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ry -s. I "UN? ' z EVENING LEBGER-PHILADELPaiA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBEB IS, 191 -wriitmi Za-J - - i fc. . B AT EVERY WOMAN WANTS TO KNOW THINGS THAT INTEREST MAID AND MATRON J ANT MAID'S OR" REWARDED WTH AS SUICIDE CHURCH FEELS WAR BURDEN German Methodists, Crushed Tinder Heavy Taxes, May Close Temples. NEW TOntv, Sept. 15.-A letter was re ceived hero from lilshop t. Nelson, direc tor of tlio work of the Methodist Epis copal Cliurcli, by tho Board of Forclrn Missions of that fnlth, stating that tho Gorman Methodist congregations are crushed under the heavy burdens Imposed 0 ft1 l,Pnn hrm by the war. O t OF V OF LaUra ! Tho cotigreKatlons are face to face with ' ' tho necessity of closing their churches Career Revealed in j """"""- " "?' Vccompanying Pre-1 CHICAGO MUNICIPAL 1! MARKET MANAGERS 'ted and brilliant young . life might well havo been j TQQTTT? "filWT" T NT the highest channels, has 1QQUD VJL I UlUl dcst of all circumstances dn tho great majority. Her j .raSted'afrortnUTell HoUSCwiveS Not tO Ex- Hl HM nTrngo forces, took placo In n street, London, last June. - Guthrie, or, as she called i Gray," frequently led tho gettCB on wild expeditions. 1st birthday, a couple of 5 lived with her widowed tho most comfortable cir- 1 Kensington. Highly cdu brllllant abilities, she de- ' lng for socialistic llterntute, i militant suffragette. Hut iwing letter and Its aecom- i I for "valor" was sent her, l's life was fairly normal, .s from the W. S. P. U. to the letter reads: In the Women's Army: i rvords can possibly express ' of the committee towards i other comrades who have rid With utter disregard of J the pain of tho hunger- the horrors of forcible prison, at tho prompting d loyalty to the cause you y love, and which Is the life to us all. I send you , i nil honor, and on behalf I ilttee of the W. S. P. V., I r valor in action, and my j h that you have not suf--rlously in health as the I ur heroic fight for prtn- j s, with all greetings. I MABEL TfKK. Coroner. Ingleby uddlo. his voice trembled with crno hcre was scaicely a drv ee , jm. He nervously lingered tho ; .tter. and then said: I anything be moro calculated to ' .he mind of a young girl such as njr this document and this travet.v ot u . icdal? After this she began to e.xa. gerateyher own importance. The weak mind pltabably gave way. She leaves her home, IvVr sister, her mother, for a gar ret In order to earn her own living and , probably Hevote herself to the cause Sij . Is next on he sta,e ns a pantomlne i-irl. and when a voung girl, brought up as she . was, starts to live the free and Indt denendent existence we hear so much nhnnt In Enirlrtad. men of the world know tho danger shtlrur.s. a danger of which I this girl unfortunately did not escape. "Next we flncl her in the company of men frcquentlne',rii'ht clubs and taking money from thet i There Is no more about the suffragist movement. The girl nem tn have been absolutely degraded, i and from then her whole history is one of drink, drugs, immorality and death from her own hand " The Coroner read aloud a letter written v the unfortunate Miss Guthrie, to her u,..iui. !.. -vhlc e says: "My Dear Little Mother Whatever wretchedness t hd"e had has come to mo through my own doing, and during this last year. In pai tloular. I have met some very dear souls, both men and women. If you ever con-e across them and they speak to you of i.ie ulve them a welcome for my sake. even though I may hae met them In bad and Immoral ways. I Please don't Imncrlne for a moment that what I have don was suggested oy our last conver3at'on I havo been taking drugs for the last six months practically every night. I only lied to you about It, because I knew- on would worry If I told you the truth Of course, the kindly Coroner will eall It 'temporary Insanity.' But, as a matter uf fact. I think this Is about the sane.