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THE CITIZEN, FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 1011.
By M. QUAD
CopyrlBht, 1910. by Associated Lit
There is do prettier village In the
whole west than Hint of Pentwater,
situated on the Hhurcs of Lake Michi
gan. It Is also a thriving place, but
there was a time In Its history, and not
so many years ago, that It had n ter
rible fight for Us life, und that fight
was precipitated by a ten pound boy
Mr. James Pond, a young man of
twenty-two, fell In lovo with Miss
Edith Brown. lie bought and ship
ped butter, eggs, potatoes and the like,
and she was a schoolteacher. It Is
not on record that one single person In I
Pentwnter had an objection to the
courtship. Marrlnge followed, and
still no objection. It was congratula
tions Instead. But when time had
passed and a little feller of a baby
Jumped Into ,tlu arena there was a
sudden and awful change. The father
had become n Sunday school superin
tendent, and within two days after
the birth of the baby he announced
that It was to be named Leviticus.
Mrs. Pond was a very good woman,
Indeed, but she wasn't good enough to
stand for Mich a name as that. She
announced that the boy was to be
named Leon, and right there the row
began Both had relatives, and the
relatives were dragged Into It. If you
trace the record of Leviticus back you
will find that he was a very good man
and that his name was all right for the
age In which lie lived. At that time
no one used nicknames. No one
thought of shortening bis cognomen to
"Leave" or "Levi." It was always
pronounced In full.
Mrs. Pond and her adherents held
that the name had served Its purpose
and should not be dug up for the bene
fit of her son. When the two names,
"Leviticus" and "Leon," were writ
ton side by side the odds seemed to
be ten to one in favor of the latter.
The boys might cut It to "Lee" and
Btlll leave it a pretty name.
"It shall be Leon, little darling, and
don't you worry." murmured the moth
er as she held the kid closer to her
bosom and her relatives said they
would back her up In It to their last
ton of hay.
But there wns the father to deal
with. He hnd not been known as a
desperate or determined man, but now
It appeared that he was. He vowed
by the beard of his father that the
baby should be baptized under the
name of Leviticus or not at all. and
he began using the name at home and
abroad. There were those who con
gratulated him and told him that he
was doing u great thing for Pentwater.
It cannot be said that business came
to a complete standstill, but It was
certainly affected. Several bouses that
were to be erected were not begun be
cause the Interested parties quarreled
over that baby.
When the kid had reached the age of
six weeks and was Just beginning to
take an Interest in the questions of the
i day its father insisted that baptism
ishould take place. Tears were shed
rand protestations made, but in vain.
Then he came home to supper one
nlgl;t to find that wife and baby had
fled to her mother's. He ordered them
back, but they refused to come as
mother and Leviticus. Then Mr.
Pond's minister and bis two deacons
stepped in. They hadn't done so
before, hoping the affair would be set
tled In the family. The trouble that
faced them now, however, was that
they wore all for Leviticus. They pro
nounced the name as softly as they
could and had much good to say as to
the character of the man, but they
made no headway. There were other
ministers and deacons lu tho village,
but they kept hands off. Tin peddlers
and lightning rod men visited Pent
water, and those who were wise
enough not to butt in did good busi
ness; those who sniffed at "Leon" and
called it a novellsh name or those who
giggled at "Leviticus" and called him
a back number got themselves Into
Months went by, but both sides re
But there must come a climax to all
things, and Pentwater finally bad a
I climax. It was being proposed by
citizens of Bonse to have a Ore, a cir
cus or an earthquake to kill off the
old question when a good old man
came to the town and heard nil about
tho matter. He was selling a home
made liniment, good for man or beast.
It could be used externally or Internal
ly, It would euro outside rheumatism
or inside colic. Bub it on your back
with a piece of red flannel and your
lumbago would disappear. Take ten
drops Internally, with the red flannel
left out, and your heartburn would
trouble you no more.
When- the old man had learned the
particulars of the quarrel over the
baby he stroked his vcncrnblo chin
whiskers and murmured:
"I see. I see. You are a pack of
idiots In Pentwater! There should
have never been an argument over
"novo you got a compromise?" was
"Certainly. You've hit it right there.
