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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1911.
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Wednesday, December 6, 1911.
The early holiday shopper sets the
early holiday bargains.
Another gratifying development at
Los Angeles Is the defeat of socialism.
n-Mldent Taft In his message has
replied to his critics, but he has not
Remember the poor children at
Christmas time. Help Santa Glaus to
President Taft by word officially
spoken defends the anti-trust law, but
In act tie Is still with the Interests.
minds democrats desire nothing
softer 'than that one Charles S. Deen-
een run for a third term as governor.
November may have been a better
month than October but that is not
saying much for It. Let's aee what
December Is going to do for us.
The human fire brands and the hu
man dynamite bombs have no place
In tabor unions or any other branch
of civilised society.
What a slow bunrh those beef pack
ers are. After eight long years they
are still not ready to be tried.' But the
supreme court says the trial must go
Oh, well, what matters it what the
president's recommendations to con
gress are. He has been tried, and
found wanting, and the people are
simply waiting to do the retit
Justice Most Prevail.
tn the name of the widows and fath
erless children of those whoa lives
were barbarously crashed out by the
horrible explosion which wrecked the
Times building in Los Angeles tk less
than in the name of Justice, the In
quiry tnto every angle of the dynamite
cases should be carried to the extreme
In carrying on their operations the
McNamara brothers had to travel ex-
t naively. They had to transport ex
plosives, secure expensive mechanisms
for internal machines and meet other
extraordinary expenses which required
great sums of money.
Who pat up the cash?
An answer to this Question should"
be secured if possible, and the investi
gation should be pushed with keenest
Some of the prominent labor leaders
and some of the labor organizations
vigorously urged that the McNamaras
be given the limit of the law and that
they "swing" for their infamous
crimes. As is known, the McNamaras
did not "swing" for their crimes.
If determination to obtain justice tn
these cases inspires such demand from
labo organizations, then with equal
emphasis should they demand that
every scintilla of evidence that can be
obtained from the McNamaras as to
other details of these dynamite cases
ihould be secured.
The lives of the McNamaras are of
small consideration in this case,
Greater service will have been done
for the nation and Its people, and for
organ lied labor as well. If, with the
aid of detailed confessions of the Los
Angeles dynamiters, those who com
mitted and Inspired other dynamite
outrages may be apprehended and
brought to justice.
Labor organizations Interested In
these cases will deserve public lauda
tion for every effort put forth to se
cure such detailed confessions and
have all leads of evidence followed so
that every conspirator no matter how
high or low he may be, and regardless
of his rank, profession or relation to
labor or "capital may be pilloried and
Every agency of Justice and honor
and law enforcement; every organisa
tion which is based upon principle
should urge and co-operate to bring
about the most thorough probe of all
these dynamite cases and the most
relentless rronecutlon of all who are
Justice must prevail, and there
ehorld be no firmer champion of jus
tice than organized labor.
Let no guilty man escape.
"A lady making a long Journey ob
served upon the train a man whose
genial good nature cast a glow of
warmth over everything. He spoke
freely to an the passengers as though
he had always known them, and before
the journey was ended he had chatted
with everybody on the train. Meeting
the man later, the lady said: 1 have
noticed how yon speak to everybody.
Ton dont seem to treat any person as
My dear madam,' he said. This
world is too small to hold strangers.
"Now, there's a spirit that might
well pat an dark , things to rout
Considering the common fortune and
common destiny of mankind, all of
us walking the same little road be
tween the cradle and the grave, with
the same hopes and fears, regrets
and longings, what a sad perversion
of life's purpose it seems to with
hold heart and hand from one an
other. What a spiritual waste in
that silence we build up between
man and man. Having to walk the
same road, why not walk hand in
And now oomes Senator Guggen
heim who rises to remark that he
will not be a candidate for re-election.
With Depew, Aldrich, Burrows, Hale,
Wetmore and Guggenheim gone, who
will look after the Interests of the
In Los Angeles there must have been
as many as a hundred men who kept
that big secret for a week or more
and they did it to thoroughly that the
special correspondents did hot even
suspoct that there was anything in the
air. It was a record performance.
A woman who masqueraded as
man has come to the front with
statement that she would rather be a
woman than a man because she says
the world Is kinder to her under the
female than under the male guise.
