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TOPEKA STATE JOHRXAIi, SATUEDAT EVENING. JT7EY 28, 190Q. TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL BT FRANK P. MAC LEXyAN. .VOLUME XXVII . No. ISO Official Paper of the City Of Topeka. TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION. Pally edition, delivered by carrier, 10 rents a week to any part of Topeka, or suburbs, or at the same price In any Kan sas town where the paper has a carr.er system. Ky mail, one year on T-Sv ynnil thmA mnnth ......... Weekly edition, one year 60 PERMANENT HOME. Topeka State .lournal Building. X and 802 Kansas avenue, corner of Eighth. NEW YORK OFTICE. Temple Court Bldg. A- Frank Richardson, Mgr. CHICAGO OFFICE. Stock Exchange Bldgr. A. Frank Richardson. Mgr. LON'tJON OFFICE. 12 Red Lion Court, Fleet Street. TELEPHONES. Business Office....- Bell 'Phone 107 Reporters' Room Bell Phone 5.7 There is a good job for "Old Sleuth" over in China. The truth is mighty and may finally succeed in escaping from Pekin. Oom Paul and Aguinc might lind a bargain on the peace counter if they ill visit it early. It looks as though the two leading par ties had agreed to drop the civil service issue by common consent. Whjr is it that the campaign fund of the opposition is always used for the purpose of corrupting the voters? S'nce China got possession of the news channels of the world nothing is heard from Anderson, Ind., or Webster City, Iowa. The truth about the situation in Pekin is ibout the hardest proposition the newspaper special correspondents ever went against. There are now at Tien Tsin 25,000 for eign troops. If they were all Americans we would soon know the truth about the! situation at Pekin. What sort of economy is it to sell coal to Russia for use in her factories when we could keep th coal and sell her manufactured goods;? Gentlemen who have been turned down by Republican conventions this year are reminded that the position of first assist ant postmaster general is still vacant. With yellow fever in the army camps of Cuba, the yellow men killing our people in China, and yellow journalism, the administration about has its hands full. Col. Bryan will paramount the ques tion of imperialism in his speech of ac ceptance, but the opposition organs will continue to insist that the issue is free silver. Chinese character appears to have undergone no change since Bret Harte wrote: "For ways that are dark and tricks that are vain. The Heathen Chinee is peculiar." Europe is now getting returns on her Investment in connection with her med dling between China and Japan. If japan had been given her" way the present trouble probably .would never have ex isted. Just to show that he did not boss the Kansas City convention as has been charged. Mr. Bryan has announced that he will paramount the question of im perialism in his speech of acceptance, out of deference to the platform makers. Under a recent order issued from the postoffice department any one residing along the line of a free delivery mail route can send a letter to hi3 neigh bor on the same route without waiting for it to go through the postoffice. The carrier is empowered to cancel the stamp and drop it at the address desig nated. Every such improvement is cal culated to make residence in the rural districts more endurable and curtail the tendency of the country folk: to drift into the cities. THE VACATION" SEASON. At this season of the year when the weather is warm, business dull and so ciety at a standstill, many people have a longing for a change of scenery. The summer vacation becomes the import ant topic of the hour. Some people say that to keep cool and contented during the hot weather it Is necessary to keep busy, but as a rule the people who give such advice are the ones who have little to do except pur sue the phantom comfort. The places and ways or spending the Bummer vacation are legion. Few peo ple think it possible to remain at home though that Is often the most com fortable place to be found. Many people save their money eleven months out of the rear in order to epend the twelfth one at a fashionable summer resort where they willingly put tip with discomforts that they would scarcely endure at home. Some spend their time in traveling and sight seeing, while others go to the mountains, lakes or seashore where they may be free to dress comfortably with out frills and. furbelows demanded at a fashionable resort; where they may fish, boat, bathe and indulge in all out door eports from which they return rested and ready to take up the routine of every day work. To most people the last course would seem the most sensible and inviting, but it really matters little where or how the vacation is spent. A change of scenery and atmosphere are the vital points and in many cases save big doc- tor bill. A GENEROUS CITIZEN. The bronze drinking fountain, given to Topeka by the Kev.. Mr. C. M. Sheldon is now in place at a populous