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RESIGNATION O R -*
DIVORCE, WHICH?
Dr. Gos8 Says It Is Law of Life that Unhappily Mated Couples
Should Quietly Endure Their SufferingTheir Duty to the
State Likened to That of SoldiersFinding Happiness
Thru Self-sacrifice. *
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By CHARLES FREDERIC GOSS,.D. D., Author of "The .Redemption
of David Corson," "The Loom of Life," Etc.
Copyright, 1903, by Joseph B. Bowles.
' Everywhere the divorce mill keeps
grinding. The solemn spectacle of
homes wrecked and hearts broken by
the thousands upon thousands every
year raises the most startling ques
tions about the relations of the sexes.
But this is not a general discussion of
abstract principles nor a criticism of
existing conditions. It is an appeal to
individual men and women who have
made the terrible discovery that the
happiness of which they dreamed
thru marriage has been blasted by the
incompatibility of their temperaments.
J*n all human life there is no greater
tragedy. The slow crystallization of
this suspicion into certainty is like
losing one's life blood drop by drop.
In all such experiences the burning
Question is: What shall we doen
dure the bitter disappointment and the
ceaseless sorrow with meek resigna
tion or disrupt the hateful bond ?
Undoubtedly Che former answer is
the law of life. But with what a wild
protest it is answered by these
tortured human hearts! "We have
been defrauded of life's greatest hap
piness," they cry. "We have a right
to be happy and are not. By what
principle of justice can we be required
to pass our lives without it when it is
Just within our reach?" This is an
exceedingly bitter cry- It is wrung
from bleeding hearts. It raises a
question that must be answered in
accordance with the eternal Tightness
in the nature of things.
In the first place, such sufferers are
bound to remember that to some
degree (whose limits may not be ac
curately defined) their individual hap
piness must be subordinated to the
gooi of the state. This is a principle
against which the soul struggles in
vain. The same mysterious obligation
that Incites men to suffer wounds and
death for the good of their country on
the battlefield ought to incite them to
suffer marital unhappiness if need be.
It is easy to resent and repudiate this
duty, but' it is impossible to deny it.
The frightful increase of divorces is a
national peril. The very existence of
righteousness in the state is threat
ened by it. Not a citizen is exempt
from the responsibility this involves.
The tories of the revolution and the
copperheads of the rebellion were not
a whit more false to their country than
are the people who for trivial and con
temptible reasons threaten the sta
bility of our government by breaking
its most solemn contract and spreading
the fatal pestilence of easy divorces.
f
, In the second place, the people who
are contemplating divorce ought to
realize what pusillanimity and selfish
ness prompt the vast majority of these
unholy disruptions of marriage. It
was only a few days ago that a man
petitioned for a divorce because his
wife was getting old and he wanted a
younger one. And this is scarcely
more contemptible than the motives
that secretly prompt the majority of
the people who break this sacred tie.
In some form or other it is almost al
ways selflove. People whine and say:
"We are not happy!" Well, in the
name of God, be happy! You have as
good a chance as the vast majority.
Nine out of ten of the couples that
have at last achieved contentment
have won it against exactly the same
sort of odds which you are encounter
ing. "A right to be happy!" One gets
tired of this childish plaint. What
most people want of life is happiness
without effort. What most people
seek in marriage is the adoration and
slavery of the person whom they
marry. Men marry women to have
them purr and caress and coddle them.
Women marry men to have them dress
find pet and flatter them. Untrained
to high moral obligations, insensible
to sublime ideals, incapable of self
control, they enter into the "holy"
estate of matrimony absolutely and
solely for their own pleasure. No
wonder they make shipwreck of it.
This is not true of all people who find
married life unendurable, but it most
unquestionably is true oi the vast
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A THOROLY WESTERN STORY
- OF REAL PEOPLE ,.
CHAPTER XII.Continued.
Bargain and Sale.
"Look here, Jim, don't try the
^goody-goody business on me. You
think 3'ou're mighty
"ft &-
masses, and it is not irreverent to say
that even the divine power is incap
able of making such people happy.
The trouble with nine out of ten of
all the couples who find their mar
riages unendurable is that they are
mad because the other party to the
contract is not willing to be a slave
or that they themselves are not will
ing to pull their share of the load. It
is selflove that is making marriage
the despair of the age.
