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THE ROCK ISEAXD ARGUS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1911.
Published Dally and Weekly at 14
Second avenue. Rock Island. IlL I En
tered at the poatoSlc aa second-clasa
Back lalaad Member of ke Associated
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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Monday, October 30, 1911.
Improve the streets.
Vote vour convictions.
Study tfce propositions on the spe
cial ballot oTia by one and mark each
ThTc is a Fpecial election tomorrow
which should enlist the serious atten
tion of every voter.
Vote according to your own intelli
gent Judgment wi'bout the advice or
consent of anyone else.
The time to read the book of r.a- i
ture, suzi-ests the Quincv Herald, is
when autumn turns the leaves.
It is a na.sonable presumption that j
no one in Keck lslard r:et-d be told ;
how to x;irs.-s hitnx.lf on the ballot
in this day ai.d ag?.
Theodore Roosevelt's i,et scheme of
consolidating the T-ntiOKe. rv-al a,i
Iron F-rn.s to Lae ruu against
Taft legal df ;art!iu!.t.
rh:ca;ro won:' n Lave adopted 'he'
barefoot fa i fha is sj.r adir.g through
the west. The- leather trut might jubt ;
as wtll apply for a receiver.
The war aSnut Triton haa ilrcoHv
cost Italy $H.rM.no ,'' &nl China has '
got more publicity wi'h
Two tons of '
Chines money being
about J1.S2 in '
Singular. Jacob M. Dickinson, for- j
mer attorney for the Illinois Central j
and heretofore an all-around trust at-j
toruey. ai:l who k-ft the cabinet he-;
caM: there was not er.ouKh salary, has j
been choseu to nros-ecuu- the ateel !
The Devetport Times celebrated the
occupancy of it hanJsome new eubli-
c-atiuii huilditig Saturday by tin- issue
or a whopper in the way of a newspa- !
per. It coatainej 1'12 pages, and
weigne,i t'lrce pounds, being one of
th" biggest fiv.i t; ejiijwn9 ever nni).
Ilshed from any newspaper plant. It
is entirely creditable throughout, con
taining a world of i-itercsting histori
cal and general information, is pro
fusely illustrated, and in all respects
is a n: st flass metrnnoiit an
that the publisher. E. P. AdW and 1.1 '
effiH. nt ctr.fr or. .-.... 1 .
..w an., 1 l . 1 1 1 1 rpnum tn 1
be proud of.
Cause of Ten (nt Sugar.
"The high tariff benefits nobody but
the sugar trust. Were it not for the!venrion allfl were in their party line at
sugar tariff this package would "ie Po!'s. In 1ST2 there was open se
cost 20 cents a pound less. L'rge your ' cession of so-called independents, oth
congressiiian to repeal the tariff on ! prwice ambitious, but unsuccessful
This is not an extract from a politi
cal speech. It is :t statement of fact
by Pittsburgh grocers to ttieir custo
mers to tiho- the latter who is not to
blame for the robl.ery charges on su
gar. The quoted paragraph is printed
on the paper !aj;s in which the groc
ers put up segar. The effect of the In
icrition on a -pound has is signifi
cant. It tr.ians t lint the tariff has cost
.") cents on that one purchase.
In.iliii Taffs Ht-fy.
President Ta't again defies anyone
to name a single monopoly that ought
to be orr'ien: as a ic!ation of t;ie
ant! tru.-t law which "c uld'" not be
reached i.nib-r tie decisions of the sii
preme eo'.-rt. In other words the
:: . -ts
:;t every i'.Iei'
r a. -Led. pros.
1 the g;i.'.y tje.st
T' n w 1. v doer-
n"? he "ri t.
b.avn ha cr
c harge of th ose-
f the srovemmcn
. heri they are
or ;-. , :. declare the
iitm; nai hincv
i. r-.irs. a'ui r.
