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THE TOPTIKA DAILY STATE. JOURNAL FRIDAY EVENING-FEBRUABY 28, 1913-
Cop f ha 'tate 31 crura al By FRANK P. MAC LENNAN. ("Entered July 1, JS75. as second-class ' matter at the postofflce at Topeka. Kan-. ' tt-Jtr the act of congress. 1 VOLUME XXXV No. 61 Official state Paper. ; Official Paper City of Topeka. TERMS 03" SUBSCRIPTION. ' .' . Dally adltlon. delivered by carrier. 10 cents a week to any part of Topeka. or Suburbs, or at the same price In any n aa town where the paper has a earner system. By mall one year """" By mall, she months..... .... -gj By mall. 100 days, trial order t"" TELEPHONES. Private branch exchange. Call 3530 ana nsk the Stijte Journal operator for per son or department dealred. Topeka State Journal building- and 804 Kansas avenue, corner Elgbtn. New York Office: 250 Fifth avenue, '. Paul Block, manager. . Chi -ago OfTice: Mailers building. Paul Block, manager. Boston Office: Tremont Building. Fw' T ck. manager. - FULL LEASED WIRE REPORT OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ine viaie journal ib m ihwj -- Associated Press and receives the full day telegraph report or mat gii ganlzatlon for the exclusive afternoon publication In Topeka. The news Is received In The State Jour nal brilding over wires for this sole pur pose. The "Young Turks" have the same feld had luck. On division in the -Inaugural par ade should be made up of candidates for office. Tale Is to have an ex-presldent on her staff. There' stills is one left for Harvard. There Is one thing that the moving jplcturo men have overlooked, .and that is a chess game.'1 " j '- The czar may be worried about the succession to his throne, but how about Its foundation? Edison is said to work 20 hours a day. It Is evident that he does not belong to the Inventors' union. Not the least of the surprises that have come out of Mexico is the find ing of $93.00.0 -in the, 'treasury. Mexico is doing much to make New Haven and a peaceful professor ship look good to the president. Luncheon Will be served to the suf fragettes along tho Washington line of march from wagons a la cart, so to speak. It would be interesting to know what job Mr. Wilson has picked out for the two colonels, Harvey and Watterson. r ' 'j The "pure shoe" bill makes it un lawful to use anything but leather in shoes. Will this dof away with the gum-shoe worn by; politicians? One1 of the Akron rubber presidents thinks that inflated stock prices have something to do with strikes. He has no monopoly of that opinion. If the suffragists could know" what London mail.boxes contain only male letters their acid-and-lnk :raid'J-.ould have more system and sense. Woodrow Wilson's n0ura'l ad dress will be limited to 2,000 words, but he possesses this, ability t to. say a great deal in a few words. It is developing that the "fair" fight In the legislature is not a fair-fight at all. In fact, some of the methods used have; been notoriously unfair. i !. .' . -Lillian Russell.jis cleliVerBBgi JleC rurs in which. shetells fce? Hudience how to live a frundred years. But what Is the object in living a cen tury? -- The Western League will have an umpire named Coliiflower. The bleachers will have some right to yell "cabbage head" at him, says . the Omaha World-Herald. At last it looks as though justice were about to be done to the people of Porto Rico. A bill making them United States citizens has passed both houses of congress. : President Taft will send the White House cow back home whence she came, but what will he do with his cats? It Is said that Mrs. Wilson won't have them on the place. It is said that the Balkan states will demand a war indemnity of at least 1350.000.000 from Turkey. It would take a vast amount of figs and Angora goats and old rugs to pay that Mil - . Senator VardaniarTsys'that when he gets to Washington his-aim will be to repeal the. fdurteenth and fifteenth amendments, quell the spirit of-mil! tarism and prohibit the manufacture and sale of alcoholic liquors through out the United States. Now lookout rar Vardaman. The Iowa supreme court has ruled that a telephone girl cannot get dam ages on -account of the "fright, shock and humiliation" that- she suffered when she heard one man cussing an other' over the wire. In Topeka that man probably would have lost his tele phone. - It begins to look as though a Repub lican government in order . to endure must be built from the ground up. All those made ever from monarchies appear to be almost continuously in trouble. Even France has far from smooth saih ing. The shadow of revolution and a restoration is always hovering over the country ''." v-?.c.i :v. -'.