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By FRANK P. MACLKNNAN.
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" Neither must It bo forgotten that
tw success being attained by the So
cfallstlo endeavors of General Villa la
achieved at the point of a gun.
Am the Washington Post suggests:
The) Missouri thief who stole a brace
at live skunks probably win be made
known by the company he keeps. '
In all probability no one In town
envies Commissioner Porte his Job of
-tasting" the 11 -cent meals that are
d to prisoners In the city Jail
The Ohio man who laughed himself
to death the other day over a funny
story must take some paper that we
don't get, says the Boston Transcript.
If the pictures of James El Gaffney,
the alleged "bagman" of Tammany
Hall are good likenesses, he doesn't
look the part. But then, looks were
oyer deceiving. ,
Once again has the mellifluous Cas
tilian bark of the Peruvians been
stilled while they have taken up the
business of attempting to bite each
other to death.
In line with what were the reason
able expectations In the premises.
Yuan Shi Kat Is taking the necessary
steps to make China a republic in
nothing but a name.
This' short session of congress that
the Democratic pleaders are figuring
on may also be construed as Indicat
ing that their political fences are get
ting, sorely in need of repairs.
If Shawnee county can afford and
thinks It necessary to allow 50 cents
a day per prisoner for the , meals
served the Inmates of the county jail,
the city of Topeka should certainly do
as well by the unfortunates confined
In the city prison.
Another shortage of meat is threat
ened. If this thing keeps up it won't
be long before there won't be any
reason for worry over the meat sup
ply. It will be nil. And there Is no
possible excuse for worrying over
something that doesn't exist.
Banks also have the human ten
dency to holler at the mere possibil
ity of being hurt. They kicked up a
great fuss about the currency bill,
while It was being enacted into law,
and already 6,012 of the 7,601 nation
al banks In the country have applied
for membership in the new federal
reserve system .
It will be reasonable for the suffra
gists to assume that when the Demo
crats In the house of representatives
voted down the proposition to create
a committee on woman's suffrage,
they had advice along that line from
President Wilson, or at least they
were clever enough to size up his at
titude In the premises.
Why this fierce squabble between
the railroads and the Kansas City
Stock Tarda company as to- which of
them shall pay the cost of the neeOd
Improvements at the stock yards?
They surely must be wise to the fact
that the money for these improve
ments will eventually come from the
pockets of the people, who as a mat
ter of fact, pay for everything.
As far as purely political consider
ations are Involved, the Democratic
party,' through its representatives In
congress, has undoubtedly made one
of the blunders for which It has long
.been famous In turning a deaf ear to
the suffragists. They already have
the right to vote in several important
states, and it is unreasonable to sup
pose that they will give enthusiastic
support to the state and local candi
dates of a party whose national rep
resentatives deny them so much as a
The Democrats in the house have
gone on record as declaring that the
woman's suffrage question is one for
the several states and not the fed
eral government to determine. This
Is also the stand that has been taken
by the Democratic party in respect to
presidential primaries. Tet Presi
dent Wilson has urged congress , to
pass a national law for presidential
primaries, and In another breath he
baa Insisted that it Is beyond his
province to submit any proposition to
congress which has not, received the
oraanio endorsement of him party.
CANCER AND RADIUM.
A timely warning against bMnd
faith In the cure) of cancer by radium
was addressed to the pubHc recently
by representatives of the American
Society, for the Control of Cancer
speaking at a meeting In Soldier's
Memorial hall in Pittsburg, Pa. This
meeting had been arranged by the
Twentieth Century club and the Pitts
burg Academy of Medicine, with the
co-operation of the American Society
for the Control of Cancer as one of a
series of public meetings In various
parts of the country, at which rep
resentatives of the national organiza
tion will endeavor to spread the mes
sage of hope for the cure of cancer
which Is still to be sought only In ear
ly recognition and competent surgical
The delegates of the new national
society who spoke at Pittsburg ex
pressed the combined opinion of the
executive committee, including some
of 'the foremost surgeons of America,
who base their views on enormous and
widely distributed professional ex
perience. According to this view, the
radium treatment of "cancer Is as yet
a matter of experiment, and the suc
cessful results have been obtained
chiefly tn the treatment of external
cancers, particularly of the skin.
Even granting that In the course of
time radium may prove of much
greater vahie than has been the ease
In the past. It was pointed out that a
sufficient quantity of radium and the
required experience In Its use will not
be available for some years, and In the
meantime It Is practically certain that
large numbers of people are likely to
be deluded by false hopes. The first
principle in cancer treatment is the
extreme danger of delay; and thus far
a thoroughly qualified operation seems
to hold out the only hope for a cure.
