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une, ascends above his ideals. If people wero 113 afraid of hurting tholr stomachs us they are of catch In If cold, submits the Atchison Globe, they would live longer. Pig fines have little effect on the llg trusts. They never dance, avers JLe Atlanta Constitution, without the therewith to pay the llddler. No, the editor tiocMi't worry, as sents the Christinn ltegister. Letters from irritable people give the wrl'ors much more pain than they do tl.e edi tors. "Do re.ipiin," said I'ncle Ebon, In the Washington St.u"dai some men walks tie How because of di ir debts ' Is because it's warin " an' 1110' cum- 1 fable dan ghtiu' c.nt an' buildiii' fences or sla.te ha' i-now." j We are new Sihi;-,oli square 111 til) face, lokhowh il ( .- the Clciclat.d I.i aib r. with tl.e n v s that (a 01; Wnshiiig'.on u'e with Lis l.nile. Thi.i mils: In hushed up. ' n't h : the 1 Ml (Inn think that .j-,nity ai.il vennlty go hand in 1.,.!. 1 (leogrnphii ally, pni; ' ii ally, cconoml cally and prm !. :i'!y tin- t r-t a !il :.-! 1 111 tin i f a c i.t:.. I 1 miiI; 1:1 the 1'iii.cil Stalls today, - "written lion. X'lui rl"s N, I-'i .!! in the Atlahiic, is UntJiii !.::; unit .-s th" solo purpose of t a."'.ii kK'!i an lii.s:i-ntion is to urn Min.e k 1 1 ; :i : inn I'ei-t to tic In i nl' able and in ve r-c nilii.n injury and c .-t cf the Ai..' : ii an lnoplf. Arms ih" .'1! ilv. ,'iiil c dini'iial: It ' Ui'iild be mi1 iir: unai' for Canada and , for ll.i fil l' i .-flatus fl-oald t!,a Ca- ( liadin:-. ;:nri:;!.'i,; (i:;h,'iil; ni'i'ii a , jmlii y of Mililtii.Sni. It would invite ( nisjii inn, if i.nt 1 ;irir als. The inter- : c-ts nf !..o:!i c-' initries li'1 in pioinut.- ii!K tlieir ; !';i 1 1 li'a'ii'i. in lowerlni; ! tl.i: (,-iriff wall il.at natnls as n bar ' to ooviniri e nml :!,: j- (.la-aii r devi l- ; inii :i: ra'ln r tiir.a !n bui'-leliln ! tl.;ii.-tl'. es w itli a;iiii:iii"H',s. j f:!,all we tin' a ren ienltiire In the j country i-choel? Ar-lt jcnirsalf this j Ciii Mimi, Hi ea:ini iid. the I armors (Itiiile. If yon have a boy or girl old u.oti;:h to be in school It is u vital cpiestlon. In fait tile whole subject cf education in the gravest problem Ve have to solve. It b' cms to i.s that Me are on the eve of a change In our educational system nnd when this cbanne has heiii ninde, agriculture, domestic science and other industrial studies will hold an important place la every school curriculum. Recognizing that nil the loading Eu ropean nations are rapidly developing aerial fleets of both llghter-than-alr nnl heavier-thiinalr muchlues, Gen. James Allen, the chief signal officer C'f our nrniy, made an especial plea in his annual report to the secretary of war last week for a definite plan of aeronautical development in the army. It is to he hoped this will be given the attention it deserves, prays the Scientific American. Our war depart ment was tho first to order an aero plane, and it should not fall behind dow in aviation or aerostatics. Some statistics from Kansas City tend to add another bit of evidence to that already accumulated in favor of rigorous suppression of the "gun toting" habit. Missouri, cites the Chi cago Record-Herald, is one of the states which have recently passed stringent lawg to reduce the abuse, the Missouri method being to declare the carrying of concealed weapons a felony. This law took effect in August, and for the four months since then the number of homicides in Kansas City has been 11, as against 18 in the similar period of the preceding year. This is not proof that it is a good thing to prohibit the pistol habit. It is Just one more hint, but considering the neglect which has been the fate of other hints of the enme kind it is all the more needed. Strangely enough, in the south, where a local sense of honor attaches, to exploits with re volvers, the legislatures are now most active to suppress their use, while In the north, where tiie revolver Is the oretically good for the honest citi zen's defence, but actually good for little except the criminal's aggres sion, the laws are comparatively weak. THE CRICKET. Sweft poet cf the henrth. chirp on, clilrp ,llr ' Wir- rich than Mralna of lnurcatw or Are tl.l I01 In w eu oft eml. iii'd). In moments w. ory slie. Hmnsur village u.ime unu V:ik thy swe t rjirntH lit siunm.oo tin- no!:!