OCR Interpretation


The Topeka state journal. [volume] (Topeka, Kansas) 1892-1980, March 07, 1913, LAST EDITION, Image 4

Image and text provided by Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, KS

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82016014/1913-03-07/ed-1/seq-4/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for 4

THE TOPTTKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL- FRIDAY EVENING- MAECH J, 1913-
By FRANK P. MAC LEVJiAS.
fEntercd July 1. 1875. as second-class
sr.atter1 at the postoftice at Topeka. Kao,
Or-itr the act of congress.
VOLUME XXXV.
.No. 56
Official state Paper.
Official Paper City of Topeka.
TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION.
Dally edition, delivered by carrier, 10
cents a week to any part of Topeka. or
suburbs, or at the same price m any Kan
sas town where the paper has a carrier
system.
By mail one year ?
By mail, six months f ,
R v mail 1m n .rfa. A-'
TELEPHONES."' '
Private branch exchange. Call 3530
sk the State Journal operator for per
son or department desired.
Topeka State Journal building. 800.
and 804 Kansas avenue, corner Eighth.
New York Office: 250 Fifth avenue,
Paul Block, manager. ,
Chl-ago Office: Mailers building. Paul
Block, manager. ...
itoston Office: Tremont Building, raui
T ok, manager.
FULL LEASED WIRE REPORT
OF THE. ASSOCIATED PRESS.
The State Journal la a member of the
Associated Press and receives the full aay
telegraph report of that great news or
ganization for the exclusive afternoon
publication in Topeka.
The news is received in The State Jour
nal betiding over wires for this sole pur
pose. The Omaha Bee drags out the word
"holocaust" and puts it into service
in a reference to the recent hotel fire.
The income, tax law eoon will be In
Operation, but there are a lot of peo
ple who will have no cause for worry.
President "Wilson is said to have
sworn but once in six months, but
wait until the office seekers get after
him.
It will not be necessary to refer. to
Taft as the former president. Just
rail him Judge. It is an honorable
title and probably one that he would
approve. f
The woman "who spanked Carnegie
iwhen he was a boy is receiving a pen
sion of $10 a month. Probably any at
tempt to discipline him after he grew
up would not have been similarly re
warded. It is said that women will wear
sleeves this year so tight that they will
not be able to shake hands. Even
that may be regarded as an improve
ment. For some years they have worn
no sleeves at all.
Reforms come slowly but many of
them finally arrive. A man has been
fined by the police judge for spitting
on the floor of a street car. Probably
the offense will not be repeated. The
price, 15, is high.
Judge Taft can . look back on his
handling of the Mexican crisis as on a
duty well done. It was his business
to protect the lives and property of
Americans in the disturbed country
and he did it without a fight.
The Journal of the American Medi
cal Association has discovered the
prevalence of "autoleg." Presumably,
says the Denver Times, it is a bit
longer than its mate, due to the un
selfish efforts of auto agents, supply
dealers and old John Doe.
Unterrified by the experience of
Ponnsylvania in that line. Indiana is
about to pass a law prohibiting the
cartooning of candidates for office by
newspapers. By communicating with
former Gov. Pennypacker Hoosier pol
iticians might learn something to
their advantage.
The state will not go into the life
Insurance business not yet. But an
Idea of that kind once started is likely
to keep bobbing up until something is
done along that line as in the case
of publishing the school textbooks.
The people want time to think over
these modern innovations. They can't
be hurried. '
Governor Hodges has performed no
more commendable act since his in
auguration, than his refusal to sign
the "garnishment bill." It took hard
work to get the law into its present
shape. It has been on the statute
book CO years and to, change it in the
manner proposed would be to take a
step backward. '
Senator Davis' bill provluing for the
lending of money by the counties at
6 per cent interest on long time seems
to be needless and uncalled for. Farm
ers now can borrow a!! the money
they can give good security for at 6
per cent and the lenders are not par
ticular about repayment as long as
the interest, is kept up. i- .'.' -. . .
It is announced that President Wil
son's secretary of the treasury will
have authority to change the designs
of the half dollars, dimes and ' half
dimes, because in 1915 the present de
signs will have been in use for 25
years. The secretary has the right, it
appears, once in - 25 years, to make
changes without the sanction of con
gress. Some of the treasury officials
favor the change , in these coins be
cause they consider "the present de
signs inartistic. : -
A lecture train to teach dairying will
be run on the Missouri, Kansas & Texas
railway lines in southeastern Kansas,
March 11-15. The agricultural college
will furnish lecturers. R. W. Hocka
day, industrial commissioner for the
"Katy," will be in charge of the train.
