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THE ROCK IS1UAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 1912.
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Wednesday, May 1, 1912.
The Rooseveltlan Idea of the
square' deal is to soak the other fel
low, the very moment he d 1b agrees
London newspapers speak of Sena
tor Smith, chairman of the commit
tee inquiring into the Titanic disaster,
as a "backwoodsman from Michigan."
Grand Rapids, according to London,
is full of wild Indians.
"We owe something to George W.
Perkins. He has done so much for
us." He subscribed $15,000 toward the
Roosevelt primaries in New York and
induced the Mutual IJfe to subscribe
$50,000 in 1004. George V. U a handy
Senator William Alden Smith has
won the admiration of all familiar
with the progress of the inquiry by
the fair and thorough Investigation he
has made of the Titanic disaster. He
started it promptly and has conducted
it In a manner that 1b bound to devel
op every fact that the world ougtit
In hli Ronton sneech Roosevelt
said he had no possible feeling to- contention is in whether or not the
ward Tart and to prove it he called ' Present advancement is excessive,
him: '"False," "ridiculous." "crook- I That ls a subJppt that orjly experienc
ed," "shameless." "feeble." "Igno-! ed actuaries are capable of discussing
rant." "dodter." "irn-het wen " "in. .
grate," "disloyal," "indecent," "con
temptible," "absurd," "untruthful,"
"dlslngenous," "discreditable." ''in
consistent." Having returned from a tour
through Italy with h r father, a young
woman Informed a friend that her
parent had liked all the Italian cities,
but most of nil loved Venice. "Ah,
Venire, to he sure:" said the friend.
"I rafi v H'llly understand that your
father would like Venice, with its gon
dolas, and St. Mark s, and Michelan
gelos." "Ah. no," ihe young lady in
terrupted, "It wasn't that. He liked
it because ho could nit In the hold
and fish from the window."
HANDY MAX PERKINS.
George W. Perkins admits he sub
scribed $15,000 to aid Roosevelt in
larrylnK the primaries In New York
city. He also say he loaned a slmi-
lar amount to the Taft committee in the war debts of the nations have
1908. In 1901 he prevailed upon tha grown by leaps and bounds. That of
Mutual Life Insurance company to ' Europe as a whole amounts to more
subscribe $.0,000 to aid in electing j than $26,000,000,000, bearing inter
Roosevelt, he at that time, control-: est at the rate of $1,150,000,000 per
ing that company. jyear. All these 'endless caravans of
Mr. Perkins has been a very handy i ciphers' represent sums which have
man for politicians and presidential never been paid, will never be paid,
candidates. i can never be Daid o inn th n-!
Where does he come in? What
does he get out of 11 ?
. Mr. Perkins never works for his
health alone. He la the king pin of
the interests. He gets back all hejof armies and navies. The United
gives a hundred fold. How? By die- States, in splendid Isolation from otd
tattng legislation and by ptoppinjr i entanglement S. Without An namv In
narvreier suits ana otner suits
against big business.
HIT OXK MEAMX(i.
Some people can make words mean
anything, but there are some words
that can only have ouo meaning. For
Instance, Commissioner Smith, whom
Roosevelt, then president, delegated to
look, into the harvester trust, wrote:
"It ls a very practical question
whether It Is well to throw away the
great influence of the so-culled Mor
gan interests, which up to this time
have supported the advanced policies
of the administration, both on the gen
eral principles and In the application
thereof to their specific Interests, and
to place them in entire opposition."
President Roosevelt was at Oyster
Pay when he received this and immed
iately wrote to bis attorney general
urglug him not to file the harvester
There can be but one meaning to
the Smith htter and the Roosevelt
command to his attorney general.
The only reason ls that the influence
cf the "Morgan Interests' loomed up
potently and won.
DOLLAIIS AS A.IXST TITAXICS
Some of the lesse ns taught by the
Tltanlc's disaster are not entirely new.
There is no possible excuse for the
criminal failure to provide enough life
boats for all on board of all vessels.
There has ftime to light a copy of
a Springfield paper dating back to
April 7, 1S75, which contains the
story of the burning of the British
emigrant ship, Cospatrlck. by which
i'd lives were lost.
