The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, October 01, 1896, Image 8

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Favor aa Hakt Carraaey, tha
imrMl r Kcpablieaa Bala and the
(rkyatal of Labar.
Much apprehension ha been ei pressed
aa thin campaign in reference to lb Tot
mt the farmers. It ha been conceded
that business nu n would be alarmed by
the threat of repudiation which were
endorsed in the Chicago platform, and
re advocated by the candidate selected
to stand ni-on that platform. Nor have
many been fearful lent mechank-a in
large bodies should desert the Repule
ftcaa cause: the e ;pcrleiiee of the last
few year has Itecn 'oo bitter fur them
to desire a prolongation of Democratic
rule, under the control of the most dan
gerous element of the Democratic party.
But it ha been conHtautly mated that
the farmer of the country would fi-xk
in sboal to the cause of the silver stand
ard and of partial repudiation.
It is hard to see why such a belief
should lie entertained; the farmer con
stitute a lame and an intelligent class;
as a body they have stood by the muse
of gissl government; they have not l-en
controlled in their political action by
an? low apealn to selfish motives. The
burden of war taxes fell on the farmers
as it fell on all. but none the less they
were staunch in their Republicanism
during that trying period, ami quite as
rwirlv us nnv other class to devote their
money as well as their Uvea to the pres
ervation of the Union.
Why should it be supposed that they
would' snddenlv be allured to the support
of a silver standard? There could be
only two motives for such a course; one,
the belief that debasing the standard
would increase the orii-e of farm prod
ucts; and the other, the hope that de
basing the standard would enable those
whose land was mortgaged to cheat their
creditors bv paying in silver what hart
been borrowed in gold. To imagin
that the farmers would believe that
their lot was to be bettered by a depre
ciation of the currencT. and the bud
ness disaster which would follow, is an
insult to their intelligence: to claim 'hat
they would lie attracted by the po"
nihility of cheating their creditors .' an
inn!t to their honesty.
We need not re neat what has been
advanced on this subject; the faNity of
the assertion that the prb-e of farm prod
ucts has fallen with that of silver. ha
been shown by figures which no denia
gogue can controvert. During i i" years
of a gold basis from lsil to the
average price of great staples, like corn
and rye and nay. did not lull at all;
varied from year to year with the crop
and the demand, but there was no gen
eral depreciation such as there must have
been if their values were regulated by
that of silver, which during that period
f e 1 near v .Ml per cent. hvrn the urn
of wheat suffered but a small fall until
about 1802, when increasing supplies
from South America and Russia lessened
its value m the markets of the world
Neither in a single year, nor in any
period of five years, have the flnctua
tions of wheat corresismded with the
steady fall in silver which has been
caused hy the enormous increase in the
production of that metal.
It is refreshing to see that those who
prophesied evil things of the farmer
nave been put to shame, and that neither
their intelligence nor their honesty is at
fault. There is no state in the t'nion
which is more peculiarly a farming state
than Vermont. In Vermont there are
no. great manufacturing ciliea like those
In Massachusetts and New York: if
any depreciation in farming lands has
been suffered in Western New York, the
cansis which produced it have operated
ui: as severely among the people of
the Green mountains; by their votes,
they have shown their ability to under- i
tand the cause ot their evils and nave i
sustained the policy which will, secure
for them better th ings in the future. ,
Thev have voted for an honest currency,
for the restoration of the Republican '
rule which will give confidence to busi
ness, employment to labor, and will in- I
crease the demand for the products ol
the soil. The voters of Vermont appre j
elate the fact that when the mechani'
has no money with which to buy. the df
maud is sure to be poor for the thing?
which the farmer has to sell. After th:
lesson of this election we hope to bei '
no more nonsense talked about the i
roads which free silver is making anm'!
the farmers. Rochester (N. Y.J Post i"d
Jeveltp the Industries.
Mr. McKinley believes in ennfid.'i. 'e.
and plenty of it. even if Mr. Br; in
doesn't. The Republican candidu ?'s
address to the Republican Press a:
eiation of Virginia was one of the ' est
of the many good addresses that he fias
made Ui. his,, thousands of visitors. In
Impressing upon the West Virginia edi
tors that development under a wise sys
tem of tariff will give them "letter
towns, better farms, better farm he ises,
better schools, better homes and hap
pier people," he added:
But reinemher that yon ran do thlc only
by a restoration of confidence. Yr can
liever do It If yon destroy confidence. ireat
applause. Ht'rlve for a fuller develiment
of your Industries; build up a greater and
more profitable home market for the prml
ucts of your farms; advance always that
nronM-rltv which enables the employer to
fiay the highest scale of wages to the work
ngmeu of America not the lowest.
