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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1912.
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Wednesday, August 28, 1912.
The rich man hasn't got much ad-
vantage over the poor man when the
; rich man must drink champagne at
1 $4.00 per bottle, and the poor man
" can get watermelons at 30 and 40
'cents a piece, the latter being just
as cool and a good deal more healthy
1 than the champagne.
Congress has passed on 200 bills
and President Tuft has vetoed 20 or
them. If he had vetoed the worst
of them it would have been a good
thing, but unfortunately he has let
some of the worst 6l!p through while
he has devoted hlB attention to veto
ing the best measures which have
Whether it cost the backers of
Roosevelt $3,000,000 or a third or
tenth of that sum in their attempt
to capture the Chicago convention,
enough was certainly spent to make
it worth investigating; and so of the
cost to hold the convention for Mr. j
Taft. By all means let this Penrose j
lead be followed up.
Governor Marshall happily com
bines economics and bacteriology
when be says that old-fashioned
democrats believe that every dollar
made "bhould be so clean that an
Infant may cut his teeth on it." There
is good old-fashioned democracy in
the declaration that "it is no part of
government to boot one man and
boost another." Evidently the bull
moose Is not to have a monopoly of
HAI,00 Kl,il 1 VriONH.
The proposed ordinance pertaining
to the saloons of Rock Island may be
a move in the right direction and
doubtless has it. 4 good points, but it
can be improved and perhaps simpli
fied. Whnt Hock Island needs is a re
stricting ordinance that will hold the
lumber of saloons to one in every fiOO
people; a provision 1 hat a license once
forfeited for cause Is forfeited for
F.ocd, the absolute elimination of ev
ery adjunct, and uniform regulation
and enfor ment without discrimina
tion. a r ak a mm:
Addrcft-ing an audience of Now Jer
sey fanners the other day, Governor
Wllpon used this parable:
"All that I am modestly suggest
ing to you Is. that you break into your
own homes atid live there. And I
want ou to examine very critically
the character of tlie tenants who have
lintin nix' ii ri v l,t ir it It tu u VITV
u j , fT. i - v
lil'UPTj UIIU i'l V T- J?-e.yi.- 11(1 t? Uttll
living iu it."
Coloutl Koosevelt'a iiUa is that he
oimht lo b' p-TUiitted to occupy the
1ioumi iiidt-riniuly and the contention
of Judite Taft is that he and his
friendly Interests ought to be left In
potbeHslori of It. Governor Wilson's
modi t tinKf tion is that not any
pnrt cf tlif p-(.pl.'. not any faction,
but til.; whole people should occupy
tire house bei-auae it belongs to the
It is a parable that embodies the
whole doctrine of government of, for
ntid by the people.
tiii: K.M'.Mi iu oi xrs mo.
When it cones to the prosperity of
ft nation, the farmer is pretty nearly
the whole tl.'.ni;. Men in oilier lines
of btiK'tiet. nay pros-ptr or fail, nianu-
facturers niny or may not get up large
stocks of r. oi. the mining business
may be dull or It may be busy, the
world does not take much notice of
I v. h.U any body is doing except the
If the tea son in bad. and the farmer
unffers. everybody else suffers with
' mm. it nit- iai ivi; IB uui uubj, ii la j
. leraue the crops are poor; it tne
initios are not running at their fullest
rapacity, it is because corn and wheat
reduction has beeu limited.
The fjrni'T in the man whose pros
j erity is io closely allied to the good
:n1 bad fortunes of the balance of
Tl ' ' 1 T ' 1. M.I that u a uhmiM nil n - .
....... . ... i . m i t ruugiu mil ivi
the suc-crs of the hard fisted toiler, j
ho wurlvH and lives upon the na-'
ritixct: wins ihstinctiox.
IMhtiiirtlou has come to Hon.
Oeorjte W. Prince of Oalesburg, mem
ber of congress from the Fifteenth
district, end formerly of the district
comprising- Rock Island county.
