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NEWS OF THE CHURCHES.
REMODELING OF THE INTERIOR OF
TRINITY WILL BEGIN THIS WEEK.
ohe Work Will Cost Between $.T,000
And $4,000 l til on Service* To
night at Wesley and First Pres
byterian Cos hr relations— Rev. E. F.
Cook to Preach in Charleston To.
day—Rev. Or. Jordan’s Subject* at
the First Baptist Church To-day,
“Peculiar People” and “Christian
Extensive repairs will begin on Trinity
Church this week and on account of them
the congregation, after to-day, will hold
services in the Sunday School room until
probably Sept. 3, when it is thought the
work will have been completed.
The church will be. painted both inside
and out; the Interior wiil be finished in
white and gold. New carpets will be laid,
and both the church and the lecture room
be fitted with electrfe lights instead of
the gas Jets that are now used. Among
the changes that will be made will be a
transfer of the organ and the choir loft
to a position V*ck of the pulpit from the
place that they now occupy in the east
gallery. The organ, before being replaced,
will be given a thorough overhauling,
which It is thought will make it as good
Other improvements that will be made
In the church property will be anew
•tairw'ay in the Sunday School building,
leading to the lecture room, and the par
lors on the second floor, which also will
be renovated and fitted up as pieces of
meeting for the various church societies.
The work when completed will have cost
between $3,000 and $4,000. an amount that,
though large, will have been well spent as
a necessity exists for the improvements
which when completed will make the
church one of the most attractive in the
At the Wesley Monumental Church
there will be services to-day at 11 o'clock
a. m. conducted by Rev. <H. Carson,
Jr. At 830 p. m. a union service will
be held. The congregations of the First
Presbyterian and W**sley Monumental
Churches will unite in this service, which
will be held in the First Presbyterian
Church. Rev. O. G. Mingledroff will
preach. The Sunday School will meet at
6 o'clock p. m.
The Wednesday evening service, at 8:30
o’clock, will be a union of Epw r orth
League and prayer meeting. The topic
for discussion is of special interest and
Importance. The Junior League meets
on Friday at 5 p. m.
Rev. Ed. F. Cook will be absent from
the city for several days, in attendance
upon the National Conference of Relig
ious Education, which is now' in session
in Charleston. He has been assigned to
preach Sunday evening at bo Citadel
Square Baptist Church on the subject of
“Christian Education." He will return
about the middle of the week.
There will be preaching at Trinity
Church by the pastor, Rev. Bascom An
thony at 11 o’clock a. m. and at 8:30 p.
m. The Sunday School will meet at 5
p. m. The Epworth League will meet on
Wednesday night at 8:30; prayer service
will be held on Thursday at the same
The pastor. Rev. Osgood F. Cook, will
preach at both the morning and the even
ing services at Grace Methodist Church.
Services will be held at 11 o’clock a. m.
and at 8:30 p. m. The Sunday School
will meet at 4:30 p. m. The. officers and
teachers will meet at 5:30 p. m. The - de
votional services of the Epworth League
will be held on Tuesday evening, at 8:30
o’cldck and the prayer meeting Wednes
day evening at the same hour.
There will be preaching at the Seventh
Street Methodist Church nt 11 o’clock a.
in. and at 8:30 p. m. by the pastor. Rev.
J. A. Smith. The subject of the morn
ing discourse will be "The Soldiers'
Psalm of Life.” At night, “Our Share in
the Sins of Others.” The Junior League
Will meet on Monday afternoon at 5
o'clock; the Senior League, Tuesday night,
at 8:30 o'clock. w r hi!e prayer service will
be held on Thursday night, at 8:30
o’clock. The Sunday School will meet
et 4:30 o’clock.
A moonlight sail around the bell buoy
will be given by the Sunday School on
Friday night. The Clifton, which has
been secured to make the trip, will leave
her w’horf at the foot of Whitaker street
at 8 o’clock.
At St. John's Church. Rev. Charles H.
Strong, rector, there will be morning
prayer and sermon at 11 o'clock a. m.,
and Sunday School at 5 p. m.
