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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1912.
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Friday, September 27, 1912.
Win with Wilson.
Join the Wilson Democratic club. !
Join It tonight. !
i Turn out to the Wilson Democratic j
club at the R.ck Inland "house this ;
, The political bull moose are as
scares in Rock Island county, appar-
catly, as the real article.
MA shave costs 75 ceats in Rho-
desla." That's nothing. Shades in
wail BlTfrl uauauj tum wuiu ,
A savant has discovered that girls t0 f0now his lead and indulge in oth
wlth pink teeth are the most affec- j r impKhnegs .is to be wept over pub
tlonate. What is f3f chief moment licIv 8nd nia(je the subject of secret
now Is. what will do the business? prayers.
- - - i The fcpirit of the young animal must
A man has Just finished counting j j,? there. It is a part of the universal
all tlie letters in the Bible. He is ; j,;an. The way to handle It is to ad
, now qualified for the task of count- j mjt its presence and then wisely direct
ing all the trusts that have been ! t. we congratulate the royal family
busted. , that their boys are Just the everyday
-' j trend of boys that have sensible par-
Probably, before now, soinebddy has entB.
been called on the carpet in the New,!
York police department for the blun- !
C?r of capturing "Leftle Iouie" an'.
1 "Gyp the Blood." .
Romp of the railroads are cutting '
down the speed of their fast trains j
to 70 miles an hour. Still, a reason-'
ably efficient wreck can be produced
with something better than a mile
The capture of "Left.ie Ijouie," "Gyp
the Blood" and the last, of the A'.len
gang was a sad blow in morn than ;
on quarter. Think what it must
have done to the correspondent ,
schools for detectives.
THK KXTKNT OF YICK.
The American Federation of Sex Hy-
glrne putt at 3ftn..fw the number of ,
women In this country publicly immor- j
al and at 1.000,000 the numoer no are '
"clandestinely immoral.- Moreover, '
the federation puts at rOOO.OOO.ooo a
year the money spent on Immorality j
nnn aorlnl dLefixe,
Is It true that a number of peopie
equal to half the population of Illinois j
are leading immoral lhes "un;ler cov-1
ex" and that a third of the other mil- j
Hon are notoriously so? There are no
statistics upon which to base such an
ftsr.errif-n. At least, me- niiist ruess
the number. But If the figures e!Tect
to arouse the nation to appreciation of
the scope of a glowing evil and to the
need of flghtlnar It, they will accompliEh
the end sought in their publication.
Most or those concerned with the so-; mipht have, every argument in favor
-!al evil arc vfry eil ti.ini!.fc people 0f ppy limitation of the terms of the
who sciitter their shot, in firing at the president can refer only to consecu
evil, over consideration of segregation, ;tive terms. Any third term talk which
education ln sei.h giene. and other re- refers to non-consecutive terms is an
:.trictve and palliative measures. Oniy utter absurdity."
the few address themtielves 'o the root : Thomas Jefferson was utterly ab-
of 1Yf evil to poverty, whi' h Is the ' turd when he wrote:
first cause of U least four-fifths of the "Indeflniteness of self-succession in
lives fflven over tn niiifut nrmnnttnna ' the errutiva nfTlr lends frrflrfimllv In
It Is well to believe that It serves good
erd to ta'e a wayward girl off the
ftreets and p-it her in'.o a home, that
something Is gained when vice Is strip- ;
red of the allurements it holds out to '
the vain girl, but. it would be infinitely
more reastiring if society were engag-1
d In remc-Tlng the cause of poverty, j
or there would be assurance than of i
irmoval of the temptation to So per;
cent of the women !n s'nful lives, and
incidentally the temptation to wife de
sirtion. to drunkenness and to many;
tiOVKUNOIt WII.SOV8 lUCORDj
Governor W'.'icn ha worked to se- j
ure the "social and industrial Justice"
which Theodore Roosevelt merely I
During Governor Wilson's adminls-;
trRticn In New Jersey the following'
laws have been placed cn the statute '
looks of that state:
A law provid:ilg for fir? escapes and
amending the factory laws cf New Jer- .
ey to further protect the workers.
