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tope: . PAILY STATE-JOURNAL. UOITD AY. NIGHT. i W A S 1 ATij J v L It j ALa EY FRANK P. MAC 1XNXAN. Istntetl tor Every Day In the Tear. (S.ntered July 1. 3WS. second e!ui tra?ttr at the pcatoffice at Tcpeka. ICan. ni'fr tha fcct of con graaa.) VOLUME XXXII ...No. 317 OflicinI Paper City of Tcpelca. OiTidal Paper Kansas State Iteration Women's Cluba. TER1I3 OF SCESCRT.PTION. Week 1 Edition mid Edition ior Sun day Morning to Cents Per Week Everywhere City. Town or Country. TELEPHONES. " Easiness Office Bell 1W Business Office l"c- 1OT Reporters' Koom Bell 6(7 i-ieporters' Room In f rank P. MacLsnnan Ir.a- " i lXt LEASED WIRE KF.POBT OP THE ASSOCIATE! PRESS EVERY WEEK DAY AND PUBLISHERS I'REh? REPORT ON SATCKPAY NIGHT I-OR THE EDITION' FOR BUXPAY MORNING. The State Journal !s a member of the Associated Press and receives the full day telegraph report of that great news or ganization for exclusive evening publi cation In Topeka. The B'ata Journal receives for exclusive Publication the leased wire report of tn Publishers' Press for the edition for Sun Cay morning;. The news is received In the State Jour nal building over wl?es for this sole pur pose. , Of what practical use is an insur ance president anyway. Wonder if the czar got a nice, fat Isomb in his Christmas stocking. Netr York's superintendent of In surance is also having a hard time explaining some things. If Mr. Roosevelt wishes to under take a real reform, why doesn't he try to abolish these Christmas . shopping rushes? Among others who did not receive a Jitile Christmas reminder from Sen ator Burton today was Senator Bailey of Texas. You w'ill notice that millionaires never endow theaters. Some of them do the next thing, however. They marry actresses. George Dewey and Lillian Russell were married out in central Kansas last week, but there was no actress scandal connected with it. - Things do not seem as calm and peaceful between the city attorney and some of the councilmen as they should at this glad Christmastide. The anthracite coal strike next year really won't make so much difference to Topeka. If Mr. Baer shoves up the price we can bum natural gas. Senator Bailey says no senator be lieves there are more than four dis honest members of the United States senate. Who are the other three? Odell charges that Roosevelt and Higglns are trying to wreck the Re publican party of New York. Odell evidently considers himself the Repub lican party. The Chicago Tribune, in Its opposi tion to public ownership, advances this: "Public ownership of lead pen cils has been tried in a Kansas school and found to be n. g." Very likely the senate will play to standing room only oh the day that Senator Spooner shows his new col league, Senator LaFollette, the sena torial ropes. If it comes to a vote in the senate on the question of expelling the senior senator from Kansas, the country will watch with interest the way the sen ators from New York vote. It is said that Admiral Togo will come to this country next year with a fleet, just for a friendly call. If he will sail up the Kaw to Topeka we will try to show him a real good time. The Phillipsburg Dispatch thinks it is about time the newspapers quit paragraphing the insurance presidents. That's so. They have had about all the free advertising they are entitled to. One of the Christmas presents sche duled for a Junction City boy today is a Colorado burro. It reached Junc tion a day or two ago and when it was unloaded from the train it attracted as much attention as a swell circus. Perhaps Mr. Harriman was hinting to Mr. Ryan that he would like to have a nice fat life insurance com pany in his Christmas stocking, but it's pretty safe to say he didn't get it. Whoever first called Chauncey De pew a "peach" knew what he was talk ing about. And Judging from the way Chauncey is hanging on to that seat in the senate he is one of the cling variety. Since the live stock show in Chi cago, the Tribune there has become so enthusiastic over shows of live things that it thinks a live burglar show would prove highly popular, if it could be given in conveniently ar ranged cells. Goner Davies: The Topeka Journal inquiries: By the way do those Rus sian rioters kiss one another before starting a riot? Well, we don't know about that, but we do know that if we had to kiss the best looking Russian we ever saw, there would be a riot started right oft. Ellis Garten solemnly affirms that a Gray county cow has adopted a litter of pigs. She first formed an attach ment with only one of them, but after wards fell in love with the whole bunch, making as much fuss over them bs over a young calf. Perhaps she had reen some society woman with a pet X-oodla. THE CATTLEMEN'S DEFENSE. vnne not mentioning his own case or referring to it in any way, Sen ator Fred Dumont Smith takes occa sion to present. In the last issue of his paper, the Kinsley Mercury, the de fense of the cattlemen who have been Indicted in connection with the land cases in western Kansas. He says: "The long and strong arm of the federal government Is just now after some of the cattlemen in Stevens and Morton counties. Some ten or twelve of them are under indictment for illegally fencing