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THE TOPEKA D AII.Y STATE JOURNAI- FRIDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 21, 1913.V
By FRANK. P. MACLENSAN,
tEntered July 1, 1S75. as second-class
matter at the postoffice at Topeka. Kan.,
under the act of congress.
VOLUME XXXV.
...No. 4
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publication in Topeka.
The news is received in The State Jour
nal bunding over wires for this sole pur
pose. ,
n...nr Wilson seems to be wait
until after his inauguration to
tart an Ananias club.
Soon there may be enough deposed
presidents of American republics to
hold annual reunions.
Billy Sunday is reported to haye
cleaned up $21,000 at uomraous, u.,
wonder he quit baseball.
Going to prison seems to have become
eo common with the Lonaon nB'"
as to have lost its attractiveness.
The Nebraska Journal extends sym
pathy to Sylvia FankWst, but abso
lutely refuses to endorse her methods.
It was one of the fair sex who sug
gested that Hiram v Maxim invent a
woman silencer. Now if it had been a
mar
Now that the Mexican revolution is
ended the country can again take up
the work of providing Mr. Wilson, with
a cabinet.
Mr. Hearst tried pretty" hard," but he
failed to stir up a war this time. The
Mexican situation has settled itself,
temporarily.
In London a bishop has appealed to
his flock not to 'observe Lent too
strictly. Over here, that admonition
isn't needed.'1 ' '- -
President-elect" Wilson's inaugural
address will contain only 2.000 words.
But wait until he turns his typewriter
loose on congress. '
Mr. Carnegie, if he still has the desire
to die poor, might devote some of his
vealth to pensioning deposed presi
dents of American republics.
A West Virginia lawyer referred to
a wealthy widow in court as a modern
Cleopatra. Probably Tie had discovered
that she had soaked her pearls.
Woodrow Wilson has been"; given
passes to all the league games in
Washington next season. Another in
centive for the American boy to aim
high.
The suppression of polygamy in Utah
was accomplished only 'with the great
est difficulty. But In those days the
women didn't wear dresses that hooked
up the back. - " ' ': -
Considering some of the snapshots
of Mr. Wilson that have been published.
It ought not to be wondered at that he
told a photographer who was trailing
him that he was no gentleman. -
A New" Tork hotel man proposes to
rolve the tip problem by making a 10
per cent reduction on his restuarant
and table checks, which, by unwritten
law. Is the recognized allotment to the
eervitor.- He would better continue
the collection of 10 per cent and pay
It to his waiters in additional wages.
The decision of Vincent Astor to be
come a farmer has brought forth
much comment from press and public.
But there is nothing especially re
markable about it. The Astors always
did know a good thing when they saw
it. Toung Astor has looked around
and discovered who . is making the
money.
A bill introduced into the Illinois
senate abolishes capital punishment
and provides that a murderer shall be
fined not more than $25,000, to be
worked out in prison at the rate of $1
a day. The money would be paid to
the wives and children of slain men.
There is no apparent reason why mur
derers should be singled out to con
tribute a dollar a day to the support
of their families. Why not place all
prisoners under the same rule.
The plan to lend money to the farmer
which has passe, the stage of sug
gestion in this country Is almost ready
to be put in operation in the Philip
pines. The Bank of the Philippines will
cooperate with the Government agri
cultural bank to lend money to the
sugar planters when needed. It is
proposed thaV the Government bank
carry the loans during the planting sea
son and that the Bank of the Philip
pines carry the loans from harvest time
till the sugar deposited as security for
the bank is sold.
A " heavy emigration to Suchien,
China, is among the possibilities. A
United . States consul reports the I with the result that big catches are be
condition of freedom from the die- J ing made. Messrs. E. Mortimer, Mc
tates of fashion as ideal. He describes 1 Donald, and Robinson are said to have
the situation as follows:' Every man
wears what is right in his own eyes,
and , there agfew to, . ridicule. A
ncnama goes jauntily down -the street
followed by a fur-covered brim -ap.
Felt hats of scarlet and -verdigris
green follow along with grays . and
browns that really do the amateur
hatters . credit. Eskimo top capes.
few derby hats, and the smart mili
tary uniforms, give the streets a
piquancy that one used to miss in the
monotonous China-blue .crowds. i
THE NEW rOltK BARREL.
For many years the rivers and har
bors appropriation bill has been the
scandal of congress, but people liave
grown so accustomed to the outrage
that'they have almost ceased to make
a fuss about it.
Out of that silence, perhaps, has
grown something worse. It is the rub
lic buildings bill passed by the present
congress, carrying $25,000,000. A com
plete list of those places benefited by
the system of log rolling employed ;n
order to pass the measure would be
interesting reading. Followjng are;. a
few samples: - '
For instance, there is an appropria
tion of $30,000 obtained by Represen
tative Campbell of Kentucky fot his.
native village of Georgetown. The
census of 1910 gave Georgetown 3,
823 inhabitants. The appropriation -is
a little less than $8 per head for every
man, woman and child.
