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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL T.XOlTDA'g EVENING, JANUABY 18, 1909.
T0PES1 STATE JOURML By FRANK P. MAO LEKKAN. Entered July 1. 1873. as second-class matter at the postotfice at Topeka. Kaa, "oow me act or congress.! VOLUME XXXVI No. 15 Official State Paper. Official Paper City of Topeka. TERM3 OP SUBSCRIPTION. Dally edition, delivered by carrier. M cents a week to any part of Topeka, or suburbs, or at tie same price In any Kan sas town where the paper , baa a carrier system. By mall, one year .....3.J By mall, three months . ?? cmurqay edition of dally, one year... x" TELEPHONES. Business Office Bell vn Business Offloe VS. Reporters' Room Bell 677 Reporters" Room i ITank P. MaeLennan Ind. TOO PEBMiNUNT HOME. Topeka State Journal building. 806 and New York Office: Flatiron building, at Twenty-third street, comer Fifth avenue no Broadwny. Paul Block. , Chicago Office: Hartford building. Paul ioek. manager. FTTJTj LEASED WTRK REPORT OP THE ASSOCIATKT PRJSS The State Journal Is a member of the Associated Press snd receives the full day telegraph report of that great news or ganisation lor tne exclusive aneraoun publication In Toneka. The news Is received In The State Jour nal building over wires for this sole pur txw Many of the congresses of the past have been styled as bavins; been of the "do-nothing" variety, but the pres ent short session of the federal legis lature will evidently go down In his tory as the champion In this regard. Members of the Kansas Good Roads association have the right Idea. They want every highway in Kansas to b a good road. It is up to the leg islature to provide an equitable plan Ifor the starting of this good work. 'From the communications which have been received by H. A. Heath, of the local state fair promotion com mittee, It is apparent that the farmers of the state are pretty generally In favor of the creation and establish ment of a state fair. And the far mers of Kansas well, they . are her ' people and the legislature would do well to listen to their demands. If the courts, which will be called upon to review the testimony In the government's suit for the dissolution of the Standard Oil company, the tak ing of the testimony In which has Just been concluded in New Tork, go over all of the evidence In the case care fully It Is likely that the defendant company will have died a natural death of old age long before there is a final determination of this case against it. ' -Some opposition Is developing in congress to the bill which seeks to in crease the salary of the president to $100,000 per annum and also mater ially increase the salaries of the vice president and the speaker of the house of representatives. But just because the members of congress are in a huff at the present incumbent of the White House that is not a good reason why they should take their spite out on the future presidents of the nation. Probably the members of congress will pass the bill authorizing the con struction of a dam across the James river in Missouri for the development of electric power over the veto of President Roosevelt for the no better reason han to show him that they have little regard for his ideas or wishes on any subject. Things were different, though when Mr. Roose velt had four years of service in the l presidential chair ahead of him. I. . The people of the state showed a ! lack of a sense of justice when they s voted down at the last election the I proposition to amend the constitution ' so as to give the legislators more pay than the meager, trivial three dollars I a day which they . now receive. Al I ready have several propositions look 3 Ing to this end been presented to the I legislature and one of them will be ' submitted to the people again at the i next election. They should be glad i , of another and early opportunity to correct the mistake they made at the i : last election. j And still is the good fight for pure food going on in this state. A meas ! ure has been prepared for the con sideration of the legislature which i will make the existing statutes on this Subject much stronger. No piece of legislation will prove more popu lar with the people. The taste of real things in the food line that has been given them by the existing pure food laws have Just nicely whetted their appetites for more of the same sort of legislation. There is no need, how ever, of going to legislative extremes in this matter as in others. The acquittal of Thornton Hains on a first degree murder charge for aid ing and abetting his brother. Captain Hains in killing William E. Annis, was to have been expected. In these days 'of "impulsive insanity," "dementia Americana." and other things, it is well nigh impossible to convict a per son with means at his disposal to em ploy attorneys and alienists, of a cold blooded murder, let alone convicting nr even endeavoring to convict an ac cessory to such a crime. All of which :would rather lead to the conclusion that the big criminal lawyers In the land are getting too smart for the laws. m-. A mere bagatelle, a trifle that's what the famous riding test in the rmy amounts to. It requires that an officer shall ride ninety miles in :hree days. The originator of