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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNALS-MONDAY EVENING, MAY 27, 1S07.
T0FER4 STATE JOURML. Br PRANK P. MAO LEXXAN. r Entered July t. 18T6, as second-class Blatter at the postofllce at Topeka, Kan.. under the act of congress. VOLUME XXXI V No- 127 Official Paper City of Topeka TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Daily edition, delivered by carrier. 10 cent a week to any part of Topeka. or suburbs, or at the same price in any Kan sas town -where the paper has a carrier ystsm. mall, one year 13 Zl By mail, three months Satuiday edition of dally, one year ' TELEPHONES. Blnf office Business office Reporters" Room Reporters Room Frank P. MaeT,ennan Tei: 1T ....Tnd. IT ....Bell T ..Tnd. K ..Ind. 7 PERMANENT HOME. ToneVa State Journnl bnlH'ne. J nfl e"? KnM avenue, corner of Eighth. New York office: Flallron building, ai wenty-th'rd street, comer Fifth avenue am BroiJwiT. Pmi1 nincK. mn--- Chicago office: Hartford building. Paul mock, manager. FULL T.EFT VTltF TtF"IOItT OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS- 1 he State Journal t a member the Associated Press and receives the ran air teleraoc reoort of that great new or ganisation for the exclusive fcitern.on publication In Topeka. The news la recrived r. The. Rtate Jour nal building over wires for thla sola pur pose. ' Perhaps a jury will be secured in the Haywood case by fall. It evidently takes a very small ru mor to be considered hot news at Boise. Uncle Joe Cannons presiaenuai y.nr.m ta -li a win if him no enemies. You tee, nobody takes it seriously. Tf manv more politicians climb on there is a possibility that that the Taft band wagon in Kansas will be stalled. Calhoun and the other Indicted San Francisco magnates deny their guilt. Bribers seldom confess when first ac cused. Those who watched Senator George Tucker's course In the last' legislature are not surprised that he lines up for the Square Deal. ' Ottawa's population does not show up Quite as large this year as It did a vear ago. Ottawa's assessor will have to do better than that If he wishes to hold his Job. Next Thursday Is the date ihe presi dent will hand down his next opinion concerning the railroads, in his speech at Indianapolis. Hold your horses! Look out lor the elephant. The price of eggs having gone down to ten cents a dozen, the Wichita Bea con suggests a farmers' wives' union to boost the price to twenty cents. But would It advise holding the eggs? An archaeologist recently dug up some Indian skeletons In a mound on a farm formerly owned by John J. Ingalls near Atchison. Victor Mur dock suspects that they were good Indians. Robert Pigg was arrested sixteen times for violating the law but each time he escaped conviction. The seventeenth time, however, was his "SVaterloos, and now he Is facing a long term In prison. Last winter Mark Twain created comment by appearing In Washington In a white flannel suit. On a warm day recently he wore an overcoat. From which it may be Inferred that Mark is a warm advertiser. The San Francisco corporation mag nates who have been Indicted for brib ery, assert that Rudolph Spreckels is responsible for the indictments. It Is very considerate of them to give Mr. Spreckels credit for so good a job. One of the main arguments in sup port of the Taft boom is that Taft will carry out Roosevelt's policies. Fair banks or Foraker might carry them out also but it would be out into the back yard where they would be split up for kindling. While some of the other members of the Gould family are having a full line of domestic troubles, George Gould is setting an example in domestic life that might well be followed by other mil lionaires. The George Goulds appear to be an exceptionally fine family. And now Old Bent Murdock, who Is one of the spokesmen for the Square Dealers, is getting sore because the "machine" is endorsing the Square Deal ideas. He accuses the "machine" of being a "me too" organization. Colonel Murdock might try copyright ing the Square Deal ideas. The Alfonsos are not the only royal family In which there Is a brand new baby. The Sultan of Turkey is also a more or less proud father, but as It Is the fourteenth time It has happened In his case, there was far less excite ment in Constantinople than In Mad rid. When there are fourteen young Alfonsos Madrid won't get so wrought up over the matter. This has been a late spring In fact, there has been no spring at all. but summer has come immediately upon the cessation of frosts but thi oldest inhabitant can greatly dis count it. The Sabetha Herald has got hold of a clipping from The Whig. published at Frost burg. Maryland, in IS17, which tells this story: "According to the records January and February. 