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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL SATUKDAY EVENING, JUN 17, 1911.
14 IJy FRASK P. MAO LENNAN. Entered July 1. 15. second-class matter at the postoffice at Topeka. Kan., under the act of congress. VOLUME XXXVIII No. 136 Official Star Paper. Ofllclal Paper City of Topeka. TERMS OF STTTtaCUTPTIOV DsPy edition. delivered bv ,"!?'' cents a week to any part of ToDek. or suburbs, or at the same price In any K.. ma town where the paper has a carrier evstem. By mall, one year Tir mall, three months. "iturrlav edition of iIkIIy. one ver J3n , . -90 1 on BFT.L TELEPHONES. Risslness Office Reporters' Room . . ... ...... . iV'AV-Va' Private branch exchange. Call TOT ana ak The State Journal operator for per son or department desired. PERMANENT TTOJfPV Toneka State Journal bulldtne- an tOJ Kansas avenue, corner FtKhth. New York Officer 250 Fifth avenue, Paul Block, manaeer. .... Chicago Office: Hartford building. Paul 'rtlo'-k. mflTiftger. tn.l, LEASED WIRE HFPORT OF1 TTTE ASSOCIATED fttK'SS. The State Journal Is a , member of the Associated Press and receives the full day telegraph report of that great r" s-anizatlow for the exclusive afternoon publication In Topeka. The news Is received In The State Jour nal building over wires for this eole pur pose. HOME NEWS WHITE AWAY. Subscriber of tlie. Rato Jonrnal away from home tlnrlne the summer may have the paper mailed reiol-wly -Hch day to amy address ot the rate of ten rents a week or thirty cents a month (by mail only). Address fliansrod as often as desired. 'While out of town the State Jonrnal will be to yon like dally letter from home. Advance, payment Is requested on these short time subscriptions, to save bookkeeping expenses. There Is nothing no strange in the fact that a spirit of unrest still pre vails in Mexico. Most of the people cf Mexico who are not Indians are of Latin-American extraction. More money is on deposit In the tanks of Topeka than ever before In the history of the city. Evidently the bard times of which so much Is being beard these days are strangers to To peka and Kansas. There is this to be said to the creiit of automobiles. They play no favc rites. They treat the- high and lowly alike, as is evidenced By the fact that one of them In a balky mood threw the Crown Prince of Germany out on his head the other day. If the newspaper readers of today could get a squint at the newspapers of a hundred years hence, they would likelv see many and divers items tell ing of claims that are being pressed the federal government or damages growing out of the civil war u-iipn .Tnles Verne's "Twenty Thou sand Leagues Under The Sea" was pub ltshed not so many years ago, it was styled as a. mock-sclentiflc extrava 2,i nza. Yet a fleet of United States vessels of war of the submarine type has just left Newport. R. I., on on underwater voyage of VM miles. A new corporation that is already callea the bread trust has been form ed. It comprises the combination un der one management of 21 large baking companies in 15 of the big cities hi the east and south. Presumably ihe bakers in this enterprise have Xiguicd it out that they need more dough. A SATURDAY SERMON. Hear instruction, and-be wipe, and "re fuse it not. Proverbs VIII : 33. If this precept of Solomon . were more generally followed, there would be many more fine successes !n life. It wduld take on added charms and In terest for many who are struggling along in the rut of self-sufficiency. Any number of persons are alto gether too prone to think that they are adequate unto themselves In all things. They are particularly loath to accept instruction from any one or from any source. ' It is about the last thing in the world they would seel: on any sub ject. As soon as they reach the age of maturity, and very frequently be fore they get that far along, they form the ridiculous belief that they are just about as wise in all things as it Is pos sible for humans to be. They have a judgment and an opinion on every thing under the sun. And theirs Is the only right and tenable one in their own minds. They plod along -with their work, and also with their play, ac- i cording to their own ideas. They will I take advice from no one. They would not think of seeking Instruction on j anything. No, indeed, they know It all. The results of such an attitude are known to every discerning person. The people of the Hiram-Know-All type never accomplish anything very won derful in their lines of work, and they fail to get all of the possible enjoy ment out of their play. Poor, deluded, unfortunate creat ures! There are some of them who go so far as to think that It Is an ex hibition of ignorance to accept or ask for instruction on any subject. Why, a man was actually once' heard to re mark that he considered It an ac knowledgment of ignorance for a per son to consult a dictionary frequently. The ridiculousness of such a conten tion will appeal to every one with the possible exception of the man who made it. It Is merely mentioned for the sake of showing. what