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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1912.
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Monday, December 30, 1912.
There la Just one more day of it.
The average husband will regret to
learn that the 1913 gown buttons up
Mary Garden says she la constantly
on the lookout for a husband and
leap year almost gone.
A Iloston savant Bays 1313 will bi
the happiest year America ever knew.
Must be the high cost of living is
A Buffalo clergyman couldn't draw
a congregation. He announced a series
or la minute sermons. Now the
church la crowded.
Now comes a St Louis physician to
Bay that profanity Is a sign of civiliza
tion. If that is true Joe Canonon id !
the loading civilirer.
It Is to be hoDed that all reference;
to tfce Scotch suffragist who threw
her iiboe at a Judge, In court, has
been kept out of the Chicago papers,
, President-elect Wilson says the FU
'lptnon must be given their freedom,
in fulfillment of the democratic na
tional, platform pledge and in further
ance of the spirit of real American
ism. Plans are on foot to launch Uncle
Sam In the "back-lo-the-fann" move
ment In a very practical way. Con- i
gress will be asked to make a large I anybody, but it is Just as well to have
appropriation for the opening of bu- tbe country know how squarely Gov
reaus in the congested cities. These ! rnor WilHon stands for prosperity,
will be used for the purpose of secur- j "Also 'hat he has his feet on the
ing accurate Information concerning ground.' "
actual agricultural and industrial con-1 "The VVoodrow Wilson who has
ditlons in the various sections of the i stood "P to shake his fist in the face
.country and to direct to the most de- i
r.lrable point natives and immigrants
Uesirous of taking up farming, stock
raising, and the like.
IN THE 1IEMOCIU1IC WAY.
Tht) field of prospective candidates, Vr Woodrow Wilson than he Imagined
for the democratic nomination fori himself to be. A man's courage sud
speaker of the Illinois house of repre jdenly demonstrated in trying emer
enUtives is '.arge. at least 12 mem-j Rf!U ies- oflen astonishes himself,
bers being more or less iu the run- "In carrtng out progressive meas
ning for the houor ! nreB Vv'lBon needs the sentiment of
Among the many mentioned iu thisi' wll,;le l"n!r' "Hy h'nd bira,
couMUon are William Dickman of 'j for h w,n have t0 fiellt the bl Pow"
Edwardavill... Martin J nillnn ,.f r.. ! ers of nls own PRrty On some issues.
lena, A. M. Foster of Rushville. Tho-
mas N. Gorman of Peoria. William A.
Hubbard of rarrollton. John Huston
of Blandinsville. Charles A. Karch of
Bellirl l John I iM..hiin nt ihi.
cato Joh M Kaon of FnirfieVi Jo n
cago, John M. Rapp of Fairfield. Jomi
TS Cr orf Toca ndXe "oaW
Browne of OUkwa NC,U
Frotu such a field as this it oua-ht to
agreeable to all wings of the party.
Some members are quoted as de -
daring that they will not enter a cau-
Yet the caucus is thoroughly demo-
cratic and means majority rule.
om Wth an. cred1t t0 himself or any
When Congressman W. B. McKIn- advantage to the country br trying to
ley, who managed President Taft's outbid the Nebraska agitator."
campaign for renomlnatlon. was in' Tne Xew York Tlmes 8a8- reprov
Decatur Thursday he remarked: Ingly: "When Governor Wilson says
"Ypb. there Is one thing you caQ he knows that the machinery is in exls-
aav for me I tlitnk that Woodrow!
A'ilson is going to make a good presi
leat" It is plain that In making that
statement Mr. McKln'.ey reflected sen
Iment that prevails in Washington -
- is much was gathered from what he
lad to say further.
f It Is ths feeling In Washington cir-
:les that Woodrow Wilson Is a good
: leal of a capable man. that he Is big
nou&h for the great Job for which the
1 American people have selected him.
i The point is that republicans as
t well as democrats are saying this, now
. that the campaign Is out of the way
; and lie returns are counted. The on
. ly ones who seem to hang onto profes-
t atonal doubts are a few of the bull
mooas hrethern, the particular ones
who had themselves lined up for pro-
motion. They somehow feel they are
In conscience bouad to have a notion
, that none other than themselves can
f ever be expected to do anything worth
whi: for this country. Well, they
'- will have to get over It
NEW CHINA'S NEW YEAR.