Of the thousands of cancer cures
brought forward from time to time
practically none yields satisfactory
results, and the warning cannot be
made too strong against public faith
in the frequent announcement of can
cer cures by other than surgical
According to the opinion expressed
by these speakers radium has prob
ably been shown to exert a definitely
curative effect on certain of the mod
erately malignant and superficial can
cers of the skin, mouth and other
readily accessible mucous membranes,
provided that it Is applied while the
disease is still local and In the early
Radium definitely relieves suffering
when used in the advanced stages of
deeper-seated cancers; but in those
cases It improves only the visible or
tangible manifestations and exerts no
effect upon the disseminated disease
as a whole. It is believed that there
is as yet no proof that radium has
finally cured any one ease or ad
vanced and disseminated cancer.
Europe, where the popular furore
about radium appeared earlier than It
did here, has alreadly been devastated
by the appearance of great numbers
of dishonest and fake, money-getting,
radium-cure establishments conducted
by individuals who possess little or no
radium, and have no knowledge of Its
use. These people promise cures, but
are, in reality, unable to obtain even
those palliative effects which are pos
sible from radium. Much harm has
also been done there by honest and
educated enthusiasts, who have been
led to premature confidence in the
curative effects of radium by the ex
citement of witnessing the temporary
relief 'of symptoms' and decrease of
tangible tumors which It undoubtedly
produces even in advanced cases.
Statistical evidence to support the
advice and warning to seek early
operative treatment was presented by
Mr. Frederick I Hoffman, statistician
of a prominent Insurance company,
who made one of the chief addresses.
According to Mr. Hoffman the record
ed experience of the best hospitals
goes to show that earliest possible
operation for cancer seems to offer
the only hope for cure. These records
are distinctly encouraging, and prove
conclusively that at least the initial
loss of life in such operations is very
low. The statistics of private prac
tice also prove that the risk of recur
rence is gradually becoming less, while
the percentage of distinctly favorable
results Is Increasing.
WHY TEACH FARM FACTS?
Some persons do not understand
why agriculture should be taught In
the public schools, says the Kansas
Industrialist. Even some teachers of
agriculture cannot give satisfactory
reasons why all children should study
"Often." says H. L. Kent, principal
of the school of agriculture at the
Kansas Agricultural college, "persons
who are expecting to give talks- on
agricultural education write to me
asking for reasons why agriculture
should be introduced in the elemen
tary and high schools. I would class
these reasons under two heads: First,
for practice; and, second, for culture.
The practical courses those intended
to give one knowledge with which to
farm to be taught In schools In the
country and small towns, where agri
culture is the main industry and sup
port of the schools, while the cultural
courses those meant to broaden the
child should be taught In the larger
"Agriculture is the greatest and
fundamental industry of the United
States. On It depends the prosperity
of country and city alike. The popu
lation is steadily getting larger, and
something must be done to Increase
the farmers production. Social and
economic conditions demand that be
be . educated, if he is to keep from
sinking to the level of the peasant of
Europe. Few farmers ever reach a
college, and this means that they must
receive their agricultural training in
the high schools and other secondary
schools. It means more income to the
farmers, and this reason alone ought
to be sufficient for introducing such
courses. The literature put out by
colleges and the experiment stations
will never accomplish what it should
until the farmers have aa elementary
knowledge of the scientific side of
farming. And to meet the demands
of the highly developed and complex
Industrial conditions, we must have a
diversified system of education. The
old narrow curriculum must give way
for a broader and more practical edu
cation that Is related to the child's
needs and environment.
"From a cultural standpoint, a
course In agriculture, which will not
be so long as the practical courses. Is
very valuable to the child. In the
elementary schools. It gives the child
a wider and more intelligent view of
the things of nature and his relation!
to them. And agriculture Is prefer
able to many things as a cultural
study because of Its closer touch to '
man and his everyday life.. We all
should understand where and how our
food supply is produced. The train
ing and culture received from the
study of the things that have a prac
tical bearing on life should not. be
overlooked In a liberal education.'
Two may be able to live as cheaply
as one lives extravagantly. -
Too many people measure rjieir
happiness by the size of their bank
rolls. Home may not be merely four
square walls, but they help a lot to
make one, especially In the winter
It takes second fiddlers to produce
harmony. And that's why it's so dif
ficult to develop the political variety.
If it is permissible to call a head
a noodle why Isn't It appropriate to
style what's in many of them as noodle
Attention is called by the Minne
apolis Better Way to the fact that
"the easiest way out often leads Into
a blind alley."
One of the student societies In the
Bunker Hill high school answers to
the name of Kalaphernean, which Is
quite as mystifying as the names of
the Greek letter fraternities that are
supposed to be under the ban in Kan-
Miss Winifred Nelson, reports the
Up Creek correspondent of the
Augusta Journal, has proved herself
qualified to vote when she attains the
required age. While her father was
sick, and her brothers in school, she
dragged two miles of road and left It
In excellent condition.
