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THE ROCK! ISIAXD ABGTJS, FRIDAY. XOVE3.IBER 17, 191T.
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BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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Friday, November 17, 1911.
The so-called "holy war" In Tripoli
teems to be degenerating Into a "holy
Sneaker Ad kins gubernatorial pros
pects went glimmering with, his exit
With eg-gs at the present price. Dr.
Cook should feel some degree of secur
ity 'upon the lecture platform.
It ia obvious that In Virginia the
legal machinery mrs far more rapid
ly than In some of the states.
A Philadelphia woman smoked In
public and says it is her own busi
ness. That's so and tough business,
Have you noticed that the price of
dried apples does not soar upward? Add
a 'little water and you
can fill up
Carnegie's gift of $2C,0';0,000 may do
good, but compelling stee; mill em
ployes to work seven days a week isn't
The rumors that Secretary of Agri
culture Wilson i3 to resign are not
sufficiently definite .Tama Jim should
hand In the real thing.
Standard Oil declared Its last divid
end as a trust yesterday. Since 18S2
it has paid $751,000,000 in dividends.
Hereafter It wiii do the same under an
The ta';jy emperor of China may
have niiuie some serious mistakes, but
it ought to be remembered he was ,
teething most of the time and that. ;
makes any oh lid unreasonable.
Every time a t-nWjn fores itself into
a neighborhood v.b:e it is not wanted,
and has no legal right to establish it
self, it. prejudice a public sentiment
against every vther catoou in town.
Nothing succeeds like persistency.
Toddy has gotten ir. on the lirst page
of the metropolitan press again, tak
ing serious issue v l'h rre.-idet.t Tuft's
cnursu anei.t the 'rusts, anil declaring
that the dissolution of the combines
does not afford the y, niedy for con
ditions, but that control offers' the
model for corporation regulation. If
anything could raise the Taft steel;
Just now it would Lp Teddy's opposi
tion. Ilruml Whi-lo.k
Among the anti-boss vic'ors of the
recent ricrtions was a joung man
whose borne wa l -i-l i:: this state
at Springfield. Since leaving the
state capital l.o hvis a: traded atten
tion as author of a number of inter
esting book, and has at'alned much
fame as mayor of the ci'y of Toledo.
Ohio, to whi- h eif.ee he has been
thrice elected. Lavirg s- r -d the peo
ple in a".'a-: ::ism to hofsns-m and in
t'ympailiy with sm-h principles as
ham picked by tti' late Mayor Tom
Johnson of ("eve'ar.C.
This n an is J'r;i:,'l WMflork. whoso
elo'juen tribute To Mayor- bet New
ton r. r?a'.;er of Cleveland a as re
cently printed in The Argus, showing
Mayor Whttlock's pr -found respect for
an officii.! who is trying to accomplish
some i u'lstna tip w..rk.
Mayor Whitiioik ia himself striving
to accomplish a construct Ive work. Ills
civic patriotism iias won for him a
place in the hearts cf the people of
Toledo, who have !: one-red him by re-
i cting him a third time to the office
ii chief executive tf the municipality.
Ixnger Terms for Governors.
Rhode Island, pro'. ai-ly in the inter-J
ps of economy Mid peace, has aVl-1
ifht d lne annual elo.t.ou cf sta'e of
After 1912 th. se officers will be elect-
til for two yt-ar terms. The hgisla
ture. however, will conttniue to sit an-,
wually as is the custom in South Caro-
iina and Georgia.
After 1912 there will be only one
state, Massachusetts, which will clir.g '
to the obsolete custom cf annual state !
elections. Under primitive conditions :
when the population was small and the
local conditions more faorab!e to ttie
system, it was no doubt considered ad- j
visable that there should be frequent j
reversion to the r-fople for their judg- !
ment on public officers and public ques-
The theory of the present day is that )
tl-ese frequent elections militate;
4-ainst the stability and security cf
.. rnment. At the same time the
1 v -. i ie c f many of the states are clam-1
ormg for legislation tn favor of tie
Initiative, referendum and recall which
shall put & curb on inefficient or vic
ious public servants.
Twenty-two of the 46 states now
elect their governors for a four year
term, and one. New Jersey, fixes the
term at three years. The four year
term under the checks given by the
proposed provisions for direct legisla
tion ought to be satisfactory. Owing
to the great multiplicity of corporate
Interests the burden of the ballot and
expense of elections baa become a se
rious problem to be met and solved
and the sooner this Is done, the better.
