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OPEN THE DOOR.
Open the door, let in the nir The winds are sweet, nnd the flowers are fair, Joy is abroad in the world to-tiny if our door is wide it may come this way. Open the door! Open the door, let in the sun M* He hath a smile for every one tie hath made of the raindrops golden gems He may change our tears to diadems. Open the door! Open the door of the soul let in Strong/ pure thoughts which shall banish sin They'rihall grow and bloom with a grace divine And their fruit shall be sweeter than that of the vine. Open the door! Open the door of the heart let In Sympathy sweet for stranger and kin. It will make the halls of the heart so fair That angels may enter unaware. Open the door! —British Weekly. Breaking It Gently f.a HE messenger boy waited while Jack Towers wrote bis answer to Her note. She might linve telephoned, but It was Her way to send messengers with her missives. "Very well, Kathleen," wrote Jack, "I'll be there. Yon say for the last time. I wonder why?" He sent a boy with this note and an order on a florist for a box of vio lets, as the message's accompaniment, and then be turned to his work again. But his eyes failed to do more than stare at the figures before him. His brain could not grasp their meaning. Kathleen's face persisted in dancing about the Inkwell, In a two-step that played havoc with Business. "I'm a beastly cad," cogitated Jack, "and that's what. But It must be done. For the last time, she said. Perhaps she's heard. It would help things a lot If she bad." He looked meditatively at a photo graph which he fished from a dark pigeonhole In bis desk. "She's a mighty nice little thing," he said to himself, "but- And then lie took another photo graph from an Inner pocket of his coat and kissed it tenderly. "Violets!" Kathleen burled her nez retrousse In the purple fragrance and sniffed with satisfaction. |r'i "Jack always sends violets," she fir'.said, to no one In particular, though slier maid sat near by sewing some a' "lace on the dinner frock her mistress had bade her lay out for her to wear. ",-1 Kathleen looked gloomily upon a tall Vt Jlvase of long-stemmed American Beau 'tles that stood on the table. 7s* "That's the difference In men. Lnw rence sends big Beauties, because they V*." cost money, and Jack sends violets be cause they're my favorite flower. Poor »Jaek! How can I break his heart— for I suppose It will. You say for the U. last time. I wonder why? Helgho! g&We must take our medicine, Marie. Because I prefer millions to love In a cottage—that's why. Hurry with the waist, Marie I musbuot be late at my last dinner with Jack." chaperon to-night. Jack.' ^_ 'Why not to-night?" jS "Because, well—" 5 'I.if* Is too short to quarrel, Life is too short to sigh—' "I'll tell you by and by, Jack—after the fish, perhaps." "I, too, have something to tell you, -'Kathleen." For the space of ten minutes, while ivL the garcon placed the soup before them, Jack felt uncomfortable. Every body hates to attack a disagreeable duty. When the duty Involves a pretty woman, it is doubly distasteful. How ever, he took a surreptitious peep at the photograph In Ills breast pocket, and it nerved hlin to his task. Never theless, there was no hurry about It. "Isn't it absurd, Jack, to say that •'i... love makes tbe world go round?" asked ^Kathleen. 1 £&• •$ In her diplomatic, fpMlue way she had wlshen to lead^up to the subject she had come to discuss. "Of coarse it Is," lie answered, "when champagne—if one has enough of It—will do the same thing." "Salmon—oh, Jack, do you remem ber how we trolled for salmon at Del Monte last summer?" Did he-, remember? He had to pat the photograph In bis pocket to for get. '/s "I read the other day," Kathleen was saying, "that a girl who couldn't make up her mind between two lovers hasn't a mind worth making up." She looked at liiiu from the corners 1' ot her eyes. Jack's face lighted up. She knew, then, and.that was the meaning of her desire for a farewell dinner. How -V 1 easy It would be now to explain. -Cincinnati Post. 1 But Kathleen was not waiting for an answer. "Thej1 say there's no skill in winning a game where one holds all the trumps. 'l But in the game of hearts, Jack, sup pose one held Just two. Don't you think It would be hard to know which to discard?" Biavo! thought Jack. What a clever little diplomat Kathleen is! But she veered to the other side. "Isn't It nice, Jack, just wc two slt ting here like this?" oh, so tenderly. "Isn't it like old times?" He really couldn't help it—one little '•, 1 kiss was nothing. There was a pause of some minutes, and then Kathleen sprang to her feet "Don't, Jack, or I won't be able to brace myself to the ordeal. Don't look like that." .