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K. STROTHER, Manager.
Msatinal BaHdina at ArUauton. '
One of the idndly, eaggeetiona in!
President Roosevelt's annual message
what there be constructed at Arling
ton a memorial amphitheater.' an estt(
mate for the " preliminary work oaf
which Is; contained in the report of
the aecretary of war. The Grand
Army of the Republic In its annual
national encampment has recommend
ed sack a structure as necessary for
the appropriate observance of Me
anorial Day and as a fitting monument
to the soldier and sailor dead buried
in the beautiful cemetery, and the
president heartily concurs In the prop
osition. The old soldiers are getting
fewer and feebler, and when they take
part in the Memorial Day exercises,
says the Troy Times, it is right that
they ahould be made as comfortable
as possible. That Is part of the idea
of erecting sach an amphitheater. The
atructure would be still more im
pressive as honoring the dead at Ar
lington. And It would most aptly
aymbollze the reunited nation. Ar
lington itself was formerly the home
iof Gen. Robert E. Lee. the knightly
confederate commander, and in its
won rest not only thousands of union
dead but many who wore the gray and
who afterward served their country
when the call came and was respond
ed to without regard to section or po
litical differences. The Arlington me
morial shoald be erected as soon as
Penalties of Prosperity.
After all Is said it must be conceded
that the apparent disregard for human
life in the United States Is largely a
tribute to progress and to the indus
tries that constitute prosperity. Even
fatal railroad accidents, the largest
Item In the list, cannot be wholly
eliminated, though they can and ought
to be, greatly reduced In number. But,
ays the Indianapolis News, railroad
accidents are only one item in the list
of annual fatalities. There are fatal
accidents in mining, building, manu
facturing and agriculture. They all
claim their victims as a sort of tribute
to progress, though a very costly one.
Carefully compiled statistics show that
in the five great industries of railroad
ing, mining, building, manufacturing
and agriculture no less than 536,165
persons are annually killed or Injured
Sa the United States. This is at the
rate of over one a minute, and It in
cludes only a few of the largest in
dustries. . Few Americana received more
notable marks of respect during their
lifetime than John Hay received dur
ing his, and none has ever been the
.subject of a more Interesting or more
:anusual honor after death than that
which has just been paid to his mem
ory In Philadelphia. In the presence
of Secretary Root, Mr. Hay's suc
cessor, the congregation of Keneseth
Israel dedicated the new stained-glass
window in its synagogue, placed there
in memory of Mr. Hay. No other In
stance is known in which a Gentile
has been thus honored in a Jewish
synagogue; but Mr. Hay's services on
behalf of the Jews at Kishinef, Rus
sia, and his efforts to prevent dis
crimination against Jews in this coun
try, endeared him to the whole race.
The memorial window is an expres
sion of their love and gratitude.
, How deep In the bowels of the earth
must one go to avoid trespassing upon
another's property? That is a ques-
tion which an energetic Jerseyman
proposes to solve. This gentleman
owns land near the terminus of one
of the tunnels being constructed under
the Hudson river, and despite the dis
claimer of the tunnel company bus-'
pects that the bore penetrates his
ground. To settle the matter he in
tends to sink artesian wells on his
premises. He may strike water or he
nay strike the tunnel. In the latter
case he thinks he will have a case
against the tunnel company. And the
latter is of the opinion that there are
other bores than those connecting
KewYork and New Jersey.
It is just 40 years since Prince
Charles of Hohenzollern accepted the
crown of Roumania, which was con
verted into a kingly one after the
principality achieved Its independence;
and the exhibition at Bucharest,
which the king opened in the summer,
was intended to show the immense in
dustrial strides made by the country
under its Hohenzollern ruler. His
heir is his nephew. Prince Ferdinand,
who married Marie, eldest daughter of
the English duke of Edinburgh.
A Connecticut Judge has ruled that
a turtle is not an animal. A compre
hensive knowledge of natural history,
aaya the Boston Transcript, is evident
ly not required for admission to the
bar, at least Connecticut
There are no apples in China be
yond the small crab apples. The com
monest native fruits are the mango,
lichee and mangosteen.
The kaiser Is not vested with the
.veto power, ant he has a good right
, Millions, possibly billions, of sans
aalne In the unmeasured universe, and
the one nearest to our sun is about
itweaty-tve trillion miles distant If it
(were possible to go there on aa air
ehip averaging a mile a minute, day
and night, the journey would require
la a training' school for ele-
at Apt. in the Kongo state.
