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4 ' THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1912.
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Saturday, August 17, 1912.
Win with Wilson.
Try Rock Island First.
Ten the Perkins barrel will not
cover tho Roosevelt exposures.
Rnter the "white lie" Into the Hmrri
man campaign fund controversy.
The funny thing of the campaign is
Dill Fllnn "battling for the Lord."
Taft has O. K.'d schedule O. K. and
the protected Interests O. K. Taft.
The motto of the dt mocratie house j
is, "Let no Taft trust veto escape."
Now that Taft has vetoed the bill 1
reducing the duties on steel. George found to be ill-adapted to the local
W. perkiua ca afford to let up on j needs of Sumter. The regrtfar com
l;lm i mission plan would necessitate three
I paid managers, as heads of ' depart-
J. Pierpon1 Morgan & Co. received ' jnents. Few men, who were really
tho enormous sum of $G0.non.00O for competent, could be found who would
promoting tin- steel tniRt. The "Co."
is George W. Perkins.
It Is always In season to record the
uppearaiice of a white black bird. Here
Is B. F. Blfiker, a nominee for presi
dential elector, switching from Roose
velt to Taft. And in Kansas, tool
The big eitv papers indulged a three . and generally to impress his person
column write-up of the Astor heir. It alhv UP" the The city manager
isn't so much the baby as the JS.noo.- i is h,rf'd l,y three endive commission
uoi that pets the story on the front Prs who an Pnnsible for all the
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The dispute as to whether Wood-
Wilson eball be called "Dr.," ,
or "Mr.." will not last very .
They will be calling by the
"nresi,!..!,! - lievt Vc.lr nt thin t
I'llOM WHOM AM, liM'.KSINGS
1 LOW. ,
The St. Ixiuls Globe finally clutches
ct the lu : t straw uud sus the repub
lican party will win becau-se the crops
ure good. Wasn't it l.ind of Mr. Taft
v.hlle steam rolling and vetoing legis
lation intended to cut the cost of liv
ing to give the people sunshine, show
its and boan'ltul crops? He is such
a ti'i.i-rnus s u K
l'.ul wait until Teddy pets after his
old fru nd and protege on the divine
right prerogative. Who dare usurp i
it from tne streuuoi.s one:
wii vr is i'i:(iiiKi:sM
Colonel Koom v. It used 15. 1 words !
to d scribe a progres-sn e - a national1
'I'iive no: 1 avir.K been given every
one to r ad the IT.."' in wol i!s. sues
lion is of a sl.oitir cut to arrive at,
tiie tuau:tig if the term. That is,
done l y asi eitainini: who is u progies-i
hive ef My T pe. '
irnrge W. l'eri.iiis is answer to the ;
lid lie. II-' 1 natio lul c mtnitteenian ;
if "my pnr!'" and "rnv polii ies" in
m York and so mm h iu i arm .-t that ,
!.e has opfii'd hi burl. j
Ceorge W. Ferkltis is a former active I
pr.rtr.er of J. 1'ierpotit Morgan they '
l.r.ie tniii!iin 'a iie fm.ineial ii terests
Mi con. men ted.iy; he is a iliiedor in
h1' Niit'.iern Steurttiee company; h'?
is a director ill Standard Oil's Nation-
i!eel tnist; he is
a director in the
Any rich nu n that support
bullv procresslMs Any that do not
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are malefactors of c.reat wealth whose
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bod.es are s.eek and flabby and whose
s nils are corrupt.
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Hy th" same token r.r.v politician
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'me' are 1. aders of the pcoi-ie stand -
ii'-i nr eie la a poss ami an ior
in at Arniageddou and battling
The colonel dlJu't r.eed la.O.O words
t ) describe-a progressive. Half a doz
en words would Lave done it.
m:atoii coiurs wahmxg.