government land. Practically, they do not deny this but they allege in defense that the neces sities of the country compelled them to- use this vacant land, or leave the country and abandon their homes. That they could not afford to fence and water single holdings. Dealing with the only class of cattle that suited the country they must hold a sufficient number, not less than a thousand head, to afford to employ help to look after them. To fence a single quarter or even a section and put a watering plant on it was too expensive. They could only exist by fencing in large tracts, the greater portion of which they owned, but scattered through which were here and there tracts of government land. By so doing they were enabled to handle herds that made them a little money, not much, and the title of 'cattle barons' applied to them is as absurd as to call a Kan sas congressman a duke. No one wanted these lands, it. is not claimed that any intending settler was ever ex cluded from them, or any just object of the homestead law infringed upon, it was a mere technical violation of a statute that had served its purpose long ago. Not only that but It is claimed and can be proven, that agent after agent of the interior department who visited that section and knew the situation, promised : them that they should have ample notice before their fences were cut. That they should not be disturbed until settlers desired the lands. W'orking under that agree ment they continued their industry, the only one of which the country was capable, and now without notice or warning they are indicted, charged with a serious offense, and face the chances of fine and imprisonment. Not only that but such papers as the To peka Capital denounce them as crim inals, land grabbers and perjurers. Their claim of protection in their busi ness Is scoffed at and they are held up as examples of the Mitchell-Herman type of land grabbers. The whole matter is an outrage, an attempt to brand the best citizens of that country as outlaws and robbers, and the gov ernment of the United States is in mighty small business, when it ignores the stupendous land frauds in Kansas and lays its heavy hands on these sturdy settlers who have been main taining their homes under the most ad verse circumstances and by the only course possible." Senator Smith makes a strong de fense on the premises he lays down, but there is this trouble with his premises: The most flagrant offenders among the "best citizens" and "sturdy settlers" who have been indicted by the grand jury', are rich residents of other sections. They do not even live in Kansas, but hire others to do their work for them. Another noticeable feature about Senator Smith's defense is that what is "a mere technical violation" of an obsolete statute when the "sturdy set tlers" committed it, becomes "a serious offense" when the grandj jury charges them with committing it. But that is only natural, of course. THE CASE OF IIUJIMEL. It is an encouraging sign that a New York lawyer, guilty of corruption, has been summarily convicted and sentenced to punishment for his wrong-doing. And he was by no means one of the "small fry." On the contrary he was recog nized as one of the leading attorneys of New York, a man of great prominence in certain lines of litigation. District Attorney Jerome said that "Abe" Hummel had been a menace to the law-abiding people of New York for twenty years. He was sharp and shrewd, but like too many attorneys, he was not over-scrupulous in his methods of winning his cases nor deal ing with his clients. At last he was caught in his dishonest practices and is now facing a term in prison and a heavy fine. An attorney is, in theory, an officer of the court. That is why he is "ad mitted to the bar." Theoretically he is supposed to aid the court in arriving at a correct opinion and in dispensing justice. In the practice of law it is cus tomary for attorneys to present to the court all the facts and legal opinions on the side of their respective clients, and when ail the facts and arguments are before it the court renders its de cision. But this is theory; and with too many lawyers it is only theory. Their practice, like that of "Abe" Hummel, is entirely different. They resort to tricks and subterfuges to gain a point. They will do anything for a fee, not only defeating the ends of justice in the courts, but also accepting commissions from oppressive trusts or dishonest in dividuals to secure or defeat legislation in law-making bodies. Such lawyers are not indigenous to New York alone; they exist in almost every community. Many are of small Importance, but there are others who, like "Abe" Hummel, have achieved prominence. It is these prominent at torneys who resort to dishonest prac tices, who are the greatest menace, for they set the example which the lesser lights follow. It is therefore encouraging that the courts of New York have set about rais ing the standard of legal ethics. It is to be hoped that the good work will be carried forward until the legal profes sion once more approaches the high standard that should belong to it. There are, it is true, many lawyers who would scorn to do anything not strictly honor able and who would not touch a fee tainted in