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TTTB, TOPEKA. DAILY g'TP,. JOTmNAIU-DECEMBER, 12, 1912 Stapeka 5ft ate 3IairraaI " By FRANK P. MAO LENNAN. CEntered July 1. 1878. as second-claaa matter at the poetofflce at Topeka, Kan., under the act of congress. .Volume xxxiv no. 297 Official Stat Paper. Official Paper City of Topeka. - TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. ' Dally edition, delivered by carrier, M cants a week to any part of Topeka, or suburb, or at the same price In any Kan sas town where the paper aae a carrier system. By man one year ............. .......P 80 By mall, sis months 1.90 By mall. 100 days, trial order 1 " TELEPHONES. Private branch ezcliuwa Can Ml and asV the State Journal operator for per son or department desire A. .topeka State Journal bulldtnc S00 aad Ot Kansas avenue, corner Eljthth. Kew York Office: 260 Fifth avenue, Paul Block, manager. Chicago Office: Steger bonding. Panl Slock, manager. Boston Office: Tremont Building. Paul Block, manager. ITJI1. LEASED WIRB REPORT OP THS ASSOCIATED PRESS. The State Journal Is a member of the Associated Presa and receives the full day telegraph report of that great news or Canlsatloa for the exclusive aftsraasa yubllcatloa In Topeka, The news is received la The Stats Jaar al beUdlng over wires er tills sola pur- After all, he like a soldier fell. Ar thur Capper does not propose to wage a contest for the office of governor. Perhaps It Is worthy of notice that the St. Louis pastor who calls this a nation of professional liars obviously includes himself. It la not Improbable that some of the men who rock the boat in the summer ara preparing to wear cotton whiskers at Christmas time. President-elect Wilson Is apparently becoming Intensely popular with all classes. He Is beginning to receive let ters of the "Black Hand" variety. Artist Bob Chanler says he doesn't want to see Cavalierl again. Nor can any one blame him. The last time he saw her she raised him and it cost him 80,000., - . - This- Is also the season of the year when the Sunday -school teacher has to pretend she doesn't understand why her class lias been Increasing In size so rapidly. Coincident with the news of the Bull Moose speechmaking in Chicago, came a dispatch from Washington telling that the government seismograph there had registered several distinct shocks. German scientists say that aeroplane flights in high altitudes destroy tu berculosis germs. This apparently is borne out . by the fact that aviators, when picked up, seem not to have been killed by tuberculosis. Britain's militant suffragettes must be in the throes of second childhood; or else they are simply crazy. They are causing much trouble and confusion in London nowadays by turning in num erous false fire-alarms. That "Jack the Hugger," who is working out in Topeka these evenings is evidently a gentleman of -discernment. He operates on the highways and byways that are frequented by the Washburn college girls. Football Is likely to gain a bit in the favor of some of its critics. Storer, one of the Harvard stars on the grid Iron, has been chosen to lead the lit erary "team" that has been given the task of revising the college hymnal. There is this speck of consolation for the Duke of the Abruzzi. He can land prizes in other arenas than the one concerned with matrimony. The Academy of Sciences of France has just bestowed upon him the principal geographical prize of the year. "I am so glad to be returning to America where I have so many good friends," remaked lime. Tetrazzini, as she sailed from England recently. And prominent among the "good friends" no doubt are the stacks of American gold pieces she receives each time she condescends to warble a few songs, f Apparently, the militarism tnat pre vails In European nations is not as at tractive as It once was with the com mon herd. During the past three years in France no less than 90,000 soldiers, or three full army corps, have deserted their regiments. And the percentage of -desertions is in creasing. Prospects for averting a war between some of the major powers of Europe, or a general one into which all of them will be dragged, do not appear to be exceedingly bright. Else the big busi ness interests in several centers there would not be taking put such an enor mous amount . of expensive insurance covering risks of war. If the United States owned all the railroads Within Its confines, operated I nil w 1 ilia witi .... , nun viriiuui.Li.il several of the other big industries, there wouldn't be a sufficient number of government jobs for Mr. Wilson to I parcel out after March 4 next to the Democrats who think they are entitled to recognition In this direction. If there was anything In a name it would appear that Mrs. Flxen of Chl s cago would be the woman to provide the remedy. She declares that the progress of her sex has been retarded by the teachings of the Bible, which, she insists, give man all the best of it. However, Sister Flxen has, probably developed this opinion merely for the