It was pointed out at that time that
vcscls should be supplied with an
thrndance of lifeboats, that they
i.j.d aiay be carried upright in
aacb position that they might easily
be lowered, and that the crew a of the
vessels be drilled weekly upon fire and
Over 30 years ago the same lesson
ti was written so boldly in the Titanic
disaster was written in the wreck of
How many of these horrors win be
necessary to bring enactment of rigid
life-preserving legislation which will
force marine magnates to give a trifle
leas consideration to brutal dollars and
a trifle more consideration to the pres
ervation of human lifer
HASTY ACTION" ALWAYS UNWISE.
Thero is always danger in hasty leg
islation. Too often, too, controversies
are dragged Into court that might
upon deliberation have been adjusted
out of court. There is now pending
before the membership of the great
est fraternal order In the world a
serious contention growing out of the j
Increase In rates adopted by the last I
head camp meeting of the Modern
Woodmen designed to place the insur
ance carried by the order for the bene- J
fit of its members on a secure and per
In the Illinois legislature a bill,
known as the Donahue bill, has been
passed in the house, the aim of which
la to prevent the enforcement of the
new rates without a referendum vote
of the order. The bill, should it pass
the senate and become a law by vir
tue of the governor's signature,
would become operative July 1. The
new rates went into effect today;
hence should the Donahue law be
come effective it would be a re
troactive measure Involving a form
of litigation so serious in its char
acter as to possibly wreck the order.
Its constitutionality would have to be
tested and in the meantime the order
would be helpless to proceed with its
business unless It changed its charter
and incorporated itself la another
state, which would mean the removal
of the head offices from Illinois. .
This is one of the serious phases of
the situation. The head camp which
adopted the new rate scale might rea
sonably be expected to adopt drastic
measures to enforce it, and the head
camp could pursue any proceeding tfiat
it might see fit la the premises under
its right and prerogatives.
There is no doubt In the minds of
the members that the rates should be
Increased to insure the perpetuity of
Its policies and the benefit to its mem
bers for all time. The only basis of
The Donhaue bill nevertheless does
not promise the remedy. It prom
ises only endless litigation of every
sort and condition, and, litigation may
spell ruin to the entire order.
THE COST OF WAR.
The fear of war ls consuming the
homes of the rural and village popu
lations of Germr-ny, France, Great
Britain, and the I ailed StateB in a
singlo generation, according to a bul
letin on the school observance of
I Peace day, which is soon to be issued
IU1 lltru U1011 1UU11UI1
by the United
States Bureau of Education.
In discussing the cost of war, the
bulletin says in part:
"War debt began wila the 19th
century. Not until the establishment
of constitutional government had na
tions any credit in the world of fi
nance. The bond of a kins was
i notoriously bad security.
tnt system of national armament'
goes on. For practically the entire
amounts now raised by taxation in
civilized nations co into the innnnrt;
the world, and bound by ties of blood
and commerce to all civilized nations,
spends 73 per cent of her income in
this ay. The civil, or non-military,
expenditures of Europe are so small as
to be negligible.
"At the present rate of expenditure
the four countries of Germany, i
France, Great Britain and the United i
States will spend in the next 40 years,
the life of one generation, for the sup
port of armies and navies an amount
sufficient to build 20,000,000 country
and village bouses at an average cost
of $2,5oo each. With father, mother
and four children in each of these
houses they would furnish homes for
120.000,000 of people, which la more
than the total present population of
these four countries living in villages
and the open country. Thus the fear
of war is consuming the homes of the
rural and village population of these
great nations in a single generation.
"It is estimated that the total di
rect cost of the armies and navies of
the world each year In time of peace
ls $2,500,000,000, which equals the total
valuation of the wheat and corn crops
of the whole of the United States."
Eligible For Food Inspector. :
Springfield, May 1. Twenty-nine
candidates passed the examination for
food Inspector, April 6. the first of its
sort to 'be given by the state civil ser
vice commission. The names of those
who passed, with other ellgibles, were
announced yesterday by Secretary
Ward Robinson of the state commis
sion, as follows:
Food Inspector Charles F. Lynch,
Albert W. Ford. Charles M. Sybold.
Walter E. Horn, Jr.. John J. McGaha.
