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THE ROCK ISLAND, ARGUS. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 1912.
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Thursday, February 29, 1912.
This is Feb. 29. Are you having
one of those "skip year" birthday
Woodrow Wilson has been blamed
for not standing by his friends. How
about Roosevelt and his fat friend.
Next time the colonel announces he
will not become a candidate they will
ask him to furnish a bond signed by a
Either Roosevelt or Taft will be so
easy to defeat, democrats can not
make up their minds which they pre
' fer to have nominated.
LaFollette should be of good cheer.
Let him remember that Garfield had
but one vote in the convention in 18S0
Just prior to his nomination.
An aviator at San Bernardino, Cal..
fell 200 fet and still lives. That is
nothing to the fall Teddy is going to
. get when his hot air balloon Is punc
tured. How does it happen there were only
even of the little governors when the
colonel counted themf There was an
eighth In the list one time, and of
course we waut to know what became
Governor Deneen never gets tired
telling that he fought for the primary
law, and he keeps right on asking all
the time that it shall fight for him, and
perhaps that is why he always arranges
to have his name come first on the bal
lot LO! THE rOOR IX PI AX.
As though there was not enough al
ready In the record of the white man's
Inhumanity to the Indian, come now
revolting revelations of the condition
- of the aboriginals on the White Earth
. (Minnesota) reservation.
"Who," Inquires the Minneapolis
' Journal, "could suspect that these ig
norant wards of the government, pos-
' sessed of lands that made them poten
tially rich if honestly handled, could
' possibly be permitted to sink into such
mire of poverty and disease? Who
could suppose that the officials ap
pointed and paid by the government to
look after the welfare of these folk
could, even if not directly charged with
the responsibility, possibly keep silent?
Why have they not cried aloud and
spared not? Why have tly not be
sieged Washington for succor? And
If they have without result, then ex
pose the situation in Washington.
"It is not enough apparently that
these poor ignorant Indians should be
robbed of their patrimony, cheated of
their lands, besotted by covetous white
men. Disease in its most fearful forms
has been permitted to follow hard In
the wake of poverty and semi-starvation.
"The congressional sub-committee
has shown a proper determination to
go to the bottom in its investigations.
Prompt action surely must follow its
report to congress. Meanwhile, the gov
ernment ought to take immediate meas-
ures to ameliorate conditions and to
. stamp out the dread contagious dis
eases that have the dreary Pine Point
aboriginals In their grip."
Truly, it may be said the Indian has
been exploited and abused and de
spoiled of his land. If he were a nation
the oppression of him would arouse
the sympathy of the world. He has
proven a savage devil at times, but at
some times he has been aggravated to
exhibit his inherent traits.
GROWTH OK CHRISTIAN
Secretary Shaw reported to the last
Christian Endeavor convention that
the society had more than met the
challenge made to it two years ago by
President Clark to add 10,000 societies
and 1.000.000 members to its roll. Since
July, 1909, 10,845 new societies have
been added and 1.002.345 members in
the societies already organised. More
than 7,000 of the new societies are of
young people. Every state, territory
and province of Canada was represent
ed in the Increase campaign.
The society now numbers in the
world. 79.977 local organisations, with
3. 953. $50 members. Of these societies
are in the United States and
Carada. ard T1.4SS n the world field.
? : r.;.:a'ie 'Uoitnces ct increase are
i.i China, where the 781 societies rep.
rcs'-n'ed an addition of SSI. or nearly
100 per ceut. and India, where there
re new 1.3S7 societies. Of the $200-
tu needed for the international head- I
quarters, Uv,021 has been secured in j
cash and pledges. Among the notable
achievements of the last two years'
term presented by the society were the
successful fight against demoralizing
picture shows, the securing of Sunday
rest for thousands of immigrants.
Many societies are holding evening
classes for teaching English, by which
means five nationalities are approach
ed and made amenable to Christian. En
deavor influence in a single church in
Connecticut. Through such means so
cieties are being organized among a
very large fraction of the foreign na
tionalities represented In this country.
