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Of our funds and spend them free, And our Ire flndi full expiesslun, We are angry an can he. we condemn each ci -oked action, But lt' always understood At the atart of the transaction . That the money'! gun for food. The irrafter whom we're after Puts the each where It will stay, And hi mild sardonic laughter Lightly echoes for awny, But we want Investigation And we hold It with a will. Though our only compensation la a righteous wrathful thrill, Washington Star. (Copyright, 1906, by Kodasura Klnnosuke, like all stu-! dents from the Flowery Kingdom, . was a most Industrious and Intelli gent scholar and was pointed to with pride by the faculty of the university who held him up as an example for the less conscientious occidental youths. Whllo perfectly polite to his fellow students, Kodasura never for got that he was a Prince In his own country and that behind him was a noble pedigree running back for thou sands of years and he maintained a reserve towards the young western barbarians which was wholly in keep ing with his race and Its traditions. The American girl appealed to Kodasura as a strange and wonder ful being. As to the men he could understand In a faint sort of way their heathen attributes but the wom en were utterly beyond and apart from his traditions and his under standing. Therefore It clearly be came his duty to study this strange phenomena. He went about this duty In the same grave, Intent manner with which he devoted himself to oth er studies. He sought as wide acquaintance as possible with the young women of the college town and indulged, so far as he was able, in the social pleas ures of the students. Making little progress In this general campaign he decided to select an individual specimen for investigation and anal ysis. Whereupon, after due consider ation, he decided upon Miss Florence Maynard, familiarly known to her in timates as Flossie, a most pert and vivacious little Miss whose blue eyes and red lips had been the cause of a long string of broken hearts. Kodasura figured It thusly: Miss Maynard was exceedingly popular, therefore she must be a good speci men of the mofct attractive of her pedes. She was bright, intelligent and well-Informed, hence the time pent in her company would not bo wholly lost as regards his other in vestigations. Besides which she was very pretty and the young Japanese felt it would be a pleasure as well as a duty to make the investigation In her companionship. So the quest was begun and it oc casioned great comment and much Joking. Miss Florence demurely ac cepted the friendly advances of the young foreigner and thought it a great lark. He was well informed, a model of courtesy and comely to look upon. Besides ho was different. He was .n fact a distinct novelty. So they were much together and talked of. many things serious and trifling as they walked or rode or sat in the Maynard drawing room. From the first Miss Florence fath oroed the purpose of the Japanese and she accepted the conditions with a mischievous twinkle in her blue eyes. . And she led him a merry chase in his Investigations. In fact no sooner had he reached a conclu sion along a given line than she smashed it all to smithereens. So the end of the term arrived with the Investigator more bewildered regard- Appealed to Kodasura as a strange and wonderful being. ing the American girl than when he began. One thing, however, he had learned, and that was that the eternal femi nine abode in the American girl even as in her Japanese sister. He found that she was an object of affection and desire. The realization of this came to him whn he was about to leave collers and return to his Island home. "I have highly passed," he solil fjulzert "in all the If formation which 1 arrived to seek with the excep Irfdejligalicn Ti'ivrcvwinii trtfryssrjsssrs- nru-nru Dally Story Pub. Co.) tion that of the American girl ! do not know peas." Then as he rolled his cigaret he thought of his home-going within the week and of the termination of his investigations of Miss Maynard. And curiously enough what disturbed him most was not that he had failed In his quest of knowledge but the thought that be was to see her no more. "What Is this?" ho asked himself In stern solf analysis. "This emotion of unrest which my bosom is with in? Why do I of Joyfulness partake when I consider that I am with Miss "I have determined to marry you.' Maynard in this evening to fore gather? Also of what reason does my heart beat more forcefully when I reflect upon the consideration that I will see her not any presently and what is the