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Burton II. Barnes, a wealthy American
touring Corsica, rescues the young Eng
lish lieutenant. Edward Gerard Anstruth
er. ar.l his Corsica bride. Marina,
daughter of the PaoUs. from the mur
derous nJptta, understanding that his
Teward is to be the hand of the girl he
loves. Enid Anstruther. sister of the Eng
lish lieutenant. The four fly from AJac
cio to Marseilles on board the French
steamer Const an tine. The vendetta pur
sues and as the quartet are about to
Itoard t!:- train for London at Marseilles.
Marina is handed a mysterious note
w iiich causes her to collapse and necessi
tates a postponement of the journey.
Karnes j?t5 part jof the mysterious note
and re'-ivs letters which inform him
that he is marked by the vendetta. K;
employs an American detective and plans
to beat tiic vendetta at their own game.
Kor the- urpose of securing the safety
r the wotutn Barnes arranges to have
I-adv Chart ris lease a secluded villa at
Nice to which the party is to be taken
In a vaclit. Suspicion Is ensated that
Marina is, in league with the Corslcans.
A man. believed to be Corregio Uanella.
is seen passing the house and Marina is
thought to have given him a sign. Ma
rina refuses to explain to Barnes which
fact ad.Ls to his latent suspicions. Barnes
plans for the safety of the party are
learned bv the Corslcans. The carriage
can-vim: their party to the local landing
is follow i by two men. One of the
horsemen is supposed to be Correglo.
They try to murder the American. The
-ook on tlie yacht a Frenchman i su
peetvd f complicity in the plot. The
party anchors at St. Tropez.
CHAPTER V. Continued.
Rut a few minutes after. Barnes sud
denly remarks that he wants some
more cartridges -for his pistols, and
obtaining the cutter, is rapidly rowed
to the landing and disappears in the
sixteenth century architecture of the
Consequently, when Marina and Enid
come on deck, the latter discovers her
swain is absent and, being now in
clined to find fault with her gallant,
pouts mentally: "Burton might have
.asked if I'd like a run on shore also."
But both boats being now at the
landing, the ladies are compelled to
spend their time rather monotonously
looking at the picturesque little port,
.'though Marina does little of this. The
very sight of France seems in some
. occult manner to affright the beauti
ful woman as she leaas upon her hus
band's arm. To him she whispers,
nervously: "Will we set to Nice to
day?'' "Not with this wind. remarks Ed-
win. To this he adds, suddenly: "Dear
one. you seem afraid of that place."
"Not while I have you by my side,"
' she answers, ambiguously; and clings
more tightly to Ms arm.
During this. Miss Anstruther. rather
moodily with a marine glass inspects
the neighboring fishing boats in the
roadstead, seme of these seagoing
craft. Among them is (.one whose
graceful lateen rig attracts the Eng
lish girl's attention. Having little
else to do, the young lady several
times puts her binocular upon the
lateen rigged fishing boat, and in the
. course of two hours' weary waiting,
becomes quite familiar with its grace
ful outlines and rig.
About this time Barnes returns in
the cutter and is not overgraciously
welcomed by his fiancee, who, though
generally level-headed, has now nursed
the slight that she conceives her love
and trust had received yesterday, into
a "fervid jealousy i nder which each un
intentional omission of service in her
betrothed is an additional offense.
Together they pass a tiresome hour
till Leboeuf makes his. appearance in
, the dingy.
"Why" in the dickens weren't you off
before?" Anstruther calls out to the
cook; and the great culinary artist
ascenas me sme laauer jabbering an
almost piteous tale of the difficulty of
obtaining ice, fresh meats and veg
etables at this time of the evening in
this dead and alive town. "But I am
happy to' say," he favors the ladies
with an effusive bow. "I have obtained
zat which under my art vil become
meals worthy of even zeir attention
for several days." '
To this Edwin gives slight heed. He
is in a hurry to .make an offing before
darkness sets in, and already has the
dingy hoisted np. has broken ground
with his anchor and the Seagull is un
As they round the Cap des Salins,
Enid, who is still using the marine
glass, though it is now growing dusk,
notices that the lateen-rigged fishing
boat has hoisted sail also, and appar
ently being a very swift craft, is fol
lowing them rapidly.
