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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL DECEMBER, 4, 1912
dirpeha ?latp Journal By FRANK P. HAOLENNAN. tEntered July 1. 1875. as seeond-clasa matter at the postolTice at Topeka, Kan . under the act of congress, j VOLUME XXXIV No. 290 Official state Paper. Official Paper City of Topeka. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Daily edition, delivered by carrier, M eenta a week to any part of Topeka. or suburbs, or at the same price In any Kan- aaa town where the paper baa a earner Vetera. By mall one year By mall, six- months.' ........... X.80 By mall. 100 days, trial order 1"" TELEPHONES. Prlvat branch exchange. CaO MT and ask the State Journal operator for par eon or department desired X opeka State Journal building. SO and KB Kansas avenue, corner juia-wn. New Tork Office: W KM 7tTif Pkrk. muuMf. CMauo Office: Btecer boUdlnc. Paul Boston Office: Tramoat Blading. Paul Block, manager. Jfl7LL LEASED WIRE REPORT OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. The State Journal is a member of the Associated Prase and recelvee the full day telegraph report of that great news or aniaatlon for the exclusive afternoon publication In Topeka. The news Is received 1 The State Jour jal btdJdlng over wires (er this sola par- Why ptit off your Christmas shop pins until next week or the week af ter? Do it now. An Arkansas woman . is the proud possessor ct George Washington's trunk. There's one, anyway, that the baggage-smashers have missed. Where the government weather men shine is In. discussing weather conditions in an Interesting fashion after they have become a fact.1 Presumably every man who voted for Governor-elect Hodges is of the opinion that he cast one of the 29 votes that defeated Mr. Capper. California never ceases booming its Invalid Immigration business. A car load of painted California oranges has Just been seized in the East. "What have we to do with abroad?" shouted a Texas statesman not so many years ago. Well, about four billion dollars' worth of commerce, this year, for one thing. There is room for doubt that the Governor of New Jersey said to the Governor of Bermuda what the Gov ernor of North Carolina said to the Governor of South Carolina. Following the footballers in the world of sport, the cornhuskers are now having their innings. Nels John son, of near Salina, claims to have turned in 2,825 bushels in 28 days. Next! More evidence that every rule has at least one exception: Along comes a New Torker who asks for a divorce because he is tired of the silence of his wife. She has not spoken to him for eleven years. Turkey has at last found an ally, but, of course, not among men. It is the approach of winter which is usu ally most cruelly cold and severe in the regions where the war is being fought. Many wrathy explosions are sure to come from the old fashioned folk over the pronouncement of Dr. Naismith, a physical culture expert, that walking is a tiresome exercise, not especially beneficial. Such strides has the universal peace movement failed to take that the people generally are becoming familiar with "'pour parlers," "protocol" and other unusual words, and phrases that the ex perts use in connection with the wind ing up of scraps between nations. Without doubt, it will be impossible to distinguish any of the 74 farmers in the forthcoming legislature from the "bankers or professional men just on their personal appearance. The Kansas farmer is anything but the "hayseed" that is depicted by the jokesmiths. Even though the present session of congress is certain to be a short one, it will be about as expensive to the people of the nation as those of longer duration that have gone on before. Ap propriations aggregating more than one billion dollars will be made during its brief course. In their plans to reduce the water fates, the city commissioners are trav elling along the right track. There is no sufficient reason why the rates for a municipally conducted water ser vice should be- higher than are neces sary to pay the expenses of the plant. For a city to make a profit on such a service is a practice that is entirely wrong. With the governorship and majori ties in the senate and house In their possession, the Democrats of Kansas will have none but themselves to blame If they fail to deliver the goods at the forthcoming session of the leg islature. Probably they'll get into such a scrap amongst themselves that they won't accomplish much. And this will only be following Democratic precedents. All possible assistance should be given by everyone " to the crusade which has been begun by the railroads against the present extensive slaughter of calves in Kansas. That is one of the reasons why the production of beef cattle is de cidedly on the decrease in the Sunflower state. Not only does this help to keep up the price of meat, but cattle are also among the most valuable adjuncts that a farmer can have for the re juvenation of him soli. TOPEKA'S FACTORY FUND. Excellent success has attended the beginning of the effort of the Com mercial club to raise a credit fund of $250,000 that it is planned to use in the development of Topeka as an In d atrial and business center. And surely little difficulty