FOUR THE MORNING HERALD, HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 1»3». , MORNING Publlihed every morn In Sunday b» the Herald P Compuny. 25 .Summit H»g«rstown, Maryland. & NB1L1. BAVum... EDITO Burke. Kulners and Millioui^lja. N13W YdtK Graybar UuildliiK 420 L«*lnfto>! Ave. ATLANTA. QA. 711 Ulemi BldE "N. Wulat AV«. Address all.. commuiiicatloni The Jlornln* Herald Edltorl* Business or ulrouUllon D«p4rt menu, not to Individual". S. E? PHU.UPS, General Manager C. i P. Phone KM-lOo-lOt Same numbers reach all d.;s?arl merits. Membe- Audit Bureau oi Circulation SUBSCRIPTION KATES (All Subscription Hates Payable Advance.; SlflBlo Cony .... * •» On« Month •«' By Carrier *•« By Mall (Up to Fourth Zone) .. 1.5' Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Zones I.Ol Seventh and Eighth Zones .... 9.0' Average Net Paid Circulation of herald for November, 1SS7 ...... SJOJ November, 1936 5802 Gain Entered at the postofflce al Ha cerstoWn as 2nd class matter Dec 12. 1896. . Member of The Avuucluted I'reie The Associated Presa la exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all n«ws dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited In this paper and also to local new! published therein. All rights of republication of special dispatches are also reserved. Roosevelt's Message The mental somersaulting goes on in this latest address of the President.. In one place he is indirectly lauding the NRA in his references to the minimum-wage and maximum-hour provisions that were directly related to the monopolistic price and production'controls—and in another place in his speech he is criticizing monopoly and promising recommendations for its cure . . . the summary of the nation's position in international affairs . . . was sound, and sensible and it .did not meet itself coming- back.—Baltimore Sun. The 'calm tone of the President's message is a welcome relief after the Jackson diatribes and the Ickas hysterics, x x 'i the substance of the document .Is, unfortunately, another matter. The President Is hardly at .'his best In discussing basic economic, problems, x x x it Is notable above all else .for its silences. Th.e' -topic foremost in every one's niind, the business slump, Is but. mentioned.—New York Herald'-Tribune. If Mr. Roosevelt had not from the very beginning of his administration, harraBBed and bedeviled all business, he would come with clean hands and unsuspected motives to his attack upon unfair and unjust practices in business. But, after NRA, after live long years or persecution and hounding, the President finds it hard to convince his public th.at he has any love, or respect for, business, big or little, fair or unfair.—Springfield, Mass. Union. There Is no light or encouragement for business in the message. "All we need today," he says, "Is to look upon the fundamental, sound and economic conditions to know that this business recession Causes more perplexity than fear on the part of most people, and to contrast our mental attitude with the error and despair of five years ago." That is all we need. Thousands are being thrown out of employment, production in all industry has declined with a precipitancy far, greater than in 1829-30, and the future is oppressively gloomy. But It's .all right. We have only to contrast our situation with that of five years ago in order to be happy—St. Louis Globe-Democrat. New York Sun (Ind.)—That part of the President's message which deals with business indicates that Mr. Roosevelt either does not know, or refuses to recognize, what Ii going- on outside of Washington. x x x to the obvious remedies, those offered even by the most loyal men of his own party, he pay» not the least heed. It is a pity — New York Sun. "30" for A Fine Reporter The newspaper profession the world over today mourns.one o! its finest members, Edward J. Nell, killed while covering his Associated Presg "beat"—the. Spanish wnr. Regders of The HcralH knew well, not-only n« the star reporter of th« , Spanish and Ethiopian mrt,- but ', ttln'M ft sports writer of no menn ability. Until a few, years ag Nell was assigned to »port« and fo a long period of yenr»,stoiles wil ten by him'brought to this pap vivid accounts o( the greatest-at letlo events In history. We ; think one of the most appr priate tributes that could be pa Buch a man Is the one written b Kent Cooper, general manager o the Associated Press, and whlc came over the AP wires last nigh It reads: "Words which come to us fluent ly In reporting the news of the da: ;ompletely fail us In expressing thi depth of our sorrow at the loss of i fellow worker In .such clroum stances as befell B. J. Neil. "His proud boast was that neith er he nor his father ever had an) >ther employer