Percy Wiggles' Philosophy.
Here's a com m oxricration from a man
Irving to Palestine, HI., which has the
true ring. He writes in answer to the
society women of Chicago who have
been solemnly discussing the cost of
rearing children, and have agreed that
it is (2,500 to $5,000 -per child per year.
This correspondent -who gives his
name as Percy E. "Wiggles, writes to
the Chicago Tribune, as follows:
"I have been married for 15 years,
and have seven children. The eldest
is 14 years of age, and the youngest
one year. In the 15 years my earnings
liave been approximately $S,0(K, or
about $530 a year. According to the
lowest estimate given, $2,000 a year,
my seven children should have cost
me $140,000, bo I am shy to the tune
of S3C.0OOO. My children are all
healthy, and eat heartily three times
a day. Four of them are going to
school, and I have nothing to com
plain of In their grade showing.
"The point of the matter is this:
Those who know the least about the
rearing of children and the duties and
responsibilities of wedded life are for
ever rushing Into print to give people
who do know something about it a
few samples of their ignorance."
Good for Percy!
It is patent -to the most casual ob
server that you have had to "wiggle"
some la those 15 years and that you
have done it to good purpose. It is
safe to say that the young Wiggles
with such example and precept before
them will be able to held their own
with the tampered $5,000 a year off
spring cf the idle rich.
After all, it isn't the money that we
invest in our children that counts. It
is the other things wp give them which
assis' in the upbuilding of character
and the Instillation of independence in
thought and action.
The presbytery of New York has
taken the Initiative in a movement for
consolidation as to effort, but not the i
unification of creed of a number of the j
Protestant denominations, Including ;
the Presbyterian, Congregational, Re
formed and T'nited Presbyterian, and
Reformed Episcopal churches.
The new plan contemplates no dis
turbance cf the national relations of
the members of the different denom
inations, but its object is to concen
trate effort to the effect that there
shall not be needless duplication of
plants in small communities, thus dis
sipating the means that ought to be
used in the promotion of Christianity
in such a way as to minimize instead
of maximize their power. The St.
Louis Republic says:
"This will be admirable in New
York, where the congregations of the
chunhos couteiuplatirg federation are
for the most part strong pud self-supporting
and include two of the three
most wealthy groups of New York
churches the Dutch Reformed and
Presbyterian. But it is much more
acutely needed in the country districts
of the I'r.ited States, where denomina
tional rivalry has gne so far as to in
duce a religious paralysis undreamed
of in the cities.
"The country village of 1.000 people
which has less than five churches is
the eepiioii. The membership of
these orgHitiratior.s usually runs well
within 3 00, and rastore' salaries range
from $500 to $900 per annum. Pas
torates are short and intervals often
"Not'rng 1? rasjor than for city dwell
ers to solve offhand the problems of
the country; but the division of rural
religious forces to the point of utter
weakness is a problem worthy of the
best ability of American religious
leadership, and must be solved if the
village church is to be more than an
empty s'r'tcture with a came."
The day seems to have passed
when the denomination stood above
Christ In the religious world. De
nominational zeal has its place and
it is a worthy object, but there
ought to be in object far above and
beyond that in the policy of evan
t'rity of the church in the past
has seemed to mean the supremacy
of some d nomination. The best
uc'ty lies in cooperation.
LEWIS PUBLISHING CO.
IS CALLED A BANKRUPT
S Ixi;is. Mo.. Nov. 17. Judge Smith
Mcl'hrrson of the I'nited States cir
cuit court yes'eriay issued a signed
order adjudicating the Lewis Publish
ing company bankrupt. The step was
taken, it was s'ated. to expedite settle
ment of litigation which has been be
fore the court for two months in the
shape of receivership proceedings.
Matt G. Reynolds, former circuit Judge
cf this city, was appointed receiver to
serve with Walter D. Coles, also of
St. Louis, as referee. Judge Mcpher
son made an additional order design
ed to make the books of the various
Lewis companies prima facie evidence
cf the j tstness of claims against them.
It is planned by the receiver to ad
vertise yesterday's court set In order
that everyone who has a claim against
any cf the Lewis enterprises may
ccme forward and submit it for ap-provaL
WHT THETHE GOOD COOKS.