should be ex perienced in obtaining the balance. For this is one of the most substantial moves that has ever been made to place this city on an equal footing with the many thriving cities in the central west Topeka is blessed with every advantage for progressing in dustrially that is possessed by any of these cities, and also enjoys come that are superior to any held by these friendly rivals which are devoting such forceful energies nowadays for pre-eminence in the industrial arena- Here is a plan, tried with success in other cities, where the subscribers to the fund only pay In an exceedingly small percentage of their subscrip tions in cash. They merely pledge their credit for the remainder of their subscription. And the credit thus pledged is to be used in the main for extensions to existing industries in the city so that they can develop to larger proportions, or to outside con cerns that are looking for new loca tions, and which may need such credit for working capital to place them selves securely on their feet. So many safeguards are thrown around the use of this credit fund, that it is almost inconceivable that any of the sub scribers to it will ever lose a penny. But the Ideal subscription list would contain the names of many men for small amounts rather than the names of a few for large sums. In fact, a maximum for subscriptions has been set by the promoters of the plan. But many subscribers for small sums would create the desirable condition that in the event of their ever having to make good any of the credit ex tended, the burden of loss would be infinitesimal on each subscriber and one that it would not pinch him to sustain. Then, too, in times past when any funds have been raised in Topeka for any sort of an undertaking the biggest of their burden has always been car ried by the Topekans in mercantile pursuits and the bankers, together with a small sprinkling of professional men who have always been loyal and generous in the boosting of the good old town. But this plan to develop Topeka as an industrial center is one if successful and there Is no reason why it should not be that will be of material advantage to almost every man or woman in the city. It means a bigger Topeka, bigger in population and therefore in every other way. This means more business for every man in town, whether he be a retail mer chant, a wholesaler, a Jobber, a real estate agent, an insurance agent of either variety, a doctor, a lawyer, or any other variety of a professional man. There are also many property owners in Topeka who are not engaged in any active business or profession. A growing Topeka means an enchance ment of their property values, includ ing remunerative rentals. All such people of means in Topeka should be subscribers to this credit fund. And If all or most of them fhould subscribe it could be raised three times over by the end of the week and in proportions that would not be burdensome under any exigency to any individual subscriber. ' THE NEW VITALISM. There seems to have been of late years a marked reaction, even among men of science, from the mechanistic conception of life as held by a certain band of scientists to which I have re ferred, writes John Burroughs, in the December number of the North Amer ican Review. Something like a new vitalism is making headway both on the continent and in Great Britain. This neo-vitalism has found a forceful expounder in Prof. Arthur Thompson of Aberdeen university, who has re cently written convincingly, in favor of this view in the Hibbert Journal. Prof. Bunge, Dr. Haldane, Dr. Driesch, whom he quotes, urge that biological problems "defy any attempt at a me chanical explanation." These men stand for the idea "of the creative In dividuality of organisms" and that the main factors in organic evolution can hot be accounted for by the forces al ready operative in the inorganic world. What standing the new vital ism has among the scientific men of this country I have little means of knowing. When we regard all the phenomena cf life and the spell it seems to put upon inert matter, so that it behaves so differently from the same matter befo.e it is drawn Into the life circuit, how it lifts up a world of dead par ticles out of the soil against gravity into trees and animals; how it changes the face of the earth; how It coi..;s and goes while matter stays; how it defies chemistry and physics to evoke it from the nonliving; how its departure, or cessation, lets the mat ter fall back to the inorganic when we consider these and others like them we seem compelled to think of life as something, some force or prin ciple in itself, as M. Bergson does, ex isting apart from the matter it ani mates. As Sir Oliver Lodge does also. We may class Sir Oliver among the neo-vitalists from a remark he is re ported to have made recently about "the thing which by interaction with matter confers on it what we know as vitality. ... It does not appear to be a form of energy, but certainly is a guiding principle, utilizing the forces known to chemistry and phys ics and all the ordinary laws of nature for ends which appear to lie outside tne known laws of the world." physical "DEAR SIR" AND NECKTIES. Scientific management that carries efficiency to absurd lengths gets a humorous