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to the damp mildewed sheet that had
held its fond secret so close for so
many long months.
"Yes, now, dear Jessica?" asked an
eager, radiant voice behind her, and
she turned to face the writer of the
"Oh, Robert! Robert!" cried Jes
sica, her hands' extended like the
winning, wilful child that "she was, "I
have come back to home and peace
On bay and stream and lake
The motor-boaters take
Their varied models out again and
what a noise they make!
They crackle and they boom,
They throw up spray and spume,
They fill the air with racket and with
They bark and.growl.and spit,
Your ear drums nearly split
To hear them making noises like a
Maltese in a fit;
It is a pretty thing
To hear the welkin ring '
When people get their motor bpats
and try them in the spring.
Now auto tires will burst,
And motor bikes are cursed,
But when it comes to cussedness a
motor boat's the worst,
For though you sweat and toil
In water, grime, and oil, -
Thre'kalways something ' busted on
the engjne or the coil.
Or the carbureter's clogged,
Or the shft is' water-logged .
Or the dlnkleb'uster's battered where
the .thingumbob is jogged.
And, in spite of glare arid frown,
She is.alway brekkingdown ,
When you haven'd got paddle and
youre X8 miles from town.
Yet the motor;boating game
Isn't dull at all, or .tame,
And, in spite-ofall its, worries, it will
hold you jUst the same, "
For to pay'for all your woes,
And-your troubles "and your throes.
Now and then your vision .happens,
now and then, your engine
BY THE WAY, HOW;S YOURS
There's really much -more, of in
terest in that case of Connell vs.
Bhmer, at Fond du Lap, Wis,t thanKih
the trial of eddy for '"tatting too
much." None of us 1b going to suffer
if Teddy did "booze a -bjt," whiTe
those of us still blessed; or cursed,
with an appendix may well keep
posted on that Wisconsin case. -
Dr. J. W. Ehmer Is being sued by
Dr. J. T. Connell for plaiider, said
slander growing oaf of thef fact that
Dr. Cpnnell'cut into the wrong side
of a patient in searching iorMtis ap
pendix. Tte. Connell acknowledges
that he sliced open the wrong side
and says he noticed his mistake and
atjonce carved the other side. But
here he adds the' 'tremendous an
nouncement that.1t js notejy.un.
uual for -a surgedfi to -ppen.the
wrong side "of a patient in anopera
tion for appendicitis.
- The professional admission that
operation for appendicitis is sort df
an exploring expedition ought to
make us sit up and take notice. So
many of our municipal troubles are
being, laid to appendicitis-, nowadays,
that to "view operation, as a sort -of
general excavation must sendshivers
up and -down the public spine.