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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE jbURNAL FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 7, 1920'
4 Utrpekn tatr Journal An Independent Newspaper BV Fit ANK P. MAC LKNNAN. VOLUME XLH. .No. 10 a, Entered : s second class matter. OFFICIAL CITS PAI'F.U OF TOPEKA. Sahseriptlaa Kiln h7 Mail. . B snail In admi'C one year JO 0J B'v mail In admiue, nix month... ( llr mall hi iilTiiKf, tHre 1-J By mail iu advance, one month.. - -w Kate by Carrier. One week 15 eenta On, month ' "' Telrphoite r-Ttt. F.aat-ru office: raul Block, representa tive. No. 5 Madison avenue, V Omnrv building. Chicago: Little r.MB.. u..,.n. Kr.oa-e .buliuiiic. Detroit; Lew' Bldg., Buffalo. Member: Aaaodated Press. Af'f"" . .....wo. Vuhllahera' Association, Audit Kureau of Circulation. I Mr. MB KB, OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. Th. Associated I reva is exclusively en tit cd to the use for publication of nil new. diipat. be. credit.', to it or wot olber wie credited In tills I"Pir and also the local news puotif u" 1 FORMATION FOR ALL BK AIJERS Of TUB TOPEK.V StTATB JOIH.NAL. 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Frederic J. Haskln, lircctor. Washing Ion. !. Wheat has returned to war prices and was Quoted at 3.T2 a bushel in the Kansas City market on "Wednes day of this week. On the same day it was stated that in one Kansas town there is awaiting shipment 400.000 bushels of wheat which cannot be moved for lack of cars, the number available being but five in a month. Of what benefit to the producer are high prices if he cannot market his product? Kxisting quotations should bring a flood of wheat to market, but the receipts at Kansas City run well below 100 cars a day. Meantime the price of flur is following the price of wheat upward and nobody seems ayie or willing to afford a remedy. Not only is there lack of freight cars but the railroads will be unable to handle the passenger traffic that will be offered this-year. t In hi- insistence that Johnson Is backed by pro-Germans, Sinn Feiners and other forces hostile to the peace treaty, Mr. Taft is correct. His oppo sition to the treaty naturally drew them to him, and it was doubtless to rally them under his standard that . T . . V. .. . .-. nnao,1 til T.PflCriie Ot-'UMt-Ul rfuimauii viu.t. - e, of Nations, fought the peace treaty and helped throw away the moral fruits of the great war. Oregon Jour nal. Really essential Industries are tn need of more workers than they can get; so, if the great consuming classes of the country were suddenly to stop consuming everything but the bare ne cessities, the incidental displacement of labor would open many eyes to the fact that all the parasites upon the body politic do not live on the main streets of the cities. Te, all of us, live luxuriously compared to the hard lives lived by our forefathers, and a little self-denial would do us all good. A multitude of things are done for us that we could do for ourselves. Think of the men engaged In pandering to the purely decorative Bide of life and those engaged In the production and distribution of absolute luxuries. Even when the things we consume are more or less essential we are prone to waste and consume more than we ac tually need. If we get down to brass tacks and made up our minds to do without everything that is not essen tial, a great change would come over the face of things. In the second year after the Civil war we paid out a total of $!l,000, 00 for pensions, hospital treatment and administration for the veterans; in the twenty-fourth year, $02, 000, 000; and last year, $223,000,000. For the present fiscal year and for 1921 the. amounts to be expended in behalf of World War veterans will be ap proximately $26S.968,99S and $458. 440,000 respectively, without the con templated bonus. " The tax problem is sized up by the Manufacturers' Record this way: "Excess-profits taxes blindfold the public and rifle its pockets; a general-sales tax would take a just toll from a pub lic with its eyes open." As usual the participants in the rail Toad strike will Inevitably take their places among those who will be forced n pb.pv triA M r a , ,r n H nf I h arlilori burden placed upon the shoulders of society by the strike. Even before the strike developed the country was rap idly approaching a crisis in its trans- portation affairs incident to the de- terioration of equipment and the phy sical impairment of the roads. Under the best of conditions months and pos sibly years would have been required to restore the roads to the standard of effiNency demanded for the perform ance of the work of readjusting the country to a peace basis. For two or three weeks preceding the strike the news was full of references to the ef fesf of the car shortage upon indus i" and there were frequent mentions of shut-downs and congestion. Few of the strikers will ever realize Just how much their action added to the handicaps in the way of the attain ment of the things they struck to get. They are still laboring under the de lusion that the possession of money Is a guarantee of bodily and mental well being. DO THEY WANT A BOXCS? With many members of congress declaring that the majority of the people are opposed to bonuses to sol-i diers. there are appearing from vari ous sections of the country protests against proposals to ; recompense ex soldiers by state and national bonus schemes. The chamber of commerce of the state of New York, opposing bonuses ' says; - It Is estimated that the proposed legislation for blanket bonuses will re quire about $2,000,000,000, which brings the total to be derived from the taxation for 1921 up to $6,500,000,000. The estimated federal revenue for 1920-21 being only about $4,600,000. 