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THE TOPEKA. DAILY STJTE JOTTRITAIi DECEMBER, 18, 1912'
By FRANK P. MAC LENNAN. tEntered July 1. 1876. as aeconfl-claaa matter at the poatofflce at Topeka. Kan, under the act of congress.) VOLUME XXXIV .' No. 302 Official State Paper. Official Paper City of Topeka. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Daily edition, delivered by carrier. M cents a week to any part of Topeka. or suburb, or at the same price ta any Kan sas town where the paper baa a carrier yetem. By mail one year. By mall, el montha l.W By mail. 100 Jay, trial order l w TEJLJE PHONES. Private branch exchange. Call 107 and ah ttoe State Journal operator for por een or department deeired. xopeka State Journal building, 800 aad U Kansas avenue, comer Eighth. New York Office: SfiO Fifth avenue. Paul Block, manager. Chicago Office: Btejjer building Paul Block, manager. . Boston Office: Tremont Building. Paul Block, man Barer. fVUi LEASFTD WIRE REPORT OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. The State Journal Is a member of the Associated Pree and receives tne run aay telegraph report of that great news or Itnlution for the exclusive afternoon publication In Topeka. The news Is received In The State Jour awl be 11 dins; over wires (or this sola por Only seven days until Christmas. Do your shopping early in the mornings. Are you using Red Cross Seals on your Christmas packages? If not, why not? British chemists have found a way of producing sugar from wood and saw dust. But the old-fashioned grocer ac complished the same results with sand. "Women are fleeing from the Turkish harems to Western Europe. They might do worse than take a few lessons from the London suffragists and then go back. An electric current of 100 volts is said to have a food value equal to a porterhouse steak. Still, most of us ; nin ho r-ontont to lot the other fellow ! ... - I have it, despite: the high cost of living. ... . . Considering the things that have to be said to the umpires, there isn't much comfort in the declaration of Dr. Tyndall, an English psychologist, that baseball will be played in the hereafter. If crude oil continues to advance in price at the rate it has been traveling, sell, before she makes up ner minu j -f-it will sojn ge into that exclusive as to the things she wants to Buy. secured, and this he had class where olive oil has so Ions had a monopoly. Most folk throughout the country are probably hoping that the man whom Miss Helen Gould is going to 1 marry, develops into one of the best husbands that the world has ever j known. That's the only kind she de- serves. Some one has figured out that there are 10 million men in the coun try who do not vote. And probably most of them are opposed to letting the women vote on the ground that they are not fitted for complete citi zenship. Philadelphia's Housekeepers' League continues to keep down the price of eggs in that city to 24 cents a dozen. Inasmuch as he eggs are of the cold storage variety, that is really a pretty good price for them. Governor Wilson insists that he hasn't made up his mind as yet as to what will be the type of the cabinet he will form. It is likely, though, that he can get plenty of advice or) this subject, if he is of a mind to seek it. People - ho are tired and sick of the continual round of politics, as most of them are, will welcome With enthusiasm the suggestion of Representative Defor est, of New Vork, that the members of the lower house of congress be elected for terms of four years. Score another big mark for the com mission form of government, when It is intelligently administered. With any number of other cities in the country facing serious shortages in their fi nances as the year draws to a close, Topeka will have a neat little surplus. With the various educational and charitable institutions as well as other state agencies figuring on getting largely increased appropriations from the legislature, the Democrats are go ing to have their hands full in de vising the ways and means to reduce the state taxes. And what, pray tell, is the use of those ten New Tork suffragettes In walking from New Tork City to Albany, a distance of 140 miles, to present a memorial for their cause to Governor-elect Sulzer? They could make the trip by train or boat for a reasonable sum, or send the document by mail or express at a trifling cost. All those millions of Americana who were planning tt send snakes through the mails as soon as the parcels post law goes into operation must be in a deep blue funk. Postmaster General Hitchcock has issued an order against such a practice. And then there are some who will sing of the wonderful liberty that the people of these United States enjoy. Labor's protest in France the other day against war was most significant. Most