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THE TOgEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL- FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 21, 192QT
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Write your request briefly, sigu jour name and addreaa plainly, enclose a 2-cen atnmp for return postage and address, the Tol'KA STATE JOL'U.NAL INtUKMA. HON HUHEAU. Frederic J. lUsslu, Director, Washing ton. . t A spokesman for the railway broth erhoods and unions recently declared that "probably the ' most aggravated factor In. the situation from the labor standpoint is that the same powerful Interests which fire so manifestly ex ploiting the needs of the public and the toil of the workers have embarked upon a deliberate campaign of propa ganda and misrepresentation to fasten .upon labor the responsibility for high, prices; in other words, to play off the two set of victims, the public and the , workers against eash other." Admit ting that the speaker was right still labor can't escape Its share -of respon sibility for high prices to the extent that they, have proceeded from strikes. The meat packers have been driven out of the grocery business by the gov ernment. Has anybody noticed a de cline In the price of groceries? Elim ination of the packer competition should Increase the grocers' volume of business and enable them to conduct It on a smaller margin, but no benefit appears to have accrued to the con ' turners. What the country appears to need is less of government in business and more of business In government. It Is Indicated from Washington that President Wilson may refuse to recognise the new Mexican govern ment it that government recognise Villa. It is difficult' to see wherein Villa is worse than Carranza. The for mer robbed and killed Americans in person, while the latter permitted his hired men to do It. Our meddling' In Mexican affairs in the wrong way and t the wrong time has brought on most of the troubles in that country. "There are signs of a fundamental change in the business outlook today," I". H. Sisson of the Guaranty Trust company said to the convention of manufacturers this week. "Mer chants are more hesitant, In response to a marked reduction In the Intensity of the demand for various classes" of roods. There is a noticeable slack ening of the current requirements in various lines. This influence la being felt in the tendency to reduce the prices of goods already produced and awaiting consumption. How far this will go In reducing the physical vol ume of goods to be produced depends upon the degree to which the curtail ment of demand 1 merely a rttetlon against high prices." , A slump In corn In th Chicago mar ket this week was attributed to th failure of two banks In Xansaa Gam blers In grain and stocks seize upon the slightest excuse to "bull" or "bear" the market. Many years ago, before yellow fever had been eradi cated, there lived in Topeka a man who always bought pork futures fol lowing a report of an outbreak of the ffver In the south. He said the ap pearance of the disease in New Or leans or Memphis was certain to b followed by a rise In the price of mess pork, "d Vie appeared to be right about It. Col. George Harvey in an editorial in his Weekly designed to point out t hat h evidently regards as an evil of the attempt 4 select presidential can didates by statewide primaries sayst "If one of the principal Republics?! candidate should b nominated for the presidency next month, his most truculent Democratic opponent could' say nothing worse against him than has) already been said by another of his own party colleagues, and the bulk of the Democratic 'campaign mater ial used against him would Infallibly be. Of Republican-origin. In such cir cumstances It would not be surprising if the nominating convention should decide that it would be Inadvisable to choose any of the leading candidates, who had been thus maligned and dis credited by thir own party rlvaJr. and to select Instead some 'dark horse' whs had been ad obscure as to escape vilification." Ha points out that this situation is a direct outgrowth of the present system of primary elections preceded by popular campaigns which In many oasea are almost as elaborate and pecuniarily expensive as the ac tual electoral campaign, and which. this year at any rate, are marked with filly as bitter attacks by. rival leaders within the party ranks as ,we have been accustomed to see made , by one party against th other. f J 't' .!)!.".' V ... 1 CAl-TIO I.V CONGRESS. ' The proposed bonus legislation la regarded by the New York Sun as an attempt to buy the votes of the sol diers. Possiply the beneficiaries may feel the same way about it and while taking the money they may vote for tha other man. Indications point to postponement of congressional action until after the recess In June; and there ar prophets who claim that If so long delayed it will not reappear until after the No vember elections, inasmuch as politi cians of both parties find it quite im possible to decide on, a policy that will surely prove helpful in vote getting;. Certain facts now obtrude, says the Washington Herald, that did riot He so near the Surface a fortnight ago. The legion or "soldier vote" is by no means so united in demand for aid as it was thought" was the case. Pro tests against "bonus" legislation on the scale planned, and at this crisis in the nation's fiscal readjustment, are eom lng, UP' from quarters that cannot be disregarded. If informal action by Democrat and "Insurgent" Republican members of the house be