"nrF! TOPETTA Tatx,y STATE JOURNAI- SATTTED AY EVENING- MARCH, 15, 1913-
By FRANK P. MAC LEXNAM.
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sr.atter at the post off Ice at Topeka, K.
a" -ex the act of congress.1
VOLUM XXXV -N0
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Man want! but little here below,
hut he wants that little built on the
The advocates of disarmament for
this country at least have the hearty
and united support of Mexico.
Wine has been banished from the
White House table. Does Democratic
simplicity demand beer instead?
Indications are that meat for the
Tammany tiger will be scarce at
Washington for the next four years.
Just when Texas has something to
celebrate, some ill advised legislature
has introduced an anti-gun toting
Market reports say that prunes are
going up. Well, they have been go
ing down in the boarding houses long
In that book which the Democrats
will issue, setting forth what the leg
islature has done, is it designed to
tell all" ?
Even though New York's latest fire
boat is to be named the "William J.
Gaynor," it probably won't be able
to spout Greek.
At any rate the "welcome" sign
on the White House door mat is
where the office seekers can wipe
their feet on it.
As a measure of economy in the
weather service. President Wilson
might substitute his razor strop for Mr.
Willis L. Moore.
Col. Roosevelt favors fusion in New
York to beat Tammany. If he had
favored fusion at Chicago last June.
Wilson might have been beaten.
Why not base the campaign for an
increase in the wages of working girls
on the contention that they earn more
than they are getting and ought to
The legislature has adjourned and
that paving bill remains unpaid. The
state is setting a bad example before
the citizens in refusing to meet its just
A Minneapolis, Minn., woman not
only had money to burn but she burn
ed it. She had no other use for it,
fcelieving the world would come to an
end March 19.
As if enough people were not try
tnir to write Dlavs now. Paul Arm
strong's automobile kills a man and
Gus Thomas gets prominently men- ,
tioned for an ambassadorship.
Women factory workers in New
York no longer can be employed be
fore 6 a. m. or after 10 p. m. But
women workers in the homes will still
have to get breakfast at half-past five,
and darn stockings after 10 o'clock '
at night and no law can help them.
The new gowns are to be fitted out
with two pockets. The Chicago man
whose wife asked him to carry her
handkerchief for her, and who re
turned it a week or so later only to
be told that it wasn't hers, says the
Cleveland Plain Dealer, should feel
like rejoicing over the new equip
ment. It is almost incredible that one man
should amass a collection of ivories,
enamels, miniatures, tapestries, bronzes
and sculptures valued at S60.000.000, yet
that is the value placed on the collec
tion of these objecta of art which has
been made by J. Pierpont Morgan and
which is in storage at the Metropolitan
Museum of Art. Enormous as this
sum is. it represents only a part of
the art treasures owned by Mr. Mor
gan. A Milwaukee express company is
accused of collecting 40 cents to send
a package and then forwarding it by
parcel post for 22 cents. -This recalls
the old story of the railroad rate war
between Jay Gould and Jim Fisk.
Rates went ' down and down until
Gould offered to haul cattle from Chi
cago to New York for a dollar a
car. Then Fisk bought all the cat
tle in the market and shipped them
over Gould's road.
Now that the legislators have gone
home and there Is no chance of their
rescinding their action, attention may
afely be called to the fact that the
school text book publication law will
be a. hlr thine for Trawta in a bust-
be a big thing for Topeka in a Dusi
ness way. The operation of the plant
will give employment to a large num-
. ber of people and will be the means of
I distributing much money in the form
of wages. The appropriation already
made Is but a small part of what will
be required. When the time for ship-
pick up for the railroads and express,
PROGRESS OF HOME RULE. j
Home rule for cities is making
some progress from time to time.
Powers that would have been
deemed extraordinary a few years ago
now are conferred -spo-lbility for
me exercu '
centralized jn a iew - -
recall and the referendum as the only
. , l.i.HvA en-.
artmentl and VOterS are aSSISieu w
actments, and voters a e
wise cnoice i -i""-"
A nw charter is to be submitted
"ew ... . j . .v.-
to the legislature tn July an" i
to nie .otion which will!
people at the-fall election wnlcn ,u
entrust the government of Atlanta
Ga., to a mayor at $6,600 on'e. sPlt ,three "ed verv do,lars a ln the waking sasJn
six trustees at 5,500 each. The seven Methodist school and learned yis often slow to see that he can af
officials are to -be . departmental 'apidly In d'"d" to 1 rd the old home paper that waits to
head, after the commission plan A j STth LwreX JournM everv d
11 .Vinco nnthorltV IS liraueu i
passage of police ordinances and ap-
portion ment of revenue, is to be elect
ed on a general city ticket.