(Cheer.) Exalt the character of your
labor .Never degrade It. Tromote that
comfort and contentment at home which
conduce to good citisenshlp. good morals
sun good order. Stand up for America and
America will tand up for you. Kireat ap
plause, and cries or "Hnrran ror JicKin- i
ley!") Hestore the principle In our lgls
Istlnn which gave us prosperity. (Cries of
"That's right!")
Our esteemed Democratic allies at
Syracuse and Indianapolis do not think
It Is the height of political wisdom for
Maj. McKinley to talk in this "train.
We shall positively decline to quarrel
with onr allies, bnt will have to reserve
for the Republican candidate and the
wise managers of his campaign the
right to say a word now and then
gainst a free trade system advocated
eloquently by Li Hung Chang and other
misguided persona. New York C'
cial Advertiser.
Mr. Bryan's Irreverence.
A stipercilioua irrevereno seems to
pervade mnch of what Mr. Bryan says
(tn the stump. No man who makes a
Joke of the Bible can hotie to succeed
In thia connfry, in nblie life. Col.
Robert O. Ingersoli, with the brains of
several Bryan, iu his head, could not
possibly obtain the suffrage xtf the
people, for 'he: aataHeat eleefiveWfflce.
The candidate of the Pomilists may
taint: it ., smart . to colloquialise Holy
WrU. He may believe that throwing
and in the ee of the people Is '"iiilv
! to creating mankind ont of the
4aat ar taut earth. u may tains it
ctort to parody the New Testament.
ii. mmmmd T almas-lf as wittv ivnen
I? !?JLfT. 7-i"f,.Wi
ka aiataternreta, ridicules and falsely
colors the Bcriptarea. He may assume
aL.a' Aft... aaaaxsa aVsa, aatSB aVttaa la Kff HataUa.
'Wy to et vote la by dese
iVcnrtlrV insulting the
Uai. 1 r-w beUevt that by
WW mt
a these OlC l "
Wa be learo a dn
m aeiptnf tne
Wa haw lean aa K.drr with Dim.
Praty awrieaa aaaf 4toparaf ln Jy
wa astaaga ta on parry vi jtiumu
i awara. tka ranting rorrollst i-oa-
ia fsW IM WTeata Awoassa
arU tHU If C aflat Omm ta
Coiigrc." Thia party km just been
joined by the lev. J. Wkit.-oiub
Broughrr of Fatersoa. N: J.. w -"
latest diatribe delivered on the
text. "Where Ctuld Jea Go if lie
Came to New York City?"
Kvea as advertising of the cheapest
ai.rt this does not pay. Mr. Bryau doe
not apfear to see that which is plain
to every other man in tne t niteu
States; he does not see that in ts-lil-
tling the Bible he dishonor not it, but
No candidate can afford to otlend the
Christian mother iu this laud, -ind,
thank Heaven the land i full of Chns-
tian mothers' I
I'heir sous do the voting. w lurk
He Favors Kvery Haslneut-l-aralyuaa;
Featurc of the Gorniaa HI1L
Although several times challenged
since he took the stump, William Jen
nings Bryan will not have anything to
say upon the tarin. 1 Be only question
ortliv of consideration tor a moment.
be tells the people, is the silver question.
If Sir. Brvau had not made a record
upon the tariff if he had not stood with
U i son as an ultra f ree-trader If he had
not declared that a prote-tive tariff is
indefensible, he could evade the issue
and fiol the Ts'onle.
.Mr. Brvan, uism tne tarm question, is
committed, is known to W lor every
business paralyzing feature of the tub
man bill and against every protective
feature that was added to it in the rsen
ate. There were amendments madi
to the bill which he was opposed to and
which he is onoosed to today.
He and the leaders in the silver
movement are the men who put their
foot iisn the measure presented in Con
gress for the relief of the government,
and by their acta they have checked the
confidence that a Keuublican victory
aroused in November. and are re
sponsible for the idleness of lisi.(SN)
additional men and tne holding up ot
every projected enterprise iu the country
until money lenders and contractors can
titul s tiufw ItSMtti til flu nnsitii'SS noon.
