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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1911.
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Union. "West 145 and 1145; Union Elec
Tuesday, November 21, 1911.
The harvester trust
reaping a hirtwrnd.
seems to be
- Instead of ono Standard Oil trust,
tbere- aro low 42.
Wisconsin burters -who shot at a
little girl knew she was a dear.
Senator Collom thicks te may run
again. The people think he -will not.
The man -who skates on thin ice Is
the Eame fellow who rocks the boat.
A Kansas man baa invented blocks
of whisky. Still the law blocks its
If you want to swat the last Sy of a
troublesome summer, you'll have to
One Massachusetts youth, 21 years
old, says he has never been kissed. Ho
probably has a hair-!ip.
Speaker Adkins may yet be a candi
date for governor. His platform should
be, "I killed the anti-vice bill."
Since his return to the White house
Mr. Taft has revived the quaint old I
custom of holding a cabinet meeting.
J. Pierpont Morgan tripped and fell
while passing the alms basin in church.
It Is the first time of record where J.
Iierp. has stubbed his toe in reaching
The supreme court of Wisconsin has
upheld the validity of the new indus
trial compensation law of that state,
and by so doing has. iu Fome way. set
the pace for Iliinola and o:htr states.
ino point or the Wisconsin law is !
tr"at It 1b optional instead of couiuu!- i
pory. It appli-s to ail traces and not!
merely to the ones that an; ra'ed as j
hazardous. It provides for accident In- i
sn ranee ana ino fixing of compensation j
by a stiit e commission. I
Employes who do not eh t to come
under the law loe the b nefit of the
defense of the a.-.su:uptiin of risk and
the negligence of a fallow servant.
While the law cannot bo called direct
ly compulsory, this provision makes it
indirectly so. T!:e principal point Pg i
that it n cotniz.-s the j'is'iee of hold-i
4 r- ,r 1 . . . , . . i
dents to their r-tnnlovra
It may go too far in some directions
and not far enough in others, but it
fects a pace.
Another Shell (.':irn-.
It 1- declars ! in V'jshir:;r-.n w:;t.
' al ctrt'eg that the r- p';b;i arn are
going to try to s;i. t.ae;. the Mr it
and increased cost of - issue jn
the r.ext coii an i make .!)
party's "1-ik f 'i" a!" for ovt on the
currency quet-t:. n. Hep
ers in both bi. tiehe- or
at Wt.l k on ;.-e( ii . x;
"hi !i v U; i.' that "the 1
( sis will s :T'U' . - ;
:k an U-ad-oimres
::r. peri of
- Less i.'iier-
..- the c irren
lio.v is." The
v !-..c'n i he !(-fort-
y system r m i :! - a -inodif'.ed
, bit i( phi
puLIU ar.s in' :.i tu mo
try j rov! H'.s fer :
t'' ,a! i serve a?s.
tically amounts t
.- . "Na-
a o :iiui: -o era-
This reserve as -oej t
JH'Wer t-' issue ,;.. r
and to pr.ii tlej'.lv ib ia-
'; of the i .!.-.. ,
ti:e creilit ti' :h b ,:. i'
.is' ; A IT.
Ik:mrafs in cr.rcre
i'tviitly j-o;n!t . .-:t the
i'.i ir.t th :i! in y pi-w
:r.ere "entered than
t '! V. ll
have . N-
.' y curreliry
M t .- iuit.-i-l
ss ,v iri',- a
r t.i ;.i come
'.'.re cc :. ; ti 1
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: sr:c--'.t . f tin
i- pro- ( s. d r s r.
. . r l.- he :':.-.