foundation of the emptl ness that Inflicts my chest?" Long and closely did he ponder upon these questions until finally it came to hlra that he was in love with the fair barbarian. "Of much astoundment is it," he cried "that I I a Prince of the bouse of Kodasura, of four thousand years in its pedigree, should with favor In spect this woman whose family was born yesterday. But of truthfulness It Is. Even as I felt toward O Gin San and the other maidens of my own race I now feel in the direction ot Miss Maynard. It is of strangeness incomprehenslve." He pondered long over the sltua- tlon but every period brought him back to the dancing blue eyes and the red cuptd Hps and the rogulBb dimples of Florence. "Why is it not?" he Anally said determinedly addressing a bust of his great-grandfather on the mantel, "I am a Prince and It Is that I should my desire have gratification of. It is not her fault that she Is old only a few hundred years. And of certain inent her feet are those of the Japan' ese and her eyes. It must be that the spirit of a Japanese hns IoJk ment found In her divine form. I will forget my uncestry. I will mar ry her." With a sigh of virtuous self-sacrl flee he dunned his hat and went to Inform his lady love of his decision. Of her attitude he never thought at all. In his country the decision of the male of proper degree was But flcient providing the fnther could be assured of the financial expediency of the match. When she came Into the drawing room he stood grave and heroic In the center of the floor. Before she could speak he said: "It is of the grave mission I have arrived to see you to-day. I have de termined to marry you. The girl caught her brenth In amazement. , "Yes," Kodasura went on, "I have graat ponderment given it and It is my Judgment Hint I shall my rank and station waive and will make my wife you." The fluBh of indignation In the girl's face faded into a smile, then Into downright laughter. "When was this Important derision arrived at," sho asked dropping courtesy. "This afternoon." he replied with dignity. "Why do you laugh?" "Oh It's so funny," replied Miss Florence. "Pray have you deter mined upon the details of the wed' ding." "it Is not of humorousnoss that I speak." replied the Prince. "It Is of love that I talk. I, Kodasura Kin nosuke, love you anil will make you my wife. Of the arrangements of the marr'age I havo no thought Your customs I do not havo knowl edge of. Only that I must sail within the mtnth." This brought forth a fresh peal of laughter from the girl. Kodasura gazed at her Intently. Then htg ex pression of grave exaltation faded and. his lips curled a trifle while Hi eyes blazed with a fire no Americas ever had seen in them. "I see," he said. "The understand- ment you not. 1 am sorry. It Is I mistake of the judgment which I have encountered. It Is not the reincarna tion as I had thought. It is a Joke. I now observe the humorousness." He gazed, steadily into the fir place for a moment and the feeling vanished from his face. "I make the apology," he said. "1 did not at first see the humor. We are not a humorous people. I came to present my adleux and to make my thanks for the courtesy you have shown me." Bowing low he withdrew, leaving the girl standing In a trance. Kodasura Klnnosuke returned to Japan with the mystery ot the Amer ican girl unsolved. ADVANTAGE IN HER LEANNESS. Thin Woman Generally Enabled to Travel In Comfort. "There Is Just one time when I thank heaven and the boarding-house cook for my exceedingly Bpare frame," said the thin woman. "That Is when I rldo In a crowded car. Unless there Is a tremendous Jam I am sure to get a seat. There may be a dozen women stnndlng In my neighborhood, but just so sure as the heart of man Is thrilled with a chlvalric desire I am the one who benefits by tho gener ous Impulse. "There was a time when I felt flat tered by this very marked attention. I thought It tho practical reflection of some unusunl attraction In myself. One dny I boasted to a man I know of my good luck. I did not say right out that I thought I possessed extrnordl nary qualities which people were anX' Ions to recognize, but I intimated as much. The wretched man laughed. " 'That Is quite natural,' ho said 'When a man points out a seat to a woman he always chooses the thin nest one. I do It myself. She doesn't crowd so tightly and allows a fellow to Bit In much more comfort than a stout woman. "That reply robbed me of all my vanity, but It did not uproot my grati tude for being thin." New York Tress. Clever Ruse of Pickpocket. Mr. W. S. Gilbert was once In the paddock at Sandown with a