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By FRANK P. MAC LENNAN.
lEntered July 1, 1875, aa second-olaae natter at the postofCloe at Topeka, Kba kinder the act of congress. VOLUME XXXVIII ....No. 229 Official State Paper. CCici&l Paper City of Topeka. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Dally edition, delivered by "carrier. 1 Mgta a week to any part of Topeka, or aubnrba or Rt the same Drice la any Kan- Ms town where the paper has a carrier system. tsy mall, one year -- By mall, three months &tnpriav itinn of doilT. oat year.... J-w BELL TELEPHONES. Business Ofllce Reporters' Room -Vi.,.-,"A"" tvnupp.vnEVT TELEPHONES. Prtvm. branch exchange. CaU 10T and ask Tha State Journal operator lor per. (on or department desired. PKBMANENT HOME. Topeka State Journal building, 800 and 08 Kansas avenue, oorner Eighth. New York Office: S Fifth avenue, fxul Block, manager. Chicago Office: Hartford bullduag. Paul Block, manager. , wtt.t. t,nsBn vviriri rePo3r.T OF TUB ASSOClAXilD PRESS. Tne State Journal Is a member of the 'Associated Preas and receives tne imi oay i.i..nh rnnrt of that neat news or ganization for the exclusive afternoon berjllcation in Topeia. The news la received in The State Jour rial building over wires for this sole pur- Domestic science is being' taught in one hundred schools in Kansas-. Ag riculture is being taught in two hun dred of tha high schools in the state, This is practical educational progress of tha right kind. A convincing argument for good roads: A bad road iri Norton eotinty cost that county $800 damage that resulted from an accfdent to an auto mobile because of a particularly de fectlve piece of road. The Hutchinson Gazette has been turned over td its creditors. No news paper can hope for success in this day of grace if it devotes a large share of its energies to misrepresenting mat trs aa much as possible. A new gold field has been found in the wilds of Alaska Just as winter is setting in. Thousands are rushing to it. And the sufferings they will endure for the next six months in their hunt for a little cf the yellow metal will be of extensive proportions. E. T. Fairchild, state superintendent of public instruction, declares that the present backwardness of the rural schools 59 due t6 too much politics in connection With their administration "Too rrruch politics" apparently is the Via n of most of endeavors in this country. Germany is viewing with alafm the pretensions of Italy in Tripoli. This is the usual attitude that Germany assumes on ali such occasions. Ger many appears to be obsessed with the idea that it is highly improper tot any other world power but itself to swipe a slice of desirable territory. If Hades is anything like the mov ing pictures of Dante's Inferno that are now being displayed in Topeka. it is an excellent locality to fight shy of. Neither is it conducive to pleasant dreams to see a headless body parad ing around and holding in its right hand its severed head that keeps mak ing grimaces continually. Having- dabbled in harem skirts, hobbie skirts and every other possible kind of a skirt, the Parisian modistes are insisting that the time has finally come -when the old fashioned hoop skirts are to be the real thing for the feminine Slaves of fashion. It is Diffi cult to figure out whether this is a transition from the sublime to the ri diculous or vice versa. Dick Hopkins is a. candidate for the Republican congressional honors in Seventh district. So is "W. D. Harry. And isn't it too bad that Mr. Martin, the other candidate in the field, is not named Tom? With Tom. Dick and Harry running for congress in the same race, the Seventh Kansas con gressional district would have been distinguished for all time. WaJter L. Fisher, secretary of the interior, says he intended no slight for Senator Brlstow in his remarks at Hutchinson. Mr. Fisher declares that the shoes he developed wefe to be worn by any man in Kansas or else where whose feet they fit. Therefore, it appears that Mr, Bristow has no one but himself to blame for putting those shoes on so promptly. The naval annals of Italy have been enriched already with another mem orable victory. One of Italy's power ful dreadnoughts had not the slight est trouble In blowing to smithereens one of Turkey's little torpedo boats. A glorious naval encounter surely. Presumably the Italians at home are ' enthusing over tha superiority of their country's erms with a special and monster macaroni barbecue. Weather conditio in these parts of late have a resemblance to Dante's Inferno as displayed in the moving pictures which gave Topekans such a creepy feeling last week. One day conditions are the same as they seem in one of the localities in the infernal regions where fiery pits are working overtime, and the next day is like the -infernal compartment next door to the furnace room where the evil spirits are forced to exist In a lake of ice. With two big buildings devoted ex clusively to the purpose, Topeka's high school equipment seems to be of ex tensive proportions. But it is over crowded