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tTTrS! TOPEKA PATLY STATE JOTrRNAIrSATURDAY EVENING, APRIL 12,1913-
By FRANK P. SUCLEXXAN. Etered July 1. 1875, as second-class natter at the poetofflce at Topeka, Kan, Hder the act of congress. VOLUME XXXV No. 81 Official State Paper. Official Paper City of Topeka. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION Dally edition, delivered by carrier. 1 eents a week to any part of Topeka or Suburbs, or at the sama price in any Kan sas town where the paper has a carrier System. , By mall one year 1 in By mall six month t Zl By mall 100 days, trial order 100 TELEPHONES. Private branch exchange. Call S630 and ask the State Journal operator for per son or department desired. Topeka State Journal building. s. a Bmd 04 Kansas avenue, corner Eighth. New York Office: 260 Fifth avenue. Batil Block manager. Chicago Office: Mailers building. Fani Block, manager. Boston Office: Tremont Building. Paul Biock, manager. rVU, TEASED WIRE RFPORT OP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. The State Journal Is a member of the Associated Press and receives the full day telegranh report of that great news M--ganlzatlon for the exclusive afternoon publication In Topeka. The news is received in The State Jojr ral building over wires for thl3 sole pur pose. "The Balkan Rag" probably will put the Turkey trot out of business. New England didn't get a- cabinet place. But got the summer capital. Most of us still can stand a raise in salary without being hit by the in come tax. Everybody stand back now. Congress is abo-it to chase old H. C. L. out of the country. In the matter of revising the tariff congress seems to have decided to let Woodrow do it. The Chinese congress will meet next week, but may not have a tariff prob lem to wrestle with. Congress has been in session nearly a week and nobody has mentioned the "pauper labor of Europe." A strike of street car men has been inaugurated ' i Buffalo. Strikes are among the surest signs of spring. Government bonds are not taxed, but it looks as though the income tax would catch the man who cuts off the coupons. A perusal of the new Wilson bill will reveal a vast difference between it and the one of that name passed 20 years ago. The baseball season has opened at the federal prison at Atlanta, but for obvious reasons no player yet has made a home run. The session of congress began with the president's reading his message He may find it necessary to read the riot act before it closes. "There are 13 stars In ti,. bull moose flag, all right," says the Washington Poe. "but Where's the pole?" What's the matter with the colonel? It is not protection that is to be removed by congress, says the New York World, but monopoly. Well, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. You will understand the presence of so many tin cans on the dump when you learn that, the manufacturers made 2,000.000,000 of them last year, Again have the women of Michigan been defeated in their effort to obtain the ballot. What do those Michigan ders hope to gain by postponing the inevitable? A man recently released from the federal prison at Leavenworth depart ed immediately for Pittsburg. Proba bly he wants to return to a normal way of living gradually. Walter Page has been made ambassa dor to England and Thomas Nelson Page is mentioned for another foreign post. But it will take more pages than that to make a diplomatic book. St. Louis has abolished free lunches in her saloons and a Kalamazoo preacher has established them in con nection with his church. Much de pends upon location and point of view. There have been those who have ad vocated euthanasia for patients in a hopeless condition but Dr. Park of Buffalo probably is the first physician to openly confess that he has practiced it. In a recent election in Los Angeles, It is reported that less than 30 per cent of the male voters went to the polls. Perhaps the time is coming when the women will be permitted to do all the voting. The seventeenth amendment to the federal constitution has been adopted". and henceforth United States senator. I will be elected by popular vote instead of by the legislatures of the several states. While the personnel of the sen ate may not be greatly improved, the bribery and scandal which frequently have attended upon elections by the old method will be eliminated and the op portunities for control of members by special interests will be greatly les sened. President Wilson has broken two more precedents, both in one day. He not only read his message to congress Jn person but he confined it to about 1,200 words. - True, he is not the first president to appear personally in con gress, but it has been so long since anybody did it that the circumstance was generally forgotten. He intimated a majority of 147 in the house of repre that it may become a habit with him j sentatives. and a majority of six in and If it does we may safely look for j the senate and the White House is a continuance of that brevity which i Democratic Unanimously. There Is a characterized his first communication. A CHURCH EVERY DAY. The serious illness of the people, which has been announced in recent dis