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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 191!:.
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Friday, August 16, 1912.
: rrrz - " 1 ocrats, for the most important reforms
"A fak" aviation school in the east ; which the populists are seeking to
has pone up in the air." Wherein, then, j bring about are not only embodied in
lies the fake? j the democratic platform, but have been
, among the principles of the demo-
It costs only eight cents for a hair , crar;c party for many years,
cut in London. Hut probably that't -all
a London r.a'.r c it is worth. j A CHCKCII PROBLEM.
i Up in the green hills of Vermont
A new $20 counterfeit bill has been , there is an ancient Puritan village place, and as long as he is reasonably
started on the round. But why worry? i where from 20 or more yews ago there j comfortable he wouldn't think of tear
Everybody doesn't own an automobile departed a young man with Ecar.ty , ing up everything and moving to some
garape. 'means, but openly athirst to see the ' other place. "But women women"
. i world. Much of it he saw. but cath-1 he paused to find suitable words to ex-
From Paris comes the announcement j
that electrltity will
t'ndoiihtedly, if the
dose is large
"Eat apples aiid he happy," says an
orchardist. Hut what the small boy
wants to know is how it can be done
at this time of the year.
Mayor fanor borrowed a chew of
tobacco from a ft reft laborer. Hut
what would he do if a ftreet laborer
tried to borrow ol' frorn him?
PoKelhly thf r-aon why the Hos'on
club ih in U.'- 1' ad Is that i's players
effectually d... guise their signals by
calling them cut in the lioston lan
guage. It is reported that one of the fuiji-
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Is in New York. Taking lessons from
on of the Lromiii'-nt sunrnen there.
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that I iu f Mavrntih ' rnmfn
use there ought to lie
il.'af-miite language iu
some of the
Ueutenant Hi-cl pr of the New York
I"llce mad'1 rh" mistnk' of nt pitting
Into the Mexican revolutionist move
ment 1 h-n h" could Irue ord'-rcd peo
ple brought out in b'l'ui'ls to be shot
ut si. ii rise.
nu; Titu.i nv ui ii;srii:.
The tragic dat!i by his own hand
of George Hrimett th's morning, proved
it severe hhnik to the business com
munity. Apparently one of the most
light-hearted an. I uniformly heirful
men hi the city, one who ever had a
bright smile ai.d a corciijl word for
everybody, George Bet.nett was of
the last who would be suspected of
such a deplor:! hie act
Yet h'U'ath !!. .-irfaee thtre were
sr.ffi l ings mill M :
of.e knew. And
keel a locked Up
His and afihctio'is
ugles of which noiac brought about her conviction if
it is tlic man who
within himself the
w hi h are his lot in
life, upon whom th- burden htais the
haie--t. To i.mIi a man there
foim times comes the ii idei!ii::nng
of pi. steal and ti.- ii'al 1 ing.
and tin u the crushing blow.
It is the human story: the tingedy of
life's F.ld tale. How few there
ate who know of the mental tor
tures and heart burnings of their fel
low mun. For unto each is given his
ross. Some bear up undr it; others
fall. But all in some way travel the
rtony road. Some soupp the cruel
pangs of despair, while others m:c
cumb. Pity is mixed wi'h the sorrow that
attends the pus,s;i.g of George Bennett:
SAVKK BY LOW SI'I Kl).
Kvcn the owners of the steamer Cor-
'.can. the lutest Atlantic liner to stri'm1
an iceberg, would admit that the Ti
tanic was a better and safer as well
as more powerful ship. The Titanic
w as newer and r"pres nt. d more per
fectly the latest advained ideas in
But the Titanic lies at the bottom
of the ocenu with the remains of the
hundreds who perished when that giant
vessel went down, while the Cors'can
is afloat and I's passengers and crew
are uninjured and safe. There Is no
tragedy, only a small money loss.
Sieed made the difference. The Ti
tanic stnn k going at a great race, the
t orsican while moving very- slowly.!
The larger and more powerful ship j
waa ruhed through loe fields on thai
yucpie mat me raster thev were
i i, . .
leu behind the sooner the risk would:: B") every
ie over and also on the supposition
that nothing very serious could happen
to so treiii ndov.s a vessel. The Corsi
can. If it mighty and less arrogant and
with the fearful lesson of the Titanic
In mind, checked down to a low speed
moveci as careruny as possible.
