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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 16, 1911.
By FRANK P. MAO LENNAN. "Entered July 1. 1875. as second-claw Btl at the postoftice at Topeka, Kan Under the act of congress. VOLUME XXXVIII. No. 40 Official State Paper. . Official Paper City of Topeka. I .1 TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION. Daily edition, delivered by carrier. 10 enta a week to any part of Topeka, or uburbs, or at the same price In any Kan sas town where the paper baa a carrier system. By mall, one year .....$3.60 By mall, three months 10 Saturday edition of dally, one year.... 1.00 BELL TELEPHONES. Business Office 1JJJ Reporters' Room 677 INDEPENDENT TELEPHONES. Private branch exchange. Call 107 and sk The State Journal operator for per son or department desired. PERMANENT HOME. Topeka State Journal building. 800 ana 102 Kansas avenue, corner Eighth. New York Office; 2a0 Fifth avenue, Paul Block, manager. Chicago Office: Hartford building. Paul Block, manager. FULL LEASED YI KK REPORT OP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS; The State Journal is a member of the Associated Press and receives the full day telegraph report of that great news or ganisation for the exclusive afternoon publication in Topeka. The news Is received In The State Jour rial building over wires for this sole pur pose. What has become of that six weeks of cold weather which the ground hog predicted would begin on February 33 Germany has ordered another airship of the dirigible type for the purposes of Us army. Each of the other. largo powers will probably proceed to ordtr a couple more such ships. Noting that Depew, Lodge and Root have spoken in the senate against the direct election of senators, the New Ycrk World expresses the opinion: Not one of the three could be elected to the 6enate by that system. Socialists are difficult to please, in deed. First they found fault becauso their champion Mr. Warren was sent to Jail. And now they are finding fault at the manner In which his jail sen tence was commuted. TViat nrnffsanr at thp Nfthraska afirri- cultural college shewed himself to be a true conservationist when he commit ted suicide by Inhaling manufactured gas. Had he used the other variety It would have been a waste of a natural resource. Tacoma is preparing to oust all of Its city commissioners for malfeasance In office. But Tacoma didn't take any action looking towards the punishment of those who were responsible for the census frauds which were perpetrated In. that city. One of the most important features of the Mexican revolution was con tained in a dispatch the other day which related that since the beginning of the campaign against the rebels General Navarro, of the federal forces, has raised a full set of white whiskers. Former Congressman Watson, of In diana, who was the principal orator at the Kansas Day club banquet, is alw an optimist of the first water. He thinks that the factions In the Repub lican party in Kansas are about to bury the hatchet and join hands in friendship onco again. There Is nothing so unusual in the fact that a special committee of the national house of representatives has been unable to find anything that savors of an improper lobby in connec tion with the ship subsidy bill. Inability- to find out things seems to be r. common falling with congressional In vestigating committees. It is understood that the Democrats who are being invited to attend the big Democratic banquet to be held in thi.s city on Washington's birthday have hatchets at home, even if they may be emblematic in a way of the occasion. Harmony and a united front are the watchwords with the Democrats thes3 days. Everybody ought to be agreed that the house of representatives has pro vided the way for the best possible solution of the state fair question. Nothing could be fairer than that the people of the whole state should vote on the question of having such a- fair and its location. When that decision Is reached there will be no good rea son for complaint on the part of any one. Probably the Goulds won't care very much If other financial interests oust them from the control of the Missouri Pacifc. The Goulds will still have a Prince of France and a Lord of Eng land in their family. And one of the younger of the Gould boys is planning to marry a daughter of a princess of the defunct royal family of Hawaii. What is a great railroad property with wonderful possibilities for development in comparison with such honors as these? . Immediately after the election last fall, there was a lot of talk to the ef fect that President Taft would be seri ously handicapped in his efforts to ac complish anything worth while during the last two years of his term of office because he would have a Democratic congress on his hands. But with Pres i e: ident Taft and Champ Clark, the lead er of the Democrats, standing squarely on the same platform in respect to eciprocity between the United States and other countries, it is reasonable to surmise that President Taft and the "Democrats will be able to get together on other questions of important con cern to the people. Indeed, it would not be at all surprising to see President X ill- gel. tLlUUg UDllCI .