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THE ROCK ISL.ANT) ARGUS. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1911.
Published DsUy and Weekly at 1624
econd arenue. Rock Island. I1L En
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Monday, November 20, 1911.
Make up your mind to do your
Christmas shopping earlier than you
did last year.
Those Chicago butter men who ad
vance butter when they so will, seem
to be something of a trust.
The only way Attorney General
Wickersham can catch the beef trust
napping is to keep himself awake.
Was It not too bad that that snow
storm should come Just as everything
was ready to begin that Long View
loop? Just now there seems to b no im
mediate necessity for the invention
of special guns to destroy aeroplanes.
They destroy themselves fast enough.
President Taft is to take up the
question of the increased cost of liv
ing in his measure to rnncress.
Funny he did not think of that when
he vetoed the democratic tariff bi Is.
An island has arisen in the sea
near Trinidad. Here is a chance for
International complications. Cant
somebody shave it off close to the
Tobacro Trust Still a Trust
In the opinion of many students
of the trust question t he tobacco
trust is the victor. That is the real
meaning they give the approval by
the United States circuit court of
New York of the tobacco trust's re
organization plan. The tobacco
trust Is to remain. Competition Is
not restored. The stock ownership
Is not divided. The actual activi
ties of manufacture and distribution
are not even placed under different
supervisions. The circuit court po
litely declines the responsibility of
making an order which shall make
the bubiness of the tobacco trust
fulfill the supreme court's interpre
tation of the Sherman law. Discuss
ing the possibility of ordering a re
ceivership aqd the sale of the to
bacco trust properties, the lowe:
ourt says it could not prevent tti'
resent owners from bidding in tin
roperty If they were so inclined. In
other words tbe tobacco trust is not
Indeed, it is scarcely scratched.
What khe People Pay.
The people of the I'nited States
pay a subsidy, in artificially high
prices, to the wool industry, of at
least 9 1 0 i s. into a v .w. according
to the calculations of Hon. Oscar AV.
Underwood of Alabama, chairman of
the ways and means committee of
the house of re; "senta I i es
"The Payne-AhlHr i) :iX -f 01
cents per yard, to say nothing of r ny
increase in tax a? it pas.es to ihe
jobber, makes nt bs-s than $14.
(00.000 paid each year to subsidize
the wo' 1 Indus of Attic: !ca," says
?lr. Fnderwood. "'Now. !, entire
duties ::; tuaiiy pn!d the United
States n all ir.sp.iris of wool' ns and
worsteds in 1 !M amounted to less
v. jVn-? 15. fno. which means that
cf th. $ 1 " !."'. '""o" extorted from
the consumers of woolena nearly
5St.00O,t'.no w r:f to tV.e wool ir.r-r-etts.
"Is it fair or just or right to main
tain these enormous taxes unduly to
fester the bvsiticss of less than cr.e
foerth of on- per cent cf the ronelo
end to require ninety-nine and tlrr-'e-fourths
p-r cent to srauctr un.'.er
t,his enorrro'.is burden? I f. r cue
do not be'leve the American people
rwiil justify the p-o!dent in his tn
of t!.e woo! schedule.'
Criminal anil tbe I!--f Packer.
A The poveriiiiu nt frsf instituted
proceodincs agrinst the 'beef trust
, t s v 10. !!;. filing a petition for a
- 'temporary injunction. Th:.t via
nine years and Eve months ao.
Ten days later th;- temporary in
junction issued, a year and IT t'.ays
thereafter it was made permanent,
and on Jan. 31, 190"., it was sus
tained by the supreme coi'rt of the
I nited States.
The last six years have been oocu
pi 1 with investigations by five fed
eral grand juries, the return and
amendment of indictments, hearines
on demurrers, special pleas and other
matters interposed for delay.
Federal -In dee Humphreys' famous
"immunity l;-.th." for issuing which
President K-oevelt scathingly de
nounced him. frr years kept the
packers from facing a Jury To try
'heni for their liberty.
One day lr-st week the ir.d'cted
r t hmelves in
Judge Kofclsa&t's court In Chicago
and their attorneys applied In their
behalf for a writ of habeas corpus.
