The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, May 28, 1909, Page 4, Image 4
TIIENOHKOLK WBKKLY \Va-JOUIl \ N A. L , FBI DAY MAY 23 U)0i ) ) ( he Norfolk Weekly News-Journal ! fIcf } NeTwM , KHtabl labed 1881. The Journal , EHtnbllflhcd 1877. THE'HUSE PUBLISHING COMPANY. W. N. Untie , N. A. UIIBO , I'roHltlont. Socrotnry. Every Frldny. Hy mail nor year , $1.CO. Entered nt the postolllco nt Norfolk , Nob. , IIB second chum matter. r TelephonimKdltorliU : Oopnrtmoni Ko. 22. IhiHlnoHS OIHcc and Job Rooms No. 11 22. There will bo no "old homo" week celebration for Cnstro this yonr. The Young Turks nro not nil young , neither nro they nil Turks. So whnt'a lu n nnmo , nnywny ? rionaures HCCIH to bo on the lookout for Bnilllng people. Another proof ol the theory thnt llko nttrnctst llko. A-ahortngo In the supply of bushel bnskots Is readily accounted for when yon observe the spring millinery. An Austrian nrchduko Is lost. Gel n bunch of American heiresses to look' ing for him and lie will not remain lost long. As Japan Increases In civilization and Industrial activity , the number ol cases of Insanity also Increases. Japan's fishermen represent n huge Industry. Last year the total value ol the catch was estimated at $43,932 , 188. The man who howls tlio loudosl about existing conditions Is not the one who does the most to remedy thorn. Kansas City has sixty square miles of land In Its limits , and every acre Is either built upon or. cultivated How many cities can say as much ? Billy Sunday says : "Tho man whc bets and wins Is a thief , the man who bets and loses Is a fool. A gambler blor Is always either a thief or a fool. ' The Uganda natives are keeping i\ \ respectful distance from the Roosc volt party. They find that It's armed with something besides hymn books A now highway Is to bo built across the state of Pennsylvania from New Jersey to Ohio. Three million dollars have boon appropriated to pay for It- construction. Mr. Aldrlch says ho has spent thlr ty years In consideration of the tariff Yes , and evidently It raised In his es tlmntlon n notch every year. * " An exchange says : "The reason thnt the country and the state Is rulci by bosses Is that It pays ordinnrj folks bettor to attend to their owr business than to try to control polltl cal affairs. " The czar is going to circumnavigate the globe In his yacht. Let us hop ( ho will complete his cruise more sue cessfully than that other Russian ex pcdltlon that cnmo to a sudden 1ml In the Sea of Japan. Eleven of old Abdul's 400 wives escaped with him from Constantine pie. . Think of a man's making an escape capo from a dangerous predlcnmen with cloven wives , Abdul must b < pretty clover after alii Charles P. Taft , brother of the president idont , says ho has had enough of pol Itlcs and will not bo a candidate fo the senate to snceed Charles F. DIcli 3t looks as though Brother Charlo Jolt that ho didn't get his money' worth. The authorities object to liavlni George MercHllth interred In Westmh : Bter Abbey. The novelist's advocac ; of trial marriages Is the cause of the ! opposition. In America this was no taken seriously , but just as an attemp at humor. Mr. Harrlman has been ordered t got away from his business and tak a rest. Of necessity ho must go t Europe to carry out the physician' instructions , llo can still travel 1 Europe without passing over his o\ % railroads. Senator Bailey struck the right not when , ho said : "It seems to mother are rich men who nro willing to glv benefactions In order to have thei published who nro not willing to pa their fair proportion of the expense of the government. " Andrew Carnegie predicts a war b ( tween England and Germany. Let n hope the laird Is a poor prophet , fc n war between two nations armed t the teeth with every modern instn mont of destruction would be a mos terrible struggle. . American college students of todn nro taller than their fathers or gram fathers. In England , the landed gei try and the Bkllled artisan are holdln < their own , but tne laborers are di creasing In stature and Increasing 1 numbers more rapidly than the othc classes. Dr. Wiley , the government pur food expert , gives the people wnrnln that all soft drinks contain polsoi The Bweot syrups of all contain mor or less caffeine , which , though not a dangerous an strychnine or as strong ns dynamite , nro just as Hiiro to got the boy who Imbibes soft drinks ns those who of older yours take some thing stronger. Congressman Sharp of Ohio said In congress the other day : "I want pro tection for every Industry till It can stand on Us feet. " Congressman James of Kentucky quickly replied : I'll go that far ; I'll favor protecting Industries until they can Bland on tholr own feet , but I don't feel llko