Thre lies the difference between
t.able caution and recklessness
., u.n.r nut- oi me oojecr leg-
ji furnished by the fate of the great
...r r wliu
11 I II I I ml n I 11 rrl TMld JVt, i .
x- i. --cc ca iceberg without lav;ti2gU pans of Wisconsin.
destruction and risking a terrible loss
THE POPUMST COXVEXTIOX
The national convention of the pop
ulist party held In St. Louis Tuesday
was a small aSair. The newspapers
represent that there were present only
eight men, two women and two chil
dren, 12 in all. No presidential cand:-1
date was nominated or indorsed. Ev- j
ery member of the party was left i
free to support the democratic, the j
republican, the bull moose, or any j
other candidate he should care to j
vote for. A platform, declaring the j
principles of populism, was adopted, i
The chairman of the national execu-1
tive committee said: "We are now but
the embers of the once bright fire (
that w-lll blaze forth some day. We
are naming national officers now mere
ly to keep the organization intact for
This convention of a party that" in
1S92 polled 1.041.028 votes and cast in
the electoral college 22 votes for
James B. Weaver for president, seems i
. . .
TO nave aecunea to a point wnere n ,
. only a nominal existence, with no,
ikehhood of it regaining its lost nu-
merical strength. The larger number
cf former adherents of the party
should be in sympathy with the dem-
ert,,j no rnore mosB than the proverbial !
rolling stone until he struck the dia-'to Materfamilias "women are always
mond fields of Kimberley. From that finding something they don't like
time fortune relented, and presently j about one place so they can go some
he gained a fortune. More than this, j other place.
he pained a sense of faith in God: "Now Just look at us, my dear,
and thereat departed forthwith for his We've moved on an average of once
old home, which in h!s heart he vow-i year, and there have been years
ed should receive a share of the bless- j'hen we moved twice. It wasn't be
ing whirh on him had been bestowed. ! cause we didn't pay our rent, either.
Me found the village more or less i "lt wasn't because I wanted to
decayed, as such villages have wont ! move, either," he went on. sadly. "But
to he; the church of his boyhood dayevery so often it seems destined that
unused and neglected, its bell fallen ;
and broken, its pews and pulpit gone, j
its thickly-peopled graveyard by grass
and bramble overgrow n. All this he '
s t out to change. The church of his
youth he renewed with pews and al
tar, paint, paper, organ and a bell, with j
me rope outside reedy for ringing as
in vanished days. New she-is also re-
.piareil fl,ose pone to decav. and then
, he tlunf (1 ,lia atu.ntion to tne rhurch- '
X a-A i.tv, u -j . J
ii utr titu&u 10 ue pruneu
and , i,.aned and covered with fresh
green sod and, making such lovely
place of burial as is perhaps not else
where in nil New Eigland. Then as
a final touch, lie endowed the pastor-
1 Surely there was nothing more that
he could do, yet the generous return
ing pilgrim is a disappointed man. for
the people w ill not come. Each Sun
day and o'her services th" bell sends
its wave of sound across the Vermont
hills, but in g m ral the attendance Is
the merest handful. In the summer.
I when the city vj.-i'or is abroad in the
1 land. th. re is a fair attendant e of curi
ous folk, for the balance of the year
it is meager indeed. It is the old saw
somewhat changed about. You cannot
make the horse drink, even if you
, bring him the water.
ETHICS IMiA EI AllOVK.lt STK I.
Now Hugh M. Horsey, the public
prosecutor at Atlanta. Ga.. who con- i
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uucieu iue siuies case against .wrs.
Giace, accused by hej- husband of try-1
ii:g to murder him. says ttiat he could
he and his wife had taken the witness
stand. The Dorseys lived opposite the
heme of the Graces and on the night
of the shooting heard the revolver re
ports. Dorsey says he and his wife
were in a position to swear that Mrs.
Grace, contrary 'o her sworn state
ments, was at heme at the time.
Hut he believed that for him or his
wife to appear as a witness against
a defendant whom he wp.s prosecuting
would be a violation of the ethics of
tie? i-pal profession Me consulted emi
r. nt ju ices on the subject and they
Hgreed with him. So the state was
pi'eer.'d from having the bene A of
what would undoubtedly have been its
I'n stcutor Iiorsey may be applauded
by the lawyers for the course he took,
but he will not b.' by the public. To
'he average citizen, adherence to the
kind of ethics that forbade him to testi-
, fy agiiinst Mrs. Grace, in a profession
which considers it no dishonor for its
, members to secure, by sharp, techni
, ca! practice, the acquittal of murder
ers and othfr evil-doers whom they
'know to be guilty, is somewhat finicky,
jto say the least. And he did net im
) prove matters by revealing the fact,
after Mrs. Grace had been acquitted.