- REFINED ; CRUELTY... ... , Women know, better than men," how cruel it may be to destroy letters which have not reached "their destination. They wait, more, than men, for the call of - the postman. " They set greater store on messages from absent rela tives and friends. '.They understand, in the - fullest degree,' what bitter pain may be' caused by.'the;,destructton of longed-for and sorely neaded help sent through the malls. It is -with clear .perception of these consequences of their acts that the suf fragists In London and other British cities pour sulphuric acid and ink into mail boxes to obliterate addresses and envelopes and eat up the letters ' they contain. They cannot make any dis crimination. They do not know whether they are causing trouble in business or preventing a husband from getting a message telling him to hurry to the bedside of a sick wife. Friends of wom an suffrage are as likely-.to suffer as its foes. There is no mercy for any class or party. Modern man has read with horror of the. cruelties of certain powerful wom en of ancient times. He has heard of the relentless savagery of later women such as Catherine the; Great of Russia and Catherine de Medici. But modern man has liked to believe that the wom en of his day' were kind and .consider ate. - He has to. himself that they had nothing in common with his own cruel ties and might well serve as the chosen guardians of the shrine, of mercy and tenderness. Even now he knows that this is so, in the larger view, but he cannot quite overlook the refined . cruelties of the women who wantonly destroy thou sands of letters in London mail boxes because they don't like the policy of the government. Such incidents re mind him that women are still the sis ters of men and that daughters in herit something of the fierce power of fathers who stop at nothing to win their way, just .- as sons ' are often dowered with much of a gentle moth er's tenderness. THE TEXT BOOK LAW. Tha iconoclasts have scored again. The idea that the state could not and should not embark in any kind of business has been shattered. Gov. TTrwiiroo ha sismed the bill which en ables Kansas to print her own school books. The action of the legislature is in line with the progress of the age. The time is not far distant when the right of the state or the munici pality to do anything that is for the nnhiio irnod will not be questioned. .In time we shall catch up with foreign countries In this matter and may even pass them. The bars will be let down and cities will furnish their inhabi tants with railway service, lights, tele phones and everything else that comes under the head of public utili ties. They may even build sanitary homes for those who cannot build for themselves , and let them at a reason able, rent as is dope-nw in Glasgow, Public ownership' fias"""been " carried almost to the limit in New: Zealand and there , is na more prosperous peo-i pie in the world than are found there. J Doubtless the administration or tne school text book law will find many obstacles in their path which must be overcome before the Jaw is put in smooth working order and becomes a money saver for the people. . Faith and patience on the part of the public will be needed. But that the measure can be carried to a satisfactory con clusion there is no reason., to doubt. The result will be bettenind cheaper books and an end to bickering and graft in connection with the schools. WHEX "UNCLE JOE" COMES BACK Under the above caption the Wash ington Post pays tribute to work and worth of the' former speaker of the national house as follows: Should "Uncle Joe" Cannon come back to congress two years hence, as predicted with sucii' confidence at the farewell banquet "in? his' . honor, his : i .. ..it i Bervj-jca, ail urLtjiiuuuui ill ill request to lead or aid in the restora- tion of the system of legislation in the defense of which he was made the tar get of a campaign of detraction rarely rivaled, dispossessed of the speaker ship, and finally forced into retire ment. The revulsion of feeling in his case that found expression at the ban quet, regardless of party affiliations, embraces both the man and his works. Not only is "Uncle Joe" destined to be freed from the contumely that was visited upon' him personally on the score of "czarism," but he is going to be vindicated, for the courage of his convictions the things which, as Sen ator Root declared, made the presi dency impossible for him where a less conscientious man might have won that honor. The intolerant: spirit in politics that drove the Illinois statesman' from the chair has been tempered In the rough school of experience. Nobody on the ground where history is being made under the methods which supplanted those of "Cannonism" is today satis fied with the working of the new ma chinery. Depriving the speaker of his power and distributing the responsi bility . among the numerous chairmen of committees has made the house top heavy and incapable of keeping out of its own way. Pot and kettle are call ing, names, and even the speaker is not held immune from unkind remark. If pride of policy did not' govern them, the house leaders might see fit to throw off the incubus and return to the old tactics, to "Cannonism." to the ways of "Uncle Joe." the practical statesman to whom Champ Clark paid such high tribute. Obviously the peo ple cannot afford to lose the services of such a man. and will not for long. The blunder will be repaired. The Sultan's Piety. One of the most marked character istics of the Sultan Mehmed V is his extraordinary piety. He religiously performs every prayer prescribed by the Koran and never omits the neces sary ablutions. Five times