purpose, of gaining a little notoriety GOOD ROADS. Another conference of the good roads" enthusiasts in the state has just been held. There was an excellent and rep resentative attendance. Many interest ing and instructive addresses were I made. And the cause was undoubtedly helped oh its way most materially thereby. But the time for expounding the theory of the efficacy and the need of good roads belongs in the past. Only the densely ignorant are not alive to the advantages of improved highways of the permanent variety; and fortu nately there are not many such in Kan sas. What is wanted now is action, and action that is intelligently directed. This can only be provided by the state assuming much more than a mere ad visory attitude in the premises. Under present conditions there Is a wide variety of laws In the Kansas statute books, and a complexity as well, that authorize the improvement and construction of highways. But they are all of local scope. There 13 no doubt, either, but under these laws much road improvement of one sort or another has been brought about in many sections of the state during the past two or three years. But it Is cer tainly not of the kind that will event ually provide the state with anything that approaches a serviceable system of good roads. Nor will such a system ever come into existence until a legislature awakes to the realization of the fact that one of the state's urgent needs Is an adequate state engineering depart ment to develop such a system and su pervise its construction. Furthermore, and of essentially additional importance is the need for state aid In the build ing of at least what might properly be described as the trunk lines of such a system. Little if any progress has been made in the building of real good roads in any state in the union where this pro cedure has not been followed. And Kansas certainly will not prove an ex ception to -this rule. Roads that will be of advantage to a whole common wealth are no mere local matter, and the sooner the state of Kansas realizes this fact the better it will be for the good roads movement here, and the quicker it will take on definite propor tions. As long as the improvement of all the roads is left entirely in the hands of county authorities, whose whims In the matter of road building and experi ments in that direction are likely to change Just as often as changes are made in the personnel of the county commissions, Just so long will Kansas be without even the prospects of a sys tem of good roads worth while. WHY OUR POLICE FAIL, what is the trouble with the police nutetn nf American cities? Whom shall we blame for the failure of the American police to cope with the growing forces of vice and crime? The recent conviction of Lieutenant Beck er of New Tork has tended to empna size the corruption within the ranks nf tvi nollcn force itself. Quite a dif ferent view of the situation, however, id rivn. nnlntK out Current Litera ture hv Dr. Havelock Ellis, the dis tinguished English sociologist and psychologist, who, in a timeiy essay t, "Tmrr.ora.litv and the Law," pub lisher) in a new volume of essays, an alyzes the American police, situation at loncrth. The police systems or. me large cities of the United States, says the eminent authority, present an ob ject lesson to the world In the fool- (ehriPK.i nf attempting to make people moral by force. It is just this im possible task, thinks Dr. Ellis, that the American people have given ineir police. Our legislators have failed to make a distinction between vice and crime. "The virility of our morals is not proved by any weak attempt to call in the aid of the secular arm of. law." We Americans, more than any other people, according to Dr. Ellis, have believed that morality was a matter of police regulation. We have not realized that immorality cannot be encountered by physical foroe. We have never learned that "the police can never become the agents of any morality of the heart," or that "all the repression in the world can only touch the surface of life." TEACH CHILE REX REVERENCE. Once there was a man who was asked if vm liked the white meat of turkey. "I've never tasted it," he said. "When j I was young, it went to my parents, i Now that I'm old, my children take i It as a matter of course." I This hypothetical person, who is so plausible, however, that all the land knows him. would rejoice at the talk of William H. Maxwell, head of the public schools In New Tprk city. Dr. Maxwell is more than a pedagogue, who, as Mayor Gaynor pointed out the other day, used to be the slave who convoyed the children to school and had nothing to do with teaching them, though modern twisting of the word has made It stand for the educative power itself. He studies conditions as well as textbooks and he sees in the attitude of the rising generation a distinct menace to the land, on ac count of the lack of reverence among children. , The family is first to blame for this deplorable spirit, said Dr. Maxwell, but the school is also highly responsi