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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 1912.
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A third ticket will at least add to
the gaiety of the campaign.
Tn accepting the renominatlon Pres
ident Taft took a golfer's hazard.
What is wanted in Rock Island these
days is good feeling, not ill-feeling.
You were mistaken. There is the
treasury department's word for it
that we have never before had so
much money in circulation.
Governor Deneen thinks the ousting'
f Lorimer "a vindication of law."
What law? Iorimer held a certificate
of election from Governor Deneen.
The "new party" Is going after the
scalps of Congressmen Cannon, Mc
kinley, Prince and Rodenberg. There
will be interesting fights in their dis
tricts. The truth of the matter is that The-
odore's Chicago convention will be a
sort of moving picture show with the
colonel In constant evidence on the
In some places In this country,
counties are called "hundreds." After
a while, when we annex Canada and
Mexico, we'll be calling our states
If reports are true. President Taft
is exercising a discretion that is bet
ter than valor in his decision not to
make a speaking campaign. His meet
ings would be alow affairs.
.. - i j the recall campaign and is Its chief
Cortelyou "remembers distinctly" : promoter. It is significant to say that
that the tobacco trust did not contrl- : the Rock Island County Liquor Deal
bute to the Roosevelt campaign fund ers' association upheld the hands of
in 1904; which implies distinct memor-, the municipal authorities in enforefhg
les of other trusts that did. the law against the dives that bring
diRgrace upon the liijuor traffic and
A Kansas City man sent this to stood shoulder to shoulder with the
the Star cf that city: "Don't you ! municipal officers in carrying the caBe
think the United States should have ' into the court and compelling respect
sent some cowboys to participate in for the law. The question that natur
the Olympic game? They could ally arises, therefore, is if the recall
have shown the Europeans how to i is to be brought Into play every time
bring the Stockholm." j P rsistent law-breaker is hit by he
- - j law. how long will we have law and
Chairman miles' initial bulletin is ! decency?
characteristic. To say that "the re-' A suggestion, too. is warranted as
publican party approaches the presi- j to tne publication of the names of the
dential campaign with confidence In i
the solemnity of lis cause" is some
what too' funereal for a summons to
Now the Insurgents are getting
weak-knei'd In their resolution to keep
paso the democratic tariff bills
through the senate. Their opposition
should not and will not restrain the
democrats from carrying out their
program. If we can t have reduced or course the writer of this Inquiry
tariffs we can put on record every w111 nave to fljfht it out with the law
republican senator insurgent or I ar a8 ni3 Inquiries are concerned,
stand pat. , The law was framed perhaps on the
Idea that a man must be responsible
ADVEIiriMlNU THAT PAYS. toT nls deeds, and in order to establish
That newspapers are better medi-l,he validity of the recall petitions so
urns than magazines for advertising ' Ur a" ,lie bona nde natur the slgn
.ntmnMi.. a . , , . , ; ers is concerned, they should be public
automobiles Is the conclus on of the . n Tka
,,... ... ., ' . to all. The Argus proposes 10 pub-
Henderson Motor Car company of In- .n.k . . . , y "
dinn. t. w ' llBh tbe nme o he signers to the
IrTlwmrl'tl . T. , , , petitions, as It has already stated, in
? i VS. h' 7,.aK re8ultfuh of its mission and pro!
i "? W"Pa" vinc" Purvevor of public InfoV-
? Ill ha Urg lh ! ma'1 "d with no other object In
neral manaJe iT,"1 . view. ,t made the announcement in
'ZTe: J -i- Uance because U had learned that
"The returns from the beginning of
onr campaign ware simply wonder
ful. We were forced to add and keep
aoaing to our stenographic and cleri
cal force until we were working al
most twice as many stenographers as
any automobile concern In Indiana.