Senator Gore of Oklahoma warns
demorra's to beware of overcstimat-
ig ttielr own strength ami of unner-
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si. mating the strength of the rpub -
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r.caos.' Tlie bind senators adviie is
t'n.K- , a v is- i., ,;s,,rv.
t.nniy ana is. Ni-.ther iu military
t or Aivii ,. i i. , ,f
l. or ciil contests is it wisp to con-
Mt-r an intmy weaker than he really
is. or to count on strength for our-j ope ratic and concert star, and "Play
s.ivea which we really do not pes-, ing Pair." a practical talk to business
tess. A mise general avoids this folly j girls, full of stories of actual cases
and escapes tb, disastrous conse- and other real material. Fiction is
;iier.ccs of It. An eager, impatient. ! contributed hv M r
Hiort suhtd gcr.eral commits this
l-.nd of tolly when the opportunity is
r.- n d and suffers oftfn the disgrace
l- '' 'at-
il is Is a democratic year beyond
' r.'I il.-i It. but cot for this reason
"J the democrats relax their ft-
fw it, er v'u.ct Cirtuuitics to roll
up a heavy vote next November. By
apathy, by Internal dissensions, by no
wise management, it is easy for J ar
ty to give advantages to the politi
cal enemy and to reduce IU own
strength to a minimum. The demo
crats in the present campaign have
strong candidates, a splendid platform,
with the trend of public sentiment in
i their favor.
And if, with all these aids and cir
cumstance on their side, they do not
win, the fault will be entirely their
own. The natural expectation that
Wilson and Marshall will be elected
next November, but the probability of
this should not lessen the interest of
the democrats in the campaign cor
slacken their efforts to bring about the
victory which they desire and deserve.
TKK NEWEST IDEA IX GOVERN
MENT. The fathers of the city of Sumter,
S. C, have uttered the last word on
the simplification of city government
This form, being the offspring of the
commission form of government, is
the grandson of the old aldermanic
plan still In use in most cities. It
merely puts the city on the business
basis of a big corporation with Its
board of directors and manager. The
manager is supposed to be a profes
sional municipal officer and need not
be a past resident of the city. He
may be given the position as an ex
pert from some other city Just as the
manager of a mill or power company
may be hired, a perfect stranger, from
a distant point.
The new Sumter plan is supposed
to conserve the successful principles
of the Galveston or Des Moines plan
while providing additional met hod a
Responsibility is settled upon three
elective men. They sti not to be
hampered by having to work through
elective clerks. There is a short bal
lot, in other words. There are no ward
lines. For emergencies the Initiative,
referendum and recall are In readiness.
So far the well known Des Momes
type was followed. When it came to
lhe matter of organization it was
adequate salaries which the city would!
jeffrr and spend the necessary amount j
! f time on details of the city business.
With the tame amount of money
it was planned to secure one good
man who would take ovpr the manage-
nient of the city's affairs. He was giv
en the opportunity to introduce mod
ern accounting and efficiency methods
jti'mwi nu n maiiiiKiT. i nere is, inere-
;iuie, I10 postliminy mat ne Dulia up a
i Peonage through the appointing pow-
' r uecause every incentive to appoint :
emeient subordinates who will hold;
UP nis hands and not loaf on the Job i
it is calculated that by relieving the
commissioners of administrative de
tail the ablest ritiz'iis can be secured
to serve, as only an insignificant
amount of time will be required for the
worn. The salaries are only $300 a
year for the mayor and $200 for each
of the others.
It needs little explanation to show
that the purpose of this scheme is to i
shift the moral responsibility and pol- j
Icy of the city government upon the I
1 nown. re.-uiienf officials, while the de
tails cf administration are placed in
the l ands of a trained expert. Sum
ter adopti d the new plan by an elec-
tlon on Ule 12lh of , , h .
BO ,ns . tir .
to the world th success or failure
of the idea.
The Field of Literature
Sna'py btorick. The September
number of Seappy Stories, the new
j magazine of entertaining fiction, has
Just reached ivs. There are 18 stories
contributed by such well known writ
! rrs as the Baroness Von Hutton, Theo
; dusia Garrison, Ambrose Bierce. per
cival Pollard, and others, and an un
; usually bright collection of poems,
j We can recommend Snappy Stories to
i anyone looking for a bright short story
The September Woman's Home Com
i panion. The September Woman's
Home Companion is the fall fashion
: nun. tier l'rile tho ilfpalUn flrm
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Margaret Gould, who edits the fashion
; cepnrtmcr.t, women are shown how
eicnomically. There is a great variety
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of fashion articles and illustrations,
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1 Including all the latest news, from
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Paris and New ork. which, as every-
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i body knows, are the centers of dress
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;,6"'. l'ou'(1 8. " contention
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yet not spend extravagant lumi of
"w""' p.ufrpuai7iiio , t. ,fae national organization com
r.respntu It nlerf ain.nolT fir-lal an I . . r .
r- v. i i - . i .
