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DEAD MAN'S DRIVE.
B.X J. COLNE DACRE
(Continued.)
CHAPTER IIT.
The snow had been drifting down
steadily all night ami b> m ruing every
branch and twig had a heavy coating.
It was still failing in big, downy flakes
as Sir Jasper Welland ami his nephew
sat at breakfast.
Tire murning room was snug, with its
dark panelled walls ami antique furn
iture upholstered in scarlet 1* at her, its
ri< h velvet hangings a: : carefully-ap
pointed table.
“I'nclo,” t ried Wilfred, “you are not
eating any breakfast. H “ -s une °f
this smoked salmon. P's not half bad,
1 promise you. No? i t!..nk your ride
1 the snow lost night n ;=t hate upset
you.”
iSir Jasper pauseu a no m*ut onwc ,
making any reply, and when ho did it
•was au • »usi\e one. Th* past twelve
Jits grate, hands* me fa • lo* d wora
and lined, a. d ti* e w a i* •''less ex
jxrran* y in his matin* . t i* his usual
calm dignity.
What d * you >!o f* - i* y. buy? Have
you at v »« ;** ial etc m t • ts
“I lunch with the M r >ns. She—
Mrs. Mom.: rum i > * ;l*re. I do
v. isU you knew '.or. 11 e, he went on,
eagerly s .zing ;he «. p, tunity of en
]....- ing *ipon hi- t ' ni:y; she is so
beautfiti nd so It : .Everyone says
r>. I 1.0 wish you v. odd break, your t
rule of li-v* i* visiting.’*
I! u jasp> r’s attention was fix*-*!
up* n the Ion- rer* h of avenue visible
t* —h th* '.u’lhnvt of he morning
j m. a- ! Wilfred's eu gy fell upon
deaf ears.
"I may have to take a run up.to Jown
to..:;;." ho said he; atingly. “unless l
And it t > be unnecessary. 1 sincerely
trust so."
"It s a beastly day for traveling, i
h.-r some flowers. Nu» thing would
I serve her but orchids, if ye please, an
I ttic sillv laddie got her what she waiu
1 ed. Nuo. sir. I wad fain hae shield tl
i iiim. for 1 lodge wi' his mother, an she s
decent. God-fearin’ woman; butt
thoi gin if ye was tae gi' him a sail
reprimand and warn him against this
can steerie haverel. or otherwise as
sun as death, she’ll lead the laddie to
destruction?” . . T
“Well. 1 shall look into this. I am
goina up t > i wn nnw. and 1 am father
fa, “for my .n,:.. «. « *• If™*
return I shall investigate the matter
1 Thank ve. sir. Just gie him a good
scold ng. He’s a tine laddie at heart,
but Just a wee thing salt hue.
pid.son, the culprit, who was m
charge of the d< g-cart, met his mastei
dly, and with a fearful unu< -
pat; n of judgment. Sir Jasper merelj
paused to say a few words to him ><
l\,n. l;,king his seat words which ap
j, r d. however, but to add to the lad s
I nvmg iiunit,«<ui's, .. :
Sii Jasper enter upon the first stage of
1, ■> iourmv, the white fluids and paths
hr uuht vividly to Wilfred s recollec
t, r. the Wint. r day many years before,
win he. an orphan boy of fourteen,
V.a, uismallv f. recasting a dreary hoh
• -1 seliool^ro-mt.
Th- unheralded appearance of this
hitherto unknown relative and he
I % a speedv transmission to the mx
u, . ui of Weliaud Court, had seemed to
th. astonished youngster like magical
' 'Hu' warm affection bestowed by the
•iv boy upon the lonely man was
Leariilv returned. Welland Court be
came Wilfred's home during every
or college vacation.
When he had tak* n his degree at Ox
ford a minor one. for Wilfred was
-t;--——:-1
H0Y!\0 Q'TFTIY OWR "’IF Till' K ■'AltrET, WII l'!Iin P»t*sPT> AVI' TOOKKD HOWS I'PON TIIK
WuHU WHOM H» AiX'lir L> WITH AU. T**» 'TUN . fll OV HIS BOYISH X ATI KK.
j\. >ff« :U.!.-weather
%pick.- up?”
