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THE ROCK ISUVND ARGUS. SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 1912.
Published Pally and Teekiy at lt
Second ivfnu, Rock Island. IIL (En
tered at the postofftce a eecond -class
Hark lalaaa Mmkrr of tke Aaaortateel
come that he received, with the pric
of necessities of life constantly advan
cing. There Is, however, a grain of
inspiration and suggestion in his ex
pert nee and fortunate are they who
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
L. V. RHF.UMAX STUNG.
When L. Y. Sherman, candidate for
United States senator, was speaker of
the Illinois house, he was about as
TERMS Daily, 10 cents per week. ' handy with the gavel as Ty Cobb Is
Weekly, tl par year In advance, j with the baseball bat. Whenever
Compiointa of delivery service should i onie member had a motion to offer
be rrad to the circulation department! ": ' '--"-r did not wifh
wh:rh should ao he notified In every'0 entertain. Sherman would smash
Ir.Kanre where It Is desired to have Dim into submission with the gavel,
paper discontinued, aa carriers have no When democratic member clam-
authority m the premiae.. for recognition and Speaker Sher-
, man did not wish to recognize him.
character, political or religious, roust!
have ral name attached for publica
tion. No a-jch articles mill ba printed i
Over fictitious signatures.
tnl T'nlon. TVent 145
Union ETectrl' 6141.
This same L. Y. Sherman, now a
j republican candidate for United 3tates
senator. Is a delegate to the Chicago
i fight. He occupies a seat at the ring-
Telephone, in all departments: Cen- Bi)1 Tuesday he sought frantically
1145 and 2;S; to ontain -er ignition from Chairman
Rosewater. He had a motion rela
tive to convention procedure which he
desired to offer. Chairman Rosewater
was as deaf, dumb and blind to Mr.
Sherman's windmill gestures and cal
liope cries as Sherman was to the.
democratic members in the Illinois
house some years ago.
r- - 0
Bjr 9VJtCAJ M. SMITH
1 1 I
6aturday, June 22, 1912.
PHILOSOPHY OX HAT FASHIONS.
Have you Inspected your last sum
mer's hat, to see if it would "do" for
spring wear, after cleaning and maybe
coloring, and a bit of new ribbon or
a spray of fresh flowers?
Of course you have. And you've
discovered what all the rest of us
have discovered to our sorrow that
! semi-annual recurring sorrow oeca-
How often in politics history repeats ; eioned by a comparison of last year's
Calling an opponent
The women delegates are tending t
Aba Lincoln didn't pay 1100 a day
for a room, either.
Cheering Bryan in a republican con
vention Is cheering to Bryan.
liar doesn't 'itself. How humiliating it must seem
to a man like the Casslus of Illinois
politics (Judge Sherman) who was so
imigmy wun tne gavei in nis own nay.
to have the tables turned upon him,
to be gaveled into humiliating silence,
to be absolutely Ignored at a great
a pot-light convention, where he craved
to be seen, to be heard, and to grand
stand as a booster for the greatest
grandBtander of modern times. T.
There -Dr-rrr ra a minute when the
roller wasn't In it.
Justice HugheB has gone to Lake
Placid for the summer. Think of T.
R. at a placid lake.
TTTE TAMING OF BILL FLINN.
"Flinn sat down." And that was Bill
We fear that Bill's nerve is not the
reliable thing it was in the older days
shape with the present shape.
