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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL 24, 1920
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INi'UHMA T ION l!l HEAL'. Frederick J. liaskin, Director, Washing ton. D. C. A study made by The Iron Trade lie view of the annual reports for 1919 of three leading steel companies reveals that altho the average output per em ploye has declined 21 per cent the av erage increase in wage cost per ton of output hus been 162 per cent since pre-war days. Similar conditions are said to prevail thruout all industry. It is estimated that the general aver age efficiency of labor is now no more than 60 per cent, despite the fact that wage are unprecedented and that the percentage of wage increase has been, in moat cases, greater than the in crease in the cost of living. However evidence Is at hand that change for the better is beginning to appear. The iron and steeL industry has been ob taining encouraging production results since tho beginning of the year. "Whether or not normal condition are to be brought nearer in the coming mouths," says the Keview, "depends largely upon the attitude of labor. Composure and efficiency on the part of industrial employes thia year will increase production, lower unit coats and hasten a moreliealthy economic adjustment. A repetition of last year's Halting would be little short of disas trous."' If farmers be losing money, as set forth by the secretary of the state board of agriculture, why are land values so high? Little first class farm ing land in Kansas can be bought be low $100 an acre. Much of this land probably did not cost the owners half that amount. No land is worth $100 an acre unless it will produce a net re turn of 5 or 6 per cent on the invest ment. There seems to be no reason why the Kansas farmer should stick to a losing proposition. If it be unprof itable for him to grow wheat let him grow corn. There is little cash out lay in raising a crop of corn and the returns per acre on an average are much larger than on wheat. Ed Howe has so high a regard for the ability of Samuel Gompers to get his own way with congress and almost everybody else, that he is in favor of electing him to the presidency. No better way ever has been found to win a man away from radical ideas than to place him in office by election or oth erwise. Lenine affords an example. Reports from Russia indicate that he is rapidly getting the business of the country back info the old channels. A man with radical ideas qiftckly abandons them when placed In a po sition that enables him to carry them out. Gompers probably would be no exception to the rule. Most reform movements are like political platforms, framed for the purpose of gaining power for the leaders. It is reported that overalls that were recently sold by the government for IS cents a pair are now being offered by New York at $3. There is a grow ing suspicion that the overall move ment was engineered by manufactur ers and dealers In order to work off surplus stocks. Wage earners have been making so much money that many have ceased to buy anything so cheap. With the advance in prices that already has set in their trade may be won back. The law of demand and supply got back on the job in Chicago In an un welcome way. When the switchmen made a demand for higher wages the supply of food and coal was cut short,. In the March issue of his "Monthly" Kd Howe makes another attack on newspaper advertising and intimates that if advertisers told the truth they would attract no attention. But we all know that no man in business can af ford to print a misleading advertise ment and the business man knows it better than any one else. The writer of this is reminded of an instance that came under his observation in whjch a man advertised a piece of real estate for sale. Instead of dwelling on it desirability he enumerated everything connected with it that was calculated to make it unattractive. The next day there was a crowd of prospective pur chasers on hand to look it over.- The editor of the "Monthly" is one of the best advertised men in the country and his extensive advertising enables him to sell his wares at -good prices to a large number of persons. BUDGET SKEMS XEAlt. It is announced that a revised and perfected budget plan for the federal government Is about to be reported to the United States senate.. This plan has been worked out by a special budget committee and has the unan imous endorsement of all members of this committee, both Republicans and Democrats. Senator McCormick, chair man of the committee, regards this plan as a decided improvement over the plan incorporated in the budget bill recently adopted by the house. It vests the chief responsibilities in con nection with the preparation of an annual budget in the secretary of the treasury, rather than leaving this duty to the president, yet reserves to the latter the power to control and revise financial estimates of executive de partments, altho it is believed, that only in exceptional" cases would a president seek to make use of such authority. , The needofV a national budget sys tem long has been recognized, yet the adoption of the plan has been delayed until the delay well-nigh has become a public scandal. Experiences during the recent war served to call fresh