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THE TOPEKA STATE JOUBNAL, SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 24, 1904. TOPEKA STATE JOtlim BY FRANK P. MAC LENNAK. Entered July 1. 1S75. as second clans matter at toe posioffioe at Topaka. Kan., under the act of congress. VOLUME XXXI No. 305 " TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Daily edition, delivered by carrier. 10 cents a week to any part of Topeka. or suburbs, or at tne same price In any Kan sas towns where the paper has a carrier system. By mall, one year "" J! By mail, tnree months - Weekly edition, one year J Saturday edition of dally, one year.... X-w TELEPHONES. ' Business Office Bell. 107 Business Office Ind: Reporters' Room Bell 5,7 Heporters' Room lt.a- PERMANENT HOME. "Topeka State Journal building. 800 and OS Kansas avenue, corner of Eighth. NEW YORK OFFICE: 211 Vanderbllt Biag. Paul Block. Mgr. CHICAGO OFFICE: 15 Unity Blrig. Paul Block. Mgr. . STJLt X.EABSD "WIHB R2F0F.T CP TSB ASSOCIATED PSSSS. The State Journal Is a member of the Associated Press and receives the full day telegraph report of that great news or ganization for exclusive afternoon publi cation In Topeka. The news Is received In the State Jour nal building over wires for this sole purpose. The winter Is getting; so late a start that it is impossible that it can be a Ion? one. It is not lower railroad rates that is demanded so much as It is fair rates without discrimination' or rebates. The Mormon system of carrying the divorce business into the beyond is to be deprecated. There is enough of it here on earth. The Christmas of the Mikado would Indeed be a merry one if he could wake up in the morning and find Port Arthur in his stocking. Mrs. Chadwick does not peem to be able to open the doors of the Cleve land prison as easily as she opened the doors of Ohio bank safes. It is about time for the admiral of the Baltic fleet to begin to see Jap anese torpedo boats again. The next time he sees them, they are likely to be the real thing. It appears now that lack of proper advertising was not alone responsible for the failure of the World's fair at St. Louis. More than a third of the admissions were free. Instead of wrangling over the selec tion of a United States senator, why can't the New York politicians leave the matter to the legislature as the law contemplates they should do? Xew Mexico and Arizona, which it is proposed to form into a state by the bill now pending In the senate, have a combined area of 235,600 square miles, or a greater extent of territory than have New York, Pennsylvania, Illi nois, Indiana and Ohio- all together. Omaha Bee: Utah boasts that It Is one of the five states in. which no lynchings have taken place In recent years ,but if the testimony adduced is to be believed there would probably have been more lynchings la other states had certain people not lived In Utah. This fact, that the exportation of breadstuffs. which fell in 1894 and 1S95 to one-half the figures of 1902, subsequently recovered and showed In 1898 a total larger than In any pre ceding year, suggests that the low rec ord made in the present year may also be but temporary. Everybody is remembering his friends at this time of the year and be stowing upon them some token of good will but how many are carrying the spirit of the occasion to the extent of ending presents to their enemies? Tet is not that what He for whom to morrow is named, would have done were He in our places? New York World: Thomas W. Law son, whatever may be said of his char acter, methods and purposes. Is finan cially responsible. Those aggrieved at his printed charges would present a better appearance by proceeding Against him under laws which amply cover the case than by threatening a distributor in advance of the distribu tion of the magazine containing those charges. The failure of the Patterson Jury to reach a verdict is hard for the out aider to understand. At this distance It looks as though she killed Caesar Toung or she didn't. If she killed him she must have started out on that fateful morning with the intention to do so. In that case she was guilty of murder. It appears that not one of the jurors believed this, since none favored a finding of murder in the first degree. Why she was not ac quitted is a question that will take Its place among a host of similar ques tions In relation to other cases of like nature. IiOWKU TJI EATER PRICES. The standard price for theatrical at tractions of the highest grade is grad ually being established at one dollar for the parquet seats in New York city as well as in many of the other leading cities of the United States. This seems to be a move In the right direction. Not long ago a. New