* He put bis hand in his coat pocket. Yes, the photogroph was there. Had he been untrue to Her? "I'm engaged—engaged, Jack," said Kathleen, excitedly. "I'm going, to marry Lawrence Smith, the million aire. Ob, Jack, I never really thought you eared—why didn't you ask me years ago—when I was a bud. It's too late now—too late. It's going to be a grand church wedding. He wanted it to be a quiet affair, but I—" "Thought It would be the last quiet day he'd have, no doubt." "Why, Jack, I never knew you to make such a wretched Joke before. High noon—at St. Luke's—June 8. You'll be there?" "I'm afraid not, Kathleen—I—" "Oh, we can still be friends. This is the twentieth century, you know, and jealousy is out of date." 'I know, but—" "Ob, say we can he friends still. Jack. 1 never could bear these stuffy little apartments, the modern love la a icottage. It's much better this way, Pswsp dear." "f know, Kathleen But—" •f» V, V. ANOTHER SIMMER SPASM. "Oh, don't think I meruit anythlug horrid. I'm not that kind of a woman. Jack. But Lawrence likes you—I think lie wnnU you to bo best man. Will youV" 4Tm awfully sorry, but I couldn't, really." The tension, drawn so tight a mo mcnt""si»oe, was ready to snap. Had it done so, the man would have laughed, the relief was so great. But his duty was still undone, and doubly repugnant after her confession. "Oh, you must," pleaded Kathleen, "else you must know what people will say." She looked at her watch. 'I must go now," she said, "for we are going to a ball to-night. Promise me, Jack, that if Lawrence asks you, you will be his best man at our wed ding. Do It for me, dear, won't you?" She gave him a good-b.v kiss, to make her plea more profound. "Oh, the mischief, 1 can't, Kath leen," he said, squeezing her little hands warmly. "I would if I could, you know, but it's impossible." "Why, dear?" The words were warm, but the tone was cold. "Well, I'll tell you—I've tried to tell you all the evening, but you didn't give me a chance, fin going to be married myself that same day."—San Francis co Town Talk. A. HISTORIC CHURCH. York State Kdifice Where FettlerH Soiifcht Refuse from Snvnucn. The trolley cars which fly between tbe citiei and villages of tbe Mohawk valley, Wew York, have made more convenient ot^rf¥i"t ^ilMlm opened up for more general Inspection the many historic places of Interest in this WAS OKCK A FORT. locality. One of those perhaps least visited and yet possessing rare points of interest is located about liftccn miles east of Utica. Where the Kay ahoora joins the Mohawk, between Herkimer and Little Falls, one may catch a glimpse of the old stone church of Kouari, familiarly known as Fort Herkimer Church, which was original ly a stockade. From the river side one cannot sec It clearly, for it is almost hidden by tangles of wild grape. But from the highway there is nothing to obstruct the view, and it stands out conspicu ously—simple, strong and impressive. Iu the shadow of the gray walls, where .the sweet briar climbs and clings, lie tombstones whoso inscrip tions are almost obliterated, but among which one may decipher fragments of names which recall the personalities and the deeds of long ago, and which awaken many tender memories among the people of the valley. The church yard is kept in good order, and ai^iong the fallen stones stand shafts of mar ble of modern design. Likewise there 7, —Chicago Inter Ocean, tficse have crept into the interior of the church modern comforts. It Is now a haven of peace to the villagers. 1 days when the whites were few and the savages many in these parts, it was a haven of refuge for the for mer when they were assailed by the murderous red men. The church looks able to weather the storms of another 100 years. Yet it is in the neighborhood of its 130th birth day. It was lmilt for the Palatines, who come to German Flats ill 1722, and for whose protection Sir William Johnson erected a fort iu 1750. This church was erected at the same time, nnd is the only one of the buildings re maining. Here was raised, In 177", the first liberty pole ever put up in the vallley. During the revolution the church was a place of refuge while Brant and the Butlers were escorting bands of scalpers through this region, killing women and children. In 1812 the old church, where (fen. Herkimer and the valiant defenders of the settle ment sang songs of praise and taught their children the faith of their fa thers, and which at the same time was a shelter against a dangerous foe, was transformed. The pulpit with the high sounding board was put In, and It stands to this day—unique among the platforms of the State from which the gospel Is preached. Light Up and Look Out. The