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Monday, Sept. 19, 1910,
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THE red. man of the olden days, of whom the gifted Cooper wrote, roamed
through the silent woodland ways, and scalped a gent, or out his throat.
Remote, marjestic and severe, he scorned the paleface and his wiles, and it
was not for gin or beer the red man walked the forest aisles.- The foeman heard
his battle screech and thought it wise to take a walk; and when Lo had to make
a speech, he beat Dan Webster half a block. 0, he was then a
being bold, the hero of a world romance; sublime he stood, in
blanket rolled, among his cousins and his aunts. Aias! the red
man of today no longer roaims the virgin parks; h's thrown the
tomahawk awav. and ioined the trifce of easy murks. No more i
he trails the paleface down, and hans a scalp-lock in his lair;
i he hunts the paleface in the town, and. buvs gold bricks and heated air. No
move the red men sternly stand, and. breathe defiance to their foes; they're busy
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El Paso's 325th Annual- Fair
PREPARATIONS are well in hand for El Paso's Annual Fair to be held
October 29 to November 6. Men are on the road representing the several
departments. There will be a splendid exhibit of manufactures, mining,
agriculture, live stock, machinery, merchandise, poultry, pets, and people. Last
year's fair was extensive and highly educative, but this year's will be better by
far, and thrice .as big.
The list of prizes is unequaled anywhere in the southwest. The exhibits will
come from everywhere, and the interest is keen and widespread. All that will be
needed to make the occasion one of inestimable importance to all the people of
the Great Southwest will be to have those people attend in person and take back
tome some of the inspiration of their visit and of the contact with other live ones.
The amusement feature has received special attention. One of the biggest
and best amusement aggregations in the world will open the show, and this
ought to give the fair a hangup sendoff! Then there will be a continuous revelry
of fun and frolic, with plenty of free entertainment for everybody, and weather
that can't be beat anywhere in the universe.
This is the 325th annual El Paso Fair and Great Central Market a revival
of the ancient festival of the Spaniards and the aborigines in the days before
Plymouth Rock and Jamestown were discovered by the tourist agencies. The
iusic of the spheres is none too good for El Paso, and it has been engaged for
the week at a fabulous price. Here where the great trails cross is the real focus.
Everybody come, and we'll send you home filled with good things.
Governor Campbell insists that he would find a way to enforce a state pro
hibition law in every corner of the state; but what would Colquitt do about it?
Grand Army Of the Republic ,
Meets In Atlantic City, N. J. Frederic
RANKS THINNING RAPIDLY. 1 1
fell through, but there Is
rnODAY the survivors of the host l concerned
i of "boys who wore the blue" m I still hope on the part of man1, that it
the stormy times of 61 to "65 are
descending upon Atlantic City, the oc
casion being the forty-fourth annual
encampment of the Grand Army of the
Republic. Eight different organiza
tions will open their conventions in
may yet be realized, and that the year
1915, the anniversary of the surren
der at Appomattox, may signalize this
final and highest evidence of com
plete reunion. There is also considera
ble asritation for a reunion on the
trading cash and land for chaik and string. and things iike those. Xo more, for 1 connection with the meeting of the G. ! field of Gettysburg of the men won
wigwam and. for squaw, Lo seeks the thickest of the strife; he lures some man
who deal's in law, and gives a mortgage on his life. Xo Cooper could a hero find,
among the red men of today; some notary, with legal mind, might write their
story, in a way.
Copyright, 1910. by George Ifafcrftewa ACamr.
IX ON WOMAN'S
Woman has no qualms of conscience in appropriating anything that she
can label "souvenir" while she would never think of taking money she handles.
Article No. 2 Telling of woman's attitude to "souvenirs" and when she plays
They are raising sacred cattle in Texas. Might save them to furnish food for
The 'ashing automobile girl in flowing veil and picture hat whom you
meet on the bridge as she rolls across the line into the United States may in fact
be an unlicenesed Chinaman whom the chauffeur is smuggling across the line.
Th:s trick has been worked with success in many cases at the border near San
Diego. The women in automobile parties crossing the line into the United States
hereafter may expect to be asked to remove their veils.
