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YOLUMB XXXV .......No. S71
Official State Paper.
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Th State journal la a member of the
Associated Prere and receives th full day
telegraph report of that great new w-
ganisauon "or tbe exclusive aneraoan
publication In Topeka.
Th nwa la received In- Th Stat Jojr-
BJ building ever-wlraa for-uw eoie pur
Oil will smooth troubled waters. But
It has not done that In Mexico. .
And It would be Interesting- to know
how th Mexicans pronounce the
name O'Shaughnessy:
It may not be as easy to figure out
what to do with General Huerta alter
he Is out as tu set 11m out.
Patrick Boyle, just elected . mayor
for his sixteenth term, might well be
called the Porflrlo Bias of Newport,
B, I.
Th Progressiv party has been
presented with a magnificent Argen
tine horse by the Buenos Aires Eques
trian society.
Lord Cowdray, who has those big
concessions In Mexico, ' is said to be
an accomplished . linguist. Well.
money talks.
It makes it pleasanter all around to
have the suffragists feel free to move
on congress without chaining them
selves to the railings.
Considering the amount of current
It produces, it would seem hardly
necessary to spend public money 11'
lumlnating Niagara Falls.
Considering everything, the candl
dates for congress who failed to be
' elected are probably less sorry now
than they were last March. - - t .
At least Mrs. Pankhurst took back
with her enough of the sinews of war
to enable her to fill every mail box
in Great Britain with acid.
r-t. - -II
The popular and conscientious man
is the one who has already received
by mall a package labeled: "Not to
be opened until Christmas."
A Los Angeles man called in a doc
tor to treat htm for nerve trouble,
and before he departed borrowed a
dollar from him. Quick cure, that. '
Mrs. Pankhurst went back with only
about $20,000 American dollars.
Madam Bernhardt can do better than
that, even if she is a grandmother.
North Carolina Methodist ministers
who are to be allowed to go on smok
ing "without encouragement" will not
need it If they are like most smokers.
Perhaps In refusing to see a Chi
cago beef baron. President Wilson un
derstood his secretary to- say that a
man with a meat bill was at the door.
The ' reason, a lot of people can't
And Opportunity, points out the. Cin
cinnati Enquirer, is because old Op
usually goes around disguised as Hard
Work. -
If the parcel post, the new 'tariff
law and the currency law fail to re
duce the high cost of living, perhaps
It may occur, to Uncle Sam that he
ought to produce more food.
Why don't the Maine guides adopt
something like the expedient of the
Pennsylvania farmer who has hung
.signs on some of his cattle reading:
"Don't shoot me; I am a cow."
An eastern paper has raised the
question: "How many buckwheat
cakes can a man eat with Impunity?"
But most, folk probably prefer to eat
them with maple syrup or honey.
Sensational case of disappearance
in New Tork. The missing man Is
wealthy and prominent, but the
closest' investigation fails to Indicate
that he has done anything wrong.'
Of "course,- the recent state, good
roads congress helped -materially to
Spread the' gospel of improved high
ways, but the recent rains throughout
the state did more to impress most
forcefully upon the public th need
and advantages of such roads.: .;.
' Announcement from the Constitu
tionalists that there will be . no fur
ther bloodshed - fn northern - Mexico
presumably Indicates that all - of
Huerta's followers1-tn that section
have- been executed. ,or rather mur
dered. ' v- "J- , '-''
c Kaiser Wilhelm u said to bold that
"a real man wears a mustache." But
on of th difficulties in this direction
is that so few-men car wear real mus
taches. Most of the efforts to grow
rcoh appendages result in th pro
exiction of something that looks like
the back of t fussy caterpillar out of
Jta jpwper environment.
It Is so hard for well people to make
a living that th casual thinker will
not believe it possible for sick men to
work- effectively and without harm.
When the Invalid Is .poor we perforin
but the natural part of charity If we
give him medical treatment and save
him from the necessity of work. - Tet
experience ha shown that In many
chronic illnesses effective and remuner-
attv work may be accomplished with
physical and moral benefit to the work
ers. In a recent Issue of The Jour
nal of th American Medical Associa
tion, Dr. Herbert J. Hall of Marble-
head, Mass., discusses this question and
reviews the efforts that are being made
to help the invalid to-become self-supporting.
We do not have to search long
for suggestive examples of work among
handicapped people Th blind: have
thriving industries, the cripple schools
have for a long time been engaged In
teaching their pupils trades adapted to
severe limitations. On of the most re
freshing activities of modern lnstitu
tlonal life is to be found In th schools
for feeble-minded such as that at Wav-
erly, Mass., where, under Dr. Fern aid.
there Is an effective system manned al
most wholly by patient who In the old
days woud have been Idle. In the in'
sane hospitals all over th world the
patients are more and more, generally
given work to do in connection with the
farms and households, and lately tn
workshops lilte that of Dr. Tuttle at the
McLean Hospital In Waverly and at the
Hans Scbonow under Dr. Laehr in Ber
lin. Besides all this activity In char
itable or seml-charitabl Institutions,
there has of late years been a remark
ably effective use of modified work as
a remedy- In th sanltoriuma. for the
treatment of nervous exhaustion among
people of means who have overworked
and overworrled or who are suffering
from th effects of too much Idleness.
