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THE TOPEKA DAILY, STATE JOURNAL WEDNESDAY EVENING, NO VEIIBEB 1, 1911.
elm tate Jiaxtrrtal By FRANK P. MAC LEXXAX. Entered July 1, 1S75, as second-class matter at the postoflice at Topeka, Kan., Under the act of congress. J VOLUME XXXVIII .No. 235 Official State Paper. Official Paper City of Topeka. TT1BMS OV RITBSCRIPTTON. Dally edition, delivered by carrier, 10 cents a week to any part of Topeka, or suburbs, or at the same price in any Kan sas town where the paper has a carrier Fjstem. By mall, one vear jo.ou Hy mail, six months Jf" By mail. 100 days, trial order 1M) BELL TELEPHONES. Business Office jii Reporters' Room A INDEPENDENT TELEPHONES. Private branch exchange. Call 107 and ask The State Journal operator lor per son or department desired. Topeka State Journal building, 800 and 802 Kansas, avenue, corner Eighth. New York Office: 250 Fifth avenue, Paul Block, manager. Chicago Office: Steger building, Paul Block, manager. t . FtLL LEASED WIRK REPORT OF 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 ganization for the exclusive afternoon publication in Topeka. The news is received in The State Jour nal building over wires for this sole purpose. The price of sugar has begun to go down. Still it is not attaining any thing1 like the speed it did in going up. Only two short weeks now, and the quail of Kansas will be exceedingly wise birds if they hide out for a fort night. Matters might be much worse these days in Kansas. Seven of her sister states are in the throes of guberna torial campaigns. President Taft would be an ingrate, Indeed, were he not friendly to labor unions. He gets full-fledged cards in them without having to put in any time learning the trades they repre sent. For unadulterated bravery, the city commissioners are in a class by them selves. They have declared a war on the Topeka plumbers those hereto fore unmolested monarehs of all they surveyed. Dr. Loveland surely did not have Kansans in mind when he said that the people of this land enjoyed too much liberty. Or at least that would not appiy if all the laws of Kansas were enforced to the letter. It's too bad any attention was paid to Dave Leahy's foolish effusion that Kansas wants no more people within her confines. Another spasm of end lets letter-writing on the part of JDave is sure to be the result. ----- - :- - ' The Manchu dynasty has thrown up the sponge. It will give the rebels the complete constitutional government for which they've been fighting. The ques tion now arises: Will the Chinamen know how to manage one? Having formally designated Novem ber 3 0 as Thanksgiving Day, President Taft has incidentally provided the op portunity for the governors built that way to indulge in flowery flights of language, and imagination as well. If a million women in six of the states are considered competent to vote at the next presidential election, there is no good reason why the same priv ilege should not soon be extended to the women of all the other states. CHAPTER X. TBeing an unexpected continuation of the last chapter due to somewhat extrava gant and hardly warranted liberties taken by press correspondents with Chapter IX. It was the intention of the "author' to devote some little space in this chapter to show why he believed in the Typographical Union and why, during earlier years he regretted that he was not eligible, because of incom petency, to join a union of this kind. The writer of this article was prob ably the first newspaper man in To peka to recognize the Typographical Union in such a manner that it has be come a power for the members there of, and an influence alike for the wel fare ami Industrial peace of the pub lisher but this is another story and it will probably appear in Chapter XI or XII. The liberality with which the To peka correspondent of the eastern press has taken Chapter IX seems to make it necessary to at once devote the greater part of this chapter to a subject which was pretty well ex hausted in last evening's paper. Here is a sample of the very kindly, though rather broad, treatment given in an introduction printed in the Kan sas City Journal to several sections of the previous chapter aforesaid, follow ing a statement that the State Journal now had taken the ground that "the Kansas 'insurgents' are badly scat tered and at sea over the presidential situation and not likely to present a united front next year." That "he." meaning the "author"' aforesaid, "points out that Theodore Roosevelt's silence is responsible," for said lack of harmonv and cohesiveness. To all of which this subscriber would say: Xfi the first place, the editorial must -have been rather hastily read by the correspondent who otherwise dealt so kindly and gently with the subject matter. It was not stated by this paper that Theodore Roosevelt was responsible for the fact that the insurgents could not get together on a presidential pos sibility. We don't know who is re sponsible for that may be the gen e:al irresponsibility, or lack of vital allegiance, of the insurgent body to the Republican, or Democratic, party but the Colonel? Certainly not. He had nothing to do with the ease so far as information extends, and that may not be very far. What the editorial did say was this, that pending and during and after the great Chicago conference of insur gents held last week "the silence of Colonel Roosevelt was ominous." Here are further facts in this con nection: Mr. MacLennan has neither seen nor talked with Colonel Roosevelt lor a year. A meeting with the latter is always a red letter day event, but whether the writer was too busy, or whether the opportunity was not af forded, the pleasure was denied. No such surmised conference, as that in timated j above, was held.