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By FRANK F. MAC LKNNAN. Entered July 1, IsTTS, u seeond-elass natter at the postofflce at Topeka. Ken . under the act of congress. VOLUME XXXVI... .No. 22$ Official State Paper. Official Paper of Shawnee County. . Official Paper City of Topeka. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Daily edition, delivered by carrier, M eenta a week to any part of Topeka or suburbs, or at the same price in any Kan aaa town where the paper has a carrier system. By mall one year....... - " By mall alz montna.. ....... By mall 100 days, trial order f TELEPHONES. Private branch exchange. Call J6J8 and aak. the State Journal operator for per son or department dealred. : Topeka State Journal building. WO, aw and MM Kanaaa avenue, corner lillhth. ' New Tork Office, 2M Fifth avenue. Paul Block, manager. Chicago Office, Mailers building. Paul Block, manager. Boston Office, SOI Devonshire Street. Paul Block, manager. tTTL.li LEASED WIRE REPORT OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. The State Journal la a member ef the Associated press and receives the full day telegrap report of that great newa or- Sanitation- for the exclusive afternoon publication In Topeka. The newa la received In Tha State Jour aal building over wires for thla sole pur- pose. According to Dr. Crumblne, the "rat tax" in Kansas amounts to- $2 per capita. Let's bat the rat. ' About the only reports from the w-r gone that have a reasonable ring to them are those which tell that the big armies are tired and nearing the state Of exhaustion. ' '' ' ' Too bad Senator LeFollette is not in physical form. Wouldn't that filibus ter in the senate against the rivers and harbors' grab have been delect able fruit for him? Justice moves slowly, but the re opening of the eastern advance rate case by the Interstate Commerce Com mission, suggests that it may event ually reach the door of the railroads. . Where France is lucky at the ex pense of America. News comes from Paris that Jack Johnson has never taken out French . naturalization pa pers and is still a citizen of the United States. " As far as the average man is con cerned, he won't have to take the trouble to search his pocketbook to see if he has in his possession that scrap of currency which is labelled like a 120 bill on one side and a J 10 bill on the other. : Although Lawrence Is ninth in pop ulation among the cities of Kansas it stands in fourth- place In 'respect to postal receipts. Possibly this may be explained by the fact that college stu dents are most prolific with letters to the home folk In the quest of "a little spending money." ', A herd of seventeen Iowa corn-fed beef cattle sold in the Chicago stock yards the other day, for 11 cents a pound on the hoof, within half a cent of the highest price on record, notes : the Christian Science Monitor, and it pertinently adds: Incidents. Ot this kind should induce'-western farmers to feed more cattle with corn. Announcement is made that the changes In the football rules for this eign loans, for posterity will be obliged year are not radical. However, It I to pay the costs. It is quite probable, wouldn't have mattered much If they ' therefore, that the output of new se had been. Except to a few of the ex- i curities in this country will be cur perts in the premises the football ' tailed for some time to come. This rules are as Greek is to most folk . of itself will have a steadying influ And even the experts find it difficult ! encc upon security values here, espe at times to agree on their interpreta- daily upon those of the better class, tlon. - I "There is another reason also for Even a world of war cannot crowd i Colonel Rooseveit from his accustomed place of prominence in the newspapers wK -never he gets busy. And in Satur- day's papers he achieved the distinc- tion of figuring in no less than three """,lura wtueiy separated 10- calities, one from Wichita, one from Baltimore, Md., and the other from Toledo, O. Anybody who may be obsessed with the notion that the Topeka fair Is of no material advantage to the city would do well to consider the an nouncement from the Topeka Rebate association that last week was its busiest in a year. This Is all the evi dence needed that many of the fair visitors were liberal patrons of the business houses in town. It is begin. Ing to look as though the size of the armies involved in the great European war will make it well nigh Impossible that anything like a decisive battle can be fought. So they'll . probably keep hammering away at each other until they are physically exhausted and unable to fight any longer or until their ammu nition is spent. There can't be any ' thing like an Inexhaustible supply of the latter, and as far as that used by the artillery, which is cutting such a big figure in the struggle, is concerned. It cannt be turned out over night. All