FEAR FOR NIAGARA
IMMENSE VOLUME OF WATER
DIVERTED FROM FALLS.
Commercial Enterprises are Making
Heavy Drains on This t-at.ious Show
Place—Its Tremendcjs Electrical
Power the Inducement.
Niagara Falls, August 7:—The
•olume of water being diverted
trom the historic Niagara Falls is
reaching such proportions that the
people of the State are trying to pass
laws which will prevent the possibil
ity of a practical wiping out of this
sublime natural spectacle.
Water sufficient to develop nearly
five hundred thousand horse-power
^continuously, twenty-four hours per
day, for Industrial purposes, is now
being taken from the river above the
Fails, and further developments re
quiring more water are contemplated.
Probably the largest user of the
electricity produced by the waters of
the mighty river is the concern which
toy the five or six thousand degree
heat of the electric furnace brings
.-.lime and coke into unwilling union,
•. thereby producing what Is known as
Dry calcium carbide is lifeless as
so much broken rock, but in contact
with water It springs Into activity and
begets abundantly the gas Acetylene.
The light resulting from the ignition
of acetylene is the nearest approach
to sunlight known.
These facts, though of compara
lively recent discovery, were soon
seized by men with an eye to the com
mercial possibilities and to-day cal
cium carbide is being shipped every
where and used for dispelling dark
^iHeas in buildings of all descriptions,
from the ordinary barn of the farmer
to the country villa of the wealthy, as
well as for lighting the streets of a
large number of towns. Acetylene
can be easily and cheaply installed,
And the manufacture and sale of
acetylene generators has become a
business of recognized standing, has
assumed large proportions and is
•LI HUNG CHANG'S TREES,'
Those He Planted at Grant's Tomb In
1897 Did Not Thrive.
The trees planted on the lawn at the
.north side of Grant's tomb in May,
jftSlftr, by Li Hung Chang have not
•^thrived as they should. Ever since the
"•trees were planted the souvenir hunt
••rs have been plucking twigs from
them, preventing their growth to a
•treat degree. It is no uncommon thing
to see a couple of women approach the
vtises#glance furtively around and then
iinatch twigs from the trees and put
them quickly out of sight. It has al
ways been expected that the park de
partment, which controls the surround
ings of the tomb, would place a railing
ArOOnd the trees, but it has never been
done. When Gen. Grant planted trees
at Toklo, Japan, not only where they
protected by a railing, but a guard of
soldiers was kept constantly on duty
Around them.—New York Sun.
BERRIES FOR RHEUMATISM
Despite the Tradition, Some Say That
They Are Curative.
That "strawberries are Injurious to
rheumatic persons" Is as old a tradi
tion as that tomatoes (love apples)
are conducive to love- But against
science no tradition is safe. It la now
asserted that strawberries are really
the "real thing" in food for rheumat
ics.1 Linnaeus, it is said, kept himself
free from rheumatism by eating straw
berries. Fontenelll, another naturalist,
attributed his longevity to strawber
ries. He resorted to them as a medi
cine and would frequently say: "If I
can but reach the season of strawber
Borheave is said to have classed the
strawberry with the principal red fruit
remedies, containing iron as well as
phosphorous, salt, sulphur and sugar.
It has long been a tradition that the
ehlef demand for horse chestnuts has
come from persons who believe in
their efficacy as a cure for rheumatism,
or at least a palliative in rheumatic
affections. Strawberries have hereto
fore been barred, but if they now have
all the merits claimed for them, or
Indeed any of the merits, the bars will
be down and stay down permanently.
Shows He Knew What Food to Stick
Forwarding a photo of a splendidly
handsome and healthy young boy, a
happy mother writes from an Ohio
"The enclosed picture shows my 4
year-old Grape-Nuts boy.
"Since he was two years old he has
eaten nothing but Grape-Nuts. He!
demands and gets this fod three
times a day. This may seem rather:
unusual, but he does not care for any-,
thing else after he has eaten Bis
drape-Nuts, which he uses with milk
or cream, and then be is through with
his meal. Even on Thanksgiving day
he refused turkey and all the good
things that make up that great din
iter, and ate his dish of Grape-Nuts
and cream with the best results and
none of the evils that the other fool
(sh members of the family expert
"He is never sick, has a beautiful!