At Christ Church, Rev. Robb White,
rector, there will be a service and sermon
at 11 o’clock a. m. and a service at 0:30
p. m. The Sunday School will meet at 5:30
At St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Rev. J.
L. Scully, rector, the services will be as
follows: Early celebration at 7:30 o'clock
a. m., morning prayer at 11. Sunday School
at 5 p. m., and evening: prayer at 6:30.
The Independent Society of St. Paul's
Church will give a delightful excursion
to the aea Wednesday evening. The steam
ar will leave Whitaker street at 2*45 p. m.
and return In lime for street car s rv.ee
to any pari of the city. The moon will be
at Its best and the sea air cool and hrac
At the First Baptist Church, Pastor
John D. Jordan will preach at 11 o’clock
a. no. and at 8:30 p. m. The morning sub
ject will be "Peculiar People,” and that of
the evening, "Christian Science." There
will be special music at both morning and
evening services. By request, Mr. Mc-
Cardel will sing "Angel Land” at the
Rev. Dr. Lucius Cuthbert will preach at
the Duffy Street Baptist Church at 11
o'clock a. m. and at 8:30 p. m. The char
actor of his preaching Is evidenced by the
large congregations which attend his ser
vices. The Young People’s meeting v.ill
be held at 10 a. m. The Sunday School will
meet at 5 p. m.
At tha Lutheran Church of the lAscen
■Jon there will be preaching by the pas
*or, Rev. Dr. W. C. Schaeffer, at 11
o’clock a. m. and at 8:30 p. m.
The Luther League will give a moon
light excursion to the ocean to-morrow
The usual services will be held in St.
Paul's Lutheran Church at 11 o’clock a.
m., and at 8:30 p. m. by the pastor. Rev.
M. J. Kptlng. The Sunday School will
meat ai 5 p. m. A meeting of the Mission
ary Society will be held on Tuesday, at
Sp. m., at the pastor’s residence. The
regular meeting of the Church Council
will be held at 8:30 p. m. on Tu sday.
There will be preaching at tha Lawton
Memorial at 11 o'clock a. m., and at 8:30
p. m , by Rev. YV. A. Nbbet.
A picnic will be given by the Second
Presbyterian Sunday School at Wllmlng-,
ton lelsnd on Tuesday. The steamer'
Cllfion will leave the foot of Whitaker
■treat ait 0 o'clock a. m , and will also
make a stop at Thunderbolt at 10:30
o’clock. A trip from the Island to Thun
derbolt will be made at 3 p. m. Upon the
last trip the Clifton will go from WU-
mington to Warsaw Sound, thence to the
To-dav regular services will be held at
the Independent Presbyterian Church at
li a. m and 8:30 p. m Preaching by the
pastor, Rev. J. Y. Fair, D. D.
At the Christian Church, Rev. W. F.
Watkins, pastor, will preach at 11 o’clock
a. m. on “It Is Finished.” A short ser
vice will be held at 8:30 p. m., with a
plain talk to the people on "The Thorns
and Briars of Life.” The Christian En
deavor meeting will be held at 8 p. m.
At the Sacred Heart Church, the ser
vices will be as follows: First mass at
♦>:3o a. m., second mass and benediction at
9 a m. The annual picnic will be held
at Tybee on Tuesday, July 10.
At the First Church of Christian Scien
tists a sermon on "Life” will be preached
at 31 o’clock a. m. The Sunday School
will meet at 32 m. The Wednesday even
ing meeting will be held at 8:30 p. ra. All
meetings will be held at Metropllitan Hall,
Whitaker and President streets.
Y. M. C. A.
The meeting for men at the Young
Men’s Christian Association this afternoon
will be adddressed by Mr. W. B. Stubbs,
the well-known lawyer. The service will
begin at 4 o’clock. Everything Is done for
the comfort of those who attend; the room
is very cool and fans and ice water are
At St. Paul’6 C. M. K. Church there will
be preaching at 11 o’clock a. m. by Rev.
W. A. Dinkins, presiding elder of the
Savannah district. His
"The Baptism of the Holy Ghost.” The
Sunday School will meet at 3 p. m. Dr.