latest scientiUc "wonder" is the most marrelous of alL has been dis covered that by lilliug the human stom ach with water into which a certain fluorescent compound has been intro duced the whole interior of this hard working member of the human frame jnny ht romWiMl visihlo to the eye when a current of electricity is passed through the person upon whom tbe ex periment is tried* No "spyglass" is needed to enable the observer then to see every filament in the membranes of the fluoresced stomach, and if there is a pahi there the medical practitioner may readily ascertain the cause of It. We are not told whether it is neces sary for the "patient" to disrobe in or der to render his digestive apparatus so transparent to those who happen to be in his neighborhood. It is to be hoped that such Is the fact, for it is a disquieting thought that it may be pos sible to get on a street car some morn ing and see what everybody in it has eaten for breakfast. The fact that .an electric current is needed to complete the transparency will not render tbe fluorescent imbiber immune from hav ing the condition of his stomach d'j closed to profane eyes, for there are electrical currents everywhere, and es pecially in street cars.—Hartford Times. The Uncertain World. "This is the most uncertain wori' that ever I wuz in!" said the deacon. "You think soV" "I know It. Only the other dny the parson sighted a harricane fur off an' run ter a storm pit an: pulled the lid on an'—what do you reckon hap pened V" "The Lord knows." "Harricane changed its mind— turned into a nlrthquake an' come mighty nigh swallering him whole!" Not a Good Operator. Gunner—Now, there Is Dr. Qulller. Is he a good appendicitis physician'? Guyer—Good? Why, say, 1 wouldn't let him remove the appendix from my dictionary.—Philadelphia Record. Occasionally a little meek man amuses every one by "making a stand." HOW LONG WILL SHE WITHHOLD THE SWORD? MEMORY LANE.- know a lane, where the brier rose Leans o'er t'iie old stone wall And the scented leaves from an ap ple tree Like tinted sea shells fall. There's a turnstile, too, 'twixt ttie winding lana And the meadows with blossoms white Blossoms of daises spilled by the From her silver boat one night. Here cornflowers opsn tiieir blue eyes wide. And poppies flirt with the sua While all of the grasses are glitter ing with gems That fairies from dewdrops. have spun. Ah, ye3l there's a brook—It ripples and smiles. Past banks where the blue gentian peeps But the song that it sings to the vio lets, I ween, She deep in her little heart keeps. Oh tills is the lane that memory paints. Where love's fairest blossom grew For down by tbe stile I met a maid With eyes like the cornflower blue. Her cheeks wcrs flushed with the pink of the rosn Her lips wore the poppy's red. And sunbeams were playing at liide and seek Midst the curls on her golden head. Lightly she tripped through the mea dow sweet, And softly the breeze kissed her brow Then t/he laughed—and her laugh was the song of the brook— Mothinks I can hear, it now. f, But alas for the passing of summer dreams, 'We met and we parted for aye Now I walk alone—here in memory lane— 'While she- rides on the world's Iu Vie I&'a way. —Agnes Lockhart Hughes, Boston. Transcript. in the A LITTLE BACHELOR GIRL & By Krnest De Bens-Mauser. nj SHS3S2S2S2S2SHSB5H5H5SSHSH5ESHSiSSS It was an Ideal retreat, the coziest little cottage, wil'j a lawn that was the material reproduction of one of the many rustic, little nooks I.cllle Mansfield 'had ottcn pictured In h'jr ulnrt. "How fcrtnute the Impulse seized me before this place wa3 let," she thought, as she diligently applied her self to the task of bringing order out of chaos, for as yet the appointments of her little home were in a hopeless jumble. "If the men keep bachelor's ball, when housekeeping is so utterly foreign to the poor things, ..why shouldn't a girl, who would bs In her proper element? What an ideal home this would be, it—if there was a hus band, and, by and by, little children. Oh, my! but I mustn't think of such things. The cooing of a sweet little baby will never supplant the c!aiter of the typewriter In my ears I am quite sure of that. But—ah. well." She had taken a framed inscription from the table, and mounting a chair she hung it on the wall. "All thing3 take place by inevitable necessity." "There is some consolation in that," ehe thoug'nt, "if one can only school one's self to believe It." As Lettie had but little time at her command—in the morning before go ing to worlt, and in the evening on returning from it—she had not yet found the opportunity to bo=tow any attention on the exterior of the prom ises. Tile dense clusters of rosc-3 and lilac bushes trailing to the