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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOTJBNAL--MONDAY EVENING, . JULY 8, 1907.
TOPEKA STATE JOURML By Prank p. mac lejwas. r Entered July 1. 1S7S, aa second-class maiier at the postoffice at Topeka, ksjl. me act or congreaa.J .. VOLUME XXXIV No. 164 Official Paper City of Tope lot. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Dally edition, delivered by carrier. M week to any part of Toa-ska. or suburbs, or at the same price In any Kan- iowo wnere toe paper nai wmcr yitem. mall, one year .......$?? ' three month.. - Saturday edition of nallv. one year.... 1-08 rii-T.P-pprnvira. guslness office.... .............B!5 JSJ gusine. office .............'Dz J2J Report' Room.... gfportera Room -Jn2--5 -nk P. MaeTnnan ...Ind. TOO PERMANENT HOME. Tora State Journal bunding TO Kansas avenue, comer of Elgntn. ..ew Tork office; Flatlron building. t wenry-thfrd street, corner Fifth avenue -nn uroadmr. I'nd Bloc IT. nnraI- , Chicago office: Hartford building. Pa"1 nock. tna naffer. PULL T.F".RTTr WTTf TT TtTT'OTlT OP THK ASSOCIATE! PRESS. The State Journal la- a member of the Awopfated Press and receives tne run ot teterraph renort of that (Treat news or ganization for the exchulve afternoon TIm newa 1 r-fvei1 tn The fttate Tottt- n1 building over wires for this aole pur pose. ; HOME NEWS WHILE AWAT. - Sntyarrrbws of the State .Journal Tray florins: the sommer may have I the paper mailed rejrnlarly each day : t any address at the rate or ten cents a week or thirty cents n month (hy malt only). Address chunked as often as desired. VMhi On of town the State Journal will lie to you lit daily letter from homo. . Advanc payment Is retmeatefi on these short time subscrlptlou. to save bookkeeping cxprise. Heard anything from .Nature Writer Long recently? - ' - . . Now perhaps It will be known - as the Wisconsin cyclone for awhile. This Is about the fight distance after the Fourth for the- deadly tetanus germ to get In his work. - Perhans one reason why Mark Twain is so familiar with royalties is because he gets his living from them. There was frost at Cleveland, Ohio, Tuesday night. Perhaps that is where the man lives who said there would be no summer this year. Also, it was only one short month ago that the wheat crop was ruined Now It is so big that the farmers can not get harvest hands enough to cut it Grant Hornaday is quoted as est! mating the cost of a direct primary to the candidate at $24,500. How would it do to make the race in an automo bile? - Tom Cor dry points out that If Okla homa sends a blind man to the United States senate, he can't be accused of winking at some or the things done there. . ; The mercury reached 94 degrees Sunday, but that, isn't, much over the mark established in the good old sum mer time last March, when It got up to. 92 in the shade. Dr. Snow's weather record at Law rence proclaims it the - wettest June for years. .It may have been, but the Beacon asserts that It seemed awfully dry In Wichita. If Japan really insists on boycotting American goods, we may be forced, by way of retaliation, to make not only our own Imported Japanese ware, but also manufacture it for other coun . tries. The people down in Texas who tried to reform the saloon and make it good can sympathize with the efforts of the statesmen over at The Hague who are trying to reform war so it won't hurt anybody. Now that John D. Rockefeller has been caught, Henry Allen suggests that he be turned over to Bandit Raisuli of Morocco. Mr. Raisuli would get that $29,000,000 fine out of him, all right. ; The Dallas News speaks of "the war In Texas between the farmer and the boll "weevil." We thought the boll weevil was licked long ago. He wouldn't last long If he tried to live in Kansas. It is to be hoped that there will be no more assaults on umpires on To peka ball grounds. Topeka thinks well of baseball now. and such extreme measures should not be taken to make the sport unpopular. When General Kurokl sailed for home he said he left our beautiful soil with regret. It's a wonder some of those Seattle real estate agents didn't sell him some of it before he left. At any rate, they made him sorry he didn't own It. The figures for the past six months show that under municipal ownership the city waterworks have been a tre mendous success. Yet some of these days somebody will advise abandoning them and turning the water contract Tver to a private corporation. Just as Borne people have been advising with reference to the lighting proposition. McClure's magazine has quit pub lishing Ellen Terry's autobiography because It has discovered that the autobiography is identical with some "Stray Memories' that the noted ac tress contributed to an English publi cation sixteen-- years 'ago. Still, It would seem that Miss Terry has had experiences In the last sixteen years that ought to be worth reading. The Republicans of South Carolina Will have one delegate In the Republi can, national convention for every 14$ Republican votes cast. The Repub licans of Kansas will have one dele- gate for every 10,500 votes cast. If Kansas were represented