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TlIE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURITAL WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 22,1907.
TOPERA STATE MRSAL By FRAXK P. Si AO tEXXAS. fEntered July t 1S7S. as second-class maiier at ma potuaict at -.. under tha act af congress. ' - . VOLUME XXXIV. ..No. 13 Official Paper City of TQpelau ' TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Dally edition, delivered by carrier. TO cent a week to any part of Topeka, or suburbs, or at tho lime price In any Kan sas towna where the paper baa a, carrier y,em- gy mall, one year ........... .....--2I ?r mall, three months. -JV DUlurdav tlnn nf Aallv nnA Tear.- 1 TELEPHOSES. ' ' us,nes omp.. ......... .............i'" TJ-. . -.. TnA IfrT Reporters' Room BeU VTT importers" Room ... ...-.."- Frank p. Mar-Innin 7w r.njiA,'.ni c-.v- .-.- Toneka State Journal buliain. W a .-.-, . ..-!., trtdTB" -vansaa Avenue, eorr.rr o. . New York office: Flatlron building, a ' wentv-thlrd street, corner Fifth avenue nrt Broadwny. Paul Block, --nana- , Chicago office. Hartford building- Paul -oiuck. manager. FULL LEASED VIXRT. nKronT OP Tins ASSOCIATED PRESS. The State Journal la a member the Associated Press and receives the full flay . . . 4. . .ic.t nWfl flf leieerapn report 01 icm .; -. - . ganizatlon for the exclusiva aftem-on The news Is received -n The mate lour nal building over wires for thl sola pur TMJSf. " And till wheat goes up. What' the matter at Panama? No body has resigned for three weeks. t , i4un't rare how high wheat goes, just so she gets a big crop of It. "" n There Is a suspicion abroad that -those Taft clubs are really Mulvane clubs In disguise.. Havp you forgotten that there Is a congersslonal election In this district tomorrow? , One can not talk about mortgage lifters in Kansas any more: There are no mortgages to lift. Anyone contemplating starting a new daily paper ought to go to Gar den City. It has only three. - .;"- There is a schoolma'ani famine In Kansas, but It isn't worrying -the farm ers' nearly as much as the harvest hand famine. Little Alfonso will miss a lot of trou ble in a few years because the other kids will be afraid to tie knots in his shirt when they go swimming togeth er. .... ; Kansas." says the Birmingham Age Herald, "proposes to grow a big wheat crop, deepite all drawbacks." In the classical language of the breezy -west, you bet! ' The statement in the dispatches from San Francisco that Schmltz is -mayor in name. only, leads Torn,'Cpr firy to remark that it isn't a very-good name, either. - ; ? " Evidently there- Was; a large supply of names In stock' '.when the Alfonsos looked the assortment over. They took an even dozen for their baby. Perhaps, however, they got them cheaper by the dozen. It's a lucky thing for Dan Anthony that the Socialists put -up a candidate for congress. In tomorrow's election. Otherwise he would hve-been compell ed to stay away from the polls or vote for himself. - The fact the richest man in Wiscon sin has been elected United States sen ator does not discourage W. R. Stubbs. Mr. Stubbs knows a Kansas man who is fairly well-to-do, who, he believes, would make a good senator. It will be noticed that the federal department of Justice came to Kansas to get a man to prosecute mining frauds In Colorado, and United States Attorney Bone w;ill go to Denver for that work. Kansas has the Bone and the sinew for such things. "Wichita has passed an ordinance pro hibiting the giving away of liquor as well as selling it. Hereafter the man who keeps a barrel or two in his cel lar "for his own use' will have to use It. himself Instead of calling in his convivial friends to help him. ' In commenting on Sedalia's pro test against Burton's " lecture there, and the fact that in St. Joseph only thirty people turned out to hear the ex-senator, Roy Tapley says that if the old Kansas-Missouri rule holds good, this unpopularity in Missouri ought to make Burton mighty popular in Law rence. The Parsons Sun warns the Republl cans of the First congressional district that while the Democrats are not say ing much, they may try to sneak their candidate in next Thursday while the Republicans are not looking. The Sun's warning will be received and placed on file, but the Republicans of the First district won't worry much for the Democrats have no candidate. - Now it Is alleged by practical rail road men that the steel rails recently turned out by the steel .trust are not up to the standard in quality, and that to this fact may be attributed tome railroad wrecks. It is asserted that rails made a few years ago are standing the heavy traffic of these days better than heavier rails that have been laid more recently. Is it possible that, in addition to holding up the country for excessive prices by means of the "protective" tariff, the steel trust la also turning out Inferior products in order that the W. E. Cor eys may have more money to spend on the Mabelle Gllmans? - " After reading the comments in these columns last ' week , concerning the method In" which the business men of Jamestown, Kan., drew people to their town, Ewlng Herbert writes to the State Journal that the gift enterprise of the Jamestown merchants- is In violation of the lottery laws. It may be and it may not, so far