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THE HOCK TST,A1VT ARGUS. MONDAY, DECEMBER 25, 191S.
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Monday, December 25, 1911.
an electrical signaling device and a 1
red lantern. The plant can be install-1
ed at a cost of $50. It can be tried a
uhlla In nne nnrt of the rltv and then I
moved to another street.
The joy rider enters the "trap." An
officer signals to another an eighth of
a mile away and to another a quarter
of a mile distant, the signal being giv
en by pressing a button. With the .
fash of the signal stop-watches are
When the Joy riders pass the offi
cer stationed in the middle he flashes
an electric searchlight on them, get
ting the number of the car and some
description of those in charge. Then
the man at the further end of the trap
pets busy with a red lantern and halts
the Joy riders and places them under
The first night the trap was tried
fight arrests were made, and six of
the eight were fined $S3. That more
than pr.id for the cost of the installa
tion of the plant
Pasadena has neither copyrighted
nor patented the device.
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Next, tha calendar flood.
The heart of the R ck Is'.iad good
fellow Is In the right place.
It is to be hoped that China's open
door will not be chanced to one of
those revolving things, by the revo
The rolonel did not call on Presi
dent Taft In New York. The colonel
did not want to take a chance on be-
in compelled to talk politics.
Georgia has a Brown In its govern
or's chair and a Smith In the United
States senate. It seems to be up to
the Jones family to do something.
The new commerce court Is finding
more use in helping out the regular
federal courts than in the work pre
scribed. It Is usually the case that
we less need new agencies of govern
ment than stronger old agencies.
Th Dignity of Labor.
The Walters' union of New York has
denounced tipping as degrading to the
c'gnity of labor snd made a demand
for abolition of the system.
Tipping probably had its beginning
hen some well-fed and attentively
f-erved individual gave substantial evi
dence of his appreciation,. and a waiter
willing to receive something for noth
ing accepted it. . j
From humble beginnings tipping has
become a great institution. Where
gratuities to the waiter once were vol
untary, today thy are forced by the
law of custom ani the rule of neglect
Employers of waiters pay them only
a nominal wage-- 10 and tips. T"e
employers thus made' themselves the
beneficiaries of system originally
operating for the benefit of the waiter.
But the employer of the' waiter
doesn't get it all, or even the largest
part of it. The more money he can
make the more money the landlord de
mands. In the end the landlord gets
it. The operation is In this order:
The waiter levies tribute on the pa
tron; the employer levies tribute on
the waiter In the form of low wages;
the landlord levies tribute on the em
ployer in the form of high rents. Who
levies tribute on the landlord? No
body. He is the last depositary.
Over in England, In several cities In
Germany and In several other places
One of the big firms in Tien Tsln,
China, has received an order to sup
ply the Chinese army with CO, 000 pairs
of tionta st the tirlra nt ahnnf tl enld
a pair. Owing to the inferiority of tbey have bea ,0 n away rom
Chinese leather, the firm decided to
buy In America and make the boots
In Tien Tsln.
An attendant at an institute for
deaf and dumb was undergoing a
rapid fire inquisition at the hands of
a female visitor. "But how do you
summon these poor mutes to
churrh?" she finally asked. "By ring-
, lng the dumb bell?, madam," retorted
the exasperated attendant.
the landlord for the benefit of the
state in the form of a tax on the un
earned increment in land values.
Some day, when it is generally un
derstood in this country that the com
munity creates the value in land, the
community will claim that value as its
Ottawa sends word that more than
100,000 Americans (moved Into Canada
In the last eight months and that Can'
ada's total immigration in that time
was nearly ,300,000. The world was
flooded with similar "official' state
ments during the preceding decade,
Taft and Dene en Agree.
Springfield, Dec. 25. Complete and
I unqualified Indorsement of the deep
waterway plan which Governor De-
neen has advocated has come from
President Taft, according to an an
nouncement from the state house fol-
There's a girl who always makes
the day seem brighter when I see her,"
remarked one woman to another, con
cerning a thiid who had Just greeted
them and pacsed on.