patches from Rome, probably interests more people than would that of any other living man. As the head of an organization that extends into every nook, and corner of the world he oc cupies a position that has no parallel. Wherever there are any consider able number of people there is thejcle church of Rome ) Leavenworth and Hutchinson are to The annual statistics of the Cnthollo hear .the Minneapolis Symphony orches- church from Catholic sources are now available from the annual official di rectory. That volume is so far ad vanced toward publication that Cath olic journals are able to present from it figures of general interest and im portance. There are, according to these authorities, 15,154,158 Catholics in the United States alone, while in the out side possessions there are 7,131,989 in the Philippines, a million or more In Porto Rico, 11,510 in Alaska, 42,108 in the Hawaiian Islands, and 900 in the Canal Zone. In all, there are 23,329,047 Catholics under the Stars and Stripes. The issue of the directory for 1913 In forms us that a new church Is built every day in the year. A table has been prepared showing the distribution of the Catholic popula. tion in twenty-five states having the largest numberof Catholics. During the year 1912 Michigan has forged ahead of Wisconsin and Kansas has advanced over New Hampshire, Maine, and Nebraska. The table fol lows: New York, 2,790,629; Pennsylvania, 1, 633,353; Illinois, 1,460,987; Massachusetts, 1,283,435; Ohio, 743,063; Louisiana, 584,- 000; Michigan. 568,505; Wisconsin, 558, 476; New Jersey. 506,000; Missouri, 470,- 000; Minnesota, 454,797; Connecticut, 423,000; California, 403,500; Texas, 306, 400; Iowa, 266,735; Maryland, 260,000; Rhode Island, 260,000;' Indiana, 232,764; Kentucky. 163,228; New Mexico, 140, 573; Kansas, 131,000; Maine, 123,000; Ne braska, 118,270; Colorado, 105,000. THE STUDY OF CIVICS. It was tue customary thought, not so many years ago, that the youth could not "be a man" until he had cast his first vote. Conversely, it was true that a man's civic interest did not begin until that time. Citizenship was, in most cases, a duty which was not ac cepted until the voting age had been reached. It was not strange, there fore, that it should come to be recog nized also as a duty worthy of seri ous attention only at campaign times. At present, the privilege of voting in most states is still a "man's work But it is more and more desirable that a man shall be fully qualified for the task when it is legally thrust upon him. To this end civics Is finding its place in the schools. It is being taught. either as part of the course or inci dentally, and students are encouraged to inquire into the methods of govern ment and the practical results there of. This need of intelligent equipment for the duties of citizenship is clearly recognized by the National Municipal League, one of the foremost agencies for civic progress. In order to encour age the interest of undergraduates and high school students In the various phases of government, the league con ducts two essay contests yearly. Sub stantial prizes are offered for the best essays on some subject intimately con nected with local government. For the William H. Baldwin prize, consisting of two parallel prizes of $50 each, college and university students are invited to compete. The subject suggested is, "The Best Sources of City Revenue." High school students of either sex are entitled to take part in the other essay contest, for which one prize of $30 and another of $20 are offered. These essayists will dis cuss "The Milk Supply in My City.' Obviously, the essayists will find It essential to successful writing to know their subject. This will lead them naturally 'into research of the most practical kind, and in many instances it will stimulate an interest in gov ernment that could not be gained oth erwlse. These contests deserve the attention of all school authorities, and it is de sired to emphasize the very practical object which the National Municip League has m view in fostering, a competitive study of some phase of the question of practical civics. "WHY WONDER AT IT? Why wonder about the causes of the high cost of living says the Philadel phia Record, when news items are constantly appearing similar to one from Trenton, which announces that the structural iron workers there are preparing to demand 61.5 cents an hour, assistant foremen 71 cents an hour, foremen $7 a day, apprentices 35 cents an hour and rapid promotion. When foremen are paid $7 a day and journeymen $4.92 for eight hours -of labor which, while Involving some risk, does not call for a high degree of skiU or lons exPerience, the burden la"s u',uu lne wnoie community. When this process is repeated in oth er lines of industry it is no wonder tl-at prices are high. The structural workers are simply mentioned here as examples of a gen eral tendency. Perhaps there is jus tice in their claim, but obviously it cannot be granted without increasing the cost of building construction, which in turn means higher rent, that again higher prices for articles sold by the lessee, etc. Everybody wants higher wages, but if all secure them there is bound to be a corresponding