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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURHAC-MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 23, 1913- 3rprba $tnte Journal By FRANK P. MAC LEXSAJf. Etered July 1, 1S75. as secand-claas natter at the post off ice at Topeka, Ka, rder the act of congress.! VOLUME3 XXXV No. 137 Official State Paper. Official Paper City of Topeka, TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION Daily adlrlen. delivered by carrier. cents a wee to any part of Topeka or ejbirrbe. or at the same price in any Kan as town where the paper haa a carrier system. By mail on year... By mall six month J.eo By mall MO days, trial order 10 TELEPHONES. Prltmte branch exchange. Call SBSO ana ask the State Joornal operator for per son or department desired. Topeka State Journal bulldlns, nd 804 Kansas avenue, corner Eighth. New York Office: 280 Fifth avenue. Paul Block manager. Chicago Office: Mailers building. ?iork. manager. m B Boston Office: Tremont Buudlng. rani Biock. manaRer. Panl im LEASTTO WIRE HKPOrTT OP THE ASSOCIATED PRKSS. The State Journal Is" a member j" Associated Press and receives the full day telegraph report of that great news r ganlzatlon for the i exclusive afternoon ii Villus Hmi fn Tnn.Va. The news is received In The State Jeoev al building over wires for una sole pw posa. to the Republican party when the na tional committee resigns, calls a con vention and adopts the Progressive platform. This Is too easy a compro mise. We favor this, but would de mand that Barnes and Penrose also be compelled to sing 'Onward Christian Soldiers.' while Dave Mulvane comes to the mourners' bench to make pub lic confession of his sins. If that were done there could be harmony." HOME SEWJ WHILE AWAY. Snbwrihers of the State Journal away from home during the summer mar have the paper mailed regularly each day to any address at the rate of ten eent a week or thirty cents a month by mail only). Address rhimmi often as desired, vhi.e out of town the State Journal will be to van like a daily letter from home. Advance payment is requested on these short time subscriptions, to save bookkeeping expenses. Advocates of a safe and sane Fourth, thou Id take some action pn the speeches. It seems to be a difficult task to convince those Moros that they have been pacified. Th aviation season in Wall street doesn't seem to be starting off auspi ciously, this season. After 25 years spent in making preparations for war, the Kaiser now is prepared for peace. A magazine writer estimates that Colonel Roosevelt is worth $200,000. But what about those six cents? The English sparrow as a factor in reducing the high cost of living has been long and favorably known to cats. "Sugar at a Glance," a tariff pam phlet issued by the sugar trust, like all fiftinn should be read between the lines. It isn't going to be an easy matter for the sugar lobby, after admitting that it spends $400,000 a year, to prove that it doesn't exist. A Chicago physician declares that walking is not beneficial. Obviously good practice, among automobilist is something worth having. The much talked about concert of the powers is not particularly musical. which may account for the fact that the Balkan states are not asking for an encore. One good thing about the income tax Is that it will keep in this country some of the money that has been going to the titled husbands of American heiresses. Rome day, some Judge Is going to surprise the world and shock the legal profession by giving a perfectly clear, elf-interpreting decision in about twenty words. Tea King Morse has been made tho president of a big New Tork corpora tion. Tet there are ex-convicts who claim that it is difficult to obtain good Jobs after being released from prison. One by one, old institutions are passing away. A picture' of Uncle Joe Cannon has been published without showing a long, black stogie in his mouth and Senator Jim Ham Lewis is talking about cutting off his whiskers. The Railway Age Gazette concludes that the supreme court's decision in the Minnesota rate case has "advanced the problem of regulation of rates toward a solution which will not be de structive of the rights and interests of railways and which will at the same time be satisfactory to the public." While this was not the stock market conclusion on the day following the de cision, says the Springfield. Mass., Re publican, the consensus of opinion In the long run will sustain It. THERE MUST BE A WAT. There are many things doing in the street railway world that Inspire the hope that the 'day of better things for Topeka may come some time. Cleve land's three-cent fare is such a suc cess that the company is making big money and the patrons are saving $4,000,000 a year. Acquirement of the system by tha city is said to be imminent, with two cent fares and universal transfers likely. Detroit has voted by a large major ity to take over Its lines, which have been declared by the court a tres passer on the streets, the private fran chises having expired. Sn Francisco is moving ahead steadily with the de velopment of