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share him with another. Tom had chanced to come to the house and, fo?
always been a quiet, home-staying sort the first time in ¿many years, he fqund
of .a lad who seemed perfectly satisfied Rosie in need of consolation.
Love me now, and love me ay—•
with the companionship of his moth
“Why, what’s happened?” he ex
Life is but a passing day!
er. Her youthful spirit was unfailing, claimed, startled by the. unusual sight
(But the day is still reborn.)
and Rosie spoke the truth when she. of Rosie in tears.
Love me now, and love me ay.
said “Tom and I always have good
When all lives have .passed away—
Here was some one who would give
On some fair Eternal Morn!
her the sympathy she craved, and Ro-
She never thought there might come sie turned to him with a glad, though
Still I pass, and thou dost pass,
a change, and she was slow to read the tearful, welcome.
Like the raindrops on-the glass,
signs when Tom, who had paid so lit
“My Tom’s going to be married,” she
Shared between the sun and wind!
tle attention tp clothes, suddenly be cried, “and him but a bit of a lad!”
Opinions of Great Papers on Important Subjects
Thou and I, we onward pass
came very “dressy.”
“Didn’t I teli you?’’ John Donnelly
To return—but we, alas!
“For why are you getting so fussy could not refrain from saying.
How shall we each other find?
about your neckties and socks?” ques
“Yes,” acknowledged Rosie, “you
tioned Rpsie. “It’s not so long ago I did, but I never believed it would
Thou and I—to come again!-
could hardly get you to wear ’em.”
Shall my day be on the wane
come so soon, I’m giving Tom the
of divorce actions keep the ratio behind that in this
WHEN SHOULD GIRLS MARRYP
When thy day is only young?
Tom blushed, and to conceal his house when- he’s married, I’ll not stay
country. There is no immediate danger of the great
Thou and I—to come again!
blushes bent down to examine the here to play second fiddle, though I’m
American divorce record being exceeded or even equaled.
But shall one land hold us twain?
hem of tils trousers which, since his far from finding where I’ll find a home
azine article. Having had experience., she —Chicago Journal.
Wilt thou even speak my tongue?
predilection for bright-hued hosiery, to go to,” she lamented.
thinks she knows what she is talking
he had taken to wearing turned up.
John Donnelly moved closer to Rosie.
Thou and I—to come and go,
about. It is her opinion that no girl
REASON FOR HIGH PRICES.
For the first time in his life he had
know each other—or not know,
should marry before she is 25 years old.
HEN the Chicago packers raised the price-
Flung together—flung apart!
There never has been and never can be
himself a guilty wretch to keep her
of No. 1 beef loins from 19 to 21 cents a
“I do,” answered Rosie, sighing.
Thou and I—to come and go,
any fixed rule for the mating of human beings. Ages
out of his confidence, but some way
pound they gave the shortage of cattle re
John Donnelly came still closer.
Life, like leaves, behind us strow—
he could not bring himself to speak of
ceipts as a reason, and showed that there
Shall I And thee where thpu art?
“Rosie,” he said, slipping his arm ago parents were the sole arbiters of the marital des
“the girl,” especially as he was by ho around her waist, “it’s long I’ve been
had been a falling off of about 200,000 head
and where and to whom they pleased, and the daugh
means sure of her. Doubtless it was waiting. Why don’t you beat him to
We shall pass—shall we return?
of cattle in the stock yard receipts during
ters had nothing to do with the bargain.
Shall the soul its own discern
this uncertainty that caused Tom to itr
the last year. An investigation of the
The matter is one in which, there is pretty nearly market- records showed that the price of the grade of'
When the myriad lives are fled?
go mooning about, whistling “tie
“I will,” answered Rosie, without
We shall pass . . . Ere we return, mine” ¿music, in an absent minded much hesitation, finding a wonderful independence of thought and action on the part of
Cattle used for such cuts was from 25 to 35 cents a hun-
Oh, to set some lamp to burn
American girls, Parents may try as they will to shape fired pounds, higher than it was on the same day a
ly, comforting power in his arm.
On the dim ways we must tread!