A law providing for sanitation in ,
bake shops and llchsing the same. i
A law protecting the safety and
health of foundry workers. -
A law increaxinp the number of fac-'
tcjy Inspectors fcr ibe better enforce
ment of other factory la a
A law prohibiting th emnlovmen'
tl chUdren in mercantile establish-
ments during school hours, and pro -
A law prohibiting the .n,nm.m-nt
" ' v icpiucui . .o o.i. i :i r- uru ui 1 LB Hl-
f young boys as telephone and tele- faits. He is Alexander Meiklejohn.
jraiU messencers at tlcht in irrim,K. r n s.
:.fc?. The minimum , tlZ
i.'r.r;-r In cities of the first class
is i:- en at ii yesrs, ln cities of
ptcbLd at IS jears.
An employers' liability and compen
A law regulating and liceucing em
A lew eliminating contract labor In
A law providing for an eight-hour
day cn state, county and municipal
This is only a partial record of the
achievements of the Woodrow Wilson
adminitsration in New Jersey in the
line of sociological progress alone.
In less than two years as governor.
W'oodrow Wilson accomplished ten
times more actual reform than Theo
dore Roosevelt put into effect during
more than seven years aa president.
"DOVS WILL. BE BOYS"
England and the royal family have
Just discovered the universal truth
that "boys will be boys." A series of
pranks played on Winston Churchill,
first lord of the admiralty, who was of
ficially visiting at Balmoral, have been
traced to the two younger sons of the
Churchill, in common with most of
his fellow statesmen, hates the woman
suffrage movement and has been par
ried after the most diabolical plans of
its militant followers. It was exceed-
ine-ir trrattntr then fo find "Voted for
Women" flags marking the royal golf
lnr.kB whpn h. wont rmt to niav hi
dallv game. The queen felt it her duty !
to spank her naughty boys, and she did
so symbolically, which was much the
worse fop them. It would have been!
far easier to have taken a hard paddy- j
- a - h a firmer than tn unnlnfHra tn Mr
Churchill, which was their penance.
while the queen openly deplored
these tricks of her boys, she must have
been secretly pleased over them, for
they bore testimony to their normal
1'Oyhood. Only weaklings and moliy-
coddles and sissies are goody-goodies, j
j u& ir) w iiu uutrsii i (iay intKB uuu
tease his sisters though he will fight i
, . .
- for them like a hero when others try
1-MUTATION WITH PKATH.
Several censurable incidents mark
ed the big aviation meet in Chicago
'ne most aej ioraDie or wnicn was j
the starting of a race at dusk result-1
ing a fatj.1 "accident" due to dark-1
The big show closed Sunday with i
a dare-devil "stunt" by Lincoln j
Heac'ny. who gave such a thrilling ex-j
hibition in fema'.e attire as to deceive '
the mammoth crowds into a heart-j
rending hysteria of excitement. When
hp" mr3 a perpendicular drop of
about 2,000 feet the crowds thought I
'she" was falling to death, and 100,000
people almost choked to death with
foar. So reckless were the aviator's
freak stunts on the lake front, sev-
eral ner.nlp fpll intn the. IaWp nsirrnw.
, ' .
Ag .,lrh f00ihardy. stunts as tn!3
odd nothing to science, and merely in -
vlte death, they should not be toler -
ated. If officials of these exhibitions
do not have sense enough to prohibit
them :eeal rBKtHPtinra ahmiM h e.
j tablighed a-.id rigidly enforced.