.. ; :t to v e t
: u ' i s "co
' e. f tr st. th
trur t ar.d a h
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. -."e r t -
i !,e r u ' e ' T- e
be r cl:ed. Ti e
trus. the ste".
l ei!."" ar.d n. arly
i n :
r-o::e.i if pro.-eciited
or these c-.::-nk:'
rs to repub':
.ir,.i a -:r ir.anr
hit t'e.s is er.e of ti.e
".iii'li they "couid be
- . "ii t teen.
i . i i i e i
("!i:ii.- a, a ll-jtitic.
Wi'ii'i it not be wonderful if upon
t! e ruit.s of the arcient Chinese em
pire shou J le t-ui'.t up a great and
o i mm' nt ? The
rehabilitation of ("hi
more wonderful than
that of Jinan. :
end yet It is rot impossible. For years
i ,e seae oi rciorra ni in orKt:.s
Modern methods hae beer. es
revolution are several t
:-c a revolt against tyranny, un-j
. -7-;. .v i J, l"" "" uuco"BCIOUB- hare to attached to the line to over-
crceo.ns la and establishing them-J Her fall awakened Mr. Stuart, who' the bcoyancr of the fish.
e 'ves amorg the more mu...gent summoned help and then himself fell On the other hand, take a shallow
c:-scs of the people. Back of the unconsciccs. It was found that a water fish. It dares not -tmr too fr
lust taxation, and a pmntmest by
court favorites. Over and abora this
is a deep-rooted hatred of the Manchu
dynasty, -which Is regarded aa a "car
pet bag" affair hateful to the native
In the cabinet formed last May,
Prince Chlng, president of the council;
the ministers of finance, marine, agri
culture and tie interior and two other
members were royal princes. The first
rice president and the ministers of
war, justice and the colonies were
Manchus. The second vice president, a
moderate liberal, and four others were
Chinese only one-third of the whole
Protest was made against the ap
pointment of royal princes in the cabi
net, but it was unheeded, and then
began the trouble. Declarations of
grievances were sent broadcast by the
representatives of the provincial as
semblies and the illegal rule of the
princes was denounced. Amocg the
demands made were:
1. That the practice of selling the
control of China to foreign bondhold-
era (Morgan among others) shall
2. A national coinage to retire the
innumerable provincial coins.
3. The development of Industry
without foreign intervention, as by
the proposed loans on "nationalized"
4. The cessation of mortgaging
China's political future for foreign
financed railway lines. To oppose
such lines is now a capital offense.
o. 10 stop trie opium traae now.
remember that Great I
Britain has consented to its gradual ;
cessation, which th? address truly says
. . .
"satisfies neither the Chinese nor Eng
lishmen who are humane."
6. A more native and more vigor-
ous fordism policy. ,
It will be seen that the root of the
maner lies in me Buoeoniracy oi iat
government to foreign capital. As the .
master stands now the revolutionists!
seem to have their campaign well or-j
Kanized and the errors of the boxer.
r -1 t t . f. ' cm or tn na Qvnlrioi pc n&rl n 11 V
....(-.-. r ' 1 " - " . . . . - - -
in the protection of the rights of for
t !-I!ers 5'dent in the country. i
It Is several steps forward to the
true republic, but who can tell how
scon they may be taken?
Sinvtcles Within the Party.
The Cincinnati Enquired does not
believe the struggles within the party
i to obtain control of the party are pro
j ductive of great results. The Chicago
conven,Ion of PrKrs8lves. ea-vs the j
inquirer, was anumer ejucuce 01 me (
growth of independence within party
ranks, the relaxation of partisan bonds.
the breaking away from the strict con
struction of party platforms and old
time declarations of party faith. It
must also claim the attention of the
American people as a revolt of the
younger element of the republican
party, as against those who now con
trol the party, not against the party
itself, and in this aspect it but follows
the natural course of events in the
history of all organizations. From this !
view it brines into light and shadow
ambitions of those out of power to
enter into the limelight of public af
fairs, and their Intense anxiety to do
something or to say something that
will focus upon themselves the atten
tion of the people.