Bought on the ground that te crim
inal section of the Sherman taw, un
der which they were Indicted, is un
constitutional for vagueness In not
describing the act constituting the
alleged crime. The court released
the prisoners on new bonds and the
hearing on the application now en
The object of this course was to se
cure a delay of several years more.
The contest between the government
and the packers will center about the
constitutionality of the criminal
clause of the Sherman act. Finally
held to be constitutional that door
will be shut against the packers, but
the versatility revealed by their law
yers indicates they may find another
Judge Kohlsaat, however, refused
the habeas corpus writ and ordered
the trial. this week.
Even If the packers shall go to
trial, several years additional must
elapse before their conviction
should they be convicted shall be
confirmed by the court of last resort.
There seems every warrant for'the
assertion that when the time corner
for the government to swing shut
the doors of a prison cell agains
them they will 1 '!ed
The delay attending the crim'ral
prosecution of the packers consti
tutes a scandal without a parallel in
American legal jurisprudence. Even
if the prosecution shall fail of Its
purpose to put lawbreakers behind
the bars k cannot fail forcibly to re
mind the public of the difficulties
tesetting any attempt to put the
stripes upon rich criminals, nor fall
to stimulate a compelling demand for
reform that shall give the prisoner
at the bar no more chance than has
the prisoner at the English bar.
It Is a remarkable fact that since
the rules of our court practice were
laid down more than a century ago
they have not been adapted to meet
cl anging needs and are wholly inade
quate for dealing with that prompt
ness and justice imperative in the
govern meat's relation to offenders
against its laws.
Iesirablo as is the conviction of the
leads of the lawless trust, more de
sirable and necessary 1s it that the
weakness of preson practice be reme
died so that in future the heads of the
one hundred and one other criminal
trusts may be speedily required to
expia'e their offenses in prison.
Inequalities in Taxation.
In whai this Delphos, Kan., editor
writes of his own experience with tax
ation a good many people will recog
nize a familiar condition. He says:
"Once upon a t.m the euiiur of this
paper became possessed of the laud
able ambition to own a home. Hav
ing managed to save up a few dollars,
he purchased upon the payment plan !
borne property which had been taken
In on mortgage by an eastern invest
mf nt company.
"The house was in each bad repair
that it was not fit for occupancy. The
cellar was full of stagnant water,
weeds grew rankly about the house,
the porches were rotted and sagging,
the house unpainted. The lot was a
couple of feet above the bPlewa'.k ar:d
the earth had washed and caved, mak
ing it impassable. The place was an
ejesore and a menace to health; we
want'-d a home and saw its possibili
ties. "It was located in a good neighbor
hood and from it we had a beautiful
view over a pretty valley. L'eing
rather handy wi'h tocis, we went to
w ork hef ,re ;-nd after office hours.
We rcpaiit d the po: ;.- s. painted th 3
house, sod .1 d and ten iced the jaiJ
and drained the cellar a:.u put in c irb
ing and paii-ir.g. We worked :xi !y
cud late. ii ii r II at lpst we vj:. r ma
: p-e td I :-s. on of the pre:t:. s
;o-r.' in the t.tvr BT..1 th- ts-
S' .-sor eatu aroi ii l n::-l do ib'ed c;:r
"Wo were fined because we hnd
vorked hard s.nd converted dlsc.d.r
ii.to order, uiljness iiio bti.u-v; anJ
h.il w'i.c.l (.it a tU.k:'
jt la li-.t
It is also true XL it
th'' owr.tr of a few vc: n" !ot ad:oi
i';g our i Ijco imme.iia'ely advanced
th. r.i in price i-ut neiMe. -ej to cut th .
tall i" us v trch en v or- t'nm. It
i-'i;.y 1 alel i ih;-.t tU taxes viv not
in reaped, t. fAiriist.d.'r.g the fact
that be held his lot-- la a Uglier price.
