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f Entered July 1. 1873. as second-class
natter at the postoftice at Topeka, Kan,.
tander the act of congress-
Official Papor City of TQpcka.
Dally edition, delivered by carrier. 10
tents a week to any part ot Topeka. or
suburbs, or at the same price lr. any Kan
sas towns where the paper baa a carrier
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Saturday edition of daily, one year - ""
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New York office: Flatlron building.
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Chicago office: Hartford buiiamg.
Block, manager.
The State journal is a immun -Associated
Press and receives the 'un a
teieerapl; report or xnat "A"
ganlsation for the exclusive aftern
rne news is recuveu -n tn""y " ...
nal building over wires for this sole pur-
Well, the drouth is cracked again.
June fourteenth will be Flag day
Don't forget your flag.
June continues to do a pretty fair
Job of weather making.
The postofflce department has set
out to beat the twine trust by econ
omlzing in the'use of twine.
Testerdav was a pretty fair imita
tlon of summer and it Is probably safe
now to take down your base burner.
An heir of "Silent" Smith's is quoted
aa saving that riches seem like
dream. And perhaps he is afraid he
will wake up.
"Don't kiss the babies," is the slogan
s club gathering at At
lantic City. It Is respectfully referred
to the candidates.
Gros offense committed by the
TTanans Cltv Times: "It will not be
necessary for anyone to ask Mr. Tuck
er if he ever got the Hook."
A San Antonio paper prints an edl
nri.il hearted "We Drink Too Much."
That has always been suspected of San
Antonio, but It might try swearing on.
i L
Now that the Kansas-Colorado case
has been thrown out of court for want
of evidence, the Arkansaw is lower
than it has been for years at this sea
son. It Is a common occurrence now for
a Kansas country paper to recoro. mo
arrival of a carload of automobiles
and still the bank deposits continue to
pile up. ''
Naturally "Wichita Just can't help
walking chesty because Johnny Reiff
rode the horse that won the Derby
over in England this week. "Wichita
claims Johnny Reiff.
The Standard must have lost Its rab
bit foot or else it has seen the new
moon over the wrong shoulder. It has
certainly been doing an excellent Job
of losing in its court troubles lately.
Garden City's protest against Taft's
idea of abollshine the tariff on Philip
pine sugar leads Joe Bristow to sus
pect that Garden City wishes to climb
out of the Tart band wagon and walk.
The restaurant business appears to
have been fairly profitable in San
Francisco when the restaurant keep
ers could afford to pay a thousand dol
lars a year each to Ruef for protec
tion. - .
The green bug has given many far
mers down In southern Kansas a
Chance to be patriotic this year and
celebrate the Fourth of July In a fit
ting manner. They usually celebrate
the Fourth In the harvest field, but
this year, owing to the aid given them
by G. Bug, they will be able to take
a vacation.
The place of honor In the June Club
Member is given to "The Call of Kan
sas," the poem that was sent by a
homesick Kansas girl In California to
the Lawrence Journal and which has
been reproduced throughout the state.
By the way, Isn't it about time for
Editor Brady to disclose the name of
the author of that poem?
Prophecy of Victor Murdock: "Balle
"Waggener. who is to contest the con
stitutionality of the railroad rate law
In Kansas, will carry It to the supreme
court. If It mixes up the legislative,
executive and judicial branches and
the supreme court happens to be feel
ing that way when it reaches them,' it
will be knocked skv hieh "
Henry Allen has won his fight for
clean streets In "Wichita. At the last
session of city council an ordinance
was passe! prohibiting the distribution
of bills and posters In the streets, mak
ing it a misdemeanor for any one to
sweep or throw any dirt or trash or
paper Into the streets or alleys, or
upon vacant property. The police de
partment has instructions to see that
this ordinance Is strictly enforced, and
the result Is found to be a great im
provement In the physical conditions
of the city.
"W. T. Morgan, who was chairman
of the house committee on railroads
last winter, prints an editorial on the
subject "Fool Railroad Tactics" in
which he says: "It is reported that one
or more or tne railroads or Kansas
are refusing to obey the law, and Is
sue orders permitting passengers, to
ride on certain freight trains. If this
la true it shows the fool management
which brings the railroads half their
troubles with the public. When the
railroads are attacked or the public
demands rights or concessions, the
railroads are great for the law." They
run to the court for protection and
they appeal to the fair-minded men
not to violate the law or the consti
tution. But when a law stands in the
way of their convenience they break
it without. a quiver. . And that -is the
reason why public sentiment Is not
touched by the sight of a railroad In
distress, because when the railroad has
the power, it doesn't give three whoops
for anybody else s distress."
