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In Passing By Julia Chandler Many © CLURC MEW3PAPCR jy/IDICATEr-' THE GIRL AND THE SCREEN When The Mother entered tfie com bination delicatessen shop and ice cream parlor a group of girlß seated at a table were so much absorbed in their discussion that they had even forgotten the refreshments before them. Nor did they see The Mother as she stood waiting for one of the busy clerks to come her way. “Why, we’ve just got to find away to keep her out. I tell you we can't have her in the sorority. She would spoil all the fun. Every last one of you know how rude and unfair she is capable of being,” and little Miss Bright Eyes, who had the floor pro tem, mixed in a name with her spir ited protest which sent the hot blood to The Mother’s temples and made her leave the shop without making the purchase for which she had entered It. For you see the subject of all the talk was The Girl —the listener’s own young daughter. And what was worse The Mother knew in her heart of hearts that the criticism she had heard was true. Throughout the afternoon of the crisp November day The Mother sat alone in her sewing room. The work she had begun lay untouched in her lap, nor did she stir in answer to either door or telephone bell. Her gaze was riveted on the expanse of lawn which circled her pretty home, and as she watched the little dead leaves blown away into hollows and corners and trenches for their long winter's sleep her thoughts ran back "Oh, Mother, I Have Got |n So Wrong." over all the sixteen years of The Girl's life, and, aB though it had happened yesterday, the scene of the child's first quarrel came with grave importance to her memory. The Girl had been to blame. She had been intolerably rude to Little Neighbor; beastly unfair, and when her small gueßt bad stood out against her had burst into a storm of tearß which so touched The Moth er’s sympathy that it quite ran away with her judgment. From that day on The Mother had been nothing better than a screen be hind which The Girl might find pro tection. From this far-away picture of the first quarrel of The Girl The Mother's thoughts came back to the group of serious young faces In the ice cream parlor where her schoolmates were discussing ways and moans of keeping The Girl out of their sorority, assign ing as their reason that she was “rude and unfair.** The words rang through The Moth er’s mind with the persistency of some lilting tune from a musical comedy They seemed to dunce away with the scurrying leaves out on the broad lawn, and then come back to sear their way like a burning brand into The Mother's brain. She remembered Innumerable instances when, in her dealings with her companions, The Girl had shown no sense of justice, and as many others In which her domi neering egotism and Intolerable self ishness had appalled The Mother’s heart, but each time the adoring pa rent had believed that only she saw the hide. jus faults of The Girl, and so she had gone on from year to year screening them from the public eye, or at least thinking that she did. for today it was quite obvious that she had not wholly succeeded. The Mother sat in her sewing room, the work she had begun immediately after lunch lying untouched for hours in her lap. She heard The Girl open the front door; lay her books on the library table, and come stowly down the ball. When she opened the door of the sunny little sewing room The Mother had picked up the work in her lap and was plying her needle indus triously. To The Girl she gave a smile and went on with her work, ignoring the troubled look in the young eyes as they watched her from the doorway. There was obviously something wrong, but The Mother, for the first time in her life, made it difficult for The Girl to tell her. "Oh, mother, I have got in so wrong!’’ finally from The Girl, who, in the sudden memory of the embarrass ing time she had been having, did not notice The Mother’s unusual silence. “I called that little Mrs. Lee a per fect dowd today, and she overheard. I was talking to Marjorie Mason about the party for which Mary Lee has sent out invitations and I bad no idea her mother was within a mile around, when I suddenly turned and saw her standing back of me when I had just said that it was a pity for Mary to have such a dowd for a mother. "You’ll make it alright with her won't you mother?’ 'ended The Girl in keen distress. The Mother regarded her with grave, calm eyes—this pretty young daughter who had never learned to guard her tongue because she had never had to suffer the consequences of its sting. And the Girl, amazed at the slowness of The Mother's consent to "make it alright with Mrs. Lee," reiterated her question. It was almost dusk when The Girl left the sewing room to wash her tear stained face. The Mother watched hei dejected steps take their way down the street toward the home of Mary Lee, and her heart ached for her. Even now The Mother’s impulse was to rush out of the house, over take The Girl and save her the pain ful apology to her neighbor. She had been a screen for so long that the thing had become habitual, and it was only the realization that The Girl's womanhood would be permanently dwarfed if she did not begin at once to do a little fighting on her own ac count that held The Mother beside the window watching for the return ing steps. The Girl's feet almost ran along the street as they brought her home. Hei head was held high; red spots burned her cheeks, and when she threw open the door of the room in which The Mother waited there was a glorioue light of conquest in her eyes which argued happily for her growth. Vicar for Six Gets $4,500. The living of St. Alphage, London Wall, England, which recently became vacant, is a sinecure. There is nc congregation, the average number ol worshipers on Sunday being about six The stipend of the incumbent is $4,5t)G a year, and it haR been suggested that the church should be amalgamated with another and the salury of the vicar r>:t to better use within tbs church. M. E. PASTORS’ CHARGES COLORADO CONFERENCE GIVES OUT ANNUAL ASSIGNMENTS. Forsyth, Scott, Mayo, Hollenbeck and Lace Designated as District Superintendents. Western Newniiapw I’nlon Newsservice. Denver. —With the appointment of superintendents and ministers for the five Methodist ministerial districts of the state of Colorado and the deter mination of plans for raising the $130,- 000 endowment fund for the Denver university, the fifty-third annual Colo rado conference of the Methodist Episcopal church adjourned. Definite plans for raising $130,000 necessary to complete the $500,000 endowment fund for the Denver uni versity, which must be completed within the next sixty days, were agreed upon by the conference com mittee. The sum is to be divided between the five state districts, each district being responsible for a fifth of the amount or $26,000. Each minister is to make a daily re port to his superintendent and the su perintendent is to report daily to the Rev. David Forsyth the results of the campaign. The money is to be raised by subscription. The conference decided to increase the fund for the veteran and retired preachers to SII,OOO. The treasurer’s report of the cash collected from the church for the dif ferent benevolences was read as fol lows: Missions, $16,084; Freedman’s aid, $1,845; education. $18,594; Sun day schools, $1,565; conference claim ants, $1,407; Woman’s Foreign Mis sionary society, $7,248; Woman’s Home Missionary society, $10,470; American Bible society, $613; total for benevolent purposes, $80,963. Laymen admitted on trial are Stan ley Curtis, J. L. Morgan, Claud B. Martin and Carl D. Basham. The Rev. Dr. Frank R. Hollenbeck, pastor of Grace M. E. church, was appointed district superintendent of the Greeley district to succeed A. L. Chase, appointed pastor of the Canon City Methodist church. The Rev. S. G. Dorey, formerly of Fifth Avenue Methodist church, Den ver, was appointed by Bishop Francis McConnell, as conference evangelist, with residence in Denver. The