peculiar and un enlightened notions are held by those who are inflicted with the conceit of their self-adequacy. Instead of shunning instruction, every man, woman and child should seek it and be glad to get it from any and every source. There is nothing that presents a greater and more wholesome truth than the old adage to the effect that one is never too old to learn. No mat ter how well aducated a man may be, or how wide has been his experience, there are others .on earth, or who are living in the books which they have left behind, that are capable of giving him some sound information and fur ther instruction of value, even in his own specialties. In fact, the better educated and the more experienced a man is, the more does h- realize the extent of his own deficienc.es, and the more eager is he to better equip him self in all things. -Those wbo refuse instruction, who think the search for it is belittling they are the truly ignorant. They should be held up to derision, and would be, if their condition were not so pitiable. Failure in work, unhappi. ness in life, and countless other un- esirable attributes of existence are the only portions that are in store for them. Topeka's visitors, stcod around in tho hot sun the entire afternoon without Jimmie Ward or the other aviator at tempting to make a flight and there wasn't enough wind blowing to more than rustle the leaves in the trees. Ward and his companion merely sulked. They insisted that a little ditch in the field spoiled it as a place from which successful starts could be made. Only the day before they had said It was an ideal aviation field, thi best one in the west just such a spot as aviators were looking for to estab lish an aerodome where they could in dulge In practice and experimental work. But they kept on" sulking until most of the crowd had gone home with out their admission fees being re turned. Along about 7 o'clock, when only a couple of dozen spectators were on hand. Ward did put on a, little alti tude flight. Instead ct .the newspapers lying down on the meet 'after this baby-like performance on the part of the aviatcrs, they continued 'tq boost it far better than the aviators -deserved. But Topekans and. their friends, had KANSAS COMMENT ITS A GOOD LAW. The last legislature made wife de sertion of penitentiary offense, " is a good law. In fact it is one of the best laws ever passed. Leaving out the question of affection, it is a duty a man owes to the public to care for the mother of his children and those for whose existence he is responsible. For a man to neglect this duty the result is far reaching. Such desertion or failure to provide throws upon the world helpless children who are liable to become criminals, and at the best are a, public charge and dependent up on "charity. The law can't be too se vere upon such a man and he has Jio rights that anybody is bound to or should respect. If the law should be changed in any way it should be bo that the courts could take charge or such a man, hire him out and take the proceeds of his labor to be applied up on the support of his" family, allow in' him nothing but the bare neces saries of life, his food and clothing and just enough of the former to sus Or,avio him towork and only enough the latter to not offend .1.. vi rmWi. Parsons Sun. been administered one dosthat was i j of the public Parsons Sun not very pleasant ana tney iwn nu chances on getting another. As a mat ter of fact it was the people of Topeka and their guests who got decidedly the worst of it and not the aviators, al though it is not likely that the latter made their expenses. But they got all that was coming to them. JOVUNAL ENTRIES ONE HAPPY MAN. Because the Joys of yachting are not mine The pleasure of the game I do not I am'content the river view is fine From where 1 fish upon the nearest dock. The auto owner looketh down on us. But trolley riding's good enough for me. And when I am a top the omnibus I'm nearer unto heaven than is he. Because I own no country residence The joys of town I'm not inclined to slight; The ice-cream soda's not a big expense And Kate sits with me on the stoop at night. Let others flee to tent and bungalow, i - ........ ...... t An nr., - re a. rao When work is hard and days are warm I ThatConey Island's still upon the map. I have no flannels to astonish you: For showy summer togs I have no love My last year's straw when brightened up win ao. And last year's suit I think a great deal nf . -.