His actions were so unlike him that
When Tom next talked to his moth their daughters’ love affairs to conform to their own ¿ear ago, while No. 1 loins were 2% cents lower a year
slowly but surely it dawned upon Ro- er of his marriage, he found her a ideas, but it is a rare case in which they succeed—and ago .than the new price fixed by the. packers. Thus it
even then success on the part of the parents is not a will be seen that, While the price of such cattle in
sie that what ailed Tom was the girl vCry sympathetic listener.
question. “Sure, what John Donnelly
“I’ll be giving you the home for your guarantee of the girl’s happiness. It has been esti creased from 2,5 to 35 cents a hundred during the year,
said has come true.; there’s a girl in very own, Tom, dear, on your wedding mated that a woman’s chances of marriage begin to di the price of No. 1 loins increased $2.50 a hundred in.
it,” she decided, and she knew some i day, and all that’s in it, 'saving me- minish at. the twenty-fourth year and decline rapidly the same interval, so it doesn’t seem that the packers”
to the thirtieth year, when they have almost disap* theory that their increased prices are due to a decrease-
uneasy moments until she consoled self,” she told him.
The period of greatest expectation is from 19 in the cattle receipts is fully substantiated.
tierself with the thought, “Oh, the first
Tom looked puzzled. “But, mother,”
time never counts, for why should I he said, “where are you going? Wb to 23. It is between these periods that the majority
About all the investigations made into the subject
want you here in the home with us. of women must make up their minds, and they do it tend to the conclusion that in these days prices are-
She made up her mind the wisest Why, I couldn’t think of living with from the dictates of the heart oftener than from any high because they are high. This merely means that
other consideration.—Savannah News.
thing to do was to win Tom’s 'confi out you-”
we are living in an era of high prices, and while it is.
dence, and one morning at breakfast
¡“You’ll have to, then,” Rosie return
doubtless true that some of these prices are the effect
MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE.
she asked him, without leading up to ed with her hand pressed lovingly, on
of demand and supply, a good many of them t.re. high«,
the question, “Do I know her?”
, his shoulder to soften her refusal and
HE Department of Commerce and Labor .purely as . a result of sympathetic influences. Holders—
Tom jumped in his chair and its explanation, “I’m going to be mar
has just issued a comprehensive compila- 1. e., controllers of commodities—have found that by~
glanced at her anxiously, but seeing ried ¿meself.”
tion of marriage and divorce statistics judiciously but persistently raising their prices and hold
¡the good-natured twinkle in her eyes,
Tom stared at his mother in aston
from all over the world, which furnishes ing them firm they can get just about what they want
When Tom Merton was approach- iwas reassured, and answered frankly, ishment. Never before had she made
much information of interest.
to ask.—Indianapolis News.
ing 21 years of age he suddenly be- •“I don’t think you do, but mother,” he a plan without consulting him or in
Hungary alone ftof civilized countries
came very “dressy.” He favored hos- went on, with a burst of feeling, “she’s which he was not the figure of para
leads the United States in number of an
iery of violent hues, with neckties to an awfully nice little girl.”
mount importance, and he had a nual marriages in proportion to marriageable popula-
match and he let it be known to his r “They always are,' Rosie remarked, queer, gone feeling.
OMEN police is thé latest panacea for the- '
tiori, with 339 weddings to every 10,000 unmarried
mother that the next time he bought dryly.
“Is it John Donnelly?” tie asked.
attainment of ideal civic conditions.
Saxony follows closely with 350, while Ireland,
a new suit of clothes, tie preferred to
“it is,” answered Rosie.
The idea emanates, of course, from the-
Tom’s hurt look reproached tier, and
pitifully poor from British oppression,
select it himself instead of leaving »mother love supplanted the jealousy
“Well,” said Tom, slowly, “I guess is at the foot of the list with but 126.
facile, not to say erratic, brain of a wom
the choice to her, as he had always that sprang into her heart when she I’ll have to be willing.”—Toledo Blade.
an reformer, Dr. Anna Howard Shaw,, pres
The United .States average is 357. N^ew England and
identof the National Woman Suffrage As
understood that Tom was in earnest,
California rank about ¿50. Therefore,' it appears that
Mrs. Merton was good-natured about
HOME OF PILLAGER INDIANS.
sociation, who informed the students of
“Bring her around, so we can make
Tom’s sudden< show of independence, friends,” she invited; cordially.
the University of Minnesota the other day that all .Min
good'citizenship to thè Mississippi valley.
as she was always good-natured about
It Is Near the Canadian Border,
“I will,” promised Tom.
