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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 20,' 1920
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TOl'KKA STATE JOtUNAL 1KFOKMA TIO.V I'.l'HEAU. t, Frederick J. Haakin. Director. Washing ton. I. t The switchmen's strike, like almost every other extensive strike In the past year, has resulted in heavy losses to employers and the public and no gain to Lite strikers. The coal miners alone, of all those workers who have gone out in large numbers, have anything to show for their attempt at tying up the country's industry. The advance in wages that they obtained probably could , have been obtained in other ways less expensive to. them, to their employers and. to the country. But if the lessons learned by labor, by em ployers and by the public, in the past year.-shall result in the elimination of the strike as a, means of adjusting dif ' foresees between employer and em ploje, perhaps -the price is not too grer.t. If the country once could feel safe from industrial dlsturbsnees, it might soon "reach a state in which there would be no occasion for such disturbances. The feocral reserve banks are tak ing steps to limit the borrowing of money by individuals and corporations. Jf some way could be found to get the . government out of the loan market, it might Improve the financial situation. The war has been over nearly a year and a .half and it is time that Uncle Sam began to live within hisv income. Must the business of the country bo hobbled in order to re,taln an army of useless government employes on their Jobs? . ' Notwithstanding reports of scarcity at record high prices of all kind of building materials, of new and ever increasing demands for advances in wages and of high money rates causing cancellations of contemplated bund ing, some estimates of these cancella tions, says Bradstreet's, aggregating the sum of one billion dollars, the fil ing of new plans for building- goes on rapidly at moat American cities. Re ports from 14 cities of the United States show 10.601 permits Issued in March providing for the construction of 1139,14,113 worth of new building or of alterations. These figures mark an increase of 17. B per cent in permits and of leo per cent in value as com pared with March a year ago at the same cities. i A general sinking of commodity prices has become a will of the wisp for this country. One or two circum- stances favorable to recession may ap pear but they are quickly, offset by counter elements and the student of index tables, says a Guaranty Trust company bulletin, joins the manufae tiirer, the builder, and the merchant t lit acknowledging uncertainty as to whstf the -Immediate future holds. "While the federal reserve board, with reports from all sections of the coun try Jin hand, declares that the post-war era of "extravagance and reckless baying" by the public is Hearing its end, producers And wholesalers are still pressed to till order of all sorts. The railroad strike will certainly have the effect of keeping prices up because ot the closing of many plants on.ac-Jtn count of fuel and raw material short age caused by lack oj transportation. There seems to be difficulty in in ducing men with capital to build dwell ings and apartment houses, but none at all in obtaining funds for housing stneks of automobiles. What is need ed, apparently, is a car in which a famlly--can live. Representative Magee of New Tork has introduced a resolution in congress demanding an investigation of the causes for depreciation in the market value of liberty bonds. The investiga tion would be made by a special com mutes of seven members. Jt is un derstood that the object of ths Inquiry will be to discover what influence re cent policies of the federal reserve board have had. in depressing bond values, and whether or not these pol icies are ifl effect a repudiation of def inite promises made by the govern- ment when the bond issues were float ed. The committee probably will find that one of the chief reasons for thei deprecjated price of liberty bonds is that Industrial concerns are offering for sale bonds bearing -h. much higher rate of interest than that carried by the government's paper. Persons of fering liberty bonds for sale, there fore, must, compete with these more profitable securities. Safety seems to receive little consideration. Ol'R CHEAP DOLI.AU. About the time the armistice was signed we complained about the low purchasing power of the dollar, which was then estimated at approximately SO cents. Basing calculations on Brad street's index number, the (figures of the federal bureau of labor statistics and the reports of the Federal Reserve bank of New Tork and approximating their conclusions, the people of the United States today find themselves with a dollar worth about 35 cents compared with the dollar of 1913. I For this condition almost everybody is seeking both the cause and the remedy. Many blame the profiteers and let it go at that It is possible that much of the fault lies with the people themselves. They have been extravagant and unproductive. They have received wages which they did not earn and they have spent their in come sometimes their capital in a market which did not have what they wished to buy. The government na'tional, state and municipal has set an example of extravagance