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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1911.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1(14
Second avenue. Rock Island. 111. En
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Rock Islaad Member of tke Associated
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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Saturday, October 21, 1911.
Dr. Doollttle is Dr. "Wiley's news as
sistant. The doctor is the whole works.
The sugar trust lives in the hope
that Senator Sorghum will be re-elected.
It is announced from Louisville,
where the suffragets are In national
convention, that altnough the move
ment has only been able to show
sprouts in half a dozen states, there
are already two factions representing
respectively stalwarthim and insur
gency. La Follette declined to comment to
the newspaper reporters when told of
the action of the progressive confer
ence in Chicago. The reporter would
have given the comment not more than
two or three inches. IaFolIette will
wait a little while longer and give it
that many columns.
The Rhode Island republicans have
declared unanimously for Taft in 1912.
The approval of Rhode Island republi
cans is nothing to brag about, and in
the doubtful states will do the presi
dent about the t-ame service that the
endorsement of Kansas populist has
done Mr. Bryan on one or two occa
sions. It's the way of the world; one avia
tor is killed in the attempt to conquer
the forces and laws of nature, and an
other arrives to go on with the task.
So it has ever been through life. The
soldier falls in the front rank and an
other f-t.eps into the breach. So It will
be until the end of time and until the
end of an undaunting race.
At a state meeting of bankers, far
mers and educators in Minnesota, a
speaker, fortified by statistics said
that of the 4 40.000 children Minnesota
is paying to educate, over 99 per cent
are being educated to become consum
ers and less than one per cent pro
ducers. The exodus from the farm ap
pears to be attracting as much atten
tion in the newer as in the old states.
fioft for IJeef Trust-
Ed C. Locator, president of the Tex
as Cattlo Ilaisers' association, says
that 300 per cent profit disappears
somewhere between the producers and
consumers of beef, that prices paid
producers are decreasing, while prices
extorted from consumers arc going up.
He proposes to find out who gets these
fat profits. No confidence is violated
in the statement that he suspects the
Morgan Ormvd Wanted Hughes.
In a recent speech in New York,
George V. Perkins, late partner of J.
P. Morgan, said that Governor Hughes
was put forward in 190S by Wall
street to represent the republican
party's position on the trust question,
and that Governor Hughes, in his
speech at Youngstown, (J., construed
the republican promise to amend the
anti-trust law as follows: "In our
progress we muft avoid false 6ter
Ours must be the rule of reaous, etc."
Congress refused to legalise "reason
able' or any other kind of monopolies,
to Governor Hughes was put on the
supreme bench and helped twist the
law to make it conform to the trust
idea of what the republican promise
And to Mr. Terkins' significant re
mark the further fact that Hughes bit
terly opposed an income tax, and his
qualifications as the Taft choice for
the supreme bench became readily ap
parent. Protection Help Foreigners.
The Stanley steel investigating com
mittee has made public the export
jrices of stee; trust products. This
s a very important piece of news, in
ismuch as it shows great differences
in prices in favor of foreigners, and
therefore, probably will result in a
ifreat reduction, if not the removal, of
all tariff duty on steel.
The figures given out show that the
tru.-t charges American consumers
per gross toa for steel plates,
while suppbing the identical article to
foreigners at $;9.f'4. The unprotected
foreigner thus receives an advantage
of $3.S"" over the protected American
consumer. The advantage given the
foreigner in steel rail is J3.S4 per
ton; in tin plate. $12 54. and in struc
tural steel. $4.50. J
Query: If the steel trust sells its:
products cheaper to foreigners than to
home consumers, who is the actual!
beneficiary of the American protective!
system? The foreigner or the home
Kx-k Inland Virst in Achievement.'
Rock Ldar.d has always t-tfn in the j
front rank of cities of achievement, j
This has been shown in many ways',
;;..ous:Lout its history. It has applied;
t ; ; ,:!..;;c works, to public acccmpiish-
t-.uts, to commercial and Industrial j
development and to the application of
the sciences and Invention to the ways
Rock Island was the first city In the
Mississippi valley, and In the middle
west. Indeed, to present an exhibition
of aeroplane flying, when the lamented
Eugene Ely, made flights from Exposi
tion park a year ago.
