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PASTORS ARE URGED
TO AID IN CLEAN-UP Local Committee Asks for Pulpit Pleas Sunday in City-Wide Campaign. Notices were sent out by the clean city committee today to pastor? of Wash ington churches urging them to call at tention to the city cleaning eampaign in heir sermons rw-xt Sunday. This plan was followed last year and 'lie year before, audi ha* proved an ef fective method of impressing upon a irge representation of the capital's citi zenship th? importance of city-wide co operation in th* fight on filth and dis ease. One \\ff-ii from toda> the campaign will b. formally launched, but hundreds I of householders already have cleaned the'i premises. imi the work of improv ing local ?:initary conditions is fairly under way. There will 1?? meetings this week of th? committees appointed by the various citizens' asso.-iatfons to supervise the clean-up work in the territories over which they have jurisdiction. The com mittees later will report to the central clean-up organization as to the amount of trash removed. The hist half hour on this week's school calendar, prior to adjournment for th?- Caster holidays, will t?e dex'oted to a discussion of the part school chil dren are expected to play in the cam paign. Th? discussion will be led by the principal in each school. Tonight the central committee will m.ike !:nal plans for the big sanitary un dertaking :?r a meeting to be held in the rooms of the Hoard of Trad'-. It is un <!? rstood that donations to the clean-up fund are about S7.~ short of ti e amount estimated as necessary. '"oi.tributions should be sent to Mrs. ? *h irlton M. "'lark, chairman of the finance commit i ?<. at .'I.VUi Warder street northwest. New Schedule for Ash Collection. ?*ity cleaning week. A.uil 1.?. to IS, will He marked by the inaugural of a new schedule f?-r collection of ashes. At the present time a w-ekly eoiieetitn service Is maintained i: tlv ? ilt-up portions of the city a ltd a twi?-e-:?-week service in tbe suburban sections. Beginning Thurs day. April 1 ??. the service will be weekly throughout the entile collection area. Notices ar*1 now being pr?*par?*d by James W. Beau, who lias the ash collection con : act. which will be sent to householders informing them on what days the ash man will call A new weekly refuse collection service will go into effect April L'T. Changes in the existing schedule have bee 1 decided i;>on. with the object of rendering a more perfect service during the rush seasons. In a letter to J. W. Paxton. superin tendent of street cleaning, Michael R. Heady. refuse contractor, states that much of the success of the clean-up cam paign will depead upon the extent to which citizens co-operate with the con tractor. Asks Householders' Aid. "We are now about ready to enter a npring house-cleaning crusade," states Mr. Ready, "and if the householders will make their refuse easily accessible on 4 oilection days and conform with the regulations regarding the kind of ma terial the collector is to collect instead of offering him a tin roof, oyster shells, old boilers, bricks or other outlandish things. I will be enabled to render a first class service. "One householder handed a collector a broom to sweep the yard while she went into the house to get him a slice of bread. This is what we have been trying to break up for the last four years. My advice is for the householder not to give the collector any tips. He gets his salary l'or the work, and when he gets a tip I c;et a tin roof or some other foreign ma terial which hinders the collection serv ice." COMMUNICATION BY BADIO. U. S. Naval Station in Samoa to Have Wireless. Samoa, with its naval station in Pago Pago, is the latest outlying possession of the I'nited States to be brought within communication by radio. The Germans are preparing a high power radio station on the neighboring island of Apia, and the Navy Depart ment has recently sent the material for the installation of a station on our own possessions. The work is one of considerable diffi culty. as all the machinery must be car ried by native labor up the side of an a'.most perpendicular cliff to the top of a hiuh ridge. It is expected to make this one of the bain of hi^h-power stations by which the department wil' be able to com municate vlth its ships in all parts of the ^ orld. The proposed station will be only ?owerful enough, however, to communi . *e with Suva Fiji, from which point re is ? abb communication with the r."nited States and Asia. Fire destroyed the barn and outbuild n?s on tli- farm of William Wilson, near Barclay. Md. Mr. Wilson lost all his ? ii.ing implements and four tons of i>. but was able to save his stock. EDUCATIONAL i\ w ?SCHOOL OP ISAAC PITMAN SHORTHAND 1419 F ?t. n.w. S to 10 P-tB. MISS KT11KL GARRETT JOHNSTON cf New Kngl: nd O'ns^rvat^ry and Berlin. Cooc'-irt. piano lesaon*. accompanying. 