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THL NEWS-H&UAi J I iLLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1913.
A QUESTION OF CASTE x
By BELLE MANIATES.
Thero was no reason, apparently,
why those two people, Carter Johns
and Cleo Rivers, should not have pur
sued their friendship openly and free
ly, but they had met in a most uncon
ventional way, and there seemed to be
a tacit, though unspoken, agreement
between them that their meetings
should be clandestine.
Cleo was naturally interested and
excited when she found the house
next to theirs, which had been vacant
for so long, had been sold and was
to be occupied.
Her first surreptitious inspection of
one member of the new family was
from a window overlooking their back
Johns, tall and straight, was critic
ally examining and testing a stupen
dous touring car.
Clco's heart beat pleasurably. She
was a born coquette, and presently,
attired In the most delectable of
white-embroidered linen gowns, white
shoes and chiffon hat, she sauntered
Into the back garden and began pick
ing some flowers. Eventually she
gave a sidelong glance. Cleo vas not
"Won't you have a rose?" she asked.
With eager baste and thanks he
crossed the boundary line to the two
"I think we should be neighborly,"
she said,, with a little laugh.
"I quite agree with you," he replied,
decorously, "and since there is no one
present to introduce me, I will do my
self the honor of presenting myself,
"My name is Cleo Riers," she said,
with naivete. "Did you just move in
last night? We heard the place had
"We are only partly moted," he
bald, smiling. "I was anxious to see
if my new car came through safely.
I think it is in good shape. Do you
like to ride?"
' "Indeed I do!" she cried, enthusias
tically. He couldn't tell afterwards how It
really happened, or which one of them
first made the suggestion, but, any
way, he had an engagement to take
her out in the autdmobile that night.
lie was afraid she would think him
presumptuous, but she had seemed
pleased, and blushed as she told him
bhe would have to meet him at the
stable that "they" would never con
sent. ' She looked very elegant in her dark
attire, as she met him that night back
of the stable.
Thoy quickly sped away from the
crowded streets, and when they came
to a road that was free, Carter "let
her out" In a way that was Intoxicat
ing to Cleo.
"He is simply grand!" she thought,
with a little thrill of recollection
when she was safely back In her own
The next afternoon as she was walk
ing through the park, he passed her In
his bluish-white car. She bowed, and
he lifted his hat courteously and
passed on. Before he had gone very
far his car stopped, and he got out to
investigate the cause. She came on
nnd up to him.
"Something wrong?" she asked,
"Not much out of gear. I will ad
just it in a moment. May I take you
I "Certainly," she replied, joyously.
Cant we ride out into the coun
try?" he asked, entreatingly.
She assented and they, rode on out
into the open country, where spped
limit laws were not enforced. They
came home more slowly and senti
mentally. And Cleo In her little white bed that
night lay awake to live over and over
again fhe joys of this beautiful and
They met chance-directed in many
places, and the evening flights in -the
big car were uninterrupted until fate
in the shape of a settled rain preclud
fd the carrying out of the usual pro
gram. "There is a little summer house In
our garden," he said, wistfully, as she
came to the rear of the stable that
night to tell him how disappointed she
was. "Can't we have -a little visit
In the cozy little arbored house,
listening to the so'ft music of the sum
mer rain. Carter's felings reached a
"Cleo!" he murmured, "I love you!"
But she had slipped from him and
sped across the lawn.
Sho spent the night crying over the
inditing of a letter which she handed
to him over the hedge the next morn
ing. "I shouldn't have let you say that
last night. It's all a mistake. The
first time I met you I guessed what
you thought that I was one of the
family. I let you think so. I am maid
to Miss Lorraine. Forgive me.
i'resenuy a district messenger,'
brought a note to Miss Cleo River.
"Dearest Cleo: I am the chauffeur!
Only the servants have moved in here
as yet. Meet me usual place tonight,
please, and let me say again what I
did last night Yours always,
"We've been robbed!" announced
the senior member of the West side
"Every cent In the cash register
gone, I suppose,?" his partner said.
"It's worse than that! A side of ba
con has been stolen!" Judge.