daily, ac cording to -the injunctions of the prophhet Mohammed, he turns his face to Mecca, and, lost in meditation. In vokes with slow whispers the divine grace of Allah. He is surrounded . by a host of Moslem priests, who faith fully .attend to his spiritual needs. When Mehmed V became Sultan he made . -vow that he would worship every Friday in a different mosque, so as to give) the' population" of every district the opportunity, considered by the orthodox Moslem a sacred one, of beholding the Padishah and Khalif. He kwn.i hi vow. There is almost ' no quarter which he has not visited i from hoary Stamboul with its con queror's mosque to deiigntiui bcuwh, on the Asian shore, where stand fa mous cypress woods, cool, mysterious and secluded. The place of worship which he likes most at present Is the sacred shrine at Top-Kapou. on the so-called Seraglio Point In Stamboul. not far from the I famous Byzantine temple OI t. j Sophia. This is the mosque that is I called by the Moslems Hirka-I-Sherif f : Jamessi. one of the most holy places ' of Islam." ; It contains the prophet's mantle, an object of highest venera ' tion among the Turks. . The ... shrine 'contains also the nroDhet's javelin and-sword, and the prayer carpet of Abu-Bekir, his father-in-law. Other objects of Interest and value are the arms and "turban of Omar, ' a mace from the shrine of Mecca and the "Sandak Sherif," or sacred standard of the prophet. During Abdul Hamid's reign the shrine of Top-Kapou used to bo opened only once a year, on the fifteenth of Ramazan. Mehmed visits it far more frequently. Whenever his spirit craves for special communion with Allah he retires there to meditate and pray. He does the same when ever there is any accentuation of the never-ceasing troubles of conflict and rebellion. London Chronicle. JAYHAWKER JOTS Wellington is preparing to tap Mr. Carnegie-for a library. The Oswego firemen have organized a band and will give outdoor concerts this summer. Walt Mason Is - sending out a tracer for Dave Leahy." Has anybody here seen Dave? ' The editor of the Wamego Times has been sued for $20,000. He promptly and gracefully .acknowledges the compli ment. . . -'. Down in "Allen county a juror is claiming the benefit of the eight-hour law. He sat on a case 24 hours and demands three days' pay. E. E. Simmons, the barber of Kimball has started an innovation. For $1.00 a month he will do all the bartering a customer wants; including shaves, hair-cuts, tonics, etc. An Independence woman keeps a sup ply of coffee in a separate can and al lows her neighbors to borrow out of it. When the borrowed coffee is returned, it is replaced in the can it came from. Two of the workmen who were build ing a tabernacle for an evangelist at El Dorado were hurt; and now they have placed telephones In the men's homes so that they may hear the ser mons preached each night. If those legislators at Topeka will kindly attend to the -work that the peo ple of Kansas elected them to do, and let the government at Washington look after Mexico, it will probably suit the public just as well, says Henry Allen's paper. Mulvane claims to be the dairy center of Kansas. In two years' time the milk industry has increased from nothing to a business paying the farmers nearly $20,000 a. month. One hundred farmers in this community receive upwards of fifty dollars for milk sold the local condensory during December - and two farmers received more;;; than $400 dach. for January milk. " Over eighteen tons of milk are delivered dally to the local milk condensory, t GLOBE SIGHTS BT THE ATCHISON GLOBE. rFrom the Atchison Globe. As bad as a drinking song usually is, It isn't as bad as the drink. The bravest man on earth is Jude John son before war is declared,".. The rule is that the man -who doesn't care for expenses doesn't-pay them. A family horse never seems to be going anywhere in particular uptil It is going home. .- ,. , A man who writes for a living can't help but make a few boneheaded plays every day. Some men blame their shortcomings on their families and others on the news papers. .. ' , Many novels are so long as to cause the suspicion that their, authors are space writers. - ' Suffragettes think that, with the ballot they can have their own way, but the men know better. . . 'Z J - r.-: ' Peaceful as we are;' we " don't ' greatly blame a Mexican for preferring fighting to working on the section. Tou can tell a good many grafters when you see them, but enough may get by to get your spare money. What has become of the o. f. man who ate too muoh and said he didn't want to die In debt to his stomach. From having small occasion to boast of its ancestors, the incubator chicken should save much valuable time. Link Preston: "I feel the same about taking Mexico that I do about taking the smallpox: It is the after effects that I dread." Most of the flat stories we hear, start out like this: "Now, I don't know how this will appeal to you, but it struck me as being funny." Sometimes an Imitation-Is so-correct it is regarded as an improvement and the original has to increase its advertising appropriation. -The difference between a good barber and a bad barber is so great we