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SETS JfSW MARK
H. H. ROGERS "S FEAT IX
Single Handed He Financed Build
ing of Virginian- Hailzvay—No
Stock or Bonds Sold.
The formal opening on Friday by H. H. Roger*
nf his Virginia Railway marked the completion of
th« easaaN one-man achievement m the histoiy r.r
railroad building in this country. Although the
total amount expended on the road, its equipment
and terminals to date has been approximately $50.
000.000. not a share of stock or a bond has been
*ol<3 to finance the proposition, and t'..e only secur
ities of the road in the hands of the public are
J1T. 000. 000 of short term notes and $3. 750, i>00 of
equipment notes. The rest of the financing has
\*-tr. done by Mr. Rogers personally.
The road. the construction of which was begun
lr; 190". runs from Deepwater, W. Va.. on the Kana
ka River, to SewelTa Point, Ya.. eight miles] from
Norfolk, its total length being 44" miles. The
Seweli's Point terminal, where t!i^ opening cere
monies took ptece, comprises six hundred acres of
land, with a waterfront of three thousand feet.
Htt there baf been constructed h steel superstruct
ure nderedT pier, one thousand feet kmg. which
Is able to aoeommedatc colliers with a carrying
c£pac:ty cf ten thousand tons #-ach, of which, the
company •will have a flert of ten or twelve.
No expense ha? been spared to make the Vir
ginian Railway one of the finest pieces of railroad
construction in this country. The heaviest rails
tax* been used throughout, the tdbed is rock bal
l^gted, the bridges are of the heaviest and bc^t con
struction, ar.d ■wili safoly accommodate trains haul
ir.g four thousand tons of coal. Curves have been
eiiir.inat'd at tremendous expense, .and tl-e road Is
rot only the most direct but also the lowest grade
T^ao from the West Virginia coal BeMs to tlde
■o-ater. Th*- maximum grade in West Virgfaila is
lc-fs than 2 per cent, and th« average f or the entire
lMsrth is about 1 I** r °" m -
It T»-a? Mr. Rogers'* ambition to build •!]•- road
entirely from liis own resources, and he would no
doubt have Rjccecd**! in so doing if 11 had not hor<.'
for tbe dertfesdon in tho stock market in the spring
of ,r, ; an<l the panic that followed in October of
that year, which -■".'•• ■■ ■ ■ ploy a large por
tion of Ws funds that would hay» otherwise gon«
Into his road In meeting th<* demands mad'« upon
him from numerous source* as s result of the .i-
moralisation that set in.
Mr. Ropers" s decision to build a low grade rail
rrtP ,' his ov.-:i from the West Virginia coal fields.
nh»r«- he had acquired extensive properties. to tide
■n-Eter was d-j«». ii is sai<*. to the refusal of the
Norfolk & Western to transport his coal to the sca
bcrtrd at what Mr. Rogers considered an equitable
price. Those familiar v.ith tli« negotiations say
that lir was Informed that his coal would be car
ried at the usual rate. bul for no l^ss. His reply
wr.« : "I shall build a road of my owi to carry tli"
c-£l to tidewater/ And build It he did. and that,
too. Tvitliout giving up liis infrrsf in any of his
AT :rr outset Mr. Rogers's business associate'
«*.id not look favorably upon his plan to build a
tai!road. and he received ■ either encouragement
nor off-rs Of financial assistance from them. Even
hi* closest friends advised against the scheme, but
V- Ropravai not ?o be turned from his Purpose,P urpose,
snd when r>f men declined to help him he an
»:cunce<s l.is intention of "going II alone." Building
« railr< 2<i without an issue of stocks and bonds
Ms without precedent in railroad history, but Mr.
lepers does not lei lack of precedent at: Dd in his
•way -Riien he makes up his mind to d.< Bomethlng.
He writ ahead ::nd organized a company called
tkc Deepwater Railway Company^ which was char
iemi to ; i lld a railroad from Deepwater, W. Va..
south m '.i>f Virginia state line, a distance of 114
raii«*. This company was capitalized at only
!i4V£-\ which was never- mci eased.