ground, and the rank vegetation and untrim med shrubbery, though giving the place an air of solemn grandeur, also bespoke neglect, which was readily accounted for by a signboard nailed to one of tile trees. This board the agent had neglected to remove, and it was to this remissness on his part that Lettie was indebted for an adven ture, and the subsequent realization of her most cherishcd hopes. As In Lottie's case, It was a sudden Impulse that prompted Earl Stanford, artist, with a firm of lithographers, to seize his hat very abruptly one eve ning and betake himself to the su burbs of the city. He was tired of life at a hotel. He yearned for the privacy, tlio peace and comfort, pf a home, and he determined that so far as it lay in bis power he was going to enjoy them. He had this little cot tage in mind as he started out, for he' had frequently passed it and it had taken fols fancy. If It was still to let he would take it, and secure board with some quiet family in the neigh borhood. I Ivettlo had not yet returned. The shutters were closed, the sign* was still there, and the solemn 'lusii that pervaded the premises was broken only by the drowsy murmur of the in sects on the lawn. "Who owns this place?" Earl asked of a boy he found reaching over the fence to pluck a rose as I10 ap proach^. "The o'd Dutchman that lives in that big house on tbe hill," the boy answered, pointing to the mansion in question. "He's as rit'h as mud. He owns nearly all the houses out here. Most of the people that live in them work In his woolen mill, and lie owns them, too. There he comes now," ttie hoy added, as his eyes wandered up the street. Earl turned and beheld a man or huge proportions, his ponderous form almost Ailing the entire, seat, slowly approaching in- a buggy. Encouraged bp ills good naturod countenance. Earl accosted him. "Psrdon me for troubling you," he said, "I was just looking at this cot tage ot yours. I know the proper per son to apply to is t'ae agent In charge, but perhaps "The aj&nt!" exclaimed the maji in contempt, his ruddy face rclaxing'with a smile. "If you can find the agent, you can do more than I can. I been hunting him for an ft our. You vunt the blaco?" "I would like to rent it, provided wn can agree on the terms." Earl was beginning to suspect that the gentleman had been imbibing little more beer than was good for him, thoug'h he certainly proved to be one of the most affable men he had ever met. "Oh. we agree," he said. "Six dol lar. If dot Is too much, five dollar, Say, I let you haf it tree munt for nuddlng if you keep the veeds down. The blace looks like it was full of toasts." To Earl's eyes it looked as If it Btfgbt te lull ot fairies. "^ump .j^. I got 9. $ *a1 .buneti 9^ i}e/» 4? 1 1 of tfoo House. You can look at it. If It suits you. all right. If It don't suit1 but It has none of the" rapidity it you, all right, toe.' Earl got Into the buggy with him. which proved a very difficult thing to do, and being furnished with the keys he returned and entered the cottage. As he crossed the threshold tie paus ed in dismay. That a vacant House should have such an elegant" carpet on its hall struck him as strange, but after a moment's reflection r.ic He looked like a burglar and felt like one as he stood for an instant staring at the frightened girl with the ponderous bunch of keys dangling from his hand. "I beg your pardon." he said. "This Is certainly one of the most unfor tunate and embarrassing situations 1 have even been In. And all on ac count of the lax business methods of a beer guzzling Dutchman. Though I feel like an ungrateful wretch to shift (he entire responsibility on his shoulders, for he certainly wa3 kinder to me than any man has ever been before." Briefly explaining the situation to Lottie, lie continued: "If you will promise to have faith In me until I return. I will either bring the gentlemen with me, or his written statement Lettie laughed. "I will take your unsupported word," she said. "I knew there was some mistake, of course, but the shock of finding a man in my house unnerved me, and 1 am afraid I stared at you. I have seen you frequently at your place of business, and know you by name. I am employed at the dry goods store opposite. How Im prudent the owner was to entrust that bunch of keys to a total stranger! You might have looted the" entire neighborhood." Again she laughed, and Earl's "eyes lit up as they rested admiringly on her trim little figure, clad in a close litlting gray dress, with a natty white hat tilted jauntily back on her head. "May I come again some evening— just to talk to you over the fence?" Lettie turned away her face )i "May I?" "Yes, if you wish." she said. Three months later her blissful dream of a home was realized.