Further, the effective work cf the so
cieties for Christian citizenship., tem
perance. Sabbath observance and oth
er moral it forms and for international
peace, religious missions and social
culture is impressively set forth in the
JIGGLING THE FIGURES.
Here is a business secret: If you
are running your concern at a big
less, but wish to make the figures
show a b'g surplus, simply put off
raying heavy bills until after the re
ports of the receipts and expendi
tures are made up for the year.
This is the system by which Post
master General Hitchcock put the
poetoftce on a "paying basis," ac
cording to charges made by V. D.
Brown, formerly government aud
itor, whose expose oi the situation
is so obviously true that Mr. Hitch
cock has failed to reply.
Mr. Brown shows that the alleged
balance of $219,118.12. announced
at the close of the last fiscal year to
the credit of the postoffice depart
ment, in reality doea'not exist at all,
but instead there Is really a deficit
And in the meantime railway mail
e'erks have been worked to death,
tnd the public is made to suffer
through inferior mail service.
STRONG ARM WORK.
There is strong evidence that the
prairies of the state are not sufficient
ly afire with enthusiasm for the colonel
to please the "Illinois Roosevelt com
mittee," with headquarters in the Con
gress hotel in Chicago. Said committee
is now engaged in sending letters to
central committeemen in Illinois
threatening them with such dire results
as political extinction unless they hur
ry into the Roosevelt camp.
A committeeman, for instance, some
time since received from the colonel's
Chicago headquarters a return post
card solicitation. He was aeked to in
dicate his preference for the colonel
and to get it a matter of record on
the return part of the postcard. The
republican in question wasn't for the
colonel, so he paid no attention.
And now the Chicago committee is
at him in an extended letter that is in
tended to read like a few paragraphs
from the riot act. In this letter it is
(1) Letters will be sent by the com
mittee into every precinct where the
committeeman will not "pledge" him
self in advance to be for the colonel.
Voters in these precincts will be urged
to get somebody else as their commit
teeman. (2) A failure to reply to the letter of
the Chicago headquarters crowd willi.
make it necessary to assume that the
person addressed is "against the nom
ination of the colonel,' and then it will
become necessary for the Chicago third
term boosters to "act accordingly."
They will rogret to do this, but they
will be compelled to do it.
That threatening letter doesn't leave
the impression that the colonel's boost
ers are sweeping everything before
them in Illinois. They seem to be re
duced to the necessity of going out and
pushing their cause with political
strong arm work.
In this particular instance the reply
of the local man to the Chicago boost
ers was short, sweet and rigbt to the
point. It consisted of two words:
Now watch these boosters bsck
themselves off the boards on this par
ticular proposition. They are bluffing.
and they are hardly artists at the game.
There is too much "strong arm" about
They will be wiser and a good deal
tamer after a short while.
IS NOW UNDER FIRE
Chairman Moss of tha congression
al commute, which has been inves
tigating the exploitation of the Flor
ida Everglades by land dealers and
agents of the government, declares
the Jlsco ery of a batch of letter
written by J. O. Wright chief engi
neer of tha Evrgladea company, has
Implicated Aaaistant Secretary of Ag
riculture W. M. Bays. Tha original
Investigation la to give way for the
time being, ha says, to an Inquiry
Into tha charges of Have complicity
In tha sal of tha land.
hi i im'iiBi'i' ft-'&S.jiL,? -'.-..SJ
It is much easier to win applause by 1
skill In games than by ability in more
valuable pursuits Professor Vaughan.
Dear Mrs. Thompson I am 15 years
old and five feet, two Inches in height-
How long should my dresses be worn,?
I have sandy hair and brown eyes.
What color should I wear? Please tell
me an easy way to make dimples in
my cheeks. How can I have my com
plexion pink and white without using
paint and powder? How can I make
my hair curly? CUTEY.
