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BLUNDER Hj r fens. LOVETT CA.ME XOJV l “la aura fauutr)," “4 Pauvihlt-r'* Heart,” “A Staler’* Jlle," “Jaik’t inoi,“ tie., tic. CHAPTER XXm.— (Continual. > “The wrong chap?” she repeated ea gerly. “Well. I swore all along I was right Qut t'other day, as 1 was cadging for a few pence houtstde I.ord'H Cricket Ground, I seed a gent come out with a lady on his arm—one o’ your 'lgh flyer.t yer know—yalla 'air, and all th*g. Well, said I to myself, that’s the lord as bought them nearls! I'll fol low him. He got into a hansom, and I ’eard him say, ‘drive to Burlington ’Ouse, cabby.’ ” “To Burlington House,” repeated faintly. She felt she was on the eve of a discovery. “Yes, miss, and then he seed me," continued Billy, “and he stopped the cab, and we 'ad a conversation togeth er. I reminded 'im of that there acci dent, for I thought I'd tell 'im about them three chaps as had treated me so badly, if so be he’d keep It from the police, and, pay me for It, and then my lord, he says to me ‘They nabbed the wrong chap, my boy; 'twarn’t me at all, 'twar another man wery like me.’ ” “So he tells me to go to 'is place that wery evening, after 'is late dinner, to see this other cove and tell my story, and that’s where I was a goln' when those chaps as were allers a watchin’ on me caught me. and nearly did for rne—and that’s all. miss, but I’ll never go back to London any more if so be as you’ll let me stop here, where I can earn my livin’ honest, and work to serve you as ’as been so good to me.” "And the other man. Billy, the man who was so like the lord? Did you ever see him?” “Yes, m'ss, I believe it were him I saw at Wictory station that day; and he were as like the other as two peas." “Did you ever see him again, Billy?” “Never, miss.” CHAPTER XXIV. Algy Dessinger was mooning Idly along Piccadilly by himself. The young man had lost every interest in life; he had become moody and melan choly* spoke hardly and cynically of women, and bitterly of life in general. He had loved Irene so well, and be lieved In her so thoroughly, and now he had lost his faith in her, and often told himself that he had ceased to love her. He told everybody that he was going away from town, yet somehow he lingered on day after day, and he frequented the places where he was likely to meet her, secretly longing for a glimpse at her beautiful face. He did see her now and then, sometimes on the box-seat of Joseph Taunton's coach; once he met her coming out of a milliner’s shop In Bond street, and she nodded to him and half held out her hand, but he only lifted his hat gravely, and stalked away relentlessly dowii the street. “She is a heartless, mercenary co quette!” he would say to himself, “and I hate her!” but, of course, he did nothing of the sort. He walked savagely down to hi' club, with his heart full of rage and bitterness. Several of his friends were gathered together in the smoking room, and, as he entered, and they were discussing the very person of whom his thoughts were full. “They are to be married at St. George's, Hanover Square, on the 29th, I hear,” Bertie Morris was saying. “Everybody, that is anybody, I mean, has been asked. I have got a card,” he added naively. There was a general laugh at this, and somebody called out to Dessinger, as he joined the group, “Are you 'any body,' Algy?” "What do you mean?” growled the young man churlishly; for he was sore and hurt, and ready to pick a quarrel with anyone. “Why, 1 thought you were a great friend of the iovely bride! Hasn't she even invited you to her wedding?” "No. she hasn t; and if she had, I shouldn't go!" almost shouted Dessin ger back. "There's no friendship in my mind, 1 assure you. towards a mercen ary woman, who is selling herself to a bloated little cad for the sake of the gold she can get out of him.” Suddenly a hand was laid heavily upon his shoulder. He turned round Bharply, and found himseif face to face with Rupert Carroll. Now, although this was Carroll's club, he very seldom came into it now. and therefore he knew very few of the younger members; but Algy he did know; for they had once, for a few weeks, been friends and companions on a salmon river in Ireland. Dessinger started, and turned color a little at the sight of him. He was very pale, and his lip trembled. “May I say a word to you, Carroll?" “A hundred, my dear fellow.” Algy led the way Into a little ante room. where they could be alone, away from the prying ears of the club ser vants. "I ought not to have said what I did." begun Dessinger. rather awk wurdlv. "Yet surely that you should reprove me on her account—when it is you who have driven her into this hor rid marriage—seems rather comical, doesn't it? I suppose that was what made me lose my temper.” "My dear Dessinger, what do you mean?" and Carroll turned pale. "How can I have had anything to do with Miss Garland’S marriage? Why I do net oven know her —now," he added, in a low voice. "Well, she told me so." "She—told-you—that I —she spoke of me to you?” he inquired, blankly. "No; she did not mention you actual ly by name, Carroll; but she told me that some fellow had once made love to her when she was very young, and that ho had gone away and