1816. the year without a summer, were warm and stormy. Vegetation had ifotten well along in April when real winter set In. Sleet and snow fell on 17 different days in May. In June 4here was either frost or snow every might but three. The snow was five laches deep for several days in suc cession in the interior of New York. a.d from ten Inches to three feet In arm on t and Maine. July was cold and trostyi ice formed as thick as window panes In every one of the new England states. August was still worse; Ice formed nearly an inch In thickness and killed nearly every green thing In the United States and Europe. In the spring of 1817 corn which had been kept over from the crop of 1815 sold for from $5 to $10 a bushel, the buyers purchasing for 3esd." But just as though that were not enough, the Herald produces a man from York state who remembers hearing his parents tell about the ter rible summer df 1816 when winter lasted all summer. It is even asserted that up in York state people went sleighriding on tho Fourth of July. STREET LIGHTING AG.UX. The advocates of the Edison lighting proposition now concede that the aver age cost of the city's lights under mu nicipal ownership has been 177 a year per light, instead of $93. as they have been asserting. Even J 77 Is excessive. but those figures make a remarkable showing in" favor of municipal owner- t ship. For when the city went Into the business of lighting its own streets the lowest bid it could get was $120 a light per year. There is some differ ence between that and even $77 a year. The city might throw its present equip ment away and still be a good many thousand dollars to the good. As years have rolled by modern ma chinery has lessened the cost of elec tricity. Xow the city has an offer of 500 lights at $55 a year per light on a ten-year contract. Looks pretty good, doesn't it? But hold on. The city has figures whereby It can build a modern lighting plant to make these same lights at an outside cost of $65,000. It would be necessary to Issue bonds to build the plant, and Interest on these bonds Is counted at five per cent,. although they can undoubtedly be floated at four per cent. The Capital states In an editor ial favoring the Edison proposition, that it will cost about $15,000 for run ning expenses and repairs. "How," asks the Capital, "are these bonds ever to be paid off?" Well, here is one way: Instead of paying the Edison company $55 per year for 500 lights, suppose that money be applied to operating and paying for a municipal plant. Five hundred lights at $55 a year would cost $27,500 a year. Applying $15,000 a year to oper ating expenses and. repairs leaves $12, 500 a year to pay off bonds and inter est. If part of the bonds were paid off each year the interest on $65,000 would amount to $16,250 for the whole time, or $81,250 interest and principal com bined. Paying off $12,500 a year. It would require Just six and a half years to pay for the entire plant, and for the other 3M years that the Edison con tract Is proposed to run. the city would be saving $12,500 a year, or a total of $43,750. In other words, It might throw awav Its plant at the end of ten years and still be $43,750 ahead. It Is usually figured, however, that the bonds would run ten years, at 5 per cent interest, before they would be paid. If this were done the total interest would amount to $32,250. The two propositions, on this basis, would compare as follows: EDISON CONTRACT. 500 lights at $55 a vear JS7 Ron For 10 years 1275.000 MUNICIPAL OWNERSHIP. Bonds to build plant $ 65,000 Interest, 10 years at 5 per cent 22.K00 Maintenance at $16,000 a year , 150,000 Total $247,500 Balance in favor of municipal ownership $27,500 This is not including anything for depreciation but contemplates throw ing the city plant away at the end Of ten years. According to Prof. Free man's figures a new plant may be built for $40,000. The Capital's idea of combining a present indebtedness of $78,000 with the cost of the new plant Is misleading. That Indebtedness will have to be paid just the same if the Edison proposition is accepted as under municipal owner ship. The saving under municipal ownership would pay off a large por tion of - this debt, even If the city's plant were a total loss at the end of ten years. ; How much would the Edi son proposition pay off on this In debtedness? These figures are presented so that the people may carefully consider the proposition. The State Journal wishes to be entirely fair in the matter, and it would say that the Capital's estimate of $15,000 a year for maintenance and repairs may be too low. It certainly does not include depreciation. If a depreciation fund were figured in, however, it would mean that the city ; would have the equivalent of a $65,000 plant on hand at the end of ten years. A HARRLMAN VIEWPOINT. Harrlman continues to occupy a central place in the magazines, and one of the most Interesting of the current articles dealing with the railroad mag nate is by Edward Lefevre, the Wall street writer, in the June American Magazine. Incidentally Mr. Lefevre brings out some of Ilafrlman's views on how the government ought to deal with the railroads, which are worthy of consideration. "He is full of the subject of govern ment Interference with the railroads," writes Mr. Lefevre. "He said they were suffering from legislation. "I interrupted him and asked: 'Can you tell me one s!ngle specific piece of legislation enneted