than the Assoclatec a ress. "He was a competent, sensible re lorter who went because there was a task to be done. He wanted to do it. He did not go as a 'visiting ournalist' who does not venture be ond where comfort and safety are ssured and who returns quickly o capitalize his 'trip lo the front' n the radio or platform as a 'war orrespondent.' "Like the assignment in Etlilo- ia which he saw through to tha nd he volunteered to stay to me he •ould like to stay it out in Spain s long as it or he lasted. "One who served with such dis- nction and such steadfast devotion o duty surely will have proper re- ognition in the hearts or memo- es not only of his associates but f the reading public he served hrough danger so faithfully and So ompetently. "Finally, It might he said that the agedy of his death may contrib- te something to the newspaper aders 1 understanding of the dan- er some Associated Press men In- ur when they undertake these oat difficult tasks of covering the ews of strangely tangled war •ents In strange lands. "Memory of Eddie Nell' will .be easured so' long as the AP lasts." conomics, Dictatorships Citizens of countries which are il constitutional democracies lould forget their fear of the iread of dictatorships, for demo- acles will continue to dominate e globe; the Achilles heel of the talitarian state is economics. This thought Is inspired by the marks of Graham Hutton, editor the Economist, London, who Is a lecture torn- of America. Hla eory is that the major opposing rces in Europe today are not ommunlsm and Fascism but demo- acy and dictatorship, and that miocracy will win out for many asons, the chief of which Is oney. The totalitarian state may seize Rumanian Oil Troubles the Waters TODAY'S TALK By GEORGE MATTHEW ADAMS Author of "You Can;" "Just Among Friends" Discard Those Mental Crutches There is nothing in all this world so inspiring as a mind hat stands out—alone, maybe—but magnificently poised, rmoured with courage, independence of thought, and clear n vision. , , . Too many minds are supported by crutches—ideas that elong to someone else, opinions that have been borrowed, nd independence that speaks only through some sort of nanipulated dummy. A healthy mind doesn't need any crutches, any. more han does a healthy body, with legs intact. Own that mind f yours as it was placed in your head. It is the mightiest f all gifts from the Creator. He didn't furnish it with a air of crutches. That mind of yours needs the winds of chance and the torms of circumstance to give it vitality and life. It can no more grow and become a giant in itself than can a tree that is upported by stakes and wires. The tree needs foundation, eep rootage and then Nature takes care of it. It is the same «th the mind. Given rootage in the soil of integrity, and urtured through the simplest of undying virtues, such _ as onesty, straightforwardness, and sincerity, an outstanding lind is the result—with no crutches needed, or wanted. Ask odds of no man! Borrow legs, hands, brains, or noney from no man. "Paddle your own canoe" if you would wn the water and the scenery as well. Walk straight for- -ard. Fear no man. Especially do not fear yourself. Every man can be a king in his realm. But there must e no crutches around. Helen Keller had neither sight, speech nor hearing, as 1Ile U u™..^.,«,. o™. , hhe faced the world. But she had a mind just as it was given pital and mobilize manpower UP to her by her Creator. Without desire for crutches to that 1 .-,1 . t_ _ i' _i_ _ tmniiJ nut- nf i-liaf oimnr wnt*ln a certain' point, but eventually reaches the end of its financial ther, whereas In the freedom of nterpriee .permitted by a genuine emocracy the resources and their ivelopment are unbounded. Dictatorships, furthermore, do not end well, it Is not easy for them unite with one another for such irposes as war. They collaborate loothly enough "for purposes of uff or -liplomacy, but Germany ill nevf.r fight on thn side of Italy will Italy move to aid Germany. othing could be more calculated niake for a general European ar, and this is a thing both Germy and Italy fear most," says -. Hutton, for such a war would ean the end of the nations as dic- irships.. Too, they would enter ny general conflict as the two eakest nations, economically, in urbpe. Germany, particularly, lias learn- 1 from the experience of the 'orld war that It is easier to pick f enemies one by one than to ave them all against you at once. Full Steam Ahead Now that.the new calendars have een hung and the recent holiday eason would be forgotten wore It ot for the bills that are arriving, its Is as good a time as any ;o uckle down to some real work. Business man and laborer should art .the new year with a vim. This the best way to Insure that It 111 be » successful one, and 193S, ko most preceding years, will rant Its rewards grudgingly, and ily to those who cannot lie' rested. LU Jl tJl Uj Jld vJi Gdi'Vi. • tijvi«w«u w~._p" „ ^.