T don't believe she ever sees a dark
side to anything," said. the second wo
man. "She couldn't," declared the first.
"She's such a ray of sunshine that she
Just naturally brightens up every side
that's turned to her. That's w-hy she
never sees a dark side to anything."
"O-o-o-oh! comprehensively exclaim
ed the other woman. "I never thought
of it that way before."
As next year Is leap year, it is in
teresting to know that at least one
man approves of the proposing being
done by women..
"A girl by all mean9 should propose
to a man , if .he is her Ideal," says
George -Willis Cook of the . Boston
School of Social Science. "Women are
getting better educated than men, and
therefore will select more intelligently
and will be more cautious. Marriages
then will be happier.
When women do the proposing and
it Is possible that their growing econ
omic Independence will bring this
boot I wonder if they wlll follow the
same tactics so long pursued by lordly
masculinity when it had everything its
It will be interesting to watch the
evolution of the shy and diffident girl
into the crafty young-woman-about
town, mistress of that art which will,
lead a young man to believe that he is
all In all to her, the while she skill
fully steers clear of any definite pro
posal .upon" which 'a trusting young
masculine person might build substan
It -will be also Interesting to watch
this new woman swell in importance
over her own worth (if she emulates
her brother of the past), and guard
herself from designing persons of the
opposite . sex, or their maneuvering
mammas who are anxious that their
sons shall marry well or marry any
thing that wears skirts (or possibly
bloomers). , -
When woman takes into her own
hands the power of making the mar
riage proposal, will she adopt that air
of lordly superiority, of condescending
nonchalance. In the presence of young
bachelors who, In her heart of hearts
she just knows would Jump at the
chance If she but said the word? And,
having made selection among them, at
her1 convenience, would she proceed to
queen It over the household, leaving
all the unlovely drudgeries and incon-
but the Canadian census of this year lowing the receipt of a letter from
them to be gross exaggera-
Itooeevclt as a Stainpedcr.
II r. Barnes, the republican boss of
New York, has assured Colonel
Roosevelt that the Empire state dele
gation will support him, if he again
aspires to the presidency. In reply
"All I can say is, in the words of
Abraham Lincoln, that this is a bridge
that I cannot be justly asked to cross
until I com to it." '
Many of Colonel Roosevelt's closest
friends declare that this will be his
last word upon the subject of a pos
This means that the colonel is to be
a stampede candidate.. He wants to
defeat Taft. If this can not be done
with La Toilette, the colonel's name
will be sprung on the convention at
the psychological moment and under
such circumstances he will be nomi
the president at Washington. The
president's letter was a confirmation
of his message to. congress in which
he urges national cooperation in the
project Furthermore, he urges the
continuance of the federal commis
slon to investigate and confer with
state officials relative to the plan.
The project was reporvsd feasible by
this commission, but Go 'ernor De-
neen's efforts were made futile by the
opposition of Lorimer Influences
which defeated a bill for the appoint
ment of a state commission at the
last extra session of the legislature
Crew Sets a Speed Record.
Dixon, Dec. 25. A new speed reo
ord for the Galena division of the
Chicago & Northwestern was hung up
by a Northwestern train ;rew. A spe
cial train of four steel coaches was
run from Chicago to Clinton, a dis
tance of 133 miles, In 136 minutes,
The Insult to Jews.
The RissUn authorities declare
American Jews not can be admitted
into RusMa because among them
muny are anarchists or revolutionists.
If Russia were to confine itself to
these classes the United States could
otter no serious objection. But what
are the facts?