The heart Is deceitful above all things.
uv ucovcitticiy wicaea. jeremian i
it ia enough to shake even the
optimist's faith in humanity to
read the confeysion of Harry Orchard
in the Haywood case. If his confes
sion is true, he had a part in prac
tically all of the outrages and murders
that were committed at the time of
the labor troubles In Colorado and
Idaho. Whether or not one believes
Orchard's assertion that the crimes
were planned and ordered by the
"inner circle" of the Western Federa
tlon of Miners, the diabolical wicked
ness of his story brands him as a de
That certain crimes were committed
there is no doubt. Orchard confesses
that he committed them or had a part
in their commission. But the ques
tion arises whether the man who
would commit such crimes would not
also falsely accuse others of being in a
measure responsible for them. Or
chard's testimony certainly does not
prove Haywood's guilt, unless it shall
be corroborated from other sources.
There is no doubt that members of
the Western Federation of Miners
have done much that is reprehensible.
There is no doubt that ita leaders
stirred up strife and hatred and ought
to have been suppressed. But there is
also no doubt that the miners suf
f ered great provocation and that
wealthy mine owners were none the
less reprehensible than the labor
leaders. The fact that Moyer and
Haywood, in their positions as the ex.
ecutives of the miners' union, stirred
up strife and hatred against the
wealthy classes, does not prove them
guilty of murder.
In this connection the opinion of a
Kansas man who is in a position to
judge somewhat of this matter is of
value. He is at present a Kansas
editor, but he was In the newspaper
business in the Cripple Creek district
during the labor troubles out there.
He Is extremely conservative, of good
judgment, and having unusual oppor
tunities, as a newspaper man, to get
at the facts, the State Journal values
his opinion In this matter. This man
knew something of Moyer and Hay
wood, and he says unhesitatingly that
he cannot believe them guilty of com
plicity In the crimes charged against
them. While the Western Federation
of Miners was oppressive and dicta
torial when it had the chance. It is in
conceivable, says this man, that as an
organization It or its officers commit
ted the outrages It is charged with. In
fact, he asserts that it was proved In
court that the alleged attempted
wreck of a Cripple Creek & Florence
train, which Orchard claims to have
"tipped oft" to the mine owners, was
planned and "averted" by a detective
in the employ of the mine owners.
The Vindicator "explosion," this man
asserts, may not have been an ex
plosion at all. While the story was
sent out that the mine had been
"blown up" by striking miners, as
near as could be discovered it was
simply an accident caused by an in
competent engineer, who ran the cage
so high above the mouth of the shaft
that a cable broke and the cage drop
ped back, killing two men. Every
item of news that was sent out of the
district, this newspaper man says, was
censored by Sherman Bell, and not a
thing was allowed to go out that was
not colored to favor the mine owners.
Wltbrsuch testimony as this coming
from a reliable and disinterested source,
it is well to discount at least a portion
of Orchard's confession until it is cor
roborated. Orchard may have been the
fiend he asserts he was, but if so, he
would readily confess more than he
was really guilty of, and also tangle
innocent men up in his crimes if there
by lie might help himself.
The Jur,7 In the Haywood case cer
tainly has a grave and difficult respon
sibility resting upon It.
Back of this tragedy and the other
crimes and outrages of the labor wars
Is the strife and hatred of man for
man. There Is wrong on both sides.
Each wishes to get the better of his
fellow. There is always Joy in hell
over the hate that Is engendered in a
war between capital and labor. The
devil plays one against the other, when
the labor boss and the capitalistic boas
try to get an unfair advantage of each
Some people see a bloody war com
ing between these two forces. We are
optimistic enough to believe it may be
averted; but the only thing that will
do It Is the doctrine of the real Square
Deal the Golden Rule the teachings
of Jesus Christ. When men are will
ing to give to others the same oppor
tunities and privileges they claim for
themselves there will be no more strife
between capital and labor. When Capi
tal gives Labor its Just reward and the
due proportion of the returns from its
work: when Labor is willing that Capi
tal should have the rewards that belong
to it In turn; and when each indi
vidual is willing to give aid to his
weaker and more unfortunate brother,
then there will be no more strikes. But
long as men hate each other, as long
as there are Moyers and Haywoods and
capitalists to stir up that hatred, and
as long as there are fiends like Harry
Orchard, labor troubles will continue.