-t thing I have jet done. I am simply very. verv tired of things in general I cannot see that the world will progress ar.v the worse for my being out o It. It seems cowardly, I know, but I should only -:n nn causing you more un happlness. dear oul for there are certain ways of life which it is ahsnlutelv Impos : slhk to give up In fart, one does not want to. You are so pure and good that It Is hard to write this tn vnu. hut I feel It to be tne absolute truth. I believe there must he a further sphere for people like you. whe-e unhapplnes and disap pointment are smoothed nvvav. Xo one In this world could have had a better or moro sympathetic mother than J. G. L." EIGHTY CHILDREN PERISH AS GERMANS BURN VILLAGE pect All Fancy Grocery Store Frills at Farm Wagons. CHICAGO. Sept. 16. "Don'ts" for housewives dealing at the new municipal markets, work on two of which was bo gun yesterday, have been Issued with the approval of the Municipal Market? Com mission. Theso rules are laid down as a gtildo to women eager to cut the cost of living, but who may expect the frills of fancy grocery store servlco on the school lots where farm wagons loaded with garden truck will bo found. The markets to bo opened this week, as the result of an Inspection tour made by Alderman Janus II. Uiwley and his aides, will be at Maxwell and Union streets, and on tho Washington School property, Morgan and Ohio streets. Following are the "don'ts" for munic ipal marketers. Don't expect tho farmers to telephone jou nt your residence and take your or der over the wire. Don't ask to have an car of corn and a bunch of onions delivered. Don't demand t-tedlt from the sturdy am Ictiltumt w ho se.ls you tomatoes at bottom price Spot cash talks. Don't hunt for premiums at the munic ipal markets. The farmer cannot give you a cake of snap or a silver-handled mop-stick with every 50-cent purchase. Don't cspert the municipal market to deal In toilet goods, razors. Imported olives, caviar, roller skates, hair tonic, pickled oysters and gasoline. Go to an up-to-date eroccry store. Don't come to market without a basket. It may not look stylish, but what you save might luv a new winter hat. Don't expect that your purchases are going to be wrapped up like Christmas tree ornaments. If you don't see what you want, ask a policeman. THE STAY-AT-HOME GIRL J If- ft Troops Take Comrades for Foes and Destruction Follows. PA HIS. Pept 15. A German who arrived at Basel j.ries an Interesting account of how the Germans destroyed the village of Burzwelller in Alsace. A small detachment of German soldiers entered the vlllaga to pass tho night, ha ays. and compelled the Inhabitants to give them beds Later another detachment of German iTSWkW encamped near the vlllase and did not" become aware that they had com patriots In the village. Ono of the hursi s of tho camping party had been wounned. and the captain gae tne oraer iu tnu tm euiieruiKa, wne ni the soldiers thot It, and the (entry i stationed by the first arrivals hearing the hot. gave tho alarm The sold'ers who were ASlrep In tho houses Jumptd up in great alarm. They fired frantUallv out of the windows, be. llevlng that a French force was attack ing them. Tho Germans In the ramp thought that TTVonrh rorcA v. hk lnsiue tne viuatre and . n - ,-..-.. - - ... :.. i 'i,. nninrpn rna viiiva Ls the Stay-At-Home daughter rcall.v tho least energetic and useful member of the modern mlddleclaps family? She Is usurlly regarded as a sort of lily of the field, a young person whose sole duty Is to do a little pottering around the hoiie. a little futile dusting of the rooms, tn droas up In the afternoons and look p'etu. and generally to enjoy life In a calm nnd leisurely fashion. But ls this real'y the true picture. I Know n family of three girls, two of whom go to business every day. while the third and youngest remains at home Sh is th cleverest of th family, quick and eneriretlo and upon her the heavy end of the h"am teally falls. She rises at 0 promptly, prepares and P efi,',e(i ovr the early breakfast of her two sisters, mends uloves. collects be lonctncs. hunts for handkerchiefs and rushes to get nnvthlng that may have b'en fnraotten at the Inst frantic minute but vhen a few moments remain to train time When at length they are really off, she feels Inclined to retire tn bed again for a thorough rest. But no' An arduous day !c before hor, and there Is no finan cial :eward at the end of It Wh.le her business s'sters are mingling with the world, coining Into dally con tact with clover InterostiYig people, meet ing and mixing with men of affairs, that l'ttl- StayAt-Hime sitter Is ho busy that she has no time, nn opportunity to meet an.vbody reallv worth while." When her business sisters come In nt night thev are "too tired" to lend her a helping hand, and recline, upon sofa or eav ehn'.r while gho prepares supper. ud then these business Hlsteis hae fiii.'h fine salnrles that they can afford to eo to theatre, and concerts, and skating rinks In the evening, for they are seldom tno tired" where oleasure