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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 19, 1907. LIFE ISJUCIIOOL. Tears at College Only a Stage in Journey. So Says William Allen "White to Oberlin Graduates. TEIU1 IS MISLEADING. "Commencement" Only Marks a Stage Along the Road. His Theme Is: "Some Essentials of an Education." Oberlin, O.. June 19. William Al len Wl.lte. the Kansas editor and au thor, delivered an address at the com mencement exercises here today on "Some Essentials of an Education." He spoke as follows: In the desert to the west of us,, the traveler often finds by the wayside, lUUe heaps of stone And If he watch es long enough, he will see a passing Indian add another stone to one of these mounds. If he is an old Indian, unspoiled by the schools, the traveler may know that the Indian is a pious man, and as he lays his pebble upon the heap hi Is thanking God reverent ly that he has come that far, and praying that he may go. further. Thus trails are marked in the wilder ness, and thus they are made in our brighter lives by our pauses and our prayers, as we cast our common gray experiences upon the pile beside the way. And this occasion, and the thousands tike it all over the world at the close of spring, when childhood formally is entering youth, should be marked by a pause and a pious pray er a pause to look back, and thank God that we have come this far, and a prayer to Him that we may go wisely farther. For it is all one Journey this life of ours and commencement Is a misleading term. School is but a part of life, a preparation for the next stage of the journey, and life Is but a school for some larger existence whose way Is hidden by the mists. And as this preparation which we call education obviously means so much to the whole of the soul's life, surely It is not out of place, here and now, at one of these early altars on the trail, to halt a moment and inquire what education means; what it has done, to fit us for the life that now is, and how it has girded us up for the ever lasting journey. Higher Education. For In this year, more than any oth er that has passed under the sun, higher education is an important part of life: and you who are going out in to "the old trail, the long trail, the broad trail that is always new" are passing more directly than your pre decessors Into a mighty conflict. The century last past, has w-ltnessed the material conquest of more of this earth, than any other century ever witnessed. Man is coming into the new century staggering under an armful of mater ial things; steam and electricity have been harnessed to the pulleys of civil zation. and have been made to do the world's roush work. It shall be the problem of educated men in this cen tury to spiritualize these material things that they may work for all and not for a few. Until the mater ial discoveries of the last one hundred years have become assimilated into our common life, as for Instance, fire the lever, and the wheel are assimi lated, they still will be material things. And the stir in our world politic, that is felt in every American town and county, the earnest striving among educated men and women for distributive justice, is an instinctive attempt to spiritualize the gross heri tage of the nineteenth century. The new reformation is world wide; it is a quickening of conscience, a war against greed and for the legalization and establishment of kindness in the earth the kindness that makes for happiness. And chiefly as education concerns this new reformation, as young men and women who come from our schools and colleges are equipped to join the fight for the spiritualization of our material world, does education concern us today. For the education that neglects to ground the soul in the great first law of our human relations, the law that kind ness makes for happiness, is worse than ignorance. And we have noth ing to do with the education that merely sharpens the teeth and claws. Defines Education. Speaking broadly, we may say that education is the influence of environ ment developing consciousness. "A chlla went forth every day. And the first object he looked upon that object he became. And the object became part of him for the day or a certain part of the day, Or for many years or stretching cycles of years." And so we civilized men place our children in the environment of books the abridged experiences of the best and wisest of humanity, in the belief that in such an environment the children may bsorb in months what the race has been storing up for many generations. Casemninded by laadlng phyjlcltns end chemists DAUiriG has obtained the confidence i T Knmntiu w4fh th Pnr 2. It is the onlv hich-crade 3. It is not made by a Baking L Food prepared with it is free It is the strongest uasiug rowaer on we mm ci. SltOOO.OO given for any substance Injurious to health found In Cmlnmet is so carefully and scientifically prepared that the neutralization of the Ingredients is absolutely perfect. Therefore, 'm. Inmct Imvm Bat Rochelle Salts or . Ahum in the food. It is chemically orrecc. AD Grocers are Authorized to Guarantee this. Calumet Baking Powder costs