That appears to have been a low
basis for Mr. Campbell's Kentucky ap
propriations. Paintville, allowed $?,-!
000, has 541 inhabitants. The appro
priation is a little over $9 per neaa.
Plkesville does still better. It gets
$5,000 for a population of BOS almost
$10 per' head. And Prestonburg beats
them all, securing $5,000 for a popula
tion of 409.
FJMKDMAXX MUST M.AKr. .M1.
Doubt and disputed claims and asser
tions must soon give place to certain
ties in respect to the Friedmann cure
for1 tuberculosis. The storm raging
about the Berlin physician's reported
discovery is reaching a stage which
will speedily force a termination, one
way or the other.
Friedmann must give and urge tne
fullest publicity or stand discredited.
He must prove his-case or lose his
reputation and whatever prestige he
has gained by the widely neraiaea
claims made in his behalf.
If he has placed his remedy in the
hands of eminent autnonties cnoseu
by the German goveftiment, they will
soon tell the world exactly what to
hope for or what to expect. If he has
taken no such step he will shortly find
v. : I r
it necessary to ao so or see uiiubo
everywhere discredited.
No man can long evade or befog
such an issue as Dr. Friedmann has
raised. Too much is at stake for man
kind. The standards of his profession
are too high. The rules and demands
of his own country's government and
its people are too exacting. - "
THE CARNEGIE FOUNDATION.
Somebody in the past said: "Beware
of the Greeks when Deanng guts.
Congress and the country at large
seem inclined to apply the same senti
ment to the Scots to one of them at
east Mr. Andrew Carnegie.
The iron master is endeavoring to
give a large portion of his wealth to
the country in the form of what is
known as the Carnegie foundation. If
the donation came, in the form of
cash, probably there would be no
hesitation in accepting it. But it is
in bonds of the Steel trust. There is
the trouble.
He has distributed bonds of this
character widely already to schools
and libraries and there is a suspicion,
whether well founded or not, that it
is designed to make the public an in
terested partner in the trust.
It is apparent that if the income of
a large number of public institutions
become dependent upon the value of
these bonds, legislative action designed
to curtail, the profits on steel manu
facture would be difficult to obtain.
The situation might become much
like that of the man who stole a hog.
T"-.e theft was proven conclusively, but
the jury acquitted" him. Even his
lawyer was surprised at the verdict
and asked his client for an explana
tion. "Why, don't you see," he re
plied, "each one of those jurymen had
a piece of the meat."
Still Obscure.
"Why don't you try to amount to
something, iu the world?" his . 1 wife
petulantly asked.
"I am trying to do that, and I think
I have reason to believe I am suc
ceeding. I have made myself import
ant enough to be invited to lay corner
stones; I have won considerable promi
nence as an after-dinner speaker; I
have done a number of things that my
children will have- reason to refer to
with pride - after I am dead, and I
think I am justified iii saying that
there is no man in this community who
has a more honorable record than mine
is."
" What . of that ? Tou can't amount
to much. notice that you haven't
been asked to testify before the Pujo
committee." Chicago Record-Herald.
Oysters as Flesh Builders.
Oysters come nearer in composition
to cow's milk than do most other
meats, as all the -four kinds of nutri
ents needed are present in good degree.
Oysters have a larger excess of the
flesh-building substance relative to the
other constituents than milk, so we
"balance the ration" by addition of
starchy food and fats when eating
oysters, thus securing a good meal
at a cost that compares favorably with
that when other meats are chosen.
Prof. Julius Nelson, of . Rutgers Col
lege, in Leslie's.
Whales Herd Herring.
From Prince Rupert comes the re
port, that two huge whales have been
engaged to herd the shoals of herring
into that port for the benefit of the
fishermen, and the plan has met with
such success that whales are to be
used hereafter as the ."sheep-dogs" of
the sea at the northern terminal. .
The. two w hales display a lordly indif
ference to everything except herring.
first observed the efforts of the levia
thans to corner the herring market in
a rocky cove near prince Rupert.
The whales .drove - the herring itose
to shore, and after opening "" their
mouths to a wide angle they went
-through the shoal of fish at high
speed, with the result that many of the
herring were mi.ssinfr frnm the shoal.
The gulls flying over the whales locate
the leviathans and th fi-hermen in-
stead of making long trips for their
catch, are now following the gulls, with
me -result that big hauls -are the rule.
victoria (B. C.) dispatch to New
x urs esun
JAYHAWKER JOTS
"-anna is not only planning for a
utw uui ior a wnite way.
mce Ed Howe left the rnnntu the
Globe has been putting Latin words in
iicau jines.
