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I A Story off Two Ell
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?: ???? W. R. ROSE, in Clc
The man at tlio desk had a worried
4ook. He lilted his pencil from the
memorandum Blip and Blared at the
figures?then ho shook hl.s gray head
<lflKnnniloiiHv
Again he added up the columns,
"but the total remained the same. The
pencil dropped from his fingers and
the memorandum was pushed aside.
' lie stared through the window be^
side him and the look of \vorry. slowly
deepened.
"It's no use to fight any longer," ho
muttered. "I'll have to throw up my
hands." Hi> drew hia hrcifh ohopnlv
"How can I tell Ellen?" ho half
moaned.
A step at the door startled him. He
looked around suddenly. A girl was
standing In tho doorway, a slender
girl, with a smiling face.
"A penny for your thoughts,
daddy," she cried, as sh- camo torward
and laid her hand on tho old
man's shoulder.
"Make It a million pennies, dear,"
eaid tho man, half seriously, "and
perhaps I'll betray thorn."
Tho girl dropped into the chair
beside the desk.
"Do you wonder why I am here,
daddy?"
"If you want me to wonder, dear.
Of course, I've ceased to wonder at
anything you do. Is this something
very special?"
. i "VeB, daddy." .i,
"Then it can't be money."
j "No, daddy."
Her look was bright ard yet tender.
"I am here, daddy, beciuise I waa
sure you wanted me. I know you
don't believe in that. But It is quite
true. I felt you calling me, daddy. I
felt that you needed me. Be very
fair, daddy. Wasn't I in your mind?"
His look grew gentle.
"You are always in my mind,
Ellen."
She patted his hand.
"Yea, daddy. But wasn't I in your
rnlhfl A^A AB?AAlnll?. -?-?- * " "
uatuu uiuiv voiicuau/ luits moruing:"
He hesitated a moment.
"Yes."
Ho turned away as ho uttorod the
word and stared again through the
window.
The girl drew nearer and her white
fingers tightened on his hand.
"Now, see here, daddy," she quickly
said, "you are not playing fair with
me. You are keeping something hid
nen mat I snoijld Know. You do It In
a very clumsy way, daddy. A child
could aee through you. Come, now,
'less up, daddy. Is it business?"
I "Yes," he murmured.
I The girl suddenly smiled.
! "I wae afraid It was you, daddy. 1
was afraid you had been to Dr. Arthur
and ho had told you something
you didn't want me to know. And so
it'B only the business? What about
it, daddy?"
He turned and looked at her.
"It's In a very bad way, dear," he
answered. "I had made up my mind
to tell you to-day."
a The girl nodded.
"That's what drew mo down bore,"
she gravely said. "Go on, daddy."
His air of trouble camo back.
"It looks, my dear, as If your fathor
was a bankrupt. The mills have
been going wrong. The Acme syndicate
is too much for us. They undersell
us and their grip on tho market
can't be shaken off. We are doomed,
Ellon, doomed."
Tho girl gently stroked the man's
hand.
"That's bud, daddy, very bad. I
know how you must feel after all
tlieso years of toll and upbuilding.
But bo philosophical, daddy?and
don't you dare worry about me. I
can do my share toward supporting
the family?and there's no doubt I
need tho discipline. I've been a much
pampered girl, daddy, but you haven't
spoiled me. Cheer up, dear. After
everything else Is gone, we will still
have oach other."
Ho raised his eyes and she saw that
there woro tears in them.
"Why, daddy!"
She roso quickly and put her arms
about him. And for a llttlo while
they were silent.
"Now we really must cheer up,
daddy," she prosently said, and smilingly
kissed his cheek. "Don't you
laugh, but something tolls mo iiopo
and help arc on tho way."
Ho shook his head at hor.
"I know of no way iu which help
can come," ho said.
"And yet it is corning," the girl
persisted. "You know my gift, daddy.
You will see that I am right." Her
gaze turned toward tho window.
"Who is that, daddy?"
Ho looked out,
A young man had paused in front
of tho office and was staring up at tho
sign over the door. IIo seemed to
hesitate. Then he moved along.
"You are nervous, my dear," said
tho fathor. "Can't a presentable
looking young man pause on tho sidewalk
without attracting our united
attention?"
Tho girl (suddenly held up a finger.
"Hush, daddy."
Somebody was rapping at tho door.
1 "Como in," the father called.