as the State Journal 'knows ' There was nothing in the de tails given that indicated that it was any more in. violation of the lottery laws than are the land drawings which the government conducts" when it throws open new lands for settlement. However this may be, the point the State Journal was especially .com mending was the unity and good will that had been brought about among the citizens of a little town the spirit of building up the community by working together.. Too often pettiness and jealousies prevent, that sort of thing in a country town. Wars THE MATTER? Kansas had a population of 1.467, 80 in 1901. Five years thereafter, or In 1 906, the population of the state was 1,611,460, an increase of 143,652. being an actual Increase of less than 2,000 a year. In 1896. ten years ago, the population of the state was 1,336, 659. The population has therefore in creased but 274,801 in ten years, or at the rate of less than 28,000 a year. Will somebody please explain the fig ures? Thousands of people come to the state every year, while the natural increase In population exceeds these figures. The state is not making good in the matter of increase in Inhabi tants, and we most respectfullv ask an explanation from somebody who knows the truth about it. El Dorado Republican. This is an oft-discussed ; question, nd one over which statisticians have puzzled much in an effort to explain t. . .Some Kansans appear to think. It is a disgrace to the state that It does not show a faster growth, but is it when the facts are analyzed? We might ' say ' ' that Kansas had ninety-. million bushels of wheat last year,, and now It hasn't one-fifth of that amount. Where is it? The world demanded, it the millers of Minnesota, and Illinois, and Missouri, and California, .and Germany, and Great Britain and so Kansas wheat went Tofth to Teed the hungry till over the world. So Kansas has-raised a crop of boys and girls of such high quality that the world demanded them and they have gone forth to supply the demand. " . Think a minute and see if this is not so. In tho newspaper world the managing editor of one of Chicago's greatest papers one of the dozen greatest newspapers of the worid- was a Kansas boy a . few years ago. The city editor of the same paper grad uated from a Holton printing office. Other high journalistic jobs are held by other Kansans. ; In theology Kan sas men fill high pulpits In Chicago, Baltimore, Seattle, Kansas City everywhere they are found. One of the prominent young Methodist preachers of Massachusetts was, a few years ago, a Cheyenne county boy. : In pulpits, professorships, on the profes sional baseball diamond, in legislative halls everywhere are Kansas men. One of tho leading physicians and sur geons of Los Angeles a man with an Income of $20,000 a year was a boy on a Mitchell county farm back in the eighties. His brother holds a chair in a well-known eastern college. A Kan san is 6na of the most famous gen erals of the United States army. Kan sas has furnished governors and statesmen for several of her sister states. ?.'... ...--"..' i This tells something of ' where Kan sas' best crop the boys and girls she has raised have gone. In the far thest corners of the earth they are found Korea, India, South Africa, the Philippines. Near at home a state nearly . as great In population' as Kan sas itself has been built on Kansas' southern border in less than two de cades, and to It Kansas has naturally contributed a very large percentage of its people. At the eastern gateway to Kansas a great city has sprung up, buildcd by Kansas wealth and Kansas people. Is It any wonder that the population of Kansas increases no : faster when the Sunflower state has to send so many of its bright sons and daughters out to the rest of the world? Kansas likes to brag of her big wheat crops, her corn and alfalfa, her blooded cattle and fine horses, her gas and zinc and salt. But Kansas' finest crop is her boys and girls, her men and women. The prairie produces fine blood in them as well as In cattle and horses. Kansas ozone makes brain as well as wheat and alfalfa. If Kansas raised the same sort of boys and girls as do the hills of Arkansaw or South Carolina, she would have little difficulty In keeping them at home; but as long as she grows the kind that have intellect and determi nation and ambition to do things, the world will demand them the same as It demands Kansas bread and Kansas beef. That's what the matter with Kansas from a population standpoint. BOTH SIDES LEARNING. A former Wisconsin man in speak ing of the election of Stephenson as United States senator in Wisconsin last week makes this statement in the course of an interview: "A prominent railroad man said to me: 'The railroad companies of Wis consin have surrendered to the La Follette Idea. We have found that we can trust .the people. They give us a 'Square Deal.' We do not spend a cent now for lobbyists, where we for merly spent 8200.000 or 8800,000 at each session of the legislature. If a measure is Introduced which is un fair to the railroads the people are as quick to disapprove of It as the railroads. The railroads have always made a mistake In opposing the peo pie. In Wisconsin we have found itw out. and it saves us thousands of dol lars each year. The railroads can trust the people