-. - - SUNDAY LAWS VS. REST DAYS. Sunday laws In the United States were put on the statute books through the efforts of churchmen, writes John A. Fitch in The Survey. They are no mere rest-day laws, these restrictions that have come down in America from Colonial days. They are designed just to protect the Sabbath from desecra tion. But where our fathers needad a law to protect a religious institution, we need a law to protect men. And In a complex age we are vainly trying to accomplish the latter 1 through the medium of the old Sunday laws. Tne Sunday laws have failed to meet the test in a commercial age. And I am wondering how long the church Is go ing to remain ouiescent. Long ago t struck with vigor for legislation that would protect the Sabbath, and got t. And then, because the time changed. the legislation failed. But after all "the Sabbath was made for man. Man is the more Important. Will not the church strike with vigor to day for legislation that will protect man? A law requiring one day of rest in seven, regardless of which day it is. for all workmenabsolutely demanding that one rest-day with no loop-holes of "necessity p.nd charity" would result in two things. The industries necessar ily continuous would add one-seventh to tneir working force, and let on seventh cf their force by rotation rest each day in the week. But it would cost more to employ a larger working force, and the industries not neces sarily continuous would close down on Sundays. Thus the Sabbath would be better protected than it Is now; thus men would be protected from the necessity of working seven days .i week in order to hold their Jobs. A man who has one day of rest a week, whether of his own choice or by com pulsion, is a better worker, a better citizen, and a better man than one who works every day, even if his rest-day is not Sunday. KANSAS COMMENT JOURNAL ENTRIES SOCIAL CENTERS. For a century or so, the lines of VV hit tier, "Still sits the school house by the road, A ragged beggar sunning," have fitted in perfectly with the condi tion of the country school buildings all over this country for most of the year. For a few hours each day during the winter months, these simple shrines of knowledge have been used to hear the pupils in their elementary studies, then childish feet have gone "storming out to playing" and the building has become one of the most desolate of structures. This condition has prevailed since the time of the old log school house with its puncheon floor and split log seats; and it might always have prevailed but for the growing feeling that the school house could become a social center and that around it should radiate the life of the rural communities in a way that would give the taxpayers some return for the investment in school property by making life more pleasant as well as giving everv resident of the district some direct benefit. The old spelling match and the lit erary society- where questions of national and international Import were settled with ease and accuracy were steps in this direction but they have been in a large measure discontinued with nothing to replace them. At such a time the educators of Kan sas, and the state can note with consid erable pride that Kansans are leaders in this movement, are considering plans for giving the people of the districts some direct benefit from their school taxes. University extension lectures, night schools for the benefit of those who are unable to attend daring the day or for older members of the community, scien tific and literary clubs, literary societies and social gatherings; these and other meetings are planned for the country school house and the time is not far away when the lonesome looking building on the prairies will be the center of life the year around and will occupy more completely the place which Fourth of July orators with inspiring eloquence ac cord it. The country school house has its part in the improvement of life in the coun try districts and if the plans now ort foot in Kansas are carried out that structure will be an important factor in making the back to the farm movement a suc cess. salina Journal. THE MIRROR. Within a wondrous glass, A wondrous magic mirror, I gaze and see my features nobler shown Than I can dare to own Oh, nobler, fairer, dearer, Which inward graces brightea as they pass! How beautiful, how strange To note so wondrous graces! A queen might feel her scepter cheaply sold If she could thus behold A glass wherein her face is Beyond desire made fair by magic change. Such mirrors no one buys. But they may freely own them Who rightly love, who gladly greet the time. All these will have