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Cy Virginia TrUr Hudson.
(Cowrlcbt, 190T, bf W. B. HMnt)
NT now, weloomt, dear to our
home! With lt,,rou mutt ac
cept mt, lt't tru fcut ramem-
' ber. it's New Torkl And think
" - how long yoil'v wanted to Uve
In Kew Torkf ' , ' ::,t
Aa she apoke Richard Ilanrejr un
locked the door of hla apartment.. He
tood aalda and eurtaled ferandiy at his
wife entered the haUwar. '. r i' !
V "New Torkr breathed Allca to rhap
o3 y, elAapln and uaclaaplnr her hand
In a nerroua way ehe had. . She Tan
chliaiehly 'from room to room, delighted
anew with every treah evidence of the
thoughfulneas , of Rlchara. who had
planned and prepared it for her. j :
"Why, ifa ail wonderful, beautiful,
deareet!" aha exclaimed. She stopped.
) to throw, her arms around the neck of
Jier nuaband, and tiptoed up to klsa him
, on the cheek. Tou're too good to me,
., nhe whispered, the tremble in her voloe
showing how near were the tears. "Too '
good! Ah, to, think you have brought
- me Away from It ail from the children,
their everlasting worn out atockings.
and the buttons, and the old cracked
.".-plane to this!'? she swept her arms to
include the beautiful home and the en
tire city. "To UUs nd to New York!
iAh. Richard!" ' . ,
The man smiled tenderly Into ' the
flowerlike face upturned to his own.
'But you haven't seen the muslo room
yet, madame." he retorted gayly, and
' threw open another door. .
There it was! The musle room of
Alice's longing girl . dreams. :' A soft
.light filtered through a stained-glass
window upon the polished surface of a
'small grand piano. A wide bench stood
in front of it Even the pink roses In
their cut-glass bowl, of which she had
,so ofUn talked to Richard aa an Inevl
v table part of the picture, were not mlss-
Ing; but he had placed candelabra with'
. ruddy-tinted shades upon . a table to
take the place of the organ. Alice had,
; considered a pipe organ necessary, but '
'had been willing. to compromise on a
- shrine, provided it had the proper air
'Of aesthetlo mysticism. On the floor
by the side of her harp stood a tall vase
of American Beauties. Ah, ' Richard
knewl Not a rug covered the polished
floor, and not a pillow encumbered the
listen chair," as Alice called the wicker
armchair placed at the right angle b
vtween the piano and the undraped, soft
colored window. . .
CASTE MUST GO FROM COLLEGE
LIFE C ontmuecl from First Page. This Section
, system, and the report has been adopted
Now it' but remains for the precep
tors and students to get together when
ths next term convenes and decide how
' the ' provisions of ths report can b
Dr. Wilson believes that ths great
problem of reorganization should be lm
mediately solved in order that ths
health and progress of Princeton as a
bsred. &nl oclai bod' BW?
, Ha admits that the move be proposes
is radical, yet takes an optimistic view
. ff the outcome. Indeed, he believes that
the recent steps toward democracy at
Princeton have put the whole university
rlil ArW2i?12l,om hun,or ot reform.
i i'068?,? improvement he ex
' V ln, th eUmlnattng the
SK!? ULEaS1 !?S,pedtt?.trT ,B ts col
lege. Instead of the policy maintained
at most colleges of students "stttlnS
, at the feet" of great scholari i and
' taking of their' kDowledK. aa nmna
from on high. Dr. Wilson has induced
the young .Princeton men to read and
.think for themselves, with perceptorsto
guide, not direct them; to study with
tbem, rather, than rule over them.
And, now, wilii the abolishing-
caate between the Student and the pro.
lessor, be has set the task of abolish
ing It -between - elder , brother and
younger brother of the student body '
"Princeton," Dr. - Wilson told the
trustee, "had become, so far as her
ijinlcrraduates were concerned,: merely
a dtiig:htful place of residence, where
voiinsf men, for the most part happily
,'.,-.'!,! H-1 with other things, were made
to j w: nil certain academic task."
it ii ( lured thst the Uf and con
prlotisn.s of the students were msinly
aomitniio and detached from the inter
(Mi Hhjch la theory take young people
Alice dropped on the piano bench. . .
'- "On, Richard I" she sobbed happily.