Al last tile Worm has turrit. Tn
f.anlson a horse attacked an automo-
Diie ana bit a piece out of it.
Down at Wichita the srround her has
put the local weather forecaster out of
business and run. him out of town.
The Fort Scott Tribune is in .'i nosi-
tipn where it cart run a column un
der the caption: "Forty Years Ago."
Joe Fir"kle has resigned his nosition
with a Manhattan business firm. Well,
what could be expected of a man with
a name 'like that?
'Comes how the time when tho ct,i.
dents would fold their hands and take
a gooa iong rest," says the University
Kansan. Whose hands?
Captain 'L. T. Herita !T o an nlrt resi
dent of Emporia, has just died, leaving
o i . -; 1 1 i . . .
- i muicii tne sum or $uU,uuu is
set aside "to beautify child life in Em
poria." home heritage that for Bill
White's town. - ,
The Atchison Champion prints the
following in its "Fifty Tears Ago"
column: Mr. C. Leland, of Troy, started
yesterday for Chicago to make arrange-;
ments for holding the national Repub-
lican convention.
"If it is true, as has been si
by Clyde Knox, that Uncle Cy Leland
is turning state's evidence," says the
Parsons Sun, "there are several poli
ticians in .Kansas who had better pre
pare their; alibi." jt .
Tou will notice that the fellows who
are doing the most to save the country
are the ones who are getting well paid
for it via a job at -the public crib.
Either that or they have "great hopes"
of soon hooking on. Bert Walker.
That hope rprings eternal in the hu
man breast is illustrated by the fol
CeTtrSl Rrncb k?"
J Brncb" Probably will put its
lu jjiarcn t. Ana
M"'.e iit; to a mat tne uentrai
Branch will receive that new ballast
this spring."
A litter of kittens was received .Sun
day by the Lawrence postoffice, prop
erly cartoned and stamped for parcel
post carriage. The kittens were for de
livery in town, but as they came to
town in the morning they had a long
wait untu jvionaav morninsr before thev
could reach their destination. Law
rence Gazette,
The Clay Center fans have raised
$970 in subscriptions of $10, toward a
baseball team. This amount was raised
in one day and it looks as thoueh the
desired, $2,00.0 could be secured . very
easily, ine Clay Center fans have been
without league baseball for a season
and are anxious to break into the game
again. junction City Union.
A story is going the rounds that a
Hutchinson man awoke to find that an
automobile had knocked out the side of
his house and was half way into the
room. The driver was unconscious in
the street and beyond the fact that he
was thrown out there was no explana
tion of the strange desire of the ma
chine to enter the man's bedroom
GLOBE SIGHTS
BT THE ATCHISON OLOBfS.
A mule has his place, but it isn't in the
parade.
It's a good scheme to show your speed
near the finish.
Th- success of your employer Is youi
success, so never knock.
Benjamin Franklin: No man ever was
giorious who was not laborious.
It is a great day when vnu do as well
as you thought you would in the morning.
What has become of the movement to
rid the world of dyspepsia by paper bag
cookery? ..... . . . .
A small boy's tool chest Is hard on the
furniture, but rarely makes a carpenter
out of him.
A baseball player never gets over the
boyish notion of having hds picture taken
in uniform.
A man who works out doors wants an
inuoor job, while the desk men are sav
ing up to retire to a farm.
No one can rea.,y enjoy a meal when
there are so many forks he doesn't know
which one to use . rst.
When a woman gets so she can afford
plenty of new furniture, she wants to pay
two- prices :- for decrepit antiques. No
wonder it's hard' for a "man to understand
'em.
QUAKER MEDITATIONS.
rFrom the Philadelphia Record.
I.ove is blind, and sometimes it is also
dumb.
The fellow who falls in love at first
sigli't deserves another look.
Good advice may help a man, but - a
good scare is generally more effective.
The average man's aim in life depends
largely on the size of the target.
Lots of - fellows have made up thei
minds to pay as they go who never weni.
Tou don't have to call in the services
of a collector to garner the wages of sin.
A man tries to live up to his ideals al
most as hard as a woman tries to live
up to her photographs.
"No" is one of the shortest words In
the English language, and yet some men
seem never able to learn it.
"Take care of the pennies." remarked
the Manayunk Philosopher, "and as lor
the dollars well, some kind friend will
take care of them for you."
"Au the world's a stage," quoted the
Wise Guy. "Yes, but the trouble Is most
of us have to be our own press agents,"
complained the Simple Mug.
Tommy "Pop, what is discipline?"
Tommy's Pop "Discipline, my son, is
something you can only learn either dur
ing the first year at school, or the first
year of married life."
REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR.
From the New Tork Press. J
Only one of two roles is ever played by
love, either slave or tyrant.
What makes a woman proudest of her
husband is if he can get passes to a
theater.
A man thinks he's on a rigid diet if he
ruts out one dish his wife likes and he
doesn't.
The reason men have no wits'whatever
about money Is they think they have au
there is to have.
It's just a man's luck to get back a ten
Collar loan the night he is going to be
home, so it will . come in handy for thi
family.
KANSAS COMMENT
JUGGLING A PLEDGE.
The Democratic Renuhlican unri So
cialist parties in Kansas are all
pledged to the principle of the initiative
e I and . -.
n""" " alJl5ars lo De
I ciiiarKaoie fact that the present
session .or the legislature is liable to
adjourn without effectively fulfilling
that pledge. ' ' '
The chief responsibility is with the
Democratic party, for that party has a
majority in both branches of the leg
islature. It is within fche power of the
Democrats to redeem their party
pledge, regardless of the attitude taken
by the members who belong to other
parties. If they fail their party will be
held responsible. The Democratic
members who are evidently attempting
to prevent the passage of a proper
initiative and referendum bill need not
think that they can escape responsibil
ity by quibbling over details. The in
telligent public is aware that this is i
the method of the old school of pol-1
itics. Quay and Hanna and AlHrich I
and r:,,ch; . ..
aim oiauc.-Miivii ul ineir:
meiP,nreIWhyS favor.ed ood reform
measures, but never found one without
some serious obiection that m-evented
them from supporting it. Fort Scott
j-TiDune.
WHO IS BLUFFING ?
" The Kansas legislature is in a dead
lock on the I. and R. For which there
is a reason to be thankful. Both bil!
are bad, but the senate bill is most
objectionable. It provides that the
constitution may be disregarded in
initiated laws. The house bill permit
a minority of those voting at an elec
tion to enact or reject laws. But there
is always the danger that one side or
the other is bluffing, and that a sur
render, or a compromise will result in
a bad law. Experience demonstrates
tnat the best and safest way to initiate
laws is through the gradual growth of
public sentiment. It ought not to be
easy to change long established meth
ods of government, or of doing busi
ness. What the people finally decide
that they want they will get. Our
methods seem pokey to some over
zealous reconstructionists, but they
work out better than the quicker
methods used in Mexico, Efficient
brakes are as necessary on the ma-
cninery ot government as on an au
tomobiie. Leavenworth Post.
JUST PLAIN SENSE.
Certain worshipful members of the
eastern press are rhclined to glorify
Mr. Taft for what they are pleased to
call his policy of nonintervention
Mexico. Mr. Taft is entitled to credit
in this much: he has not intervened
I The fact is that he declined to take
the initiative but passed the settlement
of the question up to congress. There
by he exhibited plain common sense.
Intervention means conflict. To plunge
the country into an unnecessary war
would be to commit wholesale murder.
Mr. Taft has so' far evaded the re
sponsibility. Any citizen of ordinary
intelligence would, have pursued the
same course: There is no occasion to
laud Mr. Taft for superior conception
ot tne situation.--ottawa Republic.
I ROM OTHER PENS
; i ? IN THE TWiLrGHT STATE.
The twilight state is a substitute for
Bleep. utniK inuucea Dy means or a
special chair and a "lost" instinct, the
development of which is . being sought
in a psychological laboratory in the
East, iTiis condition of mind and body
is looked to not only as an offset to
insomnia, but as a time saver. It is
claimed that-by being perfectly relaxed
tne body will be renewed In half the
time needed by the usual method.
If this lost instinct is found it will
be hailed by that element which would
work twenty hours a day. It might be
utilized, too if the chair is not vital
to it in street cars and in theaters.
The unscientific sleeper, from being
snaKen or prodded, . could murmur
"twilight state," and be disturbed no
more.
The phrase comes to have a certain
elegance when applied to that period
for the head of the house immediately
following a heavy dinner. Tou can al
most hear the household whisper: "Be
quiet; father is in his twilight state.
It cannot be employed by the late
arrival at the office, however. Fancy
his saving: "I bes- vour nardon. boss.
but I overtwilighted this morning."
Chicago Post.
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BALL PLATERS' TEETH.
The manager of the New Tork Na
tional's baseball -club has engaged, a
dentist to devote his entire attention to
the needs of his players. The- man of
science and forceps will accompany the
club on all its travels and will make
periodical inspections of the teeth of the
men. whether or not the men desire his
services.