York manager established a dollar schedule of prices, and soon after others followed until at the present time there are sev ral first class houses playing high class productions In which leading stars are featured, at a dollar schedule of prices. The indications point to a still further extension of this price so as to Include practically all of the New York houses. It seems that for a time the theatrical world underwent the stock watering process which is so well known in the commercial world, whereby values were Inflated. The reaction now seems to be at hand and it will not be surprising if the reaction is far reaching enough to touch all of the out of the way places In the country. Many people are inclined, to believe that a dollar a seat is quite enough to pay to see the average run of high class theatrical productions. It Is of course a matter wherein there is room for dif- ference of opinion, but under ordinary circumstances, it would appear that one dollar is a fair price to pay for what is usually looked upon as the best attrac tions which travel on the road it Is a good price for two hours' amusement. PIPING NATURAL- GAS. Just at present there is a lot of ex citement about the question of piping natural gas out of the southern Kan sas gas fields. It will not last long. The gas will be piped out. Even if it were desirable for the southern part of the state to keep its gas at home, It is offered by a com blnation which It can't beat. The people who are opposed to the piping of gas are in a hopeless minority. All over the state of Kansas are scattered people who own gas wells down in southern Kansas. The gas wells are not worth a cent to them unless they can turn the product into a gas main and have it transported to places where it is In demand. Indications are that the big manufactured gas companies in Kansas City and Topeka are working in harmony with the pipe line people, instead of opposing them, as it was expected they might do. The manufactured gas people expect to use the natural gas in their existing mains. They will make a good profit and con tinue to do business in natural gas un til the supply is exhausted. Then they will be right on the ground ready to resume business in manufactured gas. They are not going to furnish any "sinews" with which to fight the piping of natural gas, because they realize that an alliance with the "enemy" is their only hope of safety. It is probably true, as has been claimed of late, that the people who own the gas wells in southern Kansas, even the resident owners, are In favor of the pipe lines. The ones who are making the fight are the manufactur ers and residents of the towns and cities, who hope to force business to come to them, instead of sending the gas where the business demands it. It is a very natural position for those people to take. No one can blame them for trying to maintain a sort of monopoly on their gas. It is a most valuable asset for a town, and the big pipe line will of course deplete the supply at a rapid rate. For cities situated as Topeka Is situ ated, the pipe line will prove to be a great boon. Gas will be cheap, and will be used to a much greater extent than it is now used, both for lighting and fuel. There Is, however, this danger: if the big main leading out of the gas fields should break or, perchance, be blown up with dynamite after the gas is flowing, the towns and cities de pendent upon that main for gas would be in deplorable condition. It is doubtful whether a sufficient supply of gas could be kept on hand in the city reservoirs to last for more than one or two days; It would take probably two or three days to repair the break, and three days more for the gas to travel from the gas fields to the place of con sumption, after the break was repair ed. The law would have to be con structed to Inflict the most severe pen alties on anyone tampering with the pipe lines. Kansas Borely needs laws which will prevent waste to the gas supply and the forthcoming legislature will surely make such enactments. MR. HOCH'S DILEMMA. E. W. Hoch, governor-elect, is feel ing the first discomforts of official power. He Is overwhelmed with ap plications for positions and this In face of the fact that the number of places at his disposal Is comparatively small ' Mr. Hoch Is famous for his un ruffled disposition. He has been known as a man who could accept any situation no matter how trying with the utmost composure. He is a man who likes to avoid giving offense and if he could give every man In Kansas who voted for him a position there Is no man who would derive more satis faction from such an act than Mr. Hoch. But he is at the place where he must give offense. He hasn't enough positions to supply