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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1912.
PnWhtud Daily at 124 Second Te
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Friday, September 20, 1912.
In the course of time some magailne i
Is going to make a hit by printing on
Its cover a picture of a seashore girl
with her hair wet.
When some means whereby a mole
cule can be seen is perfected. It will be
possible to find the mac who walked
off with that umbrella.
1 ! places of business without losing caste
The discoverer who found a tribe of j or being thought queer, or looked upon
white men in the Arctic regions would as too poor to ride, but this is cot to
liave attracted more attention if he last long, if we are to Judge from the
had foutd a new white hope. ! growing popularity of the rapid and
!l 'easy transit through streets and over
In Bplte cf the remarkable agrlcul- j the highways,
tural prospect thin ear there la little Mm and women may find a substi
ihdicaMun that there will be u bumper j tute exercise in athletics, the bowling
(Tcii of campaign contributions. alleys and gymnasiums. But It will
. soon have to be a brave man who will
Hanker Morse Las fully recovered his j
health. But at lust accounts the doc
tors who got bim out of prison were
Mill somewhat under tl.e weather.
Why should J. Bruce Ismay want to
fiiilr us head of the steamship company
that owned the THahic? Ills reputa
tion us a quitter was good already.
Peally there Is no gluing around
It Judge r'.ewle must be a man or '
a mount, a bull moose, or an elephant, j
Wl.lcu Is he? ;
The If.r.per the turmoil continues in j
Mexico him mere it ems as thougn
the insurrertos were In the field not
for a aquar deal, but for a square
New Haven. Mo. has a citizen (Z ',
years old who In studying Latin. ias
the Missouri lunrmme leeu used up by
us loi.g anJ tuitbful application to the"
The polio f (v-tiry is and are put-
t g .u n ic eoi.ers v l'h h firm
VfiA Tl.e o'i.r d".y they arretted a
;oi!tg tiu:n :.!,; the till lie Is 'o marry
for M.;:,:u;; u'jii otlit r.
Chicago buv.i.fcs tutt.k ii osits have
cvci'rast U i! ,oo auriiij- tbe last
piarier. Iiui l,liirub. pooi'ie an't b
M&curd fur buying away as long as
Iofcll)l.' vu their v!utioi.
Koosewil s;'..s the "t;t sp'-ciul in
terests lo-r me ::re lhau any
other man." That Is tlie Brst Joke, and
hrvtr nrt .r-l .r,,. . v,. ;
harvester and stel trusts as being
opposed to him. Tht is the second .
and monumental part of the joke.
Cun t ,ou hew Cxrge W. Perkins ,
man sin ir. to mention tn
The colonel now
says be never
tavorea uie wiira inn ior uie preei-; Mc)l dwelling was J1.000. A part of
dency. but aiy idea that Is contrary j tne mon,y tnat ig glVen to endow edu
.o more than two terms lu the White ; cRtional InsUtutions in the United
PITAT JT. UUnr
- .- - vw- j
ol b ptutt dwcl-ratlons wrjiont reser- j
vation as to the '.iciltatious of the
presidency, what he says now Is of
little weight 1-t TedJy Into the
Wnlte house agun and see how he
will llop oil the consecutive term Idea.
THK DAKK AOKH.
Govt riu r Vers'-el! sa :
"Never has the black t'.ag of piracy
fiO'.J libo e the political seas as now; '
l ever' was lt saluted with ao much j
And tl:e r.'.an in the ranks who ha4
not allowed himself to Ket exc!td ever I
ih.s t..:r,'.t'xrn will tell himself that j
Governor Mar'.;un U intireiy rlnbt in
his characterlrn'ion of the situation. I
But there are several weeks between I
row and election d. Perhr.ps a good i
iijuny thousands in that time will come
to rcctgmte ;!;!n piracy when they
it iletonstrtt-J In ft out of them.
And lerhups It Is not too much to i
'iopt that w lien tl.e public has giied
!t up as piracy n wiil know what to
do with a tl.'.i.g of that ttrire.
Nor Tin: uiuut ;.ai.
