THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURTTAI NOVEMBER, 8, 1912
Hopeka $tntr Journal
" By FRASK P. MAC LENNAN.
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No wonder the people of Monte
negro are so wild. Their kins writes
Beef la still going higher. An Illi
nois cow towers six feet from the
One of the troubles with the revolu
tion business In Mexico seems to be
that there is too much competition
In it. .
More fruit for the lawyers. A
Philadelphia man has died leaving
9100,000 without any Indication as to
Where It should go.
Atlantic City has the first woman
municipal comptroller In the United
States. 'But she is not the first woman
comptroller by a long shot.
Nor is there any doubt that Dudley
Doolittle did much more than that to
Fred S. Jackson in the congressional
contest in the Fourth district.
No less than 2,300 love letters were
(found among the effects of an Aus
tralian bachelor. Evidently he eith
er had to die or marry to stop them
One bookstore in Chicago sold 5,000
Bibles in September. Probably some
body told the Chicago people that it
was one of the latest publications out.
Pierre Loti announces that he ad-r-.ires
the freshness of the American
girl. He is reticent, however, con
cerning the freshness of the American
Perhaps that Kastern Judge who
has declared the safety razor to be a
dangerous weapon, tried to strop the
blade with one pf those patented ap
pliances. Dr. Brooks of Geneva, who discov
ered a comet at 4 o'clock the other
morning, hasn't a great deal to brag
about. Most men who stay out that
late discovere more than one.
That New York woman who wants
a divorce because her husband drinks
cologne can't be blamed much, con
sidering the odor of some of the con
coctions classed under that name.
Endless and sometimes queer are
the suggestions for abating the high
cost of living. The University of
Pennsylvania has placed on exhibi
tion a collection of cannibal weapons
More power to the strong arm of
the United States supreme court. Its
revision of the rules of procedure In
equity cases in the federal courts that
will reduce the cost of litigation and
eliminate delays, Is a progressive move
German army life is sure to lose
much of its attractions for the officers
Inasmuch as a criminal law has gone
into effect In Kaiserland which pro
vides a punishment of five years con
finement in prison for army officers or
any one else who participate in a
Some strong but appropriate lan
guage applied to the men who are
not sufficiently interested In the wel
fare of their state and nation to vote
on election day comes from a Baptist
clergyman of Hartford, Conn." He con
siders a non-voter to be worse than
a vote-seller, and adds that "God Al
mighty cannot guide an object that is
Refusing to bow to popular disap
proval and give up such chasers of
ennui as the "Turkey Trot," the "Griz
Ely Bear," the "Bunny Hug,' the
"Texas Tommy" and the "Boston Dip,"
some of the society leaders In the east
have combined the most attractive fea
tures of all these dances into a new
product that is called the "Argentine
Tango." Surely there can be nothing
objectionable to a dance that travels
under such a distinguished name.
A Mr. and Mrs. Kyler, of Denison.
Tex., were recently placed In a posi
tion to go the limit and break all rec
ords in the naming .of children after
men prominent in presidential cam
paigns. Just before election day they
were blessed with the arrival of trip
lets, all boys. And in order that one
of them would be sure to bear the
name of the next president of the
United States they designated the
boys as William Howard Taft Kyler,
Woodrow Wilson Kyler and Theodore
Roosevelt Kyler. Poor little tikes!
BRAINS WIN IN MODERN WAR.
Until Japan humbled Russia the be-
lief had been growing stronger and
wider among the white races and na-
tions of the earth that brown, yellow
and black warriors could no longer
hope to meet upon anything like even
terms the disciplined soldiers of the
modern military powers of theOccl-
dent. Under the tremendous impact
of Japanese victories over the Musco
vite hosts this belief gave way to a
possibly exaggerated estimate of the
latent prowess of Oriental peoples.
Now the perdulum swings back
again toward the older notion of Eur
opean and American inborn primacy
in arms. Again the news from battles
in which white armies have grappled
with the darker warriors of the east
inflates the pride and strengthens the
confidence of the western nations. They
see the Turks broken and decimated by I
the attacks of Bulgars, Serbs, Greeks
and Montenegrins. They find the an
cient prestige of the Ottoman armies
shattered by the newly-created forces
of young kingdoms, and again Asia
begins to look markedly inferior to
Europe in martial prowess.