"Oh,- Richard I .- Richard!; Then you do
believe in me? Tou dol And you'll help
me help me to be! It does look selfish
ef me. after all this, does it notT But,
dear, X mutM She flung herself In, his
. arms Impersonally, perhapsas she
went on: "And you you're too. good
to me you're the epitome of all good-
, ntn and honorl''
Richard smiled vaguely. Tie bad beard
himself spoken of differently in a varied
career.- She continued! "After all.
. though, If I'm a success, -Richard, dear,
it will 1e your success, too, In a way.
If I thought I could never be a great
singer a really great one I'd rather
die right now than go On trying. You've
been my inspiration would It seem too
mean if I said my opportunity? - You've
encouraged me sol Ah, Jielp me! Help
me!'- . -; , ; " ' , ' ' -
Richard bent solemnly slowly down
and kissed her fair hair. .
"I will try to be a good wife to you,
Richard.'' Alice went on. 'I'll try to de
serve, it all but how better can I do it
than by making you proud of met - I
can sing I know It and I'll make all
the world know it It's the one thing
I can do. I'm not domestic, and I detest
cooking and scrubbing and housekeep
Ing even this kind - of, housekeeping.
I'm so glad we can have a housekeeper.
To be compelled to do all those things
at home came near making me even hate
the babies who were responsible and
there was so much of It to do until
you came. dear. . New Torlc and fame
Were far-off prospects those days." . v
Richard was solemn. He looked at Ms
pretty young wife, sitting before the
open piano, running her fingers lightly
, over its keys. The spell of the ceremony
in the dimly lighted church through
which he bad Just gone was strong upon
him. He bad hopes that it would so
affect the little western girl who had
come to him that it might awaken the
womanly instinct of which he so firmly
believed her to be possessed, but which
she had never yet shown him. Hs had
hoped that she might forget her yearn
ings for fame,
7'Alicer he said, "do you love raer
-.The solemnity of bis voice startled
her. It had not the ring of a lover's
banter. It was real.
"Of course I do didn't I marry youf
he answered .him.
."Why did you do ltr
"I might turn the Question on you.
Mr, Richard Harvey. Why did youf
Tou, who know the world so well who
could pick and choose? I was only a
poor western provincial with an im
mense amount of domestic knowledge
acquired under protest and you didn't
need a cook lady."
- "You're right1 hs said, slowly. - "I
Yes, and even stronger than this, get as members the picked men of the
Witness: under classes after promotion that all
"For a great majority of tham rssl- sorts of deals are resorted to.
dence here meant a happy life of com- Thus the ramifications of the club
radeshlp and sport Interrupted by the system extend into the. lower strata,
grind of perfunctory 'lessons' and ex- despite the clubs' pretention to oppose
aminatlons, to-, which they attended, such a system.
rather because Of ths fear of being cut President Wilson does not propose
off from the life than because they so he has told ths trustees ln another
were seriously engaged in getting the address to stop with the social re
training to fit them for tha world which organization of the university. His
thsy must face when their happy free- greater purpose is tks revttallzation of
dom was over." the university aa an academic body,
Now, isn't that a pretty plain way for whose objects are not primarily social,
a college president to say that people but intellectual, and with all things
really haven't been going to" college to eliminated that do not tend to the mala
learnt- ' ' -y : and ln view.
But they're going to learn at Prince- "I have long foreseen," he said, "the
ton if Dr. Wilson has his way. r - necessity of thus drawing the under-
It might look as though Dr. Wilson'1 graduates together in genuinely real
were opposed to recreation at college, dential groups, in direct association .
This Isn t so. Ho is one of the most with members of ths faculty, as an in
enthusiastic advocates of sports. dispensable accompaniment and comple-,
"But," he says, "leisure and study tion of the preceptorial system. ' i tr
ought not to be separated in air-tight, "The clubs simply stand in the way.
compartments. leisure ought to be en- They are not consolously doing anything
riched. and diversified by ths interests to the detriment of ths university."
which study creates. ; 1 : ' i The remedy which President Wilson
"In ths midst of play thsre ought to proposes Is to substitute for the club
be a constant consciousness of what the life, as well as for the existing dorroi
place means and must be mads to stand tory Ufa which he declares is far from
for a place of thoughtful, manly dls effective In-fostering a -good college
interested men, dlseiples of university spirit a system of what ha would call
Ideals." . ' "quads'! this word being an , abbrevla
One of the strongest statements made tlon Of quadrangle.