Tho young man who had halted on
tho sidowalk appeared in the doorway.
"I bog pardon if I lntrudo," he said
and drew back.
"There is no intrusion," replied tho
man at tho desk. "Como in."
The girl suddenly aroso and passIn^
back of her father took a chair
near the window.
f Tin Jung man came forward, hat
in hand, and the man at the desk
pointed to tho chair tho girl had Juat
vacated.
> "Thank you," said tho young man.
"My errand Is a nllghtly peculiar one.
It may seem trivial to a man of business.
I came In to mako an Inquiry."
He hesitated.
"Go on," gald the oldor man.
Tho young man looked about the
room and hlB eyes encountered tho
gaze of the girl. He looked back.
"This Isn't tho plnco to intrude n
touch of nnntlment," ho resumed,
'but it is sentiment that drew me in.
'tyyiy^'y^ * *' *** *9*9* W*J i^xjt
ny Years. 1
ens, a Schoolroom, I
id a Syndicate. - jp
/eland Plain Dealer,
May 1 uak If you are Mr. David Burllll?"
"I am," the older man responded.
"The name of BUrrill is not a common
one," said the stranger. "But It
is a familiar one to me. It is so
familiar that when I saw it above
your ofllce door I stopped short. Then
I entered. I hope you will accept tho
explanation I am'about to offer. Let
me first say that the name of Burrill
is fondly remembered and cherished
by my father. He believes that one
who bore that name had a marked influence
on his early years. lie has
often told mo how she aided and encouraged
him. Tho impression she
made 011 his young life has not been
effaced by the years. It would please
iny father to know that the name she
bore drew my attention. Ho would
feel that it was a tribute, even though
a small one, to Ellen Burrlll's gentle
memory."
Ho paused and again his gaze met
that of (he girl. And the girl suddenly
arose and came forward and put
out a slender hand.
"Thank you, sir," she said, and her
voice trembled. "This is a very beautiful
thing you have done. We arc
used to hearing Ellen Burrill praised,
but your tribute is different?it is so
unexpected, so sweet and fine and sincere."
The young man's face (lushed as he
resumed his seat.
"Then I was not wrong in nssuming
that you might be of the same kin?"
rTH5B5B5H5HEHSyH9 F73
I G $5an ftftust
pi A man once came to mo i
s] 1 had better do with my son?"
In to me that I had somewhat e
fil question of the art student.
Iedly has some talent for art, s
first of all, I'd mako a man o
well what ho pleases." For It
tries to erpress anything to tl
himself an individual, a new <
Walt Whitman did this, and tl
often comes to me. The one g
man to find himself, to unders
if liberated. Most people, eitl
count themselves at tho.start
or "ordinary," whereas in ovt
tery; every single person in t
| of hia I *A I ?rl-rl ? ** 11 *
? | VI tuo unu luviiriuuaillj', piUV
[Ji power to make clear this evld*
t53SlESasaSHEaSHSHSEL5H5H5
The man at the desk slowly nodded.
"Ellon Burrlll was my sister."
A smile suddenly lighted the young
man's face.
"Then you were the little Davy, the
young brother whom frllen was educating?
She often talked of you?of
her hopes and plans for your future."
The older man gravely nodded.
"I am David," he answered. "Ellon
was both sister and mother to me."
Ho turned toward the girl. "This is
my daughter, another Ellen Burrlll."
The young man bowed.
"You must be proud of your name,"
ho said.
"I am proud," replied tho girl;
"very proud."
Tho stranger looked back to the
older man.
"Would you care to listen to some
things my father told me concerning
this teacher whose memory lie holds
so dear?"
"Yes, yes," tho older man answered,
and tho girl suddenly drew
her chair nearer the stranger.
"Perhaps," hesitated the young!
man, "tho time Is not an opportune
one."
"The time Is your own," said the
older man.
Tho young man still hesitated.
"My father was a poor boy," he
presently began. "His homo was a
poor one, there were other children
and ho knew but little parental restraint.
