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fiATURDAT EVENING, DBClBKBBR It, 1»21.
*. EVENTS OP A WEEK.
After hope had almost disappeared that the
Irish question might yi€ld to adjustment at this
time, and it was reported that the conference in
London had practically abandoned its work, an
agreement was reached with startling suddenness
The Canadian general elections have just been
held and the Conservative majority in the dominion
parliament has been completely overthrown. From
a place where it controlled about half the member
ship of the house of commons, the Conservative
party has been relegated to third place, second place
now being occupied by the new Progressive party
which seems to be just coming to the front. The
Liberal strength in the house is now exactly what
the Conservative strength has been, 120 members.
This presages the adjustment of the Canadian tariff
on a basis of lower rates than would have been
urged by the.Conservatives had they retained pow
er. It may also presage the reintrodoction of a
resolution for the ratification of the reciprocity
agreement with the United States, and this is cer
tain to bring- that subject sharply to the attention
of the American congress.
The changing of the valuation of the English
pound has been discussed for some time and there
has been considerable support given to the proposal
that the embarrassing exchange situation which
j: has existed for some time be remedied by yaluing
the pound sterling at 15 shillings instead of 20 as
at present, a course which would bring the pound
$ to par or better at the existing market price. This
plan has been considered by a gathering of British
I bankers, and is disapproved by them in no uncertain
'1 terms. The men who have expressed themselves
j' on the subject at this gathering stand squarely on
.thje policy of retaining the oririnal valuation of the
-.in the interest of sound and stable currency
6f repairing its market standing not by cheap
ening"
it, but by a course of national economy and
careful and consistent repayment of indebtedness
whicli will re-establish the value of the pound
thfotogh re-establishment of credit and the revival
of true conditions. Thus the decision seems to be
in fijie with sound business policy, and it will tend
to. strengthen the British credit throughout the
The Sixty-seventh congress opened its first
regular session last Monday, in accordance with
laar, and| there have been placed before it, as usual,
the reports of the heads of departments, with their
recommendations. One of the important features
wfia the presentation of the budget prepared under
the jrules by direction
of
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Director Dawes. This
enlls for the appropriation of a trifle oyer
)jM0 for the coming fiscal year, a reduc
.$500,000,000 from the estimates made
ago on the minimum sum which
bt i$qaitred' If this is fottowed there will
b«e»r marked progress in the redaction of the
••of government .from the peak reached daring
If In the president's address, which was delivered
is person* etnphaais was placed on the satisfactory
cs of the artuament conference, and the fopn
&id for some lively discussions in con
made for (lie grant
to the executive dspaftm«nt to
fertile fopdtag of fm indebted*
natiott t©^ as, snd for .ennferrtng on
iMtftority to vfery
to prevail.
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by the British and Irish representatives present,! Far East. That the United States, Great Britain,
and the gloomy forecasts were changed to confident France and Japan will perfect some arrangement on
predictions of an early and amlcible settlement of this basis'is now generally accepted, but "whether
the iong. existing Irish problem. The terms of the
agreement are in substance that Ireland shall re
ceive the status of a dominion of the British em
pire, similar in most respects to that of Canada,
with the proviso that Ulster may within a month
alter the completion) of the agreement withdraw
front the Irish dominion, in which case, her boun
daries are to be established by a joint commission
in which the three groups shall be represented. A
form of words has been prepared which satisfied I subjects now receiving attention at the hands of the
the Irish representatives who had objected strenu
ously to an oath of allegiance to the kind. This
agreement was signed by all the delegates and ar
rangements have been made now for its submis
sion to the British parliament and the Irish republi
can parliament next Wednesday. Mr. DeValera
lias injected a note of discord into the otherwise
harmonious situation by opposing the ratification of
the agreement This has caused some anxiety and
it seems certain there will be a lively contest when
the Dail Eireann meets next week. The general
impression appears to be, however, that the agree
ment will be ratified. Two of the delegates, Grif
fith and Collins, are regarded as unusually strong
men, and it is believed that all but the extremists
will follow their recommendations. The national
ist group in southern Ireland, which has been in a
state of eclipse since the rise of Sinn Fein, is ex
pected to give open and active support to the rati
iication of the agreement. The news that some
thing giving promise of a satisfactory settlement
had been reached was received with gratification
throughput the world, and there has already been
as earnest of the happy conditions which may be
expected to follow the inauguration of real peace in
the release of some 1,600 persons who had been in
terned in Ireland because of their political activities
against the British government. The action of the
two representative bodies next week will be await
ed with intense interest anfl with great hope.
