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THE ROCK ISLAXD ARGUS, SATURDAY, XOVEFBER 4, 1911.
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Saturday, November 4, 1911.
Go on with the Btreet Improvements.
That View loop la certainly a
long view loop.
Pu Yi, the Chinese emperor, is also
against the recall.
Carnegie finds it hard work to die
poor. He made $8,000,000 in three
"minutes the other day.
Philadelphia can "put it over" the
rest of the country In two things at
least base ba'l and graft.
Cullom says It will take a "big noise"
to make him run. Yes. And it will
take an Illinois to retire him as he de
serves to be.
If it is true that the infernal regions
are paved with good intentions, it is
evident that Satan suffers no shortage
of paving material.
One of the most beautiful and de'i
cate experiments of high SDance is
dissolving a trust without disturbing
the interests of the directors and
n , , . i 1 as lonS as a republican administration
ed f the Jim ?, pIm? 7 n!is ln Prosecute it. Similar
vJnvIrWSw MadeIPbla,antdults were filed r gainst the beef trust
New York, whether he won or lost, I k . , ,, f. , , .
received $3,000 or $4,000.
is e erj
to havj played and Icrst than never to
have played at all.
The bst late development in the
Philippine islands is the opening of
coal mine?; in Batau. Next to capacity
for self-government coal is indispensa
ble. It furnishes the energy behind
It is instantly seen by every well-!
informed observer that there is poll-1
tics in the government suit against
the I'nltod States
Steel corporation, i
uut men it takes o
ne back to the
time when "strenuous Teddy
steel trust is "a good trust.'
a little ;
The Chinese government.
OllEarchV of lmDerlal nrtnepe and Man- '
t,,.o v.. . A i
uao i jt-iuru i u Hit irvuiuiiuu bU
far as to consent to a constitution, the
exclusion of the princes from the cab
inet and pardon for political offenders.
As In all such cases where yielding to
popular demand is too long delayed, it
Is doubtful whether the revolutionises
will all be satisfied until they have
had a little more fighting.
The possibility of enforcing the pro
visions of the Sherman law and break
ing up the trust monopolies by civil
proceedings seems altogether hazy
and doubtful. It may take five or ten
years to effectively bust" the tobacco j
trust. Does it never occur to the gov
ernment to try what virtue there may
be in enforcing the criminal provi
sions of the statute? At the door of the
jail the inventive gentlemen who have
conspired to create the trusts would
lend efficient help in devising workable
plans of dissolution whereby to con
form with the intent of the law.
IteHct for tlie State Ijv.
I don't think it will affect us in the (to gpt the old bogey in working order
least." Orville F. Berry, chairman of ! for the coming campaign,
the state railroad and warehouse com-;
mission and a possible congressional) Playgrounds Lessen Crime.
candidate in tins aismcu aeciares in
discussing the decision handed down
by Judge Van I-venter of the United j
Staus supreme court, in which he held
that railrcads doing an interstate busi
iie?s must equip their cars wi:h safety
"All there is to tha' decision," Mr.
Berry continued, "is that the railroad
olanneu that an engine and a car were j bathhouses per person was .012 and
doing business in the state and that tne playgrounds 016
then fore they were not compelled tot Records of the juvenile court ac
. r,u;P :t according to the orders of the cording to Mr. Davis, show that dur-
Mi,.if,- wU1.uuru.muiiiUu. me
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vr. u.i luiiiu.-iu mufi i'i "s
.a;s. if it was If ft to a railroad to say
what cars should bo used for inter
stare commerce business and what for
. tare, it would leave too many loop-l-ol.s.
"Oao ood effect will probably be
Why Not. Mr. President?
Mr. President: Why do you begin a j
suit in equity instead of a criminal
prosecution against the otf.cials of the:Und,?r tne Present law I name three
steel trust? In your attorney gener-
al s petition the defendants are charg-:
ed with the violation of a criminal law.
.v. a vuu-
viction and imprisonment? I it be- it, or do you prefer to take the posi
rause the anti-trust law is now worth- tion that big criminals should not be
:,Ts as a criminal statute, since the sent to the penitentiary? Explain why
t::; reme court has. by judicial Icgisa- you do not prosecute the steel trust
tk r., put the word "unreasonable" in ; officers under the criminal law?