A French aviator has broken another
record by rising 1S443 feet above the 1
earth In a moac plane. No such altl- I
tude has ever before been attained in '.
a heavier-than-air Hying jaobie. The j
new mark is equivalent to about three !
mile and a half. It would easily over- !
top any mountain la tlie I'nited States. '
outside of AJsika. or in Europe.
But what is the use? Men do not
r.eed to fly htg-er than the older rec
ords of aviation, or even half as htgn.
Few desire to do so. What they want 1
Is some better means of ccmlag down
.vo-i p-ru msa reja;nig up wtgv r ( cays. Kaiser Wilhelm. having recov
v hen condition become dverse. To ered from his recent illness, is par
1 e able to stay up ln a storm and to ticlpating. and Is delighted at the
lo ;:re of allg-tlng easily and without showing which his b'.g fleet makes,
ex'.ieine rUk if things go wrong la the j The maneuvers will aimulate a ba-Ue
wou.fl cieAa aore U avUtcru than
any imaginable accent above land or
As It Is, the bird men fiy well enough
with everything behaving as It should.
The great problem It to make them
safer and sorer of getting on when ac
cident happen and na&rre grows hostile.
WALKING OUT OF FAVOR
Walking baa always been looked
upon as one of the most health-giving
and health-preserving of exercises.
But in these days it seems to be grow
ing out of favor, not only in this coun-
try, but in England and other foreign
An English clergyman who, for his
health and pleasure, recently made a
walking tour, has come to the conclu
sion from his experience tbst the man
who walks, whether from choice or clr
onmstance, is looked upon as aa Hlot,
a patrper, or what is worse, a, crim
inal. And he is cot far wrong In this
conclusion. If one of our "captains of
industry," respectably clad, were to
take a stroll In or near the sub orbs of
any of our large cities, he would doubt
less b forced to adopt the English
clergyman's way of looking at H.
Walking as a health-giving or pleasure-giving
exercise is not considered
In "good form" by those who roll by I
iu ujuior cars, or Denina nign-spimea t
hnruu ri- ir. .-)ir, t.nit- -- i
pedestrian has to step aside, and is
frequently looked upon by those In
their motor cars, or other fastening
conveyances, with supercilious stare,
If not with suspicion.
It may be still possible for those in
our smaller cities who prefer to do so,
to walk from their homes to their
aare to engage In walking for the Joy
It gives and the exhilaration it imparta.
iterorm is needed. Walking ehould
not b relegated to the cast-offs as an
exercise. It is. or should be, one of
the Joys of living.
There are millions of dollars spent :
annually in this country in relieving 1
distress, but philanthropists the world
over are coming to the conclusion that
a great dual of the money given away
In charity might better be used to help'
the poor to help themselves. It is
rr.ther surprising to learn that in.
u-e ui me most aavancea :
rejects for accomplishing this pur-
l'f' operation and Is working out ;
i eitUHiactoniy. Before his death Sir,
...- ir,thB an(1 fhrp- mnntv fnira
Moses Monteflore. the Axielo-Jewish
tbilanthpopist, did much to improve
,he housing oonditious of the Jewish
Population of Jerusalem. Since his
ti,'atn a testimonial fund in his honor,
rmounting to about $50,000, has been
raised in England to continue the work
he inaugurated. The Jewish population
of Jcruralein has increased from 10,000
in 18S" to not less than 50.000 out of
a total population of between 80,000
, er.d lio.di'O at the present time. The
city wibR the walls is crowded but
ttioKo in charg of the testimonial fund
have been loaning money to those who
desire to erect bouses in little colonies
wnhou; the walls. j
Tho conditions on which a loan may j
be obtained are that the borrower '
rhall put up part of the cost of build-!
U'F bis house and shall submit his
1 uildlng plans for the approval of the
committee. No Interest whatever Is
-1 . j . v
B ,im lue ua ln0 oorrower
j, ren 10 ytlRr, ln which to pty ,t ,
bark. When paid back tbe money is !
efatn loan,d t0 80tn, oth per8on.