The distinction that comes to Mr.
u. oi oeing iounn in tne
Iff of 25 Illinois congressmen who
" " aoseui lno greatest, num
br or days during the session now most zealous followers have threat
en ins to a close. Those who were ened to vote for Campbell's demo
f ' v ;:t h greater number of days were cratlc opponent In the November
1 ;...i.d J. Suck, Chicago, who was election,
absent 165 of the 210 working days of
the session; James T. McDermott,
Chicago, with 117 absent day, and
William B. McKiniey of Champaign,
representing the Nineteenth district,
absent 98 days. Mr. Prince was ab
sent 86 days.
Of the 25 Illinois members of the
houpe only three .were regular in at
tendance, and they ere James 51c-
Kinney of Aledo, the Fourteenth dis
trict representative, Claude P. Stone
of Peoria, and Martin D. Foster of
Of the 22 representatives who were
absent from 165 to six days each, 13
were republicans and nine democrats.
The cost to the public of the ab
senteeism of the Illinois members
of the house was at least $33,425 in
unearned salaries alone. There were
210 working days in the session of
the house. A member receives J7.500
a year salary. It is usually figured
that this is $25 per day for 300 days,
although the rate really is much high
er for these congressmen who do not
work at representing their constltu
ents except when congress is in ses
ROCK ISL.AXD'8 NEW POST
OFFICII Hock 'Island is justly proud of its
new pott office and full of praise just
ly due to Postmaster H. A. J. McDon
ald for the tireless efforts and pains
he has employed in the accomplish
ment of the beautiful up-to-date struc
ture which waa today thrown open to i
It seems but a short space of time,
a very short hile, since Rock Island's
flr6t postofflce building was opened.
Yet that was 16 years ago, and Post
master J. W. Potter was then as
proud of the government's home In
Rock Island as Postmaster McDonald
Is today. Mr. Potter, too, had given
earnestly and heartily to the task of
getting the new building in shape, and
It wa9 a source of Joy to him that the
first postoffice building Bhould have
been completed and occupied under
his administration. He was a pro
gressive as well as a business-like
postmaster and his record was one
of the most distinguished and best in
all the history of the office, the occu
pancy of the new building being an
event during his Incumbency of the
With what rapid strides Rock Is
land has advanced Is best shown by
the increase In the postoffice business,
necessitating the larger building. And
the new one is in keeping with Rock
Island's requirements today, Just as
was the former one 16 years ago.
AN KNDLKSS CHAIN.
Four hundred slot machines, cap
tured in Philadelphia, were destroy
ed by the chief of police the other
day. This Is a good thing for mam
factiirers of these gambling contriv-
D Is peculiar how the endeavors
of the various municipalities to elim
inate crime, make business for the
people who manufacture devices for
gambling and other paraphernalia,
more or less connected with gambling
or criminal practices.
In the United States every year,
from one end of the country to the
other, there are thousands of 6lot
machines captured and destroyed;
in many places, very expensive rou
lette tables, poker chips and other
paraphernalia are brought in on raids,
and then burned on the dump heap.
Every few days in New York, a boat
load of gamblers' property together
with revolvers, dirk knives, brass
kniickels, sand baps and other diaboli
cal murderous weapons are taken out
and sunk In deep water in the ocean
but all this work of destruction does
not appear to lessen in any way the
number or amount of these Instru
ments or paraphernalia.
It is like the rabbit pest In Austral
ia. The more rabbits they kill, the
uii'ir- inuuiifl mri e appear lo oe. 1 nis
j ... .i... ,. . , ,
urK oi legal agents or
our ...ui.inpuimeB is me me i
blood upon which the manufacturers!
; of the pharaphernalia exist. Year
i afier year as tlies accoutrements
jare destroyed, the capacities of the
! factories that turn them out are en
; larged and the work goes on bravely
; without interruption.
' Iest ruction is at one end of the
line, production is at ths other end.
R. MEN MAY
Philip p. Campbell.
Philip P. Campbell, congressman
from the Third Kansas district, is one
of the bitterest enemies of Roosevelt
in the Sunflower state. Campbell
made a successful run for rennmlna
tlon in the recent republican prfmar-
ics. iu spite of the opposition of the
- Roosevelt forces. Some of T. R.'s
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THF.YT) BE !.OJn5SOrE WITHOUT IT.
