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Forsaking all Others
By AMELIA DVC/IEMIN
CHAPTER VIII. ( Continued. )
She fully 'believed in her own vca-
Boning. Harvey was not so confident.
He did not understand Mrs. Athorton's
ellenco and complete withdrawal fnJm
the scene of action , and Phebe's pas
sivity was Incomprehensible. Secretly
ho was dissatisfied with the position in
which ho was placed toward his moth
er , and there wcro hours when ho long
ed for the old loving confidence that
Helen was quick to detect these
moods , and almost as quick to dissi
pate thorn. An artful word , the narra
tion of an Incident that put Gladys In
the gulso of an oppressor , and his
spirit again rose rebelllously. Ho was
not a boy in leading strings , to be Im
posed upon and held in check oven
by his mother not hoi Not he , in
deed ! echoed Helen. And he held him
self very erect as ho caught Delilah's
cajoling look , poor Harvey , nnd
thought himself a fine , independent
Meanwhile , Gladys was undergoing
ono of the revulsions of feeling that
are inevitable with mercurial persons
who enjoy or suffer keenly. After
having for years considered only
others , she now thought little of any
thing save herself , and the plans , late
ly decided upon , that would perhaps
revolutionize her life , and she and
her two servants were busy every hour
that she might the sooner carry them
out Slighted love will enable any proud
woman to free herself from a bondage
of the affections , and Gladys was
harder In her pride than most , for her
character was not free from an alloy
of vanity. After a few days of unre
strained grief , she rose , ono morning ,
palo but cheerful , resolved to cast
Harvey from the innermost shrine of
her heart , and glvo him the place he
had voluntarily chosen. From that
moment life took on a new aspect for
her , and slowly' , but surely , the past
began to recede Into the night of
In the flush of her new hopes and
schemes she seemed moro like the girl
of old than she had for years. She
laughed and sang , and darted about
her rooms like a humming bird ,
Phebo said , delight in her eyes. She
could not understand the suddenness
and the completeness of the change ;
there was no mercury In honest Tom-
llnson's mental make up ; but she dim
ly comprehended that after an ago of
self-suppression Gladys' free self was
comlnjr to the surface , and a new era
of feeling had begun.
One day Helen received the long-ex
pected summons to Mrs. Athorton's
room. She was glad it had come at
last ; nothing would bo gained by Idle
talk , but when everything was ex
plained and definitely understood , life
would be pleasanter for all concerned.
Harvey missed his mother , and for
-4 policy's sake a reconciliation was do-
' slrable ; It could be easily effected , now
that Gladys had Indicated a wish to
come to terras. And she obeyed the
summons promptly , determined to
bring the interview to a successful
issue as soon as possible.
She expected to find Mrs. Atherton
. , pale and weak , with the Inertia of an
S Invalid ; but Gladys' convalescence had
] \ been rapid , and she looked even bettor -
tor than she had before her Illness.
She was fully dressed , and Annette
had arranged her hair in the latest
style , which chanced to be especially
becoming to her delicate beauty. Even
Helen felt that it was absurd to affect
to consider this radiant woman feeble
"I was not prepared to find you so
well , " she said rather awkwardly ,
when the greetings wore over.
"No ? Oh , I am quite myself again ;
the rest has done mo good , and
smoothed away Incipient wrinkles , "
answered Gladys. Her tone was con
ventional , as If she addressed an ac
quaintance. "I suppose you know why
I have sent for you ? '
An old feeling of doubt kept Helen
silent. She was no longer sure that
she did know. This 'fashionably
dressed woman , with the superficial
cordiality of manner that holds others
aloof moro surely than the coldest re
serve , ccemed a stranger to her. She
felt she was not of her world , and
the thought gave her an uncomfort
able sense of insecurity.
"There seems to be a little difficulty
, about the household keys , " Gladys re
ly sumed. "I understand that you wish
to deliver them to me In person. "
"Yes , If you have fully decided to
claim them , " said Helen , quickly.