The short ballot reform and tne re
call are provided for and the city is
given full home rule and the right
to own and operate any utility,
petition of 25 per cent of the voters
all legislation is made subject to the
referendum. Franchise rererenaums
require 30 per cent, switching con
nections being exempted. Police and
firemen are protected by the merit
THE HODGES PLAN.
Governor Hodges' suggestion - of a
commission state government already
is attracting attention beyond the bor
ders of Kansas. The Nebraska State
Journal makes the following comment:
The recommendation by the gover
nor of Kansas that we should abandon
the old vheory cZ state organization
and go to a commission basis is the
event of the moment to Justify the
query as to whether the eighteenth
century governing machine is to follow
the eighteenth century mowing ma
chine to the junk shop. The fact of
the recommendation is even less sig
nificant than its reception. Nobody
falls into a fit . at the suggestion, for
public discussion has prepared the
public mind to consider such a thing.
The revolutionized short ballot county
is already established in one state,
California. The short ballot state was
already an issue in Oregon and there,
probably, the experiment will be under
way within another five years.
TO BE GREEK AGAIN.
The taking of Janina by the Greeks,
assisted by Servian artillery and pro
bably by Serv ian troops, was not only
a heavy blow to what is left of the
Turkish power in Europe, but it is im
portant for other reasons. It places
the old kingdom of Epirus, or the ma
jor part of that famous fighting ground,
in the hands of the Greeks with whom
it was long united :.y strong ties of
association and national interests. And
it reminds the world once more, how
close to Italy and Austria lie some
of the wildest and least European parts
Just across the strait of Otranto,
at the southern end of the Adriatic
Sea, the Turkish province of Janina
has been fanatically Moslem, in the judging from our extreme indif
main, and utterly alien to the country ! ference towards the affairs of men,
facing it westward. In Janina, Ori- I the festive fish must be nibbling,
ental tyrants have ruled under the) There is this in favor of the week-
enia.1 " d visit: It Is a lot shorter than
sultans, and they have let the progress : emeotner veLrietieB we mlght men
of the world drift past almost unno- , tiorl
ticed except when it led to wars or ; Nature should have given the straw-
afforded an excuse for new oppression
or massacres. Janina. as a district of .
Turkey has been as hostile to Italy in
feeling and as foreign in every respect
as Epirus was to Rome when Pyrrhus
as V" . :
won his brilliant victories over the
Roman legions only to shatter his
armies and his power, in the end,
against their stubborn courage and
the treat recuperative force of their "
Now Epirus will become Greek again
and a new era will begin for its peo- :
rle. of nil races and creeds. Thev will
paBS under a civilized and enlightened
government for the first time in cen
General Greely's Arctic Experience.
General Adolphus W. Greely re
marks the Antarctic tragedy with ex-
cepticral feeling, as one who has come
. . . ...
out alive from just such a situation
Truly, "no men better than the sur
vivors of the Lady Franklin Bay ex
pedition know the misery of body,
distress of mind and agony of soul
through which these heroic Britons
passed the last days of their lives."
As in Scott's pitiful experience, the
best laid plans went deplorably awry
in the Far North in 1SS2-S3. with the
consequence that 18 lives were sac-
riflced. A half dozen of the Greely
party were found in their sleeping
bags, hopeless of relief, awaiting
death; even as Scott, Wilson and Bow-
ers waited and died. ;
The Greely expedition had been
embarked upon with no notion that
uncommon peril would be encoun-
tered. This was not a pole seeking
adventure, but a carefully arranged
scientific enterprise, manned from the
signal corps of the army, directed' by
the government in fulfillment of its
part in a plan of the International
Geographical Congress at Hamburg, in.
l a I 7, lu csiauiisii i o Liivuiupuittr Dia
lions. a ne arrangements coniempiai-
ed the party's absence for three years
The "United States signal station for :
Arctic observation and exploration";
was established, accordingly, at Lady;
Franklin Bay, on the northeast coast j
of Grinnell Land, in. 1881. j
A ship with fresh provisions for a!
year was to visit the station the fol- ,
lowing season. In case it failed to get
through, another was to go up in :
jlobo. - xulii Hiiips laiitru, annuugii expensive puwuers on iae ureasiiiK
with the second a desperate effort was table.
made. In the interval some of the : The preservative and ornamental
party had explored to the then faith-' value of dust has always been widely
est north. But as the winter of 1883 recognized. Thus Pope hopefully ex
approached and no relief ship ap- claims:
peared Greely began a dash south- "Troy's proud glories in the dust shall
ward, bringing up at Cape Sabine for lie!"
a winter camp. There the 18 perished Chicago Tribune.
from cold and starvation before
Schley, with ships and men provided
q department, hastening to
tne rescue wltn litUe hope of finding
anybody alive, arrived.