S t kit'2 I"r"-Mtlot:t:
'he ! i;i to he : : t:
fo: a t- dvr..l j :
w;il rJlord a test of tr-;c jcvr'ssiv''.
ism. Those ! o N':'.f"- in popular
; vrl!mert and f !;o tr'"T th3 p-t pje
v ill vote fer the er.actmtr.t of .ih a
law. Those who f!i-t'"'-i on seer-'t r;a
h:r:tf methods v Y. ep.-se ii- er.r.f s
nient. Of course 'ho t ill as !i Is prt fettci
by progressivfs of l-o'h parti-s will e;:
tounier the cliecti-i? that it. i un
constitutional." Every socd th'r.g is
said to be against the constitution.
TI :t the constitution is rot half as
! 1 as it is represented to be by ;ho-e
say they are its closest frl-r.ds. 1
A national rre.decUal primary cer- .
- v- - w it
constitution as is the emtir system of
Eallon&l party convention a, The con
KULuticn provides an electoral college
for choosing a president. We atUl
have an electoral college; but It sim
ply records what the conventions ini
tiate and the people determine at the
polls. The electoral college will pre
vail under the new proposed arrange
ment. The change will be simply
that the people wHl Initiate that the
people, and not the narihlnpm. will
control the nominations.
The direct senatorial . primaries
w!thln the several states are another
Instance cf a change in the method of
selecting high federal officials from
that method contemplate 1 m the con
stitution. The move for a national presidential
primary embodies the right principle
in the right and practical form. It
Is right for both parties. It Is non
partisan. Progressives of both parties
in every state should Insist that their
reaatoTs and representatives vote for
it vote for It in time to control the
nominations of 1812.
Greetings to the Rock Island Sav
The people of Rock Island extend
their happiest felicitations to the
Rock Island Savings bank as it en
ters its new home at Eighteenth
street and Third avenue, and wish It
continued prosperity. Its record dur
ing the years of its existence, that
mark the span of life from babyhood
to manhood, speaks for itself. It
crept before It walked and then
picked Its way carefully and yet by
rapid strides. It has faced all the
problems that are the lot and exper
iences of every monetary institution,
according to the varying conditions
that make for the progress of com
mercial life. It has passed through
periods of financial Btress and de
pression in the country at largo
without a shudder or a quiver. If it
has fe;t the strain that has tugged an automobile and spends his money
at other banks In the country and I n liquor and women. He then lies
born-5 some of them down it has not; to me about these things. I hardly
shown if. know what to do. I am not able to
It has been ready at ail times to' work as hard as I used to do. We
meet any emergency. It has been!
conservatively and judiciously
a-ed; its Investments have
well made with an
to the interests and
eye single 1
and it has prospered
It has built a home
all its own:
it has money to pay for it and plenty !
to spare. It has erected a monument
to Itself in the way cf accommoda
tions where it may better care for
It's customers. It "has added to the!
I'auty and the attractiveness of the
It has done its part as a public in
stitution and the people are proud.
of it, and The Argus believes it voices
the prevailing sentiment In extend
ing the hope that there will be a
warmth of friendship in its house
warming that will endure.
Quarter of Million in Improvement
of Hank Property.
It is probably a conservative es-
tin;ate to say
that within a period
I of five rears, Rock Island's invest-
rroot rt v
the improvement of bank
will have aggregated' a
Quarter of a million of dollars. This
shows a whole lot of things. It
deiiic ustrates a number of imDortant !
fat X. It bears proof of the truth ,
tlm' Ro"k Island's banking institu-'
tiens are prosperous, that they are'js
amy mauaireu anu inai me aie iiuu-tnt.re v,f. no rGoni Tor controversy
lie spirited and enterprising. It in-'an)j delays incident to letal tec:.n:ca'.i
dicates that the people h.ive had con- tics.
fid-nce in t hem and they in return- m i.i ii ii.s ii.tkh vtio,
have confidence in the people and in "The bill I have drawn" said Mr.
ti e community. ; Henry, ' nullifies the alterations writ-
There is no better index to any,u,n into t!ie Sherman anti trust law
. i t llion , i t. f ill 1(1 ll V ! 11 ii nZ. '
peril y and the enterprise of
its monetary establishments. Th
i in upon a
observer who looks . fclcnv .vith imprisonment tor not less
locality !S Bt OIlCeitvan fnn nor- mrr. linn ton lvar
impressed witn ti e oaiiKing nouses.
j If a ' ity boasts of even a single.
