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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNALSATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 29, 1916
i5 Local News Events of the PasT: Week as Depicted by Bolmar MUX DAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY BATCKDAY a " A f ' " (on o I I f W.tadiw V,l,"(v . lOQi ' i J -W (fl7ofhonaKrid '. ' S V-'L " Ttrui, uou will nryahhsveN The great photoplay, the Birth ot a Nation, exhibited before Kansas Hoard of Film Censors. Birth of a Nation company forbid den by State Censors to show its photoplay in Kansas. President and Mrs. Wilson accept Governor Capper's invitation to lunch eon for Wednesday, February 2, 1916. Much sleet on the sidewalks makes the going entirely too easy for the average citizen. Topeka Industrial Council parades through cold and storm to State House and holds a rally. Large influx of Kansas politicians with axes to grind, preparatory to the Kansas Day banquet. The banquet of the Kansas Day club. Great day for aspiring politicians and budding orators. s GET OUT YOUR TACKLE IER FOR FISH POND Vaut Congress to Give Doni lha: Lake to Kunsas. TEGLE 810 Half of It Now Belongs State of Missouri. to ' Slants By "Zeke" " NOBODY IN CONTROL OF IT Tons of Fish Are Taken From It Without Hindrance. State Supervision Would Make It a Great Kesort. If congress will change the Kansas- Missouri boundary line ami iul u... nhaii lake entirely the One Kansas, this state may use tne ins ia propagation of tisn and suppui i mc Institution through a legislative ap propriation. That is the plan ot W. Tegmeter. state tish and game war don, who favors placing the big lake i.n.ior ntsitp control. Th lake is now divided by !ininfirv Kansas-Missouri line. half r.t the lake is in Kansas, while the other halt is in Missouri. Neither stat can now assume control or su pervision ot the water and lack of federal supervision is said to have re ciilted in the illvgal taking of tons of tish from the bis pond. Now Teg melr wanta Kansas to take over the lnke and mak it a natural fishing re sort and an institution for the propa gation of fish. The lake would be under the supervision of the state lish ar.d same warden. Plans outlined by the Kansas war di n this week would make the lake one of the greatest fishing resorts in the central west. lie declares that the vater is now stocked with tons of bass and crappie and under care ful supervision would furnish a natural ramping ground and fishing resort for humlrvda or sportsmen. The lake, which was i'oi merly the bed of the ilisFouri river, is fifteen miles long and about three miles wide. During heavy Hood stages in the Missouri valley, the Missouri river Fometimes overflows into the lake. It Needs Supervision. "Hither Kansas or Missouri or the federal government should supervise the lake," said T-egmeier. "ft is a nat ural fishing resort, but law viola tions in the last few years have re sulted in the illegal taking of many tons of bass and crappie from the wa ters. The lake should furnish the best of sport for hundreds of people, but must have supervision." The Kaunas fish and game warden would re-stock the lake with fish from the state hatcheries at Pratt. In a couple of years, he believes, the sup ply would be sufficient to meet all ordinary fishing demands. Where fish lariier than produced at the Pratt hatchery are desired for delivery to Kansas ponds and streams, they might hi- taken from Doniphan lake, under the Tesmeter plan. "It is a wonderful opportunity to make Kr.nsas a great fishing resort," said Tegmeier. "Before definite ac tion can be taken, the legislature must act and congress must also take a hand. A measure looking to the de sired change will be submitted to con gress probably during the present session. " Should Kansas take over the big lake as a part of its property, an ap propriation would doubtless be re quired for the upkeep and patrol of the lake ns well as for supplying it with fish from th state hHtcheries. loniphan lake is the largest natural lake in the state. Our opinion is that the young lady who deliberately Jumped from the sixteenth floor of a Chicago office building and fractured her skull got about what was coming to her. Outside of the fact that it is pa triotic to try to get to see the presi dent, we will make, no strenuous at tempt to witness the ground hog day parade, but we certainly are going to see Mrs. Wilson or get mangled in the effort. If the pianist takes the front off the piano before tire show starts it is a pretty sale bet that the singing will need the added assistance. The fact that the admission is placed at J2.00 a throw wiM keep the great majority of people from tearing the movie censors to bits over "The Birth of a Nation." Probably all the two dollar people saw it at the private performance, anyway. The Cubans can spend $25,000 en tertaining Teddy if they want to, but they will be mighty wise if they start out by buying him a round trip ticket. Dr. Mary Walker, fearing immedi ate war with Japan, recommends that congress send a delegation or tirty MEDIUM IS BEST ! Don't Be Blond or Brunette, Says Woman