the least with corrup.ion and injustice, but there are also ethers. WHY THE DIFFERENCE. A week or so ago William Allen White reached over the boundary line and took a few chips in the congres sional game that is going on in . the Second district. Mr. White took occa sion to give a few brief words of ad vice to W. R. Stubbs, telling him to make up with Henry "Allen Instead of fighting him so bitterly. One of Mr. Stubbs' alleged organs at Lawrence replied for Mr. Stubbs, intimating that that gentleman is on a pedestal so high and lofty that he could not think of being friendly to a political sinner like Hemy Allen. It is recalled, however, that Mr. Stubbs supported Tom Kelly with all his might only a few months ago, al though admitting privately that Kelly was not straight. As it is somewhat difficult to harmonize that with the po sition he is now attempting to main tain on a lofty pedestal of political purity, Mr. White writes the follow ing in the Emporia Gazette: "The esteemed Lawrence Journal swells its shirt front with pride, and replies to the Gazette that Stubbs would not make friends with Henry Allen and help Allen to the congress man because he is unfit for the job of congressman. The Lawrence Journal chestily declares that the time for that kind of thing is past. Let us fondly hope that it is past. Let us fondly hope that when Stubbs made a deal looking to the nomination of Tom Kel ly, whom he knew to be an improper person, and whose money Stubbs took to nominate Hoch let us hope when Stubbs did that he learned his lesson. And yet at that time Mr. Stubbs was professing his complete political re generation and redemption and his complete purification from all sin, when he joined up with Tom Kelly just as he is now. The Gazette ad mires Stubbs, and believes he is hon est, but his friends have a way of making statements about him that make him appear a very cheap hypo crite. "Everyone in Kansas knows that Henry Allen is far superior to Tom Kelly, with whom Stubbs allied him self for political purposes. And Stubbs would probably frankly say so. The Gazette does not believe that Stubbs should support Allen for congress: but he should treat him decently, and make it possible to get Allen's support for Scott if Scott is nominated, or make it possible for Stubbs to support .Allen if Allen is nominated, without eating too much dirt. "Far be it from the Gazette to as sume to dictate wisdom to the child of the sun; but simply as a worm of the dust who sees but little light, it does seem to the Gazette, so long as the subject has been opened again by a defender of the prophet, that if Stubbs could afford- to make a political alliance with a dishonest man for a worthy end: he can afford to emit quar reling with an honest man for an equally worthy purpose." JOUiaUL ENTRIES Governor Penny-packer is mad because his picture was printed in a Philadelphia paper, but if you ever saw Governor Pennypacker you wouldn't blame him. One of the sorest troubles of the aver age small boy this morning was that his stocking wasn t half large enough. m m Bill Doolittle is limping today. "Had my leg pulled so hard - last -wee,'"' "he explained. Another good thing about 25-cent gas: It isn't so hard on the pocketbook of the man who has three daughters with steadies. A week from today will be a good time for the railroads to again resolve to abolish the rebates they don't give. m Nick Longworth's crimes are findine him out. It has been discovered that he plays the fiddle. a a Better be practicing on writing it 1906. J AY HA WKER JOTS The lid appears to be sliding off at Salina again. At least it is claimed that a big black snake was discovered up there recently. Jewell county is planning a b' wolf hunt on New Year's day to eliminate the coyotes. It will cover ten or twelve square miles. James Allen, of Cimarron, raised $200 worth of watermelons in his garden this summer. Cimarron, you remember, is away out in the shortgrass country. A Smith county man found six dead steers in his herd one morning last week, and he can't figure out the cause. They had been running in the stalks for two weeks, but had apparently been all right till they died. Wamego has captured a horned rab bit the first one that has been discov ered for several years. The Times thinks it is quite as interesting as the four-legged fish or the cinder beetle of the shortgrass country. GLOBE SIGHTS. From the Atchison Globe. Than Slimmer hppansp in n-inlnr tvA., don't look so thin. Yon mav still h vnnnw v..,f j .v. kJ IJ L JUl fripnHs rlnn't thinlr crt if . . red flannels and coal for Christmas. This is the gratitude a man gets for what he cives his -u-ifo chn what on earth possessed him to buy X Iltl t. Thprp arp enme. ncnnu ...i , carry cheerfulness so far that they ..uum "tiuai.u puiiusopny irom the rat in a trap. There seem trt b D(nnn ...i --- - --- - - " uLaaiuUB Wlltfll it is improper to mention the cost: At a funeral, and when on a honeymoon. The combination of wealth and gen erosity In a bachelor uncle beats this fairy godmother business by a thou sand miles. Whpn it is rtrnrtaA - - --- -i v o. mar ried a rich man, how critical people are of hpr clothes tho fire- Hm. , v. nullity home after her marriage! In every hen yard there is one hen that all the others pick on. Same way in every family: There is one member mat me unlets unite in aisiiKlng. It is a eood idea to lav in cn.i a .