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the established custom. If It ia
shown that the workers In the steel
and woolen and other trusts get only
$5 or $6 a week, and a tariff bill Is
framed In a way that is designed to
give them more. Senator Penrose
and his followers oppose it. If that
sum is what the workers hire been
receiving, good and well. Let us
have no change. Let us not upset
the regular order. . If once we begin
to change and smash things around,
there's no telling where we might
Every time the tariff has been re
vised, the trusts had the first say.
Theirs was the guiding hand behind
the pens that wrote the various
schedules. Always it has been thus.
The thine has come to be a habit: a
8j 9VTCAT M. SMITH
Thursday, March 7 1912.
If the Taft managers can manage
to keep Teddy talking that will be
all there U to It
Roosevelt says the issue is "shall
the people rule." Seems aa if that
phrase sounds familiar.
Whether in self abnegation or self
advocacy, do you not think the
strenuous one la doing a lot of talk'
lug for a man who is not a candi
date except in a receptive sense?
It is much easier and much more
pleasant to boost than it is to knock.
find It is much more advantageous
and profitable. Get the get-together
spirit and boost all along the line.
"Charity iSvthe characteristic virtue
of the age, not because all are alike
in the practice of it, but because all
are alike in admitting that it ought
to be practiced." (
Dear Mrs. Thompson: (1) Is it pro
per to send a wedding gift when only
why change? Why pay any atten
tion to the demogogues and anar
chists who complain against the sys
tem which forces all the people to
pay tribute, and which forces men
and women and children to live on $5
a week? Senator Penrose, like Pres
ident Taft, is surrounded by men
who know exactly what they want.
"Exactly" is the very word for it.
Nothing "haphazard" about them.
They want no "slip shod" meddling
with their favorite schedules.
The old method is the orderly, ac
customed one. Why change?
custom; an institution. Therefore, ' an announcement is received? (2)
When a woman has been married De
fore and has a child five years old is
it right for the child to take the step
father's name? I do not think so.
What do you think? A READER.
(1) It Is not customary to give
presents when there is no wedding
and announcement cards are sent out
after the marriage. (2) In such cas
es the child often takes the name of
the stepfather. It is better for the
child and the mother to have the same
e e e
Dear Mrs. Thompson Please tell
me how to take lemon juice as a med
icine for biliousness. H. M. N.
Take the Juice of one, two or three
lemons in as much cold water as
makes it pleasant to drink without
sugar before going to bed. In the
morning, at least half an hour before
breakfast, take the juice of one lemon
in a glass of water. This will clear
the system, without the weakening ef
fects of calomel or mineral waters. Do
not irritate the stomach by taking
lemon juice clear. The powerful acid
John Mitchell, who lectures at the
Illinois theatre tonight, 1a one of the
Ideal labor leaders of the country.
Brainy, fair-minded, logical, fearless,
and firm for the cause of the working-
man, he stands today as the champion itban those of Taft.
STUBBS ON ROOSEVELT.
The impulsive Governor Stubbs of
Ktnsas rises like an enthusiast at a
Methodist revival to declare that if
Taft is nominated the 300-pound
president will be overwhelmingly de
feated in November.
This is significant, coming aa it
does from a republican governor who
unhesitatingly asserts that Taft's
nomination will be equivalent to the
death of the republican party, to be
followed by obsequies in the fall.
It looks at this writl-g like Taft
will be the republican nominee. At
this time he has most of the politi
cians with Min who do the national
delegate-picking. What Governor
Stubbs predicts would follow the
nomination of Taft applies with equal
force to the possibility of the nom
ination of Roosevelt. The latter's
glaring inconsistencies are greater
of the juice, which is always moat
corrosive, invariably produces inflam
mation after a while, but properly dil-
luted, so that it does not burn or draw
the throat, it does its medical work
without harm, and when the stomach
is clear of food has abundant oppor
tunity to work over the system thor
Dear Mrs. Thompson How can the
odor be extracted from rose leaves?