Rev. Mr. Dorey will spend much of his time in traveling about the state promot ing the evangelistic work of the church. The conference appointments were , announced as follow's. Denver District. D. D. Forsyth, district superintend ent; Argo and Greebwood. Win. Pep-; per; Asbury, C. B. Wiicox; Barnum, L. M. Kelley; Berkeley. J. G. Brawn; j Cameron. .1. R. Edwards: Christ's,! Guy E. Konkle; Clough and Wright. ! J. A. McClelland: Englewood and i Petersburg. H. M. Betteulausen; Ep ! worth. A. N. Chapman: Fifth Avenue.; C. E. Carroll; Grace and Evans Mein-; orial, C. O. Thlbadeau. Grant Avenue. O. W. Auman; Harkness Heights. O. A. H. DeLa Gardie; Hess, F. H. Zim merman: Highlands, L. J. Hole; Italian Mission. F. P. Sulmonetti: John Collins, L. A. Moore: Merritt and Edgewater. H. S. French: Park Hill. F. E. McGuire; People’s Mission, W. J. Keeser: St. James and Mille-' son, to be supplied: Simpson. J. H Ketchum; Sloat. M. L. Bullock; Trinity. Charles L. Mead; Universitv Park. Frost Craft: Warren Memorial | O. W. Fifer; Washington Park, R. L. Smith Colo r ado Springs District. W. T Scott, district superintend ent: Arvada. C M. Cooner: Black Hawk, M. Meyer: W \V. Giberson: Broomfield. J. O Tweedy: Burlington. J. H. Boner: Cal ban. J. J. Fleming: (’anon City. A. 1.. Chase; Castle Rock. D. M. Scott: Cen tral Citv, L. W. Coffman: Cheyenne Wells. Frank Whiting: Colorado City. G. H. Stunt/. Colorado Springs: NATIONAL PARK DEDICATED. AH Nation Takes Pa-t In Exercises at Consecration of Mountains for Benefit of All Mankind. Estes Park, Colo. The Rocky Mountain National park was dedi cated to the people of all the world for all time Sept. 4. Leaders in the life of the nation, the state of Colora do and the city of Denver stood with bared heads in the fine drizzle of a picturesque mountain shower as the opening exercises were observed which proclaimed this vast natural scenic wonderland open to all. And as Enos A. Mills, pathfinder, naturalist and father of the move ment to keep the land of Colorado magic inviolate for generations to come had told his part in the great work in modest manner, the clouds gathered over the distant peaks A roll of thunder was heard and the rain came upon the gathering. S. T. Mather, assistant to Secre tary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane, then told his plans for the future of the park in clear-cut manner that be fitted the business man. As he spoke PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE. I wish slne»M«-ly that my duties left me H»t ti» attend tin* forma opening 111 Hih Km-tvy Mountain National I'.rk on tth hut as It Is I t-aii only semi you ill.H (111 MKUKf to f.Xp «s< 111 o- •• i • inti 'i-ht and to ronv y my wn incut ongiutulntloris on i hi- romnh* • »f • project in which the countrs .■s been s . much int • s.i- . t'orii'ally uml slnreri-lv v iiih \Vi Minnow W I LSI >.v Harvesting Second Strawberry Crop Grand Junction. -Grand valley is liable to have strawberries for eight the aranr observer. Asbury church, O. E. Barker; First church, M. N. Smith; St. Paul's, R. S. Fairchild. Cripple Creek, J. C. Phillips; Erie, C. O. Marsh; Florence, W. J. Kidd; Golden, W. D. Waller; Goldfield, W. M. Garner; Hugo, A. M. Verden; Idaho Springs, W. B. Read; Jefferson Avenue, I. S. Corn; Kit Carson, to be supplied; Louisville and Lafayette, J. A. Large; Leadville, Josiali Martin; Limon, H. J. Cattarall; Littleton, G. W. Cook; Morrison, Carol Stewart; Oak Creek, J. L. Spar go; Parker, C. M. Kennaugh; Peyton, to be supplied; Salida, W. F. Clark; Silver Plume, R. C. Baker; Steam boat Springs, G. R. McDowell: Sei bert circuit, F. C. Johnston; Victor, F. F. Gibbs; Ute Pass, B. Silk wood; Welby, Leslie Tuck; West Mountain Valley, s. H. Spargo; VVheatridge, Robert Tltmarsh; East Colorado Mis sion, R. S. Rutledge. Pueblo District. H. .VI. Mayo, district superintendent; Aguilar, F. J. Johnson; Alamosa, J. S. Ferris; Blanca, W. S. Campbell; Bowen. Paul Wm. Resor; Briston, C. F. Lucas; Center, A. C. Thurlow; Chi raw. J. E. Mumford; Del