its municipal system, and by the time of tha exposition will have something worth while as a municipal exhibit not under the main tent. Chicago has started out ro k If It can't be shown that it la botn right and feasible that a fare should entitle to a seat. The people of this city have been so thoroughly aroused by the failure of the city and the street railway com pany, to get together on tha matter of extensions that It is not unlikely that soma plan will be evolved by which tha public can get what It wants and the consideration to which it is entitled. The city should find a way or maka it. SAVING THE HOGS. Hog cholera has for many years been a scourge of the hog raising In dustry, causing heavier direct losses than any other animal disease In this country. The losses tor last year mi estimated at $60,000,000. In the face pf a short supply and high prices pf meat it Is becoming imperative that some' thine- should be done to check the ravages of this disease. Armed with an effective preventive treatment, the department of agriculture hopes by means of these experiments to dem onstrate a method whieh can later be applied on a large scale throughout the infected regions, so as to control and eventually to eradicate hog' cholera and thus stop the heavy losses and hP to increase the country's meat sup ply. Under a special appropriation of $75,000 made by congress "for demon strating the best method of prevent ing and eradicating hog cholera," the department of agriculture has. under taken practical experiments In . com bating this disease. The appropriation becomes available July 1, and work will be begun first in Iowa, and will be taken up later in Indiana, and in one or two other states. In Iowa the work will be done in co-operation with the state veterinarian and the Iowa state college. A few years ago the bureau of animal industry of the department, after years of experimentation, developed a serum which has been demonstrated by re peated tests to be very effective to preventing hog cholera. . Jn many states this serum has been prepared and distributed to farmers with the result that large sums of money have been saved to the farmers, but thus far no systematic effort has been made to eradicate hog cholera. In the work which Is now begun the control and eradication of the disease will be the main object, the serum being used in connection with the necessary quaran tine and educational measures. nel for vessels will lie within the lake area, and about nine miles will be through Culebra cut, and these nine miles constitute all that can properly be called a canal, unless the sea ap proaches at either end be included In that designation.' JA YHA WKER JOTS The county assessor of Norton coun ty has found out that the people of his county are worth $318 per capita. The police arrested the sheriff down at Hutchinson. Now who will arrest the coppers should occasion arise. Citizens of Robinson captured the night watchman and then pulled up all tha hitch racks along the main street. Fred on la is about to establish country club. People living in crowded cities must have some place to get fresh air. They take It hard at Herington Listen to these two items from the Times- "Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stenger are tha parents of a girl." "Mr. Carl Stenger was on the sick list Satur day,' Applying for a position as a re porter on The Globe a young man states that he has taken the degree of B. S. In Journalism, What's that Atchison Globe. Ask one of your printers. When a man tells you that he has never paid a cent for repairs on his automobile, don't dispute him. He may be telling the truth and be able to prove it by the man that did the repairing. -Barnard Bee. A two column article in the Em porta Gazette pn the passing of the old Whitley opera house la one of the finest things appearing recently in Kansas newspaper, and will appeal to many an old time resident of the state, ... Note, If you please, the wisdom of our own. William Tost Morgan In re 'raining from making his trip to Bui garla until the war Is over. William was not afraid to go while tha war was on, but desired to show his dis approval of war by his absence. Mr. Morgan is particularly strong as man of peace, a fact he has proved by waging many a fierce war in order to secure it. Lawrence Gazette. &Y THE WAY BY RARTET PARSONS. GLOBE SIGHTS BT THE ATCHISON GLOBE. pn The power of judicious advertising In bringing results again has been ex emplified. Baltimore offered a loan of $5,500,000 and had no takers; tightness of the money market, it was explained It cut the price to 90 without materially stimulating the demand. Then Mr. Grasty, publisher of the Sun, offered to sell $10,000 worth of the bonds at the newspaper office, and people poured In and bought that block and other blocks until The Sun had sold almost a million dollars' worth and the city has cut off the 10 per cent discount. No longer can there be any doubt that William Allen White is headed for the Democrat camp. He declines to be bound by his chiefs plan for har mony. Under the caption "Asks Too