"But I hope , as doon my hunband ,
that you will leave them In my hands.
I am sure you will approve of my
methods If you take the trouble to
look Into them. "
"I detest petty details , as you know.
You have been very kind to Interest
yourself In my affairs during my Ill
ness , nnd I hope you will oblige mo
further by accepting this check for
| 500 , " Gladys carelessly pushed the
scrap of paper toward her caller and
smiled as Helen , with Involuntary
eagerness , took possession of It , mur
muring her thanks. "This closes the
matter as far as I am concerned that
Is , when you return the keys. "
Helen paused a few moments before
. til , really do not feel justified In re-
'signlng them until we have talked the
subject thoroughly over , Mrs. Ather
ton , , and come to an understanding
concerning our general future. This
should have been done when my hus
band came of nge. It is true you
told him that ho has no direct claim
upon your money ; but ho Is one of his
grandfather's heirs , anil In passing
him over the old man committed an
act of Injustice which wo hope you
tire too honorable to perpetuate. "
Gladys bit her lip to prevent herself
from making a sharp reply. This self-
conscious young woman , with her cut
and dried platitudes and implicit be
lief In her own virtues , brought every
bit of evil In her to the surface.
. "No doubt you reason correctly
from your point of view , but you are
not informed concerning the facts , "
she said calmly. "To return to the
matter In hand , it is absolutely neces
sary for Tomllnson to have the keys ,
because I am going to New York Im
mediately , and there is packing to be
"Going to New York ? " Helen al
most gasped in her surprise. "Isn't
the decision very sudden ? "
"Yes. It was made on the day Harvey
voy wrote mo that note you of course
remember it. " The two looked at each
other full , each reading the thoughts
of the other. "I should probably have
gone eventually , however , for llfo is
too quiet for mo here , and I want to
enter society again. "
"Then your visit will bo a long
one ? "
"I hardly know when I shall re
Helen looked relieved.
"In that case , we need not go Into
anything that Is past. If you are goIng -
Ing away , the changes I have made In
the establishment and believe me , I
Intended them for the best will no
longer affect you. "
Gladys smiled , and the smile
troubled her daughter-in-law exceed
"You do not understand. The house
will bo closed when I go and the furni
ture sent after me. I do not care to
keep up two establishments. "
"You intend to close the house ! "
"Yes. Saunders and his wife will
have charge of it for the present. The
other servants , to whom Tomllnson
has been paying board wages during
my illness an unnecessary expense
occasioned by your kind Interest In
my affairs will go to the city with
mo or follow me there. "
"Do you mean to say that Phobe
took the liberty of paying wages to
the servants I discharged ? " Helen de
manded , her fine eyes blazing.
"Oh , no to the servants you dis
pensed with ; she aid not recognize
your right to discharge thorn. So you
sco that Instead of lessening rny ex
penses by your considerate kindness ,
you materially increased them. For
tunately , it does not matter ; I have
plenty of ready money in hand. "
Nothing could be moro careless than
Gladys' tone. She spoke as though she
had scarcely a passing interest In the
subject discussed , and met Helen's
amazed look with calm indifference.
"I can hardly tell you how much all
this surprises and shocks me , " said
the younger woman , after a pause.
"It would have been only fair for
Phebe to take me into her confidence ,
and so avoid such wicked waste. "
"Money Is never wasted , " said
Gladys , in a languidly philosophical
tone. "Wherever expended it does
good to somebody. The spendthrift Is
always a benefactor , though he may
not bo his own. We are apt to take
a narrow view of this broad question ,
and regard as wasted the good we do
not individually enjoy. None the less
it fulfills Us mission somewhere , more
worthily , perhaps , than when with
Helen looked bewildered to hear her
butterfly talk in such wide measure.
There was no room In her neatly
docketed brain for so largo and im
personal a truth. She foil she was not
keeping the upper hand at this Inter
view , so carefully arranged in ad
vance , and said with less than her
customary assurance :
"I can't believe you really Intend to
shut up the house , Mrs. Atherton.