2t elephants are taking teasoen,
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CHAPTER XVI. Continued.
' "I owe a lot to yon, Matt, he plead
ed. "But I've done you a great many
favors, haven't I?"
"That you have. Bob." I cordially
agreed. "But this isn't a favor. It's
"Ton mustn't ask It, Blacklock," he
cried. "I've loaned yon more money
now than the law allowa. And I can't
let you have any more."
"Some one haa been lying to yon.
and you've been believing him." said
r "When I aav mv reuneat isn't a
favor, but business. I'meaa it"
"I can't let you have any more." he
repeated. -I cant!" And down came
his fist in a weak-violent gesture.
I leaned forward and laid my hand
atrongly on hie arm.
"In addition to the stock of this con
cern that I hold In my own name."
said I. "I hold five shares in the name
of a man whom nobody knowa that 1
even know. If you don't let me have
the money, that man goes to the dis
trict attorney with Information that
lands you In the penitentiary, that
puts your company out of business
and into bankruptcy before k to-morrow
noon. I aaved you three years ago.
and got yon this job against jnst such
an emergency aa this. Bob Corey,
And, by God, you'll toe the mark!"
"But we haven't done anything that
every bank in town doesn't do every
daydoesn't have to do. If we didn't
lend money to dummy borrowers and
over-certify accounts, our customers
would go where they could get accom
modations." "That's tree enough." said I. "But
I'm In n position for the moment
where I need my friends and they've
got to come to me. If I don't get the
money from you. 111 get it elsewhere
but over the cliff with you and your
bank! The laws you've been violat
ing may be bad for the practical bank
ing business, but the're mighty good
for punishing ingratitude and treach
ery.' He sat there, yellow and pinched,
and shivered every now and then. He
made no reply.
Presently I shook his arm impatient
ly. His eyes met mine, and I fixed
"I'm going to pull through," said L
"But if I weren't, I'd see to it that yon
were protected. Come, what's your
answer? Friend or traitor?"
"Can't you give me any security
"No more than I took from you
when I saved yon as you were going
down with the rest in the Dumont
smash. My word that's all. I bor
row on the same terms you've given
me before, the same you're giving four
of your heaviest borrowers right now."
He winced as I thus reminded him
how minute my knowledge was of the
workings of his bank.
"I didn't think this of you. Matt"
he whined. "I believed you above
such hold-up methods."
"I suit my methods to the men I'm
dealing with," was my answer. "These
fellows are trying to push me off the
life raft I fight with every weapon I
can lay hands on. And 1 know as well
aa you do that If you get into serious
trouble through this loan, at least five
men we could both name would have
to step in and save the bank and cover
up the scandal. You11 blackmail
them; just as you've blackmailed them
before, and they you. Blackmail's a
legitimate part of the game. Nobody
appreciates that better than you." It
waa no time for the smug hypocrisies
under which we people down town
usually conduct our business just
as the desperadoes used to patrol the
highways disguised as peaceful mer
chanta. "Send round in the morning and get
the money," said he, putting on a re
signed, hopeless look.
I laughed. "Ill feel easier if I take
it now," I replied. "Well fix up the
notes and checks at once."
He reddened, but after a brief hesi
tation busied himself. When the
papers were all made up and signed,
and I had the certified checks in my
pocket I said: "Wait here. Bob. un
til the National Industrial people call
you up. Ill ask them to do it so they
can get your personal assurance that
everything's all right And I'll stop
there until they tell me they've talked
"But it's too late." he said. "Ton
can't deposit to-day."
"I've made special arrangements
with them." I replied.
His face betrayed him. I saw that
at no stage of that proceeding had 1
been wiser than in shutting off hla
last chance to evade. What scheme
he had In mind I don't know, and can't
imagine. But he had thought out
something, probably something fool
ish that would have given me trouble
without saving him. A foolish man
in a tight place la aa foolish aa ever,
and Corey was a foolish man only a
fool commits crimes that put him in
the power of others. The crimes of
the really big captains of industry and
generals of finance are of the kind
that puta others in their power
"Buck up, Corey," said L "Bo yon
think I'm the man to shut a friend in
the hold of a sinking ship? ' Tell me,
who told yon 1 was short on textile?"
"One of my men," he slowly replied,
aa he braced himself together.
