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THAT GIRL of JOHNSON 'S
By JEAN KATE LUDLUM. Author of “At a Girl'* Mercy.'* F.tc. Entered Acrordinr to Art of Congress ;n the Year 1890 by Street & Smith. In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D. C. CHAPTER XIX.— (Continued.) Ami as Dora kept to her word and drove or rode over every day when the weather was pleasant and together they wandered under the pines in many a daring place, the color of in creasing heatlh slowly tinging the cheeks of each, while Dora's cough grew less and less frequent and vio lent, and an added grace and spring showed in Dolores' step, though there was a growing sadness upon her lips and a hunted look in the wide dark eyes that her friends could not under stand, this woman gloried and exulted in her power to wound the girl Dora loved with a deeper, truer love than she could ever give to her, and she planned out many a subtle manner for wounding and sending her shafts deep er into the soul of the girl who was, she told herself over and over, steal ing away what rightfully belonged to her. Lemuel Johnson went often to see his brother, who grew civil to him after a while, though at first he was surly, and resented his brother's long silence and neglect. Together they talked of the future, and laid many plans to be carried out as soon as Joe was & little better. Dr. Dunwiddie stil. positively af firmed that he would recover, but that this must needfully be ilow, and Joe Johnson was never possessed with pa tience enough to bear quietly much waiting. And as the day.” passed Do lores waited and waited, the dread fear shut in her heart, they would come for her father from the town. The subject of the mare vas never mentioned among them; it had dropped out of the house as suddenly and completely as though death had touched it; that day Dora gave her cousin a sketch of the feeling regard ing it in the town, though not one of them understood the girl's horror of it, excepting it might be the one who had seen the most of her emotion. Sometimes the girl was tempted to ask about it, but the dread of bringing down something worse upo i hersslf and her father kept her sil-nt to suffer alone. But Johnson lingered along in much the same condition in spite of the in terest of his friends or foes, from week to week, scarcely getting better, yet growing no worse. Dr. Dunwiddie knitted his brows and looked very grave and puzzled many a time after his visits; he did not like the appear ance of things; they were going crook * ed; something must be done and at * once. He did not wish to arouse the thought of such a thing in the minds of Johnson himself or Dolores; in fact he wished to keep It from Johnson more even than from his daughter, for he was in suen an excitable state that it went much against his recovery— petulant, fault-finding, with many a word that showed his brute nature an 1 cruelty. At or against Dolores and fate his anger and spleen were direct ed. Dolores was of no use —no earth ly use in the world; she was without even the sense of most women, and that was little enough. Had she been a boy things might have been differ ent; boys were oi use. And it was not enough that this ill luck of her being a girl was upon him. but he must have this added to the rest—to be laid up with not even the use of his feet or hands. Here he was, crippled, help less, constantly in pain, scarcely able to move without pain, and there was his brother healthy, florid, a rich man, with a fine home and the comforts of life at his disposal. And what reason was there that his brother should have the gains and he the losses? Was he not qtlite as de serving and capable of appreciating them as he? Fate was a powerful master, partial, and many times cruel in its decrees. Life was a pretty tough thing anyway, scarce worth the living. To lie in that hole of a room day in, day out, was growing unbearable; m nothing to do but watch the bit of sky and mountain through the tiny win dow, the scent of the pines stealing through, or, closing his eyes, to think, think, think his narrow thoughts that never got away from the mountains, the smithy, the tavern, and the town, until he was driven nearly wild by the thoughts that no one else ever knew, though those who were with him most guessed nearer the truth. The thin face, grown pallid with confinement, would narrow and seem to contract, the small eyes, set deep and close together, grew cruel and The men dropped In occasionally. eunning, the coarse mouth under the scant mustache closed with sinister meaning. For hours he would lie in the same position, scarcely moving, his long