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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOUENAIr WEDNESDAY EVENING-, JTffLY 31, 1907.
TOPEE A ST1TE J0URS1L . By FRANK P. 1UO LENXAN. Entered July 1. 1875, as second-class matter at the postoffice at Topeka, Kan. unaer tne act 01 congresg.j .VOLUME XXXIV.... No. 184 Official State Paper.' Official Paper City of Topeka. Tiruvrs nv sttrshriptiON. . ' Daily edition, delivered by carrier, 10 ' cents a week to any part of Topeka, or . suburbs, or at the same price In any Kan sas towns where the paper has a carrier , sjstem. By mall, one year 3.60 By mail, three months 90 Saturday edition of daily, one year 1.00 TELEPHONES. Business office Bell 107 Business office Ind. 107 Reporters' room Bell 5 Reporters' room .Ind. 5 Frank P. MacLennan Ind. 700 PERMANENT HOME. Topeka State Journal building;. S00 and 802 Kansas avenue, corner of Eighth. New York office: Flatiron building, at Twenty-third street, corner Fifth avenue and Broadwav. Paul Block, manager. Chicago office: Hartford building. Paul Block, manager. FULL LEASED WIRE REPORT OP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. The State Journal is a member of the Associated Press and receives the full day telegraph report of that great news or ganization for the exclusive afternoon publication In Topeka. The news Is received in The State Jour nal building over wires for this sole pur pose. HOME NEWS WHILE AWAY. Subscribers of the State Journal ' away during the summer may hare the paper mailed regularly each day to any address at the rate of ten cents a week or thirty cents a month (by mall only). Address changed as often as desired. While out of town the State Journal will be to you like a dally letter from home. Advance payment is requested on these short time subscriptions, to save bookkeeping expense. How will the Appeal to Reason be able to express Itself in cold type this week? The weather prophet who predicted a killing frost in July must have died of the heat. Out of all the trouble of the Uncle Earn Oil company, one fact jstands su preme: Advertising pays. The Clay Center Chautauqua clear ed $500 this year. Stubbs must be a success as a Chautauqua drawing card. Circuses report poor attendance in Kansas this year. Is the Chautauqua proving too swift competition for the circus? "The fight on tobacco is coming," observes the "Wichita Eagle. Yep. It has already started against the tobac co trust. There is some advantage in being small. The formation of the theater trust isn't worrying the nickel moving picture shows. . . ; A Kansas maiC. has" been elected president of the National Dental Ex aminers' association. Another case of a man with a strong pull. North Carolina must have some of ficials like old Webb McNall. Judging from the way they stood up against a federal judge and the corporations. Tom Lawson has just purchased a 17 million dollar copper property in Arizona. Tom appears to have a few coins left, notwithstanding The Sys tem. Funny stuff this two-per-cent. Ex perts assert that less of it is required to make the consumer boozy than Is necessary of patent medicine contain ing 22 per cent. "The lie about the spiked lemon ade," says the Llndsborg Record, "will perhaps never be authoritatively nail ed." The authorities will do well If they can even tack it. While he did not win the jury, the Speech of Senator Borah In closing the Haywood trial will go down in the judicial history of the west as a mas terpiece. It won the praise even of those who firmly believed Haywood Innocent. Betn a city of over 100,000 people, the largest town in Kansas, and the second greatest live stock market In the world Kansas City, Kan., be lieves it is entitled to have a depot from each of the railroads running through the town. Those Chicago people who insist on committing suicide by Jumping from the eighteenth story of some sky scraper, should be more considerate. They run great danger of making Jelly out of some Innocent bystander down below. Then they would not only be ruilty of suicide, but of manslaughter also. Papers in which Henry Allen Is In terested are somewhat divided as to their favorites for governor. The Wichita Beacon is for Davidson, the Garden City Telegram would natural ly prefer to see Fitzgerald advanced, tha Fort Scott Republican is putting up & strenuous fight for Grant Horna day, while the Parsons Sun is for "ary one or all." There is a remarkable unanimity among them, however. In their opposition to one Wr. R. Stubbs. A. few days ago it was stated in these columns that the state of Iowa produced only a little over a million bushels of wheat a year. These figures were given by the Chicago Daily. News Almanac as the total wheat produc tion of Iowa In 1905 but It appears to be only the winter wheat production. The total Iowa wheat crop last year was a little over nine million bush els, or about ten per cent of a fair Kansas crop. The Southern, Railway says It was "coerced" In North Carolina. It ear. taln'v was. It waa coerced by the new passenger fare law. It was coerced into obeying the law just as anyone else would have to do, until the courts decide that the law is uncon stitutional. A