It? Or is it because you are afraid to j W. J. BRYAN.
the bringing about of uniformity of
equipment in the several states, and
that is something we hare been con
"We have our laws for the equip
ment of cars with safety appliances,
and while I cannot speak for the other
commissioners, I feel satisfied that we
will insist on their enforcement. If
not equipped according to our orders,
we would not take the excuse of the
railroad that that car was used ex
clusively for interstate business and
therefore was not amenable to the
laws of Illinois. We woold simply say
that car is in Illinois, and it is doing
business here. If you expect to do
business in Illinois you must conform
to the laws of Illinois."
Mr. Berry expressed the opinion that
federal control was going far enough.
If it had not already gone too far, and
that the Illinois board could continue
an enforcement of its orders just as
before the decision. "Some people get
needlessly scared every time there is
a railroad decision, but I cannot see
where this decision is going to change
the law in any respect In this state."
The Old Bogey Man Again
The trust game of bringing out the
old bogey man called "business de
pression," who always is kept right up
In the front part oX the stage when
ever an election approaches, is being
played again. From Wall aireet comes
the cry that democratic Investigations,
and supreme court decisions, and the
cry for low tariff, and a dozen other
such calamities are constantly threat
The purpose of these wails, it is be
coming more and more apparent, is to
gradually frighten the voters of the
country into a state of mind that will
make them fear to put in power an
administration which will cut the high
The trusts pretend to be greatly
wrought up ever recent suits against
some of their number. They pretend,
for instance, to be in a panic because
of the 6uit against the steel trust, and
are trying to make the country believe
such activities as these against big
business will result in a general indus
j And while they are sending out these
j alarms they know that the suit against
j the 6teel trust will amount to nothing
years ao. and that suit hasn't Dro-
gressed an inch since it was filed, not
withstanding that it has been held
.wmouu.ws mai ji -a, w-u iiriu ill),..,,., lmrirQr, r(rl whr. r, tra?.
dPz.?n8.' t!mes " a 'br"ble xam"
pie" of the way the politicians
disturbing business. j
If the 6uit against the steel trust
.1 . ,
dispatch it would require two or three ,
years to get it before the supreme
V WUI I, UKllir ILitf ur V JJ3L IXilti 51UI
"alarms business" becomes ridiculous.
The real reason business is alarmed.
lf J.1 !S.true that busiess is alarmed" !
- "i"ral"u "
Kummi is me ipar oi mose Dupiness
men who operate on a moderate scale
1 that the money trust is getting a grip
on the industrial situation which no
r ii .;u v .vi. v. i.
. .. .
small business mn
hensive only In the degree that they
fear the money trust controlled by
Morgan will make some move to dis
cipline those who are crying for a low
tariff and for some relief from the ab
normally high cost of living.
The Morgan crowd is standpat repub
lican to the core, and reeardless of
! what Wall street talks about now. I
there is little doubt that what it is
thinking about is the possibility of a
tariff cut by the democrats. To fore
stall this menace the billionaires are
stirring up the old cry of "danger to
business." and getting ready to make
! their usual attempt to coerce another
standpat republican victory a year
The tariff is still the Issue on which
f Knowine thi, Wall 8trePt ls
already laying plans, and since the
only weapon these money barons know
how to use. since they have neither
facts nor justice to aid them, is the
threat of slack business. Their pres
ent wails simply are practice etunfs
. Figures compiled by Park Com
missioner Davis of St. Louis show
that during the months of June,
July and August the attendance at
the playgrounds of that city was
6 12, .".96. while 273,700 took advan
tage of the bathhouses. The nark
i concerts were attended by 588,700
The cost of the nmlnrpnunca rf fhc
1ng the. three months the
grounus ere open tne number of
prisoners dprrpaso 17 nop rent
I - - - " t
i nis is convincing evidence of the
i need of playgrounds in every city of
i the land. The need is for small
playgrounds that the children can
use in the summer and skating
ponds for the winter months.
punish big criminals as severely as you
do little criminals? You ask me to
name a trust that can not be punished
i the Standard Oil trust, the tobacco
trtlSt an Tho :tpl 1ri at a n A I uTl 1
you es a witne to prove tnat law,
as amended by your judges, is worth-
ioo a.- a 1 1 1 lli iuai i. ju yuu aumii
"It Is an old saying that charity
begins at home. A man should lire
with the world as a citizen of the
world. He may have a preference
for the particular quarter or square
or eTen alley in which he lives, bet
he should hare a generous feeliDg
for the welfare of the whole."