ble. If the scnools themselves did not receive the respect which they deserv ed, it was the- fault of the parents, and he cited the case of an insurgent boy whose father, a police officer of New York, had vituperated schools and scholars in the hearing of the lad. What other feeling could a child have In such a home atmosphere? And then he scored the schools for exalting the pupils above their parents. The teachers call upon the children to do their best and demand that the parents do their duty by their chil dren by any and all sorts of sacrifices I to keep- them in school. They are thus officially subordinated to the child. - "Wa spend money like water for the education of American boys and girls," said Dr. Maxwell, "and we provide for I teaching them everything except rever I ence. What we need is a revival of j the good old doctrine. 'Honor thy fath , er and thy mother, that thy days may i be long In the land which the Lord, j thy God, giveth thee.' " What was said of the attitude of the New York children applies to those of the whole country. Children are bumptious, Irrepressible, Irreverent The parents, in their supineness, are to blame. The schools, in their craze for the shell of education, are to blame, also. The remedy lies in a better un derstanding of the duty of each and then their getting together in mutual action. It will have to come, and the sooner the better. JOURNAL ENTRIES Too many folk fall to do the right thing by themselves. As a general rule, the man, who is easily satisfied, hasn't much. Any number of people with good reputations scarcely deserve them. Dodging responsibilities is an ex cellent way to make them heavier. Every man will laugh readily at a misrhty poor joke, if he springs It him self. JAYHAWKER JOTS Neither Is it necessary, insists the Oskaloosa Times, for a red-blooded man to show it principally in the end of his nose. Do you know why you are what you are? is one of the perplexing questions put out by the Munden People's Ad vocate. It Is the opinion of the Burlington Independent that the "shop early cry" will probably be as generally disre garded as it has in former years.. . . Music-in-the-air item In the Rooks County Record: It is In the air that a good tuneful concert orchestra will soon be grinding out music in Stockton. Nobody could blame her for feeling that way when Miss May Tickell was elected treasurer of Pawnee county, thinks the Wa-Keeney Western Kansas World. Editor Calnan, of the Troy Chief, thinks that William Allen White should retire to Thunder Mountain and write a book on '"The Rise and Fall of the Bull Moose." Did you ever notice, asks the King man Journal that nine-tenths of the folk who approach you for advice are merely looking for somebody who will agree with them.. Editor McKImson, of the Gray County Beacon, is authority for the statement that If you swat a fly now. it will save you seventeen thousand swats next spring. There Is a marked contrast, points out the Washington Republican-Register, in the time it takes a woman to change her clothes and the time It takes her to change her mind. " A Sabetha man, reports the Sabetha Herald, has made a solemn promise to his wife that he expects to keep: That he will not buy an automobile as long as he occasionally takes a drink of booze. Booze and gasoline don't mix well. Last year the cattle were all sold off because of a scarcity of feed, says the Hill City Republican. This fall the high prices seem to be getting about all that are left, notwithstanding an abundance of both corn and rough feed. If this movement keeps up much longer, grow ers and shippers will both be out of business. Rip Van Winkle, the North-West cor ner correspondent of the ' Hill City Reveille New-Era, doesn't miss much of the news that develops in his vicinity. Among his items In the current issue of the paper Is the following: Sam Kline's hounds killed" a lonesome coon and two Innocent skunks that were out for a walk, one night recently. GLOBE SIGHTS BT THE ATCHISON GLOBE. No one Is as disobedient as he would like to be. Maybe the man you are criticising Is shooting over your head. Most of the real interest in a romance is limited to two people. It sometimes happens that a dollar gets on the nerves of thirty cents. Every small town has an ambition to become large enough to kick on the smoke nuisance. Probably you can't tell a real diamond from an Imitation unless you buy it or try to soak it. Facts may be stranger than fiction, as the sawsmlth says, but it doesn't sell as well to the magazines. Neither the weather nor the season of the year has a great deal to do with producing melancholy days. Harlng heard of good losers so long, we have figured out that they are the rare ones who don't make excuses. If you want something "on" an enemy, cultivate th acquaintance of some of his kin with whom be is having a row. "Being poor, I have alWays been able to find something to worry about besides burglars and hold-up men." Rufe Hos kins. Nothing helps you as much as taking care of