Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, September 15, 1914, Sports Extra, Page 10, Image 10

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Strange Story of Laura
Gray's Career Revealed in
Letter Accompanying Pre
sentation of Medal.
German Methodists, Crushed Under
Heavy Taxes, May Close Temples.
NEW TOOK. Sept. 15.-A letter wan re
ceived here from Bishop I.. Nelson, direc
tor of the work of the Methodist Epls
I copal Church, bv the Hoard of Foreign
Missions of that faith, .tntlng that the
German Methodist congregations are
crushed under the heavy burdcnB imposed
upon them by the war.
The congregations arc face to face with
the necessity of closing their churches
temporarily, he save,
A really gifted and brilliant young I
woman, whose life might well hnVo been I
diverted Into the highest channels, has '
under the saddest of nil circumstances
gone over to Join the great majority. Her
sule.de by an overdose of a .drug to J jj HoUSewiveS Not to Ex-
which she became addicted inter Joining
the militant suffrage forces, took place In . All Fanrv CirnrprV
n .1,, i .tnr,m. streot. London, last June. , PeCl Ml1 r a,1Cy rOCery
Joan Lavender Guthrie, or, as she called
herself, "Laura Gray," frequently ted the
militant suffragettes on wild uxpedltlons.
Until her 21st birthday, a couple of
years ago. she lived with her widowed
mother under tho most comfortable cir-
Store Frills
at Farm
CHICAGO. Sent. IB. "Don'ts" fot
i ,. ... .- ... - .. ...i..t..-i
. .-. -., ..,.. ttitOiiv mi it . Housewives uenung ai inc new nium-ii"..
cumstnnces In Kensington Highly cuu-
-l.nltletl nhl llO-1 ""u"c'"i "Witv un mu o ......... .... -
tnlpil nml of brllllnnt
volopcd a leaning for socialistic lltoratuio,
nml hne.imn militant suffragette. Hut
until tho following letter and its nccom
panMng medal for "valor" was tent her,
tho young rlrl's life was fairly normal.
The medal was from the V. 3. I'. V. to
militants, and tho letter reads:
Dear Soldier In tho Women's Army:
Xo mere words can potslbiy express
the reclines of the committee towards
you and the other comrades who have
!-o nobh and with utter disregard of
self sulU'p; the pain of the hunger
strike, and the horrors of forelblo
feeding In pi Ison, at tho prompting
of duty and lu.valty to the cause you
passionately love, and which Is the
dearest In lite to us all. I send you
therefore. In all honor, and on behalf
of tho committee of tho W. S. P. U..
tho lwdul for valor In action, and my
personal wish that you have not mif
forcd too seriously In health as the
icsult of your heroic tight for prin
ciple. Your", with all greetings,
When th Coroner. Ingteb oddle.
summed up. iiU voice trembled with emo
tion, and there was scarcely a dry ee
in the room. He nervously lingered the
above letter, and then said:
' Can un thing be more calculated to
upset the mind of u young girl sucli ns ,
receiving this document ond this tr.ivetUv
of a modal? After tr.l "he began to eag
gerato her own Importance. The weak
mind probably ga.-e way. She U.ives her
homo, hrr slst r. her mother, for a gar- .
ret In ordrr to am her own living and
probabl devote herself to the cause. ?he i
is next "n tlie st-ice as a pununinii'- tii"i
gun vostcrdny, have been Issued with tho
nptmmtl of the Municipal Markets Com
mission. These rules aic laid down as
a guide to women eager to cut the cost
of living, but who moy expect the frills
of fancy groceiy stote service on the
school lots where farm wagons loaded
with gatden truck will be found.
Tho markets to be opened this week, as
the result of an Inspection lour made by
Alderman James H. Law ley and his aides,
will bo at Maxwell and t'nion streets,
and on the Washington Pchool property,
Moigan and Ohio stiects.
Pollowlng are the "don'ts ' for munic
ipal marketers.
Don't expect the farmers to telephone
you at your l-eslilenco and take your or
der over the wire.