That evening. Monsieur Leboeuf sus
tains his reputation as a culinary
artist. In addition, he has obtained
some beautiful violets and graciously
stepped in himself from his galley to
arrange them with Gallic taste artisti
cally on the dining-room table in the
little salon. During this, the petite
cook, being a dark-eyed, romantic and
ferocious looking little fellow, attracts
very favorable attention from the
Miss Anstruther, conversing with
her swain, has graduated from aggres
sive vivacity during soup and fish to
a coldness at dessert, equaling the ices
she is eating. '
Fortunately Barnes is too occupied
with certain mental calculations and
considerations to give great heed to
his sweetheart's eccentric attacks,
though in a dejected, abstraqted way
he feels them. He is cogitating: "How
shall we best make Johnny Crapeau
innoxious?" -for several occurrences
ashore have made him exceedingly
suspicious of Monsieur Leboeuf.
Cigars end this almost uncanny feast
the American goes on deck to smoke
his and Edwin, paling a big Imperial,
relieves the mate in his charge of the
As Cor the ladies, they retire early,
and awake the next morning to lad
the vessel floating midway between
the picturesque cliffs of Moate Carlo,
that are hazy ia the distance, aad the
snountaias of aorthera Corsica, jast a
little to thenoutheaat
After breakfast, af which everybody
eats so little that Monsieur Leboeuf,
gazing upon the untouched viands,
utters a snort of rage. Finding his
lady love still cool to him, Mr. Barnes,
in very desperation, goes to shooting
The crew, anxious to see his skill,
toss bottles into the air and throw up
potatoes for his unerring bullets, and
every time the American puts a pellet
into one of -them he wishes sardonical
ly it was the heart of Cipriano Danella.
This seems to make his aim very true,
and his success is so astounding that
the crew raise a cheer as he puts one
bullet through two potatoes thrown
into the air at the same time as 'they
cross each other in their flight.
The reports of his pistol floating
over the placid water reach a consid
erable distance. At all events, they
and the cheer excite some comment on
a little felucca that has been sailing
an almost parallel -course; apparently
a very fast craft, it draws somewhat
Attracted by this, Enid turns her
sharp eyes from the pistol shooting
she has been watching languidly and
suddenly exclaims: "Why, it's the
'lateen-rigged fishing boat we saw in
the harbor of St. Tropez yesterday
"Are you sure?" asks Barnes, with
some concern in his tone, as he ceases
his target practice.
"Certain." replies Edwin, who has
put his sailor eyes upon the craft.
"That felucca's got a peculiar cant to
her mainsail I'd know anywhere" To
this he adds: "I wonder where's she
bound, to the sardine fishing off Cape
At this information the American
gazes very unpleasantly toward the lit-
'I Have Obtained Zat Which Under My Art Vil Become Meals Worthy of
Even Zeir Attention for Several Daya," "
tie cook, who is perched forward beat
ing some eggs and enjoying the exhibi
tion of marksmanship. Soon after he
calls Enid to him and suggests: "You
used to do pretty well with the pistol
yourself, young lady, at Monte Carlo
-you recollect?" He reloads his re
volver and places it in her hand."
"After your exhibition I should make
myself a laughing stock to the crew,"
she dissents, coldly.