Little" he says In his Emporia Gazette: "Our old army friend. Colonel T. Roosevelt, with whom we stood so valiantly a year ago at Armageddon, has declared that he will go back in- A BRIDGE OF WATER. What the engineers of the United States government are constructing at Panama is not a canal through the Isthmus, says a writer In the July Scribner, but a bridge of water across and above it. The socalled canal is a huge water bridge, the first in the world's history. It is about 34 miles in length, 87 feet high, with a chan nel of water through its center varying in depth from 4 5 to 87 feet and in width at the bottom from 300 to 1,000 feet. The bridge is divided into two sections, Qatun lake and Culebra cut. the latter being an arm of the former. Access to the bridge by vessels will be by means of water-elevators, six in duplicate at either end, each 1,000 feet long, 110 feet wide, and with a com bined lift of 87 feet. At the Atlantic end the elevators are grouped one above another, like a flight of three steps. At the Pacific end two pairs of elevators are grouped at the bottom, and are separated from the third pair above by a platform of water in the form of a lake about a mile and a half in length. The piers or walls which hold the bridge in place are the Gatun dam and elevator gates at the Atlantic end end the dam and eleva tor gates at Pedro Miguel at the Pa cific end. In constructing the bridge and se curing a level for its channel it was necessary to cut a passage through a mountain range near the Pacific end and to erect a lower mountain range or ridge at the Atlantic end. The first is known as the Culebra cut, and the second, composed in large part of the earth and rock taken from the cut and transported about thirty miles. Is known as the Gatun dam. A moun tain had to be moved, not by faith, but by dynamite, steam-shovels, and rail way trains, and set up anew thirty miles away. It was placed across the lower end of a valley or watershed comprising 1,320 square miles and will form in that valley a lake with an area of 164 square miles, with a depth varying from 45 to 87 feet, and con taining 183,000,000,000 cubic No route is as short as it looks railroad map. Think only of yourself and people will call you thoughtless. A drunkard's excuse usually Is that every man lias one or two faults, It s our theory that the sardine Is bad enough without putting oil op it. A hammock Isn't much of a seat unless there is a gifl in it to sit besides. Comparatively few women smoke, but they do more vlsling than the men do. It must be trying for the haughty caul! flower to admit kinship to the common cabbage. In embarking on the sea of matrimony a man should expect to row the boat, and rowing a boat is hard work. It Is a dull day when the Sports Com mittee can't think up anything more en tertaining- than a balloon race. , There are several ways of proving that you are Broad-Minded, but getting soused or picKiea isn t one or tnem. When a man arrives home and his wife screams out, "Peppermints again," a long argument is going to follow. One old sport offers odds of eight to three treat a surprising percentage or these transparent silk hose have holes In the toes. Don't feel too bad If people call you stingy; the gent who wants a ten cent free lunch with a single beer rarely be comes an inebriate. Possibly the asylums are crowded, which rnay account for the fact that there are some on the outside willing to let the motorcycle go its nest. To a man plodding alone: the sidewalk no other void seems so vacant as the un occupied tonneau of a passlnx motor car. and, If he is tired it may make him think bitter thoughts and join the Socialist party. There are so many other forms of semsnness that it is an unusual person who hasn't a few in capltivlty. But the fact that they may be less conspicuous man tne one just mentioned shields from criticism, and may even permit high standing as a Lovely Character in your community. But there is no alibi for the monomotorlst (a word of recent coinage) which will be generally accepted. He may have plenty of excuses beyond the one furnished by the late Mr. Vanderbilt, but the plebeian pedestrians don't know, and feel peeved. QUAKER MEDITATIONS. From the Philadelphia Record. It seems that no matter how high he climbs a man Is never above suspicion. Many a man gives the devil his due when he isn't so considerate of his neigh bors. No man throughly believes In himself unless he has absolute confidence In his liver. A bank account isn't always the best yardstick with which to measure a man's value. A man can do almost as much damage with a corkscrew as a woman can with a hatpin. Nell "Say what you will about Jack, he's as quick as lightning." Belle- "And Just about as flashy." Sillicus "Yes, his sweetheart jilted him and married another fellow." Cynicus "1 11 bet he'll be the first to get over It." Good goods come in small packages, in spite ot the tact tnat people wno are an wrapped up in themselves may be pretty small. Billy "I suppose it's a good plan for a girl to keep on the right side of her chaperon." MUIy "Yes, especially