Don't ask to haw an car of corn and n
bunch of onions delivered.
Don't demand credit from the sturdy
agriculturist wl.o .rolls Jim tomatoes at
bottom price Spot cash talks.
Don't hunt for premium at the munic
ipal markets. The farmer cnntiot give
ou a cuke of soap or a silver-handled
mop-stick with overy B0-cont purchase.
Don't expect the municipal market to
deal in toilet goods:, razors, imported
olives, caviar, roller skates, hair tonle.
pickled ostr and Caroline. Go to an
up-to-date grocery store.
Don't come to market without a bosket.
It may not look stylish, but what you
save might buy a new winter hat.
Don't expect that vour puivlinse.s
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ana when a young gin, iiruusm ij - t koiuk in . iuin.-u -i - -
was, "tart" to live th" free and inde- tre" ornaments.
dependent citenco we hear so much ' if nu don't seo what you want, asl; a
about in England, men of the world know policeman.
the danger she runs, a danger of which ;
this r-iri unfoi tm-atelv did not escape.
"Xext we find her In the company of
men frenuentlnt night clubs and taking
moncv from them. Thero la no more
about the su1Tr..i 1st movement. The girl
seems to hive be.n absolutely degraded,
and trom then i,.-i- whole history Is oirn of
drink, drugs, immorality and death from
her own land "
The Cemne- 1 .'ad aloud a letter written
by the unf'ntut.atp Miss Guthrie, to her
', Tne'ber in -vhii h she sns.
.My It if Little Mother Whatever
wrotchedr"-.-- I have had has come to me
through mi own doing, and during this
Inst rear. If pnrliruiar. nave mer. some
i 'tKf'si iBKlfjtetv. 'J s v 'sfy. 7S&iN faSs;
. y ,r' '-j "rwr titttim nfg wfcrriiiffT,iniirriMiMrr-rrBii,-T-nii-rfM-BM-M.raraMriai " '-,
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Ts the Stav-At-Home daughter reiili;.
the least nergetlc and useful memb-r
of the nioderr middleclncs family0
She b isuellv regarded as a sort of lilv
of the field, a voting person whoe solo
d".tv is to do a little pottering around
th. house, a llttlo futile Austin? oi ui"
very dear s .n'. both men and women. roo. -,., to dresa up In the afternoons nnd
look prettv. awl generally to onjoy life
in a fi'm .md leisur-ly fashion. But is
this really the true picture.
T Know n family of three girls, two of
whom go to business every day. while the
II vou ew. c o:i-.e across them nnd they
speak to 'on '' no give them a welcome
for my 'ake. . -v n though I may have
m.-t th.m in bad and immoral ways.
PI 'as.' don t imntrlne for a moment thnt
h.u I h .ve ili .. was suggested by our
lrt convemnt'oii T have been takirg
drucs for ihe lnt mn months practically i t;.',,j Und voungest remains at home. She
evirv nirht. I only lied to you about it
because I l:nv 'on would worry if I
told you the truth. Of course, the kindly
roroiH-r will '"ill i 'temporary Insanity.
I'i:t. a-" a mrtt" rf fa't, I thlnlt this Is
nbout the s.in, n thing I have yet done.
1 am sl-npl.v vt-i". very tired of things
Ir general T nnnot see that the world
v ill progre" :m the worse for my being
out of it It H'ems rowardlv, I know, but
I should or!" " on causing ynu more un
happiness, dear 'oiji, for there are certain
ways of life whkh it it absolutely Impos
sll,le to g've up In fad, one does not
-Want to. Vou .ire fo pure and good that
it is hard to wrte this to you, but I feel i
it to be th" absolute truth. I believe
there must he . further- sphere for people j
like ; on. wlK'e imhar'Pine"s and dlsap- i
polntmmt .ne "moothed itwas. Xo ono
In this world eonb1 have had a. better or
more sympathetic mother than J. ". L."
