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WEDNESDAY, MAY SI. l»t«.
THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE We Only Really Own Ouraelvea. I hare thought much about what and how ] should tell Par. He is not tha man to let anyon* Interfere in hla business unless he thinks that person has a right to do so. 1 im agined he, too, might have some feeling about lettiug any one see how quickly be recovered from this love of Mollis. Poor Pat, he has always seemed to fall In lov« with the wrong girl. Now if he can only see It in the right way, he has found a girl who will make him a wonderful devoted wife. Alice will make him super latively happy, if he will let her. If It were any other man than Pat 1 would use the argument that Alice was probably qulto as good as he, bat that would have no effect on Pat. He believes thoroughly in a double standard. Sometimes 1 think with Jim that nature mitde a mistake in not put ting some kind of a mark on out akins for every liti>e and big sin. Jint says, "If nil had to have a freckle for every sin of assorted alse on our faces for every ain of as sorted else that we committed, It would help things n lot, and I think would make the world better. Os course, some of us would have a dark brown skin to match the dark brown taste In our mouths the morn ing after, hut It would help us to distinguish the sheep from the goats, wouldn't It, Margie?" Jim always makes me laugh even when he Is most fantastic, and be tween you and me. little book. 1 don't think he is half as bad as be paints hlrfiself. Not being able to see the "re grets" that Pst has probably pinned to his aoul, I am not sure of how much sympathy he will have for ant one else, especially a woman and that woman the one he wants to make his wife. However. It Is not my way to shirk ? disagreeable duty, as you know, little book, so this morning i •ent him a note saying: "Dear Pat: I have been thinking much about ’my story' that you want me to write, and ! have thought of LITTLE STORIES FOR BEDTIME Jimmy Skunk Keeps His Word. <Copyright 1916, By T. W. Burgess.» By THORNTON W. BURGESS. Keep your word whate'er you do, Apd to your Inmost self he true. When Jimmy Skunk shouted down the hall of Johnny Chuck's old house to Peter Rabbit that he would come back at dark he was half joking. He did it» to make Peter uneasy and to worry him. The truth is Jimmv was no longer angry at all with Pe ter. He had quite recovered hi-, good mitiire and was very much in clined to laugh himself over Peter'* trick, which had sent him rolling down hill in a barrel and had given him the greatest shaking up he ever had had in his whole life. But he felt that It wouldn't do to let Peter off without some kind of punish ment and so he decided to frighten Peter a little. He knew that. Peter wouldn't dare come out during the daytime because of the Yellow- Jackets, whose home was Just In aide the doorway of that old house, and he knew- that Peter wouldn’t dare to face him for he would be afraid of being treated as Reddy Pox had been. So that Is why he told Peter that he was coming back at dark. He felt that If Peter was kept a prisoner In there for a while, all the time worrying about how he was to get out, he would bo very slow to try such a trick again. Aa Jimmy ambled away to look for some beetles he chuckled and chuckled and chuckled. "I guess that by this time Peter wishes he hadn't thought of that Joke on Red dy Fox and myself,” said he. "Per haps I'll go hack there tonight and perhaps I won’t. He won't know whether 1 do or not and he won’t dare come out.” Then he stopped and acratched Rls head thoughtfully. Then he sighed Then he scratched his head again and once more alghed. "I really don't want to go back there to night" he muttered, "but I guess HI have to. 1 said 1 would and so 111 have to do It. I believe In keep ing my word. If 1 shouldn’t and some day he should And It out he wouldn't believe me the next time I happened to say I would do a thing. Yes, sir, PH have to go back. There Is nothing like mak ing people believe that when you aay a thing you mean It. There is nothing like keeping your word to make people respect you." Being naturally rather lazy Jim my decided not to go any farther than