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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAI-WEDNESDAY EVENING, J JLY 24, 1907.
v. TOPEKA STlffi MR51L By FRAKK P. MAC LEXNAX. fEntered July 1. 1S7S. a Mcotl-clau l ln" pcctnnice at Topeka, ivao.. - in jt ctngraa.j VOLUME! XXXIV... No. 178 Official Paper City of Topeka. TSJLM8 OF SUBSCRIPTION. Dally edition, delivered by er-ler. 10 cent a weak to any part of Topple, or suburbs, or at tho same price In any Kn aaa town where the paper baa a carrier yatam. Si ma!J' "e yr ..- " 5" n,11- three months JJ urdy ertltli-.n of dallv. one year.... 1.W TELEPHONES. gtme office ei: 1T Bualneaa office Tnd. V gaportera' Room rj "Porters' Room In- ra FVanlr P McTn Tnd W PERMANENT HOME. T'oneka state Jnarnal WWne. eno and tn Knaa nvenne. corner of Eljrhth. Neer TVrrk office: Flaltron nlldln. at TWentv-thtrd atreet. corner Fifth avenue nd Broad w v. Pnnl BlootV manager. Chicago ofTlce: Hartford building. Paul "Jock, munarer. IT'LL T FFD -WXPir ItFronT OP TTTK AlRon vrETt PTITS3 Tne 8iate I."M.-.-nl la a ne.nber tit the Associated Press and receives the full flay telearann reoort f that great newa or tranlaatfrm for the exclusive aftercroo puhlfeatlnn In Tojiefca. The news la rev-lved n The Wtate 7onr 1 banding over wlrea for this aola pnr- HOME NEWS WHILE AAVAT. Snbscrlhers of the State .Toirrnal may dnrlnsr th irammw may hare the paper mailed regularly rurit lny t. nny nddrrw nt the 'ate of ten cent a week or thirty cf-nte av iwiftrh ;V mall only). AcMivms :hnniec1 ts often as desired. WNI out ft town tho Stntc Journal will ho ro you like t dally letter from home. Advance payment Is rcqnestcfl on thcac short tiute subscription, tv Mte hooUUeplnjt expr Suppress the mercury! Tho Fairbanks presidential boom Is liable to join that of one Leslie M. Shaw ere long. Now that the wheat crop ts saved, will J. "Pluvlus kindly seer that tho com has plenty of rain? There Is this about it: When we get to riding In airships we will be In less danger of being run over by auto mobiles. I a Ft month Is said to have been the coldest June in 50 years, but it is evi dent that July has no ambitions in that direction. Canada has a population of 6,504, 900, but the statistics fail to show how large a per cent of it emigrated from the United States between two days. The girl whom Senator Beveridge will marry is rich. There' is no law against a United States senator engag ing in this sort of a get-rlch-quick game. " the" waitresses are-coming . "the front. Following close upon the. res cue of one by Mr. Fairbanks, Mr. Bry an shook hands with another down at Iola. ' The recent emperor of Korea rejoices In the name of Hau Haing. That Bounds suspiciously like this German murderer and what is going to happen to him. It will occasion no great surprise that rival wives of the recent emperor of Korea are making trouble. That's what the emperor gets for having more than One wife. Ella Wheeler "Wilcox is discussing the enforcement of the pure food law, from which it may be presumed that Ella wants her milk and prunes to be the real thing. Mr. Fairbanks will be famous even though he may never become presi dent. That rescue of a Wyoming waitress from a watery grave has made his reputation. The salaries paid the public school teachers of this country aggregate about 200 million dollars or one-seventh of the nation's drink bill. What a lot f money education costs! The fact that ownership also means responsibility, is shown by the fact that the Sallna police can not find anyone who will claim a barrel ' of - whisky recently captured by them. There is this about it: If there real ly should be a war with Japan, you wouldn't And Captain Richmond Pearson Hobson . hiding out behind the woodshed to keep from going. Now while we have plenty of time, why not invent the name of the man who will run the airship? And let us hope that a better Job will be done than was accomplished by the man who discovered "chauffeur." Having reformed a number of oth r things In Wichita that needed re forming, Henry Allen is now turning the electric light on the public con tract business down there, and the Aeople are learning a few interesting ' facta. ' , It ts difficult to go against the Elble, but If Prosecutor Heney con victs Glass, Calhoun and the other "men higher up" in the San Fran cisco graft cases, he may disprove that It is more blessed to give than to receive, when It comes to bribes. -It's a good thing Attorney General Jackson filed his questions in writing. Otherwise the Standard Oil company probably would not have the least i-lea what are the answers, judging from the recent evidence of Mr. Rockefel ler. But if it has an opportunity to study up beforehand It ought to be able to pass a fairly creditable examination. Recently It was pointed out In these columns that the south has a tremend ous advantage over tho north in the Re publican national convention, consider ing the number of votes cast. " Now a South Carolina paper makes this ex planation: "A Kansas newspaper com plains because South Carolina will have a delegate In