• No, Wilfred; if it has to be done, it
must be done at once.'
“Then, if you are determined to go,
I will put off my engagement aud ac
company you. I don t like your going
alone, somehow.”
“No. no. mv dear boy. Tais business,
if it has to be done, must bo done by
myself alone. My one > - sire concern
ing it is that > m may n ver know its
import, liut” with the accent of sud
den relief, as a mounted groom came
into view, riding up avenue i
think It will prove unnecessary.'
A minute later I’arl m n > ntei• >1, cm -
ryiug a missive on a s.il\ei. Sit J.is
p. r eagerly stretched out his hand to
wards it. .... , . ,
“The note is for Mr. \\ ilfred. sir.
Sir Ja-per '.mk ack in his cliait as
though he ha , .....
*.| g from L <iy M • ■i|ii, stud »'
fred, who, not noticing his uncle's ac
tion’ had taken the letter anti was en
gn ssed in in conr nts. “Torrens has
g.,; in’U. - • '
Kcribble h r a the matt
wans.** . .
L*>ft alone, Sir Ja;p r strode to ih“
window, and. watch in hand, waited
‘Ttor°'lenoT.o, k.- bo had told Mr.
Mongortou. She Ha«l still a chance ot
quietly effacing herself. If she dhl nm
'take it he must act, and force her to
S°it was now five minutes to the hour.
Far away between the line of snow
fa,leu trees a male figure appeared
walking smartly. Sir Jasper drew a
quick breath, and waited, watching. 1 he
falling 900w o!-cured his view, but a,
the man m .red the Court Sir Jasper
Lw that it w.,s merely one of his gard
eners returning front lm.•
Ten o'clock struck.
••well uncle"-Wilfred had returned
—“must you f H
Tbr'muK b'oof-brau of the mp
sender's retreating hors, sound. 1
,,,.loic in Si; Jasper s cm* he t -
I
forced to go. 1 shall h ave by the clcv
€I,.teu. and Dobson m- it bimg the
dog-cart to the hue u
“Should th- snow ke p . u would >o.i
nnr like the brougham
• No; lalways reel s im*.
rid* a closed carrlt.ee. In all weath
ers 1 prefer the open an.
• Ml right There fe not much ttaa
to spare. Ml .«'» A"a h,urv tluMn up
said Wilfred, leaving the room.
Unciuis m is » ’'V. -»ntl,w "**
a word with you. sir. said the butler
apologetically* ,
"Show him in. Parkinson; I can on.y
spar* him a moment.
M; ,.,ti sian enter, d tl • room instant
ly. his weather-beat, n features working
with auitation.
i to k the leebertv o’ intrudin . sn
Lie in; ’ in you that l h.. discovered
the penetmtor o’ the outrage, sir.
Aue o' the under-gardeners wha has
jits* come hack frae his breakfast, saw a
k»>.' e wearin’ a hantle o' thae ideutical
or. hid hi. nis at a bit datte • in iWsvtin
ton il.te later than last ulcht. It was a
g .tik> haverel. daughter t 1 lhtu\it
Fin mite OW r v in -Ashbury xdl.tgc.
"But how did tin v ;„et there
"Mint's the bit awm\conifi' til. an' a
e. ir p. ty :• is tl t i J» 't’d V he an©
t gae ye th infortt V t- '1 sv ". .- r.
I i-lo. k n < t I’ve noth ed
her." interrupted Sir Jasper.
On, aye. w selike enough, maybe.
But tae come tae the rioiut o’ ma story.
Ye ken young Dobson, the groom?
V. el ) , > i :.-t -a". , i V dement© 1 ; 1 ut
' *
set her m.T—u o.i'V\ Xian last nieht.
i r
stronger physically than mentally—the
twain had indulged in a cruise round
the world, afterwards settling down at
Welland Court.
