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STATE JOURNAL, TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 2.3, 1894. The State Journal CS:Ial rarer cf tfco City cf Tcpeka, Br Frank P. MacLennax. Tally editi:n, delivered, "by carrier, 13 cents a week to any part cf Tcpeka or suburbs, cr at tha sana price ia any Eassas t;vn -whsre this paper has a car rier eyjtea. By mail, three ricnths $ .23 2y mail, cne year 3. S3 Weekly Edition, per year 53 GREATEST IN KANSAS. a vi?. a 32 z.zirz c:riAr:::Tj 8,806 Fcr tie tkr:o da.ll ittrarss-r months of 1331 an increase cf JTjr fifty psr cant la ens year. OCR Pf:OOF: Tte issii-9 of the Tc pp.ka Dlt.T Statb JmAi. for iha ibree months. Viz., from tna lit ay of jus. W"4. to t ia lst day of August, lit. LaciusiTe. have beeD as follows: DAT Jun July August 1. t. a. 4. 6. 6. 7. 8. S. 10. II. 1J. J. 14. 16. I. 17. 1(. 19. 21 . VI. 8.640 8,b7 8.6' IO 8.6:3 8.CS0 8.7'JJ 8.741 8.7'JS 8.752 8,l0 8.713 8.547 8.r,r3 8..VO 8,.V- 8.50 8.502 8.r.'X) 8.542 8,d72 8IA)3 8,r 8. Ml 8.W7 8.545 8.519 8.5o 8, 8. 8 8 8 10 7'20 42 7V-' 7-M 143 120 tj2 .540 0J3 .8 ".3 ,Sil .'.MO 9 W f 3 892 8,5-'M 8. II) 8. 10 8.4:i 8 .4 .li 8.4 a 4tm U 4U 8 4'-' 8 4 VJ 8 4iJ tQ3 74o SuO 85. so. 81. 740 .7-0 Totals. J22 5'M 241.173 231. SOS Sunday; do Issue. The total number of copies prln'ed In the thre moQihs n&inal itbov. 095.t7i. divided by 7. thi Dumlivr of isu s, show. the average lo be 8,806. Tins is a correct report of the Usues of tho Topeka Daily State Jol'bsal lor tne three mouths as stated. (Sigcsd) Editor and Proprietor. Sworn to and subcrib3 1 Sept. 11, 1894. SSALj 1 M. CiAWIKXHIRI, Clerk of he District Court, ebavutii County, ICausas. ETTTis ETAT2 J3'Jr.!s'AL is the only paper in Sansa3 receiTiag ths Full Eay Associated Tress. twaSomTcer Aaer.caa Newspaper Fub lishers's ascsciaticn. tTna STATS JC7EJTAL has the hanisimest and mosi ocmplsts web ster eotype perfecting precs. CT2a;t3rn o2ce. 73 TrihunsBulldiE', ITsw Tcrk, Parry Likens, Jr., manager. "Weather Imllettloii. Washington, Oct. 23. For Kansas: Forecast: Tonight fair with colder ia east half, f jllowed Wednesday by fair, warmer weather; ncrth wind becoming southeast Wednesday. With a Republican congress in ses Blon, which we certainly can reasonably expect by next ITarch, the question arises what labor ought it to perforin first. The labor most demanded and most necessary is legislation restoring silver to the place it used to hold as a money metaL It ia perhaps impossible to secure Buch legislation with a goldbug president in the chair, but if a Republi can congress firmly establishes in the public mind that it is the friend of sil ver, that trouble -ill ba remedied in ls-ja. Senator Martin's announcement in favor of Gov. Levelling has caused a general jostling up ia the Democratic camp. With the leaders so divided, the 'iiank and tile" of tiie dying party does not know what to do. The demoraliza tion of the Darr ocratic organization grows more complete every day. With one leader "leading" in one direction aud another "leading" in another, there is a sound of tearin and ripping, and the poor remains of the party will soon be but a remnant Many of those who are left will make their formal entry Into the Republican party this fall, while others join tae Populists. The party must inevitably die, and John Mar tin has merely given it a parting stab, telling it to "hurry up and be done with Its death r:gors." He (Botkin) alio kept quoting and re ferring to whit trie Topeka State Jocr Kal said and praised it to the ekies, tell ing his auiieuca t lat it was a Republi can newspaper. That was just about as near the truth, ho-vever, as he got dur ing the most of his speech. The Topeka State Jocrxal is a Independent paper and not a Repub.ican paper. If you don't believe us consult any newspaper directory ar.d you will find that such is the fact. Erie Republican Record. If you will look in the newspaper di rectory you will find that the Statu Jocrsal is "lade pendant Republican." This term is used to distinguish the paper from the ether kind known aa "Brass Collar Republican" who take all their opinions froti their local political boss Instead of miking the local politi cal boss take Li opinions from them Th kind of a newspaper we apeak of prefers to lie on its back with the boss's foot on its neck, rather than have the position reversed The great registration in this city and In other Kansas ci des, "hundreds of men who have not voted for four years" hav ing registered, means that there ia a mighty interest in this election. Exactly what this interest is, many will differ on. Whether it la on account of a desire to express one's cutimeat on the rcla 8.4"3 f,:U2 8. f 'S 8. ti) . '' s.r 8, lei 8, K0 S,43 8,7 8. 