in tne- report to tne ooara or trustees-
In brief, the aoctaJ umbltlniia VrMfait
by the system of club life are too
irons mr individual nonor. " . t-- . rooms, ana, in tact, almost an tne racu
This was used In reference to - the Itiea that might be found at the club. '
system of proselyting members of the This is a description of the "quad"
j.mumiin mo sopnomors oiassss into
i. Jr,,uo. Ji'W w a treaty under
?1h g "luceton that no club shall
Solicit memhvrahln . 1Z.-.-I ,
?ff! iv.. ,r n sgreement bs-
lower eUises to not seek such
KfL- ?? V strong is the rivalry
oetwesn tbs clubs a&d ths . desire - to
OREGON SUNDAY JOURNAL, PORTLAND. SUNDAY,
. have been about all over the world. I
might say I have been surfeited with
all It has to offer. But I bad to find a
little western town where you were, be
loved, before I found how near heaven
our little terrestrial planet la''
", The hurt look in his eyes made her
Self-reproachful. She flung, herself on
her knees beside blm. , . . ,
"Richard, dear, I didn't mean It!" she
scried. "I want to be right with you
that's ail." She smiled up at him
through her tears. "Have you any
buttona to sew onT" she aaked. Rich
ard draw her close to him as he spoke.
"I married you, sweetheart because
I loved you. I love you with a love
that's too sacred a thing for us even
to talk about I wanted you for my
wife. Do you know what I mean,
sweetheartf' ' ' 1 , ,. . ,
"I am your wife," answered the girl.
"Have you forgotten what the preacher
' with the tremolo tenor said only an
hour agof ,
Richard sighed. He didn't admit to
himself the disappolntmsnt be felt He
was home-hungry. The world's buffet
ing had made him long for a niche
where he could have his own posses
sions Ills wife his home perhaps his
' family. In Alice Fields he believed he
had found his idea. Truthfully, it
didn't make much difference to him
whether shs waa or not He knew he
loved her loved her with all the
strength of a strong man whom the
world could never, deieat He had told
her so, and she had come to him. He
shut his eyss tightly to the fact that
she had talked and written more about
coming to New York than about com
ing to him. - Shs owned a voice of rare
beauty and to her New York meant
opportunity for grasping fame through
Its medium. It had been fame alone,
for' which she had passionately yearned
-ln the poor home where she had
drudged her younger years away, car
ing for ths wants of a motherless brood
of brothers and alsters.
If Richard was conscious of his dis
appointment at her lack of emotion
at the time which had been so sacred
holy to him, lie showed nothing of
it to Allca He would give her time.
She was young. , , .
"There was snother reason I married
?ou too, dear," he stumbled on. "Not
hs least reason. I believed I could giva
my little girl freedom - from her life
of drudgery and a chance, for her am-
bitlon. I'll help you sweetheart
. "'Ah. Richard! My Richard!" she
eried again, happily. fH! succeed, too!"
I tell you will! ,J:
m going to be great
great:. - - - . -
Richard could not complain of emo
tion now. She bowed her head In her
arms and her body . shook with sobs.
Then Shs looked up. ;
; tn rtex, ae iaea is to navs an stu
V.TA4? SS1 Wi5' 1VZ -.
much like a dormltorv anil fitted with
dining room, reception room, game '
plan prsparea oy jur, Wilson nimseirt
n la hWn : a -..m ,1..
der graduates together Into residential'
,.AmJ .. ahl.V, Ik., .k.tt atiun
well as sat togethsr, and in which they
shall, under the presidency of .a reel-'
dent member of th faculty. - regulate
their own corporate life by soxns sample
"We'll forget the buttona, won't we,
Richard T 1 11 sing for you. Won't that
' do?" ahe asked.
The man listened while her voice
thrilled out It was an old favorite
of his she had chosen. He listened as
shs finished . ....
"Oh. the heart that has truly loved
"But as fondly loves on to the close;
As the sunflower turns to her god
; ; when he sets,
The same face she turned when he
He got up and went out of the room.
She ssng on.