without parallel in world history. The 'people generally, with Ithe spectacle of this debauch before their eyes, have followed with no pale Imitation, aided as they have been by the receipt of wages undreamed-of a few years ago. The remedy is increased production and decreased extravagance . in con sumption. The government must save, the peo ple must save and everybody must get down to work. A further reduction in working hours either in factory', mine or transportation will mean additional hardships for the people at large. MHigher wages will be merely an ag gravation, for the world needs goods Instead of inflated money with which to buy them. "The explanation of the 35 cent dol lar," says the Wollman Review, "is perfectly simple. We have a tremen dously Increased .per capita circula tion o? money and expansion of cred it. We have a greatly lessened per capita production of the things which money and credit buy. We have been making matters worse by spending our increased income in a market relative ly less able to meet this growing de mand." Little is heard about the League of Nations these days, or plans to make it an issue in the campaign. It is doubt ful that the public can be induced to take further interest in the league. The timefor entry of the United States into the covenant has passed as far as regards doing any good. This is evi denced by current events in Europe. PALMER SEES RED. It has been characteristic of Attor ney Gefieral Palmer ever since he en tered the cabinet, to cry "bolsheVism" and "I. W. W." on the occasion of an disturbance in the ranks of labor. The switchmen's strike has been no exception. Now we have the word of th brotherhood heads, who are in a position to know, that Mr. Palmer's conclusions have no foundation In fact. The department of justice has been "seeing red" so long, says the Detroit News, that its eyes appear to be out of focus for perfectly natural and logi cal industrial conditions. "The government will not shirk Its responsibility!" said Mr. Palmer. This again will be recognized as character istic of, Mr. Talmer and of the entire administration at Washington. For nearly a year now the government, thru one official or another, has been announcing that Its striking achieve ment in behalf of labor 'was imme diately Imminent. All last summer the president and Mr. Palmer and Mr. Hines of the railroad administration at Intervals issued statements of im pending improvements which would make higher wages demanded -by the railroad employes unnecessary. President Wilson, particularly, pinned his faith upon a labor adjust ment board, and when the Esch-Cum-mtns bill appeared he uBed it as a rea son for deferring-decislon upon rail road wage demands. "The billhas now become a law," he announced just after signing it, "and. the way is now open for immediate action on the wage matters. I am sure that every agency which will be Involved in the creation of the labor board and in the conduct of negotiations fully appreciates that demands are entitled to the earliest possible consideration.' That was on February-28. On April 13, in the face of an emergency- brought about by the government's procrastination, the president an nounced his appointments for this la bor board. . Mr. Palmer may be right that the government will not "shirk its respon sibllity." But the conclusion is hard to escape that much of the present hardship, loss and distress might have vl-een escaped if the fnveftinwnt had been more prompt in meeting its re sponsibility and perforn-.tcs its obvi ous duties. It remained for Senator John Sharp Williams to draw a parallel between ! this country and Rome in the time ot Caesar. Ie has charged his Republi can colleagues, with conspiring to en compass the death of President Wil son. Can any one imagine Henry- Cabot Lodge irKthe rclte of Brutus? TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL Information Bureau FREDERIC J. HASKIX, Director, i, Washington, D. C. , -1 - ABOUT YOUR WATCH. J Washington, D. C, April 17. A watch is the most delicate bit of, ap paratus with which the average per son is on familiar terms. Some of its screws are so tiny that it is said a th;mble would hold WO.OOO of their!.' Its springs and pivots are so fragile that If the watch falls only to the end of its chain they may be injured Yet most of us are no more careful of the nsltive temperament and complex mechanism of our timepieces than we are of a jack-knife, purse, or anything else that goes In our pockets.. We areJnclined to smile pityingly at the poor old. Mad Hatter in "Alice in Wonderland when his watch refuses to go after a liberal dose of -butter. "It was the best butter." he remarks sadly. This broad exaggeration' seems altogether humorous, but at the same time our own watches may be as glar ing examples of unsuitable treatment. We are told., not to drop a baby on its head, but there is no part of a watch's anatomy on which it can fall with safely. If you can count the number of jars and knocks your time keeper has stood, you know one good reason why you have to reset the hands so often. Handle With Care. Then, a good watch doesn't take kindly to being used as a combination tooth cutter and rattle by the baby. It isn't keen on playing tennis, and it is apt to get sulky and keep 'bad time if you go swimming with it on your wrist. Every