Dear Mrs. Thompson I graduat
ed last June from high school. There
was a gtrl in my clasB whom I ad
mired at the time and cannot for
get. I have not seen her to speak
to her since I left school. I have
been working for a small sals-y but
as I have a better position now. I
would like to renew my acquaintance
with her. How can I go abon: this?
Wr'te a note to her and ask per
mission to call. She may be as anx
ious as yourself to renew 'he ac
quaintance. Dear Mrs. Thompson Pleas? '.ell
me the author of the following quo
tation: "What's in a name That
whiCj we call a rose by any other
name would smell as sweet."
Dear Mrs. Thompson Will you
kindly inform me where I r&u ob
tain civil service training to ecable
me to become a postoffice clerk?
The business colleges now Lave a
Woman's Side of Life
at the National Capital
By MISS ISABEL MARTIN.
Washington, Nov. 2. It is persist -
?ntly rumored in Paris that the Duch -
ess De Chaujncs. wno iormeny w as;
Miss Theodore Shonts, daughter of the
noted American engineer, is to marry
again. The prospective bridegroom is
said to be Prince Joahim Murct. The
prinoe is a great friend of the young
duchess d'Uzes. sister-in-law of the
! ically widowed soon after her marriage
. v, . . i , - - v . , i ... i , . . .
mother of the duchess, was asked if
there was any basis for the rumor, and
8he said there was not.
. - Ton(,him ic ,...
been the m persistent of the many
titled suitors for the hand of
i charming and wealthy young
irinv a n H it alsn is known that his at-
tentions have been received with more
favor than tb
:ose of any of the others.
iThe Duchess d'L'zes, who large'y was!
. instrumental in bringing about the
match between her brother and Miss
Shonts, looks with a more than kindly ;
eje upon tne new turn oi anairs, ana ir'aaptpd to t!le rf,!?nini colors. At the
is she who is the prince s " friend at j Ktyie show, which has just closed here,
court" In the campaign he is waging ; and whii h for foiir days wrs the mecca
for the heart and hand for the former: ot btye ancJ fashion lovers from all the
Miss Shonts. social centers of the east, living mod-
I els possessed chestnut tresses and
The Washington friends of Miss j eyes of brown.
Katherine Elkins. whose "affair" with j Word comes from other style shows
the Italian Duke de Abbruzzi last year! that women of dark complexion are to
had the social world buzzing, are won
dering whether the persistent atten
tions of "Billy" Hitt, her admirer in
the days before the duke came on the
(i : :
National Grange Meeting
(Special Corrppcmdfice or The Argus.) i The struggle to correct the6e condl
Washington, Nov. 2. On Nov. I3!ti&ns is now started, and whether the
there will be held, at Columbus, Ohio, i present officials are elected or not at
a meeting of far reaching importance,
MU 01 uirctl ery m-
habitant of the country. This meeting I
will be the annual one of the national
The national grange is the only far
mers organization in the country
which embraces all the states. Its ac
tivities are of vast importance just
now, not only to farmers, but to city
dwellers as well, because the grange
has undertaken an organized effort to
find out who is responsible for the
high cost of living, and if possible, to
propose a remedy.
In view of the Importance of the
coming meeting, one of the New York
weekly magazines (Colliers) sounds a
warning to the farmers. It is as fol
lows: FAR9IERS, LOOK OUT.
"The story of the struggle within
farm organizations is one of the most
dramatic In the hi6tory of the develop-
ment of democracy in America THp
ment of democracy in America
r - i .-j
IdiiiiCI Ul H II lb
upon as a
moss back, yet w-e have nothing in our
history more active than the farmers'
alliance movement. It was the far
mers who first gave voice to the fun
damental democracy which is creating
the progressive democracy and the In
surgent republicanism of today.
