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THE CALUMET NEWS.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, I9tf i'HE CALUMET NEWS Founded 1880. DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY. Published By TK MINING GAZETTE CO. at camh; isshz&sx M. W. VOUNC8, W. M. LYOCI, Editor. Bos, M. TELEPHONES. Calumet. 8uintii Offic 209 Editorial Rooms 4 HANCOCK OFFICE. Elks' TompU. Prion 312 HOUGHTON OFFICE, phone 1W J3blication and Printing office, 104 bitih Ftreet. Culatnet. Michigan. EV'r,d at the Post Office at Calumet. Mi.'ii-an. a Second CUa Mall Matter. . TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: . By Mail or Carrier. Per ye-ir (i.. in advance) $6.00 Per year cu a ivsnce) $5.00 Ter month 60 Single Issue -Q5 Old subscribers wishing to change their addresses must furnish old as well as new addresses In each Instance New subscriptions may be ordered ry telephone, infl.ll or carrier, or lu person at the company's office. Complaints or Irregularity In de livery will receive prompt and thor ough lnvestljrat!on. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12. 1911. And I-kIi was aiuitted. I'm h ut h"us'vive will !i"W in -1st nn ke I'H's the: ugar in the safe. Cohip to think ef it, there will he pitn thing i'o e r ;et"iit a world's svrlea 'vitlmtit hii-aj:o holding up one end of it. We are tolj that the price of mac nnl is Koirig up, hut we are forced to admit that we can not quote the I ri e per yard. InM'-ad of "too rmieh politirs" there isn't nought polities, accifilin; to Oi.trnp Clark. I'.'it the polity's lliamp has in mind Is the "pure and unadul terated, without drug or poison" kind. Four Michigan appl-s have Just 1 n t ki d up into four j.is and four eii-he-s of apil sau-", and when ou h'-at a Mh'hlgun apple pie and Michigan apr e kiuco for lusclous-ricm-you d-Ti't. that's all. WJien It corn-( to apples there Is no reason why MhhKvin should take off Its :iat to any .-tate. Mor li'ht on the application of the Sh-rnian ant!-tru.t law to the business of the day is exp-et 1 from the su j rem.- f.nirt f the United Mates shortly after th- ipenlr cf liie pension 1 1 xt month. Several "antl-tnist cas es," advanced fo. consideration hy the trititin.'il. are heing relied upon to give the court greater opportunity than fhit afforded In the recent Standard 1 i'l pnd Airorican Thacm divisions to ii.tt-rrupt the law and to impress oioti the country how the courts pro pose the l.i v should he enforced. M!--s I.uella liurton, the deputy far ti In.vpei'tor who haH heen worklne it ;ie i;pp r peninsula the past few v e,: a deputy under former I.i hor (' .ntn .-sioner Kleteher, until Bh Was liisehuged lni HIISc she. pref. rred harues tli.it the law relating to the einil' : nvnt - 'm n and children was h ii.;.- !'..: .ally Ignored ly tlo ! ;iarlti;ei.l. :-meo jh- was re-instat- d in otllce i.-. Coiniiilssioner Powers sin- has piven ahundant evldcriee, re marks the Mining Journal, that her e-h;irgs iiir.iirist the conduct of the dtpartuont under Fletcher were Justi fied. 'Hie threatened Mrik of the llllno fit r.i I railroad hlmpmen was averted xilerday hy the action '.f the execu tive hoard of the Machinists' union In r fusing to authorize th proposed . all out. The Mia(hlnlts have use. Fph tidid JiidgMunt. A railroad strike ha at any time for the employe, employer and th puhllc, all of whom love much during the period of the enforced Inactivity of the non. It l llie.. the Illinois Central 'ubhlc can le sctthd hy peaceful mesris, tin all Ialr dispute should ho settled ami can ! If both fide are Inclined to he rfaon ib!e and fair. Aviator Fowler, who will attempt to t'y from the Pacific to the Atlantic oast, made a good ftart yesterday, traveling K mile without mishap. H is an esperWnced Mrdman and flahorale preparations have been mad for his trlj and precautions taken against accident. He Is ac compa riled hy a spTlal train which arrles a full staff of mechanicians an J parts of thru omplete biplane Aviator Atwiod made a world record flight when he flew from St. Iul to New- York a reat feat but his success will look small In com if Kowler accomplishes what set OUl to do ill twenty-fell ITeuler Laurler ts talking sense to to the people of Canada. In an ad dress at Windsor on the ripncity Issue h declared the talk of annex ation