three years it needs to be cleaned up and given an oil rub by a capable repairer .not by an ama teur with a pin. Trr various indig nities it will submit for a time, ac cording to its workmanship, liut eventually it willv strike figuratively, of course and you may wonder why the trusty timepiece has suddenly gone back on you. The decree nf car vone iv, tv serves depends on Its value as a time keeper, if you merely like- to know about what time it is, say -within an nour, your watch win stand a certain degree of rough handling, and con tinue to tell you the approximate time. tjniortunately, however, nobody can tell you just how much you can knock it about before it will succumb. If you really wan your .watch to keep correct time, it will pay vou to see that your treatment of it follows tne rules set down by the time section of the bureau of standards. The first and most important of these is regu larity. You should wind it at definite times, preferably in the morning tho if night is more convenient, it will do almost as well. Winding in the morn ing is advocated on the ground that the spring can better stand the changes and jolts of daytime use when it is recently wound, but whatever system you choose, stick to it. The habit of absently giving, the stem a few twirls whenever you look at the time is bad. i Along the same line of keeping your watch on a schedule is the effect of varying positions. The worst place to wear a watch, if it is worn for practi cal purposes, is on a swinging chain, where it will bounce about and bans against the furniture. On the wrist is as good a place as any for a woman's watch, the Bureau of Standards says. A man will get the best results, by carrying his timepiece in his pocket, in a chamois case to prevent.it from turning over. - Likes Regular Habits. "Theoretically, the best place for a watch is horisontal." says Mr. Beal, time expert of the Bureau of Stand ards, "but no one can carry his watch that way in the daytime. The impor tant thing is ,to keep the treatment uniform so many hours in a pocket each day and so many-hours flat each night. If the treatment is systematic and the watch will run uniformly, then by regulation you can bring it to a small rate of daily change,, and it will stay content. "A watch will run off several minutes in a few days for two rea sons," he .. TJOntinued. "First, if it possesses a large difference of rate in different positions, and second,, if it is not kept the same number of hours each day in its customary posi tions, the error will accumulate. "A good watch will have about ten or twelve seconds variation between the slowest and fastest rate in any position dial, dial down, or any verti cal position except with the steTn down. Quite frequently were asked to test watches for which the positron error is considerably above one hun dred seconds a day." The bureau of standards says that few people buy a watch intelligently. Americans are obsessed with the idea that accuracy and the number of Jewels are the same thing. As a mat ter of fact, Mr. Beal points out, the quality of a timepiece depends on the amount of special work put on it, and not entirely on the number of iiaA"'"llK"mm t.w.i i h ,!.,. her husband s affection and wrecked . ....... m., - ... . the shafts' of the wheels, precious stones being used for this purpose be cause of their extreme' hardness. In some watches only the most important bearings are jewels, but higher-priced models are usually full Jeweled that is. all e the bearings are tiny garnets, rubies, sapphires, or diamonds. What or the Jewels? This part of the mechanism is im portant, but no more so than some other -parts. "A. -well made Seventeen Jewel watch can keep better time than a twenty-three jewel one," Mr. Beal says, "but most of the twenty-three Jew;l watches made in the United States receive more attention by the manufacturer than seventeen jewel watches. In fact, "the only watches that receive the attention necessary to make them really accurate time- L pieces are tne large-sizea watcnes usually sold as railroad watches. - "The accuracy of whicU a watch is capable depends to a large extent on the assembling of the parts. The bal ance wheel must be carefully poised, for example, and the hairspring-accurately shaped to 'a certain ideal. It it difficult to make a small watch so cafefullyv but it can be done, and a small-sized man's watch that will keep good time can be bought." The business man, railroad employe, or any one, else who wants a timepiece that he canrely on. is advised to In quire inrrr' the accuracy of the watch he is buying, as -to ts difference ot rate in various positions and tempera tures. Th Bureau of Standards sug gests that the purchaser of an exnen-. Isive watch ask the salesman if it has passed the government test and ob tained a certificate, as many manufac turers and dealers send their best watches to the Bureau to be tested, and sell them with their certificates. Government Time Tests. , The tests mentioned are conducted by t.he Time Section fit the Bureau, beeimiinff c&ch week- Any ne -cn anH a tar-atil Ka -raclafl Wis nnlacx the watch ordinarily keeps good time,- it would have small chance of obtain- ! ing a certificate. The test lasts nine- r A cat i rt a t-si ssnrl fit tha trA nf thai tints rS" wins a certificate or n6S The Time Section asks