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I Where Two
Paths Meet
In the birch blossom path I saw
her first, and my mind was full oi
annoyance becausc my sister, who
kept my house, should invite a girl
to visit her and then insist that it
was my duty to help to entertain.1
I would do nothing ol' the sort, I
was thinking, when a turn in the
white blossomed pathway brought
her to my view.
She was slender and had a great
mass of brownish yellow hair, pin
ned up with gold pins, one of which
glowed sardonically at me with its
topaz eye. While I was wondering
why she didn't comb her hair
smoothly she turned, and her eyes,'
of a wonderful vivid blue, seemed
to look down into my very soul.
"Stand perfectly still, Mr. An-(
gove, and shut your eyes. Is there(
anything so sweet in this wide
world as a birch path in spring-,
time? Don't open them, Mr. An
gove. 1 want you to get the frag-,
ranee uninterrupted by any other
Why I should have stood there
with my foolish eyes shut tight I
don't know, but 1 did until she gave
me permission to look at the white]
feathery sprays and at her. Then
quite sociably we strolled the rest
of the way together. I began to
feel interested in knowing what she
would say when we came to the end
of the path and she saw—
"Why, 1 don't know your name/
I said abruptly.
"At first you arc going to ad
dress me as Miss Britland," she re
plied promptly. "Afterward you
will say Frances, and at the end you
will call me Caprice."
"Why in the world should 1 call
you Caprice?" I asked.
"I don't know," she said. "Don't
you ever say things just as if some
body inside of y. were saying
them with your own tongue?"
My reply to this amazing ques
tion was hindered by the ending of
the birch bushes. We stood facing
a little pagoda of white marble. I
looked at the girl. Her hands were
tensely clasped her red lips were
"It's like walking down the path
way of love and suddenly coming
to the very temple of love itself!"
ehe exclaimed.
I frowned. Why should my sister
prattle to strangers of our ances-j
tors' conceptions She seemed to
divine my thoughts.
"Why do you look at me like'
that? What is it? What does itj
I showed her the inscription on
the worn threshold "Temple of 1
Love"—and with a sudden swift
grace she knelt above the lettering.
Then she sprang up. "Come, Mr.'
Angove," she cried gayly "I will
run you a race!"
So back along the birch lined
path we ran like two children, and
only my sister's amused smile at
the end of the race reminded me
of my forgotten dignity. 1 spent
the rest of the day among my books
and alone.
Next morning Miss Britland and
I selected a walk opposite the birch
path. This was a straight path
through an avenue of stately pines.
Yesterday the girl had been fanci
ful or merry this day she was
neither. She walked sedately by
me, talking quite learnedly of the
future of radium. I began to see
why I might some time call her
"This is the path of the pines," I
said when we had exhausted radi
um. "We should have taken this
one first, for it leads straight and
true as the compass needle to the
temple, while the birch path me
anders foolishly this way and that
and makes one many unnecessary
steps to reach the same place."
"One welcomes unnecessary steps
when one walks with the spirit of
the woods," she answered. "Any
way/joti should not have told me
that: this path leads to the same
place, It would have been nicer for
me to discover it for myself.*
"So it would," I answered hum
My. "How shall I atone
"By telling me of yourself," she
"There isn't much to tell," I said,
feeling pleased at her interest. We
•at in the pagoda* aßd för me at
least it was the temple of love. Let
him who will prate^of long growing
affection: To me love came as
the sun rises suddenly over the
I told her of my life as a boy in
college, as a man in the business
world till this estate came to me,
neglected and long uninhabited.
Another day I told her about the
temple, how my ancestor had laid
out these paths to typify his love
for his fair young wife and her love
for him—one path, (jnivk and true
as 1 he compass needle, the othet
swvvt in its shy deflections, but
ending just as surely a 1 the temple.
"Wluit was the
name?" asked.
"1 don't know. II
t't ilej he,111 I a In!
accom^li-h•,ten's. Inn
tion- iier i:,-i Hi
names fin- in-r—Sunbeam. Starlight.
Hear! se.l- e. l.o\ like I hat should
not die when the bodies of the lov
ers are du.-l."
Y'Uir.ü wne
diary is full
•\n rt'i is and
il 1,ever inen
hail Iii.- own
How do you know that it does?"'
she demanded. 1 low do von know
bur their souls are living again and
loving just the same
She had so many strange
thoughts, this little Frances, and
she had so many moods—gay, seri
ous, learned, childlike. 11ow I loved
her! 1 eon Id not wait much longer
to tell her so, but I seemed to lack
the right words. One day in the
temple I had been long silent,
though I had not realized it till she
interrupted my thoughts most
'1. wish that it could speak, for
it looks so very kindly that its
voice must needs be pleasant,'" she
"It is going to speak," 1 said,
turning suddenly toward her, but
she pointed, laughing, toward the
Down the path of the pines came
my sister, eager, breathless, waving
a letter.