EI Paso the Educational Center
WITH the opening of the El P.aso School fpr Girls, El Paso now has the
best rounded system of education to be found anywhere in the south
west. Few cities in the United, States surpass El Paso in per capita ex
penditure for maintaining the public school system; El Paso now has a thor
oughly equipped private school of highest standards for girls, and a military
Echool for boys, while the parochial schools with their very large attendance are
constantly improving their facilities.
In the public schools manual training and domestic science are given great
prominence, and in the private schools the courses of study and exercise are
shaped especially for the needs of our own sons, and daughters in preparing them
for useful and happy lives.
El Paso is the logical metropolis of an immense area in the southwest, and
there is no reason why there should not be regularly a winter colony of hundreds
of families here to educate the children.
Whenever California can't get into tha papers m any other way, it is always
possible to dig up an earthquake in some part of the state.
San Angelo is calling itself the metropolis of west Texas, quite ignoring the
primacy of El Paso 400 miles further west.
To appreciate fully the blessings of a rapidly growing city one must have a
screeching donkey engine under his bedroom window with shouting crews of
cement workers busy 24 hours a day and Sundays. No one need ever be m doubt
that El Paso's progress is genuine and continuous. If yfcu persist in disbelieving
an the reality of El Paso's prosperity you must put cotton in your ears to be con
sistent, otherwise you cannot shut out the merry song of the circular saw, the
hammer and the concrete mixer. .
For Boy Scouts In EI Paso
E spoke yesterday of the
strange peculiarity that ena
bles a woman, who esteems
herself the soul of honor and honesty,
to smuggle, without in any way doing
violence to her conscience.
It is an ethical phenomenon that is
as common as it is unexplainable. An
other peculiarity of woman's conscience
equally remarkable and equally unex
plainable. Is that women are enabled
calmly and deliberately to commit a
line of petty thefts under certain condi
tions, and yet remain perfectly honest
in their own sight.
With a woman the name "souvenir"
is a mantle that throws a rosy aegis
over any kind of stealing that is done
in its name, and as long as she doesn't
take a thing because she really needs it
but because it will remind her of.
something else, she hasn't the slightest
compunction in appropriating the saitl
That the women who pilfer from ho
tels and sleeping cars and such places
do not consider themselves thieves
needs no other proof than that the sou
venir robber has tio shame in telling
you of her depredations, and exhibit
ing her booty to you.
It is a sight to make moralists shud
der and the cynical laugh to see a wo
man, who is rich enough to trrfvel over
the whole world and to stop at the very
best and most expensive places, bring
out, for instance, her collection of sou
venirs and vaingloriously point out to
you that they bear the St. Regis, the
Ritz-Carlton, the Ponce de Leon and
such costly hotel names plainly marked
upon them. Every souvenir is the visi
ble evidence of a theft, and yet she Is
not trying to conceal them, but is
flaunting them before your face.
Why Did She Steal Them?
Why did sbe steal them? Not neces
sity. "Is she a kleptomaniac.?" you ask
yourself. Has she an irresponsible
mania for stealing things, and had you
best keep your jewelry locked up, and
your hand on your pocketbook while
you are in her house?
Not at all. She would never dream of
stealing a penny from you. She is a
woman of the highest principle, a phil
anthropist, a church worker, an influ
ence for good in the community, and
she would be horrified at the mere sug
gestion that she was not the very
soul of honesty.
Tet those souvenirs, those salt, shak
ers, napkins, after dinner coffee spoons
with the crests of various restaurants
on them how are you going to recon
cile them with her conscience? You
don't, and you dare not ask her how she
does. It remains one of the Impene-
trable feminine mysteries.
Just how widespread, among -women,
Is the form of petty larceny euphoni
ously called "collecting souvenirs" is
shown by the fact that all hotels and
restaurants experience an annual loss
of thousands of dollars this way, and
recently after a ladies' day at a smart
club in a large city it was found that
not a single after dinnqr coffee spoon
Horrified at Name of "Thief."
Tet there had been no women present
except the wives and daughters and
sweethearts and friends of the nien
who compose the club. Most respecta
ble, most eminent women, all of them,
and not one who wouldn't have
swooned with horror had any one called
her a thief, even when she was caught
with the goods on her.
