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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMISJSK 8, wn.
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Wednesday, Nov, 8, 1911.
Chile has acquired, two new battle
ships. It mu6t be going to pepper its
China, Italy and Turkey are roast
ing the dove of peace for their Thanks
General Sherman's characterization of
war eminently fits the description of
the alleged atrocities in Tripoli.
The United States postofflce depart
ment now has a surplus; but has it
com from pood business management
or improvement of the service?
Eggs are said to bring a dollar apiece
at Tucson, Ariz., and the buyer has to
take his chances. This is not the only
community where the "caveat emptor"
sign is on the egg basket
A Chicago man has been adjudged
Insane because he insisted that he was
the "emperor cf China," The Jury
probably decided that any man who
. wants to be e mperor of China just now
is necessarily insane.
Madame Roland, on the scaffold, ex
claimed. "O, liberty, what crimes are
committed in thy name:" What would
she say now if she heard the names of :
Uncoln, Grant, Blaine and McKlnley
invoked as the sponsors of the party
IHriiocrats Win fn the Flection.
The democrats held their own, where
they did not gain, in the general elec
tions of yesterday. They again car
ried Massachusetts for governor, but
lost the legislature in New York,
which cuts iinle figure. They carried
the municipal elections in Ohio, the
the president s state, a significant feat
ure beirg the outcome in his own
city of Cincinnati, in spite of the best
influence he could exert to the con
trary. UfVI!')"u' wn!tfl "m Uvmo
natic. the people attested their love ,
for the lamented Tom I,. Johnson by i
electing his protege. Newton L. Baker, j
to the seat which Mayor Jclmson SUed j
s- well for so many years. j
In Chicago the democrats elected :
their share of h judges, and In the ,
scattering flections in the western
sate-?, came o-it with lying colors.
The results indicate almost indisput
ably a democratic landslide a year
hence, if the party is wise enough to
avail itself of its opportunities.
Should a man hbndly follow a party I
which ha forsaken its ancient teach-
ings ar.d whose public acts prove its !
devotion to principles which he ab
hors? Clan Sprccklps has answered an
emphatic "No." He will no longer fol
low blindly a party whose record has
proved it to be opposed to the princi
ples .vhUh he advocates.
Claus Spreckle? Is the head of the
Federal Suce.r Uefinins companv
has been .i r.s,rt,s t-Mer of" craft
- r- - - c - ' I
especially in Calii.trr-ia. a:;d is a foe of s the Rock Island Southern Guide com
privilege en'r' n bed by government I pany, a newly organized concern in
favors. Claus Sprc-cklcs has announc- this city will publish an official rail
ed that he ran i.o longer iupport the j road guide for the Rock Island South
reptiblican party, and that hereafter, ! era Railway company, and also take
wi. many other fien who believe as j over the advertising on the cars,
he, lie will g:e ac':e a; i to the dem- These guides will contain all the time
ocratic party. The rcpubl'cau party tables for the various stations on the
has not kept its promises on the tariff, 1 road between Galesburg and this
and for this reason he enn no longer1 city. These guides will also be utlllz
give it his aid nor lend it bis favor. led as an advertising medium. The
The ruriks of the republicans will be j business of the new concern will be
thinned durinc the next year by the! under the direction and management
l'onorable leave t ikrn by men of the of T. Kymel Stark of Detroit, Mich.,
C'.aus SprecK'es class. j who hag been in the city for a week
looking over the ground and perfect
The oli! !.: a
lit . 1 .-1,2 i ' . . T ... -, - . a 1
oiiu mo ih'ui.u. a-.iu must j
I us i:;e ! cn taught aria naturally
:oel that it is tlw romance cf love that
n'akes it ai-iilin and carries the mar-
,Ud 1. vers m,r the prosaic an i peril -
n;is pi. nes in life's journey. Now comes
ucut divorce than most
as u-.uiied the common)
conclusion tha, it is the romantic to Des Moines with John Miller, an
streak" in human nature which is re- 1 other admirer. Word of the eiope.