"Now there," quoth a girl who held
at arm's length her last summer's
straw, "is a perfectly good hat." It
isn't worn a bit. All it needs is cleaning
and some new trimming. I paid a
good price for that last year thought
it would surely do me for two sea
sons. But look at It! It's got a low
flat crown and a wide brim that curls
up around the edges, ft simply isn't
anywhere near the right shape for this
year. Now I've got to go and buy one
of those ugly derby things with a
dinky little brim, like all the girls are
wearing, if I don't want to feel that
I'm a perfecv guy when I go out on
"Everybody Is so extravagant nowa-
wben he had his glory with him. Look
at old flies of Pittsburg papers and flays, signec. the gin s mother. - hen
Chamo rJark'a nlea for ieac In the ! '" discover tr.at wnenever mere
democratic national convention make, ! "a8 n encounter with Bill Flinn it
I was a girl I had a leghorn that was
the pride of my heart and It was my
very best for two years. But If a girl
doesn't have something new every
three months now, she thinks It is
disgraceful. We would have thought
it disgraceful to be sq extravagant
when I was a girl. How times
We might say that the changes
"make business." They do. We
might also say that people don't need
to enslave themselves to the styles.
Some don't but they are marked per
sons. If everybody doesn t look like
everybody else, according to the sea
son, she is decidedly conspicuous in
that way. It's tiresome to be contin
ally buying new clothes and to hustle
so continuously to get the wherewithal
to buy em. To such of ub the milli
nery revolt of the New York suffragets
comes as a note of hope.
If only the suffragets could make
that 3S-cent hat the styles not only
for one season, but for all seasons!
What unutterable joy would be ours.
What sums e might put In the sav
ings bank. What actual comfort we
might enjoy in the kncwledge that we
need no longer strain ourselves In
getting something new (and unbecom
ing) each season.
What easy consciences we woul
have when there no longer would be
the necessity of telling our friends
how beautiful she looks In her latest
millinery acquisition and exclaiming
about her super-excellent taste in the
selection which we have mentally
set down as a blotch on the landscape).
What a promotion In truthfulness,
for no longer need we lie about the
cost and make of our headgear, giv
ing out a 25-cent bargain counter af
fair with home trimming as a Paris
model which made father froth at the
mouth when he saw the bilL
The Argus Daily Story
In the Wrong House? By Clarissa Mackie.
Copyrighted. 1911. by Aaaowated Uterary Bureau.
"I don't think," said Mrs. Barclay. 'acwl tnose two wom ln
J ! ... . I . I , KAer
laying down the morning newspaper, .
him stronger than ever.
Talking about Lincoln, he won twice
and never had a campaign manager or
a George W. Perklaa.
"Popular government," said Chair
man Root. "Is organized self control."
And he hit the nail on the head.
was th other fellow who sat down.
Sometimes it wag necessary to knock
Chairman Root say. the situation in ! l" , J V
Chicago 1. "dangerously electrical." th'n that got prompt attention.
Still they can't .hock Ellhu. Alwa'8 lhp other feIlow was tne one
to go down.
There are times when It seems to be
different at Chicago. Just read the
convention story and then try to won
der what it can be that has overtaken
Flinn and makes him eit down.
A speaker had the stage and told
that Penrose is a better man than Flinn.
Th-n there was a demonstration from
Flinn and the Pennsylvania delegation.
Teddy need not worry himself about convention story tells that the
what may happen at Baltimore. The rPnr.sylvanIans went wild. They
den.ocrsis will take care of thmpolv-s climbed on chairs and branlshed
very nicely and when they get through raW fists. They yelled words that
the reople v.-.;i be with them. ln language that will go through the
malls were called "epithet, and vltu-
Regardles. of (right or wrong, the peratlon." Of course Flinn led the
republican national convention has demonstration, for he never asks an
flemonstrated anew that when brains ether to go the front ln a scrimmage
re matched against bluster, brains ! of that kind.
Invariably win. I And then came that man Hoot to
: . ! the front of the stage and pointed a
ItlSM-llMNCKIt IS POPULAR. long and lean and menacing finger at
THEY serve. 'Ua said, who atand and "that I shall go away this summer. So
watt . A
uiauj aiiunrui uvusn are truieivu uj
burglars while the owners are away.
There's a case reported in that paper
of some women personating the own
ers of a vacant flat, opening the door
with a skeleton key, going into it, help
ing themselves to the wines and having
a spree. When they departed they fill
ed what empty hand baggage thev
And do not make a bit of fuss.
