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MAKES A CHOICE By GEORGE V. HOBART "Seven of 'em?" inquired Bunch, with a grin. "Yes," I said; "seven of Rural- I dene's most prominent citizens have asked Uncle Peter to run for mayor." "Is he game?" "Is he gamet" I chortled; "why the way he fell for it was pitiful The moment the spokesman guy began to I beat the piazza with the steamcoated a lapguage Uncle Peter did a hoodah, I and when they mentioned the word I mayor he went up in the air feet first I and began to bark at the scenery." "Do you think hell be elected?" i Bunch cut in. I "It's a moral," I answered. "He'll win hands down-in the pockets d c the odor of burning money won't do a thing to the local atmosphere. Say, Bunch, I hate to see Uncle Peter go ip against the political ghost-dance at his time of life-and with all that I masoom! Why, as soon as the glad s tidings spread around that he was overboard a flock of ward-heelers hit a the lawn in front of the villa and we rad to hide every pocketbook in the I house." "Why don't you cure him ?" laughed I Bunch. "Now don't pull that," I snapped. I "The suggestion that we should cure Uncle Peter of race-trackitis came I from the cosy-corner in your upper story which you are pleased to call < your brain, and what happened to us? c Nix, Bunch, I've resigned from the SBocety for the Prevention of Cruelty to Uncle Peter's Bank Account It's my play to let him splash around in the political mud baths till he cureI htimself. Never again will I make up for Rufus the Reformer and stand be twaeen Uncle Peter and the red lights. It's up to him if he wants to take the weights oe the lid." "What ticket is he on?" asked Bumb T give you eight guesses," I an sweed. "From the line of talk the old man hands out I'm afraid it must be a mileage ticket." "Well, who's running against him ?" Bunch tnsisted. "You can search me," I said. "I do't believe the opposition can And anyone with a roll big enough to stand the pressure. It's a mighty fat wad that doesn't feel ashamed of itself when it stacks up to Uncle Peter's rakeotf Whea's the wedding, Bunchr' "Oh, Uncle William Gray has pat it of another year," sighed Bunch. "He sa I have yet to demonstrate my abity as a business man, and he we't listen to any argument I're 1tuý it all over with Aliee and we t thb seriously of eloping." Before I could band Bunch the sym pathetic mitt Aunt Martha came bust- t 1mg out on the veranda followed by I Unele Peter, who, in turn, was fol lowed by Lissle Joyce, our newest and c latest cook. Issie wore a new lid, trimmed with wevwn of Ruraldens Most Prominent Cftlans Asked Unole Peter to Run for Mayor. oa los and spaghetti, like a rou n wind shield over her map; she had a grouchy looking grip In one hand and a pink parasol with black freckles in the other. She was made up to catch the frst train that sniffed into the station. Aunt Martha greated Bunch, and thak whiatere plslvely. "' ie has been here only two days and this makes the seventh time she has start ed for town." Basy Lissle took the oeste of the stage and scowled at her audience "I'm takin' the next train for town. mesal" she annoouned, with consider able bitternes. Uncle Peter made a brave effort to scowl back at her, but she fashed her lanterns at him and he fell back two paces to the rear. "What Is it this time, Lisdle" in quired Aunt Martha. Liase put the grouchy grip down, folded her arms, and said. "Oh. I have me grievances!" Uncle Henry sidled up to Aunt Martha, and said in a hoarse whisper, "My deear, this shows a lack ot Arm ness ea your part. Now leave every thing to me and let me settle this obstreperous ervant once and for all" Ueole Peter crossed over and got In the limelight with Lisle. "It occurs to me," he began in pl1hed accents. "that this is an occa ebi upon which I should publicly Plat out to you the error of your ways, and send you back to your hum ble esma with a bette knwilede or OW Oebs Is this heusebsM." sai d t In. sad UdeO tote 0u fr . aot line. ,D b come-back, "I'd land on you good and hard, that I would. What else are you here for, you fathead?" "Fathead!" echoed Uncle Peter in astonishment "Peter leave her to me," pleaded Aunt