Malcolm A. Kemper, Daniel C Marley,
Zerah I Blaisdeil, James W. Burke,
Frank J. Butler, Stewart R. Barnett, C.
P. Uehtner. Frank Crosby, Celeste H.
Douglass, John W. McLaughlin, James
Dear Mrs. Thompson: Can you tell
me what will cure warts? E.V.
Into the yolk of an egg stir as much
salt as you can and bind this on the
warts every night for a week. They
will gradually disappear.
Dear Mrs. Thompson: (1) Can you
give me a lotion for whitening the
hands? (2) This time of year I suf
fer greatly from tired, aching feet. Is
there anything better for this than
bathing them in hot salt water?
Will you please tell me a good remedy
for chapped lips and hands?
(1) Cucumber milk is good for
whitening the hands. The formula
is as follows: Oil of sweet almonds,
4 ounces; fresh cucumber juice, 10
ounces; powdered white castile soap,
Vi ounce; tincture of benzoin, two-
thirds dram. (2) Hot salt water baths
are soothing to tired feet. You will
find the foot bath more effectual,
though, if you add one ounce of alum,
and two ounces "of borax besides the
salt (3) For chapped skin use the
following lotion: One ounce glycer
ine. 2 ounces bay rum, 20 drops car
bolic acid, Vt ounce triple extract of
Dear Mrs. Thompson: I am a young
girl 19 years of age. When I am vis
iting my aunt in Chicago she insists
that it is necessary for me to have a
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus )
Washington, April 29. Now comes
the discovery that Burdette D. Town
send, one of Mr. Roosevelt's special
tors, was assign
ed, in 1906, to in
vestigate the har
vester trust, and
that he reported
that it was a mon
opoly in exis
tence in restraint
of trade; that it
was holding up
ing rebates from
the railroads, and
that all the plans
for the organiza
tion of the trust
had been drawn
up and executed
by George W.Per
kins. This report was
of it. It died by
'.v - ..hi.. i .... - .i m
. LUC t l' uiiun I'l'-V-fD, lit nit; uuiit;
of the attorney general of the United
States, with the acquiescence of Mr.
Roosevelt. Every indication, indeed,
is that Mr. Roosevelt personally de
creed the death of this report. It was
his direct order to his attorney general
not to start suit against the harvester
trust, which resulted in the Townsend
report being suppressed, and the har
vester trust given immunity from pros
ecution. While Roosevelt was protect
ing the harvester trust from prosecu
tion by the federal government, that
organization was being tried, and was
found guilty in Missouri, Oklahoma
and other states whose legal machin
UNIQUE ELECTRIC SIGN
(Electric Railway Journal.)
The Illinois Traction system has in
stalled over its St. Louis passenger
station a large electric sign. The
sigu is feet C inches wide and 51
feet high and consists of 1.9C2 5-watt
tungsteu lamps mounted on a struc
tural steel frame. The sign is ele
ated about 8 feet above the termin
al station roof at the corner of
Twelfth street and Lucas avenue, and
the top of the sign is about 100 feet
above the sidewalk. It has been plac
ed at an angle which makes it read
able eight blocks down Twelfth street,
an important thoroughfare in St.
The features of the sign are the
large size of the letters and the me-
chanical devices which flash the
F. Keefe, Arthur W. Kitley, Benjamin
D. Stack, Frank Todd, Edwin S. Rob
erts, William F. Barry, Arthur M. Nel
son, Mathew R. Hutchinson, Charles
L. Lumby, Samuel C. Barnes, Otto P.
Black, Hugh M. Kanagy, all of Chica
go; Malcolm Kemper of Urbana.
Manual training teacher Emma E.
Newman and Anna S. Lagergren, Jack
sonville. Dairy food Inspector Albert E. Arm
strong. Christen Christensen. Elda A.
Buford, Chicago; Simon Burg, St.
Library assistant Ethel Bond,
Delaware; Emma Felsenthal, Cham
paign; Sabra E. Stevens, 'Urbana;
Elizabeth E. Wilson, Norwood Park;
Elizabeth H. Davis, Normal; Sloan D.
To Commemorate Land Grant.