If the h&peron it deaf In that ear." "There Is nothing like stacking up against the world to bring out all there is in a man," remarked the old traveler. "Yes especially an ocean voyage," sadly replied the passenger who was leaning over the rail. Did you notice that Saturday was any longer than any other day? Neither did we, neither did we. The Belleville youth who collected $5 from his best girl's pocket book, should not be prosecuted for theft. The charge should be "accepting a i rebate." In the divorce suit of Mrs. John Barry Sears, of Chicago, she charges her delinquent other half with mak ing a noise like a piece of blotting paper. The exact number of drinks he has taken during the past five years is 12,000, according to her book keeping, but she may have trouble in convincing a Chicago jury that six armies a day is too many. , roresslonal optimists assure us that there is a place awaiting every man somewhere, if he can but find it. And the man who says he gives his wife all the spending money she wants should look for his at the head of the class of local and long-distance liars. The .trouble is not so much that men get hair cuts on Saturday, but that they take the whole works, from not towels to hair tonic. An M. P. railroad advertisement says the bass are striking on the White River. First time we knew the bass had a union. The attorney general says the Webb law Is toothless. Maybe it hasn't cut Its teeth yet; it isn't very old. As usual, a number of the boobs who infest the harvest fields, do not "make a hand." Some of them will not make two fingers. "Unsettled" is the most welcome of weather bulletins these days. It gives you a chance to hope that the ex pected change will be an improvement. Chicago Post has adopted simpli fied spelling, but begins, modestly, with but 12 words of it. After the simplified system has aged suffi ciently to lose tho tang of fusil oil and pease reminding one of the Bing ville Bugle, it may be all right for newspaper work. But we hope that the simplification will be governed by some sort of rules. A number of re porters have attempted to start the fad on this sheet, but they refused to abide by T. R.'s or anybody else's rules. - "I have discovered," says Hondo Murphy, "the best system for remind ing a stray dog of an important en gagement in seme other part of town. My system is highly recommended as a humane method. It Is- this: take an ordinary air gun, and fill the bar rel about half full of shot, topped with a piece of tissue paper to keep the load from falling out. Then ap ply same to Mr. Dog. The overload prevents the gun from shooting hard enough to make a dent in the dog, but to a canine who is accustomed to being popped wit ha single shot, the dose is a starter. When the first shot touches him, he takes, it as a matter of course, but when about a dozen others rattle on or around him, he will merely leak out of that neigh borhood to think-It oyer." ; SAYS UNCLE. GA V POINTED. PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago News. True love talks little and acts foolish. What the end seat hog lacks Is bristles. Tak.ng advice is sometimes worse than giving it. gh living never qualifies one for the higher life. Either take things as they come or turn your back and let them go. The meat trust makes the lover of pork chops bristle with indignation. Did you ever get nervous prostration from trying to make others happy? No? Tii lonesomest woman In the world Is she who hasn't any old memories to brood over. Pity a man who thinks he is doing well if ho stays on the water wagon between drinks! The ancients believed that the world was square but that was before politics was ciscovered. Be kind to the iceman. The ancients did not natronlze him in the food olri um- reet ol , mer time, and just look at them today. awter. This lake, with its Culebra cut! Some people think it queer that we have arm, is the water bridge of the Isth- IVZZ VEZLS? i FZ& mus. Twenty-four miles of the Chan- they know before dinner Is half over. I saw the ghost-man again today and as usual he left me torn between disgust and pity. He's a pitiable little wraith of a fellow who comes and goes without attracting a great deal of attention. You never know when he is at your elbow nor what he wants there. He has seemingly brought the art of self effacement down to a fine point. He was never known to make a noise or to have an opinion. He has neither occupation to take his time nor friends to think about. He's just a little gray ghost of a man who flits in from nowhere, does nothing and goes nowhere. I believe that I should rather be beggar or a thief or even a mur derer than he. There is nothing so abhorrent as to be nothing. I can conceive of no being so repellant as he whose, comings are so silent as not to be noticed and whose goings are so unimportant that he is not missed There is something uncanny and un natural about those who attain to ap proximate nonentity. The biggest part or tne normal man is his sympathetic relation with his fellows. That relation necessarily in volves usefulness and healthy activi ties. It