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THE ROCK ISlUAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1912.
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Saturday, February 17, 1912.
It would not be half bad Idea to
givo the business streets a scouring
before another freeze sets In.
Americans are beginning to wonder
If, after all, Diaz didn't give Mexico
as good government as Mexico de
served. The Manchus have abdicated the
throoe or China after 300 years, but
"Tama Jim" Wilson still is secretary
The blow that was dealt the Stand
ard Oil company by the supreme court
does not appear to have sent it
through the ropes.
The duty on real Irish potatoes re
cently received into this country
amounts to 1700,000. There is an
other thing which Is new in our time.
Over three and a half billion young
fish and fish eggs were distributed
last year by the fishery ' commission
of the United States, and yet the price
of fish Is high.
Tbe colonel's position, according to
tbe Quincy Herald, may be summed
up in the query: "Does a man want
a drink because he's thirsty, or is he
thirsty because be wants a drink T"
Out in Kansas the snows have laid
the foundation for a wheat crop. In
the mountain canons the snows have
stored up the water for irrigation pur
poses. Nature goes right on creating
real prosperity, regardless of what tbe
Speaker Charles Ad kins started out
a while ago as a candidate for gov
ernor. He literally tore up tbe whole
earth and opposed practically every
faction in his party. The consequence
was that when he got through, as his
party was composed entirely of fac
tions, he had no following and now be
is out of the race altogether. It is a
great question in politics whether to
antagonize all the-factions or whether
to harmonize all the factions. The
fellow who starts out as Adkins did
Ic fight the whole bunch, will find him
self before long, fighting alone, and
that is where Adkins found hinwelt
before the campaign was fully in
GOOD WORDS FROM A GOOD
The Peoria Herald Transcript, repub
lican in politics, has the following ex
ceedingly complimentary editorial ref
erence to Supreme Court Judge George
"Justice George A. Cooke of Aledo,
who was elected to the supreme court
of Illinois in 1909 to fill a vacancy,
is a candidate for reelection. Judge
Cooke is a democrat, but the Herald
Transcript, believing that the selec
tion of supreme court Judges should
be above partisanship, has no hesita
tion'ln endorsing him for reelection.
Judge Cooke has made a record dur
ing his service on the bench which
proves him capable, fair and honora
ble. He has served with credit to
himself and his high office, and his
pinions have not only been good law
but good sense. There is a well es
tablished precedent In Illinois a pre
cedent thus far happily uadlsturbed by
partisanship to continue on the bench
those members of the high court who
have given satisfactory service.
The Herald-Transcript, placing the
capability and integrity of the Judi
ciary above politics, believes that this
precedent should hold good in the case
of Judge George A. Cooke."
It is of common knowledge that the
express companies haVe been impos
ing extortionate rates upon their pa
trons and in those rates practicing un
fair discrimination. On top of this has
come proof of the fact that they have
even been charging above the rates
they have fixed for their services.
This state of affairs has been
brought to light by the investigation
of the express companies which is be
ing made by the interstate commerce
commission. An agent of the commis
sion discovered that in one month
there were 8,000 cases of overcharg-
lng by a single company, the excess
over the card rates being $67,000. In
answer to thla testimony the attorney
of the company explained that the
overcharges were due to mistakes on
the part of employes and that all but
0 per cent of them had been refund
d. This means that the overcharged
patrons who did not complain of the
(eiiortlon and demand restitution were
cheated out of more than $13,000.
And it la a poor defense for corpora
tions that return such enormous profits
to their stockholders as the express
companies hare paid to admit that
they have incompetent employes.
The more light that is thrown on
the inner workings of the express com
panies the greater appears the neces
sity of placing them under government
regulation and providing healthy com
petition. FOR JUSTICE SAKE. '
While the average human being
shrinks at the thought of four yonng
men being executed at the hands of
the law, yet none will doubt that the
Quartet that went to the gallows in
Cook county yesterday paid a just
penalty due to the law, due to so
ciety and due to humanity. Regard
less of how people may differ on the
purely sentimental theory as to the
right or expediency of the death pen
alty, here was a case where nothing
short of the severest lesson man is
capable of Inflicting would suffice.
Chicago has been suffering from a
reign of murder and terror. The
gang of six young men of which the
four whose lives were .claimed yes
terday were members, was composed
of as cold-blooded devils as were
ever born. They went" out deliber
ately to rob and kill. Their victim.
a. truck gardener whom they way
laid in the dead of night, begged for
bis life for the sake of his wife and
children, after they had robbed him.
