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16 I THURSDAY EVENING, f MATRIMONIAL FRICTION TURNED T O PROFIT Quiet Endurance of Hasty Words, with Recognition of Other's Right to Opinion, Develops Self-Control "He That Ruleth His Spirit is Greater Than He That Taketh a City." By CHARLES FREDERIC GOSS, D. D., Author of "The Redemption of David Corson,". "The Loom of Life," Etc. Copyright, 1903. by Joseph B. Bowles. THmasses E contact of people either in or couplets always gen erates energy. That is why in war soldiers march in battal ions in political campaigns people assemble in mass meetings in religious revivals they are asked to sit close together in the pews. "Touch elbows!" is the command issued to straggling armies in dark and fear some nights. Each individual is like an electrical cell in a battery. By some mysterious law their union is multiplication instead of addition. Ten men are always more than ten times one man. In the same- way even two of the cells become a batteryand,- alas! sometimes battering rams! These sep arate individual lives, like two streams that have run quietly in their own channels, make a roaring maelstrom when they unite. There is a sudden development of power in this friction al contact of which neither they nor their friends had ever dreamed. What is to be done with this new power? Power is always either bane ful or beneficent, destructive or crea tive. This incessant friction, in which sparks are forever flyingwhat shall its mission be? I will never answer question on the assumption" that this friction is Inevitable on account of temperament for if life proves any thing at all, it is that there are tem peraments that antagonize and Irritate each other by some mysterious and, perhaps, unalterable necessity of na - ture. The thing to do with matrimonial friction is to transform it to charac ter power. The transformation of the fierce energies of heat and light, of rushing winds and falling water into beneficial potencies is the great prob lem of modern science. It is accom plished by a thousand wonderful de vices, but not by any easy ones. It took immeasurable genius and illimitable consecration to discover and perfect them. Wellit is no easy thing to transform the friction of marriage life into beauty and strength of character, but it can be done. No quality in the soul is nobler than that of self-control, and it is this quali ty that the quiet endurance of matri monial friction at last turns into. At first the sudden surprises of unknown traits of character, the differences of habit, of opinion, of taste, excite and irritate the young married couple. Hot words follow and quarrels develop. There are tears of bitterness and re gret. Days and perhaps weeks of constraint and coldness ensue. But by and by it begins to dawn on the mind of one or both that the other is also an individual, with all an indi vidual's right to his or her personal Identity, judgment and opinion. And raise. a sacred moment it is when that les son is fully and finally learned. Probably nine out of ten men expect to absorb a woman's personality into their ownand the reverse. W e want that other will to be submerged and swallowed up in ours. I t is madness, but it is human nature. And so, when at last we see and feel the clear right of that other soul to its indi viduality a first great step has been taken. A second step is taken when we finally determine to endure in silence the incurable contradictions and op positions in the characters of OUD hus band and wives. . W e have learned that nothing but discord and strife follows the attempt to bend their wills or alter their temperaments to suit our own, and we decide to take them as they are. This involves self-repres sion. I t is a hardr way to be taught sion. It is a hardr way to be taught teaches self-repression at the right time is better thtn the best which teaches us everything else and not that. Our poor self-love can be recon ciled to the sacrifice of everything but itself. W e are egotists but each one says: "Mine is not egotism, but conscious power!" And when a man at last learns to hold his own self down and keep it from aggressive as sertion of its rights he has turned Into the pathway to Paradise. Complete self-mastery in matrimon ial conflicts is a long and difficult ac - quisition. Probably it is