One of the government reports, a
Bhort while ago, declared that the best
cooks in our nation are to be found
in the country.
"When It comes to good heme cook
ing," s'ated one of the experts who
helped compile the report, "the coun
trywoman Is far ahead of her city
The matter was discussed by a
number of women, Bome of whom
claimed to be good cooks. During the
discussion, grandmother sat silent,
smilingly looked from one to another.
Finally, In a lull, she spoke:
"I was raised tn the country," said
grandmother. "I came of a pioneer
family my people were old settlers
and so of coarse we were always coun
try people. It's only been since our
children married and came to the city
that I've lived here going on five
years now, I should say. But I do de
clare it's a fact that we don't seem
to get such good things to eat here as
we used to make ourselves In the coun
try. They don't seem to have so much
taBte to them, unless they're so spiced
up you can't tell what a dish is mad
"Still, I do think the women In the
city do wonders with what they have
to do with. If it wasn't for what they
call their scientific way of cooking, I
presume they couldn't do anything at
ail in the way of cocking things.
"But I don't take too much credit to
the country women for being good
cooks. They have everything to do
with. Just think of all the fresh eggs
and milk and cream and butter we
had! Everything was firsthand and
pure, and pUnty of it. It's no wonder
we could cook well. How city wonv-a
can cook as well as they do. without
the things we bad in . the country, I
can't venture to Eay.
"I was counted a first rate cook at
home. But I will confess that if I h''d
to cook with the things city women
have, I wouldn't know how."
FI T! RK MOTIIPTRS.
The other morning it was before S
About twelve years ago, when the
commfrsslon plan of government was
first suggested, skeptics scoffed while
professional politicians jeered ia de
rision. Galvestou, Texas, stnrted t be
moverueat and the adoption cf the
commission plan in that city proved so
eminently stfccessful. demand lor its
adoption became quite general.
Practical demonstration with tbi
plan in scores of cities has proved be
yond reasonable doubt that the com
mission plan Is net "a mere fad," as
some had said, bnt a practical, business-like,
non-partisan method of con
ducting municipal affairs.
Within the last two months prior
to the recent election ICl cities with
a total population of 3,181,255 had
adopted the commission plan. This
number was increased at the recent
election, the Associated Press reports
adding at least two new cities Man
hattan, Kan., and Freeniont, Mich.
By states the commission plan is
distributed thus: Alabama. S; Cali
fornia, 8; Colorado, 2; Idaho, 1; Illi
nois, 17; Iowa, 7; Kansas, 23; Ken
tucky, 1 ; Ixstiisiana, 1 ; Maine, 1 ;
Maryland. 1; Massachusetts. 4; Michi
gan, 4: Mississippi 2: Minnesota, 2;
Montana, 1; Nebraska, 1; New Jersey,
5; New Mexico, 1; North Carolina, 3;
North Dakota, 3; Oklahoma, 15; Ore
gon, 1; South Carolina, 1; South Da
kota, 11; Tennessee, 3; Texas, 10;
T'tah. 5; Washington. 5; West Virginia,
3; Wisconsin, 1; Wyoming. 1.
It is highly creditable to Illinois that
Springfield, the capital city, is in the
forefront '? this movement, and that
this ?tatey under Springfield's notable
leadership, has 17 short ballot cities,
thus taking leadership among other
states in this great movement for the
business like development of municipal
The Illinois short ballot cities are:
Springfield. Carbond.ile, Clinton. Deca
tur, Dixon, Ei?in, Hamilton, Hillsboro,
Jacksonvile, Kewanee, Mollne, Ottawa,
Pekin, Rochelle, Rock Island, Spring
Omaha, Neb., with its 125.00 pop
ulation, recently joined the progressive
The large cities with the commission
plan are: Birmingham. 132. 0S4; Mo
bile, 51,521; Oakland, 150,174; Spring
field, ( III.), -51.617; Des Moines, SC,
3CS; Kansas City, 2,331; Wicbfla. 52.