the Republican national convention for every 142 votes, while Kansas would have 1,480 delegates if the same rule held for Kansas. How ever, time was when the average South Carolina. Republican was worth $1,100 at auction, and It Is on this proportion of values to Kansas Republicans that lepresentatlon In their national conven tion Is now based." PUBLIC CONTRACTS. Eternal vigilance Is the price of good municipal government, apparent ly, under our present system. From one end of the country to the other one hears of graft In city affairs. Down In Wichita Henry Allen has been investigating the subject of con tracts for public works, and as a re sult he makes these few remarks edi torially in the Wichita Beacon: "No people are as 'wise' as the men who make a business of public con tracts. They get acquainted, with every sort of public rogue, from the jolly good fellow who has a place in the city council and uses it to help himself into subcontracts, down to the fake 'engineer,' who gets to be a supervisor ona Job, for the purpose of letting the contractor bribe him to ignore xpeclflcations. "The Beacon has within the past few days talked with three experi enced contractors who either hold or have held Wichita contracts, and they all say that the conditions surrounding public wcrk In Wichita are 'rotten.' "Towns and cities are all classified by these experienced contractors. Some are listed as 'dead square,' and when a contractor figures on a job he doesn't have to add to his bid a per cent for some one In the engineering department, or in the city council. Other towns are known to be 'crooked' in public works, and when a contrac tor takes a Job he knows he's got to stand for a graft. No contractor pays a grafting city official from his own pocket. He saves at the expense of the quality of his work whatever he has to pay the grafter. No dishonest engineer ever requires honest work of a contractor. When a .city, engineer and a contractor get together it's a pair of them, and they are in league to rob the city. Better a thousand times let a contractor do his work with no supervision whatever than place a grafting engineer over him. In one case the city only suffers the expense of taking care of one rogue. When the engineer stands in, the city pays for two rogues, and the result Is shown in Imperfect public work, which makes itself manifest a year or two after it Is completed. In bad sew ers, rickety bridges, rotten pavement, and half built sidewalks." A FINANCIER'S VIEW. The saneness of the opinions held by Henry Clews, the New York bank er whose weekly, financial reviews are widely quoted, has often been re marked upon. Mr. Clews is one of the' few" Wall street -bankers who backed up President Roosevelt, and who asserted that the decline In stocks some time ago was caused by the poli cies of the financial magnates them selves rather than by President Roosevelt's crusade to make them obey the law. Mr. Clews' ideas regarding the Jap anese war scare are therefore inter esting. "Fortunately," he says, "the silly war talk with Japan is subsid ing. There never has been either reason or feeling to justify the flood of nonsense which has been circulated on this subject during the last few weeks. If the truth were known, it Is probable that much of this war talk has been inspired by international politics. Both Russia and Germany probably Imagine that their Interests would be promoted by a conflict be tween Japan and the United States. Often the wish is father to the thought; and these nations would gladly see Japan clppled in order that they might secure a stronger foothold in the Pacific; their ambi tions in this respect having been gravely disappointed by the Japan ese victory over Russia. Japan Is Britain's ally, and it would give these two nations additional pleasure to see that combination weakened or brok en, for it is well known that England could not be Induced to take any part in a war betweert Japan and the Unit ed States." AX OKLAHOMA WOMAN. Kate Barnard is candidate of both political parties for state commission er of charities under the proposed Oklahoma constitution a constitution whose framers. among other things, outstripped the older southern states In providing for compulsory education and outstripped the older northern states in writing into this permanent political instrument a prohibition of labor of children. For these among other things Kate Barnard is re sponsible, according to a writer in Charities and The Commons. Armed with a letter from her gov ernor and mayor, she set out to find out what "the great men and women," as she calls them, the leaders in pub lic welfare, were doin in older states.' Her letters were to the mayors of Chi cago and St. Louis, but she made her wants known to people of a different stamp factory inspectors, charity workers, settlement leaders, nosing about amour slum conditions, and visiting great industrial establishments. From all reports, her speeches In Oklahoma took like wild fire. "In the mining towns especially," says the writer referred to, "the people turned out for her. At