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piles contributed to the September he hands down mes8ase8 to the t,ople
Companum are: The Town That Had about -republican protection." "re-
no hlums Three American Duch- pub,lcan prosperity " and 'consUtution -
erses. being an intimate account of,,, 1..,. .
..- r... -t al government.
the Duchess of Manchester, the Duch
ess of Roxburiche. and the Duchess of
i-'-" -fu. .-u m
; in Vv I Jfe " being an extremelv nr-
oniife an exireraei per -
! sonal artie'e bv a treat nrofecisional
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; writer- How I sin The Rnurr ' "
' , "u Bla 1Qe howj.
. an article of advice to slnrera hv
cai Aien ae Meant
: an article of advice to slnrera bv
; Ernestine Schumann-Heink. a rreat
I Smith. Mary Hastir.gs Bradley Sophia
Chandler and Ueulah Marie Dix. There
j are numerous i'.luttrations ln color.
jd the rt iular depanmenta are fu'j
j of good reading and practical ideas
j Mystery Is Ended.
i Lone Tuck, Aug. 1". The, aeaxcb
- J k'TT-llll VUIIIUK,
ABOUT LAWNS AND LABOR.
"What a beautiful lawn you have,"
declared the' visitor, lookina; cut upon
the smooth, green expanse slauting
down to the street.
That lawn," sighed the mistress
of the house, "is the bane of my life
"When we moved, here we thought
what a delight It would be to have
ench a nice wide lawn," she explained.
"But since the grass began to grow
this spring ife been a herculean Strug-J
gle to keep it cut.
"First, my husband tried to cut it
But he got tired of the Job and told
me to hire somebody said his time
and energy were worth more than a
smooth lawn if he had to do it him
"Well. I hunted high and low for a
man willing to cut that lawn. Out
here in the suburbs, nobody wants to
do any work for you, you know. You're
supposed to do It yourself, you beg
and plead hard enough, somebody will
'oblige' you if you'll pay two or three j
times as much as any one would ask
in the city.
"Finally, when the grdss looked like
a young forest, I found a fellow who
said he'd cut the lawn at the rate of
15 cents an hour.
"He started the next morning at 7
COMMENT FROM THE CAPITAL
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, Aug. 15. One hundred
aoW&n annually. This is the amount
the crime of over
costs every Amer-
iluu lamiij. iuia
O i t - u v n J n a
easily from the
pen, oi l n cau ut ,
demonstrated by aa
and authorities are j0f commodities, but it is also an im
responsible for i port ant cause of the present unsatis
the statement, and I f:,(.tory conditions of labor. To pay
their conclusions j tnese dividends on watered stock, the
are wholly sus
tained by renorts
of the I'nited
and the published
ligures of the Na-
tional Corporations tax returns, that
about $:;0,000,000,000 of the stocks of
our industrial or tariff trusts, n-pre-
sent only water.
On this stock, dividends of about
$1,500,000,001) are being paid yearly
amounting to approximately $18 a per -
6on or nearly $lo0 an American fam
ily! WIIKIti: DOES IT ( (IME FHOMf
This $1,500,000,000 is not picked up
out of the fctreets. Wh ra, then, does
it come from? The answer is, from
the pockets of the consumers. There
is not a dollar of 'water' or inflation
in the capitalization of corporations permit the Perkins and the Morgans
which deal iu commodities, or in rail- and other financiers to strap upon
road or other public service corpora-i their backs the burdens of these enor
lions. that does not impose burdens i motis overcapitalizations, which con
upon the consumers nd producers of j t f itute one of the principal causes of
this country. j the increase in the cost of living.
WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT
(Sprtnufipid Rf gistor )
William Howard Taft is the kind of
official and candidate the tottering old
republican party should stand with aud
I T 1 H Tn It hna ri -TfrH In S9V
; ln criticism of the methods employed
at the Chicago convention by Crane,
Penrose, Guggenheim ai.d other inso -
lent bosses of the steam ro'iftr con.bi-
atlon. He defends his nomination, and
like many others of his kiud, waives
BBfd criticism of boss manimilauon
I of bis party w ith the explanation:
ui un lwiij nu cai'ibuuliu.. .
ohf wel, that can-t helped.
r,iHt Tuft w-.!. n(.rfPr.w
."ith nonderons rtlatitudes
He speaks of public demand as
"puhlic clamor." Progressive ideas are
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i to him onlv an index of the fai.ati-i ter gove
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1 of tnC!i advancing them. He is ! govern i
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an old-hne, old-time repLblican. Im - ification
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movable as an Egyptian pyramid, he republic;
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neither advances to the defense of the
people, nor does he disturb the pluto -
cratic power of privilege. When he
weighs what he calls, republican pros-
pcrtty, ne tosses ln tne siae or tne
balance with himself the rain, the sun,
the good crops, the toil and produc-
for the missing Marlowe child which
has been in progress since last spring
w. ahmnriv undM vtBr,iaT w,n
the body was found by the child's
Sra-dlather about a mile from the
o'clock. Every other hour he took off
and between times he rested. When
I meekly suggested that I was paying
him 15 cents an hour for his time he
cast a reproachful glance at me and
ran the lawn mower over a few inches :
of grass to show me how hard he was
"Well, that fellow 'stung' me for
nine hours' work. I paid him $1.3o.
and remarked that he needn't come
back. The qld residents out here held
up their hands in horror when I told
them about it. 'Anybody ought to be
glad to do that job for 50 cents,' they
"Next, a boy came along and asked
to cut the grass for 60 cents. He cut 1
one side of the walk and then said '
he'd have to come back the next day
to finish. He told me some sad story .
about a widowed mother and seven .
children or something, and I felt so !
sorry that I gave him the 60 cent in
advance. He never came back. j
"And what gets me," again sighed
the mistress of the house,
I'm continually contributing to charl-
ties to help along the poor, but when
I want to pay anybody to do some
work for me, nobody wants to work.
"It takes aDout an hour and a half
for a man to cut that lawn. At the
rate of 50 cents for the job, and fur
nishing the tools, it seems to me It
Isn't bad pay. Tet I have to beg to
have It done.
"There are plenty of able-bodied
boys around here, who one would
think, would like to earn some honest
money doing such work. But they
all think themselves too aristocratic
to do any kind of manual labor.
They'd rather hold up father or
mother for their needed funds. And
they are aided and abetted in this by
their doting parents."
"Have you still got the same girl
working for you?" queried the visitor.
"I have not," mournfully returned
the suburbanite. "That's another
tule of woe I'll have to tell you.
The above figures, which may be
accepted as fairly conservative in
view of the fact that United States
Senator LaFollette and various othe
students of the question assert that
the amount of watered stock is more
than double the amount estimated
above, mean this: That an average
fnmllv In tliiu ci'inlrv iu nnvinff a iayr
Qf J10() h supporting! the over
capitalization of our industries. Can
thfre rf-mnin nnv doubt, then, as to
over.caDilai ... i on-H heine imp rpasnn
Bister reason to hiBh lariffi for lne
evpr increasinK cost of living?
Watered stock is not only one of
itie prime causes for increased prices
trust magnates must either hold down
wages abnormally low, or raise prices
artificially high. The fact is they are
Overcapitalization, therefore, is ob-
vioutdy one of the most important
problems confronting the American
people today. Politicians, for some
lesson, refer to it less than they
should. The subject ong,ht to be one
'of the foremost political issues.
. five hundred daring illustrations
of the crime of overcapitalization
could be cited. They would average
like-this: The Chicago & Alton was
' capitalized at $30,000,000. When turn-
ed over to the purchasing syndicate
in IS'j!) it was capitalized at $94,000,-
How long are the people going to
( tivMty of man and bountiful gifts of
; Providence. He sees in himself the
; Kilfe. sane and supreme power over
i"'8 representative legislative branch
measures he vetoes with a consisten
cy in the service of nrivileee that
, makes the national committee combina"
j tion '"ok amateurish. His one term
' compares very favorably, however, with,
Mr- Koosevelt's two terms. The great
j "rabinations of capital, fostered under
i ,ue Roosevelt administrations, have
. ,!fJ'-Thed under the administration of
j Mr- Taft who has been far more con-
! and far less erratic than the
restless bull moosii
Taft is with his party, right or
wrong. In his opinion the powerful
; r.nnhlipon Arn'.;nn rn
wron The one reliabIl. fitan,,ard of
judgmc of the Justice or injustice of
j an political action, in his opinion, is
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(the party label. He is not unscrupu-
; leus. He Is honest, no doubt, in his
. belief that the privileged few can bet-
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-' i- ' - ' ' jieoiif iiiiii luii iieopie can
themselves. He is the person-
of the old priviiege-protectin
can party which is today teing
deserted by hundreds of thousands of
I progressives who turned in dgust
j from the republican national coven-
tion farce, some to follow the disA-uu-
tled Roosevelt many to suppor a
genuine progressive Governor Woid
row Wilson. j
spot where the 2-year-old boy so my
I'eriously disappeared. Hugh M;
iowe- a wealthy farmer and father f
:the child, employed detectives wlj
. searched the country in an effort to lJ
j cate the boy. An inquest will be helJ
( H. life is vain.