Heretofore tha Chinese have cele
bratsd their New Yaax's day about
two weeks after the date recognized
throughout Christendom. This year
It is announced the Chinese will ob
serve Jan. 1 as thaMate of the begin-
ring of the new year. The overthrow ty being hit with an old shoe, so that
cf the Manchu dynasty and the estab- J it Is lost as natural as life." Chlcaje
Jisbateat ot m CWnese republic) hasUecord-I2ersid.
aent Us message around the world,
and Chinamen everywhere are hear
In commenting upon the change in
the calendar as observed this year
by the Chinese of St Louis, tha Re
public points out the fact that it is
characteristic of exi.es or expatriates'
to cling tenaciously to national tra
ditions and customs. They remem
ber how It was done at home. Mostly
too, their memories go back to the
vivid Impressions of youth, for the :
majority of people who seek fortune
in other lands do co while young, j
To the Chinaman who has remained j
in China the New Tear's 'observance j
and other festivals mean far less;
than they mean to the Chinaman ot
the same age who has come to the
new world. For the exile the occa
sion has the luster of idealism. To
the man at home it has become some
thing of a routine fact. So the exfe
celebrates with a patriotic fervor and
loyalty which may be wanting quite
In the disillusioned stay-at-home.
He is slow to forget the traditions.
The promptness, then, with which
the Chinese in America have aban
doned their o".d calendar, fete day
and adopted the New Year's of the
new Chinese republic is significant.
It shows beyond question "that they
are in close touch with affairs in
their native land and are In sympathy
with the revolt that has ended the
Manchu line. It shows the cogency
and broad sweep of modern Chinese
sentiment. It is a testimonial, pe
culiar and emphatic, to the Irre
sistible crusade of democracy.
The dim, mysterious, gray. old
China 'awakes to a newer day. Top
pled 1b the Manchu throne. The king
is -dead. Long live the republic. Thus
do 400.000.000 In the Orient greet 1913
And children of the middle kingdom
in many lands right loyally Join in the
CHEEKS AND SNEERS.
Says a special dispatch to tli Den
ver News from New York: Warm
praiBe and some icicles ia the edi
torial reply of the New York news
papers to President-elect Wilson's
warning to panic makers. Of the four
Scw York newspapers, the Herald.
Press, Times and Tribune, which eom-
ment on Wilson's "gibbett" speech,
,ne Pre88 18 wrn n admiration, while
the Hera'd asks: ' Have we in President-elect
Wilaon a new Jackson?"
"lira threat to hang 'as high as Ha
inan any man or men who may be
discovered plotting to cause a panic
hag a familiar ring.
"Governor Wilson is wholly right in
his statement that 'honor and lntegri-
I ty breei prosperity." His dictum that
J 'panic is merely a state o fmind,' has
fo,ind frequent, if not continuous verl-
"There may be no need for banging
f 8,0k market manipulators is not
tlie Wood row Wilson we thought
was In the campaign.
"He is a bigger and befer Woodrow
Wilson than the American people
knew in the contest for the presiden
cy. He niav even he a hijreer and he-
! Me 18 8'ng auoul setting me people
behi!ld hira in a way that w111 helP
I him to w,n- Yt wln or ,08e- ,f ne fo1"
j 1,,v'8 tnP 11ne "Pirated by his adiress
10 tho Panic makers he will leave a
,Tcord cf whicn ,he American people
' Tribune asks: "A
gibbe. for a man who would start
,,anlc? Xo- Governor Wilson. A gib -
or metaphorical U entire-
I ' u me presiaem-eieci
1 18 a s,ate8n'an. he will do something j
het er ,han x'e hansman's nooses. The j
iiju:iiij rvqi nes not punisnment or i
(the starter. of panics so much as the I
I prevention of the rtaxtirg of panics.