of duties in
^"Fran^f' were executed without trial are in
of investigation before the senate cotVittiit
lot that pnrpose. As was to he
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-he finds
son, whose behavior throughout has resembled that
of the common scolds for whose discipline the duck
ing stool was invented rather than that of a san? and
sensible man charged with the responsibilities of a
high office, has shouted himself hoarse and gesticu
lated in wild abandon, while the committee hak
been trying to find out just what it is that ne charg
es, and where evidence Way be found to prove .qr
disprove his Charges. °V \v*,-a*^y
Most of the union workmen in the great pack
ing plants of the country have been out on strike
during he entire-week. In many cases, their places
are being filled by others, and the plants are operat
ing, though with great difficulty. From the outset
there has been more violence and intimidation than
has characterized any other recent strike. Tire state
militia has been called into action to maintain order'
around the South St. Paul plants, and in Chicago
the stockyards district has been the scene of many
riots in which missiles were thrown and shots fired.
A-dozen or more men have been more or less seri
ously wounded, and there have been minor injuries
without number. Some of the injuries have result
ed fatally. At this time there is no settlement in
sight, and the prospect is for a bitter struggle,
whatever its duration may be.
4:
The armament conference his devoted a great
deal of its time to committee work for the consid
eration of details. Progress has been made in sev
eral directions, notably toward a four-nation agree
ment with reference to affairs iit the Pacific and the
that arrangement will take the form ofya treaty or
an understanding is not yet indicated.'' Whatever
its form, such agreement is expected to take the
place of the Anglo-Japanese alliance, for which
there will be no further justification, and which has,
been the source of great dissatisfaction.
CHEMICAL WARFARE.
The use of chemicals in warfare is one of the
hands of the delegates to the armament conference
in Washington. The subject is one of the most per
plexing of the many which come before the confer
ence for consideration because of the difficulty ex
perienced in insuring the observance of any rules
which may be adopted.
Prior to the late war, the use of such agencies
as poison gas was universally condemned. The
German authorities chose to employ poison gas and
because they did so, it became necessary as a matter
of self protection for the other nations to respond,
and the doors were thrown wide open for the use of
poisonous mixtures of every iiqagineable kind
which would either destroy life or incapacitate men
for action.
The purpose of warfare is to destroy the enemy.
Nature has made no provision according to which
onp method of killing the enemy may be declared
lawful and another unlawful. The general senti
ment of humanity has universally condemned
methods which will inflict needless suffering on an
opponent, but short of this, there seems to be no rea
son why it is not as legitimate to kill an opposing
soldier by means of a dose of gas as it is to send a
bullet through his body or to shatter his frame to
pieces by means of a bomb or other high explosive.
One of the most undesirable features about the
use of poison gas is that it tends to involve in the
sufferings and casualties of war not only the men
under arms, but entire populations remote from the
battle fronts, including ^Oth worpen and children.
Since the war, investigations into the chemical field
have led to the perfection of forms of gases by
means of which it is said the entire population of
large cities can be destroyed in a /matter of a few
hours. Perhaps, this is the ultimate and the logical
ultimate of war. War, insofar as it has ever been a
national activity, has been a thing involving in
greater or less degree, hot soldiers alone but whole
peoples, although in the earlier ages the participa
tion of civilians was in a form which did not subject
them to attack and tender conditions which made
civilians, according to common consent, immune
from the attack^ which were considered legitimate
against men under arms. These conditions have
changed, generation by generation. More and more
has the civilian come to be an active participant and
as necessary as those,of the men in the trenches. To
all intents and purposes the entire populaation of
all the nations involved was engaged in actual war
fare. Peaceful industries were continued only to the
extent necessary to supply the immediate and press
ing wants of the people at home, and every ounce of
energy that could be spared was devoted to fitting,
arming, and supplying the men at the front. The
logic of the situation seems, therefore, to tend in the
direction of warfare against populations because we
have reached a period where warfare is a warfare
by populations, and the population which engages
in war must expect itself to'be subjected to attack.