of the old-fashioned boys haven't disappeared from the face of the earth, as yet Two of them live in Oklahoma. They have had the nerve to borr w an aeroplane at night and the foolhardlness to teach them selves to manipulate it with such pro ficiency that they Were able to stage stellar flight In it the other day. only coming to grief by selecting a poor place to land, which resulted in a mashing of the machine but without Injury to themselves. Of course, they've been arrested and on the un usual charge of stealing an aeroplane. But think of all the fun and excite . meat they've had. BUSINESS RECOVERY IS OS. A Kust the value of our cotton shipments -This country Is rapidly adjust lng waa only 11.300.000. against $1,S00. Itself to war conditions and already Mineral dls to that show, vlaihla .le-na nf recovery from the terrific blow which fell upon the, entire civilised .world more than six weeks ago, writes Henry Clews, the New York banker. In his current week ly financial review, and be continues: "That blow smashed the world's credit system In a fashion never before ex perienced and never expected by those responsible for. the war. or by those who were able to estimate its effects. Nevertheless, the shock has been, met with remarkable success in this coun try, thanks to intelligent co-operation between government, financial - and commercial interests; and. while the difficulties to overcome are still of the, gravest character and while further disasters J -ay yet be possible, the situ ation is vastly better than at any time since the war began and the outlook is certainly for steady improvement. There is a better demand for commer cial paper, and foreign exchange is de clining and at the lowest since the war. Finance, grain and cotton bills are each in better supply and tend to prevent gold exports which otherwise would be inevitable. The success of the New York city 6 per cent loan, and the im proved condition of the Bank of Eng land are also encouraging factors. "Much necessarily depends upon the progress of - ihe war. An .early end of the struggle' would bring absolute re lief, followed probably by a sharp re bound in values. A protracted struggle would, however, impose a growing strain upon an already seriously weak ened financial positon abroad. If the Allies are determined, as is said, to crush militarism, that means the end win not come until exhaustion of one side or the other. An earnest move ment is be D made for peace, but at this stage of the struggle it seems hardly likely that Germany would ac cept such rropokals as the Allies 'may be expected to make. It is said this war is costing about $50,000,000 a day. which la at the rate of about $18,000.- 000,000 a year. These figures are prob ably somewhat exaggerated. Besides. It should be remembered that in time of peace the huge, armies of Europe have cost staggering sums; so that the net increase in the war is not represented by its present actual cost. The worst effects of the struggle at the moment are the awful carnage, the wanton de struction of property and the wholesale demoralization of finance and com merce. Happily the financial situation is gradually improving, both in London and in New York. No arrangements have as yet been made for the opening of the stock exchanges at these re spective markets for the reason that thus far no plan has been devised for taking care of the securites which would probably be offered for sale from abroad. Until some plan of gradual or partial resumption is devised it is the part of wisdom to keep the exchanges closed; disappointing as that may be to the large numbers vitally interested in their resumpton. "Next to ending the war, the surest means of ' stock market resumption, will be a revival of confidence. Thus far investors seem to have held their heads, and the greatly Improved, finan cial conditions of the last few weeks warrant a distinctly more hopeful feel ing regarding the future of investments. There is no doubt that any shrinkage in our investment securities resulting from the' war will be made good with in a reasonable period of time after the war is over. History shows that In all wars a sharp recovery in security values followed after the worst effects became known. The world's output of securities annually amounts to about 14,000,000,000. The war will of course result in a vast output of for- ! preserving confidence In regard to American securities, which Is that they are now at a very iow price, having withstood the strain of unfavorable conditions both at home and abroad with remarkable success. There have 1 been relative'. few suspensions of divi- dends. which demonstrates that our industrial and railroad corporations have been eminently successful In sus- . 