Norte, R. R. Adams; Eads, W. M. Johnson: Fountain, G. L. Sledge; Fowler, W. T. Gat'ey; Goodpasture, W. E. Morris 4 . Granada, J. A. Shepherd; Hastey and Met'lay, w. E. White; Holley, G. H. Spence; La Jara, Paul M. Resor; La Junta, C L. Orton: Lamar. C. H. In man; Las Animas, R. E. Bird; Man zanola, J. R. Thomas; Model, to be supplied; Monte Vista, A. M. Me- Clean; Mosea, W. A. Campbell; Ord way. F. W. Pimlott; Pueblo: Bethel. W. F. Imboden; First church, A. J. i Waller; City Mission, A. VV. Hall: I Northern Avenue. J. J. Giblln: St. Paul. O. K. Maynard: Rocky Ford, N. 11. Lee; San Luis Valley Circuit. I Adolph Roedel; Sheridan Lake, Frank Coats; Springfield, W. C. Rhea: Stonington, C. T. Hudnall; Sugar City. John Brand; Swink, Preston Lane: Trinidad, G. M. Henderson; Vineland and Avondale, H. A. Wood; Wiley. James McDonald. Greeley District. Frank R. Hollenbeck, district super intendent; Akron, J. F. Johnson; At wood and Williar. P. D. Griffin; Ben nett. R. H. Dickson; Berthoud, A. W. Sneesbv; Boulder. R. H. Forrester: Box Elder, C. E. Harris; Brighton. G. E. Kitchen: Brush, C. A. Davis: Buttes, T. J. Hooper; Eaton. J. W. Mahood; Evans, O. G. Konkle; Flem ing Circuit. E. G. Ingraham: Fort Collins. C. A Rowan: Fort Lupton, G. G. Savwell; Fort Morgan. E. N. Edger ton: Greeley, C. W. Huett; Grover. G. H. Mailing; Haxtum, T. B. Tyre; Hill rose and Snyder. C. L. Harrington; Holyoke, J. T. Bainbridge: Hudson, R. D. Lowden; Hygiene, C. B. Martin; Jamestown, to be supplied: Johns town. D. D. Woodworth: Julesburg. F. W. Bret nail; Keota, J. R. Jones; Ker sev. A. Morrison; Longmont, First Church, F. T. Krueger; Circuit. A. W. Coffman; Grace, G. E. Pennell; I>ove land. G. W. Hancher: Lyons. G. E. Pennell; Messex and Merino. E. G. Estlow; Peets. C. D. Metcalf: Peck ham. C. E. Wright; Pierce, J. F. Coff mon: Platner, E. Nolte; PlatteviUe. J. M. Eldridge; Sedgwick. G. A. Cage: Sterling, R. H. Ayres; Vernon Circuit, E. White; Weldon. Fred Varcoe: Well hitton, no appointment: Wiggins. R. Dickson: Windsor, R. N. Smith; Wray. A W. Rice; Yuma and Otis; P. H. Worley. Grand Junction District. Joh.i J. Lace, district superintend ent: Aspen. Benjamin Eitelgeorge: Austin. Lester P. Fagen: Basalt. F. H. Rose: Bethel and De Beque, W. H. Rose: Carbondale, O. M. Bowman: Cedaredge. A. B. Horton; Chama. J. E. Norvell: Clifton. Thomas W. Stamp: Cortez. Haudel Collier; Craw ford. C. D. Basham: Delta. C. B. Steele: Dolores. Stanley A. Curtis: Durango. J. Albert Dean; Eagle. Ben jamin F. Ross; Gvnsum. Beniamin F Ross; Fmita. G. F. Klein: Glenwoo 1 Springs. Ernest E. Tuck: Grand Val ley, F. H. Rose: Grand Junction. W. F Pitner; Gunnison. C. R. Carver: Hotchkiss. H. R Morris; Ignacio and Bayfield. Howard L. Elston; La'/ear. H. R. Morris- I oma and Mack. E. H. Fleisher: Meeker McKendree De- Mott: Mesa and Plateau City, H. E. Pohl; Montrose J T. Coulter: Nor wood. to he supplied: Olathe. J. T. Carson; Pagoda Springs. Mark J. Fields: Paonia. T Collister; Pali sades. R. L. Nuckolls: Ridgeway and Colona. J. M. Flynn; Rifle. J. A. Hut chins; White River. J. M. Taylor. his raincoat was heavy with the spray. Then Gov. George A. Carlson as cended the impromptu rostrum be neath a swaying pine tree and as he spoke to the gathering the clouds be came denser and the shower in creased in violence as the mountain tops that hedged Horseshoe park, where the ceremony was held, disap peared from view. But in a moment, and just as Gov ernor Carlson concluded and before ibe applause had died away, the clouds parted as If by the action of some mighty, unseen band, and the sun of Colorado broke forth In rain tinged splendor from across th*» new ly laid snow on Longs peak and made a new fairyland of the dazzling land of bewilderment. Saturday was a day that will mark a milestone In the history of Colora do. The work of years came to its fulfillment and beneath the Horse shoe park pine tree stood men who had given all their efforts and energy to pre.ail upon the United States to r.et aside this great territory adjacent to Estes