the edge of the Old Orchard, which waa only a little way above Johnny Chuck's old house, where Peter was a prisoner. There Jimmy found a warm, sunny spot and curl ed up for a snap. In fact he spent all the day there. When Jolly, round, red Mr. Sun went to bed be hind the Purple Hills and the Black Shadows came trooping across the Green Meadows. Jimmy got up. yawned, chuckled, and then alowly ambled down to Johnny Chuck’s old house. A look at the footprints In the sand on the doorstep told him that Peter had not come out. Jim my »at down and waited until ft was quite dark. Then he poked his bead in at the doorwaj. The Yel low-jackets bad gone to bed for the ftlfbt. anew heroine and anew set of sit uations Perhaps you will think It Is more thrilling than the one 1 told you about. "Will you Come up at your earliest convenience and talk It over with me? Hlnoerely yours, "Margie Waverly." Pat called me up immediately on the telephone and said he would come up In the evening. I then told Alice what I had done. She dropped on her knees by the bed and groaned. "I'm afraid, dear Mrs. Waverly, I'm nfraid. Don’t do It tonight, wait until next week." "But, my dear, It la best to get it over.” "How are you going to tell him?” ”1 am going to put It In the form of a synopsis of a story that I pro pose to write for him. It will be very easy then to get his Idea of the woman in the case ” Poor little Alice gave a sob as 1 said "woman In the case." I reach ed out and patted her hand. "Courage, child, courage; if he puts his prejudice ahead of hla love ho is not worthy of you." "But, my dear Mrs. Waverly, I am not worthy of him," she whis pered. "Did yoti ever knowingly in your life hurt anyone or wrong anyone but yourself?" “Never." "Then you are worthy of any man. "You know, my dear." l raid, "my belief la that I have only one thing that Is my own—myself—one thing to keep or to throw away and the longer I lie here the more seated becomes the belief. Some day I, too, may decide that I am not of enough use to he kept to worry any one and then I shall—" "But, Mrs. Waverly, you are get ting better?” *'lf I am It Is so slowly that I can not see It." From some impulse that I could not understand 1 took up the tele phone and called Dick (To Be Continuedi m "Come out, Peter; I'm waiting for you," he called down the hall. “Come out. Peter, I'm waiting for you!” he called down the hall, and made his voice sound as angry as he could But Inside he was chuck ling. Then Jimmy Skunk calmlj turned ami went about his busi ness. He had kept his word. As for Peter Rabbit that had been one of the very worst days lie could recall. He had ached and smarted from the stings of the Yellow-Jack ets. he had worried all day about what would happen to him If he did meet Jimmy Skunk, and he was hungry. He had had Just a little bit of hope and this was that Jimmy Skunk wouldn’t come back when It grew dark. He had crept part way up the hall at the first hint of night, and stretched himself out to wait until he could be sure that those dreadful Yellow--Jackets had gone to sleep. He had Just about made up his mind that it was safe for him to scamper out when Jimmy Skunk's voice came down the hall to him. Poor Peter! The sound of that voice almost broke hla heart. "He has come hack. He’s kept bis w-ord,” he half sobbed as he once more went back to Johnny Chuck’s old bedroom. There he stayed nearly all the rest of the night, though his stom ach was so empty It ached. You know Peter Is a great eater. Just before It was time for Mr. Sun to rise, Peter ventured to dash out of Johnny Chuck’s old house. He got past the home of the Yellow- Jackets safely, for they were not yet awake. With hla heart In his mouth he sprang out of the doorway. Jim my Skunk wasn’t there. If Peter only had known It, he hadn’t been there sinoe he had called to him the last time. With a sigh of re lief Peter started for the dear, safe old Brier Patch, llpperty-llpperty lip, as fast as he could go. "I’ll never, never play another Joke," he said over and over again as he ran. Next story—Reddy Fox Bides and Broods. Previous to the national con ventions of the two parties were al ways composed of delegates equal Id number to the whole number of congressmen In the two