William Jennings Bryan and those as
sociated with him refused to aid the
government, thev have unsettled the
money market, thty have decreased la
bor and have iiu-reased the distress of
the people; and they are making misrep
resentations to the people in favor of
class of citizens when they say that free
coinage is a jJinacea for all the people's
Labor rantiot get a dollar it does not
work for. The men who take the while
metal from the mines only receive the
small proportion of the product repre
sented bv dav's nav. Why then should
labor Tot' for a oli-j-. which the advo
cate of it tell them will inflate prices
and give them a poorer dollar than Ihey
have tolav
Lalsd may not know the difference in
diilhirs (nil think this dollar-talk is all a
scare f. buncombe. It can know the
difference if it will. The laborer knows
there tin a time when it took eight
davs' viork to obtain a ton of coal and
there has been times since when eight
days' work would buy nearly two ton
of oh. The tall in tne price or coai
shovM the increased purchasing power
of rmnev. The reduction iu price of
oil article shows the same increase.
EYTu-was never a time when dollars
vild buv more than they buy i duy
fri mav sav there was never lime
Ton thi v were harder to get.
'''he policy of the Icmocrntlc "rty
v"ich increases the work In foreign
iidls. and decreases work or entirely
coses American mills, which increases
itiis.rts and decrease exports, which en
r..iirnL'es fraud, increases foreign comie-
'dion, destroys trade, depreciates values
mil. puts hundreds of thousand of
merican workmen out of work, lessen
iho ilenriiiL'-house transactions of the
country jKi.litHUKKU"") in less than two
i.irs and increases the national detit
in lima Hum four vears more than J''li2
strum makes dollars hard to get.
:t' j a restoration of confidence that
: nrs. nwled a condition which in
..:,,. mortal to enter main new enter
..j.;.,, jtnd which makes it safe for
noitnlists to loan money and for con
tractors to bid for contracts. The way
thin i a vote for sound money.
Th.oi the mills, the lunils-r camps, the
no.irries. the mines, the trade will lie
gin to SHOW ai'tlvil.T, tne mimrj
unoccupied will liegin to circulate, the
IMKtple will find employment, and dollars
will lie easier to get.
tr Is the restoration of he condition
of 1K!)2 the starting up 'if the mills
not the mints that will iK-nefii and bless
tolior and give the I tilted Mines a genu
ine boom. A vote for McKinley and
Hohart is a vote for these better condi
tions and better times. Norwich (O)iiu.)
Free Silver a Hardship and Not a Belief
- to Mod of Them.
Teoiile aiming their homes and having
mortgage upon them should not be mis
led into thinking that a free silver vic
tory in No.embor would be of assistance
to them ,n meeting their mortgage.
A little e animation will show that on
the average it weiild bring hardship in
stead of relief. This would be true,
leaving out of consideration all circum
stances affecting wages and incomes,
and confining the argument simply to a
bare discussion of the mortgage itself.
The great majority of mortgages, es
tecially the smaller ones on dwelling
houses, are written for three or five
years, and of this class the greater num
ber for the leswr period, while many run
for a year or two. iMiring the last few
years a greaf many of these mortgages
have contained a gold clause. It i oli-
viou that no one having such a mort
gage on his tons would la- helped in
the slightest Dy tree silver, it is cjiun
ly plain that on the contrary, were gold
at a premium, it would be harder than
ever to majie a payment.
It might also be remembered that
there are fciwavs. especially during bard
times. ,;nrre number of mortgages.
especially o small houses, that are over-
due, a no are rvuK -
mrtrt 173 ITfe .
Bearing these facts in mind it seems
safe to assnm" that the average life of
mortimeea on this class of property in
this city and its suburbs does not ex
ceed one year.
For free silver to Is? of advantage to
th. mnrtirairor. money must be more
..inntifnl and more easily obtained with
in that time than it is today. Is there
. roauin rn hclieVO it WOlllli he?
Even without a SK-cial session of Con
free silver law, such a law could not
reasonably be looked for within that peri
od, mm lss an innation or tne cur
rency, so as to give relief to debtors
In the msntime, what would be the ait
tiatlufi ?
Tho ,-ril. In financial affairs would fol
low immediately nin the success of free
silver at the imlls. Following tne wnu
iimn-al of nl. I there would ls a shar
.contraction of the money In circulation,
and Instead of more money with whio
"nl insicao oi more iiioimv
to meet indebtedncM there won .Id be les
fiwin in the unsettled condition 01 af
fairs, lenders woald he more iinwiUir
than ever to loan, and, as an inevitabe
resnlt. parmenU would bare to bo oe-
There to 01111 another point. ! Hie
very great majority of eases ivtortfagors
do not willingly forecIte. They want
kl. amwv and Interest, rather than
the property. Thia la especially tree erf
tha asvlturs aid eo-ooeraUT ha oka.- Aa
a rnK, fbey often earn mortfagw ust
re due nntil such a time as the
a b meet them. But If they saw mat
they would rw-Wve at 'tii' future time
an amouut less than its value in foiu.
nd oulv snh a payment could ! ol
benefit ta the iMirruHcr. they would de
mand a settlement at once, and. if that
as Bot forth.-oming. they would lore
se. And forechwure in a panic mean
the w ipiug out of ninnies.