Champaign, May 1. In recognition
of the 50th anniversary of the passing
of the land grant of 1C2. out of which
grew the University of Illinois, a spe
cial program will be prepared In con
nection with the commencement exer
cises of the present year, June 12.
President Edmund J. James will deliv
chaperone whenever I wish to go to
the theatre, or to dinner with a young
man. When I am home my mother
never thinks of such a thing, and for
more than a year she allowed me to go
almost anywhere with young men
She says she has implicit trust in me.
and thinks the idea of a chaperone is
snobbish. Who is right, my aunt or
my mother? UNSOPHISTICATED.
A big city like Chicago is different
from your homo town. Strict usage
requires a chaperone, and your aunt
evidently believes in conforming to
custom. It is the safer plan.
Dear Mrs. Thompson: (1) "What
would be suitable to serve at a dime
party? (2) What are the meanings of
the following names? Sarah, Esther,
Mildred, Florence. (3) Will kimono
sleeves be worn this summer? (4)
Will small white lace hats be worn?
(1) If the refreshments are to be
served out of the proceeds you
couldn't serve very much. You
might serve sandwiches and coffee
(2) Sarah, Esther and Mildred have
no meaning. Florence means -flourish
ing. (3)- Yes, kimono sleeves will be
popular again this summer, though
many of them are smaller at the bot
tom and some put into loose cuffs,
(4) Small white lace hats are also
good. Poke bonnets and similar shapes
will be most popular.
ery was not under the domination of
SOME 'INTERESTING EXTRACTS,
Here are some interesting extracts
from Mr. Townsend's report:
"The harvester trust's business has
been increased until today it controls
about 90 per cent of the total busi
ness, and thus a single institution has
acquired a substantial monopoly.
George W. Perkins conducted the ne
gotiations and devised and executed
the plan finally agreed upon. The
Rockefellers and McCormicks own a
majority of the capital stock.
I he most effective weapons em
ployed by the harvester trust are of
the invisible kind. It is directly al
lied with that group of Standard Oil
financial and commercial aggregations
commonly called the steel trust, the
coal trust, the railroad trust, the bank
ing trust, etc. Rebates, prices of raw
material, extension or refusal of bank
iug credit, can all be manipulated with
a discriminating favor which is mur
derous to the competitors of the In
ternational Harvester company."
D ROOSEVELT KXEW IT.
This, then, is the kind of information
that President Roosevelt had on the
harvester trust when he instructed his
attorney general not to start suit
against the trust without letting him
know, with the consequence that the
suit never was started.
Considering these facts, is it any
wonder that George W. Perkins, or
ganizer of the illegal harvester trust
and director of the illegal steel trust,
who might today be in the peniten
tiary if Mr. Roosevelt had not
given him immunity from prosecution,
paid $4 per vote in New York city
In the hope of again placing Roosevelt
in the White house?
lamps and show an interurban car
with wheels turning as the track pass
es "under 'them, giving the' effect of a
moving car. The signal outline used 13
typical of the block signals installed
on the Illinois Traction system, and
the semaphore arm ls flashed in the
proceed and stop position. When the
blade is in the proceed position the
car appears to move at a high speed,
and when the blade takes the stop po
sition, the wheels of the car cease to
revolve and the track remains appar
ently stationary, thus giving the ef
fect of a car stopping at the signal.
The sign attracts considerable atten
tion on account of its size and conspic
uous position. It was designed and
erected under the general supervision
of H. E. Chubbuck. vice president ex-
J ecutive Illinois Traction system
er an address on the life and work of
Jonathan H. Turner, the man to whom
is chiefly due the plan, which was fin
ally incorporated in the act of 1862,
and who agitated for the passage or
the law. A. P. Grout of Winchester,
in behalf of the Illinois Farmers' hall
of fame, will present to the university
a portrait of Mrs. Turner. It Is hoped
that Governor Deneen will also deliver
an address upon the function of land
Marry Twice In 10 Hours.
Bloomington, May 1. After being
married in Streator under a license
procured in Tazewell county, Elmer
Boyle of Tremont and Hazel Norman
of Groveland were remarried under
a permit issued in La Salle county.
