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Napier and Vicinity.
Nofa Ogden spent Sunday with home folks. Geo. Swymeler and family were visiting relatives In the hllls,Sumlay. Mrs. C. C. llrown and children were calling on Mrs. Klmer Swope, Friday. Elmer Swop1 ami family vMted his parents (Jeo. Swope ami wife, Sunday. Well, we are all looking bitter and are sure feeling better since the line rains, the past two weeks, .1. K. Hundle, the apple Inner, has been barreling apples in the llv try bam at Napier, the past week. We are sorry to say that Mr. llrown, the. car repairer at Napier, Is dangerously III with the typhoid fever. Ira Alklre, of Walnut (5 rove dis trict, has been Improving his roads, this dry weather, by using the road scraper. Word was received In thl neigh borhood, Tuesday morning, that Crandpa Oxtey, of llenton district, had died Monday night. Ike Hook, who has lcen vMIIng with Ezra Martin and family for tin past two weeks, returned to his home In Nebraska, Friday. A. .1. Ogden and .1. ). llrown threshed their wheat and outs last week. A. .1. Ogden had L'.'li acres and got :is bushels wheat, and .1. .1. llrown had 14 aeres of oats anil got :m bushels. Ni:mo, REAL ESTATE MIMEOGRAPE rUHl lIIKI WKKKl.V 11V W. II HICHAM) OIIKIION. Mil. orrii'K teiTAiim in iiikm(ioi(khi.ock. Abstracter and Negotiator of Loans. Transfers for week ending July 'Js, lull: WAUUANTY IIKKI1S. Thco Illley to Laura lloilgln, lots 31, 32, XI, block H, liar- nard Add Maltland 1,100 .1. V. Elliott, to Frank Elliott, ne lie 14, ,V, 37 2,00l gitIT CLAIM flKK.DH. C. Ollford to W. S. nilTord. ne ne 15, s2ese 10. fill. 38 Mrs. A. I.. Itogers, of Topeka Kas Is vUlting Mrs. Ilattie llrown lug, at her home north of the city. Will I.uckhardt and family, of Tarklo, wero guests of 0. I. Xook ainl family a few hours Wednesday, on their way to St. Joseph In their automobile. Overseer ltaler has put the Ore gun-Forest City road In line condition during the past week. He Is also working the roads throughout his district. Coasting on all sidewalks prohibit ed by ordinance. Parents please see that your children do not use the walks for this purpose, as there li;ie been numerous complaints. ClIAH. W. llAHTIIAM, City Marshal. -On Saturday last, July 'JMh, Wll Ham Edward Morge and Essie Daisy Hurrler were united in marriage at Abilene, Has., and thus two of our most excellent young people are made husband and wife, and their lives blended for weal or woe. May they live long and never regret In a single instance that they have united their lives. May only prosperity attend them through a long joyous lite. Sheriffs Salo. It virtue mill ntilhurllv of li fctu'it:il En cumuli Issued (rum llie oKlce nf the Clerk u( tin' Clicull Court of Holt I'miiiiv. MlnMiurl. rclurnitilo at tin' AiiimiI Tcim. I'JII. f siilil Cnurl, mill to moillrt'i-tcil In favor of .S. II. otH-it, I'liilnlllT. and against Thooiloro It, Mueller, lii'ti'iiilmit, I liuvu IcWutl upon mid sclcillhi following ilcscrllioil real clatc, to-wlt- A II tin. lll.t. lltllt UMll IlltlMcsLof Itlflll- ft'iulnut In and to l,ois ID uinl II, In 1 1 lock II, in tin' Addition to tin ll,u nt Multliitiil. Unit f'oillitv ..I iBmriii i , ..n ,,, , ,,,. i. liliuit nml iniii'lilni'ry Im-uted llit-rism. ami ull imlcs, wires, Inolcrs, I. imps, triinifuniuT. anil nil llxliircs. tools, apparatus anil inn- t, !.. t.ltl. .,l,-l -!, II hi 'llllli'iy oi ivcry hum nun cuiii-i-r ui-miiii. Ulliiyoi iv, rjr Hum huh uiiui i iivi'mik" IK Iiiaml useil III I'liiiiii'i'llnii wltli tlioelii'-li-. lliilit plant owned and nn'rlcil liy tin' rcniliint In tlii'Hiilil l.'ny of Maltluml, Alxi till irniiciuscs, ngnis unu privm-i:,-,, nu mv ui a ui i ii hi ii np"i niiini iiihi u-i- ... vn , - tllf IlL'ht jilaut nil iniicliliiery. Ami I will on WKIIVKSIIAV. I IIKIIOIII IIA V ill" AIUI lllT, IIMI, ln-loeil (lie hours nl MihmiVIih-I, in mi' IiircuiKiu linn I ivo ti chick in inn niicr niHinoftliat ilv, at the court luiin-i' ilisir In tlmCltv of Oicgnii. 