This Is surely a tribute to American
Dear Mrs. Thompson I live in
flat and my neighbors upstairs are
rather noisy. They have a phono
graph and have large parties to
which we don't object, but we do ob
ject to dancing, which shakes the
place, and keeping time to the ma
chine by knocking oh the floor. They
have been spoken to politely about
it and do not like it. They seem to
think they have a right to do as
they please in their own rooms with
out considering those who live un
derneath. Do you think we ought to
trcAr m. jrffira
The Argus Jaily Story-
Mrs. Hogan' s Christmas Easket By Clarissa MacMe.
Copyrighted. 1911. by Associated Literary Bureau.
complain or just move out without
raying anything. Please advise.
You' should see the landlord anjl
ask him to secure you the peaceable
possession of your flat, to which you
are entitled, as people are not sup
posed to make nuisances of them
selves. He ought not to let his
property to noisy tenants. If noth
ing is done, look tor another flat.
and if all the other tenants follow
your example it may bring your
landlord to a sense of his duty.
a a e
Dear Mrs. Thompson Please ad
vise me what to do for thin hair.
How often and how long should the
hair be brushed? MRS. C M.
The hair specialist makes a study
of the scalp and many different
treatments are uBed. However, the
following formula, need by a cele
brated New York hair specialist, is
good for almost every condition of
Resorcln. 1 dram.
Chloral hydrate, 3 drama.
Sweet almond oil, dram.
Chloroform, 6 drams.
Eau da Cologne, 6 ounces.
Rectified spirits. 5 ounces.
Have this prepared by the drug
gist, and if the hair Is oily, omit the
almond oil. The hair should be
brushed lightly. Never brush hard
with a stiff brush, as this irritates
the scalp. Merely get the tangles
out and then use a comb.
A POPULAR HERO.
rpHS man who invents Thanksgiving,
And handed it down aa a father.
Was thoughtful, resourceful and kind,
And while at the banquet we revet
Nor grieve that the turkey ia dead.
We say of the one who began it.
Ha certainly had a great head.
Of all of the holiday seasons
That coma all too scattered and thm
There's none that can equal Thanksgiving
Our fervent affections to win.
The Fourth, happy New Tear's and Christ
An fools day and e'en Halloween
Must take a back seat and look thought
When this one appears on the scene.
And isn't H great to ba healthy.
with never an ache or a pain.
And have aa wa ait down to dinner
An appetite built for the strain.
To not ba alarmed though the turkey
A Mexican army would flu
And see it all flanked and surrounded
By everything else on the bill?
We never are sore on Thanksgiving.
With courage its bounty we face.
Though next day we call for the doctor
To do what ha can in the case.
We're glad wham wa sea it approaching;
Wa exln aa wa alt down to eat.
And. though the next day may be painful.
Wa wish It would only repeat
Tom Taggart, Famous Farmer
Something In the
"How is he
"He has inher
ited three for
tunes and lost
"He ought to
be able to inherit
another with all
of that practice.'
Three days before Christmas Mrs. 1
Ray stole into the house with the last
of her Christmas purchases sagging
down a net bag. She went straight
upstairs to the attic,, gliding swiftly
psst the open sitting room aoor ana
narrowly escaping a collision witn
her husband in the upper hallway.
For the first time since she had been
old enough to assume an active in
terest in Christmas giving, Angela
Bny had purchased her Christmas gifts
several days before the festival.
"Welt mother, have you really fin
ished your shopping?" asked her
young daughter Maude at supper that
"Every thing, dear," returned Mrs.
Ray. with a victorious smile around
the table. "Even something to fill
basket for Mrs. Hogan."
"I hope yon didn't forget old man
Hogan," observed her husband.
"I've remembered everybody, even
the old grandmother. I'm not to be
caught happing this year," she said
emphatically. "When I think of for
mer years, when Christmas eve has
been made miserable by frantic scurry
ing around after last minute gifts and
In the end find I've forgotten some
body after all. I declare I will never
be caught agatnl It is such a Messed
relief to have it oft my mind."
'Sure you haven't forgotten one of
us, motherr' asked Bobby.
Mrs. Ray cast a startled glance
around the table, mentally checking
The St Louis Globe-Democrat says
with unction that the statement that
f 50,000,000 may be saved each year in
the expense of American locomotives
in the matter of fuel is a mere bage
tello compared with what would be
tared In the matter of heating Ameri
can homes. Did you ever think of
Congressman Underwood intimates
that things will be nice and peaceable
In the house of representatives until
the tariff board appears and under
takes to do the things that the consti
tution says shall be done by congress.