continuing the protection until they stand on everybody else's feet. " Thnt famous seventy-year old pe destrian , Wcston , says "that a middle aged man may acquire the disease habit Just as a boy acquires the clg- arotto habit , llo gets to think In terms of liver pills , liver pads , elec tric belts , essences and extracts and llnnlly scares himself to death , There's no enemy that can run n big- gnr bluff and get away with It than sickness. " An Immense bronze statue of James J. Hill will occupy a central position on the Alaska-Yukon exposition grounds. It has been paid for by popular subscriptions and Is a tribute from the people of the northwest to the gonlus of the great railroad build , er. At the close of the exposition the statue will become the property ol the state university of Washington and will stand on Its campus. The fact that a district Judge hae been accused of accepting a bribe In Oklahoma , and the fact that such n charge has created no small sensa' tlon , Is ntting commentary upon the fact that for the most part our courts are clean , honest Institutions. Seldom dom do you hear of n district Judge or any other judge of a high court being actually corrupt In his dec ! sions. Now York politicians are very anx ions to know what Governor Hughes Intends to do at the expiration of his second term as the state's chief ex ccntlve. Some think ho will bo .1 candidate for a third term , others be Hove ho would like to succeed Dr Depow In the senate , while anothei rumor Is current to the effect thai the president will appoint him as as soclato justice of the United States supreme court. Old Man Island , off the Maine coast has boon reserved for the breeding and' protection of the elder duck. The warden , who by the authority of the Andubon society , has charge * of. the Island , estimates that the colony ol elders In which there were thirty pairs' ' last summer , raised about sev enty-flve young ones. It Is most nee essary that something should be done to preserve these valuable wild fowls from extinction. The man whose life Is without r definite purpose Is like a ship without a rudder. Purpose gives new mean Ing to life , It shows the only rea reason for living. The great thing li life Is not realizing a purpose bul fighting for it. Failure in a groai work is nobler than success In a pet ty one that Is beneath our maximun of possibility. Wo have nothing te do with results anyway. "Not failure but low aim Is crime , " RAINS WERE BENEFICIAL. The refreshing rains of the past tei days have been highly beneficial te crops of thlsv territory and prospects are much more promising than the ; were two weeks ago. With showers coming steadily , the rainwater has al soaked in and a maximum of benefi has obtained. There is every indication now tha the season will bo abundantly produe tlvo and that prosperity will reign ai a result of the bountiful harvest. From August 10 till October 1C Ecuador will celebrate the olio hur dredth anniversary of the outbreak o the revolution which drove the Spar Ish from South America. Althoug' Ecuador did not gain Independence un til 1S30 , her enthusiastic citizens coul not wait for the hundredth annlvei * sary of that date for their Interne tlonal exposition. They romembe that delays are dangerous and th eondltlons of South American repul lies very uncertain. For crazy propobltions , Professo Pickering's scheme to construct huge reflector at an expense of ? 10 000,000 to signal to Mars , Is the cl max. Supposing that Mars is inhal ited and that the people should n < tlce a strange light on the earth , hoi would Mars know that we wore sis ixnltng her or how would wo knoi was an answer wns given ? Professo Pickering has really overreached th bounds of silliness allowable even t college professors. Texas has long been celebrated i song and story ns the state where th "gun toter" was In his element , an could "get a drop" on his enemy will out question. But all that Is pas The Lone Star state now leads man others in the severe restriction against carrying weapons. There I no need In this day for anyone t carry arms. If the privilege of inal ing a walking arsenal of oneself wer taken away many heedless deaths an unnecessary crimes would bo prevent ed. There Is no liner evidence of the growth of public , spirit In this coun try than cnn bo found In the greater Interest which is being taken In the cleanliness and beauty of cities and towns. A public spirited pcoplo will not live In foul unwholesome sur- loundlngs. It Is worth noting thnt In every community to which hns como tills new Ideal of the city beautiful which means the city healthful It Is the women who have been the lending spirits In the crusade and in many Instances they have had to do the work almost