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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAT, OCTOBER 17, 1911.
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Tuesday, October 17, 1911.
Turkey knows what it Is to be up
against the black hand
At that it only cost Lorimer $7,000
less than it did Stephenson.
Senator Lorimer may be also look
ing for "The Beautiful Isle of Somewhere."
"Mr. Taft's addresses are never of
fensive," says a St. Louis paper. Cer
tainly not. Always defensive!
By the way, what has become of
the street paving proposition? Is
somebody going to sleep on the Job?
next day In receiving his commission.
"On our arrival at the White house
the next morning President Lincoln
faced General Grant, and from a sheet
of paper read as follows:
xrenerai orant: The nation a ap
preciation of what.you have done ana
its reliance upon you for what remains
to be done In the existing: great strug
gle are now presented with this com
mission constituting you lieutenant
general In the army of the United
" WIta this honor devolves upon you
also a corresponding responsibility. As
the country herein trusts you, bo under
God, It will sustain you.
" 1 scarcely need to add that with
what I here speak goes my hearty con
currence.' "General Grant, taking . from -his
pocket a sheet of paper containing his
reply of acceptance, which he had writ
ten the night before, read quietly and
modestly to the president:
"Mr. President: I accept the com
mrsslon with gratitude for the high
honor conferred. "With tie aid of tne
noble armies that have fought In so
many fields of our common country it
will be my earnest endeavor not to dis
appoint your expectations.
1 feel the full weight of the re
sponsibilities now devolving upon me
and I know that if they are met It will
be due to those armies, and, above all.
to the favor of that Providence which
leads both nations and men.'
"The original manuscripts of the
president's speech and of ray father's
reply accepting his commission are in
my possession treasures and heir
looms of my family."
Not the least interesting and im
pressive feature of these speeches Is
the reverence for God revealed by both
Lincoln and Grant.
' HOME "
California has granted woman's suf
frage. This shows, at least, that the
mpn nf tho Parffi most m-c rficnAefi ....
- - , government Dy tne
to oe gaiiant.
California for Reform.
President Taft Intimates that the ini
tiative, referendum and recall means
California does not agree with the
president as it has adopted these
helps to good government by large
Up to last fall California was boss
ed by the Southern Pacific railroad,
Everv citizen of RrV Tsianrt vJ "Iram jonnson was eiectea governor
can afford to do so. and is not already j00 plede t0 "ick the Southern Pa-
Rev. Arthur N. Smith of Milwaukee
says the time is coming when China
will rule the world. What a day that
will be for the chop suey.
enrolled, should Join the Rock Island
club and be at the house-warming
cific out of the republican party and to
kick it out of the government of the
state." He has kept his pledge. In or
der to keep this railroad out of the pol-
It is announced that Fnrmw VIiuics or state tne governor nas prevau-
President Fairbanks is to be boomed I ed upon the people to the initla'
live, reierenoum ana recau. ice peo-
Tna real gentleman should be gen
tle In everything, at least in every
thing that depends on himself In car
riage, temper, constructions, aims, de
sires. He ought, therefore, to be calm,
mild, quiet, even temperate not tas
ty in Judgment not exorbitant In ambi
tion, not overbearing, not proud, not
oppressive; for these things are con
trary to gentleness. Many such gentle
men are to be found, and many more
would be were the tr.io meaning ol the
name tcme in mind and duly incul
Dear Mrs. Thompson The young
man with whom I am keeping company
gives me expensive presents. As he
does not get a large salary I fear that
he is spending more on these things
than he really can afford. Please tell me
whether I ought to continue to accept
the gifts and say nothing? EVELYN.
If your lover is running into debt
giving you presents he cannot afford,
you should tell him that much less ex
pensive gifts would be more acceptable
to you. 'jo be r't--oiy in i"i : gen
erosity is admirable when one can af
ford it, but there is nothing commend
able in being generous with other peo
ple's money. If a man i3 not encourag
ed to save money during the courting
season, he will also be lavish as a hus
band, but with this difference that he
will then only be lavish toward him
self. Te'i bim that a sma.l ift wL'cb.
is r-id for would give you more pleas
ure than a c'iy offering whi.h he
Dear Mrs. Thompson I am a mar
ried woman 35 years old. I seem to be
developing a very bf-fi te:;:r r. When
I was younger nothing ever seemed ic
vex me, but now I get angry, over lit-
tie things. My husband says I do not
try to control myself, but I do. I am
very much distressed over this and
would like to have your advice as to
what to do in the matter.