- KUU imon pur Democratic congress than he haa been able to with the present polygot aggregation that has traveled undr the name of a Republican con-gress. THOSE LEAHY CHARGES. . Nothing has f"Hen In Kansas in a long time with such . dull, sickening thud as did the charges which Mr. David Leahy, private secretary to the governor, that he had all" kinds of information up his sleeve concern ing corrupt practices in the legislature, and his intimation that they prevail ed more generally in the senate and among the senators who are classified as standpatters. Mr. Leahy was given as large an op portunity as any man, who has made charges, could have to substantiate them. He was before the senate for several hours and had the chance to disclose anything he might know about legislative corruption in general and senatorial corruption- in. particu-r lar. He was pressed with all kinds of question to: bring out such knowl edge of improper legislative acts as were in his possession. And what did he disclose? On what did he turn his supposedly fierce searchlight of pub licity? He had information to the effect that an effort had been made to bribe one of the clerks in the house of repre sentatives to so alter the records that, a piece of legislation, and a very un important matter . at that one which merely concerned a single locality in the state, not a measure of general im portancemight have easier sailing on Its way to becoming a law. Of course any such effort as this is quite reprer hensible. and it matters not whether it concerns an important or an unim portant piece of legislation. But there was nothing in this particular one to involve the integrity of any member of the legislature, and the man &p proached preserved his integrity Invio late. He was not susceptible to a bribe. Furthermore the affair happened in the house of representatives, and there was certainly nothing in it that would warrant Mr. Leahy in expressing his opinions that any or a majority of the senators were either corrupt or .crook ed, although it appears that Mr. Leahy's idea of the meaning of the word crooked is far different from that which has usually been given. As a matter of fact the Leahy charges petered out to nothing. Their prompt and rigorous handling by the senate ought to have a salutary effect. Too many people are altogether too prone to indulge in loose talk on the actions of the people's representatives in the legislature. Whenever these members take any action that is not acceptable to everybody, the disgruntled ones are too free with their cries of "fraud." He is a poor politician who plays the game and loses and then imputes dis honesty to those who have won. In 99 cases out of 100 such Imputations are no more , reliable than were those made by Mr. Leahy. A SPECIAL SESSION FUTILE. It is difficult to figure out just how Governor Stubbs can obtain any dif ferent action at a special session of the legislature on the various measures in which he is particularly interested from that which has been or will be accordedto these pieces of legislation at the present session. There will be no change in the personnel of the leg islature at a special session from what it is now. It Is almost unreasonable to assume that the members of the legislature, who have gone on record as ' being opposed to the legislation which is designed to carry out certain of the planks in the last Republican platform, will go home after "the regu lar session, change their minds entire ly, return to a special session and vote directly opposite to the way they have at the regular session. s - The situation is not analogous at all to that which haa developed at Wash ington, where President Taft has inti mated that he will call a special ses sion of congress in case definite ac tion is. not taken by the senate on the reciprocity plan with Canada which has already passed the house. If President Taft. should feel the neces sity of calling such a special session it would comprise a different congress from that now in session. The new house of representatives that was chosen at the last election and the ma terially changed senate that will result from the recent senatorial elections in the legislatures of several of the states would be the congTess that would con vene in special session. And being a different congress, there would be a chance of it taking different action on the reciprocity bill. Similar conditions do not prevail in Kansas, however, and it looks as though a calling of a special session of the legislature by Governor Stubbs, with the hopes that the samj men will take diametrically opposite positions from those they have assumed at the regular session, would be waste of time, energy and the state funds it would cost to pay its expenses. THE CARNEGIE ; PEACE FUND. The public is, of course, most in terested to know, what direction the action of a powerful agency like this will take, writes Paul S. Reinsch in The North American Review for February. Though, animated with a social purpose than which no higher can be conceived, this is. after all, a private organization. It may, there fore, be assumed, with safety, that it will abstain from interference in dip lomatic negotiations, prejudging in any way the responsible action of the government. Any other course might at times become exceedingly embar rassing to those in. whose hands the conduct of our foreign affairs is placed. They bear the responsibility; it is for them to choose the time and place for the urging of national policies