alone. ROSEDUD IN RAIN BELT. They used to say western South Dakota and southern South Dakota , along with western Nebraska , were not In the rain belt. . Tuesday's copious downpour , coverIng - Ing that whole territory between the Black Hills and the Missouri river like a blanket. Is only ono me/re demon stration of the fallacy of that old theory. If there Is any "rain belt , " north Nebraska and southern South Dakota are In It. TOO MANY ROBBERIES. The Omaha train robbery , together with the Innumerable bank robberies that have been occurring In the mid dle west during the past six months , should glvo cause for general alarm and for a rigid effort upon the part of states and nation alike to run down the criminals and bring them behind prison bars. Not In years have robberies of this sort been so commonplace , and the fact that few of the culprits are caught points to something rotten in the police circles of the largo cities , where the crooks congregate and too often receive police protection. President Taft Is contemplating a trip to Alaska this summer to learn at first hand of the condition and needs of this most Important of Amor- lean possessions. Important not alone because of great wealth and natural resources , but also because Alaska will become a member of our body politic and the home of millions of Americans , while the others can never bo anything more than hangers-on. Much Alaskan legislation will come up In the near future and it is wise for the president to visit the , country and get In personal touch with conditions there as ho already is with Panama and the Philippines. While workmen were removing rock from the old channel of the Niagara river near Fort Frances , On tario , to make way for the big power dam on the American side , they un earthed a most remarkable collection of Indian weapons and utensils all made of pure copper and hardened to the consistency of steel. They are of superior workmanship , being evident ly the work of a prehistoric race who possessed the knowledge of temper ing copper to perfection. It Is be lieved from these aj-tlcles being found together that they" were originally packed together in a leather sack and were being carried In a canoe which was overturned In the descent of the rapids and have lain for centuries In this hole. A bill has passed one house of the Ihlnols legislature making thev dealing in futures a crime. It provides that any person who sells produce on stocks or bonds which he does not actually own at the time ho sells 01 pretends to sell shall be adjudged guilty of a crime. It provides that the buyer who knows that the sellei has not the property but is dealing in futures shall bo equally guilty. In short. It puts this paitlcular form ol gambling In the same legal position that other forms occupy. No ono can estimate the fortunes , the reputations the lives that the enactment and enforcement forcemont ofsuch * a law would save The mere maintenance of the appn rntus for this gambling in futures costs ? 180,000,000. That Is what the people pay out without getting anj return. If this special session of congress gross would put in its spare time while not busy on the tariff In male Ing similar national legislation to thai attempted In Illinois and the pros ! dent would endorse It , they woult atone for any past dellmiucncles reuse the public to a frenzy of enthu slasm and assure tiie continuance o the republican party in power foi many years. Why not try ? It wll colno eventually , anyway. The value and necessity of goo ( roads as an adjunct and promoter o prosperity and civilization is just be ginning to dawn with power upon tin American people. Some ono has ob served that there is no surer hide ; to a country's real character than li to bo found in its public highways This much is true as is known t ( every student of history that Anclen Rome in the days of her splendor depended ponded not alone upon the valor o her arms but the excellence of hei roads as well. If the first were hoi support In time of stress of no lesi Importance were the great well madt highways over which her troops couh march In nil kinds of weather will safety and with celerity. England am Franco each with 30,000,000 of people plo living lu areas not larger that single states of this union are mighty luflnuncos In the world. Thcr.o mil lions , llvo In comfort and order very largely bt'cnuso of the superb roads which nbouut and bind them together an great nntuinl bodies , It Is true here In America thnt every dollnr well spent on the public highways helps most wonderfully In Increasing the wclfnro of sepnrnto communities but tends greatly townrd the unlflca- tlon of the grcnt republic which we love BO well. MISSOURI'S INSURANCE LAW. Although the