"You may need to use this weapon
some day," he says almost sadly, "and
when you do "
"Oh. you want me to murder some
body," she answers, almost frivolous
ly; and the young lady carelessly
bangs about with the weapon, making
some good practice on a floating bot
tle. Suddenly she notes that it is the
very pistol that, in Monte Carlo in his
efforts to win her-heart, her Burton
has taught her to use. At the tender
memories of that blessed time her
hand trembles, she misses an easy
shot or two, passes him the revolver
and wanders sorrowfully toward the
taffrail. Her beautiful eyes fill with
Barnes begins to watch like a cat
the French cook, who is now cheerful
ly making a ragout for the crew's sup
per. The party in the cabin dine both
gentlemen now apparently with some
weighty matter on their minds. His
wife hears Edwin whisper to the
American as they go on deck from the
dining-table: "I'll take a look for the
felucca the beggars came about as
soon as we did off Cape Corso."
- Anything that suggests danger to
the man-of her heart .causes Marina
About four o'clock la the moraiag.'
he having been relieved by the mate,
she hears her husband descend the
compaaioaway to the little salon. He
is about to eater her stateroom when
: footfall is heard upon the coav
laader aad the Americaa says
"Come om dec MwtSiaat Infernal
felucca is still dogging us. I have dis
covered the villain ttgaalfaa; her. We
mast act at once!" "'-
-The footsteps of the two mam Indi
cate that they TapMly ascend 'to the
deck. There is some danger on heard
danger for . her - hashaad. Marina,
throwing on a -lace wrapper, steps lato
There another lightly clothed young
'lady meets her. "Did yoa' hear them r
asks Miss Anstrathar, la a cisplag
breath. There is pern to those we
love on deck."
Then the two glide, with, light feet
to the gloom above.
In the cookhouse, Baraes aad Edwia
are confronting the little Freachmaa
who, seated upon his galley chest. Is
utteriag cries of affright, for the stal
wart sailor with a marlinspike la his
hand and Barnes with his pistol ready
have unpleasantly aad abruptly dis
turbed his slumbers.
"Messieurs, I am innocent as a babe
unborn! "stammers the affrighted dish
"Innocent!" snarls the Americaa,
"when you left your galley Ire un
banked against orders; aad your port
hole open so that this red light would
indicate our course to that fishing boat
that has dogged us every tack from St.
"Innocent! snarls the American,
"when you went on shore at that port
to get ice and sent a telegram to Mar
seilles, and then lingered there, pre
tending to buy vegetables till a wire
could be received from that devil Da
nella. The only .question, Edwin, is
shall we put him ashore or throw him
Leboeuf utters a faint shriek: "As
sassinat!" It is answered. Two lovely crea
tures in exquisite dishabille fly in.
One cries, excitedly: "For the love of
the Virgin, spare him!"
The other implores: "For heaven's
sake, don't kill the cook!"
But both stand between marliaspike
and pistol and the threatened French
man. CHAPTER VI.
Lady Chartris New Suitor.
"Ciel, you speak my language," ejac
ulates Leboeuf. in mixed English and
French, knocking over some pans and
kettles and. sinking on his knees be
fore the beautiful beings who defend
him. "Tell yon-seee Aaglals, who can
not understand my explanazion, zat I
am no traitor, zat I am cook and noth
ing else!" he cries to Marina. "Have
I poisoned anyone? Diable, no. my
salads were marvelous; my entrees
gave no indigestion. Zen why do zeses
men threaten me with death?"
"See if you cannot get out of the j
beggar some logical explanation of his
peculiar conduct," mutters Edwin,
"You1 have frightened the poor man
so he cannot make you understand,"
remarks Enid severely.
"Then, ask him to tell you," says
Barnes, "why, when we called for ice
at St Tropez he surreptitiously sent a.
telegram to Marseilles and then- de
layed us three hours at that port until
that fishing vessel, probably directed
by wire.got under way to dog our foot
steps." (TO BE CONTINUED.)