In the above statement DO alio awe
is made for b of earning power an the
part of the home owner. It la assnaMd,
for the sake of the argument, tnai a
will have as much money as he has bow.
Kven on such a showing, free silver ta
the great majority would not be half,
but an injury. Boston iieraid.
They sty men will not hve to work,
w heo Brvan is elected:
There'll be no toiler, hence do shirk.
lien liryan is ei-tea;
For silver then will all be free
And. every uiurn and nigiit. win do
hroustil re'ind In csrts iu you sod me.
v uea nryau is eieciea.
I know a maa who want a Job.
w hen Bryan Is eiecienj
His naihe Is I'eter. 'twill Bob.
Wheu Bryan I elected:
He sat for twenty lugs'' day.
H.-'ll hire himself, his horse stid dray,
Iteliteriug silver down his wsy.
W lieu rwyau is eiectea.
I know amdher who declsres.
w lien Bryan is eiecteo:
He'il silver piste Hie golden stair.
When Brvan is elected:
They"ll Just make l to tet the bsnfl.
Keiellllll all liu rni-niii oinuo.
Ukt that "tie called "stipp'y snd demand."
w ueu Bryan is eiei-ien.
t'olninbu IHspaich.
rnlitics makes nm-er mortal of ns.
Discussing the tariff question the Iemo-
cratic party coiitvuls that the t tuKil
States is not lug .liougn to stand aione.
but when it coinv to the silver lUestiotl
the same party argues lhat we art- not
only strong enough to stand alone, but
are able to bring up to a dignified atti
tude all the Iver countries of the world.
Waterhsi -If uirnaM .'minor.
"Wht n th.- Creator made man. He did
not use any sus-nor kind ot mud in
making financ iers." This is n sample of
the dignity and reverence which charac
terize the campaign utterances ot Wil
liam Jennings Bryan. Can tiny intelli
gent citizen, even bv the most laTsisteiit
irritation of his mental processes, imagine
illiam McKinley voicing a thought so
impious and vulgar? Mail and hxpress.
It is claimed that it is no longer appro
priate to call W. J. Ilrvan the Isi.v on tor
ff the I'latte, Is'cause the I'lntte dries
up every summer. Atchison (tiois1.
In Vermont the Kc publicans get more
than l'i to 1 iu the Senate, and if the
campaign had lasted much longer they
would have done the same Hung on uie
popular vote. Bryan's star has set in
the (ireen Mountain state. Lynn
(Mass. i Item.
A Missouri farmer has promised to let
his daughter marry the farm hand of
her choice if the Democrats win. Twi
more young hearts doomed to sorrow
lUv Coutitv (Mo.) Republican.
The trinh is that when such men as
Harrison. McKinley. Sherman and Reed
get before the public, little fellows like
Hillv Brvau become subjects for ml-
erosootiica I study. Ray County (Mo.)
Mr. Cleveland refused to allow the use
of his name at IndiunaM.lis. He can
Itcttcr serve the cause of holiest money
in the campaign by shooting a few hole
into the tent of the Chicago cirnis later
in the campaign. It is understood he
already has his guns trained in that
direction. Ohio State Journal.
It must be a wise Democratic child
that knows its own pulit and tree
silver father. New Orleans Picayune.
Specialists who have examined Mr.
Bryan's throat say that the epiglottis
is caiiable of great endurance which is
certainly very encouraging for the Re
publicans, for if there is anything that
will l" of great service to the McKinley
forces it is to keep Mr. Bryan's talking
apparatus in gsid condition. Such sen
tcnoes as he uses at limes are eno-igh
to ruin the lid of any man's voice box,
but. if the machine will only stand the
wear and tear until ovemlT. the Re
publicans can well afford to have it re-tiii.n-d
at their ex'iise. Boston
A ..icKiiiky club lias been formed at
the Soldiers' Home at Sandusky. Of
tlie Ho" inmates of the institution H!H
joined the club. Fremont Journal.
lriscnssihg the assertion in me iree
sUverites that the statute of the I'niteil
Stati. single handed and alone, against
the civilized world, can raise the price
f silver to a purity with gold at li to
1 when the commercial purity is now .SI
to 1. Speaker Reed says: "i was told
IH'.SI bv two of the most sincere as
well as the ablest silver men that the
ourchiise of -I .." U " N I ounces a month
would raise silver to par. ami wiien we i
did buy it, silver went down tike lead.