one-fourth of the applicants. He will not be able to satisfy every one, least of all the applicants themselves. This Is a try ing position for Mr. Hoch but it is one that he will have to meet, a fact which he no doubt understands per fectly. While it Is not the purpose to give Mr. Hoch advice it may be stated broadly that the only safe course open to him is to make appointments with reference to the fitness of the ap plicant and appoint men who are able to give the best service to the state. The fact that a politician supports this or that candidate does not give that person a mortgage on an office and If. as often happens the Job hunter is totally incompetent his ap pointment, while it will give the ap plicant and his Immediate friends sat isfaction, will ultimately bring dis credit to the administration. If Mr. Hoch appoints good and competent men to office the people will be sat isfied, and after all there are more people than politicians. Mr. Hoch could not have made a bet ter start than his appointment of T. A. McNeal as his private secretary. WHERE'S THE SENSE? From the Atchison Globe. A man can understand the folly of deliberately putting his hand In the fire, and holding it there. But somehow he cannot understand the folly of paying his hard-earned money for intoxicants which do him physical and moral In jury. Why la It that a man can understand that it hurts to have a .tooth pulled, but cannot understand that it hurts to drink whisky? Judge Wofford, of the Kansas City criminal court, a few days ago, in sen tencing a young man for getting drunk and stabbing a man, said: "Four-fifths of the time of this court Is taken up with crimes caused by whisky. The greatest evil that now affects this coun try is the abuse of whisky. Every day men are swimming to the penitentiary through whisky." CHRISTMAS TIDE. Our Christmas praise to Thee, O God, For Love personified In Christ the Babe of Bethlehem, In Christ, the crucified. Who greatly lived his life for us And daily showed the Light, That we might know Thee as Thou art. And worship Thee aright. Send Christ anew into the world The Love that maketh whole. Rich gifts of grace divine impart To each awaiting soul. , All that which selfish Is. O God From us this day do take, Thy holy spirit gracious give Our lives enlarged to make. ' Help us this day to realize The Christ in us, though dim; Grant unto us the Joy supreme Of comradeship with Him. The Christmas spirit let us keep Through all the coming year; Whatever life may bring to us Be conscious thou art near. Ella W. Brown. These original lines, the Christmas greeting of one of the best women of Kansas to her friends, tell the real import of the hour. He who asks "Why?" here finds his answer. There Is but one panacea for the ills which come with the turning of each cycle of the clock's hands, and that teems to be that all pervading word. Love. The other day about half a dozen little unkempt girls, all of them apparently poor, stood in front of a Kansas avenue store looking into the window at some ten-cent dolls. The little bright eyes betrayed well enough their heart's- desire. A young lady In passing noticed them. She went inside and bought enough of the little wax baby Images to satisfy the yearning hearts which were outside. The glee of the little girls was rare but the lesson was more rare. Those little girls will know it soon the years will not be long. But the young lady who made them happy, knows it how. This Is but an humble example, but it is not different than the divine love which Christ brought into the world. The Great Saviour loved his fellow men that young lady loved those poor little girls. There is nothing left to men any how but memory. He who toils over against the mountainside has the wounds on his hands healed with the passing of the days, but if his work is poorly done, if he has harmed some man through that day, time only in sinuates Itself deeper into his regrets, and these grow and grow until they become a burden. But a little kind liness, a little act of unselfish devotion to another, a helping hand here or there as you go through your devious paths, is in reality the outcropping of the divine love, of which every man is possessed. "The Christmas spirit let us keep throughout the coming year." With it we will keep sweet memories, heart's-ease, and a permanent under standing of the love of that great Man who walked by the sea of Galilee 2,000 years ago. AN OFFENSIVE FREAK. In choosing the name "Border Ruf fians" a convivial association of resi dents of New York city has shown either ignorance or extreme bad taste, says the Chicago Inter-Ocean. Al though most of the members are said to have come from the southwest, or to have lived