140fi Glrard wt. Ph?ne fyinm W T 12* Learn how to speak. A prac- t Herman *?'??! Little gnumar. 111 Small < .a?.-"*s. Two evening?: .? week. *1 a month. Great help for those who j tuieul to vltlt Germany. l*artlculars. li"X ?40. S * ? 1 Tin. MISSKS EASTMANS" SCHOOL r??U GIHLS. Regular grades ;<ml gr..?i'iate courgee. *yrt;e j for catalogue. l.'Mi" Tr.. n.w Phorr V 4813. : Wood'sCorr.mercia'.Scfoool: SHORTHAND. TV PI A IIITING. BOOKKEEPINO. 311 Eaat Capttol s' I'tvne Lin?-n. 38. 2>rb ya* Mrs. Emily Freeh Barnes. SINGING. ELOCUTION. 143 11th *t. n.e. I'll, Linen. 173>. PRIVATE TUITION. Addrvs. L S. TILTOS ;?> Church *t n.w. Ph??n?> North Washington Business AfiO CIVIL SRRVICF. SCHOOL. 1317 N Y Dt. M. 4.'io4 W. <\ PCiTFET Pr?n THE DRILLERY, lloo NK\Y Y??RK AVKNIT pitman ami grkgg shorthand. rol l H AM. si'.HI typewriting. P.I SiM-.Sv ami ? "IV1 L sekvkk . oi uses. STUDENT* tutl?RKL> In ALGEBRA. QW)M ?-lr\. Latiu a:.<l to nmiuialu standing hvm-s. a:. ?M-liuol methods. Mis# SARAH I EW IN. 1313 N -?t WALTER T. MOLT, ! School of Mandolin. Gaitnr and Baajo. F.HiafcI>-te1 i?*4. Weekly pra. :i-e wllh the Kordlca Clnba ' Telephone Connect!-.na. K*nnl* <-?jr 11th and G sta. nw Strayer's Business College, old MASONIC TEMPI K. t*tl* and V STS. ! S';- t ;>i. Tyi'?*w ii.ng. B?>??kkeeping Civil Ser?- ' Ir. liT .lunl iii!*?H?*?J?>n. Cntx.ogue fr?e. j HALL-NOYES SCHOOlT | U<-af ; ir a <1 ?pe.-1al courbea l?r ^raUaatloa. tlK.rough -gi preparation. Eog.?i>n t> for clgiiers a bp*'clalty. Catalogues. I?hon? Main :<??77. 221 K at. n.w. Steward's Business College and Civil Sci vice School, Brentano hide.. I2th an?1 F ?t?. o w OUT OF WASHINGTON. mom UOSI-. A SKLKCT 1'RIVATK SCHOOL foe girl-. -?u0 i?ma 11 *n?ry; loca ? un Jtfllirhtful. b'allliful part ??f Mary terrus moderate. Miba I1AKUY. lli?b laud. Md. YOU KNOW IT ALWAYS RAINS IN APRIL &t>o OX** ' 34* -?m*37ooc bp Cru* u* Asv% 4/**^ ^2^ Utar'itM~?7 (Ok, zAa a, *>L ~(.m*KJ t^tXtvu. VMvo a* ur&~i Urrnvt rrt^ fit * /?_/. ?. a?v,?wrc'jne esw *twnkj?i6 ; mb oofemt -to t our fnonev ?m ^ bank, mo savc ir. weve spsnt igooo fr* Two wtenv <jet?s yropfsnq s*xe ?r ppr- ? ft^*?r>r? d*v. ,\ a '* mm jla *jp? l*v**f-0e vwm rt&kt. *h6<w5 'vovninfe lite savihfc >dor. co?n por. a r-<vfmv t>?v "Bud" Fisher Negro Held for Shooting Brother?Miss Shirley C. Mason to Wed. His Special < of Tlie Stur. ROCKVILLE. Md.. April 6. 1914. A quarrel over a trivial matter re sulted in the shooting yesterday after noon Oil the farm of Charles Veirs, three miles from Rockvtlle. of Sam uel Brown, a young negro. by his brother. Grafton Brown. The wounded man Is in a serious condition in a Washington hospital, where he was taken soon alter being shot, and the brother, who came to Roekville and pave himself up. is in jail here with a charge of assault with intent to kill against him. The shooting occurred at a tenant house on the Veirs farm. Following the disagreement, it is said tiiat Graf ton went upstairs and procured a shot gun and. returning:, followed his nnlv V", '.nto tlle >ard and "'hen onlj about twenty feet away dis charged the gun, the contents entering Rf?.wmher? s,ide and abdomen. A W physician was immediately ?^fter r?ndering first aid hS If ^ ii. "le man be sent to a brot^- ,7 t p.rl,8?ner claims that his in^ self-defense 3mi that he shot nf*thil' ^,"d M/s Willi? Pinckney Mason of this place have issued invitations to th.> r of thr!r daughter. Miss Shirley arter Majion, and Alexander Fullerton Prescott. Jr.. of Xorbeck, the marriage ct ^v.P re V Poon' April Mount Ington t-piscopal- Church. Wash Tax Committee Appointea. The committee of seven named in the I special taxing act for Friendship Heights, this county, recently passed by the legis iature. failing to qualify within ten days i from the enactment of the law, as speci fied in the measure, the county commis- ! sioners. as directed by the law, appointed ; a. committee, naming those specified in the aet. as follows: Henry W. Offutt, | Charles E. Roach. John W. Bogley, W. C. ! Balderston. John A. Garrett, William T Page and Emory H. Bogley. 