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THE T0P2ICA DAILY STATE JOTTRITAI DECEMBER, 21, 1912 rrprka isolate 31 aura al By FRANK P. MAC LENNAN. tEntered July 1. 1875, as econi-cl matter at the postofflce at Topeka. Kan-, under the act of congress. VOLUME XXXIV No. 305 Official State Paper. Official Paper City of Topeka. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. .DaT.y edition, delivered by carrier. M cents a week to any part of Topeka. o suburbs, or at the same price In any Kan sas town where the paper baa a carrier svstem. By mail oae year. ...... .,....? " By mall, six months v 1-80 -.y mall. 100 days, trial order I1 TELE PHONES. Private branch exchange. Can 107 and ask the State Journal operator Sot per son or department desired. .topeka State Journal bulldlrut. 800 aad tCS Kansas avenue, corner Elhb. New Tork Office: 260 ' Fifth avenue, Paul Block, manager. Chicago Office: Steger build In. Paul Block, manager. Boston Office: Tremont BrUdin. Paul Block, manager. HULL LEASKD WTJRK REPORT OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. The State Journal 1 a member of tea Associated Pros and receives the full day telegraph report of that great news or ganisation for the exclusive aftemooa publication In Topeka The news Is received In The State Jour nal building- over wires (or this sola Mexico Is said to be praying for peace. Praying seems to be the only recourse left in this case. These days the governor of North Carolina is saying as little as possible to the governor of South Carolina. So far, no Topekans have been "forced to change their base merely for the sake of finding weather of the winter resort variety. A New Tork clergyman fears that to have boxing and wrestling bouts in the church club gymnasiums "might at tract the town's underworld." Well? "Man," says a woman writer, "con tributes nothing to the home but money." Still, not every wife has the nerve to send out for a neighbor every time she wants the back of her gown hooked up. That eastern college professor who has found by Investigation that red headed men seldom marry women " with red hair had his labor for noth ing. The custodian of the seismograph station in Washington could have given him that information offhand. Another exceedingly expensive Are has occurred in Rossville. Wouldn't it he a wise investment for all of the small towns in Kansas to put some of their funds in a system that will provide them with some sort of fire fighting facilities? Only a very few of them have anything in this line. Attorney General Dawson has dis covered that the coal companies pay no attention to their royalty contracts with the state. But there is nothing unusual about such an attitude. Most men seem to be obsessed with the notion that it is perfectly legitimate to beat the state out of its just dues. Mr. Sartin, the chairman of the provisional organization of the Pro gressive party in Kansas, is certain that there is a strong Progressive sentiment in most of the counties in this state. But It failed to manifest itself at the recent election In the in terests of many Bull Moose candidates who were slaughtered In rather un merciful fashion. A SATURDAY SERMON. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying: Glory to God In the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. St. Luke II : 13-14. This is a report of one of the Inci dents when an angel of the Lord came upon the shepherds in the fields around Bethlehem and announced to them the birth of a Saviour, the Christ child. It is the anniversary of that birth which will be celebrated within the next few days. And on that occasion there will be a multitude of men and women, in the East, in the South, In the North and in the West, who will be praising God, glorifying him in the highest, and pouring out torrents of thankfulness" that he sent Jesus of Nazareth Into this world to show the way to a better life. Even the agnostic, or the atheist, if he be an honest student of history, cannot fail to concede that the world and its people have improved in countless ways because of the life and the teachings of the son of Mary. Throw out all Ideas of his divine origin; dismiss, if you will, as being improbable or impossible the many marvelous miracles that he Is credited with having performed: and he yet looms up as the most remarkable personality in the history of all time. His simple, but nonetheless profound pronouncements present the perfect code of life for the individual and there fore for the nation. For no nation can hope to be any better or more advanced than is the average of its individual citizenship. Jesus of Nazareth was the greatest of reformers. And simply be cause he laid down no rule for his fel lows that he was not-willing to prac tice himself. i-ls doctrine of the brotherhood of man and his promulga tion of the golden - have been more largely responsible for the progress of all people to a more righteous clviliza tion, than any other agency or dogma. But clothe Jesus with the garb of the son of God; accept the authenticity of the reports of his acts that were even more wonderful than his words, and his person assumes such enormous and ma jestic proportions, that It is almost im possible for the average mind to grasp its significance. Millions and millions of men and women, from one end of the earth to the other, do this very thing. Their numbers are being added to daily. And it is not too much to say that they comprise the backbone of the human race. There is no reason, though, why all men, whether they profess to be Chris tians or not, cannot join in the general acclaim at the Christmas season and sing the hosannas of praise that are due to the greatest preacher that the world has ever known. Every man can profit by his teachings and his ex amples. And as more men do, and to the extent that they do so, just so much quicker and greater will be the pro gress of humans to a plane where a larger justice in all things will prevail. 