little more coercion of this kind - directed against corpora tions and individuals who are dispoS' ed to override laws they do not hap- pen to like, would be a good thing for the country. THE ENDORSEMENT OP TAFT. In spite of the protests of Senator Foraker, who also has the sympathy and co-operation of his colleague. Sen ator Dick, "the Republican state commit tee of Ohio endorsed Secretary Taft as Ohio's candidate for the presidency. It is true that the vote was exceedingly close, but when it Is remembered that Forajcer has heretofore always con trolled the party machinery in Ohio, and that both United States senators were lined- up in opposition to Taft, who is personally paying no attention to his presidential candidacy, the endorsement is a decided victory for the friends of the secretary. Sinator Fcraker has given it out flat, however, that he will fight Taft in Ohio. He says he cannot support the secre tary on ecco'.:nt of the latter's tariff re vision sentiments. He has to have some excuse and this is as good as any. Moreover, Serator Foraker made it clear in his letter that he is not out of the presidential race himself, and he probably intended this for an excuse that his friends might use for not join ing in Taft's endorsement. In fact, Foraker virtually said that he is only waiting for an Invitation from his friends to announce his presidential can didacy. . The Foraker letter means that tariff revision is bound to be an issue in the coming campaign. Foraker has declared war on Taft and Jie has made it evident that he will use the secretary's tariff re vision views for ammunition. Ohio is a great manufacturing state, and he will use tha old appeals to the laboring men to stand by the tariff, as the tariff is responsible according to the trust de fenders for prosperity and high wages. Then he will argue to the farmers that the tariff makes work and therefore a home market for their products. All of which sounds very well theoretically, but which Is no longer true since the trusts have secured control of industrial affairs. ": One cannot believe that the people of Ohio can longer, be deceived by such sophistry. ' While the action of the Ohio com mittee yesterday was a victo'ry for the supporters .of Taft especially in view of the claim of the Foraker faction that it could prevent such action It is evident that the supporters of the Roosevelt policies, who wish to see Taft the next president, must not go to sleep. The trusts and monied inter ests are evidently at work. They are undoubtedly busy in the south help ing Foraker to secure the Republican delegations from those states, which. as has been shown in these columns, have an undue Influence in naming a presidential candidate. . The.trusts are behind Knox, and Fairbanks, and Can non, any of whom would be preferred by them to Taft. They will not have to control very many northern states. n addition to the south, to give them control of the national convention. Therefore it behooves the friends of Taft to be active. Of course it would be suicidal to the Republican party to nominate a man like Foraker or Fairbanks, but the trusts have so much faith in tha power of money that they believe they can elect any candidate when once nomi nated on the Republican ticket. The events in Ohio in the last two days the publication of Foraker s letter and the endorsement of Taft are extremely important and signifi cant to the whole nation, in that they define the situation. The thins that is necessary is for the rank and file of the Republican party to be alive to the situation. The rank and file is for the Roosevelt pqlicies. and if it keeps its eyes open there will be no doubt concerning Taft's nomination. PARKS. If any one doubts that parks are a good investment for a city, let him visit Central park at Clay and Thir teenth streets. It has been only about eight years since the Question of a park Fystem was first advocated in Topeka, and it was some time after that before the movement rained suf ficient headway to allow a real start to be made. - Central park was nearly lost to the city, and had it not been for the action of certain public spirited men In preserving it for park purposes, it would now be cut up into residence lots, some of them low-lyIn and doubtless covered with weeds. The surrounding property would not have been nearly so valuable as it is today. There has not yet been time to fully develop Central park. The park com missioners have only a small amount of money each year with which to im prove the entire park rystem of the city. Besides, years are required for trees to grow. Notwithstanding that, Central park Is a place of beauty. Its shrubbery and nowers and grassy slopes are exceedingly attractive, and as a resting place for tired workers on a summer's evening it is an invalu able asset. When time and means af ford opportunity for still further de velopment, especially to utilize the lit tle lakes, it will be still more bene ficial. As a pecuniary investment alone it has been of tremendous value to the southwestern portion of the city. Property for blocks around is worth much more in dollars and cents than It would be were the low places of