THK COLON KL- AMI JIKFI'TCRSON
In Pueblo, Colo., last week Colonel
Roosevelt essayed reply to Colonel
Pryan's question. "How many terms
r!ty the president of the United
States serve?" sayi-.ig:
"As far as I am concerned, I shou'.d
be lad to have the recall for the
president. As to the number
of non-cor.secutive terms a president
the case of popular men who are am-j
b'.tiotis and unscrupulous, to life ten-
AMHERST COLLEGE ,
. HAS A NEW HEAD
When Amherst college, the famous
1 old Massachusetts institution of learn-
n:ig. openea a rew aavs ago a new
1 ,a ... .... .v. L ..,.. !.
n r"' ..r"""' """fli
Gecrge Harris, who has be?c given!
tie honorary tUle of presiosnt emeri-
" ,.;f , ..V" -?
St i' PORT HOME.
Because the pay envelope of the
man of the house doesn't size up with
the present cost of living and because
the married woman would like to find
some way to eke out the family in
come without going out of the home
to get a pay envelope of her own, a
large audience of women gathered the
ier day to hear Mrs. Julian Heath
I of New York, president of the Na-
tional Housewives', league and now
visiting varioua cities on a tour of in-
ejection and instruction.
7' glad m??
1,ou"w, 1 nC e
"'""S"' "ui mvi. """"O".
but now that we have learned to de
pend on having our wants supplied
from markets, the men who run them
have capitalized our helplessness,"
said 'Mrs. Heath, and the statement
was indorsed by the nodding heads of
nil tho wnme-n nroaent
j,e Housewives' le
eague Is r.ot
. marfilv on nrvanliattnn rf -rmon hilt
' . . '
a vast crusade for the protection of
the home," she declared. "It is the
great uprising of the women of the
country to save their homes.
"The high cost of living has not
CARDINAL GIBBONS ON DIVORCE
Cardinal Gibbons delivered an ad
dress in St. Louis at a luncheon given
by the City club recently, in which
he says that if the American republic
goes down it will not be due to an
invading army, but to the criminal
sloth and negligence and to the po
utical apostacy or our own citizens,
"Equal suffrage," says the cardinal,
"in my opinion , would tend toward
increasing divorce, which is a social
block In the United States, and is
the greatest evil of the day. If
women had equal political rights with
men there is a probability that ou
the slightest provocation srie wou:d
seek divorce. Given such equality,
they might overstep the bounds,
Women, under present conditions, are
too pron to g oto the divorce courts,
'and political equality might make
! them more ho. It might have the
jure, and life tenure leads gradually to.'
! heredity succession" I
1 Possib y Thomas Jefferson, poor jn ;
1 thoupnl end poor ln words- knew no..'
i 8uch word as "consecutive." And pas-;
8ibly he did' II is fa!r to 6ay that 11
Roosevelt had been so hyperci !t- ,
ical as to suggest Insertion of the
word "consecutive" Jefferson would
hae answered that an ambitious and
unscrupulous man would first attack
the two term principle and succeeding
i ln destroying It, proceed next to abol
i ifh all limitations. This is precisely
I what Rooseelt is doing. Should he
I be elected to a third term we should
I quickly find him declaring that a pres
ident shou'.d have the right to serve
without limitation and until he should
be recalled; until the influence of his
great federal machine which he should
have buiit up army, navy and all
could be overcome. What Theodore
Roosevelt would do if he had his way
would be to Mexlcanize the United
States povernment. There is no doubt
about it. "
s Bad For Their Nerves and In
jurious to Health.
"Too much love kills many babies"
Is the opinion of Mrs. Mary Hines. for
years matron of the Sunnyside day
nursery in Boston. "There is too much
kissing, fondling and caressing." con
tinued the matron. "Babies are not
any happier when coddled by mothers
or neighbors. In fact, it makes many
of them miserable. I have known a
number to pine away and die from too
much physical affection. Take your
self for an example. When not feeling
well wouid you rather lie by yourself
' on a couch or be close up against some
one? Well, that is the baby's feeling
exactly unless bis constant handling
has made bim preer it
'Kiartng is bsd for children, because
it might give them serious disease,
and it ccrt.-iinly does no good. If
mothers would consider that a baby
has rights the same as a grown per
son there would be fewer sick babies
and much of 'this harmful affection
would l.e abandoned.