-t-i. of patience upon arising every morning "i ii win not dc exnaustea when the egg is over-inea at Dreaktast. Perhaps one reason married men away from home try to pass off as single is that they want to kei he Blow from the women as long as possibl. . .... The only difference between a man's Christmas buying and a woman's is that a woman takes six weeks to get her friends what they don't want, and a man takes six minutes. Pint tpae ai.-l . . i . - ' - .. ' i woe luncilfons having had their day, an . Atchison nuiuaij- iiaB otriii. JliVlianonS out to a Snnttpri Tea a n th,c?A t " v. "..j "'" iivl invited say that means there win be spots oa the i-ium( as usual F - i I KANSAS COMMENT SANTA CLAUS. Santa Claus never grows old. His hair was white many years ago, but he has drunk at the fountain of perpetual youth and his heart is forever young. His radiant face smiles in childhood's happy dreams, and his name is on the lisping lips of little babes. From mystic lands he comes, with jingling bells, and little children shout their welcome. The laughter of his voice ripples on the wind and when the night is come they put their little faces to the window pane and peer into the dark that perchance they might see him passing by. And the old man too finds joy in the coming of this saint of Christmas Time. The grandchild on his knee listens open-eyed to the old tale he tells again of the reindeer and the sleigh and the bursting pack, and the old man's heart grows young again to see the clapping of dim pled hands. And yet regardless of the joy and happiness he brings, some folks of crabbed soul declare there is no San ta Claus. There is no Santa Claus? Oh, ye of little faith! The man alone who looks but on the cold and sombre side of life; for whom reality consists but in the things that he can grasp with sordid hands, will say there is no Santa Claus. There 13 a Santa Claus, and to those whose hearts are tuned to catch the music of the world his friendship is a great delight. And so he comes again with laughter and with cheer and the world is brighter for his coming. Marion Record. ENFORCINGPROHIBITION. Gradually the prohibition law is weav ing itself into mosquito tight meshes and the defendant and the witness must know something and answer intelligent ly and fully just the same as in any other lawsuit. Time was when the wit ness could get funny or smart or idiotic. It was fashionable to laugh with or at such witness; he was more or less of a hero. Now it is changed. There is not much monkeying, very little more than in ordinary suits. The other day over in Ottawa county the owner of the building in which a joint had been con ducted was a witness and was asked to whom he rented the building. The witness refused to answer the question on the constitutional grounds" that it might incriminate himself. Judge Rees held that the question must be answer ed. And he did answer. Another judge down in the southeast gets a list of government licenses, turns if over to the sheriff, and there is not a joint in that district. The time is near when the prohibition law can be enforced by any set of officers who so intend. It can then be enforced also by a mere handful of determined citizens. Clay Center Times. o A WARNING. Half a dozen merchants in this town have notices in the paper this week to call in and settle up before the first of the year. Unless some of you fellows come in and square your accounts on the books of this paper we may be writ ing this column next week on the inside of the county jail. Washington Repub lican Register. OLD KIND TAKEN. A new fonn of money order has been Introduced by Uncle Sam. ' However, until further notice we will not refuse any old kind of money orders. Belle ville Telescope. TRAIN WRECKING. If all said about them should be true, yet 'corporations ate -angels of "mercy and .goodness ;beside.. the nian who will wreck a train and thus endanger the lives of hundreds of innocent people to get revenge upon the railroad for fan cied or real Injuries. In England and other European countries the roads are so guarded that train wreckers have no chance to commit such murderous out rages. It is coming to that in this coun try. The losses occasioned by accidents caused by train wrecks and other causes which careful guarding would prevent would more than pay the guards. Holton Recorder. FROM OTHER PENS FLEAS AND PNEUMONIA. Rats carry plague, mosquitoes yellow fever, bedbugs scrofula, and now the flea is dispensing pneumonia. That means we should have less pneumonia if we washed our unwashed. The rela tion between flea bite us and phlebitis Is undetermined. Brooklyn Eagle. SHARPS. A movement is on foot in New Jersey to disbar "sharp" lawyers who try by dragging in foolish technicalities to thwart the ends of justice. This is en couraging. The sharp" lawyer is a costly luxury, and it is time to abolish him. Chicago Record-Herald. o LIKES THE LIMELIGHT. Fearing the papers were beginning to neglect him, the sultan dons his coat of mail and stops an assassin's bullet. The bullet-proof coat is a fiction