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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE J OURNAI- FEID AY EVENING, JUNE 14, 1907.
TOPERA STATE JOURNAL By FRAXK P. MAO LENNAN. rL'nl -. 1 .. 1 1 iot. mm KACOnd-Cll matter at the tc-stofric at Topeka. Kan.. ur.oer the act of congress.,1 VOLUME XXXIV .No. 143 Official Paper City of Topeka. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Dally edition, delivered by carrier. 10 cent a week to any part of Topeka. or uDurDs. or at tne same pnw u a town where the paper baa a carrier stem. I?y mat!, one year B 2 By mall, three month ,-5 Mtordav riitnn f rtnllv. one year.... iw TFT.FPKflKES. t. .-.. .... Wei! TT Business office I"1?; Keporters' Room aii SB porters- Room i"" Frank P. M.icLerY ..Ind. TO PFRMANFNT HOME. TatwIp c..- Tn..i Vmtifn?. 900 and (V T." - n UMi-htVl. 7w "v. i, Daiiniii Vii i i lei in . ax Twenty-third street, corned Fifth avenue an? RroadwsT. Paul Block, manager. Ch!cv mrie. TTnrtford building. Paul Block, manager. I'IT.1 , I F A cm T1TPF TtFPORT . OP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. The State Journal Is a member of the Associated Press and receives too run aay telerrach report of that great news or-e-anlsatlon for the exclusive afternoon publication In Topeka. The rpwi In 1-ecrfved In The Rtate JottT- psl building over wires for this sola pur pose. HOME NEWS WHIIjE AWAY. Subscribers of the State Journal way during tlie summer may have the paper mailed regularly eaen uay t3 any address at the rate of ten cents a week or thirty cents - month (hy mall only). Address changed as of fen as desired. While out of town Hie State Journal will be to you like n daily letter from home. Advance payment Is requested on these sliort time, subscription, to ave bookfceeplng expense. They are calling chard" now. him "Fiend Or- Nobody has yet said anything about the unwritten law up at Boise. The stories he has been handing ou? leads to the suspicion that Harry is a lemon Orchard. Pnsaiblv the old saying. "It takes money to make the mayor go," origina ted with Abe Ruef. There is little fear that Harry Or chard will go on the stage after the Haywood trial is over. Those French restaurants In San Francisco appear to have picked out proper names, all right. Salina . regards it as personal affront to have a law passed prohibiting street car passes just as it got Its street car line built. - . Richard Croker is to be given the free dom of Dublin. If he treats Dublin as he once did New York he is liable to take a great deal more than its freedom. There are 166 prisoners in the Kansas penitentiary .who Are 'under 23 years of age, and these are the. ones that some of the state authorities would have skl doo to the Hutchinson reformatory. "Who made Roosevelt?" asks an ex change. There .nay be a difference of opinion on that question, but It is an easy matter to find lots 'of people who have tried to make him' and failed. No doubt Mr. Croker is glad to be given the freedom of Dublin, but there have been times in his career when he was a little shaky whether he would be given the freedom of New York If he ventured back to this side of the water. Having won his other fights- In Wlch Ita, Henry Allen has become brave enough to tackle the street car company for better service. It Is usually easy enough to prove that the service is need ed In a case of this kind, but It is not always easy to make the street car company give it. Attorney Kretzinger. of the Harriman system, has advised his road that the ruling of the interstate commerce com mission, that railway employes are not permitted to use express franks, is ri diculous and ought to be ignored. At torney Kretzinger evidently dislikes to pay cash for his express. If the Japanese wish to "retaliate commercially" on America for the San Francisco outrages, they certainly have that privilege. For .Instance, they can quit selling us that fragile stuff that passes for Japanese 'ware. We can make just as good Japanese ware of our own. If, however, they should really injure American trade it will have the effect they desire far more quickly than will hostilities of a war-like nature. It is argued that the disclosures at Boise will bring all union labor Into dis repute. It should not do so. The great majority of union labor men are honest and 'aw-abidlng and their unions are legitimate. The Boise disclosures should, however, teach the labor unions to be very careful of their membership and to keep criminals like Orchard out of them and also to put a check on all kinds of lawlessness on the part of union men. The action of the Japanese govern ment In calling down the Japanese news papers that print stuff calculated to In flame their readers with hatred against America, Is a good one. The newspapers are entitled to print the truth if their readers are persons of Judgment but gross exaggeration about things in San Francisco and vicinity is not the truth. The truth would assure the Japanese of the kindly feeling we, as a people, en tertain for them, and it would not be Inflammatory. It is argued that the candidate for office in