1'uiinty nf Holt, sell the Silllll', 111 1" Illlll'll llll'l ,", Ill, J . ni - ,, at I'ulilli' Vriiiliu1. In Hi ii hliilit'itl lilililt'i, fur I Ultll 111 IIIIIIU, nni 111 jr ,ii ir, t, ,,, .,, cusi. n ii, .,ii-.i' . h'lit rllT of Molt County, Missouri DR H. B. ALLEN, VETERINARY SURGEON, Both Phones No. 38. OREGON, . . MO. DR, BARTON PITT8, Eye and Ear Specialist PWVATK HOSPITAL. Mil and Francis. ST. JOSEPH, MO. Corrt'auonilenuv Solldtcd. tVASTKD-YODNO MAN from Holt count to prepare for UeslrsblB position lo Uort uillMO. HplendidounortuoItT, Aciiirt Boj Uoe,t;uuur uspiuB, iuwk, Executor' Rale of Ileal Bstate. Wliprru. I,nssen Hlit. latf nf Holt coiititT. Missouri, departed this life on the Till day of llrei ml r. IiiuT. Ii-iivliiif a will, which wr. aftprwnnl. on tin- L'lit iluy of lli'iimlK-r, IW7. pruvin up in. mm ituniiticu to pmnutc Miurl.liy llictrrmi of wlilcli nalil will, I.tlii-unilt-mnncd, llvnry T. A Ik I re, wai, liy alil itovulc.i, nppolntt'il us F.irruior llurt'ofi IIT. WW roimiw rouri ui nun :iiiiiiiy. .u- and, whrrriw. nru-r ttir nui will wun pro lialttl. to-wlt i lln tlit".'lst day of ll fcinlicr, l'lC, I duly iiiivc ImiKl. uimlllli"! as mii'h Kti'i'iiliii-. tis'i'ltcil IcttiTstt'siiiini'iitiiry ntmii said estate from ald I'outi, mid urn now lift f In ald rapai'llvof Ktii'iilort anil. whi n as, liv tin Iffms of said will. Huns, mulls, iMVidid, di'rlsi'ii ami nirii'tiii mm. u Y.w liip stiii'!. wlilnw of suld drt'ciisi d , shall infiLi.. in Wilton?. iltilv iii'Lhowli'il ln'for,. an uflli'. r iiiithnrlid total,!' ackiinwli-dni'im nts of Iliads, a ri'(iii'st Dial thu lui iii'rcsof liiud uiMiti wnii'ii sin' now iivi'i, iomi,i i in Soiil hi'.ist (junitt'Mif S.'i'tlnii thlrlii'li in) In low ion 1 1 iiiiv-niui' ui'i oi iiaiiiii' iiuriy. pliflii i:.m In Hull roiintv. Missouri, shall In' sold, nml shall dfllti'r sui-h risii,'st to the KMi'utorof this will, said K'ri'Utor shall thi n.iifli r haliiit lind snhl tisiii'st duly n I'niili'il In tin' liiuil ri i'nri!"' nf Holt rounty MlnMitirl. tirih'i'rd ut unrc tosi!l suld li'marri's nf land, at I'lthcr pulilh' or iirlvati- si as snilll sii'in 10 nun lorini' iiuvrrs, ui said I'slati'. (without any ordi-rs of mutt whale tit Ihtri'fur, or prvparator thiTi'lo) for rash In liaml I mid, wlirri'iis, ilu'siilu Cti'llni' Slprsdld. on Tuesday, the iMIi Hay nf, Inly, ll'll. ecruiu Him iu'iivit 10 me i ue niuesi iroTiiied lor ill tne sain win. as anove ri- I'ltted lii li rei'orded lii the land reeords of said Holt county. Mlswiurl. and Is now duty reoonli'd therein In Hook III1 at 1'nie 4Vluf the rwnrds thereof t ami, whereas. I deem II lies! for the Interrslsof said estate to sell the naldlamlsat puiilli'salnt Nnw.lherrefnre. I, kssUi'hexi'i'lilor, fur the purisiseof puylim to Mrs. Kti'IIiiv Mpes, the widow of sulilili reused, the sum of Two Thousand Hollars (fj,(",v,i.i')ln rash, as In said will dlris'ti d mill til nf dlstrlliiltliii: tlm halaln'eof the pro ceed of such sale lo the children mid hells at law nf said deceased, as In silcl will (Mlei'liil, hi hi rehv III Vi: MirH'C that, III pursuance of the iiulhutlty In Ine Tesieil I .y the said will, anil in coiiiuritiiiy wun me lermsor ine same. I win on mo.miay si itkmiii ii ii, I'll, iH twieii I e hours oiieu o cn's in the foteniMih nml lleo'cliKk luthe afteiiiiMiu of said day, at the north front Hour of the cour house In the city of (ireirou, county seal of said Holt county, Missouri, ami ulille the I'rohate court of said county Is then In ses sion, proceed tn sell the suld uhot e descrllii il real esiiiie, lo-wii ah ine imiiii r.asi yuara terof section thirteen (1.11 III 'lownshlp llfly iiliii'l.,IUof Kaiiire Ihtrtv I'liftil i:tl In Molt county. Missouri, for