That may be so for aught we know.
But we are aure they can't aerve ua
We go Into a restaurant
And find that sort of chap on hand.
We never visit It again
To watch him wait and stand and atand.
Quick action la the wodern word
That makes the customers return.
They do not cotton to the one
Who stands around with time to burn.
For after they have read the bill
And made their orders out with car
They want to aee the waiter Jump
And ln a Jiffy get It there.
This waltlnc at the festive board
Until the rabbit haa been shot.
Until the vegetables are grown.
Does not exactly atrike the spot.
Nor doea It make a fellow glad
To aee the waiter stop to chin
Borne pretty waitress halt an hour
Before he brings the order in.
So let them stand If they would lose
What custom ventures to their door.
But let them bring things on the Jump
If they would gather in eorae more.
The modern world must bolt Its food-
It much prefers the quick lunch pi:
And so It does not care to wait
For service by the waiting man.
Driven to Desperation.
"Jones la suing for a divorce
Ton don't tell met On
"But Mrs. Jones la the tiniest, cut
est, most Inoffensive little woman I
"But she changes her gown five
times a day."
"Well, what of thatr
"Jones has to bock up and unhook
every one of them."
The dlKCUholon of the name of Frank
W. Hlocl-.lliigcr ln connection with
the board of education to succeed
Hamlin il. Hall, meets with popular
Mr. Blochllnger 1a a representative
of the mrn who toll, is a resident,
a property holder In the First ward.
Is honest and conscientious and wouU
make an ideal school director.
IlKLHilON A 11 SI XDAV.
With -tho Mood streaming from a i
wound n his bend. John Aman en- ,
tercd the office of Justice of the Peace
John Sturgeon at Heaver Falls, Pa.,
after the close of "Hilly" Sunday's re
vival meeting the other night, and
swore out a warrant, charting his wife
with assault and baMrry. He blamed
Sunday for the d''tr'ictinri of his do
mestic tranquility, and while mopping
blood from hlu face, explained:
"Since this man Sunday started his
meeting liere niy wife haa had a bug
on religion. I've had to sv. i-ep. make!
bed, waah dishes and do :t'.l the house ,
work, while she goes to Sunday's tab- !
eniacle and yells 'HaUHujah:' Then '
she comes home, tells me I'll be con- '
demned if I don't seek the I.ord while
Me may be found, and if 1 don't warm ',
up to her line of talk, nhe knocks the
breath out of me. Look what she did
tonight! ' I
Religion a la Billy Sunday appears
to De a rearrui and wonderful thing.
It Is certainly good for Billy's bank ac
count, but it Is a grave doubt Low
good it 1. for anything ele.
"Flinn sat down."
Then he must have asked himself
what was coming over him. It was
not until aftr he dropped into his
chair that he realized he had sat down
at the order of the other fellow.
Flinn was game and he came back
for another round, getting to his feet
once more, determined to remain
standing even If the earth fell from un
der him. As an excuse for trying it
a second round Flinn made a point of
Root promptly ruled against Flinn,
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
(Special Correspondence of The Argue.)
Washington, June 20. If, in order
to be convinced lhat the present pol
icy of high protection is a mistake.
the American pub
lic simply demands
evidence that work
ers in the most
highly protected in
dustries receive no
ever, then the
country will go
fall. The evidence
Mass., strike re
vealed that the
men, women and
in the great woolen
mills the most
industry of all
receive $5, JG aid
$7 a week wages for full time. The
Stanley committee showed that the
workers in the blast furnaces of the
steel mills the second most highly
protected indii"ry work 12 hours a
day, seven days a week, and art- miser
ably treated and underpaid.
THE DAMAGING KKVEI.ATIOXS.
And now come the most damaging
revelations of all in the report, of the I the owner
New York state factory investigating Men, women
v - -CLYDE
of the ways the factory and mill own
ers "protect American workingmen":
Boys' fingers when cut oft b7
"punch" machines in the metal work
ing shops are quoted at 1200 the pair;
amputated singly they are worth $150.