After this road was almost completed Mr. Rog
ers formed another company, called the Tidewater
Bafiway Company^ chartered to build a line from
th* terminus of the former road to tidewater at
BfwelTe Point, Va.. about two 'iundred and thirty
mi!*? Work on this second road ■■■ ■ - pushed
r»;-.;d'.;- and bj February. nW. it was more than
half completed. Ip to this time Mi Rogers has
62ance<3 the project personally, but its tremendous
absorption of cash, in addition to the demands
ma<ie upon him : y his other enterprises, tinalb
'-- « him to appeal to the public for as«lsta«jce
ta carry n the work. Before ri<-'iT,cr so, however.
fc« bl understood to have disposed of a large
ÜBOunt ef his high grade Investment securH at
Mr. Rogers' first public borrowing for his road
was in the nature of a J10.000.000 short term not»>
Issue carrying a high rate of interest, which was
put out in February. 1907. It had not been gener
elh- known before this time who was back of the
ro»3, which was commonly called the Deepwater-
TWwater. but with the floating of Mr. Rogers s
r*-' : a! notes for such a large amofnt the story
leakeo out that he was the man who had been
cuttlr.r ur> the money to build the line, and In
terest in the project et once became International.
Because of the bsgh rate Mr. Roges had to pay
for this loan rumors soon began to circulate that
fc* was in financial difficulties and would be forced
to Bfll the road, the Norfolk & Western being; men
tioned .-.s the most probable purchaser. Although
the Interests back of that road denied that they
kM any intention ef taking the property off Mr.
F.orers'^ hands, reoorts of his finan<-ial embar
ratEraeit continued to circulate, and it was said
that upward of 40 per cent of his fortune was in
volved ta the project. His breakdown in the sum
tn»r of 15WVT and his temporary retirement from
active business were attributed in well posted cir
cles to have been due to worry over the financing
cf his road.
But In spite of ill tiealth and regardless of criti
eitm an-1 the high price he was obliged to pay for
noney. Mr. Rogers continued to push the work to
completion. Then came the pank-, with all its at
tendant evils, but It required more than a. panic to
fsrerve Mr. Rogers from his purpose, and although
the stringency of the money market and the great
afiflitlonal demands made upon him forced him to
halt the work for awhile, It wan soon resumed sni
Mart eteadily on until the road was completed.
Tae $10,005,000 which Mr. Rogers had borrowed in
the spring of 1907 did not, however, prove sufficient
to finish the roa«". and In May, 1908. he was again
forced to appeal to the public tor money, this time
for J17.000.000, which he obtained by an issue of
totes runriins; for a longer period and carrying a
lower rate of Interest than the preceding issue.
T»>3 rnl'.lion dollars of the proceeds of this new
sote eale was used to retire the old notes, and the
btlance has been more than enough to finish the
coattructlon of the road. The only borrowing
•luce then has been through an issue of J3.750.000
equipment notes lo provide additional equipment
for the road. Including 1,500 all steel fifty ton coal
cars, costl&t about $1,000,000.
In March, 1907. about a month after he made his
firu loan. Mr. Rogers consolidated his two roads,
ta* t>e«pwa.ter and the Tidewater, into one sys
tem under the name of the Virginian Railway. Th«
'oad it capitalized at 136,000, 0u0, and has an author
t«e« bond Usue cf $33,500,000. None of these secur
ities is outstanding with the. exception pt $1,500.
•^ of the stock, which was given as a bonus with
T r* $17,000,000 note l«sue. H. H. Rogers is president
•# the read and holds most of the stock. The
•U»«r officers are Raymond Dv Puy, vice-president
•■* J!».ierß! manager, and Jamei Clsrie, secretary
KTtaQa tht road wa? constructed primarily to
ißaaapari coal from th« rich bituminous coal fields
sf West Virginia, th« territory which it traverses
l * nch in farm land, and should afford a diversified
traSc In garden and farm products, etc. There Is
*l*o • oneid*rabl« lumber output In part of the
territory tt reaches. A first class passenger service
*"ill be provided In tht> near future. It Is said.
Several branch Mne« are being constructed, and
others are tn contemplation. There has been some
t *" t of arrarigins trade connections with some
-her roads *o give the line an entrance to the
«• ports, but nothing bae come of It &c yet. All
til *t 1» needed for such a connection would be the
construction of < bridge across the Kanawha River
at Carboßdale. \V. Va.. which would enable the
F'-Ret* road to Jorm a junction with the Kanawha
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line from the West Virginia coal fields to tide
wmter. promises to be a formidable competitor of
the other roads in us territory. it is already p.s
sur»»U of mi annual liaul of 1,600,000 tons of coal
from its own properties, and it is fipured that as
Boon as it gets fairly under way the minimum
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MAKES GIFT OF SPIEGEL GROVE.