Park that its beauty might I he conserved for the people. months out of the twelve, according to J. W. Rogers of the Appleton sec tion, w’est of the city, who has been propagating some of the everbearing strawberry plants which he imported tor his ranch some time ago. He now' has ripe berrleß. berries half ripe and plenty of blossoms, which bid fair to bring forth abundant ber ries In October. In several parts of the valley the second crop of berries for the year is being harvested and ;u fair yield is being experienced, the berries being really of a better 'quality than earlier In the summer. The French Venice |HE Etang de Berre is a huge inland sea in the South of France, 24 miles west of Mar seilles. It is only separated from the Mediterranean by T about four miles of low-lying land, pierced by a sluggish stream. Where this stream leaves the lake, in its southwesterly corner, stands Les Mar tigues, practically four small towns, one on either shore of the stream and two on islands in the channel. Al together it is a town of 6,200 inhabi tants, who seem mostly to be fisher men. Fishing on the lake, in the most picturesque lateen-rigged boats, and the making of fishing nets are the chief industries. The town of Martigues is spoken of as the "French Venice," writes W. J. Clutterbuck in Country Life, for the old color-washed houses are built at the very edge of the waterways, and most of the traffic is by boat. There the resemblance naturally ends, however, for there are no mag nificent churches or stately palaces to be reflected in the waters below them. Two fine churches there are, of which the people may well be proud, but it is to the irregular old houses, the crazy boats, the great tri angular sails and the piles of brown and red fishing nets that the little towns owe their popularity with painters of many countries. It re quires no small amount of enthusi asm and determination to reach Les Martigues, as the Journey from Mar seilles is slow and tedious, and car ries one through an arid and unprom ising country of low. treeless, lime stone hills. When the shores of the great lake, the Etang de Berre, are reached and the little train puffs cau tiously along its margin, one feels, indeed, far from the busy world in a strange, wild region, where only wa ter, sky, wind and birds can interest one, with just a faint indication of distant shores, which cannot be reached without much tribulation. At one hour a limpid, opal sea. idle clouds reflected and distant sails scarcely filling with the light air; at the next how tragically changed can all the scene become —such angry waves, such lowering skies and our poor fishing fleet running at its swift est pace for home and safety. Dangerous to Navigate. Being so near the Gulf of Lyons, and very large and shallow, the Etang is dangerous to navigate, and many a day, promising in its aspect to the stranger, you will see the Martigues fishermen idling, smoking, chatting, quarreling, but not venturing forth cn those deceptive waters, whence many a brave boat s crew has net returned. Very honest, friendly people are these dwellers on the edge of the wa ters. as unlike as possible from their "progressive” cousins at Marseilles. Though the male population often idles through the days, perhaps from prudence, perhaps from preference —who can tell? for they are southerners entirely—we must not forget that they are constantly afloat all night, fishing till early morn. When the boats, laden with a good catch, touch the quayside comet the turn of tho energetic women and girls of the town. Then begins the count ing. weighing, selling, packing, the shouting, the bargaining and all the bustle of a successful day. The wom en always seem busy, as endless re pairs to nets bave to bo quickly made, and new ones are always wanted, and all this work is carried on, whenever possible. In tho open air on the nar row shores of the lake. Flamingoes Were Hidden. We heard that the Etang de Berre 1s the only place in Europe where flamingoes breed, and dearly