! Having elected to risk losing his own
case, he should at least have remained
! f ilent instead of attempting to solve
, tis pride at the expense of the womay
he had failed to convict,
i But perhaps Prosecutor Horsey
should not be blamed too much. His
I course only reflected a spirit common
j in American court procedure. In these
cays, justice, even with her sword. Is
often not able to cut her way out of
. ice maze nr rireet-nenr Tii. v. -o-c n r .-j i
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nntffrtrn ft.ni. I .Ui.k - ,
lawsuit entangles her.
Ask Pardon for John F. Diet.
Madion. Wis.. Aue. 16 Clarence F
jlMeu has filed with Governor McGov-
em petitions askicg for the pardon of
i cis father. John F. Diet, the "defend
' er of Cameron dam." convicted of k'Jl-
1 leg a deputy sheriff
in 1909, and sen-
cencea to i.re imprisonment at Wau -
pun. The petition contained more
'insn 4 kill I m rw r. ... .
r.fumir. vuLainea irom
i s"H ?.i:i'i-fiS S
If v Kr
WOMAN'S MOVIXG MAMA.
Paterfamilias has had the habit of
readins the naming newspaper at
the breakfast table.
trying to break the
habu. M nQW he readg , peace un.
less he sees some particularly inter-j
esting item that he must comment up-
on. This morning he found such an
"Here's a man," he announced "whe
wants a divorce because his wife has
made him poor through her desire to
keep continually moving.
"That's the trouble with women,"
continued Paterfamilias. "They nev
er can be satisfied with a place to live
Now a'man can live all his life in one
press himself without giving offense
we should have an upheaval and mi
gration to get away from something
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COMMENT FROM THE CAPITAL
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
j fppeclal Correspondence of The Arcus.)
Washington. Aug. 14. Chairman
William B. Wilson of the democratic
committee on labor in the house
pointed out in a
tlX&fZ&JC. recent speech in
the house that the, ,
labor interests of
the country had ,
received more con-1
the present denio
i rat ic congr' ss
than liarl cuiiie to
them for many
years. He laid
special stress ou
the fact tha' the
lieiiiocrats had re
stored to the gov
ernment cleiks the
right of petition
a const it utional '
'jr privilege th:it had
CLYDE H. 11 takt n away
TAVENNER from them by ex
ecutive orders under bo'h Koo.-eveH
and on the further fact that
I the democratic party had lived up to
its platform promi.-es in the treatment
I of labor.
', "The present house h.is been the
I most progressive in labor legislation
i in the history r-.t our eoiin'ry." said Mr
J Wilson. "The 'first great step was tak-
cn when th-3 house adopted i s procent
: rules, taking t!:t. appointment of com-
' mittee ihMrmen away from the sooaii-
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I. i t'uwi i i.i iuv i.uun'.
"Among the !:!
: :1 as la i
1 i Sprl!i.;n. i.i P.eS..-t. f.
Roos velt is shouting aio-u that he
favors many iadie.:l changes in our
, government. He says h favt rs .--mi-;
ward revision of the tariff. He con-
l"1113 in ''itter
. Payne tariff law.
t' rms the Aldrich
H laments because
of the oppression of the people. He
' solis about the deplorable soc ial condi
tions resultant lioiii i.ialadmir.i.-ira-tion.
He is preaching .nd i".'y;!.g all
; at once. He has bei me extremely
i Some people with short memories
i may he misled by these preterits.
! Roosevelt is not unlike the L n
'gro deacon who prayed fervent !y lor
chicken, and after he had vi.-ited a
! neighbor's l.en-rccst and supplied him
self abundantly, gave thanks that his
'prayers were enswered, while con
demning those who poaocbs luxuries
i unfairly obtaiufi.
' What Roosevelt is uft. r U the chick
en of political power. He hungers for
. ' c
He talks tariff volubly; he
demands downward revision. He
would have himself chegen as the
Moses to lead the common jeople cut
of the wilderness of political impurity
and governmental oppression.
But let us not be unmindful of the
past in considering this mighty man.