bouses. Society §HS Mra. Walter Russel will entertain dinner guests In the Country club. Wednesday evening. - —tS)- Mr. and Mra. Benjamin F. Tobin have returned to their home In Groase Polnte from three weeks' stay In New York and Atlantic City. —(£y— Prince Paul Troubetskoy has re turned to Detroit for a few days’ stay in connection with an exhibition, of hla work now In the Museum of Art galleries. —\i> — The Alma Mater association of St. Mary’s academy, Windsor, will meet Thursday afternoon, June 1, In the academy. —<i> — Mra. Joseph Black, who baa been the guest of her mother. Mrs. Rufus Clnrk and other Detroit relatives and friendc, has returned to her home In Seattle, Wash. The Baroness von Kettler will en tertain the Garden club of Michigan. Friday afternoon, June 2, at her home In Groase Polnte. "Trees” will be the subject for discussion. Mr. E E. Gallogly will move this week from No. 124 Loth rop-ave., to No. 71 Boston-blvd. west, the home formerly owned by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mack, which Mr. Gallogly recently purchased. The engagement Is announced of Mias Mabel Jacobs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Jacobs, No. 52 Alfred st.. to Iyeslle H. Gumra, son of Mr. and Mrs. S A. Gumm, Ansonla apartments, the marriage to take place In the fall. ■—® — E. Ford la entertaining Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Scblotman, Miss Elizabeth Miller. Miss Mar jorie Mellish and Dr. Reginald (’. Kidner on a week's cruise on his yacht Galatea. Under the direction of Sam Hume, of Boston, the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts will present a Greek play In an open air theater on the estate of George G. Booth, Cran brook Farm, Bloomfield Hills, Mou day evening, June 28. —<s) De Witt Taylor and Miss Agnes, No. 25 Alfred-st., and Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Delano, the latter of New York, left Detroit Monday to motor to Madison, Conn., where Mr. Taylor 1 has a summer home. Mis Agnes Taylor, who Is visiting in New \ork, will join her father and aunt In Madison, about the middle of June. —&>— Instead of the regular meeting Sat urday evening, In G. A. R. hall, June 3. Sarah M. }V. Sterling tent, No. 3. Daughters of Veterans, will hold me morial services for the late Mrs. Bessie V. Redfield, see ret ary of the tent. Members of the O. A. R. Wo man's Relief corps, Sons of Veter ans and all other allied organiza tions are invited to attend. Hamper Funeral, Thursday. The funer*! of Walter R. Ham per, president of the Globe Tobacco Cos., who died Sundny night, will be held In Fentoo. Mich., his birth place. Thursday afternoon. Ser vices will also be held in the home of his nephew, Charles M. Hamper, No. 282 Uncoln-ave.. Thursday morning, at. 9:30 o'clock. The body will be shipped to the home of hla sister, Mrs. A. P. Chapin, Fenton, in the forenoon. Burial will be In Oakwood cemetery there. Mr. Ham ped had been a resident of Detroit 40 years. Young Gayly—Doctor, my liver Isn't working as It should. Doctor—Set It an example. Get a Job yourself. Bulletin No. 3. Why Not Face the Facts About Armor Competition? To the People: The policy of the United States Government for many years has made real competition in armor-making ineffective. The Government might have asked the three armor plants for bids and let the entire tonnage to the lowest bidder. That would have made competition ef fective. The result of such a course would have been to drive two of the three manu facturers out of business, and leave the country with faciiittes of only one plant in time of need. The Government in fact has always asked for bids from the three manufacturers, but no matter what the price quoted, each year's business was divided among them. Armor makers serve but one customer—the Government, just as a public utility serves but one customer—a community. The solution of the public utility problem is regulation of rates. The solution of the armor problem is for the Government to fix the price. We voluntarily agree to accept any price fixed by the Federal Trade Commission. Isn't acceptance of that offer better than the destruction of an industry built solely to sene the Government? Schwab. chairman Bethlehem Steel Company EUOENE G. GRACE, Praaldent. .DETROIT TIMES BRICK CO. HRS FINEJjISPUY Colonial Concern Opens New Offices In the Penobscot Building The Colonial Brick Cos.. In connec tion with Its new offices at No. 163 U Penobscot building, has Just com pleted one of the finest displays of brick work ever built. The walls and partitions of the office are built of brick, laid In mor tar, Just as they would be In the walls of any building. Os course, one object of the display !