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TTTE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOTTRNAIr-MONDAY EVENING, . MARCH 24, 1913-
By FRANK P. MAC LENNAN. TOntered July 1. 1875. as second-class tr.atter at the postofflce at Topeka, Kan, ---cr the act of congress. .No. 67 VOLUME XXXV. Official state Paper. Official Paper City of Topeka- TERMS OF SUBSCRIPT01 T--n a , carrier. " eents a week to anv part of Tope-" suburbs, or at the same price In anJaVeP J' mail op year , ) By mall. t)x month--... '" tiia:i. j-.r n R vf. Tnni nnrr nmrnW9 Private nranch exchange. Call ask the State Journal operator - - . . , -..- or oeparrmenx awireu. xopfin KTaie journal -rrtKnh New Yrk Office- 250 Fifth veu., mm niocK. manager. q.,.. manager. , , mi1 Boston Office- Tremont Building. P"' Tiok. manager. FULL LEASED WIRE REPORT OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. The BUte Journal Is a member of the Associated Press and receives mo telerraph report of that great news or nnifi. for the exclusive afternoon The news la received In The State Jour nal brildln over wires for this sole pur pose. There are so many former wives of Nat Goodwin that they should hold a reunion. .- Mr. Bryan is expected to become one of the heaviest contributors to foreign missions. " Uncle Joe Cannon has gone back to Danville where his fences are saaiy out of repair. Even a national chairman may not feel financially able to accept an Amer ican ambassadorship. "Let the women be heard from," says a headline in the Chicago Post. Well, generally, they are. Now Johns Hopkins University wants Mr. Taft. Mr. Wilson had better keep a sharp eye on Princeton. The annual egg rolling will take place In Washington next Monday. The log rolling will begin about two weeks later. ' Talking about the robin as a welcome harbinger of spring, how about those small hats for women in the show win dows? The word "buffaloed" may take on an additional meaning when the new nickels are played into the slot ma chines. King Alfonso is going to do Paris, ierlin.and London, but- apparency he isn't interested in Havana or A.'ash lngton. The fly is now in the same fix as Cipriano Castro. An international swatting campaign has been started against him. Illinois ranks third in population in the United States but in the matter of U. S. senators it is at the very tail of the procession. It is doubtful, however, that Presi dent Wilson will be able to induce the Democrats to adopt the water wagon as their party emblem. It will be noted that the Mexican edi tor waited until he was well out of Mexico before telling the public how Madero met his death. It is fortunate that ?xine Elliott does not use the same church every time she marries. If she did the aisle carpet would soon wear out. As though John Bull did not al ready have worries enough with Ger man airships and suffragettes. Secre tary Bryan has added his quota. A Chicago University professor proves that the mother-in-law Joke is 5.000 years old. But as a joke the Chicago University professor can't claim any such distinction. In announcing a pension system for Its employees the American Telephone and Telegraph company says in its annual report: Nearly 200,000 men and women who are now giving their best years to the telephone and telegraph service of the country, will henceforth be assured of assistance In the exi gencies of life, for which not all are able to provide, and will also be assur ed of a provision for their declining years. Two hundred and seventy-seven sam ples of butter packed for the navy last spring and summer were recently op ened and examined by experts at the department of agriculture after having been kept in cold storage for from seven to ten months, and were found to be of fine quality, being graded as "extras." the highest market grade. The excellent keeping quality of this butter is attributed to the fact that it was made from pasteurized sweet cream. The navy department has directed the convening of boards of officers on Monday, July 14. 1913, for the pur pose of holding competitive examina tions of young men between the ages of 21 and 27 years, for the purpose of filling the vacancies in the grade of second lieutenant, United States marine corps. These examinations will be held in Washington, D. C, San Francisco, Cal., and in other cities if the number of applicants will justify the expense involved. The pay . of a second lieutenant is $1,700 per annum, with 10 per cent additional for each five years" service. In addition there are certain allowances in the way ol quarters, beat and light, or commuta- tion thereof. The position. If Becured is for life, or good behavior, and of ficers commissioned as second lieuten ants are In line for promotion to the higher grades as vacancies occur. Of ficers of the marine corps are required to serve at sea on vessels of the navy. and on shore at naval stations in the United States or in Its foreign posses sions. WOMAN SUFFRAGE IX ALASKA. The only territorial legislature In the United States (continental) has granted full suffrage to women. Why