fully" ac quired in the fewest possible cases. But in what multitudes of houses'it is developed to such a point that daily life becomes not only endurable but blissful. Married people learn that they can control themselves in the presence of each other as well as in the presence of strangers or compan ions. "If I can control myself before the meanest and most aggravating boss in the world, why can't I control myself in the presence of my wife?" Brown asks his conscience. "If I can govern my resentment over the cook's peculiarities, why can't I over those of my husband?" Mrs. Jones inquires of her soul. And sothe friction grows less and less. Fewer sparks fly. The teeth of the cog wheels play together more smoothly and quietly. The old energy of conflict and contradiction has passed into self-control, and fine and noble character is the resultant. I t may seem a harsh dispensation of Providence, but female termagants have often made male heroes, and male gad-flies have often developed female saints. At any rate, however self-mastery is acquired, it is the fundamental virtue, and to-day, as in antiquity, "He that ruleth his spirit is greater than he that taketh a city." H E (JOT THE JOB. " I was much amused the other day," said an uptown hardware dealer, "at a small boy who came around looking for a job. One of the clerks had dropped a lot of sharp-pointed tacks into a drawer of brass screws and had given up the idea of taking them out. - "When the youngster turned up looking for a job we thought we would try him out by letting him sort the two articles. H e went at it the same way we had begun, picking out the taeks with his fingers and getting the point of every third tack in the ball of his thumb. "He had enough in about a minute and he straightened up. W e all began to smile,'expecting him to give up the job. Instead of that he went over to the show case and picked out a horseshoe magnet. Then he came back to the box. I n thirty seconds he had the tacks out and the screws were still in the compartment. H e knew that the magnet would attract rron and npt brass, and in a jiffy he had accomplished what we had been trying to do all the morning. "We didn't really need a boy, but this chap's smartness appealed to us, and we find him so handy to have around that next Saturday he gets a - RUSSET SHOES TOR WINTER. "These russet shoes are a bit out of season," said a man apologetically at the shoe polishing stand of a Broadway skyscraper. "They are being worn more each winter," said the polisher, "but I'l l make them black for you if you say so. It'll cost you 30 cents. Yes, we turn lots of russets into black shoes. W e have the stain that makes the leather a good black and then we polish them the same as ordinary russets. '' Lots of people hate to give up their easy russets for stiff black leather shoes, and we've met the situation by getting up a mixture that'll make a russet shoe look as black as any piece of black leather. All we have to do is to scrape off the varnish and lay on the stain, and you have a pair of winter shoes." *- TH E MAI N CHANC E ^- A THOROLY WESTERN STORY OF REAL PEOPLE CHAPTER IV. 1 At Poindexter's. Jo hn Saxton trotted his pony thru a broken gate into a great yard that had once been sown in blue grass, and at the center of which lay the crumbled ruins of a fountain. This was clearly no ordinary establish ment, as he had been warned, and he was uncertain how to hall it. However, before he could make his presence known, a frowsy man in corduroy emerged from the great front door and came toward him. "My name's Saxton, and you must b Snyder." "Correct," said the man and they shook hands. "Going to stay awhile?" "A day or two." John, threw down the slicker in which he had wrapped a few articles from his bag at Great River, the nearest railway Station. "I got your letter all right," said Snyder. "Walk in and. help your- self." He led the pony toward the outbuildings, while Saxton filled his pipe and viewed the pile before him with interest. He had been making a'careful inspection of all the prop erties that had fallen to his care. This had necessitated, a good deal of traveling. H e had begun in Colorado and worked eastward, going slowly, and getting the best advice obtain able as to the value of his principals' holdings. "This certainly beats th em all," Saxton muttered aloud. He had reached in his itinerary what his papers called the Poindex- _ te r property. He had found that the place was famous thruout this part of the country for the idiosyncrasies of its sometime owners, three young men 'who had come out of the east to show how the cattle business should be managed. They had se- I ** * . (&' - Pr'- . , :"ik\ 1 i f%tf' 1 Sk - - fe-' ! 