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ATS JOUIIITAL. TUESDAY NIGHT. ML. B vSJ iii. : y I RANK P. MAC I.KXSA.V. Issued for Every Day in the Year. Entered July 1, 1S75, as second class r. i-er at the pcstofflce at Topeka. Kan., under the. act of congress. VOLUME XXXIII... No. 16 Official Paper City ot Topeka. Official Paper Kansas State Federation Women's CluDs. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Week Day Edition and Edition lor Sun day Morning. 10 Cents Per Week Everywhere.. . City, Town or Country. BY MAIL: Daily, Including Sunday, 1 year -" 1 t ily, including Sunday, 6 months 2.6) i 'aily, including Sunday. 3 months Daily, without Sunday, 1 year ' I.'aiiy, without Sunday, 6 months Daily, w ithout Sunday. 3 montln i IW Sunday edition, colored comics, year.. -.00 TELEPHONES. Business Office Bell. 17 Business Office Ind. 107 "Reporters' Room '. Bell 577 Importers' Room Ind. J5 Frank P. MacLennan Ind. TuO FULL LEASED M IRE REPORT OP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS EVERY WEEK DAY AND PUBLISHERS' PRESS REPORT OX SATURDAY NIGHT FOR THE EDITION FOR SUNDAY MORNING. The State Journal is a member of the Associated Press and receives the full day teifsraph report of that grreat news or ganisation for exclusive evening publi cs' ion. The State Journal receives for exclusive publication the lensed wire report of the Publishers' Press for the edition tor Suu dnv morning. The news is received in the State Jour nal building over wires for this sole pur rose. By the way, how are the football abolishers getting along? Mr. nosers certainly lias not ac quired a reputation for loquacity. It really looks as though there may b so-rie disagreement about statehood after all. Jimmie Hyde's place as vice presi dent of the Equitable lias not been fiilrd. Why should it bo? He didn't do anything. Speaking of that plan to give all eggs laid on Sunday to the churches, an exchange says it is the right kind of a shell same. Suppose the New York assembly really does adopt that resolution ask ing Depew to resign: Does anyone think he would do it? The fact that Oeronimo has got married for the eighth time leads to 1 lie suspicion that he is anxious to go on the warpath again. Mr. Bryan is now a. "datto" in the Philippines. He has been a "datto" in Democracy for a number of years, but it hasn't done him much good. Very likely Mr, Depew doesn't see w I be in not allowed to change the ' u' ' t iii)d t away from disagree-ft-t-: tnsst'uwtona about resignations. James Hazen Hyde, has finally got away to Paris, where curious investi gating committees do not make public one's business affairs" when one has been buncoing the people. There is a scheme on foot to har ness the Feather river in California and produce 400.000 horsepower. From this one would never imagine that the Feather is a lightweight. Noting the declaration of Mayor Hose of Kansas City, Kas., regarding the Almighty and the prohibitory law, the Leavenworth Times rises to ask where Mr. Hose got his information. Of course Rogers will do as a wit ness i:i a pinch, but what the country really wants is to see John I. Rocke feller do a little squirming on the wit ness stand. Referring to the fact that the presi dent has just conferred a medal on another rough rider, the Chicago News says it supposed all the' rough riders already had medals. But per haps this is the second lap around. Congressman I.ongworth says the Filipinos have no conception of the idea that a public ofhee is a public trust, and they are therefore not ca pable of self government. A good many Americans have no conception of that idea either but they seem to have a way of getting into office. The Robinson Index says Fwing Herbert is keeping alive his ambition to succeed Congressman Curtis as rep resentative from the First district in case Curtis is elected to the senate. One can easily guess that the Hiwatha World will not line up with the Em poria Gaetle in its opinion of Curtis as a senatorial candidate. As things are now shaping it is not impossible that Congressman Calder liead will be renominated up in the Fifth district, because of a seeming dislike on the part of those who could defeat him to make a light. If he is renominated there will be a strong de mand for Harry McMillan,, former state senator from Ottawa county, to run against him. Last week's murder in Chicago shows that all of the human fiends do not wear a dark colored skin.. Few assaults and murders by negroes have been more atrocious than that com mitted by Richard G. Ivens in the murder of Mrs. Franklin C. Hollister in Chicago last Friday. The human heart in a white breast is as desper ately wicked as that in a black bosom when it is given over to the devil of pyssion. The verdict of a Chicago court giv ing the five children of a habitual drunkard a judgment for $17,500 as damages for furnishing the father with liquor over the protest and warn ings of his family, ought to have a salutary effect. What could be more just than such an action? The father fcecaroc besotted and irresponsible be LI1 STATE cause of the liquor sold him. He poured his savings and his property into the saloon keepers' tills. He mis treated his family. The