are firm IV convinced that barberirtg is one of the fine arts, all right, all right. When she was a widow an Atchison woman's sidewalk was always clear of snow, ,but since she was married -a year ago the snow Is never shoveled from her sidewalk. ; . QUAKER MEDITATIONS. - .v From the Philadelphia Record. The root of all evil seems to thrive in any soil. Even honeyed words may have a sting in their tail. Froth gets to the top. In which respect it resembles some men. People get into a hole, then try to in duce others to get them out. Love Is blind. Otherwise a- fellow wouldn't fall in without looking. Marriage is the most important thing in a girl's life until she has accomplished it. ' - . No, Maude, dear; we have never heard that the pictures in the Rogues' Gallery were framed In gilt. Extremes meet when the hot-headed fel low sits in a poker game with the fellow who gets cold feet. "A man and his wife are one." quoted the Wise Guy. "Yes, there are no two ways about that." added the Simple Mug. Mrs. Buggins "I see there's a new color called invisible blue. I wonder what it can be." Mr. Buggins "Probably it's the eolor of the policemen'? uniforms." . We should all do unto others as we would have others do unto us." quoted the Wise Guy. "Yes, but we generally wait for them to do it first," added the Simple Mgu, KANSAS COMMENT SHOULD WE INTERVENE? Because a half dozen Americans have been accidentally killed through their persistence in remaining in the City of Mexico while a war is in progress, would the American nation be justified In sending an army to Mexico when such action would probably result in thousands of our soldiers being shot down? j Intervention in Mexico would in all probability result jn a bloody war that would last no one knows hpw many years. It is certain ' that all the fac tions of Mexicans would unite imme diately to fight against any invasion of their country. It is estimated that 300,000 men -would be required to keep the country of Mexico under subjection. .The cost of such a war would be tre mendous. And the poor would pay it, largely. Up to this 'time no Americans have been killed save by accident. Every American in- Mexico City was offered opportunity to go to some other city In Mexico, - where there would be no danger froiri fctray bullets. In the event that Americans should be at tacked, the situation would be vasny different, There; would-be some reason for Intervention. - ' There' Is . only ope ' big reason for intervention now, ana that is that American capitalists having money in vested in Mexico? would like to have this country use its soldiers as police men to keep''- the: peace in Mexico so they could proceed with their exploit ation projects. ' The men who most desire American intervention in Mex ico are not worrying over Americans in Mexico. They are not worrying over how many lives of American soldiers would be snuffed out should the Uni ted States make war on the neighbor to the south; they are thinking of the amount of dividends they, could har vest after the war was over, when they could proceea .o safely exploit under ' the protection of the stars and stripes. Hutchinson Gazette. ANOTHER TOBACCO GROWER. , Mr. Irvin Starnes is making a suc cess raising tobacco in Leavenworth city. He is the owner of the Shire place on the corner of Twentieth and Chero kee streets, and has raised three crops of tobacco on his land. The last year's crop was the best of the three. He knows now how to raise tobaeco and take care of it. Mr. Starnes built a barn to hold five acres of tobacco and his crop last year amounted to about six thousand- pounds which should bring him not less than fourteen cents, and Mr. Starnes expects to get even more than this, so he will get not less than eight hundred and forty dollars for his crop of about three acres. He will plant five acres this year. Mr. Starnes says this is one of the most profitable crops that can be raised in this county. There are only a few places in the United States where tobacco can be grown success fully. He suggests that every man who owns a piece of l?nd should put in a few acres of tobacco and recommends planting one or two acres at the first and increasing -the acreage gradually. Mr. Starnes says: .. V When we can show the" tobacco buyers one thousand acres of tobacco there will be no trouble in getting a tobacco warehouse irt Leav enworth and making this a tobacco shipping PQmt.;ayenworin fost. F ROM OTHER PENS JAIL CELLS FOR A TRUST. Judge Hollister, . of the United States district court at Cincinnati, rises to dis tinction by committing, the president and twenty-eight subordinates of the National Cash Register company to jail for of fences against the criminal clause of the Sherman anti-trust law. Generally thero will be popular approval because this particular part of the law and the theory that "guilt is personal" have been vindi cated. Specifically, there will be approval on the part of those who are familiar with the case, in the belief that the "strangling" methods by which this con cern has eliminated competition deserve such severe punishment if it is. to oe meted out to any trust. . . . But is the ' differentiation