Two of Schley's stout ships, the
Bear and the Thetis, originally Scotch
iSl inrommUsion in the revenue
cutter service.-Providence Journal.
JA YHA WKER JOTS
Wamego is about to take a slice of
"the adjacent county into the city lim-
in Beloit there are 17 widows liv-
in ,trt nnrt 14 of them on
y-j r.- - ,,'
ing good money after bad by the lola
XT,. , ,n5 n,inMps nf
- . ,t
Kansas are represented in the : total
enrolment or 2,dzi siuoenis m
enrollment of 2,523 students in
university of Kansas. uougias
with 672 students, followed by Wyan
' rtott with 9n even hundred.
Abraham Gonzales, the deposed gov-
Crnor of Chihuahua in Mexico, was aj
, -udent-;o, Baker unlversity in 1862..
ii- , Ir.tn evervtMne
; that happens.
"PId" Daniels, alias Clad H. Thomp
son, in bidding farewell to the Cour
ant, to Howard and to her people be
fore going to take up his work in the
: big cjty wrlls as follows: "I shall be
j abSent from the column of this paper
indefinitely possibly thirty days,
maybe a year or more. In my short
career as a squibist in these columns,
I have made a lot of friends abroad,
and lost a lot at home. And I am not
altogether satisfied with the exchange
I'm not sure that it was an even
trade. No one has told me
that he was glad I was going to leave
that will come after I have gone.
But no one has heard me say that I
was anxious to get away. I used to
think I wanted to get out of Howard,
but as the time draws near, I find that
I am developing cold feet, and that
I wish I were going to stay. In my
school days I was loyal to Howard;
when some big footed lobster from
Dickinson county made fun of Elk
county, he received a sturdy reply. I
am even more serious now than I was
then." I will set no precedent when I
retain my loyalty to my home folk,
for everyone does that in his heart,
but I will do more than fan the flame
on the old hearthstone; I will brag
on the schools, and the preachers,
and the electric lights and the water
works, and the crops. I will brag on
your patience and your forbearance.
Only this; don't get too jubilant I
might come back sooner than you ex
BY THK ATCHISON OUOBB.
Aviation is vexation, or a good deal
In spite of Doccook, a few people
still eat gum drops.
Very few candidates are too mod
est to vote for themselves.
Joy riders should try to keep the
chauffeur sober or take a train.
A ocal wagon isn't pretty, but it has
a cheerful rumble on a cold day.
If you are rich enough a good deal
of rough stuff will be regarded as wit.
It also helps a good deal that not
all the anarchy is devoted to bomb
A wife should not weep over a bro
ken promise, for any husband can make
This is the time of year when the
kid at school hides behind the geog-
rapriy and gazes out the window
. . , ,.. n . . ; j
berry as much endurance as the onion I
If It hoped to be entirely satisfactory,
The moving pictures are a little reck,
less nw a"d then; t recent one show-
A g.un has been in nted that will
fire 2.727 3hots a " 'inute, or 13,637
between the time "information" leaves
and you et "central."
14 Is nearly always said the building
could have been saved if the firemen
were a iittie quicker; the people must
nave something to growl about.
Boys ion't come up to the pictures
in the dnthinir arivertismonte ht
fewer than formerly try to make the
sweater take the nlace of a hirt ;
sweater take the place of a ehlrt.
Jude Johnson, having discovered that :
his greatgrandunele attended Prince-
ton. is now claiming an intimate ac
quaintance with President Wilson.
A homely barber, who was shaving
Jhnsn. asked if the razor hurt
" .nt at Mil." ren en TuriA " A lna
Not at all." replied Jude. "As long
as I keep my eyes shut I suffer no
Popular Fallacies as to Dust.
There has arisen a school of so
called scientists who claim that dust
is injurious and infectious. This no-
tion is. as usual, erroneous.
not only essential to health
frequently occurs in its absence. I
When inhaled, dust stimulates the!
mucous membrane of the nose to
healthful activity, "preventing un-;
wholesome torpor, and produces an
agreeable titillation. This beneficent ,
effect has long been appreciated, and ;
in moist countries, like England
where dust is either absent or lacking
in the inherent tonic quality, the in-
habitants are inclined to take snuff j
as a substitute. j
When deeply inhaled dust coats the;
throat and produces a rare and much-j
desired thirst, like honor's voice, j
When applied to the eyes it produces
lii.il uxiuiaui auu ucauni ji upjeirj
ance wnicn spanisn laaies eageny
seek in belladonna. So favorably is
this condition regarded that "to throw
dust in one's eyes" is a kindness that
has passed into a proverb.