there, it is evident that they can hardly comprehend what the name "Border Ruffian" stands for in history and public feeling In the west. When the struggle for Kansas was raging there arose organizations of lawless and criminal adventurers, who sought by theft, pillage, rapine, and murder to decide the political future of Kansas, and to make it a slave ter ritory. These bloody and Infamous men were the Border Ruffians. A few years ago there were still pointed out in the city of Lawrence, Kan., the blackened foundations of houses burned over the heads of wo men and children by the Border Ruf fians. The spot in a vacant lot was shown where a prominent citizen of the town, shot down unarmed by the Border Ruffians, lay all day helpless and apparently dying, while his family was forbidden by armed thugs to give him the slightest aid. The man thus tortured by the Border Ruffians survived to become head of one of the largest mercantile houses in the Missouri valley, and was a living witness a few years ago to what the Border Ruffians were. The cemeteries of all the older towns of eastern Kansas contain the graves of victims of the Border Ruffians. The New Yorkers who have chosen this name for their convivial associa tion appear to be men of some stand ing. Some of them have been Judges, and one mentioned is a scientist in the federal service. Probably they do not understand that the name they have chosen misrepresents the west to the east, and revives in hundreds of families throughout the country griefs and shames they would like to forget. oilier tney are ignorant, or in choosing that name they have Indulged in a most offensive freak. SURRENDER OF THE CONFESSION lTom the Emporia Gazette. The board of directors of Union The- logical seminary, which has been a lead ing theological seminary of the Presby terian cnurcn tor many years, has de cided to surrender the Westminster confession of faith, as a test for preach ers who are graduated from that insti tution. The tendency to make the individual conscience of the believer the final test on matters of right and wrong, is grow ing so fast that no church can check it. Circumstances make right or wrong. There are no absolute rules of conduct. Every act must be Judged by itself and in Its own environment. Conduct is two-thirds of life, if not more. And conduct will be good or bad, according to the moral perception and moral cour age of each man. About the best thing preachers and churches can teach is the doctrine of personal honor and the faith, which may be demonstrated sci entifically, that in the long run, the right prevails. Christ's life as a model for mankind will move the world more and more, as the world grows in intel ligence enough to appreciate the kind of a life Christ led. The story of his life is the sum of all theology. The Westminster confession like confes sions of other ages is good in as much as it helps like scores of confessions of faith that have been made up and aban doned before now in other ages Is good only as it helps the people of certain eras understand what Christ did. When the age outgrows its confession, the confession is abandoned, as scores of confessions have been abandoned. The truth, instead of suffering grows strong er as each old confession is laid aside. A confession of faith is merely a crutch for men to walk to good conduct on. When a man can throw away his crutches, or a generation give up its confession of faith, the faith and the generation have grown stronger. Truth is eternal. Our expression and under standing of truth are matters of time and environment. BRING IT HOME. In an editorial on "Prevailing Moral Standards," the Topeka Capital says: "Even 'the heart of the masses' is sometimes corrupted, in spots. Take what has Just occurred within a week at Boston, for instance. An alderman impersonated an ignorant ward heeler at a civil service examination, passing the examination for him and thus im posing on the government. He was tired and sentenced to a month's serv ice in Jail. And last week while serv ing his sentence he was re-elected by his constituents. That could occur probably only in one of the corrupt wards of a large city. Alderman Harp of Buffalo the other day was acquitted on a charge of boodling, the evidence being so overwhelming that the ver dict is denounced by the newspapers as an 'outrage.' Says the Buffalo Cour ier, 'If in Buffalo Juries cannot be se cured to convict grafters, it should be the league's desire early to learn why a desire that ought to be strengthen ed by the recent miscarriages of Jus tice.' These cannot be called typical instances, except as to the larger cities. But corruption and graft in municipal government could not exist and go