Richard Harvey walked mechanically
through the rooms he had prepared
for his wife's homecoming. He smiled
over the work basket drawn up by the
side of a low rocker; he laughed aloud
because it was filled with violets. An
incongruous Uttls flowered kimono
hanging In her own room, he passed by
aa if ashamed; she hsd not noticed the
gift in her hurried birdlike flight He
paused a moment in a room off their
own bedroom a coiy chamber, but lit
tie furnished. - -
"We have no need for it now," he
had told himself. "Perhaps later on "
He walked stolidly Into the sanctum
he had prepared for himself. He'calm,
ly settled himself as he had In his.
bachelor days In a .Morris chair, his
pipe and tobacco- near at hand. - Hs had
spent loving hours over It all him
Inside the music room Alice was still
singing. ' - - , '
This, then, was the homecoming.;
The days grew Into weeks, and the
weeks lengthened Into montha Richard
waited patiently for another Alice than
the one who had revealed herself to him
on their wedding day. It was Indeed mf
different Alice but one who could see
no further than the muslo room m
which shet spent her days.. Great. In
structors came to her daily and oon-'
gratulated Richard on the promise of
his wife's voloe. Hour after hour she
"Tou know you said you'd help me,
Richard," she said to him one day when
he begged her to go for a drive through
the park with him. Spring was in the
air and he had brought home to her a
bunch of violets. He had never before
known a woman who could resist the,
combination of violets and spring. - "I.
must practice this glorious afternoon.
It is Ideal for Nevin's 'Spring Song. '! ;
' 'One spring morning, bright and
fair"' she trilled. .
: Richard ' compromised':: by taking tha
a ferocious young bull terrier, had be
lled his name since his master's mar
riage. The dog was ' constantly with ;
Richard, lying at his feet In the lone-
method of self-government.
v "It would be necessary to make all
future dormitories in such relation to
those already erected as to form close
geographical units, and to srect In eon
nectlon with each group a building
which should contain a dining room,
kitchens and serving room for. social
purposes, and rooms for ths member of
the faculty who shall preside over tha
"Every undergraduate would be re
quired to actually live in his 'quad,' and
the residents or each 'quad' would be
made up as nearly as might be of equal
numbers of seniors. Juniors, sophomores
and freshmen; ' because it Is clear to
every one that the life of the university
can be best regulated and dsveloped .
only when the under-elassmen are In
constant association with upper-classmen,
wnder such terms as to be formed
and guided by them. The self-government
of each group would naturally be
Vested In the seniors, or seniors and
Juniors, who , were members of ths
fqud.' . V r
"Tho object would be to place un
married members of ths fsculty in resi
dence in 'quads,' in order to bring them
ln close, habitual, natural association
with the undergraduates, and so ulti
mately tie ths intellectual and social
life of ths plaos into one another; to
associate ths four classes in a genuinely-'
organic manner and make -the university
a real social body, to ths exclusion of
rllnuaa and separate class social organi
sations; and io Bivs to, -ths university
the kind of ' common consciousness
which apparently comes from the closer
sort of social contact, to be held only
outside ths classroom, and most easily
to be got about a common table, , and
In ths contacts or common me.
Olying his reasons for being opposed
to the present lub .lire. Dr, Wilson
ins Aooaua- was wrowwi, , inn reluc
tantly and sadly the DarioPalace was
condemed, f -'"V-'-: ''
Fortunately, ths owner ef the palace,
the Countess d la, Baume-Pluvinel, is
wealthy. - She- decided upon numbering
each st6ne end article in the building,
piece by piece,' ins paiaqe wm- o rs-
n, .v . ,h hi .-,
This will be at a cost -
e,t tiO 000 ,
la ail part of yealcs ths work o
MORNING, AUGUST li;
some evening hours. In a way ho had
acorned during the days of his master's
celibacy. Alice heartily disliked the
"He thoroughly spoiled "Robert tol
que J'aims' for me the other day," ahe
complained. "Howled! And Just as I
had It right' too!"
When the. days grew too beautiful to
atay much indoors, the man would walk
uptown from his business place. Often
he stopped In front of toy shop win
dows, gazing long. Interestedly Into their
depths. Once he walked Inslds a shop.
The obssqulous floorwalker came up to
"I would like to look at a train of
cars for a little boy," said Richard,
and had bought-ona He felt ashamed
to let Alice know, so - had hidden the
toy on one of the top kitchen shelves
sure that she wouldn't find it there.