On the skin, dust forms a friendly
and soothing covering, similar to the
down on a peach. Thus people who
do not pass the public library, where
the janitor sweeps all day, are corn-
peiled to keep pigments, pomades and j
runs AS COMMENT
THE COUNTRY WEEKLY.
The heart of the newspaper man in
h? Bm town is bound up with its
nterest-. the pages of the coun-
j J of the
community. The country newspaper
man meets his people and rejoices
with them in their success. If one of
the - family dies the newspaper man
; will spend half a day to get all the
"culars relating to the good deeds
the one who has passed away.
, Once in a great while the overworked
ZST " JJXZ
. "u -uUt.uu" m ail imhiu
, msu,, pointy peinto
but rarely. The country .newspaper
man is delighted if his business pays
him a small per cent each year. The
banker will be glad to take hia money
' - "'Jul, uu iua.il ii 1UI Bay o
the merchant cannot continue in bus!
at a per cent and loan it for sav 8;
ness with eess than a 20 per cent profit:
the farmer mav mak- thn.iaand ahove
his rightful labor in a year but it
isn't often that they sympatize with
tne editor who works to laud them
.. ui,. ... luc uumc " "
boosts the price of city property and
makes the price of farm property soar.
When a man has an extra good yield
of wheat, the newspaper prints a no
tice worth three or four dollars. That
makes his property worth more per
acre. When a man from a distance
wants to locate in a town, he sends
for a newspaper published in that town
and looks it over. He can then tell
just what the town amounts to. . The
newspaper is the gauge of the liveli
ness of the town. It is the index to
the prosperity of the community.
Many men and women today, do
ing men's and women's share of the
world's work, feel the handicap of the
lack of early school advantages. They
attain success, not because of their
lack in this particular, but in spite of
it. They cannot understand how boys
and girls, sent to school, often at the
greatest hardship and self-sacrifice by
their parents, can slight their oppor
tunities to prepare themselves for the
greatest possible degree of usefulness,
which application to their studies
would bring them. The boys and girls
who go to school to have a good time
not only waste their own opportuni
ties, they demoralize, to a certain and
sure degree, the entire student body.
They waste the time of those nearest
to them every day, definitely, and
they waste the time of the faculty
members, who thus are forced to
spend time enforcing discipline, which
should be given to the classroom. One
or two obstreperous students in a col
lege class can make much trouble, do
much positive harm, and consume the
time that belongs to others, with no
good result to themselves and only
worry and aggravation for those re
sponsible for the institution.
Boys and girls should be awake to
their opportunities. A few years and
the chance for schooling will be gone,
and they must face the world and its
responsibilities with or without the
advantages of an education. If they
slight the advantages offered, they
will have themselves to blame for the
handicap that will be theirs. No good
time ever is worth the price of wasted
opportunity. Emporia Gazette.
I ROM OTHER PENS
Omaha furnishes the latest instance
of hotel death trap catching fire in
the early morning and burning a num
ber of people. The dispatches describ
ing the tragedy tell a story that is ter
riby familiar. The building was old
and shaky. Two of the five stories of
the original structure had been re
moved by. order of the municipality
for the sake of safety, but apparently
the remnant of the house was deemed
good enough to serve as a hotel. Prob-
aoiy ill evciy uiij, uai ucuiauy in cults -
" ., 1.. v.
j m's7;nce7' of feCt 0 f tne Taws of
safety. Old shells are continued in use
aa hoteis and lodging houses that
Uould have long since been razed, and ,
tney serve their purposes well enoug.
! until some night there is a crossing
of electric wires an easy thing to
i happen in these "remodeled" rookeries
or an overheated furnace flue, or
' carelessness in the kitchen, and in a
flash the place is in flames. Having
been built without reference to any
I other law than that of business, to get i
the mcsst profit out of a, given space, I
the structure affords a minimum of
chances to the occupants for escape. ;
Usually fire escapes are worthless be-
cause merely sham observances of the
law, where there is any pretense at
meeting its requirements. . A building
j meeting modern safety standards couid
not possibly burn as freely as did
this Omaha hotel, and it would be
virtually impossible to trap any num
ber of guests even in case of a swift
blaze. But how many of the lower
grade places of public accommodation
are of this character. The Omaha Bee
makes it incumbent upon municipal
officials throughout the United States
to inspect rigorously all such estab-
and in case they are not
assuredly safe to prohibit their con- ;
tinnnl lise for such mirnoses Wooh- t
From the Philadelphia Record.! j
Time is - oney, but it isn't so scarce, t
Life Is a cocktail, in which we must
take tne bitter witn tne sweet.