And still we were behind. It has
imply been Impossible to take Im
mediate care of the Hood of telegrams
and letters of application for the Hen
derson agency which we have been
AT LAST THE SIXKET HAS
It was not the Chicago Tribune that
ousted Lorimer from tne United States
senate. It was not the corruptiou
flrhtlng newspapers of th nation. It
was not the public sentiment which
welled up from every state in the
union. It was not due to the confes
sion of bribery. It was not due to
the convincing evidence of wholesale
corruption. It was not the votea cf
ff members of the federal senate.
Not at all!
What chtldlt-h assumptions!
What sbfurj hypotheses!
From Oyster Lay the voice of an
oracle is heard revealing the mystic.
secret. Theodore Roosevelt confides
to the 90.000.000 people of his king -
Itjras my flght and it Is my vie-
How perfectly rude of the 89,999, -
999 others of us to assume that we had
any part either in the fight or in the
T. Roosevelt did it all because he
refused to eat a free lunch with the
Mcnde boss in Chicago. Had he eaten
that free lunch the Lorimer case .
. . t. . i . i.ii . : .
wouia nave aiea 01 muigeanuu. i
What stupidity is signified In the
universal failure to solve this simple ,
national secret sooner. i
CIiAKK'S VISIT TO WILSON
Speaker Champ Clark has made his
pilgrimage to Seagirt. He did not go
there with reluctant step. He did not
rush with ingratiating haste. He
chose the right way and the right
time for doing the right thing. His ac
tion has cleared the atmosphere of
any lingering suspicion that the possi
ble bitterness cf a hard convention
light might be an element in the cam
paign. The convention's verdict had al
ready been accepted becomingly by
Mr. Clark. Now he has validated that
acceptance. If the democratic party
had needed an example of high party
fidelity Mr. Clark has furnished it.
"He was Just fine," was Governor
Wilson's comment on Mr. Clark's vis
it. The next president's words are as
clear and simple as the speaker's ac
tion. Democracy may look forward to
an illuminating campaign.
The people as a whole may look for
ward to a great administration. A
Dresldent and a sneaker of the house
actuated by a sincere purpose to
serve the general welfare, equipped by
Instinct and experience so to serve
this is the promise of the November
THE RECALL. IX ROCK ISLAND
The Argus is not opposed to the re-
call in principle. On the contrary It
retards such a nrovislon in connection t
with the commission form of govern-!
ment as a safeguard placed in the .
hands of the people, If correctly ap
plied. Its abuse, however, would be
as damaging to good government as !
the act on the nart of anv nubile offl- i
clal that would justify its use. The
Argus is opposed to using any lnstru- i
ment of the law for the purposes of
revenge. The recall movement now
under way in Rock Island was prompt
ed purely by revenge. While doubt
less many good citizens have signed
the petitions, partly because they are
not altogether satisfied with the con
duct of municipal affairs or are dis
appointed in .public officials, and part
ly through misapprehension as a
number of them who are signing with
drawals have stated the whole pro
ceeding originated in a purpose to
"get" the officials aimed at because
the law had been enforced as to dis
reputable saloons. The saloon keep
er who defied the attempt of the city
to force obedience to the law, who
continued to operate after forbidden
to do so until the power of the cir
cuit court was evoked to compel
obedience to the law. Is the father of
1R,'"s or the recall petitions, by rea-
son of a communication received by
The Argus from a citizen who evident-
.v u j . t,Aw, . ,
standing. "Why is it." he says, "thataDd 8uffic,ent an8wer to these oollBh
the signature to a recall Is not Just armcnt8- ,T,h last Panlc ,n thls
as sacred and secret as a ballot, as !cun,trJr. m be remembered, occur
long as it serves the same purpose? red le8S than five years, ag0' wh(n tne
Why divulge how a man stands on
the recall any more than how he
stands In an election?"
signatures to some of the petitions
had been obtained under the represen
tation that they would not be publish
ed. Under these circumstances The
Argus considered It a duty to an
nounce In advance Its ova position.
Had it published tie names without
prior announcement of its intent, it
might have been blamed.
