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THE WASHINGTON TDIES, SUM)AY, FEBRUARY 2, 1913. ""l
IS. EUSTIS 1Y
HAVE SEAT OF HONOR
Lost Glories of Temporary
"First Lady" May Be Re
stored Under New Plan.
Mrs. William Corcoran Eustis, wife of
the inaugural committee chairman, may
sot lose all the glory of temporary
"First Lady of the Land," which was
taken from her when President-elect
"Wilson barred the inaugural ball. She
may have a seat of honor with Mrs.
"Wilson In riding from the White House
to the Capitol and back.
Definite plans for the part Mrs. Wil
ton, Jlrs. Eustis, Mrs. Taft, and Mrs.
Marshall will hasrc in the Induction
ceremonies are not completed, but the
Plan to honor Mrs. Eustis is under dis
cussion in inaugural circles this after
noon. Heretofore the inaugural committee
chairman's wife has been "First Lady
of the Land" for a few brief moments
by reason of leading 'the grand march
at the Inaugural ball with the Presi
dent This honor has made the post of
committee chairman much sought each
inauguration, and more so than ever
May Retain Glory,
The President-elect's eleventh hour
ban on the ball swept away the glory of
Deing chairman and left only the real
hard work. If the plan now under con
sideration is consummated, Mr. Eustis
and his vwife win have as much glory
as they would have had under original
social plans for Inaugural week.
Chairman Harper, of the civic organi
zations committee, will devote much of
his attention this week to organizing
the District section of the parade. Ho
hopes to have about 000 civilians on
horseback, in addition to the Young
Men's Democratic Club and other local
political delegations. The War De
partment has loaned Mr. Harper 250
saddles for use by the riders, and he
plans to apportion these on the basis of
"first come, first served."
By the end of the week, he hopes to
have the District delegation thoroughly
-organized . as the best group ever ar
ranged by the citizens of Washington
for inaugural parade. Mr. Harper ex
pects to select his aides within a day
Must Protect Statues.
The inaugural committee at its Thurs
day meeting will probably make an ar
rangement fjr protecting monuments
located at points where stands are to
te -erected or where crowds will be
densest. The Government requires that
indemnification bonds be given.
It is, probable that the committee will
decide upon an ornamental fence to sur
round the stautes, thus keeping crowds
away, but not necessitating the cover
Ins; up of the designs.
Union Labor Wins.
The Times story to the effect that
non-union labor might get the Illumin
ation contract played a part in the
awarding of the concession late yes
lerday afternoon. Union labor won.
Washington lost the contract.
Chairman Gude, of the illumination
committee, after granting the contract
to the National Electric Company, of
Baltimore for about $3,100 net, declared
that he did not feel at liberty to give
a "Washington concern the preference,
. since the District bids ranged from
COO to 11.000 higher than the Maryland
bid. Union labor had made a con
certed, move to prevent a non-union
concern from getting the work.
Intercollegiate headquarters has in
vited all the colleges of the land to
take part in the Wilson College Men's
League section cf the inaugural parade.
The prescribed uniform for this section
will be a cap and gown with a broad
-shoulder band of the college colors.
Parade Not a Lark.
Undue hilarity will be frowned dowr.
JCo tin horns or other noise producers
-II1 be permitted, and the Intercol
legiate headquarters has sent forth a
-warning that the parade is of national
dignity and is no sense a lark.
Governors of States, unless accom
panied by militia, will ride in the col
lege men's section.
Major Sylvester, chairman of the pub
lic order committee, has announced his
list of appointments. His appointees
will be expected to perform actual work
of maintaining order and directing visl
, tow on March 4.
Warns Against Thieves.
It Is possible that Major Sylvester
will offer a reward to any committee
man making an imporant capture of a
"dip" or other criminal. The major ex
pects to warn Inaugural guests against
any lavish display of money, gold
watches and the like
The military division of the inaugural
parade will be smaller than In previous
vears. Maj. Gen. Leonard wood, cniel
marshal, has aimed to have the num
bers and expense as low as is consis
tent with efficiency.