The republican organization in the
I'nitod States is still more formidable.
notwithstanding lis differences, its fac-!
tions and the loud beating of tom-toms i
.in ti,.. ,.om m 1., 1
' me vauiu vi v ti ovv oiicu jueuiru.e. '
In the republican antagonists of i
i.iiotn mart, a rrp.-.t rarUt in th
press and upon the forum, but vanish
ed from sight in the nominating con-
would-be leaders, and upon that repub
lican split the democrats placed hopes
of defeating a divided enemy. Yet
i 172 was a Sedan to the democratic
party, and it was made evident that
the republican independent forces were
nil officers, and no privates followed
their flag or their political fortunes.
Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa havf
s- Idom piven democratic majorities.
a:.d the statistics of fast elections
shnw ihern strongly anchored, flrmly
fcxed, within the Iins of republican- ;
ism, whether it was under the ladr :
ship of Lincoln. Grant. Hayes. Gar
field. Harrison. McKmley. RoosevY
or Taft. If the insurpen's were ni-tnT
ous in New York. New Jersey, Con-
V client. Indiana, and Illinois; If they!
were organized in Maryland. Delaware.;
West "ireinia. and Missouri, we should ;
r gat i i as very much more favorable I
to the chances of democratic victory )
next jiar. Democratic leaders would!
do w'l to look to their own oraniz- j
ation and i remote its efficiency to th j
rtmosT. rrither than r- ly upon any split !
ir. r publican ranks when the time for ;
iniec up at tlie polls arrives.
If is a lore time since so-called ir.de.
pendent movements" have had poten
tial results in national elections or d
vejoped natior.al leaders. Even th
ralmer Muckner bolt of 135 but repis-
terei the opposition rf a few to their
it ':d not control the result Ir. a sin
gle sta'e in the union.
Dream Saves Uvea.
Paris. Oct. 30. Mrs. John Stuart
dreamed she was putting the cat out
cf the house yesterday mornine and:
a woe "it .e p,Bn . .. . wuj. ma is uj mere are U9 pcr
a u.u een thereby saved her own and hr hue- - . . 1 -
and half daed went to the door to
se if the cat was out.
As she reach
6tOVe in WIch fire had been Started,
for the first time had filled the room!
Something to Add Beauty and Charm
to Your Home.
There's something about a flower
garden that keeps one happy and con
tented. Perhaps it Is because it keeps
one too busy to dwel; on the trouble
some things that happen to us; and
then ItV beautiful and beauty 13 al
ways soothing. In this respect I am re
minded of "Eve's Second Husband,"
j written by the talented author of "The
Circuit Kiders wile. ir you nave
read the story you will remember how
when her great troubles came, Eve
went into the garden and something
there brought peace to her.
Somehow, we Americans of today
especially In the west and middle
west, don't thoroughly appreciate the
worth of flowers, that we have tended
ourselves. We are too bu3y, we thisk,
to bother Uh such thing j. We dru't
like to work over them. If we have
money enough, w? may pay a sariener
to make Cower beds and see that they
hinn ai in !ir nrr in - t m i ii ;i r ; i i i
hands or uplift our souls
Parine - r i m Hninp a little htter
' Z'T" school
IU 1 Everv home, when it's a real home,
gardening associations hae accom- - , ,
, , . . . ,T ., L,.trll.j nrn.has its flowers and its animal pets. I
plished much. More city backyards are ti-io.
, .... , have Jn mmd now one sunny living
hloomine and more city houses nave
. 1 I i J 9 V.TrtesnwiTlO- TM aTlTQ
meir uurutria ui LMu.-,o--'m"&
And those who are brave enough to
!live lir the suburbs are making "flow-
ery bowers of their homes.
But a number of trips
i lop tni sumner showed
!""nfil7Ptor6dina;r dearth of flower
! me an extraordinary
- ' farmhouse
to -,-. ti a TVit nvpraL'p farmhouse
.stands bare and dread. When I asked
; the reason the women answered:
'Oh we haven t time to waste on
flowers. We'-.e get so mum work to j
do now that we're too tirf d to fuss over
anything that doesn't pay."
As if flowers didn't pay! j
Granted that the women of the j
farmhouses are busy often too busy;
for their good. But often rrecio.is
time is wasted in drudgery that a lit -
tje xercise of brain ana m-uer mau-
agement would eliminate.
