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Ton need not be a shadow because
you are not a tan.
War would soon go out of fashion
If the bankers would Quit subscribing
tor the' bonds.
You do not hare to throw grit In
your neighbor's eye to prove that you
are a man of sand.
Many a young man after being
turned down by a giddy girl isn't able
to appreciate his good luck.
A man will never acquire a fortune
unless he is proof against the habit of
buying useless things because they are
cheap.
Hereafter the right sort of man may
feel encouraged to consider the vice
presidency as a stepping stone to the
presidency.
Wide awake life Insurance com
panies will proceed to classify deer
hunting as one of the extra hazardous
occupations.
The personal experience of Mrs.
Charlotte Perkins Gllnisn in training
children might make her remarks on
the subject seem highly amusing to
the average mother.
At last we have word from our old
friend Wn Ting Fang, former Chinese
minister to the United Slates. The
Empress has ailowed him to ride horse
back in the Forbidden City.
braska State Journal, "the more thor
oughly convinced we are. that no man
knows ss much as he lets on." This
seems to call for a sharp rejoinder
Irom Editor Steed.
The Chinese word "Jan ion" means
the same as the Japanese "bansal."
the French "vlve," the German "hoch"
and the EngMsh "hurrah." If the Rus
sians ever had an equivalent for the
word it has been forgotten through
lack of use.
There were 00,000 divorces In the
United States last year, or an average
of nearly seven for every hour of the
day and night, Sundays included. The
business of making and unmaking mis
fit marriages appears to have become
a great national industry.
A 'Brooklyn scientist has discovered
that Chinamen never have consump
tion because they permit the hair on
top of their heads to grow long. If
this is the case scientists who have
been trying to head toff, tuberculosis
might do better if they devoted their
time and efforts to the work of dis
covering some means of preventing
baldness.
If fashionable society should ostra
cise the divorced the penalty Inlght
frighten those of Its members dis
posed to get rid of mates objection
able to them; but, after all, the civil
law which grants divorce is the ex
pression of a far larger end wider so
cial sentiment. The sum and sub
stance pt it all is that the church can
enforce its law only on the con
sciences of those who firmly believe in
its fuH and divine authority.
There has been far too much of the
elegant gentleman idea In the big
Eastern universities. President Eliot
has Just publicly taken note of its
somewhat blighting influence at Har
vard. A good many young men go
there for a course in scorn and get It
though incidentally they may get bet
ter things. The same may be said of
Yale and Princeton, and though at
each and all of these institutions the
modest workaday youth may get as
good a training as his father could
have got the Influence of the glided
loafer is bad. The Western universi
ties are spurring the Eastern institu
tion' up with a magnificent competition.
Evidently the gospel Is not preached
to the poor In pews that rent for $1,550
per annum. Evidently the poor are
not wanted in churches that make no
provision for seating them. Evident
ly there is a serious defect in arrange
ments for public religious services that
take no account of the poor. Evident
ly there are many churches, and by
no means all of them ere in New York
city, in which the gospel is not only
rated above the reach of the poor, but
quite too high to be attained by the
middle classes or even by the well-to-do
is, in fact, available to none who
Is not in affluent circumstances. The
remedy is free seats In all houses of
worship. Like most other reforms,
this moves slowly, but it Is' really mov
ing, and is bound to "win out" "For
ever the right comes uppermost"
If s such a beautiful old world. If s
a shame not to enjoy it more. If s an
artistic old world, too, but do we atop
to realise the harmony with which
Nature blonds all her effects? When
a woman gets a new hat, or a gowu,
he gives xip her whole soul to a
wrestle with the problem as to how to
make the colors harmonise. Nature
takes any old colon,' orange, purple,
green, pink, blue, runs them together,
and you can't pick out an inharmonnl
ous square Inch. What would on
woman think of another whom she
saw trying to wear a combination of
brown, red, purple, yellow and sky
bluet Horrible? Hut look at the frost-
touched forest against the sky on a
bright autumn day. Same combina
tion, only more so, and yet you hold
your breath in rapture. Curious, isnt
it?
Mrs. Charlotte Perkins Qltman Is
again on the warpath. She is deter
mined, if possible, to realise the -old
Platonic form of socialism to get the
women and children out of the home.