Rock Island now leads Its sis
ter municipalities in being one of the
cities along the Mississippi valley that
offered inducements to Hugh Robin
son, the first aviator operating a hydro-aeroplane
to traverse the Missis
sippi. Robinson swept Into the Rock Is
land harbor yesterday afternoon and
was greeted by thousands of Rock la
land people who gathered on the levee
to welcome and cheer him. He has
made this city one of the most Import
ant stops on his trip and he Is wel
come to remain as long as he chooses,
and to help himself to anything that
may come nnder his observation as
useful In bis business.
"Sufficient Unto the Day."
The United States geological survey
calls attention to the failure to de
velop the great deposits of peat in the
country as a substitute for coal and
wood as fuel.
For years It has been a matter of
common knowledge that in many parts
of the country Immense peat deposits
await proper treatment to transform
them into fuel. In some sections, more
or less important ventures have been
made in the way of development. In
very few cases, however, have these
ventures been carried to satisfactory
In some parts of the old world no
ticeable progress has been made in re
ducing the peat development business
to a commercial ba6is. Our people are
fairly well Informed Concerning the
facts. They know what has been done
abroad and appreciate what might be
done at home.
Still acres upon acres of peat of
practically unknown depth and value,
especially in eastern and northern
sections, await the plans of the promo
ters and the work of the practical de
velopers. And these conditions are likely to
last so long as the coal supply of the
country shall continue in any such
proportions as are reported from year
to year. The facts and arguments pre
sented by the national geologists will
be "filed for reference" to be utilized
when conditions shall make the. peat
cheaper and therefore more desirable
Maybe that is true and maybe it
isn't. The day is coming when we will
be dependent neither on coal nor peat
to supply the heat and enegry that is
necessary for heating, lighting and
power. As long as we are dependent
uon these things, inventive genius is
not stimulated to the point where it
can supply a substitute, but when the
day comes, these things "will all be
supplied without smoke or dirt or the
trouble of transportation. 'In the mean
time we can manage to get along.
Teat may be cheaper than coal, but
just wait until the big combinations of
capital catch on and corner it
LOVE HAS ANOTHER
FORTUNE, IS REPORT
Former Chicago Broker Said to He
Heady for a New Dash Into
the Grain Pit.
Seattle, Wash., Oct 21. Fickle Dame
Fortune has once again smiled on
Sidney Love, erstwhile broker In Chi
cago and New York city, who has frit
tered away millions in the wheat pit
and who within a fortnight by a de
cree of the New York courts has lost
his beautiful wife, Marjorie Burnes
Love, their little daughter and the for- j
tune of J12.OO0.000 which the latter
will inherit, according to statements
made here by Ivan L. Hyland of Tuck
er & Hyland. counsel for Mrs. Mar
jorie Burnes Love. Love, according to
Attorney Hyland, his mother and sis
ter Jointly have just been bequeathed
$7,000,000 by the death of an uncle in
Texas. According to Hyland. Love is
at present cutting a wide swath, has
plenty of cash, and Intends to cut Ba
ker, Ore., where he owns the Mormon
Boy mine, as his permanent place of
abode. He came west to start all over
when he went broke in the wheat pit.
In celebrating his return to millions
again, Hyland says Love "bought up
the town of Baker one night recently,
and all those cheery companions men
tioned in the wife's bill in contesting
Ixive's divorce action in Oregon were
on hand to help him celebrate. The
information received by Hyland Is that
Love is preparing to quit Baker, dis
carding his sombrero and cowboy
equipment even to his big pistol, and
hasten back for a few golden glides un
der the -glimmering lights of Broad
way. Also Hyland says Ixjve may
soon appear in the grain pits again.
Says Pastor Was Indiscreet
Sterling, Oct. 21. Mrs. Kathryn
Howland of Peoria is in the city pre
pared to go before the Northern Il
linois Synod of the Lutheran church
es and substantiate serious charges
that she has made against Rev.
Charles Edward Raymond of the
English Lutheran church of Peoria.
Last year Mrs. Howland filed
charges in the synod against Rev.
