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tEntered July 1. 1876. as aeconfl-claaa
matter at the poatofflce at Topeka. Kan,
under the act of congress.)
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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
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
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
That's the only kind she de-
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.
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
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
,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
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
But why prolong the agony! Let's
draw the curtain. Those are New
York city prices, not the ones that pre
vail in Topeka.
"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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
If tin soldier has a cold is the hob
(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
When, the clouds gather is the rain
(Aa Oat Abar says: Half the world
are squirrels and the other half are
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
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.
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."
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'
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.
?,,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..
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
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
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-
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
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.
rived, Salus established his identity and
aid for his injuries.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.

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