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(THE KOCH: ISLiAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, XOVEmEIt 14, 1911.
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Tuesday, November 14, 1911.
Now that Philadelphia has started
a reform movement, it is to ' be
hoped it von't go to Bleep again.
The Boston man who married a(
woman who had buried five husbands
deserves a Carnegie hero medal. j
The tariff board will soon make its
report on wool. Just suppose it !
should fail to justify the vetoes.
Senator Cummins rises to remark
that President Taft is much weaker
than he was a month aro.
does that seem possible?
President Taft made ?.sn speeches
in his recent trip and tiaveled t,
000 miles and at every stop got
further away from the White house.
London, by inaugurating a lord,
mayor SI years old. contributes a!
new argument to the moot question j
of the relation of age to efficiency, i
President Taft says Lincoln had
"the judicial temperament." And
he also knew a thing or two about
Boston philosophers declare that
"the tan shoe has come to stay."j
When not otherwise employed,'
these philosophers are engaged in j
the boot and shoe business. :
President Taft at Chicago made;
known that he will continue to have!
faith in his country ami his coun
trymen, even if the democrats do;
come back. Could patriotism go
The first Jury of women in Cali
fornia has made its report. It d!s-
agreed. Come on. you Pf wspaper j
paraeraphtrs. ni:d do tbe subject:
Justice, for your opportunity has ;ir-
J. Pierpont Morgan bns just paid '
$200,000 for a collection of French!
manuscripts. But he has anothe: !
collection of American manuscripts
with pretty colored scrool work j
around the edges and ncmbors in'
the corners, which Is eon more val-'
Do you know that Saturday wasi
the 11th day of the lltli month of!
the 11th year of the century a com-j
bined circumstance that happens but i
once in 1"0 years? How st'agely!
indifferent we ate to thes passing:
events. Probabilities nre we V.
never think of this occurring again1
until it haprens. j
Two Uilliwns In Wealth on Hunkers j
A new record in transportation was
set last week when the richest train
in the history of this country or rath r
five such trains, ln.silc up of nine cars
new from the ships polled ont from
New York City, tarrying l.o in hank
ers and gues's to the ;','.',th annual ecu- ;
vention of the American linkers' as- '
eoclation iu New Orleans At the '
same time similar trains left from '
many cUier ib;-s throughout the
country. Those trains were the rich
est in more senses than one. The
"vealt h which was represented by :
'heir passengers at a conservative es
nma'e amount! d. u is s:ti i. to more :
than $2.ii''.000.'''-'0. '
In richness of equipment they far ;
surpass anything eer a'temp'ed in
the litie of luxurious travel. Practi-'
ally ( vi ry feature cf the most modern
hotel is show a. There are barber'
shops and baths, ab-ts ami maids. ;
: .encgraphtc. telephone arid ti graphic
. rvico. and. of course, tickers, which
net only keep the travelers in touch
vi'h the financial world, but carry the
.ctunis from (ootb tl! gan.es and i:es
i f the wcrid in iteral. Itainjuets
-ir.d entertainments and concerts are
features and ti e 'rains are ec;u ppe.j
with pianos and talking 'machines.
In spit.' of the luxurious appoint
ment?, the trip is by t.o means a pleas
ure jaunt s.nt" the convention will
tie vote itself to one of the mcst :ru- ;
ortant subjects ht fore the country to-I
'.: y. that is. the luost desirable re- ;
form cf the country's banking systen
for the purpose of providing a mere
elastic currency in the place of the
present system. Tb:-" is to be tbe cr.'y :
subject corsidorej by the convention
fcf.d it will be discussed from all
a'gles by expert authorities from all
ptir'.s cf the country.
According to the statement m:.de at
t'r- headquarters of the bankers' as-.
f . "ation .its members are auxiojs to .
1.: about an improvement in the
c. :."rys tanking cjBtfcm that will.
make It more useful to the general
body of customer and from the Inter
est which business men all over the
country are taking In this matter It
is likely that the deliberations at New
Orleans will be closely watched.