the said puriisi s v mi-iilioneii. raiu nail' wi'i m mtuiciii puuui' outcri In the highest hhliler. fur cash In hand, ami all persons luleresied llien ln, or w iiorii inis may concern, are nereiiy uuiiiieii litnl rriiui'slcil to he mul u 1 1 1 ii r lit ald place ill said time, for the puriHiseof lilddlnit' uhiii, or I il y 1 11 u suld real estiite. Haled at (Iteiiuii, siisouri, inis;usi nav oi .111 ly. leu llL'VI.V'.' I. I.'tllld Kxeculor of Hie Wllli'if l.ocii Sltn's, He Cl'lled, I'.M 1 am iietertiiliieii mat this propetty shall mil liesa.'rlllcid. and, I tlieiefore, here hy reserve the rliihl to reject any 11 ml all hlds that luuy lie made for the same, or fur any pail ilu nul. Also, will say lint tne In nils wilt he tittered. iMit li as a whole, unit In hi ami 411 acre tracts, mid whlrhewr way tin' inns win amount 10 un most mr ine es tatc. Is the wv it will lHsolil-lf at all All crops for It'll, now staiidliiK upon suld lands aril rtmirvtu, II K.N It V T. AI.KIKK. Kecutor, TIIK (IHKdllN INTKItllKHAN TIMK TAHIiK. EtTectlve Sunday, January 1, 1IU1 Oregon. Forest City T, Lv. n. tn. Ar. 8.00 a. m. A-4(! " HiLMa. in. " li:45 a. m JO " 12:10 p. m. " 12::tt p. m. .'l J:oo p. in. i p. m 'V " 4:25 p. in. " 4:55 p. in 2(1 " 7:25 p. in. " 7:55 p. m Hut urn F. Cit y. Oreuon C. II. & ti.'l'lino Lv. s.'joa. in. Ar. H:l5a. m 'A 10:10 a. m. " Ki::i5 a. m, ' lino p. m. " 1:25 p.m. ' 2:40 p. m. " :i:05 p. in, ' 5:01 p. in, " 5:25 p. m, ' H:20 p. in. " 11:45 p. in, Note-A-Hally Except Sunday. A special train for stock and car load shipments will leave Oregon at 12:10 n. in,, whenever desired by snippers. Notice: All local freluht will leave Oregon on t lie ii:.'o a. in. train. Program Women's Foreign Missionary Society, Friday, August 4th, 11)11. Hostess, Mrs. Maggie Howell. Leader, Mrs. Ora King. Topic, "Missionary Experiences." Flower, Sweet I'eas. Hevotlon, Mrs. Taylor. Music, flrace and Ethel Taylor. Itoll (.'all, llespouses. "My Missionary Heroine." Story Hour. Heading, Mrs. Sarah llamsay. Heading, "A I'arable," Mrs. Henry Cook. Heading, "The Cry of the World's Need," Mrs. I r. Evans, Heading, "A Visit to llaltang," Mrs. John Kiiinsiv. Heading. "Weddings at Kolar," Mrs. Ora Hunt. "Llwhts ami Shadows." Miss Ethel ray lor. .skchktaiiy. Petit Jurors. Tim county court last week named the following as petit Jurors for the coming August term of circuit court: Illgelow.J. I). MorrN. llenton, Hen Shalller, John Meyer Hugh Hlchards, Ceo. Young. Clay. N. II. Hoberts, Abe Goodpas' tore, W. II. Smith. Forbes, James Cordrey, Henry Slek man. Forest, Geo, Stroud, J. D. Anno. Hickory, Joshua Guthrie. Liberty, John Heck, Mart Norman Lincoln, Gus Wahler. Lewis, Frank Morgan, Gid Kunkel Harry llaker. Mlnton, Alvln Hayes. Nodaway, Jaoob Kurt.. Union, John Horn, W. A. Fairish i. it. Alien. Lewis Tbomoson died at the St Joseph asylum, Monday of last week. July'JJd. Ho was about 87 years of ago and was a brother-in-law of ltlcli ard and Andy Hunter, of Clay town ship, both of wlToin havo long since been dead. The War Fifty Years Ago Reiult at Bull Run Awakens the North to the Gravity of the Situation Congress Authorizes Raising Army of Half a Million Men Washington Seriously Men aced by Victorious Confederates, but They Fail to Take Advantage of Their Victory "Both Armies Fairly Beaten," Said Sherman McClellan Goes to Washington and Finds "No Preparations Whatever For Defense" Sketch of Early Life of This Command er Disbanding of Three Months Men Temporarily Weakens Northern Army. By JAMM A. COCCRTON. (Copyright by American t'ri Aatocuv tlon. 1H1.J THE first stiiKe of ttic elvll w-nr ended with the brittle of Hull Hull. Mating from Hint event the struggle took on n new cbnrncler. Tlie north suddenly nwak- ened to the gravity of the gituntlnn. Ita false oplltnlmn was shuttered nml henceforth grim determination I men un