During his two terms when he was
! absolutely In power with a republican
j house and a republican teuate, he was
; not a progressive, nor was he worry- ;
ing about popular oppression. He was!
a standpatter. The bodies he now at -
itacks so vlciouoly were very much'
we don't like, only to find that we've
got somewhere else where there are
things we don"t like.
"We've moved because of the piano
fiend next door and got Into a flat
over a squalling baby. We've run away
from a noisy neighborhood to a place
where there was only one house in the
block, and then got discontented be
cause we were lonesome. We've mov
ed from a place because it didn't have
a gas grate, only to get into another
place with a leaky basement. There's
always something. We think every
other place must be better than the
one we happen to be in.
"It's expensive, too," ruminated
Paterfamilias. "It's damaging to the
furniture as well as our tempers.
Tkn oro tho Tnnvine exDenses, and
'they've gone up every year. (Which
,.:.4a.ai4 -ri cr-
'reminds me mat were e....- -y.
, ular patrons now Dy our mo
Then, every house we go into neeas
something new. We buy pwwni
int me wan space, m
nnrticrs nr extra curtains. v hen we
co into a nlace that furnishes gas
range and water heater, we sell our i
own for what we
can get usuauy
one-fifth of what we paid for It. Next i
time we may go Into a house that has j
no stove or heater. That means we j
buy new ones and pay to have them j
"Once uon a time people stayed In
one place and made a regular home
and kept down the cost of living by
refusing to patronize the moving man.
But nowadays the average woman can't
resist the temptation of a change as
often as she can get It, no matter
what it costs In money or inconven
ience." "Now see here. Sam," said Mater
familias. at last, "you know yourself
1 that rnn said if nnr landlord didn't
paint the house this summer you'd
move this fall. And the house la a
disgrace to the neighborhood the way
it looks now."
Paterfamilias groaned, and took up
his paper anain.
"I pimply aereed with what you said,
Martha." he hedaed. "Have you pick
ed out our new residence yet?"
I measures that have been passed by
! the house are;
! First The eight hour bill, extending
: the operation of this law to work done
! for the government as well as to work
i done by the government.
! Second The children's bureau bill,
! to promote the welfare of children in
Third The anti-injunction bill, to
protect workinginen during the period
of wage disputes.
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i via ior trial ny jury in cases oi m
Fifth The bill creating a depart
ment of labor.
! Sixth The industrial commission
! bill, piovidinc for an inquiry into the
: whole question of industrial relations
I in this land.
I Seventh Investigation of the Tay
Eighth The Seamen's bill, to im
prove the condition of seamen, and i
j'o promote safety. I
j Ninth The convict labor bill, to
! fnvr rn fi t it ri.ttriiil tWi coin nf rrn-u-t !
i made goods.
I IU HEAT OF MINKS.
; Tenth The bureau of mines bill.
Eleventh Eight hour provision in
the Panama fortifications bill; the i
, o.-tr fiice appropriation bill, and in the j
i naval appropriation bills.
! Tw llth Removal of the gag rulo i
liorn federal employes,
j Thirrtenth The phosphorus-match
bill to protect employes in match lac-
Fourteenth The masters and mates
bill, reducing the hours of masters
.ii.ii iii.i er.
I Fifteenth The bill to give second
! class privileges to trades union publi-
'pleased with his attitude toward them,
and lie in turn was pleased with their
support and enthusiastic cooperation.
At the end of his two terms as a
staudpat president be produced Judge
Tan as hi personal candidate, and
ioiecd him standpatter like himself
! upon the republican party as his ;
Was that consistent with his present ;
I platitudinous pretensions and solicita- J
t.on for the- people? i
May Roosfcvelt. in his venomous at-1
ta k upon President Taft, not be re
, minded that he was the original Taft
iiuri: ,t his two terms h" gave no tn
; cr.i,raii( n.ent to the cause of woman's
s.iffrjiM-; now he's for suflrage as a
I)r:i.e his two terms he waved aside,
the in.tiative. referendum and recall
as the offsprings cf socialism and an
archy. Now he's for them as vcte
g'jtters. If he believes all these things, why
did he oppose Btyan's sincere strug
'gle to apply many of these principles
to the government? Why did he con
oon.n Bryan es a demagogue In 1S''3
when Bryan advocated many of the se
same principles which Roosevelt t.