"W Lave told th;, s; -i . be 2usi the
y'a n;ev is. If o:!--i.t to ca.jS; some-em-
to do tome Lard 'M'.kii.. Jhe.-e
j-t.rely is fcotr.eiLirg rcdi ally rot g
with a ssten: of taxati-j;; in which a
person U fined for m- reiy I . ing ir.dus
The tax on i?Errovt-T.ents is a tPx cn
i'.dustry and en e nr'se av.d crnKa
to rfprss t'c -tn. In so-ne ccun'rks c!l
iipprcvements t:re .' r:; t and th- y
--hould b- exe:: j.- ii sta'f. Er.j
"and anil (ler :r,r ny, to mention enly tn-?
most important countries have fjund
a way to kcp the owner cf land for
pocu!aiv or lr.v5tme:.t purpesrs
f i-om reaping the reward of liis r.eig'.s
1 or"s enterprise. Their means is the
tax o'l 'he unearned increment in land
An assessor attentive to his dutv.
however, in Kansas or in Iliirois.
world it.rease the assessment on id'e
:..ri to corn spond with the increased
;rUe demanded by its owner. This
would tend to encourage the owner to
improve t e land or force him to sell
it. Hell idle it Is of no value to so-
MORGAN FALLS IN CHURCH
PASSING COLLECTION BOX
New York, Nov. 2o. An ira
ii! e use audiem-e which filled St.
ecree's Kpisxpal church yesterday
for the oottujeiuoiauca of the par
ish's 100th anniversary was alarmed
for some minutes following a siight
accident v L!ch befeii J. Pierpont
Morgan. Mr. Morgan is senicr war
den of St. Gecrge's. He been.
v a -w t
THE OLD FASHIOED MAX.
"He's such a dear cld-fashloned kind
of man," said the lady with the fichu.
"I just love old-fashioned men! They
are so much nicer than the men are
Yes she said that and 6he thought
she knew what she was talking about.
It takes a modern, independent wo
man of today to decry the man of to
day aDd wish lor the old style of man
because she actually doesn't know any
thing abont the men of other genera
tions. But one who has read a good deal
and one who has listened to the in
timate reminiscences of aged women
who have had the experience of living
witn old-fashioned men, has a slightly
different idea about the men of yes
terday and the men of today. .
The modern man is not a hand-hissing
flatterer who writes poems to his
mistress' eyebrow and compares her
to the angels in florid phrases. He's
rather a practicc.1 sort of persons,
hustling for the wherewithal to make
his family comfortable, though often
ne5lecting to improve himself in arts,
to the expressed disapproval of his cul
The modern man doesn't look down
upon his wife as an inferior sort of
person to be commanded one with
whom it w-ould be folly to reason, aa
j-he wouldn't understand, anyway.
The roan cf today sees something
besides sex in a woman. Ke admires
the abilities she possesses, concedes
that he runs a good race, encourages
her to make progress and is more and
more willing to give her credit for
what she can accomplish.
Why, think of it! The man of the
eld day;-, when he married, took all
his wife's property and anything she
might earn, as his own. She had
just as little right in her children. And
he thought she should be forever grate
ful because he furnished her a loof un
der which she did all the housework,
food which ehe had to cook herself
and clothing which she literally had
to make herself.
The oldentime woman had to marry.
There was no ,other way for her to
ina4e an honest living. The oldentime
man, therefore, never knew what vol
untary love from a real woman meant
any more than he knew the joy of an
unselfish love on his own part.
The men of today are less selfish,
mere reasonable, where women are
concerned. The modern man and wom
an have come down from their false
New York, Nov. 20. William Jen
nings Bryan ventured to disagree with
'Theodore Kooscvelt's views on trust
! regulations shortly before he sailed on
i the Hambui g-Ameri an liner Prinz
joathitn tcr a vacation trip to .Tamai
' ca, Panama and Porto Rico. lie was
' asktd whether he thought Mr. Roose
velt's editorial was an indication of
' ptepsration to take an active part in
the campaign of 1112.
"I am willing to let Mr. Roosevelt
speak for himself on that suujtct,"
said Mr. Bryau. "While the editorial
mislu be io: strue,l a3 aa indication
i lnt-i:t:cn n hi? p..rt to reenter
j.'.'i'us, i:i a fr.-cn.V t. :.jc, it. is nor.
nec scsary to so construe it.
"The defense he maUes of the s".eel
:(r;:f transaction will not, in my Judg
What would v.-e not give to hear
H e- vcl'e of t-'iis'r.espcare, or to see
,'u'ii:?. Cae.-ar walking down the
-trejt? Vet that, or something like
it. is v.hut t!ie Modren Historic Rec
crtls asscc'aiicn proposes to do for the
future. ,ct ca!) iil it keep ttraight
'he anr. :is of dry events, but it will
hand dr,n phonograph rerords and
movirg yieture f.!m- of ail that might
inter st men in the 22nd century.