its actuating spirit. After their stupe faction and despair had tune to wear off the free states rallied ngiilti, hut this time tlielr eyes were fully opened to the peril. Itecrtilthig hegnn once more with redoubled energy, but mm the soldiers realized n- never before that he who enlNied might never re turn. It w-ns n life and dentil conflict whose duration or outcome no in on could foresee. At Inst the farmer, la borer nml business mini of the unrlb knew that the nntlnn wits In deadly peril. Yet they were more encer than lieforc to offer themselves for Its tie fense. This feeling wns shared by nil classes. Hull Hun was as much of a tonic to the north ns Sumter, but now there was Iron In the dose. Afler the terrible Butnhiy of July 21 anything was possible. Washington mlclit be taken nt tiny moment. Congress was mill In session nml niillinrlzeit the raising of an iirmy of half a million men. The norlh arose to meet the call The pnntc following the Ilr-t great bat' tlo lasted only a few days, but the ef fects of Hull Hun wero felt to the end of tho war. If tho norlh was depressed, the sotitb was correspondingly elated. Hull Hun united her. Henceforth little wns beard of the Union men In the seced ed states. In the minds of the musses tbls settled the war. Within a week tiii: lost ciiAXci:"-co.i'i:ii:iiATi: koutii'icatioxh iiuii.t at MANASSAS IN 18(11.2. AITMIt THKY I'-OHTll'IKl) AOA1NST I'UHTHl'.H A'lTACIv INSTHAI) Ot'' SWKKIMNd ON TO WAHIIIXGTO.N. A8 MANV MII.ITAHV WHITKHS AVKH THKY COUI.li HAVK the national capital would bo taken and Jefferson Davis would occupy tho White Houso. Tho cry of "On to Hlch luoiidt" won stilled for the moment, and now It wus "On to Wnsliliuiton!" Tho Confederate congress had met at tho Virginia capital on July 20 uml shared In the general Joy, Bull Run Disputes. There has lieeii more Irrelevant com meut on Hull Hun thun on any other battle of modern times. On Hie south ern side both Johnston and Hen u re gard eliilliieil to havo been In chief commaud. lllstorlnus have general ly iiHcrlbed tho role to Heauregard, doubtless for tho reason that ho hud been lu charge up to tho time of John ttou'H arrival. Yet thero Is no doubt that Johnston outranked Heatiregaid and Hint It was his troops wbu won tho buttle. Tho Inter history of I lie war also made Johnston nppear the abler general. Beauregard claimed to have planned the battle, but Johnston iliitly contradicted this and asserted that ho rejected the lirst plati olTered by Heiiiiregiii'd and that the tight was actually shaped by himself for tho sou III aud McDowell for the north. The chief controversy among the Confederates, however, ruged over the failure to follow up tho victory. Mc Clellan and other Union authorities bave freely admitted that If vigorous pursuit bud been made of McDowell's MeeluR iirmy Washington could have been takcu. As tbe weeks passed by and no move wns mado tho southern papers became restive and wero free n tlielr criticisms of botb Johnston and Henuregard nnd even attacked President Davis. Heauregard has said that he bad a plan to cross the Poto mac nbove Washington and strike tbe capital by a flank movement. John ston boldly assumed responsibility for advising against a pursuit of McDow ell, and years later publicly gave bis military reasons for believing such a movement would have resulted In de- I feat. Hoth generals agreed In ascrib ing 5t least it part of the blame to Presldec: Davis. In tbe first place tho southern army was ioorly protl loned mid wns In no condition to make a forwnrd movement. For an other thing. ImvIs refused to comeO' tnito a great force nt Mnnassns. such as wns demanded by Mb Johnston and HentiriRiinl. Thus tho opiortu nlty slipped nway and much of the advniilnge of the Hull Hun victory was lost to the Confederacy. General Patterson Criticiied. In the norlh the