What is to become of Harvey ? "
"Oh , my friend , I leave him In your
hands ; you have shown yourself so
well able to manage his affairs that
I shall not even offer a suggestion. "
Under the circumstances the words
wore cruel ; but there Is a touch of the
tiger In every woman outraged by In
gratitude and injustice , and Gladys
was very human.
Helen could not siieak. She put her
hand to her throat to still Its telltale
"I leave It with you to toll your hus
band my decision , " Gladys continued ,
undisturbed by her silent rage. "He
can readily find other quarters within
a month. Phobe will remain hero for
a few weeks to superintend the pack
ing of the furniture and close the
house. By that time you will bo set
tled somewhere. The furniture in
your own rooms and the nursery , with
Harvey's piano , books , pictures , easel ,
everything , in short , that ho accumu
lated during his boyhood and youth
I regard as his and Phebe will see
that it Is sent to you. I think there
Is nothing more to be said. "
A few moments of silence ensued ;
then Helen said in a choked tone :
"So this is your revenge this my
"Don't waste words" Gladys broke
in , "not talk fustian. I am only doing
what I should have done when Harvey
married. I wanted to go to the city
then ; but I had a foolish Idea that I
was necessary to him , and so re
mained. Now I find I am not neces
nnd count for nothing in his 11Co ,
1 Intend to take rnysolf out of It"
' 'A man should forsake all others
and cleave to his wife , " said Helen ,
Do you know 1 fancy you wor
shipful wives construe that passage
rather too literally ? " said Gladys , in
the half philosophical , half mocking
way Helen found now In her , nnd
which hold her at an Impassable dis
tance. "No ono will deny that wheu
n man marries a woman ho should
forsake nil other strange women , and
keep to the one ho hns chosen , or who
has chosen him ; but there Is no reason
why ho should forsake his kindred of
either sex. This Harvey seems to
have done , however , and ho cannot
complain when the forsaken follow
Ills lead. "
"And Is It possible that you have
so little natural affection for your only
son that you can coolly leave him to
poverty whllo you , his mother , are
rolling In wealth ? "
"Fustian again , Helen. Twelve hun
dred dollars a year is not poverty. In
Rockvlllo it is a competence. You are
an excellent housekeeper ; you man
aged your father's house on much
The color deepened in Helen's face ;
her father's limited means had always
been a sore spot with her. Her good
sense , however , told her that It would
be unwise to lose her temper.
"You will make Harvey an allow
ance ? You surely do not expect us
to live on his salary ? "
"I expect nothing ; I advlso noth
ing. I have not the right , for hence
forth I shall do nothing unless ho
should come to real want , which Is
almost Impossible. The events of the
past year have convinced mo that It
is hotter for him to depend upon him
self , and work for the money you both
so much dcslro. With your help ho
may eventually become a rich man.
At the worst , the struggle will bo mor
ally strengthening. "
There was no longer any Indiffer
ence in Mrs. Athcrton's tone. She
spoke seriously , without anger , yet
firmly , as ono who through reasoning
had reached a just and unalterable de
"It is true I have money enough and
to spare. But the lonely days I have
endured since Harvey's marriage have
suggested a probability long ago dis
carded that of my own. In view of
it , you can readily understand why ,
even wcro there no other reason , I
prefer to keep control of my property. "
Helen's face was a study. Gladys *
arguments were unanswerable , but she
could not , would , not , believe that hoi-
own cause was lost.
"I will bring Harvey to you , " she
said faintly. "This affair cannot bo
settled between you and me. There
are other things to bo considered. "
"Do as you please ; but my resolve ,
precipitated by your own action , Is
taken. However , as I leave onrly in
the morning , perhaps I'd bettor bid
my son good-by tonight. There is no
need of your being present at the in
terview. I prefer to sco him alone. "
"That you may poison his mind
against mo ? " cried Helen , Instantly
on the defensive. "No , Mrs. Atherton ,
I will not trust you with my dear hus
band. God , who reads all hearts ,
knows I have tried to do my duty
only. That I have blundered is be
cause I have been treacherously dealt
with. But I will fight for his rights
to the last. "
"Bo careful ; you know not what you
may do , " replied Gladys , earnestly.