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Without question I felt like that
unhappy principal In one of the
fables of Aesop
that long -eared
ass v. ho starved
to death between
two luscious and
succulent bales of
hay, unable reso
lutely to declare
which one first
he would regale
his appetite. It
Is true I have but
two feet. As to
the length of my
ears I 'am begin
ning to entertain
hensions. And yet, and yet,
there are decis
ions even more difficult to make than
those confronting an umpire in a
world's championship pennant battle.
Of course as to the main point, I
have known for three months It is
necessary for me either to marry
some dear girl with plenty of money
of her own, or horrible alternative!
-go to work, I have a cultivated
disinclination to go to work for the
mere base purpose of being paid for
it. Wages is a word abhorrent to my
bleeding. It smacks of the prole
tariat, of the sordid, the lowly, the
unbaked and soggy undercrust of the
Father worked, naturally. Most
lathers of any account do. I under
stand. Good old dad!. He locked me
out of the loaves and fishes cupboard
all right and tight enough when he
quit, hut I hold no grudge. In his
day and in his way he was good to
me. Here's to him. This is beastly
heap sherry, but what can one drink,
'It to drink, on $3,600 a year? Mar
jorle has $36,000. If she were my
lance instead of my sister that would
!je an income not half bad, for two
I'm to have my $3G,000 per when
I'm forty. Lord! Ten years to wait.
What an age! That Is the reason
tills marriage matter perplexes me.
We must admit the nuptial necessity
as a conditional and not a theoretic
The trouble lies in this there are
two of them. I stand between them
even as the Aesopian ass, unknow
ing where to biowse. Charlotte Is
fond of me, I know. She has more
than as much as told me so. If only
Grace Dalzelle had Charlotte's money!
I am not quite sure how many mil
lions Charlotte will have some day.
It's something quite incredible. Old
man Flaxhaver is still piling them
.up, tlipy say. lies a grouchy old
beast and has "views." Thinks men
ought to work. Last' time I dined at
his house he quizzed me about my
"career." Said every American worth
his salt ought to have an aim In life.
Said dad was one of the best men he
Mind you, I can marry Charlotte
all right enough, any old day, or
night. She'll elope as fast as I'll
take her. But I'm in doubt; I'm in
doubt. Old Flaxhaver stickles for his
paternal and parental authority. If
he got his back up about thinkless
tiieeild he might not get it down till
after sackcloth and ashes had dona
their awful worst to Charlotte and
poor Charley Lavender.
My predicament is really no less
than sickening. Grace hasn't a cent,
worth speaking of. Maybe $20,000
life insurance Dalzelle left her out
of his wreck, after he had blown his
brains out the day they sky-hlghed
U. P. to 1,000.
It's when I'm with Grace that I
fully determine to tell Charlotte
"there are Insuperable obstacles
which must forever forbid our union"
I have it written out, along those
lines, and it isn't bad. And then,
after I leave drace, and my hot blood
cools and the sweet sting of her
kisses no longer burns in ray mouth,
I have to come down to earth and
remember my duty to myself and, my
family, If I should ever have one. It
can't be expected it is a man's social
duty to rear a lot of paupers.
And this is Decision Day. Marjorle
said she would give me until tonight
to quit being a fool. Grace and Mar
jorle are chums, you see. Sis says
she will lend me $3,600 a year on my
prospects If I marry "right." I know
what that means. I might do worse
than "rleht." If there's a nrettler
girl in the world than Marjorle Lav-'
ender It's Grace Dalzelle.
And, then, I loye her. Though I
am a loafer, she, too, loves me.
She Expected It.
The steamship moved slowly up the
Narrows, abreast of Quarantine. There
was a tremendous rattle and clank
and splash. Aunt Drusllla called a
"What was that, steward?" she
"Nothln lad,, only dropped the an
"I thought they would," answered
Aunt Drusllla disapprovingly. "They've
been very careless with It, I've seen
It hanging over the side all day."
The Doctor's Calculation.
Foozle Doc Wobzle wants ter sel
Biff What's the reason?
.Foozle He Aggers that the one tba'
buys it will be a steady patient evei
"I've often thought," said the girl
who likes to talk, "that If everybody
in the world had the persistency of a
cat what wonderful things might be
achieved! I have been moved to this
philosophical state of mind by the
career of Arthur, our alloy dat.