liquor dealers had been warned not to sell him the stuff, but they were too eager for his property to heed the warning. Under a little used Illinois statute the fam ily might secure a judgment against the saloon keepers, and the court act ed accordingly. Kansas has a similar law. There are probably fewer in stances for its use than there are in a liquor state, but a few big judgments under it would make liquor sellers ex tremely careful to whom they sell their poison. , WANTED: RAILROADS. Perhaps you had not noticed it. not being in the railroad business, but there is a shoitage of lailroads in the west. The State Journal does not make this announcement on its own authority, but on the authority of no less a personage than Henry Clews, the Wall street bank er and financial authority. Mr. Clews comes to this conclusion from the figures showing the increase of railroad business west of the Mis sissippi river. He says that while there has been only a comparatively small increase in railroad mileage In the west, the traffic has more than doubled since 1SS5. As a consequence Mr. Clews looks for considerable railroad building in the Ti ansmississippi region in the next few years, which will, in turn, make the iron and steel markets continue strong and have a good effect on other lines of bus iness. "The growth of mileage in the west has not kept pace with traffic during the past ten years," says Mr. Clews. "For instance, the railroad mileage dur ing the decade increased only about IS per cent, which is less than the increase in population, whjle the tonnage of the roads increased over 100 per cent. In the west, between the Mississinni and the Pacific, there is strong need of addi tional mileage, and if nothing intervenes we will see at least o".e or two years of active new construction. Union Pacific and St. Paul have already entered the field of builders, and other systems must follow. This means an important new supply of railroad stocks, for which there would be a healthy and general demand, since the best issues of most roads are either held at exorbitant prices or locked up in strong boxes." And when one stops to thing of it, one's personal knowledge indicates that Mr. Clews is correct. Although the rail roads claim to be adding to their rolling stock as rapidly as possible, they have not been able to keep ahead of the de mand, and consequently one hears of car famine nearly all of the time. Prior to five orsix yearsago car famines were little known. About 1900 the grain ship pers began to complain that they could not secure cars cr.cugh during the two or three months succeeding harvest, but now there are complaints at all seasons of the year, not from grain shippers alone, but from other lines of business. In. the meantime a few new lines of lailroad have been built, mostly in the southwest. Within the past year a new transcontinental line, the Salt Lake Route, has been opened from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles. But now a large amount of new mileage is projected in the west. Several new- roads will un doubtedly be built in Kansas within tht next two or three years. The year 1910 will vei y likely see from two to four new lines pushed through to the Pacific. The Western Pacific, the new Gould line from Salt Lake City to San Francisco, is already contracted for. The Moffat line from Den .-.to Salt Lake is party in operation, and the announcement has recently beeen made that it will be pushed through to the coast. The Santa Fe and Southern Pacific are both build ing new routes in New Mexico and Ari zona to aid in handling their heavy transcontinental traffic, and the Rock Island is figuring on pushing the El Paso and Southwestern through to San Diego, while the St. Paul has made pub lic its intention of reaching the Pacific in the northwest. Innumerable lesser lines are projected or under way, and all of these will nec essarily increase the business of the big lines reaching the east through this re gion. So it is very evident that the west needs new railroads, and also that it will soon have them. AS OTHERS SEE US. It is always interesting, though not always flattering, to get an outside view of ourselves. Sometimes other people point out our faults which enables us to correct them: sometimes they com mend our virtues and we may practice them the more. But whether critical or commendatory it is always interesting to see ourselves as others see us. That is why the following editorial, published by the Los Argeles Express, under the heading, "Kansas to the Front." will be of interest to the readers of the State Journal: "One of those oft-recurring occasions again has arisen upon which it is prop er to repeat the inquiry: 'What's the matter with Kansas?' The Sunflower state can make ready answer by point ing to the fact that its citizens are bravely grappling the tentacles of the Standard Oil octopus, and more re cently a non-partisan convention as sembled at Wichita to consider the ques tion of government control of freight lates and incidentally give expression of encouragement to the chief executive of the nation. "This close succession of events calls for applause and comment. Moralists and