And love Is fleeting.
Hut griefs remain
To (rive us greeting.
So tiere's sdieu
To sniR'nn sorrow.
No! J nor you
Will trouble borrow.
Farewell to care
And trouble dreary!
Upon the square.
Of woe we're weary.
No more we'll ?tgh
O'er teeming trouble.
Kid sorrows II y
And pleasures double.
No more we'll care
For brief remissea.
But. free as air.
We'll go where bliss Is.
Who sorrows sore
Is dull and stupid.
So pledge once more
Tie young god Cupid.
Are sure alluring.
One's common sense
Ttiey'll be Immuring.
They sound. It's true,
Aa sweet as clover.
But. Omar, wbo
Could put It over
"And you don't think she's beauti-
"Hut she has a good complexion."
"And a wenlth of hair."
"Oh. a bushel."
"Then what's the answer?"
"What sort of time did you have?"
A perfectly corking time."
"No; it wasn't."
"She made us so mad that we had
jnst to sit still and bottle up our an
ger." Room For Pity.
"I am awfully sorry for Perkins'
"Why? Is there anything the matter
"Yes; something very serious."
"Mercy: What is itT
, "It looks like its dad."
Nervy Young Man.
"I guess that 1 will have to let you
fro. Charlie. Business is so dull that
there's uot enough for you and me
both to be busy over."
"I am sorry you think so."
"So am 1, Charlie; so am I."
"Well. then, how would it do for you
to quit aod let me run the business?"
"I wish you'd get the corns on your
"Why so thoughtful of my toes?"
"They give the rest of us corns on
Something In IU
"He's a rich man."
"That so? Things don't have that
appearance a round him."
i "No; that's why he's rich."
I love tin lo Kitty.
tier root ts not rough,
An.l If 1 can raise her
She'll make me a muff
A man is seldom too hungry to kick
i bout his meals.
j What will the busy housekeeper have
i to worry about in that farotr uiilletini
I um when science Las abolished Uies
j and dust?
i Going in swimming wouldn't be half
j so much fun If it were one of the auiall
boy's regular evening chorea.-
I The envious man never likes the col
! or of his neighlxir's new automobile.
Never tell the secrets of another. He
will tell them himself if you give him
plenty of time.
It doesn't matter where you spend
your vacation, you will wish you had
gone somewhere else.
As the days grow shorter somehow
It unpleasantly reminds us That we
should do our Christmas shopping
A man ! as happy ns he looks: a
woman is i3 happy as she thinks she Is.
You can't gauge a mail's social posi
tion by bis clothes. Ills wife probably
It's lots cheaper to send pontal cards
to your friends than to bring ttieui
Chairwoman of Snffragetle Meeting
Does any lady wish to make a motion?
Voice Yes. I do, but lay gown's loo
One may dominate moral Buffering
.' only by lah ir. Studr save from dis
1 couragemenC A brae tea.
fooled By Read Gridley.
Copyrighted. 1912. by Assoctated Literary Bureau.
After being graduated at an Amerl- j
can college I took a course at Heidel- ;
berg. My reason for doiuj; so vas not i
to learn more from books, but to take ;
part in the rollicking German student )
life T hail heard so much about I join- i
ed a dueling corps and became pro- !
ticient with the small sword. j
Upon leavius the university I trav- j
eled for awhile before returning to I
. Amailrn nitli Vltiron TViyilioiT n rriia
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man with whom I had been oa inti-
mate terms at Heidelberg.
