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THE TOPEELA IXAILY STATE JOUE1TAC THUESDAY EVENING, JULY 25, 1907. TOPfcKA STUB ' J0URI1L By FUAKK P. MAO IEXXAV. f Entered July 1. 1875,- a second-class matter at the pcstoffica at Topeka. Kan . nfr act ar congress." - VOLUME XXXIV No. 17 Official Paper City of Topeka. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Dally edition, delivered by crrte-. cents a week to any part of Topeka. or suburbs, or at the ame price In any Ktn- town libera the paper baa a carrier system. gy mail, one year f. m2n- thr months , KiuriJar editing l1v on Tear.... L TELEPHONES. Business office Ind. Reporter.' Room ?'11SZ Reporter Room Jnd- "5 r-rmntc f. MaeTxmnan 'V" PERMANENT HOME. Toneka State Journal bunding. WO and Kr? Kidtoi avenue, comer of Eighth. New Tor lc office: Flattron building, at wentv-thlrd street, corner Firtn avenu. and Broadway. Paul Blochv manager. Chteaa-n nflM! Hartford building. Pail Block, manager. FELL T.iracTrr vrTRUT BTTOHT OP THE ASSOCIATE! PRESS The State Journal la a member of the Associated Press and receives tha full oay telsgrapfc report of that area newe r ranlsatton for tha exclusive afternoon pnhllcatton In Topeka. - . "Pfea vtawa la mj.'H-vwmV Hi Th RtatO JOTJT' rial banding over wire for, this sola pur- ! home: news while away. ! SntMcrtbers of the " Stat Journal way during the aninmmr may hae the paper mailed rerulm?" enen any ' any address at the rate of ten cent :m week or thirty cents a tnonth T 'man only. AddreNa changed us often as desired. White out ot town the State Journal trill be to you like a dally letter from home. Advance payment Is retrnested on these short time subscription. ts ve bookkeeping expr-e. ; Now the rovernment ought to get a String on tha thread trust. Might as well get ready for the car shortage a rain. It will he due in about six weeks. . In the meantime, why doesn't some one develop a good healthy vice presidentlalboom? Noting that other towns are refer ring to tha subject of weeds, Leaven worth confesses to some surprise that all the weeds are not- In that town. There Is this to be aald for Harrl man: No railroads of his are In such poor condition that trackmen say It Is dangerous to run trains faster than six miles an hour over them. If all the nature fakers fishermen Included should support Dr. William Long for president, he would give the winning candidate a hard race. But no two nature fakers ever agree. "Meanwhile," comments the Capital, "the chair would doubtless entertain a motion to lay Jesse Grant's presidential boom on the table." But first wouldn't It be a good idea to catch the boom? Nobody has sighted It yet. If Anna Gould Is anxious to get married again why doesn't she leave those European titles alone and set tie down to keep house for some good American husband ? That is the road to happiness in such cases. Uncle Joe Cannon says there will be no war with Japan because this na tion will never give Japan cause for -war. Uncle Joe evidently thinks the Japs won't come over and lick us just for the fun of the thing or because they need the exercise. There is a more or less fierce debate raging up In the Fifth district on the question, "Resolved, that B. T. Bullen Is ..running for congress in the Interest of Congressman Calderhead." Each sida la firm In Its respective faith and re fuses to be convinced by e other fel low. Notwithstanding our humiliating weakness, as compared with Japan, that Captain Hobson pointed out, na val authorities rank the United States navy as second among the world pow ers, while Japan's navy ranks fourth. There Is really no use of our surren dering to Japan Just yet. Sometimes the railroad laws of Tex- as are referred to aa oppressive, yet there Is more railroad building in Texas than in any other state In the union, and last year the receipts of Texas roads showed an increase of $20,000,000. It looks as though It pays the railroads to be "oppressed.' The railroads are taking plenty of time in answering that letter of the Kansas railroad commission, asking the roads if they won't please be so kind as haps the roads think it shows a lack of taste to answer a letter by return mail. At any rate, they are sure to exhibit no undue haste in the matter. It is asserted that the "Katy" has "outwitted the government" and will build a line through the Kiowa-Comanche Indian reserve, notwithstand ing the government's protest against it. Then In about twenty years will the "Katy" bring suit against the gov ernment for several million dollars which it will claim under Its old al leged land grant? in order to prevent the watering of stock Massachusetts and Wisconsin will require in the future that all stock Is sues shall be sold at not less than par. In other words, stock must represent actual value. Then when a concern Is capitalised for $100,000 the public, includ ing Investors and creditors, will know that one hundred thousand good dollars have been put Into it. Speaking of Stubbs, the Clay Center Times says: "He has many of the qual ities of La Follette and a number be longing to Governor Cummins of Iowa." How, we rise to Inquire, did