470 8. WJ 8,r' V 0- merits of the two leaiicg parties, or whether it is a determination t vote on the woman suffrage question, it is diffi cult to discover clearly. The gre it rail road strike last summer made a profound impression on workiagmen; the results of the coming election will show plainly what they think of th strike a il of the action of the government ia the rnattar. It is more than likely that hundreds of them have on this account (abandoned the Democratic party for ever, anl many of their votes will be cast with '.he II i publicans. Others of thero wid vuto with the PopaKsts, particularly mem bers of the American Railway union. Whichever way these registered voters cast their ballots, however, it is a good sign of interest in public affairs that they have registered. When the whole people take interest in an election, we can be sure some fruitful thinking has been'done. While the"Reorganizatioa committee' j and the "Protective committer'' and the bondholders and the government are all gathered in at what appears to tea very serious and perh ips fatal sickness of the grand old Santa Fe road, the people cf Kansas can do little but hope for the best. If this magnificent railroad system, the pride of Kansas, must go under the ham mer, at least let it be dealt with as ger.tly as possible. It is still the main great thoroughfare of our state, and such it must continue to be, no matter what for tunes betide it. If it can be delivered from its mountain of debt, which, has crushed it to earth, it will be eventually one of the best money making roads in the country, as it used to be. Meanwhile Kansas people should look out lor Kan sas interests, and while we should allow no hostile hand to be laid on the road, we should keep a sharp eye out for hoh tile hands that mightdeprive the state of the road's headquarters. KAXSAJS PARAGJiAPITS. Robert Trotter i3 making long strides in the race for prolate judge of .Lid wards county. "Hedge canaries" ia the name now given to quails by McPhersoa sportsmen who evado the law. About 15J books are missing from the Beloit city library aud lj "Pilgritus' Pro gress" led all th i rest. The tirst requisite to get into the ladies' orchestra at lialoit is that the youag wo man shall be good looking. Two families of Trees and a lot of limbs and branches have been oil on a visit from their home at dabetaa. Delphos Republican: Cracked wheat is becoming the favorite feei for cattle and hogs. They will want cake and pie next. About the only thing that looks the least bit like winter that has appeared about Oneida, is the appearance of the grippe. There have already teea seventy-five cars of broom corn shipped from Sterl ing this fall, and there will be about twenty more. With corn husking and apple butter making, there ian't anybody aLiout tue farm houses in JS'emaha county that has time to go to town. The district court which met at Kins ley last Tuesday had to adjourn till tne second Tuesday in November, because the farmers were all seeding wheat and the lawyers ail electioneering. The high school boys of MPher3 3n have fitted up a first rate gymnas.um in one part of the building aria: wnl soon be able to hang by their toes much eus.er than they can construe or parse. The hair of the ttuleuts of Coorer college at Steriing having grown bu;ii cieutlv long, they have arranged a game of football with Lewis acaiemy of Wichita at Wichita, November o. A professor of languages at babetha is going to give a German lesson free, and if the young ladies and geuiiemeu don't learn "nicht wahr" and "ga;iz gewiss," he thinks they are nut half smart. McPherson county teachers discussed the subject, "The AOvaatare of a Course of btudy." This is a good doal like a carpenter reading a paper ou "vV hy a Carpenter Should Always Have a Pi&ae and Saw." An old-fashioned barn raising took place near Avery, Rice county, the other day. The barn was made from native timber, the trees having been sot out by George Avery, the man who owns the barn, in 1375. Several boys at Osborne Lave been caught throwing missiles through the windows of vacant Louses, wh en means that Osborne will become a preacher pro ducing centdr.All the great preachers that you read about threw "missiles" through windows and disturbed religious meet ings when they were boys. A prudent Chicago housewife, when the great strike bejran, stored 15 barrels of tiour in her cellar. She reiuforcel it with half a dozen cans of Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder. MOODY IN ALABAMA. The World-ltenowiipd Evangelist at tlie Vinnie liivis AVignaia. Birmingham, Oct. 23. Raw Dwight L. .Moody, the world famed evangelist from Chicago, preached to an audience of 6,00iJ persons here last night in the mine Davis wigwarn. Prof. Towmney has a choir cf voices. Rev. Moody's sermon was very lengthy, but very instructive. 