has no foundation, star.ng: "There I a cry that the pact will lead to annexation. How could this country be Joined to the United States? It must be done by war or pf rnu tdon. Put this agreement Is n bond of friendship and amity between th two countries. A treaty has al ready been jdened precluding war be tvetn the United States and threat lti naln, and quarrf shall now be settled by arbitration." If we hojld annex Canada in the ordinary way, It would be by making war on Canada, which would involvt war with Cleat prltian. Can that be conceived of. when this country has been at peace with Canada Tor a hun dred years, and has Joined with her in international legislation and inter national public Improvements? Can It be thought of, when the United States has Just negotiated with tlreat Prolan a Treaty which provides that all dis putes shall be submitted to arbitra tion? As a campaign cry for the Con servatives, annexation may hive its virtues, but it must be an insane Can adian who actually believes that the argument is "wofully, bitterly ami menacingly true." 'THIS DATE IN HISTORY." 1609 Henry Hudson began his voy age up the river which bears hit name. 1540 Ix.rd Stirling, to whom Jaii'es I. jrave a large Mvtlon of what Is now the United States and Canada, died in London. P.om in 1777 Washington re-entered Phila delphia with the remnant of his army, after the defeat at Prandywine. 1 H 1 4 British forces under Cenerjl Ross advanced against Ualtiniore. 1S15 Prince IMerre Napoleon Ponc parte horn. Pied April S, 1SS1. ivt Pr. Marcus Whitman and par ty arrived at Fort Vancouver. 1 IT American army under general Scott tK-gan the bombardment of Cha- pultejt-c. the last place t be defindcl outside the "ity of Mexico. P. J. p. Tynan, the Pencil agitator, arrcsii-d at poulogne. Cono-lius Vanderbilt. notel capitalist and railroad magnate, died. -rn in 1M3. 1910 The Maine election resulted In a Democratic xi' tory for the first time in thirty years. "THIS IS MY 60TH BIRTHDAY." Hannis Talr, will knwn as a lawyer and diplomat, was born in New Perre, X. ".. September 12. 101. and reieived his wlucatlori at the Univer sity r.f North Carolina. He made a specialty of the study of International law and Is recognized as one of the foremost of American authorities on that subj-ct. In 192 he became pro fessor of constitutional and Interna tional law at Columbian University. In 1S93 President Cleveland apjoInted hirn United States minister to Spain and he remained at Madrid four years. Following the war of 19S Mr. Taylor served as special counsel of the United States Government before the Spanish Treaty Claims Commission. : SWIMMING THE ENGLISH : CHANNEL. IFor several years thre men have be-n conspicuous in trying to swim the Fnglish ehanrxl. a feat whi h i rr. Matthew Ytbb accomplished on his second attempt in 1V7.'.. T. W. Pur ges, who Mircii-ded the other day af ter h'-Iug-' nearly (twenty-four hours In the water; in n aching Cape fjriznez from Ixiver. has been more persistent than his rival, but Montagu Holbein and Jabez Wolff o have made so many, gallant efforts that to keep count of them Is difficult. 'hi Aug. fi. l no7. Mr. Wolffe had to glv up when only three-ipiarters of a mile from the Fren h coast. Mr. Hol bein entered the water on the French side at Cape fJriznej! on Aug. 12. 1S09. at .r(:4" i. rn.. swam all night and be gan the day with high hopes of wad In? out on the bea h at Pover, but event ually l. hd the same experience ns every other contender but Webb. Mr. Purges, on one of his earlier swims. got within hailing distance of the French coast, but had to own himself beaten, although his strokes were still vigorous. He was made to tllmb the ladder of a tui? without assistance. Capt. Webb seems, to have had re markable luck with the tides In 1 87.. Swimming the channel turns iion tho piestlon of taking advantage of and "bucking" the contending tides from east to west and west to east as they swirl through the strait. If It were only a matter of distance there are probably a hundred men In Kn gland a country of strong swimmers, who could cross from Ivcr to the cape between Calai and Poulogne in about twelve hours. The tiden flow In from tho North sea and from tho, Atlantic simultaneously, and ebb In the same wav. About when th rising tides meet a stream Is