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THE FALLS CITY TRIBUNE , FRIDAY , MAY 22 , 1908
\V. 0. W. Unveiling
The W. 0. W. lodge of this city
unveiled a monument Sunday
afternoon in the Steele cemetery
to the memory of Sovereign Me.
Phcrsou , amid appropriate and
t pleasing ceremonies. " "The mem
bers met at their lodge room at
2 o'clock p. m. , where the line
ol march was formed , which in
cluded the lodge with their drill
tea m , the Circle , f o 1-
lowed by many of our citizens
in carriages. At the cemetery
there was , besides the beautiful
ritualistic service , an able ad
dress by Deputy Davis.
The weather was ideal , which
helped materially to swell the
crowd , and all returned to their
homes feeling better for having
witnessed this beautiful cvi
dence of brotherly love.
The exercises begun by singing
Nearer My God to Thee , " fol
lowed by n prnyer by Rev. Dr.
Bniley , pastor of the Presbyterian
church. Mies fcUnmbo recited the
poem , " 0 , why should the Spirit
of Mortnl be Proud ? " in n very
beautiful mnnner , after which the
unveiling ceremony wns performed
by Sovereign W. W. Ilniinn , O.O. .
assisted by the ollirers of the Camp
Sovereign Ilnnim is a very elficient
oilicer inul his part , as well as that
of his assistants , wns well per-
formed. The oration was deliv
ered by Kov. Thomas D. Davis ,
M. A. , of Tecumseh , as follows :
Consul , Commander , Sovereigns
and Friends :
This is the seventh time that
you have mot here in this beauti
ful cemetery to unveil a manu-
ment to a Sovereign Woodman.
Last October I assisted in the un
veiling of the iilst at Nebraska
City , but this makes 15,000 monuments
ments altogether which the Wood
men of the World hove already
erected to their departed. Sovereigns
eigns , you may ask today , Why are
monuments erected and the answer
is Love. Love is the fundamental
I cause of all true acts and deeds.
I The Master said when he was upon
I earth , "Greater love hath no man
I than this that he lay down his life
I for his friends.
I Love is the foundation principle
I of a true life , Jesus taught tlio
I true life and also the way of sal-
I vation. Ho came to save the
I world and also to set an example
I for us. Ever } ' act of His was
I founded upon love. Love is the
I basis of all true fraternalism. Wo
I may ask what love docs ? By look-
I ing over the history of the past ,
I we find that it has commemorated
I the great events of the past by the
I erection of monuments.
I When Joshua led the Israelitish
I hosts across the lliver .Ionian to
I the promised land by the city of
I Jerico , stones were carried by
I representatives of the twelve tribes
I to build a monument for a inoinor-
I inl of that notable event that when
I in coming generations tney might
I ask concerning that structure , and
I it would bo told them of the love
of God for his children and the
wonderful delivercnco which He
I gave them.
I Egypt is known as the cradle of
arts and science , and she built one
I hundred great pymmuls to com
I memorato her great power in the
I days of her prosperity and success
and to mark the graves of her
great kings. The catacombs of
Rome which are on amazement
and wonder to the American traveler -
eler were places to bury their dead.
There were labyrinths and grottos
in Syria and Phoenicia built in
honor of the dead. Many monu-
merits which were made at different -
ent spochs by God's people down
the ages of the past have been discovered -
covered and unearthed which has
given us much light on the Holy
H Bible. The people of this country
have been great monument build-
ers. The first people that inhab.
H ited this land
are known to us as
mound builders and we know of
H their history as we decipher the
inscriptions and emblems on the
monuments they have loft. The
H people of the U , S. has handed
H down to each succeeding genera.
1 tiou the homage and love thai
1 they bore to their loved ones ity
the erection of mcnunieut * . The
Bunker Hill and the Washington
and Valley Forgo tells of the es
teem and honor in which our fore
fathers were held. * " | f *
" ' "Great tlfoViinueiTta e creeled nt
the graves ol : our ' residents na
I 4j I J * \
witness the Gnrfiold monument in
Lakoview cemetery lit Cleveland ,
Ohio , the Lincoln at Springlield ,
111. , and the Grant monument in
Now York. The Leland Stanford
University in California as o trib
ute of honor to a loving son. Here
in your own cemetery are erected
many monuments each bearing a
testimony of love and reverence to
the ones who have gone before.