• to show the variety of brick available, but while more than 80 different kinds and colors are used, the effect la This Bank is Always Prepared to Make Loans on Well Located Improved Real Estate, at Not Exceeding 50% of a Conserva tive Valuation of Security Loaned on. It Makes No Other Loans. The United Savings Bank of Detroit Strictly a Savings Bank Send for Booklet, “Banking by Mail” Open Monday Evenings from 6 to 8 O’clock 204-206 Griswold Street 4% Paid on All Deposits 4% GRAND OPENING SALE REGULAR $250 Ojibway Lots $125 Vow that th* building of tha mammoth *t**l mills la under way and the ritv of oilbwav * assured. we are offering Investor* for the next 10 day a oDnortunlt tea t hat they will never have again in the history of OJlbvray of procuring beautifully locate lot* within a minutes ►roller Vtde s os the mill* at lesa than one-half the price of ,he 'ng property and one-third of the price asked by many in thla sec tion Tve purchased aome of our pr.-perf> before the mills were V}~ nounced; In fact, we only paid one-third for some of our what our competltora are paying today. Therefore, we can sell equall> well located lota at one-tnird of our competitors price and makf nmre than they will make. Until Monday, June the 12th Wo are aelllng beautifully located regular 1250 lota for only 1125, payable We Mwn' Vhre * n *libdlvViilona. l> heglnnlng but a few hundred feet from> Jh® henut'ful Detroit river, located on the car line anil running across th many arteries radiating from the Ojibway plant and "Mi na the wcU-known Matchell road, which Is one of the main thoroughfuiea running Into the United State* Steel Corporation e building*. To those who desire a location for home building or investment at prices very Httie above the cost of acreage, or In other words, from one third to one-half what adjoining property •" "‘’M B *Lf U ti,«s# Pl *4o us without delay. For maps plan- and specifications of these *-oo lo»s sold special for $126. call or address, an> day. Including Sunday. Bruce, Thomson & Cos. Main 3175. 409-410 Free Press Bid*. Cad. 7368. harmonious and extremely pleasing- Not only la a variety of brick dis played, but also the different meth ods of laying—English, Flemish, Dutch and American* bonds are shown, an well an many of the more unusual treatments. The floor of the display room proper is of tile, predominating in red. blended Into darker shades of brown. The entrance and hallway floors are of mastic In sol It e, anew flooring handled exclusively by thin company, consisting of a composi tion of rubber and asbestos. The floor of the sales office Is of red quarry tile. The Colonial Brick Cos. In compos ed of men of long and active expe rience In clay products, both In man ufacturing and nale. Harold W. Holmes, president of the company, was formerly general manager of the Puritan Brick Cos., and wan last year president of the National Asso ciation of Brick Manufacturers. Frederick C- Bolms, manager, was formorly sales manager oi the Puri tan Brick Cos., and Is recognised as one of the most experienced and capable brick salesmen In the coun try. Claude W. Filer, connected with the sales force, has had 15 years' experience with one of the l EXHIBITION | 1 OF NEW AND UNUSUAL PIECES OF I DUTCH I I SILVER S Rf E JUST RECEIVED FROM EUROPE is |g ON DISPLAY IN WOODWARD AVENUE WINDOWS. 