The itinerary will include Junction
City, White City, Council Grove, Em
poria, Burlington, Neosho Falls, Hum
boldt, Chanute, Parsons, Coffeyville,
Oswego, Chetopa, Columbus, Galena,
Walnut, Fort Scott, Erie, Mo ran, Kin
caid, Paola and. many, intermediate
joints. The train starts at Junction
City and "completes its' five day tour
Saturday afternoon at Paola. Four
lecture cars will be used on this train
one car for children, one for worn
en. and two for men. The speakers
will be Miss Frances Brown. Miss
Florence Snell, Mrs. Mary Simmons
of the extension division, O. E. Reed,
professor of dairying:, A. SNeale, G.
C. Wheeler, C. D. Steiner and H- I
Kent of the extension division.
THE RECALL. IN ACTIOS.
For the first time in the history of
California the recall is about to be
aDDlied to a judge, and it is to be
j invoked because of his abuse of his
! judicial power. A police judge in San
Francisco named Weller reduced the
bail of a prisoner held for a statutory
"offense against a minor. The guilt of
the prisoner seems to have been clear
and the offense especially flagrant. The
extension of clemency of any sort was
most unwarranted and wholly un
justified. The prisoner had commit
ted his crime under circumstances
that aroused against him the indigna
tion of all right thinking men and
women. Nevertheless the obliging
judge reduced the bail to the sum
proposed by counsel for the prisoner,
and being released, the defendant
promptly fled from the jurisdiction
of the state and concealed himself
from justice.
This so excited the indignation of
lh- women of San Francisco that they
Invoked the recall. Only 7,000 signa
tures were required to make the pe
tition for a recall election effective.
More than twice that number were
secured. Accordingly a special elec
tion will be held, and there does not
seem to be the slightest doubt that
this judge will be removed from the
bench.
THE DEAR DEPARTED.
No finer tribute has been paid to the
Republican party and its record of the
past sixteen years or to the outgoing
administration, than that of the New
York "World, a Democratic paper.
In an editorial directed to the ins
it says of the outs:
"This once invincible organization
has a wonderful record of achieve
ment which its successor must not be
little. During these sixteen years,
with Democratic assistance it is true,
the Republicans have established the
gold standard, carried on the war
with Spain, kept faith with Cuba, lib
eralized the government of the Phil
ippines and Porto Rico, constructed
the Panama canal, given us postal
savings banks, rural free delivery, the
parcel post, new railroad rate laws
and enlightened labor laws, extended
to some extent the principle of inter
national arbitration, and, during the
administration now closing, enforced
vigorously for the first time the cifil
and criminal laws against trusts.
"To Mr. Taft personally belong the
credit of upholding in the face of
many obstacles ideas of economy and
of carrying to success In congress his
proposition In favor of Canadian reci
procity. Bv the one he has given the
people of all parties lessons of lasting
value, we hope, on the subject of
governmental extravagance. By the
other he conducted a campaign of ed
ucation against the folly and waste
of tariff wars between neighboring na
tions which cannot Ian xo uu mui.
to public enlightenment.
OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES.
The announcement of the national
child labor committee's annual confer
ence, to be held at Jacksonville, Fla.,
March 13-16. shows as an entirely new
feature of such a conference a meeting
for children. The national child labor
committee has prepared stories of child
labor in the glass, cotton and coal in
dustries, wnich will be told by children,
while stereopticon slides are shown. In
the eight annual conferences hereto
fore, there has been no attempt to
interest children who play In the con
ditions of children who work, but the
committee says it is coming to realise
the need of Including ir. its campaign
of education, the little citizens who will
make the child labor laws of the future.
This is also the first time that the
national child labor committee has
taken child labor and poverty as the
general topic of Its conference.
The governors of 14 states have ap
pointed delegates to attend the con
ference. Of the states which will be thus rep
resented, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Michi
gan, Arizona and Illinois have already
enacted parts of the uniform child la
bor law. and in Arkansas and Texas
bills based on the uniform child labor
law are now pending.
GREAT SHORT STORY NOT DEAD.
One of the big magazines has just
started in to reprint each month, one
of the short stories that have become
classics. It would be interesting to
know ju3t what purpose lies behind
this resurrection, whether it Is an ad
mission, on the part of so eminent
an authority, that it cannot get the
grade of stories it desires , and hence
must revive old favorites, whether it
is an attempfto stimulate lagging tal
ent or whether it puts these evidences
of olden skill by modern craftsmansfiip
to show the superiority of the present
In this it would only be adopting the
idea of Bliss Perry, who believes that
the skill of the present-day short story
has gone so far that it cannot be im
proved upon. At the same time. Pro
fessor Perry gives the palm to the
cruder earlier stories because they have
a vigor, a directness, a largeness of
emotions which those of the present
cannot compass. Our world is too
smooth, too ironed out, too bloodless,
he says. It lacks the pioneer spirit
which opened up new literature as it
did new lands or, rather, there is no
chance for such exploring energy to
assert itself. , .