Otcar Hammersteln, the great Im
presario, was refused admission to St
Petersburg whither he went to secure
operatic Ulent. Mr. Hammersteln is
The president of the company that
erected the magnificent Pennsylvania
station in New York City desired not
long ago to go to St. Petersburg to ne
gotiate for the contract for a some
what similar station which the Rus
sian government intended to erect
there. The state department Issued
him a passport But at the Russian,
embassy in Washington approval was
refused on the ground that the appli
cant. Mr. Horowitz, was of the Jewish
That rs. because ot his religious be
lief Mr. Horowitz waa barred from en
tering the Russian empire, a privilege
granted to all American citizens under
the Russian-American treaty.
The ending of this discrimination, is
what Is intended by the movement re
sulting in the abrogation of the treaty.
GETS HIGH TOST IS
" , "
venient virtues to her spouse, holding
up his allowance when it suited her.
and "working off her bad temper on his
poor" mother if mother-in-law dared to
say a word in her abused darling's de
When women were economically de
pendent upon men, it was natural that
a girl waited for a man to suggest that
he take upon himself her father's job
of paying her bills.
Nowadays, however, a girl goes out
Into the world and pays hen own bills.
By the time somebody wants to marry
her, she is earning and managing an
Income equal to bis, if not more. She
is economically Independent Yet, no
matter how much she may love a man,
the must wait for him to ask her to
give up the position to which is at
tached a good salary, to take "None
where. In return for "the prefix of
Mrs." and nothing else certain,' she
gives her labor and her liberty.
It does seem as if the most modest
of girls should have the right to select
the men they deem most fit to be hus
bands and fathers, instead of trying to
fall in love with the men who select
As it is, women have only the reto
power, which they are exercising more
and more, as they are the more able
to put aside the necessity, of marry
ing for a home. But the self-respect
ing woman ought to have the right to
go a step further and. Instead of wait
ing for the right man to wake up, give
him a shake and tell him that she's
willing and able to jog along in double
harness with him if he's willing and
able, too. There would be no boldness
nor Immodesty in such an action In
the case of a woman who has proved
her ability to support herself and prob
ably several others. But I doubt if it
will ever come to pass, except in rare
instances at least not in your and my
THEY SAT IT WORKS.
Talking about marriage and propos
als and such here's an old supersti
tion which may help along, if you
don't want to do any proposing by
word of mouth.
Get a piece of mistletoe and hang it
in a conspicuous place so "he" will see
it and take advantage of it on Chris-
mas day. If there isn't any special "he"
and if anybody will do, bribe or force
some masculine individual to "do the
proper" under . that mistletoe. They
do say that It never fails, and that the
girl who isn't kissed under the mis
tletoe on Christmas day is sure to re
main unwed during the following year.
But, then who's superstitions, any
YVrEXX If It must be cm the- fly
We bid another year goodhy.
I guesa it must, tor that's the how
Of years, aa you must all allow.
. They coma and so, they go and coma, .
Almost as automobiles hum.
Which brings us to this truth profound,
A year ain't muca to stick around. .
it doesn't Mem ao very Ions
8inoa this year came In young and
Elnca timidly Its steps began.- .
And here it is an also ran
' A common year that used to be.
Dead to the world and you and me,
A bit of history and not -A
very large. Important blot
And has it UBe3 us wen or ill.
Given us a lemon or a thrill.
Been gentle with us in a way
Or bumped us every other day?
It will not matter anyhow
In ten or twenty years from now.
For It will in the discard go
As one of those we used to know.
And that's the way they oome and skip.
As just the span 'twixt cup and lip,
Just going, never standing pat
And when we see one take its hat
To go, oh, dear, wa know not where.
Although a little we may care.
We neither sigh nor shed a tear.
But simply say, "So long, old year!"
"I can't make bead or tall out of this
article you have written."
"It Is a great piece of work, though.
"Bat it doesn't mean anything."
"Of course not I Intend to sell It to
some political party for a platform.1
"He was almost a hero once. - He
plunged Into the water to rescue a girl
from a briny grave."
