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TTE TOPEKA. DAILY STATE JOURNAL THURSDAY EVENING- APRIL 3, 1913- By FRANK. P. MAC LENXA.V. fEtered July 1. 1875. as second-class Siattcr at the postofflce at Topeka, Km, Under the act of congress. . VOLUME XXXV No. 75 Official State Paper. Official Paper City of Topeka. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION Dally edition, delivered by carrier, 10 eents a week to any part of Topeka or uburbs. or at the sama price In any Kan sas town where the paper haa a carrier i-ft torn By mail one year I rv mall six montn tr mall 1Vk Aavm trial Ardcr l.W Private branch exchange. Call 3E30 and k the State Journal operator for per- n. 1nTi.r in un I"(fl Tnnolru Stata lmtmal building. 800. 80S nd 804 Kansas avenue, corner Eighth. New Tork Office: 250 Fifth avenue. Chicago Office: Mailers building. Paul Block, manager. Rmtnn rtfrlra? Trxmont Building. Paul Biock. manager. TVlXi LEASED HTRK TIFPOKT 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 rr- iranlzatlon for the exclusive aiwraoon publication In Topeka. The news Is received In The State Jour nal building over wires for this sole pur pose. Dayton is the mother of airships, but her people were unable to fly from the flood. A Chicago doctor says that bru nettes make the best workers. Mean ing Indians or Mexicans? What seems to be needed is a Car negie fund to enable American ambas sadors to foreign countries to live on their salaries. Those vice commissions have accom plished at least one thing.' They have shown that some immorality exists outside New York. Being an advocate of world-wide peace, why doesn't Mr. Carnegie try to do something for England and the militant suffragists? The Society of Friends wants to take the Quaker out of the oats. So far, it has not been proposed to remove the Scotch from the whisky. . .. A president of Honduras has died a natural death. But he could have avoided that disgrace by the simple expedient of moving into Mexico. No hope for a safe and sane Fourth In Washington. Congress intends to remain in session all summer, tinker ing with the currency and the tariff. Another serious problem, which may yet keep Woodrow Wilson awake nights, is, whether or not this nation shall recognize the reign of Emmeline Pankhurs in England. The barber who was given a thrash ing by an actor in Los Angeles is pro bably one of the kind that cuts you one day and asks you whether you shave yourself the next. Before the summer is over congress, In order to have its tariff debates read, may be compelled to pass a law requiring the newspapers to print them between the scores on the sporting Page. , . At last the utilities commission has succeeded in proving what everybody believed all the time, and that is that there is plenty of gas and that the company can make money on it at 25 cents a thousand. At least one grand, old American institution appears to have hit the toboggan slide. The men who are seeking the offices can't get ' them; and the offices that are seeking the men sometimes can't get them, either. The fourth Biennial convention of the Young Women's Christian associa tions of the United States of America will be held in Richmond, Virginia, April 9-15. The convention is a gather lnK for the purpose of enacting legis lation which will make "more effective the work of associations all over the country, and of influencing the policies of association work in foreign countries where American secretaries are placed by the foreign department. The attention of those persons who still uphold private ownership of public utilities, js called to the following ex tract from a report of an American consul at Manchester, Eng., on the operation of the city owned railway: 'The average distance traveled for 2 cents on a workman'stlcket in Man chester is over 2 miles. Since the system was taken over from private ownership the average fare per passen ger has been reduced from 4 cents to 2.38 cents, and $3,406,550 has been paid out of receipts in relief of the city rates. The drivers' wages have been Increased by 43 per cent and those of be guards by 63 per cent." In the lower house of the North Da kota legislature has been introduced .a measure which would apply the short ballot to the state government. By the provisions of this, the governor's term of office would be extended from two to four years, and he would have the appointment of a secretary of state, auditor, treasurer, superintend ent of public instruction, commissioner of insurance, three commissioners of railroads, and attorney general and one commissioner of agriculture and labor.