J. W. Williams will preach at 8:30 p. m.
on "The Sounding of the Seventh Trum
pet, and the General Judgment.” The
third quarterly conference will convene on
Monday night. Rev. J. I. Wiggins, pastor
of St. John’s, will speak on the polity of
The delegates who will attend the Zion
Baptist Association, which will meet at
West Light Baptist Churc'h, Camden
county, are requested by the vice modera
tor, B. H. Renear, to secure tickets for
Woodbine and to leave for that station
over the Florida Central and Peninsular
Road from the Central depot at 5:08 a. m.
WHO METCALF IS.
A Young; Man Who Think* a Great
Deni of Mr. Bryan.
From the Washington Post.
"I notice the press dispatches from
Kansas City are burdened with the name
of Mr. R. L. Metcalf,” said Mr. Wing B
Allen of Nebraska, at the Arlington last
night. “It is announced that he is Bryan’s
personal filend; that he is the personal
representative of Mr. Bryan in tho con
vention; that he has held long-distance
telephone conversations with Bryan at
Lincoln; in fact, it would appear that Mr.
M tealf is the agtncy through which Mr.
Br>an is in control of the Naticrllil Con
vention of Democrats. In view' of his sud
den prominence, it may interest your
readers to know' who R. L. Metcalf is.
"Metcalf is ro*h ng but a boy; at least,
he was no.hing but a boy about ten years
a.iio, when I first knew' him. It was in
:SB9, when Nebraska elected her last full
set of Republican officials. Young Met
calf came down to Lin oln, the sitate cap
ital, as a reporter for the Omha Bee. He
was very -slight, about five feet five inches
in highl, with mild gray eyes and blonde
hair. He wore a cowboy hat and dressed
v-ry plainly. He looaed to be about twen
ty-one years of age. and if he drew SSO a
men'h as wages he was probably we 1
paid. Two years Hater, when the Populists
and the followers of orh*r isms had over
thrown the Republicans and were in con
trol of the Legislature, .NL tealf b.caine a
refoimer and trade his mark as a report
er for the Omaha World-Herald in expos
ing official corruption, and as a leader of
the unmar.ageab.e farmer-legislators he
wav a great success.
* He ill-covered W illiam Jennings Bryan.
He Loomed him lirsi for Congress, and
later for anything in sight. Since then he
has talked Bryan, written Bryan, and
preached Bryan. He induced Bryan to be
con e a stockholder in the Wor d-Herald,
and lab r to rose as its < and tor. When B y
an was nominate! for the presidency,
Metcalf her-ame the editor. Since then he
has had bui one motive in Ilf*—to elect
Bryan President. He is Bryan's most Inti
mate friend and ad\lser. He has jfone
with the Democratic leader everywhere
and comforted, aided, and enthused him
when Bryan wou and no doubt have given
up the battle. If William Jennings Bryan
should be elected President, do you th nit
tl at young man w ould be likely to have
any influence ov.er the destinies of the
—The production of oxygen in a com
mercial way is proposed by Prof. Raoul
Pictet of Geneva. His method Is to admit
air to a condenser cooled by liquid air.
relying upon the low temperature to
at so the oxygen to separa e by gravity
ficm the nitrogen. When the two gases
have separated the oxygen will be drawn
off fr m the 1 ottom cf the ci ndenser and
the nitrogen from the top, while the car
bonic acid, which will be liquefied, will
bo drawn off into tubes. With an engine
cf 500 ho se power some 500,000 cubic feet
of oxygen can be obtained, it is said, In
“COMLONLY USED DRUG"
Dr. Wood Refers to Coffee.
Dr. Jas. Wood of Philadelphia, speak
ing of the effect of coffee, says: "These
symptoms bear 6llent but impressive wit
ness to the terrible injury which is being
wrought by this commonly used drug.”
If health is worth anything, Is is worth
looking after carefully. Any person who
drinks coffee and has any sort of ailment
that can be traced back, through even a
very long line of disturbances, to the ner
vous system, may depend upon It that
coffee is the cause of the difficulty.