Mourishiiur. up-to-date baiiK. it
makes n hi:. If all the banks which
that city is so fortunate as to pos
are nrst-eiass in appearance, are
inlfom-ly of the best outwardly US
v' !l : in the matter or manacre-
ti.er.:, i' cause- th,e strnruer to stop
nn-1 thlr.k. if capita! is set-king in
vestment in a locality, if new indus
tries ar" considering the proposition
of i:,n in, the banks and the
c h;,:v.e- of the banks. the evi-
,''en 'er. they hear of the prnprepsie
spirit th;.t e'.in-es pride in the town
r.re vh:;t welch and influence,
i All f::r ff ICock Island's banking
j ., .
n ''. s
or sorn will be.
The Hock Island;
and the CentraU
i ! v
and Savings bark proved thej
to rec.odei. Then came the
Peoples National and its Savincs de-!
I -rt.'i cnt. -which o.irupded a new '
home i he past summer. The Rock ' vocate r animism. neprtien"a. n e ; m .serat.ie and rot ten doctrine. The ad
l -lan 1 Savings bank pees into its new Henry of Texas, chairman of the house ' heron ts of Alexander Hamilton should
' bui!d;r.ir. constructed" exclusive!- f0r ; "nmittee on rules, has issued a for-, u-ndi r'.y take up his ashes, make due
its uses, tomorrow, and the State ,ml statement in answer to the former apoio.?y for his being a novice In the
I'.ank of Rook Island is going ' president's views on the trust question doctrine of absolutism and remove his
ih-o,!rh tj.0 process of remodeling, j in nis recent edi'otial in the Outlook. sacred urn to some quiet and seques-Wfc.-r.
this is completed the coming' Mr. Henry asserts that Mr. Roosc-! tered spot ar.d give way ixy the real
v .r.ter every bankinc houe in the! vu- through his "message,'' is feejh.:i thinif. to one who has views,
cay vil; he in a new home, and a ' tne pulse of the American people for j "The czar of Russia never dreamed
.more ?itrctlve lot of bank honjes'a third term, that he Is tryirg to "dis-, of such a power; the Caesars were
' will not be found in any city in the ! credit Mr. Taft and Mr. Wickersham," ! strangers to it, and the Spartans never
! str.te They will represent $250,000 and predicts 'hst he wfll "find the road , got in hailing distance of it. Our con
in permanent Improvements and , o the presidency 'rocky' while he isjstitution vests all legislative powers
they will afford the fnst advertise-
i.a-:,t that Rock Island tan send out,
to the world and the best inducement
th?t it can offer to capitalist and in
vestor as well as to the wage earner
to ccme here and locate.
SIX HUNDRED DELEGATES
AT ODD FELLOWS MEET
?p r.;r.iii'ld. 111., Nov. 21. Nearly'
6"" Ctrl- gates are already here to!
attend the sessions of the Illinois !
Old Fellows ar.d Rebkah soiomblr. I
Rcbekabs started their session th'sjfchs. There are four candidates !
morsir. with a school cf eTa!na-
tlon and instruction at the state ar-j
-ie f ai-u eii.caicpuieiii ceia
Anyone who can reason correctly
will understand the small value to
be placed on luck as we go through
life. Indeed, some people scarcely
reason, at all and these are the very
ones who are always talking about
lock. Thought, common sense, hard
work and honesty of purpose will
bring results and will teach anyone
that luck cuts a .very small figure in
Dear Mrs. Thompson, I am a
young man of 18. I met a young
lady of 20 and I am very fond of
her company. 'Although she is well-to-do,
my sister objects to her as
she Is Polish and I am a Swede.
Please ad rise me what to do.