Good teeth, according to the sagacious
McGraw, are essential to good digestion,
and good digestion is essential to any
kind of efficiency. The view is doubtless
correct. The dentist should be a valuable
assistant to the professional trainer who
Is- an adjunct--of every- tg baseball club,
and the emulation '.In-the profession is so
great that before long every major
league club may follow the New York ex
ample. After the basebatl dentist, what? Vv hy
not the baseball oculist? Ball playerd'
eyes are extremely important organs:
more directly useful than teeth In tha
profession. And after the oculist. t.,o
otologist, the laryngologist. the chiropod
ist and the manicure should be added to
the baseball payrolls. Finally, it migl-jt
be well for each club to "sign up" a
psychologist and a psychopathist, to make
certain that mental "Charley horses' do
not interfere with physical efficiency.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
HUMOR OF THE DAY
Honey Child Mamma. Miss Prim has
been here an hour and the clock's going
yet. Fond Mamma What do you mean,
dearie? Why shouldn't it go? Honey
Child But papa said when you told him
Miss Prim was coming that she was
enough to stop a clock. Baltimore Ameri
can. 'Tou called your political antagonist a
microbe?" "Ye3,' replied Senator Sor
ghum, "but I wronged him. A microoe
attends strictly to business without any
vociferous fuss." Washington Star.
A man never quite realizes how much
furniture he owns until he tries to walk
rapidly through his rooms in the dark.
x uck.
"He has a heart -of gold, a grip of iron,
and a will of steel.' "Humpl! He rauct
be a man of mettle." Baltimore Ameri
can. It's the little things of life that worry
a man." "Quite true. Some youngster
been snowballmg yon?" Birmingham
Age-Herald.
"He's made a success of everything he's
touched." "All except me. I'm worse oi'r'
than 1 was when he borrowed that ten."
Detroit Free Press.
MODERN EPITAPHS.
Here lies Luke Ebenezer Qulnn.
He skated where the ice was thill.
Bill Jones passed on amid regrets.
He tried to stay, but cigarettes.
A long farewell to Maggie Lou.
She went out in a- frail canoe.
Jim Hanks has left this world of-pain.
For he met up with old Ptomaine.
This man went in a racing car.
It .hit a brick and, there you are.
Lem Binks has quit this earthly life.
He made some faces at his wife.
Grand Rapids Press.
THE EVENING STORY
Transformations.
(By George Rayne.)
It lay on the dressing table before
her, a mass of golden curls and coils
and puffs. The hairdresser had -described
the thing as a transformation
when he persuaded Miss Malone that.
wuuiu iook ai least
ntteen years younger.
Miss Malone was a slim creature,
1 slightly past the forties, with hair
which, though gray, was still soft and
wavy. Moreover, she was possessed
or tnat gut or the gods, an air of dis
tinction -which the wardrobe of a
queen and the beauty of angels are
alike powerless to supply. Hers was
the habit of the high held head and
eyes that looked out straight and fear
less. Men and women all instinctively
trusted Miss Malone.
She had been very exacting with
Susan, her maid, that evening. The
set of her gown, the choice of jewels
and other details of a woman's toilet
had assumed an unusual importance.
Most curious of all, it appeared to
Susan, was the fact that her mistress,
who abhorred everything artificial,
should choose to wear a transforma
tion. Susan, old and tried servant, was at
a loss. She had .never before met
with any trouble in the exercise of her
duties. Some extraordinary event
must be taking place ia Miss Malone's
life.
The previous day a note in a man's
handwriting had been delivered at the
door. From that moment up to the
present Miss Malone's behavior had
been most peculiar. Everything which
should have been done had been left
undone. The outside .world was for
gotten. Miss Malone had arisen-early
in the morning, only to shut. herself
In the library, where she sat before
the fire for" hours reading and reread
ing a packet of letters, stopping occa
sionaily to glance at a number of
photos as old in appearance as the let
ters. None of these . circumstances
had passed unobserved bv the maid.
Susan. .They were in -her mind now as
she skillfully adjusted the transforma
tion on her mistress's head and fas
tened a coquettish black velvet bow
among the golden nuffs.
Miss Malone gazed into -the mirror
without seeing her reflection. A whole'
lifetime can be lived in less time tnan
it takes to dress for dinner, and the
woman before the glass saw in- her
mind's eye the events of the past flash
by, leaving but one thing standing out
prominent and alone, vane Adair was
coming to see her again after 20 years
of separation. How ridiculous it was
to have wasted the years. And how
worse than stupid to have let Vane
go,?abroad , without- ; clearing up j so
slight a misunderstanding.
Often, since the day they parted, she
had seen some man who reminded
her, of Vane; a glimpse of a fair
mustache, a head well set back, a
square, determined chin. Once in the
street she had encountered a man so
startlingly like Vane that she. had al
most held out her hand to him. And
after such encounters would come a
term of intense loneliness, a gnawing
desire to hear vanes voice, to touch
his hand
So absorbed was she in recollections
of the past that the sound of a ring
at the front door caused her to start
to her feet. Tes, she was sure of it.