"The love of maoy mothers seems to
be wholly to gratify the whims of the
child, which is not a sane love. It is
really true in my experienr-e ' that
where there is a lare family of chil
dren the individual child is stronger
"Is that lecane only the fittest sur
vive?" was asked.
Not at all." replied the matron. "It
i . . , . . .... .
,s sP'y because ench chud does not
per so much attention and therefore
is not weakened bv nn excess of
It .earns to and up for itseif
The Getter Way. j
"It la betttx to trust ati b deceived
been solved by the men. The- practi
cal Bolution must .come through the
women. We are the home-makers,
and it is for us to make the dollar
go the weekly rounds, so must
solve this prob'.em.
"The time has come In this country
when young people cannot afford to
marry without both counting ipon
some employment outside the home.
We housewives have got to make It
possible for a young man to marry
and be able to support a wife, other
wise our economic customs are not
"We have not put housekeeping on
a business basis where it properly
belongs. We get married when w
can only make fudge and chocolate)
"The American woman always
makes good, but those who marry
without any further knowledge make
good at a fearful financial cost."
"Mrs. Heath punctured the old
theory that goods done up in pack
ages were preferable to those in bulk
so far as sanitary conditions were
concerned, showing that many things
could be put into them that would
not be possible in the exposed article.
"Conservation is the sign of the
age. The men now make fortunes
out of the bi-products our grand
fathers threw away, but we women in
our profession throw away what we
"The women of, the country have
the power where prices are too high
to say so. A boycott is a severe
measure, but we are not faddists and
when we know the price is not fair
we can go without the article until
the market adjusts itself."
She proved this statement with the
story of the boycott on butter in New
York which forced the price down 10
point and caused thousands cf pounds
illegally kept in storage to be de
stroyed. effect of turning their heads. Divorce
if? now too easy to get," the venerable
prelate continued. "If a husband
leaves home for a couple of weeks
and his wife wants freedom she is
too prone to go to the divorce courts,
pretext. Nowadays if a woman cannot i
get a divorce in her own state she
goes to Nevada, where it is made !
easy. One of the worst features of
the divorce evil is its bad effect upon
children. When parents 3eparate it
means separation of ' children, of
brother, and sisters. Children thus
bereft of proper family influences are
liable to go astray. Divorce is increas
ing in the United States. The evil
prevails here more generally than in
any other country. We must get back
to the gospel. The laws should be
made more strict, so that it would -not
be so easy to disrupt the marriage
ties on flimsy pretexts."
thnn to he nniHn., f ererrhortv"
"Yes. but It is Just as well as a rule
to keep your bank account in your
wife's name if you are going to do
nnv widespread trusting." - Chicago
RINCDAL IN MINN
Cow. Eberttartft and P. M. RinodaL
Gov. Eberhardt and P. M. Ringdal.
Governor Eberhardt annd P. M. Ring
dal. respectively, are the republican
and democratic nominees for governor
cf Minnesota. Eberhardt is serving
his first term as governor and is a Taft
man. Ringdal is a marble cutter and
has been mere or less in ptblic life
s:nce 1S91, when he was elected to the
j Hinnesoia tat senate.
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Mr 9VTCAT ft. fit IT
gOME persons are so unlucky that
they always get the seat in the car
next to the large lady who has been
' It is hard to make some people un
derstand that what is yours isn't all
their own and that things that are
disagreeable to them may be odious j
You have to show up the cocksure
fellow occasionally or there's no liv
ing with him.
Anyway, the people who ar In ,th
limelight can't have many dark se
crets. We hate to have our friends pity us
and think them hard hearted if they
Don't find fault. If you must work
off your meanness. Just get some
sharp tongued person started on the
subject you want to see ventilated.
Don't feel hurt if somebody else
does your work better than you do it
and gets your Job if you don't properly
attend to it yourself.
" Some people wouldn't be satisfied
with a chance to go to heaven unless
they were furnished with a return
Probably the chief difference be
tween being a schemer and a dreamer
Is merely one of practicability.