1 RY IHE WAY BT HARVEY PARSONS. When one has cold the A SMAIili ORDER. This is all that I expect Santa Claus to bring to me: One large boat-my old one's wrecked; One large, lovely Christmas tree; i Sen I need a larger drum. That says "boom" Instead of turn"; want a nice long whip Ibution for luxuries of 250 million dol- lars a year of American money. Of the art works Imported, of course the bulk come from Europe, most of them the product of labor performed many years ago, since a very large propor- Hnr r.T V, nnnr holno lm- Sniffle Vi hot, Vw onvno r,r,rr,at . . V"nt E v,. luo n. l v . " -. - o . . , . . . . -. v ..v tnat will make our tomcat irin ported are twenty years old or ovsr ' set any satisfaction out of the report Then I hope to get a ball and a considerable share 100 years old J' V., 7P iY"uro 1 1' v int. thfHardest wall, and over. The forty-odd million dol- lars' worth of diamonds and other "This thing called filial love. Is pe precious stones imported, though culiar, isn't it?" asks an Atchison re- rhioflv iinum from Kurooe. are in i Porter in closine the account of a worn- That win ,.o.. .i",r most cases the product of Sooth j to J fd Blj. . to jf ' Africa; and this is true also of the batH 7. i. RTh ,nS '""-spr. "f9" poker. But there are still other locall- ' "d. 1 need a brand-new "bike' ties where $2.15 words are used with er ; due regard for the rules laid down by the late Mr. Webster. . And a bat that will not split jr Limw mat it is nit; Next I'd choose a pair of skates Just as nice as sister TTnte-a And a bright large monoplane several million dollars' worth of os trich feathers Imported. Of the forty odd million dollars' worth of tobacco, cigars, and cigarettes Imported, the largest single contributor is Cuba, though probably 10 million dollars' worth of the total originates in the If you really want to, you can think of a number of good things about Christmas. Of course, among the "good Dutch East Indies, half way round the ! things, the simp who is trying to make globe, and considerable Quantities in J!" If L 1 1 1 itar V ' t 1 ' 1 1 L , l. lilt 1 1 .V m 1U1U1Q, Asia and Africa. million dollars' worth of laoes and embroideries imported, a very large proportion is from Europe. tunity offered rjoor but honest mer Of the forty-odd ; chants to unload cigars, neckties and JOURNAL entries Any number of people need things that they don't want. With most folk, happiness is a synonym for prosperity. An honest confession is also some times good for a few years in the pen or a heavy fine. Legislation should also be enacted declaring an open season all the year 'round on practical jokers. j It isn't right to Judge everybody by the company he keeps. Sometimes it's , ' w ith a coaster-brake that will .lane worn easy down a hill. There! that's all I asked him for. Still, I'm hoping (since he's Dutch) That he'll bring a few things more As I have not asked for much! , St. Nicholas Magazine. THE EVENING STORY slippers that would remain in stock in definitely before the ultimate consumer would fall for them. It Is reported that Chicago will be "open" until 3 o'clock New Tear's morning. No one who has been in Chicago will doubt it. In fact, it will be a surprise to many to learn that Chicago has ever been closed since the big fire. T." , . . n fft ..1 1 3 t - ..AAA. AAiisoo uiiiuiaia, ivi un if, limn , v....... , , . , . , ., wnnf tn knnw hnw In stnn Hip1 r3' Carlson, head buyer, and silent report, want to know now to stop tne Brett advertising muanr rn, hh , -i io warns. The Lady of the Revels, (By Louise Merrlfield.) "You're sure, perfectly sure, Joe, that he won t be back?" Nell leaned forward eagerly, her elbows on her desk. Behind her in his glass cage little Marcus the cashier, worked ovu his books. Old Wayman was still In his office, and she knew he would Join in with the rest. Had she not dropped a sprig of holly on his desk that noon, and caught his answering grin of holiday ap preciation? And that left the two office epidemic of crime. Why not pardon or parole a few more horse thieves and murderers? Continuing the subject of crime, there Is a crime wave" in Kansas City. A crime wave In Kansas City consists of about a dozen stick-ups or murders In one evening. In a tank town, the thert of one antique chicken constitutes a JA YHA WKER JOTS Speaking of plutocrats, John Gary, of Haddam, marketed 108 fat hens there recently. It is eas.' to do your Christmas shop ping early if you have the price, points out the Alma Signal.' Some saying of Uncle Si, in the Ottawa Republic: A liar is a feller ac complished in th" -art of dodgin' facts.. T tooth-puller, same as th' grocer. sells extracts Sometimes th' girl with a rosebud mouth eats onions. An" then