In order to make the social affairs
surrounding the inauguration as brilliant
as possible, national officers of the
Women's Wilson and Marshall League
are coming, to Washington to assltt
the leaders" of the District branch
Miss Evelyn Pegues. of Jackson, Tenn.,
secretary for the Southern States, lr.
here to help Mrs. George A. Amies and
other officials, and later Mrs. Frank
Woodruff wrlll come here. It Is hoped
by the women that both Mr Wilson
and Mr. Marshall with their wives will
crace the ball planned for inaugural
Police Brave Scarlet
Fever Sign in Raid
Lieutenant Falvey. Sergeant Davi.
Precinct Detective Smith, and Officers
Harbin, 'William, and Downs, of the
Ninth precinct, participated In a raid
last night that created a lot of excite
ment In the section about Roscdale
The men surrounded the premises at
J312U Rosedale street, and braved a
scarlet fever sign, which. It seems, was
intended for the adjoining premises. In
forcing a way in. From twenty to
twenty-five men were gathered in one
room "rolling the bones," according to
the police, and they all sought to es
cape at once, diving through doors and
windows, and seeking hiding in cup
boards and under the furniture. James
C Wilkerson was held for permitting
gaming on the premises.
" -His Half ShareF
'Willie', why don't you let your little
brotlvr have your sled part of the
timet" , J
"L do, ma. I take it going down hill
and he has it going back."
Amendment to District Bill,
Passed by House, Puts Half
of Cost on Citizens.
If the Senate approves a House
amendment to the District appropria
tion bill, abutting property owners will
pay hereafter for a portion of the cost
of street Improvements an expense now
borne by the Federal and District Gov
ernments. As forecasted in The Times, the
House late yesterday adopted the Bor
land amendment to the District bill, and
thereby gave real estate operators and
holders in the National Capital a severe
Jolt. The amendment was adopted fol
lowing a heated debate, during which
Congressmen Ben Johnson, Slsson, Sims
and Cullop made vigorous attacks upon
the- existing half-and-half principle. Mr.
Johnson referred to Washington as
"the haven of refuge for the tax
dodger," and asserted that the wealthy
here were undertaxed. "
Cannon Only Opponent.
Mr. Borland's amendment, which was
put into the bill on a Viva voce vote,
and with less than a hundred members
of the House present, proposes that
property owners shall pay substantial
ly 50 per cent of street improvements
adjacent to their property.
"Uncle Joe" Cannon said the amend
ment would work a hardship on the
property holder of moderate means,
but his voice was practically the only
one raised In opposition to the amend
ment. Owing to the debate on the half-and-half
principle, but little progress was
made in the House yesterday afternoon
on the District till proper. The read
ing of the bill ha3 progressed through
only fifteen pages. Congressman
Johnson and Congressman Fowler con
tinued to make points of order, and
the former knocked out the appropria
tion for the bathing beach.
Goes Over Till Tomorrow.
This item, however, pTobably will be
restored in the Senate and in confer
ence. Mr. Saunders said the bathing beach
was a public work and the appropria
tions were authorized by law. Mr.
Johnson said he understood the beach
'was a "public graft," and stuck to his
point of order.
Congressman Fowler, on points of
order, knocked out the provision for
the erection of a storehouse on square
SET on the old Baltimore and Ohio right
of way. A few minutes afterward Mr.
Fowler attempted to get an. increase
of salary for the engineer in the manual
training school. When the amendment
was voted down. Mr. Fowler made a
'point of no quorum and the District
bill went over until tomorrow.
Citizens' Associations to Wage
Active Campaign for New
Form of Government.
Determined that the form of govern
mtn under which the affairs of the Dis
trict are administered is wrong, the
Federation of Citizens' Associations will
begin at once a campaign to change
that form of government. A special
meeting of the federation has been or
dered for April 5.
Before that time the matter will be
brought before every association repre
sented In the federation. President Ed
wards has also announced that he will
call a special meeting of the executive
committee and put into their hands the
task of working out the details of some
form of government which will be sat
isfactory to the residents of the Dis
trict and also to Congress.
Considered at Meeting.
The matter came up at last night's
meeting of the federation when George
Evans presented the report of the com
mittee on finance and legislation. In
that report it was suggested that the
plan of government advocated by four
teen citizens' associations in 1903 should
b again considered.
This plan calls for a commission of
ten, five of whom arc to be appointed
by flie President and five to be selected
by the people. It proposes to give suf
frage to the District and alro represen
tation in Congress.
