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Page Eight.
Saturday, Dec. 30, 1922
Adele Garrison's New Phase of
Revelations of a Wife
Coprristit, 1822. by Newspaper Featcra
How Madge Valiantly Faced Mrs. Barker.
VEN as I rushed baofc to the Bar
ker house ?-fter the receipt of the
Wegram fmm LilMan I v,-ae Fwift-
turnerl from the oven she quickly fore
stalled fny speech on my part.
""Watch those muffins better than you
Sir. vf-st f-rrii v .Tprni h st id curtlv.
ly marshaling: in my rtitu1 the things I j "1 don't want to have another scorched
woold teLve to do in order to elude Dr j hatch cn my hands. Gome Into tha
Pert ft. wh-o half-insan wit ar-rer and j 3iiu tic-room. Mrs. Graham."
woomjfid affection for Clairs Koster !
WM drawing nearer to us with every ! W5 MeJT Feared -
throb of his swift motor.
I must telephone to Dicky. I mnjyt
pet a motor car to rak us to some
point irpon which Dicky errd I shov-VI
agree. I mnrt vaken Claire Foster,
have her ready to cav in -e.-mrd-break -Inc
time, and J. must plan o-ti road home
so that there should he no danger of Dr.
Pell Jts ftedinc our rrwite- Tast, but by
no mean feast, I rmrst enltet Mrs. Bar
ker'r aid t p!a catm-ir the irate physi
cian, or at least Cfevanrfng him oft the
track wheo .V trto-Blcl arrive.
By tfce time ad reached the door
way I resliaed that T must tackle Mrs.
Barker first. She could eive me the In
formation I sorely needed concern hns?
t elejphones. motor cars and routes She
was nowhere to be seen, although I
knew he was busy somewhere about
the house, because the old man who
tiad broogbt me the telegram had said
he had rent him to me. T made my
way down the haH to the emty dining
room, and crossed it to the kitchen door,
where I knocked deprecatingly.
"ok, ir. Yor
0mf in." Mrs. Barker's voice, while
pleasant enough, was crisp, and I
guessed that she did not relish inter
ruptions to her work. I pushed open
the door, and found myself In a big, im
maculately clean kitchen, with flower
ing plants at the windows, and brilliant
parti-colored rag rugs softening the se
vere linoleum floor covering. Mrs. Bar
ker, erect, efficient and wholesome in
spotless gingham working coartirma. was
putting muffins into a pan, while a
rather sulky-looking girl was attending
to the frying of potatoes.
Oh. It's you.'" Mrs. Barker dropped
the last spoonful of soft, almost batter
like dmigh into the muffin tins, dusted
her hands together- although I could
see ne flour on them and popped the
pans into the even before she spoke
Her ahr of absorption was such that
J did not feel like speaking until she
have finished, and when ahe
She led the way out of the kitchen,
loftily Ignoring the sulky muttering
which the girl et the stove sent after her.
"I count the days In the fall until
my hoarders go." she said when the
door had closed, "net because I don't
eaiey them, tmt because I can't abide
j the help yon g-t newadays. I'd much
j rather do the work myself, but I can't
coe-k &a wait on table at the same
time, with all these hoard era, so when
i they're here T have to nut up with a
specimen like that one In the kitchen.
But that's nei ther here nor there.
What's on yerrr mind? Bad news In
your telegram?"
"Not bad. but upsetting news, I re
turned, "and I need your help very
much. I know it's not necessary to ask
you te respect the confidence T am going
to give you. I know you will do that
without asking."
'Tve been considered pretty close
mouthed ever sine- I was a child." she
returned with a note of pride in her
voice, and I knew that I had struck the
right key.
"When Miss Foster was in our town."
I began, "she was ng:ged to a rrViysi
cian, who. while he is our family physi
cian, has no love fnr my husband be
cause of old differences, which, how
ever, have nothing to do wth Miss Fos
ter. He fs a peculiar man. and. I be
lieve, is dangerous when angered. The
engagement no longer exists, and he Is
very bitter toward Miss Fester."