a country fair she noticed a man listening attentive ly; so she talked at him. She told him how she had seen a man, sticking pigs In the stock yards of Chicago all day so many an hour so many hours nothing else In h!s life. If that man met you in an alley at night, and mistaking you for a pig, did what civilization had taught him to do. did what civilisation crowded out every thing else In his life and held him to doing, who was to blame? Or If he mat you In the pearly streets of the hereafter, and stuck you there, what then? - And ahe told- how such things were entering into, the life of Okla homa, how she had gone Into mines, 'waded In mud and slush nearly two feet deep and crawled on hands and knee3 through narrow black passages' and seen there "tho little children down In those Inky passages, forgotten by the bright outside world, down, down, down, where no grass grows, no birds sing, and no flowers bloom.' That was the sort of talk that counted In this Oklahoma campaign." And as a result, education Is made compulsory and child labor is pro hibited by the constitution of Okla homa. ' . - If we have a war with Japan, will we quit using Japanese- lanterns on our lawns 7 You will note that the fly doesn't neea any incubator to help hatch Its eggs. Although it leafed . a great deal earlier, summer appears to be work ing overtime on the job now. . Has this drop in the price of cab bage any connection with the govern ment s prosecution of the tobacco trusty You don't need to caution a woman to look before she leaps, if there is a mirror handy. She will look without being cautioned.. v " " JAYttA WKER IRJ0TS Down at Garnett. . the . women have formed a Uneeda club.v This will doubt less fill a long-felt want. Begin to save your money. It will soon be time to buy school books, and nearly all of them changed this year. "Mr. Jackson's good work," says the Jewell Republlcan,"makes Kansas regret that she didn't elect an attorney general long ago." W. R. Stubbs, Congressman Reeder and Senator I. D. Young are scheduled among the "attractions" for Old Set tlers' Day at Jewell City on August 8, and tho management promises a square deal. A recent issue of the Goldfield, Nev., Chronicle contains a prophecy that Gold Mountain near there, will , become the "biggest mining camp in-'the world." This is the district In which J C. Starr, editor of the Scott City News, and who has dabbled more or less in Kansas poli tics, is interested. Mr. Starr is presi dent of the Gold Mountain Eagle Min ing company, and has been spending much of his time In the last two years developing his property. Deacon Walker: Pretty hard to make a woman believe that a man can be doing anything useful by staying at lodge until midnight. . . . Just be cause a girl says she is never going to get married is no sign she has given up hope, but it Is pretty good evidence that she Is preparing to not be disappointed. .. . -. The ability to pitch wheat from a header barge all day long may not draw as much applause from the grand stand as the ability to pitch a wide out curve, but it helps -father out a whole lot more. . . , R The young man" these days who has ari automobile has almost as great a cinch with the young ladles as in my day the young fellow had .who had a finger small enough to wear a girl's ring. . ' . . Whenever I meet a man who is eternal ly blowing about how he always says just exactly what he thinks and how he is out and out Just what he really is, I know I have met another liar. The staid old Lawrence Journal has got Its sporting blood up. Listen to this: "There once was a man who was accounted wise. He was a club member and never said a word, wherefore his reputation. Finally on the bill of fare was shrimps. 'Shrimps,' he declared as a smile covered his face, 'that's me. The Journal is that way about the fair. While being in sympathy with the fair It has been a bystander but when horreshoe pitching was mentioned, that was us. The match game of horseshoe at the fair will be the best of them all. Ever pitch horseshoes? If not your ed ucation has been neglected. You take the shoe in your hand, put a finger at one end and balance the thing with your thumb, then you raise It to the level of your eye and calculate delib erately Just where It will go. With a raising inflection of the body you throw the shoe directly at the pin and anxious ly look to see it right. Sometimes it lies where sent and the ringer cheers your heart. At other times it strikes the pin at the wrong angle and goes so far wrong that the other fellow tells you you need a bell on it and you believe him. You get even when the other fel low plays, he does even worse." There is luck in pitching horseshoes. ' One' man can win and another lose, through pure luck. Let us have a great contest when the township fellows all come in." POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago' News. The man who argues with a fool is in the same boat. Better an impediment In the speech than in the brain. A woman never attempts to bake bread unless she kneeds it. Smacks are small vessels that fol