presupposes a certain amount f bodily vigor developed by the proper employment of the functions f the body. It includes a lively in terest in the affairs of other men. No man with these manly characteristics is ever nonentity. He can't enter a room without taking some sort of nat ural notice of him and he can't leave it without your being aware of the fact. When he is missing from his accustomed place, you remark upon the fact and more than likely you la ment it. When he comes upon you uddenly he surprises you, but he doesn't "give you a turn." But the ghost men come and go and you take note of them only when your nerves tingle or your hair stands upon end You feel like telling them in all seri ousness that the graveyard is thirty five squares beyond and asking them to be getting along back home. The ghost men carry effacement to Its logical conclusion. They succeed in getting so far away from the nat ural activities of their fellows as to suggest that the graves have yawned There is something weird about them that doesn't set well with the nerves of folk who are thoroughly alive and aggressive. There is something human still about the battered down-and-out who has fought his fight and is tak ing his medicine as best ho may. But the man who has never mustered courage to pluck the world by the sleeve and demand his own, but walks timidly and apologetically among real men, belongs to the shadow world, not to this. He is a wanderer from the realms of the unreal and should either buck up and play a man's part or get back to the shades. Here he is too much or - the nerves of men who have things to do. (Copyright. 1913. by the McClure Newspaper Syn dicate.) -,i lo in Militant-Ridden London. The Master of the house: "See here, Mary Ann, where s my dinner?" The Slavey: "There ain't a-goln' to be no dinner, if you please, sir." "What's that! No dinner?" "No, sir. The missus came 'ome from jail this afternoon, an' ate up heverything in th "ouse!" Cleveland Plain-Dealer. Melvln "Dear, am I the only one you have sat with in this hammock?" Melvina "Yea. This ia a new hammock." Judge, THE FOOTLIGHT STOLE. How brave, how strong you are. You children of the stage. To meet the crisis tense. To grasp the grilling gauge Of eager hungry eyes That look to you for life. With fairy-touch to gild The sordineas of strife. To cover from the sight. If only for an hour. The thicket and the thorn. And show tha roseate flower. The fairest and the best. To charm, to win, beguile. To lift the waiting throng, And always with a smile! And yet you fight for life! For ease, for love, for Joy, With toil and honest sweat. To make yourself a toy. To please, to coax a smile With homely, honest cheer, Perchance to stir the heart. Mayhap to start a tear! And you, perhaps, tonight. (Aye, many nights of dread!) Tou face the pulsing glare With aching heart and head. Without a sign of pain. All radiant the while. The children of the stage. Who work, and grieve and smile! Charles Irvin Junkln in National Mag azine. THE EVENING STORY Playing Lady. (By Dorothy Douglas.) Mary Ellen sat upon the knoll at the foot of her father's tiny garden and gazed wistfully at the big house at the top of the hilL Silent and deserted it stood month after month In lonely beauty. It was beautiful, both within and without Mary Ellen knew that because her parents were the caretaker and on one never-to- be-forgotten occasion she had spent a long day roaming about the stately Interior. With Mary's home coming from boarding school had come the wild flowers and the scent of spring. She fell to wondering, with her rounded chin buried in the palm of her hand. how any one could keep away so long from the beautiful home on the hill. Mary Ellen was a child of fancy and out in tha wilds of the country her dreams held full sway. She was beautiful, and her hair still hung in a great copper mass confined only by a bow of orange ribbon; her eyes were the flowers, the footlights and the homage done a great artist were all embodied there and they were going to And a new habitation in the person of Mary Ellen. She only knew that she was happier than she had ever been before and that some new strange power was taking complete possession oi ner. She twisted her mass of coppery hair into a knot and with the aid of a couple of exquisite amber pins se cured it at the nape of her neck. Un consciously her nostrils expanded to the pungent id or of cosmetics and the lingering scent of perfumes that the costumes exhaled. A few moments later Mary Ellen sank with a little flutter of breathless contentment into the big davenport in the drawing room. The book she had taken from the case was a volume of Shakespeare. While she read that presence again hovered over her and Mary Ellen's a reams became pregnant with the in spirations, the longings and the pow ers of a great actress. She seemed vested with the spirit of an artist. Mary Ellen became lost in the charac ters of Rosalind, Portia, Ophelia and Juliet. After that one perfect hour the srlrl lived only when she was In the big house. She stole away quietly even at dark hours of the night