even when the broadest questions of civili zation are involved. But. on the other hand, there can be no doubt of the advantage to be gained by our govern ment in informing itself through the results gained by this institution and, if need be, in co-operating with it -to brihg about great national purposes. Similar considerations apply with re spect to national legislation. It is es sential that in combating the condi tions which threaten humanity with wasteful war the world-wid character of these should be appreciated. Ad vance must rest upon the general im provement of the situation and upon a mutual understanding between Jhe great powers. While it is, therefore, a part of real patriotism to insist that our foreign policy shall be pervaded with a' spirit of justice, it would not be right to deny our government those instruments for supporting its action in International affairs which those whom we hold responsible for the suc cess or failure of our national policy may consider indispensable. But with in these limitations there still remains a wide field in which legislative action may be informed and influenced, and more still may be obtained by securing joint measures on the part of the prin cipal countries of the-world. JOURNAL ENTRIES The men who want but little "here below are in a decided minority. -. . ' ' ' ,. People who prate most, on the ne cessity for economy are likely to prac tice it the least. . . ; ; - It's easy to pick out the foolish folk by the questions they are continually asking. Many individuals would be mucH more attractive-looking if they put on disguises. Some people overestimate their cleverness to the extent of believing they can fool with fire without getting burned. J A YNA VKER JOTS Every long-haired man is not neces sarily a musician, insists the Lawrence World. Some of them are simply short the price. Bert Walker is bothered most these days to invent a plan whereby he can convince life Insurance agents that he will not take out another policy. The society reporter of the Hia watha World confesses that "an en gagement is usually announced in the papers after all have known it for some time." The Earl of Wiloughby knits socks. We mention this, says the Ottawa Re public, not because the earl's socks are any good, but just to prove to you that there is an occasional English noble man who is trying to do something useful. The recent construction of "The Forum" at Wichita is a remind er, says the Hutchinson News, of that other wicked town that had a forum, Rome, Italy. And you know what happened to Rome, Italy. In the controversy as to the most beautiful lines in the English language we believe "Here she comes" easily takes the palm, says the ElDorado Republican, when used by a weary, sleepy man who has been sitting" In a cold cheerless room waiting five hours for a train due at midnight. A Kansas widow lost a hog and ad vertised for it, says the Spring Hill New Era. Tift hog must have got the first edition, for no sooner was the paper out than the hog came home on the dead run. This is not the first in stance where a hog has read a news paper, however and incidentally, for got to pay for the same. If some statesman wants to make an undying name for himself and in cidentally ingratiate himself forever in the good will of the farmers, says the Downs News, he can do so bv having a law passed suppressing about two-J thirds or the socalled "farm" papers-. The majority of these papers are ab solutely worthless, and contain very little but advertising for cheap mail order firms. The worst feature of it is, however, they will get hold of the names of farmers, and begin sending them papers. "Very often the farmer pays little attention to it, thinking, perhaps, that someone is sending it complimentary. After a while along comes a bill for the subscription, and the farmer Is compelled to dig up or be sued.. It is an imposition and should be abolished in some way. "This anti-whiskers crusade," writes Homer Hoch in the Marlon Record, "is sweeping the chins of the country and is not to be stopped by any ridi cule or jest. The vineclad countenance must go must go to the barber shop and be shorn. The man who drapes his physiognomy with alfalfa is no longer to be tolerated by polite and antiseptic society. The time is fast approaching when the man who in sists upon the bearded outrage will be compelled to file an affidavit with the proper official that his whiskers are boiled in lye daily and when the lace work that disfigures his appearance will carry a label, with serial number, guaranteeing that it complies with the pure food and drug act. It is a day of Reform, of Swatters, of Inspectors, of Sanitation, of Smooth Shaven Glory." POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago News. A well digger always gets in his work. Keep -an eye on the man who tries to flatter you. More people have the gift of gab than the gift of silence. Don't go too fast, young man, even if tne road 13 smooth. If a man has a bad reputation it's easy for him to live down "to it. The essentials to domestic strife are a fussy husband and a nagging wife. It mkes a mother mad if her son's wife is deeper in the social swim than herself. Here's another explanation. Per haps Mother Eve started to talk be fore she started to think. While a steel band may be stronger man a Brass band, the latter is more successful in holding a crowd. QUAKER MEDITATIONS. From the Philadelphia Record. : It's high time for kites. . "Have patience" is a very good mot to for the doctor. The man who is as good as his wife thinks he ought to be is ripe for heaven. That beauty is only skin-deep is a comforting belief to those who have none. Some things are better unsaid. Many a breach of promise suit has demon strated this. - With some women the tragedy of married life begins with the first scratch of the parlor furniture. "The best of plans miscarry," re marked the Wise Guy. "Yes, the best of friends get married," added the Simple Mug. Tommy "Pop, sea serpents live in water, don't they?" Tommy's Pop "Yes, my son; but it isn't water that makes- a- man see serpents." - KANSAS COMMENT HIGH COST OF PRINTING.