Our government builds monuments
ments to their soldier dead. The
great battle fields of the south
have been made into National
parks and are kept in the very
best condition because they con
tain graves of our bravo soldiera
who died to uphold and maintain
the liberties cf the Stars and Stripes
as witness today , Ohickamauga ,
Vicksburgand Gettysburg. Every
grave is marked by a monument ,
if not great in its proportions yet
it bears the mark of love.
The W. O.W. erects a humble ,
but a InstiiiR monument of Ameri
can granite at the grave of every
one of their deceased Sovereigns.
Love remembers and cherishes
and spreads flowers over the graves
of the departed ones ; thinks of the
good deeds and emulates them.
The good of the departed lives
enter into our lives and become a
part of ours. Our associations
have made us better and our aspi
rations have become higher. Love
forgets the faults and spreads the
veil of charity and remembers the
beautiful and the good. Love
provides for the dependent ones.
Provision can be made for one's
family through the W. 0. W. bol
ter than through any other organi
sation now in existence.
More is to bo gained through
the W. 0. W. than in any other
organization. Only 3por cent
have a competency at 70 years.
A person who joins the W. 0. W.
and stays with the organization
will never die a pauper and his
grave will never go unmarked.
The principles of the W. O.W. ere
to take care of the dependent ones ,
if a Sovereign dies young to take
care of the Sovereign himself if
ho lives until ho is old and to erect
a monument at tli'o grave when he
dies. Love teaches the fatherhood
of God and the brotherhood of
man. "God so loved the world
that Ho gave His only begotten
neil , that whoever believeth on
him should not perish but should
have everlasting life. " The man
who takes hold of God with one
hand and holds out the other to
his fellow man tenches and exem
plifies the fatherhood of God and
the brotherhood of man. If the
true relationship of man was known
and practiced by mankind , strikes ,
poverty , want and wretchedness
would be things of the past , this
world would bo a heaven to go to
heaven in , Then this world bo a
thing of beauty and a joy forever.
Love in the W. O. W. spreads the
principles of Christianity nod fratcr-
nallMn. Those are the principles that
humanity depends on , for its future
welfare nml happiness. They must
permeate and dominate every life and
then every life would be brought in
touch with the divine which will bring'
us to that Ideal to which we all aspiro.
A life Imitating that of the Divine
Master's Life In its beauty and gran
deur is sublime , and to attain it , is the
desire of every true Woodman.
May the lives of these departed ones
and the exercises here today and the
blessed Influence of the Holy Spirit
inlluonce us all to make every endeavor
to live for Fed , for nome and for home
and for humanity and to carry out the
principles of love honor and remem
brance Let us close with u poem
written by John Boj IQ O'Reilly :
Tlioto uo lout trill ) mnerdio ,
Tho' year b > ywir the Mid memorial wrratli ,
A riiiR mitl llouorf , iyjv of life end iU > nth.
Are laid tuxm Uiolr nruu > s.
l'orilth the jmro Ufa NITO ,
And Hfonil imro is Imvs mid love cim rcnch
Promlieau'ii tnvurth , uml nobler lexeonti tonch ;
Thau those by mortals read.
Well best ! U lie \Uio lias n ilenr ono dond ;
A ( riend be 1mshno fuco \ \ 111 never chnnp *
A dear communion that will not mow Mranjje ;
Thd anchor of love is death.
The blos od tvcvtnoM of a loving breath
Will reach our cluvk nil fresh tliro' wary yr ,
For her who iHe l lontr glace , nh ! wns to not tear * ,
She'd thine unto Uio end.
Thank Opd for ono ilwir frienJ ,
With faro so radiant 1th the light of truth
Whew love comet laden with the tccnt of youth
Tbro' twenty yen-s of death.
After the address of Rev. Davis the
whole congregation joined in staging
"Hock of Ages , " and the benediction
was pronounced by Rev. Dr. Mastin ,
"rector of the M. E. church. * %
The monument is ybeautlful-Bjirre
pranltc from a Vcrinbnt quifjry , hft\-ing
been erected by 5. Ncllzcl of jPalU
City , which reflect * honor-on the order
that erected it as well as a tribute of
love and remembrance to the departed
Sovereign JohnCrod'k wnh MaJt'cr of
Tired ncryes with that "no ambi
tion" feeling that Is commonly felt In
spring or curly summer can bo easily
and quickly altered by taking what Is
known to druggists everywhere as Dr.