nonetheless, and a large ad dition to one of the buildings is im perative. The popularizing of the high school courses is undoubtedly re sponsible for this encouraging con dition of affairs. No longer is the curriculum of the Topeka high school built for the sole purpose of preparing the pupils for entrance to the colleges. THE JtARRtMAN STRIKE. Apparently ill-advised and ill-timed is the big strike that has been brought into existence on the railroad lines that am still known as the Harriman sys tem. It may be the torch that will fan the flame of a general war between their employees and the other large railroad systems of the Country. Such an occurrence Would be calamitous. The commerce, the industries of the nation would be Well-nigh paralysed, and at a period when they are least able to stand such a shock. It seems that the Harriman shop employees in the present strike have no grievances because of their hours of labor or their rates of pay. Their dif ference with the officials of the Harri man system surrounds the refusal of the latter to recognize or treat with the new Federation of Shop Employees, a new union formed of the several sepa rate unions in which the various classes of shop employees are associated. Such a union as this federation would cer tainly be a powerful weapon in the hands of the employees of any railroad system, under present conditions, a railroad can handle without seriously crippling its service a Strike oft the part of any One of the several unions, whose members are in its service. But with all these unions combined ijitl one federation and making the cause or grievance of one of its units the grievance Of the whole roster of unions, a situation is presented to a railroad system that is serious. That is prob ably why the Harriman officials have hesitated to grant the recognition de manded, Without discussing the merits of the reasonableness or unreasonableness of this demand, it may turn out that Har riman employes have attempted to bite off a bigger hunk than they can chew. With crops having approached any but bumper proportions, and with the gen eral business conditions throughout the entire country scarcely approaching the normal, the freight railroad traffic in the immediate future is bound to be lighter than usual. This puts the Har riman system in the best possible posi tion to meet a strike. Not only that but during the past few months thous ands of railroad shopmen have been laid out of work temporarily. The cost of living is about as high as it has been for the past few years, higher in some essential particulars. The shopmen who have been out of work for some time must be feeling a few pinches. They may, as the Harriman officials suggest, be Willing to take the place of the strikers. And if the unions on the Harriman system should lose out in the fight they have undertaken organ ized labor in the railroad world will have received a staggering blow. Undoubtedly, this strike has hot gone far enough as yet to develop into a strike to the death. Perhaps it can be brought to a sudden and satisfac tory ending. Certainly every agency should be used to bring one about. This is a duty that the Harriman officials, the union leaders and everybody else concerned owe to their own interests. It is also a duty they owe to the public. Strikes that are Concerned with better ing the conditions and wages of work ingrhen to reasonable levels seem to be essential weapons that labor needs to protect its interests. Strikes that hinge on abstract and technical questions haven't so much to recommend them. PROGRESS OF ITKITED STATES. "Statistical Record of the Progress of the United States, 1800-1911" is the title of a small document Just issued by the Bureau of Statistics, department of commerce and labor. It pictures in statistical form conditions in the commercial, financial, industrial and transportation systems of the United States at brief intervals since the year 1S00, down to, and in many instances including the year 1911. In those cases in which the subjects considered are measured by governmental fiscal year periods, the figures for the fiscal year 1911 are Included; in those in which calendar year periods are used, of course, statements Can only termi nate with the calendar year 1910. Among the interesting facts shown are that the area of continental United States was 843,255 Square miles in 1S00, advancing to 1,734,630 square miles in 1810; to 2,995,536 Square miles in 1850; and 3,026,789 square miles in 1853, since which date no change in area is shown. The popu- ation. which was 5 1-3 million in 1800, was 93 million in 1911. Public debt, which was 83 million dollars in 1800, reached 2,675 million dollars less cash in treasury In 1S65, the figures of 1911 being 1,015 million dollars. The per capita debt, which was $15.68 in 1800, and In 1865 $76.98, Is In 1911 $10.83. The Interest charge per capita, which amounted to 64 cents in 1800, and $4.12 in 1866, was in 1911, 23 cents. and the total annual interest charge, which was In 1868, 146 million dollars, was in 1911, 1 