T drew a deep breath and went on:
"When he read the newspaper accounts
of this performance, be was wild with
rage absurdly end unjustly r gainst
Mr. Graham. I have just learned that
he started for here at three o'clock this
morning. At any cost, he and Mr. Gra
ham must not meet, fer Mr. Graham la
as fiery-tempered as Dr. Pettlt,
"New. I wast a telephone at once,
T hurried on. "a motor car in half an
hour, breakfast tn between, and whre
can I find out about trains to New
Terk on seme other read than the one
going through CaldeHn aed motor roads
which will eeeueee me with such a
routeT And will you give Dr. Pettlt a
note from me if he cornea here? I hate
to trouble you. bnt really, I am alone
here among strangers I know I ana
trespassing on yenr "
My voice trailed off fn trepidation at
the steady, critical gaze she gave me.
Had T. indeed, trespassed too far on her
Illustrated by Neva F? arris era
. FL dearie m
cried, as a
swept ever
home. "I wish I
!" Mr. Field Cricket
cool autumn breexo
the grass above hl
didn't have to go to
bed. This season hasn't been nearly
long enough. I could stand several
anon t ha longer of summer."
"Not me," growled hla neighbor.
Johnny Grasshopper. "Winter can't
come any too soon for me. I'm getting
tired of this old hot sun. Isn't that a
funny thing for a grasshopper to say?"
Ton can have your winter if yon
want it!" snapped Mr. Field Cricket.
"But I don't llko !t. Oh. I suppose I
would if I were like my cousin. No,
every fell when the weather - to
grow oold. she and her husband gather
lip their things and move Into the farm
house. It's lovely and warm in there.
Thef can get plenty to eat. and when
spring comes aa.-j.in they are Just like
new, Wickets."
"What are you crying about then?"
laughed Johnny Grasshopper. "If you
kn4w some one who has winter q uar
terie, why don't you take a place with
thekn? I don't balieve I'd like it for my
paA but maybe you will."
'fcocK'neu me! I hain't thought of
j tyft." lauhed air Field Cricket "I
.fust believe I'll uo thai very tiling."
And away h- wei:: to get his things to
gether. The way was long to tha farmhouse,
but Mr. Field Cricket was so hiprT to
' think he was going to a place wbre it
would be nice an-i warm all winter that
he didn't mind the lor.g road, and he
aang merrily ail the way.
"It may be ali right for some folks."
o croaked Grand ' Green Frog when Mr.
Field Cricket ptoj ped to teS'. him of his
Journey. "Bu. after a long, hoc sum
mer. rn ready for my mud bath and a
winter's rest "
"Just think. I'll get ail I want to eat
without working for it'" chirped Mr.
Feld Cricket. "And I'll have a goo-
warm house All I'll have to do all day
the rtein. rvoiser" And he growled so
loudly tht Daddy and Mama Cricket
both lauphed.
"Mama Cricket d'dn't mean that,
Daddy Cricket laughed merrily. "Yon
see. It's dangerous for us house crickets
to sing In the daytime. It's all right out
In the field. Teu can sing all day. But
the first thinr we have to learn when
we move into the farmhouse is to he Just
as quiet as we can be in the daytime.
But my troodnees! At night well you
can sing itl! yon wnnt to."
"Tou'd see where we'd be by this
time it tht. red -faced cook were at
home' Jaughtd Mama Cricket. "Sha'd
soon throw ths whole lot of us out of
the house But at night she sleeps up
stairs, and can't hear us. The mistress
often hwtrs us singing at night, but she
calls it luck.
Severs.! times that day Mr. Field
Cricket burst out into cheerful song,
be was so used to singing in the mead
ows any old time. But after Daddy
Crickat had almost yanked his feelers
off. Mr. Field Cricket packed up his
duds and went back into the meadow
where he could sing all day long if It
pleased him And when the cold days
came he ce u Id craw 1 down under t he
roots of the old oak tree and sleep until
spring. That was the Last time he ever
complained ef his home or the weather.
CajwrifAk 1922, br Messsassf Ftatara larvce, lex
By Gtruvitvt Kemble
DEC. 31-JAN. 1.