There 1$ no sense in being a fool,
for then you wouldn't be a fool.
Man of Blood.
Sea the mighty hunter
From the city
Coming forth to slay
Just ln play
Wild, ferocious quail.
With no salt on the tall
Of a alnsle one.
To have fun
With the plover
Over the stubble.
Over prairie chickens
While the plot thickens.
Will there be game left
When he la through?
Will each bird family be bereft
By what he will do?
Exactly. Hla plot
Sounda large, -
But when he make the chars
The birds may be elsewhere.
Feeling pretty fair.
While the owner of the
That he'll have to be paid a lot
For picking out the birdshot
From Bossy's wide ...
Oh, the city hunter.
Wild, ferocious man
That he is; his plan
Goes oft astray, '
Instead of picking the prize
lie Is in luck to get
But it is nice
To know that a few birds may generally
Be bought at-a reasonable price.
"I can prove to you the power of
mind over matter." said the professor.
"1'ou needn't bother to," said the big,
"But you may not understand it."
"Yes, I do! My wife "-elehs only
"All the world loves a lover."
"Is that so?"
"Huh! Why? Because he Is such
an easy mark!"
Not a Clear Title.
bear a good repu
tation?" "L e t tn e see
"No, I don't
"He ran for of
"The people of the law firm are no
"What makes you say so?"
"Because they all three belong to the
same college sorority."
"He doesn't know much)
"He talks if he did."
"Ob, that's Just to confuse yon
you won't find bim out"
"What are you doing for a living?"
"Is that the best you can dor''
"No; the worst-
"I am dying to go up in an airship."
"I'd sort of like to do that, too. only
I am afraid that the dying might ma
"Does your husband ever swear?"
"Wall, be shave himself."
Setting Him Right.
Sapleigh-Woald you-r-ndviii me
to er marry a beautiful girl or a
sensible girl? Hammersley I'm afraid
you'll never be able to marry either,
old man. Saplelgb Why not? Dam
mersley Weil, a beautiful girl could
do better, and a sensible ri would
know tetter. PitUUirga Press.
A Guiltless Conscience By G. B. Tarleton.
Copyrlshted. 1(12, by Associated Literary Bureau.
I was brought op on adages. An
aunt of mine was continually dinnr,
them at me. and as luck would have it
they always worked the wrong way
with me. One day when I was hesi
tating as to the date of going to a
neighboring town for a certain pur
pose she said to me, "Never put off
till tomorrow what you can do to
day." I started immediately, and while
I was gone a man came to buy of me.
a piece of property I was very anxious
to fell. 1 missed him and lost the
A favorite saying of my aunt's was.
"A guilty conscience needs no ac
cuser." I have always been a very
sensitive person with too tender a
conscience already; consequently I had
no occasion for this special adage.
Indeed. It was the source of a great
deal of trouble to me. Not that I suf
fered In any way under a guilty con
science, but I had heard so often that
a criminal ia bound to betray himself
But TH not begin with the denoue
ment of my story. I'll save that for the
end. I was engaged to be married to
Martha Ellison, a girl of very high
principle. Indeed, so noble were her
conceptions and so far as 1 knew she
lived up to them that from the
moment I became engaged to ber 1 was
In constant dread of doing something
that would appear Ignoble in her
One day while walking on the street
I saw a gold watch with a chain lylm
at my feet. I stooped nhd picked it
up. It had fallen on grass beside the
flags and was apparently uninjured.
At any rate. It was ticking merrily. 1
looked about me to see if any one
was near who might have dropped it
I saw a policeman coming with a
quick tread toward me. When he
came'np he eyed me sharply.
"There 'was a robbery committed
near here a few minutes ago," be
said. "Ilave you seen any oue sus
picious looking any one running?"
It at once occurred to me that If I
told him I had found the plundered
property or part of it I would be ar
rested for the thief. I could not put
off till tomorrow what must be done
today. In other words. I had no time
to think over what I bad best do, so
I simply replied ln the negative.