Is concerned. And tho little stay-at-home girl some times fauls a pang of very natural and quite girlish envy when they come in with gay tales of the bustling world "How I wish I could earn a big salary, and go ot-,und and havo such fun!" she sometimes avs. But some one must stay home and keep things nice and. with a small and stifled elgh. for she Is a happy optimistic- little sou'. she turns to the pots and pans once more KAISER'S WOUNDED SON RAISED TO IRON CROSS Prince Joachim, Recovering, Eager to Get Back to Front. BERLIN. Sept. 15 The Imperial surgeon attending Prince Joai'hlm, youngest Kin of Emperor Wil liam who was wound'd In the thigh with nr ng on lU'S, romraues and aftlr": 1 " of 5hrapne, during the recent ward set the village on tire. Eighty children were burned to death and many of tin. inhabitants were shot. WAITERS OUTNUMBER GUESTS IN BIG PARIS HOTELS Assistant Secretary Breckinridge leaves Capital to Aid Refugees. PAIHS. Sept. 15. The hotels are suffering from a scarcity of guests. At the Continental there are only seven guests In all. Each has Ave waiters to attend him. A party of Americans went to tn Hotel d'lena a few days ago an4 asked: "What are jour prtcesr- "What are you willing to pay?" asked ; (he manager. Henry B. urecKinnnge. Assistant ee Ittary of War. in charge of the relief Dt American, went to Loudon today. He i expects to arrive back In America b- ff&re the end of the mouth Mr Breckinridge probably has seen ! more of the a tual lighting than any vthcr uoncombauat. fighting In East Prussia, stated today that tl-e wounds were healing and that the Prince will soon be able to return to the front The Empress has hid much trouble in keeping her eon In bed. "I must rejoin my regiment In two weeks," declared Prince Joachim to the physician. "They peed me at the front. They need all men there." The Prince Is proud of the wound which he suffers in the service of the father land. The Kaiser, too. ta proud of his plucky son and listened eagerly to the story of the engagement In which the youth was hurt. The Prlnc and another general were rushing to the front and were wounds'". together. They dressed their wounds with the bandages wblsh all German otilcera carry Iter the Prince w-as taken to the Military Hospital at Allen stein, where he was kept until he could be brought to Berlin Prince Joaihim has been raised to the irun Cross fur bravery iu action. BLOUSE OF PEACHBLOW MOIRE FASTENED WITH JET BUTTONS BEFORE THE SANDMAN COMES Pi MORE ABOUT JIMMY SOUTH BREEZE I.L the afternoon and evening Jimmy hunted around in search of ! trouble, but found j none. j True enough, he saw an old owl sitting up ' in a tree, and he said to himself. "There's a sleepy old fellow; I'll wake htm up in a hurry! ' So he blew very hard and waked the old owi up. "Oh, thank you so much, Jimmy," said the owl, the minute he' was awake. "I was having such very bad dreams it was a real kind act for you to wake me up. And anyway, it is high time I was about my business Thank you again," and he flew away. Oh, but Jimmy was angry! He went from there directly over to the cornfield. "I know what I'll do I'll blow the corn down, then they will all think I'm dreadful I guess!" So he blew and blew. The long corn leaves rustled and shook and Jimmy thought he was being very successfully bad. Till one corn stalk spoiled it all by saying: "You are alway-. so thoughtful and kind, Jimmy South-breeze all the other winds have gone off and left us, but you stay and fan us and make us very happy. Wc thank you very much." And all the cornstalks rus tled a "thank you" so shyly and hap pily that Jimmy had no heart for say ing an angry word, though he felt very cross in his heart. He even stayed and tanned them a little longer, while he was trying to decide what to attempt next "I know ! Why didn't I think of it before!" he exclaimed suddenly. "It's just the very worst thing a breeze can do I'll blow the baby robins out of their nest!'' Chuckling with naughty delight, he hurried over toward a robin's nest, and pushed two little babies off the edce of the nest! But before he even had time to think how smart and wicked lie was, Mrs. Robin spoilt it all by saying gratefully 1 "Thank you so much, Jim my, they were plenty strong to lly, but a little afraid to begin. All they needed was your kind help!" "It's just no use to try to be bad," groaned Jimmy in despair. "I think I might as well give up and go home." So he started back. On Iiis way lie passed a fine