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:,f By REV. FRANCES E. TOWNSLEY. Gambling is not a modern vice. Out. side Jerusalem one long ago day, beneatl the shadow of a cross, Roman guards are di viding the garments of the dying. To cul one of the garments is to destroy it. As he holds it to the light, the Roman soldier has a bright thought. Seizing a helmet from his fellow's head, he shakes dice into it, rat tles the tiny bits, and announces the result. He is carrying out the supersititon of his time, for GAMBLING IS A RELIC OF BARBARISM AND SUPERSTITION. The gods of the heathen were considered va and to be won over, and their favor or disfavor to be ascer by games of chance. "To-day science and Christianity (says ifford) clasp hands on the certainty of facts and forces." THE R IS AN ANNOUNCED PAGAN, AND AS SUCH HAS PLACE IN A MODERN CHRISTIAN CIVILIZATION. THE PROFESSIONAL GAMBLER IS A LIVING LIE. He not depend on chance, but the credulity of others who do. "His are loaded, his cards marked, his cuff-button has a mirror, his are lined with horse-hair cloth, and stocked with aces." He e most scientific scoundrel in the city. As a cheat, he deserves punishment. Hle is a robber and a menace to society. --THE GAMBLER STANDS FOR THE DESTRUCTON OF FINER ELEMENTS OF CHARACTER. The drunkard, sober, may be penitent, affectionate and pitiful, but the gambler loses all finer sensibilities, which are dried up by the hot blasts .GAMBLING IS COVETOUSNESS. We want something that fiit might be ours legitimately. We cannot wait. Honesty is too We gamble for what is not truly ours. Consequently, the habit see'for business. Money that costs little, counts for little. Come go easy, is no motto for business success. Women's gambling races is but the result of parlor gambling, resort gambling, training to get much for little. The entire method, I re is barbaric, pagan, superstitious, dishonest and covetous. It has in a decent Christian civilization. It ought to be suppressed, punished. You and I can help bring on that day! Iis ita debt we owe to our country and our God. In our individ we must do so, or be untrue to ourselves, as surely as to our - faith. ob is ours that is not so by earning, or by bequest or gift. hlad often means mortgages. More style means often more More cash means often a haste that tends to dishonor; minabling in stocks, in a poolroom, or at a card table, or in the '_ p!ay for keeps, is of one piece, and unworthy the claim to ,,_ hAe Brawn of the . East and the JWest By SENATOR JOSEPH R. BURTON, Of Kaa... HE eastern college boys may be all right on their ath letic teams, but they haven't the brawn which can keep them standing up alongside a Kansas youth in the harvesting field. We people of Kansas have fault to find with the. effete east. The immense wheat harvests of the state created a great demand for la bor. High wages prevailed, and the call went out to all the country to send forth laborers for our harvest The eastern college boy heard the cry, and saw the glitter of coin. He liked the coin all right, but when he got thor acquainted with the golden grain, he didn't "make good." fellows were a fine-looking lot of men when they came, won't do for Kansas and her big crops. Why, we had some b-ys out in our state who rowed on the 'varsity eights, played _eleves, and led their nines in batting, but when we sized them lsrvest fields, according to Kansas calcula weren't one, two, three. the eastern boys will not do. They may be oe the gridiron, or the diamond, but put in the harvest field, and they have to call There is nobody who can compete sturdy Kansan, unless it be another stur y then it's a race for your life, and a clein la the finish. I New' Food Law and I/. Successful Operah'on By DR. HARVEY W. WILEY, cir ai.. ss .r s o ers .a.. Dr . mtm.m The new food law, enacted by the last congress, is working smoothly and satisfactorily. Under its provisions the agricultural departmnent is authorized to issue certificates to exporters of food products. Under the new law whenever an exporter desires we will make a chemical analysis to determine the pur ity of his product. If, after inspection, we find that - he proposes to send abroad something that is pure and whoesome, a certicate is issued him addressed of the country to which his prodicts are to go. a of good character is helpful to him in many ways, a letter of introducbie . It is issued with the distinct un it shaB in no way he reproduced for adartising par our a have been confined amost usive ly foods and wheat, anditis sindeed gratifying to be in every iastmwe have found no obstade to the is m las. * Cim O y vteed at the department re iirs~mtoereyadi present di'iaia nlaws, . 