- And yet though dollars do not me sur- . round, I do not groan and think myself ac- I still may feel the ecstacy profound ijz mm wno rdowd uia --- the first. , Nathan M. Levy, in the New York Sun. No man is indispensable, regardless of what he may think. Smiling at adversity seldom, if ever, breaks out into hearty laughter. Many folk have reputations for being good because they've never beeu caught otherwise. And some of the June brides probably have discovered already that even men are not always what they seem. This being an ase f schemes, maybe the servants, who are particulars adept at breaking dishes. Ret a com mission from the china trust. THE RUNAWAY BOY. Now that vacation is here and some of the school boys are given real jobs hoeing Haters and other garden truck one out of every dozen talks about running away. Let him go. Tell him to hike out. He will make great headway for about a day if he starts in -the morning. Along towards night e will remember ma's cooking and think ot ma's bed. If he is game he "will stick it out." He will work for his supper do real hard work for some stranger. After supper he will help milk cows for his bed. Ana tne oea: ito"""b like mother fixes up just a bunk stuffed away In some hot attic. Per hanK after he sroes to sleep he Will be awakened by a gentle crawling over his anatomy by other occupants ot me same bed. I- - will get up, shake his clothing and run away again reaching linmo in time to eet the milking done early and get into his place around tho breakfast taoie. iiiawamu. News-Democrat. After her strenuous labors in Mex ico and before she has had a good rest 'the dove of peace will have to wing her way to Portugal where a royalist invasion of the new republic is Imminent. The dove of peace Is a busy bird. She will be all worn out by the time a universal peace nest is built for her. - Senator Gore's reply to the speeches of Senators Curtis and McCumbcr, which were concerned with the conten tion that the Canadian reciprocity bill would bring desolation to the farmers of the United States, was about the most effective speech that has been de livered in the senate In many a day It embodied the speech of a member of the Canadian parliament in Which he predicted that this same reciprocity would put the Canadian farmer out of business. Another infant-giri bride is in the Topeka courts. In this case there is a contention that her conduct is not what might be expected of a married woman. She gallivants the streets, etc. Kansas and other common wealths would appear to need laws prohibiting marriages unless the girl is at least 18 years old and the boy at least 21, whether or net their par ents consent to an earlier union. Ex ceptions might be made in necessary weddings of the shot-gun variety In the Kansas Comment column on this page of Thursday's issue of thii paper was an editorial idyl under the caption "The Bullhead" which was credited to the Baxter Springs News, from which paper it was clipped. As matter of fact this clever little piece was written originally by Editor Gra ham, of the Kansas Farmer, and was first published in that paper. Apologies are hereby extended by the State Jour n&l for the innocent part it played In giving credit for this editorial whe: it did not belong. H.0. Havemeyer seems to have died at a convenient time for the peace o: mind of the other "captains" of fia ance who are mixed up In the sugar trust. According to the testimony thev are giving before the congres Bional committee investigating the af oirc nf thin comoration. all of we Important secrets of its organization" were buried with Mr. Havemeyer. I .inr.e knew them. It is up to son , r th investisrators to play the shinned bov and ask of the wit nesscs who testify in this fashion: you eee any green in our eyes?" "Do J A YUA VKER JOTS Kansas AVIATORS TAIjK IOOSELY. Aviators in the employ of the Cur- tiss company, who have been touring this section of the country, have been n Salina for the last few days. "Jim mie" Ward, whose chief bid for fame as an aviator seems to re?t on the fact that he is only nineteen years old, was the-klng bee of the bunch as usual in the newspaper advance notices. After aving confided a few of the secrets of aviation to a Saline Journal renorte- he was asked by the latter about the different places in Kansas where h-5 has made flights, and he Wichita and Ottawa are the only places worth anything, unless it is this town. It looks all rieht. The Tnnelta bunch was simply a bunch of crook3 and the management was kno '!;tng on us an tne time. I made a sensational altitude flight the 'first day and the newspapers laid down on us in their re ports, lne crowds consequently did not come out. If it had not been for he Kansas City pape.rs they would have been after us yet. Kansas Citv wrote up our Topeka flights for what they were worth. Topeka is simply a town of knockers and it is all the other towns In tho state can do to undo the harm they cause." Topeka and Topekans scarcely need to defend themselves from any such assault from any such source. They have a reputation among the fair- minded people aU over Kansas for boosting and fair-dealing of which th-y are proud and which they hope to be able to sustain. It will take more than the word of a disgruntled aviator, and a mere boy at that, to harm this repu tation. So it is really a waste of words and energy to reply to this lad. Ward. But the facts of the matter are that Instead of Topekans acting like a bunch of crooks towards Jimmie Ward and his aviating pal. the reverse was the case. On the representations mad by these aviators and their managers, the recent proposed Topeka aviation et was extensively