Mr. Raymond, there being 3 7 distinct
charges. To this number she has
added three more and .expects to get
a her-ring before the synod here to
morrow. Mrs. Howland accuses the
minister of being extremely indis
creet and makes affidavit to many of
her charges and farther wants to
furnish the names of eight women of
the congregation wjth whom she al
leges that the minister has been in
Some one has said that animals
have a hair-trigger constitution. They
do not know how to control them
selves The animal instinct domi
nates. Belf-control is the first con
dition of all achievement It is said
that the first sign of insanity is the
loss of self-control. "When a person
is no longer the master of his own
acts, he Is not only in danger, but any
degree of achievement la impossible
FVear Mrs. Thompson. My little
girl, three years old, catches a great
many colds. We keep our house
plenty warm enough by means of a
furnace and also open fires. What di
you think causes so many colds?
MRS. M. F.
You probably keep the house too
warm and thus the little girl catches
cold whenever she feels the least
draft. Keep the rooms as nearly as
possible at an even temperature of
Dear Mrs. Thompson This Bummer
I went visiting and met a young man
with whom I fell In love. He also
fell in love with me. My parents ob
ject to him. I cannot give him up.
Please tell me what to do.
such a case
is made on
Comment From Capital
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, Oct. 19. President Tafi
is demanding to know with great bra
vado what single case of combination
in restraint of trade w hich ought to be
condemned could not be reached un
der the supreme court's interpretation
of the anti-trust law in the Standard
Oil and Tobacco trust cast-s.
There are few who care to take is
sue with the president. The average
roan believes that the trusts "could"
be reached, if the government would
set out in good faiih to reach them.
THE VITAL ISHE.
The vital issue is not whether the
trusts "could-' be reached. The real
important question is: Why is it that
not a single guilty tiust magnate has
been sent to jail, or even called to
the bar of justice? The answer is
that the government does not send
trust magnates to jail nor control the
trusts because the trusts control the
standpat republican machine, and for
14 years the standpat republican ma
chine, In recognition cf campaign fund
donations and other favors, has per
mitted special privilege, to name the
man to be in charge of the prosecut
ing machinery cf the government.
The present attorney general is
George N. Wickersham, whose last act
before taking charge of the govern
ment prosecuting machinery was to
draw down his share of a handsome
fee paid his law firm by the sugar
trust. When a movement was started
to bring about a congressional investi
gation of the sugar trust, Mr. Wicker
sham headed it off by having Presi
dent Taft send a message to congress
advising against the investigation on
the ground that it might give immun
nity to the men higher up. and other
wise embarras the administration. Al
Nearing the end of his life and
knowing it, and within a month of the;
close of his 82d. year. Senator Shelby,
M. Cullom has w ritten the story of his '
career. With pathetic simpleness he
has expressed his doubts of whether he :
will ever be united with the members '
of his family beyond the grave. j
The confession is made in Senator;
Cullom's memoirs. "Fifty Years of Pub-;
11c Service," that w ere issued j ester-j
day. As an epilogue to his reminis
censes of the great men he has know n '
in his long career, he -speaks with re-j
strained sadness of the deaths of his,
two wives they were sisters and of '.
his two daughters, thus leaving him
all alone in the world. And then he;
adds, as the final paragraph of his
"As I think of it now, I do not know
where I obtained the strength to sur-l
vive all these sorrows. I have no great j
fear of death except the natural dread ,
of the physical pain which usually ae-i
(New York World )
John R. Walsh, the aged ex-banker
of Chicago, just paroled from the fed
eral prison at Leavenworth, Kaa , is
planning In his home In Chicago to re
sume such business as may be possi
ble In the altered circumstances of hia
Mr. Walfch has a grievance against
the United States department of Jus
tice. He waa a rich and powerful
man. He had In Lis charge millions of
deposited money, and te waa eezt to
prison for violation cf the banking
statutes. He was not rebuked la
equity proceedings. No iajuccilaa waa
sought to restrain tira frens breaking
the banking Zaws. He was net order
ed to reorganize his banking business
so as to conform to the statutes under
good grounds. I would advise you to
obey your father and mother. They
can see farther Into the future than
you can. When your lover has proved
himself worthy of your love, your
parents will withdraw their objections.