It would be better if the girl were
not older than yourself. However,
if her character Is good and you are
suited, your sister has no reason to
object. Your future wife must be
your own choice and not your sis
ter's. Dear Mrs. Thompson I am 47
years old and have worked hard to
help my husband. I did all kinds of
work, even to plowing and have al
ways made my own living. He nev
er gave me a dollar. We saved
enough to buy 20 acres of land. I
felt pleased that I could be of some
use, but for the la6t three years he
has become reckless. He has bought
"e so iar in me country inai i can
man- "ol nave inucii company anil mejn his uv iuey may roiioiuer luciii
been ! neighbors slight me on account of j selves partners for supper, 1' they
mv husband's actions. What would j
you do if you were in my place'
That any man could have so lit
tle feeling for the wife who has sac-
rificed her health, her happiness and
her all for him is beyond the com
prehension of most of us. However,
here Is a man who has allowed the
woman he Promised to love and cher-
Comment From Capital
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER. J three sections of the Sherman law,
(Special Correspondence of The Arijjs.) ! leaves sections from four to eight, in
Washington, Nov. IS. Kepreseiita-1 elusive, as they are, and adds two new
tlve Henrv of Texa.-. democratic cha r- sections. That clause which defines a
man of the rules committee In the !r"Bt act in restraint of trade Is as
1 follows :
house of represent atives. is at wo.it, .Any act to cr?ate or rarry out re.
on a M.I which he t'.inl 3 v.-:l an a
long way toward curbing the trust i
provided it is enaeted into ;nv.
Mr. Henry says bis b'll provides for
what he believes is th only :uni-li-
mmt that will n-n n -n-1 t.i th...ruV
of trusts, namely, jai! ffn'-iiTs. Tlie '
iionrv kjh ,'mft r,r !,;. i, ; ...;r..ariv I
completed, begins with a speciiic iJfl-1 (omp f nun. lo fix prices ' at
nition of what constitutes a tn:?t and,an.v ptandurd or figure at whicii such
so worded, its author declares, tivull'ri
.jy the fuprer.ie court's 'rer.iona'j-e' de-
tisifui in ti e tobacco and oil ctusis. It
also makes the violation of the law a
,.jt. j useless to
trn. . -itl tires c-
try to stop the '
cn'i stripes, where
ks.cv,ing!j' nd v. Ilfa'.iy dote-. ;:; prove
a Lofeiitial rtmedy for these n.:-:ra::t
,.. ,-r ,.n.anprrl:il ,;u!nw Th rhi-
TU, r.r.rvi r-.ist law nrovbir-.-l th.ir Its
io!aors should be beheaded, and
w hile that wo ibi be al'cg -iher too
extreme in this country, we should
i compromise with penitentiary sen
tences. That sort of punishment
. mild, p.nd should be administered to
rth trust criminals of the United
The Henry bill amends the first
Washington, Nov. 21. Declaring that
Theodore Hoosevelt makes Alexander
Hamilton look like a novice as an ad- j
runn.ng for a third term with the s'-tl
trust snugly and ccr.s many sitting
attride his should srs."
He quotes fro? the former presi
dent's editorial reference to the Stand-
erd OH and tobacco trust decisions of
the supreme court and then iys: ;
Its first session last night and Inlti-
ated a large class. The grand lodge '
will hold its first session tonight. In-1
terest in the gathering centers in the
com est for vrilnohfn f th Dov.
Mrs. Grace A. Henry of Cculterville
leading. The ethers are Mrs. Myrtle
i auaj oi jacKsonvuie, iirs. Rose
lsh to lay herself down in the dust,
as it were, and he has had the hard
ness of heart to trample on her. It
is impossible to think of a fate too
terrible for such a man. But what
our friend wants Is advice that will
help her In this hour of trouble. It's
a matter not to be decided offhand
by any one disinterested person.
