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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOUBNAIt WEDNESDAY EVENING. JUNE 12, 1007.
TOPERX ST1TE J0UR3AL By FRAXK P. MAO LKX'AN. f Entered July U iSTS, 5??'Sif" natter at the postoffice at Topeka, Kan., under the act of oongreaa.I .VOLUME XXXIV ....No. 1 Official Paper City of Topeka. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Dally edition, delivered by carrier. 10 cents a week to any part of ""D??. suburbs, or at tho name price-In any Ka mmn towna ber the paper has a carrier ystem. By mail nna T' By man. three month. ",2 Saturday edition of dally, one year i-v Business office vn Business office Xri fjeporters' Room ". kx Reporters' Room FVanlr t w.-t -. Ind. Toneka State Journal bull a nfl K Kanw.1 avenue, corr.pr of Elgntn. New Tork office: Flatiron building. Twenty-third street, corner nun " - and Broadway. Paul Block. rnanaKer rhlr. .mi.- Wartford building, ram Block, manager. ; tnrrr. ti?ctm WTTiW TtTTORT OP THE ASSOCTATEnPRESa The State Journal la a member of the Associated Press and receives '"" i telearmpfc reoort of that great a-anisatlon for the exclualvs afterc-on publication In Tooeka. . The news la received n The Wat rial building over wires for this sola pur pose. About time to get ready : for a safe nd sane Fourth of the usual brand. It looks as though Grant Hornaday is making a strong bid for th square Deal support. Kurokl gave out $400 worth of tips In Chicago, but they were not of the kind that reporters like to get. Steve Adams evidently does not in tend to try to prove that he is a bigger criminal than Harry Orchard. -xt M. Murdock speaks of Governor Hughes as a "political hypno tist." That is letting the governor off Steve Adams says Harry Orchard is a liar. As Orchard has confessed to the "same thing, they do not appear to be far apart in this statement. Reports from Leavenworth indicate that druggists are entering upon a per iod of increased prosperity since the saloons over there have been closed. Speaking of false hopes, the lee man thnueht he had all summer and half the winter coming his way last March and here summer did not really begin till June. Although the assessor at Wichita could find only 36 of them, that town claims to have 150 automobiles. Tet automobiles are not supposed to be good at dodging. Eastern editors will very likely con tinue to call Kansas "the cyclone state" in spite of the efforts of Mr.' C&burn and the Illinois zephyrs " to 'educate them out of the habit. The name of the Madrid royal baby has been put on the roll of a crack Spanish regiment. Was it necessary to enlarge the roll In order to get his name on? Or was some of It omitted? Grant Hornaday points out that he is not only for a direct primary and other good measures now, but he was for them before the last ca'mpalgn, which Is a matter not to be overlooked. Count Boni is to have another chance. That is, there is to be a rehearing of Anna Gould's divorce case and he will probably seize the opportunity to try to get hold of a few of the Gould dol lars. When city officials nc longer have street car passes but have to pay fare the same as people of the common or garden variety, perhaps a place in the city government will not have the at tractions It has at present. It has turned out that young Stuyvesant Fish went to New York to attend his sister's wedding before going to Salina. and that he will eventually reach the latter place. Salina girls can therefore cease to worry about his non appearance. It Is pointed out that Kansas has thirteen bankers but no editors In Its penitentiary, while the state has three editors and only one banker in congress. This may be taken by some as a point In favor of the editors, but it all de pends on how you regard congress. Almost every day the newspapers tell of some one getting hurt playing base ball. In fact, the number of baseball accidents In the course of the season is quite as large as the number that happen on the football field, but there Is no demand for a revision of the rules. It Is said that the jingo element in Japan Is small. This may be true, but it Is very noisy. Still the anti-Japanese crowd in America Is almost Infinitesi mal, but It appears to be large enough to make a great deal of trouble. The Jingoes of each country should be re quired to get together and fight it out, and leave the rest of us in peace. Circumstantial evidence has again miscarried. A man at Medicine Lodge last week boozed up a little, went into a soft drink parlor and stretched out on a sofa and slept. His mother, wife and sister hunted for him, found him, and proceeded to smash the soft drink bottles In the place. The Joint where be really bought the stuff escaped. Now It Is asserted that the cruel war In Ohio Is over and everything Is lovely and the goose hangs high; whose goose Is not stated. It is alleged that the Taft crowd will not fight Foraker's re-election, and of course Foraker was already beaten In his opposition to Taft. In, this connection It Is Interesting to rote that a Taft boomer from Cleveland who was in Kansas recently, "looking- up tho sit uation," declared that It Is not the de- Ire of the friends of Congressman The odore E. Burton to run Mm against Foraker for senator next winter, but rather return -Burton, to the lower house and offer him as a candidate for Uncle Joe Cannon's job- as speaker.