The antl-nolse congress now meeting
in Bcston is taking up a good "work,
and there are many of us who wish it
success. But one must be very optim
istic indeed to believe that even an
enthusiastic movement against noise
will accomplish much, if anything at
The fact is that the majority of peo
ple like noise lots of it
They'd rather hear a factory whistle
than have silence la its place. They
like the clatter of horses' hoofs on the
stone pavement, the honk of automo
biles, the clang of bells ,the rush of
an engine, the shuffling of feet and the
yelps of voices.
The average person would rather
hear the blare of a brass band than
the sweetest harmonies from a string
orchestra. He has more faith, some
how, in the loudest-voiced orators. He
can't enjoy himself unless he's in a
noise-making crowd. Part of his fun
in life consists of making a loud noise.
Doe3 anybody care for fireworks that
don't go off with a bang? The small
boy looks with contempt on a "slzzer,"
which is a firecracker that only sput
ters and makes no racket.
No great public demonstration or cel
ebration is quite complete without a
salute of guns for somebody "or some
thing. We hold our ears and grin with
delight when the detonations are heard.
When we greet a hero, we yell our
selves hoarse in his honor, and we fire
off some more guns if we're allowed.
The noise of a city Is one reason why
COMMENT FROM THE CAPITAL
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, Aug. 2G. A number of
the democratic members of congress
of the onnortuiittv.
7psi-y Wj, during the closing
days of the pres
ent congress, to re
view the, accom
plishments of the
lower branch of
ed by the demo-
crats, in the first
Region nf the SiT.
speeches one of
the ablest and
most concise was
that of Congress
man Edwin's. Ub-
fP-jcr derhill of New
ir'iCLYDE H- York.
TAVENNER "Whether the
people of this
country wish to continue the demo
cratic house of representatives in pow
er, and to strengthen the hands of the
house by the election of a democratic
eenate and president," Mr. L'nderhill
said, "depends largely upon the record
of tne house in the session just closed,
nlnn, ,)f fi, .ipn.m, r,,.,,w
came into the house on a platform con
taining a promise to restore the legis
lative machinery cf the house to the
members thereof; In other words, to
i abolish absolutism. This was prompt-
ui.diiti) of At iin: i:vikn rs.
Below is a record of the achieve
ments cf the house, as set forth by Mr.
A bill was passed to cut the tariff on
lumber, that the people might enjoy
with a whole lot of middlemen living
off 'the profits between the two. Of
course, this makes work for the work
ingman, makes profit for the middle
men end makes a good living for
those who live off the suppossed sup
pression of crime, but it is one of
the wastes of political economy or
reform that has not been solved by
the present arrangement.
HANF0RD TELLS WHY HE
QUIT BENCH UNDER FIRE
Seattle, Wash.. Aug. 28. Judge Cor
nelius Hanford. who resigned from
the federal bench a month ago during
the hearing of impeachment charges
by a subcommittee of the house judi
ciary committee, yesterday distribut
ed among his friends a printed pam
phlet entitled "Statement of My
"Twenty-odd yeara of judicial
work, he says, Is not tne proper
training for a fighter. A personal
controversy involving a judge, his en
emies and his friends must necessarily
ana regardless of the outcome ser
iously impair his usefulness aa an in
- ! cuc-bent of a lurilclal nffieo
"I did not bargain for immunity
from further prosecution, nor know
at the time of
my resignation that
the pending proceedings against me
would be discontinued. There waa
no cowardice In resigning and sacri
ficing the salary of the office when it
people refuse to live in the country.
They like the racket. They love tne
very ratty? of the street cars. They'd
rather elbow and be elbowed along a
noisy down-town street than stroll
along a silent country lane In the
midst of one of nature's r rettiest land
scapes. They'd rather skip across a
busy thoroughfare at the risk of their
lives, exhilarated by the roar of the
street, than to sit on the porch of a
house in the country and hear nothing
more than a mother bird twittering to
Noise excites. It keeps one keyed
up. It's sort of company. It makes
one . think there's something doing
every minute. And the hoi-polloi would
be miserable without it. In fact, they
won't be without it. They'll make
clatter with their voices if nothing else
It is said that as man becomes civ
ilized his voice grows lower. Savages
invariably have high-pitched voice:
Also, the civilized man harmonizes
sounds, making them agreeable to a
cultivated and sensitive ear, while the
savage thumps and twangs and
screeches when he renders what is
music according to his Idea.
