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MORNING KNTEHPK1SE, TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 1911.
She Loved an
But SU Did Not Fed That He
Would Ever Succeed
By ESTHER VANDEVEER
CopyrtsM ay AimtImi Frees Am
It 'waa absolutely oecenaary tbat I
ahould marry. la tbeoo tlmea many
flelda are open to" women by w hich
they can make a living, but fbeu
well, teaching waa about tbe only one.
Glrla went out aa governesses, but In
" 4 true t loo of any kind waa not my forte.
There waa no reaaou why 1 ahould
not marry, eioept that there waa no
one where I lived to marry -that la,
no one but Tom Baiter and.' though
he aeemed to Uke me very well, be
mad no move matrimonially In my
direction, lie' waa alwaya throwing
at hints about people marrying who
have nothing to live on. To tell the
truth, 1 agreed with hltu. Besides, 1
aw no proapect of bia ever tiring
able to aupport a wife, for be waa an
Inventor, and we all know wbat tbat
meana. An Inventor ninety-nlue caeea
tn a hundred la a rainbow cbaaer.
Tom lived la tbo village "with bia
mother, bat every now and then
would go to tbe city "on business,"
be would eay. It occurred to me tbat
tbo buatneoa of applying for patenta
oa machines tbat won't work prac
tically or If tbey do eoaie one elae
tbaa tbo . Inventor geta wbat money
there la la It la a very poor business.
No, tt would, never do for me to rely
on Tom. But I bad coma to be twen
ty years of age. . Mother Income waa
not enough to take care of us all. and
I moat either Ond work or a bus band.
It nearly broke my heart to give up
all hopes of Tom. Be waa a lovable
ort of fellow, and bia visionary dis
position only made blm more so. Ier
oos who are alwaya living-In tbe
clouds and alwaya hoping are singu
My father, who waa now dead, bad
been a great advertiser la bia day and
tom ramaw inuo about mt a era.
had told me tbat If I ever wanted any
thing to let tbe fact be known through
tbo press. Oe bad never told me to
advertise for a husband, and 1 bad
never dreamed of doing such a thing.
Bat why not? Tbe only objection to
tbo plan waa tbat I would doubtless
receive replies from persona with un
worthy motives. But I waa not a fool
to fall Into a trap. .
I wrote my advertisement, but I re
quired a whole day to make up my
mind to aend it However, In tbe even
ing I came to a decision and, taking
it to tbo postofflce, mailed It.
I waa especially relieved at getting
few If any replies tbat Indicated a
trap. I attributed tula to the wording
of my advertisement. 1 waa very care
ful to let It be understood tbat mine
waa a genuine case and tbat no one
would' be able to Impose upon me. I
' received a number of answers, but
there waa only on tbat seemed worth
my while to follow up. One letter
came couched In tbe moat respectful
language and bore evidence of perfect
sincerity. Tbe writer said that be In
ferred I waa cut off from meeting
members of the opposite aez since my
advertisement aald tbat 1 lived In a
email village and tbe perfect English
In which my advertisement waa writ
ten marked mo for an educated per
eon. Be sympathized with me deeply
for finding It necessary to use such a
businesslike method, but commended
me for adopting It since tbere appear
ed to be no other at band.
I replied to tbe letter the only one
1 did reply to in tbe spirit In which
It waa written, though I aald very lit
tle, and tbat waa simply suggesting a
correspondence. I shrank from meet
ing any one under such circumstances
and never would meet any one with
out first being convinced tbat be waa
a true man. And even then be must
convince me tbat be bad written tbe
fetters I had received.
He replied, admonishing me to pro-1
ceed with the greatest -caution and not
oa any account to trust either blm or
any one elae without submission to a
number of testa. He would be perfect
ly content to wait for my character to
appear In toy letters. Ha would prefer
' that I ahould appear thue rather than
In tbe abape of a photograph. Ha
. feared tbat If ba should find me very
. attractive looking ha might be unduly
prejudiced In my favor and If 1 lacked
beauty be mkrbt not be Impressed with
my evidences of character.
