OPEN THE DOOR.
Open the door, let in the nir
The winds are sweet, nnd the flowers are
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
He may change our tears to diadems.
Open the door!
Open the door of the soul let in
Strong/ pure thoughts which shall banish
They'rihall grow and bloom with a grace
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!
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,
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
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
'/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
easy It would be now to explain.
But Kathleen was not waiting for
"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
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
.* 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,
"f know, Kathleen But—"
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
awfully sorry, but I couldn't,
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
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."
The words were warm, but the tone
"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
—Chicago Inter Ocean,
have crept into the interior of the
church modern comforts. It Is now a
haven of peace to the villagers.
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
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
"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
Occasionally a little meek man
amuses every one by "making a
HOW LONG WILL SHE WITHHOLD THE SWORD?
know a lane, where the brier rose
Leans o'er t'iie old stone wall
And the scented leaves from an ap
Like tinted sea shells fall.
There's a turnstile, too, 'twixt ttie
And the meadows with blossoms
Blossoms of daises spilled by the
From her silver boat one night.
Here cornflowers opsn tiieir blue eyes
And poppies flirt with the sua
While all of the grasses are glitter
ing with gems
That fairies from dewdrops. have
Ah, ye3l there's a brook—It ripples
Past banks where the blue gentian
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
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
Midst the curls on her golden head.
Lightly she tripped through the mea
And softly the breeze kissed her
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
'We met and we parted for aye
Now I walk alone—here in memory
'While she- rides on the world's
—Agnes Lockhart Hughes,
BACHELOR GIRL &
By Krnest De Bens-Mauser. nj
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
"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
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
"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,
"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
"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
"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
To Earl's eyes it looked as If it
Btfgbt te lull ot fairies.
"^ump .j^. I got
.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
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
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
"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
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
"Yes, if you wish." she said.
Three months later her blissful
dream of a home was realized.—Wa
1 r, HOUR8.
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Orient, is included among the house
bold possessions of every Siamese
who can afford it.—-Casper Whitney
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
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
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-
OF THE DAY
Canada would affect very little. If any,
tbe great Chicago markets and those
like Kansas City and Omaha not at
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
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
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
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
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
•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.
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
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
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
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
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
•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
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
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.
"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
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