left her without a word; and she said it was that that had made her turn hard and reckless, and determine to sell herself for money; and then she just said a word that made me put two and two together, and guess that it was you. And T was just wild with Jealousy and misery when you came in Just now. for perhaps if it hadn't been for you. I might have won her; but when she told me that she should never love any man on earth excepting that one who had treated her so badly, then It didn't seem any use to go on trying, did it? — though I'd have died for her gladly Just to save her from marrying that dread ful man.” And then suddenly the poor boy's fortitude forsook him altogether, and he laid his head down on folded arms on the table in front of him. and sobbed aloud. Rupert Carroll stood by him for a moment motionless and cold, as though he had been turned into stone. He could not have spoken to save his life. It seemed to him as if in that mo ment, years were added on to his life. And presently, when Algy I>essinger Ufted his red. tear-stained face, he found himself alone. Rupert Carroll walked back to his office in the city like a man in a dream. It was late in the afternoon, yet he would not go l>ack to his home the shock of what Dessinger had U>ld him overwhelmed him. and he felt that ha must be alone. “She loves me still- —In spite of ev erything!" he said to himself; and al though there was a certain secret and guilty Joy at the thought, there was at the same time, to do him justice, a far greater amount of consternation and distress. It seemed to him that he had never realized till this moment the magnitude and the bitterness of the loss of her. For now, he must never see her again. He realized that London could no longer contain them both, that to breathe the same air, to inhabit the same city, where at every street cor ner he ran the chance of meeting her face to face, was now fraught with deadly peril for them both. It was for him to save her from such a position. He made up his mind rap idly what he would do—he would throw up his employment in the city on some pretext or other, and as soon as his wife’s health admitted of it. he could take her and the infant abroad, they should travel for a time and then settle in some far-off country—New Zealand perhans. or Canada, it did no? matter very much to him where—in this respect he would be guided by AgaCia’s wishes—only in England he would remain no longer. M hen he got back to his own room at the office, he found a telegram ly ing upon the table. He opened It to find an exact repetition of the message which Agatha in her foolishness had sent to him once before. It wus a mes sage telling him that his wife was ill, and urging him to lose no time In coming home. He tossed the paper contemptuouslv Into the waste-paper basket. He did not believe in her illness. It was only another trick that she was playing up on him! She was jealous, and she be lieved that she had the right to pry upon his movements and to control his actions! It was more than an hour after the arrival of the telegram when he left the office and turned his face west ward, and even then he determined that he would walk and not drive home. At last he turned the corner Into Chester Square. Immediately, he became aware that something was wrong—two car riages stood before his door; he hur ried forward, and as he thrust his latch-key into the door, he looked back apprehensively at the two carriages be hind him. Both were empty, but he recognized, on the box of the first, the coachman of his wife's doctor. There was a strange silence In the house— an odd, deathlike stillness. Someone came flying down the staircase as he entered. It was his sis ter. She was watching for his return. Her face was pale as death, and dis figured with weeping. Rupert uttered a cry of dismay at the sight of her. "The doctor’s carriage is here. Has she been taken ill?” he inquired, breathlessly, whilst a sudden pang of fear made his heart stand still. "Yes, tne doctors were here—two of them. They sent for another. Oh, did you not get my telegram, Rupert? Why did you not come before? It is all over.” "All over? Do you mean—that the child is born?” “Oh, my darling brother! you have last them both!” she cried brokenly. “Agatha is dead!" “She died ten minutes ago—ln ago nies—calling for you—begging and praying you to come to her. She knew’ that I had telegraphed for you. and when you did not come a dreadful de lusion came to her; she fancied that you loved some other woman, and that you had gone away to see her! Over and over again in her ravings, the poor child repeated this unhappy idea. In vain I attempted to soothe and calm her, to tell her that it could not be true that you loved anyone better than your wife. ‘He told me so himself,' was all she would say. ’He is with her now; though I am dying, he will not leave her to come to me.’ Oh, Ru pert! why, why did you not come soon er? How was it you did not get my telegram ?’’ He turned away from her in deepest humiliation: he could not answer her question. Miss Carroll flung herself down upon the sofa, in a perfect par oxysm of grief. The poor woman was half distracted by the scene she had gone through, and by the painful death of her adopted child; her sobs and la mentations rang through the silent room. But as for Rupert, he stood motoln less and tearless, and said not a word. Yet ten years could scarcely have add ed a greater burden to his life than did that moment of anguish. Neither tears nor lamentations could avail him. "It is my own fault—my own stupid ity—my own blind and selfish c’>stfna cy,” said the voice of his conscience within him. "If I had killed her with my own hands, I could scarcely be more culpable. I can never forgive my self!” And he was right; for the power of repentance and reparation towards the dead, whom we have hurt or wound ed. is taken away from us for ever; for that unutterable remorse there is no consolation upon earth, and the bit terness of it must go with us down to the grave. (To be continued.> timing Him Ip. ‘‘Do yon regard that expert witness as a successful man?' asked one alienist. "It depends" answered the other, "on whether you measure him by the amount of his learning or the size o! his fees.'* —Washington Star. It> t e. "Do you think that Greek has much value in modern educationT’ "Certainly.” answered the young ma. with a college hat, “the Greek alphabet enables a man to know what frat he belongs to.” — Washington Star. \ icarloa* Flloru. Kind Old Lady (talking to a tramp) —Have you ever made an effort to get work? Tramp—Yes. ma’arn. Last month I got work for two members of my fam ily, but neither of them would take It. —Human Life. Too Literal. Old Lady—ls this ticket good to stop ! off? Conductor —Yes. madam. But it | won't be any good to get on again.— i Boston Telepraph. te Da/ Hny Ilnj.H for President Taft. During his swing through the West and South President Taft has made voluminous promises of reforms to be enacted by the administration during the coming session of Congress. If he carries out even a majority of these assurances his work will be cut out. Even his strenuous predecessor never outlined a program so extensive and diversified. Here are the principal matters that President Taft has pledged the admin istration to accomplish: Creation of a central bank of issue which tfhall control the treasury re serve and deal with currency strin gencies. Establishment of a postal savings bank system. Adoption of the proposed amend ment to the constitution authorizing the levying of an income tax, such tax to be enforced only in cases of na tional emergency. Addition of a feature to the corpora tion tax imposing a tax upon interest to be paid, thus reducing the amount of interest a corporation would pay to bondholders to the extent of the tax collected. Recommendation that no further changes be made in the tariff during the administration. States, not the federal government, to correct swollen fortunes by means of drastic inheritance laws. STUCK! Amendments to the anti-trust law and opposition to excepting the trades union class from the operation of such laws. Amendments to the Hepburn inter state commerce act providing for the creation of a court to pass upon ap peals from decisions fixing rates made by the Interstate Commerce Commis sion; authority for the commission to determine the proper classification of merchandise for transportation; au thority for the commission to initiate complaints of discrimination in rates; granting the commission pow’er to compel connecting carriers to unite in forming through routes and to fix the rate and apportionment thereof among the carriers; prohibition of railroads to hold stock in competing roads; re quiring railroads to obtain the approv al of the Interstate Commerce Commis sion to all issues of stocks and bonds, which issues must be for legitimate purposes and free of “water; ” author ity for railroads to make agreements on rates approved by the commission; addition of an accusatory bureau to the Department of Justice to prosecute violations of the interstate commerce and anti-trust laws. Prooer legal definition of cases in which preliminary injunctions may is sue without notice in labor disputes and of the procedure to be pursued in such matters. Requiring interstate railroads to adopt additional safety devices. Appointment of a Congressional commission to investigate the cause of delays in the federal courts and devel opment of a system which shall secure quick and cheap justice in the federal courts and serve as a model for the States. Conservation of natural resources. Reclamation of arid lands and issu ances of certificates for the purpose. Preservation of forests. Deepening of waterways. Reorganization of the public land system. Reorganization of government de partments in Washington, particularly the Department of Justice, Interstate Commerce Commission and Bureau of Corporations. Prosecution and punishment of all violators of the law. even of the most powerful, which includes clearer defi nition of the statutes relating to busi ness. Enforcement of the pure-food law. Peace and friendship and develop ment of closer relations with Japan. This is another case in which it will be interesting to compare promise with performance. Protect Oar Nat tonal Ot dlt. For the first time in thirty years United States bonds have sold below par. Panama 2 per cents changing hands