with more confidence than they can the' politicians and the professional lobbyists.' " Which Is the gospel the State Jour nal has been preaching, and which Is undoubtedly true. When the people are convinced that the railroads wish to deal fairly with them, the railroads will have no more trouble with the "agitation" of which they have com plained. If the railroads will hot try to run legislatures and control public offi cials by underhanded and illegitimate means, and If they .will take the peo ple Into their confidence and present their arguments fairly and openly, they -can depend upon the people for protection frbm "the grafter and' the politician who tries to hold them up, as well as from unjust laws. - The people will not stand.for Injustice to a railroad If they , believe that ..the railroad itself Is trying to be square and just. . A Rock Island official recently ex pressed' the belief In an Interview In the State Journal that there Is now less" animosity among the people to ward the railroads . than there was a few. months ago. This is true; and it is due" to the fact that the railroad of ficials themselves have been discuss ing matters with the public and both sides are coming to a better under standing. , There is less- of an inclin ation' on the part of most railroads to have their own way regardless of law, and in the same degree there is less animosity toward the roads on" the part of the people. - . . JOURNAL ENTRIES ' Business note: The annual Impor tation of tarantulas in bunches of bananas has beiun. They come in free of duty. Persons whose supply of snake bites is running low may; now acquire tarantulas cheap. Almlra Todd, of the Erie Record, says that a srroun of married women almost always confine their conversa tion to the bright things their respec tive husbands have said. If that were true, many a married woman would never say much. Garden City will soon begin the manufacture of a cantaloupe buetter that "is guaranteed to be as (rood or better than peanut butter." It won't have to be much, to be that. w Would it be justifiable to refer to the tail-enders as the Mollycoddles? -- When they finally got through christening that new Madrid baby his name read lika this: Alfonso Pio Christino Eduardo Francisco Guiller- mo Carlos Enrique Eugino Fernando Antonio Venancier. The Madrid pa pers had to issue an extra edition to get it all in. Unless the boy has a strong constitution It will be difficult for him to survive all of that. JAYHAWKER JOTS Colonel Edward C. Little will deliver the Memorial Day address at Chap man this year. Sallna reports that some fruit trees are putting forth a second crop of blooms, but it is a question . whether tney.wiu mature Into fruit. A rural mall route out of Sabetha is twenty-five miles long, and on twenty- tnree miles of the distance road drags are used and the roads are as smooth as a race track. An Emporia girl named Rose drew three dollars a week as a hired girl. The next place she went she called herself a maid and her name Rosette, and she had no trouble In getting 84 a week. . A boat was launched on the Solo mon river at Minneapolis last week, but instead of breaking a bottle of wine over the prow of the boat a bot tle of pop was used. "Nobody," says Henry Allen, "Is -wasting any wine in Kansas this year.".,. ; - While milking a cow, a Wellington woman was knocked over by the cow and her ankle was broken. The men folks better cut this Item out of the paper before the women get hold of It. or they may point to It as an argument why thev shouldn't do the milking. Two Wellington men discovered a large box, shaped like a coffin box, floating down the .Ninnescah a few days ago. They became excited over what seemed to be a sensational dis covery, and this excitement increased as it became probable that the box contained a dead body but It turned out to be the body of a dead dog. "The first dandelions ever raised in Kansas," said A. J. Phillips of Law rence, recently, "were just north of where I live." Mr. Phillips states that the bed was much admired and that the doctors of the town used to go there to get dandelion to use in their practice. The bed was carefully culti vated and much was thought of it. The neighbors admired it so much that they coveted the seed, and it was not long before the town was overrun. Deacon Walker: I sometimes get terribly discouraged over my efforts In the Held of reform. It appears most of the time that I am cutting an all fired small quantity of Ice. I have studied hard and prepared an especial ly effective sermon and picked out the day I would turn it loose- I always wanted a certain brother to be there and hear it. I pictured what a para lyzer it would be to him. The brother was in his pew and I started the cy clone. I made my voice flutelike and the words seem to drop from my lips like pure gold. About the time l was ready to nnlsh I looked around to see what effect my ma-ic had on that particular brother. He was sleep ing peacefully In his seat and his wife was looking over the leaves of a hymn book. So I And that's the way with all my "special efforts." They never hit the mark l intend. But some weeks I gather things together hap hazard and let them fly with my eyes shut. The next morning I receive calls from about half the flock who imagine I sent