the recent Oklahoma primaries spent large sums of money and that the primary would therefore make it possi ble for rich men alone to obtain office. That depends. In a general election a candidate can spread money right and left or he can conduct an economical campaign, as his Inclination may dic tate. It Is the same way In a prjmary. A poor man, standing for the people. and whose principles and Integrity were known, would not need to spend much money to defeat a? rich man who was backed by corrupt influences, no matter how much money the latter . might spend. On the other hand, when ma chine or party leaders make the nom inations by means pf a delegate conven tion, they usually pick on a man who can aid in supplying a campaign fund elther In person or through his friends and backers. A poor man who could de feat a rich man in a convention could do It more easily in a primary. THE FLAG, Thls is Flag Day. It Is the date set apart In state and nation In honor of the most beautiful banner that -ever floated In the breezes of nations. The day may not be observed everywhere. but as a special occasion to instill ln.l the voune a Rontlmpnt of riatrlotism and loyalty to the Stars and Stripes, its ob servance is fitting. - The great majority of the present gen eration do nof realize the full sentiment attached to the flag. The average man is so accustomed to It that the sight of its beautiful stripes, undulating or flut tering in the breeze, causes no unusual feeling In his breast. But let him wan der on foreign shores and among strange peoples or let his personal liberty be en dangered in an alien nation, and the sight of Old Glory, standing as It does for the power and the freedom of the land we love. Is a most welcome vision to him. The soldier, too, who has fol lowed, the flag through a rain of lead, realizes its sentiment. So It's a good idea to have a Flag Day once a year on which to Impress this sentiment for the grand old banner on our minds and particularly on the yOUng. Here's to Old Glory, the flag of the free, the glorious Stars and Stripes,, the most splendid national emblem that ever floated In the sunshine of heaven. Long may it wave. HOT WEATHER CLOTHES. There 1 considerable dissatisfaction among most men folks at this time of the year because they have to wear collars and cuffs yes, and eyen coats in orde- to be considered dressed re spectably. Mr. Charles M. Sheldon thinks it is almost barbarous to compel any one to do this. For his own part, he has said: "I shall never wear a reg- ulation preaching coat In the pulpit through another hot summer. I shall get just an ordinary light gray suit, with the coat unllned. and wear that. No one I wny aidn't he pick as a sub a real ex who ha snv sense of humanity could I nmnln of pulchritude, like Deacon reasonably find fault." This Is a sensible Idea, and although it might not meet with universal ap proval at first It would have the sanc tion of every, man In his congregation. A well-known society woman of Junc tion City will not stop at a certain soda fountain In that city because the young man who runs it will not wear his coat. She said: "It is not right for the pro prietor to allow his clerk to appear be hind the counter without his coat. I will show him that I disapprove of it by never going there again." ... ; ; Fortunately for the comfort-loving i i! ,i. :r' r r::r::: v odK.ui.. , !-,--- custom largely governs in tnese matters, but a common sense regard for comfort I and appearances combined will allow I the men folks considerable latitude in discarding surplus apparel without shocking the tender sensibilities Of the really well-bred. It might be carried too far, of course, and times and places I make some difference, but the man who has to work has some claims on com fort as well as the woman who appears In an airy peek-a-boo waist. AS TO RATE-MAKING. The Standard Oil company has issued a reply In a financial paper to the re- port of the commissioner of corpora- tlons concerning Its business. Among other things It tries to combat the Idea that Its pipe lines should be made com- mon carriers of oil with rates fixed by a government commission. The government report figures that a I ii h,,i nrnniri be am- p,e to-cover cost of service, deprecla- tlon and a profit of 10 per cent on the -Investment, on oil running from the Annalachian field to the Atlantic coast, Of this 11 cents, 6 cents Is for cost cf service and depreciation, and 5 cents is for profit. Yet the rate charged from the Appalachian field to Philadelphia Is 39 cents. Th Standard obiects to basing rates on the cost of service, which it claims John Burns recently and Dougnt 10 is "a new principal In transportation wat.ey's store where It waa i on ex . .. ......J.j hlbition in the window for awhile. It chargea. me wen wwui..eu It quotes from another source. nas been to establish "the rate that Willi mnv. bo truffle' that Is to sav. a rate , . . nrth of iiw uaseu I service, not up iu. It is true that this has been the rule with most transportation managers In the past. It is the rule which Sen:i- tor Long pronounced right in nis re- ed it a Texas parrot, our Toaa wai olies to LaFolIette last summer. La lingford who is a pronounced author Follette said rates should be based "y on matters oj f this kind declares it V. - Vie o.t-v-( r-e nlna a uwu me " "-..