THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL 24, 1920
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Tlil'KKA STATE JOlltNAL. 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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
"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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
(Copyright, 1919, by the "tVneeler Syndicate
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
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
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attempt ot settle domestic troubles, nor to
undertake exhaustive research on any sb
iect. Writ vour nuestion olalnlv ami
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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
"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
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
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
"Go get your hat," the man com
The Woman Who Loved and
Earned A Modern Sto-y ot Home and Business
By JANE PHELPS
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
"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
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
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
"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
"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
"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.
f Copyright, 1020, bv the McClure1 News
George Matthew Adams
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
Its outstretched arms hold firmly a
new-born baby. And the baby is smil
The sculptor was a woman. So that
each delicate curve was fashioned in
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
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
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
"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.
BY EDf.AK A. GUEST.
"They say my boy is bad she said to tne,
A tired old woman, thin and very frail;
"They caught hiui robbing railroad cars
. Must spend from five to seven years Jo
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
The house- we live In," slowly she
"Two other houses worked an slaved for,
The boy waa but a youngster at my side.
Some bonds we took the time be went to
I've spent my strength against the want
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
He's lived an dreamed an sweated to his
To own the house an' profit should we
He never drank nor played much cards at
He's beeu a worker since our wedding
He's lived his life to what he knows is
An' why should son of .his now go
"I've rubbed my years away on scrubbing
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
"Out somewhere playin' Like i
The thought, went home "My God
gave a cry.
We paid too big a price for what we've
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
BX ROT K. MOULTON".
She is s great mrin'i secretary.
hlu? k-ciH liim aloof from tlie blind).
From lpr'. mid from pets wbo are long
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
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 . .. , . -
d. I V.C El v M 1.. I
If You Love Music and Have No
Training Buy a Genuine
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
If you cannot coll, write for catalogue.
833 Kansas Ave.
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
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
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
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.
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
"Oh. I dets readin spelUn and
"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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