proportion ately with South Carolina It would have. 1,480 delegates to South Caro lina's 18. As It is, Kansas has only 20, MR. ROCKEFEIXEU'S TESTIMONY It is difficult, for the average lay man to see what Judge Landls learned from Mr. Rockefeller in the federal court in Chicago Saturday. The faots that Mr. Rockefeller testified to have long been matters of common report, although perhaps they-have never been offered in court before. About the only thing Mr. Rockefel ler was certain about was that he was president of the. Standard Oil com pany of New Jersey a purely honor ary positon, Mr. Rockefeller observed, parenthetically and he had not been active in the company for ten or twelve years. Other matters concern ing which the court sought know! edge, Mr. Rockefeller was either igno rant of or his recollection was hazy. It made little difference to the pub lice, however, as the public has never had any doubt as to the connection between the Standard Oil company of Indiana and the Standard OH com pany of New Jersey. : The public has also suspected in a, general way that the Standard is engaged in the re fining of oil, as testified . to by Mr. Rockefeller. -The public also Imagines that the Standard engages In a few side lines concerning, which Mr. Rockefeller said nothing. It is also a matter of general knowledge that the Standard .Oil company of New Jersey pays from 40 to 60 per cent dividends on its $100,000,000 or stock. - It would have been interesting, however, to have ascertained what dividends the Standard - Oil company of Indiana pays on its $l,t)00,000 of capital. -'- -" " DIFFERENf. The big row Congressman Murdock of this state kicked - up In . congress last winter over the huge cost of mail transportation is causing the post masters a lot of extra work. - Follow ing the order of the postmaster gen eral a month ago to weigh all mall has come a lot of Instructions m ae tall as to how the postmasters shall oroeeed to carry out the order that went into effect the first of this month, Every Dound of mail, of whatever class, must be carefully weighed for the next six months and the figures sent In to headquarters with the monthly reports. As carrier of the mall. Uncle Sam charges almost as high rates as the express companies. Recent tests show that It takes forty seven letters to weigh a pound, and for their transportation the govern ment gets two cents an ounce or nine ty-four cents a pound. Smith County Pioneer. . Let's see about that. Uncle Sam will charge two cents for carrying a letter across the street or across the Pacific ocean to Manila. He will bring it from New York to Kansas and carry it to a farmer living ten miles from a railroad, delivering it at the farmer's door, all for two cents. Suppose you sent a letter two thou sand miles by express, what would the express company charge? And would the express company deliver it free at farmer's door out on the prairie Not much. Uncle Sam will carry 47 letters to different addresses, scattered all over the country for 94 cents. The ex press companies would probably charge from ten to twenty dollars for the same service. Uncle Sam's charges lack a great deal of being almost as high as the rates of the express companies. THE PUBLICITY CURE. By direction of Mr. Harriman him self the Harriman roads will experi ment with the publicity cure for train wrecks. An authorized statement has been issued by the Union Pacific, say ing that "Mr. Harriman has issued orders that hereafter full reports shall be made public promptly and given to the press concerning all accidents occurring on the railroads of which he is the head." This is a good move and it Is to be hoped that Mr. Harrlman's railroads will also aid the press in making its own investigations as well as giving it tho official reports of the railroads' Investigations. When there Is a wreck public Interest demands accur ate facts as speedily as possible. It is the duty of newspaper reporters to as certain these facts at first hand and get them to the public In short order. Yet some railroads have In the past had a policy of keeping reporters from the facts. This policy, however, Is rapidly passing away, and many roads now let reporters work unhin dered, besides giving them all infor mation that the roads themselves possess. , . This new policy on the part of the Harriman roads follows a suggestion made in a public interview recently by Mr. J. Kruttschnitt, director of maintenance and operation of the (Jnion Pacific system, who said: "Personal responsibility for acci dents, whether officers or laborers, should be known to the public. We must bring about closer observance of the rules and greater respect for danger signals than we now get from our employes. This can be done by the widest publicity of accidents." "It is believed," says the official an nouncement of this policy, "that a policy consistently and regularly fol lowed by publishing complete ac counts of all accidents will result In giving the public a more exact idea of the actual causes, and so create a pub lic opinion that will enable railroads to enforce better discipline. "Reports of the interstate commis