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THE ROCK ISUVXD ARGUS. THURSDAY. MAY 30, 1912.
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Thursday, May 30, 1912.
Why Judge Cooke
Should be Re-elected
Ills seraaal rhararirr la wtth
nl a blemish.
Ilia Judicial record la eleaa aad
Ill eWlalona have hrrm baeed
law aad roinnioa aense.
lie has Ike reaper! and ronfl
aVnre f hla lulee n the su
Tbe press aad lanyrra of tbo
slate admit bla legal a Mil I y aad
Ilia defeat meaaa six republl
eaas aad oalr oae democrat oa
tbe elate bearb.
A -vote for Gnorce Cooke is a
for fairness and fitners.
And New Jersey Is the Btate where
the "ukeeters'' came from, too.
A good judge should be returned
to office Irrespective of his politics.
This is the festival of the patriot
dead. Cheers for the living and tears
for the dead this is the sentiment
that fits the day.
A New York broker reported to the
police that his wife's gold cigarette
nse hud been stolen But did he
tiarcli the kids in the nursery?
Apparently the professional muck-
rakers are down and out. Not one
of them has takeu advantage of the
opiwrtur.lly to get busy in the Ever
glades. A Boston paper describes this spring
as "olygooey." The weather there j statement that the friends of Judge
must have been something extraordin-' Cooke are refusing to answer the chal
ary to drive men to what makes them 1 lenge as to the qualifications of the
talk like that.
; . - - - ' of the campaign the strongest advo-
King Georpe has proved his courage iates of Justice Cooke's reelection, re
liv goiMg down in a submarine boat, publitans as well as democrats, hate
Hut its a io;il rwn to a tramp's stood squarely on the issue of non-par-ilcrby
that he doesn't dare eat a bag jiartis-anshlp, qualification and avail
of peanuts at a court reception. lability. On the other hand,
. . ! Judge Cooke's supporters have not ut-
By the time Teddy and Taft pet I tered one syllable in disparagement of
through nayirg everything they can of any honest compliment that has been
eueh other the people will (ome to paid to Judge Grier, nor have they as
the conclusion that neither is fitted , sailed the character or personal worth
to holj the ofl'.i e of chief magistrate
of this great nation.
Secretary of State James A. Rose
was one of the ln known and best
liked iuMie officials In the state of
Illinois. He was painstaking, faithful
and efficient, and throtinh his long ca
reer iu the office proved h;s value.
In th great national knock-down-and-dras
out Room wit stems to hute
Taft a little groggv. But wait until "ne of the best supreme court Judges
Taft slips the organization brick iu in tll? tat of Illinois. They have
his glove at the Chicago convention. , also hown that ln the brief time that
He will lolt Ted in such manner as'M Cooke has served, he has done
may make the latter bolt. j as IIluch work a of 'he older and
simoro experienced members of the tri-
, , . ... . . ("bunal. and has received $3,000 a year
The Hamburg-American Steamship1. t . .. .. . .
,, ,,, , , less for his services than the others,
line win noon ittuuen ine Dmgesi snip
in the world to be called "The Impera
tor." A few months ago the launch
ing of this ship would have been hailed
Willi delight, for the impression pro-
vailed then that the hitger the ship: . ,,,, . . ,
. . ... , . . of Justice bcott s term, he was not al
the better and the safer it was. but,. . . ,v . ..
since the heart-rendiiig disaster which
befell the Titanic, it has been demon
strated that man is not able to bui'd
anything that can c.cfy the elements
of nature or fly the Rag of defiance
into the face of Providence. The mag
nitude of a ship, instead of being a
guarantee ef assurance and safety,
can only add that rr.ar.y more human
sacrifices to a marine calamity that
may come and emphasize that the ats '
of Providence are still greater than ;
the achievements of man.