200 not He will be in Birmingham for ten days. For Offr fifty 1 ran Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has been used for teething. It soothes, sof ens the gums, allays pain, cures colic. Best remedy for diarrhoea. 23 cents a bottle. For instance, Mrs. Chas. Rogers, of Bay City, Mich., accidently spilied scalding water over her little boy. She promptly applied Da Witt's Witch Hazel Salves, giving instant relief. It's a won lerf ally good salve for burnes, bruises, sore, and a sure cure for Piles. J. K. Joaei. rily Mi Sleeting-. JTo Griping, no Nausea, no Pain, when De Witt's Little Early Rises are taten. Small PilL Best Fill. Beat Piil J. K. Jones. Read the "Wants." Many of thera are as interesting as news items. See if it ia not so. 22 calls cp the Peerless A HEATHEN PICNIC. The joys of a country festival IN CHINA. fhey Take Their Jogs Alonj, "Chfp In," Blake a Big Tfolse, Are Good featured. Polite and Always Go Home Sober and Happy. Special Correspondence.! Hongkong, Sept. IS. Hearing one day of a Chinese country festival in tho neighborhood of Kowloon, which is just opposite to Hongkong, I got tip a party of friends, crossed the harbor, and within an hour was in the scene of tho festivities. My Chinese servants were well acquainted iu the place in fact, were cousins or nephews or something or other of the leading family of the town. It was a stroke of rare good for tune, as it insured us a cordial welcome and offered opportunities to see and hear that are never presented to strangers, much less Kurojean3. A Question of Generosity. . The festival was given by all the fam ilies in the village. Each had subscribed what it could afford and had paid the money over to the village elders, who formed a sort of executive committee. Not alone this, but they had written to well to do kinsmen in Hongkong, Can ton and elsewhere, who had duly and generously responded. It is a sort of a duty for everybody to "chip iu" upon these occasions. The element of pride also enters, for tho namo of every giver and tho amount of his gift are inscribed upon large placards, which are posted tip where all may see and read them. A mean man is not only contemned, but is treated with a rudenss3 and incivility that would spoil the patience of a saint. In the morning the people turned out gayly dressed and looking their b.est. On this day the women are allowed to go out ou foot and enjoy themselves in the open air, where the rest of the year they stay within doors or travel in closed 6-sdan chairs. They make full use of their privilege. The pretty girl walks, talks and poses, so as to exhibit her charms; the frivolous or flirtatious fe male devotes her eyes to the young men and smiles and stares, winks aud ogles most preposterously; the heiress wears her jewels as conspictiously as possible and draws her costly skirts about her whenever a poorer member of her sex comes near; the gossip entertains a mul titude with insinuation, slander and scandal, while the scold finds ample scope for her dreaded and notorious tonguo. They Take the Joss Along. About noon is a procession. It starts in front of the domicile of the leading man of the village, wanders, now fast aud now slow, through all the thorough fares of the place aud winds up at a temple or josshonse, which has beeu cleaned, repaired and decorated for the occasion. Like all Chinese processions, it is eo grotesque as to be funny. There is usually a "joss" or idol to start with. This is a small figure no larger than a girl's doll, but so bedizened and be whiskered as to seem a miniature cut throat or pirate. He is fastened securely to the seat of a strong sedan chair or a throno on poles, so that no matter what may happen to the carriers he will not suffer tho indignity of pitching forward and falling into the much This is the most terrible luck that can happen to an idol. If it occur and he is not to blame, something awful will befall the people of tho community. On