Bryau is a problem to the president-
But lie can not heln that nmh.
"v DUiU lUunv
ural) panics, we do not in the least
doubt his sincerity, but we think that
he is mistaken. .
"As for the suppositious gentlemen
1 t0 by Mr. Wilson, as capable
or attempting to create a panic,' ho
really ought not to find even a tem
porary lodgment in the mind of the
TKi Garman I and You.
It Is surprising when any one takes
the trouble to notice how many letters
begin with the pronoun "I." To Ger
maus this is egotistical, and their eti
quette in letter writing forbids It It
U probably on tbe same principle that
they write i (lch) always with a small
letter and you Sle with a capital, re
versing the English custom.
Ne Salf 6akar.
Indulgent Uncle The trouble with
you, Horace, la that yon have not
struck your proper vocation. You
haven't found yourself yet. Scape
grace Nephew Huh! You want me
to be a self seeker, do you. ancle?
How did tbe moving pictures, of the
wedding turn out?"
"Oh. splendidly. They caught the
bride when she was knocked Mniieleas
CADV MAK1 AT HOME.
Homemade candies and bonbons
have long been associated with the
holiday season, and particularly when
the children are home from school
does the desire come from them to
Proper utensils are quite necessary
for this. An aluminum or granite
saucepan holding about three quarts
is a good. size. A small flat brush for
washing down the sides of the kettle
or a stick, wrapped thickly at the end
with cheesecloth, a wooden spoon
when stirring Ib necessary, a
spatula (or bread knife), and a small
double boiler in which to melt the
cream or chocolate. A confectioner's
thermometer Is most desirable, al
i though if one makes candy often, and
has much practice, the syrup can be
tested with the thumb and forefinger,
or the cold water test. Cream of tar
tar or ace:ic arid is used in the creams
to break up the grain of the sugar
and add to the smoothness. If the
creams are for immediate use con
fectioner's sugar may be used wi"h
the whl'e of an egg, bit the real
French "bonbon cream" is boiled.
More than 15,000 iron molders in
the United S'ates will begin work af
ter Jan. 1 with the knowledge that
they will receive 5 , per cent higher
wages. This increase was granted
by the Stove Founders' National De
fense association. It was a peaceful
settlement, and the weekly letter of
the American Federation of Labor
calls attention to it as follows:
"This is a trade union victory,
achieved by trade union methods, back
ed by trade union ability and business
Up to about 20 years ago the stove
molders had many strikes. Then the
Stove Founders' National Defense as
sociation waf formed. A mee'ing of
employers and union officials is held
each year and the wage scale for the
following 1 months is agreed to. Since
this plan of making contracts was
adopted there has not been a strike
in any stove foundry ccu'rolled by the
employers in the association. It is the
plan indorsed by the American Federa-! report to congress as speedily as pos
tion of Labor and of which the weekly sible with such recommendation as
letter speaks so strongly. It is the ! said commission may think proper to
trade union way cf doing things, ac
cording to President Gompers. as op
posed to the methods of the socialists.
The newspapers have received many
inquiries from labor officials as to the
duties of the commission on industrial
relations provided for by congress.
The American Fcdeia'iou of Labor
has issued a statement of what the
commission is instructed to do and it
is here given as an answer to all in
quirers: "The commission is d'rected to in-
! quire into 'he general condition of la-
I or ln the Principal industr.es or the
United States, including agriculture,
i and especially in those which are car-
I n in corporate forms; into exist-
! iD relations be' ween employers and
j -ploy-; into the effect of industrial
NEW BISHOP FOR
Bishop Edward Hmn'M
Right Rev. Edward J. Hanna has
Just been appointed auxiliary bishop
of the diocese of San Francisco. He
was given a most cordial reception
on his arrival in the Golden state a
few days ago to take up his duties.