spousible for the conjuaal smash-ur. ; mem received at the same time
This romantic s res., is hereditary, she tL-t wa. rpnortld ,h.t T.tidwf wnuM
thinks, ar.d got into the human breast j probably not survive his injuries un.i thanks the progressive republicans for
in the days cf ihhalry. when knights i til recently Ludwig and James were j th ald the rue-a
and damsels were busy furnishing the(cOPe frjends, their enmity starting direct primary for the only honest
stuff out cf which the historical novels ; hen both became attentive to MlBS,tarltr arrangement possible under the
are made. Some things ta'-:e it out of
a man. And eino t..i:i-;s have it in or ;
heighten It. Foo' ball, for example, says :
Mrs. Austin, is a good eliminator of j
romance from boys. Work, on the con- ;
trary, begun at 1Z years s-tas to pro
duce an inordinate amount of romance
in men at the ace of 40, for Mrs. Aus
tin observes that men who are forced i
; r.ssume responsibilities young often
tr.-rt their wives in later life. The
U...'. t in the hinds of women, of course
Mr. Austin was t siring to the Leg
islative league would take oat the
streak If anything would. And it does,
indeed, seem as If votes for women and
romance were not-at all compatible."
The real romance of life is not in
the scenes that surround the early days
of love's young dream, but in the later
battle with the stern realities of life
which knit together the true husband
and wife In the bond that was forged
when they took each other "for better
or worse, for richer or poorer." It Is
the people who live up to their vows
and stand by each other until the end
who are getting the real romance out
Wall Street's Latest.
Wall street Is about to make an
other mistake If there Is any basis
for the latest reports that are sift
ing Into political Washington. The
big business billionaires who still
cling to the notion that they hold the
f olitical destiny of the nation in
fheir bands, have almost reached
the conclusion that the spirit of pro
test which lies over the country like
a blanket, is directed against Taft.
the Individual, rather than against
the branch of the republican party
of which he is the head.
Hence they are working out a plan
If reports are to be believed, to
change the Individual and retain the
policies which he and they believe
This means that a movement Is
on foot to drop Taft overboard In
the hope that they can put In as a
substitute for him some man who
will serve them as he has served
them, without doing it In such a
blundering way. Associate Justice
Hughes, according to reports that
have gained unpretentious circula
tion in Washington and New Tork,
is to be the man on whom the Taft
mantle is to fall If it lies in the
power of "the street" to bring about
The standpat republicans are dis
gusted with Mr. Taft. They have no
fault to find with any of his legis
lative or executive acts, for his
course in the White house, as far
as those things are concerned, has
been exactly to their liking. He gave ;
them a nigh tariff and he stood nke;afford jt? Oh, thev have nice furni-
a Btone wall against the only threat
that was ever made to take that tar
iff away from them. But he has
made the fatal mistake of blunder-
ing and since the mainspring of trust
success is smoothness and olliness of.
action, tne Dig magnates nave utile
sympathy with blunderers. j
i lie Dinionaires are conrrontea
with two alternatives. One of them
is: "Taft cannot win." The other:
"I. a Follette must not be nominat
ed." And rumor has it that they
are looking to Justice Hughes as a
possible solution of the difficulty
that confronts them.
Just, as the trust magnates are1
mistaken in thinking that the uni-j
versa! protest is based on dissatis
faction with one man, rather than:
on the principles for which he and j
his party stand, so they are apt toj
be mistaken in thinking they canj
put itugnes in as a suostitute ror
Taft. Mr. Hughes, it is pretty well'
limierstood. accepted the Justiceship
vhich he now holds with the tacit!
pjedge to the president that he'
would not stand in the way of the!
latter's renominatlon. It is regard-j
ed as doubtful, therefore, whether!