The drug contained in coffee has o di
rect action upon the nerves, differing in
different people. The effect may show in
one person in the shape of dyspepsia, in
another person in weak eyes, in another
palpitation of the heart, in another kidney
or bowel trouble, In another bad com
plexion or eruptions on the skin, in an
other a general feeling of lassitude and
weakness at times. All of these and a
long list of other disturbances come
directly from a disturbed nervous sys
tem, where the nerve matter, the delicate
gray substance that is contained In the
nerve centers and in the brain—has been
destroyed, to an extent, and not replaced
from the food.
That Is the exact work of coffee wljh
highly organized people. Such people
feel the loss of coffee for a time, unless
something Is given to take Its place.
This Is the mission of Postum Food
Coffee; It not only furnishes, when prop
erly made, a delicate coffee flavor In It
self, but carries with It the phosphate of
potash and other elements required by
Nature to rebuild the nervous system and
re-construct the tearing down work that
has been going on from the use of "drug
coffee." (We use the words "drug coffee"
because all regular coffee la in reality a
drug, and Its continued use will, In ninety
caeee out of a hundred, bring on trouble
of some kind.)
Postum Food Coffee Is sold by ell Oret
THE MOKNING NEWS: SUNDAY, JULY 8, 1900.
WANTED A STENOGRAPHEJt-COOK.
This Advertisement I* the Outcome
of the New Tea Drinking Habit.
New York, July 6.—Business men are
not willing to admit it, but the fact re
mains, that the employment of so many
women clerks, cashiers, stenographers,
etc., in offices has brought about many
curious social changes in the down-town
For instance,, one sees fewer masculine
feet hoisted on top of desks than of old
and hears much less strictly unscriptur
But the most curious development,
probably, is the conflict between the tea
cup and the cocktail glass, with the odds
at present In favor of the former. Hyson
is crowding both Manhattan and Martini.
Afternoon tea is a far from unusual
thing now in business offices—especial
ly among lawyers and literary men. To
brain workers tea is a sedative to over
excited nerves, and when the strain of
the day is over a hot cup of “Oolong” or
“English Breakfast” isn’t half bad. It
induces a sweet consciousness of inno
cence and keps one out of mischief.
For some time it has been the habit
of a man at the head of a big news
paper to have his pot of tea every after
noon at 4 o’clock. He uses a coquettish
ly pretty china tea service, brags of his
special blend of tea, and one of the office
boys fetches regularly a fresh supply of
The process of brewing this tea is one
of great ceremony, and no matter what
happens. Is never neglected. The small
Jnpanned tea-caddy is in a silver holder.
The silver tray Is covered with, a napkin
of Mexican drawn-work. The water is
boiled In a shining brass kettle, and the
cups are fine and delicate as egg shells.
It is brought into his office by a colored
attendant, whereupon the great man meas
ures out Just so many teaspoonfuls (not
forgetting one for the i>ot). iours the prop
er quantity of water over the aromatic
leaves, and allows them to steep just so
many minutes by the watch. In solitary
state be drinks his customary number of
cups, and then prepares to leave his of
fice for th£ day.
Contrasted with this idyllic picture is
the tea drinking in a very famous pub
lishing house. Here, ns the clock strikes
4, the heads of the departments, men and
women, congregate in one of the rooms,
ready for their social half hour of gossip
and tea. The equipage here is not as
elegant as that of the great editor’s, but
the women present give on agreeable
home-likenss absent from the solitary
The women take turna presiding at this
4 o'clock tea. The men sit around and
are waited upon, and they secretly enjoy
the sensation as men always do, and many
a book has been made or annihilated at
these Informal functions.
Here is a "want notice,” which appear
ed the other day in a morning paper:
"Wanted—A stenographer who can cook.”
Evidently the tea movement is leading to
greater things. A typewriting machine
with an oil stove annex is a glittering pos
sibility In the business career of the new
woman of the futur*.
THE CHAFE RON SPECIALIST.