But the truth is that the issue is
one of brains. Intelligence, supported
by a fair aegree of physical courage
and hardihood, is the master force of
modern war. The Japanese possessed
this Intellectual equipment In pre
eminent degree. The Turks lack It.
Victory was won by the science as j
much as by the dauntless spirit and
wonderful self-sacrifice of the Mika
do's soldiers. Defeat is the lot of the
sultan's troops, not because they are
wanting in any of the elemental quali
ties of physical manhood, but because
the Turkish military establishment is
not equal to the demands of modern
war in organization, equipment, ini
tiative or capacity for meeting unusual
stress of circumstances and great cri-
KILLING TILE "GRIZZLY BEAR."
Society, which does a number of fool
ish things directly and countenances a
great many more, has spells of common
sense every once in a while. It has
one now and, strangely enough, it has
struck both sides of the ocean at once.
It concerns the adoption by the leisure
class of the low, lascivious dances of
the theater, which, in turn, took them j
from dives and places unmentionable.
The prevalence of the "bunny hug," the
"grizzly bear," and all the fleshly
dances derived from them has stirred
one prominent society man to indignant
. . . . t I
protest against their presence in the,
homes of the rich. This reformer is
Preston Gibson, of Washington, club
man, writer, society leader and million
aire. He sees a serious lowering of the
moral standard in their practice or even
their tacit acceptance, and he has
started a crusade in Washington
Gibson has the courage of his con
victions in all he does and bulldog per
sistence. Not long ago, he started out
to be a dramatist, and though he put
his play on the stage himself, spending
oodles of money for a perfect cast and
a superb stage setting and so cannot
blame his failure on the theatrical man
agers. It fell with a dismal thud. This
didn't dismay him in the least. He
thought the critics and the public were
In the wrong and so he started in right
away to write a play that would make
them recognize him. A man of this
caliber will not back down In his fight
to make the "light, fantastic" In Wash
ington clean and graceful.
While the American is fighting single
handed for modest dancing, English so
ciety is banding Itself together for the
same wholesome purpose. Not long
ago, Mrs. Cornwallis West, that ener
fetic and brilliant American who con
quered English society a score of years
ago, gave a Shakespearean spectacle at
Sheperdsbush. It revived in many ways
the glories of the Elizabethan times and
attracted, as it deserved, much atten
tion. One of its notable features was the
many pretty folk dances that were
given by skilled dancers. They made
such a hit, both by their novelty and
their fascination, that the leaders of
English society are now going to intro
duce them at their own parties, to drive
out the obnoxious dances now too com
mon there. Speed the day of dancing
modesty, both here and there.
MEN BETTER THAN MUMMIES.
The world fears the schoolmaster
when he goes abroad. He takes the
platform with him and lectures. He
still carries the whip of Dr. Faustus,
of Mother Goose fame, and tries o
lash his scholars with it. He is all
for reforming according to his idea
and that, plainly put, Is getting as
much into the head as It will carry,
irrespective of its usefulness.
But when the schoolmaster dos
unbend and confesses, then he is a
welcome talker: What he says add-j
to the pleasure of the world arid Us
profit, especially when he is as big a
man as President Butler of Columbia
university, and as frank and honest.
Dr. Butler was the principal
speaker, a few days ago, when the
magnificent state education building
was dedicated at Albany, N. Y. At
such a time, it might be supposed that
he would expend his eloquence in
lauding education; in the glorification
of the scholar above all the rest of
But he didn't. He sailed on an en
tirely different tack and made harbor
on it, too. He proclaimed with all
his wisdom and brilliancy the pre
eminence of men over educated mum
mies. "With men," he said, "the
world might get on without schools
and colleges and universities. 'These
Institutions do not create education,
though they sometimes make it diffi
cult." He even went so far in his laudable
educational anarchy as to say:
"When one reflects upon the rav
ages which have been committed in
the name of education, there is soma
excuse for wondering whether it would
not be advantageous to agitate for
; compulsory illiteracy."
i The remedy for this Is personality,
according to Dr. Butler; personality in
the teachers, so strong and vibrant
and magnetic that it will seek out
the individuality in the student and
develop it. Just as -water goes no
higher than its main source ind wire-
in tune with them,, so it
men to make men. If colleges and
schools are to be useful they must
educate in this way; turn out men
and women who know themselves
and their powers and can use them
to further personal upbuilding and
to the making of a better state.
Nor does the heat "of anger help
against cold" weather.
Some folk seem to go on the theory
that laws are made to be broken.