Th two ceremonies were 10 hours
Lisbon, Portugal. There are mark
ed indications that the Portuguese
monarchists intend to jnake another
attempt to seize the northern prov
inces of Portugal, according to infor
mation received by the government
9r 9VJICAJ ft. SMITH
SOME women can't love their hus-
uauus uaiess uiey doss meffl, Willie
others can't boss their husbands unless
they love them.
A word to the wise is sufficient If
it is like the stitch in time.
If there were no women In the world
would men be so insufferably wrapped
up In business as they are now?
There is a heap of difference between
being moral and moralizing.
Did you ever stop to think that the
woman at the bottom of It usually
manages to come out on top?
As a general thing, the more hair a
girl piles on her head the less use she
has for the gray matter In the inside.
The reason why it Is hard to under
stand some people is undoubtedly that
it isn't worth while.
When Cupid learns how to stand off
the bill collector successfully there win
be more happy homes.
A woman is easily pacified If you let
her have her own way.
If a man were as handy about the
bouse as his wife would like him to
be they'd have to look for another
How our ideals flatten out
As up the years we climb!
They do not look to us the same
As once upon a time.
At twenty we would change the world
And elevate Its tone:
We're glad to let It run Itself
When we have older grown.
In youth the blood is surirlns high;
In youth the fires are bright
Its business ls to tackle wrong
And bravely set It right.
But when the forty mark is hit.
Though hope is hardly dead.
It seems a more Important work
To buy the family bread.
' Touth, seeing error steeped in pride,
Bends up the loud alarm
And for a battle unto death
Would bare its strong right arm.
. But middle age ls tamed a bit,
Not Quite so keen for flaws.
And wants to save its good right arm
To aid its private cause.
Thus do ideals fade away
And new ones take their place.
Ones that will favor seltlsh ends
And save the holder's face.
For In the stress of getting on
The ones high colored go
And leave more sordid ones instead.
'Tis sad, but It Is so.
"My husbund and I have had a dis
pute, Mrs. Nasby, and we agreed to
leave it to you."
"Well, what is it?"
"Did you c-ver hear thnt Mrs. Rugby
had been inarr'cd before she married
"Well, of all things! No, I never
heard that before."
"Well, that settles it. She hadn't."
Still a Chance.
"So you think my son won't do."
"I have tried him for three months
now," said the great editor, "and I
fear we can't make a newspaper man J
out of him."
"Is his case hopeless, then?"
"I wouldn't say that. He might have
In him the making of a journalist."
Shy on Material.
"I am going to
make my for
tune." "Are you?"
"How are yon
going to make it?"
"So! Where are
you going to get
"What kind of an nrpoal does that
girl make to 'you?'
"I have seen her peel potatoes and
Tie Is pretty much of a philosopher."
"How have you observed it?"
"Weil, I have noticed that he gen
erally has things figured out the way
"Jack, If you were to ask me to mar
ry you I wonder what I should say."
"I don't. That ls the reason I never j
Aflvlc Is floatlriT on the ftlr.
Enough and really some to spar.
It greets you with the morning light
And follows you to bed at night.
Juct or e your ears and you :ll bear,
Kor this la premier t'al year.
Bfarks--Why do you allow your wife
to run up sucb big bills? Parks Be
cause I'd sooner have trouble wifj my
creditors than with ber that's why.
Modesty should be the virtue of
those who possets no other. Licblca
A Second Courtship By Henry Williamson.
Copyrighted. 1911. by Aasoutated Literary Bureau.
They met In the sweet summer time, J
w uea uue u&ya tic ati aiuie j
neither of them had anything to do j
they filled the time with making love, j
But long as tha days were they were
not long enough for their lovemaking.
At least the hours between their wak
ing and going to sleep seemed inade
quate to the purpose.
The most fervent lovemaking ls usu
ally between those who have no right
to love or cannot afford to love. These
two belonged to the latter class, ne
was not yet of oge, would have no
fortune when he came of age and thus
far had made no move to secure even
But Rogers was full of pluck and
enthusiasm and felt that for ber he
could make several fortunes. He re
ceived an offer of a position on the
Pacific coast and accepted It. She was
to wait for him.
"Goodby," said Rogers. "Remember
your promise. Tou ore to wait for me
till I am ready to come back for you."