little. Cost a littlo more than the cheap, lnjuriou Dowders now on toe market. Dot aring over the trust l Try Calumet The result is that we have lnLour great schools and universities a rising tide of facts facts arranged in systems that we call . knowledge. But ' knowledge piled on knowledge does not make wisdom, and without wisdom that mysterious dlgestant spirit that transforms the food of learning into the life blood of happi ness without wisdom what are all our books, all our appliances, all our re searches, all our degrees and sheepskins but marks and signatures of inorganic facts. And I. wish to say again by way of emphasis that education, whatever it la or has been, should be the influence on consciousness that makes for happi ness. And as it may be proved easily enough that a man. is happy only when he is most useful, education is still edu cation, whether it comes from the shop or the school, from books or from the rougher contact with life. Now, useful ness is not always found in setting bricks in mortar to make cities, nor in stringing iron and wood across the land to make railroads, nor in spoiling good white paper to make books, magazines and newspapers, nor in cording up the atmosphere with the wise saws of a statesman. Usefulness is found only where there Is duty, and when duty beckons the mason from his trowel, the railroad man from his track, the editor from his presses, the statesman from his party; if he follows he is happy, if he stays he is miserably useless, even though the bricks mount to high heaven, the railroads run to the foot of the rain bow, though the white papers spread their leprosy over all the social body, and the party carries every precinct. The Educated Fool. The educated fool about whom we hear so much, is the man who, having ears, hears not the plain call of duty. Therefore, if your books and these teachers and these your friends, and this great prairie, and these skies, and this civilization of which you are a part, have not taught you something about duty, something about your relation to the world outside of you, you too will be children of folly. Duty comes in a thousand ways every day; sometimes it comes disguised as hardship and as shame and sorrow, when you and duty are strangers. Tet when you get on mere bowing terms with duty, you will know that it has but three forms. And of those forms I wish to speak to you briefly this morning. Your first duty la to your God. For the fear of the Lord Is the beginning of wisdom. Tour sec ond duty Is to your neighbor; for the second commandment is like unto the first; and your last duty Is to yourself. When one duty is well done, you will find, by the mysterious equation that run through this life of ours that strangely and unknown to you, you have solved the other two problems and have , done three duties by doing one. Cats and Scientists. One of the essentials of education should be the acceptance by the educa ted person of the fact that God is. Young scientists often are inclined to quibble and sniff, but scholarship should so broaden and cultivate men that they may take every fact that scientists contribute to human know ledge, and put it down as a prop and sustenance to a simple creed. Occa sionally a scientist comes out of ob scurity with the discovery, of one of God s laws, preening with pride, tike a cat with a kitten In her mouth, though kittens and God's laws are no new things. Indeed, the cat on the whole seems to have more sense than the scientist. As nearly as one can make out, slie does not regard her kitten as proof of the automatic mechanical authorship and control of the universe. But sometimes when science discovers a little of facts In its nest, science be gins to wind up the universe like a clock, banish God from destiny, and kto worship the wriggling, nan Diina stupid facts in the basket. Think how the first scientist must have scorned God when he found that fire was not of divine origin; that It might be made bv rubbing sticks together. Yet God still lives in the hearts of men; even though fire is kindled, the globe en circled, gravitation is defined, and the liehtnlng chained. r irty years ago. science studying the microscopic crys tals found in atmospheric dust, discov ered that the molecular action of those rrvstals is in many ways similar to the germ life of the microbe. ' And to day science is making some most In teresting, most useful and most mar velous discoveries in that neutral strip of life, between the animal and the vegetable kingdoms. It is possible, though hardly probable, that science In your day. If not in mine, will dis cover the chemical combinations and constituents of life, and produce low forms of organic life at will, as low crystalline foims are made today. More than that, it Is not impossible that sci ence, having put together a moneron may coax it by evolution . from the realm of the protista Into the animal kingdom; and having made a mollusk, it is simple enough to make a monkey and perhaps a man. But what of it? What if science does send an. electric thrill through sea water and start the molecular action that ends in a soul? What does that prove? Only that an Almighty God has found man worthy to know another of his divine secrets. He told more to Moses on Sinai and almost as much to the race that wrote the book of Genesis. And the fact that the story of Genesis and the story of science tally, proves that they came from one source. Science and IJfe.