There are people who are born with
bad tempers, but since you have devel
oped this only recently, the cause, no
doubt, lies in the state of your health.
Although you may seem well, you
need a good tonic and also a rest. In
your case a few weeks treatment at a
Ear.itarium would dc more toward re
storing your nervous system to a con
dition of equilibrium than years of
self control could do.
Dear Mrs. Thompson Can you tell
me how the hemp seed game is play
ed? We want to play it at Hallowe'en
The old-time hemp seed game Is
brought up ta Uate by sowing the seed
in the parlor and using some personal
belongings of the girls as the hemp.
All the boys are sent from the room;
then each girl conceals her fan, hand
1 erchief, hair ribbon or some other
article. The boys are invited in. Then
begins the hunt. If, at the end of five
minutes, some article is not secured
by each one, woe to the hapless hunter,
as he will be a bachelor. The girl
whose favor remains unclaimed will
also remain unwed.
Comment From Capital
for the republican nomination for gov
ernor of Indiana. Fairbanks is not
dead as generally supposed, as only
last week he spoke at a gathering at
Former Banker John R. Walsh was
released from prison on parole last
week. As a criminal Walsh wronged ! ,.
only the rich and comparatively few
of them hence the public was not
clamoring vociferously for revenge. It
was well that he was not allowed to
go unwhipped. of Justice, yet he prob
ably would have escaped criminal
prosecution, but for the fact that as a
political banker, and a man hard as
nails and bloodless as a turnip in the
treatment of others, he had stored up
enemies for the evil day. A broken
and humiliated man he has suffered
more than a coarser nature who goes
to the gallows.
pie, not the mob, rule in California.
"Who are the mob?'" asks Governor
Johnson. "I have been all along the line
and I can not find out. Mob indeed!
We are all the mob and the whole peo
ple can not be a mob." This is in line
with Governor Woodrow Wilson's idea.
They tell us," says Governor Wilson,
that the initiative, referendum and re
call is bowing to the mob. A mob can
last but a little while but' the peo:;'
endure forever. A mob can not elect a
president, but the people can and do."
From a railroad owned state Cali
fornia has become the most progres
sive state in the union. It leads where
other commonwealths will be sure to
follow. The initiative, referendum and
recall are only delayed elsewhere. A
great majority of the Btates will adopt
theee needed reforms.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.) I speeches made outside of congress,
Washington, Oct. 15. Postmaster j and having no relation to legislative
General Frank H. Hitchcock has j matters, the vigilant postmaster gen
wheeled his famous steam roller out ' erai has called the offending states
of the shed, wher it has stood in re- j man to account, and warned him that
pose since he used It so effectively in
flattening out opposition to Mr. Taft
three years ago, and is preparing to
again run it back and forth over those
who oppose a continuance of the Tall
the franking privilege is to carry offi
cial business only.
Under ihe Hitchcock system of rea
soning any speech Mr. Taft makes
The Aeroplane in War.
The attempt of Italy to use the aero-
The Sad Fate of F. H. Kelly
Seldom has the community been so ! plane in war will be watched with in- i ed in advance, and although the pre
. , . , , ,, ItQi ., noroninne ' ident hasn't yet delivered some of
shocked as it was last evening when , terest. Italy is to use an aeroplane
the news of the distressing; fate that j corps to explore the Interior of Tripoli j fcdi each wUh & ..release no.
had overcome Frank H. Kelly spread i and also for offensive purposes. Italy Uce Qn thg out8lde of the envei.