Mr. Stubbs s&st these qualities belonging to Cam- mine and. La Follette? Are they old. second-band qualities, or are they as good as new? And why do not Cummins and La Follette kept these qualities them selves If they are worth anything. In stead. of turning them over to Stubbs Please explain these things, Mr. Valen One. IS THIS JUST? , To the average Individual It would arpear that the government officials are splitting hairs In prosecuting the Santa I'a for aiding in ra'slng the bonus to locate the beet sugar factory at Garden City. The government con tends that this was an Indirect way of giving rebates, and the Santa Fe has been indicted in Chlcaro therefor. As the State Journal understands It, the company which Is behind the Gar den City factory asked a bonus In locating Its mllL The Santa Fe was naturally interested In getting the mill in Its territory and it. subscribed $15,' 000 towards the bonus to bring the mill to Garden City. It acted as a business enterprise of that locality. seeking to bring In additional capital to build up the community. Just as is done by every live town In the country. Of course. It can be seen that re bates might be given In this way, but it seems hardly possible that the Santa Fe Intended Its contribution as such. There is no contention, so far as this paper has learned, that it Is a case of discrimination. Doubtless the Santa Fe would be Just as willing If the contribution Is held to be legal to do the same by any other company that will build a million dollar sugar fac tory on its lines. It seems like a poor policy on the part of the government to prohibit a railroad from assisting in building up the territory along its lines. If It Is not done by discriminating against some other locality. Much of this country would still bo undeveloped had not the railroads made special efforts to de velop it. There may be a question, of course, where the line should be drawn, but where no violation of the anti-rebate law Is intended. It would seem that a railroad oucht to be al lowed to aid io bringing new industries into new regions the same as though it were a smaller enterprise. Here is another danger that the gov ernment runs In prosecutions of this kind: It Is liable to bring the anti- rebate law Into disrepute with the public. If this contribution of the Santa, Fe was made solely to build up a new industry on its lines and with no intent to evade the law, and If it resulted' only in good to all concerned i is very evident then this prose cution is unjust. And unjust prosecu tions will make the law unpopular. which would be a dire calamity. The zeal of public officials In strictly enforcing the law is to be commended, but there are plenty of instances where the violation of the law was Intended, without hunting up unintentional though possibly technical violations. There is a vast difference between granting the Standard Oil company a low special rate on its product thereby enabling it to crush competi tion and- build up a monopoly and aiding the building of a new industry which helps instead of hinders the public good. ' The law was Intended to prevent unjust discrimination and not to discourage the promotion of legiti mate development. If there is danger that a rebate evil might grow up under the guise of "bonuses," it might be prevented by providing that hereafter the interstate commerce commission must approve such contributions before they can be made. . YTLLIAM SIMS. In the passing of Major William Sims the state of Kansas loses an exem plary citizen. Pre-eminently a farmer, he was representative of the highest type of agriculturist. Tet he had the ability to make a success in other lines of activity, as was evidenced by his management of the First National bank of Topeka during the days of Its pros perity. But the most active years of his life were given to agricultural matters. Not only was he a successful farmer in actual practice, but his connection with the state board of agriculture for ten years as secretary or president, and his service as master of the State Grange for a number of years, made him active in promoting the interests of agriculture in general. Even after he gave up actively following the plow, the Sims farm southwest of Topeka re mained In possession of his family and he enjoyed frequent trips out there for recreation from the cares of banking, and there he spent the last months of his life. While he was nominal president of the First National bank at the time of its failure. Major Sims had not been active ly In control of Its business for some time. Age and ill health prevented him from giving his personal attention to the bank's affairs, and after the Letter? of Chicago sold the controlling interest in tha bank to the late C. J. Devlin, Major Sims gave up the active manage ment of Its affairs, although his name remained as its president. It has often been said that had the conservative hand of Major Sims been guiding the bank, the disastrous crash of 1905 would not have overtaken it. There was nothing of the spectacular about Major Sims. He had served in the civil war with distinction, but he never worked at the