000. the revenue necessary to pay the proposed blanket bonuses must be ob tained by one of the following meth ods: A retroactive excise tax on war profits, a revival of the rates levied for the year 1918, a heavy tax on lux uries, a general sales tax and another bond issue Any one of these methods would mean an increase in the tax burden upon the business of the country, a burden that is already stifling enter prise, which, In whatever form it may take, will add to and protract the present inflation. The origin of a proposal for blanket bonuses for ex-soldiers seems to have been largely political and inconsistent with the avowed principles of the American Legion, and is contrary to the spirit of patriotism which ani mated the American expeditionary Force. The proposal is neither just nor expedient. If the proposed legislation be bad for business and for the tax payer it could not greatly benefit the soldier. The small amount he would receive would scarcely make up for what he would pay in the end in taxes and in creased cost of living. Altho there may be more or less sn;:-lncnt in the United States favor ing a bonus for our soldiers who par ticipated in the Great War, f iw be lieve that some of the suggestions now offered would be entertained for an instant If it were not for the desire of both parties in congress to create po litical capital out of the movement. In all probability, if ft referendum could be taken among the ex-service men themselves, it would be found that a majority would be against it. The proposal of giving a bonus to healthy men, now engaged in gainful occupations, seems crude and need less. The country owes a debt to all who left their homes in this country to fight th battles for civilization. It should make full reparation to those who were injured and to the families of those who laid down their lives. For those who came back in full health and vigor the honor and glory of participating in the conflict will be satisfaction enough. No paltry money grant could afford compensation for what they endured. General Obregon, leader of the Mexican revolution, is said to be a man of higher intelligence and char acter than Carranza. But since he is not President Wilson's choice for head of the Mexican republic, he may be forced to go the way of Huerta should he succeed In displacing the present executive. Obregon Is reported to be friendly to the United States. This also distinguishes him from Carranza. But even his friendship ssnay not ex tend to saluting the American flag. That la something that now is several years over due. WHERE REFORM IS NEEDED. The need of a budgetary plan of handling federal appropriations is 'so apparent that it seems strange that its adoption has been so long; delayed. One of the latest instances Illustrat ing this need was seen while the for tification appropriation bill was under consideration. f x While the bill was pending an amendment was offered to expend $800,000 "for the protection of the shores of Fort Screven, Georgia." On its face the proposition looked inno cent, but questioning by Mr. Madden of Illinois brought out the fact that the fort is located on Tybee island; that the private residents on the island have spent money in making the place "one of the most attractive summer resorts on the Atlantic coast," as ad mitted by the proponent of the amendment; that beautiful palm trees have been planted where they are in danger of being knocked down by the waves unless certain jetties are built; and that the links in a golf course are in danger of being disconnected by the encroachment of the sea. Representative Madden made it ap parent at once that the real purpose a .Via m An .4 m An m a wm CAIt OOO of federal funds to spend in the pro tection of the summer resort, the palm trees and the golf links. After Mr. Madden had uncovered the facts the amendment was promptly defeated. Budget bills passed by both houses now are in conference and when agreement is reached and the measure receives the signature of the president, it is hopd that it will be impossible for items like the Fort Screven one to get into an appropriation bill. Railroad yardmen at St. Louis voted to return to work, but thru the in fluence of their leaders revoked that action, and determined to remain on strike for a wage Increase from 14.72 to $7.80 per day, which amount would be raised to $9 if their demand was not met within two days, with another dollar added for each succeeding week their demands are ignored. At last reports the wages they were not get ting were still going up Evening Sf org The Ancient Call. By A. W. PEACH. Kathleen and the young surgeon looked at the silent man in the hos pital cot silent save for the Queer gurgling sound that filled the room with every breath he drew. "He's not worth saving." the young doctor said. "He's the worst gun man in the city; the police are tickled to death that they landed him.". As the interne turned' ' away, Kathleen started to speak, but thought better of it. Instead she went to the cot and looked down into the drawn face of her patient. It was a lean, strong face, flushed wTith fever and pain. The blond, wavy hair curled J away from a broad forehead that was suggestive of strength. "So he's -the