58. i - : - $ '- ' & ... - 3i ~- THE ^MINNEAPOLIS i JOURNAL. u P-TO-THE-MINUTE FASHIONS . \"7T. A Daily Hint of Practical Value to Journal Readers of the. Fair Sex. The fashion pictures given dally in this department are eminently practi cal, and the garments pictured can be reproduced easily from the paper patterns, which may be obtained at trifling cost thru Th e Journal.. The models are all in good style, pretty and original in effect and not too elaborate for the ambitious amateur to reproduce. 4598 Bain Coat, 32 to 40 bust. RAIN COAT, 4598. A coat that can be trusted to pro tect its wearer against all dampness and that is smart and becoming at the same time that it is useful is certain to find favor in the eyes of every woman. This one is adapted to all the rainproof materials of the sea sou and fulfills all the requirements. The model, however, is made of Ox ford cravenette, stitched with cor ticelli silk. The little capes over the shoulders are in the height of style, and give the breadth that must be found in every up-to-date garment, while the full sleeves allow of wear ing over the fashionable waists with out annoyance or discomfort. The coat is made with fronts and back, and is fitted by shoulder, under arm and center back seams.- The double capes are arranged over the shoulders and the neck, and front edges are finished with shaped bands. The sleeves are cut in one piece each, gathered into flaring cuffs. Crossing the back is the belt, cut in two pieces, that extends from the under-arm seams, and is lapped one end over the other at the center back. The quantity of material required for the me dium size Is 4% yards 44 inches wide or 4% yards 50 inches wide. The pattern 4598 is cut in sizes for a 02, 34, SO, 38 and 40-inch bust measure. In ordering coupon: - CAUTIONBe careful to give cor rect Number and Size of Patterns wanted. When the pattern is bust measure you need only mark 32, 34, 36 or whatever it may be. When in waist measure, 22, 24, 26, or what ever it may be. When misses' or child's pattern, write only the figure representing the age. It is not neces sary to write "inches" or "years." Pattern for this garment will be sent postpaid on receipt of 10 cents. Be sure and mention number of pat tern. Address PAPER PATTERN DEPARTMENT, JOURNAL, MINNEAPOLIS. A GEEAT DISOOVEEY BT MEREDITH NICHOLSON cured an immense acreage and built a stone ranch house Whose curious architecture imparted to the Platte valley a touch of medievalism that was little appreciated by the neigh boring cattlemen. One of the own ers, a Philadelphian named Poindex ter, who had a weakness for archi tecture and had studied the subject briefly at his university, contributed the buildings and his two associates bought the cattle.' There were one thousand, acres of rolling pasture here, much of it lying along the river, and a practical man could hardly have failed to succeed but theft, disease in the herd and in experience in buying and selling had wrought the ranchmen's destruction. Before their money was exhausted, Poindexter and his associates lived in considerable state, and entertained the friends who came to see th em ac - cording to the best usages of eastern country life within, and their own mild approximation of western life without. One of their happy notions was to use Poindexter's coat of arms as a brand, and this was only aban doned when their foreman declared that no calf so elaborately marked could live. They finally devised an inslgnium consisting of the Greek Omega in a circle of stars. "There's a remnant of the Poin dexter herd out there somewhere," Wheaton had said to Saxton. "The fellow Snyder, that I put in as a care taker, ought to have gathered up the loose cattle by this time that's what I told him to do when I put him there." Saxton turned and looked out over the rolling plain. A few rods away lay the river, and where it curved nearest the house stood a group of cottonwoods, like sentinels drawn to gether for colloquy. Scattered here and there over the plain were strag- Copyright. 