- 11' J itu'Ii pvf-ntlil1 iH'.llt lO 'IIU'll lis siuh Th.il unit "lit wui.icvr fi"ir mountain- mlf At.h- may Knot thy i.i IK.vv.a minstrel sy. I-finu- llv" tli v Iviiliinn he .,T,-in p. ..f blissful hour. ;il.l 'it our i v nunc hymn; ti...n tli- V"leu Hum hull Or hi 1 linn Ji"to from dlstiint clioniMm. Cash Versus Credit By James Sheldon Miller 4 4 4 4 4 "Are tin j;oing to the tiieaM" niuht?" ii-hcd Sain Brown of .lo.iii.- n, as they walked toward li.onc alter tlieir day's work. 1 think not," replied .Johnson. "Mir. .h'hiisMi wants rue to lietp her tail; (kr.vn a carpet this cvcnlnu. llcsidcs. 1 am saving my cuirirt. i s just now to renew lay subsci'lliilou to a K'lentliie paid'. It expires 111 11 mn "I tliotiM like to t.tlx a paper said Hi-own, dolefully, "but time are to ninny bills to pay since I cjniineiiced lioin-ekeepiliB that 1 can't seem to save cnonli." Je:htison turned and 1 lied at bis companion lnt titly. "Sam, I think ycni are making a mis take," he said smith nly. "A inbtaUo? How? What do you mean?" ashed the other, with a touch of resentment. l'eter and Sam had been friends since their schoolboy days, and the former had, ilurini? years of associa tion with the latter, grown to under stand what his t ni" inent. So he pur sued the subject 110 further, but saon Vatic l'.rown (.(.od-iii'-'bt . At tho tii'e of i.lulitein. the two had (iitived 1111 appn Micenhlp to extend tin 'ei (ill fear eiu-s, at the end of wlild, time' both were w.ll iralnc .1 in. ehatdes. ami able to cam a salary of tw. Ive (1 elars n week. Not loin; af tervvai'l, both married and became iieiclibors. Trier's wife was a thrifty lifle l.ily, and to Inr he cntriiMi'l the niaiiai-'cnient of the household expense.-. Kent was low, fuel and edi bles were cheap 111 the small contry town, and with strict economy could be pa ill Sor from an allowance of sev en dollars a week; whatever .'Mrs. Johnson saved out of this sum she was to have far pin money. Two dal lars were to bo laid aslde for cloth ing and other Incidental expenses, while the remaining three dollars were to be placed in the bank. Another law of the household w hich was to be to thtt young cotiide like unto that of the Medes and Persians, was to pay cash for everything bought by them, Iirown'B wife as on entirely differ cnt type of woman from Minnie John' son. She was a large girl who moved slowly, mid did not seem to possess the talent either for planning or car rylng gut a plan. She often strolled over to her little neighbor's house dur ing the morning, and stood chatting in the doorway. "I declare," sho would exclaim, "you do fiy around at a great rate. You're always doing something. But don't you get lonesome here by yourself? I do, when Sam's away so much that sometimes I sit down and cry." "I've no time to be lonesome, re plied Minnie, punching a fork into the loaves of dough, preparatory to their last "rising." Sam was very fond of his big, dark' eyed wife, and would not trouble ber with questions of economy. When the week's pay was brought into the house the two bought whatever they most needed. The twelve dollars dwindled ns a dream, and before the following Saturday night there was no money in hand. The grocer gradually induced them to buy their goods on "trust," and be fore very long they made the same arrangement with the butcher. The latter Invariably managed, in cutting the meat, to increase by one third a day's order. The grocer, by adroitly naming various dainties among his supplies, contrived to secure a good order whenever he called. Not many weeks had pasBed before the Drown's found that they had not sufficient funds to meet their blls. But then the butcher and grocer were very accommodating It would, be all right next week. One day a sewing machine was left by an agent at the home of Mrs. Brown, that she might "try it." A few days later he came to her, offering to sell it for five dollars down, and dollar a week thereafter, until the en tire sum of thirty dollars should be collected. With a slight reduction of the amounts paid each week to the butcher and grocer, Mrs. Brown man aged to purchase the machine. "He called at my house," said Mrs Johnson, admiring her friend's new possession. "And did you get a machlmT" asked Clara Brown. Hcmorh the modern bnr.l to lmltnt I he simple he-auty cf thy nnnli is'id. That, whilst wo In cxiH'ciuiit h We niny, ut le-eist, one; tre-usured re-cull. niil him In true lorn nympnthy to bnro 'i'lie iiH-iiow cjiili-nt'o u( thy Kpr.Mly e'hlino; t-'uy limn hist withered round tin? t :i 1 1 1 -m-eli's cl.ulr A truer ln;u"ii and