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STE. GENEVIEVE, MJSSOriU, SATURDAY, JULY 0, 1010.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
LATE8T NEWS OF THE WORl O
NORTH, EAST, SOUTH ftNO WEST
.Notes From Foreign Lands, Through
out the Nation and Particularly
the Great Southwest.
RACE FOR THE PENNANTS.
New York 31!
.St. I.oula 1!9
27 . rsr
St. Louis 17
In resolutions Introduced by Repre
sentative Martin A. Hull of Chicago,
tho demand goes forth from COO cltl
zens of Illinois that a complete Inves
tigation of charges of bribery in tho
election of Senator William Lorlmer
Is made. Tho resolutions were adopt
ed at tho conference considering tho
breakdown of representative govern
ment In Illinois, Just before sluo dio
adjournment at Peoria.
Seven persons woro killed and a
score Injured, some of them fatally,
In an explosion of dynamite In a
hardware store at Boulder, MonL Tho
Identified dead are: George Hart, Mrs.
George Heart, Ruth Hart, baby; Hen
ry Klrby and Arch Robinson.
While 1,000 merry-makers looked on
horror-stricken, Ralph Bradley, 24
years old, plunged through 2,000 feet
of space, when his second parachute
failed to open aftor ho had made a
successful balloon nscenslon at Al
bany, Ind. Life was extinct when the
picnickers reached his side.
Tho body of Miss Annie Wundler.
daughter of the wealthiest farmer In
C'olc county, was found In tho Mis
uiuii river, threo miles below .Jeffer
son City, Mo. She had been nnirdorud
.and the front of her skull was
crushed and her nose broken.
Harry Hums Hutchlns was elected
president of tho University of Mich
igan to succeed Dr. James B. Angell.
I'Ksident Hutchlns was born in Lin
coln, N. 11., April 8, 1817. Ho re
ceived his early educntlon at tho Now.
Hampshire and Vermont Conference
seminaries and at Wcslcyan Univer
sity, Middlotown, Conn.
With less than half a minute to
.spare, Arthur Roso was saved from
the electric chair at Trenton, .'. J.,
by a stay signed by Judge Mlnturn on
a. moving train and thrown from the
window to the condemned man's law
yer. Falling 1,000 feet from a balloon
-uid clinging to a parachute which
failed to work properly, George Tay
lor, an aeronaut of Philadelphia, was
seriously if not fatally injured In mak
ing an ascout from hear Belleville,
Richard II. Stack, millionaire owner
of cobalt lands, who is charged with
kidnaping his own son from St. Louis,
Appeared before Judge Choquot In
Montreal after many adjournments
.and threatened forfeiture of $10,000
Secretary of War J. M. Dickinson
and party, Including his wlfo and son,
and Brig. Gen. Clarence Edwards,
'hlef of tho bureau of Insular affairs,
have sailed on tho steamer Siberia
from San Francisco for tho Orient.
H. H. Terrell, a wealthy business
man of. San Antonio, and former
United States minister to Belgium,
died nt his homo In San Antonio from
tho effects of a self-lnlllcted bullet
wound . Mr. Terrell had been 111 lof
Within 38 hours nflor ho had held
up, robbed and killed Benjamin Jones,
a liveryman .at Galena, Kns., William
Boston, a negro, was taken aboard a
train at Columbus, Kas., for Lansing
to furvo a sentence of 99 yearn for
Mrs. Becky Myers was found dead
In bed at Charleston, 111., by hor llttlo
11-year-old daughter. Tho mother had
expired whllo tho chtd slopt at her
sldo. Heart trouble was given as tho
A rldo In a fast-'urlvcn auto, a puno.
tured tiro, a collision with a tele
rraph polo nnd Soxtus Kendall, 22
years old, son of Judge T. G. T. Ken
dall of Dallas, Tex., lay dead with
a fractured skull;
Governor Jnred Y. Sanders will suc
ceed tho lato Senator McKnory In tho
"United States senate, according to tho
party leaders gathored at Baton
llougo, La. Tho legislature is lu ses
sion and Sandei-B' olectlon Is being ar
ranged. Lieutenant Governor Lum
bretnout will Buccocd Sanders.