low In the wake of courtships. Too much cannot be said in favor of the person who hasn't much to say. A man with an empty head is better off than the man who loses his head. Opportunity waits for no man therefore if you have an appointment with it,don t fail to be Johnny-on-the-spot. - Perhaps the world may owe you a living', but you will die. of starvation if you sit down and wait for It to call and settle. "Blood will tell," quoted the Wise Guy. "Perhaps," said the Simple Mug, "but It generally neglects to speak when It passes a poor relation." REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR, From the New York Press, 1 The interesting thing about a lie Is guessing if anybody will be fool enough to believe it. A widow is always willing to learn, specially if she haa to forget what she already knows to do it. A disagreeable thing about marry ing a rich wife is the way she could dock your pay for staying out late nights. When a man can't tell whether a woman's hat is a new-fangled baby carriage or a fancy lamp shade she knows It is a success. The interesting thing to a ' woman about being In a sleeping car is it is so perfectly respectable, but would be a scandal anywhere else. ' ill i ii -aaaea JOURNAL ENTRIES L KANSASlCOMMENT SHIPTLESS. Shiftles.neEs":n this country is grow ing so rapidly that it has become a menace. Many so-called respectable people are shiftless. They seem content wntn iney nave enough to eat and wear, and they don't care for anything else. xiie wnier ordered an article from a To peica ractory last week. The shipping uieric gave it to the Pacific Express company on the 12th, and It was not de livered here till the.J.Cth. Four days on me way rrom Topeka to Hoi ton 30 miles on account of a shiftless messen ger en route. The article should have come by mail the day it was sent, charges 3 cents. But the shipping clerk was shiftless. He cared so little about his work that he didn't look to see that the Pacific Express companyy would carry the package around by Kansas City and charge 25 cents. Meanwhile the writer spent 50 cents trying to trace the article by telephone. Ail because the clerk was shiftless. Farmers com plain that It is next to impossible to find hands who will take an Interest In their work and try to earn their salary. Instead, they slop along any old way, with no thought, apparently, but Satui day afternoon off and their so much per. Just shiftless. Housewives complain about shiftless girls who leave dirt in the corners and 611ed dishes in the cup board, and who show up for work In the morning. If they are not too tired from gadding the night, before. The great prosperity of the country doubt less is responsible for much of the shlft lessness complained of. Anybody can get a job now, and the pay Is good. But sometime the prosperity will wane, and there won't be many jobs. Then the competent men and women will do the work and the brazen shiftless ones will hit the pike, become tramps and organ ize Coxey armies The modest shiftless persons will starve. Holton Signal. CEMENT. Kansas, being one of the largest ce ment producing states In the country. Is accordingly much concerned in the development of the concrete building industry. It will therefore be interest ed in the fact that the collapse of a building In San Francisco followed by that of another lately in Philadelphia, both of this material, are being cited is illustrating the danger of such con struction. Concrete when properly made is simply rock, however, mere is concrete construction in Ceylon that is 2,000 years old, and it is exactly as strong and solid today as tne naiurai rock upon which it was placed. In streneth and durability concrete is su perior -to brick and mortar construc tion, xne collapsing oi duimhibs hcic and there is no reflection upon the value nt nnncrete. but rather upon the men who have prepared it, it being evident that they have tailed to aaa ine eie mcnta In nroner oronortion. If it is neither porous nor spongy, and if it is given time to harden thoroughly, no better building material than concrete will be found. Leavenworth Times. PARKER AND CENTRALIZATION. Judge Alton B. Parker ts out wun a speech against the "centralization or power." Remember , Parker? He is the man who centralized-enough power to make the Democratic national con vention change the financial pianK in its last platform, and who was after ward flattened into, the shape of a thin dime by the centralized power of pop ular vote. Ottawa JHerald. , COST OF. BAD ROADS. ; wn' hava been talking good roads for a long' time itrutrowe are not build ing them very ifast in Kansas. Some way the people shy;at the price. They prefer to haul, half through mud and kill their horses: rather than haul full loads over pike's and, have good horses.