Your dresses should be worn Just
above your shoe tops. Blue is the
most appropriate color. To have dim
ples in your cheeks, pink and white
completion and curly hair is the eas
iest thing in the world. All you need
to do is to never become angry, always
be polite to everyone and kind and
considerate to those who are in
Dear Mrs. Thompson I am a young
man, 16 years old, and ever since I was
a child I have been unable to eat ice
cream when I go out in company.
What would you advise me to do?
All you can do la to decline to eat
it. While this may cause you souiis
embarrassment at the time it will be
necessary, as it probably be impos
sible to cultivate a taBte for it
Dear Mrs. Thompson I am 20 years
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER.)
(Special Correspondence of Tha Arg-us.)
Washington, Feb. 27. The amount
of business being done by the rail-
roads, steel mills, manufactories and
banks of the coun
try at the present
time is considera
bly in advance of
that of a year ago.
The gross earnings
of the railroads for
the first week of
9.81 per cent better
than a year ago.
For the fourth
week of January
the reports from
44 roads indicate a
gain over last year
of 12.27 per cent.
Reports for Decem
ber show an in
crease of net earn
ings over Decem
ber, 1910, of no less
than 7.83 per cent.
Bank clearings last week were better
than a year ago. Foreign trade in Jan
uary was very large. The exports ex
ceeded those of any preceding January
except in 1908, and the imports were
larger than for any preceding month,
with a single exception.
Financial arrangements have recent
ly been made by several railroads for
raising $90,000,000, to be used in ex
tensions and improvements. The Brie
railroad, for instance, plans to expend
$10,000,000 In the next 10 years for
completing the double tracking of its
main line between New York and Chi
cago. The Atchison is raising $50,000,-
000 for new work and equipment, and
other companies are preparing to put
smaller amounts into improvements.
All this does not look as if business
is standing still simply because the
house of representatives is democratic,
or that business fears the election of
a democratic president The pre-elec
tion threat made to Intimidate vot
ers, that the stagnation of business
would follow immediately upon the
election of a democratic house, has
not been fulfilled.
Some of the illegal trusts which
have been throttling competition and
boosting the prices of the things the
people must have in order to live, are
perhaps not particularly enamored
with democratic procedure, but legit
imate business understands thoroughly
that it has nothing to fear from demo
cratic ascendency, and welcomes 'it
PHOTECTIOX VS. TARIFF.
Workmen In Germany are "protect
ed" by a tariff wall like our own
Payne-Aidrich tariff wall. In England
the workers are not so "protected."
According to Aldrich, Smoot, Gug
genheim et al., the German workers
ought to have more ideal conditions
than the Britons. But let us see how
much benefit the German really gets
Bricklayers in free-trade England
receive $9.72 per week and are requir
ed to work tut 62 i hours. Bricklay
ers in "protected" Germany receive
$7.50 jer week and are required to
work 59 hours a week.
This is not an Isolated case. In all
industries the English worker re-
B AaaOV- ""3
H ' i
BAPTIST PASTORS REJECT TITLES
It's Just plain "mister" when ad
dressing the pastor of a Baptist chruch
in the future. The ministers yester
day eliminated the title "reverend"
from the language, as far as they are
The idea of eliminating such titles as
"doctor" or "reverend" was suggested
by Judson B. Thomas, pastor of the
old. I have been married two years
and have a baby, one year old. My
husband is 23 years old and is very
good to me. We have a beautifully
furnished home, and he never goes out
without taking me and the baby with
him, but he doesn't give me all his
pay. What would you advise me to
do? YOUNG MOTHER.
If you have a beautiful home and
all the comforts of life, as well as many
of its luxuries, and your husband is.
as you say, devoted to his family, what
more can you ask? The money be
longs to you equally, and, as he trusts
you to do as you like with the part you
have, why not trust him to do as he
likes with his part of it? He will feel
more independent and I am sure will
not betray the trust
Dear Mrs. Thompson I am keeping
company with one of the sweetest
little girls in the world. I want to ask
her to marry me, but do not know how
to go about it Kindly suggest a way,
Each man has his own individual
system of love making and reaches the
critical point of proposing by hiB own
route. If you are a smoker and can
make rings, why not ask her to hold
up the third finger of her left hand and
then blow a ring onto it? It ts rather
a roundabout way, but she would prob
ably understand your meaning. Any
way, do not delay. Such a girl as you
describe is worth a thousand efforts.
ceives higher wages than the Germans,
and works fewer hours.