THE BEGGAR'S LEGACY. "
ftt Clathea Number af Poar People In
Gifts of clothing are made annually
In many market towns and villages of
Surrey to tbe poor from a bequest left
for tbe purpose by Henry Smith, or
"Dog" Smith, as he was more generally
called, having earned the sobriquet
from the fact that be was sever aeea
without a dog at his heels.
This remarkable character lived
boat two and a half cento-tee ago and
was one of tbe bet known Ego rea In
Enrrey. He was ortplnaliy a silver
smith In tbe city of London and. pros
pering In business, acquired estates in
different parts of England
Developing ecreatiicitlea aa he grew
old. he adopted tbe life of beggar.
Ilia wanderin vera c-nnlined aim.:
entire) r to Knrrev. and he la aald ta
; have beared his wsy through every
J town and village In the couaty. At his
death In 16S1 he left all tls wealth to
( ln market towns and parishes of Snr -
j njA and endowment enabled eact
"Tut ' a'"
if ,?? -i-M-
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A New York club woman declares
that It is an evidence of financial ge
nius when a woman picks her hus
band's pockets. The wife wishes to
save the money, says this New York
soloness. Besides, she adds, a man
usually has very little money in his
This club woman's remarks sound
as if she had had experience. Possi-
bly I" defending her own action
Tw0 or three J"dses, however, are
ahead of her in the defense of worn-
en who abstract coin from the pockets
of their liege lords when Bald lords
are unconscious of the act. If a man
does not give a wife sufficient funds
to run the household, it has been judi
cially decided, the wife has a perfect
right to take the wherewithal away
trom the husband wherever and how
"rr B,"f uau ""--e ' 1B muuey n. ,
belonging to herself as equal partner
in rne ramny nnn.
It seems a sneaking way of doing,
yet it is undoubtedly true that a good
many wives can get necessary money
Jn no otner wa". Some .husbands are
8Ucn tightwads when it comes to home
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COMMENT FROM THE CAPITAL
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
(Special Correspondence of The Argue.)
Washington, July 15. Now that the
people have come to Bee the sham of
a high tariff, and
that a continuation
of republican rule
means a still fur
ther surrender of
the government to
the big business
G. O. P. orators
are trying to raise
the spectre of hard
times, and to make
it seem that busi-jhad depleted the eold reserve so rap
ness will falter in idly that before the Harrison admin-
the event of dem
as this never
weary the republi
can mind. Without
regard to the truth
and unimpressed by evidence to the
contrary, these men go on shouting the
same old heregies. The "hard times"
heresy is a twin-brother of the long
exploded doctrine that a protective
tariff protects American workingmen,
when every school boy knows that it
does no such thing.
WHAT HISTORY SHOW".
A brief hibtory of recent American
(business depressions provides a full
machinery of government. Theodore
Roosevelt, who has a cure for all
Fair Sea Girt was a drowsy town
Beside the sounding sea.
And peacefully It slumbered on
In dark obacuiity.
Too sleepy 'tai to make the race
That leads to civic fame;
The census man o'erlooked the place
He thoufht 'twas but a name.
Of all the towns tn Jersey state
It Is a likely guess,
Vone lacked bo much of being great
And none was mentioned leaa.
But pitying Fate looked down upon
Fair Sea Girt one June day
And aald: "Alas! that thia awaet
. Should sleep Its life away.
Altho the place ta nearly dead,
i There's one can bring; It fame
If honors fall upon his head
Wood Wiiaon Is his name!"
And so that day kind Fate decreed
That Sea Girt s whilom son
Should mount the Democratic ateed
That yearns for Washington.
town fo spend $2SO and each village
about $30 on the purchase of clothing
for its poor.
Mitcbam. however, was excluded
from his benefactions. Smith's erplana
tlon being that on one occasion tbe in
habitants of Mitrham whipped bim
through tbe village as a common va
grant. London Chronicle.
i A man who was much In need of
sleep rolled out of bed durins tbe night,
; The Jar did not awake him thoroughly.
' and bis Ijand wandered In exploration.
expenses that they drive their wives
into a semblance of thieving for one
must agree with the Judges that it isn't
real thieving, for the woman but takes
what is her own.