9BESS A Point for You to consider is whether the time, thought and capita] now given over to your power-develop ing plant would not profit you more if applied directly and exclusively to the dividend-earning end of your business. We believe we can supply you with lower cost power than you are now producing your self, and, at the same time, relieve you abso lutely of all concern regarding your power problems. Let us send one of our engineers to talk the matter over with you. It would cost you nothing —and might prove very enlightening. The Detroit Edison Company MAIN 4300 Regarding YOUR SUMMER TRIP THOUSANDS how have spent their vacations in the east will go again this year. And those who have never been to Niagara, down the St. Lawrence, through Canada, to Boston, New York. Atlantic City, etc., have determined to go this year. The East and Canada are “in the air.” Indications have never been so marked and so early of a tremendous volume of resort traffic toward the Atlantic. And so the Grand Trunk Railway System, the tourist route through Canada and via Niagara Falla and the beautiful Lehigh Valley, desires to get in early touch with those who intend to take these trips, because we know we "have the goods” and can give you an outing, at moderate expense, over which you will be enthusiastic. Circle Tours Most Popular We want to speak especially of our circle tours —our great, popular Innovation by which you may go one route and return another, diversifying by rail and water, with free stop-over privileges. These please every time. At very moderate coat, say $35.75, you can go to Toronto, then Kingston, take a steamer through the Thousand Islands and the rapids of the St. Lawrence River to Montreal, thenco through New England to Boston, then steamer to New York, up through the picturesque l.ehlgh Valley, past Maunch Chunk. Watkins Glen Wilkes-Barre and Lake Seneca—the so-railed Switzerland of America—to Niagara Falls and back to Detroit. Niagara, New York and Virginia That is one of the most complete tours we have, and for $2.45 less—s 33.30 —you can go from Chi cago through cool Michigan to Detroit, thence Niagara Falls, then via the wonderfully pic turesque Lehigh Valley, through the Switzerland of America to New York, and after seeing the metropolis take the boat to Norfolk and come back through Virginia, White Sul phur Springs, through mountain scenery, (surpassed only bi H|lkjSUsH Toledo and return to IJhMH Detroit. Or. should wish n shorter, Ims expensive trip-- Low Fare New York and Boston “Circle Tours” Now on Sale brick plants in the famous Hocking Valley roglon. and la wall known to all uaera of building aupplloa In this territory. James A. Garfield was the first president that had made political speeches. I TANARUS:./ ■ ■ ■■an *1 * v-lIX I Becauq^CSrfißWfcj&l I Prompt and /Ec^S [ FASHRWfI V 'flEALffli WISE WOMk*r KNOW wwwa Millions of women wear this corsets worn it for years, mmH will wear no other*~| because No. 322 mb'! actly suits them. SELF-REDUCING 1 For avrafe full figure of medium height—there fore fits a majority of stout women: Coutil or batiste ) »0 aa Sims 22 to 36 j w No. 326 is same, bat for fig ure with heavier hipe—s3oo. All Good Stores Mai says for $17.50 —you can go via the Grand Trunk to Penctang on Georgian Bay, then by steamer to Parry Sound, by Parry Sound Yachting fleet to Rose Point, then Grand Trunk Railway again to Maple Lake, then a wonderful stage drive through the woods of the Canadian Highlands to Port Cockburn or beautiful Rosseau, thence by boat over the famous Mnskoka Lakes to Muskoka Wharf and home again via Toronto and the Grand Trunk. This last trip can be made in a week if necessarily hurried, and the entire cost of tickets, meals, berths and all expenses need not exceed $35.00, Fares and All Conditions Attractive But the main thing, the point we wish to emphasize is that the Grand Trunk out of Detroit is a great and popular tourist route. We rater to this business berause it is one of our principal summer revenue producers and we must make the fares an.l all conditions attractive. For that reason we are keen to Jay our propositions before you. it will really and honestly pay you to sen us before deciding on your route. We have the variety, there being 76 different trips in our circle tour* alone. The time to plan is now and with our co-operation. Comprehensive Guide Books Free We have published a complete assortment of illustrated guides quoting fares In detail. We urge you to get a set. R. McC. SMITH, C. P. A T. A. 118 Woodward Ave. Phone Main 5800 Brush St. Depot, Main 5320, Detroit tj Everybody wants THE TIMES* telegraph report* including the oth er evening papers