- To effect these changes a con stitutional amendment would be re quired. Similar amendments have been proposed in the legislatures of Cali fornia. Colorado, Ohio, Washington, New York, Idaho. Michigan. Iowa and New Mexico. -J i A CHECK OJf PORK BARRELS. The "Public , Buildings" and "Rivers and Harbors" bills, which have Just become law. call for a total federal ex penditure of over ninety million dollars. The former carries appropriation of $47,473,850, and the latter demands $47, S68.894 from the treasury of the United States. Some of the appropriations are undoubtedly necessary, but others are demanded merely by the constituents of individual congressmen. The latter naturally wish to meet the demands up on them, for the representative who is successful in milking the federal cow into his own district's pail knows that it increases his chances of re-election. His fervent efforts for a large amount of the public money are perfectly nat ural. But the average citizen wishes to know whether the money is expended in the wisest possible way from the stand point of the general government. He is inclined to wonder whether federal buildings costing $100,000 and over are really needed In such places as Globe, Arizona; Chadron, Nebraska; Kalispell, Montana; Jasper, Alabama; Tulsa, Ok lahoma, and Elyria, Ohio, for which they are provided; and whether costly improvements to waterways, such, for example, as those on Woodbury Creek, New Jersey, $38,000; Black Warrior, Warrior and Tombigbee rivers, Ala bama. $1,338,500; Big Sunflower river, Mississippi, $120,000, and Port Aransas, Texas, $600,000, should really be made at national expense. Under our system of government, where appropriation bills originate in the house, it seems almost impossible to, put things on the right basis with out the introduction of some new prin ciple which would check extravagance automatically, says Anton Phelps Stokes, Jr.; secretary of Yale univer sity. Along this line Mr. Stokes sug- gests that ten per cent of the total cost of such improvements be raised locally before the government is called upon to contribute. Such an arrangement if it could be brought about doubtless would put an effectual check on many of these ex travagances. THE FARMERS' CONFERENCE. High cost of farm produce to the consumers ana low reiurua w farmers have led to the conclusion on the part of students of farm economy, that there is a leak somewhere that should be stopped. Hence there has been called a great national conference of farmers to meet at Chicago, April 8-10. It is ex pected" to prove important not only to the farmers themselves, but to the DeoDle at large. Farm finance has been for long far too unsatisfactory; and methods of transportation of farm produce, and marketing conditions in general, entirely unsuitable for the greatest good of both producers and consumers of the food supply of the nation. On the opening day the sub ject for discussion will be "Distribu tion," on the second day "Marketing and on the third day "Farm Finance." This conference has been called by the farm press 'of the country and will mark another mile post in the farmers' forward movement, accord ing to Farm and Home. At no time has there been so much interest taken in the cost of living, at no time have the people been so ready to adopt measures which are designed to work out the relief of the situation. No one is accusing farmers of get ting too much, as it is a well known fact that the proportion of the final price paid by the consumer that the farmer gets is very small indeed. What the farmer needs is better finan cial facilities, which will allow him to produce with greater economic ad vantage. What the common good de mands is a better system of distribu tion, less expensive transportation, less waste in marketing. The farmers believe that organized effort is needed to bring iibouu any im provement in conditions, and feel that the financial questions should ls settled first and then that the ques tion of distribution ,n-l marketing will be easier of solution. MVRDOCK OF KANSAS. The Washington correspondent of the St. Paul Dispatch sent out the following estimate of the representa tive in congress from the Eighth dis trict of Kansas: Victor Murdock was originally a newspaper man, but he has been in congress about ten years. He struck there with the fiery idea that he was going to turn things inside out, study their smallest details and particulari ties, turn them back again and sew them up with the burning threads of thought from his boiling brain, i JI shall reform the world," he said to himself, and he meant it. He -confided this to me one snowy afternoon. But he stayed in the house several years before he reaped that national prominence in which he now revels. He caught hold of the coattails of fame by finding out that the postal service of this country was not man aged economically. After he had made several speeches about that, he rose and rose and became more and more progressive. He is the most appro priate man you could possibly imagine to represent a section of Kansas, the state famous for cyclones, both at mospheric and mental. And he's a crackerjack good fellow. j WHY WE DUG THE CANAL. . Why has America succeeded in j building the Panama canal, where France failed? Was it because we had more money, better men or better tools? No. it was because the French died bo fast that they could not make any progress. The French, with an average force of 10,000 employees, lost from death during- their construc tion period 22,000 men. We, with an average force of 33,000 men during about the same length of time, have lost -from: death 4,000. The French, with an average of 1,600 white em ployees, lost during their construction period from yellow fever 2,000 men. We, with an average