Missouri state law prohibiting from the state Insurance companies paying any salaries in ex cess of $50,000 , was upheld by the supreme court , that tribunal gave as Its opinion the statement that the legislation was unwise , and recom mended the law's repeal. While such procedure Is rather out of the ordi nary from a court , In this Instance the setting forth of such an opinion seems to bo wholly justified by the situation. Just why an Insnranco company should bo kept out of a state because It was able to employ the brainiest men In , lho country , is not apparent. And that a man capable of handling the affairs of a gigantic Insurance cpmpnny , Involving billions of dollars , ought to be a man worth at least $50- 000 and perhnps more n year , Is self evident. The solons of Missouri did not take nto account the fact that a man's brain can be worth almost an unllni- ted sum , If It delivers the goods. And in shutting out the big com panies , a hardship might very easily je worked upon those citizens who night , for ono reason or another , de sire to buy Insurance from just those companies. That sort of legislation deprives cit- zcns of independence and is going tit .hlngs wrong end to. Charles P. Taft Is going Into farm- ng on a most magnificent scale In Texas. Ho owns an estate of 100,000 acres In the Lone * 3tar state which ic proposes to cultivate as ono huge farm , applying modern business meth ods to the great enterprise ) . He pro poses to raise a diversified crop. A thousand-acre cabbage patch and thousand-acre lots of other vegetables. There are to be great orchards , herds of choice dairy cattle and a mammoth creamery. Railroad tracks will cross the farm and shipments will bo made in carload and even tralnload lots. What Mr. Taft Is doing by hiring an army of farmers the farmers in any locality can do for themselves by com bining and agreeing to raise certain kinds of products. For instance , in potato raising , the market demands certain kinds and demands those un mixed. Even the best mixed varieties are worth from five to ten cents per bushel less than any one of thenl un mixed. Therefore , a group of farm ers In a locality can get a much bet ter price for their potatoes If they will all plant the same kind. The same thing holds true In any farm product. Commission men will pay a higher price if they can get carload or larger lots of the same kind of pro duct in a locality. HENRY II. ROGERS. In the death of Henry H. Rogers , the Standard Oil magnate who died sud denly In New York this week , the country has lost one of Its most fa mous' financiers , one of the most liated and also one of the most be loved of Inen. In New York business circles Rogers was a czar ; In the lit tle town of Falrhaven , Mass. , ho was a good neighbor. The career of this man shows tre mendously what business opportuni ties arc open to the American youth. Questionable methods were used In making the Standard Oil company what It Is , It Is ttue , but the fact that a newsboy could develop Into a man worth from fifty to seventy-five millions of dollars , In ono short life time , is a striking commentary-upon the possibilities presented In this rich land of oppoitunlly. It Is claimed In some quarters that Rogers began luo as a grocer clerk , at $3 per week , Instead of a newsboy , However , that may be , his beginning In life was humblo. Until three or four years ago Mr , Rogers' undertakings wore all attend' ed by brilliant and almost unpreccd onted success. In fact it is almost too much to say that he ever lost his Midas touch , although his huge ex pendlturos upon his tidewater railway during the past few years amount Ing to some forty millions are said to have caused htm worry thnt finally resulted in his breakdown and death Money market conditions were un favorable , the new line traversed n thinly settled territory and depended upon a single Industry for its sue cess. The result was that Rogers wns forced to carry the greatest per tlon of the burden and to carry II longer than he had expected. Mr. Rogers was married twice. He was born In I860 , being 09 years old when he died. In some quarters Rogers , and nol Rockefeller , is credited with the Idee of forming a pool or trust In oil. AROUND TOWN. Got your golf sticks yet ? Probably that Tilden llverynmr didn't realize he was being taken foi i bandit when his touring car broke lown In Norfolk Sunday morning. How's your dandelion patch ? Now's the time to sell September wheat. How'd you lllto to bo n girl graduate about now ? The sweet girl graduate will bo the icxt batter up. The Coney Island press agent cer tainly knows the game. , Whore's that long faced Individual who was forecasting a drouth ? The law was on Herman Bocho's side that tlmo , oven If