friend, watching the horses as they were led round. Near them stood a well dressed stranger. One of the horses lashed out suddenly, causing the stranger to start so violently that ho bumped against Mr. Gilbert. Apologies, says M. A. P., were giv en nnd accepted, but when, a minute or two later, the same thing happened again, Mr. Gilbert began to feel and to look very angry, and the stranger, apparently much ashamed of his lnck of self-control, hurried out of therpad dock. "That's a pretty specimen of Brit ish manhood." said Gilbert contemp tuously, looking after the retreating figure. Ten minutes later he discov ered that his watrh and chain, scarf pin and pocketbook had vanished of course, with the nervous stranger. Old-Fashioned Roses. They ain't no style about "em, And they're sort ' pale and faded; Ylt the doorway here, without 'em, Would he lonesnmer. and Blinded With n good 'enl Marker shudder Than the mornln'-Klorles makes. And the sunshine would look Madder For the good old-fashion' sukus. I like 'em 'cause they kind n' Bott n' make a feller like 'em; And t tell you, when I find a bunch out whur thp Kim kin strike 'em. It nlhiB sets me thlnkln' )' the ones at used In Krnw, And peek In thro' thp chlnkln O' the cabin, don't yuu knutr. And then I think o' mother, And how she used to lovo 'era, When they wtiin't any oilier. 'Less she found 'em up above 'em! And her eyes, afure she shut 'em, Whl-terrd with a smile, nd said We must plek ii hunrli and put 'em In her nund when hu wuz dead. Put. ns I wus n snyln'. They ain't no style nhnnt 'em Very gaudy or dlsplayln', Hilt I wouldn't he without 'em 'fniise I'm happier In these posies, And the holly hawks nnd slili, Thau I lie hiunniln' bird 'nt minus In the roses of ihe rich. James Whltcomb 1'lley. Cure for Cancer. Gather wood sorrel when In blos som that bearing a blue flower Is best pound, and press out the Juice, put It on a plate, and cover ho whole plute with a glass. 8et It In the sun unlll a paste Is formed, then cork It tightly In a phial. When app'led, It should bo. spread on cloth or wash leather, and placed over the cancer only In the day time, bo the patient may sleep In the night. If properly gathered, prep:"ed anil applied, It will draw out the cancer In about four days. Meanwhile the patient should drink much yellow dock tea. This recipe Is claimed to be given by an Indian donor. Emphatic, but Innocent. Mrs. Richardson, author of "In Japanese Hospitals In Wartime," writes of her Japanese attendant: "When sho was not waiting upon me she spent most of her time sitting on her heels warming her little fln prs over the 'hlhachi' and smoking the most minute pipe I had ever seen, vhlch k!io promptly hid under her feet whenever I appeared. She had learned her broken English from foreigners, nnd one day when I told her she had foi,.tten something sho replied, 'I am u - fool,' not being the least nv.iuo that tile had said anything unusual." Japanese Imperial Library, The Japanese Imperial Library at Tokio hue on Its shelves something like 2,0(10 written und printed mathe matical works, extending as far hack as 1695. HE HAD HIS CHANCE WHAT THE PATENT ATTORNEY MISSED. "Yes, sir," said the frugslst, as he placed the box of punetelas on the counter, "four years ago I could have bought this corner lot for 14.000. Yes, 1 could have then, but I didn't. I had the money, too, nt that time. Last, spring this same corner was assessed for twenty thousand. Funny how we overlook opportunities, Isn't It?" "Well. It's peculiar, I'll admit," said the patent lawyer when ho had se lected one of the long, dark weeds and bit oft the end, "but I wouldn't be so rash as to say It Is funny. "Now, as a boy," ho continued, scratching one of the druggist's safe ty matches on the box, "I used to blame my paternal grandfather for his absurd lack of foresight. He didn't know that Chicago wes going to grow. He came through here In the '30s with a span of likely oxen and a wagon. "I pulled off Somebody wanted his outfit and of fered him whut is now the 1st ward tor It. Hut tho old gentleman tould not see any bargain In that. Tho mini was about seven feet deep nnd grand pa hadn't a prophetic eye. So he kept on and anchored for life at Arlington Heights. " "That's why you are lu tho patent business now?" asked the druggist. "Probably. Hut I don't blame grand sire so much as I used to. I've over looked one or two good things myself. I might have been a Blushing bil lionaire. Ever hear of tho Mesaga Iron range? "I might have owned half of that. "It was In the winter of the 'big snow you've heard about In the early '80b," continued