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20, 1913. QTcpeka tatf Journal B FRANK P. MACLESNAJi. rEntered July L 1875. as second-class matter at the posto (Tlce at Topeka. Kan, tr -r the act of congress.1 VOLUME XXXV No- 64 Off! rial State Paper. Official Paper City of Topeka- TERMS OF KrrasrRTPTTOI Pafly edition, delivered br carrier 10 cents a week to any part of Tpek; or auburbs. or at the sa e price In nrJz521 as town where the paper has a earner evste . 5T man one var 't cn By mull, mi ,v,-t, 1 Z- By mail. 100 davn. trial order 1 no TELF.PFTCi'NES. Private branch exchange. Can M ana sit the Ftate Journal operator for Per" on or department desired. - Topeka State Journal building ml g(M Kansas avenue, corner Elshtn. New York Office- 250 Fifth avenue Pa"! Rlnck manager. ,i ChI-go Office: Mailers building. aui Block, manager. i Boston Officer Tremont Building. a, T ;k. manager. . rn.I, LEASED WTRF REPORT OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. The State Journal Is a member of the Associated Press and receives the full day telegraph report of that great news or ganization for the exclusive afternoon publication In Topeka. The news Is received In The State Jour nal bt-ildlne over wires for this sole pur pose. President Wilson shaves himself, but so does Secretary Bryan for that matter. There are always two sides to a Question but there is never more than one- right side. Doc Cook " is suing a Los Angeles man for libel. Has he spent all that money, already. . In the South spring is not consider ed duly installed until the mint julep makes its appearance. Now that the hotel men of Kansas have got the law they wanted, will there be any improvement in the menu? Aguinaldo is planning a visit to the United States. A reunion between him and General Funston should be ar ranged. The trouble with Julian Hawthorne is that he quit writing mere fiction and began inditing the kind that is indictable. The ground hog's term of office as controller of the weather having ex pired you can now take off your schedule K's. In all this discussion regarding wages for working girls nobody ap pears to have given any consideration to wages for housewives. Chicago janitors are about to strike for more pay because the number of buttons on the dresses of the women tenants has been increased. A grandson of Longfellow's is a street car conductor and a son of Nathaniel Hawthorne's is under sen tence to prison for selling "blue sky." There is a tribe of people in New Guinea who refuse the white man's c ilization. A bottle of whisky placed at their very doors remains untouched. Somebody who is keeping tally says SI states of the necessary 36 have ratified the amendment providing for popular election of United States sena tors. It has been ascertained by boring into it, that the head of the Egyptian Sphinx is hollow. A similar experiment on some people might produce a like result. Fred Collier remarks that: "In all parts of the country many newly made state laws will now be ferried over the Styx and placed with the other-' dead ones." A scientist asks: "How was man distributed on the earth?" If he wishes to ascertain how he is distrib uted now, all he has to do is to attend a big aviation meet. An American colonel on this side of the boundary is acting as referee in the Mexican fight. When 5:30 p. m. came Thursday he sent word over to cease firing and the battle stopped for tha night. "No administration," says Sereno Payne, "ever inherited such a full treasury as this one." And the Wash ington Post replies, "Yes, it's quite different from the one the last Demo cratic president inherited." President Wilson, it seems, has de cided to follow the lead of his pre decessor and urge upon congress the adoption of the budget system in gov ernment finances. The president ap pears to know a good thing when he sees it and has no hesitation in adopt ing an idea of which he approves, re gardless of where it comes from. Uncle Joe Cannon is planning a trip around the world. Perhaps in that way he may find some scheme for disposing of the time between midnight and bed time, which he says has hitherto been hanging heavily on his hands. Uncle Joe is only 77 and being temporarily! relieved from the cares of state, and j having sold his farm he must find j some way to work on: his surplus en ergy. How far the transportation business j is outrunning farm production is ; shown by some comparisons made by the bureau of railway economics. In the last census period the main line trackage of railroads increased 29 per cent, and the area of improved farms increased 15 per cent, but the area de voted to crops increased only 10. Tha ton-miles of the railroads, which show the density of the traffic, in- creased more than the mileage did, ! and what may be called the output of j the railroads increased more than ten i times as fast as that of farms. The purchasing power of 1,000 bushels of grain has increased 25 per cent, while the purchasing power of the receipts