Troops Take Comrades for Foes and
Destruction Follows,
PARlJi. Sept '5,
A German " -rived .it ..,... an J J? Thi .nlnir. for 'tK,- 7o sefiom
Interesting ai count of how tbe Germans i too tjred" wheie pleasure Is concerned
is t.i cleverest of the family, quirt; ond
energetic and upon her the heavy end
of tho beam really falls.
h" rises at 3 promptly, prepares and
p.-esldes over the earl breakfast of her
two sister", mends gloves, collects be
longings, !-unts for handkerchief and
ruaht-R to get nnvth'ng that may haw
beti forgotten at fie last frantic minute
but vlvr a few moments remain to train
time. When at length mev nie really off, she
feeU Inclined to letir. to bed again for
a tliorntgh rert B'it no1 An arduous
ilrii- i- before her. and there is no flnan
i lal ewjrd at the e:m of It.
Wli le ! or busir-p s'nters are mingling
with the world, coming into dally con
tact vlh cliver interesting people, meet
ing and mixing with nn n of affairs, that
little StayAt-H une sl'ter ' so busy thnt
be has no tim, no opportunity to meet
anybody really worth while."
Wh-n her businesn sit-tets ome In Ht
night thev are "too tired" to lend her a
helping hand, and rocllno upon sofa or
easv chair while she prepares supper.
And then these business sisters have
such tint salaries thnt they can afford to
bo to theatre, and eoneerts, and skating
destroyed the village of Burzwe'ller m
A small detachment of German soldiers
entered the village to pass the night, ha
says, and compelled the inhabitants to
bIv i hum buls
Lotr another detachment of German
And th little stny-nt-home girl some
t.tns f-els a pang of very natural and
quite girllHh envy when they come In
with gay tales of the bustling world
''How I wish I could earn a big salary,
and eo around and have such Tun! ' she
sometimes savs Hut some one must st
homo and keep things nice- and. with a
small ami stinen hiko. " i . uui.
hubjliTs ereainiied near the village 4nd uptimlktie little soul she turns to the pof
inn ihu nomB mure "i m iuiu torn- i Sl)(j pans once more.
patriots In the village. j .,
fin. oi tie horbes of the enmping party I ... ..., .,
bad len wound-d, and the captain aava ' KAISER'S WOUNDED SON
the ordei o im iU sufferings. Ono of i ..
the soldi.-. M.rt it. and the s.ntr.- RAISED TO IRON CROSS
rtatlon.-d bv th flrwt arrivals hearing
LL the afternoon and
cvcniiifj Jimmy hunted
around in search of
trouble, but found
True enough, lie saw
an old owl Mttins? up
in a tree. ani nc said
imelt. " there ? a
epy old tciiow; t n
wakt linn tip in a hurry: so nc uievv
vcry harrl and waked the old owl up.
"Oh. thank vou so much, Jimmy,"
said the owl, the minute he a
awake "1 was Inning such very b-ul
dreams it was a real kind act for vou
to wake me up. And anyway, it h
high time F was about my huiiicc.
Thank you aain," and he flew away.
Oh. but Jimmy was angry!
He went from there directly over
to the cornfield. "I know what I'll
do I'll blow the corn down, then
they will all think I'm dreadful I
jjues!" So he blew and blew. The
long corn leaves rustled and shook
and Jimmy thought he was being
very successfully b.id. Till one corn
stalk spoiled it all by saying: "You
are alwnyi o thoughtful and kind,
Jimmy South-breeze all the other
winds have gone off and left us, but
vou stay and fan u and make us
very happy. We thank you very
much." And all the cornstalks rus
tled a "thank you-' -o shyly and hap
pily that Jimmy had no heart for say
ing an angry word, though he felt
very cross in his heart.
lie even ilayed and fanned them a
little longer, while he was trying to
decide w nat to attempt next.
"I know! Why didn't 1 think of
it before!" he exclaimed suddenly.
"It's just the very worst thing a
breeze can do I'll blow the baby
robins out of their nest!"