1-3 million dollars. Money in circulation, stated as 26 H million dollars in 1S00, was in 1911, $3, 228.627, 002, and the per capita cir culation, which was in 1800 $4.99, Was In 1911, $34.35. Deposits in all banks in the country cannot be shown earlier than in 1875, at which date they are set down as a little over 2 billion dol lars, and in 1910, over 15 billion dol lars. The number of depositors in savings banks in 1820, the earliest year for which the figures can be shown, was a little less than 9 thou sand; and In 1910, over 9 million. Gov ernment receipts, which amounted to $2.04 per capita in 1800, Were In 1866, $14.66. and in 1911, $7.45, Or about one-half what they were in 1866. Ex ports of domestio merchandise wh!w amounted to 32 million dollars in value In 1800, were over 2 billion dol lars in 1E11; and imports, which amounted to 81 million dollars In 1800, were 14 billion in 1911. Many other subjects of this charac ter stated by the document In ques tion, include details of imports and ex ports by great groups and grand dlvt sions, and principal ports through which shipped; the production of prin cipal articles, such as wheat, corn, cotton, coal, sugar, copper, etc., from 1800 to 1910; the attendance in public schools, and sums expended for that work; postal receipts and expendi tures; and a few pages devoted to monetary and commercial conditions In the principal countries of the world. JOURNAL ENTRIES Foolharaiftess becomes bravery o heroism if it is successful. An impossible task would be to pick out the human with the homeliest nose. If hoop skirts come into fashion again, hammocks will have to be re modelled on larger lines. An automobil : enthusiast who was also fond Of Chess would be a strange mixture. r- Keep this in mind: Never try to tel a man more than you would believe if some one else was doing the telling. JAYHAWKER JOTS A rumor has it that the Wichita Beacon is going to begin the publica tion of a regular Sunday morning edi tion before long. Miss Anna Carlson of the Lindsborg News observes that "people who try to drown their troubles seem to think that they are located in the stomach. A 4-year-old Wellsville miss looked long and earnestly at an uncle, who had no hair on the top of his head, where the hair ought to grow, and father embarrassed him by asking how far up his head went, anyhow. Wellsville Clobe. There is this distinction, at least between the piece worker and the peace maker, insists the Osawatomie Graphic. The first is generally too busy to interfere with other people s business, the latter hasn't enough to do to keep out of otner people's affairs. Some advice to Professor Dyche from Editor Miller of the Buckin Banner: The announcement has been made that several cars of fish will be planted" in the Kansas streams this winter. The fish warden should have the bed of the Arkansas sprinkled be fore planting any in that stream be fore they become strangled in the dust This is almost too much. Bucklin has a school organization known as The Muh club. Nor is that all. Says the Bucklin Banner in telling about the last regular meeting of the club: 'Dainty refreshments consisting of green apples were served by the host ess." This is a dissipation that ought not to be permitted in prohibitory Kansas. The Kiowa Journal celebrated its twenty-seventh anniversary last week with the publication of a special edi tion comprising forty pages. It com pares with the best of the special edi tions that have ever been issued by anv of the weeklv papers in Kansas. and is a credit to Floyd Fugate and H. E. Glenn, its editors. Kiowa is styled "Queen of the Border, and the Kiowa Journal is in every way Worthy of attending such a queen. 'One of the freaks of the recent windstorm in Smith county," says the Rooks County Record "'wfes the return of a cultivator to its rightful owner. It had been loaned to a neighbor more than a year previously, and though its return had been repeateaiy requested, DOfsesston was drifting into owner ship when the twister came along and meted out Justice by careiuny Drop ping the implement into the yard of the rightful owner, unharmed by the journey." Newspapers are often criticised by the unthinking on account or typo graphical errors that slip past the proof reader. An exchange tells of a minister Who was unusuaily severe On the newspaper of his town In this re gard, and on one occasion when he had a batch of programs for a special service printed, he insisted on read ins the proof himself. Imagine his chagrin when soon after the programs were distributed a iriena canea nis at tention to the following: "Jesus resigns and Heaven rejoices.'' He was never heard to criticise a laper after that. Ada News. GLOBE SIGHTS. From the Atchison Globe. Dying for love, however, IS no wa to get results in that line. Scanning the headlines Isn't the way to gather correct information. Some people not only make mistakes; they practice mistakes. Also, it sometimes happens that a boy leaves a good home because It is too good. Next to an empty pocketbook, art empty grandstands