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SYNOPSIS.
Elam Harnlsh, known all through Alas
ka as “Burning Daylight," celebrates his
•Oth birthday with a crowd of miners at
the Circle City Tivoli. The dance leads
to heavy gambling, in which over SIOO,OOO
la staked. Harnlsh loses his money and
hla mine but wins the mail contract. He
•tarts on his mall trip with dogs and
•ledge, telling his friends that he will be
tn the big Yukon gold strike at the start.
Burning Daylight makes a sensationally
rapid run across country with the mall,
appears at the Tivoli and is now ready
to join his friends In a dash to the new
gold fields. Deciding that gold will be
found In the up-river district Harnlsh
buys two tons of flour, which he declares
will be worth its weight In gold, but
when he arrives with his flour he finds
the big flat desolate. A comrade discov
ers gold and Daylight reaps a rich har
vest. He goes to Dawson, becomes the
moat prominent figure in the Klondike
and defeats a combination of capitalists
In a vast mining deal. He returns to
civilization, and, amid the bewildering
complications of high finance. Daylight
finds that he has been led to invest his
eleven millions in a manipulated scheme.
He goes to New r York, and confronting
his disloyal partners with a revolver, he
threatens to kill them If his money Is not
returned. They are cowed, return their
stealings and Harnish goes back to San
Francisco where he meets hla fate In
Dede Mason, a pretty stenographer. He
makes large investments and gets Into the
political ring. F’or a rest he goes to the
country. Daylight gets deeper into high
finance In San Francisco, but often the
longing for the simple life nearly over
comes him. Dede Mason buys a horse and
Daylight meets her in her saddle trips.
One day he asks Dede to go with him
on one more ride, his purpose being to
ausk her to marry him and they canter
away, she trying to analyze her feelings.
Dede tells Daylight that her happiness
could not lie with a money manipulator.
Daylight undertakes to build up a great
Industrial community.
CHAPTER XVll.—Continued.
She led the way through the door
opening out of the hall to the right,
and, once inside, he stood awkwardly
rooted to the floor, gazing about him
and at her and all the time trying not
to gaze. In his perturbation he failed
to bear and see her invitation to a
•eat.
“Won’t you sit, down?” she repeated.
“Look here,” he said, in a voice that
shook with passion, “there’s one thing
X won’t do, and that’s propose to you
In the office. That’s w’hy I’m here.
Dede Mason, I want you, I just want
you.”
So precipitate was he. that she had
barely time to cry out her involun
tary alarm and to step back, at the
same time catching one of his hands
as he attempted to gather her into
h!s arms.
“Oh, I know I’m a sure enough fool.”
he said. “I —I guess I’ll sjt down.
Don’t be scairt. Miss Mason I’m not
real dangerous."
“I’m not afraid,” she answered, with
a. smile, slipping down herself into a
chair,
“It’s funny.” Daylight sighed, almost
with regret; "here 1 am, strong
enough to bend you around and tie
knots in you. Here I am. used to hav
ing my will with man, beast or any
thing. And here 1 am sitting in this
chair, as weak and helpless as a little
lamb. You sure take the starch out
of me.”
“I —I wish you hadn’t asked.” she
Haid softly.
“Mebbe it’s best you should know a
Pew things before you give me an an
wer.” he went on, ignoring the fact
that the answer had already been
given “I never went after a woman
before in my life, all reports to the
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contrary notwithstanding. The stuff
you read about me in the papers and
books, about mo being a lady-killer. Is
all wrong. There’s not an lota of
truth in It I guess I’ve done more
than my share of card-playing and
whisky-drinking, but women I’ve let
alone. There was a woman killed
herself, but ! didn’t know she wanted
me that bad or else I’d have married
her —not for love, but to keep her
from killing herself. She was the
best of the boiling, but I never gave
her any encouragement I’m telling
you all this because you've read about
It and I want you to get it straight
from me.”
“I can’t marry you,” she said. “1
like you a great deal, but —”
He waited a moment for her to com
plete the sentence, failing which, he
went on himself.
“I haven’t an exaggerated opinion
of myself, so I know I ain’t bragging
when I say I’ll make a pretty good
husband. You could follow your own
sweet will, and nothing would be ioo
good for you. I’d give you everything
your heart desired —”
“Except yourself,” she Interrupted
suddenly, almost sharply. “Don’t you
see?” she hurried on. "I could have
for easier married the Elam Harnish
fresh from Klondike when I first laid
yes on him long ago, than marry you
sitting before me now.”
