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"Manana" has a new meaning in
Mexico. It now signifies more shoot
ing and more running away.
Rubber backing for the armor on
battleships? And think what the cost
of automobile tires Is already?
Incidentally, the recent cold snap
was just what the coal men and the
plumbers needed to refill their purses.
Although the Mexican revolutionists
declare that all they need is . arms,
they seem sometimes to be more in
need of legs.
"You are hundreds of Jaw move
ments short." No, that isn't a mes
sage to John Lind, but a chewing gum
Sex in suffrage may not be a nation
al question, but it will be recalled that
"race, color or previous condition of
servitude" was. '
A pertinent query from the Wash
ington Post: When young society men
cannot tango would it be proper to
refer to them as wall nuts?
Maybe the lady who is expected to
marry her son's chum only wants to
make sure that her boy will continue
to have a suitable playmate.
Egypt's khedive has just seen his
first baseball game. And probably
there are Americans who used to-think
they would like to be the khedive.
A Berlin judge has ruled that it is
not a crime for a man to sneeze. But
It will be safer for him not to do It In
the presence of a military officer.
Old Man Winter has been holding
gentle Spring In his lap so much this
season that the prospects of a per
manent alliance between them are
St. Louis has an ordinance regulat
ing the size of the whips the teamsters
use. Why doesn't it go a step farther
and regulate the size of the language
Neither will the consumers be of a
disposition to waste any of their sym
pathy on the cold storage speculators
in butter who are suffering such
heavy losses these days.
As far as these parts are con
cerned. Old Sol has succeeded in put
ting at least a temporary puncture In
the six weeks' winter weather prog
nostication of Mr. Groundhog.
President Wilson cannot be accused
of not giving fair warning If the
American merchant marine should
now Insist on coming into existence
and paying Panama canal tolls.
There are a lot of Americans who
don't know much about the Declara
tion of Independence and the consti
tution that can tell on the instant
what Ty Cobb's batting average is.
Great commendation Is due to the
Kansas City policemen who so suc
cessfully dispatched the wild wolf that
got in their midst without wounding
and killing a score, or so of innocent
President Wilson Is said to be great
ly interested in the fall elections. And
in the many districts where the farm
er vote is predominant, the results
are likely to provide him with much
food for deep thought.
Neither Is there likely to be any
criticism of the rules of reason for the
marking of election ballots that have
been applied by the state supreme
court They are also further evidence
of the sound sense that permeates this
If that gentleman who has paid
$4,000 for a pair of George Washing
ton's pistols is as cautious as be
should be. he will carefully examine
them for loads. Else there may fce
an expensive funeral or two in his
family before long.
More evidence that circumstances
alter cases. In the matter of Panama
canal tolls, President Wilson has
reached the conclusion that an or
ganic pronouncement of his party is
neither always proper nor binding.
His neat little sidestep to the suf
fragists will boomerang a lot to
plague him before his term of office
shall have expired.
CHILDREN OR COTTON?
"Cotton is a curse to Texas chil
dren," remarked the superintendent
of one of the Texas schools to Lewis
W. Hlne, special investigator for the
National Child Labor committee.
And why is It a curse? This ques
tion is the theme of an article by Mr.
Hlne on "Children or Cotton," In the
"Survey" of Feb. 7.
"Come out with me at sun-up."
says Mr. Hlne, "and watch the chil
dren trooping into the fields, some of
them kiddies four or Ave years old.
to begin the pick-pick-pick, drop into t
the bag, step forward; plck-plcK,
drop into the bag, step forward, six
days in the week, five months in the
year, under a relentless sun. The
mere eight of their monotonous rep
etition will tire you out long before
they stop. Their working day follows
the sun, and not until sundown will
they leave the fields. Ruby, aged
seven, stopped working long enough
to say, as I stood by her, 'I works
from sun-up to sun-down, an picks
thirty-five pounds a day Imagine
the number of feathery bolls that
must go Into the bag hanging about
her neck to tip the scale at thirty
"The result of a few years of this
incessant grind,' long hours, physical
strain, lack of proper food and care,
and lack of mental stimulus? What
can it be but physical degeneration
and moral atrophy? We have long
assailed (and Justly) the cotton In
dustry as the Herod of the mills. The
sunshine In the cotton fields
blinded our eyes to the fact that the
cotton picker suffers quite as much
as the mill hand from the monotony,
overwork and hopelessness of his
life. It Is high time for us to face the
truth and add to our indictment of
King Cotton a new charge the Her
od of the fields.