Still, she has the feeling of a thief.
And if thieving children are born to
her, should a father wonder where
they got the taint?
And yet I once heard of a man who
thought it was such a good joke to
make his wife sneak her expense
money that he never voluntarily hand
ed her a cent, but kept loose change
in his trousers pockets Just for the
enjoyable purpose of watching her take
it when she thought he was asleep!
Another man held his wife so irre
sponsible in money matters that he
would not even permit her a few dol
lars in cash to spend for her children's
Christmas presents. She was too high-
minded to pick his pockets. But she
taught her little daughter to wheedle
dimes and quarters from father, which
were all turned over religiously to
mother until the needed sum was gath
ered. And this was one of the suc
cessful business men of a large city.
He was hardly a successful home
Do you know why so many women
filch little things from the shops? It
isn't because they want to steal, but
because they never have any money
with which to buy their needs. If
they are unmarried women, it's In the
blood from pocket-picking mothers.
We should not be surprised when
the sons of these women grow up with
the iripn thnt nnv means tf arnn4rine'
-dim . C6iuujo1c BU iuu5 a '
not caugni. rossmiy tnat is wnere me
New York club woman scents the
financiering genius. If the truth was
told, many a trust head's genius might
be traced to an ancestress who had to
resort to shady methods to get a little
necessary spending money.
known political evils, was in the White
house when this panic, which was the
least excusable panic the nation ever
had, came about.
The republican party was In full pos
session of the government when the
panic of 1873 came about. Likewise,
it was this jparty that was 1n power
when a panic came in the early part of
1884, and the country recovered from
that panic during a campaign that re
sulted in the election of a democratic
president. The republican party was
in control of all branches of the gov
ernment for four years previous to the
panic of 1893, which was a currency
panic clearly 'due to the republican!
'suver purcnase law or mis iaw
istratlon could get out of office a few
millions In gold were borrowed in New
York in order to keep the reserve at
more than $100,00n,000 until this ad
ministra'ion could get out of office, and
thus throw the responsibility on the
incoming democratic administration.
FACTS FROM BI RKAU STATISTICS.
The New York bureau of statistics
publishes figures showing that month
by month more persons were employed
in Identical industries from the elec
tion of Cleveland until the following
June than for the same period the year
The silver panic of 1893, which was
due rntirely to republican legislation,
Is the only one for more than half a
century that did not occur while the
republicans were in full possession of
the government. Yet republican ora
tors, true to their habit of obscuring
issues and raising false cries, go right
on trying to make It appear that dem
ocratic success means hard times.
Tou know the rest; the papers tell
What bustle fills the town
That alept so long: and alept so well:
How men of great renown
Are common there as are the fleas;
How visitors galore
Are wafted In on every breeze
That strikes the Jersey ahore.
They make that village fairly hum
And fill the place with snap.
Dear friend. NOW Sea Girt has be
come A red spot on the map!
It encountered the mesh of some pro
truding springs and a sturdy Iron cor
ner post. "In Jail at last," he mur
mured aa he went off into another deep
The Baseball Courtship.
"How do I stand with you. little
girl?" inquired the ardent fan.
"Yon have a percentage of about .786
Just now," answered tbe lady fan, "and
lesd the league."
"I'm glad to bear that- I was afraid
I was In tbe second division." Kansas
Br 9VTCAT M. SUIT
gOMETIMES the love letters that
men write have more show of pub- :
Ilcation than others of their literary ,
Some men couldn't get along with- ,
out a wife. She's so handy to convey
For double distilled, guaranteed
misinformation apply to the loquacious
Piety is often of very genteel ap- j
pea ranee because it Is used only on !
The more extravngant taste a worn- j
an has the more she leans to an ele- '
gant, refined, simple life.
Some bores are worse than others, j
bnt the man who never made a mis-
take heads the list.
The man who can tell how It hap
pened before it did is the ideal editot
of the special edition.