No one can dispute Professor Perry's
authority to hold such opinions, though
such admission does not imply approv
ing them. As editor of the Atlantic
for nine years, he selected short stor
ies with that fineness of taste which Is
passed on to the Apostolic Succession
of the Atlantic editorship. "There is no
question that his experiences gave him
this unpleasant inflexible point of view.
He found great skill, unparalleled, nn-
beatable, but no great -matter. .The
charm lay In the telling.
But because he came across none
there is no reason to say that no such
new stories exist, ot ever will exist,
Despite all the clear-starching and
glossy ironing or lire. It is still raw sou jus aecreea that the skirts for the corn
crude and lumpy, in places, and those l".?-8?!, 1" wlu be eix mches narrower
, , ' . thn the nes now seen in large cities
so close at ' hand that no pioneering and the fashion magazines. This may not
is necessary. Any newspaper, any day, ' be attempting: the impossible, but It will
... - . : be some chore. As fashioned now th
is full of red-bloodea occurrem.es,
the tales of money, mystery, aavemuit
. ,v,ih enmenne has said are
and love, which someone nas saia are
all that is necessary for literature, ine
fl ibbv tales are such because they
nne, ii-toujr iuo. . , d
do not recognize this new material
these new conditions, but go on telling
.. ,. thA name old
the same old stories of the same ow
roonle in the same old environments.
If far-away, new scenes are needed,
our islands give them with, new prob
lems and new people. Some writers
have already discovered this. A great
writer will get a great story from
them, despite Professor Ferry's dictum.
JAYHAWKER JOTS
The Junction City Union is putting
in a big new press.
Many Kansas papers would be short
on interesting reading matter if it were
not for Bert Walker.
Says John Gilmore in the Wilson
County Citizen: "Neodesha has another
whistle. R. I. Toot recently moved to
that town."
The Presbyterians of Concordia have
subscribed $19,000 for remodeling their
church. The Kansan notes two sub
scriptions of more than $4,000 each.
John L. Baxter is the new editor
of the Kanopolis Journal. He is the
son of the former editor, William
Baxter, who has recently acquired .the
Wilson Echo.
When Maxine Newkirk missed the
word "accommodation" by spelling it
"accommadation," Josie VanNess of
Waverly won the championship of
Coffey county and the $25 cash offered
by John Redmond, editor of the Re
publican, for the best speller.
"If you helped pay that $6,000,000 divi
dend of the American Tobacco com
pany," says the Jewell Republican, "it
was not because congress or the leg
islature or the county commissioners
voted it onto you." Evidently the Re
publican takes no account of the reve
nue tax.
A man living near Sedan, advertised
his suicide so widely it failed. He
called up a neighbor and said: "This
is the last time you can ever talk to
me." The neighbor telephoned for an
officer and the man was found at home
half dead of morphine. He was reviv
ed. Does it always pay to advertise?
The Salina Union, noting that a taxi
dermist had gone to New Mexico to
look for fossils wants to know why
that good money was wasted for a
railroad ticket when he could have
gathered the greatest on earth at Em
poria. Now whom does Burton mean?
And what does a taxidermist want
with fossils anyway?
Prosperity item from Junction City:
With the purchase of a 640-acre farm
near Solomon Jacob Bolter, who lives
near Junction City, has increased his
central Kansas land holdings to more
than 1.600 acres, the greater part un
der cultivation and all worth more
than $100 per acre. He settled as a boy
in Geary county on a rented farm.
GLOBE SIGHTS
BT THIS ATCHISON GLOBE.
It Is hard for a staunch patriot to see
how his candidate can be defeated.
When a Mexican makes chile, it is as
hot as the politics of his native land.
You never really know men until you
have had business relations with them.
As a rule there Isn't anything in an
open letter that would warrant sealing it.
Not tipping the porter Is one way to
gather impression that he owns the pun
man car.
Mother has a watchful eye, but the
children are clever at telling when she
Isn't looking.
What has become , of the old-fashioned
patriot who thought men should vote as
they shot?
The hardest thing to believe is that
the people who don't agree with you may
be right about it.
TViHtlne la rtftpn S3 foolish aS the Old
fashioned torch-light parade which used
to go with it.
A considerable portion of the famous
"touch system" Isn t devoted to operat
ing a typewriter.
Then there are the sort of great men
you might not notice if they didn't have
a cigar namea m tneir nonur.
It Is hard to find an invalid who doesn't
want to talk about symptoms and rem
edies and similar cheerful topics.