"And did he succeed In his noble pur
"No; she wouldn't let him because
they had not been Introduced."
"Did she drown?"
"Not much. She swam ashore plumb
disgusted. She was expecting another
man to rescue her and he never wet
Tlie Argus Daily Story
How They Gained Time By Janet Littleton.
Copyrighted. 1911. by Associated Literary Bureau.
Elmer Worthington, a banker of both
financial and social prominence, called
his daughter Mabel into his private
waiting room sad said to her: -
"My dear. I am very much troubled
at having seen you walking with this
actor, who seems to have thrust him
self upon you." .
"You are mliitaken, papa, tn assum
ing that Mr Deane has thrust himself
"Well, he Is an actor, and I wish you
to understand that no actor la welcome
In my house."
"The profession of the stage Is an
artistic calling, and I consider It above
buying and - selling merchandise or
lending money. But you are not right
In assuming that Mr. Deane is an ac
tor. He was an actor, but la now a
playwright, which means that be Is a
member of the literary profession. Hej
Is the son of a gentleman, has recelv-
v THE COAL MINER v
(St Louis Republic.)
The Knoxville mine disaster once
more illustrates the courage and mag
nanimity of the coal miner when the
hazards of the business run against
It is a bit singular that in an age
which has raised a numerous crop of
writers of stories of the world of toll
and of physical peril the coal miner
should have been overlooked. We
have Cy Warman'g engine men and J
Owen Wister's cowboys, Mark Twain's
river pilots and Ralph Connor's lum
ber Jacks. F. Hopklnson Smith, has
immortalized the submarine diver, but
the subterranean miner who walks 'in
darkness and Walts his chronicler,
apologist and champion.
The real miner is a very different
person from the miner ',of popular
thought as different as the real lum
berman is from the pleasing creations
of the fancy of Ralph Conpor. While
he works with pick, shovel and drill,
he is in reality a skilled laborer. He
may live in a wretched dry goods
box of a house and be as improvident
as a summer moth, but he is ' a man
for a' that."
The coal miner must perforce be a
scientific man. He may not recog
nize himself from the description, but
it is accurate. He knows more about
the behavior of gases and the law8 of
ventilation than the university gradu
ate in physics. He has to know these
things; his life depends on it
Every miner is a practical geologist,
Faults, "slikensides," the intimate
characteristics of coal, ' limestone,
sandstone and shale, the peculiarities
of various 'kinds of "tops overlying
veins of coal all these he is familiar
ly acquainted with.
When a man's life depends on the
soundness of the rock above uis head
he is likely to have something more
than a theoretical knowledge of rock.
The miner works in a dark world.
Eye and ear are trained to a sensa
tlveness the worker in daylight knows
nothing of. He works beneath hun
dreds of feet of earth and rock. His
business is the removal of the sup
porting coal, which has carried all
Forces of a magnitude unimaginable
to the ordinary man are at work about
him all the time. He must bring down
the overlying formation In . the ex
hausted workings to relieve the pres
sure above his head. He must know
when and how the "ground"' will
"break" and when the wrath of the
earth-gods is awakened and flight is
the sole resource. "
The miner is not impressive, per
haps, above ground, but he Is a king
in his own right In his proper realm.
No worker in the whole fabric of
modern society is more faithful or
does greater service in proportion to
"In former times men sold their
daughters for a good round sum. It
wasni so easy xor an enterprising
young man to go out and pick up a
wife at a bargain."
"Is It different now?"
"They don't sell them any more."
"No; they are often glad to give
When He Got Around te It
"This hubbub on New Year's ought
to be stopped. It Is a disgrace to our
"Why don't you stop it?"
"I am going to after I finish a little
job I have of making the earth turn
from west to east for awhile."
"She seems to be looking Into the
"I suppose she has her career all laid
"She has picked her third husband,
and she hasn't married her first yet'
Across the turkey's troubled brain '
Some gleams of reason flit
At last, alarming truth, 'tis plain
Why man was good to it
Taft and the Wool Tariff
Getting the Joy Riders.