If you are unhappy and desperate
take another tack. Abandon your old
scheme ,of happiness. Do not any
longer try to achieve it by attempting
to extort -it from your husband or your
wife. Try to get it by self-sacrifice.
Try to get it by giving it. Divorce will
not insure it. For you will take that
same selfish heart into another alli
ance.
But even if this is not true, even if
people have exhausted every power in
trying to make their married life a
blessingdo not disrupt it except for
that last, final and sufficient reason.
You know your present ills, but you
do not know what you are flying to.
If you cannot dwell under the same
roof, then live apart. But remember
that marriage is a sacred thing. There
is a mystery in it. A certain holiness
inheres in that strange relationship.
It carries its ow avenger in its bosom.
We may not lightly trifle wtih its au
gust nature. Think of the dangers
of divorce think of its disgrace think
of its possible regrets contemplate its
almost certain self-reproaches.
It is best to be patient and resigned.
Whatever we say, however much we
may rage and protestindividual hap
piness is not the object of existence in
thi3 life. To do one's duty is the su
preme obligation. It is right to de
sire happiness and to labor for it. But
it is sheer idiocy to be mad and fran
tic because we do not find it. There
are no marriages, or very few, where
it has not been secured by never-end
ing self-abnegation and effort. And
even where happiness (the gushing,
exuberant happiness of the rare ideal
marriages) occurs without effort it is
because those hearts were unselfish to
begin with. . .^
Of course it is a terrible thing to be
defrauded of the joy of an ideal mar
ried life. But it is a terrible, thing to
be defrauded of other joys. Whose
heart is not at certain wild moments
of desire and unreason mad with the
consciousness of the bliss we miss in
life? But this emotion is wicked and
sinful to the last degree. No matter
what we possess, there is always more
that we want. Possession does not
satiate it rather stimulates this lust
No husband
SAME OLD STORY.
@M*fo*Mi
ACTRESS BUGTherese, tell the
reporters I'm taking my milk bath.
N
pretty fast. Tour picture in the
papers is inighty handsome, and you
looked real swell in the fine clothes
up at the banker's talkin' to that girl."
' "That's another thing," said
Wheaton, still standing. "I ought to
.refuse to do anything for you after
that. Getting drunk and attacking
ttne couldn't possibly do you any good.
$t was sheer luck that you weren't
furried over to the police."
Snyder chuckled.
"That old preacher gave me a pretty
hard jar."
"You ought to be jarred. You're no
^ good. You haven't even been success-
' ful in your particular line of business."
* "There ain't nothing against - me
Anywhere," said Snyder, doggedly.
*- "I have different information," said
||Vheaton, blandly. "There was the
matter of that poatofflce robbery in
Michigan attempted bank robbery in
:that
and a little things
' oh
sort thr u the country
that make a pretty ugly list. But
they say you're not very strong in that
profession." He smiled an unpleas
ant smile.
_. Snyder drew his feet from the table
ilgtfid jumped up with an oath.
# "Look here, Jim, if you ain't playin'
Square with me"
Br- "I intend playing more than square
'ivith you, but I want you to know that
,1 am not d of you I've taken the
troublhavoafraikg
e t loo you up. The Pinker
ons e lon memories," he said,
significantly.
j^Snyder was visibly impressed, and
.wheaton made haste to follow up his
Advantage.
^ "You've got to get away from here,
Billy, and be in a hurry about it. How
much money have you?"
"Not a red cent."
"What became Of that money Mr.
JSaxton gave you?"
*- "Well, to tell the truth I owed a few
little bills back at Great River and
/?$ settled up, like any square man
*ould." *- "If you told the truth, you'd say you
"Arank up what you hadn't gambled
f&way." Wheaton moved .toward the
"At eight to-uxorrtm nl*W -
of,
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P-TO-THE-MINUTE FASHIONS . . . - .
A Daily Hint of Practical Value
to Journal Readers of the -
Pair Sex. *y-,
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 The Journal.. The
models are all in good style, pretty
and original in effect and not too
elaborate for the ambitious amateur
to reproduce.
GIRXi'S BOX PLAITED SUSPENDER
COSTUME 4605
Consisting of Box Plaited Guifhpe and
Skirt With Suspenders.