yourself, regardless of what the patent medicine advertisement may say about it. QUAKER MEDITATIONS From the Philadelphia Record. A leck that should never be bolted wedlock. It Isn't wise to pick a quarrel or pull a leg before It is ripe. Love is blind, but the prettier a girl is the less apt is she to believe it. Ambition never grows old. In fact, It seldom reaches the age of maturity. Drink may drive away dull care, but It always comes back a little sharper. Many a man who says he makes both ends meet is merely stretching his Imag ination. Flattery Is a good bait for suckers, but you can catch some of them with a bare hook. Appearances are often deceptive. Even the girl with a rosebud mouth may give a withering smile. Wigg "Would you consider Bjones effeminate?" Wagg "Well, he generally manages to have his own way." "A thing of beauty Is a joy forever," quoted the Wise Guy. "Yes, until she gets old," amended the Simple Mug. - Blobbs "Eo you think we shall know each other in heaven?" Slobbs "Well, If we do there will be lots of people there who will be just as much surprised to see you as you'll be to see them." .RY THE WAY BY HARVEY PARSONS. The "Jay towns" of. which vodevil actors and traveling men are wont to speak, have been located. They are "Old Jay and "New Jay," of eastern Oklahoma. Suffragettes in London turn in false alarms of fire. But although the alarms are false, the suffragettes make it hot enough for the authorities. The question: "Why is' a six-day bicycle race?" will be discussed to night by the Radiator club. The principal speaker of the evening will take the position that the six-day race is not a sport, but a form of nuttirits. "Rushing the can" will be prohibit ed in Washington this winter, but as congress win be composed largely of Democrats, the new order will work but little hardship. The Democrat, as a rule, gets his in a jug. The man who carries his wife's pic ture in the back of his watch, should take a careful slant at it each day. She might remove it while he is asleep. Just to see how long It would be before he missed it. The world isn't growing worse. The per cent of crime doesn't begin to' compare with the record made in the earliest history of man. One Cain, so it is said, went on a rampage and killed one-fourth of the total popula tion with a club.- There may be more ways than one to kill a cat, as alleged, but nearly all of them are failures. To call a meek man a "mouse," is giving the mouse the worst of it. No woman is afraid of a meek man. Blackhanders requested Mr. Wilson to deliver $5,000. Their method dif fered in this particular; they didn't call it "salary" or say anything about a job. One of the favorite themes of those backward philosophers who seem to take delight in thinking that the past was far better than the present, and that the world is steadily running down, is to compare the young women of to- I day most unfavorably with their mothers. One of the indictments against the women of today is that so many of them prefer a professional or business life to marriage. Another is that even when they do marry they seldom have as large fam ilies as their mothers. Still another is their eagerness for higher education and for interests out side the Jiome. Now as to whether all these things are really bad, or as to whether they are wholly the fault of those against whom they are charged I am not going to argue. The point I want to bring out is this why should the mothers be praised and the daughters disparaged when in nine cases out of ten the older generation heartily approves of the at titude of the new? For it does. And in many cases the mothers are even more strenuous about it than their own daughters. A young professional woman who has made a great success in her work re cently announced her engagement to a young business man who -is probably making less money than she. She is going to give up her work when they are married, which will probably be in a few months. I happened to be sitting with a group of older women that highly virtuous last generation who are supposed to represent the normal love of domesti city and the home when they heard the news. Were they delighted to hear that this woman was going to give up a profes sional career for the greater profession of home-making? On the contrary, almost without ex ception they figuratively threw up their hands in horror. "To think of her giving up that splen did salary.' "And she had such fine prospects." "I would certainly have expected more of her." Such were the comments that this news brought forth. Again Jn the matter of race suicide! Surely you have noticed in your own circle of acquaintances how often the prospective grandmother is disturbed instead of pleased when her daughter promises her another grandchild. Theoretically the older generation be lieved in large families; actually it seems as if their own experience with the hardships and broken health that a baby every year or two meant, has made them far more keen on small families than their daughters. If the truth were known, I think we should find that again and again It is the mother of the young married woman who advises her most strongly against Immediate motherhood. Perhaps afttr all there isn't such a very wide gap between these two gen erations of women, as some folks would have us believe. Perhaps after .all they are both Just human beings with human desires for happiness and a tendency to search for it In whatever happens to be the pres ent path of least resistance. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago News.J Go to a dentist for your tooth extracts. Many a good story is spoiled by sticking to facts. A promise Is something you should keep wnen you give it. The will of the people has disheartened many a candidate. One way to hurt a woman's feelings is to tell her that she has none. Much of the happiness in the world is due to the fact that ignorance is bliss. When the average man starts on the downward path he wants some silly wo man to accompany him. Almost every married man wastes a lot of valuable time In explaining to his wll'J just how it happened. A woman may not swallow all the com pliments men hand her, but she thinks there is merit in them just the same. If the chicken is no good will the egg-beater? (Stop smoking, young man! You re helping to back a trust.) If you get shipwrecked just east of Panama, Hail Colombia. (Don't treat that guy harshly. He's the boob that put the embers in De cember.) Isn't it all right to insist that a dog's tail is something of a wag? (How are you fixed for the winter, anyhow?) j EVENING CHAT ' BT RUTH CAJCMROM. DAFEYDILS BY TJ. KOALL. THE LAST SLEEP. Some shining April I shall be asleep. And over me the ancient joy shall pass; I shall not see young Spring dance down the world With ribbons of green grass. But I shall dream of all that I have lost Breath of the wind. Immortal loveliness. Wild beauty of the sunlight on the hills, Now mine no less Because I slumber. Nay, but more than mine. Since I a part of them shall strangely be. Only I ask, when the pink hawthorn breaks. That one shall think of me. Charles Hanson Tonne, in Harper's Weekly. THE EVENING S70RY Cargrave Rents a Flat. (By Mollie McMaster.) While Cargrave read the letter from his fiancee a frown gathered slowly but surely between his heavy brows. "I do so dislike shopping," Emily had written. "Don't you think you could furnish our apartment before I get there?" Cargrave sighed. He had hoped that Emily would have made his home cozy and artistic. His bachelor apart ment was anything but homelike yet he seemed not to know exactly what it lacked. i "And now I am expected to furnish smiled grimly when he realized that from kitchen to drawing room he was supposed to know just what was necessary for the beginning of house keeping. Cargrave would have smiled whim sically had he been a whimsical kind cf man but he was not. He was big and more or less rugged in his pos session of strength. Instead of smil ing at his predicament he picked up the morning paper and turned to the advertisements for furnished apart ments. "Some one Is always going abroad," muttered Cargrave. "Perhaps I can buy over an entire equipment." He produced his pencil and marked off one or two notices that seemed prom ising. "I will stop in at 0099 West End avenue tonisrht it reads better than the others," he decided and looked over the simply worded advertisement. "For disposal immediately. Com plete furnishings for five-room apart ment Call after 5 o'clock. Apart ment 7. 009 9 West End avenue." During the day Cargrave was more or less irritable on account of his ex pected journey into the house hunting world. "This a woman's domain," he mut tered as the elevator carried him up to apartment 7 A big black "mammy", opened the door for him and Cargrave stepped into tne small entrance hall. "A gentleman to see the apartment. Miss Mabel," she called to some one within the closed door of the drawing room. When the door oDened Carerave had a peculiar feeling of sudden weak ness, it was much as if he had been swept into an unknown land and knew not where to turn. His first Impression of the girl standing there was one of hair and eyes. He saw nothing else in that first quick glance. Afterward as his eyes traveled swiftly down he realized that there was a scarlet pair of lips ana a nose tnat was slightly tip-tilted. There, was deep emotion in every line or tneace.j r - . "I beg your pardon," he made swift apology, "you your apartment rather startled me with its beauty. I am looking for just such a home." Car grave drew a long breath. There was sweetness in the air. Perhaps subtle perfume was hidden In the soft rose hangings and in the hair of the girl. "My furniture is all for sale," Mabel Mccarty said and Cargrave listened to a beautifully intoned voice rather than words. Was there more than a hint of controlled emotion there? "I have been engaged recently for a tour in South Africa and must dispose of all this." She turned away then and Cargrave knew that her sacrifice was