we have always with us. Pittsburg Gazette. o A NEW BEATITUDE. Blessed be the man or woman whose Christmas bounty reaches out toward lonely, obscure and unfortunate folk. Not all of them are poor. The Congre gationalism BETWEEN THE MILLSTONES. The protest of Korea against being swallowed by Japan recalls a remark by Mr. Howells. He was asked during the war, whether he sympathized with Japan or with Russia. He replied: "I sympathize with Korea." New York Evening Post. A HIT AT CONGRiLSSME? Apparently, it would be an easier mat ter to enforce discipline at Annapolis if the underground wires at Washing ton were cut. Philadelphia Inquirer. DISCIPLINE AT ANNAPOLIS. If the power of the nation cannot pre vent fist fighting and hazing in a school whose students are educated and sup ported at public expense, how can schools dependent on students who pay for their education expect to enforce or der and honor. Boston Herald. PEONAGE. A tale of white peonage comes from Mississippi which enforces the old lesson that a community which tolerates op pression of the black man opens the way to oppression of the white man. Cruelty and tyranny are no respectors of color. New York Tribune. o A GOOD EFFECT. Thanks to the insurance investiga tion there is no hesitation in nipping in the bud anything that contains the pos sibility of financial scandal. Those Chi cago banks selected an in opportune mo ment for straining their credit. Wash ington Star. o TO THE-'RIGHT LAWYER! All it cost the Bankers' Life to get a good "atmosphere" at Albany was a 12.000 fee to the right lawyer. But, of course, the Bankers' was a very small company. Chicago Record-Herald, , CHRISTMAS TREASURES. I count my treasures o'er with care A little toy that taby knew, A little sock of faded hue, A little lock of golden hair. Long years ago this Christmas-time My little one my Ml to me Sat, robed in whitf upon my knee, And heard the merry Christmas chime. "Tell me, my little goldn-head. If Santa Claus should come tonight. What shall he bring my baby bright. What treasure for my boy?'- I said, And then he named the little toy. While in his round and truthful eyes There came a look of glad surprise That spoke his trustful, -jhiUlish joy. And, as he lisped his ev'ninr prayer. He asked the boon with baby gra'e. And, toddling to the chicnnev-plaee, He hung his little stocking there. That night, as lengthening shadows crept; I saw the white-winged angels come With music to our humble home, And kiss my darling as he slept. They must have heard that baby prayer, For in the morn, with glowing face. He toddled to the chimnev place And found the little treasure there. They came again one Christmas-tide, That angel host, so fair and white. And, singing all the Christmas night, They lured my darling from my side. A little sock, a little tov. A little lock of golden hair. The Christmas music on the air, A watching for my baby boy. But if again that angel train And golden-head come back to me. To bear me to eternity. My watching will not be in vain. Eugene Field. A Srrioker's Mistake. Smokers have heard much, in these days of microbes, of the disinfecting powers of the fumes of tobacco; so much, indeed, that the practice of blowing a whiff of cigar smoke into the speaking bell of the telephone to discourage any germs that may be lurking there has become a pretty gen eral habit. One frequent user of the 'phone, however, is only now recovering from the lesson which taught him, a few weeks ago never to blow before he looks, and it is probable that he will not again be so windy, whether he On the occasion in question the smoker blew a whiff of fragrant Ha vana into the 'phone, when there emerged from the dark interior a winged fury in the shape of a wasp, which lit on the nose of the blower and lost no time in make a lasting im pression. In the suddenness of his retreat the smoker knocked over a $30 vase, which was smashed, and damaged a type writing machine by letting the tele phone receiver fall on it. The nose is only now assuming its normal func tions. Philadelphia Record. Cow Didn't Look Well. Assistant Attorney General Charles II. Robb, who became famous by his work in running down the postal grafters a couple of years ago, began tl practice of law 4ii a small village in Vermont, says the Boston Herald. He knew all the people of the town, as well as many of the farmers In the surrounding coun try. "One day," said Mr. Robb, "a tall, lank Yankee came into my office. It seems that he had got into trouble as a result of trading a cow. He had suc ceeded in palming off on an unsuspect ing neighbor an uncertain looking ani mal which proved to be stone blind. In addition it was lean and run down gen erally. On finding that the cow couldn't see the farmer who had been imposed upon brought suit against my client. I questioned the man. "'Did. you tell the farmer 'that the flow .was blind? I asked. " 'Indeed 1 did,' protested my client, with a sheepish look. -I told him that she didn't look well." " Stirpes'! the Native. John Roberts, the English billiard player, has just returned from a trip to Australia. One day he was in a small city on tha big island when a local player . entered the billiard room where Roberts was. The local man did