Colonel Hayes Gives Home of President Hayes
to Ohio Historical Society.
'■"olumbus. Ohio.. April -Colonel Webb C.
Hayes, who ecently came "i^ 1 .- 1 possession of Spiegel
Grove, the home of tlio late President Rutherford
B. Hayes, at Fremont. Ohio, has presented thp
proper t> in irusi to the Ohio Historical Society,
and the trust i:as been accepted. 11<« I U also
sigtiified his intention of removing the bodies of
OXYGEN AS A SUBSTITUTE
Dr. Leonard Erskine Hill, lecturer on physiol
ogy at the London Hospital, is a firm believer j
in oxygen — th^ "vital air" of Condorcet — as a j
pick-me-up for athletes, and states that those
who inhale it before makmq efforts that are out
Rutherford B. Hayes and Lucy Webb Hayes from
Oakwood Cemetery. Fremont, where they .were
burled at death, to a high knoll on the tract con
veyed to the society, together with the somewhat
pretentious monument that now Kurnioupts their
The. tr*<, con • '••'. contai! about forty acres
and is densely wooded, the trees being for the most
part original forest. Spiegel Grove does not depend
wholly upon the fact that It was once the home of
f. President for its historical value, it was the sito
of old Fort Btephenson, vhich, on August I and '-■
1613, Major George Groghan and one hundred and
sixty men held against an attack by two thousand
British and Indians, and thus made easily possible
the defeat of the same enemy under Proctoi and
Tecumseh by General Harrison at Detroit a little
later. In fact, a portion of the old Harrison mili
tary trail stretches through Spiegel Grove.
It also marks the "furthest west" point reached by
the Colonial troops from Connecticut, New York
and New .jersey, when, in iTt.i, under General Israel
Putnam, they w arched with the British under Gen
eral Bradstreet Into Ohio against the French and
Indians under Pontlac It was originally the site
of a neutral village of the Krie Indians', and was
used as a city of refuge for contending tribes down
to 1650, when the Huron confederacy was destroyed
by the Iroquois. At one time Daniel BoOne and
v. large r.umber of whites were held there by the
Indians as captives, and during the Revolution it
was a British outpost.
President. Roosevelt retired from his exalted of
flve. while a comparatively young man, and doubt
lea* looks forward to a logger lease of life than has
fallen to the lot of a majority of retiring Presidents.
John Adams, the second President, lived over a
quarter of a century after laying down the cares of
office, but the average period of life of the Presi
dents after retirement is only twelve years and ten
months. The list follows:
George Washington lived two years and nine
months after retirement.
John Adams lived twenty-five years and three
months. -, ;]
Thomas Jefferson lived seventeen years and three
James Madison lived nineteen years ahd three
James Monroe lived cix years and four months.
John Qulncv Adams lived nineteen years at:
served ii^Xhe House of Representatives.
Andrew* Jackson lived eight years and three
Martin Van Buren lived twenty-one years and
fcur months. • .
William Henry Harrison died precisely one month
after his Inauguration. April 4. IS-U.
John Tyler lived seventeen years after his retire-
James K. Polk lived three month's.
Zachary Taylor dleu In office, sixteen months
after his inauguration.
Millard Fillmore lived twenty-one years after his
Franklin Pierce lived twelve years an.l Beven
m jame s Buchanan lived six years and eleven
'Abraham Lincoln dieu in office
\ndrew Johnson lived six year? and four months
after retirement, and served a portion of a term in
the United Stateß Senate.
r S Grant lived eight years and four month*
Hayes lived eleven year." and
James A. GarfielJ died four months after his ln
ai Ch J ester A. Arthur survived one y»«r and eight
•months after retirement.
Urov*r Cleveland lived ten years and seven
lieniamin Harrison lived eight years.
William McKinley died In office. ■■. .
Only two of Mr. Roosevelt's predecessors returned
to public life, John Qulncy Adams dying while a
member of the Houb* of Representatives, and^An
drew Johnsoa passing away while United States
Senator. Mr. Rooeevelt may also return to Wash
ington as a Senator, but whether he doe* or not the
people of the country, regardless of polities or re-
Hcloti. will wish him a lease of life far beyond the
three score and ten allot tsd to mankind.— Salt Lake.
NEW-YORK DAn.Y TRIBUNE, SUXHAY. APRIL 4, 1909.
ORDEAL OF THE
CHURCH VOICE TEST
KEEN RIVALRY AMONG
Man// Applicants, Comparatively
Few Places— Now Js the Season
of Choir Changes. .