Matron* Who Imlortakf to Prettily
Police the Summer Girl To-day.
t New York, July 6. These are
the days when the woman who
takes up the thankless task of
chaperonage is obliged in \ r ulgar, but ex
pressive language to hustle and all the
thanks she gets she earns. In the good
old times when the summer girl’s chief
mission in life was to pose on the beach
under an umbrella built for two, and show
a clean pair of Louis Qulnz heels in the
casino ball room, any dear old drowsy
grandmamma or near-sighted auntie who
tatted and watched for lurking draughts,
served admirably well as a chaperon. She
smuggled Into corners, never spoke unless
spoken to and yet she kept her charges in
good order and was an honor to her pro
Grandmamma and auntie really wouldn’t
last one day at the work that in these
present summer seasons falls to the lot of
a chaperon whose conscience is in the
right place. An all around, capable duen
na has no sinecure when she undertakes
to prettily police and protect the summer
girl of 1900. In the first place she must
dress uncommonly well, she must know
how to make tea, to play golf, to be friend
ly to dogs, understand horse talk, keep n
level head, pink cheeks, and a good appe
tite, no matter how’ big and green the
waves look. She must be perfectly will
ing to w’alk miles on golf links, whisk un
complainingly to the box seat of a coach,
rat welsh rarebit nt midnight without a
protest, keep the extra young men of her
protege amused while a particularly fav-
and trade needs an incentive to make it go. So we
apply the only known business maker, Lower Prices.
For this week a bargain sale rich in money saving
and in qualities. The week for the ho usehold pur
chases. Money saved on real necessities.
Note Carefully These Offerings:
tv hite GOODS DEPART ME XT.
Greater reductions than ever.
86-inch Wahsutta Bleached Shirting
Splendid 36-lnch White Shirting W.C,
White Summer Bed Spread 6 3c.
Splendid White Bed Spreads for SI.OO.
Splendid White Bed Spreads for $1.25.
Our great mark down in prices of Ta
ble Damask is well worth your notice.
Fine Largo White and Colored Borders
Damask Towels for 25c.
JULY WEATHER COMFORTS.
Ladles' Silk Vests In white, pink and
blue, 75c quality for 60c.
Ladies’ Lisle Vests, 40c quality for 25c.
Ladle*" Lisle Vests, 25c quality for 16c,
Ladles' Out Size, 25c quality for 19c.
Ladles’ Ribbed Knee Pants 25c.
Special line Men’s Madras Shirts 89c;
50 dozen Colored Shirts, worth 69c, for
one week at 60c.
We carry a large line of Men's Under
wear at very low prices.
MEN’S HALF HOSE CHEAP.
Special sale Gents' Half Hose 60c, this
Special aale Gents’ Half Hose 35c, this
Special sale Gents’ Fancy Half Hose
20c, this week 18c.
The corner Broughton and Barnard Sts.
ored admirer is being put through hi*
i flirtation paces and pedal the automatic
piano playing machine when necessary.
Of course it s<ands to reason that a
| chaperon who fills to perfection oil these
requirements is something of a rare bird.
* yet she remains the summer girl’s ideal,
while as a matter of fact chaperonage in
this present year of grace threaten* to be
practiced by specialists only. There is
for instance the golf matron who know*
how to sit on a shady club house balcony,
brew lea and mind a dog and young mao
at the *ame time that she effectually
keeps her eye on her charge by means of
a powerful field glas*. Then there is he
yachting duenna and the coaching and au
tomobile chaperon, every one quite per
fect in her own wav and at a coast re
sort these reasons one chaperon added to
her laurels and possibly to the onerous du
ties of her sister professionals by plung
ing in and rescuing from the greedy waves
the pretty girl who was under her care.
"After all.” . remarked one handsome
matron v.ho inquired anxiously whether
life saving would hereafter be one of the
requirements of a chaperon., “chaperonage
is not what it once was and there prom
ises to be a serious strike along the line
of matrons this season unless the summer
girl and her young man follow’ the fashion
recently set at Newport and Bar Harbor
of liberally compensating with a gift the
woman who is strong and brave enough to
undertake the difficulties and dangers
such a position entails.”
WHEN THEY ARE MARRIED.