and be came the ladies of Shakespeare re hearsing the parts aloud and growing each day in her power of expression. Even then Mary Ellen scarcely realiz ed where her love of fancy was lead ing her. She did not know that events were shaping themselves for the ap pearing of another great actress nor that the sudden opening of a window on the ground floor meant the entering into her life of her great hero. one was Ophelia that even in a- and her copper hair hung below her waist and a tangle of flowers crowned it. The soft whiteness of her town brought out the brilliant luster of her eyes and when young Wlllet Kaye opened the door of the drawing room suddenly he fell back. Mary Ellen did the proper thin and fell headlong to the floor. With a bound Kavne was knentlns- beside her and holding her in his arms. ie Drushed back the heavy mass of hair. You are not a srhost. then?" he said when she opened her eyes. iuary Jilien smiled and drew herself away from the intruder. "No," she said wistfully, "I was only playing lady will i nave to ston? I suDDoee vou are the master." You will not have to ston anvthina tnat gives you a moment's pleasure. KANSAS COMMENT THE PEOPLE'S SHARES. Down from the north comes the news that the supreme court Is up holding the low rate case. This news, while it doesn't -mean that the rail roads have been or are desirous of hogging the people, comes as good news to the people, Just the same. The people are the consumers and time was when the railroads were special interests. The roads have not ma terially suffered from the lower rate rulings which gave the people a better living rate. A great many railway officials said at the time the lower rates went Into effect that the railroads would have to quit business. On the contrary the railroads have prospered because they have had more travel. The country that is, the common citizens believes that the railways are perfectly able to make good money under the lower rates if the roads are under the proper management. It is true, the roads have developed a great amount of country and have been an untold benefit to civilization. But they have been paid for it. It was a remunerative business or the railways would not have undertaken it. Con sequently there is no sentiment enter ing into the case: merely a matter of reasonableness. The people have gen erally felt that lower rates were not coming to them as a Christmas pres ent but as a Just share of their con tributions to the business. Ottawa Herald. FROM OTHER PENS wiae ana neavy iiaota ana ner upo Kaye toId her Krrn,v i,n iri wh ' . were usually curved in a VWJtAnfi wistful smile. Why can I not dwell In the big house?" she questioned herself. "I would be as quiet as a mouse and love everything in it." For a long moment Mary Ellen pondered A flush stole into her cheeks and her eyes became great stars. In the recess of her faneyfUled brain a thought, prompted by her love of the beautiful, grew into mamraotn pro portion. Why should I not? ' she whispered to the wilderness, "No one would ever know and I can slip away every day for a few hours. No sooner was her thought com plete than Mary Ellen was off through the woodland path like a deer. Her light footfall seemed scarcely to disturb the mossy grass the Shakespearean actor, and this is my grandmother's home yes, perhaps a rn uie master, DUt you I I am just Mary Ellen." She paused for a breathless moment while under the ardent gaze of Kaye; her neavy nas fluttered down lest he wit ness the coming of dreams into their depths (Copyright, 1913, by the Mc Clure Newspaper Syndicate.) f L EVENING CHAT Wt ROTA ;akron. Breaking Down the Barriers. Each age looks upon the last age's protest against change as mere sur face prejudice, but thinks its own pro tests ftt-A rnntoH :H.n -in tho ii..,r and when she finished her swift ran I foundations; of thingsi - .1 she stood beneath the balcony win- I Tn tn .. .,f - dows of the great house on the hill, married woman has managed to break The rich clusters of honeysuckle down the barriers of prejudice and seemed to reach down In all their rra- make trnod her rm tr. v.. .nn grance and draw ner up into tneir to earn her own living in almost every tiuw eiuwin.1!. i neia or activity. "Poor, lonely, dear house,' she Rut aithmie-h tvi ,.,ri., whispered into the vines and scram- for they are stm up for her mar. bled into the midst of them. Her ried Bister. The married woman who footing was firm and when she )s ot satisfied with housework as a reacnea tne low winaow sno wane f. nn nrnfosalnn , .h.,H..j her entrance head-first through the today with all the vigor with which casement. I the unmarried woman who wisher! tn "Oh-h," gasped Mary Ellen out of enter a profession twntv-fiv vn pure joy, now uiaiimui a ago ana the girl who wanted to go papa forgets to lock windows!' She to college twenty-Ave years before drew a long Dream oi contentment i that were attacked. while her eyes lingered on the luxuri- a friend of mine, a married woman ously furnished drawing room which cf about forty-five, who has always she had entered. Very lightly she detested housework, has