"I will , at least , try to undo the evil
I have done. " said Helen , a break In
her voice , and then she was gone , and
Gladys , with a fluttering heart , await
ed her return with Harvey. A great
dread was upon her ; she felt that the
hour she had foreseen all her life was
near at hand , and the sacrifice of
y-sars had availed nothing.
( To be continued. )
IMPERIAL TROPHY ,
Chlneio Kuiporor'ft "Illnck Kaelo" Wn §
Hought for n Trifle.
Capt. Potts of the Maxim company
of the Hongkong volunteer corps has
just secured an extraordinary trophy
of war nothing less than the Order of
the Black Eagle , set with precious
stones , which the German emperor
sent out by Prlnco Henry to the Em
peror of China. Ho hns also the auto
graph letter from the kaiser which ac
companied the decoration. The lucky
captain obtained this remarkable relic
of war In a quite haphazard fashion ,
says the London Mall. Recently at
Tientsin ho came across some Russian
soldiers who had been present at the
looting of Pekin. Ono of the Russians
had the rarely bestowed order among
his share of the loot , but he was too
Ignorant to recognize its great value.
Capt. Potts had no difllculty In arriv
ing at the correct conclusion when lie
set eyes on the Insignia and the Em-
po'f& William's letter , and for a tri
fling sum he secured possession of the
two. When the captain arrived nt
Shanghai and exhibited his prlzo the
German consul said that lie must take
charge of it , but Capt. Potts declined
to part. Ho said that ho was not nt
all anxious to sell and put a fabulous
price on the trophy. The consul Im
mediately cabled to Berlin for Instruc
tions and Capt. Potts is now calmly
awaiting the reply.
Emmnnnel anil Queen Mareliorlln.
It has been stated lately that a cool
ness has arisen between King Victor
Emmanuel and his mother , Queen
Marghorlta , owing to the economy that
he has seen fit to exorcise- since he
came to the throne. The nimor Is
said to bo contrary to fact , for not only
doea Queen Margherlta approve of her
son's action , but she Is glad to see him
following the example of his father ,
whom she greatly aided In effecting
many economies at the court tt the be
ginning of his reign.
State Capital © bsevvattons.
Expressions Emulative for the Good of
Republican Supremacy ,
Much Interest Is centered In the re
ception niul ball to bo given Governor
Dietrich on the evening of January 3d ,
the former to bo held in the governor's
mansion and the latter In the audito
rium. It will bo a state function with
brilliant trimmings , and as It Is an al
most forgotten custom in Nebraska ,
the affair will no doubt set a very
lively pace for many social gatherl"gs
during the legislative session. The
local committee having charge of the
arrangements for the reception and ball
are Messrs. ,1. T. Dorgan , 13. C Rewick
and J. C. Seaorest , members of the
Commercial club who are acting in con
junction with the following gentle
men from the governor's staff : Messrs.
-I. C. Miles of Hastings , C. J. Hills and
0. 13. Jenkins of Falrbury , Charles M.
Keefer , Lincoln , and Dr. .1. Cameron
Anderson of Omaha. It is the inten
tion to make the ball an event of great
prominence which will be attended by
people from every portion of the state ,
ami an occasion which will not only do
great honor to Governor Dietrich but
also reflect great credit upon the state
Charles lesion , state auditor-elect ,
beyond announcing the selection of II.
A. Dabeoeh as insurance deputy , said
none of the remainder of his ofllec
force could be announced , lie says he
lias them in mind but is not yet ready
to give the names to the public. Mr.