hands grown bony, clutching convulsively the bed covering. And to those who watched with eyes sharp ened with interest all these actions were full of meaning, and proved much that had but been guessed be fore. As time went by the men at the tavern got over their stiffness and dropped occasionally through the days, one or another, to have a chat with Johnson, but mainly to see how he bore his affliction and to know for themselves how much better off that girl of Johnson’s was, since her fath er’s brother Lemuel—he who left the settlement years before—had returned. Many an hour in the wide, low room at the tavern, or beside the door of an evening, they discussed Johson’s condition, and freely expressed their doubts and views as to his recovery in spite of Dr. Dunwiddle’s assertion to the contrary. While Dr. Dunwiddie. over in the town among his friends at Judge Green’s, also discussed John son’s condition, and decided w’ith them that it was time something was done, and done speedily, or it would be too late. “Spare no pains nor expense, Dun widdie.” urged Lemuel Johnson, pacing up and down the pleasant parlor at Judge Green's, his hands clasped be hind him, his florid face and kindly eyes full of anxiety. “Joe's got a won- “Et'd be nothin’ new ef ye was asham ed of me.” derful constitution; always did have; sinews like steel when we were young sters. This illness has been heavy to bring him down so. Surely there ii some way of hastening his recovery, and we must find it —you must find it. He's got to have a fair chance for a place in life, comfortable, like other men, and not end it all that way. Why, it's death in life over yonder. It’s buried in a grave large enough to turn around in, but it isn’t life. No wonder he’s lost all ambition staying there with everybody around him duller and more listless than he, ex cepting of course Dolores. She's a body one wouldn't meet always. Joe doesn’t appreciate her because he’s incapable of judging out of such a batch of comrades as he’s got there. That Lodie’s a good enough sort of man —make an Intelligent man if he had a chance —but, my powers! such a life for man or woman. Where I was born, too; and not a school house or church in the place, and my own brother’s child ignorant of even the catechism or the existence of God. Do your best for him, Dunwiddie; never mind the cost. Money is noth ing compared to a life worth living. You start him on with a lair show of strength, and I’ll do the rest. He’s the only kin I have in the world—he and the girl—and the Ix>rd knows there isn’t a man in *tne world who wouldn't do all he could for such. Eh, Dora?” CHAPTER XX. A Sudden Message. “Man alive!” exclaimed Lemuel Johnson as he stood beside his brother one morning, with Dr. Dunwiddie and Dr. Grey, explaining to him a plan by which they hoped to benefit his condi tion and hasten his recovery. “Man alive, Joe!” exclaimed the excitable little man. thrusting his hands into his pockets, his florid face growing redder, his ey.es sparkling with indig nation. “Have you no sense at all? Have-you no pride, no common ambi tion to get well? To make a success of life? Would you rather lie here, growing less and less capable of any thing. like an indolent tramp, and keep on suffering straight ahead for years maybe, when by perfect care in this hospital, or infirmary, or what ever it is. fn the city something may be done for you. and you would be set up like a new man ready for any position and to build up as good a home as any man living? Why, great Scott. Joe Johnson, if you are my brother and the only one I've got, I must say I’d be ashamed to own you if you refuse.” The invalid was growing excited also. He struggled up to a sitting position, half reclining on his right arm. and glared at his brother as an infuriated animal at bay. "Et'd be nothin’ new ef ye was 'shamed o’ me,” he cried, the veins of his forehead swelling like cords, his small eyes glittering like serpents. “Et's no mor'n ye've done all yer life sence yer rurined away ter make yer money a many year ago. Ye left er folks ter starve fer all't j'e've done fer ’em. tell Just now when ye kem hyar ter gloat owver me. I may be 'thout yer style o' sense. Lem Jolin sing, but I hev got ther common sense 't ken tell beans when I sees 'em. Ye needn't make outen 't ye don't know what I means well’s I do. or them as hev lived hyar sence theys homed. An' theys ken tell't ye left us ’thout nothin’ an’ outen yer life tell jest now when't ain't no use; an' es long es I’ve got breath ’nough left ter tell’.t, I'll jest say this. An’ 1 ain't goln’ ter be put in no horsepital neither where a feller ken stay