How some of the old-fashioned
signs fall, as pointed out by the Blue
Rapids Times: Two flocks of geese
and one of ducks flew over town
Wednesday morning, going north.
and a few hours later the mercury
dropped 50 degrees, which shows how
much the geese know about the
weather In Kansas.
A- Kansas farmer was asked by 1
Telegram reporter: "How many mil'
lion bushels of corn baa the mild win'
ter been equivalent to?' The reply
was: "There Is no way to tell; we
didn't have any corn and we haven't
needed any." This, of course. Is com
paratively speaking, but it shows the
attempt nature is making to atone for
last summer. Drovers Telegram.
The wind was howling at one
o'clock this morning and the temper
ature was. below freezing, relates Edi
tor Cady of the Augusta Journal.
Had It not been, this story would
never have been told. Had the cold
wave struck the burg three hours
sooner, the world would never have
been the wiser. It became necessary
for the writer to go to the office and
"bleed" Betsey Betsey Is the engine
you will remember when she Is
troublesome and Genevieve when
good. A man came running down the
street and as he approached we asked
him what was the matter. "Oh!
ah!" he ejaculated between his pants,
"I am going to have a child and I've
got to hurry." After walking a cou
ple of blocks his reply began to "soak
In" and we smiled, then chuckled, and
snorted and wanted to yelL
BT THE ATCHISON GLOBE.
No woman will admit she snores. .
a man hates snobs because he bates to
be snubbed by them.
Tou ought to do a lot of things yourself
which you don't do.
There Is some curiosity to know Just
wny John Ltnd went to Mexico.
After a man reaches thirty he doesn't
care If skating is poor.
If a man Isn't good for anything else, it
will be said of him' that he Is good
hearted. If man doesn't understand woman. It
may be added that woman Is also fooled
It Is hard for a man without any to ap
preciate the saying that money should
earn money. ,
It is also pertinent to remark that a
woman Isn't so crazy about a uniform un
less there is a man In It
Why Is a free-flowing fountain pen dis
posed to behave that way in the pocket of
your fancy waistcoat?
Some men have Strong Wills and won't
loin their wives' church: but- It mar be
added, they rarely quit smoking.
Possibly, In reply to a recent query, the
blushing bride is blushing because of the
timidity shown by the young man In c b.
Ground Hog day. with Its multitude of I
legends and inspiring lessons, made Jude .
Johnson so sentimental he tnrew away his
cud and went home and kissed his wife
over the wash tub.
'Twas the night after Ground Hog, and
all through the house, not a person was
stirring, not even a louse, when right
down through the chimney came big gobs
of blow, proving that the old Ground
Hogs a treacherous foe.
From the Chicago Newa.1
The less you say the more it counts.
But those who can play the piano usual
No, Cordelia, not every man who keeps
books Is a bookkeeper.
A love affair Is like a well easy to fall
Into and difficult to get out oft
The man who takes himself seriously
may be considered a Joke by othera
The applause of the pubuc seldom goes
to the officeholder Who gets his price.
Platonic love, like perpetual motion, is
all right aa a theory but It won't work.
Some men will pay a 160 cigar bill with
out a murmur and then get real fussy
over a 12 bill for gas.
The summer girl who can keep half a
dozen young men up In the air at once Is
tne real thins; in Jugglers.
If you think the average woman Is
weaker minded than the average man
you are entitled to another thins.
It mav be more blessed to arive than ts.
receive, but In most eases the average
man wouja ratner
than the pitcher.
1 By the Way
. BY HA R VET PARSONS.
We have been waiting patiently to
hear the .squawk of anguish from con-
on the shins, recently, by a local lady
'In reference to the custom of chasing
high school students across the street
and up and down stairways about half
a dozen times each day. Jack 8upp says
the pursuit of education not only has
its ups and downs, but its hlthers and
With East Lynne at bat and Ten
Nights In a Bar Room up, it Is to be
presumed that the local company win
follow with Unk Tom's Cabin. - Which
should be some hit, if properly cast
the husky Sport as Unk Tom and Nell
Anderson as the fee-rocious Legree.
rrinstance.. - ,-'.