1908. by Bobba-Merrlll Co. gling herds. On a far crest of the rolling pastures a lonely horseman paused, sharply outlined .for a mo ment against the sky in another di rection, a blur drew his eyes to where a group of black Polled Augus cattle grazed, giving the one blot of deep color to the plain. Snyder reappeared, and Saxton fol lowed him into the house. "It isn't haunted or anything like that?" Jo hn asked, glancing over the long hall. "No. They have a joke about that at Great River. They, say the only reason is that there ain't" any idiot ghosts." There was much in the place to ap - peal to Saxton's quiet humor. The house was two stories high and there was a great hall, with an immense fireplace at one - end. The sleeping rooms opened on a gallery above the hall. An effort had been made to give the house the " appearance of western wildness by, introducing a great abundance of skins of wild beastsa highly dishonest bit of dec orating, for they had been bought in Chicago. How else, indeed, would skins of German boars and polar bears be found in a ranch house on the Platte river! ."Those fellows thought a good deal of their stomachs," said Snyder, as Saxton opened and shut the empty drawers of the sideboard, which had been built into one end of the west ern wall of the room, in such a man ner that a pane of glass, instead of a mirror, filled the center. The inten tion of this was obviously to utilize the sunset for decorative purposes, and Saxton chuckled as he compre hended the idea. "I suppose our mortgage covers the sunset, too," he said. Nearly' every portable thing of value had been re - moved, and evidently^ in haste but WEATHER PREDICTIONS FOR THE NORTHWEST For Minneapolis and Vicinity: Fair to-night and Friday warmer to- night. Weather Now and ThenMinimum temperature to-day,''2"degree? '' a year ago, 10 degrees. MinnesotaThreatening, with snow to-night and in east portion Friday warmer to-night variable winds, shifting to brisk northwest. WisconsinProbably snow flurries to-night and Friday warmer in west portion to-night variable winds. IowaPossibly snow flurries and warmer to-night Friday, generally fair variable winds. North DakotaGenerally fair to-night and Friday colder to-night fresh northwest winds. South DakotaPartly cloudy to-night, with colder in west and probably warmer and snow flurries in east portion Friday, fair fresh northwest winds. MontanaFair to-night and Friday colder in east portion to-night westerly winds. Upper MichiganSnow to-night and Friday variable winds. Observations taken at 8 a. m., seventy-fifth meridian time temperatures in last twenty-four hotfrs. Minneapolis j_..... 2 St. Louis ._. 30 Buffalo ._. 22 Chicago .._. '. ". 14 Duluth .. Calgary .._. 20 Winnipeg "," ^.... 4 -' Kansas City ,_^ 14 Omaha ~~ _... s Bismarck . _. , 4 pattern fill in this Size Name Address -$ New York Weekly. Man DressmakerWell, what now? ApprenticeI have discovered a way to make a woman's dress so that she will look like a humpbacked baboon with bat's wings. Man DressmakerGlorious! I t will become the rage. "The life of a school teacher would be sorely monotonous/' said a teach- er of a boy s' school not a hundred miles from the city hall, "if itwere not for his sense of humor and the really funny things which happen every day in the school room. One day, for instance, I had up my smart class in grammar and set the boys parsing. I called to Moses, a colored boy, to parse Arkansas, and he said 'Arkansas' with emphasis on the second sylla- ble. I corrected his pronunciation, and he went on : " 'Hark-en-saw is a noun, objective case, indicative mood, comparative degree, third person, passive, and nominative case to scissors.' ':-?/* " 'You haven't said what gender, Moses,' I remarked. -,' ..*,'.