These industrial experiments have all
been so hopeful in the results, so bene
ficial to the workers and so surpris
ingly productive that it seems almost
certain that Important developments
may bo expected from outpatient In
dustries. .
In . sanltorium work ' with nervously
exhausted patients, it has . been found
that among persons of education, and
taste the ancient handicrafts offer a
most Interesting and profitable means
of remaining strength. - Some modifica
tion of this crafts-work system will be
easily available for hospital shops.
Crafts work is a vague term and may
be easily misunderstood. It means,
generally speaking, work by hand In
stead of by machine, and it Includes
almost any useful and ornamental
product, from a rug to a coal scuttle
The Important difference Is that the
crafts work at its best is confined to
products that can be made better by
hand. The world Is beginning to ap
preciate that a great many articles of
daily use are best produced in this slow
way. It is true that the. finest work of
the craftsman, the goldsmlthery and
silversmithery, th wonderful-dyes and
weaves that .make Inimitable fabrics.
can be done only by highly trained
workers. But there is an enormous mass
of routine and preparatory work in the
crafts, and this work can' be done per
fectly well by handicapped persons if
they are carefully directed and con
Men are thrown out of employment for
very trivial reasons it does not follow
that they are good for nothing because
they fall to fit the particular Job they
happened to find available. The new
system will gather up these sick and
discarded workers and adapt them to
work which win be graded and con
trolled to meet any degree of handi
cap. There win oe some- agreeaDie sur
prises for those who bring this plan to
pass. Many a woman considered unfit
by the great industries, many a man
injured or worn out by the grind of
the factories, will prove to- be highly
efficient under' conditions that are
slightly altered , to meet the especial
need. - The. wasteful" policy of the reg
ular industries may or may not be nec
essary, but It Is likely to necessitate a
secondary system of labor. Some day
it will be impossible for society to sup
port the number of sick and idle; then
the new system will come in earnest
Hospital workshops of varied kinds may
become nearly or quite self-supporting.
Hand-weaving, metal-working, wood-wood-carving,
leather-working, pottery,
basket-weaving, ajd cement-working
have all been tried. '-- ;i ..
Last year five persons wosklng In the
pottery established by an Eastern hos
pital made and sold six thousand dol
lars' worth of pottery. Th money val
ue of handicapped labor, has been dem
onstrated again and again In institu
tional life. Last summer a small group
of men patients at th Stat Colony In
Gardner, Mass.. produced forty thous
and dollars' worth of supplies from the
hospital farm. On th Pacific coast,
within the past two years has been es
tablished a pottery in connection with
a hospital In which, under expert guid
ance, a group of convalescent tubercu
losis girls are paying their expenses
a dollar a day while they are under
sanatorium treatment. W are begin
ning to see the possibilities of a prin
ciple, which, given systematic applica
tion, may change the face of charit
able affairs, a principle which may be
expected to restore many discouraged
and enfeebled workers to full efficiency.
There are many trades and crafts
which may be adapted to this purpose
There are pathetic limitations to such
a plan and many a wyilng worker could
not succeed: but Is evident that a great
deal . may be accomplished in helping
to make th chronic invalid. and. the
half-sick person self-supporting. -
' Mr.-A-'Ck SpaldW h discover
an explanation for American victories
in our extraordinary Interest In' base?
ball. - He says. In th World's Work
for December: - "I believe the secret
of our success Is to be found In the
kind of training that comes with the
playing of America's national gam,
and 'our competitors' in other lands
may nvr nop to roach th standard
of American athletes until they adopt
our pastime.'
"The question, "When should th
training of a child begin?' has been
wisely answered by , the statement that
it should antedate hUP'blrfh.. Th
training; of baseball may not go hack
quite that far, but it approaches the
time as nearly as practicable, - for
America starts training of future
Olympic winners very early In life.
Youngsters not yet big enough to at
tend school -begin quickening their
eyesight and sharpening their -wits
and strengthening ' their hands and
arms and togs by. playing on baseball
fields ready at hand te the meadows
of farms, the " commons of viifages
and th parks of cities all over the
land. Baseball combines running,
Jumping, throwing and everything
that constitutes the athletic events of
the Olympian games. , But, above all,
it Imparts to the player that degree of
confidence in competition, that Inde
finable something that enables one
athlete to win over another who may
be his physical equal but who Is lack
ing th American spirit, begotten of
baseball." - ;
. JUst because a thing is cheap It
isn't necessarily a bargain.
. .-
- More of the arguments are deserv
ing of settlement by . well-thrown
- '';
And It frequently, happens that
mueh of the optimism Is not Justified.