What would our readers say, I won
der? Their suggestions. If they have
any, will be published and perhaps
among them will be one that will
bring relief to this suffering souL
Dear Mrs. Thompson I am 17
years old this month and am going
to have a party. Please tell me an
interesting game, also a contest.
Should a young man shake hands
with a lady when being Introduced
to her? BLUE EYES.
The old cob-web game Is always
interesting. This, of course, must
be ready when the guests arrive. Un
winding the strings causeB general
merriment and takes so long that
the remainder of the evening is not
hard to dispose of. Instead of a
prize on the end of each string, have
them fixed bo that two will come to
gether at the end. If it happens that
a boy and girl are brought together
choose. A good contest game Is but-
ton sewing. Each person Is given a
certain number of buttons, a piece
of cloth and needle and thread. The
boy who has the most buttons sew
ed on neatly in a given time gets a
prize. The same rule applies to the
girls. It is not customary for a
young man and lady to shake hands
when being introduced.
Utlictioiis in t-rii r.r commer.-e or
aids to ronmieri e, (i.- to create or carry
out restrictions in the full and free
I ursult of any business authorized or
permitted by the laws of the United
State?,. To increase or teduce the
of merchandise, produce
commodities. To prevent
shall he coiifroib 1. To enter
niio any agreement ot any kind what
ever hereby i;- partiea shall bind
j tb.enise' ve.i not to sell any article be
llow a standard, common fignre, or by
which they sh.all bind themselves to
I keep such prices above a fixed figure."
J A.N IMrOKTA.VT nOVIIOM.
j Mr. Henry attaches much import
ance to that provision of his bill which
Sjiet ificalij de'ines a trust in restraiut
I of trade. Tins j-rovision of his bill is
, -iirnificant at the present time, inas-
much as the attorneys for the Indicted
disolutioj.s.' I".'!-1 beef trust oHicials in Chicago success
tin? vtolaiion i. j fully fo'ivht for a tb-'ay in the trial of
the paci r on the contention that the
rrescnt law "does not point out the
specific manner in which violations are
possible." In other words, the indefi-
r.itness of the law was the basis for
:':,eir Mieeossf"! appeal for an addition
al delay in the case 'hat already has
be n dragging through the courts for
Mr. Henry has conferred with many
of the democratic leaders, and feels
confident his bill will be passed at
the coming f-ecpicn of congress.
"This is absolutism run mad. Never
in the history of America did any man,
living or dead, advocate such a rank,
herein grai.'ed in a congress of the
United State? Away with Mr. Roose
vdt's doctrine; away with 'legislative
courts' and 'legislative executives.'
There is no place for them In our re-
public except by usurpers pure and
n!e of Salem and Mrs. Mamie Gll-
more of Gibson City.
- c.,.. ,
Bloomington, Nov. 21. While play-
Ir'e with a
rife today James Eaird,
through the terap'c J
by Ivan Wbb. aged 11. It is feared j
Ha-4the vicuna will Cie.
TT is as hard to convince a cirl that a
pair of French heels are undesir-
able as it Is to make her believe that a
little corn doesn't hurt.
Good humor 13 a sort of shield that
prevents the arrows of malice from
getting under the akin.
Any rat win fight If you corner him.
but the sly fellow doesn't get cornered.
Somehow pride and laziness never
did seem to get on together.
The habit of apologizing sometimes
serves Indolent people in place of real
There are people who keep out of
trouble so effectively that they are
never heard of.
Good luck is always a welcome guest,
but no one has ever yet had her as an
entirely permanent resident.
The harder you try to get there the
more likely yon are to be convincing;
at any rate.
Everybody likes a winner, but is
more partial to himself in that role
than to any other.
Eow greatnasa fades on closer view.
As near enough we stroll
To see the human weaknesses.
To pry into the eoult
The person on the pedestal
Comes down a notch or two
When we behold him aa he Is
And get bis measure true.
The very greatest man Is not
A hero, so they say.
To one who polishes his Ehoes
And folds his coat away.