city cor ner where the thirsty passerby can quench a desire for water at all hours of the day or night. This charitable donation of the re spected pastor certainly contributes much comfort to the shoppers, passers by and those compelled to wait for street cars at the transfer station. This is always a busy corner and no more suitable site could have been chosen. Ice placed in an underground box, keeps the water cool. The fountain Is substantial and of a well chosen design and a credit to the donor. This is not the first time Topeka has had occasion to be thankful to Mr. Shel don for his interest in and charity towards the city. In a modest, humble manner, in years past, he has expended time and money in making brighter and more cheerful the lives and homes of colored citizens in that portion of To peka known as "Tennesseetown." The efforts put forth in this territory were not in vain as anyone who is familiar with the situation well knows. Today the habits and morals of the citizens of "Tennesseetown" are vastly improved over the conditions existing before he began his. crusade of enlight enment. Another work of Mr. Sheldon's for which he Is entitled to the thanks of the community, is his Interest in the homeless wanderer that' reaches the po lice station. A goodly sum was donated for a detention hospital in connection w ith the city jail so that the less harden ed and younger criminals may not be placed in eontact with the older rogue and thus soon be made "beyond par don." The proceeds of this charity were largely receipts from Mr. Sheldon's week of newspaper editing and . while there is some difference of opinion as to the success of the applied journalis tic methods there is not the slightest division of sentiment as to the worthi ness of the disposal of ins portion of the receipts. Man dies but his memory lives. So the Christian works of Rev. Mr. Sheldon will endure in the memory of Topeka citizens long after his remains shall have crumbled to dust. The bronze drinking fountain will be an honored monument ever present in the thoughts of the passing citizen. FORT SCOTT'S TRIUMPH. Topeka may learn some things from Fort Scott. The Populist and Demo cratic conventions which were in session there this week demonstrated that Fort Soctt can rise to any emergency. This little city of only about 12,000 people, in accessible from the rest of the state, took care Of these two big conventions in a manner that deserves commenda tion. When the Populists decided to meet in Fort Scott there was not even the semblance) of a convention hall. Some thing had to be done and the young men who secured the convention went home and began their work. They se cured subscriptions and began the con struction of a convention hall which would be a credit to any city in Kan sas. While the exterior could not be called an architectural triumph the in terior is admirably suited to a political convention. The hall cost about $10,000. These same young men, J. T. Shep pard. Mayor C. W. Goodlander and J. F. Letton, proprietor of the Goodlander hotel, then began making their plans for the entertainment of the visitors. Rooms were secured- to use after the. hotel facilities were exhausted and a hundred other little things were done to insure the comfort of the guests. There was a large crowd in Fort Scott but every one found a good place to sleep. The hotel rates were not in creased and Sheppard, Goodlander and Letton moved among the visitors pat- ting them on the back and trying to make them feel at home. There were others who contributed to the entertain ment of the guests but these men were the prominent figures. Convention hall was elaborately dec orated, bands were hired and as a Re publican member of the executive com mittee expressed it, "Every one in Fort Scott was a fusionist" while the visitors were there. These meetings demonstrated what can be done by men with push and energy even in a small city. The vis itors at Fort Scott left with a good impression of the city and of the people. The investment was a good one and To peka will do well to make a few in vestments of a similar nature. A BUSY PEOPLE. The people of Kansas will be very busy until snow flies. The ordinary features of the remainder of the sum mer and fall season are always suffi cient to occupy all the spare time the people have at command, but this year the additional burden of saving the country asain is imposed upon them by the laws which bring such frequent elections. As a digression, it might be said, that there are now too many elections held in this state, but that is a sub ject which can not be regulated by a matter of mere opinion. It requires legislation and when the time arrives for legislation the election of United States senator or the creation of some new office occupies so much of the at tention of the legislators that the in terests of the people are overlooked un til the next campaign, when the people put up some new man