After that it -had been an easy matter4
to purchase others for the Prodigal.
With it all. though. It was not until
Alice began absenting herself from
home often that. Richard began futllely
to fumble within himself for a reason.
He had in a way been content to know
ahe was near him when she was with
her bloved music. But later ahe had
begun to go out to tne opera - o
musical gatherings with friends of her
own choosing. 3
"Go ahead, dear," ha had told her at
first "I lore the muslo all-right, but
you know I'm too much of a duffer to
understand the companionship."
. And so the chasm had widened. Im
perceptibly at first but then to a width'
tnai naa maae even ajics s .aosoroea
conscience assert' Itself. She had come
home late, very late, ona night and had
found Richard asleep on hts Morris
chair, the Prodigal on guard at nis feet.
The eloquence of the man's lonely even
ing struck her.
-Poor old Richard ! shs . whispered
with a pang. "'It Isn't fair to blm. He's
too good to me. I selfish, selfish as .1
am I don't deserve him.,, I'll tell him
so tomorrow," '
At an unusual meeting 'at tba'break-'
fast table (Richard usually, had '.his
morning meal hours before Alice srose)
Alice was painfully full of , ths strength
of her purpose. . .
"Richard, ' shs began slowly. '1 must
tell you something and Won't you be
lieve me when I tell you thst I hope
It won't hurt you that you won't caret
I have come to a decision. - I I 'am,
going away. Richard: I'm going to try
to let you be as you were before before
I came. I should never have married
you I wish I had not"
"Alloe'" The man started up, but
could only fall back helplessly. "AliQe!"
nt isn't fair to you," . she went on.
'1 can't stay at home and do as you
demolition and reconstruction is o!ng
of these Venetians, and no sooner does
a beloved landmark fall than they try
to resurrect It, elsewhere. They will
... Ih.i, -uv. anA ihanv declare
ty. ana many declare
tnat WHB It insy Wul SUIier 'tne icreioiu .
wood, and brick and mortar. Beently
the famous Goldsn House was repaired.
The Labia Palace.which contalna some
of ths ploturss of Tiepolo. was strength-
With extreme ears and difficulty
plasterari have been trying to solidify er t.rta u.m.TO fr- 4 .r-euom , . own the" peopia and fhelV repw
(hs vaulted roof of St Mark's without .nka a '-a int0 whnca shs "tatlvea It was quits indignant
injuring the rars moslacs. In ths cha- Binuu, ints seawsea, into wnencs goo -whea the council of the town demanded
nnia af all times one , can ses - men
with trowels and'.mortar boards.
Thers is something- pathstio in this ,
work; something herolo in the persls- ;
tencs ox tnese peop" w, c"''
Doge's palacs. sracklng and Sinking, ;Ws talk : aboutt, every night
have bsiTbraced. with Iron. ; L .''iA very t'- , ,
Both tha churehss of St John and TIjs kitchen seems a oheerless placs;
gt Paul snd ths Frarl most ha watched ; Ws hats to turn , the knob
constantly, v In fear of sudden collapse. And look Into that lonesome waste,
the statues ths winged victories and .fiinca Freda yoomped.her yob,
symbollo s figures have x.heen '.removed 'A'iy" ;;;.'?.v?vi-;-. ;
from the -church Of, St. "-.John and SU "Ws miss our Freda dreadfully,
Paul. ''w fi-..-i..uy.?'-'---j.v. la. fact for-her we plna ,
, In ths Fruri the Pantheon of Venles. Her English was distressing, but '
which contains ths ashes of great sd- Her breakfast rolls-were Has.
mirais and generals of the republic the And now vs ait and think of her,
statues have been: dismantled,. Board And in our throats a sob 1 .
fences havs been put up before the mau- Of sorrow rises at ths thought ' v
wiinra oj vnY, ww ,r "i,u!"D va;
saeristy. - Even ths pictures of ..rThs.
Virgin' by- Bellini, and ths .work; Tis- ;
VUlt Itavv unii . yui v.iv vv1.-.
Profesor otto, vvagner. or tne Acau-
.! line . . w?
ths city, were erected srs rotting. And
there is absolutely no hops, hs declares,
poiyts Jambord,. or tns university . or
raris, also nas aeciarea mat tne city
IS doomed. . : '" ": ';":'' ' "'".?