Bishop Hanna was bom ln Roches-
ter, X. Y., and is 62 years old. At the
j age of 25 he was ordained a priest
ana for the following two years
taught ln Rome. He was educated
there and In England and Germany.
Since 1893 he has been professor of
theology is St. Bernard's seminary at
Note All measurements level, un
less otherwise stated.
Material Maple sugar, one pound;
light brown sugar, one cup: water,
one cup; English walnuts (chopped),
one cup: figs, one cup: whites of eggs,
three; almond flavoring, one-half tea
spoonful. Utensils Granite stew pan. scales,
measuring cup, measuring spoon,
bowl, egg beater, food chopper, wood
en spoon, paraffine paper.
Directions Put the sugar (maple
and brown) into the stew pan with
the water and boil until the syrup
spins a heavy thread between the
thumb an& forefinger. Have the eggs
beaten very stiff and then, very grad
ually, add the syrup to the eggs, beat
ing well all the time. When this -mix
ture begins to stiffen add all the re
maining ingredients and beat until it
will stand alone. Then drop by tea
spoonfuls on parafflne paper to hard
en. For the holiday candies the pre
served fruits, candied cherries and
pistachio nuts may be used, and a bit
ot the green nuts and red cherries?
placed on top before they harden.
Material Brown sugar, four cups;
butter, two tablespoonfuls; pecan
nuts, one-half pint; milk, one cup.
Utensils Saucepan, measuring cup,
Put sugar, milk and butter over the
fire. Stir until the sugar is dissolved,
boil until a soft ball is formed. Add
the nuts, broken, and begin to stir.
When it begins to thicken when drop
ped in cold water turn quickly into
greased shallow pans and cool. Spread
thin and cut into Equares or oblongs.
conditions on public welfare, and into
the rights and powers of the commu
nity to deal therewith; Into the con
ditions of sanitation and safety of em
ployes and the provisions for protect
ing life, limb and health of the em
ployes; into the growth of associa
tions of employers and of wage eanr
ers, and the effect of such associations
upon the relations between employers
and employes; into the extent and re
sults of methods of collective bargain
ing; Into any methods which have
been tried In any state or In foreign
countries for maintaining mutually L
satisfactory relations between employ
ers and employes; in?o the methods
of avoiding or adjusting labor dis
putes through peaceful and concilia
tory mediation and 'negotiations; Into
the scope, methods and resources of
existing bureaus of labor and into
possible ways of increasing their use
fulness; into the question of smug
gling or other illegal entry of Asiatics
into the Uniited States or its insular
possessions, and of the methods by
which such Asiatics have gained and
are gaining such admission and shall
prevent such smuggling and illegal en
try. The commission is further author
ized to seek to discover the underlying
causes of distatlsfac'ion in the indus
trial situation and report its conclu
It has become popular lately for
men seeking office in trade unions to
call themselves "progressives."' Lead
ers of the trade unions have not taken
much interest in the "progressives,"
as many of them say it is only a new
name for the socialists. The name so
cialists is said to not appeal to ihe
rank and file of tiade unions or to the
general public, and for that reason
they hide behind the name "progres
sive." A. J. Gallagher of San Francisco,
who made a fight in the Rochester
convention of the American Federation
jf Iabor to have the McNulty fac'ion
it the electricians unseated until the j
two factions came together, has given t
up his struggle for 'he Reid electri-'
cians. The Alameda county, Califor-
nia, central body, for which Gallagher j
was making his fight against the Mc- j
Nulty faction, has agreed to stand by I
the decision of the American Federa
tion of Labor by unsea ing the Reid
has restored the charter to the Ala- i
meda county central body.
The retail clerks of Kensington, j
Roseland and Pullman are having an
organization boom. H. C. Diehl, of
the Calumet Joint labor council, is aid
ing the clerks in their agitation.
An Important Man.
"Always boasting, eh?"
"Yes: everything connected with
him is always in the superlative. Even
when be had a cataract on his eye f
was a regular Niagara." Kansas City
Glllet-See here: Did you tell Rtidd
TJ been cheated ncain? Perry fKc: 1
merely said yon had made another of
your characteristic investments. Lon
A Realty Smart Mm.
