Whm the wicked gat possession
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,
(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
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
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
"I have highly passed," he solil
fjulzert "in all the If formation which
1 arrived to seek with the excep
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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
"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
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
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
"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
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
"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'
"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
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
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
"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
"That reply robbed me of all my
vanity, but It did not uproot my grati
tude for being thin." New York
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.
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
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
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
"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
"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
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.
"Well, brother." nuld tho deacon,
"that was a fine prayer you made last
"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
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
"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
"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."
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
SOME QUIET SMILES
INDUCEMENTS TO LAUGH AND
Mr. Monk's Idea of the Descent of
Man Papa Had Bright Idea of
Spring Fever Colonel s Disturbing
Element on Water Wagon.
One Individual stopped another In
"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
"A man will eat anything nowadays.
He hns degenerated since ho was a
A Disturbing Element.
"Didn't tho colonel get ou the water
"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.
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
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
The Judge Because she once gave
my wife cooking lessons. That's the
She l can prove logically and
mathematically that women are worth
more than men.
Ho I'd like to see you do It, my
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
I'apa Sirlng fever Is an over
whelming desire to sit down ami
watch other people work.
"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" .
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