formed the Inter mediate stream. It Is called. It runs at first with what Is called the chnn nel stream and turning runs with the North sea stream. High tides are of ten very high, sometimes fnrty feet. High winds also prevail In the strait. in which th water Is alwats In motion one way or the other; It Is said to he never slack. A swimmer may make the nicest calculations to catch a fa vorable tide to carry him first east and lart.on he has days. Character Is the Real Fortune of Life Success Is Largely What Each One Makes It t t By WILLIAM G. M'ADOO, ? IT i r? T i v f nuason iiver tunnci r Builder CHARACTER IS THE FOR. TUNiE OF LIFE. Without character there can be no real sat isfying achievement. I DO NOT CONSIDER SUCCESS IN THE MATERIAL SENSE THE REAL FORTUNE OF LIFE. MA TERIAL ACHIEVEMENT HAS ITS VALUE AND ITS SATISFACTION, BUT NO ACHIEVEMENT IS COM PARABLE TO THAT WHICH CON TRIBUTES SOMETHING IN THE WAY OF ENDURING GOOD TO HUMANITY ITSELF. Tho man who saU that "honesty is the hc?t policy" unintentionally did a great deal of harm, loeauso he taught that honesty may bo adopted as a MERE MATTER OF TOLTCV, whereas honesty fdiouM bo practiced as an INFLEXIBLE STANDARD of right cud truth and never as a mcro matter of policy. Given, therefore, character and the spirit and determination to do and practicing honesty as an inflexible rule of action, success is certain. I havo never been a believer in what is called "luck." I believe that a man largely creates his own opportunities. Some one may givo him his first chance, but after that he attracts opportunity "by the demonstration of his ability just as unerringly as the magnet is drawn to tho jxjle. SUCCESS, THEREFORE, IS LARGELY WHAT EACH ONE MAKES IT. H Tho spirit of tho individual, which, in turn, reflects his attitude toward life, is a psychological factor in success not often exploited, but of ESSENTIAL IMPORTANCE. The individual is always tho veritablo power BEHIND ENDEAVOR. No matter how much others may try to help him, he alone can put the crowning touch. Spirit al.-o" means euth'uiam. Enthusiasm in t only 'keeps the spirit young and healthy, but is a tremendous incentive to the indi vidual" as well as a CONTAGIOUS EXAMPLE TO HIS FEL LOWS. Courtesy, while not essential to sueors, is rt TREMENDOUS CONTRIBUTOR. It costs nothing, and it pays big dividends in happiness and satisfaction to oneself and to others. TARIFF BOARD IS VERY BUSY BODY WITH 115 PERSONS ON ITS PAY ROLL IT IS CONDUCTING IMPORTANT INVES TIGATIONS. Washington, Si pt. 12. The next In stigation of th,. tariff board will be Into the Moel and Iron whedule and ther. While these investigations will be of much Importance, they will ho easy as compared with the cotton and wool Investigations which aro now h Ing carried on. Especially, they will be much simpler than the wool Inquiry, w hich Is one of the utmost difficulty. The hoard will continue In existence until July 1, even If no more money be allowed it by a pomocratlc house. The rohahilitlcH are, however, that It will continue longer. In spite, of tho threat of Speaker Champ Clark to cut off the supplies of the board, there Is good reason to loliove tho house commltteo on appropriations will not do it. It then west, only to find that the Hind upsets thorn and he Is borne u'.mg so far in one dlrndlon that ho cn r over make up the lost .'pace he.i tho tide turns. The truth Is that swimming the channel Is a gamble In wtncl and I Ides. An unusually high tld? driven hy a strong wind has soimnlrnes set fit naught tho efforts of th? sw immer 'vhen his face could bo distinguished from the shore toward which lie was strug gllng. To realize what ondur.meo Is required to make the attempt crdlta bly It must be understood that the wat er Is not only often rough, but always cold, even in midsummer. Nourish ment of stimulants are needd by the swimmer every two or three hours and his body must be well oiled Only a powerful, full blooded man In perfect physical condition and a natur al long distance swimmer can hope to conquer the channel. It Is one of the greatest fonts of endurance fvon to fall respectably. Mr. purgess .vlll be envied by Messrs. Wolffe and Holbein, but doubtless they will continue to struggle with the tides In tho sralt. having faith that some day or other they will have the same luck