observers who have become hard ened to the point of pessimism agree that the social and commercial health of the nation is endangered, but most of these content themselves with perfunc tory and respectable denunciation. In Kansas such conditions call for mass meetings and scathing speech w ith final determination to do something. "Such proceedings undoubtedly are an expression of Kansas spirit or a habit of mind which hud original rurture in slavery days, when the state was popu larly represented as 'bleeding.' Evident ly this tendency toward protest has been preserved, and when things go wrong in the ration timoious folk go about deploring and with finger pointed at Kansas they inquire, 'What's the mat ter?' in subdued tone of voice. It is usually discovered that Kansas has as sumed the burden and is properly rais ing a row on behalf of those whose rights are being trodden under foot. "In times of great stress the Kansas citizen may be reproached with refer ences to his granger environment, and in the bitterness of political wrangling his whiskers anS populism may arouse the lame ridicule of those who treat reform as a simple abstraction. But the Kan sas spirit is to be commended. While the people of other states show signs of being sodden with content or stricken with fear the sunflower citizen indus triously and eagerly goes about the task of rousing the nation for the preserva tion of its liberties. Standard Oil and railway rate control now become burn ing issues and livelier than ever before." jovrnal ehiwes The poultry show "has gone home which may account for the discontin uance of the fowl weather.' ... Medicine Hat did a pretty good job of bluffing us all right yesterday. There's a heap of difference between a free press and a free pass. There is great fear that this reform ed winter of ours may backslide one of these days. Now that we have real cheap gas there will no longer be the necessity for turning down the lights in the parlor after 10 o'clock when He calls but the practice undoubtedly will con tinue just the same from force of habit perhaps. If 1 I -4 It required two bull dogs and a col lie to put a woif out of business up at Morganville the other day. Frontenac has a miners' band that has an offer of a ten weeks' engage ment to tour the country next spring. Harper county has just got out of debt, but its court house has been condemned as unsafe and it must build a new one. An Atchison Greek ran all the way to the fire station, five blocks, to tell the firemen his shoe shining empo rium was burning, instead of using a telephone. It is said that a man in Osborne county once traded a farm up there for1 a feather bed. Now- the farm is worth $10,000. No mention is made of the bed now. There are four candidates for the Mcl'herson postmastership, and the Democrat of that town guesses that somebody is liable to be disappointed when the appointment is made. It has leaked out that Judge Sam Peters, of Newton, is a golf fiend. He recently won a golf championship at Newton. Just imagine Judge Peters in kilts and a Scotch cap, and talking the "Hoot, mon!" language! P. E. Haney. of Winfleld, recently found a bullet imbedded in the heart of a red oak tree eighteen inches thick. It is believed, from the rings in the wood, that the bullet had been in the tree forty years. Here is one of the meanest slams of which a Kansas editor was ever guilty. It was perpetrated by the Her ington Sun: "One of the Hope girls had her stocking snugly filled Christ mas. The gift consisted of a lead pencil." Mrs. J. A. Armstrong, of Mankato, made some lemon pies the other day from lemons of her own taising. She has a lemon tree four years old on which there were twenty-seven small lemons, but only two matured. These two. however, were each about the size of a croquet ball. GLOBE SIGHTS. From the Atchison Globe. When people say anything good about you, ever notice what a few are present ? When there is chicken for dinner, C. C. salad appears next day: Chicken Continued. When a woman sweeps a room with her husband sitting in it, she may not feel it. but she always looks mighty vindictive. You are not doing your work as well as you might if you are planning all the time where you will spend your next vacation. It is every woman's opinion that Job, being a man, missed the greatest affliction of all he didn't have to put up with a husband. If a preacher is married, there is at least cue woman in the church who tells him he has faults: The woman who hi married to him. After a woman passes forty, the only attention her figure attracts is "Mercy, you are as thin as a rail!" or "Good gracious, you are as big as a house." The people who approve of you in everything else, draw their chairs to gether and begin to whisper when they reach the subject of your way for find ing pleasure. The clock has a strange way of tell ing different tales with the same face: If it is telling one man to hurry up, it tells the next man who looks that there is plenty of time. In a small town the women who at tend the bargain sales are the same ones who attend the big receptions and they use the same methods to get to the counters that they do to reach the refreshment table at a