Oarden work is never drudgery.
Moreover, it returns far more
the woker ives, in every way.
This leads up tch what I want to
really talk about: The winter window
One of my fondest childhood mem- j of the poor cherishing little plants in
ories is of a big old-fashioned square I their windows than the women of mid
bav -window. In that window was a die-class homes who are "too busy"
to-raced ircn strnd filled with geran-i
Iuttvr of everv- sort, 'uchsias, lines, he-1
with coal gas. Both Mr. and Mrs.
Stuart were revived.
Want Minister in Senate.
Marshall. Oct. 3 0. A petition is ;
arsii-1 . 1 Fn,,,oi.
j pnin. ,,ni nski n!T Rpv Par-;
ker Shields of the First Methodist
church in Charleston and for a num-
i,pr of vears siiLierintencent or tne
Mat toon district or tne comere... r,
to submit his name as a republican
candidate for state senator in the ;
3 4th district to succeed S C. Pern-j
berton. wno nas represenieu me uis- ,
trict 16 years. i
Blows Hand Off With a Gun.
Mount Carmel, Oct. 30. Clinton1
Wood, owner of a second hand store,
blew off a hand while picking up a
shotgun. Twice before he has
wounded himself in handling fire
arms and several years ago he killed
a hunting companion while in Ar
Eats Steak; Chokes to Death.
Marion. Oct. 30. (leorce Ken
nedy of Murphysboro died here'
while eating beefsteak. While at the
table In a restaurant he choked, arose
from his chair, walked to the door
and fell dead. Upon examination a
portion of the beef was found in his
throat. Kennedy formerly was coun
ty surveyor of Jacksoa county, Illi
nois. DEEP SEA FISH.
If They Come Too Near the Surface
They Will Explode.
Ordinarily one would think that a
Csb in the sea ceuid go where it wish-
ed In the water that is, that it could
go as far down or come as close to
the surface as it desired. As there
are deScite natural laws that prohibit
this, of course It is Dot possible.
Take a deep sea bsu. It is under
enormous pressure st its proper d?pth.
Let it stray too high, however, and on
the pressure lessening the rish gets
larger and consequently lighter per
unit rolnme and in consequence is pro
pelled upward at an enormously in
creasing rate ty the bueyancy of the
water until at last it has to be ex
pelled from the surface of the sea
with great force. In the meantime
the Cab has suffered an internal ex
plosion, as it were, ft ad its eyes have
popped out of Its head, and Its insides
bsve expanded and made boles in the
iuara m owp.wt ua in arj
BBsemn. The difflcnlty coaid be part-
j it oiriTUKr uy niaiisr ine c.a up
srraauai'y. Pet a fceavy weight would
down. fnr the ln-rMtlu nrxenni
would tend to make. It tea Tier jt'
ivy oh, everything that our, grand
mothers delighted in.
Such a wealth of bloom and fra
grance as that window garden sent
through the house! Such cheer and
sweet sentiment as it fostered in our
family! And how much we learned by
tending it and watching it and listen
ing to the wise mater expound its mys
teries. Nowadays the average household
concentrates on a fern or a rubber
plant, or maybe an artificial palm, or
perhaps one of those little fern-dishes
filled with embalmed grasses that nev
er need any care.
The -window garden is a rarity, un
less one goes east into some of the old
er settlements, where dear old ladies
continue to take pride in their indoor
Of course it means work to have a
window garden. It takes up room in
the house. And it makes some addi
tional muss and dirt to be cleaned up
j every day.
i But it's worth all that. Like the
outdoor garden. It gives back much
J mere than is put into it. And if there
'are children in the home it is an lncal-
:culable benefit to them in many w
rnnpi Tenure rr p of rho m ?- wlnnnws
" " ' " ' ' " 1 1 '
is already banked with flowering
Pts; where a canary bird in a roomy
cage sways among the green leaves
1 nd lilts his joys of life; where a sleek
, 1 u .nAnini - . .