After the convention many of the
bankers will visit the Panama canal
on four brand new steamship. Alto
gether It Is not likely that such an
example of luxurious travel will be
seen for come time to come.
Another Mistake of Taft.
A statement of President Taft that
apparently has escaped general notice
is that he will veto any tariff bill
which affects industries that the tar
iff board has not Investigated.
In other words this means he will
disregard tbe authority which la Tested
in congress and in congress alone by
the constitution to fix the duties on
It is a kind of Impudence, born of
power that ought to be rebuked. That
the president has a right to veto any
till passed by congress for cause la
Lot denied, but that he. should serve
notice in advance upon the congress
of the United States, a coordinate
branch of government, what he will do
in case it does this or that, savors
of tyranny. In this connection the
New York Tribune, a republican paper,
"Mr. Taft has promised to send to
congress as soon as it convenes the
taiiff board's reports on the wool and
woolen and the cotton schedules and
as soon thereafter as it can be com
pU'ted, to report on the metal sched
ule, and to recommend with all the
force at his command a revision of the
schedules in accordance with these re
ports. "This warning makes it perfectly
clear to the democratic leaders, as it
must to an interesting public, that the
passing of tariff bills other than the
three noted would be not only a waste
of time tut worse. It would almost
certainly involve a failure to procure
for the consumer the relief which
would be afforded by such revision of
these three schedules as may be in
dicated by the tariff board's reports.
Democratic spell-binders are never
weary of telling the voters that they
are being robbed by the tariff. When
congress gets down to business the
democratic leaders of the house, where
all tariff bills must originate, will Have
an opportunity to revise three of the
most important schedules in such a
way as to afford the consumer some
measure of relief and Insure the ap
proval of the president. Will they
demonstrate their sincerity by taking
advantage of the opportunity, or their
insincerity by passing measures which
they know in advance the president
will not approve?"
The president may recommend any
thing he pleases and base it upon the
r"port of any hand-picked board he
pleases, but when it comes to action
the congress of the X'nited States is
supreme. As to the proposed "demon
stration of sincerity," the democratic
leaders in congress can only demon
urate this by "standing by their gins."
The report of the tariff board will be
accepted or rejected according to Its
justice and applicability to the ques
tions at issue, nr.d not simply because
the beard was hand-picked for the pur
pose of pushing throt'gh admlnistra
In late years there has been entirely
too much interference by the executive
branch of our government with the
legislative snd judicial branches. It
i about time tbat some president were
tairiht a salutarv lesson.
Football. Baseball, Ft Al.
The uncertainly of the outcome of
a baseball gam:- gives it its real charm.
!?o with loot ball. It is no unusual oc
currence for the team "doped"' as very
I oor to pounce v;pcn the first team and
wallop it to a standstill. All sorts of
calculations are thus upset.
Sometimes the process of working
out such illogical results is much
longer and more complicated but the
contrasts are none the less striking.
There ten be no suspicion that any
thing is "fixed." The sport is known
to be absolutely clean and straight in
every respect, and the players are
reaiy to risk their limbs and almost
their lives to win.
It is ail the result of the delightful
uncertainties and inconsistencies of
human nature1. The vi'al factors of
temperament, condition and feeling
about the oideal ahead and the out
come, make the sharp contrasts and
remarkable diCerences possible. It is
that which kills the possibilities of
much sport with machines unless the
n sn;i of the contests in which they
are used depends directly upon the
work of the men in control.
There is a fine species of uncertainty
about changes in condition, temper
and responsiveness to factors like the
w. a'ber. in races between horses, but
all such elements of doubt and interest
become most important and most fas-
inatinc In struggles between men, es
pecially between men in clubs or
There is much opportunity for de
lightft'l inconsistencies In the physi
ology of sport but more in its psy
chology. EIGHT POINT OUT KIMMEL
AS ALLEGED DEAD MAN
Ni'.es. Mich . "Nov. li. At the official
inquiry yesterday, conducted by a life
insurance company which refuses to
pay a $5,000 policy on the life of
George A. Kimmel, claiming Kimmel is
the much discussed "man of mystery,"
a number of witnesses declared under
oath that they believe tbat the man re
cently released from Auburn prison
and who claims to be George A. Kim
mel is really the person. The several
witnesses included ex-Mayor L. H. Bee
scn, Mrs. I H. Beeson. A. F. Bither,
a business man; Mrs. Clark A. Rowley,
Kimrnel's cousin; Henry Kepi art. an
I will govern my life and my
thought as If the whole world were
to see the one and to read the other,
for what does it signify to make any
thing a secret from my neighbor when
to God (who ds the searcher of all
hearts) all our Innermost thoughts are
Dear Mrs. Thompson Why la It that
girls, usually prefer plain looking men?