Ho grew up wild and lawless?if
the term can be applied to a
child. His days In school were stormy
ones, and usually there was punishment
wajtlng for him when he
reached homo. But somehow he
managed to keep his place through
the primary and Intermediate grades
and finally found himself in tho highest
or grammar grade. He was ten
years old, rude and mischievous, and
preferring school because It was more
comfortablo than home. Ono day,
after he had been especially annoy
ing, ft gentle lmnrl was laid on his
shoulder, and looking up, ho saw a
now teacher smiling down at him. He
cringed, expecting a blow, but tho
now teacher only looked down and
said: 'I want to talk to you after
school.' That talk after school was
something my father will always remember.
it was tho first time that
anybody had thought it worth while
to speak to him pleasantly. It was
not a sermon that ho received In that
memorable half hour. The new
teacher talked to him about himself
?about the great world outside, Its
chances, its rewards. Somohow she
contrived to arouso the boy's amblI
(Inn U a rt..
.lull, HO DUUUCUIJ lull. lllfl t no WHS
meant for bettor and bigger thlngB
than could bo found In that dull
! suburb of tho tamo old town. Sho
was only a young girl, this new teacher,
but no one'a words had over Impressed
him as hers did. Ho came
out of that dingy Bchoolroom a different
boy. Tho next day ho found that
tho teacher's name was Durrlll, Ellen
Hurrlll. Of course the change In
tho boy waB not Immediately apparent.
He was still mischievous,
still a source of troublo to tho other
teachers. But he studied harder, ho
worked harder. And all tho time his
expanding mind hold faat to tho
things Ellon Burrlll told him in that
wonderful half hour. Sometimes ho
had a chanco to walk homo with hor,
and whon ono of his companions
ciillpd lit m 'tuoohnr'a nnf hft
I
with him, and when the others inter-]
tared ho fought with thorn and was
only subdued when a swiftly thrown
stono knocked him senseless. That
hurt kept him in bed for almost a
week, and Ellen Hurrill camo to seo
him and brought him a big orange
and a little bunch of flowers and a
glass of jelly, and read to him from a
wonderful book called 'Ivanhoo.' Sho
let him take the book when he wai
well and he read it lovingly every
word. Then came another wonderful
book, 'The Last Days of Pompeii,' and
after this there were histories and
Plutarch. He fairly devoured .them
all, the teacher?he was as tall an
she was when he was twelve?heloinc:
him by suggestion and explanation
and frequently testing his knowledge.
His association with her had Improved
him in other ways. He was
more careful about his personal appearance
and his manners must have
improved greatly. Chances came to
him to earn small sums of money on
the outside. He worked hard. He
studied hard. He meant to rise. Ho
was eager to get out into the world
and do tho wonderful things those
other poor boys had done. And yet
when IiIb last day in the old building
came and he realized that they must
separate, that he would know this
sweet and gracious helpfulness no
more, he w ished for the moment that
ho had filled in his examinations instead
of doing bo well. And when the
teacher told him how proud sho waa
of him and how sho knew ho was sure
to become a good and worthy man,
and when nobody was looking suddenly
stooped and lightly kissed his
cheek as sho bade his goodby, ho
broke down; big boy that he was, and
cried. Well, tho chance ho hoped for
came, and it led him almost across
tho continent and Involved him in
many serious struggles. But through
them all he never forgot those parting
words of tho little teacher. It
was nearly ten years later when ho
heard her namo again and then sho
was dead."
Ho stopped and looked around.
Tho older man had turned and was
staring through the window and tho
girl was crying.
For a little while no one spoke.
SH5HSESH5H5H5HJETEL5H5H52Sol
Tnncl Himself.
and said, "What do you think If]
And In telling him, It seemod fH
mbodled my feeling about the n]
"Your Bon," I said, "undoubt- uj
tart him In art if you like, but [Jj
f him because ho will then do nj
seems to me that before a man lij
10 world he must recognize In Qj
one, very distinct from others. j
hat 1b why I think his name so In j
;reat cry of Whitman was for a ju
tlllld tho (Inn thlncr ho i-oollu 1?
? ~?"0 "V ?*?*! J *0
her by training or inheritance, In
as "no good," or "second rate" ju
iryone there is the great mys- |{j
he world has evidence to give In
iding he has acquired the full [u
snce. fH
HEE5HB^5HSHSHra5H5HSHS5il
Then tlio girl looked up.
"And this boy who knew my Aunt
Ellen was your father?"
"Yes."
"May wo ask your name?"
The young man flushed.
"Pardon me," he said. "I was forgetful.
My name is Greer?Dunham
Greer."
Thn man of -> ~~l- ? ?
- ......1 uv uiu ucon. OUUUUUiy
turned around.
"Greer?" he echoed. "Is your father
the railway man?"
"Yes."