advance in the cost of the necessities of life. The Democrat party certainly has come back. All three houses of govern ment are Democratic The party has I Democratic vice president in the chair of the" senate for the first time in 16 years and a Democratic majority In the senate for the first time In 18 years. JAYHAWKER JOTS Two Olathe girls have inherited $80, 000 through the will of a deceased un tra this spring. The spring elections having passed, the next important thing in most Kan sas towns is the Chautauqua. Henry Allen must be preparing to run for governor. He announces that he will cut out all questionable adver tising matter from the Beacon's col umns. The people of Independence were up against a cold proposition with County Attorney Ise refusing to allow the ice company to increase the price of ice. Parsons Sun. We are informed that John Alexan der, present deputy county, clerk, will be a candidate for that office next year, says the Marion Record. Do they elect the deputies out in Marion. The new mayor of Wichita is about 72 years of age. He has appointed as chief of police a man 60. Evidently, says the Eagle, the kids have been running this country long enough. Ten and twenty dollar bills have been found lying around loose on the streets of Leavenworth, and the Lawrence Gazette says nothing like that ever nappenea before except at election time. Concordia is trying to get Into the metropolitan class and is demanding a union depot since the Missouri Pacific station was burned. What the town appears to need most is a fire depart ment. The Kansas board of health has dis covered that the water on trains is not fit to drink. Considering the fact that all other beverages are absolutely prohibited, says the Wellington Jour nal, the traveler must find himself in a horrible predicament. Calling attention to the fact that the last legislature passed 343 new laws, Anna Carlson suggests that it may become necessary to establish night schools at which the busy citizens of the state can get some information as to what a lawabiding man is expect ed to do to keep from breaking some law every time he turns around. GLOBE SIGHTS BY THE ATCHISON GLOBE. How a convicted man must hate law yers : A campaign issue usually frets over It shortly after election. No boy evangelist can convince us he knows much about sin. No, Hortense, the tariff reductions are not expected to extend to waist lines. In this country a Prince is the pariy prepared to pay for getting the gang tight. Ab. Adkins confesses he would like to be as much of a flirt as his wife thinks he is. A poor and downtrodden citizen feels he would enjoy worrying over the income tax. If a country dog comes to town often enough it becomes bold and chases a town dog. A mean man feels he Is a gifted diplo mat after demonstrating his ability to lie out of it. While the art of oratory may be wan ing, as intimated, there is still too blamed much talking. While the Demon Rum may not be as bad as a temperance lecturer lets on, ex perimenting to find out is poor business. After a man has shaved himself awhile he is less disposed to find fault with a barber, even if hot towels did drive him to the safety razor. "As I grow older, I am brave enough to admit that I don't care much for music; still. I prefer it to popular songs." Rule Mosklns. An Atchison woman will accept a posi tion in a millinery store for only one rea son: It will be the only way she can look over the stock to her satisfaction. She will resign as soon as she picks out her spring hat. In a small town the first families usually hate each other, and head opposing armies. The privates in the army are members of other families, who neglect their own interests to fight the battles of friends. The town is the battle ground, and every one knows how a battle ground looks after two armies have rougnt there. QUAKER MEDITATIONS. From the Philadelphia Record-! Poverty is no disgrace, but wealth can't always say as mucn. E-en when a man has a pull he some times has to be pushed. It doesn't do much good to offer a re ward for lost opportunities. It sometimes rea.uires a buoyant nature to keep up appearances. We are never too old to learn the things that are of no use to us. It is never too late to mend, but it's just as well if you don't have to. When a man lumps at conclusions the rest of us can generally see Ms finish. No man has such an impediment in his speech that he can't say a good word for himself. ' Hoax "I wonder why a genius alwa . ? wears long hair." Joax "Give it up. It's the bald-headed man who comes out on top." Mrs. Hibbubs "I feel all run down." Mrs. Subbubs "Ols, any woman is apt to feel that way after her neighbors get through discussing her." Mrs. Gnaggs "You have no Imagina tion." Mr. Gnaggs "Oh. yes, I have Didn't I used to tell you you were the sweetest little woman in the world?" T believe that a man should follow his own inclinations, remariced tne wise Guy. "Yes, if they are going in the right direction," added tne simple -viug. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. tFrom the Chicago News. The man of few words is usually mar ried. When a fellow owns a smart dog he does a lot of barking. Does his satanic majesty look like his pictures on the billboards? Being a fast young man enables one to run through a fortune in record time. Talking about it later is the bait that lures many a woman into having a good time. The most expensive thing in the world is getting even and it is hardly ever worth the price. And a woman can put up a harder fight with her tongue and her tears than a man can with his fists. When a woman is no longer able to de tect paint on another woman's face the time has come to consult an oculist. A wise wife is one who pretends to be asleep when hubby comes in at 2 o'clock m the morning and knocks over the lur- niture. Two o'clock is a poor time for e- tective argument. KANSAS COMMENT REFORM NEEDED HERE. Frequently one hears of the death or at least a close call for the victim caused by taking the wrong kind of medicine or swallowing something the nature of which they did not know. Laws have been passed and ordinances adopted to prevent medicine peddlers from throwing samples around on peo ple s porches, or In mail boxes. Usually. following the death or serious illness of some child caused by its having eat en a Dox of Purple Pills for Particu lar People, or some other nostrum there is a great rising up of the people demanding protection from that sort of thing. There has been for years a growing demand for more care in handling medicines, poisons, etc., until at present the strictest examinations must be passed before a drua- clerk can sell and compound prescriptions. If a man who has been studying his busi ness should happen to make a mistake and give you quinine when -you wanted fpecacuana, you would have seven fits in quick succession and proceed to raise particular cain with the gent. You would have him fired, peddle the news of his inefficiency throughout all the neighboring counties, and otherwise and in divers ways get his goat good and proper. All this notion is bred into people as a means of protection from folks who do not know their business dealing in the poisons contained in various kinds of remedies, invaluable when properly handled. Frequently you will read in the papers where some body took the wrong medicine, or too much. There is a strict protection of law thrown around the public in their dealings with drug stores. Poisons must be handled with the greatest of care, and sold only on prescriptions, to responsible parties, and for purposes stated to the druggist. These facts make a form of "bootlegging" in poi sons very profitable. Numerous toilet articles, innocent in appearance, are actually dangerous. Newton Repub lican. THE GAS SITUATION. Sometimes it is a good thing for the public to get up on its hind legs and howl. Had it not done so after Judge Pollock made his famous (some call it infamous) order to the receivers of the Kansas Natural Gas company ap pointed by him to raise the price of gas a great hardship would nave Deen worked upon the people. Right in the midst of winter the prices would have been more than doubled, a great many could not possibly have afforded to pay it and would have been forced to go to the expense of putting in coai stoves. But the people howled, they made it very hot for the court and he hesitated and finally turned the matter of local rates over to the state utilities commission. That body has just de cided that there is no occasion for the increase. The state board had a thorough in vestigation made and became con vinced that the Natural Gas company had flim-flammed Judge Pollock. They had made it appear that they were on the verge of bankruptcy when, as a matter of fact they were making as much money as they ought to be per mitted to make. They made it appear that there was insufficient gas to sup Dlv the demand and the state board has discovered that they could tiave a sufficient supply if they desired it. Leavenworth, Times. ... .. FROM OTHER PENS PRETTY GOOD PLATFORM. There is a woman out in, Topeka who wanted to be mayor of that city. However, her hopes are dashed for the present. In the primaries she re ceived less than four per cent of the 14,000 votes cast, though it was sup posed that she had the Socialists, the Progressives and the labor organiza tions behind her. She fell short of the usual Socialist vote. Several planks in this woman's platform are worthy of some notice. She would have the city do all of its construction work instead of doing it through contractors. If the city Is able to do that sort of work on a strictly business basis unquestionably it can save money. She would abolish all useless public offices now main tained for the reward of political workers. That commends itself to all citizens who are not political workers for purposes of reward. She stands for municipal ownership of street car lines, ice plants, telephone and other public ultilities. . She suggests free night schools, though here in the east we would wonder why that had not been done long ago. She would have an eight-hour day for all city em ployees. We are left in the dark as to whether the municipal work day in Topeka now is longer or shorter than that. Eight hours of real hard work up this way would exhaust most city employees. She would put the lid on