It, Mr. '.Loosevelt, covered ninety-eight miles ecently on horseback in about seven een hours. He is repoVed to have jeen in the best of condition and spirits on the conclusion of this little rip. This Is the establishment of a , residential precedent that will prob- iblv not be undertaken by any other Lfcief executive of the nation as long as It endures. Great, Indeed, will be the name of Roosevelt in the history of the world, John Gilpin, Paul Re vere and a few others will even have to take back seats in the Ball of eques trian fame. THE GAS STTCATIOX. Sunday's serious break at Ottawa to the gas main leading to Topeka, de priving this city entirely of that sort of fuel. Is a warning in the shape of a grim object lesson that makes it clear that emergency heaters using coal or wood should be provided. The accident that happened Sunday may not occur again In years, or tt may come at any time. Gas Is a cleanly convenient fuel. It is even a luxury which may be used by the poorer people, for It Is econo mical for cooking and heating under ordinary circumstances. Ooal heaters and coal supply may even fail at times and severe weather will test all plants, but on the whole. coal and wood are more dependable in severe weather than the natural gas with the risks of over a hundred miles of transportation through pipes nriifrh mav burst or by means of pumps which may cease, either at the critical hour. TAXING THE BACHELORS. Signals of distress are being flown by the bachelors all over the country and with good reason. There seems to be something of a concerted move ment floating over the land to im pose some sort of an annual tax on them for the privilege of basking in the environments of the single state of blessedness. From the efforts that are being made In various oi tne state legislatures it is reasonable to assume that this proposition of tax ing bachelors Is not being considered in a spirit of fun but in all earnest ness. Wisconsin, which has been In the limelight during late years as me home of much that is new and pro gressive in the way of legislation, Is wen to the front, as might be ex pected, with a unique plan. A bill has been introduced in the legislature of that state which not only provides for the levying of an annual tax on bach elors of thirty years or more but also provides for the organization of a state bureau which will devote its energies to finding wives for bachelors who are sincere in their desires to avoid the tax. This may be looked upon as paternal legislation of the first water. It also tinges on legisla tion of the freak variety. A bill has been introduced in the Iowa legislature levying an annual tax of $25 upon all single men past the age of thirty and the money to be derived from it will go to a sep arate county fund to be disbursed to needy, spinsters and widows. In the Texas legislature a measure has been presented fixing a tax of $10 per an num on bachelors twenty-five to thirty years old. Bachelors thirty to forty years old must pay $25 annually and those from forty to seventy years old $10 a year. All bachelors of seventy years and over are exempt. This is a thoughtful provision for a man who reaches the age of seventy without having been ensnared by a woman is certainly entitled to exemption from a tax of this sort. There are some who will probably think that such a man is entitled to a reward of some character, possibly a pension. Of course it wouldn't be doing things the Texas way if the plan did not have some drastic features and this bach elor's tax bill provides that each eligible bachelor in the state shall pro pose to at least one woman each year. Failure to make affidavit that he has done this and has been re jected, subjects such an unfortunate bachelor to a double tax. Over in Missouri a bill taxing bachelors $50 each year and creating a state matrimonial board of five spinsters and five bachelors to en courage matrimony failed of passage at the last session of the legislature but it is to be Introduced again this year. Bachelor tax bills have made their appearance In Kansas legisla tures of the past but they have been laughed out of existence. In view of the general agitation which Is being given to this subject now in various parts of the country, perhaps the matter will be considered again in this state more seriously, if it worthy of any seriousness at all. Certainly if It is the proper thing to tax bachelors, Kansas should not be backward in making her single gentlemen help pay the freight. And at the same time, what is the matter with taxing the old spins, also? What's good for the gander ought to be fair enough for the goose. FIRE ESCAPES. Evidence is beginning to pile up al ready that the members of the legis lature are going to get real busy in .the way of enacting legislation which will seek to compel the equipment of hotels and other buildings, where persons are employed or are wont to gather in large numbers, with flre escapes of proper proportions. It is natural that unusual Interest in this subject should be awakened , at this time because of the disastrous fire which destroyed the Copeland hotel. But it is a matter that should not be handled too hastily or even too drastically. It is a subject in which legislators can as easily go