«- ^ - mind, she saw, she spoke, she heard, out of that silent world into which her life had been thrust, and behold., one of the noblest and most inspiring characters in history, is her example to the world! ' Discard those mental crutches of yours, if you have any, and learn what an asset you have in a mind that does your bidding, without fear or favor from any one. The Horoscope (Copyright, 1938, by the MoClure Newspaper Syndicate) Wednesday, January 5, 1938 According to astrology this should be a fairly fortunate day. H is exceptionally promising to writers of many sorts. Advertising is subject lo the best possible r«le of the stars. Artists are to profit greatly i« their connections with business firms. Employes of many ranks should benefit as working conditions improve in the new -ear. Legislation affecting workers may be favorable to a degree that rouses serious opposition. Aged men and women will profit through the year. Generous provision will be made for their support by state and nation. Longer life spans will he recorded in the Unilcd Slates where the young will die In greater numbers. This may mean that war will take ninny, bin I 1 - is probable thnt deaths on streets and highways will increase. Again criticism of government policies will be widely prevalent. Demands for relict nre lo liecome more urgent aa lesislalors realize thnt pp.riminent aid must bo given lo millions of residents In the United States. Thla la an auspicious dote for entering into now agreements of a b..siness or professional nature. Contracts can lie signed. Women arc nssurod of much social gayoty with a return lo oldtlmn formnlltlos. This is n very auspicious soiison for delmlnutca. Persons whose hliilidnlo It In hiivo the nugury of i. year of miifcli activity. Good nowa regarding fi- nancial expectations seem to be promised to many women. Children horn on this day probably will he kindly in nature and gifted with artistic as well as practical trends oC mind. John Singer Sargent, portrait painter, was born on thi*: day 1856. Others who have celebrated it as a birthday include Zclnilon Pike, American pioneer, 1779; Stephen Decatur, early American admiral, 1779. CHARLTON LETTER Charlton, Jan. 4. George Grove was kicked by a horse. Mrs. Clayton Shupp and children, Preston and Helen, visited Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Shupp, Clearspring.., Mr. and Mrs. Albert Brown, Hagerstown, visited Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Shank. Miss Geraldlne Ebersole was slricken by illness at the home of her grandparetns. Miss Grace Berkett, Wilson, visited her grandmother, Mrs. ( Leslie Berkelt. Courtney Gi'osh continues 111. Guy Grove, Halfway, visited nil brother, George and family. Mr. and Mrs. William Ahkeney and sons. Billy and Bobby, visited Mr. and Mrs. Clyde W. Ankoney, Chnrlton road. Marry Shank continues 111. Mrs. John Sandy and Miss Isabel Mason, of Delaware, visited Prank Davis. See Hagerstown's Largest Display o< Good Furnlturt • at Reasonable Prices MEYEKS & BERKSON, Inc. 41-43 W Fr.-nklln SI, Your FAMILY NAMES Their Origin and Meaning I DEL1EVB Uncle Sam will get well unless they call back the diagnosticians. I BELIEVE'in common sense, tradition and the lessonr of experience and of history as opposed to overnight Ideas, red-hot theories, wand-waving and the fidgets. I BELIBVE that even the Admin istralion is weary of trying to function as magician, wet nurse, chaperon, body-guard and miracle passer. I BELIEVE that President Roosevelt is too good a sailor to head back Into a wild storm, and that he lias lived in small towns enough to know that not even the volunteer fire fighters make the mistake of throwing gasoline onto the embers after the fire is out. * * * I BELIEVE that Mr. Hoosevelt las accomplished more than he really expected, that he is more satisfied than he admits, and that he realizes that an ill-fed, ill-clothed and ill-housed worker is never in more desperate plight than when his employer Is shirtless and living a barrel, too. I BELIEVE that, much as the President and his party desire more money for everybody, they know there is no percentage in go- ii|; into bankruptcy to get it. I BELIEVE that while Mr. Roose. •tit gets a kick out of stepping on he gas, tooting the horn wildly at slower moving traffic and scaring at pedestrians, he knows a stop- ight when he sees it. I BELIEVE that Franklin D. Roosevelt has done more to awaken he country' to its responsibilities o the poor and unfortunate than any President