tight bv the strict enforcement of the prohibitory law. So long as there is such a law it should be enforced. Her platform contains some other suggestions which indicate an en lightened public sentiment. Maybe it would have been a good idea to let her try them out. Incidentally, it might have been a good. test of wo man's capacity to govern. Buffalo Express. ROOSEVELT BOLTS AGAIN. We regret to report that there is a split in the Progressive party and that Mr. Roosevelt has bolted again. His formal repudiation in the Outlook of the Cubists and Futurists makes it more than doubtful that his Bull Moose party can ever be kept togeth er. Altnougn we agree wun everyming that Mr. Roosevelt says about the Cubist and Futurist pictures as a "luna tic fringe," the fact remains that thes views of art are identical with Mr. Roosevelt's views of government. The liberties that the Cubists and Futur ists take with form and color and per specive are identical with the liber ties that Mr. Roosevelt takes with court3 and constitutions. When he dis misses their apologia with the con temptuous remark that "change may mean death, not lif- and retrogres sion, not development," he Joins the ranks of the reactionaries. His lan guage Is as reprehensible as that of a fossilized justice of the United States supreme court. The Cubists and Fu turists, according to their way of thinking, are engaged in making this a better country for George W. Per kins' children, and they are entitled to Mr. Roosevelt's active sympathy. They stand at a Cubist Armageddon battling for a Cubist Lord. They are the Osawatomie speech of art. The Nude Descending a Staircase" is the perfect pictorial representation of a Roosevelt platform. How did the ser pent of discord wriggle into the Bull Moose Eden? New York World. i MOTHER OF FIVE. She mothered five! Night after night she watched a little bed. Night after night she cooled a fevered head. Day after day she guarded little feet. Taught little minds the dangers of the street; Taught little Hps to utter simple prayers. Whispered of strength that some day would be theirs And trained them all to use It as they should. . She gave her babies to the Nation's good. She mothered five! She gave her beauty; from her cheeks let fade The rose's blushes; to her mother trade. She saw the wrinkles furrowing her brow. Yet smiling said, "My boy grows stronger now. When pleasures called she turned away and said: "I dare not leave my babies to be fed By strangers' hands; besides they are so small I must be near to answer when they call. ' She mothered five! Night after night they sat about her knee And heard her tell of what some day would be. From her they learned that in the world outside Are cruelty and vice and selfishness and pride ; From her they learned the wrongs th?y ought to shun. What things to love, what work must still be done. She led them through the labyrinth of youth And brought five men and women up tj Truth. She mothered five! Her name may be unknown save to the Of her the outside world but little knew. But somewhere five are treading Virtue's ways. Serving the world and brightening its days Somewhere are five, who, tempted, stand upright. Clinging to honor, keeping her memory bright. Somewhere this mother toils and is alive No more as one, but in the breasts of five. Edgar A. Guest, in, Detroit Free Press. THE EVENING STORY Lost A Solitaire. (By Molly McMaster.) Roger Lewis sank discontentedly into the lone chair beside his break fast table. It seemed more or less ungracious considering the fact that the coffee was emitting little joyous sounds from the percolator and the muffins, under a silver cover, were worthy of a king's palate. Good old Sarah, who had served Roger since boyhood, smiled under standing, and with the familiarity born of long servitude uttered her thoughts. "You would not be sighing that way if a bonnie golden head were at the other side of the table, 1 m thmK ing," she said. Roger smiled boyishly and his eyes lit up. "You are right, Sarah," he agreed, "what I need is somebody with one of those little lace caps with the pink bows on them opposite me." He gazed whimsically up at Sarah. "And I want her to have many little gold-colored curls peeping out through the lace." Sarah laughed and watched Roger buttering his second muffin. "I could manage the pair of you as well as one," she hinted and retired to the kitchen. For a moment more Roger contem plated the joy of watching slim white fingers turning the small percolator spout and drawing forth his cup of coffee. After that he sighed and pick ed up his morning paper. Perhaps it was because nis mina was more or less matrimonially bent that a small item caught his attention. It read: "Twenty-five dollars for the return of a solitaire engagement ring. No questions asked. M. Carr, 177 River side." "Humph!" muttered Roger Lewis; all solitaries look alike there is a good chance for some one with a ring who needs a little ready money." He read the name again. "M. Carr would probably not know her own ring from any other." Roger persued his paper, but for some peculiar reason he seemed des tined to remember the name of M. Carr. He wondered what she was like and by