you don't think of the roses. A writer In the current issue of a popular magazine gives as a reason for the decline of the old-fashioned sing ing school, that there are not enough e wave." From which it may "be gathered that some definitions depend largely upon location. It Is alleged that Charles Seacat, of Cherryvale, has joined the navy. He should make a brave sailor. It re quires nerve for one of that name to voluntarily seek the society of a lot of old seadogs. There should be no misunderstand ing In the Pip Daniels family after his approaching marriage. Pip has notified Gwendolyn that he spent too much time and effort In learning how to smoke to quit Just yet. In "Passin' On Party," Effie Graham has proven that there is still some original story material. Hundreds have written neerro sti--s. but she is the first to take a slant at the transplanted variety. The "Uncle Tom" brand of cullud folks" have figured m song ana She had been with the firm three months, as secretary and stenographer.! At least that was what she had been en- gaged as. But Joe expressed the gen eral sentiments of the office when he said she was the "whole bolt of goods." "And it's a good thing for us fellers that Wayman picked her, too," he added. "Remember the last live wire Ruddy took? Harvest moon, red hair, red face, red dress, just as soon hand a feller a crack as breathe. I tell you it takes tem perament to be a sten. and manage an of fice bunch. Ruddy hasn't the taste in girls of a giraffe. "He doesn't know yet that Nell Austin's in the office. She's a pencil support, that's all, to him. And me and Wayman's ready with the four-room honeymoon first installment any time she says." "Because, listen, Joe," she went on. "I want you to go out and smuggle in a tree. Not too big, you know, I'll put it on my desk. Get a stand for It, too. sure, and candles and ornaments, and things. I've got the presents in my bottom drawer." "Aw, now, say, you didn't go and spend a lot on us fellers, did you. Miss Austin?" Joe stumbled over the words. "You're too good to be true, know it? Now 1 1! of the parcels, a littlr, bronze paperweight ox a uninese mandarin. "He thanks you," oaid Rudd at her ol Dow, bowing low. ihis Is Indeed a sur prise. Boys, you will find Santa Claus haaleft parcels In on my desk for you Joe tumbled first, and led the way, un til only Rudd and Nell were left in the outer room, lacing each other across the aesk with the lighted tree between. t " x have something to put on your tree If you don't mind," he said after a pause. Nell thought of the letter. He would probably try to give her a consolation prize before discharging her. , "You may do quite as you like, Mr. Rudd," she said, clearly, "in your own of fice. I am sorry I have done this." He did not seem to hear her. so busy was hie in hanging a very small parcel to a branch of the fragrant spruce. Then h took the little bronze image from her, and held it in his hand. "Do you mind opening It now, before the boys return?" She reached for It In silence. The outer paper slipped from her hands. Within was a small dark green leather case, and she opened that, too, with cold littlo fingers. Then she looked up at him fror.i the ring that lay there, a circlet of nar row gold set with one diamond, not too large, just an Imprisoned bit of sunlight like the high light in her eyes now. Kudd watched her. The lines of the fight softened in his lean, vounar face. He looked hungry and yearning. Against the dark, rich background of the spruce, with its gleaming candlo Doints of lieht. she seemed illusive, like some spirit of the hour almost in her light-fitting gown of dark red, with narrow bands of fur at sleeves and throat. He had never seen her "dressed up" before. She always wore black, he knew, but this was Christ mas eve, and she was the lady of the revels. "Will you wear it. Nell?" he asked un der his breath. "Why?" her dark eyes sent a signal of distress toward the closed door where Joe and the rest were. "I can't: don't you see that I can't, Mr. Rudd? It's good ot you, too good, but truly I don't want it. I don't mind your sending me away. I was filing your letters, and saw what had been said about another secretary " "Did you?" His eyes held a glint of quick amusement in their depths. "I am getting another secretary. Nell, to fill your place, dear." "Don't you dare to call me that," flash ed Nell suddenly. He caught her hands before she could get away. "Nell," he pleaded. "Can't we be mar ried right away, and go home for the nolidays? Don't answer if you're going to say no. I've been trying to tell you for a month, every time you came near me. I've written to your mother and good old Bob, and they're with me. It's Just up to you, sweetheart. I can't put it the right wav but, Nell, I want you: I want you for comrade and sweetheart and wife, do you understand? How eould I talk to you the past three months when every time I opened my lips they tried to say mat Joe's head appeared at the door of the inner office. Nell could not see him from where she stood. Somehow her head lay back on Rudd's shoulder, and he motion ed to Joe to go away. The lady of the KANSAS COMMENT have to go buy you a box of holiday J revels was busy. (Copyrighted, 1914 by mixture, won't I?" I the McClure Newspaper Syndicate.) eyes shining with happiness. "Don't you "There