seems to suggest the greatest void. Very few political speeches are of sufficient interest to warrant sending them out In advance. Most of the other furniture, however, is usually an improvement on a man's house slippers. While economy Is commendable, very few people want to save doctor bills by sudden death. Unless you are an aviator, and get paid for it, there is no use in going up in the air so often. Unless a man is in politics, there are a number of things more important than getting acquainted. Horsewhipping the one who told it probably isn't the most effective 'method of denying a story. Mixing metaphors may be a some what serious offense, but it isn't against the prohibitory law. Tou may have observed that the size of the oysters doesn't greatly influence the price per doaen. It is our notion that we will have about everything lse desirable before investing in a $300 shotgun. Many of those slightly injured in at wreck can bring serious claims against v.he railroad company. REFLECTIONS OP A BACHELOR. From the New York Press. If women voted the clothes patterns used for party emblems might be some thing scandalous. The man who publicly scorns flattery is much more charitable toward It pri vately. There is so much more fun steering an automobile than a baby carriage be cause it costs so much more. A man can get madder with you for telling him his watch keeps wrong time than with his watchmaker for not getting it right. KANSAS COMMENT ALEXANDER CALDWELL STILL HERE. And so Alexander Caldwell is still alive! Not only alive, but in active business and agile enough to act as one of the reception committee which will look after President Taft when he visits Leavenworth. How long has it been since his name has been in the papers? But there was a time when it was in the papers, often enough, for Alevander Caldwell was very much irt evidence half a century or so ago. Hhe fought irt the Mexican war, for one thing, but that was more than half a century ago. Then he came to Leavenworth and or ganized one of the largest overland transportation companies the world ever saw, employing thousands of men Then he was president of the company that built the first railroad from Kan sas City to Leavenworth, president of tne company that bought from the government the Delaware Reserve which contains thousands of acres of land in Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties. Then he was a senator of the United States. And then he was for gotten. At least by everybody outside of Leavenworth. There he has been left in remembrance, and in harness, for he has been president of the Com mercial club for years and is still pres ident of the First National bank. But it looks queer to see his name in the papers again. Iola Register. ME.N'TALITTAJJD HATS. Take it from the women themselves, their mentalizing is increasing, says Walter Johnson in the Battle Creek Jvews. They are growing able to perform feats of mind that a few generations ago would have been impossible for mem. As to the reason, they will scarcely agree, but one scientist de Clares it is because their hats are growing lighter. Five years ago the "creations" which women wore as hats were of enormous weight. They acted virtually as "lids which kept the trains under them ob scured and pressed down, this author ity asserts. But as the hats are grow ing lighter the women's minds are be ginning to expand. The habit of going bareheaded is also adding to the brain relief. If "the less Weight the more brains' holds good all the way through, there are still many suggestions to be made. By the application of the rule, the fact that many invariably wear their hair cut short, probably has much ef feet on their mental ability, and the bald-headed man has the best chance of all. The only chance the men have, therefore, of keeping themselves su penor mentally to femininity Is to wear bald heads. No woman who had any brains to boast of woulu sacri- lice her hirsute adornments to the United States constitution requiring hats to weigh five pounds and no less. By this means the women would im mediately be put back on their old Diane of mental incapacity and the superiority of the masculine would re main unassailed.-Hutchinsoh News. THE VALUE OF TWO ItEAS. Nothing is more valuable to any man than the possession of two or more ideas. This is c World of comparisons only. The ultimate of nothing is known. One thing can only be de scribed in terms of Its likeness or un- likeness to other things, and right there is where the 'two or more ideas give you wortH. It & doctor knew of only the ailment called appendicitis, he would be seeing sufficient symp toms of that disease in all patients to cause him to diagnose every case as that of a troubled appendix. Speciali zation on one thing is good and fine only when you know enough about every other thing to keep you out of the "rut." It may be all right to keep your nose to the grindstone, but we have always doubted the Value of keeping It to the grindstone. In other Words, we believe In a once and a while change of grindstones. The charge of "Shoemaker stick to your last" is all right, but in his manufac ture of every day shoes, let him not forget that there are such things as high topped boots, dancing pumps and sandals in the world. Frankfort Index. r FROM OTHER PENS WOMEN JURORS REVOLT. Reform Of the current practice In the selection of juries has no lack of earn est advocates, but reform In the treat ment of juries deserves more attention than it has received. Probably the re volt of women against jury service in the state of Washington will bring the question prominently before the public. This rather than damage to the cause of equal suffrage, which so many of its opponents predict, would be the logical outcome of the failure of the experi ment with women jurors.