but significant rap in "The March of Events" in the World's Work for December, as follows: One of the organizations to promote business efficiency is attacking the waste of time and work caused by using "Dear Sir" and "Yours truly" and such phrases at the beginning and at the end of letters; and it reports that one business house estimates thaf It spends $6,000 a year In requiring its typewriters to use these conventional phrases. Should we not all save hy omtting themf Of course, men would save time al30 by leaving off neckties and buttons on the sleeves of their coats and many other conventional things. Figure up ! the necktie bilL There are about fifty million males in the United States alone. Let us assume that half of them wear neckties at least sometimes. If every one of these twenty-five millions t have only one necktie a year and tnat cost only 25 cents there's a waste of six and a quarter million dollars a year. Waste? Of course, it's waste. For a necktie does not keep a man warm. Follow the matter further. Let us as sume that every one of these twenty five million wearers of neckties con sumes a minute a day in tying his tie. you have 385 minutes a year, or more . than 6 hours. Twenty-five million times j SiX IlUUrS LUIJ C& WHIZ 111 4.ULO.A - 150 million hours a year wasted tying ties. You may figure it out for your self how many lifetimes are thus con sumed. Efficiency? Yes, by all means, but let us temper It with common sense and courtesy. JOURNAL ENTRIES When a woman's hat is on straight these days it's generally on wrong. A person who talks incessantly is not necessarily a good conversation alist. Every old bachelor Is cock sure he can rightly advise a man how to man age a wife. Neither is there much cheering nor excitement in college when its team wins a debate. What has become of the old fash ioned man who thought the minister at his church the best preacher on earth? JAYHAWKER JOTS People .ho get mad and won't speak to their eliemies may be rather accom modating than revengeful, thinks the Ellinwood Leader. It Is only fair to presume, thinks the Downs Times, that the first time a young man is intoxicated with love, he means what he says. Louis Valentine, of the Clay Center Times, who recently renounced the Joys of bachelorhood, is still so enthusiastic over the move he made that he cheer fully insists: "It isn't much of a job to build a fire in a cook stove in the morning." Political philosophy from the Nor ton County News: When a man leaves one political party for another the party to which he goes acclaims him as having always been a leader and a shining light, while the party he leaves just as stoutly asserts that he "never amounted to much, anyway." Observations by GHck Fockele in the Le Roy Reporter: To see yourself as others see you, don't look in a mirror. Run for office. Many a man has solved the problem of liv ing by turning his check over to his wife. An honest confession may be good for the soul but It is mighty hard on the reputation some times. Another trouble with the closet in which the family skeleton reposes the door Just naturally won't stay shut. GLOBE SIGHTS BT THB ATCHISON GLOBE. Some of our sympathy goes to those who live in a country where a fur overcoat Is a household necessity. You are pretty smart, but, if you stay at home a good deal, the chances are your oldest boy can lose you in geography. A man who can conceal the fact that he chews tobacco shouldn't wor ry about any of the secrets in his Dark Past. There are so many different kinds of homes that the hired girl doesn't always wish to be treated as one of the family. As one grows older, the Greatest Show on Earth doesn't seem nearly so great as it did years ago when it was smaller. Take it from the shoe ads., there are many shoes which fit the feet, regard less of the testimony of your corn on the case. Few reporters are students of hiero glyphics, although one might think otherwise from viewing their note books. Almost everyone is opposed to child labor, besides feeling that loafing for older folks should be more encour aged. Jude Johnson is so lazy he would rather meet death In the electric chair than by hanging, as he doesn't care to do anything unless he can sit down to It. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago News. Mules seldom kick without cause. Tariff legislation cannot effect the wages of sin. To the victim belongs the privilege of paying the freight. There are more lemons than plums in the political orchard. It's downright difficult for, some men to live an upright life nowadays. Brown October for the poets; blue November for the defeated candidates. When a girl knows that a young man loves her she always pretends to doubt it Considering the kind of man she marries, it is no wonder the average bride blushes. Many a man who has more money than brains is on the ragged edge of bankruptcy. A woman does not question her husband's judgment after she breaks into the widow class. There are more crazy men than crazy women probably because the latter change their minds so often. DAFFYDILS BT TJ. WOALL. Can an Englishman do everything that an American? (Ouch, Doc! That hit the nerve.) If a letter gets angry does the postage-stamp? (Take that guy to the crazy house. He's