And this is jnot all. The cost of liv
ing is much higher in protected Ger
many than in unprotected England.
Where a Briton pays $1.20 in rent a
German pays $1.47. Where a Briton
(unprotected) spends $1.20 on food and
fuel a Brrtnan (protected) spends
The American workingman Is being
outrageously tariff-taxed on every
thing he eats, wears or uses on the
theory he is being "protected," when as
a matter of fact the only thing that is
being protected by the tariff is the mo
nopolies of the tariff trusts on the
necessaries of life.
LA FOLI.ETTE NOT DITCHED.
mere nas 'been in existence a gen
eral conspiracy (over all the east
seeking to make the people of the
country believe that Senator LaFol
lette is out of the race for the nomin
ation for president. The conspiracy
was pretty largely successful, because
many people believe LaFollette has
quit Senator LaFollette is not that
kind, however. He will go down fight
ing, if necessary, but he will not run up
the White flag.
The following extracts of a telegram
sent by Senator LaFollette personally
to North Dakota republicans shows
where the Wisconsin senator stands on
the subject of "laying down:"
"The report that I have withdrawn
as a candidate i8 false, and the state
ments regarding my health are gross
misrepresentations. They are a part
of the pressure brought to bear to
force me from the contest, which
willingly undertook at a time when no
one else could be Induced to make the
I want delegates who are ready to
win, or lose if need be, in the Interest
of a great cause. Let me through you
assure the voters of North Dakota that
I shall as always keep faith with them,
and shall remain a candidate steadfast
to the end."
RELIEF FROM EXPRESS COMPANIES.
A charge of 5 cents, instead of
$1.32, for the delivery of an 11-pound
package on rural free delivery routes,
is in prospect, as the result of the ac
tion of democratic members of the
bouse committee on postoffices and
post road s in incorporating in the ap
propriations bill provisions for a ten
tative parcels post system. The com
mittee members also agreed upon a
general domestic rate of 12 cents and a
maximum package of 11 pounds. This
is the present international parcels
post rate. Under the democratic house
the express companies appear to have
lost their power of moral persuasion
with the po6toffice committee.
TAFT TARIFF BOARD TO GO.
The democrats have had suggested
to them a way to kill off the infamous
Taft tariff board. The plan is to pass
through the .house a bill for the crea
tion of a bureau of tariff statistics that
shall be responsible to the legislative
branch of the government, instead of
to the executive branch alone, and
that shall investigate and report on
facts at the .request of the house,
which has authority to initiate reve
nue measures. There will then be no
necessity for an appropriation for the
tariff board, permitting that body to
die with this fiscal year.
Austin Baptist church, at yesterday's
meeting of the Baptist ministers' con
ference. It met with immediate favor
and a resolution was offered and adop
ted without discussion.
"Addressing ministers of the gospel
by these various titles now in use is
obnoxious to me." said Mr. Thomas. T
favor the elimination of all titles ex
cept plain 'mister "
9r 9VICAJt M. SMITH
A GIRL never knows until she tries It
bow long it takes to buy a pair of
diamond earrings by saving car fare.
The downward road is macadamized
with the rocks of- adversity.
It la a rare woman
haughty In old clothes.
who can be
It almost reconciles us to paying the
doctor's bill when he tells oa ours is
an unusual case.
Borne men no sooner get a job than
they begin bothering the boss about a
The successful man is one who has
sense enough to pare down his square
pegs to fit the round boles.
The only persona who appreciate a
miser are his heirs.
Even a genius can't make a com
fortable citizen out of a blooming
Getting next to a hot time frequent
ly results in a roasting.
Though he has power to crush a stats.