reception. The only difference is that in working their way to the refreshment table they frequently say: "Beg pardon," and in getting to the bargain counter they omit it. QUAKER REFLECTIONS. From the Philadelphia Record. The fellow who sows wild oats general ly mixes it with rye. Many a man's sympathies are enlist ed who wouldn't enlist himself. The cynical bachelor rises to remark that the woman-haters are not all mar ried. Flattery is the gift of making peo ple believe you think they are what they imagine themselves to be. First Kid He ain't much ct a sport. Second Kid Naw. Why, two , pieces of pie makes him sick. ' , -- Wigg Clothes don't made the man. Wagg No, but they make a rather close imitation sometimes. Blobbs Blublud claim to be an In ventor. What has he ever invented? Slobbs Oh, a few ancestors, I imagine. Muggins He tried the stage, but was an utter failure. Bugglns What is he dcirg now? Muggins He's a dramatic critic. It is only in the joke papers that a giri says "this is so sudden" when a fel low proposes. Generally she is too busy to say anything. Hoax There is one thing the Federa tion of Labor seems to have overlooked. Jcax What's that? Hoax The possi bility of organizing an insurgents' union down in South America. Hook Why are those two cut-ups taking their beer mugs over by the grandfather's clock? Nye I imagine they are preparing to spring a witti cism nbnilt i t a lifinrr a lonsr time b. I tween drinks. .. KJHSAS COMMENT "BEN DAVIS" QUALITIES. The newspapers for years have been denouncing the Ben Davis apple and it is seldom that anybody can be found to say a good word for it except that it is a good looker. Its fine ap pearance, owing to its color, size, etc., is what causes it to be the most profit able apple raised in the west and is the reason why, when a person starts to set out an orchard for profit, he sets out mostly Ben Davis trees. The Ben Davis is to horticulture what hand some, physically, fine looking people are to humanity. The beautiful girls are snapped up and married regard less of all their offensive undesirable qualities, while the plain and homely portion of young femininity, however worthy, industrious, good and not withstanding they may have all the qualities that go to make good wives and mothers and good home makers, are neglected. The plain, plodding but industrious and substantial young man is ignored or snubbed by society while the flashy, handsome, no ac count fellows are popular and sought after by the girls. It is something the same in business and in politics. Oth er things being anything like equal, the fine looking, fashionably dressed merchant outstrips the homclv, unat tractive man. We have known sev eral men who got into congress and into state legislatures solelv. or almost solely, on their "Ben Davis" qualities. It is becoming the custom to abuse and say harsh things about "Ben Davis" people as it is about the Ben Davis apple, yet we notice that both have the "get there" qualities just the same. Holton Recorder. "SENATORIALC:OURTESY." When one senator from a little pocket borough state like Rhode Island can block and prevent needed legislation by taking a trip to Europe and obtaining the pledge of his colleagues that nothing shall be done during his absence, it is a disgrace to the senate and an over stretching senatorial courtesy. The fathers meant the provisicfh for equai representation in the senate as a pro tection to the rights of the states but it should not degenerate into a protec tion for the great corporations. Olathe Mirror. o BOGUS TENS. A lot of counterfeit ten dollar bills are reported to be in circulation in this part of the state. A force of clerks have been busy several days examining the ten spots in the Courier's till but so far no bogus ones have been found. Stafford Courier. THE BURNING QUESTION. The escape of the passengers in that Pullman car which fell from the ele vated tracks at St. Louis the other day was miraculous, but what the people would like to know is how much they were compelled to tip the porter for pulling them out of the windows. Sa iina Journal. o IN KANSAS. A young man visited his parents in Holton Christmas and, for a present, lifted the mortgage off his father's home and gave his mother $100. This is a real Kansas happening and not a paragraph from a story book. Linds borg News. FROM OTHER PENS IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE. The Smoot case will be revived again this month. Boston Transcript. o STEEL AND STEAL. Mr. Gates is going into the steel busi ness. Sundry insurance magnates are going out of it. Boston Globe. 