"Which one? Who?" I persisted.
For I wanted to know jnst how far
the newa waa likely to spread.
He seemed to be thinking oat a lie.
"The truth!" I commanded. "1
know, it couldn't have been one of
your men. Who was It? Ill not give
"It was Tom Langdon," he laally
I checked aa exclamation of
lent. I had been assuming that 1
had .been betrayed by some one of
those tiny mischances that so often
throw the best plana into confusion.
"Tom Langdon." I aaid satirically.
"It waa he that warned yon against
"It waa a friendly act" aaid Corey.
"He and I are very intimate. And he
doesn't know how close you and I
"Suggested that you call my loana.
did he?" I went on.
"Ton mustn't blame him, BlacUock';
really you mustn't," said Corey ear
nestly, for he was a pretty good friend
to those he liked, aa friendship goes
in finance. "He happened to near."" "-". w , mm,. u-
Yon know the Langdona keep a sharp
watch on operationa In their stock.
And he dropped in to warn me aa a
friend. You'd do the same thing In
the same circumstances. He didn't
say a word about my' calling .your
loana. I to be frank I instantly
thought of it myself. I intended to do
it when yon came, but" a aickly
smile "you anticipated me."
"I understand." aaid I good-hu-moredly.
"I don't blame him." And i
After I had completed my bnalneas
at the National Industrial. I went back
to my office and gathered together the
threads of my web of defense. Then
I wrote and sent out to all my newa
papers and all my agents a broadside
against the management of the textile
trust it would be published in the
morning, in good time for the opening
of the stock exchange. Before the
first quotation of textile could be made
thousands on thousanda of investors
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I TOOK IT AS THOUGH I WERE AFRAID
and speculators throughout the coun
try would have read f myletter, would
be believing that Matthew 'Blaektock
had detected the textile trust In n
stock-jobbing swindle, and had
promptly turned against it preferring
to keep faith with his customers and
with the public. Aa I read over my
pronundamiento aloud before sending
it out, I found in it n note of confi
dence that cheered me mightily. "I'm
even stronger than I thought" said
I. And I felt stronger still aa 4 went
.on to picture the thousands on thou
sands throughout the land rallying nt
my call to give battle.
ANITA BEGINS TO BE HERSELF.
I had asked Sam Ellersly to dine
with me; so preoccupied wan I that
not until ten minutes before the hour
set did he come into my mind he or
any of hla family, even hla sinter. My
first Impulse waa. to aend word that
I couldn't keep the engagement "But
I must dine somewhere," I reflected,
"and there'a no reason why I shouldn't
dine with him. aince Fve done every
thing that cnn.be done." In my office
8uite I haa.hbathand dressing-room,
with n complete wardrobe. Thus, by
hurrying n Utile over my toilet and by
making my chauffeur crowd the apeed
limit .1 waa nt Delmonico's .only
twenty minutes late.
Sam, who had been late also, an
usual, waa having a cocktail and waa
ordering the dinner. I amoked n cig
arette and watched him. At business
or at anything serious his mind waa
all but useless; but at ordering dinner
and things of that sort he shone.
Those small accomplishments of his
had often moved me to n sort of
pitying contempt aa If one aaw a man
of talent devoting himself to-engrav
ing the Lord's Prayer on gojd dollars.
That evening, however, aa I saw how
comfortable and contented he looked,
with not n care, in the world; nlnoe he
was to have n good dinner and n good
cigar afterward; aa I aaw how much
genuine pleasure he waa getting out
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4. of feiecjiag the wishes and giving, tbe
"Ton muat come over to my rooms
after dinner, and give me some
munic," I said.
"Tnanka-'ae- repUedT "bntf I've
promised ton aonwrand.play bridge.
Mother's got n few in to' dinner, and
.more are coming afterward, 1 believe.
4 "Then 111 owJth yon,,and talk.fo
your sister she doesn't play."
: He glanced at me in a way that
made ae pans my hand over my face.
1 jearnea at least pan 01 u na
for my feeling at disadvantage before
him. I had forgotten to shave, and
aa my beard la heavy and black it haa
to be looked after twice a day. "Oh,
I canNatop at my rooms and get my
face Into condition In a few minutes,"
"And put on evening dress, too," he
suggested. "Ton wouldn't want Xo go
in a dinner jacket"
I can't say why this waa the "last
atraw," but it was.