that made the success r.f the Yorkshire man possible. Is likely, however, that the board will have to make its reports directly to congress instead of to the president if it Is Jt tain id. Just now, the board, with the 113 Itersons on its payroll, is bending every energy to get the rcportson wool and cotton ready for the beginning of the next session of congress. In spite of the lllngs taken nt the board in gome luarters, tin re is no doubt it has un dertaken a most comprehensive line of Investigations. Ilupid progress Ih be ing made and the Held work in the In vestigation into raw wool has been practically finished. Iata is now be ing tabulated on the cofct of produc tion of raw wool, data Is being collect ed on the cost of woolen manufac tures and a study of tin? cost of cot ton manufactures is being made In this country and abroad. The raw wool investigation began last November. In this, as In other Inquiries, schedules were, prepared cov ering the question: to he answered and the kinds of facts to be ascertained. This part of the work alone has In volved much labor. Cost accountants havo co-operated with practical sheep men in the employ of tho board in getting the facts. Professors of sheep husbandry in some of the leading agri cultural schools havo aided in the work. Joseph H. Wing, an expert sheep man and agriculturalist, was sent to Argen tina and Uruguay and also to England, Hoot land and I'ranco to get wool In formation. He will sail soon for this country. Opponents of the hoard have criticised the unwisdom of sending to Argentina n man who could not sieak Spanish. Mr. Wing does know wool, however, and has had nn Interpreter with him. An expert was also se-nt te Australia, lYom eemsular edlices, facts have, he'on secured frmn Russia, Turkey nd some of tho other European coun tries. A study of tho shrinkages of wevd have been made. Tho member of the tariff hoard who has had most to do with the study of raw wen.1 Ih Alvln II. Sanders of Chicago. In the study of wec!fn goods, one of the chief Tnes Vf Inquiry has be-on as to comparative labor efTiclency In this country and Europe. Fifteen men are e-mployed on this work. F. J. Sheridan long In the employ of the bureau ef la bor, Is In charge ef this phase of the Investigation, which Is recognised as vltall.r.Urnportant. v. The costs of fabrics Is another Im portant part1 of this Investigation. The hoarel went Into themarket, bought up a wide range of-amples, had them analyzed nr.d ngentil 'f the hoard are taking. them to the mills and getting the teist of production f the different samples. A special investigation inn the cost ot ready-made clothing Is nisi being eonduetcd and representatives e the board are visiting all the leading factories for the manufacture of read ma.lo clothing In the United States. The cost ef production of such cloth ing for both sexes is being Investigate eel. In ge tting SulnpleS of Wendell Rood; the board has obtained sample il goeKls for nun's wear und also for wo men's wear. Exports are investigat ing the prediction vest also e f i.irpet. and ef knit goods. A I road, exp rts are carefully Investi gating e't of manufacture in tho we-ed-en mills. It is insisted by ehe boari' that neither in this count ty nor anreiai aro the experts of the board l.axlni dilllculty in getting the facta soui;h" Extremely fe-'v heads etf estal.l.shnient.' icfutM' to give Information. Now and then. In respem-e te a letter o inquiry, tome manufacture r w rite s that it U toei much tieuhlc to give all the infeu iiiation ask.-d, but this attitu.l is hI eiom pri. listed in when an expert i.- sont to the factory. As to the ootton Investigation, this has been simplified by the fact that lie. raw cotton inquiry Is r.e-oded. On the cost ef cotton boh1s the beiard has On ishcel the south. Now the Now Eng land mills are being carefully studied. Upwards of twenty men aro employed In gathering data en the cost of n-anu-facturing fe-oeids. Tho culling out of the nias-s of elata etbtalnoe! and the preparing ef repents is a wor!: involv ing much labor. The matter ef sifting the enormous quantity ef information s i as to put it in intelligible form is extremely diihcult. Put th? care and effort spent by the board in getting and compiling Its statistics is such fiat when a report is made it will not be