The hearts of such men need chang
Mr. B. F. Yoakum Is one railroad
magnate who comes forward and
roundly applauds President Roose
velt's Indianapolis speech. This is not
the first time, either, for Mr. Yoakum
has been talking that same way for
If more railroad men, high in author
ity, would line up like Mr. Yoakum and
help carry out the general policies laid
down by the president, anti-railroad
prejudice would peedlly die out. The
trouble is that some railroad magnates
wish to override all laws that they do
not happen to like. They seem to think
that laws ere made for the other fellow
but not for them. The fact is that If
railroads expect to be protected by the
law, they must be amenable and obedi
ent to the law.
It is probable that the president had
men like B. F. Yoakum In mind when
he spoke of "honest railroad mana
Some boys are like a postage stamp:
They have to be licked before they
will do what is required of them.
A young Topeka mother feels as
though she has been cheated. The
baby had three new teeth before she
discovered them, and she has missed
a lot of opportunities of bragging.
That was a pretty fair rain Thurs
day night. Colonel Jennings. Come
again, thank you.
Now will the sweet girl graduates
please get busy and prepare to feed
the hungry harvest hands.
Inasmuch as Topeka kept the top
of the column during the close of last
season, it would not look well for us
to keep it this year. Therefore, we
gladly let the honor go to Wichita for
the present especially as Wichita
seems to be playing better ball. We
trust Wichita appreciates our gener
osity in the matter. Topeka Journal.
Wichita appreciates it all right, and
will try to continue to merit place at
the top so generously conceded.
Wichita Beacon.
But, really, there is no use in being
a piggy about it, Wichita,
Neosho county is -facing a school
ma'am famine. Thus far the shortage
IS 2 8.
Concordia is also striking a swift
gait. A carload of autos was recently
unloaded there.
There were 185 teams hitched
around "the square" at Holton at one
time last Saturday.
Ex-Senator W. A. Harris has been
elected manager of the International
Live Stock show at Chicago.
Down in Pratt county some of the
farmers are paying a bounty ol rive
cents a head for jack rabbits, ,.,
The new library buildmg - at the
State Normal has been officially named
"Kelloge Library" in honor of L. B.
Kellogg, former attorney general, and
also president of the Normal.
Although no Holton drug stores
have liquor permits, the Recorder says
that there is sufficient drunkenness In
the town to warrant the suspicion that
somebody is in the bootlegging busi
Charles M. Schwab's S million dol
lar home In New York Is for sale, and
a Kansas editor suggests that here's a
chance for some Kansas farmer to
get a strictly modern dwelling, all im
provements in, at a Dargain.
Two Leavenworth highwaymen were
extremdly disgusted recently - when
they held up a victim and round notn-
ing on him but an unsaiaDie waicn.
Thev returned tne timepiece dui am
not ive the holdupee the price of a
meal to go with it.
Look out for items like this during
the next two months. This one is
from the Isabel Herald: "A man tells
us, and he's one that ought to know,
that S. B. Rohrer and John Wheatley
have wheat that will run nearly forty
bushels to the acre."
Ta, Kpl Herald: Uncle Harnes Ford
lives in Pratt county. He is eighty
years old and has commenced to
break out forty acres -oj land on an
eighty he has recently purchased. He
uses three horses and a walking plow
nrt he intends to do the worn nimsen.
Uncle Harnes has lived in several
counties of this state at different
times and seen many of the ups and
downs of Kansas, and has met with
several heavy losses, but, although he
can neither read or write, ne ims
managed to accumulate considerable
n,nnsrtv. He has raised a large fam
ily of boys and girls and has given
them a gooa sian as iu v i. ""
they came to maturity and still he has
several tnousana uuimio " " r
estate left, and he does not neea m uu
an hour's work.
From the Philadelphia Record.!
In society many a bud blossoms into
wall flower.
The Drodigal would even spend the
coign of vantage.
Th. follow with a fiery temper nat
urally often feels put out.
Some people are not satisfied to tell
the truth; they want to stretch It.
t ia o crfimc of chance in which the
cards are very often stacked.
TarViana Justice is blindfolded because
she bo often gets a black eye.
Another man's failure makes a poor
foundation on which to build our own
Tiiot because, a man means well it
doesn't signify that he is a . man of
Tti nkiirfinn1t0. rhsslnr after his
train, puts his carfare under the head of
running expenses.
Asking for bread and getting a stone
must ha n tmnri hit like asking for as
sistance and getting advice.
Blobbs "Bjones always nas an ax to
grind." Slobbs "Well, that is better
than turning the grindstone for someone
Hoax "Wigwag actually thinks he is
a i i.i T o "ri T hnrfll
think that. He merely boasts that he
has the handsomest mug in tne uarrer
From the New York Press. .
If a girl has indigestion she thinks It's
a sign of a great romance.
There are those you like and those you
don't speak to by marriage.