to date which is disastrous to the railroads?" " 'It's what the present may lead to,' he answered, roads, he went on, should agitation The rail have the same rights as individuals. The j managers should be allowed to meet j and discuss their business, and cornel to understandings and be allowed to make agreements and binding con- tracts, instead of meeting surrepti- I . .,ii,in. .... ! ttously ana talking ana each man say ing what he thinks he will do. " 'But power to do what you say, would inrvUably lead to great abuses,' I interjected. " "Under proper government regu lation, of course." he said impatiently; "under reasonable regulation. The railroads rrtruld be able to do business cheaper. They are prevented by low from doing things that would lower the cost of transportation. -' And that increased cost comes out of the pock ets of the public. They pay for It.' There was an air of finality about htm as he said It.- -It was doubtless Incomprehensible to him that the public stupidly wished to keep on pay ing more than it should. Then he added: 'And even if there were abuses they would not be as great as the advantages the public would derive if the railroads were permitted to do business scientifically. You have no idea how uneconomlcally the railroads of this country do business! There was a note of wistfulness, of sincere regret. almost of despair In his voice, as he said this. It came from knowledge and from the vain desire to be the or ganizer of the country's entire railroad business. If he had the power to sys tematize It, to be the secretary of rail roads, with a 'life Job' like a supreme court justice and absolute power above all things the absolute power- there Is no question that we would have better railroads ; and cheaper transportation, for Harrlman is the type of man who, knowing his capac ity, necessarily believes-that the best form of government Is an absolute autocracy under a benevolent despot." JOURNAL ENTRIES "Melba Can't Sing," says a headline over a story about the prima donna's cold. Well, there are others who can't also, but they go through the motions just the same. . The newspapers are saying that King Peter of Servia wants to borrow money. Pete is like a good many other people, but if he wants more than two bits he need not look In the direction of this department. The Sabetha Herald prints a clip ping from a paper published in 1817 saying that thick ice formed in New England all the previous summer. We fear that the art of lying has been lost in these degenerate days. Notwithstanding that the new Spanish baby has twelve names, the chances are that the other boys will call him "kid" when he starts to school. Beginning a week from today you must paint your gasolene can red, but don't make a mistake and paint the town red instead. JAYHAWKER JOTS Noah Lott lives up in Ottawa county. Many other people think they know a lot. t. - . . , hoj? adTelf week. A Poland China sow sold for $1,200 at Wichita recently. Some men are not worth that much. Sabetha brags that it hasn't had a cf.se In its police court in four months. Pretty good thing to brag about. A bear belonging to a carnival com pany escaped at Atchison and climbed a pole. He was not arrested. There are no bear hunters on the Atchison police force. Henry Honey thinks if an American kid were loaded down with the name the Alfonsos gave their baby, he would lick the old man for it as soon as he got big enough. Suppressed item in the Minneapolis Better Way: Bert Kay asked us not to tell that he brought the children in to see the show last Monday. He had 'em in all right, but blamed if we are going to tell it. Personal reminiscence byGomerDav ies: "It is hard for the children born and reared in Kansas to understand and realize that there are other chil dren, in other countries, who are de nied what they look upon as the most commonplace things in their iives. This calls to mind an incident In our own experience, as vivid now after 40 years as though it happened yesterday. At 8 years of age we 'came across in the steerage' to America. At 9 we had 'accepted a position' as trapper in a Pennsylvania coal mine. Two years la ter the family moved to Livingston county, Missouri, and our first home was in the smoke house, kindly vaca ted for us by a hospitable Missouri farmer while the log cabin was being built on the 'forty' bought on the in stallment plan of the Hannibal & St. Joe Railroad company. While living In the smoke house the lady who lived in the big house, after skimming the milk one morning, said to the little wad of foreign-looking humanity, dressed in a plaid flannel shirt, cordu roy breeches and hob-nailed shoes: "Say, Gomer, I wish you would carry this pailful of skimmed milk out to the lot and feed it to the hogs." Eleven years old, yet we had never seen so much milk in one package before in our life. When we got on the off side of the barn it occurred to us that the woman would be none the wiser.and the hogs would never tell. If we should take a drink of that milk just one good, long drink, such as we never had, or ever seen any one else have, in