- Two Reno county, newspapers were sold at auction recently, and half a dozen Kansas weeklies are advertised for sale. The publishers of daily pa pers have to do tall figuring to make ends meet, even In brisk seasons, and in dull seasons there is a erood deal of tragedy in newspaper offices. jveryining mat a printer man buys has gone up in. price. Labor is more expensive than a few vears aero, and it is the same way with paper, and ink, and all his supplies. ine nutcher and . the grocer , and other business men can charge more for their goods as their expenses in crease, and the ultimate consumer has to stand for it, but the publisher can not raise his prices without causing a general howl. He gets the same subscription price that he got when it cost him half as much to issue his paper, and he can't raise his advertis ing rates without having the militia back of him. And in nine cases out of ten he has to fight against ruinous competition. Printers seem, to have less sense than the ordinary run of men, in that they are willing to work for nothing, rather than have nothing to do. As a consequence of this condition of affairs a good many Kansas papers are on the market, and among them are several which are old and which used to be prosperous. Emporia Ga zette. MERIT IS ALWAYS REWARDED. Miss Sadie Mossier, who has been the assistant editor of the Lawrence Journal for several years, and during Senator Brady's absence has had charge of the paper, has been selected as an assistant in the Industrial jour nalism department of the Stats Agri cultural college. Miss Mossier is a good example of what a woman with energy and ability . can accomplish. She has impressed her personality on the newspaper work of the state and has become one of the best equipped writers of the daily press. She knows the newspaper business better than most men and has the ability to write things so that people will read them, which is, after all, the real source of the Journalist's power. She is the first woman teacher of journalism In the world and that she will make a suc cess is confidently , expected by those who have watched her excellent work. Abilene Reflector. - FROM 01NER PENS CONDITION OF BUSINESS. Already the blue prophet is making his predictions of a short winter wheat crop as a consequence of the continued lack of moisture in this section of the country. There is a decisive shortage in the snow crop thus far, that is true, and winter wheat requires a good deal of snow, but It is too early even yet to pass final judgment The weather man promises a considerable precipitation for . the winter wheat belt now, and that may serve to brighten some of the dark views. Despite this deficiency and whatever relation it may bear to wheat, business continues fairly good for this season of the year in most places. From the Pa cific to the Atlantic-' come reports of improved trade attdnindustry; with as surance of b. safe-; money -market from the centers of finance. "Dun's Review says: "There has been a distinct im provement in the- two directions in which the progress of business con traction has been I most pronounced. This has contributed notably to the growth- of confidence without which active enterprise is impossible." - Many elements have contributed to the stability of commerce and indus try, making a natural condition on which to base the hope for a year of continued prosperity. While in this particular section - winter wheat has suffered. Dun's makes the statement that winter wheat prospects on the whole show "betterment." Omaha Bee. ELECTION OF SENATORS. The constitutional amendment mak ing United States senators elective by popular vote instead of by legislatures is now the unfinished business before the senate. This gives the amendment a more advanced position than it ever reached before. It was placed there by persistent maneuvering, supported by a very small majority vote. If it were an- ordinary bill its passage at this session would be assured, but a two-thirds vote is needed for a con stitutional amendment. Unless It can secure more votes on its passage than it has had in the balloting which gain ed it the right, of way, It will be de feated for this session. It is possible that some of the votes withheld from the amendment in the preliminary skirmishing may be giv en In its support when senators are called to make a record for or against on the question of its passage. It is rash, therefore, to assume too posi tively that It cannot pass at this ses sion, though the indications are against It. Its status in the next con gress will be very different. A large