Dear Mrs. ' Thompson Will you
please tell me the duties of a mald-of-honor?
A maid of honor precedes a bride
and stands at her left during the
ceremony, in readiness to offer any
assistance such as holding the bride's
boquet or glove or arranging her
veil when she is about to leave the
altar. She follows the bride when
leaving the altar and stands at her
right during the reception, but not
too near. When the bride leaves the
guests to change her dress for the
wedding journey, the maid-of-honor
may accompany her to assist is re
moving her veil or to offer other ser
vices. A maid-of-honor sends a gift
to the bride.
though the trust practically admitted
having stolen over $2,000,000 from the
government by returning it after the
c rime was discovered, not a single cne
of the trust magnates into whose pock
ets the $2.0fi0.0O0 would have gone had
not the theft been discovered was call
ed to the bar of justice, must less pun
ished. Mr. Wickersham permitted
an under'ing secretary and a
few duck hands to alone stand the
v( ng- a-.ice if the law. When Ameri
can sugar interests purchased vast
tracts of rich sugar lands in the Phil
ippines in violation of the law, Mr.
Wickersham again came to the rescue
with an opinion upholding the sale.
Mr. Wickersham is r.ow posing as
the great trust buster. He pretends
that he will drive the trusts out of
business, and some of the trusts pre
tend that they take his threats serious
ly. But the record of the attorney
general is not one that gives the peo
ple any reason to hope for enforce
ment of the law against criminal
trusts or guilty trust magnates. The
first thing Mr. AVickersham did upon
taking office was to drop important
suits against members of the beef
trust. His explanation was that he
didn't believe the trust officials
"meant" to d wrong
NO FEAIt IN WAI.I, STREET.
The extent of Wall street's great
f ar of Mr. Wickersham as a prosecu
tor of trust magnates is indicated by
the remark of J. P. Morgan, who, when
he was asked by a newspaper man
what he thought of the attorney gen
eral's anti-trust speech which had
been delivered more than a week pre
vious, replied: "I don't think any
thing about it, because I haven't read
Life Story v
companies it. I certainly wish beyond
any words I have power to express
that I could have greater assurance
that there will be a reuniting with
those we love and those who have lov
ed us In tome future world; but from
my reading of scripture, and even ad
mitting that there Is a hereafter, I can
not find any satisfactory evidence to
warrant such a belief.
"Could I believe that I should meet
the loved ones who have gone before,
I do not know but that I should look
forward with pleasure to the 'passing
across.' Not having this belief, I am
quite content to stay where I am as
long as I can, and finally when Old
Charon appears to row me over the
River Styx, I shall be ready to go."
The senator's memoirs deal with his
association with public men from Lin
coln down, through his four terms in
congress, his four terms in the state
legislature, two terms as governor and
five terms as United States senator.
the supervision of the district court
for the northern district of Illinois,
and to its satisfaction.
No. He was Indicted. He was tried,
found guilty, sent to Jail and kept
there long enough to amply satrafy
the ends of Justice, as a deterrent to
others and a punishment for himself.
That the punishment was webjhty the
few relatives and friends who met him
on his return can testify. That the de
terrent eSect of tls experience will be
salutary la known by every banker and
tufis?Es man in the middle west.
Mr. Walah has a grievance. Why
was he, a banker, sent to Jail for break
ing the tanking laws when no man ut
note fcns yet Buffered a day's detention
for breaking the Sherman anti-trust j
law, passed more than 20 years ago?
ny o rjCAj er. srtt rzr
TrEEP your szpenscs down below
Tour Income, though It may
Tour hard earned dollars do not blow
Nor for a bauble spend your all.
And when it comes to slinging cah
Let both ends very nicely meet.
You may not cut a dizzy dash.
But you will live on Easy street.
Ko use to whine or rullc or pout
Because you are not getting more.
Your Income will not lengthen out.
Twfll stick just where It was before.
So you muit work jthe other end.
Although It is a little slow.
And do not every pay day spend
More than your envelope will show.
The ones who do not trim their sails
And keep their outgo well in hand
Tell roughly tough and tearful tales
To any person who will stand.