Gather the roses while free from
dew (and put them In a glass jar three
quarters full of pure olive oil. After
24 hours turn them out in a coarse
cloth, end squeeze all the oil from
them. Throw awav the old flowers and
repeat the process with freshly gath
ered ones three or four times accord
ing to the strength of the perfume de
sired. The oil being thoroughly im
pregnated with the volatile particles of
the flowers Is then mixed with an
equal quantity of pure rectified spirits
and shaken every day for two weeks.
It may then be potfred off, when it will
be found scented and fit for use.
Dear Mrs. Thompson Please tell
me what to do for sore gums.
Take equal parts of borax and loaf
sugar. Sprinkle on the gums and they
will soon be well.
The Argus Daily Story
Kitty By Clarissa Mackie.
Copyrighted, Hit, by Associated Literary Bureau.
rjHE under dog gets the sympathy
ana nouung eise. remaps that a
the reason why he's the under dog.
The days are often too short for the
work that we want the other .fellow
The man who talks a great deal real
ly can't be expected to keep all of bis
Keeping busy is the way a rumor
works so much damage.
Take care of the present, and the
past will never arise to assail yon.
Being artistic Is picturesque, bat be
ing efficient is desirable.
People who do nothing finally come
honestly to think that there Is nothing
to be done.
A pessimist Is a person who doesn't
see why and refuses to consent to any
one else trying. ;
It is easy to be good when we have
been as bad as we want to be.
Ton never can tell what a flatterer
wants, but you'll be safe in surmising
that it is something you value.
of the rights of labor, enjoying the con-1 is confessedly a standpatter, who ap
fldence alike of the men who toll and ;pioves the infamous Aldrich-Smoot-of
the employer. The vexed questions i Payne tariff bill as the "best ever,"
between labor and capital would al
ways be adjusted upon en equitable
and mutually advantageous basis if
John Mitchell was the arbitrator.
MAKING A FISH POXI PAY.
A 'Warren county, N. V., f? rater two
years ago laid out a fish pond for the
purpose of furnishing his own table
with fish. It was such a success the
first season that he broadened the
cope of his enterprise and now raises
fish for the market. With little ex
pense and practically jio labor, hid
profit the fir it station wag $G50.
Fish-raising has been neglected be
cause the waters of the country were
so well stocked that until within the
last few years the nation had not re
alised that the day would come when
-fish would be practically exterminated
from our lakes, rivers and streams.
However, the day is not far off .when
fish-raising promises to be a highly
profitable industry. Kansas ia one of
the first states to recognize this fact
In Kansas nearly every farmer hug his
private pond for fish culture. The
state game warden of Kansas, L. L.
Dycke, has published a statement In
which he says, that if every farmer in
the state will raise enough fish to sup
ply his own family with one mess a
week, there will be added $1,250,000
to the annual value of farm products
of the state.
If the farmers raise in addition
some ah for sale the revenue can be
increased by from three to five million
dollars a 3 ear. Mr. Dycke adds that
a half-acre pond, kept well stocked
with fibh, will yield larger revenue
each year with less work than any
five acres of tilled land.
!ind who rudely kicks out or office a
i patriot like Pine-hot vihile retaining a ;
inumified reactionary like Ballinger.
Taft has bluntly shown contempt for
the people, and shown that he con
siders the Judiciary powers superhu
man and by divine right free from
pi-bllc interference in his declara
"There are those of us who do not
believe that all people are fitted for
popular Kovernment. The fact is, we
know they are not. Some of us do
not dare say so, but I do."
Roosevelt, on the other band, has
nia.ie a great play to the galleries.
Ills advocacy of the initiative, ref
eiendum and recall sounds patriotic,
but it is merely political vaudeville.
His two terms as president were so
out of harmony with what he now
pietends, his utterances are dis
counted as the vote-seeking subter
fuge of a political vaudevillian.
There Is a deadly parallel between
Roosevelt's repudiation of bis own
letters, .promises and pledges that he
would not Le a candidate and the
repudiation of his own standpat ad
ministration by his present pre
tenses about the initiative, referen
dum and recall.
If democrats could name the can
didate for the republican party, it's
a toss-up whether they would con
sider Taft or Roosevelt the easier to
defeat in November.
With either of them nominated.
democracy will be the long odds fa
vorite in November.