day says will bring the millennium
provided T. Roosevelt is given
all the power and glory? ,
Why didn't he use his supreme pow
er as president to promote these re-
forn;s when he had the opportunity I
The answer fs he rtidnt r.rt ' th '
ivct;s then eo badly as he necd3 them
gOME men don't know the difference i
between a poker chip and a coat ;
button whan their wives are around, j
Nothing Is more suspicious thua too ;
great an appearance of Innocence. j
Politics is like the weather there la ;
always some one kicking about it. '
Many a man who is a good sport at
the track welshes when it conies to ;
putting up for a new parlor rug. j
No house is truly homelike to a !
man's eye unless it has a mantel that j
may be used for a footrest
It takes a true patriot to get any j
comfort out of the thought that this !
hot weather is just what the corn i
A m n n that tnllr aHn tK& HnHoa
of the old swimminc hnl hut clwon I
the choice between the hole and a
bathtUD he.d reaca for the tub
One of the worst featnres of hot
wenther is the stamp of literature that j
Is handed out to entertain us. j
There Is no pleasure In life like a
good dinner unless It is a bank ac
count that will stand for the same.
The man who takes time by the fore
lock occasionally gets slugged for his
A Heated Protest.
I wish I could go where tha tTeen waters
The antarctic circle around.
Where Iceberg are nigh and aspire to the
Where walruses dally are found.
Where the bltEzard la keen and the snow
storm Is seen
And also quite plainly la felt.
So gladly I'd hall the sharp frigid gale
Where nothing no. nothing could melt.
I wish I could sit where the arctic birds
Or else down a glacier could ride
Or sit on the pole where the arctic streams
And dangle my feet In the tide.
I wish I could beat a rapid retreat
Away to old Greenland's cool shade.
With nothing to do but to eat Irish Ftew
From nloe frozen walrus meat made.
To live upon Ice In the snow would be
Of that I'm as sure as can be
And gladly I'd go to a distant lee floe
To live on the w hite arctic sea.
But here I must stay through the hot
In this sun frizzled, heat crazy cltme
And patiently wait for the Ice wagon's
To buy what I can for a dime.
"Did you present this bill to WU
"Yes, but remember kind words can
"That's all right, but you hustle out
and bring in something that looks like
money or you and I will differentiate
ourselves from kind words by starving
Something to Be Thankful For.
"I think that the women are per
fectly shocking nowadays."
"They are so coarse
Some of them
"Well, as long as their work Isn't
coarse enough to make you swear you
have something to console yot"
Quite an Idea.
"I need some
"How won d
you advise me to
"You might try
"Fa, what is the willow weeping
"It isn't weeping, my son."
"Doesn't it ever weep?"
"Is that why they call It the weeping
Ths Only Way.
"I owe you more than I
"Well, what are you going
to do i
"Keep on increasing my obligation."
They Sometimes Go Together.
"I wish I could lose this hay fever."
"That is easy."
"Lose your money."
It's well to be prepared to match
A neighbor's bnr.d of fun.
T':.- m.-.n w ho owr a tr.e-!un patch
Ei'.GL.ld Me-'- V-.1- . - .-1--.
Willie Paw, what is a teiiir.g situ
ation? Raw Any occasion when two
or more women meet Cincinnati En
quirer. Labor to keep alive In vo-rr breat
that little .r.nrw., w.. ,
- . u ,.K '.ill Li. C (.'(.MUlt
i conscience. -eurse Washingtou.
Faint Heart By Everett Macburney.
Copyrighted. 1912. by Associated Literary Ilurvau.
Alice and I bnd for some time been '
excellent friends, but It never occurred
to tne to look uio:i her as anything .
more than a friend. She was a great
flirt and practiced her wiles on most
any man who came along, but not on
,ne. One day she surprised mo by ;
"John, why have you never made !
inri o me?" '
"Yon mean why have I never Joined j
the Innumerable caravan of those who
bow down to you and whom you send i
on their way, sadder, but wiser?" j
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vu ujd v uui. ai , iia ujc u ui l,. a
don't consider that if I made love to
you and 70a sent me on like the others
our companionship would be spoiled."
"WTiy should that be necessary V
"I don't know. It's the invariable re
sult in such cases."
"How do you know I would send you
"I don't, but I'd bet ten to one you
She made no reply to this. We were !
sitting on a rustic bench In the gar
den. She was toying with a rose, one
of the last of the summer, tumbling it
&alnst ber lips directly under her
nose- 1 knew Ter3r weU she was doln2
it because there was something in it
suggestive of a kiss, the lips and the
rose being very much alike.