It might be possible to secure anew agreement
that poison gas shall not be used in warfare. That
agreement would be effective only so lonfc as all the
nations chose to observe it. There is no method
whereby observance of it could be compelled. Just
as Germany took the initiative in the use of gas in
the late war, some other nation conceiving it to be
to its interest to do so, might again take the same
step, and when that step was once taken, all the
gases that have ever been invented would be let
loose not only against men in the trenches and near
the front, but against cities, villages, and groups of
people wherever they might be found. Probably the
only way in which the world can be freed from the
menace of this diabolical device is by the abolition
of war absolutely, and this is true not only of the
use of poison gas, but qf the use of the submarine
and the airplant in attacks which involve the lives
of civilians as well as those of armed forces, litis,
then seems to be the direction in which we are
driven: that we must choose either between the risk
of having entire populations wiped out, or of abol
ishing that warfare from which such holocausts are
inseparable
If you have a man's past record you can predict
his future with- reasonable accuracy.
Remember the old simple Christmas, with a
little candy ami nuts and a big red apple to fill out
the stocking?
HI' |g
Most neighbors will never b€c$Ki bosom
friends as long as they can,look iptp eacK.other's
back yards. ,**i
mm iffii «.i ii "i ii' mi
'mm it might be well while correcting our disobe
dient offspring, to remember that we did not dk
the
»5 charges that Americair sol- he discovers it going from the top of his head
important periods in a man's lifcUre when
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smoke and ashes,for twfe yearn. Somehow it re­
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GRAND FORKS HERALD. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1981.
hatter?
UHOe*STAMD
'too ARE.
LEAVltt
Carol forms the Gopher Prairie Dra
it plays.. She. and
matlc club, to present
Pf- Will go to jflnkeapoi
The play 1? a failure,
in? any dramatic impression on the' vlt
la^e. Carol feels, and she gives
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•rooms.
Carol Milford, a Minnesota girl, grad
uates from Blodgett college near Min-'
ftekpolls, ion to Chicago for a year, and
returns to St. Paul to work in a library.
Atter being there three years she meets
Dr.
will
Kennieott, of Oopber Prairie,
and they are married.
Through college, frftd her library work,
Carol has ambitions to live in smaller
community, where she' mlght Bpread the
gospel of culture aa she sees It. Oopher
Prairie is the usual small town, she
flnds, aqd the residents of the village
do not quite approve of her, nor favor
her Ideas for changes In the town..
Carol quarrels with Dr. Kennioott be
cause he |oes not give her a regular al
lowance for the household. He tells her
frankly that' she' feels herself superior
to tils village friends, and is scaring
them away With her ideas.
.Carol finds that even Guy Pollock,
village lawyer, with whom she had
harmlessly flirted a bit and whom she
thought Waa "different," belongs to the
village and Is satisfied there.
lis to. Visit,
so far aa mak
up her
eOorta In that direction.
stare and Bea Sorenaon,
wegian maid, get' married.
Miles Bjom
Carol's Nor-
A aoh is born to Carol, and for two
years she devotes her entire time to
caring for him.
CMAra» XX.—Gem tinned.
In the manner of one who has just
beheld a two-headed calf they re
peated that they had "neither heard
auch funny ideas!" They- were stag
gered to learn that a real tangible
person, living in Minnesota, and mar'
ried to their own Uesh-and-blood re
lation, could apparently bftlieve that
divorce mt^y not always be immoral
that illegitimate children do not bear
any special and guaranteed form 61
curse that there are ethical authori
ties outside of the Hebrew Bible that
men have drunk wine yet not died
in the gutter that the capitalistic sys
tem of distribution and the B^pttet
wadding-ceremony were not known in
the Garden of EX)en that mushrooms
are as edible aa oorp-beef hash that
the word "dude" Is no longer fre.
quently used that there are Ministers
of the Gospel who accept evolution
that some persons of apparent intelli
gence and business ability do not al
ways vote the Republican Ucket
straight that it is not a universal
Custom to wear aeratohy flannels neat
the skin in winter that a violin is
not inherently more immoral than a
chapel organ that some poets do not
have long hair and that Jews are
not always pedlers or pants-makers.
"Where does she get all them the'
ries?" marveled Uncle Whittier Small
while Aunt Bessie Inquired, "Do you
suppose there's many folks got no
tions like hers? 3ly! If there are,"
and her tone settled the fact that
there were not. "I just don't know
What the world's coming to!"