could be no money trust," Is the opinion of J. Pierpont Morgan, Maybe so. But there seems to be something that makes a good strong noise like one. Perhaps it is merely a combination of the money Interests. Mr. Morgan declares that he believes In combinations, rather than competi tion. And there doesn't seem to be any particular reason why the men who have their paws. on the bulk of the money in the nation could not effect a combination if they so desired. Then, too, there appears to be some power that fixes the rate of interest daily, or as often as is necessary for all sorts of loans that are made in the big financial centers, just the same as the quotations ommittee of the Elgin board of trade used to fix the price of butter daily. Probate Judge Schoch has begun another wise reform in Kansas by call ing a halt on the marriages of infants. TTe started the ball a-rolling by refus ing to issue a license for the wedding of a girl of 13 years to a man of 25. Judge Schoch will refuse in the future to issue marriage licenses to any couple where the girl in the case hap pens to be under 15 years of age. Even such an age Is altogether too prema ture. All the probate judges in the state should follow the example of the Shawnee count- jurist until the legis lature gets wise enough to pass a stringent law fixing a decent and rea sonable age limit in this particular. Scarcely had the announcement of the government's suit against the But ter trust had timeto circulate around the country before the news came from Elgin that the board of trade ' there had abolished its butter quota tion committee which has been arbi trarily fixing the price of butter each day for the past 17 years. This was followed by news from Chicago and other big centers that many men prominent in the butter trade were of IMPORTATION OF LUXURIES, Importation of luxuries Into the United States Is now running at the rate of $1,000,000 a day. This Is more pretty excellent evidence that old General Prosperity is as busy as a bug in this land, and that the slumps In Wall street are merely trifling sores exclusive with that locality. Of course the term "luxuries" is an elastic one and its applicability determined, to some extent, by the viewpoint from which used; but it is at least a fact that during the month of October, 1912, the Imports Included 14 million dollars' worth of art works; S million dollars' worth of tobacco, cigars, and other smokers' materials; 4 million dollars' worth of diamonds and other precious stones; 4 million dollars' worth of laces and embroideries; over a million dollars' worth of feathers, natural and artificial; more than a million dollars' worth of decorated china; over a million dollars' worth of toys; nearly a million dollars' worth of champagne, cordials, liqueurs and other articles of this class; near ly a million dollars worth of cabinet woods, of which mahogany formed the principal part; and sundry other ar ticles usually considered as luxuries, bringing the total imports of this class of materials for the month of Octo ber up to 32 million dollars. While the heavy Importation of ar ticles of this character naturally oc curs during the closing months of the year, th figures of October are exceptionally high, probably the high est on record as regards Importations of luxuries, this being due in a con siderable degree to the unprecedented importation of art works, this single item having amounted to practically 14 million dollars in the month of October, against 4 million dollars In October of last year; while for the 10 months ended with October the total importation of art works was 4 9 mil lion dollars, against 18 million In the corresponding months of 1911 and 14 million in the corresponding months of 1910. These high figures for October and the accumulated months ended with October suggest that the imports of articles which may fairly be classed as luxuries will probably aggregate 250 million dollars In the calendar year 1912. Of this sum art works will, according to the latest estimate of the statistical division of the bu reau of foreign and domestic com merce, approximate 70 million dol lars; precious stones, between 40 and SO million dollars; laces and embroid eries, between 40 and 50 million; ci gars, cigarettes, and other articles for use of smokers, between 40 and 50 million; and numerous other articles tenors to take the altos and sopranos story for many moons, but it remained home. This reminds "Marguerite," the j for a Topeka school teacher to dis- Bodarc correspondent of the Douglass 1 cover the best side of the Kansas type. Tribune, that that community s supply of bass slng-rs has been overlooked again "Last year the packers charged us high prices for meat, charging the shortage of reed as an excuse, re marked an Alma butcher to the Alma Signal recently, ' and he continued: "Now, with feed plentiful, they are charging about the same prices and claiming a shortage of cattle. 