- Bur ton stands so well at home that the op position did not put up a candidate against him last year. THE INHERITANCE TAX IDEA. In outlining his views concerning an Inheritance tax before the National Edi torial association at Jamestown Mon day. President Roosevelt went further than he ever has before and demonstra ted that It Is his Idea to use this means to prevent the accumulation of such great fortunes as Rockefeller. Carnegie and some others possess. . The Populists some of them used to assert that the rich are growing richer while the poor are becoming poorer, and that the time would come when a few rich men would own nearly all the wealth. The Industrious poor have not been growing poorer In these latter days of prosperity, but the wealth of the enormously rich has been Increas ing so rapidly that their great fortunes have become an actual menace to the nation. President Roosevelt has therefore devised this Inheritance tax Idea or "borrowed" It perhaps to keep down the growth of these excessive fortunes and to disseminate them in case they do become excessive. He would have the tax progressive, that is, the per centage growing larger as the fortune becomes greater, but he does not state exactly where he would draw the line between the different classes. He does point out, however, where the lines are drawn In some European countries, in Great Britain, for instance, inherit ances of less than $5,000 are practically exempt from taxation, but from that point up the tax increases until It Is 18 per cent on a fortune of $5,000,000 under certain conditions, or almost one- fifth of the whole. Fortunes of that size are by no means rare In this coun trv. In France, if a fortune of $10,- 000.000 is bequeathed to a distant rela tive, two millions of the amount would go to the government for taxes. In the rate of progression Is even greater. The president would have the rate small on the lower figures, but he makes It evident that he would increase it to upwards of 100 per cent as the figures Increase. This, he points out, would practically prohibit excessive inherit ances without being confiscatory oi those of more moderate size. For Instance, the first $10,000 might be exempt. . From that to iou,uwi mignt be taxed a small fraction. On the next $900,000 the tax should be larger. This would allow an inherit ance of a million aoiiars witnuui n burdensome tax. On that portion of the inheritance that is between one and five millions the tax might te made 5 per cent; between five and ten millions, 10 per cent; between ten and twenty millions, 25 per cent; between twenty and fifty millions, 50 per cent; between fifty and one hundred millions 75 per' cent; and - above . one hundred millions. 90 per cent; -,..- a -r On a scale of this kind the tax on an Inheritance or a minion uuuara would be small; that on a 5 million dollar estate would be a little over $200,000; on 10 millions it would be little over $700,000; on 25 million it would be $3,200,000; on 50 millions, $18, 200,000, and on 100 millions the tax would amount to nearly half, or $45, 700,000; while on a fortune of the sup posed size of John D. Rockefeller's, i half billion, the tax would amount to $405,700,000, so that the heirs would In herit a little lees than 100 millions, oraetlcally limiting fortunes to that size. A plan of this kind, as the president points out, would not tend to suppress thrift and Industry, for there would still be an Incentive to accumulate a moderate fortune. It would, however, remove to a great degree the incentive to build up an excessive fortune. The result would naturally be that men would cease striving to pile up wealth after they have accumulated a few millions, but would use It for the bene fit of their fellows. If they should keep on amassing great wealth, most of the excess would eventually revert to the people by means of the Inheritance tax. This plan would work no hardship. for it Is a well known fact that ex cessive fortunes frequently ruin those who inherit them. AS EDITOR'S DUTY. Out at Garden. City a few days ago a gambler assaulted George B. Harrison, editor of the Telegram at that place, for publishing certain facts about the gam bler in connection with a news story concerning an atetmpted suicide. Mr. Harrison is a son of T. W. Harrison, of Topeka, and Is well known here. Tak ing this Incident as a text, Henry Allen takes occasion to make a few remarks about a newspaper's duty to its readers, In which he says: "Out at Garden City the editor of the Evening Telegram was assaulted Sat urday with a coupling pin by a gam bler. A young man of the town had lost his money to the gambler and had attempted suicide. The editor of the Telegram came near to following in the footsteps of the reckless young man by printing the story and using the gam bler's name. The most foolish man in the cast was the gambler, who laid in wait for an editor. A gambler cannot kill-an editor with a coupling pin, be cause an editor is a righteous man and coupling pins do not hurt him. Men who get caught at some grave form of cuss edness have a strange notion about the duty of a newspaper. The people who pay ten cents a week for the Garden City Evening Telegram have some rights. They have a right to expect that the paper will print the facts about matters of human Interest and the municipal civilization. The editors who fail to do this rightfully lose the respect of their readers. A newspaper engages with its readers as a plain business con tract to print the news. When It fails to do this it violates a contract, and works a confidence game on its patrons. The editor who gets slugged for print ing facta is unfortunate, but he has the warm consolation of knowing In the language of Bret Harte.