from lip to lip. The fact that he had Js not up to the point of skill that has , Jq whlch these ches are be
greeted many of his friends on the ! been developed by the aviators of , inscription:
Bireeis tiui a enori space or time te-! r Ittutc "s"1"", ucm.oUj " "
fore the tragedy overtook him, had i United States in the management of
the effort of almost discrediting the ! the aeroplane, but it has the opportun
informatiou that he had met death in ' itv at present to test Its efficacy in
so terrible a manner. ! war. The United States used aero-
Mr. Kelly was naturally of athletic j planes to some extent on the Mexican
nature, strong and dashine and liveiv border during the recent revolution in
on his foot, and this fact may have
made liini tht- more venturesome. In
collepe he was one of the most active
in the promotion of college sports and
prominent lu football
teams. Reiner a man
habits, he was always in the l est phy
sical rendition, ard he wns in the very
prime of life, when by the merest mis
hap he was snatched from eanh.
In his profession, that of the law, .e
! asking that the lepublican adminis-
Mr. Hitchcock is putting the old ma-itraticn be continued in power, is "of
chine in order by the liberal use of ; ficial business" within the meaning of
"franking privilege oil." As a pre- j the postal regulations,
liminary to more extensive use of the j Mr HUf,lcot.k nag ,et down the ros.
roller later on. the postmaster gen- t , h , another nnrtirnlar. hv wav
eral is trying to smooth the roads just j of ,ondJnB ai(1 to the Taft pross bu
jat present by permitting the White ; real Some me aQ the president
! house press bureau, of which Mr. ; CCIlt.Pivpd that it woud be a good
Taft's private secretary, Mr. Hilles. is . . f jf la.vpra of th
manager, to send broadcast over the ; colln,rv c01d rPad me?sage denv.
country all the speeches the president ; ,ng le rJfht of the IH,ope of Arizona
is making during his tour of the west. tQ have the reca go he had Beveral
caxsed speeches. thousand copies of this message print-
Many of these speeches were prepar- ed. free of charge, at the government
THE WHITE HOfSE:
Penalty for private use. 30.
Mr. Hitchcock has been known
exercise supervision over what
printing office, and the press bureau
clerks are now busy sending copies
of it. under the White house frank, to
as many lawyers as they can reach.
I'OI.ITICAI, MACHI.NE OX WHEELS.
The Taft administration has virtually
turned the White house into a politi
cal headquarters. Clerks are busy
sending cut the Taft political speech-
: f-s. and other clerks are kept busy see
to ins to it that the various press bu
the ; rcp.us which have headquarters in the
various members of congress send out ; capital are supplied with all sorts of
Mexico, but for observation purposes u"u" ,ut" i"- ( mi'iaum- iesiSneu 10 neip ine presi-
to extend one weapon. nra some conresMiiaii arnt hi iiis campaign ror renonnna-
has used his irank to disseminate . tion.
only. Italy evidently intends
the use of this modern invention to the
extent of employing it as a fighting !
and baseball i machine. Not only will it searcn out
of exemplary the Turkish camps, but a test w ill be
n.ade cf the ability cf the aviators to
throw bombs into the e nemy's lines. .
This is the first time that the airship j
l.as been used in actual warfare, and !
he eyes of the military world will
(Danville Democrat.) ,cf Mayor Harrison's unequivocal chal-
"Harmony with an ax" was the key- lenge, it must also be understood that
enjoyed the confidence and good wiir naturally be turned in the direction of," , J V ,. j V. the Harrison-Hearst alliance has de-
v.t ad who tnew him. He had won Tripoli. meetine held in Sprinef.eid on Wed- termined upon a policy, of rule or
distinction as member of the bar . Wben it comes down to the real con-; t?s meeting was a X ruin. ' Harmony with an ax" is not
ami iiiiii t.t'ti: u:' nuii i'j ci II r ter in lT - y li uin- ji.ia tx latfc-.i
rhar.ceiy ;;r.d a?.;s;ant stated attor
ney. Politically he was a m.'ii cf in
fluence; he wes likewise pttfonaliy
popular, and the grief that is felt all
over the city is as genuine tad sincere
is it is widespread.