at tention to this need, however, and the indications are that the present con gress will not adjourn without making provision for a budget system. The house of representatives already has approved such a measure, and al tho it differs in some respects from the plan proposed by the senate commit tee, if the senate adopt the plannow prepared all differences between the two plans doubtless will be adjusted in conference, meaning the final adop tion of a genuine budget system. That congress has waited so long before agreeing to this plan, which cannot fail to be of material advantage and bene fit to the government, and of corre sponding advantage to the American people as a whole, is one of the things past finding out. The delay can hard ly be attributed ' to politics, because both parties declared in favor of the plan in their national platforms. De layed action probably has cost the taxpayers dearly. The railroads have been able to view the switchmen's strike with the equa nimity to which they have been accus tomed for a considerable time, because the government still is guaranteeing returns of 5a per cent. In one way or another the public pays the cost of every labor disturbance. In this in stance it will pay both in taxes and in Increased cost of living. ANTI-STRIKE JLAWS. Senator Foindexter has introduced an anti-strike bill which makes a fel ony of any attempt to interfere, or persuade others Xo Interfere, with the movement of commodities on public transportation routes. The punish ment is $10,000 fine or ten years in prison, or both. The Cummins rail road bill made it unlawful to strike in transportation. The section was r'jjn inated in the conference and the il road law passed without it. The right to strike is considered by the laboring man as sacred, and so it seems to have been estimated by the majority of con gress. But when a strike means tak ing a nation b its throat and starving it or freezing it to death, the public right becomes more sacred than that of the individual. A candidate for the presidency, as Poindexter is, must feel pretty "sure that public sentiment is on his side be? fore introducing such a bill. Whether men shall have the right to strike seems to be, in the judgment of radical labor union leaders, a mat ter for those leaders themselves to de termine. Mr. Gompers and tho heads of the railroad brotherhoods deplore the" present railroad strike, which they declare has been callel In defiance of union regulations. No ctitt-union man can condemn tho strike more heartily than do the union leaders themselves. This means, then, that a strike is proper and commendable if it meet the approval- of the labor union leaders, and it is wrong if attempted without their sanction. They thus set them selves up above the chosen represen tatives and agents of the people as the sole judges of when industry shall continue and when it shall cease. The people of all the larger cities of the country have been ..threatened with want and starvation because they are at the mercy of a comparatively few I individuals who conspire to quit their work simultaneously and thus inter rupt interstate commerce. The head of one labor union declares the strike justified and the head of another union denounces it as a breach of faith. While these two contending forces endeavor to settle their dispute, the government seems unable to pro tect its citizens. With supplies of food and clothing and fuel at the sources of production, the means of transport ing those necessities of life to the con gested centers in the cities were de stroyed. More than an army to fight a prospective foe either at home or abroad, this country needs a volunteer army to fight strikes, not with guns but with bara hands and Implements of industry. Bodies of citizens organ- ized and ready on call to do what Gov- f ernor Allen hastily collected volun irers aia mm winter in me mining district would tend to render the peo jDia SH-ler from ecHd and starvation. TOPEKA STATE jpURNAL Information Bureau FREDERIC J. HASKIN, Director. Washington, D. C. AVn.VT AXNE MARTIX THIXriS. Washington, D. C, April 17. Presl dent.il candidates claim most of the political limelight this year, but Ne vada's senatorial contest will attract nation-vCide interest, because Anne Martin, who two years ago ran for the United States senate, is again in the field. A womau candidate for a prominent public office is still enough of a novelty fi r the country to wonder what she looks like, where she got tho "political bug," and what she "Intends to do if elected. Nevada's seventeen counties are al ready familiar w ith Miss Martin's ap pearance, for in her 1918 campaign she toured 10.000 miles of Nevada prairie and mountain land in an auto mobile. What Nevada saw was a little wo man in a dark Norfolk suit, and tan shoes Her hair -was curly, her eyes blue, and she had a freshness of coun tenance that we associate with- Eng lish women and. those of our own west. Her method of aKack is as simple is her manner and dress. She docs not shine at witty repartee like her Americm prototype in British parliament, Lady Astor. Her main stock, in trade is a thoro knowledge of her principles, and her faith in those principles is so intense that she speaks without thought of oratory or effect. Most of her campaigning is done in tho rural