451; Lynn. ZZK: Omaha, 124'63;
Passfac, 34,773; Trenton. f'6,M5; Okla
homa City. (14.203: Memphis, 131.105;
Dallas. S2.104; Fort Worth, 73.302;
Houston TRSOO- Kalt TAk Cltv. 95-
No plan cf city government can be
found which will be perfect, but the
new plan is so much of an improve
ment over the old farclal, burlesque,
aldermanic form, there is no compar
ison. The fundamental idea of the
commission plan is that the municipal
ity is a corporation organized, not as a
political asset for this gang or that, but
for the 6ole object of transacting the
common business of the city without
regard to politics.
The aldermanic plan of government
is the antithesis of the commission
plan. Its modern idea Is political man
ipulation, control of the city's business
by political cliques, the use of munici
o'clock my car was blockaded on a
busy downtown street. I had an op
portunity to watch the hurrying
throngs on the sidewalk, all on their
way to work in the big stores or office
Most cf the crowd consisted of
women; all kinds cf women, and all
ages; but by far the greatest number
being what seemed to be just little
It was amazing, and almost heart
breaking, to see those girls, some with
skirts nearly knee-high, trudging
along, every one hurrying as if her
life depended upon getting somewhere
that moment. Here and there was a
rosy-cheeked lassie, but the average
face wa3 pasty, and the avetige pair
of eyes held the light cf sophistication
rather than the glow of sweet and
trusting girlhood. And so many of
them held themselves with such a self
conscious swagger I wondered how
many of them knew that it was to be
gentle and modest and considerate of
As I looked at that hurrying proces
sion of future mothers, I wondered if
society was giving them the right edu
cation to make homes; to create home
lovingness In husband and children.
Frobably nine-tenths of those girls
would consider it an unbearable hard
ship to stay home and help with the
housework, and &o without the down
town excitement and the little vanities
of dress in which they delight. Many
of them, too. are sent out as early as
i possible to add to the family income.
I And, again, in many cases anything is
I preferable to the kind of homes in
j which some of these girls are reared.
Just as I was wondering where all
he boys of a parallel aee kept them-
selves, my car moved on and was soon
out of the district where the walks
were crowded with little girls and
some women hurrying to their day's
pal office to serve private rather than
public interests and to bulid up polit
Springfield i3 one of the cities which
suffered long and patitntly under
such administrations, some rottener
than others, and few that were praise
This is true of conditions since
Springfield has grown to such propor
tions as to make it attractive to -scheming
politicians for political purposes.
The cowardly disregard for law, po
litical debauches and gambling orgies
under several old-form administrations
are of too recent history to require fur
ther mentv.n at this writing.
There are some who today vigorous
ly criticize the commission plan in
Springfieid. They should, however,
compare the commission plan, work
ing as it is under adverse circum
stances, while the city's fund3 are tied
up in court, with the old burlesque,
peanut politics plan which made the
people hold their no-e.; in disgust.
While the growth of the commission
plan government has been wonderful,
it would be more so if many states
would remove legislative obstacles.
The Illinois legislature reluctantly
gave the perij. b; the commission plan
law of this state. The gang killed one
bill in committee during the notorious
forty-sixth general assembly and with
great difficulty the final legislative en
actment vn. obtained.
Hundreds of cities in several states
are awaiting the removal of legisla
tive and other obstacles. Everywhere
the machine bosses ar.d public service
corporations are lined up against the i
commissien plan. They are fighting
every aitempt made to ndopt it. In
New York state &lone 74 cities have
unsuccesof ully petitioned the legisla
ture for charters maklDg possible the
adoption of the commission plan.
Testimony from cities where the
commission plan has been given a fair,
impartial trial is that It has resulted in
the substitution of business for poll
tics. There has been better light and
more of it, cleaner steets, more effi
cient service, no graft, no corruption
in public contracts, and a dollar's
worth of work had in return for every
dollar paid out.
In a decade more there will be few
cities witiKut the commission plan In
some form or other.
The Gasoline Grsmmar.
To what extent the automobile has
Invaded the preparatory school may
be Judged from the following occur
rence: Teacher cto beginners' class In Latin)
Can any of you boys give the rules
for accentuation of Latin words?
Only one hand was raised.
"Well. Tenny. what are the rales?"
"Words of two cylinders accent the
first cylinder, and words of three cylin
ders accent the antepenult." Life.
A Natural Question.
Little Wniter wns eating hinh ;
when he gave his arm a sudden shove,
and. splash, down went bis glass of
"I knew yon were going to rpVl
that." said mamma angrily.