on from year to year as they do but for the Indifference of the voters. The corruption in cities which begins at the top, among rich and successful men who ought to be leading lights in their communities, extends downward, and it has a demoralizing influence on all classes of people and on the whole country. It is the glaring evil of our times; a poison that if not checked is capable of extending until moral stan dards are infected among the people." But why does the Capital go so far from home and pick such insignificant officials for its illustrations? Does it not remember a state official of Kansas who was recently re-elected to the most responsible financial office In the state, even after it had been proven that he had committed embezzlement by loaning $123,000 of the state's money entrusted to his keeping to a private Individual to carry through a shady bond deal to the detriment of the state? Even after thousands of dollars of shortages had been traced to his door, concerning one of which the Capital, his friend. Itself said that It was up to Kelly to produce the mys terious A. R. Brown, else the public would be Justified in believing him a thief and A. R. Brown ha3 never been produced? Even after the peo ple of his home county have repeated ly repudiated him, believing him to be corrupt, a belief that Kelly justified by paying back to the county over $1,300 which he had taken from it while county clerk paying it back . when confronted with -the positive evidence of his crime? Why did not the Capital use this illustration of its point? Possibly be cause "corruption begins among rich and successful men who ought to be the leading lights of their communi ties." To be sure, the "prevailing moral standard" in Kansas is not so low as it may seem, for the majority of the voters In Kansas did not cast their ballots for Kelly In the recent election, but Inasmuch as many thousands fail ed to vote for his opponent, Kelly was elected. The- Buffalo instance of the miscarriage of Justice is not more glar ing than the case of T. T. Kelly, who escaped the consequences of his Miami county crimes because of the statute of limitations, and who now seems to have so much power over the attorney general of the state that the latter officer will not prosecute him, even though he has the positive evidence of the shortages In the state treasury. McNEAIi FOR SECRETARY. From the Emporia Gazette. Governor-elect Hoch has made a wise choice in picking T. A. McNeal, editor of the Topeka Mail and Breeze, for private secretary to the governor, and though the selection of McNeal is probably only a temporary affair, it will throw the new governor dur ing the really critical weeks of his administration with a man of sound Judgment, of absolute honesty, and unquestioned courage7 In addition to this, McNeal has that fine and saving sense of humor which will save a hundred bad situations. No other man in Kansas is so thoroughly equipped to guide the new governor over the dangerous shoals that stand in front of him during the early part of his administration as Tom McNeal. The fact that he is using rather high grade talent for the secretary ship will not of course affect McNeal. He and all the people of Kansas know that he will some day come into a place in the service of this state where those talents will have all the honor due them, and Just now it is duty, and not honor, that he is seeking. QUAKER REFLECTIONS. From the Philadelphia Record. Always increases The dude's trousers. Some blondes are ox-eyed and some are peroxide. Silence is something more eloquent than a sermon. Some men's minds are storehouses and others are junk shops. It is quite possible to grow sadder without growing any wiser. Sometimes the best marksmen fail when they try to shoot crap. It doesn't nay in .iie end to get to the Tront by fjotng back on your friends. The trouble with a bore is that he never comes to the point. You can drive a hors3 even to a brew ery wagon, but you can't make him drink. French people are generally fast, but that's no reason why French clocks should be. There Is plenty of room at the top even for the fellow who hasn't an idea in his head. Hoax "Ugllcuss might be good looking but for one thing." Joax "What's that?" Hoax "His face." ' "The poet is born," remarked the Wise Guy. "Yes, but he seldom gets an easy berth." added the Simple Mug. Our good intentions make us bold; We think each one a gem; And surely they should ne'er grow cold, If hell is paved with them. To some people Peg's Christmas would have been anything but a pleas ant one and the memory of it would be a nightmare but to Peg it was different. It was "his Christmas" that brought him more than he had in the world before