Martha. But Uncle Peter rushed blindly on to destruction. "Ellsabeth," he said, sternly, "in view of your most unre ined and unladylike language it be hooves me to reprimand you severely. I will, therefore-" Then Lisse and the pink parasol struck a Casey-at-the-bat pose, and cut in: "G'wan away from me with your dime novel talk or I'll place the back of me unladylike hand on your Jowls!" "Peter!" warningly exclaimed the perturbed Aunt Martha. "Yes, Martha; you're right," the old gentleman said, turning hastily. "I must hurry and finish my speech of acceptance," and he faded away. "It isn't an easy matter to get servants out here," Aunt Martha whis pered to us; "I must humor her. Now, Lissie, what's wrong?" "You told me, mem, that I should have a room with a southern exr posure," said the Queen of the Bunga low. "And isn't the room as described?" inquired Aunt Martha. "The room is all right, but I don't care for the exposure," said the Prin cess of Porkchope. "Well, what's wrong?" insisted my patient auntie. "Sure, the room is so exposed, mem, that every mosquito between here and Long Island City Sew in there last night, mem, and almost beat me to death with their wings," said the Baroness resad-puedtdn, with acrimony. "I'm a cook, mem; I'm no free lunch for a passel of hungry mos quitoes." "Very well, Uasse," said Aunt Martha, soothingly; "I'll have screens put in the windows at 'once and a netting over the bed." "All right, mem," said the Countess of Cornbeet, removing the lid "I'll stay; but keep that husband of yours with the woosy lingo out of the kitch en, because I'm a nervous woman-I am that!" and then the Duchess of Devillekhidneys got a stranglehold on her grouchy grip and ducked for the grab foundry. Aunt Martha sighed and went out in the garden where Uncle Peter was compong his drst political speech. "Bunch," I said, "this scene with Her Highness of Clamchowder ought to be an awful warning to you. No man shouldl get married these days unless be's sure his wife can juggle the frying pan and take a fall out ao an egg beater. We've had 18 cooks in 18 days, and every time a new face comes in the kitchen the dumb. waiter screams with fright. "You can see where they've worn a new trail through the grass on the retreat to the depot "It's an awful thing, Bunch! My palate Is weak from sampling diferenl styles of mashed potatoes. "We had one last week who rm swered roll call when you yelled Phyllis. "Isn't that a peach at a handle foi a kitchen queen with a map like Man churia on a dark night? "She came to us well recommended by herself, and said she knew how pi cook backwards. "We believed her after the frst meal, because that's how she cooked it. "Phyllis was a very inventive girl She could cook saything on earth o0 in the waters underneath the earth and she proved it by trying to m; tempenny nails with the baked beans. "When Phyllis found there was ac shredded oats in the house for break fast she changed the cover of the washtub into sawdust and sprinkled I1 with the whisk boom, chopped fine "It wasn't a half bad breakfast fdod ol the home-made kind, but every time I took a drink of water the sawdust used to float up in my throat and tickle me. "The first and ealy day she wal with us Phyllis sqgadered two de lar' worth of e trying to make a lemon meringue ptt pie "She tried to be artistic with this but one of the egsu was old and wer ous and It lipped. "Uncle Peter asked Phylis it abs moasd e some maaria u~t and Phis semmed. 'No; my or eat have bees SwIdes ad their lvese The sas ran M amaes the aswa wiH the gasltas *rWe "Mt w ibet -nn as hitches tea* w . ýs b* 4aker sui su - back at her, I'm a woman, it is true, but I will show you that I can keep a secret!' "When the meal came on the table we were compelled to keep the secret with her. "It looked like Irish stew, tasted like clam chowder and behaved like a bad boy. "On the second day it suddenly oc curred to Phyllis that she was work ing, so she handed in her resignation, handed Hank, the gardener, a jolt in his cafe department, handed out a lot of unnecessary talk, and left us fiat. "The only thing about the house that loved her was a pair of my wife's handsome side combs, and they