From this one might Judge that our
modern cities are fostering us in sav
agery so far as sound is concerned, for
one doesn't reside in a city long before
he elevates his voice to the highest
point in order that the shriek of his
remarks may be heard above the tuT
moil, and what's agony to sensitive
ears is sweet music to the citylte.
I am reminded, in this connection, of
a church committee commissioned to
get an organist for 'a large new church.
A number of applicants played "on
trial." Some were quite excellent, but
none of these was selected. The choice
fell upon a man of no particular abil
ity, but he made the church shake by
using the heavy stops and keeping his
feet on the bass pedals.
The committee was properly im
pressed. "That's our man,' said the gray
whiskered chairman, after the perform
ance. "He certainly plays well. Why,
I couldn't hear myself think most cf
cheaper homes. This bill was vetoed
by the president.
A bill lowering tire duties on wool
and woolen goods was twice passed
by the house and twice vetoed by the
The farmers' free list bill, providing
for untaxed meat and bread, and for
free implements to the farmers and
laborers, was passed by the house and
vetoed by the president.
A bill to reduce the tax on sugar,
and providing for an excise income tax
on incomes of $5,000 and more, was
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providing for economies in
the administration of government af
A bill requiring publicity in cam
A bill granting an increase of pen
sion to old soldiers.
A bill providing for the first step in
a move to give governmental aid to
A bill admitting Arizona and Xew
Mexico into the union.
A good roads bill, providing for an
appropriation of $18,000,000 as a start
er in the good roads movement.
DEPARTMENT OP l.ADOR.
A bill creating a department of la
bor and providing for a labor minis
ter in the cabinet.
A bill requiring all work by and for
the government to be done under the
fight hour system.
A bill to Increase the scope of the
bureau of mines.
A bill to put the poisonous white
phosphorus match manufacturing in
dustry out cf business.
A bill creating a child labor bureau;
another to protect life at sea; another
removing the "gag" rule, and a bill to
create a commission to investigate in
dustrial conditions in this country.
left me facing the probability of hav
ing to continue, to defend myself.
"Victims are not permitted to have
any choice as to their own fate, but In
this instance, if I have robbed the
priests conducting the sacrificial cere
mony of casting upon me all the in
dignities intended, It was my legiti
mate right to do so."
LAYS DEATHS TO BIG CROP
Traction Manager 8ays Tall Corn
Hides the Grade Crossings.
Columbus, Ind., Aug. 28. Alexander
Shane, general manager of the Indian
apolis, Columbus & Southern Traction
company, blames the bumper corn
crop In Indiana for the Iocs of at least
1? lives. He predict that other lives
will be sacrificed to the corn beforo
it Is harvested. The corn, he says, has
grown so tall that grade crossings on
both steam and traction lines are hid
den. New Orleans Probe Ready.
New Orleans, Aug. 28. As the se
quel to the appearance in a local news
paper of a "6tory" stating that a well
known private detective was investi
gating municipal conditions here, May
or Behrman requested that a grand
Jury immediately begin an indepen
dent inquiry. The mayor promises in
his request that "no man shall be
r 9VTCAV ft. SMITM
fH. Easy street, my willing feet
Would up your paths be straying
If 1 could get away from debt
And cares that now are weighing!
If 1 could frame a little same
To live without endeavor
The boulevard would I regard
My happy home forever.
There is whre lire Is worth living, you
Up on Eaey street.
Playtime and pleasure are all you can get
Upon Easy street.
Ice cream for breakfast and three kinds of
Oysters and chicken, champagne, extra,
Up on Easy street.
la silks arrayed the girls parade
With pearls and diamond locket.
The men who walk with them and talk
Have money In each pocket.
They live at ease and catch the breeze
Wherever it Is blowing.
The women do not bake or stew
Nor wash nor take In sewing.
There -Is where everythlpe's shiny and
Up on Easy street.
Every one lives on the fat of the land
Up on Easy street.
Cake and bananas and all kinds of meat
Just like a sixty cent meal and repeat
Up on Easy street. s
"Are you making anything this sea
-A big bluff."
Cooled His Enthusiasm.
"Bring out the entire family.'
the traveling photographer, "and stand
them on the porch. 1 want to take a
picture of the house."