Theodore- Roosovolt, Jr., nnd his
bvldo havo arrived at San Francisco
and taken a cottage nt Montoclto,
whoro thoy will spond their houoy
moon, "Wo will stay hero a month,"
uald Mr, Roosovolt. "Then I will sot
Uo down to work."
Tho supremo court of Illinois has
decided that religious oxorclHCS can
not bo held In the public schoolu of
that stato during tho time pupils aro
required to bo in attondonce, Tho
decision was handed down in the caso
of the Catholic residents of Winches
ter, Scott county.
Jndg-j Gantt, In the Missouri ou
promo court, affirmed the validity oi
tin net of the legislature of 1907 pro
hibiting the establishment of store
houses for tho distribution of Intoxi
cants in local option communities, nnd
Judgo Fox affirmed a provision of the
local option law of 1887, which for
bids tho sale of any kind of beverages
containing alcohol In counties and
colnmunltles thnt hnvo adopted local
Earl Groy has consented to continue
his duties of governor general of Can
ada till next summer,
Leo O'Ncll Browne, minority loader
in tho Illinois legislature, nnd Repre
sentative Robert W. Wilson gave
bond In the circuit court for $10,000
each on a charge of conspiracy to
commit bribery upon which they were
indicted by tho Sangamon county.
Herr Frlc, an Austrian explorer and
scientist of note, has been found mur
dered by Indians in the south of Bo
livia, whoso tellglon and lnugungo ho
W. It .Kohr and J. II. Whltmoro of
St. Chnrles, Mo., purchased the Mis
souri Military academy from Col. W.
D. Fonvlllo for $30,000 at Mexico, Mo,
They will add Improvements.
Announcement has been mado nt
the University of Missouri that a
course In advertising will bo Includ
ed In the curriculum of tho School
of Journalism tho next school year,
under the direction of Charles G. Ross.
Special lectures will be delivered by
Herbert Kaufman of Chicago.
Count Zeppelin, disappointed but
not discouraged, hurried to Osuabrcck
to superintend the salvago of his. la
test aerial model, the airship Deutsch
land, which ennio to grief in less ex
perienced hands. The count, who Is
72 years old, has an engagement to
fly from Frledrichshafen to Vienna
and exhibit his invention to Emperor
Francis Josoph, and ho proposes to
keep his promise.
Edward S. Holmes, Jr., former as
sociate statistician of tho department
of agriculture, indicted In 1005 for
misconduct In offlco in connection
with tho "cotton statistics leak,"
pleaded guilty In criminal court No. 1.
Ho was lined $5,000, which ho paid.
The Burlington road is preparing to
Increase tho wages of Its unorganized
employes but ween six and ten per
cent. Tho Increases wlli affect every
I employes between six nnd ten per
less, and will be eutlrely voluntary
on tho .u't of the management.
Caught by tho raging water ot
Licking river, nenr Saylersvillo, Ky.,
swollen by recent rains and a cloud
burst, nlno persons are known to havo
lost their Uvea by drowning and many
others, are reported missing.
Intervention In tho Nicaragua situa
tion came to tho foro again wncn
United States Consul Moffat, at liiue
llolds, telegraphed tho stato depart
ment that a petition, with 700 signa
tures, had been presented to General
Estrada, asking that tho United States
Intorvent. The department has heard
nothing from General Estrada him
self. Count Zeppelin's passenger airship,
Deutschland, tho highest developed ot
all tho famous aoronaut's modolB, fell
on tho top of tho Teutoburglau forest,
plercoft with plne-treo stems, and be
came a mass of deflated silk and
twisted aluminum. Tho thirty per
sons aboard tho airship escaped un
injured. I'orfirlo Diaz, tho 80-year-old states
man, who has been president of Mex
ico for thirty years, has been ro-olcct-od.