Suspender frocks make one of the
latest novelties for little girls and are
exceedingly charming. This one is
made with a box plaited guimpe of
white lawn, while the dress itself is of
rose colored cashmere, stiched with
corticelli silk, and is delightful in color
as well as style, but the design can be
reproduced in any of the season's ma
terials, in any shade that may be pre
ferred. The suspenders, which make
the essential characteristic, are de
lightfully childish in effect and also
serve to keep the skirt in place.
The dress consists of the guimpe,
skirt and suspenders. The guimpe is
laid, in box plaits that are stitched at
each edge and is closed invisibly be
neath the one at the center of the
back. The sleeves are plaited above
the elbows, but soft and full below.
The skirt is straight and laid in box
plaits whose edges meet at the belt
and flare apart slightly as they ap
proach the lower edge. The suspend
ers are made in two sections each, the
back ones cut in points that overlap
the front, and are attached to the belt
by means of buttons.
' The quantity of material required for the me
dium size (10 years) is 4& yards, 21 inches
wide 3% yards, 27 inches wide, or 2 ^ yards,
44 inches wide, with 1% yards, 38 inches wide,
for suimpe.
The pattern, 4605, is cut in sizes for girls ot
6, 8, 10 and 12 years of a*ge.
In ordering pattern fill in this
coupon:
$
tand no wife has all the
traits Ave covet. No man's wife is so
young and beautiful and brilliant but
that, if his heart is wrong, he may not
in his neighbor's home see a youth or
a beauty or a brilliance that shall
make him feel that he has been de
frauded.
Quiet acceptance, patient endurance,
submissive resignationthese are the
best.
PATTERN NO.
Size Name .,
Address
^
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 perfectly proportioned man
should weigh twenty-eight pounds for
every foot of his height. " ' '
The first public library in modern
Europe was founded in Florence in
the Fifteenth century.
ANC E
BT MEREDITH NICHOLSON
"Make it two hundred, Jim," whined
Snyder.
Wheaton paused in the door Snyder
had followed him. They were the
same height as they stood up together.
"That's too much money to trust
you with."
"The more money the farther I c v
get," pleaded Snyder.
"I'll be here at eight to-morrow
evening," said Wheaton, "and you
stay here until I come."
"Give me a dollar on account. I
haven't a cent."
"You're better off that way I want
to find you sober to-morrow night."
He went out and closed the door
after him.
Two or three men who were sitting
in the office below eyed Wheaton curi
ously as he went out. The thought
that they - might recognize him from
his portraits in the papers pleased
him.
He retraced his steps from the hotel
and boarded a car filled with people
of the laboring class who were return
ing from an outing in the suburbs.
They were making merry in a strange
tongue, and their-boisterous mirth was
an offense to him. He was a gentle
man of position returning'from an er
rand of philanthropy, and he remained
on the platform, where the at
mosphere was purer than that within,
which was contaminated l the rough
young Swedes and their yellow-haired
sweethearts. When he reached the
Bachelors' the dozing Chinaman told
him that all the others were out. He
went to his room and spent the rest
of the evening reading a novel which
he had heard Evelyn Porter mention
the night that he had dined at her
house.
The next day he bought a ticket to
Spokane, and drew $100 from his ac
count in the bank. He went at 8.
o'clock to the Occidental to keep his
appointment, and found Snyder
patiently waiting for him in the hotel
office, holding a shabby valise between
his knees.
"You'll have to pay my bill before
I take this out," said Snyder grinning,
and Wheaton gave htm money and
waited while he paid at the counter.
The proprietor recognized Wheaton
and nodded to him. Questions were
not asked at the Occidental.
At' the railway station Wheaton
stepped, inside the door and pulled two
sealed envelops from his pocket.
, "Here's your ticket, and here's your
smoothgettlnyou're
and
inighty good and you're
Copyright, 1903, by Bobbs-Merrill Co.
moneyl The ticket's good -thru to
Spokane and 'that's your train, the
first one in the shed. Now I want
you to understand that this is the last
time, Billy you've got to work and
make your own -living. I can't do
anything more for you * and what's
more, I won't."
"All right, Jin*,"1
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WEATHER PREDICTIONS- $ * . *
' sBU -FOR'" ' THE ^ORTlMsT'
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For Minneapolis and Vicinity: JTaJr to-night and Tuesday jol ware
tO-night. - - . -.'A'..,. *MK*.:3r.3*. . - ^, . w .*,- ... - -.-*"./
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-.', Weather Now ^ d Then-^Minlmum temperature to-day, 22 degrees: a
year ago, 28 degrees. ' -''y-^. '.V,:,^ '.'-.'. '.^/'V
!'. ^WnneSdta^-Qenerally fair to-night and Tuesday .colde* to^niglit, with
cpld wayfe in east portion brisk northwest winds.