friendship. It happened in western Kansas in the early eighties. Two days before Christ mas the wind blew a gale, the snow and sleet was driven before the wind and the prairies of the short grass country were swept by one of the fierc est blizzards that ever brought suffering to the settlers of the early days. Peg was far from town before the blizzard was thought of. The weather was balmy, as prairie weather can be Just before the storm. The herds of cattle, so soon to be lying stark and frozen on the wind swept prairie, were grazing peacefully as unmindful of the fate in store for them; as unmindful as was Peg for the cruel suffering that was to be his. Peg had drifted Into the year before. He was homeless and friend less and he remainded so. He was a queer fellow. He wanted friends, but he was odd and as he spoke more Ger man thanEnglishhedid not make friends rapidly. He was poor. He did not own a good saddle, nor a good pinto pony, nor a broad brimmed hat, nor fine high heeled boots, not silvered spurs. He was simply a nobody, but having these re quirements to pass him into short grass society in the early days so he was looked upon as a rank outsider and when he followed cattle on a borrowed clay bank crowbarit and a second hand army saddle he was nothing but an outcast. Life in western Kansas on the cattle ranges, was lonesome enough in those early days with friends, but without friends . The blizzard grew in Intensity. By 3 o'clock in the afternoon, two days be fore Christmas, the snow was drifting and the wind was cutting like a knife. Peg, on his borrowed pony, made for an old shack of a house. He reached there before dark. He did not have food and the fuel in the house was scarce. He sat up all night keeping the fire going. He used all the fuel and when the day before Christmas came the blizzard had reached its height, the thermometer was some 20 degrees be low zero, and Pag had burned all the rickety chairs, the table, the loose boards of the floor. By noon of the day before Christmas he "had used all the floor for fuel and still he was cold. There was nothing to do but strike out for town 12 miles away. His pony had drifted with the wind along with the cattle .driven before the blizzard and was gone. Vesr floundered around for a while in the snow and did not make much headway. He was cold and then quietly that soothing numbness that comes with gradual freezing stole over him. He sank down and soon he was" warm, so warm and comfortable. He had not felt so good since the storm started. When the blizzard had abated some what a rancher who was working his way to town saw something stick ing out of a drift of snow. It was a shoe. Behind that shoe was a foot, a leg and a man. Peg was found. It was hours be fore he was gotten to town and it was a wonder he was alive. There was just a spark of life In him and it was gradually fanned into a flame. Peg lived but when the doctors got through with him he was minus the ends of his two lees and half of one arm. The people felt sorry for him. They didn't know what his German name was. They didn t Care. He had been an outcast, to be sure, but he needed sympathy and he needed it more than anyone else in the community. He also needed a pair or peg legs, Tne grocer on the corner started the work bv promising the new legs for Peg. A rancher gave a pony, although it looked doubtful if Peg could ever use it except to a buggy. The harness maker gave a saddle and bridle. The shoemaker promised a pair of boots, if boots were any use on cork feet. The hardware man gave the best pair of spurs he had and threw in a brace of Colts. The proprietor of the cloth ing emporium gave the biggest hat he had and a suit of clothes. When Peg came to and opened his eyes Christmas night all these gifts were piled in the room in front of his bed all but the pony, which couldn't very well be brought into the room, and the cork legs which had to come from the east. But more than the presents to Peg were the people there in the room looking at him with kindly, pitying glances and all wishing him a Merry Christmas. Most men who had lost two legs and an arm would not have felt merry. Peg felt that he had lost a good deal but he had gained more. He pulled through and lived to wear the hat, the boots, the spurs, the clothing and the cork legs and to ride the pony. He is living today in western Kansas and is well to do. He has had opportunity to help all who helped him, and others too, and he has never failed to be the first to offer assistance and friendship where assistance and -friendship were needed. Peg says that Christmas was the greatest day of his life, to what is left of him. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago News. It takes more than nine men to make a fashionable tailor. A suburb by any other name would be just as difficult to reach. A woman is apt to exaggerate about ev erything but her age. Never try to dictate to a woman unless she is your stenographer. A woman isn't necessarily a good cook because she roasts her neighbors. Did it ever occur to you that most of the men who drink to excess are married? A pretty girl says many a young man who knows where to stop doesn't know when to go. Good advice is well enough in its way, but a hurgry man can't make a satisfac tory meal of it. The sayings and doings of many a mar ried man depend altogether upon the kind of a wife he has. Does that woman live who can drive & lazy horse without slapping it with the lines about every ten feet? When you're broke the girls are shy. They turn and fly as you coma nigh. Brace up. old man: show some pluck: Take Rocky Mountain Tea; it'll change your luck. Gatlia Drug Co. THE PLAYER'S CHRISTMAS. I. In happier climes for luckier men while Carols wjeo n da. And sleeping folk are roused by "Walts'1 with Christmas roudelay, For us a pounding Poiter at the peace ful hour of thiee Raucous bawling "Git ep quick, the 'bus won s wait on troopers!' See?" II. Oh, the frost is on the tree tops and the snow is in the dU! (It's a shame we left our rubbers at the "Lake View Grand Hotel!") But all the joys that poets sing and poetasters rhyme Are lost in wandering if the tram will reach Podunk "on time." I III. While children of the older growth their yonker's antics view, And in baby frolics sharing their lost fable-faith renew; While peace of home and mirth of feat are found on every hand. We've the dank insult called dinner in a western one night stand. 1 While your yule log's (or your anthra cite's, or gas stove's) cheery flame (If your "local habitation's" one that's worthy of the "name,") If in mansion (or in "chambers," or con gested flat) you dwell. Make all mankind feel the magic of the joyous Christmas spell; While your table groans (or murmurs) with its (more or less) display. The mummer's mixing grease paint for the Christmas matinee. v Oh, lords of hearts and dames of homes. Whose Joy of zhts time speaks. In the ringing of your laughter, in the holly of your cheeks; 'Twixt the oysters and the coffee let a tearful toast be drunk To the Player's poor penates in the top- tray oi urn trunx. By Wilton Lackaye. THE CHRIST. Written for the State Journal by W. A. mcjvcever, xaannattan, n.an.j I. Out of infinity, Born from eternftv. Came once a child from the Father above. WW m tne manger. Ha Lay where great destiny Named him forever the Savior of Love. II. Child of immensity, Sent to show vmt nA m How that we too may be saviors of men; .oiiiuing- me oroKen neart. Breaking the bonds apart. Bidding the downcast start upward again, I ill. Deep as infinity. Broad as eternity. Great as immensity, being of mine! I am the life, the way; I am the Truth today; I am the Love for aye, perfect, divine. JAYIIAWKEK JOTS. Concordia liquor is shipped to town la beled "crockery." We are all hoping to be gifted people Two plasterers in a street fight at Cha nute mixed up thoroughly. Great Bend has nine churches and an. cording to Carrie Nation, almost as many A story comes out of Cloud county about a young man being nearly devoured uy wolves. It may or may not be a white Christmas In Topeka, but thank the Lord it won't ue a Diue one. The Eureka Herald force have lost their spectacles, but they continue to get out tb guuu paper, nevertneiess. A Fredonia glass factory secures its sand from Klondike. They might have suue iu mrs. inaawicK or lAwson. Eureka has written Santa Claus to give them a gas well, a new opera house and a scneme to get Main street paved. An abandoned livery stable is to be turn ed into a skating rink. The hay mow will ue utilized as a gallery ror spectators. The fellow who out in the niirht rnhhlm the Soldier depot to secure 64 cents might ueiier nave spent niteen minutes or so nusKing corn. Two of the finest white turkeys ever seen m tjoneyviue were hanging in. front of a local butcher shop this week. They were dressed. Why go to Cuba? Roses are blooming uuiuwrs in souinnrn nansas and a Jan uary game of football is announced for ArKansas (jity. The stork has visited an Overbrook cow twice within two weeks and the owner is wondering if it's going to be a case of perpetual motion. The Beloit farmer who has gone to Jail in preference to oavine: a divorce unit costs will at least get out of building in C3 iuca UVllU 111 Ul 111H2J. Medicine Lodge has a character who promenades the streets In his shirt sleeves when other men are wearing overcoats and the mercury is down to 10 below. Walt until after