"A secret drawer in the wall,
back of my wardrobe!" she gasped.
"And three nights since she has
been here has Frances dreamed of
finding letters!"
I saw with a curious feeling the
peculiar chirography of my ances
tor. I read aloud:
"Look under the threshold of the
temple, thou man of my own blood,
but think not to appropriate to thy
self what thou shalt find there.
They are for her whom thou lovest
as I loved my own Caprice."
"Dig, dig!" exclaimed mv sister,
dropping on her knees and trying
to pry up the step with her bare
hands. "Don't sit there and stare
at each other, you two. Let's find
what's here."
It was not a hard task, for time
had loosened the marble steps till
they were easily removed. It was
an exciting moment when my sis
ter's eager hands dragged to view a
small iron box.
"Open it, brother!" she cried.
"Jewels!" cried the sweet, ex
cited voice of my dear girl.
I have always admired my sister,
but never more than at that, mo
ment, when her curiosity must have
been well nigh uncontrollable. She
cast one swift look at us two then
she started up the pine path.
"I know that careless Martha is
letting the bread burn," she called
back over her dear motherly shoul
I took a string of diamonds from
the box and put them around my
sweetheart's neck. An amethyst in
its quaint setting 1 pinned at her
white throat, a coronet of pearls I
placed on her golden hair. On her
slender, trembling fingers 1 put
rings—rubies, diamonds, emeralds.
On her pretty arms I hung brace
lets of queer design, and then 1
fastened her girdle—dull gold, set
with a great white opal which broke
into marvelous colors as my sweet
heart touched it reverently. When
I had finished, she looked like a
sweet barbaric princess. I knelt be
fore her, kissing her hand.
"All yours, my queen," 1 whisper
ed, "for I love you as he loved—
"Maybe I am his Caprice," she
answered dreamily, "and maybe you
are he."
"Tell me that you love me, dear,"
I pleaded.
She put her fiowerlike face to
"My first thought of you and my
last are the same, beloved," she an
swered. "And the thought is this
—that you 'have a heart for whose
belated waking queens might keep
When the Sun Grows Cold.
Dr. Fridtjof Nansen predicts the
fate of the earth in the far distant
future, when the sun grows cold.
The simple, low organisms, he says,
will probably live longest- until
even they disappear. Finally, he
«ays, ill water on the earth's sur
face will freeze and the oceans will
be transformed into ice to the bot
tom. S?me time later, the carbonic
acid of the, atmosphere, will begin
to fall op the. surface oi the earth
in the form of snow, Some time
after that the temperature on the
surface will have reached about 330
degrees below zero F. New oceans
will then be formed by the atmos
phere being turned into liquid, and
the atmosphere of that future earth
will be only hydrogen and helium.
The sun will go through the same
process. It will continue on its
way as a dark star through space,
accompanied by the planets.
I Merry Moments]
As We Journey Through $.
Life Let Us Lavgh
by the Way I
Young America.
Kay !. 1 laker, the author, in an
argument 011 immigration cited the
marvelous speed wherewith the im
migrant family becomes assimilated
into the national life.
"An instance of this assimilation
occurs to me," he said. "1 know a
worthy Neapolitan, one I'aoli C'enei,
who came to this country three
years ago. Paoli's little son, Fran
ceseo, an American citizen of seven,'
looked up from his school books'
the other evening to ask:
'Say, pa, what year was it you
Italians discovered us in?"'—Chi
cago News.
A Wise Chap.
Iliggins—I hear that little Twig
gins broke Iiis engagement because
he heard that his girl had been on
the stage.
Wiggins—Yes he learned that
she had been showing in vaudeville
as the champion lady bag puncher.
—Kansas City Times.
Speaking Before One Think*.
A friend was telling another!
friend the other night that Blank's'
was an interesting place to spend
an idle hour of an evening.
"But what sort of people go!
there?" asked the one who was a
bit particular.
"Oh, all sorts. The best people
go and the worst people go—and
even the common herd, like you
and me."—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
More Work.
No Danger.
"If any man could know every
thing," he remarked, "he would be
the most unhappy person in the
"Well," she replied with a poorly
concealed yawn, "why arc you wor
rying about it?"—Chicago Record-!