us to empnasise tne lact mat it noes not ciemi. oil, or repair over it! What s the use of trying to watches, but simply gives them a sejcun, me?' test for accuracy-' The fee for mak-J corinne Benton turned her young ing the test Is 1.60. face to the wall and indulged in an- To pass the temperature test a watch Is placed in a glass-walleTl com partment in which constant tempera ture is maintained, and is allowed to run for two days each -sit 10, 72 y and 95 degrees Fahrenheit To- make the readings, a special instrument, called a chronograph, is usedT by which the time can be read within a tenth of a second. rf - To pass the government test, the slowest rate of the watch at any posi tion must not differ from the fastest rate in any position by more than 12 seconds; the rate in dial-down posi tion must not differ from the rate in dial-up position by more than five seconds; the slowest rate at any tem perature must not differ from the fastest rate at any other temperature by more than eight, seconds, and the rate at the end of the test must not differ from the -rate of the beginning by more tha' four seconds. - . The important thing is that tbe watch ruh uniformly, as a 'uniform rate of error can be eliminated by proper regulation. To avoid giving a certificate to a watch, that gains or loses too much, the bureau uses an other criterion which specifies that the rate in pendant-up position (held vertical) must not exceed seven, sec onds. . I The owner of a watch Uiat holds its own against all these complications is certainly justified in maintaining that he carries the correct time. Dorothy Dix Talks . BT DOROTHY DTX . Werls's Hlskest Paid Wasaaav Writer. But the Blame Where It Belongs X. Always somebody else is to blame. Never he, himself; and his case is hopeless for there can be no reforma tion for a man who does not admit that his sin is his own, and try to overcome it. "-. - And there are the ne'er-do-wells who stick like cockle burrs on the skirs of every family, and are Just as irritating. They are strong, able bodied men. They have plenty of in telligence. There is no reason on earth why they shouldn't support themselves and their families instead of the bal ance of us having to do it. We are forever getting the ne'er-do-well a job, because he always protests that he is anxious for something -to do, but before we can draw a long breath of relief, he is back on our' hands again'. He has lost his position. No fault oft his. ever.' He found out that the work Injured his eyes or back. Or else the job was in an unhealthy place. Or the superintendent singled him out for persecution. Or his. con science wouldn't allow him to do something he -was asked to do. Or his wife's mother fell sick and he had to stop and nurse her.. He always has a perfectly good cause for quitting work, and if you start him in a business of his own it ends equally in disaster. It's- toe taiwy or too dry', or a hot summer or a cold Nwmter, or the trusts crush him, or there's a cyclone, or a blizzard, or something that otfier people survive but that carries him under. But he is never to blame. Oil. dear, no! Sick ness, the Jealousy of superiors, the capitalistic class, the elements did it. Everything in nature is to blamti but himself. And he is hopeless. He never faces the truth that the reason he couldn't getalrtng with the superintendent was because he was lazy and slack. That the reason he is always the, one Who is first when a working force is cut down is because he is an indifferent worker, that the reason 4ie can never get along in any business is because he lacks prudence and foresight, pr?p and'.gin ger, and all the other" qualities that make k man pull off a good Job in the face of obstacles. One out of every twelve marriages in this country ends in the divorce courts. Probably 75 per 'cent of the marriages brin& misery and sorrow to the men and women who are tied to gether, instead of the happiness they expected. Kach blames the other, and as you cannot change other people, you can only change yourself, condi tions go from bad to Worse as the t,mei goes Dy. . But if husbands and wives had the courage to put the blame where it be longs they might get back the dreams of their youth a happy home. Many a man might see that the rea son his marriage is a failure is be cause he is cold and unloving to his wife, he is cross and tyrannical and dictatorial to his -children, and he brings nothing home with him but grouches and gloom. And many a woman might' face thef fact that it Is her temper, her extravagance, and her her marriaee (Copyright. 