easy successfully to dispute it. EUROPE SETTLING DOWN. Not Getting Any Quieter, but th Land Is Slowly Sinking. Geologists have of late years come to tbe conclusion that the entlro cen tral European plain, whicb extends from southwestern France through tbo Low Ccuntrtos aDfl north Germany to tbe Itusslau UaUie provinces. Is slowly sinking. Tbo lowest section of tbta great coastal region Is Ibnt part of Holland which Ilea from fifteen to twenty feet below sou level uud bus to be protected by Immense dams and dikes against tbe dangeT of being isubtnerge'd. A Dutch engineer named Ten Cate baa Btud!d this subject, and be deals with Holland's danger at lensth In De Ingenleur, n Dutch technical paper. Ills Investigations go back 2.000 years. and bis conclusion Is that tbo Dutch coMftal sinks elffht lucbes in a century This does uot seem very alarming. but every lit t lo couuts In a country which lies uuturally bo low as tbe Dutch coastal provinces. Ilesldes, there is no Justification for assuming that tho settling dowu process will always be regular, und a sudden subsidence would be u very grave matter IndeeeL Ten Cate proves ItU assertions by pointing to the situation of remains) of Roman settlements In the Low Coun trios, which be calculates must now Ho from iivo to fifteen feet below their original level. They were built some BLtecn centuries ago. A further Indication of tbe lowering of Holland's level la the fact that the low hills or tnoiind to which as late as the middle nges people and their cattle useel to flee for safety at flood titues would not now afford tbo neces sary protection. Every properly cut from 58 to 64 facets. diamond has YouVill Be Proud of lha appsarsr.es cf your sIoys IF YOU USE Black Silk Stove Polish ' It makes old stoves look like new and lasts four I -nes ns long us any other shine. Don't imagine all brands of stove polish are alike, lilack Milk is different. It's so much better than other stove polishes that thero is ab solutely no comparison. It's in a class all by itself. It makes a btilliant, glossy shine that anneals to the iron don't rub or dust off. Give it a triaL Try it on your parlor stove your cook stove or your gas range. It you do not find it the best stove polish you ever used, your dealer is authorized to refund your money. 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Costs you no more than the ordinary kind so why not have the best i MADE IN LIQUID CR PASTE ONE QUALITY Black Silk Stove Polish Works JTERUHO, ILLINOIS Ak yonr hardware dealer hIho lor lilack Silk Air Drying Enamel tor ue on crate, feeders, regis ters, stove pipes, etc NtiirTRAia. Prevents rusting:. If WW' k iiiimimiiiinji AN ARBITER I OF FATE Gamaliel Swallows an Ancient Superstition By CLARISSA MACklE T Copyright by American rrcss A so- t elation. 191L i t tittttt t. t t...t..t..it j -i l l . "' i i l l l I I lei 1 11 e 4 " "Hero cornea Aunt Alvaretta," Bald ELsie listlessly from her seat In the bow window. "I wonder what has happened. Sho's pot her knit hood on over her sweeping rap, and oho 1 run ning across tho orchard." Sirs, rontons leaned over her daugh ter's shoulder and peered at tho tall angular figure hurrying through the orchard that divided the two houses. "Maybe Gamaliel has had another lit That cat will be the death of Alvaretta with his flts and finicky ways; she'H worried over him half the time. I'll open tbo door for her." She went to the side porch and awaited her sister's comiru?. Alvaretta came up tho narrow path between tbo rows of chrysanthemums, her prunelhi shod feet flashing in and out of tbo dead leaves and her faded face qulto pink with excitement. "Is it Uninallel?" called Mrs. Parsons eagerly as her sister drew u4ar. Miss Leo stopped short and stared. Is wh:t Gamaliel V "I thought inrhaps that cat had an other fit, returned Mrs. Parsons sharp ly; "he's always cutting up some sort of didoes r "Gamaliel's all right," assured Al varetta calmly as she followed her sis ter Into the warm sitting room, "flow are j-ou, EIslo7 Haven t you finished those pillowcases yet?" "This is tho last one," answered El sie, rising to offer her aunt a rocking chair. "When wo saw you running. Aunt Alvaretta, wo thought something had happened." She resumed her own sent and bent her fair head above the muslin pillowcase. "Something unusual