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The Holbrook news. (Holbrook, Navajo County [Ariz.]) 1909-1923, May 14, 1909, Image 4

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St. Johns
By Defphla M. Del mas.
Is It trae that an exact and rigid enforce
ment of the lave Is the most desirable function
of htiman tribunals in other words, is it the
highest form of human Justice? And Is it
true that the loftiest conception which can bo
formed of a judge la that of one who, in the
discharge of his office, looks at the law as It
is written as his sole guide, and to its unbend
ing enforcement as his sole duty 7 The most
perfect conception of a magistrate is that of a Just
Judge, not of a learned judge one who, knowing the law,
also knows that its administration must subserve, - not
thwart, the purposes of Justice.- Upon what does the
fame of Lord Mansfield rest if not uion the fact that
his genius liberated the administration of Justice from
the shackles In which the unbending rules of the com
mon law and the narrow conservatism of common law
Judges held it in thrall? And is not the same true of the
great Judges of our own country?
One of the most eminent of judges, lawyers and law
writers whom this age has produced one who still
lives to enjoy In the ripeness of his years the fruit of
a long and Illustrious career has left as the recorded
result of his long experience on the bench and at the
tar these memorable words: "I always felt in the ex
ercise of the Judicial office Irresistibly drawn to the In
trinsic Justice of the case, with the Inclination. If pos
sible the determination,- to rest the judgment- upon the
wry Thrht of the matter. In the practice of the pro
fession I hare always felt an abiding confidence that. If
my case is morally right. It will succeed -
By F. M. Barrow.
European and American civilization la now
in a precarious state, and seems to have
reached its zenith. The physical prowess and
the Intellectual fore of man have carried it
so far ; and now it la subjected to a deadly
materialism, chiefly owing to the relative deg
radation and servitude of women.
In the old times, when politics chiefly re
ferred to carrying fire and sword Into some
neighbor's territory, women had little Influence, and no
responsibility. But in a modern world, where politics
chiefly concerns the rights and wrcngs of our fellow
citizens, surely women should be made responsible equal
ly with men. Consider the all-Important matters now
engrossing public attention. About all these questions
women's public opinion might be healthier than that of
men. So many of them know exactly where the shoe
While the social state required the subordination of
women within the family the highest law justified It. as
It did formerly that of slavery. But when the need
passed, the Justification also passed. And. unless we
wish to remain in an arrested stage of civilization, and.
therefore, a decadent one. we must take the step that
progress dtmards namely: grant woman the full exer
cise of all her faculties equally with man. and make her
equally responsible
By Samuel P. Orth.
First, the pupil does not gain real knowl
edge, lie studies about things In an Indefinite
sort of way, but never learns the solid facts.
The whole system, freni the nappy kindergar
ten to the mimic-college high school, is perme
ated with the haze of indeflnlteness. Sec
ondly, we are told that the pupil does not
even learn to use his mind. The school is an
enslaver of memory Instead of an emancipator
of reasoning. Originality is tabooed, and servility de
manded. The curse of the lawyer, the search for prece
dent. Is written onhe brow of pedagogy. Logic nud
reason are not cneoaged. And. thirdly, the results of
our schools are not practical. This- is heard on every
band. The schools do not fit for bread-and-butter earn
ing, they make a boy or girl unfit for the hard tasks
of life. A fourth count in the indictment Is sometime
added by the moralist, who claims that the moral traits
of the child are hardly awakened, and that the boys and
girls, especially those who break the ranks before the
eighth grade Is reached, are entirely unfit to meet the
severe demands that the temptations of Ufe make upon
them. The Atlantic.
By Ada Mmy Krecker.
--Ages and eons and millions of years pasa aa
leisurely by in consummation of the changes.
hut however slowly, stupendous revolutions are
surely wrought Old Mother Earth . persists.
but she dresses differently and behaves dif
ferently, harmonious with the alterations la
her age.- Likewise all her children, mineral
vegetable, human and superhuman. And the
family of the present passes Into the family ot
the future. The race is growing as It has grown in the
past. And as It grows it is bound to need new condi
tions, new habits, new environments. It Is predestined
by its growth to expand beyond to-day's institutions, as
a child outgrows its clothes, as a seedling bursts from
the stifling ground.
Changes are foreordained in the fact of evolution. The
radicals see and promote them, abet them, hasten them.
The conservatives are blind and Impede them. But the
changes ccme. 'Welcome or not, they occur ceaselessly.
The patriarchs, the proudest and noblest and loveliest
of them perhaps, would have stood aghast at the thought
of the twentieth century husband toilsomely earning
money for bis lady wife to get gowns and culture and
travel with. They would have deemed family and society
morally fated were wife to be free, were homes to be
partnerships. Yet twentieth century husbands vastly
prefer contemporary wives and women and homes and
children to the ancient. '
In the hushed midnight of the year.
To him who listens well
Ehall - come the sound of twelve notes
From Time's unfailing belL
White-robed the priedtly Whiter stand
And reads, the service then ;
About bim, with uplifted hands,
' The trees breathe an Amen I
Then in the distance, soft and sweet.
Celestial voilces sing.
Arise, my Heart, and run to meet
The choristers of Spring!
No one knew anything about the
tittle widow. She moved into the neigh
borhood without so much as a "by your
leave.". Mrs. Clara Herford was the
Inscription on her cards. It looked
strange and unconventional. But by
the time the ladles had decided that
such an Inscription was unusual they
had called and so it was too late. -
She had, fortunately or unfortunate
ly, a lovely face, with red gold hair,
violet eyes, a dazzling complexion and
small,' conspicuous, perfect teeth. It
Is a little suspicious for a woman to
be as beautiful as that Still, Mrs.