Eecauee the servant in the house
Is every minute there.
And he can notice greatness wilt
And maybe hear It swear.
One who had never met or known
A president would say
That lofty ruler of the land
Is not of common clay.
But when he has an interview, '
If he's a Judge of men,
No btgjrer than himself appears
The president just then.
There's compensation In tiie thought
To one who loses out
Or often on the field of life
Finds victory In doubt
He knows that persons who are called
The blf?sest on the map
Might be a failure like himself
Had they bis handicap.
"Long said he Is going to get even
"Oh, you are behind the times."
"He has done it.""
"He bought the bouse next to Green
and rented it to a family that keeps
chickens and guinea pigs, eats saur
kraut and onions and has eleven small
How He Remembered.
"Do you remember me?"
"Sure! Delighted to see you. Let's
seen. How do you spell your name?''
"Just with one J."
"Yes, to be sure, Mr. Jay."
"I wish that fellow would learn
"He can t."
"He knows it all already."
'I don't like
ten spot of me
me meaner than
"Asked me to
iielp him carry
in a ton of coal."
Not That Brand.
Dash me off a poem."
"What do you take me for?"
"A poet "
"Yes, but I am not a dash, dah
"I want to toil you somef hlng." '
"I want to sell you something.'
"There's the door, go ahead."
The Busy Signal.
"Mr3. Show called today."
"Something out of the usual must
have been happening in her neighbor,
He Wondered. j
."Weilf" . !
"How did they ever discover that the
sun rises in the east?"
Whn Indian summer fit
We should have no comp:nrt!on
To halt If thus we could the race
By mum of -n injunction.
Croup Is most prevalent during!
the dry cold weather cf the early!
winter months. Parents of young
children should be prepared for it.
All that is needed Is a bottle of
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. Many!
motber, are Bcver wlthout u Jn their
homes and It has never disappointed.!
lEoll by all druggist
The Mordo Boy By Clarissa BTackie.
Copyrighted. 1911. by Associated Literary llurcau.
It was my partner. Rogers, who had
the interview with, the janitor of our
oce bulldaug, and in tnat way we
J first learned that little Leonardo Mo-
: zlo had disappeared from hi accus
tomed haunts In the Italian district.
and his mother was frantic with
fright and grief.
Rogers and 1 were interested in the
case at once, for Mrs. Mo?i was the
woman who cleaned our office and
also washed our clothes at her home
we never dared to think -where it
might be. Mrs. Mozto noedod the
work, and we bad reckJes-Jy torn it
from the grasp of a mechaaioal lann
dry and carried it down to our office,
where little Leonardo Morio trudged
after it every Monday morning and
brought it back in a more or less in
different state of purity on Friday
"Suppose we go diown there and And
out about it. rerlutjps we can help the
poor soul, suggest cd Rogers.
"I presume there is nothing pressing
to keep us Uere," I said rather apolo
getically. Jack glanced quiizically at the morn
ing newspaper which I hteld iu my
hand and then at the elaborate disar
ray of legal prors on my 'Jesk.
"A casual observer might think you
were bead over ears in work," be
"Some one baa got to keep np the
reputation of the flrua." I said weakly.
"Never mind, old fellow." encour
aged my optimistic partner as we
sprinted for a descending elevator and
lost it, "newr mind, some day they'll
be waiting our pleasure. There'll be
i so many clients we'll have to have an
i extra large waiting room and take a
j few more partners iirto the firm to
handle the btniness."
"What did you ieara. about the Mo
rio boy's disappearance?" I asked,
changing the subject.
"The janitor says ha heard the boy
carried some luundry home Monday
night to Ids mother. lie went out to
play in tbn street nter supper and
hasn't leea seen since. Of course the
newspapers nuggest Black Hand, but
that is abstrtl, as there's nothing to
gain by stealing a penniless Italian
lad. Ills mother beJSeves that he went
down to one of the piers to have a
swim and was drowned."