He shook his head slowly.
“That’s one too many for me. The
more you know and like a man the
less you want to marry him. Famili
arity breeds contempt—l guess that’s
what you mean.”
“No, no,” she cried, but before she
could continue, a knock came on the
door.
His eyes, quick with observation
like an Indian’s, darted about the
room while she was out. The impres
sion of warmth and comfort and beau
ty predominated, though he was un
able to analyze it; while the simplici
ty delighted him—expensive simplici
ty, he decided, and most of it left
overs from the time her father went
broke and died.
She re-entered the room, and as she
crossed it to her chair, he admired
the way she walked, while the bronze
slippers were maddening. -
“I’d like to ask you several ques
tions,” he began Immediately. “Are
you thinking of marrying somebody
else?”
“There isn’t anybody else. I don't
know anybody I like well enough to
marry. For that matter, I don’t think
I am a marrying woman. Office work
seems to spoil me for that.”
"It strikes me that you’re the most
marryingest woman that ever made a
man sit up and take notice. And now
another question. You see, I’ve just
got to locate the lay of the land. Is
there anybody you like as much as
you like me?”
But Dede had herself well In hand.
“That’s unfair,” she said. “And if
you stop and consider, you will find
that you are doing the very thing you
disclaimed —namely, nagging. I refuse
to answer any more of your questions.
Let us talk about other things. How
ls Bob?”
Half an hour later, whirling along
through the rain on Telegraph Ave
nue toward Oakland, Daylight smoked
one of his brown paper cigarettes and
reviewed what had taken place. It was
not at all bad. was his summing up.
though there was much about it that
was baffling. There was that liking
him the more she knew him and at
the same time wanting to marry him
less. That was a puzzler.
Once again, on a rainy Sunday,
weeks afterward. Daylight proposed
to Dede, As on the first time, he re
strained himself until his hunger for
her overwhelmed him and swept him
away in his red automobile to Berke
ley. He left the machine several
blocks away and proceeded to the
house on foot. But Dede was out, the
landlady’s daughter told him. and
added, on second thought, that she
was walking in the hills. Further
more. the young. lady directed him
where Dede’s walk was most likely to
extend. Daylight obeyed the girl’s in
structions, and soon the street he fol
lowed passed the last house and itself
ceased where began the first steep
slopes of the open hills. The air was
damp with the on-coming of rain, for
the storm had not yet burst, though
the rising wind proclaimed its im
minence. As far as he could see,
there was no sign of Dede on the
smooth, grassy hills. To the right,
dipping down into a hollow and rising
again, was a large, full-grown eucalyp
tus grove. Here all was noise and
movement, the lofty, slender-trunked
trees swaying back and forth In the
wind and clashing their branches to
gether. In the squalls, above all the
minor noises of creaking and groan
ing, arose a deep thrumming note as
of a mighty harp. Knowing Dede as
he did. Daylight was confident that he
would find her somewhere In this
grove where the storm effects were so
pronounced. And find her he did.
across the hollow and on the exposed
crest of the opposing slope where the
gale smote its fiercest blows.
“It’s the same old thifig,” he said.
“I want you and I’ve come for you.
You've just got to have me, Dede, for
the more 1 think about it the more
certain I am that you’ve got a sneak
ing liking for me that’s something
more than Just ordinary liking. And
you don't dast say that It isn’t; now
dast you?”
“Please, please," she begged. "We
can never marry, so don’t let us dis
cuss It.”
Daylight decided that action was
more efficient than speech. So fie
stepped between her and the wind
and drew her so that she stood close
in the shelter of him. An unusually
stiff squall blew about them and
Tim Sullivan’s Land Tax
Big Politician Has Scheme io Reduce
Congestion in New York Tene
ment Districts.
Big Tim Sullivan Jias been looking
about a bit in his Bowery kingdom,
and as a consequence the brainiest
man in Tammany has hammered out
a land tax system, which he be
lieves will reduce the congestion In
the tenement districts, a New York
correspondent of tbe Cincinnati
Times-Star writes. “People in my
district sleep three and four to the
room,” said he, “and many of the
rooms have never had a ray of sun
light in them. They have to live
that way because the rent is so high.
The tenement owner who is willing to
tear down his old building and put
up anew one, with sunlight in every
window and a bath in every flat, is
afraid to do so. because he knows
that his taxes would go skallyhooting
up. The poor devils who rent his
flats would In the end pay for that
higher rate of taxation. Every eighth
child born in New York city dies be-
(Copyright, I*lo, by the New York Herald Company.)