It is better to be eorry that you didn't
marry a girl than that you did.
Nobody could have much fun if there
weren't laws, rules and regulations
against it.
The easiest way to have a man get
the best of you is to think you are
smarter than he is.
A woman couldn't really have a good
time away on a visit unless she could
worry about how the children are at
mar?JouruPart v'e refer the man. no
matter what his religious profession,
'ves -hip -wife and home, who
;ff' his. obligations promptly, who is
tolerant kindly and .temperate, to the
JS ocTlte who raises his eyes devoutly
and thanks God that he is not like
?wt r. men. Mack Cretcher. Brother
"e'c5M seems to be getting more
orthodox evelV dayT For instance, he
got almost every word of the above
out of the Bible. Listen: "Husbands
iY.e vour wives." "If any man pro
vide not for those of -his own house he
j OTSe than an infidel." "The wick
ed borrow and payethont again." "Owe
no man anything save love." "Add
tO your Irnnwlerttre tomna.nnnn
"Condescend to men of low estate. Be
, . j. WJse n your own conceits." "Be
Kiiiaiy arrectioned one to another.
oe. to you, hypocrites." "Be not as
ine nypocrltes are." "Do not as the
nypocrltes do." ; "Two men went up
mm m. temple to Drav. The Phari
see stood and prayed thus with him
self: I thank thee I am not as other
men are. The 'publican standing afar
un, wwouid not lift up so much as his
eyes untp heaven, but smote unon his
breast saying. God be merciful" to me
a sinner. I tell you this man went
down to his house Justified rather
than the other." Brother Cretcher's
doctrine is sound and scriptural. He
ought to teach It. not as one who
thinks of himself as a trifle skeptical.
but as one grounded In the faith. Any
man wnose common everyday news
paper editorials are the epitome of
holy writ must have his system pretty
lull or It: and when he tells his read
ers he don't care what kind of religion
tney have so they practice the kind he
got out of the Bible, he is putting It at
mem aoout right. Jewell Republican.
The other day a merchant happened
to see a farmer receive a box from the
depot and noticed that it came from a
mail order house. He also noticed that
the goods were right in his line, and
the same he had carried for years. He
immediately approached the farmer
and said: "i could have sold you
everv article you have there for less
money than you paid ' the Chicago
house and saved you the freight be
sides." "Then why didn't you do so,'
answered the farmer. "I have taken
the local paper for a year and haven't
seen a line about you selling these
goods. This mail order house sent ad
vertising matter to me asking for my
trade and they got it. If you have any
bargains why don't you have them put
in the paper so we can see what they
are?" WaKeeney World.
Since Wichita concluded to be good
it seems that her officers are deter
mined to go the whole length in the
way of reform. : They have not only
passed a stringent prohibitory ordi
nance but they are preparing to have
a secret service officer whose principal
business it will be to locate secret
joints. .' NowTJUst " think of that in
Wichita, where . for twenty years or
more- -the town has been run wide
open and the man who dared to insist
that there ought to be some sort of
semblance of compliance with the law
was considered an enemy of the town.
Mail and Breeze.
The much Urbused mother-in-law
sometimes does a lot of good. Down
in Alabama a man came home drunk
in the middle of the . night, routed out
his wife and children and drove them,
in their night clothes.i out into the
street. -Then the mother-in-law grab
bed a gun and filled him so full of
buckshot that his body would. hardly
hold together when- the coroner -tried
to lift him up.-"-jeweii itepuDiican.
The sudden ending of the glorious war
In Ohio is only what many cold-felooded
observers all along expected. That For
aker could stand before the country a&
a serious presidential candidate was out
of the question. . If his state was to
have any favorite son at all, it must be
Taft; while, if the opposition to the lat
ter were made too bitter and persistent,,
there was danger that Foraker might
not be even favorite senator. New York
Evening Post.
The right of men to quit their jobs
is, as clear as is the right of others to
take the abandoned places. The obliga
tion of society, of the forces of the law,
to protect those who are willing to work
against the violence of those who choose
to abandon their jobs, as well as against
the violence of those who sympathize
with the strikers, is as imperative and
as unquestionable as is the duty of so
ciety to protect itself against thieves
and put out fires. New York Sun.
An electric train tested on the New
York & New Haven road struck a rate
of 100 miles an hour. That would call
for $2 for an hour's ride, but an Insur
ance ticket ought to be thrown in. St.
Louis Globe-Democrat.
The usual output of spring brides
will soon tempt the fates, and some
rosebud mouths wid retain the proverb
ial silver spoon, while others will shortly
be holding clothespins between pearly
teeth. Baltimore American.