number of the senators whose vote3 were recorded adversely to the amend ment on Friday are losing their sena torial careers, at least for the present. New senators will take their places whose antecedents favor the presump tion that they will support the amendment for the popular election Of senators. Philadelphia Press. PAROLING FEDERAL PRISONERS. There is no precedent for paroling federal prisoners, but that is no rea son why the practice, under conditions similar to those under which certain municipal and state prisoners are given another chance, should not be adopted. And it would not be the first time that states havi led the nation. v All things considered, the best time to extend clemency, if U can be ex tended then; is before a man or wom an is committed to prison. Mercy at that time is worth more man later, when the mark of the convict has been set upon the prisoner. The work of reforming criminals and reducing crime, of making men and women out those who are weak or mildly vicious, cannot be effectively carried forward without the parole system or its equiv alent. Some discretionary power must be left with the officers of the courts, and the necessity is just as great in the federal courts as in the state and city courts. The departure that Mr. Leslie J. Lyons, United States district attorney, proposes to make in this direction will be watched with interest and con fidence. The granting of indefinite continuances in certain cases and un der prescribed cpnditlons, amounting to a parole and ultimately leading to dismissal for good behavior, is a plain, nractical way to exercise helpful clem ency In the federal courts. Kansas City journal. THE QUEEN'S FLEETS. Take for thy throne, my queen, this niche my hand . Hath carved for thee ' Here in the gray breast of this dune of .. sand - . ...... That fronts the sea. V .: In sovereign's state aloof, the solitude Hedging thee about, as once thy maiden , hood. Make me no partner of thy thought or . v. ThlS hOUT When Anv an Harbtute. murf But count me merely jetsam of the beach. Here at thy feet. It is mute beauty's hour. No late bird slugs; Voiceless, serene. The sea dreams; silence holds all lovely things And thou are queen! For Silence in the twilight's gold and red Behind thee sets a crown upon thy head. Send forth, O queen, thy fleets upon the main . . -.. una axis iiecw ui tuougai, And let me wait to hail them home again With riches fraught, By fancy captured, send thy fleets afar Send them to know what spoils In ocean are. What mvctap. What beauty in all things that "suffered In coral caves to "something rich and Then bring them home, and I with kingly Will take their treasure, as It lies " Safe hjarhalTArl in ftn ata.llr .I.nt Of thy dear eyes. a. a. ijaiy, in the catholic standard. Artorio-Sclerosis. The newspapers record the death of Paul Morton from arterio-sclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, resulting in a rupture or apoplexy. This malady, which has become so common, Is a disease of the coats of the arteries in which they become thickened, brittle, and degenerated, and liable to rupture under unusual stress. Not infrequent ly thickening or thinning of the heart muscles and Bright's disease of the kidneys are associated with this dis ease. According to the best observers. It is thought that arterio-sclerosis is due to a soluble poison circulating in the blood. This poison may be elaborated within the system or Introduced from without in the food and drink. The contributing causes are overeating, ex cessive drinking of alcohol, and auto Infection from too much meat or eggs. Further, the living of a strenuous life with mental overstrain Is one of the principal causes. , Some of the early symptoms are dyspepsia, headache, difficulty of breathing, nervous irritability, some times pain over the heart or in the left arm, and throbbing of the arteries in the neck or in the sides of the fore head. The pulse becomes full and hard, and high blood pressure prevails. The diagnosis may be verified by the use of the sphygmomanometer, or Diood pressure gauge. The normal blood pressure in man is from 125 to 140 millimeters. Arterio-sclerosis usually appears in persons more than SO years old, but in unusual cases it may be seen In persons as young as 38 or 40. In the treatment first get the diges tion right, eliminate all excesses, and prescribe the simplest food. For a time use partially digested foods, and little, of any, meats or eggs. A mod erate amount of exercise and massage is useful, bpt all mental and physical strain must be avoided. The mind should be kept occupied, but the emo tions must be suppressed. The D"Arsonval treatment by the use of high frequency electric currents is of great value in reducing the blood pres sure and keeping the arteries in a more elastic state. Iodide of potash and nitro-glycerin are also of. benefit in some cases. Dr. s. G. Tracy in the New York Tribune. Milnne Slapped Back. Minnie is very large for her age. has a big heart, and was never known to be peevish. But Bill Dawson slapped Minnie and Minnie slapped Bill, so Dawson is in Flower hospital danger ously hurt. After Minnie slapped Bill she went outside the stable at 310 West Sixty- Fifth street and elephant tears cours ed down her broad face Children of the neighborhood saw Minnie weeping and tried to console her, but she would not be consoled