the con trary, if he, the idol, or the deity he represents has been misbehaving, it is a very just and appropriate punishment. Josses who allow their worshipers to get sick or do not send good harvests or prevent fishermen making good hauls with their nets are frequently chastised by taking them out of their comfortable temples and putting them in tiie mud or in muddy water. The process is cruel, but the joss is said always to turn over a new leaf and become a good deity thereafter. To go on with the proces sion, the chair or throne of the idol is carried by 4, 0, 8 or 12 porters. Around it are other men, who carry the um brella of the joss, the long red boards ou wiiich are inscribed his name and titles, the weapons with which he is to be defended against enemies, the flags and banners which stiike terror into the hearts of his foe, and there, of course, is the perpetual band of music. It con sists of a gong, a tom-tom, a drum, a clarinet and cymbals. Sometimes there are two and even three clarinets, and sometimes they add a trumpet and even a horn. The first combination is bad enough. It causes you to gnash your teeth and desire to shoot somebody. Dut the last is something frightfuL Would Rend a KwL After the second bar you close your ears with your fingers and escape. Aft er hearing i once I was firmly convinc ed that when the Hebrew priests and Levites made the walls of Jericho fall down with the sound of their martial music they simply hired some peripa tetic Chinese orchestra that happened to be in the neighborhood. Then there are men and children in the parade, some dressed in ordinary costume and others in cheap, flimsy disguises. Pretti est of all are litte boys attired as warriors riding on tiny ponies and donkeys and little boys and girls made up to repre sent angels on floats and platforms cov ered with flowers. The procession breaks rp at the temple, because at that hour the public banquet generally opens. It forms again in the evening and goes over the same route, only now it is far more attractive. Torches, flambeaux, lanterns and transparencies are massed in confusion for the entire line of march. Every second some enthusiast in the parade or on the sidewalk ignites an immense string of firecrackers on the end of a long pole to increase the birlliancy, the racket and the confusion. Not until the lights are all dim and the torches sparks aud embers does the marching cease and the marchers retire to their homes. The larger the crowd and the greater the noise the higher is the honor paid to the joss and the Til lage fathers and the sigor the success of the festival. Plenty to Eat. The banquet is spread in the quad rangle or one of the long halls of the villag-3 temple. It is always a huge feed, even at its smallest, lasting at least 13 hour3. . Those who have eaten all they can retire from the festive board and let newcomers fill their seats. At a fes tival given by the viceroy of Quang tung the feast lasted six days and nights. All depends upon the amount of money the village elders expend. At a banquet of this sort quantity rather than quality appears to be the prevailing principle. Whole roasted pigs, from little porcine babes up to 200 pound hogs, boiled pork, pigs' liver, tripe, kidneys, feet, jowls, brain and ribs, fresh fish, smoked fish, dried fish, devilfish, chicken, duck and goose, boiled, roasted, steamed, stewed and fricasseed, crabs, prawns, shrimps, : crawfish, mussels, scallops, periwinkles, sea conches, potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, cabbage, pickled cabbage, onion, garlic, beans, peas, rice, millet, lentils, cauliflower, leeks, shalot, chileis, gin ger, fruits, preserves, candies, pastry, cake, nuts, dried fruits, sauces, tea, Chinese wines and liquors make up the lengthy bill of fare of the occasion. I must say that everything is well cooked and served. The whole roasted pigs would be a revelation to many of our cooks. The skin is so crisp as to be genuine crackling, and the flesh within is so well done as to melt within the lips. When brought from the oven, it looks more like a rich, red carving rath er than a substantial and scon to be de molished roast. The boiled poultry, and especially the steamed, are as white as ivory. They may be a trifle overcooked, but that in a land where gastric and enteric troubles are the leading evil is an advantage rather than otherwise. Barring the whole roasts, everything else is served in rather small quantities on medium sized bowls and salvers. This prevents