"He always says the right thing at
the right time, doesn't he?"
"More than that. He always ke?pa
till at the right time." Houston Post.
Very Much Easier.
"Any man can make n fool of him
self." "True, but with ft woman's help it's
much easier " Boston Transcript.
Gladys I refused Fred two weeks
go, and be has been drinking heavily
since. Etbel-lsn't it about time be
i ' r w -v .t a r yi
Beating the Game.
"Yes. sir." smiled Mr. Tvte-Phlst.
who was in a reminiscent mood, j
"when I was a youngster they played i
that old trick on me. The other boys
got me out in the woods one dark 1
night to hunt snipe."
'And they told you to hold the sack j
while they went off and drove tha j
anlne Into it." sairl nn nf ttin listen-
"That's right. I stayed there blam
ed near all night, tot). But they didn't
get ahead of me. Just the same. I
beat 'em at their own game."
"How was that?"
'1 kept the sack, by gum!"
Flnrt Excited Railroad Official
Heard the news?
Second Same Thing Oh. not so bad.
Only five killed two of 'em braie
men. First But, my heavens, didn't you,
know that along with that vaudeville
baggage we were carrying Jungleo,
the $200,000 trained baboon. The
wreck drove him crazy, and the own
er's getting ready to suo the road for !
his full value. Puck.
"I'm afraid 1 don't love Henry any
more," said Mrs. Wiffer to her closest
friend, Mrs. Agnew.
"Oh, don't say that, my dear."
"I'm afraid it's true."
"Surely you are not thinking of a dl-
"Yes, 1 am, but when I reflect that
there is probably not another woman
ln the world who can make waffles
Just the way Henry likes them, 1
npven't the heart to divorce him."
SOMETHING TO APPRECIATE.
Bronson What are you going to
give your wife as a Christmas pres
ent this year?
going to give her
one evening in the week. I've resigned
my membership ln one or tne secret
, societies I belong to.
Can't Explain It.
There's something 'bout
A gtrly show
ThHt somehow makes
Us want to go.
Not a Holler.
in-. i . l m tl.l.fj.
bo sue b guut: iu mr uimeuua. i
"I should say so. I found that out i
when I tried to kiss her."
"But she hollered for help, didn't
"No. that was me you heard holler-
fn- hpin "
' The Usual Trick.
j "Are you going' to defend yourself
: against the charge of grafting?"
Not yet," replied the astute poli-
jtlclan, Hyer Rupp. 'J'm going to find
another system of graft that I don't
'care so much about and see if I cant
', must cut down some of our living ex
She I rave, dear I've withdrawn j
our subscription to the foreign mission
What He Thought.
The Teacher Why, Jimmy, Jimmy!
Have you forgotten your pencils again?
What would you think of a soldie
going to war without: a gun?
Jimmy I'd think he was an ofScer.
Mrs. Flubdub My husband goes out
every evening for a little constitu
tional. Does yours?
Mrs. Guzzler No; my husband al
ways keeps it in the house. Puck.
T am going to give my husband for
a present a handsome ebony cane with
a heavy sliver handle."
"That will show him you intend to
stick at nothing."
Th Average Man.
A foreign visitor la aD interview In
New York told the truth about the
"Your country." be said, "is made
up. like mine, of average men. The
he ridded, "is a man
above the average.
Her Amnesia By Marjorie Clough.
Copyrighted. 1911. Oy Asnoctated Uterar Bureau.
mere was trouble in the MarsfieiOi ,
! home. Bertha Marstield. fifteen years j
i old, had gone to bed the night before I
wuu a racing ueaancne. ana wuen uer
mother went Into her room the next j
morning Bertha looked up at her with
a singular expression on er iace aim
"Who are you?'
"What's the matter with you. Ber
tha? Has your headache passed?"
"I don't know who you arel" Ber
tha looked about her as though dazed.
She seemed trying to feuietnher her
surroundings, but could not. "Where
am I? Where was I yesterday?"