- '' I WEATHER CONDITIONS. - The weather is cloudy this morning in the northern half of the country, with snow falling at 7 a. m. at Pittsburg, Cincinnati, La Crosse, Huron and Bismarck. A storm on the south Atlantic coast yesterday morning has moved rapidly northeastward, causing rain during the past twenty-four hours along the whole Atlantic 'coast, The temperature has fallen from 6 degrees to 20 degrees since yesterday morning in Minnesota, eastern South Dakota, Iowa and Missouri, and it is rising in North Dakota and thence northward. The pressure is moderately high over the Rocky mountain region. T. S. OUTRAM, Section Director. MINIMUM TEMPERATURES. t -S PATTERN N O ...,,. MISS MINNIE ASHLEY, The Pretty. Conunedfcime Who Recently Married William Astor Chanler, Millionaire Afrjpan Explorer, Grandson of John Jacob Astor and For- m er Congressman. ' ' iiiiiiitiiiMiMainiitiiimHimuaHMiinnMiiMiiMiiiHiiiMiiHitHtiimiitiiHtfiiiiiiiiiitiiitMniHMfi JTHE GENDER O F ARKANSAS. l Feminine gender,' quickly remarked my smart scholar... - ... ',.-'. ts 'Why, sir*?' I asked, somewhat puzzled. - . ., ." 'Becos-it's got Miss Souri on the norf, Louisa Anna on the souf, Mrs. - Sippi on the east and ever so many more shemales on the west.' ? " "It was so well done I joined in and encouraged the laugh which fol- lowed the smart boy's humor." (MM* HE PRAYED TOR THE SICK HORSE. Dean Hole, the celebrated English divine, while preaching "in a parish with which he was not familiar, received a request that he offer up prayers for Nellie Gray. He did so and found next day that Nellie Gray was a race horse whose condition had caused anxiety in a district much' interested in ,,- her training. (MMMM* the heavy oak chairs and the table remained. Snyder did his own modest cooking in the kitchen, which was in great disorder. The. floor of the office was littered with scraps.of paper. The original tenants had evidently made a quick settlement of their business af fairs before leaving. Snyder slept here his blanket lay in a heap on the long bench that was built into one side of the room, and a battered valise otherwise marked it as his lodging place. Saxton viewed the room with disgust it was more like a kennel than a bedroom. They spent the day in the saddle riding over the range. The ridi culous character of the Poindexter un dertaking could not spoil the real value of the land. There was,- Sax- ton could see, the m.:king here of a great farming property as he rode back to the house in the evening. Snyder cooked supper for both of them, while Saxton repaired a de crepit windmill which had been de signed to supply the house with water. He had formed a poor opinion of the caretaker, who seemed to know noth ing of the property and who had, as far as he could see, no well defined duties. The man struck him as an odd person for the bank to have chosen to be the custodian of a ranch property. There was nothing for any one to do unless the range were again stocked and cattle raising undertaken as a serious business. Saxton was used to rough men and their ways. He had a happy faculty of adapting him self to the conversational capacities of illiterate men, and enjoyed draw ting them out and getting their point of view but Snyder's was not a visage that inspired confidence. He had a great shock of black hair and a scraggy beard. He lacked an eye, and he had a habit of drawing his head around in order to accommodate his remaining orb to any necessity. He did this with an insinuating kind of deliberation that became tiresome in a long interview. "This place is too fancy to be of much use," the man vouchsafed, puff ing at his pipe. "You may find some dude that wants to plant money where another dude has dug the first hole but I reckon you'll have a hard timer catching him. A real cattleman wouldn't care for all this house. It might be made into a stable, but a horse would look .ridiculous here. You might have a corn crib made out of " ' ' Minimum New York 34 Washington ^.. 28 New Orleans 44 Galveston 42 Helena ..._. .' 24 Denver - 28 - El Paso 22. Portland ^.^ 30 San Francisco 43 Los Angeles :. .'J ... 42 A . .^ 4 f- MHMMMMmutlHtmiMMIlMu|nMH it or it would do for a hotel if you could get dudes to spend the summer here but I reckon it's a little hot out here for summer boarders." , "The only real value is in the.land," said' Saxton. "I'm told there's no bet ter on the river. The house is a'han-' dicap, or would be so regarded by the' kind of men who make money out of cattle. Have you ever tried round ing up the cattle that strayed thru the fences? The Poindexter crowd must have branded their last calves about two years ago. Assuming that only a part of them was sold or rim off, there ought to be some two-year-olds still loose in this country, and they'd be worth finding." Snyder took his pipe