Central park filled In and cut up into lots. It is worth many times its cost to that park district simply as a finan cial investment. In the same time City park on the banks of the river, with its natural shade, has been greatly Improved at small cost and made attractive as a breathing spot. The same is being done with the various small tracts In various localities that have been set aside for park purposes. And in the meantime Gage park, west of the city, Is being prepared for the public play- ground which Topeka will need a very few years hence when its population shall far exceed Its present figures. The prophecies of those who advo cated a park system eight years ago have been more than fulfilled. Already the benefits to the city from our small and partly-developed parks have been Incalculable, and they will be for heritage of those to come In future years, .when a greater Topeka will be noted as one of the beauty spots of the middle west.. JOURNAL Elf TRIES Personal Note: Jupiter Pluvius favored us with a welcome visit a few cays ago. Call again, Jupe. . . Victor Murdock says the best way to keep a hired man contented is' not to ask him to do the milking. The ex pert who gives advice to this depart ment says that is all right as far as it goes, but it should be supplemented with plenty of pie three times a day. , At Hutchinson the other night, ac cording to an exchange, a man cried out in his sleep: "Go on! go on!" His wire -woke up and said: "Shut up you old fool. The Chautauqua has nfcen over a week." This departmen bolieves the old lady was wrong In her conclusions. He was probably yelling to me Dase runner who had just reached second. They don't talk any thing but baseballese in their sleep at Hutchinson and not much else when they are awake. - Here Is a pointer for next year: If a Chautauqua wishes to be reallvDODU lar It should advertise a Ladies' Free Day. We note that "extracts" from a let- ter by former Lieutenant Governor Percy Daniels fill over two columns of solid type. The whole letter would probably make a book., " Mr. Pool, of Rice county, is figuring cn x.000 bushels from his corn patch of 180 acres. A Harper man is the owner of three bull dogs and three game chickens. If the Japs want to fight, bring them on. What do you think of this? An Illustrated Lecture on Uncle Tom's Cabin" is touring the small towns and giving Us performance in its own tent Down at Anthony the water pipe in man's cellar burst and not only flooded the cellar, but the moisture cost him twenty cents a thousand gal Ions. He had just put a meter on the pipe. The latest instance of simplified spelling is furnished by an Iowa man who wrote to a Wellington lawyer about a small piece of land which he owns and which he referred to as "my aty." The EI Dorado Republican takes the report that William Allen White is a member of a church choir at Em poria as a reflection on Editor White, but Charlie Blakesley thinks those who have ever, heard "Bill" White sing understand that the report was started for the purpose of injuring the cr.urch. "What could be more trying on a man?" bewails Editor Olson of the Solomon Tribune. "Here we were with free railroad transportation and 'comps' to Ringling Bros.' circus, yet we had to stay at home and work." If Brother Olson will kindly furnish his recipe for securing free railroad trans portation to a number of other edi torial brethren, he will receive their eternal gratitude. Deacon Walker: There are always a few men in every church who think they can preach lots better sermons than the minister. . . . The man who mows the weeds in front of his place and keeps his trees trimmed has done more for his community than the citizen who has figured out which j-olitical faction will save the country . . . Funny, isn't it, that the man who can afford to booze never does it to amount to anything. It is always the fellow who can't afford it. . . . I have discovered that it makes no difference how great a philosopher you are. you can't do much for hu manity when a swarm of files are dancing a quadrille on your bald head. "A mem.ber of the city council who has the contract to build the wooden forms for the sewers," remarks Henry Allen, as he begins to cook up a good brand of advice, "sends the hot mes sage to the Beacon that he intends to come in and clean out the Beacon of fice. What's the use of that? With the temperature prowling around 90 degrees, what's the use of getting mad and smashing up a lot of newspaper furniture and filling up the city hos pitals with the remnants of edTtors? Why not keep cool; give up the city contract, or get out of the city coun cil and help the Beacon In its work of cleaning out the. graft In city con tracts? Tbats a lot better than cleaning out a newspaper office." According to the Arkansas City X Rays, a Kansas farmer sought the ad vice of a lawyer, with the following result: "It's this way," explained the client. "The fence runs between Prown'p place and mine. He claims that I encroached on his land, and I insist that he is trespassing on mine. Now what would you do if you were in mv place?" "If I were in your place.' replied the lawyer, "I'd go over and give Brown a