Yet they slew him for the mere sat
isfaction of killing him. The law
did well to apprehend the scoundrels
and put them, out of the way.
The negro who died on the same
fallows a few hours later, was a
paroled convict, who killed a man
whose house he had entered and
whose daughter he had attacked. He,
too, deserved the fate that overtook
him. At least all five xot what was
coming to them the law's extreme
penalty, not in the spirit of revenge
or rlndlctlveness, but as a warning.
And this is what Chicago needs right
now a lesson, a terrible example.
In two years there have been ap
proximately 800 homicides in Chica
go and its environs, an average of
about 28 a month. During the per
iod until yesterday not a single one of
this appalling list of slayers had been
brought to the gallows.
Tbe facts speak for themselves.
HELPING IMMIGRANTS AND CITI
ZEN'S. There were 30,657 admitted aliens,
naturalized citizens, and native Amer
icans who asked for and were given
information regarding opportunities for
employment and places for home
building in this country in the fiscal
year 1911, as compared with 18,239 in
1910, the Increase being 12,418, or 3
per cent, according to a statement sub
mitted by T. V. Powderly, chief of
tbe division of information, to Secre
tary Nagel of the department of com
merce and labor, through the commis
sioner general of Immigration.
This work has been undertaken for
the purpose of more equitably dis
tributing the Immigrant population and
as a means of relieving tbe conges
tion of aliens in the eastern part of
the country. It enables them to ob
tain employment at interior industrial
points, especially on farms, and tends
to prevent a further increase in the
overcrowded slums of the great Amer
ican cities. Particular care is taken
to direct no one to a place where he
would replace labor already employed.
In accordance with the uniform
practice of the division no applicant
for information has registered more
than once, no matter how often he
applied. Furthermore many of those
who applied represented others, so
that it is believed fully 100.000 per
sons were either directly or indirectly
benefited from information furnished
by the division.
With reference to the occupation
of the applicants, it Is stated that the
farm laborers in 1911 numbered 7.134,
which was an increase of 1,932, or 31
per cent, over the total for 1910, and
the day laborers, 8,028, which was 3,-
1, or 65 per cent more than in the
preceding year. Those two occupa
tions account for nearly 50 per cent
of the whole number in 1911.
AUTO BANDITS SNATCH
$10,000 IN DIAMONDS'
New York, Feb. 17. The automo
bile bandits, who on Thursday held
up two bank messengers and stole
125,000, Jumped from the Wall
street district to the hotel and shop
ping district of Fifth avenue and
Three men in the taxicab type of
car trailed George H. Horth, a dia
mond dealer, from Broadway and
Thirty-fourth street to Fifth avenue,
through Fifth avenue to Thirty-fifth
street and weet on Thirty-fifth street
to a point 200 feet from Sixth ave
nue. There two of them Jumped from
the cab, stunned the Jeweler with
blows from a blackjack, ripped a wal
let containing $10,000 worth of un
set diamonds from his coat pocket,
and made their escape.
The robbery occurred shortly be
fore 7 o clock in the evening, when
the streets of the vicinitr were
thronged with pedestrians and ve
hicles and with a policeman standing
only zoo feet away.
vben the news of. the holdup
reached police headquarters. Deputy
Commissioner Dougherty and Inspec
tor Hughes were declaring to the
newspaper men that they had mad
rrogree toward capturing the high
waymen who stole $25,000 the pre
They had made two arrests In the
case of Beckerman, the boy who was
held up last Saturday on the Bowery
and relieved of $965 by thugs, who
escaped In an automobile, aa did
. "The true optimist does not love the
world because he is an optimist; he
is an optimist because be loves the
Dear Mrs. Thompson Please tell
me how to, polish furniture so it will
not show finger marks. MRS. H.
. ; Wring a cloth out of hot water and
wipe the furniture off before putting
on the furniture cream. The result
will be a very high polish that will
not finger mark.
Dear Mrs. Thompson Is there any
way to prevent the frame of an um
brella from rusting? G. N. H.