Reports of the successful operation
of ' device used in Pasadena, CaL, to
catch Joy riders and bring them to
ome sflght measure of Justice have
been read with interest by some in
The device takes three police officers,
SEVELLOM L. CROWN
Phillip H. Patchln has been suc
ceeded as chief of the division of in
formation in the state department
at Washington by Sevellon L. Brown.
It la a post of considerable respon
sibility. Although but a young man.
Brown baa been in the government
service for several years.
Misfits at the Bargain Sale.
Nell I atopped in at bargain sale
today. Belle Did you see anything
that looked real cheap? , Nell Yes:
reveral men waiting for their wives.
t (Atlanta Georgian.)
There is nothing about the report of
President Taft's tariff board to occa
sion anything more than an "I told, you
to" from the nation.
Here is how the president himself
snms up the board's finding:
"Although these duties (woolen) do
not Increase the prices ot domestic
goods by anything like their .full
amount. It is none the less true that
vuch prohibitive duties eliminate the
possibility of foreign competition, even
in times of scarcity; that they form a
temptation to monopoly and conspira
cies to control domestic prices; that
they are much In excess of the differ
ences in cost of production here and
abroad, I recommend that
such revision (downward) be proceed
ed with at once."
If this says anything more or less
than the lowered tariff bill passed by
the democrats and insurgent republi
cans last spring, but vetoed by Presi
dent Taft, the most penetrating scru
tiny fails to discover it
Big Bill is slow. All his mental pro-
uses seem slow. Deliberation is
good,' but when carried to an extreme
Jt may defeat its own purpose.
Last spring ail the country and a
majority of congress was in a hurry
to have something done about schedule
K, but William said, ''Hold a minute.
Do nothing rash. Walt till my board
compiles a ton cf statistics to prove
what we already know; then we will
And when everybody was busy with
Christmas shopping and paying with
their purchases the high rates that
might have been lowered last spring,
tbe president gets in a hurry, and wants
Ft-heauie K. trimmed at once. But H
will be next December before Christ
mas shoppers can get the benefit
When the president is slow, he Is
very, very slow; but when he hurries,
ne is horrid. , ,
Boy Confesses, Many Thefts.
Galena, I1L, Dec. 25. Gussie Schu
bert, 18 years old, today confessed
complicity in numerous robberies of
summer camps along the Mississippi
river, according to the local police.
Sometimes a man who marries with
great deliberation wishes he bad de
liberated awhile longer.
Probably because she is amply able
to take care of herself a young widow
feels minded to have some man take
care of her.
Patience is an admirable quality, but
sometimes it doesn't seem very heroic
When we get something for nothing
It often proves dear at half tbe price.
In the opinion of some persons one
favor Is done in order that it may pave
tbe way for you to do them another.
A college education is frequently one
of the means by which hoarded coin
gets back into circulation again.
It is a good thing to think before you
speak, but to Impose the condition
might be to ause a great silence to
fall about us.
There are some men who are so ar
dent in their pursuit of wealth that
they die In tbe poorhouse.
. " -
Nobody ever saw a baldbeaded wo
manand nobody ever wanted to.
One of the hardest blows to a man's
vanity is finding that his son regard
him as much of a back number as ha
once regarded his son's rrrandfatber.
I( yon are suffering from biliousness,
constipation, indigestion, chronic head
ache, invest one cent in a postal card,
send . to Chamberlain Medicine com
pany. Dm Moines, Iowa, with your
name and address plainly on the back.
and they win forward you a free sam
ple of Chamberlain's Stomach and Liv
er Tablets. Sold by all droxxista,
SAW Tit HIM HIS WOUXD BS SON-EJ-LAW.
ed a college education and went on the
stage for a short time In order to pre
pare himself for the work ot writing
"Playwright or actor, his associa
tions are not our associations, and I'll
have none of him. Don't let me bear
of your ever being seen In his company
There was a rebellious fire In the
girl's eyes as she left her father that
showed him the affair had gone fur
ther than he had supposed. Mr. Worth
ington was not a man to give an
order without taking pains to Insure
its being carried out He did not sit
down calmly, relying upon bis daugh
tar, on rellection, obeying him, nor
did he assume that if she persisted
in her Infatuation he conld prevent
her. He hired a detective to watch Mr.
