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niE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1912.
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Monday, October 7, 1912.
Tf mu rmm le Jnnt who ta mat
freei aad bo man vbo has to show
favors oas;ht to uailertake the sol
emn rrapoBalbllHy of coveremeat
la any raak ar post whatever, least
f all he the supreme post of presi
dent af the 1 alted states.
Ta be free Is aof necessarily to be
srlne. Bat wisdom comes with eoaa
ael, with the freak aad free rou
fereaea af aatrammeled mrm Bnlted
Ib the feami Interest. Should I
ha aatmated with the arrest me
af president, I weald seek counsel
wherever It eonld be had npaa free
terms, i Wood row Wllsoa.
Win with Wilson.
Once more they are balking in the
Boss Film's favorite piny:
and Tatd For."
It costs a heap of rroney to battle
for the Ixird at Armag'dlon.
"Onward Christian Soldiers" cost
Bill Flinn IHl.Ooo, and he seems to
The first day of registration prcpara- j
tory to the general election occurs one j
wenk from tomorrow.
Of course the big flnnnclers made
big campaign contributions to Roose
velt and Taft for their health.
Have you asked Charlie Srarle
whether he is for Taft or Roosevelt
for president? Ask him.
"Thui shalt not stpal." California
and South Dakota republicans would
like to know who got their ticket.
Those Marshalls are winners The I
citizens of four counties In Illinois will ;
vote for two of them Nov. S Thomas
R. Marshall for vice president and C.
B. Marshall for circuit Judj;e.
The Qulncy Journal rays that I Hi
nois needs men 1 1 K- Clyde II. Taveti
r.er In congress. The people of thia
district realize this and are going to j
elect him. Warren County Democrat, j
Dons Governor Dcnron really imag
ine that the p0!1' f Illinois want any
more of the "circus'- and general
"rough house" that has lit en put on
during the clxht years of his two ad
mlnistiations? If the Greeks appreciate a gjkl
thing as do most of the rest of us,
there will be many of thefh who will
not return to their nntive country to 1
f.ght Turkey. They are doing pretty
well in the I'nlted States.
Dr. Harvey V.'. Wiley Is a sincere
man who bas had experience with both
Taft and Roosevelt, and he la entirely
sure that the country should pass up
both of them in selecting its president,
and should choose Whscn. He was oi
the Job and close to the two admin
istrations, and is in a position to
who i,u:i? v
I know we will not receive half
as much u we d!J in l!oo and lSyG."
From Roosevelt's Letter to Shel
don In 1904.
"The Repubiictn National Commit
tee received $2.19$.i00 in 184. of
of which 73 per cent was contributed
by the corporations." Rep. Treasurer
WHAT IT COST TO BEAT HRVA.V.
Cornelius N. Bliss" son told the sen
ate Investigating committee that In
tha lSo oampalgn the receipts of the
eastern committee were $2,990,030 and
of the Mtern committee $460,000. a
total of $$,450,000.
In 300 the receipts were "a trifle
lar than $3,000,000.
In 1S08 the receipts were $2,193,000. !
Theaa totals include only the money
candled by Mr. Bliss a treasurer of
the republican national committer, and
they do not Include the other millions
of dollars colk-cted by the state, con
fcreselonal and county committee.
It was the power of these millions 1
fthat defeated Mr. Bryan for president.'
THR JCDICI AL BETCRX8.
Incomplete returns from Saturday's
primary election for the selection of
" - -.- x u
vacancy caused by the death of Judge
Y. H. Gest, indicate the nomination of
Charles B. Marshall by the democrats
rnd R. B. Olmsted, although there ap
pear many precincts from Henry coun-
! ty yet to hear from.
Where three such admirable candi
dates as appeared were presented by
the democrats no mistake could have
been made in the nomination, and it is
gratifying to know that during the
canvass the most cordial relations ex
isted among the three candidates.
There was no feeling among the dem
ocratic candidates. It was a friendly
contest in which each of the candi
dates had only good words to say of)
On the republican side, the nominee.
County Judge Olmsted finds himself
peculiarly handicapped. The same ob
jection that applied to Judge Grier in
the recent supreme court election and
which cut no small figure in his de
feat in the counties of his own circuit,
obtaining. Judge Olmsted is striving
to gain a higher office at the expense
of the people, while holding on to the
office he now enjoys. Should he be
elected an expense of $6,000 to the ter than to talk that way to' a young
people of Rock Island county would j busin?S8 woman-ven though the
be involved in the special primary and I
election to choose his successor a9 young business woman had an innocent
county judge. : cast of countenance.
