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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 4, 1907.
TOPERA STATE JOURNAL By FRANK P. MAO I-EXNAN. f Entered July X. 1875, a second-class matter at the ocstnffice at Tcpka Kan.. under the act of congress.) VOLUME XXXIV No. 161 Official Paper City of Topelta. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Dally edition, delivered by carrier. 10 cents a week to any part of Ton, or suburbs, or at the same price In any Kin ' town, where the paper has a carrier yatem. v mall. one yeaP JS fif,m2"- three mSntna:".:: , faaturday edition of dally. on year 1W TELEPHONES. business office Bel: 1 Business office I"a; J2J Report era- Room ?eil Reporters Room Jnd- PERMANENT HOME. Tcneka Stat Journal bulldlne. nfl 05 Kn'ai avenue, corner of Eighth. . -Vew Tork office: Flatlron building, at ntv-thtrd street corner Fifth avenus an if Broadway. Paul Block- manager. Chicago office: Hartford building. Paul "lock, manager. "ULL LEASED WIRE REPORT OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. The State Journal Is a member of the Associated Press and receives the full day tefeerapr- reoort of that great news or ranlzatton for the exclusive afternoon P'lhlleatlon In Topeka. The news Is received n Th State Tout. rml balldlng- over wires for this sole pur-re. IIOME XEWS WHTJJB AWAY. Subscribers of the State Journal away daring the fnimmir may have the paper mailed retrulnrty each day O any address at the rate of ten cents a week or thirty cents a month by mall only). Address ohnnrjed as often as desired. White oat of town the State Journal Trill bo to you like a, dally letter front home. Advance payment Is requested on these short time subscription, to mve bookkeeping expense. Hah for George "Washington! I1 Pretty soon the Haywood defense will prove there never was any Harry Orchard at all. Mr. Rockefeller is becoming expert as a subpoena dodger. Practice makes perfect, you know. It Is becoming more and more evi dent that there are some undesirable citizens among the western mine own ers, also. A Pennsylvania woman burned her husband to death. But perhaps she usually kept him in hot water, any way, so he did not mind the change. Incidentally, where is that order that was to be promulgated from Chi cago giving everybody the privilege of riding for two cents a mile after July 1? Oklahoma may send a blind man to the United States senate, but If he is the right sort he will be able to see through the corporation tricks in that body. ' Taft's enemies accuse him of being only a proxy fo Roosevelt. Conceding .this to be trJe. it Is evident that Roosevelt has picked out a man of the right size for his proxy. The "bulldog" style of battleship is coming into popularity. It is to be hoped, however, that it will not be patterned after Pete, the White House bulldog, who was whipped by a com mon cur. An exchange points out that beer makers are never poor financially speaking while beer drinkers usually are. The moral of which would seem to be that we should all be beer makers rather than beer drinkers. New Tork is having trouble In dis posing of its new bond issue for the purpose of building Its new water sup ply, the largest project of the kind in the world. Money continues to be scarce In little old New Tork. The country newspapers are getting considerable railroad advertising these days, and the editor is getting cash for It Instead of transportation that he would have to neglect his business to use. He has the money to pay for what travelling he wants to do. . Senator Fitzpatrick was In Topeka recently looking for an "available" candidate for governor, as he Is not eaticfled with any of those now in the field. Possibly Mr. Fitzpatrick thinks the senator from Chautauqua more available than any other. Coloney J. H. Richards placed a pri vate car and special engine at the dis posal of the state railroad board to take the members on a tour of inspec tion over the Missouri Pacific tracks. But perhaps the board will conclude that walking is safer. Barney Sheridan has got tired and quit. After abusing W. R. Nelson and the Kansas City Star for six months, Mr. Sheridan has sold his interest In the Kansas City Post and has resigned as Its editor and manager. It was evi dently a losing proposition. South Carolina in 1904 cast only 8,554 Republican votes, yet it will have 18 delegates in the Republican nation al convention next year, or two less than Kansas, which cast over 210.000 Republican votes. South Carolina Republicans ought to be prosperous in a campaign for Republican national delegates. Some sour Individuals who are find ing faujt with Governor Hoch because ha Is devoting considerable time to lecturing this summer, would find something else to fuss about if they did not have this opportunity. The state will run on just the same while Governor Hoch Is making speeches to chautauqua audiences as it would If be were sitting up In the state house with his feet on his desk. Governor Hoch will do Just as good a job of governing by working at it in between lectures as he would If he worked only part of the time and loafed the balance. So why make a fuss? THEY CANT SEE THE JOKE. Mr. Mark