Up to their very ears In det.
They scrape and dodge and scheme and
And live a life of fuss and fret
Through fear of the collector man.
It's safer, saner and. indl.
All round a more delightful way
To only buy the things you need
And able are. the price to pay.
Keep out of debt and shun distress.
The other method Is a crime.
I'm almost tempted, more or less.
To do that way myself some time.
"What are you crying about, littlo
"I have lost a dollar."
"Here is another one. Now dry your
"I can't afford to. Boo, boo! The
suckers are too thick. Vou're the
Saved His Fuel.
"How did you like Alaska?'
"It has some good points. "
"Hut isn't the scenery grand?"
"To tell the truth. I never noticed
"I5ut how could you help seeing it?"
"Easy enough. You have to thaw
out most of the sreuery before you can
look ut it, and we were shy ou fuel."
Had Met Them.
"John. I want you to take me to the
"Will it be any good?"
"It will be a feant of reason."
"'Better take some cheese and crack
ers along. I have been to these feasts
of reason before."
We look upon the passing years
With some regrets, 'tis true.
But still we 1ft them run along.
That's all that we can do.
"Did Jones make a fortune out of
that invention of his?"
"No. He worried so much about how
he would Invest the money that he was
to get for it that he didn't have time
to push the project."
Just the Troub...
"A woman who is older than she
looks has no reason to worry."
"Oh, yes she has."
"Because she daren't boast about it."
Inspiration is an excellent thing to :
begin with, but respiration makes '
excellent headway. j
The man who knows how to make
money doesn't waste any of his time
teaching any one else.
Dead men tell no tales, probably
because they don't know any.
It looks like a real tragedy to her
tchpn a nrotfv iHri i.phtu to ro fat
Attending miitiT to rnnr wn Ki.
ness is one way to court happiness. j on ber writing desk and drew a sheet
j of paper toward her,. The letter be
If yoa are Interested In tomorrow, I wrote was dotted with interrogation
yesterday won't trouble you niuh. j marks. It was addressed to Oscar
Newton's wife and destination was
riain lnngnage may be all right for ' Antelope. Ida.
some people, but most of us like it j Hhe thrust a record Into the phono
decorated, i graph, wound tip the crank and as it
The man who feels be gets his
money's' worth usually leaves the
other side something to be desired.
woman's Idea of a pood time is i
something to look at and a frappe.
A soft answer has got many a man
Into trouble. , . , - . ,
' ' y'
When a man gets a swelled beid
be can't help wondering bow he never i
Dercre noticed what a lot of dubs bU
A married man never was known to
come borne to snpper when the rest
of the family have an exceptionally i
Hoareeness In a chill subject to
croup Is a sure indication cf the ap
proach cf the disease. If Chacter-
laln's Cough Rezcedy is given at ozo
or even after the croupy cough has ap
peared, it will prevent the attack.
Contains no poison. Sold by all druggist
The Boss' Wife
Copyrighted. 191L by
The Crane sat all alone on the bench
outside the cookhouse door. lie bad
chosen to 6it there because the high
singsong of the Celestial's voice lifted
In self communion was company for
him. The bunk bouse was empty of
the merry crowd which had made it
borne. One after another the tricksy
god bad ensnared the Lone Bull cow
boys until the Crane, as he was nick
named because of his ungainly height,
was the only one left heart free. Mar
ried cowpunchers ain't got the ginger
somehow as the bachelor ones. Can't
enjoy a lynchin' nohow, and their
wives's always afraid they're going to
fall off and git hurt."
The Crane did the sweethearts and
wives of bis comrades a rank Injustice,
for each one bad all the spirit and
"ginger" of the men they loved.
"Sour grapes!" teased Mrs. Clintock.
the boss' wife as she listened unseen
to Gabriel's soliloquy. "Why don't
you get married yourself, Mr. Crane?"
She came around the corner of the
cookhouse and sat down ou the bench
beside the despondent cattleman.
"I suppose you've always been too
busy to think about marrying," began
Mrs. Clintock softly. "I don't suppose
you ever saw a woman you'd care to
make your wife."