"Don't try to fool me, Alice. We've
been mighty good friends, and I've felt
complimented that you've thought so
much of me you don't care to inter-1
fere with our friendly relationship. I ra
going away tomorrow, and I don't
know whether I'll come back or not. If
I do I want to find my old chum here
Just as she's always been."
"Suppose you find me married?"
"In that case you'll still be my friend
Alice, and I your friend Tom. And
doubtless your husband and I will
come to be good friends too."
I said this in a half hearted way. I
knew very well that marriage makes
a lot of difference in friendships. Sev
eral of my men chums had married,
and I had come to consider such friend
ships as destroyed by wedlock. At any
rate none of them were ever the same
afterward. Alice didn't say she hoped
so too. She kept fumbling the rose
against her lips In a tantalizing fashion
and didn't say anything. It was plntn
she had broken through the hedge that
divides the realms of friendship from
those of love and was looking about
her in the new domain.
It is said that love begets love. At
any rate there was that in her action
to inoculate me. And yet I knew her
so well that I didn't dare trust her. I
had seen men hang about her for a few
mouths, sometimes only for a few
weeks, then suddenly drop off and nev
er again be seeu in her company. Dur
ing the buzzing of the bee about the
flower I had called the bee a fool.
Should I now make a fool of myself?
"What Is the pleasure you take in
leading a man to make love to you, en- !
: couraglng him to propose to you nnd
i then sending him off about his busi
"I deny that I have ever done such a
This was a pretty definite statement.
I wondered if after all there wasn't
some truth in It Did these fellows
conjure up encouragement when it
was not Intended? Was there some
thing in Alice's treatment of them that
looked like flirting, but was not flirt-
m or was 8iie flirting nnd yet uncon-
scions of doing so? Far be It from
I me, a man, to analyze a woman's mo
tives In such matters. I hnve some
times believed they don't always know
Alice had never acted In this way
toward me before, and I was at a loss
to attribute to her a motive for her
doing so. I could not believe that she
had suddenly made up bur mind that
she wanted me or that she was willing
to destroy our friendship to satisfy a
whim. If there was a middle course
letween these two I had not the pow
er to discern It My surmises ended
Just as all of man's surmises with re
gard to woman's intentions must ever
end in uncertainty. And yet should
I analyze myself in the matter would
I come out any belter? I am now In
clined to think that I had always felt
for Alice a desire for her possession
that I had not realized. At least tills
In the only explanation I can give for
my action on this occasion. I'ossilily
there may have been a bit of curiosity,
a modicum of the hunter's Instinct,
both re-enforced by a feeling that a
lifetime passed with her would be an
"Well." 1 said at last. "1 v:ill give
you an opportunity to shew whether
you are In earnest or whether this Is
Just such a case as you have been !
through often before. I leve you. .
Will you l-e my wife?" !
Inking back at this proposal I won-
der how I could have stipriosed that
any girl who was interested in a man 1
purely for love could have been satis- l
fled with It. There was no more j
warmth In the tone with which I Kjeoke J
the words thau In the words them- i
selves. I might as well have spoken a t
declaration Into a phonograph and then
set the mnrhine grluding them out to
her while I read a newspaper lndtd. '
what then seemed to me to le a com
pliment, considering that she ftrt j
Lrouched the subject or at least gave :
me a hint lis to her feelings, now seems j
to me to have been little less than on
I really thought I was putting her In !
a position to declare her love for we j
lf the bad such love to declare, where- !
as I w.u simply putting her in a o- ;
fltlon to accept uie for a husband lf
Khe chose to do so. t-'he sat silent,
tcyir.g with the rose, though now she
w.?s pu'lir. ' it to pieces. I'reseutly .
the said: 1
"No. I tlJ::k If Is fated that we tail
! " '' r'P . .
' "' disappointed than
I hud th '.uziit I would I-e ut this re
piy. iiut 1 did nut ihow it iu U-3 '
action, nor did I upbraid her. I sim
ply said that I would d. my best to
maintain our past friendly status, but
whether it eould be maintained or not
I did not know. I hoped It could. I
arose, offered her my hand, which she
took without warmth, bade her good
by' ami told her that I would see her
again before my departure.
