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lieve she said she was born for a '
good time.. No girls who stays at
home with her mother and works to
support herself and her child is look
ing for a good time.
"Of course she did expect when
she married you,-that she would have
a happy time. Every girl expects that
of her husband. And If you are a
!man, you win start all ' over again
and make her a happy home. You
would live with him, wouldn't you?"
the judge asked Mrs. Louise.
"If he win provide for me and stop
drinking," she answered.
But "William was obdurate. He just
didn't like the idea at alL
Still, he may reconsider before
long, for the judge ruled that he must
give $7 each week out of his $12
present salary to the support of Lou
ise and tie baby, and, though WU-liamis-lawyer
protested that this was
unfair as Wiffiam couldn't possibly
board and clothe himself on $5 a
week, the judge let the order stand.
So there Is a possibihty that under
the stress of paying Louise $7 a
week, William may conclude that
jthat idea of the judge's about start
ing over again isn't at aU bad.
. DIARY OF FATHER TIME
Before the invention of the cotton
gin to get one pound of clean cotton,
without wasting any, used to require
a whole day's labor. It was this fact"
that rendered the raising of cotton
so- unprofitable and kept the South
ern states of America from sharing
in the prosperity enjoyed by the
states of the North after the close of
the Revolutionary War.
The cotton gin added one thou
sand million dollars to the revenue
of the Southern states. How much
did the inventor gain by it? Not one
dollar! Eli Whitney associated him
self with a man of capital and went
to Connecticut to set up a manufac
tory of cotton gins. But the sim
plicity of the machine was such that
any good mechanic who saw it could
make one and long before Whitney
was ready to supply machines of his
own making there were great num
bers in operation aU over the cotton
His patent proved to be no pro
tection to him. He struggled on
against adverse influence for fifteen
years. In 1808, when his patent ex
pired, he gave up the contest, and
withdrew from the business a poorer
man than he was before he invented
the cotton gin.
HOMESICK FOR THE HOME AND
By Barton Braley.
Tm just a bit sick of the city;
It's lost quite a lot of its thrUl;
I'm sick of the pavements, aU gritty,
The racket that never is stiUt
I'm weary of plunder and pillage
And of all of the hurry and whirL
I want to go back to the vUlage
And sit on the porch with a GirL
I want to hear picket gates dicking
As the 'young men come over to
And the, deep and monotonous tick
ing Of the grandfather's clock In the
To harken to the laughter and sing
ing That comes on the breezes awhirK
And the creak of the hammocks aU
And me on the porch with a Girl!
And the leaves would be whispering
And the flowers would perfume the
And the night would grow quieter
And gee, but I wish I was there;
I s'pose I'd get nothing but blame
The folks in the city's mad swirl,
But I want to go back where I came
And sit on the porch with a Girl!