all our lives. We set the bottom of the bucket on the top rail of the low fence and drank as long as we could hold our breath. The more we drank of that rich, sweet milk, the more convinced we were that it wasn't causing the woman any worry and the hogs wouldn't know the difference, anyway. So we drank until our clothes wouldn't fit a little bit. It was the first time we ever had all the milk we wanted to drink and then we thought there was only one way to get such a precious treat and that was to steal It from the hoes according to some of our 'es teemed contemporaries' we have never gotten out of the habit. But. say, what Kansas boy was ever denied anything on earth that was fit to eat or drink, and all he wanted of it?" QUAKER REFLECTIONS. From the Philadelphia Press. A real enemy is more to be desired than a false friend. It seems as though some fellows only i play poker when their friends need ' the money. Few women are as good looking as they think other women ought to think 'hey are. A man may be said to have acquired true fame when all the newspapers 1,7. There isn t anything much sadder to contemplate than a meal ticket with all the meals punched out. No. Maude, dear; the bee culturist doesn't suffer from hives any more, than the lumber dealer does from shingles. Women can find more to talk about at a sewing circle than men can at a Board meeting of a billion-dollar Trust, KANSAS COMMENT -"LKE FOR FACTIONALISM. The Wichita Beacon makes a strong plea for the elimination of factional fm meaning factional leaders! from ? Republican party. Some years ago when the convention plan looked like a fixture, it was argued that there must be political bosses and -when a differnnce of opinion arose among these, there must be factions. The direct primary , has changed the out look in a marked degree. Under the application of the state wide primary there will still be political leaders, to be sure, who will advance- the interests of their party, but they will be leaders because the people have selected them to be leaders and because the people have faith in them not because they have secured and hold their places through political manipulation. The direct primary is coming for Kansas. As a matter of fact. It is here certainlv- anH snrelv. now. All that this manner of selecting candi dates needs for general application is the endorsement of the next legisla tive session and the next legislature win not aare fail in this particular. With the direct primary in effect, the bickering among the factional leaders for political iobs will cease. and thereupon will follow the end of factionalism. For upon the first evi dence of an effort by any set of men to control political patronage m the interest of their own clique or crowd, the people will throw them down and out. The people demand that the men in public office shall be subservi ent to no machine, that they shall be animated by no desire or purpose ex cept to perform their duties accept ably. Parsons Sun. o POOR GUESSERS. The Fort Scottt Republican' has been forcibly struck by the conviction that the "square dealers" were poor guessers on Lieutenant Governor Fitz gerald and Attorney General Jackson when they were candidates for nomi nation and election. Undoubtedly they were. They have been happily sur prised and should be manly enough to admit that they were away oft in their guess on these officials. It appears that there were other bad guessers, as well the railroads and brewery inter ests. They are not yet to the point where they are admitting their error in a loud tone of voice, but they 11 get thiers after awhile. Miami Republi can. WOULD HE? The Emporia Gazette notes a "wiggle" for Coburn for governor. But would a man who turned down the comfortable, salubrious job of senator take up the brain-wrecking. heart breaking job of governor which ends after two years with a kick or after four years with a slap? Abilene Re flector. TIRED. The express companies are tired of having the public accuse them of be ing In collusion with the whisky busi ness. That evens things up a little. I ur CAyicns i;uiiiydliit;3 nave lutiut; llic The express companies have made the for the whisky trust. Jewell Repub lican. GETTING ON IN THE WORLD. H. C. Nutt, the newly appointed general manager of the Northern Pa cific, was a clerk In the Burlington of fices at Lincoln twelve years ago, and yet you occasionally hear it said that a young man has jjo show these days. He hasn't if he . loafs and smokes cigarettes. Atchison Globe. TO RELIEVE THE DROUTH. To Bay the least. County - Attorney Peterson of Allen . county, who had nine visiting Eagles arrested for bring ing in liquor, has a somewhat blunted sense of the courtesy due to company. What does he sunnose the Tola Faeries had their brethren from the outside j come there for? Lawrence World. FROM OTHER PENS A WYOMING PHENOMENON. ' The snowstorm that has raged In the mountains of southern Wyoming since April 15 without intermission is un precedented for this season of the year as far as the knowledge of the white man extends. Seven feet on a level and a temperature