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The Tupelo journal. (Tupelo, Miss.) 1876-1924, April 09, 1915, PART TWO, Image 13

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By ALVAH JORDAN GARTH.
“And to each of my four loving and
devoted nieces, a framed portrait of
myself, to be enlarged from my cabi
net photograph, for which and other
purposes a fund has been given by
me to my executor. I hope they will
treasure the portrait in their posses
sion and memories in remembrance
of me.”
“The cheap old hunks!” viciously
hissed Mary Winsted to her sister,
'Nettie.
“It’s shameful!” was the angry re
sponse.
“After leaving all that money to the
theological seminary!” almost sobbed
Esther Dalton to her cousin, Alice
Rowe, who sat by her side.
“Dear old uncle!” spoke Alice-soft
ly. “He was good to all of us when
he was alive. He gave me my piano,
you know, and there hasn't been a
i Christmas for five years past that he
hasn’t made us all handsome and ex
pensive gifts of jewelry and the like.”
Esther shrugged her shoulders un
j, der the $200 s alskin coat that Uncle
Robert had given her only a few
weeks before his death. Then sho
smiled sweetly at Mary and Nettie.
She was glad to see the owners of.
those angry faces disappointed Id
ft their lofty hopes of a rich legacy.
* The reading of the will of old Rob
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• ~— ert Burr Ended.
ert Burr ended, all interest of most
:of the relatives present died out, for
he had favored few of them, and those
with no marked liberality. There was
a great confab at the Dalton home
that evening. Alice was an orphan
and lived with the Daltons. The Win*
steds lived only next door, and Mary
and Nettie came over to discuss the
I great event of the day and abuse their
I dead relative.
“Humph! his old portrait can go to
the barn loft, for all I’ll hinder,’’ de
clared Mary, spitefully.
“‘In loving remembrance!’” quoted
Nettie, sneeringly. “I hope some one
smashes a stepladder in it when they
■ go to hang it in my room.”
“I shall retire my precious legacy
I as soon as the decent period of mourn
4 ing has passed,” observed Esther,
icily, as though she were punishing
■ the relative who had failed to cater to
■ her extravagant tastes.
B, Alice said nothing. She had always
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• ' heart for Uncle Robert. She was in
w a measure dependent upon the- Dal
tons, but well earned her way. Espe
1 cially, since the gift of the jxiano she
% had been able to pay a fair cash price
for her board, besides helping in many
a little household duties which the
| haughty Esther disdained.
J A month later the really prized por
trait hung in a cherished way in the
i poorest room in the house, which of
1 course was the one to which uncom
I plaining Alice was assigned. Esther
.| had placed her legacy in her brother’s
jg neglected den. The Winsted girls
•l openly boasted that theirs had found
;f Btorage in an unoccupied servant’s
4 room. Then there came along one
| Worth Davenal, and the complexion
f of the four young girlish lives was vi
tally affected by the occurrence.
He was a bright, manly young fel
1 low. What pleased the Winsted girls
f was that he was reputed rich. He
f' was the favored nephew of a prosper
J ous city stockbroker. Esther set her
I cap for him at once. This caused a
bitter break in her relation with Mary
and Nettie, and the harmony of the
jjh little coterie of cousins was broken in
f, upon.
Esther was pretty, but bold as -well.
Jk She simply started out to appropriate
«i the distinguished visitor to the town
all to herself. Young Davenal was,
however, no more attentive to her
than to the others. Alice greatly ad
mired the manly, free-hearted fellow,
i and from the first he seemed to enjoy
her company. Twice, however, once
* * because of necessary attention to
some pupils, and again when Mrs. Dal
ton fell ill and wished some one to
keep her company, Alice disappointed
Mr. Davenal in engagements, and this
Beftmed to nettle him. It was possible
that Esther created some false im
pression in his mind as to the true
facts of the case. At all events, he
, became quite a regular escort to E«
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ther, and the Wiasteds gave up the
contest.
Not so Alice. She felt that she had
stood aside too often to please Esther
and the others. She had time and
again sacrificed her pleasure for their
benefit. She had been more or less a
drudge in their service. Now jeal
ousy and petty scheming, she was cer
tain, was discrediting her with a man
whose friendship she valued. She
wished to stand well in his eyes. The
opportunity to vindicate herself came
one evening when, at a lawn party,
she found herself alone on a rustic
garden bench with Mr. Davenal.