- that "he seen his duty and done it.' The Garden City editor escaped with a few bruises, while the gambler is in jail for assault with Intent to kill." JOURNAL ENTRIES Not hearing any unusual amount of crying from that direction, we judge the Alphonsos manage to keep the colic and Alphonso, Jr., separate. Speaking of nature faking, perhaps, that is wHat ailed Bill Doollttle when he told about the things he saw the last time he got on a spree and naa 'em In his boots. - m m a If there is any crime in the calendar that Harry Orchard hasn't confessed to. it must be an oversight. There be two things that are dan gerous; yea, three there are that be risky and full of peril: tickling a mule's heel, blowing into a gun that isn't loaded, and playing horse with a fed eral court. My Bon, avoid these calami ties. t It is always somebody else's dog that Is a worthless cur. Yours Is always a valuable family pet. JAYHAWKER JOTS Smith Center rejoices to report that its dog population is decreasing. The old settlers of Edwards county are meeting at Kinsley this week to do some more settling, picnic fashion. ' Editorial notice in the El Dorado Republican: "Hereafter fish stories sent to this office will not be printed unless accompanied by at least - one fish." The Clay Center Times claims to have had 1,031 personals In its issue last week. Which" leads Tom Cordry to think that Clay Center people must be considerably on the gad. If the lightning bug keeps up the multiplicity lick, started by other bugs in Kansas this year, says the Wichita Eagle, they will be so thick that the old settlers can read by them. Editor Satterwalte. of the Douglass Tribune, is glad to report that a bene ficent subscriber of his has a straw berry patch that was not completely wrecked by the frost, and "ye editor" was favored accordingly. Two bright Winchester boys made considerable money the day before the red can law went into effect, by canvassing the town with a can of red paint and a brush and making all the gasoline cans conform to the law. J. W. Berry has the most patriotic old sow in Jewell county, according to the Jewell Republican. She has farrowed one litter of pigs on Thanks giving day, one litter on Christmas day and one litter on Decoration day. Rev. Mr. Travers, of Cottonwood Falls, Is a versatile individual appar ently. The street cars that run by mule power over to Strong City have been repainted. The art critic of the Leader pronounces them beauties and the handwork of Rev. Travers. who Is an artist in that line." Speaking of bravo men, A. L. Shetterly of Pratt county saw a skunk fight on his farm last week. After a long struggle one skunk buried his teeth deep In the other s breast. Mr. Shetterly couldn't see the cruelty go on, so ha took a club and killed both of them. But it was a risky thing to do. v lctor aiuraocKs "Remarks of a Retired Politician: Few men are as partisan in thought as they are In speech Every newspaper editor has the experience after a campaign of nnaing that tne opposition considered him abusively unfair and his own side believed that he lacked vigor.. . A politician away from home is apt talk more about, his control than he does at home...;. A strong man's en emies are never so antagonistic to one another that they can not combine against him. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago News. J Beware of mad doffs and backbiting people. It's useless to forgive an Injury if you can t forget it. There are many large tales connect ed with small fish. And a good looking detective isn't necessarily a good looker. When some people tell the truth others are unable to recognize it. At this season of the year the best game preserve is a refrigerator. Love is apt to make a fool of a man. but most men are willing to take chances. - Some men are so nice to their wives that it arouses the suspicion of the neighbors. The peace crop will probably be a failure this year. This does not apply to the summer girl. It doesn't necessarily follow that a man is any good just because ne s as good as his word. There are lots of dead ones In every community who are not doing their duty by the undertaker. Of course it is absent-mindedness when you forget, but it's gross negli gence when your wife forgets. About being carried away with en thusiasm the worst feature is that we nearly always have to walk back. Never judge a man by the patches on his clothes. Perhaps he had