Alaska has enfranchised the women is a question easy to answer. It wants more of them, and it wants them on any terms. If suffrage will make Alaska more attractive to wom en, they can have it. Jury service is a burden as well as a privilege, and Alaska exempts women from such service. But if they shall ask for jury service, they will get it without a dis senting vote. In fact,, they will get anything if they will only come and marry the miners, fishermen, prospectors and others who are unanimously opposed to single blessedness. Alaska suggests a new way of get ting suffrage a better way than vio lence, says the Chicago Record-Herald. Let the women threaten to emigrate from the states that deny them the vote to states or territories that grant It. In this way they will get votes going and coming, as It were. SAME OLD MEXICO. News from Mexico is the same old news, with slight variations in such details as names, dates and localities. There is abundant evidence that the country is nearly . as uneasy, unsafe and distraught as it was before Ma dero was butchered. Fighting ia reported, almost every day, from several provinces. It is not confined to any one section. The rebels in the field are led by men of different types and interests whose only bond of union appears to be hatred of the government, as it is now constituted. Claims made immediately after the success of the Huerta-Diaz revolt in the City of Mexico, that the insur gents were fast coming to terms and laying down their arms, appear to have been without foundation. It is patent that peace haa not been restored, eith er in the vicinity of the American frontier or in the fastnesses of Za pata's savage bands, not far from the capital. Yet peace must come before any lasting improvement in the general state of the Mexican people can be hoped for. Order is the first and great est need of the nation. If it can be established, the means used will play a secondary part in determining the future of Mexico. MUNICIPAL BATHS. Winnipeg, Manitoba, has added to its list of municipal ownership a pub lie bath, and has expended during the past year $60,000 for building and maintenance. For some years the importance of providing a municipal bath had been apparent, because of the treacherous undercurrents of the rivers where the children of the city have been accus tomed to bathe. Accordingly, a large bathhouse was erected on the Red river, at an expense of about $47,000. It cost approximately $10,000 to main tain the baths during the year which ended December 31, 1912, and the revenue from fees of various kinds amounted to about $5,500. The baths were opened on May 7, 1'912, and during the four months of its operation 61,201 paid for admit tance and 509 boy scouts and cadets were admitted free. Of this number 34,505 were men, 6,452 women, 17, 795 boys, and 3,449 girls. The city charges a fee of 10 cents for adults and 5 cents for children under 15 years of age. For this fee each per son is admitted, supplied with a bathing suit, towel, and a piece of soap. Before entering the bath each person is required to take a shower bath and be examined before entering the plunge. The season closed with a carnival, at which various prizes were awarded for excellence in certain feats. The suc cess of the public bath had been so marked that the authorities are con templating building another to supply the needs of another section of the city. THK POLICY OF RESTORATION. In his inaugural address President Wilson said he had come to restore and not to tear down, or something to that effect. His policy of restora tion has been started by his refusal to lend the guarantee of the govern ment to the proposed Chinese loan, This is clearly a return to the old time policy of the republic. It is substantially an abandonment of "dollar diplomacy" as far as the orient is concerned. American bankers must take their own chances in lending money to the new Chinese republic, without any im plied assurance from the United States that it will assist in collecting the loan by exerting influence upon China. It cannot be questioned that the statement just issued voices the tra ditional American- policy of noninter ference In over-sea affairs and avoid ance of foreign entanglements. The plea will be made in reply that Amer ican commerce will suffer, and that the time has gone by when the United States could refrain from assuming the burdens incident to participation in the world's affairs. Opinions will differ as to which is the proper course to pursue. The majority of Ameri cans, however, are more likely to ap plaud than to disapprove of President Wilson's stand. The trade of the ori ent is relatively a small matter, in which only a few persons are con cerned. What it may be in the future is another story. When the time comes for expansion in that direction, the average American will deem him self able to hold bis own with for- eign competitors. At present he is too busily engaged at home to bother about oriental trade. But whether the pocket nerve of the average American be touched or not by this