Then kindly observe, as another ec
centricity of the way the feminine con
science works, the manner in which
women cheat at cards, and other women
condone the offense. There probabK
t -where some member is not known to
play a crooked game.
She has been caught at her tricics,
but does this horrify the other women
so that they rise up boldly and cast her
out? Not at .ill. They watch her as
well as they can, and try to keep her
hands off the puncher, but that is all.
They "my dear" her, and go to her par
ties, and Invite her to theirs, and she
suffers no social ostracism.
And the woman takes her crime the
crime for which men have the ugliest
word in the language equally lightly
j as the other women do, and it never oc
curs to her to put herSelf in the same
category as the blackleg gambler who
stacks the cards, with whom no gentle
men would play, and who could by no
possibility get across the threshold of a
gentlemen's club, if his character were
The fact that women are the chief
smugglers, that they pilfer from hotels
and cheat at cards would seem to indi
cate that they were les honest than
frien. and had a less keen sense of hon
or; but this is not true. The niarel ..f
the whole matter is that when it comes
to handling money and dealing with
things of intrinsic valu women are
j much more honest than men.
Women as Cashiers.
There is a reason why, in almost ev
ery store in the land, there are women
cashiers. It is because the contents of
the till are sacred from the girl's fin
gers, as they are not from the boy's.
A prominent banker in this city, who
has subsituted women cashiers for men,
says that he has never lost a penny be
cause of dishonesty since he put the
women in, and he was never able to
prevent losses while he had men han
dling the money.
All employers of women bear testimo
ny to their honesty and conscientious
ness5 as a class, and it is also true that
a woman who has the handling of mon
ey, and is personally responsible seldom l
Incurs a debt that she cannot pay, or
skips her rent or beats tradespeople.
Most of "the bad debts on merchants'
books were made by men or by seme
woman who expected her husband to
The confident! ll teric who goes
wrong, the embezzler, the bookkeeper
who makes crooked accounts, the em
ploye who speculates with the firm's
money, Is almost invariably a man. The
women in such places have clean
hands. Their consciences would recoil
from the very thought of robbing the
cash drawer or falsifying their ac
counts, though it would be perfectly se
rene under the ordeal of getting in a
dozen pairs of gloves without paying
duty or taking home a cute little mus
tard pot in the front of their blouses
from a restaurant.
All of which leads to the inference
that women are not less honest than
men. but differently honest that they
have not less conscience than men. but
that their conscience acts along differ
Why She Rob the Government.
Perhaps, also, women 'can never es
cape from the personal element, and the
reason they are enabled to steal from
the government and a hotel or railroad,
while they will not from an individual!
is because the government and the rail
road and the hotel remain vague ami
intangible to them a sort of nrnn.
A. R.: The Woman's Relief Corps; the ' participated in tne gaiiant cna.pe oi
Ladies' Auxiliary of the Sons of Vet- j Pickett and those who fought so val
erans; the Daughters of Veterans: the iantly in repulsing them. It is propos
Sons of Veterans; the National Associa- r ed that this reunion shall take place
tion of Civil War Musicians; the La- ' during the first days of July, 1913, fifty
dies of the G. A. R.; the National As- j years after the closp of that great
sociation of Army Nurses of the Civil struggle.
War, and the National NavaLVeteran's J Another issue that will occupy the
association. These various organiza- i attention of the Grand Army encamp-
tions represent almost every depart- ment is the question of the statuo of
ment of the military life that repre
sented the Union cause from 1S61 to
Encampment Biff E-vent.
Of course the big event of the week
will be the Grand Army encampment
proper. It is the intention of the va
rious associations and organizations to
ha"ve these annual-fmeetings simultane
ously as long as there are enough
Grand Army men left to hold annual
encampments. That there will be many
years of encampments is shown by
the fact that there are 240,000 mem
bers of the Grand Army still surviving,
and about 380,000 survivors of the Civil
war. The last soldier of the war of
1812 was Hiram Cronk, who died only
a few years ago. If any of those who
fought in the Civil war live as long
as Hiram Cronk, the last survivor will
die In 195S, or practically a half cen-
tury from the present time. Of course
the Grand Army encampment parade
of a quarter of a century hence will be
small In comparison with that of today,
just as that of today is small in com
parison with that of twenty-five years
Work of Reunion.