The increase of' divorce is shown by the fact that in neapolis. needs to become a model city is 100 women
North of Lake Superior.
everything, and this happy disposition
“You do that,” returned Rpsie.
bold 1870 but one decree was granted for every 1,233’* marr- on its police force,. “One hundred women specialists
had preserved her youthful looks and
It was late when1 Tom came home
put on the police force of a city would make for im
made her appearance fit her name, that evening after this conversation. body of water called Burntside lake, ried persons, while in, 1900 there was one divorce to provement in civic conditions.”
which was Rosie. Tom was b'orn when
It will doubtless strike the ordinary observer that
He had put his fate to the test, and north of Lake Superior, near the
his mother was little more than 18 ¡be went to his mother’s room with adian boundary, contains, among over servedly accused in this respect, $ince the figures show what the average criminal needs most is fathering—ad
years old. His father was killed in what he thought were glad tidings.
100 other beautiful islands, a Certain
lead, while Illinois is only twenty-fourth- in respect of ministered with a strong'hand. The criminal has been
an accident shortly after his son came
“Mother,” he exclaimed, “it’s all sunny islet, that is of great interest the number of divorces granted, and South Dakota is mothered already ad nauseam. States and municipali
into the world, so Tom and his mother ¡fixed. She’ll have me!” He spoke as to the archaeologist, says Records of
but twenty-second. Dig cities lead the country dis ties vie with each‘• other in coddling him. Large sums
always had been very near to each,
are spent to make his cell a boudoir and to save the
other. When Rosie was widowed, she if he had won the world.
islands and waters constitute tricts by a comparatively small percentage,
poor convict, from feeling the shame of his condition.—
was left without money, but she was
the hereditary home of the Pillager crease, although religious beliefs and the great expense Kansas City Journal.
young and strong and hopeful, and
Indians,- who- are pagans. One of these
after she recovered from the. shock had n,ot expected the affair would be islands (known as Flower island) is,
of her sudden bereavement there was so soon rushed to a climax.
VERY EXACTING BUSINESS.
THE TIPPING EVIL IN AMERICA.
Tom was so eager to pour out his as it has been for generations, the seat
never a fear in her heart. but that
of the Pillager kings. On it sleep,
she could support herself and her boy.
according to tribal traditions, over fifty It Takes Lots of Timé and Trouble
to Figrlit Bacteria.
In this she was successful, and while sit on the edge of her bed and talk of successive Pillager rulers, the ances
are to sterilize: the mouth
there had been necessity for close his happiness.
“We three can live here together, tors of the present chief or king, who, pieces of telephones every day, to kill
IHD i GNAT'ON
economy, they had always had enough
H íñt .
to eat and wear arid a comfortable Can’t we, mother?” he asked, when he of thirty Or forty years each, as tie the bacteria and prevent infectidn, and
home to live in, though in the begin- had reached a point where tie could himself has been chief for- more than must scrub’ the doorknobs .‘every day
come down to prosaic plans.
for the same reason, why not be con
’ning the home was only one room.
For a moment his ¿mother was silent' half a century.
Save for her grief for her husband,
The more modern graves/are, care sistent and go on scrubbing arid scrub
Rose had never been unhappy. She She wanted to be responsive, but she fully roofed, with cedar bark, which, bing every thing with-which we come
made all she cpuld out of every chance i could not immediately rejoice at the when kept dry and'’ away from the in contact? the Memphis News-Sciin-
of enjoyment, and while she had never prospect of having a daughter.
“We’ll talk that over to-morrow,” earth is almost imperishable. The
If these bacteria must, be cleaned
known any but simple pleasures she
took from life every opportunity there she answered, gently, and Tom had to tially obliterated by the ravages of out once a day, why not once an hour,
(or once a minute ? The pestiferous
was for a laugh or a smile, and she be satisfied with this.
When rhorning came, tie was obliged the elements. At the head, of each of things are apt to get in any second.
was quick to see these opportunities.