Rut I didn't. The barrier that I
feared would be the result of lovemak
ing had come between us. I could not
take leave of her loth ns a rejected
lover and as a friend: therefore I would
not take leave of her at all. I depart
ed without seeing her. I considered
that I had joined the "innumerable car
The object of my Journey was to in
vestigate a business in which I had
been Invited to take an interest Find
ing that It looked favorable. I embark-
i ed In it and for Ave years was absorb
ed In It At the end of that time I
concluded to take a vacation with tw
objects In view. One was to take a
rest, the other to go back ts Ey cM
home and visit old friends.
It was about the same time of year
as when I had come away that one aft
ernoon a few days after ray arrival I
went to call on Alice, who was now
midway betwoeu girlhood and old
maidhood. I found her In the garden
where I had left her five years before
tending her flowers. Hearing some oue
coming up the walk, she raised herself
and with a trowel In her hand stood
looking at me. I saw that she recog
nized me. but whether she experienced
pleasure or ptiln at seeing me agalu
I could not determine. "
She welcomed me with a certain cor
dlality and led me to the same rustic
seat on which we had sat during our
last and memorable interview.
"You are not married, I believe?" I
"I have often wondered why it Is
that girls such ns you are or were,
with lots of suitors, very often don't
marry nt all."
"I suppose it's because they don't
meet the man they want or that the
man they want doesn't want them. For
my piert I would not marry any man
unless he loved me."
"But men have loved you whom
you didn't want."
"I have had men tell me they loved
me who meant it. and I have had men
tell me they loved me who didn't At
nny rate, they told me In such a half
hearted way that it meant nothing."
I picked up my ears. For the first
time In the years that had Intervened
since my proptisal I realized that It
was half hearted. Could It be that she
referred to mine as such a proposition?
"I remember," she continued, "on
that afternoon when you were hero
last you upbraided me for trilling. It
seems to me that if u man loves a wo
man and proposes to her to gratify a
curiosity as to whether she Is trilling
or not with him be Is the more repre
hensible of the two."
There was something sadly reproach
ful iu this that made me wince.
"If you refer to me I certainly have
paid for the wrong I committed,
though I do not admit the charge, for
I have lived a lonely life since."
"I could only attribute your indiffer
ent tone to curiosity."
"You were wrong. I did not realize
that my proposal was half hearted, but
I will admit tliat I did not know your
refusal meant so much to me. We do
not know bow much we desire un ob
ject till we find we can't have It
Then we fret and fume and refuse to
"In that case, lf the object Is at last
attained, we find no e-omfort In It."
"Not so. The not getting what we
covet shows us that we did uot real
ize how much we wanted it I admit
that when we talkexl of this matter
years ago I was fearful of a refusal.
Fear is no weapon with which to muke
"It In a good weapon with which to
keep tln..-e apart who should be to
gether." A slight trembling in her voice when
she said this struck a responsive chord
In my heart. I had not only Injured
myself, but her. I bud nothing to suy.
"Why did you go nway without coin
ing to see me. as you said you woulil?"
"I could no longer come ns a friend,
and I did uot wish to come as a re
jected lover. But enough of this, Alice.
I, who thought I hud some insight into
a woman's nature, have leeu a fool.
My'stupidlty has cost me infinite pain.
I now know that under my youthful
friendship you was concealing an en
during love, not a love such ns may
pass away nt a brent h. but one that,
grow ing slowly, becomes un absorbing
Finding that words were Inadequate
to express nil I felt, I took hi-r In my
arms and told the; rest In caresses
! "Five years lost." she- saJd through
:ears. "on account of u misunderstand-
"They shall be made up for by a
greater Intensity of those that are to
Aug. 16 in American
1777 I'.ritUti Invaders from Canada re
pulsed In a desper.te batt'.cut I'.en
liil.gtoli, Vl.. Iy New Ki. gland coio-liist-t.
;-i;eT:il Nicholas I leihimer,
hero of the battle of Ori-l.iiny.
died: lorii about 171.i.
IHlL'-Siirre-nder or the Fuitel States
fon o-s at Detroit. Mic-h.. to the I'.nt
i' !i by Cener.il William Hull
1S2." - hnl ies Cotenvoflh I'liu kney.
American soldier nnd statesman,
author of tie immortal phrase.
"Million for iiefeu-4-. but u t one
cent for tribute." 'ie-d in Charles
ton: born ITl'l
1!KiH-J. W A Ma -Donald, known ns
America's oldest sculptor, died at
Yo.ii.ers, N. V.; boru 1521.