" "I named her Arthur the first time
I saw her because when I was quite
oung there was a boy named Arthur
whom I hated with such a whole soul
cd hatred that even to this day the
very name gives' me the creeps. Ar
thur was the kind of cat you dislike
violently on sight. She was lean and
a mottled gray and one eye had a
cast and she had the general air of
a dissipated vagabond.
"I can't Imagine what began the
uplift In Arthur's soul. For some rea
son she suddenly came to the deter
mination to attain a higher social
sphere and one day we found her
comfortably disposed on our $100 dav
enport in the living room.
"Mother had the cook remove her
and then she Bponged the ash dust off
the davenport with gasoline.
"That night Arthur mounted the
trellis to thi"! upstairs windows and
perched on the sills and sang mourn
fully at each of us in turn. She was
i regular feline soprano, because oth
erwise she never could have got from
window to window. When she war
bled you were overcome with a sense
of shame that you were repulsing her
deep aftectlon. Somehow she man
aged to convey that emotion.
"In her broken hearted despair at
our stonlness she extracted the, paper
cover off the cream bottle at the back
door the next morning and breakfast
ed off the cream. The cook saw her
departing, licking her whiskers, and
threw a pail at her, which she nimbly
"That night when my brother was
dressing for a dinner party, he found
Arthur asleep Inside his silk hat. He
said that anyway he believed he
would like to start the fashion of go
ing bareheaded to dinner. So he de
parted. "Within the next week Arthur had
stolen the cream twice, eaten our
canary, and scared father into a spasm
because he stepped on her tall, not ex
pecting to find a cat reposing on a
corner of our best oriental rug. We
began to get nervous because we nev-
"Sang Mournfully at Each of Us."
er knew what Arthur would do next
or where she would choose to ap
pear. "A man who was calling on me one
night sat on Arthur. Now, there are
many trials that a strong man can
meet and endure with heroism, but I
defy the bravest man to sit on an un
expected cat and maintain a calm de
meanor. That man bounced up four
feet Into the air and then landed on
the floor in a disheveled state. Who
knows but tht it changed the course
of my whole life.' because he was a
nice man and 1 -rather liked him, and
up to that point he had seemed to
like me. However, being somewhat
spoiled and popular, his vanity
couldn't endure being made ridiculous
and his demeanor toward me has no
ticeably cooled since then.
"After that I jammed Arthur Into a
basket and carried her In an automo
bile 15 miles awny and deposited her
in front of a fur factory gray fur Is
fashionable this year. Two days later
I found her reclining in the middle
ol a pile of lingerie just up from the
laundry. She yawned In a bored way
as if to let me know that she thought
traveling a -frightful nuisance.
"Arthur's complacency was infuriat
ing. It never dawned on her that she
wasn't wanted- She never realized
that she bad a cast in her eye and
that no figure and wretched hair, but
she put on all the airs of a blue rib
bon Persian and acted as though we
were dying to have her around.
"The night I had my most fashion
able bridge party Arthur walked in,
bringing one by one five of the worst
looking kittens I ever laid eyes on,
and deposited them at my feet. Sho
had wished 'em on me! Now what
can you do with a cat like that?"
"Well," said the listener, "you might
hire an ocean going steamer and drop
her overboard In the deepest part of
"Nonsense!" returned the girl who
likes to talk, "She'd swim backl"
Chicago Dally News.
Gibraltar and I are partners. Gib
raltar Is a dancing bear. Some peoplp
might say I am Gibraltar's owner, but
between him and mo there's never
been a question of master and beast.
We're partners, share and share alike.
Wo walk from town to town. We
hnve enough to eat, and there is no
sweeter sleep than the sleep one gets
under the stars.
One day as Gibraltar and I were
strolling along a country lano we
saw a girl coming toward Ul She
stopped a little way and called:
"Will your bear hurt me?"
"No. Indeed, miss," says I. "He's
as gpntlo as a kitten."
She came up to us and my! sho
was pretty. Her eyes were like the
sky and her cheeks were like the
wild roses in the hedges.
"Will he mind if I pat him?" she
She patted old Gibraltar's head
arid pulled his ears. "I do love bears,"
she said. "What's his name?"