conclusive, such legisla tion when passed must appear to put the Incident of taxation on the few, not tha many. The cost of living for the Consumer must no,t be further in creased. If the bills are to be paid they 'must be settled mainly by war profits. In whatever form the legislation comes from the house It must expect attack in the senate of the sort Indi cated by Senator Thomas's speech. Senators, because of their long tenure of office, have less to fear from any temporary criticism by disappointed claimants for aid. Whatever the outcome of this con troversy may be, continues the Herald, the fact that It rages Indicates anew the truth of the claim that war's ulti mate .. costs are quite ' unpredictable. The soldier gets his charges to show his courage on the battle field, The lawmaker faces his test when he comes to grips rith legislation that reasoned prudence condemns but sen timent approves. Th packers have issued a state ment declaring that wholesale meat prices have declined 4 cents a pound the past year. It should be noted In this connection that the prices of live stock have declined approximately 10 cents a pound in tha same ime while the price of meat on the table has not declined at all and at the restaurants is higher than ever before. The con sumer must Work out the answer. " i ' THE SLUMP IV PRICES. Evidences indicate a serious effort on the part of the commercial inter eats to reduce price levels systemati cally in hopes of avoiding a disastrous break in markets. Several great retail concerns in New York, Philadelphia and Boston have announced reductions of prices running without, reservation thru their entire stocks and amount ing to from 20 to 25 per cent. The sincerity of purpose of these commer cial leaders las psssed unchallenged and the event has been hailed in many quarters as a sane precaution. Particularly has the effect been felt In the textile Industries. Th report is current In th east that lessened de-' mand for fabrics of woolen and cotton are regarded as forecasting a general slump. Manufacturers of cloth are pussled over an unprecedented num ber of cancelations of orders, tho there Is an attempt to attribute this to stric tures In the money market and diffi culties with transportation. There Is one factor, however, says the Detroit News, whieh seems to be overlooked the power of suggestion upon the public mind. What every body is saying, everybody will event ually do. A few months ago it was the common talk that because of pros perity and the abundance of money, people would pay any price. It be came popular to say even that the peo ple preferred to pay the higher prices, and doubtless under the Influence of this suggestion th public generally "paid tha price and asked no ques tions." Such a frame of mind encour aged profiteering. It the people ex pected to be relieved of their super- I f luous money, there were dealers will ing to accommodate. But within recent days the pendu lum has swung toward sanity. The overall movement, while In Its direct application, probably insignificant, in troduced into public thought tha sug gestion of economy. The consumer, long on the defensive, suddenly real ised he had the moral support of his fellows If he followed his Inclination to resist Imposition. "Wear old clothes." "Boycott the profiteer," and like, slogans changed th frame of mind of many people and the reflex of this sentiment was felt In commer cial circles. The people who fool the bills can always control th situation if they care to do so. Th financiers have decided en de flation of th currency as a remedy for high prices. But Inflation of pro duction would produce th tame re sult with less danger of harming bust nesav ' Evening Story Mary's Boarder. , BY LINCOLN ROTMBLUM. She had a plain name. , Surely nothing could be plainer than Mary. Ant) she was very plain to look at; the sort one passes In a crowded street or busy department store without even a subconscious second thought. But with her name and appearance ended Mary's plainness. Resplendent as a flaming torch, her character of sacri ficing; unselfishness shone forth. Mary's mother, having; set for her daughter the example,, had quietly gone to her last rest; quite as calmly and meekly as she had served her husband and four sons during the five and twenty years past. Hers had, in deed, been a service unheralded and unacclaimed. Mary assumed the role thus vacated without murmur or thought of proteBt. and in equally si lent fashion the head of the house hold and its four male heirs took for granted that it was proper and fitting for Mary to serve and meet their wiants; took it for granted with cus tomary masculine complacency. And so, when rising costs and re stricted earnings necessitated the ad ditional income that could be derived from a boarder. Mary uttered nq syl lable of complaint that her work would be thus Increased. It was one of those hot nights In July when even the setting of the sun seemed to bring no surcease from the torrid humidity of the day. From the stove, steaming with the evening sup per. Mary turned a parboiled counte nance as the door was shoved wider open and her father entered with thC "boarder." who, as he timidly fol lowed Into the room, gingerly de posited his very new. valise close to the door, as if to havd it immediately ready should the course of events deem hasty departure expedient. Mary's father hung his hat and coat on a nearby hook, reached for his smoke-blackened meerschaum from the Shelf above the sink, cleared his throat and said y way of introduc tion: "Mary, this Is the