- Of 23 fair voters who were summoned in one jury panel in Seattle, 22 pleaded the privilege of their sex as giving them exemption. The one woman who was willing to serve in the trial of cases admitted frankly that she needed the money; but she was excused by the judge because she apprehended the inconvenience" of locking her ud in a room with It men. The real trouble is admittedly this close confining of Juries, and especial ly In protracted murder cases. The en lightened example of Justice Dowling in allowing tne Thaw jurors to go home at night has not been generally followed. In Tacoma the jury room has been divided by a curtain so as to separate the Bexes in case a mixed jury is locked up over night. Such a condi tion of affairs must be odious to any sensitive woman. Philadelphia. Press. o PULLMAN PORTER VALUATION. It will surprise no intelligent person to learn that a Pullman porter values his position at $5,000. Claiming that by reason or a railroad accident he is no longer able to pursue this lucrative vocation one such has sued for dam ages in that amount. Counsel for the railroad will doubtless submit that the claim is excessive, since the wage of the porter is only $30 a month. And if, as appears, the plaintiff Is capable of engaging in another occupation the suit should be dismissed altogether. Thirty dollars a month is not hard to pick up, provided a man is not addict ed to had habits and is willing to work. The plaintiff, or course, anticipates the raising of just such points. His bill sets forth that his income, with negligible variation, was $100 a month In addition to t-.e wage from tips, of course. That is bound to put a dif ferent complexion on the matter in the eyes of a competent jury. The Pullman corporation cultivates to a nicety a system which imposes a con siderable part of its payroll on the traveling public. It may not be so easy for a railroad, sued on the ground of loss of Pullman employment through .its negligence, to have Its lia bility ftiejtaured "by the Pullman rule. Providence Journal. THE WEATHER . Just take the weather as It comes, and never make a fuss. Don't you suppose the good Lord knows lust what is best for us? . Then don't find fault in summer days because it is too hot, Make up your mind to take what comes you'll find it helps a tot. Tou can't improve on things, you know, no matter how vou fret: Fussing won't make a hot day cool or make a dry spell wet; In fact, the more you fuss the more un haDDV vou will be. And nobodyil admire you take that. now, straight from me. We need all sorts of weather, and we're eninff tn ept it. too: The program won't be changed at all, Tint ftvpn to nlease vou. So make the best of what we have and do not fret and fuss. And you can make a humid day seem quite sa-lu-bri-ous. Sommerville Journal. THE EVENING STORY Next Door. (By Temple Bailey.) Richard and his father had really never agreed. Their antagonism wor ried gentle Mrs. Cameron. She loved her son, and she loved her husband, and their continued quarrels mystified her. "Dick is a dear boy," she Would say to her husband, and when he would grunt and growl she would venture, "Perhaps you don't understand him." "Your father is a fine man," she would tell Richard, and when the boy flamed and fumed she would sigh, "Perhaps you are too much like him. You both have the same high tempers. and that is the cause of all the trouble." When the Chalmers came to live in the big house next door to the Cam erons there was more trouble. Rich ard's father wanted Richard to be nice to them. "There is plenty of money and influence over there, and they have a daughter. You can't do better than see something of her, Dick." I know plenty Of girls," Richard asserted, "without having the one next door thrown at my head." "Who's throwing her at your head? the old man demanded. "Oh, dear!" Mrs. Cameron threw up her hands. "She really seems a very sweet girl." "Well, I don't care to know her, Richard said. "It is bad enough to see her all the time. She's either sitting on her porch or playing tennis on the side lawn, and I can't get away from her unless I stay away from home al together." He flung himself Out of the room. and his mother looked at his father deprecatingly. ' If he wouldn t be so positiv-- about things, but he's Just like you; you never could stand it to have anyone tell you what you ought to do." "well, he s an obstinate young pig. was the explosive response. "I'd like to see him marry that girl next door, Mary." She s a nice little thing," Mrs. Cameron agreed, "but if you want Dick to marry her, you've got to take another way from the one you are pursuing now, Richard." But Richard, Sr., would not listen. "He ought to be made to do the things we want him to do," he said. You didn't do the things your father wanted you to do," his wife stated. "If yoi: had, you wouldn't have married me, Richard." Her husband smiled at her. "We got ahead of the old man. didn't we?" he said. "There, you see," his wife said ear nestly. 