tho patent nttorney. "Snow was six feet deep all over these parts, nnd I was In Ashland, Wis., up on Lake Superior. Might ns well have been nt the north pole. It was a case of snow hound all right, but not In n poetical sense. There was only one railroad Into that town then, and It went out of commission early in the season. No steamer, either. Ice, snow, wind, blizzards nnd lots of them. "nut plenty to eat, you know. All kinds of venison nnd fresh whlteflsh and an abundance of fuel. There was nothing but woods In that region then. MncGnriin nnd I split up our own pine slabs for the little stove In our room In the boarding house. "MncGurrln was a bully fellow. He was a civil engineer, an expert on mines and a prospector to boot. He was Scotch and a reformer In his ewn way. Ho had an eccentric Men that there was too much lliiuor In Ashland and so he started In to keep ethers out of temptation. He was a booze punlsher and no nilslake. "One evening Mac came up to the "There were room, nil tanked up. I pulled off his bootH for him and j;t li I in Inlo bed. as I had done numerous times before. " 'Jat vers,' he said, 'you're all iij:ltt. t like you, Jarvcrs. I'll make you a rich man uex' spring. You know the Mesaga ' And he went to sleep. "I worked lute that night, figuring on certain ;inns I hail. Along about midnight I heard MacGurrln again. Don't know whether ho was talking In Women's Work in War Time. Women took a prominent part In the disturbances in Hussla, but his tory has many oilier inslanees of the name kind, notably in Mm French revolution and the 1'aris commune, A less known parallel is to lie found Jn the pages of English history. When it was feared Hint Charles 1 was go ing to inarch upon London lu 11140 rampants were hastily thrown up all round the metropolis. A noialilo fea ture of I ho operations was the share taken In tho work by women wom en of uM classes, who came and worked night and day to keep out tho Invuders, who never came. Suspicious. Fervor. "Well, brother." nuld tho deacon, "that was a fine prayer you made last night." "Tlinuk you, deacon; I utn very glad to hear you eay so." "Yes, It was a splendid prayer long nnd fervent nnd say, what havo you been doing any way? You can confide in me with tlio utmost con li cence, I wouldn't betray you for any thing In tho world." Chicago itecord-Herald. his sleep or trying to converso with nie. Anyway, he was saying that there were millions in the Mesaga whatever that was, I didn't know then nnd that, he'd give me half. "I thought he would forget all about It by morning, but I wus wrong there. When he woke up at noon his head was clear and he remembered every word of his promise. He told mo all about the Mesaga range. He was dead sure there were unlimited fortunes In It. He was perfectly right, too. There were millions In It then und there are yet. He'd been out prospecting the fall before and had found It himself. He was absolutely the lirst man who ever knew about It. lie had gone over the territory In n rough way, through the wilderness, all alone. Then the early fall had driven him back to Ashland. The next summer he had made tip hit Ms ooots." mind he was going fo make n thor ough Job of It, and to make his fortune at the same time. There was too much for one man and he offered me half the work and half tho reward." "Say," said the druggist, "why don't I he.ir about your giving away public libraries and universities and Im.vlug up legislatures and u seat In the senate and titled sons in-law? I know nbout that Mesaga range. Yon ought to be doing stunts like Rocke feller and Carnegie and the rest of our national heroes, you ought." "Yes," said tho patent attorney, "I ought, but )ou can hco that I am not. Well, what MacGurrln told mo made my eyes stick out some. I was game. For many a week there whllo Ashland was snowed lu wo talked over our plans. "You see, Mac was a bachelor nnd rather a wild chap, with no friends anywhere. Hut long before the snow had begun to melt In the big woods the way was opened up to Ihe south and I made a b"o tine for a little town In southern Wisconsin. Yes, there was a woman In the case my wife, and a couple of kids besides. Of eouiro, I expected and promised to return light uway. )no thing nnd another, however, delayed me and be foro I could get back oh, pshaw! What's the use? Hut poor old Mac! "I would Infer from your tone of voice," said the druggist, "that your Mend Mr. MacGurrin was eaten up by wolves or that ho froze to death Am I correct?" "Wrong. He went out and got what ho was after, lie was a rich man by summer and a millionaire by fall. "Huh!" said the druggist. "I cun't see why he was 'poor old Mae.' Hi wasn't poor. And I guess you're sor ry now " "Well, I can't say that I am. You millions In It." see, Mac well, ho lasted lliout eight ecu mouths afier that. He couldn't stand prosperity." "Could you?" "Sudden and great wealth," said the patent attorney, "with lis in siillous trials ami teuiplnl ions, Is one of the dangers to which I have never been subjected. Hut. I'm si III ready to take some awful chances, provided I don't oveilook 'em." Chicago News McClellan's Appointees "Make Good." 