business of being an old soldier. He served in the state senate and also as a state treasurer years ago, but never posed as a statesman. Tet he was a patriot and a good citizen in the highest sense of the word. HOW IT IS "X OX-EXISTENT." It Is quite evident that Secretary Co- burn has accepted the challenge indi rectly issued by Secretary Wilson when the latter Instructed his subordinates to watch everything that the Kansas sec retary puts out and report all errors and inaccuracies to Wilson. Mr.. Coburn has given Mr. Wilson's helpers something to "watch" In the few remarks that he has Just turned loose about the production of macaroni and winter wheat in Kansas. . Mr. Wil son will doubtless learn considerable valuable information., from those re marks, , . , To every well-informed . Kansan It seems absolutely ridiculous that any person claiming to know anything at all about wheat let alone an expert of the United States department of agricul tureshould assert that "at the one hundredth meridian wheat-growing is at present practically nonexistent." The case against the expert might be made more forcible even than Mr. Coburn makes it. Possibly Mr. Coburn desired to let the expert down easy. . ' Do you know where the one hundredth meridian Is? It extends through Nor ton, Graham, Trego, Ness. Hodgeman, Ford and Clark counties. Five of these seven counties frequently produce more than a million bushels each. Decatur, Rawlins, Sheridan and Thomas counties lie wholly west of the one hundredth meridian, and they have several times raised more than a million bushels each. In fact, Decatur has produced more than two million bushels In one crop. Ellis and Rush, within twenty-five miles of the one hundredth meridian, have raised more than three million bushels each. What sort of an "expert must he be who says that wheat growing at the one hundredth meridian is practically "non existent?" Here's a clincher: Tha whole state of Iowa Secretary Wilson's state pro duced only 1,227,220 bushels of wheat In 1905. which are the latest statistics at the command of the writer. Decatur county alone that year produced more than that, while several other western Kansas counties each did nearly as well and 1905 wasn't much of a wheat year in Kansas, either. Perhaps it Isn't to be wondered at . that Secretary Wilson doesn't know much about wheat. If you happen to see a man squirm around uneasily one of these days and then balance himself on one foot while he rubs the other up and down on the calf of the upright leg, do not think that he is giving an exhibition of some new kind of physical culture. He has only been off on a camping trip and has ac cumulated an inquisitive little flock of chiggers. . Roosevelt has gained a reputation as a hay pitcher. If Fairbanks should be come president would he become famous as an Ice pitcher? This department regrets to note that Mark Twain's advertising agent has evidently renewed his contract for space. Dr. Wiley declares that people sleep too much. It is evident that there is no baby in the Wiley family. A town may take little Interest In the Chautauqua movement, but It Is notice able that there is rarely a lack of in terest in baseball. JAYHAWKER JOTS The SaLir.a Chautauqua this year just about breaks even financially.. . ? An Iola boy was teasing a squirrel in the city park, when it became angry and took a few bites. in the boy's leg. And this is no pature. fake. . ' The Norton county record for fast riding is held by a farmer who owns an auto. He made the 15 miles between Almena and Norton in 29 minutes. The auto isn't always proper and well-behaved. Four Abilene men went for a trip in one. It went bad, and they spent the night in a straw stack. Now that the green bug has been ex terminated. Mack Cretcher thinks the scientists ought to get to work and find out something that will kill the microbe that is destroying the hair crop of this country. Henry Allen thinks the attention of The Hague should be called to the fight which took place at the Carey hotel in Wichita last week when the hotel chef was severely Injured by plates thrown bv at Hindoo waiter. It was an inter national affair. China was deeply in volved. . Paola Republican: The Chautauqua girls wanted the Kilties band to camp on the grounds ana stay rignt mere. Some of them did until close to dawn of the next morning. The girls wore their caps, stole the buttons off their clothes and gave other evidences that the Scotch laddies could have a nappy home here if they wanted one. Ever since they left the girls have been liv ing on Scotch oats and softly singing Scotch songs. Deacon Walker: The statement of the big doctor that the mouths of both par ties should be thoroughly rinsed with an antiseptic wash after every fifth kiss doesn't help out any. A dozen of us old codgers have always stood ready to furnish everything necessary When father makes a crack nbout the money spent for the Delineator being wasted, mother always hands him one about the three dollars a year ne spends for lodge dues When the devil sees a few flies buzzing around .. ".. .) . ft ........ a leiiow on a wmiu ouhuoj Birauuun when he is trying to write a letter, ne goes off and takes a nap. He knows he has a cincn. Some of Will Palmer's wisdom: Love suffers long but Indifference gets a di vorce. . . . . Working 12 hours a day it would take a man 19,000 years to count a billion. Try it yourself if you don't believe it Kansas runs her crop business on the love story plan. A love etory always gets tne hero In such a tight place that nothing can save him, but just a minute before he gives up the ghost something hap pens. Then the same performance is repeated over and over until you get to the end of the book, where a harvest la rnthrrcd In A small boy can never hear the music to his entiio satisfaction unless he is within ten feot of the band. .... Whisky drinking injures everybody concerned more or less, but horses and wives catch it hardest. REFLECTIONS OP ; A ; BACHELOR, From the New York Press. J Ribbons underneath, ielp you to im agine a summer shirt waist Is a real thing. A man is impertinent if he tries to flirt with a girl and insultingly indif ferent if he doesn't. A nice thing about being a fat wo man is how comfortably she can slip and bang herself into the bath tub. It makes a woman very proud of her husband's business ability to have him know how to hook her up the back. . . A man's Idea of being a patriot is yelling himself hoarse because some body tells him something is against the constitution.- . ' . . ,...-. i JOURNAL ENTRIES KANSAS COMMENT A WIST5 TRr!TSTniM. President Winchell of the Rock-Island x.diiroaa company says that the Rock Island win do away with its lobbies and is tooDyists and get clear out of poli tics This is certainly a wise decision me ancient error' of railroads was made when they decided. that it was necessary far them to enter politics. They have always proclaimed that they .vajiLcu ootning but a square deal; when they entered politics they offered a temptation to every political grafter a. uuDject to every political dem agogue. If they had kept out of Doll tics, away from legislatures, and had not made themselves a political Issue mOSt of the 8tate campaigns, they UUiu tuuay De upon a far different plane from what they are. They would have gotten a squarer deal If they had remained out of the game of politics than they have ever gotten for them selves. In fact they never got a square "mm in pontics. When they have won they have taken much more than a square deal. When they have lost, as they have at thn TM"fnt iniir thpp have had to take th full mnniwn of a political disaster. li they will st&v out of rmllH In hA iuimo, mey win have a quieter time. They will get fair treatment for the fairness of the averaza citizen mv b depended on when he, uninfluenced by tne memory or past wrongs, or by the clever argument . of some demagogue who uu-s maae a specialty of the anti railroad side of politics. There was no more reason originally tor a ranroaa to get Into politics than tnat lor a livery barn to get in, but wnen tney got in. thev hunted for trou ble, and round it! Wichita Beacon. PICNIC NEAR AT HOME. A family will go out to a Dlcnlc nartv ana eax gruD that Is covered with flies and ants. The discomforts are endured in the name of a good time. Most of us do not understand a good time. It Is not to sneak off to the country for half a aay. it is to live with the trees and the birds, to breathe the pure air. Tou can do it without passing a meal timo. There are places around Lawrence our own people have never seen, where one can take a two hours' outing and do themselves worlds of good. We need to cultivate the things we have here at home before going gadding after strange signts. iawrence Journal. wont"do. Col Bill Hackney will not be nomi nated and elected for governor of Kan sas. The politicians are not making his kind of men governor. Col. Hackney would be a man who would make a national reputation as governor. He is thoroughly honest, candid and a hater of shams. He never trifles with things he believes to be wrong. But he Is not the material for- governor. No one could use him for any purpose. No, Col. Hackney will "not do. Lawrence Jour nal. UP-TO-DATENESS IN JAPAN. The men of Japan are said to be much disturbed over the presentation to the imperial parliament of two petitions from apanese women, one asking for equal political rights, arid the other for an equal standard of morals. The dou ble standard Is even more pronounced in Japan than in- our own country, and there it is recognized by law. It Is a novelty for the meek and gentle Japanese women to' petition for fair treatment. but what else could the government ex--l pect now that 'It'was admitted girls to the higher education? Leavenworth Times. j FROM OTHER PENS e j . TOUNG MEN AS SOLDIERS. It is the young fellows who make efficient men behind the guns. The naval records Just compiled show that the average age of gunners who made extraordinary records in practice by the Atlantic fleet- was remarkably low, running from 24.6 years, In the case of handlers of the big twelve-Inch guns to 20.5 years for the chaps who man ned the six-inch rapid firers. In nu merous cases the average included the trainers and