1'r.der the act, the county commission ers will collect a special tax of not less , than lo cents nor more than 20 cents on < each *1110 of property in the village of i Friendship Heights and turn it over to the committee for use in (ocal improve merits. The county commissioners ha\'e appoint ed A. H. Osmond of Travilah a constable 1 and dog tax collector for Darnestown; district. i BRAHMAN GIRL ENDS LIFE TO SAVE FATHER DOWER Suicide Brings About Controversy [ on Subject of Early Hindu Marriages. Foreign Correspondence of The Star. CALCUTTA, March 10, 1914. The suicide of a Brahman girl, fourteen >ears old, has led to a notable contro versy on the subject of Hindu marriages. It is stated that Suchalata Devi deliber ately killed herself to save her father, a resident of Calcutta, the expense of her dower, he having agreed to pay 2,000 rupees (SdtK) on her marriage to a young law student. According to the story told in the Bengali papers, the girl, on hearing of this arrangement, soaked her clothes j in oil and set fire to them. An attempt was made to save her. and she was taken I to the Medical College Hospital, but died I shortly after her admission. j Whether the account given of her mo- ] five is correct or not. it was generally be lieved in Calcutta, and several meetings ? were held by students of the university !?. j discuss the matter. At one of them th- ] evils of child marriage, as well as the ex- ] orbltance of the dowers demanded by ? liigh-caste Bengalis from prospective' fathers-in-law. were denounced and *if the close of the debate a number of stui dents solemnly vowed never to offer them- j selves in marriage except on reasonable . terms. ; But at another meeting Saradar Char.ui Mitter. an ex-Judge of the Calcutta high court, exhorted Young Bengal not to lis ten to social reformers who objected to early marriages. He regretted that there was a tendency among the present gener ation to enter into th.- married state later in life than was the custom of their fathers, and to this was due, he argues the difficulty of finding husbands and the consequent increase in the amount of a daughter s dower. MBS. ANGELL LOSES APPEAL. Denied Eight to File Caveat Against Grandfather's Estate. The District Court of Appeals affirmed | today tne action of the lower court in denying to Mrs. Euria Groff Angell the right to tile a caveat against the estate of her grandfather. Dlller B. tiro.T. Jus tice Van Orsdel for the appellate court says that as Adam H. Groff. son of the deceased and father of Mrs. Angell. was legally alive for more than two years after the probate of the father's will, he was barred from filing a caveat and his descendants are likewise barred. Adam H. Gruff disappeared in 1908 and ids father died March S. 1K10, and the latter's will was probated .May 17, lfiio. Within one year a caveat might be filed l:,if the presumption of law that a man not heard from is dead requires the ex piration of sevent years, and before this I eriod the time to caveat had expired. NEWMAN'S RIGHT TO HOLD OFFICE MUST BE SHOWN ? Continued from Tenth Page.) trol the discretion of tlie prosecuting officer, and it was held that the discre tion as to bringing the action of quo warranto reposed in him by statute could not be controlled. In other cases a rule contrary to the latter was an nounced; but in none of the cases cited does thf .statute provide for the bring ing of the action by a person interested merely, nor does it make any provision for bringing the action upon the refusal of the proper prosecuting officer to act when requested. The learned justice below was led into this line of decision by interpreting the j words "person interested" in section 1540 j to mean a person interested personally in The office. In no case called to our atten ! tion has the expression "person inter j ested" been interpreted to mean a person j interested in the office, except possibly in ' state agt. Matthews, supra, where the | court intimated such a holding in a dis | cussion not essential to the decision of ! the case. In each instance, where it has j been held that a relator must be a citizen ! personally interested in the office, the de | cision was prompted by the express terms of the statute. Applying the same sound rule of statutory control of judicial de cision, we mu.st hold that "person inter ested" is broad enough to admit of any citizen and taxpayer of the District of Co- ; lumbia, by leave of court, exhibiting an j information in quo warranto to test the right of an officer to hold a public office. Indeed, to hold otherwise would require i us judicially to read into the statute some thing not reasonably deducible from the language employed by Congress in its enactment. The Purpose of Congress. It is proper to inquire into the purpose of Congress in the enactment of this statute. Unquestionably, it was to pro vide for a judicial determination of the right of a person to hold an office in the District of Columbia. In West Co. -agt. Lea. 174 I*. S.. 590, Chief Justiec White, discussing the construction of statutes when the text is ambiguous stated that "then the cardinal rule re- 1 quiring that we look beneath the text for the purpose of ascertaining and enforcing the intent of the lawmaker would gov ern." Or as stated in District of Colum bia agt. Brooke. 