waste, and also the con sumption of the more dainty dishes long before the collation is over. The cooking is done in the temple likewise and within full view of the convives at tho board and the people abous the premises. The TJrama. Everywhere something was going on at every moment. In one shady nook, under a tree, a public reader was recit ing some spirited talo to the evident de light of a score of auditors. He held the book in his hand, but seemed to know each word by heart, as he seldom glanced at its pages. He had a pleasant manner and a good voice, but he pitched the latter in such a high key as to make it rather dissonant to a European ear. There was one theater devoted to comedy and farce and a second to trag edy and moral drama. These theaters are not buildings, as at home, nor even ii closr.res. They are platforms about 20 feet square, erected four feet above the level of the ground. Tho trunks and properties form wings on either ttide of the stage aud afford a partial pirivacy to the actors for dressing and undressing. In front of both shows were 'chairs, stools and wooden benches, on which sat the women, girls and little children of the village. They were all exquisite ly naat, clean and nicely dressed. The young girls wore gowns of bright col ors or of whito bordered with color. They seemed all absorbed by the play and never permitted their eyes to wan dor from the stage. Some of them were very pretty, having milk and rose com plexions, luxuriant black hair, large brown eyes, good features and very shapely figures. The silk trousers showed off tho graceful outlines of their lower limbs. It would have been a delightful picture but for the poor, disfigured feet, which seemed all the more cruelly mon strous by the contrast. The Whole World ICin. There were marionettes, smaller than ours, with figures only 3 or 6 inches high, moved by silk threads so fine as to be invisible at the distance of a foot. There were "shadowgraphs" like those familiar to patrons of variety theaters. There were tiger theaters, queer little shows worked by a single performer as in Punch and Judy, but using a tiger as the hero and all sorts of other ani mals as his successive victims. It did not appeal much to tho grown folks, but was immensely popular with tho little ones, who crowded the space in front of the box and expressed the liveliest terror and delight at the ferocious ex ploits of the great carnivore. There were acrobats and jugglers, gladiators and gamblers. The gladiators were boys aud youths trained to the calling, who fought with sword against sword, shield and dagger against swurd, shield and sword against spear, shield and dagger and double sword against single swurd. They were quite expert aud al. nd tireless to a remarkable degree. .t the end of an encounter of a half hoiy's du ration they were almost as fi--sh as when they began their arduous labor. All these mountebanks and public en tertainers are welcome guests at a country festival and find in them their best harvests. They get each a modest stipend from the general fund and nev er pass the hat without a reasonable tribute from their spectators. They pass the hat with great regularity. Polite and Cheerful. Beggars are conspicuous by their ab sence. The day before the festivities the committee fee the chief or king of the beggars and the village constable. The services of the latter are seldom re quired, as the former curious character keps all his unclean followers far away from the banqueting halL An outsider cannot fail to be impress ed with the good nature, politeness and happiness of the people. They seem to be devoting their entire energy to pure enjoyment. There is no quarreling or bickering anywhere. Everybody is on his or her best behavior. There is no drunkenness. That irritating vice is practically unknown to these people, or, urpleasant to relate, is known as the "western barbarian's joy. " You leave th9 festival with a happy feeling of having passed an enjoyable day. ALaEGHEKITA AiilXNA UjLj&M. MASONIC. Temple to lie Built at T'onglikeepsie. Trestleboard Designs. The Masons of Poughkoepsie, N. Y., have begun the erection of a temple which will be an ornament to the city and a credit to the fraternity. Tho front of the temple will be 60 feet wide. On the firnt floor will be a large and handsome en trance hall, old colonial in style, with a hard wood staircase of cherry. On each side will be reception rooms, and opening from the rear will be a banquet hall 35 by DO feet. On the second floor