""Botherl'enld'I, my common sense
'smashing the spell of snobbishness
that had begun to reassert itself as
soon aa I got into hla unnatural un
healthy atmosphere. "Ill go aa I am,
beard and all. I only make myself
ridiculous, trying to be a sheep. I'm
a goat, and a goat 111 stay."
t "u,m ,IMO """"" I""
thing doing down town to-day, eh?"
A sharpness in his voice and in hla
eyes, too, made me put my mind on
him mere closely, and then I saw what
I ahould have seen before that he
waa moody and slightly distant
"Seen Tom Langdon this' after
noon?" I asked carelessly.
He colored. "Tea had lunch with
him." was his answer.
I smiled for his benefit "Ann!"
thought I. "So Tom Langdon has
been fool enough to take this paroquet
into hla confidence." Then' I said to
him: "Is Tom making the rounds,
warnlag the rats to leave the ainking
"What do yon mean. Mutt?" he de
manded, aa if I had accused him.
I looked steadily at him. and I imag
ine my unshaven jaw did not make
my aspect alluring.
"What did Tom nay about me?" 1
"Oh, almost nothing. We were talk
THE SPELL WOULD BE
ing chiefly of of club matters,"' he
answered, in n fair.Jmitation of hla
usual offhand manner.
"When does my name coma up
there?" I said.
He flushed and shifted. "I waa just
about to teU you," he stammered. "But
perhaps yon know?"
"That Hasn't Tom told you? He
haa withdrawn aad you'll have to
get another second If you think
that is unless you I suppose you'd
have told me, If you'd changed your
Since, I had become so deeply inter
ested In Anltn, my ambition ambi
tion! to join the Travelers had all
but dropped out of my mind.
"I had forgotten about if said I.
"But new that yon remind me, 1
want my name withdrawn. It waa a
passing fancy. It waa part and parcel
of n lot of damn foolishness I've been
indulging in for the last few months.
But I've come to my senses and it's
me to the wild,' where I belong, Sam
my, from this time on." ,
He looked tremendously relieved,
aad a little, puasled. too. I thought 1
waa reading him like an fHuminated
aign. "He'a eager to keep friends
with me." thought I. "until he's abso
lutely sure there'a nothing more in it
for him and his people." And that
guess waa n pretty good one. It is not
to the discredit of my shrewdness
that I didn't aee It waa not hope, but
fear, that made him try to placate me.
then what the Langdona haa done. But
Sammy waa saying. In his frlendU-
"What's the matter, old man?
You're sour to-night" . . .
"Never In n better humor," 1 as
sured him. and aa I spoke the words
they came true. What I had been say
ing about the Travelers and all it rep
resented ail the snobbery, and amirk
ing, and rotten pretense my final and
absolute renunciation of it nil acted
on me aa I've seen religion act on
the' feUowBthat used to go up to the
mourners' beach nt the revivals. 1
felt as If I
the parlar of a diva ami it
ofGod'sheavea,. . r...- :. .2 :
I triped the bill, and we went afeot
up'theavenue. 'Sana! as I. saw with aa
good deal of ajaasement waa trying'
to devise some aubtle, tactful way. of
attaching his poor, clumsy little suction-pump,
to the well' of, my secret
thoughts; -T. '
"What Is it .Sammy?: said I at
"What "do you want to know
you're afraid to ask me?"'
"Nothing," he said hastily. Ta
only a bit worried about about you
and textile. Matt" this in the ton
of deep emotion we reserve for the
attempt to lure frlenda into confidinc
that about themselves which will give
us the opportunity to pity them, and,
if necessary, to aheer off from them
"Matt, I do nope yon haven't bean
.hurt hit?" ...
"Not yet" anld I eaaUy. "Dry yoat
tears and put away your black clothes.
Tour friend, Tom Langdon, waa a lit:
"rmafrald -I've 'given yon 'a false
impression," Sam continued, with aa
overeagemeaa to convince me that did
not attract my attention nt the time.
"Tom merely aaid. 'I hear Blaektock
la loaded up with textile shorta.'
that waa all. A careless remark. I
really didn't think of it again until 1
saw yon looking so black and glum."
That seemed natural enough, so 1
changed the subject As we entered
hla house, I said:
"111 not go up to the drawing-room.