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, March 5. Nothing in
the history of American tariff making
has so thoroughly demonstrated the
fallacy of the high protection principle
as the testimony of the Lawrence,
Mass., strikers before the house rules
The woolen trust is the especial pet
of the hih protectionists. In. order
that this trust may enjoy immunity
from foreign competition, every man,
woman and child in the country pays
tribute. All along this trust has said:
"We must have a high tariff In order
to protect our workmen. We can't
pay American wages if we have to
compete with the cheap labor o Eu
rope.'' STRIKERS TEl.L THEIR STORV.
The rules committee of the house
summoned some of the . strikers to
Washington, and in the same room
where Carnegie and Perkins told how
they juggled millions, this committee
heard fathers, mothers and children
tell how whole families were forced
to live on $5 and $6 a week paid by
the highly protected woolen trust. The
witnesses told how they were forced
to work -ten hours a day; how they
had to use "a sort of molasses" as a
substitute for butter; how children
had to go into the mills at an early
age in order to keep the family from
actual starvation, and how thfc con
stant demand of the mill owners was
for more and more speed and less
and less pay.
In the committee room sat some of
the mill children. They were fresh
from the mills, and a mere glance at
them told more than epoken volumes
could tell. All had pinched faces. All
were poorly dressed, some of them
having only a cheap sweater in lieu
of coat and overcoat. All had dull.
expressionless faces, in which there
was no trace of color or animation
All of them, moreover, were slightly
deaf, because of their work amid the
fearful clatter of the mill machinery,
so that at times the committee mem
bers almost had to shout to make
STOHY OF A LITTLE GIRL.
Among them was one little Italian
girl Camilla Teoli by name who had
caught her hair in a shafting, and had
suffered the almost total loss of her
scalp. She was unable to work for a
year, during which she received not
a cent in damages or compensation.
When at last she was able to get out
of her bed she went back into the
mills at a reduced wage, because she
wasn't as strong as formerly.
All the children looked worn and
old, as though they had been speeded
up beyond the limit of endurance.
These children revealed, as nothing
else could reveal, that "protecting
American workingmen" Is the last
thought of the woolen trust. They
stood as living proof that the motive
in seeking a high tariff on wool was
Once I ran for office
In a little place.
Every one was certain
I would win the race.
In my ear they whispered,
"You are to the good;
Tou will be elected."
And I thought I would.
Men who had been strangers
Met me every day.
Said that I had nothing
But a walkaway.
All their friends and neighbors
" Were for me, they said.
And I never doubted
I would be ahead.
Others came and touched me
For an X or V;
Said that they would use it
Where results I'd see.
Some judicious treating-
Often pulled one through.
Though I didn't need It,
And I thought so too.
Why can't one forever v
Go on dreaming things?
Why must an election
Come and clip his wlngsT
People came and promised
Till the air was blue.
But the tWings they told me
Never did come true.
THAT THIRD "CONSECUTIVE" TERM
"That antoLst is likely to bo arrested
"That fellow who goes at the rate
of forty miles an hour."
"Oh, of course not; that's Blinks."
"President of an accident Insurance
A Vital Point.
"Is Mary going to the Monroe dance
- "She's so fastidious. She said that
the ink used in addressing the invita
tions was in horrid taste."
"OLD GUAM)" NOW READS".
United States Senator Boise Pen
rose of Pennsylvania, who is the
spokesman if not the leader of the
old guard in the senate, has an
nounced that the senate will not ac
cept the democratic tariff reduction
"As to the sugar and steel bills,"
aid the senator, "it may be stated
that the senate will reject them. The
senate positively will not accept hap
hazard or slipshod tariff legislation,
It Is well known la Washington
that Senator Penrose and his allies
among the senate reactionaries are
great sticklers for orderliness and
precision in the framing of tariff leg
islation. For Instance, If the dem
ocrat learn, partly through their
own investigations, and partly
through the investigations of the tar
iff board, that the people are being
forced to pay excessive prices for
woolen goods, and if the democrats
then propose a reduction In the wool
en duties. Senator Penrose and bis
kind immediately brand such pro
posals as "haphazard" and "slip
shod." Inasmuch a such bills pro
pose to destroy the monopolies that
re exacting tribute from the people,
tbere must be something radically
wrong with them. Hence they are
branded as "haphazard" and "slip
Senator Penrose has other Ideas
bout tariff bills. He wants, first,
order aad precision. For this pur
pose be would have a committee dom
lnated by regular standpatters. If
It is then ' owa to the committee
that the tariff trusts are gouging BO
or even 109 per cent pr3t out of
the consumer, good nd well. The
trust have been making that profit
la the past, so why charge? Let's
do everything ia order, acceding to
ROOSEVELT AXD MEXICO.