Many interesting questions will be
brought up at the forthcoming encamp
ment. At various times in late years
there have been reunions of Civil war
veterans where the man who wore the
blue and he who -wore the gray have
fraternized as brothers, each honest in
his conviction that his cause was just.
Not long ago it was suggested that
during the present year there should
be heM in Washington a reunion of all
the survivors of the northern and the
southern armies, betokening the fact
that the issues that divided the two
sections during the Civil war are dead
and buried, forever, and that those
who ranged themselves on either side
in that conflict afe'now equally zealous
In maintaining the integrity of the
country and thanking God that the'
Stars and Stripes float over a Union
that shall endure forever. The propo
sition, so far as the present year is I
Robert E. Lee ir. the canitol of the
United States. There is a strong fac
tion in the Grand Army which bitterly
opposes its presence there, and it will
endeavor to have official record .uaJe
of its opposition. The other faction
believes that the passing of r early
fifty years should be a sufficient
lapse of time to warrant forgetfulness
of the bitter past, and that Virginia
can attest Jier loyalty to the Union in
no better way than by placing one of
its most sacred effigies In the capitoi
of the nation. They hold that In all
matters where the south shows a -willingness
to forget the humiliation of
the past, it discloses a tendency that
should be met in Jike spirit by the
north. They also -feel that it is for he
Grand Army to be as generous today
as Grant was at Appomattox, or as
Lincoln was -when he sought to bind
up the wounds of the past, "with
malice towards none and charltv for
j To Decorate Grave.
' An effort will be made to rai3e
more funds for the decoration of the
graves of northern soldiers who lie
buried in national cemeteries in the
southern states. Out of the 400.000
soldiers -who are buried in national
cemeteries, about a quarter of a million
are In cemeteries situated In states
that were out of the Union during the
Civil war. The Grand Army posts in
those states are naturally very weak.
To the credit of the south it may be
said that they have assisted in the dec
oration of these graves, but there is
still much to be desired, and the Grand
Army seeks to supply the necessary
funds for -what it considers to be ade
K is no empty figure to speak of the
rapidly thinning ranks of the G. A. R.,
for the annual death list among its
membership approximates 10,000. More
than 15,000 of those who fought In the
northern army during the Civil -war
annually cross the river to the great
bivouac of the dead. Despite the fact
that the government has been liberal
I ' '
chance to get
"Then." I said, "you went back to
"How do you know?" he snapped,
with an air of defiance.
"I can guess that, of course. The
workman gave him the description ot
certain peculiarities tha would make
it possible to pinch the thief."
"You just hit it, but you have a rath
er sudden way of bursting into a fel-
We had another drink and parted the
best of friends.
The next day the prefect spoke to
me of the affair. He was worried
about Cronard, who wanted to arrest
i all Paris.
"Oh," I said, "the man who solved
the Lilas mystery knows his business.
"Do you know, he has asked me sev
eral times to put you on the case with
"That's a regular mania of his. A
man as smart as he is does not need
I let five more days pass. The
whole press was making fun of the po
lice.' The eyes of all Europe were
upon us. I went about a good deal;
I was seen both at Belleville and at
the northern railroad station. Rail
road stations are peculiar places; you
see all kinds of people there English
men, Dutchmen. Germans. I even saw
prince Poll there without the prin
cess he was waiting for the Calais ex
press. One evening when I came home I
found Cronard at my house. Pie had
been waiting for me for two hours.
"Now, Bartold," he said, holding out
his hand, "won't you let bygones be
We kin git a purty fair idea o' some,
folks by th' amount o' writin.' they try t'
git on a pustal card. If at first you don't
succeed don't succumb.
to -those who defended it in the sixties,
there is still occasion for charity
among the old soldiers, and the G. A.
R. annually dispenses more than $100.
ooo in that direction. The Grand Army
has nearly a million dollars cash in
hand, and property of an aggregate
value of $2,622,000.
While the G. A. R. has officially es
chewed politics, it has been the great
est factor in securing the liberal pen
sion system which enables the old sol
diers to live in comparative ease and
comfort. The government has spent
more than $3,000,000,000 for their sup
port. In 1909 there were 66.000 claims
for new pensions presented at the pen
sion office and 46,000 of these were al
lowed. Last year the Grand Army de
clared that the agitation for increased
pensions should be brought to an end
for several years. The newspapers got
it "three years," and there was-considerable
stir among the old soldiers.