"Well, if you knew." queried Walter, j
"why didn't you tell me? J
)H. I like to sit and listen
" To the phonograph's sweet not
As it grinds out mellow music
From Its wide and brassy throatl
-X can shut mv eyes and wonder
If I sit In fairy land
As I hear the late selections
That are fresh and newly canned.
Many ray a half a dollar
Maybe more. If they are proud
For the privilege of sitting
As a member of the crom-d '
And of hearing a recital
Where the art Is three feet thlctc,
But I'd rather take a record.
Turn the crank and do the trick.
Tes. I know that there are scoffers
Who have voices of their own.
Who complain about the scratching
And the blurring; of the tone.
But If they are so artistic
Let them move a mile away.
For when I have finished supper
I am bound to let It play.
In the jniet of the evening
As the gloaming comes apace
I can start the wheels In motion
And the cares of life erase.
Calling up the tunes of Dixie
Or tho music of the band.
Switching swiftly to the comics
With a motion of the hand.
"I am mad with the joy of life;
"Ton bet I am."
"Well. It is the first of the month,
and the milkman and the laundryman
are both at the back door with their
Had to Skip.
"Which parent do you resemble?"
c1rri tho t.-inri rtlrl frentlemnn. I
"Huh?" queried the tough kid.
"Do you take after your father or
"Neither. They take after me."
"Funny about the trees, isn't It, Mr.
La testa yer?"
"They leave in the spring."
"What is funny about that?"
Tou are not a tree, are you?"
The coal man prices autos.
Though it Is not th searon
To buy a car, with spring afar.
But there's a reason.
"It is foolish to say Mars Is lnhab
itated." "But I know that it Is."
"How do yon know?"
"The same way you know it isn't. "
"What Is their family tree?"
"Basswood, and hollow at that,"
He Is a gritty chap who stops be
fore he plays smash when he Is hav
ing a good time.
The fellow who gets Into a treadmill
thinks that all the world bas turned
A vivid imagination finds it hard to
light on a gloomy road. I
The man who knows how to Invent i
an excuse that will always work bas a
fortune in it.
Some men are so busy making
breaks that all their courage finally
The man who knows more than he
ought to should live la the camp of
All things come to him who waits,
but some of us don't want all things,
so we protest against waiting.
The girl who can and will make the
kind of cookies that mother used to
make will get on all right.
Some people are red headed because
they were born o. some acquire red
hair at the corner drutf store, and oth
ers have a red beaded condition thrust
upon them by tbe Idiotic actions of
some fool friend.
Our Idea of happiness Is not know
tng enough to know what a fool you
Croup la moat prevalent dnrlng
the dry cold weathe- of the early
winter months. Purents of young
children ehould be prepared for it. J
All that la needed ia a bottle of j
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. Many;
mothers are never without it in their
homes and it has never disappointed. :
Sold by all druggists. 1
My Little Shopgirl By F. A. Mitchel.
Copyrighted. 1911. by Associated Literary Bureau.
Sly came Is Van Tromp, and my
father came from Holland. He died
when i was hut six years old. When
I came of age my mother suggested
that I so to Rotterdam, where my
father's relatives lived, and make their
acquaintance. She had an especial ob
ject la sending me to Holland, which
Phe divulged to me on the ere of my
departure. It vrns this:
My father's brother lived In the old
homestead at Rotterdam. He and my
father had been very dear to en eh
other, and whoa my father died he
expressed la his will a desire that I
should marry this brother's daughter,
of whose birth he received the news
shortly before his death. Now that I
had come of age my mother thought
that I should mtrke my cousin's ac
quaintance and If the match were not
disagreeable to me or to her we should
fulfill the wish expressed in my fa
Since I was fancy free I made no ob
jection to the plan, especially not be
ing bound to marry my cousin unless
we were agreeable to each other. My
uncle, who was the oldest of the fam
ily of his generation, had inherited tho
paternal estate, but had not been able
to Increase It- Indeed, it had all melt
ed away except the homestead, which
was becoming dilapidated and of very
little intrinsic value. It was located
In a suburb of Rotterdam.
These things my mother told me be
fore my departure, giving me Instruc
tions how to find the family I was to
visit, and 1 started with a light heart.