It Is the opinion of Hondo Murphy
that the electric light company should
sell Its product by the karat instead of
The inspired reporter who announced
that Shawnee county had the best Jail
In the state should be advised; that no
jail is best. Some are just worse than
A California paper advertises' "Gaby
Deliss Brilliant." a dopus guaranteed to
restore color in faded fabrics. - Which
merely confirms our suspicion that all
of the exponents' of simplified spelling
do not write country correspondence for
Kansas papers. ,
. Something has - happened to New
York.. Sticking a millionaire for smug
gling and a ward heeler for selling a
nomination are. not normal procedures
for New York. Is there an alienist In
As a matter- of caution, let's amend
it to read: "A man Is as old as he feels
and a woman as old as she says she
Is." ij -
Winard's manager says he shows Im
provement. If Improvement has taken
a place In the Kansas White hope, said
Improvement will find ample room to
stretch. . ,
Nix, Josephine, none of that stuff.' It
was a parrot, not a chicken that bit
the Mayor. Shame at you for suggest
ing It. The Idearl
As we understand It, Will Waggener.
like Dodd Gaston, was arraigned before
a "not unfriendly Justice." ','
It may be. of course, that the Chi
cago man who made his wife get up at
3 o'clock each morning, wanted to give
her time to comb her hair before break'
fast. - ' f.
The Job of ianocent bystander be
comes more niwraqus m anucg cotu
day. The removal of the embargo on
ammunition is a guarantee that still
more of it will -bo la general circula
tion from now on.
On the Spur
of the Moment
BY ROT K. MOULTON.
- Unpopsjiar Song.
(Written for the Motion, Picture theater.)
A man once said unto his wife, unto his
wife he said, ;
"I couldn't bring home gasoline today.
The best that I could do was to bring
three loaves of bread.
It pains me much those hateful words
"YouVea wretch," the lady cried, "to
go and spend your dough
For luxuries like bread. You go too far.
Why don't yoa buy necessities, for very
well you know
. We've no benzine to run our touting
car." . - v
We'll starve, we'll pinch, we'll dodge our
debts, . '
But one fact we will know.
All else we'll gladly sacrifice and utter
no regrets, "
For our car hag got to go.
The lady went and pawned her ring, the
wedding ring, you know: .
She sold the baby's hlghchalr with a
She pawned the parlor rug as well, the
kitchen range also.
Accumulating quite a little pile.
Bhe went to a near-by garage where gaso.
line was son, -Sue
laid her wealth down at the keep
He filled her ear with gasoline and then
with Joy untold,
Bhe gaily bonked and started down the
We'll wear punk clothes, the year around.
uur pleasure twin not mar.
We'll starve, but we are surely bound
To run our touring car.
They've got him in a padded cell.
ne raves rrom morn 1111 mgnb
He has a pencil and a slate,
-nd writes wltb all his might
He sets a lot of figures down.
Then rubs them out again. .
Upon his face there Is a look
That la akin to pain.
He's had this slate for seven months.
The pencil squeaks and squeaks;
He concentrates upon the Job,
And never sanely speaks.
They're watching him both day and night.
x neir care is never tax.
He's trying but to figure out
His Income tax.
There never waa a time In the history '
of this country when there wasn't some
thin" wrong with the tariff.
When a feller aits old enough to know
better. It is too fate fer him to take ad
vantage of it. ...
Lem Purdy says any feller who wears a
collar and necktie on week days Is a dude
and will bear watch in'.
There ain't nothln' colder In this world
than a pair of clippers when a barber
slaps 'em on the back of your neck.
The areatest tbinsr that can hannen to
any cat is to some day have" his Internal
economy stretched on a Btradlvarius .
Borne fellers get by with brains, while 1
others let their hair grow long. j
A feller that can't control his temper, .
can't control nothln c else In this world.
Beware of the feller that slaps you on
the back. He is always the first one to
slap you In the face.
Ellhu Bibbina. our noo'lar and conaranlal'
drutsslst. has Just received eight barrels
of whisky by expiees to sell for medicinal
purposes. There must be a good deal of
sickness in our village, as be doesn't ex- 1
pact It to last moren two or three weeks. '
Jed Frlnk. our inventive blacksmith, ex- ;
pects to make a. fortune out n a new In
vention. He claims to have gotten up the !
onlv automobile tin in existence that '
can't be punctured 'try nails, glass or any
thing else. He makes It out a wrought
Hank Tumms wife stuck her gum on
the front door knob over to Deacon
Pi-male's bouse when she went to call the
other day and when she tried to sit it off
her tongue frose fast to the door knob
and she was held a prisoner. Deacon
Prtngle was in favor of thawtna- her loose
with bllln' water, but Hank Tumms. who
was called to the scene, said there was
no hurry, aa that was the first time since
they had been married that Ms wife's
THE PRODIGAL'S MOTHER.
Ah! could 1 let the love flame of my
Shine for thee through the darkness of
A ray to pierce the clinging mists of
for thy storms of soul a steadfast
light! . . .-
Could I but see Its light to guide thee
And not this feeble candle In my room
That strikes scarce further than , a
So frail and white, outstretched Into the
Could I but set my heart, a beacon high.