(Copyright. 1910, by the MacMillan Company.
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“Dede Mason, I Want You, I Just Want You.”
thrummed overhead In the tree-tops,
and both paused to listen. A shower
of flying leaves enveloped them, and
hard on the heel of the wind came
driving drops of rain. He looked down
on her and on her hair, wind-b!ow r n
about her face; and because of her
closeness to him and of a fresher and
more poignant realization of what she
meant to him. he trembled so that she
was aware of it in the hand that held
hers. She suddenly leaned against
him, bowing her head until it rested
lightly upon his breast. And so they
stood while another squall, with flying
leaves and scattered drops of rain,
rattled past. With equal suddenness
she lifted her head and looked at him.
“Do you know,” she said, “I prayed
last night about you. I prayed that
you would fail, that you would lose
everything —everything.”
Daylight stared his amazement at
this cryptic utterance.
“That sure beats me. I always said
I got out of my depth with women,
and you’ve got me out of my depth
now. Well, you’ve just got to ex
plain, that’s all."
His arms went around her and held
her closely, and this time she did not
resist. Her head was bow r ed, and he
could not see her face, yet he had a
premonition that she was crying. He
had learned the virtue of silence, and
he waited her will In the matter.
Things had come to such a pass that
she was bound to tell him something
now. Of that he was confident.
“1 would dearly like to marry you.”
she faltered, “but I am afraid. I am
proud and humble at the same time
that a man like you should care for
me. But you have too much money.
There’s where my abominable com
mon sense steps in Even if we did
marry, you could never be my man —
my lover and my husband. You
would be your money’s man.' I know
I am a foolish woman, but I want
my man for myself. And your
money destroys you; It makes you
less and less nice. I am not ashamed
to say that 1 love you. because I shall
never marry you. And I loved you
much when I did not know you at all,
when you first came down from Alas
ka and I first went into the office. You
were my hero. You were the Burning
Daylight of the gold-diggings, the dar
ing traveler and miner. And you
looked it. I don’t see how any wom
an could have looked at you without
loving you—then. But you don’t look
it now. You, a man of the open, have
been cooping yourself up in the cities
cause its mother has to go to work
or starve. At the same time there
are 40,000 acres of good land lying
idle within the city limits.”
Therefore Sullivan has a plan to cut
the taxes on improved real estate, and
increase the taxes on vacant prop
erty. He figures that owmers would
have either to build on their land—
which would relieve the downtown
Congestion—or go to farming it,
which would indirectly have the same
effect. “A watch dog on a farm lives
better than many of my constitu
ents.” he declares, “and yet, after
an experience of a lifetime down
there, I have yet to find the equal
of the families on the streets near
the Bowery for industry and economy
and courage. Maybe my land tax plan
is Bowery political economy, as has
been charged. I like it all tbe better
for that fact The Bowery baa had to
put up with Fifth avenue political
economy for a good while.”
Forget the sorrows of yesterday and
go after the Joys of today.
with all that that means. You are
becoming something different, some
thing not so healthy, not so clean, not
so nice. Your money and your way
of life are doing it. You know it. You
haven't the same body now that you
had them. You are putting on flesh,
and it is not healthy You are
kind and genial with me. I know, but
you aif tuk kind and genial to all the
world ; you were then. You have
become harsh aha cruel. I do love
you, but i cannot marry you and de
stroy love. You are growing into a
thing that I must In the end despise.
You can’t help it. More than you
can possibly love me. do you love this
business game. This business —and
it’s all perfectly useless, so far as you
are concerned —claims all of you. 1
sometimes think it would be easier to
share you equitably with another
woman than to share you with this
business. I might have half of you. at
any rate. But this business would
claim, not half of you, but nine-tenths
of you, or ninety-nine hundredths. You
hold back nothing; you put all you've
got into whatever you are doing —”
“Limit is the sky,” he grunted grim
affirmation.
“But if you would only play the
lover-husband that way. And now I
won’t say another word,” she added.
“I’ve delivered a whole sermon.”
She rested now, frankly and fairly,
in the shelter of his arms, and both
were oblivious to the gale that rushed
past them in quicker and stronger
blasts. The big downpour of rain had
not yet come, but the mist-like squalls
were more frequent. Daylight was
openly perplexed, and he was still per
plexed when he began to speak.
“You’ve left me no argument. I
know I’m not the same man that came
from Alaska. I couldn’t hit the trail
with the dogs as I did in them days.