1.1 . .11 - . many reverses. Again, the united States will feel this war less than any other civilized nation in the world. To a large extent this country is self-contained, and is less depedent upon for eign trade than any other country at present involved in war. Our foreign commerce, it is true, has received a shock; but the disturbance has not been as serious as expected; and though our August exports showed heavy losses the later foreign com merce returns indicate that we are rapidly returning to more normal con ditions. The losses in our exports were very largely the result of a tem porarily demoralized foreign exchange mark.et, and with an improvement in financial conditions exports are stead ily increasing. The total exports of merchandise from New York last week wera $14,000,000, compared with 115,- 400,000 a year ago. For the week end ed August 22, when the shock of war was felt keenest, our exports at New York were only $8,500,000. compared with $15,it00,000 the previous year. The imports of merchandise at New York last week were $15,200,000, as against $20,200,000 a year ago; a much smaller loss than waa noticeable In the third week of Aug -st when the imports at New York were $12,000,000, .against $18,000,000 at the corresponding date last year. The total August returns for the entire United States when they appear will certainly make an Impres sive showing of the effect of war upon our foreign commerce, but it should be recognised that with the resump tion of shipping and improved condi tions in foreign exchange, our foreign trade is rapidly getting back to normal, the losses being chiefly in our trade with Germany. ' With Austria and Russia our trade is limited. In An- ueciinea w i.buu.uuw. against 112.000,000 the previous year, while breadstuffs actually increased to S2,S00,00. against $28,09.00 for the same month in 1913. "In home industrial circles a more confident feeling Is developing. Oood crops are helping the west wonderful ly. Throughout New England there are signs of recovery. The actual stoppage of Industry has been less than expected, and in some cases In creasing activity la already noted. Our textile mills ate 'the shock well, some of them being engaged on for eign orders; and our steel Industry is also giving a better, account of itself than at one time anticipated; an 'n creaslng interest being shown in ex port trade. Vigorous efforts are al ready being made in "ae la direc tion by our bankers and export mer chants with Indications that a consid erable increase in foreign trade will come to the United States as a result of the war. - "There is just o-e other element for revived confidence, which has been almost lost to sight by the European tragedy, which is the abatement of hostilities at Washington to large cor porations. The government is already showing a more friendly attitude to big busine.s and there are signs that the spirit of prejudice Is giving way to reason. The plight of the rail roads " is been somewhat aggravated by the war.- and something will un doubtedly have to be done to Improve their earning capacity which has been impaired by restriction imposed by the interstate commerce commission." Journal Entries Refiner mt also is often reflected in the voice. There is some hope for the man who knows he knows little. The turn in the long road Is more than likely to be a sharp one. Any nu.nber 6f people have every reason to be happier than they are. Presumably, it's perfectly proper to class a nightmare among the dark horses. J ay hawker Jots The Phillips County Post insists that the bravest soldiers are those who sit on dry goods boxes and discuss the war. A sartorial observation by the Jewell County Monitor: A stiff hat can really get more out of style than other gar ments. Lazy women will have an excellent excuse for not canning fruit this year, points out the Mankato Advocate high fruit and high sugar. , Some' one says, do you believe it is possible for a person to be talked .to death? notes Gasaway. the Gas GUlch correspondent of the Wilson County Citizen, and he answers: "Sure, I do. : for the average age of . a woman Is j two years greater than a man." Shafts from the Gridley Light: Some ' people take life easy, others make it as nara as tney can A man s repu- tation comes from what he does not what he says he will do Advice is scmething a boy generally gets when he asks his father for a little money, or a share of the farm crops. ! or a horse and buggy. Chickens are nice things to have about, writes Editor Calnan of the Troy Chief. They look nice. They are useful. The roosters wake us up in the morning and tell us when there is to be a change In the weather. while the hens lay nice eggs and hatch broods of downy chicks that de- ! velop into spring fries, and when the old hens become veterans they are shipped to Chicago and served In the restaurar as "springers." A Leavenworth business man who is a student of nature has secured con siderable enjoyment this summer through building a few rustic bird houses, according