who falls into the footsteps of his predecessors, and so the constant round continues. The Republican state committee has its charts and lists of speakers ready to put before the people September 1. The fusionists come to Topeka next week to prepare for a similar onslaught against their foes and the enemies of anti-imperialism an silver and some other ideas. The national committees are at work. The political machinery for the year has been to all general ap pearances turned loose. The actual re sults will not be apparent for a month, but after that time the school houses, the market place, street corners, opera houses, and the store box -which has so Ions remained unused because of busy people and of the absence of a national "crisis," will be teeming with the industry and whittling of the poli tician. The candidates will travel over the dusty railroads, begrimed with soot and dust; will perspire and spend their money attempting to convince the "plain people" that the particular idea of political salvation which they offer is the very latest and best brand. So it will go for over two months. In the meantime the country will resound, from one end to the other, witb the un precedented "Hopping" of voters who have realized the error of their ways and joined the other party. In the meantime the Kansas farmer will harvest his crops; ship his cattle, sheep and hogs; eat spring chicken six days a week with turkey for Sunday; see the county fairs; attend the horse races; take his apples to the cider mill; have his wagon tires set; get stuck in heavy roads: cut his winter supply of wood; put away his straw hat, and ap proach .the polls on election day with out a tremor. Then it will be observed that the anxiety as to the result of the approaching election will be most breathlessly awaited by the politician whose consuming ambition to get into some kind of an office depends upon the turn of the tide on election day. PUBLIC UTILITIES. Whether Rev. Charles M. Sheldon re ceived inspiration from on high, or ab sorbed it from reading heathen history, the fact that the public drinking foun tain that today runs an ample stream of clear, cold water, of which any and everybody can imbibe freely and fully, is a monument to Mr. Sheldon's gen erosity that should be an incentive to others to emulate. While I do not think that these beneficences should be erected by private enterprise and gen erosity, I do think that more private money rut into such public blessings would redound to the credit of the in dividual with more force and efficacy than monuments in cemeteries inscribed with epitaphs and emblazoned with hieroglyphics that may be pleasing to the eye but not solacing the stomach of the thirsty beholder. I do not object to cemeteries being beautified they should be but the rich man Dives would have given whole -colonnades of monuments to Lazarus if L. would have sprinkled D.'s burning brow with a lit tle, ever so little, of the limpid fluid that spreads over three-fourths of our globe in oceans, lakes and river, and that has not.yet been captured by the trusts that is, not all of it. Yes, sir, as stingy as I am, I freely part with my benediction upon the head of Charles M. Sheldon for his generosity in giving to the public that beautiful and refreshing fountain that gushes for all, at the very spot where its blessing is most needed. Topeka is a beautiful city and pro gressive in everything excepting the utilities that the "heathen in his blind ness" was most prolific in public utili ties. The ancient public baths and cis terns, and retiring booths, were his torical monuments of beneficence that will never permit the modern estimate of bestiality and corruption of the times of Nero and antedating him and suc cessive monarchs to obliterate those considerate and humanitarian practices of the ungodly Mohammedans, Arabs and Hindoos. We can emulate, in some simple manner, the idea, if not the stu pendous works of ancient times, even though it is humiliating to our pride to copy ideas from the "heathen who bows down to wood and stone" always with clean feet. Now, since Mr. Sheldon, an individual, has set the example, I think that all that is necessary is to call the attention of the city tailway corpora tion to the much needed .establishment of toilet and retiring rooms at their transfer station for the accommodation of at least the patrons of their cars. I believe it should be done at the ex pense of the city railway corporation, which should be as considerate of the needs of its patrons as the railroad corporations and hotels are of theirs. It may be objected that it would be an expense to the company that would not return compensation. No matter it is not a question of reciprocation In dol lars and cents, but it is a serious ques tion of humanity that should be met and cheerfully solved by the company. The city sanitary force should be em powered to regulate and care for that utility. . " Then, Topeka, as