This is the first democratic house In
many years, and any mere tariff board
that thinks it Is going to revise the
tariff on its own account has several
more guesses coming.
Presidential Tree Publicity.
The American Newspaper Publish
ers' association bag been making a
vigorous campaign to free the columns
of the papers published by the mem
bers of that association from the
abuse of "Free Publicity," toe deflnl
lion of which is "advertising cloaked
in the guise of news."
The association has been somewhat
successful in curtailing free publicity
of automobile manufacturers, steam
uhip companies, railroads, etc., tut U
will now have to go after the men
higher up for it appears that every
probable candidate for president has
opened a free publicity agency, and the
That Taft Winona Speech.
President Taft in an authorised in
terview says that if he had to make the
Winona speech over again he would,
put It in different form. From which
It was Inferred the substance of his.
talk would be the same as when the
speech wag made, but the form would
be made more taking.
It would be worth while to let the
president have another try at that talk,
the substance of the Winona speech
is J net the thing insurgents in the re
publican party objected to; They
cared nothing about the form In which
it was presented.
The substance of that speech was
that the Payne-Aldrich tariff bill was
In the main a good measure. Hiere
was some objections In his mind to the
wool and cotton schedules, but on the
whole the bill was a good one. That
was what he said, or at least meant to
An that is just the point on which
Mr. Taft and the insurgents in his
party split. These elements of his
party felt that the bill was a repudia
tion of solemn pledges made to the
country by the party, and It Is on this
point that the differences between in
surgents and standpatters have widen
ed ever since. It wasn't the Winona
speech alone; there were other differ
ences. It appeared that a very big majority
of the people in this country promptly
took a stand against the general tenor
of the Payne-Aldrich bill; they. weren't
In doubt about it, they had their minds
made up. They had spoken before Mr.
Taft made his Winona speech; they
spoke through Senator Dolllver and
others while the bill was under way in
congress. The president ran counter
to this general impression concerning
the tariff measure; In other words he
got on the track and let the train run
The way for him to have handled the
Winona speech was not to make it, to
have burned the manuscript as soon
as handed to htm, and then forget It.
It is a little queer that practically ev
cry man In the country, with the sin
gle exception of the president, should
at onoe have recognised that speech aa
a blunder of the kind that Napoleon
sa.a was more disastrous in conse
quences thau Is a crime.
Forget Law; Must Wee; Again,
Monmouth, Dee. fl Roy Miller and
Miss -Haze! ton of Reaevllle Dre-
tmount of mail now belug received by j cured a marriage license In Monmouth,
dally newspapers anent the good que.!
ltles of the various gentlemen who
would act as president of the I'nlted
States if the nomination were tendered
to them unanimously Is most rea&rc
Every mall brings to The Argus big
envelopes containing "Important"
lews, which shows the remarkable
regress that Is being made by the
rnnilldates whom the free publicity
ascites represent If all these were
hastened to Galeaburg, and were mar.
rled there by Rav, A..Mlef. They
returned to their heme. Then County
Clerk Bateman surprised them, with
the news that they -were not legally
man and wife, as the marriage eete
mony should hav taken plase In the
county is which the lieense was Usued,
Another license was obtained and Rev,
Mr. Meiz'er ef the Roseville Christian
church officiated at their second marriage
(John B. Btoll, in South Bend Times.)
To the vast majority of the people
of this country the statement that
Thomas Taggert so generally known
as politician and landlord, is also a
farmer, will be a genuine surprise. And
yet such is the case.
Mr. Taggert gained a foothold at
French Lick ten years ago last July.
It was far from being what it is now
the most inviting spot In Indiana. The
hotel equipment consisted of two
frame buildings, one called the Clif
ton, the other the Windsor. Both have
been eliminated supplanted by a fire
proof hotel structure of mammoth di
mensions and engaging in appearance,
capable of acommodating 750 people
without crowding or overtaxing. It is
a marvelous creation out of what not
so many years ago was considered a
dreary wilderness. Descriptive pow
ers can't do justice to the transforma
tion. It must be seen to be duly ap
preciated. No wonder the place is
crowded all the year around.
But it is not this wonder hotel that
this article is intended to illuminate
Its purpose is to direct attention to
Tom taggert the progressive farmer.