fhoy did line ilm. Jim Patten scorns to have turned the laugh on Tama Jim in the latter lays of May. Wouldn't It have been cunning If iCormlt could have caught that charg ing hyena In his hands , Instead of killing It ? Probably the Omaha train robbers , when seen whizzing through Norfolk n an automobile early Sunday morn- ; ng , were bound for Sioux City. It's only to bo expected that they have icard of the way the Iladar bank rob- jers have been taken care of over there. A girl who Is engaged to bo married and whoso trousseau Is being made , shouldn't announce that her engage ment has been broken until she's dead sure of It. A Norfolk girl during the past week called off the dressmaker with word that she wasn't going to ho married , after all that the engage ment was broken. Within three days she gave an older to go on with the duds that the engagement was "on" again. OVER NORTHWESTERN PRAIRIES. Carlock , S. D. , is to have a jail. Madison may ask for a Carnegie li brary. The O'Neill Independent was 21 years old last week. f _ _ _ _ _ An Eastern Star lodge has been or ganized at Dallas , S. D. C. A. Jerrard has started the Demo crat , a new paper , at Bassett. The Beemer Times believes that Boomer's plow factory Is now a sure go. Arthur F. Mullen of O'Neill has suc ceeded C. J. Smyth of Omaha as state deputy of the Knights or Columbus. P. L. Wyman , manager of the Brls- tow cheese factory , may interest Bonesteel citizens in a factory at that point. By a vote of 108 to 0 Gregory , S. D. , voted $20,000 bonds , ? 15,000 for a high school building and $5,000 for refundIng - Ing purposes. The Randolph high school won the cup at the Hartlngton field meet , Ilartlngton won second place. In baseball Randolph defeated Crelghton 3 to 1. Bonesteel Pilot : James Dahlman , who was recently re-elected mayor of Omaha by a handsome majority. Is a brother of Mrs. T. J. Thompson of Fairfax. The Wltten 'town lot sale has been postponed from -June 1 to June 3 , on account of the Trlpp county election coming on June 1. The sale Is held at Gregory , S. D. Collins , the newest Trlpp county townslte. is between Wltten and Seller lor on nearly a diiect line , . B. F. Col Hns , J. M. Hackler , Fred Huston and Wlnd&or Doherty are said to be bacli of the new town. W. I. KorUyrlght , editor of the de funct Randolph Reporter , who won fame by editing the Fairfax Sun-Re view from the county jail , was look' ' Ing for a newspaper location in Trlpi county , but failed to find one. .The Colome Times asserts that Co lomo will be a railroad town before snow files. The railroad survey , II declared , passes through Colomo golnj northwest through the John Baudot allotment. The Times says that r visit to Colomo by Contractor Tread way , who built much of the Bonestee' extension , looks like railroad building A supreme court announcemen ! states that the decision Is alllrmed ii the case of II. J. Hoffman against J W. Aller , police Judge of Wayne Hoffman sought to have part of the police court record expunged. This if denied by the court. The record wns made by the judge who had fined r number of persons on a mlsdemeanoi charge. Business Changes In the Northwest. Fred Volberdlng has purchased tin D. J. Brazda grocery stock at WIs ner. ner.W. W. P. Bishop , a Gregory hotel man has sold his cafe to Hocking & Scott but retains the management of the hotel. The Kllgoro State bank , A. G. Holi of Johnstown president , E. R. Gurnoj of Fremont vice president and W. L Dillon cashier , has been Incorporated with $10,000 capital stock and wll open for business Juno 1. About Norfolk. Madison Chronicle : Norfolk hat sidestepped from the camel brigade after a week or two of drouth , and has licensed six or seven thirst em porlums. By ARABELLA JASON. [ Copyrighted , 1003 , by Associated Literary Press. J Aunt Mnry Bpoouor , widow of Dea con Spooner , sat on the veranda of her house In the village of Parkvlllo with sonic sewing on her Inp , when thcro wns n rnttle of wheels In the road , n "Whonl" from a man driving a ono horse wagon , nnd she looked up to catch her breath and exclaim : "Now. then , If that ain't Sum Holt- ford , whom I haven't Been for the last six yenrs , then It must bo Ills twlu brother , though I know lie never hnd nny ! " It wns Gum. He hitched his horse nnd entered the gate , and they word BOOH shaking hands nnd asking about each other's health. A chair was brought out for him , and after some general talk the widow said : "Sam. you are looking worried and troubled , nnd I'm sorry to see It Is there anything on your mind that you want to consult me about ? " "There Is. Mary , " he replied. "That's the reason why I've come over to BCO you after all this time. Yes. I've been worried for n good spell buck nnd