"Great heavens'." exclaimed her
mother, kneeling beside her and tak
ing the child In Her arms. "Are you
ill. dearie?" she asked in a frightened
"No, but 1 don't know how I came
here, and-1 don't know who you are.
I don't know anything."
The agonized mother hurried out of
the room, telephoned for the family
"HOW MUCH BETTER I FEEL.'
physician and then announced to the
family that something strange was the
matter with Bertha. The doctor was
asked to come at once. He did so and
was Immediately taken to the bedside
of the little girl. Though he had often
attended her. she had no remembrance
of him whatever.
It was plain that overnight Bertha
hud been uttacked with amnesia, or
loss of memory. How long It would
last, whether she would ever recover,
was uncertain. Her parents were stun
ned by the blow. Their daughter had
up to that day been a bright, attrac
tive girl just budding into womanhood.
Now suddenly hhe had become, as It
were, another being not another per
son, for lier bony remained the same.
But all the past fifteen years of her
life in whii-h she had been tenderly
cured for by her parents, all her love
for them, all her associations, had
been suddenly blotted out.
A parent is more likely to love a
crippled child than a perfect one, and.
although whatever affection was to lie
derived thereafter from Bertha must
grow aain, her father and mother lav
ished upon her still greater love than
before. For a lime they kept a close
watch over her, never (termitting her
to leave the house; but. since she
seemed iu other respects than loss of
memory perfectly well, they finally
gave her more liberty, and iu time she
was returned to school. She . was a
fairly good scholar, but did not take
the hih stand in her classes as before
An attachment had been in process
'I ,.r e. .....,.,;.... i. rt.,.tl... .. n,l i.,,,i
Drury. si youth of eighteen, who at the
time of her a miction had recently 'en-
j ter011 college. That they were great
j friends was known to their parents.
i though the hitter were not aware of
'any more serious feeling between
! them. Soon after Bertha's stroke Paul
! came home on a short visit, and the
! Marstiehb were anxious to know if
! "he had forgotten him as well as the
others. Ue caiue to see her ;ind re
ceived the first shock of hi life when
Bertha, passing through a room where
he was. failed to recognize him.
Paul when he next went home on
vacation received another disappoint
ment, hearing that Bertha had re
placed the intimacy that had existed
between them. A young man of twen
ty. George Atwood. was known to be
with her a great deal. Since Bertha
was now slxteeu years -Old it was to
be Inferred that these attentions came
from a man to a woman rather than
from a boy 1 a girl. This naturally
added to Paul's disappointment.
For a short time after Bertha's loss
of memory she was told of the rela
tionship that had existed he t ween her
and various persons, but it was found
better to cease giving her such infor
mation, though all those who had' pre
viously been intimate with her were r
aware of ber condition. She was not
told of tbe boy and girl attachment
thaX had existed between her and Paul
Drury, and whenever they met she
passed him without recognition. Being
a young man of deep feeling and withal
now conscious of bis love for the
Bertha that bad been, these meetings
were inexpressibly painful to him.
The affair "between Atwood and
Bertha progressed and, when Bertha
reached her nineteenth year, came to
J a oeed. Atwood for a time had not
j ben told that Bertha had br.d another
j identity. When he was iuformed of
tbe Tact be wtts much troubled ana at
tempted to withdraw
j mr.cy with ber. But be foTTad It iai
. . . .
louth is reckless and prone
yiwiu.e'. iuuiu s iciuitw uu inum
i to take upon itself prospective troubles
n n n
an OInr '-,., rvOUid SUun. Feeling
lnat ,ife wittu,nt the plr ue loved
wonld miuonnal,ie, he .resigued him-
BeIf t0 ncfVpt with ber whatever the
futUre might bring forth.
nerlba's parents were bitterly op-
posed to their daughter's marriage with
any one. They considered that she
was liable at any time to recover her
former identity, and if such a change
should occur it would be Infinitely bet
ter that she should be at home and un-
der their care. They dreaded lest this
chauge might come while she happen
ed to be among strangers and might
be attended with unfortunate conse
quences. Bertha felt they were right
about this, and her own Judgment told
her It would be far better for her to "
remain under the care of her mother
than to run the risks attending the
establishment of a home of ber own.