'You like the adventure of it. Richard, yet you're expecting your boy to submit to a prearranged marriage." That s right," her husband said suddenly, "but seriously, Mary, my heart is set on this marriage. His wi'e nodded. "The best way will be to make Richard think you don't want it, then he'll be crazy to do it." I see." Mr. Cameron rose and walked through the wide windows of the living room to the porch. Down by the sundial in the lower part of the garden Richard sat smoking and sulk ing. On the other side of the hedge a young girl played at tetherball. She was lithe, graceful little creature with shining hair. As his wife joined him, Cameron said, "Can't you suggest something, Mary ?" Have you talked it over with Mr. Chalmers?" she asked. 'Yes, and he is pleased to death at the idea. He says Dick's just the sort of fellow he wants his girl to marry." Mrs. Cameron shook her head. That's like a pair of blundering men," she said. "We don't live in France, my dear. Young Americans are in clined to believe that marriages are made in heaven, not in offices." I suppose," he hesitated. If Dick thought I didn't want him to do It he'd move heaven and earth to do it. I think he would," she agreed. "Why don't you hatch up some politi cal squabble with Mr. Chalmers, and see how Dick takes it?" I can think of something better than that," her husband growled. That night at the dinner table Cam eron took a letter out or his pocket and tossed it over to his wife to read. "I call that something of an Imposi tion," was his statement. The letter was from Chalmers. It stated that the noise of the automobile in his neighbor's garage was trying to his nerves. It waked him In the morn ings. He requested that It be stop ped. He might have put It more pleas antly," Cameron said. "I never knew him to be cranky before." Young Richard looked up. "I guess it's our auto," he f-aid, "and we'll make all the noise we want." "That's right," said Cameron, "and will write him to that effect." Out of the correspondence grew a decided coolness between the two friends. Even Mrs. Cameron was puzzled to know if, the trouble was a bona fide one or merely the result of a plot. Richard, however, had no doubts. Father certainly has a grouch on his j next-door neighbor," he confided to his mother; "but it oughtn't to make him rude to the girl. He snapped out such a gruff 'Good morning' to her that I felt positively sorry for her." The climax came when Cameron chased Dulcie Chalmer's white cat across the lawn. He threw a. stone at her, carefully sending it in the wrong direction, for Cameron had a soft spot in his heart for cats. Across the hedge Richard apologized later for his fath er's act. I don't know what i coming over him. Miss Chalmers," he said. "I think he has a grouch against your father." Thev were such good friends," the girl sighed. "It seems a pity doesn't it?" "It is a pity," Dick said. "But it needn't make us any less good friends, need It, Miss Dulcie?" "Why, of course not," she said. Th,at was the beginning; but as the summer went on the two young people found themselves Involved in a most romantic situation. The two fathers give up all intercourse with each other. This led to delightful clandestine meet ings; moonlight and starlight saw them whispering together in the gar age or at the foot of the rose garden. The summer winds heard their tows, and the birds sang a chorus to their love song. When they were well out of sight, and of hearing, Richard, Sr., would shake hands with old man Chalmers across the hedge and . they would chuckle over the success of their pre tended feud. But Mrs. Cameron was worried. "The next thing you know, we'll have an elopement, and I want Dick and Dulcie married decently In church." "What difference does It make, so they are married?" her husband de manded. "It will make a whole lot of differ ence in their future," said Mrs. Cam eron. "You and I ran away, Richard, because there was no other way out of it. but Dulcie has a right to white satin and a wedding veil. I have always re gretted that I didn't have a chance to wear one, though I ve never regretted my marriage." "Well, we'll bring things to a head tonight." said Cameron, laughing. The sundial was a pretty place for the lovers to meet. It was far enough from the house so that, after the shad ows fell, it'made a safe retreat. There was a stone