In his address on the Panama canal,
Colonel James Hamilton Lewis ex
pressed the belief that its completion
might lead to war with Japan. In
that event the Latin republic might
lend aid to our adversary.
Why? Because we took the Philip
pines and are there without the con
sent of the people thereof, because we
grabbed Hawaii and Porto Rico, and
fomented and abetted the opera bouffe
revolution which tore Panama from
Colombia. Witnessing these aggres
sions the Latin republics fear us, be
lieving we have designs on them.
Now comes Mexico with conditions
that compel the United States to eend
troops to the Mexican border. There
are Mexicans who believe we are itch
ing for an opportunity to gain a foot
hold there. Fortunately Secretary of
War Stlmson declares: "There is no
thought of intervention in Mexico for
pacification or otherwise. All that we
propose to do is to protect American
lives and property, and that we will
The Mexican situation calls for the
shrewdest and most careful diplomacy.
It is generally recognized that if the
American army gets into Mexico the
United States will never be able to
let go there any more than we were
able to let go of the Philippines.
The nation as a whole feels a sense
of security because of the fact that
Taft and not Roosevelt Is la the
White house. What would be the
feeling if Roosevelt were president?
Would he neglect the occasion to croes
the line, and once there announce
that we were there by direction of
providence? Would the man who de
clared congress would not act "and I
took it," meaning Panama,- do lees
President Taft sends bis secretary
Of tte to the Latin American states
to give assurance of our friendship,
and at this tlrce when Mexico U fac
ing a crisis, the mission Is timely.
Under like circumstance would Roose
velt eend a peace envoy or troops?
The colonel now puts it this way: j
"I said that I would not accept a j
nomination for a third term under any
circumstances, meaning, of course, a
third consecutive term."
That explains where Lyman Abbott
got the "third consecutive term" ex
planation that he offered in The Out
look about three weeks ago. Mr. Ab
bott, the editor in chief, got it from
the "contributing editor," the colonel.
There is no one but the colonel who
could think up an explanation of that
And yet this explanation speaks
mighty poorly of the colonel's ability
aa a writer. Suppose you wanted to
tell the country in solemn fashion that
It was only the third "consecutive"
term to which you were opposed; then
would you make usa of this language
to convey that idea?
"The wise custom which limits the
president to two terms regards the
substance and not the form, and under
no circumstances will I be a candidate
for or accept another nomination."
That is what the colonel told the
country In formal and solemn fashion
that November night in 1904, just after
he had been elected to the presidency.
And now he would have us try to
imagine that what he meant to eay
was that only the "third consecutive
term" was the thing that troubled him.
If he meant that why didn't he say so?
In this connection the New York
Sun has made comment directly in
point. The exact words are not at
hand, but The Sun points out that "the
wise custom which limits the president
to two terms" is also a custom which
forbids three terms, it is a custom
whicfi has said all along that a presi
dent shall not have three terms," be
they consecutive or otherwise. The
"wis custom" has to do with limit
ing a president to two terms, under
no circumstances allowing him three
The custom fixes the number of
terms at two, and cares not whether
they are consecutive or otherwise. We
have had about a century and a quar
ter of the custom, and in all that time
no president has been given a third
term, consecutive or nonconsecutive.
The wise custom says two terms at
the most and stops at that When
the colonel in 1904 spoke of this "wise
custom" he made reference to some
thing that has become historic and
that everybody understands. By this
time It is a part of the unwritten con
stitution of the country, and it will
play a big part in this campaign.
whether or not the colonel spurns all
constitutions, written and unwritten.
"Why don't you go home, Billy V
"But it's supper time."