It is thought that from this time on
the annual pension budget will be de
creased each year, as death is taking
large toll from the list of survivors
Complaints at Soldiers Homes.
Every now and then the country
hears many complaints from the old
soldiers -who are inmates of the Sol
diers' Homes of the country. These
complaints are with reference to the
food, as well as accommodations. While
Haps-y s. Nevius was commander In
chief of the G. a. R- he made a careful
investigation of the homes and declar
ed "that he found them all that could
be desired. He was not able even to
locate the anonymous complainants. It
-was said not long ago by a veteran
who spends a part of his time in the
Soldiers' Homes that he has found the
accommodation fully up to the standard
of the average small hotel throughout
the countrv. There are 55.000 veterans
morrow that you have found your dia- in tne ten national and thirty state
monds at the bottom of a drawer?" i hom n rh rrnitd srats. Tn th t?i-
The prince was there, I thought he
would have fallen from his chair.
"Here is your thiei," said the pre
fect. The man looked at me as if to ask
for mercy. I went towards the prince.
"May we announce in the papers to-
"How," asked the prefect.
"Please let him answer," I inter
rupted. "Yes," the prince stammered, "that
will be-all right."
The prefect understood that it was
the prince himself who had taken the
diamonds and that the poor working
man was his dupe rather than his ac
complice. "A dirty affair," he murmured. "This,
must not come out."
Then turning to me he continued:
"I congratulate you, Bertold. Cro
nard is tired, we will give him another
job. You will take this."
This is how I got my revenge.
tional homes the expenditures amount
to $232.63 per capita per year. In sev
eral states there are homes where the
veterans are admitted with their
wives, and commander Nevius declares
that he found the veterans in thes-e
homes more contented than in any oth
ers he visited.
Many Lost Live.
In April, 1S65, more than a million
men were in the military service of
the United States. A still larger num
ber had been enroled, had served
their time, and had been discharged
prior to that date. More than 350,000
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Say Tkis Is Woman's
Copyright, 1910, by the New York Evening Journal Publishing Company.
isn't a bridge whist club in existence will have to let it go at that.
dence that can't be robbed, whereas, bygones?' I am all played out. I will
mo nave an acuie sense of ti; enormi
ty of taking things from the store cf
Mr. Brown or Mr. Smith.
However, there is no disputing rhc
fact that the feminine conscience is a
fearful and wonderful thing, and that
it moves at an unguessable tangent In
stead of along straight lines. And we
The Peacock Feather
By J. H. Rosny.
The Herald's '
Daily Short Story
IN LINE with its characteristic enterprise The Herald has purchased the ex
clusive rights of publication of the Manual of the Boy Scouts' organization
prepared by Gen Sir Robert Baden Powell and Ernest Thompson Seton.
The Boy Scout movement has taken hold with surprising strength through
out England and the British colonies and the movement has begun in America
under the most favorable auspices, so that it appears certain the United States
will have a strong body of Boy Scouts within the next few months.
Every boy will want to read the Manual of the Boy Scouts as published in
The Herald beginning soon. The articles will describe fully the laws of the
scouts, the rules for scouting, woodcraft, camping, and scout games and drills.
There will be lessons in signaling, in scouting, camping, shooting, tent building,
riding the construction of useful things, the study of nature, geology, photog
raphy, eta, and a fascinating account of the organization with the use of patrol
eigns and calls.
The Panama canal should be fprtified by the United States independently of
any agreement or understanding with other nations. This is a case where co
operation is emphatically not a wise policy. The canal furnishes the key to
Dur whole system of coast defence, and now that we have punched a hole through
the wall we must certaintly protect the door against hostile approach.
Men may honestly differ over policies of government. Your neighbor is not
necessarily a crook because he sees things at a little different slant from your
self. There can be no compromise as to principles; but programs, to be efficient
and practical, must in fact be a series of compromises.
v o :
A teacher of oratory says that the first and most important rule for orators
is "that they should stop talking before they stop thinking." The same rule
might apply to others than orators.