recently tak- trippea across trie veiveiy tarpeu auu en a position as a proofreader and peered into the halls. I hired a woman to do the housework. I won't dare have a fire in any of She has two children, a irirl at col- the grates," sighed Mary Ellen, "be- lege and a boy who works, r It is not cause papa would see the smoke." necessary for the welfare of either She went up the wide oak stairway that she should be at home all the and stood for a moment wondering time. The woman whom she has hired which of the many boudoirs she to do her housework is a better house- would visit first. I keeper than she was herself, and costs Mary Ellen sighed ecstatically and distinctly less than her employer can clasped her hand in complete happl-1 earn at proofreading. And yet this ness. Her beauty loving soul was woman has aroused a storm of ad- satisfied and her fanciful nature ex- verse criticism by her act. I was panded and found itself longing to talking with one of her critics about express in some way the wonderful it the other day. "It isn't natural," things in life. he said. Perhaps something within told "Why?" I asked. "She dislikes Mary Eleln that with her stepping housework and likes proofreading." over the threshold of those many I "But she ought not to dislike doors she was also stepping into a 1 housework," he said. "It's woman's world where her undeveloped dreams might find expression, consummation. She was retiring from the material j vagueness of childhood to the reality and wonderment of womanhood. With little snatches of lilting melody bubbling from her lips, she natural work. Ever since the world began man has been the food getter and woman the food cooker. "Man must be the food getter and woman the food cooker." Whenever I hear that argument, as I often do, I Just boil; I can't help it, it is so A BUSK OF FRANKING PRIVILEGE. The franking privilege is strained to its utmost when It is used to carry campaign literature through the mails. When speeches made in congress are sent free by post for the Information of voters no serious objection need be offerer!. Th. orator represents a part of the community, and what he says i potentially of interest hit; tuumry. But when documents other than mn. gressional speeches are read in congress, or their printing at the cost of the govern ment is ordered with a view to their usa as campaign literature, it is hardly a f '"!1" " vi in government printing of fice or the mails. It may be tolerated, however, as a nart nf tha ian.t 1; . i i discussion which is essential to a popular Even this liberal construction will not justify the franking of matter prepared by Interested parties for the purpose of influencing congressional action through the creation of public opinion. The frank ing privilege ought not to be used in the interest of any person or industry that Is own benefit 6CUre ,eUlatlon for his or its The people who are trying ta prevent T"04?1 of tho dut on suear because the duty is a source of wealth to them thnnrient f? "' transmission iSTugj! the nalls ot lnelr special pleas, their biased statements and their Jnterl ft d foments. Senator Lodge saved them 28 000 by franking the document" they desired to circulate in the hope .? hTnnen? sentlmt at home that wSuM influence congressmen to vote for a duty on sugar. The people who are trying in their own pecuniary interest to fasten a :H V.pon th community have no right to use the proceeds of taxation for the free circulation of their literature!. If they are making money out of the sugar duties, let them use a part of It In paying postage on th arguments they wish, to get before ongressmnand the voters.. , ... Yeter?n ,n cweRS like Mr. Lodge ought to have too correct a sense of pro priety to abuse his franking privilege to save expense to them. The malls are sup ported by the people, and the fight for a ' on su,a!' ,s inspired by a private and not a public Interest. Philadelphia Record ON THE SPUR OF THE MOMENT BT ROY K. MOULTON. ran lightly from room to room too I childishly one-sided. At the beginning man went out and killed wild animals for food. Later he cultivated the earth. Does the average man do either today? And would he take kindly to the thought that he isn't do ing his duty unless he Is either a butcher or a farmer? Well, then, if joyou and excited to remain station ary for more than a second. Not for a moment did she fear that entering another's house might bring punish ment in its wake. The lonely old house had for many years beckoned to her and now she had come, as it were, into Its waiting arms, in tne the modern division or labor makes it vividness of her imagination Mary right for a man to earn the money Ellen believed that the very walls I to pay others to do the actual food and ceilings were echoing her song. getting, why doesn't it make it right She peered up the narrow stairway for a woman to earn money to pay that led to the attic and soon found others to do the actual food - cook- herself In the tiny turret room that ings? commanded a view that made even Perhaps you notice I am side-step-Mary Ellen, child of nature