Sunday's horoscope indicates that theold
rear may pass out with some little an
noyances. It may be wise not to at
tempt any important change or journey.
Those whose birthday It is may have
year of trivial annoyances and set
backs. A child born on this day may
be fond of change.
Monday's rstrological map shows the
year opening under most auspicious
planetary rulership It forecasts favor
able business conditions, with old bar
riers swept away and opportunity for
large and bold enterprise There may
be new and unlooked-for openings,
which may be radical and important
and may involve pulling up- many old
stakes and wide departures. But shun
law and quarrels.
Thost whose birthday it is may have
a year of large and excellent oppor
tunity, with change nnd permanent
growth. Avoid quarreis and litigation.
A child born on thfs day will be quick,
act ve, persevering, and will make rapid
progress in life.
Watch Night
By Juanita Hamel
'"f. rZ Swviei. In... Great Britain right, laattd.1
rHY does there seem to be a special meaning
in the changing of the calendar the simple
addition of a higher number to the record of
the years? Why isn't there as great a thrill in the
striking of the clock which sweeps away any old
day ushering in the new day with all its duties
and its possibilities? There is no wondrous change
in nature the midnight is jnst as starry or as dark
as any other. But it .is well, isn't it, that out of
three hundred and sixty-five days we give one new
day its just measure of thought? Could there be a
finer way to welcome every day despite the hygienic
error of waking Eaby even though but for the
magic minute than with the tender love and de
voted prayers which seem to spring from worth
while hearts upon this wondrous night?
"Everything About the Hobs Help to Make the Homem
ere Is a Charming Way to Entertain on Sew Year's Dai,
f ments of
nim Is a
our friends th eompll-
th season over the tea-
very ccwy. "comfy way"
entratn!nE them. The Informal
tie IK) sine aH th afternoon as
stf com. and o, while a ruaninc
nversatlon fills th. .octal hours. Or.
we aesir. to be formal, and make
r tea a runctt.it. the kettle should
In it mane at a definite hour, and
v second fliale. a. tt were, to rnual
ns. irfaoM buaines. is to arouse th.
sts while they drink oi the "cup
( cheer..'
hrlstmaa p-eens are still likely to he
.vidence. kut. of course, fresh flower.
be needed, and as they are apt to
expensive nt this season they should
-j.ed with discr.tion. When chosen
red and M'hite with plenty of sofl
.enery. they make the best showing.
Thare seems to 1. a difference of
.nion in regard to the best method
serving tea where the table or tables
' formal teas are too lArge for th. tea
gon. unltu the faed is passed on the
agejn. Many persons feel that small
hies, presided over by different tea
uers. are more successful. while
hers b.li.ve that the long; table or
rge. round table, wtth one hostess at
:hr sld. or at ach end. is better,
hen the men may pass the te and sit
ir-re they like T stand while they
rtake o rieB
.hie is usee tt fctec.me. the buffet
py centre frona which all th. dain
i are passed.
T1 rieeoro lions of the lanre tabe
ould be rlirpJf. crnMstm?r merely of
tswl of roses in t5e -cntre and can -rs.
At either end largT tray should
e placed, with the kettle, teapot, sugar,
'.am, sliced lemon, hot water pot. sl.p
wl. cups and sacoers and teaspoons,
t the sides of the table the plates are
"rt with napkins between them. Smsli
mask napkins sr. generally used,
ouffh . Tery exclusive circles, since
- wsr. cobwebby fine paper napkins
e maAe tlrveir appearance. Between
plate and the tea
Refreshments for a tea oW this sor
prenerally consist of exceedingly var:?
sandwiches, cut in many shapes, sui'.
able, of course, to their contents. Son:
of the sandwiches may b. roiled an
ethers h.vo a circle cut out in the to
to hot. a stoned olive or a fancy relis'.
Sweet sandwiches are tenwjtlng with
fiiltje of fruit or chopped nuts and
w.e bit of whipped cream. Mine mi BU
inffs. .esLsoned fish, minced arg In ma;
onneJsw ana various flsh combinatior.
are apt to predominate. Chees. mix
tures, bath savory and & eet. or. al
very popular.