"To be able to dominate this great
agricultural alliance is a tremendous
j political asset. For years the govern
ing bodies of the national grange have
I been controlled hv certain nowerf nl i
factors whose activity in national pol-!
iUcs is everywhere recognized. Its or-j
ganization is in the hands of forces aa j
reactionary as any political influence
minimized. As b!r int
n..j w 1 .1 1 v -!
commerce, boards of trade, and legisla-'
jtive bodies, in order to control public
ceDumeut ana DUDiic useiuiness f-n
likewise have they obtained control of
the national grange, and used it for
'The isolation of the farmer com
pels him to trust leaders. Without
publicity he cannot know conditions.
W inn M'pflifriisniiiwiiiir . . Jy i&J
Hks ELIZABETH TB2MRSQJ
special course which fits one to take
a civil service examination.
Dear Mrs. Thompson is there
any simple home treatment for
rheumatism? S. C. F.
Moisten a woolen cloth with vine
gar and lay over a heated flatiron.
When the vinegar vaporizes apply
the apparatus to the painful spot.
This application may be repeated
two or three times a day. The pain
should be alleviated in 24 hours.
Dear Mrs. Thompson Are there
any kind of hose supporters that
will not make holes in the tops of
stockings? MRS. D. C. R.
It is impossible to get hose sup
porters that will not give the trou
ble you mention, but this can be
avoided by stitching to the tops oi
your stocking strips of cloth with
button holes made in them. Fasten
the supporter in the buttonhole in
stead of on the hese.
scene, is making her forget the dash-
; icg Italian who admittedly won her
even if he failed
The faithful Hitt
to win her
J abandoned hope: of that there can be
: no doubt, aiid a good many of Miss
' Elkins' friends were about convinced
on more than one occasion that he fin-
ally was to have the reward he so earn-
, estly sought. Since then, however, the
dilator frnm Wr VirP-inifl tiu FA
I kirs' father, died, which temporarily
nrt,i n v. .. l . . ,. ., . v. ; v,nn.
the duke is winning new triumphs as
j commander of one of the fleets in the
I "war'- against Turkey, which at least
brought him to the fore again, and
i necessarily stirred old memories in the
i heart of Miss Elkins.
Certain it is that unless Miss Elkins
I ft (v3 nmpthr?p :nrm tb tnTit'iips nf tho
j gossips will become paralyzed.
Er'inettes are the lucky ones this
season. This is true bi-cause the crea
tors of all the modish hats and gowns
have decreed that brtinettfs are more
have their inning this -season, so far
the "peaches and cream" girls w-ill
have to gave way to their darker sis
ters. ine tOiumDU8 meeting, a startling con-
dition of affairs will be revealed by
warchng investigation of grange alii-
ARE SWEEPING CnARGES.
Those are sweeping charges, aud
since the national grange is on the
verge of starting a country wide Inves
tigation into the cost of living prob
lem, it is important, not only to the
farmer, but to those who buy their pro
ducts, to move toward clearing the
grange of the charges named.
Who are the politicians who control
the grange? Are they the same "polit-
cai- al street-farmers who were so
alarmed lest reciprocity be brought In
On the action of the farmers at
Columbus much depends.
HER FOR ALDERMAN
Miss El i La bik V u fchtf r
Socialists of Brooklyn have select
ed Mits Elizabeth Dutcber. a grad
uate of Packer Institute and Vassar
and a worker for the W omer.s Tra&e j
Union Ie&eue, as a candidate for j
alderman. -"" " j
numor ana ; 1
9mcj et. sum
YyHT is it that as soon as a young
man who begins to work hard and
save bis money the neighbors all begin
to wonder which girl it is ?
Give a dog a bad name and yon can
soon hare a new fur rug.
A boy nerer appreciates his mother's
cooking until he has boarded at the
restaurant a spell.
The great trouble with a man who
has a good story ls that he never for
In these degenerate days a general
elecrJos) doesn't furnish nearly as much
excitement as a pennant contest.
A man will boast of his fortitude in
rearing pain and then howl Just be
cause his wife steps on his corns.
The summer girl has vanished into
the dim past, but the oncoming winter
girl is jnst as expensive.