went with her. "The next rebate we had in the kitchen was a colored man named James Buchanan Pendergrast. "James was all there is and carry four. He was one of the most careful cooks that ever made faces at the roast beef. "The evening he arrived we in tended to have shad roe for dinner, and James informed us that that was where he lived. "Eight o'clock came and no dinner. " "Lizle." Half-past eight and no dinner. Then Aunt Martha went in the kitchen to convince him that we were human beings with appetites. "She found Careful James counting the roe to see if the fish dealer had sent the right number. "He was up to 2,196,493 and still had a half a pound to go. "James left that night followed by shouts of approval from all present. "I'm telling you all this Bunch, just to prove that fate is kind while it de lays your wedding until some genius invents an antomatic cook made of aluminum and electricity." Bunch laughed and shook his hdad. "I've waited long enough,' he said, "and I intend to marry Alice before November in spite of Mr. William Gray!" "Wait, Bunch!" I yelled suddenly; "I've got an Idea! and it's a corker!" "Your ideas usually are," Bunch came back at me. "Drop the hammer and be good," I admonished. "This idea is a kick apalas all right. Get a committee to induce Uncle William Gray to run against Uncle Peter for mayor!" Bunch jumped to his feet. "Where does that help me?" he asked. "Why, you can be Uncle William's campaign manager and make such a hit with him that at the finish he'll smother you and Alice in orange blos soms," I went on. "Take my tip, Bunch; it's the royal road to Cinch' town, and I'll help you on your way." "You'll help me!" he repeated in astonishment; "against Uncle Peter?" "Bunch!" I said, "Uncle Peter is a wise old gentleman, but he has no business sloshing around in the po litical puddle. If he wins this local election hell get ambitious, and if he gets ambitious hell go broke. Be sides, he has ignored me completely in the whole matter. When the sub ject first came up I tried to cut in with some sound advice, but he went away out on the Ice. He told Clara J. that he would conduct his own cam paign because he knows he is a born diplomat. So the fence for mine. Now take my tip, Bunch; get a committee after Uncle William Gray." "Perhaps he won't run," Bunch said. "Won't run when he's told that his opponent is Uncle Peter Grant!" I shouted. "Why you know as well uas I do that Uncle Peter is old Bill Gray's most cherished enemy. Both of them have spent the last ten years hiding up the road and hoping each other's hearse will come along so they can scare the horses!" "You know, John, I'rVe been away on a four months' business trip and I'm not posted on local affairs," Bunch butted in. "I1 noticed several shady looking characters around the Gray villa yesterday when I called on.Allce -maybe they were trying to induce the old fellow to accept the nomina tion. Do you really think hell run?" "Why, when William Gray learns that Peter Grant is running for mayor hell be overboard with a splash that will wet every throat in Ruraldene," I answered. "What! Uncle William let Uncle Peter be the hottest pie in the community! not on your tontine!" "Im beginning to like the idea," Bunch answered. "And you'll help me, John?" I threw a willing mitt at Bunch, but before he could reach for It Uncle Peter rushed breathlessly arond the corner. "John," he panted; "I've come to my senses in this matter. Young blood is beet after all. I'vre just decided to makes you my campaign manaer, and you'll steer me cm to victory." '"Bt, Just a moment, Uncle Peter;L I began, and he stopped me. "No argument, John!" he shouted; "the honor of the family is at stake. Pe fjust heard that old BiIl Gray will accept the nomination to run on the opposition ticket and we must beat him! For the honor of the family, Johnal" "I looked sheepishly at Bench and ch lookeSd at his hat. ir tk beeh r ef the 6mew ," Whe ter ranmated. *aa oaUlea old II Ora l" 'tip .al eg," I uwpere to Bp , rs~g ~ W~ a ~eiItde IIAPP Open Court to Mend Broken Hearts s sur 0 OI C HICAGO.