"I will wait for you, but as to your
coming back for me that Is very un
certain. Tou are going clear across
the continent. Tou say yourself that
you do not deem it safe to marry be
fore you have an assured income be
sides something laid up. I agree with
you. For us who have nothing to mar
ry on and attempt to bring up a family
would be an Injustice to that family.
Better not to be born at all than to
struggle among those not equipped to
fight the battle of life." '
"Tou are a thoughtful girl." i-.
Rogers went to California. He was
twenty years old, and the girl he ex
petted to wait for him was the same
age. He had good pluck, was honor
able and would scorn to accept any
thing he was not entitled to from any
one. But he was young, and the young
do not usually see Justice as It is. I
At his departure he expected Delia
Jenkins to wait for him to gain a com
petence thnt was not likely to come
to him until she had outgrown the age
during which it ls best for, women to
This she did not propose to do, but
she did not tell him so. She was one
to act on the principle "Never cross a
bridge till you get to it. In a year
after his departure ho snw the Injus
tice of holding her and released her,
though at the same time he declared
that If ever he gained what he had
gone for he would return to renew his
Miss Jenkins at the time she receiv
ed ber release bad another offer,
which she at once accepted. In time
she wrote her first love of the change
In her anticipation for the future. He
wrote back that he would never marry
unless she should become a widow
and would accept him for her second
Now all this was very sensible and
very creditable to both sides. Rogers,
though it nearly broke his heart to
know that his love passed to another,
treated her with every consideration,
even to sending a wedding present.
She wrote him that, while she was
well satisfied with the man she. was to
marry. If she should become n widow
and Rogers wanted her she would
give him first preference.
- Delia Jenkins became Mrs. Thatcher.
Twenty years passed and she became
a widow. Rogers had by this time ac
cumulated a competence aud was
abundantly able to marry. He had
never visited the east since his de
parture for Snn Francisco and had
never seen his former love. Never
theless at the expiration of the first
year of her widowhood he wrote her,
renewing the proposition of his youth.
Sh" replied that she had been much
touched by his constancy and that If
lie came east she would do everything
in her power to contribute to his hap
piness. Rogers lost no time In making the
Journey. On the day of his arrival he
eont a note to Mrs. Thatcher asking
when It would be convenient for her
to receive him. A reply ca'uie asking
him to call thnt evening. He did so
and, being uehered Into the drawiug
room, which was dimly lighted, saw a
woman advancing to meet him.
Now Rogers had exercised his Im
agination so far as possible as to the j
prooatiie appearance or ins oiu iov
after a lapse of two decades. But In
spite of himself he sav only the Im
age be remembered arid which wns
the photograph he . had taken away
with him. Had he seen a woman who
had chnnged as was to have been ex
pected he would have been astonished.
As it was, he mot with a pleasant sur
prise. The lady seemed scarcely to
have changed at all. The singular part
of it all was that he was not con -
sclous of having changed himself. It
did not occur to him that should his
former love meet him without having
been told who he was she would not
"Denr me' be exclaimed, "you have
scarcely chnnged at allT'
"Nor you," she snid considerately.
"And yet." he went ou. holding her
band In his and looking at ber fixedly,
"you are changed. There ts something
I couldn't tell what It is thnt Is dif
ferent from the drl I left years spo."
"Have 1 lost anything of my my
good looks?" j
"On the contrary, I think you have !
gained in comeliness. As to youth, you
don't seem to have added half a dozen
years to what you were wh?n I left
you. You don't look over thirty."
At this the lady cast down her eyes
and repressed an expression of dissat
isfaction. Of course a meeting between two
lovers one of whom tad been marr!
and widowed was not the same as it
would have beM had they lived in the
meanwhile for each other. Rogers
saw at once that he could not begin
where te bad left off. There must be
a new courtship not that he needed
1 one himself; be was readj to take hia
love right Into his arms, as he had
sl.mA thA ill- Arf ,i ii t ,111 f . 11 1"1
the good sense to realize that it had
been far different with the widow.