of 5.000 white employees during the same length of time, have lost from yellow fever only eighteen. The . Important question, however, is the health of the Ameri- can employees. During the year 1911 we had 10,489 American whites con nected with the commission. Their death-rate from disease was 4.48 per thousand. Of these 10,489 Americans, 6,025 were men and 4,464 women and children. The death-rate from disease among the men was 2.82 per thou sand. That among the women and children from the same cause was 6.72 per thousand. These facts are taken from a recent address, at Johns Hop kins University by Col. Wm. Gorgas, chief sanitary officer of the Isthmian rcanal commission. His address ap pears Tn a recent issue of The Jour nal of the American Medical asso ciation. Speaking of the condition of the Americans now in the canal zone. Col. Gorgas says: "I think a still better way of satisfying oneself with regard to health conditions is direct observation of the American employees. They as a class are rug ged and healthy-looking, of good col or, and energetic and active in move ment. They look more like the farm er and his family of the northwest than like people who have lived in the tropics for four or five years." JAYHAWKER JOTS Down at Altoona the glass plant is being prepared to turn out fruit Jars and lamp chimneys. The Santa Fe railroad is established seventeen experiment farms in south west Kansas, Just to show what fine things the land there will do. State Superintendent Ross will be able to see all the moving pictures free of charge. But the facfr is not likely to cause any rush for his Job next year, Farm hands in Smith county are paid $30 a month and furnished a horse and buggy on Sunday afternoons. Good place for some city young men to go, The talking moving pictures have not yet reached Wellington and the Journal consoles itself with the re mark that actions speak louder than words. The women's clubs have petitioned the Allen county commissioners to name a woman as poor commissioner, who also shall be police matron and truancy officer. Balie Waggener handed $100 to the relief fund and ,alt Mason says Your Uncle Balie may always be de pended upon to do the large and hand some thing. GLOBE SIGHTS BY THE ATCHISON GLOBE. Ab. Adkins says the wife Is boss if the family keeps a cow. There are also a few unmarried men who are henpecked. Jude Johnson is boss of his household when he isn't at home. Chronic bragging is as hard , to over come as chronic drinking. 'x'nere isn't anything quite so hard to lose as a worthless lead pencil. Remember your excuses won't seem r.a logical to others as to yourself. When a man is past sixty he has no business with a private phone in his office. Our notion of a luxury would be fruit which tastes as good as the California variety looks. So far as the longevity records show, no woman ever gets old enough to lose in terest in millinery openings. Three years after the marriage the bride can't help but laugh at the photo graph taken an hour after the ceremony. Occasionally there Is an economist who can fool himself Into the notion Jhat oleo margerlne is as good as creamery butter. No. a great deal is expected of the re cruit, except by the recruit's kin. Which rule holds In several other games besides baseball. QUAKER MEDITATIONS. From the Philadelphia Record. The only proof of the bluffer is in mak ing good. There is always a sure cure for the Ills of other people. One woman, can always make another woman happy by envying her. If you are going to ride a hobby select one that won't buck you off. Don't give away all your good advice. Save a little of it for yourself. Wigg "Oh, he's all right in his way." Wagff "Yes, but he is always standing in nis way. The man who wastes his time doesn't seem to realize that he will need it all before he dies. Fate sometimes makes a hero of a man. but It generally takes more than that to enable him to hold the Job. Sillicus "You never know how to please woman." Cynicus "What's the use? She generally pleases herself." No. Maude, dear; lust because a man can't keep a straight face don't jump to the conclusion -that he Is crooked. "We all have our ups and downs." re marked the Wise Guy. "That's right," agreed the Simple Mug. ."When we are not being shown up we are being called down." POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago News. Beauty either' fades or rubs off. Nature is probably too busy to turn out handsome men. the man who kicks himself gets ba'ck at his best friend. It's only a matter of time until a white lie becomes dirty. Any man's talk makes a sweeter sort ol noise after a good dinner. Some folks are so financially weak they are unable to stand a loan. Many a smart girl has caught a hus band by posing as a man hater. Make your words palatable when you can. You may be forced to eat them some day. If a voung man can't tell when he Is In love, the girl should break the news to him. Glcrv be. there is nothing to keep a thin woman from cultivating a broad outlook. Isn't it terrible the way a girl manages to look like her own mother's sister by th- time she has been married four years! jl HUMOR OF THE DAy "What's the trouble now?" demanded his employer, when the office boy came iu half an hour late. "The ice on the pave ments." said the lad. "Every step I took. I slipped back two." "You did, eh? Then how- did you ever get here?" "I started back home."