' -1 : i ui ri rv mi v 1 1 . - - n ,
' re a boistrous dog comes and goes
as he may, and where a happy family
, "hers during the long events too
j contented th.re to want to go else-
That 3 home.
Everybody can have a window gar-
den if it's no more than a small win-
dow that gets the sun at least part of
the day, and if the wealth of plants
consists 01 notning more tnan a graie-
ful geranium. One doesn't need to be
rich to have a conservatory.
And I want to tell you that no money
can buy high-priced hothouse flow-
thaniers that give as much real joy as the
humble plants that one has raised
from one's loving efforts.
This real joy is in some of our poor
est homes. Indeed, if you will look
j about you. you will probably find more
with social affairs to feed their souls
with w hat nnture gives In return for a
little thought and labor.
was at' all compressible, but as It is
not much eo it would remain practi
cally the same volume and would find
no dlfSculty In propelling itself to al-
snre. however, would make It harder
r the fish to move its organs, and I
For all these reasons there are well
denned strata of water in which cer- j
tain flsh are found and no others. This :
Is one method of determining the ;
depth Qf ft former sea wnere fugsl,8 of !
figh ere fonnd on the land. The depth
of tfae seft at that place caQ fod
wjth5n certain limits by the fossils.
New York Tribune.
"Now they claim that the human
body contains sulphur."
"In what amount?"
"Oh, in Varying quantities."
"Well, that may account for soma
girls making better matches than oth
ers." London Opinion.
That which starts npon stflts often
ends upon crutches. Italian Proverb.
POWERS WATCH AS
RULER NEARS END
il2.:- ..' -w. ,. :
The heaith of Kmperor FYancla Jo
seph of Aufitiia-HunaiLrY la falling.
The ag?d monarch he U eighty-one
is reported to be threatened with
his last iJesa, and the other u-rope-aa
powers are looking oq ex
pectantly, for 110 one believes anct fa-
c. ruier can be found wit a sufficient
TwranniitT rrr i-,a-f tr. rmA tn.tv. !
er tV seven A'.mf nrM tt r-r.l-
comprise tis kingdom,
m . it ay'
Humor and' ;
S "O ITfCAJV ft. SMtTia
TTTHjETN romance wu my g-uld!ac star
la days of Ions ago
I knew a very charming- girl.
Who had me- for her beau.
Wo vowed forever and a day
To keep alive the time.
Perhaps Td keep the promise yet.
But I forget her name.
Ah me. she was a charming sprltel
Her eyes were deepest blue.
Or were they brown? Well, what's the
Her heart was warm and true.
And as I learned to lisp my love
Her little hand I d press.
I wish I could recall her name
And knew her right address.
Borne other maidens with my love
Have played the game of tag. '
And some have just but barely missed f
The chance my heart to bag.
But now as 1 am getting gray.
Though still a splendid catch.
I think. If I could find that girl.
That we could make a match.
Oh. love's young dream is best of all !
But hotd; I must go slow.
She's forty-flve and maybe fat.
For that was years ago.
She may be married and may have
A grandchild at her knee.
And, oh, to make It even worse,
May have forgotten me:
Food For Him.
They were having a family dinner
party at a restaurant and father had
brought his grouch along so that ev
ery one might feel natural. Nothing
pleased him. Particularly was he dis
pleased at the report of the shopping
in the afternoon, which he hud man
aged to worm out of mother and the
"As usual, he said, "I am the goat.'
"Walter." called little Willie. "Wait
er, a mess of tin cans for father."
maker is posi
tively the limit.
"W h a t's tha
"vCJJ a t's the
matter? She is
wav behind the
this hobble skirt
so that I can
walk in it"
Not So Slow.
"I am sorry for Mrs. Jennings."
"She believes all her husband tells
' Don't you fool yourself."
"nut she does."
"No. She only make1 him believe
that she believes all he tells her."
To Make Him Feel Comfortable.
"That great brute stepped on my pet
"What did you do about it?'
"What could I do when he was so
nice In apologizing?"
You might have offered to let him
8tep on the other foot."
"now can jou tell a farmer when
you see one?"
"By the hayseed In his hair?"
"No; by his automobile."