—Wa vcrley Magazine. KEPT VIGIL ONE 1 r, HOUR8. j'igSS HUNDRED &A- t- of Pasten- Took the Responsibility gers' Safety Into His Own Hands. Captain George C. Apfeld, of tbe Atlantic liner Frlesland, enveloped at sea by a fog that defied the keenest eyes to pierce stuck to the bridge of his big ship bound from Liverpool to Philadelphia, for- 107 hours—five days and four nights—without a wink of sleop. Grateful passengers pre pared a memorial to him upon their safe arrival. Those aboard could see nothing ahead or astern. The great vessel, with 423 people aboard, was In the beaten track. A collision might mean death for all. "I'll stay here till it's over," said Apfeld to tho executive officer, mounting the bridge. There was little to do for the flrst few hours. At lunch time the cabin boy brought up a sandwich and a cup of coffee to the captain, who paced the bridge tirelessly, his ears eager to catch the sound ot every whistle ahead or astern, to port or starboard. Night camc and with it a denser fog. Still the captain stay ed. His supper was served there on the bridge, while passengers and", crew enjoyed theirs in the warmth and light below. Midnight came the fog was thick er than ever. Morning dawned. When the crew tumbled out at daybreak they found their captain still there. And so the days and the nights passed. The officers begged the cap tain to snatch a bit of sleep. "We can keep watch," they Insist ed. "I know you can," said the captain, but these lives are in my care, and I shall be responsible for them. I shall not leave the bridge until the fog lifts. .. And Captain Apfeld kept his word. On Thursday night came the almost irresistible desire to sleep. "Coffee bring me some strong cof fee.-' demanded the captain. "I must keep awsQic." On Friday morning the captain's breakfast was served on the bridge Ills fifth in succession. Dinner time, and still the fog sandwiches 'and coffee again for the captain. And still ho pace the bridge wjth red-rimmed eyes and care-lined fea tures. It was late afternoon. Sud denly a cheer from the lookout. "The sun!" he cried. "The sun!" Slowly the great curtain lifted. In the heavens was the setting sun. By its light the passengers could once moro Bee the horizon and the dancing waters of the ocean. "It is good," said Captain Apfeld. Slowly he let himself down the ladder to the deck. Just ahead was his room and the inviting little bmiK curtained by Ills wife's own hands In the whitest of lace. He flung him self down as he was and slept—for just two hours. Then he was on4 deck again, for it was night, and the'^" were nearing land. "Sleepy?" said the captain when.in terviewed. "Well it's a pretty Ipng time from Monday morning to Friday night to go without a wink. If 1 had gone to my cabin I couldn't have slept anyway, with the thought that my ship was in any dangc THE GILA MONSTER. Trying to Discover Indian Antidote for Poison. Although rattlesnakes are consid ered dangerous from a poispnous standpoint, they are very insignificant when compared with the dreaded Gila monster of the sandy deserts of the southwestern United States. Prof. William Wetherbee, who has been studying these desert creatures, has made a number of very interesting and Important discoveries as to their nature and general habits. This lizard shaped animal when full grown measures about eighteen inches in length, and in girth is about the size of an ordinary boy's arm. Its tail composes one-third the length of its body, and its skiu is of a postular nature and matley in color, giving a reddish yellow and browu effect. Its legs are placed on jts body 1 1 & liar in character to those of a lizard. movements of that animal. It seoki the hottest places in the desert, and delights in heat ranging about 13S deg. According to Prof. Wetherbee, science does-not know of a single an tidote to the poison emitted from thin animal, and it was in hope of discov ering such that he made a recent so journ in the deserts of Arizona and California. The rapid increase of settlers In this section of the country, owing to the recent strides made by the reclamation projects, has made it necessary for the authorities to look to their saf ty from thi3 dreaded ani mal. con cluded that Its former tenant? had been people of wealth, who had occu pied It as a temporary residence and had evidently discarded the carpet and left It on the floor. But as lie entered one or the rooms, which proved to betjLottle's parlor, he was seized with iijnStemation. Turning, ho bolted-bacK into the hall and out of the house, dashing plump i'ato Let tie, who ft ad just arrived. Since the departure ot the Indians from this part of the country these monsters have much