mysterious gang leader that has kept the police -t bay for so long." she said to herself, smiling. "He looks it like a leader; and if he doesn't die with that wound thru his chest, they'll kill him perhaps." j It may have been because Kathleen was Irish, because in her blood ran the strain of men who cheerfully champion a lost cause as well as one that is certain, whose sympathies are with the underdog, no matter who the dog may be. , "Not worth saving" it was a chal-1 lenge. She would do her best to save him, all that lay in her power. So the battle went on. The uncon-j scious gunman, unknowing still seemed to be fighting to save himself. Hours went, and she kept vigil. Tenacious of life, he clung to the brink of the vast abyss of eternity, re fusing to slip down into the darkness that only the star ol ralth illumines. A man appeared, and said he was the police guard. She smiled and told him that he need' not fear losing his prisoner unless he slipped away at the summons greater than that of the law. In the conversation the guard ex plained that the prisoner was "Shep" Allard, shot in a midnight brawl in which three men were killed. She went off duty for the afternoon. In the evening she went to the room, nodded at the guard and once more took up her special care. The gun man had improved a bit "that kind die hard," the guard had told her. Her Irish heart went out a little more to the silent, suffering fellow, set close around by his foes, yet cling ing gamely to life. The young surgeon on his rounds stopped in, and he looked at her with his keen, cynical eyes. "Kathleen, why such interest in this chap? Now, if you would only be as much interested in me " She turned her dark head in his di rection. "If I knew that you had the courage to do w hat he has done and the brains." she remarked dryly, "I might " With a snort he had gone. The days went. Slowly Allard crept back over the brink, grimly, tena ciously, to life; and she gave him all the aid in her power." as if her strong, capable young hands, locked in his, had aided him. One afternoon she stood looking down at him, and her hefirt pounded as site saw his eyes flutter and open. Dark, courageous, searching even in the dim consciousness that was his, his eyes took her in, and then she saw the light of his spirit, in spite of his determined effort, recede and fade again in unconsciousness. It left her trembling. "Of all things in this queer world, have I been fall ing in love with a gunman?" she asked herself. Somebody else thought so, evidently, her doctor lover, for that evening in the nurses' dining hall a friend said, smiling faintly, "Katie, what's this I hear? You getting interested in that criminal? Don t, dearie, for heaven s sake; it's just like you. You ourht to have been living In the days of the vikings or the cavemen. Just because there's fighting blood in you he ap peals to you." Kathleen looked at her with gray, dreaming eyes. "Honey, you're right about this; I do admire and some day shall love a man with a fighting heart. Yes'm." She buttered her bread calmly. All the next day he hovered between The Woman Who Loved and Et&rneda A Modem Story ot Home and Business By JANE PHELPS A CHANCE MEETING. CHAPTER 101. "Feel better, dear?" Robert asked as we reached home. We had taken the car back. I felt less nervous and, unused to such a long walk, I still felt pleasantly tired. "Very much," I answered rather absently, my mind busy with some thing that had been- said. "That's what you need, getting out." Man-like, he considered the matter settled. "Tomorrow night is window night" a weekly task I still helped him with. "We will have dinner at that little restaurant you like so much and go to a movie. I must'nt let you get blue." "I'm not going to!" I answered de cidedly. Just how I was going to pre vent the feeling of depression, the sense of stagnation that was slowly taking all pleasure out of my days. I had not considered. But I had de cided that I would do something, find something to fill my days I must, or go frantic. The next day I took another long walk. I could think better in the open. I turned in at the park, think ing to rest a while before I returned home. I walked on, looking for an un occupied bench, and came face to face with Marion Hovey. "Good afternoon." I said calmly, altho I knew I flushed, and trembled a little. I had not seen her since she so shamelessly as I then thought told me she loved Robert. "Good afternoon. Mrs. Meredith." She had grown pale. I was hurrying by naturally I had no inclination to stop and talk with her when she held out her hand and stopped me. "I want to speak to you just a minute." I waited. , "I hear 3'ou have gone to house keeping, and that Robert is happy that he doesn't go to pool rooms any more and " ' She stopped, evidently embarrassed. I would not help her by so much as a word. "I suppose 1 should feel ashamed to talk to you after telling you that I Io what I did that day you came to the house. But I'm not not ashamed, altho I can't help feeling embarassed there is nothing in an honest love to make one ashamed, and my feeling and actions toward consciousness and darkness. At dusk he was himself, altho too weak to speak. His eyes followed her serenely about the room. She said nothing to him except to bid him good night. He smiled faintly by way of re ply. - ' That nght In her room there came, jarringly, into her mind the thought that as soon as he could speak the officers of the law would come to question him, and beyond that