a particular shaft at them. I really don't blame the people for not swallowing all of my advice. I take small doses of It myself. QUAKER REFLECTIONS. From the Philadelphia Record. Even a watch may feel run down In the spring. The fellow who never knows where he leaves anything is apt to be left himself. A sweeping assertion must be one that throws dust in the other fellow's eyes. When a man and his wife are made one the man may be pardoned for be ing stuck on himself. Why should a church mouse be con sidered so poor? He doesn't have to live tan the collections. Marriage Is sometimes a failure be cause a man is unable to think of the right excuse at the riht time. The only difference between the present and the future is the difference between what wo have and what we would like to have. Polly Pinktlghts "That's a beauti ful diamond the leading lady wears." Fanny Footlights "Well. It ought to be. They say it Is genuine." Nell "What were you talking to Chollie Saphedde about?" Belle "Oh! I was Just trying to find out what he knows." Nell "It's much easier to find out what he doesn't know." Prison KeeperThat ' convict is what we call a trusty. We can put him at anything and be sure he won't try to escape." .'Visitor -"How re markable." Prison ; Keeper "Oh! I don't know. He's tn' pr bigamy," RM1SAS COMMENT AN ASSET. Henry Allen In Wichita is hearing, a dozen times a lay, from outraged citi zens who think they have grievances against the Beacon, his paper. The first thing the Beacon did after Allen took hold of it was to start a crusade to make Wichita a "dry" town, and it succeeded so admirably that it won the very first fight. Now It is lighting to make Wichita a clean town. People are roaring and threatening and writ ing letters about it, but the Beacon goes right ahead. Any experienced newspaper .man knows that his paper is never succeeding so well as when he If- fv, 2f neoPle awfully mad at him ror tne things the paper has Insisted hP,"U . Paper that tells the truth is Dound to make enemies, and a really mti0us.pape8 bunch ot enemies constitutes its finest and best asset. Lawrence World. THE RIGHTDIAGNOSIS. .,,fiiCe Brew"er of the United States "pr eme court 8ayf, that the lack of re vW ,ZrlfW n this country is caused nrJ?! B '? Dy the act f the legal ?,Tion ,n resorting to technicali- rP?Vvntihe laws bein enforced. i ar e'nhned to think that the judge wa H?nhfht ln hlS aiasnosls. Ottl rboU?1PUb ',C- Tl!re Is . "O lotion inni-i k! iT mignt more reg- "ess rffentbaSKd "v?00 the evidence and iess,affected by the quibbles of the at- lnr.S if " be possible to Jueeiin.r or.i ce,ays tnat are due to Hef cSSV? "llhirefor,t to technlcali- tio Tv-ni "oulu oe reauced, Jus anrt ? d be speedily administered, fhe InfaTPh, m haV.e '"teased belief in worthTimes1 f the aven- o ' !, i?E HATS WHITE. Speaking of Hays B. White for rov "nor recalls a job that J W. Berry nut &0n4?"j Mrs. White had oee7?o lit Ar'cultural college. The enrheThaveabobed aid woufd off ?he tJam Pdu-Sa a ticket or get distre ?.n , lr' Berry, seeing her sidTand m "4he conductor to one fadv is'" t' DZ yvu know who that rJ He sa'd he didn't "Well" HaysBr,Wh;the tl? Wif" or er tor thTJi hS -has wrked hard- man L Karsa,aThethan -an? ther back andToTd Mrs White ""f" Went It would be all riRht wLt0 W3orry' calchw wi,i.. rignt. When Berry ne SDHny, th.i" f Crowd of Politicians Repttin St0ry n him Jewell o LA FOLLETTE. Thnf mo, t 7,, Is n iZ L T '""ee or Wisconsin and ZuSh h,b Wlth the cos- levers m,.hbaI.;bearln,!' cranks of the old machines, many of the boss engineers of which are going to soon find them selves out of a Job. His San Fran f,5Peech' delivered to an audience largely composed of business and pro fessional men, proved a veritable po l, L bomb:. La toilette would take up Roosevelt's policies and carry them out without a hitch. Wichita Eagle? :'t - n LOOKS GOOD. ' r rt,'3iir.b..ns and Crane" is the ticket n-$ed, by the vested interests of New Tork and' New England. But i7rk,vfnd New England will not dominate the next Republican nation al ,CTKnllon. , tIcket wfI1 be nomi nated that will be no more hostile to vested interests than Roosevelt, but not subservient ' to them. "Taft and Hughes looks pretty good to the west. Hutchinson News. ' ' WHAT Ka?SAS MISSED Xork. What a Drettv- firht v n)'Ff by getting into the Taft band wagon so soon.Salina Journal. ' 3 FROM OTHER PENS NOT ALL UNIONS. The labor unions have been making fools of themselves over Moyer and Haywood. They have attempted to turn a murder trial into a great state , """ " '"e principle of consti tutional government was at stake. With no knowledge rf tha j- cept such as -any newspaper reader mey Tried and acquitted the defendants : and challenged the courts to set asida their verdict. Mr Roosevelt was indiscreet in his letter to jjxr. oiierman classing Moyer and Hay wood With Hnrrlman ! -j -j uuucsiiauie citizens. A president of the United States ought to be very careful how he plays with public sentiment when men are on trial for thoip Kvoo v. was indiscreet what Is to be said about mc unions mat nave allowed them selves to be drawn into a conspiracy to intimidate the courts h virhmii,. threatening a class war unless a jury uus iwu men cnargea with a re volting crime of violence? New Tork THE PRESIDENT'S COTTTt AGU!. The Moyer and Haywood type of j mencans ana ineir ronowers have, as the president says, -been engaged in incltintr the people of their commu nity to crime and enmity to the law. ana are undoubtedly undesirable citizens;-and It Is -srratifvinjr that the president of the United States has the courage to speak out boldly and hon estly and with a vigor which Is ap- piauaed Dy ail good citizens. Phila delphia Ledger.