to buy spring outfits for a wife and seven daughters. Don't place too much confidence in man who boasts of being as honest as the day is long; wait until you meet him at night. QUAKER HEFl.ECTIONa. From the Philadelphia Record. Relatively speaking the talkative mother-in-law. Man poses, the Investigating com mittee exposes. The bookseller shouldn't have much use for a bookkeeper. It's when you are paying for an automobile by the hour that It is sure to get stuck. The fellow who is always on pleas ure bent is- apt sooner or later to be on pleasure broke. Judging from the loudness of some men's attire, they must think the rest of the world is deaf. Newlywed "Why don't you get married?" Oldbach "Why should I get married? I've got trouble enough with my automobile." The Undertaker "I wish I could think of some scheme to Increase my business." The Doctor "Why don't you go into the automobile business as a side line?" Wlgg "Scribbler's fiction shows lack of Imagination." Wagg "Oh, I don't know. He once wrote a story about a poet who was held up and rob bed of $1.50." 1 KANSAS COMMENT THE PLAN. Pennsylvania has launched the boom of Senator Knox for the presi dency. He will be entirely satisfac tory to the railroads and corporations- Under the "favorite son" policy, backed by the powerful Pennsylvania machine, he will probably have the solid Pennsylvania delegation, and when it appears that he can not be nominated, that delegation will sup port a conservative for" president. The delegation will probably obey the com mands of Senator Penrose. It will be against any man who stands for the Roosevelt policies. If Illinois should support Cannon, a delegation In sym pathy with his ideas will be chosen, and it will be against the Roosevelt policies. Cannon has co-operated with the president because he thought it was expedient to. do so during the last congress, not because he believes in any of the policies which Roosevelt has brought so conspicuously to the front, and if he could aid in eliminat ing Roosevelt and his ideas from the politics of this country he would do so. If Cannon controls the Illinois delega tion It will never be for Taft, probably not for Hughes, and certainly not for La Follette., He probably would not support Foraker or Fairbanks, but wouia support some candidate that the ranroaas could depend on and who naa a record that would appear as favorably as nosslhle to the annnnrtcru me presiaent. ine resolutions that the national convention will pass, even if the re actionaries control the meeting, will be laudatory in the highest terms of me presiaent. They will follow the example of the Kansas state machine, which killed every measure that the people wanted, and then after the leg islature had adjourned, began to pass resolutions In favor of all the things that it had killed. With these resolu tions as the basis, the machine crowd in this state will endeavor to fool the people into nominating them again so mat tney may prevent any popular legislation by the next legislature, the same as they did in the last. Penrose will control the Pennsylvania delega tion inrougn jtnox. The Kansas ma chine hopes to control this delegation through Taft. If Illinois and Penn sylvania are both solid against Taft he will not be nominated. Then the machine delegates from Kansas will join with Foraker, Penrose and Can non and select a man that the railroad lawyers aesire. salina Journal. can't Imagine it. 'Those who imagine that it is only the president's favor which makes Taft strong before the country," says the Cleveland Leader, "ought to try to im agine what would happen If Mr. Roose velt should swing over to Mr. Fair- banks, for instance, or to Mr. Foraker." But one could not imagine Mr. Roose velt swinging over to Mr. Foraker. Leavenworth TimeB. ; OF COURSE. The Joint men, of Pittsburg claim that they were not responsible for the arrest or tne two ministers who had been purchasing liquor to be used as evidence. How foolish for anyone to think that they were. Of course it was the church people and prohibi tionists or I'lttsDurg that had the mini sters arrested. Parsons Sun. WHERE IT PAYS. Perhaps one of the reasons Kansas has calmed down- so greatly in the matter of predatory wealth Is because Kansas sees .that -wealth's preying Is directed principally on the chorus. V ichita- Eagle. ., FROM OTHER PENS JAPAN MISREPRESENTED. Some of us have imagined that we saw in the Increased facilities of communi cation the telegraph and the newspa per, .which permit a constant inter change if ideas between the peoples of distant countries an instrumentality ior preserving peace in the world. It ought to be so. But if newspapers are to give their attention only to annoying trivialtles and the telegraph Is to be oc cupied in reporting petty incidents and the foolish vaporings of irresponsible people, they become an agency of irri tation and disturbances, an internation al nuisance and an international peril, California and Japan are giving us an illustration of this just now. In the pre. vailing disorder In San Francisco, where rowdyism has held sway and no man's person or prODertv was secure some hoodlums threw stones through the