Snoop's Restorative. Ono will abso
lutely note a changed feeling within IS
hours after beirlnnlng to take the UJ-
Btoratlvu. The bowels get sluggish In
the winter , the circulation often slows
up , the kidneys are inactive and even
the heart in many cases grows decided
ly weaker. Dr. Shoop's Restorative Is
recognized everywhere as a genuine
tonic to thcso vital organs , it builds up
and strengthens the worn out weaken
ed nerves ; it sharpens the falling ap
petite and universally aids digestion ;
It always quickly brings renewed
strength , life , vigor and ambition. Try
It and be convinced. Sold by all deal
County Surveyor , John A.
Crook , has called the Tribune's
attention to the displacement ot
the corner stones which mark the
boundary for the owners of sec
tions of land in this county. The
displacement of these stones when
willfully done is unlawful , atnd
when accidental is annoying to
the surveyor the same as if they
were willfully displaced. The
people interested in these corner
stoiiQS should see that thev arc
preserved. It makes surveying
expensive fo the land owners and
must in the future give rise to
disputed titles. This is something
that all people are interested in ,
and they should not only see that
corner stones in which they are
interested are preserved at their
proper places but must be inter-
csted in seeing that others do not
destrov them. Workers of roads
have been unusually careless in
grading them out. Also those
stones located along the river bottoms
toms which are constantly filling
up should be kept uncovered or
other stones placed above them
for witness stones. The govern
ment in 1S55 set s > tones at all sec
tion and quarter section corners.
All future subdivisions of land
must be made in the same straight
line or in lines parallel with these
stones. Each one should appoint
himself a guardian to see that
these stones arc carefully pre
How Time Has Changed Things.
Thirty years ago , says an ex
change , one of the old-fashioned
steel-wiro spring wagons was a
luxury. In a funeral procession a
mile long you would see perhaps
two or three of them. Everybody
rode in farm wagons. Twenty
years ago a top buggy was a rich
man's good fortuwe and but few of
them were seen. Today a top
buggy with a rubber tire is as
common os a Democrat in Texas.
\nybocly and everybody has them.
A farm wagon in a funeral proces
aion would be a novelty. Automo
biles are fast getting to bo com-
mon. A newspaper printed yes
terday is stale. If n letter is twenty-
four hours traveling a thousand
miles there is a kick coming. Ten
dollars don't last as long as ten
cents did with our grandfathers
Wo spend more for socks and sue-
penders than grandfather did for
his Sunday clothes , and still we
wonder what is the matter will
the world- that it does not grim :
out ns many blessings as it did i
How about that concert the
Hiawatha band was to give us ?
FOR FURNITURE and PIANOS
" Good For Any Wood "
LEANS anil polljhej , remoTei mint
and i uor t tba fmlih , Guaranteed
to the perfect latlitactlon. Abiolulelr
tba beit r > oliih ramie Accept no lubiti-
tuts Urour dealer docin't carry It. tend
ui bli namn and we'll let tbat you are tup-
prco ) 23c mnd 80c
ORCHARD JL WllHtlM , Omaha , Nebr ,
, . ,
'Tako ono last loolr at baby's beail- '
Iful eyes , Chester , " said young Mrs.
lorrjck , aa thcy waited on the sta-
Ion platform for the train. "It's
ruel to thiillt tlirit you * Will noi see
ler again for a whole week , but wo
mist ro'member all the friends down
0 lllxby who have never seen her
jvon once. "
"That's a fact , " Herrlck agreed ,
generously. "You write mo every word
hey say about her , Bessie especially
Uncle Doctor. I hot ho'll bo aston-
shed to see such a flne , angelic baby. "
' 1 know ho will. The truth Is , ono
onson I'm so eager to take the baby
.own ' there Is that she's never had
ny real appreciation outside of ours ,
t's no wonder , in a big , selfish city
Iko Chicago , whore every ono Is ab-
orbcd In his own affairs. Why , oven
ho grocer's boy acts as if he were
olng mo a favor when I tell him ho
nay look at her asleep In her basket !
'm Just going to revel In seeing fa-
her and mother and all the Blxby
riends go wild ever the little darling.
here's the train. "
The next morning , arrived at the
lomo of her girlhood , Mrs. Herrlck
valted in a flutter of anticipation ,
hllo her own mother cuddled the
"You haven't once said how pretty
ho Is , mother , " she complained at
The grandmother smiled. "You
eo , my babies all had dark hair and
. great deal of It right from the start , "
ras her apologetic reply. "Sho's a
lice , healthy little girl , though , dear.