great. "Is it absolutely necessary?" he found himself asking while he glanced about the artistic daintiness of her nest. "Yes," she told him. "I had expect ed a long run in New York when I furnished this apartment, hut our play failed. Now I cannot afford to keep it up while we tour South Africa it breaks my heart," she added and her eyes met Cargrave's. After he had dragged his eyes away from her face he asked abruptly, "When will you be back?" Mabel McCarty never knew Just why she smiled. Perhaps the unexpected ness of Cargrave's coming had made her slightly hysterical. She found it Impossible to meet the concentrated gaze of his eyes. ."Theatrical people are uncertain," she made answer, "but we expect to be back within the year. It depends upon our new play." "I will take the apartment from you," Cargrave said. "If you Want it back after a year you may have it." It took all his strength to tell her his next thought. "I am going t be married next week.. I want Mrs. Cargrave to have just such a home as this to come to. After a year perhaps she will be willing to furnish a home of her own." To the sensitive girl listening there was something deeply pathetic in that last sentence. Her throat felt strange ly painful. She glanced swiftly at Car grave and wondered how any flesh and blood girl could let him go house-hunting alone. "It is the sweetest pleasure a woman can have," she said almost unconscious of having spoken aloud. "To you yes." he said looking Into her eyes. He caught his breath swifts ly and looked away. Never in his. life had he felt so weak where a woman was concerned. "I want to see the rest of the apartment," he said. "Open those three doors and you will see it all," the little actress said and sank down into her big chair. She watched him while he glanced first in- j to her small dining room, then Into her j own pink rose boudoir and after that ' into the dainty blue room. Her heart ) was beating so that she felt stifled. Cargrave returned to her side. His face was set and white. "I want this apartment and everything in it," he said. "May I telephone to the paper to have your advertisement removed?" The girl only nodded her head. Her voice that carried out over the foot lights and even to the topmost gal lerv was suddenly silent "In one year." Cargrave said and his voice was hard with his effort, "you are to come back to your, apartment. I will make all other arrangements with you by letter. Is that right?" Mabel McCarty arose and put her hand within that of Cargrave's. . "Yes," she said in a steady, sweet voice, "I feel that all you do will be right. Something makes me trust you as if we had known each other al ways. Take my apartment and be happy In It you and your wife." Cargrave did not know bow he got out of the door and back to his own room. As for the girl, her face went for ward on her arms and. sobs, for which she could not account, shook her from head to foot. And in a small town in the West Emily Baker stepped into the tele graph office. There was a man at her side and when she glanced into his eyes she smiled. He was the one man. The telegram she wrote . out at his dictation was: "Tom and I were mar ried today. Please forgive me. Emily." When Cargrave received the tele gram he was writing out a check for one year's rent for an apartment at 0099 West End avenue. And even as he signed that check, he sighed in relief. "This won't be the last check I'll write for this apartment," he soliloquized. "I want a wife who is a home-maker1 a girl who can make such a home as that. In fact." he admitted to himself, "I want the woman who made that home. It is fate and she Is the one woman." He called up Miss McCarty and told her he was sending the check. "But after all It Is not to be for my bride this year. She has just been married to another man. I'll write to you if I may." "You may,' said a sweet voice over the wire. (Copyright, 1912 by the Mc Clure Newspaper Syndicate.) SAYS UNCLE GAV It's all right for you to kick and raise Cain and make the man who is crowding you move over, but while you're trying in your earnest and somewhat exciting way to improve wait, lnt Innlf cr.t t n mti.Vi urrannaH ' iin 1 n trio AnATr as in trvrtrot that vnu have a lot to be thankful for. It's all right to see the dark side of things as long as you have a good, hard, cheerful fight in you, but don't look so long and with so much concentra tion upon the dark side that you be come discouraged. It's well enough to be discontented, but don't get des perate. Your dissatisfaction with unfavor able conditions is the hope of your latter years and of the generation that is to come after you. But your appreciation of the progress won by your fathers makes largely for your present happiness. This age differs radically from all the ages that have gone before it. It is the poor man's age the age of approximate equal rights, of the cur tailment of special privilege, of the common enjoyment of the good things of life. It is not only the era of the poor man who becomes well