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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOTOKAI-THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 1, 1907.
I0PELV STATE J9UMIL By FRANK P. MAO IiENNAN. Entered July L:" 1875, ; KM second-class fnp.ttr at tne posiomce mi ivpwst under the- act of congress. IVOLUMU XXXIV No. 185 Official State Paper. . Official Paper City of Topeka. OT-orowo svo QiraoPPTPTirtN. Xaily edition, delivered by carrier, i cents a week to any part of Topeka, or uburbs, or at the same price In any Kan aa tcrwna where the paper has a carrier system, m en By mail, one year... J" By mall, three months v. -J" eatnrday edition of dally, one year.... 1.00 TELEPHONES. Business office -- Business office - Reporters' room - Reporters' room frank P. MacLennan Bell 107 Ind. 107 Bell 577 Ind. 55 Ind. 700 PERMANENT HOME. Topeka State Journal building, 800 and s3 Kansas avenue, corner of Eighth. New York office: Flatiron building, at Twenty-third street, corner Fifth avenue and Broadway. Paul Block, manager. Chicago office: Hartford bujlding. Paul iJloci, manager. FULL LEASED WIRE REPORT OP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. The Btate Journal is a member of the 'Associated Press and receives the run aay telegraph report of that great news or ganization for the exclusive afternoon jrtjoncarion in i opens. The news Is received In The State Jour nal building- over wires lor this sola pur- HOME NEWS WHILE AWAY. .1 L Subscribers of the State Journal ray during the summer may have the paper mailed regularly each day o any address at the rate of ten cents ft week or thirty centa a month (by jmail only). Address changed as often las desired. While out of town the iStale Journal win be ' to yon like idaily letter from home, t Advance payment is requested on these short time subscriptions, to save bookkeeping expense. 1 By the way, has anyone heard of Ifcne Leslie M. Shaw recently? i T marra thn rrrn Mnn nrinut itwice more In the next four weeks, all hrill II be well. 1 The Bashl-Bazouks are helping- the rTnrks fight the Greeks. Sounds like 'comic opera. If Haywood will now lead the life of a desirable citizen, it will go far towards retrieving the past.' Senator Foraker's pronounced op .posltlon to the secretary of war will infuse new life into the Taft boom. Who said it was hot In Kansas? Look at this nice, summer-resort brand of weather we have been hav ; ing this week. Coney Island is not as anxious for a hot old time as It was. It had one a few nights ago when sevn blocks of its alleged amusements burned. s Every little white some reformer de f Clares war on the peekaboo waistbut it is noticeable that the peekaboo style holds its own at this time of year. Evidently North Carolina doesn't believe In the doctrine of nullification to the extent of allowing a federal Judge to nullify Its 2, -cent fare law." The railroads refused to give re duced rates for the Salina Chautauqua, and yet La Follette was not billed for the Salina assembly this year. Can not the railroads appreciate a favor? Taft is going to circumnavigate the globe and visit a lot of European capi tals. But Foraker and Fairbanks are content to let him have all the delegates from St. Petersburg and Berlin. The government has begun action against the powder trust. Evidently the senator from Delaware, who hap pens to be president of the powder trust, isn't making good at protecting his concern. The country is doing very little kicking about the Haywood verdict. Once In awhile some extremist screams about it, but the people as a rule have put their O. K. on the opin ion of the Jury. - There was an election In the Philip pines Tuesday. If we hear shortly 1 rumors of repeaters and charges of fraud from Manila, we will know that the Philippines are becoming qualified for self-government. Down at Girard. the home of the 'Appeal to Reason, a man was hired to fire a cannon every fifteen minutes from midnight until daylight in cele bration of the acquittal of Haywood. And the law-abiding citizens who wanted to sleep had to stand it. A Pennsylvania girl who was In the same boat with an idiot of "rocking proclivities, chucked ' him overboard. We trust a suitable monument will be erected for the Pennsylvania heroine without waiting for her to die, and that she will also be given a large as sortment of choice medals. Mr. Bryan has one chance to escape from the accusation that he crawfish ed on the government ownership Is sue. He said originally he was for government ownership as he did not believe government regulation would be a success. Government regulation bids fair to be something of a success, and Mr. Bryan has only to recognize -that fact to square himself 'with his former utterances. Noting that Captain Hobson's chau tauaua audiences in Kansas usually voted in favor of a greater navy when called on to do so. the Parsons Sun ex claims: "Of course they did. With a battleship Just named for her. with wheat, cattle, corn and other products to sell, why shouldn't Kansas want a big navy ? If there Is going to be any fighting, Kansas wants it done on the water." Which is true enough. But la addition to that Kansas feels that a big; navy is a good thing to have around