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FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 25, 1»21.
BG9R6DOU/6 CASE AGAIN.
The Bergdoll case comes to the front again through
$ dlepa.tchea indicating that it is being given careful study
by the war department at Washington. Complicated as
it is, it appears that there may be a possibility of its solu
etion in a. manner consistent with plain right and justice.
Bergdoll, convicted of evading the draft, and een
|ten:ed and imprisoned in spite of the expenditure of vast
sums of money in his defense, escaped under circum
stances which have never been satisfactorily explained,
made his way to Canada, and. by means of falsified
I: passports, made his way to Germany, where he is said to
shave bccome naturalized as a citizen of that country.
An unsuccessful effort by unauthorized Americans to ab
duct him resulted in the imprisonment of his would-be
abductors. What the situation would have been had the
abductors succeeded in their attempt we do not know,
®but, while meriting censure just in proportion an their
j, methods were illegal, they are entitled to hearty coromen
datlon for their excellent intentions.
Now a new angle of the case appears. The United
States is still at war with Germany, and can enter into
ono ordinary negotiations with her. But Bergdoll made
8 his way into Germany by the use of a forged British
j,' passport. Britain is not at war with Germany, and she
can require an accounting for the improper use of her
passport. It may be that Bergdoll may yet be demanded
from Germany for this offenoe, and that, once in poso
't j. si on of the British authorities, he may be surrendered to
jithe United States.
For all of which let us pray.
IN THE LONG AGO.
A paragraph in the ''Thirty-five Tears Ago" column
makes mention of the fact that as long ago as 1886 a
co-operative purchasing society was organized by farm
era living in the vicinity of Ardoch. and among the names
of the organisers appears that of J. W. Scott, ot Gllby.
Because of several articles which he has written for
The Herald recently Mr. Scott has been subjected to con
siderable hammering, and he has bees charged with the
commission of ma.ny sins. Scott himself will admit that
hebas been a sinner, but he rather resents the sugges
tion that he has not been a farmer, or thst he has been
opposed to co-operation among the farmers.
He was farming in Grand Forks county thirty-five
yoars ago, and at that time was interesting himself in co
operative work. He has continued both forms of activity
until the present day, his farming, on the whole, having
proven more successful than most of his co-operative
ventures. He is still farming, and this year he intends
to crop, every acre that he can get seeded, less what he
needs for pasture and other purposes.
IS IT ME?
Tbe Herald's chance reference the other day to tbe
tact that on one occasion President Wilson used the ex
pression, "It is me," has brought forth interesting com
ment from two correspondents, Messrs. Baker and Pugh,
the former citing illustrations of the use of this form by
eminent writers, and the latter citing scholastic authority
in its defense.
The Herald's reference was merely to the tact that
even presidents occasionally make verbal slips, and other
While they are all interesting, some of Mr. Early's
examples scarcely apply, as they represent, not the writer
himself, but the creatures of his imagination! some "of
whom were not supposed to speak grammatically. Neither
is the fact that a writer has used a given form onee, or
occasionally, evidence that he approved it. The example,
may be merely one of carelessness.
We must take our derivations, too, with some dis
cretion. Time and custom work strange things with lan
guage. Some w/rds have become obsolete, and others are
used in a sense exactly contrary to the original one but
it is the modern, and not the ancient usage that governs.
The King James translation of the Bible was the product
of the finest scholarship of its day, but we have departed
from many of its forms of expression, and these are no
longer accepted as correct.
However,'The Herald hopes that it will not be un
derstood to have been trying to pick flaws in presidential
English. Whatever the weight of authority may be with
reference to the forms mentioned, the thought was merely
to point out that presidents, like the rest of us, are only
human, which is a very comforting thought.
"SIMMER FAM/OW AND FIGHT."
"Bummer fallow and fight" is the slogan now csrrlsd
}by many of the Nonpartisan League papers. AltlUBgh the
spirit In which it originated is not commendable it is a
pretty good slogan.