sections of the state. "About dusk." -she says, "we would drive up the straggling main street of some little mining camp or village. Usually our approach was heralded, and men and women were sitting about on boxes or on the ground with torches and lanterns." When asked if she was ever annoyed by heckling, Miss Martin replied that she has never been interrupted when making a speech. "In England." she explained, "a cabinet minister or any political speaker must expect to have his eloquence broken into by shafts of sarcasm or startling queries about his political past or his private life. Over here that sort of thing is not custom ary. At the end of a speech I always ask for questions so that I may clear up the points that the people may not have understood." Appeals to Working People Railway, farming, mining and other laboring folks are the ones that ape-al most strongly to Anne Martin, and on whom she counts for support. She is down on tho trusts, the bosses and everybody else who is trying to ex ploit labor, the producer and the con sumer. Politics, she declares, is too often a machine to further capitalistic ends. She addresses her platform to the people the ones who need pro tection and encouragement thru better laws. "1 believe," she told the .reporter, "in a socially ood life for every one." This aim she would approach by a program of disarmament to lead, to world-wide peace; by the recognition of labor's right to bargain collectively and to strike; by equal rights and op portunities for men and women in in dustry and before the law; and by government control of resources and utilities, which she says would reduce living costs and be an improvement over our present chaotic system. She would also work for increased pro duction thru the storage of now wasted water and its distribution in the arid lands of the west by national and state agencies. Not a Radical. These are a few of the planks in Anne Martin':; platform. It is the most advanced platform so far offered by a candidate for the senate. Yet Miss Martin does not consider herself a So cialist nor a radical. She conforms to no party lines. She says her platform is the result of years of.study here and abroad, and continuous thought as to the best ways to bring about "a more equal distribution of opportunity." Anne Martin Bays that she cannot remember when she first became in terested in politics. Her father and brother were both Republican mem bers of the Nevada senate, and she was accustomed to hearing the affairs of the state and nation discussed at home. When she was graduated from eollege, she became a professor of his tory in the University of Nevada. Later she traveled abroad o study history and government in the univer sities of London and Leipzig. Until this time she had been alto gether a student, tho a woman college professor twenty years ago was as much of an Innovation as a woman lawmaker is today. It was probably her experiences abroad which distracted Miss Martin's attention from the theories of govern ment and rocussed It on the practice. For she was in London when the British suffragettes were making life exciting for the British police and public. - "I came to see," Miss Martin says, "that the tactics of the British suffra gists were psychologically sound. They could havea mass meeting of 15,000 people and not get a line in the papers next day. But when they picketed, and spoke up in parliament, and got arrested, there were long stories about them on the front pages of the news papers. All over the world people heard about It and saw that suffrage was a live issue." Anne Martin did not picket, nor heckle any reactionary lawmakers, but she did join one delegation to the prime minister, and she did get ar rested. She Was Arrested Once. The delegation, it seems, turned nto a sort of riot, for the home secre tary, Winston Churchill, ordered the police not to arrest the women if pos sible, but to tire them out. While an army of policemen were worrying the dele-ration, Anne Martin, who-was not very militant by temperament, stood in a doorway trying to. protect a rather frightened little old lady from the mob. -A police-man ordered her to move on. which she refused to do. saying that she was not interfering with traffic. She was arrested along with over a hundred other women. The climax to the episode came when Miss Martin was rescued by Herbert Hoover,' who had been one of her classmates at Leland Stanford uni versity. Hoover's opinion of militant ufrrage was as much of a mystery then ! some rf his other nnlitical "belief are just now, but he was "for" Anne MUrtin in any circumstances. and had her bailed out immediately. On her return to the United States s-he became one of the hardest, work ers in the campaigns that put woman suffrage and prohibition into Nevada i law Then, in 1918. when the death of fI!nat0rt New1lanoif 'ft Li" I t h a conto anA n Tt"l minj--On nor fl Yi didacy. Ordinarily a political aspirant wedges into the house of representa- tives more easily than into the higher body. Nevada s population, however, supports only one representative, so that the would-be congressman from Nevada has to carry the entire state to enter either house or senate. Anne Martin ran as an Independent, which resulted in'a split.ln the Ke publican vote, and gave the election