1 BOUND TO COME. The internal conditions are reported to be slightly improving in Russia pend ing the next serious outbreak. Birming ham News. JANUARY 1. Castro spent the great day quietly looking over his unpaid bills. Rich mond Times-Dispatch. A SURE THING. Predictions for 1906: Several scores of presidential booms will be born. Most of them will die. New York Mail. o OLD AND MUSTY. Senator Depew cannot understand why he has lost out with the newspa pers. They nave doubtless grown tired of a steady diet of chestnuts. Memphis Commercial Appeal. o BETTER PROSPECT. You may feel more cheerful about paying your insurance premium if you will reflect how many people are watch ing those insurance men just now. In dianapolis News. MILLIONAIRE BUTLER. And now it is out that Marion Butler, one of the last, if not the last, of the Populists, has sixteen oil gushers, and is fast becoming the richest man in his state. Louisville Courier-Journal. A NEW RUSSIA. However completely the czar's gov ernment may enforce its authority in rebellious cities and districts there is a new Russia to be reckoned with. The old order has passed away. The proof is found in the free speech of the Rus sian press. Cleveland Leader. - ( i GRAFTING. A clergyman remarks that the "square deal" is a twentieth century flower with a first century root. It might have bloomed sooner, too, had it not been for experiments in grafting. Philadelphia North American. GOOD NEWS. Chicago manages to squeeze out an optimistic news note once in a while. Three saloon keepers of that place have been ordered to pay $17,500 for ruining the father of a large family with liquor, according to the verdict of a jury. o NO MORE CONTRIBUTIONS. Something has been gained by the life insurance investigation. The policyhold ers may feel measurably sure that they will not have to make any of these in voluntary contributions to campaign funds hereafter. Chicago Tribune. CHARGES AGAINST NICK. Now the charge is made that Nick Longworth plays the fiddle. We knew that they would dig up something tangi ble against him if they kept at it. Washington Post. FAME. W'hen it comes dowa to their names being household words the McCalls and McCurdys et al have those gentlemen in the Hall of Fame skinned forty blocks on celebrity. Charleston News and Courier. IN PHILADELPHIA. A Philadelphia woman died the other day at the age of 137. . This pleasing news should not he belittled on the ground that they are a trifle slow about everything in Philadelphia. Chicago Inter Ocean. MR. AVERAGE MAN. He loved to seek the guilty out Arid make investigation : He probed insurance companies ' From surface to foundation. So unrelenting was his search He terrified the grafters. Denunciations that he made Would shake the very rafters. The penetration that he showed Might be accorded peerless. His reason was exceeding keen. His courage high and fearless. And though in such an expose The role lie played was stellar. He gently snored when asked to hunt The burglar in the cellar. New York Sun. Raisins Wolves. It has come to the ears of Des Moines county officials that the occu pation of raising wolves is being car ried on systematically by a few farm ers, who hope to reap a good profit next spring. The county pavs $2 for every cub wolf and $5 for every old wolf's scalp. It has been noticed for several years that certain farmers have been reap ing a harvest each spring on bounties for woif scalps. Rarely was an old wolf's scalp presented, and this fact served to arouse the suspicions of the county officials. A farmer from one of the townships where the wolves have been particu larly plentiful was in the city the oth er day and unbosomed himself of a few facts concerning the wolf raising industry. "It's more profitable to raise wolves that it is hogs." said this farmer. "If you have noticed, the scalps of the old wolves are never turned in for bounty. There is good reason for this, as the elimination of the old wolves would put an end to the propagation of the species and the collection .of wolf bounties. Why, I know a farmer who has considerable timber land on his place who has several old wolves that are as tame as shoats. "It costs little or nothing to keep them, and every spring when the young wolves are born the lair is in vaded and the youngsters knocked on the head before their eyes are open. They mean $2 apiece at the auditor's office." New York Herald. Campaign in Ohio. "I like to canipign in Ohio," said Rep resentative Cousin of Iowa. "I have a campaign in my own state this coming year, but hope to have time for a few speeches in Ohio. They know how to treat a fellow out there, and even a Democratic audience is cheerful. Once I was making a speech in a small town. The hall was full and some rough look ing men kept interrupting by calling me a liar and a few other things. I gave it back to them and they seemed to en joy it. However, I was puzzled that my best periods aroused no applause. "When the meeting ended the chair man whispered that we had best get out. I demurred, saying that I wanted to shake hands with some of the audi ence and get acquainted. The chairman looked pained and distressed, urging me to go as the big husky looking chaps might start a fight. I asked if there were not enough of our own people to protect us, and the chairman exclaimed: 'Heavens, man! You and T are the only Republicans in the hall." Then I under stood why my speech aroused all else but favor or applause. It was a Demo cratic stronghold and but one Republi can vote in the hall." Washington Post. Qualified to Practice. When the late Secretary Hay was crossing the Atlantic in 1865 on his way to Paris to serve as secretary of lega tion, he told the following anecdote to one of the fellow travelers: On applying for admission to