Silver men have not Is-en good prophets
iu the last." Hence Mr. Kced refuses
to take any stock in their new prophecy
as to the wonderful, not to say miracu
lous, effect of a free coinage law. I'eoriu
Stewart of Nevada, owns a cross of
gold, to which he nails every man who
borrow nidiiey from him. "Interest and
principle payable in gold. (ilolie-Uemo-
A Nebraskan object to the sisition ot
II the parties on gold and silver and
advocates the free coinage of aluminum
money. He says:
It would make a very pretty, ngnt
and durable coin, and though it is rather
cheap now, the unlimited coinage would
make a demand tuat would raise tne
price and keep it up. I have already bad
a Lincoln man apply for the nomination
for President by a party that will advo
cate this. A this would aps-al to the
patriotism and independence of oar ritl-
uens, especially tne sireet corner ponu-
, in ii. would pull the British lions tail
and slap the goldbtig in the face, a con
vention held ahoul i (doner 1 would ne
in time to form the party, nominate the
candidates and sweep the country."
Burlington Hawkeye.
Brvan savs there is such a thing as a
dollar lieing too good. A dollar snd a
wife, says the Council Bluffs .Nonpa
reil, "are two things that can't be too
good, anil they are too hard to get to
iu. readilv trailed off for a cheap dollar
or cheap wife, just because those are
easier to get. -nuriitigion uawKeye.
TL,.H ...i.rtit oal lUP tin thfiHH frail llvspl
document that were scattered around in
Vermont and send them to the scattering
ToiKHTat party In liaine. Detroit Jour
nal. j o, j on,..-. c .
An Apt Illustration,
At Toledo Mr. Bryan said: "If yon
have a little home and it only cost yon
jlllO and has but one room, you who
own that little home would be as much
ori.rciaed bv the announcement it had
canght on fire as would the great man
otiVTehome" oauc
'""Vmi" 'wu'ld be a good deal more ei-
ercised, also, If you knew that, Mr.
Bryan having been elected President the
insurance which you had paid for out of
vnnr labor with lew-cent dollars was to
be paid to yon in dollar worth M cents,
It wouldn't make so m .h id lffren-e
awhk-ago Tlmea-Herald,
A rminrni mrrj.
- " SZT&mL ' .hv ..rba7
Ing hysterics attont what the goldbugf
will do when Ma). McKinley ia elected
PifUbnrg Nrwa.
r 1 1
T waa a real relief, when papa
new doctor was gruff and terrify
Ing. to say "bear" all to myself.
But, perbnjm, I diverted uiy attention
too much from what be waa telllui; imt
by thta devk-e or he K' ti red me into tem
porary Idiocy by hi grlin deuicauor.
At any rate, I was nndous that aa a
uurae I had cut a poor figure.
It aeemed a i-'ial pity that ir
pipa ahould have had that lllties Just
then, when mamma and Isa!el were In
Baltimore. Mamma had gone there to
re under the care of Dr. Baker, uud sli;
could not come home, mid Isaltel could
not leave bcr. If we bud only had uu"
good old doctor It would hove beeu bet
ter, but be was In EuroM, and impi
Had callwl In this Dr. Griffin, wllo, o
ple seemed to think, waa something
wonderful. It waa said that hut lru"
tlce waa really something
for so young a man (lie wan verging ou
40; I am sure that ia not so very yotin
for any amount of practice), and 1 suii
jstse he bad to economize Ills forciw, but
it made him dreadfully disagreeable.
I was Bitting by papa's lied when be
came In that firnt day. Some people
made such a hero of him that I felt a
little curious to ee him. anxious ami
troubled aa I waa, and I smiled at hlt'l
ss nicely na I could ns Inift nahl, "M.v
daughter, dis'tor" though be was lit
tle lews tluin Hiipnlllng; extntordluarily
t'.ll and gaunt and awkward, with l
lugged, aerloiia face and a shock of
tawny hair like a lion's inane.
I was ntxnit to go, but aa he did not
glnnce In my direction he was proba
bly not aware of my Intention. He
s'ightly Inclined bin bend and said:
'Miss Macon w ill please go out. bleb.
Misa Macon did with nil due celerity.