controversy was al most as fierce. At the time It was claimed (lint Oeneral Scott lind not fa ton d Meliowell's movement toward Mntinxxim nnd lind been driven Into a reluctant nsent by the cry nf "On to nichinond!" The north agreed on one thing, however Willi great unanimity and vigor It pitched Into General Hob ert rnttersmi for his fnlliire to hold Oeiiernl Johnston In the Klicti.nidonh valley. Hntterson's time expired with that nf the threo months troop, nml . he wns allowed lo lapse back Into ob scurity. Out of nil this muck of contradictions the facts of tho Hull Hun fight seem to hnve been these: That both nrmles were raw mid unused to fighting, thai flm lintlln ten n-.tll (iIiiohiuI l.t. n . ....r. ..v.. r.....u. . ,pi,i inn,,- 1- .w.M.ln.l ..... ..... .1... ...... (..- it mi u-ii out, nun iiuii uoin nruiicp wero severely hurt, these things ac counting for the flight nf tho northern force tnwnrd Washington nnd the In disposition nf tho southerners to fol low. (.I'tieml Sherman said Inter that both nrmles wero fnlrly defenled In the fight, nnd General Johnston lins snld tbnt the southerners wero worse dis organized by their victory than were the northerners by their defeat. One Important result of tbe buttle was tbe shifting of northern generals. I'lHST IIA'ITI.K OI'' HUl.t HUN lONB. McClellan, fresh from bis victories In western Virginia, was given a new de partment, being placed over both Mc Dowell and Mansfield, (ienernl Hanks was aent to relievo Patterson, nnd Uen eral John A. Dlx took tho place of Hanks at llnlllniore. I McClellan arrived In Washington on 'July 2(1 With his advent and with that of tho mamiltlcent army he drilled and orgunlzod began the second phase of tho wur. Whatever may be the dif ferences of opinion ns to McClellan, the soldier, there are none ns to Mi Clelluu, the drlllmuster. It is with his creation of tin; army of iho Pntumue Hint the remainder of 18(11 Is clilelly concerned. There were lo bo only a few moro battles of Importance, lint li fides liuvhig been content to spend the fall and winter lu preparation befote the general lighting nf IhO'-'. i Early Career of McClellan. 1 George Hrliilou Mi-Clcllim was horn hi Phlludelphlu In 1S2U. Ho wus edu cated lu the public schools of that city aud hi the preparatory si liool of tho Uulverslty of I'eiuisylvuiilu. lu 1842 he entered the Military academy at West Point and four years later wus graduated, being usslgued to the corps of engineers. A few months later be went to Mexico and during tbe war with that country wus pro moted to Orst lieutenant und captain, I At tbo close of that wur bo was lu 1 command of the company of engineers with which be had been serving. This be brought back to West Point, I whero bo acted oh assistant Instructor In engineering until 1851. Ho then superintended tbe construction of Fort Delaware, afler which bo accom panied tbo Hed river exploring expedi tion. Tbe next two years bo sjicut lu Wesblngton aud Oregon, exploring a route for the Pacific railroad. In 1855 Captutn McClellun wns sent nbrond as one nf a commission of tbroo to study the military systems of Kurope. Much of the time was speul In Iho Crimea, whero wur was then in progress. Other eouutrlcs Were ulsu Thrlted. McClellan'i report was much I pnwed at tbe time. Jefferson Davit was tbe secretary of war wbo sent the commission nbrnnd. yet It wns during this trip that (1 irge D. McClellan gained many of the Ideas which en abled htm to fortify Washington nnd organize the Army nf the Potomac against the Davis government, On til return to America McClellan wns initde cnptnlu of n cnvnlry com pany, but In 18.it he resigned to be come vice president nf the Illinois Central railroad. He wa next made president of the eastern division of the Ohio nnd Mississippi railroad, which position he held nt the out break of the wnr. In 18(10 he married