"But I warn you In advance we will
not buy any of them," explained the
"Oh. that is all right." replied the
traveling photographer. "We are mak
ing a series of pictures of the best
farm houses in the connty. We want
a picture of this house whether you
buy one or not"
"All right;" said the father. "Tf that
is the way of it where do yon want ns
to stand?" . .. . .
While the photographer was arrang
ing the group the farmer cnsuolly re
marked. "We wouldn't buy one be
cause there was a photographer along
here two weeks ngo with the same
song who stocked us up."
"Why didn't you say so?" demanded
the photographer as be folded his tri
pod and moved on.
That Was Different.
"May I come In?" asked the brisk
young mnn who bad just knocked.
"We don't allow no book agents
about the place," replied the man of
"I am no book agent. I am the
special representative of a publishing
"Oh, that'a it. Come rWht in."
His Only Friends.
"Who are your best friends?"
"My mere acquaintances."
Oh. this world would be brighter
All round, through thick and thin.
If breaking nut of tail were but
A cinch, like breaking In!
Wonldn't It be a good Idea to have an
ordinance requiring the muzzling of
men who insist vo talking politics this
Some people seem to get n reputation
Sot generosity at the same time hat
tbey mnnuge to get their friends to
stJind for all the hills.
As soon as a man get" a motorenr
be begins to bowl because his neigh
bors object to a heavy road tax.
The girl whose best young man owns
an nutomoblle looks with much acorn
npon the girl who can only catch a
borse and buggy.
What is more forlorn than the white
shod maiden caught tn a thunderstorm
on a country road?
The man who could strike an oil well
that won Id iriiah like the eversm hiirh
' achool girl wonld be Incky.
If yon don't know when, you are well
ff sk your wife.
If it were not for circumstances and
heredity most of us wonld have to take
ths resoonslbllity of onr failures ear
selves When s man loses hope he sometimes
go to fighting.
Not Much of a Game.
"I can't for the life of me nnder
stand why anybody should wish to
"It's a great game, perhaps the
greatest Intellect s I game there is."
"Yes. but it afford no opportunity
whatever for breaking seed record."
First Prize By Clarissa Mackie.
Copyrighted. 191X. by Associated Literary Bureau.-
The crowd pushed through the en- j
trance gates of the big county fair in
a continuous stream. Outside the
great fenced in area was a maze of
vehicles of every description, from the
humblest box wagon to the highly var
nished aod luxuriously equipped mo
torcar. Inside the grounds there wan as
great a dissimilitude among the people
wnndering from one exhibit to anoth
er, streaming in and out of the side
shows or gathered iu the refreshment
Thoebe Sweet had arrived that morn
ing in her father's comfortable two
seated carriage, all the available space
about her piled with daintily wrapped'
boxes, for Phoebe always exhibited at
the Corinth county fair, and her bread
and cake and canned fruit alwayB car
ried away the first prizes.
Today had" been an exception, how
ever, for one by one the coveted
prizes had been awarded to another ex
hibitor, who iu years past had been
among the vanquished, and. although
Thoebe had smiled bravely as she saw
her products passed by, she was bit
terly disappointed at the outcome.
Her father, arriving at the building
too late, found her at the door, flushed
and rather dejected. "Same old story,
Phoebe, bird?" he asked affection
She shook her head dolefully. "What
Is the matter with me. father? I
didn't take a prize not one!"
"Why-eeee!" exploded Mr. Sweet,
aghast. "What in thunder are thosy
fellows thinking about anyway? What
do they know about bread or cake ov4
pies, eh? Let me have a look."
He was alout to pass her when
Phoebe caught his shoulder and shook
"It's no use. father, dear. Mrs. Seo
ville's products really are superior to
mine. Let us go hack and look
them. aid please don't let any one
know we are very much disappointed."
"I'll look as glad as I can that Mrs.
Whnts-her-name has carried off all the
honors." smiled Mr. Sweet as he led
his daughter down the building to the
exhibit of domestic productions.