advertise! throughout this section of Kansas. All kinds of flights were promised for every day of the meet unless a verit able gale happened to be blowing. Th-3 first day of the meet was the big day incident to the Kansas Merchants' week celebration, but the aviation at traction was not one of the free ones provided for the visitors by the Topeka business men. The meet was under the direction of tho state fair association. Hundreds and hundreds of these visit ing merchants, however, went out to the aviation field and paid their own good money with the expectation of seeing something real in the way of aeroplane flights. Many other visitors from out of town were on hand as were two or three thousand Topekans. The flights were scheduled to be made be tween the hours of 4 p. m. and 7 p. m. It was an unusually hot day. And what happened? Tha crowd, Including As the Lindsborsr Record says: If we succeed we take the creait ourseivco, hen we tail some one eise is io uiu.in. -rn n.miwi returned Saturday from a pleasure trip to California, reports the H, ,Tton correspondent of the Halstead Tn.lnfii(ipnt. hein? nervous, says tne B.raicy cury, when they have to doge 780,000 automobiles. i the nowns Times points out: ine wild oats crop is about tne oniy that does not seem to be affected by tiie hot weather, it iaue an amateur photographer says the Hiawatha Kansas News-Dem ocrat, to convince a is more terrible than fiction. As the Council Grove Guard puts it: A man can run a store without advsr- tising, and he can wins m a e" " the dark but what's the use? Something real in the way of a Kan sas steer. Charles Simms shipped una from his farm near Republic last wwk that tipped the scales at 2,50 pounds. The war is over in Mexico, but, says the Halstead Independent, as the coun try is to enter at once on a presidential campaign, the difference may not ba distinguishable from this distance. The Burr Oak Herald claims to have inside information to the errect Prof. Dvche and Dr.- Crumbine loincrl forces and will issue prohibiting the old time ;ttiT-.s- nn the fish bait. If summer -underwear is as cool as the advertisements lead us to believe, there is really no necessity of going to tne mountains, says the ElDorado Repub lican Buv a load of cool underwear and freeze to death at home. We understand, says the Smith County Pioneer, that there is to be a bill introduced in the next Kansasleg- -irino- the muzzling of all does allowed to run at large. Good. Also let the law extend to town chick ens, tomcats and gossips. No use doint, anything by halves- Grape vines are just fairly loaded this vear reports the Baxter Springs News, and 'then, it advises: You can make for vonr own use, but not to seJ. better, we guess, use the grapes 1ellv and butter. Then you NOT ALL FOR CHAIRS OF STATE. It used to be quite the custom to hold nn tie possibility or Decorums inci dent of t"he United States to all school nova as an incentive to spur them on tr. their best efforts. A better idea is taking its place today the thought i real fitness for a vocation or calling. There are usually traits of character born within each boy which ably as sists in choosing a life vocation. The born mechanic loves to see things grow under his hand. The boy with a tast for printing loves the noisy, busy com-nosine- room. Chairs of state do not anneal to all. The main road to sue cess is fitness for the vocations of your life. M. A. P. in the Downs Times. THE EVENING STORY PROM OTHER PENS tha have an oraer practice of to are sure to be sate from the machinations oviding you do not rf John ma. It on Sunday The fact that Lawrence is puizums , . i 1A4rra than because it senas out mux "i"? 2 ft receives can .easily be fathomed without the am oi a -mnwatha Kansas News- Democrat- when it is remembered that Lawrence is the site of the Umrmty of Kansas ana eveu . - - goes out contains the salutation, Dear Dad. send me $25." GLOBE SIGHTS. From the Atchison Globe-1 Do you recognlza your own peculiari ties? Women and railroad men are forever talking about their work. ' A dent in a derby hat is probably the tlouchiest thing on earth for its size. As a rule, the lin lamer is a fiercer looker than the circus beasts he handles. Isn't it true that you wait until a man has got a good start before you begin to boost him? The faithful watch dog isn't anymore so than the patent burglar alarm, which eats less. No man ever . got a salary large enough to shake his confidence In the belief that he earned it all. It would also help some if a frost were' as discouraging to other unwel come visitors as it is to the fly- Anyone who can find an excuse for keeping a parrot is also apt to pasture a goat in his back yard. It is the fat man who needs the ex ercise who does the most kicking when the elevator is out of order. By the time a child outgrows the be lief in fairies, it begins to expect a rood deal of what men call luck. If a man behaves himself, he has tnat much good judgment, wnetner it ma.eg him rich, or not. If enthusiasm were more equally dis tributed, and less of it