in history, and that v. is too smart to decorate a Christ- nas tree and then kick it over just because a few candles won't stay I BELIEVE that the most encour- aeon The surname Bacon is in the occupational class and means "the bacon dealer, swlneheard or pea ant." Various derivations of the name Include: Middle English, bacedOn; Old French, bacon; Old High German, bahho; and Gaelic, Bf-kan. One authority claims that the word bacon had the obsolete meaning of "dried wood," or perhaps, the name arose from beacon. Hie appellation given to. the man who had chai-ge of a beacon, and Inter altered to bacon. The first known ancient lorms were the surnames of John le Bacon, listed in the "Fine Rolls" (111)9-1382) and of Roger Bacon, found In the "Placita de Q"e Warranto" (1272-1377). At the time of the Norman Conquest, one Grimbald, a relative of the Norman chieftain William de Warrenne, went to England and settled near Holt. His great grandson is said to have taken the name of Bacon, which was the resumption of an ancient Norman surname still existing in the northern part of France. Among the immigrant ancestors and progenitors o£ this family in America were: Michael Bacon, who was born in England in 1579 and came from Ireland with his wife and four children to Dedham, Massachusetts, during the year 1633 where his name appears as one of tile signers of the Dedham Agreement; «nd Nathaniel Racon, who came to Banislable, Massachusetts, in 1639 where he became a deputy to the General Court and later a member of the War Council. He married, In 1642, Hannah, daughter of Samuel Mayo. , The following bearers of this surname are prominent in America ioday: Albion Fellows, social reformer, Evahvsille, Ind.; Charles Sumner, obstetrician, Chicago, 111.; Francis Leonard, educator, Evanston, 111.; Frank Rogers, manufacturer, Milwaukee, WIs.; Caspar Griswold, lawyer, .Ta.naica Plain, Mass.; George Morgan, civil engineer, Bolton, Mass.; George Proston, dean of Tufts College, Mass.; Pt'Rgy (Mrs. Alexander Brooks), artist, writer, New York City; Robert Low, congressman, Weatbury, L. I., N. Y. The arms Illustrated above nrc ascribed to Nathaniel Bacon, (grandson of Nathaniel Bncon, of Frlslon, Suffolk, England), whq crime to Virginia during the yoai 1670. The motto, "Medloprln flinm" Is translated "Mediocrity Is slnhle." Wmch thli column rtnlly toT the numnii. i-ftntfi-of-nrmi nr oilier IntilK- nln of your tllrecl uncentpra who Tomorrow—CAMPBELL THE ONCE OVER By H. I. PHILLIPS (Copyright, 1938, by The Associated Newspapers) CREED FOR 1938 I BELIEVE In the United States., clespite.its curious behavior, and In the people of the United Statees. despite all their winning. aging sign for 1938 is a rekindling of respect for "Look before you leap" and "Be sure you are right; then go ahead; adages as opposed to what was an alarming tendency to get behind anybody who would cry "Touchdown;" "Knock It over tilt 1 tencet" and "Gangway!" I BELIEVE that the President would be as relieved as anybody else If somebody would swipe the oxygen tent, fever charts, medicine chests, liver pills and stethoscopes. I BELIEVE Congress Is developing intelligence, showing encouraging symptoms of reasoning things out and displaying some signs of having mastered common arithmetic. * # * I BELIEVE the miimbo-jumbo boys, set-'em-up-in-the-next - alley shouters and to.hell-with-the-Ameri- can-system advocate!, ars definitely on the skids. I BELIEVE business men as a whole are not nearly so frightened as they were; and that the mere absence of abuse, denunciation and scalping expeditions will bring them out from under the bed between now and. the Firs;, Robin. I BELIEVE there is a chance that everything set forth above may be cuckoo. AT THE ZOO The monkey will appear to you A<: just a tail or leg or two; When he sits down to find tui itch. It's hard to tell quite which ia which. * * * SEAL The seal on land is out of place And hasn't any saving grace. If I could swim as well as he, I'd never leave my native sea. * * A MACAW Macaws of simply gorgeous hue Hang by their beaks and look at you. It's just as well. This flashy bird Is rather to be seen than heard. Robert A. Smaridge. . "We do not ask for food or money. We only seek to get back, the land that we lievd on before the-whlle man came."—From a plea by the Navajo Indians. »•_.*+ • • Trying to be exclusive, eh! Governor Cone announced that no gambling outside of horse racing: would be .allowed in Florida this winter."