Girls' fingers, when crushed by the
machines in box factories are not paid
for, as the machines are run at the risk
of the girls.
Women, some gray-haired, stand in
the slaughter houses for ten hours
daily, stripping pork and making sau
sages. Women, some young and others
old, work at core-making In the steel
and iron foundries while they breathe
carbon monoxide, a poisonous gas,
liberated by the ovens in the earae.
AYomen polish marble in many of the
marble shops. This work would tax
the strength of a robust man.
Women, as a rule, work immediately
before and two weeks after they give
birth to children that they may sup
port the little ones after they come in
to the world; they cannot afford to
Many thousand children are legally
employed long hours doing the work of
adults; children can do some classes
of work as fast as men, and they work
cheaper, for $3 or $1 a week; in one
factory the entire output ig made by
children; the only adult ln the place is
"Do you like to go out in a motor
"If some one else owns it"
"Don't want any trouble yourself?"
"It isn't that so much, but I do enjoy
bearing a fellow inventing new words
when the engine will not run."
A Delicate Way.
could find with valuables. I'm going i
to stay at home." I
Mr. Barclay looked up in terror. His
vacation aa well as bis wife's came in
summer, he enjoying himself during
such time aa he usually spent at home
with bis cronies at his club.
"I'll see that the flat Is protected,
dear," he said. "Tou needn't worry
"How? Are you going to rut some
one in it? I've tried to find some one
to come and stay here while we are
gone, and I haven't found any one. I
don't see how you can get help that I
Mr. Barclay rromlsed to look after
the premises himself, and the family
"Dear James," wrote Mrs. Barclay
from the hotel by the sea where she
and her daughters were stopping, "do
be sure that you go all over the flat
once a week anyway, and let me know
if everything is all right there. I do
wish you would sleep at home and not
at your club."
Of course James Barclay did Rs his
wife commanded nay, wished and
every Friday evening prior to his week
end visit to his family he went tjftown
to the handsome apartment in the Fair,
view and conscientiously went into ev.
ery nook and cranny, looking for signs
He was almost disappointed after
several weeks had elapsed because he
put that menacing finge r in eommis- commiS8ion, showing that there are
f:nn oncp more, and again toll Flinn
to sit down.
"And Flinn fat down." This time he
took the count.
If Hoot will Just go to Pittsburgn
and a'low Flinn to catch him out so'.7i
dark night there may be a third round.
206,000 women at work in the highly
protected factories of New York cities,
and that the average weekly wage of
these women toilers is $5. The pro
prietors of the fafoiies told the in-
and children are
worked to the injury of their health
under the pace-setting, speeding up
and other features of what is known
as "scientific shop method" systems.
Query: The New England manufac
turers who use their help this way re-
"Ask her how long she has lived ln
"She was born here."
"I know it, but I do not like to coma
right out and ask her age."
"Love is the dynamo that makes
things hum and keeps them going."
"I must say that if that is so it has
a pretty poor net of engineers."
"He has courted a good many girls."
"Yes, and he Is an expert."
"Yes? What constitutes an expert?'
"He can make love to one without
mussing her hair."
DEALING IN STOCKS.
Know What You Are Buying Before
Investing Your Money.
We tear of fortunes quickly made
In Wall street, of miners who have
accumulated enormous wealth by a
lucky strlfco. of inventions that have
made Inventors rich. But how uanv
vestigator6 time and again that they j ceive. protection which enables them to
"use women in place of men wherever : build up enormous fortunes, on the
possible, as they are cheaper and do! ground that they desire to "protect"
not strike for better w ages or condi-1 their employes. Since they are not pro
ditions." ! tecfing their employes, why should
The report of this commission has; they be permitted monopolies on
been gone over and substantiated by their products which allow them to
independent investigators of a big get rich by overcharging the consu
New York newspaper. Here are some i mers of this country?