A few people were gathered about a
table on which were set forth several
loaves of beautifully baked bread,
somo toothsome frosted -cakes and a
row of varl-tinted canned fruits. A
tall, sunburned young man was speak
ing to a short, plump, motherly look
"You've carried off honors for the
family. Aunt Sabrina," he was saying
"Good land. George. I'm almost
nshamed to have taken It. That pret
ty girl almost cried when they passed
over her thlnjrs with just 'honorable
mention. There's so few girls who
can cook nowadays that they ought to
be encouraged instead of an old, wom
an like me stepping in. I declare, there
she Is now!" ,
rhoebe had heard the frankly spo
ken words and hud flushed warmly.
Mr. Sweet smiled good nattiredly, and
the woman, who was Mrs. Scovllle,
ttepped forward with a pleasant, win
"Ton heard what I said," she remark
ed, holding out a plump hand to Phoe
1h. "And I meant it too. Your things
look beautiful, and I'm sure they taste
as good as they look."
"Thank you, Mrs. Scovllle. you are
too kind," said Phoebe gratefully.
"This is my falher; dad, this is Mrs.
Scovllle, who curried off the prizes this
yenr, - We must congratulate her."
Mrs. Scovllle warmly insisted thnt
Phoebe's dainties were as good ns het
own if not much better.' and much time
was serit in comparing the two ex
hibits. "I used to see you carrying off the
prize every year," said Mrs. Scoville
nt last, "and I told George, my neph
ew, that it vas too bad a girl should
curry olT highest honors every year,
so I pitched in and tried for the prizes,
and now that I've got them all I don't
feel a mite better. I feel Just as you
overheard tne telling George. And, by
the way, where is George'" She look
ed around for the sunburned young
man who had beeu talking to her.
"If lie was the tall young chop who
was talking to you when w-e came
up I paw him going over toward the
rare track." remarked Mr. Sweet.
"Oh. dear mel Of course he would
be going there at this time. His little
mare Princess will be in the three-yenr-
: old trotting class,
Would you care to
go over and see the race?"
"We exioHed to. I've got a horse
fn It myself." said Mr. Sweet. "My
hired man is going to drive."
"George will drive himself." observ
ed Mrs. Scovllle as they walked across
the grass toward the trotting course.
"I do hoin- Princess will win. He's so
fond of her and has set his heart on
winning this race."
Phoebe, walking silently beside the
two older people, looked like a pretty
flower In her sheer white dress, from
which ber pink face, under a Iscy
white hat. trembled like ti wind blown
blossom. Childless and wldovej-d Mrs.
Scovllle loo!;cd nt the girl more 'than
once as Mr. Sweet told of how cleverly
his only child managed the motherless
"I don't know what I shall do If
Phoebe ever gets married," he ended,
with a sigh.
"And thnt doe not seem unlikely,"
smiled Mrs. Scovllle over Phoebe's em
"I dislike every eligible young man,"
laughed Mr Sweet good nattiredly.
In the grand stand Phoebe felt a glow
of interest in Mrs. Scovflle's handsome
nephew, George Belden, who appeared
in a small sulky driving a dainty black
mare. He scanned the faces in the
grand stand aud wsved his cap toward
"Ah. there comes Sam, driving Dew
ey!" exclaimed Mr. Sweet as a straw
whiskered man came iuto view on the
course. Tli horse lewey, which had
wpn many a beat for its owner, was a
long, rnwboned specimen of equine
flesh, but with an enormous power of
reserve strength that brought its home
ly nose uuder the line every time.
Sam saluted his employer, aud Mr.
Sweet waved his hat. aud Phoebe flut
tered a handkerchief, r.ut her father
noticed a singular lark of enthusiasm
in her nianuer. Iler eyes were not on
her father's horse, but were following
the course ta;en by George Celden'a
"If you go back on Dewey, daughter,
I shall feel that you have found auoth-
er sweetheart thau your ojd dad," he
said in a low tone, and Phoebe's quick
caress and blushing protest seemed t
Presently they were aw:iy. and the
crowd on the grand stand held its
breath wkile there sounded the sharp
trot trot trot around the course.
From the very beginning Dewey took
the lead, and the other racers stretched
out obliquely ou his left. The black
mare Princess held her white no.se close
to the left wheel of Sam's sulky, aud
rhoebe discovered herself harboring
She wanted Dewey to win. and she
wanted George Beldeu to win. She
didn't even know him to speak to, and
yet she didn't want to see the look of
disappointment come into his eyes.