She felt it her duty to tell him the
truth regarding the reasons why she
had broken her engagements wit a
him. She was surprised to see the
deep shadows that crossed his face
as she spoke.
“I was informed w-rongly,” he said,
his voice unsteady with some deep
emotion suddenly revealed. “1—I was
piqued at your indifference. I—and
now it is too late!'1
They were interrupted at that mo
ment. “Too late”—for what? The
words rang in Alice’s ears for hours.
Could it be possible that he had cared
for her, that ho had been cajoled into
engaging himself to Esther, that now
his eyes wrere opened to the truth?
Before Alice could fathom t
depths of the complication there car
strange and disturbing new's. Tli
rich relative of Worth Davenal had
plunged too deeply in his stock ex
change speculations, had lost his en
lire loriune ana uum uu anu mo
pective heirs were beggars.
Then came the climax. Esther
turned against Worth in disdain. One
day he met Alice. lie found her the
loyal friend she had proved to be.
She advised him, she encouraged him
when he sought work like the man
lie was. Then true love shone forth.
They became engaged. At the end of
the year, in a modest but happy home
they set up housekeeping amid the
sneers of Alice’s three cousins con
cerning “those paupers!”
One day there came to the humble
cottage the executor of Uncle Rob
ert's estate.
“Mrs. Davenal,” he said, pleasantly,
with a glance at the portrait of her
dead relative occupying a prominent
place on the wall and well cared for,
“I see you still remember your uncle.”
“I shall never forget him." declared
Alice. “He was very good to me, and
I loved him dearly."
"You are not like your cousins,
then,” said the lawyer. “Those three
other portraits have gone to the rub
bish heap. So I have a special mis
sion in coming here today.”
Alice looked inquisitive and her hus
band interested.
“By a private arrangement made
with myself,” explained the lawyer,
“I was to watch the manner in which
his portrait was cherished by his
nieces. To the one who showed a
genuine interest in his gift, I was to
give, at the end of two years, the sum
of $20,000. That legacy you have
worthily won, and it is now at your
command.”
And “those paupers” were no longer
pitied and looked down upon by the
ill-natured trio, who had lost a for
tune by showing up their real petty
natures in true colors.
(Copyright, 1014. hy W. G. Chapman.)
Folk’s Good Opinion.
Few persons do not value the good
' opinion of others. Bulling down the
| character of someone is not the way
I to build up your own; the ruin of an
i other does not mean your building up.
! There are some who appear to think
another’s possessions something taken
from themselves. This is a mistake.
To point out an error in another’s
| character is not to prove a correspond
i ing virtue in one's own. If we decry
I another for being miserly, of disagree
able disposition, extravagant or stu
i v.1 rl o ,.i,l Qvnoqt tlla liqqrflr tr, ar.r> 11)0
corresponding virtue in ourselves,
| we need to learn that this is not what
i the hearer usually sees. Rather he
| thinks how unkind such talk is and
| attention is called to failings in the
speaker which would probably other
wise not have been noticed. Let your
chief aim be to make yourself worthy
of the good opinion of others. Belit
tling them is a plain acknowledg
ment of a conscious fault of your own.
The way to win the good opinion of
| others is to be worthy of it. If you
are you will not need to call attention
to it.—Milwaukee Journal.
Habit of Judging.
The habit of judging is so nearly in
curable, and its cure is such an almost
interminable process, that we must
concentrate ourselves for a long while
on keeping it in check, and this check
is to be found in kind interpretations.
We must come to esteem very lightly
our sharp eye for evil, on which per
haps we once prided ourselves as clev
erness. We must look at our talent
for analysis of character as a dread
ful possibility of huge uneliaritable
ness. We are sure to continue to say
clever things, so long as we continue
to indulge in this analysis; and clever
things are equally sure to be sharp
and acid. We must grow to some
thing higher and something truer thaD
quickness in detecting evil.
Running the Gantlet.