-rLawrence Journal. .. THE BILLBOARD NUISANCE. There Is not a street, nor a public place, nor a hillside, nor a park neigh borhood, nor a residence- street, nor a business street In Cincinnati exempt from the nuisance. From the win dows of every school house m Cincin nati the children can see the hideous- ness and the indecencies, of the bill board. No church can dismiss its eoncreeation but the billboard will stare the congregation in the face as it leaves the portals of the church. The nuisance is everywhere in all Its completeness. The billboarder, un taxed and unrestrained, is adding to the nuisance everywhere and every day and if the Clncinnatian takes to tne hilltops or the suburbs the billboard is with him continuously. It is not alto gether creditable to Cincinnati cen ter of art and of music and of culture! Will Cincinnati allow the nuisance to be continued and increased .' Cincin nati Commercial Tribune. COSTLY INDULGENCE. In the latest "unwritten law" trial in Virginia it turns out that the de fendant was a victim of delirium tremens from the excessive use of alcoholic liquor, and that if he had paid as much attention to tne care or his daughter as he .did to the indul eonce of his appetite the murder could not have happened. New Bed ford Evuning Standard. GETTING IN LINE. John Temple Graves, writing in the Atlanta Georgian, says: "The convic tion deepens that William J. Bryan Is the tallest moral figure that American statesmanship has produced since George Washington." We have a deepening suspicion that Mr. Graves has reasons for believing it to be high time for him to crawl back into the band wagon. Chicago Record-Herald. . COAL FAMINE COMING. ExVerts declare that the world's supply of anthracite at the present rate of consumption: will be exhausted In "seventy-five years. The prudent man will order his coal for the winter of 19 82 at once. Chicago Tribune. BLTLD AN ATLANTIC FLEET? It will not take the alarmists long to perceive the subtile craft Involved in getting up a Japanese war scare to draw our battleships to the Pacific side of the continent,' in order that some European foe may ravage the Atlantic side at leisure. Philadelphia Inquirer. MUST BE GETTING POOR. Sporting life isn't what it used to be in the east. At the recentNew York Suburban John W. Gates was able to bet only about J30.000 instead of his customary million. Los Angeles Times. . - THE FIRST FAMILIES EAT IT. It is good form now - to eat round steak. It has risen to an eminently aris tocratic price. Chicago 'Tribune, ' - ALSO AVOIRDUPOIS. "Taft Is a man 6t splendid poise." declared an Ohio exchange. Detroit Free Press. j FROM OTHER PENS FROM JOE TO BENT. Topeka, Kansas, July 19, 1907. Dear Bent Age enriches and mellows VOlfc 1 hnvA rcntl vniii- article. "Bully j Old Boys" with the utmost pleasure and l inanK you for writing it. i nope you will hang long on the tree and drop Into our basloets more fruit . like that. You have suggested to me a thought of my own. It is my weakness and perversity, that I run to verse. I am sorry for this Harmless fad, but I cannot help u. TO BENT MURDOCK. The night broods over the ocean. And somber: the gloom on the shore; We hear the tempeata' commotion. And wait for the sound of an oar. Our feet are sprayed by the surges; In comes the faint sob of the sea. That sighs the saddest of dirges And sounding for you and me. We've been a aoldier and rover. Across all the Nation's wide bounds; We've nlaved the role of a lover. And marched with the guard on Its ' rounds : We've drank the cup overflowing. Of the ruddiest brand- of the wine: We've been where the gunners were mow ing, ' A swath through the thick of the line. No' fabled drink you can mention. New life In our veins can restore; Nor bounty, riches nor pension. Give back youth's ambitions once more. We wait the call of the Giver, . With eyes that are shorn of their light And watch all the sounds on the river For boat that will soon be in sight. How fast is time in its flying. How short are the joys that we share; The time soon comes to be dying. aiiu wiawflr our names over there. Yours very truly, JOSEPH G. WATERS. Leeches and Lemons. Wherever you go. in Cevlnn i the sailor, "you always carry a lemon with you. For punch? No dr- net for punch. For leeches. "They ain't merely water hi in Ceylon: they're land leeches, too. These oiouu suciters nang on to bushes and trees, they lurk in the grass, waitin' for you. The average size before din ner is only half an Inch long and no thicker than a hair you misrht sav In visible. They easy work their wav through the thread of vour stockinea and underwear. After dinner they're as fat as your finger. wnerever you go, the leeches prey on you. I was dressed in white one night, dinln' with a beautiful Cevlon girl, when I saw a red streak on my white pants below the knee. Excusin' myself hastily, I retired. It was a' leech. oi course, dinin' with me uninvited. "The only way to get them off with out breakin' them and leavin' their heads inside you is to squeeze a few drops of lemon on them, the same as if they was raw oysters. That paralyzes them, and they fall to the ground like ripe fruit. Every two or three minutes you see the Ceyonese stop, take our a lemon, and anoint carefully the half dozen leeches stuck in a black mass to the calf of the leg. The average Ceylon leeches was. I said, half an inch long. Yet there's