from a given ton-mileage of railroads has declined substantially. The w all Street Journal has shown that the in crease in the vaiue of farms was much greater than that of the value of railroads. CWVBaiXMEBVCOMMISSIOX. The message which Governor Hodges submitted to the legislature shortly previous to its adjournment, in which he suggested a change from the present system of state government to the commission form is attracting much attention throughout the coun try. Many newspapers comment favor ably upon it and few make serious ob jections except in the east where there l appears a disposition to regard it as one of what they call the "vagaries" I ' 1 J uurn. a mes. of Kansas. It seems on the whole to Manhattan is complaining that some be much more favorably received than Snco CU?"cS?. Neighbors ' shomi was the plan of commission govern- not be R(J tic sse'8aDora sno-lJ ment for cities when it first made its Tom MorgSLn perpetrates th,s one: appearance. "The government ought to feel as- The system as applied to cities has . sured of making one judgment stick been a marked success urd few there if it gets it. In the nature of things are perhaps that would return to the old way. The view that government of towns, counties and states should be conduct- ed more on business principles than it has been done in the past is gaining grouna sieaauy ana wie ramiuuoiuu plan of managing certain departments of public affairs is being extended in states and in the nation. One of the strong features of the svstem is that those responsible for " good or bad" results always can be lo- ; cated and come at and another is the tendency to eliminate partisan politics. The people will have two years at the least in which to think over and discuss the proposition and to decide whether or not they want it. It is al ready being considered seriously both in Colorado and Oregon. The feeling is widespread that there must be a better way of carrying on public business than that pursued in the past and it has manifested itself in demands for the initiative, referen dum, recall and other socalled re forms. The best way is none too good for Kansas. WHY GIRLS LEAVE HOME. Supplemental, as it may be called, to the Investigations which are going on in Illinois and other places, to ascer tain why girls go wrong, some settle ment workers in Nebraska have been conducting an inquiry as to what causes girls to leave the farm. They report that tlrere were no two cases in some hundreds examined that were exactly alike. One girl left home because her "fellow" becam, engaged , w ttnutuci v" o - - to get rid of a persistent lover whom she could not endure, another wanted a better education than she could get at home where she had passed through the grade school, another wanted to learn some business occupation as she preferred that to school teaching or housework, another left home because she had twice failed to pass an exam ination to enter college although she had done her best, and so on through the hundreds examined. Then comes someone with the gen eralization declaring that girls leave the farm and seek the city because of loneliness and want of society in the country. In the inquiries being made in the cities, probably any attempt at gen eralization will be found just as useless as was that among the Nebraska farms. It is doubtful that any basis for in telligent legislative administration will , be discovered. Primarily girls must be fed, clothed and provided with means of ; association with other persons of their; own age and class. It is doubted that j the state can find a way to do tnis or to compel anybody else to do it. it does not seem to be so much a matter for legal enactment as for Intelligent work on the part of parents and society. BUSINESS IS SERENE. It speaks well for the stability of our institutions and form of govern- ment that an entire change of admin- istration and of political power can take place, such as that on the fourth of this month, with so little dis- turbance of business. : The effect or lack of effect on the commercial world, of the coming into power of the Democrat party is strong- w set forth bv Henrv Clews in his Financial Review as follows: "The business situation at home con tinues satisfactory. There has been no abatement in the activity of the last few months. The open winter has en couraged outdoor work to an unusual degree. The crop outlook thus far is entirely satisfactory. ' Many industrial establishments are running full time. Our railroads are overpressed with traf fic, and reporting encouraging gains in earnings. Clearing house returns have for weeks past shown liberal increases over last year. Less is now heard about tariff discussion for the reason that many lines of business have al ready amply discounted probable changes. "The extra session of congress will soon be called and the subject will come up for acute discussion, which may induce more or less hesitancy un til this important problem is adjusted. The new