forever, an’ folks’d never know but he’s dead an’ buried, ’stead o' livin’ locked up in a cell like a crim’nal an’ kept thyar an' never let cut. Mebby et do run in thes fam'ly ter be shef'less an’ no 'count, but I hev es good sense es ye hev, Lem Johnsing. an' I ain't ter be tom fooled like a woman.” Dr. Dunwiddie laid his strong hand on his shoulder and spoke to him sharply. | “Lie down.” he said. “man. and listen to us. We give you the choice. You shall have from now till to-mor row morning to consider; after that will be too late. Choose one of two alternatives: Remain just where you are. from sheer stubbornness and die, for die you must if you persist in this, and in such a slow, torturing man ner as you cannot comprehend, or comply with our wishes that may doubtless be painful at first, and may even end fatally—l place it all before you, holding back —but with ten chances to one of your recovery and a long life.” Johnson's face lost its defiance and cunning; it grew livid and paled to a deathly hue. His sinister eyes were fixed on the doctor’s face with an expression of cowardly terror in them. His brother’s fit of violent temper he could meet with equal force, but Dr. Dunwlddie's voice and manner bore as much weight as his words which were uttered clearly and calmly, but which the man was unused to heating, and which therefore impressed him more than they might have done other wise, full of meaning and warning as they were. He lay among the pillows w’ith his face turned to the wall, motionless as though he were already dead, his sinewy right hand clutched the cov ering long after his brother and the doctors left, not knowing that through the half open door Dolores, from the outer room, was watching him with a face set as his own, her hands clasped passionately, her lips shut close to still the cry that rose from her heart, that found words only in a new, wild, inarticulate prayer. "God, whom I know not, forgive him —forgive him.” But there was not a trace of this emotion upon her face or in her man ner as she stood, a day or two after, at the west window of the library at Judge Green’s, the soft brown dress Dora had fitted for her, falling grace fully around her. She held back the lace draperies with one arm leaning against the casing of the large French window, and looked like a picture, so quiet she stood, flushed from the light of the sunset above. Dora was sitting upon the ottoman at her feet, her delicate face raised to the face above her. Dora said she could sit forever at Dolores’ feet and watch her. Dolores’ face was a study of which one would never tire, which one must study to understand, which one could never fully under* stand. (To be continued.) LIFE OF KING ALFONSO. Young Monarch Becoming Popular With His Subjects. The young king of Spain is daily making himself more popular in San Sebastian, which may be regarded as the summer capital of Spain. Rising very early, he goes down from Mlra mer palace before 8 to San Sebastian beach for a swim. He takes long rides in the valleys and across the highlands of the Basque country with out an escort, but he is always In uniform and is accompanied by two aids-de-camp and two palace servants. He takes great pleasure in returning the salutes of the peasantry. At mid day the king attends to state business with the minister for foreign affairs. Before lunch he gives audiences and generally rides again In the afternoon, or drives his own four-in-hand with Queen Christina and his sisters sit ting behind him. He takes an Inter est in yachting. In the rowing boat races in the bay and in pigeon-shoot ing. He is already a good shot and a keen sportsman. The Basques are pleased to see him interested in their national ball game, styled "juego do pelota." NOTHING MUCH TO “LIFT.” Irishman B*w Little to Struggle for in the America’s Cup. A crowd stood outside Tiffany’s window at Broadway and Seventeenth street, where the America's cup Is displayed in a glass case, says a New York exchange. “I wonder if this is the real cup or Just a reproduction?” one lady said inquiringly to another. "Real,” was the reply. “Don’t you see the card, ‘America's Cup, won by the yacht America at Cowes. Isle of Wight. England, August 28. 1851.’ It has kept beautifully, hasn’t It?” An Irishman came up. "What’s that?" he asked, crowding up to the window. "That’s the cup Sir Thomas is try ing to lift." a bystander answered. The Irishman looker] hard at the base, the chased and engraved bulg ing center and the long neck with handle opposite duck-bill lip.. “An’ is that the growler they’re raisin' all this fuss about?" he asked contemptuously. “Faith, I'm surprised at Lipton. There’s plenty better on the other side.” Suburban Foresight. The citizen of Drearyhurst was showing his visitor through the spa cious garden in the rear of the house. “Over there,” he said, pointing with his cane, “ia the turnip patch." “You must be a good deal fonder of turnips than I am.” commented the visitor. "Oh. we don't use them on the table,” his host replied. “We raise them to throw at the neighbors' chickens. They're cheaper than coal.” Would Avoid Women. First Boy—Do you want to go ter heaven when yer die, like de Sunday school ma’am tells yer? Second Boy—Nit! Dere's no fun goin’ ter places where a woman want yer to go.—Judge. * One Advantage. “Is Cleveland really as slow as peo ple say it is?” asked the Chicago man. “It’s worse.” replied the Cincinnati urummer. “Why some of the resi dents of that village actually die of old age.” Teething at Age of 95. Mrs Polly Card of near Vernon, Mo., is renewing her yoijth. At 95 years of age she is cutting hrj- second set of "milk” teeth. She has had* no nat ural teetb for thirty years. DENVER MARKETS Crritle. Comparative Receipts — Month to October 23d.... .. 8.730 Same period last year 19,793: Decrease 11,057 Year to date 237,845 Same period last year 271.302 Decrease 33.457 The following quotations represent the range of prices paid on this mar ket: Beef steers, choice grasse: 1.100 to 1,250 lbs $3,606/3.75 Beef steers, medium to good. 1,000 to 1.100 lbs . 3.306/3.60 Beef steers, common to fair 3.006/3.25 Cows and heifers, choice grassers. 1.000 and 1.100 lbs 2.756/3.00 , Cows and heifers, common to good, grassers 2.256/2.50 Canners 1.506/2.00 Calves, veal, choice 3.506/4.50 Bulls, stags, etc 1.506/2.50 Feeders, 900 to 1.150 1 l»s . good to choice. F. P. R. . 3.306/3.75 Feeders, 600 to 900 lbs.. common to fair, F. P. R.. 3.006/3.25 Stockers, choice. F. P. R . 3.256/3.75 Stockers, fair to g00d... . 2.756/3.00 Hogs. I Comparative Receipts— Month to October 23d 10.218 Same period last year 5,395 Increase 4,823 Year to date .. 121,752 Same period last year 70,822 Increase. 50,930 The following quotations represent the prices paid on this market: Choice heavy $5,056/5.20 and mixed packers . 5.106/5.30 Sheep. Comparative Receiptr.— Month to October 23d 86.919 Same period last year ... 64,122 Increase 22,797 Year to date 253,294 Same period last year 185,477 Increase. 67,817 The following quotations represent, the prices paid on this market for fat sheep: Lambs $4,006/4.50 Wethers, muttons 3.006/3.30 Ewes, muttons . 2.756^3.00 Feeder wethers, F. P. R. . 3.006/3.35 Feeder lambs 3.756/4.25 I Grain. Wheat, choice milling. i>er 100 lbs., $1.05; rye, Colorado, bulk. per 100 lbs., 85c; oats, bulk, Nebraska new white, $1 .18; mixed, $1.15; in sack. Colorado, whlto, $1.25; corn in bulk, 83c; corn chop, sacked. 90c.; Colorado corn and oat chops, sacked, $1.25; bran, Colora do, per 100 lbs., 80c. I Hay—Upland, per ton. $12,006^.13.00; I second bottom, choice to fancy, $9.00 | 67.10.00; good to choice. $7,006/8.00; timothy, $12.00; timothy and clover, $11.00;. alfalfa, prime. $8.50; straw, 1 $4,506/5.00; south Park wire grass $15.00. ' Poultry. Turkeys, fancy 16 Turkeys, choice ... 14 Hens, fancy 12 Hens, medium 11©12 Springs, fancy small .... ... 11 Vi Springs, medium grade .. .. 106/11 Springs, culls 56/ 6 Geese, lb 96/ 10 Ducks 96/ilo Young geese 136/ 14 Young ducks • ■. .-136/14 Live Poultry. Bens, best ... 10 Hens. Texas, lb 9V4 Roosters, lb 5 Springs 10 Turkeys, lb 126/13 Ducks, lb 106/11 Geese 9 Pigeons, 1-00 Butter. Elgin, firm 21 Creameries, extras. Cala 236/24 Creameries, extras, eastern ... 236/24 Creameries, firsts, Colorado and , and eastern 206/21 Process and renovated goods, I lb 18 Store packed 146/15 Cooking butter 126/13 Egg*. Eggs, fresh, loss off, doz 21 Eggs, fresh, case count, doz. .. 19 Canada Loses Rich Mines. Washington. Oct. 26 —Closer inspec tion of the Alaska charts here in the light of Mr. Foster’s dispatch of yes terday adds to the satisfaction of the officials, particularly as the commis sion actually extended the American title over a large territory rich in gold deposits north of the Klehini river to . the boundary line claimed by Secre- I tary Evarts a quarter of a century ago, Instead of limiting it to that the boundary tentatively fixed by the Hay-Pauncefote modus vivendi. I The treaty requires expert survey ors to permanently fix the boundary line on the general data furnished the commission, and the State Depart ment intends to turn this work over . to the coast survey and to prosecute it with all vigor to obviate further friction among the miners along the boundary. Robbers