of the laboring men and women throughout the. entire country laid down their tools for one whole day. And the activities of the nation were literally paralyzed for that period. As a matter of fact the only war enthusl asta In the world are a few misguided rulers and the soldiers and sailors must be so simple that a child can un whose profession it is to fight; and also derstand it; so significant that the the manufacturers of armor plate for philosopher respects it; so real that all battleships, big guns and little ones, and other munitions of war. CHRISTMAS SHOPPING. Undoubtedly, one of the most inter esting features of the -newspapers of these days is the advertising, mis is especially true as far as their readers among the women are concerned. For on their shoulders falls the . burden of me v.uiioiumo p.,F1,...0. see to it, in tne main, tuai Claus makes as few miscues as pos- sible. This is no slight task, r aiu thinks ne is nit preny " " " has to fork over the cash that is na essary to make the holiday season all that it t uld be to every one iu family and those associated with it by r frinshln. But that const!- tutes the sum total oi an ni in this connection, unless it Is to ask Mother what she would like for a Christmas present, to be purchased, perhapB, some weeks after that day when furs and other things are mark ed down and when the family . purse has been replenished. On the other hand, though. Mother has to take the sum that can be spared for Santa's till and make it go around to the best possible advantage, and for a tremend ous variety of things that will be suit able for the recipients, and pleasing as ; well. No wonder her hair turns gray j a trine nremaiureiy. little more haggard and worn looks a than usual when Christmas finally ar rives, although she is also inexpressi bly happy, if all of the stockings are well-filled. Neither is there any wonder that she picks up the newspapers as soon as thev are delivered these- days, and f eagerly , turns to the pages where the merchants list their wares. The news paper advertising is the first aid to the shopper, and more ."ticularly around Christmas time when folk are put tc their wits' end to decide Just what ,ir,- should be bought to satisfy the ' tningS fcllUUlU W . . V!,ir, likes of so many relatives ana . .- --,- : friends. And Topeka women are es- , neciallv fortunate in this respect. The DUrden of their Christmas shopping is jjghtened materially by the general ad- , .., v. loal merchants. vpri iMiie v t . - i " . rhri.tmai shopping is much easier Christmas snoppms than it was not so many years ago, and before the advantages of adver- D rnv ..nnreciated. A iiib ,oQo riopsn't have to ko J ,,, na tire herself to down the stores and tire hersell to death walking from their cellars to their garrets just to ascertain in the first place what the stores have to She can do this hunting now at home in the evenings through the advertis- ing columns of the newspapers, as she revels in the delights, of an easy chair ; in front of a cheering fire. From the advertising columns she gets sugges- tion after ggestion for suitable gifts that she might never have thought of on merely her own initiative. The wo men of Topeka are also doubly fortu nate that they live in a town where the decrees of fashion are not ex orbitant if they are exacting, and where all kinds of alert merchants are disposed to be reasonable in their charges, and intelligent enough to stock their stores with merchandise of good quality, and at prices that are not be yond the means of their patrons. And while many Topekans. no doubt, are inclined to the belief that they have to pay pretty stiff prices for everything they buy during the pre Christmas season, they ought to take a squint at the prices that prevail in some of the metropolitan centers. A page department store aavertisement in one of the New York city papers i.,i;i v,i . I of - men of things that would be acceptable to sons and husbands. Topcoats were mentioned at prices running from $30 to $70. "Room robes," which must be the equivalent of the more plebeian smoklng-jackets were listed at from $18 to $65. Then there were fancy waistcoats at from $15 to $25, with plain ones at $10 and $12. Neckties were priced all tb- way from $6 down to $1.50; and walking sticks ranged from $3.50 to $50 each. The cheapest article offered on the whole page was a linen handkerchief for 50 cents, anu there were different grades of such handkerchiefs up to one costing $1.50 each. But why prolong the agony! Let's draw the curtain. Those are New York city prices, not the ones that pre vail in Topeka. NEW YEAR RESOLDTIOSS. "Very recently." writes a. contributor to the January Woman's Home Com panion, - "a fair-minded clergyman, driven to the wall In an argument, ad mitted that there are times