( Let science generate life, and go away and leave it; will the moneron become a mollusk alone? Will the mollusk evolve itself into a crustacean without human aid? Will the back bone harden in any supine creature and let it lift up its head from the earth unless man directs it? Wrlll moth er love come Into the heart of any creature bred from the laboratory of FIVE REASONS WHY POWDER of the public. Vnna Laws of all states. Powder sold at a moderate price.1 Powder Trust. from Rochelle Salts or Alain. Calumet itvm s powders. I . . i - 1 sb-J 'iiBRtlr ST .ninMiiiiiBllltalBm- lwcrrtT, gKjS science unless man directs the breed ing? Man may breed these things, but only because man is made in the image of God the same God who, during the limitless ages by the laws which we are discovering, has kept the laboratory of this earth at the right temperature, has purified its atmos phere, has driven the winds, has guid ed the sun, has parted the land from the waters, and has directed the course of growth, drawing it with in exorable divine gravity from the first living thrill in the waters of the prime val sea up to the soul of man. And more much more wonderful than that, this same divine force has guided the destiny of man upward through the ages with unfaltering steps, with unwavering progress, revealing to man betimes all the truth that his,, , soul could take; even when the miserable blind agents of the revelation scorned the God that gave them the light they boasted of; even when God's own chil dren crucified Him whtf was not scorn ful, martyred those who were not proud. This great power, this living God is directing the world today, is moving through life, even the lowest life, and equally surely he is moving through the highest life, as he moved in the beginning. And if education does not teach us to take account of God in our daily lives, practical ac count, as of anything known of the senses, that education has failed of its first great purpose. The man or wo man who mocks God is a fool, though he know all the books and all the les sons ever learned of books in all the schools of the earth. There is a moral government of this universe, whose laws are immutable, whose punish ments are Just. And the man and the nation that would cheat God by say ing Lord, Lord on one day and forget ting His covenants on other days are doomed, even though they build tem ples to learning, and erect altars to science in every city. Education should teach this, and if it does not, throw books out of the window and go find God In the street. Tile God of the Street. And the God that you find In the street will show himself in the spirit of humanity. If your books have taught you something of the Divine Immanence, something of the theory of God, they have only fitted you to begin the laboratory work with men. And it Is another essential of an educa tion to know that in doing your duty to men, you should always find that duty by the Golden Rule by the spiritual law that kindness makes for happiness. For by obedience to that law, all that Is good and worthy in our civilization, or in any civilization, has been built. "Cast thy bread upon the waters and it shall return after many days," is merely a simple statement of the third law of spiritual motion that to every action there is always an equal and contrary reaction. Newton's third law of motion must be the basis of our faith in physics, and it should be the foundation of our faith In things spiritual. Your histories will teach you that for thousands of years men have moved in swarms, as gnats move or as birds move in flocks, or cattle in herds. Your scientific books, if they can not show you why, should burn an inter rogation into your soul that will not heal until you have done your best to answer why. The statesman will tell you that we have organized to "insure domestic tranquillity, establish justice, provide for the common defense, pro mote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty." But If this Is an automatic universe in which the strongest are fittest, why should those things interest us? Why "insure do mestic tranquillity?" Is there not plun der for the man of war? Why "estab lish justice" if might makes right? Why "provide for the common de fense," if the battle is to the strong? What has the promotion of "the gen eral welfare" to do with the laws of nature? or the "blessings of liberty" why should they be secured in the face of the survival of the fittest? Yet in RDlte of the precepts of science, de fining the law of tooth and claw, men herd in towns, in cities, in states, in nations and in races. The Centrlpital Force. There is a centrlpital force drawing men together, and Babel can not scatter them. The instinct that unites men is as strong and as real as the force of gravitation. It Is as demon strable as electricity. It is