bench, too, with a high screen of vines behind it, and here Dulcie and Dick plighted their vows unheard, unseen. THere the two irate fathers found them. "Dulcie," said Chalmers, "what does this mean?" "It means, sir," said Dick, standing very stiff and straight, "that I want to marry your daughter." "Well, of all things," said Richard, Sr. "You ran away with mother," said the boy stoutly, "and I don't think you have ever repented your bargain." "That has nothing to do with this case, said Cameron. vvny, it is pre posterous that you should expect to marry Dulcie Chalmers, Richard, when her father and I are sworn enemies." "Sworn enemies," echoed Chalmers. It was at this moment that Mrs. Cameron crosred the lawn swiftly and appeared before them. "Richard, she said, earnestly, going up to her son, "you love Dulcie, don't you ?" "Yes." "And Dulcie loves you?" She took the girl's hand In hers. "It is very beautiful, but I think the most beautiful part of it will be that these two stubborn men will become friends again." She turned to them. "Surely you will make up for the sake of your children." They were smiling in the darkness, but Dick and Dulcie did not know. "I shall run away with her if you don't consent, sir," was Richard's final statement. "A chip off the old block," chuckled Cameron. "Well, If you put it that way, I suppose I shall have to say Yes,' Dick. (Copyright, 1911, by As sociated Literary Press.) The "Flirt Cop" Beaten. Miss Fay FJvans, "the flirt cop" who caused the arrest of nine so-called mashers" in three days, has not only lost her Job on the police force but has been thrashed by the infuria-ted wife of one of the Mleged mashers. Miss Ekvans was walking down Main street this afternoon when a woman halted her. "Are you Fay Evans?" "Yes." "Take that, you hussy, and that, and that," cried the woman, beating the "flirt cop" on the head with an umbrella. The police say the "lady detective" begged for mercy, but the woman, whose husband was fined $30 in police court Tuesday, on conviction of having ogled Miss Fay, kept on striking until he umbrella broke. It is said that the wife, who is cer tain Miss Fay ogled her husband, had intended to buy a $25 bonnet. Chief of Police Sebastian, wondering how she had effected so many arrests, sent for Miss Evans. She looked like a section of a rainbow. She wore a hat the size of a peck measure; she had on a light-colored lace dress which was short enough to display her white shoes and the ankles of her white stockings; the sleeves of her black silk wrap were lined with flaming red silk; its wide collar and cuffs were of tha same hue. Staring at her the dazzled chief blushed. "It's very plain to me now." said the chief, "That get-up would make most any man stare. You are dis charged." Los Angeles dispatch to the New York World. She Claims Parasol Found In Shark. Because her parasol dropped in New York harbor, swallowed by a shark and then carried to the Delaware breakwater, where the shark was cap tured by James Keyes, a light vessel boatman, and the parasol cut from the stomach. Is no reason that Miss Laura Dorsey, of Saugatuck, Conn., should give up hope of getting the parasol back, and. according to a letter from her, she has no idea of relinquishing her claim. Keyes caught the shark some time ago and was astonished when opening it to find a parasol as a part of its former diet. Miss Dorsey heard of the finding, and yesterday sent word of the loss of the parasol from the steamer Richard Peck in the East River. Although there Is but little left of the original parasol except the ribs and some of the cover and handle, it will be sent her. Lewes (Del.) dispatch to New York World. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago News. He is a wise butcher who can make both ends meat. An egotist imagines he is in (he best society when alone. if the good die young It's because they have no say ln the matter. Timber is becoming scarce, hut the family tree continues to flourish. It's awfully hard for a girl with a twin brother to conceal her age. A man may pocket his pride, but a woman has to conceal hers elsewhere. No, Cordelia, the clearing house has no connection with the weather bu reau. It is easy to appreciate the points of a sermon when they jab the other fellow. Every man is satisfied that he is worth more to his employer than his pay envelope indicates. A considerate wife will not Insist ?ZntvS?L ll8 dol,,S more than two-thirds of the housework. And the more you are willing to do for your friends the less time you will .It, i "hubs ior yourself. There is plenty of room at the top. I T113 Jo8 f",6 t0e fact th not peo- pie want to get in on the ground floor. 