"I ain't going home till bedtime."
'"'Cause pa's got a toothache."
GIRL . ASKS $25,000 OF
Trenton, N. J., March 7. Hans
Schumann-Heink, son of Madame
Shumann-Helnk, the famous opera
singer, has been made defendant In a
eult for breach of promise damages,
brought by Johanna Alice Forner of
Dresden, Germany. Miss Forner asks
The bill, which was filed February
t, by Attorney Stanley H. Molleson in
the United States circuit court, did not
come to public knowledge until today.
The plaintiff alleges that Schumann
Helnk, whose home U In Slngac, N. J.,
courted fcer for some months, aad that
mutual promises of marriage were ex
changed. The plaintiff is a mother of
a child born in Feb, 1310, She states
In her comr-lalnt that she is unable to
support, herself and little daughter
ed because she made disbursements,
assumed obligations . and took other
measures concerning her property and
employment In the expectation that
she was about to be married. In con
clusion she claims that she has sus
tained damages to the extent of 25,-
She says she still is willing to marry
the man she is suing, and is unwilling
to marry any other man; but that
Schumann-Helnk refuses to make her
Lis wife. No answer to the complaint
tag yet been filed.
On an Eight Dollar Salary Toe.
"I do hope it
will rain this
"But I thought
yon were going
to the dance
"That's why I
wish it would
"But you -will
Just ruin your
new party dress
getting qn and
off 1 the street
ley will Just
have to get a
taxicab if it
Jumped at the Conclusion.
"Gone to the country for his health."
"I believe that the doctors do think
country air is more sanitary than the
"Speaking of queer things. I have
an uncle that bas three hands."
"What is he museum freak?"
"Nope. Western farmer."
"Truth Is stranger than Action."
"I wonder why."
"Because It is shier and more modest"
Might Have Helped.
"I can't make my expenses."
"I don't see who does make them IX
Artie went s-cailin.
They sprung on him a loke
A lemon for an orange
And that tde Artie choke.
and that her funds have been exhaust- j damage suit.
ou raui r, Pauls objection to
packinghouse stenches and the fight
against the establishment of a packing
house and rendering plant near New
Brighton, a suburb made in 190S, are
tbe basis of a petition filed in the dis
trict court Tuesday by Armour & Co.
for a chanr of venue In a 115.000
The Fly In the Ointment.
"I don't think Ml go to any more
of my wife's parties." said Mr. Cum
rox. "Don't yon enjoy yourself 7"
"Tee. Only some one always mis
takes me for one t the guests i.ai
starts in miking remarks about bow I
made my money." Washington Star.
"Confound the woman!" ejaculated
Bob Folsom as be slammed the door.
"I'd like to get hold of that cat If I
did it would never get out alive again."
He stalked moodily to the window and
listened, as if fabcinated by the lov
pitched voice of the woman calling
insistently in the yard below.
"Here, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty!" she
"She's been doing that every night
for a week." grumbled Bob, leaving
the window when the sounds had died
awav in a murmur of endearments.
"If I had only known there was a cat
loving spinster in the house I would
have stayed on the outside. No cats
for me not on your lifer
Bob looked around at the well fur
nished room containing furniture of
his own. The low bookshelves were
filled with his books. Everything in
the two large apartments was his own.
He resolved to remain there until that
remote time when he would fall in love
and marry. ."That may be never,"
he always told himself cynically.
At breakfast he approached his
boarding mistress concerning cats.
"Ah. Mrs. Porter, didn't I bear a cat
in the hall Just now?" he inquired as
he sipped bis coffee.
Mrs. Porter smiled impersonally.
Probably you have heard a cat, Mr.
Folsom. There are three In this
Three!" Bob was aghast "And
are they all lost at night and do their
mistresses have to call them home at
precisely 9 p. m., and"
"Dear. me. nol They are very quiet.
stay at home cats that is, all except
Miss Lane's Snowball. He's an An-
eora and oulte valuable, I believe. He
has been a runaway lately and does
not come home until poor Miss Lane
has become hoarse with calling him.
She has a touch of asthma, you know.