The sober second thought is best;
The hasty one la worst.
How very handy It would be
To have the second first!
After a Search.
' "There was a meeting of my credi
"What did they find?"
"Everything but money."
"He goes a rapid pace."
"I hear his running expenses
More About Her.
"She Is classy I tell you."
"Well, she Is sassy too."
It may be more blessed to give than
to receive, but some hard hearted sin
ners refuse to do either.
Some persons are such good listen
ers that they bear a lot' that was
The man who always wants to help
you at his own expense will bear
. . . ,
Learning economy may not be picas- !
ant, but It beats breaking stone on the
It is easier to make wounds than to
There are persons who, even If they
can't come Lack, will talk bark.
Making mistakes Is a specialty of
some people who know nothing about
the acknowledging of them.
Love la the poultice that draws out
the eting of strife.
Worry is own brother to th" under
taker. Hoarseness in a child subject to 1
croup is a sore indication cf the ap- j
preach of the disease. If Chamber- J
Iain's Cough Remedy is given at once I t
;' uc uuufj wu6- una .
oeared. It will tireveut the attack, i
irnrfi - ni Tin r.r,c-,. Cr,, v nil i
lists, " i
A Mysterious Message By Willard B. Church.
Copyrighted. 1911, by Associated Literary Bureau.
The first blizzard of the season came
la. November, an early date for u win-,
ter storm, and, what was mora un- j
usual still, it was the most severe of '
the season. Farmer Uardwick, sitting
beside the stove in his living room, j
listened to the bowling wind thrash-
ing the leafless brauches of the trees
and hurling the snow like a sand blast
against his window panes. A tele
graph pole stood on the roadside in
front of and very near to his house,
end it seemed to him that the sounds
made by the rushing currents of ail
were the wails of lost spirits.
Hard wick, like most farmers of the
present day, was connected by tele
phone with his neighbors. The In
strument was placed in on addition ts
his house used for everything pertain
ing to a farm, from matches to fire
wood, from a gimlet to a grindstone,
from a jug of vinegar to a cask of
cider. There were openings through
to this universal "catchall," and. the
doors between standing open, Uard
wick heard some one calling up a
number of a telephone subscriber. The
voice was a man's, but dldu't sound had occurred to her. When she was
like that of any of the en oa the j told that Harvey had left no fortune
farm. As soon ns the speaker waa j except the Brown homestead an ex
connected with the number ho bad j planntion of the mesmge telephoned
asked for he spoke one sentence quick- J to her on the day of his death flashed
ly, but Uardwick could not hear what i luto her brain.
he said. "Ifs in the northeast corner of the
Only a few moments had elapsed smokehouse."
between the call and the communica- j What smokehouse? There was no
tlon when Hardwiek got up from bis
chair and went through the rooms to
where the telephone was located to
fee who was using it. To bl.s sur
prise, no one was there. The receiver
hung In its place, and there was no ;
Indication that any one had been j
near it. Ha iV. wick ran to lhe only";
door leading out into the yard and '
pulled it open, but no one was ia ;
"That's queer'" he muttered to him-;
self atii, goius back to his seat by j
the stove, sat down to think silxmt It
1 At tho tine. Farmer Hardwiek beard
j the voice at his telephone Clelly
j Uourdm.in, Mho was upstairs in her
; own home sewing in preparation for
I her coming wedding with Harvey
! Crown, heard above the storm a ring
t on the floor below. Going down, she
times. She has ! took up the leceiver and. having spo
actually made ; ken the usual "Well?" heard fcer lov-
1 er s voice t.uy to ner:
"It's in the northeast corner of the
There was a click, followed by si
lence. She called again and again,
but, receiving no answer, concluded
that Harvey had been shut off in the
midst of what he was saying, and, !
I lianiriu;- up tiia receiver, sha went 1
baek to her work.