The Federation of Citizen's Associa
tions has been organized since this plan
was first suggested, and It is believed
that with the stronger central organi
zation, the associations will be able to
push the matter more effectlvelv than
when It first originated. The sugges
tion was received with enthusiasm laKt
night. William McK. Clayton, S W. II.
Richardson, and other federation lead
ers, speaking favorably on its adoption.
The executive committee, at the special
meeting to be called, may propoFe
amendments, but in the main It Is ex
pected the plan of 100? will be the one
urged by the citizens
Women Ask Aid.
Slfss K. II. Iord and Mrs. Clara Be
wick Colley appeared before the asso
ciation and asked Its co-operation In
the womais suffrage movement and in
the pageant, March 5. No formal action
The association approved the report
of the commission which has suggested
an appropriation of $10,000 for the garb
age plant at Occoquan. The association
decided to take no action at present on
the proposed "Jim Crow" law. A com
mittee was appointed to urge Congress
to increase the appropriation for county
roads and to Increase the number of
policemen, especially In suburban dis
tricts. Brandegee Will ftead
' Washington's Address
Senator Brandegee of Connecticut was
named In the eSnate yesterday to r-ad
Washington's farewell address on Wash
ington's Birthday, February 22. 11 is,
the custom of the Senate to have the
address read on this anniversary.
N PLACED ON
REFORM IN METHOD
I FEDERATION PLAN
TAFI'S SIGNING OF
President, With Borrowing Powd
er of Poor in Vievy, Will See
Members of Committees.
The arguments made against the loan
shark bill now before President Taft for
signature were so effective, as presented
yesterday, that the President will with
hold final action on the measure until
he has conferred with members of the
House and Senate committees which
handled It during Its courso through
Strong assertions and ingenious argu
ments were made that if money lenders
and pawnbrokers are confined to an in
terest maximum of 1 per cent a month,
the business would be limited to such
a degree that poor people could not ob
tain money readily. The President is
not inclined to worry about the fate of
the money lender or the pawnbroker; he
feels that they are amply able to take
care of themselves. But the effect of
this admittedly rigorous legislation on
the borrowing power of people who are
actually In need of small sums occasion
ed the hesitation exhibited by the Presi
dent It was the contention of some of the
opponents of the bill that pawnbrokers
should be excepted from Its provisions
and be permitted to charge in the fu
ture 3 per cent a month. This is the
customary charge now.
Preslden Taft will confer with the
Interested Congressmen and Senators
early this week. Several members of
the House District Committee havo been
requested to go to the White House to
morrow morning to discuss with the
President the effect of the proposed leg
islation. RECALLS OLD TALE
Washington Smiles Over Time
When Royalty Was Obliged
to Wait for Root's Arrival.
The death of Dr. Theodore von Holle
ben, once German ambassador to Wash
ington, as announced In The Times yes
terday recalls numerous remembrances
of his stav In this country.
An Incident which was supposed to
have as much, to do with the removal
of Dr. von Holleben as anything else,
occurred when Prince Henry of Prussia
paid a visit to this country. Tho most
important event in his Honor, next to
the memorable dinner at the White1
House, was the great banquet given at
the German embassy. It was attended
by almost royal splendor, and the cream
of Washington society, official and oth
erwise, received Invitations.
The German flan flew from the top of
the embassy, the house was decorated
with German emblems, and the big por
trait of the Emperor was draped in
Root Delayed Dinner. !
The guests assembled, were received
still the guests waited for the doors
Into the banquet hall to be opened.
They waited minutes and minutes with
out explanation, and every man" and
woman kept their eye on the entrance
Whispered consultations between the
ambassador and the prince frequently
took place, with the result that the
ambassador looked more and more wor
ried while the prince's smile grew
broader and broader.
Just when the suspense was the great
est, the chef in a perfect fit of. rage, the
waiters all In a tremble of fright as.
the food Brew told, and ever" one tired
to death of standing up, the doors
opened, and In walked Senator Root,
then Secretary of State. f
Wait Never Explained.
The Secretary advanced, greeted h's
host and Prince Henry with warnitn.
The heat was all on his own side. The
meal went on apace.
The fact remains hat a member of
the royal family never waits.