new announcement, says the Washington Post, it is true that there is no desire in this country to assume any new political responsibil ities abroad. There is no sentiment in favor of extending the already dis tended Monroe doctrine to embrace China, even in the shape of friendly tutelage. If the proposed loan would have obligated the United States either to bolster up the Chinese government or hold a club over it, the adminis tration has done well to wash its hands of the proposal. JAYHAWKER JOTS John D. Rockefeller is among the taxpayers at Iola. Verd Napier claims that even a den ial. Ltta me nerve of some people. Billy Morgan suggests turning the Kansas blue sky" law onto the high wot ui living. A garage burned at Marysville. The new motor lire wagon, which it held, was destroyed. The Hutchinson News says it is a woman that has started a daily paper in Iola in opposition to Charlie Scott's .Kegister. Jr-redonia has a boy orator. He is lb years old and is about to under take a speaking tour of the state in tne interest of Socialism. Don't forget when you are looking for a safe investment, says Anna Carlson, that Mansions in the Skies are exempt from taxation. The Burr Oak Herald is glad to live in a countr where hot air is used as ammunition in a political campaign ratner tnan hot lead as In Mexico. The Ottawa Herald wants to know why a two hundred-fifty pound farm er always sits at one end of the spring seat wnen ne could just as well sit in the middle. Bert Walker says: "I notice that the man the other fellow calls lucky Is generally one who spends about $7 in a raffle to draw something that Is worth about 65 cents." According to the Jamestown Obti mist it all depends. It says: "It may or may not be best for you to be an early riser. That all depends on whether you are a bird or a worm. Gomer Davies's Concordia Daily Kansan was eight years old this week If it keeps on filling a long felt want a few more years, says the Salina Journal, it will demonstrate that it has come to stay. GLOBE SIGHTS BT THK ATCHISON GLOBE. Jude Johnson found Doc Hyde not guilty again today. A horse Is an Intelligent animal, and can swear by laying back its ears. A man is apt to regard anything as legiti mate business if he isn't arrested for It. Most men are so unlucky that, when they find money, they can find the own er, all right. An Atchison man Is sn anxious to be aristocratic that he refers to his bunions as the gout. Farmers are so anxious to get up early that there will always be a good market for lanterns. Neither can you estimate a girl's educa tion by the number ef college pennants bedecking her boudior. Some men play poker. whil others sat isfy their gambling instinct by buying second hand machinery. A man can thread a needle all right. if he feels the sewing has to be done, and there is no woman around. A woman may demonstrate, her economy by painting the furniture, but that isn't the reason she paints her face. Going down there is one way of earn ing that the Sunny South isn't as chival rous and hospitable as advertised. The Wise Guy who remarked that hon esty is the best policy, didn't say it was the best paying policy, although he might have. While circuses come nearer to their ad vance notices than formerly, they haven't reached that point where their posters are photographs. There are no available statistics, but it is improbable that any woman ever fell in love with a man while the man was wearing a hunting coat. Ab. Adkins has a hard time supporting one family, and is a modest man," and so homely It hurts. Still, it is hard for him to get home late at night without being eccused of leading a Double Life.. QUAKER MI7DITATIONS. From the Philadelphia Record. A close mouth is seldom open to sus picion. Many a man has a mighty small ex cuse for feeling big. In politics every man believes that one good term deserves another. How can a mere man be perfect when even the sun has spots on it? A woman can't throw a state, but did you ever see one who couldn't hurl aenancer The trouble with the average man Is that he doesn't try to mend his ways ti'l he's broke. It Isn't hard to be a philosopher; all you have to d0 is to preach what you don't practice. Hubbubs "How do you manage to keep your cook?" Subbubs "By trying to get rid of her." The Bible tells us that woman was made from man's ribs, so she could make no bones about it. Don't lose sight of the fact that many a deliberate truth carries more malice than an innocent lie. Tommy "Pop, what are prejudices?" Tommy's Pop "Prejudices, my son, are merely other people's opinions." Blobbs "There is only one thing a woman loves more than to be told a s cret." Slobbs "And that is?" Blobbs "To find it out herself." POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago News. Never hit a man when he's got you down. Revenge generally seeks refuge in -. small head. Millinery also shows which way the wind blows. Somehow the majority of our good deeds never get found out. To require a reputation for stinginess a man pays a high price. Justice is whet every man wants, pro vided