The word "gantlet” in “to run the
gantlet” is improperly used. The wmrd
should be “gantlope.” Phillips, in his
"World of Words,” tells that “to run
the gauntelope” is a punishment
among soldiers, the offender having to
run, with his back naked, through the
whole regiment, and to receive a lash
v’rjm a switch from every soldier. It
is derived from Gant (Ghant), a town
of Flanders, where the punishment
was invented, and the Dutch word lope,
running.
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GUARDING GOLD ON LINERS j
Most Daring of Robbers Would Find
Difficulty in Looting Strong
•Rooms of Steamers.
It would bo natural to suppose that ^
shipments of gold bullion back and
forth across the Atlantic on the big
liners would bo attended by consider
able precaution, but there is probably
no other place in the world where the |
transport of great wealth is carried on j
with such simplicity.
One of the great liners has two j
strong-rooms, (he smaller being in
close proximity to the captain’s quar
ters, while the other is next to the
provision department. The small
strong-room has its walls, lloor and
ceiling lined with two-inch steel plate,
and contains nothing in the way of
furnishing other than shelves. This
has more than once contained enough
gold to buy the liner many times j
over. The locks, which are of the j
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more secure by covering the keyholes
with steel hasps, which are themselves j
locked in place with massive padlocks.
This strong-room, being located in the ;
most frequented portion of the ship, is
'assed by persons at all hours of the j
lay and night, which, after all, is the j!
great protection
The strong-room located near the
provision department is 12 feet long
by four feet wide, and it often bap- |
pens that both these rooms are filled
to capacity with y< id bullion. On one
occasion the two rooms contained
$100,000,000 in gold bullion, packed it1 ;
small kegs pound with steel hoops. j
STILL SEEKING HONEST MAN
According to Story, Diogenes Has
Small Hope of Finding Him
in Cleveland.
Diogenes was sitting on a fire
hydrant when a kindly faced man
stopped and addressed him.
“What’s wrong with you, old
friend?” he asked.
“I’ve been sorely misused,” replied
the cynic.
“In what way?”
“As I turned yonder corner carry
ing my lantern a youth approached
me. ‘Wherefore the glim?’ he asked.
I replied that I was Diogenes looking
for an honest man. The youth
laughed. ‘You’re wasting time in this
town, uncle,’ he said. ‘Your glim is
no use here.’ And what do you think?
He took my lantern away from me,
and my hat and my street car pennies,
and ran around the corner. The only
thing he left of any value was my
collar button. Do you wonder that 1
appear morose?”
“Not at all,” replied the kindly
faced citizen. “You are quite excusa- I
ble. I am a little sorry, however, that 1
in your search for an honest man-you
couldn’t have waited until yon met
me. But, perhaps, it’s just as well.” ’
So saying, he stooped down sudden
ly and, snatching away the philoso
pher’s collar button, ran up the near
by alley and disappeared—Cleveland
Plain Dealer.
How the Tomato Was Named.
Few persons know the origin of this
common name. It originated in this
way: The earlier experii lenters with
the fruit believed that it had a great
effect on the spleen—that is to say, it
made persons liable to crossness good
natured—gave them, so to speak, a
lovely disposition, a ad fir this reason
the plant,was known to the ancient
Spaniards as the ! ve ; !'ple By the
name of love apple it is still known
in many English-speaking countries.
The word tomato is derived from the
same source, that is to say, from th<3
original Latin word amo, to love, al
though we use it now as a Spanish
derivative, tomato being a Spanish ex
pression.— Meehan’s Monthly.
T''e Fourth Kingdom.
“So, you see,” said the teacher, fin
ishing up her talk about the three
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etable—“everything we can think of •
belongs to one of these. Take the |
things in this room, for example. Your
desks belong to the vegetable king
dom, your pens to the mineral king
dom, and little May (pointing to a
rosy-cheeked little tot of six') here be
longs to the animal kingdom.-’ May
was startled at first, then the tug
tears came to her eyes and she said:
“I fink you are mistaken, teacher,
cause my muvver said as how ail
little children belong to the Kingdom
of Heaven."
Showing the World Moves.
One of the most startling things of
all up the tabernac.e way is to walk
suddenly into the cafeteria and see
standing there an old-fashioned, sweet
faced, gray haired woman—the exact
replica of your dead and gone grand
mother—calmly munching a “hot dog”
sandwich and sipping coffee out of a
cumbersome receptacle bearing all the
earmarks of a shaving mug.