Love and whisky are the two great
causes of suicide in New York, accord
ing to the official reports. There are
some mixtures a wayfaring man ought
to have sense enough not to try. Louis
ville Courier-Journal.
The stray dog that licked the Roose
velt bull pup would have a cinch on
choice loin cuts six times a day by mak
ing himself known to Mr. Harrlman.
Houston Post.
Misunderstandings and minding oth
er people's business cause most of the
trouble In this . world. Manchester
Union. -
Cheer up, Mr; President! Existing
conditions absolutely protect most of us
from "a life of effortless ease." Indian
apolis News.:
Nevertheless, our alleged soap-plugged,
shoddy-built battleship have been
making some remarkably good heavy
weather, long-distance seagoing records.
Milwaukee Sentinel.
The king of Siam, called "the brother
of the moon," is to visit the United
States soon. The king will visit us at
the full of his brother. Minneapolis
Journal..- . . -
Vacation time is drawing near.
In all the trolley cars we hear
The fair sex telling where they'll go
To Jersey coast or Maine, you know
And speaking in a care-free way
Of heavy bills they'll have to pay.
While one who sits In silence there
A bit of fringe is all his hair
Decides to stay at home. Egad,
There'll be no rest for poor old dad!
Birmingham Age-Herald.
The Diplomacy of Ted.
(By Izola Forrester.)
"You see. I wouldn't mind it a bit if
It were not for Uncle Halbert, but if I
marry you and go to Denver, Bob, what
would become of him? He hasn't a soul
In the world but me, and he's forty-
nine "
"Forty-nine isn't old," interrupted
Bob gloomily.
"It isn't for most men. but it is for a
man like : Uncle Halbert," Gwendolln
answered seriously. "It isn't as though
he had led an active business life. Bob.
He has always been so exclusive: you
know what I mean; he has lived by
himself and for himself until mamma
died and I came to live at the Maples.
That is over fifteen years ago, and I
know that if I were to marry you and
leave him all alone here It would break
his heart."
"Let him' come with us," suggested
Bob, walking up and down the strip of
beach below the sand dune. where the
figure in the blue cloak sat in solitary
state, "it s a great climate out there.
He'd like it all right as soon as he got
accustomed to the change. Of course It
might come hard to an old man like
that " -
"You Just said he wasn't old "
"Well, he's too old to care one way
or the other."
"Bob Daulton, how can you talk so
Daulton stopped short In his walking
and faced the figure in blue, his hands
deep in his pockets, his young face set
and resolute.
"Just because I want you for my
wife," he said, "and any obstacle that
stands in my way after you yourself
have said yes has simply got to be over
come that's why. I like Mr. Ruther
ford all right. He's a fine old fellow,
but I don't see Just why we should
blight our whole life's happiness in or
der to Insure his not getting lonesome.
And he won't be. He has lots of neigh
bors "
"He hates neighbors," interposed
Gwendolin sadly, her chin on her palms,
"He has quarreled with the Lawrences
over the greenhouses they built, that
spoil tne view rrom the arbor, and he
doesn't like the new people at Grey
stone a bit. He says they're too excita
"He did. did he?" laughed Bob. "Well,
he must enjoy excitement a little him
self. When I drove in to the post-
office yesterday I saw him riding be
side little Mrs. Alnslee in her red and
black runabout. They were clipping
along the post road to beat the band,
and he didn't look worried a bit over
any excitement'
"He was not riding for pleasure," said
Gwendolln coldly. "Mrs. Ainslee's little
boy Teddy was bitten by a snapping
turtle, and uncle simply went with her
to the doctor's. Teddy was with them."
"Well, he wasn't In evidence, and I
didn.'t near ; any moans of pain. The
old boy and -the widow -seemed to be
enjoying themselves all right. Anyway,
that kid ought to be suppressed. He
put one of those snapping turtles in
with my terriers last week and it didn't
do a thing but nip Napoleon's ear and
take a bite at Lady Gap s nose.
"What were the terriers doing?"
Gwendolin's blue eyes lighted with
auick merriment.
"Nothing except klyl-lng. xou can i
take a grip on a turtle shell, and every
time one would make a dash at the tur
tle's head it would draw it in. And
Teddy thought it was great fun."
"So it was," approved the young wo
man on the sand dune. "I didn't know
Teddy had so much sense of humor.
That must be why Uncle Hal likes
him. Generally he doesn't care for
children a bit.