-When the municipal courts of Chicago convened for the first time in their chambers in the new city hall, a new branch of that department of city government came into being-the court of domestic re lations. Judge Charles N. Goodnow is to preside over the court, and his oficial capacity is to be that of "mend. er of fractured hearts," while Frank N. Hillis, who is known as "prose cutor," is in reality to be "chief as sistant heart mender." The opening day was essentially children's day, although all the offen ders brought to the bar were adults. One onlooker described it, in ingenious paradox, as the "adult Juvenile court." Both Judge Goodnow and Prosecut or Hillis are married men and their wives are taking a deep interest in the new court, which is the second of its kind in the United States. Both have volunteered to aid their hus bands in carrying out their new du ties. Judge Goodnow declared that he expected to ask his wife for a great deal of aid. Millionaire's Son Weds in Secret OBOTON. -WIIIam Stuart Leeds, Harvard '10, twentyyone years old, of Lakewood, N. J., whose father was known as the tin plate king, married Mrs. May Joyce, a Boston divorcee, It Nashua, N. H. City Clerk Arthur L. Cyr of Nashua confirmed the news. "I married the couple myself, in my ofce," said he. "The bride said she was a divorcee and gave her address as merely Boston." Mrs. Leeds met Billy Leeds when he came to Harvard from his Lakewood home in the fall of 1906. Billy paid her much attention. While his col lege friends are not surprised to learn that he has married the girl of his college aeetions, they did not know that he was planning to be wedded just now. Billy Leeds is the son of a wealthy family. At Harvard t was ,evident from the luxurious life he led that he had plenty at money. He did not fin. ish his college course, but left Har vard in the spring of 1908, his sopho more year. He took a venture in the automobile bustnaes. Then hi quit that for brokerage. He is now listed as being In a broker's ofce at 116 Broadway, New York. In college Billy Leeds was popular, St Louis Van Winkle Sleeps Long * TRICW1 a A DAY 9 ST. LOUIS.-Dawn was just breaking In Maplewood when his telephone bell aroused William B. McBride, town marshal. "There is a man lying dead at Man chester road and Bellevue avenue," called a voice. There was a man there, but he was not dead. He was a big man, 200 pounds or so, and McBride observed that he was breathing regularly and very deeply. McBride rapped the soles of htL feet with a stick, but the man only grunted. If there had been a patrol wagon l Maplewood McBride would have sum moned it. Tie marshal went to a liv ery stable and borrowed a wheelbar. Holds Up Glass to Lonely Gotham N EW YORK.-"This city is so lon Sly; among these millions there is so little fellowship and sympathy; in the midst of all this wealth you are all so poor, with so many laborsav ing devices you all work so hard, with this great possibility of knowledle you know so little, with such splendid chances at life you merely exist, with a chance to ly you merely crawl." This is the result of a bit of "ob serving and philosophising" by Rev. R. D. Sawyer of Ware, Mass., who has just paid his first visit to New York city. He came with the avowed in tention of spending a fortnight's vae' tion ton studying the denizens of tene ment, flat and hotel. His impressions are given in a "Statement to New Yorkers," of which the foregoing forms a part. "You New Yorkers are a people of paradoxes," says Mr. Sawyer; "you spend time on tytng the ties, aing the hair, the hat, the raiment, as though it were New York's custom to look every person 'carefully over, and then you go out looking neither right nor left, being caretul to observe nobody A Sacred Condenes. Down at Southtowa. Lang Wlad. there's a hotel that weleomes the trost fisherma. It sends out a neat ly typewritten announcement that the seaso begins on March I1, adds the neceeary details as to sunrise and the state of the moon, and winds up with this remark: "Orders for worms from those who fish only with the Bl .b.P·r~ u h ~ mss~rur "Of course, the court must furm hiJ own opinions, but the viewpoint of as unbiased woman on subjects which l woman alone can understand thor oughly ought to be of valuable as sistance," he