too far as not far enough. And on this question, the same as many others of a public and pressing nature, there is room for too much legislation. What Is needed in this case as in others, per haps, is a more rigid enforcement of existing legislation rather than the creation of any new laws. There Is already on the statute books of Kansas a law covering the question of flre escapes on hotels and other pub lie and private buildings where many people congregate. It is chapter 310 of the laws of 1903. And if its provisions were enforced to the letter as they should be by the fire chiefs of cities it would seem that all hotels and other buildings in the state would be equipped with all such means of exit in case of fire as might reasonably be demanded. Provision Is made In It for the equipment of the buildings In ques tion with one or more outside metallic ladders or stair fire escapes. The nu"m ber and location of them on any par ticular building Is left to the discretion of the heads of the fire departments In the cities and towns, except that there shall be at least one such fire escape for every thirty persons that the build ing accommodates. i But this law goes considerably fur ther. It provides that Independent and In addition to such external fire escapes that local flre chiefs may Insist shall be placed on buildings, It shall be the duty of owners of such buildings of or more than two stories in height to pro vide and cause to be securely affixed to bolt through the wall near the win dow head, inside of at least one window on each and every room on the second floor, and In each and every room on each higher floor of every such build ing, a chain not less than three-fourths of an Inch in diameter and at -least five feet in length, with a rope made of good material and not less than one- half inch In thickness, and of suf ficient length to extend to the ground or other place of land ing, such rope escape in each room to be carefully coiled and kept near the sill of the window to which the escape is attached. Maps of the lo cation of the metallic fire escapes and the rope escapes must be placed in each room and any violation of any pro visions of this law subjects the owner of a building of the sort in question to a fine of not less than $5 or $500. Then comes the last and most im portant section of the law. It explicitly directs the chief of the fire department in all cities and towns to visit the buildings in - question at least once every three months and make investi gations to see that the proprietors of them are complying with the law in all of Its details. He is to report viola tions of it to the local city attorney or the prosecuting officer of the com munity. From the manner in which the guests of the Copeland went to work and tried to make ropes out of blankets and sheets which served them poorly in their efforts to get from their rooms without injury it is quite evi dent that this hotel was not provided with fire escape ropes as the law de mands. It is unnecessary to state where the responsibility for this condi tion of affairs exists. The law states It explicitly.- But it is reasonable to sup pose that if the Copeland hotel was not compelled to put in these rope flre escapes that no other large hotel in the city has been compelled so to do. There is talk of passing a law creat ing the office of state fire marshal and providing that such an official shall have supervision over the flre chiefs and marshals in the state for the pur pose of seeing that they do their full duty in making hotel proprietors and those of other large buildings live up to all of the provisions of the flre escape and other flre laws. Such a plan may be a good one. " Although it is In conceivable how a fire chief can be . lax in eniorcing sucn laws on his own initiative, nor is it understandable why such an official should need prodding up on a matter as important as this one. JOURNAL ENTRIES Women are apt to deny their past to the extent of several years, at least. Many fellows do not realize just how crazy they were to get married until afterwards. There's something wrong with the man who insists that he prefers walk ing to riding in an automobile. . Bachelors have a great advantage over married men in that they are at liberty to say what they think. . Most every woman is not only the judge and the jury of the household but she is also the prosecuting at torney. JAYHAWKER JOTS Now that Leavenworth has closed its saloons the people are beginning to put in ineir time aeaicaung new ana hand some churches, says the Wichita Eagle, A vaudeville artist who is working out around this section of the country de fines a mollycoddle as a person who can uve in Atcnison and enjoy him- Paul Lovewell Is out with the nerti nent suggestion that it is not necessary to wait until print paper is manufac tured from cornstalks in order to get out a puny paper. 