what carelessness she had lost her precious ring. Also he specu lated as to whether the lucky man knew of the loss. Roger considered any engaged man lucky. At least he has some one to squan der money on," thought Roger, and suddenly he smiled. He, too, could spend money on this same careless girl. There was nothing to hinder him from buying a solitaire, having the initials M. C. engraved therein and going with it to Miss Carr's home. Roger finished his breakfast hur riedly. The thought of an unconven tional meeting with any girl, whether she be engaged or not, was at least amusing. Afterward, when he had written out a big check and walked out of the jeweler's with a startlingly beautiful diamond ring in his hand, he began to feel foolish. "I am all kinds of an idiot!" he complimented himself, "but I seem to want to see this thing through." It was nearing the dusk of twilight when Roger approached the home on Riverside. It was a big apartment building and he was carried by the elevator to the top floor. The oddity of his experience brought a smile to Roger's eyes and when the door opened in response to his knock the smile slipped to his lips. She who had opened the door was both joyous and beautiful. "I have an engagement ring," Roger said quickly, "and I seek the one to whom it belongs." . A silvery laugh followed his words. The girl in the doorway motioned him within, and when the door had closed behind him Roger felt suddenly weak. Was it the perfume of the girl's sunny head or the radiance of her smile? Something, he knew not what, had pierced his being with the swiftness of an arrow. "Do you know," the girl was saying as she led the way to a dainty room that overlooked the river, "you are the tenth man who has been here in answer to my advertisement." "Then you are M. Carr?" Roger found himself asking. He mechanically held toward . her the ring he had bought. An involuntary exclamation of surprise left Madge Carr's lips. A little flush had stolen into her cheeks while she exam ined the clear sparkling stone. Roger had ample time to admire the golden curls that could have peeped from beneath the lace cap had she worn one. "It is not my ring I am sorry to say," she told him with a smile that stirred Roger's heart to action. "It is such a beauty." "But it has your initials inside," Roger informed her. There was so much dis appointment in his voice that Madge laughed aloud. x "I am more sorry than ever that it Is not mine," she said and slipped the. ring onto her engagement finger. Roger's eyes gleamed and he knew then and there that some day he would make Madge Carr wear his ring. He arose tc go. "There is no chance of my knowing the man to whom you are engaged, I sup pose," he said. "I know an awful lot of men." He looked down at her and his jaw had squared. He could almost see her slim white fingers turning the spout of his percolator and eood old Sarah wait ing upon them. - When Madge looked up ana met his expression she glanced swiftly away. After a moment she said "I am not engaged. I put that adver tisement in the paper just to get a story." She was speaking hurriedly. There was something new in her smile, and the big man standing beside her seemed to have taken quick possession of the situation. "I I write fiction and the idea of seeing what would happen after that advertise ment made me " "Not engaged hurrah!" cried Roger Lewis, forgetting that ten minutes before he had not so much as seen Madge Carr. "Sarah will be delighted," he added un der his breath. "You see I -often do foolish things like that just to see what will happen and get a little excitement," Madge was tell ing him as he made his way toward the door which now seemed the gate of hap piness. "I hope you will find the owner soon. Whoever lost that one must sure ly be weeping." Roger turned suddenly and stood very near the girl with the golden ringlets and slim fingers. "I bought that ring and had your in itials put into it just before coming up here. Yours is the first finger it has been on. and it is never going to be on any other." His tone was bantering, but Madge Carr recognized something In It that made her catch a swift breath. "Truth is sometimes stranger than fic-tion.'-' was all she thought of to say. (Copyright, 1913, by the McClure Newspa per Syndicate.) v 1, - I EVENING OUT j Negatives and Positives. Are you a negative or a positive? The other day I went into a book shop to buy a birthday present for a small nephew. After some difficulty I corralled a clerk from behind some bookshelves and stated my errand "What have you in books about ani mals, for very small children?" The clerk turned a cold and incurious eye upon me. "We haven't anything at all," she said. She adaea noining la ther and there was a nnauty in o manner which made me feel as If had run up against a blank wall. t went to another shop. A pleasant- faced clerk came forward to greet me. I asked the same question. She seem ed much interested, as if I had pro pounded a most absorbing problem to her. "Well, let me see," she said. i don't know that we have anything In stock Just appropriate, but I'm sure we can order something. Or perhaps 1 nsn find something else that will do. Let