win dows of a Japanese restaurant. A few years ago nobody would have paid tho least attention to such an occurrence, and it would not have been heard of in Japan except through the slow chan nel of a consular report, which would not have been published. But now the cable carries the news of the "outrage" to the yellow Journals of Tokio which ere among the yellowest on earth and Count Okuma calls upon the govern ment to demand instant apology from the United States. Philadelphia Led ger. , - THE DICTIONARY AS A DIET. When a man has anything named af ter him he may be said to be reasonably famous. Everybody from St. Louis west knows the Rosslngton cocktail, al though it must not be Inferred from that that everybody drinks It. Rosslngton lives in Topeka. He is a lawyer, a wit, an orator, a story-teller. and knows as many people worth while as anybody in the country. At times his language is so ornate it makes his hearers dizzy. One day at the Topeka club some member, plagued by the spelling of a word, hunted for a dictionary. He did not find it. "Haven t we got a dictionary in this club?" he asked. We did have one," said Dave Mul- vane, but Rosslngton ate it. Satur day Evening Post. , THE LOTTERY. It begins to look as If that once thor oughly respectable agent of civilization, the lottery, might be on its last legs, as far as the big companies are con cerned. The proprietors and managers of the Honduras company, which suc ceeded to the business of the Louisiana state company, have pleaded guilty to violating the federal law, and in addi tion to paying the. fines imposed by the court have agreed to surrender to the government their plant and books. Thus passes finally the moet extensive and squarest enterprise of the kind theeoun has ever supported. New York Sun. STATES PRE-EMPTED. They are selling post cards In Kan sas addressed to President Roosevelt requesting him to run again. But they had better not try to sell them in In diana or Illinois. -Atlanta Journal. , HAS PLENTY. Strikers have stopped the rebuilding of San Francisco. That city could sup ply the world with trouble and then have some left. Chicago Record-Herald. "SONNET OF A CHORUS GIRL. Last nisht I seen him in the second row; You ought of saw the way he looked at me! And when I done my fancy kick oh, jree! He simply yelled. It seemed to please him They say his father has a nil. nf iinnrh And he's the only son. I guess I'll see If something can't be done. It ought to An easy thing to get the boy in tow. He don't look much as though he knew lot. But If he has the money I won't care; I guess I wouldn't like to have a. vacht And ropes of pearls and fancy things to wear;! ' And then there are the papers think of wnat - They'll say when I have caught my mil lionaire. : -- ; -5 . Chicago Record-Herald. The Disputed Origin of Baseball. Real baseball is over- sixty-one years old. But the origin of the "national game" is more in dispute than the etymology of the term "fan." The veteran journalist, Henry Chadwick, popularly known as the "father of baseball, who is English-born, con tends that baseball, while an Amer lean sport, had its origin in the game piayett by tne English schoolboy cauea "rounders. ' "The basic prin clple of both games," Mr. Chadwick argues, "is the use of a bat, a ball and bases." But it Is a.short bat and a sort baa, and the player, on hitting the ball, endeavors to make a circuit a round of all the bases in our vocabulary, a home run. As a clencher, Mr. Chadwick says that, when debat ing the question with Albert G. Spald ing, there entered the room a devotee of sport, Andrew Peck, whose name coupled with that of his partner, Snyder, was known to most American boys of twenty years ago in connec tion with the popular style of ice skates. "When did you begin to play base ball?" inquired Mr. Spalding. "In the latter part of the forties,' replied Mr. feck, "about 1847 or 1848." "What was the game called then? "Why, 'rounders,' " said Mr. Peck. But to this day, Mr. Spalding, proud Yanlcee to the core. Is unconvinced. Undoubtedly the foreign taint in base ball bothered him not a little for a time, but he disposed of it to his sat isfaction in the spring of 1889, when he visited Liverpool, after a tour of the British colonies, with the Chicago ana Ail-American baseball teams, Throughout the trip English subjects had chided him with the antecedent of the American national game, so he issued a challenge to the champion rounder club of Great Britain, which wag promptly accepted. By the terms of the agreement, the British cham pions were to play a one-Inning rounder match (two innings make a full game) with a team of eleven men picked from the American "baseball- ers," as the Englishmen called them and then there was to a five-inning game or baseball. As "feeder" (pitch er) for his "eleven," Mr. Spalding was given . a leather-covered sphere about the size of a golf ball and rath er soft. The rounder batsman faced him with a miniature cricket bat "a cross between a potato-masher and a penholder." A high ball was "fouled as the Yankees called It but the referee declared It a fair hit, and as the batter made a circuit of the four boundary posts before