The look of keen enjoyment on her
face is proof positive that she has
always wanted to do this very thing ,
but never had a cause so justifiable
before.—Philadelphia Record.
Hibernation.
The bear is one of the most curious '
hibernators, as it is only the female
"hich sleeps, and then usually gives (
i birth to cubs when she wakes. The
uale wall not hibernate as long a"
ond is available The hibernation o <
■£pti>s in cold climates is complet
’Hi ly will not awake except wit)
ie 'vent cf r< ‘ verm temperature
•• ii -ey i ' *n their la;
^ pud expo snrj
Dollar Day ■
SPECIALS
In order to make this a big money r
saving event we have spared no ef
* fort to give for this day only some ^
exceptional values. Partial list of
■l which is given below: ri
I Dozen E & W Collars - - > $1.00
10 pair 15 cent Half Hose = - = 1.00
6 pjair 25 cent silk Hose = - = 1.00
3 pair 50 cent silk Lisle Hose = - * LOO
3 silk 50 cent Ties = = = = = 1.00
5 silk 25 cent Ties = - - ' 1.00
15 10 cent handkerchiefs - 1.00
One lot men’s $1.50 Shirts . . . LOO
Odds and Ends in men’s and boys’ $1.50
and $2 Hats at . : LOO
Don’t Miss this Money Saving Event
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I Dollar lay Specials i
■ - Just look at a Few of the Special Bargains to be had £
Here on *
I Saturday, April 10, for $1.00 f
>_.... — ——.—_—__ «£
Y( Ladies tan Slippers, $2 ...$1.00
Misses patent leather Slippers, $2 value 1.00
** Lot pink, blue and lavender Slippers
V 1.50 and $2 00 values.------- LOO
^ Lot children’s tan, red and black Slip
T* pers.. ... LOO
Men’s plow Shoes.... 100
?/ Boys’plow Shoes... 1.00
Large lot ladies white canvas Slippers
'a& $1.25 to S1.50 values.. 1.00
*tj Men’s $1.50 and $2.00 Hats. LOO
Lj 3 Men’s 50c caps.... 1.00
Yw 3 Men’s Umbrellas ... 1.00
3 pair men’s 50c silk Hose.. 1 00
5 pair men’s silk Hose.. 1.00
X* 12 pair men’s 10c Hose.. - 1.00
7 yds 25c Dress Goods..... 1 00
Yk 22 yds extra value gingham checks- 1.00
13 yds regular 10c dress Gingham_ 1.00
W 9 yds best 12yc dress Gingham_ 1.00
9 yds best 15(v Percale.-. 1.00
•f 20 vds fine 39in Brown Domestic. 1.00
y* Lad’es’ new silk Waists .. 1.00
Ij Ladies’ new house Dresses. 1.00
Ladies’ Middy Blouses. 1.00
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Carhartt Overalls.. .. $1.00
35 yds Canvas. 100
14 yds Outing, all patterns. 1.0 )
3 ladies’Umbrellas.... 1.0.)
3 pair ladies’ 50c silk Hose.... 1.00
5 pair ladies 25c lisle Hose. 1.00
12 pair ladies’ 10c Hose. 1.00
12 yards yd wide Embroidery__ 1.00
25 yds yd wide and narrow Embroidery 1 00
4 very large and medium bath Towels. 1.00
6 large bath Towels... 1.00
12 medium size bath Towels. 1.00
15 good cotton Huck Towels. 1.00
12 extra cotton huck Towels. 1.00
3 72x90 Sheets, good value.... 1.00
11 good Pillow Cases. 1.00
6 extra good Pillow Cases.t. 1 00
1 81x90 and 1 72x90 Sheets.. 1.00
I yd 10-4 linen Sheeting and 1 Towel.. 1.00
25 yards standard Crlico, light colors.. 1.00
14 yards Hope Domestic. 1.00
II Lonsdale Cambric. 1.00
13 ladies’ 10c Vests. 1.00
8 ladies’ 15c Vests. 1.00
5 ladies 25c Vests. 1.00
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$ a Dollar will buy in our store for |
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