"One of the most pitiful things
about the situation is the indifferent
acceptance of conditions by people
generally. I heard very little anxious
comment except from school teachers.
Ruby's father, who said, 'They git
five months' schoolin' and it ain't
nuftY stood out among all the parents
I interviewed as a rare exception. It
is quite possible that the Texas farm
ers are not so Indifferent to the ex
ploitation of their children as ap
pears, for they are literally 'up
against it.' They are transient rent
ers, weighed down by debt, illiterate,
and dependent upon the crops.
"But I place first and foremost in
any program of change the restric
tion of child labor. Children must be
left free to go to school. At a recent
conference of the Texas State Board
of Charities and Corrections, all were
agreed that compulsory education is
the greatest need of Texas today. Pa
triotism demands that we save the
children. We must begin at once
lay the foundation for the farmer of
tomorrow by a longer period of child
hood today, with better preparation
for work and better training for life."
THE SOULLESS CORPORATIONS.
Interesting data, not heretofore pub
lished, on what the United States
Steel corporation is accomplishing With
its safety and welfare plans, are given,
according to the Iron Trade Review,
in a bulletin just Issued by the depart
ment of safety, relief, sanitation and
welfare of the Steel corporation.
The aggregate expenditures of the
Steel corporation In 1912, for improv
ing the conditions of its workmen is
shown to have been $6,166,364. divided
into $2,587,516 for accident relief; $595,
649 for accident prevention, $1,068,253
for sanitation and miscellaneous wel
fare work, $914,956 for pension and ap
proximately $1,000,000 for employees'
stock subscription plan.
The death rate of the H. C. Frlck
Coke Co. in 1912, it is shown, was 1.88
per 1,000,000 tons of coal produced,
which compares with 3.50 in Scotland,
6.53 in South Wales. 4.52 in Great Brit
ain, and 4.29 in the whole United States. '
The Frlck company produced 531,328
tons per death. This compares with
285,000 in Scotland, 153,000 in South
Wales, 248,000 in Great Britain, and
233,000 in the whole United States.
During the season of 1913, there were
6,296 cultivated gardens, or 91 per cent,
of the total possible number in the
mining towns of the H. C. Frick Coke
Co. The estimated average value of
each vegetable garden was $27.50, which
meant a total saving of $173,140 to the
employees of that subsidiary company.
A total of 101 children's playgrounds
have been provided by the subsidiary
companies of the United States Steel
Had to Listen.
The late A. L. Williams, general at
torney for the Union Pacific railway,
was once on a trip with a party of
friends in a private car. and while in
Denver one of the party, a man of
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fwjuig Bviiiain;. ine convivial one
was enough under the Influence of
liquor to be talkative, and proceeded
to tell Mr. Williams a long story of his
The next morning, when sober, he
mentioned the fact that he had talked
too much the night before, and re
quested that anything he might have
said would not be reoeated. Mr. Wll.
I liams, in order to relieve the man's
I embarrassment, said:
"That's all right; I never listened to
you. and have no idea what you said."
That night the man returned in the
same condition. Looking sternly at Mr.
Williams, he said:
"Now, durn you, you said you didn't
listen to me last night, so I'm going to
tell you the whole story again and
you've got to listen. London Tit-Bits.
Tip for Young Husbands.
The younger man had been com
plaining that he could not get his
wire to mena nis ciotnes.
"I asked her to Sew a button on thin
vest last night, and she hasn't touched .
It," he said. At this the older man ,
aasuiucu lire air Ul & liainaxcn.
"Never ask a woman to mend any
thing," he said. "Ton haven't been
married very long, and I think I can
give you some serviceable sugges
tions. When I want a shirt mended
I take it to my wife and flourish It
around a little and say, 'Where's that
" 'What do you want of the rag-
bag?' aalu the wife. Her suspicions
are aroused at once.
" 'I want to throw this shirt away.
It's worn out,' I say, with a few more
" 'Let me see that shirt.' my wife
says; then, 'Now, John, hand it to me
at once.' '
"Of course I pass It over, and she
"Why. it only needs : and
then she mends it." Pittsburg
Frequently It's the case that the
fool has no money from which to be
The man who really has something
to say can usually present it in a few
It Is also true that many who are
called fail to get up until they are
good and ready.