Mr. Hughes would consent to the !
use of his name
fronted with such a dearth of presi-'
dential timber. They have plenty
of men. but thev fail fo raliz. de-1
I spite the lessons' they received ln the! The assembly will not be particular
democratic landslide a year ago, that I1 larSe in numbers, but it is apt to
! the country is demanding principles 1 count for much In the history of our
and not men. President Taft. even, j commonwealth,
'realizes this, and publicly admitted! The editors will come here from
it. by inference, at least, ln his Chi-
cago speech. '
I And this admission was the straw
that broke the back of the Taft sup
porters. TO PUBLISH GUIDE
FOR THE SOUTHERN
A deal tas been closed whereby
ing the details of the project. He stat
ed today that in all probability there'
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YOUTHS FIGHT DUEL FOR
GIRL AS SHF IS ELOPING
Sterling. III.. Nov. g. While William
l.udwig and Fred James were fighting
i a duel over Iena Amsden.
miles from here, the girl was eloping
Amsden. Frtends prevailed upon the
young men to f.ght a duel, the loser to
drop from the race for the girl's hand.
Uidwlg. bein the challenged party,
chore bare f.sts as the weapons. Miss
Amsden, hearing cf the proposed duel.
became frightened at the notoriety
that would follow and accepted the
proposal of Miller that they elope,
. Ludwig was "knocked out" after eev-j
jeral ronr.de had been fought, and it is J
jsald that he is in a eerlou condition, j
OF COCRSE THEY LISTED.
He's been married just six months
and he simply can't wait till he gets
home In the evening, for a chat with
the little wife.
Of course he doesn't telephone from
the offlce, where all his fellow clerks
would hear and kid him. So every
noon he gallops over to a little cigar
store on the corner and there calls
up Mrs. Newly-Wed.
"He's so regular you could set your
watch by him," remarked one of the
habitues of the cigar store. We all
look for him, of course. And the
word's 6ort of been passed around so
that a iew of us drop in about the
right time. And say! You could
hear a pin drop while he's holding
that conversation with wifle. Though,
for that matter, you could hear h'm
anyway, because he forgets where he
is before he finishes, and hollers till
you can hear him in the next block.
"Just let me give you a sample of
the kind of etun that man gets out
Here goes without making allow
ance for the pauses when she gets in
" 'Is that you, honey girl? Well,
how are you? Feeling well? Now
you mustn't work too hard, you know.
Oh say, what are you gciag to have
for dinner? Fine! Say, i think ap
ple pie would be great. And, say,
sweetheart, let's open a bottle of that
catsup you made last night. It smell
ed line when you made it.
" 'O new neighbors, have we? Just
moving in. Well, what do you think
of that! They re going to have a
telephone? Now do you think they can
ture, have they? Well, I hope you will
" 'The groceries haven't come. Well,
now what do you think of that! I'll
itej tnat grocer what I think of him.
what are you going to do this after
noon7 oh yes uh-huh! Yes, I like
the biue drees wlttt the lace ln tue
neck. Put that on,
" 'Yes, I got a seat in the car this
morning. Of course. 1 11 be home early
that is, as early as I can get out
of the office. What's that? Oh-uh-huh
I got It! Here's some back
(sound of smacks). Yes. I've sot to
go now. Yes, I had a good lunch
Short ribs of beef and a glass of
milk, dearest. Now I must go
goodby. (more sound of smacks go-o-dby,
"Then he hangs up the receiver."
went on the man who listens, "wiih
FOR PARTY PEACE
From the standpoint of the Illinois
democracy there will be no more im
portant gathering this year than the;,... . . I
meeting of the democratic editors of:
t , ,, .
tuc ola,c uc """"
many parts, dui mey win come not as
representatives of any cne faction
or the other, but as the representa
tives of all factions.
They will stand for a thoroughly re-
! NEW MEXICO
Norman K. Mack, in National Monthly. . republicanism as profesed by the ad
New Mexico is going to w aik into ; ministration and long practiced by the
the sisterhood of states with her head J republican r:cg in power at Washing
up. The advent of a new Etate into 'ton. This split is added evidence
the union is always a matter of su-.that New Mexico Is coming into the
preme importance, but instances are i republic soundly democratic.
of record in the past when the giory
of the event was dimmed by the
knowledge of the new comer's subser
viency to the reactionary influences of
politics and government.