The theory of the originators seems to be that the
farmers of North Dakota should cut down their srop acre
•age, or cat out the crops altogether, let their land lis fal
low. and devote their time to flgbtlng the political battles
of Townley. Lemke, et al. The Implication is that It thay
raise just a little wheat they will get as much for it as
they would for a lot. if they raised a lot, hsncs they
.might just as well raise the little.
The prospect of as much money for a small crop as
for a big one la held out by the same people who urged
.the tanners to refuse $2.60 a bushel for their wheat last
tall and hold it for $S.00. A good many farmers were
simple enough to take that advice. Some of them are still
holding their wheat. Some have sold it tor $1.50.
of the Socialist statisticians have been fond ot
figuring oat tbe loss to the farmers of North Dakota eaus
-ad by the machinations ot the grain exchanges. By mak
ing an aoroprlate allowance for manure, lust to round out
figures. tbM experts have arrived at a total ot tifty
tlve million dollars and some odd cents. That is quite a
lot- But it may he interesting tq estimate loss of another
Every bushel of North Dakota, wheat of standard
tjrMa could have been cold last fall at a price close to
[JM-Sfr a b*sbel, and wold have "Been delivered at any tijne
the next few months at the grower's convenience,
that much of was not sold at that price Is
mm fanners listened to the advice of politicians who had
|lMUa( to risk, and ss a result of that fool adviee the
•ers are asventy m^lUen donat* peOrer/thaa they ne*d
CottiLg down the crop this year will not get that money
But aimmer. fallowing, or the raMag of ereps that
Iplp to prepare tha land lor crop^sothor year, will
lot* lit the tarmer will aeosM the slogan, summer
or tta equivalent, sad fight both the weeds ontheir
poWfelans who hare deluded end defrauded
t|e •apsrtsaes through which they have pasasd wlll
Aa altogether unprofitable one.
l^fa fcack from hlp.iarfKtoation of condi
Goaaral Wood rtll fladyt&a post,
of «fc* iTalventfr «f ?M«ip*v«ate await.
*o *fe«r «i*
Illustrations were given. The field might be broadened
so as to include the entire mass of the population, in^ and intensely interested in that group of powers. She had
eluding our most exact writers, for there is probably no
writer in whose pages there cannot be found departures
from accepted forms if the search be made in a captious
and critical spirit.
The problem of ^acreage works itself out in the long
run almost automatically. Organised effort to reduce
acreage mar have some influence, but that influence is
Ukely to be bat temporary. The reaction of the individual
to tbe economic influence is much more potent.
Down south there is a good deal of talk of restriction
of cotton acreage. Probably the acreage devoted to this
crop will be materially reduced. Bat whatever reduction
there is will be more in response to business conditions
surrounding the industry than to the adoption of resolu
tions, or anything eleeof the sort.
A great deal of cotton land ot the south has been
worked in the most haphasard and slipshod manner, and
literally cropped to death. On vast tracts which have been
cropped wastefully and negligently tor years it 'has bo
come impossible, by a continuance of these methods, to
produce cotton at a profit even at such enormous prices
as prevailed during the war. At present prices continuance
of these methods would mean bankruptcy.
Long before the war the result of the farming prac
tices in vogue was apparent to those who have interested
themselves in the subject, and there was. a decided move
ment in the direction ot a change of methods. Rotation
of crops, more intensive cultivation, and conservation of
fertility were urged earnestly, and, there was evidence of a
decided tendency to adopt more modern methods. The war
period brought high prices, and doubtless Interrupted the
development of real farming in the southern field.
People raise cotton, just as they engage in other lines
of business, for the purpose of making a living. When the
time comes that they can no longer depend on cotton tor
a living under the practices in vogue, they will change
their methods or turn to something else. The chances are
that this year there will be fewer acres than usual devoted
to cotton. The natural result will be that the acres plant,
ed will be better cultivated, and that the remaining acres
will eithei* be devoted to ot^ier crops or so treated that
when next cropped they will yield more abundantly and
The death of Cardinal Gibbons removes from the
Catholic church one of its ablest and most devoted offi
cers, and from participation in the labors of American
citisenship a man thoroughly devoted to the principles on
which this nation is founded, and unwearying In his labors
for better government and better citisenship.