he may define it himself. . You must sprint if you would catch good luck or outfoot the other kind. Of course there is risk in marriage, but every normal man is fond of adventure. Before making up your mind be sure that you have the right kind of material In stock. After he has failed to make good a weakling spends all the rest of his time explaining that he didn't get a square deal. The cynical world would be far more likely to sit up and take notice if more of the reformers would begin on themselves. RY THE WAY BT HARVEY PARSONS. Friend Zel Hopkins says he Is go ing to put the lid on the fake employ ment bureaus. If he can put a crimp in the yap who makes a living by trimming a job-seeker out of his last dollar for a fake position, he will have mitigated, to a certain extent, the odium of "newspaper man" which now hangs' over him. - - . . Ike Gilberg has returned from his journey into the realms of politics. So far as results are concerned, Ike's re turn trip was not a long one. Ike was an idealist, and he can. make trousers and vests faster and more lasting than he could make converts to his relig ion of good will, universal kindness and equality. Ike is hereby commis sioned the architect and contractor for our next new suit which will be con structed, probably, some time after the opening of the. Panama canal. As to the "most promising candi dates," that is hard to decide on the spur of the moment. They are all promising a whole lot. Reporters handled the case of the Kansas City man who shot himself in the head over an infatuation, with rare circumspection. Not one laid himself liable to criticism by stating that the man "blew out his brains." State Senator Price of Greenwood has opened another bank, but there seems to be no takers for the bet that he didn't do it on his legislative per diem. The new liquor shipment laws will work a great hardship on Topeka bootleggers. Now they will have to make all their booze, instead of just part of it. Which will be some hardship on our Topeka bootleggers. Our police department and our sheriff, who are friendly and working together to a common end, keep the bootleggers so busy doing the marathon that they have scant time for laboratory work. Forty three years ago, the peach trees were in bloom. That fact is duly recorded, but whether or not a full peach crop resulted is lost to his tory. The difference between a start and finish, (moral), is several sticks of type in the record of the future. Experience is the best teacher, all right, but her tuition fees are even higher than those, of the "socially prominent" music teacher. The Fly has not arrived, but It is reported that he has bought his. tick et and berth reservation for the trip. The condition of Mexico is remind- ful of the colored gent, denizen of the "bottoms," who called on a druggist and observed that he was suffering with a "missery." He was given both ends of a Seidlltz separately and a large drink of water for a chaser. SAYS UNCLE GAV Some newspaper "fake artist" pro duced a tale the other day that was as false as it was quaint, and which had, for all that,. more than a modi cum of truth in it. It was all about a Kansas farmer's prize milk cow that lost an eye and her pride at the same time. Whereupon, says the tale, the bovine began to worry and her milk failed. A veterinary surgeon restored the cow's pride by supplying a glass eye, and her milk producing powers returned. There are a heap of folks on earth who are just like that imaginary cow. The rule doesn't always hold good, but if you could Induce most failures to improve their personal appearance, you'd presently find that instead of de pleting their bank accounts you naa increased them. The man who gets down at the heel gets discouraged at the same time. He begins by recog nizing the fact that lack of cleanliness and good clothes made disagreeable first impressions that are difficult to eradicate. Unless he be an unusually strong character, he ends by accept ing the common, first sight verdict and admits himself beaten. Then he stops producing. When he reaches that state, he needs a new glass eye. There's an eminently respectable, bewhiskeerd old fable that made a little point and just stopped short of making a big one. it concerns tne old farmer who upon going to the city was induced to buy a plug hat. It then occurred to him that his coat and shoes were not in keeping with his .new headgear and that the attention of a barber was needed to make the picture just what it should be. Next it seemed a shame that one so gaudily clad should ride home in an old farm wagon. He bought a carriage. His, tumbled down house was not in keeping with the carriage, so he built a new one. All of which teaches that most men have a sense of consistency. The story should have gone farther, for it is a moral cer tainty that after that new house was built and the cottage organ installed in the parlor, the old man had a new pride in himself which gave him the necessary incentive to get into touch with the agricultural college to find out how to make two bushels of