till Hans, who has swapped peanuts with her these five years, came along and listened to her plaints as she laid her trunk confid ingly on her shoulder. Minnie is 29 years old and her own er says she is the largest elephant in captivity, and also the most docile. Her owner, Max Gruber. engaged Wil liam Dawson, an experienced trainer, to take the place of Hans because Minnie was getting too big for Hans to handle. "Be nice to Minnie," cautioned Hans, "because she's always been coddled and don't know what a blow Is." Dawson had his own ideas on tend ing elephants, and when Minnie did something capricious Monday night Dawson whacked her. Minp.le looked her amazement, but made no other sign of resentment. All she had done. she recalled, was to poke her trunk Into the oat bin and nibble about eight quarts. Dawson pushed her trunk away. She sidled over toward him and kept on sidling until she had Dawson against the oat bin. When he screamed with pain she desisted. He fel' ti the floor helpless. Minnie prodded him in quisitively, saw that he was grievously hurt, and, trumpeting her grief, went to the street to mourn. Then Hans came and called Dr. Bottsford from Flower hospital, whith er Dawson was taken. New York World. Canadian Banking System. Sir Edmund Walker, who Is president of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, which has between 230 and 240 branches, including one in New York, in Seattle, in Portland, Ore., in Mexico, and in Eng land, is at the Manhattan. Sir Edmund is recoenized as one of the foremost au thorities on banking in the Dominion. He does not think much of the idea of a central bank for the United States on the lines that have been discussed. "The ideal central bank for this coun try was the old United States Bank," said Sir Edmund, "and most of your ills in the banking business have been con sequent upon its abolishment. Such a central bank as I have heard outlined is really nothing but a gigantic clearing house. It would do a business not with the public, but with banks only. Most of its Dusiness wouia De oone ourmg uinta of financial stringency, and at other times it would be nracticallv idle. "The Bank of England and the Bank of Krance are ideal institutions in tneir way, but thev do a vast private business as well as a government business, and they do a lot or Dusiness tnat tney nanaie without making money. The Bank of France will lend as small a sum as $10. Such a central bank as is proposed is not a place where one great concern might go upon necessity and borrow a million dol lars. That is what I think is needed hre. The Canadian idea of having branch banks simplifies bankinz as compared with the numerous independent institu tions you have in this country, wnere pvfrv one ia for itself. You have more than 15,000 banks fighting each other in a way, each with different interests. In Canada when any financial problem is to be considered we have less than 30 bank ers to get together. "I got ray first banking experience here in Wall street six weeks before the panic of 18T3 came - on. Banking has changed here enormously since that time, but in riV fart of the country have there been such changes as in the south." New York PUB- -- THE EVENING STORY In Ancestral Halls. V - ; , : By Francis A. Corey.) - . " Pausing just outside the massive gateway, Leslie Graham gazed wist fully' at the picturesque old mansion and the lonely tangled garden. -sV The charming place should have been her home. It had - been in the Graham family for 200 years. But her present abode was the hall bed room of a cheap lodging house;' "and her crochety old grandmother dwelt alone in the ancestral halls with a small retinue of servants. Thrice had Leslie written within six months making overtures toward a reconciliation. But her letters had been promptly returned with the two words, "Not wanted," indorsed upon the back. Leslie herself was not to blame for this unfortunate state of affairs. The trouble dated twenty years . back before her day when Madame Graham s only son married a pretty actress and the proud old woman had disowned him. He was dead now; so was the pink doll for whose love he had sacrificed himself; but not even his daughter's poverty and friendliness had softened madame's obdurate heart. - "I've half a mind to go and tell grandma I've come to stay," she said aloud to herself." The aristocratic old place drew her like a magnet. It would be like heaven to live there. She turned her back on the allur ing picture, and slowly wended her way to the dreary boarding house. As she gained the upper landing Amy Burton opened th? door of her own room, showing a litter or nau packed trunks and empty boxes. "Come in. Leslie," she said eagerly. "I'm in trouble, and you can help me out. I heard you say yesterday that you were out of a place. I applied to Madame Graham, of Overlook, for the position of companion. Word has Just come that x am to report ior auiy immediately, and here's a telegram from home saying mother is very ill and I'm wanted there." Amy crushed the . yellow envelope nervously in her nana, paie wun emo tion. - . "What do you want me to do?" Les lie articulated faintly. "Go to Overlook and keep the place until I return to claim it." Leslie clutched .a chair ' to steady bArRBif. sh did not - Believe in chance, but she did believe in Provi dence. For all she was a Graham, it was certain