THE VAI.I E OF 1XTFIU-KIUXS. j declared for him. In Springfieli. the
"The Value of InteruTbans" to a city i capital of the state, where the work of
wag the subject of a talk at the asso- , the supreme court is as carefully 60 ni
dation of commerce noonday lunch- j tinized as anyw here in the state, every
eon one day at the St. Nicholas hotel . new spaper is supporting Justice Cooke
Ju Springfield by Alfred F. Potts, sue- j the State Journalirep.), the Newsi rep.),
esful bu8i;:cs man and attorney cf ; th Journal irep.l, the News rep.).
Jnriiar.apolis. the State Register (dem ). and the
This Is a subject in which every; Record idem). In Peoria, the second
rran. woman and child of a city like I city of Illinois, all the papers are en
Rock Island should be Interested. In-' the side of Cooke the Herald Trans
dlanapolis has fojnd the interurban 1 crlpt (rep), the Journal (dem ), and
one of the most potential influences the Star Und ) while in Quincy, the
in city building. The great system cf largest city In Justice Cooke's dis-jjau-rurban
oat of the Indiana capital ; trict, every newspaper is for him
is the underurban wonder of the world.
Illinois presents greater possibilities
than Indiana In interurban develop
ment. Marvelous things have been wrought
in such Illinois cities as Springfield,
Peoria, Decatur, Danville and Bloom-
j lngton In development of the Illinois
Traction system. Other roads are be-
projected. Every bona 'fide pro
ject or this kind deserves every reas
onable encouragement that it can be
given. It is a business proposition
which concerns not Rock Island alone,
but every person In the contiguous ter
ritory. The value of intenirbans cannot be
overestimated. The subject is a time
ly one and an important one.
-I AM THE PEOPLE."
Colonel Roosevelt's signed editorial
in tSe current issue of the Outlook, as
well as his declarations from the
"stump" during his campaign, cannot
fail to impress, the analytical reader as
well as the casual reader, with Roose
velt's egotistic assumption he alone of
all men who are eligible for nomina
tion as a candidate for president, is j
the mouthpiece for the people of the '
IT.lted States. In effect the colonel
declares "I am the people
and BS -
I diets indeed he condemns
j fiumtB to convict all
'republicans and democrats, as either
bosses or boss-controlled. There Is
room for only one man in public life ,
who is "the people" and that one man
is tne comnei. n any voter iavors any :
other individual he is either boss-rio-
den or misguided.
No such preposterous
other man. j
t I autcu ui ou; uui
Nf-ver was such audacity, such arro- . , r.A ...
..... ... - store it to a golden color? (2)
gance displayed by a candidate for,. , . , .
. , . .. ... . hat colors are most becoming to a
president in the hiptory of the country. ! blond? B
Read the records of all the campaigns I
which have preceded the nresent. (1) I would advise you not to
Take even Abraham Lincoln's second ; bleach yur hair to mak 11 Hter. j Members of the class with few rela
mni.n in which nrohahlv more vi-! t0 De contented with nature's tives have often been made to feel
tal iKsues were thoueht to be in-!
volved than any o'her, and no declara
tion or claims were made in behalf of
Lincoln that will compare in their as
sumption of superiority and exclusive
' patriotism with those uttered by Roose- j
velt in his own behalf.
Anyone who takes the time to think
can not account for the attitude of
IUoseveltand his declarations upon any
other ground than that his mind is
unbalanced, and that he has come to
believe he is all he claims to be. Either
hat or he Is the most arrant dema
gogue or bla'act and insincere poli
tician that ever appeared before the
public as a candidate for president.
Theodore Roosevelt Is not the peo
ple. He either knows it or is crazy.
He is not the choice of the majority
of the "people" of his own party
much less of the people of the coun
try. He either knows this or is un
balanced in his mind.
It would be a calamity if he should
force the Chicago convention to nom
inate him. It would be a Btill greater
calamity to elect him.
PERSISTING IX THE UNTRUTH.
The press that is championing the
candidacy of Judge Grier, at least in
this section of the district, is evidently
acting on the theory that persisting in
untruths affords an Indisputable
argument It is repeating the
: present jus'lee. From the beginning
. of that Jurist.