214 U. S.. i:i8: "Not only the purpose of the law must be consider ed, but the means of its administration." Congress was fully cognizant that the courts generally have held the words "a person interested" or "interested person" used in similar statutes to embrace a citizen and taxpayer. Congress, it must be assumed, realized that unless the words should be so interpreted the statute would be meaningless; for. since all officers are appointed in this District, no one. other than a citizen or taxpayer, could be "a person interested" within the contemplation of the statute. The Attorney General and the district attorney each receives his appointment from the same source from which the principal officers of the District receive theirs. There is not such independence of action as where these officers receive their commissions directly from the peo ple by public election. Confronted bv the presumption which attaches to every appointment to office, that the qualifications of the officer have been fully inquired into by the executive before the nomination is sent to the Sen ate or the appointment finally made, Con gress appreciated the delicate situation in which these officers are placed, and as sumed that naturally they would hesitate to challenge the exercise of the discretion thus imposed in the President. To Meet Local Conditions. There was reason, therefore, for Con J gress to enact a. statute out of the ordi nary and specially adapted to meet lo cal conditions. All officers in the District j of Columbia are appointed; none are I elected, as in the states. As was so clear i ly pointed out by the Minnesota court in the case of state vs. Dahl, supra, we have i here the anomaly that there cannot be i found a person qualified to assert such an ' interest in any office as would authorize j him to become relator for the enforcement ; of his private right thereto. The Com missioners are the chief administrative of j licers of the District; and Congress, in its wisdom, saw fit, for the better govern j merit of the District, to place this limita tion as to residence- in the statute. It | therefore becomes important that persons I appointed to this office shall meet fully ! the prescribed qualifications. Nor is it ! proper for the courts to treat with indlf j ference a provision of law which so vi ! tally concerns the rights of every citizen, i Inasmuch as no one could show such i an interest in an appointive office as j would permit him to bring the action i to enforce a private right, the conten I tion of respondent would not only ren der section 1540 of the code a nullity, when applied to public offices, but would repose in the executive officers of the government the power to set at naught the will of Congress and appoint to and retain in office a person disquali fied by law. Such power, as was so clearly pointed out by the Michigan court in Lamoreaux agt. Attorney Gen eral, supra, should never, except in the case of an express constitutional com mand, be upheld by the courts. We think it was to meet the possible exigency of the exercise of mistaken authority that Congress placed it with in the power of a citizen and taxpayer of this District to challenge the right of an officer to hold unlawful an office therein. The personnel of the Commis sioners is a matter of the greatest concern to every citizen and taxpayer j of the District of Columbia. We con ceive it, therefore, to be the duty of I the courts, if nossible, to so construe I the statute as to make it effective to ! afford the protection manifestly intend ed by Congress in its enactment. Question of Court Review. - This brings us to the second and less difficult question involved in this ap peal. Is tills action directed to the con trol of the discretion of the President of the United States? By the long line of decisions cited by the learned justice be low it is settled law that where an executive officer of the government is vested with discretionary power in the execution of a law the cxercice of that discretion cannot be controlled by judicial process. It is only where such an officer is charged by law with the performance of a mere m'.nisterlal act. devoid of discretion, that the courts will intervene to command its performance or restrain its violation. But relator is not seeking either to review the action of the President in making this appointment or to control his discretion. The purpose of the writ is not to compel the President to appoint a certain citizen or to define a class of citizens from which a selection shall be made. It is to inquire into an alleged mistaken