between the president of the concern, supposed to be. and aetuallv. Its Directing splrtt. and tne district managers and salesmen' who onty carried out the-pollcies defined for the:. by their supportess, to be measured by the $5,000 fine imposed on the former in addition tb "the year's sentence iri jai., which twenty-four . employees share Willi their chief employer? This over-zealous judge, like Landis of $29,000,000 inenoto Tiety. seems to have opened the way for the upset of his own purpose to put teeth into the law. Philadelphia Bulletin. EXTENDING THE PARCEL POST. Tine farm papers; which are . generally given credit with ha-ving brought to bear the greater influence in securing the adoption of the parcel postare now unit ing in a demand for the abolition of the zone system as un wieldly, cumbersome, expensive and complicated. Those who opposed it and who claimed that ones Riven a foothold it would proceed to sound the doom of the country town ar.d the country merchant will -now point with pride to themselves as prophets of genius. But the truth probably is that this-i an other of those worries about something that will ' never happen. - Traveling men ay that if the parcel post or anything else can inject more life into business in the small towns u.wm ubms n,,.. that ever occurred to the: country mer chant They base this statement on what they assert to be a fact that in the older sett.Jd sections of state the merchants, xecure in the possession of -a satisfactory business, lack the ienterprtse that marks the dealers in other sections and that their slow tjuying adds-to the expense of doing business because if necessitates making more trips than are really neces sary. Lincoln Nows. '.r "BANEFUIj JEWELS' We arise to protest against the present oversupply Of magazine fiction, centering upon various East .Indian Jewels of bane ful potency. It seems as if the poor pub lic cannot pick up a magazine without having to hear the tale of the peari, the diamond or the ruby which means death to all who own it- Th only variation seems to lie in the mvsterious plotting of an orient"! secret -ocety that wants to kill everybody, whether they have jewels or not. Popular, fiction goes in waves, of course. There was the "Prisoner of Zenda" wave, which is still sending little tricklets up the beach: there was the "young civil en gineer" wave: there was the "romance of big business" wave. All these have passed. Even the "adapted scientific dis covery" wave shows signs of receding. But the "baneful jewel" is still with us. Its mystery feature Conan Doyle did hot ter than anv of his successors in "Th" Speckled Band." because he did it with ome skill in characterization. He made Sherlock Holmes an interesting persor And it is a sad fact that if you don't know the person who is being "banefui ized" you don't care very much about anv horrible thing that happens to him. We would dearly like to read a story about a plain, ordinary jewel that wasn't stolen from an eastern potentate and had no desire at all to kill any human being. Chicago Post. . ' 1 . . - -. BLAMB THE. MAYOR. ...... If. your hens refuse to-lay, - Blame the mayor; It you. fall to draw your pay, -,-" Blame the mayor; If your false teeth break in two And your food you. cannot ctew, '. Blame the mayor." . .... .. If your street Is never paved, ' " - Blame the mayor; IZ your soul is never saved, Blame the mayor; Jour collar's torn and split" And up your shirt there is a slit. Blame the mayor. - If the water mains run'dry, - Blame the mayor; iz some one blacks your eye, . Blame the mayor; If your sewer is not laid . And . your taxes are not paid. Blame the mayor. ... If the weeds grow on your lawn, T, Blame the mayor; It your summer s cash is gone. Blame the mayor; , iz you have no overcoat. And old winter's got your goat. Blame the mayor. If no coal is in your box, T, Blame the mayor; If your kids catch chicken pox. Blame the mayor; a your Jersey cow dries up And you lose your pointer pup. Blame the mayor. If your taxes are too big. Blame the mayor; If your neighbor keeps a pig, , Blame the mayor; If the stdeet lamps do not light. If your crossing is a sight. Blame the mayor... . . r ' - -. t j . . If the trains too fast do speed, Blame the mayor; If the ordinance they, exceed. Blame the mayor; If the engineers are fined And the trains are all behind, Blame the mayor. If you're sore at all mankind. Blame the mayor; If your pants are patched behind. Blame the mayor. If he doesn't trade with you Roast him till he's black and blue. Give him thunder that's his due, Blame the mayor. Exchange. THE EVENING STORY Mysteries of State. (By Annie Hinrichsen.) Arthur Moore hurried up the broad stone wailr that T..' 4 i . j , . - - j durance io the state house. The fun moon shone on tne massive pile. No lights could be seen in the building. - In the shadows of the vast portico stood a young woman. Swiftly, but without a souna, she tiptoed to a flight nt ......... V. .