not know Roberts. Some of his friends who did put up a joke on the Australian. Tin y wh:sp-re 1 to their unsuspecting champion that the stranger in the cor ner was a very good player, who might be Rble. to give him a few points. The provincial,. -was nothing loath, and re quested Roberts to play a game of 100 with him. Roberts replied that ' he would be pleased, and as to a handicap he said he would reserve the right to frx that after he had sepn the local man play his first stroke. This offer was con sidered a somewhat strange one by the challenger, but he accepted it and open ed the game with his usual miss. in balk. Roberts then said, as he placed his ball on the table, "I will give you 99," and proceeded to run out wKh an unfinished break of 100. Cleveland Plain Dealer. He Had the Bullet. "When I was a little more inex perienced than I am now," said an army surgeon. "I had a very embar rassing time performing an operation on an officer who had been shot in the abdomen. It was in the Cuban cam paign, and after an engagement this man came in suffering terribly from a flesh wound below the ribs. "I have hardly ever seen such a calm endurance of such agony. He positively refused to take anything to put him out of consciousness. 'Blaze away!' said he. So another assistant and I went to work on him. After we had puttered around for five minutes with probes and scalpels, and when our patient must have been wearied with pain and loss of blood, he raised his head enough to look at us. " 'What In thunder are you fellows doing?" said he. 'Why don't you get busy and sew up that wound?' " 'We are probing for the bullet," said I. " 'Probing for the bullet!' he ex claimed. 'Why, you idiots, I've got the bullet here in my pocket!' " Harper's Weekly. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago News. Even the lowly hog wants the lion's share. A woman's face may be a druggist's fortune. Many a man who smiles and says nothing is a liar. It takes a deaf mute to sing those songs without words. A man who profits by wrongdoing always has an excuse ready. Many a glum man smiles but only the bartender sees him do it. Women dress to please themselves and to displease their neighbors. When a man boasts of having sown his wild oats he never pauses to explain just what he means. It costs twice as much to live now as it did a hundred years ago but it's worth every cent of the difference. Many a man's excellent reputation is due to the fact that his wife doesn't tell all she happens to know. Inventors seem to be getting the air ship down fine but they still have some trouble when it comes to getting it up. How often it happens that the cream of society is made up of people who have money but are unable to remem ber how they g-ot it. THE E VEHING STOR Y J The Doctor's Christmas Gift. (By Jeanne Olive Loizeaux.) It was the afternoon of the twenty fourth of December, and night was beginning to fall, cold and cheerless. The doctor stood at his office window with his hands in his pockets and bit the end of his cigar viciously as he watched the lights come out, and the street cars lunge and roll past with their loads of happy folk finishing up the last end of their shopping tours. People were hurrying past on the sidewalks below, and merriment and holly seemed to be everywhere. But the doctor hated it as he had never hated festivities in all his thirty two busy years, the years in which he had worked his way through college and medical school, and then through more school in Europe. He was tired, for all day his rooms had been filled with waiting sick, and all day they had filed from his consultation room with hope or despair in their hearts. Philip Antrim always told his patients and himself the plain truth. He had been called out several times that day on long, cold drives, he had attended faithfully to charity cases, but through it all was that dull feeling of "What's the use?" What was he doing it all for? His people were all dead his nearest relations were a few uninter ested cousins. Who cared whether he succeeded? And all this discontent was because of a girl's face, because he could not forget the sweet, dark little head, the pretty small figure of Marian Stelling. Then he hated his brother physician across the street, John Pembroke, with whom he had been on such friendly terms until a few months be fore. After all. he thought, why should he be angry at Pembroke? No mortal man could help loving her, and at first she had seemed impartial. The doctor's bitter reverie of how she had gradually seemed to prefer Pembroke, and of how he himself had gone to see her less and less, were broken by the entrv of a bent old Irish woman. "Oh, it's yerself, is it doctor? an' office hours long past, too, an' it's wore out ye look, an' I hate to ask ye to come see my shmall Kathleen, but she's that sick, the crather, an' nobody can put the life in the wee ones like yerself, docther. An' to think of it's bein' Christmas eve, an' the choild sick, an' me not a cint to pay ye wid till I wash fer it the week." The tears ran down her face, but he re assured her. "It's all right, Mrs. Mulvaney. I'd come if you never paid me a cent, but I know you will, and I'll be along as soon as ever I can close up