nrmy than Italy, and it is made up of
fielitiniT men v. ho count life as nothing
when in the service of their govern
ment and their religion, which are so
closely interwoven as to be insep ara
i ble. The taking of the seaport towns
hv the Italians was a small consider
ing of the so-called Harrison-Hearst the erring of the dove of peace, but
! democrats of Illinois, and in Doint of fs the ominous defiance of the nun-1
j numbers it was a very creditable r' hawk. It is a notice to the dem-
1 showing. Mayor Harrison was the ccrats of Illinois that they must ac-
i presiding officer, and he was the mov- ccpt the leadership of W. R. Hearst
i ing spirit in all that was done and in order to relieve the party of the
I said. Second in authority was Editor leadership cf Roger C. Sullivan that
i Lawrence of the Chicago Examiner, it must he either a Boss Heartt or a
ation compared nn wnat ice naiians . .,...,.,,., of th Hparst ;nter-dlosa Sullivan.
will have to fare in the .nterior, should j e6t ,n the democracv of minois. Har-1 So far as we are concerned, we have
a ' holy war" be declared. Italy knows j rtgon an1 i.awrence were in complete no patience with the party boss
this from experience, as it has not for- L.-,.. f th situation and nothing and no favorite in the field. Our onlv
transpired that did not fully accord purpose is to promote the welfare of
with their wishes and that was not , the democratic party and to preach
provided for in their program. What- democracy that stands for something
ever good was accomplished must be higher and belter than power and pat
accredited to these two gentlemen, ronage. A follower and supporter of
But in real war the lot of the aero- j anj if anv harm falls to democracy William Jennings Bryan in three cam-
.ot- because of this meeting they must : paigns, we are unwilling to see . tL
General Winfield Scott,! . s mB 8W111 nigui. ne wouiaiDear the blame. But whatever tne er-. earst, tsryan s worst enemy, piacea
feet and the final outcome may ne, m control or tne democratic party m
it must be accepted as a verity that ; Illinois. It Is not harmony, but hell
the Harrison-Hearst combination is that is wanted by Carter Harrisoa
Reminiscences cf Unrein and Grant.
At the exercise.-, attending the dedl
atien of a monument to Abraham
'.ir.-o'n at Council BlufTs, Major Gen
f rp.l Fred D. Gr3nt. U. S. A , related in
; eresting history of the first meeting
between his father. General Grant, and
Prerider.t I.ir.cc'n. General Grant had
.rrived in Washington to receive the
oo remission of l:e!itpnant-cnpril
which ora:e hn.t rficrt w ith Washing. : planet might be far from happy
gctten what happened to its army in
Abyssinia. What aid the aeroplane
will lend to this Invasion is still a
question. As the St. Louis Globe-Democrat
hero of the Mexican war, had held it
by brevet, and which congress revived
by law especially for the benefit of
Meeting Grant in the White house.
Lincoln saij to him:
be a large mark for sharpshooters
with rifle and cannon. It is under
stood that the Turkish troops are arm
ed with some of the three-mile rifles,
and are expert in their use. The aero
piarrist who is compelled to dodge bul-
"General Grant. I am to formal! v pre ' let faces new son of a fcazard, al-
eent you your commission tomorrow j tfcough the old ones have been serious
morning at H"t o'clock, and. knowing ; enough to cause a greater loss of life
your dislike for speaUas. I have writ- in wJth two and a half mcnths
ten out what I have to say, and wiJlit to tear from, than in the previous
read it: it will only te four or five ten- j three years. Part of this increase in
tences. I would like you to say some-1 mortality is.- of course, due to the
thing in reply, which will obviate any j large expansion In the number of aero
feeling of Jealousy among officers and pianists. On a 6mall scale, at least.
which will be encouraging to the whole
"After that reception at the White
fccuse," said General Fred D. Grant,
":ry father wrote In pencil the reply
he was to makejto .the president the
the flying machine as a military wea
pon Is soon to be put to the test on
the dark continent. Every great
ccuntry, especially France and Ger
many, will watch this branch of the
warfare with, interest. The United I tt&t the war will epeedily end-
in the field for a fight. And in view ; and W. R. Hearst.