the other day at 99 T >.. These bends are bought by banks to deposit as a basis for the issue of bank notes. What will happen if Sena tor Aldrich’s central bank monopol izes the issue of currency, thus re moving from national banks the neces sity of buying government bonds? Who is going to buy government 2 per cents, with so many other safe available investments that will pay higher interest? The cash balance on hand of the United States treasury is small, the deficit of currency expenses over rev enue is piling up every day. and na tional bonds are depreciating in value. What is the cause? Theodore Roosevelt's reckless ex travagance set a pace in national waste of money which left the White House mortgaged. Under President Taft conditions have not improved. Public funds have been squandered shamelessly. Vast armies of employes have been added to the public pay roll. Millions of dollars have been spent in projects of questionable value. Large additional eiiiendltures are pro posed. No sign of economy is apnai;- ent. f On the contrary, there is every in dication that President Taft proposes to increase the public burden, raise tax rates, and pour out minions to he absorbed by Republican grand dukes like the Sahara desert swallowing up Niagara. For t'ne sake o f national credit, and in the interest of preventing the finan cial upheaval that must result if pres ent conditions continue, it i3 to be hoped that Mr. Taft’s cabinet advisers will insist on retrenchment at Wash ington, and protect the treasury de partment from the possible influence of certain high financiers who may desire to further their own ends at public expense.—Chicagq Journal. The Central Rank Danger. If Senator Aldrich's central bank seheme should by any mishap become law nothing could prevent control of this great national financial institu tion passing into the hands of the Wall street captains of finance. The actual value of securities of every kind depends upon the safety and earning power. The Aldrich cen tral bank would control interest rates. To intrust such unlimited power to a little coterie of money kings or their political puppets would be dis astrous. Thus armed, they could stop or start the wheels of commerce to please themselves; they could render the securities of any company safe or unsafe; they could create panics and allay them without hindrance. In short, they would hold life-and-death power in the business world. No such autocracy can be permitted. Every banker and business man should exert his influence to prevent it. —Chicago Journal. No Need of Ship SnbNidles. As the discussion of ship subsidies proceeds it becomes each day more ap parent that there is no necessity of taxing the people of the United States to build up a merchant marine. Three causes contributed to the de cay of the shipping industry. The substitution of icon for wood made it impossible for the American sailing clipper to compete with the steam freighter. The high protective import duty on iron and steel made the cost of build ing freighters in the United States so high that they could not compete with freighters built abroad. The law denying American register to foreign-built ships prevented Amer ican ship owners from purchasing ships abroad and sailing them under the American flag. A ship subsidy bill is to be intro duced at the next session of Congress. Representatives of the people must not be deluded by prophecies of great trade with the orie.it and South Amer ica on completion of the Panama ca nal. This trade is merely a possibili ty, and has nothing to do with the de sirability or necessity of ship subsi dies. If subsidies are right after the Pan ama ditch is completed they are right now. If subsidies are wrong now, they will be wrong when the canal is in operation. There is no lack of oo.'.an tonnage to carry all American freight. Idle freighters are tied up in every great port for lack of cargo. Barely 5 per cent of our manufactured products are exported. Our highly protected manu facturers have no desire to export a larger proportion because they can make higher profits in the home mar ket than abroad. From what source, then, is to come the freight for the merchant marine that the people are urged to subsidize? The Journal doubts that a ship sub sidy would create a merchant navy. Senator Elkins has shown that a sub sidy ciu be provided at the expense of the tariff barons, if necessary. All the available facts do not show that a subsidy is necessary or advisable. — Chicago Journal. Senator Allric*h** Ideas. Senator Aldrich made his first speech in his Western campaign Sat urday night at Chicago. A few days before his appearance it was announc ed that the Senator had no thought of urging any special plan on the people and that his principal idea was to give us Westerners a chance to become ac quainted with him that we might see that he was unadorned with horns and hoofs. As our objection is not to the Aldrich personality but to the Al drich theory of government, we are not able to see how an exhibition of his personality will do much to change our attitude. What we in these parts" quarrel with is the control of the gov ernment by such men as A'dtich and Cannon in the interest of "the