loomed his trial and the death-cell if it lay within their power to bring him there. ' "Foolish, foolish! I must Remember who he is but I vriah I could save him." ran the current of .her thought. Allard gained rapidly,' and he tried to speak, but was not allowed to talk. Once, however, he caught her hand, and with his dark, steady eyes on her whispered simply. "You are very good to me." And she, even angry at ner self. had blushed an Irish rose. The succeeding days brought mat ters to a rapid climax. One phase of it appeared when it dawned upon her that Alla.d was looking at har with more than the glance of interest & patient gives an attractive nurse. She did not know, though she guessed, that it was the old, old story of the call of the heart that carries beyond mountains and seas, over dif ferences of position and time, and will, we hope, reach over the gates of death. Then came the officers the trim attorney frorr the district Attorney's office, the 'stenographer and the chief detective. At their coming she reluc tantly withdrew and close the door be hind her and stood silent. The young doctor passed and smiied. "'The torture cnamber, eh?" He sobered at her dumb stare and went on. She was still waiting when the door opened and the three men came out. Their faces wore mixed looks of amusement, digust and pleasure. "Did he?" she said impulsively. The gray-headed detective eyed her sharply. "He did not. In fact, young lady, I am of the opinion that your pa tient is Mr. Elmer Jackson, of some little burg in Nevada: that one of the thugs he shot was Allard." She stood dumb.-and then she went into the room. The lean, strong face was smiling. "Now, wouldn't that make a man weep! I come from, a ranch in old Nevada; I come to this thundering, big, lonesome town, go out for a walk, get in a tough part of town, see two chaps pitch on to a third, jump in without asking the whys of it, the other three get done for.- and thev have me up for beine iie worst gunman in the city. I can shoot a bit, and when I saw those thugs well, I had to pitch in. Wouldn't you have done the same?" he asked with interest. Something as bi? as a mountain going from her heart, she laughed a bit weakly. ' "Man, I would have pitched in with you if I had been there! You're a man after my own heart!" She stopped, stricken at the mean ing that might go into her words. He put inr" "And you're a girl after mine. Say, it's all queer, but you and I " "Hush," she said gently. "You can tell me later and I'll I'll listen!" v (Copyright, 1920, bv the MeCIure News . paper Syndicate.) Dinner Stories f A group of ex-aviators in the Cleve land Aviation club were discussing their various experiences. One mem ber told of loaning his auto, (flivver species) to a sick friend so he could reach his home in the country. The machine was wrecked and the ower inquired if the sick friend how it all happened. "Well, I felt pretty shaky at the start, but as I went out and struck a good stretch of road. I 'gave her the gun' and was skimming along and began to feel better till the blamed boat just naturally "took off!'" " 'You mustn't put both butter and jam on your bread, Tommy. We can't afford it." " 'But I'm doing it to save, mum my.' "'How does it save?' " 'Why, the same bit of bread does for both.' " Robert were honest And because I do care for him, I am glad that he is happy. That is what I wanted you to know. It was that all the time. I wanted to make him happy I didn't care ferr myself." She stopped a moment, but did not move from in front of me. Again I waited without a word. "I hear you have given up your position. . You were wise to wait no longer. You would have lost Robert if not to me, to some other woman who thought of him first, herself after ward. It was a brave thing for you to do after he had lost, his grip on things, and couldn't earn as much as you did you see. I know. When a man's heart is full of bitterness and he knows someone who . sympathizes, he tells more than he means to often. But if you really love Robert you will be repaid a thousand times over be fore you are thru. "But youw!M have to be patient with him, and yourself. He can't come back in a month or a year to what he was when you married him the gav, ambitious Robert Meredith we all knew. When he told us of you, he spoke so proudly, so happily. You were to make his life all that was won derful. And you nearly ruined him!" "Have you finished?" "Almost, I have wanted to talk to you again. I had not meant to say as much. I wanted to tell you how big and brave I thought you now that you realized what it was up to you to do. I have seen Robert once or twice and he looks so' happy. The only time I ha-e talked with him he could speak Of nothing but you how wonderful you were, and the lovely-home you had made for him. I am glad, altho per haps you won't believe me. Glad that Robert is happy with you. Sometime you will be happy, too." "What makes you say that? I am happy now." "No. not happy. Tour face shows that you aren't contented. But re- 1 member that love, real love, is worth j any sacrifice a woman can make." men witn a quick change, "I didn't mean to preach thank you for talk ing with me. or rather, letting me talk. Good afternoon." For a long minute I stood staring after her. What a queer girl! But I no longer feared her. (Tomorrow Gerry renews her de termination.) - 'International Sunday School Lesson BY. WILLIAM T. ELIJS. 