A. Carleton, cerealist of the United States department of agriculture. is a Kansas product and one of which the Sunflower state may well be proud. He has accomplished much In his chosen field and Kansas should feel gratified because of it. ' But Mr. Carleton and some of his as sociates, including his chief. Secretary Wilson, appear to take themselves too seriously. This, however. Is a falling which most people engaged In a great work have, and It can be readily over looked if they don't insist on emphasiz ing it too much. Mr. Carleton and his co-workers in the department of agriculture are doing tremendous things for American agri culture. They tell Secretary Wilson about these thing3 and he tells them to the public as the achievements of the department of agriculture. Far be It from us to minimize that work. But naturally Secretary Wilson over looks some of the details. He thinks such great thoughts that it is not sur prising that some minor facts escape him until his attention is called to them. In his boyhood days he learned at school that the region west of the Missouri River was the Great American Desert, and none of his assistants appear to have told him otherwise. That doubt less accounts for his reference to Kan sas and Nebraska as a semi-arid region proposition. The letter he wrote to where agriculture was not a dependable Secretary Coburn a few weeks ago, ad vising Kansas to raise Turkey wheat, also discloses In its own lines a slight lack of knowledge that the Kansas wheat crop has been for years almost entirely of the Turkey variety. Instead of becoming huffy at Secre tary Coburn for calling attention to these little slips. Mr. Wilson really ought to have been grateful for the In formation. It was Mr. Coburn's duty to correct the statements of Secretary Wilson. His Job as the advertising agent of Kansas demanded It. Kansas was Inclined to regard Mr. Wilson s lit tle slips as good Jokes, the same as when a great scholar misspells an easy word, but Mr. Wilson didn't see the joke and got huffy about It. And now Mr. Carleton uses two columns of good newspaper space to defend his chief. All of which goes back to the pro position that these estimable gentlemen take themselves too seriously and re frain from laughter when the joke Is on them. But, then, all of us are more or less Inclined to do that. THE DEMAND FOR STVBBS. It now looks as though W. R. Stubbs will become the victim of a method adopted by himself in the case of Governor Hoch. It was Stubbs that drafted Hoch. It now looks as though Stubbs in the governor's office than In dldate for governor and we believe the old time machine men will aid in the draft, because they would rather see stubbs 1 nthe governor's office than in the United States senate, where no doubt he would like to be if he had his own choice to name. The men who a few months ago were making fun of Stubbs, making light of his at titude on public matters, and ridicul ing the Idea that he was a political leader have quit that sort of thing. They are learning that the voters are with Stubbs and what he stands for. They know that he is Honest, cour ageous and wholly unselfish in his ef fort in the political arena. Mr. Ros coe Stubbs is a man that must be reckoned with in the next campaign in Kansas and the attitude of those who are really against him is the best indication of his power with the peo ple. Keep your eye on btUDDS. ton- j cordia Kansan. j Whether one endorses all of Gomer Davles remarks concerning Mr. Stubbs or not, it can not be denied that there is a strong demand among the rank and file of Kansas voters that he shall be a candidate for governor. It is also true that there is a strong demand among another class that he shall not be governor, but this only makes the insistence of the first class so much the more strenuous. To those who are close observers of the drift of public opinion In Kansas it will be no surprise if W. R. Stubbs succeeds Governor Hoch in the gub ernatorial chair. If this comes about, Mr. Stubbs' enemies will have them selves to thank for It. There are oth er men In Kansas who were standing for righteousness and Justice In poli tics before W. R. Stubbs ever thought of dipping into political affairs. There are others who are just as earnest in their advocacy of square deal prin ciples as is Mr. Stubbs. There are doubtless others who are quite as cap able in public affairs as he. Perhaps no others have spent as much money for the square deal Ideas as has Mr. Stubbs, because Kansas has few oth er citizens as able to do so. The main reason Mr. Stubbs Is now pushed forward in the gubernatorial race is because he has been made prominent above all others of his po llticcal associates by the attacks made on him by his enemies. Had there been no fight on Stubbs, the rank and file would not now be demanding him as a gubernatorial candidate. wis own ambition is to succeed Chester I. Long In the United States senate. It is because he was singled out for attack by the element that made up the senate "lodge" last winter that so many people are friendly to him now. There is no doubt that there is a strong feeling in Mr. Stubbs' favor among the farmers and many