a brighter rhyme. Ch'rp n. then, cheery P'K t of th ln-nrth: Te.if' thy cuiii'i-cm tln-y melody di vine; ri'neliilin thy presence to the ends of rrtrl : Th;ii tu) may Jive and love in Jny like thine. "No, I never buy anything on instal iiiis. I guess I'm too big a coward. til I'm saving the money, and he tuid me I could have one for twenty-live ollars by paying cash." 1 A lew weeks later a machine vs delivered ut tho wise little manager's home, and was paid for with money tvivl from her weekly allowance. About this time matters were becom ing a tilile unpleasant for the Drowns. Neatly every day sonic creditor called to collect whatever he might on some over due bill. Each week it was nee- sary to divide the twelve dollais Into small Ruins a dollar for the sc-wini; Machine) agent ; fifty cents for the man who had said ihcm n clotkeswrinuer; five dollars for the grocer; f'J',r lnrs for tho hut'her, and so on, until no money remained with which to meet the rent. The landlord was obliged to wait a few days. And thus matters went cm from week to week. At this juncture, the employer of l'eter and Sam raised their salaries to fourteen dollars a week. "That'll h; so much inure to put away In the bnnk. cried Minnie, glee fully clapping her hands, nfttr hcarinit f this Increase in her husband's in- ccine. Clara was equally pleased with her goid fortune. She and her hmband ei included that there would be 110 more trouble. It'll take several weeks to square up the bills," she said, and then fell to riinmeratlni; the wants which they had not. heretofore been able to gra tif. Sam thought he needed a new salt of clothes, and bought one for I lilrty-threo dollars 011 the instalment. plan. About this time Peter purchased mo from a first-class cbthler for twenty-five dollars, paying cash for it. The result of the Crowns' policy was that their bills were not "squared up," and they found themselves as badly ramped for funds as they had been before. At the end of five years, Peter's face boro evidence to a life of quiet con tentment and prosperity. His friends found pleasure in his companionship and took advantage of every oppor tunity to visit his clean, well-kept home, presided over by the smiling. onergeUc housewife, with her two healthy babies at her heels. Sam, on the contrary, showed the effects of the strain of constant but hopeless endeavor to clear himself of debt. His shoulders had begun to droop, and the lines were deepening upon his brow and about his mouth. As the two friends made their way toward the shop, one morning, Sam said rather abruptly to his companion, "I understand that you have been buying a lot. Yes," replied Peter. "I have one of tho nicest lots in the village. I can make a fine looking place of it in time." How much did you pay for it?" One hundred and fifty dollars." How in thunder did you manage to save one hundred and fifty dollars?" asked Sam, in amazement. "Oh, that's easy enough. But that Isn't all. I have nearly eleven hundred more In the bnnk, and if I live and have my health until next spring, I Intend to build a house." "What, have you had a windfall?" "No, I have just saved the money in the laBt five years." "Now look here," said Sam; "I want you to tell me how you've done it. Look where I am, and I've been re ceiving the same salary as you." "Well, I know where your trouble Is, Sam, but it is none of my business, and I would rather have nothing to aay about it. "See here, Pete, you and I have al ways been good friends. I want you to tell me how it Is done." "Well, if you are sure that neither you nor Mrs. Brown will be offended I'll show you the way out of your trouble. "I'm willing to do almost anything to get where I can pay my bills, and eventually have a home of nty own, "You and Mrs. Brown come over and spend the evening with us, and come prepared to hear some pretty plain talk. It hurts like the dickens to have aching teeth extracted, but it la better to be rid of the troublesome things, and we are always glad when they are out, But I (hall not allotr either of you to take any gas or ether while It Is being done!" At supper Sam told his wife of hla conversation with Peter. She stared at him In wide-eyed wonder, then si lently prepared for the visit. "Now," said Peter, as both men filled their pipes that evening, "I suppose you have come to have the bad teeth In your financial system extracted. You know I told you, Sam, that I should not give you any ether or any of that