States, In which the aeroplane origin
ated, but which has been left far be
hind by France in utilizing it in the
pursuits of peace and mimic war, will
net be an altogether indiSerent spec
tator when the employment of the
flyers actually begins. In pathblazing
In various fields 1911 is making a rec
ord for itself which may be bard for
1912 or 1913 to beat."
Military experts are naturally anx
ious to see the aeroplanes "tried out.
MARINO ASKS A GUARD
Black Handera Pursuing Father
Kidnaped Chicago Child.
Chicago, Oct. 17. Antonio Ma
rino, father of 6-year-old Angelo Ma
rino, for whose kidnaping two Ital
ians recently were sentenced to life
imprisonment, today was granted a
police guard to protect him from at
tacks. Marino complained that he
eTen though the world at large is hop-! received letters threatening to end
S tVCJJ M. S ft ITU
JEN may not dislike to do chores,
- but they do hate to have the lady
of the house call their attention to
The man tvh doesn't know how
ought to learn or get off the earth.
When conceit begins to die a grain
or two of wisdom begins to accumulate
in a man's cranium.
A politician is the man who is al
ways present when the pie being
Poverty Is one possession that we
are always willing to leave to our
enemies even when we strip them.
A good bank account can always
give a good account of its owner.
It Is hard to catch some men and
harder still to understand why any one
should want to.
If we always did as we pleased we
probably would not be pleased.
Every man has a right to his own
opinion as long as he doesn't try to
make it ours.
Superstition Is sometimes a mere
matter of not having plenty of red
In spite of wishes and desires.
Of principles, however strong-.
Our lives are bundles of pretense.
Though in It may inhere no wrong",
We wish above the board to live,
From shams and affectation far.
But what would neighbor think or say
Could they but know us as we are?
When some old playmate comes to town
We drag him out to see the heir.
And do we feed him on the food
That constitutes our dally fare?
Not much! We call the butcher up
And order something- extra prime
To make him think our table groans
With cuts like that most all the time.
The Argus Daily Story
He Plunged By ranees O. Hopper.
Copyrighted, 1911. by Associated Literary Bureau.
rran6 Knnnion was forty years old' her eyes soft. If one of her charms
and a man of the world, lie had not! was departing the other two remained.
married because he regarded It a wo
man's purpose to hang on to some
man and get out of him all she could.
Many of them he considered adven
turesses, capable of deceiving Satan.
Kunnlon was an importer, and every
year he went to Eurore to lay in a
stock of goods. lie was one after
noon buying in a lace factory In thei
environs of Paris when an American
lady and her daughter, who were be
ing shown through the premises, pass
ed him. The mother was a thin wo
man. The daughter may be described
as willowy, about twenty years old,
retiring and diffident. Her mother
If some one speaks In classic lore
Of goddesses and all that band
That cultured people ought to know
We make him think we understand.
As some old poet he recalls
By which the ancients set much store
We look wise while we try to think,
"Where have I beard that name be
fore?" Lest Ignorance should be exposed
We do not care to seem to quiz.
For no one likes to stand revealed
For Just exactly what he Is,
And no one likes to have it thought
That life for him is not a cinch
Or ow n up to the man he meets
That money matters sometimes pinch.
HE APPROACHED HER AST) WAS OBACZOTTS
Gossip Squelched. '. -
"See that woman?"
"What of her?"
"She is perfectly infatuated with
"Yes. and he's a married man too."
"Who is his wife?'
Didn't Watch Her.
"Maud is so clever." ',
"You know that Ella coaxed Jack
away from her."
"Well. Maud talked Ella into buying
a lavender gown."
"Engaged this year?"
"No; 1 am waiting for a left handed
"Why left banded?"
"My last one was righf handed, and
I don't want to grow lopsided."
Handing One Back.
"What an excellent judge of human
nature you are."
"Do you think so?
"I do Indeed."
Tou flatter so beautifully."
s . m -w-. or ar
And She Was
"I thought you
were so madly in
love with Ethel?"