to do or rich but it is the era of the poor man who stays poor. We hear a great deal about the high cost of living, of the depredations of this trust and that combination in restraint of trade, of political corrup tion and the usurpation of rights, powers and privileges, and it Is well that we do. All this fuss and furore is merely an indication of social and political health. We are reaching a stage of civilization in which our boasted . equality is beginning to de mand practical as well as theoretical recognition, and we are getting along toward the goal of the fathers of the republic a good deal faster than some of us believe. Yesterday we cared little about these matters, as indicated by our spasmodic interest In them. Todav they raise our dander and we gird ourvlolns to go after the fellows whom we believe still nave sometning that belongs to us. When this tumult and shouting Is sifted down to fact, we are a good deal better off. In the mass, than we were a little while ago. There are a few facts that stand out as plainly as the Lady with the Torch. What ever else may be said of this age, it is Its almost unanimous effort to give every man an equal chance with ev ery other. No other age has seriously attempted to do this. If you live in abject poverty, we insist that you Bhall have proper food, proper nousmg ana a proper education. Given these, we further Insist that you go to work ana make a man of yourself. In spite of all that we say of the trusts, and much of what we say is true, they are clamoring for strong men to do great work, and you have only to qualify for the Job in order to make good. . xne very economic evils of which we com plain are creating new opportunities for the fit. Yesterday, tne nt naa hard scratching to find the opportun ity. Day before yesterday they might have lived in serfdom, regard less of their qualifications for the tasks of free manhood. The civilization of today seeks to make men and then to give them men's work to do. The age of trusts is infinitely su perior to the age of scattered effort, and Incomparably above the feudal era. Yesterday they made slaves of whomsoever was conquerable. Today we refuse to let poverty breed a race of slaves and the whole world trend of modern legislation is to protect the weak that they may become strong. If you have the grit to stick, sense enough to keep your eyes open, cour age to be true to yourself, though you be born in a hovel, society Will not only keep its foot off your neck, but it will offer a hand. If you don't be lieve it, ask a few questions about the career of the next ten conspicuously successful men that you meet. At least eight of them will have come from Doverty and two of these eight are likely to have risen from the dregs. If you can't rise, you are still more fortunate than tho man in the same relative position yesterday. Not since the first sun shone has there been so near ly equal distribution of the comforts, rights and privileges of existence as to day. The gap between the rich and the Door is no longer a great gulf. Only a small percentage of the pov erty ridden are without something that approximates what we call modern comforts. The man of modern means or the man who lives from hand to mouth, has. after all, only a little less of the things that he can actually use, than the rich. Sometimes his measure of freedom is really greater. If things are not going to suit you, by all means raise Cain. That's your inalienable privilege, one of the privi leges of this golden age. Give your own little corner of the world a shak ing you may do It good. If you feel like fighting the existing order, sail In. Break heads and demolish systems and put the kibosh on the fellow who gets in your way. But while you're doing it, do It cheerfully and with good in tent. This isn't a perfect age, but It is a golden one and you have no quar rel with society at large. REFLECTIOXS OF A- BACHELOR. tFrom the New York Press.J The better new things are the more age bemoans the disappearance of the old ones. ' '..''. A girl gets interested In a man became If he weren't the one It would be some other. - The way a woman tells she Is expecting bad news is she feels like having a nice cry anyhow. i KANSAS COMMENT iT"a ni-TTTvn TOO LATE. I In Just one week It will be too late . . , a .v. mad rush to snop eariy mci- " will begin in earnest. Already some of the merchants are sitting back rub bing their hands for their Christmas stock has been moving and moving fast. In one instance the owner 01 the "shop" has Just about sold out all his best goods and while there are manv thinen left It is mostly the ! stock which he keeps all the year around and not specialties sucn as n introduces for the Christmas trade. Another man has already quit ad vocating shop early although he does insist upon customers doing it early in the morning. Now while It is late in the season to shop early there ! always a chance to do it early in the day, bo when you can't do one thing one way there Is always another way to