I told her and she said that ws a
beautiful name for a bear.
I made him dance and she sat down
by the road and laughed and clapped
After awhile she said she must go.
She dropped a dollar In my money
basket and went her way.
It was about sundown and we
stopped at the first haystack and ate
our supper and went to sleep.
In the night I woke up. There
were people on the other side of the
haystack. A woman was crying:
Then a man Bald he was sorry; that
he couldn't help It; ho didn't love her
"any more; change was the law of na
ture and she must accept conditions.
She said something about the love
of the old days and the claim It gave
her. That seemed to make the fellow
tired and he said he didn't care for
hash love. He asked her to give hi in
something I couldn't hear what and
she said she wouldn't, It was hers and
gave a little scream.
"Oh, you brute," she said. "You've
broken the chain and stolen It."
That woke Gibraltar and he groan
ed. The man came around the hay
stack. "What are you doing here?"
"Sleepln'," I says.
"Get out," says he. "This Isn't a
Next morning when I woke up I
saw we were near a house and wo
ambled toward It looking for a break
fast. It was a big house with a long
porch In front of It and on the porch
were a lot of people. It wasn't a farm
house, as I had supposed, but some
swell's summer cottage, and Gibraltar
and I had butted Into a house party.
When they saw us they called to us"
to come to the porch, they wanted Gib
raltar to dance.
On the lowest step sat my little sun
shine lady and beside her was the
fellow I had seen the night before
Near them was a tall woman with
After Gibraltar had done his stunts
I passed the money basket. The last
person it came to was the fellow be
side the sunshine lady and he was so
busy talking to her that he never
looked at what he pulled out of his
pocket and threw Into the basket.
I hung the basket on Gibraltar's
paw and told him to make a bow.
Ile'howed so low that the basket slid
off and fell at the sunshine lady's
feet. There was something In it which
didn't look like money and she picked
It was a gold locket about the size
of a half dollar. She opened it, and
there was the fellow's picture and:
"To Beatrice, from. George."
She snapped the locket shut and
handed it to the tall woman. "This
is yours, I think," she said.
The mart looked as it he wanted to
smash things, Gibraltar and me par
ticularly. The little sunshine lady put her
hands In Gibraltar's fur and shook his
big head. "Gibraltar," she said, "you
havo done a great deal for me today
and I thank you. old fellow1. Even
out of the paws of bears "
She kind o' choked then and I took
up Gibraltar's chain and wo went off,
When Snuff Was Useful.
"Some people have the knack of
doing and saying the right thing at
the right time," comments Lord Ross
more in "Things' I Can Tell." And as
an instance of the value ofpresenco
of mind in an emergency, he tells of
a dog fight in Bond street, London.
Two terriers that belonged to two
socially eminent ladles had engaged in
a businesslike tussle.
The distracted ladles alternately
made tearful but vain appeals to
their favorites and to the bystanders.
Just as the fight seemed about to ter
minate fatally for one of the animals
a blase-looking "chappie" elbowed his
way through the crowd with a polite
He calmly surveyed the two strug
gling dogs; then he produce a hand
some gold snuffbox and taking a pinch
of snuff from it ho dropped a little on
tho end of each dog's nose. A fit of
sneezing ensued, vblch compelled
them to release their grip, and tho
combat came to an end.
With a polite bow to tha ladles, the
strategist walked leisurely away.
The Only Thing.
"Well, I got something in free of
"What was that?"
' The English cigarette I was smok
ing as I left the dock."
GOLDEN MILE OF KALG00RLIE
Stretoh of Territory Has Featuros
That Are Probably Unique In
Kalgoorllo and Boulder, considerable
cities which adjoin near where Pat
Hannan scratched out his nuggets In
the early days, are noisy with life and
ambition; and as long bb the Golden
Milo flourishes to sustain them they
will continue to thrive and aspire In
spite of the Immensity and horrible
character of the desert land which
isloates them from rivers and fcrtllo
places and the bounty of & kindly soli.