who blew open the vault of the hank at Pleasant dale, Nebraska, near Lincoln, a few days ago. were frightened and ran away, leaving $3,500 currency in plain sight. There , was $30,000 in the bank which they ■ might have secured. I The Ixmdon Standard's correspon , dent at Odessa telegraphs that word has reached thtre from Khorassan | that 250 lives have been lost in an earthquake at Turshiz. Persia. Thir teen villages were destroyed and some 5,000 persons are now horn/less. I At the Parc I> s Princes track in Paris. October 18th. M. Dangla made a new cycling record for one hour by covering 52 miles and 918 yards In that time. August M. Dangla cov ( ered 50.39 miles on a bicycle in an hour, breaking the previous record. La Fair Sentenced. Denver, Oct., 24. —A Republican special from Grand Junction last night says: William La Fair, who was convicted at this term of the District Court, in Mesa county of the murder in the second degree, in the killing of Eben T. Massey, w-as sentenced this after noon to a term in the penitentiary of not less than ten years nor more than 1 thirteen years. Motion for a new trial was overruled. SHORT TELEGRAMS. Governor Taft will leave Manila for Washington December 3rd to enter upon his duties as Secretary of War. The Marconi system of wirtless telegraphy has been inaugurated be tween Pekin, China, and the coast. The- city hall of Sneboygan, one of the finest municipal buildings in upper Michigan, was destroyed by fire Octo ber 19th. Sir Henry Irving and members of his theatrical company arrived in New York October 20th on the steamer Minneapolis from London. Gen. Russel Alger, ex-Secretary of War. and Cornelius Bliss. ex-Secretary of the Interior, have been traveling extensively in Arizona. Maj. Gen. Samuel S. Sumner has arranged to assume command of the Department of the Missouri, with head quarters at Omaha, November 20th. 3 heodore Betram, baritone of the roytl opera at Berlin is under contract to make a tour of the United States. He will receive $50,000 for a two months’ engagement. The President has accepted the res ignation of Rear Admiral R. B. Brad ford as chief of the Bureau of Equip ment. Capt. George A. Converse takes charge of the bureau. The Pennsylvania Railroad Com pany has issued orders to cut down the force in the Altoona shops ten per cent., which will necessitate the suspension of 800 men. The St. Louis Law School, a branch of the Washington University, has re fused to receive as a student Charles F. Kelley, a former speaker of the House oi Delegates, convicted of brib ery. Silver and lead bullion to the value of $100,090. which was lost in Staten Island sound September 27th off the deck of a barge, has been recovered through the work of divers and a dredge. The Audubon Society of Washing ton has just held a birdless hat show at which the leading milliners of the city had exhibits wholly fret from the taint of bird slaughter. President Roosevelt is one of the vice presidents of the society. Gordon McKay, aged eighty-two. millionaire inventor of shoemaking machinery, died at Newport, Rhode island, October 19th. By his death it is understood that .arvard Univer sity becomes enrich**' by something like $4,000,00.. Through sleeping car service be tween Chicago and Los Angeles and San Francisco, and between Chicago and Galveston has been established by the Wabash. New first-class Pull man cars have been provided for the California service. While digging for coal in an aban doned mine near Dravosburg, Pennsyl vania. recently, Daniel Sorg discov ered about $5,000 worth of clothing, dry goods, hardware, etc. The police believe the goods were placed in the mine by a band of thieves operating successfully in the Monogahela val ley for a year. Owing to an attachment for a quar ter of a million dollars placed on the plant of the Household Sewing Ma chine Company at Providence, Rhode Island, by trustees of the William J. King estate, the machine works have been shut down. The attachment covers notes valued at $236,000, claimed as due the estate. The President has commuted, to ex pire immediately, the sentences of Ma rion Marshall. Cyrus Raines and Bur ton Harper, coal miners who were con victed in West Virginia of resisting n United States deputy marshal. They were sentenced June 11 last. Marshall and Harper to Imprisonment for eight month and Raines to imprisonment for five months. The annual report of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railroad for the year ending June 30. Just issued, shows an increase in gross earnings of $3.