will be tho lodgeroom, which will be one of the finest MASONIC TEMPLE, POUGUKEEPSIE. in the country. The walls and ceilings will follow the old colonial style, having on tho sides Doric pilasters, which will support a deeply paneled ceiling. On tho north end will bo a beautiful study in Dorio architecture and at the south end a study in Corinthian architecture. In tho front thero will be reception rooms and ante rooms. Tho building is to have all the modern improvements. The Illinois grand lodge is the second largest in the United States, being only second in size to New York. It includes over 50,000 members, Slti lodges and bev eral thousand oflicers. The finances of the grand commandery of New York are in excellent condition, and tho grand record, Venerablo Sir Robert Macoy, reports an increase of 402 members, making a total of 10,420 Sir Knights in good standing in tho Empire State. The true secret of Freemasonry lies hid den in its philosophy and can only bo ob tained by continuous and diligent study. The holy Royal Arch, as it was termed in past centuries, has always been deemed the acme of the ancient York Rite, and without tho secrets cf this sublime and exalted degree no Master Mason has all of the third degree. In its spread Freemasonry has not been confined to any particular nation or cli mate, but has established ittelf in almost every part of the habitable globe until to day there are considerably over 2,000,000 atliliated Masons. The Prince of Wales is grand master of the grand lodge of Mark Master Masons of England and Wales. In every gTeat movement which the world has seen some one great mind comes forth as a pioneer. The George William Bailey (Tank Kee) case in Iowa has been thoroughly investi gated and decided. The library is to be re turned to him if he repays tho money he received for it within 00 days from Aug. 23, lbW4. UNITED WORKMEN. Chance Tor Ritual Makers to Win a Prize. Workshop Chips. Do not forget that the supreme lodge of fers ihe sum of $200 to the brother who will furnish a new ritual that will be ac cepted and adopted at the next session of that body; also a further sum of $100 to the second best and $o0 to the third. Com petition is open alone to members of the order. Missouri had but one assessment for Oc tober. The membership of the Massachusetts jurisdiction Sept. 1 was 40,02 1, divided as follows: Massachusetts, 22,161; Connecti cut, 8,301; Maine, 0,200: New Hampshire, 1,701; Rhode Island, 1,575. The degree of honor is having a prosper ous growth. It probably now numbers over iu,000 members. Grand Sttperviior Merrill held a convo cation at Manchester, N. II., Sept. 24, in tho hull of Security louvre. Fourteen lodaos were represented, and 105 new members before Jan. 1, 1S'.5, were pledged. Over 100 aj plications for membership were received by the grand recorder of Missouri in September. Delaware jurisdiction ought to grow. Only ten assessments so far this year and none for August. KNIGHTS OF HONOR. Interesting Gossip of the Order From Near and Par. I5ro. George Gethin, who has been re porter of Welcome lodgo for several years, has been nominated by the Prohibition part- for mayor of New York city. An association has been formed in New ark, N. J., to assist in extending the order in that state. All Knights of Honor are eligible to membership. C. J. Feytel is the president and J. M. Maybew secretary. Tho grand dictator of Virginia keeps pushing the work in that jurisdiction. Messrs. E. F. Dyer and D. J. Searcy, grand dictator and grand reporter respec tively of the grand jurisdiction of Louisi ana, have been inspecting the lodges in the state. Grand Dictator Ransom of Pennsylvania is endeavoring to get a boom on in the Keystone State. National Provident Union. The national convention, consisting of delegates from every state in the Union, will assemble in New York city Nov. 13. The government of the National Provi dent union is, as f3r as is practicable, copied from the United States government. It has its president, vice president, execu tive departments, congress and state offi cers. All these officers excepting the sec retaries of departments are elected by the citizens by popular vote. It has also its state and national conventions to make nominations of these officers. The next national convention will make nominations for president and vice presi dent of the union to serve for two years from May 1, 1S05. The voting for these officers will take place in all the councils of the order at the first meeting in December. Pilgrim Fathers. Fifty-two colonies of Boston and vicin ity have united for the purpose of a fitt ing celebration of Forefathers' day, and a com mittee to make arrangements has been ap pointed, consisting of one delegate from each colony. It is proposed to have an en tertainmeiit in Music hail Dec. 21. MAKING IT PLEASANT. .fter Which He Took Down the Ilnar:U and Put Tht?w Away. "Might as well stop the liuntln t-a time's another," said Farmer (iib-.n i his wife when he had sceim ly n ii I j the last board to tho walnut tr'- in th ! meadow lot. "Hello! 