administration has thus far caused no jolts. On the contrary its policy appears to have been to avoid disturbance. If all accounts are true the new attorney general is likely to follow somewhat on the policy of his predecessor, but the r&ports tf a more radical policy toward Standard Oil, American Tobacco and the Union Pa cific merger have thus far proved un founded. "In general trade there is a con- servative policy, and transactions are largely of a hand-to-mouth character. No signs of over-trading exist any- where, and our markets are generally carrying light or moderate supplies of merchandise. Consumption is so well sustained that there is an abundant opportunity for enlarged activity as soon as existing restraints from uncer- . tainty disappear " JAYHAWKER JOTS Fort Scott is looking forward to an interurban connection with Pittsburg. In LaHarpe five of the twelve nomi nees for city offices this spring are women. Frank Allgood has started a bakery at Edna. Something suggestive in that name. Chase county claims the proud dis tinction of having no criminal cases on her court docket. News of a new ten million well fn-mo ; frm the gas district. Gas, gas every- the Banana Trust ought to slip up on Everybody in Kansas will be almighty glad, says the Lawrence Gazette tr. . lAorn 3 . j . .. ' ! elected heedi for a publisher of the Workman, the official paper or tne A. J. U. W. for Kansas How about the subscribers to the Sun? Two women disputed the ownership of a prop to a clothesline at Curran ville. One had the other arrested. When the case came to trial in a Oin-an. vflf Iiicll.. .,-. -t mQ ' and promptly rendered a verdict of not guilty. ON THE SPVR OF ThE MOMENT BY ROY K . MOOTON. Sour Grapes. These here new fangled auto cars are handy, it must be confessed. But when it comes to pleasure I enjoy the old bay mare the best. When I go out joy ridin' with my best gal sittin' by my side, I know that I will git back hum, for my old mare is true and tried. She never makes me walk nine miles to find a country blacksmith shop. Where I kin get her tires repaired. I'm not afraid of any cop. She's got it forty ways upon a snort in' sneezin gas machine. And she's the best old sparkin' plug that me and my gal's ever seen. Her carburetor works fust rate, her coolin' system is immense, And you kin run her all day long and at a very light expense. She's never laid up fer repairs, she she Umges OTS.'SS she's very aociie nag. The speed laws she don't violate and I have never yet got pinched, For safe and sane enjoyment, I have surely got the method cinched. No folks that walk are cussin' me. I don't -scare 'em out of their boots By runfTin' up behind 'em quick and lettin' out a lot of toots. She don't use up no gasoline or balk or back or wheeze a bit. She kin go by a roadhouse without try ing to turn in to it. I didn't have to pay no mortgage on my house when I got her. My creditors don't stand and wonder what on earth I bought her fer. She s good for many seasons and each year she don't go out of style And make me buy a new one every spring and lose my hard earned pile. She never yet has tossed me out Into a tree to break my neck. Of course, the autos are all right, but give me my old mare, by heck. GLOBE SIGHTS BY THE ATCHISON GLOBE. The damage is always overestimated. Don't Sell VOur Aid In rn ... T . io your neignoor. Most people refer to the other crowd as a "certain element." Some people never think of climbing when they want to get up in the world. It occurs to us that the gent who de vised the calendar allowed March too much time. Accusation amounts to conviction In the minds of so many people that you should be careful. aS3&lZS'tobi& tling the fact. You may have observed that the early SSTpeSSh'SSdr fr0St-bltten Uke Many (ood faJdlst eem tQ based their teachings on the theory that what is good isn't good for you. Nature is supposed to be a clever man ager, but the frost which pinches the peacn Duas usually spares the prune crop. As was expected, the hatters haven't lost their cunning, and the spring styles In men's headgear look a little worse than those of last fall. Subject for the coming debate of the Lancaster Literary society: "Resolved, That It Is better to throw cold water and be considered a knocker, than to tell a few white ones and be a hypocrite." POINT, il nivtiKArr. From the Chicago News. A singed cat dreads an open faced stove. It's a poor road that can't acquire a gasoline odor. An ounce of done is worth more than a ton of going to do. It doesn't take a very big compliment to swell a small head. No great length of time is required to give a young doctor a wise look. Two young people no sooner fall in love than they begin to fall out. This is a hustling age and the lunch counter habit will help you to hurry through. It takes the average man half as long to get hot under the collar as it does to cool off. When a girl meets a young man after j her own heart she hopes that he will ask for her hand. It takes a clever man to sidetrack a widow who has made up her mind to annex him. and he must be bard hearted, too. Did you ever notice with what fiendish delight a woman emphasizes her superior knowledge over a man every time she gets a chance? The average woman asks her husband if he loves her in the same tone that she asks the grocer if the eggs ho has in stock axe nice and fresh. BY. TEE WAY BT HARTKT PARSONS. 