'Buy from whatever packer we may, we find the price exactly the same. No com bine, perhaps, but a mighty good un derstanding." The other day a man went Into a Marion store and bought a small ar ticle and told the proprietor to charge it. "The charge is ten cents," said the proprietor. "Why, how is that," said the man, "I have been paying only five cents." "Well," replied the proprietor "five cents is for the article and five cents is for booking and col lecting.' The man paid the five cents. This is a very little Incident but there is considerable in it to think about if you want to take the trouble. Marion Record. When Jim Simpson and Cy Leland tried to snake D. O. McCray Into the Bull party, Mac pulled back on the halter. "I Joined one of those things 20 years ago," he objected, "and I won't go into another until I have lived down that record." love Christmas eve yourself? Don't you always want to do something dirrerent from any day In the whole year? Wouldn't you, if you could, start or! this very night, and cross the desert on a camel if you rould find a star big enough to lead you?" "Lead me where?" grinned Joe, toler antly. "Over In the sand flats around EVENING CHAT bt sura cAimnox. 44 What Nobody Wants to Do, "Thinking is Just what nobody wants Amityville. L. I. Shall I get these here IO ao- Bala Arnola Bennett once on a glass tningB or paper angels? ' j wine, lu my mma e ueruwiuy "Joe, haven't you any sentiment?" se- I struck twelve with that sentiment if ' J ' 11C C CI U1U, joe lost his balance at the swift upward SAYS UNCLE GAV GLOBE SIGHTS BY THE ATCHISON GLOBE. No thoughtful man ever complains that he fails for lack of moral en couragement. There are more boos ters than knockers on earth and we have inherited the habit of hero wor ship from hundreds of generations of ancestors. If there is one universal. ineradicable instinct in the heart of humanity it is that one. We literally adore success. To pay homage to strength Is as natural as sunshine. To ascribe to others even greater merit than they possess Is no less natural. The whole world is a great mutual admiration society, with an occasional discordant note repre senting some one's personal interest. Those who make good even in a small way, we delight to honor. Even the street sweeper has his ad mirers who will pause to remark that he's "the best in his business." The policeman on the corner Is something like a hero to half the people who pass. The small merchant Is a mar vel of business acumen to most of his neighbors, and the banker who is gradually getting a grip is hailed as a captain of finance. The poor pest who pounds a piano in Tin Pan alley num lift of her lashes. He forgot Wayman and Marcus and the advertising man and tne rest. He even forgot he was onlv twenty, and that Just eight dollars weighted his Saturday envelope. nave I any sentiment? Say, listen a How few people really do think about the little matters of everyday life! Last summer I frequently had oeca' sion to make a short trip during which I changed from one train to another. The second t. Jn always stood on a Did anybody ever collect punitive dam ages You may feel sure of a good deal that isn t true. An assistant may not do most of the work; he may only think so. When the styles In men's hats get as bad as possible, they may begin to Improve. There are times when one should take life easy, like an agent takes your money. We also reioice in the fact that this world seems better to us than it does to an evangelist. Unless you get the postofflce. or some thing just as good, politics won't help you much. If your health Is good you can't main tain a grouch steadily. Or, play it the other way across. A snob Is the guy who devotes a lot of time to show the superiority he doesn't possess. Most other crops axe sometimes short, but the supply of blotters is usually up to the demand. If you buy a railroad ticket you pay for it now, but if by any chance you shouldn't use it, you wait till next year to get your money back QUAKER MEDITATIONS. From the Philadelphia Record. The level-headed man is not apt to be a rounder. One half the world doesn't care how i anvil chorus was never yet able to the other half lives. drown the deeptohed diapason of the The watchmaker's advertising should er'? deum. (Copyright 1912 Few men travel on the road to Suc- minute, Nell. If you'd give me a ghost of siding waiting for the passengers, a chance " I n-t... i, i .j Better bring the elass ones Joe." . " smiled Nell, coloring as Brett's head tnal au coura no1 set seats, un leav turned toward them. "And hurry." nS the first train this crowd divided But Joe took his time. She went on lntj I itself Into two groups. the hoi polloi the private office and Brett asked Joe of those who were not in the habit of where he was going. So did Wayman. So thinking about little things, and those ri nT'nf iLiT o.ioe1Kle5thcar: few who were. The first group rushed beedn entirely coSuted9 V MiAustm1 over to the train, jumped on the near- When she came out of Rudd' room t,i e"t car and scrambled for seats. The tree stood on her desk, a chunky, weil- second class walked rapidly along the spread spruce, and Joe was trimming it. outside of the train to the front cars Not a head was raised from ftTlV Of tflfl I tirrinT-o tViara Tiro nn stl-siur? 4-Vi IaIhiixa desks. Nell hardly noticed, anyway. Her jv spipcted comfortable seats Bv the cheeks were flushed, and she carried htr 1L. ?Z. .ffj ' " nttie rounded chin a bit higher than , V V , s p usual. She had been clearine- off th had managed to make a difficult way large flat-topped desk and filing the last down the crowded aisles of the rear pile of personal letters, and a couple of cars, they fount the front cars fully lines in one had caught