cigar, take a drink with him, and settle the con troversy in ten minutes. But as things stand I advise you to sue him by all means. Let no arrogant, domineer ing, insolent pirate like Brown tram ple on your sacred rights. Assert ycur manhood and courage. I need the money." POINTED PARA GRAPHS. From the Chicago News. Real heroes act as their own press agents. After lending an ear the charitable man lends a hand. Some men's honesty is the result of want of opportunity. Usually a truly good woman has a sad look that is discouraging. The dentist isn't a kingmaker, but he can supply any man with a crown. When a man sits down and hopes for the best he Is apt to get the worst of It, Most amateur photographers prove conclusively that truth is stranger than fiction. "Woman, lovely woman," seems to be proper, but "man, lovely man," doesn't sound good to us. One shouldn't get discouraged be cause one Is unable to answer a child's questions. There are others. It isn't because they are looking for an excuse to applaud that the neigh bors are induced to keep an eye on you. JAYHAWKER JOTS KANSAS COMMENT LEAVE IT AT HOME. When starting on a Journey with a crowd, whether your traveling compan ions be children or grown people, be sure and leave that treacherous shotgun at home. Remember Its record Is a ghast ly, gory one ever since Its Invention. Never a day passes but what some in nocent life is snuffed out by its unex pected discharge, r Don't think for a minute you are one of these smart, care ful fellows and that the accidental kill ing of perhaps your best friend will ever be laid at your door. That traveling man. Warren, who was the cause of a little girl's horrible death at Mankato a week ago last Sunday, no doubt, was Just as careful as the ordinary man. But now with the little victim lying In the grave and Warren in an asylum what matters it how sure he felt at the stait of the Journey that he knew how to handle a gun? Her life Is gone and his mind a blank, and all over a moment's carelessness. The sorrow of one's friends over a loved one's tragic death is never lessened a particle because it is acci dental. WTe believe it would be a mighty good law that made it next to a crim inal offense for anybody to carry a shot gun in a rig of any kind. When you reaa oi a victim It nearly always nap pens that the accident was caused by the discharge of the weapon when it fell from the vehicle or while It was being pulled out hurriedly by its human victim. Leave it at home and play safe. Take along a barrel of whisky, a ton of dynamite or nltro-glycerlne if you will, but leave this old time tried killer hung up at home, and clear out of the reach of the children,, too. Smith County Pioneer. GROWINGBETTER. Only a few years ago It was no un common thing to see women smoking pipes. Such a sight now would excite our curiosity. Wonder if the time is coming when the same will be true of men? It Is possible, but not probable. It hasn't been so very long ago when a man could get drunk and wallow In the gutter without eliciting much com ment and without fear of losing any de gree of his popularity. But how about it now? Isn't this old world just natural ly growing better and blending into the divine right along? White City Regis ter. HARDLCCK. Poor Fairbanks. He hits it wrong every time he strikes. He saved a chambermaid, but chambermaids can't vote. He drank a cocktail and lost his temperance vote. Then he drank a glass of buttermilk, and It cost him the sa loonmen's vote. Fairbanks is so unlucky that,' If he should invent a method to keep everybody from ever getting sick or dying the only result to himself would bo losing :he support of the doctors and undercakers. Lawrence World. NATURALLY. We confess ignorance as to the in gredlents of the Fairbanks cocktail, but can Imagine from the name that It would be a pretty cold proposition. Bur- lingame Chronicle. FROM OTHER PENS AUSTRALIA BARS JAPANESE. Australia has a Jaw which most ef fectually bars Japanese from that country. The statute in question pro hibits the entrance of any colored peo ples, and the. Japanese are lnciu.- in that classification. . year or so ago a Japanese warship, or two visited Aus tralian ports, and while the officers and crews were permitted to land, it was with . the distinct understanding that they were not. to remain. A ship captain who touches at an Australian port with Japanese among his crew must furnish heavy bonds, guarantee lng that when he clears the Japanese will be aboard. If they are not, the bonds are forfeited and the runaways re hunted down and deported. Washington (D. C.) Herald. A "HORRIBLE" EXAMPLE. Out of her salary of more than J 75 r month a member of the Finnish diet allowed her husband but 13 cents day. Hence destitution and despair in the household and an attempt at suicide by the neglected spouse. Politics la a mocker and petticoat franchise is raging. The Finnish hor rible example is commended to the at tention of American suffragettes. It is as yet unparalleled by any instance from the co-educational leglslaturesof Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and Idaho, But all things are possible with time and with the domestic