HEN I had cleared up the Lilas
mystery and caught the cul
prit Cronard, the chief thank
ed me in a dark corner, accepted the
congratulations of the minister of jus
tice and gave himself the whole credit
when telling the story to the reportersr
I was mad, but knew better than to
say anything, and only hoped I would
soon get a chance to revenge myself.
Theehanee came soon enough with
the theft oft he diamonds of princess
Poli, one of the richest foreign ladies
in the city. Although the prince was
not attached to the legation, his wife's
close relationship to the Austrian rov
al family made the robbery of the dia
monds an affair of the first magni
tude. The telephone wires were kept
hot the whole morning following the
crime. The perfect sent for Cronard,
who immediately Went to Place Beau
vor, from -where he returned with the
most accurate Information.
I took good care to keep quiet. The
prefect had me on an unimportant
case, which did not require much skill.
He spoke to me of the diamonds, but in
his usual good natured way.
"Why," I said, "you have put Cro
nard on that case, and I bet it won't
take him long to get hold of the fel
lows." Inwardly I chuckled and felt sure
Cronard would make a mess of it, as he
did whenever he tackled anything him
self. Having plenty of time I went, on my
own hook, out to the Poli mansion, an
old palatial building in the Taubourg.
impregnable like fortresses, but soon
you discover cracks and openings and
at last the solid porte-cochers seems
as transparent to you as glass. I found
the key to the whole mystery In a lit
tle shop near by, kept by a little man
from Auvergue, who sold wino under
cover of selling wood. The servants
from the mansion came there often less
to drink than to have a friendlv chat
and smoke a pipe. They were ail very
outspoken. I made the acquaintance
of the coachman, a fine "fellow, who
was very fond of his master. He told
me eerything about the theft.
Monsieur was all upset." he said.
"He made me drive to the police sta
tion first and was good enough to tell
me he felt sure the robbers were soon
to be caught. I answered that nothing
would please me more, as the servants
are always apt to be suspected in cases
of this kind. But we all knew each
other. We are five Italians and four
French, all model servants. The prin
cess is very good to us and verv much
loved the prince also."
I noticed the shade of difference In
his expression. I had long known the
prince to amble, and also that he had
an unpleasant adventure with an ac
tress, a revolver shot I think, but the
bullet Just grazed his scalp. Though
these details came high. I did not stop
but urged the man to go on,
"When we left the prefect, the prince
wanted to see the jeweler who 'had
just, repaired the necklace. The jeweler
f?i?InUthe address of workman
at Folie Merlcourt. We hurried there.
" nen we left th Vio.ic ..
let you have the whole reward; twen
ty-five thousand plunks."
"I will take it, if you will give up
the case entirely."
-v imv hiVtnn off more than vou ! moment x am through with my work, 1
can chew." !
ITTING in an elevated train, di
rectly behind two well-dressed and
clean-shaved men, a lady overheard
a portion of their conversation.
One man said to his friend: "You look
a bit down in the mouth; what is the
matter with you?" The friend replied:
"I am down in the mouth and down in
the heart; you know how hard I have
been working to get a nice little home
for my wife and myself. Well, I got it.
I have her settled very cosily and
comfortably, so it seems to
He glared at me fiercely, but then
hissed: "Let's go see the prefect."
Although it was late, the prefect
received us Immediately. He said oniy
two words: "The diamonds."
"Mr. Cronard is sick," I said; "he
would like a little rest."
"And you will take his place. Bar
told?" "Yes, if you will permit me."
"Of course. Cronard certainly needs
go home to her.
"Of course I am ofttimes obliged to
work late. I go home tired and glad to
find the shelter of my home, but I find
my -wife either In tears or ort the verge
, of tears. She complains of being so vary
lonely; she does not know people: her
days are so long, and when I leave her
in the morning it is with the feeling
that I have put her in prison Instead of
In a happy home. I am worried to death
about it, and I don't know what: to do."
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lie opinion: he has had poor luck. 1 inJ " conversation and they
hope you won't draw the matter out, Lf n t k i"?,.. ?"