Chuckling with naughty delight, he
hurried over toward :t robin's nest,
and pushed two little babies oft the
edge oi the nest!
But before he even had time to
think how smart and wicked he was,
Mrs Rohm spoilt it all by saying
gratefully! "Thank you so much, Jim
my, they were plenty strong to Hy,
but a little afraid to begin. All they
needed was your kind help!"
"It's just no use to try to be bad,"
groaned Jimmy in despair, "I think I
might as well give up and go home."
. So he started back.
On hi.1- way he passed a fine gar- i
den. The flowers were all dead and
the tops were full of ripe brown
seeds. i
He humeri ocv fo.Mjrds roMn's
licst, and pushed fico Utile babies
ofj the cihic of the nat!
"My last chance!' exclaimed Jim
my. "I'll tear those seeds away from
their home and spread them all over
the garden."
He shook the plants fiercely and
scattered the seeds hither and yon.
And just as he was finishing, his
mother blew up. "That's a nice boy,"
she complimented htm, "you couldn't
do anything better than that now
next year we'll huvu pretty flowers
all over the garden."
Jimmy said not a word he simply
gave up trying to be bad and went
to bed!
Tomorrow Four o'Clocks.
CopyrlBhi. 1011, f'laru Ingram Judson
A suit of blue cheviot with the icdln
goto coat having a velvet collar and a
broard girdle, and a skirt with plaits at
both sides that Hare at the foot costs 120.
At $:'.", a suit similar in cut is seen in
both blue and black cheviot. The skirt
Is plain, hut Is buttoned In fiont down
Its entlro length.
There are soft greens and browns among
the higher-priced suits. AVine cojor is
.-ccn, and many shades of violet and dull
In greseda. or gray green, a suit Is
priced at J27.M that ha great individu
ality. Hoth skirt and coat nre trimmed with
tows of buttons made of a combination
of bone and of the material Itself.
Tim coat is cut to almost knee-length in
the back, and it has the high Napoleonic
collar that Is becoming to so many faces.
It Is bound with black silk braid that
carries out tho military effect, and Is cut
away to partially reveal a waistcoat of
the material, buttoned and braided.
The skirt has three narrow plaits at
each side that widen toward the foot
and that are unconllned from the knee
It would seem that we need no longer
mince along the street, hut that we may
walk with the natural stride of tho free
born once again.
it Is hard to tell just what relation color
hns to price, but ns one departs from the
blue and black the prices soar upward.
There Is perhaps more Individuality In
the cut or trimming of each suit, but the
outlines are pretty much the same and
th redingoto is seen more often than any
other form of out-of-door garment.
One of the exclusive shops Is showing a
suit at JIS.OO In a dull tobacco brown thnt
has the Napoleonic collnr, the edges
bound with black silk braid and the red
ingoto coat with Its wide Hare.
The individual note Is struck by the
black satin fringed sah and tho way it
is drniM-d about the hips.
Nevertheless, one can buy a suit of blue
oi black for $20 or JJ5 without fearing to
ben too many duplicates. The shops have
learned to guard against this very thing,
mid by ringing slight i hariges on the same
model a variety Is offered from which to
And it is Just here that the individuality
of the wearer comes Into play nnd can
And expression.
tho bot irive the alarm
Tli roia!. r ho were asleep In the
lic.uo- lu.uirid up tu great alarm. They
tired fran' h-aliy out of the windows, be.
lieviug that a French force was attack
ing thetn
Tho ii.-rrn.ins in the cmp thought that
n Kieocii fotn- wru. inside the villas and
The r o3' Suf at , 0 grapnel during the recent
ward bet the v iMaxe on ftie fighting In East Prussia. Stated today that
Kigbty ili'id'en v.eie burned to death
Prince Joachim, Recovering, Eager to
Get Back to Front.
BRItl-IN, Sept IS.