The democratic convention of New
Mexico not only in its candidate, but
in its association and its platform car
ries an assurance to the rest of the
country that New Mexico is neither
reactionary nor radical but a strict
progressive Ftate believing in the
right of the people to rule.
The nomination of W. C. McDonald
aa candidate for governor has won
the support of the progressive repub-
j Means and a fusion of the two great
forces of political advancement was
not only advisable, but, under the
circumstances, inevitable. The plat
form is sound, subFtantial, com
mendable, It is neither wild nor weak.
It praises the democratic house of
representatives for opening the doors
of statehood to Nev !v!'n - -"1
the constitution of the county a tar
iff for revenue only. It declares for
a separate election for a judiciary that
Is to be non-partisan.
The spilt in the republican ranks has
served the purpose of bringing more
clearly Into view the sharp lines of
demarcation on the vital questions of j
government now before the people. A
goodly portion of the republican party!
can no longer give enco-irasrement or j
support to the policies or principles of
an idiotic grin on his face and shoots
out the door.
"I wonder," he ruminated, "if I was
that kind of a fool when 1 was first
married? Thank goodness there
weren't any telephones then, anyway,
to aid and abet a fellow who tempor
arily lost his mind."
EVEN THE TOUTtGSTERS.
Even the infants know everything
Over on the west side Is a three-
year-old who stumped his father with
a short speech the other evening.
The boy's mother reported to fath
er that son had been an extra good
boy all day. Father, thinking to re
ward son, dug down into his pocket
and produced a penny.
"That's for being a good hoy all
day," said Father, with a large and
benevolent smile upon his counte
Son looked upon the penny. Then
he looked at father.
"Aw," exclaimed the young hope
ful, "I don't want a penny. I want
10 cents. A penny ain't enough with
this high cost of living."
SHE SPOKE RIGHT IP.
Marion is a little over two. Not on
ly her own parents and relatives, but ev
erybody else who knows her, concede
that Clarion is a remarkably preco
cious child. Why, she can sing "Way
Down on the Swanee ' without a break
and imitating her dad's negro dialect
to a nicety.
But Marlon brooks no interference
with her Inalienable right to liberty
and the pursuit of happiness. She
accepts no orders from anybody but
mother. Therefore, when grand-
' mother was visiting the other day,
and started to reprove Mar
ion for some bit of mischief, the
little scamp looked at the old lady
with strong disapproval.
"Gran'muvver," said she, "you is
getting too bossy. You better go
WHAT HE MEANT.
Here's another one (the last, posi
One of our school teachers asked her
class of small children what they
would like to sing for their morning
"My father died!" shouted one boy,
"Gracious:" exclaimed teacher.
"When did that happen?"
"He means Mand where his father
died." spoke up a little girl.
"Oh. I see," smiled the teacher.
Then she sat down to the piano and
started the t ine for "America."
i They will stand against all dissen-
siou in democratic ranks.
j Not only the democratic editors, but
i t roT.nliliVnn oitnrc nf tllioi3 Unnw
racy of our tate confronted with more
golden opportunity than now.
The national trend is strongly to
ward the democratic column.
The republican ranks, all over the
land, are badly divided, but in no state
is this dissension more marked than ln
A strong, clean ticket, a brave plat
form and a united party will mean
And no set of men can do so much
for complete party peace than the body
which will meet here a few days hence,
STKL'GGLK IX OHIO
NL VVAMAMAKEf? "O
Jucjo '-. M. VTanamaker, of Ale
ron, O . militant Insurgent, admirei
of Roosevelt and LaFollette. ani
known as the "Summit Countj
S-juare Dealer." has been elected
bead of a movement to place Ohlq
among the progressive etatea. Th
organization was enthusiastically
launched at a progressive banquet
in Cleveland of which Wanarr.aker
was chairman, and which was ad
dressed hj- Be&a-tor GatSXb .