me bring you a catalogue." In a few minutes that clerk had deftly per suaded me that a book of fairy tales would do quite as well as the other book, and had sold me an expensive copy. .. Now the first clerk was a negative, her suggestion was entirely negative. She told me what she didn't have but not what she did have. The second clerk was a positive. She passed lightly over the negative and at once began to radiate positive sug gestions. And she got the sale which the other clerk might have just as well had. The shops are an excellent place to study the positive and negative types, but clerks are by no means the only people who attract success by their positive suggestions or repel it by neg ative. That is what we are all doing j each day. . j For instance, two boys go hunting for a position. One of them approaches the prospective employer by saying, "I don't suppose you want a boy to do office work?" The other says, "Can you use a bright, energetic boy around your place? I'm sure I could make good." You can imagine which gets a position first. The mother who is a negative is al ways telling her children what not to do. "Don't do this," and "Don't do that," she cries from morning until night. Like "Dorothy Don't," her chil dren almost wonder if that dread word isn't part of their names. On the other hand, the mother who is a positive uses the negative as lit tle as possible. Instead she is full of positive suggestions. She knows that it is far better to distract the baby's attention by a harmless toy than to snatch the harmful one away from him, better to suggest a (Hslrabie piay to the older children than the ban of the undesirable one. In any club or society, it is the posi tives who scheme and plan, and con struct and create, and the negatives who simply exist. Which are you, a negative or a posi tive? Petrified Cataract. With all the beauty of a cataract of living water, there is in Algiers a remark able petrified waterfall which recently has been engaging the attention of sci entists. This Is the Hammam-Meskhutin, which means "The Bath of the Damned," and is located sixty-two miles from Constantine, on the site of the ancient town of Cirta. This solidified cascade is the production of calcareous deposits from sulphurous and ferruginous mineral springs. Issuing from the depths of the earth at a temper ature of 95 degrees centigrade. "The Bath of the Damned," even from a near viewpoint, looks for all the world like a great wall of water dashing into a swirling pool at its foot, yet its gleam ing, graceful curves and the apparently swirling eddies at its base are as fixed and immovable as if carved from the face of a granite cliff. Many centuries have, of course, gone to the making of the deposits, and the springs were well known to the ancient Romans. The name Hammam-Meskhutin was given to the stone cataract in an allusion to a legend that the waterfall was petrified by Allah, punishing the impiety of unbelievers by turning all the members or a inoe into biuhc. uigui, so the story runs, its stone dwellers of the remote past are freed from their : strange fetters, come to life and resume j their normal snaMe- ajvuwjh Many Kinds of Sugar. There's lots of ignorance floating around about the things we eat, es pecially the sweet thing called sugar, for there is not one. but many sugars varying one from the other in certain qualities. There Is sugar from the cane, from the beet and the maple. There is a sugar called glucose and another called fructose, which when combined are invert sugar. One or both of these sugars are universally distributed. They are to be found in all fruits. When cane sugar has been boiled with an acid or cream of tar tar in the making of candy it is changed into glucose. In the human system all starch is digested into this glucose. Also this is the starch which gives the sweetness to commercial glucose, which, when made from the starch of the corn, is known as corn syrup, and when made from the starch of the potato has been called potato syrup. Then there is the sugar of milk. Leslie's. Mrs. Yeaste I see it is said that throughout her wedding day the Korean bride is bound to remain mute. Mr. Yeaste No wonder the Korean bride groom looks upon his wedding day as one of the happiest in his life. Yonkers Statesman. j SAYS UNCLE GAV j If you really wish to do a little good In this more or less mixed-up world of ours, eschew the lust of fame and don't hanker for what Is popu larly called "leadership." The world seldom knows its leaders. They are dead and gone these many years be fore the rest of us get an Idea as to what the obscure struggle, the freak ideas and the martyrdom were all about. They do their work and die with the blessed knowledge of having planted seed that shall bloom and come to fruit in years to come, or the black desperate doubt as to whether it was worth while. A decade, a century or a millennium later there comes along a flamboyant person with the plum age of a peacock and the voice of chanticleer, who modestly asserts that the sun can't get to work until he himself delivers the matutinal cock-a-doodle-do. And this man we worship and call a "leader," Now, as most of us know, the