There may be some things better
than gold, but you don't see any ener
getic gentlemen organizing expeditions
to go In search of them.
Be careful of making suggestions.
When once you put mischief In anoth
er's head it sometimes takes a court
decision to get It ont.
Many a man who has married a rich
girl has discovered that it Is a hard
wy to earn his living.
Sorry For Him.
My neighbor has an auto;
I have to walk around.
While I am crawling half a bloc
My neighbor spurns the araund.
But when he has a puncture
And he must work away
For half an hour to fix it up
I simply smile and say:
"Oh. Mr. Johnson, walking's very fine!
Oh. Mr. Johnson. It will do for mine!
You may not make a showing-
You hardly know you're going
But. oh, believe me. neighbor mine.
When you are Jaunting down the line.
Although you travel staid and slow.
It gets you where you want to go."
And so I do not envy
My neighbor with his car.
Although when I am walking
He always travels far.
I know there will be something
Ere very lone to pay.
So when his engine ceases
I simply smile and say:
"Oh, Mr. Johnson, maybe 1 am slow.
But perhaps you notice that my plant will
Take It all together.
Ain't It lovely weather?
When I get there I will say
Tou will be along some day.'
Willing to 6a Neighborly.
"now do you like your new neigh
"They seem very friendly."
"Very. They are not at all stiff and
Immediately eatablished themselves on
a borrowing basis with us."
Saw the Details.
"Did you ever see the canals
"Sure! And I saw people sitting on
the bunks fishing."
"Through a powerful telescope?"
"Not exactly. When I fell and bump
ed my bead on the Hour of the skuting
Catering to the Men.
"What are you going to cull your pa
"The Evening Smoke."
"What a name!"
"The men will all want it after sup
per." No Proof to Show,
"Are you a real, for sure suffra
gette?" "I certainly am."
"Hut I uever heard of your being ar
rested." Such Hard Luck.
"What Is your husband's business?
"He is a member of tbe legislature."
"Did he ever accept a bribe?"
"No one ever offered Mm one.
"What Is tbe matter with you?"
"I've got the grip."
"Is that all?"
"The grip has got me."
"Going to vote for president?"
"Depends upon whether the man I
vote for is 'lected or not"
Tou may not find contentment.
As I have eon.eh:re read.
Ur.:!l your life la ov-r
Ar.,1 you are safe and dead.
But In a lady young and cute
You'll t!nd a t'lenn.-int substitute.
The Quarrel Discreet
"Why do you employ soch elaborate
rtrcomlocnrion when yon te,l a man
tnat you doubt bis veracity 'f
"I find It better to use the longest
words possible. If I can -swnpel a man
to consult he dictions i to ascertain
.Just what I mean both Br tempers get
'a chance to cooL" Wa fcIngton Star.
Timothy Barton's Almanac By Clarissa Mackie.
Copyrighted. 1912, by Associated Literary Bureau.
Lncy Barton glanced timidly at berf
husband. Timothy was scanning the
well thumbed pages of an almnnnc '
"Tuesday will be your birthday. :
Lucy." said Timothy, looking over his
spectacles at his meek little wife.
"Oh. do you think so. Timothy?" j
murmured Lucy doubtfully.
Timothy's quick temjwr was aflame
at once. "Think so? I know It's so, I
Lucy! Tou was born on the 10th of
January, and here it says "Tuesday as:
plain as can be". He leaned across the '
table and placed s forefinger on the
date In question.
Lucy looked at the date, and her eyes
traveled to the figures at the head of I
the page "1911" it Bald as plain as
could be, while this year was "1912."
Everybody knew that.
"It came on Tuesday last year. Timo
thy," she ventured, "but it's one day
later this year, yon know."
"What does It say here? roared
Timothy, slapping the open page of the
CS3 ra o o-
DK.STBOXED ALL ALMANACS THAT BORB
THE FIOL'RXS 1912.
almanac with his band. "Woman,
what does It say here, huh?"