Tha arrival of April, ushering In the final intense
month of rivalry air.ons: Nen ror* ehurea choir
FOR TRAINING: ATHLETES INHALING T
of the ordinary are far more likely to bre?k
records and to win games than those who do
not. In support of his idea* ha set two students
boxing at the London institution recently. One
of these was new to the sport; the other a well
singers, casts many a singer's heart in gloom be
ca<i>e the host OPPOI tunit are cl'-sed and cheers
many another by the thought that the mosi for
midable ii\;:'. Is out of the running.
ginning with Januarj and usual'o ending by
May 1, eacl year sees .1 general reconstruction
movement among the church choirs or New York.
.I , is as there i- ■ season m the fall when the
spirit of home change t>eenis contagious, so the
thuroh musical world is l' used in t >'.•■> .*T>rniß to the
almost unlimited opportunities of our extravagant
Most singers think they sing well, but those who
really do usually kr.ow it and are constantly trying
for higher places. They voluntarily move or. The
less; accomplished ones are incited to resign or. in
stubborn cases are iitiinlsanfl for congregations
and their church musical committees have a rather
high Idea of the talent their" sometimes slender
contributions Bhould buy and an Inverse idea of
the time and money entailed by the moat modest
Tii.- career of a chareh singer is not so difficult of
attainment by smn. i ause comparatively few try,
and those who' do are generally ur«rd by especial
fitness. It 1b a common criticism of foreigners that
American men are too busy ma'ilng money to
boUior to attain any excellence M this art. Even a
foggy basso is generally received With some degree
of respect aud thcie is seldom a tenor so untrue
to the pitch or so strangling in his top notes thai
he carnot get a place somewhere.
Tt is to the Jostling army of women, however,
that the plums aaen few. Barely, when one consid
ers the hundreds of thousands of women in this big
metropolis, it would seem that enough well trained
voic«s might be found at homa .o do the. work of
the churches But they flutter hero in greater
nurrrbers every year fr.>m all over the United States ,
like moths to the catidle flame, untried young girls,
full of sweetness in their convictions at least, if not
in their v..i<-es, unsuccessful married women, and
womout prlma donnas determined lo renew their
former triumphs. All come hopefully, fondly im
agining that merely being able to sing Bongl well
entitles them to good church places here.
THE CROWDED FIELD.
The more thoughtful naturally wonder that tills
field should be *» crowded, when the etage offers
so much more of applause and money. There an;
many petty exactions In the churches, and the
poorest paid places often demand the must taient.
But there if. a large nuiuber of people who cling to
a good. old-fashioned horror of the stage and the
Ideal of personal modesty In women. ■Church
choir singing is so ladylike; one would do it any
wny, just for fun," they say.
■•Viewing New York from the outside as a field
for the harvesting of this particular ambition."
said one who ought to know, "It looks wide and
long. On examining the jp-ound closely, however,
from within the lnclosure, It is seen to be planted
several rows thick to every furrow. Only the tit
test roots can survive the harrowing.
"There doe? not seam any cure possible for this
congested condition except a decrease In the num
ber of applicants. Even If it has succeeded Bos
ton as the greatest musical centre in America, New
York cannot make more places merely to satisfy
the demand of outsiders. We already have more
church slngtrs than can be properly recompensed.
It sounds inhospitable, but the rest should go home.
If the overplus would only flock to other pastures
instead of all staying and starving here, they would
find the grating better.
"Church places are rery nloe Indeed after you
get them, but the getting of them Is sometimes a
horror. Aij Intimate fcnowl«lge of the ordinary
chizrch trial' arouse* amazement that there are
any recroits left to make tt possible, for this name
is mdeed fitting. You eeme to New York to sting i
Tou don't know th« town, and therefore seek the J
Foreign Resorts. *
aid of a church choir agency, paying out your fee
almost as cheerfully and confidently as it i? re
cafvad, for you have learned the number of
churches in New York. On« day the agency man
gives you a 'tip' in a lowered voice. 'Ye; 5 , there ta
going t" bl an exclusive hearing isp there.' he <=n.' . s.
1 am telling you In absolute confidence, and don't
tell any one else, because they <1o not want a
crowd. No. don't write tiiem. Of cours* not Don't
tell who sent j oil. .Tnst slip in and sing to them.'