Ramon Corrall undoubtedly was
choson to succeed himself as vice
president. The result means the poli
cies of Diaz will continue another
Charles Edward Russell, magazlno
writer of New York, was named for
governor at tho stato convention of
the Socialist party at Schenectady. A
full stato ticket was named, Including
one woman, Mrs. Bertha Mathews
Frazer ot Brooklyn, who was named
as tho c.indldato for secretary of state.
Capt. W. A. Roberts, champion llfo
saver ot St. Louis county, Missouri,
added to his long list of rescues when
ho saved four men from drowning In
Crevo Coetir lnko after their boat had
overturned. .None of tho victims could
swim and threo struggled helplessly
In the water whllo tho fourth was pin
loucd in tho water beneath tho over
Announcoomnt that Colonel Roose
velt haB decided lo "set lnlo" tho
Republican situation In tho 3tato by
requesting Governor Hughes to lay
ttBido his supremo court Judgeship and
run again for governor has caused a
doclded stir in official Albany. He
has lot it bo known in plain language
;thnt ho favors Governor Hughos' re
v form program.
Two escaped penitentiary convicts
lit Buenu Vista, Ore., clubbed Henry
Start', n farm hand, nearly to death
and kidnaped his young son.
Dock Owens, Joss Hiigglns and Ross
Masalo, recently released on prelimi
nary examination, were Indicted by
tho Dallas county (Toxns) grand Jury,
charged with tho murder of G. W.
Tipton of Springfield, 111., Ill a white
slavo trafllc tragedy at midnight
Threo members of one family were
killed nnd four others of tho family
seriously Injured when an twtomobllo,
driven by William H. Hamilton an
undertaker of Roscoe, I'a., was struck
by a street car. Mr. Hamilton and a
con woro Instantly killed, Tho gaso
line in tho nutomobllo caught tiro
aiur Mrs, Hamilton burned to donth.
Violation of tho two-cont passengor
faro law by tho Illinois Traction sys
tem, an electric lino, Is charge In an
Information filed by Stato's Attorney
H. O. Stuttlo of, Montgomery county
la the county court at UllUboro, III.
REDS" RIOT IN
8CORES INJURED IN BATTLE
WITH GUARDS AS CONDEMNED
MAN IS GUILLOTINED.
HUNDRED PERSONS HURT
Protest Against Execution as Blow at
Frosjom of French Peoplo
I io on Executioner's
Paris, France. Tho l'nrls populnco
! In p. state of rage over tho guillotin
ing of Llabouf, tho Apache, in the
prison Sante, on the boulovard Arago.
All along tho length ot tho boule
vard, when tho knife foil, scores of
bhols wero being fired by the revo
lutionists, gathered to protest against
tho oxecutlon. I'ollco with drawn
ewords nnd soldiers with flxed bayo
nets rcpentedly charged the crowds,
At least 100 Injured arc In the hos
pitals and It Is feared that many ot
them will die.
Tho BtroetB In tho vicinity of tho
prison aro crowded with Jeering,
hooting revolutionists, and open
threats against tho llfo of President
Fnlllcres aro boltiK made. On all
hands it Is admitted that tho Bltua-
tlon is grave and tho government la
rushlnt: additional troops into the
Protested In Dramatic Attitude.
Llabcuf went to tho guillotine with
tho poso of a martyr and his attitude
has helped to Inflamo tho revolution
lsts nnd Socialists. Just beforo hU
head was placed on tho block ha
struck n dramatic attitude and shout
ed to tho gathered crowd:
"I protest against my execution."
Among those wounded at the time
of Llabeuf's execution wero two po
licemen, one of whom died, Llabniif's
crime waH killing a pollcomnn during
an Apacho raid.
Tho Socialists placed a wreath on
Llabeuf's grave In tho Ivy cemetery,
inscribed "to a police martyr." All
tho Paris newspapers Issued Bpcclal
editions on tho oxecutlon and, with
tho oxception of the Galuols, all blaino
President I'llk;ios cither for the exe
cution or for the riot that grow out oi
MEAT TO GO STILL HIGHER
Department of Commerce at Washing
ton Issues a Bulletin of
Washington, D. C All meat prices
give eovry Indication ot continuing to
soar until thoy nro out ot sight ol
many people, according to a hullotin
Issued by tho department of com
inorco and labor.