I’m soft in my muscles, and my mind’s
gone hard. I used to respect men. 1
despise them now. You see. I spent all
my life in the open, and I reckon I’m
an open-air man. Why, I’ve got the
prettiest little ranch you ever laid
eyes on up in Glen Ellen. That’s
where I got stuck for the brick-yard.
You recollect handling the correspon
dence. I only laid eyes on the ranch
that one time, and 1 so fell In love
with it that I bought It there and
then. I just rode around the hills,
and was happy as a kid out of school.
I’d he a better man living In the coun
try. The city doesn't make me better.
You’re plumb right there. I know it
But suppose your prayer should be
answered and I’d go clean broke and
have to work for day’s wages? Sup
pose I had nothing left but that little
ranch, and was satisfied to grow a few
chickens and scratch a living some
how —would you marry me then.
Bede?”
“Why, we’d be together all the
time!” she cried.
Then was the moment, among the
trees, ere they began the descent of
the hill, that Daylight might have
drawn her closely to him and kissed
her once. But he was too perplexed
with the new thoughts she had put
into his head to take advantage of the
situation. He merely caught her by
the arm and helped her over the
rougher footing. At the edge of the
grove he suggested that it might be
better for them to part there, but she
insisted that he accompany her as far
as the house.
“Do you know,” he said, “taking It
by and large, it’s the happiest day of
my life. Dede, Dede. we’ve just got to
get married. It’s the only way, and
trust to luck for it’s coming out ail
right.”
But the tears were threatening to
rise in her eyes again, as she shook
her head and turned and went up the
steps.
fTfi WE CON’TIKITICn *
TO COOK VEGETABLES
HELPFUL SUGGESTIONS FROM DO
MESTIC SCIENCE EXPERT.
Sreen Peas, Beans, Cabbage, Cauli
flower and Such Like Should Be
Cooked in Uncovered Dishes to
Remove Acid Taste.
Vegetable foods include the cereals,
legumes and tubers, roots and bulbs,
green vegetation and vegetable frulta
and flowers. Of the whole list the ce*
reals are the most valuable, Including
as they do the grains from which the
bread of nearly all the world is made,
but rice and corn are the cereals not
commonly referred to in lists of vege
tables.
Legumes all belong to the pulse fam
ily and the edible portion is in
the shape of a pod, usually and
though there are many thousand
species only a few kinds are used
on the table, beans, peas and lentils
being the ones most in use. All
legumes are rich In nitrogenous mat
ter, and if properly cooked and con
sumed in reasonable quantities may
to some extent replace a portion of
meat in the daily dietary. There is
scarcely any fat in the leguminous
foods, so oil or some fat is wisely
added.
When green beans, peas and ten-
Her legumes have been removed from
their pods they should be cooked
gently in simmering water, but when
the pods and all are used they should
be boiled rapidly.
When the green peas and beans, etc.,
have grown a little old, but must be
cooked, a tiny pinch of soda will
make them tender if added to the
water they are boiled in and It
helps to retain their bright green
color.
All green vegetables should be
cooked in uncovered pans. Vegetables
are blanched when cooking to re
move the strong acrid taste; this
process is sometimes called “par
boiling.” With very old. strong
flavored -tuberous vegetables the
water is often changed several times
in the cooking process.
To boil cabbage or cauliflower, se
lect small heads of these vegetables,
rather than large ones, as they will
be more delicately flavored. The
cabbage should be cut in quarters
and soaked for an hour in salt wa
ter. Have a deep stew pan full of
boiling water and add a tablespoon
cf salt. Put in the cabbage and cook
briskly without covering for 30 to
10 minutes, according to the age
>f the cabbage. When cooking open
he kitchen v.-indows at the top
and there will be no noticeable
ador. Drain and chop the cabbage
and to every pint of the cooked veg
etable allow a teaspoon of butter and
add more salt fT it requires it and pep
per to suit taste. Cooked thus, cab
bage will be tender and full of flavor
and will no longer be considered a
coarse vegetable.
When pork is to be cooked with
cabbage put the meat to cook first
and when it is commencing to grow
lender add the cabbage.
All the above applies to cauliflower,
pxcept the latter is never quartered
when put to cook and its flavor is so
lellcate that the water need not be
change during the cooking. The time
jf cooking this lovely vegetable
should never exceed 30 minutes,
it may be served with a very rich
white sauce or with only drawn but
ter. —By Henrietta D. Grauel, Domestic
Science Lecturer.
