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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
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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."
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TH E MAI N CHANC E
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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-
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THE ^MINNEAPOLIS i JOURNAL.
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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
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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. -,' ..*,'.-
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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.
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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. ' '
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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."
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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From 1840 to 1850 but 1,530,000
immigrants entered our country.
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, Brooklyn has nearly ten miles of
water, front
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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."
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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.). ^
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