Tho prices of nearly all meats have
advanced, In somo cases to an alarm
ing degree In tho Inst year. Tho av
erage export price of fresh beef in
May, 1910, was 10.8 cents per pound,
na compared with 10.1 cents In Jan
uary and 10.2 cents in May, 1900.
Canned beof in May, 1910, averaged
21.1 cents, against 11.1 cents in Jan
uary and 10.7 cents in May, 1909.
Bacon in May of tho current year
showed an average prlco ot C.3 cents
per pound, against 13 cents In March,
12 cents In February,. 11 cents in Au
gust, 1909, nnd 10.8 cents In May last
your, nn advance of practically CO per
cent during tho year.
75,000 MAY GO ON STRIKE
Conductors and Trainmen on South
eastern Railroads Reach Crisis
in Wage Demands.
Washington, D. C Tho dispute
between the conductors and tho train
men of nil tho southeastern railroads
has readied nn acute crisis.
Representatives ot tho employes,
who demanded the Baltimore & Ohio
wngo scale and improved working
conditions, nHsortod If a settlement
woro not reached a vitrlko order wae
possible. This would involvo botweou
50,000 and 75,000 men.
JUROR STES FOR $50,000
Charles Spare Alleges Cook County
State's Attorney Libeled Him
Chlcngo, Illinois. Chnrlos Spare, a
Juror In tho Browne senatorial bribery
case, has lilod a llbol suit for $50,000
against State's Attorney Wayman.
' Tho nalt Is based on Wnymnn'a
statement that Spare was tho man
who hung tho Browne Jury. Wayman
was also quotod In tho papers as ex
pressing tho opinion that tho jury had
Shoots Wife, Kills Himself.
Portland, Oregon. S. T. Bftleri
fired a shot nt IiIh divorced wife, Ednn
Adams, In tho Hotel Portland, wound
In? hor slightly In tho eheok, Ho then
fired two bullets Into his own head,
Carmon Sylva Has Appendicitis.
London, England. Reports received
hero from Bucharest say that Queen
Elizabeth of Rotimanla, who Is known
tho world over ns Carmen Sylva, 1b
suffering from a Borlous attack of appendicitis.
8TATE PRINTING AWARDED.
Jefferson City and St. Louis Firms
Jefferson City-The contracts for
stato printing, binding, stationery nnd
pnpor wero nwarded by tho atato
printing conimlsfion, of which the
secretary of state, auditor and treas
urer nro members.
Tho printing and binding contracts,
iho first for a period of six years and
tho second (or one oar, woro awnrd
cd to tho Hugh Stephens Printing
company of .Jefferson City. Tho sta
tionery contract for ono year wns
nwarded to C. B. Corwln of Jefferson
City and tho contract for paper also
for one year to tho Graham Paper
company of St. Louis.
During the biennial period of 1907
nnd 1008 tho stnto expended for print
ing, binding, etc., about $01,103. nnd
for stationery during tho same porlod
about $7,2fi2. Tho contracts aro op
erative after July 1.
Military Commissions Issued.
Jefferson City. On tho advlco of
Adjutant General Humboldt, tho gov
ernor Issued tho following military
commissions: J. Van Lynn, assistant
Burgeon, lieutenant, Junior grade; An
drao Roosevelt and Mathlas J. Di
vine, ensign, all ot tho Missouri Na
val reserves; Charles E. Douglass,
cnptaln; Ixmls H. Brand, first lieuten
ant, and William C. McKasklll, sec
ond lieutenant, all of Company E,
Sixth reglmont; Albert M. Spradllng,
cnptaln, Company F, Sixth regiment;
Millard Hamilton, second lteutenunt,
Company A, Sixth regiment; R. B.
Conrad, second lieutenant, Company
G, Sixth regiment; John P. Mullane,
Bocond lieutenant and battalion quar
termaster, Third reglmont; John It.
Hundley, first nontenant, nnd I. B.
Summers, second lieutenant, both ot
Company B, First regiment; Milton
J. Bauer, captain, Company K, Fourth
National Aid for Roaas Asked.