sublime Their souls and features shown them. Nobly renewed within their children's Horace Halley, In the Century. HIE EVENING STORY Kansas pays her legislators $3 a day for a fifty-day session. A proposition is before the New York voters to in crease the salaries of their legislators from $1,500 a year each to $3,000 for assemblymen p.nd $3,500 for senators. Shame on Kansas! George von L. Meyer, secretary of the navy, says that in another year the United States will have the finest navy in the world. And from the rebuffs that the dove of universal peace is get ting nowadays, it is likely that the United States will need a navy of that sort before long. Now comes some testimony to the effect that former Mayor Busse of Chicago was responsible for the elec tion of Lorimer. At one time or an other every prominent politician among the Democrats and Republi cans of Illinois has been accused of having been responsible for the elec tion of Lorimer. A "dark horse" in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination seems to have been uncovered in the person of Governor Simeon E. Bald win of Connecticut, whose name, it is said, will certainly be presented to the national convention. There is no rea son to believe, though, that he will run very fast or far, unless it be in the wrong direction. This being president of the United States assuredly has a few drawbacks. Because he has to lirt his hat to the admiring people so often. President Taft has been compelled to purchase a new one, making three new hats for him in less than that many months. With the ordinary plug citizen of this wonderful country a hat falls far short of doing its full duty if it does not wear for at least three years. Missourians have just dedicated a cross-state highway of the good roads order. Iowa has had one for some time. There hasn't even been very much talk of one in Kansas. In the Sunflower state, the public officials whose business it is to project and promote such great and important pub lic improvements, are too busy all the time playing personal politics for the consummation of their political ambition Here is a most remarkable editorial. Read it. It is worth while. It is not only beautifully worded but the senti ment is broad and fine: "JOSEPH PULITZER "A towering figure in national and in ternational journalism has passed away; a mighty democratic force in the life of this nation and in the activity of the world has ceased; a great power uniformly ex erted in behalf of popular rights and human progress is ended. Joseph Pulitzer is dead. "Joseph Pulitzer was the founder and foremost exemplar of modern journalism i the great originator and exponent of the journalism of action and achievement. "In his conception, the newspaper was not merely a money making machine. It was the instrument of the will and power of its hundreds of thousands of readers, the fulcrum upon which that power could be exerted in the accomplishment of broad and beneficial results. "Joseph Pulitzer knew the necessity of making his newspapers financially suc cessful, and lie was an .able business man. but it is as a great editor that he will be most honored and remembered. "Joseph Pulitzer was a democrat in doc trine and in deed. He came from the peo ple, understood the alms and aspirations of the people, sympathized with the senti ments of the people and labored to ex press in his newspapers the popular need and the popular will. "Not tile great success which Joseph Pulitzer achieved nor the great wealth which he accumulated nor his association with men of selfish purposes and class prejudices ever deprived him of his essen tial democracy or calloused him to the re quirements of the democratic masses. "The cause of the people Joseph Pulitzer and his newspapers ever espoused ably and intelligently, sympathetically and powerfully. In his death journalism has lost a leader, the people a champion, the nation a valuable citizen. "May his sons continue his far reaching work for their father's greater glory, for their own reputation and for the public good. "WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST." The significance, strength and broth erly feeling of one fellow journalUt toward a departed competitor as fitting ly expressed above is certainly remark able, most unusual, and likewise, most encouraging. For years and years Pulitzer and Hearst have been antagonists of the fiercest character. They were anti theses indeed. There was a long con tinued mighty struggle for supremacy resulting in what might be termed a drawn battle. So that in recent years the two great newspapers in New York owned by Pulitzer, namely, the Morning and the Evening World, and the two owned by William Randolph Hearst, the New York Morning American and the New York Evening Journal, have been mov ing along exemplary lines, each with the other apparently striving for the bettermena of the human race, and a new government based on civic prin ciples for the city which is the metrop olis of this country and the seat of publication for both. So that before the death of either, both saw new standards of journalism that strove to build up both the paper and the city without necessarily the destruction of any