4.ne vjraraen uity xeiegram notes a significant coincidence in the fact that the state's amount of wind, as report ed by the state university, fell off con siderably just at the time when the campaign closed. A young woman has opened a law of fice in Arkansas City and every per son in the town is hoping that she will be an honest Jawyer and make an hon est living. They might Just as well hope that she will always remain young, says the pessimistic Wichita Eagle. Judging from the Globe's description it is hard to see how any town had anything on Atchison in the way of new year's excitement. The mayor, says the Globe, -thought It would be great to see the fire department turn out. Frank Wike drove. It was a quick run. One wheel collapsed and the en gine turned over. To quote the Globes "After the engine went down some one yelled, 'Frank Wike has been killed.' Pandemonium broke loose. In less than a minute 600 or 700 people gathered around the engine. Miss Edwina Harwi was giving her dance at Turner hall when the accident occurred, and the dancers all flocked to the scene. 'Frank Is under the engine,' everybody- said. Women screamed and several men cried. Matches were lighted, when it was seen no- one was under the engine. Im mediately after the aceident, and before the crowd gathered, Wike .had been hauled out by a couple of men and car ried to the fire station. Bert Sowers, the fireman, was in the station when he heard the terrifying cry that Wike had been killed. He ran out of the door at full speed and collided with Mrs. Fred Stafford. The impact was terrific. Both were thrown to the ground. -Sowers had his nose broken, and Mrs. Stafford has a large contusion on he forehead." ; 1 KANSAS COMMENT UP-TO-DATE FARMINO. HMan7 Kansas Papers now contain the advertisements of a farmer In the western part of the state who prepares and markets pork products. He is a good advertiser; he knows how to whoop it up for his sausage and lard and hams and bacon and such iiiiugs ana leave the impression that life without his goods on the table Is out a rutue journey in a desert land He Imitates the t vl nr th. vtnvmft. era; he speaks so breezily of the opera tions at his farm that von ronlnro un n. Jijein.i picture of a bevy of joyous lads. and lasses, eoveror! with nrlnnds and singing yodel songs, while they stun sausage and scrape the bristles irom a nog mat was killed by suffoca tion in a bath of Lethean water. .Probably the visitor to the farm would find that the hogs are killed, and the sausage prepared for market by hired men in blue overalls with cockle- burs in their sorrel whiskers; and the ni8 mere proDably yell when they are being killed, even a a hoeq at other places; and the lard is boiled down in an old black kettle that the cat sleeps in at night; but let us believe to- the contrary, and eat" this man's sausage witn tne assurance that it discounts the ambrosia of the gods. And this man, if he is frugal and wise as a serpent will become beastly rich; for the towns are full of people to whom the words "fresh from the farm" are a shibboleth of sacred mean ing. The sausage from the packing nouses can t by any cossibilitv be as clean or fragrant or wholesome as the sausage from the farm, where the birds carol their roundelays in the blooming trees. Women always want eggs fresh from the farm, though they may have Deen storea there for ages; milk irom the farm is vastly superior to the humble offering of the town milk man whose cows lead the sporting life, and seldom retire at proper hours; even the cabbage from the farm can give cards and spades to the town cabbage, and beat it blind. This wary old farmer of the heaven ly sausage and Immaculate hams is taking advantage of the prevailing superstition, and has gone to work the right way. He is booming his pro ducts in the newspapers, and, as a con sequence, shipping them to customers all over the state, and of course, every customer will become an advertising agent for him. k There are many schemes of a similar character which might be worked out Dy JK.an.sas farmers. The word "farm," as applied to a food product, has its magic, and the husbandmen are dense indeed if they don't profit by the fact. iiimporia uazette. FROM OTHER PENS NEW VARIETY OF INSANITY. Every time there is a murder trial in high life, we get a new variety of Insanity. The Hains case has produced impulsive-' insanity, which must not bo confounded with exaggerated ego, the type of craziness developed by the Thaw case. We cannot gather any clear idea of tho , newly discovered madness except that it has something to do with an impulse. Maybe the im pulse is the cause,, and maybe it is the effect of the mental disorder, but the effect on the other party in the af fair is the same, either way. The im pulse or the insanity or both always last "until he is kHtfaT" The "sure ' cure for the disease 3s $f"tet the patient kill one of his enemies, for the recov ery is then rapid and permanent. A strange feature of Impulsive insanity and kindred types Is that they never attack any persons" but those who move In "good society', or have done so. No person with an income of less than $5,000 a year was ever known to be so afflicted. There must be cause and effect about that circumstance. Dissipation in an ordinary person im pairs the mind and. blunts the ability to distinguish between -right and wrong. Some misdemeanor or crime is likely to follow. .Dissipation in the mora limited class produces eccentri city first and afterward impulsive insanity.