"That Bounds mont likely. Let me
see. he must be about Keven years old,
"So they say. nere- we are, ITarley
lord love you. whatan excitement!"
A babbling, chattering crowd of Ital
ian women and childnen, with here and
there a man. idly curionn. gathered
about the dirty doorway of the tene
ment house where the MoJo lived.
Inside the narrow hallway was Mrs.
Mozlo, rale and distraught, her black
hair streaming doivn her thin cheeks,
her work worn bands gesticulating
When she sav us coming through
the crowd her voice lifted iu a thia
wail of grief;
"No gotta da clothes done, signer.
Leonardo he uevva coui-a back no
"Take us upstairs, please." I said to
the distracted woman. "Mr. Kogera
nd I have come to help you If we
Breathing broken thanks, Mrs. Mo
zlo led the way up the rickety stairs
to the single room where she and her
boy had lived contentedly together.
"His-a futher he die quick, and now
my lectio Leonardo it, gone!" She
threw her apron over her head and
"See here, Mrs. Mozlo," said my
partner briskly; "wo have tome to
help you find Leonardo, i'ou will have
to help too."
She looked up and shrugged her
shoulders. "He ia da river," bhe said
"IIo-.v do you know?"
"Where else Whatta uny one wanta
poor little Italian boy'r"
"That's what we're going to find
out," soothed Rogers. "The police
have been ou the lookout, and there
isn't the least reason for your Hank
ing your boy is drowned. Very likely
he has run away."
She listened eagerly and drank In ev
ery word, weighing it carefully to
let Its foreign meaning sink Into her
"Whatta you think?" she asked when
he had finished.
"We will come tomorrow and tell
you unless Here is car fare, Mrs.
Mozio; you come to our oillce and we
wiU have some newa for you. You
say ho has been away since Monday
"Ah, yes! n? brings da sUmor
linen f tt da wash, hnd he eatta sapper,
and he go and rievalre eoine-a back
no more!" She wej,t ugnJn.
"What did be wear?" asked Roger,
pulling out a notebook. Hut letttl!s of
the poor ll'tle tragedy were very i.uea-j-er,
and Ropers -made mo-it of them,
a-Mng qnettions about trivial matters
Just to enoyrnge the poor fioul who
h-il no relatives In this country and
v.l;o was wllowed shortly after her
We discovered that little Leonardo
Mozlo wore a pair of corduroy knick
erbockers and a pink calico whirt; ali
that he needed a ba'r cut brdly, snd
we dil not doubt that a lath would
cot hare come amiss. We found that
he had eaten heartily of black bread
and strong cheese and that be bad also
partaken of garlic.
"Might trace him by the garlic if It
wasn't tb.-!t the auno.p.iere is over
charged with it now," remarked llog-
era disgustedly as we got dowa into
We did not speak neala until we hnd
emerged Into a clearer atmosphere, and j
as we rode uptown licjgers turned to me.
"Well, Harley. whst do you make of
It? They say that t.ot even hU play-
mites remember wins Mm aftc
per that tight. Queer, isn't it?"
after sup- 1 1
-Tea," I replied alowly. "bat Ft
' :ccn turnmg :o::!cthh! nrcr In mv
mmd. Jack. It s a question the wjmaa
rut up to you. and it's a sti Ut too."
-Out with It."
"What does any one want with a
roor little Italian boy? There ln't
any morey In it. Tind n motive and
you'll discover whst has Uvome of
"Cot r.r.y Mms?"
"Yes. You run help m sc-nroh
through back fie of seme of thy
newsp.ipor to see if you enn flnil
where there has been ti death In th.
I family of n well tr do Italian f.imllv
say the death of a boy nboct Leonar
"Batty! To?, you are aU of that.
"Why? Ask yourse'f the question.
What would any one want with a
poor little Italian boy?" And the only
answer 1 can l:nd is that be luUht
, tak the , i;lce of a ciij!,t wUo Laj
"Loony as cr.n be!" murmured Jack
as we alighted nml went to loek up
the newspaper files.