did happen," averred Miss Leo with mysterious nods of her head. "I'll havo to take off my knit hood; it's hotter'n all get out in this reom. For tho land If I haven't got on my sweeping cap! Well, it's all in the story of what hap pened when I was cleaning tho garret this morning." "What happened?" queries! Mrs. Tar sons impatiently ns fhe picked up her needles and knitted furiously at some white lace sho was making for her daughter's trousseau. Miss Loo renioveel her sweeping cap and twlrlcnl it thoughtfully on one long finger, her keen, black eyes watching Elsie's downcast face as phe told her story. "As I was saying, I clenneel the gar ret this morning, or I was Just begin ning to when I decided I'd clean out that little closet under the rafters. There wns n little hair trunk that be longed to Grandmother Lee, and it hatl all sorts of truck in it. I won't tell you all tho stuff there was tucked away in that trunk. SSeme raiuy day you con come, Emoline, and we'll look it over. Hut among other things there was n little pastolioord tox nnd Inside of it xvas a little scrap of lace, marked 'Ann Lee's wedding veil. That was your groat-grandmother. Elsie! Thero was n scrap of tbe wedding gown and then screwed up in n little piece of pa per was this bit of grandmother's wed ding cake!" Alvaretta triumphantly held up a twist of yelloweel paier, which she carefully unfolded to dis cover a morsel of dark, fruity caks with a few flecks of Icing clinging to It. "I'm going to give it to Elsie , to dream on," said Miss Loo slowly. Elsie's pnle face flushed hotly and sho shrank back in her chair with a protesting gesture of her hands. "You needn't laugh at m Aunt Alvaretta," sho said trerauleiUNly. "You know I don't havo to dream on wedding cake my fate's been decided for me." She shot a bitter glanco at her mother's averted face. Mrs. Tarsons aroso and went to the plant stand in the window, where she proceeded to pick the dead leaves from tbe geraniums with quick, nervous ges ture that betrayed her inward per turbation. "I didn't know Elslo had decided she was going to marry Jerome Rar clay. I thought she wns sort of teeter ing between hlra and Rob Ilarrl.i," blurted Miss Alvaretta, getting upon her feet. "I've never taken much stock in your notion of having Elsie get her wedding clothes ready before she'd made up her mind." "I never said I wanted to marry Je rome Barclay. I Ican't bear him!" flashed Elsie, with unusual spirit Mrs. Tarsons turned a cold face to ward her daughter. "I thought it was understood," she said severely, "thut you was to marry Jerome. Ho sold he wouldn't toko no' for an answer, and ho says you can keep hired help and you needn't do a stroko of work if you don't wont to. He con afford to hnvo you live llko a Indy. He left a dl'mocd ring for you to wear, and ho told me to fire ahead and get the clothes ready. He pays ho knows you will be ready. I don't want to influ ence you, Elsie, but I've had to work so bard all my life it seems as If I couldn't have you let such a good chance go by." She looked apjieallng ly at the mutinous face of her daugh ter. "I wouldn't mind working hard for some folks," half sobbed tho girl, turning her eyes away. Mrs. Tarsons sighed and resumed her picking of the dead leaves from News Want Ads Brings Results Try One Tomorrow the serauiums. "I didn't know that Uob had siren you the chance to say yen or no," she said bitterly. "riddles! liks!" snlffiHl Miss Alvaret ta, with rt teiss of her head. "I guess Hob And Elslu kuow whether tls-y want to marry each other wlthejutany blghfalutlng talk nU.ut it. Uob Har ris is poor, but he's smart as a whip and bound to make his murk in the world. He's got more ginger la LU little finger than Jeromo Ilarclay haa in his whole lazy body. I don't be-' Hove in interfering with other folk's business, and I shuu't Influouce Elslo either way, but I think it's only fair sho should have a chance, and here it Is." Mis Alvaretta held out the bit o wedding cake in its twist of paper and dropped it in her nleco's outstretched hand. "Elsie Parsons, you take thut cako and put It under your pillow to night If you dream aUmt Itob Har ris you can take it that It's your fato to marry him and nobody else, if you dream of anylsxly else I reckon it's your duty to marry them whoever they