- .. V- ... - ... oia .viin.il icu into tne Dasement of the capitol. At the foot of the steps she opened a small door. She passed through a long corridor and up me inaroie steps tnat led to the main floor. - The building was in darkness except ior an occasional rjatch of moonlight. ; seeping close in the shadows, she ascenuea the stairs to the second floor. one on which were the offices of the state officials. At the end of a corri dor she stepped into a sharp angle lormea Dy a jutting pillar. Walking as noiselessly as she. Ar thur Moore followed her. He stopped by the pillar. -"Who, ar you?'! heLsked 111- a law whisper. There was no answer. "Come out of that corner and "et me see your face." The girl stepped into a patch of moon light and turned so that the .light through the great windows at the end of the corridor shone full upon her. "Carol Burton! What are you doing nerer "I shall not tell you." Her voice was calmly defiant. "I shall stay here until I find out." She walked to a marble bench near the door and sat down. "You will have to remain a long time." "I shall not find, the waiting tire some." He sat down beside her. "Carol," he said presently, "what part have you, a girl of gentle breed ing and womanly sweetness, in this world of political intrigue? You are the most charming woman In the capital. Your father is a prominent member of the legislature. .Why do you take part in the schemes, plots and strategies that lie beneath the surface of the ral itical life?" "Do I take such a part?" ' . "You cannot explain your presence here alone at this hour. As I came up the walk I saw you standing near the basement door and I followed you. Carol, tell me why you are here." "A trained intrigante tells no secrets. Perhaps I am a spy perhaps a thief." "Let me take you away from . here. Your mission must not be carried out. I know what it is. It is not the work for a woman." "I shall do it, nevertheless." "Carol," he said gently, "I love you. I cannot let you do the work you are planning to do.- -Some one has forced this upon you, has told you that the reputation and the liberty of .some of the leaders fef your father's party are at stake. There are men who are cow ardly enough to let a woman do this. But you shall not do it. Go and tell them that you were seen here, that you could not carry out their plans." "I shall not'- "You shall go," his voice raner out. "You shall not do this thing. I shall take you from here now if I have to carry you. ' You dare not call the watchmen. Will you come quietly or shall I take you by force? I am a strong man; you are a slip of a girl." He ptcked her "up as if she had been a child, iier. arms went arouna nis - neck and she laid her cheek against his. She' was laughing oftly and her j voice was hardly more than a whisper ! near his ear. nut lfwas a wnisper which held joy and tenderness. In his amazement he almost dropped her. From the rotunda there came the muffled sound of men walking stealth ily. Carol and Burton slipped Dacit into the dark angle behind the pillar. Two men came down the corridor. Their coat collars were turned up around their ears and their hats were miller! over their evea -They entered the suite directly. opposite that of the secretary of state. - It was the suite of the state treasurer. For several minutes carol ana .Bur ton waited in the corner. The two men reappeared and hurried quietly away. . . .. - "Jones ana strong, curion saiu. Thev came to do the work which I thought you had come for. You did not intend to enter the treasurer's of fice? Answer, CaroL" I had nothing to do witn tne at- fair of the treasurer's office." "What a villain I was to misjudge you. The state treasurer died sudden ly this morning. Immediately upon learning of his death the state audi tor., acting under the law, sealed all the papers of the treasurer's office. After the funeral the seals will be re- moved and the accounts will be audit ed.. It is suspected that the treasurer had loaned large sums from the state funds to certain prominent politicians, taking In exchange their personal notes. .When the accounts are audited and the loans to these men are made public there will be a great cry raised and these men will be in danger of the penitentiary. -If tonight the seals can be broken, cash substituted for the notes, the seals replaced, these men will be safe. I thought your er rand here ;tonight, was to make the substitution. -; Jones and Strong., two of the men whose notes were in the treasurey, have effected the exchange and saved themselves. Carol, will you forgive me?'- -"You do not know yet why I am here. Tomorrow is the day on which the candidates' petitions for nomina tion are to be filed irt the office of the secretary of state. Under the primary law the first candidate- who places his petition on the secretary's desk has the right to the first place in the list of candidates for the position he is seeking. My father wants a." renom iriation and he' has several opponents; These opponents will be here before daylight, each -trying to , be, the first to enter the secretary's office when it is opened at 7. The first one here is the one with the right to ;of fer the first petition. My father intended to come early and remain all night by this door in order tQ be the first. But he is ill. - I came in his place. I thought you had come to do the work in the treasurer's