WisconsinFair fp-pight and Tuesday, cold *rave brisk to high north-
west winds. ".
IowaPair to-night and Tuesday colder " cold ware in east portion
brisk northwest winds.
North and South DakotaPartly cloudy to-night and Tuesday colder
to-night northerly wirjids... ' -', .
. * MontanaProbably rain or snow to-night and Tuesday variable winds.
Upper MichiganThreatening, with snow to-night and near Lake Supe-
rior Tuesday cold wave high northwest winds.
i . : WEATHER CONDITIONS.
Thi:morning?s temperatures, are moderately high for the season In the
Lake region, eastern jMinnesota and Ohio, being from 24 degrees to 36 de-
grees they are falling 'rapidly in the British possessions, with 12 degrees
reported at Winnipeg and 14 degrees at Prince Albert. There has been
light precipitation durhj* the past twenty-four hours In the Ohio valley, the
northern iar of the. "take.region, Manitoba, western Montana and on the
north Pacific coast, and. snow was still falling.this morning at Sault Ste. Marie,
Houghton and Helen as T. S. OUTRAM, Section Director.
v MINIMUM TEMPERATURES.
Observations taken at 8 a, m., seventy-fifth meridian time. Minimum
temperatures in last twenty-four hours.
Minneapolis ...*......... 82
St Louis , S2
Buffalo ,...,.'.,........ 30
Chicago
: ....v. 2 6
Duluth 22
Calgary. Alberta 14
Edmonton, Alberta 14
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan 16
Swift Current, Assiniboia 6
Winnipeg-, Man ..-."..'. 12
Kansas City , ' 40
Omaha .". 20
Huron 2
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"Fear ye not," for they were troubled1
"news of peace "and Joy I bring
For to-night In David's city Christ is born,
your Lord and King.""
As be spoke, adown the heavens, borne as
on the ocean's swell, .
Angel forms came floating nearer,1!
voices' rose and fell
"Unto God the highest' glory. Peace on
earth. To men good will,"
Pealed the anthem that trlumphat echoes
down the ages still.
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IF.Y0U DO NOT KNOW
YOU OUGHT TO KNOW
THAT ---si
There are ld,tiOv$ He&t tlfiits in a
pound of average coal, a chunk as big
as a man's fist, which if properly ex
panded""wiil giv~a fraction over"'236
horse power. The trouble is that we
have not devised the means of,
tracting its fullest . power. , That
pound of coal will do'as much workr
always .if properly expanded- as 100
men putting forth their miglitiest'ef
fort~ for four minutes' time - '"
The assets of the fire and marine
insurance companies* of this country
and the'foreign companies doing busi
ness under United^, States branches
aggregate $321,000 and over with a
total capital of $54,202,000. Their
total disbursements were $164,400,000,
and their total receipts $176,100,000.
The policyholders get about $1 re
turn for fire losses" to. every' $3 paid
in premiums.
Our average man.wears out'nearly
two' inches of shoe leather in a year.
Some crank has estimated that if a
man had shoes made to last =him a
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have been much better, .
said Snyder. "You
won't ever loseanything.b helping me
along. You're in big7
luck and it ain' t
going to hurt you" to^ve-me'a little
boost now and^then." . i .-
"This is the last.time V said Wheaton,
firmly, angry at Snyder's hint for fur
ther assistance.. * ' ,'
Snyder put out his 'hand* ~
"Good-by, Jim," he said.
"Good-by, Billy.".
"Wheaton stood'inside the station
and watched the-man*cross the elec
tric-lighted platform, show his ticket
at the gate, and.walk to the train. He
still waited, watching the car which
the man boarded, until the train rolled
out into the night. -
CHAPTER XIU.