fences down. New York World ROCKEFELLER'S EXAMPLE BAD. Mr. Rockefeller's statements on the witness stand were a fitting climax to the undignified and unworthy attitude which he assumed while seeking to evade the process servers, of the United States district court. He testi fied to such hazy ideas of the business f the great corporation of which he is president that his answers to ques ions left only the alternative or be lieving his replies insincere or his of ficial position a sham. In either case the example set for the business world is bad. Cleveland Leader. THE "STEAL" DUTY. There has not been a year since 1880 when steel rails could not be made as cheaply in this country as in England, yet the American duty on rails in that time has ranged from $7.8 to $28 a ton. The export price has held far years at $20 a ton. The domestic price Is 128 a ton. which Is Just 16 cents more than $20 plus the duty. Yet the standpatters try to make the peo ple believe that the duty is not added to the price. Los Anseles News. QUALIFIED. Being both a doctor and a lawyer, San Francisco's new mayor ought to be able to cure the ills that afflict that city, be they physical or legal. Los Angeles Herald. KOREA'S TROUBLE. Weak, corrupt and incapable gov ernments cannot maintain national in dependence, and that is the trouble with Korea. Her struggles against Japanese control excite pity, but they come too late to be of any avail. Balttmoie News. ALL DOGSBA R RED. Mr. Roosevelt expresses the hope that nobody will send him any more dogs. How about the dogs of war, Mr. President? Richmond Times Dispatch. CHANGING COLOR. In-the meantime, Col.. Watterson's dark horse is gradually growing: gray. Galveston News. ON THEJOB. Excursion boats in New York are being watched by inspectors, who will be able to report after the . accident , happens. Minneapolis Journal. I MY LANDSCAPE. 1 have seen the painted landscapes lhat master hands have made; ioe jionous autumn woodland. The summer's light and shade. To me they all are beautiful, i ut none delights my eyes l-ilke the morning view from Oread -When the mists begin to rise. There toward the northern river Appears a wall of blue; So firm it stands! so strong it towers! Could army ere break through? But see! each soldier of the sun His master's bidding tries; The battle's brief and vict'ry's won When the mjts begin to rise. Eastward, the mist-filled valley. A broad, blue, tideless sea; Its islands scattered far and near. No calmer scene could be. I wait and watch a moment: They grow before my eyes, And quickly melt together, When the mists begin to rise. The sea rolls on to meet the sun. Swift breaks the solid wall. The hazy hills step boldly forth There's glory over all. You may praise your canvas landscapes. Green fields and sunset skies; . But let me stand on Oread, When the mists begin to rise. Mary Florence Forest in the Lawrence Journal. Confederate Retreat After Gettysburg. "I woke un In (he nia-ht T ii. eu oui, ne would say. "Everybody was sleepin' and I crept over to the window. It was raining like ." here grandfather's long list of com parisons ranea. ana he described it simply "it was Just rain and storm and marchin'. They kept going and cuius- ii ai tramp, tramp all night. ,a..a" any??y sPeak, grand- - ""3 uuiuren would ask. jou couian t near 'em for the o wouia answer. "Once in a while you could hear 'em cryin'. But -"e me it was Just rain and storm, rain and storm. They couldn't ,..W5.y.d.idn t our boy catch them?" i; alway asked. "I'd a run uur Doys was tired." Grandfather uuuuncu me union army with one Diiui i sentence, "me rebels kept drop pm m their tracks. There was two aeaa rront or the porch in the morn ing, and three across the bridge. I .ried to sneak out in th ni,h give 'em something tn Mt .i, - oi em to come in. but they thought I was too sick. They wouldn't let me go. I " It would 'a.' hiwn a rliu thin. tA . , - " - "ft w "'f enemies or your country that you'd been flghtin against!" Hen rietta would sometimes say scornfully. Grandfather's regret that he had not succored tha Confederates tiu vhh him like an obsession. You didn't see 'em marchin and hear the sick ones crvlna- when the rain held up a little." he reminds Henrietta. "Oh. I wish I'd out and done something for 'em!" Then he would lapse Into silence, his eyes on the long, red road which iea to mgerstown. it lay clear and not ana treeless In the sunshine.