Scientific farming is what this coun
try needs most of all, according to
the diagnosing by our most eminent
doctors in the realm of domestic econ
omy. Born to lead, not to follow, Tom
is in the very front of the advance
guard of scientific farming, even
though his operations be carried on
in hilly and stony Orange county. He
has about 1,700 acres of land sur
rounding his world-famed hostelry.
His farm superintendent is William
Wishard, a practical agriculturist of
Perry township, Marion county, Indi
ana, whom Tom selected for this im
portant position on account of his
demonstrated fitness, ability and ca
pacity. On this billy farm land eighty bush
els of corn to the acre was this year's
record. Other products in proportion.
Of swine, big and little, there are over
300, all Poland-China; No scrubs or
runts among the entire outfit Tom's
herd of cows is a sight to behold
ninety In number; thirty Holstelns,
thirty Jerseys, thirty mixed. The boss
of the herd Is an imperious Holsteln
Frieran, brought all the way from
Streator, 111., where the highest grades
of cattle are congregated and eagerly
sought During the summer eighty
cows furnish Immense quantities of
milk; now only sixty are performing
Twelve teams of horses and mules
do the hauling, while saddle horses
and trotterg render the swifter service
bout the big hotel farm. The poul
try department to extensive and Ta
iled, embracing turkeys, peafowls,
guineas and chickens galore. Added
lo this must be 8,000 pigeons that sup.
ply French Lick epioures with squabs
at U seasons ef tho roar. Their pro
ductive eapeeity Is remarkable. Forty
five goats perform the cleaning and
clearing acts en the hJHsWna, Thla
branch ef the live'Stock department
Is (be outgrowth of g pair of pets
brought t the Springs to humor chlj.
drea fond of driving and being hauled
in baby wagons,
New, there ln't a thing about this
1.7oe.aere featel fare that Tarn Tag.
gart doesn't knew from AUK, And
what he knows about ail these things
is Bo tinged with superficiality it is
,Ao feBl gum and. eubetaB.ee, In (his
and other respects he is a marvel, a
wonCer, a revelation of versatility, a
genius in directing, a Napoleon in executing.
There is but one Tom Taggart
of tenderest sympathy, of kindliest
disposition, of boundless generosity;
a student of humanity, who revels in
philosophical meditations as to men's
capabilities, a penetrating searcher of
aims and purposes; a wag one mo
ment a courtly Chesterfieldian the
next; a director who substitutes per
suasive suggestions for edicts and
commands in snort, a type of genius
that comes to the front about once in
a century, has never yet been ade
quately described and can be appre
ciated at his real value only by those
who have had years of opportunity to
watch, study and analyze the man
plain .unpretentious, yet princely, Tom
And. this is the same Tom Taggart
of whom one hears so much and reads
so much in the papers as a political
boss manipulator, marplot etc.? It
is. And what about his unscrupulous
methods? Well he had his political
training at Indianapolis. If he has
ever done anything which wasn't ap
proved of in the days of Morton, Co-
burn, Harrison, Hendricks, McDonald,
Gray, etc., let some one connected
with the holied-than-thou coterie name
it Certain it is that no tainted lucre
ever tickled Tom's palm. Certain it
is that he has never been an assassin
of character. He became an adept at
playing the political game, and he
played to win. He has a host of
friends. Many of them have been the
beneficiaries of his friendship some
worthy, others probably unworthy. It
stands everlastingly to his credit that
when an attempt was made In 1904 to
buy a presidential nomination no man
fought harder to avert such a disgrace
than did Tom Taggart. Politically
Tom may not be a saint, but assuredly
he will never play the part of a Judas,
Willing to Be Instructed.
"Have you a few minutes' time to
sparer asked the bustling book agent
of the busy business man.
"Fire ahead," said the victim.
"This work that I have here should
be in every home." ' '
"Have yon read it yourself?"
"Certainly I have."
"Then," said the busy business man,
elevating his feet and lighting a fresh
cigar, "you might tell me what is in
It and then I wouldn't have to buy the
book to find out"
; A CHARMING HOSTESS
UHS. JAMKJa T.
Mrs. James T. Byrnes, wife of
Congressman Byrnes, of Bouth Caro
lina, ia one cf the moat charming
hostesses in Wtahlngton. one ei)
Jovs the s-av life of the capital Ira
menselr. and whan aha entertains,
the function, is one ef the season's
"It never rains in Arizona, where I
"That will be no place for yon.
"You will have no chance to work
your specialty, and the people may
think you are not bright You know
enough, I am told, to come in out of
The C"rse of True Love.