It takes something more than Mary
Garden perfume to produce an atmosphere
of "refinement," of which the poets prat
tle. "I differ from most people In this re
spect: I never went to school with any
one who afterwards won a place of prom
inence in the Hall of Fame or the big
leagues." Rufe Haskins.
POINTED PARAGRAPHS.
From the Chicago News.
Spring poets will soon be In blossom.
Yet the Lord may not love a cheerful
giver of advice.
A woman judges a letter by the length
of the postscript.
A man can have a high old time with
out investing in an airship.
Even a fur lined overcoat may not pro
tect an actor from a frost
Many a man has discovered that he can
not borrow money on his popularity.
When some people know their duty they
manage to stave it off by asking advice.
It is better to pay doctor's bills than to
have the undertaker collect his from your
estate.
Before marriage she sits up late with
him; after marriage she may sit up late
without him.
The great trouble with the better half
is that she is seldom satisfied with doing
things by halves.
The man who agrees with everybody is
almost as unpopular as the man who
doesn't agree with anybody.
Nature plans well for the needs of hu
manity. What could be more convenient
than ears to hook spectacles over.
REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR.
From the New York Press.
Appearances are so deceitful a girl past
28 can be fooled by her own age.
Maybe the devil didn't himself make
the piano in the flat below, but he surely
bossed the job.
The bigger a woman gets around the
waist the smarter it is for any man not
to let her think he thinks so.
What makes a man so proud of all his
children Is maybe he won't be able to be
of any of them when they grow up.
There isn't money enough in the world
to buy the furs a woman would give any
thing to have even in a summery winter.
KANSAS COMMENT
A DIFFICULT TASK.
A SOCietV of ISTon, Vplf laHIoa tailAM
ultra-fashionable skirt permits the wearer
io sn aown with some difficulty, and she
can even walk in a poor, weak way, but
lt ls sufficiently limitidto afford consider -
able handicap, and bar her from Marathon
matches. That, however, - is the present
4 status of the skirt which is already suffi-
ciently narrow gauge to go a long ways
towards putting the petticoat manufac-
turers out of business.
AnJ & reductionuof gjx mche3 ,s surely
some -shrinkage from the present restrict-
ea dimensions. Unless It be made of an
elastic material., it will be difficult for
the wearer to sit down, and she will have
to be equipped with castors lr she is going
to get anywhere not reached by some of
our well-known common carriers, and she
may have to take her meals from the
mantel when fashionably attired. Indeed,
on further consideration of this six inch
reduction, it is hard to figure how she is
going to get such a garment on, even
with the aid of a shoe horn. A puzzling
problem it is, indeed.
In fact, if the decree is enforced, there
doesn't seem to be any answer other than
that the woman herself will have to do
some shrinking on' her own part after
placing the order with her dressmaker,
and the manufacturers of anti-fat are
sitting up and taking notice and advance
orders. Men are not so modest as they
let on, and won't be greatly shocked by
the glove-fitting garments, but they are
going to be a hardship to the woman who
wants to be fashionable, and also well
fed. But they should bear up bravely, for
this latest edict of fashion reaches the
limit, which means that the next move
will swing them back the other way, and
that gowns may gradually be broadened
until they reach the state-wide standard
of the early '60s, when it was necessary
to wear a hoopskirt to keep from walking
on the surplus. But that is some time
ahead, and women should either get au
tomobiles or learn to walk on their hands
until it gets here. Atchison Globe.
PATENToOVERNMENTAL DEVICES
Tou can't make men good by passing
laws. By law you can check intem
perance and gambling, but something
more is required than a mere statute.
It is the will, the desire of the man to
comply with the letter and the spirit
of the law. And It is likewise so of
cities. Municipalities are made up of
men. They have, in many ways, the
strength and the weakness of men. It
is well to remember this when planning
for municipal reform. Neither the
commission government plan, the fed
eral plan nor any other patented
scheme of government will of itself
automatically make cities better. You
can't adopt a new charter, and then
sit back supinely and expect a revolu-
I tinn to occur. No matter what form
of government a city has, two things
are imperatively necessary in order to
bring about reforms: Good men, hon
est men must be chosen to office. The
whole citizenship must watch closely
the actions of their officials and bring
upon them the full force of an active,
wide-awake, democratic public opinion.
Wichita Beacon.
FROM OTHER PENS
MR. LEISHMAN-S ERROR.
John G. A. Leishman," ambassador
of the United States to Germany, de
nies only a part, and the smallest part,
of the charge that is made against
him. He has been sued by American
brokers for losses sustained by them
in carrying his stock gambling trans
actions on margins in Wall street.
Mr. Leishman's most emphatic dis
claimers do not cover the main point.