conception of the law by which it is claimed that a disqualified person has been installed into a public i office. ! It may be that a trial upon the merits will disclose that no mistake was made, ? but that is a question of fact proper for ; judicial inquiry. Such a judicial inquiry is always permissible, regardless of the I source from which the officer derives his commission. "We have no officers in this I government, from the President down to j the most subordinate agent, who does not ! hold office under the law. with prescribed j duties and limited authority. And while some of these, as the President, the legis 1 lature and the judiciary, exercise powers i in some sense left to the more general i definitions necessarily incident to funda ! mental law found in the Constitution, the ! larger portion of them are the creation ! of statutory law, with duties and powers ; prescribed and limited by that law." : Floyd Acceptances, 7 Wall., 666, 676. This action is not directed against the | President. He is not a party to it, as ! would be essential were it sought to con i trol his action. 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The real question here is whether he is lawfully entitled to hold the. office, irrespective of the care exer cised by the President and Senate in selecting him. Power Under Constitution. The President has no inherent power to appoint to office. His power as to certain officers is conferred by the Constitution, and, under the same provision (Art. II, sec. 2) in the absence of congressional di rection as to the appointment of a federal officer, he would undoubtely have the power to make the appointment. But Congress may vest the power either in itself or the executive or the judicial branches of the government. It is a political power, in this instance conferred upon the chief execu tive-. "The power of nominating to the Senate and the power of appointing the person nominated are political powers, to be exercised bv the President, according to his own discretion." Marbury agt. Madison. 1 Cranch, 137, 16**. It is clear that there can be no review of the exer cise of this power so long as it is exer cised within the limitations of the law. But it is alleged it was not so exercised in making this appointment. In this in stance the executive power to appoint Commissioners of the District of Colum bia was conferred by the act of 1878, and. the power being delegated by the statute, it must be performed strictly in accordance with its provisions. The stat ute does not impose upon the President and Senate the duty of determining, from evidence taken, the qualifications of per sons to hold the office of Commissioner. They may do so or not, as they choose. But it does emphatically prohibit a non resident from holding the office. The question presented is neither political nor executive; It is legal and judicial. Hence, there is no judicial invasion of executive ^/discretion. But it is urged that t/> extend this 1 power to a citizen is equivalent tov plac ing a limitation upon the power of the President to remove an officer appointed by him. A Commissioner of the District of Columbia is appointed for a term of three years and the fixed tenure of of fice makes the office permanent. It is undoubtedly within the power of the President to remove a Commissioner of the District from office, (Parsons vs. United States. 167 U. S., 324; Shurtlcff vs. United States, 18?) U. S... 301), as it is within the power of the state to re move an officer elected to office. It hardly will be contended that it follows by analogy that, because the President has the power to remove an officer, the grant of that authority carries with it, by implication, the power to appoint to an office a person disqualified by law from holding it. The absurd conclusion sufficiently answers the proposition. The judgment is reversed with costs, and the cause is remanded for further proceedings not inconsistent with this opinion. REHEARING IS DENIED. Court of Appeals Rules on Cases of Conspirators. A rehearing was denied James J. i Fletcher, George Noble, colored, and May j King, convicted of conspiracy to defame j the wife of Fletcher, by the IHstrict Court of Appeals today. In an opinion! by Justice Robb, the court holds that J the defendants were charged, tried and j convicted not of a common law conspiracy but of a conspiracy under section 37 of the penal code and should be sentenced thereunder. The trial court imposed a sentence of five years in the penitentiary on Fletcher, threo years on Noble and two years on May King. Under the ruling of Justice Robb, the highest penalty for any one of the alleged conspirators is two years? the maximum named in section 