Oomplexlon, ahd is considered a very
handBome boy. May the Postum Com
pany prosper and long continue to fur
nish the'r wholesome food?" Name
given by Postum Co., Battle Creek,'
"There's a reason. Read the little
book, "The Road to Wallvllle, In ev-'
of St. Giles
Then there was much delay ere
Clarence was able to rouse the old
man without rousing tho occupants of
the neighboring cabins.
But at last he was able to see and
speak with the old fisherman private
ly, who no sooner recognised the
savior of his life than he offered to do
anything that Clarence might desire—
except go to Dun Aengus.
Clarence, however, did not desire
the old man's company, but to engage
him to take Helen and himself to Gal
way on the next morning, or to hold
his boat in readiness for the use of the
lovers for a day or two, in case they
did not before that time present them
selves at KUronan.
To this the fisherman williDgly
agreed, and also pledged Ins word not
to reveal to any one aught of what
Clarence had found it necessary to
The old man's statement that a
Icing's officer was stationed at Kil
leany made Clarence very cautious,
for he feared that a narrative of his
escape and reward for his capture,
with a description of his person and
the route of his supposed flight, might
be in possession of the king's officer.
He did not know that Lord Geniis
had never seen him, and that he was
in no danger of rearrest and his chief
desire at present was to rescue Helen
from Dun Aengus and make her his
wife as soon as possible.
"I may return in a few hours," ho
had said to the old fisherman "so
have your boat ready for the trip, at
the cove just east of the village. I am
quite sure I shall be there with my
friend"—he had not told the old man
that his friend was a young lady—"by
an hour after sunrise, if you do not
see us on the beach by noon, return
to your home, and expect us to arouse
you between to-morrow's midnight and
the dawn of the next day."
With this understanding Clarence
returned to Dun Aengus and entered
His first care was to look into that
room ip which he had left Lord Gen
iis and Martha.
The lamp on the table was burning
dimly, yet he was able to see the po
sition of those in the room. Every
thing was as Sosla left it. No smell of
the recently burned pastilles greeted
the nostrils of Clarence. He suspect
ed nothing of the truth. The breath
ing of the two sleepers wa3 heavy,
deep and regular.
"They sleep well. It Is an hour
when sleep Is most profound," mut
tered Clarence. "If we make haste,
Helen and I will be safe out of Dun
Aengus ruins within half an hour—it
in fully that time before dawn. But
these may awake. I will make sure
that they shall sleep for two or three
hours, for the woman seems restless."
Indeed Martha began to stir and was
about to wake up.
The former pupil of the sorcerer had
pastilles similar to tjiose Sosia hatt
used. He took them from a broad
mouthed vial and tossed two 6f them
into the room.
One fell upon the carpet and did
not light, the other upon the table, and
burst noiselessly into a flame.
The sorcerer, watching from the
darkness, and able to note the move
ments of Claronce by the dim light
tliat streamed upward through the
opening, grinned and said to himself
"A few more of those sleep pastilles
will put them into a sleep from which
they will never awake on earth!"
Clarence now took a bit of candle
from his bosom, lighted it, looked
abolit till he: found a few. loose boards,
and these he placed over the opening.
"They will not awake for two hours
at least, he thought "and by that time
Helen etnd I shall be, I hope, far on
our way to Galway."
He now moved rapidly but deliber
ately through the rambling mansion
till he arrived at the trap door in the
The sorcerer, watching him from a
distance saw him lift the trap door,
enter the recess below it and close
the trap door after him.
"Now be is descending the spiral
stone stairway," thought Sosia. "He
goes to the trap like a decoyed fox!
I shall be near the iron door of the
dungeon before he enters it."
The next Instant saw the sorcerer
touch a spring which opened a secret
door near him. and through this open
ing he glided to a passage which end
ed just at the iron door of the dun
geon—its termination no concealed as
the door of the dungeon was swung
back into that passage into which Clar
enco was going so unsuspiciously.
The Sorcerer Entraps 'Clarence
Clarence Darrell, after closing the
trap door, took up the lamp which he
had left burning upon one of the steps
of the spiral stone stairway, and con
tinued his descent until he arrived at
the long and narrow passage which
led to the dungeon.
This passage was straight, and
though narrow, quite wide enough to
permit a tall man to walk erect in it.
When on the preceding day, Clar
ence first entered this passage, he had
come out of the dungeon toward the
trap door 3talrway by forcing outward
V. By PROF. WILLIAM H. PECK.
the great iron door, which at that time
was closed, but not bolted, or he could
never have opened it. The resistance
to his advance at that time was caused
by the firmness of the rust, which held
the door closed.