To Rock Island county In Its pres-I " "M to be conducted like a
cnt financial condition this would be business." he went on. "and when the
culte an item of expense for the mere Parties to it find they can t get along
gratification of one man's ambition. 1 comfortably, for any reason, or sim
Furthermore, it is extremely doubtful P wisn t0 eever relations, they should
if Judge Olmsted measures up to the nave tne rlent t0 -ult without going
qualifications of his opponent for the through all this divorce folderol.
office, so It is difficult to see where the j "I believe In trial marriage. It's the
"people would get off." in assessing only sensible thing. This Idea of be
themselves the cost of electing him. ; ing hitched for life is the very thing
1 The extremelv light vote cast indi-tbat
crtes that the people are not partieu-'
lir about primary elections, which are
rather expensive luxuries under such
MILLIONS TO BOOST ROOSRVFLT
It was shown last week in the lnves
1 tlsation of campaign expenses in pres
idential campaigns past, by the sworn
! statement of Pierpont Morgan that he
' had given $180,000 for the success of
republican presidential tickets in two
national campaigns. Of this amount
h - had contributed $150,000 to the re
publican n.itionul ticket in 1904, when
lit osevelt was a candidate and $30,000
to Tart's election in 1908. In fact here
id just what Mr. Morgan said on the
"I contributed $100,000 Oct. 24 and;
$00,000 Nov. 1 to the republican na- j
tional campaign of 1004. I have no!
(hunt the $50,000 was part of the Har-j
riman $250,000 contribution.
"I do not think there was any limit;
j jpjujj tney (republican national com-1
mjttee) would take anything they j
cou;(j RPt. I
"I gave $30,000 in the campaign of j
And these are the facts brought out j
by Theodore Roosevelt's own testi-!
lie called Morgan in to ask his ad-j
vice on financial matters. I
Me entertained Archbold at lunch at ;
He consulted with E. IT. Harriman,
1'iit ir.siFts lie did not discuss cam-:
Ho and Harriman were very good j
friends; he invited him to call several
He know of the $100,000 donation by ;
And yet be is parading to the tun? i
of "O nvrrd. Christian Soldiers." ba?t
lirjr for the Lord, as the ihamrien of
the rights of the people.
Take another glance at the figures. .
OF VITAL STATISTICS
V4 - : .
'. Compuory birth
registration !a everv c:tv
i village of the Vnited States as the
! first and foremost measure necessary
! for tbe prevention of infant mortality
: was advocated by many speakers' at
iku atm.iiuu lur iiie aiuaj- ana rr
i 'tf -v-t-.v -e.n.
J s f K
I - - - M
t A ev-vo
Miss Julia C. Lsthrcs and Or. Cressy
.m &f-izr US
SOME DIFFERENCE, HEALLT-
"Marriage Is only a business," said
the man w-ho ought to hare known bet-
makes a man want to cut loose.
Anyway, it isn't fair. Suppose he finds I
he's made a mistake? He ought to j
be at liberty to remedy it in marriage
i just as in every other walk of life
"Anyway, just because a minister or
a justice of the peace says a few words
over a man and a woman, it doesn't
make a real marriage. When a man
and a woman love each other It is
as real a marriage as any that's bless-
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
(Spo. ial Correspondence of The Argus.)
P.ock Island, Oct. 7. Will England
abandon its "free trade," or tariff for
revenue policy, for
(J'i other brilliant
' - merit nave spent i
five busy vears en-
deavoring to secure
which amounts tb
protection. So far
have been un-!
the masses that j In 129. according to Siencer W'al
h i g h protection Pte. the historian, "labor was so cheap
would be benefi-, ,Rat men were employed to do the
cial. The English ! work of horses and oxen. In Sussex
workingmaa, like i tne laborers were employed at 5 and
the American, is ! 8 cents a day."
always anxious to ! In 1S". according to Walpole, "one-
impioc his condi
tion, but he is
which Mr. Chamberlain tacitly admits,
will follow. high protection.
Looking to the Tinted States, the
unionist free trader is told that the in
dustries which receive the greatest
amount of protection, such as the steel
and cotton manufacturers, pay lower j
the indiiftries v.hich re -
ceive no protection at
Looking to Germany, Franre and It-
1 1 Vi Rrltichii,. uea tltijf biia I! cP
V1,C ,...,1.... .,.-v ..D -
averages, uuuer irte iia'Jt, iruui uue- i
fourth to one-half more than that of j
the workingnian of the hih protection
countries. Foodstuffs, wear'ng apparel
ai.d rents, too. are cheaper in Euglaud
than in any country in Europe.
' the Triton that under high protection
the "kartell," or trusts, are becoming
almost as efficient price-boobters
( American trusts.
mihij ir i in-. i;r..
These are tome of the reasons why
that, while for a time Joseph Cham
berlain appeared to be making head-
: way, his cause now seems doomed. It
is practically cor.ain that for many,
j many years to come, cr until some en-
couraging reports come from high pro-
tecuon countries of Europe. England
j will remain content with free trade.