from his mouth and snorted. "Yer jokln' I guess. These fellers around here are good fellers, and all that but I guess they don't give anything back. I guess we ain't got any cattle coming, to us." "You think you'd rather not try it? " "Not much!" was the expressive re ply. The fellow smoked slowly, bring ing his eye into position to see how Saxton had taken his answer.' John was refilling his own pipe and did not look up. "Who've you been reporting to, Sny der ?" "How's that?" "Who have you been considering yourself responsible to?" "Well, Ji m Wheaton at the Clark son National hired me, and I reckon I'd report to him if I reported to any body. But if you're going to run this shebang and want to be reported to, I guess I can report to you " He brought his turret around again and Saxton this time met his eye. "I want you to report to me," said John quietly. "In the first place, I want the house and the other build ings cleaned out. After that the fences must be put in shape. And then we'll see if we can't find some of our co^vs, You can't tell, we may open up a ral ranch here and go into business." Snyder was sprawling at his ease in a Morris chair, and had placed his feet on a barrel. He did not seem interested in the activities hinted at "Well, if you're the boss I'll do it your way. I got along all right with Wheaton." He did not say whether he intended to submit to authority or not, and Saxton dropped the discussion. John rose and found the candle with which hquickenin e felt his old interest in outdoor life g 1 DECEMBER 10, 1903. SAY S BATHIN G IS a A DIRTY HABri^y Chicago Physician Hasn't Taken a \ Ba th in Two Years and Will 1 : **. Never Take Another. , ..-,, . l?ew York Sun Special Service. ' \ Chicago, Dec. 10,"I haven't taken a bath in two years and I don't sup pose that I shall ever take another," was the opening statment of Dr. John Dill Robertson, when he arose to ad dress the members of the Chicago Eclectic Medical and Surgical society at the Auditorium Annex last night. "Bathing-- is a dirty habit," he con tinued. Dr. Robertson is a member of the medical staff of the county hospital and the physicians and surgeons gasped when he made the statement. "The skin is made to perform duties TO FOUND A "SCHOOL FOR COURTSHIP" Principal of Indiana Orphanage Adopts Unique Plan to Secure Husbands for Her Girls. Plymouth, Ind., Dec. 10.The lat est thing in social science fads is the school of courtship proposed to be instituted by Mrs: Julia E. Work, principal of an orphanage here, who has deoted herself for many years to the task of rearing boys and girls who are without friends to manhood and womanhood and giving them the needed equipment to enable them to take their places in the world. Now she proposes to go still far ther, with the girls at least. Mrs. Work will seek out a western town HELD UP TRAIN FOR BREAKFAST Passengers on "Limited" Were Hun gry and Train Had to Wait. New York Sun Special Service. Cleveland, Dec. 10.Passengers on the Lake Shore limited from New York refused to go hungry yesterday morning because the dining car had broken down, and held the train in the station for an hour and ten min utes while they ate their meals leisure ly in the disabled diner on a side track. First they warned the conductor not to proceed without them.. He went to the headquarters of the company for, instructions and was. told, that the train would have to wait. - IF YOU DO NOT KNOW YOU OUGHT TO KNOW THAT The healthiest children in the world live in the Scotch Highlands. Few wear shoes before they are 12 years old. A hole 1-1,000 of an inch in di ameter can be bored with a jeweler's augur. Think of it. Life, cart be sustained for something like fifty days on water alone with but "dry food one could live but a quarter of that time. Coffee is a very strong antiseptic there are many diseases the microbes of which are destroyed by it. The rocks at Niagara Falls are be ingr washed away at the rate of al mqst three feet per year. Th^re are not nearly so many law yers in the English parliament as there are ih our congress, still the English seem to thrive fairly well. 4 "" . From 1840 to 1850 but 1,530,000 immigrants entered our country. J- ,.