Make trains that run on schedule wait
The magnate la not free from care
Or happy aa a bridal pair.
For, although envied by all men.
He never knows for sure Just when
The populace will cast a vote
That is designed to get his goat
He has a stable full of naga
And many bursting money bags.
More autoa than a man, I fear.
Could shake a stick at in a year.
And every kind and class of boats;
But though he walks or rides or floats.
He never knows while In the swim
Just when the courts will summon him.
He sits where lights are soft and dim
Among the friends who flatter him
Or In the flaming limelight stands
And Issues boldly his commands.
But. while It seems that he has class.
He never knows how soon, alas.
His face will have to play a part
Aa butt of some cartoonist's art.
Life aeems for htm so fine and good.
But were it only understood
Perhaps a tear might tremble when
We see him with his fellow men
And notice that the cash he spends '
Can only bring him selfish friends.
Some grasping, weak, unworthy chaps
We said perhaps.
Easy Ones First
"I hear you are trying to break youi
"Yes; I am making a-serious effort
In that direction."
"And how are you coming?"
"Well, I have most of my good ones
"The novel always ends just where
it should begin."
That is the place to quit."
"But we are just getting interested
In the characters."
"Remember it Is a romance, not a
"He wants to take the stump next
"For which side?"
"He doesn't care."
"I suppose each side is trying to get
him to advocate the cause of the oth
er." Even 80.
"All things come round to him who
"Yes, but the desirable things are
apt to say to him, 'Good night son;
you are too slow for us.' "
To have an auto on the brain
Is cheaper, some will say.
Than having one that piles up cares
With bills for upkeep and repairs.
For which one haa to pay.
"Fred doesn't call on Laura any
"Why, I thought he was on the point
"She told him she was attending
No Excuse For Being Lata,
"I have a new watch."
"What was the matter with the old
"It kept too good time."
"I made a bad break yesterday.
Het Miss Millions, and I said to
It is remarkable bow young
Hard en tha Crowd.
Tha Joke and really It's a bird
Is on the ones who have not heard
That truly we elect in all
One single president next fall.
"My! You wanted fried potatoes,
didn't yonT satf the careless waitress
as the customer in the restaurant fin
ished his meal and rose to leave.
"That's all right" answered the pa
tient man. "I've wanted so many
things all my life that I didn't get I'm
njigdl fa U." TAXk &AVS.'
Up Saltpeter Creek By Clarissa Mackie.
Copyrighted. 1911. by Associated Literary Bureau.
The Chinese cook had spilled hot
bean soup on Harry Barry's immac
ulate white shirt front and the scared
Celestial had escaped from the room
under a f usilade of pistol shots that all
found lodgment In the oak beamed ceil
ing. "You ought not to put on that biled
shirt till after supper," admonished the
Crane as the wrathful Harry wiped
the soggy mess from his bosom. "It's
taking a risk wearing anything decent
at this table nowadays."
"And why?" exploded Ilarry, mind
ful of the fact that this was his only
clean white shirt and his call upon the
pretty Widow Clancy must lack that
"The chink's In loTe," was the
"In lover 1
"Didn't know there was a Chinese
girl within a thousand miles of the
"Can't he find any other way of ex
pressing his love than by acting like a
blamed Idiot T
Of course this last remark came from
Harry Barry, who was consuming
what remained of the soup in his plate.
"They generally do only it takes dif
ferent forms," observed Gabriel mild
ly. A chuckle ran around the table. Un
der cover of its good nature Wan
Sung pushed open the swinging door,
peered fearfully around the edge and
sidled in with a great dish of steaming
Ferhaps he was nervous, it might be
that he was in love. At any rate, when
his mild brown orb met the steely glare
ef Harry Barry's usually amiable eyes
he set the dish of potatoes upon tne ta
ble with such frantic haste that the
largest and hottest rolled from the
pyramid and landed upon Mr. Barry's
Wan Sung emitted a desolate wail as
Harry Barry leaped from his chair and
caught him by the neckband of his cot
ton blouse and shook him vigorously.