Deane and report to him if tbe actor
were ever again seen in Mabel's com
pany, after which drastic measures
would be taken.
It was not long before the detective
reported that Deane and Miss Worth
ington were seen sitting side by side
at a matinee. The meeting was re
ported to the banker, who told his
daughter that he bad heard of her dis
obedience, to his order and if she de-
fled him again he would send her
away where she would bave no op
portunity to see the actor. A clandes
tine meeting took place soon after
this, in which Mabel told her lover of
her father's threat which she knew
be would make good.
The same evening she had an inter
view with her father, in which she
told him that be must look to Mr.
Deane to fulfill his orders. If the play
wright joined her be did it on his
own responsibility, and her father
must call him and not her to account
for such action. This was something
of a relief to the parent. wl3 would,
rather deal with a man than a wom
an, even if that woman were bis own
daughter. He did not doubt that
Mabel would assist her lover rather
than her father in any contest that
mightarise between the two, but he
considered himself a match for both.
Within a fortnight his detective re
ported that the lovers had been seen
together. Mr. Worthington spoke to
his daughter about the matter and
asked her if it were true. She replied
that, as she had informed him, be must
settle all such questions with Mr.
Deane and she had nothing to say.
"Very well," replied her father. "I
shall write Mr. Deane that if he again
thrusts himself upon yon I shall take
such means 'as I think proper in tbe
premises." . .
Mabel left bim without a word, and
he knew that tbe fistit wltb tbe play
wright was on. He sent the note, as
he Informed -his daughter be would,
and received a courteous reply, as follows:
My Dear 81r If your Informant on the
do" and hour of this alleged meeting had
pt ed my t.ouse In A., the suburb In
which I live when at home.- and looked
ap at my study window he would have
teen me diligently engaged at my work,
which, was on that occasion putting In
'.he dialogue of a play tbe scenario of
wnlcb I bad Just finished. I tmdetttood
from your daughter that you bad for
bidden her to inert me again, t hava the
honor te be yiwjr obedient servant.
Mr. WortMrgton called his detec
tive for an txolanation. and the latter
admitted that be had not seeo the
lovers-together. He bad seen Miss
Worthington enter a friend's bouse
and bad seeit a man who looked very
like Deane entr tbe same bouse
half an hour later. After leaving Mr.
Worthington the spy took a train Im
mediately for A went to Deane's
bouse and siw bim at work at his
itudy window. Earing reported tbe
fact to tils employer, tbe. latter bired
another deterUve'v watch the play
It was not long before tbe dty de
tective reported another meeting. Mr.
Worthington took a memorandum of
the day. honr and minute and sent it
to the detective at A. The spy, who
waa a woman. living opposite the
Deanes, 'reported that at that time
she saw Mr. Deane writing at his desk
near tbe study window. Half an hour
later she made a note of the fact that
bis mother came to the window, notic
ed that the sun was shining too
brightly on her son's desk and pulled
down the shade.
This seemed to establish an alibi.
Instead of writing a threatening note
to the playwright, Mr. Worthington
simply reported the fact to him that
he had been again Informed of a meet
ing of Mr. Deane and bis daughter
and would Ilka to know if it were true.
Deane wrote a reply stating that he
had not left his residence at en
the day be was reported to have met
A third report of a meeting between
the lovers came to Mr. Worthington,
but not through cither of his detec
tives. The lovers were said to nave
been seen walking in a park near the '
center of the city. The person report
ing the meeting was a sister of Mr.