Weston was very generally sought af
ter by his friends all day. In the eve
ning he renewed acquaintances made
while regent of the .state university at
the faculty reception given to the
chancellor. Mr.Vcston will move to
Lincoln for his term when he comes
down next week for the state otllcers'
meeting on December II. His daugh
ter is in school ncur Chicago and he
has no family beside.
The position of insurance deputy is
of great importance and the selection
of Mr. Uabeoek is said to be acceptable
to old line and fraternal companies
alike. Mr. Dabooek was state auditor
for two terms , being elected in 1885.
He was succeeded by T. II. Don ton In
18811. He was insurance deputy sev
eral years ago for a short period.
The rumor io the effect that Gov.
Dietrich would not occupy the palatial
state mansion was regretted on all
hides , but the report seems to have
emanated from an irresponsible source
as it Is his excellency's intention to not
only occupy the mansion but dame
rumor is responsible for the little
morsel of gossip that ere the end of the
governor's term of otllce lie will have
added the first lady of the state to
share it with him. One thing can be
set down in the program as a certainty.
Society will have quite a number of
invitations to participate in some very
swell receptions as the governor's
daughter is a budding belle who , with
Mrs. Colonel Miles , herself a social
figure , will certainly S9t society circles
in u whirlpool of happy anticipation.
Governor-elect Dietrich was in Lin
coln Wednesday of last week for a
short time and at the close of the day
announced that he had selected M. C.
Walker of Norfolk , steward of the in
sane hospital in that place. Dr. II. S.
Dell of Kearney was named as physic
ian at the state industrial school for
boys at Kearney and William Haupt-
man of Genoa was named as chaplain
of the same school. Mr. Hanptman
will also have charge of the. miljtnry
instruction at the school as he is an ex
perienced military man. He is at pres
ent pastor of the Congregational
church at Genoa. The announcement
also came that Frank 13. Moorcs , mayor
of Omaha , will be a member of the
governor's military staff.
This spirit is manifested in the fight
for adjutant general. Prominent can
didates have brought all possible pres
sure to bear upon the governor , but
ho intimates that he will bo governed
by what he can hear concerning the
qualifications of the candidates for
oillce. Three prominent candidates
now for adjutant general are Major
Killlan of Columbus , Capt. 1' . James
Cosgrave of Lincoln , and Captain Hoi-
Hngsworth of Ilcatrice. I3ach gentle
man has many backers and very few
opponents. It is pretty well settled
that nothing will be done with this ap
pointment till the institutions are dis
State warrants numbering from
00,1)31 ) to 01,310 , '
have been called by the treasurer.
Interest on these warrants ceased on
Headquarters of aspirants for state
Bcnatorship have been established so
far as follows : 13. II. Henshaw , ex-
Governor Crounse and 1) , 13. Thomp-
hon , Llndell hotel , while Mr. Meikle-
john has fitted up a privates house at
Fifteenth and M.
* . H
1'erry S. Heath , secretary of the re
publican "national committee , passed
through Lincoln recently en route to
Washington from the went. M. Heath
was over elated with conditions as he
found them since election and in re
marking among other things said :
"There is more rejoicing in Nebraska
than any place I visited , and when you
find a people redeeming a state after
the experience of those in Ncbrask"
you can put them down as the best of
sound government clti/.ens. They will
give the country two United States
senators of the pure republican type. "
AH a general proposition tl'toB
acquainted with the methods of Go'v-
ornor-elcct Dietrich say he Is eliminat
ing from the race all applicants for
the responsible positions In the Insti
tutions who by their age appear to
have passed the progressive time of
life. This brings now life and energy
Into the management of the Institu
tions which will bo more than appre
ciated by those most Intimately con
nected with them.
From all sides comes the information
.hat Mr. Dietrich has the faculty of
itatlng In a very concise manner to
applicants for position just how the
land lays in their particular loeall'ty.
There is no mincing of words such as
brought untold -agony upon Governor
Poyntor when ho was staving off the
hosts of oillce seekers. On the eon-
trary , Mr. Dietrich informs candidates
plainly whether their quest Is hopeless.