The Imperial surgeon attending Prime
Joachim. oungt son of Kmperor Wil
liam who was wounded In the thigh with
and man j
th- lnb ihiidnta were shot
Assistant Secretary Breckinridge
Leaves Capital to Aid Refugees,
I'MUti. Sept 15
II.. hotci aie .uiTermg from a scarcity
of Kurau. At the Continental there are
only t.oveii guedta ill all. Eaih has five
it altera to attend him.
A pirt of Amerkana went to the
Hotel d'leua a few day ago and asked:
"What are your prices?"
-What me ou willing to pay?" asked
the manager
Henry S HreckJnrldse. Assistant Sec
retary of War. in charge of the relief
of American, went to London today. He
expects to arrive back in America be
lure the end of the month
Mr lire, kinrldge probably has yi
more of ilu I'.tual lighting than any
other uoncombatant.
ti.e wounds were healing and that the
Prince will soon be able to return to the
The Bmpr has had much trouble In
keeping her eon in Ue4. "I rnust rejoin
m regiment in two wwKs." declared
Prince Joachim to tlw physician. "They
need me at tba front. ThfeJ' need all men
there "
The t'liuctt is proud of the wound vvhh-h
he suffer In the service of the father
land. The KaUer. loo, la proud of his
plucky son and listened eagerly to the
atory of the engagement In which the
youth was hurt
The Prince and another general were
rushing to the front and were wounded
together. They dreised their wounds
with the bandages whleh all German
officers carry. I-ater the Prince was
taken to the Military Hospital at Allen
stein, where he was kept until he could
be brought to Berlin
Prince Joachim has been ralfced to the
iron Cross for braver- In action.
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JhrWw 1
"f T7U1.X in my bathinK uit
" 1 play upon the sand;
'J hc say 1 look so cute,
U uli skin all brown ami
nj -diould they coax me so
to Kct
My pretty suit all nasty wet?
lint when out in the take
My father goes to kwin,
1 sometimes liLe to take
A wulk tq get to JUn.
My mother says. 'Do you
He'd rather Uathc in all his
Platonic Friendship an Aid to Mental
Willi the leeont triumphant rl'e of the
bachelor girl, and the subsequent discard
ing or that opprobrious term, old maid,
n truer camaraderie has bpruug up he
tvveeu the soxe.s. and many are the advan
tag. a to be reapd therefrom by both
Platonic friendship lias until recently
oeen legnrded with a suspicious eyo and
generally condemned as being something
iiim itural and queer, and, anyhow, super
iluous "What is lh good of pl.itonles?"
s-.iid a lianty young man once, "if j want
a rr-al friend I go tu a man who can
! talk deiently and who understands things,
and who can knock around with mo!
Hut girls ure different. When jou go
out with them they expect you to spend
a lot of money on their amusement, nnd,
unburn, girls are not meant to he real
pals us men aru to each other."
Hut, Indeed, It is tlmo these foolish
.-.tatements were contradicted. The Inde
pendent girl desires equality In her friend
ships, mid Is much too proud to accept
favors for which she cannot return full
Instead of being an expensive luxury,
sho wlshis to be a true friend, giving
us much pleasure as she gets, and sho
rigurd her friendships with men not only
ns a pleasure, but as an education and an
xperltnce, and Itontr.iry to som
opinions) not as a pathway that If suc
cessfully and dlplomatti-u'l.v trodden. leads
to 'lie Inevitable altar. Her outlook la
broadened and her inlml entertained
through masculine companionship, nnd
the man. on the other hand, finds that he
ton, gains both pleasure and profit fioni
the frildshlp.
He discovers the mind of his woman
friend. If she be clever and interesting
to be at once tnoio complex and mor
lncrinprehen3lblo than tint of his ordl-
1 nary male companion, .vet the one frlend-
bhlp does not In the least exclude the
other, for the friendship between men
nnd men must always differ from the
I friendship between men and women, the
latter admitting certain reserves, certain
' unexpected surprises, and always and
, ever a certain curious charm of freshness
i not usually to be found in the former.
Miss Elsie de "Wolfe With Into Finan
cier's Daughter at Blarrlts.