sun is going to rise whether the cock crows thrice or has a cold and keeps silent uuder the orders of a throat specialist. Some of us are beginning to learn that a "leader" is one who does not lead, but reaps where he hath not sown. The popular leader never directs the procession he is pushed. He is a sort of a human cowcatcher, who accord ing to the Kansas poet, thought it pulled the train. The procession itself is the engine, baggage car and pas senger coaches. Tho man who piled the coal into the firebox, started the fire under the boiler and made the thing go is little in the thought of the passengers and less in the ken of the cowcatcher. Fame may have alighted upon him accidentally after he was dead too long to convert it into legal tender for the payment of grocery bills, but the chances are that even this posthumous mockery passed him by. He lives in his work, nameless, perhaps, but an undying force. And this is the greatest human service. "Leaders" strut a little while and presently are brought into collisions which send them to the scrap heap to make room for newer cowcatchers. The prophet, the seer and the World servant occupy no conspicuous place, but their deeds are immortal, though the memory of them is lost even as their names. For a good deed or a great idea is as indestructible as mat ter it lives and changes and takes itself form again, and through the end less processes of evolution is a posi tive force for progress and regenera tion. It matters not that in after years and later centuries gnat-like men may bask in the growing light of these works of the departed that is the last sincere tribute that mediocrity pays to consecrated genius. (Copyright, 1913, by the McClure Newspaper Syn dicate.) HUMOR OF THE DAY "Who painted Subbub's house?" "He told me the name of the concern. I think he said it was done by Fits and Starts." Boston Transcript. Eugene "This book case is an inch out of plumb. We must have that fixed." Imogene "Oh, dear. And I've heard those plumbers are so expensive." Judge. Niece "And at the last moment we call ed in a consulting physician for my uncle." Friend "The consulting physician shared 'the blame, I suppose?" Niece "Yes, and the estate." Life. "Some people contend that dogs can reason." "Of course, they can't. Don't a dog stick to a man who has been good to him even when the man Is down and out?" Baltimore American. "Mr. Snops is a rather insignificant looking man." "Well, if vou had been withered by a wifely eye as much as Mr. Snoops has you'd look insignificant, too.'" Birmingham Age-Herald. "What Is a political leader?" "Well." replied Senator Sorghum, "sometimes he is very much like the orchestra leader; the man who provides the gesticulation and general excitement while somebody else Is doing the real work." Washing ton Star. Show girl (bursting into manager's office) "Quick! There's a fire behind th--j scenes, the gang is rushing about like mad and screaming their heads off. Look like a panic. What will we do?" Man ager "Do? Ring up the curtain, oi course, and let the audience think it ls the opening chorus." Puck. Come now. John, we've seen the ele phants and the monkeys and the birds; let us go into the aquarium." "But. dear Eliza," replied the obedient husband. "I can't swim a stroke!" Yonkers States man. Splnks Does your girl like poetry? Winks Yes, but she's too Insinuating. "In what way?" "Well, she won't agre that anything rhymes with 'spring time but 'ring time.' "Boston Post. Guest Look here, waiter! The por tion of chicken you served to me was not one-third the- size of the portion you just gave to that fat man over there. I'm going to make a complaint. Where's the manager? Walter (indicating fat party in the foreground) That's him, sir. Tit-Bits. "Say, Bill, wot's a pedigree?" "Same as hydrophoby, I guess." "Hydrophoby, nothin'! You're way off." "Well, It's semetin dogs have, anyway." Boston Transcript. The young man was something of a bore and the young lady sent word that she was out. "But he has a box of candy with him," was the word that came from the maid. The young lady reflected. "No," she finally said, "It isn't worth it. Tell him I'm out." Philadel phia Telegraph. "What are you worried about?" "I am not worried," answered Mr. Meekton, "only puzzled. What I can't understand is why a woman will march four miles in a suffragette parade and require a tax icab to travel four blocks on a shopping . trip." Washington Star. Her Papa Is my daughter willing to marry you? Her Suitor Yes. sir. Her Papa Is it an election bet or is lova really blind? The Club-Fellow. What Might Have Been Editor Have you submitted these poems anywhere else? Poet No. sir. Editor Then where did you get the black eye? London Opinion. "Pa, when people say that a man is a good provider what does it mean" "It means that they are trying to apologise tor bis bad habits." Detroit Free Presj Mr. Bugglns I lost my umbrella today. Mis Bi'ggins Thau's Just like jrim, John Henry Bugglns. I tjld you tr's m;rniis to ta; one of the borr sd Ones. I'llli di! iiia Record. Correction. "Fine night." said Smith ers, glancing at the heavens. "No." re plied the Boston girl, "you mean infinite." Harper's Bazar. ) "