her eye. It was tenanted by the people who were in the from a business friend of Rudrt'a ani l-l,. n i .u. - read' imuit ul tuning iuuu,,n l huuui tne uttie 'I shall be mia-htv .rlarf tn ,. , matters or everyaay me. take Miss Ives as secretary. She has I Occasionally I used to look about at been with us fourteen years, and Is the I the faces of the people in the front best I have found to handle central fr- I na rt and Jtlmnst without t'-rrtrt ! im respondence. She Isn't much on the looks they were intelligent faces, thoughtful l ? eJ-peTLen5e,' 1 tnlnk " J faces, the faces of men and women "icuuo iu itute care or i j , , , . . you." I w no were unuuuuieuiy ma King tneir So he had discussed hr with k,o way in tne woria Decause tney naa friends. learned to do something besides fol- Sho was his "last pvnprioni " A nf1 I low th Ipnritar in thfi trn mt rf 1if nere for three mnntha nht hari Via r-oir mat 1 rruaH i n haD tr n an Mmeyeiheadh,d,oSn "ttJ2 ahES5L,'i?1i2 I thing, whether It be washing dishes, or straight from the little college town tr to a at ln ? fain, or where her people lived. Her father had writing a letter. There is also a routine been a professor at the university Rudd way of doing every little thing, claimed as his alma mater. Even Nell Occasionally these two ways are one; TOUR TOWN. People do not usually treat their possessions with indifference. The town you live in is your town. If you reside on a farm, the town near est to you is your town. It be longs to you Just as much as It does to anyone. The existence of that town is a blessing to you and you are a benefit to it whether you want to be or not. Your town oilers you and yours many, advantages. Be loyal to your. town. Civic pride and loyalty to your town makes for your happiness and financial prosperity. Never knock your town. . If you cannot see any thing about your town worth boosting, move keep on moving, until you find the town you can enthusiastically boost. Be a booster.' Boosters are the stuff good towns are made of. Tour schools, churches, society, and your merchants are always just what you make them. Di your duty to your town, and that example will be the best argument you can make lo oth ers that community loyalty pays. Pat ronize the merchants of your town. If they should not have ln stock what you want have them order it for you on approval. The mall order house will make you put up your cash be fore you even see the article and the city merchant will treat you with but littlo consideration. Who contribute to your churches, street or park Im provements school, library or to the sick and distressed of your town? Not the mail order house or the city mer chant, no, indeed, they would be mighty peeved if you should ask them to. You must depend upon the busi ness men of your town tor this help. A wise merchant will not turn a booster down on any reasonable re quest- Let your motto be: "My Town, First, Last and Always." Boost, boost, everlastingly boost. That is the only fuel that will get up a head of steam sufficient to make the wheels go around fast enough to get you and your town anywhere. Resolve to say something good about your town every day during 1913. Be It ever so little say something complimentary of your town every day. Remember this reso lution and at the dawn of 1914 you and the town will be enjoying prosper ity unparalleled in its history. Your property will be worth more, your trade will be Increased, your job will be more certain and there will be gen eral prosperity. Make this resolution and stick to it and these conditions will surely exist within twelve months. It is so easy. to do, it is Christian-like, it is conducive to sound sleep and good health. The only good men ln your town that could possibly suffer because of your keeping such a reso lution are the physicians. Marysville News. SKUNKS CAN NOW BE KILLED. The skunk season opened recently. This Isn't a Joke. There Is really a . fool law on the statute books of the state which prohibits the killing of skunks between March 15 and Novem ber 15. During that period no matter how heavily laden the breezes are in your neighborhood with the delicate fragrance of sweet scented mephitis, you can be'jerked into court and fined for killing one of them. You still think you are being trifled with, don't you? But the Tribune crosses Its heart and hopes to die if it isn't telling the truth, as you can find it by searching the pages of the great and mighty law books of Kansas. An open season for skunks, wouldn't that make a corpse laugh at the funeral? Chanute Tribune. FROM OTHER PENS bers of his followers by the tens of I iZ,ten.ye?rs. Pak when she more often they are not j, i. jii,v.i 1 wen a nine snort-sKlrted kiddle ot I k a .i .n....ri m - - j mousanus aim tne v mci m ui muio eleven taken tn koh h " -"' wuncu nn wnn nff I : . -taKen to see the great rowing d,... ua tlmir h;nbin- , and drivel is no worse off. No encouragement. No lovesick, little wisp of a school girl ever paid greater homage to a handsome stran ger than the mass of humanity pays to him that does the least useful thing. We have the habit of boosting and we must find our heroes and demigods. The fact that we waste our worship upon some mighty poor material is only another evidence that we're hun- ITiatOh Un A Now T .rn .1 V. V. a . 