Rolled Oats Bread.
Two cups boiling water, one-half
cup molasses, one-half tablespoonful
salt, one tablespoonful butter, one-half
yeast cake dissolved in one-half cup
lukewarm water, one cup rolled oats,
four and one-half cups flour. Add boil
ing water to oats and let stand one
hour; add molasses, salt, butter, dis
solved yeast cake, and flour; let rise,
beat thoroughly, turn Into buttered
bread pans, let rise again, and bake.
By using one-half cup less flour the
dough is better suited for biscuits, but,
being soft, is difficult to handle. To
make shaping of biscuits easy, take
up mixture by spoonfuls, drop into
plate of flour and have palms of hands
well covered with flour before attempt
ing to shape.
Vegetable Cutlets.
Boil separately until tender a half
dozen French carrots, a turnip and an
anion. Mash thoroughly and mix with
a cupful cooked lentils drained per
fectly dry. Season with minced pars
ley. salt and pepper, and a beaten egg
and bread crumbs to bind together.
Form into croquettes, cutlet shaped,
dip into beaten egg. roll in fine crumbs
and fry in deep fat. Garnish with pars
ley and serve hot. A little curry pow
der may be added to the seasoning if
desired.
Closing the House.
Before closing the house for the
summer see that the brasswork has
been thoroughly polished.
Wrap it with newspapers. It can
then be uncovered upon your return,
and need but little or no rubbing to
brighten it up again.
Coat all the plumbing pipes with a
good nickel polish, letting it remain ]
during your absence. The pipes will
not rust and will be bright and clean
when the polish is removed.
Sponge Pudding.
One pint milk, one-fourth cup flour, i
one-half cup sugar, five eggs (yolks |
beaten separately), whites of eggs
beaten stiff, one-fourth cup butter.
Scald milk, add sugar and flour. Cook
till it thickens, then add butter and
yolks of eggs. Lastly, add white of
eggs. Butter pudding dish, fill with
mixture, set in pan of hot water and
bake for 20 to 30 minutes. It may be
served without cream.
A Spotted Parasol.
A light colored sunshade which had
been spotted with rain and sea water
revived under this treatment: The
parasol was wet equally and thorough
ly, allowed to dry open, and it came
out equally pretty in tint, if not pret
tier than before. A summer silk can
sometimes be restored to usefulness
In the same way.
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Mr. William A. Radford will answer
questions and give advice FREE OF
COST on all subjects pertaining to the
subject of building, for the readers of this
paper. On account of his wide experience
as Editor. Author Mtd Manufacturer, he
is. without doubt, the highest authority
on all these subjects. Address all Inquiries
to William A. Radford, No. ITS West
Jackson boulevard, Chicago. 111., and only
inclose two-cant stamp for reply.
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A house buiit at right angles to It
self Is shown In the accompanying
plan. For some reasons this style of
building has more to recommend It
than almost any other design. It was
the first way invented to make a
house larger without making It too
long.
In the early history of building oper
ations, houses were made narrow be
cause window lights were small and
It was difficult to light a wdde room.
It was also more difficult to build a
wide house at that time, because they
hadn’t sawed Joists, and they lacked
the mechanical contrivances that we
now have lor putting buildings to
gether. A floor with hewed timber
aeams more than 16 feet long was al
.ogether too shaky; In fact, floors
used to go down Into the cellar occa
sionally when parties of young folks
got too boisterous.
Although this way of building a
house is several hundred years old,
it Is still as popular as ever, and the
reason is that houses built In this way
make vesy comfortable homes. They
have a home-iike appearance as you
stand and look at them, and when you
go inside they are so light and cheer
ful that you feel at home in time.
The only objection Is that every
room in the house has two or three
outside walls, and for this reason It
is a little more difficult to heat such
houses in cold weather; but we have
learned how to protect ourselves
against low temperature by using
building paper and other non-conduc
tors of heat and cold. Then, when
you consider that during the ordinary
winter, even in the northern states,
we have only a few days of extreme
cold against 50 weeks of moderate or
warm weather, this objection fades
into insignificance. The fact Is most
of our winter weather hovers around
the freezing point, thawing a little In
the daytime and freezing at night. It
is easy to keep even a large house
comfortable all through with such
temperatures, and you can keep part
of it warm the coldest days if the
house is well built.
We value light and fresh air more
than our grandfathers did, because w’e
know more about the Importance of
such things In regard to health. We
understand that people who live in
the open air and sunshine usually
have very little tise for the doctor.