a city, should have a, system of drinking fountains and re tiring rooms throughout the city. With such a system, under the surveillance and vigilance of the sanitary and po lice force, Topeka would be really what she seems to be the most beautiful and benevolent city in America. W. H. CALDWELL. Tcpeka.July 2S, 1900. IMPROVING THE CITY. Topeka can be beautified. Topeka peo ple can be the means. If the business men of the city would contribute as the business men of other citie3 have done the small parks and public places might be ornamented and improied and the people benefited. Liberal donations have been made to the hospitals and educational institu tions by philanthropists able to give large amounts and such gifts have been of great benefit. Smaller gifts can be made that will do as much good In pro portion. When the Rev. Charles M. Shel don gave the city a drinking fountain, which has been placed near the transfer station, he gave comparatively but a small sum of money but by his thought fulness he gave what will refresh hun dreds of people dally. It Will stand as a monument in memory of the donor al though there is no inscription to show who gave it. The late Col. Cyrus K. Holliday deeded to the city the small plat of ground Which is known as Holliday park. The park has been beautified and brightens that part of town. Col. Joel Huntoou donated to the city the park which bears his name. Such donations help to make Topeka a better city. Other donations of small plats of ground, monuments, more drinking fountains and gifts of a similar nature can be made that will do a vast amount of good. There are scores of business men in the city able to make such gifts to the city and many would willingly do so !f they had pointed out to them an opportunity. BOOK NOTES. "The Woman That's Good." by Harold Richard Vynne. Price $1.50. Published by Rand, McNally & Co., New York and Chicago. This is a realistic story a story of the present day, with the scene laid in New York and Chicago, and portraying in its pages of unwavering interest the char acteristics of some fascinating people whose acts upon the stage of life have been found worthy of the novelist's pen. The book chronicles the undoing of a dreamer, whose awakening to the stern duties of human existence is brought about in a clever manner. There is that element of realism of familiar scenes, of strong characterization, and of spirited conversation that will impress the reader with its naturalness. The book is well bound and in a most attractive cover. The type is good also, mailing a book worthy of any good library. "The Work of the Holy Spirit," by Abraham Kuyper. D. IX. translated by Rev. Henri de Vries. Published by "Funk & Wagnalls Co., New York City. Price, H3JX). This work Is a timely one. During the Middle Ages many of the most important doctrines of the Word of God for the Christian church were practically lost. The Reformation began the work of their restoration, starting with the doctrine of Justification by Faith, and one by one these doctrines have been restored. The last one to be restored is that concerning "The Person atd Work of the Holy Spirit." Fifty years ago John Owen's great classic was almost the only work of solid worth accessible. Dr. Kuyper's work on the Holy Spirit was first published In Amsterdam, for the instruction of the people in the Neth erlands. ritten in the ordinary lan guage of the people, it meets the need of both laity and clergy. Christians of the present day are ask ing practical questions about the work of the Holy Spirit. In this work the author gives his answers and reasoning, and makes a valuable book lor religious scholars. "Uncle Sam Abroad," by J. F,. Conner. Price $1.25. Published by Rand, McNally & Co., Chicago and New York. This is an able ami fascinating book on an entirely new subject, "and one that should be in the bands of every American citizen. It is the outcome of a series of uni versity extension lectures on the diplo matic and consular service of the United States. Lawyers, professors, teachers, students and readers generally will find here in an interesting and convenient form, a fairly complete treatment of a subject everybody wishes to know about, especially at a time when the social and political phases of our international rela tions are daily referred to in the newspa pers and magazines and now since the international war has opened, this book can te referred to on many occasions, as it will settle many tittle questions daily arising. "The Voice of the People." by Ellen Glasgow. New York. Doubleday, Page & Co., $1.50. This story-' is already In Its twelfth thousand. 