- . NOT ALL "DEMOCRATS. Bryan s overflowing audiences in Vermont do not necessarily prove that there are any more' Democrats up that way now than when the late George M. Stearns said that if the Democrats of Vermont wanted him to address them, it would be preferable that they should gather ln his back yard at Chlcopee. Republicans are now a large factor ln the Bryan meet ings. Springfield Republican. NOT PROBABLE. Even if the country has not heard anything striking from William Jen nings Bryan during the past few days, it Is not at all safe to conclude on this account that the Nebraskan has quit talking. Cincinnati Times-Star. WILL TAKE THE RISK. Mayor Tom Johnson looked thoughtful as he inspected the elec tion returns from Chicago, but insist ed doggedly that he's going to run again. Detroit Free Press. HARD. TO OVERCOME. The habit of backing up to the steam radiator is pretty hard to overcome this spring. Totodo Blade. JUSTICE. Ruef says he fears Injustice in San Francisco. But it's exactly the other thing that scares him. Philadelphia Ledger. HONDURAS. ' Honduras nghf-a-wer anything, from a mule to the presidency. Baltimore Sun. TWO OF . A KIND. . r . - ; They motored on the "country roads They sat upon the sand, v - ' They sailed tte rippling azure sea, . V - They picnicked on the land. . They lingered in- the- moonlight pale ; In fragrant garden- closes, - - - And more than once he stole a kiss . From, lips of. dew -and roses.-- ' But when the summer-waned, he said, ... "Alas 1 we two must-part, - . For to another I have pledged My hand, though pot my heart." She did not faint, she did not weep, T Nor drop the book she carried. "I think," she murmured, "I forgot To mention I am married." ... - . Minna Irving. The Inviolable Rule. Joseph H. Choate, the famous lawyer adverted at a dinner in New York to I the English club rule that no club ser vant may ever, on any account, be tip ped. . - "When I lived In London," said Mr. Choate, "I heard of an amusing inci dent based upon this rule. "There was a certain club which did not permit gambling; but four mem bers, at a loss one night for something to do; decided to have a quiet game ot bridge a small game half a crown a hundred, or something of that sort. "So they sought out a secluded cor ner and fell to. Soon, though, they no ticed one of the club waiters hovering round them, casting stern and suspic ious glances at their table. He was a -veteran waiter, a club landmark, and they grew a little alarmed. He might tell. Finally they called the man over. " 'Joseph,' said the general, 'what you suspect is true. We are indeed gambling. And we want you to keep muin. After all, Joseph, you have been with the club a good while, and I don't suppose this is the first time you have seen the rules broken.'. " 'General,' said Joseph quietly, 'I have served the club 47 years, and I have seen, sir, every rule broken -but one ' -. - . : '"And what one is that?' " 'The one, sir, against tipping the club waiters.' "And Joseph then had the pleasure of seeing that rule broken, too." Ex change. Eva Booth's Policeman. " "You are under arrest! You are dis turbing the peace!" snarled a police man, breaking oft her first, public prayer in the streets of London. She was still in her early 'teens, a slight slip of a girl with no means of resis tance, and as the bullying officer tightened his grip on her arm, she was dragged shrmkingly with him. But the action aroused the- sym pathies of the rough crowd as a light ed match fires a keg of gunpowder. In an instant the policeman and his pris oner were surrounded, and before the officer could raise his voice he was beaten to the pavement under a show er of fists.- . It was the girl prisoner who, forget ting his rough trip and the cell to which he would have dragged her, ap pealed to the throng in his defense. When the crowd finally retreated, the policeman was 'groaning with two broken legs and a mass of bruises from head to foot. For weeks the little girl In the big Army bonnet paid faithful visits to the helpless man ln the hospital, and when he was released,, a warmer friend Eva Booth and her cause could not have found in all England. To this day she receives letters -in a rough, sprawling hand, signed simply, "Your police man." Hugh C. Weir,"' in the World Today, for May. - . Flower Clocks and Revolving Gardens. "I -shall Introduce this season," said a Philadelphia landscape gardener, "two novelties on the grounds of a Newport millionaire. One will be a floral clock, the other a revolving flow er bed. ' "The clock Is to be a circle 20 feet in diameter. The face will be of grass. The hands will- be white carnations. The numbers will be red roses, pan- sles, seliotrope, and so on. - This clock will work electrically, ana or course the. mechanism will be concealed. Will it keen tcood time? Oh, the best. I made an experimental one last week that varies