I'Stlehtly—more or less—Carol
awaited the exquisite day when they
Would announce departure. After
three weeks Uncle Whittier remark
ed, "We kind* like Gopher Prairie.
Quesft maybe we'll stay here. We'd
been wondering what we'd do, now
we've sold the creamery and my
farms.' So I had Calk with Ole
Jfenaon about his grocery, and I guess
Fll buy him out and storekeep for a
while."
He did.
Carol rebelled. Kennieott. soothed
her: "Oh, We won't see much of
them. They'll have their own house."
8ke resolved to tea' so chlUy that
they would stay away. But she had
no talent tor oonscious insolence. They
found a boons, hut Carol was never
safe from their appearance with a
hearty, "Thought we'd drop in this
evening and keep you frdm belnf
lonely. Why, you ain't had them
curtain# washed yet!'* Invariably,
whenever ahe was touched tay the
realisation that It they who were
lonely, they wracked her pitying af
fection by comments—questions—'
comments—advice.
They immediately became friendly
Vrlth all of their own race, with the
Ltike Dawsons, the Deacon Plersons,
iMd link. Bogart and brought them
along in the evening. Aunt Bessie
was a bridge over whom the older
women, bearing gifts of counsel and
the ignoraaoe of exper^ne#
poured Into Carol's .Island «f
reserve. Aunt Bessie urged the good
Widow feogart, "Crop in aitd see Car
rie rMl snen. Tpunr folks todw
don't aMMftttaad housekeeping like
Bogart showed herself perfect
to be an aaeoelate relative,
ly
maolts
hair canting on itis upper lip iand wbeni^^to'st^^th^BVother Whittier
1 Was thinking up protective
when K*nnlcptfs mother cants
to atay with'Brother Whittier
*for two months. Carol waa fond of
Mrs. K*nal««ftt. She could not carry
n£r«SFSi,,.d.
1
She bad been kidnaped by the town,
Ike was A«nt Beasie'a nises, and alia
was to be a tnothar. Mis waa
Bringing Up Father By George McManus
OUR COOK I* LC*VIN
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WANT "Y0O TO
TtuL hc^^OOO ere
A* OHE H*re« To
lrE.**/E.
WHAT 00 YOU THINK
OF MAW STREET?
Ia It a tne piclare of lite In a
(null town in (be northwest?
Are tho people It describes real
people?
The Herald wants to Inow what
Its renders think of Sinclair Xewis*
story and Is CDlng to offer $20 in
prises to find ont.
HOW TO WIN A PIUZEi
Read tike story as It appears
from day to day In the Evening
Herald. When the last installment
appears write a letter to the "Main
Street Editor," Grand -forks Her
ald, telling whether or not you
think the story gives a tree ple
at life In "Oopher Prairie"
why you have formed the
yon express.
To the writer who gives the best
rnSsnn for whatever opinion he or
she has formed, we will give a
prise of $10. IYht the second beet
totter #e will give a prise of $3.
and for the next seven best letters
p. Ism of $1 (Mb.
No letter ahonld be move than
*50 words In length.
1%ie story is such that yon can
begin it any time, and get a good
Idea of the pletare It paints.
Here's a chancc to win a little
money jut for writing a
letter.
ed, she almost expected herself, to
sit forever talking of'babies, cooks,
embroidery
stitchCE,
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the price of po­
tatoes, and the tastes of husbands in
the matter of splnnaeh.
She found a refuge in the Jolly Sev
enteen. She suddenly understood that
they could be depended upon to
laugh with her at Mrs. Bogart, and
she now saw Juanita Haydock's gos
sip not as vulgarity but as gaiety and
remarkable analysis.
Her life had changed, even before
Hugh appeared. She looked forward
tA the next bridge of the Jolly Sev
enteen, and the security of whisper
ing with her dear friends Maud Dy^r
and Juanita and Mrs. McGanum.
She was part of the town. Its
philo$ophy and its feuds dominated
her. •.
Hi.