Shortly after the Campanile fell,
H. BlackalUa woll-know Boston -arch,
Iteot made an examination of th
uru iiiauv . ii ..Mill wnm wvn vi vn,
foundations of the city with Slgnor
Otecomo . , Bom, th most ts emlmnent
architect of .Italy. .
want ma to do as I ought to do. I'm
not the sort to make you happy. It's
better as I say. I'm going away."
Tie silent pain in his face mads her
"Mou saia. wnen you maae me marry
you, I that you would be satisfied with
my companionship but I can't give you
that Don't you see I can tt .You want
a woman who could be your companion
and wife, as I never can. You need a
big, strong, motherly housewife , who
loves to cook and. sew and take' care
of the bablea Oh, It's all very beautiful
and proper, and all to talk about, I
know, but ypu should not have let me
marry you you should have known.
Probably you think me cruel now, but
I can t help It 2 can't! I can't! Put
all the blame on me.. I want it I
The man towered above her. .
"Alice, be quiet" he commanded,
"You know how I love you, even while
you're hurttnr me you know you are tho
one, the only woman In this whole wide
world for me, and you shall not
leave ma" ',
-She bowed her head. It was the first
'time he had so spoken to her.
"But I'm no wife for you, Richard,"
shs faltered. "I can'i Der -;
"Yon can be 4f you' will. Try," hs
. added in softer tone, ,
' , Her sincere attempts to be what she
believed the man wanted her to be
touched Richard, v He eaaie horns night
ly to a-plsee that was no longsr ths,
bachelor quarters it had become In a
year. - The work basket was emptied of,
'magazines. His personal comfort was
considered.' Tne state or nis ciotning
im proved. : He found buttons Instead of
.gaps. He found neatly brushed clothes.
Alloa would not touch the piano at
Bight, declaring she preferred to play
cards with him! Before that, he had
found companionship -merely in knowing
that the same roof covered them -both.
'Despite an. assumed gaiety, though, the
man Could sse that her submission was
heartbreaking that shs longed with all
'the Intensity of her artlatlo soul to be
free - from tha sordldness ' of It all
the b&naUty. tr...v',v.--.v -.. '-
He came home late one evening, a box
' of candy - tied with a pink ribbon for.
Alice in one pocket: in the other a big
' red striped rubber ball for the Prodi-
f al The lights were not lighted in
hs muslo room. '.Evidently Alice was
out , somewhere. He groped through
the dark to find the electric switch.
Passing an open window, he leaned out
over a bed of lavender her hand had
planted there. He sniffed Its fragrance,
''Dear little girl,", he murmured. The
brilliance of the electric lights accen
tuated the loneliness of the place. . He ,
wished that Alice would corns home. 1 A
ring at the door startled him. , A mes
senger brought .him a note. .i
Mr. Blacksil said that the city re-
first stratum of which ranges from a
few. inches to 100. feet in depth. This
Jles Immediately over a bed of sand.
It Is believed that dredain oDera-
it is oeiisvea tnai areaging opera-
Liuna in mo ufniiu ijaiiki aim (uo vriu-
SVoug't ITlnafVVli STSSl
Du?idei,Snr?he VaySw'e'n alTow
S"d0t- $f'Et 55 ,be du? th
rSS.h' .0PJ Sr ron wrote ynroohtiil.
; "rnaP 4"rron wrote propneticaiiy.
Vtmlns lost 'anil wnn.
.ven'cs, lost ana won,
From' ths Somervllls Journal. -
doesn't seem the .am. to u. ,
u nai r reaa yoompea ner yob,
; , , ',7
h0 - wtm't corns back, She's j
,.a --'"; now.' .
W ! y rate.
She thinks she's better off.
v. aoea no iooa' io scon:. " '
. Bul evsry tlmewe think V-V
" our SaJ heartrvs a throh '
pines x ioun j-uurapea ner yoo.