gar den. The ilowers were all dead and the tops were full of ripe brown seeds. ACROSS THE COUNTER ,;ir lie hurried over fovnrdi n robin's near, otirl pushed txto little babies ojy the edge of the nest! "My last chance!" exclaimed Jim my "I'll tear those seeds awav from their home and spread them all over the garden." He shook the plants fiercely and scattered the seeds hither and yon. And just as he was finishing, his mother blew up. "That's a nice boy," she complimented him, "you couldn't do anything hotter than that now next year we'll have pretty flowers all over the garden." Jimmy said not a word he simply gave tip trying to be bad and went to bed! Tomorrow Four o'Clocks CopirlKht, 1PH, Clara Incram .ludsnn A suit of blue cheviot with the redln gote coat having a velvet collar nnd a broard girdle, and a skirt with plaits at both sides that flare at the foot costs J20. At $D3, a suit simitar In cut ls seen in both blue and black cheviot. Tho skirt Is plain, but Ir buttoned In front down its entire length. There are soft greens and browns nmong the higher-priced suits. Wine color la seen, and many shades of violet and uuu purple. In creseda, or gray green, a suit Is priced at J27.60 that has great Individu ality. I3oth skirt and coat are trimmed with rows of buttons made of a combination of bone and of the material Itself. Tho coat Is cut to almost knec-Icngth In the hack, and It has the high N'apoleonlc collar that is becoming to so many faces. It Is hound with black silk braid that carries out the military effect, and Is cut away to partially reveal a waistcoat of the material, buttoned and braided. Tho skirt has three nartow plaits at each side that widen toward tho foot and that are unconflncd from the knee down. It would seem that wv need no longer mince along the street, but that we may walk with tho natural stride of tho free born once again. It Is hard to tell Just what relation color lias to price, but ns one departs from the blue and black tho prices soar upward. There is perhaps more individuality In tho cut or trimming of each suit, but the outlines are pretty much the sarno and the rcdlngote ls seen more often than any other form of out-of-door garment. One of the exclusive shops ls showing a s.ilt at JIS.50 In a dull tobacco brown that has the Napoleonic collnr, the edges bound with black silk braid and the red Ingote coat with Its wide flare. The Individual note Is struck by the black satin fringed sash and tho way It Is draped about the hips. Nevertheless, ono can buy a suit of blue or black for SM or $.S without fearing to see too many duplicates. The shops have learned to guard against this very thing, ami hy ringing slight changes on tho same model a variety Is offered from which to Uioose. And It Is Just here that the Individuality or tho wearer romes into play and can find expression. X V fhlf BATHING, f A WI,KN m wy tathins suit j I I v 1 play upon the sand; ' i, tsI MWV3XLI They say I look so cute, raV fllHiH With skin all brown and KSV VliiHsjjH tanned, vSDbB! hy s',Ql,l ie" coajc rne sq j I YvV J2& to Kct I I Av"5 M' Pfey suit all nasty wet? a ym I bBL '"' when out in tho lake gv'Sg'' " """"""ss My fath Koes to swim. igdfSgag 'sSc- ' sometimes like to take ta viFter ' wa t0 K Q 'm " 2mmtt?'''bJ 'y ni0,'er says 'Q yQU nli i&'& suppose Will 7S IIe'd rather bathe in all his , lffl -JlRito clothes?" j 7 Irr (CopyrUht-l j THE INDEPENDENT GIRL THINKS MAN BEST "PAL" Platonic Triendshlp an Aid to Mental Development. With tho recent triumphant rise of the bachelor girl, and the subsequent discard ing of that opprobrious term, old maid, a truer camaraderie has sprung up be tween the 80X03, and many are the advan tages to be reaped therefrom by both parties. Platonic friendship has until recently been regarded with a suspl lous eye, and generally condemned as being something unnatural and queer, nnd, anyhow, super fluous. -What is the good of platonlcsV" said a. hjsty voting man once "If I want a real friend I go to a man who can talk decent) v and who understands things, and who can knock around with me. Hut girls are different. When you go out with them they expect you to spend a lot of money on their nmusement, and, anvhow, girls are not meant to be real pals at men are to each other." Hut, Indeed, It Is time theso foolish statements were contradicted. The Inde. lenuent girl desires equality In her friend. ships, and Is much too proud to accept favors for which she cannot return full measure Instead of