- St. Paul Dispatch. HONOR IN HONEST WORK.. A' true sense of .proportion should show us, however, that as all are not fitted for the same-: field of work, so also It would be fatal for 'all to under take the same line of endeavor. Where would the great bdnevolences of the Salvation Army . be; for example, or Rescue , Missions, or Doors of Hope, without the contributions of rich men who . are immersed in business and shrewd in bargains?. There is honor in all honest work. Even Mr. Carnegie gives the world a sentiment that would be hard to sur pass when he says that the only meas. ure of a man's value is the service he renders. This service must be render ed in different fields. In some It is given to' bind up the broken hearted and visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction. But the main work of the world must go on by means of the great army of laborers and capitalists The great general, the millionaire banker, the man of learning, the sol dier in the battle's van, the seaman before the mast are as necessary to the world's work as self-sacrificing women are to its solace. Indianapolis News. BLAMING THE MAN. According to the earliest annals man promptly blamed the woman when con fronted with his first serious responsi bllitv. But the sex lost no time in pay ing back in his own coin. Nor has the account been settled. Here, for in stance, is a woman of popular promi nence who says that man Is the in spiration that prompts extravagance in dress of the modern woman. She adds that In New York the splendor of the wife's dress frequently enhances the husband's business credit. Hence the. woman feels it her duty to dres3 well in order to uphold the man's financial standing. Other women re sort to dress as a means to grapple man's love. As this authority some what Frenchily remarks: "The co quetry of clothes Is the best safeguard against masculine Indifference." She admits that there may be some truth in the hackneyed tradition that women wear fine clothes to make other women envy them, but she says the only rea son worth considering Is the fact that men expect the sex to dress well and even demand it. Cleveland Plain Deal er. .- REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR. From the ew York Press. The easiest way ' to write a letter home i3 when you can telegraph. Many a woman has faith in a man because there is nothing else left her. The difference between a compli ment and flattery is whether you get it or somebody else. A woman's idea of a delicious din ner is where she received more compli ments than any one else. When, a man gets to know a lot about a thing he has achieved com plete success at also knowing how to be a bore about it. , THERE ARE OTHERS. My darling wife is pretty firm, -Beneath her sway I sometimes squirm.: But there's one thins that I must say She doesn't always have her way. She puts her foot down mighty flat There's not a bit of doubt of that. She's not one that I love to cross. But, all the same, she's not the boss. She often orders me around. ' It's best to humor her, I've found. Still, there are times, no doubt of It. When she must gracefully submit. I am by nature mild and meek And she's strong-minded, so to speak. Yet she has not been slow to find That others have some strength of mind, That she must tremble at a frown And humbly take a calling down. On such occasions I am free i To say it rather tickles me. It does me good to see her shrink. She needs the discipline, I think. She's pretty often brought to book. By me? Good gracious, no! Our cook, Chicago News. Fewer India Snake Victims. According to the "snake" statistics for 1907, the total mortality among human beings caused by snake bite fell from 22,811 in 1906 to 21,418 In 1907. So low a figure has not been reached since 1897. The decrease is noticeable mainly In Bengal and Eastern Bengal and As sam, where the figures fell from 8 862 ana z,73Q in 1906 to 8,276 and 1,900, respectively, in 1907. The most important increases occurred in Mad ras and Burma, where the figures rose from 1,527 and 1,149 In 1906 to 1,977 and 1,348, respectively. The decrease in Eastern Bengal and Assam is at tributed to the floods having been low er. The Central provinces figure (996) is the lowest returned in any one of the last seven years. The Lauder-Brunton treatment of snake bite by Incision and application of permanganate of potash and the distribution of lancets continues. It is too early yet to pronounce with any certainty as to the result of the exper iment, but a number of favorable re ports have been received. Eight cases are reported from the United pro vinces of the successful use of Dr. Calmette's antivenene. In two of these cases the permanganate of pot' ash treatment was also employed. The Times of India. Since the Days of Noah Webster. The Century Dictionary contains about 225,000 words, the Standard has over 300,000. In its third edition. published in 1864, Webster's Diction ary offered about 114,000 words, an increase of several thousands over the editions of 1828 and 1847. For the speakers who commemorate the 150th anniversary of Noah Webster's birth a language presents Itself marvelously expanded and enriched. Webster was born on. a larm'on tne edge of Hartford, Conn. His famous spelling book was compiled, however, at Goshen, In this state, and he left a newspaper monument In New York citv through the foundation in 1793 of the Minerva, a dally, afterward the Commercial Advertiser. Ill fortune at the practice of law. which he proposed to follow on his graduation from Yale, turned Noah Webster to thev teachers' profession. Through the preparation of his spell er, of other textbooks, and of a small school lexicon, he arose to the task of compiling the great dictionary to which,: his name attaches evenrln-tts latest revised .