sort of thing. You will Just have to grin and bear what I have to say, since you brought it cm yourself. So If you arc ready for the ordeal, I will got out my forceps and see what can bo done for yon. To begin with. I shall nsk you n few questions. Don't you think that we have set as giod a lable ns you have? Don't you think we ke ep our house warm enough for rmnfori? Have wo not dressed as well its you have? Have we not made as lair headway generally as you have? "I can answer all those questions by saying that you have outdone us In all these things," promptly replied Mrs. Diown. "You know we started In married life at the same time. Now, at the end cf five years, 1 have laid aside over twelve hundred d'dlars while you havo nothing. You want to know where the trouble lies. All I can say Is. that it is bad management." Drown winced. "I see, Doctor Johnson; you arc go ing to be like all the" rest of the di lit ists have about as much sinpatliy as a meat nx!" Johnson looked at him In hesitation, then said, "Well, it does make a difference which end of the forceps one has to ileal with. Shall I go on?" "Yes, ytsl" quickly responded Brown. "When a fellow's nliiios-t crazy with the financial toothache, there's no remedy but to submit to the dent ist." "We will just g; back to the time when you and Sam were man-it d," continued Peter, addressing himself to Mrs. Drown. "My wife and I started on tho same footing that you and Sam did. It is back there that the trouble began. Von did not start right. You coiniin need by speniliiig eery cent of your Income as fa.-l as you received It. liven this did not satisfy your wants, so you began to run into d(bt. When one begins to run into debt he soon becomes accustomed to that con dition, and there Is 110 ambition to riso above It. Your liisr blunder was in getting credit. Yon can always da better with cash than you can that way. I know the grocers and butchers tell you this isn't so, but I know what I'm talking about. When they once pet you In debt to theni, they're In a position to take all sorts of advantage of you. They expect ou to keep buy ing of them, because you are under obligations to them for trusting you. "Then there's your coal bill. I notice that for some time you've been buy ing cool by the basket. Did you ever figure up how much you're paying for coal when you buy It that way? Well, if you haven't, I'll tell you that It costs you about nine dollars a ton. I buy my coal In the summer, when the price is lowest. The last I bought, was five-fifty per ton. By the way, Sam, how much coal do you use in a year?" Since one year ago we've used nbout ftiur tons. But do you know as much about Peter's business as he does about yours?" ask Sam, turning with a smile to Mrs. Johnson. "Oh, yes! We plan everything to gether!" she replied In a sprightly way. "We only used three tons," said Peter, "and yet we had all the Are we needed. I think we can give you a hint on burning coal. We have often noticed that you let your stove get red hot When you drive your lire that way, your heat goes up the chim ney instead of heating the room, You can cook to no better advantage when your pot bolls furiously than when it bolls gently. Water can't get more than boiling hot." And he noded his head wisely. "Now, three tons of coal at five dollars and a half costs me sixteen-fltty. Four tons at nine dollars a ton costs you thirty-six dol larsmore than double!" "But you know," Interrupted Mrs. Brown, helplessly, "we are behind on our coal bll. We have to pay some thing on the old bill every week, and we are buying by the basket until we get caught up. Then we shall buy by the ton again. "Now," said Peter, "brace up; I am going to take hold of an eye tooth this time. You know they always come hard. I am going to tell you that more food goes into your swill tub than goes down your throats. You are proving the truth of Doctor Frank. lln's saying that some families waste enough to feed another family. You cook twice as much as you can eat at one meal, and you don't seem to know how to Work anything over so as to use it all up. You order a pound of steak, and the butcher brings you in a pound and three-quarters. You think he could not cut any closer, but he understands his business. Then you Just cook the whole piece. You can't eat It all, and it stands around, and you finally throw it out. It is the same way with many other things that go into the swill tub. The great est leak is