When Clarence forced the door back
upon its hinges it had hidden a smaller
iron door, which opened into that
smaller passage by means of which
Sosia arrived behind the door of the
dungeon before Clarence entered tho
Clarence came on through the other
passage, unaware that the door of the
dungeon concealed the door of anoth
er passage. He had never looked be
hind the iron door, nor did he imagine
that anything more than solid wall was
Holding his lamp a little elevated
to guide his steps, he passed the iron
door and entered the dungeon.
Sosia, h'dden by the open door, and
peering into the dungeon through a
crevice between the hinges, was able
to watch the movements of liis*in
Clarence walked across the dungeon
I fioor, going straight and without pause
toward the entrance of that passage
which led to where he had left Helen
The spot was diagonally opposite
to where Sosia lurked. The sorcerer
could see every movement that Clar
Suddenly Clarence halted, recoiled
a pace, and exclaimed
"Great heaven! what is this?"
He had just perceived the atone
He wheeled about, his face pale,
surprised and full of dismay, and at
the same Instant Sosia hurled himself
against the outer side of the iron door.
Well oiled and cunningly prepared
for this sudden violence, the door
swept swiftly around upon its hinges
and clashed loudly as It closed, and
Clarence received a severe shock as he
hurled his weight against it.
"Oh!" he gasped, "this is not
chance! This is a trap! I am lost!"
As he spoke thus he heard the clang
and clash of bolts and bars on the
other side of the door.
"Ho, there!" shouted Clarence. "To
whom do I owe this? Speak!"
But he waited in vain for a reply to
Turning his eyes toward his lamp,
which lay upon its side where he had
dropped it, b£ saw that it was about to
go out. He hurried to it, picked it up,
and advanced again to the stone door.
He examined this in vain to find
some means of moving it. His fiercest
lunges against it would not ven jar
this solid door. Its surface, hewn and
smooth, presented no place large
enough to permit him to insert even a
finger nail. How far it extended on
either side into the sides of the pas
sage it blocked he could not judge.
But between its to pand that of the
passage as a space more than a foot
in length and about four iqches wide.
This space was about on a1 level with
Clarence's waist as he stood erect.
He knelt and 3houted into this open
He had scarcely any hope to hear
her reply or any reply more than
what came back to him—the hollow
echoing, through the passage and in
the cave beyond, of his own voice.
"She is not there ,or she would re
ply," he muttered. "Some one has
carried her off. Some one has entrap
ped me. Who?"
There was a legend of which he had
heard in Kilronan. It had been told
him by the'old fisherman, a few hours
before a legend which said that once
a beautiful peasant girl, to put to
scorn the superstitious fears of ner
comrades, had ventured to visit the
ruins of Dun Aengus alone, and at
night and that she had never been
seen nor heard of again that the spir
it of the mist had'seized her that her
lover had on the next day ventured in
search of her, and that he had never
been seen nor heard of after.
Clarence Darrell, however, was of
too strong a mind to believe that oth
er than mortal hands had shared in
thu3 entrapping him.
Receiving no reply to his shouts, he
thrust his hand and arm through the
This only enabled him to detect that
the stone door was nearl ya foot thick.
So far as his* extended fingers could
grope about on the other* side of the
impas33&le obstacle, they felt only a
He arose from his examination of
this door and turned his face toward
the outer one.
The light of his lamp fell squarely
upon the inner surface of the iron
door, and he now perceived, what he
had not seen before, a hole near the
center of the door, about two inches
The door was of solid iron, about an
Inch tMck, and through that hole,
shining bright in the rays of the lamp,
Clarence saw peering a human eye.
It w^s the eye of the sorcerer, glar-.
ins with devilish exultation.
But Clarence was unable, of course,
to recognize this eye as one flhat he
had ever seen. Yet he knew instantly
that it was the eye of a man or a wom
an, and hi3 thoughts went toward Lord
Geniis and Martha Bashfort.
He did not yet suspect that the sor
cerer was alive. He believed that, be
sides himself and Helen, only two liv
ing persons were at or near Dun Aen
"It is possible," he thought, "that
those two have in some way outwitted
me, and .preparad this trap for ma
while I wat away. They may have dis
covered Helen discovered how to
block the passage how to entrap me.