said. Mr. Hillis explained that his dutie would not be those which usually fall on the shoulders of a city prosecutor, "The object of the court is, as I understand It, to restore harmony it homes threatened with disruption, and the fewer cases that are prosecuted the more successful is the work of the prosecutor." Here are some of the problems which are expected to confront the new court: Nagging wives. Brutal husbands. i Mothers-in-law. The servant question. Women's clubs. Corner saloons. Suffragists. Both judge and prosecutor agreed that they had some busy times ahead of them. Settlement workers were present in large numbers at the opening. "It is really for the children, you know," was the way they all expressed their belief in the future of the new co, and It was for the children that his Jane Addams spoke In the form ex ercises that preceded the calling of the first case. ar .orr TELLn ANYSopy -w[ WANT IT KEPT SECRET not for his money, but for his good fellowship. He Joined the Harvard union. He became known among the boys as an expert bridge whister and a pool and billiard player, who was lightning fast on the tables. While not athletic he supported the athlette interests of the dbllege and was prop erly enthusiastic for the Crimson. In his freshman year Billy roomed In Brentford hall, one of the exclusive dormitories of Massachusetts avenue. In his sophomore year he moved into Dana chambers. When the last Boston automole show was in progress Billy came over from New York to renew collegiate friendships, as it was supposed. A hint of a yomsace cropped out them. but came to no deldnts form. It was at that time, however, an March 14, according to the testimony of City clerk Cyr of Nashua, that Billy Leeds and Mrs. Joyo wenat to Nashua sad were married. row. no men waeeie tae man a"o blocks to the jail. Five hours after the man was toued Justlee Willecken tried to awakel him so that he could try him. The man absolutely refused to surrender his subconscious .lf. In the evening Wlleeken tried again. This time the man rubbed his eyes and a smile gathered slowly ea his face as he said: "Gorra, It was a great Patrmick day." Then he asked Willecken: "Where did I meet you? I was by mywsef, I think, wien I got on the street ear at Benton statton this afternoon sad told the conductor to let me off at Twenty first street." The man said he was Eugene Kel ley, ffty-two years old, of 1127 Adams street, St. Loas. His surprise on learning that he was in jail Ih the county and that St. Patrick' day was ancient history was as great as that ao Rip Van Winkle on a certain memors ble occasion. LOOK AT LOOK and you kaow nobody wll obebsesty. "In you. sub*7. you r?, fow@, Jostle to get the expres, you arowd in and stand up for a ride at ve mill-all to rave Afve -untes, sad you lounge away a half bhor t the end, for you really had no reasoa to hurry. "You are lan, hImury-faed. You go to the theaters as one woad be e. pected to so to a twmersLt Tom tke your pleasures as seriously as a high school boy table his OredO I weer and the Intertwned arms, the samnt er, the mirth among you, eves whe you are of duty. "The oy pgreat ths I and i New York Is your eagame~bc a The geat thing about New York Is the sity, ft the peoep." N* Chease ABe t It 'Tm awfully swy It happenedv' apologised the shiest yrmgs m after the stam issL. "Itappeaes" she ezelaied. "Rappeasi That Is ware that the lies! If y mena to my to as that yoo didnt Ias. It In miad when you asked me is slo away back here ln this quiet oeaur of the coservatery. IShaD be k d. Sen after u."--Judg Tee arms* I Valus. The bportame ofa~ as is .m t hIpotwled I_ i gewedl s be -am deslt a nj in S -) Serious se. Handicap n.,. SJOEN A. sowLAND EAR of one's holding his position often is one of the ' s handicaps which an otherwise capable woe & with. For some reason the worker gets the ide thas "making good" in his position. The idea, whedua, wrong, is disconcerting to him. Accordingly as exacting and wearing upon him, his capacity for wuo ened doubly by this sense of fear that is engemA red Especially in the case of the young man who se ing in worldly experiences and who is sensitive the insecurity of his position, this fear is