that Amy had never thought of this fact in connection witn the aristocratic mistress of Overlook. She did not take her friend into her confidence now. What she did say, af ter a moment's thinking was this: "Verv welL Amy. I'll go." An hour later she stood again at the Overlook gate, looking Into the love ly green tangle. This time the gate was closed. " As she tugged at the nonderous latch a perfectly groomed young man in white flannels rose from a bench beside the drive and hurried forward. "Allow me," he said politely, and swune wlde the gate. A warm color leaped into the girl's face. She went up the shaded wain wondering who the stranger could be and what he was doing at ovenooK. She was shown into an old fashioned room where Madame Graham sat in a high backed chair. Never had Leslie seen her grandmother at such short range before. ' She looked curiously at the little, wrinkled old woman, think ing what a picturesque figure she was in her lusterless black silk and price less laces. - "What's your name?" Madame shot the question at her like a bullet- "I have forgotten it if I was ever told. Simpkins engaged you." There was a moment's pause. Here was a difficulty at the outset. She could not give Amy Burton's name; neither would she take one to which she had no right. "Leslie." she answered recklessly. Madame started. Her keen blue eyes became suddenly two points of light. "That's my own name. Leslie Gra ham." She gave a short laugh. "My mother waa a Leslie. There were no boys in the family, so I was given a name that should Deiong to a Doy, just to keep it in daily use. But I guess it suits me. I hate feminine names. You're not a Westmoreland Leslie, of course?" The sharp eyes were focused on the girl's face. Leslie felt her heart in her throat. But she was spared the necessity of replying by the en trance of the man who had opened the gate for her. - "Hugh Wentworth." paid madame, presenting him, "the grandson of my dearest friend. I nave asKea mm nere for two weeks that I may make up my mind whether he is to be my heir or not. Miss Leslie, Hugh." There was a look of genuine ad miration in the young man's eyes as he acknowledged the Introduction. "I've got money enough of my own. I don't covet madame's thousands," he declared with . a boyish laugh. "They must go to those of her own blood." "Not a dollar to the daughter of a play acting woman, if that is what you mean," snapped madame. Leslie bit her lip. She let the slur pass, this once. But never again should her grandmother disparage her beautiful mother unrebuked. For a few days all went well. Les lie wrote madame's ietters. read to her, performed the duties of lady's maid. She would have welcomed any task that gave her the Joy of living in that charming house.- And then she began dimly to realize what a vivid part of the beautiful life for which she sighed Hugh Wentworth had already become. She fairly haunted the dear old garden. She knew Just where her father had loved to play when a boy, where he had walked and dreamed as a man. The sweet tangle with its hal lowed association had a charm of which she never tired. One late twilight she wandered un der the trees until the gold was quite gone from the sky. She had flung about her a wrap of oriertal silk, long and voluminous. It had been her mother's. She still had it on when she entered the quaint old library where her grandmother and Hugh sat in the lamplight. One look, and the old lady started voilently to her feet. "That cloak! How did you come by it?" she almost shrieked. Without waiting for a reply she crossed to her desk, fumbled in a secret drawer with trembling hands, and held a card photograph up to the light. Leslie gasped with dismay. Her mother's picture taken in this selfsame wrap. Madame glanced at it, then at the girl, white as the lace at her throat. ....... "Now I know why you look like an actress! That dancing puppet of the footlights was your mother!" Leslie drew herself up '.'Yes, and I am proud of the fact," she said. "Who would not be proud of such a mother the best woman in the world and the most beautiful?" ing the arm of her chair with her fist. cried, her voice rising louder and sharner with each word. "Leave m house this Instant! Leslie turned with a wonderful ges ture that was a legacy from the. stage. On the threshold she paused an in stant. - ' "Grandmother." she said, "I want you to forgive me for coming here like this. My ' poor father had told me so much about Overlook and the happy days of his boyhood I wanted to know more of the dear old place. And he always spoke so tenderly, for givingly of you. . He loved you in spite of your harshness; or he never would have named me Leslie. . after you." ' - - ' '. Madame- said nothing: she turned away her face. Hugh came 'dose up to the half-sobbing girl and took her canas in his. - "I am your, friend' he whispered. Now and always. Don't ' forget that." Unspeakable things were' in his eyes. A new, sweet Joy thrilled Leslie's heart as she climbed to her room. Nevertheless a few scalding drops fell among the belongings she gathered hurriedly together. Still enveloped in that picturesque old wrap she de scended the stairs. Hugh Wentworth was waiting in the lower hall. With out a word he - led her back to the carved mahogany chair, where sat Madame Graham like a queen upon her throne. - Slowly the old woman lifted her bowed