I corresponded for a long time with
the name he gar me waa Horace Al-
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lertoo-bat somehow w got far
luer than correspoudeuce. Several
suontha passed, and yet be expr?ssl
no desire to are me. II U letters were
eminently satisfactory, and I confess
I felt a keen desire to see what be
waa like. So one day I wrote blut tbat
I would be pleased to receive bia pho-
lie replied tbat be bad been dread
tag to bo tbua celled on for eouie lime.
loaamucb aa be bnd ik preteua what
evar to wanly beauty. Indeed, be con-
Html himself homelv. "Hut." be
whlcb If eucceaaful will put me In
I mucb better eonditloo to marry I ban
. Wfc. .111 I. . . I I wllkln
DUW. A DfT It 111 uv OTTIUI-U hiihui
week one way or tbe other. - If tbo la
. ue la to my advanlaf o I will be happy
to call upon you. I hope by seeing you
I may be able to do away with some
of tbe prejudice tbat would occur from
your seeing my picture unrelieved by
any personnel whatever."
It waa about this time that Tom
Baxter began to be more devoted to
ma than be had ever been. Of course
there waa ao obligation on my part to
my correspondent. Tbat affair I some
times thought was aa much In the air
as Tom's ta tents. But Tom really
aeemed to have picked up tbe Idea tbat
he was about to realise something re
markable. Whether It waa bia confi
dence or my desire tbat he should suc
ceed I dout know, but I found myself
wishing he would. And If be were go
ing to uiaLe a strike I wished tbat bo
would make it before my "lover on
paper," aa I considered blm, should
call apoa me. My necesaltiea grew
greater every day. I felt It waa due
to my family that I ahould not only
relieve mother of my aupport, but do
something for them all besides. I
feared that If Mr. Allerton should turn
out to be a desirable party I might
find myself Inclined to treat him cool
ly, having .Tom la my thoughts in
other words, by not encouraging the
soe available I might lose him.
But aa bad luck would have It Mr.
Allerton wrote he waa ready to call
upon me, and at tbe aame time Tom
became positively aggressive. He aald
nothing more about the folly of per
sons marrying without an assured In
come and began la a baiting kind of
way to really make love to me. I put
him off. aaylng: "Don't be alUy. Tom.
Toull never be able to marry tbat Is.
there's not more than one chance In
ten thousand of your being so, for
thafa all tbo chance tbere la for ao
Be looked very downcast at this
and aald he believed tbat tbere waa
some one wbo bad first choice, aa be
expressed It. I 'told him tbat I had
not yet seen the man I would marry
In preference to him.
"Ob. cheer up." be aald. "My case
Isn't aa bad as yon think It la. I've
Juat succeeded In"
I put., my bands to my ear. I had
beard the words "I have Just succeed
ed" or "I am Just going to succeed"
ao many tlmea that 1 waa not only
tired of them, but, . feeling toward
Tom aa I did, they were a mockery
with me. Bo went away without a
word, and I went to my room and
Tbe next day I wrote Mr. Allerton
that I would be pleased to have him
call upon me at the home of my
cousin In tbe city, a girl about my
age, wbo I knew would permit me to
receive any friend of mine tbere. I
appointed that day week for wbat 1
called a preliminary interview. There
waa no warmthjn my letter, but bow
could 1 warm np for a man wbom I
bad never seen?
I received a note by return mall stat
ing tbat be would meet me on the date
I had appointed. '"And now." he add.
ed. "I am much pleased to tell you
that fortune after many disappoint
ments haa favored me. I am an In
ventor" I threw tbe note on tbe floor. "For
beaven'a sake, are tbe only men In tbe
world I have t choose from Inven
tors?" Then, after walking back and
forth for awhile, 1 exclaimed aloud:
"If I must watt for an Inventor III
wait for Tom."'
Tbe door opened, and wbo ahould
come In but Tom himself. I blushed
crimson, for I waa aura he bad beard
Tbe expression on his face waa a
study. There waa satisfaction and.
above all, amusement Bia eyea fair
ly sparkled with mischief. They turn
ed from me to the letter on tbe floor.
"Ohol" he exclaimed. "Ton have
"yea." I aald fiercely, "and, like yon.
be la an inventor."