37. In asking for a rehearing the defend ants urged they had not been tried under the penal codc because certain testimony as to an overt act woud have to be given and no overt act was proved. Other testimony permissible at such a trial, they claimed, was excluded under the charge of a common law conspiracy. Francis B. Sayre to Lecture. Francis Bowes Sayre of Williams Col lege, son-in-law of President Wilson, is to deliver an address on liis experience? at Dr. Grenfell's medical mission in Lab rador, with stereopticon pictures, at the New Willard Hotel in the small ballroom Wednesday afternoon, April 15, at 3:?0 o'clock, under the auspices of the Gren fell Association. Dr. Grenfell was Mr. Savre's best man at the White HOuse wedding last fell. 8 K i i W i i M Federal Finance By JOHN POOLE To the Business Man One of the principal functions of this bank is to deal in credit? that is to say, to loan money for the development of legitimate business enterprises. The basis for extending this credit is: Character or moral excellence. Capacity or business ability. Capital or financial means. Our banking business is based on conservative methods, combined with courteous treatment and com plete facilities. We invite the accounts of all seek ing the services of such a banking institution. s Potomac Elfotrlo Power Company and Wa?hlnir ton Gattllfcht Company bills can be paid at thin bank. TEDERAL NATIONAL BANK Southeast Corner 14th and G Streets Open Daily at 8:30 A.M. *" ?>? COAL REDUCED! BUY NOW & MAKE CERTAIN OF OBTAINING FULL REDUCTION j STANDARD QUALITY AND SERVICE j ECONOMICAL VALUE W. H. MARLOW MAIN OFFICE: 811 E ST. N.W. PHONE MAIN 311. MAKING WAR ON VICE j fine them to Moslem*. Constantinople is now ono of the chief centers of the , white slave traffic. which in locally In IIVI TURKISH HAPITAI 'he hands mainly of Ottoman Greek* 111 u,m,gi ' 1 ML- and Russian Jews. Constantinople Said to Be a Chief Center of White Slave Traffic. Foreign Cortts-pondence of The Sta; CONSTANTINOPLE. March 20. 1914. The court-martial here has recently shown considerable activity in dealing: with offenses committed by Moslems against public morality and the state religion. A few days ago three authors of brochures dealing in two cases with current Moslam morality and in one with the social position of women in Turkey were examined by the court martial. The advocate of feminist claims was acquitted, but the two free thinkers were banished to Black'sea ports. The court-martial has also ordered the expulsion from the Con stantinople district of 50 Turkish women found guilty of practicing or abetting clandestine prostitution, which, in spite or because of the veil is said to be rather frequent in so*ue Moslem quarters in the capital. Steps are also being taken against Moslem "white slave traffickers," and two Turkish women found guilty of exploiting the poverty and credulity of the distressed Turkish villagers of Thrace and selling their daughters, not, as they undertook, to respectable Moslem families, but to Egyptian houses of ill-fame, have received the rather light sentence of six months' imprisonment. It is to b? urged that the authorities take more severe measures against these traffickers, whose activity is like ly to be furthered by the great dis tress now existing, and T*ill not con COMMITTEE MAY FAVOR POTTS i Navy Captain Has Chance of Being ; Restored to Active List. If the .Senate adopts the decision of the naval affairs committee in the ease of Capt. Templin M. f'otts, T*. S. X.. retired. Capt. Potts will l?e restored to the active list of the navy with rank of rear ad miral. A poll ??f the naval committee on the bill to reinstate Capt. Potts is being completed today, and it shows that of the sixteen members of the committee eight are in favor of reporting the measure fa vorably to the Senate, and the author of the bill. Senator Chilton of West Vir ginia. is still to be heard from. Capt. Potts, was retired several months ago, following the recommendations of the "plucking board" of the navy, lie and his friends have insisted that this action was unjust to him. She Made Her Point. From th<? Buffalo- Express. "Dearie." said the young married man. "I have to go to New York on business. It will only take a day or so and I hope you won't miss me too much while I'm gone, but " "I won't," answered his young wife, positively, "because I'm going with you." "I wish you could, dear, hut it won't be convenient this time. What would you want to go for. anyhow? I'm go ing to be too busy to be with you. and " "I have to pro. I need clothes." "But. darling, you can *ret all the clothes you want right here on Euclid avenue." 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