Don't you mind ! "
"Hello , there ! " broke hi a boyish
olco as Mrs. Herrlck's young brother
jounced In nt the door. "How do ,
Is ? Where's that kid ? Gee , but
sn't ho funny ! This Is your Uuclo
Dan , sir. "
"What are you thinking of , Dan ?
Your little nleco Is a girl. "
"Oh , it's a girl , I know , " sheepishly.
1 wasn't thinking for a minute.
Vasn't Chester awful disappointed
cause it wasn't a boy ? "
"Of course not ! We both wanted
little blue-eyed , golden-haired daugh-
"Call this golden hair ? " Inquired
ho baby's grandfather , whimsically ,
as ho bent and stroked the scanty
town. "In my day we'd have called
lint n towhead. "
"Tow ! " echoed the ruffled llttlo
nother. "You ought to see the baby's
lair gleam and glint in the sunlight !
This house is so 'shaded with trees
hat you can't half see her. Here ,
' 11 take her , mother. She's tired and
epy little blessing ! Do I go to
ny own old room ? "
From her own old room Mrs. Her-
Ick Issued that afternoon proudly
) earlng a fioshly dressed baby. On
Uio stairs she stopped to pull down
me of the petticoats , so that its flne
ace and infinitesimal feather stitch-
ng should peep from below the dainty
' 'Nan Fielding wns always so crazy
about pretty clothing that sho'll ap-
> reclato the work on that petticoat , "
she was thinking , as she hurried down
, o the parlor , where one of the friends
of her recent girlhood was waiting to
"Well , well , Bess ! " was Nan's greet-
ng. "Awfully glad to see you , if you
lo look Hko a ghost of yourself. So
: hls IB the wonderful infant ? Let
no get a look at the llttlo tike. Well ,
' . declare ! My goodness ! Did you
ever ! "
With that Nan definitely dropped
the subject of the baby and began to
toll about the course of study In the
If Nan's call wns a disappointment , ,
the visit of the married friend was a
"What a mite ! " she exclaimed. "I
suppose she looks BQ llttlo to me
because my Harold was always so
big. And I don't think she's as strong
as she 'oUght to be , Bess. At her age ,
Harold would straighten himself right
up. But then , Harold had cut two
teeth when ho was OB old as she is ;
he's a sort of a prodigy. I can hardly
wait for you to see hjm. "
The event of thq day was still to
come. Dear old Uncle Doctor , the
man who had officiated at the advent
of llttlo Mrs. Herrlck herself and who
had mudo a tremendous pet of her
over since , was coming to view her
baby. She was especially eager to
hear what ho would say.
When ho walked In the first thing
he did wns to pick up the child and
carry her to the window , where ho
studied her at arm's length for fully
a inlnuto. Then he turned to the
llttlo mother , who stood , awaiting his
comment , her heart in her eyes.
"Her face , " ho said , amiably , "seems
to bo perfectly symmetrical , except
that ono eye is slightly strabismlc. "
That evening , In her room alone ,
Mrs. Herrlck sat down nt a desk to
fulfill her husband's request , but a
lump swelled in her throat as the va
rious comments on the baby crowded
into her mind. At hut she laid down
her pen abruptly and tiptoed over to
the bed. There lay the baby , wide
awake. Regardless of rules , her mother -
or snatched her up and dropped Into
"Let them bo blind If they want
to , " sho- whispered to the soft little
neck. "Your mother knows that
you'ro the boautlfulest. ' loveliest baby
in the world you 'nlcoy-plcey , goqdy-
poody , awoety-tweety ! "
After that sb felt much better.
Chlcpgo Daily N vs.
NO RULE TO GUIDE
OFFrCIAL TITLES 'A DIFFICULTY
' * FOft THEfiUNlNlTIATED.
t T * , *
Changes Made In the Forms of A
dressing the President and Oth
ers In High Position "Con
gressman" Not Used.
"Should I address him as 'Your Ex-
ellency , ' as 'Mr. President' or as
ust 'President' ? "
"I'm sure I don't know. Just mur-
nur 'President , ' and I guess he won't
now the difference. "
This conversation , overheard nt one
f the White House receptions , is in-
Icatlve of the difficulty with titles
ncountored by visitors to the na-
lonal capital. Nor is there any print-
d gtlldo to follow. These things must
jo learned from well-posted friends ,
r mistakes will be made.