Hut since she could both work and
think at the same time she pondered
on what her lover had tried to com
municate. There was nothing intol-
I ligible to her l:i the message (-he had
! received, and had not the voice been
j unmistakably her lover's she would
j have assumed that, using a party wire,
j she had heard that which had been
j Intended for some one else. But Ilar-
vey's deep tones were too familiar to
her to be mistaken for those of any
other man. The message was so In
explicable that she began to feel a
dread, though of what she did not
The next morning Cifily took up the
work on her wedding garment with a
singular despondency, mentally repeat
ing the words "an impending calam
ity." Presently she heard some one
without kicking off the snow, the front
door open and n heavy step. Then fol
lowed inu filed voices below. Ci'ily
listened, her heart sinking like lead
within her. A little later when her
mother came Into the room with dread
on her face Cleily moaned:
"You don't need to tell me. mother;
nnrvey Is de:id."
The mother put her arms about her
daughter, saying not a word.
Harvey Brown bnd started during
the storm to walk from bis home to
that of bis fiancee, a distance of two
miles. The rond led past Farmer
Hard wick's house, and Brown's body
was found buried in a drift under one
of the telegraph poles not far from
Hard wick's. Whether he had sunk
down confused and benumbed by that
Interminable whirling of snow or
whether his efforts to get on bad
lrought on some sort of a stroke was
not evident. The nlpbt bad been very
cold, and it was thought that, bewil
dered nnd exhausted, he had stopped
to rest and had been frozen.
Ol'ily and her mother were in strait
ened circumtu nee. Harvey Brown
not only owned the hou.s? ia which be I
lived, but had inherited a fortune in- j
Tested In stocks and bonds. Cleily's '
j Approaching marringe with him had :
j been looked forward to by her as a 1
j great relief. Harvey had stiggeit"! ,
basttrjlc the wedding thnt (die might
,;!J j,., h,r Ti nojt ftf n Xi) .
! hirn was the s n of his father's broth
I er. a ne'er-do-wei;. whom Harvey be- ,
li'-ved wou'd fop to nny chicanery Xt
get j try .-.- 'on of the property ;it ffar-
i rev's lejfh. to which, without a will
' or a wedding, he wou.'d be the lawful
j ber. ThU man. Peter Brown, mlifht j
i 1 e-ure and destroy a will, tut be could !
' not annul a man-hire. For this reason
i Harvey Wfi3 triiious to have lh cere
! moL-y r ei-fc.-rr.ed.
j I'rovldenee having taken the Intend
! til bridegroom, no wife Interfered with
Peter's legal ios.HeHion. A will zUtvn
could do that. A search among-IIar-rey's
p-r&r! revealed n do'imer.t
bearing upon the '!:poMt!on of hi
property. Peter was recognized as the
sole heir by the court cf chancery, but
wi a?cr.lshel to Cnd r.one of those
evuririej that Uj cou-iin was reputed
to have possessed, not even a deed to,
homestead, appeared among ths
r. iit..- urw--i, iu9
s valuable rie'e of rrore:-f v. and Peter I
I'-rr.-.i-n tTJ.VKl !-,- it i
Cicliy lioardman waa overwhtlred i
oy ner loss. At first her minJ dwelt
solely on the blighting of her life. It
was jiot till later that her loss of for
tune weenrred to her. Even a compe
tency would have made a crent differ
ence to her nnd her mother, who was
In feeble health. Itut gradnnlly she
j rose nlmve both these misfortunes so
I f:er as to take hold of the world again
i and perform lhe work Irovldencs had
allotted her. She hail but Just resign
ed a position ns teacher in the county
school. After her fiance's death she
Cloily knew little about the Ilrown
estate, except that II:irvey had told her
that it was of considerable value.
When she had resumed a condition to
enable her to think about worldly af
fairs and heard that the estate h:nl
turned out to be of much less value
than had been expected she wan sur
prised. Could her lover have misrep
resented the matter to her? The sup
position was not to be entertained for.
a moment. She had dwelt almost to
brooding on the words she had heard
in his voice, or n voice very like his.
as in tonie wny connected with bis
death, but no Interpretation to them
smokehouse on the lirowu proerty.