corn grow on land that had produced only one bushel before. Most of us live up to appearances. Now and then there is a man who can wear shabby clothes and retain enough self confidence to obtain a hearing in the councils of the great, but these men are as scarce as white blackbirds. To be successful most of us must look successful.' We need the un questioning handclasp, the ready smile, the exaggerated estimate of ourselves that go with a prosperous appearance. These things form a considerable part of the capital of success. A lot of us are in the con dition of the imaginary cow we need new glass eyes. (Copyright, 1913, by the McCIure Newspaper Syndicate.) The Plumber's Revenge. A Springburn woman, who is not noted for her liberality, had a some what unpleasant experience the other day. A corporation workman had arrived at her house to fix up a "free" gas cooker, and the housewife thought to profit by the occasion by having her parlor chandelier hung. The man was agreeable and the task occupied the greater part of his meal hour. His labor was rewarded with a plate of soup, which he refused. The workman, however, was pos sessed of the stuff of which diplomats are made. He said nothing, but before leaving requested a further loan of the steps, remarking, "That chandelier isna hangin' richt, an" I" feared o" an escape." When the woman entered the room some time afterwards to see what improvement had been effected, she discovered the chandelier- Ij'ing under the table. And she is now await ing the bill from one of the local I plumbers. Glasgow News. 1 THE CRUSOIXG OF SPIFKINS. Young Spifkins had a fortune that had COmn down from fofa AaA lie had lived his life in luxury and style; The beet the market offered was the thing young Spifkins had Existence was a matter of his pile. But Spifkins had a shipwreck on a far-off, ouumern snore, i And all his wood and grub he Tiad to haul: He'd thought he couldn't live without the comforts from his store. But soon he had forgot about 'em all He found he could be happy in his tattred pantaloons He never missed his eollar and his tie; And restaurants and taxis he forgot, ere many moons And. forgetting such, he didn't want to die. And so, when some one landed on the Isle where Spifkins dwelt, He chased the rash intruders from his tent; "' . "I'll not go back," cried Spifkins, as he whaled them with his belt T . never knew before what living meant." Arthur Chapman. i THE EVENING STORY The Oourtright Diamonds. (By Izola Forrester.) "One watch, diamond fleur de Iys setting on back case. Five diamond rings, .none marked. One diamond pendant set in platinum, thirty-four small diamonds. Diamond and pearl drop earrings." Denny Garrity paused in his inventory and wipe off his fore head. "Where did she carry them all, and did she wear them week days?" Walt Jessup did not answer. He leaned over the paper on the desk, following with his finger the items as he read them off for the detective to copy. "About $45,000 worth, we estimate altogether, Denny," he finished up. "All easy to identify. You've seen how the house is laid out. There hasn't been a burglar inside the place. We never leave the house entirely empty, and yesterday there was no one here outside the family except my sister's secretary, Miss Haywood." "What's the regular family?" asked Denny. "Well, there's Mrs. Courtright, my sister, and Mr. Courtright's invalid daughter, Miss Violet, by his first marriage, and myself. That is except ing, as I say, Miss Haywood and the servants. Mrs. Courtright does not suspect any of them." "And these are all her own things, none belonging to the other ladies mentioned?" "You mean to Miss Violet or Miss Haywood? Oh, certainly not. They are all my sister s personal jewels. She has not returned home as yet, but is on her way. Last Saturday she left here for Lenox. Her maid, Rodensen a Swedish woman, always carries the handbag containing the jewels and other valuables. It seems that Mrs. Courtright did not discover the loss until that evening when she unlocked the case and found it empty." "It was locked?" "I presume so, although she has not written fully. She will be here this evening, and then you may ask her yourself. I haven't any theories about the thing at all. It s all an infernal mixup, but I think the maid is on, if you ask me. The jewels were all given to Mrs. Courtright by her late hus band, and she thinks the world of them." "How about the secretary?" Jessop flushed and half closed his eyes. We will leave Miss Haywood out of the whole thing, if you please, he said. "She is to be my wife. Just a moment." Down the broad oak staircase came two girls, one tall and strong, the other small and misshapen. Miss Haywood and Miss Violet Courtright," Jessop murmured. "You had better wait for me in the smoking room." "Violet insisted on my helping her down to you, Walt," said Kate Hay wood, her face full of tender anxiety. we re both so worried about this. you know. Have you heard any thing?" Jessop waited until he had helped Violet into the easy lounging chair, and sat beside her, stroking her