captain of the crews, who as a rule are older than most of the other men. All the facts go to show that the American sailor caught young develops Into th most effleclent man of his class. Troy Times. JAPANESE NOT DECEIVED. It is noticeable that the more closely the intelligent representatives of Japan now in this country study the navy yards, the battleships and the land as well as the naval defenses of tha United States, the more emphatic are their protestations of the peaceful at titude of their people. The declara tion by German experts that the Amer ican navy is impotent is discounted by the head of the Japanese navy, when he inspects the resources at the com mand of the United States. Even criti cisms of the navy by alleged naval technical journals lose their force when personal inspection by the Jap anese experts dots not disclose those defects. Rochester Democrat. LEGAL LOVE. It is reported that a Washington suitor has taken -oath before a notary public that his affections all lean in the direction of a certain person named in the deposition. Before mak ing any bets onthe outcome of the suit, we should like to find the legal definition of perjury that holds in Cupid's court. Swearing one's undy ing any bets on the outcome of the possibly be a case of kissing the thumb instead of the Bible. New York Tribune. JAPANESE DEMOCRATS. The Democratic alarm bell sends forth a warning that the battleship fleet Is to be sent to the Pacific In aid of the Republican presidential cam paign, and Japanese Democrats are expected to believe It. Philadelphia Inquirer. MORE LIKE THE HARE. A Washington florist has a turtle ex hibited in his window that he has named "Teddy." While in the mem orable race the turtle certainly did win. his methods were not exactly those followed by the agile president of the United States. Baltimore American. LIKE DAVT"S COON. "Don't shoot, I'll come down" is the attitude of the Burlington railroad system on two-cent fares. The atti tude of the other coons in the railroad brush Is "Non Posumus." Brooklyn Eagle. FAIRBANKS' PRE-EMINENCE. In the art of maintaining a dignified silence, however,- Mr. Fairbanks has some claim to pre-eminence. Dallas News. GETS ON THEIR NERVES. The admirers-, of "Bill" as a good old-fashioned name snort In disgust at the idea of PhilanderV in the presi dential chair. Atlanta Georgian. GRADUATED EPITHETS. Jones told the story of a fish. The sice of it was model: His hearers sniffed in scornful wise And murmured: "Mollycoddle." He told the story once again, But only roused their Ire; His friends, perceiving how it grew. Ejaculated: "Liar!" He added next a dosen pounds. The story found no taker; Instead his auditors uprose And dubbed him: "Nature faker." Until he reached the first told size He caused the weight to vary, And then his friends, contemptuous,',- ' Remarked: "Reactionary." ' New Tork Sun. From Harry Orchard's Diary. July 4. Went out and blew up Pike's Peak, using a No. 8 bomb made with a short section of water main filled with: Radium, 1 part; guncot- ton, 5 parts: chloride of potassium. 2 parts. The spectacle of the Peak go ing over the horizon was one of the most Inspiring of my career. JUiy 6. Didn't blow up anything. Thought of going out and blowing Denver off the map, but stayed at home and put the blower on in the bomb factory. July 6. Started on a lob In Nevada. Took four bombs, one No. 8 for mills; one io. i xor altering tne topography of a section of country about the size or tne renowstone National park; one No. 1 for individual surface work, and one iso. is ior snooting a hole in the moon.- July 7. Reached Silver Gulch. I vada, and changed the rather rugged surrounding country Into levi ninin This hitherto barren section will some aay mane a nne grazing- countrv. find this work of alterine- the piexion or tne map very pleasant. . July 8. Visited Goldlbuir and hl.w the mining camp at that place around on the other side of the Panamint mountains, using an old boiler filled with 1,500 pounds of giant powder, two tons of potash CI alwavs s not. ash in a pot shot like this), and four oarreis oi wood powder. July 3. My attention having been caned -to the impassability of the itocKy mountains for railroad our. poses between Grand Junction and the North pass. I went over anil niMil four first-class gaps in that range, us ing the regular bomb for deep gash worn tne jno. sugared. July 10. It now belne within five days of the open season for mine bosses in Colorado, I returned to that state to blow a few of there over the Great Divide. July 11. On train. Sat bv the win dow with my pockets filled with small hand grenades, and amused myself Diowing up stations along the wav. think the most amusing thlntr I ever saw was the town of Sidehlll, Colo rado, wnen I hit it in front of the oost- onice wnn a tin can nned with Iid dlte. It got up as one buildinar and ascended to a nelgnt or about half mlie, alighting upon the back of its neck in a nearby gulch. July 12. Dull dav. Took a wheel barrow load of small No. 6 bombs up town and tried for a few notables, but no luck. Saw Sherman Bell and hit him In the back with a hodful