One thing to be carefuj about in mal
inc aaaawlchea for an occasion of th
sort is to have the filling: moist eooui
to bold the bread, but not moist enou
to let the dressing; run out or soak t!
sandwiches. This mlstske is made
too frequently, a. many can testify v
have had cowm spottl and elov
ruined. Sliced tomato sandwiches a
Id offenders, for the acid juice of t
tomato Is apt to thin tne my.r.na
in a short time unlass the sandwtc'
are kept chilled until thf-y are passed
Ther. are certain cakes eonslder
sacred to the New Yoar'3 festival by
oM-fasfcioned hovuiekeeprrs. One is r
famous white fruit or i-eal!ed
Uon" cake, which is aiso very ofu
part of the imMaiUa t ion feast of an
jorenwr who lakx hi. m;" tv, .
aay. JUf
Genius and eccentricity are not friends.
They who forgave most shall be moat
Some people are always In doubt and
never get out.
Concerted harmony means turning to
a common note.
Who overcomes by force has overcome
but half his foe.
The lawful Is not
the wrongful, never.
always expedient.
otner Is darn fruit cv .
i christentns: cake. Bnth tXm
fits. If one large nial recipes are n r. .uv
; and family sftairs. These cakes isou.
; be cot in generous slices, and served .
I a silver cake-baaket.
i English cakes such as "maid of ho
; or" and "Victoria sandwici" are no
ular for New Tear's. Xtfcny of Hi
( small French cakes are used, and
: few Viennese cakes, which are part i
larly dainty and dir.bl.
Two ta-wagnr.s in circulation duri;
the tea. one with an assortment
sandwiches and the other with cak
make service quick and efficient, an
also noiseless, which is desirable
music :s g.ing on.
Friends come Pnd eo iust .. a.- r,
trays are forks formal tea. wh-ch vi. ..-. . ' '
vaxioua dlshag containing food. lnforaoai. though so many guets tten.
Consider well what your strength ta
tqual to and what exceeds your ability.
It is not the disease but neglect of th.
remedy which generally destroys Mfo.
The man who boasts of a victory ta
nrely a man who will blush for a defeat.
Extension Of Credits
Proposed By Senator
"Washington, Dec. 30. (I. N. S.)
Extension of $1,000,000,000 in credits
to Germany for the purchtase of food
stuffs and raw materials in this coun
try under the direction of the Secre
tary of the Treasury was proposed in
a bill Introduced in the Senate yes
terday by Senator Budsum, Republi
can, of New Mexico, a member of the
"farm bloc."
Norwalk, Dec. 30 (I. N. S.) Mrs.
Elizabeth Firth Holmes-Robbing,
widow of Col. George Rob-bins, for
many years in command at the Sol
diers' Home Noroton Heights, died
here yesterday at the agre of 74. She
is survived by two sons, Frank, of
Darlen, and Richard, who Is now in
the West. Burial will take place at
Fhillipsburgn, X. J., Monday.
TjAdy maxnkrs r.iimvi.Kss
London. Dec. 30. Lady Diana Man
ners is "eyebrowless." She has had
her eyebrows completely shaven off
in order to play the part of Queen
Elizabeth in a motion picture.
WINIFRED BLACK Ss The Man of Mystery
Copyright. 1I2.
Newspaper Feature Service. Inc
rle BWyan to Sing.
It tt St and nne and eat when I fee
KnTie-rv." And with a merry song h.
traveled on tn the farhxise.
TTls mtl cousin fs glad to see him. f
If, n-.rr . ! tV -M!dren Fnr Mama and
Tiadlv Rouse Cricket had a lovely bie; j
famtlv Mama Cricket ami her Httls
ones hurried around nnd flxe-1 a lovely .
dinner Mr Field Cricket was too hnppy
for words.