SAVING OX IV WAf.F.S.
John Morrison, a Yorkshire carpen
ter. never got to exceed more than
IS. 75 a week. et when he dud he left
an estate of $1S,u)i. 'h n he mar- I
rled, 40 years ago. he found that h i
had been spending $125 a week for'
beer and tobacco, and he decided that i
he cou'.d get aloi.g without It. That!
meant a saving of $Ko year and with j
it he began the nucleus of the fortun !
he left. When his wage were ra:ei :
from $7 5 to $ 7S. where they stayed !
until he died, he worried along with-I
out spending the increase, which, wl'h j
the $C." saved before, made $1.50 a !
year. When J e accumulated f" 'I be j
bought two cottage. Me rorrowed j
three-fourths of the purchase money i
and raid It back out i the rents. Br !
renting ground and turning his spare!
IT.omenis to gardening he saved a
little more each week. Then bis wife
became imbued with the idea of thrift ;
and opened a shop and sold what Mor-
risen got out of fc's tn:rV ratch. H j
bcught two more cottage, from tir- I
to time and at was b.e to q ut work
- - vn
v . i i
; a !
of these Instances are there? Just .
few, while countless thousands am.
hundreds of thousands have lost every
thing ln unsuccessful ventures.
The prosperous, successful man or
woman is the one who buys with
knowledge of what be or she Is buy
ing, whether it be a piece of beef, a
dozen of eggs, a horse, a bouse or
stock, and bonds.
Money has been made In Wall street
and will continue to be made. Tlfise
who buy stocks when they sell low and
sell them when they advance must
make money. The ojHTatloo is no dif
ferent from buying a house or a farm
at a bargain and selling It at a profit
But one should exercise Just as much
care ln one transaction as In the other.
called" 'Still Life' in the catalogue."
. "Don't eat so fast, Bessie."
"Why not. Bobby?"
" 'Cause I want to be the only pig la
"Pa. Willie Jones hit tne today."
"Willie shouldn't do that"
"Pa, ain't it unconstitutional?"
Abroad the good fellow is jolly.
His money quite freely is spent;
At home he will fly in a passion
If soma one should ask for a cent
LOt' IS K.
The, horn bill, a bird which is widely
distributed in India, the Malay archi
lelago and Africa, has a very loud
note. Its call has been described as
between the shriek of a locomotive
and the bray of a donkey and can be
heard a distance of about a couple of
nicks I hear that Brown's speech
at the club dinner last night was quite
funny. Wicks The opening sentence
was very! He rose and said. "While
I was sitting on my thought a chair
Have nothing to do with those who struck me." Everybody roared. Bos-
Martin W. Littleton.
offer puttering opport unities to get
rich quickly. This will save your
money. It may sound very nice to
say that one own. a thousand shares
of a gold, silver or copper mine with
a par value of f 10.000 and that cost
the holder only $0 or f 100. But what
use is such a certificate unless it has
real value? Better put the $,"0 or
$100 ln one share of a dividend pay
ing stock and be satisfled with mod
erate returns and a moderate profit on
any advance the stock may enjoy.
ar.d live th- l:f of a rpntl.mt. nf I --a . unictora prominent
- - - a r- - ii I lav rr .-W V Q t fAr
The story docs r.ot explain the en
vir. nmer.tg of Morrison and it is Ire
pebble to conceive
They were looking at the canvases
on exhibition in the artist's studio.
"Doe this one represent a real land
cape?" Inquired the portly gentleman
with the double chin.
"Yea. lr." answered the artist -That
rude shack la the foreground Is a
ve that he could j Utt'.- ton will be an Important -uxe I moonshiner's cabin In tbe mountains'
uairjupoa .L in-4 ax th feaitUuore. convention, tOV Tea. T.Lia must be the paistin
gre&eman from New
York City, haa ;.rpared a resolution
calnns; for a congressional Investi
gation cf the charges of bribery at
tne Republican national convention.