sion emphasize the necessity for this move. According to these reports, over 70 per cent. (317 out of 418) of the serious collisions on American railways In the past five years were due to the negligence of trainmen and enginemen. On lines protected by block signals, 94 per cent of the collisions are attributed to the neg ligence of the trainmen and signal op erators. "As a further step In the direction of securing public co-operation in fix ing real causes of accidents, the Un- Ion Pacific railroad, which has here tofore rigidly investigated all acci dents on its line by a board of inquiry of its own officers and employes, has decided, as an experiment, to invite outsiders of local reputation and standing to be present and to partici pate in the hearings of the company's board, and to Join in its findings, either through assent or dissent there at. The company expects, through this" means, to have the public realize Its sincerity In seeking to ascertain the exact cause of the trouble, regard less of the responsibility." JOURNAL ENTRIES This department trusts Secretary Coburn realizes what a terrible thing. ne nas done. Now that he has driven the cyclone out of Kansas where we are used to Its playful moods it has Invaded Mr. Coburn's native state, Wisconsin, and killed twenty-one peo ple. You can't accuse a girl of carrying concealed arms as long as these elbow sieeves are in style. This is the time of year when most people appreciate a real game of rreeze out. w We note that Sir Harry MacLean commander-in-chief of the Moorish army, has been captured by the Ban dlt Raisuli. In other words, Sir Harry nas oeen Douna in Morocco. This department . rises to protest against likening Harry Orchard to An anias. . :The only ' thing ' Ananias did was to lie about his property - state ment - JAYHA WKER JOTS Now that Emporia is 60 years old, Isn't it time that she was settling down and behaving, herself ? t El Dorado has the first billiard hall It has had in XI years. Where have the El Dorado loafers graduate from? The mayor of Oakley has offered $50 reward for evidence leading to the ar rest and conviction of any one violat ing tne prohibitory law at Oakley. The "piece" which the Seneca tri bune printed a year ago about the In dividual who wanders from Kansas, is on its second Journey around the cress of the state. It is so good that it wil doubtless continue to travel for. many years. . One of the recent graduates from Baker has chosen a Job In keeping with the graduates' usual desiva to reform the world. He nas gone to New jer sey to organize the Prohibition party. The Hutchinson News convicts Lieu tenant Governor Fitzgerald of being a machine man. It points out that he 's running a header these da vs. The catching of gophers for the boun ty has developed into a regular busi ness in Marshall county. During the four months from March to Juno, in clusive. 12.385 scalps were paid for by the county clerk at ten.. cents eacc More than half of these came In dur ing June, yet on July 1 nearly 3,000 more were braught in by two men. A Mankato girl was offered a canary bird which she accepted with delight, bought a cage, and has been lending the bird carefully, but can't understand whv it don't sing. She hasn't found out yet that It is an English sparrow. A Mankato boy, according to the Monitor, always, puts his. pipe, lighted or unlighted, into his pocket , when he meets a certain girl. - EmDoria Gazette: A swarm of spar- rnnn has been living in the trees back of George -Mathewson's place on Wal nut street, and yesterday morning George found 132 dead sparrows on the ground under the trees, while he could see only two which were alive in the branches above. The birds had evi dently tried to fly when the heavy rain came Saturday night, and the wind beat them to the ground and then the rain drowned them. Billy Morgan tells this, so it must be so: When great men come 10 ivanenn they frequently find the general avtr bitb of Intellectual size so high they are shocked because they fail to make the Impression which tney ao else where. Not so with Secretary "laft, who is strictly our kind of A man.' On the train from Ottawa after his Chau tounitn mipprli. the secretary leaned back, evidently wearied with the hard hot afternoon's work. He had b-.en cheered and saluted, addressed as Mr. Secretary and "Our Next President," and United States senators hai scur ried around to do him honor. Surely as he closed his eyes to reflect, perhaps to nap, the crowd around him w.iulu give respectful silence irom enaiwi hubbub. Some did. But as the secre tary of war's head Inclined forward ri a doze, one of his Just-met Kansas ac quaintances reached across the alK.e, ihia KPcretarv In tho ribs, and said: "Say. Bill, see the wheat out that window?" The official attendants of the party were shocked and humiliated, but the next president just sv mm. cordial smile which always cones on, and said: "Fine." POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago News. rrtv unmarried women have opti mistic views of wedded bliss. VnnA for thought is often responsi ble for intellectual dyspepsia. -Nreiiraleia. and rheumatism