t j the Leavenworth Post. He has brought birds of all kinds around his home and watching the mating, nesting and rearing of the bird families, has been a source of great enjoyment. Besides he finds that the birds keep the Insects off the trees and shrubbery. He believes that ev erv farmer would heln out hia ornn tITtnJS& birds to stay about the place. Prop- the bee martins, wrens and other in- sect catchers, which also drive awav tb Rnn rrnu-B Globe Sights BT THE ATCHISON GLOBE. How much do you. think your mor- al support is worth? Then there are men so cautious they never get anything done. A loud mouth seems worse in a street car than an" other place. Are there any old-fashioned boys left who uarrel over the core 'of the apple? In domestic hostilities, a man's ablest Idea of strategy is to remain down town. Reporters try to make some people mad. so those people will leave them alone. Letting' an extravagant wife drive him to drink is no way for a man to save money. When a woman goes the Sour Way. people know where to place the blame if she is married. .. . Sometimes a man marries his af finity and manages to break away from her that way. If the people are laughing at you, probably it is because you give a great deal of advice. The man who needs a booze bracer before breakfast probably had too many the night before. If one has a sore toe, he encounters more stumbling blocks and is more frequently stepped on. To the weary pedestrian, the empty tonneau of the passing - touring car looms up as the largest vacancy. Usually the' men who become no torious for talking too much finally go on the Chautauqua platform. There are several ways of .making friends; the undying esteem of a col ored man can be won with cast off clothes. St: of thz Moment BT HOT K. MOOLTON-- The Congnnslonal Campaign. We have read all he Junk, ; .... -The political bunk . And most of it's punk, . - . We'll be bound. It is piffle, alas, . : ', And .it's greener than grass, -But still they will pass It around. They are princes, aye kings. So the press agent sings. They are angels, sans wings. And all that. They're not after the dough. But the honor, you know. And they do love us -so Murder! Scat! - The County Fair. The Ice cream cones this year are quite satisfactory, although they still have the same . old fault of leaking out of the bottom after you have held them in your hand fifteen or twenty minutes. The ice cream drips out of the bottom of the cone and spoils a fawn colored vest in about a minute and a half. What Is needed Is a tin ice cream cone that can be soldered up. A tin cone ,would be much easier to digest than some we iget nowa days, i They have a very good musical comical show called - "The Midnight Belles. " The itflrls . dance without moving their feet. Mazeppe, the edu cated horse, is not so exciting, but his performance is not risque and no son need hesitate to take bis father there. The home-m&de taffy, which" you see thrown over a hook and pulled by a. man with dark; gloves on. is Just as tasty as ever.1 Of course the man does not wear dark gloves. There Is ah expert out at the fair who can threw this candy in the air and make a figure eight out. ot it in transit and keep it off the ground most every time. He only dropped it three times while we were watching him yesterday and when he spread It out on the mar ble slab and snipped it off into five cent lengths with a pair of sheers, it had all the pristine beauty of the white marble tombstone. It was also of about the same consistency and taste. On account of the rain there, were only two races at the fair yesterday, the white and the colored. They say the track was very heavy. I don't know who weighed it Evening Chat BY RUTH' CAMERON. On Selection and County Fairs. Selection is always-a difficult process to me. If you ask my little nephew, "Which hand will you haver he invariably says "Both," and refuses to give any other answer. I sympathise with him. I have hlj1"6 tbing V the i vuvive is3- tween two opportunities, both unknown quantities hidden away behind the uncer- tainties of the future.. And the Fates have cmciuu mitinwej Dy givtngtme netiner or perhaps a mutilated part of each. Even in London Bridges, when the j choice was par 'ap'lo tne between a gold f house and a gold-watch studded with dia- monds, the choice was ions and painful. And that la why the County-Fair was neYrn unmixed delight tot, me even at As oneente astsult n? of selection came with "Toasted buttered I popcorn, au flavors, rms ng in one's ear, and "Fresh peanuts, five a bag." in the other. From then on there was one continual call to choose. Should It be S"f"Kle or ;'beer? Should it be 2 JSS! fer to purchase a balloon, a whip, a wind mill or a. whistle? Should one ride on the flying horses or the. ferris wheel? Should one have one's tintype taken or hit the nigger In the head and get a box of candy or