bred In our bones, and fused Into our blood as vi tally as the law of self-preservation. It is the force that drew the animals up to the plane of manhood, and is drawing men up to the plane of God- hood. It is no mere copy-book phrase. this law that kindness makes for hap piness; It Is as material as any of the great forces that have moved this uni verse. Paul stated the law of kind ness' conversely when he said: "Greed Is the root of all evil." We "Insure domestic tranquillity," we "establish justice," we "provide for the common defense," we "promote the general welfare," and "we secure the blessings of liberty," merely by instinctive obedience to the law of kindness that we may throttle greed, and by throt tling greed make it possible for men to be kind without paying tribute to the greedy. Civilization the gnat- swarm of men that drifts over thi earth, is merely the attempt to curb the lustful, unsocial members of the swarm, and make it possible for men to be kind, and being kind be happy without too great a sacrifice to tem poral substance. When the rogue s eye ana tne greedy gut," said Martin Luther four hundred years ago. "mark that any one must have their ware, or that the buyer is poor and needs it they look not at the worth of their ware, nor at the value of their service, but simply at the need and want of their neighbor, and they put up their ware, which they would leave at a low price were it not for the necessity of their neighbor. And so through their greed, the neighbor's need ' becomes the mark and price of the ware. Tell me is not that unchristian and In human action? Is not the poor man's need sold to him together with the ware? It is the same as though he had to buy his own need." Tlie Problem of the Age. How old the problem is, and yet how modern. "Rates," said a railroad pres ident the other day, "are not based upon the cost of service, but upon the value of the service. They are all the traffic will bear." And that of course in usury bartering In a neighbor's need. Where upon in all sincerity, this man probably turned and gave away his usury as alms, "and prayed: "Thy king dom come, thy will be done." And our problem the modern problem, the problem of the ages, has been and will be for many generations, not to stone the man of this type to death with sneers, but so to quicken his heart, at our great state and church schools, that his quickening wits, will' be direct ed by a heart that knows God's sim ple law of kindness. It Is easy to call men hypocrites; but it is hard to broaden their moral vision, and It Is difficult to deepen their moral en thusiasm, so that what we call hypo crisy w-ill be Impossible. If our free schools and our colleges and universi ties do not teach men the economic value of kindness, then these Institu tions merely turn upon society each year, a horde of armed vandals, to work for the destruction of society. Western civilization is in Just as much I danger today from the vandals in high hats, as it is from the Huns in red shirts. For the vandals and the Huns aie equally ignorant of God's basic law of kindness. And their presence in the world makes men who would be happy by being kind and generous and help ful, in the routine of ordinary business, like men who roam unarmed in a sav age wood, and pay with their lives the price of their broad humanity. The school that does not teach its students the duty of man to man, that does not implant deeply in Its graduates a working wisdom in the fundamental human law of kindness, instead of be ing a blessing, that school is a curse upon any people. . - World Full of Slaves. And finally to do his duty well to God and man. it is essential that the student be taught his duty to himself. The education that does not teach self reliance, that makes men flabby under the delusion that they are kind, the education that makes a man's visions of righteousness mere flushes of moral ity is only modified ignorance. For until a man passes his education on. until he gives back to the state in ser vice what it gave him in schooling, his right to citizenship is based on mere law and is not a part of his be ing. Only the man is free who has fought himself free. The world is full of slaves slaves to custom, to tradi tion, to the things that are, to party, to church, to outworn ideas cowards who know that the truth shall make them free, but who fear to make the truth their truth by declaring for it simply and without bluster or without shame. "Trust in thyself, says Emer son, "every heart vibrates to that iron string." And therefore, he who se renely with what weapons God has armed him, enlists in the fight to make his private opinion public opinion, thereby returning to society his patri mony he is the educated gentleman. For he has won his education, not sponged it. Moreover, if he got his education from a machine in a shop or from a shovel in the street, or from horses in the field, that man who fol lows the instinct divinely planted in his soul, follows it through the paper walls of convention and usage to the right as he sees it. still has he more culture, more of heaven's own refine ment than if he has a yard