worthy interest of either. To Be Continued in Next Issue. Dr. D. M. Fisk, of Washburn, seems to have developed into a first class pes simist. Religious conditions in Topeka are not quite as drab as he paints them. - - i Many a would-be-vocalist could cone nearer filling the bill by substituting for a fog-horn. Question for debate: Would so many men fall asleep in church if something else was on the program in place of the sermon? , Girls seldom indulge in a seriou3 quarrel with each other unless it is about a man. And. as a matter of fact, no man is worth righting over. When a man is caught with his watch run-down, he is likely to say. "Last night was the first time in five years that I've forgotten to wind my watch." Some of the wise men are saying that certain girls are making great prepar ations to take advantage of their op portunities when Leap Year rolls around in the near future. Does any one know of an authenticated instance where a girl has proposed to a man, either during a Leap Year, or any other year? JAYNAWKER JOTS Related, by the Hiawatha World: "How are you?" asked the girl in the hobble skirt of the girl with the pic ture hat. "I'm out of sight," said she of the big hat. "How are you?" "Oh, I can't kick," said the hobble skirt girl. A Humboldt youth, who just recent ly broke into the dry goods business, but who doesn't want his name men tioned, is rather new on some of the dry goods terms, says the Herald. One of the young ladies of "The Creek" which showed here last night stepped into the store where he is employed this morning and asked to see a "dickey." "I'm sorry, ma'am, my name is Tommr, and we have a Jim mie on the other side, but I don't know any Dickey," was the reply. An Ottawa man' says he is going to "start something" this winter at the first social function he attends where there are an even number of men and women, all of them husbands and wives. He says he will start a ballot by the men- at which they will vote for the most popular woman present. But he also claims to have inside information that not every woman will receive the vote that be longs to her and that would naturally be supposed to be cast for her by her husband. Then, he fears, things will happen. Ottawa Herald. A social note in the Cimarron Jack sonian: Any one watching a monkey can readily imagine that one would be capable ,of doing things to the furn ishings of a house if left alone. That is about what Luther's monkey did the other day. During a hard wind its cage turned over and as no one happened to be at home the monk went into the house and began to play havoc. He tore the hands off the clock, broke a nice piece of statuary, gathered all the medicine bottles he could find and emptied them on the carpets, piled bric-a-brac on the floor, and, taking it all around, a very pleas ant time was had, and the guest de parted at a late hour voting that he had had a most enjoyable time. STICK TO YOUR BUSH. Young man, stick to your bush. This was an advice of a father given to his vounsr son. who for the first time was per mitted to go out In the woods with the other boys of the community to gather gooseberries. The boy was already to go when the father called him to his side and asked him what he was going to do when he got to the place where the goose berries were. The boy quickly answered that he was going to pick berries. "Now, be sure you do," said the father, "when you strike a bush full of berries stick to it as long as there is a berry on it. Do not leave one bush before you are through with it and seek another in the hope of bettering yourself, you will find that the other boys will do just this very thing, but those who do will return without berries and very tired boys." This little advice applies to everything else. Stick to your bush if vou want to gather any fruits of this world. A roaming sneep naraiy ever gets verv fat. You will notice that a young man who is continually changing his positions hardly ever amounts to any thing in the world. ' And the men who are doing things in the world are the men who stuck to their bush when they were boys. So, voung man, if you'd amount to anything on this side of the Universe, stick to your bush. .Lincoln Sentinel. A RUTHLESS WASTE. , It costs seven hundred dollars to fire one of our big battleship guns just once. A comfortable little home shot away every time one of those guns is fired. A college education for aome worthy young person blown away hi. one blast. A very good library burned tip in the' flash of a gun. A year's gospel to the heathen ex ploded in a second of time. How long, oh how long, will a Christian civilization stand for this? Baldwin Ledger. T FROM OTHER PENSli VAFFYDILS BY tj. NOALL. Yelling loudly into the man's ear, Nick Chiles is reported to have said, if a man is a pa is a pan a ma? He lives around here some place. 