There U cn: cr.e danger in this
I r-oc r s. The future may not place em-phai-fs
cn the ssme things we play as
head'ines. Fre--;-Jer.tly an inconse
l'..ental event ,r inconspicuous per
son, as measured by tl.e standards of
the present, becomes vastly magnified
by time: while the big things, to us
may reach the vanishing point a cen
helping collect the offertory and as!
he stepped upon the chancel he car-j
ried a laree silver platter piled high ;
with rr.or.oy and checks. He was (
about to pass this to Bishop Greer j
when his left foot caught cn a pew i
cushion. The financier fell on hisj
hands and knees alrncst at the feet
of the hishon Coins. bank notes
and checks were scattered over the
Strikers Denounce Judge.
Danville, Nov. 2o. Fifteen hundred
labor unionists yesterday joined in a
public protest against the ue of fed
eral Injunctions in labor disputes in
general and the action cf I'nited Slates
District Judge F. M. Wright in issuing
orders restraining Illinois Central
strili-.-rs from picketing railroad prop
erty c r seeking to influence strikebreak
ers. A icng prece.-sion of union men
carryicg tenners marched through the
streec. atd, despite the reauest of
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BRYAN HAS WORD 2 j
pedestals, where they can stand face
to face, take accurate measure of each
other and know the actual worth of
The man ot yesterday ruled the
home and family, as he ruled the
wife. Whether he was Just or unjust,
all had to bow to his will. He ac
knowledged no material partner, nor
that his children had any rights that
he might not bestow.
Do you know why so many of those
dear old-fashioned men had several
wives apiece? It was because they
could not or would not recognize the
hardships In the average home and
the average woman's physical handi
caps. The wife of the old-fashioned man
was required to bear many children
and to do her own housework in most
cases and that in big and draughty
houses without one of the "modern
conveniences" considered a necessity
now. She washed and cooked and
sewed and m'cistered unto her lord
I and her family, until God in His pity
I called her away, a few of the hardier
women survived to a good old age,
but the majority were old at 30, crip
pled with rheumatism or other disease,
and on the sJie!f at an age when a
modern woman just begins to enjoy
The modern man is fundamentally
kinder. He has been better educated.
He reasons now instead of command
ing. He recognizes women a-j human
beings, just like himself. He gives his
I children more liberties and more op
portunities. He wants his wife to be
something besides his housekeeper
and a bearer of children. And he has
better habits all round, than his ances
tors. It is no longer considered permis
sable for a gentleman to get as drunk
as a lord, to curse his spouse and her
brood, to hurl the morning pancakes
at the cook if he doesn't like them, nor
; to make a scene if his wife dares to
leave the house without his permis
sion. Nor does he make a well-dressed
woman the theme for an essay on ex
travagance and even indecency, limit
ing his own womenfolk to calico year
In and year out as something good
enough for respectable women to wear.
The old-fashioned man spread on the
flattery. The modern man delivers the
real courtesy, which consists of con
sideration and appreciation and a
Fense of fair play. He's giving women
the srpuarest deal they ever had In his
tory and I'm for him!
ment, stand. The important tiling
about the editorial is that he hns
failed to distinguish between ordinary
corporations engaged in legitimate
business and trusts. He fei-ms to
overlook this distinction and attempts
to divide them into good an.! bad
trnsis. The f;;tal error, in my judg
ment, is tha: ho wants to prove that a
trust is injurious, whereas it ought to
Le presumed that a trust is injurious.
"Mr. Roosevelt's plan to regulate
trusts has been tried. He was presi
dent seven years and did not succeed
in regulating the trusts. The com
iniFiMon he suggests would be n dati
erons i xpcrimi nt, I believe. It is
fashioned on the theory that competi
tion is impossible. This is a tendency
tury hence. Iet by keeping a record of
nearly everything perhaps the associa
tion may manage to hand down the
truly important things along with the
Some of the 'giants of history were
not played large by their own age.
Galileo chiefly occasioned head wag
gings. Joan of Arc was thought so lit
tle of in her own time that no authen
tic picture of her was handed down.