of scholastic letters tacked after his name. For if there is anything in the Brotherhcod of Man, the Fatherhood of God is needed to prove the brotherhood. And if there be a human kinship, there is implied some hereditary spark call it conscience, instinct, revelation, racial vision, or what you will which im plies a broad democracy, wherein at some small point men are equals. Education, if it be worthy of the name, should be the bellows that makes the divine spark within each soul glow into a torch, to light his fellows. But too often our schools and colleges turn out nothing more considerable than good citizens. Your good citizens obeys the laws, conforms to the amenities, wor ships whatever gods there be, and lets it go at that. He does not get under the load of the world and ITft. He is a dummy director who fails to realize that he is a partner in the injustices of this life. He does not see that until he turns out to the caucuses and pri maries, and conventions and mass meetings and makes tiis protest felt, the thieves that inhabit the Jericho road will keep right on assailing the weak, robbing the poor, and threaten ing the welfare of society. If he has a light it is not only hidden under a bushel, but the bushel is nailed down and cleated to the floor. - One of the curses of this country is the large class of socalled educated "good citizens" who, because they have been learning and wear-well-fitting clothes, are looked up to as leaders. Better is a government' of stable boys following sincerely and reariessiy me ngui uuu rivoa them thana - council of "good oitiTonshin adoring yesterday, and nfroH nf nothing so much as the dawn of tomorrow. Self Reliance and Tlirift. it fliitv to the great force outside our selves that we have learned to call God i. TOWirnre. and, if duty to our neign bor is kindness, duty to ourselves is Felf-reliance self-reliance and thrift. Now, there is a thrift of money, a thrift of talent, a thrift of character. Ana every human being has a right moral ., well as lezal to express himself dif fering from all other creatures on this planet, in the terms of thrift that best suit his soul. And that right has but one restriction: He must express him self honestlv. And honesty must mean. not mere legal honesty.but mortal hon esty. And moral honesty win Keep mm within the Golden Rule; will keep him fmm crowing at the expense or otners; will prevent him from getting behind the "laws of trade," as the tiger hides behind the jungle law; but will never theless give him freedom to develop, to expand his soul, and to come to nis run fruitage. There is a cult in our western civilization found in the politice of ev ery state and government which would make men equal by arrested develop ment. Because many men grow rich dishonestly, certain doctrlnaries of social science would say that all must fare alike. Because genius orten is seinsn and blind, these doctors would strangle talent. And because strength of char acter sometimes makes men oppressors of their fellows, these social theorists would make all men modiocre. There Is no other fallacy in the world today so vicious, because to. the weak it seems so plausible as the notion that the King dom of Heaven may be ordained on this earth by putting all men through common state regulated mold, paring off the overlapping of the great, and puff ing the small up to the standard size by law. If a man has a taste ior Dusiness, he should be allowed to trade to his heart's content, providing that he trade honestly keeping water out of his stocks, and usury out of his transac tions. Let Men Specialize. The growth of this world requires commerce as much as it requires re ligion. But It should be honest com merce and it should be honest religion. If a man desires to be an inventor, or painter, a scientist or a tight-rope walker It Is his concern. He should be allowed to specialize. If a man de sires to let his soul grow, and go into the world telling of the joy of It that should be his privilege. 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The only restriction which the state should put on that capital, should be that it may not be used to oppress the society that allowed the accumulation of capital. There must always be the man with ten talents, and the man with one talent. And the business of the state should be to so adjust the relations between then that the man with the ten talents shall not deal unfairly with the man with one. But to wipe out the distinctions between the two by making each a man of five talents that is folly, and the right sort of education should keep men from such folly. There should be peace on earth, and there must be good will among men. But men must grow spiritually before that order may be established; law may not establish It. The socialist has the cart before the horse. We must grow in fairness to one another, must grow in kindness to one another, must grow to respect one another s rights the rich to re spect the rights of the poor, and equal ly the poor to respect the rights of the rich before the spirit of the Golden Rule may be put upon the statute books. For laws are only the expres