slim white hand between his warm palms. He had always felt sorry for the girl, ever since Grace, his sister, had mar ried her father. She seemed such a fiery, sensitive soul to be imprisoned In the frail invalid body. "Not a word," he said cheerily. "But you must not worry. I am sending out a full alarm, and a reward is being offered. Grace will be here soon, and it is better not to let the servants see you are nervous. Why did you come down, Violet?" Violet opened her eyes and looked not at him, nor at the dark, vivacious face of Miss Haywood, but at the great sparkling log in the huge fireplace. "I didn't want to be alone, and Miss Haywood wanted to know if they had heard anything. I wish Grace were here." Jessop dropped her hand and rose at the humming of a car up the drive. "Guess you've got your wish, VI," he laughed. She turned her head to watch him as he stepped to the outer hall, Kate Haywood at his shoulder. From the shadows of the smoking room Dennv Garrity watched her, and he saw the strange, frowning wave of pain that pinched the girl's face when she thought she was alone. "Guess Walt Jessop's too popular 'round here," mused Denny, gravely. "Folks can lose worse things than diamonds. Then he saw Grace Courtright as she came leisurely into the great liv ing room, her fur cloak thrown open, her face rosy and handsome from her ride up from the station. She had nut her arms impulsively around the fragile figure In the low chair, and Denny thought it seemed to shrink from the contact. "Why, child, how ill you look," she exclaimed. "Walt, I'm afraid you and Kate have been to happy to think of VI. Now, don't all tell me of the rob bery at once. Rin for tea, Kate will you please? Walt, hadn't Mr. Garrity better have some refreshment?" Then as the two men were safely out of hearing, she leaned forward, and looked directly at Violet. "What is it, dear? You seem 111." Kate hesitated, then went softly out of the room. She had never understood the queer, bitter nature of the girl, a bitterness so strangely interwoven with a love of all that was beautiful In art and music. Yet vaguely she had sensed her isolation in that happy, healthy, vigorous family, after the death of her father. Perhaps too. she guessed what Walt never dreamed of, why Violet rarely looked him in the eyes.. For an instant Mrs. Courtright hesi tated, too. She wished she had taken Violet with her. The girl was moody and apt to be morbid. Then she reached over impulsively, and took her close In her arms. Violet clung to her almost convulsively, for the first time, and be-1 heavy, dry, heart-break- ing sobs. "Dear, don't, why, Violet. I can't let you" "Oh, let me alone," said the girl. "I want to tell you before they come back. Those rings and the other things I took them out of the case on your I ""losing taDie, and locked it again, j while you were downstairs. Rodenson was in the other room, and she did not open the case again." Hut why" began Mrs. Courtright, staring at the delicate. Impassioned face Of the e-irf YiaTrw Vio- "ITIIa hnm face of the girl before her, "Violet, how couia your "Oh, how could I?" Violet said mis erably. "I don't know. I felt all at once the injustice of life, how you had everything that had been my father's, how he had never seemed to care for me much after he met you. And some how those Jewels always typified it all to me. I hated to see them on you." "I'm very, very sorry " "Are you?" Violet smiled up at her. "I haven't told you all. I was 111 that day, and I think Irresponsible. I took the jewels, all of them, into my room. There was a fire In there, an open one, and I laid them one by one on the burning logs. They were taken cut with the ashes afterward. Is It too late? I have heard diamonds will not burn.'' She was sobbing between the words. As Kate and Jessop came back to gether, they stopped at the picture the two made. It was the first time Walt remembered having seen his sister take Violet in her arms. She was soothing her,- stroking the soft, fair hair tender ly, sympathetically. - "Walt, dear," Mrs. Courtright re marked, "you may tell Mr. Garrity a mistake has been made. The jewels are quite safe. I never wear them anyway except on very special occa sions. They are always kept in the safety vault in town, and are there now." Violet gave a quick smothered ex clamation, but the cool hand on her head never stopped its caressing. "And the ones that are gone are paste?" asked Walt. "By Jove, I'm awfully glad for you." "It will be a; shock to the thieves," laughed Kate. Violet raised her tear-stained face. "Perhaps a blessed one," she said Mrs. Courtright smiled. " "I shall divide the real ones with Violet now. The responsibility Is too great for one to carry." (Copyright, 191S, by the McCIure Newspaper Syn dicate.) 