a daughter of (lenernl Murcy It wns to ber that ninny of the letters con tained lu bis "Own Story" were ad dressed. Washington Wa "Eaiy." It u-n mi (In, nfterimnn nf Trlilnr. July 12(1. that Ueneral McClellnti reach- Photo by American Press Association. ESIIV IIOCHr, STORH CltMTKII AT MILL lll'.N, AH IT AI'IT.AIW TODAY. ed Washington. The next day be rode about the city. 1 give his Impressions In his own words: "I found no preparations whatever for defense, not even lo the cxteut of putting the troops In military posltlous. Not n regiment wns properly encumti- ed, not a single nventio of nppronch guarded. All wns chaos, ami the streets, hotels and barroom were filled with drunken oltlcers and men absent from their rcglmcnta without leave n perfect pandemonium. Many had even gone to their homes, their Might from Dull Hun often terminating lu New- York, or even in New Hampshire or Maine. Thero was really nothing to prevent a small cnvnlry force from riding Into the city. A determined at tnck would doubtless have carried Ar lington heights nnd placed the clly at the mercy of n buttery of rilled gum. If tho secessionists ntluclicd any vnlue to the aissessnn of Wash lngtnn they committed their greatest blunder In not following up the victory of Hull Hun." He goes on to say that conditions ncross the river were but little better The first tnsk tmderiaken by the new column inler wus that of keeping tho soldiers nut of the streets nnd lintels of Washington, which he did by pre venting them from leaving camp with ut n permit. The next thing was to restore the morale of the army, which was dono by Increasing discipline, by keeping the regiments most shaken nnd (llsorgnnlzed lu Washington nnd sending tho others across the river; nlso by the qencral going among his men frequently, reviewing them, as suring them 1 tin t they had met their last defeat nnd by like methods. One of tho earliest duties undertaken by McClellan was that of weeding out Incompetent olllccrs, such as lind been appointed through political pull. This be did so thoroughly ns tn raise yells among sumo of those dlsplnced. but lo elicit approval from tho genernl pub He. Another work done by the new head of the Army of the Potomue wus the fortification of Washington, und 3SNERAT, AMDROHH F, nOHNHtOE, WHO COMUANDI!) AT 1ICLI, HUN NK UP TUB KI11ST IIUOOK JBLANO ntOlllKNlU IN TIIK VIKXD. this was carried out In a manner so complete that tbe capital was uever ugaln seriously threatened. At about tbls tlnio tho terms of tbe three months men wero expiring. Many of theso re-cnllsted, becoming officers tn new regiments. Tbe dis banding of tbeso first troops naturally created a temporary weakness lu tbe uort horn army, which wus tho more in evldeuco because It occurred so soon tfter Bull Hun, when tbo army was Icinorallzcd from Its first great defeat. V r -k -j y-T t i ; HE DID HIS BEST Not even Melville's most Intimate frtetids realized tbe loathing with which the sight nf bis evening clothes Inspired bhn. When harried Into It by wifely authority he would don tbe abhorred garments, but bis excuse for avoiding all social functions which Involved wearing tho festal gnrb were ouartle, Infantile, maudlin, According to his wife's Moan bla effort to avoid wearing his evening clothes were not only out of all pro portion to any possible discomfort ho mlgbt suffer when ho had them on, but tbey wero a positive evidence of degeneracy. However, when that particular sub ject was mentioned, she always said: "Ton know 1 love my husband dearly. He is tbe best man In the world, but there aro tlmri. when 1 renlly want to do him come bodily Injury Ills abso lute Indifference to his nppenrnnce Is. simply maddening, lie doecn't euro bow ho looks. As lutig ns he enn bn clean he'd just as soon enr any old thing iitiywbotu. It's perfectly nerve rnrklog," Melville