sion of popular belief. At this mo ment perhaps our laws are a little be hind our spiritual advancement. The movement all over the world to curb the power of greed, indicates that the people are crystallizing their creed in to law. But that law must leave the Individual elbow room. That law must control commerce, not abolish it. That law must mark, to a degree, the dead line between thrift and greed, but must not hamper thrift. The Problem of the Talents. That law will make the man with ten talents respect the rights of the man with one, and with five, and the rights of many of his neighbors with ten. But it will not rob any man of any real talent. This new movement in world politics, in Russia, in all of Europe, In America, looking toward a more equitable adjustment between the rewards of labor, and the profits of capital will not help the idle man one bit, nor take one honest penny from the richest man on earth. But It will fetter greed, and make a day's work worth more to the worker in every na tion In Christendom. Therefore It Is essential that education teach you thrift; for so long as thrift is honest, nothing will come to harm it. And so if this education has taught a man to nonor ms uoa, to love his neighbor, and to rely on himself. In do ing so, he will find how poor and weak a creature ne is. .bor ne will fail so many times; and failing will learn char ity, the sweetest essence of all the phil osophy of this life. And charity will make him cneerlul, ana hopeful and keep him brave In the midst of alarms. The educated man who has In his soul this serenity of culture cannot be ov ercome with any earthly calamity. Al ways he knows that he is a sinew of the everlasting arms, that some pur pose Is behind his trouble, some good must come out of his evil, some real advance must be planned in the seem ing retreat. Always, even amid the wreckage and debris of defeat, and shame and humiliation, he may lift his voice and say from a heart filled with the calm of a great faith: The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He maketh me to He down in green pastures. He leadeth me beside i the still waters; he restoreth my soul. He guideth me in the paths of right eousness for his name's sake. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever." Pleads Guilty to Murder. Coffeyville. Kan., June 19. In the federal court here. Pleas Childers pleaded guilty to the murder of his step-daughter. Miss Lna Atwooa, and was sentenced to life imprison ment. His step-daughter was a beau tiful girl, 20 years old, and was engag ed to teach in the high school in Can ey when she was killed. No motive for Childers' crime has ever been learned. y Furnisliings Department for Tomorrow: A Few Suggestions For Wedding Presents Ceramics French, German, Italian, . Bavarian. Holland, Aus trian, English and Japanese Art Ware. Table after table overflowing w i t h dainty, delicate pottery of every kind. CUT GLASS RUSSIAN BRASS TEPLITZ WARE Silver ''vVare .Every piece of it is gen uine Rogers Bros. 1847 A-l. Spoons. Knives and Forks, Sugar Shells, Butler Knives. Cream Ladles, Cold Meat Forks, Jelly Spoons, Soup Ladles, Berry Spoons, etc. All are of the very latest patterns and designs. Hand Painted China Bronzes Gas Portables Nictle Plated Ware Don't forget tbat any piece of Rochester Nickle Plated Ware will make a most ac ceptable wedding present. Chafing Dishes, Cake Trays. Baking Dishes, Tea Trays, silver lined Tea and Coffee Pots, Coffee Percolators, etc. Mr. E. S. Clarke left last night for Sallna to be gone four or five days on business. The street commission was out in the southwest part of town yesterday doing some much needed cleaning. The advance advertising car of the John Robinson circus which will show here July 1 was In Topeka yesterday. Marshall's band will go to Holton on the Fourth of July and furnish the music for the celebration of the day at that town. The rain of last night gave the streets and sidewalks a much needed washing and the town looks spick and span today. Mr. J. C. Holland returned yesterday from Ohio where he had been for two weeks on account of the sicknes of his grandfather. Mr. L, J. Graham, supreme, court re porter, went to Leavenworth and Kan sas City yesterday on business. He returned last night. Councilman Holltday wants Swygart avenue, between Fourth and Fifth streets, opened and has prepared a res olution to this effect. The last of the homegrown strawber ries are now on the market. Hereafter episures will have to content themselves with the imported fruit. White Sox vs. Wichita at Novelty theater, 3:30 p. m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 3 p. m. Sunday. Every play by wire. Admission ten cents. The city council will meet Thursday evening to award the contracts for the paving. John Rodgerp, city engineer, believes that there will be some active bidding. The commencement exercises of the parochial school of the Church of the Assumption will take place tonight at the Grand opera house. There are sixteen graduates. Frank Dixon, of Holton, shipped a carload of strawberries to Topeka Tues day, probably the only carload of Kan sas strawbeiries