Some men's idea of heaven Is a place
where they won't have to dress up.
"Nerves" cover t multitude of spite
The glad hand sometimes conceals a
Bang! Boom! Bans!
What's all tbta racket
What's to pay?
Ha? the Wild West show
In a virulent form
On the shores of the Mediterrarean,
Or have the tottering- nations
Of the old world
Adopted our Fourth of July
As their little pet?
What's the explanation
Of this sleep diMurblns stunt?
What's doing. Uncle Bill?
Oh, nothing much!
It's not worth mentioning.
The navies have loosed their n ivies
For one thins
And are shooting civilteation
Poor midniprht land.
Enjoying the climate
And wearing a castoff coffee sack
When it wanted to be dressed up.
Will have to mend its ways.
It must learn to love
Must get its fashions from Paris
And, worse than that, must wear
It must learn
To wring music
From the. unwilling phonograph.
Must have political opinions.
Learn to shout in a foreign language
For a king they never saw
And clothe tho extremities
With the high hat
And the hobble skirt.
Poor Africa !
It doesn't know what civilization ls
But it will learn.
And it will be charged
For the instruction.
A Check on the Weather.
"I don't like this cold weather."
"Then come aud live at our boarding
"You are hard up, ain't you?"
"Well, our landlady will make it hot
Seemed Like a Present.
"I find it cheaper to buy for cash."
"And I find it cheaper to buy on
"Aren't the bills higher that way?"
"Yes, if I pay them."
"I have seen life in all its phases."
"The high and the low?"
"And which was the lowest, the high
or the low?"
Not a Turner.
"If any one should smite yon on the
right cheek what should you do?"
"Hand him an uppercnt.w
Tou bet your last and only dollar.
Though betting is a grievous fault.
Had Germany but raised a "holler"
Then Italy had called a ha'.t
The reason Europe takes no side up
They all want tn on the divide up.
"He never did a mean thing.'
"Must be awfully good."
"No; Just etupld."
They Always Do.
"He !ott his hed."
"What did Le do without it?"
"Went up in the air."
Croup is most prevalent during
the dry cold weather of the early
winter months. Parents of young
children should be prepared for it. j
All that is needed is a bottle of;
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. Many'
mothers are never without it in thir
homes and it has never disappointed.
Sold by all druggists. 1
The American By Beatrice Gardiner.
Copyrig-hted. 1911. by Associated Literary Bureau.
"Mother," said Gladys FoImleTter.
daughter of Sir John and Lady Poin-
dexter, "this effort to "keep up Is
! nHn. m nnt. The estate has so
fr00 a year and we are spending
"But, my dear, if we retrench we
shall lose a social position that has
been the family right for 300 years."
At that moment Ixrd Toppington's
card came up.
Ixrd Toppinjrton was a typical Lon
don swell. As he entered, seeing
Gladys, he frowned, iler mother saw
his displeasure at her daughter's pres
ence and made an excuse to send her
from the room. Lord Toppington seat
ed himself and said:
Lady Toindexter, I come in the in
terest of a young American who has
recently arrived In London with a de
sire to enter the social circle. lie has
. applied to me to secure an entrance
for him. and I have conseuted to do
I what I can in the matter. He gives a
I dinner on Wednesday evening next
under my management. I have put
' the names of yourself. Sir John and
your daughter on the list of guests.
1 trust you will accept."
"The Poiudexters have never known
i any Americans," said my lady, with
"And I would not suggest your doing
so now," replied his lordship, "except"
he lowered his voice "this fellow
cpriiier is emu
"You mean that he will buy shares
in Sir John's"
I have tried him on that, and he
would not bite. He says he prefers to j () hJs injrv. After glvlrg Gladys
put out the cash." Sinking to a whis- tImc t(J coo, jie VPI,t to her and exon
pur: "He has deposited a sum to my j oratod springer from all blame, assnr
credit with my bankers, which I am . .. . . h d knovrn nothing of
I to place where I, like. I have 200 put ; llu(se wh worp f be nrl,ro.1(.hP(i wlttt
down against your name on the list." i n vJpw (o blIy,np nH wny into society.