She was no longer irritated by the
cooing' of the matrons, nor by their
opinion that diet didn't matter uo
long as the little Ones had plenty
of lacs and moist kisses, but she con
cluded that in the eare of babies as
in politics, intelligence waa superior
to quotations about panSlet. She
Uked beat to talk about Hugh to Ken
nieott, Vida, and th« Bjornstams. She
was happily domestic when Kennieott
sat by her on the floor, to watch baby
make faces. She was flighted when
Miles, speaking as one noli to anoth
er. admonished Hugh, "I wouldn't
stand them skirts If I was you. Come
on. Join the union and strike. Make
'em give you pants."
At a parent. Ksnnicott wss moved
to establish ths first chl'd-welfare
wsek held in Oopher Prairie. Carol
helped him weigh babies and examine
their throats, and she wrote out thp
diets for mute Oerhian and Scandi
navian mothers.
The arlstpcra^y of Oopher. Prairie,
even the wives .of the rival doctors,
took part and for several days there
*6mm
•unity spirit and much up­
lift. But this reign of Joye was over
fc
thrown when the prise for Best Baby
frap awarded not.to decent parents
but to Bea and Miles BJornstam! The
food matrons glared at Olaf BJorn
stam, with hia blue eye* his honey
colored hair, and magnlftesnt back,
and they remarked, "Well, Mrs. Ken
nieott, maybe that Swede brat Is aa
healthy -aa your husband. Says he is,
but let me tell you I hate to think
of the future that awaits any boy
vrlth a bleed tin for a mother and «n
awful Irreligious' socialist for a pal"
She raced, but ao violent wsia the
current of tlielr respectability, so per
•istent was Aunt Beasts in running
to bar with their Jilabbsr, that she
Was embarrassed when She took Hugh
to play with Olaf. She hated herself
for lVbut she hoped that no one *aw
her go ]nto#he Bjornstam shanty.
She hated herself and the town's in-
erent cruelty when she saw Bea's
radiant devotion to*both babies aUke:
When she saw Miles Staring at them
wistfully.
Be had aaved me«eyt had
He had aared money, had quit
Stdar'B planinc-mlll an* started
dairy ion a vaeaftt lot near his shack.
He was proud of his three oows and
gixty .chifckeas, and jwt up nljfcte t»
nurse them*
"I'll be a bir farmer' before yoi
em bat an oyol. I tall you that yoiw
tallow Olaf is going 4o go Bast
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The Story of Carol Kennieott
By Sinclair Lewis
college along with the Hoydock kida
Uh Lots of folks dropping in to
chin with Bea and me now.
Ole Jenson the grocer and Dahl the
butcher moved on to South Dakota
and Idaho. Luke and Mrs. Dawson
picked up ten thousand acres of
prairie Tsoll, in the magic portable
form of a small check book, and went
to Pasadena, to a bungalow and sun
shine and cafeterias. Chet Dashaway
sold his furniture and undertaking
business and wandered to Iios An
geles, where, the Dauntless reported,
"Our good friend Chester has accept
ed a fine position with a real-estate
firm, and his wife has in the charm
ing social circles of the Queen City
of the Southwestland that same pop
ularity whloh she enjoyed in our own
society sets."
Rita Simons was married to Terry
Gould, and rivaled Juanita Haydock
as the gayest of the Young Married
Set. But Juanita also acquired merit.
Harry's father died, Harry became
senior partner in the Bon Ton store,
and Juanita was more acidulous and
shrewd and cackling than ever. She
bought an evening frock, and exposed
her collar-bone to the wonder of the
Jolly Seventeen, and talked of mov
ing to Minneapolis.
To defend her position against the
new Mrs. Terry Gonld she sought to
attaeh Carol to her faction by gig
gling that .'.'some folks might call Rita
innocent, but I've got a hunch that
she isn't half as ignorant of things
as brides arei, supposed to be—and
of course Terry Isn't one-two-three
as a doctor alongside of your hus
band."
Carol herself would gladly have fol
lowed Mr. Ole Jenson and migrated
even to another Main Street flight
from familiar tedium to new tedium
would have for a time the outer look
and promise pf adventure. She hint
ed to Kennieott of the probable med
ical advantages of Montana and Ore
gon. She knew that h«'was satlafi'ed
with Oopher PrairM, but it gave her
vicarious hope to think of golng, to
ask for railroad folder* at the station,
to trace the maps with a restless fore
finger.
Yet to the casual eye she was not
dlaeontended, she was not an abnor
mal and distreasing traitor to the
faith of Main Street.