Before using a new umbrella, in
ject a small quantity of vaseline into
the hinge portion of the frame. Vase
line will not spread like other oils
and spoil the covering, and is a sure
preventive against rust. Wet umbrel
las should be stood on their handles
to dry. This allows the water to run
out of them Instead of into the part
where the silk and ribs meet, which
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus. X
President Taft has made announce
ment of his purpose to veto any tariff
bill for which his tariff board has not
The theory upon which this govern
ment is built a theory Mr. Taft him
self commended in his denunciation of
the recall is that the legislative, ex
ecutive and Judicial branches shall
each exercise certain well defined du
ties. The president's threat, there
fore, amounts to coercion of , the
legislative branch of the government.
What is involved may perhaps be bet
ter understood by supposing that the
president should publicly announce,
while a case was pending before the
supreme court, that unless a certain
decision were made he would at once
start impeachment proceedings. In
that event there would be exactly the
same encroachment upon the Judicial
as he now makes upon the legislative
"ELEVATITfG" THE WORKKCMAN.
President McKinley, in one of his
speeches, said: "It must be conceded
that the protective system has digni
fied and elevated labor. We observe
its triumphs on every hand.
The industries most benefited by
the high protective policy are steel,
wool and cotton manufacturing, and
we observe the way in which these
trusts have "elevated" labor. We see
"As one whom his mother comforteth." haiah LXVL 13.
A book unheeded in her lap, she sits with dreaming eyes
And looks from out the window at the distant hills that rise
Yet soon she crosses all the hills and finds a pathway straight
To where the children clamber on the fence beside the gate:
To where the children Hail her with their shouts of wondrous glee.
Yet still the book, unheeded, lies half-open on her knee. "
And far from out the window bends the sky in hazy blue,
And she fares forth upon a road that leads the meadows through.
That hurries down the city streets until she finds a door
Which opens to her gentle knock; and then, as oft of yore.
She hears the laughter of her boy, she sorrows when he grieves.
Yet still the book is lying with her hand between the leaves.
And now she goes another way, where mountains touch the skyg
She threads the forest fastnesses until she draws anigh
The little c6ttage where her girl has helped to make a home,
Where, in the distance on the sea, are gleams of upflung foamg
And for a while they speak of all the joys that used to be
Yet still the book, unheeded, lies half-open on her knee.
And so she fares till sunset, she goes far and far away,
But always finds her haven at the ending of the day;
And takes her book and idly at the opened pases peers
With eyes that have the softness that is caused by unshed tear,
And sometimes she wiH murmur low, and sometimes she will smile.
For out and over all the laad her heart has been the while
iCoarKsbv au, kv
those of Thursday, but the .prison
ers were just suspects.
When the news of the Thirty-fifth
street robbery came in Commissioner
Dougherty had to admit frankly
' It's an epidemic I confess I have;
causes the metal to rust and the sQk
Dear Mrs. Thompson Is It true that
the grandmother of Queen Anne of
England was a barmaid? ANON.
It is. we believe, auite true that
two queens of England had a barmaid
for a grandmother. The story runs
thus: A Westminster barmaid mar
ried her master, a publican. After bis
death she found a second husband in
Mr. Hyde, a lawyer, who in later years
became Lord Chancellor and Earl
of Clarendon. A daughter of this un
ion married the Duke of York, and was
(he mother of Mary and Anne, Queens
Dear Mrs. Thompson Does biting
off thread do any harm? MARY.
Biting off thread is not only Injurious
to the teeth but there is danger of
poisoning by taking into the system
each time a thread is bitten off a little
of the sugar of lead which Is used in
one result of this "elevating' process
in Lawrence, Mass., where men, wom
en and children are met with bayonets
when they protest against a cut of 22
cents a week In their wages of $6, $7
and $S a week. .
The "elevating" process Is to be
seen, in the flower of its triumph, in
the steel trust's mills, where men are
forced to labor 72 hours a week for
wages paid laborers In free trade Eng
land for 56 hours work.
"Elevating and dignified," truly!
A BIG DIFFERENCE.
"Millions for defense; not one cent
The American woolen trust spent
hundreds of thousands of dollars in
magazine advertising, the purpose of
which was to "educate" the people
into seeing the justice of Schedule
"K," and the way it is making sheep
raisers rich by paying big prices for I
wool, and the way it is selling cloth
for less than such a patriotic concern
ought to charge for it.