1 For May 9 is, "Ell and His Sons." I Samuel 2:12:17; 4:7:18. Light for a Dark Day. Were there ever before in the world so many depressed and discouraged persons? Gloom seems to have set tled upon the blows of all who are thoughtful and watch the world. Whichever way one looks upon the horizon trouble appears; one sees "na tions in commotion" everywhere. Peace seems almost -as tragic as war. The high idealism of the days of bat tle is Being dissipated; statesmanship in the old world and politics in the new are under a blight. . Selfishness is ascending the thrones of earth. Churches report spiritual dcadness and decrease of membership. n Such is the state of society, in one seeming. It all recalls the dark days of our Lesson, when the Ark ot the Lord was captured by the Philistines, after the Israelites had been terribly defeated. To a short view it appeared that utter ruin had come upon the na tion. Yet at once we are struck by the fact that this bit of ancient history, appointed for the study of millions by a far-visioned committee of scholars possessing historical perspective, is treated onlv in its relation to one man and his family. The assigned Lesson topic is not "The Defeat of Israel Dy the Philistines," or "The Capture of the Ark of the Covenant;" but simply, "Eli and His Sons." Is the essential fact in the great story the personal history of one family? So it seems. . Who Is the Successful Man? Since it is the resent fashion to throw all the old standards in the cru cible, suppose we mak-e this Eli study an occasion for discarding, for the mo ment, the popular measures of a man's achievement. Up unfil now the palm for success, the world around, has gone to the man who has achieved the most money, and consequently, the most power. Philosophers thruout the centuries have in one way or an other shown the fallacy of this view. Reason, scorn and wit have been aimed at the error of making riches the gauge of suctcsp. Dean Swift bit ingly said, "You may know what the Lord Almighty thinks of money by the kind of person He gives it to!" Our own day is ready for the propc- sition, at least theoretically, that the ruthless pursuit of material wealth is chiefly what has made a mess of the world. We assent to the contention that a man must produce some better proof of success than the mere posses sion of money. Our common sense tells us that some of our ghastliest failures are men who have "made" millions. Every reader of these lines can pause here and name over to him self wealthy men who must be writ ten down as unsuccessful. Without running the gamut of the various forms of achievement that are better than the acquisition of money, permit me, in the presence of Eli and his sons, to advance the generalization that no man is wholly successful who had not reared worthy sons. Suppose we were to develop the habit of ask ing about every man not, How much is he worth?" but always, "How are his sons doing? What sort of boys has he reared ?" Upon the man whose sons turn out badly the brand of failure would then rest. Such an arbitrary standard would, like all other fixed measures, work individual hardship; but the principle would make for a better world. A Remedy for Today's Ills. Assuredly neither Bolshevism nor reaction is going to remedy what is wrong with our times. Nor will pro hibition on woman suffrage orv single tax or new political parties or the cur ious spiritual cults that offer them selves by the dozen. This new standard of success will do so. When the training of sons and im pliedly, of daughters also becomes the supreme business of society, its one accepted evidence of success in life, then all that is wrong will be made right. Men will no longer toler ate conditions that are subversive of proper child-rearing. Likewise they will turn to all the forces, such as hunie religion, which make for char acter in children. If sons are to be the principal product of life, and the one test of a man's powers, then other interests will fall into their proper and proportionate places. Whatever is wrong will be made right when men develop an ambition to be, above all else successful fathers. Eli personified what was amiss with Isreal. He had position, the highest in his nation, and he had power, as well as personal probity. He was a "good" man. But a failure. He had neglected his sons. By so doing he had permitted and encouraged rotten ness in the very fabric of the state. Eli was a monumental failure, like thousands of modern men who have seemed great. The Price We Pay. A certain eminent lawer gave stated afternoons and evenings, and all of Sunday, as well as summer holidays, to being with his sons- What availed fame and fees if his family failed? He knew that no substitute may be hired for a father; the greatest teach ers cannot take the place of a parent, to be loved and admired and followed. Right here is the pinch of the prob lem of many men. A high price must be paid for success in parenthood. It takes more brains and character to rear a fine family than it does to make a million dollars. It may sound easy to serve as the head of a family but every good father knows otherwise- For one thing, a man cannot lead his son in a direction in which he is not coing himself. There is no corrective for character like the father's job of being a pattern. The true parent must be able to say, like Jesus and Paul. "I have given you an example." If fewer parents lived for show and vanity and pleasure and pursuit of money, we should have less of a national perplexity in the frivol ity and carnal-mi ndedness of our youth. Most child-problems