A member of the photographic so
ciety has been trying the new mental
photography 'which has been making
some stir in Berlin. This local ex
perimenter took a blaak photographic
plate into his dark room, bound it to
his forehead and for 30 minutes con
centrated his thoughts oa the face .of
a close friend of' his. The developed
plate, which he says Is tha Identical
one that he bound to his forehead,
shows, faintly, traces of a face that
has many points of resemblance to
that of his friend. Such, at least. Is
the opinion, of some who have seen
the plate, though others declare that
its markiags are iadetermlaate aad
look like aothiag la particular. The
point rained by the experiment ia
whether or aot aa Image on the hu
man brain can he photographed, since
the X-ray caa, secure aa image of tha
arteries of a body or of sami talis, ia
closed ia a solid, opaiue covertac--
J Philadelphia "Record. .
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OF DIVORCES IN THE
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W V'emsdS stsaV
1THIX the last 20 years
there have been 1.30MM
divorces la the Uaited
States. These figures are
supplied by the census bu
reau at Washington, which
is still at work preparing the complete
aad oflcial report.
This Is an increase of 1,600,90 in
the last 20 years over the 20 preced
ing years, and the appalling part of
It is that two-thirds, or nearly 900.000.
of these divorces have been granted,
says the New York Sunday Herald.
When the census bureau began its
AM a minister of the gospel. I be
lieve in the Bible. It is regrettable
that there are so many different state
laws governing divorce, and I feel
sorry for the children of all these di
vorced peonle, says Rev. Phoebe A.
No, it is not the fault of the "new
woman." There is no "new woman."
A woman is a woman. There are good
women and bad women, but no "new
There are too many hasty mar
riages. This should be looked after.
investigation it had to leave. out near
ly. 500,000 cases which were pending,
and or the 2,900 investigators, clerks,
etc., employed in the bureau in the
preparation of this report 140 are stil!
at work getting it in its final and com
France has only 79 divorce courts.
Germany only 28, England only one,
and the United States has 2,921 courts
empowered to grant divorces. These
facts alone are sufficient to give the
thinker pause and ask "What is the
"New Woman" Blamed.
Writers who defend the conven
tional and "domestic" type of woman
put all the blame on the "new wom
an." They say she has left her legiti
mate sphere the home that she no
longer loves or inspires love, and that,
in defiance of all history and her own
apparent destiny, refuses to consider
marriage and motherhood the object
of her existence.
They urge she has abandoned the
hearthstone to become a writer, an
artist, a playwright, an actress, a
teacher, or whatnot, and during the
period in which she has gained her
"rights" (the last 20 years) the mar
riage institution has been assailed on
Is it the "new woman's" fault?
The "new woman" differs 'from her
sister in this respect at least she
has no flattery for "the tyrant man."
She turns right around and places all
the blame for the marital unrest on
"Man does not understand our com
plex nature," she says, "and while he
considers marriage as only one stage
of his own mental and spiritual devel
opment, he insists that we shall con
sider it the only excuse for our ex
istence. Calls Contentions Unfair.
"This is unfair." she continues.
"We are not to be classed with our
'domestic sisters. We pity them but
we are not of them. We have aims,
aspirations andambitions the same as
men, and to attempt to force us into
domesticity is to suffocate us. WV
object to being called undutif ul help-1
MINES OF COLOMBIA.
Worth a Million
Out Last Year.
The German minister in Bogota,
Colombia, has sent to his government
a detailed report of the emerald
mines of Muso, in the Department of
Boyaca. These mines have undergone
After the country broke away from
Spain they were first held by Boyaca
and worked for its benefit in an indo
lent sort of way. Then the national
government laid claim to them and
they were shiftlessly worked by vari
ous concession holders. Until the most
recent revolution nobody paid any
atteatioa to the workings or the value
of the stones taken from them.
Now they have beea- leased to a
Colombian syadteate for Ave years aad
a rigid government supervision Is ex
ercised over the output It is the In
tention of the administration when tho
leaae expires to take ap the workteg
of tha minea oa its own account
From the ardaiac village a aarrow
aath leads to .the mines 350 fact up
I '" Pv
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meets because we are act 'submissive
to our husbands' misconception and
misunderstanding of us."