1 know his face. Jumping tip he bellowed loudly. ir Alaska is a territory, is real estate?" Aw! Give 'im his hat. He lost his wig. Tn a husky voice he then whispered, "If Hymie owes me $10 does he owe Maximilian?" You hit the nerve! Ouch, Doc! POINTED PARAGRAPHS. his From the CMcago News. A man always wins a fight in mird. It's awfully hard to sidetrack people you don't like. But beautiful houses do not necessarily make beautiful homes. It's easy for a man to admire his wife's relations if she hasn't any. Talk not of your charitable acts, but let them speak for themselves. Many a man saves money only to loso it hy lending It to somo man who didn't save any. And it's easier for a woman to trust her husband than It is to find a grocer willing to do It. BENEVOLENT ASSIMILATION. Occasionally there "still is heard an echo of the bld academic opposition to the possession of the Philippine islands by this country. Usually it takes the form of a slurring reference to "benevolent as similation." Yet there is a strong prob ability that in a short time this feeling will disappear as did the popular dissat isfaction regarding the purchase or Alaska. The United States is making good before the world its declaration that its intentions toward the Filipinos were benevolent. Today, in the Philip pines, there are 500,000 children in schools operated under the American system. Of these 100,000 are receiving instruction in the industrial arts. This makes it cer tain that in time English will be the dis tinguishing language of the islands. A thousand miles of railroads have been commenced and more than half com pleted. Financially, the Philippines are costing this country nothing aside from the ex pense ot maintaining a part of the army there. The entire expense of the civil government is being provided for by tariffs and a system of revenue taxes. And the intelligent Filipinos realize the great improvement brought about in the welfare of the people by the difference between the revenue collected for this purpose and the heavy taxes wrung from them by the Spaniards, to oe aiviuea oe tween "grafting officials and the royal treasurv in Madrid. The future of the Filipinos undoubtedly lies with themselves. If, when they have reached the stage of development where thev are capable of governing them selves, thev desire independence, there is little doubt that they will obtain it. Cleveland Leader. o TENDENCIES. With Turkey as a constitutional govern ment and China as a coming republic, the twentieth century begins auspiciously as a new era. England's great advance toward democracy, and in this country the pri mary and direct election are parts of the spirit that fills the air. Back of it all is the old doctrine of human rights, which declares that govern ment was made for man and not man for government. Government sometimes forgets this doctrine and acts as if man was made for It. China has been running on that idea and so has Turkey, and in modified way, so have our Anglo-Saxon friends, including ourselves. We made a great deal of grand doctrine of a govern ment for the people, of the people and by the people, but forget it in many ways. The problem of the age is to put that doctrine Into practice, not as a sentiment merely, but as a reality. No man has a right to get rich or loaf on the public j treasure. Mankind is fighting that idea everywhere. There is the tendency. In a few years it will work out all right. There are hopes that we will get back to paradise some day and a government for the people. Ohio State Journal. THE IRRIGATION CONGRESS. The lrigatlon congress, which meets next winter in Chicago, should give its meetings more of a popular touch than they have had. It should give wider range and scope to its educative features. It should extend the information- it has about what the government Is doing for the man who' seeks a home on the soil. It should emphasize the fact that Uncle Sam has reclaimed millions of acres of land, placed irrigation within easy reach and made the land a most tempting bait to set before any man looking for a good oportunlty out in the great west. All this is quite as important as the technical, side of the congress' work. Its technical side has done much that Is not to be deprecated, but the movement has reached the place where it should take on more of the popular Interest. Omaha, Bee. Angel of the Inn. (By Temple Bailey.) High above them, on the mountain, was the thatched roof of the inn. "In one hour," Gregory said, rap turously, "I shall see her." Morgan looked at him, enviously. "If I were as young as you, and love was waiting for me, I'd thank the gods." They rode for a mile in silence, then Morgan asked, "How In the name of all that's wonderful did that lady of yours manageto follow this way to the heights ?" Gregory explained eagerly. "She was a little child in her mother's arms. There's a mystery Mercedes doesn't know why they came. But they took refuge in the inn. It was kept then by a native of the country and his wife. Mrs. Harding made herself necessary to them, and when they died she took charge 'Angel of the Inn' the na tives call her. "She doctors them, and they have great faith In her," he went on, "and the food is famous! she has the art of making every meal a feast." "That sounds promising. You may live on love, Gregory, but I yearn for the fleshpots." "She'll give you such a dinner! Chicken and omelette, and coffee!" As they approached the little host elry, Morgan eyed it curiously. A girl stood on the porch, shading her eyes with her hand. "That's