As he drove, the young man wonder
< I. not for the first time, why his uncle,
who was handsome, rich and scholarly,
should have, without any apparent rea
ia. (-undemned himself to the life of a
recluse. During the earlier years of
residence on his estate he had been
much sought after by county society,
but bail, without making any distinc
tions, declined all invitations.
On he (oming of age of his nephew*
and li-ir. a year before. Sir Jasper had
relaxed his rule and given a ball. But,
his accustomed refusal being tendered
t. ad the invitations subsequently flow
ing it his neighbors perceived that it
was ( lily for Wilfred he courted their
companionship.
Wilfred’s temperament was too san
guine to pem.it him to worry long over
anything. Beside- the p -stponenu nt of
Lady Merton’s luncheon party left hint
fre to spend the afternoon as he
«hocsc. and he elected to spend it with
Mrs. Mongorton.
She was sitting in a low chair by the
lire, with a book on her lap. when he
(no red. and sic did not hear him an
nounced. Her frock of soft white silk
was made .11 a simple fashion that suit
. ; . r girlish figure: a high pearl comb
held up her dark hair, and clusters of
r faOrit * violets were tucked into
her belt and nestled among the delicate
ihif! n ruflies at her throat.
Mali ;• qin By o\ • r the thick carpet,
\\ • d pa .s d mil 1'ok 1 down u[x>n the
w , a w a in he odor* d with ill the
:r. :i.;th ■ f h - iird.nt boyish nature.
It ; (■•• i. i i a.-i" t. tin abandon of her
I.. .i . Mam pallor and ing. of wistful
i ia - » h« r . xpn don, 1 nt him courage.
"Violet.” hr whispered.
•(•' . 1 arting up. Then, with
I H . • VC f tot I , "You'"
To a lov. r hoverh g on the brink of a
do. lat a lion a. word oftimes affords sufli
ca t imp* tus :■> propel him over. That
"\ tn:" ii- • r. d w h t. ltd. r i mphasls was
»• i-h. t moment tuor-. and h was kneel
• s* y her -id.. pi uring out all hi? heart—
g dt-.i-'ir.:. i sentences, it is true,
t • iv l..!. r.t with all the i harm of boyish
< • ;hasitstn.
l\. I is delight. Mr- Mongorton did not
tvi>u - him. Slu did not return his e in
s'. dr< imtly li toning while
h. p >:r- i forth his -out In worship of her.
Aft. r a time he b- gun to sneak of his
v , ' : ! of ht* eottvi. Mon that h< would
>v her and gladly receiver her into his
•\v, r,. v.e a; home to-day. I would go
l,v er rid f. •eh him to so-- you.' I shall
i v. r r. -t until h- has se. n my flower
’ v my white angel." -aid th* perfervid
w. with a yout.g lover's prodigality
of simile.
M Mongorton's lips trembled a little
isk-sl: - Where Is he? I thought
he never w-nt from home.”
• N -ith.-r ht do- s. But this morning he
rushed off to London about some import
I :-!'.--. What it was he didn't tc'.l
itn- it »e rned t-> " >rrv him awfully.
11 '< ir.r g home by the last train to
night."
• h to odswirton about eleven
O'e'.Ot k do* -n't it'.’"
■ v- quart- r past. Hr won't reach the
f.eir: till ist iriy w lv . Now. sweetheart,
let us talk of you."
\Yh-n t-.i cam. In and th< room was lit
up Wilfred w.i- horrdi.d to s« that, de
sp-'o h.-r n. w f.iu-.d joy. Mrs. Mongorton
locked ill. She < m 1 f-i ri-h, was al
iy chided and fevered. She ir.siit
• d that In r ailments exist* ; only in his
Imagination: but. urging her to get to led

ca l early next morning and bring his
traduced to his future wife.
• You ani ht will agree capitally. You
are both so gentle and true-hearted, and
you are both so devoted to me.
• -V' ilfred!” exclaimed Mrs. Mongorton.
with a sudden burst of the passion she
had been re. training throughout the Intel -
view, "nothing and no one shall be al
lowed to come between us."
"Nothing—no. dearest, never"’ Yet as
he kissed her farewell he felt that she was
trembling.