"It says Tuesday, Jan. 10." " admit
"Of course it does! Then what'a the
matter with you, huh?"
"You've got the wrong almanac,
Timothy," Lucy declared in a fright
Timothy stared at his wife, then
glared at the almnnac in his hand and!
saw that it was true. He held last
year's almanac. But Timothy was a
Barton. He would not give tn that he
had made a mistake oh, no now that
Lucy bad called bis attention to the
fact. If she bnd said nothing, but
quietly permitted bim to celebrate her
nutal anniversary on any date b
chose out of the calendar and he had
found out the mistake afterwarcLall
would have been well.
But Lucy had spoken.
"The fat was In the fire," to quote
Little River folks.
Timothy Barton obstinately contend
ed In tbe face of the almanac makers
of tbe world that be was right He
swore up and down that the 1911 cal
endar was the proper oue for this
"Ain't you going to church. Timo
thy?" asked Lucy on the following
Sunday morning, for after breakfast
be had taken down bis overcoat and
cap and wound his everyday muffler
around bis neck.
Timothy stared aggressively at ber.
"I didn't know there was church on
Saturday," he grunted as be pulled
on his mittens. "Seen anything of my
bush Hcytbe? I left It In the entry
Lucy stared at biro with frightened
eyes. "Timothy Burton, what are you
going to do?" she demanded.
"Going to clear out the underbrush
In tbe south woods," he snld defiantly
"Talu't Sunday." retorted Timothy
"You know better than that, Timo
thy," she wailed. "When are you go
ing to church If you don't go today?"
"I'm goin tomorrow on Sunday!"
he retorted, pointing to the last year's .
calendar banking on the wall. I
"There won't be any church tomor
row, and you know it"
"It's not my fault. I'll go. and If It
ain't open It's the fault of them whose
business It Is to look after surb things!"
Timothy rnttled the doorknob Impa
tiently. "Seen that bush scythe. Lucy?"
Iicy arose and looked her hnsbnnd
in tbe eyes "Yes. Timothy Burton. 1
saw your bush scythe. I saw yon
clean It off and hanp; It up In the tool
shed last night, the same way you do '
every Saturday night!" j
Timothy winced and colored, bnt his ,
lips set firmly. j
"Are you going to chnrch this morn- '
ng?" demanded Lucy sternly
"I don't go to church on Saturday."
said Timothy, quite contemptuously,
and so left the house.
He was actually going to cut brush
wood on the Sabbath!
Two red sjiots flickered In Lucy's
cheeks as she disposed of the Sunday
morning tasks. Her bands trembled1
as she put on her bat and slipped Into
tbe fur coat which bsd been her hus
band's wedding gift four years ago.
for Lncy bad always been a submis
sive wife and bad never before had
occasion to cross the famous Barton
She went to church alone. She was
glad that tier husband bad the for
bearance to 1 bis Sabbath breaking
In tbe solitude of the woods and' not
In the face of all Little River
How was sbe to exp'ain his absence
from church? He might contradict
whatever excuse she might make np.
Sbe was In a quandr.ry whui to do.
At least she could go and come so
hastily that none might intercept ber.
And she did. But the people spoke
of It afterward how Lucy Barton had
been late at church and had run away
from It before anybody had a chance
to say how do you do. They wondered
where Timothy was, bnt they ceased
to wonder when some one reported
that Timothy had been observed cut
ting brush while the church bells were.,
On Monday Timothy dressed himself
In bis Sabbath clothes and walked
sedately to church, creating no little
excitement as be passed along the vil
"Somebody mnst be dead there's
Timothy Barton all dressed In his best
black r cried one.
" 'Taln't Lucy, for I saw her hang
ing out her wash," observed another.
"He's gone into the churchyard, and
I declare to man If he ain't going
Into church or trying tor' Curious
faces peered over clotheslines and
from window corners as Timothy
Barton creaked up the steps of the
church, tried the door and then turned
away and went back home.