hadn't anybody to go to for advice. All at once the other night 1 happened to think of you , and I says to myself , says I , 'Why not go over and see Mary Spooner about it ? ' and that's why I am hero. " "I hope you arc not going to lese your farm on n mortgage. " "No ; nothing of the kind. Mary. I've got to be fifty-five years old. and I've been living alone all these years. I'm the oldest old bachelor In the county. Ten years ago it kinder seemed for nwhlle ns If you and me wns going to mnke n match of it. but It fell through. The deacon came along , and you preferred him to me. I ain't kickIng - Ing about It lie wns n good man. the deacon was , and I wns sorry when 1 heard that you wns loft n wldder. lie's been dead two yenrs or more , but don't think I've come a-courtlng I've got old and shncklety and bald- headed , and I know It would be no use to begin talking about turtle doves to you. " "No , Sam. It wouldn't. " wns the quiet reply as the widow breathed a sigh of relief. "In fact. Mnry. I'm sorter bound to another woman another wldder and I'm not the man to bo cavorting around after two wldder women nt once. She's n woman named Grimes , living about three tulles this side of my farm. She owns what they call.the Plum Tree farm. " ' "Yes ; I know her by sight. So you've fallen In love with her ? " "Y-e-s ; my heart's been n-throbblng for her for the Inst six months. She hain't no great shnkes ns fur ns looks go. nnd I wish her hair wasn't BO red , but she's got a nice farm there. Mary n mighty nice farm and she can cook the best boiled dinner a hungry man ever sat don to. We agree on the Bibleon the best way to smoke hums , oil having wire screens to the winders In summer on everything but one , and that Is what Is bothering tne and why I've come over to see you. " "And what's that. Sum ? " asked the widow. "I popped the question two months ago. but there's another feller did the same thing He's Abe Johnson , a wid ower. He's about my nge and no bet ter looking , and the wldder Is bunging fire us to whether It Is best for her to marry an old bach or nn old widower. She snys she's got to take time 'to think It over. " "And you want to hurry her up ? " "That's just It. Mary. You vttr'e un derstanding the situation right off. Yes , I want to hurry her up , and 1 wnnf the eleclslong be In my favor. ' " .You are a woman'and n wldder. You ought to know what another woman and wldder would do under certain circumstances. " "Perhaps. " was the doubtful reply. "What nre the certain circumstances ? " "Jealousy , Mary Jealousy. I've hud It all planned out for a week past , and I believe that If you will help me I can win out us easy as grease. I take It that Abe and me stand about equal In the Wld.der ( Jrltnes' affections. It's like balancing n stick 'on the top rail of n fence Abe can drive oxen nnd not swear , nnd In case the preacher ain't there he can tuke the leid ; nt a funeral or prayer meeting. I cnn drive a hog out of the garden "without .veil- Ing to be heard a mile away , and I have inn do two speeches on the Fourth of . .Iul.It's . about nn even thing be tween us The wldder Is balancing. She may balance for a year If MMIIP- thing hain't dune. Something Is going to ty done I'm going to appeal to her jealousy I'm going to make her.thlnk she's lost me forever. " "IHtt Just how ? " "That's where you come In. Mnry. You'll set a day. and I'll drive over here and get you. I'll drive you past the farm and back She'll surely see us. She'll see us sorter cuddled up to curb other and talking confidentially. Ulj.'lit In front of her house she'll sec my arm stealing around your walnt. nnd we'll both be looking as happy ns nil outdoors. The demqn of Jealousy , ns jhe.v call It , will bubble up In her heart at once , and she'll feel that she loves me only and must have me or die When I pass for the third time after leaving you home she'll be down to the gnte to stop tne und nay. 'Sam Bottford. you hump yourself and bring D preacher here and marry tnp or I'll nhow you what a desperate woman rando. . ' She'll eay that , Mary , and within two hours she'll be mine. Come , now , wouldn't you tier Jesf llkr that under the HUIIIP clrcunmtuneesV" " 1 1 hardly think so. " replied the woman after u moment' * thought. "But you hain't re-d bended , you eep. and that makes a heap of difference. Mebbe you couldn't be made Jealous , but red headed women und Jealousy go together. Lord , but when lie HCCH my arm stealing around your waist Hho'll grow n fool taller lu a mlultl" "Hut 1 couldn't allow that. Sam. " "Oh. yes , you could , Mary. You'll al low It for old time's sake. Your con science has alwa.VH troubled4 you for the way you throwed mo down , ami I'm telling you that thin In the last chance for mo. If 