"Suffering cats! What's the matter
with you? yelled Mr. Barry excitedly.
"Can't you throw down a dish of po
tatoes without stampedin' 'em all over
"Me solly velly solly," moaned Wan
"That helps a lot," observed Harry
"Me sick In the head velly sick In
the head; me do' know what to do,"
added Wah Sung pitifully.
The cattleman's quick sympathy was
to the fore at once. "What's the mat
ter, boy? ' Have you told, tne doss
that you're sick?"
"No, no; me no tell anybody. Me
velly sick here." Wah sung placed
both yellow hand9 over his heart "It
go what you call lickerty splitty Uck
erty splitty all time."
"It's your heart, boy, not your head.
1 You want to see doctor, eh ?"
Wah Sung writhed bashfully under
the gaze of seven pairs of eyes. "No
no see doctor," he mumbled, edging
toward the door. "Me allee light velly
soon. Me go for walk. Excuse, I get
"Going for a walk, eh?" questioned
Gabriel sharply. "You think a walk
up Saltpeter creek do you good, Wah
The Chinaman shivered as with ague,
and his countenance turned from yel
low to gray. His lips parted In an at
tempted smile as he shook his bead.
"Oh, no, no, me no never walk up Sal'
peder creak! Me walk velly difllunt
"numph! Let him go, Harry," was
Gabriel's advice. When the China
man's slippers were once more slap
ping around the kitchen floor Ilarry
Barry resumed his sent and Joined the
broad grin that went around the table.
"What is it love?" he inquired.
"You onghter know, being a sort of
Judge of symptoms," commented Jim
"What about yourself?" retorted
Harry Harry. "You oughter know
been married three months, haven't
"Stop your wranclln', boys." inter
polated the Crane, unjointlng h-i lean
form and taking advantace of Wah
Sung's absence from the room to ex
press his opinion. "Listen tn me. I've
seen the chink going up the creek ev
ery afternoon after dinner. "
"What is there up Saltpeter creek?"
asked Jim Lewis, lighting a cigarette.
"Nothing but the springs that I know
"Anybody ever been' beyond the
It seemed that none of them had ever
followed the rocky trail beyond tho
gprinps that gave name to the creek.
'Somebody told me that there ued
to be a prospectors' hut up there in the
thicket I've never been there, though,
and couldn't say."
"If Wah Sung's in love why don't he
marry his girl and live happily ever
after?" commented narry impatiently.
"Afraid of the boss robubly. You
know Chinese families are not very
"Plenty of room on the ranch. There's
that little cabin down In' the three mile
pasture. It's not far from the Lunk
house, and Wah Sung could cook Just
the same and not act so confounded!
idiotic over If
"You're appointed a committee of one
to see Wah Sung and straighten the
matter ont," observed Gabriel as he
followed the rest of the cattlemen ont
of doors, and, although narry Barry
made no assent, he was very thought
ful while he went upstairs to bU room
and removed the soup laden shirt and
put on a gray flannel one, which after
all was much more becoming to him
than the glossy white tne.
On his way out he stopped in the
kitchen where Wah Sung was franti
cally washing dishes.
"You married, Wah Song?" t askei
The Chinaman jumped nervously at
the Question and shook his bead In
such rapid negatives that his cue lash
ed back and forth like the taU of an
"MaUled? Me? Ob, no, no, no, no!
Me no like gala me not mallied, oh,
"You got a girlT
"Oh, no, no, nor
"Why not? You think boss not like
you have a girl?"
"Oh he not like Chinese gal. Me no
have gal till me go back to Canton
"I don't think he'd care if you want
ed to get married, Wah Sung. There's
a nice little house down In the pasture,
and you could come up and cook every
day. Why don't you tell the boss?"
"Me no like gals me no want get
mallied," persisted Wah Sung.
As he rode over the well worn trail -
that led to the Widow Clancy's ranch,
Harry Barry was firmly convinced that
the Chinaman bad been lying to him.