the place to keep house with and as long as we can afford one, why not hay it? F. I. COBURN. This suggestion that Secretary Co burn be called out as a compromise can didate for governor sounds first rate. It is one that the warring factions ought to be able to readily agree upon. Of course, Mr. Coburn's wishes will have to be considered, for a man who will push aside a United States sena- torshlp Is liable to. have preferences with .regard to accepting a Job as gov ernor. But there is a wide difference between the two offices. In the United States senate Mr. Coburn would have been injected into the legislative arena, with its wire-pulling and intrigues, and he would have had no opportunity to ac complish anything unless he were re elected, and to secure a re-election it would have been necessary for him to engage in a rough-and-tumble political fight, which was entirely foreign to his nature. As the Republican candidate for governor his election would be practically unanimous and he would be free to carry out any policies that his well known executive ability might Indicate would be best for the people of the state. . It is still somewhat early in the game for the people to decide definitely whom they wish for governor, but there is no doubt concerning the popularity of Mr. Coburn or the , people's faith . in . his ability and integrity. He has no use whatever for politics in the general use of the term. He is not allied with either the machine element or the Square Deal crowd. Tet if he were governor both sides would get an ab solute square deal from him. So would the railroads, and the farmers, and every other Kansas interest. Nor would Kansas lose her "advertis ing agent" should Mr. Coburn become governor. In the office of chief exec utive of the state he could do a better Job of advertising the state and its re sources than ever. As governor he would command an even larger audi ence than he does in his present posi tion. Here Is another point: It has been over a decade since Kansas had an old soldier governor, and it has been the current supposition that it would never have another. While he never works at the old soldier business, F. D. Co burn Is a veteran of the Civil war. Few people ever hear him speak of his war record, yet he enlisted in 1863, at the age of 17, and he served until he was mustered out at Fort Gibson in 1866. Amid the political clamor in Kansas today the charges and recriminations of warring factions could the people advance the interests of the state fur ther than by taking the making of a governor out of the hands of the poli ticians and putting F. D. Coburn on the Job if he will consent? It is for the people to decide whom they want. The suggestion of Mr. Coburn's name should, and doubtless will, have their deepest consideration. WHAT LIXDSET SAID. " Judge Ben Llndsey, the famous Juvenile court Justice of Denver, who has attained a high place on the Chau tauqua circuit, was recently quoted as saying in an interview in the east that Senator Simon Guggenheim, of Colo rado, had bought his way into the United States senate and ought to be hung. For which alleged statement Judge Llndsey has been severely criti cised throughout the country. On his return home a few days ago Judge Lindsey issued a statement, ex plaining that the sensational portions of his interview had been quoted and the qualifying statements left out'. "Those Interviews," he says, "were exaggerated in part, and In part they stated exactly what I said, and no word of which do I intend to take back, but if I had the power, I would like to emphasize it all the stronger. I said Guggenheim bought his way into the senate. I said that those men who represented the lawlessness of preda tory wealth and who, through the cor rupt use of money, poisoned the sources of democracy at its fountain-head by controlling the political parties (through which, alone, the people have the power to express themselves). In the Interest of monopoly, class privilege, and . special Interests, were Just as dangerous criminals as the man who threw the bomb, and that, by the corruption of legislatures, they had. In Colorado, prevented the passage of laws for the benefit of humanity and designed to restore representative gov ernment, and. in this way, had poison ed and killed men and murdered de mocracy. I said I did not believe in hanging, but if they are going to hang one class of the guilty. Justice demand ed they should hang the other. I said there had been more or less of a class war in Colorado, but that our people are loyal and patriotic and, in time, they could be trusted to end the law lessness of both." FAILURES. "I notice," remarked Bill Doolittle to day, as he settled himself In a chair in the exchange room and put on his fight ing cast of countenance, "that prohibi tion doesn't prohibit in the 'dry' coun ties of Georgia any more than it does in Kansas. Down there 82 counties have local option, but liquor is sold in 'em right along. Why, 422 government li quor licenses were issued for those 82 counties. I tell you, you can't stop li quor sellin'.. and you might Just as well quit tryin'. This prohibition law only makes perjurers and hypocrites out of men. If it wasn't for prohibition', men