1 here o oat s A r -kins, the lawyer from town!" "Ha, ha! Cfibson, glad to you. Out on a little trip and came over t i see if I coulel borrow your Imntk'j dog" "Yes, I guess ho'll foller ye with :' gun" "By tho way, Gibson, is your t n gat: go gun at homo'?' "Y-yes!" "Suppose I take it out awhile. S;.ve going back after one." "All right. " "Let's fve ten's an odd size. II ava you any shells loaded?' "Y-yes, a few !" "Well, let me tako what you've g-.-t. I'll replace them in town." "Um-huh!" "I'll just tako a little turn pot hri through tho fields, and I guets I'll r.t;n 1 in fur dinner. Can't go along, tiibsi'n?" "Nuck!" (After dinne r. ) "I didn't kill anything, CJibscn. but bless mo if I haven't shot away tb- whole two dozens shells at ra1 '' .it-. Plenty of game, but serins to be mi o.X day for me. Fear I broke the s-prii.g in one of those locks, but firing it to t .v:i when you come. You can easily g. -t it fixed" Oibson Hope yo c-n joyed ycrsc'f ! "Oh, immensely! May come x,t again next week and bring a party of friends! Good day, Mr. Gibsu.il" "Good by!" Farmer Gibson went out and at the board on the walnut free. Th legend, "No ilnntin er S'hootin Al.i'id Hear," seeme-d to bo blurred ov r ly some hieroglyphics which, through his welling tears, shaped up thus: "No hunting; one sheep killed; one f -10 gnn broken; two dozen shells gone; tnj din ner; one lame setter worth $?."." Gib sou walked solemnly back to the b' !:". Mrs. Gibson Mr. Atkins M--me.i to enjoy himsedf Gibson Yes, I'm glad of it. Want ed to make it pleasant fur him. IL-ped he would go back and warn town pec. j lo against the stinginess of the farm' Then he went around and took down the boards and nailed rhfm into a f. ' J box for a mule. Cleveland Plain Dealer. The Whj He Worked It. A gentleman prominent in th hard ware trade in Philadelphia told a funny story last night. "Some years ago when I Marb d in the hardware business," tid !, , man came into our sturo and want 1 t buy a tailor's goose. As you know, i goose is an iron used by tailors in press ing clothes. 1 lookeel the stock ovi r and found we hadn't a gooso in tho place. I was tohl to order some and fc-t down to write to a New York vu. l'-.v-i 1 aid, 'Send us one dozen tailors' g ' That wouldn't do, and I ra !n 1 i.v brains for tho right thing to say. 1 tin i 'tailor's gooses, tailor gi estj' and m m c other expresoio us. Finally in i-t p ra tion I wonhd my .r'i- r as foJmv,: 'Send us one tailor's cooe and 11 re ' That seemed to cover what I want t i say, though it was not particularly t -!-gaut. " Syracuse Post. Made a isoise In the Wor!!. "What be-came of the Ib.d.-kin 1. -;, -'-' asked a Now Yorker of a friend rp.; returning aft r many years' ai - n . t his old home in the country. "Waal, Jim's rnnniii th cn-l farm, and Tom's preachin in tho s-.ufh, an Billy's tendin tho postofheo at Wa.vtr ly-" "There was .mother, " remark d t; , city ma "Wasn't Lis liana: F.d? li went west. Was anything eur In i from bim'r" "Heard from him? Yes, I y'n'---:'-think so. Hej's mado noise ii'.-n;- -i i this world. Why, lie beats a j." to' in ; railroad eatiu btatiou. " New Vmi Herald. It Worked. A laely living tin Cass avenue 1 knock at tho side door and opr A tramp btood there who doffed ! "Sweet lady" he began, wh 6ttrnly interrupted him. "How dare you address m' manner?" "I humbly bog pardon, " ho s a was all owing to a habit 1 have. :. of f peaking my thoughts aloud. " Ho got two kinds of pic a.n doughnuts. Detroit Fr'-e Pie s. r I a d it. CO . . I-!, a thV. "It To Some Extent a Partnership AH Or. Mrs. Strongmind Jared, what wo the messenger want? Husband of Mrs. Strongmind' the tailor's young man, my dt ar has brought tne bill for for our t ers. Chicago Tribune. -It 11. A Straight Tip. Owner of Brute Toni, I'll b t: ye: $10 he's caught a game fish! Life. Sailor (defiantly) It will t i . than you to hold me, I'll tell you. Cannibal (significantly) Oh, I ! ! Invite a few friends. DeUcit Iiil; .