"Maybe Teddy would keep him from
being lonesome then after we've gone
to Denver." Bob waited an instant,
then caught encouragement from the
face above him, and took the sand
dune at four steps. "Gwen, darling,
quit teasing and behave. It isn't a
joke. It's our life's happiness at stake
just because this old fossil wants your
comoany. What do we care even if he
cut you off without a cent? I'll have
enough for two. And I'm not afraid of
him. I'll go to him after dinner to
night and tell him the whole thing, and
let him sizzle "
"You can't tell him tonight, Mr. Daul
ton," interrupted an interested, eager
little voice from the other side of the
dune. "He's coming over to our house
for dinner. Why don't you tell him
right now?"
Bob withdrew him arm hurriedly
from its resting place, and Gwen
pinned up some stray tumbled locks
with fingers that trembled even jrhile
she laughed at the picture below them.
Standing In the pool of water left by
the tide in the rocks below was Teddy
Alnslee. His short duck pants were
rolled high about his bare tanned legs,
and his face was Intensely serious, as
he balanced a tin pall and a toy rake
in his hands, and stared up at the two
figures on the sand dune.
"What are you doing, Ted?" asked
Bob, impersonally. "Digging for
"Nope. Crabs," returned Ted, laconi
cally. "Got five. Two's most dead,
though. Why don't yeu tell him right
now? He's over there with mamma,
over behind the clubhouse. They're sit
ting on the rocks, talking about our
coming to live in his house. Say, I'm
going to have a room all to myself, he
says, and a pony, and maybe a real
boat. Aren't you glad I'm com
ing to live with you, Gwen?"
Gwendolin's. hand closed over the
strong one that reached for It, with a
warm, close grip. For a moment her
eyes met Boh. ...swift,---questioning,
amazed, laughing, all in ; one quick
sweeping glance 1. of .. understanding.
Bob started to. laugh alojjd, but she
checked him, and bent toward the lit
tle figure standing in the water be
low. "Indeed,.! am glad, Teddle." she
said very gently, very diplomatically,
"but I didn't, know about It. When
are you coming, dear?" , .
Teddie's -gaze wandered musingly i
over the stretch of shore to where the
club house made a splash of green and
white on the landscape. From where
he stood he could see a white parasol,
and down behind the chiffon ruffies
on that parasol sat Mr. Rutherford
and his mother.
"Just as soon as he's my papa," he
told the two above him calmly. "I
like him real well. He asked me if he
could have mamma, and I told him I
didn't mind. He used to know mamma
a long time ago, and he liked her then,
but she liked me best. She don't any
more, though. She likes him best,
but I don't care. -I told him - maybe
I'd marry you, Gwen." .
"That was awfully sweet of you,
Teddy, dear," began Gwendolin.
"Just so you wouldn't be lonesome,
you know," Ted ' assured her. "Be
cause I s'pose maybe he used to like
you best, too, and now he won't any
more, 'cause he told mamma he liked
her the bestest In the whole world. "-
"God bless you, Teddikins," mur
mured Bob, thankfully. "I'll buy you
a bear for this, six feet tall."
"When are you coming to live with
us. Teddy?" asked Gwendolin, her
voice a little unsteady, her face flush
ed rosily. - The big hand was crushing
her own so that it hurt.
"Pretty soon," said Ted, encourag
ingly. "That's why they made me
come away now. They're talking it
over. They're going to hurry up, and
get married before you find it out, so
it won't be a sudden shock. That's
what Mr. Rutherford said. I heard
him tell mamma that they must avoid
any sudden shock to Gwen's nerves.
So they're going to run away, and get
married, and then he's going to break
it to you."
Bob gave an explosive peal of Joy,
and rolled over on the sand at
Gwendolin's feet. But Gwendolin sat
still, her eyes bright with happiness,
and hope ahead, her chin resting on
one palm, and her eyes filled with sud
den tears. ,
"Don't you cry, Gwen," called up
Teddie, courageously. "I'll love you,
and keep you from being lonesome."
Gwendolin laughed, a quick, break
ing laugh of tears and happiness com
bined, and held out both hands to
"Thanks, Teddy, dear, so much, but
I don't think I'll be very lonesome.
After after poor Uncle Hal has
broken the news to me, I think I shall
go to Denver." (Copyrighted, 1907,
by C. H. Sutcllffe.)
New York's Extravagant Tax.
It costs New Yorkers $31 a head to
be governed. In Philadelphia and In
Chicago it costs only $13 a head, and
citizens are provided with police, fire,
sanitary and other protection common
to large cities. In Buffalo the figure is
$12; in Washington. BrldareDort.
Schenectady, and cities of that sort, $11
per capita pays the tax; In Houston,
Tex., the charge is under $10; in lively
Los Angeles, $7.50; Scranton and
Seattle each collect $6.50, and Nash
ville, Tenn., Is at the bottom of the
list of progressive cities with a taxa
tion of about $6 per caDita. less than
one-fifth of New York's rate.