come under the head of sharpshooters. When the unexpected happens the "I told you so" chap Is in his glory. Hard luck never misses an oppor tunity to take a fall out of a sort snap.. Don't be stingy with kind words: they are worth a lot more than they cost. ChaxlUiblo people never look on an undeserved epitaph as a grave mis take. A wise man accepts all the advice that is offered him Dut ne aoesn i use it in his business. x woman's Idea of economy is to buv a 5-cent loaf of bread Instead of a dollar sack of flour. When a man calls his wife "hon ey the explanation is iiial il iceps him as busy as a Dee supplying ner wants. REfcXECTIO-XS OF A BACHELOR. From the New York Press. A elrl learns to swim so that some fellow can teach her. A woman's age depends entirely up on whether her children look it. . When you hear a woman admitting there are any such thing as- freckles It's a sign she hasn t any. When a man brags about having a dry cellar it's more likely to mean bottled .stuff than water. If a man is makirur money he is willing to advertise it to everybody ex cept the tax collector and his poor relations. KANSAS COMMENT YOUNG DAN A VTWnwv It happens that this reporter is well acquainted with ..-... t A,wnn-., of Leavenworth, the new congressman from this district. "We have long ad .11 the man- and sincerely hope he will make a success in congress. We nope ne Will eet awav from th old ways of politicians which people do not nn.tr. .a. macnine consisting of the confidence and good will of the people is more powerful than a "machine" consisting of the usual officeholders and omceseekers. xcung Dan Anthony was elected without opposition, a fact which should make - him feel particularly kindly toward the people of this district. He is young, and has a good "figure;" a figure that will attract attention In congress, since he is more than six feet tall. He oomes of a good family, anu nas a gooa record. He lives in a nice home in a fine town, and" has many good friends, as well as good wn. iirciMore, wnat is to hinder this iortunate young man from doing some thing for the people? Why should he not refuse to adopt the old and objec tionable methods of politicians, and strike out for; better things in public arrairs.' Young Dan's father was a striking puonc speaker, and a man of force. Young Dan may- become such a man. Why should he not follow the examo'e of LaFollettc? We are all tired of the old ways in politics. Young Dan An thony is Just about to begin, and we Mncerely hope he will begin right. Atcnison tiioDe. THE "GOOD FELLOW" GIRL The lesson . to alI".young girls In. the story of Miss Loving of Virginia " is to cease being ; 'giddy. Miss Loving wanted to be a "good, fellow." . The "good fellow"; girl, who takes a little drink, and does daring, things, because she thinks it's original and smart; very frequently . breaks the hearts of hsr friends. rind rules- her o-.vn life And her purposes wcro -pArfectJy hn ccei.t when she started out. The old-fashioned girl, who does things m the sweet and mod est fashion taught her by a good moth-! er, who abhors drink and who "uns all things that -are Inclined to be "fast is the real blessing Of the period. The girl who likes :to ne, a "good Xeilow may seem to thrive and interest for a period,, but she u always be left out in the cold by the same leuows wno en courage her to be a - "good Indian' when-these fellows get to looking for a wife. Wichita Beacon. ' AN EDITOR'S TROUBLES. Everybody . has his troubles, even the editor of a newspaper. A reporter was sent out lately to get the news of a party. The hostess-would not ten the reporter about it, saying she pre ferred to have her friend, Miss bo ana So, write the piece. This was on Tues day. The Signal went to press Wed nesday night, and Miss So-and-So brought the story in Thursday morn ing, after the papers were all in the postoffice. Later in the day the hostess called at the Signal office and abused the editor like a pickpocket for not printing an account of her party! If the hostess had allowed the reporter to handle the story, her party would have been taken care of promptly ana nrooerlv. for the reporter is onto her Job, while Miss So-and-So can't write for sour apples. ,We strive to please, but trying to please" everybody is war, and you know Sherman's-definition of warw-Holton signal. . SEMIARINE. -' The arrest of Mr. Harriman for get ting in the track of a boat race a few days ago would Indicate that a man may spend his life In the semi-marine occupation of watering - stocks and bonds and yet not know what to do on the ocean. Wichita Beacon. i FROM OTHER PENS MORALITY IN POLITICS. Senator Piatt accuses President Roosevelt of "having discovered the Ten Commandments. ine pudhc may think it was about time. Was It not In the rising tide of the Piatt re gime that Ingalls declared "the deca logue and the golden rule have no place In politics" ? ..