They may have criti
cized, and most Justly, some of the
j methods that have been employed and
are iieini? employed m Judge oners
behalf by unscrupulous politicians. In
answer to the claim that JudgeGrier has
in nine jears on the bench demonstrated
that he is one of the best circuit
judges in Illinois, Cooke's friends
have pointed to the fact that in
two yfarg and a half on the supreme
court bench Justice Cooke has proven
jowins to the fact that the law increas
ing the salaries went into effect while
his predecessor, Justice Scott, was
i serving, and his own incumbency hav-
'tilt hPtfll ml cf rc-A fla a winlinuattnn.
The rapers supporting Justice
Cooke's tandidacy have repeatedly set
forth these further facts in answer to
all arguments as to his qualifications:
j His associate justices have all rec
ocnized him as one of the ablest, most
conscientious and earnest and bard-
. working judges that has ever been on
! the supreme court bench.
The bar of the state has recognized
his worth and praised his work.
The press of the state has declared
for his reelection. In Chicago the
i itccora-Heraia ana tne journal have
Dear Mrs. Thompson: (1) To
whom In Washington should a person ;
write for Information about patenting
a new invention? Would It be nec
cessary to furnish a model, or would
a description be sufficient? (2)
Where would I send the manuscript
nor a novel, ana wnat is me average
! price for a good one?-
(1) It Is necessery to retain a pat
ent attorney before making applica
tion for a patent. The attorney
would represent you In presenting
your case to the patent office Gen
erally speaking, it is necessary to
furnish a model of any mechanical
device that is to be patented: (2)
ManUBCrlptB Bhouid De submitted to
book publishers, lou might get a
i,,.,, - i.h fn nnhllnhor who has nre-
vl uBlv. l Bu d booka of the eeneral
' h.ve ln mlnd cpnf. stamDs '
type you nave in mina. bena stamps ,
pay authorfJ ,n roJraltie8 g,v,ng them j
jten fifteen( or twerjty per cent of the
TetllrDa from the sale of novels,
Dear Mrs. Thompson: (1) lam
a blond, seventeen years old, and my
il.j. i j .... . , , .
(2 Light or dark blue, andjbadlyby receiving fewer floral gifts
in case your compaction is very clear, I
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, May 28. Upwards of
75,000 applications for increased pen
sion under the new law, which be
came effective May
11, have been filed
with the commis
sioner of pensions,
and it is expected
that the applica
tions will continue
to arrive at the
rate of about 20,-
000 a day until all
of the 450,000 old
6oldiers still this
side of the final
roll call have been
heard from. As
soon as the appli
cations arrive they
and 6orted. They
are then sent to
the legal depart
ment of the bur
eau, where ex
perts carefully examine them. If
found correct they are sent to the
division ln which they belong, after
which the "evidence"' in each case is
looked up. The claims are then ac
cepted or rejected, as the case may be,
after which the applicant, in the event
his claim Is accepted, is tut on the
rolls at the increased rate. If his
claim is rejected, the applicant is im
mediately notified, and told w herein his
application Is faulty, or of any other
difficulty that may have arisen ln his
A MISLEADING SF.rTIOV
There is one section of the new law
that is misleading, and may have the
effect of building up hopes among
some of the old soldiers that they are
going to get the maximum rate of $30
a month, regardless of their age or
length of service. This section pro
vides that in the event the soldier
the Whig (rep), the Herald (dera.),
and the Journal (dem.).
The Grier papers will not gain any
thing by clinging to the untruth in
the face of such an array of arguments
as is thus presented.
Plumbing Firm Fails.
Dixon, May 30. The plumbing firm
of C. G. Smith &. Son of Dixon has
failed with liabilities of $14,000 and
assets of $5,000. The old Joke about
the proverbially rich plumber failed
Miner Is Crushed.
Harrisburg, May 30. George Gobin,
h machine man at Ogara mine No. 3,
was crushed to death by a fall of
coal. He leaves a widow and three
Battle Hour for Girl.