He ate S.T! t-e conM voM Then he ran
nt besride the chimnev hrre he could
fcok over th. hi room and botan to
rfnir St the top of his voice
LCtS STurri"! ' ' ' ' ' ......
md Dady Cricket clutched Vr Field
Cricket by the coat-tail .nd milled him
el' behind n clink n the chimney
"What's the t rouble T- panted Mr.
field Crlek-t "Whit have fctdonar"
"M, goodness'" cried Varna OVicket.
Toti'll have u" al! run out of house
ud homo wtth that nsass'"
-Noise:" exclslred Mr F.:! r-r1ck I
filernsntly "Or ' " the neniowa T was j
igsjsid as tyzm ot the finest iugrers on
THE Man of Mystery says h thinks h might b
able to be good if the prison surgeons weuld take
him to the hospital and operate upon his brain.
The Man of Mystery is at Biackwell's Island in
New York City. He is a college graduate, he's hand
some, well-mannered, of charming personality.
He belongs to a good family and he makes a very
fair living, writirg magazine stories that ars a little
more than very fair.
But he forges checks every time he gets a chance,
he forpes a check and then someone catches him, and he is arrested and
tried and goes to prison, and when he gets there behind the bars, he seems
to wake up from a confused dream and begins to realize just what it is
he has been doing, and now he asks the surgeons to see if they can't
help him.
Poor fellow! I wonder if the surgeons can do him any real good.
What a great thing it would be for all of us if we could just have
our faults and follies amputated once and fcr all.
It would be worth it, wouldn't it, no matter how much we suffered
under the operation?
A bad temper how many evils that brings into a man's life! I know
a man of great ability who is a complete failure in life just because he
was bcrn with a perpetual "grouch."
could j-ust go to a hospital and have that "grouch" amputated, he'd be on
the road to riches within ten years.
I know a woman who lets her vanity step in between herself and her
happiness, like a silly, malicious, fluttering shadow.
She has a good husband and a good home and two good little chil
dren, and she loves her husband and she loves her home and she loves
her children, but her vanity won't let her alone, so she poses and makes
eyes and gushes whenever she sees an interesting man, and the interest
ing man sometimes misunderstands her and thinks she's a good deal
worse than she really is, and she's being talked about, and her husband
has heard of it, and the first thing that silly woman knows she's going to
be alone in the world with nothing but her vanity to keep her company.
Wouldn't a clever surgeon's knife be a godsend in such a case as that?
Banish Othnr Troubles
Amputate a "Grouch'
If the sun shines he wishes It would rain if it rains, he wishes he
were dead. If it's night, he thinks it ought to be morning, and if it's
morning, he's hoping it won't be long till night.
And nobody can stand him and nobody is willing to try. Now if ha
Envy the woman with the green eyes she's never happy, never
comfortable, never contents, anywhere, anytime, anyhow. She's always
delighted when she gets a new hat until she meets somebody else with a
newer one, and then her eyes turn greener than ever and she looks and
is absolutely miserable.
Egotism what a hateful, cancerous, growth that is! How it will
pollute and torture even the finest nature!
"I think, I see, I feel. I hope, I wish" never "you," never "he,
never "she" always "I, I, I."
Maybe, some day, we'll found a school of medicine which will treat
diseases of the character as well as disease of the body but dear me,
who is going to be brave enough to make the first diagnosis?
I'm wondering whether there' a thought for the New Year hidden
in this somewhere.
May every day of jdvt new year be brimming with new happiness!
Diary of a Fashion Model
She Chats About an Unusually Smart Street Frock Fashioned
of Fur.
'M GOING to my furrier's. Would you I've had my heart set on a fur street
like to come alonir?" Madame asked, frock, and I am more man pleased to
"I'd love it This Is just the morn-
ine for a brisk walk," I replied.
"That's exactly why I'm going over
to his place instead of letting him come
to roe," Madame explained.
"It's much too gorgeow to stay in
side," I agreed.
"I wanted you to .some, too, so you
could, ae. she rth- frtwit h!'s making rae,"
Madame explained.
"Oh, are you getting one of those
stunning all-fur garments?" I asked
"Yes, my dear." she answered. "I've
!oght against it . long time, because X
a-.ought perhaps I wasn't slim enoug
,r a fur frock."
