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T don't know why lie should be
so bitter against me," mourned the
governor's white-haired sire. "I want
to forget bygones. The holidays are
The estrangement grew up many
years ago. Itwas emphasized by di
vergent political vi&ws and public ac
tivity premised on those oppbsed
principles. The father in turn, con
gressman and state assemblyman,
has always been a Republican. The
son espouses and champions the
new Progressive cause that which
made him governor.
In the political arena they set
themselves father versus son like
adamant. In private they passed
each other without a word. The
home of each was closed against the
The climax was reached when, in
the overthrow of the old standpat
regime by Hiram Johnson, his aging
father went down to a bitter defeat
for the state assembly where he had
so long been a shrewd leader.
- He ascribed that defeat largely to
the activities of "his boy" who felt' it
his duty to further forget consan
guinity in the larger public responsi
bilities. Subsequently the wound was deep
ened. There were important meet
ings of the Bar Association in which
Grove L. Johnson is a prominent
member and to which the governor,
also an attorney, was not invited.
The father likewise remained away
from those functions where the son
But now the old man is getting
along in years. His boy, too, at the
close of his term as governor, is
greying rapidly. The secret yearn
ing between the two is waxing
They want to get back to the re
lationship of the aforetime. Blood
is proving thicker than partisanship.
"The lamp is still burning for my
boy's return" is the overture of the
lonely old father.
TO SAVE GLOVES IS AN ART
Never buy cheap gloves. Good
gloves will clean over and over again,
they won't split, and in their last days
they will still look well. Don't buy
too small gloves. Quite apart from
the usual split, a hand which is pal
pably hursting from its glove is most
inelegant. The pressure on the veins,
too, brings two other evils face pim
ples and a permanently enlarged
Trim and file the nails regularly,
and place in the ends of the glove
fingers tiny pieces of fine wool. This
saves the tips wonderfully. If your
hands are moist always dust them
with fine starch or powder before
putting them on. If you are clever
at buttonhole work make, in the
palm, two little holes. Don't cut them,
but punch them with a stilletto.
These will ventilate the palm, keep
your hand cool, and, of course, it
saves the glove as well.
A torn place should be mended with
the buttonhole stitch once or twice
closely around the edges, and then
the- latter should be joined together.
Use fine cotton, instead of silk, for
Always fasten the first button of
a glove kist. When gloves are taken
off they should not be rolled In a ball
and thrown anywhere. GloveB should
be gently pulled into shape and laid,
right side out, in a proper box, or
sachet. When you have put on new
gloves don't close the fingers for 10
minutes at least. This gives the glove
a chance to "set" to your hand.
Always save old glove buttons.
They may come in nicely to replace
buttons on gloves in use. Long
"party" glovesT should be laid in the
folds of a damp towel for an hour
or so before they are needed.
Glove cleaning costs little. It is
best to let professionals do the work.
Suede gloves good ones can be
cleaned by being rubbed with fine
oatmeal. Brush it off with a soft nail
brush. Stains, if any, should be first
removed with a little benzine.