Everybody is Inclined to be most
generous in the amount of sympathy
he gives to the poor.
Not a few of the political leaders
march so proudly and so far' In ad
vance of their procession that they
don't know what's going on behind
them In their own ranks.
J ay hawker Jots
There Is one great difficulty with
the DeODle who borrow money, ex-
plains the Garden City Telegram. They
never Know wnom to pay n DacK to.
People are heard howling about
hygiene, remarks Mrs. Tom Thomp
son in the Howard Courant, who
should give a daily bath and clean
clothes further trial.
Some of these times, thinks the Neo
desha Register, a real reformer will
suggest that when a man holding one
- nPOCoed. to abandon the duties of
the office he has in order to make a
campaign for the office he wants, the
hones th,ng tor. h,m to do te to re",n
who can be put In the place and do
A farmer in Labette county has for
a number of years gathered the hedge
balls in the fall and scattered them
out on a high spot of ground to avoid
as much moisture as possible so they
would dry out instead of rotting. By
the following fall the balls would be
dry and hard, and make the finest
kind of fuel, giving out much heat i
and burning for a considerable time.
Others have tried the experiment and j
are pieaecu wun uie rcauiia. xuib io
not generally known among the far
mers, whose hedges are often filled
with balls, and they can be put to this
use until science finds a more valuable
means for their use. Baxter Springs
BT THE ATCHISON GLOBE.
Cheese with holes in it costs more.
What has become of the algebra you
once learned? , - .
People never know where on. earth they
caught their colds.
The man who has to grin and bear It
doesn't grin very cheerfully. '
As a rule, a Dismal Failure Is apt to
blame everyone but himself.
We have always felt that we would hate
to be shot by a veiled woman.
Gold bricks come in divers packages,
and most of us Invest from time to time.
Every town hopes some day to have a
convention hall, whether It needs it or
There Is something the matter with a
man who handles horses, and doesn't like
A newspaper is always supposed to add
thiat a good time was had at a church
Considerable handwriting is illegible
which lacks the saving grace of being
There Is such a thing as getting the
frost a shade too heavy on the distin
These are the Joyous days which recon
cile a man to the tedious monotony of an
There are also a large number of white
slaves who wouldn't welcome an emanci
From the Chicago News.l
Not all men of single ideas are bach
elors. Generating hot air is . easier than getting
It Is better to be on pleasure bent than
on duty broke.
Some people's only aim In life seems to
be to throw mud.
a smart woman can learn things from
a man that he doesn't even know.
One can lead a double life on a single
salary, but it is a lot of trouble.
A multitude of slna show through the
charity that la supposed to cover them.
Wisdom of the man who knows it all
la va-uable. but so is the hole In a dough
nut. Some people would cry over spilled milk
even If they don't like milk in any form.
A reformer never believes In himself as
much as he wants others to believe In
Some men try to hide then light under
a bushel, while some others make a fire
If we were permitted to choose our
neighbors they would probably turn out
just as unsatisfactory.
It sometimes happens that the spinster
who says she Is "glad of It" is able to
make everybody believe it but herself .
It haa been said that women never love
as deeply as men probably because there
Is so little to furnish the Inspiration.
LIVE INSECTS FOR JEWELS.
Wriggling Beetles Now Adorn Necks
of Fashionable Parte Women.
An amazing use of live black beetles
has Just been achieved in Paris. Re
cently, at the Pare Monceau a woman,
in an extremely decollette dress was
the cynosure of all eyes, not on ac
count of the scantiness of her costume,
but because the whiteness of her skin
was relieved by a procession of crawl
ing black beetles, which were fastened
by tiny gold wires to a string of beauti
ful pearls. The woman appeared to be
happy, but the insects would doubtless
have preferred to be free to scamper on
a kitchen floor.
Unfortunately, the fashion is now
gaining ground, and other live insects
nH ronlilH ar tn Iwnm, tha ram.
Apparently pearls and diamonds have
for a time lost their sway over the
most susceptible feminine hearts. Par
is cable to the Brooklyn Eagle.
"Farm products cost more than they
used to." "Tea." replied Mr. Corntoasel.
"When a farmer Is supposed to know the
botanical name of what he's raisin' an'
the soological name of the insect that
eats it and the chemical name of what
will Mil It. somebody's got to pay."
By the Way
BT HAHVET PARSONS.