that she ping one phase of the question the was, draw a breath or admiration. fact that a woman s work as a mother Great rolling hills stretched far cannot be so easily shifted. That is away into the .mists of distance and on every side stately cedars were garrisoned with their bayonet tips gleaming in the fresh sunlight. A pool was dotted here and there. Once again Mary Ellen felt that true, but sometimes when I see our ill-bred American children I wonder if the English way Is not just as good. And in any case, that does not affect the innumerable instances like the one I have cited. In which the vague stirring within her. "I want I children's claim does not make work to sing and dance and cry, all at the I outside the home impossible. same time," she told that wonderful I think the next age will be an ace view and turned from it to inspect the j of greater occupational freedom for big cedar cnest neneatn tne vista m-the married woman, and I don't think dow-. our home life will seriously suffer. Whoever leaves mis nouse ior so long at a time," thought Mary, "has a most unsuspicious mina. isoiningi is locked." She knelt and drew a breath of de light as she opened the chest. It wasl filled to the brim with exquisite cos tumes. Fabrics as dainty as a cob web were there and Mary Ellen han- HUMOR OF THE DAY 'I came within an ace of winninsr the game." "Then why didn't you?" "Be- caue the other fellow had the ae ' died them all with caressing fingers. I .Baltimore American. She glanced up quickly from her new found treasure then back again. With a quick little gesture of freedom she flung off the print gown she wore and delved into the chest for the gown of sunset gold that she had seen. Suddenly it seemed to Mary bllen that the attic room was occupied by another. She did not know that she was even then arrayed in the costume of. a great actress; that the cosmetics, Teller "I see that Hennepeck has de veloped Into a free-thinker of late." Grlm shaw "Yes; his wife has been away from home for a week." Puck. It is difficult to run down a lie In either direction. Judge. After Kipling. The man who starts to argue with a wo man is a fool; Though he may be right about It; Is al ways sure to fail. The man who goes a-shopplng on a festive bargain day Carries home what he calls bargains and for which he's spent much kale. Then his wife she ridicules him and the sum he's had to pay. For the female of the species can buy cheaper than the male. The man who drives his meter takes no chances on the thine And he doesn't pull off dizzy stunts that make police turn pale; But the woman zig-zags here and there and doesn't care a rilnv. , For the female of the species Is more rei-Kiess man tne male. How to Live Cheaply. Dandelion areens are v.rv nntriit.,,. and sustaining. One way to reduce the rnt nf !lvln is to cut out breakfast, also dinner and supper. Then what you have saved you can pay to the doctor to build you up The codfish is not a high-toned bird, but Its meat will prolong life to a consider able extent if you can't get anything else. Let your hair and whiskers grow as long as they want to; Join the Flying Rollers and beat the barber shop. Note a Belated Summer. The trouble with this section of the country and the only trouble is that there Is too much weather and not enough climate. When in doubt as to whether to summon the ice man or the coal man call both of them. If you want cold weather to stick around a long time let the furnace go out and put up all your screens. Keep an overcoat at each end of the line, one at the house and one at the office. Signs of the Times. ' Governor William Sulzer of New York will be the next Democratic nominee for the presidency-lf they let him do the nominating. There Is only one hnchjelnj- !n tha wn. cabinet and there are three marriageable "..,.,.1 uiC Vinson lamny. How fleeting Is Fame. Nobody ever hears a word about Pauline Wayne the ex-White House cow, any more. Colonel Hank Watterson still represents the untrammeled and uninvited section of the Democracy. The reader, we feel sure, will pardon us It we appear to be slightly pessimistic at times regarding the general outlook. We are paying fot a lawn mower on the n stallment plan, a dollar down and a dol lar every time the collector catches us. Pulling dandelions Is, to our notion, no sort of occupation for a man who tries to keep all of the ten commandments. Pun one and the next day you find three in lta place. Something like swatting flies. Commencement presents and weddlnir presents come in the same month. Julius Caeser didn't know his business. Julius was the party who invented the calendar Dr. Cook should get down out of the hall of fame and give his place to Dr. Fiied mann. St. Louis Judge had decided that the Ho ping a poiter is a voluntary act Ihe Judge evidently has not had much ex perience with porters. But the administration will not have ac- "You look sleepy. Jones. You must have I compllshed its greatest victory until sen up witn tne sun mis morning. - xes; I makes Col. Watterson take a drink at been I was up with him all Bight." Judge, I gxape juice.