some full three inches long that can Jump, by crinus, that Jump on you from the busnes as you pass by. Sounds booblous, don t it? But what can be doobious In a land where they have bird-cachin' spiders and centipedes a foot long?" Tho Tomb of Walter Scott. In Dryburgh Abbey, standing among the ruins of the ancient choir. with the afternoon sun shining upon it, we saw the tomb of Walter Scott in St. Mary's aisle. A noble block of Aberdeen granite marks the last rest ing place of Sir alter and Lady Scott, -The -simple inscriptions record the dates of birth and death of , the husband and wife. Here also the mortal remains of the novelist's chil dren, and of his son-in-law and biog rapher, 'John Gibson Lockhart, of whom 'Scott wrote affectionately, Lockhart Is Lockhart, to whom I can most willingly confide the happiness of the daughter who chose him, and whom he has chosen." As we turned from the grave of Walter Scott and wandered across the now roofless and grass-grown refec tory, we recalled his last connected words to Lockhart: "My dear, be a goon man be virtuous be religious be a good man; nothing else will give you any comfort when you come t lie here." When we drove back to Melrose to take the train for New Castle and Dur ham, at which latter place we were to sleep that night, we confided to each other that the hours spent among the familiar haunts of Walter Scott were altogether the sweetest hours of our sojourn In Scotland, Anne Hollings worth Wharton, in Book News Monthly. A Newspaper Story. "When you are abroad this sum mer," said a journalist, "you will find in your English newspaper that every telegraphic report is credited to Reu ter's Agency. Reuter supplies all the telegraphic news over there, as the As sociate Press supplies it over here. "Now listen to this story. "Werner von Siemens, a German electrical engineer, was commissioned in 1850 to lay the first telegraph line between Verviers and Cologne. While he was laying this cable, a pretty wo man came to him and besought him to desist. The telegraph, she said, with tears in her fine eyes, would ruin her husband's business and reduce him to penury. His business was the conduct of a huge and successful pigeon post between Brussels and Aix-la-Chapelle. "Siemens advised the young woman's husband to convert his pigeons Into pie, and to go to London and start a news agency there. He would give him, he said, valuable Introductions. "The man went to London and start ed a news agency. His name was Reuter. In a few short years, po suc cessful was his new line of work, he had become a baron and a millionaire. "So, when you see Reuter's name a dozen times In every English newspa per, tnmit or nis rumea pigeon post, and take to heart the lesson that new inventions do not harm, but help, those who have Intelligence, Industry, and a pretty wife." The MoTlne Habit. "Yes, we are going to move to escape j house cleaning." j . "And so are we. If I must confess It myself, I think it will take the new tenants two weeks to get rid of all the rubbish we are leaving behind." "The same here. Our house will need a mop and soap from cellar to roof. By the way. where are vou going?". "No. 15 L street." "What? Why, that Is where we are leaving." "Well, I declare.' . Where are you go ins?" "No. 11 B street." "Why, that's where we are leaving." "Phew!" "Great Scott!" Tit-Bits. Shoeing the Bridesmaids. An interesting Innovation was made at a recent wedding at Tunbridge Wells. In place of the usual gifts of jewelry, the bridegroom presented each of the bridesmaids with a pair of dainty shoes, 1 mounted with silver, the Idea being that there is as much good luck In new shoes as in old boots. London Dally Mail. TIIE EVENING STORY Mistress Mary. By Temple Balley.l "How does your garden grow?" asked the young man who leaned over the fence. "Oh, dear," little Miss Mary told him, "look at it." . - There had been eight neat little plots laid out In the empty city lot. Miss Mary, the settlement worker from across the way. had brought her little girls over, and they had dug and planted and trained, and yesterday there had been beans climbing sturdily up the poles, and tomatoes already blossoming and parsley and lettuce ready for salad, and radishes. "And now, look at it," said Miss Mary again. It was trampled and torn and the lit tle plants lay in the dust. "The neighborhood boys did it." Miss Mary said, "your boys." "Are you sure?" asked the young man. "Yes," Miss Mary said, "one of my little girls saw them." "They are a bad lot," said the young man, with a stern setting of his Hp "I am afraid I shall have to give them up." "Oh, don't!" said little Miss Mary, they need you all the more because they are bad. Don't give them up. He smiled at her. "Don't you ever get discouraged?" he asked. "Sometimes," she admitted, "when things like this happen," and her hand swept out toward the ruined garden. "We had planned to pick the lettuce this morning, and we were going to have it for lunch with our bread and butter." I tell vou." said the young man. whose name was Oswald Gunning, "1 11 make the boys give the little girls a treat. It's better than punishing them, and what's more, I'll make them come over with it." . , Do you think they'll do it.'" asuea Miss Mary, interested. Yes. I'll tell tnem now aiaaiiu you are In them. They won t care wnat the little girls think, but they are aw fully fond of you. Miss Mary." 