Freeport, May 30. Two young men
in Freeport loved the same girl and
meeting on the street, fought for half
an hour and when separated were a
block away from the place of begin
ning and both were badly used up.
Socialists Get Action.
Canton, May 30. Canton has a num
ber of socialist aldermen and in the
absence of the mayor they are doing
all sorts of things. They disregarded
the mayor's choice of a presiding of
ficer pro tern, ignored the committees
he had named and did things up gen
erally with a high hand.
Spanks Her Scn-in-law.
Sterling, May 30. Mre. W, A. Van
osdel. wife of Mayor Vanosdel of Morri-
lavender and wistaria shades.
Dear Mrs, Thompson: I have a
fleshy nose. Please give me a remedy
for it and tell me if it will hurt me,
and how long it will take. There is a
hump In my nose. Don't you think it
will show more when the flesh is re
The best advice I can give you is to
see a good dermatologist. Your nose
might be reduced by massage treat-
ment or U m,ght re(lulre use of the
t )f v rrt n iPt well
e" fo e' BV ,fn l.tV
ter. I would prefer to consult with a
good surgeon, rather than take
chances with some beauty doctor who
might prove a dangerous quack,
Dear Mrs. Thompson: Is it cus
tomary to give flowers to a high
school graduate at commencement?
B. R. T.
The custom was formerly quite
common, but is falling into disuse.
than their more fortunate friends.
is so disabled by reason of his wounds
that he Is unfit for manual labor, he
will receive $30 a month. The word
"unfit" has been interpreted as mean
ing totally disabled. The new law
reads the same as the old one ln this
regard. Under the old law a soldier
who was unable to perform any work
whatever could get $30 a month upon
furnishing proper proof of his disabil
ity. The new law does not change
this section a particle. Under the new
law it is simply the age and length
of service that will determine the
rate. A soldier may have served two
years and been shot nearly to pieces,
and yet he won't receive any more
under the new law than his comrade
who wasn't injured at all while serv
ing the same length of time. Age and
length ci service alone are the quali
fications under the new law. Any old
soldier, however, who was wounded in
the war, and who is unable to perform
any labor because of his wounds,
should apply for the maximum under
the old law unless his age and length
of service gives him the maximum of
$30 a month under the new law. In
other words, there is nothing in the
new law to prevent a soldier from ap
plying under the old law, providing the
new law doesn't give him as much as
he is entitled to under the old law.
HAXCG OF AGES,
In all except a very few applica
tions thus far filed, the ages given
by the old soldiers range from C4 to
90 years. Only a very few were under
the first figure, so it is seen that the
old soldiers are old in fact as well
as in name.
Those of the old soldiers who have
not already filed their applications for
increase under the new law should do
so at once, as the law provides that
the Increase, when allowed, shall date
from the date of filing the application.
It is dollars and cents, therefore, to get
the applications in early.
son, publicly chastised her son-in-law.
Jack Casey, when she met him on the
street, administering a severe spank
ing with a piece of fence board. Mrs
Vanosdel asserts that Casey recently
gave a stag party ln one of her un
occupied houses and that she had re
peatedly told him not to do so. Several
of Casey's companions, who were with
him when the irate woman appeared,
attempted to rescue him. She turned
on them and threatened them with
similar treatment, continuing the
spanking process until Casey promised
better conduct in the future.
Boy Crushed to Death.
Taylorville, May 30. While attempt
ing to board a Wabash freight train
at Harvel, 111., Herbert Scroggins of
Raymond fell beneath the wheels and
suffered injuries which caused his
death while being taken to a hospi
tal in this city.
Loses) Leg In Crash.
Rossville, May 30. As the result of
an accident to an auto in which she
was riding near here, Mrs. Fred Smith
will lose her right leg. The limb was
broken below the knee when the ma
chine collided with a telephone pole
some days ago, and the bones failing to
properly knit, amputation was decided
upon to save her life.