Mve .uburban colonies, each contain-
v w j
at- ln the
niauaer in wuiou tag raomruoxe lesu-
monlal fund is used. Enable men to
pPt their own homes and they will
pee thst their children are educated
, We te it for grafted that the loans
made are secured by mortgages on the
houses erected, so that there Is no dan-
GERMAN NAVAL MANEUVERS. SIMULATING BATTLE FOR SUPREMACY
IN THE NORTH SEA, BEGIN OFF KIEL; KAISER A WITNESS
Upper picture shows Kaiser Wll
helm reviewing feet during the last
naval maneuvers: lawer picture shows
types of German tars (arrow points
to Prince Henry) participating In the
The German naval maneuvers off
, Kiel have begua and will last fivo
for the supremacy of the North
1 -- Jt PS
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WOWEX WHO DISAWPBAR.
Once upon a time a man considered
it a sort of masculrne privilege to
disappear when he felt like it When
he was discovered, or felt Inclined to
return to the bosom of his family, he
got away with the situation by plead
ing moth-eaten excuses as a "knock
on the head" or "Just couldn't re
member who he was," et cetera, et
Men continue to disappear, as of
yore. It's one of the facts that we
look upon as commonplace. But when
women and girls begin to disappear,
as they are doing in increasing num
bers in the last year or so, we begin
to sit up and take notice.
Time was when a woman or a girl
would as soon tht-k of suicide as of
golng awav from home, alone, without
leaving word where she was going and j
when she exDected to be back. If
she had any grievances In her home
life, she wept over them In secret or
she took them out scolding. Some
times she simply died. But she had a
greater fear of the big outside world
than of anything that could happen
e e e
Now, however, when a wife finds
that she doesn't love her husband
any more, or if she has a fit of the
"blues," or if she suspects "he" has
an affinity, or If she has worried her
self into a state of nervous depres-
ger of loslc6 the money, while the fund
IN STRAW VOTE
j;ew York Sept 20 The Knicker-1 '
00ler.p-e8S' a repUDilcan newspaper!
nf Aln.-. rftrrl6a on straw vof at'
ithe following result:
Wilson. Roosevelt. Taft.
Nassau fair . .
Clinton fair . .
WILSON CLUB IN
New York, Sept. 20
"A Wilson club j
In every town ln North Dakota," is tlie I
slogan selected by Melvin D. Hildreth,
general secretary of the State League i
of Wilson and Marshall clubs. !
)er St.O";) members have hern en-1
rolled in the Wilson clubs iu North i
Dakota in the past 10 days, accord i ag j
to a ,-epo-t reived at national head-
r. Senator Core
" enthusiasm with which the
Th' e"n the wort u ta
S r?'Df ,? the ?r.k 18 m'
suiriuK - u lureiens our viriorv in
November." report. Senator Hildreth.
A certain tuedievnl Jnrj. ns rfJa-o
Id the Oxford and Cnmhriilgt? FIvUmv.
i hi-"wife ; who had been n." k by light-
Ding, returned the reasonable verdict.
"No one is suspected." In another
case, when tbe body of a mn similarly
I L-l!-4 .... H f.,nA V.t- hiu tx-tfa th
jnrT was -,ufT--,- definite In Its
; - ,;. - ,hnt , 'n, ,., m
mnA.-a rt.ra th verH't in n of
sion for any cause, real or fancied,
she walks out of the house some day
and fails to leave word about her
further movements. After a frantic
search among relatives and friends
for a coup'.e of days, the husband re
ports the case to the police, and by-and-by
the errant wife is usually
found in seme other town or with
some old friend, either unrepentant
or utilizing that same old masculine
excuse "couldn't remember a thing,
And when a girl thinks her parents
are cot treating her with due con
sideration, or If her little fool brain
gets a romantic kink In It, she thinks
its Just the thing to disappear and
be hunted for, actually revealing In
the excitement and notoriety. More
disappearing girls have been found
"visiting friends," or "Just married.
than have been found victims of
white slavers, although until they are
located their relatives undergo all
the fear of the terrible possibility,
A man disappears, usually, when
he wants to shirk responsibilities. He
isn't anxious to be found until he
gets ready to return.