The Joke wns that Rogers found the
only notice of the sort we were look
"I flud that TiOrcnzo Orsnfl and
Rosa, Lis wife, lout tlielr six-year-old
son on the loth of Juiy," said Rogers
We looked up the record of the Or
patls and found that they wero a
wealthy Italian f.irully, the father en
gaged In the importing of olives. They
lived in a fashionable apartment holism
The next morning we made onr way
uptown to the apartmout house where
the Orsatls lived. As usual. Rogers
took the initiative, and when we
reached the vestibule he suddenly or
dered me about face cud said he hud
"Come to the park first, and if yon
see any dago looking children say so."
"There's the genuine article. Jack."
I whispered. "Hear Yin rattle off the
"Sure enough!" And with the fas
cinating smile which has brought him
no little sncoewH when he alms to win
confidence Jack approached the olivo
skiuued nursemaid who wns chatter
ing to the dark eyed children about
"Mr. Orsatl's little boy in not here
today?" be inquired graciously.
She shook her head, d'splnj Ing mag
nificent teeth. Then she sighed. "So
sad, signor. The little one is dead!"
Rogers starU'd. "No, no." be Bald
quickly. "I mean the new bay the
one they have tuketi to fill his place."
She shook her head with a pir.zli-d
glance, but one of the children who
hiid been licteuirig eagerly evidently
understood enough Ilngllsli to grasp
the trend of questioning and spoke to
ber In fluent Italian. Her pretty face
showed surprise. Incredulity und then
"Little Nina snys It Is true the poor
parents have adopted a little boy to
till the place of their beloved olio. It
Is said th.it the boy cries nil lny long
It is ho Had!"
IIog'T.s pressed thanks upon them
and drugged me nwny. "Harley, old
man, please tie en refill not to loss
your head. It's Invaluable to the firm
of Harley & Rogers."
"I always kkM ho," I admitted mod
estly. At the Orsatl tipnrtnieut we found
it diflcult to gain admittance. At laft
Rogers went out and telephoned tu
them that he bad come lifter the boy.
'-V-.-il, the upsiioi of It was that we
did gain possession of little Leonardo
Mozlo, tt) was tearfully resplendent
in a nort of Lord I'auiilleruy suit of
blade velvet. In which be looked more
like a brlgntid than anything else. He
was weepiug noisily when we rescued
him lifter proud-dug Mrs. Orsatl that
wo viould try and find her a boy lifter
this pallet n whom they mold legally
It Is nee-Urns fo describe fri Joyous
scene when Leonardo was restored to
bis happy mother. He was br only
child, :nd t-lie was a widow. Lconunto
Was the crtder of til) evltcd nudleni-O
when be told of how li had wandered
uptown after supp'-r th.it Monday night
and how a brauti'til automobile hud
utopped and a lady and f eutlririnn hud
questioned hlui If he would Mi.e te live
with them and be t!i-lr little boy
Leonardo had Sdid be would, and
they took him at bis word Afterward
to repented bitterly, a, though they
treated him royally.
The up-drt of this nfatter was we
dl 1 Had a. child t r the Orsaf.l.s, ami
the cheek tleit. we reeelvtd for our
nervlces was ns an o.ods In n trackhfs
desert. Moreover, tin; Ojh.'iIIs took an
Interest in th" Mozhn. and Mrs. Orsnfl
found work of a better t,ort for Mrs.
Mozlo, who was discovered to bo a
maker of exqul-.Ife lace. Tii-n In time
th'-v moved inti ber fir ouar'-Ts. and
I Leonard Mozl.j Iris the roml-"? of a
; Job In the Orriati ollice.s when he grow
i big enough.
Arid the funny psrt t,T the whole
crijeirje.ss Is that they a;j look upon
fljger.- an I my );:f as benefactors.
Nov. 21 in American
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