Bartold " 1:nown sympathetic friend behind. The
i.i.u. ineu iiiuue, wiuiout relatives or
near friends, and was dependent upon
her own exertions for a livelihood. She
was a refined and sensitive woman, yet
j she did not suffer from loneliness or
self pity, and it was difficult for her to
feel much sympathy for the beloved
wife of a good man dwelling in a com
fortable home and not obliged to worry
At first sight these big mansions seem was radiant: 'We have him now
"You can close it up tonight, sir."
"Telephone to prince,, Poli to came
and see you and I will produce the
person who has the diamonds."
"You are a devil, Bartold."
"No, sir, not at all. I dq not believe
in great complications in criminal
HumlredH of Such Wives.
In talking with another friend r
"You don't mean to say you call j (arding the matter, she said:
I am confident that there are nun
this case simple," cried Cronard. "1
turned every pavingblock in Paris up
"But the streets are not paved with
"Oh, you know very well what 1
mean; I have searched everywhere. In
the theaters, in the bars, in the t
and found nothing."
"And I have searched nowhere and
still I will produce the diamonds in
side an hour."
"I will believe it when I see It."
"If the prefect will permit you lo
stay here, you will see it, all right."
Come on, Bartold," cried the pre
fect gleefully. Don't let us waste any
more words. I will telephone to the
prince, who is a most pleasant man
and who has told me right along 1
must not mind the papers and not be
too hard on my men."
An hour latr I brought in a pale
and feverish looking workingman.
dreds of such wives In the land, wo
men who make kind-hearted men
wretched by their failure to appreciate
what is done for them, or make an ef
for toward self entertainment.
"Think of all the things a woman,
situated as this woman evidently is,
might do to fill her hours pleasantly.
There is the beautifying of her home,
"One woman of my acquaintance,
whose husband travels for months at a
time, and leaves her entirely Alone both
day and evening, began to experiment
along the lines of home decoration. She
found the study so fascinating and the
work so easy, and so Inexpensive, thai
it resulted in her making her home a
bower of beauty. It bdeame the center
woman can do, in these days, to pass
her time agreeably and advantageous
ly. Libraries supply the best books of
the world at small cost. She can read
and store her mind with the treasures
of human thought. She can fit herself
to converse sensibly and understanding-
on any- topic history, biography,
literature or art, as she may chooose
to select her reading matter. Then,
there are the languages to be studied,
and music and art.
What One "Woman Did.
One dissatisfied woman, who had
spent twenty years in finding fault
with life because it did not give her
what she wanted, suddenlv made up
her mind to study drawing. That was
only three years ago. She is now doing
most creditable work, besides being
thoroughly happy, and making her hus
band so. with her contentment and
cheerfulness. She is already able to
beautify her home with efforts of her
own, and. instead of wishing the day
would pass, she wishes each day were
twice as long.
It is the greatest mistake in the
world for a woman to wait for other
people to entertain her; or to wait for
her husband to entertain her.
"I came not to be ministered unto,
but to minister," should be the motto
of every woman. Think of yourself as
the one who has something to bestow.
Take a mental stock of your posses
sions; and if you have nothing to be
stow, GET IT. Enrich your mind: ac
quire accomplishments. In th slang
parlance of the day, "Get busy."
Life was never so rich with opportu
nities for women as it is today. It is
a shameful thing for any woman to
say that she is lonely or that she
does not know what to do with her
self. The Busy, Cheerful AVomaR.
The Idle, complaining woman will
never find people anxious to entertain
her. The busy, cheerful, occupied
woman will find everybody at her beck
and call. No man can remain in lovo
-vith a woman who is forever leaning
upon him and expecting him to pro-
vide entertainment for her. One of the
surest ways to keep a man in love is
t show him how capable you are of
entertaining yourself and him aVtha
It Is not necessary that you ahoula
talk to a man continually about what
you are doing; but if you are occu
pied, and Interested in your occupa
tions, you will, quite unconsciouslv to
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h,r wZ.nV w k, , f,M WVe your self' Perhaps, become entertaln-
her tomans best happiness, the pride ing. You will know how to talk and
and pleasure of her husband in his tn Mt r,n wj -!J .1 :. ?.
, - ,u"" " umi man mu 2uw un
'.; . I occupied woman.
There are innumerable other thines a Give and you shall receive.