Fixing the Blame.
"Ilello, old man on
"Day's work all done?"
"Not much. Wife just telephon
ed me to come home and button
up her dress in the back, as she had
to go out."—Yonkers Statesman.
"I blame the automobile for most
of my troubles."
"How's that?"
"If I hadn't owned one I don't
believe my wife would ever have
consented to be mine." Chicago
A Catty Compliment.
"I see you have a new feather on
your old hat."
"Well, what of it?" snapped the
Other woman.
"TTothing, my dear. Only it
makes the hat look ten years young
er."—Louisville Courier-Journal.
An Inducement.
Dealer, (to new. parson)—Quiet!
0' course he's quiet. He's just the
little ,'orse td suit yer. Why (in a
burst of
you can leave
that 'orse standin' outside the pub
all day and he won't shift a leg.—
Sydney Bulletin.
The Idea!
Madge—Did he try to flatter
Marjorie—Why, no, dear. He
merely said was the prettiest girl
he'd ever met.—New York Times.
Life In England's Old Georgian Navy
Was Hard and Brutalizing.
There can lie no vest ion about
il—life in the 1 icorgian navy was
insuil'erablv hard. According to
Mansliekl, "11 uas brutalizing, cruel
and horrible. 1 he kind of life now
happily gone forever, a kind of
life which no man todav would
think good enough for a criminal.
There was barbarous discipline, bad
pay, bad iood. bad hours of work,
bad company."
This is pulling I lie case stronglv,
and to one not born or bred to the
sea it is exactly what it must have
seemed. Mow 1 lien did they get
men to enter 1 lie service There
were several ways in vogue. A cap
tain 011 being appointed to a ves
sel, besides attending to her arma
ment and equipping her for a voy
age, had also 1 lie responsibility of
furnishing her with a crew. He set
about this by establishing a re
cruiting ollice ashore, generally at
a sailors' tavern, and placarding
the fact through the town and the
surrounding country with the an
nouncement that "Captain Blank,
R. N., was now fitting out H. M.
ship So and So for a cruise in for
eign waters.'
Following this came promises of
unlimited rum, prize money and the
king's bounty. When the gullible
one came to the bait he was plied
generously with drink and flattery,
the king's gold jingled before his
staring eyes and his befuddled brain
filled with stories of the joys of life
in the king's navy loudly bawled
in the sea ballads of the day. That
these joys were not unknown is
shown by the fact, that the bounty
was at one time above ,l'?0 sterling.
When these gentle means failed
to complete his number the captain
sent a few boat loads of sturdy fel
lows ashore after dark in charge of
an ollicer. I'll is party or "press
gang" proceeded to the resorts of
merchant sailors and picked up any
stragglers they found in the streets.
In times of need no male between
boyhood and old age was safe.—
From "The Ohl Man-of-War's Man,"
by W. J. Ayl ward, in Scribncr's.
The Wrist and the Arm.
The real wrist, us one might say,
is the elbow joint. It is all hand,
practically speaking, from that
point to the tips of the fingers.
When you turn your wrist it is the
whole forearm that makes the
twist, and every movement of the
fingers is controlled by the muscles
of the forearm. The power to turn
the wrist to and fro at the elbow
joint is possessed only by human
beings and monkeys, ami e\^n the
higher apes are not able to do I lie
trick nearly as well as we can. In
this movement the great biceps
muscle in the upper arm is impor
tantly concerned, its powerful ac
tion in turning the forearm out
ward being accountable for the fact
that we are able to put so much
more strength into a twist, in that
direction than the opposite way.
Many of our most familiar tools in
deed, such as the screwdriver, are
made with reference to the ana
tomical peculiarity in question. It
is for this reason and no other that
all screws turn to the right.
Insulted By a Look.
A cat may look at the king, but
apparently Breslau citizens may
not look at Prussian policemen. A
local photographer who for some
time had had strained relations
with a policeman stationed on the
Dominikaner platz considered one
day that the policeman was paying
him pronounced official attention.
So he stood still and looked straight
at him "in a vexatious manner," ac
cording to the charge.
The policeman considered him
self deeply insulted by the pho
tographer's gaze and reported the
affair. The offender was haled to
court and a petty jury sentenced
the luckless photographer to four
teen days' imprisonment for "in
sulting" an official.—London Ex
John Hancock.
John Hancock, the first signer of
the declaration of independence,
was the first aristocrat of Boston to
join the revolutionary party. He
was often chairman of liberty meet
ings. He was a member of the
great and general court, deputy to
the provincial congresses and pre
siding officer, also deputy to the
continental congress and for two
and a half years its president the
first governor of the commonwealth
of Massachusetts and ten times re
Rulee For Avoiding Indigestion.