The Crane was silent for several mo
ments, lie brought out another pipe
from his pocket, tilled it with tobacco
and held it unlighted in his big bronzed
"You're mistaken there, ma'am," he
said deliberately, "if I'd had my own
way I'd have got married fifteen years
"What happened?" asked Mrs. Clin
-he married another fellow." Ills
voice was uuemotioual.
"Oh. dear, how horrid of her!"
"Not if she liked him best," defend
ed Crane. "
"Seems so or she wouldn't havs
"You d'n't nppenr to be positive
about that fact. Were you were you
engaged to her?"
"All 1 in asking her I put It off un
til 1 came ba k from getting orue cat-
"1 SHALL itWiTS IUOK
tie over the Second ranges, and when
I came back sl.e'd married a traveling
salesman said gone awuv."
"Let nie see, the Sec- ,d ranges are
in Idaho." hazarded S-.s. Clintock.
"I suppose you we.'e cow punching
"Oscar Newton's pWe Is near the
Second ranges. He married my cou
sin." "That's where I worked."
"The nearest town is Antelope." ven
tured Mrs. Clintock. one eye on Crane's
j thoughtful face.
lie turned a pair of humorous gray
eyes to hers. "You otighter been a
detective." he said quietly.
"I ought to be up at the big bouse
this very moment." cried the hos' wife
breathlessly. "I believe I bear the
baby cryin;:." She hurried up the
tOope to the large lighted house, paun-
j ing on the veranda, to call down to
j the lonely figure on the bench. "Why
don't you come up here snd Ret the
phonograph going? No need to sit
down there alone."
j ' by Bald th
Mendacious Mrs. Clintock peeped In
i at tue slumbering taby. het me lamp
tinkled forth the .-trains of "Love's
Old Sweet Song," he hurried down
the hill toward Jim Lewis' house. "Do
you rnind going up and sitting with
j the baby. Mr. Crane? I've got to go
down to Lewis'. They're goiLz to the
mail to tend along."
"Ill take the Inters down to Jim,"
proposed Crane ohMsringly.
"Oh. no. nor laughed Mrs. Clintock.
ion loos after babv and be sure
end don't wake him uj.1
"The Lord forbid!" ejaculated Crane,
stuffing bis pipe in bis pocket.
When Mrs. Clintock returned the big
cattleman was endeavoring to bush
the lusty cries of the irjfanf Clintock.
"Here, ma'am." he cald tendering the
squirming baby to Its mother's out
stretched arms. "I shall always look
on wimmen with nwe. ma'am. Jest for
the way thy can turn off the music
with a word. 1 been talking Dutch tc
this feller for a half hour, aDd he only
bawls tsck at me."
! "Mother's pre'-lons!" soothed Mrs.
Oii:;tofk. and the precious immediately ;
placed a, rosy thumb in Lis mouth and j
By Clarissa Mackie.
Associated Literary Bureau.
T Closed his b!ue eyes contentedly.
"It does beat all!" ejaculated Crane
! "What woke him up?" demanded
J Mrs. Clintock with sudden suspicion.
! for she bad detected a look of tender
j ness in Crane's eves. "He was sleep-
In? like n h:v.ih when I left.
"I looked at him." confessed ths
Crane sheepishly. "1 thinks to myself,
a cat canlook at a king, and 1 guess
a cattleman kin look at a calf baby."
'"ou didn't touch hl:i?" persisted
"I guess I hypner'ircd him like that
Trilby feller." evaded Crane.
"Trilby was a girl." corrected the
boss' wife, cuddling the baby under
her round chin. "Did you touch that
baby, Theodore Crane?"
Crane reddened to his ears. "Blamo
tt nil." he complained. "1 did. if you
must know. I looked at him. mu'am,
and he looked so consarned cute a-lny-Ing
there sucking his thumb. I kissed
the little cuss and bo woke up and
howled at me."
"He's a naughty little boy," chlde.1
Mrs. Clintock. touching a finger to the
baby's dimpled cheek. "Kiss hint
again, Mr. Crane: 1 don't believe he'll
mind now." She held out the sleeping
baby and Crane bent Ids head awk
wardly and pressed a kiss ou the fair
"There, be never stirred! He takes
It as a compliment that n big busy
man shonld want to kiss a little loy."