I sailed in a vessel bound for the port
of Rotterdam and reached that city
late at night. I went ashore early the
TAKING TP THE NOTE, SHE POIOTED riltHT
next mornln and after brenl. fast took
u train for the suburb when- my un- 'o
lived. There I went to u hotel and
during the morning .started out iu qu"-:t
of my relatives.
On the way It occurred to me that I
might llnd them unprepared to receive
iue and that I would belter inform
them by note of my arrival and my
intended visit. I hr.d been bM thit
they were poor, nml it wus to be sup
posed that on receiving it visit fruni
a well to do relative they would wish
to cover up their poverty so far in
possible. At any rate, I coii.-hnled that
it would bu boori.-U to pouii' O up'jii
There were but. a few shops In tit
suburb; but, fortunately for me, i;i mn
of I hem stationery w;.s Kept, and I en
tered for the purpose of wiiii::' a m le.
A young iri was in chart ", but a she
Kpoke not a word of Ilngli-h and I ii"t
a word of Dutch I found it impossible
to toll her in words what I wanted.
I therefore resorted to flint laiitrua.e
to which all persons v. ho speak lif
feretit tongues ie-ol t ptintoiiiiiue. See
ing writing paper ami envelope-! In
glas case, I pointed to them. The j
took out nome of the paper urnl pin It
age of envelopes, from which I drew
one sheet mid one envelope. Tbeii I
looked iiliut for a table on which to
write. There wm none in the t-li- p,
but the oountejr served my purpo-e,
and, taklnK positkiu before it. I -n!ld
for pen and ink by running my rNf
over the paper es though I was writ
ing, looking at the girl at the hfu.ie
She understood me perfectly and
Fmlld n she turned to get me a pen
and an ink well. I thought her smile
very attractive. She laugher with her
eyes as well as her Hps, nnd a dimple
appeared in eri'h cheek. Her hair w:n
of that licht hue peculiar fo nr.rtbet-i
races, an' her eyes were blue. She
was but a slip of a firl ii':d had not
filled out, but there was that about be
which Is Often charming In a ?ir! pas
ing from childhood to womanhood.
I wrote my note in Knglish, of course,
addressed It and looked in my ocket
book for tbe wherewithal fo buy a
postage stamp, leaving the noie mean
while on the counter. Tl.eu I made
signs to the girl that I would like t'
buy a Htamp. She looked at me curi
ously with her mild eyes, end I up-jM-'sed
did not niiler-.tanrl me. Tak
ing Up the n -le, .he pointed fir- r t
herself then out to the street, and I
understood that Fhe would rind mean-
to deliver the note. I concluded to
)e.';ve it v.ith her and put down a coin
to covtrr all expense. But hlie shook
her. Lead as much as to aay there win
no cha-gp Involved. Not being ab?
to urge the matter except by signs, I
lot it drop nr..l took my departure.
It did not occur to me till afternoon
that I h-ul gireu my relative no ad
dress. I cc'ild only account for the
omission from tbe fact that my attec
tion V.: 1 beett t a k en up wi ') tne little
creature in th sh ip w herv 1 had writ
ten the note. To rectify my error I
went there for the purpose of writing
another note to tell where I was to le
found. When 1 reached tbe shov nml
signified tint I wished f.T more paper
tbe girl hand"-.l me im envelope with
my add: ess on it. KviJcutly she hud
either delivered the note herself or ,
pent it by n messenger, and my rela
tives, not knowing where to send a
reply, had xent it to her, trusting to
my going back to her for n reply.
1 opened the envelope and read an
invitation to call that evening. How
ever, I found pantomiming with the
little shop girl sr pleasing u way of
passing the time that I was in no hur
ry to leave her. Perhaps if was exer
cisim; my inventive powers In making
myself understood. I told her that I
was from America and New York city
by simply vvrltinR the words In Tng
lish and pointing to myself. It did
not require n know'-de of tht Hng
lislt language for her to understand
what I had written, for these names
are the sniue or nenrly the same in all
languages. Then I showed her my
uncle's slgnnture and drew a family
tree, showlmr that be ami my father
vvero brothers. She took In all I had
to any, lxdng rather receptive than
communicative. After amusing ray
eelf in thin way as long as possible I
left her to get through the rest of the
afternoon as Ims( I could.