when lying is justlfiab.e. It is true, he insisted the occasions are very rare. Every human being who has arrived at a reasoning age has met these occasions, and has been sadly troubled. You know people who may be well meaning, but who make truth-telling almost a vice. New. Year resolutions not to lie may sound fine, and coming from one who con stantly Juggles with truth, especially for personal advantage, might be ap plauded if we had any confidence in the resolution being made effective. Only a very brave, a very ignorant, or a very dishonest person would make such a resolution, especially if there are little children in the family. "It seems to us the best New Year resolution should be something that men and women feel is a kind of creed; not a rule to be slavishly followed; but a guide, something from which we may depart when we are in the grip of cir cumstance, but to which v.-e may al ways return. "It must be the kind of resolution that we all can keep, in greater or less degree; for it must do real work, and the measure of it must be this work. It of us can feel it. D. these familiar, fine resolves have this quality? "I will try to be kind. i "I will try to find, the good in others. "I will carry sunshine with me, espe- ciany lnto dark places. , ..T will try to maje someone happy . "Perhaps it would be better to leave out word .try. beoause the me susgcsiion or attempting- leavea a. o v 0f loophole for not 'doing.' on tne otner hand, -any one of those resolves involves a pretty big contract for most or us to live up to. ou can see ranrc to live nr to resolves like these and tnere are bound to be many fail- ures doesn't destroy their working va.1- , ue , JOURNAL ENTRIES Enemies easily made would not have been worth having as friends, anyhow. Many girls who will not stay single will neither stay married very long. And there has been such a thing as :tn orchestra that failed to produce music. Few people ever stop to think of their blessings. They devote all their time to courting their troubles. Tnn tnanv Christmas presents are ! given with the hope 0 inins j ul as fcvwu, - in return. JA Ylijt WKER JOTS Young ladies will laugh and appear to be the happiest persons in the world, but they are not, insists Bert Walker in his Osborne Farmer. Ev erything is spoiled by the one awful nightmare, what if they should Get Fat? Editor Smith, of the Herington Sun will find many folk to agree with mm .I. A,:ifinn that them should " ' De an open season ui j.4 hhjhuu fellow who feels it his duty to vou on the back with his fist every time he meets you on tuc street. The Masonic lodge at Smith Cen- ..... . . i i " " A nQ amount Df money would buy. A wars aen j. j? Burrow, a former v. n ,,n, ii ira i. ni r i v i r i ;i t prominent citizen of that city, was at 5r,,Mlem. and while there visited the Si , . j auarries wnere it 13 saia tne roca wra taken out for the building of King Solomon,s Temple. Mr. Burrow se- cured a small stone direct from the quarry and had it fashioned into the maul of a gavel. Hi then secured a ma(Je jnto a handle for the gaVel. upon his return to Smith Center he presented the gavel in a neat case to the Masonic lodge of that city. It is probably the only gavel in existence created from the same materials from which: the temple of. King Solomon waB constructed. - it is no wonder that the members of that lodge prize the' gift above any money considera tion and keep it safely guarded among its most cherished mementoes. Downs News. SAYS UNCLE GAV If you're suffering from what we call temperament you've got a bad spot somewhere.' With the unthinking hero worshippers, temperament covers a multitude of sins, but the real truth is that it is guilty of many. It's the last thing In the world to be proud of. A horned toad' might quite as well en ter a beauty contest upon the strength of its spines as for an artist or pro fessional person to take pleasure in the contemplation of his own idiosyncrasies of temper and conduct- "When genius has warts," said Doc Houser of Puckyhuddle, "we pretend they're beauty patches and call 'em temperament, but they're warts just the same." There is a widespread heresy which says " that great wit is akin to mad ness and insists that if you don't make yourself disagreeable to your associ ates, you aren't a genius. But although this belief is widespread, it is a heresy still. For while many geniuses have warts, most of. them are without any such irrelevant distinction. "Are you temperamental?" asked the matinee girl of the prima donna. "I don't need to be," said the prima donna, "I can sing." A great many of us claim recogni tion as geniuses because we have warts! The real genius knows that our points of pride are only disfigure ments. In adopting the temperamen tal pose you are more likely to deceive yourself than