**<2o to rost, then, lovfc. Remember till
your promises.”
Ten minutes later Mrs. Mongorton sum
moned her maid. ”1 feel ill. Fanchette,
and must retire at once.”
"Will madame not consult the physi
cian?” n.-ked the woman anxiously, for
Mrs. Mongortons servants were devoted
to her.
"No; I only require a rest. I shall have
quite recovered to-morrow. Bring me
some strong soup and champagne at ten.
and put some brandy in my room.”
"1 would with gladness sit up with mad
ame.”
• No; there is no necessity. It is only a
slight chill. To-morrow I will be well
again.”
CHAPTER IV.
The air was dark and still when Psr
Jastxr Welland alighted at the wayside
■ night. T! ■ snow h id --‘
tailing, and a few stars twinkled in the
sky.
Th< ro was no other passenger for Od
s win ton by the late train; and when the
sit < py porter had escorted Sir Jasper
to his carriage, which, with the disgraced
Dobson irt charge, awaited him, lie turn
ed out the lights, locked up the station
ior the night, and returned drowsily to
his adjacent cottage.
Sir Jasp- r. as as his custom when
disinclined to handle the reins, sat alone
on the hack sear, sitting sidewise in the
riglu-h i rul coni' . with a great bearskin ,
rug rapped closely round him.
Out In the road the darkness seemed to
become denser, like a vast pail entolding
them. The carriage lamps flashed bright
ly upon the road, and revealed the track
of footprints and trace of wheels. Pass
ing through the sleeping village of Ash
bury. a solitary light shone a moment
through the. window, and as Sir Jasper
idly watched it was » xtinguished.
a - r hey proceeded further along the lone
ly* miles' lying between Odswlnton station
ai d Welland Court, signs of traffic be
. .me fewer and fewer, until the unblem
jvitrd whiteness shewed no record of hu- j
man life.
Something of this Impressed Sir Jasper
. s sat snugly tucked in his rugs. Dob
son and he might have been the pioneers
of a new civilization, sojourners in a land
of silent night, where no man had ever
trod before. So might the primeval world
i lVe lex ked t re humanity appeared to sul
ly its purity.
lb thought of Wilfred, his boy. his other
;f, to avert trouble from whose glad
spirit would lie cheerfully have been reft
his own. Inwardly he rejoiced In his
action r- -pecting Mrs. Mongorton, con
gratuhring himself that soon he would
j.ilV. the proofs necessary to release his
n,.,,hi w from her thraldom. Then he
dr imily begun to picture a long tour Wil
fr-d and he might enjoy together. They
wouId visit Japan, the land of flowers; and
Africa, sec the tropical forests, get or
chid- what was it Maquistan had said
about thi stohn orchids as he was start
ing Oh. yes; Dobson had taken them; he
ii:td b , n too busy to think of that subject
all dry; but to-morrow—to-morrow— Tbe
ocomilincr thf* lonET
found sloop.
Slowly the dog cart proceeuea. j ne mu
v.ns a high one. but the slope was very
gradual and took some time to ascend.
Midnight chimed faintly from a far-dis
tant church tower.
Something of the weird influence of the
stlllne-s seemed to impress even the un
imaginative groom, who shivered a little
and urged on his horse.
A few moments more and the dog rnrt
had passed the lodge gates of Welland
Court, and the avenue was quickly tra
versed.
Most of the windows were closely cur
tained. and on the snowy path the vehi
cle's approach hail given little warning.
Drawing up in front of the hall door.
Dobson jumped out. glad to stretch his
cramped limbs, and stood holding tho
h as. s head, expecting his master to
alight: hut Sir Jasper made no sign.
Aft.-r waiting a little Dobson coughed
tied the hai ss suggestively,
p-i ! his master 'sat motionless. Dobson
vaguely In the light
from the old fashioned lantern suspended
„v, r the portico, sunk In an odd position,
the lead resting heavily on the right
shoulder. , .
Finally, deciding that Fir Jasper must
be asleep. Dobson stepped to the rear of
the low dog cart and spoke.