Perhaps the fad for putting the lid
on things in Topeka is responsible for
Harrison Parkman's action in order
ing a perforated lid for the Baptist
Lincoln may have split rails, but he
didn't split hairs.:
And were he-vott' the Job now, he
wouldn't be the 'principal speaker at
a Bull banquet,
Hondo Murphy, who will strain a
point anytime to say something com
plimentary, notes that, according to
her pictures, Sylvy Pank doesn't wear
There is no occasion for having an
undesirable hanging . around the
daughter of the house. The remedy
is easy; to queer him with the heiress.
give him your . unqualified endorse
Every once in a while we note an
exception to the rule that thrift is its
own reward. Col. Goethals canned his
commissary general for having too
much in excess of his salary in the
rrtah officers now admit that Lopes,
the Mexican murderer, left the Apex
mine. He left the Apex mine because
ne naa no further use for it.
From reports, one might gather
that Jimmy Garfield had found the
Moose party to be like a boarding
house described by John Sarsfleld Gil
vie, companion of our youth. The
beds were good for sleeping purposes,
but danged poor 'eating.
If the negro shot a perfectly good
cook, (scarce article), "in the heat of
passion," steps should be taken to put
him in cold storage for quite a while.
A good cook should not be shot in the
heat of passion, in the alley, the fore
noon or anywhere else.
If that's what 'she wants, we will
admit that Rose Pitonof, the Boston
swimmist, has a good shape for a fat
lady, and it will not be necessary for
her to pose a new Sept. a. m. each
week to prove it. -
In reference to the Denver en
counter of O'Donnell and Bonfils,
O'Donnell gave as his excuse for
drawing a gat his belief that Bonfils
was armed. But had Bonfils had his
golf stick with him, it would not have
Major Iron-Jaw Brown says he Is
still on the firing line, but has not
sighted the "main line of the enemy.
"I feel certain, however." says the
Maje, "that sharpshooters are on the
job and are getting my range."
On the Spur
of the Moment
BT ROT K. MOULTON.
When he made just three plunks a
He thought If he made five
He'd surely be the happiest
Young business' man alive.
He finally got -'five a week,--
But wasn't happy . then.
He never would be satisfied
Until he pulled down ten.
When he got ten a week he thought
His compensation mean;
He knew he'd reach his heart's desire
If he could get fifteen.
He got his fifteen, then he knew,
A person could not thrive.
In this expensive day and age
On less than twenty-five.
He finally got twenty-five.
The sum he'd thought so nifty,
But found he couldn't be content
And live on less than fifty.
He got his fifty one fine day.
And then he found out that
He never could be happy quite.
Without one hundred flat.
He made some wise deals after that
And gathered in a million.
But was he happy? No, Indeed,
He had to have a billion.
And it is safe to say that if
He really got his billion,
Old age could find him fighting to
Accumulate a trillion.
When you hear any feller say that
he never had the slightest desire to
raise chickens you kin make up your
mind but what's the use? There
ain't any such feller. I
It is surprising to know how many
of them genuine Russian court danc
ers was never outside of this country.
Bud Hicks of our town has been
accused of every crime on the calen
dar, but there must be some good in
him, for he has never been caught
wearin' a red necktie.
The old sojer who never brags Is
generally the one who was In the
Grandpa Bibblns says he kin re
member back to the time when any
buddy that used a fireless cooker was
accused of witchcraft.
Elmer Spink is laid up and unable
to attend to his duties down at the
feed mill. Last Sunday he hired three
fellers to peel a mustard plaster offn
his back which he put on last fall
and they had to use dynamite.
Oh, Grief; Ota, Sadness.
I used to be a hero.
They pinned their Junk on me.
My breast adorned with medals
Was glorious to see.
They thought that it was winter
Whene'er I walked around,
My medals rattled gaily;
Like sleighbells did they sound. .
I was the only pebble
Upon the sandy beach,
And I was the headllner
A yell, a scream, a screach.
I used to be a hero.
'Twas pleasant, I'll allow.
But the sheriff took my auto,
I'm a down aud outer now.
Human Welfare News.
The Sunday Evening club of Chi
cago has secured prices on land for
the erection of a' great downtown
auditorium seating 6,000 people to be
used seven days a weeK as a free cen
ter of educational and religious activi
New York has established the first
of a number of branch art galleries
in its public schools to bring art ex
hibitions to people who are unable,
because of distance, to visit the Metro
politan Art Museum.