here. What's the number again?" She gave it to him, and he noted instantly that it was on a little side-street not far from Marian's lovely home. That was another thing that stood against him; he was young and already becoming noted through his skilful surgery, but he did much work out of a kind heart and had saved little. But Pembroke always had money his profession was a pleasure, and a necessity, and his practice was among the very rich his old friends. He was kind and gay, but he had never been poor, and what could he know of the sorrws of the poor? Mrs. Mul vaney never would have gone to Penn broke ! "All right, decthor, I'll be trottin' back to the childer, an' come when ye're ready it ain't sech a hurry, docther." She went out and he closed his desk, donned his coat and looked about him before turning off the lights. It was cheerless enough, but hardly less so than -his- apartments in a fashionable hotel, hardly more like home. Home! he thought, and as his unseeing eyes reveled in a dream home with Marian in it some one opened the door. The doctor turned and saw Pembroke. They both stood rather embarrassed a mo ment, and then Pembroke put out his hand; the doctor took it. "Look here, Antrim, we used to be friendly, and we ought to be now unless you have anything against me. If you have, man, spit it out, and I'll do my best to clear things out." "I have nothing at all against you, Pembroke. I am sure." He tried to be cordial and he thought he spoke the truth. Pembroke had as much yes, more right to love her as he him self. But Pembroke was not satisfied. He went on: "We're in the same set, and I re spect your ability and like you, and still I never meet you anywhere. You turn down invitations, you shun the club, and perhaps I'm a fool, but I thought you avoided me! What have I done? I have no right to say it, to mention it, for I have no business to assume that you care, but it has come to me that peThaps you thought I had not played fair with oh, hang it all, man, I'm trying to say that I've al ways been square about Miss Stel ling! I haven't stood in your way, but of course I love her, you can't blame me for that, and I've done what I could to win her fairly. This is Christmas eve, and I am going to her house to call her downstairs and ask her flatly to marry me. I have no idea whether or not she will. I have even thought she liked you much more, I thought I'd tell you. If you say so I will let you go first if you care to." The doctor picked up his medicine case and tried to think in a flash. His first impulse was to tell Pembroke he was mistaken and to send him about his business, then he came back as usual to the good solid truth. It was fair of Pembroke and very generous. "Well, I will not deny that I want her. You know it anyhow, but she seemed to care less and less about seeing me, and I kept away for my own peace of mind. I shall continue to do so, Pembroke. I shall not see her, and I wish you luck. You have always had it," he added, a little bit terly, "and that must be because you deserve it. I have a hurry call on B street and at the risk of seeming in hospitable I must start." "Well, thank you, Antrim, and I'll walk part way with you. It's not far from her house." The two walked along in silence till they parted at Marian's door, the doctor going on to Mrs. Mulvaney's. His knock at the door of the little dirty house was answered not by its mistress, but by Marian! He started and paled he had not seen her for sev eral months to speak to, and even he had. failed to remember all her loveli ness. She led him to the sick child on the old sofa while Mrs. Mulvaney called down Irish blessings cn her head for coming to see her washerwoman's child, for being an "angel" in general and a "real neighbor" in particular, and for the big basket of Christmas cheer she had brought the children. The doctor found nothing very serious the matter with the child, left her some drops and took up his case. Marian looked at him doubtfully and then Mrs. Mulvaney came to the rescue. "Oh, docther, an' ye can take Miss Marian home safe, for it ain't fit her goin' alone!" And before he knew it he felt the little hand on his arm, and was walking gloriously down the snowy street, telling her that he was very busy in answer to her gentle reproaching that she never saw him these days and missed him. He could have sworn he detected more than mere friendliness in her blush when she opened the Mul vaney door and saw him, but now he dared not speak he could not be less generous than Pembroke and take ad vantage of this blessecS etiance meeting to hinder him from his right to ask her first. He walked as fast as he dared and at her door steadfastly refused to enter. She was hurt and showed 1. but he hurried away. He knew Pembroke awaited her within, and he went wretchedly back to his office. He could not have touched dinner and he would study up that case of Brown's and try to forget. An hour later he sat with his head iri his hands when the phone rang. He rose wearily to answer It. It was Pem broke's voice. 