He fairly shouted ' with laughter,
ricking tip tbe letter, be read it Com
ing to where I bad broken off, be
went on with It: "I have Juat eold a
patent right for $100,000 and a royalty
on every article manufactured. The
money has been paid me."
"By Jove!" be added. "Tbe fellow
baa got ahead of me."
I stood stock still, red as a beet and
not knowing what to do. Tom threw
bia anna about my neck. "I'm tbia fel
low Allerton, and I've bad tbe luck
atated In bia note. I aaw your letter
lying on a table addressed to tbe news
paper. I wondered what It meant.
ubxrXed for tbe paper, sow your ad.
and surmised tbe advertisement waa
yours. I answered your advertisement
and have enjoyed a correspondence
with you amazingly."
"Ton ought to be ashamed of your
self." Tom and I are. very happy. I have
often blamed myself for not having
had more confidence tn bia ultimate
success In bis Inventions, or at least
more patience In the matter. I accuse
myself of selfishness and a want of
steadfastness toward him. When 1
aay these things to my husband be
aaya I waa right, that there were a
thousand chances to on tbat be waa
following an Ignlua fatuua. How con
trary of html ' t
bb i 1 - i ------------ -a I i I I I I A i assssBs.-
Mr. Dandridge Saeteweed to
Be Prominent at Coronation.
staa djtbjdob a pots wood,
Mrs. Dandrldge Spotswood. a New
Tort society leader, will take a promi
nent place during tbe corona tiou fes
tivities In Indoo In June. Every
country on the globe will be represent
ed la tbe English capital at tbat time,
and man Important social oveuta
have already been planned.
Mrs. Spotswood waa Mlsa Kathertne
von Wolf. She waa born in tbe lull
ed States, though ber grandfather waa
baron. She baa long been promi
nent In London society, having been
acquainted with King Edward before
aa well aa after be ascended tbe
throoA One of ber prised poesesalona
la a Jeweled frog abe received from
King Edward only a abort time be
fore bis death.
Beautiful Girla Shun College.
Men for years have praised wohien
college etudenta for tbelr beauty and
have taken It for granted tbere la
aomethlng In the college atmosphere
tbat develops vivacity aud attractive
ness. But a Weileeley college girl,
who bia been graduated less than a
year, recently criticised the old belief
Beautiful girla do not go to college.
abe aald. and for the reason they kuow
they have the best chances for mar
"Tbey weigh tbe chances of a huppy
marriage agalust tbe possession of a
college degree, and the poor, stupid
old degree la found wanting ev'7
time," abe aald. "Tbe majority .of
college girls' are those wbo recognize
their lack of attractiveness and who
determine, with more than one s0
for tbe lost illusions, to fit themselves
to esrn their own livelihood. 1'erbaps
thla may seem like a severe Indictment
of tbo glrla who are ao pretty and at
tractive to men, but I don t mean 11
tbat way. I don't mean at all tbat In
tellectual aptitude la not to be. found
among beautiful glrla, but only that
they are more fortunate In being able
to choose wbat tbey will do.
"Heaven knowa If I bad been a
raving beauty I also ahould have
elected to tdke tny chances on getting
married happily In preference to spend
ing four years of mental grinding In
preparation for an after life of equally
Newest Thing In Neckwear.
It seems tbat aa tbe Seasons come
and go the neckwear worn by tbe
faahionable woman becomes more and
more elaborate. Tbe jabot abown In
tbe accompanying Illustration ia one
of tbe very newest pieces designed to
go with tbo new apting sulta of mo-
half wblch open low, with long revera
or a abawl collar finishing tbe fronts.
Irish lace Is used to trim tills band
aome neckpiece, together with very
email Irish crochet buttona. While
tbe collar la a part of tbe neckpiece. It
can.be ripped away and laundered
Read the Morning Enterprise.
' OWEN G. THOMAS
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OWEN G. THOMAS
Cor. Main and Fourth Sts- Cegon City
PRIZE LOAFER IN LEAGUE.