- tn his eyes, however, the dust was whip ped into mud by a beating rain, be neath which Lee and his army "marched and marched." He leaned forward as though straining to see. From "The Retreat." by Elsie Sing master, in the July Scribner. The College That Was Massacred. Between Jamestown and Richmond is a stretch of river as romantic, as historic, as the others traversed. Har vard, the pride of America, its first university? Why, here on the James at Henrico, a year before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth,-was a flourishing university, - and the first legislature that ever met In America, in 1619, passed a law requiring all children to be fitted for admission. In 1622, alas! the Indians massacred the 350 resi dents of Henrico, students and all. The funds of the college went to Will iam and Mary college, which institu tion annually helped out Harvard with a generous cash donation, Henrico is now lost in the wilder ness about Curie's Neck, where in 1676 lived Nathaniel Bacon, first revo lutionist, who burned Jamestown and made the colonial governor behave himself, although the revolution was postponed for exactly a hundred years when at Williamsburg Patrick Henry called another colonial governor to or- , der. Appleton s Magaslne. Child Travels 7,000 Miles Alone. Benjamin Meyerson, seven years old who started alone from Minsk, Russia, to join his rather, juelb Meyerson. in Omaha, Neb., has got as far as New York-, arriving, all duly tagged and la beled, by the Etrurla. The boy's father quit Russia some time ago on account of the revolution ary troubles. When little Benjamin set out to follow he was shipped from Minsk by way of Liverpool. In that city he became ill with the measles and was in a sorry plight until the American consul Interested himself In the case. He saw that the boy was taken care of, and when he gat well sent him along with a United States department of commerce and labor tag pinned on him with his others. When the child arrived here this tag bore the message: "Everybody look out for this boy, and give him an occasional bath." Benjamin is small, even for his age, but he wears a pair of manly-looking overalls. New York world. QUAKER REFLECTIONS. From the Philadelphia Record. Naughty, naughty! 00000000. Many a woman carries a J 20 nurse with nothing in it but her carfare. The doctor never considers an oper ation successful till ne collects his bill A woman's club may have certain aims, but it seldom hits what it aims at. The first thought of some people when they get to heaven will be to send a souvenir post-card. Too much money causes quite as much trouble as not enough. Still, most of. ub prefer that kind of trouble. Guzzler 'Yes, I am part Scotch." Wigwag "And I suppose the rest of you is made up or ice ana seltzer." Little Willie had overheard ,his father remark that the Elks' parade was a perfect Jam. "Gee!" remarked Willie, hungrily smacking his lips, "I wish I d a been there. "On what grounds," demanded Miss Strongmind, "do you base the su- cerioriay of man ? "Well." hesitated Mr. Meekton, "we positively refuse to have our clothes button down the back." REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR, ' From the New York Press. A man. can make a comfortable liv ing by having a rich father. - A girl has to be mighty pretty not to think she is more so. Trusting people Is a good way to get used to being disappointed. People who like to get up in the morning will He about other things, too. Tt iwi't a love letter unless It would mortlfv you to death to have It read on the witness stand. THE EVENING STORY Phillipa's Simple Life. (By Constance D'Arcy Mackay.) "And sq you are going in for it In real earnest, rusticity, breakfast foods and all?" teased Keith Hilliard, smiung as he spoke, ror Phillipa Ramsay, in the role of reformer, was a person to conjure with. She wore an air or nnalitv that Keith had neve seen before, and in her dark eyes was me gieam oi an unalterable purpose. ane box of chocolates that he had brought her remained unopened and untouched on a table near by a si lent witness .of Phillipa's change of ucari. Even her house dress had a touch oi earnestness. The trailing, shim mering gowns that had ilwava seem ed part and parcel of her personality were replaced by gray homespun. Mer hair was drawn hark mnothlv from her brow and coiled low on the back or her neck. Most sicmlficant of all- from beneath the edge of her skirt peeped forth a pair of slippers with iow neeis. "Life." said Phillipa. seriously, "Is altogether demoralized. We spend too much time over fuss and feathers, we are hampered by all this ," a wave of the hand Included the unobtrusive luxury of the Ramsay drawing room, its books and pictures and rosuy snaa ed lamps. "If we had just the simple necessities and no more, think how auietlv and sanelv we "should live. From this time on I am done with the frills of existence. And tomorrow leave for the mountain camp where shall spend the summer with half a dozen people who share the same point of view." Milliard's lins twitched a little "Isn't this rather rather sudden?' he Queried. "It's none the less sincere,", return ed Phillipa. spiritedly. "And that means you are done with the city and the things of the city for ever?" "Forever!" echoed Phillipa, sol emnly. "Oh, Keith, think how beau tiful it is going to be! Dawn and sun set and storm and a glimpse of the stars through the open tent flap! And to sit around a blazing fire and eat the things nrenared with our own hands! And where do l come in in mis new and splendid scheme? Am I nev er to see you again, or am I to sub sist on letters? If you would only Join our col ony." Phillipa glowed with entnu siasm. "Mr. and Mrs. Marsden and Richard Fenwick. and- It sounds alluring. But meantime what would become of my clients?' You could give up the law alto gether," said Phillipa serenely, "and become a woodsman "This is only June. Perhaps I'll run up two months later," said Hilliard lingering over his goodby. 