- A man who brings a little common ' morality Into our system of government seems to be ap preciated. Pittsburg Dispatch. THE THIRD PARTY. Though a millionaire, the new sena- or from Wisconsin, to succeed Spoon- er, is a close friend of La Follette. So there will now be three parties in the senate the Republican, the Demo cratic and the senators from Wiscon sin. Ohio State Journal. . EDUCATION "by" POST CARD. There's a lot of folly about this mat ter of postal cards, but its good is more than compensating. The picture postal is an educator not to be consid ered lightly. It is often a work of art, and this, added to its authenticity, Im proves the receiver's taste as well as his geography. Cleveland Leader. CRUEL JOY. "Dentists Hurt , Dentists," says a newspaper headline. Good! Glad to know that somebody can get even with a dentist. It's like setting- a thief to catch a thief In this case. Colorado Springs Gazette. ALSO TO MILLIONAIRES. Now that Edna May and Mabelle Gilman have retired from the stage and married there is more room at the top for some other chorus girl to climb the ladder of fame and fortune. Colorado Springs Gazette. CAUSE OF EARTHQUAKES. Roosevelt. Foraker, Hughes, Hearst, Bryan and Bingham are all active, with Taft moving around between times. And yet we wonder at seismic disturbances. Brooklyn Eagle. THE TIME IS AT HAND. But whether revision Is to come a year sooner or a year later, the fact Is clear that the country is beginning to think the time is near at hand for ov erhauling the tariff of 1897. New York Tribune. QUALIFIED FOR THE JOB. With Mr. Carnegie combining the character of American citizen, Scotch laird and chevalier of the French Le gion of Honor, It Is small wonder that he feels cosmopolitan enough to un dertake the role of making peace for the world. Pittsburg Dispatch. WOULD HAVE A BIG MEAL. Secretary Taft is alleged to have de clared his willingness to eat his hat if the Panama canal Is not finished with in eight years. Mr. Taft doesn't wear a small hat, either. Chicago Record Herald. WHAT'S THE ANSWER. - The blood of the patriot has ever watered the tree of liberty, and its golden fruit of equality and justice has npeneu wnn glorious perfume through ages of falsehood and tyranny. Balti more American. THE BIGGEST FISH. , Yew never heerd me tell . , About thet monster? Well! He was the. biggest one - J,vr seen, I awun! hen I describe his size I can't believe my eyes; An' I don't 'spect thet yew Ivind skurcly b'lieve It. tew. Down Lizzard Crick one day I fished an' flBhed away. An' here I wanter state I had the proper bait, . An' ev'rything wuz clear, My head an' hands an' gear, n. When I felt, nigh the bank, A mos' tremenjus yank. My cork went aout o" sight. My pole bent double, quite; The crick she b'iled an b'iled, An" got all rough an' riled. I straightened like a bull. An' fetched a mighty pull, An' would yew b'lieve it? Say, He well, he got away! N. Y. Sun. ' An Odd Advertisement. "Nothing succeeds like perseverance,' said Mark Twain at a dinner. "When the luck seems most against us, then we should work and hope hardest of all. In moments of discouragement let us re member my old friend Henry Plumley or Virginia city. "Henry Plumley ran a collar factory. limes were reputed to be hard with him. When his factory, which was very heav ily insured, burned down, there was ev ery indication that he had set the place on fire himself, in order to get the in surance money. Virginia City was the soul or honor in those days. Shocked beyond words, it rose en masse, seized Henry Plumley, put a halter round his neck, ana lynched him. iui iib uia not aie. ine snentr ar rived and cut him down in time. He was tried and found guilty, and he servea a term in jail. on his release you wouldn't have thought that he'd return to Virginia saiu, en: iie did, though. He came back, reopened his collar factorv. and prospered. What gave him his start -nra advertisement with which he announced nis return to ousiness among, us. Pre ceded by a brass ba nd. Hpnrv in a great gilt chariot, burst upon ourstreets. He sat on a kind of golden throne, and he held on a crimson cushion In his lap an old, old collar. Above the collar on a crimson banner waved this inscription in i.uc leiLtrra or goia: xnis is the collar we wo when wa were lyncnea. it saved our life. Be i. lse in time and use no other- At nil retailers, 10 cents apiece, 3 for a quar- He Was Too Sure. Herbert Parsons, n resident nt the New York countv Remiblicnn com mittee, was talkinar in Albanv nc-nlmt aen connaence m politics. xo win. he said, a man should never be sure of winning. Confidence ana coasting, to my mlnd always im ply defeat. I'll tell you a story. a man came shooting from a Drlghtly-llghted window one nie-ht. and landed with a crash on the side walk. 'It's all right,' he said to the crowd that had gathered, as he stiffly rose, -mars my club, the Eiehth pre cinct. I'm a Smith man, and there's ten Jones men in there. I'm going pack to tnem. you stay here and count them as they come out of that window. "He limped back into the club, mere was a great uproar. Then a figure crashed through the window. and struck the sidewalk with a grunt That s one,' said the crowd. " "No," said the figure, rising. 