Its quenchless fire aglow tar darkness far. his wife loomed large in his mind, for ""inter, although frost cannot be saM
T".,"6.. of radiance for-thy feetr- . a had been from the confines of a to op a case after it has taken hold
And brighter than the splendor of a star! similar booth that ho . had taken of its victim.. However. It seems to pee
Ah! could iw. .... II,,. ., Chrlasle when she gave up her pool- Ynt the rapid spread of the disease.
See horn? "tefart Ubt but . ha . tton as a dispenser of GailUrd's cocoa The result la that In spring time) the
To warmth and rat uk minim antvt to become Mrs. Lemuel Wallace. I affection la as a rule at the lowest abb
The dawn breaks cold; the night Is nearly
I am a-weary waiting, child, tor thee!
Mary McMullen. In the New York Times.
(By Ella Randolph Pearce.)
. Mr. Lemuel Wallace kissed his wife
good-by In his usual gallant early
morning manner, walked jauntily aa
far as the door and turned with a re
"I gave you a two-dollar bill yes
terday, didn't I. Chrlasle ?" ho ques
tioned. "How much was the gas tub
ing?" Young Mrs. Wallace know what
expected of her. Bhe qulcauy
produced a handful of small change
from her bag. "Seventy-five cents
change." She counted the money
hi. ana tui injkinor
at him a Uttle wistfully. "I'd like to
keen a Quarter. Lem."
The Evening Story
"What ror? inquired ner nusoana, :: , -t inrann
with elevated eyebrows. "You're not 1,eJ . nlm- He was feeling some
going out today." wha dazd. ""certain, but the
"No-o. Hut I'd like to have a Uttlo Kht of Chrisale bravely serving a
change handy." Her face was red- "ample cup of hot cocoa to a matron
dening. and she looked away. "Ob, th other side of the booth helped
never mind. Go on." hlm to a decision. He beckoned to
Lemuel slowly dropped the coins
t hi. r.irnt
into his Docket.
"I can't see why you're always ask
ing for money." he said peevishly.
"It's it's irritating."
"Always asking!" echoed his wife.
ooAitis wuwvu as isj wuvi
stung into vexation. Then her eyes
brightened, and she stared mutinous- ;,,""' "" "cr ouwiretcneo. xrem
ly at the man before her. "Well. If bl" hanJ- . ...
I am always asking I never get it!" she.?. l...! ' .J?"!""! h2
"But. Chrlasle. what do you want s15!Se'lviblntly-. An(J tel1 oW
money for?" pursued the surprised Ua,rd, tonight you ve served your
husband. "I pay all the bills, don't '"t ITf.T" Now' nurry' leBT: ,for
I? And buy you good clothes?- And J " ""f. 'oro outoide."--take
you out whenever I can. don't I? iJ"??ht' ""' th" McCIuro
Yet. you're harDina on 'chance' late-
ly what do you want with my
"My change," mimicked Chrisale in
the childish way that made her gentle
anger seem unimpressive more
amusing than anything else. "Oh. go
alone:. Lemuel Wallace!" '
She pushed him across the sill and
shut the door. Then, with tears leap-
lng to ner eyes, sne leu into ner chair
at the table. - Well, then, the erase for old furniture la
"He'll never understand never, ' some-mg I have no use for. but the taste
neverl And I can't make him! I was for old furniture I most heartily approve,
hoping he'd forget about that 92 bilL I believe it was about twenty-five or
I wanted to see how it would seem to thirty years ago that old furniture was
hav a,feT, pennies in my purse, first wcovered in America. I don't know
He thinks I'm just joking, or set on the exact details of the discovery, but I
having my own way. And Lem s aw- suppose that good taste, which for many
fully stubborn himself about soma year, buried ,jlv. under black
wfJhi- . ir ,. 1 walnut and marble revived and reasserted
Within a week, the disagreeable itself In a few people of discrimination,
matter came up again. Lemuel, ris- and they bet; an bringing down from their
lng from the breakfast table, counted garrets the quaint old highboys, the state
out 91.10 with which the laundry biU . secretaries and the simple, dignified
waa to be naid. I cnlrs and tables of the mahogany period.
"T-r JUiVT fr. .i,.w. -ne ideas of people of discrimination axe
Im going to your mother's for, , ways imitated and distorted by people
luncheon." reminded Chrisale. without discrimination. Old furniture was
Another dime waa carefully laid on i the newest thing in home decoration,
the table. Chrisale glared at it with Wherefore, the horde of undlscrimlnating
ye. full of extraordinary resentment. , velt v see ker. seized 1 upon the Idea and
That's enough lor your carfare."
said her husband.
Then the long
monev A. dimis a. alna-lo. atlnsrv
money. aime a single, fungy
dime and I had to ask for that!"