A crowd U not company. Faces are
but a gallery of pictures where t'jere
is no love, and talk but a tinkling cym
baL Francis Bacon.
Who He Was.
A traveler aaw a woman take a man
by the collar, yank him up tbe .teps
into a railroad car. Jam him down Into
a seat pile up a valise and two big
brown basket with loose covers and
long handles at his feet and say:
"Now, sit there until I help Mary
Jane on the car, and don't move rill 1
When the woman reached tie door
the traveler said to her:
"Is that man your husband?"
"Naw!" roared the woman. "He's
my daughter's husband, and be hasn't
It may be that we can sneak up be
hind and get what we want but few
of ua can afford to take it that way.
Virtue, it is said, is its own reward,
but in that it is not unique, for ln tbe
long run each of us la in the same po
sition. Nerve and Invention are tbe only
things necessary to make poverty seem
Tbe man who does what he bag to
do is likely to be the man who take
the most credit for it
Social position may be desirable, but
it la not remunerative.
Tbe coming man seldom arrive se
cretly and by night
Tbe man who can't tell tbe difference
between emotion and ability never
bold a manager's Job.
There are a lot of way of being ex
clusive without making a snob of you
Between .having too much hair on -ber
bend and tou little sense within it ,
tbe modern belle has a foolisb tlm i
.eu of tne L.me.
Wife (sweetly i Do you remember
the first time we met? It was in a
train. Husband (bitterly Ye, but
It' too late now to sue for damage
One dav 1uri?eth nmh . . ..
u k ,.,1 ic ho, f . -
si ini euuufcu w j j ' i ut&i juaa'eta all. stow.
owa, ... - - -1 ' -
had nothiug to report on Saturday
night save the customary "Everything
all right. Louise. Not even the dust
Ou oue particular Friday evening,
however, his adveutures were exciting
enough to cover ull the uneventful
period of the past Inspections.
The elevator had whirled him up to
the sixth floor and be had made his
customary mistake of trying to enter
the wrong apartment, only to discover
that he hud made tbe wroug turning of
At his own dorir, that of suit C on
this floor, he inserted the key, turned
it and entered the hall. It was dusk,
and the place was ln semidarkness. A
faint reflection came up from the light
ed streets below and was flickering
against the ceiling.
As he bung his bat on the hall rack
he beard a sound that brought him to
There were voice.
They Came from the dining room,
and, looking down the hall, he iavf
that the dining room door was ajar
and that the room was dimly lighted.
There was the tinkle of china, too
Some one was eating In his dining
room. Clever housebreakers were calm
ly enjoying a feast while hia valuables
w ere packed in bags and suit cases con
venient to a hasty departure.
Moreover, he made another discovery.
The intruders were women. There
were two of them, and they chattered
ln French. Mr. Barclay was sus
picious of all foreign languages, none
of which he understood In the least.
He tiptoed to the dining room door
and endeavored to peep through th
narrow opening What he .aw onl
confirmed his fears.
He caught a glimpse of the back of
a hi rye Mack hat and a black gowned
form. The wearer was seated at a
table Imck'to him. Facing him wa a
woman with a thin, dark face ajd
snapping blnck eyeti. She. too. wore
a hnt and was talking animatedly to
On tne floor witnin bis range of v-
Uion be saw two leather suit cases and
i i couple of traveling ba-s.
) There was no doubt la hU mind that
jbi.i home bad been invaded by a pair
j of clever women crooks and that tbe
:bags contained the Barclay valuable
lid no much of the wardrobe of hi
wife and daughter a bad been left at
At this moment Mr. Barclay sneezed,
or rather be choked a rising .neeze.
and the queer sound he pro. "-iced in con-ft-quence
thereof brought tbe woiuen
in the din;ug room to Instant panic.
Mr. Barclay fairly ran down the ball
end tlipi-ed Into a clothespres and
drew the dxr softly behind hiio.