the bar of Illinois he was summoned to appear before. a committee of prominent Chi cago lawyers to be examined as to his qualifications. He went to the piace appointed and found th committee as sembled; but for a long time they took no notice of the young candidate, but continued talking vigorously together on various subjects. At last one of the lawyers, turning to him, said: "Mr. Hay. what would you do if a client should come to you with such a case as this?" and proceeded to de scribe very elaborately a complicated legal case. i "I should ask for a retaining fee of $."j00," promptly replied Mr. Hay, "and tell him to call tomorrow." "Mr. Hay. you are admitted," said the gentleman, and with a hearty laugh from all present the proceedings closed. Youth's Companion. Particular. "Any man with a sense of humor," once observed Frank Daniels, the comedian, "can always find something to his entertainment if he will stand near a box office window of 'the opry house' in any small town and listen to the Rubes as they make known their wants to the man who peddles the tickets. "Out in Ohio one afternoon I was standing near the box office window a few minutes before the heginning of a matinee given by a friend's combina tion. A fine old boy from the coun try one of the kind that sees about one show in two years approached the window, his roll in hand, and de livered himself of the following: " 'Say. young feller!' (in a voice loud enough to be heard a block away.) 'Gimme a good seat! I want it right down the middle lane and close up to the exercises!' "Harper's W'eekly. His One Ear Enough. Judge Wilbur, who retired from the Rhode Island bench last June, when the new- court and practice act went into effect, had for many years previ ous handled the criminal business1 of the state. He was perfectly familiar with the wiles and excuses of men who sought to evade jury duty, and showed them little consideration. A venireman gave as his reason for desiring to get out of grand jury service physical disability. "What is the nature of your infirm ity?" asked the judge. "I am deaf in one ear, your honor," replied the man. "You'll do," said the judge. "Don't you know you only have to hear one side of a case in the grand jury room?" Boston Herald. Had His Hands Full. The death of Senator Da'id Wark, the oldest member of the Canadian parlia ment, recalls an anecdote which illus trates his remarkable independence. At the age of 101 he was still holding the seat which had been his for almost half a century. In his last year his family had been worried about his habit of traveling alone in midwinter from his home in Frederickton, N. B.. to his post at Ottawa. They urged him to let his daughter accompany him. Senator Walk would have none of her. "A man of my age," he said, "has all he can taking care of himself without having a woman to look after." Boston Transcript. In Business for Himself. Simeon Ford says that he recently overheard one Irishman say to another: "Tom Mullen told me not more'n a month ago that he were goin' into busi ness for himself. An' the' day before yisterday I sees him a-condhuctin' a sthrate kyar. Th' liar!" "Don't be so hasty," replied the sec ond, "in formin your conclusions. May be the company ain't on to him jit!" Boston Post. n i THE EVEimiG STORY "With All My Heart." By Edith M. Doane.J A lunge a jolt and the elevated train halted reluctantly beside the sta tion platform; through the softly whirl ing snow flakes outside the electric light3 blinked fitfully.' "Ninth street!" yelled the conductor, jerking open the door. A young man sprang to the platform, closely followed by a girl muffled to her ears in 'soft, warm furs. Burying her face in her big, fluffy muff, she re fused his guiding arm and walked briskly down the snow-drifted steps, out into the white, whirling world in the street below. "Isn't it a lark?" she said gaily. Her eyes were dancing. She turned a lovely face flushed with cold and ex citement toward the six feet of mascu line appreciation beside her. "Isn't it glorious?" "Beautiful!" His eyes were on her face. "Don't you love it?" "With all my heart," hummed Gor don Huston, fervently. "The first snowstorm is alluring, fas cinating; words are so hopelessly inade quate " "They are," he agreed, approvingly. "I am speaking of the storm," icily. "Of course" his voice was that of in jured innocence "the storm. What else?" She struggled for stern disapproval. Then their eyes met and they both laughed. "To think of Aunt Clara s headache at the last moment " "Blessed headache!" "And of her actually consenting to my coming alone " "It's dreadful," he murmured; "but I find it in my heart to forgive her." Then, being very young, and exceed ingly foolish, they laughed again. The street lamps flared, in ghostly succession, and her furs were white with snow as they pushed through the soft, smothering storm. "Tell me" in spite of himself his voice was unsteady "you really did care about coming?" "Oh, yes," lightly. "I have always wanted to see the Cafe Bellard." "There was no other reason?' She looked at him in apparent sur prise though her eyes danced with mis chief. "Other reason?" she echoed. Suddenly her mood changed. With