wouldn't lie so much to get liquor. If you could enforce this fool prohibition law it would be different, but it can't be enforced. It's bound to be violated, an I'm agin it." And Bill settled down with the air of the man who has said all there is to be said. "Something in that," observed Dea con Twogood, pausing in his perusal of a shortgrass paper. "This prohibitory law in Kansas certainly makes a lot of men lie, and I suppose local option works the same way down In Georgia. I remember hearin' you swear, Bill, that you didn't know whether it was beer or something else that you Crank in a Joint down on lower Kansas, ave nue last fall, and that you Wasn't sure who sold the stuff to the .man who treated the crowd when you happened to be there : " - "See here, deacon," interrupted Bill, "that was dead .right. How could I be sure whether the stuff was beer or not? I didn't make it, and it came in a keg, so I couldn't see the label. And how could . I be sure about the bar tender's name? He might have been sailln' under an alias." "I merely mentioned that," said the deacon mildly, "to corroborate your ar gument. - And If it was necessary, I might mention seeln' you sign up to an affldavy in a drug store down the street here the other night. I went over and glanced at the book after you had sneaked out with that two-quart bottle under your coat, and I noticed you were suffering from a mighty bad case of in digestion. I've had indigestion myself in my day, but it never affected me the way you acted. And I noticed, too," said the deacon, "that you had tempor arily forgot your name. You signed Bill Smith' to that there affldavy." "Looks like more rain," said Bill, glancing out the window. "You are also correct," continued the deacon, "in saying that the prohibitory law is bound to be violated. I have frequently noticed that myself, and I presume you are better acquainted with the facts than I am. Now, here Is an item in this paper telling about a horse being stolen down southwest. It beats all how that law against horse stealin' is violated. It's seems to be a fact that a few vigorous doses of pun ishment sort of discourages it, but Just the same this horse stealin law contin ues to .be broke. Looks like we better not have 'any horse stealin' law at all than to have one that gets broke right along every once in a while and makes criminals out of the thieves. Why, I expect they'd even He about it if they was caught." "I never did believe this here man Haywood was guilty." remarked' Bill to the exchange editor. We note that Barney Oldfleld is again trying to commit suicide this time up in North Dakota where he is running his auto at almost a mile a minute gait. Harry Orchard has a "piece" running In one of the magazines, Being choice about the company. It keeps, this de partment iositively refuses to sell any stuff to that magazine, notwithstand Ing its Importunities, while Orchard's contribution is running. This department refuses to believe that a disastrous wreck, killing many people, will occur on the Missouri Pa cine some of these days, as an ex change prophesies. No people travel on that road If they can get out of It. Only a few weeks more and those of us who don't have natural gas will be fussing about the price of coal. A Pratt paper declares a girl down there wears a peekaboo waist that Isn't reinforced with other garments enoutth to mention, but it is believed the Pratt paper is simply trying to bring a large crowd of would-be spectators to town. The Wellington Dally Leader didn't succeed in leadlns as much as It wished, and so it has quit. Kansas Is now shipping Shetland ponies to Illinois. Seven went from one farm in Graham county recently. The Salina Journal, which lives along the line of the Missouri Pacific, refuses to be surprised at the Horace wreck. It is said that a smooth grafter sold 27 worthless watches In a .little town in Atchison county in three hours, and one of his victims was a banker. Since Belgium has prohibited the manufacture and sale of absinthe, the Wichita Beacon Is lookinz for a lot of two-per-cent absinthe Joints to start up in Belgium. Political note In the Beloit Call: Congressman Reeder was in town to day, contemplating some of the rocks. we presume, on which his statesman ship Is about to be wrecked. Notwithstanding her name, the court gave Mrs. Bialochowskl $12 a month alimony pending her divorce trial. But it must be remembered that Mr. Bialochowskl has the same name. Concordia sot no rain last Friday when the surrounding . country was moistened, but the weather bureau later made up for the slight by flood ing the town with a downpour of five inches. "Their meanest critics," observes the Hutchinson News, "can not deny the physical couraee of the Kansas rail road commissioners. They are plan ning to take anothej trip on a line of the Missouri Pacific." r - Kansas Is In' it strong at Boise. Senator Borah is a former Kansan. There are three Jurors who used to live in Kansas, and the court stenog rapher. Miss Florence Hartley, was once a resident of ElDorado. Hope Dispatch: Ray Shuman has a great curiosity out on his father's farm. He found a nest of quail eggs and set them Under a bantam hen. The hen hatched nine 'little