4 *d eh te rmarkuet dthrd to bur snet ~it the 'ee t exactions J -. br WOMWO4 AC AMERICAN DATTO. Keor Bestowed Unique Honor on Capt. J. J. Pershing. the Only Whilte Man Drer Se DIstia ualahed by the Preod and War t like Natives of Mlada mae Island. Capt. John J. Pershing, of the Fit I teenth cavalry, has arrived in San Francisco from Manila and will go to Washington to report for duty as a member of the general staff of the army. As captain of a troop in the Fif teenth cavalry this stalwart young western soldier has been in command of a department in the island of Min danao for several months and has done much by his tactful, diplomatic methods to bring about a better under standing between the refractory Moros and the United States government and army. Capt. Pershing has led his men in several sharp engagements with the bolo men, but he has accomplished far more toward establishing peace and good feeling in toe island by diplomacy and statesmanship than he has by force of arms. By his tactful methods he subdued a powerful and apparently implacably hostile religious leader and that without firing a shot. By a bold dash he captured a fort which the Moros regarded as practic ally impregnable. In that charge he lost only three men. He constructed roads through all but impenetrable jungles and brought the remostest in terior of the island into close com munication with the coast. So diplomatic has been the policy pursued by Capt. Pershing that the natives of the island of Mindanao have come to look upon him with great respect and reverence. Not long ago he was made a datto with the full Mohammedan ceremony. Referring to this interesting event the Manila Times of a few months ago said: "Capt. Pershing. commander of the American forces at Lake Lanao, has been consecrated a datto by the law CAPT. J. J. PERSHING. (American OMcer Who Is a Full-Fledged Datto.) and rites of the Koran. This remark able ceremony took place at Bayan after the diplomacy of Capt. Persh ing had won the submission of that place. Pershing's consecration as a datto gives him a distinction never be fore enjoyed by an American and should add to his already great power among the More people. "Many dattos from other tribes were in attendance at the consecra tion and assisted in the ceremony. The compact of friendship was made over the Koran, Pershing being first consecrated as a More datto. The other dattos wore the full regalia of the ofce as chieftains of tribes, and the strange ceremony was conducted with all the splendrous rites of the Mohammedans, made even more pie turesque in the midst of the semi clvilsed tribes of Bayan." Capt. Pershing is a native of aini emunty, Missouri, and his boyhood was spent in the little town of Laclede in that county. It was from the congrsns sdonal district of which LUnn county then formed a part that he was ap pointed to West Point in the early 808'. In 1886 he was graduated from 'West Point and thereafter he served as second lieutenant in the Sixth cavalry and first lieutenant in the Tenth cavalry, taking part in the cam paign against the Apaches and Nava ore in Arisona and New Mexico from 1886 to 1889 with Gem. Chatese and under Gen. Miles In the campaign gainst the 8lou. in 1890. Meantime Capt. Pershing's parents had removed from Missourl to Lin co.~, Neb., and when in 1891 the soi dier was tendered the ofce of profe sor of millitary ascelnce at Nebraska state unalversity he promptly accepted It remaining there for four years. He at once became immensely popular with the students at the university and made his department one of the most popular and prominent in the in stitutioa. While he was at the unl veral.ty Capt. Pershing devoted his spare moments to study of the law and in 1895 he -was admited to the bar. Soon after the outbreak of the 8pan Ish-Amerian war Capt Pershi g went to the Philippins asad his record there Is -w a matter f history. Creekdl WoeRk a Plmon. Detei ves lately entered Clinton prise., New York. as "eomrcts," on the trail of lrrevgularltes. They dicov ared that morphina Ib peddled among the p. isoer, sad Asd at exorbitant res, 8one at the keepers added larely to their iemomes by this tat Iasutera Pmats Amhiaintu. At Usdk d~i flatlrm , ba bsea4ip jlfd A sbl rhrwac cma ap Em Aad *bke wufi avodal 6ddestt ýý m!pº º R* wmtS pIt mpou EMPEROR IS REVERED. .levr oe Japae Usually ars m.i Owe Way im Things Ceremental and Politieal. Although Japan has in the last 30 years become a modern civilized na tion, it still retains many of its ancient supersitions. The pomp of monarchy has not become obsolete with the changes in the practical government. But the emperor of Japan is not a mere puppet; he has real power. "Japan, our New Ally," by Mr. Alfred Stead, gives an account of the emperor's posi tion. In 1900 there was a majority of four fifth against a scheme of extra taxa tion, which was then before the house of peers. The emperor sent word that he wanted the bill passed, and the op position voted for it unanimously. Everyone reveres the emperor, which is good in a monarchy wlselygoverned, and, what is not so good, he is still surrounded with superstitions and 11, THE EMPEROR OF JAPAN. (He Is Looked Upon with Awe ana Respect by His Subjects.) ceremonies not quite in seeping with the western character of the new Ja pan. Last year Marquis Ito, the great est of living Japanese, prounced a fun eral oration in the temple over his murdered political colleague, Mr. Hoshi. The next day several of the newspa pers, in a party spirit, denounced him for having gone immediately into the presence of the emperor in the gar ments which he had worn at the funa eral. In November of each year the em peror gives a garden party. Many of the members of the old regime gather up the soil where his chair has rested and take it away, believing it to be a care for all ailments. Other guests take away portions of the food pro vided by the emperor, as things too sacred to eat, and preserve them