a good cigar? But the most painful selection of all to me waa the choice "of a sideshow We saw out one. That Was a law Immutable. And thlir. Wfr. mrt manv n ..11 A derful. First T thnueht I wnti t the fat woman. "She weighs six hundred ' pounds if she weighs ten. ladies and gen-'! tlemen." Of ccurse. she must weigh ten. so the six hundred was proven beyond a doubt, and I was on the point of yielding my dime when the hypnotic eye of anoth er barker caught me. "The most savage wild man in captivity," he was chanting. eat raw rabbits, eat em alive, without- salt or pepper he eat 'em." "Seventh won- der of the world." broke in a third voice. "bound together by a bond of living flesh. If you don't believe it you can touch it with your own hands. Right this way for the Inseparable Twins." So one after another nllurArt Tne nnA the worst if It was that if I saw the fat "" """"" "S waa and v'ce"rsTn WOUW b"B " emy come. In I hope it will mv first act will h. tn fill nv miu.1,.1. full of pieces of eight from her hold and straight to the nearest County Fair, I buy nooeorn. neanuta and talTv- a hatlnnn. ! a whip, a whistle and a windmill, ride on i the flying horses end the ferris wheel, and, best of all. see every single sideshow. Ton think I shall find it a stupid, dis ; appoitning spectacle, lacking the eyes of cnnanoca ." wot so., reader friend. For I shall have the eyes of childhood. On my way from the ship to the -fair I shall gainer in irom the highways and byways all the little youngsters that wouldn't have gone to the fair and ask them to lend me their eyes for the day. I wonder who will be the happiest, they or I? QUAKER B1EDITATIOXS. From the Philadelphia Record. Don't butt in. unless you want to be the goat- Marriage is 'a lottery in which a man can only buy one ticket at a time. A man may be out of tune with the world even while he is singing his own praises. - - Speaking of the artist's model, her face Is sometimes drawn, and some times painted. "Love laughs at locksmiths," quoted the Wise Guy. "Also at wedlock." add ed the Simple Mug. A woman may spring from a mouse, but a grass widow doesn't al ways spring from a crop of wild oats. Many a man no sooner discovers that he is wedded to his art than he begins to repent at leisure. Wigwag "What do you think of the war tax on beer?" Guzzler "Oh, it makes me as mad as hops." . Milly "See the -automobile hearse. Isn't it cute " Billy "Yes, some peo ple are seally carried away by it." It Is quite possTWe for a fellow to be broken-hearted over a girl who has tbe reputation of never making any bad breaks. v , , Tommy "Pop. " what Is a " pessi mist?" Tommy's Pop -"A pessimist, my son. is a person who is always afraid there won't be ssosrh trouble to go round." - THE PEASANT SOUIER. ' ' He has no hope tor eonquest: no baa so lust for power; His bosom does not burn to share In tri umph's glorious hour; He bears do hatred In his heart s gains his brother man; Unlearned -he Is in strategy or statesman's scheme or plan. But when throughout the troubled land there rings the battle cry. Unknowing and ' unquestioning - Its marches forth to die. No prises are there to be gained for his too common kind; He wins no splendid spoils of war for those he leaves behind. Whatever glory there may be. the great ones of the earth Win never yield to his mean kin, all folk of peasant birth. But when he seea upon the hills the , battle banners- fly He marches calmly to his death nor thinks to wonder why. James J. Montague In the New York American. - The Evening Story Almost a Mistake. (By Clara Ines Deacon.) They " re going to have a new weather man at Point Hope. The one that had been in charge for a couple of years was addicted to the habit of oc casional sprees, and when they hap pened his predictions of tbe weather to come for nxt three days were .terrify ing. ; . Point Hope was a village of 1.000 In habitants, and was inclined to be social. The weather man. whether married or not. was expected to take a hand in the social game. When It w-s known that a chanre was coming there was much curiosity to know what the new man was like. "I hope he sings bass." cid a mem ber of the church choir. - "I hope he isn't a young man and in clined to flirt," simpered an old maid. "If he plays a good game of checkers 111 board him for half price said Uncle Riley. Meanwhile the head of the weather bureau was talking to Burt Hudson, who was to fill the place. "Young man, you have done well at your other stations, and I'm hoping for the same or better at Point Hope." "I certainly shall do the best I can." was the reply. "I don't doubt that your official duties trill be performed In a most satisfactory way, but I wish to inform you that I am seeking U raise the dignity of the position. There are complaints that some of our men at small stations play pool. They pitch quoits with t..iy one. They go to candy pulls and barn dances. A government . is a dignified position, Mr. Hudson." "Yes. sir." "And a government official hould never let himself down. He may mingle with the -itsiders in a social way, but should ever consider his dignity.' "I understand, sir," replied Mr. Hud son. ' Burt Hudson had a social disposition. Some folks, particularly young folks. ; had called him jolly.