As ' "
9r' evACAr m. smith
T ITTIE drops of water.
Little grains of sand.
Make the mighty ocean
And the pleasant land.
Should you drink the water.
Should you eat the sand,
There would be no ocean
And do pleasant land.
But rou say: "That's 6llly.
I would never drink
All that salty water.
And I wouldn't think
Of devouring sand hills.
Meadow, moor and fen
And the mighty mountains."
Well, don't do it then.
Should you drink the ocean
Then the mighty ships
That were made for sailing
Could not make their trips.
Should you be so hungry
As to eat the land
Then the people would not
Have a place to stand.
Bo avoid excesses
And when you are dry
Only drink a river
That is rolling by.
And for food substantial
Get your money's worth
At the doughnut counter.
Do not eat the earth.
"Did you know
Peterson a year
"I should say
"It I had he'd
never have sold
me that chicken
In a Hurry.
"Walter. called the man who had
been sitting so long at a table in a
restaurant that he was beginning to
figure that he must have acquired vest
ed rights on the chair.
"Yes, sir," responded the gent with
"Some time ago I ordered beefsteak."
"I want to change my order to a veal
"You prefer that, sir?"
"No, I don't prefer that, but I thought
if you were raising it from a calf J
wouldn't have time to wait."
Knew Him For a Plagiarist.
"I eaid a cute thing last night."
"Tell me about It."
"Not on your life." v
"Bet It was about me then."
"It was not, but that's the reason I
won't tell you."
"You'd be tolling it about yourself."
There Is No Limit.
"What are you worrying about?"
"The high cost of living."
"Cheer up. In ten years thft people
will be looking back nnd talking about
the rime when eggs were only 50 cents
"I am desperately in love."
"What in the name of common
"But common sense has nothing
whatever to do with it."
"How do occidental marriage cus
toms differ from oriental?"
"Oh, ln the Occident we have only
one wife at a time."
Remember Its Past.
If Turkey's hands were pure and clean
And had been all these, years
Today might find us much more keen
To shed a pail of tears.
And some people are known by the
troubles they get into.
One way to make people respect you
Is by starting In and showing them
that you are respectable.
Don't put too small an estimate oo
your own ability when you are talking
to others. They are inclined to take
yours for a pattern.
Sometimes the less you know about
the music the better able you are to
face the music.
The fellow who Jnst keeps pegging
way finally has a lot of work done to
console him anyway.
The snn shines Just as brightly a tt
rrer did even If you are ln the dumps.
Tt is noticeable that there are some
people who can't pay as they go, but S
still they go. j
It Isn't eay to forgive, but still j
would forgiveness be worth anything
If it were?
The man who can't get up and hut-
. . . , . . . . . '
tie for a good Job never gets that kind. ;
I'imi wurrj ever uu swwfiB j
r yon. irs up t yon.
Maybe money talks, but
noticed any garrulity in it.
8ing as yon work, and If you can't
sing work at it.
Croup Is most prevalent during j streets he could not help regretting
the dry cold weather of the early : that be was not to see his friend Man
winter months. Parents of young ;"" TUa Lt tho-ht of S;mpsou s
children should be prepared for it. remark about there being "a girl In
All that is needed is a bottle of ! tLe case."
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. Many ! There was a girl in the case so far
mothers are never without it in their; Jack himself was concerned, but it
bomeg and it has never disappointed, j was rather a strange case. too. for he
Sold by all druggists.
Two Dinners By Clarissa Mackie.
Copyrighted. 1911. by Associated Literary Bureau.
When Jack Ililliard announced tnat
he expected to spend a lonely Thanks-
cHt-Iti a a hi fnmllv had not returned
from Europe. Harry Clifton, his fel
low clerk ln the insurance office, laid
aside his pen and whirled around on
his high stool.
"Come and eat dinner with tis.
jacK, ne saia corumnj. . e ouiu
V . .. . - . ,-11 . . 1 f I J i
be glad to have you.
"Thank you. Harry. I will come,"
accepted Jack. "It's mighty nice of
you to ask me."