Most of the Burgeons are expert at
operating on their patients' for money.
As a general rule the individual who
is free to give advice is in need of a
lot of it.
Not a few people worry more over
the troubles of others than they do
about their own.
A young business man, known to the
Pratt Union, says all blondes are not
As the Minneapolis Better Way puts
it: Now is the time to find out if the
festive moths kept away from the
Many men are out of work, insists
the Ellinwood Leaer, because - they
want a job as soft as a vacation but
with larger pay.
Some high school "Newslets" in the
Minneapolis Messenger are grandilo
quently described as "Heterogeneous
Incidents in the Scholastic Career."
A Jewell county man advertised for
a lost night shirt, notes the Greenleaf
Sentinel, and it adds: Probably his
wife forgot to pick it up for him that
day and turn it right side out again so
he would know it.
Prices will take a tumble some of
these days, advises Mack Cretcher in
his Sedgwick Pantagraph. They can't
keep on climbing forever. And when
the shrink in values comes, the man
heavily in debt will be squeezed so
hard ho can't even yell.
In the event that you find trouble
in pronouncing any name you may see
in the reports of the Balkan war just
nrtvi. th rS,r-
bondale Post, and it continues: We
have decided that the person who dis-
covered the Balkan alphabet had a
cold in his head at the time.
Two beautiful young ladies who
room together in this city and who
"divide" work sleep together in the
(Fame bed, relates the Pratt Union.
One morning recently one of them
arose some time before the other got
up. She dressed, then made her own
side of the bed. Later when the oth
er lady arose all she had to do was to
make her side of the bed and the
room was in order.
Some gems of advice from Will
Palmer of the Jewell County Repub
lican: Let your stomach teach you
what not to eat. It knows more than
any book. You would have
a big bank account if you could col
lect for all the damage a sour dispo
sition does. If your griefs
and fears are more than your joys, try
being a little kinder to those near at
hand and see how it will work.
A Kentucky girl put a note in a bot
tle and threw it out into the Ohio riv
er, requesting a reply from the party
stating where It was picked up. After
three years it was found near LoS An
geles. It is thought that it reached ;
eouinern urope tnrougn the Atlantic
and Mediterranean, through the Suez
canal into the Indian ocean, and there
was caught in the currents of the Pa
cific ocean. An American geographer
is going to try to work out its exact
course. And, at that, he will probably
have a snap compared to the task that
would confront a man should he re
turn to Kansas after an absence of
four years and try to trace his former
political associates. Minneapolis Mes
senger. fFrom the Atchison Globe.
We all make fun of straw votes unless
they agree with our prejudices.
A dyspeptic's idea of heaven is a stom
ach which will stand sausage and pan
cakes. It is great to take a cold bath every
morning if one can refrain from bragging
A woman may not have more troubles
than a man, but It takes her longer to
tell of them-
Fortunately the football season Isn't
long, and many a youth Is allowed to
grow to manhood.
Colossal nerve is possessed by the
fighter who arises from a knockout to
kick on the referee's decision.
A college student is apt to make a large
collection of pipes, and then resume
cigarettes as a source of inspiration.
Some" of the cheap safety razors are so
good they are a joke on the five dollar
kind. Not that any kind is any too
You may have observed that the man
who establishes a longevity record doesn't
usually attract much attention in other
fields of endeavor.
From the Chicago News.
Sometimes a burglar leaves little to be
Marriage may either form one's char
acter or reform it.
The more the trusts want the less the
common people get.
It seems perfectly natural for some
women to- be artificial.
The average spinster insists that she is
fccause she wants to.
Save your money and the chances are
you will never regret it.
The moon affects the tide and many
young people who wish to be.
An idle rumor never spends much time
in the office of a busy man.
There are spots on the sun, yet some
people xpct a small boy to be perfect.
The average woman knows more about
some other woman than she knows about
The self-made man is unable to se
where he could have made any improve
ment on his work.
All young widows are not merry, but
tome of them will be If the men say "yes"
before leap year ends.
When a woman has occasion to purchase
a cheap article in a first class store she
explains that she is buying It for a friend.
j JOURNAL ENTRIES
I JAYHAWKER JOTS
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ON THE SPVR
0? ThE MOMENT
BT ROT K. MOUIiTON.
After Rud Kip.
When the husband meets his helpmeet
every morning in debate,
And he's trying to explain to her why
he was out so late.