Luray. The Clark county Pamona
Grange In session passed resolutions
favoring national aid lu building bet
ter roads for Missouri. Tho Grange
is In favor of township centralized
high schools for the rural districts. A
good-roads convention has been
called, to meet In conjunction with
the Clark County Grange, September
17, when son'.b of the leading road
men of tho state will address tho meet
ing. Sale Ends Telephone War.
Flat River. A telephone war of IS
months' duration wns ended In St.
Francois county when the Load Belt
Tolephono company, Independent,
boaght the entire holdings ot mo
Fnrmlngton Telephone company, n
Boll sublicensee, for $05,000.
Tax Fetltlons Are Filed.
.Toffcrson City. Tho petitions for
tho submission ot a constitutional
amendment for levying a tax of 3
cents on tho $100 valuation for tho
inalntoiianco of tho Stato University
wero filed with tho secretary of state.
Banquet for Y. M. C. A. Man.
Poplar Bluff. W. H. Meredith, for
eight years treasurer of' tho Y. M. C.
A. board of directors here, wan tho
guest of honor at a farowell banquet
beforo ho and his family departed to
mnko their homo near Laramie, Wy,
Reception for Champ Clark.
Bowling Green. At a largo meeting
of residents of Bowling Green si ban
quot and reception lo Champ Clark,
minor!" y lender in congress, was ar
ranged. Mr. Clark is expected to re
turn to his homo bore ubtut July 11.
Candidate for Congress Withdraws.
Rolla. Dr. S. L. Bayslnger, who has
been ono of tho candidates on tho
Democratic ticket for congress from
tho Sixteenth district, published a lot
tor In tho county papers withdrawing
from tho race.
Sub-Contractor to Build Jail.
Poplnr Bluff. G. Hnrtman of St.
Louis has received tho sub-contract
from the Pauly Jail Building company
for tho construction ot a now Butler
county Jail. Tho now building will
St, Loulsans Get Hospital Contract.
Fulton. Tho contract for erecting
tho sanatorium at tho stato hospital
for tho Insane was awarded to Ander
son & Llneborger, contractors, of St.
Louia, whoso bid was $32,170,
Murphy Welcomed at Rolla.
Rolla. Congressman A. P. Murphy,
representative from the Sixteenth con
gressional district, arrived at Rolla
from Washington and was tendered n
Corn Is Six Feet High.
Mexico. Whllo corn lu most ot the
Holds In this section Is only 18 or 20
iuehe nbovo ground, Charles Hill has
n Held planted in April that reaehcB
nbovo his shoulders. Ho la six foot
Mexican Veteran Found Dead.
Monroo City. A. V, UniBtntt, 89
years old, was found dead In bod, lmv
lug died of heart disease. Ho was n
veteran of tho Moxlcnn war, was a
Mason for 05 years and a member of
tho Christian church.
HINTS FOR THE HOUSEWIFE
Little Things of More or Less Impor
tance That Are Worth Keeping
In the Household.
Thero is n wny of broiling that is
called "pan broiling," which is cm
ployed where there nro no 'coals, as In
cooking with gas, "gasoline or an oil
fctovc, or by electricity. It Is dono on
a griddle or In a frying pan, which Is
heated hissing hot, tho meat put on)
It without any fat, cooked ono minute
then turned to tho other side, theni
cooked until done, turning very oftnii
so that the Juices will bo rotalnod
When carefully dono It has almost tho
flavor of steaks or chops cooked over
the coals, although not quite equal.
If a loaf of breod has become stale,
hold It under water for ono second;
then plnco In n brisk ovon for a quar
ter of an hour. It will taste like now
To mend an umbrella take n small
piece of black sticking plaster and
soak It In water until qulto sofL Plaoo
thl? carefully under tho hole insldo,
and lot dry. This will bo found to
bo bettor than darning, as It closes
tho hole neatly without stitches.
When you aro Ironing any dark mo
tcrlal do not put a linen cloth under
neath, as tho lint will como off on tho
stuff and you will havo great difficulty
in brushing It off again.