They run with the times; they pro
vide themselvos with comforts; they
amuse themselves; they are adorned;
they regard their duty to the state and
consider the future of their children's
children, lue Golden Mile lies with-
.a Sight of Hannah's old chum the
smoke and dust, and black superstruc
tures of a thin line of deep and vastly
rich mines. One of the group not the
pride of them all must produce 600
a day to keep the stockholders in
good humor with its behavior; and the
affection of the directors would be
largely Increased it was estimated
if a responsive good conduct should
Increase even this gratifying yield to
1,000 a day. Roughly speaking, the
Golden Mile and its lesser neighbors
of Kalgoorllo the big shows, as dis
tinguished from the Individual enter
prises scattered broadcast over the
country, which are called little shows
employ 5,000 men and produce 3,
000,000 a year; and the whole field in
which the Golden Mile 1b situated has
from the first days of the Kalgoorllo
rush, 20 years ago, produced almost
56,000,000, which, stated more Im
pressively in dollars, amounts to $280,
000,000. It was pointed out by a fu
rious young member of the labor party
of West Australia that the wealth
taken from these few miles of wilder
ness which once were public domain
equaled nearly 600 per capita of the
maximum population of the dis
trict. And consequently
"Who gets It all?" demanded my
I could not enlighten him.
"Stockholders In London," he snap
ped, "who never saw the gold-fields!"
Norman Duncan, in Harper's Maga
zine. Presence of Mind.
In front .of his Chelsea house Sir
Thomas Moore had a garden and gate
house, and, as there was a pleasant
view from the summit of the gate
house, he used frequently to sit there,
accompanied only by his dog. Here
it was that he was found one after
noon by a wandering maniac, who
crept upstairs and saw the feeble old
"Leap, Tom, leap!" he cried, and at
the same time tried to throw him
over the battlements. Moore had not
physical strength enough to resist, but
he had the wit to say:
"Let us first throw this little dog
The man immediately threw down
"Pretty sport," said the lord chan
cellor. "Now, do down and bring him
up; then try again."
While the madman went down for
the dog More made faBt the door be
hind him, and so managed to hold the
fort until deliverance came.
How Insects Acquire Caste.
The various castes of social InsectB
have different appearance, but It has
been supposed that they are alike on
leaving the egg, and develop their pe
culiar characteristics artificially
through differences in feeding or the
action of parasites. Seeking to learn
when the different forms of termites,
or white ants, begin, Professor Bug
nlon of Paris concludes that this the
ory Is wrong. Among the several
castes of this Insect, the soldiers are
wingless and have very strong man
dibles, and the workers, which build
and bring food, have a different form,
but neither reproduce. The caste
known as reproducers, on the other
hand, with a special development, ap
pear to perform no part except perpet
uating the species. The Investigation
made with a number of species shows
that the peculiarities of form exist In
newly hatched Insects, and that there
fore division Into castes, like that of
the sexes, takes place before tho
larvae are born.
Harps of Old Still Sound.
Surely a poet should be found some
where, to sing with fitting sentiment
the story of how archaeologists in
Egypt lately have come upon ancient
harps, three thousand years old, the
strings of which are still intact and
give forth musical sounds after thirty
centuries of silence.'
The poet above-mentioned should
devote several lines to saying, poeti
cally, that though we of today have
seen sights the ancient peoples saw,
though we have read 'their books,
viewed their embalmed remains,
thought their thoughts and retrod
their pathways, never before have our
modern ears listened to their musical
sounds. Ancient music 1b almost a
sealed mystery to us, even though a
few written phrases have remained to
be imitated on our instruments. But
would it not give us a strange sense
of nearness to them, of one-ness with
them, to hear with our ears the same
note that once calmed the rage of a
"That new maid at Mrs. Van Win
kle's threw .some gunpowder in the
stove by mistake and was blown
through the roof. Poor girl!"
"No, poor Mrs. Van Winkle. That's
the fifth maid this year who has left
her without giving .notice."
Notice of Appointment.
Estate of M. V. Williamson, deceased.
William S. Halgh has been appointed ana
qualified as Administrator of the estate of
M. V Williamson, late of Highland County,
Dated this 26th day of November A. D. 1913.
J. D. Wobley",
Probate Judge of said County.
The Highland county Doard of School Ex
aminers hereby gives notice that examina
tions of Applicants of Certificates will take
place In the Wastlngtoa School Building.