to be sent as one ship ment this season. William E. Hogbin and Frances Lena McClure, both of Topeka, were grant ed a marriage license in Kansas City yesterday. The former giving his age at 32 and the latter at 31. E. R. Simon. Judge of the city court, left today for Excelsior Springs, where he will enjoy a week's vacation. He has designated H. Ward Page to act as city Judge pro tern. The lierht showers which Topeka re ceived last nieht had a very cooling ef fect on the atmosphere and today Is. one of the most pleasant days which Topeka has experienced in some time. Astuteness on the police force Is evi denced by the serving of a warrant for arrest by a policeman on a uness and thereby giving the man who was wanted plenty or time to mane m escape. A laree number of Tonekans are planning to attend the annual picnic, which takes place in Stahl's Grove near I !SNAP SHOTS! Arbuckles' Ariosa Coffee is cleaned, roasted and packaged by machinery without the touch of a hand. A machine,1 constructed in our own shops, packs the coffee, weighs it, wraps .it, and seals the wrapper automatically. It reaches the cup the cleanest! most wholesome and cheapest good coffee ins the world. . AEBTJUKliE BROS., New Tork City. Hi Marquise SAMPLE WAIST Sale This Week ros. 'Xhree Seasonable Items One Each for Lawn Porcn House Prices are considerably less than regular Garden Hose The best is always the cheapest In the long run. Paying not quite twice as much for a hose that will last four times as long is true econ omy. We are referring to our Electric Garden Hose which Is made of the purest rubber and will easily last five or six years. 50 ft. complete with couplings and brass nozzles will only cost you $10; but If you do not care for that much, we will cut any length at, Ofi per foot aiUC ' Porch Curtains Bamboo Porch Curtains, size 8x3. made of the outside bark, plain natural color; complete with rope and pulleys, ready to hang. Each $1.75 Water Coolers One of these water coolers will save enough ice in a week or so to pay for itself. They come in both galvanized and white enameled lin ings, at prices which should be de cided inducements to buy tomor row. For instance, white enamel lined water coolers: I 3 gal. 6 gaL $3.59 $5.23 Galvanized Coolers: Iron Lined Water 8 gaL 4 gaL 6 gal- 8 gal. $1.75 $2.69 f3.59 $3.93 Auburn tomorrow. This is one of the big holiday events of the southern part of the c6unty. Residents in North Topeka in the block bounded by Madison, Monroe, Kious and Saywell streets complain of the condition of the sewer in that block which they claim is clogged up and does . not give service. , A party of college students from Mis souri and Kansas universities passed through Topeka yesterday on their way to the harvest fields. AH the west bound trains are filled with young men who are anxious to try their fortunes in the wheat fields. A number of the fireworks dealers have got firecrackers which exceed the limit provided for in the firecracker' or dinance. The stock was left over from last year and will have to be sold to parties who shoot their fireworks out side of the city's limits. William Henderson, city assessor, has filed with the county clerk a 1 of men residents of Topeka who any between the ages of 18 and 45 yearC and are thereby eligible for military duty in time of war. The names on the list number 5.600, or nearly enough for five full regiments. The White Sox will leave tonight at 11:45 for Wichita. However, the fans will have the opportunity of witness ing the reproduction of the games at the Novelty theater which will take place every afternoon while the team is gone. The show will commence at 3:30. Mr. Warren Gill, whom every Wash burn student has heard of. Is playing ball with Oklahoma this season. Last season he was manager of the Austin Texas team. After this season is over he will enter the dental school at Kan sas City for the purpose of finishing hu professional education. June 29 is the date set for the per manent closing of the Novelty theater, which has enjoyed unusual, but none the less deserved, popularity since It was opened two years ago. The build, lng It occupies will be remade into stores. It is expected that the new Novelty, Eighth avenue and Quincy street, will be ready for opening on September 1. TO HAVE Sl'XDAY BALL. Newton Fans Have More Influence With Council Than Ministers. Newton, Kan., June 19. The agita tion over Sunday baseball in Newton came to a crisis at the last meeting of the city council. The city ministers attended the meeting and the baseball fans were also present In large num bers. An ordinance prohibiting Sunday ball playing was presented by the mln isters, along with a number of petitions for its adoption by the council. The ministers made long talks and so did the councilmen. A vote was flnallv ts ken, two being for the ordinance a(f.$ six against It. The ordinance waa de clared lost and Sunday baseball will proceed without interruption. Vndertakers at Leavenworth. Leavenworth, Kan., June 19. The annual convention of the Kansas Fu neral Directors association convened Tuesday. Undertakers are here from every county in the state.