Occasionally a criminal lawyer Is
most properly characterized as such.
To become proficient In ' the new
dances ono must be not only a clever
acrobat but a contortionist as well.
Some of the e-oaain that sreta bv ua ia
th talk about ourselves, as 'the Par
sons Sun says
Pointed out by the Macksviile En
terprise: The best loafer is the fellow
who has failed at everything else.
Tou will note, remarks the Ottawa
Herald, that after a man has been
held up, he invariably reports that the
highwayman was "a big fellow."
The Altoona Tribune tells of a. min
ister who told a boy that he must be
born again, but the boy didn't want to
be born again, "for fear of being born
a girl." -
Many a good woman, savs Mias
Carlson of the Lindsborg News, looks
as if she were -suffering from a broken
neart wnen in reality it is only a case
of too small shoes.
As the Florence Bulletin suggests, a
cheery greeting, a pleasant smile, a
wora or encouragement may do won
ders toward helping a fellow 'being
over, the . rough places of life. , , ,. ,
As the Solomon Tribune says: An
empty orain ana a tattling tongue are
very apt- to go together. The... most
silly and trivial items "-- news or
scandal flu the former and are retail
ed by the latter. .-..-
In spite of the high prices being
paid ior all kinds or agricultural prod
uce, points out the Winfield Courier,
there are still millions of young men
willing to work for 12 a day orovided
they can wear white cuffs ; and a
oiled shirt.
The tango has come to stay, insists
the Leavenworth Post. . Of course it's
a beautiful, graceful dance not a
thing wrong about itr We admit it.
There's no use trying to start an
argument about it. It must be right
because everybody is doing it, to the
tune of "Too Much Mustard." Hot
stuff, eh?
"Tou Kans&ns," Charlie Blakesley
in his-Kansas City Starbeams quotes a
Mlssourian as saying, "always have
your brass bands going and your flags
flying. We in Missouri get tired of
your cocKsureaness. Tell me what you
have decided about the hen. for in
stance. - Does she 'sit' or - does she
'set?'" "We don't bother about a
tnmg like tnat." retorted the Kansan.
"What concerns us is, when she
cackles, has she laid or has she lied?"
Every one Is enthusiastic at. first.
So many men are Just raw material.
Also, what has become of the red ban
dana? '
The older you get the' more you hate
crowd than you anticipated. -
Why fear death? After death no one
will find fault with you.
It is consoling- to think that the sus
pects probably outnumber tbe guilty.
It Is easy for a defeated man to imagine
that the country la going to ruin.
To a boy who has no coal bin or rheu
matism, winter is always too abort.
' Short Jenkins: ' T don't believe in
J00", but I do believe in many other
foolish things."
, If you are hunting trouble, questions
may prove a fairly effective brand of am
munition. ; Tou can't ten how much sympathy there
Is In the world till a good looking woman
comes to trial. nn
When the medal for unsatisfactory com
modi ties Is awarded. It probably will be
won . by an apology. :
?The -girls may not know It, but the
truth to an ardent lover frequently gets
over it after marriage. ... .
No man Is as important as tbe Mar
shal of the Day used to look torou
when you wer a boy attending tbe cele
bration. r'?;--.-.i
IProm the Philadelphia Record.
Laugh and grow fat. and you will find
the laugh Is on you. . ... .
. FlUIng your coal bins with Ice la one
way of getting them thoroughly cold.
ainrv men-s trousers get baggy at
iwn iupvkvuus mar priae.
ft m,vw m.im i m job fQ y e-
vent himself from getting out of practice.
It's a mtv the neonle who muni
trifles haven't something worthy of their
A man often wishes be could change his
luck as easily as a woman can change her
Th fellow who gets there with both feet
generally flatters himself that he is a hu
man centipede. -
Vh prodigal sen "waa a black sheep, 'n
spH of the fact that he had the tatted
calf turned Into him.
- "A man and his wife are one," quoted
th Wise Guy. "Tes, marriage Is a singu
lar thing," added tbe Simple Ifug.
Blobbs "Do you thhtk we shall ever
really have painless dentistry?" Slobbs
xes, wnen we ar nora am
It hi with frabjous-delight we read
of the Washington pussy eat that beat
it for parts unknown with a thousand-dollar
collar. Any ono who puts
a thousand-dollar collar on a eat Is
entitled to lose both collar and cat.
The : visiting- English Journalist
doesn't like TTanfffif laws. He speaks
of laws collectively, but being Eng
lish, he means the prohibitory law.
' Tou ' are cordially Invited, by the
Morning Squash, to ''send In your best
ear, properly tagged." Be sure, how
ever. It ia your best ono; don't send
the one that was frostbitten last win
ter. ' ' , , '- :'
- ..-' . ... : v'
Those heroic strikers in the Colora
do coal mines were getting but $4.50
per day hardly enough to keep their
starving little ones in Imported cheese
and. some of them had such large
families it is said they had to use do
mestic champagne.