the swill tub. we don't propose to buy provisions to feed our neighbor's pigs. If we have a few po. tatoes and a little meat left over, Mrs Johnson makes it into a eavory hash and it is Hll eaten. Our bits of brcj that get a little dry are made Into 1 pudding, ineu we uon t Duy so much sirloin steak. We can buy other meat for half tho money, and by cooking jt right It's good enough for us. "AnothtM- thing: I notice you )ur your bread of the bilker. Do you real. Ize that you are paying about twenty dollars a barrel for your flour? v get our flour at the lowest cash price itnd do our own baking." ' Peter paused again, and knocking the ashes from his pipe, slowly reiillej it. "We have seen these tilings all along," he continued presently, "but, as 1 told you, we thought it nono of oar business, and so said nothing." " Sam had arisen and was pacing u19 floor. "You'ro a pretty savage dentist," he said, pausing before his friend, "but you're doing the work." "Then there was the sewing ma chine," resumed Peter. "You :;H thirty dollars, and Mrs. Johnson bought one just like It for twenty-five, And your suit of clothes, too. Tliij instalment business is ns 1 ad ns the credit system. I've been showins ymf ' the defects o this sort of thing; do yen care to have me prescribe 1I19 remedy?" "Surely go ahead. Anything short of strychnine If it will get me out uj. debt." Peter the'n laid before Ms visitor! the plan that hti and his wife I111J been following since their marriage, show Ing them In detail how It could be fol- lowed. "I see it all!" exclaimed Mrs. Ilrown, "It's as plain ns day. Hut here we are in debt all around, and 1 don't see how we are going ta start." "Wife, please get n sheet of paper mid a pencil," said Peter. Then ho figure d out the entire amount of the Brown's debts. "Very well," lie re marked. "1 will lend you enough mon ey to clear them, and leave you eight dollars to commence on. Evcr.uhjng cash hereafter, remember! Nct Sat urday night you will hand me five dollars, and five dollars a week tie re ntier until the nmount you owe i::e Is all paid. Never allow yourselv s to go beyond seven dollars a week far your home supplies, and lay ash!" two dollars a week for your other item of expense. After paying mo, you will put five dollars In the bank Just as I elei, and you will have two hundred dollars in the bank one year from b day." Thank you," said Sam, "not only for the loan, but for what is of more im portance, the information we received this evening. Hut but" and he si ileel toward the door "if you ever get tho toothache, I'll pull your head clear off your body! " Peter picked up the baby's pillow and threw it at his friend and the couple departed with good-natured raillery and laughter. A year later, as the two men were walking home one evening, Sam tald to Peter, "Lo you realize this is an anniver sary?" "What do you mean?" asked Teter. "I mean that Just one yqar ago to night you played the part of dentist1 for my benefit. Come over and spend the evening at our house; I've some thing to show you." Peter and bis wife were scarcely seated In the home of the Browns when Sam told them that he had drawn one hundred and fifty dollars from the bnnk. "What!" exclaimed Peter, sharply. "You're disobeying the doctor's or ders? That won't do?" Sam went to his desk and took out a long envelope and handed it to Peter, who opened it and drew forth a warranty deed of the lot adjoining his own. "There!" said Sam. "I didn't want any one else to have that lot, and so I bought it. I still have over fifty dol lars in the bank, and I owe no man anything." Peter Jumped to his feet and shook his friend's hand warmly. "And I learned today," lie said, "that each of us is to have another raise of two dollars!" Waverley Counterfeiters. Tommy had been reading a great deal in the newspaper about Sena tors and Congressmen, the Tariff bill, income taxes and corporation taxes, and his mind was filled with legisla tive matters. On many occasions M miner Dati explained, as best ce ram", the articles of which the newspapers treated, and took pains to voice W opinion, which was not always favor able. With his mind so actively fertilized and growing, Tommy could not help asking his father, one day; "Say, pop, why is a Senator like counterfeiter?" "That's too strong for me," replied his father. "What's the answerT" "Because," answered Tommy, tri umphantly, "he makes and tries to pass some pretty bad' hilte." N York Times.