It was a bright moonlight night and
he resolved to ask Mrs. Clancy to ride
with him up Saltpeter creek and in
vestigate what lay beyond. The ro
mance involved might lure her into the
It did. She was warmly Interested
In the story of the despairing China
man, and the suspected love affair that ,
might be at the bottom of his erratic
"How long has he acted that way.
Harry?" she asked, as they rode side
by side up the trail, her band in that
of her sweetheart's.
"About three months. Ever since he
came back from a month's leave of
absence. He went to San Francisco,
and he's acted like a crazy flea ever
since," and he told her the story of the
bean soup, and the conversation that
"Foor fellow," sighed Mrs. Clancy,
and Harry Barry leaned over and kiss
ed her lips.
When they reached the springs they
could see that the trail entered a thick
et of thorns, but Harry investigated
and found that the way had been cun
ningly cleared of thorns, so that a per
son might pass through. They left
their horses at the springs, and Harry,
leading the way, they pushed through
the thicket to emerge on the other side
into an open sandy space dropping
down the hillside that formed one
boundary of Lone Bull ranch.
A faint light pricking through the
gloom of another thicket on the hill
side lured them down until they stood
before a small cabin thatched with
branches and almost concealed from
the view of the casual passerby.
"There is a window. You look, dear,"
said Harry Barry, and as his sweet
heart hesitated he added: "You know
it's to help 'em along If it's necessary." -
Then Mrs. Clancy looked through a
corner of the pane from which the cal
ico inner curtain had swung back, re
vealing the Interior of the one roomed
cabin. She looked and looked, finally
reaching out and drawing Harry to
ward her until their faces touched.
They looked upon a little home. It
might have been picked up oat of any
city in China and dropped there on this
lonely Montana hillside. What marvel
ous force had enabled the small China
man to secretly bring from great dis
tances all the little household gods that
meant home to him? Love, of course.
The walls were hung with gayly
printed cottons, and in one co -where
a small altar had been erected
for his ancestral tablets there was a
square of rich silk embroidery. Little
bronze vessels stood on the altar, and
on a bracket there was an Image of a
favorite household god, with an offer
ing of incense smoking before it. A
roll of quilts was on the built In bed
or bunk in one corner, matting covered
the rough floor, a couple of Chinese
chairs were there and a low table.
There was a row of quaint oriental
porcelain dishes on a shelf and odd
cooking utenHils of copper and a brand
new American cook stove of the small
That was not all. There In one of
the chairs sat the daintiest little Chi
nese woman you ever saw. In her
arms she held a yellow morsel of baby
hood, who was staring up at Wah
Sung with beady black slanting eyes
and sucking its thumb contentedly.
Last vf all there was Wah Sung not
the craven, panic stricken cook of the
Lone Bull ranch, but a Chinaman in
vested with the dignity of the head of
a household. He was smiling down at
the baby, with nothing but love in hid
mild brown eyes.
"Poor devil!" whispered Harry Barry
crossly, becau.se his own eyes were full
of tears and b!s sweetheart was wiping
the tear from her pretty blue eyes.
"Poor?" challenged Mrs. Clancy,
J drawing him back to the sprinns and
1 heir waiting horses. "Man alive, Wah
Sung is rich! Let us go straight to
Uoss Clintock and tell him that Wah
Sung U married and that he must give
them the cabin in the pasture."
"Of course he'll d it. But if be
shouldn't?" teased Harry.
"I'll hire Wah Sung myself and build
a Chinese temple for them to live in
snd dedicate it to the god of love," de
clared the Widow Clancy.
Feb. 29 in American
! 1820 Dr. lewis Swift American as
tronomer; noted 'as discoverer of
comets, born at Marathon, N. Y.
1802 Treaty signed between the Unit
ed States and Great Britain refer
ring the Bering sea fisheries dis
pute to a board of arbitration.
London Mrs. Kate Ames applied
for a dissolution of her marriage
with Hugo Lawrence Ames, who was
private secretary to Sir Julien
I'ai ticefote in Washington in 1890
and founder of the Order ot Sir Uala