But a woman, when her temper, or
romantic notions, or her "nerves," or
maybe Just plain "smartiness," have
driven her away from home, dearly
loves the notoriety of being hunted
for; and looks forward to being dis
covered and returned to the bosom
of her family. As one young woman
said, aot long ago, who was dlscov-
ered, "just visiting a friend," after
days of heartbreaking anxiety for
her family, "Why, isn't it perfectly
lovely to have all that fuss made over
There are a few cases, it Is true.
vhere a woman Is literally driven
away from her home, and where
girl would rather endure anything
than continue In her unhappy envlr
ojment, but unless the circumstances
are extreme, in almost every instance
the runaway finds that after all home
is better than the cruel outside world,
which has little, if any, use for an
self Inflicted deatn is not to be "tem
porary insanity." This was beyond
our medieval predecessors, but their
formula showed a glimmering of tbe
idea that a man must be mad to take
his own life, verdicts In such case
often being that the victim had acted
"by temptation of the devil."
ln lt sturdy vigor it is Kepresenta-
tiva of Our People,
Indian corn is a native of America.
f ci Iniun. i.iilllrniu.l it- i V.
white man first came, and their legends
carried it back to Mauitou. or Great
Spirit, from whom it came as his
choicest gift to ujuu. says the Wash
ington Post. Without it the earlier
settlements would have ptrished.
It grows ln all parts of the United
1 States and iu its every ritr'ge presents j
1 varied charms and attractions, more :
j alluring to tbe eye than waving field
i of w'aeut or nee, the white cotton or j
the splendid sugar cane, with which it .
vies in stuteliuess mid outranks in its
gorgeous and changeful hues of green.
One-third of the human family lives j
on rice, but it is not the third that '
counts. The d:;te palm is everything!
to t'ue desert dweller. So is orn to!
lte American, although often Indirect- i
'J'- He eHts !t " ll'e cob and off, i
mates of it innumerable kinds of food
and turns it into hoes nnd cattle.
In Its sturdy vigor Indian corn is I
representative of the s-oplo. It strlhes j
its tap root deep into the earth, while ,
the lateral louts reach out in every di- j
recflon. It droops under the long i
drouth, but given two or three rains -toward
earing time it yields a harvest I
that puts the gloomy prophets to J
A Question of Depth.
"Beauty." said the ready made phi- j
losopher, "is only skin deep." ,
"I can't agree with you." said the j
positive inan. "If beauty were ruoas- I
ured by that etand-ird the rhinoceros j
would be one of tbe most charming
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Br SVTCAr ft. SHtTB
T WONDER who will win the race
And who -fill fill the chair
And who. ivh.n the returns are In.
Wlit have he -roles to evare.
Wh:ch cf I he candidates at large
L'p to the front will gro?
I Tfonflec. hut 1 wouldn't give
A naif a cent to ktiow.
It dee-n't matter much to me
It does to some. It seems.
The way they worry as they go
About consulting dreams.
And ask ins this one who will win.
And ask'PS that the same.
And seeing If they can by cards
Or fate spell out too name.
I think I'll get three meals a day.
8nould they not be In view
I guess that I can set along.
As others do. on two.
No matter who on ballot day
Should win the little pi're
And And the chair in Washington
Exactly of his sise.
For whan the present is forgot
And people strain their eyes
To read about these candidates
They'll tin.l that all weie wise.
And so I list to all and try
On arguments to thrive.
Because 1 knew, whoever wins,
Tbe country will survive.
"Via you know that Frank and Nel
lie have broken?"
"No; not really V
"What was the matter?
"He found she was going to cooking
school and she found out that he took
physical culture exercises every morn
ing." The Way to Do It.
"Tou can't make a woman talk If she
doesn't want to."
"That may be true, but there's a way
"What is it?"
"You can make her want to talk."
"Ah am sure grief stricken, lady."
"Too bad. poor man! In what shape
lid grief come?"
"In the shape of Mr. Gns Johnslng.
adv. lie sure do bave a powerful
Couldn't Get Them Interested.
"You ought to get married."
"Can t f.fford lt."
"Then pick some rich girl."
"Those I have talked to have other
"Is he a courageous man?"
"He Is. bnt"
"His courage Is so easily discour
aged." More Celorlty Required.
"They go tho pace that kills."
"I've ouly one objection to it."
"What is that?"
"It doesn't kill them fast enough."
Only a Start.
The girl of forty summers
At them need not be s're:
They're not, let her be thankful,
unie forty summers more.