The plain looking man, knowing his
look are against him, cultivates that
charm and manner of speech which,
seem to influence the majority of wo
men In their choice of men more than
almost any other consideration. So, as
it frequently happens that the plain
man possesses more fascinating ways
and kindliness of disposition. It Is lit
tle wonder that many women prefer
them to handsome men who lack these
Dear Mrs. Thompson I am a young
man with good prospects and I think
I am old enough to get married, but
I can't decide which of several girls
I would like to marry. Can you tell
me a way out? H. W. W.
A good way to do is to offer your
hand and heart to each lady in turn
until you find one that will say "Yes."
The chances are you will not find more
than one who will give this answer,
and you doubtless will find the one
who does tbe most desirable of all.
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, Nov. 11. "As Massa
chusetts goes, so will the nation go in
This was the slogan in the Massa
chusetts campaign, and the democratic
candidate. Governor Fosa, won.
The issue was the tariff, the same
one that the 1912 campaign will be
fought out on. If the high-protectionists
cannot carry Massachusetts, the
people of which state are supposed to
reap the tremendous advantages of
protection, how can they expect to car
ry the middle and western states, in
which regions live the people who pay
the excessive prices causad by the
tariff and reap none of the benefits of
WHY PKKS1IJET KEELS SHAKY.
Here is an article which speaks for
Itself. It is a clipping from the Da
kota Democrat, published at Aberdeen,
S. D., one of the cities visited by Taft
on his trip through the west, and a
fair sample of what f II the newspapers
In the cities visited by the president
are saying. Perhaps thi6 article may
in a measure explain why Mr. Taft
himself predicted failure for the re-'
publicans in 1912:
"The big event Taft day at Aber
deen has come and gone. Curiosity
to 6ee the president caused thousands
to come to Aberdeen, stand in line, and
even give vent to a few feeble cheers
when he spoke, but they were not with
him at any stage in the game. Poor
Taft! Big-hearted, jovial and compan
ionable, a commoner in his bearing.
Everybody Instinctively admires him
for the personal charm of his manner.
It is too bad that such a good man
should be spoiled in trying to make
presidential timber of him. We love
him for his large personality, but in
view of what he has done we cannot
vote for him again."
THE PR FIDKT VOTED!
The president got to vote after all.
A lot of red tape was necessary, but
the president was persistent, and on
Nov. 7 he cast his ballot in old Cin
cinnati. And thereby hangs a tale.
Six years ago Mr. Taft made a
Of course an outsider should no:
pretend an ability to understand words
and sentences of the English language
that appear in a constitution. Their
meaning then becomes something for
the courts to determine, aided and
abetted by hair-splitting lawyers, who
are hired to take 6ides in the ca6e that
may be at bar. The result is that when
they get through "interpreting" there
Us a chapter of definitions that is filled
I with wonders that Noeh Webster never
heard of. Of all of which we are re
minded of a clause in the Illinois con
stitution, reported in the papers as
"In case of disagreement between
the two bouses with respect to the
time of adjournment, the governor may.
on the same being certified to him by
the house first moving the adjourn
ment, adjourn the general assembly to
such time as he thinks proper, not be
yond the first day of the next regular
uncle: Mrs. C. C. Waltz, Charles
S. Quimby, and Mrs. Lena Lardner,
Kimrnel's former Sunday school teach
er. A. F. Bither testified he saw Kim
mel in Nlles twice since his disappear
ance. He fixed the year as 1004 and
claimed that one night he saw the man
believed to be Kimmel peering into a
window la the home of Kimrnel's
grandmother. A few nights later, Bith
er claimed, he sw the came man sit
ting in. the grandmother's borne.