1 b . ".,Ita,lan "net blew into the 'P011- the natives gave the Macaronis a first class cussing. Curses r noTiUVe. ln ,ome instances, we b'L lnfor"ed. during Bible '.fhe 'P011 natives may dis tUv iS- UJPe that a modern gun is more effective. under modern rules. natl1 Vll fanclest f"ss words in their dark brown vocabulary. i03Vai- hM h(,ca of the old fash Ho mn h wore a night cap? J'UTP,hy' who hal "he first P "ei thM "he "took It" Just before going to bed. T,2?S "VL1 can b Pood as some HZVi thln? ,hs ouht to be. but he i.t , 8?tlfaetion of knowing that think he is.9 a".bad M Bome VVlo The Turko-Dago war is still In an !r?J"I ttaKe: neith- "'de has killed any women or looted any churches. (At least we have no such report at this writing. The disturbance may incubate before we get to press.) A gent in St. Joe died s the r-ult of mistaking a pint of hair tonic frr booze. Had he taken a course In To- , peka booze, he would have been in noculated and immune from serious consequences. A woman is suspected of having killed the Wyandotte gent who wss found after one hand and all his clothing had been removed. The sus picion is well founded; women are great souvenir collectors, and the miss ing hand Is probably suspended from the wall of some boudoir by a bow of pink ribbon. "Bunk" passes for political currency ln Kansas, and a lucky guess passes for wisdom anywhere. . Attorney King has filed a lien uuon the $25,000 Commissioner Stotts Is go ing to pay Johnson, the gent who was shot in the quarantine district. This news item Is printed ln this column. because it is the only space in the State Journal reserved for pure, un adulterated nonsense. A consensus of opinion. outside of Germany. seems to be that no matter what Italy does to Turkey. It serves em right. There are various ways of serving turkey, depending largely upon the boarding house and the time sub sequent to the last Thursday ln No vember. The customary sequence Is: roast turkey, cold roast turkey, turkey hash and turkey-bone soup. Under an Atchison date line we resd that several persons were "ptomalnedf" at the Balle Wsggener picnic. As one who sampled the spread, we hold that ptomaine is not a proper word to describe a case of overeating. HOP I1VIT0R OF TNE DAY She They say there are gprms in kin. What do you suppose a girl could catch that way? He A husband Boston Trans cript. Maud Jock Is tilling arsund thut tnu - re worth your welKht in gold. Kdlth The foolish boy! Whom Is he tilling It to? Maud His creditors. Denver Times. Willis Did thy have a good time t your reception last night? Gillie Ties, the guests enjoyed it hugely. All my wife s arrangements went wrong. Puck. She Young Wilder Is certainly going the! -Young WilrW Is certainly going the) I understand he's rood for a roll- I He Ya. but it's vcrv vldnt thtA pace. lion. He a milll'j lion Isn't good for him. Bontnr crl;.t. . ' Transci "Well," the friend said, "he seems to h able to make an honent living." "Yes,'' she replied, "but, heavens, who wants to marry a man of t4t kind nowadays?" Chicago Record-Herald, Pa Munn I want Hplrn to marry a business man. She's going to Rt all my money. Algy That's grand! What bual neps would you like to set me up In? Philadelphia Bulletin. "We have both proposed to her." "Which is the lucky man?" "Don't know yet. She Just married the other fellow last week." Toledo Blade. Some men think they are cultured If they can say "ramifications" ln a calm. St. Paul Dispatch. "So he claims to be the only prfetlyj impartial umpire ln the gam? On what; does he base the claim?" "He says he'f; always abused by both sides Instead of b . only one." Toledo Blade. i ftnai uni nun ra v nvri iiiw jmuk grantea ner a divorce, out roroade her to marry ln this state asraln? "She ajkod the judge to make her husband provide her with traveling expenses." Detroit Free Press. "This la good wine. I must take home a few bottloa to my wife." "She nevnr touches wine, as you know." "True, but It will be a little present for her, and I can keep It from going to waste." Wash ington Herald. "He's a genius!" "What's he ever done?" "He haji contrived a plan by whlt-h he has been ableto harnese his gas rnetT and make It run his sewing machine and work the churn." Houston Poft. Summer Hotel Amenities. She renrrln out on the plazzal What! only you her? Where have all the nice boya gmeT He (bitingly) They've Rone off atrolllng with, all the nice girls. Boetoi. Transcrit. QUAKER MEDITATIONS. From the Philadelphia Record. If wishes were horses the beggars would want airships. Many a man with a coat of arms wears baggy trorsers. The older a girl gets the less she believes in early marriages. It's when a fellow falls In love that he generally drops Into poetry. The suffragette may be an orphan, but the antis will take care of her. The minute a man begins to fel that his troubles are at an end ne makes a fresh beginning. Everything comes to him who waits, except the money his friends borrow from him. Little girls no longer seem to care for dolls, but big girls still have an affection for dollars. Our good resolutions would be more laatinz if we could only get them wUn a guarantee against breakage. ..JL t holiova in luck." said thvT nmimist. "Then how do you accou iiurit a ask- .,,,..a r,f other neople? as "What do you find the most difficult part of your profession, doctor. k- ed the seeker after knowledge. To cure a woman who noting Jh matter with her." replied the doctor.