The greedy Irish lumber barons
milat tlM nut tha MoolrtHrtt-n fnl t
on the frits.-,,- Otherwise the Ulster
iruq wouia not oe importing guna ro
"Km we jungiisn.
Mr.' Bryan says the people some
times make . his takes. , He says be
recalls several mistakes they have
made in the past 20 years. It was the
general idea that Mr. Bryan could re
call but three. '
Coming down town Saturday morn-
ing, Jack Supp saw a light spot In
the east, and turned in a fire alarm
for the Colored Industrial Institute.
Later- he said be knew the' morning
sun was in that direction, but wasn't
suspecting anything of the sort.
Now some expert has picked an all-
American football team from present
baseball stars; but he would have
poor luck putting , them in the field
now. They have been kicking on um
pires so long they have lost the knack
of booting a bacon rind.
It is reported that the inhabitants
of Wyandotte county use five and a
half gallons of booze per capita an
nually. But it is not a fair statement.
We are reliably informed that there
are two people , in Wyandotte county
who do. not drink. 4
We are all apt to be best posted on
subjects that concern us personally.
A man is particular about the size of
his hosiery, but classifies a lady's as
"large, medium or small."
The principal reason the study of
palmistry la so popular with tbe
young is that It furnishes an excuse
for holding hands.
Tbo Lost Auto. '
Lying one day neath the auto, -.
Sweating and, .soaked, with oil;
I worked at a cranky engine
And my. only seward -was toil.
I know not whaf I was saying, - ' .
,, As I tinkered and wrenched and
- tore; - - ., , ,
I doubt not : 'twas something : quite
It may be I even swore.
My patience gave out on that engine.
With a hammer I hit it a thump
That Jarred loose some thingama
dinkus - ,
And started it up at a Jump.
Before one could twinkle an eyelid,
Before there was time for surprise.
That car tor away down the highway.
And I , lay glaring up at the skies.
I sprang up and madly I followed,
But soon gave It up In disgust.
For that runaway car quickly van
ished In a thick snorting cyclone of dust.
I sought H In byways and hedges.
In highways and in busy streets;
And, though I made thorough . In
quiries, With never a trace did I meet.
Perhaps' in some future existence.
In worlds far beyond mortal's ken, '
I shall once more make search for
that auto,
But I doubt if I find It then. ',
' According to Uncle Aimer.
Mrfl DonkhitH. .
. ........ 0. wuh uw bdoq many
coming-out parties for her daughters.
There is always one of them coming out
of Jail. i
There ain't no place that Is much gloom
ier than a bank when a feller wants to
borrow money.
The minister who has managed to keep
peace in his choir has certainly earned
his way to glory If any man has.
On favArahttlA rfm a .i... -
civilisation Is that there ain't so many
v-iiuiuHii mniuoK arouna witn . tttelr hair
parted in the middle as there used to be.
It only takes two . people to make a
quarrel, but It takes several million people
to make a panic .
Mr. Elmer Jones waa amoUn' a seegar
the other evening when be waa maUns
Imrs n Ifftn Amw VM1 . . .
- - . " -.y - . " wiiu we Dim
ness end of the dgar struck her celluloid
nicn n ua n ner aair. Miss
Pringle lost Ave artificial rata of real
hair, and Elmen who was a hero,' ex-
flnrahttiMl i i 1
...v v. uy UHVWWS U1S
coat over her head. No Insurance.
.vr, . P&pesnnvev .7.
- Expenses all figured.- 7
. . The deer hunter found
His venison cost him
. Forty dollars a pound. '
.- Many a woman has mistaken her hus
band for a deer. . - , ; - , -.
. I love her in tbe springtim . ." I
I love her in the fall, , .
.- But In the good old winter time,
I love her best of an. ' :: ,
I lav her. In the- winter time -. . V ,.-
Because It's then she makes '
. . Our married life a dream of Joy
With good old buckwheat eakes.,
Why Street Oar Conductors Go Crazy.
"Her is a plugged quarter. It's all I
have and -I couldn't get rid of it anywhere
else.". -r -.: . ... ... -
"My friend, Mrs. Jones, told me she
lived only two blocks from the ear line.
Let m oft- there, please: '
' "Please hold my baby while I look for
my nickel." ". - .
"Say, fire some of them women out of
the smokers seats. - I have paid my fare
and I want to alt down."
"Hold the car five or ten minutes. My
wife and family are coming. I ran ahead
to stop you." i
' "I left- a small parasol in your car last
June -and I would tike to have you give
It to m now, please."
"Whn vou- . the Sad of -thai Hum.
please wait tin Tdo an erraad. for I must
rid back with you."
Tou I?!! J"11 April and of Kay
--tlmsja th tree. . .
w.Vj? 5nd a biiratm open, and the
t wadln' wkto-deep In tumht :
1 sn-ektttSrl aaa
the broeae are avMowurv and
a-wlueperln' o'a lve, s.