! Comment From Capital
Where Words Are Lost
" ' 1 " ? y r : v
Dear Mrs. Thompson I am a coun
tryman and it always has been my
custom to raise my hat when a funeral
is passing. Recently when I was visit
ing In the city I noticed the people
around me smile when I did this.
Would you discontinue the practice?
It is a very proper act of sympathy
and respect to raise your hat when a
funeral is passing and any one who
smiles at you for doing so only shows
his ignorance and lack of feeling. In
one of the old towns of England it Is
a punishable offense to omit paying
this respect to the dead.
Dear Mrs. Thompson When is a
woman considered old. D. B. H.
Women never get old. They get to
a place where they realize that they
do not know ever? thing, and then they
have a finer appreciation of the real
things of life. They grow kinder and
sweeter. The best prescription for
eternal youth is kindness. Be cheer
ful and people will always think of you
speech at Akron, Ohio, in which he de
nounced the notorious Cox machine in
Cincinnati. He said he could take
great pleasure in voting against it.
He declared this foul republican ma
chine was a stench in the nostrils of
all good citizens. The people of Ohio
tealized that Wiiliam II. Taft was tell
ing the truth, and they applauded him
vigorously and with the utmost sin
cerity. On Tuesday Mr. Taft voted for the
Cox machine, which is still the dis
graceful alliance of politics, corrupt
business and the brothels that it was
in 1905. The president also indorsed
the candidate of the Cox machine on
the ground that "conditions had sub
Whatever the president was alluding
to. it was not the Cox machine, for it
had remained as foul as ever. The
only change visible to observers is
that, whereas six years a '-to Mr. Taft
was not a candi'lau for office, he is
Ml S!;ttil)H 11I I.30.V tHES.
"Protection,'' s:-iid a famous states
man, "enriched tbe few at the expense
of tbe many; the rich at the expense of
A half century of the operation of
Ihc protective policy in the United
States ilius'iaies its effects. Of all
the factors that have contributed to
'lie colony of mushroom millionaires
in this r'Mi.irry, nothing has played
such an ir.M'oit.tnt part as the protec
tive tariff. As a majority of the mag
nates who live in mansions along Fifth)
avenue, and whose sons make life a
joy for the sensational newspapers by
marrying chorus ladies, got their
wea!:h through the republican-given
privilege of picking the pockets of the
people through favoring tariff rates.
The masses are poorer to the extent
that the magnates have been made
"WHO I KIIOCf.EH."
In Germany the tariff wall Is even
higher than it is here. There, as here,
the people are protecting against in
creased cost of livina. But in Ger
many they have another name for
standpatters. They call them "whole
hoggers.'' Report has It that legal and other
lights at Springfield are seriously
contending that the above means:
a The governor can adjourn the
assembly to a day in January, 1913,
and in the meantime he can call an
other extra session.
(b The governor can adjourn the
legislature to a fixed date, upon which
date it will by operation of law auto
matically adjourn itself sine die.
Of course it will not do, as stated,
for an outsider to pretend to be able
to tell the meaning of words when
they appear in a constitution. This
matter is cited only to show what
wonderful and fearful and unsuspected
meaning plain and ordinary words can
have when they get to strutting around
The lawyers and the Judges will
have to Eay, bat we can be sure iey
will not subtract from the possible
wonders and mysteries of plain words
! Free Woman of Murder Charge,
j Newton. Nov. 14. Mrs. Estelle'Bo-
dell, accused of having shot and killed
j her husband. John Bode!!, was acquit-
ted by a Jury in the circuit court. Oli
: ver T. Gifford, who was indicted at
: the same time a true bill was returned
against the woman, he being called an
accessory before the fact, has disap
peared. He was postmaster at Hunt
City, where the shooting of Bodell took
r BtMCAf M. SMITH
rpHIS new desire for votins
Is scattered far and widec
We ec Its microbe floating
Upoi the yellow tide.