are really parent-problems. If there were fewer failures at the EH job there would be fewer Phine hases and Hophnis. Also there is the other side to the case. Eli missed manhood's highest joy, delight in the sons of his body. A good son is more happiness than a private yacht and a fleet of automo biles and a huge bank account. Pride of place can never make up for lack of pride in one's own offspring. The father of noble boys needs envy no man his lesser forms of wealth. Poor Eli walks thru Holy writ a pathetic figure, his face ever black ened by the shadow of the sons who were so evil that they besmirched his own goodness. Eli had failed in his primary religious duty for the train ing aright of a family is not merely a privilege, but also a clear duty, en joined by Scriptures and even his oc cupancy of the high priesthood could not make up for that. Forty years as judge of Israel were All discounted by his shortcomings as a father. Eli's niche in history Is among the great failures. Withal, there is a spiritual dignity about Eli, as he bows in submission to the will of Jehovah. He knew his own shortcoming and he preserved to the end his spiritual faith, the philos ophy which Wordsworth lias set forth in noble measure: "One adequate support For the calamities of mortal life F.xists one only: an assured belief That the procession of our fate, nowe'er Sad or disturbed, is ordered by a Being Of Infinite benevolence and power. Whose everlasting purposes embrace All accidents, converting them to good." LITTLE BENNY'S NOTE BOOX BY LEE PAPE. Yestidday Mrs. Watkins asked me if I wunted to make a dime, saying. My baby carridge is at Stimsins hardware store having the weels fixed, will you go and get it and push it back for me? Wich I started to do, thinking, Gosh, I hope none of the fellows is out. And I got half way back with it without seeing eny of the fellows wen all of a suddin I saw Pudge Simkins and Skinny Martin and Leroy Shooster down the street spinning tops, me thinking. Heck, darn it. And there was some red hedded kid going past, and I sed. Hay, do you wunt to make a sent push this thing down to the corner for me, my arms are getting tired, and the red hedded kid Bed, Not for a sent I wont, 3 sents is wat I charge for pushing baby carriages, and I sed, O all rite. 111 give you 3. And he jjushed it down past Puds and Skimy and Leroy Shooster, me wawking in back of htm as if I dident even know who he was, wich I dident, and he stopped pushing it down at the corner, me saying. Ill give you the S sents as soon as I get the dime frum the lady. Wich jest then I saw some more of the fellows playing hop skotch in the next block, and I sed. Well as long as you made 3 sents you mite as well make 3 more, push it past those fellows up there and 111 give you 3 more. Nuthing doing, my rates has gone up, theyre 8 sents now. I just joined the union, sed the red hedded kid, and I sed, Well holey emoaks, lm eny going to get a dime, and he sed Thats none of my bizniss, and jest then the fellows started to look down the street and I sed, O all rite, darn it. 111 give you 6 if you push it all the way. 111 push, it all the way for 8, wats you think I am, a strike breaker? sed the kid. Wich I had to promise him 8, making 11 alltogether, and he pushed it all . the way to Mrs. Wat- kinses, me wawking in back of him as if I was jest taking a wawk by myself, and wen Mrs. Watkins gave me the dime I had to give it to the red hedded kid and 5 marbles besides to make up for the exter sent, f Proving enythmg is better than being imbarrassed. George Matthew Adams Daily Talk ROUND BY ROUND. Real ' progress never Jumps it creeps. The wise creator of the world and of human beings is the authority for this statement. If this were not true, then there would be no babies, no little flowers poking their stems out of the fresh spring earth, no acorns from which great oaks might be. Life is round by round. Success Is that way, too. Happiness is brought about in the same way. It is when we want to see things happen all at once big things achieved, without any little things first, that confusion and discourage ment set in. Round by round Is the way up all right! It takes great patience. It takes much courage. There is test a-pl?nty. But every round made, brings you closer to the top and nearer to your goal. To bcome irritated is an evidence of misunderstanding. "On, and on. and on and on!" was the watchword of Columbus and his little band in their rude-small ship Round by round, minute by minute, job by job, and day by day. Stick it out on this plan, with faith in your self, and the big glory is sure to come. Never mind the "side shows." Buy your ticket for the main show. It al ways Includes the "side shows" if the main show is important enough. Round by round remember! Questions Answers Q. What i tb averflgf? salary of eotin trv school teachers? M. R. A. The Bureau of Education states that forty-6er-n .states made reports for V.r20.. ' Thre counties were wlected at random from each state and the teachers included elementary and high school. Thz aTrape salary was found to be $'.,. 