There never is any question that his
arguments will fail.
For the female of the species can talk
longer than the male.
When the argument is hottest and they
get down to brass tacks,
And they land each other's relatives a
lot of pungent whacks;
Tou would think that hers were angels
and that his should be in jail.
For the female of the species can think
faster than the male.
When they're whacking up the boodle
that he's arned throughout the
aIj j.-'j.- , j, -
aiju uet:iuiug now TO speiiu ll, ilea a.
pretty helpless geek-
It is hard for him to look, at his per-
centage of the kail, i
For the female of the species can grab
quicker than the male.
When they do their weekly shopping '
and they linger 'round the store, ;
Till th. VinoK-jn,! tKinVe Via4- llvfni, la !
a most decie'ed bore;
She can take her a 50-cent piece and get
dry goods by the bale,
For the female of the species can buy
cheaper than the male.
When it comes to information on the
gossip of the day.
On the neighborhood activities and
things that people say,
She has got her husband beaten when
she gets upon the trail.
For the female of the species can
"hear" lots more than the male.
According to Uncle Abner.
A good many of the "level head
ed" fellers you hear so much about
are only flat heads.
It is getting so a political banquet
Is about as popular as an epidemic
A pretty woman kin do more tricks
with a jury than a monkey kin with
There isn't any use In going a mile
or two down the rud to look for
trouble. Hank Tumms went and
paid $4 for a medical book, and when
he read it he found he had every
symptom of every disease mentioned
and he is laid up in bed for the first
time in his life.
One thing agin' havin' a suit of
clothes made by a tailor Is that he
never throws in a pair of suspenders.
Every time some fellers tell a story
they "go back to the time of Adam
and after gettin through with the
creation, the crusades and the French
and American revolutions and every
body has gone to sleep, they tell the
point of the joke and wonder why
nobody laughs at it.
Among the Missing.
Old fashioned elastic sleeve holders.
Disc music boxes.
Niagara Falls transparencies.
"Views of the World's fahv
Old fashioned mustard plasters.
Initials on shirt sleeves.
Raincoats with capes.
SAYS UNCLE GAV
the pile by pulling somebody toJS
down. Leveling your imposing neigh
bor in the hope of gaining pre-eminence
may be an Instinctive error, but
it is asinine folly just the same. The
crayfish that tunnels the dike and lets
the torrent through Is a crayfish still
Its act of instinctive, blind destruc
tion doesn't make it an engineer.
In a world where all men were
pygmies, a dwarf would stand out
from the mob, but he would be a thing
of pitiable littleness still.
There is no way to climb, but to
climb. Spite is poor inspiration for
attainment. Envy lends itself rather
to destruction than to construction.
And no man who was merely a con
queror or a destroyer was ever really
Our standards of excellence change,
but in general they are always higher
than before. It does you no good to
live amon" mean or little folk. There
I is no credit for you In being bigger
rnan a weakling or wiser than an im
becile. You may have more money
than the beggar at your door and
more conscience than a thief, but that ,
jiiun.es you neiiner a saint nor a nnan-
It Is not what the other man has
that makes you. It is better to be a
well paid clerk than king of the wharf
rats, if you want to rise, tug at your
own boot straps, not at those of your
neighbor. Crippling somebody else's
airship won't win you the altitude
record. You've still got to soar.
Take your sDite out on the 1oh in
front of you. If you must hate, hate
yourself for your failure to mind your '
nwn hiKiinui an mov. rnn -r..
don't care If the world Is full of
giants. What you need is to take j
thought and add a few cubits to your ,
mental and "moral stature. Envy not
your neighbor: go him one better.
(Copyright. 1912. by the McClure
REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR.
fFrom the New York Press.
iramhHns- with u
u-r, i .
cream in its coffee j
One risk about a girl learning how to I
make ner living is later she may have to i
make her husband's.
There's nobody to whom a woman's fig
ure out in public is sucn a mystery as
to her own husband.
Next to mislaying his favorite pipe, a
man can get most excited over who ought
to be elected but won't be.
BY V. ffOAI
If the kings did needlework what
(Never mind, I'll walk quietly.
Don't think that because you're a cop
you can shove me around.)
If one woman called another an old
hen would that be foul language?
(Quick Watson! The needle!! He
just ragged an ear.)
When things go wrong in the kitch
en does the proprietor of a restaurant?