Clothes don't make a man any more i
than a complexion makes a woman,
This may be a cold, cruel world, but
jts the best we have at the present
The fellow who asks for a girl's !
hand should be careful not to put his ,
foot in it.
The average girl is apt to be sur
prised that things 'can go amiss even
after she becomes a Mrs..
The great trouble with the fellow
with more money than brains is that
he hasn't brains enough to know it.
"Money talks," quoted the Wise Guy.
"So I've heard," replied the Simple
Mug, "but the best I ve ever been
aDle to get next to is the echo.
Tommy "Pop, what is an optimist?"
Tommy's Pop "An optimist, my son.
is any man who feels that he might
have been worse than he is."
She "You men seem to think that
a woman can't keep a secret." He
"Well er I should say that the aver
age woman was rather out of practice."
Hi OT A CENT.
Happy is the man who is content
With moderate wealth and store;
Unhappy he whose mind is bent
On ever gaining more.
The road of endless greed is long,
ine journey dark and rough;
So he but does himself a wrong
Who seeks more than enough;
For, with the piling up of wealth.
There comes the added care.
That when shall fail his strength and
Will eveiy joy impair.
And yet on one the habit grows
To dig, to drudge, to save;
i And ere a mortal hardly knows
His call comes from the grave.
Then people wonder and surmise.
When he has passed from earth;
And some are startled with surprise
When told what he was worth.
For, when his will is read, they find,
Whate'er his heart's Intent,
All that he had he left behind.
Nor took with him a cent.
Thomas F. Porter.
(By Calista Halsey Patchin.)
Easter was coming. There had
been a white Christmas. There had
been snow and sleet and blizzard;
trains delayed and telegraph wires
down. There had been a January
thaw, with relenting winds and drip
ping eaves. Then winter had snapped
back, black and bitter.
But it was well over now. Janet
Bayne had ben down in the pasture
lot that morning, and had seen how
the pussy willows were growing pale
yellow, and she had heard the running
water sing under the ice.
"Let's color a lot of Easter eggs
this year, mother," she said, "in all
the old ways you know and used to
do. And, oh, mother, don't you re
member how when you had colored
them purple with logwood and yellow
with madder, you used to do 'calico
eggs?' Let's have some of those, too."
"Why, Janet, what's set you off so?
What would we do with them? Just
for us two no children. I mean no
little children." For Janet's youth
was a cherished fiction with them.
Her thirty-five years counted as noth
ing against her mother's insistence
in her attitude of perpetual girlhood.
"I know, mother, we're really two
old women. But somehow I'd like to
to do a lot of young things this spring.
I just seem to want to."
"Well, we Just will, dear. I think
myself it would be lovely. We'll be
gin today saving up eggs for my little
girl. I wonder if you can find any
pieces of your old calico dresses, Ja
net? You know we don't wear calico
much any more; it's all gingham and
Together they looked through the
old chest that was full of little rolls
of dress goods, silk and satin, cash
mere and delaine.
"I wish I had one, just one, of my
girl dresses," siged Janet.
"Yes, dear, but we let them down
and made them over, till they were
worn out. You never had a dress you
didn't look pretty in, Janet."
"O, I remember this lawn. I spoke
a piece in it the last day of school. I
wore a wreath of myrtle and snow
drops the big white berries. My,
but it was heavy!"
"There's a pretty piece," said her
"Oh. that mother, that's the dress
Donald thought was so pretty."
It was the first time in years that
she had spoken his name. They had
their reserves, these two women who
lived so close together. But they
seemed to have gone back years.
"What was the matter, Janet? I've
"It was so little," said she wearily,
"almost nothing. It was one Easter
day. For years I thought he would
come back. Sometimes I think even
She was rummaging in the till of
the chest. There were old letters,
broken trinkets. murmurous sea
shells. Presently she sat on the floor
with something in her hands that was
dry and withered and gray.
"Some people call it the Jericho
rose. Donald gave it to me. He call
ed it the resurrection rose. If you put
it in water, no matter how dry and
dead it seems, it will grow green and
unfold and be a living plant again.
Donald said so!"