Girls are admitted to the Junior
Chamber of Commerce organised by
the boys in the Sacramento. Calif.,
Salt Lake city recently created a
civic art commission, the duties of
which are to consult with the city
commissioners upon all matters, plans,
proposals, etc., affecting the artistic
adornment bf the city.
Sweet Stay-at-Home, sweet Well-content.
Thou knoweat of no strange continent;
Thou hast not felt thy bosom keep
A gentle motion with the deep;
Thou hast not sailed in Indian seas.
Where scent comes forth) in every breese;
Thou hast not seen the rich grape grow
Fo- miles, as far as eyes can go:
Thou hast not seen a summer's night
When maids could sew by a worm's light;
Nor the North Sea in spring send out
Bright hues that like birds flit about
In solid cages of white ice
Bweet Btay-at-Hime. sweet Love-one-place.
William Da vies, in the Living Age.
The Evening Story
On the UppeHevei.
(By Izola Forrester.)
The 12:37 train In from White Plains
was late. Also it came in on the upper
level of the Concourse instead of the
lower at the Grand Central station.
Ordinarily the change would have
been a mere matter of official routine,
bnt it made all the difference in the
world on this particular Monday, for
Miss Anne Titheradge didn't know her
way to the house where she was to act
as maid of honor at 2 p. m. sharp.
Wanda had written an excited sort
of brldish note at the eleventh hour,
telling her Tod Davis would meet her
with the closed electric and drive her
up. That was all.
She walked slowly over the great
marble inclosure, pulling .off her gloves
a bit nervously.
"Yes, please, two suit cases," she
said absently to the red capped porter
who approached. She reached for her
checks, and found them gone from the
mesh bag on her arm. There was noth
ing else missing, not even the twin
gold pieces in the inner purse that she
had planned to slip into the toes of
the little pearl embroidered boudoir
slippers, her gift to Wanda. Now even
the slippers were missing, too, in the
smaller suit case.
"I must have dropped them back in
White Plains," she said, perplexedly.
"Don't you think they'd let me identify
the contents of the suit cases? I can,
There were ever so many essential
and necessary things that she must
have for the wedding In those suit
cases, all her lingerie, her gloves, and
general dainty accessories. The hat
and dress were down at Wanda's, for
tunately. The porter led her down to the bag
gage room, and she waited for the load
of suit cases to arrive from the White
Plains train. It was tiresome. The
hands on her watch moved almost
recklessly, it seemed to her. Then, just
a3 she saw the familiar White Star la
bel on her larger one, and the old Ven
ice hotel tags on the smaller, a tall
young man leaned over the counter and
pointed out the larger bag.
"There she Is," he said. "Hand It
out. will you?"
"That's mine.' said Anne, haughtily
if hastily. "And the little darker one
beside it, too, please."
"Checks," suggested the attendant
But the stranger had wheeled about
aggressively, and swung off his cap at
sight of Anne's flushed, lovely face.
"Why, Miss Titheradge Anne Great
Scott, I am in luck. Where are you
It was Bruce Crittenden. At the very
sound of his dear old throaty bass, she
had wanted to turn and run, straight
up the long incline out of his reach.
But there was no way out. And it had
been only four weeks since she had left
him' in Bermuda. Deep blue skies,
cliffs of coral, little lifting sails that
called one out to sea. and over at her
elbow this man, Bruce Crittenden, woo
ing her as she had never been wooed
in all her joyous, victorious debutante
He had taken her two hands In his.
crushing them till her rings pressed
Into the flesh painfully, but she
smiled up at him bravely.
"I thought you were going on to
Egypt, and then to China, wasn't it,
and then the islands? Those really
are my suit cases that you were try
ing to run off with, and I'm due at
Wanda Isham's wedding at 2, please."
"Come on. We'll get a taxi. I've got
to talk to you. Where are your
"Lost, but I can tell them what is on
top.'' Still with the flush in her cheeks,
Anne told the man behind the counter
that if he would just raise the lid of
each a trifle, not too high, please, he
would find in one a pale pink crepe de
chine negligee gown, and lace boudoir
cap with pink satin rosebuds around it.
And beneath, a quilted Chinese manda
rin coat of white silk, with gold bees
and butterflies on it. And In the other
one a toilet set In Ivory and gold, mon
ogram "A. R. T." Was that enough?