Turning to Susan she gave an order
to be taken downstairs. Colonel Adair
would stay to dinner. He was to be
shown into the library at once.
She would see him in the same
room m which they had parted 20
years before. What a rage she had
been in! How her eyes had flashed
anger; how her small foot had
stamped its good-bye.
Not until the maid had left the
room did Miss Malone consider her re
flection in the mirror. Certainly the
transformation made a wonderful 'dif
ference to her appearance. She was
looking beautiful, really beautiful. No
one would believe her to be a day over
2 9. , Then, with a sudden revulsion of
feeling she put up her hand to tear
the thing indignantly from her head.
I hate the deception, she said to
herself hotly; but her arm dropped to
her : side as she remembered how, in
the' old days, Vane had adored her
beauty, how he had once said that to
be mated to a plain, elderly, woman
was incompatible with his idea of com
plete happiness. . . '
She went downstairs at last out-
w-ardly calm, inwardly fighting a ter
rified reluctance to enter the room
where Vane .waited for her. -A mo
ment she stood 'hesitating on thej
threshold, then pulled, back the por
tiere and walked forward. The light
was soft and subdued. The atmos
phere was filled with the scent of vio
lets, violets which Vane had sent as
of old.
Col. Adair stood by the fire with his
back to the door. At the sound of foot
steps he looked up quickly to see a slim,
stately figure closely draped in soft
gray. At her throat sparkled a sin
gle jewel. Her hair was a mass of
dull gold. Beyond the fact that her
breathing was a shade other than nat
ural she appeared absolutely self-possessed
in the soft lamp-glow.
He faced her with hand extended, a
well set up man, with gray mustache.
a high forehead and a-bald spot which
was beginning to spread like the plague
spot of Egypt just where his thin hair
divided for a wide parting. .
Their hands were clasped and un
clasped. An expression of astonish
ment appeared on the man s face. Both
stood motionless during what seemed
to them an eternity.
"Undoubtedly it is he," she thought.
Though his face had altered, likeness
enough remained to assure her that it
was the same Vane.
Undoubtedly it is she," he thought.
She had scarcely changed at all, the
same red lips, the same golden hair.
"Why why Mary, he stammered.
There was no ring of joy, no warmth
of greeting in his tone. He had given
himself away and she understood all
too clearly.
Quickly withdrawing her hand from
his, she spoke. "I should have known,
Vane; I should have known."
"Tou should have known what?" he
faltered. '
"That it was a mistake to let you see
me again."
Then as he waited in uncompromising
expectancy she spoke on with a re
strained impetuousness in her voice, an
inner passion which swayed her slight
form and sent a wave of color to her
cheeks. ,
"I-should have known. Vane. .'hat
a man loves In a woman is a pretty
face, a rounded figure, the sweeping
curves of youth "
. Colonel Adair gave a stifled exclama
tion. Miss Malone -went on unheeding.
' "I have changed and bo you are not
glad to see me."
He interrupted fervently.
"Not glad. Dear Heavens how little
you understand. Can't you see, Mary
I have aged and you have kept your
youth: that is the difficulty. I imag
ined time would deal with you some
what as it has with me. Tou will
laugh, but I pictured you older, dear,
your hair grown gray, too. And I find
you looking almost as you did the day
we parted. I came here to ask you to
marry me; now I see how great is the
difference between us I dare not ask
you to join your lot to mine to that
of an old man."
He paused. His face was turned
from her. But despite the military
bearing something in the utter -dejec
tion and pathos of the whole figure
moved Miss Malone; it swept away all
her reserves and concealment.
She laid a gentle hand on his arm.
"Will you do me a favor," she said
with apparent irrelevance. "Sit down
by the fire until I come back; I must
leave you for a few moments. Tou will
stay to dinner, of course; but first
there is something I must do."
Miss Malone flew .upstairs with tne
vigor of a girl of sixteen. Once in her
room she tore off the thing of golden
coils and puffs and' threw -ft upon the
floor where It lay, almost beneath her
feet while she-combed and'twisted her
own hair and pinned it low at the' back
of her shapely - head. , Then with ; her
usual stately pace she passed down' the
hall to the library again, her-, head
bowed, an ' exquisite, . shamed.-color in
her cheeks. 1-
Colonel Adair stared : at Ther a long
slxtv seconds in bewilderment.
"Why don't . you say, .' something?"
Miss Malone demanded. .. "Db you hate
me now you ,sec how; deliberately
tried to deceive you? - I thought
she stopped with 'a hopeless little ges
ture. "What is the use of trying to tell
von whv I put on" that hateful trans
formation, I thought it such a clever
scheme to make you think I had not
altered." Her voice trembled in sen
score. "My dear!" -..-'.