-He had heard that there were nice people in P' ad ha been Pleased with his appoint- ment. He was not so well pleased after ascertaining that ho must stand on his dignity and be looked upon as a prig. His living did not depend on the salary paid, but he liked the work, and was pleasing his mother and a rich- uncle by his interest In it. In due time Mr. Hudson arrived at I Point Hope:' The population turned lout to meet him. He was himself until within ten miles of the town, j and then he became somebody else, Dnt on the mantle of dignity as by his chief. How it worked was told in the comments of the peo- pie when they came to compare notes. "I told him I'd lil:e to play check ers with him," said Uncle Riley, "and he glared like a J uary blizzard." "When he came in I was for shak ing hands with him and asking about his family," said the landlord of the inn, "but he sorter drawed away as if I was second class. I don't believe he'll eat prune sass once a week." "I shall never dare ask him out to the farm to eat a boiled dinner," said a farmer. - Two of the most interesting people in Point Hope were the Widow Wel- come and her daughter Uarian. It was said of them that thev had the nicest home and the most money, and no one disputed that the daughter was the handsomest and best educat ed young lady among them. Marian had never been told that she must stand on the other side of a six-rail fence. She had dignity enough, but that did not prevent her from being Jolly. Two weeks after Mr. Hudson's ar rival he was being discussed by moth er and daughter. A young man had escorted Marian and another girl to me signal siauun uiu imrouucea i them' ey Wtr refIVed W"5, aItol fflJtZt courtesy and dIgnlty He is a gentleman, mother, said , the daughter, "but he freezes one. I don't believe the governor puts on the dignity that Mr. Hudson does. "Perhaps it comes natural to him," observed the mother. "It strikes me right the other way. There were times yesterday when he seemed about to come down off bis high horse for a moment, and then he would catch himself. He v.-as stilt edly polite. He was courtesy itself, but one felt that he was a mile away and the door locked against the world." "What ?iave you girls learned about him?" "Well, he sings." "Yes?" "The-" boys think he can play base ball." "Yes?" - "And they say he must know about pool and billiards. "He likely does." "But -what we girls want is some one that will pitch in with us and make things lively. I looked at Mr. Hudson and tried to imagine him at a candy pull, but it sent the shivers over me." "Well, dear, he may be quiet and un demonstrative among strangers, but let us hope he will thaw out as he gets ac quainted. I met him on the street the other day. r.nd I rather liked him. We will have r few people in some eve ning and Invite Mr. Hudson to meet them." - "I'll tell you one thug, mater. Mr. Hudson needn't' flatter himself that he owns all the dlgnty for forty miles around. If he doesn't drop It I'll freeze him.- . A gathering took place and Mr. Hud son was there. He thawed out consid erably, but not enough to escape cen sure. The majority said that his atti tude belonged in a New York drawing room. Miss Marian met him with a smile, but at the look of dignity on his face she froze up and was like an icicle the rest of the evening. The mother was the only one of the party who read the young man truly. After the guests had gone she said to her daughter: "I think T can read Mr. Hudson aright" ' "Then you can read a. rock! waa the sulky reply. . . ..--.-;-. : "He is acting a part in being so stiff and formal." "Why In tha name of cats does ha do ttr "I can't telL .of course. . Ma vb it's by the advice of his mother, who baa a wife picked out for him, and maybe Uncle Sam has ordered his signal corps to' stand, on their dignity. At any rate. I like him. . rnd hope he will call often.". i snan-t put myself out to entertain no such polar bear!' Ton see if he doesn't begin' to thaw out -soon. If he Is acting a part, as I believe he is. he can't hold to it many weeks. You'll see a change in him when he calls and finds us alone." The mother's words proved true. There was a change, but not enough to suit the girl. She could see that be was less stilted and that he let himself smile once In a while, but when he had de parted she said to her mother: '.'Why, he talked astronomy nair tne time and natural history the other hair" . "But he was Interesting. "So are hitehina- costs' Why didn't he ask me if I could skate and swim? Why