Let the little shaver bo called Com
promise Pond, and let his father and
mother and the rest of you quit being
It was thought over, talked over and
adopted within a week, and Pentwa
ter went back to its good old days
P. S. Every citizen keeps a bottle
of that homemade liniment on band
LEOPOLD OF BAVARIA, OLDEST RULER, IS NINETY.
, UINCK LEOPOLD, resent of
though not technically king, recently celebrated his ninetieth
birthday. For twenty-five years the prince has reigned ovei
liavnria In nlace of his nenhew. Kins Otto, who is insane. In
everything but title the prince is king. lie Is supreme In all state af
fairs, Just as though lie actually wore the crown and wielded the scep
ter of the monarch. Prince Leopold Is n hale old fellow and a popular
man with his subjects. In Munich, where he lives, he Is n patron of
art and music. He Is extremely fond of outdoor sports. One of his
favorite pursuits is sleighing. In his earlier days the prince, like most
Germans of noble lineage, was a soldier. He was actively engaged In
the straggle between Prussia and Austria and In the Franco-Prussian
By VERNON ARNOLD '
Copyright by American Press Asso
During the Franco-Prussian war a
division occupying a strategic point
In Alsatln under General Puffenbcim
was encamped In a pleasant valley In
which there were scattered dwellings.
Officers' wives were not allowed to
accompany the army, and General Puf
fenbelm was a great stickler for the
enforcement of this order. He was an
old bachelor, and a crusty one at that.
Women aroused in him a satanlc Ire.
Half a mile down the road from the
general's headquarters was a house
which had been abandoned by the
French family who occupied it "on the
approach of tho Germans. One day
Captain Schwab and Captain nenner.
two young officers of tho staff who had
left brides in Germany, passed this
"What a scheme it would be, Scliwub.
if we could bring our wives here and
put them in that house."
"Old Puff would rout them out be
fore they bad been there six hours and
we would be court tnartialcd."
Later tho two officers decided to
make the experiment When their
wives appeared they brought with
thera Fraulelu Lena Borngelsser. a
sister of Mrs. Henner. Frauleln Born
gelsser was a very beautiful and other
wise attractive woman. Indeed, she
was the belle of Stuttgart, where she
lived, halt the men there being In love
One day (Jeuernl Puffeuhelm rode past
the house Just as Frau Schwab was
calling in excellent German to Frau
Henner, who was leaning oat of nn
upper window. The general reined In
"Captain." he said to Schwab, who
was attending him at the time, "there
are German women in that house. The
people about here are all French. That
bouse wns deserted by its occupants
when wo came here. I know thnt, for
I thought of making It my headquar
ters. That woman or lady speaks
Germau. I should not be surprised If
some of our officers have beeu bringing
their wives here."
How, the two ladlei bad Been the
general rein lu his horse and sur
vey them like a thundercloud. Mrs.
Schwab went Into the house, and Mrs.
Henner disappeared from the window
The general spurred bis horse to tho
gate, dismounted and, directing his aid
to follow him, stalked up to tho bouse.
The two wives sent Frauleln Borngels
ser to receive him. Captain Schwab
stood back and put his Anger to his
Hp. looking knowingly at the young
lady as a signal that she must give
away nothing aud not recognize him.
She received the general with a most
"Ah. tnelu Herr General 1" she ex
claimed enthusiastically, "now glad
we are to see troops from the father
land. I hope you have come to redeem
our fair Alsatla and bring It under the
Bavaria and ruler of that country
rule from" which ir cr::r
The general had approached the
house like a Hon: he entered It like a
lamb The frauleln made np n plau
sible story accounting for the house
being occupied by Germans. Invited
him and liW aid to bp seated and chat
tered like a magpie. Indeed, she
talked so volubly that the general bad
but Utile opportunity to ask questions
which would have showu the weak
spot In her story. When be rose to
depart she pressed him to come again
aud would not consent to his going
until he had promised to do so.