"The Greer of the Acme syndicate?"
"I believe he is tho Acme syndicate."
The older man drew a long breath.
"Will you pardon ine if I ask what
brings you here, Mr. Greer?"
Tho young man did not hesitate.
"I came to make some inntiirlea
concerning the Lincoln mills."
The older man nodded.
"I thought so. Tills Is the office of
tho Lincoln mills. I am their owner."
Tho young man gave a little start.
"This Is a day of unusual happenings,"
ho hastily sakl.
"You know tho condition of my
mills?" said the older man steadily.
"Yes, I think I know.
"If you do not know," said tho
older man. "I can auicklv shnw vnn "
Tho young man suddenly smiled.
"Wait," ho said. "Here's an Idea.
It's all mine, an<l what Is much better,
It will meet with my father's approval.
He will like It because it
gives him the chance to show?in a
somewhat roundabout way?his regard
for tho memory of his teacher.
You are a Burrill, you are of tho kin.
She loved and toiled for you. Listen
and tell mo if this moots with your
approval. The Lincoln mills will not
bo closed. You will continue their
owner and operator?the syndicato
agreeing to contract for every yard
of cloth you make at the prevailing
market price. Does that suit you?"
The older man's Up trembled. For
a moment he could not speak.
"Can you do this?" ho murmured.
"Trust me," laughed tho young
man, and put out his hand.
Tho girl came forward, ller wet
eyes were glistening.
"Mr. Greer," she said, "I?I knew
that someone was bringing us glad
tidings. There, there, daddy, you
know it's true. If you will come to
I dinner with n? I win *"?? ?"
?? - < IVII till
about It."
Tho young man smiled.
"I will gladly come," ho said, "both
for the dinner and tho story."
"And for a keepsake that I want
to send your father," said tho girl,
"in remembrance of my Aunt Ellen.
It Is tho copy of 'Ivanhoo' that she
loaned him in thftt tlmn on Inner n cm
And I will writo In It, 'In remembrance
of tho Ellon you loved, from
tho Ellen who loves you.' "
"Fine," murmured tho young man.
I' ' Indian Law Makers.
In tho constitutional convention at
Pawhuska In tho Oaago Nation on
Decomber 31, 1881, tho constitution
of tho Osage Nation, by which tho
flr^nt an/l T IfMn r*no?Art 1 ? '
UIVVIV won guo UIIIIUU illld
became one body politic under thot
stylo of the Osago Nation, was
ndopted. James Blgheart was president
of said convention.
All tho framers of tho Osage constitution,
with the exception of one,
Cyprian Tayrlan, w<;ro full blood Indians,
ho being a mixed blood. Tho
interpreter, Paul Akin, and tho secretary,
E. M. Matthews, wero both
mixed blood Indians. All tho Chief
Justices of tho Supremo Court woro
mixed blood Indians, whllo the Associate
Justices wore full bloods.?
.Medico-Legal Journal.
V ' .
ONE DIVORCE T(
MARRIAC
\
XJA jjtl Li3 ZTlUIH
the Figures, Ultimately in
3?resent Rate of. Increase i
Their Estimate as Conserv
quent in the Far Western I
Two-thirds of the Total Number
Between 1887 and 1906 Were
wvtinti flio (*n nfo J
wv* v?v*? uiv v/tiuov> ill
Delaware Has Low<
portion to Po
New York am
Next I
In two large volumes of statistical
reports, entitled "Marriage and Divorce,"
recently issued by the Federal
Government, there have been com*
| piled complete data upon this absorbing
problem of social life in the
United States. It has been analyzed,
classified, compared in a score of different
methods, all of which point, to
i ne one dominating fact, namely, that
in the United States divorces are
j steadily increasing, not. merely in
number as tho population increases,
but in proportion to both marriage
and population.
The period covered in the report is
the twenty years from 1887 to 190G,
and tho previous twenty years be- j
tween 18f>7 and 1886 is fully covered
for the purposes of comparison.
Starting with marriages, for that is
the necessary preliminary to divorce.
it is found that the marriage rate
fluctuates according to commercial
prosperity. Financial panics always
pull down the rato of increase, this
being noticeably apparent during the
i Marriage Rate Per 100,000
Arkansas . rwwwi?i
New York wnEaanmi^^mwm
Connecticut mmasmmammmam
Divorce Rate Per 100,i
Montana Hmnnflmi
New York m\ n iwhw??