In her opinion there Is no place so bad
as home, be It ever so humble or ever
so pretentious. Mrs. Oilman both pit
ies and blames women who work at
home. She pities them because they
are forced to do fifty kinds of work at
home, whereas if they worked iu some
shop or factory they would simply
have one thing to do from morning till
night She blames them that they do
not get out of the home, better their
condition and do the one thing they
like to do best or for which they can
get the most money. If this brilliant
woman would know Just how much
women prefer to work at home Instead
of acting as employes outside let her
follow the returns from an advertise
ment in a dally newspaper offering
women remunerative work that can be
done in their hocne. She would find a
hundred women to one in favor of
this kind of employment. Mrs. G li
ma u would have no cooking done In
side the four walls of the home. Per
haps she is not fastidious. Perhaps
she has not lived at restaurants or fed
from bakesbops for any length of time.
Those who have are truly grateful for
the simplest home cooking and prefer
It to the "sloppy, greasy, til-smelling
business" which Mrs. Oilman finds in
the home, but which others find in the
food factories which Mrs. Oilman ex
tols so highly. Even the baby, accord
ing to the new gospel. Is not to be al
lowed In the home except as an occa
sional visitor. He is to take bis plsce
In the throng of babies collected in a
common nursery and controlled by
some one who is not a mother, but
who has a diploma certifying pedago
gic proficiency. After Mrs. Oilman has
expelled the mother, the baby, the
kitchen, the larder and the family
hearth from the home there seems lit
tle left of It to "come home" to except
a place to sleep. What Is all the toil
for? What are the babies for, except
to build up a borne and family life that
is worth having? The whole instinct
of womanhood rebels against Mrs. Gil-
man's proposition. Nature takes care
of some things and she looks out re
ligiously for the home. There are
cases of abnormality and monstrosity,
but these are the exception and not
the rule. Plato propounded bis doc
trine of free love and community life
twenty-five centuries ago, but the fam
ily still exists and the baby is cared
for by bis mother.
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GET AN ACRE AND LIVE ON IT.
BY err It Hill.
Get an acre and live on It I wish 1 could burn
that thought into the heart of every working
man in America. In the West I would saj, get
an Irrigated acre. If every man who now works
elrht hours a day In a factory could work four
hours a day In a factory and four hours a day on
his own acre of land he would double his In
come and he would Insure himself, his wife, and
his children against want when the day's wage
woum siop. But we must have a different system of na
tional education from the present one, which trains our
children away from the land. This Idea U gaining ground.
We have manual training and domestic science taught In
some of our schools. That is retting back to the true sys
tem of education, where, Instead of the old folks remain
ing at borne to die alone while the boys go to the cities
with the idea of becoming millionaires, but to end as counter-jumpers
and clerks, the making and keeping of a borne
la taught Every child should be made a gardener and a
horticulturist The winter term should be devoted half to
books and half to work ou the benches, and a summer turtu
should be devoted to agriculture. The boys would learn to
build a home and the girls to care for them as wives and
mothers. We are gradually getting away from the heresy
that money la all in this life and that man must raise
something, sell It and buy something back again before he
gets what he wants.
The evil of our life Is not that the rich are getting
richer or the poor are getting poorer, but It Is the lack of
cultivation of the soil. No roan can oppress a sturdy race
of farmers that own awl till the land. The land Is the
greatest resource of a nation. Our public lands should be
securely held for the real notuemaker. There are men
who have acquired, as was never intended by Congress,
great tracts of thousands of acres of land without settle
ment sod without the building of a single home. These
laws are still upon the statute books. .Moreover the great
IU stock Interests snd ths spec"'"'" ara intent upon
keeping them there and even upon attempting to secure
new land speculative legislation.
flRST UARN YOUR CUSTOMERS' WANTS.