One day we entered a railway coach
at Berlin to go to Munich. There were
seats for six persons in the coach, one
half the passengers facing the other
half. Don hot! and I rode backward. I
I by a window, Ponhoff on my risht.
Directly opposite me sat a rrctty girl,
j The moment I saw her I recognized
"WHO LNFOIiMFD TOO OF THIS FIGHT?"
taw for an American, first, because
6he was traveling alone, and, secondly,
by a certain air of confidence in herself
that our American girls possess.
Next her sat a middle aged German
woman and next this woman a lieuten
ant in4he German army. He had about
him a supercilious air that made me
feel that I would like to suub hint. A
draft of air coming iu at the window
by which the Amerlenu girl sat. he
shrugged his shoulders as if chilled
j aud. without saying by your leave,
reached mist both women between him
I and tho window and pulled it up. clos-
The American girl as soon as he had
reseated himself lowered it. The lieu-
tenant, with a scowl, again reached
out to raise it when I interfered bv
holding his wrist. He sank back In
his seat and. fumbling in Ills pocket,
nullo.1 out. n c.ir.lcnsp and handed men
card. It read. "Lieutenant Adolph Peck-
er." Of course this meant a challenge. I
handed the card to Donhoff. who asked
Lieutenant Pecker where he would
stop aud learued that be was going to
Munich. Donhoff gave him his and
my address and told him that he
would be at home that evening.
Soon after the bit of altercation
had passed the young lady of her own
accord put up the window. The lieu
tenant took no notice of the act, sim-
! ply staring straight ahead of him from
behind a pair of glasses with an im
passive look on his face.
I We were traveling with the wind,
! nn.l L-f..tn ciTl.., I li A ,i .r,,. ,..i.
ed the window, the train passing
around a curve, a gust came iu
through the glass, it seemed, which
caused the lieutenant to shiver more
tnan ever. Donhoff raised bis cane
and put it rijjht through the opening
wMlioiit meeting the slightest resist
ance. A broad smile appeared ou the
j pretty mouth of the American girl, dis
! iiiavimr a verv white set of teeth and
causing a dimple to break in each
"Thar.k you, sir." she said to in" iu
Knglish. "for your gallant support, but
It was unnecessary. Sitting next the
uuiiio-. i couni not uirt snow mere
was no glass in it. I only put it up
because I thought the gentleman lie
fore lowering it should have asked my
permission. Now that you know that
therf was no cause for ditticulty I
trust that you will return the officer
S'ae bad heard me speaking in Eng
lish to Donhoff. who preferred that I
should chat with him in that language
that be might perfect himself in it.
Donhoff, who understood her, asked
me if lie would belter exphrin the mat
ter to the officer, and I told hhn that
he might do so. but I did not think It
would change matters It did not
change matters, because the lieutenant
had challenged me for my interfer
ence, the window itself having noth
ing to do with the matter.
The young lady overheard DonhofTs
' explanation and the lieutenant's reply.
for she spoke German very well, and
; as soon as she became aware that a
I rrieeiit," I.etiveeTi r;ip anil him was in-
! eT-i'ible lier expression changed. There
was no longer a smiie on her face or
I aiisehief in her eye Indeed, she look
ed very much troubled.
I realized at ouce that a lady being
in the secret of the coining affair ren
dered the sltuatiou embarrassing.
When tiie train stopped at a station
for refreshment Donhoff and I got out.
ostensibly to stretch our legs, but real
ly for conference. I told Donhoff to
seek an interview with my challenger
and tell blm that, since the girl knew
! f our expected meeting.
ogize to bira in her hearing, lie could
accept my apology, and we could theu
hav our meeting Just the same.
"Here he comes now," said Donhoff.
and Hie voung man. with a verv small
j waist, carae ti inngulating on a pair of
i Tery long thin lets. Douhoif accosted
him. told hii:i of the en me we proposed
to piny before the youui; linly. ami In
a few minutes we were aain se:iteJ
iu the car speeding ou toward Muuich.
Shortly after stnrtini: I addressed Lieu
tenant Keeker in Cerman:
"Ilerr Lieutenant, inasmuch as it
made no difference to any of us wheth
er the window was up or down. I have
made up my mind that the affair be
tween us can so no further. Since it
cannot be stopped without an apology
. ' 1
iroin me I oiler you one.