others. Straightway it becomes an excuse for all manner of shortcomings. It gives the name of virtue to your vices and entirely up sets your moral organization. Tou mistake the protest of a frayed nerve for the assertion of conscience and a plain, ordinary, mean disposition for heroic courage. Tou brawl with your neighbors and call yourself a hero. You quarrel with your servants and imagine yourself to be a master of men. You forget that mere belllger ence is nothing less than insanity and that forbearance is sometimes the chief virtue. I If you doubt the truth of these state- 1 ments. try your temperament upon business people occasionally. Down In j the factories and foundries and stores and shops they have a variety of names for what ails you, and the best I rf tYiorrt la not nrettv. Therp 1 net place for "temperament" in the work- aday world where every man and wo man expects every other to keep a firm hold on temper and play fair, warts are warts in that world and there are folk there who are not afraid to tell you of your blemishes. Moreover, if you ever amount to any thing worth while, you'll find that the folk at the top of your profession have quite the same view of your weak nesses as those not in it. It is only the hero worshipping mob and the half baked mediocre profes sional person or artist who is willing to gild your vices until they appear virtues. If you can sing, you don't need "temperament." Whether you can sing or not, it is a crime for you to have it. (Copyright. 1912, McClure Newspaper Syndicate.) ll D V 7 H P IV Hi I BT HARVEf PAR8QN8. The Kansas City gent who smoked flne-cut overalls, gVanulated socks and other .ags in preference to tobacco,, may have acquired the habit by smok ing xurklsn cigarettes. H. S. Virtue is the name of a Boston ge who was pinched on the charge of neathe neyemssTerl is some old, quotation which contains potn tne words "Virtue" and "neces sity." venom is gomg up. It has rlsen from to j nr. nnnra sa i ..,, 9 roori sub Ul latUiMlMnf stitute for Kansas City booze, better buy your winter's supply of rattlesnake venom now, before the price goes siu higher. Someone suggests a pile of wood and an axe to be kept in the back yard for tne entertainment of tramps. 'ine tramp-woodpile combination occurs most frequently in comic magazine jokes, but at that it might be a good idea if the woodDile is sufficiently re mote from a second-hand store so that the tramp will not endure the fatigue of carrying off the axe and soaking it for the price of a drink. In re that $10,000 theft of furs in Kansas City; it is our opinion that whether it was grand or petit larceny depends entirely upon whether the court would entertain the real or sale price of the furs.. And the Salina gent who gave a boot legger the price, but failed to get the wet goods in return he was not a loser by the transaction. In the case, of the "not unfriendly justice" who sought vindication; we hold that he got it. In fact, one might venture in this case, that justice was done, As we understand the nimrods, their objection is based upon the fact that the state game warden is running carp and catfish garden instead of a wild poultry ranch. But, rather than take issue with such an authority on , wnat the sportsmen need, the hunters . v,mnmm!u lw trHlUnOT their i "rrU"rr.-L, shotguns for fishpoles. Baseball, according to President Emeritus (whatever that is) Eliot, of Harvard, is becoming popular in China. Bv the way; what ARE the Chinese suD stitutes for cuss-words and pop bottles? Topeka is r.oxr demanding $29,000 of the $60,000 paving debt' owed by the state. Topeka should demand a cigar. Mitrht s-t that. DAFFYDILS BT V. NOALL. If tin soldier has a cold is the hob by-horse? (Turn him over to the tender mer cies of the Interstate Commerce Com mission. He's the boob that put rate in freight.) , If a cat was sitting on the back fence and you threw a cork at her would the bottle-stopper? (Kith me! Nothing maketh me thick.) When, the clouds gather is the rain dew? (Aa Oat Abar says: Half the world are squirrels and the other half are nuts.) QUAKER MEDITATIONS. From the Philadelphia Record. ! Truth is a bell that isn't always tolled. Our castles in the air generally include an heiress. Fortunate is the sluggard who has an aunt to go to. Even the small boy may be a high flier, In IrfltA-ltme. One of the drawbacks of success is that It often has a string tied to it. Anvbodv can shoo a chicken, but St takes a blacksmith to shoe a horse. The Chinese laundryman doesn't exact'y suggest a man of h-on, does he? Don't place too much faith in the early bird. Maybe it has neen up all night. It's a good thing to be absent-minded enough to occasionally forget our trou bles. Blobbs "Bjones isn't very sensitive. Is he' Slobbs "Sensitive? Why, you couldn't hurt that