the ball was re covered, he scored four runs. . The next batsman repeated the trick, and there was a total of eight runs to the credit ' of - tho Englishmen. ,. Then "feeder"Spalding resorted to low balls close to the batsman's body, and only three more runs were made before the eleven British champions were put out, and the inning was over. These last runs resulted from the failure of an American to hit one of the cham pions with the ball, as the rules per mit. In their half of the inning, the Yankees were Inclined at first to try to "line out" the ball, and the results were disastrous. But soon they got the hang of batting with one hand. and scored eight runs before the cloven men were retired. This left them three runs behind. The baseball game was an entirely different story. Three Englishmen struck out, and then the Americans went to bat. Thirty-five men crossed the plate, and still the elde had not been retired. Because of physical ex haustion both teams were content that the match be declared off. Thus the first inning in the baseball game was never finished; yet the score stood 35 to 0 In fa-or of the Americans. Henry Beach Needham in Success Magazine. Says She Has Been to Heaven. At last, in language which only her mother can comprehend. Miss Prudence Van Gilder, who has been in a trance for 21 days and who is the talk of central Iowa has opened her Hps and described the .ana of dreams in which she has been living. She is unable to talk perfectly, but uses the deaf and dumb alphabet to arsist her, and tells of a strange "visit to heaven." 'I have been to heaven, said the girl, "and Christ is coming. My first vision was a row of rugged crosses marked 'ith my new name. The cross es looked heavy, but when I started to lift one an angel came to my assist ance and the cross was light. 'I saw throngs of riders on white horses with golden banners, coming over the hills of heaven as far as I could see. I saw 12 kinds of trees, with 12 kinds of strange, beautiful fruit, hanging in great pink and purple clus ters. I ate some of it from an apple tree and was given the understanding of the Bible such as I never before knew. - 'Then I began to teach the Bible to groups of savages dressed in smelly gaudy rags. And I know that when God lets me recover I shall be pre pared to tach the Gospel to the Afri cans. I have crossed the river of life and I cannot die." Perry (Iowa) Dis patch to the New York World. His Part. A Scottish peddler while crossing a river recently during a heavy flood ac cidentally slipped in. Two laborers who were in the vicinity Immediately pro cured a rope and rescued him just in time to prevent his being drowned. Their prompt action was deservedly praised, but on being spoken to on the subject, the rescued man objected to all the praise being given on one side. "Dae ye no ken," said he to the village magnates, "if I hadna fallen In the wa ter, the ither twa men wad nlver hae been heard o' at a'?" Judy. The Same. A Leeds clergyman was returning late the other night from a social meet ing when suddenly out of a dark door way a man sprang upon him with in tent to rob. After some ineffectual protestations the clergyman said. "Surely you wouldn't rob a clergy man?" - "That don't make any matter to me," replied the thief. But after a moment's reflection he added, "Stay; what's yer religion?" "Methodist." "Lor love yer, that's the same as meself. Yer can go." Tatler. THE EVENING STORY Thermopylae. (By Martha McCulloch-Williams.) I came here to ninv r am a H.va Elspeth said, smiling wickedly at Hin- uu" ne toiiea arter her up the steep and narrow steps that led to a railed platform, weather beaten but . still sound and weight-worthy, set in the low branches of a slant oak. Hlndon uiuugnc tne climbing a crazy perform ance, but love whioh malreo the tnnl often a wise man makes the wise man oicen a rool. And he did not deny to himself he was in love, and with tne Dit of quicksilver he was so pain fully following. : li-m! I seem to remember- that aryaas were not always all they should be," he said, sitting down, so ponder ously the branches quivered. Elspeth laughed softly. "You are to have a reward for coming up with me. I tdore stories. You may tell me one instead of writing it. The vvery best story of them all." "Imposlble!" Hindon said gravely "Don't you know there are but seven stories in the world, .and six of them unfit for ladies? That leaves only one. I had much rather lie it than tell it." "No! You must tell It," Elspeth said, decisively. "Begin! This is mucn better fun than private thea tricals " X tell you I can't begin. The story hhs io Degin itseir." windon interrupt- ea. Again Elspeth laughed. "At least you can say now it begins," she mur mured. Hindon smothered a growl. "I can tell you what It takes to make a story," he said. "First, of course tnere's a girl " "That's me." Elspeth interjected. Hindon nodded. "And a man in love with her " , "That fits you," Elspeth said, in corrigibly. Hindon flushed in spite of iiimseii ana Dit nis lip, but somehow kept his voice gay as he ran on: "And an obstacle any sort, some sort. The obstacle, you know, is what really makes the story." "Dear me! What