the boob that put the nut In nut meg.) If an automobile is a complex piece of machinery is an aeroplane ? . -(XU-lly "round the flag, boys.) RY THE WAY BT HARTET PARSONS. The Family tree is the most peculiar vegetable on the job. Prunes, nuts, lemons and hubbard squashes some times grow on the same branch. At least one gent who is perfectly willing to "look 'em over" has been heard from. He wants a complete list of all appointive state and national Jobs. The fact that these jobs will be distributed by low-browed Democrats does not seem to frighten him in .the least. "If I had ten-thousand scads to sped, I blow the wad on you" would be more effective, in the present, than the moth-eaten original "ten-thousand lives." No girl wants a man to live ten thousand lives for her. He would be too darned old before he finished the first half a life. About one hundred hunters, guides and innocent bystanders were bagged during the north woods game season. Incidentally, a few deer were nipped by bullets that went wild. We have discovered a new poet. He is Mr. Kelley, of the justly celebrated Toronto Republican. His verse has a swing to it, and could be played on a pianola. There is also a kick to it, and he has Rudyard Kipling out on the end of a limb. To Leon McArthur: Bark not when the line-o man corrects your copy. Guessing what the line-o man will do to your pet paragraph is about the most exciting sport a newspaper gink enjoys. Were it not for the line-o man, we would be at loss for those words "shrdlu" and "etaoin," to rhyme with the names of some of the towns men tioned in Balkan war news. The Ohio gentleman who wants to make a collection of Kansas lies, should experience little trouble in mak ing a selection, unless he hesitates between a choice of Tom McNeal and Dave Leahy. But that is merely a choice of author. Both series are good. New York man who asked for a di vorce just because his wife hadn't spoken to him for 11 years. Is hereby suggested for the first prize as "most unreasonable gook in the world." A man who is as unreasonable as that doesn't deserve such luck. A simp who couldn't go out and ped dle $5 gold pieces at $3.79 per copy, has no business trying to sell a book and that goes double when the book is of his own manufacture from front cover to Exodus. But It begins to look like we would make enough out of "By The Way" to square It with the en graver and the publisher, and maybe get a pair of new shoes to boot. (Rot ten pun, nace paw?) The secret is: Have on hand a bunch of perfectly good friends, who, with no hopes of reward, will spend time and brains in an effort to boost you along. If their friendship is strong enough, they see your feeble efforts through a magnify ing glass. A boob . gets along just about as well as a , wise man, if he has the right bunch of guardians. Having exhausted his supply of col lar bones. Barney Old field has gone back to breaking records. And, as a further sport item, we hasten to add that it is reported that Doc Andrews is about to meet his Waterloo. r EVENING CHAT BT KDTH CAKHROIf. J "When you get Into a tight place and everything goes against you until it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn." Harriet Beecher Stowe. "Sometimes hit's a mighty good thing to be de lowes" spoke In de Wheel uv EVr tune; you jes' bleedged to come up, no matter which away de wheel turns." Of all the proverbs that pack our lan guage it seems to me there Is none with more real meaning in It than this: "It's always darkest just before dawn." uay before yesterday I had one of those days when nothing happens as it shouid, when one calamity follows hotly upon the heels of another, in short, "when every thing ggoes dead wrong." The employment bureau which had promised to send me a first class maid sent out a slatternly and brazen creature who smelled unmistakably of brandy; the maid who was departing avenged her self by breaking -my favorite vase; she also left the ice box door open and th3 cat stole the dinner; I went shopping an-1 found I was Just too late to avail myself of a rare bargain in a long-coveted article for which I cannot afford to pay the full nrlee- the Dostman brought me a bill which was about twice what I expected. and a letter irom a aear lricnu ius she would have to give up the visit we had planned; the drainage got stopped up; I walked two miles to Interview a maid about whom I had heard only to find she had taken a position an hour ago; and bitterest drop of all. I came home so tired and exasperated that I lost my temper completely and finished the day by saying disagreeable things to those I love best in the world. . . , I went to bed absolutely disheartened and wondering what there was in the world worth living for. That was day before yesterday, and ye3 trday was a golden day. For, as it alwayn does, the tide having reached Its lowest ebb, turned and came flooding in, bearing ail sorts of blessings. I have chronicled these two days so fully because I think they are typical !n the lives of all of us. Into every life there comes Just about once in so often nn rf thosn uttnrln- disheartening days: but isn't it Just as' sure that a day like this is almost always followed by a day of successes and blessings, of peace and hap piness? . When