boarder." Then he trudged from the room, leav ing murky traces of mortar across the floor to testify to his profession. Mary encouraged the fire with an other block of wood and aggravated the pot of stew by vigorous stirring, which filled the kitchen with billows of steam. "This way is your room," she mo notonously droned, and reached to pick up the valise. The man looked his surprise at the action and inter ceded her movement to carry th cumbersome baggage. Physical and mental relief that tne eirort was oe- nied her demanded no attempt to un derstand the reason, and, followed by the boarder, she started up the stairs rickety and squeaking their com plaint of every step placed upon the age-worn framework. She threw open tne aoor leaaing Into a small and cleanly furnished bedroom, and. after informing him that the quarters, however close, would be shared with the youngest member of the family, declared: "Sup per's at when they're all here." Evidently that night they were "all here." but supper proved Itself to be a -flreary "fcffatr, enlivened only -by Mary's constant trips between table and stove for additional quantities of foods, which were as hastily eensumed as served. The 'boarder ate sparingly and watched Mary avidlously. As the meal was concluded in reeord time and the father and brothers walked out onto the miniature piazza, where the air. however heavy, was less stifl ing than the kitchen atmosphere, the boarder, unnoticed, remained seated at the table and watched, with sympa thetic interest, the process of its being cleared. "Don't you eat any supper?" he finally-permitted himself to ask as he witnessed the deposit of the dishes into pans provided for their cleansing. Mary looked tip, startled at being addressed. "Whv er why she stammered. "I'm generally a little tired to eat." She turned back to her work, and as she attempted to lift tne kettle of hot water from the stove she gated with incredulous amazement upon the boarder as he performed the heavy task for her. His question fol lowed1 on the heels of his action. "Mav I help with the dishes?" And quite before Mary had time to think what to answer, the boarder, was wiping and polishing the cups a.id plates as fast as ene ceuia wasn ana rinse them. In silence they worked. and the sun had not yet dropped out of sight when the kitchen was set in order for the night. "Don't the boys help you as a rule?" he asked. "I sort of don't expect them to," came the tardy response, half apolo getically. Mary had not realized how tired she was, and a soft swift "Thank you" preceded her hasty flight from the room as she ran to the lonely alcove which served In lieu of a bed room to try and think out this most unusual conduct of a representative of the sect called "men." As she fell asleep she decided that she thought him "nice." Whether the following evening the father and boys were too occupied with the extra delicacy or two added to the table, or It -H was their custom ary neglect of the only woman in the household, it cannot with certainty be said: hut to the. boarder alone was it apparent that within that twenty-four hour period a change had taker! place In Mary. A Jaunty, sspanisn-rasnionea comb, with tha rhinectones conspicu ously absent, adorned her hair, all stray locks now neatly held in place with sufficient hairpins: an apron, its gingham expanse unsoiled. poveren a house dress equally stiff and clean, and napkins, folded triangular-wise, re posed during their" papier-mache life time beside each plate. But this evening the boarder had hardly anticipated -Mary's . query. "Would you like to help with the dishes?" Indeed he would and the work fairly flew beneath their fingers. Then it seemed a perfectly natural out come to their suddenly discovered compatibility that a walk should be suggested and undertaken. Outside a cboling breeze had come up. a veritable tontc to the sweltering city. "Has any .one ever' told you." the boarder asked after a few moments' silence, "that' you have been very wonderful to your fatherland fcVoth ere?" Mary smiled sweetly: the words were honeyed; here, indeed, was re ward for her good offices. At ,the and of the neighborhood's shopping thorefare they joined th thirsty throb a; gathered about a soda dispensing fountain. Mary allowed the boarder to order tha preparation of a mystic concoction of many colors and fruits, and then permitted the cooling cloud of Snowy cream to trickle down her throat. Would she awake to th unreality ot a midnight dream? It was the voice .of the boarder that broke into her reverie. '"Mary," he called very quietly"how would you like me to wipe dishes for you the rest of. myalife?" Mary's brow puckered. " "Do you think. you'll board with us that long?" She ' lkughed mischievously. .' Even Mary, the household drudge, possessed the art of coquetry. 