(Shoot him at sunrise. He's the
boob that put ham in Hamburg.)
Now summer sits with folded hands,
Gaaing abroad where tranquil lie
Forests and fields and meadow-lands.
Slumbering beneath a cloudless sky.
Dreaming she rests a little space.
The noontide of her labors done,
Then slowly turns her gracious face
To count her subjects, one by one.
Numbering serene each leaf and flower
Or ripening fruit that owns her sway.
Forgetful of her waning power.
And winter nearer by a day.
Mildred Howells, in Harper's Magazine
THE VENIMG S10RY
The Heart Healer.
(By A. Maria Crawford.)
"Were you in love with Tom Mar
"Yes; as much as a very young
girl can love, Aunt Phoobe. I think I
idealized him. and my heart now
I rests more on his failure to live up
' to what I believed him to be rawer
than on his marriage. Why .cuon t ne
.,.,;, tv,. ,tv, ahnut thn eirl ne
" . ; . .
married instead of pretending that w
wan iiiRt rwissin&r awav the time with
a 'nice little thing who seems awfully
fond of me,' as he described her?
"T don't know, but I am glad that
j you look at It sensibly. I was afraid
' -t.n. . - i . ..-,.1,1.) miova nvor i i Tri Thre
' that you would grieve over him. Thre-
j years of college life together, and
viznrniia rorresnondence covering three
more years, would naturally draw you
very near a man's thought and life."
"I h3lped him over the naraesi
years, while he built up a business
in a ' strange place. Living here io
the old college town has kept me
conscious of our youthful ideals and
i drpnms. T suDDose. and so I have
passed them on to him. My faith ii
him was a sort of business buoy. It
made him strive to attain."
"I am not surprised at his mar
riage. Propinquity, my dear, is a
short cut to matrimony. When a man
lives in a forsaken place like that
1 town where Tom invested all his cap-
i ital and meets a nice girl just nice.
understand Cupid laughs, for he cari
1 economize on arrows. The wedding
bells are bound to ring," laughed Aunt
"Don't scoff at Tom's hasty mar
riage. You don't know him as well
as I do. I feel sure that he is gen
uinely in love with the girl."
"Now I am certain that you were
never in iwc wii.ii iinn. r
allow me to abuse him. If you had
cared seriously, you would want me
to believe that he has acted dishon-
"But he hasn't, dear Aunt Phoebe.
He thougrht that he was in love with
me until he met the girl. Then he
"And, like as not. he'll meet some
body else and then believe that he
wan never In love with his wife. I
never trust people after they fail me
Frankly, I am a little disappointed
in Tom. I have never told him that
I was in love with him. altnougn i
think I must have cared in a way.
So what reason could he have had in
keeping the truth of the girl he mar
ried from me? He couldn't have
thought I wanted to marry him."
"Oh, yes, but he did," said Aunt
Phoebe, wisely. "I have known men
for 60 -years, and I have had plenty
of oooortunities to study them ana
their egotism. Tom thought he was
irresistible. They all do."
"He hasn't broken my heart, but he
has slightly injured my faith."
"If he had broken your heart, there
is always a heart healer." x
"Time?" Jane smiled, ruefully.
"No. another man. Wear your
brocaded charmeuse tonight, and your
tinguished son Is guest of honor at he-
"I shall array myself like Solomon
in all his glory."
"No, no. my dear. Times have
changed. Solomon wore too many
clothes to be stylish today. I think
that I will give you my slipper
buckles, set with pearls. I wore them
the night your Uncle Joe told me that
he loved me."
"How good you are! Perhaps they
will ensnare a heart healer!"
"I want to tell you, Jane, that Tom
Martin came home with his bride
yesterday. You will - probably meet
"Splendid! I have been so curious
to see her."
Gregory Tyson peered over his moth
er's shoulder to read the list of
guests for the evening.
"I would like to take Jane Latham
out to dinner, mother, if it doesn't"
Interfere with your plans. When I
left here, she gave promise of being
the prettiest girl in this town and to
mv idea bv far the most attractive.
I've carried a little schoolgirl picturo
of her in the Dack of my watch all
these years. Funny, isn't it?"
"Not funny, but delightfully roman
tic! That is the only sentiment I ever
knew you to entertain. I should adore
T-rnn tnr ,v fln nphtpr-in-IaW."
Tiin't trr, wY-ito . that .Iam was
going to write Tom Martin?"