head. There was a wonderful new softness in her wrinkled face. . NOhody ever called me grand mother before,'' she said brokenly. (Copyrighted 1811 by Associated Lit erary Press.) HUMOR OF TNE DAY Do you know anything about palm istry, Herbert?" she asked. "Oh, not much, he answered, with the air of modesty which is not intended to be im pliclty believed in. "Not a great deal. a CT "Kn 1 had an experience last night which might be considered a remarkable example of the art you mention. I hap pened to glance at the hand of a f riend of mine, and I Immediately predicted that he would presently become the possessor of a considerable amount of money. Be fore he left the room he had a nice little sum handed to him." "And you told it m, his hand?" "Yes; it had four aces in it. Exchange, ' The proposed appointment of a coal off i ce?T ? tha London county council re calls the experience of a canvasser who was doing his best to win over a lady to the interest of the progressive candi date. Among other good works of the council in the cause of the people he men tioned the protection it gave to purchasers ? 5. by appointing inspectors to see that just weight was given by the street venders. And well I know It," screamed S.u adv' have ruined my poor lather! who had been a coal merchant. Argonaut. A Fanciful Quest. "What kind of an appointment do you want?" "Well," said the applicant, "what I'd like Is one of those positions in which a man can make a hit by seeing that nobody else has a sinecure." Houston Chronicle. JZVl1 ,me ePert on tact kindly tell us ,n ,man to, do when he discovers f- i y V1 morning that his only shirt h , ,he burea" of the guest room, and rLladV. Cmpay ln there ls stiH asleep? Jjetroit Free Press. , A good-sized squad of newspaper men, nr5fS;,,and. Yi8-ffers flanked the Wt'iX kept their eyes on the road f of the secret service guard for the approach of the carriage containing Colonel Roosevelt and Senator Lodge. The wait wilf. mora than two hours long and con fioP, flourisked at times. One knot fell to discussing Roosevelt. "The secret of his success," said a villager, 'Is that n? llf f oodl.ma.n "That makes me think ?Lr d5ath of Casey." replied another. When Casey lay in his coffin a neigh bor looked long at his face and then said he,wSow' 'He waa a Kood man, Mrs. Casey. 'He was that,' she replied. 'It always tuk more thari two cops to handle him.' "Argonaut. "A - Chance. We didn't get to attend fn0lr?n F"tnk. 5?iI,Iand'8 CattalS banquet hi Dallas, but Will West, of Livingston, Tex., sent us five gallons of ribbon cane syrup and Winifred Davis, of Meshop pen. Pa., sent us one gallon of maple syrup and Mr. Gardien. of Gonzales, sent us a sack of pecans, and M. P. Daniels, w y?n' senS V? asack of walnuts, and J. W. Jones, of Harlingen, sent us a four and a half pound turnip, and several handsome gentlemen and beautiful ladies sent us boxes of cigars, so it looks as if "'WLt. till all right Houston iost. GLOBE SIGHTS,. From the Atchison Globe grlvaeungf d natur6d Person is often ag- No one but a bald-headed man can wear acap without keeping his hair mussed .n?i n,es:Iec,n yur energies ln try clLsB.'8 a yOU llvlns n About the only system of beating a onWlkUff!0 ,CaVe " alODe r ? lS About the only thing we can think of SefaiVomregrown!kerS 13 taat .im?n who has an ambition to save morUeS?han ffi h,m"elf UBUal,y ave nth,main tears. his 8hirt much for the other fellow unless he expects two new ones as a reward for his effort. This is the season of the year when the farmer takes a day of rest and greases two or three sets of harness. ..J?1!6?. dld anyone ever grow as fine vegetables or as beautifu? flowers as those shown in the seed catalogues? .Beaujy hInt: 7he horse vm soon begin to shed, and. while horse hair is hard to handle, it looks better than Jute. Did you ever know a man who was a I,. T$en schoolboy who amounted to anything after he was 25? You can flatter a woman by telling her she looks like an actress, but it makes a. man mad to be hiM va u... actor. . V " P ,you "member the old-time Janitor who liked to fire up the stoves ln church until he got them what he called a cherry -red"? T f a man iIiami1! i-i . . . ... u iusiov ins WHICH is a riaLregulator' he 18 apt to brag on his ability to remember faces. We all have our little weaknesses. Aviation will have to become a good deal better developed than it is before there will be much of a demand for iour- "ion may have observed what usually happens to the man who believes he can present his own case better than the smartest lawyer in town. No man likes to have his wife push a carpet sweeper toward his feet about the time he gets comfortably seated in a rocking chair to read the evening paper Another rural holiday whlcU isn't on our calendar is the public sale which the farmer attends and geta home mo late he has to do the chores by lantern light. REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR. From the New York Press. Youth can gain sense by losing youth Marriage is a lottery with a chance for men, but never women, to draw a prize A woman can think the baby is going to be a great singer because it can howl all night. People who live in glass houses throw stones in the hope that somebody else's will be smashed first. Women learn a little something about politics in spite of the jumbled explanac lions their busbanda give them of u.