hovering around zero would seem to preclude the possibility of the existence of even wild life In those wintry solitudes. This is, of course, entirely without the limits of the stockraising belt of the state, hence the storm is a phenomenon rather than a disaster. Portland Oregonian. A COMPARISON. Abraham Ruef, the fallen political boss of San Francisco, who last week pleaded guilty to the charge of corrup tion, declared that he entered politics with high Ideals, but that he found he had to sacrifice them to gain and retain political power. How grossly he was mistaken in choosing the course he did he now doubtless -perceives. Compare his career with that of Governor KVillc of Missouri, or of Governor Hughe of New York, and see how much bet ter it paid, even in a political way, to dare to do right than to succumb to the wrong. Pittsburg Post. WHERE TO SEEK THE POETS. ' Probably Ambassador Bryce was as close to a joke as an Englishman's ap prehension can get when he said that the great need of the United States Is poets. Hasn't he seen them yet? Let him call at the office early some day. If he should be detained till after noon he can see the poetry, but not the poets, at the paper mill. Possibly he would find the most satisfaction to his curiosity at the morgue. Cincinnati Enquirer. . - A REVOLUTIONARY IDEA. Governor Hughes of New York insists that corporations shall pay for valu able grants from the state. This action has caused a genuine surprise where these grants have hitherto been a free gift rmong friends. Baltimore Ameri can. OVERDOING THE JOB. The railroads seem anxious to fur nish new proofs thnt even more strin- ! gent laws are needed to compel them j to take better care of the lives of pas sengers. Baltimore American. e- j NOW ISN'T IT? Isn't it funny that men will con tinue to bite on the prize fight game when Its crookedness is exposed so often? Los Angeles Herald. j NEW ANTIQUES. What wonder that bogrus "antiques" Impose on museums and collectors when the very spade that bean the subwav has been counterfeited! -New-York Evening Post. CHICAGO TRACTION SITUATION. The Illinois supreme court has de cided that Chicago can't buy its car lines just when the city was getting ready not to. Detroit Free Press. J THE OLD SWEET PASTURES. You. that have a world o money now s the time you want to be In the meadows, sweet as honey, where the birds are f!vin' free: Want to leave the city mansion for the emipie uuumry rancn. Where some barefoot feller's wadin in the ripples o" the branch! In the city, life is money; , but you'd cnange your golden state S or your love song to your Honey by a honeysuckle rato! Give your stormy city towers for the dear old country ranch For a day off with the flowers wadin' in a rippled branch. Atlanta Constitution. Drama of a Panic. March 14, the day of the worst panic Wall street has known in years, saw many strange sights among the men who play the speculation game. No where did excitement run higher than in tne financial colony at the Waldorf. Throughout the afternoon the safes and corridors of the Waldorf had rever berated with the echoes of a financial crash, which has gone down In the annals of "the uptown Wall street' marked with a big, bad red letter. There had been a mighty, sickening scare. The bottom of the market had slid oft so quickly, easily, inexcusably. that the gamblers, big and little, swore it had gone forever. Their nerve went with it. They were left floating in the air with not a single prop under them. oh that day and didn't know it. They wailed and cursed and kicked. They made hyena faces at each other and blew smoke in each other's eyes all unconsciously. They hurried hither and thither and back again, wrote tele grams and tore them up, gave orders to waiters and countermanded them, call ed pages and discharged them, pulled their mustaches till they smarted down to the very roots. They lost all sense of true .propor tions. One man who always bought the most expensive cigars by the thousand sneaked away to a cigar case, purchas ed three for a quarter and slipped two stealthily and gingerly into his pocket, as though they were million dollar gold certificates. Another man who was never known to count his change ac cused a waiter of robbing him of 10 cents and demanded a wine-list that he might verify the price of highballs. They lost all sense of humor. As H. C. Frlck stepped out of an elevator, a little Jew broker with glittering eyes and pal,?, distraught face, plucked at his coatsleeve. I "Ah. Mr. Frlck," he entreated In a wheeling voice, "give me your idea of the market! What do you think?" The big man looked gravely at his questioner, and opened his lips to re ply. In a twinkling a crowd of men with straining eais closed in' about him. "The market," said Frlck. imperturb ably. "Why. I should say it was near er the bottom today than yesterday." He smiled and walked away; but the humorous "absurdity of his speech was lost to his hearers. "D n him," hissed the little pale man savagely. "It wouldn't hurt him to loosen up. He ain't spittin' diamonds when he talks." The scene was