Cardinal Gibbons had reached a great age, and could
look back upon a long life devoted to the sen-ice of hu
manity. His keenness of intellect and his statesmanlike
vision had made him for years a potent- force in shaping
the policy of the great church which had so conspicu
ously honored him, and whether as a humble priest or as
a prince among great ecclesiastics, he labored unceasingly
for the welfare of the poor and humble.
He shared with other great men the love for the sim
ple life. Removed by but otie step from the highest posi
tion in bis church, he was modest, unassuming and ap
proachable. He was a constant worker in support of pop
ular education, and in furtherance of every great cause
calculated to better the lot and elevate the character of
mankind. Loyal member that he was of his church and
able defender of its doctrines, he won and held the esteem
and love of men and women in every line of worthy hu
man endeavor, and recognized in an unusually broad and
tolerant spirit, the kinship of all mankind.
PAT OR BE PENALIZED.
No humane person wishes to see a debtor hounded to
death, or to see an honest debtor who is doing his best
refused every possible indulgence. But Germany is not an
honest debtor, and she is not doing her best to discharge
her obligations. She has never done her best. She has
uniformly pursued a policy of procrastination and evasion,
and has sought deliberately to fritter away time in useless
discussion of things that ought to have been considered
settled long ago.
Uiere was a good deal of doubt as to what the course
of the Allies would be when the German government re
fused to accept the decision of the reparations commission
and failed to make counter proposals which reasonable
men could consider. The Allies have been very tolerant
in the matter of these settlements. They have waited,
and argued, until it began to be suspected that the Ger
ms were to have their -way, after all, and were to escape
the making ot reparations ot any kind or in any amount.
There is no doubt that tbe Allies had difficulty in
agreeing on a progran% France was the most immediately
the most at stake. Her government stood out for firm
measures. The other governments were inclined to be
more yielding. But the conferences at Paris and London
developed a unanimity among the Allies, and it became
apparent that the time had come wben Germany must, do
Whether the German authorities were too dense to
see this or were willing for reasons of their own to let
events take their course does-not appear. At any rate
they persisted in their refusal, and the Allies promptly
applied the penalties which tftey had threatened. Their
troops are now in charge of one'of Germany's most im
portant industrial centers. Germany has again refused to
meet, or to attempt to meet, a further condition which
was laid down, and she has been informed that if she
has not complied by the expiration of the time of grace,
further penalties will be exacted!
The Allies have-evidently set out to carry forward a
program carefully prepared and unanimously agreed upon.
Having started on this course, they must continue. To
waver now would be to prejudice their entire case. It is
more than likely that the Germans still hope that they
will find a flaw in the Allied harmony which will enable
them to render the entire program futile.
The extra session of congress which will begin on,
April 11 is likely to last right up to the time of the regu
lar session in December. The members will earn their sal
aries this year if they are capable of earning it at all.
The fact that Lady Astor ran down a man who had
threatened to kill her, and kept after him until he was
captured, does not necessarily indicate her fitness for a
legislative position, but it is a safe bet that it would win
her votes If she had another election ahead of her.
Representatives of railroad and labor interests at the
Chicago hearing are having an animated debate, but they
do not Mem to be getting anywhere in particular.
Secretary Hoover is reported to be opposed to a trade
deal with Soviet Russia. This tends to confirm our former
opinion of Hoover's good sense.
The independents are united in the opinion that the
industrial commission ought to be recalled. Their only
point of division is on the wisdom of particular methods.
It begin* to look as though Germany must pay
through tbe ofkse. it she will not pay any othar way.
Although former Premier Vlviaal is merely dropping
In tor a friendly call, he -will not be peevish if, he is
slipped a tip on the attitude of the United States towards
the League of Nations.
Delt4rt Smith, the Northern Pacific mail robber,- is
tho latest sinner to follow too example set by Adam, and
blame it on tbe woman.