office; that you knew why I was here and-' that you were trying to get mo away so that I should not know that you had been in the treasurer's, office. I did not know of what you suspected mo until. you said that men whose reputations and liberty-were at stake had sent me here. Then I knew that you were not here for the purpose of protecting those grafters. When you tried to use force to prevent the dishonorable thing you thought I intended to'" -do I well, I welcomed that force with my arms around your neck, because I knew you are honest and- brave, and whatever your errand here at this hour it cer tainly is not a dishonorable one." "I was writlng a speech tonight and I needed a. book of statistics which I had left "in my desk in the assembly room. But what difference does it make what we came for?" he added a little later. "We have found here the best and sweetest thing life holds." (Copyright, 1913, by the McClure Newspaper Syndicate.) VISITORS FROM ST. JOE. They M ill Be Guests of Commercial ' Club Tonfeht; The Commercial club will entertain 25 prominent business men of St. Joe, and members of the commercial or ganization of that city at a smoker and reception which will be tendered at 8 o'clock ' tonight in the main room of the club quarters. These St. Joe men are making ' a tour of the northeastern portion of the state in the interests of the agricul tural and industrial congress which will be given in their city March 6, 7 and 8. The visitors will reach Topeka in a special car at 7:30 o'clock this ev ening. They will go . direct to the Commercial club. It is desired that a large number of the members of the Topeka Com mercial club be present at the recep tion. . ,. .. . . Among those who will be the. guests of the club are the following: W. w Wheeler, president Wheeler-Molter Dry Goods Co.; John S. Britton, presi dent Britton Dry Goods Co.; R. T. Forbes, president First National bank; Alden Swift. Swift Packing Co.; R. M. Batcheller, chairman executive com mittee of congress; R. R. Clark, presi dent Davis Milling Co.; A. L. West, as sistant general freight agent Burling ton Route; John Donivan, president Union Ter. Railway; C. R. Berry, as sistant to vice president C. G. W. rail way; S. S. Stohr, general freight and passenger agent St. J. & G. I.; J. O. Barkley, general agent Missouri Pacific railway; F..A. Wilkms, treignt claim agent St. J. & G. I. COUNTS AND KINGS. German Emperor Lost Lawsuit With Tenant. Elbing, Germany, Feb. 28. Emperor William today lost a lawsuit brought against him by a tenant farmer named Sohst whom he boasted during a re cent speech that he had thrown out be cause he. was no good. ' The district court decided that the emperor was not entitled to terminate the' lease of the tenant, which ran un til 1918. Urges Women Police. , New York. Feb. 28. Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt urges that a squad of policewomen be appointed to deal i with vice in New York in a letter sent today to the legislative committee for remedial police legislation. Snow in Southern Kansas. Wichita, Feb. 28. Southern Kansas Is enveloped in a snowstorm today. The temperature is 12 degrees above zero. No wind accompanies the snow. POINTED PA RA GRAPHS. From the Chicago News. Too many relatives spoil the legacy. It takes an expert to impress us with how little we know. A woman seldom has time to listen to more than half she says. You can get some good points out of any paper even a paper of pins. . A married woman has more kinds of suspicion than an unabridged dictionary. Some people seem to make a specialty of getting into trouble and backing out. Our idea of a brave man is one who Isn't afraid, to tell his wife's mother the truth. . - It's easy for some people to take things philosophically if they are not nailed down. After a woman has succeeded In making a man feel cheap she never regards him as a bargain. As a genius a man is the real thing If he can buy his wife a (.98 hat and make her forget that it was an electric run about she wanted. REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR. From the New York press. Anyhow, castor oil is easier to take ihan advice. ..- . The reason a girl can te so clever is that's what her family says. A man won't pay his wife even a small salary because she earns such a big one. A woman can understand a man being in a questionable business, but not living in anything but the very best neighbor hood. A man starts a lie traveling, and by the time it goes all around the town and gets back to htm It looks more convincing to him than the truth. SEIISAT lOHAL CHARGES. . r . iii ii -v' Mary Hyatt Says Husband Urged Daughter to Kill Her. - A sensational divorce suit, in which a wife of S3 years charges her hus band with having poisoned the mind of her 13-year-old daughter and urged the daughter, " if the mother inter fered with her to kill her, has been filed in the district court. The auit Im that of Mary C. Hyatt against Thomas R. Hyatt. The children of the couple are given as Edouard N., 20 years old: Aure Yvette, 18 years old,' and Hedouine, H years old. They were married in Kentucky, the plaintiff says. October 31, 1880. and moved to Topeka in 