onlv 18 seconds a day. "The revolving beds will be a fea ture of a sunken garden. There will be four of them, each about 12 feet square, and they will revolve eiecticai ly at the rate of a revolution a minute, "ThpRP novelties will be the first mo tion pieces ever introduced into Amer ican iana.sua.ye ucjuu. - . GLOBE SIGHTS. .! From the Atchison Globe. . A fashion hint is about the only kind some women will take. A boy never thinks he is so smart as when making a fool of himself. Being a True Sp6rt isn't much of a recommendation in any other line. Some people imagine they are con trolling their temper because they haven't any. A Russian doctor claims riding on the cowcatcher of a locomotive will cure consumption. A woman can usually find some fault with the way every other woman conducts her kitchen. When things are getting unbearably dull in a country town, it is extremely easy to start a mad dofc scare. When a man is too stubborn to give up when he Is beaten, it is polite to say he is suffering for his convictions. The sramblers in the story books al ways show up to a better advantage than the ones we meet In real life. About all house-cleaning means to a man is an excuse for his wife to re arrange the furniture so he will fall over it. Ever notice how large the "fresh paint" sign looms directly after you have absorbed about a pound with your new clothes? What has become of the old-fashioned woman' who, when her children quarreled, quoted that verse begin ning, "Birds in. their little nests agree ?" The shooting done by the women of late prompts search 'for another miss ing joy: What has become of the old fashioned woman who made a face when she got mad, and let it go at that? The warm weather has developed that the crop of peek-a-boo shirt waists wasn't injured by the unusual spring; only delayed. Indeed, the peeks seem larger man ias. year, which was a record breaker. When an old man deeds his prop erty away before he dies, he may save some wrangling over his will, but the matter will be about evened up by the quarreling among his kin over which one ought to take care of him. Tt la a late fashion to make Indi vidual strawberry shortcakes, but the fashion will not appeal to tne ooys. One of the a-reat joys of strawberry shortcake to a boy is to get a larger piece than his sister, xnere is no ele ment of chance in - the Individual shortcake. Ever since we can remember boys have been getting up early the day after a circus has been in town, and lookintr for lost articles on tne grounas- where the tents were pitched. Bat we Yi a v, npvpr hf-ard of a bov finding any thing. A circus man never loses any-1 thing. - --,-.-.. THE EVENING STORY -t $ ' Professor and Dead ;Xetter. ' I By Nellie Craveyi Glllmore.X.. 'Belinda's introduction to the new prof esaoj : was a distinctly uncermon ious one."- Tripping lightly across the mud-sogged pavement, she suddenly caught one foot in a tangled heap of wire? flung down from-tne telephone and telegraph lines by the ravaging hand of a, recent hurricane and stumbled precipitately into the arms of a blond giant, who supported her valorously till she had blushingly re covered her poise. "Thanks, awfully." she said,: "you have doubtless saved my life.". "Your frock, more likely," he replied,- lifting his hat, "I am no '. end glad I happened along at the .propit ious moment." . Belinda returned him a-little com bination smile and nod as she lifted her dainty, crisp skirts and pursued her way cautiously across the slippery street. . - . . Hardimaa restrained his - eagerness until a reasonably safe length of time hid elapsed before turning . to look around. He had gained the opposite sidewalk by this time, and his glance back at the girl betrayed instantly to the casual ' pedestrains that the pro fessor had been abruptly shaken ' from his phlegmatic attitude of . mind. Belinda turned into Oak street, all unconscious of the scrutiny that fol lowed her, and Hardiman continued, his way in a tumult of chaotic reflections.- He reached his hotel In a state oT mind that was quite Impossible. 5he very first look into the girl's face had thrilled him startlingly; the) accidental contact of her- delicate form against his had finished the Job. He' told him self that It was a case of love at first sight. So much for the explosion of his lifelong theories! Then a perfect regiment of doubts and fears assailed htm. Perhaps, after all;-she was not a girl,, but a married woman. - The ( professor ate . his dinner in si lence. Afterward he went to his room, and for some inexplicable reason ex changed his dark suit for one of light, er and more becoming, texture. He brushed his hair painstakinsrly. placed a soft gray Alpine hat on his head and sauntered forth in quest of fresh air. it was almost dark before he returned disappointed and oddly depressed. ' He escneweo supper altogether and went back to his room for a solitary cigar and meditation. '. T Meanwhile Belindahad reached home, put on a pair of dry boots- and settled herself for a quiet afternoon. . School would open on Monday and she would not have many - more afternoons to lounge, as they would be given over to outdoor recreation after the trying hours of the morning. The town clock, strik ing 6, aroused her. She tore up the last letter, old love letters-they were, and