- Judge. Young Popps--"Dearest, what did your father say when you told him of our en gagement 7" Daphne Sweet "Darling, it was too funny! . He gulped a few timeo, and then turned to the parrot. 'Polly,' said he -appeallngly, 'please help m ; out !' "Judge. . - ,- .Teacher "What days of the year are most dear -to us? You may answer, Willie."- WJllie "Christmas an" April 10." Teacher "April 10: Why, what happens then?" Wttllie "Gee. don't you know that's the" day th" baseball r-un opens ?v Cleveland plain Dealer. i BY THE WAY BT HARVEY PARSONS. Woodrow . Wilson is a thin, skinny person, but he hath a long leg and a largish foot. Several "hurry-touch" Job seekers can, verify this statement. But far be it from us to name the seekers; that would be adding insult to a swift kick. Anent this electron: about 6,668 of us were April-fooled, but having vot ed for the gamest little gentleman who ever wore whiskers, we should try to emulate him and make a noise like game losers. No one will ever hear a squeak of protest from Mr. Billard. He was forced Into the first and second races, and won; he was forced into the third and lost. And if Topeka ever es tablishes a. halt of fame, the clean, square, unobtrusive little gentleman may look down from above and see his chin-whiskers embalmed in marble. As little Peterkin's grandparent might have observed: "It was a fam ous victoree." They used hammers instead of swords, but they scored. In re the chin whisker: Henry George wore them, and was kicked in the face by people who after ward proclaimed him the equal of Gladstone and Bismarck. Grant wore them and conquered half a nation: J. Ham Lewis wore them when he was elected to the United States sen ate, and Uncle Andy Carnegie wore them while he was trying to spend his millions. Joe Cannon retired with his whiskers and politics intact, and Mayor tiaynor of New York is still on the Job with his chin-warmers. And it might be added that Harri son Parkman, who looks like Jour net, the grand opera basso, hath a state Job, and Mr. Billard will not be qualified to sleep in the poor house for several years to come. Addenda: The whisker may not be an asset, but it is not a hoodoo. Forty-one babies were born in the Dayton flood district. From which one might gather the ornithological Information that . the stork is a bird that does not fear water. At Louisville. Ky 5.000 barrels of booze went down the Ohio. The Ohio. at present, is what one might term some chaser. As Kentuckians avoid the chaser as much as possible, this may be termed a blue-grass disaster. But, honestly, gents, it would take an expert plumber to pipe any ad vantage m the results of this fool election. Jess Willard is advertised in coast papers as "the Kansas cowboy." .less was handicapped in the cowboy busi ness by being raised in a farming district where a lariat was a novelty, but it is said that he used to milk them twice a day. Mayhap we got bumped in guessing Billard, but we expect to live long enough to recoup by guessing Balie Waggener for United States senator. ON THE SPUR OF THE MOMENT BY ROY K. MOULTON. Hypnotism. He fell upon his bended knees And said: "Oh Agnes, wed me please," He told her that she was his queen: The grandest gal he'd ever seen: That no one had no eyes like her'n At least so fur as he could learn. He said he'd never seen so rare And gorgeous a display of hair. He said her figger was immense And hoped she wouldn't take offense Because he mentioned such a thing. For of it poets often sing. He said he'd traveled all round And never had he heard a sound So musical as was her voice. She was his one and only choice. He d give her all he had to give. Without her he could never live; No friend was by, his speech to stay. He wound up in the usual way. She gave to him her maiden heart It was a cinch right from the start. For. while she let him have his say, He had no chance to get away. She had him lashed right to the mast And tied and shackled hard and fast. He didn't know what he had said. He simply knew that they were wed; And when to breakfast she came down, Years later in an old house gown. Without a sign of curl or rat, And ready for the daily spat, He wonders how in thunder she Could have inspired the ecstacy Upon that great momentous night. On which he made and won his fight. And when it percolates his brain . As it has done time and again That she Just had him hypnotized Until he raved and idolized. From the Hickeyville Clarion. Somebody stole Constable Ezra Hand's dark lantern last week and he ain't been able to detect much crime since. He says he ain't naming no names, but he has seen his dark lantern on a certain automobile in this town bein' used as a headlight and if it ain't returned at once some body will git persecuted. Anse Frisby owns the only auto in this burg and this is believed to be a clew. . The constable is now on the trail of the culprit who dropped a lean slug in the horseless planner down at the Golden Nuggest buffet and got a tune for