We have figured It out scientifically;
so we know' the reason w'hy.
It is easy to lay out a house of this
kind into good comfortable rooms
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First Floor Plan
properly connected for convenience as
well as looks. Some house plans are
a great puzzle to an architect; but
this kind of plan comes easy. You
have the apace, the difference expo
sures; you have room for doors where
you w'ant to put them; and you have
a convenient corner where you can
put In a good, comfortable stairway
designed for looks as well as service.
When it comes to heating, you can
place the furnace under the front hall,
and carry short pipes to each room;
and you can carry the hottest pipe to
the bathroom, where it Is most need
ed.
The plan presents a good many ad
vantages and very few disadvantages.
Commencing with the front porch,
there is an advantage in having It pro
tected on two sides by the house.
Porches as large as this are often fur
nished with easy chairs, tables, and
even lounges and rugs on the floor.
When you have a nice porch furnished
up in that way, you like to use it as
early In the season as possible and as
late as possible In the fall.- If this
porch looks to the south or east. It
will be comfortable on sunny days
late In the fall as well as early in the
spring; and you will get a month’s
use of It more than you would of an
ordinary straight-way veranda. By
fitting It with screens and sash, the
time, may be extended to Include al
most the round year in some loca
tions. The fashion of screening porch
es in the summer time to keep out
flies and mosquitoes is a good one, and
it is easy to lift out the screens In the
fall and put sash In their places.
There are different ways of man
aging. Some people like to do things
differently from the ordinary; and I
notice that such folks generally get
more out of life. Some families live
In their houses; while others make
the house a place to stay in when
necessary, and get away from it as
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good deal depends on the house plai
in the first place, but more depends
on the housekeeper, because one per
son will make a house comfortable
and inviting, while another woman
who works just as hard perhaps has
the faculty of making things rather
unpleasant. The chairs may be too
nice to sit down in, or there may be
a lot of bric-a-brac In the way—stuff
you are afraid of breaking or disar-
ranging. The study of a home means
much more than the plan and manner
of building the house.
This plan may be carried out at a
cost of from $2,000 to $2,500.
Short of Coin.
They had not been engaged very
long, but already Ernest had made It
apparent that the salary of a shop as
sistant did not admit of an esctatic
existence amid a sea of diamond
rings, theater stalls, or even some
chocolate creams.
Last summer they walked together
to a neighboring village. The road
was dusty, the evening close, and
Amelia felt that life would be better
worth living when she had an oppor
tunity of refreshing herself with tea
and strawberries. Ernest hesitated
outside the only tea shop in the place,
and she smiled hopefully.
His band stole to his trousers pock
et; he fumbled nervously for a mo
ment.
“Er —Amelia," he said at last, “will
you have something eat eat now and
walk back, or shall w r e have nothing
to eat and go back by train?”
In the Busy City.
In The American Magazine, James
Opnenhelm, writing a story entitled
“The Proud White Mother,” makes
the following comment on life In the
city: “In the city human communlca
tlon grows Inconceivably rich In sum
mer; window's, doors, all the pores are
open, there is a play of people one on
another, there Is at night a drench of
golden atmosphere. • • • Or
side streets the hurdy-gurdy sings the
love of the people and all the wile
night Is expressed in the dance o)
young girls on the shadowy pavement
Families sit out on the stoops, the lc
cream saloons are crowded, the nicke
theater is as fire to the human moths
and every open window' and door give*
vistas of busy life.”
Dignified Rebuke.
Ex-Minister Wu of China was be
ing entertained at a banquet In Chi
cago.
“Mr. Wu,” said a man who sat be
side him. “I hear there’s a movement
in China to cut off those pigtails yot
fellows wear. "Why do you wear th<
fool thing, anyway?”
“Why,” responded Wu. eyeing bis
man as he spoke, “do you wear youj
fool mustache?”
“O,” replied the other, *Tve got ar
impossible mouth.”
“Er —so I should suppose, from
some of your remarks.” said Wu.—
World Today.
King Interested In Esperanto.
The king of Italy, having received
Edmund Privat In audience, has now
read the Esperanto grammar and
studied the exercises. The Italian
minister of education also received
Mr. Privat. In Bagdad, moreover, Es
peranto Is rapidly progressing. In
Paris a big Esperanto dinner has been
held, and M. Mlchelin, of motor tire
fame, is giving 20,000 francs in prizes
offered to the young people of Franc*

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