Bat there's somethln' more appealm In
th rustle and th chime
When the katydids and crickets are
a-calUn' "HaakbV Umer W ,
There's the labyrinthine summer wltb Its
. blooms a-runnln' wild. -And
the brooks a-Iaugbln'. laughm Ilka
a happy little Child.
And you think it 'moat completeness, but
. ! iMI't mttmr- all .
For, there's somethln' more appealln' In
. the rustle of the fall, .
When the katydids and crickets In the
pasture are a-chlme
With ' the sweet content of heaven, and
yuu wnv u s xxusiun ame: '
O the harvesters are ' nappy ' wttbj their
urwwn arms iuii o aneavesi
And there's somethln' In the color of th
corn tnat interweaves
With the haxy hanain' distance, that no
poet has exprest.
It'- a sense of satisfaction like the blessed
boon of rest:
And there's somethln'' most appealln in
the rustle and the chime -When
the katydids and crickets are
a-callin' "Huskln' time!"
Herbert Randall, in the Hartford
Mr. Mudge, rtnfcer.
- ; By Jane Osbom.) - .
Mr. Mudge sat working . over . his
drawing board with his coat : collar
turned up and his feet -tapping th
floor in an effort to keep -warm. '- A
lusty wind blew outside and drove stray
flakes of snow through the crevices
of Mr. Mudge's one window. For th
fifth time -that morning he went over
to his radiator and, kneeling down, felt
each Individual pipe in search of the
welcome glow of heat that should have
been there, and tor the fifth .time he
felt only the cold metaL
Then he made a surorislnr discovery.
He had only half a radiator, the other
half was in the next - studio, and the
partition that made two small -rooms
out of what was originally one had di
vided the radiator in two. 'Unfortu
nately for Mr. Mudge. he did not pos
sess the end that turned on. He
crouched down and looked through the
space where tbe partition did not fit
close to the pipes and saw a few
glimpses of ferns, rugs and hangings
that convinced him that the 'next room
waa tenanted.
Mr. Mudge didn't stop to smooth
down his straw colored .hair, and
he didn't stop to adjust his bow tie.
which had reversed its normal attitude
in his interview with the radiator. - He
didn t stop to put on his cuffs nor to
take off his working coat, nor even to
take his odoriferous pipe out ' of his
mouth. A rather Indifferent "Come" in,
please," answered, his rappings at the
aoor, and he entered a room as com
fortably furnished and warm as his
own was bare and - cold. The owner
sat over her desk and -took only, a
quick look at the man. -"How
is your radiator working?" he
The girl smiled without looking at
htm. "Quite satisfactory." she assured
him coolly, and then Mr. Mudge, who
tnough not of a very sociable disposi
tion, usually felt at ease wherever he
happened to be. went. over to the radi
ator and examined It ' : i
. "Tou needn't touch it." She told him.
"It is warm enough in here, isn't it?
I thought maybe - the radiator wasn't
turned on. Tou don't mind if I let a
little more through to the other end,
do you?"
The young woman was engrossed in
her reading. "Really it is quite satis
factory," she . said. "Please . let it
Mr. Mudge made a few remarks about
the extreme cold and the. workings of
radiators, but the young woman did
not seem to be interested. - "! would
nave sent for the agent if X had Wanted
to have it dickered . with," . she said
curtly. Mr. Mudge blinked at her
from his 'position o the floor by the
side of the radiator f stayed long enough
to warm his hands ,anq then went out,
still unnoticed.- Back-in his cheerless
room he thought if ovor.- "She looked
agreeable enough,! he thought to him
self, "but for - cold..-- 'unadulterated
squelch, for a frost that would -congeal
the last spark of hope, she takes the
blue ribbon." . ; . - . " ..'
For days Mr. Mudge went on working
in the cold, cheerless office. Then he
bought an oil stove, which he burned
when he was not too busy, or too ab
sorbed, or too lazy to. light it. : It never
occurred to him to complain to the
agent about the lack of heat in his
room. There was a tone of finalJtv in
the words of hi haughty neighbor that
put this idea out of his mind.
He met her ' again at the studio of a
mutual artist friend in the same .build
ing, who asked Mr. Mudge to come In
for a cup of tea. Mr. Mudge. who did
not car much for sociability, went only
because it was a cold day and the: tea
party suggested a way to get warm. :
He found- Miss Thlslow that was the
name . of the cold hearted neighbor
ana ne was horned over to her sid-j ana
Introduced to her as a sort of specialty,
people always did, for some reason that
Mr. Mudge couldn't make out. regard
him as a highly desirable social asret.
He had a . homely , way of .telling the
trutn and a discerning sympathy for
other people's points of view that made
people seek him out in a crowd. Miss
Thlslow this time gav him her undi
vided attention, and Mr. Mudge told
her. to begin with, that his studio ad
Joined hers. - .. .-'.' ...