it. He says the wave of crime in this village has got to stop or he will know the reason why. He has got nine men in the calaboose on suspicion and as every one of them had fifteen or twenty slugs In his pocket when searched the constable believes he will land the guilty party before very long. Deacon Pringle has asked several young men their intentions toward his daughter, Miss Amy Pringle, our popular milliner, and not one of them would admit that he had any inten tions whatever, so the dtacon has put a sign on his front gate: "No admit tance Except on Business." There is always something said about a funeral, although it may seem hum'rous to the choir singers and the undertaker. The -only feature of a funeral is seein' the relatives all set tin' in one room and eyein' one an other up. trying to make up their minds whether to speak to one an other or not. When James Spink was bur'.ed two of the cousins got into a fist fight over a line fence that both e.f "em had forgotten twenty years be fore and James w;s upzet before the minister and undertaker could pry the I cousins apart, IT NEVER HAPPENED. One time a man alert and bright. Walked up to pet a mangy mule; He should have been kicked out of sight. According to all lawful rule. He stepped inside the critter's stall. He walked before, he walked behind. And not a thing occurred at all That mule was kind! One time I saw a servant maid Pour coal oil on the kitchen fire; And I was horribly afraid She would at once go soaring higher. But nothing of the kind occurred. She wasn't blown up to the sky. But really, upon my word, I don't know why! One time I saw a little boy root with his daddy's loaded gun; That foolish kid seemed to enjoy That sort of death-defying fun. He pulled the trigger, but his brain Did not receive the heavy load; For reasons which I can't explain, 1 would not explode! One time a nervous friend of mine Went to the mountains hunting deer; He saw the bushes move a sign That doubtless game was lurking near; With hope his huting heart thrilled, He turned his gun loose, just for luck; Oh, no, 'twas not a guide he killed. It was a buck! One time a sporty chap I know Sat down to play a poker game: I thought' he wouldn't stand a show, nd told the others 'twas a shame. But when the game came to an end. Oh, heavens, what an awful crash! Now don't misunderstand me, friend He got their cash! E: A. Brininstool. ill THE EVENING STORY An Amateur Kidnaping. (By Jane Osborn.) It was a glorious day In May and there was a half -holiday not -listed on the curriculum of Wilton College. It took the form of a wholesale desertion from the classroom on the part of the students, and the instructors gladly ac cepted the situation. The fact was there was a counter-attraction in the town against which the most brilliant lec turer could not hore to exert drawing power. The "hikers"' were coming they were due in the college inn for luncheon and were booked to speak on the campus at 2. Every one was interested, and the students displayed unabashed and open-minded interest in what they re garded as the latest brand of freak. They had gathered around the steps of the college hall, where the much heralded Gen. Lollabelle Proctor was to deliver her harrangue. They were ready with all their old cheers and a few new ones, invented especially for the occasion. If Gen. Lollabelle had been less heated and a little bit more familiar with the psychology of college men the trouble would never have be gun. In the first place, she mistook the well-meaning cheers for a new va riety of taunt, and therewith began to berate men in general, and college men In particular in a way that no loyal son of Wilton college could endure. Besides this, the day was one of those first warm days that sets the blood keen to do things out of the ordi nary. Gen. Lollabelle was allowed to finish her speech, and then a low rumble went through the ranks of students. "Let's kidnap her," some one said, and " a few enthusiasts gathered to gether to lay plans. It was soon de cided that the general herself was not worth kidnaping, and when some one said something about kidnaping the good lookers every one -of the stud ents recalled the figure of a really pretty young member of the party who, in spite of her travel-stained short skirt, slouch hat, stout shoes, alpine stick and knapsack, had struck a thrill of admiration into the breasts of more than one of the onlooking students. "What shall we carry her off in?" ased the ringleader. It was decided to use an automobile. Luckily enough Saundy Brannon, senior, happened to be rounding a cor ner of the campus road. He had ap parently not been present for the great event, and seemed rather indifferent to the whole, plan when he was hailed and told what' he was expected to do. The fact was Saundy Brannon had been 'out of sorts" for several months, though no one volunteered an explana tion. He was not enthusiastic about the scheme, but he offered no objections to letting his car be used for the kid naping, and also agreed to run it, if he didn't have to help in handling the victim. The "hikers" were to return to the inn for an early supper and were to resume their march afterward, reaching the