NEW YORK, Sept. lS.-Blsle De Wolfe,
actress, In writing to a friend in this
city, says that Miss Anne Morgan,
daughter of tho lata J. P. Morgan, Is
staying at Illarrltz, France, with Miss
Elizabeth Marbury.
Miss De Wolfe says she was motoring
from Avignon to Spnln when the war
broke out. She reached Dlarrttz on
August 16 and two weeks lator sho was
Joined by Miss Morgan and Miss Mar
New Basque Is but a First
Cousin American Mod
istes Will Have Oppor
tunity to Show Skill.
Once In so often the rumor Is hinted
abroad that tho separate blouso Is con
demned to death, fashionable death, that
is. But It reappears quite brazenly nnd In
arrcsistioiy tempting guise. Before tho
season la over wo will perhaps tiro of
tho basque, for even tho blouse Is tarred
slightly with fho samo brush. It Is al
tered or modified, but there Is at least" a
auggestlon of it In many that are de
signed of tho heavier materials.
Tho illustration shows a blouse of
moire, cut with the kimono shoulder and
the new cuff that comes down over the
hand almost to the fingers. This cuff is
the last word of the modiste, nt present,
and while It may bo shaped in various
wajv, left open or closed, it must bo
not only long hut very long, Indeed.
Tho blouse l finished with a sailor col
lar nt the throat, and the vest nnd girdle
are cut In one piece and fitted snugly
to give the hasquo effect. Tho vest but
tons noticeably higher than those we have
boen wearing; It would seem almost as
If the higher the fastening the smarter
the effect.
This argues a gradual disappearance of
tho chain and beads, often of such bar
baric color nnd splendor, and a reappear
ance of smart llttlo bows and neckties,
of the kind that were high favorites a
few yearn ago. Here, there Is neither
bow nor tie, Just buttons, but beautifully
cut Jet buttons that aro very decorative
on a delicate color. The buttons are also
used on the cuffs whore thoy hold the
pointed ends of tho cuffs In position
against the sleeve itself.
There Is something essentially French
about the uso of Jet for this purpose. The
blouse l.s trimmed with its own mateilal
for both collar and cuffs, and It needs
Just the daring touch that tho glistening
black buttons give.
It is nn artistic touch, for when all Is
said and done the French modistes are
artists where color Ib concerned.
Just what effect the war will have In
giving American designers nn opportun
ity to create fashions after their own
stylo nnd taste will perhaps depend on
how long the war lasts. Certainly they
have never had a fair chance, for the
public demand is for French fashions in
clothca nnd millinery.
It Is not a matter of fad or fancy, nor
a lack of patriotism. American artistes
have yet to prove themselves when It
comes to a really fine feeling for color.
In this respect It can certainly be ad
mitted still, that "they do those things
better in France."
When palms nre kept Indoors In tho
wintertime, duo attention must, be given
them, If they are to thrive. The fol
lowing Is an excellent treatment. Spongo
the leaves once n week regularly with
lukewarm water, to which a little milk
has been added. Then place the plant for
two hours In lukewarm water, allowing
tho water to completely cover the pot.
In the cleaning of painted or varnished
surfaces, special care is necessary. To
half a bucketful of warm water add a
tablesponnful of salts of tartar; wash
the paints with a rng dipped In this, nnd
it wfll remove every speck of dirt.
Itlnse In clear water and dry with a
The coa! bill Is a tiemendous item In
many u hoiiHcvvlfe'a books, and tho fol
lowing hint will considerably lessen It.
Dissolve a pound of common washing
soda In n gallon of boiling water and
sprinkle tho solution over the roals. Tho
heat and brightness of the lire will bo
better than ever, whllo burning at about
half the usual rate.
More Than Doubled nnd Facilities for
Study Enlarged.
An unexpectedly largo number of ap
plications for admission to the School of
Horticulture for Women, at Ambler, Pa ,
hns greatly overtaxed the present fa
cilities. The school opened today with
23 resident pupils, more than doubling
last year's number, and with many more
day bchnlnrs.