!- Oivorce Rate in Countrie
Japan - ^
United Statesa^t1 iirinbim?iii?
England ees 2
I hard times of 1804 and 1904, when
in each case the totals decreased below
that of the previous year.
More Marriages in South.
HMin I
m i?v? ici&o ut iuai nu^u? is
greater in tho South than in the
North. The Western States, (luring
tho last few years, have made a rapid
jump upward in tho marrtago rate
and aro passing the Southern States.
The percentage of marriages to every
10,000 of population has been decreasing
somewhat In tho North Atlantic
and North Central States, while
it is Increasing rapidly elsewhere in
tho Union.
The highest marriage rate is in tho
old Indian Territory part of Oklahoma,
followed closely by Arkansas
and Texas. Tho lowest rate is in
California, Connecticut and Delaware.
New York is well down toward the
bottom o? the list, closa with Now
Jersey, Ilhode Island, Pennsylvania
and Massachusetts.
In tho United States as a whole
there are ninety-threo marriages for
every 10,000 of totul population, and
3f>7 marriages for every i0,000 of the
population of marriageable age, or
above fifteen years old. The only
countries that rival this high rate are
Western Australia, Hungary and
Saxony, which preset about tho same
average figures. The fewest marriages
occur In Ireland, with Sweden
next. Ireland's rate is less than onehall'
that of the United States.
The number of divorces granted in
this country in IStiT was 9037. Km t'v
years later, in 1906, the number was
72,0(12., Taking the census years of
1870 and 1900 as a basis for population,
this was a percentage increase
of from 28 to 1?> per 100,000 of population.
The rate of increase was
nearly three times, and the evil has
been growing in even greater proportion
during the last half dozen years.
Itate Constantly Increases.
The movement, though occasionally
checked or retarded by commercial
crises, periods of business depression
or other causes, has been almost
without exception upward. In only
four years, 1870, 1884, 189 1 and
1902, was the divorce rate for the
country as a wholo lower than it was
iu the preceding year. The upward
movement, although varying in intensity
in different sections, has been
lieneral throughout the country.
Divorce is far more frequent in the
far Western States than in the East.
Washington lias a long load, with
Montana a close second. Colorado is
third. Delaware has the fewest In
proportion, with New York and New
Jersey next lowest.
It is not easy to account for tho
wido variations in tho dlvorco rates
In different States, New York with
only sixty to every 100,000 married
persons, and Washington with f>23 in
similar proportion. The results are
uiiecieu i>y a great variety of influences.
The population as regards
rnco or nationality; the proportion of
'nnnlgrants, and the countries from
vhich they came; tho relatlvo
.u-ongth of tho prevailing religions,
iiul particularly the strength of thr
Roman Catholic faith; tho variations
in divorce laws and In tho procedure
and practlco of the courts granting
Glvftrce; the interstate migration of
} TWELVE '
iES YN AMERICA
mince That These Will Be
the United States at the
n the Ratio and Regard
ative?Divorce More FreStates
Than in the East.
of Divorccs in This Country
; Granted to the Wife I)e
Per Cent, of the Cases?
ist Divorces in Propitiation,
With
1 New Jersey
,o\vest.
population, cither for the purpose of
obtaining a divorce or for other reasons?all
these, and doubtless many
more, are factors which may affect
the figures.
Tlie divorce rate is higher in the
United States than in any foreign
country, except Japan. Switzerland,
which lias the highest rate in Europe,
| has loss than one-half onr proportion.
I AcPfti'iHm. In a
tho number of divorces per 100,000
of population Is as follows:
Japan, 21 f>; United States, 73;
Switzerland, 32; Saxony, 29; Franco,
23; Roumanla, 20; Prussia, lo; Italy,
3; England, 2; Austria, 1.
One in Twelve Dissolved.
While definite data is not obtainable,
tho Government experts figure
that at tho present rate in the United
States not less than one marriago in
evory sixteen will bo dissolved ultimately
by divorce, and it seems reasonable
to suppose, they add, that the
ratio is nearer one in twelve.
"
Adult Unmarried Population.
HHMnuD&a 5,440 '
iibii 2,690
000 Married Population.
513
hi 479
60
[3
s Per 100,000 Population. ^
3 23
Possibly many persons will feel,
says the report, that those figures are
not confirmed by their personal observation
of the relative frequency of
divorce. It should be remembered
that the comparison relates only to
marriages that have been terminated
either by death or divorce. Existing
marriages do not enter into the ratio.