—News item. "" * * * Wanna bet? CAN YOU BLAME THEM? '• HI: Stopped in at a local tele-- graph office today and sent a mes-. sage to a friend living on East Ninety-ninth street. We abbreviate, ert the word "East" and wrote the' address "B. 99." Fifteen minutes later a phone call from the office-told ns the message could not be delivered because there is no "Egg"., street! We never thought our writing, was that bad! Mervin L. Lane. SECOND NATIONAL BANK It's Old Enough . To Speak For Itself Rock Salt, Salt Blocks, Salt Bricks, Salt Spools Coarse, Medium and Fine Salt. HOWARD'S 7 E. Baltimore St. Phone 806 Kelvinator Oil Burners With The New Intensifies I lit the Cost of Better Heating Bohman-Warne, Inc. Phones 84-85 16 Summit Ave B ^—Temp/e Bailey COPYRlGHTi RELEASED BY CENTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION CHAPTER 45 FULLER WAS, I know, as surprised as I when Mimi announced she would not ask him to dine with us. "You aren't? Why not?" "Because up here In the moun- itains, where men are red-blooded," ithere was laughter in her voice, '"real men, you know, there might :be danger." i . "What kind of danger?" .. "You and Jerry would be at each other's throat before the evening was over. Isn't that the way it is always in novels ? A lonely spot— ithree people—gun play—tragedy ? Ht is what we get rn the movies, isn't It?" He was impatient. "My dear ;Mimi, be serious." I "I am serious." "You are not." In spite of her light manner, I knew that she was in dead earnest. She was still playing the game, but the stakes were high. She didn't want Andy to see our ugly house. ;She meant that he should not see lit. He should not take back with !him the story of her disillusion- merit. And her quick mind had found this way out of it. Yet, I hated the way she had jfound. I wanted her to say, "Oh, 'we've got a hideous old house, lAndy, but we're happy. Things aren't a bit what we expected—• but we are happy. You can go back and say to my friends that I am happy because Jerry is mine and I am his—and nothing else jcounts but that." I know now that such .an atti- itude was too much to expect of (any woman. But I judged her by imyself. I hated poverty—but irather than spend my life without Iher I would have tramped the (roads—have slept under the stars. - The roll of the thunder grew (fainter, the darkness lifted. I [opened the door and the sweet Ifresh air rushed in. ! Andy resumed the subject where our silence had seemed to end it. "Now that I can see your face," he said to Mimi, "I am going to Snd out if you really meant it, when you told me I was not to visit you." "Of course I meant it. Don't you know that no human being has a. right to interrupt a honeymoon?" "Oh, well," .he said, gloomily, "if you arc going to look at it like that." i "How else can I look at it?" "Yet you said it was 'heavenly' to see me." "It is. But—you and Jerry aren't terribly keen about each other, are you ?" i I had a feeling of unreasonable irritation. "We wouldn't fly at each other's throats, if that is what you mean, Mimi, or scratch each other's eyes out." Andy quite, surprisingly agreed with Mimi. "Perhaps, she is right, Chandler. When she was afraid and turned to you, I could have seen you hanged \Wth joy. You've got her, and I might as well give icr up. But I've seen what I wanted. If you hadn't made her happy, I should have tried to find a way to do It." It was a frank declaration of his motive In coming. My voice Was full of suppressed fury as I answered. "I am sorry to seem as .nhospltable ns Mimi." He stared moodily out on the lovely world that the storm had left behind—there was a sort of silver radiance—the mountains were swept with emerald light. , When at'last ho spoke, he Hung the sentences forth like a chnl lenge. "I am going to France. I want to get into the flying serv- With a stroke as it were of the brush, ,he became a heroic figure. 'It will be wonderful, Andy," Mimi was illumined. He looked down at her, "Will it? Would it be wonderful if Jerry did it?" "Do you mean that I wouldn't want him to go? ' Oh, why not, Andy? It would be wonderful for anyone, If it were for France." I had never heard her speak like that. We had discussed the war, and I had known that her traditions held her absolutely to the French point of view. But here was something which seemed to have gone deeper. A sense of the sacredness of a cause. It was Andy's action which had revealed it to me. I wondered if she would really be willing to have me leave her. To match his heroics with my own ? We mounted our horses and rode until our paths parted, about half way between our ranch and the hotel, which meant a ride of at least 10 miles tor all of us. When Andy left us we shook hands with him. We bade him a final "good-, by", Mimi and I stood for a moment, looking-. after him, then we Whirled our horses about, and rode down the trail in the darkening light. During the ride' home, Mimi had little to say to me. She seemed tired and dispirite-J. 