what a pity!" Elspeth said. "Yet I quite . under stand but for the obstacles the sweet hearts would have to marry right at the start and live happy ever after I think yes. I'm sure the obstacle is looming up. See! Jack Delany is get ting down at the steps." "A plague on him on all Delanys everywhere." Hindon becan. Klsneth shook her head at him, saying: "How ungrateful. You said there had to be an obstacle. Could you ask a more proper one than Jack?" "No! That's Just the trouble," Hin don admitted. "You might easily fall in love with Jack if I were not In his way." "I believe he has cast you for the obstacle role," Elspeth said, demurely. yet- with dancing eyes. "You don't piay iair not in the least," she went on. "I asked you for a storv and here I'm making up one for you " "You've reduced it to Its lowest terms anyway I don't like It," Hin don broke in. his chin in the air, the light of battle In his eye. He saw Jack Delany saunterina- toward the oak. his hat in one hand, the other swinging his ivory-mounted crop. Jack was a youth of parts, rich, well bred and dis gustingly good to look at. Moreover, he was new until a month back Elspeth had never seen him. Hindon had discovered the real Elspeth at about the same distance of time when he had come down to World's End for silence. and a measure of solitude. After years of struggle his latest book naa nit the public hard. He wanted Its successor to go abroad. Then, Just when the opening- of it was fairly In mind, he had dined at the dean house and fallen under Elspeth's spell. There had been a week of rebellion, then submission to the inevitable. He had had a conceit of knowing women- kind, also the verb to love, in all its moods and tenses. Elspeth had shown him how greatly he was mistaken. Hindon had a way with him that most women had found irresistible. After a surfeit of sweets one relishes a whole some bitter. Elspeth's artless Joy over his subjugation had not misled him Into thinking she was to be had for the asking. He nad two minds about her, one curiously aloof, wholly de tached, ever noting the effect of un likely conquest upon a nature girlish ly vain and human, and marshaling its impressions as for future reference; another palpitantly masculine and pos sessive, alert to win and keep her against all comers. Now the virile impulse dominated him. As Jack came within hail, Hln don swung himself to the head of the steps, clutched a hand upon the rails at either side, and half shouted: Jack, I'm a life saver. You can't come up!" "Can't eh! Why not?" Jack demand ed. moving forward. Oh! Because you're quite too good- looking, and much too vain so vain this cranky structure would never bear he welgnt of it. Hlndcn flung back at him, settling himself more firmly In his seat. Jack laughed heartily. I m coming! Look out!" he admonished, making a dash for the stair-foot. As he touched it, Hindon looked down with twinkling eyes to cay: "Remember Thermopylae! Behold me, a new Leonldas, holding the pass!" "Hang Thermopylae and all those other sissy games," Jack said with frank scorn. "I tell you. there's no scaring a fellow that's been through streight football " So I perceive," Hindon said, his twinkle broadening. He turned half about to glance at Elspeth. She was sitting very straight her hand clinch ed hard on the book In her lap. the ghost of a dimple flickering In one cheek. The estate in life wherein Just now she found herself was clearly not displeasing to her. Cautiously she peep ed over the edge of the platform, and said to Jack halting below It: "I wisn you would come up, Mr. Delany. we we Ere making up a story Mr. Hin3on Is going to write It and you can t imagine how fascinating it is." "If I can't imagine it. I can find out," Jack said energetically, stepping back five pac?s to survey the big oak's spread of branches. The branches were broad, and some of them pendulous. Upon the farther side one swaying tip came within six feet of the ground. With a short, running leap Jack caught the tip, felt it slip almost away from him, but managed to keep hold, draw it down and clutch it hand over hand until he came to a place1 that was stout enough to swing upon. Back and forth, tack and forth he clung and swung, until at lart he caught foothold In toward the trunk. Inside three minutes he was sitting upon a branch level with the platform, and but a little way from it, saying, as he lighted a cigarette: "Is this a detective story? You can put me in it as a porch climber or some thing." "You're in it already," Elspeth said, smiling with soft malice. Hindon sat blocking the way down, divided be tween laughing and glowering. "Yes you're in It. all right enough." he said, nodding toward Delany. "Trouble Is to work up a climax that shall leave you out of it altogether." "I won't be left out of the story-" nor anything," Jack cried, laughing gayly, rising and balancing himself as he spoke. It was a perilous undertak ing there on the swaying bough, bui he accomplished it, stood stockstill with folded arms for a breath's space, then leaped lightly to the platform, landing fairly in the middle of it. It was almost twenty feet In air, well stayed betwixt two giant