wastea, mere would bg enough to go arouna. nnr notion of the meekest man is one who Is afraid to attempt borrow- ine- a part of his salary from ms wire. "Man needs rjlentv of sleep, and he should go to bed in time to get it, in stead of figuring on. staying late in the morning. THE DULL BOY. Keep your eye on the stupid boy, the backward chap, who is no social favor ite, but seems dreamins most of the time. He wakes up. Nearly every such a mind can be awakened. Per haps it Is true that the shock does not come to half this type. But young simnlieitv is a sign to the discerning. The. mind is often so much occupied with its own se!f-revea!ed wonders that its owner keeps indoors. Even the windows are shut, and it looks as if no one lived there. Dawning thought, the marvels of subjective being, engross the young fellow. He !s an amazement to himself. He is cataloguing his stock and every dreamy day shows hir more. That is the youth who. all at once, surprises everybody. The time is com ing when anybody who treated him decently, while he was molting, will be glad to claim acquaintance. We really know very little of the process of men tal growth and development. No course of school study is accurately scientific for mental awakening. Hap py is the boy whose mother believes in him and whose father does not lose faith. What a world of pathos many a successful man crowds into the fre quent saying: No one seemed to know me but my mother, and she was right. New York Mail. WHEN THE PETS SUFFER. A large gray cat leaped to death from a thirteenth-story window of a New York hotel, and a telegram ives the explanation that the animal com mitted suicide In this way because its mistress had sailed for Europe, leav ing it behind. Whether the cat com mitted suicide or not is. immaterial, but the incident does serve a purpose in calling attention to a pathetic side of the vacation season, In thousands of homes all over the country there are household pets such as dogs and cats and birds, and aa marv of these homes are closod during the summer, or at least for several weeks, the pets are in most in stances left to shift for themselves. For the sake of the songs there are neighbors who will take charge of the canaries during: the aDsnce ot tneir owners, but for the dogs and the cats there are. as a rule, only harsh words and biiffetines from the neighbors, and sticks and stones from the urchins oi the community, and the poor creat urea, homeless. friend!es and abused, are indeed objects of pity. It would be much more humane for the owners of these pets to put them to death berore going away on long vacation trips, In stead of leaving them to their fate, but the practice of deserting them goes on year after year. Pittsburg Chronicle- Telegraph. Anne's Elopement. By Effie Stevens.) -Riaif nlitrhted at the Blithe- dale terminal, and waited impatiently , ; i t-ua .i.' nt-. on which she had coma, had gone cianking back towards the city. . . Then cVta looker! uncertainly uu tho innolv stretch of bush-bor dered country road, which ran at right onr-ioo to the. car trncK. iriuwins i i- -rt-inrfino- course rf tilt Po unk river. . ..- j i -i 7a c-r "Now, tn-m airecT.ioii um u ma in take. T wonder?" fche asked hr brows in a net ecu, jiuv.bv"-! j,,. , e nftrnlpTUv. "I Shall jUfU i ot latter aeain. -It was lucky that I thought to bring it Anne seated herself upon a large log which was lying conveniently by the roadside, and, drawing a milky from her leather hand-bag, ran hurriedly through Its pages. "Oh, here it is on the sixth page', she exclaimed at last. .... , . , -.-. ,1 j.oiipTi Pn . Why. he doesn't say," she gasped. "Isn't that just like his thoughtless ness? He says to follow the road unU mt lAariirttr to the riv er. 1 come i 'j f1-!! . . h, t mi v o with a boat, or if ns cannot come himself, he will I send I f i j niora Now. the ques tion is did he mean me to go up the flown the road? Well, as the t cholci seems to be left to me I'll try I .y, pnaH. I 11 on t dare re- .. 1 KOIIIK 1 1 v v it um - " -. -u : ,., much longer, IOr 11 v.av. found out. there's no tell ing at what moment he may come whizzing along in that new, high Speed cfr of his. It's a pity the road3 between here and town are so good. Thereupon Anne juk-" -'- searching oeeded to walk briskly down auu iy - - tne ausiy .,,, TOid eaeerlv for tne pain. - v " , , i.. th riverside, where she SETiS tdreedThif nroaching motor car. On and on she went for a distance that seemed interminable to her over onfbt nerves: but nothing occurred to break the peaceful V. oiirroimflinflTS. 