In ye oldou times no one over
bought of addressing the chief ex-
cutivo of the United States less for
mally than as "Your Excellency , " but
bat expression is now relegated to
he list of things that were. "Mr. Presi
dent" Is the correct form , both in
peaking and writing. Mr. Iloosovelt
las even eliminated "The Executive
Mansion" as the nnmo of the presi
dent's official residence , and his sla-
ionery bears the simple inscription :
The White House. "
It Is not only with the title of the
chief executive that the uninitiated
find difficulty , for there are many
arms to bo learned. For instance ,
ablnet officers are not addressed as
'Secretary Hoot , " or "Secretary Garfield -
field , " but as "Mr. Secretary. " On the
tther hand , senators are addressed by
heir titles , as "Senator Lodge , " "Sen
ator Halo. " A few people prefix "Mr. "
saying "Mr. Senator , " but It is not
considered as necessary , and by some
s pronounced an affectation.
Polite usage requires , invariably , the
) reflx to the titles of members of the
supreme couit. For Instance , ono ad-
Iresses the chief justice as "Mr. Chief
ustice , " and the associate Justices as
'Mr. Justice , " although in making an
ntroductlon one would add the name ,
as : "Mr. Justice White. "
The rule which applies to the presi-
lent applies also to the vice-president
and to foreign ministers , who nro ad-
Iressed as "Mr. Minister , " but In the
case of ambassadors the form "Your
Sxcollency , " Is used except where ones
s reasonably well acquainted , when
; he simpler "Mr. Ambassador" is
adopted , and in every Instance one
or the other of these terms is used
nstead of the diplomat's personal ti
tle of baron , count , or whatever it
Throughout the government ser
vice theio are officials who are ad-
ilresscd by their titles with the prefix
"Mr. , " such as the civil service com
missioners , the interstate commerce
commissioners , the controller of the
treasury , and it is always safe when
In doubt to so address a man who
liolds a public office.
With members of the house the
simple "Mr. " should be used , and
not "Congressman , " which is regard
ed as provincial , despite the fact that
President Hoosovelt Is apt to use that
form. There arc some members of the
lower house of congress who Hko to
bo addressed as "Congressman , " and
It Is probably in deference to such
preference that the president has
adopted that expression. The speaker
of the house Is always addressed as
"Mr. Speaker. "
Army and navy circles also present
no little confusion because of the con
flict between official titles and social
usage. For Instance , those who know
never address socially a lieutenant
by his title , despite the fact that he Is
so designated in the army register ,
and is so addressed by his brother
officer when on official business. He
is simply "Mr. Smith , " or whatever
his name may be , and receives his
title In the social world only when
he reaches the grade of captain. But.
you may object , every ono refers to
and addresses the leader of the Ma
rlno Band as "Lieutenant Santelmann. "
Very true , and that Is because Lieu
tenant Santelmann is not a commls
stoned officer. He receives the title
by virtue of his position as leader
of the Marino Band , 'which . 'carries '
with it the rank of lieutenant , and
therefore every officer , whether speak
ing socially or officially , is punctilious
to use the title. And so , too , is the
same care exercised by every olficer
should he have occasion socially to
speak to or communicate with an en
listed man of any arm of the milltan
service , to address him by his rank
alone , as : "Sergeant , " "Corporal , *
Cat with Knowledge of Music.
At a meeting of a Washington short
story club the other evening a young
woman from the northeast section
whoso mind is said to run to innova
tlons , produced from her handbag a
roll of manuscript written on the
daintiest of ecru-tinted paper delicately -
ly perfumed with violet , and read
her literary offering. It proved to bean
an account of the wonderful doings
of her pet pussy cat , "Sweet Pea , " as
she had named the animal. She roac
how she had trained the cat to sing
"Auld Lang Syne , " "Annie Laurie'
and other Tenerable airs In the hlgl :
falsetto voice for which the feline
family Is noted. Then the young wo
man related how , In the balmy sum
mer nights , In the romantic moon
light , her pot cat would station itself
on some neighboring fence and sud
d.enly fill the neighborhood with
strains ot music instead of the usua
caterwauling that Is produced by ma
raudlng pussy cats and Toms.
f Course , But
' "My , "what a loud one 1" whispered
They sat up straight and listened
for mother's approaching footsteps , but
not a drum was heard , not a funeral
nqte. , _ . _ . . . . , ,
Gertrude put her head back on Her
bert's shoulder. < > ?
"Mother didn't hear , " she giggled.