6. Q. ?nsol1ne 19 almost 30 cenrn now. Can you tell me what It cost before automo biles began to use it? 1. II. N. A. Ia IKK), gasoline gold for 6 cents a gallon. , 6. Who is the richest man In th world! U B. M. A. John D. Kockcfeller. whose wealth Is estimated at close to a billion dollars, is rated as the richest man tn the world. Q. When was the English sparrow brought to this country? I. M. C. A. This bird was introduced into a few American communities In 1801, and St baa spread thruout the-country. Q. What will b the increase In pay of pn listed men In th? navy and army under the new law? J. E. H. A. An agreement whereby enlisted men in the nary will receive an arerage pay increase of HIv.. and enlisted men la the army 20. was reached by the senate and houFe onferees on April 24. Q. How much gold has the t'nlted Rttes in Qoojparisoa with other countries? C. T. G. , A. In the estimated monetary stook of jroM of this oontry was $3,15V fkOO.OOO. which excC'led the estimated com bined boMinga of Franc-. England, Jrily. I?iisia. (ffrmnnr anrl Japan. France held $fW4.(X0.ftOO:. England 0&r.0W.000 : Italv a,(XMk(X)0; Kusaia $4J2.ono.rt0: Germany JTl'OOtx ).') and Japan .000.000. Q. Why i Tennessee nicknamed tn Voluntopr State? N. M. I. A. Tennessee furnihd the trreatenf: number of volunteer, during the Seminole war and the War of 1812, tbus gaining this nickname. Q. What Is the mesning of P. Q. R. whfh appears on the Roman, Standard? W. T. S. A. The letters stand for the motto, ften atua Ponulusnne Romaous the Senate and the Roman people.. Abt reader can get the answer to any onestioti by writing The Topeka State Journal Information Bureau. Frederic J. Hnskin. director. Wasbinarton. D. f Tbis offer applies strictly to information The I Bureau cannot gire advice 00 legal, medi 1 cal. and fin.mt-utl matters. It does not attempt ot nettle donwatic trouble, nor fo undertake exhaostlre research on any aub- .tet. Writ yoor question plainly and briefly. Gire full name aud address and enclose tt cents tn stamps for return postage, am replies are sent direct the inquirer.) JUST FOLKS BY EDGAR A. GTJE6T. MOBILITY. Skill Is not ail that makes a man. Nor flowery phrase of gifted speech. Sometimes the humblest toiler can The greater heights of service reach; 'Twero better If men honored here. Abova success, the kindly deed. The helping hand, the voice of cheer Which aerTca another's hour of need. Skill baa been known to tell a lie. Fame baa been known to scorn the weak. Men. who bv power are lifted bleb. Bitter and cruel words may speak; Not merely with the brain and hand Does man perform bis earthly role Be who with men is fit to stand. Must nave nobility of soul. B1se high to glory At yon can. But never cease to play the friend,. Be everywhere the rentleman. And you ahall conquer in the end : Boast not nor think too much of skill,'' Be patient in each trying hour. Be hnmble here and kindly still . ven tbo you shoald rise to power. Nor pomp nor pride nor splendid feat Kxcuse a man for sin and shame. Who stoops to folly and conceit Dims the fair lustre of his fame: For better far than words of praise Which follow hrlllianee vtA Urn At&u Are words to cheer, and gentle ways. ini inese tne om world aorelv needs. Copyright 1920 by Edgar A. Guest. Dorothy Dix Talks BY BOROTHT DIX WeiM's Richest Paid Woman Writer. Parasitic Sons f. Among my acquaintances is a fam ily which consists of a mother and her three daughters and one son. The girls are all in business, and every Saturday night turn in their unopened pay envelopes to their mother. That supports the family. There is no other Income. The son, a big, husky young fellow with plenty of intelligence, who is ten tiroes as able to work as his sisters and who could earn twice or three times what any one of them does, works only when the spirit moves him. Which is seldom. He doesn't have to work. lie doesn't really need to because whether he works or not, he is sure of three good meals a day, better than his sis ters get for mother saves up the tid bits for him; a good place to sleep, and a little pocket money for which he can always stand mother up. The sisters are naturally very much outraged at this state of affairs, but when they protest against it, and tell their mother that they do not feel called upon to support a lazy loafer, even if he la their brother, the mother turns upon them in fury and demands to know what sort of stony hearts they have that they begrudge their poor brother a bite of food and a place to lay his head. Then she weeps and says that she will never turn her own son out of her house and shut her door in his face; that as Ions; as she has a crust she will divide with him, and give him her last penny- So the scene ends, and when the parasitic son comes in, mother cooks him up something extra to make up for the way his mean sisters treat him in not being willing to support him. Then she gives him the last of the housekeeping money, and runs an ac count with the grocer which the girls have to pay in the end. "And what are we going to do about it?" inquire the girls. "We love our mother and hate to hurt her, but we feel that it is neither right nor just for three frail, "delicate women to have to support an able-bodied man, and be able to lay up nothing for the fu ture because all of their excess earn ings go to pay for his excesses." Of course it is neither just nor right either to the girls, or to the boy for that matter, for their mother to take their money to keep him in Idleness, but how anybody is going to get jus tice out of a woman where her idol ized son is doncerned, is a problem far beyond my poor ability to solve. Biologists tell us that mothers can not help loving their sons better than their daughters and having a different feeling toward them. It has some thing to do with a boy Inheriting more from his mother than his father. Anyway, they say that it is a fixed law of nature, and the mothers can not help it, poor things, since loving is not a matter of volition, but of some mysterious "attraction that we can neither understand nor explain. Perhaps this accounts for the case cited above, and a hundred similar ones that each of us can recall in which a mother who was a good woman, and really loved her daugh ters dearly, nevertheless sacrificed them without a pang of compunction to their brothers. (Copyright. 