'No. no," he remonstrated. "f mean our own dishes. Oh, Mary, can't yeu see I think you're wonderful?". And into the dormant heart of Mary there crept the awakening influence of love. "You mean " "Oh, I mean I love you. I'm just a working man, Mary, but I'll be good to-yoq. and I'll appreciate every little thing you do for me. Don't you think you could learn to care for me?" And Mary indicated that she could. (Copyright, 1926. by the McClure News paper Syndicate.) Dorothy Dix Talks BY DOSOTHT BIX World's Highest Paid Wornaa Wetter. . Our IiOved and Lost 2. The friend whom wa have lost Is the one who forget old times, and old ties, and old favora when he made money or achieved some place of power, for the men or women who move from Poverty Flat to Easy Street are often farther away from us than the distance between the two worlds. The friends whom we lose are those who show the yellow streak under the stress of life; who turn traitor; who prove dishonest, and who shatter our ideals of them. Those whom we have once loved and honored and can no longer love and hontfr we have. In deed, lost tho they still be living, but th noble dead we never lose. They are part, and parcel of our lives until the very end. No on would underestimate the mis fortune of the wife whose husband is taken from her by death. To be be reft of the strong arm that sustained ter, and the tenderness and love that enfolded her is truly a sorrow's crown to a woman. But the woman who has known a good man's love and faith, and who can count over the happy days of her life with him, and live in the blessed memory of the joys she has known, can never really lose her husband even tho he has passed the veil. Tho tin seen, he abides ever with her. His wisdom still guides her. His presence hovers about her fireside, and she has only to sen her thoughts after him into the far country to which he has voyaged, to summon him back, and .to hear once more the caress of his voice, to see the love light In his eyes, and to know that dead or alive he is still hers. Tho Woman who loses her husband is the wife whose husband tires of her. who ceases to care for her, and whose heart strays off after another. The woman, who has lost her husband Is the fat, grizzled, commonplace old wife who sits alone of nights, eating her soul out In impotent jealousy, as her husband philanders with girls young enough to be her granddaughters,- and cpends on them the money she slaved in the early days of her wifehood to help him make. She is a million times more to be pitied than tho widow who weeps above the cof fin of a faithful husband because she has lost both husband and her respect for him. She has not even a memory to console her. - And the mother whose children grow up to be selfish and cruel and neglectful, who show her that they consider her" a burden and that Bhe is unwelcome in their homes are not these mors truly lost to her than the dead babes whose clinging arms she can always feel about her neck and whose warm little mouths are forever In memory clinging to her breast? Many and many a time the only child a- mother has left to her is the one that lies in the little mound in. the churchyard. Happy those who are only separated from their loved ones bv death, for they shall never lose them. (Copyright, 1M, bv the Wheeler Syndicate, Inc The Woman Who Loved and Earned A Modern Stovy ot Home and Businem By JANE GERRY'S FAILURE. CHAPTER 113. It was only to be expected that when he first became manager of the store Robert should feel the added responsibility enough to make him re main later than he formerly had don, and also- engage his thoughts to the exclusion of other things. Gradually, tho, I began to resent his long hours. "Is it absolutely necessary that you stay so late?" I asked. I had prepared my dinner' a nice one for 7 o'clock. It was 8 o'clock when he earn In, nearly a quarter past by the time he was ready to sit down, and the dinner consequently spoiled. T "If it were no, I wouldn't stay." " "But, Robert, it makes the time hang very heavily for me; then, too, I so hate to have my nice meals spoiled, especially when I prepare the things I know you especially like." ; "It's too bad. Gerry, but it can't be helped. By and by perhaps I shall get things running so that I can come home earlier. But just at present I have to make a reeord, y6u know." "I know, and I don't mean-texbe sel fish. Perhaps if I added an hour to my outside work- the time wouldn't hang ca heavily." "You're a queer girl. Gerry. Most women would be glad of time to fuss around and read, or visit their friends." v "I like to do those things, too. Bin Td rather visit when you can go with nfe. And you know I never was much of a reader. I didn't get the habit when I was young." 1 wouldn't have you Infer that Rob ert and I were not still happy, for we were. He, I think, was absolutely so. He was so interested In his work, so pleased with and so happy in his heme, that he seemed to wish for nothing more- .Most' of the time I, too, felt contented. Yet thoughts of the shop cam to me more frequently, remem brances of th expert saleswoman I had been. There was a reason for this outside of anything connected with Robert. I was falling backward in my work. No One had yet said so. as far as I knew, but I was almost painfully aware of It. Disgruntled. I thought of th old. saty ing. "There is no standing stlll--one either goes forward or slins back ward." I wag alippinr backward in oiy work. - -' International Sunday School Lesson BS WILLIAM T. ELLIS. For May 3i is "Israel's First King" -I Samuel :15, 10:114. Seeking Asses, Found Kingdom. ' "Once Upon 8 time" there was a. young man in his late twenties er early thirties, who In physique stood head and shoulders above all his fellows.' He was a Lincoln, sort of youth, coun trified, avjrkward, embarrassed by con tact with the great, and dreaming no dream except that he should spend his life In rural pursuits, with a round of petty cares. He was a modest chap, of stout heart and no particular ambi tion. His family were not In any "Blue Book" or social register. In the course of his day's work, he, with "a servant, eqmradej had to go off on a hunt for tome strayed asses. While searching for the missing donkeys, he found a kingdom! His chief concern, in h' simplicity, had been because he had no suitable gift