An additional house neai by has been
secured as a residence and the two new
greenhouses, which will contain adequate
class room spate for practical work, will
be completed within a week or two. Tho
managers, who am women prominent In
society and in philanthropic work, havo
not yet succeeded In raising the amount
nocestatj to t-reet the large now build
ings for which plans have been drawn up.
The managers believe, however, that
tho need for this training school U quite
evident and they aro prepared to du
their utmost to lirlnjf tho facilities ni
tho school up to the demands miw made
upon It.
About four years ago a gioup of Phila
delphia clubwomen, who were Interested
In Increasing women's sphere of activ
ity, realized tho need for a suitable place
where women might acquire expert
knowledge and skill in gardening and
horticultural pursuits, and established
this Sihool of Horticulture for Women
on a 70-acrc farm near Ambler. Pa.
The vv.iik is planned with a view to
Instructing women in tho theoretical and
practical know leiUe necessary to manag.
their own guttbris profitably, tu (It them
for the management of private estates,
for various lucrative horticultural posi
tions, for profit-making work In gatden.
greenhouse ami orchard, and to train
them as teachers of nature study.
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German Forces Had Beached Fortifi
cations of Paris.
NEW YOP.K. Sept. 15.-On this date
U years ago the Prussian advance
reached the Peris fortifications and
troopa were forwarded to surround the
Death of Mother Makes
Her an Orphan Without
Friends - Pictures Amer
ica as Land of Promise.
The sorrows of youth are so 0f,n t.
nored and yet, ah, so pltlfuti For It !
only In youth that ono really "touch,,
bottom"; It Is only tn youth that the
blackest abysses of eorrow are gauged
For In youth, nnd In youth only, the
power to "feel" la nt its keenest, ana
this tho older folks nro slow to realize
The child sorrowing over her broken doll
-tho little boy lamenting the death of a
favorite dog-tho disastrous ending to
young girl's love affair-why, the unl.
veTsn for tho nonco is blotted out for
thcBol Tho pain of it ail would be toe
great, too overwhelming, tvero It not for
the blessed twin capacity for Joy,
And I, Ellen Adair, alono In America
nnd without ono real friend in tho world,
can yet thank heaven for this capacity
for deep feeling. For tho pendulum will I
surely swlns around nnd happiness on
day como to me again. "Ellen, dear
child," my mother used to say, "never
grow hard nnd never grow worldly. And
If sorrow comes, lot It only serve tn
soften you.
"Thpaln f ra"k '" nalU" ls caP"y for
And tho anguish of the sinner makes th.
swectne-s of the strain." raBK tin
" Dear mother, how lightly I listened to
your gentle mornllzlng-and how gladly
would I listen now.
For the peaceful llf0 n the English vil
las hnd a sad and BUddon ending. I
remember spring hnd como In a riot of
turbulent green, In wonderful stirrings
of wood and field, In tender upshoots-and
I-I had been strangely restless. Tho
joung sap was rising in the trees, tho
birds were mating- In tho branches and
singing tlielr hearts out In a very ccstaov
"..hi-'" i? ' ,tD t ln EGIan(J, now that
Aprils thoro! No earthly artist could
ir Pe ,t0 Po'nt an English spring
time. Tho hedges were n mass of tender
green, tho thorn trees budding In a white
profusion, and tho sun glittered In a thou
sand lights on the dow-spangled grass.
Oh, those dewy April mornings and my
young rebellious heart "More life! More
llfo I was crying to myself In a vague
and groping Way. ".My youth is passing
and I havo never lived!" and my heait
ncho deepened with the singing of tlio
nesting birds.