Make my excuses to your mother,
will yon? Ill turn Into the little
smoking-room here. Tell your sister
aad'aay I'm going to atop only n mo
ment" Sam had just left me when the ant
ler came. "Mr. Ball I think that wan
the name, sir wishes to speak to yon
on the telephone."
I had given Enerslyn aa one of the
places at which I might be found,
ahould it be necessary to consult ma
I followed the butler to the telephone
closet under the main stairway. An
soon aa Ball made sure it was I, ha
"Ill use the code words. I've just
seen Fearless, an yon told 'me to."
Fearless that waa Mitchell, my spy
in the employ of Tavistock, who waa
my principal rival in the business of
confidential brokerage for the high
financiers. "Tea," said L "What does
"There has been a great deal of
heavy buying for n month past"
Then -my dread was well founded
textiles were to" be deliberately rock
eted. "Who'a been doing it?" I asked.
"He found out only this afternoon.
It'a been kept unusually dark. It"
"Who? Who?" I demanded.
"Intrepid," he answered.
Intrepid that la. Langdon Mow
The whole thing was planned cam -
fully." continued Bsil. "and is coming
off according to schedule. Fearless
overheard n final message Intrepid'a
brother brought from him to-day."
So it was no mischance it waa an
assassination. Mowbray Langdon had
stabbed me in the back and fled.
"Did you hear what I said?" asked
Ball. "Is that yon."
"Yes," I repUed.
"Oh," came In n relieved tone from
the other end of the wire.- "You were
so long in answering that I thought
I'd been cut off. Any Instructions?"
"No, said L "Good-by."
I heard, him ring off, but I sat there
for several minutes, the receiver stiM
to my ear. I waa muttering: "Lang
don, Langdon why why why?"
again and again. Why had he turned
against me? Why had he plotted to
destroy me one of those plots so fre
quent In Wail street where the assas
sin steals up, delivers the mortal blow,
and steals away without ever being
detected or even suspected? I saw
the whole plot now 1 understood Tom
Langdon's activities. I recalled Mow
bray Langdon'a curioua phrases and
looks and tones. But wny wny
why? How was I in his wny?
It was all dark to me pitch-dark.
I returned to the smoking-room, light
ed n cigar, ant fumbling nt the new
situation. I was In no worse plight
than before what did it matter who
was attacking me? In the dream-
an MAvlAa MtntA nuAW A0m&Tt19
me as easily aa a Langdon. Still,
Ball's news seemed to take away my
oonrace. I reminded myself that 1.
was used to treachery of this sort,
that I deserved what I was getting he
cause I had. like a fool, dropped my
guard In the fight that la alwaya on
every-man-foHiimself. But I remind
ed myself in vain. Langdon's smiling
treachery made me heart-sick.
Soon Anita appeared preceded and
heralded by a faint rustling from soft
and clinging skirts, that v swept my
nervea like n love-tune.
I think my torment muat have some
how penetrated to her. For she was
sweet and friendly and she could not
have hurt me worse! If I had fol
lowed my Impulse I should have fallen
at her feet and buried my face, scorch
ing, in the folds of that pale blue,
faintly-shimmering robe of hers.
"Do throw away that huge, hideous
dgar," she said, laughing. And she
took two cigarettes from the box, put
both between her lips, lit them, held
one toward me. I looked at her face,
and along her smooth., bare, out
stretched arm, and nt the pink. Blen
der fingers holding the dgarette. I
took it aa if I were afraid the speU
would be broken, should my fingers
touch hers. Afraid that's it! That's
why I didn't pour out all that waa la
mx.heart I deserved to lose her.
"I'm taking you away from " the
others." I said. We could hear the
murmur of many voices and of musia
(To be Continued.)
The Allahabad Pioneer quotes na
East Indian doctor's death certificate:
"I am of mind that he died for want ef
foodings. or on account of starvattoa.
Maybe also for other things of am
comfortables, aad moat probably ha
died of drowsing." It to a careful,
omnibus opinion, and reada like a
weather prediction that cannot mint
and runs the whole gamut cf meteore
logical possibilities. N. Y. Tribune.
Miss Anteek If you were me would
yon marry n man who proposed to yoa
Miss Pert Yes. and I'd catch the
next train in order to meet him half
way. Chicago Record-Herald.
Why TKm Are N. Mmi
FAMUl wiuiAifsr: UgSSON
la Time ef Adversity He Get to Un
derstand Whe Ware His Real
Friends PraapsHty in Mann
(Csnyright 19M. by Alfred C. Clark.)