a quick little gesture she laid her hand on his arm. . , . . "Don't. Gordon," she said, beseech ingly. "We have only a few hours to gether. Don't" nervously say things to spoil our evening. Gordon. "As you wish." His tone was court eous but full of coldness. So his great love for her was but a thing that would "spoil" her evening. They had reached the corner now, and in silence they crossed the street to the great cafe whose lights flared out invitingly through the whirling snow. Inside, the strains of a Hungarian band floated dreamily through the crowded rooms: lights blazed; there was the hum of many voices; the scent of tobacco smoke clung to the air. In a corner they found a table that com manded a view of the laughing, chat tering, cosmopolitan crowd. "I am so glad you thought of bring ing me here." said Molly shyly, abash ed bv his studied silence. "It is like the places on the continent. There is one in Paris in the Rue de Rivoli, that I wish vou could see." "I will look it up next month." She gave a perceptible start, which was balm to his wounded feelings. "Next month!" she repeated, with a mournful attempt at unconcern. "I didn't know you were going abroad." "The firm has offered me the man agement of a branch house it is open ing in Paris." "Of course you will go? It is nat ural. You will be very happy there." The last strains of a dreamy waltz died softlv away: the applause leaped from table to table, then subsided as the opening bars of a gay little French love song floated through the rooms. "Is that what you think?" he said earnestly, dropping his voice and lean ing across the table. "Then for once you are wrong. I shall never be happy anywhere without you" determinedly - "as my wife." The catchy little French song swung gaily on; a musician began to sing the words to the accompaniment of the violins: first one voice, then another caught up the refrain, "With all my heart, with all my heart," echoed through the crowded rooms. "That is it," he said simply, " 'With all my heart;' that is how I love you 'With all my heart'." "Don't say anything more," said the girl almost passionately. "Don't. The more you say now the. worse it will be for me bv and by when I have to think. And and it is all quite im possible." "But why, dear?" He had grown a little pale in his turn and regarded her ruefully. "Why is it impossible?" His mind rushed backward with a lightning stroke to the rumors that had come from Bar Harbor in the summer time. In one quick flash he understood. "It is Morton!" he said,, bitterly. "I have promised to marry him," she returned, in a low tone so low that he had to bend to hear it. "Do not be angry with me; I thought I did not know- " A light broke over his dismay. "You mean you could care you do care a little?" he questionel eagerly. She picked up a spoon and twisted it nervously in her fingers. "That does not matter." she said gravely, "be cause I have given my word." "But you will break that wretched promise?" He looked steadily at her and she returned the gaze as steadily. "No." she said, very sweetly and gravely. "I cannot break my word. He depends on me utterly. He has no thought ex cept for my happiness. He is so good. He has never cared for any other wo man. If I should desert him it would break his heart." Gordon leaned forward, his elbows on the table, his face between his hands, and regarded her with hurt, miserable eyes. "And you prefer to break mine," he said gloomily. "I have promised." repeated Molly, quietly, with a little wan attempt at a smile. "How does it happen that I am al lowed to have you for even these few hours?" he went on moodily. , "He is away on business." Molly an swered, her eyes intent upon the ad joining room. "T told him you were coming over from Philadelphia and he said he was sorry not to see you that he must be away." Gordon sat buried in unhappy rev erie. "Do look at that girl just sitting down at the table by the door," ex claimed Molly suddenly. "Did you ever see such a hat! There must be a special kind of a bird to grow such stupendous plumes." Gordon turned. "She completely overshadows her companion," he said with forced interest. The newcomer settled herself in her chair and moved the amazing hat to one side. "By Jove!" exclaimed Gordon, with a low whistle. He glanced quickly at Molly. Two red spots like danger signals burned on either cheek: her wrathful eyes were fastened oil the girl's companion. He looked up. their -t. and Molly stared at him wf . t of recogni tion. He half rc .