11 While baiting a bunch of suffragettes, j tne Lionaon mob shouted: "Go home to your children." We marvel not that the mob got no answer to the invita tion, as it is generally understood that a suffragette refers to them as "off spring." The title of "best chief in America" was conferred by ex-President Roose velt upon the official most recently canned In Cleveland, Ohio. The title: "Seven best little governors" was also conferred in the same spirit by the same professional conferer and the pre fix "ex-" prevails when they are men tioned collectively. Maybe Dr. Ftiedmann has a cure for tuberculosis, but the American public is wary. It falls for the old established skin games, and continues to buy the gold brick and the federal building, but shies at anything new. If the Doc is a shark, he has made a mistake. He should have sold mining stock. About all the interest we can take in the trial of the preacher is a hope that a set of false teeth will not be declared a deadly weapon. British newspaper holds that Mr. Bryan's co&vatulation to Ireland on the success of home rule was "indis creet." British newspaper should re- member that an Irishman, particularly one wearing a name like "Bryan," will say what he sees fit to say on the Seventeenth of March, and that all the sassenacn soldiers can t stop mm. 'i. ne "Siventeenth av Ireland" is not a day of diplomacy with the Irish. The decadence of the whisker, as a Democratic emblem, is most noticeable at the present time. A slant at Presi dent Wilson and his cabinet, followed by a glance at the amalgamated pic ture of the Kansas legislature, are of fered in evidence. The 1913 Kansas legislature assayed a lower percentage of whiskers to the ton than any leg- islature in the history of Kansas. We spot, upon the instant, but two whisker- uci er who were appoinrea to oirice oy tne ciean-snaven governor; those worn by Rev. Jerry Botkin are clean, short - cropped and dignified, they are not of the chest-warmer type, and nearly any- one would wear whiskers if he could make them look like those worn by Harrison Parkman. Harrison looks like Journet, the grand opera basso, Otherwise, he is all right, and his whisker shall not be charged up against him. And as for good old Jerry, he could wear any style, from Van Dyke to side- i'n.ic. ii ui germ- catcher, and still be classifed as a saint in politics. But kindly pipe this absence of the! T nn-nA.. T . T ucuiuviav;, Jill jrcam agUIlC, even J I U II- jaw Brown wore a full and unexpur gated crop of chinchillas. Forty years ago, three out of five senate reporters were strangers to the barber. Now, a senate reporter with a mustache would be considered de trop, and could never enter the inner circles. Truly, ve rily et cetera, the barber Is in the ascendance. at least politically. VZJSiJli1 .... - .iT "'.TT ": ing" the militant- suffragettes will not cure them. Trephining is the opera tion they need. i SAYS UNCLE GAV Any man can succeed who gets des perate early enough in life. There's nothing very mysterious ahont the fact that most of our successful men hnn the hard rnwa of nnvortv in hnvhnmi Fate very kindly put them up against a game so hard that thev got tired of it good and tired, desperately tired i the ros garden, where he had taken before they learned anything of the her after tea. He could hear her light lazy life. Their desperation gave them laughter on the gallery where his sister the impetus that carried them to the dispensed refreshments to callers who goal. Fifteen hours' work a day, with dropped in to greet the members ot a hot supper and a clean bed at the her small house party, end of it, looks pretty good to the ma- Peter bit savagely through a cigar, jority of men who have come up by tossed it away and started toward tha that road. It lool i like dire hardships river. A brisk row up stream might to the boy who has already that kind of put him in shape to endure dinner a supper and that kind of a bed. Hence, where Dolly, dear, radiant little Dol he doesn't get the shove that circum- . ly, would lift her wonderful eyes to stances give to the lad who doesn't the lucky fellow, who could teach her like his present condition. Therein lies what life meant when love had tuned his handicap, and it Is a very real one. ; her heart in harmony with his. Out Hard work repulses him while It at- of the dusk they seemed to smile in tratto i f a nnniiriiTitiv iinfnrtiinatA derision at his pain, those wraith- neighbor. Hence the invincibleness of . the self-made man. ncnratir.ii i. wnnrier-f nil v Horifvinp ' to the vision. You can see farther and hotter through a