"What y got there. Sis?" Inquired
Farmer Williams, aa he kicked off hlr
felt hoota and set them carefully be
hind the stove to dry. "That's what
I thought It looked like, one of them
there Chicago catylogs, though I hain't
seen one cleat fer quite n few yeara
back. Me an' your ma ust to buy
mighty, nigh everthiag we used out
of them catyloga when we first-come
to Kansas. Land sakee. I have to
laugh now sometimes when I think of
the way we would git ketched onct in
awhile. They'a some cheap things in
them catyloga, an' then agin they'a n
lot t ain't so cheap. Y never kin
ten till they come, an then It's too
late to send 'em back. But aa I was
a savin', we hain't bought nothln' out
of n catylog fer a right smart o years
now, an- the way It come about I had
as well tell y cause I don't think
y really remember much about It
"When we come to Kansas long In
thenrst of the '80s we got atong right
wen. We was able to pay cash fer
what we got and we got the money
fer everything we sold. We was pay
in' out on the place right along; crops
was puty good an' we was n feelin'
like the Lord was n smilln on our
efforts, and the happy home
dreamed about when we first got
Tied waa in sight
But they come n change In Kansas
long in the last half of the '80's.
Times got hard and kep n gittin'
tighter. Four straight years It was
so .dry y had to soak the hogs afore
they'd hold awill though I will say
they was some extry reason on ac
count of the awill bein so thin wheat
jest died in the ground fer want of
rain, and the hot winds biled the ever-
laatin' sap out of the corn. They
wasnt no pasture, no nothing. Yon
can know we was n feelin party blue
about that time, but we was young
and strong, and thought with the
chickens an hogs we could git through
"Then one day you got to complain
In and lookin' so thin It worried us.
Your ma Is a mlddlin' good doctor,
take it all around, but nothing she
stAtilA vPsIvibV' fan rm WAn av nvwul
. WelL yon kep. a g,. pmdlIer ud
plndlier, tin yon got so st y wouldn't
Jo nothln' but set !n a chair by the
kitchen stove, wrapped in your ma's
old shawl, an' you looked so pitiful
hat we made up our minds to have
the doctor, even if It took th' last
chicken on the place.
Well, he come,
and after he'd looked at yon awhile
an felt your pulse, he shet his watch
jp with a snap, an' says, quiet like:
"Better fix up a warm place fer her
ai the front room, don't have too much
light nor any drafts to strike her.'
Then we knowed -it wan't no smaU
sickness we had to fight, an' when we
got you fixed up in bed I follered Doc
out on the porch an' I says: WelI,
Doc. sez I. 'what's the matter with
our little girir
" 'I don't want to skeer ye, Mr. Wil
liams,' says he, 'but I'm afraid ahe's
In for a siege of typhoid fever.'
"WeU, after he was gone I went out
In the kitchen an told your ma, but
she says, brave as kin be: 'Well, Ezra,
if the Lord has seen fit to put that
much more on our load we must bear
up an' fight it out doin our duty the
best we kin, leavin the rest to him.'
An' I thought so too. So we jest kep'
our 'hearts brave an' done what
seemed right t do.
"The hardest thing was to figure out
where f git the medicine, an' fruit
an' dainty things your sickness called
"Why Cerfnlee, Mr. Williams, Jest
, Let Us Knew What You Want"
for. We hadn't been tradin much
with the ' stores In Huston, buyra
mostly from the catylog folks y know,
an so we didn't have any credit there
to speak of. But I went f Foster, th
druggist, an' I told him how things
was. I dldnt have no money f pay
fer, th. medicine nn' things, an' the
prospects fer the next year was as
poor er poorer than th' last
"'Why cerfnlee, Mr. Williams,' he
says, 'jest let us know what yon want
an' weU carry yon along tin times
come better fer yon. We're all tit
tight pinch now, but if we hang t'geth
er things is ail goln to come oat right
One and the Other.
hi. Jigley I have met two women
to-day whom I consider positively the
queens of their respective types of
Miss Bhmdlcy Ah, then the other
Not Even at the Post
"Ever bet on a horse?"
"Yes; I bet on a dark horse once."
"Did he win?"
"Win! H never ?ot out of the sta-hte.-
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suffer if I kin help
"Well, It was the
HarloWa. grocery, an th
everywhere In th town. Terfnlee.