And then, when the workers in the
mills objected to a cut of a few cents
a week in their wages, the trust em
ployed an army of guards to protect
its mills. When the state shortened
the hours of labor, wages, of course,
had to come down, for of course that
patriotic company could not pay 22
cents per week to its operatives in
order that they might have shorter
hours and still get the same old $6 a
no idea whether these 'stickups' are
the work of one big band or of three.
or more little bands. We don't know
who the men are or how to find
r'i vrcAr AC smith
A LtTCKT one is he Indeed
Who doesn't know and doesn't care
To know that he a stomach has;
If he suspects one, knows cot where.
A happy man la such a one.
And twice, thrice happy Is his cook.
Who doesn't know about auch things
Except aa mentioned In a book.
He doesn't have to think about
What he can eat and what he can't.
Host anything- that cornea along
He can without compunction plant.
He atowa away all sorts of food.
Wise beads look on and sadly shake.
Were he to meet It on the street
He wouldn't know the stomach' ache.
He laughs at those who pick their food.
Make dainty pecks at thla and that.
He doesn't understand their ways.
For he could eat an old. black hat.
One food is Just as pood to him
As one of sny other brand.
Just so when he sits down to eat
There is enough of it at hand.
Bnt there will come a time some day
When he will learn, to his distress.
That he is much like other men
Composed of stomach, more' or less.
So let him now enjoy himself
And eat a horse if he should choose.
He'll see the day when he will sit
With mashes, patent foods and blues.
"I just love this old fashioned win
ter. Don't y'ou?"
"Well, after you have cleaned the Ice
off the front steps and shoveled the
bbow off the walk and carried In the
coal and out the ashes there is no time
left in which to cultivate the artistic
One Thing Needed.
"Mrs. Millions Is giving her first din
"I suppose it will be very swelL"
"Yes. Her gown is from the fore
most modiste, her flowers from the
most expensive florist and she has the
best caterer and the best singer to
"So there is Just one thing lacking?"
"Lacking? What can that be?"
"A cultivated and capable woman to
act as hostess for her."
"I wonder why Sims sends that boy
of his to college."
"Isn't he all right?"
"Why, tbe chap hasn't brains enough
to tackle one problem in arithmetic."
"Maybe Sims hopes he will develop
muscle enough to tackle eleven on the
"I don't like to eat in thnt restau
"I found a hair in my butter."
"Take off your glasses before you try
that place again."
"How did he make his money?"
"By shady deals."
"And now, I suppose, he is trying to
live down his past"
"No; he is trying to live it up."
As He Saw It.
"A good man is a tower of strength.'
"Oh, I don't know. Some of the best
men I've known couldn't whip Jim Jef
"He always draws attention."
"Huh. that's nothing! If he would
draw a salary it would be better."
Quite a Flier.
Tou think perhaps the price of eggs
Has legs, so tireless is the rsce up.
Bttli legs would be but feeble things.
For wings alone could keep that pace up.
It Is a good thing to have an ear
for music. It helps a lot when you
have to face it
Many have to acquire mind before
they can make It up; hence the delay.
Some men are so handsome that they
attract all their own attention to the
detriment of their business.
Lock is a handy thing to have
aronnd the bouse if for no other pur
pose than, to take tbe blame.
No use criticising tbe other fellow
unless yon are prepared to take hold
and do better.
Self confidence is a good thing to nse
to baffle the confidence man.
Contentment may be comfortable.
but it never gets anywhere.
The fallows who go off on a tangent
are due to come back on a stretcher.
Tbe man who yells the loudest for
something to happen is often tbe first
to dodge the issue.
An attack of tbe grip is often fol
lowed by a persistent cough, which
to many proves a great annoyance.
Chamberlain a Cough Remedy has
been extensively used and with good
success for tbe relief and cure of
this cough. Many cases have been
cured after all other remedies 'had
tailed. Sold by all druggists,
My Brother's Substitute By P. A. MitcheL
Copyrighted. 1911. by Associated Literary Bureau.
Jim and I are twins. We don't look I
as much alike as we did when we
were young, because Jim's hair has
grown much grayer than mine and
I've a scar on my left cheek. But np
to thirty the members of our own fam
ily sometimes bad trouble telling us
There was a breakdown in the fam
ily when Jim and I were eighteen
years old. Father died without leav
ing anything, and Jim and I had to
hustle. I found a situation in one con
cern and Jim in another. Later I was
sent away to establish a branch of the
business in another city, while Jim re
mained where he was. I hadn't seen
him for two years when I heard that
be was ill and in a hospital. Tbe news
was too much for my ability to remain
away from him longer, so I fixed things
up in my business for an absence, took
a train and on arrival went from the
station direct to the hospital.