2 EVENING CHAT bt Rmra CAjnaROH. The Lnw Cost of Service. iThe other night we referred a dif ference about the spelling of a certain word to the dictionary. Although the decree of the dictionary did not suit the majority, it was of course accept ed without question. And as we laid the book and the subject aside, there came to me a realization of all that unquestioning acceptance meant. The reason that we accepted that verdict with such absolute faith was that we knew that our question had been an swered by a committee of learned men who had' devoted years of labor to studying that and similar problems for us. We knew that we had in them a corps of faithful and intelligent ser vants and so we gave the matter into their hands with perfect faith that it would be properly attended to. Do you remember in your First Reader the story of the boy whose uncle promised him that he would serve him a pudding which a thou sand people had helped to make? When it came time for dessert, some very simple pudding was brought on and the little boy thought he had been deceived; but before his uncle had fin ished telling him of the men and wo men who had helped to cultivate and transport the rice and spice and sugar, etc., that went into the pudding, he was convinced that he was really eat ing what a thousand people had help ed make for him, and was as aston ished and Impressed as his uncle could wish.. As I laid aside the dictionary, after availing myself of the efficient service of those learned and studious men, that First Reader story came back to me and I, too, was suddenly impressed by a realization of the innumerable servants who wait on the humblest of us. They say the cost of service Is high today. In some ways it was never lower. My dictionary is a small one. cost ing about $3. It will last meat least ten or fifteen years and I shall surely use It hundreds of times in that per iod. Does not that make the cOBt of service pretty low ? A man in Boston writes a letter to a friend in San Francisco; he buys a Btfmp and posts it. With the pur chase of that two-cent stamp he buys the services, not only of all the men who actually handle that letter and the bag that contains it, but also of all the firemen and engineers, the brake men, the mail cart drivers, etc., who will help to bring it to its destination. Think of the number of servants represented by a public library full of books. For the writing and correct ing and printing of each one of these little volumes there was required the work of innumerable men, both brain wise and hand-wise. And all of these are your servants. Think of tne numner 01 men ana women who become your servants when you pay five cents for a tele phone call. These are a few or our servants, dui only a few. You can think of plenty more for yourself. After all It's quite a wonderful world we are living in, in this twentieth century. Isn't it? "I want some concomitants with my oyst-rs." "Just out of 'em, sir, but I'll bring you some crackers and pickles in stead. Baltimore American. "I understand your wife is financially interested in vour business. es." ". silent partner. I suppose?" "Well er that's what she calls herself." Boston Transcript. Fair Worshiper "What Is that sad. sad air you're playing. Professor?" Tns Professor "Dat iss Beethoven's "Farewell to the Piano." I see dose instalment peo ple coming mlt der van." Puck. ,' Mother "Tommy, if you're pretending to be an automobile, I wish you'd run over to the store and get me some but ter." Tommy "I'm awful sorry. Mother, but I'm all out of gasoline." Judge. That." said Mr. Dustin Stax, "ia a magnificent art treasurer." "How do you know? By the painter's signature?" "No. By my own signature on the check I gave the dealer." Washington Star. ""Why did the elopement fall through.?" "We hd a signal arranged. She told me to come to her window and make a noiae like a robin. I did so." "Yeii?" "Then aer father popped out an made a noise like a shotgun. "Washington Herald. , gan to sob. HVMOR OF THE DAY E KANSAS COMMENT THE CASE OF THE CROW. " ' The bird editor of this newspaper learns that the government Is issuing a new bird book in which the value of specific birds commonly deemed harmful is discussed at great length. The bird editor feels particularly' interested to see what Uncle Sam will say about the erow, a species of 1 hirH tarhlnh 4 .. 1 a i . 1 , . bird which is outlawed by the majority oiaie legislatures, and has generally been considered fair game for the farmer's boy. Bird experts say that the crow, contrary to his normal nature in wild life, has grown to acquire a most ex ceptional sagacity. He lives under constant apprehension, consciousness of danger, and has acquired an alert self-reliance that makes him an inter esting figure. A farmer's boy once told the writer about his dealings with Mr. Crow. When the boy took a gun, the black pirates wheeled in wide circles far over his head. When he went out with a stick they loafed In near by trees and jawed Jeeringly. One day he started out with the wooden gun which he used In military drill in school, but the crows paid no attention whatever. Their hunted life has made them as elusive as a city street Arab. Recent ornithologists, admitting that the crow pulls fresh corn and de stroys birds, say his diet of mice, snakes and beetles gives him a credit to the good. The crow finds that