-editions and which Is his chief memorial. New York World. Peking In Transformation. For the student of political and ra cial questions, few places on earth can compare in interest witn tne capital of China today. To revisit it after an absence of ten years is to realize something of the forces at work in and around the Middle Kingaom. something of the results of the dead- lv struggle for world power wnicn has made Manchuria and north China the cockpit of Asia, and of which the end Is not yet. To those who knew tne Peking of the nineties, the contrast offered by the city of today gives food for much reflection. There are other phenomena - in this part of the world equally striking, such as the creation and growth of tne Russian railway city of Harbin, and the prim, silent nassine of China's sovereignty in an that region sacred as the birthplace and cradle of the dynasty, but none of these strike the imagination so forc iblv as the outward and visible signs of fusion and change that confront one in Peking. New York Globe. QUAKER MEDITATIONS. From the Philadelphia Record. Is the girl who paints necessarily artful? Life is short, but eternity only con tains four more letters. There Is always an opening for a young man" in a Jack-pot. When a fellow marries a cooking school girl she ought to pan out. Talk is cheap, but you can seldom convince a woman of that fact. No. Maude, dear; a ship's log Is not responsible for a choppy sea. Some people would rather be polite, and others would rather tell the truth. The man has yet to be born who knows more than he thinks he knows. Some young fellows simply fall In love, and others seem to jump In with both feet. Blobbs "Have you ever noticed that the average woman gets oft a trolley car backward?" Slobbs -"That's the way she gets off a joke, too." POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago News. . The upper ten never, Uvea In the top fiat. A woman Is never younger than she says she is. No, Cordelia, all makers of crazy quilts are not lunatics. The chicken-hearted man Is some times inclined to crow. The bigger a man is the less his wife Is afraid of him. Some girls flirt with homely men merely from force of habit. It doesn't take very swift retribution to overtake some swift men. - A genius would be all right if his folks didn't expect so much of him. Try to drown trouble and you'll dis cover that It has more lives than a cat. It isn't the abuse that millionaires get that keeps most of us out of that class. The easiest way to flatter a girl is to congratulate her on her prospective is a waste of time to grasp an opportunity unless you know what you are going to do with It. When a young married woman has a friend come to spend a few days with her she Is apt to call It a house party. It may not cost any more to keep two than one, but the father of a mar riageable girl can not always see It in that light. THE EVENING STORY The Breakfast Food Man. (By Frank H. Williams.) Hugh Sommers, tearing down the snowy road In his huge red auto mobile, spied the girl a little distance ahead of htm. He pulled the car to a standstill beside her and smiled appreciatively at her rosy cheeks and her becoming Tarn o' Shanter and sweater jacket. "Hello, neighbor," he cried. "Hello. Mr. Breakfast Food Man. the girl replied, rather grudgingly and somewhat sarcastically. The man grinned, though rather un comfortably. "I suppose," he said, "that you think it's something awful for me to be making my money In such a prosaic way as reeding the public at the break fast table? Would you think any the better of me if my money was tied UP In railroad and government bonds, as I suppose your father's estate Is?" The girl surveyed the man critically from heel to head while he reddened un der her glance. It's hard to tell." she renlied can didly at last. "When I think of that awful Wheatflaka that you manufac ture, it seems to obscure whatever eood qualities you may have. I see you through falling flakes of that unspeak able stuff." "Wheatflaka is everv hit ft mil and better than Wheato!" he flared, "And that's the only other brand on the market that has sales anywhere nearly Is big as ours!" At this the girl simply raised her eyebrows. Then, on second thought, she said: Naturally that's your opinion but we eat Wheato at our breakfast table." She turned, definitely, and started down the road. Walt," cried Hugh. iumDinsr from his machine. "Don't go away like this. You probably think of me as utterly impossiDie, out I'm hanged if I'm go ing to let a breakfast food come be tween us. "I could explain to you how Wheat flaka Is made and show you how per fectly pure and wholesome It Is, but you wouldn't understand It. I might tell you that we are soon going to be gin an advertising campaign that will wipe wneato off the market, but you don't understand