Savonarola was both hanged and burn
ed to make sure that he was entirely
dead. Only the disciples of Socrates
beheld th.; greatness of the man, and
even they failed to measure him as
the world has measured him since.
The Hist or:? Records association
has a great idea. All it needs is a
prophet to tell it what really Is his
tory. Mayor Lewman, deviated from the an
nounced line of march so as to pass
the county Jail, where five strikers are
imprisoned awaiting hearings before
Judge Wright on charges of contempt
of court for a'.leged violations of his
Injunctions. However, there was no
further demonstration at the jail and
the parade ended at the opera house
without any clashes with the police.
Not Too Good.
TJnrle Inquired of little Bobby If b
had been a good boy. Bobby No, 1
baven't. Uncle Why. I hope you
haven't been very bad. Bobby Ob.
no; just comfortable.
Blessings may appear tinder tbe
shape of peins. losses and disappoint
ments, but let him bare patience and
te will see them In their prorvr fig
are. A ddison.
jj Humor xmd , j
T OVJvCAJf M, & MITTS
THE POOR DOWNTRODDEN.
And soo thins sirup
And any other little first aid
On wnlcb hand can ba laid.
It la a most pathetic casa
For one of Uuslr baugbty raca.
And your tears
Should not be In arrears.
The trusts must so.
Must hunt their holes.
If they have holes to hunt!
If not. to be Munt
They must &'.g some.
The word 'has been raid.
And they are as good as deac
We shall see.
The downtrodden are to be down
trodden. To el the rod on
Their haughty backs.
They must make tracks
To the beautiful lftd of Nowhere.
This is on the square.
Isn't It pathetic?
To see them (rather
Up their playthings and hllte
Along- the dusty pike.
But hold before you throw
A fit. Only the bad ones must ta.
The pood ones can stay
In our back yard.
Put it will g-o hard
With those that have no regard
Or little things like that.
To the bat
Then, trust bustera!
Buckle on your fighting mitts.
Though they cry "Quits!"
Epare them not
Until there is left
But a picturesque grease spot.
"Always do the best yon can."
"I do, but it is discouraging."
"Why is it?"
"Because my wife always onns the
best I do."
' 'Heard about Lassen by r"
"No; what about him?
"I read in the paper that his wife
was robbed of several thousand dol
lars" worth of diamonds last niht."
"Gee! I didn't know that I.azenby
had got to n place where he could af
ford that sort of advertising."
"Iok at Miss (lay ley's hat."'
"Do you suppose she bought it be
cause she thinks it Is becoming?'
"Ilow could she!"
"Then how do you explain it?"
"Maybe she thinks she la getting too
"lie has only been over a little
j "Does he talk nnglish?"
! "Like on Englishman."
j "Why doesn't he learn the lan-
Grand Old Wreck.
"lie was wrecked three times."
"On the ocean?"
"Twice on the water and onco on
Can Stand It.
For southern skies to dodge tho mow
Tha little birds gfn started.
And. though the cou.1 man uees them go.
Yet he Is not downhearted.
One man gets old Just as rapidly as
another; the only difference is some
have been at it longer.
More girls escape matrimony because
they can earn their own livelihoods
than because they can't cook.
Any old meal that his wife cooks and
serves on the kitchen table will taste
good to a man If be has been at a
boarding bouse long enough.
If the things we are going to do
would only pause and let us catch up
with them there would be a great
flurry of execution on dress parade.
All gins are dead certain in their
hearts that they want to marry until
they have a cbance.
. . , . , i
quite often despair chases ns to bed at
Borne women talk abom nothing in
perfect garrulous manner.
The only way to escape the morning
after is to dodge the night before.
Having nothing to do la what makes
lot of us get extremely busy.
rVm't be too intimate with new
friends. They may fake It an an Lavi.
ration to borror money of you.
Croup la most prevalent during
the dry cold weather of the early
winter months. Parents of young j
children should be prepared for It. j
All that la needed is a bottle cf j
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. Manyi
mothers are never without It in their,
homes and it has never disappointed.!
Eold by all dru.?ijts.
Copyrighted, by Associated Literary Bureau.