germinating corn is softened and cooked, the starch partly turned to sutrar. He rei-ardi it as a kind of entree prepared for his benefit- You can't make the farmer believe he is a friend. One agricultur ist who placed a large quantity of fish offal on his land as fertilizer said that the crows dug it all up and ate the seed. He could smell their breath all summer as they flew honking over his depleted fields. Still you can tar corn seed. If Mr. Crow gets ahead of the farmer he has the better brain. WInfield Courier. TOM KELLY WANTS HIS MONEY "A peculiar situation is developing up in Miami county. A few years ago when T. T. Kelly was making his sec ond race for state treasurer he was charged with having defrauded Miami county out of $1,324.99. After the campaign had passed and the men In volved had cooled off the matter was heard upon its merits In court and the court said he had not taken a cent that belonged to the county. But while it was hottest Kelly had de posited the amount claimed with the county treasurer to make good the debt in case the court should decide that he did owe the county. Before the case was finally concluded the statute of limitations made it legally possible for the county board to hold Kelly's money and they did hold it. When he filed a claim asking his money back he was confronted with this defense of time limit, although the court had declared him entitled to the money because it said he did not owe the county anything when h paid the money In. Mr. Kelly is now having petitions circulated all over Miami county asking the board to allow his claim and pay back his money. Over 2,000 persons have al ready signed the petition. Sedan Times-Star. FROM OTHER PENS FUTURISM. Unrest and disturbance appear ti cxtcni to all peoples and places in the. world today It Is as if an atmos phere of universal restlessness had settled down in the last few years and was enveloping all countries. The theory of the impelling power of thought enters in to explain this. It points out as the world swings through space it enters new heavenly areas that have existed for millions of years. Through these same spaces the great power of the universe and tens of thousands of centuries ago swept other other worlds, asmind is what haa once been thought and done remains forever as an influence, so what was done in those unknown worlds that passed this way in the prehistoric times what was thought thenhas been left in space to influence any passing body. Our world is now possibly entering into one of these areas, and the impress of the thought of that aeons-old period may be influ encing our whole method of thinking. The effect is shown most visibly in every realm of art and may be the reason for what is called cubism. post expressionism or futurism. This furore is extending to architecture and to designs in dress and furniture. Line drops away from color and mass are made the medium of conveying ideas. In some cases it is a striving after full expression of feeling in others the effort to make motion and power visible. May this not also be the basis of the swing all over the world to new progressivism ? The pol iticians, the perhaps unconscious re flectors of the minds and thought of the people may be involuntarily influ enced by the wave of thought through which our world is passing in space. At any rate, this is as good an ex planation as any of the curious and perturbed frame of mind of the whole world today. wnatever tne explana tion, the effect exists, and it becomes necessary to meet the condition, to aralyse it, and to formulate rules for its guidance and its just expression Us law and procedure and to restrain it within the bounds of reason and com mon sense, else it may develop into ft wild, crazy stampede ending in a de struction. The Bache Review. PROFIT IN CO-OPERATION. A co-operative store established in Montclair. N. J- a year ago has Just paid its stockholders 6 per cent on their capital stock, set aside 5 per cent on the stock as a reserve fund and paid rebates to its customers all stockholder-! of 5 per cent on the gross amount of purchases. This looks like success, even in comparison with the recoras oi tne ion-iso-lished English co-operative trading societies. , The Montclair store has dealt in groceries, fruits and vegetables, and, for six months only, in meats. As much as possible goods were bought of original producers. At first the sales were only $2,600 a month; at the end of the year they amounted to more than $100,000 a month. The original capital was only $6,000, distributed among 200 stockholders.. Co-operative trading depends on good management, which in competi tive business has been costly. Perhaps the Montclair co-operators have been unusually fortunate in their manage ment, but no one can deny that there is too great and unnecessary expense in the ordinary retail distribution of foodstuffs under the competitive sys tem. If co-operation can be made as successful in the United States as it has been In England, the cost of liv ing can be reduced for many people. Chicago Record-Herald.