inter ests." —Indianapolis News. Daria* the Siren Yell. First Laborer— How do you like them college boys' cheers? Second Ditto—l got docked for an hour yesterday, taking it for the quit whistle—University of Pennsylvania Punch Bowl. Poor F.eonomjr. A light team for farm work is poor economy. Farm work simply must be done in its proper season, and the man who tries to do it with a team that is too light or too poor for its purpose is badly handicapped. He falls behind with his work, and does it poorly or not at all. His team is and less efficient through the season. These things wear upon the man himself, and the damage dene to him is even greater than that to his field or his horses. Put on plenty o? horse power and both yourself and your field will profit by it. and your horses will last longer. Make your arrangements to breed your horses so they will be bulging with surplus power.—Kansas Farmer. Improving; Crop*. This bit of tvisdom is from the Twentieth Century Farmer: “The high price of corn and the knowledge of how to make two ears of corn grow where but one grew be fore is the kind of argument that is onvincing with the American farmer. This common sense theory is what has set ijn motion the present great wave of educational reform in agricultural affairs. It explains the new life that is to-day found in the county fair; it explains why there are corn growers’ associations of all degrees, from the towmship association up to the Stat? and National associations. In short, it bases the beginning of a systematic improvement all along the line of cereals, grasses and farm crops.” Draft Horses in Demand. The claim has often been made that the automobile and trolley are stead ily displacing the horse, and that the introduction of motor vehicles would so reduce the price of horses as to make them in a short time worthless. This claim is not supported by facts, and at the present time the horse is even in greater demand and more val uable than ever before. It is true that the railroads have banished the stage-coach and the prairie schoner, and numerous mechanical devices on the farm are doing the work once re quired of the horse, yet, in spite of these inventions and substitutes for horse power, the demand for heavy draft horses is continually growing. Statistics for the past twenty years show that prices for horses have ad vanced from 35 to 40 per cent, and that horses have been steadily increas ing in number. —Our Dumb Animals. Do Farmer* Read Bulletin*; I have noticed one thing in partic ular while traveling in some of our best agricultural States, and that is, whsn I see a number of well-dressed farmers discussing beef and milk ra tions. feeding young animals for a healthy development, nitrogen, potassi um and phosphorus and their func tions in plant grow'th and protein and carbohydrates and their functions in animal growth, I am invariably in a prosperous and up-to-date community, says the Agricultural Epitomist. Now, the question is, Do the best and most intelligent fanners read their bulletins and keep in touch with their station workers and read the agricul tural press, or does the reading of these bulletins and agricultural papers make more intelligent farmers? It is one or the other, considered from either standpoint, for these bulletins and agricultural papers are not read by the poor and uneducated class of farmers; neither do they circulate as freely among the poorer farmers as they do among the farmers in the bet ter agricultural communities. Warning: lo Farmer*. The attractions of the cities have tended to augment the city and busi ness life at the expense of the farm life in the United States, and in con sequence there has been ignorance and shiftlessness in the care of the soil, a depletion of the soil’s fertility, and lessening yields. This opinion, which sounded a note of warning of the great need for an increased agri cultural population, was expressed by M. V. Richards, land and industrial agent of the Southern Railway, in his address before the Farmers' National Congress in Raleigh, N. C. He also praised the railroads for the part they have taken in giving the United States its present rank in the markets of the world. Mr. Richards asserted that he was not one of those who feared that the United States would fall behind as an agricultural country. "The day is far off,” he said, "when we shall be un able to produce, and at prices which will enable us to compete in the mar kets of the world, our share of the grains, fruits and meats needed to feed mankind. “We are steadily advancing to the time when all our soils shall be prop erly cared for and their fertility ’■e tained.” Value of tmrricaa Farm Product.. It is estimated that the population of this country has gained about IT per cent since the last census was taken. In that time the value of farm products has increased nearly 80 per cent. Since the census of 1890 the gain in population has been about 40 per cent. The value of farm products in those nineteen years has more than trebled. Even the farmers themselves do not appear to realize what the rise in the prices means to them and to the wealth of the country. The total value of the products of the farms in 1990 was $4,717,000,000. having nearly dou bled in the course of ten years. La:-: year the values increased to $7,800,- OOc.OOO, and the Department of Agri culture offers the figures $.30d,000.00y as the value of this year s crop. Here are represented gains for 190S of 5350.000.000 over 1905, in 1907 of $600,000,000 over 19C6. in 1908 of $378,000,000 over 1907. for this year an indicated gain of $500,090,000 All our farm products in the last five years have an aggregate value of $27,- 000,090.000. These gains are not all due to the opening up of new territory, the plant ing of a greater acreage by the in dividual farmer and the rise of prices The farmer is profiting by the teach ings and discoveries of the agricul- tural stations and the labors of the agricultural specialists. There is more diversity in ‘arm products, less of work r>y mere rule of thumb, ah* ap proach to that ideal of the intelligent farmer, scientific tillage of the soil. Farm Life Ideal. There are attractions associated with rural life that make a home on the farm preferable to living in a city. The dangers incident to rais ing a family in the city are infinite ly greater than In the country. It is dangerous for the child to be on the street alone for fear of being run down by a street car, express wagon or au tomobile. The natural health and vigor of children reared in the country are su perior to city-raised children. Coun try cooking, with fresh vegetables, eggs, milk, butter and bread made by the farmer's wife, far surpasses in health-producing attributes the* style of living in cities. In the country the atmosphere is clear, while in cities it is hazy with coal smoke and clouds of dust swept up from the macadamized streets by every wind that blows. The country is the ideal place to grow healthful bodies and develop clear, strong minds. The child with a ro bust body trained to do things has a confidence in himself that cannot be acquired in any other way. The child reared in the country develops the qualities of a leader, and from the farm have come the Hills, Harrimans and Morgans that are now the world’s captains of industry. The contact with nature not only creates vigorous bodies, but also instills the princi ples of honesty and morality in the mind, without which enduring success rs impossible. Farm life and investment is the most stable of all the industries. One reason why so many city people fail to accumulate a competence for the vicissitudes of old age is the Insta bility of business enterprises In cities. One passes an attractive store with elegant display of merchandise, and he notes that the place Is for rent In a few weeks. People with limited cap ital in cities invest it in enterprises they do not understand and their pos sessions are soon swallowed up by re lentless creditors. Not so is the sta bility of investments in agricultural lands. The earth is an inexhaustible repository of undeveloped wealth that only awaits the labors of the husband man to materialize into bountiful har vests to enrich the owner of the soil. A multitude of small and great for tunes took to themselves wings and flew’ away in the financial panic of 1907, but the stability of agriculture* was not affected. No farmer lost his home and fortune because some bank failed or some mercantile house went Into liquidation. Panics that affect commercial and financial industries do not depreciate the production of the soil and the farmer finds himself im mune from the calamities which wreck the fortunes of other enterprises.— Goodall’s Farmer. CHANGE IN MUIR GLACIER. leelierKX Have Drifted from Face, Making- a Visit Possible. Something wonderful has recently taken place in Alaska. This is the drifting away of icebergs from the front of Muir glacier, in Glacier Bay, so that for the first time in nine years this famous glacier, the most noted on the continent, has been visited. In 181)9 a submarine earthquake took place at Yakutat, and ever since the approach to this glacier has been so choked with ice that boats have turned away with their passengers disap pointed. Now. through some peculiar drifting of the ice, steamboats can enter the channel and after cautious ly pushing their way get a glimpse of the left face. In the nine years away from the sight of man this glacier has shown remarkable changes, says an exchange. When Prof. John Muir, after whom it was named, visited it, it had a solid face two miles long, about 250 feet above the water line. It was a live glacier, and great masses of ice toppled into the sea with reverbera tions like thunder. Water would splash fifty feet high and the sight was fearsome and fascinating. To-day the glacier assumes a dif ferent aspect. Erosion has worked out anew bay which will soon be chart ed, and the glacier itself seems to ha' r e two parts, the live part, from which icebergs break and fall with a tremendous noise, and a dead, arm, or one with land forming between it and the sea. This change is due to a hill which projected through the top of the ice when Prof. Muir was there. Now that hilltop is a large mountain dividing the ice fields. The ice has also receded at least four miles in the nine years. This is without doubt the most re markable known glacier on this con