"I accept your apolojiy." replied the
otfioer. with no very kimhI grace.
I gave the America a girl a furtive
glance to discover if she were de
ceived, but could not exactly make out
whether she was or not. I thought I
saw on her face an expression of dis
satisfaction indeed, contempt for tne
because I bad made the apology. This
I did not like. Possibly she consid
ered that I had shown the white
feather. This view of the case wns
strengthened by her subsequent treat
ment of me. whiuli was. to sny the
least, not cordial. I addressed a re
mark to her, and her reply was very
cool and given with a manner indicat
ing that she did not care to coutluue
It was certainly irritating to have
taken upon myself a duel in defense
of a fellow country womau to be snub
bed by her for having crawled out of
it. I had not considered this possi
bility and was not prepared for it.
Hut what could I do? The rest of my
ride was unpleasant in the extreme.
I could uot very well change my seat,
nnd I was obliged to sit facing the
girl, who took no pains to conceal her
condemnation of the course I had tak
en iu order to avoid a meeting with
Finally, thinking that she did not
understand such matters, I explained
to her that an officer In tho German
I nrmy could not avoid giving a chal
lenge after having Ihimi treated as I
had treated him without being obliged
to leave the service In disgrace. Kl
ther I must apologize or the duel must
The girl looked at me with an ex
pression that wus unintelligible.
Whether she did not believe the ex
cuse I gave her or for some other
cause, she simply nodded her head
and remained silent. I was sorry I
had attempted an explanation. I had
not made matters lettcr. but worse.
Turning red lu the face. I pulled a
book from my pocket and began to
read, or. rather, to pretend to read, for
I was too chagrined to do anything of
the kind. After spending some min
utes In this way I suddenly looked
j over the page I was reading at the
young limy aim caiiy.ni hit iooimhk m
I with a puzzling expression. What
11 meant I could not guess,
I On arriving at Munich the young
I 'ndy called a porter, who took her
i baggage, and Doi.hi.rr aud I ris-
j l ur ll;,,s ,1,,r- sll, W!,s vpr-v oiv11
to IuhoDf. but scarcely recognized
"A woman all over." I remarked.
"If a man Is ready to fight for her she
won't have It; if he takes advantage
of there being no necessity to tight
for her she despises him."
Donhoff in-ranged with a friend Beck
er sent him for a meeting the next
morning lu a corner of a park, whero
such affairs usually took place. We
had no f en r of the police, who did not
interfere in duels unless their attention
was called to them so pointedly that
they could not very well help them
selves. DonholT and I went to the
ground, where we arrived about tho
same time as Pecker, his second and a
tut little man with glasses and a case
of Mimical instruments. P.eing tho
challenged party. I had chosen for
weapons the small sword. We were
about to taUe our positions when the
police appeared from concealment, and
put us all under arrest.
"Who informed you of this tight?" I
"An American lady."
"That's too bad." I exclaimed. I was
really disappointed. "We thought we
had fooled her."
A police oiliciai handed me a note
signed Pthel Warren, saying that if I
, wollll, ,.., ,,,, ll(.r Bhe W(J1)ld le
i,..ls,.,i )ri s,. .
Well. there was nothing to do but
drop the matter, lit least for the pres
ent, and. acting on I he explanation I
lad given Mi-s Warren that Pecker
must tight or get an apology, I made
him one in earnest. I was too much
displeased -or thought 1 was -with
Miss Warren to go to see hor for some
time, but lin:il!y did so to set myself
right as to that tirt apology to Pecker.
! She received me very graciously and
I with a ha!f triumphant, half comical
I "You thought you had deceived me."
1 she said, "in that tnocl; apology. From
' the car window 1 saw you and your
i fri -nd converge together, then saw him
lolu the oil! -it immediately ufler leav
I lug you."
"Then why did you treat mo so con-
teri'pfiiousVv?" I ashed
"How could I have better led yon to
beiieve that I had beeu deceived by
J Jour story?"
17 in American
-Jonathan Trumbull. Revolution
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iiimI pioneer, born in Tennessee;
kill'-d iu the Alamo March ;. o;.
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for his etchings, died in I.awr'.nca
Piirl:. X. Y.: born i'-r.S.
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