clonrl nf hard luck than through the biggest telescope ever built, if the luck is thick enough and hard enough. You can do what you , have to do. If you feel that you ! have to get out of the ruts of shiftless habits, have to climb from the slough . of defeat, or attempt the mountain of ambition, you'll do it. And you won't ' do it until you are afraid to do other wise, until you have shut from your mind every suggestion of a possibility of any other course. Nothing multiplies human strength so greatly as a crisis. But a crisis never does you any good unless you recog nize it. In order to get its shove Into j action, you have to know that your j case is desperate and just what is go- oars and rested, listening. The name ing to happen to you if you don't make j Dolly caught his attention, good. That is the superlatively dyna- "Dolly is certainly in love with mic frame of mind. There's more en-1 him. It will be a fine match if he ergy in that mental state than dyna- only remains true to her. but you mite or the faith that moves mountains, know how lightly he takes such af Faith may fail you, but the knowledge fairs. He will probably break her that you've got to move or get smashed heart." never does. In the latter case, you "You can't tell about a man," came don't consider any alternative you get a aeep voice in reply. "She may be up and "git!" j able to hold him. I'll wager that every Most of us would be better off If we eligible fellow in this place has pro could occasionall. feel that cold trickle pose(j to Dolly this past week." of desperation along our spines. It ..He wm probably break her heart." never fails to do the business. It's ; The words stayed in Peter's brain. IS the greatest accelerator of human en- i any man h urt Dolly, he would have to known. You can do anything in life if you get desperate before you get . fossilized. (Copyright. 1913, by the Mc Clure Newspaper Syndicate.) Giving Him a Shock. "Miss Dubbkins Marietta " stam mered Wimpleton, nervously, "er wow will yuh you mum mum marry me?" "Don't you ever ask me a question like that again, Reginald Wimpleton," replied the girl, proudly. "Bub but whuh hy, mum Mari etta?" stuttered Wimpleton. "I lul lul love you dud devotedly, and " "Because," the fair girl answered, firmly, "because it will not be neces sary for you to subject yourself to the nervous strain. I will." Harper's Weekly. Nell "He actually begged me to kiss him." Belle "What did you say?" Nell "I told him I might be sorry for it after ward." Belle "And were your WOMAN WINS. I'm for patient, loving woman, whether Door or rich gown. She Is on the road to glory and you just can't keep her down! There's my little wife Roxana; she's as artless as can be, Yet she's not so simple, mark you, but she gets the best of me! If you try to best a woman when dis cussing something grave She'll come bobbing up in triumph like a cork on the wave. Then before you've time to meet her witls a sermon on her doom. She'll have floored you with an adjective and chased you from the room! ! Man Has sense, but woman senses of a kind to cause dismay, And can tell a man's chief weakness when he's half a mile away. She can scent a winter bargain wltb tho cunning of a fox, And best all her male contenders to the shop by twenty blocks! That is why I bow to woman, noble, pure. and sweet withal Bow before her gentle wisdom, kneel and knuckle, aye, and crawl! Los Angeles Express. THE EVENING STORY Peter's enalty. (By A. Maria Crawford.) "Peter, are you trying to make love to me? Please don't! It isn't as if I didn't unaerstand." went on Dolly. desperately. "I have gone about a good deal, you know, and I don't ex- pect the brothers of the girls I visit to pretend to love me any more. In other words, Peter, I'm sophistl- cated." "At 20?" Peter smiled in maddening, big brother fashion. t "Yes. A woman at 20 is as'old as a man at 3.V "Oh, I say, Dolly, don't run it up on me because my hair has turned gray since you came." "Since r came? How can you tell Riiph stories RhnmAlpsslT? TWiti' vntl I vnnw that t r-omemho. vnn aHo inua j t0 my sister Evelyn six years ago when she visited your sister Mary? I I recall that Evelyn thought you quite distingushed because of that same j gray hair." ) "what do you think about me?" ..Juat what T thlnk o Xed Vincent, ' Harry Martin and the rest of the men ! here. Yon ar all cha.rminr dinner. j dance and driving companions," laugh- : rmiw hQiricr k- ot hi j peter thought that all the gold of the ; fi- must have been snared into the coils of curly hair above her piquant, smiling face. "You are the prettiest girl who ever came to this town. I don't believe there are eyes anywhere in the world b, vours." Dolly meditated, then looked up at him frankly. "Peter," she said quiet be friends ly, "drop this role of pretended lover. I need a friend like I WU. "You have lovers enough, I sup pose,'' he returned angrily. "I didn't mean that, but I hate the idea of pretense in anything." "How can you know what is in my heart? It's impossible." "I can judge a man's attitude to one woman by his attitude to other women all his life. You make lnve ton eaj;ilv. I Peter, to be honest about it. When a i" earnest, the words don't tr trip off his tongue as easily as yours.1 'That's because I am a lawyer. 