the tide has reached Its lowest ebb it simply must turn; "it's always darkest Just before dawn." Nor is this true merely of separate days and of trifling annoyances. It is also true of long periods in our lives and of great sorrows. The happiest time of my life came to u.e just after I had emerged from my greatest grief. My most successful year followed one of complete discouragement. Is today one of those days of trial and annoyance for you? Is this year one of your years of grief and discouragement? Courage, comrade, try to remember "It's always darkest Just before dawn." REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR. From the New York Press. When a fat woman cuts out pota toes she calls it eating no more than a bird. What makes a girl afraid to be in the dark with a man is if he's the wrong one. When a man can write big checks it never worries him not to be able to write poetry. A DIAGNOSIS i . . . . uT'"ow naa tin a little wmie I haven't hn . i.v., . x naven t been sure of It till within a day or SO. I'd felt some symptoms of it, in a dim, I uncertain way. Since first I read the ad about the medi ; cine one dav. Last week, however, I struck on the most convincing ad And now 1 know I've got it, and I know I've got4it bad. At first I thought I saw some floating I specs before my eyes, j And then I'd feel that lassitude each morning when I'd rise; auu i i Kept on reading aas aooui man s awful ills Until I found I suffered from dumb fever, aches and chills; I noticed that full feeling for an hour succeeding meals I felt the way a man in gravest Illness always feels. Why, I've had the symptoms; I've had buzzing in the head. And sudden loss of temper; can't remem ber what I've read; My feet will often "go to sleep"; my fin gertips get numb I shouldn't doubt if I should be both paralyzed and dumb. And, as I say, last week I struck the most convincing ad I don't know what may all me, but I know I've got it bad. I've written to the doctor for that medi cine of his I'm ready to acknowledge that it's what he says it is. I've got my letter written, telling what I have endured; My picture has been taken, and I'm ready to be cured. I've suffered all the symptoms that the other patients had I only know I've got it, and I know I've got it bad. Chicago Post. THE EVENING STORY A Widow for Love. (By Marian Pel ham Waters.) "You insufferable " Ellaline began, emphasizing scorn with a stamp of the foot, a small foot, and light stepping. Agnew noted it approvingly. "As good a way to show it as any," he commented letting his eyes rest upon it. Ellaline snatched back the dainty mem ber, saying with a tremor she tried to hide: "Go on! Insult me as much as you like you know I have nobody " "But me your betrothed," Agnew lnter reputed lazily, then his eyes growing grave: "Suppose we stop clawing each other and talk sense for well, say three minutes? it might be profitable, "i nate anytning prontaoie," Ellaline strong and virile. Therein lies the safe cried passionately guard of the race's future, and all ef queried1" suppose?" Agnew forta to educate admiration for strength She shook her head, panting out between 1 and self-reliance and vigorous self-asset teeth: "No my name! My wretched, sertion out of children result in perver wretched name! It was wickedly cruel to 1 sion. call any poor infant after an Aunt Ella . The so-called money-madness with and an Aunt Adaline." I which we are told Americans are af- Agreed, unanimously," Agnew an- fl,tpd tn djrect result of the mis swered, nodding. "But have you thought ,e,' 13 t , V,t , since we can't change baptismal regis- guided attempts to force upon the ters, there may be compensation in chang- young of the last generation a molly ing the other end?" I coddle view of ethics and morals. Our : waiiea .nuiaiine. x nave hoc necn allowed to think of anything else. Mother is at me morning, noon and night; says I shall fly in the face of Providence, and deserve all the bad luck in the world if I dare to think of upsetting the plan of my poor dead kinfolk " "it was odd, both those dear women loving and losing my father, and trying in this way to give me their money," Agnew said thoughtfully. "Never heard of juat such another case. Say, though do you hate me on eeneral nrinclDles. or lust as I we hate the things that are 'so good for us?" "I believe I hate you fifty thousand dollars' worth," Ellaline sobbed. "You don't know how the money has weighed on me how it has put me outside. Moth er has said so many times: "El'line is go ing to have so much hereafter, she can do without now.' That has made Tom and Bess, and even little Florry, envy me. In deed they almost hate me because of the wretched money. I'd give it to them gladly If only I had the power." "Sure?" Agnew asked. She nodded. He turned away, silent. Next minute she heard him riding away. Unaccountably her heart sank as sue listened. If he never came again good-by to all hope of ease. By refusing to marry him she would forfeit all claim to their joint inheritance. He had come for a final decision and gone away heaped with her scorn. Sne did not see him for three days. Then his face was very grave. "I've been looking deep," he said. "There is no get ting around that will. It was made joint ly, you