seemed guile pleased with tho Men nf itllemllng his sister's wed ding In the small town where his par ent lived until Mrs, Melville cnsuully mentioned that he must have his eve ning clothes pressed In preparation for the visit. "Why," he protested, "half the men that'll be there won't know u dress suit when they see It, I'll (eel like a rlngtallcd monkey." "Stuff and nonsense!" returned Mrs. Melville. "The people down thorn are as particular about their dress n wo are, nnd more so. People In small towns always dress light up to tbo latest thing." Ho Melville's dress suit was sent to be pressed. Mrs, Melville was slightly suspi cious of the sudden accession of help fulness that caused ber husbnnd to offer to pack bis own suitcase the night before their tittle trip. Heine a, wise woman, she kept her weather eye on him. Thus sho was just la time to see him going through some ratbar wonderful gymnastics In an ef fort to fasten his suitcase with one band while be meditatively dropped his evening clothes In an obscure cor ner of the closet. She said nothings She merely transfixed him with a stony glare. Tbe clothes ramu meek ly out ngaln and were sadly deposited In the suitcase. Melville curried both his own suit case and his wife's down to the nlllcn In tho morning, where Mrs. Melville was to Join him Just before luncheon time, They were lo tnke luncheon to gether, which would leave them am ple time to roiuii the train. Tbey were about half way to the train, when Mrs, Melville suddenly clutched her husband's arm, "Tom," she cjneutnted, sternly, "whero Is your suitcase?" Melville looked silly nnd Mrs. Mel ville conlempliious, "You must have left II In Hie res taurant," she said. "Don't wnsto a minute' Hun bark and gel It!" Ho Melville sped buck to the res taurant and then rear lied the stnilou, suitcase In hand, Just In time to hoard the train, "It's mighty funny," he snld, sheep ishly, "how 1 came to forgot It like that." "Yes, wasn't It amusing?" replied Mrs, Melville, caustically. It wns not until tbey had reached tbe bouse nnd were being regnled with lea nnd conversation that thu second loss of the suitcase wus dis covered. Everybody ran nbout excitedly for while everybody, thnt Is, except Mrs, Melville, who snt with an In scrutable siiiIIh on her face, calmly sipping her lea. Melville, apparently In great anx iety, telephoned to the livery stable Irom which hud como the ciirrlugo which hml brought them up from tho Mntlnn He also telephoned tn the station. "I might lelegrnpli to tho trnln," ho suld, lluully. "hut It's a through trnln from here on nml I don't know where n telegram would Intercept It." Mrs .Melville sut down her lencup and gathered up a few crumbs of caku that had escaped finm her saucer. "I wouldn't bolher," she said, sweet ly, "lo lake ull (hut double." Melville turned lo her with a ra diant smile. "All right, Mnry," he beamed. "If you don't mind, I'm sure 1 don't. I'll tell everybody how I happen lo bo wearing my old business suit (unload of my beautiful glad rngH." Thero was u g cam In Mrs. Moj. ville's eyes as slid rose nnijejllcally, triumphantly and went out Into the ball, When she returned she had over her arm, folded neatly, tho de tested evening clothes. "Tom, dear," she said, "I was afraid something might happen to your suit case, so after you went to bed last night I took all the most necessary things out of It and put them Into mine." Melville's face, which at bis wife's appearance with the garments bad grown at least two Inches longer, dropped moro and moro as she pro ceeded. At the close of ber speech, with a cloylngly sweet smile, she laid' tbo cloH.es upon his hopeless and un protesting knoo. "Well," bo snld, flnnlly. "I cease to struggle. I suppose thin what you call fute." "No, Tom," replied bis wife, decld. edly, "It Isn't. It's what I call tot otaij depravity."