1 am always serious. Every case is vitally important to me." "Yes, I know, Peter. I must be about the ninety-ninth case." "I had reference to professional cases." "Lovemaking has grown to be a sort of profession with you. hasn't it, Peter? Sorry you won't be my friend. 'I need advice, for I am really in love. '. And before his stunned senses could comprehend what her announcement meant to him, she was gone out of like, shadowy women who had gone before. ie naa never expected them to take him seriously. Women, he thought, were discriminating enough to know that a man was not alwavs in love when he held a soft hand a trifle longer than was necessary for a mere friendly clasp. It was not his fault if any of them had been hurt. Every woman expected to be told that she was sweet and pretty, He had said, "I love you" to many girls, but never before had a pain settled about fingers closed hia heart as if giant around that vital or- " gan and pressed down. Love was , 111 no.ee. ... c not the pretty dream poets had con--l"66 the Battle of Hastings. Inci ceived, it was a dead weight crush- dentally two of the tour could not tell ing in a man's chest so that his '"hat that battle stood for in English lungs no longer took and gave the air h'f wI,y ,1 waf f. lnZ?rtaJ,t freely with healthy animal life. He heard the faint splash of dipping and takins up his oars, turned back home. It was a gay and fascinating Dol ly in a delicate shade of her favorite blue, who sat beside Billy Carter across the flower-decked table from Peter that evening at dinner. Peter had al ways disliked Billy Carter, and now he found himself openly scowling at the happy young fellow who, in the light of certain blue eyes, was blissfully Ignorant of all unpleasantness in the world. Peter meditated. Dolly had evidently fallen in love with Billy, who. some how, despite his youth, always took the blue ribbon in any contest where tt was agreed the favor was to be won by the man who could drink the most and keep on his feet. .Peter reflected that was the very reasan why Dolly had felt the need of a friend. Of course, Billy would break her heart. "Would I marry a man who didn't love me?" Dolly was repeating a ques tion of Billy's. "Most certainly not. If the love had to be all on one side. I should prefer granting the privilege of it to the man. I simply could not endure anybody's pity, and that is what one-sided love affairs always come to in the end." "Then if a man loves a woman. Peter heard his own voice putting the proposition, "and. she in turn comes to pity him, won't she eventually love him? Hasn't somebody said pity is akin to love?" "With a woman, yes, but that theory would not hold if the woman loved the man and he came to pity her. He would grow to despise her." "How do you know?" again ques tioned Peter. "I have observed such cases." "They were not your own affairs, I'll wager," interrupted Billy. "Every man I know is or has been in love with you, Dolly. You can have any one of us here, at this table. Can't she?" He looked around the circle of faces for approval from the male members. Every man was quick to respond in an emphatic affirmative, all but Peter, and he was strangely silent, although nobody noticed but Dolly. "I am going home in the morning, so if any of you think of proposing to me, you had better be in a hurry to do it," laughed Dolly, avoiding the look of quick terror that showed in Peter's eyes. When the men were left to their cigars, Peter could stand it no longer. The very air was stifling. He pushed through a side entrance, and made his way into the rose garden. He strode toward his favorite bench, where he had always taken Dolly, and there, in the moonlight, in her soft gown, she looked like a crumpled corn flower when the wind has blown over it too hard. She was crying, and although i Peter's own heart was torn with the agony of losing her, he forgot himself in his effort to comfort her. j "Dolly, what is the matter? Is there j anything I can do?" I "No, nothing," quavered Dolly. Peter sat down and put his arm about her. "I love vou. I can't bear to see vou unhnimv If that miserable little Billy Carter don't brace up and , Q-it drinking, if he tries to break your heart, I'll break every bone in his body. -n, uony, l love you so. "Oh, Peter, you are just beginning to pity me. That isn't love." "Why didn't you tell me you loved Billy? I would have gone away.'' Peter, do you love me?" Dolly lifted her eyes to his and there in the frag rant garden, with the moonlight mak ing fairyland about them, Peter saw in her blue eyes that wonderful light ' that illumines the path to Arcady. j Many a traveler has failed to see it, , and so wandered forever through a uesen ianu. "It Isn't Billy," breathed Dolly softly, "it's you, Peter." "Why have you made me suffer so?" cried Peter, holding her close. "It was the penalty you had to pay. , Peter, for making so many women love you," laugnea Jjony. (copyright, 1313. by the McClure Newspaper Syndicate.) EVENING CHAT BY RUTH CJLHICROK. 