"Try it, Janet; it will be curious to
She put the queer, dead thing in
. T3..4. ., wl,.t rk.
had made up her mind to. If it was
dead Past all recall she was never
Once1 for an she was gmg f "get
BuTu ft stirred-if if gfew-?f it
Th it n,m.M TTtear, it
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THE EVENING TORYJ
should mean, just one thing Donald , do this?" meaning. Have I your per
would be coming back. mission to do this? The use of the
When she came back into the living ' proper word in the proper place is ;
room the one rich woman of the little j
Yynwn stilt? L'aiitc uov.. a uiiu 111c iiviun
village was there.
"I'm in trouble," Miss Prescott was
saying. "You will help me oot won't 1 There is another inaccuracy that al
you ? I am going to the Bermudas for i ways amuses me. If you meet a
Easter. I just must have some fresh, , friend who has been suffering with a
new things, and I just can't wear : coId and ask, "How is your cold?"
ready-mades. And I like your fitting." j and Bhe answers, "Better, thank you,"
So Janet and her mother bent to . you say you are glad. But ought you
their work for a busy week. The j not reaiiy to be sorry to hear that
money would help to buy fertilizer in Buch an affliction as a cold in the head
the spring for the little farm. .. flourishing condition? T
Just think, mother. Bermuda! And
it's as easy for her as for us to ge
Miss Prescott sailed away to Ber
muda, and on the boat, as In her lit
tle village and in the city when she
chose to Invade it, she held her own
nM,inn that she shoniH it t I
the captain's table, and also that, being
the captain's table, and also that, being
a good sailor, she should be always
at the table anc" on deck, and first and
last, should see a good deal of Capt.
Donald Maynard. There was one day
of rough weather, which sent most of
the passengers to the cabin, but he
found her on deck, facing the wind
and the spray.
"The stormy Petrel!" he said, sa
luting. "I wouldn't miss a minute of it," she
said, breathlessly and holding on with
both hands. ."If you could see the
land-locked little village I live In at
home! The only trouble Is we get to
Bermuda too soon."
"I never thought so before, but really
I do this time," he said in a tone that
brought a flush to her face.
They were in Bermuda now, walking
about in the soft southern air, giving
themselves up to the charm of sea and
sky, but first of all going through the
traveler's sacred rite of sending post
cards home. She had her hands full,
and spent a busy half hour addressing
them. The last one and the prettiest of
all was to Janet.
"Shall I mail them for you?" -aked
"Oh, if you will," she smiled up at
him. It was pleasant to have hint do
things for her. She was glad she had
come to Bermuda. She was glad she
was going home on his boat.
"I beg your pardon," he said, as his
eye fell on the address of the topmost
card. "But your writing. In spite of Its
being the tall architectural kind, is so
very plain I couldn't help seeing. I
used to know a Janet Bayne. Could
it, I wonder, be the same? She did
not live in Wickham."
"She might have moved."
"The Janet Bayne I knew had lovely
gray eyes, with long black lashes, a
broad, low brow, brown hair, with a
wave In it, and and a lovely voice,
"She has them yet. I am sure it Is
"Please tell me all about her." And
she told him.
"I never knew her father died. And
to think of those two women trying
to run a farm!" Suddenly he felt him
self a derelict. Why had he not known?
"I am going to Wickham to look up
my old friends," he said the next
morning. "It will be a pleasure to see
"A pleasure, I fear, which will be
denied me," she smiled. "I am going
to Florida for the next two months."
Easter was coming fast now. For
days the gray resurrection rose lay
dry and dead in the water where she
had placed it. Janet looked at it
drearily. Nothing was going to happen.
She crushed back the hope .that had
sprung up in her heart, like the water
singing under the ice. And then she
thought how foolish to stake so much
on the fate of a flower. Still she
watched, and at last one morning it
as not as gray; there surely
was a breath of green. The fronds had
loosened a little their jealous hold on
the gray secret they had kept so long.
She knew what it meant. It meant
life and love. It meant that Donald
was coming back; that-somewhere he,
too, was ren"embering. .
She went about the house singing;
she opened the windows to the south
wind. Day by day she grew younger
till her mother noted her gay spirits.
And then came Easter eve and nothing
had happened. No letter she had
thought perhaps there would be a let
ter. The Easter eggs were piled In a bas
ket on the table, a pyramid of gorgeous
color. And in the window the rose
bloomed. She went out into the warm
spring air, walking restlessly up and
Some one was coming by, some one
who hesitated at the gate and then
came quickly u the walk to meet her.
"I've came back, Janet! ne saia.
"I knew you would," she answered.
He held out his arms and she went
to him, as though he had never been
The resurrection rose had not
bloomed in vain (Copyright. 1913. by
the McCIure Newspaper Syndicate.)