The Chinaman is screwing
His courage up a few.
And there is something doing
S here waves the ancient cua.
From ocean unto ocean
In fact, most everywhere
We hear a grand commotion.
Revolt Is in the air.
In Mexico you meet it
As much as any place.
For Diax had to beat it
To save his classic face.
And Portugal has risen.
The newer life to catch
And handed "Manny" hlzzen
With neatness and dispatch.
In India a murmur
Is rising as a tide.
The British hold on firmer
And watch en every side.
The human race is waking
And coming to its own.
And many a king Is quaking
And trembling for his throne
And freedom that was sleeping
Has from the dream awoke.
Those who the score are keeping
Will kindly watch Its smoke.
The Dear Boys.
"Frank and Jack are chums nc
"How is that?"
"Frank refuses to associate with
any one as unprincipled as Jack."
"They took a couple of girls out to
"And Frank planned to forget and
leave the check l'or Jack to pay."
"Oh, nothing, only Jack beat blm to
Why Ha Did It.
"Fisher has resigned from his club.'
"It is a fact."
"What was the reason?"
"I thought Brov-n was going on an
automobile trip this week."
"He thought so. too. but he found he
"Did his engine balk?"
"Oh, no: his boy wanted the car to
go on a picnic."
It's human nature workins still.
And noiseless as the wheels of fate
Man doecn't want a drink until
lie strikes a prohibition stale.
The Way She Felt.
"They say his wife made him."
"Yes, but she is ashamed of her
"Mary, does that caller of youra
"No; be only tries to."
We wouldn't mind winter if some
one else would pay the coal bills and
stoke the furnace.
The trouble with golden opportuni
ties is that they are so apt to be red
It mast be awfully monotonous to
bare everything you want.
Some people get a reputation of be
ing patient when they are only lazy.
Our idea of economy is buying all
your Christmas presents at a ten cent
Ton nerer notice how slow a man is
till you hire blm by the bour.
When yon observe a small boy care-
fnlly picking up tbe pins he find- on 1
the floor you may see a future million- j
aire, but the chances are that be has j
bis eye on bis teacher's chair.
A girl soon learns that the easiest
way to work for what she wants is to
A man is never so busy as on the
night be is Invited to a reception.
Somehow a girl can learn a newfan
gled way to make fudge a lot easier
than she can learn the old fashioned
way to make bread.
Croup Is most prevalent during
the dry cold weather of the early
winter months. Parents of young
children should be prepared for it.
All that is needed is a bottle of,
Chamberlain's Cough Reraedy. Many:
mothers are never without It in their:
homes and it has never disappointed.
Sold by all druggists, i
The Great Football Game By Ellen R. Chandler.
Copyrighted, 1911. by Associated Literary Bureau.
It would be impossible to give a cor-
rect catalogue of the reasons why the'
male students of Westmoreland be-i
came antagonistic to co-eds pursu ,
ing the college course with them.!
Some pert little misses, tossing their;
heads, declared that it was because
tbe girls wouldn't flirt; that they them
selves had turned their backs upon
sophomores who had more assurance
than brains. Others averred that the
presence of the women made the col- i
lege a "hennery" instead of a field fori
"stags." A third lot htkl the whole;
movement to the fact that seveval ot
the girls took scholarships away from
as many young men. Certain it is that
one young woman of remarkable facil
ity for learning captured a prize that
all the honor men were striving for.
Be that as it may. the antagonistic !
spirit prevailed, and it was determlnec j
by the board of management that th
class of '10 should be the last woman's j
class to be admitted to the university. I
The class contained an unusually j
bright lot of girls, who, spurred on by
what they considered an injustice ta i
their sex, devoted their intellectual ef- j
forts to taking away 'as many rer. j
quisites in trie snape or prizes auu
scholarships as possible.
Miss Julia Horton, president of the
class, proved an excellent choice. Not
much of a scholar, she developed a
rare talent for management. Upon
her election she made a few remarks
embodying the desire that tbe mem.
in every field.