"On the appointed day you start out a few
minutes before the hour, so as not to be too early
and not too late. It 18 strange,' you think, as you
come, in sisrht of the handsome church, 'that they
don't offer more to their soloists, when you hay«
ypent nearly $2/00 already in voice training.' You
ascend the massive stone steps ana try the V.ra?s
door handles but the door Is locked. Hearing
voire«. you walk around t<> the side, and th^re join
some seventy-five other persons, evidently waiting
tn b° let in- There often are seventy-five It is a
raw day. and you stamp one foot and then another,
uncomfortably realizing the effect of cold feet upon
the tonsils. You look aboul BaaptdOßSty, wonder-
Ing If the committee can be trjing roicea for the
IE GAS BEFORE A CONTEST.
trained man. By the end of the second round
the novice was "done."' Oxygen was then ad
ministered to him. with the result that he began
wo-k again comparatively fresh, and "stayed"
much better than he had before.
rliorus also, or if If Is possible that seventy-flve
"thor absol • confidential tijis have been given.
You begin to hate the head of the choir agency.
Your Klance la •■■■■' by some seventy-five .other
glances, cold and unloving. Tou hug your roll of
sourr. chosen so carefully to reveal yourself, and
try to look the jinrt of one who calmly knows hts
worth.. Then you wonder If that ts what tnatea
the r^.-r of them look so foolish. * *
FREEZE WHILE YOU WAIT.
"When you finally ar* barded to the in?i<lf <»r
th<* church you are in despair to find that It. as
well aa the outside of the world, is unheated. You
learn lons afterward that 'hfatln;: up" for church
trials Is generally objected to as an unnecessary
»>xi'»'ns<>, but at the moment you are filled with
disappointment. You notice, that the committee Is
wearing Its greatcoats, and remember that you
cannot sing freely unless you remove your wraps.
"Bui In more ways than thin you feel chilled.
The committee seems hurried, the organist unin
tereated, and you begin to feel generally that
everybody hates, you. Tin whole atmosphere is
hostile, and you fear that your temperament may
fail you. V<mi remember your natural diffidence
and how you never like to sins um!.->s people are
glad to hear you. Nobody here seems likely t.. be
glad However, you find great encouragement in
listening; to the others, for each in turn sings very
badly indeed. You don t really hate them, but you
are glad anyhow. Your turn comes toward the end.
and. leaning for support against the brass rail of
the choir loft, you open the first of the songs se
lected to reveal yourself. The accompaniment after
its initial blast, suddenl] geta very weak, and your
knees knock together with embarrassment. i<ein
cold and unnerved, you particularly need support.
There Is a pause, and you know you must begin.
Somebody must. You are sure you are going to
have tonstlitis, your throat feels so queerly You
gulp. Well, 1 says the organist, looking over his
Shoulder expectantly, perhaps sarcastically. Some
thing must be done. You straighten up with great
self-respect and bectii. But all through that page
and the next you wonder who Is making the noise.
"At the foot of the second page, 'That will do,
interrupt.- the organist. -But that Is 'only the re
citative.' you murmur apologetically. 'Walt till
I get Into the theme.'' 'We have not time for any
more, he nays. 'Try to sight-read this.'
"You stupidly take the open book he thrusts into
your hand and begin to chant, dully realizing an
unseemliness In the chords of the organ. "You
didn't play what was written,' you cry Indignantly.
•I know i played a little off,' he answers, shame
lessly. "I wanted to test your pitch. TJiat is all,
"On your shaky way down the small steps, h
commltteeman politely takes down your name and
address, writing the wrong street number, but you
are so grateful for this break in your ignominious
retreat that you do not bother to correct him. At
tlie moment It scarcely seems worth while. Nothing
"Two girls sat huddled one night in the dim, cold
auditorium of a small church in the seventies. \\>
will ea,ll one Ann. for the sake of brevity, and
the other Clementina, for contrast. Th<\v met for
the first time and the self-same impulse had
brought them to the church.
■• There are so many here., almost a hundred,'
complained Ann to Clementina. '1 was told con
fidentially that there were to be only a few."
' The wrd confidentially held Clementina's atten
tion. 'Did the F— Agency send your she asked.
" 'Yes.' admitted Ann. 'You see, I happea to
know Mr. F personally, through a friend of
mine. He likes my voice. He says It's a f>hame
for me to take ruch a small position, but the »ea
ecn If late and it will do &s a starter.'
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Tariffs of tli* n<-fel« and full partiralar* as to rnnte«
miiT l>r had Mt tbf F.tiru[>«-:in l>fti<e>> ,<f "The Trlbunr.'"