to. the Democratic candidate. She re ceived 5.000 votes, the Republican 8,000 and tins Democrat 12,000. This year she hopes that the -Republicans will offer her the nomination on her platform. Otherwise she will again run independently. Wants Women in Politics. "I wish more women would run for congress." she said. - "The women of this couotty have to bear as many re sponsibilities as the men, and they are needed in congress to represent the woman's viewpoint. Both men and women are needed in government." "Yet Anne Martin does not acclaim herself a . woman's candidate. Her aims as she describes them are rather to work for the betterment of human ity in general. v "The people on the ranches, and deserts, and in the mining camps of my state are tired of the empty promises of the old type politicians," she explained. "If they cannot get a man to fight for them, they 'should take a woman." Dorothy Dix Talks BY DOROTHY DtX World's 11 1 chest Paid Womaa Writer. How to Retain a Wife's Affection" 2. No, to be loved we must look lova ble, and while we may esteem the vir tures of the untidy we cannot cherish any romantic dreams concerning them. Therefore the man who wants to re tain his wife's affection must keep himself looking as attractive as he did when he won her youthful fancy. The man who wishes to retain his wife's affection must not throw away the bait with which he caught her. No woman ever fell in love, with a man who did not go fishing with al luring compliments. and tender speeches, and who did not dangle be fore her eyes delicate little attentions, and who did not ply her. with gifts and remembrances Being married does not alter a woman's nature. She still rises to the same bait, and if her husband will continue to tell her that she is the only woman in the world for him, and that in his eyes she grows more beautiful every day; if he will only bring her a box of candy now and then, and remember her birthday, he can keep her dangling- on the line until their golden wedding day. But if a man is too careless, or too confident, or too indifferent to pay his wife any of these little attentions, some fine day he will find out that she has wriggled off of the hook, and that her heart has drifted away from him forever. The third important point in retain ing a wife's affection is to treat her like an intelligent human being. Don't start out with the assumption that a. wife is a baby doll to be dressed up, and played with when you are at leisure and forgotten when you are busy; or a domestic slave to work In -your kitchen for -her board and clothes. The one thing that makes a woman fespect a man most and love him best, and for which she is eternally grate ful, is to be treated justly by him. Therefore, if you want a grip on your marriage that will hold her to you with hooks of steel make of your mar riage a partnership. Make her feel fi nancially independent by giving her a liberal allowance, and make .her feel intellectually independent by granting her a reasonable amount of personal liberty. If you want your wife to stay at home give, her a latch key. The mere possession of it will keep her from using it. If you wish to keep her thinking that you are the most won derful man in the world, let her see plenty of other men and she will think how big you are to be above small jealousies. If you want to preserve your halo of romance in-her eyes, send her away on. a visit whenever she be gins to find' fault with you. And if .you want to keep your wife on her -knees thanking God for her luck in getting you, do something every day to make her happy and to show her that you love her and are thinking of her. Any man can pre serve his wife's affection if he wants to. but it takes care and thought to do it. S-v 1 (Copyright, 1919, by the "tVneeler Syndicate 1QC.I Questions A nswers Q. Can the beneficiary of war rU-k in surance who has been receiving monthly pnyments, obtain the remaining total in a lump sum? It. A. N. A. . Only converted insurance is payable in a lump slim. The beuefits of triu war risk insurance polieieH are payable only in two hundred and forty monthly Installments. Therefore, it would be im possible for the benefit-iary of such a policy, who is receiving the payments at tbift time, to receive the remainder in a lump num. Q. W here is phosphorus named? L. D.-N. .A. Phosphorus is not mined. It is one of the non-metallic elements, does not oc cur freeln nature, but is found in the form of phosphates. The principal source f phosphorus Is the unbstance of bones. It is also found in yolks of et;gs. in blood and other animal fluids and in the substance of brains find nerves. Q. What is th"-rigin of the word Fenian? W. K. A. This word comes from a man's name. Finn McCool. an Irish hero who was leader of the Fiann (English Fenianr s kind of militia or standing army drawn from nil quartern of Ireland. Whnt man served as president of the United States for a day? N. M. A. This man was Senator Iavid II. Atchison, of Missouri. General Za harv Tavior was elected president in November. 