The average city tax throughout the
country is probably between $10 and
$11 per capita, or almost exactly the
amount by which New York has raised
its per capita figure in onlv nine
Broadway Magazine.
In the East Side Kindergarten.
Little Solly (his brow puckered by
intellectual strain as he scans on the
blackboard a sketch nf a. mlllrmaM
and cattle). "One two three three
Teacher. "Yes, and what else?"
Little Solly (in triumphant haste)
"And one lady!"
Teacher. "How many all together?'
T.irtln Knllt.- "nno tw
(StODS and drawn Vila rlcit fent i, rv ortA
down his left leg.) "One two th-
tn-three . (Pauses In a desnerata
effort to count a little further, then
gasps; uo-oo-ooon, teacher, I don't
know hOW to add nn rows and lariioe?
Harper's Weekly.
Skeleton for Hat Rack.
A New York physician has the most
grewsome piece of furniture in the
United States. - It is the skeleton of a
large man standing erect, with the
ngnt hand grasping a long spear.
This weapon is of oak. with several
projections, and is used as a hatrack
In the center of the skull is set a
clock, and the ribs form a cage in
which the physician keeps his pet
cockatoo, ine bird has been taught to
say, "We're only mortal." New York
From the Atchison Globe.
What is home without home cook
Drifting is the motive power of loaf
ers. .
About all some men are good for Is
to wear a campaign button.
Nearly every man complains of be
ing greatly annoyed by fools.
If you don't look carefully after
your own affairs, who do you Imagine
A- woman doesn't think a man cares
for children if he refuses to let them
Impose on him.
When we're dead, we 'won't care
how many ball games are played on
Decoration Day.
There are lots of happy people, but
they are unnoticed In the noise the
wretched make.
If a woman Is a real beauty she
never gets much of a chance at that
socalled beauty sleep.
The "well enough" that some people
are willing to leave alone doesn't have
to be very good.
You often hear of a gambler winning
large sums, but you never hear of him
saying anything.
You think chicken fighting is a bru
tal, blood-thirsty pastime, but did you
ever see a live bird shoot?
If the salary is large enough, there
Is no position so difficult that the av
erage man isn't sure he can fill it.
There are many Indications of brave
ry, but carrying a pistol In a peaceful
community isn't one of them.
What has become of the old-fash
ioned woman who said her neighbor
was "penny wise and pound foolish?"
The crazy man In the asylum is hold
ing about the only easy Job that no
one will try to take away from him.
Those who come to sympathize ask
lots of questions that would be im
pudent were it not for the tears in
their eyes.
When people long for "a congenial
soul," they mean some one who gives
them the 'impression that they are
pretty smart.
Some time ago a woman, well known
in Atchison, waa caught stealing at
one of the dry goods stores. For
awhile the secret was carefully guard
ed, but at last it came out, and every
one in town knows it. Every stranger
that comes to town is told the story.
The woman stole an article worth not
to exceed $1.50, yet she has been pun
ished terribly. That's the way It goes
with bad conduct of every kind: pun
ishment is always sure, and it Is al
ways worse than the offense merits.
The-wonder is that people who know
how certain punishment is, will run
the risk of bad conduct. A man who
is impolite, or rough, is punished more
than he deserves: so is a man wno is
slow pay, or Intemperate, or idle. And
it is equally true that good conduct is
rewarded and exaggerated. Let a man
give $10 to charity, and people will
quote the amount as $50. 'Let a man
be a particularly good husband and
father, a particularly good citizen, a
particularly good workman, and peo
ple will not fall to remark his good
qualities, and exaggerate them. Why,
some men make a failure of life be
cause of idleness, intemperance, un
fairness and trickery, whereas they
might easier achieve success by means
of Industry and good conduct, is one
of the mysteries. Thousands of men
refuse to know this great truth, al
though it is thrust under their noses
every day. It is the greatest truth in
the world.
Der mosd stardtUnk noos uf der pest
veelt iss dere iss yedt stiU a hondrdt
seloones in Lefenvort.
Coundt Okuma, uf Chapan. iss sdill
demanding a apopologism. In der
meantime, von might gadder dot vot der
Chaps In Frlsclsco really vandt vorser
en a apologlsm iss seferal skvare foots
uv new cuticle to replace dot vich vas
remoofed py der Friscisco rough-necks,
Here iss to bedt dot Fishing vill be a
popularlous spordt dis summer mit der
younk ladiess uf Salina. Der anser to
dis vill be furnished, securely sealed,
ubon apllcatloning.