Assault Proves Fatal.
Edwardsville, May 30. Dr. E. M.
Herrtn, a veterinary surgeon of this
place, is dead as the result of injuries
inflicted some time ago when the doc
tor was assaulted by a man believed
to have been Alonzo Hogan of Collins
ville. The attack occurred in Collins
riile and the assailant came on tbe
doctor from behind. Hogan is being
9r BVTCAT M. SMITH
THE PREVAILING MANIA.
TN politics and business deala
a The thing Is ln the air
In all the modern walks are found
TIs not alona In Mexico
And China far away;
You'll find It running much at larga
Hera ln the U. 8. A.
No party Is exempt from It.
No odda how firmly set.
The microbe slyly bites them all.
And they begin to fret,
And doctrines that they thought would
Forever and a day
Are thrown Into the melting pot
Or rudely tossed away.
Soma regulations handed down
From those who knew tbe trade
Of running governments well oiled
Ars faded now and frayed.
They looked like wonders long ago.
But ln thta modern age.
When candid men are up a stump,
They arc not all the rags.
But things pertaining to the trick
Of running states are not
Aa hopeless as they seem to be.
For truth will mix with rot
We'll make improvements as we go.
But nothing wild or rash.
Meanwhile rest easy; this old land
Ot oura won't go to smash.
"I cannot find my little dog any
where." "Hara you lost that Intelligent ani
mal?" "So it seems."
"Go into the restaurant and order
sausage and see if it barks when it
"lie is cutting his eyeteeth on a sec
ond hand automobile."
"Did he buy that old rattletrap be
was looking at?"
"That is what he did."
"Well, It has one good point"
"What Is that?"
"He will never be arrested for break
ing the speed limit."
"But bow about his using the street
as a garage?"
Pert Young Thing.
"Mr. Bliffkins Is a good young man.
daughter. I want you to give him
"All right, dad. I'll Introduce him to
my spinster annt She'll give him
"Did you have high water in your
town this spring?"
"I should say we did."
"Some flood was it?"
"Well, it came over my rubbers."
"What ails blin. anyway?"
"lie is too strong to work."
"How about resting?"
"He is strong for that. too.
Once Each Time.
"I am looking for a place to turn
over my mouey."
"Invest in a loop tbe loop railway."
He died. We know not where he went.
To what strange, nameless bourne.
He only lived for cent per cent.
So there were few to mourn.
Some young people seem to regard
courtship and marriage as simple pas
times. When money talks it is generally to
Issue an order.
Cupid has so many captives that It
is not to be wondered at that be gets
them mixed up und mlsmated occa
sionally. If living were not so expensive would
it be more or less enjoyable?
Tbe lies that people tell about us
aren't mo pernicious, but when some
one gets right down to brass tacks and
begins to give straight talk about us
People are so much alike that yon
can't tell the difference, no matter
where you go.
A mouse and a woman make a com
bination that is bard to catch
When a girl marries she expects to
revolutionize housekeeping ln ber lit
tle world and amaze all ber friends.
It Is easier to get out of fashion than
to keep in and much more comfort
able Maybe fortune doesn't play any fa
vorites, but she'll have to let some of
us ln on tbe inside to prove it to n
Nobody was ever convicted or neg
lect of duty when duty was paying
T5 pet cent on th investment-
Rings Did you see wuere some critic
ays thnt women have not got the ob
jective faculty? Bang-Unh! I'd like
that critic to start any question with
my wife Baltimore American.
We should believe only in deed
(Words go lor uotuing everywhere.
A College Freak By John B. Peterson.
Copyrighted. 1911. by Aseoutated LJterary Bureau.
cnarlie Bangs, senior at B, nniver- I
sity. was walking across the campus,
thinking about his commencement ora
tion on the iufluences of the Greeks
and Romans on modern civilization,
when he was recalled from the ancients
to the present by a melodious feminine
"Can you direct me to David Bar
Charlie's cap came off, and be stood
at polite attention, peering into two
i liquid brown eyes. But before he suc
ceeded in making a complete shift
from tbe forum at Rome to the campus
on which be stood the owner of tbe
"1 suppose it's all right for a girl to
go to a student's room If ebe's his
cousin. Isn't it?"