tossed the bits Into- the grate. Then she made a careful toilet and went down stairs to dinner. Teddy Everitt was coming over that evening, she recollect ed, but for the first time in many months the prospect of a visit from that individual gave her no particular pleas ure. Sunday morning she selected her most becoming gown and hat. It was a per fect day, and her satisfaction was al most complete. She created the usual stir as she walked up the aisle of the village church and took her seat near the front. Less than five minutes after ward the professor came In and sat down ln the pew opposite. He had been wait ing outside half tha morning, unobserved but alert. After service Belinda gave him a fleeting smile of recognition, and for some reason that was new to her turned and hurried home as fast as her pretty, patent leather covered feet could carry her. When school opened the following dav. me nrsi person sne encountered on en tering the faculty hall was the new nro. fessor. She blushed to her ears, and trying valiantly to retain her scholarly demeanor; . but the dogged crimson showed persistently through the tanned cheeks, and her eyes were puzzles. Hardiman- made no effort to conceal his gratification. Or if he did. he was not. at all successful. The rest of the teachers looked on . In good-hatured amusement. None of them were old maids. In a month, the acquaintance grew to intimacy; in two, It became a serious proposition; after three, the only, thing lacKing were tne woras and the ring. The professor had at last made up his mind to propose. He had meant to re strain his ardor till the close of the term, but when It became manifest that the adorable Uttle instructor of grade No. 4 reciprocated his affection, pru dence was thrown to the winds. He sat ln ills study, pondering. Suddenly he got to work disposing of his reports in short but thorough order. He made a point of never slighting his duties for anything. Then he drew forth a square envelope and sheet of white paper to match. This seemed to him the most direqt and final way of settling matters between them. Belinda was a coquette, there was no getting around that fact, even in one's most generous moments, and Hardiman was determined to cor ner her completely. He composed his lines carefully"; they were Inspirational. And now that he had broken the ice at last, he meant to carry things to a rapid finish. The professor was nothing if not business-like. He fished in a draw er and pulled out a teachers' resignation blank. This he put in a separate en velope and directed both to the dearest girl in the world. The following morning, the postman's shrill whistle brought Belinda herself to the door. She took the mall and glanced through it hastily, rivers of scarlet flowing over her cheeks as she recognized Hardiman's familiar back hand. She tore open the. envelope eagerly and scanned the contents with whitening face. The paper fell from her fingers and she leaned . limply against the banister rail. So she was asked, in the briefest possible way, to resign, and she had dared to dream the had been so sure she had been such a fool! She smothered the sob in her throat, and in quick scorn of herself, dashed the hot tears from her eyes. Then she pulled herself togeth er sharply ' and went up stairs. With trembling fingers she filled out the blank and directed It to the board. Drab weeks followed. Every effort the professor made to gain an audience with Belinda failed. He had mortified and Insulted her- flagrantly and she would see that he got no more chances to repeat the indiginty. As to Hardiman he was on the rack. Fooi-llke. he re flected, he had rushed In and frighten ed her away with his maudlin. Im portunate lovemaklng and thus lost her for good. But perhaps, after all. it was not for him that she eared, but the other, fellow! . What a dolt he had been to presume upon the affection of a matchless creature like that! Life grew to be a bitter struggle to him, and he began, all at once," to. look his 35 years. It was In May almost . the close of sehool. The day was warm and oppres sive and a lazy breeze was blowing. The professor : made his way In absent weariness toward the school house, stopping on the -way to get his mail from the postofl.ee. There were ' sev eral circulars in Ma box. and his breath atopped---a communication , from the . dead letter office. He broke th seal anxiously, an intuitive knowledge of what it contained making his heart thump thickly. Sure enough: "Miss Belinda Maxwell, Greenville, Colorado." And this was Alabama! Unadulter ated, blue-labeled carelessness and stu pidity. If living ln a place five years could. make one responsible for an id iotic blunder , of this sort what else had he not done? He walked out of the postoffice in a daze. All was clear enough now. She had never received his letter at all. only that wretched, confounded blank! No wonder she had frozen the very air about himi no won der! Opt in the open air, he quickened his footsteps. ' It was already 8:20. only ten minut-s before the opening of school, but he turned directly into Oak street and forgot that he had ever been such a thing as principal of the Greenville high school. In the distance he caught sight of a familiar, blue tailor-made gown; he doubled his pace and was quite up