"In athletics T' asked a voice.
Miss Horton was staggered for a
moment, then bringing her white fit
down on the table, said with vigor.
"Yes, in athletics."
A burst of laughter followed the an
nouncement, after which it was for
gotten till three years had passed.
Tbe president had by this time been
succeeded by others, but she bad be
come the recognized manager of the
class. The college fall term for J'JIO
had scarcely commenced, when fhe
called half a dozen of her chissmctes
to her room for a conference, and
when they were assembled said to
"You may remember that when I was
elected class president In our fresh
man year I siguilied a wish we should j
beat these dog in the manger students
who haven't the brains to take prizes
themselves and are unwilling that we j
should take them, even on the athlet
ic field. Our prize scholars are sura
to sweep the board nest June, end I
have called you together to consult as
to a means of beating the men in ath
letics." A dozen coral ears were pricked up
nt onee at this daring statement.
"If we haven't tbe muscle," Miss
Horton, continued, "we may at least;
have the ingenuity to find a way to j
beat tbe men. or at least drive them j
from the field. The football season is j
at hand. At that game manly strength
has a greater advanlape over woman's
physique than any athletic contest. I
propose that we select a team from
among those of us whose julvantape
lies rather in our muscle than our
brains, and ct tbe finale of the season
attempt to win a game."
"Nonsense! Impossible! It wouldn't
be proper!" were tbe words that greet
ed tbe proposition.
"All I ask of yon," continued the
speaker, "i to co-operate with me.
We will organize a team. We will
not let our object be known till the
last moment, then we will challenpe
the university team, relying on our
wits ratber than our physical strength
to win. At any rate, we may get a
"Wit won't win where bmte strength
i needed," remarked Miss Porter.
"Any more than brute strength will'
win where brain are required." Miss
Ulpley nddcd, "as is manifest from
r.ur sweeping away the prize and
scholarships from these strapping fel
lows." "We mijrht wenken them." suggest
ed little Mis Muffins, "by sticking
pin into them."
"I have a scheme." said MNs ITor
ton, "that I propose to put in prac
tice when it comes to the final test."
"What is it?" asked all at once.
"Girls." was the reply given impres
sively, "there is one faculty we need
not flatter ourselves we possess reti
cence. I fihall not communicate my
plan to the men through each and ev
ery one of you."
Miss TJorton won the assent of the
company, they agreeing to her terms
at least all of them except little Miss
Muffins, who declared she could never
iu the world wait for the denouement.
There were several remarkably
strong younsr women In the class, and i
one;, Mary Honk, who had come from j
a farm on which, her clasmatei de- j
clared, she hud followed the plow, wamj
five feet eirht in h-isrbt and stronrr ai I
an ox. Miss Horton. who organize
the tf-pm, tcIecHrni her for the mo"-t :
prominent ios!!ion and assigned !iej
others to the rest of the places as they
seemed best fitied. j
fsnce the rein apex's plan was bn?ed j
npon the wit.-? rather than tbe .strength '
of the team It was not supposed that
training and practice would be ad-;
hered to very strlct'y. The main trou-:
bie was to find a ground where they
could practice wirhout having th nir-;i
students o!c? and guy them. How
ever, they secured a gridiron in a
neighboring town, fenced In. and on
practice days went there in a hay
Nevertheless it was not long, before i
the men si;cle-nts learned rh:it the!
co-eds had organized a foc.tbali team
and were practicing. Then It ieak-d ;
out that they were ir-Ten-ling to :A
Icnge tb men. Innumerable were 1 1m
Joke pc r.'.e'r." tec t tbe gil ls' espt-n.':". '
whb h In- bily they did nor bear. Mis
Horton was working with some ee-!
cinl purpo.Mt in view, but since she1
kept fcer 7.n counsel no ooe ki;'-"!
what li was. Sie urged the team toj
learn the game and changed a few of
the strongest, especially some who
were fleet runners, to prepare for some
real work on the last Saturday In No
vember. The university team and the wom
an's college team were in fine practice,
there being about two wee'.is remain
ing before the end of November. Then
n formal challenge passed, which was
accepted by the nniverslty team cap
tain with great formality, but with the
belief that the affair was a Joke. Soon
after this it was noticed that a chance
had come over the women students.