fellow's feelings wi'.li a sledge hammer. The Shark "It seems to me you are rather stuck on yourself these days." The Octopus "wen, 1 nave a rigm to oe. it it wasn't for me what would the Trust Busters do for a simile?" "Perhaps you drink too much coffee," suggested the doctor. "I should advise you to try a substitute." "Sir, your ad vice is superfluous," replied the patient. "I have lived In boarding houses for years." MARCH IN THE RAIN. AU But Six of the Suffragettes Have Dropped Out. Ossining, N. Y., Dec. 18. Braving the rain the six survivors of the com pany of suffragettes marching from New York to Albany bearing a mes sage to Governor Sulzer, prepared to resume their journey today. Stiffness of Joint and blistered feet, r'Mcally denied yesterday, were this morning frankly :nowledged by the women when they mustered for the start- Nevertheless the little band cheered tneir leader. Miss Rosalie G. jones, as she called them together on the Albany postroad. Peekskill, 12 miles away, was the destination of the day's Journey. The roads were muddy, the sky overcast, the air misty when the march was resumed. THE LAST PAYMENT. Was Made Today by Ta. M. Crawford on Two Kansas Avenue IiOts. By a deed Just filed in the office of "Bob" Tasker, register of deeds, the building known as the "Commercial Club building" on lots 19 and 196, Kansas ave nue, is transferred by the Bank of To peka to the Amusement Syndicate com pany of which L. M. Crawford is the nead and Roy Crawford a member. Tke consideration named is toO.OOO. "The filing of the deed merely signifies that I have finished paying for the build ing," said L. M. Crawford. "1 bought the property ten years ago from the Bank of Topeka, paying for it on yearly Installments. I have made my last pay ment and the contract called for a deed when that was made. No changes othei than are being made for the Commercial club axe contemplated." HER COAT. When winter to the leafless world I coming still delays, JW-atches 1,16 thermometer ! .with eager wistful gaze; Ana half a Hnun nr , weLero" fould,F Su'snow th bUlb' snow. ShA,5eaids the weather man's report. And Jumps for joy one day Because at last a frigid wave is somewhere on the way. Io, she is not an Eskimo From polar lands remote. She only wants it cold enough To wear her new fur coat. New York American. , THE DUPLICITY OF DIX. ?,,meTa ten for a couple of days," baid Dlx I am one of those easy jays l loaned him the ten and the weeks went And needing the money I said, said I: Come across with that X you borrowed For a couple of days. Was he feazed? ii , oi ne; jr."rl. Ui uyB wcre y words But, old chap, there are dav r,d d, i."r." lnere ar uays and days, you know. And the sort of days that I had in mind Are the six-months-running polar kind." Q. H. W., In Boston Transcript.. THE EVENING S10RY Sally'a Initiation. (By Jane Osborne.) Sally had been in college a year and two wonderful things had happened to her honors that any one of sev eral Hmpn K . " erai dozen of her classmates would to T havf'Vwon 4h V' allowancS herself on the stone steps of the build- I , Both trucks of one car and the first to nave won. She had been asked , injr with Robert Bantror H. krt -,' truck of another passed over his body, to become a member of the Blue-1 at last and Th. Lt w The body was mangled beyond identl- stocklngs Society, . the most exclu-' Grange ment baffZ it wa, o?v ! flcation- Dcath was instantaneous, sive organization in college, and she ' he n nJilalE Engineer W. N. Cook and Bngineer had been asked to become the wife , mt J,hemoSe ?teIp!fS,8ly his,, ! H- c- Crandall were in charge of the of Robert Bangor, the handsome ' he t'n5eIf. , bu"onholes of a train. The cars were shoved off the young professor of chemistry. That is, ' ?at ,.tnat waa stnl thrown over her ; mangled form and work was suspend she had been asked solemnly, formal- ! shoulders. ea until Coroner H. W. Bomgardner ly, to become a member of the .Blue-1 . You uat founl me by accident?" ordered it removed. The body was stockings and she had accepted on she asked- "You bad nothing to do sent to Frank R. Conwell's undertak the spot; and she had really not been with it?" I rooms and later was moved to asked at all to marry Robert Bangor I "Nothing whatever," he said sooth- Bomgardner's parlors, but she was in the delightful stage of Ingly. He was untying the black Mr- Carter is survived by his wife knowing that she could be asked if bandage that had slipped to her white I and flve children. He has one daugh- sne wanted to, and, girl-like, she had aeierrea the final interview which, she knew, would end in an engage ment. Professor Bangor was at the pres ent moment delaying Sally after class on some futile excuse over a note book. Then when the rest of tli ran- ped and gowned girls had passed out . ..v. lumcu iu