for fhe seer who might direet him to the straying herd. Littlev did this countryman, Saul, imagine that the Seer Samuel, had for him a cruse of sacred ell -to anoint him as tha first king of Israel. Around the next corner we turn there may await us destiny or God I Unexpectedness is said to be tha first quality of humor; certainly it is a Joke that God delights to play upon the world. He seems fond of perpetrating surprises. There is mora than appears in the word of Holy Writ that "His mercies are .fresh every morning and new vey evening." Life Is a continu ous surprise party for the person who has committed his way unto the Lord. God's habit Is to provide more than eye has seen or ear has heard, or than has entered into tho heart of man. One thing is sure about the Lord's dealings with His children': He is cer tain to do for them more than they can ask or think. While theirV anticipa tions may not rise above tha day's tasks, He has for them vast prizes of enaracter ana service and life. That truth is the first skimming of the cream of -the Saul story; Unexpected kingdoms are bestowed while we dm. gently seek straying stock. There is zest lor dally living in the lesson. Of another sort, and of equal per tinency to our own time, is the mes sage that God usually calls His great ones from lowly circumstances. Whence came the men who are, really potent In our turbulent world today? How many of them were born to the purple pr professionally trained for leadership? The war has deeply dis- nrait all 1 i , . ., . . , . . a., minis uiuracB, - 11 neeaea only the publication of the petty and inane and grotesque letters of the kai ser, the czar and the ezartna to cap the common conviction that old-world aristocracy has not been maintained by any inherent greatness or nobility of its own. i Like the arbutus, the loveliest lives are growing closest to the earth. In humble circumstances the highest qualities seem to inrive best. Tomor row's Sauls are but farmers' boys fo day. , -f. Following th Fashion. Dramatle nd rdmantlc and beauti ful as is the story of the young Ben jaminite who went in search of Straf ing donkeys and found a crown in stead the background is less than lovely. ' . - Israel had slumped from the clear consciousness of its own national deS tiny. It had ceased to see the privi lege anq power, of being a peculiar i.c.jMr. 11 wanteo to rollow the fash ion of the natiqns, and have a king at Itsltead. That was the stubborn con tention of tho elders when Samuel remonstrated with them, and h..d them what it meant to withdraw the mngsnip or Israel from Jehovah Him self: they said they wanted to have a kihg. "like all the nations." Samuel set forth what a king would do to them; and as one reads his catalogue of kingly enactions and oppressions it seems clear vhence Kipling got his poem. "Suffer not the old king." Nev ertheless. Israel would rather be fash ionable than right; nations and men PHELPS This was only natural when I cam to figure it out; to ask myself the rea son. For over a year I had been using up my Ideas gained In the shoo. l nad no way of getting new Ones Of the same class, so I was degenerating into the ordinary trimmer such at any one could hire for I! a day. Instead i ail Hour. Of course I had tint v ,,n- rived at that point, but I was fatt approaching it. One or two of my "'"i""" nroppea on. round hew ones to take their place, but It showed which way the wind was blowing, I was glad to get the new ones, but it didn't much help the" diseour-wd feel-in- I had at losing those with whom I had worked satisfactorily for a year "How Ih the world could I expeet to keep up with the smart shops?" I jrrumbled. I knew that at Madame Leets we had had all the latest idtas from Europe as well as at home. Our imports wre very heavy, and she never hesitated to mend nnut to secure the latest, meat exclusive moafis. I had gone stale. " ' ' I suppose it is so with all kinds of work. Away from the atmosphere, away from, th plae where) w te new ideas worked qit daily, our work cannot help deteriorate as com pared, with that done under different -conditions. ow l spent some time In the. shops. But the exclusive shops do not wel come people who simply look, and I could learn nothing of help te me or my clientele in the ordinary stores. I lost two more customers. Mrs. Black was one. of them. I had learned to like her very much, and was sorry that I could not please her, I knew that was It, altho she made excuses of different sorts. She was trying not to hurt me. Had 1 not been a business Woman, had I not really loved my Work, t would have given It up then and there and let Robert take care of me a beet he could which now was very well.. Indeed. But living was high, clothes cost more than before the war. as did verythinc we needed- We would have to rive u ft th idea of a. little hem in the suburbs unless I eouM hlp. t must find some way to keep my home Just as I was keeping it. and still do the work i loved if I was to make our dream of a home of our own com true. Tomorrow A promising plan.) go wrong to 1.1 rs. Grundy's music of "Everybody's doing It!" Before we rail too severely at old Israel .departing from its high, strict standards of Theocracy, let us pause for an Instant to ask about ourselves in this present time. Is our nation turning from or toward simple faith and godliness? Are we more keen on the quest after the newest fashions and luxuries than we are after sheer and simple righteousness? Are our faces ar our backs toward God's lead ership? Nations ar in the valley of decision today: the case of