business men of the state. It is true that it Is an unorganized element and that It frequently takes little Interest in pri maries and conventions, and this fact renders doubtful Just what Influence it will have on the result. There is little doubt, however, that one of Mr. Stubbs' chief political as sets is the opposition of the senate lodge to him. There is this about Grant Horna day: Nearly everybody In his home town Is for him. Whenever a new in dustry is to be started in Fort Scott, the first thing the starters do is to go to Grant Hornaday and ask him for help and they always get it. That is why Mr. Hornaday is Interested in nearly all Fort Scott enterprises, and nearly everything that, he is connected with is a success. The Fort Scott bank of which he Is president -and to which he gives most of his time car ries over sixty per cent of all the bank deposits of Bourbon county, which Is an Indication of the confidence which his home people have In him. These are a few things about Grant Horna- day's personality that are not against him in his race for governor, besides his declaration for a statewide pri mary. Still, there Is a possibility that Mr. Hornaday may not be It. JOURNAL ENTRIES The only use a boy can see In arith metic is that it helps him to figure out the batting averages of the boys In his baseball team. An Illinois preacher is the latest indi vidual to attack the kiss. The kiss is having a mighty hard time of it, but we notice it Is as popular as ever In most quarters. By the way, are you having a "quiet" Fourth ? The average dog can see very little to rejoice about on a day like this. Ever notice that a young Britisher who has been thoughtful enough to bring his parents over to this country, can have just as much fun celebrating the signing of the Declaration as though it had not caused his ancestors to get licked by our ancestors? JAYHAWKER JOTS Out at Abilene they actually try to enforce the curfew ordinance. Manhattan barbers don't propose to work all day and half the night. Dur ing the hot weather the barber shops close at 6:30 except on Wednesdays and Saturdays. "How does It happen." demands Char lie Blakesley, "that Bill Zink Is play ing second base for Hutchinson? If there is anything in a name he belongs with Joplin." It is asserted that hail stones knock ed the horns off a cow out in Grant county. Must be some Grant county individual is In training for member ship in the Ananias club. "We wonder," soliloquizes the Ouenemo News, "what Alfonso will rail his little son for short when he wants him to come In to dinner." Al fonso probably does not do the callin; yet. A preacher In Wabaunsee county, in the course of his Sunday morning an nouncements from the pulpit, saia "Brethren, the Janitor and I will hold our regular weekly prayer meeting next Wednesday evening as usual. ntoHtib- that a Garden Citv gambler recentlv tried to lick an editor, and that the town has now elected Miss Duel as Its carnival queen, the Hutch inson News concludes that the people of Garden City must be a scrappy 101. "J. R. Burton." says the Wichita Beacon, "declares that the spiked lem onade story is a fake Kansans away from home never dilute their whisky urith lemonade, he asserts." Well, Mr. Rnrtnn has been a good ways from home in his time. The Pratt Union says that Bob Har well of that town set nine turkey eggs. Eight turkeys and one duck were hatched out. Now Harrell didn't set a duck egg: he has no ducks; none of his neighbors have ducks. The Union be lieves there is only one explanation for it: witchcraft. ... , Independence is wrestling with this problem: Mayor Stlch recently issued an order prohibiting any kind of gamb ling in the city. Playing billiards for a "pot" was placed under the ban. Now some people are discussing a mat tor that is making the society folks squirm. If it Is wrong to play billiards fnr SS rents a corner, the cleverest reaver tn take the Dot. why isn't it just as bad to play bid euchre for $5, S10 or 115 prizes : wotiioTin Times: Mrs. Roy settle. nifo nf a French bottom farmer, had an adventure with a large gray wolf, lst Wednesday morning. He had been feeding nn her voung spring chickens eo she set a trap and caught him. For fear he would get away oeiore snc could call the men folks who don't like wolves, nohow she took an axe and killed him herself. Since this exploit the plucky lady has been the heroine of . the bottoms and the story of her m-omises to be current for many days to come. This from the Hiawatha World is also frr.H tn the committee on nature fakers: Out at William Hauber's place there is a certain red bird that every morning and one or two other times in the day, lights in a tree near the house, then he looks towards a certain window, raises his feathers and getting into a state of fume and fret, hurls him self against that window and gives his shadow a good spurring. Mr. Hauber figures it out that the poor bird has lost its mate and In his war on his own shadow in the window, he imagines he is chastising the culprit who robbed him of her. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. (From the Chicago News.) All isn't singing that is gurgled. Even, the best phrases of a flatterer sometimes fail flat. Never judge a woman's brilliancy by the lightness of her hair. Running for office costs almost as much as running an automobile. If gray hairs were a sign of wisdom fewer men would have them. Our idea of a charming woman Is one who is Isnorant of her charms. When a man has a good Job he should take out a fire-insurance pol icy. The better acquainted a man is with himself the harder it Is to fool him. TTOTit-ca ma v not lie. but they are capable of being juggled by crooked accountants. Some men do not care to take vaca tion trips because their wives insist in going along. When a woman is talking she dis likes to be interrupted as much as a man does when he is eating. The average woman seems to think that all her husband's good qualities are due to her influence. You may have noticed that one girl no sooner breaks a man's heart than another comes along and bandages it up. The first step towards a woman s second trip to the matrimonial altar is her announcement that she will never marry again. If a man knows that other people are not an- bigger fools that he is he knows all about human nature that is worth knowing. On his wedding day the average man thinks he is getting a peach, but In after years he may discover that he plucked a lemon. KANSAS COMMENT THE TRICKY BOY. When I waa a hnv amine- to school there was a kid in mv class we all called pretty smooth. He never studied much, but he always managed to copy enough from the studious girl who tat in front of him to pass his examina tions. He whispered as much as any body else and did as much devilment. but he was so smooth he seldom got caught. As he grew older his crooked ness increased and he was able to get along with less work than any of the other fellows. He always claimed tne world owed him a living and he was going to get it. He collected that liv ing for a long time with not much physical effort. But he finally got too fast, as he thought, for the company of his little community and got into a higher class. In two months ne was in the penitentiary. He came out with out a reputation, a friend or a trade to work at to make a living. He is again in trouble. The moral of my smooth friend's tale is that it doesn't pay to try to get too smooth. It doesn't pay to start to stealing your examinations, to be as ornery as you can be without getting caught, to try to get through life without work. Most of the dull fellows In that little class of ours are now men of money, reputation and In fluence. The smooth kid is an outcast, a jailbird, a wanderer on the face of the earth. Don't spend your time practic ing to become a smooth guy. The Vil lage Deacon In the Osborne Farmer. SELAH! Woe Is he who sroeth among his brethren with a paper to get funds for some public movement, for his days are full of humiliation ana trouDie; jra, his cup of sorrow runneth over, and he spitteth upon the ground and smlteth himself for being a Jackass. At first he starteth out with overflowing spirits and a feeling that he appeareth as a Good Samaritan. And then he meeteth up with the man who poundeth nimseii into a foam over personal grievances; he gieeteth the near man who clutcheth his pocketbook closely, and also the suspicious man who seeth ill in all things. Verily the thermometer of the Public Spirited Citizen goeth down into his boots. He findeth that nobody he talketh with will be benefited; that it Is somebody else that will reap the har vest. The Good Samaritan findeth nim Eelf under suspicion, and people asketh him what filthy lucre reverteth to him trnrtrt wnrlc . HIS SDinis iriawnrn. back Into a dark corner and his loins becometh flabby. He findeth that far from being a Good Samaritan ne Thief and desnoller of his brotner s Ua ahr nlfPth naCK into uuatui ity and appeareth not again. Sabetha Herald. a pmr.RT OTTTLOOK. rro, o-.or-nment renorts are better this year than ever before, thanks to anfnia hut thev require Ju dicious interpretation before the truth they contain Is yielded up. game stands at present, the outlook Is for dollars in the farmers' pockets, all .nnnacre tha railWflVS Can CSlTTY 11IC IVIlllQb ..-w - - .; no a rent more for a loaf or bread. New York Times. a ifvnnr ON MARK. Mark Twain is all in. He has reach ed the limit. If he has any friends they should take charge of him and keep him in doors. He was running around Lon don the other day dressed only in a bath robe, his purpose being to attract public notice.' Poor, old Imbecile he needs a guaruia". DEPENDS. The square deal principles are going to win in Kansas. Whether through the Republican party or not depends upon the Republican pariy. o" can. FROM OTHER PENS MUST OBEY THE LAW. M E. Ingalls, former president of the Big Four railroad, was regarded nnt mnnv vears ago as a "radical" among railway managers so far as kid Honiintrs with the public and fmnvnosa of utterance were concern ed Today he poses as the leading op timist in the transportation business, always ready with a kind word to cheer up his brethren who have been v,i nxorort hv thn swineing of the "big stick," regulative legislation and ominous mutterings of the public. Mr; Iniralls sustains his later-day .,,t,tinn in a. recent interview in which he remarks that the railroad huslnesa Is looking up, due in pari iu v, r ot that manaeers can now wake up in the morning and think of President Kooseven wiwiuui. ..iol.w.b Hvoncnsla or stage fright. It seems the Indianapolis speech of the nation's chief executive nas imu oimit,i7 effect unon the situation. Mr, t ii envn it la because the speech can be taken two ways, but he added significantly, "The railroads have got to obey the law and that will be good for them." The veteran railroader has evident ly hit the nail upon the head. Obe tenre tn the law Is the basis for all healthy social and business conditions and the railroads will find both profit and clear conscience in it. xney mui he eavinff a ntle of money through the operation of the law which prohibits rebates, and in these circumstances it is somewhat ungracious to raise a big fus over legislation which compels collection of passenger fares at the rate of two cents a mile. Possibly the observation of Ingalls will apply In raoe- ohevlne . this law may be srood for the railroads. It may bring inn-en e,i nrnflt due to increased trav ei ana without Question it will lead to' an Increase of public regard, a most valuable asset for railroad companies in the near future. ixs Angeies .ex- pres3. JAMESTOWN. Jamestown's troubles have a serious addition In a big fire, Dut tne recuper tivA anirit instinctive in our big en terni-ises will noon remedy the loss caused thereby. Baltimore American, HURRY! Burbank. California's wizard, has nerfeted the sDlneless cacti. How about getting busy on the stingless mosquito? New York Herald. o MEANT SOMETHING THEN. It seems odd nowadays that years ago D. B. Hill's "I am a Democrat" was thought a sufficiently clear and specific designation. Milwaukee Sen tlnel. RESTRAINT OF NOISE. Let us hope that the administration will not touch off the powder trust before the glorious Fourth St. Louis Republic. QUEST OF THE TITLE. People may laugh at the Oxford woman who married the bogus ear?, but It is a question If she was any more foolish than Anna Gould, who married the French count. Philadel iphla Ledger. , TASTE FOR LITERATURE. The goat a learned soul is he! He takes a tome upon his knee. And be it ever so profound, In rarest lore though It abound. Expounded by some ancient sage Yet he'll devour it page by page With careless mien and free. Were I a goat 'twould make me gloat In glee! For as the matter stands with me, I delve In books unceasingly; Yet some I read of vast portent And never know Just what they meant. I fear (with sorrow be it said) My stomach's stronger than my head A dreadful way to be! That's why I'd gloat, were I a goat. You see. The goat a cultured taste has he, And catholic as It can be. Through libraries he'll browse with zest And finA nn wnrks he can't dicest- Though nowadays there's stuff that's writ would give a goat a cougmng lit. Or so it seems to me. iiut, ah! the goat a husky throat Has he. With clever perspicacity ve learned a tnins tnat startiea me. Since I myself has writ a book scan reviews with anxious look And all the papers that I read Have hired a goat to do the deed Tls true as true can De. And much I ve wrote has smote a goat Or stuck, I fear, within his throat. Ah, me! Burges Johnson in Harper's. The Lover of Loneliness. I saw her sitting on the curb the other day. She wore roller skates, but her feet were still, in her eyes were the quiet lights of Dreamland. The other children were flying down the block. They brought up at the corner, one by one, with dizzy whirls the kind of whirls that make the very much grown-up person gasp a little in sheer amazement. The other children laughed and screamed and chased each other. But she, the One Who Likes to Be Alone, had slipped apart and . sat, chin in hand, gazing steadily into a far country. "Ah, I said, "be careful, little girl! That Is a magic country. It will steal your heart away. It will seal your lips. It will deafen your ears to other voices than its own. Run away now and play. For if you stay and look long on the bright glories of that land, you will find some day a dim veil be tween your stretched-out hands and all the tender, warm and living hands about you; a great gulf fixed between your heart and other hearts. Your feet will somehow lose the dear old com mon path of earth." Why It is so ? I do not know. I only know that sometimes this may be. I know that I reach out my hands for life, and find them filled with shadows. try to walk upon the earth, and touch only trailing wreaths of mist, Looking that day at the frail beauty of that child face, I saw other faces clustering, hovering there, like cloudy cherubs round a Madonna. When she poke to me, other voices sifted In their words between. "So flee, little girl, while you may! Lock the gates that guard the roads to Dreamland and throw the key out among the stars. And yet her eyes were very happy. What if she should lose the key, and then In after years, longing for the only land in which her soul Is not an alien, should bruise those hands and fall at last exhausted before the great barred doors? And then, 'tis not so sad a thing as It may seem to love the