V. W. CaKro. manager, of .the Bank of North Dakota,
hao finally arrived at the profound contusion'that "the
present situation is intolerable." That's' what the Inde
pendents have been saying for several months past
The .Communist "near revolution" in Germany is an
Interesting commentary on Lenlne's promises in his plea
for a resumption of trade relations with the civilized
^ection' of the world.'
'l':'"The league presf is more excited over Harry Duabar's
arrest of a bootlegger than over Attorney Oenefai Xan
ger'a arrest of a man who murdered an entire family^
However, bootleggers coma high Under the aew law.
€av»U«r aad Vembioa oounUes seem to he keeping
up. tfca suadard they aei at the last eiectioft.*
GRAND FORKS HERALD, FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 1021.
sJSry ope?s w!tl?
she is getting her legal separation from
Clarence's sister, Florence Haviland,
fair with Joe
Of Carol they presently caught a
garden. Rachael was pouring tea,
her face radiant under a' nanew
brimmed, close hat loaded with cher
ries, her gown of narrow green and
white stripes the target for Avery pair
of femalp eyes in the room.
didn't know you were here!"
"Oh, how do you do, Charlotte?
How do you do, Isabelle? I didn't
know y.ou were here!"
Isabelle grinned silently in horri
ble embarrassment but Charlotte
"How is your mother, Kenneth,
"She's well—they're well, thank
you. They're here somewhere—at
least Mother is. I think Dorothy's
still over at the Clays', playing ten
He laughed violently at this admis
sion. and Charlotte laughed, ,too.
"It's lovely weather for tennis," she
said encouragingly. "We
"Tou——" Mr- Moran began. *"I
beg your pardon!"
"No, I interrupted you!"
"No, that wai my fault. I was on
ly goihr to. say thAt we ought to have
a game soma~mornlivg. Gclng to have
your courts in order this year?"
"Yes. Indeed," Charlotte said, with
what was greats vivacity.. "for•-her.
"Papa has. had them all rolled some
men came down from to«n—we had
it all so4ded, you know, last year."
"Is that right?" asked Mr. Moran,
aa^one deeply impressed. "Wri must
go to it—what?"
"We must!" Charlotte said happily.
"Any morning, Kenneth!"
"SuTi, I'll telephone!" agreed the
youth enthusiastically. "I'm- trying
to find Kent Parmalee his. aunt
wants him!" he added mumblingly,
as he began to vaguely shoulder his
way through the crowd again.
"You'd better take a microscope!"
said Charlotte wittily. And Mr.
Moran's burst of laughter and his
"That's right, too!" came back to
them so he went away.
"Dear fellow!" Mrs. Havlirnd said
"Isn't he nice!" Charlotte said, flut
tered and glowing. She hoped in her
heal-t that she would meet him again,
but ilthdufh the Havflands stayed
until nearty six, o'clock they did not
I WOZ. RONHtH
FROM- I JOVT
anti. The affairs of Clarence Brecken
ridge. his' daughter Carol, or "Billy,"
(whose mother, Paula, divorced Breck
enrldge and married an Italian count),
and his second wife, Rachael, are being
discussed. Eleanor Vanderwall, society
woman, and Peter Pomeroy. wealthy
bachelor of 50, lead in discussion of the
Breckenridge domestic activities, which
center about Clarence's fondness for
Rachael reaches home to find Clarence
in a drunken stopor, and she is forced to
mi a arunsen stopor, and she is forced to the listener but
send regrets to a dinner being given for,Kenneth was nit
an author Raohool
"THE HEART OF RACHAEL"
By KATHLEEN NORR1S
Author of "MOTHER," "THE STORY of JULIA PAGE," "SATURDAY'S CHILD"
... TWim. this conversation Kenneth Moran
««ne met Miss Vivian Sartoris, and they
I took a plateful of rich, crushy little
cakes and went and sat under the
stairs, where they took alternate bites
of each other's mocha and chocolate
confections, and where Vivian told
Kenneth all about a complicated and
thrilling love aitair between herself
and one of the popular actora of the
day. This narrative reflected more
credit upon the young woman's im
agination than upon her charms had
the listener but suspected It, but
Rachael has a quarrel with her step- y."
daughter over attentions the latter is ac-• £or
an author. Rachael feels"bitterlythe:
knowledge .that Clarence has married. they had. a lovely time over their
her chiefly because he needed a mother confidences.
for Carol, and treats her accordnlgly. I
Clarence comes home drunk, and
Charlotte's romantig, encounter
wth the gentleman, however, made
cepting from-* m&rrie<l~cnan, much herjored her cheeks rosily.
senior. "You'ft getting pretty, Carlotta'."