Chrisale choked as she winked back
the tears. "Suppose I lost my last
nickel and had to walk home! Sup-
nose I wanted to make a small nnr-
pose i wanteu 10 maae a smau pur-
asked me to go out with her. or to do-
nate to one of her pet charities. I
won't be humiliated in this way! And
I won't ever ask you for money
again! It's it's awful!" " '
Her husband regarded her with an
expression in which astonishment and
nauteur were Dienaea.
very strange ideas,
foolish," he said coldly.
that comes of your having been a
wara earner before vonr maWlaafe. 1
am willing to give you all you need:
but this idea of 'spending-money.' as
you call It why. it is becoming a ver-
itable bone of contention between us. 1
It ta, spoiling our lives. Chru-ie.".
fully. "You pay my bills. You give
aaj aw a. vr www va awva
me pennies when I ask for them 1
but you-make me feel like a pauper 1
and a beggar. Lem. Lem. think It
over. Try to be fair with me! Other
wives crave dresses. Jewels, entertain-
ment for their friends; but I I"
She laughed hysterically, and her
tones were shrill. "Why. Lem, the
happiest moment of my life would be
when I could hear my husband sav.
-- , 1
The speech, with its provoked Bar-1
casm, stung deeper than the speaker
had intended. Lemuel Wallace
flushed- angrily and stiffened with un- i
expressed displeasure. Chrisale flung
expressed aispieuurn. vurusoie uuog 1
herself upon him, half laughing, half
UU MUUIU vua HUWOtOI. I
Lem! I didn't mean to hurt you. !
But I'm right.
I know I m right."
Ho firmly thrust her aside, and
went out, a figure of righteous indig
nation and offened majesty. But
Chrisaie's words rankled. Of all she
ridiculous remark about keeping the
change struck deepest. It showed
" P ot miserly Instinct-
and petty exactions. Of course it was
aU nonsense that a married woman
uwuw age, a -ty mill iniy ww bhivv a-assa a, a
with her material wants provided for
she should have any use for money;
but perhaps perhaps it would be
worrying to a woman of spirit to have
to ask for such trifling sums as her
occasional small needs might require.
"Though I 'never refused Chrissie," re
flected - Lemuel defensively. "And
she certainly is most unreasonable."
Peace reigned in the Wallace home,
but the ahadow of past discord vague
ly lingered. The fact itself of Chris
sle's silence on the subject of spending-money
produced uneasiness in
the mind of her husband. After
awhile there seemed to be something
wrong with the little mistress of the
house. She was leas animated; less
playful than usual. She became given
to periods of meditation, and some
times refused to go abroad evenings,
pleading fatigue or a headache
Chrlasle, who had always been so
keen Cor pleasure and active amyotyl
Whan Lemuel questioned her, aha
ssanrtod that she was quite well, and
there was nothing the matter, nothing
at alL Lemuel became so concerned
that he talked the matter over with
his. mother, - who was never antago
nistic to Cnriasles interests. Finally.
one afternoon, being freed from duty,
at an earlier hour than usual, he ran
into a large store with the intention
of. buying soma delicacy with which
to surprise his , dispirited little wife,
Chrlasle was especially fond -of crys-
Passing the line of demonstration
booths presided over by agreeable and
d1nlnma.tl Mlnm.n th InaM nf
; Therefore, when he saw the Gall-
lara sign wltn a laminar race Deneatn,
he paused abruptly with a feeling of
meeting a phantom of his own vivid
fancy. Then he stenned swiftly for-
"Chrisale!" he uttered hoarsely to
the young woman at the end booth.
"What are you doing here?"
Bhe flung him a look of warning
and defiance over a row of tiny blue
and white cocoa cups, but her voice
was appealing, soft and coaxing.
"Don't make a fuss. Lem. I'm
demonstrating cocoa again. Mr. Gail -
lard waa erlad to l ma back on mv
own terma T'v .imniv mnt t have
ve simply got
some money of my own. If I have to
"But. Chrlasle why, no wonder
you're tired out all the time. Tou
look fit to drop now."
"I haven't neglected yon or my
home, Lem." She spoke proudly.
"I've been here four' weeks. The
demonstration closes, tonight. And
nw Mr: Gaillard wants me to so on
,.T .... .
I' guess not!" Lemuel waa dolus;
Pc"" . wlIe 8 eyes ne aia not
" movea away.
HI take a pound box" he
pound box." he said.
practically. Then he reached into his
pocket and fished out a $6 bill,
crackling it between his fingers.
nis eyes nypnotlcally held Chrls-
s . .
r. v..,,.. ue presseo.
In Regard to Old Furniture.
letter friend asked me to say what I
1 tmnk or the craze for old furniture.
j canu. into existence.