Israel points a present moral. Europe has gone mad with the lust of empire; na tions little and big are flinging aside their noblest ideals in pursuit of more territory, more prestige, more trade. Nor is our western world guiltless of the day's folly. A Nation's Second Chance. Old Israel, JIRe some newer nations, preferred a king to a prophet: power before principles. They would rather trust to organization and "efficiency" and to man-might than to the Ideals set forth by a seer of God. It was irksome to try to be good. Here comes a great truth from this Lesson: God accepted the Israelites en their own level, since they would not come up to the higher plane He designed fori them. He gave them a second cnance. It recalls the conversation beside the lake, -after Jesus had risen, when the Master twice asked the much-professing Peter if he really loved Him di vinely "agapaed," is the Greek word but tho uncomprehending disciple insisted that he loved Him humanly "phlleoed" Him. Then the third time JMua askeL as if accepting His own terms, "Peter, do yeu really love Me as one man loves another?- ao ooa takes less than He desires from us. less than our possibilities. He was eager, since Israel "was Dent on De cerning a kingdom straightway, tc mi a. n tha best oossible kingdom The Lord ever does His best with what we are willing lo lei. nan aa.o. To that end, a wonder was wrought, mirh a. wonder as has been repeated many times since; Saul was essential te th suceess of the king project, so "God gave him another heart." After his meeting with Samuel, Saul under went a great spiritual experience. He "got religion." II entered into a new sense of God such as is essential to all truly great leadership. That is why we pray every' Sunday in our churches for our rulers; except they are led, they cannot lead. Recently I received a letter from a friend in a. western cits', expressing concern that in these times of shifting leadership and of aulckened interest in politics, mere is no man who stands unequivocally on a distinctively Chris tian platform, with zeal for New Testament righteousness as his plea, Why should not a public man come out openly with a statement that our times need most ot all a return to God, and a fresh obedience te the divine will? A personal experience of re ligion, such as came to Eaul, is the highest equipment for public service. "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. The Modest Kine-EIoeL A profound sense ofN personal un worthiness comes to the really true man in the presence of every high ex perience. What worthy lover has not Wondered why his betrothed should be Willing to accept him? Queen Vic toria's prayer, according to the familiar story, when she heard that site was to succeed to the throne, was "God help me to be good." The Drinkwater Lincoln play shows the lanky Illinois lawyer falling upon hi: knees in prayer, when the nomination to the presidency was offered him. It was a natural and creditable thing for Saul, knowing of his own anointing at the hands of Samuel, to flee from the decision when the nation assembled at Mjpah to cast lots for Its first king. So when the choice had fallen, lo, Saul Was found hidden among the baggage! Then was first heard the shout, echoed countless times S.nce, "Long live tha king!" ' There was a dissenting minority who did net endorse the election of tho huge and bashful son of Kish. The latter showed qualities of states manship by . retiring into seclusion until the people should eome to agree ment. Then, one of the tribes became threatened by an enemy, and the tid ings ran thruout Israel. 'When Saul heard the news he proved his king ship by his can-ship; never was he more regal than inthat hour. For he had that essential quality of greatness, a capacity for indigna tion. Like the vermiform appendix, this characteristic becomes atrophied in some politicians. But of Israel's first king we read, when he had heard of the shameful proposal of the Am monites to the men of Jabesh. "The Spirit of God came mightily upon Saul when he heard those words, and his anger was kindled greatly." Would that the Spirit might descend upon the Church today in the same way, and make tao-tolerant Christians red-hot with anger against injustice and oppression and evil of every sort. A victpry like unto Saul's is sure whenever food men get fighting mad! LITTLE-BENNY'S NOTE BOOK BY DEB PAPaa, Pop was smoaklng and thinking in th setting room, and I eed. Pop? Thats me, sed pop, and I sed, Wats you think? pop, I get a grate ideer, do you sea this little memorandim book? And I held out a little memorandim book full of dates and spaces and pop sed Yes, 1 see It, are you th author of that? No sir; but I got a grate ideer wat to do with it, every sent I get and every bent I spend Im going to put it down In this little memorandim hook, so 111 allways know ixackly wat Ive got and ixaekly wat I havent, I sed. Good, fine, grate, sed pop, ifh glad to see you deelope a aents of economy after all these veers of sewing wild oats with ypur money. The biogrlify of evecy grate bizniss man shows that h started in by keeping a little ac count book, thats the rite spirit. a penny Saved is a penny earned, keep up the good wetk. Yes air. any theres Jest ene trubble about It, pop, I alnt got euy money to start making a not efI sed. O, I see, lack of capital well, that is a serious draw baek in every finan cial undertaking. O well I sippote I give -you a dime te start th ball roll ing, now will that be? sed pop. Fine. I sed.' And bod srave me a dime, saying, Heer you are, mako a note of it Wile the penetls hot. Wich I did. and pop sed. Good, wat did yeu rite cTown? and I sed, I rote, 10 cents for the movies. And l quick stuck the memerandtm bedk in my pockit, say ing. Did you see my fiat-erround eny wsrii. pop? Ye gods, gold bricks and franaied flnanvet sed pop. And I found my hat I by myself and went erround to look at th picktures outside to aea war th ! best movie was, . 