Jack Ililliard was only a clerk in the
Insurance othce. but his position was
a more desirable one tbasr any of the
others. His father was the president
of the company, and young Jack was
learning the business from the bottom
up. He had commenced as gfflce boy
and was now a senior clerk. So well
had he progressed, however, that his
father had decided to promote him to
an official position at the beginning
of the new year. This was a secret
that Jack did not know.
lie had accepted Harry Clifton's In
vitation to dinner mainly because he
sincerely liked the ambitious young
man who had worked so conscientious
ly at his elbow for several years. He
and Harry Clifton had worked their
way up ln the office side by side, and
when the time came for his father to
promote Jack millard there was a
strong probability that Jack would
urge that Harry Clifton was equally
deserving of promotion, and there was
also a strong probability that Harry
would receive it.
This conversation had taken place
the day before Thanksgiving, and that
evening Jack Ililliard, who was dic
ing at restaurants during the absence
of his parents, met at dinner a pleasure
"Doing anything tomorrow?" asked
"Yes; I've got a dinner engagement,
"Can't you forget It or something?"
went on Simpson eagerly. "A lot of
tis fellows are going to motor down
THE OIKt, BK HAD DREAMED ABOUT,
to Feben's place, on the Bleak road,
and have a high old dinner, and Mau
son's golns to sing his latest song.
Come nloug with us."
"Couldn't possibly, thanks," said
"Why not? Dining with your grand
mother?" "No: with friends."
"Bet there's a girl In the case."
"You're mistaken, Fred. I'm sorry
about your dinner, though. I haven't
met Manson in several years."
"And you won't see blm ngaln in
five years, for he's off for Scotland the
day after. This is a flying visit. You'ii
be Justified in breaking your engage
ment and" Simpson paused sugges
tively. Jack's face was a study In perplex
ity. Manson whs a college friend o?
whom he was particularly fond, an-2
he would have liked to see him.
On the other hand, lie had accepted
Harry Clifton's Invitation to dinner,
and he would not withdraw under any
consideration. The Cliftons lived mod
estly, he knew, nnd Harry had invited
him cordially to partake of this fam
ily feast. Manson would have to go
back to Scotland without seeing hire.
He would not wound Harry Clifton's
"I'm sorry, Fred, but I can't break
the engiigf nient." h said firmly. "lie
member me fo old Manson and tell
him if he will phone me what bis boat
is IH run down and see him off."
Thanksgiving day was a gray, sun
less day. with a bitter little wind that
whined plaintively around corners and
rattled abutters when fh-re were any
agreeable. It was the sort of weather
inat lrjV,r one fo ,rjUn;.e hure a
crackling wood fire or a glowing coal i
Tr Cliftons UvtJ ln a small apart
ment that had once formed part of an j
old fashioned mansion, and flarry bad j
nvmeW the dinner hotif as (iJJj. Jck ;
Ililliard chose to walk the distant-'
between his home and the Cliftons',
and as he strode along the bleak
j bad been the girl only twice, and be
' did not know her name. Tier face
j was- hauntingly sweet, her h:iir nnd
i .r?s were brown, and she had the
most charming flickering pink color la
.Tack Hlllinrd had never enred much
for girls. He had always been too
busy with lusty out of dour sports to
cnr nhmit them or to think shout.
them Bnt wbon his eves ,UPt ,uose
f the girl with the brown eyes his
heart had throbbed queerly. nnd it con
tinued to perform in the same odd
manner whenever he t nought of her.
He was still thinking of this un
known girl when he reached Clifton's
home, but her face vanished with hla
entrance Into the softly lighted private
hall, where Harry divested him of his
overcoat nnd pushed him into the
It was a pleasant little room, charm
ingly furnished, with an open pinuo
and a bright fire glowing In un open
"My mother and sister will be In
presently." said Harry as they sat
down before the fire. "You know, we
keep no servant, and they are putting
the finishing touches to the dinner."