People who are afflicted with this craze
fill their houses with old furniture not be
cause they appreciate Its intrinsic beauty
uur Docause h Derange to tnerr ancestors
and en?e associations for them, but
merely because It Is "the thing"T and.
like all people who are frantlcaJIy striving
to do "the thing" without understanding
they make themselves and "the
, S?!.i1dI?Jou.s' , , ...
! , . understand why people like their
oM furniture which has been handed
mtae ofVnTay."to m"e "but IoTsee
what anyone wants with other people's
" "o,-, , ... , .
V2v JL P..0.' vw-.w,thv 1
, co'ltV mmTUZ'&n.K
..el ri ooms and one prizes them far morn
highly ttan what onyaut' ff you?
are a great many neoole who wouM nth.
er have theoVri?iet 0.iOUlilKrath:
fff52?5. -a Bound and perfect
irs the MSi' .i JI0" - That
ftStors hid" tresSu'SItfoT"
with some person whomdnlred V? .T
werepjj a Alrioket'y
KAa.,4 V s . . .
I have heard recently that biack walnut
furniture la becomlna antiane!aV,H
fueh wlU b, much sought after - in" the
T . Powers roroia. There
intriAslcuty for ffi ffthS Im
-tyle. Notthat the wood taller is" un-
beautiful, but the thlngsthey inade of?t
The funeral marble topped Sble". the
""EEX """51 cnuirs and sofas, and
5"""" '"0un,y. unoeautlful
w "",' " BcuHe 11 is Deautirui is
one thing: to love the na-lv mri- k-Z
cause it Is old Is quite another.
An! gnat's what I think about tbe craze
Ior o1 furniture.
.vr mttttrtm km - , . '
oin " e?.??JT.onTlK
there are mighty few di to toe vear
huku B, II Id II UUS anyilUng really WOfta
recording." Detroit Free Press.
From the Philadelphia Record.
Some people who marry for money re
pent for love.
d f?glaf touompel "t
.m b.fiit i - m
favmSS ofliSy man' " th"
Good intentions are all' right In their
way. but many an alarm clock terusesto
The people who alwava ten t,
unvarnished truth sometimes make t lot
The man who throws bouquets st him
self doesn't always get the most flowers
sent to his funeral.
Have a good opinion or yourself. You
can't expect others to have a keener sense
of appreciation than you have yourself
Blobbs "Would you marry a eirl far
her money?" Stobbs-"Well. f should conT
slder It very uncbivalrous to allow hoi- to
remain an old maid." Ber to
Wisrwac "Blonea boasts th. j,
i Ir..,. M.a.1.- A . I
nuvw . - v. word rear
, Unlrfa"rti wall TJ . CmV"
Henpeckke "Oh. well, B Jones
young enougn to get mamea. '
Mr. Gnaggs "I wonder what would h.
pen if people should advertise even itS.
they lose their tempera." Mm Gnaan
..- I, wae in the
bob -women are more logical than
men." He "Perhaps you are right. A
man wonders after he haa mmAm m r zt
"maw vvvr m wuMimu. uur in- wntneat !
i . : :
BY RUTH CAMERON. '
WHAT CAUSES HOG CHOLERA?
Hog cholera is caused by a germ that
exists in the blood. It Is an organism
apparently so small that the most row
erful microscopes do not show It. ew
aver, it Is easy to demonstrate Its prmm
nce by inoculating a small part of th
blood from a sick hog Into a well one,
which produces the bog cholera. Mom
cholera Is a disease which seems t h
StODDed to a desrTM bv the fimat of
I BuJ Increases rapidly from that time
g cnoiera uoes am wmmm
to nttect any particular breed of hoes
than another, and while gener-
i aIly the careless farmer is more apt to
have -the disease unm hla hna-a than
the careful one, the disease sometimes
occur where the conditions are san
ltary. it is hoped that the work may
e extended gradually until the dh
JiVf?.16.1,?1 controlled or eliminated,
"'J ?at og cholera is carried not
njj. hos" on.selves. but by
1 ?i!r "' 8t.ream" and even by the
1 mfin from on fa?7n.tn:
.ther 8how" how necessary it is that
?? . aerum campaign be thorough and
that farmers -exert their beat afmrta
to assist in the work of eradicating lb
Wtafleld Courier. .-.-.,-,
IS IT INEVITABLE? : ' .
Recently In an article boosting the stock
of Gen. Leonard Wood, the somewhat
celebrated chief of staff of the army, the
statement appeared that a war with some
great world power Is lnei table, and that
the c-ief of staff understands how unpre
pared we are for such a struggle. Hand-
ins General Wood all that Is coming to
him. and admitting that he. better than
, lmnl adenuata, f
seem any adequate reason for worry, nor
to think that a war with a world power Is
Inevitable. A century has passed since our
last clash with a world power, Great
Britain, which we won. A century and
still another is likely to pass without such
an occurrence, despite our close proximity
to Mexico, and the things Hon. Hobson
sees in Japan. It boosts the military to
6 raise It as the guardian of the gates,
ut. as a matter of fact, there Isn't much
danger of hostilities until the people want
tn fight, and they are becoming mere
sensible about such matters. Atchison
THE WaR ON GOMPERS.