Scientist. ! "Fifty-on-the-Scaler" Has a Bonquet Coming. MIXED TYPE ON A PEDESTAL Blonds Are Explosive and In clined to Crime. Brunette's Lazy; Kill You When Your Back's Turned. New York, Jan. 29. If you can prove that you are "fifty-on-the-scaler" give three rousing cheers, buy a big bouquet, go to your mirror, bow and present the bouquet to yourself, be cause the chances are that you are one of those superladies and supergents. All this on the authority of Dr. Katherine M. H. Blackford, character scientist, who lectured here on "How to Size Up Men." But the "sizing" goes for women, too. Are you very blond hair golden, eyes blue, tall, lithe of limb, fair of skin? You are? Well, then sit DOWN! Are you brunette sloe-eyed, raven haired, olive-skinned movement? Well, then, YOU sit DOWN, too! But did Nature work over you with an egg beater, as it were? Do blond women to that country to confer with , and brunette mix happily in you? women there. This item Is interesting Have you eyes of blue and hair of only from the fact that Dr. Mary is j brown, cheeks of red and dark skin, the only woman in the United States, ! tall body, but graceful curves? Are Br. Katherjne Blackford. "fifty-on-thc-scaler" on a pedestal of perfection high as Eiffel. To tllustrate what she meant she trotted out several dummies. Blonds Are Crooked. She said that blonds, while they languorous of were quickest, loved life, were always been shown as the villains and villain esses in picture and story, and when it came to committing murder, it would be a blond who'd crack your skull with a bludgeon, but the "dark man" that would sit down and scheme your finish by poison. Blonds were wild-blooded, vigorous and rangy; brunettes medium height to squat and it took them a long time to get their engines working. So the male brunette dummy De gan to blush fiercely. It so happened that he had the shoulders of a Jess Willard and was about 6 feet S Inches tall. And behind the reporter sat a blond English couple. The girl said to her escort: "Do you think It is really scientific, Henry?" And Henry, the blond, wild-blooded, volatile creature of passionate im pulse, drawled: "Oh, yes, rawther, my dear." IS HEARING HOME Topeka's Advertising Pedes trian Is on Kansas Soil. IN THE THIRD YEAR Baby Should Be Fed Four Times a Bay. Preparing Infants' Food Is an Important Consideration. TEACH HIM CAREFUL EATING Don't Give Infant Anything to Drink W hile Eating. Excess of Sweets Destroys Ap petite for Plain Foods. ALL MISSED IT Unpublished Incident of Taft's Visit to Kansas. TOPEKAN'S TALE J Newspaper Men Were Too Busy With Other Matters. SOUGHT PARDON FOR SON Woman Knelt in Front of President's Speeding Auto. She Held in Her Hand a Peti tion for Clemency. Has Walked to the Pacific Coast and Back. who, by special act of congress, is permitted to wear men's clothes. Know anybody who wants to trade j five or six good union suits, winter weight, for a second hand electric fan and three or four suits of B. V. D.'s? This week adds two more names to the roll of the "Come Back" clurj Doc Cook and W. R. Stubbs. The search for the old fashioned man continues: Where is the one who used to keep a pile of handy size stones at his bedside for protection against prowling cats and dogs? There is one form of civic activ ity which is common to all towns. We refer to the practice of lauding the achievements of a former citizen. Since the writer of this column has been placed in charge of tire city gar bage plant a great many friends ana acquaintances have offered their ad vice and best wishes. Oood wishes are fine things, but it our well wish ers really want to help, the best way to do It is to drain the garbage and then wrap it in paper before placing in the can. . j Except that it is unauthentic, im moral, vicious, prejudicial racially and sectionally, obscene and indecent, there seems to be little criticism of the ' Birth of a Nation" film. The censor says "It will not do." The G. A. R. condemns it, too. The leading business man says "No" The ladies pan it some also. But what, care we; we couldn't go. With tickets at two bones a throw. That much of it, we surely trow. Is quite immoral, anyhow. The paragraph at the head of thto column was written on Tuesday, since when the young lady has regained consciousness and stated that she fell from the window. WTe apologize and at the same time thank her for fur nishing material for two paragraphs instead of one. Military terms defined: (1) "Pre paring for inspection" The day be fore the bridge club meets at our house. (2) -Mes" What it looks like after it is over. you neither so blond that summer suns peel your shoulders nor so swarthy that the same old sun makes you look like a relative once removed of the king or somaliland ; Well, if so, none can blame you for being very proud of yourself. For a full blond figures, according to Dr. Blackford, as being "one hundred on the scale." And a brunette is no bet ter, though what's good in dark is not in light, and what's good in light, understand, is not good in dark. But a "fifty-on-the-scaler" is a happy medium. It seemed, from what the scientific lady said, man or wo man so