of: dy namite, 7 parts; . nitro-glycerine, 1 parts, and sulphuric acid, 1 part; but think he had a suit of armor under his clothes. At any rate, after light ing about a quarter of a mile distant. he walked off as if he had tripped. Clark McAdam In St. Louis Post-Dis patch. "' A' Gold Mine. A certain western congressman has had disastrous experience in gold mine speculations. One day a number of colleagues were discussing the sub ject of speculation, when one of them said to the western member: "Tom, as an expert, give us a defini tion of the term bonanza.' " 'A bonanza,' " replied the western man, with emphasis, "Is a hole in the ground owned by a champion liar!" Success. Full Particulars Wanted. ' When the nurse brought the cheering news to Toperton recently that he had just become the father of triplets, he betrayed no particular satisfaction. Boys?" he growlingly queried. "Only one boy, sir." "Well," said Topperton, "go on; don't keep me in suspense. One boy what are the others?" Sketchy Bits. QUAKER REFLECTIONS. From the Philadelphia Record. A square meal is as broad as It long. There s a shake-up In summer drinks. It's the uppish fellow who refuses to be downed. A Manayunk girl says the Elks are perfect dears. The girl who puts on airs doesn't always keep cool. The baseball pitcher should have a striking personality. It is doubtful if a woman could hit anything even should she throw a fit. The fellow who always has his ham mer out is seldom the one to nail a lie. Even when crops are a failure farmers always seem able to raise whiskers. It is quite natural that the winners in a game of bridge should have a walk-over. strange as it may seem, you can save yourself a lot of trouble by not borrowing any. Nell "Fanny says 6he is working for an electrical supply house. Belle "Ah, an electric Fan, eh?" Muggins "Wigwag is very attent ive to his wife, isn't he?" Bugglns "Yes; you might think they weren't married." Blobba "Do you think it is true that sausages are made from dogs?" Slobbs "Well. I've noticed at my boarding house that when the board ers get too much of that sort of diet they commence to growl about it." POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago News. It's easy to live on love alone be tween meals. Luck consists of having what some other fellow wants. If a man is honest he can afford to stay out of politics. Tes, Cordelia, there are more than sixteen ounces in a dog pound. A man isn't necessarily a vocalist because he sings his own praise. . It stands to reason that a tennis suit should be tried In -open court. Some of the people who are dissat isfied with this world will be disap pointed with heaven If they get there. Many a woman wouldn't do a thing but send in a hurry call for the doctor if her husband was to speak a kind word to her. . With the possible exception of wearing sensible clothes, the average woman would do almost anything that Is fashionable. j THE EVENING STORY Pete's Bad Hour. (By Frank H. Sweet) Pete Duffy ran crouching the freignt yards, scrambling across under tne cars on all-fnnn t-, . Ini.5 the top of a boxcar with the agility of a cat, he lay panting beside The city rose from the yards as xront an amphitheater. They were tfi n dust though a red gash still showed in the west where the hostile sun withdrew after a day that au miea me hospitals. The heat was intensified by reflection from the la- uynntn or rails and the metal of the rolling stock. A switch engine cough ed unseen far down the vards where harsh, jarring sounds accompanied tne snuntlng and coupling of cars. Lanterns danced and flickered - In jerky undulations. Pete was saturated with perspira tion. Ha pressed hla chest against the slope of the car roof, where It fell away from the footboard, to still the pounding of his heart. His temples throbbed, hla mouth was dry as ashes, and he breathed with wheezy sobs. Yet, in the midst of his torture, he listened with a sense so sharpened by Dredatorv habit and nresent dan ger that the physical consciousness of it added to his pain. As yet he dared not move. Voices floated to him. muffled and Indistinct, and he strained his ears to catch what was being said, or, failing tnat, to gather from their tones some clew to the identity of the speakers. A burst of lausrhter relieved him. The police would not laugh. The revolver, thrust Into the tight hipped trousers that he wore in com mon with his type, pressed against his ribs as he lay on It. He arew it out and placed it under the footboard, within easy- reach. There were still three cartridges in It. The other two had done their work done it well, he hoped, with a grim tightening of his thin lips. Mulligan had been looking for it since the section men's down-the-rlver picnic, when Pete proved him self the better man, is verybody had declared. Mulligan fleserved It, too. Couldn't he have taken a beating without making such a rumpus about it, and then spinning Old Man Leary a whole string of lies? And Leary was just on the point of adding his consent to Norah's and letting them hit it off together on the next picnic down the river. Even the priest had been spoken to with