Shortly after the amsassador left
Washington, and fiom that day t this
the social and official world of Wash
ington wonders what delayed Senator
Root. Maybe a lost collar button, and
maybe a matter of state. No one ever
knew, and now the secret lies burled
with much loved von Holleben.
TO ATTEND PIER
President Taft Will Be Accom
panied by Advisers at Ban
quet in Philadelphia.
PcU.l the entlie Cabinet will go
with President Taft to Philadelphia ,
February 12 to attend the dinner given!
by the Union League Club In honor of
the birthday of Abraham Lincoln. This
will be the lust occasion during the
present Administration In which any
large number of Cabinet officials will
Join with the President In a public func
tion. On February 22 President Taft will
attend a dinner given In New Yoik by
the American Peace and Arbitration
League, of which Henry Clews is head.
This trip to New York will be, so far
as now planned, the last one taken by
the President while he retains that of
fice. The New York trip Is the one
made most frequently, the President
having gone there on an average of at
least once a month since his Inaugura
tion four J ears ago.
Decorations for Weddings
receptions, dinners, eta Choice home
grown flowers. Estimates given. Gude,
1ZH F. Advt.
GRIEF FOR SISTER IS
OF CATHERINE LAI
Deceased Was Daughter of Late
J. J. Lawn, One-Time Direc
tor of B. & 0. Railroad.
Saddened and weakened by the shock
of her sister's death two weeks .ago,
Miss Catherine Lawn died early" this
morning at her home, 1741 U street
Miss Lawn had been ill for several
months and although her recovery was
no't expected, tho sudden death of Miss
Iteglna Lawn, her sister, brought on a
relapse and greatly hastened her end.
Miss Lawn was the daughter or the
late J. J. Lawn, who for a considerable
period was a director of the Baltimore
and Ohio railroad. The family moved
t-here from Baltimore before hl3 death.
Miss Lawn is survived by two sis
ters. Miss Lulu Lawn and Mrs. Edward
Anderson, of Rockville, Md., and two
nephews. Dr. J. Lawn Thompsonv of
tills city, and Edward Anderson, jr., of
The funeral of John Elbert, wh,o died
yesterday at his home. 54 H street
northwest, after an illness of about two
weeks, will be held tomorrow morning
at St. Aloyslus' Church. The burial wll
be at ML Olivet Cemetery. Mr. Elbert"
was a member of the Knights of Co
lumbus, the Catholic Knights of Amer
ica, the St. Vincent de Paul Society
and various charitable societies. He Is
survived by his wife, a son and a
FRANK D. LA LANNE.
News has been received here of the
death of Frank D. La Lanne in a hos
pital In Philadelphia. Mr. La Lanne
was formerly president of the National
Board of Trade. His work In interest
of trade has made him well known and
frequently he has been chosen delegate
to commercial congresses in Europe.
He was a -director of the National Riv
ers and Harbors Congress. Mr. Lt
Lanne was sixty-four years old.
MRS. ETHEL THOMAS CYRUS.
The funeral of Mrs. Etiiel Thomas
Cyrus, who died on Friday at her home,
214 N street northwest, will bo held to
morrow afternoon from the Mctropol
itan Baptist Church. The burial will be
private. Mr. Cyrus Is survived by her
husband, her mother and an uncle.
MRS. MARY B. 0KEY.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary B.
Okey, sixty-four years of age, who died
Friday, will be held Monday afternoon
at Lee's Chapel. Mrs. Okey was the
widow of Cornelius Okey.
MRS. VI0LETTA SMITH.
Funeral services for Mrs. VIoletta
Smith, seventy-eight years of age, who
died Saturday, will take place tomorrow
morning from the home of her son, J.
W. Smllh. Mt. Rainier, Md. Mrs. Smith
was the widow of R. T. Smith.
CLARENCE FITZHUGH LEE.
Funeral services for Clarence Fltz
hugh Lee. who died in Asheville, N. C,
Thursday, will be held tomorrow aTter
noon lrom the home of his brother,
Sergeant Robert E. Lee, 215 Fourtn
street northeast, and at the Fifth Bap
tist Church. Interment will be In tiie
MRS. MAMIE JEFFERSON.
Last rites for Mrs. Mamie Jefferson
will be conducted tomorrow afternoon
from the Liberty Baptist Church. In
terment will be private. Mrs. Jefferson
is survived by a husband, father, four
sisters and two brothers.