'It's author will be remembered as the author of "The Descendant." She has now written a strong and vivid story of life in Virginia after the war of the rebellion. It is a thoroughly dramatic story, in which the love interest is ab sorbing and the character-drawing of the kind that pleases all readers. "The Banker and the Bear: A Story of a Corner in Lard." by Henry K. Web ster. New York, The Maemillan company. Price $1.50. This is a story of present day life in Chicago, the scenes of which are placed partly in society and partly in the environ ment of the Stock Exchange. Chicago, however, is not mentioned in the book as the real scene of action. The author has seized upon certain possibilities in con structive narrative which very likely came to him through actual experience and has woven a narrative which is full of excitement and suspense. "The Bear" and the Banker are chums. The "Buir is financed by the Banker in the endeavor to run the "Corner" in lard, and the story derives its title from the necessity found by the "Bear" for the ruin of his chum the Banker in order to upset the fin ancial schemes of the. "Bull." A stirring love story threads its way through the financial excitement of the book. "The Redemption of David Corson," by Charles Frederick Goss, 418 pages. The Bowen-Merrill Company, Indianapolis. Handsomely- bound. Price, $1.50. David Corson, the hero of this romance, is a mystic. He falls at the outset of his career, but just in time he sees the error of his ways and is restored to grace. The author has for principal theme the conso lation derived from the gospel. The hero ine of the story is a singularly original character, a gypsy woman. "The Redemp tion of David Corson" is replete with dra matic effects. The action takes place on the banks of the Great Miami river, and all the local characteristics have been pre served. The success of this romance has been remarkable. 'First published in March of this year, it has already gone through four editions. "The Reign of Law: A Story of the Kentuckv Hemp Fields," by James Lane Allen. The Maemillan company, New York. Price. $i.5u. Both the hero and heroine of Mr. Al len's latest tale are "the products of a revolution. The scene of - the plot is laid in the hemp fields of Kentucky, a terri tory hitherto unfrequented by the writers of American fiction. The revolution on the one hand was the social upheaval of the great civil war which absolutely changed the condition of the heroine, while on the other hand the moral ami intellectual revolution which followed the great discoveries in physical and social science in the middle of the century, brought about the transformation of the hero. The voung man arises from the lowest stratum of southern society, and the young woman from the highest, and the Ftorv of the intermingling of their lives presents a. most absorbing narrative as well as sociological study of infinite importance at the present day. Social and political conditions are involved, manv phases of life are presented, so that the utterly different conditions which pro due two beings which are gradually brought together form an infinite field for speculation. BETHANY COLLEGE.- The Great and Growing Institution at Xiindsborg. We take pleasure in calling attention to the great college of central Kansas: Bethany of Lindsborg, whose advertise ment covers the sixteenth page of this issue of the State Journal. Bethany has alwavs believed in the efficacy of print er's ink. combined with hard, earnest, persevering toil, it is not the ooilege for the boy or girl, simply wishing to get through easily. At Bethany the stu dent must work. Only paying and staying don't buy a diploma at this great college. The student will have to deserve his diploma, in order to get it. Parents and conscientious guardians are mindful of this important fact. Bethany's musical reputation is estab lished all over the country. It is easily the greatest musical school of the state. Some people do not know that the col lege proper, with the academy and nor mal adjuncts, ranks among the very best in the land. Its diploma is recog nized w ithout examination by the great universities of the east and of Europe, and in this state leads to a life certifi cate to teach. Lindsborg itself is a pleasant. Ideal college town. One could not think of a place better suited for young, ambitious students. The shaded streets, the charming campus,the salubrious climate, the absence of saloons and gambling resorts, all tend to make the city safe and inviting for the boys and girls of the great Sunflower state. Bethany is a large advertiser. The college has a good thing to offer and finds continually that it pays to let the people know of it. Dr. Swensson, the founder and presi dent, was offered a fii-.e position in the east, but has declined the call, and so far that other college and seminary has ', railed to "Roosevelt" him. Bethany has in him an able, energetic and progres- j sive executive. i A young man -who never misses a chance to joke has had an experience that may keep him from trying any more pranks fof awhile. He went out of town a few days ago to visit. He arrived at the house and the servant girl opened the door. "Is the lady of the bouse