"But." the defenders of the conven
tioaal type' of woman reply, "you can
not accomplish' anythiag great in. lit
erature, 'science or religion, and you
never have produced works of great
and -universal genius. The most you
can do is to make your own bread and
butter. Your trivial creations in art
aad literature can be spared, and it Is
your intellectual discontent and un
rest that Is spreading the divorce
germ, which threatens soon to de
velop into -a divorce epidemic' Take
the place assigned, to you ""by nature,
be man's helpmeet and all will be
well." - ,
Has higher., education made woman
rliKfiatiaSMi.Wlth tha damaailA.ankmaf
Or Is It that' the high' tension of
modern everyday business life has
prevented the husband from giving
his wife the romantic attentions and
caresses demanded by her nature?
Modern Man Too Busy.
It is not uncommon for the wives
of business men to spend summer in
Europe and winter in the south, nnd
many times they find in these places
the romantic companionship and at
tention their own husbands had not
time to give them at home.
Like "birds in a gilded cage" they
were treated, their husbands sending
them packages of lace and bundles of
silks, and bringing them home hand
fuls of jewels, but if they ever sus
pected their wives need of romance
and tenderness they were unable to
supply it. because of the demands on
their time by their many business in
terests. Or is it that the modern inventions
for pickling, preserving, dyeing and
cleaning have left the twentieth cen
tury woman with "vast leisure" on
her hands, and has her lack of domes
tic occupations and cares made her
dissatisfied and hypercritical of her
busy and worried husband?
And does she brood over his "cold
ness" all day because in his haste to
keep' some business engagement he
hurries forth without the morning
Other Reasons Given.
Or is.it that young couples look at
marriage too childishly and do not see
the economic, sociological and political
I For Separation
HAT we need is a' doctrine of
marriage. There is no clear
cut doctrine of marriage. The church
is tied up to the ethics of 2.000 years
ago, the oriental fantasies of Paul.
"The old Idea of marriage was in
culcated and secured through two
fundamental principles reverence to
parents and the understanding that
marriage was to be permanent. These
principles are both imperiled," is the
idea of Dr. Felix Adlej.
"Under present conditions they are
no longer tenable, for the first was
founded on the idea that the child had
no rights except through its parents.
Its position was one of the sub
servience, of unquestioned obedience
to the parents, and as regards the per
manence of the marriage tie, it was
chiefly a bond that tied the woman to
the man. Her position was one of
"To-day we admit that the child has J
rights which we are bound to respect I
and that the woman is the equal of J
the side of a steep mountain. The open
cut shows a great variety of rocks
and minerals, flint and quartz being
the moat prominent.
The emeralds are found in a fossil
iferous limestone which shows in gray
streaks among the darker rocl;. The
Spaniards used to get at the gems by
driving adits Into the hill following
the veins. Now the open cut has been
adopted and the rock is terraced from
High up on the mountain there are
copious ' water courses. These are
directed into artificial reservoirs and
flumes-HDne of them six miles long
are carried -down to the mine. The
quantity of wster is so great that even
ia dry seasons there is sufficient to
carry on operations.
As the rocks are pulverized the de
bris is converted iato slime aad car
ried by the water dowa the mountain
to the Rio Minero far below, which
sweeps it along to the sea. The gems
are picked from the washing troughs
by peoaa, who keep breaking up the
rock smaller and smaller, so that
aothiag is lost
Altogether more than 109 laborers
V VVVbbbbbbbbI FaW m 1
'"Oay'tioublc wtthxmodera marriage
Is ITsareldoplcwsam nowadays
look, ia msa laaij.imuxinr Mppuoaa.