increased in numbers, as the Indians killed them oft formerly in large quantities. The Hualipls, a tribe of Mexican Indians are said to bare a remedy for the bite cf the gila monster but this, how ever, Is kept secret by the tribe, and all the. Inducements so far made hare been without results In trying to ob tain even the smallest portion of this coveted antidote. The President of Mexico himself ovon went among the Indians and tried to secure the secret, linliko most poisons ot animals, which are generally of an acid com position, this exception is alkaline in nature. Death soon follows the bite of the animal. During the professor's ex periment a Mexican assistant was caught by the thumb by one of the animals, and tho result was ho d|pd within twenty minutes, after flrst fall ing into a stupor. Another case was noted of a half-Mexican girl who had been bitten. She at first was seized with paralysis. A little later she cried that her head was splitting. Gradually, however, the pain left her, and a few'minutes before expiring she lapsed into unconsciousness. During these developments she lived about two hours and a half, fitter being bit ten. Prof. Wetherbee 'intends going among the Hualipis and trying to And the secret of the tribe as regards the antidote.—Philadelphia Record. BANGKOK, FLOATING CITY. "Made In Germany," a Legened Seen on Every Hand. 'It is a strange, half floating city, this Bangkok, overrun by parish dogs and crows Oriental despite its im provements, and one of the most in teresting cities In the far East. Yet a sad city for the visitor with mind apart from the margins and money saving machinery. At every turning are evidences of decay ot native art,' and in'their stead the hideously com monplace things that bear the legend: "Made in Germany." One wpuld scarcely believe today, after a visit to Bangkok, that at one time the Siamese were distinguished, even among the Asiatic artisans, in .silk weaving in ceramics, in ivory carving and In silver smithing. Yet the royal museum discloses treasures not found elsewhere in the world, which serve to remind how far Siam has fallen from the place she once .occupied among the art-producing na tions of the world. When, therefore, we behold a peo ple discouraging and losing their splendid ancient arts, and giving in stead -a ready market to the cheap, trash which tomes out of the West, we may hardly look for native indus trial development. The day Is prob ably not, far oft when Slam's indus tries will depend upon foreign guid ance and if England, not France, •supplies that impetus—tho world will be the gainer. By those people who delight in com parisons and read travelers' folders especially compiled for tourist con sumption—Bangkok has been vari ously called the Constantinople of Asia and the Venice*, of. the East. True, there is much pertinence in both' coHMguisons-. Certainly Bang kok is the hottie of the gaunt and ugly pariah dog, which spends its day for aging to keep life in its mangy car cass multiplying meanwhile with the fecundity of cats in a tropical clime, because the Buddha faith forbids its killing. Nor are outcast dogs tho only pests of Bangkok to grow numerous be cause of native religious prejudice more noisy cr.ows perch on an early morning on your window casing and the tree immediately beyond it than in the space of a day hover near the "Towers of Silence" at Bombay await ing the pleasure of tho vultures feed ing on the earthly remains of one that has did in the faith of the Parsee. -Some people fancy Bangkok a city .of^isljands hence:l suppose the com parison with Venice.-, Bangkok has, ^indeed, a very large. floating popula tion'.-and the city is intersected with ,many "klawngs" (canals) at certain tim'ed of the year, too, perhaps half 'of- the city and the surrounding country is under a foot or more of tide-water. Yet the largest half of Bangkok's 400,0000 citizens lives on land, though the easiest means travel throughout much of the city is by boat, and, in fact, half of it is reached In no other way. The Siamese women of tbe lower class* daily paddles her own canoe to the market or, if of the better class, she goes in a "rua cang,"- the com mon passenger boat which, togetner with the jinrlkisha, the. land pas sgenger carrier If Nomination. .throughout the Orient, is included among the house bold possessions of every Siamese who can afford it.—-Casper Whitney In Outing. Trees Played Upon by the Wind. 'A' ^pecles of acacia 'which grows ve'rjj abundantly in Nubia and tbe Soudan is called the "whistling tree'' by the natives.