fellows and she is mothering them around the yard In great shape. . The New York World advertises in a Lindsborg paper that its "thrice-a-week" edition is read wherever the English lanzuage Is, spoken. "But what." asks the Salina Journal, "made It think It could make business by ad vertising that fact In Lindsborg?" Here is a conversation that was heard on the streets of Lawrence the afternoon of circus day: "Hello, Jack, come down and let's have a bottle of two per cent." "Naw." answered Jack. "I'm makin' fer the willers, where there is a keg of eight per cent." REFLECTIO'XS OF A BACHELOR. From the New York Press.J A nice thing about being a million aire must be how everybody is afraid to dun you. A girl thinks It's very romantic to look at the picture of a man she doesn't know in a magazine. Hardly anybody is lucky enough to have all his relations hate him so they won't come to see him. What a girl likes about being engag ed is she can do all the things her mother won't let her when she isn't. When a man wants to sleep late In the morning all his children seem to think they were born to be - alarm clocks. I j JOURNAL ENTRIES 1 JAYHAWKER JOTS J KANSAS COMMENT THE STI- A T. TRUST. The government Is said to be plan ning to go after the steel trust. Dis trict Attorney Henev of San Francis co ought to be en mured for the work, He has Just succeeded in disrupting a sieai- trust in his home city. Hutchinson News. LOOKircn " If a boy could look ahead 30 years ana see two men, both- his possible fu ture self one - gentlemanly, educated and industrious; the other vicious. Ig norant and Idle, it would help him in making some of the- choices that are coming up to him every day. Jewell jepuDiican. AS USUAL. Despite the mild winter, the late spring, the dry weather, the rains and the recent intense heat. Kansas nrnm- ises to give a very satisfactory Recount or nerseir tnis year. Kingman Leader. HANfi TT! "If we have war with Japan, will we qui I using Japanese lanterns on our lawns.'- asks the Tooeka State Journal. What, pray, could be more significant of contempt thanHang!ng a Japanese lantern.' Leavenworth Times. MAYOR GREEN. Mayor William Green of Topeka Is ad vocating adopting the commission sys tem of city government soon enough to cut his term as mayor short one year. Being an honest man. Mayor Green has found that the Job of being mayor -of Topeka doesn't pay. Lawrence World TWO PER CENT. Two per cent Is the new name for. It. It is the same old kind, it Is said, drank in the same old way, and has the same old effect, on the same man who takes It. Smith County Pioneer. FROM OTHER PENS RICH MEN AND THE LAW. New conditions, at times, require new remedies. The offenses recog nized by the- criminal law are mainly such as have been common in society for centuries. - With the advance of civilization, it is no longer considered necessary to punish sheep-stealing with death. The tendency has been toward mitigation of the penalties of the law. But, with the increasing complexity of social relations, new offenses against the moral law appear for definition by the legal code. One of the most difficult problems in modern criminology is to find the most ef ficient way of dealing with predatory wealth. Shall we fine our Rockefel lers, or send them to Jail? Judge Ben Llndsey, of Denver, one of the foremost students of criminol ogy in the country, declared, the oth er day, that men like Simon Guggen heim, who bought his seat In the United States senate, are worse than bemb throwers, and should be hung, Senator Cullom's opinion, that Mr. Harrlman should be In the peniten tiary, is shared by many. But the plain fact is that, we have no laws to reach the Guggenheims and the Har rlmans. And the most that a Rocke feller may dread is a money fine, greatly less than the sum .filched from the pockets of the people. , President - Woodrow Wilson, of Princeton, In his "Fourth of July, ad dress at Jamestown, expressed the view which amounts to a popular con viction, when he said that, for the un lawful acts of corporations, men are responsible, and men, not the corpora tions, should be punished. Why im pound a locomotive, because the en glneer has been guilty of criminal carelessness? Lock up the engineer. President Wilson adds: "One really responsible man In Jail, one real originator of the schemes and transactions which are contrary to public Interest legally lodged in the pc-nltentlary, would bo worth more than a thousand corporations mulcted In fines, !f reform is to be genuine and permanent." Fines are commonly regarded as license paid. If the money to be made by. breaking the law is greater than the probable penalty, the law will con tinue to bo broken. But once place Harriman, Gould and Schlff behind the bars, and there will be no more Alton deals, even with $23,000,000 as the stake. Twenty-three millions suggests the predicament of twenty-three leading business men of Toledo, O., who have been sentenced to six months in Jail for violating the state law against e nspiracies in restraint of trade. There will be no more such cases for the courts in Toledo, in many a day. Such a law, when enforced, Is In strik ing contrast with our national legisla tion along the same lines. We will not go quite so far as Judge Lindsey, and advocate hanging for our Harrl- mans and Rockefellers. Stripes -and prison fare will be sufficient.