The highest class salesman never appears to
work hard to make a sale. Usually be la not n
great talker. It is the clerks In cheap stores who
talk hard and fast; they bustle and sweat and
appear to try to comer their customers and to
browbeat them Into buying. The first class tales
man Is cool snd easy in mauner because he has
studied his art The great talker may be a good
uiMiimn. but he chooses the bsrdest road. The
sin isMiiiis it whn wants to nass everybody must have, tlther
consciously or unconsciously, a definite method of pro
cedure. Before trying to soil anything find out what the person
can buy. When a man has told you Just what be wants he
has committed himself and he has given you a distinct ad
vantage. In business it Is the effort of each man to make
the other man "come to him." and as soon ss your pros
pective customer has told you what he wants material,
style, price, etc. he has "come to you;" all you have to do
Is to fill the order. If you csn do that there Is a strong
presumption In favor of a sale without much further effort
on your part
It is of course sbsolutely Impossible to make a sale for
very Inquiry, but what an Immense satisfaction It Is to
know accurately as you can know u you roirow wis
PASSING OF THE COWBOY.
He Has Done Much for the Western
Country, but Hia Day Haa Gone.
The passing of the cowboy from the
Western ranges is an Inevitable part
of our national development With
the restriction of pasture and the in
troduction of fences the necessity for
guardians of our grazing lands Is fast
disappearing, and the erstwhile fan
tastic figure of the cowboy immortal
ized in art and literature must go for
ever. Those pioneers who have lived In
the West for many years have vivid
recollections of the cowboy in his pris
tine glory. He was a picturesque per
sonage, a terror of the frontier, and at
the same time a paragon of bravery
and gallantry. Humanity has never
had a more striking or higher expo
nent of knight errantry than is repre
sented In those men who rode the
ranges and guarded the herds. In the
storm which Incited stampede; In the
silent night beneath the stars, and dur
ing the burning heat of day, the men
who set in their saddles for many
hours and faithfully kept their lonely
vigil were heroes who may well be
immortalized in verse and story.
The great West especially that por
tion which Is given over to the cattle
raising Industry, owes Its development
largely to the cowboy. As a specta
cular and at the same time faithful
and necessary adjunct of live-stock
production, this type of man stands
out in scenic interest One cannot Con
template the old-time cattle business
without including in the retrospection
the "cow puncher" now fast disap
pearing. The civilizing tendencies of
tranquillity and progress have rung
down the curtain upon the dauntless
men who for half a century earned
sustenance upon the range and lived
under the patronage of the ranchmen.
The wreck of storm, the fever of heat
and the romantic associations of the
employment have cast the cowboy la
heroic mold. Kansas City Journal
method just when the failure to make a sale waa not ,vnr
own fault a ltd Just when it resulted from your own care
IcManea. Your confidence and rvnequently your effective
ness constantly Increase as you reduce your work to a
systematic procedure, You always "know where you are.
at" you cau note your own progress, eud there la with
such a method far leas cause for possible discouragement
There Is nothing so helpful as knowing the cause of each
failure you make; for If you know your weak point you
can guard against it next time. This csutlous method of
always finding out what a prospective customer wants be
fore taking your good to htm Is the ouly way to become
a really high-class salesman,
TKC MYSItRKXIS WAYS Of FASHION.
By ttrll t fs ersefesvwaM,
In literature and In politics Fashion has few
Ideas,' but she dictates opinions. Often It la wise
to listen to her lavish advice in order not to be
come the object of ridicule. Hldlcule la Fash
ion's weapon, which she piles without mercy
when she chooses to take revenge.
Sometimes artless person, noticing that Fash
Ion rarely admires the same thing two days In
succession, are led Into trying to anticipate her.
Uut, etas, what an error! Tuty will soon lesru that what
she chooses to like at any particular Uuie they also must
like. Fashion has numerous whims, to which she attaches
a canoullke Importance. She takes tea while playing bridge
and drinks beer when engaging lu a game of maiillt. Kite
does not tolerate all diseases. It la all right to suffer from
appendicitis, though she Is particularly partial to neuras
thenia. To cure her three or four doctors, her friends, are
necessary. Of course, we must pardon this weakneas, fur
she has confidence only In them.
Fashion haa her like ami dUltkes. She has no uo for
the poor. She affects -to pity them, but defend herself
against their cries. All her sympathies are with the rich,
although she counsels them not to speak of money. When
ths poor man dines ai i uiul ot th ri.fc. . l"s:L!uu
teaches him to pay good breeding graceful compliment.
He must not bewail his condition then. At the end of th
repast however, after having shown that he Is free from
Joalouty, It Is quite proper If he leans over to his neighbor
and whispers; "lo you believe all this luxury produces
happiness?"