next town before time for retiring. - Fortunately for the plans of the would-be kidnapers,, the "goodlooker,' namely. Miss Flora Maynard. was walking at the rear of the line, several feet from any of her companions. This was because, in spite of her stout boots and Alpine stick and the rest she had had on the campus. Miss Flora May nard was weary and longed to end her Journey. The shadows were settling along the narrow hedge-lined road through which the girls were passing. Gen. Lollabelle was carrying a lantern, but its rays failed to throw its light on the path of Miss Flora. She was naturally a littlp afraid of the dark and she was wish ing that she toad a lantern of her own, when she heard a rustle in the hedge. She shied to the other side only to feel a strong hand resting on her shoulder, and. looking around, fairly fell into the arms of a tall young man. who deftly but rather gently proceeded to stifle her attempted shriek with a large out spread hand. "Make no sound and we will spare you," she heard one of the men say, as they proceeded to carry her through the hedge. "You have been chosen our victim for reasons which we cannot reveal to you. We are the agents of the 'Amalgamated ' Organization of Gentlemen Anti-Suffragettes." " They carried her weary body through the hedge, over a newly-planted cornfield to the next lane, where an automobile was in readiness, surrounded by a group of rather agreeable looking ruffians. She was gently tucked Into the back seat. Saundy did not look at the girl, but he heard his associates talking to her. "Will you renounce suffrage and all of Its wicked ways?" he heard the spokes man asking her in mock solemnity. The plan was rather petering out. No one knew exactly what to do with the young lady. One of the college boys came running up the road with news that the dean of the college was getting into his automobile to come to the scene of the kidnaping. In a flash the dozen or so students fled, leaving the girl in the tonneau and Saundy at the wheel. His first in stinct was to escape, too, but then the thought that he would have to claim the car eventually and something in the' girl's voice made him stay. He got out and cranked the car reflect ing that he couldn't drl-e across lots to take the victim back to her parjy, so he would have to drive with all speed three miles further to a cross road, and might, in spite of the fact mat tne dean had a faster car than his own. still be able to restore her to her companions before he was caught. "I -will hurry you back to , your friends," he said, and then he turned and looked at her through the grow ing dusk. He looked again to make sure and leaned over the seat with one land on the wheel. "Floral" he gasped. "You had better hurry if you want to escape being caught. It. might mean your expulsion," she said. "Suppose he does catch up with us, said Saundy. speeding his car. "couldn't you say that I was an old friend of yours and that it was all right? See here. Flora," Saundy was again looking over tne seat unmind ful of the curves in the road, "it has- n t been my fault, this kidnaping business. I know how uncomfortable you are, but I can't drive the car with you back there acting that way. Come around here on the front with me or 1 11 have a smashup. I won't say a word, if you say so. Please " He slowed down the car and Flora swung around to Saundy's side. She smoothed her curling hair under her hat and strightened her collar. Then she sat as far from Saundy as she could without actually falling out of ine car, and Jsaundy spend on. She looked out of the car more as an excuse not to look at gaundy than anything else, but apparently to see whether the dean was nearing them. After they had been going about ten minutes she broke the silence. "He's coming," she said in alarm. "He'i just rounded the last curve." In a minute more the dean was there, and with a voice that was not altogether pleasant he ordered Saundy to stop, and Saundy obeyed. "Mr. Brannon, this is outrageous," he said. "I command you to release the young lady." "I am an old friend of Mr. Bran non." she said, "and he was kind enough to offer to carry me on to the next town isn't that all right?" "Oh, I beg your pardon," said the dean completely disarmed. "I under stood there was some sort of a fool ish kidnaping going on, and that Mr. Brannon had a hand in it. I beg your pardon." So saying, the college dean backed up his car, turned about and fled back to the campus. Then Saundy turned to the girl at his side. "Flora, you are an angel. You have saved my life. If I had been caught at it so near commence ment I wouldn't have got my degree, and that would have been the end of it. Flora," he said, surprised at her lack of response, "aren't we going to be friends again ?" Then he changed his tactics. "Floral I still consider our engagement bind ing. I never feit that it was off. Just because you misunderstood me, didn't give me the right to break my word to you or didn't give us a right to stop loving each other." Flora was weakening. I was afraid something like this would hap pen when we came to Wilton. They had palnned to stop and there was nothing to do but obey orders. I was afraid I