"I may have suggested that I had I
heard such a rumor, but nobody took
it. r..i.,r.i-,r Tan. on Tnm w nn
together and she was a sort of mother
to him. She Is too clever to marry a
man who depends on her. Tom Is mar-
ried now to some little thing he met out
west. I have no doubt but that she'll
make a great man out of him. Jane
always thought he had possibilities.
They will be here tonight.
"It's a queer old world," mused
Gregory. ' lom nas always "aa a
and now tnat ne nas taken tms tenaer
young vine to cling to him, he will
have to develop strength to meet the
worW fr wo- ,J"e TervT, sensof .h,s
reayoiisiumiy vin fiuuouij cuauic mm
to meet the demand. I am glad that he
didn't marry Jane.
"She will be certain to miss his at
tention." lamented Mrs. Tyson. "And
people will talk unpleasantly, you know.
They always do."
That night at dinner Gregory said to
Jane. "I have been minister to one of the
greatest countries on the map, and I
have traveled far and wide, meeting
beautiful women everywhere, but I had
to come back home to see the loveliest
woman of all."
"A grain of salt to take with that,
Mr. Statesman," laughed Jane. "There
is Tom Martin with his bride. I must
speak to them."
She was so unaffvCted and so clncere
in her congratulations that Gregory,
who had followed her, realized that
Jane carried no broken heart, no mat
ter what gossips maintained.
"I hope," said Jane to Gregory when
dinner was over and they had found a
secluded corner, "that Tom's wife will
be patient with him. He is going to
make a tremendous success."
"How do you know?" demanded
"I have always had the greatest faith
In his ability. Now that he has such
a charming incentive, I feel sure that
we will hear splendid things f him in
the commercial world. You see, Mr.
"You used to call me Gregory."
"But you were not a learned states
"Tom was in love with you for a
long time, wasn't he?"
"No; he simply needed me."
"Did you care for him? I know you
think that I am presumptuous, but I
have fallen In love with you tonight. I
carried the thought of you aa a little
. - . . J
SIVrX. y.el r k,P MJ?.Z.cuZ Tit their duty and thei? bunt'
heart that has suddenly blossomed into n b t , and declde matters. This
the most beautiful flower in the world,
He opened his watch and Jane's own
face smiled up at her.
"I was almost afraid to come here
tonight," she said. "I wondered If I
would miss Tom's attention, and I find
that I have remembered him as he used
to be, not as I find him now. So tne thelr own diPiomatio work. And If this
dream has passed." is done it will be up to the sultan ot Tur-
"Are you sure?" I key to take whatever he can get. Some-
Jane turned her eyes upon him. "If thing slipped a cog in the great move
I had cared for him. I would have been ! ment for reform in the Balkan hills, l he
true to mv mmm nf hi. When did ! Powers didn't want thlngs to go aa far
. you get that picture of me?"
I 'n. t v. - . t,., fhm.
" - iv B -"
first time. As the ship plowed through
. the waves last weelr. mv rnnstant
I thought was that I was coming home to
see the woman who had grown out of
mv little schoolgirl Jane."
j "Do you mean that you have cared
(all thpsa vpnrs?"
all these years?'
"Ever since i
we were children and I
' carried you home from one of mv birth-
day parties. It began to rain on the way
and I took off my coat and wrapped
n arouna you. xne instinct was mere
then as the desire now, to protect you,
, J ane."
one met tne tenaer questioning look
in his eyes.
May I hope to marry you when I
have made you love me?"
Outside In the cypress trees a nightin
gale flooded the darkness with his
lilting love song. Jane bent over and
peered at the pearl buckles that her
Aunt Phoebe had worn so long ago.
Romance wall all about her.
She lifted her eyes misty with dreams.
lrH1- L-Sy ,h?pe'" S1 ?Id
softly. (Copyright 1912 by McClure
BT ROTH CAJfKflON.
A woman who had been very suc-
' rMf,i r .u ,t. . .
a window trimming department was
i hired away by another shop to head
j their department. She had been ex-
er because she was so full of original
lueas ana suggestions. in the sec
ond shop she was a complete failure
and was soon discharged.