in?" asked the young man. "She is, sorr," said the daughter of Erin. "Would you tell her I would like to see her?" "What does yez want uv her? "I have in my grip here an assortment of the finest Belgian hares direct from California. Tell her I would like to dis play my samples on the dining room ta- ' j I 1 1 y i i ; u ble. If you will let me I will prepare my exhibit before she comes down." "No yez doesn't put no rabbits on me dinin' room table." "But it will be all right." "Faith and it won't be all right." "Then tell her I wish to see her." "And that I won't. We bars thrampa, book agents and peddlers." The young man talked but he could not get in. Finally he tried to pass the girl but she reached for a broom and he re treated. He finally had to go to the front of the yard to escape the broom and halloo for the mistress of the house before he could gain admittance. Not long ago a Topeka man decided that to be in style he would have to buy a pair of dun colored horses. A few days later a man drove up to his place leading a pair of dun colored horses. He offered them to the man ho wanted fancy horses. The man lookt-d them over critically. He boasts that he is a wonderful judge of horse flesh. He bought them at a good figure and then bought a trap and a set of harness to match the color of the team. Ten days after he bought the horses he was out driving and was caught in a rata. The next day the horses were a shade lighter and in a week were grays instead of duns. They had been dyed. No one dares to say dun colored horses to that man. "I've seen a good deal of sport in my life," said Ananias Fisher as he sat on his back porch and smoked his favorite corncob, "but I'll tell you a story about sport that will beat anything you ever heard of. "It was in the fall of '58 that a party of us went up in the country that is now called Brown county, and we expected to bring back a few wild turkeys. In those days turkeys ran over the -country just like chinch bugs do now. We were all armed with shotguns and rifles. We got up there all right, but stayed three days and didn't see a tur key. Hunters from the east passed through and said that turkeys were coming into their country in droves. That meant they were traveling past us. We investigated. That night we happened to be on the bank of the river near where we camped and we heard something in the middle of the stream that sounded like a turkey call. Well, sir, do you know that the turkeys were StS east by way of the river. All the turke-s in that part of the coun try haa heard that I was about the greatest shot that ever was so they thought of a scheme to get by us. They had shoved logs out into the stream and had gotten behind them, Iheir bodies in the water and only their heads sticking out behind the log for air. Why. a hundred could go by that way ar.d we would never know it. You say you didn't know that turkeys liked water? Well, they don't, but they iiked it better than they did me and my gun. Put we fixed them. We soaked a clothesline in tallow, hung it across the river, and when we saw- a log coming down we lighted It. It hung so close to the water that the turkeys couldn't get under, and as the log wouldn't stop they had to come ashore. They were so wet they couldn't move, and we just grabted them and wrung their necks. Then wo would slack the line till it fed in the water and the fire went out. ai.d then we would pull it taut again, and wait for the next log, and when we saw it we would light the rope. That night LjlB 1 I o. 3fr Twentieth Century Classics EVERY KANSAN interested in Kansas Litera ture, Kansas History, or Kansas Nature Study, should subscribe for the Twentieth Century Classics. Issued monthly, $1.00 per year, prepaid. The following numbers can be furnished now J. Ironquill Selections 96 pages. 2. James Henry Lane . .128 " 3. Wyandotte Folk Lore 120 4. Birds of Kansas -. . . 152 5. Kansas Poetry 128 " 6. Kansas Prose 152 " 7. Geological Story of Kansas.... 144 " 8. Territorial Governors of Kansas, 144 The best writers of our State have been engaged for futwre . numbers. Send 10c for sample copy, prepaid. Crane & Company, TOPEKA, KAN. PUBLISHERS. WSin you think Of that new you think of Si ElLAfVTS 711 Kansas Avenue. we kilted 897 turkeys in three hours. That's what I call killing turkeys." Xot long ago bids were called for by a board for work to be done on a public building. Topeka bidders all went after it. They figured close. All wanted the contract. The day of the letting one of the bidders went over his fisrures and decided he had bid too low. He raised his bid $100 to be safe. Another bidder heard that an out of town contractor who has a reputation for close bidding was in town. He cut his bid an even $100. That night the bids were opened. The man who won it was the one who had lowered Jnis bid. He was $20 under the out of town man. The man who raised his bid was just $90 higher than the man who lowered his