"I'm afraid I have made extra work
for them," said Jack regretfully, but
Harry Clifton reassured him, and
soon the two became deeply Interested
In a small model of a new invention
that was then stirring the world.
"The father of a friend of mine In
vented thnt," observed Jack as he
turned the model over.
"Do you know Silas Manson?" ask
ed narry In surprise.
"Why. yes. His son and I were
"Silas Mnnson Is my uncle. Jerry is
our own cousin, ne is dining with us
tonight." said Harry.
"Well, by Jove, bnt I'm glad cried
Jack, concealing his surprise at the
newly discovered relationship. "I
heard that Jerry was dining down on
the Bleak road and would sail fcr
Scotland tomorrow morning. 1 was
disappointed not to see hi in."
"He's going to dine here flrt and go
down with his friends at ft o'clock,"
snid nnrry; then, rising, he added, "Ah,
that is his ring now!" Excusing him
self, he left the room to return with
The two college friend greeted each
other joyfully, nnd there was a half
hour of excited talk before dinner was
Fresently Mrs. Clifton appeared, a
small, delicate looking little lady with
snow white hair nnd brown eyes. Jnck
Illllard bowed low over her little hand,
stained as it was with preparations
for the Thanksgiving feast. She wns
as gracious nnd self possessed n hN
own mother, whose fingers had never
prepared a menl In her life.
"We are rather old fashioned people.
Mr. Ililliard." Fhe said. "We cling t
old family customs, and we do like
to observe our festivals nt home. A
Thanksgiving dinner enten In a fash
ionable restaurant never tastes quite
so good to mo."
"I feel sure flint thU N going to
mnrk an era in festivals with me."
smiled .Tack, and tln-n he stopped short
and was guilty of ttnrlng.
He hnd been sen ted facing nn old
fashioned filer glass between the front
windows, nnd now he saw reflected
in its depths the form of his brown
eyed girl the girl fie bad peen twice,
the girl be bad dreamed about. It
was too wonderful to be true, nnd yet
it must be true, for Harry and Man
son hnd nrisen, and Jnck found him
self on his feet and turning to be In
troduced to Alice Clifton. When their
eyes met he wa sure there wns n
g'enm of recognition ln their brown
Alice Clifton was wearing a pale pink
frock, and pink was undoubtedly her
color. It flushed her delicately until
she looked like a sweet pink rose.
"To think of what I niltht havw
missed if I hnd thrown over Harry's
invitation," said Jack to himself, ns
they went in to dinner and he found
himself fHcing AlW-e Clifton. '"To
think of what I would have missed if
I had not corne tonight! It'n all too
wonderful for anything to have old
Manson here too!"
It was a delicious dinner and was
marked by much fnn and merriment.
From the very beginning Jack nilllard
had no eyes for any one but lovely
Alice Clifton. He was nfniM thnt fhli
might be a delightful dream from
which he would awaken to find her
vanished from his sight as hod hap
It wot late when he left the Clif
tons' borne and nt the foot of fhe steps
he paused and looked up nt the sky,
which had now cleared. The stars
shone brightly down nnd n moon hung
high in the heaven.
Jack Ililliard had never been a re
ligions youth, but now heart was
so full of Joy nnd gratitude at the hap
penings of the eventful d;iy thnt a
new understanding of things cimie to
tiliu and remained with hlru ever after.
He looked up at the sky nnd hit
eyes seemed to pierce beyond the
Mars. "For meeting her-for nil thee
things fur everything - tb'inks!" he
said solemnly and wtot ou bis war.
Nov. 8 in American
1"2 William Wirt, eminent l.iwycr.
yvn l Marylai.d; died
1501 Jeirar -Mason and Slide!!,
agents of the Conrirr -iroveru-tnent,
on board the British steamer
Trent by Captain Charles Wilkes,
U. S. .. n delicate International
incident .f the jvil war.
1502 Orover t'levelnnd was elected
president of the United States for
the second time.
lOfrfV- President Booaevelt railed from
WasAiagtbu for i 'a nam a.