Wash whlto silk glovos at night In
warm suds, rinse well nnd dry. Dry
ing them In daylight causes them to
Don't All a uaucopan which has
been burned with soda water, for
though this will rcmovo tho burned
food It will make tho snucepan liable
to burn again when next It is used.
Instead of soda water fill tho Bnuco
pan with salt nnd water nnd leavo till
next day, then slowly bring it to tho
boll. In this way the burned particles
of food will come off nnd tho cleaning
of tho saucepan will causo no bnd
SIMPLE AND DAINTY DESSERTS
Directions for Preparing Jellied Ap
ples Fig Compote Guaranteed
to Please All.
Jellied npples Is a slmplo sweet for
dessert, and fig compote, as easily
made, may follow It tho next day. Jel
lied apples aro mado richer by the ad
dition of a big lump of butter and
chopped seeded rnlslns. Tho raisins
.fllvo a delightful flavor.
Stow lnrgo, peeled and cored ap
ples in n thick sugar and water sirup,
having enough to cover them nil tho
time; remove thorn carefully and put
Into n deep dish: ndd tho Juice of a
lemon to half a cup of water and a
dissolved dessertspoonful of gelatine;
pour on tho warm sirup, stir well and
strain over tho npples. Whon firm lift
from tho dish and set on n glass one.
Fig Compote. Put n pound of Ugs
Into water enough to cover nnd let
them stand nil night. In the morning
pour oft tho water nnd gently Blmmer
till thick; a little sugar may bo added
If it does not thicken enough. Put
tho figs Into a flnt dish ond, when the
fclrup Is clear and very stiff, pour it
over; let it grow firm; servo with
Ono of the first requisites for tho
sowing room Is a long counter on
which to cut, and thnt household whlcn
Is not overburdened with tables should
count Itself lucky. Hero lies tho
chanco to supply a long, plain wooden
counter for tho family cutter.
All work in tho sowing room, wheth
er it bo thnt of tho morest nmatour
or tho heavy professional, Is rendered
fnr more rapid nnd accurate If tho
material bo not nllowed to Blip from
tho tnblo every fow moments.
Men do not work without proper
implements; yet It would seem a com
mon habit with oven the most syB
tomatic women to "scrimp nlong some
bow." Don't do it.
Blanch four ounces of sweet
nlmonds In scalding water. When tho
skins peel off. wash tho nlmonds In
cold water nnd dry with a napkin.
Then pound them to a flue, smooth
pnsto. Boat tho whites nnd yolks sep
arately of five eggs. Mix together nnd
ndd gradually ono cupful of powdered
Eugar and the almond paste; then stir
in half a pint or sifted flour mixed
with a heaping tenspoonful of baking
powdor. Bnko in a deep butter cake
pan and whon done, cool gradually
and cover with plnln whlto Iclug.
Get a pound of round steak, cut
thick. Cut into threo or four plocos,
put Into n frying pan nnd brown, bo
ing careful not to scorch It. Cover
with wntor and add salt and n small
onion cut luto small pieces and let
all stow slowly, renewing wntor whon
needed, until It can bo cut with a fork.
It takoB about threo bourn. Let the
wntor boll awoy some nt tho last ond
thicken tho gravy with Hour. Even
Blew beof cooked In this wny Is good.
Two tumblers granulated sugar,
ono-half tumbler colli water. Boll
jitno minutes without stirring from
tho Umo It begins to boll, Romovo
from tho flro, add eight drops of oil of
popponnlnt nnd stir until whlto and
crenmy. Drop quickly on wax pavpor.
Two cups graham, flour, ono cup
whlto flour, threo tonspoonfuls ot bn
king powdor, ono cup butter, ono ten
Bpoonful sugar, two tcnspoonfuls salt,
milk to make n soft batter, two eggs.
To the Land
By RICHARD BARKER SHELTON
(Copyright, 1310, by Associated Literary I'rctuv)
Tho ftlnter twilight was falling.