-. - -1 reasonable return on the capital In- vested. Senator Long said the value of the service and not the cost of the service should govern, and right there t,e between the two uso - . systems of rate-making. - Another way of saying the value vl the service" is. "all the traffic will bear " That is, the rate should be Just as high a, possible and still keep the . . R f , 1 . . ... shipper doing business, and this is the rule aaopiea oy many jauruaus. juipoes off and the limpy girl is shot courts have declared that a fairly re- muneratlve rate is high enough, and I therefore to make rates seem only fairiv remunerative " stock watering fairly remunerative, siock watering is resorted to. . I In order to get at what is a really I remuneratlve rate independent of wa-1 tered stock. Senator LaFolIette started that doesn't matter. They get mar his movement to get at the actual val- a"J, " h? ?RLhe' Jr? uatlon of all the roads of the country and President Roosevelt has adopted the idea. And that Is to be the basis on "which rates oucht to he made .n the future. - . . , , . The State Journal, however, radically differs from those reformers who assert that this' actual valuation should be simply the original cost of the road, or of duplicating . Its physical property. That would be no more fair than it would be to value a farm at' its origi nal cost . There are thousands of farms in Kansas f whose cost was merely - the homestead entry fees plus the price of some Improvements, yet they are eet- ually worth several . times that. ' The settlement of the surrounding country the growth . of some near-by town. I proximity to Bchool, : rural mail uellv- ery, better markets, all have added greatly to the actual value of the land yet they cannot be counted In the or iginal cost. A farm only one mile from a central Kansas town was- purchased a few years ago for" $35 an acre. Lit- I tie has been expended on It since1 for improvements yet. It will find a ready sale today for more than $100 an acre. The growth of fruit and other trees and the improvement of the surround Ing country have added to Its actual I value, For the same reason, the original cost of a railroad ought not-to be ta ken as its actual value-. The develop ment of the region through which it passes, the building - of business, its good will, and similar elements should be considered in arriving at Its value. When this value-has been determined rates should be based .on. the coat cf the service plus a "rea"sonab!e return on the real . value,- bat this certainly should not be "all the traffic will bear." Taxation should also be based on this real value. JOURNAL ENTRIES To the doe: Better pick out a nice cniit-n rv nlarp where you can go into I temporary retirement. The Fourth of I July is coming. I . t T-1 Tvawta nnu rt .tato warden ta I to Eee tnat no traps are set for fish, I is directed to Salina where the girls are getting ready for the arrival of Stuyvesant, jr. "Remember," cautions " the young woman who eaus uie wuusiwia Vaki "when you start-out onme journey of married life you can not nnrrnase a. return tin... be but a good many- people euncr walk back or ride with some one else, TTtrurv can Hi date will favor a pri mary election if he thinks he can win easier that way. It is very evident to those who know them that Tom Cordry posed for the Picture ' " Vmi for the picture himself. House, or Ewlng Herbert, for Instance. Th rsondland News and Republic have been consolidated and will here after be known as the Goodland News-Republic. ; However," says the Salina Jour nal In an optimistic tone of voice, "If we have onlv half a wheat crop this year, . there is the president's assur ance that 'the best crop of all Is the crop of children." " When a Troy girl was marrieu re centiv sne wore a. pair ui "'"8 hokW' that .bewoo m her familv. Thev naa Deen worn on gimjiar occasions by her motner grandmother and great-grandmother. W. F. - Hughes, who Is making a trip in the orient, . writing . to the Plainvllle Gazette from Canton, China, says that the first thing, he saw whilH Rteamine into the harbor at Canton was the ' large tanks of the Standard Oil company, and then he conciuuea mat tne oiauuou trates every nook and corner of the world. Leavenworth Times: A man out near Wichita says that there is money In nlantine catalpa trees for posts and that you can make a fortune eas- I ii,r n them Thla TTinv he h. ti pw idea foJr tne farmers who have been going arter it for years with a plow instead of a spade. Carl Friend out at Soldier has an 80 acre farm entirely planted to catalpa fence posts and railroad t,e"A man who has not been in Gar- flen city iongf" Rays the Telegram, "is kicking because it gets aayngnt nere about 3:30 these mornings. He is un- able to reconcile himself with the SStXftTJ&Z t . tlme and that 4 o'clock here is tne same as 5 o'clock in Kansas east of Dodge City. Those who have com plaints of this sort should remember that the sun must get up pretty early to get ahead of Garden City, This item from the Horton Com mercial may be nature faking and it mav ndt. Judge for yourself: A cu- riositv was caDtured on the farm of was a sort of cross between an owl and mon)cey and one of the bird books belonging to the late lamented Joe DeWorth gave its name as the monkey faced owl. It possessed a f th.t wm,M aUe o-o. rlUa ashamed of himself In a contest fora UK,ines!. A peculiar feature of the critter l3 that its beak and legs were a bright green. Some pronounc- - : . ' . . . 