- 983.538. The surplus was increased by $3,228,149. Th* report calls at tention to the fact that the length of road operated June 30 was 8,324 miles, as against 8,124 at the end of the preceding fiscal year. Advices from Mazatlan, Mexico, state that the terrific storm which visited that city and port a Tew days ago caused t-onsiderable loss of life. In the city sixteen people were killed and a number of others injured. The ships in the harbor also suffered much damage. The Danish schooner Clara was entirely wrecked and the captain and fourteen sailors were drowned. The famous Parker will case at Dev enport, lowa, was decidid October 20th by Judge Wolf, who holds that Francis Parker, son of Mrs. Fraissenet ami Frederick Parker of Omaha, was ao knowled in the deeds to be the son of Frederick Parker, and hence is heir to one-half of the million-dollar estate of James Monroe Parker. Judge- Wolf holds that Mrs. Fraissenet was a ser vant. and not Parker’s wife. Edward Fuller, a life guard connect ed with Henderson's pavilion at Coney Island, swam from the Battery to Hen derson’s pavilion recently in tne rec ord-breaking time of five hours nfty flve minutes. It is claimed that the best previous record from the Battery to Coney Island Point was eight hours. Fuller swam a mile and a half further in order to reach Henderson’s pavilion and yet beat the Record two hours and five minutes. Col. W. L. Alexander, acting commis sary general, in his annual report to the Secretary of War. Hays that many of the difficulties which have hereto fore been encountered in supplying th r army in the Philippines have been overcome and that the troops there aro now regularly supplied with fresh meats and vegetables. Through an arrangement with the Navy Depart ment the fr«sh beef continues to come from Australia. The Ohio state board of health adopted a resolution by which the sec retary is directed to take steps to pre vent the sale of "toy pistols and other explosive appurtenances.” The reso lution recites that 600 persons were killed. 100 made blind and 1.000 others Injured last Fourth of July. The board therefore declares it to he th* duty of health authorities to abolish the evils attendant upon the celebra tion of Independence Day. The steamer South Portland, which sailed from Portland, Oregon. Octo ber 18th, with wheat for San Fran cisco, struck on Blanco reef on the evening of October 19th at 5 o’clock during a heavy fog and speedily sank. Out of thirty-six people on board eight een were rescued. Rear Admiral Royal B. Bradford re linquished the administration of the Bureau of Equipment and Repair of the Navy Department October 20th, and was succeeded by Captain George Converse, who now assumes the title of rear admiral. Admiral Bradford has been given command cf the battleship Illioois. This accuracy review department is for co operation in informa tion on the enemies of easy errors ami friends offorethought, to redact mutually ex pensive mistakes. It is for mechanical, com mercial ami profes sional people; the in dividual employer. employe and cunt outer; and consist* of extracts taken by permission from the copyrighted letters, the lectures, notebooks and libraries of Karl M. l'ratt. Oak /‘ark, Illinois. lie is hunting ths whole world over for information of every tiny use to you, and he regrets his inability, personalty to reply to contributors. So far us possible he trishes to have in this space the very idea you icould like to find here. Yon are at liberty to send him any suggestion you may care to. His collec tion wan started in 1879 and now contains un published information dating back to 1796, with systematic plans extending to 19X1. Your short story of some example of, forethought given to him may prove to be your most valuable gift to others. Forethought can be grown like wheat after we know how. A HUNDRED DOLLAR DINNER. A couple of years ago there came to me a beautifully printed invitation reading as follows: "The committee of management requests the pleasure of your company at dinner on Thurs day evening. Important plans will be presented relating to the approaching celebration.” I went, I saw and was conquered. The banquet was in the Interest of an old debt. During the dramatic appeals and after the many courses of gastric cndnngerers, I re marked that I thought the friends of my department would give them a hundred dollars. The two secretaries In charge of the subject replied that they would help me if necessary get that amount. Failure. By experience I found my plan for getting the money did not work. One young man told me that I would he in better business if I were collecting money for the debt on his new house. Nearly every one seemed to think I was h iding him up. Then came the following: “I am in structed to write you with reference to your pledge of one hundred dollars. I shall be glad to have an expression from you within a few days so that 1 may report to the committee. We are In special need of funds at present, and of course nothing would be more acceptable than the money. Very truly yours. Secretary.’’ To which I replied: "The plan I had for getting that hundred dollars has been rattled and it Is not wise for me to promiso when i can pay it, though I have not abandoned It.” T rouble. When the secretary saw me he twit ted me of repudiating my signature. At another time I hinted that ho was using the lowest form of commercial promotion. Jollying, in securing signa tures. We had plenty of arguments pro and con. Finally we decided that he should write me a letter such as he thought that I should have written him, and then I should reply to It as I thought he should have written me. Th!* Is what he seni me: “Mr. Secre tary: Dear Sir—l write you concern ing the pledge I made to give or raise one hundred dollars toward removing the floating debt. When I made this pledge, about a year ago, I thought I had a plan whereby the amount could he easily secured. The plan has fallen through, however, and I only succeeded In getting three dollars. I regret very much that I am unable to comply with the conditions of my pledge and must confess somewhat to a feeling of chagrin that 1 have fallen so far short of meeting my obligations. I still consider myself bound to keep the agreement, however, although I am obliged to ask you to g.-ant me an ex tension of time. It Is impossible for me to say Just when I will secure the money but as I an troubled very much about *he matter you may be sure that it is my purpose to do this work at the earliest possible moment. Please tell me what you think of this, and I should also be grateful for any sug gestions you may n.ake as to how I could go about raising such a sum of money I have not had much experi ence soliciting money and not being very well acquainted with your work «nd the reasons why business men should contribute to it. I found myself handicapped to a considerable extent. Trusting you will appreciate the spirit in which I write this letter, I remain, very truly yours.” The Other Letter. In the sample letter I sent him there were blank spaces left for special in formation for me from him. The fol lowing Is the complete letter: "Dear Sir —Your favor of the 6th Inst, con cerning your nledge of one hundred TWO HEADS. One worker met another and ex claimed. “if it hadn't been for you I j never could have landed that man.” j The reply was, "Well, I couldn t have done the work you did." The first speaker has a big stomach and great force. The other worker has more brain than digestive capacity. The latter is visionary, theoretical, | analytical, but he studied the man In trouble and suggested a field ior the man of force to push the man of trou- ! hie into. The man of thought invented relief but it is doubtful if he could have car- | ried out his invention alone. The questions of thought, flesh and push are continually forcing them- ( selves in front o' our dally work. A man thirty-five y?ars old confess -3d that he had never studied to see I what foods made him energetic or azy. Later he announced that he had ! teamed that his condition depended to a great extent upon what he ate. A young man while in college went one hundred consecutive meals with- ; out butter and during that time gained ( in weight five pounds. doliurs to the debt fund is received. We are simply experiencing what many others have been through, and I am as anxious to assist you in making your plan to secure one hundred dol lars succeed as Bam to got the one hundred dollars. In reply to your question concerning the indebtedness which now rests upon us the most of which is funded, would say this was created as follows: The present building was erected on the site of tho old building. During its erection our work was interrupted and tho member ship greatly reduced as there were few privileges to offer. We entered tho new building with floating bills amounting to $5,000 and an additional indebtedness of $5,000 was at once in curred In the purchase at equipment. During the next two years the work was conducted on a scale commensur ate with the plant. Owing to tho hard times the membership was not as large as expected and there was a def icit in two years of an additional $7.