1848, and his inauguration enme in the following Mnivh. March 4, 1S4, fell on -1 Sunday. Constitutionally, the terms f the preceding president and vice president ex pired at midday n the 4th. and the .'abinct no longer functioned. The si4cesinn felt then to the president pro tern of te sen ate. Senntor Atchison, who was legal pres ident until Monda poo??, wliea the new president was sworn in. Q. U French spoken in Quebec? F. T. A. About five-sixths of the population of the Trovince of Quebec 'are descendants of the original French settlers and speak the French langnnge. -The City of Quebec has this proportion of French, most of whom are also Koman Catholics. Before the Becket-Carpentier fight. what were the betting oiub7 1 fc,. K A. The odds in England on Beckt for several weeks before the fight were as hich 1 s ten to three. After Carpentier rea-hed London the odds dropped, and by the scbed nlefl time of the fight the odds were in favor of Carpentier at five to three. (Any reader can get tne answer to any question by writing The Topeka State Journal Information Bureau, Frederic J. Hriskln. director. Washington, I. C. This offer applies strictly to information The Bureau cannot give advice on legal, medi cal, and fin-incial matters. Jt does uot attempt ot settle domestic troubles, nor to undertake exhaustive research on any sb iect. Writ vour nuestion olalnlv ami !pm.lo tn rAn in stamps for return postage. Alt repiiea are sent direct t tna inquirer.) Evening Story The Memory Treasure. BY CORONA REMINGTON' "You know, Alicia, I've alway-svloved you ever since we were kids together Remember the time I proposed to you when we were fishing in the brook down in your father's meadow? That was a wonderful J6ne day! I can close -my eyes and see the shadows trembling on the water yet." Alicia Conway smiled rem'.niscently as she glanced up at the serious blue eyes of her companion.' '"That was a long time ago," she sighed softly, "but you talk a-- if the , meadow were miles away instead ot right back of the house where it al ways was." "You were ten and I was sixteen, but that wasn't the last time I asked you to marry me," he said disregarding her remark. . "Xo, I remember," the girl answered. . "Yes, it was seven years later, and you gave me my walking papers for good and all. You were simply in fatuated with that Saunders fellow." "John,, you ought not to talk that way you know I loved him, and do yet, and I shall wait for him just as he promised to wait for me." "Alicia, you may not realise it, but you've got over lo-ing him long ago, and you're only keeping your promise out of conscientiousness." "You ought to be ashamed of your self, John ' Foster, and you must not speak to me like that asain. I'll ask you never to refer to the subject after this." With a frigid little nod Alicia ex cused herself and went into the house. Miss Conway threw herself onto the couch in the living room and burst into tears. She kept telling herself that sno must be faithful to her nromise yet the persistence of her old lover's attentions was awakening emotions mat sne nad considered long ago dead. After an hour or more, she went to her room and removed an old pack age of letters from her trunk. Tak ing up the top one she glanced at the postmark it was only six years old yet. it seemed centuries to the girl, and, of late, she was growing to think of herself as an old spinster. With a gesture of impatience she began to read the message that sho "already knew by heart. She always read this letter when she had a fear of wavering loyalty, so, mechanically, she let her eyes run over the lines once more: "Dearest: I know you will wait for me even tno it be years and I will come back to you. Charles." , She went over the words carefully in an effort to breathe the old life into them, but somehow nothing seemed as it should be and the sight of every thing depressed her. As she glanced out the window she noticed that even the reflection of the sun on the green leaves had a cold and lonelv cast Tho voice of her mother calling her down to supper brought her back to the present wun a start. "Coming in a minute." she answered as she hastily powdered her face and tided to remove all traces of the recent storm. She went thru the meal mechanical ly as 'she answered her parents ab sently, the meanwhile thinking that in a very lew years she would take the letters up to the attic, where such things always dwell, and resign her self to spinsterhood. Each time John called she fortified herself afterward with the wornout letter and renewed her vow of loyalty. Each time her thoughts wandered to John she rebuked herself with vehe mence. Weeks later Alicia was sitting on her front porch one summer afternoon when her attention was attracted by a familiar figure coming down the street. He wore a wide brimmed floppy straw hat and carried in his hand two fishing lines and an old tin can of unmistakable contents. "John Foster:" exclaimed the girl, running to the edse of the porch as the man turned in at the gate. . "What on oarth are you up to now?" "We're going fishing in the meadow behind the house, and we're going to make believe. we're boy and girl again just this afternoon." he ended with a hint of pleading in his voice. The girl hesitated, but her eyes glowed. "Go get your hat," the man com The Woman Who Loved and Earned A Modern Sto-y ot Home and Business By JANE PHELPS tiEUHY HEISTS. CHAPTER 90. I waited two days, then visited Rob ert at the store. I purposely went rather early in the morning. I judged, and rightly, there would be fewer cus tomers in then, and I could more eas ily form an opinion as to the display. I had not told Robert I was com ing. I wanted to earprise him at work. He was surprised when I walked up to him, but he also looked pleased. I had taken great pains with my toilet. I did not intend that Robert should be ashamed of his wife on her first visit. "Just look.around a bit." he said to me in an undertone. Then. "Mr. Uurch, my wife." I had not noticed T'lf -pntleman until Robert intro duced him. i -i.'