6 . . k tnrprt nv t:ecn near Museotan. Literary criticism from the ElDora do Republican: Looks like the Q, Milksop Poddgeezers and the Jane Spindleshank Soapsuds magazine story writers have almost run odt of material. An old pelican has Just printed a story in which the girl is crosseyed and has a limp, , but the prince on horseback comes along. He makes the usual amount of love and they are engaged. After a time they go picnicking in the woods and while fooling w,tn a plstol u accidentiy through the calf of the leg. She of course faints and falls over Into his arms. His extreme modesty over- CUIUra iur a nine, uui iu save tne - . . lw..th.art h ta1ctkl, - hls nocket handkerchief and nroceeds tn stop the flow of blood when he dis- covers that she has a cork leg. But vorced. A year or two afterward the young man marries a cousin of his former wife and on the bridal night he discovers that she has a club foot and ls spavined. But they were llv- Ing together when the story ended. And thl8 ,a counted a good magazine story. JAYHAWKER JOTS KANSAS COMMENT iT The paper' from Home. 11 little country paper from tne old home town," but- it's queer how: they all want it. This fact hns "Sht out strongly in the Times omce the past week by the men who rri if n attending federal court. jLiiere have been perhaps a dozen who have called at the Times office and with unmistagable signs - of home sickness jteu ior the - papers from their vari ous towns. Holton.. Marlon, Peabody and numerous others have been on the u6t. xestreday a .tall, stranger . wan dered into the office and -said, "Would K uuuoiB you much to let me havo Marion paper a few minutes?" When !?Id hat neither the Record nor the ieaaagnt had -arrived yet this week he aiiiueu in a disappointed way and said, "I just kind 0' wanted to see what they're doin' out home. 1 It's Seems like a gooa .while since I left and the pa pers are almost like a letter." It would have done the souls of Homer itocn ana Wilt Beck and Frank Jarrell gooa ir tliey could have heard the anxl ous questionings about when their pa pers would be on the Times exchange aeeK. That's tho- way it always is The newsapper is a' good'deal like home folks, you may get sore at. them, dis agree with -their views; knock on soma of their - cherished hobbies and hand them an: occasional' roast, but : when you re away-from home you miss them and feel, good when you hear from tnem. ieavep worth Times.. . ' POOR RICH MEN. - Some of the friends of Mr. Fnlr banks Insist that it Is unfair to him to say that he is not In touch or syra pathy with the people when it is re membered that he was born poor and made his own way. John D. Rocke feller did the same thing. . It Is not the way a man was born or the way he was reared. It is the things that get hold of him when he gets success ful. One would think that a man who had been born poor would have sympa thy with others who are poor when he gets rich, but such is not the case. The man who has made his fortune is mighty aput to be meaner than the man whose riches have been attained long enough to get settled upon nim Fairbanks Is a smart man but he does not stand for the things the American people are thinking about at this lime, Lawrence Journal. . : MEN'S RIGHTS. The rlehts of man are rapidly disap pearing. . Omaha woman are now agi tating to have the dummy legs used to advertise hosiery removed from the windows. The underwear "ads" in the newspapers will probably be the next to go. Hutchinson .News. MACHINES. The Topeka council has ordered 15 Voting machines to De usea at ins next election. This does not Include the Mulvane machine, which, however, will be in good working order. Arkan sas City Traveler. KANSAS DOESN'T NEED IT. Although Kurokl gave out $400 In tips while In Chicago, It Is not report ed that he gave out a cen while In Kansas. Perhaps some one tipped eft the information to the old general thit for every man, woman and child 111 Kansas there was on deposit in Ihe banks of the state $100. Salina Jour nal. FROM OTHER PENS ': - ' HAPPY BIRDS! The birds of the forest are to be con gratulated. They are hard at work at their annual house buildiag, without fear of labor unions or walking dele gates. San Francisco News-Letter. PURE FOOD PRECAUTION. The South Orange, N. J.,-correspondent says that a motherly cat in that towh washes a motherless chicken every day. Tabby has perhaps read in. the London Lancet that you can't be too careful about exterminating the more prominent families of germs