at once tragic and ridiculous. Human judgment always clumps with the market. Today not a vestige remained. Men who were used to thinking in thousands thought and acted in dimes. Prosperity, the greatest asset Wall street owns, faded away like a shadow at night; poverty, its most hated liability, stared every hollow-eyed man full In the face. One man who has, lately purchased a $6,000 auto mobile went about hawking it for $1, 000. Some mei in their excitement talked of selling Newport villas. Broadway Magazine.. Take a Day Off. "This is a day for the woods." said a faultless housekeeper yesterday, as she opened the- windows and let the warm air float drowsily in. If one could I Just let things go and get out of doors, j she mused, but with a "yield not to temptation" air this irreproachable lit tle woman tied on her apron, giving the strings an extra jerk to emphasize her determination. Almost every woman knows what this spirit of abandon is which comes over one on a spring day, just as the front door .bangs after the last one off to school or business. With a perfect June sky and the birds fairly singing their heads off, the routine of housework seems strangely out of keeping; but the desire to let things gd arises only to be stifled at once by the sense of duty which is always at a woman's elbow. This uncompromising sense of duty is one of the finest traits of a woman's character, but after all, there's danger of overdoing it once in a while. Why not let the things go and get out of doors? The "things" don't really have to be done not all of them at least. though there are some things which the i j i I I" JLl.Th out for the woods. "I always draw the line somewhere," writes one woman who has learned the art of "letting things go." "I washed the dishes and made the beds, and cleaned up the hearth. There is no salvation for the woman who doesn't do these things: but for the rest of it the daily digging and delving by which really good housekeeping is ac complished I weighed its results against my own bodily health and men tal growth and decided in favor of the latter." It is only fair to say that this woman did not claim to make a daily practice of letting things go. Any housekeeper knows what a disastrous sort of phil osophy that would be. But very much oftener than most serious minded housekeepers would think possible, this sensible woman conscientiously neglect ed things and made it a business to hunt up the meadow larks and the robins. Sometimes the kitchen shelves enjoyed a riotous amount of disorder and the dust under the spare room bed was left peacefully alone, but the wo man who had learned to let things go had fewer gray hairs and fewer wrinkles to pay for it. Cleveland Plain Dealer. Soniniform, it New Anesthetic. After allowing himself to be put un der the influence of somniform. a com paratively new anesthetic invented in France Dr. Charles Paden. a dentist, was kept in an unconscious condition yesterday for seven minutes while Dr. Charles W. Hawley, Dr. Richard Brown and several other physicians studied Its effect upon the heart and respiration. They agreed that It show ed no harmful influence. Dr. Paden. together with Prof. George P. Dryer, has been experiment ing for months with the anesthetic upon animals at the College of Physi cians and Surgeons to determine with what degree of safety It could be used as compared with chloroform, ether and other older anesthetics and con cluded that It was the least dangerous of all. Several physicians who were present at the test have userj somniform with good results. Chicago Record-Herald. The Lady Chauffeur. "I made an impression on him a deeo Impression I am sure of it." id glancing back with a proud smfsa at the prostrate figure in the roaa. the lady chauffeur sped on her way again. THE EVENING STORY , Winner of the Race. (By Virginia Blair.) "Jock," said Hugh MacDonald, "are they men or monkeys?" Jock, being a collie of Intelligence, cocked his ears conversationally, and followed his master to the edge of the bluff, where they stood looking over. Down the road below them, driven pell-mell by a youth in hunting pink, came a team of razor-backed hogs. Around their necks were wreaths of huge yellow chrysanthemums, and the long yellow ribbons with which their driver tried 'neffectually to guide them were or sninlng yellow satin. Behind them aquartctteof stampeding sheep, violet-wreathed and harnessed with violet satin, dragged after them a laughing, romping youth, also in hunt ing pink. Mne two contestants in the strange race were followed by a shouting, ex cited crowd. A little woman in scarlet. Joining hands with two stout gentlemen, brought up the rear, and they all disap peared around the curve together. "Well, Jock," said Hugh MacDonald, It's a poor way to treat the pigs, and you could take bettor care of the sheep man that." The collie wagged a responsive tall, but his eyes were still fastened on the road. Hugh, following their direction, said, Oh," quickly, as a girl limped into signt. She looked up and waved her hand at tne minister. "I'm coming!" he shouted, and Jock led