Now, I hadn't seen any one who ap
peared to have been connected with
the robbery, and I possessed a perfect
ly clenr conscience. I hud In uiy pos
session what was doubtless property
that had been taken by the robber ln
question and either dropped or. thrown
away to avoid being caught with it on
his person. Moreover, I was ready
and willing to turn It over to either
the owner or the authorities. But why
should I stand In the position of the
person who had likely considered that
It was necessary to get rid of it?
Unquestionably I should have hand
ed out the watch and chain to the po
liceman and told him that I hud found
them. If I could have put off my de
cision in the matter for even a few
minutes probably I would have done
this. But . I couldn't put it off. And
here is where that ad nee la lame. It
takes no more account of cases where
we can't put off doing things than of
those in which we should put off do
I told the policeman that I had seen
no one who looked like a robber, but
said nothing about the watch and
chain. As I have already said, my
conscience' was clear, but 1 have no
doubt I looked like a thief. It dldu't
matter that I intended to give up tho
property when I could do so without
Incriminating myself. I had stolen
goods ln my possession, and a police
man was looking at me suspiciously.
He seemed In doubt whether ho
should bold on to me or let mo go.
Possibly it was tny respectable ap
pearance that decided him to do the
latter. But he hud gone on only a
few steps lefore he culled to me and
asked me my name and where I lived
I gave him both correctly, and be did
not delay me further.
My not bavin;; produced the stolen
property at once complicated the case
for me very much. It occurred lo me
that I should handle the matter de
liberately before coming to a decis
ion as to what to do next If 1 should
po home I might not have an oppor
tunity to think the matter out. I
might be sent for by the police either
for a wftneKS or on suspicion. I dread
ed being questioned further before
having laid down the course I should
pursue. . I concluded to go to my
fiancee, tell her of the situation and
talk the matter over wiih her.
On the way I fell to thl.iklng that
my course thus far bad not been such
as to challenge admiration, indeed. 1
realized that I should have had the
con rase to tell the policeman 1 had
found a wntch and chain. I know Unit
Martha was Just the kind of a girl
to blame me for not bavin? dor.e
this. The consequence v,-as that when
I railed on her at an r .iusunl hour It
was 11 o'clock in tr.e ruornin-and
Interrupted her ln some work she was
doing and she did not eem especially
pleased to see me. my courage oozed
out Instead of coming rlsht oit with
the matter In hand 1 stammered a
trumped up exeuw for tny coming.
She said coldly tt.-.t the reason I gave
was not sufficient for my calling upon
ber when she was not presentable; be
sides, she was sorry to say that my
demeanor warranted her ln believing
that it was not the real reawon.
When I had got matters between her
and me In the worst possible fix I told
her the whole story. As 1 supposed
she would do. she deprecated my not
havinc turned over the nroin-rtv at
once; an(J advised me to go to a police
station and do so.
While talking with ber I sat tn a bay
window from which 1 could Hee np
the street for some distance. Martha
had hardly made this recommcnd.t
j yon when I saw the policeman I hnd
i met approaching with auUiur o&car
whose rnlform denoted a higher rank.
"There he conies now." 1 exclaimed,
"lie doubtless changed his mind about
letting me go. followed me and having
marked the house I entered, went to
police headquarters and reported me
as a suspicious character. And now
be is brinsinir an insjiector here to ex
amine me, if not to arrest me. I shall
be found with the goods on me."
It was now Martha's turn to show
her strength of character, but to my
surprise the suddenness with which she
was called upon to do so threw her off
her balance. SGe seemed quite unable
to tell me what to do.
"It won't do for me to be found with
the property on me," I said quickly.
"Can't yon hide it for tnr
"Suppose they search the bouse V
"It won't matter to you. They will
bold me to be the thief, since 1 was
seen ln the neighborhood of tho rob
bery Immediately after it occurred."
"But I shall be considered as harbor
ing a criminal, and that would mean
that I was iu league with you."
It's mighty easy to be a hero oa pa
per, but when it comes to putting It in
practice It's a different matter. Mar
tha's strength of character didn't pan
out at being brought face to face with
the real thing.
