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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
a vi?. a 32 z.zirz c:riAr:::Tj
Fcr tie tkr:o da.ll ittrarss-r months of
1331 an increase cf JTjr fifty psr cant
la ens year.
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:
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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.
Editor and Proprietor.
Sworn to and subcrib3 1 Sept. 11, 1894.
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
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
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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
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.
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
About the only thing that looks the
least bit like winter that has appeared
about Oneida, is the appearance of the
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.
The World-ltenowiipd Evangelist at
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.
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.
Read the "Wants." Many of thera are
as interesting as news items. See if it
ia not so.
22 calls cp the Peerless
The joys of a country festival
fhey Take Their Jogs Alonj, "Chfp In,"
Blake a Big Tfolse, Are Good featured.
Polite and Always Go Home Sober and
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
.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
"Yes, I guess ho'll foller ye with :'
"By tho way, Gibson, is your t n
gat: go gun at homo'?'
"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."
"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?"
(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
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
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
"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
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'
"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
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.
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; .

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