net- Mint im pulsively put his hand on her arm, which felt warm and lovable under the folds of the rough black serge of her academic gown. "See here, Sally." he said. "You will have to let me talk to you this you haven't given me a chance to tell you," and as she drew away smiling!,. luu ,uay B now. e said, "Dut he pleaded with her to come back I1 woul(i rather you stayed out of that "I want to have a good. Ion talk ! society altogether if that is the idi- with you before you give me your answer," he said. "Sallv it is onlv fair. Come, let's meet down in the village and take a walk on the Moors tnat is Detter than the campus. where every one could see us. Will you ?" "Yes," said Sally. "But I don't mean to De areaaruiiy docile, you ; "But you have said you would come, and you wouldn't come unless you liked me, would you?" No," faltered Sally. "I don't sup pose so." Then as she heard the foot sounds of Professor Bangor's next class she pulled herself free. Two tall seniors, prominent Blue stockings, caught her half way down tne corridor and drew her into an empty class room. You are requested." - beeran one of the seniors. Commanded." interrupted the oth er, to be present in this buildine- to night at 7:30 sharp, to receive your solemn initiation ir,too,,- .o' 2T" solemn initiation into our sacred order, x ou are to De dressed in white. The hour and place are to be revealed to no one on pain of " Oh, but I have another encase ment," put in Sally. The seniors looked consternation. Ours is not an engagement. It is a great privilege, a command,". said the senior very solemnly, and poor Sally had to banish thoughts of the privi lege of explaining to him what Tire- vented her from keeping her word. It was not till late in the afternoon that she finally found him at liberty to tell mm not to iook lor ner. "Are you ill?" he suggested as she offered no excuse for her sudden change of plans. bally shook her head and the tassel of her mortarboard flapped over her golden hair. "But you promised." said the nro- fessor, feeling the color going from his face. "Yes, but I can't," said Sally. "Was it a previous engagement. that you forgot this morning?" he asked hopefully. "No," said Sally; "please don't ask me anything about it." The professor studied her flushed cheeks and downcast eyes. "Very well, I think I understand." Sally looked at him beseechingly. 'Oh. I hoped you would. You see how hard it would be for me to ex plain." It was not till the evening shades i had thickened over the campus and the moon was flickering through the trees that Robert Bangor fully real ized how great was his disappoint ment. Then it came upon him In an almost overwhelming wave what this refusal must have meant. There was but one thing for him to do under the circumstances. He would go to the laboratory and try to drown his de jection in a chemical experiment he had begun in the morning, rie re membered that one of the tall seniors had asked him in the morning wheth er he intended to work that night in the building. She had. he thought, wanted him to help her in her work. He thought as he recalled this inci dent how different had been his feel inea and plans when he assured the I senior that nothing would induce himdavB I to spend the evening in the laboratory, i He hurried from dinner in his board ing house back to the laboratory, feel ing a certain grim consolation in the thought that hereafter the laboratory would be his only home. He banished all the half-framed thoughts of happy firesides, lighted by a certain very pretty golden head that must hence forth have no place in his life. "I hoped you would understand," she had said. That was conclusive. There was no use in hoping after that. There were no lights in the labor atory, but a faint ray of moonlight trickled through the windows and the professor stepped mechanically toward his desk to turn on the light. As he did so he stepped against a chair, ap parently out of its place- He lurched forward and then, with a horrible reali zation of the fact that made him trem ble in every nerve, he stumbled against something soft that rolled over as he stepped against It. A young woman in white, blindfolded, lay helpless on the floor. She made no sound when he hook her by the shoulder, and then as he lifted her up he saw In the dim moonlight the golden head of Sally. "Sally," he said, and there was an almost imperceptible start, a sort of tremor that passed over the limp body, i His first impulse was to caii for help, "Green" Carter Falls to Notice but there would be no one in the build ing at this time. His next idea was to Switch Engine Run Down, carry Sally to help. Probably she had come into the laboratory for some rea- foah.?,M K?J,TfJ"wUoJ?;ed Was Well Known Resident of w" w v. mr: ucauij auiua vy iiiis- . lane. But why the black