Mrs. Clintock's motherly eyes were
full of tears as Fhe replaced tlie baby
in the crib and returned to the sitting
Crane was lennlnsr oTcr the phono
graph, awkwardly fitting on n new rec-
"I found n tune T ned to know."
he explained without turning bis bead.
"Help yourself." said Mrs. Cllnto. k
as she went out to the veranda to
meet her husband. She had whisper
ed in his sympathetic ear of the con
versation she had hud with the lonely
cattleman and of the letter she bud
hastened to Fend to Idaho, when tbo
strains of the phonograph broke forth
"What's that tune?" a'ted Boss Clin
tock, his nnn anmnd bis wife.
"It's Asiber's 'Alli-e. Where Art
Thou?'" returned the little woman.
"Dick, I believe her name Is A lire!"
"You're right as nnal Is my safp
bet." grlntiiil the lxs, kissing bis
A week later the boss wife few
down the hill toward the bunk house,
where the Crane was eating a soli
tary supper. Wah Lee, the cook, pad
ded In nnd out of the room, tuimlcss
ly chanting his eternal ditty. Cranu
effectually Mopped th,o noise by toss
ing n plate toward his bare heels. Ah
Wah Lee sklpiwd sijuealing Info the
kitchen Mrs. Clintock thrust u rosy
fate Inside the door.
"Can I have a cup of coffee?" sbo
"Yes, ma'am!" cried the Crntie, set
ting a chair for tier ninl yelling for
the coffeepot. When fie hid placed
bread and butter nnd- cold meat be
fore her nnd tilled a steaming nip Mie
looked at him nppeallngly.
"I hope you won't I mad at me fo
what I've done," she begHu. "I've
meddled with your affairs."
"What bare you done?' asked Crans
unsuspectingly. The worst stn might
do, he thought, would be to surrepti
tiously darn his socks, as she had been
wont to look afler the Lone Bull boytt
before the tyrant baby came.
"Wns her name Alice Thorp?" asked
Mrs. Clintock excitedly.
Crane Mared, and a red flush stain
ed bis bronzed i lit ck. He nod. Jed
grimly. "It -was."
"And she murrled u man named
Again he nodded, nnd she saw Inter
est in bis ga7.e.
"Well. I took the liberty of wrttln;;
to my cousin in Antelope, and sbo
says Mrs. Weed i a widow now nnd
has returned to Ante'ope to live with
her father, who Is an old man."
"I know bliji well.'" said Cnino
dreamily. "A re:il gent Icinuii, old
"Well?" Mrs. Cllntocfs voire win
"Well?" Crane's voire was defiant.
"What are you fin',' t do now?
Sly cousin says AIP-o Is as sweet ami
pretty as ever and that It Is common
belief that nhe only married Weed for
spite and that she looks so sad some
times nnd otue she Inquired after
"Only once?" demanded Crane Jeal
ously. His chair scraped away from
the fable, arl a fighting look caino
Into his eyes.
"Th4! ho says you can take a
week's vacation If you want to," sold
Mrs. Cllnto k, rising from fh fa Mo
and turning toward the bxr. "Ho
says he'll tnal.e you foreman of tbo
annex if you w;itit the Job and that
the house is large i-nou;'!i for three."
A vision of A!i'e Weed and her fa
ther dimmed the .'r'Mi"'s sharp gray
eyes. He benr tils bead wi'b a grnc
born of the warm irupuN? and kissed
Mrs. Cilntof L's plump III He hand.
"God bless you. mam!" he said In
an unsteady voire.
Oct. 21 in American
1 i'.2 Discovery of land on the ror.,
of thr- new world by ''olumbiis.
ISIS Seminole Indian wtr ended; bo
gan Nov. V, 1H7.
102 Dedication ' eremotdes of the Co
lumbian e-:T osltlon at Chicago;
four l.i:r:'!r i" U arinersury of the
dl,-:v)very of Ai.ierica.
Japan was pnylrj' honor to the
American battleship fleet.
Hmi;:!': lire u i::o:e piifriicil r,y
fortune than by reason. 11 u urn.