tinent, though Alaska has other won derful glaciers which occupy clefts high up in the mountains, and some of which have an elevation of 6,000 feet. Among those are the Taku, Da vidson, Window and Le Coute. But Muir glacier has 354 square miles of ice, and presents such an imposing sight that it is considered the crown ing glory of Alaska'., stupendous scen erj"—the sight of a lifetime. Getting Rich. “How did pou get the money to buy paints to finish your picture?” asked the sympatnetic intimate of the struggling artist. “Pawned my coat.” “Oh! And bow much did you get for your picture?” “Nearly enough to get my eflat out. —London Globe. The Climate Chaser. “Who is tha: man who is afraid to sit In a draft?" “I don't know,” answered Miss Cay enne. "He is probably one of those neople who think nothing of travel ing a thousand miles to get waere there is a breeze." —Washington Star. A (ifnf!** Hint, Tom —go your uncle has died and left you a fortune? I suppose you have -ecelved oceans of congratulations. Jack —1 should say I have. Why, ,ven my tailor remembered me. He sent me a bunch of forget-me-nots.— Boston Transcript. At the beginning of this year Japan had 3,308 telegraph offices with 5.38? miles of line*, totalling 92.227 mile* of wire GIRLS HARVESTING CROPS. Many of Them Earn Good Waves ta Wheat Fields of Northvreut. The small grain harvest that we* recently being finished throughout Southern and Central Nebraska sup plies sonvinclng proof that the women of the West are rapidly crowding the men out of the fields of labor and are candidates for positions in all of the respectable avocations. When the Ne braska small grain harvest opened there was a great shortage of male help. Even $3 a day, with board, lodg ing and washing, did not attract the city man. A large number of college students went to the rescue of the ripening grain, but the supply was far less than the demand. Farmers be came desperate. The price of wheat kept on soaring and they could not afford to let the grain go back into the ground. Out in Beatrice one day Henry Wilson, a farmer living nine miles south of town, needed four men for gathering and shocking wheat Ho offered idle park loungers $3.25 a day, but they declined to go to work. Stop ping at a lunch counter before going home,- Mr. Wilson told of his troubles to Miss Jeannette Allison, a waitress. "Why don’t you hire girls?” she asked. They would not go into the harvest field and they would not do the work If they could,” responded the farmer. "Try them,” ventured the girl. “Give me the same wages as you would a man and I will go. Besides, If I do not do the work of a man I will not charge you a cent.” Not only did Miss Allison ride home with Farmer Wilson that night, but four of her girl friends went along. The next evening Farmer Wilson told his wife that he had never had harvest hands that did better work than the five girls. The second day farmers came from miles about, saw the girls at work, and that night many of them went to Beatrice and other neighbor ing towns, where they hired fifteen young women to work in the grain fields. Word was passed down to Omaha that young women could have employ ment in the harvest fields of Gage County. An employment agency pub lished this ad: “Wanted—One hundred young wom en to work in the harvest fields. Wages $3 per day. Board and wash ing.” The next day that employment agent did business. He was swamped with applicants, all young women, school teachers, stenographers, college girls and girls who bad been working in factories at from ?6 to $7 per week. All they wanted was to be given a trial. The farmers gave them the trial, and they made good. They re mained with the farmers until the harvest was finished, and many of them will continue during the stack ing and haying, receiving from J 1.75 to $2 per day and board. —Omaha (Neb.) Dispatch to Boston Transcript Ik® n A merchant in a small town who saw a farmer receive goods at a railroad station from a mail order house told him he could have sold the same goods for less money and saved the freight besides. The farmer asked why he didn’t let people know. Though he had taken the home paper regularly for years, he never saw a line In it that such goods were to be had. The mail order house came after the trade and got it. Merchants and manufac turers who fall to advertise what they have should not expect to compete with those who do. The very best articles at the lowest prices will be passed by when people are unaware of their existence. Probably if the mer chant had advertised and the farmer had bought from him he wouldn’t have known that his advertisement had brought the business, anyway, and so wouldn’t have given It credit. Pub licity often reaches .much further than Is outwardly perceptible. WHAT MAN IS MADE OF. I \ 76QBOZ&KJ! ( J szvzr&aoa A \ 1 / JMTC/fAS, \V I / (Q PfOSP.K&m, EMXGK I [Jj to srrzz SDojoamw. h'.nzjp, M ocoiprs. I rp'O POUMOt 1 / 60ZUM/V. J j 2QSfiCQWtf II £ C-CVDCRT./SAiaiZX 1 / 1 I Ql Sr ipcjf I I o£*mm/zx as J>arAjjr fj K •rtaftmat " gg /Pigmecow Acsz> A t>arle* Woman. Soliman. the dreaded Turkish sul tan, in 1521 was going to besiege Bel grade. the capital of Servia, bis most hostile neighbor. While slowly pro ceeding