That waa but the beginning of a
rli-a of stirltikflgi that I underwent
during this Illnese of pupa's. I am
only 5 feet 4 to Ktart with, but every
Interview with the docUir niudf me feel
a foot or two shorter.
When I looked out of the window oni
day and actually siiw niainma and Isa-
Md getting out of a carriage at the door
it was as If a ton weight had Iwen lift
ed from me. The doctor whs with papa
(who, however, waa almost well), and I
waa hi my own room keeping out of his
why. I dashed dowimtnlrw like a mad
thing and hung my 'foot somehow o
caught my dre on loose screw .1
hr-ve never known which), and fell al
most from the top of iStp flight to the
Itottom. The doctor rushed out of
pupa's rcKim and was at the foot of th.
stairs almost as wioti ns 1 was. Mamma
i;nd Isalxd appeared frantically from
the opiwwlte direction, papa calling
fiom titairs all the time to know
what it all meant. I was so ashani 'd
of having canned the commotion that I
tried to get up liH.stlly and close the
"Oh, if nothing. I Just slipped." 1
fa-gnu, struggling to my feet and then
a great, palpitating darkness Nettled
over all. I revived to find myself, aa it
were. "In the clutches of a grllfiii." 1
had long applied big name to him in a
distinctly opprolirioiiR (sense.)
"What do yon ini-an by tearing alsmt
the house In that fashion'" he demand
ed, stopping at the door as be was
But somehow I was not so afraid .if
tutu now, and for reply I only laughed
feebly and Inanely from my station ou
the sofa. It waa well that my terror
of hlin had lessoned, for that mlseralil."
sprained ankle required his attention
more or lcs throughout that winter.
A strange thing hapencd soon after
nut in ma and Isabel came home. ImiIm-I
la very pretty and very bright. Wo
were Hitting together after tea wheu
the bell rang, and who should he ush
ered In hut Dr. Griffin. And with hi,
hair cut which was not at all an Im
provementthough I had thought thai
any change would be. It was so won
dorful to see him sitting there uiugblm;
and talking, "like folks." as Mammy
Judy used to say, that I could not do
anything hut stare at him. And when
l'red Carey came In I waa slllvely
provoked. But then I never saw Fred
julte ay stupid and uninteresting.
Not rery long after that another re
markable thing happened. The first
wonderful thing, by the way, began to
happen pretty frequently after a while
j 1 think I have a little knack of rhyming,
nnd 0De day a mngaelne a real maga-
l ,ina trwkk one of mv nleeea Knch A
thing had never happened before and
haa never happened since. It waa a
sentimental little effusion, which was
not about anything or anybody In par
ticular, but It aj-enied to me to la? pret
ty, and It sounded aa If it meant a good
I waa standing on the porch when 1
oiiened the letter which the pontman
Ju(t, hande)j t0 me. i remember it
waa a beautiful aprlng morning, when
, ny cirp of happlneaa waa m lining over
j and thu, last drop waa almost
, too much. 1 wm about to ny Into the
j house, aa fast afl mj disabled ankle
, w(ul(J a,tow wh, t gaard tna clk-k of
(the gate. I wTd my letter to Pr.
J (irlflln aa ba came up tha walk, and bo
1 , .ha., nil Mutant f.Ae ft
1 waa almowt worth whlla to ba ao grliu
looking, to be ao tranafonnad by a
mne. i thought to myaelf. I did not
wait for greetings or qoeatlona.
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"I have got a piece accepted by the
magazine:" 1 said, eagerly.
"Ah. that's goodr he replied. "And
what are you scribbling about?"
Oh, Ifa Juat lovely I" I said. "Don t
you w ant me to say It to you
Go ahead, and don't jumble it," he
replied, dropping iktwn nion one of the
ata ou the porch.
I cla-d my ban da behind me and
rattled off my piece, flushing a little a
I did It from suppressed laughter at
my own audacity. Ami then I looked
at him for applaune. There was a blank
silence, and my eyes sank and checks
grew hot with mortification.
Humphr he said at last, getting up
from hia seat. "Well, how la that an
kle of yours?"
It seemed my fate always to lie seen
by Dr. Griffin at a disadvantage from
the time wheu he Just saved me from
murdering apa with the wrong medi
cine ou through various misadventures
almost to the present day and I have
listed him afreoh every time, as If it
were all his fault. Some people al
ways see one at her lct he apja-ared
on the scene invariably when one was
least dmlroim of spectators.