- Los Angeles Times. ' COSTS LIKE IT. War Is not only hell, as General Sherman said, but' It Is an expensive hell. The world is today paying for the cost of two recent and highly ex pensive wars, and 1 yet some persons wonder where all -the money goes. The South African conquest cost Great Britain a cool $1,200,000,000, and the Boers must have spent a sixth a much more in defending their lit tlo republic. To get a foothold In Manchuria and drive back the Rus sian armies took atidy $1,100,000,000 from the Japanese treasury, while the ambitions for a greater empire cost the czar $1,500,000,000. In these two wars, not counting the many mil lions wmcn Germany is still paying out in southwest Africa, the stupend ous total of $4,000,000,000 was'' ex pended., A large part of this may- be set down as utter waste of capital. Philadelphia'PressV. THE FORCE OF EXAMPLE. Vestryman August Belmont urged the members of his church to give up some of their expenditures for pleas ure In order that they might be able to raise the insufficient salary of their clergyman. After which Mr. Belmont departed for Europe,' regretting that other expenditures made it impossible for him to contribute to that good cause. Pittsburg Dispatch. A GOVERNMENT WORTH WHILE. in tne French armv no less than 13,000 soldiers are unable to read. In our own army there Is not one illiter ate. See what comes of having a gov ernment that is worth while. Brook lyn Eagle. A DEMONSTRATION. Anyway, there are . a lot of neonle In Europe and Asia who know how that Uncle 54am hn a fleet of eighteen first-class battleships, who didn't know it three weeks ago. That is worth something. CoInraHn Knrins-a . . 3a. zette. STRENUOUS THEODORE. The neighbors watch the scene with glee When Teddy pitches hoy. They all look on dee-lighted-lee When- ToiMv nltchp linT-. The barnyard creatures, small and great, J-rfne up along the fence and gate, And on his actions ruminate.. When Teddy pitches hay. His helpers do not loaf about When Teddy -pitches -hay. - The perspiration oozes out When Teddy pitches hay. It makes them grunt to keep the pace; There's consternation In each-' face. . " As mammoth forkfuls fly. through space When Teddy pitches hay. There is no halt to breathe, or rest When Teddy pitches hay. It makes them puff to keep abreast When Teddy pitches hay. There's many a tired wrist and arm Upon that rugged Roosevelt farm, And rural life throws off its charm When Teddy pitches hay. Ah, how the pitchforks have to fly When Teddy pitches hay. There's hustling, no one can deny, When Teddy pitches hay. - And many a shirt Is wringing wet Before the field Is cleared, you bet! The brawny hands express regret When- Teddy pitches hay. 'Tis Just, like every Job he does When Teddy pitches hay. Things simply smoke and hum and buzz When Teddy pitches hay. . He enters in with all the zest Within that pent-up Roosevelt breast. His strenuous nature stands expressed When Teddy pitches hay. Los Angeles Express. Repartee. Many brief and telling replies are laid to the account of Douglas Jerrold. it win surnce to recall one. "What is going on?" said a bore, stopping Jer- roia on the street. I am," and the speaker suited the action to the word. Akin to this was the answer of John wesiey to tne blustering swaggerer who pushed against him on the path with the insulting remark: "I never mane way ror a fool " "I a wavs An said Wesley, quietly stepping aside and men piaciaiy pursuing his way. A similar anecdote is told of Lord Kitch ener of Khartum, who, while walking iil ol. j a.iues rarK, was accosted by an effusive stranger who grasped his nana ana saia: "Hello, Lord Kitch ener. 1 bet you don't know me!" The general gazed at him unmoved. "You win, ne remarked, laconically, and walked on. Bellman. Slang in Business. Illustrations of the disadvantage of cultivating local vernacular and slang in one s language are sometimes Drought sharply home to business men, as was the- case in a letter received the other day by a New York firm from one of their correspondents in the Far East, Which read in part as follows:' "Will you kindly send us a modern dictionary of American language, as we are unable to understand some of the phrases in your letters. Writinsr on the th ultimo, you say, for In stance: 'Do not let Messrs. hand you a lemon In this deal. If they try it on, pitch one for fair right over the plate to Mr. , and If he foozles cable for a solar plexus.' The terms used are foreign to us and we entirely fail to compre hend their significance." Shipping Il lustrated. Just a Hint. The manager of a shipyard Is re ported to have assembled his men to gether in the time office and told them to vote in a municipal election as they pleased. "In fact, I shan't tell you how I am going to vote," he said,1 "but af ter It is all over I shall have a barrel of beer brought into the yard." ("Hear, hear!" shouted the men.) 