Oiie evening In December a masked
ball was la progress In the house ot
one of Charleston's most aristocratic
citizens. Edmond Fltz Hugh, a youn.n
man who but a year before had by in
heritance come into the possession of a
large plantation, was there, having left
his home to mingle with the gay do
ings of Charleston during the winter
Before going to the ball be had stum
bled Into an unpleasant affair. Ola
cousin, Arthur Trudeau, had that aft
ernoon called upon him to be his sec
ond In an affair cf honor which was to
come off at daylight the next morning.
Fiti Hugh, who hnd no stomach for
such encounters, even though not him
self a principal, was obliged, therefore,
to dance all night with women whose
faces he could not see under the cloud
of being obliged at the end to go out
and assist a man to kill his adversary.
While brooding over his ill luck he
caught sight of a woman's figure flit-
BHB BAISF.U TUB MASK.
ting through a doorway. She was
dressed as Marguerite of Goethe's
"Faust." a becoming costume to any
young woman, and her long huir, braid
ed, hung nearly to the lloor. On the
principle that a vista Is more-ffective
than an extended view the glimpse
Fitz Hugh caught of thin figure was
more eutrane'ug thau if he had been
permitted to gnze ujmju it us long u
be desired. He darted after Margue
rite, reaching the opening through
which she had passed Just in time to
see her pass another. Hurrying ou, he
found her chuffing one of her own sex.
playfully tapping- the other with her
fan. When the two parted Fltz Hugh
Now, it so happened that Fitz ITugh
bad chosen to personate Mephistoj.h
eles. The girl shrank away from him.
"iJon't be afraid of me," he said.
"The devil is not always so bad as he
"For me lie is worse."
"In this case I nssun you his vil
lainy Is no deeper than his clothes."
' Even his clothes are tempting. Ked
and black is a- charming combination.
Besides, the costume In admirably
adapted to show a handsome figure."
"You are quite apt nt tossing com
pliments. I would remark thtit the
character of Marguerite is especially
litted for the display of a wealth of
"If we keep on we shall entirely up
set the plan of Goethe's poem."
"Marguerite will be falling In love
with Mepbistophelcs Instead of Ir.
"You mean ehe will bewitch the
A merry burst of laughter greeted
this sally. Fltz Hugh offered his arm
to tbe girl, and they walked through
the different rooms, occasionally danc
ing. Mephlstopheles' attention to Mar
guerite excited much remark and a
good deal of merriment, a number of
jokes being cracked at the expense of
OBe of the masqueraders who had
taken the part of Faust. There was
also a Valentine present, Valentine be
ing the name in the poem of Mar
guerltes brother, 'whom Faust kills.
This masked Valentine afforded much
amusement by approaching Fitz Hugh
and shaking bis Cst In LU face, where
upon the latter told him that he was
threatening the wrong man and bad
better go and find Faust.
These pleasantries enabled Mephls
topheles to retain the company of Mar
guerite, and so fascinated was he with
her chat, or, rather, with her s!f ex
cepting her face, whleh he could not
see that at last he led her Into a room
where no one was present and begged
her to give bim at least a moment's
glimpse of her countenance.
"Don't vou know." sh ild. "thst n
fcomely woman may Joost entrancing
with her face covered? All ftp ueeda
Is a good figure and to caper about
"If I were to find yon a gorgon J
"And. knowing you to be the devil,
yet I cannot help" fcbe finished the
sentence with ringing laughter, where
npon be quoted the couplet:
"A prtty woman with two block eyes
Is tha blggegt devil aicons them all."
"Very well," she said. "I will give
yorj the glirnpe you desire, but It will
not be my fault If the Image you
have conjured up In your invagination
"111 t-bik it," he said.
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She raised her mask, displaying th
prettiest, roguish face he bad ever be
Fits TTugh had thouglyt that If he
could see her face he wjukl be satis
fied. Now he burned to know who
she was. for she pulled down her mask
at once and was about to irun away.
But he stopped her. ,'
"Who are you? he asked, i
"Y-our real name?"
'I may have a purpose in showing
my face to the devil andp- purpose in'
not giving him my nana. 1 have the
experience of the reajPMargutclte be
fore me." If
nowever. Fit IInn begged s hard
that she consented wt write her name
on a bit cf paper, b pledged him not
to look at it so long As the masquerade
continued. Then whe hurried away,
saying that onlytheir masks enabled
them to be seeno long In each other's
company withot remark.