The GM That Tries Hard. S
The Girl That Tries. Hard was giv
ing a dance at the Country club. The
Girl That Tries Hard was otherwise
Mabel Margrave, wherein lay the only
point of difference between = herself
and other Girls That Try Hard.,There
was hardly room in Clarkson for
cliques and yet one often heard/the
expression -'Mabel Margrave and ".her
set" and this indicated that Mabel
Margrave had a following and that to
some extent she was a leader. - She
prided herself on doing things differ
ently, which Is what The Girl That
Tries Hard is forever doing every
where. She was the only girl hV^the
town that gave dinners at the Clark
son club and while these functions
were not necessarily a shock to the
Clarkson moral sense, yet the first of
these entertainments, at which Mabel
Margrave danced a skirt dance at the
end' of the dinner, caused talk in* con
servative circles. It might be assumed
that Mabel's father and mother-could
have, checked her exuberance, but the
fact was that Mabel's parents wielde~d
little influence in their own household.
Timothy Margrave was Dusy'with his
railroad and his wife was- a timid,
shrinking person, who viewed' her
daughter's social performances with
wonder and admiration. It would
Moorhead .........* 2
Bismarck , - 8
New York sg
Washington - , , 34
Jacksonville 35
New Orleans ,, .*..." 40
-Helena .o
Miles City U
Denver sg
El Paso g2
Portland 4
San Francisco ..' 49
Los Angeles 4$
THE FIRST CHRISTMAS EVE
"_?'*''' (Prize
Agnes Churchill Lacy (age
It was midnight on the-r hilltop, and the
flie was dim and. Jow^
While the weary shephqrd^slumbered round
the embers' dying"'glow,
When a light shone round about them,
brighter far than light of day.
And they saw an angel standing In Its pure
and living ray. -
He was dressed in white apparel and his
face was gravely sweet,
And be spake unto them gently as they
bowed them at his feet.
Poem.) - * ""
15), in December St. Nicholas. -^
As the angel-vlsion vanished and the sons
grew faint and far,
Clear, and radiant in the heavens steadfast
shone the guiding star
Then they traveled on and onward till they
reached the lonely shed
Where the King of all the nations In a
manger laid his head.
And the night was hushed and holy, while
the star shone over them,
And the angel-song rang softly, ."Christ Is
born In Bethlehem."
Nineteen hundred%ears have fleeted since
the shepherds heard that song.
Since Judea's hills were brightened by the.
presence of that throng
But adown the distant ages, when the
Christmas-time draws near,
And our hearths.a.nd homes are brightened
with the Christmas warmth and
cheer "
When* our hearts with love grow wanner
as the light glows in a gem
Softly steals the angels' message, "Christ
is born in Bethlehem." .
angel
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life' time they would have to have
1 soles nearly nine feet ithick.
QUITE TRUE.
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"D'youse believe dat he who hest*
tates.ls lost?"
"Yep-If he hesitates In front oft
automobile."
fo
r
she had not tried. ,so,,hard, but this
was something thatishe did not un
derstand, and there ,was no one to
teach her. She 'derived an immense
pleasure from her father's private car,
in which she had been over most of
the United States, and had gone even
to Mexico. In the Margrave house
hold it was always spoken of as "the
car." Its cook and porter were kept
on the pay' roll of the company, but
when' they were not on active service
in the car, one of them drove the
Margrave carriage and the other
opened the Margrave front door.
The Margrave house was one of the
handsomest in Clarkson. Margrave
had - hot coursed in the orbits of lu
minaries greater than himself without
acquiring wisdom. When he built a
house he turned the whole matter over
to a Boston* architect wjth instructions
to go ahead just as if a gentleman had
employed him lie* did not .want .a
house which his neighbors could say
was exactly what any one would ex
pect of the Margraves. Clarkson was
proud of the Margrave, house, which
was better than the Sorter house, tho
it lacked the setting, of the Porter
grounds,. The . architect had done
everything Margrave kept his own
hands off and sent his wife and Mabel
abroad to stay, until It was ready for
occupancy,. Wh en the house was near
ly completed Margrave took. Warry
Raridan up to see it and display with
pride a large and handsomely fur
nished library wh&se ample shelves
were-^devoid of liooks.
Mabel iaf
possible, the church of her baptism.
There had been no other Roman Cath
olics, at her school the Episcopal
church was the official spiritual chan
nel of Tyringham and she brought
home a pretty Anglican prayer books,
and attended early masses with her
mother only to the end that she
might go later to the services of
St. Paul's, to the scandal of Father
Donovan, and somewhat to the sneak
ing delight of her father. Mar
grave held that religion of what
ever kind was a matter for women,
and that they were entitled to their
whim about it.