5I Do You Remember Dates? My small niece, Rosalie, came home from school completely discouraged the other day. She had failed in her his tory examination. Now if it had been arithmetic we wouldn't have been at all surprised, for Rosalie has no head for figures. But she is extremely pleased with her first history course, and so we were much puzzled until we asked a few questions about the test; and then we understood perfectly. For at least, half the questions were more like arithmetic than history. In other words, they, were on nothing but dates. And while Rosalie seems to have a fine grasp of the facts of English history j and their relation to each other, and can tell us some of its thrilling stories with a dramatic fervor that makes them far more interesting than the his tory book does, she doesn't know the exact dates. And so she flunked. Perhaps it is because I take after my niece in having no head for ex act figures, but it certainly seems to me that the attempt to make children remember lists of dates is one of the great mistakes of our education. Of course, if we put sufficient mental effort upon it we can learn dates, and doubtless it is good, mental training and teaches concentration. But aren't there plenty of other ways in which one can learn concentration, and at the ; szme time absorb somethinp- that will i , be more worth knowing, and that one win rammu- -. I emphasize those last few words be ' cause I think there Isn't one person in a nunarea wno rememuers more man two or three dates in all the innum erable lists he was obliged to learn in school. I have asked several people lately what dates in English history they can remember. Four out of the five whom I asked remembered exactly one date, and all. curiously enough, the same. Be- ' rore yu reaa on- yourseu nai oale m '"st"" it-"y ju- ic.i.ci.i--.. j t.11 . .. it ..-i ! 1 h that v v n LUUla 1... O.V uuiu . " . - -- - -. more worth remembering than its exact date. The average person seems to remem ber more dates in American history, but even here he has little to show for the long lists he once learned. It is ac tually true that before I started talk ing with my friends about this sub ject, I could have named Just four dates in American history, 1492. 1775. 1812 and 1861. And the only reason I re membered two of those dates was that j they were embalmed in verse. "In 1492, j Columbus sailed o'er the ocean blue;"j "1775, hardly a man is now alive," and j verse I do not easily forget. j Doubtless I am more forgetful than ' the average, but my investigations have j persuaded me that I am not so mucn so as you might think. Bring up the subject of dates sometime among your own friends, and see. If a child learns the sequence of events in history, their casual relation to eacv, other, and their approximate dates, it seems to me he haa learned j all that is necessary, and all that ne will ever remember. And for the sake of our little student, and all the other little students who find it hard to remember cold figures, I wish our school boards thought the same. "And what is your occupation?" asked the accident insurance agent. "I'm a woodsman. During the hunt ing season I act as a guide." "I'm sorry, but my company won't write a policy on your class." "Why not? Surely I'm a good risk." "My dear sir, you're not a risk; you're a cer tainty." Detroit Free Press. KANSAS COMMENT THE PERIL OF PANAMA. . . Now that Colonel Goethals and hia industrious helpers have the Panama canal somewhere near completion, the military experts are beginning to point me necessity of maintaining a large standing army in that vicinity for purposes of defense, as well aa a substantial naval patrol of the Carib bean. They go on to show to great length wherein the portal of Panama becomes a vulnerable spot, placing this nation on the defensive on a largo scale, whereas, before, our splendid isolation, particularly before th Spanish-American war, made defensa an easy matter to be attended to by the militia and the marines. Panama, it is pointed out, is to be a key to the world's trade of such importance that its defense will be vital, aa well aa a large jcl. This is probably about as important as the Yellow Peril, and in much the same class. While it is true that tha Japanese and other Asiatics might kick up a disturbance if so disposed, we should worry; that is, we shouldn't, for those Far Easterners have troubles of their own and have no disposition to take the United States aa a coaling station. So it is with the canal. A hostile power could cause us some un pleasantness by blowing up the Gatunt dam, and otherwise disfiguring that dearest ditch. But it shouldn't be for gotten that the Panama