1811. She says that for over 20 years her husband has been in the employ of the Santa Fe, quitting in 1902, and not having much money since. He has an income, however, from the estate of a sister amounting to about $2,600 a year, and eventually she savs he will inherit about $50,000 from this estate. It is the youngest daughter whose mind, she charges, has been poisoned by the husband. She avers that he has urged the child to be careful of her food lest her mother poison her, and that the child has become so im bued with the idea that.her life U in danger that she will not eat food un less she sees it prepared. On one occasion she says her hus band told the girl not to dry the dishes for her mother, that she (the girl) was mistress of the house, and that if her mother interfered with her to kill her. Then she says her husband went about town, notifying various merchants not to allow her credit, much to her humiliation, and at one time stopped at the American bakery and abused his wife to the proprietor, W. W. Wooley. and others who hap pened to be there. He has accused her of going out nights to meet other men when he knew such charges were false, she de clares, and otherwise has made life unbearable. theFrItMnote. On the Canal Tolls Will Be Given Out Sunday. Washington, Feb. 28. The rejoinder of the British government to the last Ameri can note regarding the Panama canal zone tolls question was delivered today to Secretary Knox by Ambassador Bryce. Though naturally of great Interest to Secretary Knox he will make no effort to consider It, but will allow the negotiations on the American side to be continued by his successor in office. The note was read to Secretary Knox by Ambassador Bryce at the secretary's office and a copy was left with the secre tary by the direction of Sir Edward Grey. It is withheld from publication to afford Secretary Knox an opportunity to lay it before Mr. Taft. but it has been arranged the note shall be given out for publication in the Sunday morning papers in this country and Monday morning papers in Europe. HIS TROUBLE TO BLAME. Rich Man Sued by Wife and Girl Kills Himself. " Des Moines, la., Feb. 28. Thomas F. Flynn, a prominent capitalist , com mitted suicide here by inhaling gas to day. He left a note blaming domestic troubles for his act. Flynn's wife, for merly of Fort Worth, Tex., recently sued him for divorce, and last week Delia McCoy, former Des Moines tel ephone girl, but now of Seattle, sued him for $5,000, alleging breach of con tract. MARSHALL IN CAPITOL. Vice Presldent-Elect Greeted by Wash ington Committee. Washington. Feb. 28. Vice President elect Marshall arrived in Washington to day and was met by a committee includ ing a delegation of senators headed by Mr. Kern of Indiana, representatives headed by Mr. Dixon Of Indiana and citl-v zens headed by Henry B. F. McFalrand. His arirval marks the active beginning; of inaugural period. Billard on the Civil Service BUL "J. B. Billard. mayor of-Topeka, ex pressed himself today as being. strong ly opposed to the Gordon bill in the house of representatives calling for the establishment of civil service rules and the merit system for all cities with a population of more than 40,000. "We already have civil nervlce In Topeka. All we need is a slight modi fication of the present law. We had been hoping that Topeka would be left out. Originally the . bill- only dealt with cities with a population of 75,000 or over, but it has since been amended. : .-- "The city of Topeka has ; had- civil service, in : .the fire . department for twenty-five or thirty, years and the system employed has been satisfactory. The law changes it and puts it; under a civil service commission. We .'want to be left -alone. -I hope-' if" the bUI passes it will exempt Topeka." -. ' No Batli Tub; Trust. Detroit, Feb. 2 8.- Attorney General Wickersham today notified the local district attorney to quash the pending Indictment against the members of the socalled bath tub trust who recently were convicted of criminal conspiracy in ' restraint of trade. The pending indictment is also a criminal one.-, charging combim-lion in restraint of . trade. Kheppard Wants Money Unchanged. Washington, Feb. 28. Senator Shee- pard, of Texas, today introduced a bill forbidding, a change of size or color of paper money without the consent of congress. Flans have been made by the. treasury department to reduce the size of tne puis within the next few weeks. . . ' Bout Called Off. Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 28. A fifteen-round prize fight scheduled for March 5 between Wildcat Ferns, a local pugilist, and Billy Walters of Chicago, was declared off today be cause Walters was unable to reach Kansas City In time for the fight. Wilson Issues Denial. New York, Feb. 28. Governor Wilson this afternoon branded as untrue the report from Havana that he had In vited CIprano Castro to attend the in auguration ceremonies. "It is unqualifiedly false," said the governor. "I've Just been Introduced to Prof. Smythe; audi a charming man to talk to. He doesn't mr- one feel a fool. In sptte of his cle-?rness." "Ah. my ear, but that's because of bis cleverness." Punc.