■ t ■■I>ane«. Inn Hou«f." ■_";.'"> Mr;ind < ovrrlo<>l»inK
Alilnvrh and Kinzsway). London.
" 'He told me the same thing.' ?atd Clementina
•■■():. c sent ■■■■•" asked Ann
"> •s. >ou see I happen to k;:-->w
through ft friend of mine, a yellow banknote.'
■ Ann gipcled 'He's an ■•• •
mitted comfortably. 'Bui I'd especially like to ser
this position because it ta not far from home. If
1 can't get it. though, I\l like you to,' she added
•■ 'To« have a gt>ou reason. Tell it to the com
mittee. • suggested Clementina, 'It might help. I
want this job because I've got to gel something.
My folks won't paj for me to stay here much
longer unless I get work to do. They think if I'm
any good, somebody ought to find it out soon."
"• 'But people say it takes eight year's hard work
to make a passably good New York linger. sug
gested Ann cheerfully. Ann won very handsome
furs nnii.a diamond pendant from her collar.
'•Clementina was watching the. diamond P<=t
datit 'That is all right if you have eight years'
worth of money." she said. She had no muff and
was cuddling her hands for warmth inside h'T
" 'What <lo you usually singT Ann tried a j
lighter topic • "Save Me.' by Randegarer? I think !
I'll try "Entreat Me Not to I,eave Thee I could i
put a lot of feeling into that." She giggled again,
though a trifle more nervously, for the trial was j
beginning. : * , \
• ! have never sung al a trial.' whispered
entina. "Oh. yea, I ha\e gone to several, nut it
always looks sor' of bcpelesa before mj r
1 slip p vay Without trying. But t win try to
night, CT Ml ne\er I especr p . . n. I
mu>t pet a position."
THE WOMAN THAT WON.
"Ann's turn came in time and she mounted the |
platform gracefully. Then she stood there in a |
charming pose, throwing back her fur scarf care- |
lessly during the prelude. I tr.ink it best to dwell
upon Ann's looks, for the less said about her song i
the better. She- doubtless had a pretty voice and
no mean ability, but something went radically I
wrong with her that night and she soon gave up '
her spirit to the wish only to die. Suffice it to j
say that she survived the- song, with enough spirit
to cry a few minutes after she- had sunk lata her
seat, tl*e eternal cry of all who fail. 'Oh. I wish
I could get up now and do it over again.'
"The next singer was a very pretty girl. More I
than that, she was a genius. Oh. no; not in music. 1
In truth, she knew very litt!» about that, but she. i
did not realize it. &he knew, however, much about j
men, and knew she knew it She realized master- I
fully that the organist was a youns man. and j
therefore susceptible; that the commit teemen were \
not .ogres, hut just nice, pudgy papas, who were J
not young and therefore doubly susceptible Com- i
urehensiw-ly speaking, she knew that all were men.
"She smiled at the organist wistfully from un- ;
derneath the roses in her hat. He at once felt her j
dependence upon him, and decided to give her a |
chance. Then she faced the committee chiefly as '
an attractive woman and sang them a plaintive
little song in a fresh, childish voice which, to do
It Justice, was on the key perhaps over half the
time, but always appealing, whether on or off He
eyes greatly aided her coaxing voice She was
darins. bewitching. The commit'^ was hera.
"They listened to this little siren through that
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whoie song, and afterward another. At the end 1 of
the 'trial' she was engaged to fill the position.
- "It might be mentioned that after four Sundays
of her Incompetent kdarabtp of the quartet la
church she was tenderly asked to resign. w!»n
many weird reasons were manufactured to spare
her feelings, but that bj another— song.
"During the singing of th<» pretty sir! Clemen
tine b^gan M button herself within her t-oat.
" 'Aren't you going to try?" asked Ann.
" 'Xo,' replied Clementina, with set jaw.
"As she nißSß.iil toward . .c elevated, she began
to f«»l the dull disg-ust of a mnral failure. 'I am
a coward." she exclaimed. A.! thos* chills, all
that waiting, all that asony for nothing: 1 shall
never, never respect myse f asrain. But.*- as eternal
hope asserted it? strength wtthtn her. T might
have gotten it if I had tried. Who knows? Next
time T must surely, surely try.' "
The Hostess— l hop* you will like this puncS.
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| iner it with bis own hands.
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We must ccnsratulate him.
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t nut aim to JPuek.