'But I shan't tap it unless Mr. Blank gets In." Argonaut. GLOBE SIGHTS. From the Atchison Globe.J Somehow. ' store teeth never look Just right. Some people buy gold bricks Just to have something to kick about. Farmers admire a cut price grocer until he cuts the price of eggs. Do you have two dispositions for use in talking over the telephone? So-many people . who imagine they are- pushing are really standing on the rope. - Going barefoot on stone pavements these days Is equal to taking a lodge Initiation. No man believes it is a very serious offense to steal watermelons, unless he owns the patch. , There Isn't as much difference be tween a croaking laugh and a silvery one, when heard in a business omce. as you might Imagine. Any kind of an excuse goes with Mother, but when a boy can fix up an excuse that will go with Father, he shows rare genius. - .'The' wife whose husband gives her all the money she wants, and no show of devotion- -with it, gets no sympathy from any .woman over 30. It always makes us mad when a man from Texas or Louisiana visits this section in July or August, and says: This weather here is hotter than it is where I live." Now, up and up. don't you remem ber more vividly the whippings your father gave you, than the many kind nesses he showed you, and are you not ashamed or yourself ror it? It is a "good plan when going on a trip on the cars at this season to take all the children: - If only two or three went they might not be able to catch all the cinders In their eyes. - When you see two women on a street corner these hot days, looking particularly amused, it is evident one is telling the other what little she wears around the house in the morn ing. We don't know of anything that looks . wrose than a newly dug grave watting for Its occupant. An old, for gotten, abandoned and tumbled-in grave looks comfortins and restful in comparison. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago News.l Curiosity often hides behind the mask of sympathy. Many a man is worth less than the in surance he carries. '- Airs" assumed by the self-made man are-mostly fresh airs. The average girl would rather have freckles than, a low instep. A- woman's figure, like her age, is sometimes a doubtful quantity. It costs more to avenge a wrong than it does to let it. go by default. -" When a woman has a train of thought if is apt to be an unlimited express. There is nothing better than a good woman, and -nothing worse than a bad one. ..... The easier it is to pump a man the less the information you get put of him is worth. There seems to be a yellow streak in human nature that makes it always want to shift the responsibility. .'. Only a man whose foolishness exceeds his bravery would even attempt to stop the runaway tongue of a woman, , THE EVENING STOR Y A Summer's Storm. (By A. M. Davies Ogden.) The afternoon sunshine rippled across the lake, burnishing the waves to gold and bringing out soft glints in Margaret Allston's hair. The girl's eyes gazed dreamily over the water, her hands, firm capable little hands, were clasped loosely behind her head as she leaned back in the rustic chair. rfe c'ear delicately penciled features, tne. pliant figure relaxed to a happy abandon, all breathed a rare atmos phere of refinement and charm. Mrs. Rushwell, .looking critically at her. wondered for the thousandth 'time why Margaret had never married. They were seated in one of the pret ty, piazza-crowned, boathouses which decorate the Adirondack shores. Mar garet had been reading aloud while the other sewed. Mrs. Rushwell care fully threaded her needle. "It has been so lovely to have you all to myself this way, Margaret," she said, sincerely. "I-almost wish Ned was not bringing up all that mob to night." - A glint of laughter, flickered In the girl's eyes. "And who all are cominar?" she queried idly. She knew Mary's so cial tastes Mary, who was never so happy as when entertaining? a room ful. For herself, the . fresh, cool breeze, the fringe of green edging the sparkling of purple mountains, these filled her with an unspeakable sense of peace and comfort. She did not think that the people would bother her greatly, Mrs. Rushwell reflected. "Well, there is Susie Hoyt, and Billy Morris, and Jim Blackwell and and oh, yes, you remember Townsend Lasslter. He is Just returned from Chill, where I believe he - was the most popular minister ever sent there from Washington. And Belen di Her- rera arrives, too. She is a sort of ward of his, I believe. He knew her parents Intimately and when - they both died he rather took charge of the girl and has Just brought her up to her mother's people. She was an American. The girl is awfully young. only 17, but they develop early in those countries. So when I asked him, I Invited her, too. He brought her to see me Just before I left town and in spite of his being so much old er, I believe he is going to marry her. Its quite a romantic story, isn't it?" "Very," murmered Margaret. She had grown a trifle paler, but that might have been attributable to the heat the breeze was going down with the sun. Her manner was quite un ruffled. i remember Mr. iasslter very well," she said quietly. "It will be pleasant to meet him again." But as she dressed for dinner that evening Margaret found herself using even more than her usual dainty care. When she had finished, the Kirl lifted the hand-glass and surveyed herself carefully. A little sigh fluttered be