endowed is the best ever. If they inherited the bad qualities from the others she didn't mention her be lief to that effect. No, she left the world conquerors and rulers of men (now, here, Caesar. Hannibal, Napol eon, you beat it right back to your sarcophagi and be still!) were most active creatures and tallest, , and all regular cut-ups and rip-arounds; they were also inconstant, fickle of heart, lacked deliberation, .were get-rich-quick persons and most given to crimes of passion and impulse and generally as explosive as bombs. Aha! That for the blonds! Right away then she walked to the other end of the row of dummies, where sat two markedly brunettes man and girl dummies, and smack in their teeth she bared the souls of brunettes to the world. Brunettes Are Villains. Dark folks, said she, were deliber ate, more thoughtful, more given to the occult, ingrown speculation, were slower to passion, figured conse quences, were more constant. BUT squirm, you brunettes! they were given to allowing the blond races to rule, they hadn't creative minds, they were languorous, they had already Fltzpatrick F. Fitzgerald, Topeka's advertising; pedestrian, is doing well and coming back to Topeka from the coast as fast as his legs will carry him, according to word received from Fitzpatrick F. today by J. Will Kelley, secretary of the Commercial club. Fitzpatrick F. was in Ada. Kan. the first of the week and arrived in Super ior, Neb., today. From Superior he goes to Belleville, from Belleville to McFarland and then he makes a bee line for home. Fitzpatrick F. left Topeka about a year ago for the coast. He took con tracts to carry advertisements on his back and in nis vause lor aistnou tion along the route to 'Frisco and other Pacific coast cities. Upon the young man's return Mr. Kelley intends to have him speak to his fellow citi zens. Following is the letter written to Mr. Kelley by the Topeka pedestrian: "I am on my return trip back to Topeka. I have visited twenty-nine states, been entertained by 2,800 com mercial bodies, covered according to register 7,541 miles and walked every step. I have photos of all places I visited and names of every Commer cial club secretary together with af fidavits showing that I walked. I have some good reading matter for your club. Give my regards to all my friends and foes." BUSY SUMMER AHEAD There Will lit- Muth l'ublio Work Done in Toiirka. "There is fcoiiiE? to lie a lot of work in Topeka this summer," said Com missioner W. (!. Tandy this morning after a paving contractor left his of fice. "With all the paving, the Kast Side sewer and perhaps a couple of bridges the city will be furnishing a good deal of work." The paving to be done. this summer in Topeka will cost In the neighbor hood of $165,000. The work on the Kast Side sewer will run pretty well through th3 summer and after that HE IS WORTH $200 The Government Offers That Much for the l.oialioil of Kicker. DOT PICTURE PUZZLE BY BOLMAR Jim tJLjNr w ?7 2 37 24' 23 I6 .15 It will be worth $200 to anybody who will furnish information leading to the arrest of Charles O. Kicker, the Yates Center National banker, who was convicted of embezzlement. Circulars to that effect are being dis tributed today from the office of O. T. . Wood, I nited States marshal. Notwithstanding the circular there is an impression that Ricker's where abouts are known but that federal authorities are unable to reach him because of international comolications. .i .1 ..-ill mtiiuiilcrultl n'.irlf i Ifinlfr u-ue onni-iluH Linttno. , K incident to connecting the houses up i Yates Center National bank more than j upon which work has been started ' in his automobile and it was found and which are still to complete. Then : outside of town the next day. So far there may be a couple more bridges as the public knows no trace of tho erected during the summer. 1 missing banker has been found since. 9 ea 77 22 17 I8 Zl 3 I9 20 - .29 58 54 S3' .41 43. 30 '31 51 So 44 t . 4T-4 . 49 38 .35 37 At noon time in a grassy dale Beneath a tree she ruminates, At eventide behind the bars The milkmaid's call she patient waits. Her flesh the warrior's staff of life. Of tender babes she is the friend. And oft untimely gives her life To furnish soles for maids and men. Complete the picture by joining t he dots. Begin at No. 1 and take them numerically. (Second of a series written for the State Journal by the Children's Bu reau, United States Department of Labor.) When the baby reaches the third year he should be fed four times a day at regular intervals, having the heav iest meal in the middle of the day. It is of the utmost importance to teach him to chew his food carefully and then to take plenty of time at his meals. But since his tiny teeth can only partly masticate his food, this should be properly prepared for him. Meat should be cut into small pieces. vegetables either mashed or put through the colander, and all the cores, skins and seeds1 should be re moved from fruits. He should not be allowed to drink while eating solid food, lest hs fall into the habit of washing down his food before it is thoroughly chewed, as do so many of his elders. Things Good for Children. The following foods are recom mended for children from two to three years, and a daily program is suggested for the convenience of the mothers: 7: SO a. m.: Cereal Well-cooked oat, wheat or corn preparation, with thin cream or milk and very little su gar. Cereals should be cooked three hours in a double boiler.and flavored with a little salt when being cooked. Glass of whole milk, warmed in the cool months of the year. Egg, soft boiled, poached or cod dled. Toast, or dry bread and butter. 