with. Belinda before she realized his nearness. To her haughty giance, her cool drawing away from him, Hardi man paid no attention whatever, but thrust the letter Into her hands ln a determined, masterful way, which she could not resist. Hypnotized, she opened It and read the lines through, the crimson orice moved In her cheeks: "My darling I want you to give up teaching and let ine do It for both. I am not mistaken ln thinking that you will come to me? Just a line, giving nfk the right to speak, and I shall at tempt to tell you in a different way ln a thousand different ways,- how much I worship you. ; Most earnestly, - ' . . .. "R. W. H." Belinda caught her breath In some thing between a sob and a laugh, as she lifted her eyes shyly to Ms keen, appealing, apologizing, and at last, commanding glance."- The professor was tardy, very tardy that morning, but he gave his excuse of a headache, glibly nnd mendaciously,- and dismissed pupils and teachers for a holiday. This he spent with Belinda. (Copy righted, 1907. by-P. C. Eastment.) MVM0R OF TNE DAY -"What a bright little thing!" exclaimed the society woman, patronizingly cooing at a baby out for an airing out In the park- "Who's little one is Uiis?" . "Your's ma'am," replied the nurse. "I'm the new nurse that kem yistaerd'y." -Sew York Press. Floorwalker See :-here. Mr. Soyles, that customer complains that you didn't show her ordinary civilty. - Salesman Great Scott! I showed her everything in the store, and she bought nothing. If I didn't show her that, we haven t got it. Cleveland Leader . Miss Youngbrlde I have not the slight est idea how the wedding service begins. I II have to look it up. .Ker-AJor.er' (glancing at the wedding gifts that have been sent in Why not b.in-T,?Know aII'raen by these presents "? T. it-Bits. . - , Jonah having been swallowed by the whale, rubbered around. "This ain't so bad. It beats the flat I was living in, any war." . Baying whlch.he squeezed into the spare bedroom and took a snooze. Milwaukee Sentinel.. , "Your daughter Is a skillful performer on the piano, is she not?" "Yes. ' answered Mr. Cumfox. "The way she can play for hours without get ting an earache or a sprained wrist proves to me that she's uncommonly exert." Washington Star. "Here's, a letter from a young man." sand the answers-to-correspondents edi tor, 'who wants to know he can break himself of the cigarette habit." - "Tell him to marry a strong-minded woman who objects to it." growled the snake editor. Chicago News. ' "What you need," said the doctor, "Is a change of scenery." "I know It," replied the manager of the one-night stand company, "but, confound it. I didn't come to talk business with you. I d like to find out about this buzzing in my ears." Chicago Hecord-Herald. "I have always contended" said the man who whittles, "that every one has a per fect right to his own opinions."' "True," replied Senator Badger, "he has. But In the majority of cakes the man who thinks that way doesn't know enough to keep them to himself." Milwaukee Senti nel. She--I see an -average than 'needs 1,600 pounds weight of food yearly.- He--Yes but h -doesn't want It In one batch of biscuits, dear! Yonkera States man. , .'-..'-"Now that your son's In college. I sup pose he'll be getting very exclusive; he'll be getting into the 400." "Oh. he's more exclusive than that al ready; he' on the nine." Philadelphia Pat Is Casey th' boss In his ' own house? Mike Only whin he's drlnkln' in Dolln's saloon. Judge. Pltlmnn Wpll wall u-l.r . 1, cook! eh? ' r anotner bubbubs Why. no, I can't say . Citlman What? You 1,.t ..i were. j Subbubs I did not I said I was look ing for a cook. The others we've had were not. Philadelphia Press. . r.ii ... T' . 1 -.. rmrj 10 see you carry each p.n umbrella as thst." ' a ear ooyr l think It's a p- , ' ,, "u creait to any m?.r! s taste. "So it Is, old man; so It is. I'm sorry r ix uecause it looks exactly like one I used to carry and have . -mcago -j. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago News.l If vmi ham anvthln- - -- - - -- -- us Bay . lo m mule, say it to his face. How easy it is to suggest a remedy for other people's Ills! Fortunately for the average man his brains are not on exhibition. An Ideal woman Is ona we frequent ly hear about, but seldom see about. Tempted and tried, won and tied then divorce proceedings and alimony. Why Is it that a married woman seldom has any use for a pretty female servant? It's time to stand from under when the man who knows it all starts to tell you all he knows. - When you see a girl sit down to dinner and tackle a Juicy steak smoth ered In onions It's a sign she Isn't worrying over love affairs. REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR. From the New York Press. The male population Is made up of fellows who patronize manicure par lors and of men. . . The next hardest thtng to getting a man to take your advice is gettlnir yourself to take hi. " . A girl may admit to herself that sh Is not beautiful, but there Isn't one who doesn't believe she is lovely. If a man didn't ever have to ro caning with his wife on his holidays he'd think this was a pretty comfort able world. - A woman's Idea of a delicious lov story Is where the heroine suffers agony all through, but it's a cinch sh will get over It in the last chapter.