Old Fanliloned Bridal Custom* That
May Effectively Revived.
In England there are several w'eddlng
customs peculiar to localities. At Stoke
Courey for example, a chain of flow'ers is
drawn across the street and the bridal
party are not allowed to pass on their
way home until the bridegroom has sat
isfied the demands of the holders for
money wherewith to drink the health of
the happy couple. When the ropes of
flowers are held at several places the toll
mounts up to a considerable sum.
Silver sand Is spread on the pavement
in front of the bride’s house after she has
set out for the church. The sand is ar
ranged in the form of wreath* of flowers,
half-moons and mottofts, and good wdshes
for the bride’s happiness. Other houses
in the street are also similarly adorned,
and numerous flowers of sand and hearty
good wishes greet the bride on her return
to her home. The origin of this is thus
explained. King Canute after fording a
brook, sat down to shake the eand out of
his shoes. While he tv as doing thi a
bridal party passed by, and he shook the
sand in front of them, wishing them joy
and as many children as there were grains
Mrs. Gaskell wrote that when she was
married all the houses in the town were
sanded, and these were the two favorite
verses inscribed on the sand:
"Long may they live,
Happy may they be.
Blest with content,
And from misfortune free."
Unpopular bride* have chopped straw
scattered in front of their houses.
In Yorkshire, the home of so many old
cuetoms which still linger, after a wed
ding is over, races are run in a Held near
the church, the prize being a ribbon pre
sented by the bride. This ribbon is a
substitute for the bride's garter, w’hich
used to be taken off a* she knelt at the
altar and offered as a prize for the fleetest
runner. "Shooting the bride” is an Irish
custom. The bridal party are 9 saluted
with shots from muskets and pistols in
every village through which they pas*.
This is supposed to drive away evil spirits.
Another custom is to pour hot water
on the door steps after a wedding, in or
der that- other marriage** may flow. The
idea seems to be to keep the threshold
warm for another bride, and not to sug
gest any unpleasant prophecies with re
gard to the future of the newly wedded
On "Taking Day” young men and maid
en** assembled in a park the Sunday pre
vious to the county fair, and selected their
partners for that day. Many marriage*
are said to follow. A lover is often re
quired to pay his footing on commencing
courting. If he refuses to do so he gets
a dip into a flour sack.
Friday evening is not considered a cor
rect time for courtship. The first person
spying a couple so engaged enters the
house, seizes a frying pan and beats on it
a tattoo. This arouses the neighbors, who
give a warm reception to the offending
When a lover is faithless the maiden
pricks the “wedding” finger, and with
.he blood writes upon paper her own name
and that of the sw r ain, underneath three
tings are formed, still with the blood.
Dig a hole In the ground, bury the paper,
keeping the whole matter secret. This
is an unfailing charm.
Special bargains in Misses’ Black Riche
lieu Ribbed Hose 15c; worth 30c.
Bargain Ladles' Black Lisle Lace Hose
25c; worth 35c.
Bargain Ladles' Black Lisle Lace Hose
69c; worth SI.OO.
Bargain Ladies' Black Lisle Hose, silk
polka dot, 47c; worth 75c.
Bargain Ladles' Polka Dot and Fancy
Striped Hose 19c and 2Sc.
LACES AXD EMBROIDERIES AT
Machine-made Torchon Laces and Inser
Fine Valenciennes and Point de Paris
Laces and Insertings; large variety of
Cambric, Swiss and Nainsook Edging
and Inserting; neat and open work pat
terns; choice collection.
VERY GREAT BARGAINS IN THESE.
10c Colored Dimities ?s4c.
Isc Colored Lawns and Dimities 10c.
Imported Madras Cloth and Gingham
25c and 30c grades, at 19c.
65c Grey Homespuns at 46e.
65c Black China Silks 49c.
25c Black Serges at 50e.
White Striped Madras, suitable for
waists, 20c, Instead of 30c.
The Big Bargain
Sensation of the Times
IS NEARINC ITS END.
We Must Soon Move to Our New
GREAT FINAL COT IN PRICES.