"I shan't rest a mite till I find out!"
declared Mrs. Clarence Sayles. twist
ing the last clothespin Into its place
on the line and wrapping her red
bands In lier glnehnm apron. "I told
Clarence that something was np when
Timothy didn't go to church yester
day." "I'll bet the Barton temper is at the
bottom of It!" said her sister-in-law.
But somehow they never really ar
rived at the true solution of the trou
ble, although Timothy's actions were
eccentric for another seven days.
Meantime Lucy had bad a consulta
tion with her pastor and came away
with renewed courage. The Rev. Mr.
j Pudderson employed tip to the minute
I methods In settling the difficulties of
! his parish. He did not offer to pray
I with TlmoThr. He knew that that
would only add fuel to the man's ob
stinacy. "It's the only wny yon can break
through it. Mrs. Barton," he said aa
he shook bunds with her at the door.
Lucy was very busy In her room that
evening. At breakfast tbe next morn
ing Timothy, eating his pancakes In
sullen silence, did not notice that his
wife's hair was dressed with unusual
care, and be could not guess that under
the clenn print wrapper she wore was
hidden ber best dress.
Timothy was cutting cordwood now
adays, and when he had finally dis
appeared in the woods his wife had
finished her last household task, slipped
off the wrapper and made ready to go
out. She did not wear her fur cloek
the one Timothy had given ber as a
wedding present but she did wear a
warm cloak that had been hers before
they were married.
She bad a note all written, and she
left It on the kitchen table where he
could read it when be returned at din
ner time. By the time she was ready"
the station stage had backed up to the
door, and Lucy entered It, carrying a
email traveling bag. Mrs. Clarence
Sayles and her sister-in-law, Bessie,
bad another topic to wonder over.
At noon Timothy tramped np to the
kitchen door, propped bis ax against
the house and went In. At sight of the
clean, dlnnerless kitchen a look of
wonder csme Into bis face. A vague
fear clutched at his heart. Something
must have happened to Lucy! 8 be
was sick. He had defied God and roaa
and the almanac, aud punishment
would be his! .
A quick tour of the little house fail
ed to divulge the whereabouts of his
wife. When he returned to the kitch
en he found the note. He grew very
pale and leaned against the wall while
he read It The handwriting wns
very trembly, as If Lucy had been agi
tated when Rbe wrote the note.
"Dear Timothy," It read, "according
to my marriage certificate we were
married on Feb. 20. 1008. If. as you
say, your almanac is correct there
wasn't any Feb. 20 in 1!M)S. nnd so we
weren't ever married at all. Such be
ing the case. I am going away to stay
with my cousin, Lydla Keelns, In Cen
tervlMe. Good by. Your friend, Lucy
"V. S. Of course If your calendar
was last year's, everything would be
all right same as before."
All that long afternoon Timothy
Barton snt and stared at the caleudars
on the kitchen wall. They all bore th-
figures "1011." and yet this wus tbe
It was over small matters like these
that tbe Bartons had worn themselves
out had broken hearts and wurped
Timothy struggled bravely with his
! Inherent obstinacy
At sun-M-t he tore the out of date
calendars and almanacs from the wall
and stuffed them In the fire. He went
out and harnessed Brownie to tbe top
buggy, and he put In plenty of fur
rolH-s for warmth, fur It wus long
ride to Centerville
He was going to bring his wife home.
He was going to give In
The Barton obstluary bad succumb
ed to love for a woman
July 17 in American
1744 Elbiidge Gerry, stateumaa and
"signer." born: died 1S14.
1703 John Jacob Astor. pioneer capi
talist, born In Germany; died 1643.
ISfiS -General Morgan's Confederate
raiders captured Cynthlana. Ky.,
after defeating local home guard.
l'Sii--I.ewU Tass. statesman, died at
Ietroit: born 17W.
ISwls End of the war in Cuba; Span
ish surrendered Santiago to Gener
al W. R. Khafter.
1003-Jame Alrfx.tt McNeill Whis
tler. Ameri.-cii artist famous In
England, died; horn Lowell. Mass.,