1111 .. . . - T'.ra almost sure x out, "I wasn't expecting to nno you away down here, Anne. Anne started. With dismay, she saw that the oc cupant of the boat was not Walter James, but, of all persons In the world, Herbert Sargeant. Were were you looking for me? she managed to, stammer out incredu- ously. "Who else?" Herbert laughed. . A feeling of intense relief swept over Anne. She had not known be fore that Walter and Herbert were friends she did not quite understand how they could be still, since Her bert was here, everything must be all right. She had known Herbert all her life, and she could trust him implic itly. She knew he would take care of her. The automobile passed on along tne country road unheeded 8nd forgotten. Let me help you into tne Doat, Herbert commanded kindly, almost tenderly, springlngly lightly to her side, and Anne obeyed him without a Question. Taking his place at me wneei, ne sent the boat speeding acros3 tne river. Anne watched him silently, now that she had time to review the sit uation calmly she began to have seri ous regrets as to the fctep she had taken. It was too late, however, to back out. She must go or. to the end. Why could Walter not come him self?" she asked faintly. Herbert looked at her pityingly. Then he burst out, "Anne, how could you care for that contemptible little cur?" Anne stared at him indignantly. "Oh. I suppose you'll hate men f ir telling you," Herbert continued bitter ly, "but I couldn't Dear to nave anj- one. else know. Jim Grierson told me Walter James had been asking all man ner of questions about how much mon ov vnn had. I hunted the fellow up donhin nuick. ana alter la tuiu u-m you hadn't a cent but what your father felt like giving you, and he wasn't likely to give you anything if you mar sa him hp showed that he consider ed he'd 'put his foot In it, all right, arA hp ro anxious to eet out. he hiahhed this whole elopement plan. That's all, except that I couldn't leave .r, hpnr the shock of his not meet ing you alone. so I simply had to "Vnu didn't hurt him?" Anne whis pered, with white lips.- j ' urhpi-t nid erimly. "Oh I'm so glad," Anne breathed. "I wouldn't like to think you had de meaned yourself by touching anything so vile." Then Anne blushed violently, as biv realized the full import of her impu. A veU seemed suddenly lifted from before her amazed eyes, ana fane i .ho it xvaa Herhert. and not Wai ter, whom she cared for all along. She had merely allowed a lifetime's frien 1 ship for Herbert to blind her as to t ie i .. . . v, c. - feelings. "Anne." Herbert cried, eagerly do you really mean it? You know I have Qi.V!S cared for you. My mistake uy ; uiT,r ironr father before I told you. ; 111 v.wi"o j ... i-Diif 1 Suppose we go on wnn uu w"'- ", We can go straigui i - " xr hoven't any marriage license, Anne objected demurely, as they step ped from the coat uuw "We'd have to have one in tins state. T know because I looked it up. ' "I did too," confessed Herbert, as he sheepishly drew a paper from his pock et and held it out to her. "Won't father be surprised when we tell him." was Anne's only reply. (Copyrighted, 1911, Associated Literary press. , Suggestion to everybody: Why not jnake an occasional observation anent the prevailing price of potatoes? Oh, you do and have? apology accepted. AU right, Missouri Pacific is going to build a if pot" But t should be remembered that there is always another opening for a picture show. And such being the case, some use may be found for the building. As a friendly suggestion to tha M. P.: Build it to conform with the fire marshal's ruling on picture shows. Every other kind of food having joined the upward movement. Prof. Dyche's order for fish ladders to per mit the piscatorial food to ascend, is not out of place at this time. AND OF COURSE HR OOT IT. A loan of seven doaen bones The borrower desired; On what security, Kajonea?" The bank cashier enouired. "A peck of spuds," Kajonea replied. Then swelled a foot with consciour pride. "I'm monotony of taken the Anne com- There is no use in tryinar to scare your wife with the suggestion that your money may carry deadly germs; she will take it from you Just the same. sne is rully satisfied that a germ couldn't live on your wages. When Bllt Dyal (also brother John) sees the final cost of raising tha Maine, they will be glad that ihey didn't bid cm that mess of Junk. Furthermore, the United States hav ing whipped Spain upon suspicion, what difference does it make whether the good old ship was blown from tho inside or outside? When Taft was a cub reporter, hi got $12 per week. He could confer a great favor upon hundreds of cubs by giving them his recipe for beating the business office out of J 6 per week. "Business instinct" is that intangible something that induced five small boya to attempt to retail a case of pop. "Na tural desire" is the mysterious some thing that makes them drink up tha stock-in-trade before the appearance of the first customer. HOP HUMOR OF THE DAY . QUAKER MEDITATIONS. From the Philadelphia Record. There is no time like the present for do- ins the things we don't have to do. Unfortunately a weak Intellect won I keep a man from being headstrong. Most ceonle labor under the delusion that everybody else needs reforming. Tt- -wnnld take a urettv nifty inventor to make an excuse that hasn't already been used. The prodigal son generally nas a oener chance of fretting home than tne Bor rowed umbrella. The egotist isn't the worst fellow in the world after all. It is better to talk your self up than to run other people down. It is a mistake