- feet, than a hot wave of color . . j.sed his face as he turned sullenly to his companion. Amazement. indignation. relief, chased themselves in quick succession over Molly's face. She met Gordon's eyes and her own fell before their message. The strains of the violins died softly away, the crowd thrilled with enthusi asm.' "Encore encore," they cried and again the gay little French song echoed through the rooms; "With all my heart," swung the refrain. Gordon leaned over the table. "Say it," he whispered. The delicate color dyed her cheek crimson; he bent nearer "With all my heart." she whispered. (Copyright, 1906, by E. C. Patcells.) S1 BVMOR OF THE DAY "What cured Henry?" "Oh, the doctor told him that he'd havo to give him up." "Tndeed?" "Yes. and then he got mad and got well. Said he was no conundrum." Louisville Courier-Journal. Napoleon marched from Moscow. "It's too cold hero," he said. "You ought to see Vice President Fair banks." shouted the shivering legions. New York World. Ruffon Wratz Hev ye swore off f'm any thing jit? Saymold Storey You insult in' scoun drel! There ain't nuthln' I need to swear off from! Chicago Tribune. Your grandfather said: "It is in the barn." Your father said: "It is In the stable." Your daughter says: "it is in the gar age." Somerville Journal. "1 can't understanad how that young lowyer lives. I've never heard of him having a client." "You haven't? Why. he is one of the people who helped to break old Bigger son's will. He doesn't need clients." Chicago Record-Herald. Tommy (looking over the news columns of the paper) Paw, what's a "holding company?" Mr. Tucker It's the company thax holds. Tommy. For further particulars consult your older sister, who what are you looking so furious about? Chicago Tribune. "Your brown bread is excellent, Delia." said the mistress. "I'm glad you don't object to making it." "Yes'm." replied the new servant, "I like to make brown bread, fur I don't have to be so particular then to wash mv hands." Philadelphia Press. Pickpocket (to lawyer who has got him free) Even you believed me guilty. Lawyer Oh, no. not in ttie least. Pickpocket Then why did you leave your watch and pocketbook at home? Meggendorfer Blatter. Mrs. A. That woman next door went and got a hat exactly like mine. Mrs. B. Did you make a fuss about it? Mrs. A. No, 1 gave mine to the cook. Royal Magazine. Miss Passe Most things have improved in the past 20 years, but not photography. Miss New How do you make that out? Miss Passe Why. the photographs T have taken now don't suit me half as well as those I had taken then. Ex. Wigg Bombski is a rabid anarchist. Wagg He is on land. Wigg On land what do you mean? Wagg Well, you see it's this way: On land it's down with everything with Bombski. but at sea it's up with every thing. Ex. Mrs. Naggers Have you forgotten that this is our twenty-fifth anniversarv? Naggers ( wenrily) No. I've not forgot ten, but I've forgiven. Familie Journal. Magellan had discovered his straits. "I could make a good thing out of this ditch." he said, "if I had it up Panama way." Regretting that he had taken so much latitude with the crude geographies of the period he retired to the cabin to splice the mainbrace. Chicago Tribune. Goodfellow Say what you will, we Americans admire commercial integrity. We all bow to honesty. Cynicus Yes, bow to it and pass on. Boston Transcript. "I wonder how old Miss Valentine real ly is?" "She owns up to 26." "I should like to see her birth certifi cate." "Between ourselves it was burned up during the civil war." Tales. Minister Bobby, do you love your teacher? Bobby (aged 6) Yes. sir. Minister That's right. Now tell me why you love her. Bobby Because the Bible savs we must love our enemies. Philadelphia Inquirer. Little Freddy (after listening to the usual matutinal quarrel between his fath er and mother) Mamma, if a little boy is very very good all the time when he is little, does he have to get married when he grows up? Familie Journal. Pat The throuble wid Dugan is he has no backbone. Mike Faith, he has backbone enough if he'd only bring it to the front. Ex. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. TFrom the Chicago News. Mince meat is but a gastronomkal merger. A newly married man gets back to his lodge by degrees. Bait your hoop with a gold brick when you fish for suckers. Too often fortune smiles upon those who are unable to appreciate it. The more disagreeable the truth the more mighty and prevalent it is. There is a lot of sentiment in the squeeze of a hand by the right person. As a man's brilliant future grows shorter his unbrilliant past grows long er. A confidence man is one who tells you his private affairs under a pledge of secrecy. How we live may be a mysterv to some people, but why some people live is a mystery to us. When a man has a pair of handcuffs on his wrists he knows what it means to be within the clutches of the law. There is probably nothing more an noying than to have to spend a lot of time preparing for an emergency that failed to emerge. After a glance at the statesmen com posing the average state legislature, it is easy to understand why so many of our (aws are unconstitutional. REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR, From the New York Press. The consolation that a man gets out of losing money is that he is a dead game sport. Probably in the tropics the furnace would insist on burning at top speed even if there weren't any coal in it. There is hardly anything in the world so mean to a woman as to have a new hat and stormy weather on the same day. The trouble with having to kiss your family good night is you have to wait for them to go to. bed before you can take a drink. When a woman says she has been working hard it is a sign she has been out tailing all day; and when she savs she has had a quiet, restful day at home she has been making clothes for tht children.