lone liness. For in that country, whose last and inmost gate one must enter with no louder sound than the pulse of one's breathing and the spring of one's own blood along its highways, or perchance the faintest rustling of word-embroidered leaves In that far country, as I say, are visions brighter than faces of much-loved children There are tender thoughts sweeter than caresses. There are alluring shapes of wonder and of grace and Joy. There are radiant, immortal words that wing the soul and send it leaping through fine, high realms of thought and ecstasy. There is forgetfulness of sorrow, solace for a weary heart, the rarest comfort and companionship at will. And so God only knows! Henrl- ette Samuels in the Los Angeles Times. Sherlock Again. Sherlock Holmes languidly drained the bubbling, hissing prussic acid his last, most deadly habit. "My dear Watson," he murmured, "my tie is crooked." His friend started, as he knew he would. "Now, Holmes," said his friend, "how can you be aware of that? You haven't put your hand to your tie for the last two hours, and there isn t mirror anywhere in sight. You claim to have no supernatural gifts In what way, then, can you possibly know that your tie is crooked? "That man over there," said Sher lock Holmes calmly, "looked at my tie a moment ago, and then straightened his own with both hands." "Wonderful!" cried his friend. "Amazing! Only Holmes, your tie Isn't crooked." QUAKER REFLECTIONS. (From the Philadelphia Record.) All's fair in love and marriage. Some men are not nearly so pol ished as their shoes would Indicate It's many a fellow's ambition to bor row enough to pay nis debts. Just because a fellow runs an auto mobile it doesn't signify that he is in bad odor. No, Maude, dear; you cant always tell a sausage manufacturer from the links in his cuffs. "You are suffering from fatty de generation of the pocketbook," ob served the doctor, in a playful mood. "Well I dare say I can trust you to remove that," replied the rich pa tient, primly. WIgg "Bjones boasts that he hasn't a lazy bone in his body." Wagg "I guess that's right. Instead of eating predigested breakfast food he positively Insists upon digesting his own." Borrowell Hello! Sklnnum. Found a house to suit you yet?" Sklnnum "No! I'm looking for a flat now." Borrowell "Well, I Just passed Easy mark on the street. If you hurry you may overtake him." "This hurts me more than It does you," remarked the fond parent, as he paused In the act of chastising his firstborn. "I'm willing to change places if you are," replied the young hopeful, with magnanimity. REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR. (From the New York Press.) A useful thing about going to col lege is that some day you will learn how much you didn't learn there. One of the surest ways to have a girl think you are trying to flirt with her is to ride in the same street car with her. The reason a woman has such a good time away visiting Is how she can worry over whether everybody is all right at home. If the average man had a million dollars it would be just liis luck to be In the middle of a desert where he couldn't use It, THE EVENING STORY His Glorious Fourth. By Nellie Cravey Glllmore.1 The runabout cava vent t n a ftnirres- sion of despairing gasps, whined faintly o.uu mm to a laitenng standstill. Aldrlch surveyed the darkening sky with uneasy eyes, transferring them tentatively to the unsuspecting pink profile Just above his left shoulder. Iolly glanced up, Interrogating his sudden silence, and encountered a de cidedly anxious glance in return. "Well, what is it?" she asked, trying hard to make her tone sound common place. "I hate like the mischief to tell you. Miss Templeton, but as near as I can figure, we are about nine miles from human habitation and the gasoline tank " He paused dramatically. "Oh, Jimmy!" Dolly threw out her hands In a sec ond of hysterical abandon; then she laugnea in a little way that seemed to cover up a sob. I have often walked 12." she an nounced presently in a highly cheerful voice, notwithstanding that the color had deserted her cheeks. "But it is almost 7 o'clock, and I am afraid " "Oh, it will be quite midnight before we can make it, I suppose," she broke in with a shrug, "but as It Is our only alternative, I really don't see the sense of sitting here, arguing." Aldrich smiled and nodded. Fasten ing the brake, he sprang to the ground and going over to the other side, helped uoiiy to aught. For an instant they stood in the mid dle of the road facing each other. "But what is to become of the ma chine?" she asked. Aldrich dived into his pocket and brought forth a notebook and pencil. "i ll tag it, that's all," he laughed, "trusting to the fates that It It will not fall into hands piratical." He scribbled a line across one of the blanks and fastened it to the forward cushion. Forty minutes of steady walking brought them a mile nearer home. With an unconcealed sign of weariness, Dolly flung herself down on a prostrate log, and Aldrich slipped into a seat beside her. His face Indexed a variety of emo tions. Hope that had hitherto buoyed him above every difficulty shriveled within him. She would never forgive