Come,' he added aloud, gazing stead
ily at the eye, and not more than ten
feet from it, "l see you. Speak! To
whom do I o^e this? That eye be
longs to Lord Geniis, or to Martha
Bashfort, does it not?"
The owner of the eye made no reply.
The malicious sorcerer was silently
enjoying the success of his wily trap.
'"It is glorious!" said Sosia to him
self, as he pressed his face against
the outer side of the iron door, and
riiboed his paims together. How pale
will-. despair he is! Oh, this is a rich,
a superb vengeance! He still does not
suspect whos? work it is. But what, is
he doing now? Praying! Bah! much
good praying will do him in there!"
At this moment Clarerce did seem
to be praying, for he was upon his
knees, with his back toward the sor
cerer. He was not praying, however,
but noislessiy cocking a pistol.
Su'ddenly he wheeled about wiLh the
quickness of lightning, and fired at
thi eye. The bullet whistled through
the hole and through the hair of the
sorcerer, who saved his life by duck
ing his head the Instant the flintlock
struck flame in the pistol pan. The
sorcerer ducked not the hundredth
part of a second too soon, for the
bullet not only whistled through his
hair, but cut his scalp and gave him a
tap on his skull, so that he fell in a
heap as if cut down by a bludgeon.
He was insensible for a moment, and
while so uttered a dismal groan.
"So much for you, whoever you are,"
cried Clarence, triumphantly, tor he
heard the fall and the groan, and had
no doubt that his bullet had pierced a
human biain straight through that
eye. "Sosia taught me how to shoot."
he muttered, as he proceeded deliber
ately to reload his pistol. I would like
to know whether I have killed a man
or a womaa—whether it is Lord Gen
iis or Martha Bashfort. It must be
one or the other."
By this time the sorcerer's senses
had returned to him, and he scrambled
to hio feet, making quite a floundering
noise at first, ere his stunned wits
were in his rapped skull again.
"Ah!" muttered Clarence, again
turning his attention toward the iron
door. "He or she dies hard! So—ail
is still there now."
"What a fool I was not to jerk my
head to the left!" thought the sor
cerer. on the other side of the door,
and gingerly feeling his slashed scalp
then his infernal bullet would only
have whistled past my right ear, and
now I have had as narrow an escape as
ever I had in all my life! What a
ready rascal with the pistol he is! I
must be on my guard, for he never
misses his aim. He may be aiming
at the hole now. I must dampen his
courage a little. Still, I wish to see
him as he perceives the paper."
The paper to which these thoughts
of the sorcerer referred, was that leat
which he had torn from his tablet
bcok in Helen's presence, and 011
which he bad written with ink from a
little ink horn which he was never
This paper, only a few inches
square, was where he had placed it
just before he blocked the outer pas
sage with the stone door, and Clar
ence had not yet perceived it. It was
against the wall, just over the ring
bolt above the fragments of the ar
The sorcerer thrust a slender piece
of broken lath through the hole—a
piece he had used while preparing the
way for the easy swinging of the iron
door a few hours before The splinter,
as he held it, protruded several inches
into the dungeon, and in the direction
where he had last seen Clarence.
Clarence had not moved from where
he was when he had fired his pistol,
and the splinter pointed straight at
"Ah! what does this mean?" de
manded Clarence, perceiving the splin
ter, and now aware that some one was
alive yet out there.
(To Be Continued.)
Charms and Alarms-
The lecture at the Female Enlight
enment club that afternoon was "How
to Keep Our Husbands at Home at
"Cultivate for his enjoyment your
early musical tastes and accomplish
ments. Don't keep the piano closed
when he is home and needs the sooth
ing influence of music's charms." ad
monished the matronly speaker.
Sister Dorame—But that's why Mr
Doraire rushed off to his club early
every evening. He objects to what he
calls mv piano practice
One of the surprising features
throughout the campaign has been the
very short period of time that ships
have been away from the fighting line.
During the engagements many of the
Japanese ships received severe treat
ment but in most, cases the engineers
and mechanics on board succeeded in
carrying out an amount of renova
tion which will prove one of the most
striking circumstances of this great
Just Step This Way, Colonel.
At Bisbee I myself heard a man say
to Col. Greene "I'm broke. Let me
have a few hundred." And the col
onel's hand went into his pocket.
Again, in the same town, as the colonel
was about to board his car, a man said
to him: "I-want to get to Cananea
and I haven't a cent." Greene
took out a roll, tore off two of the
bills and handed them to the man,
looking neither at the money nor the
man.—Gllson Wlllets, la Leslie's
STATE BANKING LAW IS UPHELD.