The result of this reception was that
the next day the general set off at
tended only by a single orderly nnd
made a call on Fraulelu Borngelsser.
The same evening the two captains of
his staff stole away and called upon
their wives. The party discussed the
matter of the general's visits anxious
ly, for if he should discover what was
going on the officers commissions
would not be worth the parchment
they were printed on. All agreed that
their safety depended on the skill with
which tho frauleln kept the general
from getting the facts.
The young lady was equal to the oc
casion. She threw a spell around the
elderly bachelor, going bo far as to
elicit a proposal. This she held In
abeyance until she could consult her
heart and her parents. The general
was forced to wait.
A climax came at last. One morning
the officer of the day announced to
the general that the wives of two of
bis officers were living In close prox
imity to the camp.
"Where? Who has disobeyed the or
der in tills matter?" snapped the gen
eral. "The house Is a white one with four
pillars In its front. It Is the first bouse
on the right beyond the stream."
The general stood looking at tho offi
cer without speaking for a time, then
found voice to ask:
"Whose wives are there?"
"The wives of Captains Schwab and
The general staggered.
"The matter will be attended to," ho
gasped. "That will do."
Fortunately for all concerned the di
vision of General Puffenbelm was or
dered to march to Paris the next
morning or there might have been an
upheaval that would have gone hard
with tho two captains and might have
made the commander the laughing
stock of the army. He never saw
Frauleln Borngelsser again, nnd bis
inlmostty toward the gentler sex Anally
occasioned a stroke of apoplexy, from
which he died.
Oh, hall to congress once again!
In deep respect we shall not fall
And from accustomed speech refrain.
So once again, O congress, hall!
It la the word tradition likes.
Though teardrops fall In patriot woe.
Though sneering frost new terror strikes.
We still say "Hall!" not rain or snow.
We know not why a word so slight
In mighty meaning thus should sound.
The hall may come and In a night
Be quite forgot the country round.
We would say "Thunder!" Wewould apeak
ur ugntmng mat win mane men quail;
But, forced by custom, we are meelc
And say to congrtss simply "Hall!"
LACE MOTIFS FOR BLOUSES
Protty Lace Decorations That
Deft Fingers May Fautvon.
Lace motifs are always useful for
trimming lingerie or blouses. Those Il
lustrated here nre so simple that liny
one able to crochet can make thum. If
It Is desirable to enlarge the mollf to
form an oval or square this can easily
be accomplished by filling lu with
chains and plcots.
To make the daisy mcilf with the
stem, over one end of four long strands
of p. c. work .10 d. In Xo. -12 Irish lace
thread. Form into a ring by joining
first and last stitches; 1 d. Into second
on ring.'J.j t 2 d., over p. e. Turn back
nnd work 1 t. Into each t. of last row,
1 d into last stlfch and 2 d. Into center
ring. Make eight more leallels exactly
like this, but Join first 12 t. to each
preceding leaflet, taking up the top
side only of each stitch. On the cen
ter of tlie space on ring between first
and last leaflet form the stem, -work-lug
d. over the p. c. Into half of those
remaining on ring and then over the
p. c. along for a length of 34 Inches.
Turn back and work t. into each d.,
keeping the stitches compact, then d.
over the p. c. Into tho stitches remain
ing on center. Fasten off securely on
back of work and cut off superfluous
To make the openwork rose motif
take four long strands of p. c, work
U5 d. over it in No. -12 thread and form
Into a ring. 25 d. over p. c. Leave the
p. c., 5 oh.. 1 t.. Into 3d Inst stitch; 2
ch 1 t., Into every 3d d. to end. and
1 d. Into center. Turn 3 ch., 1 t. into
first space, 2 ch 1 t. Into each space
to top; 3 ch., 1 d., over p. c. Turn and
work d. over p. c. Into each space of
last row, making ." plcots of 0 ch.
each, with 5 d. between, after first
5 d., 2 d,, over p. c. Into center. Make
five more leaflets exactly like this, but
joining the beginning of each to the
last ten stitches of the preceding.
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