. t-u; ch was about 50 at that time but he looked much older. His face wore a worried expression, and his restless eyes were constantly roving about as if uneasy in their environ ment. "Glad to meet you." he said in a stereotyped way, but th& cordial grap of Pfis hand made me feel that he meant what he said. "I told Mrs. Meredith to look around and then give us her ideap," j Robert remarked to my utter surprise. I had not dreamed he had mentioned: me to his employer. j "Your husband tells me you have always been a business woman, and ' have very good ideas along certain i lines. T shall be glad if you will be perfectly frank in making any sugges tions that occur to you. I shall not promise to adopt them, but again I may." He smiled pleasantly, then moved away. "How did you come to tell him, Robert?" I asked. "Oh. I don't know. In our talk about making a good display one that would attract customers I mentioned that you had good taste, and that I was going to ask you to come down and look u& over. I had no idea of telling him you were a businf.ss wo man, but he sort of wormed it out of me." I felt more flattered perhaps than the occasion wjarranted. I saw imme diately the kind of mail Robert's em ployer was. He had wanted to do good business, had tried his best but had not ket up with modern meth ods, either in his buying or selling force, and his store waa hopelessly old timey in its appearance. manded. "The pink one with frilly ' stuff under the brim." After all, there was no harm in go ing fishing you couldn't ostrc-ize yourself just because you had prom ised to stick to the other man. So Alicia went. Down in the meadow along the brook where it was cool and shady the two sat breathlessly, watching their floating corks. When his line bobbed he squeezed her hand ecstatically. "You mustn't do that," she pro tested. "Don't forget." smiled Foster, "that you're only ten years old today, and you mustn't be so frightfully proper." The girl laughed In spite of herself, and the man considering the moment favorable gently slipped an arm about the slender figure beside him. "Now, Alicia, let's promise to get married when we're old enough," said the grownup Hy at her side. "All right. Let's,'.' the girl answered as if in a dream. "Well, I haven't got an engagement ring, but we'll be engaged If I " "John, you !' she began weakly. - "Alicia, I knew you'd relent in the end," he said a moment batter in tones of sober happiness. - "But I'm afraid I've done wrong." the girl' replied. "And what'll I do wiien he comes?" "I ll take care of that," said Fostor in no uncertain tones. The next morning when she went down to. breakfast her mother tossed her a letter addressed in the familiar handwriting of Charles Saunders. Her face paled as, unnoticed, she rushed to her room and locked the door. In a daze the words throbbed thru her nund. "He'll be here today or tomorrow and what'll he think of me after my promise?" At last, she tremblingly slit the envelope with a hairpin. The letter ran: "My Dear Alicia Today is your birthday, I remember, and -something impels me to write to you for old time's sake. You have doubtless for gotten me long ago your maze f other admirers, but often my mind goes back to dear, peaceful 'old Sunburst and our boy and girl affair.- This will always be one of my 'memory treas ures. I have no" doubt that you have long ago settled down to be the adored wife of some lucky fellow in Sunburst, while I am the proud father of a two-months-old daughter. "We named her Alfcia. by the way, after an aunt of my wife's. "Here's best wishes for a very hap py birthday and many more to come. Your old friend. "CHARLES SAUNDERS." f Copyright, 1020, bv the McClure1 News paper Syndicate.) George Matthew Adams Daily Talk JOY. Before m in my library is a most beautiful bronze about twenty inches tall. It represents a young nude fe male. It Etands gracefully erect, with its head tilted back in a delicious smile. Its outstretched arms hold firmly a new-born baby. And the baby is smil ing, too! The sculptor was a woman. So that each delicate curve was fashioned in understanding;. This little bronze looks up at me when I enter my room and as I write. It is a wonderful inspiration to me. I wish that it might look, into the heart of every one of my helpful readers. I wish that its spirit might become a part of the atmosphere of the big world. Its creator gave to this exquisite piece the name "Joy." I am aware that there is probably more sorrow and disappointment in the world than there is of joy. But I am also awapre of the fact that joy is largely a matter of attitude. It's the way wa look at things, our view point, the handling f our tempera ment, and whether we fully appreciate our chance. The path to Kternity is not over a bed of roses." The rough stretches are many and frequent. But, tho the sun