Outside It was dull nnd gray and som
ber, but within tho big, luxurious room
whoro Robert Wnld paced restlessly
to and fro, the soft lights nnd the
flickering lire on tho hearth nnd the
familiar bncks ot the many volumes
on tho well-filled shelves mndo a
warmth nnd coilness nil tho more pro
nounced because of tho dreary day
But for all tho evidences of creature
comfort about him Wnld was Btrnngo
ly distraught. On tho open desk In
one corner of tho room lay pens nnd
paper and Ink nnd In tho waste basket
besldo it wero several crumpled little
baits notes he had begun nnd then
Irritably destroyed, to begin all over
He pnused in front of tho flickering
flro for a moment and with his hnnds
bohlnd his back stood staring flxodly
nt tho lenplng flames, his brows fur
rowed In deep nnd evidently unpleas
nnt thought. Then, with a shrug of
his Bhouldcrs, Indicative, soemlngly,
of his determination to begin tho most
unpleasant task, he caught up a half
burned cigar from an ash-tray on tho
table, flicked tho ashes from It, light
ed It and turned slowly to that open
desk In tho corner and Its waiting
But oven as ho took up tho pen a
whir of wheolB sounded on tho pave-
mont without. Ho stopped to tho
window Just ns a carrlngo drew up to
tho curb nnd a smart footman, spring
ing from the box, held opon tho door,
while n trim, fur-clad figure stoppod
from within, crossed tho curb and ran
lightly up tho steps.
Wald followed that figure with hun
gry eyes. Then a door opened nnd
closed; light footsteps pattered up the
"Mr. Wald Left a Note for Me?"
atnlrs in tho hall; tho carriage rattled
oft through tho gray dusk of tho win
ter twilight and Wnld, with sot teeth
and narrowed eyes, turned agnlu to
Ho drew up a chair, picked up the
pen again nnd dipped It luto the
bronze Ink well; but after that ho sat
for a long time Irresolute, staring
fixedly at tho desk.
Then, upstairs, ho heard a voice, a
low, pleasantly modulated voice, talk
Ing to one ot the maids. He shut his
teeth and resolutely pulled ono of tho
blank sheets of paper toward him.
"My dear Ruth," ho wrote.
"Tho crash has come. Thoy havo
wiped mo out. Norcross and tho
crowd ho has with him havo benn too
much for mo. Everything Is gone.
"I don't caro bo much for myself.
am not yet nn old man and I have my
two hands, as clear a head and as
much energy nnd enthusiasm ns ovor.
Indeed, I bollovo In somo ways I shall
welcome tho struggle Thoy can era
bnrrass me temporarily, but thoy can't
"But I nm frightfully sorry for you.
I know what position "and power hnvo
meant to you that they wero as tho
very breath of llfo to you. I realized
how much happier you have been
since wealth nnd n certnln amount of
prestige hnvo como to us. I dread to
tbtuk what the curtailing ot theso
must mean to you.
"I have managed to snvo out of the
ruin and leavo to you In your name
tho house hero, tho placo at Codar
hurst ond what will bo, I fear, n piti
fully Inadoquato Incomo for you. It
was tho host I could do. You nro to
keep up what semblance of your hap
py dayo yon can with it. By tho tlmo
you: rend this I shall bo on my way
west to Mart afresh, I can't live bore
on this nionek 1 havo managed to hold
back from t'iAfcv.rock, for that Is not
my way. It causo cndloss com
ment. I shoiWk fool I was sheltering
behind your sklrtB. With yon It will
bo different. 1 owq you this much at
least. Yours always,
Ho road the hrlof noto .through, was
rather Inclined to ndd to It u fow
things of a bit mora porsonal nature,
but upon second thougV decided to
let It stand as It was.
He folded tho note, plnced It In an
ohvolope, nildrosHod It to his wlfo and
rang a boll on tho tnblo.
"Edward," bo snld, when tho butler
answered his summons, "give this
uoto to Mrs. Wnld at half-past seven.)
Not before understand!"