Sin; and her mother occupied ft few
acres of ground that bBd formerly
contained the buildlug of a farm. A
smokehouse was, besides the dwelling,
the only building left. Ilsd Harvey
while waiting for hi wedding been
sei7.Hl with a prenoutimeut that he
initibt die unmarried and, rememln'rlng
that in this cus his cousin would get
all his property, burled soux'tbiiig for
her in the smokehouse? Taking up a
pick and shovel, t.he went into the
1 smokehouse nnd began to d!,1!-
She had but to remove a few inches
of earth when she came to oue of
thos tin boxes commonly used for
keeping documents. Taking it up, the
rnu with it luto the bouse and up
into her room. Tho lox was locked,
but the key was V'I o tho wire han
dle on the lid. Opnniag the box, sha
took out iKtnds, .tock certjfleute and
lastly a deed to the Urovrn bomt.tead.
One paper remained ou the bottom,
contained In an envelope sealed with
wax. It was addressed to Clcily.
Tearing it open, she took out a folded
paier indorsed In printed letters,
"Last will and testament of," and in
writing "John Harvey l'.rown." Un
folding the document, ("icily rend
few words bequeathing ull tho testa-
i tor's possessions of every kind to her.
I Jut why had her lover not told 1:
that he had left the box lu the smoke
house? (Iraduully a jrobablo erplnna-
1 tion came to her. narvey feared thut
i In the event of his death before his
marriage his cousin, even If Harvey
made a will In her favor, might gel
possession of the document and de
stroy it narvey was a secretive man
and might not have Intended to spenk
of tin; buried box if uu necessity arose,
for doing so.
And here came up the mystery of
the telephone message. Had not Har
vey when caught in the storm been
aware of bN danger, gone into a hous
where there wtis 11 telephone nnd sent
the message? But tlds theory would
not hold, for if lie could go luto a
bouse be might remain there and bo
out of danger. Moreover, If Harvey
had sent tho message from any housn
on the route he was known to have
traversed the fact could be ascer
tained. Ci'ily bonded tho will Into tho court
of chancery and was put lu possession
of her property. One day she drovi
over the road from the Brown home
htead to the plnce where Harvey'H
dead body had been found looking for
houses In which there were telephones.
The only Instrument was lu Farmer
Hardwlck's. She Interviewed Hard
wick, heard his story, aud the two
stood face to face with a decjror mys
tery than lhe one that had thus fur
Cleily Board man has not married
and will never marry. She oocuple
tho Brown homestead alon since her
mother died, livlnj; a life of solitude.
She is known as k woman whose mind
Is norma I on all bubjectit save one.
That one Is a belief that she received
a telephone message from ber flancw
after bis death. Farmer Hardwh-k
lent color to the story he tells so long
lis lie lived, but even his corroboration
failed to convince any oue of Cleily
Board man's sanity.
There nre a few advanced thinkers
--who, believing In the povdbUily of
communication of the dend with the
living, claim Mint tle-re are nnturul
method for fin h fomrjivnlcnMon as
real, as was wir-l'-s t''!"i:raphy be
fore lhe latter v. ad dV overed, nii'I
that S".ne J.!y i, " hi w will come to
light by mt-atiH of wM' h w may p ;ik
v,lt'i Trl'-wiA In arjoth-jr phere with
no more aftc.rii.vh mt-r:t tlj'i-i we now
talk through tho zj v. ilh those on au-oth'.-r
Oct. 30 in American
171" John A'!.:r j. ytt,rA pr'-'lderif of
tie 1,'r.ilted St;: re-.. I'-tn; d'.-d is'jr;.
1VJ7 John A'liio.'! .Jil "war gov
ernor" of liii..5j:ki.iUi, Clvl;
lty Tl:e TTnl'ed '.M:iti- census bureau
1 1;? 1 fh'. r---i,ts of the t.w,i
jtir.illou of !!.; twelfth cen. iii-:.
f b-vlng a r-; ti'afioii ou Juas 1.
y.fn. of rc.ivr,.'!.
100S-J.-,hr. V.-.iil-ce Huf -hinon, l-t
cf t!i o-i e f :.-..: ; family Of Slr..4
its, u.ei! ; L jTu l -.ll.