didn't he ask about straw rides? Why didn't ne say he'd help trim tne church for Thanksgiving?" When Mr. Hudson had held tne sta tion six months all the people agreed that ne nad thawed out at least one- half. This, they contended, was doing pretty well, but It was not enough to satisfy Miss Marian, who said to her mother: "When' Mr. Hudson shows that he Is human, as other men, maybe I shall begin to like him. Queerly enough, there was evidence or it next day. He appeared at tne house and challeneged her to ride with him on his new tandem bicycle. She accepted at once, and they had a five- mile spin, to Iter delight. It was re peated, in a few days, and they had been out half a dozen times, when the sudden, terrlfo and awful change she nad hoped for took place. They were trying to get home be fore a. thunder shower, when the bi cycle ran over a hog on the highway and the riders were sent flying into the bushes. Marian was not much hurt. As she tried to gather her wits she heard some one exclaiming. As she sat up she recognized Mr. Hudson's voice. She dragged herself to her feet and hung to the bushes she saw him "belting" the hog with a club. . and heard him say: " your eyes, take that!" And also: "Lie in the road, will you, you nuisance?" and likewise: "Uncle Sam and his old weather can go to Texas! I'm through with this dignity nonsense!" And when the girl reached home she said to her mother: "I shall be engaged to Mr. Hudson within four weeks!" (Copyright, 1914, by the Mc Clure ewspaper Syndicate. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago News. In a manner of speaking, the den tist is a dealer in extracts. Gems of thought never were or will be a drug on the market. Wisdom has an uphill fight against the blissfulness of ignorance. A homely young -woman may live long enough to become a pretty old one. Never despise little things. The big gest man that ever lived was once an infant. Real faith is needed before a man can buy a bottle of hair restorer of & bald headed druggist. Some people refuse to do things be cause they are near-sighted, and some others because thev are far-sighted. A-woman seldom talks wmle doing up her hair- possibly ' because her mouth is apt to be filled with hairpins at that stage of the game. FOB BY PETER AND HANS Peter and Hans were brothers and they liveu near a forest. They -cere good boys most of the time, but once in a while they woujd disobey their mother and go too near the forest. "Some day you boys will go so near that the giant Boo-man will -et. yr-" she told them. L But Hans and Peter 1'id not believe. the giant Boo-man could run as fast as they could, and one day they went nearer than usual, and the first thing they knew something grabbed them both by the back and seemed to fly with them into the forest. It was the giant Boo-man who had taken each boy by the back with his great big hands and was walking away. By and by he came to his cave, and he sa -er and Hans on the ground before the door and looked at them. He was so tall that the boys did not see him; they thought his legs were two big trees and they wondered what had happened. "I think I will climb this tree and see how fas- we are in the forest." said Peter. When he began to climb, the tree moved, and Peter slid to the ground, his hair almost on end with fright. Both boys looked up, and there, tow ering above them, they saw the giant Boo-man. .laughing down at them. "Do you know who I am?" asked the giant Boo-man. There was no answer. "Can't you boys speak? Let me see If you have tongues; open your mouths." Peter and Hans obeyed and the giant Boo-man began to laugh. "Do you call those tiny bits tongues?" he asked. "Look at mine If ou want to see one worth having." ' Both boys fell over on the ground ' 'r rr xTIrW f , T? A SOLDIER OF PEACE. - - It Is pleasant diversion to tun from the tumult and shouting of tae war lords to a sol Mer whoa fame tw-u securely on his achievementa iu ' aea of peace; and one of the world's great est soldiers, for all that. As yon guess, our reference Is to Col. Goethal. VB. A., who built tlie Panama canal after others-had' failed or quit. Where the clever French failed miserably, and. many eminent engineers of our own country quit disheartened In the lace of great difficulties, this modest sol, dier man succeeded because digging ditches and building dams and shift ing mountains and rivers happened to. come in his line of duty: he had been trained to do that, as are moat sol- diers. although not all get their lesson. Viewing his fine achievement for man kind, what a pity it seems that other military men must look to death and desolation and suffering for auch fame1 as comes their way. What might not be done for mankind If their re sourceful energy were diverted to pro ductive endeavor, instead of to de struction. At least it would quicken the pace of progress, while It removed a menace