We might ask with some concern how she will manage
to pass the time when the automobile wilt bar seen Its
day. What form of excitement will take It place? Maybe
she will turn to some of her old tricks. When races snd
bookmakers shall have lost their charm perhaps she will
revive some of the diversions of ancient times.
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MANY WOMEN TALK TOO MICH.
Some women are born gabblers, but more are
made so by the mistaken Idea that men hnve to
be "entertained" and that the way to entertain
them la by s constant volley of rapid-fire conver
sation, it la safe to say that In ninety-nine out
of 100 couples one meets casually the girl Is do
ing the talking; posaibly she Is succeeding In
being "entertaining." but that I by no means so
certain as if the man were doing the talking.
Men like to talk. There Is hardly sny man who cannot
talk well on some one subject And there sre some women
who possess a genius for discovering what that one subject
Is. The silent woman will always be preferred br man to
the gabbling woman.
CUTTING UP THE RANGES.
Vast Tract of Land ta ths Bonthwest
Bains Given Up to Farming.
Conditions hi the great ranch coun
try of the Southwest were never in
better shspe for the homeseeker and
Investor, says 8. A. Hughes, general
immigration agent of the 'Frisco Sys
tem, who has Just returned from an
extensive trip through Texas. The
cattle ranches are being generally cut
up and sold out in small tracts to
farmers from the East and the North.
One railroad system has been carry
ing about 2,000 homeseeker Into the
cheap land districts along its line each
month for the last two years, and the
other southwestern roads have been
doing nearly as large a business. Con
sequently It Is safe to aay that Okla
homa, Texas, Indian Territory and Ar
kansas have Increased at the rate of
10,000 settlers a month. The Invasion
of the ranch lands has come from
Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio, Nebraska, Illi
nois, Indiana and Kentucky.
In recent years the cattlemen hae
been feeding their cattle in pens and
fattening them on crops grown by
farmers. Hence It is no longer neces
sary to devote the grass products of
twenty acres of land to fattening one
steer. Cattlemen have no further use
for the land, and are selling it ut
prices of from $3 to $15 an acre.
The northern and eastern farmers
who have bought this ranch land and
begun to cultivate the soil have all
made money. One man near Corpus
Chris ti bought a tract of ranch land
at $15 an acre and put It out In Ber
muda onions. Two years later be sold
$11,000 worth of onions from eighteen
acres.
In Greer County, Oklahoma, land
sold at $5 an acre two years ago, but
prices have Jumped to $15 and $25 an
acre. Farmers are raising a bale of
cotton or thirty-five bushels of wheat
to the acre In that region. One of the
richest parts of Oklahoma, just now
being made a central point for home
seekers, is Woods County, In the Eagle
Chief Valley. Only a few years ago
this valley was a vast cattle range,
but it Is now a thickly settled and
prosperous farm community. New
York Sua.
WAR WITHOUT THE GLORY.
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The spirited sketch above Is reproduced from the London Graphic, which
has an artist at Port Arthur. The incident depicted is an assault on one of
the central forts of Port Arthur. The slopes in front of the Itusaian forta
were thickly strewn with the bodies of the Japanese, who pressed for
ward In the face of almost certain death. The signature of the Japanese
censor, who passed upon the drawing, Is on the lower left-hand corner.
An Off Year.
There are people in England, as else
where, who do not believe that the
civilian is greatly benefited mentally,
physically or morally by a few weeks'
service in the militia; but surely as
long as such stories as the one below
can be told of any man, his military
training is not an unmixed evil.
An officer in charge of the bath
parade at a garrison sear the sea,
where the amateur soldiers were main
ly from the inland and mining counties
of England, reports that the first day,
aa he was watching the men getting
ready for their dip, he noticed one who
looked very dark. A comrade noticed
him also, and said, "Jack, you're pent
ty dirty!"
"Yes," said Jack, simply, "I wai not
out for last year's training."
Arraigned In Advaaoaw
"Now, dear," said Mr. Polkley, who
bad just been accepted, "when shall I
speak to your father r
"You needn't bother," repKed the
dear girt "Pa said he'd apeak to you
to-morrow If you didn't apemk to ma
I to-night" Philadelphia Ledger.

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