this. "Dolly," he began appeallngly. "Hea ven knows I'd rather have lost my right hand than " She interrupted him with a little im patient gesture. "Jimmy, please spare me. its paa enough in all reason, but let us not add tragedy to a situation which is al ready melodramatic m the extreme. Aldrich subsided under the snub, contemplating the toes of his boots in gloomy silence. Some minutes passed. The darkness yielded gradually to a splendor of gold light, flung down from a cloudless sky by thousands of stars, and everywhere through the misty yellow, innumerable dogwood blossoms shone solemnly like white crosses. Suddenlv Dolly started up and walked off down the road again, the other following gloomily. Miss Templeton," he began after a silence, "do you know why I asked you to come out with me this after noon?" She did not reply at once. The tone, more than the words, caused the blood to scorch her cheeks for an Instant. "Why," she returned arter a nttie, "to celebrate our independence, of course just as every one else is doT lng." She gave him an inscrutable lit tle glance from tne tan or ner eye. "I wanted to ask you a question," he announced srravelv. "Please " she began, walking faster "Couldn't we discuss "Don't distress yourself," he mter bitterlv. "three times Is," he looked at her resentfully, "quite suf Anient to hnw a fellow how many dif ferent sorts of a fool he can make of himself. It is solely in the Interest of friendship, I wish to speak now. Dolly frankly admitted to herself that friendship was even less Interest ing than the other thing. She bit her lip as she demanded petulantly: "Well, what Is your question?" "The other day," he replied quickly, "I heard that you were going to be married, that you were going to marry a poor man after all. Also that you had made the statement with your own lips. Is it true?" The last words were uttered hoarsely, almost as a charge. Dolly's white lids flickered as she looked up Into his eyes. "It is quite true," she answered un hesitatingly, the crimson pouring all over her face. - Aldrich stopped short and faced her, compelling her glance to meet his In a suddenly masterful manner. "Why?" he demanded passionately. Dolly shrank away from him; his ve hemence half frightened her. "Because," she said proudly, "I love him." Aldrich was silent for a moment, but his silence was more tense than words. He came close to her, so close that his hot breath stirred the hair about her temples. "Once you refused me," he broke out savagely, "twlce three times! And I was a poor man." Dolly flared up. "Your Inference is more than flatter ing!" she remarked, her eyes snapping. "Your love would have been my strongest Incentive toward success," he went on. Ignoring ner comment alto gether. "I never intended that you ahnnld share a life of poverty. 1 had meant to work night and day, day and night to give you everything that other women have." She looked at him curiously, ana a warm lisrht sprang to her eyes; but sne said nothing, and for several minutes they walked on In silence. "I did not refuse you because you were poor, sne ooserveu iticbchciji. "and even had I do.ie so, It would nave been more for your own sake than mine, Jimmv. One's Ideas, however, become revolutionized sometimes," she added in a lower tone. Suddenly, less than a quarter of a mile away, a thin streak of light shot Sky ward; then another and another, till the clouds were lurid with sparks and opal escent shafts of fire. The indistinct music of a band mingled vaguely with distant shouts of laughter, interpersed with fusillades of cannon crackers. Dollv grabbed Aldrlch's arm and pulled him to an abrupt standstill. "Jimmv. the picnic!" Dolly almost collapsed with joy. Al drich breathed a mixture of relief and annoyance. "It looks that way," he said. He studied her a second with grave brows. "You tired of my com pany even sooner than I thought you would." he muttered, jealously. Dolly made no reply, but stooped care lessly and broke a spray oi goiaen roo, nodding by the roadside, and com menced to strip off the blossoms with a little preoccupied air. Aldrich appeared to be pondering something; his next .words came precip- ftntelvr "I didn't tell you of my good luck, did ir- ja. asked. 'tmo" she said. Somebody In his manner caused her heart to sink un flcrount&blv. He turned to look Into her eyes as he pursued with what unconcern he could muster. "I'm going away. I've at last receiv ed that appointment, and it is now onl a question of time before I shall begin to climb rapidly. Besides, It's best all round, I think." "Going away!" Dolly stopped stock stilt. Her Hps framed the words dully; the color fled from her cheeks and the whole world looked drab. "When?" she continued after a pause, her face turned away. "The sooner the better. Right off tomorrow perhaps." Jimmy. He started and looked at her with eager eyes, the blood pulsing swiftly all through his veins. "Don't go," she said, her voice chok ing In a little swift sob. He placed himself in front of her and his hands on her shoulders. "But you are going to be married," he insisted, "and it is no place for me. I I couldn't endure It." "But It is the only place for you. I