in the holiest place in the house. The emperor rarely goes out. When he does, he is attended in his carriage by one of two old gentlemen, who alone enjoy this privilege. The at tendant sits opposite, and does not veature to lift his eyes to look at the emperor. He has a large palace, and is known as "the man who drives with the emperor." GENUINE GEORGIA GIANT. He Ilrea at Vayeress, Tips the Seales at 50T Pouend mad Has Great Streagth. The biggest K. P. In the world lives at Waycross, Ga. The name of this extraordinary members of the Knights of Pythias is W. T. Brinson, and he is not only active but he is energetic. Nor has he dreamed his life away as a bachelor, for he has a handsome young wife and eight hale and hearty children, ranging in ages from 18 to . WILLIAM T. BRINSON. (The Biggest Knight of Pythias tf the United States.) Mrs. Brinson was a Miss Hart and weighs only 115 pounds. Mr. Brinson tips the scales at 5T7 pounds. and has a waist measure of 92 Inches and wears number 11 shoes. As a child be was not above the aver age; but at 16 he weighed something like 200 pounds, and since then his weight has steadily increased. He has had repeated offers from northern museums to put himself on exhibition, but has preferred to stay at home and run his turpentine still. His buggy, his chairs, and his bed, it has been necessary to have made speeially to order. Mr. Brinson finds It dilicult to arise from a sitting posi tion, but once upon his feet he is tremendously strong. A short time ago a mule ran away near his store, and hearing the shouts of his neighbors he walked to the middle of the street just as the frights emed animal dashed up. With a couple Sstrides he was in the middle of the road and had the mule by the bride. To the consternation of all the mure e.ms to a violent atop, faling to his Mr. Brinson is a member of Wake. Ikld lodge Ne. 2 of Knights of Py rsale Op ro. Ad faJ13 j('HAT'LL do now, Babe," said the animal trainer, extricat ing himself from the serpen tine embrace of a great black trunk. "She's very playful, Babe is," he added, somewhat breathlessly, which was natural, for Babe and her mate had been playing ball with him, throw ing him from one to the other and catching him beautifully in a manner calculated to inspire a baseball rooter. "She's a good deal friskier than Basil. You see, she's only half as old as Basil, who is 60 this year." Babe was stamping her foot, Just like an infant, and demanding more play. Frank Healey, the trainer, pat ted her on the trunk and said: "I guess she won't be contented now till Evan comes around. He's my son, you know, and he can do more with these two fel lows than I can." So he sallied forth to find Evan, and his visitors went with him, expecting to see a big, husky animal trainer like EVAN AND BASIL. his father. But all they saw was a yellow head full of curls peering shyly from behind a tree and vanishing as soon as the strangers approached. Dragged forth finally by the arm, with his face turned bashfully away, behold Evan, aged four years and 11 months, master of the elephants. In the doorway ofthe elephant house the parental grasp relaxed and with a dive Evan got between the mighty wrinkled pillars that supported Babe. That playful young creature had her vast ears thrust forward like immense banners. Her piggy eyes were all a-twinkle. She gurgled deep down in her caverns, like a mountain full of sizzling hot water. Gently, ever so gently, her big trunk with its pink orifice reached out and seized the little chap. Slowly she rocked him to and fro while he sat, holding to the trunk as calmly as other children would hold to the ropes of a swing. But Basil wanted a bit of it, too. She reached and pranced and trumpeted until Babe swung Evan over to her. A toss, and a catch, and Basil had the boy. Back and forth they swung him like a ball, but with a care and gentleness that seemed impossi ble in creatures so huge. A muttered word from Healey, and Basil lifted the little golden-haired trainer up, up, until she held him ten feet above the ground. Then the trunk curved beckwardi and set him as softly as if he were bisque on her big back. He sat there a few moments, slapping the leathery skin down the sloping back to the tall, swung from it as if it were a rope, and let himself drop to the ground, while Basil and Babe trumpeted and wagged their ears, watching for him to appear between their legs again. "Safe?" said Mr. Healey. "Why, of course. I'd rather have Evan play with ONE ON THE GROCER. New Little Johany Smartaleek Versed His Way Ahead in the Arlitmetle Class. He walked into the grocery store with a slip of paper in his hand, and the gro cer at once produced his pencil and order book, for the boy's mother was a good customer. "Good morning," said the boy, whose curly head scarcely reached to the coun ter. "I want three and a half pounds of sugar. It's six cents a pound, ain't it? And rice is eight? I want two and a qunter pounds of that. And a quar ter pound of your 70-cent tea, and two and a fifth pounds of your 3-centcoffee, and three pints of milk. That's eight cents a quart, ain't it? And please give me the bill," he ended breathlessly, .for I have to get to school." The grocer made out the bill, won dering at the queerness of the order, and handed it tothe boy, asking as hedid so: "Did your mother send the money, or does she want the goods charged?" The boy seized the bill and said with a sign of sattsfaction: " M didn't send me at all. It's my arithmetic lesson, and I had to get it dose somehow." And as he ran out the grocer opened the cigar case and handed out amokes to the men who were there. "it's on me," be said. "Say, there's more than one way to skin an eel, II't there?