Mr. Willisana, wall sea y through aa
this. It made me feel mean aa' small
some way, though I dont know why.
An' oft en when they'd pat In. a few,
oranges' or aomethln' like that anym'
ia-a pologla1n' sort of way. Tittle
somethin' far th' sick baby. Williams,'
why somehow It made a hard lump
come up in my throat, an' I had a
queer feelia' in my eyes, kinder achy
like, y know.-
"WeU. to be short about it fer eight
weeks yon kep' a gittin' weaker an
weaker, an' we kep n feelin' more 'n'
more hopeless. It waa a and Christ
mas la our home that year. Your ma
waa jest wore oat with wntchln an'
tryfa to do her work between tlmea.
an' I was so nigh sick with trouble an
discouragement 't I net to go around
by the barn an' jest cry like n baby.
But I never let on to your ma though,
ner she f me. We tried f encourage
each other though we knowed in our
hearts 't all our cheerful words was
lies, an' each one knowed the other
knowed it too.
"Well, jest th' night before New
Years Doc called us outside your
room. Oh, how my heart sunk then!
'I don't want to hold out any false
hopes to you people, he saya, hnt I
think with proper care from now on.
your little girl la goln t' git welL
Elsie, it seemed jest like n ton of
hay had been lifted off my chest right
there. Aa fer your ma, why she jest
busted down an' cried as hard as she
could. After Doc waa gone we went
out to the kitchen an' kneeled down
right there aa thanked God fer the
most glorious New Year's gift he ever
give f anybody in th world the
health of our baby girt. You know
your jpa ain't no ranter er shouter;
yer ma'beln a Baptist has furnished
most of th' rliglon fer our house, but
jest then I seen how it was that they
cornea times in people's. Uvea when
I they've jest got to' have somethin
bigger an greater than anything 'hu
man f turn to with n great joy er a
"WeU, It was a long time yet before
you was strong enough t play oat
doors, an' it was a hard winter. I
burned every post of the fence around
the south eighty fer firewood afore
it was over. But it seemed like we
had so much t' be thankful fer that
we wa3 strong t care fer any any of
th smaller troubles that we come
"It really hain't so bad to look back
at It now after th' trouble Is over, but
them hard years In Kansas drove
nearly all our neighbors t give up
their land an move away, broke in
hopes an' pocketbook. Them of us as
stayed Is party wen fixed now, but
we fit fer everything we got an It
bard, too. An. O, yes, about th caty
logs. Well after yon was weU an
things begun t take n turn fer th
better, one night ma brought out that
Chicago book an' laid it on the kitch
en table an' says: 'Esry, what do yon
want f do with this? An' I sea: Les
burn it' An your ma sea: 'Jest what
I waa thlnkin. too. An so wa did
burn it nn' what's more, we ain't
never had one In th house since, an
we never send away fer anything we
can git nt any of the stores In Huston,
'cause we want to deal with them as
has an Int'rest In the country wa live
In, aa In na people that live clout by.
"Why, yon needn't of put yours in
th' stove, too. Elsie. I didn't maaa
yes. I don't know but what lt'a jest aa
weU y done it after alL"
Folk Denounces Mail-Order Idea.
Addressli.g a meeting of retail mer
chants in Jefferson dty recently. Gov
ernor Folk, of Missouri, said:
"We are proud of our aplendid
dties, and we want to Increase wealth
and population, and we also want oar
country towns to grow. We wish the
dty merchants to build up, hut we'
also desire the country merchants to
prosper. I do not believe In the mail
order dtiaen. If a place la good
enough for n man to Bve in nnd to
make his money In. ita good enough
for him to spend his money In.
"No merchant can succeed without
advertising In one wny or another.'
Patronize your town pnpera, build
them up, nnd they wm build the town
up la Increased trade aad greater op
portunities. Do not be afraid that
business is geing to be hurt by the re
cent 'exposures trf TTinnjdoInc la the
Mixture ef Many Nations.
Louis N. Pnrher. the
bora la Fran
hla first laaguage waa Italian
educated ha Germany.
Correspondent It's a safe guess.
senator, iaat It that a fairly decent
rate biU win pass? f
Eminent Statesman O. yea; if.
safe enough guess, tut I wouldn't con
sider it n safe gamble
Nave. A chang
Ala't yon afraid
Stella Lite I'm
afraid ef my
same thine nt
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