'Antrim," Pembroke said. "I am at my office and in a hurry, and you must do exactly as I say. Go to the Stelling house immediately to see Miss Marian she Is Injured and needs attention, i also want to tell you you are biggest idiot I ever met. Good-by,' hanging up the receiver without waiting for a reply. Mystified, dazed, half angry, the doc tor started. Could she be really in jured? Had she fallen? If so, would they have sent for him instead ot an older, less Interested man? He board ed the first car. He swung off and hurried to the door. A servant met him. "This way, doctor," and he was ush ered into a dim. lovely little sitting room. Marian, flushed with glad eyes, came toward him from , the glowing hearth fire. He stood staring at her, but she reached him both her hands; then he took them and stammered out: "Was Pembroke joking? He told me to come here he said you were Injured he " Her eyes suddenly filled with tears. "Oh," she said, "I am I am! It's an old hurt " she put her hand to her heart and looked away from him. "Can't you see? John Pembroke told me he said that you oh, Philip must I say it?" He suddenly took her into his arms and held her close, then he put her into the big chair and knelt beside her. "Dearest do you mean it? Am I to have you for " "For a Christmas gift," she laughed through a mist of tears. "I thought you'd never come, never see! How could I tell you ? Poor John, I'm sorry about him," she said softly, and her face sobered. Then she put her hands on his shoulders where he still knelt. She spoke slowly. "I believe you're a good doctor, Philip my heart is better already better for the change."- The doctor's answer was unspoken (Copyright, 1905, by Ruby Douglas.) HUMOR OF THE DAY Teacher "Tommy, what is the name of the largest known diamond?" Tommy "The Ace." Cleveland Leader. "Here!" shouted the depot official, "what do you mean by throwing those trunks around like that?" The baggagemen gasped in astonish ment and several travelers pinched them selves to make sure that It was real. Then the official spoke again to the baggage man. "Don't you see that you are making big dents in "this concrete platform? "Smart Set. "Well, after all," said Mrs. Nassret, finally, "there's just one little bit o mil linery that I desire most" "And I tell you, I won't buy it for you," snapped Mr. Nagget. "No, dear; you won't be here to pay for it. It's a widow's bonnet." Phila delphia Press. "Did the photographer take a good pic ture of the baby?'' asked the anxious mother. vSplendid!'' replied the father showing the proofs. "He caught one of those ex pressions when you can't tell whether he's laughing or crying." Detroit Free Press. She The evil that men do always lives after them, you know. He Sure; but it's a good deal more un comfortable when it gets after them. Boston Transcript. Gobang Do you think there Is any real danger in the yellow peril? I'kerdeck Oh, yes, of course. But the red or black autos are just as bad. St. Louis Post Dispatch. Orville Tuffun How did youse guys manage ter raise all dat disturbance wid out gcttin' pinched? Muggsy Dat was a cinch. W'enever we seen a cop comin' de gang would give a college yell. Den de cop would t'inic we was students, an' go awsy. Cleveland leader. Mamie I believe in woman's rights. Gertie Then you think every woman should have a vote? Mamie No; but I think every woman should have a voter. Chicago Record Herald. "Buy my Christmas presents early?Not much. I always wait until the last mo ment." "Why?" "Because then I'm sure to forget some thing and that's just so much saved." Cleveland Plain Dealer. She This is the time of the year when a woman appreciates having a little mon ey of her own. Ho Urn. It's the time when her hus band appreciates it, too. Detroit! Free Press. QUAKER REFLECTIONS. From the Philadelphia Record. The motor dealer's signature is not necessarily auto-graft. Most fellows would marry for love if they felt they could afford It. When a man Can't pay for his coal ne expects it to oe put on the slate. 'A painter may feel that he is way up in art when his pictures are skied. Some people claim that heaven is their home and then move every time the rent comes due. If the fool killer should ever really get down to work the lawyers would starve to death. No, Maude, dear, a farmer doesn't have to be a magician to turn a cow into a ten acre lot. It would take more than asbestos lining to keep money from burning a hole in some fellows' pockets. Blobbs "I hear Easymark has been operated on." Slobbs "On what'" Blobbs "On the stock exchange." The anecdotes of famous men Are all right in their way; Yet fame may oft' depend upon The things we do not say. Tommy "Pop, why do men swear more than women?" Tommy's Pop "Because, my son. the women don't have to pay the bills." "Love me little, love me long," Was the burden of his song; But there is another sort: "Will she love me when I'm short?" REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR. From the New York Press. A mighty nice w ay to make money Is to inherit it. It is investment when you win, spec- ' ulation when you lose. ' One way a girl has of showing she likes a man is to pretend she doesn't. A boy is most as miserable over learn ing to smoke as he is over wanting to begin. It's funny if a man went to a dinner the night before and has a cold the next day how suspicious everybody is about what makes his voice hoarse.