• \y.. ar, at 'ome. Sir Jasper.”
The silent form returned no answer.
.•This is Welland Court. Fir Jasper.
\y. v. got ’ome. sir.” Still no reply.
Wondering and Impatient. Dobson put
out his hand and touched the fur rug.
\n instant later he had rushed to the
door and was battering upon it, calling
frantically for aid.
Wilfred, a smoking jacket over his eve
nine dress, hurried to the door, followed
o'lo-ely bv Parkinson, evidently aroused
from a nap. The brilliant light of the hall
revealed the terrified face of the groom,
who clutched them wildly, gasping out:
"if.dp' help! l’or God’s sake keep him
away from me! Hide me! Oh help!”
Shaking the frenzied man into a corner.
Wi'fr. d dashed out. The tall trees loomed
*
impatiently ' bridle- On the hack
f •• e dog irt Sir Jasper sat quietly
ureot doiis of the commotion.
“Fncle' uncle!" he cried, a foreboding
of something inexplic vbl, gripping his
h. art There was no answer. Snatching
o-o of the carriage lamps from Its brack
bo held it so that its ray fell upon tho
Illumined and pale face.
It was a ' NV" > ~ ' there’ se'
renedv oblivious of tho great gaping gash
in the side of his xu ek. and tho blood
-- - -
which, at first flowing freely, had drench
ed his rug, and now hung in a great da.k
clot from the wound.
(To be Continued.)
UNIVERSAL COMPLAINT.
The Old Man Had Had It. and the Old
Lady Blushed When He Said So.
They were the centre of attraction for
a whole street ear full of people, but
they didn't know it. They sat on the
front seat of a Lindell ear—a pair of
country lovers. He was sitting in the
most uncomfortable position possible,
trying to face squarely to the front—
just as though nothing was wrong—and
at the same time keep his arm on the
hack of the seat, so that she might lean
against it. His arm was bent back so
far at the shoulder that it looked to be
dislocated, and it surely did seem out
of place. The girl in the case, was a
pretty, confiding country girl of about
IS. She carried her handkerchief in a
little ball, clutched in her hand. Her
dress was a fluffy creation with a wil
derness of ruffle trimmings. Her hands
were rather large, and red, evidencing
the soap and water of a reetn washday.
The lover had on an upper case coat, a
lower case vest, and a pair of wrong font
trousers, but they were “good stuff" and
would “wear well,” and that was what
his pa bought them for.
The lovers didn’t say a word. Every
body in the car was waiting for them to
talk, but not so. lie held her hand, she
looked into his eves; blushed and
grinned and she muttered. That made
a whole volume of talk for them, and
nobody could understand it fully but
them. The conductor called for the
fares, and the swain worked the com
bination on a buckskin purse and got
out a dollar. While he waited for
change he grinned at her, and after he l
got it, he grinned again. She tittered
each time.
“Union station!” yelled the conductor.
The swain unwound the arm from its
clasp on exquisite bliss, but bold onto
the girl’s hand. He led her out of the
car with pride showing in every feat
ure and everyawkward movement.
“Gumsuekers from Podunk,” remark
ed a smart young chap.
“That’s all right,’’ remarked a pros
perous looking old man. turning around
in his scat. “I was down myself with
the same complaint that boy has once,
and T ain’t over it yet.”
Then the matronly old lady In specta
cles beside him blushed as she looked
up at him.
NO FRONT LAWN IN TITS.
Tt was not yet 0 o’clock whe na man
of determined mien walked into the* of
fice of the real estate dealer, says the
Washington Star.
. “T suppose you undertake to find al
most any kind of property a man hap
pens to think he wants?” he said to the
clerk.
“Certainly.”
“Well. I'm here to leave an order for
a good, substantial, modern dwelling
that hasn’t any front yard.”
“A little lawn is generaiy considered
| desirable.”
“T watn this house to stand tip so
close to the sidewalk that there won’t
be an opening for a single blade of
crass to wriggle through. Don’t make
any mistake about that. \n<l what’s
more. I want it in a neighborhood so
high-toned and haughty that folks ain't
able to recognize one another unless
they have their evening clothes on. Tf
you’ll find me such a place I'll trade in
my residence and give you anything
more than what’s reasonable to boot.”