There Is more than appears on the sur
face In the fight which the convention of
the United Mine Workers has been mak
ing upon Samuel Gompers and the ex
ecutive council of the American Federa
tion of Labor. In spite of the personal
nature of the attacks, the fight Is not one
against persons but against policy. It la
not the vices or virtues of the leaders of
the A. F. of L. that really concern the
miners organisation, but the policy for
which Gompers and his colleagues stand
sponsor. The attack on Gompers at the
convention of the United Mine Workers is
the opening skirmish of what Is likely to
prove a bitter war for the control of the
labor movement In AfiuriM K. RnAiiata
and in the Interest of Socialist policies.
For years the Socialist members or trade
unions have fought Gompers and his
"cabinet." The trade union elections of
recent years have been placin- Socialists
more and more In Important positions Jn
the labor movement. The miners' union
a exceedingly socialistic, it waa the 80
allst spirit In the miners' organisation
which a few years age forced John
Mitchell to retire from the National Clvto
federation If he was not to forfeit his
membership in the union. Industrial
unionism, which Is the Socialist brand of
unionism, opposed to the method of or
ganization of trade unionism, has been
forced to tbe foreground by these newer
and more radical leaden. One of the
charges made against Gompers at the
miners' convention was that he had placed
obstacles in the path of Industrial union
Ism. The denial which this charge evoked
from him Is an admission how far the
American Federation of Labor already
has gone In its concessions to Socialists.
Apparently, however, the Socialists are
not satisfied with concessions. . What they
want Is complete control of the workers'
minds and votes. Chicago Tribune.
BUSINESS AND POLITICS.
The tariff Isn't working out the way It
was advertised to work. It la surprising
Its friends as well as its foes. During the
debates preceding Its passage Republicans
confidently predicted as soon aa the lower
schedules were effective this country
j wouJ2 XtmnrXdJSn
considerable Increase of imports but the
1 effect would be stimulative rather than
i d??r?Y t?" ' to the
' w?" arop.- ney aiao comena-
I StitvouW rnrettan muV foTh
' ' 01 imports nasn t ap-
i peared. Customs house records for No
! th.rT"w5?' ,mI
two last monthi under the Republican
.taplff' "nA fe7e,rMtn for the emond-
in months of 1812. Ocean transportation
V UUIJ VUllOel eg, II CI III ISB
JSSJ"11"-0' tn? eouJlirT ar
TlLl'" .,?T. T?r" m" starting up
month. .J. T-LL" 0.2 211"
,, 1, .,V'
Etltlon,, J"d even Increase Its' markets,
.purchase f raw cotton by American
mlMJoe delivery the first four'
EgtE&SL 555 -'i-I Sft .Z
-a- in iti.i iVT-htoVSlV-'.wSE.7
onH I. .i" "''
year and the number of active spindles
in these mills at present Is the greatest
ever known. There Is no use to attempt
to analyze the "why" of these facts, but
the IWnrls sure: they prove that an arti
ficial tariff wall does not necessarily mean
the hle-hest nrosnerltv. nm
coiiapse or ail industry. Thar also
Kv? that politicians d not know much
mean a collapse of all industry. Ther also
" DUn's"oux city Tribune.
-J!!Fnl?'.J? w"nt you to gtve the bride
away." "Very well. I'll announce to the
gathered assembly that she's thirty-two."
"Maudie, I would like to have a tete-a-tete
with you." "No, Indeed, Peter! I
never, take anything to drink In a public
place like this!" Baltimore American.
"'He never spanks Ms son, does he?" .
he's an efficiency crank." "What'a
that got to do with it?" "He says the up
ward stroke is lost motion." Houston
Kttie 'That girl absolutely threw her
self at Bob." Nettie-' Oh, well. I guess
she knew he waa a good catcher." Judge.
"Bobbie, if you eat. any more of that
candy you will surely be sick." Bobble
(keeping on) "I would nave been sick
anyway when I was only half-wav
through what I've eaten already." Lite.
"Dat ol man o' yoh'a Is a purty rrml
provider.'. "He shows his eenseTVeSSS
unt unioe. He wants to keen ma
occupyin' dls here skillet as a utensil li
stld of a weapon. Washington Star
"My dear, there's too much calorie
this soup." -There! I told the cook Vo-
inn wup.' iiwra ! 1 mil k -
Anu . .- vwa na
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