Memorial to Cost $75,000 Is
Planned to Commemorate
Name of Vice President.
hen the memorial exercises are held
in honor of the late Vice President
James S Sherman in the Senate on
February'lo, announcement will be made
of a plan to erect by private .subscript
tlon In Washington a $7r.0u0 monument
to cotnmemorate his name.
Former Congressman Lucius X. Llt
taucr of Xw York. Intimate friend of
Mr Sherman, has been here for some
l;i.s ami lia-i Initiated the movement,
lie hns nearly half the required sum
Mr. I.lllauer has no doubt he will he
able to ralMe the rest of the amount. He
In wcullli and his friends say he will
give nil the rest of the sum himself
rutlier than see the project fall.
It is proposed to erect the memorial
on Government property A bill will be
Introduced soon granting a nleee of
ground owned by the Government for
I)(.rsoai popularity of
both Senate and House.
the pui pose. It is expected the bill will
lew or me great
"Sunny Jim" In
riminhtoP Ic RflPfl
UttUUIItCI lo UUMI
To Wife of Becker
NL"V YORIC. Feb I-Mis Charles
Becker, wife of the former lieutenant
of the. "strong arm" squad, who Is In
the death house at Sing Sing, has given
birth to a daughter in the Woman's
Mrs. Hecker is said to be doing well,
but the baby Is reported as not very
strong. Or. George L. Broadliend, the
family plisiclnn, said, however, that
ho hoped to pull It through.
Rocker was at once notified of the
event. He had been verv anxious re
gnrdlng his wife's condition. She had
been hoping for a boy, and lind told her
friends that If It proved to bo a boy slit
hoped he would grow up Into tho kind
of n man she believes her husband to
' THE TIMES' DAILY SERIAL ST,ORY.
A DAUGHTER OF THE ARMADA
By Stephen Chalmers - cpyniit. c k a. mmr comw...
Synopsis of Preceding Chapters.
Don John, a refugee from the Spanish
Armada. Is befriended byoune Itorie and
Ills father, Angus Maclean, brolher-ln-law
to Black Jamie, the Highland lairjl
of Kilellan. Don John meets Mistress
Mars', the laird's daughter, who entreats
him to lice to safety. Ronald Macdonald.
hieftaln of the Kles, has discovered
Don John's love for Mistress Mary, and
In a fight Don John kills a man and
hides In a cae.
Black Jamie Is. murdered. Don John Is .
accused of belnR the murderer. Mistress
Mary declaims her father was murdered
by Macdonald of the Kylee. Black Archi
bald kills Macdonald. and also Don John,
as the latter Is eloping with Mistress
Mary, who returns to live In -the house
of Daft Leczle, where her child. Mari
posa. Is born. Her mother dies and
Mariposa grons up with Rone.
The Macdonalds have been at war with
the Campbells for fifteen years. Now
making for peace, the clans arrange to
meet in Kilellan CaMle at a Twelfth
night feast. Rorle suspects treachery and
goes with MarUopa to warn the Mac
donalds. Rorle learns that he has been
betravlng hla kinsmen to no purpose, as
treachery has been planned on both sides.
On signal during the feast, each Mac
donald will slay the Campbell at his rights
Rorle, wearing the tartan of the Macdon
alds, Is seated between two of his own
people. Suddenly blades flash, and Camp
bells and Macdonalds engage. Black
Archibald Is killed by Ronald Macdonald.
Rorle and Maricopa are fakn prisoners.
by the Macdonalds, the chieftain of
whom, enslaved by Marisopa'a beauty,
wishes- to marry her. She consents. Rorle
at first believes it a trick to gain time,
then later has grave reasons to doubt
her. Overpowered and confined in a
prison vault, Rorle discovers, through a
crack in the flooring, that he is under a
hall, where preparations are bIR made
for Mariposa's wedding feast. During the
ceremony and. apeechmaklng Rorle loses
When he awakes the merriment above
him has changed to maudlin singing; the
door of bis prison is wide open and a
prostrate man on the floor. Rorle. nearly
mad. waits until Mariposa should leave
the hall.v which she does alone. Coming
snlftly to him. she urges him to escape,
tells him she ha done all to save him,
and that she has poisoned the whole clan.