She therefore told her lover that she
had decided to remain with her par
ents. Atwood for a time endeavored to ac
quiesce iu the decision, but the wish
being father to the thought after think
ing the matter over, he came to the
conclusion that if Bertha as his wife
should return to her former self she
could get used to her husband and
children as she had done in the case
(4 her father's family. He returned to
pressing his suit and finally persuaded
Bertha to marry him. But her consent
was given only If backed by that of
her parents. It required a great deal
of time to obtain this consent, and
when finally Mr. and Mrs. Mars field
yielded it was rather a permission than
& conversion, and only on condition
thnt the engagement should be a Ions
Mrs. Marsfield succeeded in prolong
ing the betrothal despite the fact that
Atwood made several attempts to have
a wedding day set. Bertha was twenty-one
years of age nud had not yet
I been married when site was attacked
by a fever. She . gew worse every
day till the diseased culminated, and tho
doctor said one evening that she would
not live till morning. But during the
night there came a change for the bet
ter, and she fell Into a light slumber.
From this she awoke at dawn while
'her mother was bonding over her.
"Oh. mamma," she said in a faint
voice, "how much better I feel!"
Her mother caressed and encouraged
her and sent a nurse to tell the others
that Bertha showed signs of great
improvement, then turned again to the
"Mamma." said Bertha, "has Faul
been here to ask for me since I have
In a moment It flashed through the
mother's mind that the first Bertha had
returned, the second well, she did not
know what would become of the sec
ond. "Paul?" she said to gain time.
"Yes. I know he was away at col
lege when I was taken 111. But surely
lie has sent to learn as to my condi
tion." ' Paul Drury had been graduated not
ouly from college, but from a law
school and had Just been admitted to
Mrs. Marsfield saw at once that this
return to a previous existence must not
be broken to the invalid in her present
condition. She said that Paul Drury
had sent frequent inquiries as to Ber
tha's condition, and. giving the nurse
instructions not to talk with the pa
tient till her return, slipped away to
apprise the household of the transfor
mation. The matter of informing Bertha as
to her loss of and return to her mem
ory of the past was put off as long as
possible, but when she saw one of her
sisters, who had been a child, grown
to a woman, an explanation must'
be iven. When George Atwood heard
that Bertha had returned to her for
mer identity anil that her first act was
to ask for Paul Drury he determined
after a struggle that it would be best
for himself and nil others concerned,
that lie should not see her again.,
Later he willed for South America,
where a business opening presented
itself, and In- never returned.
The meeting between Paul Drury
and Bertha uas a singular one. Panlj
had often seen her anil she had seen ,
blm. hut not to rememlier him as her;
youthful lovr. She found It difficult
to connect the man of twenty-threw
with the lxi.v of eighteen. But the
germs of a former love were not dead.:
' As Mrs. Marstield had not told her
daughter after her loss of memory of
her first lover, so after her recovery
she refrained from telling her of the
George Atwood was not resign'ng the
girl lie loved. That girl had been a
twin, who was deed. or. rather, a con
tinuance for a few years of a new ex
istence In the same IhhI.v as Ihe .for
mer. It was like loving one who had
been born into the world at fifteen
and passed away without going
through the death process after an ex
istence of half a Jozrn years.
Paul Drury and Bertha were mar
ried. Paul was assured by tbe doc
tors that his wife was not especially
ialiie to an experience similar to the
irst. but he never felt sure that ah
Dec. 30 in American
1S51 Louis Kossuth, the Hungarian,
patriot, exile and former dictator,
visited Washington on Invitation of
the United States congress.
18G2 General N. B. Forrest's Confed
erate cavalry was intercepted and
defeated in action at Parker's Cross
road. Tenn: '
1603 The Iroquois theater burned ia
Chicago; CS3 lives lost.
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