Colonel Adair's stern face was trans-
2gured. I. . .
"My Mary Just as I- dreamed
cliniil.l find her!" ' '
Miss Malone rose, and kneeling by his
chair laid her her head on nis snouiaer.
"Tes Vane;" she whispered, "yours
iiict tmnrj. Kiss me kiss me at last.
fConvriffht. 1913. by the McClure
Newspaper Syndicate.)
1
EVENING CHAT
BT RUTH OAMlfiRO!.. ..'
What Emphasis Can Do.
What wonderful things inflection
and emnhasis are. 1 -
What a tremendous difference they
mnlce in the meaning.' ol language,
With one emphasis, a certain set of
words may mean one thing; with an
other, something entirely different.
Accent and' inflection 'are to language
what expression is to the human race.
They are -the- color pigments -with
which we, the artists, shade and tint
our speech. "
Take for instance, this epigram of
the mental scientist. "We are not what
out think uc are. but we think, we
are." How completely the slight em
phasis on the word think and the tiny
pause after it change the meaning of
the five words.
Here's another example. Say you
have made a choice between two ar
ticles, two waists, or two parasols or
what not. Later j-ou must choose
between another set of articles, and
you say to some one, "I hope i n mane
the right choice this time." Now you
can say these words with two differ
ent meanings. One will make it evi
dent that you think you made the
wrong choice before and hope you will
do better this time. The other inflec
tion will convey the meaning that you
ric-ht before and hope you will
again, and yet you are using exactly
the same nine woras.
Try it for yourself. Say them with
be one idea in your head, and then
with the other, and see how slight a
change of emphasis and inflection you
make, and yet how. plainly different
your meanings are.
And now 1 can reel my piatutu
minded reader inquiring what 1 m
driving at, what the point and the
moral of all this is. Need there be
nnv? Tsn't it iust an interesting sub
ject, worth sending a train of thought
into?
But if there must be a moral, l
think I can find one very easily. Two,
in fact.- In the first place, since you
have seen how easily accent ana em
phasis, the expressions of language,
can change the meaning of any set
of words, always have this in mind
when dealing with the written word.
Remember that what any set of writ
ten words appears to convey may dif
fer iust as much from wnat it is in
tended to convey,' and would convey
if spoken with the proper- accent ana
inflection, as an imperfect photograph
differs from your friend's face when
it is lighted up with love and anima
tion. I believe tnat more quarrels ana
misunderstandings, especially among
lovers, are caused by attempting to
keep up the intimacy by letter, tnan
in any other way. "Not long ago,"
savs Stevenson. "I wrote a letter to a
friend which came near involving us
in a auarrel: but we met. and in per
sonal talk I repeated the worst of
what I had written and added worse
to that, and with the commentary of
the body, it seemed not unfriendly
either to hear or to say."
And the other moral is similar to
the first. Since you realize the chang
ing meanings of any set of words, do
not ever let the tale bearer set you
against your friend with the tale of
what your rriena saia against you.
Always find out. not only if he said it,
but how he said It.
POINTED P ARAGRAPHS.
From the Chicago News.
A true friend neither bores nor borrows.
Gossips repeat everything they hear
and a lot they don't.
And some men are too lazy to Indulge
in guesswork.
Anyway, the wage worker always has a
boss to blame it on.
Sometimes a man uses gold bricks in
constructing his air castles.
A. er all is said and done, nothing is
so stale as a satisfied man.
It isn't always the most attractive wom
an w.uo attracts the most attention.
In some circles men are like pianos if
square they are considered old fashioned.
Some men are never satisfied until they
have troubles that drive them to dr"nk.
. Some hotels are like the place where
the pavements are made of good Inten
tions no fire escapes. --
The men who do the most complaining
about having to work so hard are gen
erally those who would be most miserable
if they lost their fro.
ON THE SPUR
OF THE MOMENT
BT ROT K. MOULTON.
The Pendulum of Time.
I remember back in eighties when
Hank Frisby went to school
Everybody in the village had him
doped out fer a fool.
Fer he wes so gol dum homely, 41
the critics in the place
Said there wasn't no intelligence or
larnin' in his face.
He was tall, rawboned and knock
kneed and as awkward as a cow.
And the gals they always passed hint
by and never smiled nohow.
He was bashful and was awkward and
ho seemed to have no vim.
And the fellows round the school housa
always poked their fun at him.
Nuthin much was said about it wheB
he left our town one day.
Hardly anybody knowed the fact that
he had gone away.
Once in a while they'd mention Hank
. and wonder where he went.
But nobody ever found out. fer they
didn't care a cent.