before tak lne the food into the stomach. Louis ville Courier-Journal. THE VERY WORST YET. Sneaking of Julia Ward Howe, the Brooklyn Eagle asserts that President Roosevelt ls now "The tsatue mm 01 the Republic." But for the matter of sex, Mrs. Carrie Nation doubtless feels that it might have ien nur. nicnmunu Times-Dispatch. THE LAND GRAB. Uncle Sam put lands Into the hands of railroad and ' wagon road pro moters nearly 40 years ago, on conauron that they should sell them to settlers for not more than $2.50 an acre and take the mnnev for their own. But now the promoters and their successors claim ownership of tne lana anu tspum $2.50. That's nerve and gall, isn't It. Portland Oregonlan. o -. - THE OLD STYLE GOOD ENOUGH. It has remained "for Professor Lounsburjr In the current Atlantic to summarize in a sentence the popular objections to spelling reform: "We simply like the spelling to which we are accusomed; we dislike the spelling to which we are not accustomed." Sen timent and old association are the main bulwarks of the existing orthog raphy. What was good enough for our fathers in the little red school house Is good enough for us. New York World. . , . BAR TO GOOD GOVERNMENT.. That local self-government In this country has usually not produced re sults equal to the opportunity Is a-fact, whether we like to admit It or not. And a curious thing about the fact Is that the failures have been made un der a' kind of bastard imperialism represented- by a political boss. The very Americans who decry European im perialism go to the polls year after year to express their willing allegiance to a man or an organization which rules them-with nearly absolute power. Philadelphia North American. , - , , SINGED AND STUN2 I . '. Continued graft exposures prove that San Francisco has been burnt in more ways than one. Baltimore American. - . ORCHARD. : Either "Harry Orchard Is the worst liar in the United States or - he has been keeAlng some of the worst com pany to De round in tne west. t-nna- delphla Inquirer. i' REVISED. It Is not proper to say, "The longest pole knocks the persimmon." The largest. barrel captures the nomination. Is the best way to put. It. Muskogee Phoenix-. - . : BEATING POULTNEY'S RECORD. Gen". Kurokl could hardly go through the United States more speed ily If he had come over here to write a book about it. Boston Globe. WHEN A Cntl IS ROUND. When a gir! ls around and la watching of you . It is- wonderful, all of thai things you can do: -You can run twice as fast and. can jump You can t-irn a neat handspring and nev er, half trv: . . You can hop, skip and Jump; and you're To tnka nnv kin s,e A - - . ....... . c 1.1 i ja uiauc , You can hang by your toes twenty feet - ' - . -. ,1,1. ft 1 I M1UU On tho llrnb of a tree -when a girl around , .. .. When a girl Is around and you're sure tsus sees, You can do your best tricks on the swing- - tne- a -ieA - xou can jump a high fence with the srracpfulest cnrinv And hang by your toes from the ropes of When it's going its best what if you get : a fall. v. You say that it really don't hurt you at - ail. If it makes you see stars and you're up wun a Douna And a smile on your face when a girl ls uruuiia. . When a girl ls around oh, the heroes we are ! Who can leap 'twice as high, who can jump twice as rar. Who can cut up such antics as never before, " Who can eonauer all - worlds and then look out for more; From sloughs of dead level as giants we - Bin - - - - .;. . . . . To prove' all our might and our prowesi to her: . ... And we reach dizzy heights at a leap and As the lad' at--hls play when a, rirl Is New York Times. How to Catch a Millionaire. The Broadway chorus girls are try ing to figure out how It is that so many of their number have caught millionaires for , husbands. Trixie Friganza, the star of "The Orchid, said that she had been studying the promem until she felt dizzy. it 13 quite necessary. I think she said, "for the girl to be demurely sweet and all that sort of thing. Arch ed eyebrows, a cupid's-bow mouth and languorous eyes would help a lot. Gertrude Barthold, a chorus girl in ine urcnia company, saidv 1 tnink the easiest way to catch a millionaire is to look foolish and make him think that he ls the most 'import ant-man in the whole world. I wouldn't let him see me in an anerv mood. I'd convince him that nothing ever got on my nerves." Lydia Franklirt, a dancer In the same company, said: I d hypnotize him. Millionaires as a rule are very soft, and most any ciever cnorus girt can nave one for a husband If she wants him." Edna Chase, a show girl with the Fascinating Flora" company, at the Casino, said: "I've been proposed to bv a near- millionaire, and refused him. A chorus girl simply has to smile and smirk at a millionaire, and he belongs to ner ir sne cares to have him. There are millionaires of many dif ferent kinds. I would as soon have a Pittsburg stogie as a Pittsburg mil lionaire. Vera Pindar, one of the bathlnar gins in -ixiscinating Flora," said Moaesty is the thine that will have much more weight with them than gushing glances and silly words. I wouldn't let 'a millionaire