Quite enough, they told her, smilingly,
and Bruce swung the suit cases over
to the waiting porter, with his own,
which he had discovered.
"Queer we even have suitcases that
look alike," Bruce exclaimed, tucking
her arm under his. "Lord, but it's
good to be with you again. Why did
n't you write to me?"
Anne's chin raised ever so slightly,
"Why should I? You had too many
ports In your world tour."
"Now, what do you mean by that.
Anne? Anne, dearest " He stopped
near the information booth and set
down the suitcases deliberately, Anne
watching the globe clock with tanta
lizing fixity. "Anne, If you don't to
at me I'll kiss you before everybody
and swear you Just got off the West
ern limited and are my wife. Didn't I
show you in every way a man could
down there in that golden land of en
chantment that I was crazy about
you? We are engaged "
"On probation," she put in, firmly.
"You didn't stand your probation well.
Yotf broke your word."
"How did I? You needn't watch
the clock, because I won't let you go
now. Go on. Finish it."
"All right. Have It if you want it."
She turned to him suddenly. "Wanda
told me you had been engaged to her
before she met Crosby Hay den, and
she threw you over. I I may be dif
ferent from other girls, but I don't
want " She stopped, flushing un
der his Indignant gaze.
"So that is it. And for an Idiotic
twirl of a few weeks up in the moun
tains two years ago, you'd smash all
our hopes of a lifetime. Where's your
"Why, up at White Plains," said
Anne In surprise. "I am staying on
for the spring with her, and then we
join uncle In London."
Bruce turned to the attendant In the
booth and asked a question. Then
he picked up the suitcases, sent the
porter away, and made for the taxi
Anne followed with a strange, fran
tic feeling that something was going
to happen, and she could not possibly
stop it; in fact she dion t know wheth
er she wanted to or not. And sudden
ly they came face to face with Tod
Davis, nervous, red faced, perspiring
freely, and worried looking. He al
most seized 'Annie in his arms.
"Why. there you are, Anne. I've
been all over this confounded place
seven hundred times, and through
the tunnels and runways until I feel
Ilka one of these western steers out in
the stockyards seeking a blind doom.
Hello. Bruce. Back again?"
"Just leaving," said Bruce, pleas
antly. "You'd better hurry' up to
Wanda's, and tell her so she'll have
time to get one of the other girls to
act as maid of honor. Anne's going;
"Oh, Bruce." Anne began, quickly,
but Bruce's hand closed over hers and
"But It's after one now," Tod
gasped. "You look as If you were
going to elope."
"We are, old man. we are.' smiled
back Bruce. "Going to be married
in Jersey In about half an hour, and
catch a limited that won't stop until
It hits the shoulder of the Rockies. I
was on my way out to Nevada when
I stumbled over Anne's suitcases, and
I thought they'd better go along."
"You must have come in on the up
per level." Tod said to Anne. "If I
hadn't missed you you'd have been
Anne raised her lashes laughingly.
"I'm rather glad you did. Tod."
(Copyrighted 1914 by the McClure
BY RUTH CAMERON.
A Hint for Married Folks.
A woman who had been married
but a year or two was bemoaning the
fact that she could not persuade her
husband to take her point of view on
a Certain topic.
She wanted him to accept an Invita
tion to spend a forthcoming holiday
with a party of frienda She was an
xious to accept not only on account
of her own pleasure, but because a
man whom it would be desirable in
a business way for her husband to
meet, was to be one of the party. Her
husband was unwilling to go because
ne man t line nig parties and because
he had planned a week-end fishing
trip ior tnat nouday.
The young wife was confiding her
auiicuity to an older woman who naa
been married for many veara
The older woman listened sympa-
tnencaiiy ana tnen sne inquired:
"When did the invitation come?"
The older woman smiled. "Did you
say much to your husband about it?"
"Say much?" echoed the younger
woman. Indignantly. "I should say I
aia. I taiKea of notning else tne whole
evening. It's perfectly absurd. He
has been wanting to meet that man
for months and he has no right to
throw away this chance and he knows
it. And yet the more I talked tne
more obstinate he became."
' The older woman smiled again. "It's
a way they have," she conceded. "My
dear," she added, "will you permit me
to give you a bit of advice a page
from my own book?