In the evening I called on my rela
tlvei. One ef my eouMus. a boy of
. .....1 ..a .am ml i-l ti i, TnrrlfuN N t
IVtt-IVfT, " H ' Blll'l.i juft -
achnol, and he nerved tolerably well
for an interpreter. At any rate It wns
easier communicating through htm
than by s!j.us. The evening wore
away without my cousin, whose in--rjualntnnce
I had cotue abroad to uiuk.
appearing. Itnnlly I asked for her.
, ...1.1 n,r bIia ! Irt.liun.tvrwl
1 niln lUIH Ollt. .,,..- - .
and bad gone to bed; when X come
again I should see her.
One thlnK Impressed me during my
visit that the fmnily was endeavor
ing to hide their poverty front me.
My uncle talked about the possessions
of the family, but I noticed that he
made no mention of the fact that they
had dwindled. My aunt suld that sh"
would invite me to dine with them,
but that her cook had recently left her.
She hoped to secure another within a
few days, when I would receive an In
The next day, having nothing to do.
1 went aguiii io i in? simp nuiu win- i j
I bad sent the note, making an exru f
to buy some more paper. I remained
for some timo chatting by pantomlm
villi the li lie Dut' h girl, then went t
my hotel ami wrote a letter to my
mothr. In the evening I went ng'il
to my nude's, but fulled a second
time to see the cousin whom my fa
ther desir.-d t tint I should marry. bi
this vidt my mint made an excuse for
not asking me to make tlie'r house my
home while itl Holland by Having that
in v cousin's indlspot-il ifui hurl devel
oped into n positive illness. I accepted
the excuse, but attributed the real reii
sou to poverty.
I remained iu Itottc'dim two cI;h
before my at. nt announced lo me that
my cousin h id n-'-overed mid on my
next cull she would see lue. 1 wad
not ef.ertally grail tied with the tin
ijouneciiiei.t. I b-i'l been maiing ex-
Cll-es lo eo flllllost cvelv rliiy IlllO t lie
sh ip Irtcn uliicb I had sent my hi-t
li. .U, ami. while I h:i'l I'ouml si;m lu
l.lcilo.te to explv-'.-i :-oIiie thines. olio
tiling it hail expressed i-ry readily I
had yielded s.; far to my Inclination
in lo Imprint a kiss on le r vihiiii; lips
I Ii:el S' ill'' oh done :-o I ;n
surely pn i.ed I .v o; i jem e. Manl ike
Vlitll the little shopi. il I 'Mis Iiot to be
considered. I left U -r lirmly resolved
riot to enter the s!o, ; j-n in
Tie ownliiL' I inllel on my
rel.Hivi and P v.as on thN oeci'.loit
tVil I v.ii.-i t '. that on m next vl .If.
I Nhoiid see my cnilt-lli. l:o h id bel li
loot; ijivl-i'.lc to me. When that
next xi-it rrjine about I made It In l
d; 'gruntied condition. I -.wis alternate
ly ashamed r.f myself for ImnIii' taken
a ki-s fr-.ni tlx- 1 1 T - sl.o.oclil and
: i I i-hei with bavin to make the
acijuainta tee of a (flri I had never Keen
nml whom I felt !u fomo meiiKiiro
bound to ni'irry provided rhn wan will-
ln to marry me.
My next vi-it v.ns very emb'trrns1nr
to my rcntivcs and very delipht f ul to ;'
rnr. My aunt was tbe only one of the
family In the room into which I was ,
ushered, at d she was imi'ii constrain-
(!. In a few momenta a door opened
and my cousin entered ,
She wns rny little shopgirl.
TlK d'-celt luid beL'Uii that th fact
of her occupation mlk'M br concealed
from me. fine t.p had led to another
till the flnal denouement heearrej nec
essary. I have only to mbl thnt I found n
ylr-hpng to my f;.t her's r"JUc-,f liy fiO
means Irksome, though sever;) I year
passer before I claimed my bride.
Nov. 17 in American
ISlfl- Philip William Otterbein. found
er of the Otterbcin Methodists,
die In Haltimore; born 171M.
ISfil ftobert f'harles Wlnt hrop. of pre,
man and a olleagur; of Webster,
died: l-orn isoit.
Walter (atred fivei l'apa, when 1
EToxv up rn.'iy I get married": l'apa
My son. I regret to hie you untMpnte
trouble so early In life. Chicago News.