The figures relate to marriages in all
classes of the community, representing
probably every degree of wealth
and every position in the social scale.
Almost exactly two-thirds of the
total number of divorces in the United
States during the twenty years be
vnccn jooi una i:>uo were granted
to tho wife. A partial explanation ot
this preponderance lies in tho fact
that without any reference to the
question which party is the more frequently
responsible for tho marital
unhappiness ihat leads to the divorce
tho wife has a legal ground for divorce
more frequently than the husband.
Certain well known and comparatively
common grounds are more
readily applicable against tho husband
than against the wife. Notably,
there is norv-support, or neglect to
provide, which, for the husband seeking
divorce, is not ordinarily an available
irrolind nltVinnorli I"
divorces have been granted to husbands
for neglect to provide. Cruelty,
although not infrequently the
ground for divorces granted to husbands,
is more often existent as the
j cause for (he wife's application. Five
'divorces for cruelty are granted to the
! wife for every one granted to tho husband.
Desertion Commonest Ground.
The most common single ground
, for divorco is desertion. This accounted
for nearly 39 per cent, of all
.tho divorces granted in the twenty
years. It is rather remarkable that
| almost one-half of all thosi; granted
i?i misimnus wore for desertion, while
! In the eases of the wives only onethird.
The next most important ground
for divorce is, for husbands, adultery,
and for wives, cruelty. Of the divorces
granted to husbands, 28 petcent.
were for adultery of the wife,
and of thoso granted to wives, 2 7 per
cent, for cruelty on the part of the
'husband. Only 10 per cent, of the
I
-
| MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE FAd
The marriage rate is larger in !
Marriages are increasing most
, ing in-Northeastern States.
The United States lias the hig
the world, rivalled only by West /
| fewest marriages occur in Ireland,
There are far more divorce!
granted in the United States thai
alone excels our figures.
Tho divorce rate is rapidly ii
j than forty years ago.
Divorco is more frequent in tl
j tana head the list. Delaware, New
One in every twelve of tho 111
solved by divorce.
Two-thirds of tho divorces gra
Thn mnczt
I VW.U..1V/.I (SIUUUU I U
adultery come next. These three a
Only fifteen per cent, of the
I ?very four applications aro granted
<
I
divorces granted to wives w6re for |
adultery of the husband, and 10 per
cent, of the divorces granted to husbands
were for cruelty on the part of
the wife.
Three-fourths of all the divorces
granted in the United States are for
one or the other of tlio three great
causes ?desertion, cruelly and adultery
and their frequency is in the 1
order named. Of all th? cases in !
twenty years the percentage was: j
Desertion, :58.9; cruelty, lil.8; adul- !
lory. 10.!'. All other grounds function,
such as drunkenness, neglect
to provide and many other legal
charges liguro only in small fractions.
Adultery is the only ground on
which tin number of divorces granted
to the husband exceeds the number I
granted to the wife. This difference j
may be attributed to the probability 1
that the offense when committed by
the wife is less likely to be condoned |
i and perhaps more likely to be dis- |
ocvered. Public sentiment doubtless j
: condemns the offense in the wife more
strongly than in tho husband, and
possibly the courts are in some degree
iiuiuenccu morei>y.
The enormous increase in divorce
| in recent years is almost wholly in
the less serious charges of desertion
i
. and cruelty.
Few Cases Contested.
Only 1 r? per cent, of the cases
i brought in twenty years were eon- I
tested, and in many of those the
j contest was merely a formality. The
1 wife more frequently contests than
j the husband. Cruelty heads the list
I of contested grounds and desertion is
. at the foot. Alimony is asked in
about two cases in overy fifteen ami
granted in two cases out of twenty'
two.
A most interesting phase of the
question is how long marriages last
before divorce is granted. Owing to
the law's delay and the time required
(before a decree can be obtained, the
percentage is small in the first two
years of married life, although many
couples separate very quickly. The
highest figures are reached after
three and four years of married life,
and then gradually decreases. More
than one-half of all divorces are
granted before the end of tho ninth
year.
Tho rapidity with which matters
come to a crisis in the married career
is indicated by statistics of tho time
when they actually separate before
applying to the courts. More separations
occur in the first, and second
years of married life than in nny subsequent
year. By tho end of the
fifth year more than half of all tho
separations have taken place.