She had taught Tom that as soon to hurry away to his work, thus giv culiar heraldic insignia, of the* king J Of course everybody knows ? that
as he had sufficient schooling he must ing his mother time to think of the who sleeps beneath and above him are drinking water must be not only’ boil
h » s
work for his living, and this he be matter when she was alone, and this placed a receptacle for ttie mah-no-min ed but distilled.' We have ail often
gan to do even sooner than his mother was what she wanted. Her first .(wild rice), fish, berries and other food enough been warned that handshaking
was willing. Rosie was a good, man thoughts were rebellious. That fom which are brought annually by the re Is dangerous and kissing deadly. All
ager, and while Tom was still in his could go on without her, suddenly lated members of the tribe to appease,, Of which warnings we have all duly
“teens” they had paid for a cosy little dawned with terrifying clearness' upon as they suppose, the hunger of the observed of course!
Now, after having long and virtu
home with a tiny yard at the side her mental vision, but she-—could she i departed.
ously refrained from .water as God
that was just big enough for a “patch go bn without Tom?
of flowers” and a “bit of a vegetable ; “It’s hard,” she said to herself, “to as is being expended in the excava I made it and from the other entice
tiave some one take away the boy
ments, it is hard to be informed by
garden,” as Rosie expressed it.
tions of Africa and Asia Minor were
“What more could I want?” she said that’s been the heart of me ail of my placed in scientific hands for the pur the bacteriologists that we 'still are’
contentedly. With our^fine little.cot life, and. that without so much as ‘by pose of uncovering pre-Caucasion civil in momentary danger from microbes
tage, and with work for me hands your leave, ma’am.’ I don’t even know ization in America, the results would unless we scrub, scrub, scrub.
And when we get used to scrubbing
and Tom, dear, for me heart, what the girl, and maybe she isn’t the right be even more definite and satisfactory
was I nadequate
and learn to look upon it as a matter
one at all. Tom seems so. certain, I’ll
could a woman ask better?”
of course instead of a hardship, may
Rosie was of Irish descent and have to take his word for it, but a
not the microbes steal, another march
spoke now and then with a touch of man never knows the women he’s in
love yith, and Tom is so young.
In speaking of his mother’s unswerv upon us through the scrub brush?-
It was not to be » expected that so They’re going to be married right ing discipline, John D. Rockefeller, in Maybe we shall have to sterilize the.
attractive a young widow as Rosie away. ‘What’s the use of waiting,’ “Random Reminiscences,” says she up soap and then sterilize the sterilizer.
could go unsought in marriage, but says Tom, ‘with a nice home ready and held the standard of the family with Bacteriologists are insatiable. They
W. D.‘ Howells, who recently returned from England, has given some
the woman was absorbed
in the me with a good job?’ And she’s going a birch switch when it showed a ten never .know Where to stop.
But their demands, if fully acceded fresh information about London’s new “no tip” hotel. Mr. Howells found tip
mother and she discouraged matri to be so „much company for me, he dency to deteriorate, and excuses were
monial attentions and turned away says. O>h, the boy of it, the boy of not encouraged. On one occasion, to, would leave us no time to make a ping in England “pretty near as bad as it is here.” He was interested in
from admirers. Tn spite of her deter- it!” she sighed. “And there’s no use when he was being punished for some living. It would be scrub, scrub with the new hotel and went there to lunch. The place was so crowded that it
mination not to marry again, there saying a word against it, not a word, unfortunate doings which had taken us all the time. The farmer, instead was almost impossible to get in. A single daily charge is made for a bed
was one who would not take “no” he’s that firm and decided.”
place in the village school, he felt call-\ of plowing, would have to put in all room, with lights- attendance and breakfast. Tipping is prohibited..
This experiment, in the heart of London, is certainly interesting. The
for a final answer. This was John
She had it out with herself ancj ed upon, he. says, to explain after the’ the time killing the microbes in his
Donnelly, a man of strong and de then, her rebellion ended, she turned whipping had begun that he was inno plow handles; the butcher, instead of house is run by two of London’s great cheap restaurant syndicates., which
killing beef, would neyer cease to is controlled, by the Way, by the British tobacco trust. So there is plenty
pendable character, who had known to plans for Tom’s future.
cent of the- charge.