I Lady Poimlexter's expression chang- ! avorr0(, 'tn!lt no man wlth the ln
j l. She looked down upon the carpet i of p(in,lpnn wol,:d buy his
meditatively. : W1T mt0 anv s,H-iety.
"t an you assure me mat mis i"
i not be known?"
"Not for fifty times the amount
would I consent to Gladys hearing of
it. She has great family pride and
would scorn such a transaction."
Lord Toppington took a bit of paper
' 11. -.1. ,, 1 ms-tl. Anil tH u1 Tl -r nf-
: f,red his bnnd to Lady Poindextec
I Tl- paper wr.s in his palm, and when
1 he left it was in hers. It was a check
for -(K) l,ut ,ne inciueiir nau nrmiKia .miW -
"George Sprineer was a verv singular she hid never felt it before, the prac
voung man. He had a genius for tlcal status of America in contrast
finance that few men even understand, with the decay of social grandeur in
When he began his career ten years Europe. The result of nil this was
l.erre his ai.penarance in London he j that she wrote Springer a note apolo
shutled old financial heads by the ap- j gizing for cutting him. confining ber
narent recklessness of his plunges, and self to the apology. Ignoring any Maine
thev predicted a brief career for him.
ll.o end being his burial under an enor
mous debt. Instead he emerged with
iiiiiiions to his credit. Being still a
. bachelor, he concluded to see the
world, not on the outside, but on the
inside. Willi n keen '.nsieht into hu
i man nature he knew that there are
but few things in the world money will
not buy. He had gone practically to
work to gain an admission to P.ritish
society, selecting Toppington, an impe
cunious nobleman of excellent lineage.
whatever that means, and one of the
be.-t social engineers in Ixndon.
He advised with Toppington as to
what lady he should reserve for him
! self to take into dinner, and Topping
! ton told him that Gladys Poindexter
would be as well worth cultivating as
any one. Toppington also explained
thaf, Gladys was ignorant of the fact
that her presence had been purchased
and if sli" got an inkling of it the
PoUulexters from that moment must
be counted out from their calculations.
Soringer was especially attentive to
this Information. He had a keen ap
preciation of values and values of dif
ferent kinds. Moreover, he appreciat
ed the difference between moral and
money values. He had no permanent
use for these people whom he had
bought and was Interested in meeting
one whom he could not buy. He was a
bright feliow and a good conversa
tionalist. He devoted his exclusive
attention to Gladys Poindexter, re
fraining from being diverted from her
at any time by others. There are three
stages of refinement viz, not enough,
a sufficiency and too much. Springer
teloi)ged to the middle of these tfiree
classes. He had not become effemi
nate. Indeed, he was a fine specimen
of physical and intellectual vigor not
yet undermined by possession of ab
normal wealth. Such a man was like
ly ? be agreeable to such a girl as
The American succeeded In making
as quick an Introduction into London
society as he had Into the coterie of
multimillionaires. He was more often j ,,. ,jr:iwnjr rm door and announced
mt in the Poindexfers' company than I vojf .e.
others, aud his attentions to Mlsi I "yfr Springer;"
Gladys were noticed. P.ut one day I MrH Ceorjre Springer nee Poindex-tht-'e
carr. a terrible break in this In- ! t,.r Vf, uilt, .r hiisl.Tnd In Anierl-a
tlmocy. (Jiadys was relied upon by : ,,iot of the time. Neither of them
her father and mother to guide the rures for society, and nil attempt" to
family down the dangerous current J keep them In touch with tli Uritlsh
of family finance, and many a rock i hereditary a rMoeracy or th- merl.-nn
she avoided by her management. One I moneyed Hr ! s ha-e proved failures,
day when she was trying to make the j They live much by themselves,
balance In her check Jook aod paa
dock agree sue came upon an item of ,
200 to the family credit that fhf !
could not account for. Her mothe i
should have provided some means of t
concealing Toppington's check, but
had failed to do so. Gladys demand
ed to know what the check was for.
There v.ws a family jar, at the end of
which Lady Poindexter confessed
that the money bad come Indirectly
from the American.