to suppose that women are always talking about their dresses. Sometimes they are talking about their hats. Guzzler "I've just bought a yacht, but she is rather small." Wigwag "What is her capacity?" Guzzler "Fifteen cases of beer, and room for four people." "Do you consider Friday an unlucky day on which to get married?" asked the Philadelphia woman, "No more so than any other day, and I've tried them all, replied the woman from Chicago. Mi"-s Lakeside "He was in the midst of his dinner when he was suddenly stricken with lockjaw." Miss Porque "Gracious! Didn't he cut his mouth terribly?" Per haps it is needless to add that this con versation took place in Chicago. . ..... -11 SfdToThTsoUtude, "WhV -uldn't Walter have been more explicit? it i don!t come to that path soon, 1 shall have to turn about and go back, and H?e: J.t wik straight into the arms of father-that is if he doesn't: run over me before he tocos-"" A few steps farther on, nowever. r . v. i , . .1 tr towards tho came to a Pi" ;r JT., tt river which she unnean."i&'.- though it proved decidedly unpleasant walking. , a "I think vv alter migm . -. ..i., fn. me to meet him, sn thoueht ruefully, as she stumbled over a treacherous stump, and barely saved herself from a fall. A moment later Anne can e the river bank, but no Walter was m sight. Immediately, Anne's anxiety in creased tenfold. She could not help imagining all sorts of unpleasant possi bilities as to why Walter was not there. What if her father had had him ar rested for contemplated kidnaping? She didn't even know if one could have a person arrested for proposing to do anything her ignorance of law was profound but the uncertainty intensi fied her tears. Anne was on the point oi sooums aloud, when she caught sight of a small motor boat approaching from across the river, and the world grew bright again, for, though the boat was so far away she could not actually tell, she never doubted but that Its occu pant was Walter. It took her but a short time to dis cover that the boat was headed for a point much farther up stream than her present position. "I came the wrong way after all." she waiied, as she waved her pocket hand kerchief frantically in the almost hope less effort to attract the attention of th oociinant of the boat. "Though how was I to know there was more than one path?" Anne was seen, nevertheless, and the little boat soon changed its course, and came directly towards ner. At the same instant, to compncAie matters, Anne heard the unmistanaDie, though distant sound of a motor car approaching along the road. Ordinarily Anne wouiu nn " ized that a "large number of people are the possessors of motor cars at the present time, but now sne lmmeaiaie iv lumped to the conclusion that it must be her father. A dreadful fear assailed her lest Walter and her father shoull meet, in this lonely spot. Her lather was a. vigorous, hot tempered man. He had never liked Walter. What might he not do now in his ar.ger? Walter would certainly stand no chance against his possible onslaught. Anne suddenly wished that Wa ter was not quite so. Oh. we.ll. lady-like aTnhv-Damby there were no other terns for it though these were the qualities which had especially at- . ... .. Her to mm in in If he were only more like Herbert Sargeant. He could have fought his s.nd hers. toe. And then the hot color flooded her cheeks as she remembered tnat it was xie.uc.u geant whom her father had desired her to marry, and that it was on his account that Walter and herself had been forced Into hasty action. Oh, if she had only let the boat go on its course unhindered. But that wish was vain, for while Anne had been giving way to her fears, the motor boat, all unheeded by her had come close to the shore, and a cheerful, familiar voice now called Japanese Auction. To the uninitiated the announcement of a real Japanese auction meant real Japanese goods, but persons wise in the ways of auctions know that it means a lot more than that. ,. "It means for one thing, silence, raid a woman. "An un-Americanized !aoaneSr auction is a kind of Oriental Quaker prayer meeting. People do not ecuJ won for the them before making a bid, but they go abXt as silently as if meditating in a Lenten retreat. "Nobody has anything to say. or if he has he exercises a powerful restraint over his emotions and refrains from saving it. Even the auctioneer holds fits tongue. Every article that he of fers for sale is simply held up for in- 8 "The " wondrous vocabulary with which Occidental auctioneers proclaim xw- ii. or thpir wares has no place in a Japanese auction room; tne dra matic thrill of 'going, going' is never felt Purchasers write tneir uma --lip' of paper and send it up by a page. There is no hurry. Everybody has time to count his change and make up his mind how much he thinks things are worth and how much he can afford to.,E!r?l-. ore all In the auction eer coolly turns over the article to the clerk with thl highest bidder s offer and takes up the next thing on the list T-niess people wish to talk afterwaru noboov w?l? ever know what anybody