Nigh a dozen years passed by and
then one day a thing occurred.
And it caused more lively gossip thaa
the town had ever heard.
Great big auto came a-tearin' down
the main street with a yank.
And the feller in the back seat givin"
orders he was Hank.
Hank had been out west and struck
a vein of ore both wide and deep,
And he picked up half a million while
our town folks was asleep.
When he jumped out of his auto full
of vigor and of vim,
Tou should have seen the town folks
all a toadvin' to him.
He put up a cplendid mansion and he
wed the village beile.
And he has his dinner evenin's or at
least that's what they tell.
He's mayor now and " owns a mill, a
railrud and a bank.
And there's no one in the village who
ain't mighty proud of Hank.
Caught on the Fly.
Mr. Wilson is trying to make Mr.
Bryan and Champ Clark bury the
hatchet. If he does it will be worth
while to notice who they bury it in.
Ambassador Bryce of Great Britain
praises our constitution but he doesn't
say much about the Declaration of In
dependence, i
Dr. Carroll says he can heal a bro
ken leg in four days, but as yet no
cure has been discovered for a leg
that has been pulled.
What are traffic regulations to a
woman who is driving her new elec
tric? Easter falls on March 23 this year.
Do your Easter hatting early.
The airship trade is falling off. So
are many of the aviators.
Militant suffragets are cutting tele
phone wires in England but it doesn't
seem like the suffragets to do any
thing that would interfere with talk
ing. '
President-elect Wilson says he
hopes to popularize the United States
senate. But no president is expected
to accomplish the impossible.
5 ' Our Beauty Cream.
The testimonials for our marvelous
beauty cream keep pouring in. Here are
a few of them:
"Dear Sir: I had used one box of ybur
beauty cream and was walking down th
street with my husband and a friend or
his shook hands with him and said: "In
troduce me to your granddaughter,
please.' May blessings be ever you-s.
- "MRS. H. O."
- "Dear Sir: Tour celebrated beauty
cream has made me so young that I was
arrested by tl-.e truant officer yesterday
morning while going to grocery. He
thought I had escaped from the fifth
grade. It Is certainly some cream, believe
me. MRS. T. K. D."
Dear Sir: T cannot say enough about
your wonderful beauty cream. I was a
deserted old' maid of fifty-seven years
when I began using it and since then I
have had proposals from fifteen youn
men. Tou have got Mme. Tate and Lil
lian Russell beaten to a frazzle.
"LUCILLE."
SAYS UNCLE GAV
There's no hope for the man who
Can see nothing in difficulties but de
feat. Ol' Man Jones of Puckhuddle
Was the type of the common run of
failures. He planted his crops every
spring because everybody else plant
ed crops, but he never expected to
make any money out of them, though
others did. Said he, "If the dry
weather don't get 'em the chinch bugs
an other pests will, so what's the
use?" So he lived out most of the
pan of his allotted days and was
resigned to "a little jag o' hay. a few
pertaters an' a little co'n fur th" crit
ters." : Young Bill Jones, who wasn't a
chip off the old block, saved enough
money to pay his railroad fare to the
state agricultural college and there
he "worked hi3 way through." He
came back in three years, bought the
old man a new cob pipe and a
"shank o' dog's leg" and told him to "
spend the rest of his days sunning
himself in front of the corner grocery.
Toung Bill turned the old land over,
fertilized it, planted his crops, fought
the "pests," plowed, hoed, garnered
and sold and thus fought his way up
to independence.
The difference between Old Bill
and Toung Bill wasn't a matter of
labor. There wasn't a lazy bone in
Ol' Man Jones' body. He worked
harder than Young Bill ever worked
or ever will. The son's advantage
over his father lay In the lad's men
tal attitude a difference that makes
a captain of Industry of one man and
an impoverished ne'er-do-well out of
another.
When Ol' Man Jones thought of
chinch bugs he called the. plague the
will of God and let it go at that -Bill's
fingers itched for the bug killer. .
When the father remembered that
dry years sometimes come, he saw in
it a divine punishment for the Bins i
of mortal man and guessed he'd have
to stand for it. The son took down
the latest government report on drv
weather cultivation. To one a dif
ficulty was Insurmountable; to the
other it was something to get the
best of.
- It's a homely experience, that of
Ol Bill and Toung Bill, but it is be
ing worked out along the same lines
though in . different terms. . in every
factory, counting room, shop, foun
dry, laboratory and studio in the
world.
Success means hard -work k... i.
also means intelligent work. The de
termining facor to the. mental atti
tude toward obstacles: If you regard
an obstacle as something to obstruc t
your way, you're lost. If lt appeals
to you as something tn k- !;..-',
you win. And that s" l7CnTJ"l'
dfLt'J McC,ur Newspaper .
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