Not only hfid she lived a long while
with her husband and must get used
to new conditions, but It ls woman's
nature to desire a courtship before a
Indeed, the meeting had all the nov
elty of a new affair. Whenever Rog
ers would go back to their past In
timacy the widow would say: "You
must remember that in my marriage
my engagement with you was oblit
erated. Since then it has had no ex
istence for me, though it may have
been continued for you. This is not
the same connection. Let us treat it
as If we had never met before."
Rogers could not but acknowledge
the reasonableness of this. In oue way
it pained, in another It pleased him.
It reminded him that his love had been
possessed by another, but there was a
freshness lu it that could not be ex
pected from the renewal of an affair
In middle life with nu old flame. His
courtship progressed very satisfacto
rily. He was an exuberant lover and
several times came very near spoiling
it all by attempting to go too fast.
Then, too, there were the usual lovers'
spats. Though more mature, Delia was
Just as sensitive as to the way she was
treated as during their previous affair,
and Rogers had the same difficulty In
bringing her around as before. But
while he showed an experience off
years In the treatment of women sha.
seemed as wayward as when a girl.
This surprised her lover, but he at
tributed It to the fact that she had the
experience of only one man, while he
bad been thrown in with a great va
riety of women.
Considering that they had been en
gaged before, a long courtship was re
quired for Rogers to win the second
time. Indeed, several times he was
tempted to give up the struggle. Final
ly, thinking it would be well to as
sume a more Independent attitude, he
"I left my affairs In California in
other bunds temporarily to come here
and renew a proposal which I mado
years ago aud which was rendered
null through no fault of mine. I did
not count ou winning you again, and
I did not count on your havlug, in the
meanwhile, glveu your heart to an
other. That connection, I see, has
broken the spell between us so fur as
you are concerned, aud I question it
It will ever be restored. I am obliged
to return to my affairs. Siuee you have
changed and cannot return to what
you were in your feelings toward me
I see no way but for me to leave you
as I did before, only this time forever."
This had the desired effect. The
lady asked for another day to make up
her mind, aud It was granted. Rogers
asked If be could not cull for It thnt
evening, but was told that she would
be engaged examining ber heart. Ho
went away, thinking that be had a
rival in the dead, but felt assured that
as a Uvlug being he had every ad
vantage and the victory would be his.
Aud he was rght When he called
again the lady, without speaking a
word, held out ber arms to blm. Ho
drew ber to blm and had won.
During this courtship Rogers was
Informed that Delia's mother, whom
he remembered well, bud grown fee
ble and kept to her room. He asked
to pay his respects to her, but was
told that she could not be Induced to
see even him. As soon as the affair
between him and her daughter bad
come to a crisis he was Informed that
the mother desired to offer her con
gratulations, and he was Invited to her
He saw a woman much chnnged In
appearance from her he hnd known
twenty years before from having been
long ill. She extended ber hand with
n smile thnt reminded him of - Delia
when she was a girl, but which, as It
was then, he bad not noticed In her
since his return. Thnt smile sent n
thrill through blm such as her daugh
ter hnd not occasioned.
"I wrote you," naid the older lady,
"that If you would come here I would
do everything In my power to con
tribute to your happiness."
"You wrote meV"
"Yes, I. I am your former DHIn:
this, my l:intrhter. Is your prevent one.
In throwing you with her I have fluno
the only thing In my ftower for yon.
I nm not only past middle npe, but I
am broken down by ill health. You
nro a vigorous man. In the prime of
life. I can do nothing more than give
you my daughter."
Though the woman's beauty was
I fIli. 0 pnnR shot through her rormer
' Iver. Had he not stood between. fti.
two women lie would have chosen her
In preference to her daughter. But
ner forethought of old cnuie up to him
nnd told blm that she wns richt. He
lowed his head and said nothing.
Then, turning to look at the younger
of his two loves, he snw an expression
on her face thnt warned him 'against
a blunder. Taking the hand of tho
mother, he kissed It. Then, turning to
the daughter, be took her In bis arms
and kissed her on the lips
May 1 in American
the bay of
1S9S Commodore George Dewey, U.
8. N.. with the Asiatic fleet, defeat
ed the Spanish warships in Manila
1010 Rear Admiral Philip Illchborn.
U. S. N.. retired, ooted naval con
structor, died in Wasliiugtou; loru
Speak with the speech of the world.
think with th? thw;g!ita;ur tha few.
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