"There's another thing. I've never
seen Dave. I wouldn't know him. and
I might well, I might think some one
else was he."
The student was by this time on the
campus of the college talking to a pret
ty girl hunting for her cousin. More
over, he was in possession of the fact
that she wouldn't know her cousin
from Adam. Now, an idea occurred to
Charlie that would not likely have oc
curred to any one but that indescrib
able personage, a college student. It
hung on the tip of his tongue for a few
moments, then went forth:
What did the scamp do but give her
"You don't mean that you are Dave?"
"Singular. Isu't it, that we should
have met in this way, right here on the
W HEN SHB BEACHED THE APPOnVTED PIiACS
bill FOUND HIM WA1TI.NU.
' campus? I've been expecting you, but
, didn't know exactly when you would
"Why, 1 wrote you that 1 would ar
rive this moruiu. Didu't you get my
"Well. I declare! I posted it the day
"Didu't get it. Where are you stay
ing?" "Oh. I'm not staying anywhere. I
only came for the day.'"
"Well. Ml try to nmke it pleasant for
you. This being Saturday uioruiug. 1
haven't but one recitation, and I've
just come from that, so there is no
reason why 1 shouldn't devote myself
to you. Let me see would you like to
go through the college buildings?"
"Ever so much."
Now. David Barton was Charlie
Hangs' chum, and vice versa. Duvid
had been caught In one of those boy
ish amusements so dear to tbe college
student and so annojing to the faculty
nnd had been the day before sent to a
neighboring village to rusticate for the
rest of the academic term, ln this view
of the case his chum's action toward
the cousin bud some palliation, for
David had not reported his escapade
and consequent punishment to bis par
ents and proposed, if possible, to keep
them iu Ignorance of both. This would
have been a salve to Charlie's con
science if he bad had any conscience
in such a matter, but since be had not
no salve was needed. Nevertheless he
had a double reason for foisting him
self on Miss Mary Mills as tbe real
and only David Rarton. her mother's
sister's son. In the first place, it gave
him pleasure; In the second, he wished
to prevent the young lady going back
home and giving away the fact that
David was persona non grata within
the college precincts.
Charlie felt, as be expressed it after
wards, like a Canadian boatman steer
ing a canoe down a rapid. The avoid
ance of giveaways required the exer
cise of his wits. Had It not been that
he was in a position to break the thread
of the dialogue whenever he chose
he would have been overturned a doz
en times. When the youn;r lady began
to speak of a person be should have
known all about certanly bis own
f.jtber am mother be would call ber
attention to a dormitory presented to
tlie college by a member of the class
of '87. or a clock tower in memory of a
: man in 'OH who died while at college.
or a library building erected by sub
script Ion of the alumni. When they
were in the anatomical museum and
she asked bim a question about "our
grandfather'' be pointed to a skeleton
of an orang outang standing beside
that of a man and beaded ber off by
"Look at his bones."
"Whose bones?" she asked, sirdling.
"Certainly not those of our grandfa
ther, for I taw bim alive and weii a
"I mean the oran outang. I'll bet
you can't tell which U the s;e aud
which is the man."
Rut she could and did. and by this
time s!ie bad forgotten all about their' peck -No wonder tbey call it ueavea.
grandfather. i Philadelphia Record.
In this way be avoided tbe rocks, and
tbe further he went the safer was the
course, because he was all the while
picking up bits of information about
tbe family into which he had so sud
denly thrust himself and after tbe first
hour felt as well able to stand an ex
amination on the subject as In certain
studies In which be was not especially
proficient. Moreover, he found Miss
Mills a very delightful companion, and
since she was very well pleased with
him she could not well help showing
ic in her manner. When noon came be
took her to the university "chophouse"
and gave her a delicious lunch, then
left her, saying: -
"I'm going to get my chum's auto
mobile and show- you the country
roundabout here. He's away this aft
ernoon and kindly permits me to us
his machine whenever be doesn't want
"What's his name?"