Then, as tho man slipped noiseless
ly out of the room, Wnld donned his
coat nnd hat and went stolidly down
the front stops to tho wlntory street-
Ruth Wald. BUudlng nt .the head ot
tho stalrB, had heard those brief In')
structlons to Edward. No sooner wnsi
the front door closed bohlnd hor hus-
band than she summoned Edward to
"Mr. Wnld loft a note for mo?" shol
asked. Somohow sho felt somo vague
premonition that troublo Impended.
"It was to bo dellvored nt half-pasti
sovon, ma'am," Bald the Imperturb-,
"Bring It to mo now," Bhe com-i
Alone in her room nbovo tho stairs
sho read it, gasped and read It again.;
Then sho called for tho carrlngo and
Ten minutes later she was bowling!
along the cheerloss streets, coverodl
now with a flno, powdery Bnow whichj
was sitting down, toward the station.
Arrived thero, Bhe sent back tho car-i
rtage, looked up on a time table ths-l
schedulo of western trains nnd took,)
up hor vigil nt tho gates a half hour
before tho departure of each and wait
ed thero until tho gntes wero closed
as tho train started.
It wns not until nine o'clock thatj
sho saw her husband coming throughi
tho wldo center arch to the train shod.i
Sho hurried awny from tho gate and
from a distance wntched him show hla;
ticket, pass through tho goto nnd
down tho platform. Then sho, too,,
passed down tho platform nnd boarded'
ono of the ordinary coaches.
Tho train had pulled out into the
cold night. Tho city was behind and'
In tho white, open country, wheroi
lights wero growing more nnd moroj
infrequeut, tho train was gathering
Robert Wald sat stolidly In his sec
tion of oue ot tho Bloopers, his face
closo to tho frosty window pane.i
wntching the white landscape slip'
Ruth had read his noto by this time,;
ho reflected. Sho had probably wepti
up' Hastings, the attornoy, to seo what!
provision had been made lor ner. iia
smiled to himself as ho fancied her
rollof when sho found It was so ample.(
Somo ono had sat down bcsiao nira,
without so much as asking leave.
Wald turned, stared In unbollef, and
thon sat up very straight.
"Ruth!" ho cried.
Silently her hand was slipped Into!
his own, Just as It had been wont to
do In thoso old. old days tho days ot.
'tho first struggles,, when they hadl
sat together In tho shadows of ovo-i
nlng, building air castles together und
dreaming great dreams.
"Where nro you going?" ho stam-(
niered nt length, Inanely.
"Where nre you going?" sho askodl
"Mo? I don't know. West somo-'
whoro. I'm going to start ovor. I'm"1
Sho smiled and her fingers tight"
ened about his own.
"Then that Is where I am going.
West somowhero, to start all over1
"You can't," ho sold, almost harshly.
"It menus "
"Don't I know what It means?" sho
asked. "Work, work, flgfit and strug-.
gle, Just ns It was In those glorious
days before. And In tho evenings
we'll dream our dreams nnd build our
air castles all over again. Oh, Rob
ert, you Billy, silly boy, you thought it
waB whnt wo got that I cared for; but
you wero wrong. It was the strugglo.
that was tho real fun tho light
against odds, closo together, oh. bo
very closo togother In those days, Bob,
dear, you and I."
In tho back of tho car two grinning
porters watched a couple In a certain
section nnd nudged each other delight
edly. "Ono o' dom yero spoony mlddlo
nged honoymoons," said tho first
"Uh-huh," nssentod Number Two.
"Oughter fall for-KOod'fat tips, do ole
The Thoughts of Youth.
A small boy was hoeing corn In a
sterile Held by tho roadsldo, when a
passerby stopped and said:
"'Poors to mo your corn la rather
"Certainly," said the boy. "it's
"But it looks ynller,"
"Certainly; wo planted tho ynller
"But It looks ns if you wouldn't got
more than half a crop."
"Of courBO not, wo planted It on
halves." Everybody's Magazlno,
Ask Yourself This:
What are you going to do, rnr
brother, for tho higher sldo of human
llfo? What contribution nro you go
ing to make ot your strength, your
Umo, your Influence, your money, your
self, to make n cleaner, fuller, barn
pier, larger, nobler llfo possible for
some ot your follow men? Henry
nortorr sorter 'wuout urty comst
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