Tho Federal Inquirers wero not
able to obtain complete data about
mo occupations ol" divorced persons,
but from the partial figures collected
they were able to show that actors
and professional showmen head the
list in proportion to their numbers,
with musicians and teachers of music
coming next. Commercial travelers
rank third. Divorce is least frequent
among agricultural laborers and
clergymen.
The courts have granted on an
averago three out of every four divorce
petitions filed.
Cows Liked Hand Music,
Twelve or thirteen cows in a herd
were grazing in a largo field opposite
a dwelling house. One day a German
band began playing on tho road dividing
the house from tho field.
No sooner did tho cows hear the
: music than they camo from tho
nu umm tMiu oi mu iieui anu standing
with their heads over tho dividing
stone fence quietly listened to tho
music.
On the departure of the musicians
| tho eows followed them as far as they
could on the other side of tho wall.
When they could go no further they
stood looking piteouslv. Some oi!
them became so excited that they ran
'round find 'rrmnd t)in
to get out. Finding no outlet, they
returned to the corner whore they
had lost Bight of the hand and remained
there for a long time.?American
Naturalist.
How He Knew.
I In an assault and battery case tried
in a Cleveland court the prosecuting
witness testified at length that the
defendant had knocked him senseles?
and had then kicked him for several
minutes.
"If this man's attack rendered you
, unconscious," demanded tin; magi
I trate, "how is it that you know ho
kicked you when you were down?"
The question seemed to llooi the
witness. He was lost in reflection for
some moments: ill > : 1 1?? i i renin )ir>
replied:
"L know it, your Honor, becauso
that's what 1 would have done t ? iiini
if I'd got him down."- Circle Magazine.
Well Known Paintings Sold.
I.awroiKc's famous portrait, of tho
Duke of Wellington was sold at auction
in London for $10,000.
Tho Agnews have bought in St.
Petersburg Rembrandt's portrait of
"An Old Jew." The painting was
sold to the Agnews by M Delnroff, a
j private collector, for (72,500. M,
i/*. mi UII 1.111? imi II IT <1
years .ago for $20,000 from Countess
Adlerberg.?New York Sun.
The total number of locomotives lr.
use In this country at the end of 1!>07
was 55,388.
'S OP TI1K WOULD AT A GLAXCK.
iouthern than in Northern Slates.
rantfllv ill tlin l-'nr Wo i #iul rloKpa-iu.
i
best marriage rate of any country in
lustralia, Hungary and Saxony. The
with Sweden next.
i, both in number and percentage,
n in any European country. Japan
ncreasing. it is three times greater
tie Far West. Washington and MoriJersey
and New York arc lowest,
tarriages now performed will be disnted
are to wives.
v divorce is desertion. Cruelty and i
ccount for three-fourths of the cases, j
uru iomusiuil. I lU'CO OUl OI
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HERE'S THE PERFECT
WAITER.
Soup and CuP.ure at Chicago Ur.iversity.
VV'V't't' T'P 1'^ * V ? '??<
' ? I ' ? T T T T t * * '?
There is iio'v a school for waiters
at tli" University of Chicago. Forty
young 111011, who combine a deep
knowledge ol psychology and ethics
with a gill for breaking dishes and
spilling soup 011 professors, aro being
taught the gentle art of serving food
in an ultra-cultured manner at Hutchinson
Mali, the University Commons.
The laboratory method has been
chosen to start the new college. Actual
experience three times a day will
fit the Midway youths for their now
activities and pre pare them for any
exigency that may arise after tho
completion of their education.
Thomas I- Harrell, manager of tho
Commons, is dean of the latest university
depai imerit.
The Commons manager attacked
his subject under six difK rent heads.
Including the "last word," in italics,
in which the aspiring waiter is noti|
fled that "good scholarship will not
make up for a deficiency in efficient
and willing service." Mr. Barrell's
aim is to obtain artistic service from
the kitchen to the customer and then
back again with the leavings.
| The volunteers, who are trying
; their best to memorize the new rules.
will receive I hive twenty -< out meals a
day for their service, which will be
. two ami a hall hours i:i duration.
; They will be given the extra attention
of receiving bread. butter, and
' a drink with each meal, but they
| must not "take rolls or gems in place
' of bread."
Following are some of the rules for
! the perfect waiter laid down by Mr.
j Rarrell:
Do not talk, scuffle, or drop your
trays.