always'goee down at jiight, it appears again in the morning even tho it has sometimes to hit the clouds. In reality, joy is the heritage of all. And so I wish YOU joy I I studied the place thoroly. Then I told R.obert a few of the things I thought might be done at once to give more of a tone to the place. "Well, can we fix it up?" It was Mr. Burch again. "Of course! Robert will tell you a few of the things we have talked over. Then if you are willing to spend a lit tle money for display cases, and will let Robert trim your windows. I think you will find it will look quite differ ent." , Robert had shaken hi-- head when I spoke of him trimming the windows, but I stepped on his-foot, and he kept still. Mr. Burch bade me a very pleas ant good morning, and thanked me for comin-r down. "As I said, I don't promise to do all j you say, but I would like to know just what you and your husband decide would be for the good of the business. I am sick of running behind, - W'hen I reached home I sat down at once and drew a plan of the store. Then I drew in the new display cases I had in mind, and the location in j which they should be placed. Then I drew the windows. And while th-e! goods were fresh in my mind, I ' trimmed them, both, careful not to clutter them. . As I did this a new thought came to me. Perhaps if I could keep alive this awakened interest in the business in Ttnhfrt hp wnnlrl nrtt think- mn miih of Marion Hovey. I 1 said nothing to him until after dinner. Then I laid my plans before j him. . j "But I never trimmed a window in my life! Window trimmers get big pay- -good ones." - "I know, and you are going to get that pay added to what you now get, or I mies my guess. You may not get as much as a man who trims for large houses, but you'll get it. I like that Mr. Burch. He's anxious and worried, but I believe he will be amenable, and be glad to pay you what you make yourself worth to him."' Then I explained my ideas to him, lastly the scheme for the windows. I would visit the store once or twice a week. Then I would draw the plans for trimming thm. and he could carry it uui. using Lite in l3 u. kuiuc, ne i was delighted, and talked so happily j even calling me a brick that I found . myself wondering why I hadn't i thought of helping him before. Instead j of trying to do so much myself. J I (To be continued.) V. JUST FOLKS BY EDf.AK A. GUEST. THE PRICK. "They say my boy is bad she said to tne, A tired old woman, thin and very frail; "They caught hiui robbing railroad cars tin' he . Must spend from five to seven years Jo jail. -HI Fa an' I bad hoped so much for blm, TIa a-ii a eft rt-Kittv little hV " Her eyes with tears grew very wet an dim "Now nothing that we've got can give us joy 1" 'Wbat Is It that you own?" I questioned then. The house- we live In," slowly she replied. "Two other houses worked an slaved for, when The boy waa but a youngster at my side. Some bonds we took the time be went to war: I've spent my strength against the want of age We've always had some end to struggle for, Mow shame an' ruin smear the final page. "His Pa has been a steady -goin man. Worked 6ay an' night an overtime, as well ; He's lived an dreamed an sweated to his plan To own the house an' profit should we sell; He never drank nor played much cards at night, He's beeu a worker since our wedding day. He's lived his life to what he knows is right. An' why should son of .his now go astray ? "I've rubbed my years away on scrubbing boards. Washed floors for women that owned less An' while they played, the ladies an' the ! "city gentleman, disclosses Mr. Telle lords. j gen in the act of beating up his wife. We smiled an' dreamed of happiness While the average male patron of the to be." motion-picture art hates to whip his na , , uis urae wnere was uie ooy raid I "Out somewhere playin' Like i shot The thought, went home "My God riflo I she gave a cry. We paid too big a price for what we've got." LITTLE BENNY'S NOTE BOOK BY LET! P.iPE. The Park Ave. News Spoax-ts. Sid liunt and Puds Sim kins was out weeling; their baby sis ters in their baby carrides last Friday because they had to, and Sid Hunt dared Puds Simkina to race him frum the telef-raff pole to the corner to see wich baby carridge could get there ferst, and they started to race and Sid Huct was way ahed wen his mothet looked out the window and saw him and made sutch a noise yelling for him to stop that she made Sid lose the race on account of nt:vissnis, and be claimed it was a foul. Latest Fashion Notes. Persey "SVee ver has a pare of new patten leather shoes with sutch" lonp narro toes its a wonder they dont hert his feet and maybe they do. Pome by Skinny Martin. I Havent Missed Mutch. I have a .cuzzin named Edger But I've never saw his face, Because he's grot so meny freckles They take up all the space.' Intristing Facts About Intriating Peeple. Once Sam Cross bawt 3 sents werth of one for a sent lemmin sticks, and .on the way home he discovered he lady had put in 4 lemmin sticks by mistake, so he threw one of them out in the street and wen his gllty con shents wore off and he went back to took for it it wasent there. Lost and. Found. Found A cigar box with 20 marbles in. Reddy Mer fy will return them to you free if you can prove they are yours by discrlb ing every marble. Otherwise the owner will haf to