Leary's know ledge. Oh, well, there was no use whining about it now. Mulligan was soft on Norah, too, as everybody knew, and that was the real bone of contention; and Mulligan was brother-in-law to the section boss, who was supposed to have a Fu,l with the division superin tendent himself. The end was as plain now- as If pronounced in the crisp tones of a judge's sentence. Mul ligan was in tn floctors na,.as ana good for at least a nicnth In the hos pital. When he came out he would marry Norah. who would be mad through the lies told her, and and well, he, Pete, would either nave to skulk around in hiding or give him self up and take his medicine. And of course, he had forever lost all chance of a Job on the road with Mul lis-an. Pete dug his nails into his palms ana writhed. Remorse he had none. He would have done it all over again. What had happened was, from hla viewpoint. inevitable, the one honorable thing. He would resist to tne last, or course, now that Norah was lost to him, what was the use of living? They would search the f relghtyard , though they seemed to have lost the scent. The growing darkness favored him. Perhaps he might venture now on a change of position. He raised his head. The switch engine still puffed, and the uneasy reflection of lanterns glimmered in spots, tneir Dear- crs hidden by intervening cars, ine tracks shook with the vibration of trains passing on the main line. To the north a massive bridge overhung the yard where it narrowed. Under the arc light that snapped and flickered above it two policemen were posted, their faces blue black under the shadow of their summer helmets. He was about to descend between the cars when the sound of approaching feet arrested him, even as his hand closed upon the top rung of the Iron ladder to swing off. He noiselessly cocKC-a tne re volver. Th car doer rolled open, there was a scramble and the crack of a match within. Pete lowered his weapon and neered downward just as a dark form emerged from the interior.closely follow ed by a second. There was tnat in eacn shambling figure which needed no more than outline to declare tne tramp. They stood leaning with their backs against the sill. Ha s goin to Croat, - asserxea one of them. "Me for Beertown." You've lost your nerve, it s notnin but the heat. I seen kids like that be fore." "I tell ye he's goin' to oroak," reit erated the first voice. "Listen to him breathe." There was a short silence. "Tou're a chump," the other struck in presently. "Dldn t we find him lost near the yards, an' lock him in the car for safe keepln'? What have we done? Nothln' only took care of him. An won't his folks make good when we write 'em how we rescued little Willie from hoboes up the line? It ought to be good for fifty apiece, the way he's rigged out. An' you want to weaken. A thin, querulous cry sounded from the depths of the car. The second tramp stuck his head into the door and growled a ferocious threat. "I won't stand for It," protested the other. "It's plain kldnappln'," Huh! We only takes him up the line a hundred miles or so. This train pulls out at 11. It's a cinch." "Stay with it, tnen, lr you want to, ain't takin' no chances with a dead kid." The speaker dived under the rods and disappeared. His companion swore, looked Into the car and hesi tated. A sight cf the officers on the bridge decided him, and he followed the other. Again the cry sounded faintly from the Interior. Pete hung motionless, his hand still clutching the rung of the ladder. Tha sound haunted him. Pos sibly something: in the helplessness of the child dimly suggested an analogy with his own situation. He descended the ladder and swung himself lightly into the car. It was pitch dark there, and the air was like an oven. He heard a panting, flutter ing respiration, and struck a match, ' masking the flame with his hands. - i Bred in the tenements, he had seen enough of heat prostration to recog nize the symptoms which precede the ' final collapse. A moment later he leaped down, bearing a little boy across his left arm. The child had been subjected to the terrible heat of the closed car perhaps for hours. Ter rified Into silence at flrst by the threats of his captors, and then, after little, incapable of effective outcry. I only this chance stood between him and death. Pete laid him upon the road ballast and stood at bay. Between the two loomed the prison. Let the boy die. It was every one for himself. Did any one ever help him, Pete, when hts back was at the wall ? A great gush of flame from a tall chimney beyond the yards threw a blood-red reflection upon the upturn ed face of the gasping child. The man drew his hands across his1 eyes. In that moment, from the depths of his being, the soul of his ancestors enjoined upon him that atonement which was the law of their forgotten sept. He lifted the boy across . hts shoulder, drew himself over the fence with his free arm, and present ly stood under the lights of the street outside the yards. From the bridge two officers ran toward him. "Look out or you'll hurt the boy," he growled, as they closed upon him. "I ain't goin' to make no flght." Two hours later the