'Don't start counting yet. - It's me again.' " Strictly Speaking. A bailiff, having long tried In vain to arrest a Quaker, at least resolved to adopt 'the diseuise of a Quaker him self and" so get access to the Interior of the house. He knocked accordingly at the door, Inquiring if Friend Aminadab was at home and if he could see him. The housekeeper said: "Walk In, friend, and he shall see thee." The bailiff delighted to have got this success, was directed to wait, but after waiting an hour he became impatient, rang the bell, and said to the servant: "Thou promised me I should see Friend Aminadab," "No, friend." answered she. "I promised he should see thee. He hath seen thee, but he doth not like thee." Tit-Bits. Worked Both ways. Percy, kept from school by a cold, got so noisy in his play that his moth er, suffering with a headache, suggest ed in despair that he play at being a little deaf-and-dumb boy. The idea struck him favorably, but the new plav was noisier than the old. "I should think," - ventured his mother, "that a little deaf-and-dumb boy would not make any noise." "Oh, but he would!" said Percy. "You see, he couldn't hear it." His mother sighed. "Dear mother!" his voice broke in on her musings presently, "if the noise bothers you. why don't you play at being a little deaf-and-dumb boy yourself ?" Browning's Magazine. Well Countered. "Senator Beveridge," said a young physician, "addressed the class I was graduated from on our commencement day. He advised us in this address to be broad and generous in our views. "He said he once saw two famous physicians introduced at a reception. They were deservedly famous, but they were of opposing schools; and the regu lar, as he shook the other by the hand, said loudly: " 'I am glad to meet you as a gentle man, sir, though I can't admit that you are a physician.' " 'And I,' said the homeopathlst, smil ing faintly, 'am glad to meet you as a physician, though I can't admit you are a gentleman.' " If One Only Could. A group of New York brokers were talking about John W. Gates' rooms in the New Plaza hotel, rooms for which he pays $46,000 a year. "Well," said an elderly bachelor, "If Mr. Gates' business had all been con ducted with women, as so much of mine is, he wouldn't be living In such rooms as those. "Mr. Gates was discussing women's Ideas about business the other night. He said a woman whom he knew once mailed her broker this note: " 'Please buy for my account 1,000 shares of P. D. & Q. at 75. Sell at 100, and be sure to send me the profits by noon tomorrow, as I am going out of town.' " " A Sure Cure. - j F. Marion Crawford, at a dinner In New York, attacked spiritualism. "In principle- it may be true." Mr. Craw ford said, "but ' spiritualism as it is practiced today Is a thing to beware of. I know a man whose wife suddenly developed a great interest in spiritual-( ism. She attended seance after seance at the house of a handsome medium with dark, thick hair and smoldering eyes. "Her husband cured her, though. He took to accompanying her to the medi um's, and at every seance he got the most , passionate and . tender .. messages from his first wife.'' THE EVENING STORY Following Rigger's Example. - By James Rellly. - Temple slipped off his coat and threw it beside the camera case with a "Watch It" to the white bulldog that sat grave ly at the foot of the tree. Bigger exhibited his teeth in a smile intended to be pleasant and stretched himself out beside the case on the soft mat of pine needles. The walk to the falls had not tired him, but he was well content to lie on the fragrant car pet and doze and dream of cats on fences that were always low enough to bring the feline prey within his reach and of a succession of canine battles In which he was always the victor. At heart Bigger was a child of peace. It was only in his dreams that his visions were tinged with blood.' Here and there through the woods a locust shrilled and the air was vibrant with the song birds and the soft hum of Insect life. Dick Temple had picked out a clump of pines in which to make his camp, and through the leafy aisle's I trigger could command a view of the deeper woods beyond and the little river mat wound its way through the forest, marking, with a tint of more vivid green the undergrowth along its banks. Down the wind came the faint roar of falling waters where the stream plunged forty feet over the black stones, to dance In very Joy at the foot of the falls before taking up Its course to the river beyond. Temple had long ago exhausted the photographic possibilities of the falls and departed in the direction of down stream, but the footfalls that roused Bigger from a dream of conquest came from the other way, and Bigger looked up Just as the sunlight glinted upon the golden hair and the scarlet coat of a slender girl who. under other circum stances, would have excited Rigger's entire approval. From the crown of the golden head, to the tip of the dainty russet shoe, she was a patrician: one of Blgger's very own sort. If there were bench shows for humans surely she must be possessed of as many blue ribbons as there were In his own particular cabinet at home. This being the case it seemed strange to Bigger that she should share in com mon with the tramplsh characters a de sire