10 a. m.: Fruit Use one orange and strain the juice, or a baked apple, and two graham crackers; or warm milk, one glass, with dry bread or toast. 2 p. m.: Vegetable soup one tea- cupful, or meat broths with rice or arrowroot. Meat Beef, mutton or chicken, broiled, roasted or boiled, or fish, cut into small pieces, flavored with a lit tle salt. Use no pepper, sauces or condiments. Potato Baked, mashed, with a lit tle salt, butter and milk, or salt and cream; or boiled rice or spaghetti, both thoroughly cooked, with butter or cream. Green vegetables Either carrots, asparagus, string beans, peas, spinach, young beets, or squash, each cooked until very soft, with a little salt in the water, strained through a colander or mashed. Dessert Apple tapioca pudding, or baked apple, or apple sauce or stewed prunes, or plain custard, or junket. Drink Water. No milk at this meal. Stale bread, with butter. 6:00 p. m.: Bread and milk; or cer eal, farina, arrowroot, or wheat, or milk; or milk toast; or dry toast or bread with glass of milk. Raw fruit juice and milk should not be given at the same meal. A Few Don'ts, Do not give a child of this age any of the following foods: Pork in any form, or salted meats or salted fish; cabbage, onions, celery, radishes, let tuce, cucumbers or raw tomatoes; hot breads, or griddle cakes; rweet cakes, pastry, syrups, or jellies; nuts or candies; bananas, nor any green or overripe fruit; tea, coffee, wine, beer, cider or soda water. Mothers are apt to err chiefly in the matter of sweets in feeding children. An excess of sweet food, not only upsets the young stomach but destroys partially the ap petite for plain food. Children should be taught to eat simple, well-cooked food, but should not be forced to eat when they have no appetite. If a child shows a dis inclination to eat some special food, which he ought to have, this should be given first at the meal, even if only a small quantity is eaten. Do not fall into the error of scolding the child at meal times, which should be one of the pleasantest hours of the day, full of fun and Joy. A little judicious coaxing will usually result in the child's taking- the right food in suffi cient quantity. Methods of preparing meats, vege tables and soups for young children are given in infant care, a little book. which is sent free to all who ask for it, addressing the request to the chief of the children's Dureau, nitea States department of labor. Washing tor., D. C. HARD THE GOOD Trials and Temptations of Hotel 31 en in Kansas. Offered Big Money to Wink at Violation of Law. WANTED TO BUN A POKER GAME One 3Ian Offers $600 a Week for Privilege. How a convict's mother threw her self in front of ex-President Taft's automobile in Leavenworth in 1911 in an endeavor to gain clemency for her son, is an unpublished story told by J. N. Dolley, former chairman of the Republican state central committee. And the woman was successful. Her son obtained a pardon from the presi dent several weeks later. "Following a speech delivered on Haymarket Square, in Leavenworth. we drove out the government road to Fort Leavenworth." said Mr. Dolley. "The president, two secret service men and myself were in the leading auto mobile and we were going at a fast clip. "Suddenly a woman dressed in black with a veil over her face ran into the road several yards in front of us, kneeled and raised her hands as if in prayer. - I noticed then that she held a big envelope in one hand. " 'Look out, cried the president, as he sprang to his feet. We were all startled. The chauffeur drew the ear- to a stop not five feet from the kneel ing woman, and the two secret service men Jumped to the ground and car ried her aside none too gently. " 'Don't arrest her,' admonished the president. 'Find out what she wants.' "The woman refused to talk but presented the envelope to the secret service men. That evening in the president's private car we opened the envelope. It contained a plea for a pardon for her son in the federal prison and contained a petition, ask ing clemency, signed by hundreds in his home county in Illinois. " 'Take a note of that,' the president told his secretary, 'and we'll see what we can do about it.' "I have learned that the young man obtained a pardon. Newspapermen were busy in Leavenworth writing their stories at the time and not a word of it has ever been published." U. S. PAYS $600 A LIFE Sum Received by Families of K-2 Vic tims "Disgracefully Small." Guests Frequently Attempt o Corrupt the Bell Hop. Washington, Jan. 29. Families of the men killed and injured by the recent explosion aboard the subma rine E-2 at New York will receive $600 in each case