By' an executive; order tha employe"
of the government, printing office are-
now enjoying a half holiday on Batur-
j j - - .."..v.j uii Da bur
days during July, August and Septem
ner, tne same - as employes of other do-. -:
artmsnt. , ,
"1 hsvs done Vl, Richard," the note)
read. "I bad to. It la only rair to com
of us to you- particularly who have
been so good to me. I have It In my
heart to wish you had not been quite
so good. Don't come to me, Richard,
rfaar. It'a baat It trulv is. I love YOU
so. I leave you. It's funny old
world. . M
The man groped for the meaning Vf
It It was a blur. Hs walked out of
his horns and down the electric lighted
street in tha wsrm evening air on and
on ahd on how far he never atopped
. to reckon. 'Suddenly he threw back his
head and laughed. He had had an Idea
that Alice had left him. - Ridiculous
fancy! . She -was waiting horn for hlra
to coma - Hs would stop In tha club
nearby, have a drink and hurry horns
- to her. They would have a good laugh
In the cafe of the club, two friends
stopped him. - - '
"Hello, Harvey, old man."' heartily
exclaimed one, clapping him on ths
shouldsr. "Where have you been In a
dog's agst My, but I'm glad to see you!
Mechanically Richard listened to their
club gossip. - He must hurry boms, to
A1'TYell. so long, said his friend, "If
you must go. Sorry you can't go with
us, though It's to be a bully concert
and you so fond of music, too. Say.
they say Van Blum has a card up his'
.sleeve, all right a new singer, pupil
of Wachtsr prise voice, too says
, she'll be great soma day. Nam of
Fields AHcs Fields." "
Richard lurched suddenly forward.
His friend caught him. v
Why, ' why what, old man " ex
claimed the clubman, . ;
"Nothing, nothing," hastily replied
Richard, drawing the back of his hand
across his dased eyea "Same old twitch
Must be goingso long." ,
Out into the night he went again.
Stumbling on to his deserted home, - Ths
Prodigal fawned a welcome on the man,
but hs put the dog from him. He
dragged tha train pf cars from Its hid
ing place gad arranged it on a track on'
the dining room table.; Then- he sat'
down In front of it and placed the Prod
igal's' lead soldiers In orderly rows,'
His hand fell to his side. He felt ths
rubber ball and drew It forth. '
The room was horribly still and oulet
The voices Of the silence mocked htm,,
They; cried out to him and he tlurpr,
himself face downward on the tabldtn I
one outstretched hand hs helrijtilfhtly
the gaily striped rubber bafl. ;
rney were tne tears or a strong man
that wet ths little lead soldiers a man
crying for his own.
''My little baby," he moaned, "Dad
dy's little boy." - ' -
This Ilappen" Sometimes.
outsat Gary, Indiana, ths united
States steel trust owns a town. It
thought It -owned" the nanni t rtnd
"lou ownea tne people. It finds
.: . "
uvvwu b wm-n wicai iuiio. .
uThs dlscovsry of this fact was a
d InMlntuH dollar marks
model street railway, And, of course,
th trust wanted the usual mode. :
dividend that Is to say, a good deal
more than the thing was .'worth.
Th? steel trust took It for granted
that if it owned the tnmn it mu.t
wiroo-oeni tare ior tns steel workers. ,
tTh reply of the"steel trust was that
the people were very ungrateful, and
, that If they wouldn't give a franchise
for a five-cent fare they could go-with-
-, out street ears, walk to work and be)
docked if lats. ;.:---
Thst : seemed , concluslvs; - hut r3 It
, wasn't.' Anqthsr man turnsd up In the .
steel trust model town. He was 'a
country lawyer. He made a bid for ths
franchise,, depositing a moderate amount -of
money, . He : got ths franchise, an
wiu sell eight street car tickets for
25 cents practically three cents apiece.
-The steel corporation is sad, but -It?
has learned something. One after an-
; other corporation will learn an impor-
. tant fact, which : is you can "own"
, property, dollars, corporations, but you
can t own people. They may be quiet
for a while. ' but you .can't tell , when
they will wake up. ; You may think you
have got them praotically where you
want mem,, out you tin i ten wnen
your great surprise will come. ,
The little lesson which the citizens
of a model town taught to one big oor-
oration will be taught to alFvf tha
Ig corporations by ths oltlsensXl ths
.nil,, I Tl . Ctafft. ; W"V
...... r' - v- " ''.. ikuv. t . h
comes. And it may not bs so far oi .
Sho Misunderstood. ' i
w I . .ij -a i - o j-uu winy nvuui-
inundations from your last placet '
The Cook na, mum: Ol hov soma
ahpoons an' table linen an-' silverware. .