He says that he has not abused diplo
matic privilege. He denies that he
has refused to accept service in court
proceedings. Almost as a matter of
course he repudiates the charge that
he attempted to use on the stock ex
change for his own profit the official
knowledge that came to him. ' But
he is exceedingly careful not to deny
m activity in wan street.
If we can think of a president of
the United States or a chief justice of
the United States betting on the ups
and downs of the stock market, per
haps we can reconcile ourselves to the
fact that the American ambassador
in Berlin is thus engaged.
It is a pity that any consideration
of personality, party or obligation to
the Pittsburgh steel interests should
extend for a single day a shame that
has become international. New York
World.
"WHERE ONE TARIFF TAX GOES.
The "one-dollar freight rate on lemons"
shipped from California to New York has
been sustained by the commerce court.
The one-dollar freight rate on lemons is
one of the dismal jokes of the Payne
Aldrlch tariff.
By that act the customs tax on foreign
lemons was Increased in order to enrich
the California growers. On the face of
things it looked like a great victory for
home producers at the expense of home
consumers. But the transcontinental rail
roads immediately Increased their freight
rates so as to absorb the new bounty, and
it is this proceeding which is now sus
tained. Those who hope to profit by the tariff
must take many things into consideration.
If a railroad can appropriate the graft
by increasing its rates, why maintain
costly political agencies to boom tariffs?
New York World.
NO ELECTIVE POSTMASTER.
The proposed remedy would be
much worse than the evil attacked.
Elective postmasters would be more
political and less efficient than ap
pointive postmasters. What is needed
is the placing of postmasters under
civil service, so that they can and
must devote their attention to public
duties and not to politics.
Senator Brietow is father of this re
actionary proposal a surprising sit
uation for a militant progressive Re
publican. He does not seem to real
ize that in this he Is progressing back
wards. Some short ballot missionary
should be sent to labor with him.
Chicago Tribune.
QUAKER MEDITATIONS.
tFrom the Philadelphia Record.
There is quite a difference between a
close friend and a close-mouthed one.
When we speak of a delicate situation
we generally mean an indelicate one.
How can there be safety in numbers
when we are told that too many cooks
spoil the broth?
It is quite possible that the World Is
happier because one half doesn't know
how the other half lives.
The pessimist divides his time between
wanting what he doesn't get, and getting
what he doesn't want.
Blobbs "Polly Peachleigh looks like a
perfect poem." Slobbs "Yes, but if you
try to kiss her, you 11 find that she is
not averse."
Miss Yellowleaf "A great many young
men have an entirely false idea about
marriage." Miss Caustique "Yes. some of
them actually e to )' their own
way about it."
OFT IN THE STIIiLY NIGHT.
Oft in the stilly night.
Ere slumber's chains have bound me.
Just when I've neatly tucked ,
The flannel blanket 'round me.
There comes the alarming thought.
With possibilities dire; .
I know that I have forgot - - -
To fix that blamed furnace fire.
I scramble out In the cold
Witl every nerve fibre quaking;
My nasal appendage is blue;
My elbows and knees are snaaing.
I stumble o'er rugs and chairs
And make a terrible noise
i By falling downstairs head first
j I've tripped on a pile of toys,
I
I strike a tin railroad train,
And slide o'er the hard oak floor
On elbows and shoulder blades;
I My head bangs against a door
i When I reach the basement deptns,
. Vm sick and I m sore and lame.
T rjr . Vt & flll-nnjA TTIOUth
-ud seek for the tongue of flame.
I find that the fire's all right;
That it's just as it ought to be
To last through the entire night
And that's where the joke's on me.
I remember when it's too late.
As I rub each lame bruised spot,
d fixe the blame thing all right
I'd fixad It and then forgot.
TT Roy K. Moulton.
For Various Reasons.
(By Ella Randall Fearce.)
Enid gazed wistfully out of the doc
tors office window.
"It is out of the question," she said
finally. "I cannot possibly take sing
ing lessons."
Dr. Vane's eyes rested on the deli
cate profile of the girl who had en
tered his office for medical advice.
"A throat specialist would tell you
the same thing give you the same
advice," he told her by way of con
firming his professional aid. 'Your
throat is organically perfect it Is
merely sensitive, delicate. The little
tickle you have is only the effect of
particles in the air that touch the
sensitive membrane." The doctor
smiled sympathetically when he saw
the relief leap into Enid's eyes. A
few a very few lessons in correct
singing would strengthen that throat
so that even the fumes of a corn cob
pipe would have no effect on It." His
laugh was so spontaneous that Enid
found herself echoing it. Her laugh
was a ripple, musical and rich. The
doctor listened.
"I have only indulged in singing as
a form of expressed happiness," Enid
told him. "My voice is perhaps not
of the quality that would appeal to a
vocal instructor."