under the compen sation act, the house Judiciary com mittee was informed today by Miss Eva Ward of the American associa tion for labor legislation. The sums were dsignated as "pitifully and dis gracefully small," by Charles P. Neill, former labor commissioner. All the injured. Miss Ward said, were young men with families of small children and all will be permanently disfig ured. Miss Ward and other speakers, in cluding Dr. John B. Andrews, secre tary of the association, and Dr. Royal Meeker, commissioner of labor statis tics, addressed the committee at a hearing on the Kern-McGillicudy bill, favorably reported at the last session of congress. The bill provides for lib eral increases. Being a good hotel keeper morally. Is a mighty hard job even in Kansas, according to H. G. Humphreys of the . National hotel. Yet, while gold glit ters temptingly at times, as Induce-' ment for a digression from rigid rules -and regulations set forth by an exact ing legislature from the short grass, compliance with the same has proven a paying proposition in the long run. Turning down a 600 a week pro position for permission to operate poker room during a big convention isn't a bit easy. Neither is it pleasant, nor profitable, on the surface, for a To peka hotel keeper to note and put a quietus on successful attempts of guests to corrupt a bell hop into bring ing wine and women into a hostelry. Nor to put a firm foot on the dice box and cigarette proposition. Yet it paya Guest Took Flowers. Here's an example. The other day a guest entered the dining room of the National hotel and was seen marching out in the lobby with a bouquet of flowers under his arms. Now the management digs down Into its pock ets every day and extracts a number of dollars for floral decoration in ths dining hall. Mr. Humphreys ap proached the guest diplomatically. "Did the waiter give you those T" he asked. "It he did we want to know it as it is against the rules." "No," replied the guest. "I just took them. They were there why shouldnt I take them ?" So's the Cash Register. ' ' " " "Well," replied the irate proprietor, "the silverware is there, over behind the desk is the cash register and up stairs are the carpets and furniture. If you're working on the theory 4hat everything 'there' belongs to - th guests, why didn't you take It all? - - "Now if we were winking at a poker game, selling of cigarettes and other things prohibited by law he could have come right back at us," said Mr. Humphreys. "It is well to have a clear conscience in keeping; a hotel la Kansas." But $600 a week offers for a poksr game, with a good bond to cover all costs of prosecution added, doesn't grow on trees. So it keeps a hotel man ' reading his Bible, and also the penal ties attacnea lor Dreaking the law, to keep up enough moral courage to re sist temptations. JAILS EVER AWAIT HIM It Is Just One Prison After Another for George Roberts. THE REPORTER Oeorge Roberts, a federal prlnonar. will have the champion hard luck tal to tell when the government finally getn through with him. Roberts has a lot of a Manes but "Roberts' la as good as any of them. Fifteen month ago Roberts completed a term in th federal penitentiary at Leavenworth for a postoffice robbery. He thought he was through with his troubles, but when he stepped from the prison, of ficers from the United States mar shal's office were on hand to rearrest him. He was taken to Iowa to serve I a term for a postornce roobery in that state. Today his term expires but instead of becoming a free man he will he arrested again and taken to Illinois to serve another term. He has a long list of robberies charged up against him. DISGRACE GERMAN FLAG A reporter is a curious combination of legs and nerves. Where his legs won't take him his nerve will, and where his nerve will not take him, his city editor will often desire him to go. He is filled with hope and despair, even as a balloon is often filled with gas and small holes. Like a balloon he is often up In the air, but generally lands all whole on solid earth. Like charity he suffers long and his wisdom and cunning and skill are as the artillery officer. His English is a gripping flavor of high brow and slang. He voice, when questioning the husband of an eloped wife may be as the sympathetic coo of the gentle Swis8 students Tear Down KaiHer'als. uovts ur ia iiuraii, alum ana mm w t the bark of a German father. He will talk to a convict in the early morning hours in a cell, and chin with a prima donna in her luxurious apart ments at a late hour at night. He is self confident to outsiders, but prop erly modest among bis co-terns. signia -Nation Apologis Berlin (via wireless to Sayville), Jan. 29. The Swiss government today formally apologized to Germany for the action of Swiss students and other nersons in tearing down the German He disbelieveth all things except : flaac from the consulate at Lausanne. j scoop; he has charity for all and cynt- manded a further investigation of ths 'Cism ror the same. His name is ?e-act and has demanded that the flaf gion and his race shall endure for- be hoisted again and protected by the. lever. R.M.C. I Swiss authorities.