boughs. But the tree, in Its youth had been topped, so down where the boughs parted un e?n'Jun8UBpected' 'here was a blotch, fii ;vnd cankerous, weakening fa tally the sound outer wood. Therefore, under the impact of Delany's leap, on bough broke loose at the trunk, and r?ie- down- carrying with it ths railed floor, and those resting upon It. fe8ya n'pcle. Elspeth was flung htoT? ,a d. cushiony well-leafed Efa? h S'And ot P no worse hurt than the shock. Hindon. white k f th'es' al8 scrambled to his h..Mf iI,WltVn Brm Wangling limply aenilf-il1 Delany lay motionless. .n nLH had 8truck h" hed In falling, cutting an ugly gash. anf "aidV"!. -dw" Ae8lde hm. . . ' """ is Elspeth You love me! You win r r. ii .f ?.VLl eyed "ruS rovryou:- uu 3UBZ 1 know how 1 llds"heHlnaaa ""L'.!1" of the n-vy myt- iouChed,,Eda0";tw.h,.s f.nd , , "uvuiuer; Jr-fB 1 ?-U .y nF"ed-" h ? "But, of course ' 1 "cr iorgive me- " There Is nothing to foreive " iri. peth said looking up at hln? with wet A owe you much ft Was All In v.... i ."ucn ",l owL6..'0","3 out. 'n tme abc the 6. Parceila)"J'r'Kntea 1907' E' HUMOR OP THE DAY "Dnn'f vnn 4v.iv.iv m. . cner than he need, to?'' Clr COmes "- Life. w what hl" ned re?" 'Tried your new auto yet" X'Pu H'? fine ride." Go fast?" 1".,?? the cop. That's where Ledger. -Philadelphia Public patibility? -cparaiea ror incom- talkeT hJe'' 1? talked baseball and she tamed bridge. New York Sun. She Thpv'vo t. w ,- . ,heWO".der..TAejLfiat Is so small Brooklyn Eagle. ' ior 8u'cion.- "& "il5;?J';.warbi the tenor. the soprano. -miered tonCHeral'd. 8Towled the basso.-Washing- "Vnn mnv ttn 1 , ,. . tt j I J A nuoncnoea to the HP,"e?".date Fahlon Magazine for your 'Yft. sTlA sTot ar-r. m..nV. 1 . notWea8-,n Vl - TTc0 Post. y tor her-"-Houston "T mil Off nnt T I n f An lven.e,,t.e.8,ted the blushing girl, wifh "You are only trifling, and and be sides, it is getting late." "'Please near me out Mlna Tl.l.n idedt ,."! '"'"tuntrtSounV reporter. I II cut it down to 2o0 words. " Roaeleaf. "So you are going to Europe?" Yes, answered the man who asDlres to be a prominent citizen. "I don't care much about the trip, but the reporters Dtvel I0" anxious to Interview you about American affairs -wnUL-you. have been, abroad long enough to lose track of them." Washington Star. good country mayor found himself at a table In a large restaurant between two young men, who began to make fun of him. "I see. young sirs," he said, "that you are making fun of me, but I assure you th.?J J.." "either stupid nor an ass." Ah! said one of them, "perhaps you are between the two." ' "Exactly," was the propmpt reply "I am between the two. Tit-Bits. "You have nothing that carries with it the charm of antiquity," said the Euro pean. "Oh yes, we have." answered the rich American, "It won't be long before we have the market in that line. We're buying up antiques faster than you can make "em." Washington Star. "tl0?' ??en that "ew dress of mine." said Miss Dowdey. "now that I want to Ket a h.S to match It. What would you suggest?" !Wh not JKt a slouch?" remarked Miss Knox. Philadelphia Press. , GLOBE SIGHTS. I From the Atchison Globe. Your dog never bothers anyone. - The lover the world loves best Is the son devotedly in love with his mother. A woman thinks a man is awfully reckless if he doesn't do what she ad vises when he is sick. A woman Is never so afraid she can't take care of herself as she likes to make a man believe. It is hard for some men to get a notion in their heads without imagin ing they have "reasoned it out." Watching a boy eat. It is hard to imagine that sc. small an event as a love affair will ever affect his appe tite. Somehow, the average woman feels that she should speak Just a little pleasanter to her pastor than to any one else. Every winter about two-thirds of the young men in town plan to "go west" in the spring, but most of them finally give It up. The average man is so mean that every time he sees a woman having a good time he Is reminded how tha mrii have to slave. The man who has something the matter with him is not the one who knows all the cures; he is th one who hears them all. It is hard for a man who enjoys pet ting up early in the morning to under stand that many people enjoy sleeping at that hour. A man is apt to say: "No one gives me credit," hoping it will start some thing, and it does. People wonder what he has done to deserve credit. The horse that used to "champ the bit and paw nervously" isn't doing nearly so much business In the story papers since the automobile eiitorol a competitor. Some fertile mind which can devise an air -screen which will prevent the bugs that fly by night from making the lamo look like a lesson In ento mology, can do a pretty good business for awhile. . REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR. IFrom the New York Press. A daughter's gain of a figure is her mother's loss. When a politician reforms it's a sign he's on his deathbed. . A summer resort is a very conven ient place to wish you were having a good time. It's awful bad manners for a man who snores to go to church. It's just human nature to get a strong affection for a suit of clothes your wife Is ashamed to have you