"Yon look c-ouraged."
"Women are so hard to please."
"Maude Insists on an elopement in
an aeroplane with me chanfflng for
the blooming thing."
"Neighbors bring in anything
"No; their troubles."
"He is always well provided for."
"Does he always have his umbrella
on a rainy day?"
'Well, be always has an umbrella."
. Long Suffering.
The picture waa so very quaint
It couldn't well ba quainter.
Who say a the people are not kind?
They didn't kUl the painter.
How could yon expect a pigheaded
man to have horse sense?
A stout woman may not have a tem
per like an angel, but she has dally
and pressing need of it
At its beet an excuse is only an ex
Being satisfied with himself is the
long suit of the average man.
When we occasionally get a glimpse
of ourselves as others see as we aren't
Frequently a poor girl makes a good
Being an artistic liar 1s the only no
tion of art some men have.
When a man has nothing to do be
sometimes feels above his business.
Praise la sweet unless the other fel
low la the recipient
The hardest thing lo the world to do
la to squarely take the blame.
Because they hart an all pervading
faith that their fellow creatures will
do the necessary work the perfectly
cheerful philosophers bare a beautiful
If yon are suffering from biliousness,
constipation, indigestion, chronic head
ache, Invest one cent In a postal card
tend to Chamberlain Medicine company,-
Da Moines, Iowa, with your
name and address plainly on the back,
and they will forward you a free sam
ple ol Chamberlain's stomach and Uv-
5 r Tablets, geld by a ruUta,
THE DOOB SrCDKNTjT OPENED AMD MBS.
off the gifts she had prepared. Grand
mother Kay, her husband, the three
children Maude, Bobby and little Paul
all had been remembered. In the
basket upstairs was a handsome pipe
frith her husband's initials engraved
on a gold band. Grandmother's gift
was a warm steamer rug to wrap
around her chilly knees. Maude had
a perfectly appointed little workbaa-
ket and a string of gold beads, for
Bobby there was a toy moving picture
show, for little Paul a variety of in
teresting toys to amuse the three-year-old.
"I haven't forgotten one of yon,"
she said triumphantly. "Walt and
you will see on Christmas morning."
It won't Beem like Christmas eve,
Angela, nnless you do run downtown
and do a little shopping," teased her
I'm safe this year," said Angela.
and she really believed that she was.
At odd moments during the next two
days Mrs. Bay stole np to the att
and sorted out and wrapped up her
The day before Christmas was given
over to the final preparations. A big
tree was placed. In the sitting room
and the door locked against the guer
rilla like incursions of the children.
Grandmother Ray was in the kitchen
directing the little maidservant In the
stuffing of the turkey and keeping i
stern eye on the toothsome contents of
the pantry, where the shelves were
laden with good things.
Mrs. Bay was packing a market bas
ket with good things for the Hogans
who bad bad bad lnck that winter an
were In need. Bory Hogan, the father,
had broken a eg on Thanksgiving day
and was still confined to a chair, rest
less and unhappy at sight of his frail
wife overtaxing her strength at wash
tube and ironing board. There were
two children besides and an aged
"Let me see. There's the little
roast of pork, some potatoes, apples,
turnips, onions, a glass of jelly and a
mince pie," enumerated Mrs. Bay as
she twisted the top of a paper bag
containing nuts and candy for the lit
"Did you put In tea and coffee?"
asked thonahtfnl Grandmother Bay.
"Yes, and a can of condensed milk
and some butter and bread there! 1 !
told Mrs. Hogan to come around some
time this afternoon and get the bas
kets. Her Jimmy is getting to be a
big boy, and be can carry this basket
"How about the presents? Are they
ready?" Grandmother had been mak
ing warm flannel nightgowns for the
entire Hogan family.
"Yea; everything Is packed in the
big brown basket af the bead of the
stairs. I couldn't tng it down. Jim
my Hogan can- manage It It's won
derful how strong he is when one con
siders whet little nourishing food he
"They will be mighty happy," mused
Grandmother Bay as she sewed uo the
Mrs. Hogan came for her baskets at
a moment when a hundred things de- .
mended Immediate attention in the.
Bay household. Mrs., Bay was enter
taining a caller In the parlor, and
grandmother was still holding sway
In the kitchen.