would we have liked to see some of them, but perhaps owing to the "mistral. ’ which blew mercilessly during our stay of a fortnight nt Martigues. we never saw one. and no doubt they hnd wisely bidden themselves In the reeds tor shelter. Wind Is the beto noir of Martigues (lying between the devil of the Gulf of Lyons and the shallow inland sea), wind whlcfc almost lifts one over the parapets of the bridges which quite removes one's n»t and temper, but Zives some humorous human silhou ettes. We grieved for the white tulle veils, the white wreaths of the shiv ering little white girls, who were per forming, during this trying spring weather, their fortnight’s visiting tour, seeming obligatory to good Mar tigues Catholics after the premiere communion. The little brothers, in correct black suits, with white gloves, were com paratively protected from the ele ments, and the happy grown-ups were wrapped in coats and cloaks; only the dear little white girls suffered pour etre belle, and in order to show their innocent finery to every grand ma, aunt, cousin and friend in the neighborhood. SOME FACTS AS TO COLORS Good Reason for the Objection, That Is So Popular, About Bad Odor of Yellow. A certain significance has always attached to the different colors. We see the usually accepted meaning of the various hues of the rainbow beau tifully exemplified in the paintings of the Italian masters, who draped their Madonnas in blue and in red, to signify purity and love. Blue—purity—was without a doubt derived from the color of the heav ens. and red —love —from the color of the flame. Purple, a mixture of red and blue, since time Immemorial, was the insignia of royalty, and green was and is the color of envy. What a "yellow streak” means needs hardly be explained. It remains to be seen how yellow came to be in bad odor. In all nature, particularly in tropi cal countries, it is a notorious fact that the brightly colored flowers and insects are poisonous or ill-tasting, or both. Oftener than not these brightly hued poison-plants are yel low. It is the color of belladonna, of many particularly malignant toad- SCENE IN MART10UE5 stools and of innumerable insects whose bite is dangerous. The salamander, obnoxious to the nose. <8 streaked with yellow. This curious animal possesses glands which excrete a secretion which be comes enormously large when the glands are subjected to intense heat In this way the salamander can sus tain life in the open fire during an unbelievably long period We see that the figurative sense in which we use the expression, "yellow streak," is founded on solid facts in natural history, where the "bad odor” is an actual thing. Eaters of Locusts. While the locust (just now of news interest) is essentially a plant de vourer and famine bringer, there are many well authenticated cases in his tory showing that populations reduced to the last extremity have utilized the destructive insect as food. Did Drug Siculus relates that an Ethopian tribe was known as Acridophagi ("eaters of locusts”), awhile Aristotle writes of a certain part of Greece where the peo ple regarded them as delicacies. Lay ard, the explorer, found on the en graved monuments pictures of dried and preserved locusts on rods, pre sumably indicating their use as food. It is not believed that any race today eats them. They are regarded every where in the East as an abhorrent calamity and the presence of vast swarms in Palestine this spring is held to be a forerunner of complete crop failure, both of fruits and cereals.—• Christian Herald. "Whenever a man expresses an opinion you invariably start in by d«a agreeing with him. * "That s where 1 show my dip'o macy," replied Mr. Truckleton. ”1 oe gin by disagreeing with him so that ne can have the pleasure of convinc ing me. * A Monotonous Life. “I presume time passes very slowly In prison, doesn’t It. my good man?” "Yes. ma'am. And the visiting hours when we have to answer every body's questions are especially mo notonoua.' —Detroit Free Press. Adroit Flattery.