give me all sorts of presents I'd send them back until I was sure I cared for him. wouldn't go out with him unless there was a chaperon. By being. re served .and . circumspect a girl-, . will win a man's heart, whether he be a millionaire or not, quicker than any oiner way." jn.. x. world. . A Slight Misunderstanding. A' well-known Boston lawyer says that not long ago he .was astonished to see printed In a newspaper a glow ing testimonial as to the benefit to be derived from using somebody's Cure quick. The office of the concern was located near his own, and he dropped in while out to lunch. See here," he remarked, somewhat forcefully, when in the presence .of tne manager: "you. have printed a tes timonial allegedly from me with re gard to your confounded stuff and I never took a drop of it in my life: wnai ao you mean by such pro cedure "Is that so?" .the . manager said, soothingly. "Merely a slight misun derstanding, I assure you, sir, for which I am very sorry. You see, we understood you had died recently. Take this down, please," he added, turning to a stenographer: "Memoran dum: change signature to sworn testimonial No. 124,546." Harper's Weekly. .- . A Substitute. Being very close-fisted. Mason had never allowed himself the costly habit or smoking. He always felt himself a loser when any one treated to cigars. But on one occasion, when the party he was with entered a stationery and cigar store, he made up his mind to have his share of the treat. "Won't you have a , smoke this time?" asked the leader. "No, thank you," replied Mason; "but if you don't mind, I believe I'll take a pencil." Harper's Weekly. tOINTED PARAGRAPHS. , From the Chicago News. Being busy Is often synonymous with being happy. , A great mind doesn't necessarily re quire a large hat. The man who Jumps at a conclusion ls apt to get a hard fall. ' A man with a 30-cenf Intellect can't hold down a 50-cent-job. ; There are fast friends and fast friends; One kind you can't lose. Some people stay at home " because they!are compelled to pay as they go. If the free advice handed to us' amounted to anything but what's ' the use? - Even If riches did bring unhapplness people would struggle for them Just the same. A woman Is interested in a man as long aa he knows something that she ls anxious to find out. It is aaeier for the average woman to untangle three yards of her hair than one little, knot in a shoestring. The man who always stops to think before speaking may not say very much, but he seldom has occasion to take any I of it back. REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR. From the New York Fress.J Somehow children make you think-of eating their way Into heaven. Girls' handkerchiefs are almost as big as their shoestrings for their pumps. - .When a man writes a girl a love let ter she knows he means It and he thinks he does. A woman likes to think her husband could be a bad man if he didn't love het so much. Most men make more fuss I over hav ing their wives sit in their lap than over heavy dumb-bell exercise. THE E VENING S TOR Y - His Broken Promise. i (By Colin. S.-Collins.) toin to tn circus?" Toby glanced longingly at the gaudy bills as he shook his head. "Ma says I can't even go to the side bxjuw, ne saiu. "Cummon. I'll take you," volunteered Sreidy,astrick- " was soin' 4 take Nettie Fless, but her aunt from' Can nelsville's goin' t take her, so I'll take you, Cummon." The tempter never had assumed such an enticing form before, but Toby held back. " 'Tain't that," he explained, unclos ing four moist and grimy Angers to show a shining quarter in his hand. "I got the money, but ma cried when 1 asked could I go." Freddy regarded him with pity. That a boy should have a quarter and yet not be permitted to go to the circus seemed to sound the depths of human woe, but he could not pause to comfort. Already the shrill scream of the calli ope announced the approach of the pa rade, and he raced down the street. Eight-year-old Toby kicked his hejls disconsolately against temptation, but In the end the boy nature asserted it self. He could cut across lots and reach Tomkin's pasture before the parade got back. ' Ten minutes later Mrs. Atkins, com ing to-the door with a huge slice of bread and -jam to stay his hunger and make him strong against temptation, saw what had happened, and went back into the tiny house to throw herself upon the bed and cry. But Toby for once had forgotten his mother. He was racing across the back lots t6 beat the parade to the grounds. He brought up panting Just as the band wagon came into sight, and he climbed a fence post to get a full view. The free show, that brought the people to the -lot, held him fascinated and almost tempted him -to follow the crowd into the sideshow tent, but something in his mother s face had sunk deep Into his heart. He would play truant, but he would not' go to the circus. He wandered about the lot. It was only a two-ring show, but the horse tent fascinated him and he lingered, .watch ing ihe men take the gaudy trappings from their horses and give them feed and water. Almost unconsciously he strolled through the dressing tent and into the big top" where the performance would be given later. He seemed oddly at home somehow, and he sat down on the bank of one of the rings where a group of men were tumbling on a pad. One of them dropped out of the group. and sat down beside him. ' He was a tall, dark man with a kindly face and a smile that would win the confidence of any child. Toby smiled upon him and so attracted attention to himself. 