- Its shoots are,-Ire auentiy dlstprted in shape by the agency ot larvae of insects and swol len into a globular 'bladder from one to two Inches in diameter. After the insect has emerged from a cir cular role In the side of this swell Ing the opening, played upon by the wind, becomes a musical Instrument, suggestive of a sweet toned flute. The whistling ireo is also found In the West Indies.—Lcndon Daily Ex press. A Retort for English. Women. Though It may still be a. thorn .in the side of English women that their American sisters continue to take the lead in vivacity and to pluck from their hands the blooms of the peer age, yet England and' France can boast of their brilliant- women writ ers, their political queens, their great artists but so-far America can cer tainly sot prove to us that she can do more than create, chattering .dolls aog bH9l#»e« ®§i§iiil "A I POLITICS Consistency a Jewel. A politician of tho ordinary type Is often inconsistent in what he does or •ays, but when he rises In the scale and aspires to be known as a states man, his actions and speeches are scanned more closely, and any Incon sistency he exhibits at once lowers him in the estimation of tbe people. It is reported that President Roose velt Is very much Incensed at the criti cism of his words, acts and writings that are constantly appearing in th» newspapers. He resents the strictures that have been heaped upon hin), ami yet he should be tbe Inst man to do so, for he has been unsparing in his re lew of others' actions, nnd has been the first to call attention to their mis takes or Inconsistencies. Yet con sistency has not been one of the jewels In President Roosevelt's casket, for 110 public mail has been on more sides of many Important Issues than he has. He has been a free trader and a tariff reformer, and now has settled down into a "stand-patter" for this campaign or until be changes Ills mind again. In his speech at Logansport, Intl., Sept. S, 1003, he said: "What we really need in this coun try'U to treat tbe tariff as a business proposition and not from tbe stand- S **Atn H.fc a OF THE DAY Canada would affect very little. If any, tbe great Chicago markets and those like Kansas City and Omaha not at all. But the tariff on meat does allow the packers' trust to obtain higher prices for Its prodncts from the con sumers, although it does not add to the price paid to the farmers and stock growers for their stock. American beef Is sold cheaper in England than in New York, because the tariff pre vents competition here, while in Eng land all the producing countries have to sell on the same basis. Yet the protectionists pretend that the tariff on meat is to protect the farmers, when In fact It protects the beef barons. Politic0 Brevities. If everyone will reduce the quantity of beef they eat for a month or two the beef trust will soon reduce'prices and be anxious to sell at 11 reasonable price. The Republican platform says the readjustment ot the tariff "cannot safely be committed to any other hands than those of the Republican part ." President Booseveit lnd&ne« that position, and that is all the tariff fed trusts ever asked for—that their TEDDY-S ACCEPTANCE. oitvtLf Mr. Roosevelt Modestly Replies to tbe NotiflcqgpHjqat Rocky Mountain News. *7' t- polnt of any political party. nation like ours can adjust Its busi ness after a fashion to any kind of. 11 tariff. But neither' our nation nor :iny other can stand the ruinous policy ot, readjusting Its business to radical changes I11 tbe tariff at short Interval.'. Tills is more true how than ever it waBvliefore, fpr, owing to the immense extent and variety of our products, the tariff schedules of to-day carry vatfs ot .tflity 01) mofe than 400 arti cles." Then he was for reforming the tariff by ^changing tbe schedule after pr» limlnary inquiry by a commission ot non-partisan experts, but itfter' finding that such a plan was impracticable ho abandoned It. Since then he has been wobbling, but now in bis address nci*eptlng the nomination for President ne declares: •We have enacted tariff law under which during' the pist few years the country has attained a height of ma terial well-being never before reached. Wilges are Higher than ever before. Tli'it whenever the need arises (here should be a readjustment of the tariff schedules Is undoubted but' such cbi nges can with safety lie mode only by those whose devotion to the princi ple' of a protective tariff is beyond (lut8tion for otherwise tli'e changes would amount yot to readjustment but tn-'repeal. The readjustment when made must maintain and not destroy the protective principle." II. those Inconsistent statements nic.iu nnytlilug they must be inter .pretcd to signify that if the schedules slic-.iid be revised, Vales should be in cre*sed, for that is .what the protec tionists believe nnd President Iioasn velt Is now evidently In full com nmolun with the stuml-patters. J'erhhps this evolution of President ltoosev'elt to protection has been nec eseary for his political safety. Wheii be was temporizing wlih tbe "Iow:i Idf i" the Protective .Tariff League thr..'utcn,ed to defeat Ills renomlnatlou, but be dnpitulated a(ter tt show of op position 'tlid't only made ills action the mn-'e inconsistent. Being such an er. tlnisiast ori any new theory he adopts, President Roosevelt wlil. for the tliiie.' be the most ardent protectionist but 11 lhe voters Indicate they are tired of protection and trust high prices, his 11ct message io Congress may recom mend tariff reform.