1 ON SECOND THOUGHT BY JAY E. HOUSE. (From rhlltdelphls Pabll Mlf") ' The Low YJown on Henry. One of the column's editorial co adjutors recently has projected a long distance view of Gov. Henry Allen, of Kansas. Having emerged - from the ruck of affairs. Governor Allen rolls idly and at ease upon the waves o' chance, a . potential figure in his country's destiny. He may be his party's candidate for the presidency, it is unlikely, but, he may be. At the least, he is a most iqteresting person ality. As one who, upon occasion, has slept under the same blanket with the governor and who, before the advent of "JJilly ' Sunday into Wichita, drank not infrequently from tha- same can teen we say, as on who thru a stretch of years fought Governor Allen backward and forward across the field of Armaceddon from hades to break fast and from White "Cloud to Cool-Idge- we have thought It worth while to fit a "close ub" to our coadiutor'a long-distance view. In compliance 1 with which Governor Allen will here after, and for the purposes ot this narration be known as . "Henry." I That is what they cali him-. Neither i the sovereign voters of h i clientele nor his more or less Intimate friends : refer to him as Governor Allen nor as ' Henry Allen. They speak of him as, Henry. Kansas is informal. It is to language what Hart Echaffner & Marx ! are to sartoris! investiture. It calls 1U most distinguished and wUely known I citizen ''Bin." Speaking to an audience of fellow ' citizens, Henry once, expressed the opinion that this writer lacked savoir fftire. AVa cannot repay the compliment in kind. I Henry was sa-1 voir falre. Placed end to end h!s ea- - 1 - " w 11 n mucu ii () i it jpw i nrK to San Francisoo. And that, perhaps, is tho least of his qualities and at tributes. His is a silvery tongue. He is a liitle eiant on the hustings, an eloquent and impeccable figure on the rostrum. He has the unusual quality of writing about as well as he talks. Henry, when in the mood, coaxes a felicitous and expressive writing ma chine. He has tho gift of burying a stinger in every drop of phraseological ambrosia his machine exudes. The writer has many large red welts upon his body. Some of them have endured for a dozen years. Henry was the au thor, of not a few of them. And he is keen, suave, gracious, approachable. Many rugged characters have hewed themselves out of the Middle West. Most of them revealed the origin of their sculpture to the end of their days. Like many another, Henrv was his own sculptor. He started as a bar ber. With him, however, tonsorial art was a means, not an end. It was an adventure rather than a career. He shaved and massaged his way thru Baker university. Then he became a reporter. It is enough to say he was a good reporter. And he is a good business- man. Instances of those who ran a srjeestring into a tannery ar numerous enough. But Henry didn't have the shoestring. He started on a cobweb and has fashioned it into a fur-lined coat. The main point, how-r ever, is that Henry does not reveal the origin of his sculpture. He is polished, traveled, cosmopolitan, not to say cul tured. And ie has the most redeem ing attribute of all, a sens of humor. Of a raw morning in April, 1904, Henry and the writer unleaded simul taneously from the dark recesses of a Pullman car to the platform of the railway station in Wichita. Th ob jective was the Republican S'nte con vention. Each shivered in the chill wind as he beckeped a hack. Henry had Just lost the nomination for con gress in the Second Kansas district. He seemed less Jaunty and debonair than was his wont." His tan overcoat was wrinkled and dejected. He caught and interpreted the glance the writer directed at his half-shabby apparel. A smile broke thru the clouds upon his countenance. "If I hadn't run for congress," he said, "I could have had a 15,000 overcoat." Those of us who sat In judgment on Henry were wont to say he had a "lump4n his throat." Which was an other way of saying he was emotional and unsteady in his cerebrum. He seemed always in a state of flux, paus ing a moment here to denounce a knave, baiting there to weep over a wrong, fancied or real. Mort Albaugh was talking once. Mort is dead now, these two years, God rest his soul, but In life he was the god of the Kansns machine- the keenest, squarest, kind liest and most far-seeing politician the state has known. It was In the state campaign of 1914. The Progressives were rallying a shattered and fragmentary party around a dying ideal. They wanted Henrv to run for governor. Henry ii ' " "is a i J. . JS.asi i i i i i ai i . Vk if PLAYER " Ml gj f PIANO ROLLS I 1 Vr-ni ' a y '. Late Popular Numbers I -v-4 I f retty Little Cinderella Walts.. 91. M Jr I ""2' f When the Sun Ooet Dow a la " 1 I jsfjf X Cairo Town res Trot,. v.,.. 1.J6 I , J : Left All Alone Bluet For Trot 12S I 3 ' 111 X; Life I've Only Burned 1 ,y . the Candle 1 AO .1 SOME CLASSICAL, NUMBERS Should be in Everyone's Home Bhapsodie Hongrolae No. 15 ,.. .an Polonaise Mllltaire , AO Peer Oynt Butte I. Op. M LOT) Vale, Op. 84 No. 1, A flat Cliapls : J.10 VICTOR RECORDS . Mareool Victor C'eors ta Wireless Telegraphy 19.00 ;.T7 I.a Pilots (The Dove) fie Gegerza .t0 7420 Carry Mt Back te Old Virflnny AJma Glcck tnd Chorus .