"I call mine an office," -he said, "be
cause it ia tiie place Where I earn my
daily bread, making pictures for other
people to laugn at, out I judge rom
what I have seen of you that you call
yours a studio besides. ' yours looks
like a studio and mine doesn't." '
"When have you seen mine?" she
asked. "Tou can't see much through
the chinks." Mudge did not answer her
question, so she went on to tell him
that her little studio was only a hobby.
She really didn't do much painting or
drawing it was Just a headquarters
for her when she came to the city -a
quiet spot where her brothers and sis'
tors couldn't disturb her.
tihe begged Mr. Mudge so Insistently
and Mudge found her entreaties so ef
fective that he told . her,, though he
hadn't Intended-to. where he had mt
her before. "Why," gasped the girl.
"I thought that-, was a. plumber. Xou
certainly looked like a mechanic, and
they are so annoying the - way they
keep coming In to tinker th pipes
and things." -
"Ton were certainly not very kind,
whoever I was," said Mudge.
Mr. Mudge - and Miss Thlslow,' by
mutual tacit consent, saw much Of each
other after that, and Miss Thlslow not
only turned on the radiator full Mast,
but she invited Mr. Mudge to come to
her studio whenever he - chose and
share her tea and cheerful decorations.
"Anyhow, Miss Thlslow," Mr. Mudge
told her one day after he bad explained
with .characteristic, honesty , that, h
found her fascinating, and at the aaune
time a distraction and a comfort, "any
how.. I am never going to. as)
vr say ye, bensnsa l know that some
r" rn y ad got very used to
iSSUvff turB P with my tie on
crooked and my hair ruffled, you would
KmLmVUl "'y tou did when you
thought I was th plumber. Youwould
And out that I was only a tinker after
aJUandjrota would hand me another
frost and I couldn't stand u.ih
That first one kept me freesing for
weeks. No mn BM
- " w m, ayiw your
present XSnAnmm nob, and aa araio-
MIsssTI Thlllnw rASAa V a. ' .
Mud.. w.TTi '--.rs J-vr.
--w- . uw umr a
"""" you are." sne said. "I know
you would do the same. Suppose your
scrub woman came in some night when
you -were busy and insisted on geUlng
a question cf
democratic . principles at all. It ia a
matter of being bothered." "
Mudge was insistent and the argu
ment went on for several days. Then
one eVeninar whn lut n-ht.i w
gone home early she was expecting to
r un uicmxer later in the
evening -Mudge sat alone absorbed in
work. There waa a knock at his door
and he looked up to see the cleaning
woman slopping in with her pail of
water. Without waiting for his permis
sion she began to sop around the floor.
- Mudge said, nothing., but drew his
feet under his chair and changed his
nOSltion MV.ra I
- " - "".r" w iwra
for her. - Sometimes he would look down
"oi uTsui, snaooy ngure. anxious to
see the face of the woman who aroused
Ms pity.- - "I come in early tonight." she
said, " "cause I wanted to get home
take car of th baby. It's sick and
BUT Old ltlB.ll .VsrTrlaaTi slisssbSI .luis.la
might go for It"
siuage said nothing and the woman
went, on with her tale of wo.
Just a she had turned to ; leave,
Mudge. who had been debating between
the theater with Miss Thlslow and th
performance of an act of charity,
caught, her by- the arm and stopped
"See here," he said, slipping $5 Intc
you are putting up a good fight. I
T""" rauuey aoesn i go rar. WMere
do von I1vr P,t, ur r
and- talk to your 'old man I could
uuwn nun up. , i nave done that
sort of thing once or twice before. I
had an pnn rm. t ,
offered sooner. Hurry along with the
i vur wora ana wnen you are
readv coma Kaok- a-, r .-m,m .
with you and see what I can do. Tou
have a pretty rough time of it, don't
The scrub woman turned her bent fig
ure away from -him for a minute and
then faced him for the first-time, drop
ped the little shawl that she had worn
over her head and stood up straight in
her shabby clothes.
"Mudge, she said, limply. "look at
me. I' waa 1nat dnln- 14. ... aw
- "Pt w yivfg U1M
vou were a snob. I thought you would
w aoiiars wiin a my-good-
air suia ten me to go on. Just as
I or anv nn aIma wm,u v-.-
" uu.l na,q uudb,
zou are a dear and I am not wnrttiu- f
you" She stopped quickly, and Mudee
took her two soapy bands In his.
" -'"Ton Aan't kimh
- .... j wuuu i wer
mean that you would be willing to mar
ry me r. Mudge gasped.
"I think that must be what I mean,
though I never knew it till I played
scrubwoman." Copyright, 1913. oy the
McClure Newspaper Syndicate.)
"BT htjtb: OAITSRON.