blindfold? why the white dress and the bare throat and arms? It was all a hopeless mystery. . Prof. Bangor threw his coat around her and, coatless, carried his preciorus burden out of the building, in search of the nearest physician. After he had gone on a minute one fair arm was raised to remove an edge of the band age. inen there was a frightened j wpeF- i L oiLUKor IS it vnil ' zsma KODert standing still. i Biruggiea in nis arms. may ,I get down? she asked -nrt in & sec- ' ond she waa standing there at his side tremblino- trembling. Can they see me? she asked. "Oh. hide me! They would never take me in If they knew I had spoken. Tell me." she sHri oiinin . v, re you cart of thi ,itf,t.on Sall hT L Jl, ln"iatlon al ways? thought h? ZVi iTed consciousness, 1 ? m e professor, but. alas! she was still very far from normal. She was begging him to hide her, and as this seemed to be her whim, he quickly humored her by escorting her to the large vestibule of the nearest college building, not the one in which the mys- tery had occurred. iiicy were in tne snaoow now and Sallv'a fp9r oomri .v, .. They were in the shadow now and , shoulders. "Can you remember," he said gently trying to probe the mystery, "who put this on your eyes?" "They did," she said. "And they commanded me not to get up, no mat ter what happened, till they came back and gave the password. It was some- thing in Greek, I think.' And th en you came, but it is all such a secret and they probably will be lookng for me by this time. I had better go back." But Robert kept her. Ten minutes later they were still sitting in the pro- tection of the vestibule. Robert had ,,mlve wltn ally- oUc kind of Initiations they have." A"d that was why Sally never be- came a Bluestocking, though of course she never told the reason. (Copyright, ; iia. oy tne Mcciure Newspaper Svn- dicate.) SOAKED PRODIGAL Sister's Husband Treats "Long Lost" Brother to Left Swing. Later First Aid to Injured In eluded in His Welcome. Webster, Mass., Dec. 18. The return or Joseph Salus, of Chicago, to his , home here after an absence of twelve years, was marked bv t)nn m- j years, was marked by a reception dif- ! ierent irom tnat O" the Biblical pro digal, Salus desired to surprise his people and there had been no forewarning of his presence, when the door was opened by his sister, now Mrs. Sak. Overjoyed at seeing her, Salus em braced the voman, who screamed, bringing her husband to her side. Salus was floored with a left hand swing. Before he could recover, the angrv hus band seized the supposed intruder by ! the neck, dragged Mm down a flight of ! stairs, threw him Into the street, and called the police. wh.n rived, Salus established his identity and i,',h aid for his injuries. , TEMPERED WITH MERCY Justice Against Two .TointLsts Deferred Till After Christmas. In order that the homes of two Jolntists may not be made sad Christmas day Judge A. W. Dana of the first division of the district court reserved sentence until after the holiday season. Both Jolntists pleaded guilty to nuisance counts in the district court and hope for a light sen tence. They are Mrs. Fay Johnson, wno pleaded guilty to being the keeper of the place at 310 Van Buren street, and Wil- "am Mitchell, 521 North Kansas avenue. These pleas of guilty followed the for feiture of the bond given by Bud Hug gins, charged with a similar offense. The Hugglns place was at 1400 Quincy street, according to the information. LOCAL MENTION. Lee's Egg Maker makes hens lay. SNYDER SEED CO., 27 Quincy. Adv. "His Sense of Duty" is the title of a thrilling war picture being shown at the Best theater today and tomorrow. A large number of soldiers is used in tnt cast, me film being the product of tne Broncho people, makers of many of the better grade military pictures. J. W. Doron, owner of Walnut Park subdivision, is at the National for a few Free $5.00 or $7.00 extra pants with every night until tjnTiBimaa. xmm is the last , week of this sale. Glasgow Woolen Millo, 729 Kansas ave. Adv. Fine rollers and Norwich singers; rem edies for sick canaries, gold fish. a7 Jackson. Adv. The Aurora is showing two interesting Vitagraph films today and tomorrow, to gether with some other good numbers. For sick chickens use Germozona. SNYjJER SEED CO., 627 Quincy. Adv. Jack Wood goes to Wakarusa Tnursday, where he will wrestle with Leo Johnson for the edification of the Wakarufcalles. A few weeks ago Wood prepared ,to put on a boxing bout at Wakarusa and tive town authorities wouldn't let him hold the match In the hail. Now he goes back as a wrestler. A pie eating contest and battle royal are among other features of the program. College Hill school will give a box social at the school Friday night. Adv. KILLED BY TRAIN North Topeka; No Inquest. Greenbury Carter, 1100 West Gor don street, was