Chew your food, quit overeating,
quit washing the food into the stom
ach with liquids, quit eating the
wrong combinations of food. Fer
mentation is not digestion: fer
mentation causes gas. Whenever
you have gas you know that your
digestion is not good.—Dr. David
H. Reeder of Chicago.
oumy Auditor
Ui'puiy Auditor and Clerks
Cotmiy Treasurer
Deputy Treasurer and Clerks
Uegtsier of IUwIk
Deputy Kvglstvr of Deeds «mi Clerk
County Judge
Sheriff, Deputy and Itailiff
Superintendent of Schools
Peputy Supt and Clerks
Clerk of Court
CoQitnsr'K of nsanity
County Commissioner, 1st Dint
County Commissioner. 2nd I) st.
County Commissioner, 3rd Dist...
County Ci'inmihsloner. 4th Dist ...
County Commissioner, Mh Diet
Statc's Attorney
Attorney by Or« er of Court
Total Amount of School Money
Loaned. Secured by Mortgages and
Itonds ..
I't.puid Tax. 191U County Funds
Unpaid Tax, 1911 County Funds
Unpair Tax. 1 !0 and Previous
Unpaid Tax, 1900 County Funds
Unpaid Tax, 1905 County Funot
Unpaid Tax. 1904 County Funde
Unpaid Tax. 1908 County Funds
Unpaid Tax, iWJ County Funds
Unpaid Tax. 1901 County Fundn
Unpaid Tax, 19uu County Funds
Unpaid Tax, 1899 County Funde
Unpaid Tax, 1898 County Funds
Unpaid Tax, 1897 Couuty Fundfl
Unpaid Tax, 1890 County Funds
Unpaid Tax. 1805 County Funds
Unpaid Tax. 1894 County Funde
Unpaid Tax, Couuty Funds
Caeb in County Funds
Court House and Grounds
Por Farm
Sued Li rain Notes
County Gvnernl
State General
County Poor Farm
County Sinking
County Insane
County Bridge ...
County Gen. School
Interest on Deferred Pay...
Lease of Kohnni unds
Sale of School Lands
Interest on School Loans...
Permanent School
County Institute
Game Fund
Library Fund
Lake & Lee Vit oh
District Schools
Townships. Villages, Cities.
Farmers Institute
Seed Grain Fund.
Inheritance Tax
Motor Vehical Road.
Session Laws
Mothers Pension Fund ...
Auditor's S Treasurer's Exhibit
Detailed Exhibit of Receipts and Disburse
ments 111 the Countv of Roberts for
Quarter Ending Dec. 31, 1913,
showing Amount of Funds
in Treasury and where
Vft 00
Carri» Forward $4N9 91
Brought Forward
106,455 00
1.245 95
628 52
3359 75
16 35
FUNDS—Where Deposited
First National Bank, Slseeton
First Savings & Trust Co., Hisseton.
Citizens National Hank, Sisseton....
Farmer^ State Bank, Sisseton
First State Bank. Peever
Farmer Security Bank, Peever
Farmers State Bank, Wilmot
First State Bank, W.lmot
Corona State Bank, Corona
Roberts County State Bank, Corona.
First State Bank, Summit
Summit Bank, Summit
State Savings Bank, Ortley
Citizens State Bank, White Hock...
Train and Track.
The proposed Black Spa railroad Is to
extend almost along the entire ens I.
c-oast of the sea.
Elberfeld, Germany, has a street
railway which charges half fare for
passengers who stand.
The double track electric railroad
which is being built between Tokyo
and Yokohama will be the most up to
date In the orient when finished in a
few months.
Last year witnessed the beginning of
the construction of the great trans
Australlan railway, which is to link
the east and west coasts and traverse
wholly undeveloped country.
The tango has been barred from the
Chicago schools. There is movement
on foot In many parts of the country to
have spelling and reading and arith
metic take Its place in the schoolroom.
A Cincinnati woman married her
son's wife's brother, and unless some
thing happens In Cincinnati soon to di
vert people's attention the problem is
going to drive half the city to the asy
oroucr's Jury ami Witnesses
(irand and Petit Juros' Fee,, wits
Justice of the I'etioo.
Jurors, Constable and Witnesses..
Physician* for
BOoksnutd Statiqutry
Printing anr) Advertising
Kleeti fti!t.^
Light», Wiei A'BrpalisofCo. bldgs
liutldutg &. Repairing of bridge«. ..