Rachael gala her Aunt Rachael, observing
WNi _hnm Ithis. "Don't drink tea, that's a good
Rachael h?s c^lSdfSr Clam.™ Tou can stuff on cakes and
at her home, she speaks to him of the! chocolate of course, Isabelle," she
possibility of a divorce from Clarence. added, "but Charlotte's complexion
Dr. Gregory, who is a close frtend of!ought to be her first thought for the
Rachael's, is a successful and wealthy:
Everybody was here. Jeanette andl1v
Phyllis, as well as Elinor Vanderwall,1 Vof
Buckneys and Parker Ho?-t.' the
W#y aux not
superior to the claims of a
nursery appetite. "But can't I help
you. Aunt Rachael?"
"No, my dear, you can't! I'm
it. and being
through the worst of
aovlSAg R4Cfl8Cl flOt, tO k*i+
family objects to Carol's af- *!,ore^ tlowlj. but firmly to death.
ie Pickering, a divorced man. Gertrude, I just saying, that your
party bores me."
"So sorry about you. Rachael!"
isaid the slim, lace-clad hostess calm
"Here's Judy Moran! Nearly six,
Emorys, the Chases. Mrs. Sartorii. Moinl-'o i...j -„f
and old Mrs. Torrence and Jack,
jumbled a greeting to the Havllands. ^®^,^^2"
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hourt, and col-
^Gregory tells Rachael he has. beenjr "Irl^°"'t
in love with her for years, and asks her Charlotte, feelinr wonderfully grown
to go to the home of his mother, while
wSd rtout Mrs. Moran
ffi^45thdi5L0npfckeS«d i,itUv IdoTen other?Le o® the« wither."
head beside her. The?wefe\pT*lto
ently not talking, just staring quietly I .. f2 weil^here^1
down at the green terraces of the
vou- Grewrv and half
"Ah, well, there's safety in num
bers!" said, reassured. "Tou take
cream. Judy, and two lumps? Give
Mrs. Moran some of those little
damp, brown sandwiches, Isabelle. A
minute ago she bad some of the most
heavenly hot toast here, but she's
taken It away again! I wish I could
get some tea ipyself. but I've tried
Charlotte Haviland, in her moth
er's wake, chanced to encounter Ken- three times and I can't
neth Moran, a red-faced, well-dressed she busied herself resignedly with
and blushing youth of her. own age. tongs and teapot, and as Mrs. Moran
Her complacent motner was witness bit into her first sandwiches!" and the
to the blameless conversation be- Haviland girls moved away at a word
tween them. from their mother, Rachael raised
you do, Kenneth? I her eyes and met Warren Gregory's
He was standing, ten feet away, in
a "Soorway, his eyelids half dropped
over amused eyes, his hands sunk in
his coat pockets. Rachael knew that
he had been there for some mo
ments, and her heart struggled and
fluttered like a. bird in. a snare, and
with a thrill as girlish as Charlotte's
own «she felt the color rise in her
'iCome have some tea, Gtfeg." she
said, indicating the.empty chair be
'hank ydu. dear," he answered-,
his head close to hers tur a moment
as he sat down. The little word set
Rachael's heart to hammering again.
She glanced quickly to see if Mrs.
Moran had overheard, but that lady
had at last caught sight of the maid
with the hot toast, and her ample
back was turned toward the tea
indeed, in the rioiay, .disordered
room- which was beginning to be de
serted by straggling groups of guests,
they were quite unobserved. To both
it was a delicious moment, this Jlttle
domestic Interlude of tea and'talk in
the curved window of the dining
room, lighted by the last light of a
spring day, and swew with the scent
of wilting spring flowers.