being an expensive luxury. Hhe wishes to be a true friend, giving as much pleasure as she gets, and she lepard her friendships with men not only as a pleasure, but as an education and an experience, and (contrary to some opinions) not as a pathway that, If' suc cessfully and diplomatically trodden, leads to 'he Inevitable altar. Her outlook Is broadened and her mind entertained through masculine companionship, and the man, on the other hand, finds that he, too, gains both pleasure und profit from the friendship. Ho discovers the mind of his woman friend, If she be clever and Interesting, to be at once more complex anA. more incomprehensible than that of his ordi. nary male companion, yet the one friend ship doe not In the least exclude th other, for the friendship between men and men must always differ from the friendship between men and women, the latter admitting certain reserves, certain unexpected surprises, and always and ever a certain curious charm of freshness not usually to be found in the former. MISS A. MORGAN IN FRANCE Miss Elsie de Wolfe With I-ate Finan cier's Daughter nt Biarritz. NEW TOItK, Sept. 15. Elslo Do Volfe, actress, In writing to a friend In this city, nays that Miss Anne Morgan, daughter of tho late J. P. Morgan, Is staying at Biarritz, France, -with Miss Elizabeth Marbury. Miss De Wolfo says she was motoring from Avignon to Bpaln when the war broko out. She reached Biarritz on August IS and two weeks later sho was Joined hy Miss Morgan and Miss Mar bury. BLOUSES RETAIN HOLD ON FASHION DESPITE CRITICISM New Basque Is but a First Cousin American Mod istes Will Have Oppor tunity to Show Skill. Once In bo often the rumor ls hinted abroad that the separata blouso ls con demned to death, fashionable death, that Is. But It reappears qtilto brazenly and In Irresistibly tempting guise. Bofore the season Is over wo will perhaps tiro of tho basque, for even the blousa Is tarred ollghtly with tho samo brush. It la al tered or modified, but there Is at least a suggestion of It In many that are de signed of the heavier materials, The Illustration shows a blouso of molro, cut with tho kimono shoulder nnd the now cuff that comes down over the hand almost to tho fingers. This cuff Is the last word of the modiste, at present, and whllo It may bo shaped In various way.-, left open or closed, It must be not only long but very long. Indeed. Tho blouso te finished with n sailor col lar nt the throat, and the vest nnd girdle are cut In one piece and fitted snugly to give the hasquo effect. Tho vest but tons noticeably higher than thoso wo have been wearing; It would seem almost ns If the higher the fastening tho smarter the effect. This ntgucs a gradual disappearance of tho chain and beads, often of such bar baric color nnd splendor, and a reappear ance of smart little bows nnd neckties, of the kind that wore high favorites a few years ago. Hero, thero ls neither bow nor tie, Just buttons, but beautifully cut Jet buttons that are very decorative on a delicate color. Tho buttons aro also used on tho cuffs whero thoy hold tho pointed ends of the cuffs In position against the sleeve Itself. Thero ls something essentially French about the use of Jet for this purpose. Tho blouse Is trimmed with Its own material for both collar and cuffs, and It needs Just tho dnrlng touch that the glistening black buttons give. It Is an artistic touch, for when all ls said nnd done the French modistes arc artists whero color ls concerned. Just what effect tho war will havo In giving American designer a nn opportun ity to create fashions nfter their own style nnd taste will perhaps depend on how long the war lasts. Certainly they have never had a fair chance, for tho public demand Is for French fashions in clothes nnd millinery. It is not a matter of fad or fancy, nor a lack of patriotism. American artistes have yet to prove themselves when It comes to a really flno feeling for color. In this respect It can certnlnly bo ad mitted still, that "they do thoso things better In France." THE HOME-KEEPER When palms are kept lndoois In the wintertime, duo attention must he Riven them, If thoy are to thrive. The tol lowtng ls nn excellent tieatment. Spongo tho leaves once a week regulaily with lukewarm water, to which a little milk has been added. Then place the plant for two hours In lukewarm water, allowing the water to completely cover tho pot. In tho cleaning of painted or varnished surfaces, special caro Is necessary. To half a bucketful of warm