; ' "But This Is Different." "
It la an enisrrammatln an .i
saying that although no man Is far-seeing
enousrh 'not to' maki nm. mi,t.v.a .u-
wise man does not make the same mistake
It sounds nlanathln. Aamu'i it ' k... t
doubt if there ever was a man that wise.
jniaiaaes are - such lnsldlousr deceitful
things. Ton
were making them that you were p lMng
them, then von vnnlHn't mv ..
thev wouldn't ha mints v. "
But you never do know. Testerday'a
today: and it la not until tomorrow, when
win Thiv . mbraced ItTthat It
iii.if?i-lt"..d'R?ule ani you win
-"t. ",ut' Mi.! you ukvg inane
"J je silly mistake againl
A little neighbor of mine is a very en
S?f H y?un P"on who wants what she
wuot ie wants it: and wants It
"oreover with all her heart and souL Oc-
h rr t 10 sTier when she
has gotten her own way even as you and
i;nd,then S1- 18 deoP'y Penitent aid is
SSSS that .he won t be so wilful next
time. But when next time comes, of
course she doesnt recognise It.
On a VM-V linnmnt,4.. j T , . '
, - -- .yi u uy utMK Bum
mer she teased her mother to take her on
- (.vui.bcu vuuobt. Mer mother warned
her that it nnu i 1 . . . .
end her teasing prevailed. mnU kV .
It did rain, long and hard; they both
caught cold and her mother was qulteUK
C. i. . . w ner tne rest
A few days later I heard her
.tr3' iet .ner go for a
ih rith two girls who are con-
7 . wu bps, ner mother ob-
??LSn .Ul.e ,?round tnat she would get
too tired but Marg-aret persisted. Finally
"if? ""'noed her of her experi
ence In having her own way tbe weekbe-
ki" .heJ Pronjise to be more rea
sonable next time. "But this Is so dif
ferent, mother," she protested.' "this la
quite another thing." . "
. "I l"wv,i!: mr dr" her mother.
lrs another thing you want to do. It's
always another thing. Bt5 It s the same
headstrong will that makes -FjcC
termined and It Is th same headstrang
" will aet you into trouble again.
And then you'll be sorry and say you will
IS.-0, reasonable next - time. , And
th?ri.BdWeren,t?.5me" yOU ?ut
Isn't that the way with all of usT Aren't
we always saying to our conscience or to
soma external mentor, "but this la differ
ft.J admit that was a mistake, but this
Is different." And then "this" turns out
to oe another mistake and again we
promlme ourselves that v will be wiser
next time. And again the eternal cycle
rolls. .:
-I guess the, only way ta avoid the mis
take and failures- that , our particular
. raw ia to or to unaerstana
tteffauita, and to be. always watching
for the "nigger in the wood-pile." no mat
te' how Inoffensive and different each) new
wood-pile looks.- i .
.- From the Chicago News. '
, Some men's religion Is only skin deep.
As a cure, no patent medicine can equal
a sinecure.
A wise widow may pose as a man hater
for a purpose. -. ... r
Some girls are born blondes and some
others acquire Woniln n -
No girl Is as thoughtless as a young
widow can pretend to be.
Be sure you're right before telling the
other fellow he ia wrong.
A woman with a secret sorrow Is inter
estinguntil she turns It loose.
If a gh-1 Isn't married at M, If s up to
ber to cut out flirtations and get busy. -'
Nothing pleases some of us more than
being able to convey bad news to others.
Nothing make a girt so tired as sitting
close to the plaster for hours at a balL
Kvery man ahonld Uke ala wife' rela
tive, bat we have yet to see a- moving
picture of the man who does. :
A bachelor wbo la lookimr for variety
can one it excnansing a ntue or nis own
coin i.or a marriage license.
The man who can pea a dog flgbt en
igbt on.
tne street wttnout stopping to rnooer
aa ox aignicy un i
The people of ts present gejira.
tion seem to have gotten tbe idea that
they have so far outstripped their
favtbera in iinniHiiaa - - - - -
living that there is lltti left for the
am. (BDsnunD to uo axcept to enjoy
the fruits of the rent-day achieve
ments, but once la a while something
happens which so completely upsets
this theory that we stand In amssn
ment and wonder what the next few
years wtlT bring forth. After three
weeks- of patient experimentation th
beats of the clock in juttel-tower tn
Paris were diatlnotly beard at th
ted States - naval observatory at
Waabina-ton and Dim "
compared with the beats of the clock
at Washington. .. The American and
French comm Isnioners who have boon
conducting these experiments to de
termine the difference in longitude
between' Paria , apd Washington and
the velocity of radio signals through
"Pace, were greatly encouraged and
.promise even greater things in the
near future. We have discovered the
presence of some of the great forces
which are stored up in nature and are
only just commencing to learn their
possibilities. It would bo folly for us
to endeavor to forecast what the next
few years will bring forth hut tt is
safe to predict that tbe advancement
will be far greater and more rapid
than it has yet been. The young man
and young woman who are using their
best endeavors to fit themselves for
these new - riin,i . m-jimmm
... - wuiuuvua
will not be long in appreciating the
..nvui iwjir o aoing. neiOK Ut
sette. ; , . - .