-- , Brooklyn has nearly ten miles of water, front *)- The ministry is the only one of the learned professions that is not now overcrowded. he lighted himself to bed in one of the rooms above. The whole place was dirty and desolate. The house had never been filled save once, and that was on the occasion of a housewarm ing which Poindexter and his fellow3 JiadJ given when they first took pos - "ses'sion. One of their friends had chartered a private car and . had brought out a party of young men and women, who had enlivened the house for a few days but since then no woman had entered the place. In the Poindexter days it had been care fully kept, but now it was in a sorry plight. There had been a whole year of neglect and vacancy, in which the house had "been used as a meeting place for the' wilder spirits of the neighborhood, who had not hesitated to carry off- whatever pleased their fancy,and could be put on the back of a horse. Saxton chose for himself the least disorderly of the rooms, in which the furniture was whole, and where, there were even a few books lying about. He determined to leave for Clarkson the following morn- . ing, and formulated in his mind the result of his journey and plans for the future of the incongruous combi nation of properties that had been intrusted to him. He sat for an hour looking out over the moon-lit valley. He followed the long sweep of the plain, thru which he could see for miles the bright ribbon of the river. A train of cars rumbled far away, on the iron trail between the two oceans. Intensifying the loneliness of the strange house. ."I, seem to find only the lonely places," he said aloud, setting his teeth hard into his pipe. In the morning he ate the break fast . of coffee, hardtack and bacon which Snyder prepared. "I guess you wa nt me to hustle -things up a little," said Snyder, more amiably than on the day before. He turned his one eye and his grin on Saxton, who merely said that matters must take a new. turn, and that if a ranch could be made out of the place there was no better - time to beginhim than the present. He had not formu lated plans for the future, and could ndt do so without the consent and approval of his principals but he meant to put the property in as good condition as possible without waiting for instructions. Snyder rode with him to the railway station. 1 "Give my regards to Mr. Wheaton^' i ??&$&- - never intended for it when a man bathes," was the next .startling state ment. "If an antibathing society was started in Chicago there,would be no consumption. My father died of con sumption when I was 10 years of age. My people thought my fate would be a similar one. I bathed regularly then and I had colds all the time. I was becoming anxious and as time passed I, too, became of the opinion that I would die of consumption. Ten years ago I began to quit bathing and ' since then I have bathed only about ' five times. Whenever I went for a long time without a bath I was with out a cold. I haven't taken a bath in two years and I think that I am a fair ly good specimen of what a man. should be." And Dr. Robertson is. His cheeks are rosy and there is nothing of the. - consumptive about his appearance. . where she will make annual excur- . sions with young women. There she will conduct a school of courtship, and when the girls find men they want to marry she will analyze the, men and find if they are worthy of the girls. Then she will buy the license and pay the preacher, if they come up to her standard. "This country is in need of wives that know the difference between bis cuits and battenberg," declares Mrs. Work. "Too many of our modern young women lack the knowledge of practical housekeeping, and I am go ing to see that none of my girls get married without knowing how to do what a modern housewife should do. That is my idea of the wifely wife." - TWINS ARRIVE IN TRIPLICATE Three Sets of Twins Born in One Day in One Block. New York Sun Special Service. Pottsville, Pa., Dec. 10.Three sets of twins in the same block and born on the same day sets the pace for the anti-race suicide movement, accord ing to the citizens of New Philadel phia. .Photographs of the infants have been sent to President Roosevelt,. accompanied by requests that he name them. The fathers are John Shusto, George Garmon and Michael Costell., BUYING, SELLING AND BUILDING REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. Nathalla Bends to Charles Bostrom, lot 5, block 14. Williams' addition. $100. Sabra'A Crittenden ajid husband to Fannie A. Anderson, lots 6 *nd 7. block 3, Hillside. ?16.