do it. This shop early idea is not urged so much by the merchants for their own Bake as it is for their clerks. There is nothing so tedious as to have 20 Impatient customers swarming around each clerk demanding to be waited on ando to become insulted when the clerk asks them to wait. For the sake of those girls shop right now, for remember In a week it will be too late to shop early. Ottawa Republic FARMERS CREDIT BANKS. The question which seems to have attracted the most attention at th governor's conference, seems to hava been the proposition advanced by President Taft to establish farmers' credit banks, and besides being the) subject of considerable deliberation there, it -.as also taken up in a later conference at the White House between the president and a number of th governors. It received the most fa vorable consideration at the hands of the governors, and stands now as one of the most important subjects for fu ture legislation. While it is perhaps out of the question to hope that- fa vorable legislation may be enacted at this session, yet it has already assumed such proportions that its ultimate adoption seems assured, and in that case. President Taft in the closing days of his administration will have been responsible for one of the most prac tical and important constructive meas ures advocated in recent years. Clay Center Republican. FROM OTHER PENS SHAMING THE MOVIN GPICTURE. The bad sense of public taste which seems Inherent in some of the men inter ested in the amusement enterprises was shown recently when motion picture manangers attempted to arrange for pic tures of the wedding of Jack Johnsom, tne black pugilist, and Lucille Cameron, tne white girl he is accused of having ab ducted. The stench of this disgraceful case has been unpleasant enough as it Is without visualizing Its pitiful sequel in the form of films. The very fact that such a move was made shows that a cer tain element In the motion picture busi ness needs to be watched. It is, however, no reflection on the business as a whnla any more than a theatrical performance which ministers to a depraved taste is a reflection on the theatrical business as a whole. In enterprises that seek to arouse vwuis juionwt Kna tnmr. cater 10 tne very natural love of amusement there Is a strong likelihood that some men backing them will try a short cut to box receipts by pandering to the basest In human na ture. The American public, far fro fol lowing this Johnson case with) any de gree of interest has been disgusted with the whole nauseating affair, and doubt less will be glad when the bruiser either is acquitted or locked up for a term of years. Even the sporting public, never very fond of Johnson, has ceased to have any concern as to his fate, his repeated escapades having eliminated him even from pugilism. Grand Rapids Press. TEXAS BRAND OF JUSTICE. The acquittal of Sneed looks like a piece f Texas justice, and nothing better. In what seemed cold blood he murdered the father of the young man who eloped with his wife, and afterward murdered In hit blood the young man himself. For the latter offense he has not yet been tried, but trial would seem a farce after the acquittal yesterday. The coin-t practical ly Instructed the Jury to convict, and the counsel for Sneed was at work on appeal papers, yet the Jury, its mind obsessed with some peculiar Texas idea of protect ing the sanctity of the home, set the pris oner free. When they recovered from the shock of surprise his counsel were fined for disorderly antics in demonstration of their Joy. If It is no crime to kill tha aged father of his wife's lover, Texas must be consistent, pronounce it a duty to kill the lover himself and turn Sneed loose. But this Idea of Texas Justice will not appeal to the sense of right of tie rest of the country. St Paul Dispatch. ON THE SPVR Ot THE MOMENT BY ROY K. MOULTON. The Regular Fellow. The Regular Feller is one who kin smile When everything goes dead wrong; Kin smile with a smile that's free from all guile And tinker up some sort of song. The Regular Feller kin whistle a tune , urn luiugs seem 10 De Dreaklng bad He tries to be happy with what b 11 aba Forgetting what he might have had. The Regular Feller don't talk all tha T.ikfi rattl.hFDl.. . . tiut when he says something, Just .lAcw up your rn inn It's something worth listenln' to. The Regular Feller don't tell what he's done, Or big things he's going to do soon. He just goes and doea 'em and keeps his mouth ahet. His secrets he tells to the moon. The Regular Feller has no time to stoop And dig into other folks' ground. For small village scandal he cares not a whoop. He passes no gossip around. The RlUnaar FeIler Pcak well of hla Or else he says nothing at all. meres no room for rubbish or Junk In his mind, No room for the thoughts that are Th R ha"'" Fe"Cr d0eS n0t "lap Toar -ndfrieaid;that he'" alway y But whenyou-r, In trouble and other. He'll stand by yourlght to the end. t, A,nd ,a 9xxl One. If all else fails. At any rate, T. R. can get A vaudevuls data.