wlfh his military train on the dusty, highroad a woman stopped his unapproachable majesty. Bitterly she complained about the soldiers, who. during her sleep, had carried off her cattle, the sole fortune she had. "You must have fallen into a most profound sleep not to have heard the thieves at their work.” said the sultan laugh ingly. “Yes, I slept well. I slept in confidence that your majesty ia watch ing over the safety of your people," replied the woman. This answer, which might have cost the woman's head, pleased the sultan because of the fearless way It was said. He restore! all the cattle stolen by the soldier* A Mttle Late. “I see the Fourth of July fatality statistics have been compiled and are now out." * "Yes; but we are not much Im pressed by fatality statistics after our owns burns ure healed."—Louisville Con rier-Journal People who get rich quick ujuall) get rid of it the same way. THE WEEKLY 1618—Sir Walter Raleigh beheaded at Westminster for high treason. 1620—Pilgrims elected John Carver Governor of the new colony. 1674—New York restored to the Brit ish authorities. * 1775 American force of invasion under Benedict Arnold arrived before Quebec. 1776 Fort Washington surrendered to the British under Cornwallis. I.94—Marquis de Lafayette escaped from prison at Olmutz. 1806—Discovery of Pike's Peak. Colo rado. 1822—Luis Antonio Arguello became Governor of California. 1829—Troops at Monterey revoUed against the Governor of California. IB6o—Prince of Sonderburg-Glucks burg proclaimed King of Denmark as Christian IX. IS64—Gen. Sherman cut the wire con nected between Atlanta and Wash ington 1870—Duke of Aasto elected King of Spain. 1872—Beginning of the great Boston fire. 1875—Steamer City of Waco burned off Galveston bar. *• 1884—Adelina Patti, the noted singer, divorced from the Marquis do Caux.... Roman Catholic plenary council began its sessions In Balti more. 1887—W'inter quarters of Barn urn's cir cus at Bridgeport burned. 1889 —The Roman Catholics centenary in America was celebrated at Bal timore Opening of the Catholic University of Washington at Washington, D. C Brazilian monarchy overthrown and republic established... .Washington terri tory admitted to statehood by proelamation of the President. 1891—First world's convention of the W. C. T. U. opened in Boston. 189'- —Fire in New Orleans destroyed 28,000 bales of cotton. 1895 —American Railway Union strike on the Great Northern road declar ed off. 1898— Mrs. L. M. N. Stevens elected president of the National W. C. T. U. 1899 John A. Logan, Jr., killed in but tle in the Philippines. 1903 Congress assembled in extra ses sion. 1904 — Germany and the United States signed a treaty of arbitration. 1907 — Oklahoma admitted to the Union, ....The Texas State treasury sus pended payment of warrants. 1908 — Ex-United States Senator Cur mack. of Tennessee, shot dead as the result of a political feud.... Resignation of the Donkin minis try in Australia... .The battleship North Dakota was launched at Quincy, Mass.... Over 300 miners killed in nn explosion near Hamm, Westphalia... .Attempt to assassi nate Francis J. Honey, the prose cutor of the San Francisco graft cases. NICARAGUAN TYRANT WHO EXECUTED TWO AMERICANS. JOSE HA.XTOB ZELATA. By a too hasty execution of two Americans who were alleged to be fighting with revolutionists, President Zelaya, who has ruled Nicaragua as a tyrant the last fourteen years, has greatly aided the cause of those fight ing against him. The State Depart ment at Washington took action which practically recognises the belligerency of the Nicaraguan Insurgents, and President Taft sent word to the new Nicaraguan minister at Washington which amounted to a notification that he is not welcome. Court I pitolila Oral Retting. The New York Court of Appeals has decided that it is not a crime in that State to lay bets orally, the line being drawn between regular bookmaking and the laying of bets by memory, as in the case of the two bookmakers net;used of violating the law. \V rliihl Hroth<•*• Drranitrd. Wilbur and Orville Wright, In the presence only of their sister and coun sel, were decorated with the Cross of the Legion of Honor by the French consulate at New York, Etienne LaneL (aa't Stop Vest paper*. The Oklahoma fiuprem* Court has sustained a lower court In dismissing proceedings begun by the direction of Gov. Haskell to restrain the circulation of publications from outside the Stats which carry advertisements of intoxi cants. Keeord for AVlreless. The record for long-distarce wire less communication was made recently by the Pacific mail liner Korea, which reported to a Han Francisco station that she was 4,720 miles out and that all on board were well. Flint Against Monopolies. Dr. Charles W. Eliot, as president of the National Conservation Association, with headquarters in New York, has Issued a formal appeal to the American people to compel Congress to enact comprehensive legislation at ones which shall prevent primate monopo lies from gobbling up the coal and water-power resources of the nation. The board of managers of the Na tional Geographic Society appointed a committee to pass on the question whether the north pole was discovered before ISOS, meaning Dr. Cook.