water add a tablesportnful of raits of tnrtar. wash the paints with a rag dipped In this, and It writ removo every speck of dirt Itlnse In clear water and dry with a chamois. The coal bill Is a tremendous Item In many a housewife's books, and tho fol lowing hint will considerably lest-eu n. Dissolve a pound of common washing soda In a gallon of boiling water and sprinkle the solution over the eoals. The heat and brightness of the tlie will bo better than ever, while burning at about half tho usual rate. HORTICULTURAL SCHOOL ENROLMENT INCREASED More Than Doubled nnd Facilities for Study Enlarged. An Unexpectedly largo numher of ap plications for admission to tho School of Horticulture for Wqmen, at Ambler. !v, tins greatly overtaxed the present fa cilities. The school opened today with 25 resident pupils, more than doubling last year's number, and with many more day scholars An additional house near by has been secured bb a residence and tho two new greenhouses, which will contain adequate class loom spate for practical work, will be completed within n week or ttvo Tho managers, who are women piomlnont In society and in philanthropic work havo not yet suc.ee.lrd In raising the amount necebsaiy to ere-t the large new build Ings for which pluns have been drawn un Tho managers believe, howovcr. thnt tho need for this training school lb t0 evident and they Kro prepared to u their utmost to bring tho futilities the school up to tho demands nuw made upon It. About four vcars ago a group of Phila delphia cluhwomcn. who were Interested Ir, Increasing women's sphere of nctiv Ity, realized tho need for a suitable placo where women might acquire tipirt knowledge and skill In gardening and horticultural pursuits, nnd established this fachool of Horticulture for Women on a ,o-ucro farm near Ambler. P The woil. is planned with a view to Instructing woimi. in Uie th-oretli.il anil practical knou'c.in- neieis.iv u, ,namlEl, their own gaiduw profitably. to tit tl t-m for tho m.ii.agemu.t of private estates for various luciative hortkultural rl lions, for proflt-maklng work In garden, greenhouse and orchard, and to tral them as teachers of natuio Mudy. TODAY 44 YEARS AGO German Forces Had Reached Fortifi cations of Paris. NEW YOlUv Sent. IK n.. ..... .,-.. . . - - "si w. tin tittle i years ago tho Prussian advance reached the Paris fortifications ana troops were forwarded to surround the FINANCIAL REVERSES FORCE ELLEN ADAIR TO LEAYE HER HOME Death of Mother Makes Her an Orphan Without Friends Pictures Arner ica as Land of Promise. ii Tho sorrows of youth are so often Ir. norcd and yet, nh, so pitiful) For It li only In youth that one really "touchts bottom": It Is only )n youth that the blackest abysses of eorrow aro gauged. For In youth, nnd In youth only, th8 power to "feel" Is at its keenest, and this the older folks aro Blow to roallia. Tho child sorrowing over her broken dolt tho little boy lnmentlnsr the death of a favorlto dog tho disastrous ending to a young girl's love affair-why, the uni verse for tho nonco ls blotted out for thesol The pain of It all would bo too great, too overwhelming, were It not for tho hlcssed twin capacity for Joy. And I, Ellen Adair, alono in America nnd without ono real friend in the world, can yet thank heaven for this capacity for deep feeling. For tho pendulum will surely swing around and happiness on day come to mo again. "Ellen, dear child," my mother used to say, "never grow hard and never grow worldly. And If sorrow comes, let It only serve to soften you. "The mork of rank In nature Is capacity for And tho anguish of the elngcr makes Ue sweetness of the strain." " Dear mother, how lightly I listened to your gcntlo moralizing and how gladly would I listen now. For tho peacoful life In tho English vil- lago had a sad and sudden ending. I remember spring had como In a riot of turbulent green, In wonderful stirrings of wood and field, In tender upshoots-and I I hod been strangely restless. The young sap was rising In the trees, the birds were mating in tho branches and singing their hearts out In a very ccstacv of iov. "Oh. to hn tn rrn..l.,.l .l. Aprils thcio! No earthly artist could i-vui uupe 10 paint nn isngllsh spring time. Tho hedges wcro a mass of tender green, tho thorn trees budding In a white profusion, and tho sun gllttored In a thou sand lights on the dew-spangled grass Oh. thoso dewy April mornings and my voting rebellious hentt ".More life! Mors life" I was crying to myself In a vague and