Now, the older woman is a thor
oughly successful wife. She manages
a very difficult man with a skill that
would make any animal tamer world
famous. Her home is a model of har
mony and peace, and yet these boons
are not bought at the price so many
women pay for them a slavish sub
So, naturally, the younger woman
was delighted to hear one of her se
crets. "My dear," she said, "I have found
that one thing a wife must learn to
do Is to drop the seed in a man s mind
and then let it alone.
"When I want to persuade my hus
band to do anything I don't try to do
all the persuading at one time. In
stead, I put my idea into his head (if
possible I make him suggest It him
self), say a few words about it and
then drop the subject. Later I take it
un again on some auspicious occasion
and say a few words more, always
takine care not to sav enough to make
him obstinate. Almost invariably he
comes around to my point of view and
does what I want him to sooner or
later. Sometimes the seed even bears
fruit without my saying another word.
"I wanted a larger dir.lng table
once. I told him so and he said It
wasn't at all necessary. I didn't say
much, but the table happened (lots
of things 'happen' when they should
if you have your wits about you) to
be rather crowded several times after
that, and when Christmas came he
gave me a beautiful new table.
"Yes, my dear, plant the seed
water and take care of it if necessary.
but don't try to do the whole thing
vnurself. Give it a fair chance to
, grow. That's one of my rules. Ybu
' can take it or leave as you think best."
The young wife thought best to
take it and found it of inestimable
The same privilege is accorded to
my reader friends.
TRAGEDY OF SUPERSTITION.
Devoted Wife Gives Life That Hus
band Might Complete Studies.
An extraordinary tragedy of supersti
tion Is reported from Burdwan, where a
man named Vahamidan murdered his wife
with her own consent in the course of a
Vahamidan had for some time been
Inraln, th nrincinles of Tantrlc worship
from a monk. To complete his studies he .
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cessf ul attempts to procure one, he pro
posed to his wife that she should aid him
in his secret studies by surrendering her
life. He assured her he would restore her
as soon as he had finished his worship.
At midnight the devoted wife accom
panied her husband to the cremation
ground, and there, with her consent, he
cut her In two and began his worship to
thi goddess Kail. His devotions con- ;
eluded. Vahamidan spent several hours i
trying to restore the woman to life.
He was found by the police, uttering
loud lamentations and beathuc his breast
in self-condemnation near the spot where
lay the manoled remains of his wife.
Calcutta cable to New York Sun.
From the Philadelphia Record.
No. Maude, dear; a lone widow Isn't al
The man who has no imagination seldom
falls In love.
Even the egotist may have the wool
pulled over his I s.
Many a man wastes his time telling oth
er people not to waste theirs.
The only time some people get busy Is
when they meddle with things that don't
He "A woman has no sense of humor."
She "I suppose that is why she so often
takes a man seriously."
Quantity doesn't always count. A little
charity to the living is worth a wagon
load of flowers to the dead.
You never can tell. The aise of the
family Bible doesn't always indicate the
amount of religion there is in the family.
Tommy "Pop. what are magnifying
glasses?" Tommy's Pop "Magnifying
glasses, my eon, are the things reform
ers wear in their search after vice."
Miss Giddlthlng "So you. don't believe
in early marriages?" Mr. Blunt "I do
not. A fool is often a grandfatuer before
a wlae man thinks of marrying."
"Experience is the best teacher," quoted
the Wise Guy. 'Tha.t'a right." assented
the Simple Mug. "A man never . realises
hiw little he knows until experience drums
It Into him."
Mr. Gnaggs "You women think too
much about clothe." Mrs. Gnacxs "I
don't agree with you. If Eve had had
more clothes to think about she wouldn't
have cared so much for apples." -
THE DREAMER'S DREAM.
Ten years ago and American work
men bore, the expenses of Industrial
accidents or divided their damages
with lawyers. It was a dreamer's
dream to hope that one day all these
accidents would be paid for without
lawyers, as accidents to machinery are
paid for. In thirty American states
the worklngmen's compensation law
Is in force. Here Is one sample law
and the way it works: Wisconsin s
workmen's compensation act of ltll
was held "the greatest piece of legis
lation yet put forth In the state." It
followed two years' legislative Investi
gation and was ne last oi many ten
tative drafts submitted to general
criticism. But It was improved oy
amendment last summer, and the
chairman of the state Industrial com
mission now reports it working better
than ever. The act is optional, but 88
per cent of the employers have accept
ed it, rather than take their chances
under the law. The estimate is that
6.636 cases were settled during It 13,
at an average of $62.8: each, or $417.-
374 as the total. Adding meaicai
charges, "we have $626,01 as the
probable cost of compensation for 88
per cent of the industrial accidents of
Wisconsin in one year." ' The amount
paid injured workmen is more than
three times what they received under
the old law. Yet cost to capital Is the
same, for through litigation "the in
jured workmen did not receive 26 per
cent of the sum paid by employees."