want you to be there at my wedding. If you refuse, I shall not get married at all, so there." Aldrich caught her hands and held them In a determined grip. The wild hope that throbbed suddenly In his heart made him for the moment almost rough. "You can't play with me a mo ment longer, he breathed turbulently. "who Is this man?" "The man I love." "Who is he?" he repeated savagely. "Don't! He Is hurting my hands terribly, and " "Well?" A1 "Perhaps he doesn't know yet that I've accepted him. He has only asked me three times, and the last time I refused him. I " "Dolly, will you marry me?" A flash of the old coquetry domina ted her eyes . for the second. "But it Is Independence day, Jimmy. If you should ask me tomorrow, maybe " . . , "I shall never ask you again. This is your last chance. We are almost at the picnic grounds. And now I happen to recall that there is a little church around the corner, from here. Shall we go to the picnic and celebrate or to the church?" Dolly turned suddenly ana neiu out both hands. "To the 'church," she said aoftly, I am tired of 'Independence' anyway." (Copyrighted, 1907, by Mary McKeon.) "Don't you think that doctor comes oft ener than he needs to?" "How should I know what his needs axe?" Life. She (gushingly) Don't you love all the fresh, green young things? He (Judicially Yes, if they aln t hu man." Baltimore American. A lady in a neighboring city went to call on a rriena. ine ooor "w" ,.-... mnA who an id : "Yes. Mrs. Oil bert's to home, but she's a-laying down Shall I raise ner : narper b ua. 'T Unvoril tlniTV?" 't he a(inffv7 Whv that man won't even buy a calendar for fear he may not live the year out to use it up." Life. First passenger (on the "L ) We ought to agitate for better service. Second Passenger Oh, no. Why not leave the matter to those in whose hands Providence has placed the transit facil ities of the country? Puck. Bleeker You look worried, old man. Meeker I have cause to worry. Bleeker What's the trouble? Meeker My wife says that if I don t ac company her to the seashore this summer she'U stay at home." Chicago News. - Guest (to lonesome looking man In the corner) Awf ly stupid affair, don t you think?" "No doubt of It." ... "No man would ever dream of giving a mlxed-up thing of this sort." "That's what I told my wife. "Have I met your wife?' 'Very llke'v. Bne s tne woman man .Mna- the "party." Cleveland Plain- saving Dealer. GLOBE SIGHTS. (From the Atchison Globe.) You needn't take any palne to give the devil his due; he'll get It. A B-ood many people make promises to lecturers arid candidates that they never keep. Hit John Barleycorn every time you get a chance. Even behaving his Dest, he is meditating mischief. We have noticed that when a wo man hears that another woman was never In love, she says, "Bah." Th new neighbors next door al- wava turn out better than their fur niture looks when it arrives on a wag on. When an agent calls to collect, he Is not near as polite as he was when he called to coax you into signing the contract. The Lancaster Literary society will next Saturday night settle the question "Can a shiftless person help being shiftless ?" When a. man kills himself for a woman he gets lots of sympathy, but when a woman kills herself for a man she is laughed at. How much uaeless talk we indulre in. Keep track of yourseir some aay, and note how much time you waste df some day, e you waste most plums porter is the and tells all in talking foolishness. The pudding with the in it for a newspaper reporter man who hates his kin a he knows about them. Judging by what happens afterwar ns afterwar there must be a lot of bad luck omens attending every wedding which are not noticed at the time. If a man borrows your lawn mower, and falls to return It, don't become discouraged, and let your grass be come ragged; borrow another lawn mower and go to work. It Is going to be hard when a wo man gets to heaven and finds herself flying around In a one-piece robe, with no cause for feeling in the back if her skirt and her waist are together. An unfortunate child Is one whose mother has a short memory: She doesn't remember when she refuses her children pleasures that only yes terday she was a child, and begged for them herself. A pretty and modest girl shocked this reporter recently, and this report er Is a tough old man. The girl wore a seemore waist, and, when she stop ped to play with a cat, the sight was tolerabld dreadful. Are these waists worn because they are comfortable, or because they shock the men? For seventeen years an Atchison woman has concealed the fact that he was related to the Bobgers. a par ticularly worthless family. Then one nc .d of the Atcnison woman s iamiij ui and the Bobgers. as kin, appeared A the funeral. It was too much for any ny s- Is one to bear and she has been pros trated ever since. An Atchison expert in flirting say; that when you take hold of a girl's hand, and she doesn't say anything, but gets that cold, steel gray look In her eyes, as if She had sick headache, you had better let loose and run. But If the girl grabs her hand away, and says: "Now, you stop!" the expert saya keep right on; It's all right. j HUMOR OF THE DAY : 'a Y 6