Illllsboro, on the flrst Saturday of every
Patterson examinations will be held on the
third Saturday of April and on the third
Saturday of May.
As prescribed by law, the fee for teachers
examinations will be 50 cents, while, for
Patterson examinations no fee Is charged.
O. A. Tuneh, Sinking Spring, Pres.
adv W. U, Vance, Illllsboro, Vice Pres.
II. B. Gamjett, Lynchburg, Sec.
Notice of Appointment.
Estate of Henrv C. Bennett, deceased.
L. It Duckwall has been appointed and
qualified as executor of the estate of Henry
u. Bennett, late of Highland county, Ohio,
Dated this 4th day of December A. D. 1913.
J. B. WonLKT,
Probate Judge of said County.
Private Sale of Valuable Personal
Having decided to quit the road,
building business on account of my
other business taking all my time,
will offer at private sale at my home
in Reesville, Ohio, the following per
sonal property :
1 Aurora Stone Crusher, 10x15, with
25 foot elevator, and all necessary ap
purtenances, 1 Revolving Screen,
3 Stone Hoppers and Loaders for
grading stone preparatory to building
water-bound macadam road,
1 21" inch Hoist, '
150 feet of 5 8 cable,
3 Steel Cars,
1000 feet of T-Ralls,
2 Steam Drills.
All pipes and hammers necessary to
complete the above outfit.
1 8 h. p. international Famous Gas
oline Engine, good as new,
1 4-inch tubular Fump and 25 feet
of 4 inch gasjplpe connected,
1 No. 3 Kelly Duplex Feed Grinder,
1 No. 1 Blrdsall Clover Huller,
Also 12-passenger Automobile, Stod
dard Dayton 1909 Roadster, all in good
1 BoardlngJCar, 8x18, equipped with
cook stove, cookinglutenslls and dish
The foregoing will be sold for cash
or negotiable paper or exchange for
property of equal value. - - s-
Sald propertymust be closed out
within the next GO days.
Will be pleased to show prospective
purchasers the above property.
Phone, write or call on
T. N. Beookbank,
(1-15) Reesville, Ohio.
For Every Living Thing On The
Free ; a 500 1 page book oh the treat
ment and care of "Evory Living Thing
on the Farm ;" horses, cattle, dogs,
sheep, hogs and poultry, by Hum
phreys' Yetinary Specifics ; also a sta
ble chart for realty reference, to hang
np. Free by mall on application. Ad
dress Humphreys Homeo Med. Co.,
Corner Williams & Ann Sts. , N. Y. adv
Jack Deeds Congratulate me, dear 1
I have a'case at last. A rascal who
forged a lot of notes has retained me.
Young Wife Oh, Jack, how splen
did 1 You must invite him to dinner.
British railway earnings decreased
last year. The lossjwas due in part to
greater use of motorbuses, tramways
This Will Interest Mothers.
Mother Gray's Sweet Powders for
Children relieve Feverishness, Head
ache, Bad Stomach. Teething Disor
ders, move and regulate the Bowels
and destroy worms. They break up
Colds In 24 hours. Used by mothers
for 24 years. All Druggists, 25b. Sam
ples FREE. Address, A. S. Olmsted,
Le Roy, N. Y. adv
Gold production in the Philippines
increased from 8179,953 in 1911 to
8570,212 in 1912, and Is expected to be
three or four time3 that amount this
"In my time," declared grandma,
"girls wero more modest."
"I know," said the lllppant girl
"It was a fad once. We may get back
to it." Kansas City Journal.
IF. YOU ARE ILL
from any disorder of the STOMACH, LIVES or
KIDNEYS, or if your bowels are inactive at
times, or you should suffer from headaches,
get a 50 cent bottle of SEVEN BARKS of yoi?s.
druggist. If you are run down and don't feel
as young and chipper as you used to, give
SEVEN BARKS a fair trial it will purify your
blood, clear your system and brain, and
make life worth living. It. is absolutely
harmless, is highly palatable, and trill not
disturb the most delicate stomach, t
For sale at druggists at CO cents per
bottle. Don't fall to tryit. Address
; LYMAN BROWN. 68 Murray SNewYwk;N.Y.-