for his master's property, and he emitted a low growl of polite warning. The girl came steadily forward un til she was almost within reach of those powerful Jaws, then she paused. You are a very baa aog, - she scolded gently. "It is very dear of you to keep guard over those things, but. don t you know, they are not yours to guard. Bigger made vigorous dissent to this, sentiment but the girl went on. You see," she explained, "Reggy wants inose extra piaies ueiure ine light gets away. I am afraid you are not going to let me have them." She moved easily toward the case. talking in the same steady voice, and her hand was already upon the hold ers when Blgger's teeth set firmly In her skirt. Had It been a tramp Bigger would have sprung at his throat, but he knew that there was some mistake and he sought only to hold the girl until his master should have come up to accept her explanations. The girl regarded him hopelessly. "You're a bad, wicked dog, she scolded, "to make so much trouble. When- Reg comes I- shall - have him whip you. and he will come. He is too anxious to wait long for me. Please let me go. She made a movement to disengage herself, but Bigger growled again, and this time there was a deeper note that warned her that resistance would be met with greater force. She sank helplessly- back upon the springy. odorous carpet of nature and settled herself more comfortably, "I shall have to wait for Reggie," she said, "and he'll be really angry at you if you spoil his chance of getting that view. He's going back to town tomorrow and he will not have an other opportunity, Bigger preserved a discreet silence. He was too gallant to argue a point with a woman. As long as she re mained quiet he had nothing to say. For half an hour she sat there in si lence broken only by the chatter of the squirrels and the hum of the sum mer noises, then there was a crash ing sound in the underbrush and Big ger picked up his ears while the girl aroused herself to listen. "Here I am, Reggie," she called. Under the pines by your camera. there's a horrid dog here and he won't let me go." A loud, clear whistle sounded, but Bigger only growled a protest against obedience and clung to his captive. A moment later Temple burst through the alders that fringed the stream. The girl's face turned crimson. 'If this is your dog." she said with dignity, "will you kindly call him off. He has kept me a prisoner here for al most an hour and my brother Is wait ing for these plates." Possibly the dog appreciates the fact that I should need them myself," he said with a laugh and a sign to Bigger, who released his prisoner and stalked across the Temple. "You see," he went on, "they happen to be my plates." He knelt on the ground to shift the used holders to a compartment of the case and change the new ones to a sllngcarrler across his shoulders. The girl stared at him in astonishment, and he, guessing her thoughts, looked up. "Permit me to introduce myself." he said, holding up the case. She read tho name "Richard Temple" on the silver plate and blushed In confusion. "My brother, Mr. Storms, has the same kind of a case," she explained. 'He sent me for more plates and I thought that these were his and that the dog had strayed." Storms?" he said musingly. "You must be Miss Mildred Storms, who is stopping ovur at the Beechman farm." The girl nodded and Temple smiled. 'I think I can solve the mystery." he said. "You took the wrong road from the falls. Had you turned to the left Instead of to the right you would have come to a very similar clump of pines where, no doubt, your brother's case lies. You can t, blame Bigger, can you ? .. - He is ft. dear old faithful," she de clared with forgiveness. "And a per fect gentleman," she added. "He would not bite me. He Just held me until you came to explain the mistake. I should like to know him better." "With your permission we will call," he suggested. "Your brother and I be long to the same camera club in town. did not know that you were his sister, can take you a short cut to the other clump of pines and we'll take the plates to him. Storms was kneeling over his case as they came up. I came and got the plates," he ex plained when their own explanation had been offered and proper Introductions accomplished. "X knew you couldn't get very far away and X did want that picture with the light on the wet rocks. Come ever this evening. Temple, ana ru show" you my negatives. I go back tfl town In the morning." , , . Temple took Bigger over to' call that evening and many evenings thereafter. Mildred became bis assistant In his pho tographic - trips, ' but now Bigger only smiled amiably . when she came after the plates. It was while they were eat hxg lunch the last day of Temple's stay ihet she patted the dog's white head and looked up. :. ' - "Do you know," she said, "XT think that dogs take after their masters." "As you early gave Bigger a certifi cate of good cnaracter, I feel flattered," he raid with a laugh. - "But I do think so," she insisted. "Sometimes their masters take after the dogs," he insisted. "Now when 1 first saw you Bigger had fast hold of you." i "I don't see what you mean," she said with a puzzlzed knitting of the brows. "Like rugger I want to hold on tb you," he said, as. he possessed himself of her hand, "only I want to kefcp you forever. May I, dear?" 7 ' ' The answer must have- been. "Yes," for an engagement ring in the form of a dog collar adorns the proper finger. (Copyrighted. 