Bt KDT8 CAXltltOK.
Saying What You Means
When 1 was a very little girl, if I
made a slip of the tongue, my big
brother used to say to me, "Why don't
you say what you mean, Ruth, not
mean what you say?"
And then I puzzled my small brain
over the difference, if there was one,
and over the joke, if that was what it
was Intended to be.
I often think of that nowadays
when I hear people failing to say what
they mean. And that, it seems to me,
is very often. It may be because we
are too much in a hurry to bother, or
It may be because we lack Intellectual
training to make us accurate, but it
surely seems to me that very few of
the ordinary people we meet and talk
to are absolutely accurate speakers. We
make ourselves understood well
enough, but we don't say exactly what
For instance, people often say to me,
. . . . i.nAn, ... V. tn.A it la?' A wA
whenever they do I am tempted to
rr'loeicallv ' by mpy saying
U,-f i ?k t "what
! What they meant to say is, "What
! I- if" Or "TleaR tell m what
Yes" or No, ' as tne case may De.
time is it?" Or, "Please tell me what
time it is." And so, knowing how of
ten I fail in logical speech myself, I
answer the intention rather than the
1 think my own most common mis-
take in the use of accurate English is
to begin a letter of thanks, "I want
to thank you." Whenever I catch my-
self using that silly phrase I say to
myself, "Then why don't you?" And
if I am not too lazy I begin the let-
.a- mop ncrain hv writinflr fttmnlv "I
i .- " -
1 thank vou.
j misplacement of the negative or
J modifier is a most common
i accuracy. Also the- wrong use of
j can and may Of course no one fails
i to understand when you say, "Can I
. . r
simply an accuracy of speech which is
a hall mark of the educated and logical
'" thA r. m whn Vii
call this hyper-accuracy. Perhaps it
is, but I know I am not the only per
son in the world who has thought
about this, for Just the other day I
asked, "How is your cold?" of a friend
who is a very logical and rather whlm-
sical person, and he answered prompt
"Finely, thank you and I'm about
as miserable as possi me
lt was that discovery of a mind-
mate in this matter that made me feel
there must be others who would be in
terested, and so gave me courage to
write about it.
From the Chicago News.
A patched up quarrel is better than
a new one.
Love and whisky make some men do
a lot of queer things.
A wise man Is one who Isn't as many
kinds of a fool as the average.
We would like to believe In earthly
angels, but they simply won't let us.
A spinster has given up hope when
she quits reading the marriage notices.
No, Cordelia, an inquisitive person
isn't necessarily a questionable charac
ter. A widow's idea of letting a man win
her Is to first catch him in a web
of her own spinning.
It mav be that women dislike cierars
because they are always arrayed in i
common, everyday wrappers. !
Virtue may be its own reward, but
that is no excuse for a man's allowing
himself to develop into a "good thing."
Somehow the average woman's heart
aches a good deal more for the poor
heathen abroad than It does for the
dirty children in the next block.
ON THE SPUR
Of THE MOMENT
BY ROY K. MOULTON.
The Good Old Times.
Ses Lemuel Hicks, sex he to me.
The times ain't like what they used to be.
When a feller could go with a ten-cent
And git enough bacon for to grease
The pancake griddle all nice and neat
And then have a good chunk left to eat.
Then butter was 15 cents a pound
And we always had enough to gc round;
A feller could go with a dollar bill
And a whole blamed grocery order fill.
But nowadays fer a five banknote
A feller can't git morn'n he can tote
Right home in the pocket of his overcoat.
Beats all how fer a feller could go
On a dollar back forty years or so.
But prices are gettln' so gol dum high
We'll all eat hay like a boss bime by.
Them good old days we will see no more
When a man with a dollar could buy out
But there Is one thing that we must allow.
There wa'nt so many dollars as there
are right bow.
Caught on the Fly.
Anyhow, there Is one thing about the
new president of France to admire, lie
has a very handsome wife.
A Harvard professor says the pigeon
lives an Intellectual life. But. even at
that, who wants to be a pigeon?
It does not look as though ail the mem
bers of the Princeton alumni will get iet
offices under the government.
If the lawyers can't save the billionaires
from the Pujo committee. It is necessary
to fall back on the doctors.
vhat Chicago needs is elevated trains
that will not only stay on time, but on the
track as well.
Germans make 9.000.000 cigarette an
nually, but they know better than to
smoke them. They send them to America.
It's a mighty mean man or woman
who can be kind to dumb animals,
but never has a word of cheer for
members of the family. And there
are a heap too rr ny of just that kind
of mean folk on earth.