know. Whoever drew it left no loopholes. Unless we marry each other we get nothing. I thought, by refusing I could give you all of it " "You don't think I would have let you?" Ellaline burst in. He smiled. "Even you are not proof against the logic of accomplished facts. ' he said. "Neither is that bother of a will. My proposition is this: Let's get married right away and draw straws as to who shall have the money. It vests in us in stantly. The knot tied, we can do as we like divide, toss up, what we will and of course play quits. Divorce is cheap and easy in the right state." "A grass widow! Never! Why, I think they are horrible," Ellaline began. Agnew shrugged ' slightly. "I can't do any better." he murmured apologetically, "of course if I were mad I would make you a real widow for love." - "Don't say such dreadful things. As though I would let you kill yourself. Why, I would rather " stopping there, Ella line blushed a bright poppy-scarlet she was so amazed to find there was an altr native more horrible than marriage with Agnew. He glanced at her, narrowly but cove-t- ly, and hurried on: "Suppose we toss for It if I win. it is marry me, and divorce me. If you well, tho money win go i straight to the missionaries. At least t suppose so you could never bring your self to tolerate tne otner tningr Let me think! Hard!" Ellaline entreat ed, putting her hands over her eyes. .She sat so for five minutes, then the handd ieu and sne tooKea at Agnew. ie was staring Into the fire, his face very white. "We we need not toss," she began in a small voice rather tremulous. "I agree- to your plan. We can tell everybody we quarreled on the wedding trip so found out our mistake." "So we can." Agnew assented; then rls lne. "We had better make haste. Only three weeks of grace remain the thing uas to be settled by the time you are twenty-one." "Let's get It over tomorrow," Ellaline said. In still that small, wavery voice. Agnew nodded, and lert her. curiously, for the first time since she had known the destiny she so rebelled against Ella line ran to the window and watched him out of sight. Three days wedded they were speeding toward the goal the western haven of shipwrecked matrimony. Since they were coming thus to the end of trouble, of mis understanding, of a dragging tie. each had felt it the part of good breeding to be as gay, as entertaining, as charming as pos sible. Not once had there been the least Jar. Agnew had shown himself a prince of cavaliers, Ellaline, the most obedient, contented and sweet tempered of dames. Now and then they had touched, lightly. In ent-re amity upon what lay ahead. S-e was firm for dividing the money equally, he as firm on giving her the lion's shaie. l ive thousand by way of a starter, wa all he was willing to accept. He had a little outside she absolutely nothing. After a while, if he prospered, he would like to return the five thousand ther?, she had always stopped Mm and turned the conversation. Another day would bring the end of the journey. Then when he had seen to it that she was comfortably established h would go on over the Journey they had pretended to plan. Nobody need learn that he had finished it alone nor that it ha. been begun for a purpose so fan tastic. Ellaline Bat at ease, her head a little back, her eyes fast upon the fleeting and- I sca.De. It wh.o Tnnstlv KftT-f and brown. 1 Ull of ayB and velmws and tawny duns. i Suddenly their train rounded a huge --ill- I BboM(.f int valley, wheie I wj iT. 1 thO riARert into ji cmi-Hen rn athtt hand there una itiuugui a. i iiai ' -- " wa.a rrnwth eTMn thlnwH flowers, white Uiouses with red roofs peeping up througti inniiy young trees, ana uiuo shouting happily as they ran along tne ditches, now and then stopping to wave their hands. Ellaline saw It all with a sudden flood ing comprehension. Her eyes misted hr cheeks got white. Water was life to tna earth, love was life to the soul. She was shutting herself away from love she knew it, she. felt It. Too late, perhaps ignew must despise her. But she hd never seen him rightly until this journey If she had, she would have been his willing servant. He, too, was watching the transforma tion, his mouth set, his eyes full or dreams, full of something else something that gave her a wonderful courage. Bena toward him she laid her band in his. whispering: "Can't we turn back?" "Not unless," Agnew began, then catch ing sight of her face, "I was ready to make you a widow for love but I would rather have you a wife." t " miaiina whinnered lust I as the scent oforange blossoms came in a 1 .i m i i. . m-tn w,. hm 4 1 : r. iiuuu. VUpyiiKiii, x.'J j, u j 4.4443 Newspaper Syndicate.) SAYS UNCLE GAV After all, the old Sunday school leaflets, with their milk-and-water moralities, were more than half right. It's the little things that count for a happy world, and he that goes about doing good is -the fine flower of the ages. That's a fact that we have known, but haven't felt. The trouble has been that it has been preached by thin-blooded impracticals, who have taken the sanctified view of the situa tion rather than the red-blooded one. The sturdy knights of chivalry got at the situation from the proper angle, and the world lost something when the last of them laid aside his hardware and went