"I hope Snowball gets over his wan
derlust before long," remarked Bob as
he pushed his chair away from the ta
ble. Mrs. Porter looked pained. "I am
very sorry if it annoys you," she said
rather stiffly, "but Miss Lane is my
best boarder, and she happens to own
this house, and Snowball is the apple
of her eye. Perhaps he will stay in
"Oh, it doesn't matter," Bob hasten
ed to say, already feeling somewhat
ashamed at his complaint against
Snowball's asthmatic mistress. "I only
happened to hear her calling every
night and I wondered you know," his
voice trailed into embarrassed silence
as he escaped. Into the ball and took his
bat from the rack.
As he walked toward the front door,
shrugging into his overcoat as he went,
he observed a handsome white Angora
cat sitting on the newel post "Snow
ball, I'll be bound!" he, said to himself.
lifting his hand to pat the beautiful
creature. But Snowball's white paw
shot out and his claws dug deep, leav
ing a long ugly scratch on the back of
"Here, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty!" call
ed a voice from the floor above.
Snowball mewed delightedly in re
turn and darted, a flying streak of
white, up the stairs.
Bob sent one upward glance to where
a face leaned over the banister of the
second story. A stiffly brushed pom
padour of gray hair above a high fore
head and a pair of gold spectacles glis
tened down at him. He turned away
Impatiently. Snowball's mistress was
all thut bis Imagination had painted
y As he went down the street he men
tally cursed the cat that had adminis
tered the ugly scratch, and he was fill
ed with unreasonable wrath at Miss
Lane for harboring the Vicious beast
"That's the main trouble with board
ing houses," he said to himself. "They
are filled up with old maids and cats
and parrot;. I don't believe there is
any hope of my finding a home any
where unless I get married and where
Is the right girl?"
Where was she? Up to this time she
had never existed for Bob Folsom. He
had his ideal, and he was especially
convinced that she could not have red
hair and be loved by him. Neither
could her eyes be green, ner hair must
be a soft dusky black and her eyes
that rare hazel He reached his office
at this juncture and was compelled to
drop day dreams in the face of dry re
alities. That evening as he sat before the
cozy hearth fire he heard the voice in
the yard calling tbe recalcitrant Snow
ball. "Here, kitty, kitty, kitty!" There
were the same deep lower notes lifting
upward to the last piercing, and to
Bob Folsom's nervously sensitive hear
ing, irritating "Kitty."
For an hour the calling continued
at frequent Intervals and then sudden
ly ceased, much to Bob's relief. "Gra
cious," he muttered to himself as he
prepared for bed, "I'd getting to be as
old maldlsb as Miss Lane can possi
bly be bet a dollar her name is Jemi
ma!" It must have been after midnight
when Bob was awakened by a hideous
yowling under his window. Then he
realized that it must have been fol
lowing him through his dreams, for
be had tn dreaming of the Irascible'
"Hub guess he stayed cut tonight
and Is just getting in! I'll soon put a
stop to you, son."
Bob looked around the room for soma
missile to toss. down u;)on the indig
nant Snowball, who obstinately voiced
his -complaints beneath Bob Folsom's
window. Bob knew that all the other
bedrooms in the bouse faced upon the
front ami sides, and It was doubtful
if any one else in the house could be
disturbed by the cat cries.
He decided that a paper weight was
too heavy, a sofa pillow too soft, bla
boots quite out of tbe question. Snow
bail must be broken of this midnight
serenading under bis window. " He
whooped softly as a happy thought
struck him. On his wash stand vis
an unopened package of an especial'
talcum powder that he used when shav
ing himself. A quantity of this white)
powder sifting down from nowhere in
particular upon the upturned face of
Snowball would effectually put that fe
line nuisance to ront
As Bob opened the half pound pack
age of talcum powder he chuckled soft
ly to himself, not bearing footfalls or
the carpeted hall nor the careful open
ing of tbe rear basement door. His
own window was wide open, and he
thrust bis head out turned the pack
age upside down and shook the powder
out Then he crumpled the pasteboard
container and tossed that down after It'
Snowball's cries ceased instantly, but
they were followed by a feminine ex
clamation of surprise.