The worst of the species is perhaps
the woman who coddles a lapdog, but
never smiles at her husband across
the breakfast table. She is the same
woman who hasn't time to look after
the needs of her children, but gives
many days and uses up much news
paper space In preparing to celebrate
the birthday of a dyspeptic and
wheezy Pomeranian. Her husband's
cold is merely an annoyance; when
Toodles sneezes it Is a calamity.
This sort of woman calls herself
sympathetic. She is merely a moral
pervert. Even her interest in her"
pampered pets is a pose. She spends
to maintain that disgusting pose time,
energy and money enough to regen
erate a human life.
Hardly less contemptible is the
man whose affection for horses and
dogs crowds out of his warped life
affection for his wife. There are
more "dog-mammas" than "horso
fiends." and for that reason the man
gets less than his share of the con
tempt of right minded folk. But
while the man who is slighted for a
nasty tempered bundle of canine
flesh and hair swears and feels like
wrecking the furniture, there's many
a woman who would like to poison
the horse that seems to have the
great share of the affection that she
hungers for. The woman who sits
neglected while her husband whistles
about the stables has more ground
for divorce than most of those who
are drawing alimony.
Perhaps Old Doc Houser of Pucky
huddle had the right idea about the
matter. Said Doc: "If I was making
th' laws for this country I would
prohibit dog-mommers from marryin'
anybody but horse-worshipers. Not
that I ve got anything against the man
who Iove a ood horse, providing
I " -ore than his w
nor against the woman that likes a
' regular dog and not one of these
. e k nttle brutes that et mora
I ?5BKy.."",e. .ru.te ""11 gets more
care than a baby. I love animals.
myself. But it's a pity to spoil two
homes by splitting up a pair of folks
that are animal worshipers. I'd hook
'em up together, so that mommer
I could, sit at the table and feed Toodles
soft boiled eggs and angel food while
popper was down at the barn calling
j his favorite saddle animal the pet
' names that ought to be saved for the
women folks." (Copyright. 191S, by
the McCIure Newspaper Syndicate.)
The Worry Habit.
A man said to me recently: "Why, you
Just must worry about some things." 1
was surprised to hear him say it, for,
generally speaking, women are supposed
to be the "worriers." In fact, usually
take it upon themselves to do enough
for the entire family, and if they are a
little pressed for time, lie awake nights
to catch up with a few thev did not have
. . ... -
llm,"0r i . useless open
i operation, and causes
ore needless wear and tear uDnn mind
and body than ten times the same amount
of strength used In work. It soon spoil
all the good looks a woman has and ruins
her health. Don't do it.
If it is something that should be helped
and you can do It, n0 matter how haid
the effort or strength required, get bus)
and do it. If it can't be helped, then ell
the worrying will not change It, so fot
get It, and put your mind on something
good you can do. Lillian Russell, famous
for vears for her beauty, has never wor
ried. I have seen her dress In bare, barn-like
dressing rooms; her manager tells me he
has been obliged to ask her to dress In a
hall where she only had a screen, a
mirror and her wardrobe trunk; but not a
worry line on her face nor word of
con-pltlnt. We have the worry habit, and
then wonder why we grow old and cannot
keep our youth as she has done. Many
women worry because they cannot have
more money to spend, about their chil
dren in school and at play, about the
roast In the oven or the dinner not
planned, about the dressmaker; In fact
everything that enters Into their lives
has to be worried over about so much be
fore it can be done. Then this woman be
comes a nervous woman, a nagging wont
an and the home anything but a delight
ful, happy place to live.
Every man and woman should discour
age the worrying habit. , Train our
minds not to worry by the constant ex
ercise of our will power, just as we train
our hands to sew, crochet or run a. type
writer or play the piano. Why should we
Just "naturally worry" any more than we
should "naturally" do any of these
It is bound to be destructive rather than
constructive mental activity. There In
only one way which I can see to provide
against worry and that is, have sufficient
ability t0 plan whatever work you are en
gaged in doing, and then stick to K
through thick and thin until finished; or
If not finished and has to be left for an
ot.. dcy, lock It up or do something
with It, but don't carry It around oa
your shoulders until the time comes
Meals must be planned In advance
ularly; the marketing done In the lans
manner. Then there Is the washing, lroe
shopping, entertaining, all a part of this
great proiession, housekeeping, which re-
quires more " Drain man brawn and
system more than all else.
Happy Is the woman who possesses
this executive ability, for she will be wrl
and strong, good to look at ana wul not
SAYS UNCLE GAV
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