Avoid, in all cases, eating your
: meals in sections, part before and
part after you work; avoid keeping
Ico cream or a la mode checks in
your pockets.
It is not permitted that you have
any one else eat in your place,
j Avoid in all cases handling bread
i with your fingers in taking things
, off your tray.
Most customers desire some part of
t hf>lr nr/1nu
Where fried eggs or poached are
3ervcd, care should be taken to keep
' tho yolk of the ?unbroken.
I A waiter should never leave any
customer, after serving an order, till
lie knows that he has the necessary
silverware to cat with and a glass ot
water.
If necessary, wipe the bottom of
dishes with r. napkin.
He careful not to allow your tray
to drip on the lloor and do not brush
crumbs off tl < table on thoj floor,
j To be a good waiter it i 'essential
j that you should be quick, but W>o
: that you should not a;>pr;u- to hurry*...
Avoid appearing t > ;ianw thine;
down on the tabic.
Butter should be fi-vcil < no i:??? n?
. a plate, as this will .id in savins; unused
tabs.
Reading newspapers or studying
| while on duty should ho avoided
] Do not lean ov r a chair to talk to
i a customer at your table, hut do your
j talking standing a:
I The customers will no; be expected
to live up to the wa ters. Some of
them do Strang" thi.i. s, according to
i the manager, ore maduato student
came to break fa>.t < v i y morning last
summer, nlway. o; ! :in.< simply ,-i
cup of hot wate Manager Darrell
strained the R 1 > xample and
gave it to him f charge, until
he discovered that th<- h arned young
man snrront ions .'irmr.- -i cminll
tablet of prepared chocolate into it
i and partook of a warm and savory
drink every time, will no longer
be tolerated ?Chicago Record-Herald.
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HOW TO STOP A MOTOR OAR.
It Isn't Easy to Do l! in a Hit* Hurry
Without Mviildi 11 u. ^
/
' Xever do . ny thing ?ro idciilv with
nn itomcliib 'writ - ? an \ : ; r. '?1 \
driver in Outing. "Only =0 <-an wear
and tear on the car ! mini". :zed, n >t
to mention accld -v Sui.pos.- you
are confronted wj: . ic nei ?iiI v l, v
a sudden .top. Vn a -. ateur inn ul*e
will be to jam d >v . the dutch pi-da'
grip the fimerp 'ii brake lever and
clamp tho win ! .!.i > cessation of
wiiMi rovoiuuo:
"The ihotor. 'in relieved of its
i Ioa<l, will bo.riii i tho llvwheol
will spin around \\ ii increasing vej
lodty. and you :.i ! n-k> if, espe iall *
j on wi i asplia1'. \ oar 'does noi skid
; nround 1 ik? h:i ;'io em > and
| turn turtle wit . , miiil meat) Tho
wear of thi 1 Mop on i '.< tiros
' should he 111. consideration
[ for you to r. : . on cult i vat in;: it.
! "Ii". on 'lie ;! r hand, you first
elosi the 1' "ill !i ii throw out tho
j clutch arid i>! the hrnke just hard
enough to allow 1 ):t wheols ha rely to
l-evolvr your < will mine t>> a safer
| and ."peed: . i. :> without strain. Tho
motiohs to nfceoni'.dish this must of
course he ] !'-t j > : 111 > simultaneous,
hut the;, are 1 > More difficult than
those required f> r 1 liwrong kind of
slop. Once at rest, you open tho
uiu'iuv j11r>i u1111 > iin iiuvanro ino
spark if necessary to start the engine.
The clutch can (hen ho thrown in
gradually when >011 wish to advance."
He Was (iencrous.
Rome time ago a crowd of flowery
sports went ov r to Philadelphia lo
see a prize light. One "wise guy"
who, anVong otln ; things, is something
of a pickpocket, was so sure of
the result that he was willing to bet
on it.
'"'"lo Kid's foils' i' win. It's a
pipe," he told a friend.
The friend expressed doubts,
"Sore he'll win the pickpocket
persist! d, "I'll bet you a gold watch
he win.
C31111 o.n ?~.i
.JIIII in- i i i' 11 * i ii mi uii'u .
"Why." oxc.laimed tlie pickpocket.
"I'm willin' to bet yon a good gold
twHoh ho wins! Y know what I'll
do? Come through the train with mo
now, an' y' ran pick out any old
Watch you like."?10 very body's MugMl
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