'Hello," cried the man. "What are you doing in here, youngster? I thought you were Metcalf's kid." I Just come In, explained Toby, as though such a proceeding were most natural. "I can do these things." 1 The big man laughed. Most small boys could "do those things" after a fashion and were anxious to show off before the circus folk. "Let's see what you can do," he sug gested as the others paused for a rest. Toby made for the mat. Somehow he seemed to remember tricks long since forgotten. Somehow also he seemed to remember doing Just these same things in o ring like this one and he gravely went through his repertoire. " The men ... crowded about the mat laughing and crying encouragement, but It was the big man to whom Toby turned for applause. -You re -a 'pro' kid all right, he de clared. "I guess you've seen the rings before. Want to come with us, kid? We could use a light boy. I've got to stay with mother," Toby announced regretfully. 1 "I'm all she's got, you see, and shecan't spare me.' 'What does your mother 'do?" de manded the big man. He had known mothers who were open to argument, and the boy gave promise of being an addition to the troupe. "She makes hats and sews," explained Toby. "We live over there on Grove street." "Over there" was indicated by a semi circular sweep of the arm, and the big man pulled out a watch from the coat he had resumed. 'You want to come with us If your mother will let you? ' he asked. Toby's face fell. "She won't," he said dolefully. "She bates circuses. She's going to whip me when I get home. She made me promise not to come; not. even to look at the parade." "He's a circus boy, all right, Ted," laughed one of the other men. "She knew that if he. hit the tents It would all come back tb him, and it has. He worked like a veteran. He'd make a great top-mounter." . 'He's going to make one," announced Ted. I m going to see his mother. don't know what grouch she's got against us show folks, but I'll talk her out of it. Come, kid." He held out a hand to Toby, and to gether they left the tent. Ted stopped to tfpeak to a man in the dressing tent. and then they struck out across lots for the tiny little home, where, for the last four years, Rena Atkins had sought to support herself and her son by millinery and dressmaking. She was on the steps now peering up and down the street. hoping against hope that Toby would come. But at the sight of the man with him she shrank Into the house, though not before the stranger1 had caught Ight of her and had gone bounding for ward. When Toby's shorter legs had com passed the distance he found his mother in the stranger's arms striving to fight him orr. Toby valiantly came to the rescue with feet and fists, but the big man seemed scarcely to notice the at tack. I've found you at last." he was say ing. "Why did you run away, dear " 'You ask me that?" Her voice was quiet now and tense with scorn. "Let me go and I will show you." His arms dropped to his side and she sliped across the room to where her pocketbook lay. Silently she offered a slip of paper frayed with handling 'and yellowed with age. "You believed this?" asked the man. "You really thought I had eloped with Clara Grey? We left the same night because Griffith was doing us out of our salaries. Her husband, Jim Grey, was playing with Cole's-clrcus and she Join ed him. I played a couple of houses for expense money to get back home with. I wrote, but the letter was there at the boarding house when I arrived. They told me you had gone. Griffith put that lying notice In the paper to hide the real reason for our leaving, his own dishon esty." "And I believed it," she sobbed; "and I've been trying to hide ever since; to keep the boy from being like his father." "It's in the blood." the big man said tenderly. "Why, the kiddle came into the big top and saw us working on the mat and he, went at it like he used to in the old days. I never guessed that he was -my child.- I only aa-w what a great top-mounter he would make, and I canw to ree if you would apprentice him to us. I never hoped to find n wife and little son where I was looking for a topper." "Yon you forgive me?" she faltered. YOU wem In.. , 1 1 i ,ai.i I i away before you found out tho rt ir sall! w'th a tender laug:-.. .... im. more reason you should nave a husband to look after you. and I know that Toby wants a father." - You bet I do," put In Toby, at last finding something he could understand. Are you my dad?" v."1 am J.h?tr snld the D, man. as he hugged Toby to his breast. "And you're a true chip of the old block'. Why lad ie' . taught you these tricks you Showed us this afternoon. . It all came ont when you saw a ring again." I'm glad I broke my promise." said Toby complacently, "even if I am whipped for it." eU!v fha wn'PP'ns- waa deferred In definitely. (Copyrighted, 1907. by C. H. Sutcliffe.) ' -rwhi aiA yu fini out?" asked the "Evervbodv v the honest reporter.