"You make my heart behave in a
/inanner not to be described in
"words!" said Rachael, her fingers
touching his as she -handed him his
"It must be mine you feel," sug
gested Warren Gregory "you haven't
one—by all accounts!"
"I thought I hadn't, Greg, but, up
on my word 8he puckered her
lips and raised her eyebrows whim
sically, and gave her head a little
shake. 'Doctor Gregory gave her a
shrewdly appraising look, sighed, and
stirred bis tea.
"If ever you discover yourself to
be the possessor of such an organ,
Rachael," said be dispassionately,
won't joke about it over a tea-
do so, perhaps because shortly after table! You'll wake up, my friend bride, and what to say ln"a"iZttl»
I AM :.".
Registered U. S. Patent Office.
we'll see something besides laughter
in those eyes of yours, and heav
something besides cool reason in
your voice!. I may not be the man to
do it, but some man will, some day,
and—when John Gilpin rides
The eyes to which he referred had
been fixed in serene confidence upon
his as he began to speak. But a sec
ond later Rachael dropped them, and
they rested upon her own slender
hand, lying idle upon the tea-table,
with its plain gold ring guarded by a
dozen blazinosatones. Had he really
stirred her, warren Gregory wonder
ed, as he watched, the thoiightful
face under the bright, cherry-loaded
"Tou know how often there is
neither cool reason nor any cause for
laughter in my life Greg," she said,
after, a moment. "As for love—I don't
think I know what love is! I am an
absolutely calculating woman, and
my first, last, and only view of any
thing is just how much it affects me
and my comfort."
'1 don't believe it!" said the doc
"It's true. And why shouldn't it
be?" Rachael gave him a grave smile.
"No one," sai^ she seriously, "ever
—ever—eper suggested to me that
there was anything amiss in that
point, of view! Why is there?"
"I'don't understand you," said the
"One doesn't often talk this way. I
suppose," she said, slowly. "But there
is a. funny streak of"what shall I
call it—conscience, or soul, or what
ever you like, in me. Whether I get
it from my mother's Irish father or
my father's clergyman grandfather,
I don't know, but I'm eternally de
fending myself. I have long sessions
with myself, when I'm judge and
jury, and invariably I find 'Not
"Not guilty of what?" the man
asked, stirring his untested cujT
"Not guilty of anything!" she an
swered, with a child's puzzled, laugh.
"I stick to my bond, I dress and talk
and eat and go about Her voice
dropped she stared absently at the
"But the doctor prompted.
"But—that's just it—but I'm so
unhappy all the time!" Rachael con
fessed. "We all seem like a lot of
puppets, to me—like Bander-log!
What are we all going round and
round in. circles for. and who gets
any fun out of it? What's your an
swer, Greg—what makes the wheels
'Tis love—'tis love—that makes
—etcetera,^ etcetera," supplied the
doctor, his* tone less flippant than his
"Oh—love!" Rachael's voice was
full of delicate scorn. "I've seen A
great deal of all sorts and kinds of
love," she went ori, "and I must say
that I consider love a very much
overrated article! You're laughing
at me, you bold gossoon, but I mean
it. Clarence loved Paula madly, kid
napped her from a boarding-school
and, all that, but I don't know how
much their seven years together
helped the world go round. He never
loved me, never once said he did, but
I've made him a better wife than she
did. He ltfyes Bill, now, and it's the
worst thing in the world tor.her'."
"There's some love for you," said
Doctor Gregoryi glancing across the'
room to the figures of Miss Leiu
Buckney and Mr. Parker Hoyt, who
were laughing over a eablnet full of
"I wonder just what would happen
there if Parker lost his money to
morrow—if Aunt Frothy died and
left it all to Magsle Clay?" Rachael
foctor answeVed otaly with a
"More than that." pursued Ra
chael. "suppose thst Parker woke up
tomorrow morning and found his en
gagement was .*11 a dream, found
that he really hadn't asked Leila to
marry him, and that he was as free
as air. Do you suppose that the min
ute he'd had his breakfast he would
go straight over to Leila's hquse and
make his dream a heavenly reality?