I Catenae Jeeklltseh Used te Warm
Up Pitchers Sitting In Chair, I
. . . . . ti. . ... .1.1 I....... "T
r reu javaiuwu vvuiu n
been aa guod aa auy catcher lu
tbe NatlonaJ league," aald Man
ager Cbarlea lHrnln of the PbJI
Ilea recently, -lie cvuld bat, aud
his whip wiaas pllaut on a cold
September day aa it waa In tor
rid July, lie waa ateel armed
aud could put a ball In a hat at
aecond bane. JacMltsch was al
waya tired. That was bis only
fault. He will piny big ball
bah tu the uiluors. and I aui
thinking that we wilt aee bint lit
tbe league again, but a ch mured
fellow. He would never Im
prove with us, for I gave blm
every r banco.
."The moat notable thing Jack-
Utacb ever did with the Phillies
was to warm up pitchers while
alttlng on a chair. Billy Murray
one day aaw blm raluily eeated.
with Moran and Brown tllnglug
"Wbat la thla, yelled' Murray
a rest cure you are taking?
"No aleeptly replied Jack
Utacb. 'Whei 1 alt down ou a
chair tbe pitcher kuow that I
will not chase auy balls tbey
throw wild, and It teaches them
"Murray was so mad be could
not frame a reply. Fighting for
Job tn tbe alower set may
awaken Jacklltscb. and If It
does be will be brought up. How
Johnny McGraw would shatter
bis dreanta of an ludoleut life
and easy eiUtence!"
i m i m m 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
JAMSETJI TO DEFEND TITLE.
Champion Raeket "layer of World Wil.
Meet Williams In London.
Widespread Interest la being taken
In the coming match for tbe worlds
racket honors between JamnetJI. tbe
title bolder, and C. Williams. Eug
land's best, to be played In Londou
during tbe last week In March. Jam
setjl Is considered to be one of tbe
Photo by American freas AssocUSlon.
JAMHKTI, WORLD'S CHAMPION BACKS?
greatest racket wleldera tbat ever ap
peared In a court, while Williams la
aid to be the best tbat England baa
produced In years. For tbe past few
weeks the men have been practicing
and are In great shape.
It Is Just seven years since Jamsetjl
waa' last In London. Picture shows
Jamsetjl Illustrating a service stroke.
Intercollegiate Rowing Regattas.
Although the dates for tbe Intercol
legiate regatta at Tougbkeepsle have
been decided on for Bve years in ad
vance, Yale and Harvard have not yet
come to any agreement aa to the date
of thla year'e race at New London.
Tbe dates agreed upon for the Tough
keepsle regattas for tbe next five yeara
are aa follows: Tuesday, June 27,
11)11; Saturday, June 20, 1012; Satur
day, June 21. 1013; Friday, Jane 20,
1014, and Monday, June 28, 101.1.
Skater Lsmy te Play Baseball.
v Edward La ray, holder of the world's
amateur skating cbnmplonshlp, will
become a professional ball player.
Announcement to thla effect waa made
recently. Lnmy baa algned up with
tbe Mansfield team of tbe Ohio State
league. He will play an out Holder's
When La my algned hla baseball con
tract be quit tbe amateur ranks. He
ran never skate again aa an amateur
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Dy NIL QUAD
Copyrlaht. His. s Aeeoclale.1 Lit
Aunt Sally liavld.tou had reached the
age of sixty-five and waa llhig with a
married daughter. the waa a little,
brisk old lady, aud the care of two
equalling young uua and all tli house
work fell ou her shoulder. 8be could
walk a mile with any one, aud the
Monday washing waa alwaja out be
fore uoou. h.
Aunt ttally waa noted for her pa-'
tleoce and good temiier, but there came
a day lu thla ber old age to try her
soul. A circus waa coming to town,
and to tbe utter amsieineiit of her
daughter, sou lu law aud all others aha
expressed a deleruiluatlou to be a epec
"Why. ma. you are a member of the
rburch!" exclaimed the daughter.
"So I am. but dou t members of the
church want to see a rhluoceroa and
"And your mluUter will preach
against the whole thing," added tbe
The circus waa a week away yet.
and during that time the matter waa 1
brought lip again and agalu, but Aunt
Sally atnek to her resolution. i
Tbe day of the circus came at last,
and after a haaty dinner Aunt Sally
dinned her sunimiinet and freshly Iron
ed calico dreaa aud bled ber way to the
circus grouuda. One last appeal waa
made to her aa she waa ready to go.