1. er had pointed out to 'her Rudd, the f chnes ln deciding whether the routine mighty "stroke" ln the home crew. Often I way is the best way, and do not accept now. wnen he was not lnokinar. she had It unless It Is. caught nerseit eyeing him appraislngly as It Is easy to do things In the routine he crossed the lone office. He w thdrt five now. His head was lowered like a I t-narging duu at the world ln general, his lips rarely opened except to give an or- oer, nis eyes were steel gray and she did not iiKe tne- lines of his mouth. gry to honor some one. It's a fact i 2 "w" ' 1"? " " wnlle- "e au ooa "aD"s. 't ceases to fraught with extreme significance to the man who is capable of making good. Even if you don t eaten the eye ana the ear of the world at large the "I- Knew-Him-When ' club will see that you are not overlooked. Next to pay ing disinterested homage, we love to bask In reflected light. It is true that some members of this particular or- anization are moved, through envy, to say all manner of evil, but the the opinion that butter would be much i of lef v:aluf ,', af to. approxi cheaper in the near future than it had been for years. A variety of technical reasons are put out for this change In prices. But it will be difficult to con vince most folk that the action of the government :n proceeding against the butter combination was not the con trolling factor. President Taffs ad ministration is ending 'in a blaze of arlory. mately 9 million dollars; champagne, about 5 million dollars; feathers, nat ural and artificial chiefly ostrigh, feathers), about 10 million dollars; beads and bead ornaments, a couple of million dollars; automobiles, a cou ple of million dollars; and perfum eries and cosmetics, nearly 2 million dollars. All the world profits by this dlstrl- cess without an occasional puncture. Don't always judge by appearances. Many a temperance woman wears corkscrew curls. Blobbs "Do you believe the office ever seeks the man?" Slobbs "The tax office always does." The man who Is his own best friend must be satisfied to have few others. You can't say of a girl named Rose, or Violet, or Lily, that she hasn't a scent to her name. When a bachelor gets tired giving wedding presents he can console him self with the thought that it is better to give than to receive. Wigg "I never saw any one so ex ceedingly modest as that girl from Boston," Wagg "That's right. She won't even take off her glasses when there are men around." Polite Percival had been caught in the act of stealing eggs. "I've been layin' fer you," announced Farmer Meddergrass. "That is very, kind of you, sir," replied Polite Percival. "but really, I have been laboring under a misapprehension. I actually thought the hens laid them." 1 REFLECTIONS OP A BACHELOR. From th New York Press. Happy - family life is insured in the pantry. When marriage Is a failure, there art no assets left. A woman brags about her family; a man about himself. A big bunch of violets from him could make a pretty smart girl think a canni bal was a missionary. When a man gets a cable dispatch, he wants to pull it out of his pocket with ehowy carelessness like a 1,000 bill. 'e enven hi.r v. t ... r. i . , . . . , . i ur i 1 1 ruui i- cwni nniiiiK iiittL lie was lOOKing lor sprung suddenly on one like that Christ- habit of thinking about little things are mas eve somehow Jarred the dellcat: I ne men and women who can think to nerves that send their messages of peace I some purpose about bigger things. In and Joy to the brain. Her hands were ice business they are the people whose sal- J.V" " JiT " "Ji'lJ"" neipeo. jo-; aries rise as Inevitably as the rivers in kTitT Perhaps the teaVi thiVS to "Pf1" tln "J? !lome thf th6 fIkS eyes blurred the number of packages that who astonish their neighbors because jue was niiigenuy tucKing away ln the t tney aui-uii i unrn aw muai so easily, WHEN WOMAN MARRIES. Discussing the conditions under which women have to work. Miss Ida Tarbell Is quoted as saying: "Another factor similar to the erirl that works for less than a living wage la the woman that marries and continues to work. She is the most vicious element in the workaday world." This statement, following upon the advice given to working girls by Mir. Belmont that everv married woman should continue her business and have a career of her own, will be apt to confuse those whose opinions are derived from authorities. Both Miss Tarbell and Mrs. Belmont are experts ln the matter, but neither has had a rounded experience. The one has worked but was never mar ried. The other has been married but has never been a worker. It is a question which of the two Is the more expert " the whole issue. In the end the smoke will go up the chimney In the old way. Wom en who can marry and quit waste-working will do it. Those who cannot will do th other thing. Life is never lived to match the counsel of experts. New York World. TEMPERANCE AND"" TENDING EAR. It Is an Ingenious comment upon the cus tom of barroom drinking that several bar tenders are advocating the formation of a "water wagon" association for their fra ternity. One loop veteran Is quoted aa saying that he has not touched liquor In seventeen years except with his hands. During that time ln his positions of au thority he has had to discharge many bartenders for drunkenness. He is an in- dorser of the prohihltlon suggestion made by the