1919. br tbe Wseeler Syndicate Inc.) LITTLE BENNY'S NOTE BOOK 4 BY LEE VAPE . Me and Puds Simkins was taking a wawk this aftirrioon. and we stopped and started te look in- the window of a delicatessen store at all the different things In it Puds' saying? I wish we was inside, dont you love the smell of the inside of a delicatesse-m store? I like it all rite, I dont lo.Ve it I sed. and Puds sed. Hay. I tell you lets wets do, lets go in and ask for sumthing thev aJnt arOt. like nlckleri hannann or RUmthlnff icttt for A 4 -r 1 1 4 o- i 1 . and smoll a wilt Wich we started to do. going in and jest standing there smelling tfll the!,,. usn. aarimg. sne cut - mm on, man came uo to us. savins-. "Well. ,then fn'led apologetically at her boys? Meening vat did we wunt to: buy. Beina: fat mushtash to attract . ullWlinn frum his bald had. and. Puds sed. Have you got eny pickled ban n anas? Pickled wat? sed tha man, Bannanas, sed Puds, and the man sed. You must ,be krazy. And he wawked back to the other end of the store looking as f it wouldent of took mirtch more to insult him. and Pude wispered. Lets 'per tend we're, looking ferround to see what elts we wunt to buy. - . Wich we started to do. Puds saying. O boy, dont that smell grate? Meen ing the hole store, and I sed, Ive smelt better smells than this. Wich I have. . J - ...V. n .1.1, - nntAnB '-...a 1 - - - "".,ini sure or not nearing anytning mat and we kepp on pertending to look h, ungrammatical or -rm proper." erround, and af,tcr a wile the man ! -came over agen. saying. Do you kids ! "I bought a (new hat for my wife wunt enythtng. yea or no? - ., today, and ran all line way back with No, sed Puds, and the man' sed. lit" . Then take a wawk. Meening for usj "What did you run for?" to get tut of the store. 1 "I wss afraid the styles would - Wich-we did..? - -i . ' change before I got home," I Evening Story Lightning Smiles. , BY CORONA REMINGTON. vj'll never get over it I'll never getj other delicious bout of weeping. Doc- tor Westover sat patiently at her bed side until the storm was over. Then he tried to reason with her. "I'm older than you are, my child, and my exDerience has proved that most young people run onto the shoals in their first love affair, and ordinarl I'ily they get 'over it with surprising rapidity. "As to trying to eyre you. you have nothing the matter knit a little attack of serves, and a few months of good hard work will straighten them out, so tomorrow we'regoing to see about taking a business course. I've talked it all over with your parents and they approve most .heartily." , -Corinne tried to petrify the doctor with one horrible look-but if he was in the least affected he showed no signs, and a minute later gave his pa tient a hearty handshake artd left the loom whistling. Indeed, so unimpress ed did he appear that the girl began to tear that her features had failed to register the unspeakable disgust she had felt for anyone so hopelessly flip nant and heartless. She must be de veloping facial paralysis or something, she decided. ' ; i All ready !" said tne doctor, to Corinne a few days later. "Were go ing down, to start that business course this morning..- have a young protege that graduates in medicine this June. He ll We needing, an eiiicienw s' around the office, so M il engage you right now for him. Let's get busy." You re a .perieci diuh-, hu x juo hate vou!" Corinne found tne energy to stamp her foot with emphasis. - T guess'I can Dear up unuci moi. too." said the doctor with unrumeu. good nautre - It was a nara ugnw " Li L , , t. . . . finailv won. and as the days went by Corinne was disgusted to notice there- turn of color to her cneeks. at. any rat. aha thought she would never get over the love trageav.even if going out in the open did make ner iook nmuiy again diseased bodies are curable but never, a crushed soul! As she Im proved. Doctor Westover saw less and less of his pretty, impetuous little natient. Occasionally he would run across her at the postoffice or on the street, and the change he noted from time to time was always gratifying.. You're looking fina. he would tell her heartily. But' I'll never get over It," she would always reply, "minever love another man." - The doctor would smile-to himself as he passed on, but Corinne knew noth ing of this old folks have a right to.. keep a few secrets to themselves. With June'came the zealous young Doctor Mann and the girl was duly in stalled, He was a big six-foot man who dressed well, spoker rapidly and had a lightning smile which he flashed with frequency and impartiality on all living things. He loved life, he loved people and he was possessed of a keen sympathy . Naturally, the patients did not Tloc-k to his doors immediately and hoth the young people -had plenty ot time on the!r hands, Corinne read a geat deal and dabbled at fancy work, but the tlootor had read himself almost into a frenzy tor ix long years and fancy work rtvas not in' his line, so things were decidedly slow for him. "I say. Miss Bentoa." he exelaimed one morning, appearing from the inner office. "It's dull as blazes today. Couldn't we go into my consulting room and have a game of checkers?" Hs looked almost sheepish and very boyish as he stood"hefore -Corinne. "I guess so," she answered, rising. "But I'll never forget him." she de clared loyally to herself as-she glanced at the lightning smile. "" , They played checkers a great deal that summer, those two. To be sure, his practice grew steadily, but there were still many hours unfilled, and the young man's mania for checkers became more -acute . the more he played. It even reached tne point where they would get so absorbed that they would fail to keep an ear open for patients in the outer, room, and one day they kept Mrs. Connington Flash erby waiting nearly an hour, as she testily informed thejti when they final ly appeared. - - . "My dear madam." the doctor said suavely. "I'm sorry that you had to wait but we were attending to an im portant matter." That same evening it was Decern--ber then Doctor Westover ran right into his little ex-patient as he started