Jim hud a private room, and I was
shown to it by an attendant I found
him in bed. but Instead of showing ef
fects of an illness I couldn't see but
that he looked as well as ever. He
was mighty glad to see me, as I was
to see him. I asked him to tell me
about himself and how it was that he
appeared so well and yet confined to
his bed. He gave me one of those
frightened looks intended to impose si
lence. Then, pulling me down toward
him, he whispered in my ear:
I want to get out of this. Tour.
coming is a godsend. Get off your
clothes in a hurry and tumble into bed.
I'm going to uut them on and make
my way out Nobody will know, the
difference between you and me."
He looked so anxious and eager that
I immediately began to hustle off my
clothes, and as fast as I got out of them
Jim got into them. As soon aa I was
in bed and Jim was dressed I said.
Now tell me about it"
But Jim gave me another frightened !
look, as much as to say that he couldn't
think of doing so. and was about to go
when I clutched his coattall and said:
"For heaven's sake, don't leave me
this way! Tell me how long I'm to
stay here anyway."
I don't dare take the time. If my
nurse should find us both here it would
prevent my getting dut in your place.
She's liable to come in any minute."
"Well, one thing you must do attend
to my business for me that is. If I'm
to be kept here any length of time." '
"All right; I'll do it." he said. And
before I could get another word out of
him he was gone.
He needn't have been in such a hur
ry, as it turned out, for bis nurse didn't
come in for half an hour. At the end
of that time the door opened, and a
very pretty specimen of femininity en
tered. She was dressed In a nurse's
uniform of spotless white. This was
very becoming to her 'complexion, which
had a lot of red In it ' Then, too, her
eyes and hair were dark, and the con
trast with her dress and cap was
She came up to my bed, looked down
npon me sympathetically lovingly, it
seemed to me placed her hand on my
forehead a warn, soft one and said:
I really must report that you are
ready to be discharged. Tbe house sur
geon will find this out pretty soon, and
I'll get myself into trouble."
Here was a pretty go. Jim had de
parted without giving me the slightest
hint what part to play. The only thing
I could do was to be noncommittal and
learn as much of the situation as I
culd. It looked as though Jim bad
bet n making love to his nurse, had re
covered and. In order to remain in tbe
light of her presence, had lingered in
the hospital longer than was necessary.
But how to reconcile this with his de
sire to escape without her knowing he
bad gone I hadn't even an inkling. The
safest thing I con id think of to say
"Do you really think ko?"
"I certainly do. Indeed, I see no rea
son for continuing this deception any
longer, though it lias been a delightful
experience. Tou know that I love you
and I have perfect confidence in the
love you have both shown and have
expressed , for me. We can meet as
often as my duties will permit until we
can be married."
This was the principal part of it and
If it hadn't Jteen for Jim's desire to
substitute me for himself would have
been all I cared to know. Though 1
was puzzled, my role was much easier
to play than before. I concluded to an
gle for time.
I based my first definite remark on
tbe probability tint my Inferences
were correct namely, that Jim had
had an affair of tbe heart with his
nurse and prolonged bis stay beyond
bis recovery. Besides this, tbe situa
tion was pleasing to me, and I didn't
mind acting on tbe same idea.
"The period I have passed here in
your care," I said, "has been tbe hap
piest in my life. I simply can't bear to
"It must end some time."
"Give me another day. Tomorrow I
will try to make np my mind to leave
A pained expression at tbe prospec
tive parting; passed over her face. ?he
bent down and. placing her pink lips
on mine, gave me a delicious kiss. It
seemed that all the joys tu tbe world
were concentrated in those few mo
ment?. Then, saying that she would
go and bring my noon meal, she left me.
Never in my life have I been placed
In such a quandary. My own dear
twin brother had left me to personate
himself with a woman be loved and
who loved him. I didn't know wheth
er I was acting both dishonorably and
nnbrotherly to him or not. He bad not
confided tle truth to me. He had ex
pected that tbe girl would mistake me
for him. but bad tbe position to which
ibis mistake would place her and me
occurred to him? Probably not He
was In such a hurry that it was likely
fled at receiving caresses that were la-
tended for him. It was as dishonors
ble to the girl as to Jim. What was
Tbe thing I did tbe next thing waa
to eat the dinner she brought me, all
the while the lovellght In her eyea
beaming down upon me. . After I had
finished and she bad removed the tray
she told me that she had reported ma
to be so much better that she had mora
time to devote to other patients, but
she would come in to see me between
her attentions to them. During one of
ner absences I- thought the matter
over and came to the following conclu
sion: I must go on playing Jim's part,'
whatever It was, for I could not do
otherwise without giving him away,
and how serious this would be to him
I did not know. I had been placed in
a position for which I was In no way
responsible. My conscience was clear,
and I didn't see how it could be cloud
ed. I would act tbe part of a respon
I managed to put off my departure
as a discharged patient for two weeks.