Richard Henry Sands, the most exclu
sive woman in the neighborhood, over
looked this splendor of countenance
and Invited her to - her first luncheon
of the winter.
'The "conversation turned on Jewels ;
Mrs! Keepers," a lazy-looking blonde,
with a delicious accent born of tem
peramental Indolence, exhibited a new
ring" If was an 'opal," the color of a
rlpe'poinegranate, set about' with little
diamonds.'" She told "its Tiory, which
was VUier"'commocJlace. '
"'You músf Invent a beti 'i"isj than
that for It" cried the widow, and,
holding It up where the light would
play upon Its florid splendor, she de
vised a wild and romantic tale to suit
it The hostess, who sat next to her,
led the applause.
At the conclusion of the luncheon
Mrs. Keepers- said as she arose:
-But I must hare my ring, or I shall
be leaving It You have It dear Mrs.
The beautiful widow shook her head.
"I gave the pretty thing to Mr.
Sands," she said. "Did I not my good
To me? No, you did not hand the
ting to me, Mrs. Herford. Perhaps it
was to the lady on the other side of
you." But that lady gave a flat denial.
An awkward pause came. Mrs. Keep
ers smiled graciously.
"You shall not wait here because of
my ring." she said, with her slow smile.
"It has been dropped. The servants
will find It and bring it to me."
But this gracious courtesy could not
put the lost jewel out of the minds of
any of the guests. The next hour was
unpleasant Every one felt that in
spite of the unchanged politeness of
the hostess and the sweet amiability
of the owner of the ring Mrs. Herford
was suspected. She felt It too. There
was a flash In her eyes and her lips
were strained. But she stayed cour
ageously till the last
By tacit agreement the ladies called
no more. She was bidden to no more
luncheons. She took solitary walks.
went alone to the matinee, sat alone
by her fire day in and day out till a
pallor began to dim the glow of that
brilliant face and the eyes acquired
a pathos new to them. Some of the
women pitied her. One ventured to
send her some flowers, but they were.
unfortunately, white ones, uch as are
sent to the dead. When Mrs. Keepers,
the owner of the lost ring, passed the
old-fashioned house where, the young
widow lived, she made a point of look
ing the other way. But she uttered no
word of suspicion. It was her friends
who talked.
Six months later Mrs. Keepers went
to Paris to find out what civilized peo
ple were doing and one of her first er
rands was 'to her dressmaker. He pre
sented himself with many expressions
of pleasure at again "meeting 'a lady
who appreciated the-art'of fine dress
ing.- V5- ; -: ---' -
'Madame," he said, "you" are S grand
We have added to our stock Gem Ranges, best
steel, large oven, complete reservoir tíJQC AA
and high closet .... 4OOeUU
REV-O-NOC lower action Washing dl 1 (-
Machines, the easiest and best made P 1 1 OU
Sole Agents:
Schuttler Roller Bearing Wagons
Studebaker Spring Vehicles
Sealema Tobacco Dip
patron. You know how to give encour
agement to the artist" He lifted his I
hand in demonstrative gesture, and on
It gleamed an opal, quite large, the '
color of a ripe pomegranate.
"Pardon, monsieur," said the lady
languidly, "but. I have the effrontery
to envy you the possession of a re-!
markable jewel. Will you kftiilly tell
me how yon camt by a ring so curi
It came from your own country.
madam e, and Into my possession in
way that that relates to business.
Such things occur."
"Will yon tell me the story? I have
a reason for wanting to know."
"Madame will pardon me. It Is busi
ness. It Is personal."
Mrs. Keepers half shut her pale blue
-.Monsieur, sue sa. -. sortiy, I re
quire to know. Please do not deny my
request again."
The Frenchman perceived that the
curiosity was not Idle.
"Madame Insists? In confidence,
then, a lady of your city sent it to me,
by my consent In payment of a bill
a bill which had been unduly delayed
In settlement"
It took not a little diplomacy to In
duce the milliner to divulge the name
of the customer who had done this.
but he yielded finally. .
"It was Mrs. Richard Henry Sands,"
said he.
T hank you," - said Mrs. Keepers.
"We will now talk of my order."
An hour later she drove to the sta
tion of the Atlantic cable, and she sent
three messages. One was to Mrs. Sands,
one was to Mrs. Herford. the widow;
the last was to her dearest friend, to
whom she gave Instructions to call on
every lady who bad been at the un-
lupky luncheon and tell the truth." -
When she returned, three months
later. Mrs. Sands had gone West for
a tour. She was In Japan, It was said.
and might return by way of New York
in a year or two. As for the beautiful
widow, she had opened her doors and
was extending hospitality. She bad
been forgiven for the sins she did rot
commit and the beauty she could not
help. Mrs. Keepers wears the opal
on her large, white band.
"I wear It to remind me of a" hum-
bef'of. things," she said,"-and the re-
mark.'tboush vague", carried to listen
ers Its 'own significance. --iPennsylvanIa
Grit -
Lawns, Dress Goods, Prints, Laces
Ladies and Cent's Furnishings
Boots, Shoes, Groceries, and a full
and Complete line of all kinds of mer
chandise Black Cat Hosiery for everybody
Positively the Largest Line of
. Up-to-date Dry Goods to Select
from in the County

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