Rome folks are so busy resting that
tliey never have time to get tired.
The telephone is a great Invention.
Tt enables a woman living In the coun
try to find out what her sister twen
ty miles awny bad for breakfast.
When a man who owns an automo
bile doesn't take his friends riding
they think he's mean. Wheti he does
they think he's trylug to show off.
j The office should seek the man, but
It never gets the chance.
This is the year that the wise polit
ical prophet goes fishing.
Somehow tbe man who Is always
willing to learn and the mnn who
i-now8 it all seldom get on well to-
If jOn want to be popular learn to
listen to other people's troubles, but
never no. never come within a thou
sand miles of hinting that you may
have tronbles of your own.
Some people are kept miserable all
their lives by thinking about the good
times they didn't have.
i Nothing makes a woman madder
I than to have her telephone get out of
, order the afternooD that there are
i some Interesting happenings iu the
j The woman who Isn't afraid of a
I snake, a mouse or a thunderstorm
; needs all the characteristics that she
; prssee8. for nobody will pay any at
tention to her. and she U in for a go
It alone Journey.
Cheering Her Up.
"My dear, congratulate me"
"What has happened?"
"Jack Darlington has asked me to
be bis wife."
"Oh. I'm not going to congratulate
j you on that account. He was almost
', the worst husband I ever bad." Chi
I cago P.exord Herald.
The Blot By Clarissa Mackie.
Copyrlthted. 1912. by Afsoclated Literary Bureau.
The new house wns finished. N
detail had been omittel to ruake it
homelike as well as beautiful and
comfortable. Stlil it lacked something.
Paul Main paced the terrace, smoking
an after luncheon cigar, pondering
why ho was not happy and contented
after all the expense and bother he
had endured while building this hand
some country home.
Below Fairdale village lay steeped
In the brilliant October sunshiue. From
his house on the hilltop the villa pe
looked like a collection of toy houses,
quaintly picturesque, without one jar
ring note of ugly line or crude color
ing. Paul's eyee lingered on the village
and then lifted slowly to the one blot
on his landscape. Ilidden from view
of his own estate because of a project
ing spur of the mountain, the railroad
circled the hill and disappeared, a
glimmer of shining trscks, through a
cut among the ranges.
The railroad was innocent of offense
In Paul's eyes, but on a strip of hilly
land bordering the tracks, quite in
plain view of Paul's windows, was an
immense signboard bearing in six foot
letters an advertisement of "Wind
mnller's Balsam For Couphs and
C'oias. mat aoommauon ot i-mcs.
and yellow paint was the blot on
Main's landscape and on his peace of
"If I had known that sign was to be
put there I would never have built
here. I'll Bee Coombs about it," be de
cided, and, whistling up bis favorite
pointer, he pulled bis cap down over
his eyes sad tramped down the ave
nue to the main road.
He founl Lawyer Coombs ln an un
responsive mood regarding the sign-
I "I dare say: I dare say," replied Mr.
i Coombs after Ttlul had stated his case,
j "but as I understand the situation the
owner 01 iae property wura m ucnr
some Income from the land. As you
are aware, that bill runs sheerly to the
tracks bolow, and it is useless for build
"Rut it Is a blot on my view." per
sisted Paul impatiently. "I'm willing to
buy the land if necessary to"
"You couldn't buy tbe land, ray dear
sir. It is held in trust and cannot be
disposed of until a minor has reached
his majority, which will be ln exactly
"Perhaps I'll buy the balsam fac
tory," threatened Paul ruefully as he
left the lawyer's office.
He went down to the railroad and
skirted the tracks, looking up at the
j offending signboard with speculative
; eyes. "I'd like to talk to the owner of
i that property," he pondered thought
"Oh, dear!" cried a sweet voice in dis
tress. Paul turned quickly. On the railroad
crossing behind him a woman's form
was bent ln evident perturbation. In
stantly he surmised tlie cause of the
trouble and was beside her la a few
swift strides. i
"You have caught your heel?" ho (
"Yes." she panted affrlghtedly. "and
a train is coming too. Oh, dear!"