Der Chinks vich drofa nails In a mis
sionary may haf gaddered some uf der
fine points uf der game from der siviges
uf der coonible islandts, but dey ofer
looked von impordtandt feature uf der
game. Der coonibals alvays closed der
flledt spordts uf a grand missionary
hundt mit a larche benquedt.
Misder J. W. Robison recently gafe
oudt a Interfiew in vich he said he haf
lunched ouf uf ail kindss uf Kansas
varmints. In der same Interfiew he
said he could nod svaller Misder Stubbs.
Ve may gadder dot he did nod Include
Misder Stubbs in cer warmint class, pe
caus he made no egseptions in his ob
ening etatemendt, he said "all."
Der chudges uf der Yale beauty con
tesd displayed more untelligence den
der aferache beauty inspectorss. Der
Topeka boy vich dey chose Iss not a
delikit "pretty boy," but a real life
Dot scheme to blay Tommickneal
againsd a cally-ope cn dot Kansas
Chamestown atfertlsing train, iss a in
chustice to Kernel Tom. Vy, some uf
dem cally-opes can outtoot him swet to
ein. Id iss a crime to make him buck
anyting vorser. den a pie-annah.
Such headlines as "Strike Ofcr Steak,"
"Lamb Chops Scarce," "Meat Out of
Reach," et cetery, vich haf apearanced
In der bapers, Ips notft such a hof-airy-nese
es von might suspicion.
Ralsuli, der noted bendlt, Iss tlnking
some uf going indo voddyvilly. Vich
Iss der mistake uf hiss life. He should
go Into United States upllyticks, vich
Is more in hiss line.
Der "survival uf der fattest," Iss a
stolen egspesslon, but id seems to fit
der Chink femmin conditionss egzact
li'. Der citizen vich took palnss to pro
fide a noder chob fer der wlctlm pefore
suggesting dot a boliceman be canned
fer incompetence, Irrelevance und lm-material-ness,
meandt veil, but hiss ef
forts vas misdirectioned. Der "wictim"
in dis case iss a relatlf uf der chef uf
bolis. und coudndt be pried loos mit a
stick uf dinnyraite.
"Vff M aawa i rnhtilAStofntiniiffer "In
dot dog canning uffair, dltndt dey in-
4.AA- Aa-r Hftir? Vf c ipnmM to he der
only vltness vich vas oferiooked."
Tr via nlrit t fm pru vlcH vaa nltiWpl
Befen times each day ad school, und
den vipped goot und proper ven ve got
home, es a kind uf chaser, so to ge
epeak, dis arrefdt uf a laty school
teacher fer spinklng a kid mit a board
looks like der atfance guard uf der
onrL.I V,. - (V. nrnhnnr "la
H lint . . ' v 1 ' . -... .j " . v - , ' '
the exact difference between logic and
sophistry? . ...
"Well," replied the nrlght student, -ir
you're engaged In a controversy it's Just
. l. .ii..r.'..., tuiwMn vinr Una fif ar
gument and the other fellow's." Phila
delphia f ress.
'So they were divorced and lived hap
pily ever after, eh?"
"Naw. The idiots went and married
again." Cleveland Leader.
t-xr . T atlf.1, n tyia vf om "
"After you win a certain amount each
day. you quit?"
"Aftah I lose a certain amount, de&h
boy." Washington Herald.
--jtJa.VS JUU rjr-ii niv "tn i f j v waci.
Mr. Gottalot - broufrht home, from a-
"No," replied her hostess.' "I thought
ne was goin iu ii Atnrnvttii-uuiu
machine this year." Chicago Record-
nuhter But he Is so full of absirrd
Mother Never mind that. dear. Your
father was just the same before I mar
ried him. Town and Country.
Tat feller 'Rastus Bklnnah. don bin
talkin' a powahful bout he's a-raisin
"Bho! he doan mean ''raisin. he
means 'UftlnV "Philadelphia Press.
From the Chicago News.
Happiness is often nothing but con
A lawsuit is the thief of time and
And it Is better to be a has-been than
a never-was.
It takes a mighty good Christian to
pray for the Ice man.
Admiration is a woman's nrsi love ana
devotion is her last.
One can't always Judge a woman's
truthfulness by what she say.
Many a man's empty pockets are due
to his wife's fondness for change.
When a man starts to blow In his
money his friends like to get wind of It.
The more good qualities a man pos
sesses the less he has to say about them.
A woman's idea of economy is to have
her husband waste $3 worth of time)
putting np s 10-cent kitchen shelf, . .,

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