"It's a wonder , " , said Herbert"It
sounded like an old cow pulling her
foot out of a swamp. "
"Louder than that , " said Gertrude ;
it sounded Hko Old Bob the hnckmau
chirping his horse , and when old Bob
chirps his horse , you know , you can
hear him all over town. "
"Yes ; I know , " said Herbert , "but
oven so , ho doesn't chirp his horse as
loud as a cow pulls her fool diit of a
"I'd like to know why not ! "
"It stands to reason. Of course , Old
Bob makes a loud noise when he
chirps his horse ; we'll all admit that ;
but when an old cow pulls her foot out
of a swamp it just naturally stands to
reason that she can make' more noise
than over Old Bob could ! " ,
"No , Herbert. " . , ,
"Yes , Gertrude. * *
No , Herbert ! " ' 'v " " ' ' - .
"Yes , Gertrude. * * "i.j j *
"No. " ' * ;
" " trJ'V
"Herbert Knight , I Just want you to
understand that you don't necessarily
know it all , even if you have bebn to
college , and I Just Want to tell you
again that if Old Bob was ; chirping .his
horse at the same time that thq old
cow was pulling her foot out of the
swamp , why , yon just wouldn't be-able
to hear the old cow that's all ! "
"But , my dear girl "
"Don't you call nig your dear girl ! "
"But , Gertrude ! Listen ! Listen to
reason ! I love you dearly , but let the
basis of our love be reason ! That is
the only enduring love ! Now , when
Old Bob chirps his horse , how does
he make the sound. With his lips ?
Very Veil , now let us say that Old
Bob's mouth is three inches wide.
Let us ever , say It is four , and that
when ho chirps he presses his lips
together until the surface of contact
Is four inches b > ono Inch a total of
four square Inches. Now , on the other
hand , here's the cow "
"I just don't caie ! When Old Bob
chirps his horse "
'Just one moment , please. Now
here's the cow and we'll say that her
hoof Is three Jnch.es In d'emefef or.
say , nine Inches In circumference.
Let us also say that It Is three Inches
high , so when her foot is in the swamp
theie is a total contact surface of 27
square inches as against Old Bob's
"That makes no difference. When
Old Bob chirps his horse you can "
"Of course It makes a difference.
And when you take Into consideration
the fact that the cow has so much
more strength than Bob , and that her
foot Is of such shape that It lends It
self most peculiarly and particularly
to the production of a loud , chirping
sound , why , then , my dear "
"Don't you call mo your dear ! "
"But , Gertrude , your stand is so
ridiculous ! "
She looked at him with a face Hko
"For the last time , " she coldly cried ,
"I say that it sounded like Old Bob
when he chirps his horse ! "
He gazed back nt her Hko a man who
is being sorely tried , but who will die
for his convictions. '
"And I say , " he as coldly answered ,
"that It sounded like an old cow pull
ing Jjer foot out of a swamp. "
"I warn you now ! " she cautioned
hlnij and with the air of i one who fires
a last shot over an enemy's bow she
exclaimed : "Old Bob ! "
"I cannot help It ! " he decisively an
swered , and with the aspect of a man
nailing his colors to the mast he
clenched his teethinnd returned"Old :
* " "
cow ! " .
"Old Bob ! ' she cried.
"Old-cow ! " he firmly responded.
"Old Bob ! " , f
"Old cow ! " , , ,
"Bob ! " " " , , ' . 'ft '
"Cow ! " ' - , fw' ' ' -'ii '
"Bob ! "
"Cow ! "
She slowly took off his ring and
slowly gave It to him , averting her
head suddenly and sobbing : "G-g-go !
G-g-go ! I can never bo yours ! "
"But , my dear girl ! Gertrude ! My
love ! Listen to me ! You must listen
to mo ! "
"I want you to g-g-go away , " she
sobbed. "We could never bo h-h-happy
together and I want you to g-g-go ! "
"But , Gertrude couldn't you see
that I was that I was only Joking ? "
She lifted her tearful face from her
"Couldn't you see how absurd ray ar
guments were ? " he cried. "Why , of
course Old Bob chirps to his horse
louder than an old cow pulls her foot
out of a swamp ! Of course he does ! "
He took her hand , solemnly replaced
his ring , pressed her to him and as he
gave her another loud ono she closed
her eyes in ecstasy and murmured to
herself over and over again :
"O , I can twist him around my lit
tle finger ! 0 , I can twist him around
my little finger ! "
Bronson What makes you think' ' we
will have an open wnter | ? /
Woodson My wife has Just pur ?
chased an expensive set'of furs.
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