'I'n j 1 1 n i ii ii Hall politicians who pre dieted that Ihe new police comniis sloucr, Gen. llinghiiui, would make u botch of the Jul) within a week have so far been disappointed in their ex pcctutlons. The appointment of Bing ham, a rank outsider who did not cv eu know the location of police head ipiaru is and for whom the names of the district leaders hiuj no terrors, was n sad blow to Ihe wigwam. Tho general bus been in olllce now nearly a nioiilh and he Is steadily gaining the confidence of the public. All the Important bureau chiefs appointed by McClellau to supplant the district leaders have "made good." Artificial Honeycomb. Anion;? Ihe attractions offered nt the meeting of the Worcester (Mass.) county r.eelieepeiy' association will be an artillclal hoiiej comb which was made In IS" I. The comb was exhib ited at. the Centennial exposition at Philadelphia in 1S7U. While the eonni never came into general use, It whs employed by tho bees for both breed ing and storage, purposes with sue cess. 7 SOME QUIET SMILES INDUCEMENTS TO LAUGH AND CROW FAT. Mr. Monk's Idea of the Descent of Man Papa Had Bright Idea of Spring Fever Colonel s Disturbing Element on Water Wagon. An Affront. One Individual stopped another In the street. "I want to ask you a simple ques tion," he snld. "(lo ahead," replied the other. "It Is this, 'When Is that Mil of Ketehem & Holdem to be p:ild?'" "Say," was tho reply, "I may do a little newspaper work occasionally. but I don't ruu the pu.zlo depart ment." Thus ended the confab. The Death of Time. The comedian was rehearsing his great song, when the leader of the orchestra pulled him up. "My dear sir," said tho latter In aggrieved tones, "don't you know that you are murdering tho time?" "Well," was the quiet retort. "It's better to murder the time once and for all than to beat It night after night, as you do!" Exchange. Descent of Man. "Oh, pop, I Just saw a man-eatlnf tiger." "A man will eat anything nowadays. He hns degenerated since ho was a monkey." A Disturbing Element. "Didn't tho colonel get ou the water wagon?" "Yes, he did, lint he didn't stay long. Maybe he might o" stayed longer If he hadn't given his pocket flask to the driver, who let the horses run awny nnd spill the entire outfit Into the mill pond. It was too bad, but the colonel always was a disturbing element." Cleveland 1'laln Denier. Not Continuous. Mrs. Cleveland Oh, I'm so glad to seo you agnln. It's been Ave yeafs since we met, hasn't It. And I hear jou'vo been getting married since I saw you last. Mrs. Chicago Well, not tight along. Only three times. A Sort of Invitation. "My!" exclaimed the silk tie In the hatter's window, "Just listen to the wind howling tint there.'' "Yes," remarked the brown derby, "but It's rather a sociable sound. It seems to say 'Collie out, and I'll blow you oft.' " What He Threw. Ma Twaddles Tommy, what do yon mean by coaxing Ibis horrid dog home with you? Tommy Twaddles -I didn't coax him, ma honest, 1 didn't. I throweil things at lit in lo make him cpilt fol lerlu' me, but It didn't do no good. Ma What did you throw at hlniT Tommy Oh, bones an' things. Chance to Get Even. The Kiiend I can't understand your method of dealing ou'. Justice. The Judge You can't, eh? The Kiiend -No. For instance, why dlil you give that, woman ten years at haul labor yesterday for assaulting a neighbor? The Judge Because she once gave my wife cooking lessons. That's the unswer. Logically Demonstrated. She l can prove logically and mathematically that women are worth more than men. Ho I'd like to see you do It, my dear. She Isn't a miss as good as a mile? lie So they say. She And doesn't It tnlte a whole lot of men to iiialin a league? A Chronic Disease. Willie Say, pop, what's spring fever? I'apa Sirlng fever Is an over whelming desire to sit down ami watch other people work. The Difference. "She's really not cultured '61 alL She says she can't understand Drowo, ing at all." "But one may be cultured and yet not understand Browning." "Of conrse, one may not understand, tt, but one should never admit It" .