Wolf Bouiity
Lake ami r,ee ditch fund
Farmers Institute
l*oor Farm
Perm. Kehool
Seed tirali:
Munichml court witnesses
Motor Vehicle ftoad
Session Laws
500 Oft
300 H)
300 00
•J80 00
HT0 00
86"» 2K
375 00
nte oo
58 25
lHtt 00
90 00
53 a
01 20
73 50
50 70
8ti 00
312 48
46 30
27 40
19,630 74
50,000 00
11.200 00
67« 25
193,198 01
™.1Tcor re«a8Ury
Total Amount of School Money Re
eel veil up to Düte..,.
Warrants lebtied and in Hands of
County Warrants Outstanding
Bonds outstanding at
and sworn to before me this ICtti day of Jan., 1914
Kegmter of Deed*. Roberts
63U3 26 9330 82
2901 43 9543 45
95 V.)
1H64 10 1194 49
2«»7I 61
lß23 1« 480ft 9?
«726 50 W79 10
950 f! 3736 43
292 52
40 00 1307 7f
1933 21
531 24 822 22
1680 0 800 00
5996 60 4101 89
230 40 50 00
1170 00 109 00
548 64
13279 40 31637 19
4429 10 14845 06
20" 00
800 00 560 97
548 53
195 7ft 112 00
7 00
00 00 500 09
1 00
*"t" WSW WS'
73 16
21 00
47 90
76 73
98 90
107,285 00
*eed Grain Warrants Outstanding
at 7 per cent
Lahe A Lee Ditch Warrants Out
standing at
1 per cent
Debtor Balance
Bridge Warrants out standing
Lake & Leo Ditch Debtor Baia nee
4xo ie
82 40
per cent....
60,0011 00
131 Z8
56 TS
169,585 13
V" Ȁ, 2ndZbmt7"S
O, E, Likn, County Auditor,
nit. Hal.
Acet ov
er drawn
8, D.
Aat. «707
irtm 11
Mi of q't'r
County of
lver J. Jolinson, Treasurer, being duly sworn, doth say that the
above exhibit is a true and correct statement of the tlnanciul condition of Roberts Countv
appears by his books.
Cash on
11450 lfU
677 05
405 84
1639 91
5699 32
2544 5,8
3(506 47
82509 18
10829 13
86 50
1000 00
7707 84
904 73
216 6»
2853 35
543 71
729 81
7660 08
40 00
143 20
1000 00
4003 59
25 00
1270 00
282 63
10 00
316 00
«4625H 83 $95589 95
Lees Accounts Overdrawn
Total Cash In Hands of Treasurer.
I 9500 00
3000 00
12600 00
3890 00
3000 00
3000 00
3000 00
30(10 00
1500 00
1500 00
3000 00
3000 00
1200 00
2100 00
404 52
630 38
5*0 05
182 .«S
459 59
5738 81
2 00
200 00
85 00
8951 66
569 89
1000 00
10 00
Total 918919
«96 7
392 52 I
1307 TO
1790 00.
1353 47
7811 00.
6404 80
255 4»
9 80
206 01
12409 01
f»83 88
114 50
370 87
548 54
297 75
27« 00
16 33
I 60
38 80
56 73
Cash Items. Court Script
Amount in Banks
•Currency and Coin
155467 03
66 TS
55410 89
2362 86
52990 00
ST 4
IVBB .1. JOHNSON," County Treas.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 16th day of Jan., 1914.
Register of Deeds. Koberts County, a. D.

Blunders of Authors.
The late Guy Booth by, In his novel
"Bride of the Sea." makes a curious
The period of the story Is
the year 1970, and the scene Is laid In
Devonshire. The novelist makes on?
of tils' characters grow quite lyrical
about the. splendld räce of men whlct)
the famous western country has pro
He speaks ve^ry fittingly of Drake
and Hawkini and Raiejgb and all tho
other Devonshire Worthies, but be'
comes a dreadful cropper when he
makes bis hero talk of Sir John Frank
lin, who did not appear on the globe
until more than a century had finpfH.,
and even then It' was In the teas of
Rider Haggard has a good deel of
trouble with the moon. In one case
he causes that satellite to be fall at a
time when it could not possibly have
been more than a crescent, and In
"King Solomon's Mines" he Intro
duces on eclipse of the same luminary,
very convenient for bis plot and for
the Impression of awe which his he
roes wish tu produce upon the natives,
but quite unknown to uny astronomi
cal textbook. Stray Stories.
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