'Oh," said little Miss jaary, im blush. ...... "They show their good taste, said the young man, earnestly. "I am aw fully fond of you myself." "You mustn't talk such things to me. said little Miss Mary, but her eyes sparkled. Mistress Mary, quite contrary. How does your garden grow? he sang, under his breath, and then he saidi , I shall say it wnenever j. iik.b, iui it's true. I am very torm oi yuu. v i j, very fond. . . ; "The little gins are tuui"'B, i Miss Mary severely, "and you'd better' 6So, still singing under his breath, he J ent to the public playground uu i v. i ... in nhvciral trainlnff. "I am ashamed of you," he told them, a little later, as they sat before him sheepishly. "Here I have spent my time upon you and all I seem to have taught you is how to make a lot of little girls unhappy." . "Aw gwan," protested Jim Dovesky from the front row. "And you have made Miss Mary un happy," said the teacher with increas ing earnestness, "and she was crying when I got ther this morning crying over that poor, little garden." Aw, gwan," murmured Jim again, and-there - wereother -apologetic mur murs from the background. "It seems to me," Gunning told them, and watched the effect of his words, "that we ought to make It up to them somehow." He had the boys there. They had ex pected punishment, and now he proposed restitution. It took their fancy at once. "Sure," came the hearty chorus. "We can't make the little garden grow," said their teecher, "we can't bring life to the little dead plants, and that's a pity, too. But we can let the little girls know that we are sorry. They were going to pick the lettuce today, and have it with their bread and but ter for lunch. And you know there Isn't anything nicer than vegetables from your own garden." There were various proposals, but Jim Doveeky's was the most popular. "Let's buy thirty little pies, and each girl will have one for her lunch." With visions of indigestion. Gunning protested, but the Idea took like wild fire. There was a hasty pooling of finances, and a delegation of boys started to tho nearest bakery. "I tried to switch them off to berries or ice cream," Gunning explained later to Miss Mary, "but I couldn't. And it's the Idea, not the article." "Yes," Miss Mary agreed. She was standing in the middle of the ruined garden, with the little girls digging in the eight little beds. "It's nice of them, and I only hope the little girls won't be ill." Her voice was tired, and she looked warm and weary. 'Poor little Mistress Mary," said Gun ning, looking down at her, "has it been a hard morning'" "The girls nearly cried their eyes out." she said. "They wept on my shoulder in bunches, and it was wear ing." "I wish you would weep on my shoulder," eaid the impertinent young man: "it would help you a lot and I should like it Immensely," and when she reproved him, he went away sing ing: Mistress Mary, quite contrary. How does your garden grow ? which of late had become a most pop ular song with him. At noon the boys marched into the settlement house with the pies, and Jim Dovesky made the speech of pre sentation. "It's a peace-offerln'," he said with a flourish, "gft on to it." And the little girls, round-eyed and forgiving, divided their bread and but ter and divided the little pies, and made the boys stay to lunch. "Which spoils the lesson, but settles thiners up nicely," said Gunning. "Ac cording to all laws the boys should have suffered. As it is, I am the only one who suffers." Miss Mary stared at him. "You?" was her startled question. "What do I get out of it?" he de manded. "What do you want?" ahe asked. In nocently enough, but her swift blush betrayed her. "I want you," was his bold state ment. She shook her head, but before she could open her Hps he begged, "Don't h mntrarv. MerT." i And she laughed at that, tremulous ly, and after a little she said. "I won't." (Copyrighted, 1907, by M. M. Cunningham.) "What has wealth done for you?" in quired the cynical peraon. "Well." answered Mr. Dustin Stax. "it has given me certain advantasrea. By own ing a. considerable amount, of good divi dend paying atock. I have been enabled to rave most of my salary as a director." Washington Star. FAILED TO BLOSSOM. He yearned for literary fame A genius he, beyond a doubt. He longed to make a famous name, A nune no editor would scout. So he with pad and pencil sat And thought and thought, a theme to get 'Twas years ago, and I guess that He's sitting there and thinking yet. Milwaukee Sentinel. HUMOR OE THE DAY After asking a great many questions of a lady, a barrister felt that some apology was necessary, so he remarked: "I really hope I don't annoy you with all these questions?" "Not at all," answered the lady quietly. "I am used to it. I have a six-year-old eon." Philadelphia