Mercedes," said Gregory. Morgan saw the girl run down to meet her love; saw the youthful grace of her figure and then he saw her face! He swayed In his seat, recovered himself, and managed to acknowledge Gregory's radiant presentation. All blushes and happiness the girl greeted him. "Shall we go Into the garden? Mother is there." Morgan hung back. "If if you don't mind," he stammered, "I'll brush up a bit first," and in spite of Greg ory's protests, he left them. Alone at last in his room on the first floor, he faced the situation. Twenty years ago he had loved and married Mary Harding. They had a few months of happiness, then, after the birth of little Mercedes, had come es tre.ngement, separation. He had never been sure how he had failed. He was a busy doctor, and she had doubted his devotion. One day. in a whirl of indignation, she had gone, disappeared utterly. He was a silent man, but he had suf fered. He had been so unconscious of neglect. He had thought her a child, pleased with playthings, and he had found his happiness in supplying them. And now they were to meet at last in this remote South American coun try. He had hoped It might be so when Gregory had told him of the girl up in the mountains near the camp where the young man had been stationed. In the face of her mother's displeasure, Mercedes had promised to marry her lover when he came back from his trip home. Morgan had fol lowed the clew and out there in the sunlight was Mary, the wife of his youth! He stood up and saw through the window, the rocky garden, rising ter race above terrace to a little summer house that was set like a shrine on the pinnacle. There were many people in the garden, pale, poor, sick people, and among them walked a gracious figure a woman in whose eyes shone the tenderness which makes Borne women mothers of all helpless things. As the poor creatures in the garden swayed toward her, she held out her hands to them. "My children," he heard her say, "it is late. I must rest. But for you there shall be a little feast, here in the garden. You are my guests. Good night." She came down the terrace, followed by their murmurs of gratitude. And this serene and gracious saint was his pliant child-wife! What mar vel had been wrought in her? He felt that he could not meet her before curious eyes. It would not be fair to Mercedes. So, as she passed, he opened his lat tice wide. "Mary!" Her eyes met his, and the color went out of her face. "You here?" "Yes. I came with Gregory. I thought I recognized in Mercedes At one time he was very near and dear to me. When you were a baby he often held you in his arms." You knew me?" turned to Mor gan. "Yes- " he came over and took her hands in his "I I am your father, Mercedes." She clung to him. sobbing. "But mother said you were dead." "He was dead to me." Mary told her. "I left him because he did not love me. I, who would have died for him, had no place in his life I was pushed aside for other interests. That's what men do to women. Mercedes. That's what men do to women!" From put of the silence that follow ed the wild cry came her husband's voice, sternly: "And what do women do to men? You thought I cared only for my pro fession," he continued, heavily. "Shall I tell you, then, what happened? My love for you had been the mainspring of my existence. When you left me I was a broken man today I am a ruin ed one. I have spent the years and my rortune in searching for you. Noth ing else has mattered. My income is a mere pittance, my life tends toward nothing. That is what a woman can do to a man, Mary." She stared at him as one who wakes from a dreadful dream. "You cared as much as that?" At that moment she came into her heritage of loving wifehood. She went over to the man bowed in deep dejec tion before her. "You shall stay here with me, Oliver," she said. "I I need you, dear you can help me with my people I have longed bo often for a surgeon who could do the things that you can do we can work together." "Mary," he said, brokenly, and she crept into his arms, and, with her head pillowed on his breast, she talked of the wo.iderful future which they would spend together. And Gregory and the girl stole away to tne garden, with dinner forgotten, everything forgotten, except the won der of the love that never dies. (Copyright, 1911, by Associated Liter ary Press.) RY THE WAY BY HARVEY PARSONS. EVENING CHAT BY RUTH CAMERON. Did it ever occur to you that there is such a thing as selfishness of obligation? I think there is. "Yes, I would have given anything to stay a week longer, but they wouldn't let me pay a cent for my board, and I didn't feel right to, without. I know thev want to be kind, but it really cut my vacation in half." The speaker was a hard-working little woman. She was persuade.? to tk rare and much needed breathing spell iiua summer, cjne week: or this viiati,,.! she spent with some friends who, al though not much better off in u.