The cost of putting a mark on a
map, in the Balkan country, ta so vast
that thinking people wonder why we
are not farther away from barbarism.
Th cost is In lives and in money.
And the reason for this terrible coat
in human life and In property Is the
result of a controversy about whore
d.lvldln ,m between nations
shall tie. It Is stated that a half mil-'
Uon men. In the Balkans, were either
killed or wounded or died of fllsosss
in the war with Turkey and th won
war between the Balkan neighbors
that followed. The cost, in money, to
these nations, was a billion and a
Quarter dollar. AnA alt
compliahed was the slight shifting of
a boundary line that will have to have
uiiuinr u miuro snirxs Doiore any
settlement can be reached. Is It a
cause for wonder that sane people
are thinking over the proposition of
Winston Churchill, the British states-'
man, to declare a naval holiday and
to teach people to think more of
peace and less of war? Hutchinson
News. ' .,- f - t ' - .- ,
An Interesting report of the United
states geographical survey on oil produc
tion in Mexico says that th business
reached large proportions only about the
time the Madera rmrnlnHnn t.... ., t
W07 the total output waa only about 1.000,
barrels land brlMO It had increased
JJSi'0 Tht wa the year In
which tbe Madero revolution began. The
J?!!0.wJSvyear the oU output Increased to
!.6M00 barrels and last year It waa M.
668.000 barrels. The report confirms tbe
statement that the Standard Oil company
has been very little interested In Mexico
durina the last two veara. It aava that
per cent of the Mexican oil waa handled
oy iimj uoneny interests oi tne United
States, said to have headquarters in Cali
fornia, and the Pearson syndicate, headed
by Lord Cowdry. The Waters-Pierce
company figures In the report principally
as a purchaser from the producing com
panies. The business centers around the
port of Tuxpan, where one United State
warsnip is now stationed and wnitner
others nave been ordered. The adminis
tration's Idea that investors in a foreign
expect protection from their government
appears to apply only to American, and
not to foreign, investors. Probably it re
ceived a diplomatic hint that .the United
States must protect British Interests or
permit Great Britain to protect them
Itself. The report of the survey as to the
sudden growth of the Industry in 1911 snd
Its concentration largely In the hands of
the Pearson syndicate tends to bear out
the story that a short time before his
forced resignation Porflrle Dlas turned
over most of the oil business of the coun
try to the Pearsons, excluding the Stand
ard. If tbe Standard had any hopes of be
ing able to do business in Mexico, they
wouia naturally nra ucuuou u m
change of government. According to the
New Tork Sun, a Standard representative
already has bought from Carransa a con
cession for a pipe line in Sonora. That. -however,
is very . remote from the field
which the British syndicate Is working.
According to a San Francisco dispatch,
two of the principal oil companies In Cali
fornia have been taken -over by a British)
syndicate Which is planning to transport
the oil through the Panama canal to
European markets. This may not have
any connection with Mexican affairs, but
It looks aa If tbe Brltlah .oil mn had be
gun to encroach strongly on the field
which the Americans hitherto have re
garded as their own. Buffalo Express..
Automobile slaughter.
'Ten times. as many people ar an
nually -killed by automobiles In Now
Tork as in London. The population of
London is half again aa large snd Its
activities are as great, widespread and
Incessant.' London cries out constant
ly -against the dangers-1 from motor
buses and taxicabs yet in 12 months
It witnessed but SI fatalities. During
the same tune New Tork saw 2S4. Why
the difference? London's police com
missioner tells ua "In London,", he
says, "we hold a man accountable
when he kills." "Influence," he adds,
"does not take precedence over public
AM n -a yuu, au
dulgencet privilege and misplaced sym
pathy all unite to favor the terrible
development of recklessness and Irre
sponsibility. One law for all, and that
law well enforced such Is the remedy
for this great and growing evil. Chi
cago Record-Herald. : -... -
Hostess (to Toung Guest) "Tou won't
have another piece of pie. Bobble; why, -you
must be sue rrtng from loss of ap
petite." - Bobble "No m; . I'm suffering
from a promise to my mother." Boston
"My gas meter Is out of whack."
"What's tne matter with itr "It ties. It
doesn't register correctly." "That's what -they
an say." "But it doesn't register
half the gasa we us." "Than It's lying on
the wrong side! W'U send a man tight
out.' Houston Post.
said th small boy. wTaa la
a damagognt
is a brilliant
eT" "A demagogue, my son.
snd convincing speaker, who
wanders away and gets Ideaa with wtBcn
you disagree." waanington :
you disagree."
Jack old you tell her that
necessary to your happiness? Tom "Ke;
I tried to persuao ner ins i was :
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