“What is your object in making the
change?”
“I want to cut the grass.
“Can’t you do that where you are?"
“I suppose some neople could, but T
haven’t the nerve. T am a person of re
tiring tastes. T am fond of nature and
It gives me an immense amount of en
jovment to scratch up the dirt a little
bit in early spring, sow some grass seed
and then prance up and down behind a
lawn mower two or three mornings a
week to keep ir in shape. That’s my
idea of enjoyment.” ,
“It is certainly harmless and eeoonm
ioal.”
“Of course it is. And nl T ask is to he
let alone. Put there's no use nf hoping
for that. T tried it this morning. T
was neatlv puncturing the soil here
and there with a rake, when along came
a neighbor. ‘Ah.’ said he. in a patron
izing tone, ‘engaged in bucolic exercis
es. T see.’ Of course T couldn't, deny it
and after giving me a chapter or two
of advice he passed on. ’1 he man who
lives a few doors farther up soon struck
th( trail He paust d ind cheer!
hailed me with: ‘Well! well! tasting
the delights of pastoral employment,
are vou? Giving yourself over to the
responsibilities of herbaceous propoga
tion. eh?” . . , ,,
“What did you do?” Inquired the
clerk.
“T submitted in silence, several more
came along and each had something to
sav Presently the doctor, who lues
: on the next block, joined the procession.
•Aha!’ said ho. ‘I sc- you are trying to
invest the urban scene with the charm
of mild rusticity and sylvan ?oolu
“Whnt did vou do then0'’ asked the
clerk who had grown sympathetic
“I owend up. T tohl him it lindn t
seemed as bad as that when l started
hut guessed he was right, and 1 qni . T
changed mv clothes and came down
here If vou can find the kind of a fl
eam;- T described, got me one wh e
the population Is uncultivated and sti< .
toVrntio 0f two syllables to the word
will vou? T may seem queer, hut T ain t
anv more so than tlm others There
ean'M>e anything querrer than tho way
voru fellnwman will let a sjianee, m
along and climb into your house by the
Sm window to got the silverware or
kidnap voru children and then assem
hie itself as an alert and critical a .
once the minute you start in to attend
to your own affair? " —
THOSE COLORED SHIRTS.
» >. 1/ i!
'S'
Wife—Silas, what be ye er ’doin’ to yor shirt? '
Silas—Paintin' some red stripes on it. When I was down ter YorK tenn
er day. I si n every one was er warin’ of ’em, an’ I haint er goin to be behind
th' cfvlos Soo’ l
Co-Educational Institutions Have Be
gun to Admit
Women Students to Play —Miss
Hewitt, of U. U., the Pioneer—She
Petitioned the Athletic Associa
tion of The University of Utah to
Admit Her Team—Girls May Play
on the Columbia and Harvard
Grounds.
Salt Lake City. May 14.—The Vas
sar-Utah basket ball game will take
place Decoration Day, May 30. The
teams are as follows:
Utah: Lucile Hewitt, captain and
left guard; Nellie Ross, right guard;
Clara Ellerbeck, centre; Lenore Sam
son. right forward; Grace Nelson, left
forward. The substitutes are Angie
Holbrook, Bessie Boyce and Mabel
Harker.
“Owing to a broken nose sustained
bv the captain of the Vassar team and a
succession of broken lingers suffered by
the substitutes, the names of the play
ers cannot be accurately stated at pres
ent.”
You need not be at all astonished to
read a notice like this in your favorite
newspaper any day soon, for there has
recently been a great stride forward in
the woman’s athletic world, and one
that offers untold possibilities.
the utmost appearance of roughness,
this arising from the scramble to snaten
the ball, though there is really Aery
little personal contact, and the extra
ordinary agility and skill of the teams
alone gives the impression of ‘‘tnek
ling.” While the player is getting ready
to toss the ball, the opposing team stand
opposite, jumping up and down like
marionettes, ready to leap into the air
and hit the ball the minute it is thrown.