-Fhiladelphia Ledge" Bed16!118111" front of the theater) ulalor?" ' . are ya a ticket specu- nfTtnheP,pous..0ne (freezinsly) I'm one of the underwriters of the ticket for thi. tneaier, it that's what -on mean ti. JM??08 1,n the r"nnlns brooks,' " quot k22 fleeln? cashier as he dumped the bank s accounts in the river T-rIVfermoHa. stnes,' " finished the prison superintendent as the cashier hit the rock pile-Atlanta Constitution: tbiI'd,"Jleito know" al1 Dumley. "what rnundi?' " nteans: "Sic transit gloria fire?LC J"ei" PMed Wiggins. "Those riiJT0 words- though, sound as If they might have something to do with an am bulance." Philadelphia Press. Tf they convict me," said the grafter. i 11 wii an 1 Know. 'Good!" renlied his ldwer o mend me to your friends at the same time, will you? "Chicago Record-Herald. "Jinklns holds his head mighty hiith this mornin". What's happened ?" "Just put a mortgage on the mule an' sold a mockin' bird for $10." Atlanta Con stitution. "Why did you and Smith dissolve part nership?" "Aw, he got an idea that he had a half Interest in the stenographer." Cleveland Leader. "I wouldn't marry you if you were the only man In the world!" "Well, considering the opportunities I should have for selection under those cir cumstances, I quite agree with you."' Cleveland Leader. "I can Ray this, anyhow," averred the unsuccessful statesman: "I went into r,nl- itics with clear convictions!" i see! murmured the other man. "And you couldn't find a buyer for "em." Chi cago Tribune. "I like my house all riarht " said T.imoh- man. "'except for one thing. I guess you'll have to fix that." "What is It?" asked the architect "Several times lately I've nearlv broken my neck searching for another step at the head of the stairs when I got home late; so I guess you'd better put another step there."' Philadelphia Press. GLOBE SIGHTS. From the Atchison Globe. The man who wasn't is always telling how he was raised. , A boy is liberally abused if he Isn't polite, but how many say "thank you" to a boy? Making money in mining' stock is as diffiucult as proving the actual cash value of dog. What has become of the old-fash ioned man who said of his dog: "It does everything but talk!" We lately heard a woman say: "I have the best husband In the world." We shall always admire the man. When a woman is pretty well pleased with a physician, she wonters why other doctors are tolerated in the community. ' The reward for good behavior may sometimes be slow in coming, but you never hear of good behavior getting a man into trouble. A fine thing would be ability to mainfa the temporary enthusiasm of a man when it first downs upon him that he needs exereise. What has become of the old-fashioned woman who prepared for a company supper cold sliced ham, floating island and marble cake? . When a man can successfully handle a baby, he gets credit for it in this way. It is said he holds the child only when it is on its good behavior. An alarm clock which would awaken people In the morning as thoroughly as the young gentleman caller keeps them awake at night. would make a hit among the sleepy headed. If the wedding invitations are word ed to suit the bride,' her father ap pears with a name so different from that by which he has been known all his life that no one knows who is meant. When a man puts a fishing pole over his shoulder, and starts out on a fishing trip, people become familiar with him, however dignified he may be. If J. P. Brown should pass along the street carrying a fishing pole and minnow bucket, people would slap him on the back, and ask how many bottles he was taking along, etc. Peo ple can't help being familiar with a fisherman. QUAKER REFLECTIONS. From the Philadelphia Record.) Don't look a gift horse in the mouth unless you want to get kicked. The lawyer doesn't have to be much of a mathematician to sum up & case. There are men who can't even buv a collar without getting it in tho neck. Considering his parched condition, it ls very kind to give the devil his dew. It's a cowardly postage stamp that can't get Its courage up to the sticking point- The Pullman porter may not dislike a fat man, but he always gives him a wide berth. Fanny Footlights "The leading lady says she is getting $600 a week." Polly Plnktights "Oh, she'll wake up before pay day." When a young man is ambitious for a stage career and his ambition eggs him on, he should be careful not to have the public egg him off. Nell "You engaged to Dicky- Doo- little! Why he's a mere apology for a man." Belle "Well, I trust I am too well bred not to accept an apology." Mrs. Highflyer "I am going to South Dakota." Mrs. Wigwag "Business or pleasure?" Mrs. Highflyer "Both; I am going to get a divorce. Cynicus "I have been engaged to at least a dozen girls." Sllilcus "Always been unlucky at love, eh?" Cynicus ''Oh; I don't know. - Fve never married any of them." I HUMOR OF THE DAY