--N. . Tlime. Saw Asaset raMhe Debs. A aw for the eztermination of rairie dns bss be inmsed b the Tezasiis assame the elephants than with other children. They take as good care of him as any nurse could. Every morning they are restless till he comes. And as for him. he is always in here. He plays among their feet and lets them swing him up on their backs all day long. They wouldn't step on him, no indeed. They take more care not to hurt him than a human being would. See here." He lifted the boy up to Babe's left ear and commanded: "Listen, Babe. Something to say to you." Babe stuck her ear out and inclined her head toward the boy, while he talked into her ear. Then she nodded her head wisely and grunted. Healey dropped the boy. Evan stepped alongside of Babe and slapped her on the leg as high up as he could reach, which wasn't higher than a short man's knee. "Down, Babe, down," he said. Babe looked at him with a funny look of appeal in her eye. She wiggled her tail and flirted her trunk and turned her head away, saying plainly. "Let's talk of something else." But the baby trainer was insistent. And Babe sighed--a rumbling, roaring sigh, as if a steam engine were to whisper: "Oh, my!" Then, with a weary grunt, she held her trunk out to him coaxingly. But Evan only patted it and cried shrilly: "Down, Babe, I say." So Babe, look ing as if she had no friend on earth, grunted once more and dropped labor iously to her fore knees. With anoth er plunge that shook the elephant house she let herself fall cumbrously on her side, and stuck her four feet into the air. Then she held out her trunk and wiggled her upturned ear. Evan scrambled with hands and knees up her massive, throbbing side and perched himself, a little bright spot, on top of the great tonnage of black lesh. ThenBasil had to go through the per formance and she, too, begged Evan to let her off, but finally did what she was bidden like a lamb. Each elephant at once searched his clothes for sugar when he let her get up. "Basil," said Mr. Healey, "is one of the biggest elephants in America now. She is a little more than nine feet high. and Babe is almost as big, but 30 years younger. Basil and Evan have been friends almost since Evan was born. He was born in Willis avenue, New York, and when he was only a few months old we came to Glen island and ever since then Evan and the elephants have played together. When we irst came here Basil learned to wheel Evan around in the baby carriage, and it soon got so that we could turn her loose with the little one and feel that he was safer in the protection of his great nurse than he would have been under the care of any human attend ant. While the trainer was speaking the big brutes *ere jostling each other to reach Evan and tap him with their trunks. He stood between their legs, leaning against them, and the ele phants never moied a limb without looking and feeling to make sure that they would not step on him. It wasn't possible to see a bit of him when he got well behind one of the huge legs. but he was the master of the elephants for all that-Kipling's Toomall in real life. He gets his love for animals legitl mately, for his father has made many trips to Asia and Africa to get wild animals for American shows, besides having been a collector of snakes and big reptiles in Cuba and South Amer ica. He has been an unusually sac essful animal trainer almost all his life, and Evan has made up his mind bat he will become one, too.-N. Y. Latter in Kansas City Star. SAVED BY HIS DOG. Druma Drought Rellet to Hie easter Who Wse murted Lmder a Lead to Weed. Frank Mullen, a wood hauler, of Jop in., Kan., has his faithful dog to thank for his life. He was hauling wood from Shoal creek, near Joplin, one day last month, when his wagon partially broke down under a big load. He had to crawl under the wagon to make repairl He knew it was dangerous, but he took the risk. While he was working the wagon completely save way, and Mullen was buried under a pile of cordwood. He was not hurt, but was imprisoned so he could not escape. He was in a se cluded part of the wood, and his chances seemed good for starving to death. Finally he bethought himself of his dog. Calling him-"Go home, Bruno!" he commanded. The dog obeyed, and the morning after the accident occurred Mrs. Mullen, who had worried all night about her husband's absence, was at tracted to the door by the dog's scratch ing and howling. When she opened the door she noticed he had a bad cut on one of his shoulders. He had been hit there by a stick from the falling load. Mrs. Mullen, who had worried all night and, ordering the dog to return to his master, set out, following him. The dog led her directly to where Mullen was, several miles distant, and, with the aid of the man who accompanied her,. Mrs. Mullen was able to extricate her husband. He was half starved, but unhurt. Oal e Juel Eets hPaste. 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