( 1.6u 7ona Lo, Hear the Gentle trk rfJalU-Csrei..'. 1 BO TMI2 Call Me Thla Owa-Mabel Oerrlson 1.50 MC3 Knravin Fos Tret fSmlth't Orchestra When Vou'r Alone 1-as Tret-rbtea a Novelty Orchestra - .-. M lCr-I'll See Too In r-U-B-A Fic Trot False Trio, Th Crocodile Fox Trot Wtdaworth Orch g IsftJS Hind In Hafcd Again Campbell Bnrr All That I Want it Ton Ckariea Hart Jti apeHsl Attest! - blew to Mall Ordeat repeatedly had said he didn't want tha nomination and wouldn't take It "What will Henry do?" somebody a?ked Mort- "Well," said Mort, "Henry is perfectly sincere. H doesn't want the nomination. H thinks ha isn't going to take It. He wants to. get back under th eld roof tree, ' But they'll hold a powwow over him in the convention Somebody will make a rousing speech and in the end Henry will get up with a sob In his vole and sav. 'I'll take It.' " It was evn so. They held the powwow. Raymond Robins made the apeeoh. And Henry got up with a ton In his voice and said 'I'll take it." They beat him at tha November eleetien. and that was th end of the Progressive party in Kan sas. Henrv knows the game. Ha worked In the old days with th Long-Leland-Albaugh machine as againat the Curtis-Mulvane-Kelly crowd. That was in the days when politicians were frankly politicians and before they camouflaged their activities on th hypothesis that they were trying to serve the people. Tha clouds were gathering over President Taft by 1910. but Henry was the first member of the organisation in Kansas openly to break for him. Early In 1911 he gave out an interview to the Kansas Stfir tearing the president ta ahreds. The interview amazed Kansas. It wag a long time before anybody knw th story. Finally it leaked out. Tha president had gon to sleep on Henry. Henry had been a reception commit tee to receive the president. The re ception involved a railway Journey to. gether of some fifty or sixty miles. The president wat tired and worn from campaigning. He needed rest and sleep. Henry wat fresh and talk ative. As Henry's mellifluous voice fell upon his ear th president dropped Into needed slumber, and he slept thru the greater portion of Henry's discourse. That, at least, la th story. Anyway. Henry wnt with Roosevelt. H got back home In 191(. When Henry wat elected governor, and that Is a story in iteslf. those of us who eat In Judgment on him shook our heads and said, "If Mort wer only alive!" But Mort't keen Judg ment and steady hand had passed for ever. And, for a time, Henry Justi fied all ot our forebodings. For ten months he picked thistles from th air and scattered .down to th breezes, tflien the great eotl strike broke and Henry seemed to crystallite. Th writer saw him In January. It was a new Henry. His head still was In tha air. but his feet war on a rock. - His roul soared, but his jaws were set. His hand seemed steady and his foot ing secure. At the moment he rolls idly a-nd at ease upon the waves of ehance a potential figure In his coun try's destiny. At the least, h is a most interesting personality. If h has crystallized, take it from one who has no reason nor occasion to crook the pregnant hlnget of the knee, he 18 quite a fellow; quite a fellow. Questions Answers Q. Where do banlnal easa fzoHj tad how do they grow f A. M. W. A. Dsnans are imtnd chiefly frern the West Indies and Central America, altha asms are produced in Hawaii, California and Florida.- Tha bannna plant la a great paffliuial herb. it growl from teu to tfiirty feet tall and producea a bunch t fruit, after which tha stalk dies or become weak. In the meantime suckers have arisen front tha root stalk to taks Ita place, aud bear fii their turns. A strong anrout sueuld bear when twelve . to . alUteu months old. Q. Which are the oldest Bfe Inturanc couipanlca ? L. F. l. " ; ' A. The oldest existing life Insurance enmpanlia are the ltuyal Kxcbnnea Assur ance Corporation and the London' Asnur a'nee Oerratlon, hoth of wl)lch were char tered lo 1720 and begau iaaulug policies la 'q.' Whst It tbe death rat for babies In India? o. 8. A. . A. The Infant dentil rat for India It more than twice a h'cli at that of Kris Inn d. Almest two million line lea under t lie age of one year dla each year, and at .least half of these deatha ar preventable. A f reat effort la being made to help these hdlnn mother! In the care of clilldreu. since many of these deaths ran.be laid et tbe door of Ignorance and poverty. Q. How i;re the batt.liig averages eC. baseball players figured? M. R. A. To determine butting averages, di vide thetotal times at bat luto th total number of base bite. For easee where- the remaining frnctlon it one-hnlt or over, a point I" "dded to Hi average. Q. Will yon please tell me where th Infantry or artillery harf tha hlgbs par eenttige ot casualties lu the. World WtrJ J. C. F. A. Out of each l.non enlisted men In In fniitry aervi.-e, foriy-alx were killed or died of wounds: Infnbtry officers flftj-Mv out df each thousand were killed: In artil lery, six enlisted men and eight officers in each thousand were killed. Q. Whv are fura bringing tuck high prices A. T. ' . A. The demand for fura, which teem to be worn the year round n this countrr. has brought an enormoua rise In price. The popularity of fur costs, especially of Hudson en,has advanced th price of brown muskrat from one dollar a pelt two yeert ago, to five dollars and tea cents, and tha demand continues at top prices. Tha United Platen,, with the; exception f Russia, ls..probflbly the greatest consumer of fur garments In the world.