181, br the Wheeler Syndicate lad On Record ship ments of $3 or more we pay the postage. On lose than that add 10c extra. rti r : i Mill !l m f'ii i 1 1 : ' Sheals Be la E trra'B library. Songs Without Words Mnda!sobn I .40 Wlliiam Tell Overture Uosslnl L80 Rhapsodle Hongolae No. 15 Liszt. .90 i:ustie of Spring Slndlog 1 00 Polka Ie roo-ert Bartlett , ,arj Polonaise Mllltaire Chopin ,gQ facial Atteartlam G1tb to Kail Oram. We Far Paataa-a a Oreera mt Thrwt fllare mnd af are. On leas thaa three eollars add 10c far cah roll. r Send the Kiddie to 1 lie Children's Hour Ratardajr, 10 to II. They will enjoy It. rhuoe ON SECOND THOUGHT BY JAY E. HOUSE. (From Philadelphia Public Ledtr.) A Ftt Words With Ring Lardncr. Sh- I think you ought to know about how you are making trouble in ray family and I would of wrote you about it before, only I never thought of it till this minute. Tou see on ac count of lis living in a room and bath Adelaide does not have nothing much to do on Sunday morning but make trouble. And so we sat atound, me smoking and saying nothing and her looking at the pictures and read ing the automob'.le sjdveTtlstng and about how you can rent two rooms and bath over a grocery store for (300 a month, or 1250 a month without the bath; which is all right with me, be cause I hate to take one anyway. Well, pretty soon she looks over at me and says. "Is that your third or fourth cigar this morning?" and I says, "t don't remember and what difference does it make, because while I am not rich, and far from it. I am able to afford all of the cigars I want to smoke, be they much or little, on ao countrof me having a brother-in-law in the business and getting them on a rate at nine cents apiece. . Well, that shuts her up for a little while, but you know it never is perma nent. Ring, and about the time I settle back and forget I'm married again she says, "Have you read Ring Gardner's article this morning?" And I says, 'I have not, and plea-ie do not call It an article, for anybody who has been married to a newspaper man for eight years ought to know that anything that gets into a newspaper is stuif,' and that's what this fellow I.ardner writes." Then she says, "Well, you ought to read it because it is very funny." and 1 says, "Did you ever see this fellow Lardner?" and she says, "No; of course not," and I says, "Well, if you ever seen him they might be some excuse in your laughing at him, but unless you have seen him they a e nothing funny about him." And then she says, "All that's the matter with you is tha you're jealous. You claim to be a humorist, but you haven't said anything funny since I met you. If a man can't say anything funny in eleven year he is not a humorist, and, besides, if, you were a humorist wo probably would be living in a house in Greenwich, Connecticut, instead of a room and bath in West Philadelphia. I laugh at Mr. Lardner every Sunday, and I imagine he is so funny he keeps his wife in good humor all the time." Well, the first tiling anybody knows there is a row on and another Sundny is spoiled. I haven't had a peaceful Sunday since you come east, and I think you ought to know it. If a man Is breaking up another man's home it is nothing more than right that he should be told about it. Tou probably wonder why I don't like your stuff and never read it. I think you talk too much about your self. The way you do it and get sway with it makes me sick. I was the first columnist who ever talked about him self in his column, and I was doing it and getting by with it when you in high school In Niles. Allchigan. if yot ever was in high school, which I doubt. And here you come along and stealmy stuff and get rich at it. An other thing, you are not reliable. I have tried your recipe for making rye whisky. I got it when I was out In Kansas last winter. I want to say to the readers of the paper who you are trying to mislead that you can't drink the stuff after it is made. I didn't trv your recipe for Scotch. I wouldn't try to make Scotch on a bet. That'a what I think of Scotch. But I do say they are no recipe i for Scotch that tastes any worse than Scotch does. J. E. H. Observations of the CaUowlilll Thistle. The women of the world are divided Into two classes: those who are locked away in the harem and those who wish they were. There ia much more to life than the duty of potential parenthood. Nothing expands a man so much as to ask his advice on any subject. It is perfectly Justifiable to mislead a snoop. THE THISTLE. We note another entry in the cate gory of supine foolishness. We refer, of course, to the overall "fad." When It comes to the matter of negotiating distance without getting anywhere the American people are the greatest trav elers in the world. There are so many opportunities for getting rich that it seems hardly worth while to direct the attention of the poor and worthy to another. But the fact is. the Osage Indians have sold their oil leases, and have collected the money. WW?- 3. Victor Records 14251 Home. 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