With the aid of Bordeaux, who, Rorle
learns. Is In quest of Don John's child,
Mariposa and Rorle escape to Glasgow.
The chieftain of the Macdonalds follows
her In hot pursuit. At the house of Alex
ander Macmurtrle, who lakes the young
couple In, Rorle finds himself face to face
with jounc Jamie. th,e laird of Kilellan.
I Enter Society.
NE of the first things Alexander
Macmurtrle did that morning
was to give me a letter to one
Macklnnon, who made a busi
ness In the. town of making a gentleman
"Te maun get rid o' the kilt," said
the lawyer to me. "Then the thistle
bloom will no be so much in evidence."
My first errand, then, after leaving
the1 law office, was to call upon this
Macklnnon, who proved to be a weaz
ened little man who wrung his hands
together so that you would have
thought he was divided between a bad
conscience and a longing to finger some
I had no money: but because I was
Alexander Macmurtrle's friend he nigh
fell upon my neck after reading the
letter. Then he called around him
and me about a dozen vassals of his
own Ilk, who attached me bodily with
measures and rules. They would have
torn my kilt off haa I not offered to
defend my modesty with my tongue.
Finally, theywould have had me set
out in doublet- and hose and trunk,
with a gay-feathered bonnet, had I
not refused to shed my manhood, even
for Alexander Macmurtrle. At my
stubbornness- Macklnnon look to be on
tho point of tears.
At last I proposed a compromise of
knitted worsted hose, such as became
a man of my habits and stPtl'Jn. This
was agreed to ana l was icmporariiy
Iltted, While another attack was made
with the measures for a permanent
attire. The souter was called in, and
he provided me with a pair of boot3
which some gallant gentleman had or
dered and rejected as unlit. Then came
a talkative creature with a pale of
shears. He clipped my hnlr and beard.
The last niece of adornment offered
me was a light rapier what old Black
Jamie would have called a "preen.
This I refused as being out of keeping
with my general appearance. I Uld
the heart-broken Macklnnon that a
stout staff would be more to my liking,
and, being determined, I got the staff.
When I had had n good look at my
self I am sure I must have (lushed
like a girl; though. Indeed. I was quite
flattered with my appearance. It was
the first time I had deserted my kilt
or my Hilt deserted iiie and I was
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conscious of a sense of "nakedness In
thus displaying my sturdy legs.
When I at last . escaped from Mac
klnnon and his prlnging people I 'firmly
believed that "every public eye was
turned upon me and that all' Uasgow
was grinning at P.orlo Maclean, in
brecks. As I walked towwrd"thoihou!ie
In Glasa-ow Green mv self-consclOUB-
ncss Increased, for I Tvas yet toface
Mariposa and the other. ladles In 'this
111 A ASW AW ut nttlsA '
It was Mariposa herself who opened
the door to let me In. and I "am sure I
do not know which of -us was thecmore
confused. The Macnjurtrle glria you
see, had been putting dainty hands -'on
her. There she stood in the doorway,
as sweet' a thing- as was ever 'made,, In
her gewgaws 'and ribbons, and ,'neatly
coiled hair blushing and . blushing,
with blc "expectant eres and '.a tremu
lous smile on her lips. I doinot think'
she was' more than conscious atilrst'of
the change In my appearance; but pres-,
cntly as we looked, over each other wc
both burst out laughing.
"Oh, you. bonny lass;" I, cried.
"Oh, Rorle!" was all she said, but a
light of satisfaction danced . In her
eyes. "Come away ben."
As we entered the parlor, both of us
very red in the face after the moment
In the hall, the Macmurtie girls greeted
us with a great clapping of hands. -
"Mister Maclean," said the elder.
Janet, "you will be feeling- cold with
out your kilt."
"No," said I: "but, certes, Iwould be
feeling more comfortable with it." .At
that they -laughed until they had to
run out of the parlor.
Mariposa and I were left together.
She stood In the middle of the floor,
with her hands clasped demurely in
front of her. " l
"You are not to mind them, Rorle,"
said she, -"for they nave been -vvery
kind to me." And her eyes filled with
"No, lass," said r. taking her hand
and bending over It I wonder do.'dotbes.
make the man? "If they have been
good Xo you, they have been more than
good to me."