Happiness Is aot; thread of marriage.
an moat people -thiaw, bit only an la
eident"ei married fHfe. They axe
boundJtoflnd maai trials. They should
respect the etchical.ldeala; their great
responsibility is fo future generational
the good of the "race! v
"Under, the malUalicatioa of d
voices 4a this, country the issue la
whether the laoasaous aature of the
marriage :coatTaetM8 to prevail or
whether the' spiritual is topredoa
laatetiheNeveriv separation, hat
aever ia divorce." tf -
sides of the family?. Do " they not
realise Its integral relatioa to the
, Do they consider it as a personal
thing, aad does' their dull sense of the
sociological i aspect' of marriage dull
them to the, sociological aspect of di-
Or are marriages' too, lightly entered
into? Rev. Dr. 'Houghton; pastor of
"The Utile Church Aroand ' the Cor
ner,7 now has the baas called, which
means that three weeks public notice
is given of all intended marriages ia
the church. , - ,
Do, husbands aad wives expect .to
find In marriage, only a- continuation
I Dfrorce bi ateprooKA
THE prevalence of divorces in the
United States is a reproach alike
to the country and to the church, is
the- declaration of Dr. Robert Stuart
AlacArthur. The American republic
has a most unenviable prominence in
this regard. The detailed accounts of
suits for divorce, as these suits are
pressed in the various courts, are dis
gusting in the extreme. They bring
reproach alike upon -American men
and women in all parts of our country.
These facts are admitted and at the
same time are sadly regretted by our
best citizens and our most devoted
churchmen and churchwomen.
The causes for divorce are numer
ous. They are not limited in re
sponsibility, either to men or to
women. It is not a sufficient state-
ment to say that the broader educa-
lion ot women ana tneir emancrpa-!
tion from the greater subjection of
former years is the chief cause, as
Mrs. Anna Rogers says. The men
and women who rush into the divorce
courts elicit our contempt for their
vulgarity and coarseness, not to use
even stronger terms. It is difficult so
to control one's moral indignation be
cause of the vulgarity of these di
vorce cases as to speak of them with
the restraint becoming a newspaper
article.' How men and women can
stoop to charge abominable crimes
against each other in order to secure
divorces makes- one ashamed of his
race. Idleness, lack of spiritual occu
pation and suggestion, and vulgar con
formity to low ideals in life these
are causes largely responsible for the
prevalence of divorce. Hasty mar
riage is also somewhat responsible.
Many men and women rush into mar
riage with less serious thougbfulness
than they would show regarding any
ordinary business transaction. The
clergy also are somewhat responsible
by the haste with which they of
ficiate at marriages without knowing
the facts in the case of those who de
sire to enter into this relationship.
Marriage must be made more hon
orable, its obligations must be lifted
to a higher level. -In a single word,
the correction of the evils of divorce,
as in the case of all other evils, must,
in its finality, depend upon higher
spiritual ideals, nobler characters and
more religious conceptions of all the
duties and obligations of life in its
manifold relations. Uniform divorce
laws in the states would partially re
move the evils of divorce. There it
no one specific cause there is no one
specific cure. When men and women
realize their dignity and glory as th
' children of God and heirs of eternity,
are employed. They receive 25 pesis
in paper, equivalent to 25 cents a day
in United States money, besides food,
shelter and free ' medical attend
ance. None of them stands the work very
long, say3 the New .York Sun. The
intense heat, especially in the bottom
'of the great pit of the mine, and the
working in water break them down
rapidly, and they fall victims to the
They work under canvas awnings
and fix palm leaves over their beads
to keep off the glare of the sun. but as
the day wears on the atmosphere in
the pit often rises to a temperature
of 115 to 120 degrees, and it becomes
as humid as that of a Turkish bath
through the evaporation from the
washing pans and the slime.
At every stage of the work the syn
dicate inspectors watch the peons
scrupulously. Every stone is x turned
over to them the instaat it is found.
They clean it and report it to the
Uatil two or three years ago It waa
supposed that the Muso miaes were
practically exhausted, hat thia
jalaafsl((r elemeat pre
i i nliilii aaanuinlil This
they wlH a order their Hvea she I
advised aamrriasjea .win ha
they win then aa, caadact
in their married ratetieaa. that di
vorces will he practically
of the romantic hMaa of
Aad whet they fad each day there in
leas ecstasy aad more imaorfectioaa
discoverable hi each other do they
rath Immediately aad without aeeaad
thought to the divorce courts?