How I succeeded In doing It I dont
know, unless it was by the connivance
of the girl who dreaded to part with
me as much as I dreaded to part with,
her. At the end of these tw weeks
I am ashamed to confess that I was
ready to fight to the death my own
flesh and blood, my own twin brother,
for the love of the girl in whose af
fections I had taken his place. I ex
ensed myself by encouraging a suspi
cion in my mind that he had treated
her' shamefully and that I was justi
fied in securing her for myself. At
any rate, I would never give her up to
him or any one else.
But what next? When this query
popped into my bead I was seized with
a sudden desire to get out of the hos
pital,, find Jim and hear from him aa
explanation. Then, whatever It was.
I would tell him that having placed
me in a position to make love to bis
girl, he should not fcomplaln that I had
wuu urr xluua uiui. unu x nvu un
from him? Did she love him or me,
or both of us?
Feeling that If I lay thinking upon
this brain and heart racking problem
I should go mad. I threw off the cov
ers and jumped out of bed. I was la
Jim's clothes in a twinkling and when
my nurse entered again I was read;,
for my departure.
She stood looking at me, surprised.
I folded her lnmy arms, showered
kisses on her face particularly her Up
then dashed away without a word of
explanation as to my sudden depar
ture. 1 S 1. 1 IT.J T hw
in an nonr iiwna wuu jun.
"Why did you put me In thla pest-,
tion and why have I heard nothing
from you since?" I asked Impatiently.
"Does she love me still I mean you?"
"She loves me me, I say not you
"What do you mean?1
"Subside, Bob, and I'll tell you all
about it I dared not write you I mean
myself for fear of giving away the
whole situation. . I went to the hos
pital engaged to be married. I hadn't
had time to inform you of my engage- I
ment before I was taken ill. Immedi
ately after our betrothal my fiance
sailed on a European trip. The hos
pital girl took a fancy to me at once
and showered such attentions on me
that I couldn't help reciprocating. I
very weakly suffered myself to be
drawn into an affair of the heart. I
assure you I didn't realize bow deeply
Involved I bad become before I com
mitted betrothal bigamy.
"In your appearance I saw a loop
hole. I took advantage of it, and from
what you tell me all has turned out
"Jim, you ought to be ashamed of
yourself to win a girl's affections and
then run away from ber."
"To have my own brother to dishon
orably take her away from me. It
seems to me that's the pot calling the
"Call It squared," I said, seizing
Jim's band. ,
I was happy in knowfng that I could
claim our girl, but I was puzzled to
know whether I should do so as Jim
or myself. lie and I talked the mat
ter over and decided that after becom
ing formally engaged I should intro
duce Jim to my fiancee as my twin
brother whom she had never met
This plan worked admirably. After
the ! reduction I twitted my betroth
"I presume, sweetheart, that since
Jim and I are twins you would aa lief
marry one of us as the other."
"H'm!" she replledydeprecatingly. !
would know you apart In tbe dark",
I dare say this Is tbe only case where
in two brothers who had occasion to
quarrel over the same girl tressed
each other instead. But tbe secret is
between Jim and me. Neither of our
wives has an inkling of It Should
Jim tell his wife bow nearly he came
being , carried away by propinquity
during a period of physical weakness
there would be trouble at home. If I
were to tell my wife of the trick by
wblcb one lover was substituted for
anotbr she would be furious.
Feb. 17 in American
1801 Thomas Jefferson's election as
president of the United States de
- tided in the bouse of representa
lives on tbe thirty-sixth ballot
1000 Geronlmo, the once notorious
raiding chief of the Apaches, died,
a United States prisoner of war, at
. Fort Sill. Okla.
Brunswick, Germany The gov
ernment of Brunswick 'is about- to
give to Harvard university a bronze
ci st of the lion monument erected In
tbe castle square-by Henry the Lion