"You know girls
are apt to grow
to look like their
"Well, I met
her dear mamma."
"How do you like the flavor of that
"Oh, so so."
"Finest in town."
"Did you ever try one made of tobacco?"
"It la to take the census
To you I have been sent."
"No use," replied the victim.
"I haven't got a cent."
I hear your wife Is out of town.
"Left this morning."
"The gay life for you."
"With my mother-in-law on the Job?"
"He married beneath blm."
"But bis wife was able to call him
Hoarseness In a child subject to
croup is a sure indication of the ap- ,
preach of the disease. If Chamber- j
Iain's Cough Remedy is given at once j
or even after the croupy cough has ap- j
peared. it will prevent the attack. ;
ing that there will be no necessity, and ; his life for testimony he gave against! Contains no prison. Sold by all drug
i me a accused cf the kidnaping.
evinced considerable interest In what
was shown her, taking up laces and
examining them with a critical eye.
Taking up a fine piece of Talen
ciennes, she said something to the pro
prietor, who was showing her through
his establishment, which called forth
a protest from him.
"You are mistaken, Mme. Wether
ell," he said. "That is the finest qual
ity of Its kind. I can prove it to you
by this gentleman. This is M. Run
nion, who imports as much lace every
year as any merchant in New York."
Runnion confirmed the proprietor's
opinion ns to the quality of the lace,
and beincr attracted by the graceful
figure and languishing eyes of Miss
Wetherell proceeded with them in their
Inspection of the premises. .It was ap
parently to them simply a matter of
sightseeing, for neither of the ladies
bought any lace nnd the younger one
wore the bored expression of one who
has for months been occupied with
vlsitlDir European curiosities. Runnion
walked beside ber, chatting with her
in a desultory way. There was noth
ing remarkable in what she said, but
her voice was melodious.
It Is strange that Americans who
might at home know each other casu
ally for years without getting any near
er together will when abroad become
friends on the slightest provocation.
Within nn hour in the French lace fac
tory Runnion and the Wetherells be
came more intimate than if they had
known one another a year in America,
When they were making their exit the
mother dropped behind to hold a con
versation with the proprietor,- while
Runnion nnd the daughter sauntered
siowly in advance. Then when the
two were Joined by the madame they
proceeded together to the railway sta
tion and to Paris. Runnion asked if be
might call upon them, but they said
they were about to sail for America
and had so much to do by way of
preparation that It would be difficult
for him to find them unoccupied. How
ever, it came out that they had all
engaged passage on the same steamer
and on the voyage they would have
plenty of time to enjoy one another's
On the steamer Runnion looked for
his newly made friends, but for the first
two days neither of them appeared.
On the third day he saw Miss Wetherell
sitting on deck in a steamer chair,
wrapped In rugs. Pie approached her
and was graciously received. Inquir
ing for her mother he was told that
she bad been detained in Paris. There
were papers to be signed in America
by Miss Wetherell to complete the sale
of some property she bad owned, and
it was essential that she should go at
once. Mrs. Wetherell would sail In an
Say what you wlli about marriage. It
Is a leap In the dark. Runnion bad
(ome to realize this and knew that he
must choose between such a leap and
a lonely old age. Fie could take
chances on occasion and determined to
male the plunge with Miss Wetherell
that is, if she would have him. If
he Lad asked himself why he was sat
isfied with this especial young lady the
only proper answer would have been
hat she had a willowy figure, a melo- j
dious voice and languishing eyes. This
is hardly a sufficient reason for a maa '
who since early youth has doubted th
whole sex on which to choose a wife, ;
but when be once decided to pluDge bs '
shuts bis eyes and plunges.
Runnion, it has been said, bad been
captivated by Miss Wethereil's wil
lowy figure. When she threw off her
rug9 and arose from ber steamer chair
to go down to luncheon her figure did
not seetn quite so willowy as when be
ha1 first s-en her. Co several other
occasions during the voyage rben she
was without wraps be noticed tns
same thing. Every day the young lady
lost something of those lines of figure
that tad touched Runnlon's fancy.