Old line insurance rates have been
twice reduced during the year. Em
TOO MUCH LAW.
The law, the law. What Is "the law"
anyway? Talk with an ultra socialist he
will tell you the law la something invented
by a bunch of grafters to make a rich
man richer and a poor man poorer. Of
course, any man with a bit of reason in
his system knows that the above is ab
surd. The only trouble with the law is
that there Is too blamed much of It. In
orde. to settle a two horse power proposi
tion you have to use six hundred horse
power of law. Where a gill of common
sense ought to be used In fixing a matter
the wiseacres will soak It with fifteen or
twenty hogsheads of law and red tape and
both sides get the worst of the deal. Law
ought to be plain common sense. At
present tne law, in many Instances, con
sists of fees, court costs and several bales
of red tape. Osborne Fanner.
From Other Pens
One of the stand-pat Republican
newspapers of St. Louis has material
ized the ghost of government owner
ship of railroads, telephones and tele
graphs, and is greatly disturbed.
It is not improbable that, some
time, the national government will
control all utilities having to do with
interstate commerce. It may be in
the next generation, possibly in this
For the present, the stand-patters
may dismiss their dread of govern
ment ownership, and the reason is
In 1912 the railroads, telegraph and
telephone companies paid in taxes
something like $110,000,000 the fig
ures are taken from statistics gath
ered by the United States govern
ment. With the Income tax law in
effect, these public service utilities
should pay not less than $125,000,000
a year In taxes.
Uncle Sam pays no taxes, and so,
under government ownership the in
dividual states would lose not less
than a hundred million dollars in
come. It is unlikely that the ghost
will become a reality until some
means are divised by which this huge
loss to the states can be offset St.
GREAT THINKERS INEFFICIENT.
Until now it has always been sup
posed that the reason great thinkers
are so often absent-minded was be
cause they are so engrossed with their
The real reason, however, seems to
be an entirely different one. Dr. Gus
tav Fisher of Jena invites attention to
the fact that the world's greatest
thinkers, with few exceptions, were
poor or indifferent pupils in their school
days. The reason for this Is that great
thinkers usually have poor memories.
It Is extremely difficult for them to
This difficulty is so pronounced that
mental arithmetic, aptitude at which
depends largely on ability to memorize
tne multiplication tables and the re
sults of various additions and subtrac
tions, is an art in which no great
astronomer has ever been proficient.
Conversely, prodigies at mental arith
metic are rarely able to do any inde
pendent thinking, even upon common
Upon the ability to memorize denenda
wnat science terms associative mem
ory. This Is the power to bring two
subjects quickly Into relation with
each other, making for all those qual
ities which are now usually summar
ised under the popular term "effi
ciency." Judged by these standards, the great
thinker Is woefully "inefficient." He
cannot remember isolated facts quick
ly, nor can he remember superficially
correlated facts very quickly. The joke
which the average man and woman will
understand very quickly the great
thinker will understand very slowly,
not because his attention is wander
ing but because it is laborious work
for him to let his associative memory
recall Just why the thing which is so
obviously funny to the average minded
is out of perspective, or out of proper
proportion, or incongruous. For, ac
cording to Bergson. laughter Is occa
sioned only by things which are not in
proper relation to each other. New
Humor of the Day
"Did you say I had no sense of hu
mor?" "Nothing of the sort. I said
you had no sense." "Oh. that's all
right then." Houston Post.
Blx "Does your wife ever go to the
club for you when you are out late''"
Dix--No. byt she goes for me when
I get home." Boston Transcript.
".How Your Emerson club coming
on?" "Fine. Mrs. Fritters took uptfE
afternoon showing us bow the Castles
ZvZ. He,tt--' "veUnl
"What did he call it?" J4ary"l'Sol
remember. I caught the disease, but
not the name." Judge. ' Dut
"A wife gets a third of her husband-,
property, doesn't she?" "No " "Wh- r
thought the law gave that to a mA-I
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