Had Gladys bec-n Indifferent to
Spriiir-er the discovery would have
been exrrr-Lie!y paiijf.iTT but since she
bad been, to nay the least, much
pleased with l.Iiri the incident plunged
her Into the depths of "knortiflcation.
I-'i'al t ouiderftt !on prevented i.er
venting her feeing. upon her poor old I
parents. Toppiiigton was b neatb. itr j
f contempt. Springer was the only one
I fit to be made to feel her indignation,
j The next time she met him socially
a ball given ry tne .Marcnioness or
ladesby she turned her bark upon
him. lie at once divined the cause.
For tbe first time since his arrival
in London Springer felt that he hud
encountered something that hH mil
lions were powerless to smooth awny.
Here was a girl striving to maintain
for her family contrary to her own
judgment the social standing they
had always enjoyed, maintaining for
herself rather the substance than the
shadow of that position, for whose
acquaintance, unbeknown to her, he
had paid out money from his newly
acquired millions. It was doubtful to
which of the two the situation was
more rnlnful. the American or the
English girl. Ills having purchased
nn entre from the others gave him no
qualms of conscience or self contempt;
his purchase from Gladys Polndester
he regarded a brutal use of his money.
i U(t dj(1 not know no t, po about
. making reparation. He had no right
to enter her house and had not had
any such right from the first, since
had she known the terms on which
the acquaintance had been made he
would not have consented to them.
To write an excuse would be only to
add to the insult he had offered. It
seemed to him that he could do noth
ing but grin and bear the position he
occupied toward her.
Toppington, who was very ndrolt.
i Trrr tnctful. felt it to hi Interest to
smooth the mutter over. The Po'.n-
dexters were among those whom he
considered his stock In trade, and any
break between hlra and them would be
However, the more she thought of
the matter the more she blamed erery
one connected with It more than she
blamed the fnintainhead. Indeed,
she came to feel a secret admiration
for this man who had so profound a
contempt for the effete social distinc
tions of the old world that be set about
" l-nn hnse in the same way l would
buy a country place. She had always
Iwd Amerl-,, and Americans decried.
or excuse for his own pnrt in the mat-
ter of buying his way luto society.
This gave him an opportunity which
he wan not slow to improve. With
his usual direct action he Invited her
! to a farewell dinner he was to give be
fore leaving London, mentioning that,
though n valuable "favor" would ap
pear on every plate. In her case th
gift would be worth not over a few
shillings. Gladys debated for some
time whether to accept or decline the
Invitation. Her own parents had been
bought. On their account would It not
be better to Ignore openly a mutter
which she would bury down in her
own heart. She wrote an acceptance.
At the dinner where the guests open
ed packages containing their favors
thev were fonnd to be very costly.
;a"dy9 Poindexter found upon her
plate a sealed envelope which contain
ed. Judging from its want of plluhllltv.
cardboard. Her host adinoiil-hed her
j lo n.frn from opening It before her
return home, and she heeded the nd
inonition. A natural curiosity induced
her as soon as she had retired to her
room to open her favor. She found
only a photograph of the host of tlx;
There seemed to be no special apti
tude to the gift. The girl wh sur
prised, for she had expected that
Springer would by it make some dell
cate reparation for having paid money
for his acquaintance. His photograph
meant nothing. Indeed, since eordiali
ty had not been reestablished between
them, there was a positive Indellcucy
In the gift.
Then suddenly an idea struck the re
cipient that brought a color to her
cheek. Gould he mean by what he had
given her to Imply that it was himself
that was offered?
It was late that night before she
slept, and a long day followed, for t-.li
surmised that If she had Interpreted
his favor aright lie would be with her
before another day had passed to con
firm her view. It was O o'clock In the
evening when a flunkey threw open
4 in American
Stephen Joliunorj Field. nsHoeiflte
Justice of the fulled States su
preme court, born: died )'''.'
ljS-Ir. Charles W. I.!i t re-Igued as
president of Harvard university.
The Old Man Was Willing.
I told father I ';, 1 not
live without you.
-Aud what till.
he say? He - Ob, i.e o!(ered to pay my
fui.eral expenses. pKtou TrausiTlpt.
peware of fie m.vn r, ho off'-rs you
nd'i' at Uie n; cusc of a ualual