homeward. "Hello there!" he greeted. "Haven't seen you in a coon's age. How are you getting along with Mann?" "Oh. all right; but I'll never -orget him." she ended in her usual way. : "Forget whom?" asked the doctor. "You know," replied the girlin an injured tone. On. that other chap, said est- over, appearing to remember. "That' SI a fact I'll have to give Mann a hint. because I believe he's beginning to care for you,- and it'd be a darn shanpe to let the poor fellow chase a rainbow." "No, no! Don't you ever dare!" ex claimed the girl tensely. ".Why not, I'd like to know?" "Because because it's none, of his business." she ended weakly. "Oh, all right" said Doctor West over, as he smiled to himself in the dark. (Copyright, 1M. bv the McClnre News paper . Syndicate.) ! Dinner'Stories ! I . , i I "Mamma. I !st ty 8tm," cried lit- "ar?la:. .. V .. . ... .i "Mamma. I lost- this time the moiirer. smiling varasnviy over ner por- tlon of the chop suey lunch, effective ly stopped Harold with a sharp pinch of his leg -under the tabic. When the guests had all gone Har old pouted the explanation: "All I wanted to tell you. mamma, was thai I'd lost my gum in your chop suey, but you wouldn't let me finish." "Ami .you enjoy the moving pic tures?" '""Thoroly." replied Miss Cayenne. "But the charm of the human voice ?' . "This absence of the human voice , " . . , , 'V.v.n.. ... 1... I . J tlioi inc. I . ... .. ."I Thie Woman Who oved and fTgi fTif(j A Modern Sto.y ot Home and Bugine By JAtiE THE FIRST DIXXER AT HOME. CHAPTER Sf. . "My, but this is good!" vRouert had kept his promise to come home earl;-. The dinner was good and he praised it unstintedly. "Where in the world did you learn to cook?" ' - "I didn't learn. I followed Mary's advice." . "What was that?" -Common sense and her cook book When I told her she knew riothing of cooking.' she said she could'read; that cook books were made to sell," and a lot of other nonsense. So when I said I knqw nothing of cooking, she, told me to do as she had done " "Mary's a brick!" I then, told him all Gardner had said about women not knowing how to loaf businesh women. "I guess he is right. I never had thought about the loafing part but I don't believe you business women know how you- carry your business with you.- You often break right in when you are talking, or even wnen reading, to sav something about a Customer, or a hat." "Isn't it natural to talk of the thing in which one is mosi interested !" "Yes that's where ths rub comes, Gerry. When a woman gets so inter ested in business she can't think or talk of anything else,- a man feels as if he were-xmly somesort of needless attachment, and sort of wonders what he is there at all tor. There! ' Don't 1 pay any attention to what I say. This dinner was deliciotrBT Come- on.' j.jl help clear away and we'll go o that little motion picture house aroulnd the corner." "Reward of merit Robert?" "Yes, and because of a good dinner making a comfortable feeling animal out of a grouchy man." "No grouches during our vacation! Remember!". "All right. I'll do my best to be amiable," , Very happily I - cleared the table, Robert helping.- Then he insisted upon drying the dishes. I pinned an apron around his waist, and I knew from the very way he jerked it into shape that it was no' new experience for him. George Matthew Adams Daily Talk MY FRIEND THE DOG; Treading thru a maze of instinct, i all too misunderstood, decade after decade, a certain intelligence of faith and loyalty and service has, touched the path of a man's life as has none other of the dumb world. I am referring to my friend the dog! ' He it is who has learned to think and to understand in the terms of man who is his master. But back to the early days of the chase we- must go to understand fully. There was that earliest instinct to kill for food. Man had it, the dog had it and has. " 'But where in all the brute world has there arisen one at cope with the 1 intelligence and feeling and aspiration of a man, as" does my friend the dog? The tiger exists thru stealth, and so does the, Hon, and the leopard. But the dog gives warning. He scents the mind of his master. He leads. He co-operates. - " As no" other animal, my frierr6r"the dog hae bridged the great chasm that divides the intelligence of the lower animals trom that of man. My friend the dog understands. He knows his master. He loves him with an irltenseness that is almost - sacred. He would gladly-die. for his master. UHe often does. Ready at an instant s notice for any emergency.- he neither ( offers nor gives quarter. He is loyalty to the end. His is toe fight to the finish. My friend the dog is a -roe sports man and a gentleman among his kind. But deeper than all else, is his ten derness and affection. Tou interpret his words in the wag of his tail. In the touch of his nose, in the warmth of ; his eye 1 There are times when I feel that j no solace of inspiration is quite equal 1 to that of being all alone with my friend the dog! Questions Answers O. Does the Japanese cherry tree bear fruit? J. V. S. ' ' A There are two distinct species of'Jan sineis cherries. Tbe tree that tail til -n,i0rfni hlnKnnnis. which are celebrate! In Japan by the .Cherry Festival, does not, bear an edible fruit This Is the species that has been Imported Into the I nlted i States. .Som of the drives along