Governor-elect - Hoch attempts to settle the quarrel between southeast Kansas gas factions, then, in- aeea, win ne wisn mmseil back to Grigs by's station. GLOBE SIGHTS. From the Atchison Globe. Things never go right. Don't ex pect it. Some people ask for Christmas presents. A letter is all right. In Its way; but a telegram is the real thing. Church White and Bill Bowen tell good stories, but they don't like to listen to them. "I have sense enough to quit smoking, but I haven't nerve enough." Drake Watson. People never expect much of news papers during the holidays; and they are seldom disappointed. Nothing seems to die harder than the superstition that a woman can make candy cheaper than she can buy it. We can't abolish the Xmas cus tom; we're going to quit trying. The more we fuss, the more they write it Xmas. It always pleases us to hear that a boy is "getting along." Boys are ! abused so much, and so many times unjustly. j Oh, well. It is possible to outgrow a trouble: now we no longer worry that Santa Claus can't get here if there is no snow. There Is one similarity between the real Santa Claus and the pretended; no one pays any attention to either of them on Christmas day. When you read of a baby being born on a street car or on a train, you can at least be grateful to your own mother for having had better Judg ment. Possibly you think the Globe is running too much advertising. Re member that every advertisement con tains the word Christmas, and be merry. An Atchison woman not only has nervous prostration, but is Screaming with terror; she accidentally gave away to a child the fact that there Is no Santa Claus. She fears she will Never Be Forgiven.' After all, was the Spartan lad who said nothing when the fox gnawed at his vitals, so brave? Hadn't he stolen it? Hasn t every one in his days suf fered for a sin without a groan, when if it had been an honest ache, the whole town would have heard him? Holiday Rates via Mlsourl Pacific Railway. The rate will be one fare plus 50 cents, except between points where rate of one and one-third fares is less with minimum of 60 cents. Dates of sale December 24, 26, 26 and 31 and January 1 and 2, limited to January 4. To Move, or to Store Your Goods TRY US Phone 320 Topeka Transfer and Storage Co. 406 East Sixth Street Id iss goot for Touega dot Cadging Cassie dit nodt light on id. Efen a negero bum mlt der cbeabest kind ut a forgery can flam-fllm Topega. Cassie vould haf sviped der chande-loo-er oudt uf der au dytorum und den borrowed der ding-dong wagon from Cheef Stahl to haul id avay mit. Pecoollar, alndt id, vod fools some beoples iss? Eferybody iss fools but you und me, und somedlmes you iss. As a frlendt I ask you dis: Sposink I vas earning along, una you und your vlfe vas earning, too, along, und sposink a gob uf snow hit me py der eye und makes me vink at your vlfe uf dls should happen, do you sposink vould be all right und fair fer you to kick me und svat me on der head mlt a basket uf Chrismas junk? Dere iss some us us hard-ups vot al mosd vlsn ve vas a Chlnymans, so ve could go on der fairsd uf der year oudt, und py simbly shootlnk ourself on der neck, seddle all uf our debts. Goot liddle kids haf been alvays told dot Sandycluss vondt fergedt dem pecaus dey iss poor, budt uf der vash-laty's kid viU egsamine closely he vill discofer dot dere iss more as thlrdy cendts difference bedween der toy he gedts und der von vlch came to Chimmie Vilson, across dar streedt. Mr. Ferrand-Cunningham seems to haf peen a ladies' man, und had lots uf f e- male friendts, but hiss mad Infaduatloa fer a automebeel -as der strongesdt. He vas simbly carried avay mit id. Dere iss going to be a radical dufference bedween dis lechislacher und der laad von. Id iss dls: A dufferent bunch uf spoilers vill connect mlt der spoils. Id's der night pefore Chrlsmus, Und all trough my flat Nod a critter iss Stirling Agsepting a rat. Dor stofe-plpe iss oben Und so iss my face. Vile I dream uf der green-fields Uf soma oder biace. REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR. From the New York Press. J The man with a grievance is a grlevaM to others. A woman can forget more rears than she ever had. It is hardly ever worth while to know more than the man you want to like you. The only man who is willing to admit he did not predict the result of the elec tion is the one who got beaten. When you guess right In a political campaign you are a great leader; when you guess wrong a deposed boss. A girl thinks she Is having a flirtation when she sticks her umbrella into a man's eye trying to get on a street car. Don't tie the top of your jelly and preserve Jars Id the old fashioned way. 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