business." "Indeed!" ejaculated the girl. "But you can understand this." Hugh rushed on. "You can understand me when I say I love you. I've loved you from the moment I saw you, and, no matter how yon think of me now, no matter, what you say, I'm going to make you love me and marry me! Just as I'm going to be successful In this fight against Wheato, I'm going to win you!" A deep, indignant flush suffused the girl's face. Then she laughed mock ingly. "Really, Mr. Breakfast Food Man." she cried, "you can't make a girl mar ry you by the fine tactics you would employ In a business campaign. If your endeavors with Wheatflaka are no more successful than your endeavors will be to win me, it will certainly go hard with you." Haughty and stern, she stood with averted face until Hugh, somewhat abashed, climbed into his machine and whirled down the road. But Hugh's buoyant nature soon re. asserted itself He had never yet fail ed In anything that he had undertak en. Why, then, should he fall when It came to winning a wife? Confident that when the time1 really came the girl would capitulate, he pig' eonholed his courtship for future at tention, and gave all his energies Into the prosecution of his campaign against Wheato. For a week or more the campaign progressed In a most satisfactory man ner. Consumers and Jobbers through out the country responded in a wonder fully gratifying manner to Hugh's ag gressive advertising. He felt that his efforts were already crowned with sue cess. His salesmen everywhere report ed that the sales of Wheato had greatly decreased. Then suddenly, out of a clear sky came a storm cloud. The Wheato com pany. In page advertisements in many leading newspapers, published a com plete report of the method by which Wheatflaka was manufactured. In this report It was shown that three times during the process the food was touched by human hands. The Wheato company pointed out to the public the danger of contamina tion and pollution of the food through this agency, and further declared that Wheato was manufactured by the most cleanly process which could possibly be used. The effect of this advertising was to cut the sales of Wheatflaka in half at once. Hugh Immediately ordered the entire process of manufacture changed, but he realized that it would be some timebefore the food recovered from Its slump. For the time his campaign against Wheato was abandoned. He was too busy endeavoring to hold his own. busi ness together to bother much about the enemy. It was a rather discouraged Hugh who came upon the girl for the second time as he plowed through the deep snow in his big car. Arrayed as before, she was standing just inside the gate leading to her home. The house where she and her widowed mother lived was a big affair, a half mile or so down the road from Hugh's home. The girl actually smiled as she saw Hugh's disconsolate and haggard face. "Why, It's the Breakfast Food man," she laughed. "Have you come to marry me, Mr. Food?" she asked gay lv. "Not yet," replied the man dogged ly. "But I m going to some day. Heav ens, how I love you!" he cried as he gazed hungrily at her flushed face. "I never knew wnat it was oeiore to love. Now, when I can't have you right when I want you my whole being cries aloud for you." The girl, her face all aflame, laughed again this time rather constrainedly. "Really you are a very original lover, Mr. Food." she said. "None of the oth er men have ever said such things to me so unconcernedly. -"Who are the other men?" demand ed Hugh fiercely. Then he laughed at himself. "I'm hardly In a position now to ask," he went on. "But I'm going to win out; I'm going to win at that fac tory and then I'll come and win you!" He jerked the lever forward and the great car shot away. However, despite Hugh's confident prediction he found it exceedingly dif ficult to win out In his fight against Wheato. In fact, the campaign went so severely against him that in a short time he found himself facing failure. It was then that the girl rose upper most in his . thought, to the exclusion even of his business worries. Finally, doggedly, he went to see the girl him self. She entered the room In her home, where he awaited her, with a smile on her Hps. She became serious in stantly, though, when she" saw his haggard face and the new lines lately etched in it. , "Dear," said Hugh, abruptly. "I've come to you now in a different mood. For the first time In my life I face i defeat in my business, and I know now I realize that I cannot win you. "It is to tell you that I still love you. and that some time, when I have be gun life anew, I'm going to return and try, as best I can to win you. I want to apologize for the manner In which Ihave courted you heretofore." For a moment the girl looked at him, then averting her eyes, she spoke quickly: "I know exactly how you stand in your business," she said. "I am the cause of it. Don't interrupt me. Just before my father died he purchased a controlling interest In the Wheato Company, and the fight which was waged against you was at my Instiga tion. I I thought I hated you." Hugh rose abruptly, Dut tne girl hurried on. "You need lose but little after all," said the glrL "The demand for Wheato has Increased, so that ad ditional factories are imperative. We