'Do! urged Phillipa, apparently unaware of the look he bent on her, for her eyes had the far-off gaze of one who was seeing visions, It was a clear morning on the first of August that Hilliard walked briskly down the slope leading from the Hill- crest hotel to the lake and boathouse below. On one side stretched the vel vet expanse of the golf crurse, where a chattering group were starting an early game: on the other was the ten nis court, the racquets or the players flashing In the sun. Sounds of "Fif teen love!" reached Hilliard as he step ped into the launch that was waiting at the boathouse landing. He gave his directions and then settled back on the cushioned seat, Camp Idle Ease was five miles away, at the other end of the lake, a place rendered secluded by reason of Its rocky approach, which required the coolness and precision of a well trained boatman. The launch' flashed through the water at full speed, but not fast enough to suit Hilliard s im patience. It was weeks since he had had more from Phillipa than a hasty postal card, and his blood raced at the thought of seeing her. As the launch neared the landing, steered In and out between the moss-greened bowlders. he scanned the shore for a glimpse of her. Some one In a gray walking skirt was stooping over a smoldering fire. She raised her head. It was Phillipa! Oh, Keith!" she cried, "you ve come at last! The hand she held out to him was brown and hard. The mark of a burn ran from wrist to elbow. She was worn and thin, and a tiny furrow showed between her brows. On the ground lay a pile of pots and pans and what seemed to be the charred re mains of a day's baking. But Hilliard tactfully Ignored the signs. He chat ted of mutual acquaintances, of all that had transpired since he and Phil lioa, had last met. It was only when he mentioned that he was stopping at the Hillcrest hotel that Phillipa paused to refer to her present mode of life. "It's beautiful! she declared, in a tone that held more of challenge than of comment "Sure!" he agreed, heartily. "The air Is simply great! But where are the others?" he asked, with a glance at the seemingly deserted camp. "Oh. two have gone for a walk, and one to pick flowers, and two are writers and have a place wnere tney work, farther up in the woods." "And one does the dishwashing and baking and tends the fire," said Hil liard, with a keen glance. Phillipa flushed. "To each his portion," she quoted "And to some a triple portion! Ap- narentlv this Is one or the those camps where there Is one worker and five shirkers." "If you came here to criticise began PhUiipa Fart be it from me!" said Hilliard hastily. "By the way, the day after tomorrow we're having a hop at the hotel. It promises to be quite an event." "I suppose there are a lot of girls there?" said Phillipa, bending to stir the fire. "Stunners!" cried Hilliard with en thusiasm. "Well, goodby, Phillipa. I'm awfully glad you're so happy, and I'll see you soon again." Won't you stay for luncheon?" urged Phillipa In a tone which implied that he had better not. Thanks, no. I ve got to get back. Sky looks as if we might have a bit of a squall, doesn't It? All prepared?" "We can take care of ourselves. 1 think." said Phillipa, with dignity. Hilliard s weather prophecy came true with a rapidity and violence that kept the guests at Hillcrest housed for two days. "The squall," as Hilliard expressed it, "settled into a good long cry, witn tne rain coming aown in torrents, and never clearing till the night of the dance, when Hilliard set oft" In a sailingboat to see Phillipa. When he reached Camp Idle Ease It was all In darkness, with every evi dence that Its occupants had retired j n tiA rttctit The sagging canvas or the tents was sodden and blown awry, i the campfiro was a dreary smolder of damp wood and ashes; and as Hil liard stepped gropingly forward, the ground oozed and sozzled under foot. Suddenly from some place on nis rignt came the sound of a muffled sob, and peering through the blackness he saw a huddled figure on . tne one rustic bench the camp possessed. There was co mistaking that dark head bowed on the circled arms. "Phillipa!" cried Hilliard. She raised a startled, tear-wet face. "I thought you were nt the the hop," she quavered, her voice falling and breaking on the lust word- "Without you? Not much!" "But those other girls " Phil lipa's tones were still muffled. "Girls!" For a moment Hilliard was utterly bewildered. Then a light broke In on him. He laughed outright. "Why, Phillipa, surely you know there never was and never will be any one else but you! As for the hotel your aunt and uncle are waiting there for you -now. And they're brought your trunks all of them. I thought." he went on. "that if you knew how much it meant to me, you'd change your mind and come. You're not angry with me, are you?" he added, as Phillipa turned away her head. Phillipa's voice held something strangely like a sob. "Angry! Oh, Keith. before you came tonight I was the most miser able girl in the whole wide world! I find the simple life isn't what I plan ned at all! I'm tired and sick and dis gusted. Somehow the brunt of !t