You Save the Profit and Part of
This Week’s Value-Giving Will Throw All
Past LOW PRICE Records into the Shade.
A REVOLUTION IN PRICES
Of all kinds of SUMMER GOODS, including Silks, Dress Goods, Wash Goods, Lawns
Organdies, Dimities, White Goods, Hosiery, Knitted Underwear, Corsets, Parasols
and Umbrellas, Laces, Embroideries, Gents’ Furnishings, Towels, Table Linens and
Napkins, Sheeting, Shirting, Etc.
A Terrific and Reckless Reduction
In Ladies’ Ready-made Waists, Separate Skirts, Underskirts,
wrappers and Muslin Underwear.
Come early! Come late! Come Monday! Come every day, but by all means
come. It will pay you big interest on the saving of every purchase.
It is a Picnic for You,
A Funeral for Us,
THE GREAT REMOVAL SALE.
FO YE & MORRISON
CRAY goose; tales.
Gray Goose Gander, Tells About His
Marriage With Airs. Goose.
If the ducklings and goslings and silly
geese have got through their sputtering
and clacking I'll begin my story. When I
see how you go on all day long I wonder
if I was ever as flighty and foolish as the
most of you. In my young days no gos
ling or duckling under a year old was per
mitted to state his or her Ideas and put
on airs, and I can't get used to It.
I am, as you know, called Dandaddy
Gander. That Is because I am the oldest
goose on the farm. As near as I can
moke out I’m ten years old and you may
guess that I’ve seen many changes in that
time. Bless you, but when I came to this
place, only a yellow gosling and weak on
my legs, the fanner had only one child,
while now he has three sons and a dauga
ter. I have seen Thanksgiving, Christmas
and New Year's come and go ten times,
and if I should tell you of the number of
geeee and ducks killed for those holidays
you'd iook pretty serious for a day or
two. Let that pass, how'ever, while I
tell you how I found a wife and stole a
gooee at one and the some time.
Wheif I was a year or more old I be
gan to look around for o mate. There
were only seven or eight of us then, and
the only goose without a mate was so
homely and 111-natured that I wouldn't
even speok to her when I could help it. j
It looked as if I should become an old
Then I Looked at Her Out of the Corner of My Eye.
bachelor, and there was a good deal of
laughing and Joking at my expense. After
thinking the matter over one day, I found
a hole In the goose-yard fence and started
oft across the field*. I think I walked
a good five miles, and at length I came
to a farm where there was a large flock
of gees* Some were rwtmmlng In the
pond, snd some feeding In the fields, and
pretty soon I noticed a fine young goose
all by herself. I edged along up to her,
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tryiivgr to look my best, and when I had
come near I said:
“Ahem! Pleasant day, Isn’t it?”
“Very pleasant,” she answered with a
"Are your folks all well?”
“All In usual health, thank you. Did
you want to see our gander about any
•*Oh, no, I’m just strolling around, you
see.” Then I looked at her out of the
corner of my eye, and I also saw her look
ing at me, and pretty soon I said:
"Yea, I am Just strolling around, but
looking for a wife at the same time."
"La me!" ahe replied with a bluih.
"Would you think It Impudent tf I asked
: If you were engaged?"
"It would be awfully Impudent, young
"But I have taken a great liking to you."
j "Please don't!" ahe giggled.
“Yes, I admire you, and If you think
you can learn to love me I will ask you
to bo my wife.”
She cast down her eyes and b'.ushed. and
then to hide her blushes, she hid her head
under hor wing. I was pleased enough,
you may bo suro, and after promising that
she would have everything a sensible
gooso ckiuld expect, I put my wing around
her and walked her off. At home they
thought I was lost and had been devoured
by a fox, and as wo entered the farmyard
the farmer, his wife and all the geese and
ducks running to greet us. I was
congratulated, the good looks of my wife
loudly praised, and the farmer slap
ped his leg and laughed and said to his
‘‘l tell you, Mary, thnt’s a smart young
gander! He’s not only found a mate, but
he’s added another goose to our flock and
do you see that they have a good supper
and a good big share of the mud pud
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