1907, by Mary McKeon.) HUMOR OF THE, DAY "Even if you do allow animals, the right to reason, it is easily proved Chat thelf reason is of a very weak kind." "How do you prove It?" "Because a dog will always agitate th tall end of a discussion, . whUe- a cat ii generally on the fence." Philadelphia Press. , J - Old Gotrox But if my daughter marriea you will she have all the comforts to which she has been accustomed? Young Debroque Well, it will be your fault if she hasn't. Chicago Dally News. Goodlcy If men really would vote al they pray, this would truly be a happy world. . . r" Wiseman Yes, but in that case too wouldn't get them to the polls once in W years. Philadelphia Press. "Your daughter Is a skillful performei on the piano, is she not?" "yes," answered Mr. Comrox. "The way she oan play for hours with out getting an ear-ache or a sprained wrist proves to me that she's uncommon ly expert." Washington Star. "Tou say you are giving your ion a thorough classic education, supplemented by a. course in ten modern languages. What profession do you expect him to follow?" "He hopes to get a Job doping out names for cigars, sleeping cars and apart ment buildings." Cleveland Leader. Pat Is Casey th' boss In his own house? M!ke Only whin he's drlnkin' in Dolln's saloon. Judge. t "When vou were In Rurnne ilM vnn trn to Monte Carlo?" I p, l avoided and .gave It all to the V,i? ;bBo nccora- ' Charity will have hard work In the next national campaign." "How so?" "Shell have to klver so many Reoubli cans an' sinners." Atlanta Constitution. GLOBE SIGHTS. From the Atchison Globe. Few men have courage enough to be timid and admit It. A woman can look pleased when she Is not, but a man can't do It. You soon become very tired of the, good person who "takes an Interest" in you. , ... . , , If you are not quite certain as to whether or not you are a fool, the chances are against you. For every man who works, there are three or four who bother him by trying to sell him something. When a man prides himself upon always being perfectly Just you may depend upon it others do not think he is. Nearly every farmer living close to a town at some time thinks of getting rich by laying out a burying ground. What good excuse is there for peo ple labeling themselves because there has recently been a death In the family? Learn the particular style of beauty a man admires and you have a fair description of the last woman to fas cinate him. Our idea of a perfect gentleman is a grocer, who, when a taster steals a piece of cheese, gives him a cracker to eat with it. Sometimes we see children crying, and think they haven't much to cry about, but old people only cry when they can no longer keep from It. A boy can think of many reasons why he would like to be "grown up," but when company comes he forgets them all but waiting for the second table. A boy and his father may agree pretty well about everything except what is a proper amount of spending money on circus day and the Fourth of July. The coming generation counts on a great deal of biliousness and wrang ling In the future: almost all the young men going away to school expect to become lawyers or doctors. There are millions of opportunities to steal. And how few are taken ad vantage of! The great bulk of the people are honest; only occasionally you find a man foolish and weak enough to be dishonest. A Japanese paper napkin dropped from the table of an - Atchison res taurant today, and a customer walked on It In leaving the place. When thla fact reaches the war newspapers it will be useless to try and avoid Inter national complications. A pitiful case of distress Is reported from Coolldge. A woman and her three daughters were lately found' starving there. They are well-to-do people, but could find no servant to cook th-elr food. The house in which the four women were found was In a terrible state of neglect; no servant could be found to clean up, although the husband and father of the women was able to pay. QUAKER REFLECTIONS. (From the Philadelphia Record. . The average girl's notion of an Ideal man is one who will propose. Nine-tenths of what a man knows about his neighbors his wife tells him. Some fellows feel that they can't get a Job because they know too much. This world Is a fleeting show, and the best some of us can do Is to get standing room. A diplomat is a man who doesn't say everything he thinks or think ev erything he says. The politician doesn't forget his promises. He brushes them up and uses them over again. Wlgg "These cigars of Wigwag's taste like cabbage." Wagg "Well, he's a vegetarian, you know." When we are told that a dog's bark is worse than his bite we are satisfied to accept the statement as true. Nell "Who was the best man at Susie Strongmlnd'a wedding?" Belle "There -seems to be a suspicion that -Susie was' - i