Into the business of exploiting the serfs he had formerly protected. What the world needs is sunshine, not candle light. It needs a red-blooded, beef eating Idealism, rather than a bread-and-mllk, Rollo-roll-your-hoop-don't-get-your-clothes-dirty notion of what Is proper conduct. Youth is es sentially sane, though It glorify its sanity with golden dreams beyond the ken of disappointed manhood. Its ideas naturally gravitate to that which is t e-ond mothers and Sunday scnool teacn- ers, failing to grasp the essential prin ciples of the ideals they attempted to Inculcate, headed their charges toward j terest in the construction of such a. a state of flabby, characterless useless- j line of railroad. It would make pos ness. The fault was not with what i sible the operation of passenger train they tried to teach, but the way in j service from Hastings. Neb., through which it was perverted. all of these towns, to Wichita, Conway The Justice of the strong man armed I Springs, Winfleld and Coffeyville. It is the only Justice in which the world j ' ould find a large population in the of men who do things can be interested. ! string of good towns already built and The kindness of the physically and al' amllnK nec"1n wWij IE- . . rt . . other and the nearby parts of the mentally fit Is the on y kindness that gt broUght lnto closer touch with, was ever worth a continental. He that other by thi8 construction.- The turns the left cheek after the right Jowl MlsBOurl pacific road has its lines lo- has been smitten must have that poise cated in the finest part of Kansas, and character that have met and coped : .11 of its lc-ngih it is supported by a with opposition; otherwise he is merely a victim, and his example Is lost. The meakness of weakness is a crime and an abomination. Youth intuitively realizes these things, and the boys of yesterday, having had the natural Ideals of strong, healthy youth edu cated out of them, experienced a revul sion and a large proportion of the boys who had the making of big, well-bal anced men in them, found an outlet for their repressed powers In mere money making. We are outgrowing that condition. In spite of the well-meant mischief of mis. guided mothers. Miss Nancy, of the smelling salts, and the goody goody stories. Today we are training our chil dren to be strong physically, to meet the conditions as they exist, and not as we believe they should exist. We are getting down to the red-blooded, sane and healthy principles of morals, ethics and religion, and are producing, in spite-of a score or two of danger ous habits, a race that is making the ' strong men of other years look like pygmies. Tomorrow, even our Sunday I school leaflets are going to have In them a little of that variety that ap peals to youth. (Copyright. 1912, by the McClure Newspaper Syndicate.) Canada's Food Problem. Canada is facing a problem of the same character as that which troubles the people of the United States, al though the situation In the Dominion is in .various respects worse than here. For years Canada, through the govern ment, by means of railroad advertising and in other ways, has sought to at- tract immigration and develop the ag- ricultural lands of the Northwest. Ef- fort seems to have been directed at most exclusively to one purpose-to ' wheat. Other branches of agricultural industry were comparatively neglected Canada has determined to become a great wheat raiser. Now it looks as though the matter has been overdone or at least it would seem that too little attention has been paid to other kinds of farming. One result is a scarcity of beef, ow ing to the restriction of the areas available for grazing purposes. The wheat growers have appropriated so much land that the cattle ranges have been greatly reduced in extent. Troy Times. QCAKKI5 MEDITATIONS. From the Philadelphia Record. It's only a step from the plunger to the sponger. Life Is full of trials, and the verdict is generally against us. The man who calls himself a fool expects us to disagree with him. It's the successful man who argues that there Is no euch thing as luck. Money talks, but It is never such a chatterbox as the people who talk about it. When the wolf is at the door we can at any rate dispense with a watch dog. A pessimist is a man who never hopes for the best because he hates to be fooled. Hoax "How do you like my friend the aviator?" Joax "Oh, he's too flighty for me." There may be plenty of room at the top, Tsut a man must be pretty well balanced to remain there. Distance, as a rule, doesn't magnify, but the closer we get to some people, the smaller we find them to be. KANSAS COMMENT THE COUNTRY CHURCH. Denominationalism Is the incubus under which the country church a laboring. Each denomination tries to maintain a church in a field not too large to be nicely handled by one union church. As a result, all of the churches are weak, are unable to secure strong pastors, the Word of God Is presented by those who may be lacking In both earnestness and ability and the burden falls on the woman. The women of the country church are its martyrs. With a total lack of Interest on the part of the men, they hold suppers, serve dinners at sales, piece quilts, and In a hundred ways endeavor to turn their labor Into cash that