The settled citisen believes that the
rebel is constantly in a stew of com
plaining and, hearing of a Carol Ken-
nl?!tt'
Jl® "Wn»t an awful per-
ffh! ,!5\e
H6ly
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Terror to
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fo'kaere satisfied
With things wayfhey are!" Actually
It was not so much as five minutes a
day that Carol devoted to lonely de
is probable that^ the agitated
°ltlsen has within his circle at least
oae Inarticulate rebel with aspirations
as wayward aa Carol's.
The presence of the baby had made
her take Oopher Prairie and^h«
brown house seriously, as natural
«»e pleased Ken
places of residence.
J*
n*irfenA.y
nloott by beinfr frt
with *he com-
'of ira. Clark and
Mrs. Elder, and when ahe had of»«n
when ahe had often
JS?ASBfSKva
toplca became Important, things to
toU£7r.
up ,U3r
'J'1'-
With nine-tenth* of bar emotion
cg.^^r*t.ed
pHses nor
Hugh, Mia did sot
criticise shopa, streets, aoQualntaneas
this year or two.^Me hwnS
to Uncle Whlttier'a store fw a paek
age of corn-flakes, rhe abstractedly
•gaeto thatHald no wr
w«e afiartling faces of
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strutters. Thlnktnar of Hugh's
In all the way, elte Jdla not Mil
that this store, these drab .-Mock*.
made up all her background. She did
her work, and aho triumphed over
winning from the Clarka at, five hrta
dred.
'v. v* p:
The most considerable event of the
two years after, the birth of, HUkI\
occurred when Vida Sherwin reelaned w,Vi^ .'--?
from the'high sohool and wa^ niar- i^
ried Carol waa her atUndaiiti'^ atiMI
as the wedding was at, the ^piKDOpal
church, all the' S&L*''
slippers and long whitor kid i##,--
and looked refined. V:-
For years Carol had been Sis
ter to Vlda, and had never in thelewt
known to what degree Vlda loyed h?*"
and hated he' and
in-curious'*ttatae£riii-her.
ways was boiftid to
Say! Ma
Bogart come in one day! She was
I liked the old lady fine. And
the mill foreman comes in right along.
I Oh, we got lots of friends. You bet!"
IV.
Though the town seemed to Carol
to change no more than the sur
rounding fields, theic was a constant
shifting, these thre years. The citi
zen of the prairie .drifts always west
ward. It may be because he Is the
heir of ancient migrations—and it
may be because he finds within his
own spirit so little adventure that he
is driven to seek it by changing his
horizon. The towns remain unvaried,
yet the individual faces alter like
classes in college. The Gopher Prairie
Jeweler sella out, for no discernible
reason, and moves on' to Alberta or
the state of Washington, to open, a
shop precisely like his former one,
in a town precisely like 'the one he
has left. There is, except among pro
fessional men and^ the wealthy, small
permanence either* of residence or oc
cupation. A man becomes farmer,
grocer, town policeman, garageman,
restaurant-owner, postmaster, -insur
ance-agent, and farmer all over^agaln, and guided,
-and the community more or less pa
tlently suffers from his lack of knowl
edge in each of his experiments.
CHAPTER XXI
I
Gray steel that seems unmovlne be- S*
cause it spins 'so fast in the balanced.,^
fly-wheel, gray snow In an avenue
of elms, gray dawn with the sun be
hind it—this was the gray of Vida f} j.
Sherwin's life at thirty-nine:
She was small and .aptive a^d sal
low her yellow hair was faded, and
looked dry her blue sijk blouses and ...i
a a a a
shoes and sailor hats were aa -literal
and uncharming as. .a schoolroom/ I
desk but her eyes determined her
appearance, revealed her aa a jper- »w
sonage and a force, indicated. her
faith in the goodness and purpose
of everything. They were blue and
they were never_stl|l they expressed
amusement, pity, enthusiasm.. "If she,
had been seen in sleep, with the
wrinkles beside her eyes stilled and.
the creased lids hiding: the radiaht'
irises, she would have lost her po
tency.
She was born in a hill-smothered
Wisconsin village where her father
was a prosy minister she labored
through a' sanctimonious collets she.
taught for two.years in an Iron-range'
town of bluiry-facfcd Tatars and'
Montenegrins, and wastep of Ore, and
when she came to Gbplier Prairie, itir
trees and the shining spaciousness or
the wheat prairie made her' certain
that she was in paradise.