Tyringham is, it is well known, a
place where girls ,of the proper in
stinct and spirit acquire a manner that
is everywhere unmistakable. Mabel'
had given new grace and impressive
ness to Tyringham .itself she touched
nothing that she did not improve, and
she came home with an ambition to
give tone to Clarkson society.' A great
phrase with Mabel was the men this
did not mean the genus homo in any.
philosophical abstraction, but certain
young gentlemen that followed much
in her. train. There were a few young
wornen who were much in Mabel's
company and who conscientiously imi
tated Mabel's ways. All the devices
and desires of Mabel's heart tended
toward one consummation, and that
was the destruction of monotony.
' Mabel had announced" to a few of
her cronies that she would show Ev
elyn Porter how things were done,
and as the Country club Was new, she
chose it as\the place for her exhibi
tion. Mabel was two years older than
Evelyn they had never been more
than casually acquainted, and now
that Evelyn's college days were over
Mabel had "finished" several years be
foreand were to live in the same
town, it seemed expedient to the older
girl to take the initiative, to the end
that their respective'positions, in the
community might be definitely fixed.
Evelyn's .name carried far more, pres
tige than Mabel's the Margraves had
not been in the Clarkson Blue Book
at all until Mabel came home from
school and demonstrated her right to
enlistment among the elect.
She dressed herself as sumptuously
as. she dared for, a morning call and
drove the highest trap that Clarkson
had ever seen up Porter. Hill. The
man beside her was the only correctly
liveried adjunct of any Clarkson stable
at least this was Mabel's opinion.
Whatever people said of Mabel and
her ways, they* could not deny that
her clothes wete good, tho they were
usually a trifle pronounced in color
and cut. She wore about \ her neck a"
long, thin chain from which dangled
a silver heart. Mabel's was the larg
est that could be found at any Chicago
jeweler's. Its purpose in Mabel's case
was to convey to tlje curious the im
pression that there was a photograph
of a young man inside. This was no
fraud on MabeFs part, for she carried
In tjpda trinket the photograph of a
f
"Now. Wary.'^he said, T want books
for, this house and I want 'em right.
I never read any books, and I never
expect to, and I guess the rest of the
family ain't very . literary either. I
want you. to fill these shelves,. a,nd I
don't want trash. Aire you oh?"
The situation appealed to Warry and
he had given his best attention to
Margrave's request.'- He took his time
and bought a - representative, library
in good bindings. As Mrs. Margrave
-was a Roman.Catholic, Warry thought
it well., that, .thgojogical literature
should be represented. Mrs. Mar
grave's parish priest, dining early-at
the new home, contemplated the
"libery," as its owner called It, with
amazement.
"Ain't they air there. Father Dono-
van?" asked Margrave. "I hope you
like my selection." '
"Couldn't be better/* declared :the
priest, "if I'd picked them myself."
He, had taken down a volume, of a
rare edition of Cornelius a Iiapide and
passed his hand over the Latin title
page -with a scholar's satisfaction.
Mabel had declined to go to the
convent which her mother selected for
"her: convents were -not fashionable
and she TierseK selected Tyringham
because she had once met a Tyring
ham graduate who was the most
"stylish" girl she had ever seen. Since
her return from sohool she had found
It convenient to abandon* as far aa
i^W%.^^: "U^& DECEMBER 21, 1903.^ ,^*%f vj^. _ .
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THE,SQM)EN RULE AS THEIR PLATFORM
Th "Christian*' Party Issues a Call
for a. National Convention to
HS3^' Be- Held in May. ?*?*~'-
Chattanooga, Tenn., Dec. 21.The
Christian party has issued a call for
its national mass convention to be held
in St. Louis, on May 1 and 2, to nomi
nate a candidate for president.
The1*
*-
call is signed by William Ru
dolph Benkert,-chairman of the na
tional executive United Christian par
ty. The partjr.was organized July 4,
1890, at Des Moines, Iowa. Benkert
Is president- of the organization and
Rev. C. H. Thomas of Chicago is vice
president.
The. call is, as ^follows :^
To all .the people,.who believe that
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August Benson \p, Louise M. Uessel, lot 1,
block 2, Boulevard'addition, $1,000.
Susie E. Curtis and husband to Otto P. Setz
ler, in section 17-119-21, $2,400.
