions, torches, tar-barrels, and, above all, by music. To run an Irish election without a band is Indeed an up hill and depressing business aa I found at my first plunge into politics. It began with an Instantaneous extinguishing ot all the town's electric light at the moment when I alighted' on the platform, confi dently, anticipating an unopposed return. No experienced speaker would be upset by a trifle of this kind, but I was not ex perienced; my flrat address, delivered In total darkness, Buffered; and when I found that my room in the hotel waa numbered thirteen I grew more uneasy, If possible. But the key of our opponents' strategy was the control of ' the banda. One band they possessed and utilised to the full, drawing crowds after It Irresistibly, An other they ' paralysed. It was always on the point of coming out, but one day In struments were out of gear; another day, when musicians and all were established In a waggonette, something happened to the lincb-pln. We fell back on an Im portation from a neighboring town, but in a rash moment thla band was left stand ing unsupported In a street some distance from our crowd. A swoop was made by a strong party of the enemy, and in two minutes all Instruments were captured and borne off. So began the fiercest street riot that 1 have ever witnessed; ao fierce that providentially it enabled us to dis pense for the remainder of the contest with the moral effect of music. One sec tlon of my supporters, small farmers out side the town, thought it wise to come to the poll In - a regiment, marching In column, each man carrying, not a black thorn, which In the west is considered ex cessive, but a small ash-plant, generally with a knotted butt" I'rototypea of the "Jims" and the Jacks'' seem to' flourish In Ireland, for Mr. Gwynn says: 'Irish elections divide themselves into two classes the regular and the irregular Of the Irregular there are many sub species, tiaiway Is one; It Invariably de fies classification. Another is a constitu ency In the southwest, where the vote is normally taken between two dominant clans not without a good deal of faction fighting." What a chance there for a John O'Brien Yelscr, after the ruction! Nothing like this could happen, even In Omaha: . "It waa In the snowy end of January and 1 bad traveled from early morning till 11 at night. Aa the train drew up on the platform, 1 perceived a small crowd, some twenty or thirty, who. It waa easy to know, were not there for my welcome. Presently one came up to me and asked if I waa going to work for Mr. , nam ing our candidate. I told hlin my name, and there waa a consultation. Then the crowd gathered about me, and the two leaders explained that for we personally they had the deepest respect; that they were sure I had bees misled aa to the local situation, but . that 'the streets of B would be rua with bluod If I came Into them,' and that there was another train Just starting for Dublin, by which 1 must return. They added, meaningly, 'if It waa some others that waa In It they wouldn't be so lucky as tu get the chaooe.' "bo we stood and parleyed, I asserting my unalterable determination to sleep la Dlrlhday OooK w J " x School. Vwir. ......i9oa Cass .. . . second St.. St St..'. .Saratoga . . . . Saunders . . .Comenlua . . : . Webster .... .Vinton ..... . Park ....... .Beals ...... . Lake .Sacred Heart. . Cass ....... .1901 .1904 :.1902 .1905 .1897 ,.1897 .1901 ..1901 ..1896 .1905 . . . . . St St. Joseph. ..... ..1905 Long 1899 Ave Webster 1902 Central Park 1905 .Vlntou 1901 .Long ....... . 4 . ..1896 .Sacred Heart. . . . ..1902 .Kellora ..,..... ..1895 .Lincoln .Train . 1905 1902 .1900 ...... .TS98 1903 .Franklin . . .Castellar . . . .Mason , .Miller Park , .Comenlus . , .Kellom . . . ...... 1901 1901 ......1900 .Leavenworth 1895 1900 Kellom B , they repeating (with gusto) the Phrase about blood running in the streets. At last one of the big men 'said suddenly, Begorra, we'll carry you.' 1 did my best to look furious, but Inwardly was much relieved as they lifted me. like , a bale of goods, carried me foumf 'to tha other side of the atatlon and flung me into a carriage. It surprised me to notlse that one of the two chief men (whose name I had learned he was a local district councillor and Justice of the peace) waa 'watching ever me as if 1 were a baby, and distributing chastisement, to any of the, younger lada who tried to get a stroke or a kick at me. When I was fairly shut In, and my bugs flung after me. Just before the train moved off. he stood on the carriage step and wanted to shake hands!"' f Watch Boys in Norway ll It is common enough to See a hoy watch ing cattle to keep then-, from straying, but a watchboy whose duty it la to keep a lookout for a school of fish, '.and who sits In a sentry box set upon stilts. Is -not such an everyday sight. This particular kind oft watchboy Is Nor wegian, the scene ot his labors being tha native shores of some, ford of. his native land. ; ' Hla little aentry box Is mads ot wood and perched high upon posts. Here the lad alter gasing out across the' sea, using hla keen eyes for the benefit of the farmers who are depending upon him to give the alarm when a school ot fish shall appear. They work contentedly enough In their fields, secure In the belief that their watchboy will let them, know when It Is time to reap a harvest from the sea Instead of from the land. When the signal Is given they leave their work, throw the huge nets over their shoul ders and hurry off to their boats. Sentinel boxes similar to those employed in Norway were in use among the fisher men on the shores of the Mediterranean, and it Is supposed that the Vikings brought back with them from -a(jme at their pirati cal raids the Idea that has been put la practice ever since 1ondon Chronicle. tlelng- Ran Oven. "When I was run over," writes a corre spondent. "I had not seen the car approach ing. The first thing I knew was that I waa on the ground, kicking upward with my legs in an effort to get from under the car. Then I felt a wheel going over my chest, which bent as It passed over. In the In tervening second or two 1 went through several minutes' worth of feelings. I had the sensations of astonishment at being on the ground, of wanting to roll aside and away, of bracing myself and my chest especially-t Iff to resist something, what ever it might be, while a lightning flasb, of fesr waa dimly there." Chicago Iote Ocean. KINDLY THOUGHT. I tr ,m i.i l r l 1 He Ruth a-J4 ahe coui3ae learn to low me. ' She No woofctvWtsjt to learn.