-ni-i,iii- goods than she, manage to have a sum- iner coiiage. The other week she spent at home be cause these friends would not let her contribute a little towards the expense of the cottage. So what was undoubtedly meant kindly on the part of her friends, ended by working a great deprivation to her How often people do things like that from a mistaken sense of kindness. And how often It makes other people uncomfortable or works deprivation to them as in this case. I know a girl who is very skillful at doing little dinner and dance cards. Her friends often want to get her to do some thing of the sort for them, but although she always seems glad to do the work she will never take any payment and so they do not feel like asking her to help them out. The result 1, that they pay a professional a much larger price "Last summer," I heard a woman sav Just the other day, "I got a little neighbor of mine to take care of mv cat while I was away Of course I paid for its food. f " .'ien 1 ,ca.me back 1 wanted to pay the little girl for the care, but her par ents wouldn't let her take n cent. I felt '"V, "'" course tils summer I eouldn t ask her again. It would have been a great convenience to me and t know the little girl would be glad to do dniorTBi,hI vcs ca,ts' but what can yu way " People are so foolish thai So 'do I. There are many times when gracious acceptance of mono., .r. ' : , - j t ri I( tie rpn. dered. even when the transaction is be tWPen Srl''J)as- is the h'shest courtesv And I think those people who will' not accept such payment are selfish r . gation. They want to keen Boston scientist has discovered thru goats milk Is an effective J;'K cure, but at that the cure will be hard to introduce. There Is small choice b' tween being full of booze and full cf Bohunk cheese. The brain of the New York Fprcial writer is. apparently, attached to tlr; underneath side of the liver. His view is narrow, and the greenness of him cannot be duplicated in depth of t't,.j by the greenest, of country yokels. Whn writing of a western man, ho seems to feel that he must add some "b'gosli" stuff to convince the reader thnt the Interview is genuine. Hon Dodd Gaston is the latest victim of the New Yotk humorist. The alleged interview which has been making the rounds Kince tlio sci3Sorman clipped it from a New York sheet. describes Mr. Gaston mi B'gosher from B'goshville. Mr. Gaston could, of course, take the writer of that story out and loose him or soli him a gold brick. He could also edit his alleged humor to advartige. or tcil him what to wear with open-faced after-dark clothes. Maybe Mr. Gaston was playing horse with the New York writer, but the chances are that when he called, the managing editor waa ou and the cub on dog-watch constructed the story with no foundation other than Mr. Gaston's card. f ha 1 . eternally under obligation. And since a everyone knows, being under too neav v obligation is uncomfortable, that Is reallv a selfish .tat. e 13 lemiy Of course there n r. t offer to pay for things mere,; ou Sf po! hteness or a sense of dutv P But I think such r,n, ' cernible. - cBJ,y Qls. Far more often peonle want not ''feel nn ln rder that not reel un..er uncomfortable obligation and in order that they mav feel free To timefr theSe Same Bervl's -anom' Surely in such cases the kindest mnil After looking over some of the com ments on Dave Leahy's latest, one might suspect that Dave has been nut ting on his celebrated imitation of si parrot again. A French professor h:is dimovorrj that wine Improves the baltirie aver age or his hens. Tho answer may be that he drank the wine before count ing the eirss. It is charged that Italian troops ate slaughtering Arab women as well a Arab men. This is indeed sad. but In a country where the nightgown is the prevailing fashion in men's garments, a distinction in sex would require a line of investigation which the bus. bashful Italian soldier may not have time or inclination to "pull off." Headlines, at their best, are deceit ful. In Tuesday's edition was found: "Dawson is Silent." The body of the story explained that Dawson had ne glected to be interviewed upon one subject. The six-year old Emperor of China should not be charged with the royal hog-wash which has been printed over his royal rubber stamp. Whiln his royal surrender to the roughnecks win being passed around, he was, in all probability, sitting in the royal nursery and wondering how soon his keeper would feed him his royal rice. ADVERTISING TALKS BY WILLIAM C. FRKKMAN Harding a possibility of hope "And now that you ae here what?" "I want you in my life again, Mary "To play my little part? No, Oliver. My days here are full of interest. I cannot go back to be a plaything." You were never that. "I was never your comrade, your companion, your helpmate. I wanted to stand by your side, fighting, not to be thrust aside She was flaming with the thought of her grievance, but he said only, "I love you." "I cannot call It that and I cannot go back with you." "When Mercedes marries Gregory, what then?" "He shall not marry her. I shall confess my unhappiness. I have never told her the truth." "She has a right to know, and Greg ory has- a right. You must not forget that, Mary." "I do not forget that men seem to have all the rights." Her steady eyes sent forth a challenge. "If the time has come to tell Mercedes, I shall have the strength to do It- But I must be alone." "No." he said, sharply; "let me, too, plead my cause with my daughter." She seemed to