would see you." You didn t used to be a suffra gette," Saundy said, drawing her hand through his arm. "I had to go in for something after after I didn't have you to think about," she said. Saundy laughed and accepted the excuse. He started the car again. "Where do- you want to go? he asked. Shall I take you back to them, or shall I take you back home?" . Flora hesitated for a minute. "I think perhaps I had better go home, please, if it isn't too far, only we might just stop and tell the rest so they won't worry about me. You see I wasn t a really, truly suffragette, Saundy," she added, drawing close to his side in the most natural way imag inable, "and I think I have had enough 'hiking' now." (Copyrighted 1913, by the McUlure Newspaper syn dicate.) SAYS UNCLE GAV We become "dead to the world" the moment that we cease to have a live ly interest in its multitudinous activ ities. Shortly thereafter we also be come dead to ourselves, and although we may continue to move about and exhibit other superficial symptoms of life we are in need of the services of an undertaker. A warm, tingling, vital contact with men and affairs is quite as necessary to normal life as is breathing, and for very much the same reason. A heart unhardened and quick to divine the feelings and the needs of others is quite as necessary as a healthy pair of lungs capable of extracting oxygen from the air. Without the one, a man might as well be without the other, for all the good that he is to himself or any body else. The dead-in-the-shell per son is merely so much spoiled lumber that clutters up the great workshop of the world, where every man has his duty, and should be doing it. Sympathy is the red corpuscle of the heart, and it has quite as much to do with spiritual health as has the little physical agent that carries life-giving oxygen into every artery of the body, He that is out of sympathy with the world is out of harmony with it. and he that is out of harmony finds the hand of every man against him. Moreover, he has lost the spiritual life-absorbing function. He has a bad pair of spir itual lungs. He is ready to die of that white plague which we call, for want of a better name, dry rot. There is but one way to stay young. and that is to stay in tune with the eternal youth and nature and our race, Men may grow old. but the race is al ways young. Its hopes, its dreams, its ambitions, its enthusiasms, its labors all defy the sere and yellow hand of age. Here is immortality, here are life and love and achievement each mo ment born anew. And he that ' keeps step with this unceasing rejuvenation has found the fountain of youth. His body may grow old and his bac& may bend. His face may wither and his hand refuse to do the bidding of his hesitant brain. But his heart is still singing with the first bird of spring, his soul rejoices in the light of as piration ihat burns anew in young men's eyes, and though all the world shall blindly call Iiim old. he knows that he is young and immortal. It is not for nothing that the day dreams-of old men seek again the ever green paths of youth. This Is not age's pathetic farewell of that which once was young it is nature's testi monial to the halt and blind that the soul may be young forever. They who, sitting in the warm sun, nodding over such fancies, read them aright, know that withered cneeks may ne ana palsied limbs are a delusion that they who will may stay forever at the brink of that fountain that so many millions in all times have sought and sought in vain. (Copyright, 1913, by the Mc Clure Newspaper Syndicate.) "Pop. I want to ask' you something." "What is it, tnv child V "Do they make airships go with flywheels?" Baltimore American .j KANSAS COMMENT TORNADO SEASON. It will do no good to become scared. But it will pay to use extreme care in watching the storm clouds which form off -in the southwest. Kansas has been talked about a great deal as the home of the festive twister. While she has never fairly earned that repuutation she is not immune, and she has the advantage of knowing that her storms, at least the more destruct ive storms, are of one kind and char acter. They travel from the south west to the northeast. Other states have been devastated by numerous storms this spring. The season is here. There Is no disgrace in running if you are scared. A live coward safe ly esconced in the sheltering haven of the southwest corner of a conveni ent cellar beats a dead bully and brave who thinks he can successfully combat the fury of the Lord Almighty as evidenced in a tornado. Beware of the storm cloud. Newton Republican. STOP THE MOVIES? Is impossible that the great state of Kansas has started something in her moving picture law? Has the meas ure been so drawn that it is to put a crimp in the exhibition of motion views for the entertainment or the thousands, day and night, all over the state? Surely the Democratic legisla ture didn't do this! Surely more care was taken with the law regarding movies than this? Some people might joke about the moving picture shows nut their withdrawal from business would be, for a time, a real calamity. They fill a place not otherwise filled. There are thousands of most excellent and