Inquirer. "Doctors never bleed people now,' do they?" "Great Scott, man! did you never have one of them aend you a bill?" Baltimore American. First Mosquito Don't you think these human beings are too numerous? Second Mosquito Altogether ao; some effort ought to be made to exterminate them." Life. "What profession does your eon intend to follow, after he gets out of college?" asked the visitor of Farmer Komkob. "I don't think he'll follow any." replied Farmer Kornkob. "I" think he'a just alt down, smoke -clgRrettea and let them all go by him." Milwaukee Sentinel. "Does your wife ever go through your pocketa at night?" "Never." "You're lucky." "Am I? The reason she doesn't is be cause she draws my pay." Cleveland Leader. "Father," said the small boy, "what la a scientist?" "A scientist, my son, Is a man who calls ordinary thlnga by auch long namea that you can't recognize them." Wash ington Star. "Doctor, my eon Is excessively diftl-. dent," "Ah. hla Is a very rare ailment." "Indeed V "Yea; he is troubled with ingrowing ego." Philadelphia Bulletin. "The exiled - Bourbons forgot nothing and learned nothing." "It was not so with the insurance kings. They forgot everything and learned a heap." Louisville Courier-Journal. "Drunk again!" said a Scottish magis trate to the urlsoner before him. "Five shillings or seven days." "Och, shure," said the prisoner, who was an Irish woman. "I have only two hlllirto- In Via w... I . "Ah, weel," returned the bailie, "ye 'maun Hat gang to prison. If ye hadna , ""- jui iwuucy yr - in nae . 111- GLOBE RIGHTS. From the Atchison Globe. As a matter of fact, thore in nr. vr big fish in small puddles. A fool Is the greatest nuisance In this world. And there are quite a few of them. Ever remark that in summer time peo ple who travel by railroad are nearly all ugly? A mule drawing a top buggy looks as unnatural as the average picture on a magazine cover. Some people say the Two Per Cent now being sold in Kansas is. gradually getting stronger. At a boy's school the vacation period is. necessary to repair the damage done during the school period. It is easy enough to talk about a wo man with five or six children leaving her husband, but where could she go? After a man has eaten of a meal that was prepared only for women, he Is still hungry enough to go out and rob the mouse traps. It. is the easiest thing in tho world for a woman to fool a man but when a man fools a woman, the magazines print pieces about it. If an agent calls on a man, and sella him a set of books he does not need, is the agent not guilty of obtaining money under false pretenses? Calling yourself a fool every day is like repeated doses of medicine: soon loses its effectiveness. Self-discipline cal's for a graduated scale of punish ment. We never knew but one woman wh"-- eaid her husband was too good for her. But women who are too good for their husbands are quite common. Although the sight is a common one. It is always pathetic. We refer to the tiny, skinny arms that are displayed be low short sleeves every day on the street. There are some mighty fine children of worthless fathers in Atchison, but have you noticed that where the moth ers are worthless the children rarely get over it? Every day you will see cases like this: A little, thin, sickly looking member of the family who worries constantly about the welfare os some big, fat, unwrinkled member. An Atchison woman had her tenth operation performed. "Good heavens," said a neighbor who heard of its na ture, "that leaves nothing to her but the frame and tho Jilde." The women are familiar with the way in which men exaggerate fishing stories. Well, if the women flirt with the men, the men will exaggerate fishing stories. Go to any farm where turkeys and chickens are kept, and this fact will impress you: A rooster acts like a bachelor, whereas a turkey gobbler acts like a married man. A turkey gobbler always assists In taking care of the young. The fashion of buttoning shirtwaists down the back is working a great hard ship on the girls. It leaves them with out a receptacle for gloves, handker chiefs, powder rags, and even bedding, which they formerly carried in the fronts of their shirt waists. QUAKER REFLECTIONS. From the Philadelphia Record. One woman can always annoy an other by saying she Is well preserved. The rhinoceros has a horn, but that doesn't necessarily imply that he goes off on a toot. One man in a thousand feels that he Is appreciated, and that man is really overestimated. It is said that, wealth doesn't bring happiness, but most of us are willing to try the experiment. After all. there isn't a whole lot of difference between entering upon a career and getting a job. Mrs. Dashawajr "I Just love every thing that comes from France." Mrs. Newrlch "So do I, especially French frisd potatoes." First Mosquito "It's terrible the way . people slander us." Second Mos quito "Yes; we must get together and administer a stinging rebuke." Blobbsi "The . Hindoos have the proper Idea in suppressing flirtation." Slobbs "What's that?" Blobbs "They drown all the girls when ther are babies."