make up her mind rapidly. "Come then," she cried, "to my room. There she shall choose." The lovers came reluctantly. "Dinner Is ready," Mercedes pro tested." "It can wait. There are more im portant things, dearest." For a mo ment Mary's voice faltered, then she said, quietly, "This gentleman Mr. Morgan, has a claim, on our attention. GLOBE SIGHTS fFrom the Atchison Globe. From the Atchison Globe .tlsaSer'6 'tS CharmS' but th?rl1;inthefcrTn,be1r.Wn " No one should have n ri-u,ira -,-! baby, and say it rVmblS";kia,n"t R tv,liher 8hu,d a lecturer find fault with the women for talking a. good deal. theTea,BtUp!..i,Vat Tv."" "barmen, have tne least excuse for their occupation Dna la ... . , ," "pea or goss p as beimr of feminine gender, but he needn't. The fact that It is easier to agree than argue has fooled a lot of candidates Among other little superstitions Is the belief that the dollar mark is a good sign About the time the historical society be him notlce a man- other people forget A man with whiskers Is apt to waxte more time on them than it would take him to shave. "p However, many men who can't remem ber names seem to be getting along quite Except to the barkeepers, the Good Fel iitTe Infer"8"""5' aS Sd to peoP'e a his Tramps are not the only ones who are too fond of travel, although thev have the worst case of it. . A man who starts out by saving he will make a short talk, so often fa'lls to make good his preface. If a boy doesn't have chapped hands at the proper season, he Is apt to be a molly coddle In other respects. The people may not always be on the right side, but It Is a large and difficult task to convince them. AVe are also Inclined to question the theory that a somnambulist is so much more sure footed than a mule. The "Optimist" of the Philadelphia North American. .Mr. L. M. Hodges, sal at a luncheon table with a number of friends recently, and tlie suhfert of character in advertising was brought up and discussed. Mr. Hodges related an experience that he had In Philadelphia with a merchant irom wnom he has bought many suits of clothes. He called In the store wirne time ago and the proprietor said to hiin: "1 am closing out some suits here tht cost me at wholesale 1S. $1S and Ji, a suit I am going to sell them at Just exact Iv what !hy cost me. There are some odds and ends and odd sizes and broken lots that 1 do not want to carry over. Maybe you can find a suit among these that will fit you and that you will like." I looked around and got a suit tlmt fitted me and paid the wholesale price for It. I knew I was irettlnif a bargain, be cause the man I dealt with was h respon sible, absolutely reliable business man. 1 said to him nt the time; "Whenever you have anything of (his kind why don't you advertise in the news papers and tell the fuels In the same way you told them to me, using Identically the same language? "You bear a good reputation, so votir advertising will be convincing. You do not have to use formal phrnKeoloKy tn your copy -all you need to do is to talk in your advertlsem- nts just an you talk to a customer. That kind of copy is be lievable and very effective." Then he turned to Ms friends and said: "That Is my idea of character In adver tising. "The printed word Is merely the oral word of the man who conducts the busi ness. It renects the chHracter of the msn. If it Is sincere and straightforward, the man Is sincere ano straightforward as a rule. If It Isn't sincere, the public will soott find it out. "The mwnnnl who tn Iks to his custom. ers as frankly and truthfully as he talks to his wife and children builds a business that nobody enn tear down. Customers believe in and stick to him. No other kind of adveriisiiiK is worth while." Don't you think that -Mr. Ifdir Is right? (To be continued.) REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR. From the New York Press. All a man seems to need to do a foolsh thing is to know better. There's a world of hopes; there's a uni verse of disappointments. Some men are so unlucky all the time that they can't get hold of any money,' even in a dream. It takes only talent for a woman to get a man in love with her; it takes genius to keep hira thera.. O AKEK .MEDITATIONS. I From the Philadelphia I'.ecord.) Some grass widows are old enough to b hay widows. Many a man Is kept short through his own shortcomings. You can drive a pen to Ink, but you can't make It think. We don't often get a show unless we have the price of admission. There t.s a difference between hoping for the best and really expecting It. Nature sometimes play's a joke hy plac ing a laurel wreath on a bald head. A man is known by the company he. keeps, and by the conversation he bands out. Political economy may be all right, but political liberality counts for more at elec tion time. Many a man with one foot In the grav does enough kicking with the other to make up for it. Wlgg "Guzzler Is one of those fellows who want the earth." Wagg "And the fullness thereof." M uggins "Borrowell says be owes you a grudge." Buggins "I wish that was all Borrowed owed me." Rollingstone Nomoss "f sIr), fer de hm, wot flows wld milk an honey." Thirsty Thingumbob "Me fer de land wot fiuwa wid beer an' pretzels.' " V 1