Cashier Struble .Liable for .Alleged
In the case of State of South Da
kota, plaintiff in error, vs. G. L. Stru
ble, defendant in error, which has
been decided by the supreme court,
the validity of the state banking law
is upheld in every particular where it
Struble, as cashier of the Egah
State bank, on demand of the public
examiner, furnished that official with
a sworn statement of the condition of
the banlc at the close of business on
Sept. 0, 1903. The statement was al
leged to be false as to the true con
ditions, and suit was brought agam&t
Struble under the banking law, which
provides a penalty of a penitentiary
sentence of not less than one year
nor more than ten years for this of
Attorneys for Struble demurred to
the complaint on the ground of uncon
stitutionality of the statute, and the
demurrer was sustained by the trial
I judge. The public examiner brought
the case to the supreme court, which
[lias overruled the trial court.
I The main points raised in the de
murrer were that the legislature in
authorizing the public examiner to
provide a form of report to be re
quired had delegated its powers to an
individual that the law discriminates
between state and private banks, and
is special legislation, and that the
statement made to the examiner,
though false, did not make the cashier*
liable under the law, and it was not,
as required by law, certified to by not
less than two of the directors of the
The court holds in the first claim
that it vould be impossible for the
legislature to fix a set form of report
to meet all requirements, and that the
law confers upon the bank examiner
no powers which in any way encroach
upon legislative domain.
On the second point the claim of
discrimination is set aside by the
language of the statute, wherein ft
say3. "Where reference herein is
made to banks, bankers or banking
in any manner, the same shall be con
strued as applying to any corporation,
association, firm or individual so en
gaged in business as herein defined."
The contention that the report had
no force in its failing to receive the
signatures of the directors as required
is set aside as trivial, as the report
sworn to by Cashier Struble declared
it was a "true and correct statement
of the financial condition of said bank
at the close of business on Sept. 9,
1903: that the statement as made
gives the true and correct financial
standing of the bank, and that all
questions are truthfully answered."
The court holds on this "that the
fact that it (the report) is averred
to has been made in accordance with
the provisions of section 5211 is a
sufficient averrment that it was prop
erly verified and attested."
ARE TESTING GRAINS.
Federal Agriculturists to Try Experi
ments in South Dakota.
Prof. E. C. Chilcott, formerly of the
state agricultural college, now of the
government agricultural bureau, and
Dr. J. L. Briggs, also of the latter
department, accompanied by Prof. W.
A. Wheeler of the agricultural college
force, were in Pierre 'on matters con
nected with the work of the govern
ment in its experiments in drouth
resisting grains and grasses.
The particular work in which they
are engaged at the present is that
of establishing a chain of stations
across the country from Texas Lo the
British possessions, for the purpose of
making such tests. Stations have
been located, beginning at Amarillo,
Tex., and continuing through Western
Kansas and Nebraska. The next will
be placed in South Dakota, and then
in North Dakota.
Where it is practical, the govern
ment bureau works with the state sta
tions, and in the case of this state,
with the Highmore experiment sta
tion. In other cases they attempt to
work with experimental farmers, who
are willing to take up the work with
the government. In case this latter
arrangement, cannot be made, stations
under charge of a government agent
are established. The work in South
Dakota will be confined to the High
more station, and another station to
be established at some point between
here and the Black Hills.
PLAN NEW COURSE OF STUDY.
Committee Is Appointed by State Su
At the meeting of the county super
intendents of the state, early in the
summer, the state superintendent was
authorized to appoint a committee to
carry out the provisions of a resolu
tion of the convention to provide for
a revision of the course of study of
the state. He has selected as the
committee C. H. Lugg, Hutchinson
county E. E. Collins, Clay Olivia
Herron, Charles Mix J. F. OlandSr,
Brookings M. M. Ramer, Grant w!
F. Eddym, Brown, and M. A. Lange,
of the state educational department.
Supt. Nash recommends that this
committee meet at an early date and
select subcommittees to work with it
in planning a course of study. He
recommends that in the selection of
the subcommittees the interest of the
state university, the normal schools
and the high schools of the state be
Druggist Is Burned.
Sauk Center, Minn, Aug. 8.—Fire
occurred in the Hanson & Emerson
drug store and was caused by the ex
plosion of chemicals. Irving Emer
son was seriously burned. The store
stock was only slightly damaged.