Dr. Vane laughed a trifle ironically.
"All voices appeal to some instruc
tors those who need the money."
"That is just the drawback," Enid
said frankly, but not unhappily. "I
have neither the money nor the time.
I have to work from 8 o'clock until
in the basement of a department store.
I could not practice vocal trills while
showing a customer a washboard or a
gas fitter, could 1?
"Hardly." laughed the doctor, and
watched her arise to slip into her too
scanty jacket. "Will you promise me,
however, to sing on all occasions and
to realize that you are strengthening
the troublesome throat as well as ex
pressing happiness?" He held her
gaze while he spoke, and knew with
out her answer that she would follow
instructions to the best of her ability.
After Enid had left. Dr. Vane fell
into deep thought. He had opened an
office in the poorer district, that he
might, in a small way, give his help
where it was most needed, and also
get ample experience in his profes
sion. He sighed heavily over his ina
bility to help the girl who had just
left his presence. The extraordinarily
beautiful face lingered before him and
smiled its wistful smile so that the
doctor had difficulty in banishing it
from his thoughts. -
After her interview, in which a lurk
ing fear had been forcefully -dispelled.
c.nia felt more buoyant than she had
for days. When she reached her tiny
room that looked out on the crowaea
court of a tenement building, she burst
into song. After all, the world was a
"He is wonderfully helpful even in
eteadv. fearless glance," thought
Enid, and remembered the color of Dr.
While she sang lightly a window
?n ttiA court above opened
cautiously- Guido, an Italian musi
cian, listened with bated breath to
Enid's song. He was almost as pum
as the girl, yet his fund of music made
him a king among kings. He lived in
the tenement building that he might
(perhaps hear music mat came iroiu
L and in nomine stir the emotions.
In his way he was a philanthropist-
longing always to neip me oiruss"";.
musician. Also, he had his reputation
to make as a vocal teacher. Guido
played the piano in a small Italian
cafe in order that he might have three
meals a day. His diploma, won on the
continent, for vocal instruction, hung
in the small room In the tenement
building. " What good was it without
pupils to teach?
"I could teach that voice to sing
eing wonderfully!" thought Guido as
Enid's song arose and filled the court
with its purity of tone. He put his
head out the window and made sure
of the one irom wmcn me bujis
After that he went down to Enid's
d"But I know nothing about music!"
exclaimed the astonished girl when the
Italian spoke of his longing to teach
ner "And I have to work all day In
order to support myself."
Guido fixed his dark eyes thought
fully upon the beautiful face and al
together charming picture that Enid
presented.
"I could teach you one or two sim
ple songs immediately, and you could
sing at the cafe where I play," he
told her. "You yould earn more than
you do selling washboards and towels."
Guido laughed joyfully, and Enid, too,
was Inspired by his enthusiasm.
"Could I possibly do It?" she whis
pered under her breath, but the Ital
ian heard her.
"But certainly!" he expostulated. I
myself will always be near to help
you. Come to my studio now! We
will have a lesson. You will work no (
more in the basement!"
And carried away by the force of
Guido's enthusiasm and weary with
her struggles behind the counter Enid
followed her vocal instructor up the
tenement stairs to a room barren of
furniture except a piano.
"I will teach you only a few very
light songs ones that the dining pub
lic will listen to." Guido told her; "and
we will work on tone the rest of the
time."
At the end of a scant fortnight
Enid had sung her first song In the
little cafe. The clapping of many
hands had brought a brilliant color
to her cheeks and sparkle to her eyes.
Enid realized that her throat was
no more troublesome. The fumes of
I THE EVENING STORY
tobacco in the cafe had no tickly ef
fect and she rejoiced inwardly and
decided to pay a thankful visit to the
doctor who had xut the Idea of adiig
ing into her head.
"Into my life," corrected Enid. She
was making fast progress . now and
Guido knew that his first pupil had
a voice of successful quality. He had
many more pupils since the night
Enid had first sung and a warm
friendship lived- between pupil and
teacher. They had succeeded to a big
ger cafe and each was saving money
for the concert planned for the near
future.
"We will make our debut together,"
they laughingly said.
Dr. vane looked up when the swisn
of feminine garments mad 3 known
Enid's presence in his office. She
stood silently looking at him and won
dering whether or not he would re
member her.
"I have come to thank you." Enid
began. "You are responsible for the
entering into my life of everything
that is beautiful "
"Enid Warner!" The doctor's voice
was joyous. "You have changed your
identity from a delicate pink rose to
a great flaming poppy you did not
think I had forgotten you, surely?"
His eyes were upon her in the well
remembered forceful gaze. There was
that something that had kept her from
coming in to see him and which was
making her heart bound against her
side. The hand he had taken into his
own trembled.