seems to come on me. All day long I work, and at night I dream of greasv dishes to be washed and a kettle that won't boil, and tents that let In the rain, and " "There, dear, I know. But remem ber it's over and done with. And It's getting late, and your aunt will be anxious, so hadn't you better run and tell those other campers that you're coming with me?" A few moments later Hilliard's sail boat was skimming in the direction of the Hillcrest, Phillipa sat In the stern. "When a woman," she mused, "has to choose between a mode of life and the man she loves. It doesn't take her very long to make up her mind. Rus ticity and simplicity may be all very well, but felicity Is best, after all!" (Copyrighted 1907. by E. C. Parcells.) "Ah!" exclaimed the Irate father, "how Is tt I catch you kissing my daughter. "Fine, sir; fine, indeed!" redled the young man. Philadelphia Press. "Why don't you Invite Mrs. Spiggins to your bridge whist parties? I understand ehe plays remarkably well." "That Is the Teason we don't wait her." Washington star. "Yessir, I helps support a large family." "You old fraud, you're not married." "But I patronize a saloon-keeper, wot Is." Washington Herald. The acaultted woman (voum and nret- ty) kissed her lawyer. "Madam." eaid he. with an attempt at firmness, "my stipula tion was that there should be no fee in this cast. You must permit me to return it." Philadelphia Ledger. Assistant Editor Here's a noem from a. fellow who is serving a. five years' term In the eastern penitentiary. Managing Editor Well, print It with a footnote explaining the circumstance. It may serve as a warning to other poets. Philadelphia Record. "It appears to me." remarked the tour ist, "that the superficial aspect of your community is misleading as an index of its sterling basic qualities." "Stranger," said Three-finger Sam, "if you're goin' to linger around here you want to talk guicker'n that. Too many men has been accusin' others of falsify in' an' gettin' awav with it under a liior cover of big words." Washington Star. . GLOBE SIGHTS. From the Atchison Globe. How Americans hate hard work. but how they love to "Josh." Remember that more than half your suspicions are unfounded. When a man can be hypnotized to do a thing, he wanted to do it any way. It is "light housekeeping" when a couple eats two meals out of thre with kin; When a man thanks you for point ing out an error he has made, he doesn't mean it. When we see a woman elaborately dressed, we always wonder how she gets herself apart at night. A man is all right If his wife en treats him to have more gravy, in the same voice she begs a woman caller to stay. Speaking about good old fashioned times: A worry less In those days was that the milk for the baby might get sour. When a man goes Into a grocery store to select cantaloupes, he exer cises all his intellectual powers, and then selects the worst ones. When a woman has a new dress that Is becoming, she Isn't satisfied until the man she likes best, and the woman she likes least, have seen it. John Habberton is getting ready to find out what a great man the late Darius Newly was. (Chart: Habber ton Is about to marry Newly's widow.) An agent has a scheme, In which there Is great possibility for him. There Is nothing but bother and ex pense in it for j'ou. Don't be worked. Nothing hurts a boy a feelings more than to act smart In the presence of a girl who Is staying all night with his sister, and then get whipped for It In her presence. Manv a girl has this experience: One day she has nothing to do. The next day she gets married, and has more to do the rest of her life than a man could stand up under. In a neighborhood the cheaper the people the bigger the neighborhood row, and in a marriage engagement the cheap people are the ones who make the big row over announcing the engagement. For ten years Mr. and Mrs. Lysan- der John Appleton never slept at the same timo. When one slept the other stayed awake to sit beside the bed of Davsve Mayme and watch to see If her temperature and breathing wer just right. Daysye Mayme was not sick; oh. no; but she was worse than sick: She Was An Only Child. After the other babies came, less attention was paid to temperature and breath ing, and now any of the Appleton children could have a fit In the night, and eat all the bed clothes, and Its parents would never know It. An Atchison girl who works down town got home last night at 6 o'clock. She took off tho dress she had worn on the street, and press.ed it to wear the next day; helped her mother get supper; washed up the dishes; fin ished making a shirtwaist she had cut out the night before; darned some stockings and at about 11 o'clock snatched up a paper to glance through before going to bed. She appened to see an artier canea Hints to a Working Girl" a id this Is hat she read: "When yon go nome at night take a tepid bath, and mas page your facn carefully. Manicure vonr nails. Put on a loose white dress, or a dainty colored lawn, and then entertain visitors on the porch or visit some park. or. better still, take a boat ride." That was TOO MUCH: Tho girl gave a scream and her family found her usy-aiK3 o the floor. -.'"' HVMOR OF THE DAY