The daughter bad a red fluunol ttl
coat that had been worn onjy three
winters. Thla wal offered up aa a sao
rlflce, but waa rejected. Hon In-law
and daughter were ao angry that tbey
atayed at home. It waa believed tbat
Annt Sally had borrowed the necessary
half dollar some where,, but In thla tbey
were mistaken. She waa going with
out money and depending on Provi
dence to see her through.
We who have dceudd on tbe aame
thing know In advance wbat answer
Aunt Sally got when she walked softly
up to the tk ket takers ami, putting on
her moat winning smile, aald:
"Will you please let a Mxr old wom
an In to see (he anacomliT forty feet
She was, of course, lnu'ml ut aud
told to go hence.-, "lien- e" t nu't
very fur with her. lu v.nUln;r uroiiud i
tbe big lent fhe m. v u i .it. I tin- ;
der the cauviM, ami h'h l t u t!"ie
In following "iilt. M r n. iMorv.f 1
tbe benchi-a nnl f"'i i -Tt. rnl 1 i
any one ever en.. u 'r tu U
was she.- She ilj.ia't n;Ni n l.nul ,
eprlug. mid when tli-' : f t i.iii evfiie ;
over she l.it-c-,-, I :.: (t li.l.d the
aulmnls until Miit,.-l o,n. tit li -r nr- :
rival. honn !. w. i ict by sulky
looks, but liolli!tl (1 i:e. her hap- i
plne-w. She came in-, r P ii' over to
tbe minister's to r-pent some of tbo
clown's Jokes uiid nk wlieri the wick
edness came In, Mil bnd to le Baths
Bed with Buying to the ilutiKliter:
"May. I want to go to heaven wlU
tbe ret of you. but aa sure aa yos)
live if another circus comes along 111
attend It and have Just ns good a tlms)
aa I did lodny!"
Next morning the early risers of the)
village were treated to a rare spec
tacle. Aunt Sally was out on thegraas
In front of tbe hoiixe In scsnt attire
turning handsprlnga or trying to. She
made pretty fair work of It until her
sou-ln law came out and carried ber
Into the honse, where she was given
an awful lecture on tbe enormity of
her offense, but she fulled to realise
the enormity part.
"Iok bare, now," she anld In reply..
"I'm alxty-five years old, aud I've got
to keep llmlered up to be worth any
thing around the house. We've got
lot of goose grease down cellar, and
I'm going to rub myself all over and)
keep at this bandxprlng buslneaa. Ttk
soon be able to do more work." ' '
"I'll leave the house if yon dor"
threatened tbe son-in-law,
"I'll send for tbe minuter to talk M
you !" added the daughter.
"Children, I've got to Umber up e ,
my knees will soon tie like sticks. I '
hain't doing nutblng to disgrace b
body, and I shan't atop for the mlnla
ter. I wish I could liorrow a bareback) .
bona of aometxKly. I think I'll go over
and ask Deacon I'eagram for bia Old) i
After breakfast off she went, and)
as abe couldn't get the borne she can '
back borne to aruj herself with
clothes pole and attempt to walk thf 1
top rail of a six rail fence. She couldn't !
be carried In thla time, and the son-in-law
ran for tbe parson. Tbe good man
left his sermon unwritten and came on
the trot. Aunt Sally waved ber hand
to him and fell off the fence and
turned cart wheels around a large
circle. Not until she waa out of breath
and bad kicked her heels blgb In the
air waa she got Into the house. Then
tbe parson begat) to tell her bow awful
It was, but he' had gone the wrong
way aboot tt.
"If I can't go to heaven and the cir
cus, too, then I'll keep up these tricks,"
aald Aunt Sally aa she set her Jaw.
"But think of tbe wickedness! Will
t go to heaven or not?"
"You know what It aaya about tbo
"Yes, but will 1 get there or be kept
"If you repent"
"But I don't. I have done nothing to
repent of. Parson, Ifa either heaven
or more llmNorness!"
"Well, being 'tis yon, yes."
And although Aunt Snlly quit ber
ftlrrberne.." she attended three more
circuses lief ore she died, and her tomb
stone bears the legend. "0ne to nr
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