canal la a world institution, which shall be of great value to every power on the map, and more to those large in the mer chant marine than to this country, which has insignificant foreign ship ping interests. It is true that this matter might have been greatly simplified by adopting an early suggestion to make the canal zone neutral, but aa that wasn't done, common sense should come to the rescue, and be an abler defense than a large standing army. A military establishment of consider able importance is a necessity in a country as large as this, but the plan for going on and making it larger and Ir-rger is never going to be popular In this country for Panama or any other reason short of actual warfare. Atchison Globe. A CLEAR HEADED INSTRUCTOR. One woman instructor in Wichita has set a pace which should quiet criticism on woman's inability to rea son calmly. The Incident is simple in itself, but it shows a breadth of view not too common even among trained men. The woman in question was teaching women clerks and judges of elections what their duties would be on election day. To the judges she said that they must know the qualifi cations of voters. Illustrating thla point she said that if a native-born Wichita woman has married a for eigner, that is, a man who has not become a naturalized citizen of this country, she could not vote, and it would be the duty of the election judge to rule her out. This at onca aroused indignation in the class. One asserted that it was an outrage, an other that it was brutal, another that it was manifestly absurd that a Wichita-born woman was not a citizen of the country, and still other indignant comments were made. Now what did this woman instructor do? Did she attempt to reply to these criticisms? Did she try to defend the law? Not at all. She said, "Young women, the statute book says that such women cannot vote, and it is not your duty to pass upon that law, but simply to obey it." Wichita Beacon. IR0M OTHER PENS BOTH UNJUST AND INSULTING. We hope the legislature will taka no course, following the lead of the Illinois vice commission, that will In sult the womanhood of Minnesota by the intimation that its virtue Is de pendent upon the amount of money it has or earns. It may be an admirable thing to inquire into the wage ques tion and to determine whether tha woman workers generally are paid liv ing wages; to ascertain whether work ing girls are underpaid simply because they are girls; to disclose whether a minimum wage for women will or will not work to the benefit of all con cerned. These are economic -questions, and involve problems which must be solved. But there is something revolt ingly hideous in the theory that the pay of a girl In a store or factory ia the line between her chastity and un chastlty. It charges the womanhood of the race with being virtuous only If it can afford it. Why not Inquire into the pay of the men clerks upon the theory that only those are honest who receive above a certain weekly com pensation? The Chicago probe has carried the insult to the girls, why not continue it to the young men, with the assumption that the commandment, "Thou shalt not steal," excludes from its operation all those below a certain fixed level of pay? It really is a mat ter of surprise that the good woman hood of the nation has not risen in protest to this wanton sacrince of rep utation. Sentiment has become sadly confused in this Investigation, and some otherwise excellent people have made a mistake. Do not let us repeat it in Minnesota. St. Paul Dispatch. AN AMERICAN ENTENTE NEEDED. Brazil, Argentine and Chile have sta ble governments of their own; they ara developing their natural resources, and looking forward to a splendid future. It is as much for their Interest as oura that the smaller Latin-American coun tries their neighbors and ours should be cured of the "revolution" habit and become orderly, industrious, prosper ous and happy. We ihould be in closer relations we should have an ab solutely clear, frank and operative en tente as to Latin-American matters with Brazil, Argentine and Chile. If we could only have Elihu Root back again with a free hand at hia old desk in the state department for tha next four years! Hartford (Contw) Courant. 9CAKEI; ill'll! fATlONS. From the Philadelphia Record Quite naturally an empty head Is most easily rattled. Matrimony has caused many a man to drift with the tide. When a girl marries for money the de-ll generally acts as best man. We all have an aim In life, but most of us are mighty poor marksmen. All the world's a stage, with at least a thousand understudies for every star. Ever notice that the girl with a brok en heart always manages to save a few of the pieces? Many a man attracts no more atten tion in the world than a thermometer on a pleasant day. The only married man who ever lived up to his wife's Ideal died the day after the wedding. A girl always feels sorry for a fellow who gets engaged to some other girl when he might have had her.