secretary of the union. The bar tender, naturally, has a good chance lo make an exhaustive study of mankind, either mildly inspired or riotously In clined. That s-ome of them come to fel an at'M-iInn tnr tnA mnn whn nnnnt The men and women who get the "handle" liquor is logical, but if all tbe way. It requires eifort to think. That is why "thinking is Just what nobody wants to do." at first, at least. After you have made the effort a little spruce boughs l think we might light It now." she whispered at last. "You may tell tf.e rest. joe. ir you win." But Joe did it In his own peculiar wav. Mounting ughtsomely on the nearest desk, he proclaimed the glad tidings, and did a sidestep to rouse the proper spirit in the bidden guests. They roused well. Nell laucrhed and half anolosrtned htit Jfw. silenced her. He went into Ruddv's sane- Do you think? Not Just when you are up against It, and have to put your rusty machinery into ineffectual motion, but every day, every minute, about every thing?. It pays. Must Walk Chalk Llne. Anrlicants for a nicht's lodsrintr must hereafter be able to walk a literal chalk turn ana came rortn roDoea in the green line a white streak across an 18-foot conch cover with a wreath of evergreen room before there Is any shelter for them DAFfYDILS BY TJ. NOALL. Can a xylophone? (Stand back, men. The colonel was never known to show fear.) Can a catfish? (Drop that oyster and leave the wharf!) Does it do any good for a man to inquire where has his coal-bin? (Aw, take a tot. Take two.) a-tilt on his head, and Ruddy's own an tique Drass paper cutter for scepter. "Oh, but Joe. what if he should come back?" faltered Noll. "You know ycu shouldn't " Joe capered merrily as master of cert-monies. 'Shouldn't I? If the old man hlrmw'f at the Wayfarers' Lodge of the Ass" elated Chanties here. Superintendent Howell Wright, of the Associated Charities, instituted the cus tom Iaat nierht when he refused lodging to a tramo from Philadelphia because no wavered from the narrow path. wngnt said he Believes the custom bartenders went on the wagon would they not become so alert physically as to in crease the activities of service? Or would they become missionaries by example? 12 the heavy drinker finds a lesson on bota sides of the bar, he may not have to pro reed any farther for conversion. Chicago Evening Post. , POINTED PARAGRAPHS. was to open that door and walk ln I'd should become general, and that appli- say " He paused. Nell was standing cants who are unable to negotiate the on top the desk, reaching down the pres- feat In proof of their sobrietv will be entx. Old Wayman was balancing him- turned out in the cold. The more serious self on a cnair to neip tier. Brett had a eases win ne given to tne police. Cleve- string of pink popcorn, munching it, ani I land dispatch to w ashmgton Post. Carlson and Marcus were popping car. nival caps out of Christmas crackers. But Joe's round, black eyes were fixed on t'e door of the private office. Framed ln It Btood Rudd. his heavy overcoat sprinkled with snow. He had entered through the out- door unseen. "What would you say, Joe?" asked Nell, curiously. "I know what I'd say." She paused, and held a lighted pink can dle up in one hand. "I'd say, 'Even If you are the crosses, grumpiest, old plot ter in the world. I'm going to hand you down a Christmas angel just the same. and a string of popcorn, and a candy turkey, and and. let's see? We'll give him this.' Her hand reached up for one The Creation of New Worlds. People ask: "How was the universe created ?" : The fact Is the universe was never "created." It Is in a process of perpetual creation. Tt is being made, destroyed, and re-made, all the time. The telescope and the spectroscope bring down to us pic tures of parts of it in all the stages of growth and decay. The most fascinating problem of modem astronomers is tne searching out of that great process; the discovery of the method of the world ma chine. It is a question not of what hap pened once ages ago, but of what is all the time happening. World's Work. From the Chicago News. Free food for thought may be had at anv public library. There are more little big men on earth than big little men. Some people find pleasure but a step ping stone to misery. In some communities the heaviest de mand is for light literature. Platonic friendship Is seldom practiced on a girl who has n.oney. Fortune may be fickle, but misfortune can always be depended upon. It's easy to get a man to agree with you If he wants to borrow money. Some of the charity that besrlns at home is too feeble to cross the road. There are a lot of dead ones that are of no benefit to the undertaker. A short prayer from the heart is more t-ffectlve than a long one from the llpa. Many a woman is blind to a man's faults because he threw gold dust in her eyes. After a jealous man gets married to a Jealous woman there is something doing every little minute. A loyal wife is one who has Impllot confidence ln her husband, even when he's running for office. No, Cordelia, the bride never marries the best man at her wedding, but sue probably thinks she does. Ever netice that all old fashioned photo graphs of a bride and groom look aa if they were standing up to be shot? It ten't very consoling to a homely girl to b told that a beautiful disposition la more rdmirable than a beautiful face.