Uasket ball, as played at Vassar, and
substantially everywhere else, consists
of a court 50x70 feet. At each end, at
a height of ten feet, there Is a basket
suspended from a hoop two feet in di
ameter. The opposing teams—in some
i colleges there are eleven to a team—
linp up beneath the baskets, facing each
i other at opposite ends of the court.
In the middle stands the referee. The
game begins when she tosses up the
ball in the air between the opposing
teams. Each side makes a run to get it.
1 The object of the game is to throw
the ball into the basket. Each time
it is lodged there counts one for (he
team who succeeds in throwing it suc
cessfully.
It is not an easy thing to do—to throw
a ball into a net ten feet high, with
five pairs of hands trying to prevent
you from doing it. The best playing
comes in when the ball first leaves the
j player’s hands. As it passes into the
| air "a hand suddenly stops it. or hitting
it with the finger tips turns if aside.
| diA’erting it from its course. The ball
must be struck with the open hand, a
clenched hand denoting a foul.
With well-matched teams a long
game is certain, for basket ball reqiures
more skill and finesse than any other
field sport.
There Is in the game nothing to of
fend. There is no high kicking, no
rolling over, no pummelling ou the
BEAR AND FORBEAR.
Unpleasant Results Attend the | • ^
I tempt at Domestic Consider, :,
As Bloomly sat at the breakf • •
toying with his coffee >ju
! Scottish Nights, he slowly
his thoughts.
“We have only been ni.tr
: months. Birdie, yet I noth.
: tendency on our part to indu
! disputes. I fear, too, that w.
always as thoughtful for ■ .
we might be. I'm in favor
over a new leaf. What do y
tie wife?”
"That you’re right, as you
You know that mother us* :
: should be two bears in .
| bear and forbear.”
"And here there was
1 and I monopolizing the 1
But now we will be more <
speech and act.”
“And 1 will follow your i
pie. I'm sure we can ahva
even if we are not rich. N
you'll excuse me I’ll run n:
firewood from the shed
“No, no, pet; I'll att -nd t
now. It's part of the r t
ment. you know. Sit right
are. I can attend to \ «ur
twinkling. Those little liar
; meant for rough work."
"But you have cares .
! I’ll get the wood and h
! fire.”
“I must insist, Birdie
i place to perform these
: hold duties. Hereafter \
it all to me.”
“I can’t consent, dev
not feel as though I we:
In making our way."
“You must not f
promisp to oney as
“Don't he masteit I
r\PT T UCILE IIFWITT OF THE U XIVERSITY OF UTAH. WHO HAS SUCCEEDED IN OPENING Tl”
lececamtos 'to women! all colleges will now aluhv gi rl athletes on the < ami
Hitherto the co-educational colleges—
and there are 250 of them in this coun
try—have barred the girl students from
the college campus. * he Columbia
College students do not allow the Bar
nard College annex to play on the
Columbia campus. Harvard does not
invite its girl students to romp on the
boys’ foot ball practice grounds. Vale
would scorn a woman (in its big kicking
acres; and even the least conservative
of the broad-minded Western coleges
draw the line at bloomers on the college
grounds. The bloomer girls have a
secluded spot for kicking and running
and jumping, but even its location is as
carefullv guarded as the mine of Gol
gotha. In most mixed universities the
girls practice ia a gymnasium.
Things were going on this way when
basket ball struck the University of
Utah. In six months this game has
revolutionized atheletics.
Basket ball is unfortunate only in
name. If it were called by a more
vigorous title it would win Us way
quicker to general approval in athletic
circles. It requires all the skill and
muscle needed in foot ball, and in many
re.-poets a greater athletic prowess. The
jumps are higher, the running faster
and the body movements quicker. There
is io?s wrestling, as the players are not
allowed to touch one another, but where
the wrestling is debarred the general
ship comes in.
The boys’ colleges have mscoveren
this and are taking up the game vig
orously; and the girls come in with
them.
Football is a fine game and an old
one. In 1*77 a collegiate football asso
ciation was formed, and for loO years
previous to that football was played.