Or would he decide that there was
no harry about it. and that he might
as well rather keep away from the
Buekney house until he'd made un
his mind?" ,, "p
"I suppose he might convince him
self that an hour or two's delay
wouldn't matter!" said the doctor
"If you talk to me of clothes, or of
jewelry, or ot what one ought to aond
of condolence, I know where I am."
»id Rachael, "but love. I freely con
fess,-is something else again.
I suppose my mother, has known
great love." said the man,. after a
pause. "She spends her days in that
quiet old house dreaming about my,
k.A»V.a*s isAkini* flf
father, and my brothers,
their -pictures, and reading their let
"But. Greg, she's so unhappy!"
Rachael objected briskly. And love
surely the contention is that love
ought to make one happy?"
"Well, I think her memories^ do
make her happy, in a way Although
my mother is really too conscientious
a woman to be happy, she worries
about events that are dead issues
these twenty years. She wonders if
my brother Geoitee might have been
saved if she had noticed his cough
before she did there was a child
who died at birth, and then there ara
... mu /n tt*
all the memories of my father deati
the time he wailtcd ice water ana
the doctors forbade it, and he looked
at. her reproachfully. Poor Mother!"
"You're a. joy to her anyway,
Greg," Rachael said, as he paused.
"Charley is," he conceded thought
fully. "and in a way I know I ami
But not in every way, course."
Warren Gregory smiled""S. little rue
"So the case for love is far from
proved," Rachael summarised cheer
fully. "There's no such thing!"
"On the contrary, there isn't any
thing else, really in the world."
smiled the man. "I've seen it shining
here and there: we get away from it
here, somewhat, I'll admit"—his
glance and gesture indicated the oth
er occupants of the room—"and, like
you, I don't quite know where we
miss it. and what it's all about, but
there have been cases in our wards,
for instance: girls whose husbands
have been brought, in all smashed
"Girls who saw themselves wor
ried about rent and bread and but
ter!" suggested Rachael in delicate
"No, I don't think so. And moth
ers—mothers hanging over sick chil
The woman nodded quickly.
"Yes. I know. Greg. There's some
thing very appealing about a sick
kiddie. Billnwas ill once, just after
we were married, such a little thing
she looked, with her Jiair all cut!
And that did—now that I remember
it.—it really did bring Clarence and
me tremendously close. We'd .sit and
wait! for news, and slip out for little
meals, and, I'd make him coffee late
at night. I remember thinking then
that I never wa.nted a child, to make
me suffer as we suffered then!"
"Mother love, then, we concede,"
Doctor Gregory said, smiling.
"Well, yes, I suppose so. Some
mothers. I don't believe a mother
like Florence ever was really made to
suffer through loving. However,
there is mother love!"
"And married love."
"No, there I don't agree. While the
novelty lasts while the passion lasts
—not more than a year or two. Then
there's just civility—opening the city
house, opening the country house, en
tertaining, going about, liking some
things about, each other, loathing
othersr"1teeping off the dangerous
places until the crash comes, or, per
haps, for some lucky ones, doesn't
Continued In tomorrow
THE JOYS THAT GOT AW AT.
This life is like a fishin' trip,
Or so it seems to .me:
Beside a stream we sit and dream
And hope for joys to be.
Of varying sizes are the fish
We've caught at close of day.
But though their meat was good to.
The best ones got away!
A goodly string of fish I've caught
To more than fill the pan.
But always I have passed them by-
Just like my fellow irijui—
And overlooked thi? meal they meant,
This sorry lino to say:
"I should be Blad if but had
The ones-tha.t got away."
I've caught full many a joy in life,
My string of smiles is long,
I've had my share of weather fair
And happiness a.nd song.
The yejars have kindly dealt with me
And oft have
But -still I've thought. I should have
The' joy that got away.
Teach me to value what I win,
Nor sigh for what I miss.
And let me smile and come worth
My present store of blisst
At last when homeward I shall turn
And lifeless lies my clay.
I'd not deplore or grumble o'er
The joys that got. away.
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