- Who can foretell wi ut President Itoujevelt will do? The Tariff on Meat. '1 he packers' strike and the Increas ed cost ot beef and other meat, brings the people face to face With one of tlie excrescences of the tariff. The rate of duty on beef, pork and mutton is two cents a pound and 011 preserved meats, sucli as ham and bacon, five ceiils n'pound. AVheii the market for c,i(tie, bogs, sheep or beef," pork and mutton is in a normal condition there would be 110 competition from- such foreign products..K no tariff was im posed.in, times,p/stress like, tbe pres ent aieat would lie slipped from Can ada and A.r,gcniii!Mind the.Australian meat woiild find Its .way to the Pacific ports.This competition would keep the beef .barons within 'boundp instead of allowing them free scope to'put price's up. There is 110 fear of the Australian and Argentine meat com petlug with- our stock growers in or dinary times, the distances and ex pense of refrigerator ships coining six or seven thousand miles is tod great, l'lif qmount of such Importations from fmmmm friends be allowed to revise the tariff. The "money Issue" I11 tills campaign,' that the Republicans must exp?aii, is, how the man with a small Income and a large family can make both ends meet, with high trust prices and -w.ges being reduced. The Dinglcy tariff follows the flag whether the Constitution does or hot Our soldiers in the Philippines, hare pay on everything the.v take there or that Is sent to them. In the Paiiamn strip It will effect the same "beneficent purpose." The effort of the beeftrnst and tlie cotton manufacturers to reduce wage* can hardly make their striking cm ployes believe that "a Republican tar iff lias always been fo'lowed by busi ness prosperity," as the Republican platform declares. Amos Henry Jackson, Republican, who represents the Thirteenth Oh'o District I11 Congress, when notiflc.5 by a committee of his renomlnailo.i dr elilied to accept. Amos found tb» lie publican majority In Congress more than he could stnnd.and will support Judge Parker and help,to Instill) a "safe and sound" administration. The difference Vetweon the Mkjwurt Democrats and the "grafting" R-ipub licans of Pennsylvania and othey Re publican States is, that Missouri has punished her grafters and rewarded, the uian who prosecuted them, trhlle the Republicans linve ofTered a prem lum for dishonesty by keeping their grafters In office nnd being in league with the rogues that are plundering the people. •Secretary Shaw did more good ser vice to the Democrats than they can do for themselves when lie discredits ills party by acknowledging then w"l' be a large deficit during tbe current tiscnl year, nnd suggests that duties must be raised to meet It. No one but Shaw would ever have thought of that for remedy. My! how the money would f!oW Into tbe treasury if the Dinglcy rates were doubled. The beef barons are evidently notf, afraid of the law proceedings that President Itoia^velt .commenced against them in a court of equity, but If they, thought' he would Institute?, criminal proceedings they would uti once be as harmless as sucking'doves. An injunction does not worry them in:.: thel least, but like all civilized beings^' they fear the criminal law. President, Roosevelt has the power to place tivt beef'barons behind the bars will be do tt? Ilelaticus of Stars to Kauh Other. An attempt to calculate the probable?, nertual dl^tunces between stars uf'-^ known parallax litis been made by JjpS E. (lore. Eta' nnd Mu Cnsslopeiae, foijjj? example, appear to be separated by si- about one-fifteenth of their apparent' brilliancies 22ri times: wliKe the com ponents of the double stttr 01 Cybni arc so near together—about fifty-five times the distance of the sun from the earth—that they are 88,OCO,OCO times as brigbt.to each other as to us. Hopeless. "Do you think that Brown is as ib seht-min&ed as they say he is?" .r "No doubt about It. He borrowed my best, umbrella three times within a inoiitli. und ueve,? liad It over four* teen hour*. The poor chap is hojif ip«s."-—Petroit Fw Pr?ifc -r ,s .•