cell occupied by the prisoner was unlocked. "Tou're bailed. sal dthe policeman. "By who?" incredulously queried Pete. "The superintendent Mr. Wheat ley. That was his kid you brought out of the yards. He was near wild. Say, you're all right." Then he stood back to make room for some one behind him. It was Norah, blushing and sobbing. (Copy righted 1907 by P. C. Eastment.) HUMOR OF THE DAY "I don't believe you ever work." said the charitable citizen. "Well," responded the beggar, pocketing a dime, "I Just worked you, didn't I?" Philadelphia Ledger. Doctor Tou understand, don't you. that this Is only to be used externally? Patient's Wife Sure, sir. I alius makes Mm get out o' bed to drink it. Harper's Weekly. "I believe It's at fact that a man must get to be at least 30 before he really knows anytnmg. "Yes. and he must be at least 40 before he learns to ault tellinir what he knows." Philadelphia Press. . "Paw. what is a lav delea-ate . to a. church conference?" A yellow legged chicken, Chicago Tribune. my son. "Doctors never bleed nennla now. -do the?" Great Scott, man! Did vou ever have one of them send you a bill?" Baltimore American. 'Who discovered America.?" asked the teacher. 'Columbus discovered It." anawerrd th boy whose father is under suspicion of graft, "but he didn't know how to get the money out of it." Washington Star. Mr. Flatwell fhls first Atlantic vnnU Do you know, Mary, that this ship burns 400 tons of coal every day? Mrs. Flatwell William Hmnr. hiva von been letting the Janitor stuff you wth any uui j.aury uues as tnat f ucK. "Have you named the baby yet?" "Not yet. Uncle Theonhilus has bepn plunging heavily in wheat, and we're waiting ta see how he comes out." Chi cago Tribune. First Artist Splasher says he never paints anything but high art. Second Artist Perhaps that Is why the Hanging committee always hang his pic tures above all the rest, almost out of sight. Roeeleaf. She I see in some of the Chilian towns women are conductors on the street cars. He I suppose it is hard to tell, then, when she is calling out & etreet, whether he has not her mouth full of hairpins? Yonkers Statesman. "Why did you leave the room so hur riedly'. "Because," answered young Mrs. Tor kins, "Charley is beginning to talk about the weather. I approve of what he Is go ing to say, though I don't think It proper for me to hear it." Washington Star. "What color did you paint your house?" "Herring." "Herring?" "Yes, I live near a number of fac tories." "Well, what has that to do with It?" "I knew herring looked well smoked." Cleveland Plain Dealer. Tommy Pa, what is natural history? Pa Letters going into pigeon holes. New York Sun. Club Woman Tou have no mind of your own, you microbe! You're merely one of those persons who think they think' Only Her Husband You flattop ma dear; I often fancy that I Imagine I only suspect I think! Puck. GLOBE SIGHTS. From the Atchison Globe. Even the dog that attends to Its own business Is admired. A compliment Is like a big flsh story: Should not be taken seriously. Sometimes what you pay for Isn't verv good, but what you get free Is worse. You can't always pick out the man who is making money by the way he spends it. It Is not a sign a man is without en thusiasm because he shows no enthus iasm over your affairs. Ever notice the majority of neoDle who tide on the cars look as though thev could not afford the trip? A properly appreciative man meets a new reason every hour for being grate ful that he Is not a woman. Subject for discussion at the next meeting of the Shannon Literary so ciety: "Resolved, That a man is usual ly guilty." There are so many ways of killing a friendship: One is expecting something of your friend, and another Is being perfectly frank" with him. How much charity there Is for the thoroughly worthless and useless man I And how sharp the criticism of the men who are decent and useful. It Is said that when a man tells the same stories day after day. It Is a sign he is growing old. All men, whether young or old, tell the same stories day after day. A farmer living six miles north of town lately saw six big birds hovering around, and at first thought they were buzzards; but closer investigation con vinced him they were storks. Bill Moore la always telling how he works like a slave, and that he has worked so long he can't quit. We have worked a long time, too, but we'd have no difficulty In quitting if we had a chance. Every day we meet a man who Is cer tainly fifteen years older than we are, and he says, "When men become as old as we are, it makes a difference," etc. And we don't like him to talk that way. There was one good Item in town to day, but we didn't get It. Bill Harri son knew it, and was telling it at the depot, but he was going to Weston, and was so long telling the Introductory de tails that his train pulled out before he got to the item. A man and his wife and six children have been waiting all day at the depot. They arrived early this morning, and expected a man living north of town to meet them; they expected to visit tha man living north of town. We don't blame the man living north of towa for not showing up.