A shrill whistle echoed from the cut
anion.' the bills, sounding a warning to
clear the track upon which the woman
, stood. Paul bent down, untied the rib
bon bow and reu'ly lifted tbe little
I silk stockinged foot from its prison.
"Iluu for jour li.'e," he commanded
I briefly, aud she obexed him. He vninly
j wrenched at the imprisoned little shoe,
j held by its absurdly high heel between
the track aud one of the crossiuj
j plunks, but he could not bude It, so
i leaped iiside In time to allow the train.
'. a lung string of freight cars, to pa -ss.
! Tlie second ear tossed the mangled lit
! tie shoe at his fee!, aud ha placed it in
! his poi ket.
i When the last cr.r hid passed be
! crossed over 'a, where the oxx tier of tl.e
shoe was vailii.g to thank him. l or
tile first time he really saw hcr-n a
tnatier of fact, for the lirst time he
really lived from that moment.
She was sin. ill a. id il.iluty. with a
lovely, flower-like fa. c. vxhi U retained
, its youthful beauty an 1 !sann in spite
of the softly rayiiiir broxvn hair that
Cuffed under her black I. at She wa.s
gowned in white xvilli touches of black,
and Paul surmised that she xvas a
widow from the wedditiL' ri:r on orn;
little white hand. I am afraid h"
'would have b en bitterly disappointed
If be hud found otherwise.
. "How can I than!: you?" siie cried
gratefully as lie came toxvard her.
. "By allowing me to as-1st yon home."
, was Paul's gallant reply. "I a':', afraid
! you will have (lil'iuui!..' with ,it'y one
, shoe, but there xvas nothing to do but
leave it there."
i "Oh, I live finite near by. find T can
take off the other shoe and ;-t home
nh ely, tiir.nk you," she said pieasnntly,
! adding with a little tos of color, "If
you hdd not arrived think of what
i would have Iiap; i-r.ed to me!"
I 'Ion't thh.i: of ir. p'ease." fuM P.vii
hatiiy. If ye: fuel faint or ill per
i baps I can Had you a re-:.;raix-e r,f
some sort. I S ' ii- xe there W a lni
store down the road, but my own house
Is quite near." Involuntarily h- t'lunced
i upward, and her eye followed bis lo
' the leautiful home on the hliltop.
i "Never mind getting an thing." she
Said hastily. "1 will thank ou again
j and go."
I hhe heid ont a little white band, and
! for an instant it was Inclosed ln Paul's;
! then be lifted bis bat and left her
! Instead of goli.g directly heme he
stopped in the drug store, and with hii
mind still on the blot on his landscape
Le asked a question of the druggist. J
"Who owns that piece of property j
on the other r.ide of the track?" ;
"You mean the hill where the bill- j
board staacii?" '
"Mr3. Covington Is the owner. Tier j
-"f bar.'l died a coupse of years r.-'i an 1
I left ail of hid property to ber in tru -t
1 ' --o-iaw who Ls only three Jitaxa i
' o'.il at the present time. She has re
cently h:i,l the billboard e reefed there
or at least tbe ba!s:i Bl. people have
leased tho. ground froi.' her far the
"Thank yon," said Paul Main, and he
He wrote a letter that evening to
Mrs. Coviugton an ! explained to Lor
I what a blot that billboard was on his
I outlook, and m he understood tbe prop
erty was not for sale and that tbe
contract could not be bought he added
nn appeal to her souse of the beautiful
j and her consideration for his feelings
on observing the hideous sign from ev
ery point of view of his estate
After he had sealed the letter and
sent it to the posrofflee he felt better
and went out to the terrace to smoke,
and under the magic of the full moon
be fell to dreaming of the lovely little
woman he had saved from death
that day, and his hand unconsciously
strayed to the little slipper In his
The next evening he received a visit
from Mr. Coombs, who looked very
muA displeased over something and if
possible appeared paler and with white
hair more upstanding than usual. Paul
had him out on the terrace, where they
, ,,,, t,. ... M, t,,.ui,
i ' . ; - .I " -
You've gone and doue lt now. Main,"
snld the lawyer bitterly.
"Done what?" demanded Paul, mys
tified. "I knew you were a rich man. but X
never supposed you to be a screw. It
never occurred to me that robbing the
widow was lu your line'."