- 500. Every year since then we have paid all hills, including the interest on this Indebtedness, which we aro now undertaking to remove. Your under standing that the payments were duo when all had been secured must havo resulted from a lack of sufficient ex planation. which I very much regret. The agreement in the subscription hook which you signed is certainly very clear on this point. The wording of this agreement Is as follows: ‘We, the undersigned, hereby agree to givo or raise the sums set opposite our re spective names toward a fund of $17.- 500 for liquidating the entire floating indebtedness of and we guaran tee the payment of the sums in equal installments on the following dates: this is practically the same as a non interest hearing note very few regard it ’.u the same way and as a matter of fact we would not undertake to collect by legal means in a case like this. But we need not talk about tlies negative sid3 of this question; you are going to get that money and if we can help you as .veil as we would like to you are going to make your original plans work successfully. It is easier to get money for some things than for an old debt, which Is like burying an old horse. Nevertheless it is something which ought to bo done and wo can never be truly successful as long as this indebtedness hangs as a millstone around our neck. There are men who like tackling difficult John and con quoting them. Regarding the rea sons why business men should sub scribe to our work the following seem to me among the best: First, next to the church and the home It Is a great moral force In the community, tho value of whose restraining and up building it is impossible to overesti mate. Commercial Value. Every business man should have & part In maintaining such a work. Sec ond it is a work of prevention, an ounces of which we are told is worth a pound of cure. Most business men prefer to give ten dollars to keep a young man from going wrong than to he taxed a hundred dollars for taking care of him after be has gone wrong. That kind of a proposition appeals to a business man. Third, It pro\ ides a suitable place for young men to spend their leisure hours. An employer of young men Is not wor ried about the honesty, sobriety and faithfulness of those employes who he knows are members of our work, and spend their leirure time at our building. They an* anxious about the young men who patronize ques tionable resorts and lead a life where the temptation to live beyond one’s means is often responsible for loss by theft and defalcation. These men know this and spend much money for private detectives to study the habits of their trusted employes to find out Just how they spend their time and money. Finally, as to the methods of soliciting. I would say it Is best to ask for what you would like and take what you can get. Most solicitors make a mistake by not asking for a large enough sum and in away that sug gests that they are extending a priv ilege rather than asking a favor, or perpetrating a hold up. Try to find men who have money ami who are not common marks for every one with a subscription paper. It is better and more economical to cultivate a few In telligent givers for large amounts than a great number of givers for smaller sums. The whole question of getting a man to give money is an ex tremely difficult one. Some men seem to be naturally endowed for this wo.*k. hut it is also clear that others cun acquire it. I an; confidf nt that If you do rot consider yourself In the first clars yon will soon be numbered among the second. Very truly yours. Secretary.” What migl.i have caused us to iorever disrespect each other may on tills plan of exchanging let ters p/ove mutually helpful and en cou 'age us to do what we want to do. i His reason for this change was that 1 he had dyspepsia and that the butter increased his indigestion thus hinder- I ing the assimilation of food. As a rule hearty eaters are \ery fleshy. Some very fleshy people are ! small eaters. Occasionally a very thin i person will consume an almost unlim- I ited amount of food, i People with even flesh and energy are happy, but careful and temperate at their meals. Extra flesh does not | always indicate extra strength. ! A young man left home looking poor in the face, but weighing a hundred | and sixty pounds. Ho returned after ’ a few* months at school with a very fleshy face but had lost ten pounds In weight. Muscle Is heavier than fat and hard I muscle than soft. Eating too much 1 reduces strength and in some cases I lessens natural flesh. Extra flesh hin ders physical harmony but a very heavy man often develops a good deal | of muscle in handling himself. | Those who lack the normal amount of flesh are able to Improve themselves I by a close study of .oods, eating, exer cise and mental occupation.