"Oh, I've often beard ilfferest teta
bers of the family speak of Ciiarlle
Bangs. They say he's awfully nice."
"He's surely a good friend of mine.
Just you walk up College street to tho
main gates and I'll meet you there."
He kept his word. Indeed, when ah
reached the appointed place she found
him waiting for ber. Then they spun
away over the white turnpikes, fields
of ripening grain on either hand, now
plunging through a forest and again
darting over a bridge.
"I do think, Dnve," exclaimed Miss
Mills enthusiastically, "that this is the
most delightful day I ever spent in my
life. I never dreamed that when I
came here for a day with you you
would be so good to me."
Charlie's response was demonstra
tive. He put an arm around his com
panion's neck, then drew ber to hiui
and gave her a kiss.
"Don't do that." she said.
"Somebody who don't know we're
cousins might see us."
Iu this way the afternoon was pass
ed. So absorbed were the two ln each
other that when Miss Mills asked the
time great was ber consternation to
learn thnt her train had been gone
half an hour and there was no other
till late at night.
Here was a quandary. Tbe dlstttuce
was but twenty miles, aud Charlie
could take ber there sooner than a
way train, but how could be do so
without the risk of being seen by
some one wbo knew David Barton?
This would uncover his deception and
put him iu a position dreadful to con
template. But there seemed no other
way to get bis coinpanian home, and
he desired expressly to prolong the
ride. So be concluded to take the risk,
at least to make a start und trust to
his wits to leave Miss Mills before b
should meet nny of her relatives.
He told "bis cousin" that he led the
regular Suturday evening prayer meet
ing of his class and would lie obliged
to give an excuse for not being on
baud. He couldn't very well say that
he bad unexpectedly been obliged to
take his cousin home, for students are
so accustomed to the "sister and cous
in racket" that they would not believe
a real case like the present one. He
couldn't possibly lie out of the matter
owing to the tenderness of his con
science. Tbe ouly plan be could think
of was to drive her to a point where
she could take a trolley and leave her.
Miss Mills declared that not for
worlds would she iuterfere with his
prayer meeting engagement, though
she had never heard that be was espe
cially given iu thut direction. So they
whirled thirty miles instead of twenty,
going over the two sides of a triangle
Instead of the hypotenuse, and drew
up beside a trolley car Just starting
from its terminal on its inward run.
Charlie took one more kiss (he couldn't
help it) at parting, though there were
persons in the cnr.
"Why. Molly!" exclaimed a lady be
side whom she took a seat "What are
you doing here?"
"Oh. I've been to the college, spend
ing tbe day with my cousin. Dave Bar
ton. I've had a beautiful time."
"I think you must have bad a bean
tlful time. Who was that young fellow
wbo kissed you when you left the au
"Why, Dave Rarton. of course"
"n'ml Do you think I don't know
Dave liartoti when 1 see him?"
"Not Dave?" asked Miss Mills, a
Etrange doubt creeping over her.
"For heaven's sake, who Is he?"
"Why. don't you know Dave?"
"No; I never Kaw bim. I've only been
In this part of the country a month."
"Is that young man a student?"
"I suppose so. I met him on the col
lege campus and asked bim where I
could find Dave. He said he was
"Oh. my fioor. dear little stupid lamb!
The scamp has fooled you!"
"It Lsn't possible. He couldn't take
me all the way borne because he had
to be back in time to lead his class
The lady burst Into a laugh.
May 30 in American
18C8 First general celebration of Sol
diers' Memorial day.
1S87 Major lien. Per ley Poore. Jour
nalist and author, died; born 10).
1800 Memorial to General James
A bra in Garfield dedicated at Lake
Mrs. Henpeck There will be no mar
riages In the next world. . Mr Hen-