gi oping way. "My youth Is passing and 1 havo never lived!" nnd my heart ache deepened with tho singing of the nesting birds. Two rival birds were courting their lady-love on a neighboring tree, nnd the beauty of their song brought tears to my eyes. "Life and love!" said I, "and love Is tho only thing that matters. And love. In this sleepy placo. Is passing mo by," nnd with a dull heartache I walked back to our cottngo on the moor. But even there the birds were courting be neath tho gables and the dormer win dows. To shut out their tender sons I huriled Indoors nnd seated myself In our little pallor. But opposite mo on the wnll was tho same old theme, for there, hung by a careful hand, wns Watt's great Picture, and I gazed upon It for the first tlmo with new nnd seeing eyes "Love and Life," and In the shelter of Love's wings Life rested. I burled my head on the table to shut It out, nnd tho tears ran down my cheeks. "Why, Ellon," said a gontlo voice, "tell me the trouble, dear," and mother stood by my side. I could not speak, for words were futile to express the vague stirrings at my heart. "Is It the nrtlst man who was here last summer?" said she. "Ho may como back to us. Ellen. Do not weep so, dear'" And then into hor kindly car I poured my loiiKliurs and my fears. It was not any special love I wanted, but love and life together. And I told her of the nitl&t mnire kind words. "Live up to the, highest always." 1 told her of my sudden lehelllon at our narrow life and of the strunge heart stirrings that the spring had awakened within me. I talked for un hour In my selfish absorption, and then I taught sight of mother's face. How thin it ml wan it looked; how deli cately transparent! My heart smote me "Oh, mother, my place la hero with vou'" I cried. "You need me most!" nnd for the first time I noticed the finlltj of her pretty fisuro and tho droop of her slender shoulders. "I may not need you long, dear Ellen " said sho. "and then love and life will como nnd you will be fiee" And looking at her dear, thin face, 1 think the artlsi'a word came true; my self-centredne-'j fell fiom me, my soul woke up, inv soul becan to grow. I must never lose her, that dear mother of mine; I woul 1 de vote my life to her, und And happiness, elusive Blue Bird. In Its true place, at homo. Tho spring slipped by and the da lengthened toward mldsummei vnd June and tho honeysuckle and the rosea camo In triumphant. I thought th clover in a neighboring field had never smelled so sweet heforo. And then the Midden tioKlc ending came for mother had been ailing since the coining of the spring nnd one Juno evening tho slender cord gav way. and fcho quietly slipped hevnnd tho pale of earthly things to "whero beyond theso voices thero Is peace" 1 cannot talk about It yet. tha pain Is still too fresh, too new. And later, tho pompous lawyer from tho nearest town nrrlved. "You have lived u Mirlous, shut. In llfo," said he to me "And, my dear Joung la.lv, "' poor mother has shown a strange lack of business capacity. For her worldly-all was sunk In a small annuity, which has now. of course, terminated at her death And I find your cottage mortgaged. Han you no lelatlves, no Intimate friends'' I rarked my puzzled brains and shamefacedly confessed that, beyond the vicar and tho parish doctor, we had no friends. "nut. my dear young lady," said the pompous little lawyer, "your financial position Is now n, serious one. I must Inform jou that even this cottage mil pass out ot jour bunds for your niutlici although not iu debt to any of the local tradespeople, has borrowed from a firm In town And you are practically penni less Have you ically no relatives'' "My mother's brother In America Is the only one I ever knew," said I sadi. "And lilm I havo not seen for teven years. I was nt boatdlng school In I" don then, and he camo over from Phi'a delphla to llnglaud on a business trip We ent a iluv together nt tin '" "d dined nt Homano's. It was a ied-l.' tr day for me, I tememoer!" ' You had better udvise linn tmn. -. tlv of your awkward position child." said the little lawyer "Your worldly-all connlsts of a ten-pound nut"1 In tho local savings bank," and he de parted. And fclowiv I iesolvo'1 upt.ii aiti. n. blowiy my determination grew Not un! would I write to Mils umle of min acros the yeas, but 1. h'llen A.tait "' quet of adicntute and In quest of lif. would set forth to seek him mstl' Anua the .i i piituud Aiu'rua. iha Laud of I'lomitx, tho El Liuradu oi terprUing jouth.