Two rivnl birds were courting thlr
lady-love on a neighboring tree, and th
beauty of their song brought tears to
my eyes. "Ilfo and love!" said 1, "and
love Is the only thing thnt matters. And
love. In this sleepy place, ls passing mo
by,' and with a dull heartache I walked
back to our cottage on the moor. But
even there the birds were courting be
neath the Babies and the dormer win
dows. To shut out their tender song I
hurried Indoors nnd seated myself In our
little parlor. But opposite me on the
wall was tho same old theme, for there,
hung by a careful hand, was Watt's great
picture, and I gazed upon It for the first
tlmo with new and seeing eyes "I.ovs
and I,lfe," and ln the shelter of Love's
wings Mfe rested.
I bulled my head on the table to shut
it out. and the tears ran down my cheeks.
"Why, Ellen," said a gentle voice, "tell
mo tho trouble, dear," and mother stood
by my side. I could not speak, for words
were futile to express tho vague stirrings
nt my heart.
"Is It the artist man who was here last
summer?" said she. "He may conic back
to us, Ellen. Do not weep so. dear'"
And then into her kindly ear I poured
my longings and my fears, It was not
any special lovo I wanted, but love nnd
life together. And I told her of tin
artist man's kind words, "Live up to
the highest always." I told her of my
sudden rebellion at our narrow llfo nnl
of tho it range heart stirrings that ths
spring had awakened within m. 1 talked
for an hour In my selfish absorption, and
then I caught sight of mother's face.
How thin and wan It looked; how deli
cately transparent! My heart smote me.
"Oh, mother, my place Is here with you!"
i cricii. "Vou need mo most!" and for
tho first time I noticed the frailty of
hor pretty figure and the droop of her
slender shoulders.
"I may not need you long, dear Ellen "
said she, "and then love and life will
come nnd you will bo free." And looking
at her dear, thin face, I think tho artist's
words came true; my self-centrednest
fell from me, my soul woke up, my soul
begnn to grow. I must never lose her,
thnt dear mother of mine; I would de
vote my life to her, and find happiness,
elusive niuo Bird, In Its true place, at
Tim spring (dipped by and the days
lengthened townrd midsummer And
Juno und tho honeysuckle and the roses
came in triumphant. I thought the
clover in a neighboring field had never
smellcil so sweet before. And then the
sudden truglc ending came-for mother
hod been ailing since the coming of the
spring and one Juno evening tho Blender
cord gave way, and sho quietly sllpi!
beyond the pale of earthly things I"
"wheie beyond these voices there H
peace" I cannot talk about It vet, the
pain is still too fresh, too new
And later, the pompoiiH lawyer from
tho nearest town arrived. "Vou have
lived a curious, shut-in life," said he to
mo "And. my dear young lad) ou
poor mother has shown a stiangc lack of
business capacity. For her worldly-all
was sunk In n small annuity, whkh lias
now, of course, terminated at her death
And I find your cottage mortgaged Have
you no relatives, no Intimate friends"
I racked my puzzled brains -anJ
shnrnefacedly confessed that, bejond th
vicar and the parish doctor, we had n"
"Hut, my tlear young lady," said the
pompou3 little lawyer, "your financial
position la now a serious one. I mu,
Inform you that even this cottage will
pits out of your hands for jour mother
although not In debt to any of the locl
trade-people, has borrowed from a nr
in town. And you are practically pennl
less Have jou really no relatives'"
"My mother's brother In America ' ,h'
only one I c-ver knew," said I badly,
And him I have not teen for evn
ycira. I was at boarding school In Ljn
don then, and he came over from Phil'
(friphiii to England on a business wv
Wi Hp.'iit i. du together at the Zoo anil
dined at Romano's. It was a red-len
day for me, I remember!"
You bad better advise him unaie
Ci itcly of jour awkward position m
child." raid the little lawjer ur
worldly-all consists of a ten-pound uoie
Jn the local savings bank," and he de
parted. And blovvly I resolved upon a-lion,
slowly my determination grew Not onl
would I write to this unWe of "
across tho seas, but I. Elien Adair a
luot of adventure and in uui-ai of l'r
would set forth to eek him 's5Jl
Aitom thu -, 1 pictured "'
Land of PromUe, the El 1uiadv of a
terrorising youth.
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