tween her parted lips. She was still slim and straight and tall, but the thoughtful mouth had a tired curve, the sort hair showed a patch of silver. "And he is engaged to a girl of 17, she reflected rather wistfully. "Will he think me very changed I wonder Then with a sudden change of mood she blew out the candle and smiled. He has probably forgotten the whole episode ages since." she decided. "Don't be a goose, Margaret. Evoking ghosts is a foolish pastime." But despite her philosophy, Margaret was conscious of a quick throb of in terest as-Townsend Lasslter came for ward to srreet her. ,He. at least, had not changed. Or if he had it was but to improve, conceded Margaret. The straight thick hair on his temples was touched with gray; the pleasant frank eyes had a serious look in them. But the old flashing smile was there. Mar garet experienced a sudden sense of lelief. There was no hint of awkward ness In his manner. The note of cordial greeting to an old friend was exactly right; then he turned. . I want you to meet Miss ai lier- rera, he said. During dinner Margaret looked at the little South American. She seemed I mere child with her great, dark, vel vety eyes . and sensitive, quivering month. And Townsend Lasslter cared for her. He treated her with a grave, careful tenderness that considered her every want. Yet all at once Margaret was conscious of a sudden, swelling sympathy for the shy, half-frightened little thing. She seemed so young, so helpless. As they all rose to leave the dining room, Margaret spoke to her in kindly, halting Spanish. The small face lighted up, the soft olive cheeks flush ed duskily as the girl stammered some grateful reply. Margaret was almost startled . at the loveliness of the child, and young Morris, close behind, caught his breatn. . The house party had been invited for two weeks. But hardly three dayB had Dassed before Mrs. Bushwell - began dimly to surmise something wrong. To all appearances her guests were well chosen and congenial. But some subtle sixth sense made her aware of a strain, a tension, carefully hidden but acutely present. She fell to watching but con clusions baffled her. The little South American girl, her eyes wider and dark er than ever, clung to Margaret witn an almost passionate devotion. The Morris boy moped. Margaret, in a mood difficult of analysis, enveloped herself In a wayward brilliancy impos sible to penetrate. Once or twice his hostess" caught Lasslter studying with curious eyes his little fiancee. What was the matter with them all, won dered Mrs. Bushwell. Was Lasslter Jealous? There could be nothing seri ous in the Morris boy's attentions. It was the last night of their stay. All day heavy clouds had been piling up in the west, threatening masses of violet. The sun had sunk below the horizon in a sullen blaze of dull red. The stillness and the heat were In tense. Margaret, restless and wearied, had slipped outside, seeking a refuge, a breath among the stately pines. Above her head they murmured in endless cadence: musical and mysteri ous. But to her troubled mind the tranquillity of the woods brought no peace. As yet the pain was too fresh for nature's assuagement. And twist ed through the tangle of her own per sistent thoughts ran a teasing little question of Belen's. Before dinner the girl had come to her room. The camellialike face was pale, the dusky eyes had an odd look of suffering. She had picked up Margaret's silver hand glass and stood balancing It absently. "Mr. Townsend. he Is a very great man, Is he not?" She had put the question wistfully, and Margaret had answered her yes. "It it is strange that he can care for one one so young, so ignorant, so untrained," faltered the young voice. "Do you do you think he really does i really?" The big eyes had searched Margaret's face with an eager, almost! a supplicating intensity. For a -moment Margaret's heart had almost stopped its beating. What ; could the child mean ? Then she had forced herself to calmness. - "I know he does." she had answered steadily. "He cares very much." But the question lingered in Mar garet's mind, touched to a poignant significance by the -memory of that small white face. Of what was the I child thinking, whence came the hid den feeling which had prompted th query ? Margaret, despite the close atmos phere, shivered. Why had Lasslter re turned, and why, oh, why, had he come here, to destroy, this time for ever, the peace of mind which Mar garet had believed' so secure at last. And this poor child who loved her! Involuntarily Margaret wrung her hands. ' How hard, how complicated was life! But, thank heaven, tomor row she need see him no more. There was a step, behind her on the soft carpet of fallen needles, a quick, firm tread coming hurriedly down the path. Margaret turned. It was dusky under the thick sheltering boughs,- but she recognized . at once that it -was Lasslter. At sight of the white figure before him the man started. "Margaret," he ejaculated sharply, "Margaret." But he caught himself at once. "I beg your nardon," ha smiled. "You looked almost like a ghost there among the trees. I am on my way to the bathhouse," explaining easily. "Belen and young Morris are on the lake and it looks so like a