are. There! I've got to be go ing. Gamaliel will be wanting his milk." . With a pressure of Elsie's hand aud a defiant glanco at tbe thin disap proving back of her sister. Miss Alva retta inarched out of the room. When she had disappeared througln tbe aisles of leafless trees Mrs. Par sous turned around. "I . hope you're uot going to take any stock in that foolishness, Elsie." "Mother, I'm going to have my chance," she said quietly. "I'll prom ise to abide by whatever I dream about tonight. If I drenm stout Je rome Ha relay I'll tell you the truth." , T11 do tbe best I can by you, Elsie, whichever way you happen to dream," said Mrs. Pursons after a long pause. 'Thank you, mother," said Elsie, and then they talked of other matters and Elsie's lovers wero not mentioned again that afternoon. After supper thero came a scratching nnd mewing at the side door. "It's Gamaliel," said Elsie os she arose to admit Miss Alvoretto's big black cat. "I suppose he's come over to spend tho night" - "The most ungrateful critter that ever lived, remarked Mrs. Parsons os she placed a saucer of milk for tho unexpected guest "Alvnretta waits on that cat ha nel and foot and fivo nights out of the week he runs over here to sleep. I shouldn't think you'd wont him sleeping in your room, El sie." While sho undressed Elsie thought of the wedding cako and of what sho might dream while its magic lay so near her hend, but she forgot it after all until sho was about to stop into bed. Then she groped in the darkness nnd found the twisted bit of paier on tho bureuu aud tucked It under her pillow. She thought insistently of Jerome Ilarclay, while she trle-d to banish him from her mind, and so sho fell asleep and dreamed of him clear, vivid dreams of automobile rldes around tbo surrounding country ouel into the ad jacent cities ns Jerome Barclay's wife; dreams that were so real that she re tnemlicred every detail of each otio when she awoke to a realization that her test had failed to grant her heart's desire. Not once had she even thought of Itob Harris in the misty land of dreams. Gamaliel j-awneel sleepily on hL cushion aud bounced off inelignantly as tho door was cautiously pushed oieu nnd Mrs. Parsons' face was thrust in. "Well, Elsie, what did you dream?" she asked, with assumed lightness. Elsie sat up in bed and swept tho fair hnir back from her dejected face. "I dreamed of Jerome Barclay, moth er," she said heroically. "So I'll mar ry him Just as I said t would." Mrs. Parsons advanced into the roem and picked up ft scrap of paper from the floor. "What's this?" sho askenl. "What did you do with the cake, El sie r The girl stared aud then slipped her hand hastily under tho pillow and drew forth a screwed up pi?ce of pa Ier. "Here it is no why, mother, I made a mistake and put a curl paper under the pillow instead of the wed ding cake!" Tho color came into her cheeks and her eyes danced as they had not done in months. She was getting some of her old time spirit back. 'Thero Isn't any charm alsmt dreaming on a curl paper, is there, mother?" sho asked demurely. "No, thero isn't," said Mrs. Parson shortly. "Elsie, I believo that Gama liel ate that cake. See, this is the pa per with a few crumbs left in It 1 found It near his cushlou. Therel ' Seo him eat tho rest of it!" She hok ed resentfully at Gamaliel as he swal lowed tho remaining crumbs ana uck ed his Hps appreciatively. "I forgot to say, Elsie, that Rob narrls is downstairs waiting to see you. He says he can't go till he does. I expect your Aunt Alvaretta had something to do about getting him over here. He looks iiowerfully wor ried, no's got a little automobile to attend to bis business with. I've ask ed Rob to stay to breakfast You bet ter hurry." . Sho opened tho deor and stumbled over the active Gamaliel. "Drat that catl Thieving old repro bate!" sho scolded, departing. 'Tra glad you dreamed what you did, child," she called back. Elsie snatched Gamaliel to her heart and kissed him rapturously. "You re the dearest old thing, and you shull wear a white ribbon," she whlsjered in his perlcy ertr. Then from Mo there came a prolonged and familiar whistle that was echoed in her heart She crept to the window and answer ed it happily, tremulously. From across the orchard Annt AJ-, varetta's voice sounded, calling: "Gamaliel! Gamaliel V j