She- let her hand lie In mine for a
while, then she looked up and said:
"And your troubles are overpast."
"Yours are, lass. Ahlbut you are
the grand lady now."
She slipped her arms around my neck
and drew my ear close to her lips. She)
"Aye, but I have rapped up my
plaid and bonnet and I win keep them
safe, for they are dear to me and to
"Aye, lass. And when you are the
grand lady you will give them to me
to keep for what elsa can poor Rorle
have of Mariposa?"
I will not set down what her an-
! swer wag to this, nor how we passed
the next nve minutes, it could not
have been five minutes, for 1)8011 came
the MacMurtrle girls, and with them
their mother. The elder lady glanced
swiftly from me to Mariposa. My lass
and I were sittinp'at separate corners
of the hearth. Mistress Macmurtrle
smiled at me and said:
"And now, Maclean," settling herself
for a crack, "and how would you be
'Why. madam." I saI4, "i have seen
but little of It that Is to say." for I felt
that I had made a bad start, "having
seen the best of it. I must confess my
self well content with it."
I accomplished this surprising for me
speech with a bow to the ladles. The
girls immediately applauded, 'but "were
silenced by Mistress Macmurtrle's dis
-'And when will you be leaving Glas
gow?" asked the dame.
, X was only able to say thatI "was in
deed sorry'they should be anxlonus to
hear when I must depart, "nils' remark
did not seem to please the young ladles,
but Mistress Macmurtrle began to
"Hoot, toot!" she said, in a manner
so like her husband's that I expected
her to produce a snuff-box.
When she had got over her fit of
chuckling she turned to Janet, the elder
of the two girls.-and commanded her to
plav for "Mister Maclean." Janet, like
a well-trained 'daughter, obeyed without
hesitation. She played with a great deal
of accomplishment at least, so It seem
ed to me and afterward she sang a
love-song which, I have since learned,
was written by the King himself. I
have heard Mariposa sing It. but all. I
can remember of It Is:
Worship, O J e that lovers be, this May;
For of your bliss the calends-are begun.
It was very fine, but In my heart the
sp'rlt ana the singer more awakened a
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memory of Kilellan farm-kitchen. I
looked at Mariposa, and I know that
she was thinking of It, too, for she sud
denly dropped her eyes before mine.
Mistress Macmurtrle, shrewd old lady,
was quick to divine, for she Immediate
ly raised her commanding forefinser
"Now It will be our turn. Mariposa;
up to the spinet and slnp me that son.
Hoot toot!" she added, as Mariposa
protested. I heard ye soothln to your
self at the snlnot thl mnrnlnir"
, Mariposa glanced at me and some
thing decided her, for- she presently
went to the instrument and began one
Of those half-barharle mnn nrlih ihtVi
she used to soothe my nights at Kilel-1
She had not gone far with her aong
before I found myself looking- into tho
fire, gloaming over one of the' tendcrest
memories of my life. When It was dM
there was silence In the room. I
glanced, at the others. Mariposa was
looking steadfastly at a picture on ihe
wall. The Macmurtrle girls wereog
ling one another with Ill-concealed
mirth. But the old dame's eyes were
filled with tears.
"Wha taught ye that siing. lass?" she
asked. In broad, country Scots.
"Sne made It herself. I put In, "and
bonny ft Is."
"Bonny?" echoed Mistress -Macmurtrle.
"I'm of the Hielan's masel," and It
She stopped again. The awkward
pause was" broken by Mariposa, who
suddenly turned to me and said in her
most mischievous way:
"Rorle, tell them how the Israelites
escaped frae Black Jamie."
To make a short matter of It, so
great was the, amusement promised the
Macmurtrles In. this challenge, that I
had to tell that stpry forthwith. I
told themr-with many corrections- from
Mariposa that we had a Bible at Kil
ellan, and not being very- good at the
reading of big words and the under
standing of some parts, we had agreed
to substitute people we knew t for
Pharaoh and Moses, and places we
knew for the Nile and the Red sea, and
so forth. , .
Thus Black Jamie was the wicked
Pharaoh, and Mistress Mary was -Pharaoh's,
daughter, and I was Moses and
how they laughed at that! Then, the
characters and places explained, I- be
gan our version of the Exodus.