storm." Margaret, glancing upward, saw that in truth the last star was hidden: from afar came a dull rumble of thunder. His vague anxiety communicated itself suddenly to her. She turned toward the boathouse. "Come," she said quickly. It had grown very dark. The sultry air was breathless. Not. a sigh stirred the branches above. The slippery over grown path was difficult to find. . ' But Margaret sped unheedingly on. That little frail canoe out on the tumbling waters. Oh, why was the boathouse so far! And then all at once a gnarled old root thrust coldly out, caught her foot, she tripped, stumbled, the next instant she had fallen into Lasslter's arms. It was only for one brief fraction of time, one half anguished moment dur ing which the man, his stern self-control shaken, had gathered her close. Then Margaret broke from him. "Belen," ehe gasped. The lines around Lasslter's mouth whitened. "I know," he said. "I know." But despite his effort at self-mastery, the emotion roused was not to be so easily leashed. The bitterness of years surged to the surface. "Margaret," he cried. "Oh, Margaret, why did you send me away." "I I didn't know," murmured the wo man unsteadily. "I I thought I didn't care. And then It was too late; you had gone. But but you are happy now," she urged. "Belen " Belen Is a child," said Lasslter quiet ly. "When she was left so alone with only me for guardian there seemed noth ing else to do. I shall try to make her a good husband. But you Margaret " his voice suddenly dropped to an uncon ecious entreaty. "Margaret " Margaret, her throat aching and throb bing, was again hurrying blindly down the path. She must not listen. The thunder was drawing nearer. A low moan was beginning to shake the pine boughs. The storm was almost here. Then out of the gloom a voice echoed clearly across rhe water. 'No. no," it sobbed and both -.nan and women, stopping suddenly, recognized the voice as Belen's. "You musn't talk so. I can't marry you; oh, I can't. He loves me. Miss Alston says so, and he has been too good to me. 1 must not break his heart. But I love Billy." Across the murky darkness leaped a white flash of Are; a tremendous crash ing peal seemed to split the Very heav ens; and then suddenly the rain, loosed at last, came pouring down, cool, cleans ing, revivifying, bringing a grateful freshness to the thirsty ground, restored equilibrium to the surcharged atmosphere.- Great drops -pattered ; on- ' the pine boughs. But Margaret, her eyes wet with happy tears, was not conscious of the pelting rain. For in that seemed when lake and woods had stood distinct and clear, silhouetted aganlst that un earthly brilliance. In that Instant of vis ion had been revealed the picture of a man and & maid, a picture old when Time was young Billy Morris kissing Belen. "Margaret." cried Lasslter, hoarsely. "Oh Marearet. You saw, you heard. Belen Is going to marry Billy Morris. And you you are going to marry me. Aren't you, Margaret?" a3 she lifted her face to his. (Copyrighted, 1907, by Homer Sprague.) Lawson-Is he rich? , t .nirnhiiiniwilv Why. he stayed three days once at a Florida hotel. 8om erville Journal. Henderson You can't tell some women BJxjJ?iH5'vThat' rlarht. They won't stop long enough to listen to you. Bt. Joseph News-Press. "Scrlbbly must Intend starting a maga zine-" . . ... "What manes you inrnn mi "TT. tnM me he had a scheme to get his stuff published." Cleveland Plain Dealer. tvi vou ever think of your youth?" asked the first old man. "You bet I do!" said No. 2. "I'm still paying Interest on some debts I contract ed DCIOIB l na uiu . 1,1,1.511 . mtvvw . ter.. Uetroii J-Tei n-ess. Were you In the ark with Noah, grand pa" "No, my child, I was not in the ark with Noah." "Then, why weren't you drownedr Punch. HiinAav School Teacher Who can tell me the meaning of the word "repent ance?" 1 h. nause.) Sunday School Teacher What is that we feel after we have done something wrong? Little wirne rapa supper. o uoge. nhomondelyn You and your sister are twins, are you not? Marjorlbanks W e were when we were hiiHrsn. Now. however, she is fire years younger than I. Cleveland Leader. QUAKER REFLECTIONS. From the Philadelphia Record.J The dyspeptic's idea of the yellow peril Is a Welsh rabbit. A pretty girl always Inspires more envy than a clever one. Sometimes an exploded theory doesn't even wake up the theorist. All a woman has to do to appear mysterious Is to go heavily veiled. The philanthropy of some men con sists of a willingness to pass the hat. Many a man puts his property in his wife's name, including his happiness. Some people have to pay cash be cause they are not known, and others because they are. A pessimist is a person who can't forget that the beautiful butterfly came from a horrible grub. It eenerallv takes two to make a quarrel, but occasionally you will find a woman who can do the trick all by herself. Wlgg "How did BJones manage to lose out on that deal? He told every body he was in on the ground floor.' vagg "Maybe he found out that the elevator wasn't running." . ! Blobbs "It seems to me that Hen peckke has turned religious all of' a sudden." Slobbs "Yes, he has Just discovered that in heaven there is no marrying or giving In marriage," HUMOR OF THE DAY