entertaining films shown, night after night, and the lack of this sort of entertainment would be a sudden change in the manner of living, for a good many people, stanter. Let us all hope that some way may be found to ' keep the motion views passing before the bright light to fill the place that must be filled in rome other manner. if this method of entertainment would suddenly come to an end. Hutchin son News. FROM OTHER PENS AN EDUCATIONAL DISCOVERY. It is real genius in education which haa equipped and set to work the rural school- nouse in Aiaoama described by Booker T. Washington. The pupils in this in stitution of learning will get from it little enough algebra and lens r.hvof- But they will come away from it with practical knowledge of the workaday side of life, which is their largest need. as a scnoolhouse a neat cottage reDiacea me roriorn, laminar ramming shack. The family both live and teach there. Everything about the house is treated as an object lesson to the boys and the girls. Girls learn cooking and housekeep ing in kitchen, dining room and bedroom. They prepare the morning meal under the eye of the mother teacher. Boys work at farming, gardening and farm carpentry. Not only with tools, but in figuring the cost in labor and materials. Their work in English and grammar lies In written description of the work. It is more than an educational institu tion. It is a discovery, and the communi ties others couid help are not confined to the south. Baltimore News. A MAN WHO DIED POOR. 'Tbm Johnson certainly spent himself, in every sense of that word, in his fight for "fundamental democracy" in Cleveland. He was rated once as a millionaire. His ordinary business in vestments were quite uniformly suc cessful. And yet his estate at the time of his death, as totaled up last week by the appraisers, amounted to $32,070.12 in cash, property, stocks and bonds. The people of Cleveland know pretty well where this money went. It didn't ro to philanthropic enterprises, merito rious though that form of giviag is. But it went in contributions to the "war chest" from which the people of Cleve land and to some extent the people of Ohio carried on their struggle for self government. The career of Tom Johnson may sug gest to the man whose good . blood pounds in hi? veins that it Is vastly better to give a thousand dollars in the fight for democracy than ten thou sand for the charity ball. Chicago Post. EVENING CHAT sr Kirra. cakkron. Pendulums. When we try too hard for some one thing. It occasionally happens that we de- reat our purpose by the blind Intensity or our desire. In no direction is this so true as in the bringing up of children. Over-indulgence is not the only way to spoil a child. Over-intensity In trying to make a child develop desirable qualities sometimes results In making a child go to opposite extremes. Most of us are pendulums by nature The more violently we are pushed in one direction, the more violently we ultimate ly swing in the other. An acquaintance of mine who Is the mother of a. very pretty little girl of six teen. Is excessively anxious that her daughter shall be very quiet and refined in her intercourse with the other sex. Of course that Is a natural desire for any mother, but In this woman it is a mama and drives her to an excess of severity. She is always scolding this lively little girl for some outburst of her natural vivacity. She Is always forbidding her some pleasure in which her companions are freely permitted to Join. And of course the harvest of such se verity Is ripening for her sad reaping. Her daughter Is rapidly growing deceitful. II she cannot have a good time with her friends openly, she will have it secretly. And as everyone knows, the pleasure-? that must be enjoyed by stealth are the most dangerous and fascinating. Tiio walk home from school with her boy friend would be the most natural thing In the world If it were permitted, but it be comes a guilty adventure when It is for bidden fruit. The .step from plotting things like this, to plotting less harmless, adventures is not a long one, and I am told this little girl has already taken It. If this Is true. I firmly believe the mother had only her mistake to blame. The girl's deceitf ulness and Impropriety are the violent swing of the pendulum. wnicn nas oeen pushed out of Its orbit in one direction, and balances itself by swinging too far in the other. In another family, the mother's exces sive fear of fire, and her Insistence upon needless precautions, have driven hr whole -family to the opposite extreme. I never saw anyone so careless about fire as one of her sons who now has a homo of his own. Again, a mother who tried to dominate e-ery moment of her children's lives, say what they should eat. drink, wear. read. study, enjoy, is now struggling with an ultra-Independent daughter, who resents even suggestions as to what she shall do. The mother does not realize that she ls dealing with the swing of the pendulum, but that is just what it Is. Moderation Is a splendid quality In an;' relation of life, but in none more so than In this. As the twig Is bent so is the tree In clined, but be careful you don't bend it ao hard as to get it all out of snap.