likelyt him, often without good reason and always to his disadvantage i I know a hard-headed man of mauias not remarkable for iii nes or for his diplomacy in business, who for years has voiced msent that he wouldn't keep any man in his employ who was his job." Yet all his life the attitude of this employer had br~ to make fear in the hearts of some of his most earnest, capable The result of years of this policy had been to gather around jj thick-hided, overconfident, half-bullying msistants who and his methods. I doubt if he has a man in his employ who of loyalty for him and if the business should go to the wall believe most of his retainers would have a certain sense of There is no form of introspection which promisee more to young man than is that study of himself with relation to his man can work effectively who cannot measure his work rati he knows what an acceptable day's work is he cannot know accomplished it. It cannot be acceptable to himself tntil he e himself that it is more and better work than is done by the a in the position.. . Not infrequently, too, the young man may feel that inddn - thing which indicates to him that his employer doesn't like hid ality. If you are a young man, in business, nursing an uneasines N long you are going to hold your position, ask yourself what is the with you. Under ordinary conditions you may feel assured that tion needs to start with yourself. Press the question honestly try to dodge it or excuse yourself. You are likely to diseevs are nursing in your heart a fear that you are not doing your Don't you know what that whole duty is? Haven't youam ant well some other acquaintance in your line of work might do it,? you can't expect to hold the place if at a moment's a~ti can be found who will do it better. On the other hand, if you know what you can do in c the best men in your line and if, doing this always, yea still have this fear of your position, you owe'it to your. self tp find another situation. Whatever the source of this fear for one's place, so man capable of nursing that fear can do justice to himself and his work. In one form or another, it ment be a confession of weak. ness in the worker, and the wraitr continually in the attitude of confessing his weakness must be rmbor. grading. - These who belies in ths physical benefits to be derir M oral anesa athletics in our sehools M oral meet deeply onecsres at the. Physical cie " to rt mo stadents. Thewe tendssem s, Less Benefits are in dang. of ptoducing i ini likely to deppas of the great r on~n amount of thl a in our ac aI s ity Im ficial.-- - dent p the ots to be. el s bla ade Shabits of thought through the rouoitine of 'smiom d shaacquired only a of rather tha sound and develop sound abartter. Sins ond be i a reasonable amonnt of h~slft s1 is er esesmie the ce' et And the los of such intellectsal and moral lnaders that we touat colleges ad unlversisti to produce, must work irrepsrable every phase of our national lie ad progress. If a man ad womtn, marige, the y or as J Nothi t th 'othly uworhde w . Ca T . e - othing ean tak, t& plae of C. o Th.t aloe n hp them to yo a e .e oths sritoPmhig tr - _ L- ov tverety om s, to cheer ma " oe , - courage each other I do not beiheve in WInd y L D . plinges peuona into marriage ____________.** dollars ad trusts to lack to d6 In these times I would net ting married an an income of 10 a week. With the closest a week might do for a time, bcked by the premise of $18 to near foture. Prompted by the bowlerdg speedily ehildreu ar take od Cizik . of ar - thasesra adL knowing W othem with many .nes Guna on sews omrwice ing also that this employment Publc ure-for maim the child is happy aSml it is not worth ear fae a sad woald not remain there 9 """" - """in wish to cell atteition to the hme4 b. rAn who der gum few ee l sal ____________. It cannot be eaid that it for these children to be oet ga in rain and mow, wind and qold. This will be prisetly you watch the child for a few moments and see it countisg the packages of gum remaining amaid aid fguring out how remsin at befoa it dae tog6 hoae. S t' per cent. of the ases aslade through plf the l'*W-hfnen to bay beforP others. This begging ought to be etepped.