- 000. L. W. Gibbft to Elizabeth A. Dutton, in section 6-11S-21, ?3.000. Louis Burgcis and wife to John Burgols, in section 9-120-22, ?2,300. Jennie A. W. Hardy and husband to Otto Johnson et al., lots 22 and 23. block 38, Whit? combes' subdivision. *350. .'- John H. Finneran and wife to Kate ParkSj E% lot 23, block 7, Menage's Fourth addition, $210. William F. Mftokey to Augusta I Harden, part lots 4 and 5, block 4,. Motor Line addition, $350. Effie G. Lindsay and husband to I-owell A. t&moreaux. part lot 6, block 17, Prospect Paris First division, revised, $150. Bethany Presbyterian church to mission com mittee to Augustana Evangelical Lutheran church, part lots 8 and 9, block 10, Baker-8 ad dition, $1,225. Frederick I Noerenberg and wife to Minne sota Loan and Trust comoany. part lots 6 and 7, block O, Tuttle's addition, $2,825. Frank N. Barons and wife to Orrin F. Sher wood, part lot 4, block 8, Lyndale avenue addi tion. $5,000. Augusta Land comnany to i/ouise D. Leary, in section 4-29-24, $1,000. Thomas English et al.. to Bridget Horan. lot 4. block 21, Ramsey, Lockwood and others' ad dition, f200. Seven minor deeds. $31.- Total, twenty-one deeds. $33,241. . BUILDING PERMITS. It. W. Hirsch, 2612 Forty-fifth street, dwell ing, $1,900. Four minor nermits, $1,800. Total, five permits, XS.7S0. nearley 000^0u0':wortand h ofpretty goods - ar .store d there every year, and the city pro duces something like $200,000,000 worth Of manufactures. : But one life sacrificed per year is the record of Holland's railways. The United Kingdom has 2,000,000 factory operatives France, 1,840,000 Germany,. 1,620,000 United States, 3,000,000. $500,- CRADLE, ALTAR AND GRAVE MARRIAGE LICENSES. Archie G. Wiley and Lillian Sumner. Herman Dahlln and Annie Erickson. Joseph Kobinowitz and Kosa Hall. Daniel E. Carrier and Mae Bruard. William H. Wiuney and Minnie Wolfer. Archie B. Howard and Clara Knnzmann. John Brickner and Cora Olson. Fred J. Lumsden and Annie Grace Schruthenl. ,he said, as Saxton swung himself into .tne train. "You'll find me here at the old stand when you come back." "A queer customer and undoubtedly a bad lot," was Saxton's refiection. 1 When Saxton had written out the report of.his trip he took it to Whea .ton, to - get his suggestion before for warding it to Boston. He looked upon itlie cashier as his predecessor, and .wished to avail himself of Wheaton's .knowledge of the local conditions af fecting the several properties that had now passed to his care. Wheaton un doubtedly wished to be of assistance, and in their discussion of the report, the cashier made many suggestions of value, of which Saxton was glad to avail himself. "As to the Poindexter place," said Saxton, finally, "I've been advertising it for sale in the hope of finding a .buyer, but without results. The peo ple at headquarters can't bother about .the details of these things, but I'm blessed if I can see why we should maintain a caretaker. There's noth ing there to take care of. That house is worse than useless. I'm going back in a few days to see if I can't coax .home some of the cattle we're enti tled to they must be wandering over the countryif they haven't been rus tled, and then I suppose we may as well dispense with Snyder." He had used the plural pronoun out at courtesy to Wheaton, wishing him to feel that his sanction was asked .in any changes that were made. "I don't see that there's anything else to do," Wheaton answered. "I've been to the ranch, and there's little personal property there worth caring for. That man Snyder came along one day and asked for- a job, and I sent him out there, thinking he'd keep things in order until the trust com pany sent its own representative here." There were times when Wheaton's black eyes contracted curiously, and this was one of the times. " ,.- ''I don't like discharging a man that you've employed," Saxton replied. "Oh, that's all right. You can't keep if he performs no service. Don't trouble about him p,n ray account. How soon are you going back there?" "Next week some time." "Traveling about the country isn't' much fun," Wheaton said, sympatheti cally. "Oh, I rather like if," replied Sax ton, putting on his hat.. , , (To be continued to-morrow.). ^ VMM : k ' .