the 8pee1 wnf of tne natlon'e capital are bordered - f- , i . h.. - ,h.r,v tpa that I u native to the mountainous districts of th i island, which bears a large, ilellcious rrnir. y. When dill the term - aitcnen en unle ss nuplied to the unofflclsl confidential ad visers of a president originate T T. E. D. A. This term was.flrt spoiled to a small group "of men, during President Jackson s ) administration. They were not members of , htm Mh!n.t hut were snnnoaeil to have been consulted frequently snd to hsre Influenced the presidents action and decisions open many occasions. ... Q. What Is a tall spin? I. M. A. A tall spin Is the vertical descent nf an alrplsne. nose foremost, routing about lt lon-gitndinal axis, while tha nose and tail nsiiaiiv describe circles of .concentric paths around the vertical to tbe earth, the , tail describing tbe Isrger circle. I q. Do spiders sod flies walk or crawl? ; p p ' A. ' The Boress of Biological Survey says that spiders and files walk. ! Q WSht should tbe temperature be for a 1 hot bsrh and a cold bath ( 1 A. A hot bath may be from Mo to 112 j degrees Fshrenheit. A cold bsth should be ! between 35 snd 00 degrees. , I o. Can yon tell me anything sboat tbe ; life of A. Mitchell Pslmer? R. O. V. A. Alcxsniter Mitchell Palmer was horn -In Mooschend, Pennsylvania, May 4, 187Z- He arten.lei! Rwarthmore college,; from; which be crsduated In JSM wlthbiirbet I honors. JVhile In college be helped rorni a barter of the national Phi Kappa Pal fraternity, of which President Wilson is also a member. Mr. Palmer married Ro berta Bartlett Dlvon, of Kaston. Maryland, November 23, 1W. Was admitted to the bsr in 1893. Member Slst-evtrd eongress. 1909-1913. Appointed Judge t ailed Ktatea court of claims April 1S15, resigned Septem ber. 1915: sppnlnted alien proierty eotorflan by President Wilson October 22, 1817; ma4. attorney general March 5. 1919. H ia s membetvof tbe Society of rrieada. (Any reader can get the answer te ssy question by writing Tbe Tepeka State Journal Information, Bureau. Frederic J. Haskin. director. Washington. D. C. TbU offer -sonlles strictly to Information The Bureau cannot arise ad vies v legal, soeds- est. and financial matters. It does not attempt ot settle domeatie tronwee. aw to nnncrtas exhaustive research on any sna ject. - Wrtte yoor question plainly and briefly. ISive full name aad adwresi and enclose two cents in stnmns "for return 1 postage. All replies are. seat direct the luuuirer.l PHELPS t "Be sure you wipe . them dry," I told him, ' "especially the knives and forks. We must take good car of Mary's silver." We" both laughed merrily, Mary's silver being nearer pewter than any thing else. -. But at the same time I j noticed the easy way Robert dried the dishes. He was neither awkward nor did he make any fuss over doing it, as a man unaccustomed to helping about the house would have done. -'Where in the world did you learn to dry dishes? I can tell you are an old hand, so tell the truth." r said it gayly, but I felt a little tightening of my throat, and my heart beat a little faster while I waited for his answer. . That I knew what it would be, goes without saying. x "Oh. I , have dried Marion's dishes a good many times! I rather enjoyed it, because we could talk. Otherwise I should have been in the living room alone while she did them. She never makes company of me. you know." "Yes, I know." I thought as I said it.. "I know more than you think I do." But I would have nothing mar this first - day of my .vacation, so I added. "Now you can -help me. I shan't make conrpany of you either." We soon finished, then went to the show. It was a very good picture and we both enjoyed it Then after it was over, as it was still early and a lovely night, we took quite a walk before we reached home, Hungry". Robert?"-! asked, I smiled as I thought how quickly having I Plac8 i Dw" """" eating.. - - - AS a Dear inn a euiub- i iiiuuiu be ashamed to say "it, "All right, 1 bought some oysters today. We'll have a nice hot stew." Robert hungf around me while I made it altho I told him it neyer would be ready If he didn't go and sit down. I wondered if he had fol lowed Marion around the kitchen. Someway I knew he had, and that she had liked him to do so. s. But I said nothing of these thoughts to' Robert,' and our first day passed off happily finished up in a "blaze of glory. Bob quoted laughingly as we turned the lights off. (Tomorrow A hurt with some ' solace.) JUST FOLKS BY EDGAR A. Gt'ESX. THE COMMONER. . j His name Is yelilom mrnrtonetl in the pre. No medals come to him to mars his tiiinc. He Is not noticed as a world iueccs. . Titles are never mided t his nsme; Yet ba is brave who keeps his post e.ich day. And truly lives nnto the faith be knows, Tot oft his fondest plans rauat go astray. And he is victim to life's various woes. The commoner nnnst see his loved nea dV, Mnst suffer paid and heartache asd despair, Lacking the comforts greater-wealth could buy, ... 'Tie has to give bis children double rare: His -conrsge -does uot flash scross unca's . view. '. Tet It Is there like geld ia ro and stone, .