the way down the winding path. When they reached the road they round the girl sitting on a big stone. T have hurt my ankle," she said. "I made them go on without me." "Were you following that?" The min ister Jerked his head in the direction of the motley procession. Yes." Her, cheeks flamed. "It must seem awfully silly to you." "It's cruel,", the minister condemned. "Jock could take better care of the sheep " . "I don't believe they thought of inat. "Do they ever think?" he questioned ner... "I'm not sure," she confided, "but they're awfully good fun." "I think it was Just as good fun when you and I used to pick wild flowers and row in my little boat on the lake. Those were nice, simple times, Ellie, before these society people came up here to make fools of the country folk, and your father made his money selling land to tnem. "Oh, you don't know them," she ex cused, "they are very good-hearted. One of them gave a lot of money to the poor and we're going to have tableaux for tne old people of the parish.' "My old people are well taken care, ui, lie siiiu sierniy. Her face fell. "But we want to have the tableaux, I am going to be Juliet." "To whose Romeo?" "Freddie Fairfax's." "The pig driver?" "How unpleasantly you put it," she said. "He is awfully nice." There was silence for a moment, and then he said: "Do you love him, Ellie?" "Everybody calls me Eleanor now," she remarked irrelevantly. ' "Do you love him?" he insisted. "Oh, no, I don't love any one " His dark face was very tender as he said, "And yet I once had the great happiness of believing .that you loved me and that we werej to be ; piarrled and that you were to five' in .the par sonage with me, and we were to min ister to my people, . and grow old to gether in a beautiful union " She gave a little cry. "My ankle hurts," was her explanation, but her eyes were full of tears. He knelt beside her. "Let me take off your shoe," he said, I can bandage it with my handker chief." In silence he untied the pretty low boot, and drew it off gently. In silence, too. he wrapped his handkerchief about her slim ankle. There," he said, and looked up at her as he knelt, "Does it hurt now, dear heart?" 'Don't," she said, and her lips trem bled, "don't call me that." I shall always call you that in my heart," he said. Then he squared his shoulders and stood up. "I'll help you to get home." His arm went around her and she clung to him. "I'm afraid I can't walk it hurts awfully." "I'll carry you," he offered, but she protested, "Oh, no, they are coming back. The pigs were rampant now, and sauealmer on the homestretch. The sheen were so frightened that their eyes were wild, ana tney stumoiea over the rough road. "Oh, poor things, poor things," Eleanor said as she saw them. The minister caught the violet rib bons' with one hand, and brought the woolly steeds up with a Jerk. "Unharness them," he said to the man in pink. "You've spoiled the race," shrieked the little woman in scarlet. "Miss Lester was to award the win ner," explained one of the stout gen tlemen. But the minister was pulling off the violet wreaths. "Take them home, Jock," he said to the collie, and the protesting crowd. "They happen to be my sheep, and I can't have them killed in this way." Freddie Fairfax came back with the pigs In tow. "We would pay you for them," he said, insolently. In a flash the minister faced him, with clenched fists', but It was Eleanor who cried, indignantly, "Do you think he cares about the money, Freddie?" She drew close to MacDonald as she said it. and the minister thanked her with his eyes. Then, as he noticed her deadly paleness, he cried: "We must get you home at once," in in explana tion to the others, "Her ankle is in pretty bad shape." Freddie Fairfax dropped the lines, and the pigs made a break for free dom. "Gee," he ejaculated, "I 11 bring my motor car." "No." Eleanor refused, and waved him away. "Run after your pigs, little boy. They're in the clover." With one excuse and another, she got rid of all of them, then she held out her hands to MacDonald. "Did you care, Hugh," she asked, wistfully, "when he spoke that way about giving you money?" "Not after you defended me," he said. "It was when I saw you standing there among them that I realized how light they were and how true you were and different and I knew " He bent - over her. "What did you know, dear heart?" "That I wanted to live In th parson age with you and to grow old together and to have j-ou love me always Hugh." (Copyrighted, 1907, by Homer sprague.) "Oh. Mr. Milyuns!" "Well?" "Do you think a rich man can go through the eye of a needle?'" "I don't know, my boy. However, I will say that my lawyers have dragged me through some very smal! loopholes. ' Kansas City Journal. WEARY WORK. Twenty-seven hours a day Did he grub. Nearly wore his nerves away. Poor old dub4 Struggled with a greedy moo In the ditch. Found it a terrlfflo Job Getting rich. i Now that he would ladle out Coin, you know. People sneer and yelx about Tainted dough. He, depicted as a slob And a boor, . Finds it a terrific Job Getting poor. Louisville Courier-Journal. HVM0R OF THE DAY First Policeman Did you catch his number? Second Policeman No. First Policeman That was a fine girl In the auto. Second Policeman Yes, . wasn't she? The Car. "I hear you are having trouble In meet ing your creditors." "Trouble In meeting "em? Great Scott! My trouble is dodging 'em." Cleveland Leader. Sapleigh I'm learning to play the aw harp, doncher know. Miss Caustique Indeed. Has your phy sician given up all hopes? Chicago Dally News. "Poor Jones is all in." "What's the matter?" "He snores so loud that he can't sleep. Louisville Courier-Journal. "Johnnie," inquired Mr. Nexdore, "why don't you do funny tricks like the Kat zenjammer Kids?" "1 can't think of nuthln'." "Why don't you smash up your fath er's rhonoKraph?'