1 lese the Wldder- Grimes I'm a gone coon , Tim turtle doves will never coo for mo ngnln. " There was more tnlk , nml the Widow Spooner finally gave n doubtful nnel rcltictnnt consent. She warned Sum , however , that ho was taking chances and must put up with consequences. A tiny nnd hour were named for him to drive over again , and he went homo with a smile on his face for thn first time In weeks. When the dny cnmo for him to bend for Pnrkvlllo ngnln ho drove nt a slow pace past the Plum Trco farm. The Widow Grimes wns out nmotiB the cabbages killing slugs. She saw him and waved her hand , but ho look ed Btralght ahead and never stopped. This was to make her wonder what was up. The oilier widow was ready , and In nn hour or so the old whlto horse nnd democrat wagon came trot ting back. The Widow Grimes stood In the open door. They saw that who did. and Sam chuckled and cackled and whispered to his companion : "It's n world beater , Mary. Lean on me us If you loved me half to denthl" Mary leaned , and two minutes later , as they were square lu front of the house , ho said : "Now my arm goes around your waist The Wldder Grimes sees It. Her heels are lifting up. 1 Hasn't look at her. but I know that her face Is as reel ns n beet. The demon has sudden ly appeared , and she's saying to her self that she'll kill any woman thnt tnkes me nwny from her. Lord , Mnry , but I shall bo grateful to you all the rest of my days ! " They drove up the road two miles and then turned about to repeat the performance. This time the Widow Grimes was halfway down to the gate. She pretended to be pulling some weeds out of the bed of pinks , but It was only pretense. She saw the Widow Spooner lean ; she saw nn nrm go nrouml her waist ; Bhe almost licnnl whispers of love as the old wagon creaked along. "Mary Spooner , " said Sam Hottford ns he helped her out of the wagon nt her own gate' , "I'm owing you n debt I cnn never , never pay. You've helped mo through like the good woman you nre. As I drive along back the Wld der Grimes will be at the gate to blow me up , ami after the blowing it will bo the preacher and a marriage. Nobody ever bad such n plan before. It has worked without skipping a cog. Don't you buy no taters this fall. I'll \ sec to it that you have ten bushels to start the winter on yes , ten bushels of tnters nnd n crock of butter. " "And when shnll I know how you cnme out ? " she nsked. "Oh. you'll hear It tnlked of In two or three dnys , and you'll hear thitt we nre off on our wedding tour. Lord , Mary , hasn't It worked beautifully beuu-tl ful-l.v ! " Two hours later , as the Widow Spooner wns eating her supper , she heard the rattle of that democrat wag on ajraln and another "Whoa ! " and went to the door just as Sam ISottford reached the veranda nnd sat down on the steps. "For mercy's sake , but what has happenedV" she exclaimed. "There won't he any wedding ! " re plied n hollow voice. "No ! " "Nor any bridal tour ! " "No ! " "Nor any nothing ! " "Rut why. Sam. why ? " "Hecnu'-e the Wldder Grimes nnd Abe Johnson were married three days ago ! She was down to the gate to tell me nn I drove back and to hope that my health was the same ns tjsuul. " The Widow Spooner turned her bend to hide a smile. " 1 knew It all along , Samsaid , she , "but 1 thought you wouldn't ever be satisfied until you hud tried every way you knew. " Samuel looked at her. Slowly a smile crept over his face. "To tell you the truth , " said he. "I nearly hollered for joy. Mary. " he sold sharply. "Mary , do you want mete to remain an old bachelor ? " And after a little while the Widow Spooner whispered "No. " I On Saving. > } "The late James Molloy. " said n music publisher , "wrote humorous ponas now and then , but It Is as the author of 'Love's Old Sweet Song * thnt he will be remembered. "Yet his humor was good , too brli'ht. ( lean nnd lure. lie liked to make fun of people who lived In the country.I I once heard him say In London to a Devon man : " 'Why do you live in the country , any how1 " 'So us to save 'money , ' wns the reply - ply " 'Are vegetables nnd mill ; nnd meat cheaper1 i " 'They arc. on the contrary , slightly dearer' ' "How do you save , then ? ' " 'No opera. $ . " > 0 n year , No restau rant dinners , $100 n year No theater. . $100 n yenr No tnxlcab fares. $50 a year. No distractions of any kind , $75 a year. ' " 'Look here , ' said Mr. Molloy , 'couldn't you save money If you died1New York Tribune. Information. "Where do nil you Americans live ? " Inquired the European. "About 4,000,000 of us live In Now York , " nnswcred the caustic American , "nnd the rest of us live In caves. " Louisville Courier-Journal , Always there Is a black spot in our /sunshine. It Is the shadow of our- selvtw. Carlyle.