"A screw? Robbing the widow what
widow? I don't know any widows. I
keep away from 'em every time!" ha
"You write letters to them," said
"Letters?" repeated Paul vaguely, and
then suddenly a light broke over him.
"Do you mean Mrs. Covingtonf he
"Yes. Man, do you know that It near
ly broke that woman's heart to have
that signboard put up there, but she did
lt to keep body and soul together. Cov
ington died and left her pretty well off,
but all the prov-erty was ln trust, be
cause I suppose he was certain she
would marry again some day. A few
months ago she lost some securities
through a robbery la ber house and has
been hard pressed for money to tlvs
upon. The signboard business is mere
ly a sop to the hungry wolf until she
can find some means of earning a liv
ing for herself. She talks of taking
boarders, because she has a well equip
ped house here in Fairdale."
"She has been to you?" Paul found
voice to nok out of his depth of sell
"Yes. She has ordered me to break
the contract with the balsam peopls
and have the board removed. She does
not feel that she ought to impose upon
her neighbors ln that way."
"What can be done to make things
right?" asked Paul sharply.
"I don't knoxv. If anything, now, ouly
you might go around and tell her as
t delicately as possible that you think
j a strapping six fooler of a man who
I doesn't have to worry about the
! butcher or baker can stand It to gaze
upon a black aud yellow billboard bet
j ter than a frail woman, can. give up
' the Income derived from said advertlae
j ment. She Is a proud woman, too.
I "You needn't nmlre me feel like any
kss than thirty cents," complained
"You ought to be made to feel you
think too much about yourself. Main." 1
I "You're ri-bt," admitted Paul, "and
j juixv that Joii'xe rippi-d rue lo pie-S
I let's have a little friendly talk about
! what 1 can do u make myself uiosl
i useful nnd inofi'euslve In Fairdale."
Tlie next day found Paul .Main Meek-
in:: the bona? of Mrs. Amy Covington
lu Fairdale village.
Tbt? Cox i'igtm pl.i e was a plentntit
1 old fashioned white house Met 111 the
; mioNt of comfortable
: rhig at the door'
to fa- e xx ith thf
, had resi-iii-d t wo
i "Mrs. t "oviMttl c
In:.', though 1 e xx
.''! ;!- i : i; 1 1 iiitri face
bine e.xed woman be
i ':" h- repeated, smil
as sere she had been
in Mi". Covin
hen he told Mr. Cmmh
; x e-. -. .el-led the story
hoe be h :i retained
be sa'-i t 'loliehtiuliy. "I
'ox b t t-iii f. leave the
about the la
of the .re; tv
i-.e as a lemiieler to ua
R';;ii.-.b "--'ft of heait Now
that I am
1 shall Mpoi.l the rest of the year lu
persuading her th-it be-.ri-o I saved
ber life mic 'hoii'.l intrust that pre
cio :s life to !; for better or worse.
Ii' I :, ri xx in her for my wife the
whole L.iidseape can be dotted with
billboards advertising Windniulier'it
i.;ii-.:iiii arel 1 l,a'l riot care"'
"You bnvo it bad. UiV dear Main,"
r hino l Mr. Coombs, rubbing hi hand 4
de!ifh!i-d!y. "i I me!er:;t.md Ir. ther.i
xv 1 I be i. .-i blot ur.-.Ti your liinflienpe If
j.i'i r;,:t tersii'-de Amy Covington to
i;.: riy you."
"As 1 iir-'!er::vl !r." emended Pan!
M ;in. "ti e r.r.iy b o: r,u the landsca
then xxiil xx he-,. .).,. H r,ot:"
Sept. 20 in American
General Price's "on federate army
abandoned UiUh. Mis.. and ret rest
j lS-L'2-Se' ond day of battle of Chlcka-
luauga '.onfeuerare under gen
eral Braxton Brayi; defeated the
Federals under General W H Itone
Y.rfy--General John Alexander McCler
i.and. noteil leader la the civil war.
died: born 1S1!
101'-.!o'ja W. Groueher. "eornfleld
poet" of 'leoreT died: born 1S3T
i-ll the r.:w 11 the time The Argua.