- Washington Herald. Mrs. Knlcker Do you think poker or racing the w..ise? Mrs. Bocker Racing. Charles doesn't give me any presents after It. New York Sun. "Bigget says Brightly is a 'skeptic.' What does he mean?" "He means Brightly denies something that Bigget believes Is true, that's all." Philadelphia Press. First Roman (while Rome Is burning) Just listen to Nero's playing. Dost ap preciate his marvelous technic? Second Roman Hardly. I'm In the fire Insurance business. Philadelphia Press. GLOBE SIGHTSr From the Atchison Globe. When a man acts superior. It is a sure thing he Is not a superior man. Some of the new hosiery advertise ments are very much Police Gazette. When a thing really amounts to a great deal, people do not believe it amounts to much. About everything from physical culture to quinine claims to be "Na tures own remedy." An Atchison man is so squeamish that he becomes seasick every time he sees a girl wearing a sailor hat. The parlor sofa Is probably wonder ing why its friend, the- hammock, doesn't get busy, so it can take a va cation. By the time a man is 40 he should have learned this much at least: That nine times out of ten he is liable to be mistaken. In these days of unhampered flights of fancy, you will occasionally find a brand of bacon with a name that sounds as if it belonged to a girl. "It isn't right," a man said today, pathetically and Indignantly. A great many things go on that are not right, and Indignation will not stop them. What has become of the old-fashioned young woman who, when a man jumped at her and kissed her. Inquired: "Now, do you feel any bet ter?" There is some curiosity to know which warship is to be commissioned to take the delegates to the peace conference at The Hague. If a girl asks other girls to come over In the evening that a young man is to call on her, it is a sign she doesn't care much for him. We have an idea that one of the greatest joys heaven will have for the workingman Is that it Is a piace where no whistles arc blown. When a man's friends praise him to his wife she looks pleased, if a bride, but if she has been married quite a while, she looks suspicious. When a woman moves Into a house which has been occupied before, she says: "You should have seen that house: I simply had to dig it out." After a woman has been married about so long she looks at her hus band, the way we all look at com pany who have worn out their wel come. The man who wears green goggles on a windy day, does it to keep the dust out of his eyes, and not from an excess of modesty, as the ladles might suppose. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago News. Lawyers are the most successful law breakers. Truth is always a friend to those who honestly seek it. Better lay In a stock of thermometers before they get any higher. A change In your manner of living may put more change in your pocket. Ignorance isn't bliss If you don't know a good thing when you see it. Speaking of skin games what's the matter with the beauty doctor's art? It is Just possible that liquor would Improve with age if men would let It. The first time a man falls in love he imagines he is in a bottomless pit. Don't cast your pearls before swine or a woman who is a chronic kicker. It takes a brave man to be chummy with a widow who has burled three husbands. And it Is sometimes necessary to put a man out in order to find out what's in him. A young widow always acts as If she would have known just as much had she never married. Many a man docs nothing but hope from morning till night, then sits down and calls it a day's work. When a man tells you that he prefers his old pipe to a good cigar there is no reason why you should' believe him. Some men never attempt to accom plish anything because they are unable to find an easy mark to put up the money. i REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR. From the New York Press. There's a heap of misery in hunting for it all the time. A woman would about as lief lose her character as have her nose peel from sunburn. Parents are so braggy thev man... to act proud over the way Wieir child UBS U1C Iflccl Bl Co, It's Just human nature to get more fun out of losing ten dollars at ram bling than making ten by work. It takes a girl to know that a photo graph that flatters her Is a bette? llEl ness of her than the face she , i, the looking glass. "e8 ,n - -