The govct nor is not paying mucli at
tention to recommendations coming
from men outside of the line of work
to which the candidates are seeking
appointment. As an instance , it is
stated that piomlnent politicians out
side of Grand Army circles said some
good words for a certain candidate for
heatt of one of the soldiers' homes.
Mr. Dietrich is reported to have in
formed them that their word in that
matter would not count. Ho wanted
to hear from the soldiers and those
who know what they were talking
Congresman 13. J. llurkctt Is now In
Washington. Upon his arrival in the
White City ho was the recipient of
hearty handshakes and congratula
tions by his friends. Mr. Hurkett will
be able to do more for Nebraska in the
way of getting appropriations for
needed public buildings this session of
congress than ho did during the last ,
owing to the fact that the affairs of the
country are In the liandn of men who
believe in its npbulldin
The senatorial light is experiencing
a slight lull , and ofllco seekers are
having an Inning , but in a few days it
is expected the race for the senator-
ships will bo on In full force. Mem
bers of the next legislature are ex
pected to bo in Lincoln frequently
from now on for conferences with po
litical leaders. D. 13. Thompson has
his workers on the field at all times ,
and the other candidates are commenc
ing to line up.
The retiring state trasurcr has just
Hied his quarterly statement ending
November : ) . It is estimated that
after all disbursements have bi > en
made the actual amount of cash Treas
urer Meserve will have on hand to
turn over to his successor will bo less
than SliUJKjp. The amounts on hand
n the Mrcrnl fends are as follows :
General fnnfl. 8 4flH.lfl ( )
Sinking , 50,105.32
Permanent school 105,008.08
Temporary school 207,017.DO
Permanent university 2,020.87
Agricultural college endow1 , 22,271.38
Temporary university 1,100.70
State relief . . . 115.41
Hospital insane. . . . . . r ,070.00
State library 10,427.83
University cnsli 20,083.72
Normal library 1)00.88 )
Penitentiary special labor. . 202.88
Penitentiary ' land 2,358.00
Agrl. and Mco'lmn. arts is,831.80
U. S. Agri. I3xp. station 2,153.87
The appointments so far made on
the military staff of the governor arc
as follows : C. J. Dills , Fairbury , inspector
specter general ; J. Cameron Anderson ,
Omaha , surgeon general ; George 13.
Jenkins , Falls City , quartermaster
general ; aides , M. 13. Mills , of McCoolc ,
Charles M. Keefer of Lincoln and C.
J. .Miles of Hastings.
y. t *
James J. Roberts of Lincoln is
slated for a position in the ofllco of Sec
retary of State Marsh. Marsh has
practically decided upon the balance
of his ollicu force , but the announce
ments have not yet been made.
An engraved proclamation with a
border of mourning has been received
at the capltol from Governor Lind of
Minnesota. The proclamation was an
announcement of the death of Senator
Cushman 1C. Davis.
Drad P. Cook is to secure a good po
sition in the land commissioner's otllce
again , he having held the place before
under several republican administra
There is some little anxiety in the
city and over the state over the prob
able reapportionmcnt of representa
tives in congress. Nebraska is in the
wake of the loss of one should such
action be taken.
* t V.
The aisles between the booh racks
in the state library been furnished
witli carpets laid over a soft mat pre
paration of crinkled stiff paper that
deadens every sound.
There are. more or less miss-glviugs
about a girl's affections.
The W. C. T tl.'n Latent.
A ndw departure is1 feropdabd'byjtho
Woman's Christian Tcmpornnco Union
of Indiana. That body has resolved to
present a memorial to the national
convention , to ho held at Washington.
D. C. , to crcnto a now department to T
enforce and maintain the purity of
liquors , nnd that congress bo peti
tioned to pass a law that only pure
whiskies ho Bold at saloons , instead
of adulterated liquors. By the enact
ment of Biich a law the W. C. T. U.
concludes that the profits would bo
reduced and the saloons would ho forc
ed to quit business.