Why? Because, while she knew
almost everything there was to know
, about window trimming, she didn't
know one thing about tact.
one went to her new position bris-
I tling with impatience to revolutionize
, the department. She hadn't been in
the office an hour before she told a
JhL W1,6 us4lnS
twic aa loner slm nn a nori tv iij
twice as long as she had that his
ideas were all nonsense. -
Undoubtedly she was right in a
good many of her criticisms, but lit
tle good it did her. She couldn't do
j all the work herself, she couldn't get
ner subordinates' co-operation; she
simply succeeded In thoroughly an
tagonizing them, - and soon so demor
alized the department that It was
necessary to let her go and to find
someone who might not know so
much about window trimming, but did
know something about tact.
How often one sees people like this
woman, who are undeniably more
competent than their neighbors and
who are eager to share their superior
intelligence with them, but whose
kindness is always ungratefully de
clined because of their infuriating
manner of offering it.
A neighbor of mine is a capable
woman of superior intelligence and
endowed with a really genuine desire
to help her friends by sharing what
experience and native Intelligence
have taught her. If she had a little
more tact and a little more respect
for other people's opinion she might
do a world of good. But as it Is she
simply sets people by the ears the
minute she tries to help them.
She comes to me sometimes and
tells me how Bad she feels because
Mrs. R., who is a young matron, new
at the business, both of motherhood
and homemaking, will not profit by
some of her experience. "I am so
fond of her," she says sadly, "and I
really want to help her, but she
seems to take pleasure in going con
trary to all my advice."
As it happens Mrs. R. also some
times confides in me, and this is her
way of putting It: "She comes in
here and tells me that I don't know a
thing about babies, and that I make
my beds wrong, and don't hold the
oroom right, and don t know how to
run a sewing machine. Sometimes I
Know she is right, but she makes m
so mad that I wouldn't do her way
for anything on earth. So there!"
s unfortunate to antagonize peo-
P'e wnen you want to help them,
ls" 1 ft. But I; is what the person
has no respect for other folWa
Intelligence always does.
From the Philadelphia Record.
No woman is so angelic aa to prefer a
halo to a hat.
Men may be made of cla'y but lots of
them are only half baked.
No, Maude, dear; a play Isn't a howling
success Just because it is tried on the do.
The fellow who begins to explain lis
mistakes won't have much, time left ti
make any more.
When a hot-blooded Southerner courts
a Boston girl, it's a sort of case of chilis
Man's happiness sometimes hangs by a
hair, but it isn't the hair his wife finds or.
his coat sleeve. . .
The Judse's charge doesn't always af
fect a man so much as the charge hi3
lawyer is going to make.
It seems as though a man will surmount
all obstacles when he once make up his
mind to make a fool of himself.
Hoax "Young Ranter made his stage
&ebut last night. He acted like a fish out
of water." Joax "Got the hook, eh?"
There is a popular belief to the effect
that nobody loves a fat man, in spite of
the fact that he may be all wool and a
"Don't count your chickens before they
are hatched," quoted the Wise Guy.
"That's right," assented the Simple Mug.
"Many a leilow has married an heiress
with a bad cough, only to have her out
"I notice, senator," said the beautiful
girl, "that you are advocating a good
many things which you said four years
ago would ruin the country." "Yes."
"What has caused you to believe in
them?" "I don't believe In them: but the
public seems to." Chicago Record-Herald.
DAY OF SETTLEMENT.
A vital question in the controversy be
tween the allied Balkan kingdoms and
Turkey these days, is whether or not the
powers will be allowed to put In their
oars. There must, sometime or other,
come a settlement of the affairs that
bulge out of the war. Some decision must
be reached as to how far Bulgaria and
the other Balkan states will be Dushed
, back from Constantinople, the Bosphorus
and the Dardanelles. Heretofore when
, something in this near-east difficulty has
I V-iii KV1H e tfiA urfAi ftlM no wo m hv
has been uartlv because Servia, Greece
and Bulgaria have allowed the powers
to interfere. But It Isn't that way now.
The chances now are that the winners In
this fight will claim the honor and the
distinction of arranging articles of peace,
as they have conducted the articles of
, .I?k n' decide To do
Dictation that the Turks would be able
I Pectation tnai tne iur" wu .
to hold their own ror a time, unui piau
. or peace could be perfected. But the
! tiipV pmiM nnt hold anvthin The war
managed to slip out of the control of
Turkey and out of the knowledge of the
powers, through the complete censorship
of war news, until Turkey was about to
take the count of ten. And then it wasn t
any time for the powers to become prom
inent for it was a war that belonged
particularly to the Balkans ana to no one
' else. When the time for settlement comes
j the map .of the near-east is to be 'Changed
until Abdul Harold, If he was freed,
wouldn't know it. Hutchinson News.