.She admit'ted to her fellow-teael%erS'
that the schootbulldlng was sllghtly
dajnp, but she Insisted that the rooms,
were "arranged sb convenlently^—and
then, that bust of President McKln
l*y at- the head of the stairs it's a
lovely art-work, and isn't it ah lnsplr-.
ation to have the brave, honest, mar
tyr president to think- about!" Sha.
taught French, English, and history,
and the Sophomore Latin class, which
dealt in matters of a meta.physical
nature called Indirect Discourse and.
the Ablative Absolute. Each year '':v.
she was reconvlnced that the- pupilf
were beginning to learn more 'quickt
ly. She. spent four winters in build
ing up .' this Debating Society, and'
when the debate really'was lively one
Friday afternoon, and the speakers
of pieces did not forget' their lines,
she felt,-rewarded.
She lived an engrossed useful life,
and seemed as cool and simple as an
apple. But secretly she was creeping
among fears, longing, and guilt. She
knew what it was, but she dared not
name it...': She hated even the sotind
of the word "sex." When she dream
ed of being a woman of the harem,.
with great white warm limbs,' she
awoke to shudder, defenselem in the
dusk of her room. She prayed io
Jesus, alwayB to the Son of God, of
fering him the terrible power of her
adoration, addressing him as the eter
nal lover, growing passionate, exalt
ed, large, as she contemplated
splendor. Thus she mounted to en-j
durance, and surcease. ri-•
By: day,-rattling about in many ac
•tivlties, she was able to rldleale her
blaatng nights of darkness. With
spurfoue "cheerfulnesst^shei ahnouncad^'
everywhere,^ "I guess Cm a born spin
ster," attd- •"You men. great big noisy
bothersome creatures, we women
wouldn't have you round the place,
dirtying up nice clean ropms, if it
wasn't that you have to be petted
!f
••f
1
*is
,r
We just ought to «ay,
'Scat!' to ail of .you'!'.'
But when a man held her close
at a dance, even when. "Professor"
George' Edwin Mott patted her hand
paternally as they considered the
naughtiness of Cy Bog&rt, she quiv
ered, and reflected how superior she.
was to have. kept her virginity.
In the autumn of ltll. a year be
fore Dr. Will Kennieott waa married,
Vida was his partner at a five-hun
dred tournament. She was "thirty
four then Kennieott about thirty-six.
To her he was a superb, boyish, di
verting creature all the heroiis quat
ities in a manly magnificent body.
They had been helping the hostess to
serve the Waldorf salad and coffee
and gingerbread. They were In the
kitchen, side.by side on. a bench,.
while the others ponderously suppe£
in the room beyond.
Oontlmied Monday Brentng.
JBSSarit
THB fAlOL* DOO^^
I've tried the high-toned specialists,
who dootor folka today.
^"re £S*rd
the
throat man jrtilsper low
Come on now let ue Spray."
I've sat in fancy ofllcea and w^ted
long my turn -'-A
And paid for 15 minutes What It took
a week' to earn
But while these adentlfic men ara
kindly, one and all,
I miss the good old doctor that my
mother used to call.
The old-time family doctor! Oh. am
sorry that he's gone,
world
He ushered us into and
the
knew us eveiy one.
He didn't have to a$k a lot ot ques
tions for he know
Our historical from birth and al| the
ailments we'd oe^n through
And though as children small wo'
feared the medicines he'd send
The old-time family "doctor arew to
be oijr dearest friend,
No hour too late no night too rouglt
». /or him to heed our anil
He knew exactly Where to hang his
coat up in the hall.
Ha knew oxcjtljr where to g%, ikhibh"
room Its to Asd
ji
The patient he'd been called tp aee^-.
T.M
and
"Never mind,
111 run up there myself and see what's
what
causing all the lues."
I aould call him In todayT
The specialism ars' cievar men^ and
boay men. I know '.-
The good old famllv doctor
love us one and-^lf.
Herald fWant*-Ads«*4W»»-
I
1
It seems we grow to look and lean
him as one of us.
He ***. Whdiy hearth ilna
and tender way
And rtore than once I've wiahed that
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