A WOMAN'S ORDEAL
DREADS DOCTOR'S QUESTIONS
Thousands Write to Mrs.Plnkham, Lynn,
Mass., and Receive Valuable Advlca
Absolutely Confidential and Free
There can be no more terrible ordeal
to a delicate, sensitive, refined woman
than to be obliged to answer certain
questions in regard to her private ills,
even when those questions are asked
by her family physician, and many
continue to suffer rather than submit
to examinations which so many physi
cians propose in order to intelligently
treat the disease and this is the rea»:-.
son why so many physicians fail to
cure female disease.
This is also the reason why thousands
npon thousands of women are corre
sponding with Mrs. Pinkham, at Lynn,
Mass. To her they can confide every
detail of their illness, and from
her great knowledge, obtained from
years of experience in treating female
ills, Mrs. Pinkham can advise women
more wisely than the local physician.
Read how Mrs.. P'.nkham helped Mrs.
T. 0. Willadsen, of Manning, la. She
D«ar Mrs. Pinkham:—
I can truly Hay that ycm have saved my*
Ufa, and I cannot oxpreen my gratitude 1m
words. Before I wrote to you telling yoM
how I felt, I had doctored for over two yean
steady, and spent lots of money in medicines
besides, but it all failed to do me any good. I'
had female trouble and would daily have taints
ing spells, backache, bearing-down pains, and
my monthly periods were very irregular and
finally ceased. I wrote to you for your ad
vice and received a letter full of instructions
just what to do, and also commenceito -take
Lydia E. Pinki.ani's Vegetable Compound,
and I have been restored to perfect naait-i^,
Had it not been for you I would have been is
my grave to-day."
Mountains of proof establish the fact
that no medicine in the world equals
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com*
pound for restoring women's health.
The Man of Little Nerve Falls a Vio
tim to the Brush Boy
"I had thought to be free, but I am
again enslaved," said the man of little
"Lately," he explained, "I chE&uged
my barber shop and I had made up
my mind that under no circumstances
whatever, except maybe a little some
thing at Christmas, would I ever, ever
give a cent to the brush boy.
"It was a good barber, and I rose
from the chair pleased with him and
with myself and all the world—to see,
standing there back of the chair in
which had been so serenely sitting,
the shop's brush boy brushing my
hat. As stood there he brushed and
brushed it, and then he didn't hand It
to me, but carefully held it further
away, with one hand, while with the
other he proceeded to brush me.
"And too timid to seize my hat and
flee, I stood for it., and turned around
for him and let him brush, and—in
short, I fell.
"So now my fond dreams are over
and I am again enslaved to the brush
Sound as a Dollar.
Monticello, Minn., Aug. 7th.—Mr. J.
W. Moore of this place stands as a liv
ing proof of the fact that Bnght's Dis
ease, even In the last stages, may be
perfectly and permanently cured by
Dodd's Kidney Pills.
Mr. Moore says "In 1898 three
reputable physicians after a careful
examination told me that I would die
with Bright's Disease inside of a year.
My feet and ankles and legs were
badly swollen I could hardly stand
on my feet and had given up all hopes
of getting cured when a traveling
salesman told me that he himself had
been cured of Bright's ''Disease two
'He said he had taken to hla be4
ancf expected to die with it, but that
he had been cured by a remedy called
Dodd's Kidney Pills.
I commenced taking them at once
and I am thankful to say that they
saved my life. After a short treat
ment I was completely restored to
good health and I am now as sound as
GYMNASIUM OR AQUARIUM?
Natural Query as to Habitat of Ath
Mrs. MacLean was one of those
women who speak their mind at any
cost. She did it as a girl, continued
the habit as a young wife, and did not
give it up when she had daughters
who stood in need of advice.
One day she was visiting at her
son-in-law's house. The eldest girl
was about to be married, and Mrs.
MacLean felt it was necessary to
speak out to her daughter.
"Well, Jenny," she said, "I'd like
you to tell me what induced Anna to
fall in love with that young man I
saw last night for the first time."
"I think, mother," answered Jenny,
"that she was attracted to him at first
because he's such an athletic fellow,
and such a splendid swimmer."
"Athletic fellow! Splendid swim
mer!" repeated Mrs. MacLean, with
an angry snort. "Which doea sha pro
pose to keep him in after she'a man.
rled him—a gymnasium or aquarium?"
Many a woman has washed away
her matrimonial prospects with
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