Up to this time there had appeared uo
disposition on their part to flirt, but
now it was observed that several of
the prettiest had abandoned their
maidenly reserve and were showing a
disposition to be wooed. But what was
not especially noticed was that the at
traction for them seemed to lie not in
the honor men, but in the stalwarts of
the football team.
The truth is that the Joke attending
the proposed game with the girls was
overshadowed by a more serious mat
ter. Tbe annual game between West
moreland and Pompton was to come
off on Thanksgiving day. As to the
game with the girls on the following
Saturday, no one believed It would
take place, or, if it did, it would bo a
sham game intended for a sort of so
cial function. A couple of weeks be
fore Thanksgiving Captain Ashton of
the Westmoreland university team be
gan to have trouble with his men.
Several of those he most relied on
became very lax in their training, and
not a practice game was played but
one or more men were absent. The
captain stormed and threatened and
vowed he would resign, but to no effect.
The Irregularities grew Instead of de
creasing until during the Iftft week be
fore the great game the condition of
the team approached demoralization.
Ashton questioned the big fellows
as to what was drawing them, but re
ceived no satisfaction. His best man,
Tomklns. suddenly cast the captain
Into the depths of despair by acel
dentally shooting himself in the foot
while cleaning his revolver and thus
rendering himself uuflt to take his
part in the annual game. Wharton,
another good man, was called borne
the day before Thanksgiving by a tel
egram announcing that he was want
ed there immediately. He did not re
turn till tbe beginning of the neit
It was only two days before th
game that an incident occurred which
cast a faint light on what wns the
matter with the Westmoreland team.
Skulpins, who was relied on to do the
punting, while his team was out for
practice was seen walking on a by
lane with Iieatrice Whcaton, one of
the prettiest girls In the woman's col
lege. The fact was reported to AkIj
ton, who began to "see through a mill
stone." But It was too bite. HI.
team was obliged to go Into tbe game
with Pompton shorn of several of Its
best, men and with others whose non
otteudunce upon practice had unfitted
them for their parts. It subsequently
leaked out that no les than Nevetl
of them had ( lie evening before b"en
sumptuously entertained by young la
dles of the woman's college. Tbe re
wilt was that at the match game the
Fcore at the close stood: Pompton, 21;
This defeat of tbe Westmorelanders
seemed to be esiclally gratifying to
tbe co-eds. They were observed con
gratulating each other, and the defeat
was celebrated by spreads given in
several of the girls' rooms. Four men
who had been attentive to four dif
ferent girls left college on Thanksgiv
ing night, and three ut of tbe four
never returned. It was rumored that
thy had made propositions of mar
riage and been rejected.
On Friday, the day after Thanksgiv
ing, the captain of tbe woman's team
wrote a note to tbe captain of the
Westmorelands asking some question
pertaining to the game to come off
on the morrow. The messenger, re
turning, announced that the captain's
room was locked and Ixjlled. Messen
gers scut to other members of the
team -failed to find any one of them.
Not a man Jack of them was left in
On Saturday evening n notice was
posted on the college bulletin board,
signed by tbe captain of the woman's
team, claiming tbe game to have been
played that, afternoon, since the men'H
team had run away.
The girls' scheme of revenge wis
out, and to no one was It plainer in
nil its details than to Ciptnln Ashton.
The triumph of heart over muscle h;id
been complete. Ml Morton's man
figernent bad been eminently crib lent
She had set the inoit lnrellectnal girl
after the prizes, placed the mo-t lens
cular on her (earn, while for the break
ing down of the athletes fbe brid
brought up her corps of be.-Mity. before
which tle-ir hearts coll.-j p-.ed like a
The -kn fcf Y.t't wni the lat wom
an's class !o be graduated at West
rnorelari'l. and the rn n s'ncp i.ts nwore
a great o:i(j that there hhou:d never
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