Henry Curtis and wife to Otto P. Setaler,-in
section 8-119-21, $1,200.
Oscar M. Farnham to Kate M. Farnham, lot 10.
block 1, Farohaiw's third addition, $150.
Kate M. Farnham to Oscar M. Farnham lot
18, block. 1, Famham's addition, $150.
Alice A. Hall to Emma L. Bennett, part of lot
80, block 4. Bldgewood addition, $5,000.
R. C. Jamison to Jofeph F. Moore, part of lot
19, block 60, St, Anthony Falls. $750.
William H. Johnson and wife to August Ben
son, lot 1, block 2, Boulevard addition, $1,000.
Mary-A. Kelly and husband to. Sarah C. Nicoll,
lots.9 and 10, block 3. .Baker's addition, $800.
John Krause and wife to Ida Schock, lots 12
and 18. block 2r supplement to Crepeau's addi
tion, $250. .
Elijah D. Mansfield to Cora F. Wright, lot 9,
block 5, Baker's second addition,. $3,000.
Herman F. Tischer and wife to University
Catholic association, lot 8, - B. F. Tuttle's addi
tion. $4,000. "
Western Realty company to Emma Mann, lot
27, block 2, Fair Ground addition, $350.
Nine minor deeds, $169.54.
Total, 22 deeds, $20 219.54.
- war and unnecessary . burdensome*
taxation should cease, and the peo
ple should unite and henceforth de-
, mand a direct vote of the people on
all questions of vital importance,
and that Christ's Golden Rule
should be applied to all government
by and for the people:
' You are hereby caljed together in
His name in national and* international
mass convention, in Convention hall,
at the world's fair, St. Louis, Mo.,
U. S. A., May 1 and 2, 1904, for the
purpose of economic discussion and
peace on earth in the name and spirit
of Jesus Christ, and to further accom
plish this great purpose by recom
mending or nominating candidates for
president and vice president of the
United States on a world-wide plat
form.
MMIWiMM, WW1
BUYING, SELLING
AND BUILDING
BEAL ESTATE TKAN8FEES.
CARRIERS CAN'T ..
FIND ST. NICK
Santa Moves and Much of His Mail
Goes to the Dead Letter
Office.
New York, Dec. 21.Letters ad
dressed by children to Santa Claus -
are reaching the postoffice here in
larger numbers this year than ever
before. They come from all parts of
the country, even Alaska.
The childish petitions are carefully
set aside, and will be forwarded to the
dead letter office at Washington. The
collection will weigh at least a ton,
and is double the quantity, received
in any previous year.
The first play given in France was
"Cleopatra," in 1552.
A cubic foot of new fallen snow
weighs 5% pounds on the average
,and has twelve times the bulk of an
equal weight of water.
ERMINE AND BABY LAMB.
Baby lamb, as soft and pliable as velvet, fashions this coat. The cut Is
similar to that seen in cloth garments, there being a slight blouse gathered
into the belt, which, in this instance, is formed of handsome cords and passe-
menterie. The collar vand broad revers are of ermine, which likewise forms
the cuffs. The black velvet tricorne turban has*an underbrim of miniver,
which tones in well with the ermine on the coat. A band of moire ribbon
makes a simple trimming, and a huge bow of the same finishes the back.
popular actor, whose .pictures were
purchasable - anywhere in -the country
at 25 cents each. While Mabel waited
for Evelyn to appear, she threw open'
her new driving coat, w
the season a trifle, and studied " the
furnishings of the Porter parlor, criti
cising them adversely She was not
clear in her mind whether she should
call Evelyn "Miss Porter" or not.
Clarkson people usually said "Evelyn
Porter" when speaking of her. In
Mabel's own /case" .they all said
"Mabel." -
When Evelyn came into the parlor
she seemed very tall to Mabel, and
impulse solved the problem of how
to address.her.
"Good morning, Miss Porter."
She gave het hand to Evelyn, thrust
ing it oiit^ straight
hanging back from
plained Evelyn. "She's asked us to go
coaching with her to the Country
club and have supper there and I took
the liberty of accepting for you."
"What's she like?" asked Annie.
"Tyringham," said Evelyn suc
cinctly.*
"Oh! your words affect me strange
ly, childi" drawled Belle, casting up
her eyes in a pretended imitation of
the Tyringham manner.