In dealing with women Mr. Birclay
dining room and accused them of theft
No; It was his idea to avoid the hys
terlcal confusion that would follow
such a course, lie would slip from
the closet and leave the apartment to
seek a policeman. The affair could be
conducted with decorum. Mr. Barclay
hated noise and confusion and noto
riety. He would not even prosecute
the fair criminals unless Mrs. Barclay
Insisted upon it
All these thoughts ran through hi
mind while he waited there in the
stuffy hall closet. He could not hear a
sound from the dining room, although
he applied an ear to the crack of the
It seemed that hour passed as he
waited for an opportunity to leave the
closet Their silence couvlneed hirn
that they were suspicious of discovery
and were waiting for the intruder to
Mr." Barclay had no desire to make
a target of himself for female Bailie
to shoot at for these womeu were un
doubtedly armed and were dead 6bots.
Mr. Barclay knew that his rotund form
would afford an excellent mark for a
Therefore he bided his time, inwardly
hoping the fair ones would be fright
ened away. Anything to avoid a fuss.
But Is was not to be.
neavy footsteps sounded ln the. cor
ridor, and a heavy hand was laid on the
hall door. There was a flurry of silken
skirts through the hall past the closet
where Mr. Barclay was concealed, and
the door of suit C was opened to ad
mit another person.
"Oh, officer," panted a feminine voie
in hysterical excitement, "some one
has entered my apartment, and he Is
concealed here somewhere!"
"Did yez see him?" demanded the
voice of the officer.
"No. but we heard him a plain a
j could be. We were sittlug ln the dln-
lng room when we heard a cough a
man's cough! So we telephoned at
once for an ofllcer!"
"I'll be takln' a look around, mum,"
said the policeman heavily, and Mr.
Barclay heard them pass into the
He shivered uncomfortably. Now
somethiug was really going to hnppeu!
There would be a scandal, indeed,
when it was discovered that he. James
Barclay, had entered the apartment
of a stranger.
For now he summed up the situation
in this manner:
Instead of entering his own suit, he
had entered another by mistake!
ne was the interloper in the case.
The ladles ln the dining room had a
perfect right there, while he was the
The strong arm of the law would
soon pull him from his biding place
in the closet ne would be dragged
off to Jail. Piscj-nre would fall upon
the name of Barclay.
All this would coil o pass because
of his stupidity.
lie would make one dash for liberty.
He might gain the corridor beforo
the aearcliers found him, and once in
the corridor, where ho could call upon
elevator !oys to identify him as the,
lessee of suit C, he would defy them
Cautiously he pushed the closet door
open and stopped Into the dim hall.
He crept slyly down the hall to the
door and lnld his hand on the knob.
In another Instant l.f would be safely
in the corridor.
But as he laid his hand on trie door
Into the corridor several things hap
pened all at once.
There was a quick rush from the
drawing room behind him. A pair of
iron hands gripped his shoulders and
whirled him around to a sudden glare
from several electric lights.
"Not no fast, me foitie old feller!"
rumbled the voice of the law.
"Father!" shrieked his daughter
"Mon Ileu!" squealed the small,
dark woman. Jumping up and down
"The devil'" ejaculated Mr. Barclay,
staring from the vivacious French
woman to his daughter and thence to
the policeman, who eyed them all
"Where did you come from, father?"
"From the ball closet." rasped Mr.
Barclay, realizing that be was indeed
in his own house. "If you hadn't talked
French I might have recognized your
voice," be said accusingly.
"Mme, Lemay came up to town with
me today, and we decided to upend tho
night here. I telephoned your office,
but you had gone."
Mr. Barclay khook hands with the
grinning policeman and left a crisp yel
low bill In the big palm. He submitted
to an Introduction to Mme. Lemay and
found a few minutes In which to talk
to his daughter.
"If you had not spoken French I
would have recognized your voice and
it would nver have hapix-iied." lie
And nndT the circumstance we
cannot blame Mr Barclay for being
suspicion of all language, which bo
doe not understand.
June 22 in American
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