the church may be kept open. Without these wom en the churches would cease to exist in the country fields and thousands of children would grow to maturity with out ever hearing a sermon or attend ing a Sunday school. A Lawrence woman has recently visited a number of country churches for the missionary society she represents, and she is heart sick at the weight of responsibility car ried by the women. In one town visited, a well-to-do little community, there was but one business man in the town who was a church member. The others were indifferent and while patrpmizing the entertainments and suppers given by the women, give nothing directly to the support of the church. The work of each denomination has been great ly advanced by having associations and boards to give general supervision to the work of the church In districts and states. Why would is not be possible for all of the protestant churches to enter Into union for work In country communities? Such a board could close a church here and open one there, ac cording to the demands, or could rec ommend the obliteration of sectarian lines in certain localities in favor of a union church. Each denomination could be asked for a certain amount to be used in home missions, and all could be used to the best possible advantage. If love conquereth all things, why not let it break down our church prejudices ? Lawrence Journal-World. FIFTY MILES OF RAILROAD. The building of less than fifty miles of railroad by the Missouri Pacific company would make a fairly direct line of railroad through Kansas, from the northern to the southern boundary of the state. It would make the long desired north-and-south line a cer tainty. It would be a line of road to connect every east and west line through this state and a portion of Nebraska and it would also connect up some loose ends of Missouri Pacific. Not only would the country through which the road would pass be Interested in the building of such a line but all of the towns on this route across the state would be benefited by It as well. Wichita and Hutchinson, Sterling, Nickerson, Lyons, Geneseo, Lincoln, Beloit, Concordia, Kan., and Superior and Hastings, Neb., would all have In- country that produces dividends for the company. The addition of the new line would also be in Just as good country and would be of value to the railroad line by the convenience it would be to the entire system in Kan sas. All of the towns interested In the building of this line should form J ana ftVi? "I L IZZ! ihS end that will finally bring this needed Missouri Pacific extension. Hutchin son News. IROM OTHER PENS INVENTION AND CRIME. There is a general belief, which seems to be sustained by the sensational events re ported from day to day, that murders and other crimes of violence are more common ana committd on a more wholesale scale than ever hfnr A .unmin. . v. - . ness of this belief, what is the probable cause, the laxity of the law or an in- " c , , 1 ""generate impulses? We are Ji"?! "ns to think that society Is worse in its acts and motives than it was in a previous generation. On the contrary, wa believe there has been an improvement in our standards. A very plausible explana tion of these extreme crimes is the great advance that has been made in the facili ties for destroying life. The International crook. Henry Vogel, who was killed with a. girl companion in New York this week, la said to have spent a portion of last Summer In Pittsfleld. While there he ex hibited considerable wealth and a maga zine revolver which he claimed could dis charge thirty-three shots a minute. With such a concentrated arsenal upon his per son it was hardly surprising that lie should have been able to kill five persons before he was himself done for nsnr- adoes thus equipped can defy for season me "L,'8! dynamite bombs make the wnrV nr nn- sination easier and more fruitful than It was in the old days, so in a certain senje the Increase of crime keeps pace with the march of invention Boston Transcript. Yes, he Is regarded ing colorists." "Better than Gamboge Smear?" "Yes, indeed. Why. there's one of his bits of still life, a study of a raw beefsteak, that looks like a Sicilian sun set." Cleveland Plain Dealer. Saw It. "Did you see my painting at the exhibition?" "I did. It was the only picture I examined with care." "Splendid' Why was that?" "Because nobody eise was looking at it." Meggendorfer Blaet ter. A Dramatic Finish. She (after the pro posal) What! Marry you a drunkard gambler and impostor? Ha, ha! Begone! sir, before I ring and have you ejected' He Isabella, am I to take this as a re-1 fusal? London Opinion. Such" a Mad Wag. Tailor You want your trouser pockets to run up and down I suppose. Facetious Customer If you can make them do so. And, say, have them run up and down so fast that mv wife can't get into them, will you' E- change. ' Mrs. Klubman-"If I'd known that you would leave me alone so much, I'd never have married you." Klubman-"But In that case, you would have been alone a good deal more."-Boston Transcript. "Never see any around here'" "W .. - 1 ..l"nis m nre aAO - . 44 . cicr. "What ,1 .. 1. ""t 'em off? t" Li suppose k lied 1 dunno. But I have m suspicion ii. was local oDtlon w.i J HUMOR OF THE DAY 4 ton Star. - . MU1U.