What this country needs is not
hindrances placed In the way of im
migrants to prevent their coming to
this country More emigrants on the
farms and fewer in the cities is the
. . v, mintw A a a matfftr
I f. ,,. .-Hon. for some
reason,' has received a check and there
has been a decided falling off in the
numbers coming here. Official figures
up to June 30, show that for a period
! of ten months ending with April, the
net arrivals of unmarried Italians were
only 24,817, as compared with 95.995 in
the previous twelve months and 167,
492 in 1909-10. A diminished movement
also is reported for the last year from
Scandinavia, Greece. Holland and the
United Kingdom. For the six months
of this calendar year a total of 247.046
aliens emigrated from our shores. We
need the emigrants, but we need to
have them better distributed through
the country. Agents placed at Castle
Garden to direct the newcomers to the
rich fields of the west would accomplish
Immense good to the country in getting
population where it is needed and in
keeping it away from places where it is
not needed. Leavenworth Times.
FROM OTHER PENS
CALLING OUT HIDDEN CASH.
Although we Inaugurated the postal
savings bank system in a half-hearted
way, as we are Boon to Inaugurate the
Parcels post system, it has now had
' r. ... i
time to prove its value so strikingly
that Congress is likely to widen the
limitations it imposes. The first two
years of operating the system ended in
June last, and it is now possible to an
nounce the volume of the postal bank
business In that time. At the close
of the second fiscal year there were
more than 13,000 postal bank deposi
tories, holding $23,000,000, deposited by
270,000 depositors. Such a showing
under the limitations Imposed by Con
gress before it would consent to the
adoption of a system here which has
been long tried and approved In Europe,
proves that a much wider extension of
that system would do. Under the ex
isting law no person is permitted to
deposit more than J100 in any month
in a postal savings bank, and no de
positor in such a bank can deposit more
than $500. The law has now worked
long enough to prove that, at the inter
est rate the government pays, no
regular banking Institution has suffered
in loss of deposits for making up the
J23.O00.00O in postal banks. It has been
demonstrated that the great bulk of
that sum has come out of hoards long
concealed, or old stockings hid in chim
ney corners, anywhere and everywhere
that timid pepple with frugal habits
and afraid of bank failures have con
cealed their savings. St. Louis Globe
Democrat. BIG GUNS AND ARMOR.
Tests of the first fourteen-tnch gun
constructed for coast defense prove it to
be a handy little weapon for throwing
around within a radius of seven miles
projectiles sixty-five Inches long and
weighing 1,660 pounds. At this reach It
can send a shot through the thickest
armor-plate afloat. Ten rifles of this
caliber are to be installed on the battle
ship New York, which has just been
launched, and it is now planned to equip
the Panama Canal and Manila fortifica
tions with similar guns, and ultimatelj
the whole line of our continental coas
defense. This sounds like the last word
in big-gun construction, and power and
reach of projectile. But is it? The one
battleship - authorized by congress last
session carries an appropriation so large
and free from restrictions that a vessel
may be constructed capable of carrying
a battery of slxteen-lnch rifles which
might throw a projectile more than seven
miles and -penetrate armor two or three
times as thick as any now existing. Why
stop at the fourteen-inch calibre when
these tests tend to prove the practicability
also of the slxteen-lnch rifle of greater
terror? As a means of bringing armor
and projectile power into a state of
mutual destruction It should prove par
ticularly effective. New York World.
HUMOR OF THE DAY
"What do you think will finally be se
lected as our national plant?" "Well, it is
dollars to dimes it will be the mint."
"Money, after all, means nothing but
trouble." "Still, it is the only kind of
trouble which it Is hard to borrow"
Mabel George gave me such a lovely
diamond engagement ring. Gladys But
he'll want you to give it back to him.
He always does Baltimore American.
"No use locking the stable door after
the horse is stolen." "I should say that
was the very time to lock it. They might
come back after the automobile." Wash
Young Bachelor I often wonder If I'm
making enough money to get married on. -Old
Bachelor Well. I don't know how
much you're making, but you aren't!
"Father, is It true that two can live as
cheaply as one?" "That's an old saying,
my dear." "Do you believe it?" "I think
it can be done." "But if I marry George
do you think you can manage to support
him with the sum you now spend on me
every year?" Detroit Free Press.
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