"How-are her. a-s?" asked Annie.
- "Broader than the Atlantic. I
think she wants to patronize.me.
She's a real Tyringham in that she
thinks us college women very slow."
"Well, they do have a style," said
Belle, sighing. "You can always tell
one of Miss Alton's girls."
"Yes, there's no doubt about that,"
retorted Annie coolly. She had taken .
her education* seriously and was dis
posed to look down upon the product
of fashionable "boarding schools.
"Cheer up^ The worst is yet to
come," declared Evelyn. "You'd bet
ter not encourage the idea here that
we are different from young women
of any other sort. I've got to live
here! I'm going to be pretty lonely,
too, the first thing you know, after - ,
you desert me." -
"You'll have plenty of chances to ,
root for the college," suggested
Belle. "You won't have any
thing like . the time I'll have. In -*^
Virginia we have traditions that *^
I've, got to reconcile myself to, in 'y'r
some way out here, you can start .-
even." *
hic h forced
her,if
yet
Jitbeforey archl as " in
rebuke of her. own- forwardness. This
was decidedly . Tyringhamesque, and
was only one of the many amiable and
useful-things *she had learned at Miss
Alton's school.-
Mabel sat up very straight in her
chair when she talked, and played
with the ^silver heart.
. "I didn't ask for the others, as
it's a-wretchedly indecent hour to be
making a call." -
*Oh the girls jaVe up and about,"
said Evelyn.- . "I shall' be- glad"
"Oh,- please don't -trouble to call
them! I came on an errand. You
know the Country club has just tak
en a new-'-lease of life. Have you
been . out yet? It's a bit crude"
this phrase was taught as a separate
course at "Tyringham"but there's
the making of a.-lovely place, there."
, "Yes, .I've barely seen it. I went
out the other day-to look at the golf
course. The - golf wave seems to be
sweeping the country." ...
"Do.-.yeu play?-"- - - ... --^.'..
. "A .tittle we had / a course near
the college that we used."
"You college girls^are awfully ath
letic. - I'm crazy about golf. I thought
it might ^be. good .sport to ask a few
girls and some of the men to go to
the Club.' for supperwe really
couldn't have-dinner .there, you know.
This - heavenly weather won't last al
ways. , We'll get a drag and Captain
Wheelock''will see that I don't drive
you into ' tr6uble. He's a very safe
whip, you know, if I'm not and we'll
come back in the moonlight. This
includes your guests, of course."
"That will be delightful," said
Evelyn.
v I m sure we'll all-b e glad
to go. -I'm anxious to have the girls
see as much as possible. I want them
4o~ be -favorably impressed, and this
will be - an event." -
. When Mabel, had taken herself off,
Evelyn returned to the fbwer where
Belle" Marshall and Annie Warren
awaited her. These young women were
lounging in the low window seat ex
changing reminiscences of college
f I t was Mabel-'Margrave," ex-
"Yes, and we have the Tyringham . -
type, and a few of the convent sort, - ^
and. a few of the co-eds to combat." '--f-
"Well, there's nothing so radically "V^
wrong with the co-eds, is there?" '-,
asked Annie, who believed in educa- ~J\
tion for its. own sake. __ -
"Only the ones that want to go in - *
for politics and that sort of thing. 1-
There's a ladyI said ladydoctor of
philosophy here In town who casually i.^- \
invited me to become a candidate for \M,
school commissioner a few weeks i%?
ago. 'M
"I'm not sure that you oughtn't toi.i
have done it," said Annie, "assuming^ |*
that you declined. It would haveg* ?
been a good stroke for alma mater.". .%*-
"No that's what it wouldn't have ^.
been," said Evelyn seriously. "If you}^
and I believe that college education is^d
good for women, we'd better suppress 8f
this .notion that's abroad in the world^
that college .makes a woman different.^
I hold tteat we're not necessarily un^
like our sisters of the convent, or thg*
Tyringham teach-you-how-to-enter-a-Js*
room variety." Evelyn drew herself f
up with an oratorical gesture and in-i%S
flection. "I'm here to'defend my rightsf^
as a human being" - f^ '
"You will be hit with a pillow in a ' * -
minute," remarked Belle, rising and v j '
preparing to make her threat good. " " 4 "
"Let's talk about" what to wear to- [ -
LiadyTyringham's party." r ' f
(To be continued to-morrow.) .
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