run over by a car and killed in the Union Pacific yards at 12:15 o'clock today. The accident oc curred ' at the crossing at Harrison street. He started to walk across the track in front of a car and was KnOCK- I d full length on the tracks. He was i more rnmmAnlv Known sm . I vrer II l arter ana was laminar to aimuot overyooay in nonn opens. a,nu many on the South side of the river. He and his family lived here about i ten vears and r.ama from Jefferson ten years and came from Jefferson co"ntjr- . .M c,arter tad been talking to Geo. tZ ? the rosaln8rKiWa,t1B12f: and the crew on train No. 158 waa w"ins some cars. The crew had kicked a car on the house track but tt stopped on the crossing and the en- gine was running up to the car to shove it over the crossing when the unfortunate man walked from the flagman's shanty and crossed the track. Mr. Collins and one or two others saw the engine approaching I and yelled a word of warning. The j old man turned toward the flag sta- I "on. me car hit him as he stepped , over the outside rail i . ana tnree sons in Topeka. The sons are Fay Carter, Jay Carter H.uu uuy carter. Persons who witnessed the accident do not blame the trainmen. Every one who was questioned asserted that he had walked across the track and started back as the engine showed the car and that he was caueht under It Coroner H. W. Rntnnnnp tioned a dozen witnesses. Among them were the members of the train crew, George, W. Collins, the crossing flag- man, and a number of persons who happened to be in that vicinity at the time. He does not believe that an in- I . FINDSLAVEVVOMEN Bn,.(,i., i. t t i i3l'ellacH,ar xtaia f)J immigrant Officers Successful. Steel Doors, Hidden Stairs and Maze of Passages. San Francisco. Dec. 18. Locked in steel cells in. a dark ev'1-smelllng Chinese building. United States Immi gration officers in a spectacular raid early today found five Chinese slave women Just smuggled In from the Orient and arrested men alleged to be the ringleaders of the slavers. Under the leadership of United State., Immi gration Inspector Ainsworth arid United States District Attorney McNab, the htt ' i .I , immlSration off,ce battered down steel doors at the entrance of the building. Pitch dark ness greeted the officers. At every turn studded steel and oak doors barred their way. Not a stairway was found In the entire building, access to each floor being gained by a concealed trap door reached by a ladder. Far below the street level, in a maze of underground passages the slave women were found huddled in the cells. The raid tonight adds to a chain of events which have cost much bloodshed in Chinatown. This is the second suc cessful raid the immigration officials naJ raae m ""l"y "emp. The Chinese informer who gave In- formation to the government leading to the previous raid endeavored to return to China to scape the vengeance of I the slavers but was killed on the liner Korea. His slayer is now awaiting trial in Honolulu. TEGUMSEH'S TROUBLES Boys There Must Quit Shooting Craps or Go to Jail. There's a startling surprise in store for the young bloods" in Tecumseh if they persist in holding their Sunday entertainments on the steps of the store porch while the villagers go to church. The constable and another In terested person made a trip to the court house today to Inquire their rights and secure advice as to the method of procedure. The national pastime in Tecumseh, according to the story told by the con stable, seems to be shooting craps on the store porch and steps on Sunday. So bold have the youngsters become that they do not cease rolling the bones while passersby on the wary te church, are within view. Now, it grates greatly upon the nerves of a church going village to see a crap game in progress, especially on Sunday and complaint waa made to the constable. "Look here," one of the churchmen said, "we elected you to enforce the laws and you ain't done a blamed thing to stop this here -crap shootinV" The officer explained tne situation to mo siuui ..v... ment. "Him arrest tnem ror snooting craps? Hardly. Didn't ne know tnere was no state law Or Tecumseh ordi nance against shooting craps? He should post himself." Thus torn by conflicting emotions the constable hied himself to Topeka here to inquire of Assistant County At torney McClure his rights, the law, and how he should go about It to stop the desecration of the Sabbath and restore the peace and uphold the dignity of the law in Tecumseh. He secured in the information desired and left with the declared Intention of starting something in Tecumsen. Gaumonfs Weekly is the feature at the Coay theater today and tomorrow. Scene from all over the norld. Why They Are Leaving. It Is reported that there Is a growing coolness between the seashore hotel keepers and their sum mer guests. Exchange.