"Bnt. Madame " I protested.
She Interrupted nae, however. "Oh. I
.now, I'm tall and thin enough for any
average garment," she said.
"But fur frocks are so stunninc" I
"That's why I wanted one." Madame
creed. "But I had a foolish idea it
night be too bulky for me. However,
.he new pelts are dreams, and this dress
of mine is almost as pliable to the
-wuch as broadeioth."
What fur is It?" I asked.
"Broadtail," she answered.
By this time we were turain- Into
e tailor's shop.
R is ready for Madame to try on,
jid It Is gorgeous," the funny little
ailor assured us.
When Madame emerged, clad in the
iew fur dress. I heartily agreed with
"Broadtail is the richest, most gor
,tou fur I've ever seen," I commented.
"Yes. and it's lustrous black surface
a stunning," Madame agreed.
"I think tha arang.ment of the mole
ery stiff quality, as yon can see, al
nost like broadcloth."
Madame had on a little brown hat
ith ribbon cockades that went beau
ifulty with the costume.
"This dress will be warm enough for
ireet wear even on the coolest days,"
he said.
"Yes, and very smart," I agreed. "But
cm can't wear it far Into the spring."
"I can have It made Into a jaeket
metime, perhaps," she said. "Bnt I
:n't think of that for a long time yet.
be the owner of this dress."
border on your dress Is decidedly
smart touch," I told her.
"That was my idea," she tald m
This Luxurious Dress of Broadtail I j
Bordered with Mole.
"How do you Uk. thin llttl. star effect
ever the left hie"
"It's stunning." I said. "What ma
teriai is the brown sash that coma
from the centre of the star?"
-It's flannel,' she tol-i see. "It's I
I am a girl In ray teens. I am
considered very attractive and pop
ular. I am in love at least I think
it is love with a young man four
years my senior. I have known this
young man for over a year. When
he came up to see me last time he
told me he had met a girl, and that
he went to see her every night. He
claims that Is all there is to do in
the town where he is now living.
How can I, without beizig rude or
forward, make this certain young
man like me more than anyone else?
1 am not of a Jealous nature in the
least, but I sincerely wish you could
help me to attract his attentions.
Do yen think he still loves me?
I do not care to go out with other
young men, although I get many in
vitations. If I do go out, I keep
constantly wishing my friend were
near me. I think about him all the
time, and knew deep in my heart
that I care for him more than any
one else. TEDDY.
TEDDY: You have no right to ob
ject to your friend going to Bee
another girl, because you are not
engaged to him. It would be well for
you to accept invitations from other
young mea. too.
Try to make yourself so attractive
and the young man's visits so pleasant
that he will prefer you to the other
girU This is all you can do.
" I am a girl in my teens, and I'm
going with a young man who said
he thought a great deal of me until
the other night, when I went out
wtth another young mai. which
made him angry. He then said he
didn't care much for me any more.
Now, I love this man, and I can
do nothing but think about him.
After he said this he made a dat.
with me, but I didn't go. I didn't
know whether to ga with him or
Now, there la another young man
who says he cares for me. but I
don't like him as well as the first.
Please advise me what to do. Shall
I write him and tell him I don't
care to go with any one who said
what he said, or shall I ask him
If he meant It? After he said ha
didn't care (or me ha explained that
he didn't mean It. I'll be glad to
follow yenr advice. BROWN EYES
BROWN EYES: Invite th. young
men to call on you. Say that you
like very much to have him for a
friend, but that you cannot devote all
of your time and attention to him. You
should ga about with all the young peo
ple and enjoy their society.
Is It proper for a girl
to Invite a young man
her at her home?
At what time should
my be in ax night?
of 1C
to call on
a girl of
OLLT: If your parnts agTM, It fa
perfectly prope. far you to have
your.r men callers.
You sliould be home by 10 o'clock.
Brookline, Mass., Dec. '29. Amy
iowell. the poet, raised her voice
against too much legislation a a, spe
cial town meeting here.