I started out with rather a sinking
heart not long after the adventure of
i lie poem -which Incident, by the way,
hid rankled not a little In my mind
to hunt up n Sunday school pupil who
hail dropcd off, after an attendance
of a Sunday or two uin my clnaa. He
waa said to live on a small street which
I had never heard of, in a remote anil
not especially genteel part of the city.
which I had never explored, and I fore
saw that I should get hist. I stopped
on my wny at the bonne of another
piiril of mine, whom I knew to tie 111
and whom I bad been vlaltlug for some
His mother received me In a cold.
stuffy little parlor, and entertained me
while Johnnie waa being made ready
for company. 1 listened sympatheti
cally to a long narrative of the heartless
treatment she bad received from her
physician, who really did seem to have
neglected his poor little patient, and
to have tieen rude and overla-orlng be-
Mde. 1 had passed him once aa I went
In, and had noticed how red and bloat
ed his face was, and had thought then
that he was drunk. He was a physi
cian. I suppose, of no standing. I had
never before heard his name.
"And then," she i-oncluded, "I Just
'phoned for Dr. Grlftin. My husband
said, 'Don't yon be bothering Dr. Grlf-
liu; he's got more'n he can do 'tending
to the rich people.' But he's got time
tt 'tend to poor people, too, as well I
knew. And 1 'phoned and he came.
An' he's an angel In a sick room!"
The couiimrlson struck me as so lu
d'erotia that a smile arowe to my fav
nefore I could check it.
"If I was Queen Victoria and John
nie wan the qneen' sou he couldn't le
kinder. Now, you etui Just walk right
In and ace how pert Johnnie' bettiu'."
. After leaving there 1 walked ou, and
on, as the story lawks say, and it really
d:d seem that I had emlmrked upon
one of the vague, nlghtiiiareish (jiiests
of the Norse talcs. The end of my
Journey seemed always. Just at band
and still It lengthened, lengthened, till
I could fancy that I waa a lovelorn prlu
cess looking for the Castle of the
Clouds. If Bonaparte I'lunket had llv
eI east o the sun and west o' the moon
or at any other of the addresses given
lu those veracious histories, he could
not. It seemed to me, have lieen mo.-e
tautullKlngly !nacfelble. He took on
at laat, a half-mythical character Ii
.ny mind, as 1 could find no trace of
Hens and chickens run suawkiiu
aenst my ath; geewt .hissed at me, to
ny unapenkable discomposure; puddle
of Ill-smelling water appetired on th
mean sidewalks; dirty women and dill
r'.ren swarmed altout the doors, and
still Bonaparte I'lunkett a place of resi
dence ever receded from me. I begd.i
to have a distinctly disreputable feel
ing, as if I were becoming assimilated
to my stjuaild environments, and a
faint fear arose within me aa I realised
that I had not the slightest idea in the
world of where I waa. Yea, I was lost
I stood still and looked blankly
around me, beginning, aa the last
S'rnw, to feel that my ankle was
giving out. I was juat making up my
mind to ask the way to rue nea nut car
line of the next person whom I ahould
meet, when I snw a buggy coming
down the street. A audden hope took
possession of me. lie alwaya came
when I was In some nndignlfled and
ridiculous plight And yes!
'Oh, Dr. Griffin!" I callwl out.
lie pulled up at that quavering cry,
nnd looked at me for a moment In the
blankest amazement.
"And what are you doing In Rock
et ta, in Ism?" he demanded, aa he helpexl
toe In.
a wild wave of exhllarntln had come
over me when 1 felt myaelf aafe In tha
"I waa only paying some calls," I
aald In an off-band way. "Aren't the
rial ma of society burdensome? I am
really tired."
"Callar be repeated. "And where
were 70a calling In RockettaT"
"I waa going to the llunketta'," I
said. npver
day anyway "
1 Wan to rei-'Bt my nonsense wheu
be t..k a little red ndelk our of his
ttocket and. utterly Igwring my pres
ence, began to ks.k over it with knitte.1
brown. We drove on In perfect alienee
fur several bhsk. and he niairlfeated
no intention of resuming the conversa
tion at all. while I. on my part, waa
occupied in regretting that I had totally
' forgotten that 1 was "on my uigouy.
n mv old nurse would say.
Well Mis4i Frances," be said sud
denly, without looking up, "have you
,'orglven me?'
-Forgiven you, for what?" I nuoidJon
liigly replied, but a reminiscent wava
of mortification awepi -.