The reason. "I jest get tired of At'
fred." or "Margaret aecasi
bore," has been given by
one person who has applied for di
vorce. Lookiag ia- marriage for Indi
vidual happiaesa'oaly. hew eouM they
remember their duty to the state?
Socieiegists. writers, doctors and
legalists oa all aaads are askiag.
"What ia to be done? Should then
be a uniform divorce law that alt the
differeat states will ratify? . Should
the magistrate, the priest aad the
preacher, whea marrying couples, im-
press upoa them the sociological as
pect of their union, aa well as tha
spiritual and romaatic?
From Various Viewa.
The differeat churches have dif
fereat beliefs coaceraiag marriage,
the different ' states have differeat
laws governing it. aad they are both
content to rest their case there!
Thus the greatest sociological prob
lem in the United States to-day is be
ing tossed back aad forth as if it
were some 'rubber ball, aad yet
1,300.000 divorces in 20 years are sura
to leave their influence on maay live::
aad maay families.
Back in 1748 Mme. de Chateaaroux
said: "I see plainly that' there will be
a general overthrow if no remedy ia
What she said about the political
condition of France thea we may say
about the divorce situatioa ia the
Uaited States today.
The divorce congress two years ago
accomplished practically nothing, well
intentioned as it was. If federal legis
lation is urged ia the spring oa the
strength of the detailed report of the
census bureau it will be challenged on
the ground of its being unconstitu
tional. Marital Unrest
ARITAL unrest is neither an off
spring of the new woman nor the
evil outgrowth of freer and juster dl
vorce laws, declares Dr. Clarke
Houghton. It is as old as the world.
To charge it up to the conscience of
the "new woman" is neither fair mind
ed nor rational. The Old Testament
reeks with it, and the biographers of
our great warriors, statesmen, poets
and prophets all the way down the
ages, from Earle or Gorky of the pres
ent day back to Potiphars wife and
David of old show it to have been the
same yesterday, to-day and forevoa!
David's own wives are described
as women of comely countenance and
of good understanding, and there is
no record where either Abigail or
Ahinoam closed their cook books to
study law or uttered a single idea not
the echo of their joint husband. If
they had. who knows? They might
have saved him from the sin of send
ing the poor Hittite to the aforefront
erf the hottest battle that he might
take his beauiftil wife Bathsheba.
Who knows, had ihey seasoned the
sameness of the married way with
an occasional dash of original thought?
The sacred Milton, the divine Shel
ley, Cicero. Dante and the immortal
Shakespeare are all melancholy ex
amples of marital unrest, though
none of them was divorced.
If divorce is growing greater it is
not because marital unrest is grow
ing worse, but because offenses in
marriage and hypocrisy are growing
To make the happiness of the indi
viduals only an incident in marriage
s only to defend Dr. Adler's dream
of a higher and finer race. Insure the
happiness of husband and wife and it
rill follow as the day the night that
Ae will have a finer generation of off
spring and a purer society of men and
only because of inefficient methods.
Last year emeralds to the value of not
less than $1,000,000 in gold were taken
out and sold.
Kindly Charles Lamb.
Charles Lamb was awakened early
one morning by a noise in his kitchen,
and on going down to that apartment
found a burglar doing his spoons up
in a bundle.
"Why d-do you s-s-st-t-teal?" he
"Because I'm starving." returned the
house-breaker, sullenly. ,
"Are y-yoit re-re-really ver-very
"Very," replied the burglar, turning
"Pup-pup-poor fuf-fuf-fellow." said
the essayist. "H-here's a 1-Meg of L-L-Lamb
And so saying, with a dexterous
movement of his right leg, he ejected
the marauder iato the street, aad lock
lag the door securely weat hack to
bed. The burglar coaf cased after
wards that he dMa't see the Joke far
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