I'mnf That Thrlr Clntltr * Am Now.
A traveler Just returned from a
tour of southern Italy says that ono
of the peculiar customs of the peas
ants Is the wearing of prlco markH
on now suits of clothes. Wliorcaa in
other countries the dealer's ticket and
tag are removed the moment a suit is
bought , In the sunny too and heel of
the " " fastened
ISuropcan "boot" they are
on the tighter and worn until they
fall off. The object of this , presum
ably , la to show neighbors that you
have now clothes , bought on such a
dny and costing so much , at So-aml > -
So's. The same travelers says that
the Paris boulevards are literally
crowded Just now with dog barbcra.
Hwrrt rotator * Drnxr tint Hutu ,
A veteran provision dcalor Is au
thority for the statement that nothing
will draw rats like sweet potatoes.
They scorn to bo able to smell this
toothsome vegetable from afar , and
will coino In drovca wherever swcot
potatoes are stored. In proof of hi *
assertion , this dealer said that ho never -
or kept potatoes in his collar with
other vegetables , but placed thorn up
in a dry loft. Having a largo cold-
storage chest in his collar , ho hail
previously tried the experiment of
placing a basket of sweet potatoes
inside , and although the rats could not
puncture thp walls , they did gnaw t.io
woodwork of the chest , trying to got
at the tubers.
FROM BRYAN'S ' OWN CITY
Coition n Htnrtlluc Htory An Upon let
ter Tlmt Will CIUKO n Bcnimtlon.
LINCOLN , Nob. , Dec. 8. ( Special. )
At No. 211G O street , this city , is the
1) . & M. wallpaper house. "D. & M. "
are the Initial let tors of the proprie
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The December Atlantic contains
much notable poetry. It opens with
some delightful nnd hitherto unprlnt-
od verses by James Russell Lowell ;
it elsewhere contains "Tho Bird of
Passage , " the grand ode read by
Owen Wlster at the dedication of the
Boston Symphony hall ( already so
much discussed ) , which appears here
for the first time In its entirety , whllo
Stuart Storno , Hlhlogordo Hawthorne ,
and others contribute brilliant shorter
poems , the whole exhibiting unusual
excellence and variety. The number
contains Christmas tales and Is upoa
the whole excellent throughout.
The December Century will abound
in fiction , some of it with a distinc
tively holiday flavor. Besides Bertha
Ilunklo's romance of old Paris and
Hamlln Garland's tale of today , there
will bo a short story by Henry James
called "Broken Wings ; " "Tho Lace
Camisole , " by L. B. Walford , author
of "Tho Baby's Grandmother ; " "A
Hired Girl , " by Edwin Asa Dlx , au
thor of "Deacon Bradbury ; " "Ghosts
that Became Famous , " n Christmas
fantasy by Carolyn Wells , and
"Whllo the Automobile Ran Down , "
a Christmas extravaganza by Charles
Battoll Loomls. "In Lighter Vein"
will Include "The Village Store ,
Christmas Eve , " In rhyming couplets ,
by Robert L. Dodd.
Ilnrvnrit Men from Hveryivliore ,
Harvard's cosmopolitanism is well Il
lustrated in the latest catalogue , whlcu
shows that her students are druwn
from no less than thlrty-nlno of the
states well from Arizona
forty-five , as as
zona , Oklahoma and the District of
Columbia , Hawaii , Porto Rico , the
Philippines , Cuba , Japan , the Canad
ian provinces of Nova Scotln and New
Brunswick , Kamchatka , Great Britain ,
France , Germany , Spain , Russia , Bul
garia and Norway.
rartlftiin llnclceIlurred. .
Political buttons cannot bo worn In
Canada during the heat of a campaign.
This Is duo to a clause in the dominion
franchise act which says that no per
son shall exhibit any sign of his po
litical faith after the ofllclal nomina
tions nre made.
A suspended street car conductor gets
There's always room at the top-
but few men care to dwell In au attic.
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