will take over your factories for a price that will let them out, or we will consolidate with you." "Bother the business," cried Hugh, jumping to his feet, "rou you don't hate me?" "No," murmured the girl. "Then Is it can you possibly " The girl looked upward at him shy ly. What Hugh say there gave him courage. "We'll consolidate!" he cried, great Joy In his voice, and he ratified the. consolidation with a kiss. (Copy righted 1909 by Associated Literary Press.) HUMOR OF THE DAY Ambiguous. "Has your husband con cluded to Join our temperance society?" "No he still wavers." Fliegende Blatter. A Sociologist "He's a sociologist. Isn't he?" - "I should say he Is. He can enter tain a whole room full of company." De troit Free Press. A Toast. The latest thing in toasts comes from "up-state," and was responded to Dy tne ratner or twelve aaugnters, wno claims that he ought to know: "To the ladies to their sweetness we give love; to their beauty admiration, and to their hats the whole sidewalk." New York Times. No Walts. No Delays. Jim the Stable Boy My word, sir, you 'ave given the 'orse a doing up. Why, he's fairly "run out." Johnson the Patron Well, you see, I drove to my aunt's funeral and I had to keep up with the hearse for decency's sake. The Tatler. The Young Rockefeller. "Mother, If Santa Claus comes down the chimney he'll have to walk through the kitchen, won't he?" "I suppose he will, dear." "Well, don't you think we'd maybe better lock up the preserves?" Brooklyn Life. "A man never knows how many friends he has until he experiences real sorrow." "Oh, I don't know. Did you ever have It known that you had shot and brought home a deer?" Detroit Free Press. "I notice one harbinger of the new year." "What's that?" "The 1909 models In auto mobile jokes are out." Louisville Courier Journal. "Pa "Well, what now?" "What's ata vism?" "Atavism is why a descendant of an old family robs a bank." Cleveland Leader. Customer My hair is falling out. Can you give me something to keep it in? New cierK twno wants to De oaugmg) toil might take this cigar box. Women often keep theirs in such boxes. Judge. "Goodness me! You don't say!" "It's true as Gospel. I heard it from Mrs. Jones, and her cook's fellow lives right next door to their washerwoman, so, you see,- I get it direct." Browning's Maga- ' z.'ne. First Shopgirl Miss Blank is going away. Second Shopgirl Is she leaving for good? First Shopgirl No; for better or worse. Brooklyn Life. "Who Is that singing so dreadfully out of tune?" "It Is my wife." "Perhaps the accompanist plays out of tune." "She Is accompanying herself." Megendorfer Blaetter. - Madge Miss Avoirdupois Is taking horse back riding. Has she got off any fat? Dolly Yes, off the horse. Lippincott's. Pearl In the first chapter of this novel it states that the heroine has hazel eyes; in another It alludes to her liquid eyes. Ruby Liquid? Well r perhaps she has witch hazel eyes. Chicago News. "Kisses are intoxicating," said he, "Well?" said she. "And I'm a mistle toper." Louisville Courier-Journal. "A case of love at first sight, eh?" "No, second sight. The first time he saw her he didn't know that she was an heiress." Boston Transcript, "I hardly know my wife by sight. You see, I made her acquaintance at the mask ed ball, and now we're traveling in our auto all the time!" Jugend. GLOBE SIGHTS. From the Atchison Globe. There are two kinds of advertising: One kind doesn't do any good. What causes most worry In the average town household? We believe It is the milk supply. A good way to kill a story Is to pre face it by saying It Is the funniest story you ever heard. How hard a man works for the first few hours after he discovers he has been talking too much! The word "genial" is never used to describe women,, although women are more genial than jmen. A great many people do not seem to know that a store Is a place to buy goods and not to argue. An old man has one comfort; he Is old enough to know there is no fun in a "party, and refuses to go. You can't say anything so mean about the men that there are not some women who will believe It. A good many people are suspicloua of kindness and politeness; they are used so often as a means to vic timize. It takes most people we know until Wednesday night to become recon ciled to beginning another week's work. There is one thing about a lecture: You can wait until the last moment, and then get a whole row of front seats. If you want to know how people speak of you behind your back, listen to the reckless way in which they pitch into others. "When a man applies to me for a job," said a business man the other day, "I'd rather hear what he has done than what he intends to do." This is the year when women ask credit for taking off their hats at the theater, and expect a man to sit patiently behind a mass of waves and marcelled doughnuts. An old fashioned sight we miss these days Is tho boy with, warts on his hands. Also, the cross eyed boy, the boy who stutters, and the boy with sore lips. Boys seem to Improve In everything except manners. When a man and his wife are out together, the wife does a lot of talk ing; not that she has anything to sav. but she imagines that if she talks vivaciously to her husband every on will think he enjoys hearing her. I