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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.

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