which now threatens and is so largely realized; the menace which militarism makes of plunging the na tion into war which saps the vitals and sets back civilisation. Then let a grateful government reward Goethals as best it may, and the people make much of his example; the unusual spectacle of a military man who won fame by a great - and kindly work which is large enough to be a mile stone in the world's forward march of civilisation. Atchison Glqbe. From Other Pens INCREASING FISH SOPPLY. Figures dealing with the propagation of fish in the United Slates under fedxr; management run Into the tens of millions. hundreds of millions and pinions. The number of fish propagated and distribut ed last year aurpasaes all records, we are told, while even greater accomplishments are promised for the future. In round fig ures 4,000,000,000 food and game Ilsh were propagated and distributed by the fish cultural stations during the twelve months ended on June 30. Of thae 300,000.000 represented the migratory food fish of Atlantic coast streams. l.OW.COO.- 000 the commercial fish of the Great Lakes. 2.250,000,000 the important food fish of the North Atlantic coast, more than 200,000.000 the salmon of the Pacific sea board, and the remainder flab of minor interior waters. It would appear from other statistics that amplpe provision Is being made to Insure a fish food supply for the nation. It must be remembered that nature, unaided, also Is doing its part. There is reason to believe that, in dependently of the work of the bureau of fisheries of tpe United States department of commerce, the annual fish catch of the oceans, lakes, rivers and streams . could be Immensely increased without percepti bly diminishing the aupplpy for years to come. This, however, borders on the spec ulative. A more important thing is the simple fact that the 100,000.000 people of the United States are not demanding mora than a fraction of the fish that might be supplied. If there are not larger catches of fish it is because there is not a greater demand for this kind of food On the other hand. If the demand were greater the catches would be larger and prices might be lower. . Many careful students of the food aupply question are now striv ing to lead the populace toward the fish mart, and this leadership seems wise. It ought to result In the building up of the fish trade t the proportiqus, Jt should relatively assume, to ease thereby ' . the . strain on the meat supply and to lower the cost of living. Christian Science Mon itor. - MR5.FJLYRLKER when they saw the giant Boo-man'a tongue, it war so large. .. Hans was the first to rt over. He Jumped up, and when the giant looked down at him he said: "I wish you would come down nearer tc us so w -can see your big mouth better." "Peter Tegan to tremble with fright. "Don't get him any nearer to us; he will eat us If you do." "He will probably do that, anyway," replied Hans, "and I have thought of a way we may escape. You do as I tell you; it is our only chance," ' The giant slowly lowered his body to the grounJ and sat down. "Now what' do you want?" he asked. "We want to see your mouth open. said Hans. . "Oh! you dw" said the giant begin ning to laugh. When he did this he opened his mouth so wide that both boys thought they were lost and they almost fell into it from fright. But H.--- pushed Peter behind hlm- uivc 1 wisn we could feed you," he said. "I should like to try to fill your mouth; I am sure it must be the very largest mouth I- the whole world." "I think It Is." replied the giant Boo-5 man, pleased that he was to be so much admired. "If you really want to see me eat go Into my cave and bring out all the food you see on the table.' h.Hhn.1wBd,Pter wenl ,n' anil on high table they saw ten chickens, ten cakes, ten loaves of bread, ten turnips and as many as a bushel of potatoes, all cooked. It took them a long time to bring all this o- Uide the cave, but at If1 .lh,eTha1 " a" outside, and the giant laid down on the ground and opened his mouth. y The boys began to feed him, and as' scon as nis mouth was full they stepped away and waited. "Now Is our time" said Hans to Peter. ' ; "The next tlmo h -. h." ll-lfVil1?"- and Pt In a- .a.o mm we can lift, and then more food, and then another rock." ti. rWE-"'? the tsooS as' hetad finished what he called a mouth-! Tflato KnVB Asm A J .7 , - w nis mOUlIl fTirM wton'Lth:n,.they 'fch? mouth "wVnn 'If." the CO"' lift.; When the giant began to eat the first Stone maris him k . "c rst he reached" ,he"otler;-hrwa7 &S!f and choking bo he could r" . ' running as fast aa thoirr legs would carry then, Zl the,p Z"r'Z"l theTreac "If we had minded mother " Peter, "we shouldn't have been V, off at all and almost eaten 1 Boo-man. When- she tells rne f?"f trying to find out for my f "fArI right. MM. by the McClure NWSX: Syndicate. 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