Well. I had got asfar as the Lord
having sent a plagueof frogs upon
Kllellan's Castle, where all the Egyp
tians were, and the Macmurtrles were
still shrieking over, -when who shnnM
walk Into our little company but young
Jamie Pharaoh's grandson! Of course.
-i stoppea snort, but not knowing how
close to the raw some of my similes
were, me lacues, ail except Mariposa.
insisted that I go on.
I was quite dumfounded for a minute,
especially as a silence of expectation
fell upon the company. Young;, Jamie
siuuu mere, glaring suspiciously at me,
as if he knew that the merriment was
about something touching him. Then It
struck me that what I was not ashamed
to say behind his back, 1 should not be
afraid to say in his presence.
So I bravely proceeded with, the
plague of fleas which presently fell upon
Black. Jamie and the Egyptians. I had
got as far as the plague of chilblains
when young- Jamie, who hail ha
gradually picking up the thread of the
narrative. Jumped up ariB said:
"Sirrah, your bad taste la equaled'
oiny ay your oau manners: -
"Aye,, aye, Jamie," I said pleasantly.
but I havena come to state where
i a menuon suca iaiungs in ine presence
"Sir!" sid he, laying a hand on hiaj
"Jamie." I said. and. I could ." Mm
writhe under the patronijtok familiarity,"!
-I'U-bCthlniUnir the house? wlunot'fcai
Dig enougn. ror ue two or us, so. with
the ladies' leave. I'll be off Anil.-
Jamie," I added, after I had shaken
hands with Mistress Macmurtrle and
ner two aaugnters. "if ever ye. should
feej tired of your own company, ye.
maun come and teach me good taste and
With that I turned to Mariposa, and
as much to her surprise as to the
amazement of the others. X deliberately
kissed her on the cheek and marched off
the field, carrying with me. If not the
honors, most of the glory and every
The last glimpse J, had of the picture,
the- two Macmurtrle girls were aghast
with simulated horror, the old dame
was wiping tears of laughter out of her
eyes; Mariposa was sitting with a half
demure, half-defiant Took on her face,
and young Jamlo was standing: In the
middle of the room, green with rage and
Jealousy. , s
Forecast Also Picks Palmer, of
Pennsylvania, as One of
(Continued from First Pase.)
cuples an influential position In the
House, every man will then have been
taken care of,
It has been reported within the past
few days that President-elect Wilson is
seriously considering- Colonel Goethals
ttF Secretary of. War. Coupled with
this Is the statement that he has prac
tically determined to put a technical ex-.
pert In that, office.
One of the most definite Indication
is that no United States Senator; will
be In the Cabinet. Men usually prefer
the Senate to a-Cabinet poet, but the Wg
reason for Wilson's reported decfakm
now is the small Democratic majority
in the upper branch of Congress.
, It Is' believed one or more rich "Pra
gresaives"wm be In the Wilson CaWaet
Col, E. M. House, of Texas, where Wil
son uusally stops in 'New York, is one
of the most likely appointees. Two
others are Charles Kl Crane, of Chica
go, who backed La Follette as Ions as
there was any chance of bis success
and who backed Wilson after the con-
rventions "with personal service and
'large contributions; ana Cleveland H.
Doage. tne- muiti-miiiionaire trustee et
Princeton who stood by Wilson in Jls
long battle for university democracy. "
Stmt "lasted" Books.
From people you know Governor Wil
son's estimate of the abilities of -the.
various men whose names have been
before him for consideration as Cabinet
appointees, it is learned that the
"booms" of. the following- Democratic
leaders will probably never get' past
the boom stage:
Congressmen Burleson and Robert L-
HenryJ of Texas; Joseph E. Davles of
Wisconsin; secretary of the national
committee; Josephus Daniels, natioaal
committeeman from North. Carolina;
Fred B. Lynch, national committeeman
from Minnesota! former Congressman
William o, Bedfield. of Brooklyn; Wilt
R. King, national committeeman from
Oregon r Governor Edwin U Norrls, of
Montana; Governor 'James H. Hawley
of-Idahor .Henry Morgenthau. of New
York; Kolla "Wells, of St. Louis, treas-.
urer -of the national committee, and
former United States" Senator Obidiftlr
Gardner; of Maine. - -
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