Rosie in her girlhood and, if the truth
“Never mind,” said my mother. “We scour his knife and cleaver. There of money behind it. Its success.as. a “no tip” hotel depends largely, if not
“When the time comes, I’ll be going
were told, for her sake had remained and give ttie lad the home. Np house .have started in on this whipping, and would be nothing produced to eat, and entirely* on the disposition of the public to discountenance the habit of tip
a bachelor. He stood by and bided is big enough for^two families. To be it will do for the next time.” This While saving ourselves from death ping. We have been led to believe that the frequent and vociferous denun
his time, feeling sure that some day sure, I’m a small bit of a family all by atitude was maintained to its final con from microbes we would all die of ciation of this practice by Englishmen is more or less insincere. An Eng
lishman wants cpmfort, and he is willing to pay an extra sixpence or so to
Tom would follow the way of youth myself, but I’ve had me own way for clusion in many ways.
This sort of thing may very easily get it, but he objects, naturally, to other», doing the same thing. The sup-
and there would be some one to rival so long, I’d be interfering . without
One night, I remember, we boys
his mother in his affections, then, knowing what I was doing. John Don I could not resist the temptation to gio be carried too far. The bacteriologists ply of comfort is always limited.
Tipping in this country ..is worse than in England only because the tips
perhaps, John thought, he would have nelly was right. I could never play, skating in the moonlight, notwith must learn to: draw the line sóm'e-
larger, says the New Ybrk Times. The English sixpence tip becomes a
a chance with' Rosie.
second fiddle and there’s ho use'in my
“How ,are you going to like being trying to tune it.”
expressly forbidden to skate at night. -• We may soon become as ridiculous quarter here; the threepenny tip is a dime, and is generally received with
as were the Salemites in the days of out thanks. We do not have to tip so many persons. Shopmen and police
*my husband’s mother’ to some young
The tears sprang to her eyes at the Almost before we got fairly started, witchcraft.
men get tips in London. But undoubtedly the habit of tip giving and tip
snip of a girl who’s ' going to own
taking is growing in this land of republican institutions, strangely and in
Tom one of these days?” he asked thought of saying good?by to ttie place neighbor, who. had broken through the
Stopped in Time.
excusably. It is a deplorable habit for both the giver and the recipient.
Rosie, by way of warning her of what
hard to pay for and furnish. She loved
•'When you do tell a lie,” remarked
she might expect in the future.
Rosie was not inclined to do any every inch of it. She loved everything fishing .him out, and restored him safe Hamlett Fatt, “tell an elaborate lie.”
Patron Saint of Aviators,
appropriate patron. A Baris contem«
“I don’t know about that,” said Yor
bridge crossing. “It’s one word for .me it contained, and yet, for the sake of and sound to his grateful family. J|
been stated that the Vatican porary suggests that/; Sainte Colomba
and two for yourself you’re speaking,
As we were not generally expected ick Hamm. “Following that policy
had been approached with the view of should be chosen. Her name alone
John Donnelly,” she said.
to save a man’s life every time we would have lost me the job I just got.” selecting a patron saint for-.. aviators has much to reèpmmetìd her. She suf*
“Maybe so,, maybe so,” he returned,
skated, my brother William and I felt
*fA manager wanted to know if I and that it had been suggested that fered martyrdom at Sens under Mar
“but I telh you it’s bound to happen,” would all belong to the lad, so I’ll give that there were mitigating circum
ever played Richelieu. I-never Elijah would be an appropriate per cus Aurelius.
he insisted; “how’ll
stances connected with this particular
second fiddle?” .
disobedience which might be taken
“I’ll wait till it happens before I "going when I move but.”
into account in our mother’s judgment, say that I originated the part.”—Lou Elijah was an Old. Testament; charac siclan to be born, but it is necessary
begin tuning the
but this idea proved to be erroneous.
ter, and as such would be ineligible. for him to have more practice than
self departing, sh^. knew not whith
No doubt, going to heaven in a chariot the average member of a country band
of fire would have made Elijah an gets.
Tom was so strong she could not
possi'cility of having to her reflections that John Donnelly you are stingy will go better