"You're not inclined to be very self
sacrificing. I'm disappointed," I said.
"Disappointed: It's I who should be
disappointed. If yon bad had the man
liness to hand out the property In tha
first place you wouldn't have got into
such a fix."
"I'd have had to spend some time ln
Jail and prove that I wasn't a robber."
By this time the officers were within
a few yards of the house. Martha and
I stood waiting for the blow to fall and
In another moment heard the doorbell
"It's nil up with me," I said.
Martha also bad become demoralized.
Bhe placed mo in a closet the door of
which was closed with a portiere, then
went to nnswer the summons. I heard
a man's voice ask if I were in tho
house, calling me by name. Martha,
whose hi ah principled nature I had al
ways admired and stood ln awe of, de
nied that I wns in the house, thereby
uttering a deliberate falsehood.
"Well, miss." I beurd the man say,
"he told this patrolman where he lived,
but he was seen to come here." My
legs trembled and my teeth chattered.
"We must find hliu. He was seen
walking today near where a robbery
was committed, aud a lady looking out
through a window saw him pick up a
watch aud chain. The robber has bevn
arrested, and the geutleman that was
robbed would like to get his property.
He's willing to pay a liberal reward."
There was silence for a few mo
ments, which whs broken by Martha,
who said thut she would send me word
immediately and If I had the valuables
she did uot doubt that I would return
them at once. Willi that the police
man withdrew, and i heard the door
closed. As Miirtliii relumed to ttvj
room I Ktepped out of the. closet V e
looked at each other, both drawing a
sigh of relief.
"Martha," I said. "I thank you very
much for the He."
"1 don't think." she retorted, "that
you liuve shown either good seuse or
"ltuther I have shown that I labor
under au excess of conscience."
"Andi I labor uuder an abnormal
"We've made a mountain out of a
molehill, haven't we?"
I saw that she was relieved at the
outcome, nud I knew that I was. 1
kissed her. and it was all over.
As soon us I felt assured that I
could leave the house without the offi
cers seeing me 1 stepped boldly out and
went to the nearest police office, where
I delivered the stolen goods. The man
at the desk didn't ask why I hadn't re
turned them before. He doubtless sup
posed I had intended to keep them, but
since I bnd beeu seeu to pick them up
thut was impossible. 1 was making a
virtue of reciprocity.
"I will see that you get the rewnrd,"
be said. "The owner of the wntch will
send it to you or leave it here. The
wntch is ti:)t only a valuable chronome
ter, but belonged to the mother of the
gentleuinn who wns nAibed. Ha has
offered $."0 for Its return."
"I don't wish nny reword," I .rx!d
with offended dignity. "I'm a gentl
mrin and consider myself as such obllg.
ed to return anything I find provided I
know the owner."
He looked up at me with surprise In
fu't. with Incredulity.
"Wlutt's tile game?" he asked.
"No g:ime ut all. Why do you think
I'm playing a game?"
"Why didn't you return the watch
without trying to get away with It'r"
I made no reply, but, turning, left
Not having come out of the aff.'ilr
with any great eclat I Illustrated an
id:ige. "Misery loves company," by re
joicing tlj.it Martha also bad not
shown thut rigid regard for principle
for which ghe was noted. We were
married soon after, tnd ours Is the
only eoe 1 have ever known of lovers
who were married neither belog heroic
to the other.
Sept. 27 in American
1SU-Kilphiicl -iiilne. uoteil t'otlfiMl
enite naval oilicer. co!r.mni;dr of
the cruller Alabama, born In Mary
land; died' 1S77.
lST.fV-W. ft Maen. noted Federal sol
dier In the civil war ntid later ills
tinguislied in the slgt;:il service,
born: dtl 177.
1870-General lira x ton Bragg, noted lo
the Mexican war and as a Cotifed
err.fe urrriy commander, died: born
10'-A gtilf Ktorm spread bavoc at
i'eiiiutola aal Mobile.