He gave a short laugh, mm turning
tne leaves of his book, hut did not an
swer. ....
a be sat hsiklng down, with hi brow
furrowed and hla rugged face ahowlng
very hard line at lta hardest m me
lear daylight. I stole timid glancea
at Wm and wondered how 1 naa ever
had the temerity to rectte those mia-
rable, sentimental verses of mine to
Mm, of all men! 1 Idimncu uowy n.
thought of my fily.
The horw- had slackened his pace, nui
the doctor did not s-em to notice It.
Have you lieen writing any morn
poetry?" he asked. a If becoming con
scious of the claims of civility.
"No," I said stiffly.
He made no pretense of interest In
. ..!. .. I
mv answer, indeed, ne was ipmr c.i-
dently not at all attending to what I
laid. "I didn't like that-whaia its
;ame? onnct of yours." he remarked.
tapping tne norse wnu mc u-m.
Ah." I said, aa If I had not already
been crushed by the snubbing whicll
it had rti-elved.
Do ymi want to know why I didn t
;ike It?" he went on. He put his boot
lown and looked at me with a queer
"Yew," I aald, but still with the
haughtiness laini of Inward humllla-
He took off his hat nnd looked care
fully Into the crown, frowning as if bd
!md that moment remcmlx-red leaving
wmiethlng of the highest value which
jcemed to be missing. And then he put
It on again. He cleared his throat and
jerked at the reins.
"I didn't like to think of your wtilm-
ienng alsiut some whlppiTsnapper,''
he said, "when I want you myself."
When the treo and houses had set
tled hack Into their normal plncea and
the waterfall had ceased rushing and
roaring In my ears I looked at hint and
saw that he was talking on, but of
what he said I had only the vaguest
notion. The blanknowt of my fa-e
irust have struck him at last, for hi
stoped abruptly.
Walt, don't say anything' yet. b-5
ki Id.
We were drawing near to my own
home, but the horse went very slowly.
"If you could tell mo," be began
there waa something positively uncan
ny and awful to me In the humility of
tils tone "but don't say anything tin
has It is yes.' Take time any length
of time."
lime! It seemed to me that it had
lieen l,fon years already. It waa anch
nil old, old fact that Dr. Griffin had ask
ed me to marry him that I felt that 1
;iad been )ni wlih the consciousness
of it. I tried to remember how things
were ln-fore It happened, but no, therd
vns nothing la-fore that. .
Xelthcr si)ke as he helH-d me out of
the buggy and solemnly walked with
me up the long green yard. He paused
tit the porch.
if," he said, "you could poaslhly say
jea' don't mnke me wait."
I ran up the ste without replying,
nnd opened the door, stopping with my
hand iikiii the knob, and looking back
at him standing uikiii the walk la-low.
"Yes," I said, and, Imnglng the door,
I flew tijistalrs to my own room.
Then I ieeexl at him through the
fhutter and I saw that he had bowed head on hla hat for a moment, aa
If he were In church. '
What fl ridiculous couple we will Is?!
- Ijidies' Home Journal,
I'haraoh the Oppressor.
The worst blot on hla character waa
Ms ruthless destruction of the work of
his predecessor. No doubt In such a
time of distress. It would be difficult to
supply workmen for public monuments;
hut his ulter disregard for everything
that went Is-fore him (Hi I docs even hla
orgulous father, and la painfully fu con
trast to the careful restoration made
by hia artistic grandfather, Setl I. He
planted hla funeral temple Just lieliind
the magnificent Isalldiug of Amenhotep
HI., and pits-ceded to smash up every
portable atone, whether statue or tab
let, to throw In for his own foundations,
and then reared hi walla with the no
ble block of the great temple, and
even stole the very brtcka. Not con
tent with hiking what he wanted, be
further defaced what he could not uae;
and all over Kgypt the statuea of the
kings may lie seen with bla name rude
ly cut over their Inscriptions, or bat
tered with a hammer on the exquisite
ly polished mirfacee of the other mon
arch. With little of aortiplea, of aaate,
or of feeling, he wa yet not derold of
ability and energy for a difficult posi
tion; and though we may not rank him
with a Trajan, a Bellas rl us, or an Al
lred. yet It would be hard to deftf him
the company of a Veepaalan or a Clau
dius Goth lens, a Oeorge tne Rw-dlAl, or
a Victor Emmanuel. Century.
If your men folka atrew the worn
coats and boot a all over tne woodahed,
have a cloaet made by putting np two
hoarda on either aide and hanging a
print curtain and plenty of nalle and a
shelf at the top to hold newaptpere
after reading.
Every bad married woman that erer
lived had an Indulgent buabnad.
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