But it is not suitable for women. The
question is rapidly aris.ng if it is suit
aide for men either, for. with a record
of from two to ten highly educated vic
tims every vear. football is becoming
as much a terror as a sport. ^ ou read
paragraphs likening the game in Inu
tality to a prize fight.
Basket ball, on the contrary, is only
five years old. Rules were made for it
three years ago. but the game is yet
so young that these rules have to be
amended yearly to meet requirements.
In the Fmith Colege games, for in
stance, the players cannot snatch the
ball from one another. But in the
University of Chicago games there is
| ground. It is exorcise, simple and pure,
I vigorous and real.
The young woman who has succeeded
! in opening the campus to girls’ athletic
exercises has done more. She took her
i associates into the athletic association
! of the college, and did it so successfully
; that a woman was nominated for presi
' dent of the athletic association. She
made a good run, though she was de
1 feated. The games played by the girls
in the top of the gymnasium were so
i skilful that the question of an open
j field came up of its own accord.
| Although the campus has not been
J offered to women in the co-edurational
I colleges, there have been several cxcel
! lent games played in public, one of the j
most noteworthy rf these being the
| game between the University of Michi
1 gan and the University of Chicago. This
game was public in the sense that the :
! friends of all iparties were freely ad
mitted regardless of sox.
It is not feared that the college cam
[ pus will unfit women for the “sphere”
which is still admitted to b'' theirs.
1 They have stood tho other tests well,
I the bicycle and the gymnasium, and it
is to ho'hoped that Miss Howett and her
athletic girl associates will not find the
campus games too much for them.
“We did it." said Miss Hewett, "by sim
ply buttonholing the Executive Com
mittee of the Association and then pe- i
tifioning the President of the Universi- j
ty." FRANK HARRIS, j
-n
HE WAS FLOORED.
“Ah!" exclaimed Mr. De Voree, rub
: bing his hands and sitting down at the
i table, “cherry tarts for supper. They
look very nice.” trying one. “and they ■
taste very good, too; but." sighing, “not |
nearly so good as the firsr Mrs. De \ orce j
could make.”
“Oh. yes they are. dear; fully as good.
T assure you,” said little Mrs. De \ orce
No. 2, with a smile.
“No. slree; not by a long shot. T
think I should he the best judge of that,
considering she was my wife at one
time." returned Mr. De Voree.
“Oh. well. I think I should know
something about it. too. considering !
she is my best friend and sent these <
over to me this afternoon as a present”
said Mrs. De Voree, triumphantly, and
perhaps a trifle maliciously.—New York
World. '
made a mental reservation
of the ceremony and did ir
my freedom."
“You didn’t, hey? W 11
think that I am the head
hold. Just hear in mind,
the firewood and the rani
especial care hereafter.”
“I’ll do nothing of the ki
domestic member of this
run my end of the buslm
go for the kindling.”
“No. you'll not."
“We’ll see!” and she fii
ket as she ran.
“Go on!" he shouted
own stubborn. stiff-ne< I •
my loving overtures! I
reputation for ;urgra\
ness! Make a fool of v
me to desperation! Y
confounded show, but 1
when I feel inclined, ami
either!"
As he hanged the door 1
maddening sound of rir
; HE B'
A Washington lawyer' li
without agreeable fra tup
possibly the first syllabi* <>f
is not always spelled f-e-e. 1
Recently one had as a
quiet, unobtrusive youm t
who owned and condm
garden somewhere bevn
Its. It seems that the > i'
some trouble with his !
meddlesome old man ■■■
imposed on the hushaii'
ters, and after it was ov
consult the attorney, w;
known for a long time.
“Um-um." said the at*,
fully, after hearing l>
"your father-in-law <
treating your wife h
‘‘Yes, sir,” was the on •
"What did you do?”
“To her?”
"No; to him.”
"I denied the chare
finish and «o did sh*- n t
"What did he do then
"Called me a liar.
"What did you do?" ( .,
“Hit him one—just oi
“What did he d i the: i
"Nothing, sir. The I

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