Yet she blushed at her own forward
ness in harboring such thoughts.
As for her father. Mr. Sweet had
taken the purse at the trotting course
for many years, and would he not be
disappointed if Dewey should fail him
this last year that he would enter .him?
So Phoebe turned her blue eyes away
from the black mare and fastened them
loyally on Dewey's lauk form and ex
erted all her mental powers to desire
that his homely old nose should once
more come under the wire in lead of
"Princess is gaining gaining!" cried.
Mrs. Scoville Jubilantly, and then a
quick frown creased her forehead.
"Hear me. Mr. Sweet. I do wish
George's mare was not running against
your Dewey! It makes It hard to be
"Much obliged. Mrs. Scoville. I shan't
take it hard if the youngster wins out.
We old folks must retire some day.
It's got down to a race between Prin
cess and Dewey after all."
"I know George's heart' will be bro
ken," lameuted Mrs. Scovllle as Dewey
flew under the -ire to a loud demon
stration from the crowd. "He'd set
his heart on Princess winning this race,
and he was so confident that he plan
ned to take me on a trip to the moun
tains with the purse." ,
"I'm sorry, ma'am." and Mr. Sweet's
eyes twinkled with pleasure In spite of
himself. "lint I'll promise to put
Dewey out to gniss after this and give
the younger ones a chance."
"No, uo! That wouldn't be what
George calls 'sportsmanlike.' " protest
ed Mrs. Scovllle ns they emerged from
the ptuud and waited near the gate for
George Ilelden's appearance.
When he came disappointment was
plainly written on bis frank fare, but
he swallowed it when he discovered
that Mr. Sweet was Dewey's owner,
and with good grace he congratulated
the winner and was presented to
Phoebe, whose few words of regret at
the defeat of Princess seemed to com
pensate him for the loss of the race,
for he regained bis spirits Immediately
and proved to be n very genial, com
panionable young num.
They paired ofT then. Mrs. Scovllle
'and Mr. Sweet leading the way, while
Phoebe and .George lingered along, be
coming better acquainted as they view
ed the different exhibits and enjoyed
the simple pleasures of the fair.
George Itelden inspected Phoebe's
cakes and breid and vravely asserted
that he cou'.il see no difference between
those lo th.-oine viands and his aunt's
products i tin t bad carried off the hon
ors. And i'lioclic liluslieil auu illiupled
4i ml thanked him ami eontided to him
that she had been almost sorry to seu
Ixwey win the race because because
she hud taken su-h u fancy to the
dainty liltle Princess.
Of course Georue invited her to take
a ride beiiiud the black mare, and as
the Sweets lived lei miles distant from
George Seidell's farm it became some
thing of a custom f ir the young man
to drive over ami spend a Sunday with
the Sweels and lake Phoebe out drlv- '
ing and. Inter ou. Kleihiug.
When .June caine around I'hoelie
Sweet sought ber father one evening
and wound ber arm about bis neck.
"Oh. father." she whispered softly.
"George says he did win lirst prize at
the Corinth fuir last fall that's tne!
And I think I won lirst prize hi getting
him! You don't mind, do you?"
Mr. Sweet, kissed her lovingly and
looked Into her soft blue eyes with his
"It takes the old folks to win out.
after all, honey," be said. "You see.
Mrs. Scoville and I both took fist
prizes at Corinth fair, and we're tak
ing 'eiu again now. because she'll have
nie. aud I'll have her and Iiewey'n
prize money will pay f-jf wedding tripj
all a roll ml!"
Which proved to be a most satisfir
Aug. 28 in American
1611 Delaware bay discovered by Lord
De Iji Warr. or Delaware, whoso
vessel was driven Into the Dela
ware from t!.e ocean in a btorm.
179 James Wilson. Jurist and "sign
er." died: born 17J2.
1858 IU-v. Eleazer Williams, long sup
posed to be the "lost dauphin"
(Louis XVIIi of France, died; Lorn
Give and fake.
Howell Does he tke thins phllo
tw,xJV nllyV Pnwell-A ex. but hejoesn't
part wiiii mem ilo.opliically. Wo
man's Home Companion.