pay sents to get thein back. Moulton Musings BX ROT K. MOULTON". Mlm IMm. She is s great mrin'i secretary. hlu? k-ciH liim aloof from tlie blind). From lpr'. mid from pets wbo are long on requests By leil.nt; tliuui he's "out at lurch.' She kuovri all hia goings anil comings. She's --ise from her head to her lw. She's wise to hiB cores anil his llltie affairs. But never tells blin how MICH she knows. And the great man. himself, would give much tordid pelf To find out just how MCCn she knows." "With the government of Germany changing every day or two, it is rather j auricui. to anow just, wnom we uns at war with. Ambassador Geddes, from England, will have J87.500 a year for entertain ment purposes. ' If he does any en tertaining in Washington this should last him a week or two. - U. -1 . .. , . - Music Is p----"""r' f d. I V.C El v M 1.. I If You Love Music and Have No Training Buy a Genuine ELBURN PIANOLA Voice the niclfxlj that is in your heart play as tliough jrours wro the man talented ten fingers in the world. An .Klburn Pianola with the Metrontyle and TliCDKHlist (-. IuhIvp Pianola dcvlcrn) will endow jmi with a iano p ring ability equal to that of a traiunl pianist. Tlie a-enulne Klburn Pianola will cost Hlightly more than pome player pianos. hut it is wortli much more. Conic try it for yourself you be Ue judge. If you cannot coll, write for catalogue. I.owest Prices in Vnlted States 833 Kansas Ave. HTj ON SECOND THOUGHT BY JAY E. HOUSE. (From rhUadelpbla Public Lell.r.) j" "Dear 'bad man,' " writes an ap preciative reader, who seems to grasp the full measure of our iniquity, "may I inquire - how long you have been bound in the matrimonial fetters? I have been wondering if you are a newly-wed. or if your cryptic observa tions on bliss, domestic, nndomestic and indifferent, are the result of years of experience. When I read the refer ence to Adelaide's fretfulness bcause -you waited at West Philadelphia while she arrived at Broad street, I con cluded you couldn't have been mar ried very long. If you had she would not have cared whether you met her or not. When you openly lament the cost of her spring bonnet I am forced to think you a veteran. Otherwise you wouldn't dare inject the 'casus belli' so early in the game. Will you please settle this very vital doubt in my mind?" Two facts concerning the so-called stern or "rabbit" sex, have impressed us. One of them is that no gent ever forgets the date of his wedding anni versary a second time. The other is that, out of regard for his wife's feel I ings, he never is able to remember how long he has been married, or the ages of his children. We trespass upon the preserves of the dramatic department long enough to predict an enthusiastic welcome for the new Farrar-Tellegen picture. The "fillum," we are advised by the pub- own wife, he greatly enjoys watching another gent in the act of impressing I his physical superiority upon the part ner of his joys and sorrows, ihe Kar-rar-Tellcgen fracas should be a "riot.'' Meanwhile, it ia reassuring to know that Miss Karrar is again able to'-p-pear in the pictures and that she suf fered no ill effects from the cold draft encountered on the occasion of her most recent appearance in Philadel phia. "Do you ever." do-j"Ou-evers S. J. S., "thru your press associations, have any free theater passes?" We never do. But we cherish a hope tho agement In Philadelphia properly will appreciate the value of advertising matter casually injected into the column. . What Io You Make of It, Watson? Sir- Your jibes at the common peo ple are so unnecessary that, altho I have never lived the dog's life, for two terms, as a "dry" mayor elected on a "wet" .ticket, you arouse mo to mark that If, for example, we common peoplo didn't like the movies, as you un fortunately don't, and prefer some writers whose stuff antedates'A. Bris bane's, as you pretend not to, and re call snitching rides on railroad trains or smilingly accepting too much change, as only the c. p. or an ex politician would confess; and rise when women folks ent r the room, as I suppose your avowed principles would not permit, what, pray tell, would enable a strugcling para-trapher to enjoy the fruits of his iniquities? We admit and. indeed, are ready to boast a bit of our weaknesses. Thru them we know what to look for In politicians and corporations and col umnists and things. H. F. D. If Mr. Hoover can't be nominated, the column is for Senator Hardine. Senator Harding's refusal to pretend 'that he is the residuary legatee of i Theodore Rooeevelt endears him to j the people. 1 There are no modest men, but oc- casionally one able lo give an imita I tion of modesty sufficiently lifelike to ! fool the people is found. Dinner Stories The , children were telling a visitor what f. - studied at nchool. "I." i the eldest, "get reading, spelling ind definitions." "And svhat do you got. my little man?" said the visitor, addrewdnj? the littlest one, who had listened in a bored way white the others recited their lists. "Oh. I dets readin spelUn and span kin.' "Did you ever try to lay down the law to your wife?" -'Yes," declared Mr. Meekton. "Did you get by with it?" "I did. After I had agreed to all :he amendments h demanded, he was perfectly satisfied to do as I said." 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