Brookline, which is larger than
many Alassucnuetts cities, is under
a modified form of town government,
by which a limited number of citi
zens are chosen &3 voting members.
Miss Lowell la not one of these this
year and. was seated outside the rail,
but she exercised her right to speak
on matters before the meeting.
The voice of the poet was first
hoard against a rule that would raiso
from eig-ht to ten miles on hour, tho
miimum speed of horses on the
public streets.
"Because horses has to go slower,"
the Moderartor replied.
Under another proposed by-law
children would not be allowed to
skate or slide or drag their sleds on
"Are we going to make all our
children criminals?" Mies Lowell in.
quired. "Are we to be entirely offi
cialized? Are we to abandon en
tirely our coi3titutlonal rights to the
pursui't of happiness ?"
The Moderartor, Philip S. Parker,
chairmen of selectmen which drew
up the new by-laws, remarked that
Miss Lowell was a past mistress of
satire and ridicule as those who read
her poems well knew.
Mrs. H. P. Whf.tington, a. votlnu
member,, spoke in favor of the revis
ions. r;iniel Dailey, an atotorney, spoke
stronfrly in opposition. He asserted
that the selectmen had made changes
In the by-laws between the time
these were printed and 'the town
moling, malting the proceedings il
legal. In the end. the voting" members
iraTKed most of the new by-laws.
That limiting the speed at horses
aer.t against the contention of Miss
The regulation on sledding was
amended to permit children to drag
their sleds over the sidewalk on the
rerurn from a coast down designated
It was voted Aent it was the sense
of the meef-inff that the interpitiniS
aioiher by-Law against unnecessary
noises, the polic? should not take all
hc joy out of children's lives by in
terfering with their enjoyment of
musical toys.
New London. Dec. 30. X H. S.)
James L. "Wheeler aged 68, died at
his work in the plant of the Babcock
Printing Press Co., yesterday, during
an attack of heart disease. He is
survived by his wife and three chil-dren.
New York, Dec. 30. When the
Carp family gets all together the air
is full of melody for blocks around.
Some like it and some don't, hence
there are various emotions aroused in,
the neighboring bosoms. As a result
the 18 Carps have been relegated to
the outskirts of Brownsville, repudi
ated by landlords and tenants.
Forty years ago when Moi E. Carp
led a band in St. Petersburg he did
not dream that his musical descend
ants would devastate a community.
He was a bandmaster of Caar Alex
ander II., but after he had benn
overlooked in a pogrom he was ban
ished and came to New York. He
married and accumulated a family of
21, of whom 18 are living and able to
play everything from a piccolo to a
bass drum.
Bandmaster Carp settled in Browns
ville and gained a living by his musi
cal talents. As each little Carp carno
into the world he or she was Instruct
ed in the use of some instrument un
til musically the Carp ramily was
something to brag aboutf but socially
they were ostracised. Carp used to
get them together on Sunday, don n:a
uniform with the little red coat he
wore in the regime of the Czars ana
lead them through the intricacies of
Dvorak and Tschaiwoksky. Those
were great days in Brownsville.
As the Carps grew up three or tno
boys went into vaudeville with their
violins and cellos and made music
and money. Six of the daughters let
dust accumulate on their fiddles and
took up matrimony. But there were
nine left, besides Papa and Mama
Carp. They function as follows:
Minnie, 19. piano: William 18, vio
lin; Amiel, 16, violin; Leon, 13, bass
viol; Ida, 12, violin; M'arten, 10. flute,
Shepherd, 8, clarionet; Denhardt, 7.
horn, and Pauline, 3, who picks out
Grieg with one finger on the piano.
On Sundays all the other Carps
who were within flapping distance of
the old home came back and lined
U'P before Bandmaster Carp and the
lid was off. The effect has been ex!?
to a shack at 1674 Park Place,
Brownsville, way out near the wooda,
and the Carps have been trying with
out success to get bacak to civli:za
tlon. But to everey request evry
landlord waves his arms and says:
"Go hire a hall."
Glenrock. Wyo., Dec. 80. Six dif
ferent men have held the job of city
mashal here in the last six months.

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