else bid. not even the price paW l by the successful .bidder ; A. . JP-k sion japam-sc """ ,i of high in New York, but m . . . rtudy of national customs aoc --j- nese sale nas vaiuc. Times. Norway's Income Tax. How should you like to pay an in come tax on next to nothing? If sou were a Norwegian living at home and earning 13 a year you would be r ' j .th of ft If vou were unmarried; on about one-twentieth of it if you were married ana naa . : i 3 if von nan cimunri j still would be taxed on one-fi"le'h,,,0i t htn-h 17 1 ner cent. With i o, tsas a vear you would nil in, -1 1 cj - - - - . . be taxed, if unmarried, on more than i onr income: if married ana havine no children, on about 40 per Mnt vonr income: having one child, on about 37 per cent; two children, on T'n married and naving an iuuuuib 2,680 a year in Norway, your income tax payment would be m" : -; , i. h.lrl X3X.: marrmu, with six children, J365.17. All that you would get off - your income tax t .i fn. havinar six children would be $66; all that you would get off, by having five mere children, would h 144 and six bits! Married or ....,,.. n Mnrrav. vou could es- cane oavinir an income tax only by having an income less than isj.ob a year. Think of paying an Income tax out of earnings of V a month. New York Press. REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR- rFrom the New York Press. It makes moat any man feel honest not to be in politics. When a man can support his family it is a sign he is no genius. The devil asks no salary, because he likes his work so much and it is so easy. Suburban life is an awful good train ing for the next world in case you go to the wrong place. A man leaves wealth behind him in an automobile; to overtake it he must crawl after it on his hands and knees. Accepted at Last. Poet My eplo on the coming coronation has been taken. Wife Oh, darling, I'm so glad! Who's taken it? Poet Mary took it this morning to light the study fire with! London Opinion. She (sitting out the dance to alcove) Are you fond of travel? He I think I must be. She I ve ctrcled the globe six times a matter of 160,000 miles think of it! I suppose you have traveled more? He Yes New York and Stamford every week twenty-three years ft matter of 463,300 miles just think Great Scott! (Snaps his watch and runs.) Life. . He I was born on the 2nd of April. She Late as usual. Life. Pa, what is an armistice?" "An armis tice, my son, is a sort of lull in warlike proceedings which gives the correspond ents a chance to put new ribbons on their tvnewriters and replace the Keys they broke in the thick of the fray." Birming ham Ase-Herald. Does your husband allow you to have things charged at the store?" "Oh, I think he would, but" "But the stores wouldn't Is that what you are going to add?" "Oh, no. I was going to say that he gives me plenty or money witn wnicu to pay cash. Does yours?" Buffalo Ex press. . I suppose there's none of us better than we should be." "Indeed, no. I was think ing It over last night. Why, only yes terday I was guilty or Klinnjt time, mur dering a tune, smothering a yawn, steal ing a kiss, cutting a creanor ana urono ing into a perspiration." Tit-Bits. Mr. Jawback My dear, I was one of the first to leave. Mrs. Jawback Oh, you al ways say that. Mr. Jawback I can prove It this time. Look out In the hall and see the beautiful umbrella I brought home. Toledo Blade. My pa says he's got an option on our house." "My pa's got a mortgage on ours." Baltimore American. There's one thing I don't like about Brown." "What Is tnatT" - vvny, m confounded, low-browed, half-baked Idiot is always calling somebody names." Bos ton Transcript. I don't like my new gown very well," said the lady. "The material is awruiiy pretty, and the style Is all right, but It needs something to Improve the shape of It." "Why," suggested her dearest friend, don t you let some oner Bin Boston Globe. "Dear Clara," wrote the young man, t,. m hut I'm cettinar so forgetful. I proposed to you last night, but really forgot whether you said yes or no. Dear win, sne repneu uy num, to hear from you. I know l saia -no io some one last night, but I had forgotten Just who it was." London Opinion. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From tie Chicago News. The female detective should be a good ,0R?ches have wings; poverty Is lucky if it Uas shoes A woman pays no attention to flattery if she is deaf. The man who knows himself win not Judge others harshly. A pleasant thought about summer ia that winter is coming. A man's obstinacy Is due to tha,,a,ctt that he is more often wrong than right. When a farmer makes a fool of himself everybody in the township uu Ob, no, Alonzo. you can't climb the lad der of success with your bands in your '"if'Tman Is willing to spend bis evenings at home it's a sign that he didn't marry the wrong woman. You can learn almost as much from ani mals as you can from humans and it won t cost you one-third as much. A dash of coquetry In a pretty woman is as delicate as the tint of a tulip, but In a man it s as highly colored as a chroma.