May th' Virgin bless all yer kind
hearrts!" cried Mrs. Hogan as she en
tered the fragrant kitchen. Tve
brought me Jimmy along to carry a
basket The young villun Is growin
fat in spite of th' little be gits to ate.
poor cholld." Mrs. Hogan warmed
her red fingers over the glowing range,
and Jimmy sidled close beside her and
accepted a red apple and a handfnl of
cookies from grandmother, with an
ecstatic grin on his freckled face. V
"There is another basket at the head
of the attic stairs," said grandmother.
"I wonder if Jimmy is able to bring' It
"Shore, ma'am. I'm as strong aa a
horse," assured Jimmy as grandmother
pointed the way up the back stairs.
"A big brown basket at the head of
the attic stairs," she directed him, and
presently Jimmy came down, bearing
Its bulk cheerfully.
When Mrs. Hogan had departed,
leaving a shower of blessings upon
the entire Bay family, grandmother
finished her tasks and sought her
daughter-in-law, whose caller had Just
"The Hogans came and got their
things, Angela," said grandmother
"I am so glad! Did Jimmy bring the
basket from the attic?"
"Yes. I told him it was at the head
of the attic stairway, and he brought
it down. They were as happy as could
be, poor souls," said grandmother joy
ously. "I am glad, mother. Yon had better
He down now, and then, about 10
o'clock perhaps, you will feel able to
help Harry and me dress the tree."
The Bays were still sitting around
the supper table this Christmas eve ,
when the door opened suddenly and
Mrs. Hogan appeared, bobbing delight
ed curtseys and streaming tears of
"Oh, 'tis the kind hear-rts yes have,
Mister Ray and familyT' she ejaculat
ed, wiping her eyes. "Nlver hev th
Hogans had slch a Christmus in their
lolves! Th' beeutifnl food, sure it made
our mouths watber J 1st to look at It!
An' whin Hogan found his bandsum
polpe wid th' goold band about it and
his lnlshuls and all on it. he fair cried
wid Joy, he was that plazed. An' the
terbaccer! Sez he, 'Biddy Hogan,
they've even got me lnlshuls on th'
polpe, though they be hlndstde before'
his name being Rory Hogan and the
lnlshuls being H. R.' . Mister Ray!"
Mrs. Hogan paused for breath and
Henry Ray cast a startled glance at
his wild eyed wife. -
"And poor gran'mlther th wonder
ful shawl wid thick fringe tiz like a
blanket, and she has it on her bed this
xninlt! Ol've put the worruk basket
an th' beads away nglnst th' tolme
whin me little Maggie gits older, but
Jimmy th poor spalpeen Is a'most
crazy wid joy over th' movln' plctur
machine. May the Lord bless all of
yez fer the kindest people he ever '
made." She wept noisily, and the
amazed Rays glanced at each other
and then at the motionless form of
Angela recovered herself with an
effort Her Hps trembled, as she
mentally saw the mistake that had
been made. The excited Jimmy had
overlooked the brown basket at tbe
head of the attic stairs, but his keen
young eyes bad searched the depths
of the attic and discovered tbe big
brown basket, in which the Christmas
gifts for her family were hidden. They
were all unmarked as yet and so the
Hogan family had accepted them and
were rejoicing in their possession, and
it was too late to recover them. Pa
tient Biddy nogan had not marveled
that there was no present for herself
tbe Joy of her family was enough tor
"I have still another basket for you,
Mrs. Hogan," said Angela quietly. "It
contains more useful things Henry,
will you bring it down? It's at the
head of the attic stairs."
When Mrs. Hogan had staggered
sway under tbe weight of the second
baBket, which contained much sensible
wearing apparel and things to gratify
her own meager vanity, Angela Ray
faced her dumfounded family.
"She got the wrong basket all your
presents were Inside I had bought
everything but somehow I shall never
forget how perfectly happy she look
ed!" "Oh, mother, dear! And so yon will
have to go shopping tonight after all!"
cried Maude woefully.
Mr. Ray bad slipped from the room
and now returned with his wife's bat,
cloak and furs. Without a word be
Invested her in them and put on his
own outdoor garments.
"Mother and I are going shopping,"
be said. "We're never again going to
buy beforehand we are going every
Christmas eve it's the safest Dlttt " i
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French ally of the American Revo
lutionises, born at Auvergne,
France; died 1834.
1S89 Jefferson Davis, statesman, ex
president of tbe southern Confed
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1000 William J. Calhoun of Chicago
appointed United States minister to
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