"What shall I prescribe for this
trembling hand?" he acked her and
rejoiced that the girl whose face had
haunted his every waking hour had
gained health and happiness through
him. "I want you to tell me all about
the singing I mean. There must be
lots to tell.'' He looked into her eyes
and added, "After that I am going
to make one more command of you.
Enid laughed quickly. The thing
was all so sudden yet somehow not
sudden.
"I obeyed very nicely the first time.
she told him. "And you see how much
good it has done me."
"That is why I dare to prescribe
turther, Enid. May I?" he asked.
Enid nodded. (Copyright. 1913, by
the McClure Newspaper Syndicate.)
EVENING CHAT
8T RUTH ULaJKIfiROX.
The Woman Movement.
A group of women, old and young, ono
day drifted into a discussion in regard to
how much their husbands told them of
their business affairs. .
Of tne four women who represented the
older generation, onlv one knew exactlv
what her husband's income was, and she
was the wife of a man who has always
been noted for his progressive ideas.
Of the five women who represented the
younger school, there was only one who
did not know exactly what her husband's
income was; and she was tne wife of a
man- whose work is of such a nature that
he does not know that interesting fact
himself.
It seems to me that the little incident
has a great deal of meaning in it, because
It so aptly illustrates the new position of
woman in the home or perhaps I should
say, the position of the new woman in
the home.
There was a time when the man wh"
talked to his wife about his business, told
her his income, and expected her to plan
the proper use of that income with him,
was an exception. Today the man who
does not do these things Is the one who
serves to prove the rule.
Even the men who do not approve of
women going into the business and pro
fessional world, who frown upon the
Woman's Suffrage Movement, and look,
none too leniently upon higher education
for women, are not so dead to the new
spirit in the air as to deny their women
kind at least a voice in the home govern
ment.
I am thinking of such a man now. He
has always been a violent opponent of th9
Woman's Right Movement, and yet he
confides all his business secrets to hi.4
wife and turns over every cent of his
salary to her. Thirty years ago a man of
his temper would probably have kept
both his business affairs and his salary
strictly to himself.
There are many women to whom wom
an's suffrage is the great question of the
age. While I believe thoroughly in wom
an's right to the suffrage and feel sure
that we will get justice in that quarter, it
seems to me that, after all. that is only a
small part of the great woman movement
the movement toward getting ourselves i
recognized as at least the potential equal
of man.
And, mind you, by equal I do not mean
identical. I realize that the sex differ
ences between men and women are vastly
more than physical. They affect mind
and heart and character. But I do not
believe they are such as to prevent wom
an from being a responsible, intelligent
partner for man, rather than a servant or
a plaything.
And so I hail with Joy every new sign
even so slight a one as that I chronicle
today that women are being admitted ta
their proper position.
Poles Once the Equator?
Camille Flammarion, the celebrated
astronomer, discussing the statement
that . the Scott expedition found evi
dence that the South Pole had twice
been a temperate zone, said:
"The evidence evidently relates to the
discovery of fossils of fauna and flora
such as have already been found in
the arctic regions. These are taken
by one school of theorists as proving
that the poles once occupied the posi
tion" of the equator and enjoyed a
warm climate, while the two opposite
points, now on the equator, were fro
zen poles.
"The theory is that the obliquity of
the earth, which, as every one knows.
travels around the sun at an angle of
23 degrees, is naDie to great variation.
Thus from time to time during the
millions ot years tne earth has existed
the poles have changed from place to
place on the earth s surface. .
"But this is only a theory, and one
which the exact science of astronomy
does not so rar support." New York
Times.
HUMOR OP THE BAY
"Good gracious! What makes vou look
like that? Has anything happened?"
"Well, I had my portrait painted recently
by an impressionist and I'm trying to look
like it." Fliegender Blatter.
'Now -'that you are wealthy, an voti
ever bothered by" the friends you who
had when you were poor:' - T never had
any friends when I was pdbr." Houston
Post. .-'
Mrs. Styles Your friend's wife evi
dently was not around when they were
giving out good looks. Mr. Style No. my
dear. She was at the other place, where
they were giving out money. Yonkers
Statesman.
Mrs. Wayupp Then you think they are
really made for each other? Mrs. Blase
Yes; he turned himself into on Episcopal
ian to catch her and she turned herself
into a blonde to catch him. Town Topics.
"He's my ideal and I'm his idol," said
the girU "And your love affair?", "Is
an Wyl.'V "And your fiance?" Papa says
be la idle." Boston Advertiser. I
ON THE SPUR
OF THE MOMENT
BT ROT K. MOULTON.
Ca Piety Hill.
Oh, the grade it ts steep and the way
it is long.