"Great Jove, if I haven't sprinkled
Miss Lane I What in thunder is she
doing down there, anyway?"
Thoroughly chagrined and penitent
at the outcome of his joke upon tbe
white cat Bob Folsom paused, uncer
tain what to do. Miss Lane was an
elderly woman, and the sudden de
scent of the powder must not only
have startled her, but might have
caused her suffering. Bob remember
ed "what Mrs. Porter" had said about
Miss Lane's asthma, and he resolved
to make amends.
"Who are you, " and what" do' yotr
"I I beg your pardon. Miss Lane,
Is It not?" he stammered.
"Yes, I am Miss Lane." Bob heard
a button click, and Instantly the half
was flooded with light
He leaned weakly against the wall
and actually stared at the vision that
confronted him. If this was Miss
Lane who was the glassy eyed lady;
who had peered at him over the ban-.
I lster that very rooming?
She was beautiful. She was young,
not more than twenty-three, with a
peach tinted cemplexlon, green eyes,
dark eyebrows and red hair! She
was the antithesis of his ideal in every
respect, and ho should have turned
away from her with superb mdlfferx
ence only he fell head over heels lit
love with her at once yes, red hair5
and all. And the lovely waving red.
hair was powdered thickly with white
talcum, and the peach tint of her com
plexion was flecked with talcum, and
the dark blue silk of her dressing
gown was flecked with It, and even
the tip of her adorable nose. Aa for
Snowball, clasped In the curve of her
soft arms, he was tossing powder with,
every angry shake of his head.
Of course Bob Folsom had to apolo
gize, and he did It hastily, stumbling
over his words as he watched for
some gleam of forgiveness in the
"Of course you didn't know," she
said when he had concluded, "and of
course poor Snowball doesn't like It a
bit I'm glad that I went down after
him Instead of Aunt Cleopatra, She
would really have minded the pow
der." She smiled sweetly at Bob as
she proceeded on her way. "I wonder
if yon would mind closing the door
and putting out the lights. I beard
you coming downstairs, and I was so
frightened that I did not stop to close
the door. I felt that I must find out
who it was."
"Tour voice did not sound frightened,
and well, really, I'm afraid I've been
awfully old matdlsh about that cat I
suppose you were anxious about
him" he was saying when she Inter
rupted him with a negative gesture of
her bead that sent two long red braids
flying over her shoulders.
"No, Indeed; I'm not a bit anxious or
fond of Snowball be Is so cross and
scratchy. But Aunt Cleopatra adores
him, and that is why I've had to go
down and call him In every evening at
bedtime. I suppose you heard me."
He blushed and nodded sheepishly.
"I thought it must be Miss Lane
your aunt, you know."
She cast an enigmatic smile over her
shoulder as she went up the stairs,
tbe snow white cat hugged close to her
bosom. When she had disappeared
Bob Folsom locked the door, snapped
out the light and tiptoed up to his
room. Before he returned to bed he
stood looking out Into the moonlit
yard, his face soft with the wonder
and delight of one who sees beloved
dresms coming true.
"It la my dream girl all right, even
if her hair and eyes are not the color
I wanted. I wonder how I could have
admired any other combination! Ev
erything seems to go by contraries.
It's Aunt Cleopatra instead of Jemima.
ner name must bo 'something very
beautiful and golden. I wonder how
soon I can find out.1"
Of course Bob Folsom found out the
girl's name long before be married her,;
nd what do yon think It was? j
Kitty! . J
March 7 in American
1707 Stephen Hopkins, one of tha
signers of the Declaration of Inde
pendence, born at Scituate, It I.;
1774 Britinh parliament closed the
port of Boston. Tbe "Boston tea
party" of Dec. 16, 1773. led to re
taliatory measures as soon as news
of the affair reached parliament
1SG4 Major General U. S. Grant com
missioned lieutenant general in the
United States army.
1S74 Millard Fillmore,, thirteenth pres
ident of the United States, died;
1877 Matilda Heron, actress noted for
her Camlile, died; born 1830.
1911 Bear Admiral John C. Fremont
U. S. N.. son of the late General
John C. Fremont. U. S. A. (The
Pathfinder), died in Bob tou; born