-J . , It holds him to tha tssfts he has tn do. And atrengthena hi si to make his fislit alone. . It calls fer bravery te face, the beat of iar .And toll for love of those who wear your name. ' To keep ymir post of duty, come what may. And ask 110 favors from the ' haml of fame. , To play life's game and miss the thunder ing cheers. To serve the world and seek no word of praise. To give your best thrsout your round of years, . And walk erect a)tho ea rugged ways. . Pew know tbe glory and the peace of life. Nor are they braver than tbe patient throng. Who bears the burdens tad the hurts of strife. Content t live snd love and plod slong: They mini the soft sweet boars ot csrrleis ea . yet know the self-same sorrows of th? They may not follow fancy as they please, Tet they must bear the ironies of fate. -.Copyright WM by Kdgsr A. finest great. I An old lady, in- London for the first time in her life, saw a glaring ! sign on the front of a high building, j which read: "The Smith Manufactur ing company' "Lawks a-mercy," she remarked to her nephew. "I've heard ot Smiths all my life, but I rrever knew where they made 'em." ' Absolutely True Si Our Prices .on the Highest Grade Pianos Are) the Ldwest ' For Instance call now and. see for yourself the economy In our price on Vose, Kurtzmann, Eoteyy Shoninger iv ON SECOND THOUGHT BY J AT K. HOUSE - (From r-bilauelpbla Fablle Ledgar.J. We took occasion yesterday to re mark upon the complete and mys terious disappearance of Oovcrnor Cal rln Coolidge. We had seen Governor Coolidge flash like a beacon light on the November horizon only to observe the March winds powerless to fan the embers of his fame Into a blase. The Incident set us at the task of tunnel ing the reminiscent vein. All day we have been resetting fallen brick and replacing rotting pillars In an effort to clear a pathway to the heroes of yes teryear. One of these was Ciovernor Bass, of New Hampshire? and we hereby dedi cate searching party to his memory-. To the editorial desk at which we sat ten years or so ago there came a. pro fusion of publicity from which, the name of Governor Bass gleamed like a - diamond against a background of blue velvet. Perfumed words scented the parchment upon which the detail of the Governor's hopes and fears and aspirations was written. He had. as we recall it all of the attributes of Napoleon, of Franklin, of Washington and of Lincoln. Small wonder that our curiosity concerning him still is a trifle piqued! What, we deside to ask, what became of Governor Bass? Doubtless he was a good man. We don't know. He may very well have risen so far above the level of his kind as to justify the phraseological un guents in which h s press agents wal lowed. But the faet of his disappear ance becomes a prop under one of our favorite content'ons. And that con- Mention la that an unrestrained press agent is vhe most effective and the most dangerous of the soporifics. Save and except the New York World, w are as indignant as any body concerning the manner in which the Socialist members were sum marily ejected from the New York assembly. Being less intense than the World, -we can never hope to ecfual the violence of its fury. But what we started to say was that we cannot maintain our present rage indefinitely. We, therefore, announce our Intention to cease being indignant on April 15 and our willingness to take up some other wrong beginning about APr" !9- And that brings us directly to the matter at hand. What Is the nature of the next great wrong which will require newspaper adjudication? "No body in this country is happy unless he is figuratively engaged in the task of righting a hypothetical wrong, and ws should be lost without one. While the charge, made by her step sons, that Mrs. Richard Croker is not ah Indian princess may influence the tne column against nor. we nave met a number of them, and we hold the al legation that a woman is not an Indian princess is nothing to her discredit. Of course, the Croker boys make other charges against the lady, but their chief greivanee seems to be that she beat them to- the unearned incre ment, - M.'!eorges Carpentier may not be able to whip Dempsny. Tbst is a nsoot quewtlon-which th future nrusf determine.- But he will always have a certain claim to distinction. He la one man who embarked upon the adven ture of marriage without temporary loss of either his identity or his per sonality. , , "What does the average American know about the right or wrong of the Flume dispute?" shrieks the Kansns City Stisr. Since nobody else has vol unteered we'll be the goat. What DOES the average American know about the right or wrong of the Fiume dispute? , - We Don't Get It. Sir Is the Massachusetts hole to be a subterranean extension of the Wash ington one? E. W. L. 'T have been reading 'Mare- Nos trum.' " writes a woman reader. "The hero reminds me of you." We haven't read "Mare Nostrum." Is the lady "kidding" us. or what have you? Tou doubtless will be interested in Upton Sinclair's plan for improving American Journalism. We take great pleasure in advising you as to what it Is. He wants somebody to start an other newspaper. Mr. Sinclair disclaims any ambition to be Its editor. "I have my own work." he say a We take It for granted that Mr. Sinclair will yield to a ques tion. We are one of the compara tively insignificant number who would like to know what it Ifl. Newest Best Styles Selling under the market in our stores at this- time. v Call or Write "."Easy Terms if Desired One Price No Commission Phone 420& ssw - P" " ! iiWhsjuai mmm-mmmr., a .'