On Piety Hill.
And it is a hard journey for those who
belong t
On Piety Hill.
Of all of the slippery places In town.
This slippery place has achieved much,
renown
The wicked may stand, but the good
folks sit down,
On Piety Hill.
The path Is submerged la coating of
leet.
On Piety Hill.
The atmosphere's punctured by gyrat
ing feet.
On Piety HI1L
The weary pedestrians slip and they
lide,
They skate and they crawl and they
coast and they glide
And turn a double somersault often,
beside.
On Piety HilL
It's something like climbing the peri
lous Alps,
On Piety Hill.
Sometimes on their feet and sometimes
on their scalps.
On Piety Hill.
The fine circus stunts a person can
see
Are quite entertaining, we'll have to
agree.
But the language Is not what it re
ally should be.
On Piety Hill.
Signs That Never Fail.
If there is a wisp of hair here and
there upon the rolling pin. it is a sign
that there has been an argument, also
that there is a suffraget in the family.
If there is a pair of shoes hanging
on the chandelier in the morning, it
is a sign of an approaching storm.
If a small boy sleeps with one foot
out of the window and a string tied
to one of bis toes, it is a sign he is
going skating in the morning before
the family can stop him.
If a man invites an old college chum
home to dinner without warning, it is
a sign that there is not going to be
very much to eat in the house.
If a man goes to a hospital for an
operation, it is a sign that be is going
to spend a lot of money.
If a man drinks a pitcher of hotel
ice water in the morning without stop
ping to use a glass, it is a sign that he
was not in bed at S o'clock on the previ
ous evening.
If a man puts five dollars a week in
the bank it is a sign that he is not
going to die in the poorhouse.
Proper Feeding for the Baby.
Never allow a child to eat corned beef
and cabbage before he is three months
old, although he may be very fond of
it.
Don't allow the three-months-old
child to eat spaghetti or macaroni and
cheese with the left hand. Teach him
to use a fork.
Five-months-old children should not
be allowed to eat salmon turbot or
garlic salad too soon before retiring
at night. Common sense should guide
the parents in these things.
No child should be given rock candy.
or roundhouse steak oerore it nas
teeth.
SAYS UNCLE GAV
The other day the new president,
who is by way of being a philosopher.
had something to say about the neces
sity of preserving to oneself a service
able brain. In brief, his argument
was that if you want to amount to
anything you've got to keep body and
brain in trim for the highest efficiency.
That's a mechanical conception of
the body and brain - that is distinctly
worth while. Some times In pluming
ourselves over our superiority to the
rest of the animal kingdom, we for
get that before we can be anything
else successfully we have to be good
animaltj.
Economically considered, the human
body is a more or less inspired flesh-and-blood
machine. It is a highly
complex mechanism with an eccentric
wheel known as free will, which, by
the way, is seldom altogether on the
Job.' Through the brain it is occasion
ally open to what we cenominate as
thought as distinguished from instinct,
and what we call inspiration as distin
guished from running in a groove. But
we are machines just the same, and
the bigger and more finely balanced
that wheel of free will is, the more care
we need to take of ourselves.
We are wont to forget that you can
get more and better work out of a
machine that is properly treated. Oar
teachers of yesterday were fond of
telling us that in our superiority to the
rest of the animal kingdom we were
also superior to the laws of the physi
cal world. They pointed out genius
housed in a pain-racked body, pictured
consumptive saints and by a general
and thorough dissemination of senti
mental misinformation managed to set
the race back for a few centuries.
We know today that the genius
in a sickly body isn't the genius that
it could have been in a healthy one
and that it quickly burns Itself Wit.
We know that the saint with - the
pain-racked "nerves would be a more
useful and workable saint If the devil
of distressed flesh wasn't constantly
ripping the stuffing out of his good
intentions.
We know that you can't get a fafr
amount of service out of a poor brain
or weakly body any more than you
can get figs from thistles.
We have also learned the saying
of the old truth about burning the
candle at both ends, which means
staying up late at night and getting
up early in the morning, with a few
dissipations thrown in for good meast
ure. We are beginning to learn that,
judged from the standpoint of physi
cal economy, the morning head is no
Joke. Proper amounts of work, play
and sleep have become fashionable. We
no longer believe that the man who
steals the night hour for dissipa
tion and tries to work all day
beating the game. We know that the
game is beating him and we know his
destination, which is the boneyard. I
Long hours of work are not so fashj
ionable as they once were. We have
learned that what counts is not Quan
tity but quality, and that the head and
the hands that have time for rest
always exceed in the one and usually
in both.
The moral is to remember the hu
man machine to keep it holy. (Copyright.-1913..
by the McClure Newspaper
Syndicate.)

xml | txt