Fitz nugh Jt once began to crave a
sight at the nme written on the pjper
she gave hlrj. The masquerade con
tinued till dawn, and he was then
about to Wk at the name when ho
was summoned on that other duty
which. In bis affair of the heart, he
had almost forgotten. No opportunity
occurring to look at the paper, he
crammed it back into his pocket and
accompanied his cousin to the field.
Fitz Hugh did not understand the
cause of tbe fight. On the way to the
ground Tnidena tried to explain It to
him, but Fltz Hugh was dreaming of
the masked beauty and did not bear
half that he said. They found the
principal of the other aide and his sec
ond on tbe ground, and within a few
minutes tbe firing distance bad been
paced and all was ready for tbe fight.
Most of those present had been at
the masquerade ball, but all had stop
ped on their way to the field to change
their clothes. Trudeau's opponent,
Rutledge, was a handsome young fel
low, but showed signs of dissipation.
He was in a fierce temper with bis
enemy and with every one else for that
matter. He took bis position, mutter
ing low curses that Indicated a duel to
the death. Trudeau was composed and
gentlemanlike In his behavior. He had
been callod to account for some fan
cied slight to Rutledge and was evi
dently Intending to stand up to be
fired at without any design to Injure
his opponent Fit nugh. who saw
thnt Itutledge was bent on a bloody
fight, warned his cousin that be must
kill or be killed, but Trudeau shook
his bend ns much as to say that be
would rather risk denth than have the
blood of bis antagonist on his bands.
The two men stood facing each oth
er till they received the signal, then
fired, Trudeau a trifle before the other -who
withheld his shot pnrpowely put
ting a brill through a limb of a tree
several yards above his opponent's
head. Then Itutledge took deliberate
aim. fired, and Trudeau fell In a heap.
Fltz Hugh whs stung with Indlgna
tlon. "Thnt wns unfair," he cried.
"Yon think It unfiilr, do you?" snarl
ed Hutledge. "You'll give me nhMs
factlon for the Imputation, and I'll
put you where I put him."
"I'll not give you a cbance to mur
der me as you have murdered talin
with u pistol."
":hoose your weapon.
While this was going on the surgeon
wus examining Trudeau and pro
noiineed him dead. Fltr. nugh heard
it simultaneously with Kutledge's last
"I'll fight you with foils." be said.
"Done:" exclaimed the other.
There were no foils at bnnd, and half
an hour was consumed in obtaining
them Pome thought that the party
had iM'iter get away to avoid the au
thorities, but Hutledge would not bear
of it So when the weapons were re
ceived tbe principals stood up and be
gun to fence. Neither knew much
about the use of the weapon he held,
and Itutledge was under the Influence
of ihjuor. They bad fought but a few
minutes when be made a lunge right
on to. the point of Fitz Hugh's foil.
This cooled his opponent's anger,
who was horror stricken at the double
tragedy. He waited eagerly for the
surgeon's report, whleh was the samn
as before. Itutledge bad been pierced
through a vital part.
Fitz Hugh left the field with a heavy
heart. An ides crept Into bis mind
that the part of Mephlstopheles he bad
taken the night before bad brought
"Was be at the ball?" be asked on
"Yes; he took the part of Valentine
In Goethe's 'Faust.' "
Fltz Hugh shuddered.
When he got to his room he threw
himself In a chnlr before a table and,
bowing his head on his arms, sst shiv
ering with horror. The night and tbe
morning seerned like a dream tbe be
ginning a delight, the ending a trage
dy. His cousin had been murdered,
and he hid kl!ld that cousin's mur
derer. Suddenly be was stricken with
another fear. Taking the bit of psper
Marguerite bad given hlrtr, ha opened
It and road. "I.nella Itutledge."
He bad killed hr brother.
Nov. 20 in American
101 William James Florence (Ber
nard C'onlln). popularly known aa
"Billy Florence." comedian, died;
1802 Tbe great strike at IJomesbtid,
Pa., cflj' lally declared off.
1000 Tbe eighth L'nlted States circuit
court, sitting as a court of appeals,
ordered the Standard Oil corpora
tlon to dissolve.
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