Hut ber voice remained melodious od,
A fish caught on a book Is In a differ
ent position from a fish not caught on
a hook. Runnion had got fairly start
ed on his matrimonial venture, and a
little thing like hfs ladylove gaining
flesh was not sufficient to turn bim
Besides, suppose he did turn back?
There was the same lonely old age to
stare blm In the face. If Miss Weth
erell was dally getting fat he was dally
learning of some new charm In her.
What these charms really were he
didn't stop to lnqnire. Appealing to
the senses and to the reason are two
widely different matters. One may ap
peal to the latter without affecting the
former, but If the former are touched
the latter goes op In the air. Runnion
bad been using his reason exclusively
with regard to women for twenty
years. Now he was giving bis senses a
The evening before making port Run
nion sat on deck with Miss Wetherell.
It was October, but the air was not
yet cold. He did not Intend to plunge,
but he plunged. Probably most or at
any rate many proposals are uninten
tional. The lady, however, held her
self more under control. She said she
must take time to consider. She was
very young and marriage was the most
Important step In a woman's life. She
gave him ber address In New York
and told him that she would be pleased
to see him there. He secured her con
sent to his calling the next evening
after the arrival of the steamer.
By morning the weather bad changed
and It was quite cool. Miss Wetherell
when prepared to go ashore wore furs.
The last vestige cf her willowy figure
had departed. Rut her voice was the
same and ber eyes were the same. Tea
figure bad done Its work with Runnion
and was no longer necessary, especially)
so long as the voice was melodious and
the eyes languishing, ne stood wttb
her In a corner, pressed her band, and
said something to ber In a low voice
which made her droop ber lids and
cover ber eyes with her long lashes.
Then they parted, to meet the same
evening. Runnion hurried on ahead,
desiring to get through some work at
his counting room before business
ne went to bis apartments tn the
afternoon, dressed for the evening and
proceeded to his club to dine. Having
ordered bis dinner he took up an even
ing paper. Ills eye was caught at
once by enormous letters announcing
the arrival of the steamer In which
he had crossed the ocean and the arrest
of two women for smuggling.
The article went on to say that a
Mrs. Wetherell and her daughter had
come over on the steamer, the mother
keeping her stateroom during the voy
age. They had come ashore together,
and the customs officers noticing a
disproportion between their thin faces
and their rotund corporositles had or
dered that they be searched. Ten thou
sand dollars" worth of expensive laces
had been found wound around ench of
them. Mrs. Wetherell, who was a
very thin woman, had kept out of sight
during the voyage in order that her
rotundity on leaving the steamer
should not attract attention.
The article went on to state that the
ladies were rich nnd eminently re
spectable. A bond had been given by
the husband and father for. their ap
pearance in court to answer a charge
of smuggling, and the accused had been
"I told yon so," said Rnnnlon to
himself. "Fool! Why did you go back
on what you have known for twenty
lie read the article again, noticing
that the social position of the ladies
was excellent. Then it occurred to
him that the girl to whom be had
proposed and her mother had but fol
lowed a natural law. They had done
that which the world does not consider
a sin that is, when one Is not caught.
Would It be the part of a true man to
go back on bis proposition?
The manliness in him conquered.
The same evening he appeared at the
address that had been given bim and
asked for Miss Wetherell. She came
"I knew yon wonld come," she said.
"You have seen how mother and I
"And you are not frightened away?"
"Isn't It awful? We may have to g
"'I hope not"
Tier figure was again willowy.
Runnion left the house engaged. Re
turning to his room he mentally re
viewed his past matrimonial views.
"nere I am," he said to himself,
"engaged to one who has deceived me
and, having broken the laws of her
country, is liable to go to Jail. Never
theless there is something about it all
that I like. I have no desire to go
Lack to my commoa serme. Neither
will I go back on thli girl, aod I
don't wish to go back on her. I shall
delight In sharing the burden she has
foolishly brought upon herself."
In short. Runnion had fallen In love
and his reason had forsaken him.
Oct. 17 in American
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The Battle Hymn of the Republic."
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