'I had to keep him away, Jerry," she said at last. "It sounded— silly. But it was the best I could do.' 1 'Why not have told him, Mimi ?" "Do you mean about — the house?" "About ourselves. That we could be happy in spite ol the ugliness. That because .we have each other we can be happy." I laid my hand on her shoulder, Couldn't you have told him that, dearest? And have let him come?" She turned a little in her saddle, "Jerry, you're not facing it. You didn't want him any more than I, Not really. You're just trying to make yourself think that you did." I dropped my hand from her shoulder, and we rode on. Our way was dark now, but the afterglow still lingered above the mountains. Our horses were worn out, and so were we. We came to our ugly ranch house, and no light shone to welcome us. We went in, and I found my way to the lamp. As tbe flame flared, the disorder of the place was revealed. Mimi stood uncertainly in the middle of the room. Then she lifted her hands in a desperate gesture. "Do you mind, Jerry, if I don't stay up? I don't want anything to eat, I am simply—dead." I felt stricken and alone, hurt to the heart. But I tried not to show it. "Sit down," I said, "and let me take off your boots. Then I'll heat some water good and hot for your bath." I knelt al her feet, and unlaced the soft deerskin leggings. I brought her slippers. As I put them on I felt her arms about my neck. "You arc such a darling, Jerry," she saM, and cried aa If her heart would break. I thought we had heard the last of Andy, and I tried to put him, ns much as possible, out of my mind. His coming had In a way formed a turning point In our domestic relations. The morning after we mot him, Mlml h*d -alked into the kitchen while I. was making her chocolate, and announced that she was going to help me get the breakfast. "I have yours almost ready, dearest." She stood on tiptoe, and brushed my cheek with her lips. "I am not going to have my chocolate in; bed any more." . , "Why not?" "I am going to be the angel of the house, Jerry." There was a_^ new look in her 63'es, as she stood in front of me, beating a tattoo with her slender fingers on the breast of my flannel shirt. "You take care of your job, and I'll take : care of mine. I'll get Mrs. Hayes to show me things." "Mimi," I protested, "I hate to ; have you do it." . : - • 'You mustn't hate it, Jerry. It ;. weakens me," her lips trembled.' I—I have the feeling that, per- _ haps, you can't stand realities—.1; That if you see me without my^ war paint—you won't love me." "I shall always love you." She nodded. "Oh, of course. You are that kind—constant. But the fine glamor—the illusion. I wonder how you'll feel when my hands are rough, and my hair at loose ends—like Dora Hayes?" 'You will never be like Dora Hayes, my darling." "Who knows?" she was smiling: little. "After I've washed mil-\, lions of dishes—and peeled tons of potatoes?" We had talked for a long time'-: the night before. We had declared- to each other that we would shuk definitely, the door of the life' which was behind us. Mimi. hatching to me, sobbing, she had seemed all niine for the moment. I had sworn that with her as my goddess I would write with an inspired pen. And things would work out for us, I was sure, if we loved enough. We were very young—'everything had seemed, fo;- the moment, possible. We did not know ourselves. We did not know each other. We did not know life. We were like untried warriors, riding valiantly to battle. Well, we got the breakfast—and Mimi burned the toast.. 'But tomorrow I shan't burn it, Jerry," she said, hopefully, "you'll: see. I am really much more intel-. ligent than I look," she threw a kiss to me across the table. Yet, when breakfast was over, I could not settle down to my desk. "Let's ride for an hbur,";I proposed, "and come back and '<i<5:, the work." t- We rode for more than an hour, and came back and washed the dishes; and ate lunch, and washed more dishes. I sat down at my desk at three, and another storm came up; the thunder roared an'd the rain swept across the vallej^ the lightning was like a conflagr'a^ tion. Mimi was afraid, and ran: into my room, and I comforted her.. Then it was time .for dinner—AridT we washed more dishes—; wey again mounted our horaes and rod^' up and up the trail to see the 1 , moonlight on our little lake. When we returned, I said, "My dearest, I am going to sit at niy desk for an hour or two. I haven't' written a half dozen lines." "Oh, you're too tired tonight, Jerry. And tomorrow you can do better." But tomorrow was much the same, and the day after, and at last a letter from my lawyer brought disquieting n«w« of Inadequate finances. ; 'To Be Continue'"
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