bid, or, in other words, if he had not raised his bid $100 he would have received the contract. "Never change your bid after you have figured it out," said the man who had raised hiB, after the contract was awarded. "I wish I had changed mine," said the man who lost by $20. "I think it is always well to bid just a little bit lower," said the man who won. And those who did not under stand wondered why their views were so much different. GLOBE SIGHTS. f From tbe Atchison Globe. It is fortunate for most people that salaries are not regulated by their use of saw and seen. A woman does not make as much of her troubles as she might unless she speaks of the "iron entering her soul." The laziest man in every country town rides to the depot at least once a day w ith the driver of the hotel 'bus. There seems to be as-little excuse for some people as there is for weeds and bugs; and they are as hard to get rid of. The day after a girl gets her engage ment ring, she goes down town with her mother to look at muslins and embroid eries. When it is necessary to test the sin cerity of a church member's desire to do good, she is sent out to solicit subscrip tions for a church social. When you give a boy a nickel, he us ually reaches for it with his left hand, and his mother says: "Which hand?" and "What do you say?" When a girl is away on a summer va cation, the neighbors watch her lover as severely as they do a widower whose wife has just been laid away. When a woman invites a neighbor to go riding, she usually expects her to hold the horse and mind the children while she goes into the dry goods stores. When the neighbors hear a woman screaming more than usual to her child ren, they know she has just scrubbed the kitchen floor, and they are "tracking it." When good people give a poor woman a loaf of dry bread, they get together and talk about her waste of butter, if she has to toast it in order to be able to eat it. Speaking of honeymoons, an Atchison mother is relating that while her daugh ted was away on one, she sent a tele gram home saying: "I love John, and John loves me.". There is no use talking: Atchison princesses are not appreciated. In the evenings when they put on their royal robes (white dresses and blue sashes) no one comes, so they get together and go down to the library and back. By the time a princess gets back, is it bed time. ' POINTED PARAGRAPHS From the Chicago News. Two weak partners are seldom able to make a business firm. When suspicion enters the door love goes out at the window. Men like to be laughed at for their wit, but not for their folly. No man ever succeeded in making a x- X-X- X- X- X-X-X- X- X- x- X- X- X- popular novel, us. 9 THE FIVE Best Selling Books in July. 'The Reign of Law," Allen. 'Boy," Marie Corelli. "Prisoners of Hope," Johnston. "To Have and To Hold," Johnston. "Redemption of David Corson." Any Book in This List $1.20 net. MOORE BookS(?co. 603 Kansas Avenue. will that was satisfactory to all bis heirs. The man who is given to self-praisa owes an apology to his acquaintancea. The wisdom of the sage is simply the art of concealing his ignorance from others. A polite bachelor alawys give up hla seat in a crowded car to a widow of long standing. If you once get into the habit of telling the truth you will tind it much easier than lying. The real proof of the pudding- is in the state of your health the morning after you have eaten it. A St. Louis man claims to have the lead pencil that Noah used in checking off the animals as they entered the ark. QUAKER REFLECTIONS. FTom the Philadelphia Record. The nautical young man sometimes comes to naught. It seems strange, when you come to think of it, that the watches that run bpst have no legs. Blobbs "He deserted society for tha operatic stage." Slobbs "High-toned, eh?" Blobbs "No; he's a basso." "Turn about is fair play," says the Manayunk Philosopher. "The fellow who kills time will eventually And that time will kill him." Wigg "What an unusual summer this has been." Wagg "Yes; we haven't heard anything about the failure of the Delaware peach crop." No, Maude, dear, the females who are seen going in the "ladiea' entrance" are net always entrancing. This habit will be the death of you yet. "He says he loves me more than tongue can tell," said the dreamy-eyed girl. "What's the matter; is he tongue tied?" snapped the girl with red hair. "Your milk seems to be ell watered." remarked the summer boarder, fa cetiously. "Tain't no such a thing," re torted the farmer landlord; "we don't use well water. We've got a hydrant.' "I don't like the similes in this ghost story," remarked the magazine editor. "Perhaps you can improve upon them." said the author. "I think I can." sai'j the editor; "here you say 'he melted away into thin air.' Why not say 'he melted away like a 50-pound lump of icer " The hot, perspiring days are here, A grief to old and young; The pompadours now lose their pom And bangs will not stay bung!