Worthington, who. In the event ot big
daughter's death or disinheritance,
would inherit the principal part ot his
property. He telephoned at once to
bis spy in A, asking if the playwright
was seen in his borne on the day and
hoar named. The reply came that Mr.
Deane had not been seen there after
10 o'clock in the morning, when be
had driven out with his mother.
Since he was reported to have been
seen walking in the park with Mabel
at 3 in the afternoon he would have
bad ample time to go to tbe city to
keep an appointment at that hoar.' Mr.
I Worthington, who waa now moving
! more cautiously, wrote Mr. Deane,
stating the facta and asking for an ex
planation. Mr. Deane's reply contain
ed affidavits ot three different persons
that they had seen him driving In U.
a suburb of the dty, fifty miles dis
tant, between 8 or 4 o'clock In the
afternoon ot the day in question.
When Mr. Worthington read these
replies bis brow lowered. He was
aware that his sister was next ot kin
after his daughter, and he at once sus
pected her of plotting to prevent Ma-
i m. uurrmn. .tin unii h
of such a scheme the more feasible It
seemed to him. He remembered that
it a girl set her heart on a man and
meets with a disappointment ah la
very apt not to marry any one etae. If
Miss Amelia Worthington could secure
Mabel's disinheritance, that would be
even a better scheme than to prevent
her marriage. It he had been convinc
ed of a plot on- the part of his sister
he would have consented to his daugh
ter's marriage at once. But the mat
ter was merely a suspicion.
However, he was not sure but that
some one was acting In opposition to
Deane and Mabel, and this mollified
him considerably. When one evening
Mabel asked bim to take her to the
theater he consented. It wss tho first
night ot a new play, but tbe old gen
tleman knew nothing about that All
be did know was that as the play
progressed the audience. Including him
self, became very much impressed with
it and finally enthusiastic. When the
curtain fell at the end of tbe third act
shouts wre made for tbe author.
When he appeared Mr. Worthington
found himself joining in tbe storm of
applause. Then, putting on his glasses
and taking another took at tb'v re
cipient what was bis. astonishment
when he aw in him his would be son-in-law
Mr. Deane's play was reported by the
critics in tbe morning newspapers as. a
grent hit and the playwright found
himself famous. Not only a living, but
a fortune was assured. From tbe mo
ment of Mr. Worthlngton's leaving the
playhouse be ceased bis opposition to
his daughter's match, bis change of
mind not only being due to Deane's
success, but to what Worthington sup
posed to be a plot on the part of bis
sister to get possession of his property
after bis death. So one day. after a
conference between bim and bis daugh
ter, she left him with bis consent to
One day some time after the wed
ding Mr. Worthington. who had be
come quite fond of bis son-in-law, ex
pressed tbe opinion to bim that Miss
Amelia Worthington had laid a plot
to secure his property.
"I can't permit any one to suffer un
justly," said Deane. "so I must exon
erate your sister from any such sus
picion. This involves s confession.
VYben as'an actor I was studying tbe
technique of the stage 1 took a double
part, requiring my appearance on tbe
boards when I was not there. A dummy
was constructed that - was my exact
twin. When you put detectives upon
tne this dummy was placed In my
study window and afterward, when I
drove out with my mother, was car
ried wrapped in a shawl Into tbe car
riage. I got out at tbe station and my
mother drove to L. with the dummy
sitting beside ber. while 1 went to
meet Mabel in the park."
Dsc. 25 in American
1635 Samuel de Cbamplain. founder
of Quebec and discoverer of Lake
Cbamplain, died; born 1067.
ITS? Daniel Shays broke up tbe su
preme court at Worcester, Mass.;
Shays' insurrection suppressed soon
1S04 Combined army and navy attack
on Fort Fisher, N. C by Federal
1003 Revolution in Santo Domingo.
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