' Protection was at one time a part
of the fiscal system of England. This
( country has not yet forgotten the con -
; uiuuuo wuitu iirevaueu prior 10 toe j enue came into existence, England be
j repeal of the corn law in 1S4G, under i pan to prosper. From a nation of;
j the lead of Sir Robert Peel. j starving people. It was not long in !
i A review of the conditions in Brit-J capturing the commerce of the world, j
ivention of Infant Mortality, which hasttrol of mldwlves, with or without
just ben held in this city. Eminent ; view to their possible abolition.
nhvlrlnna unit snelnl VflrL-ori frnm nil !
, sections of the country were in at
tendance. They .were in agreement
; u on this.
"I am sure I am
not in error," de-
, clared Dr. Cressy L. Wilbur of Wash
; ington, prestdent of the association.
, "when I place first and foremost
among the measures absolutely neces
;sary for the prevention of infant mor
itality. and of all ages, the complete
and thorough registration of vital sta
tistics." "We can get compulsory birth reg
istration in tnis country in a 12-month
if the women demand it," declared Miss
I Julia C. Lathrcp. director of the fed
'eral children's bureau at Washington,
i D. C.
Six suggestions, summarizing meas
ures he considered most important to
the success cf the work were present-1
d by Dr. Wilbur. These were:
-Thorough reglstratioin of vital sta-
tistUs. maternal nursing of babies, pas-
teurization of all milk, enforcement cf
standard rules for control of milk, full
publicity rfcardins milk sunDlies. bet-
, uis ocsieixici, instruction ana con -
ed by a minister or sanctioned by the
law. When they stop loving each oth
er the marriage should be at an end.
Of course the present divorce system
just about accomplishes that, but It's
an inconvenience to have to go to court
about it and go through all the neces
"To come right down to facts, as I
said at first, marriage as it Is conduct
ed today is nothing but a business.
You've got to buy a license and fee
the justice or the priest. That's the
only difference between a legal mar
riage and the love or trial marriage
entered into without the law's aid."
"I see two other differences," opined
the young business woman, who had
been getting madder and madder as
the monologue progressed.
"And what may they be?" inquired
the man who is enjoying his fourth
wife, by the way, and is already tired
"Dower right and alimony," snapped
the young business woman,
a a a
"The kiddles do eay the quaintest
things sometimes," said the teacher
of a kindergarten class in one of the
"They hear words and expressions
that are brand new to them, and they
try to use them in their speech, but
sometimes they get woefully mixed,
"Yesterday I had a good deal of writ
ing to do, making out my reports. It
kept me pretty busy and, as soon as
school was dismissed, I went back to
my desk to finish.
"I was digging away, when one of
the little girls, who had lingered be
hind, came sidling up to me.
"She stood regarding me for a few
minutes, then remarked, in sympathet
"T hope I see you tired, teacher!'"
ain under protection, such as have
been recalled to the minds of the work
ingmen here by the Chamberlain move
ment for a return to that system, ex
plains why Mr. Chamberlain has been
unable to secure the complete confi
dence of thu people for his plan. The
following references all refer to the
period when Great Britain was under
the Edinburgh Review
"It is universally admitted that a
falling off in the foreign demand for
British manufacture is the immediate
cause of the present want of employ-
ment. In Lancashire the weavers are
nearly destitute cf fuel and clothes."
seventh of the population of IJver
pool and one-tenth of the population of
Manchester lived in cellars."
Of 1841, Mr. Macaulay says: "So
visible was the misery of the manu
facturing towns that a man of sersv
bility could hardly bear to ftiass
through them. Everywhere he found
filth an.j nakedness and plaintive
voit,cs ni wasted forms and haggard
i.x4, accoruing to Harriet .iar-
tineau, the distress had now so deep
ened in the manufacturing districts as
render it clearly inevitable that
many must die."
In 1843 Sir Robert Peel wrote: "We I
are on the brink cf convulsion."
Of 1S41 Mrs. John Mills wrote:
I I he hardly earned Hour, often so
j bad, so rotten, that when put into the
, v,m iu Liar.tr, it buuu cHiiie tuicK ana
warm trickling on to the hearth, was
prabbed by little hands and eaten in a
! trice, with father and mother standinc
by, hungry, helpless, and heart-bro-
i ken "
MKAMXG OF PHOTECTIIIX.
In 1844, Daniel O'ConneiJ said at
Convent Garden theatre: "What is
the meaning of protection? Protection
means an additional sixpence for each
loal; that is the Irish of it. The real
meaning of protection is robbery of
j the p0or by the rich "
Historians practically agree that a
revolution was near at hand when in
! 1S46 the corn law or protection was
1 repealed. From the day tariff for rev-
Des Moines Has $100,000 Fire.
Des Moines, Iowa, Oct. 7. Fire yes
terday destroyed the car repair shops '
ot tne I8 Moines City Railway com- j
pany, causing a loss of $10,000. Two
firemen were injured. The Insurance
A Gentle Reminder.
Neighbor Hello, Jentlns! Flow are
you? Haven't seen you la the garden
for quite a time, and you never come
and see tbe wife and me now. Why
b It? Jenkins-Well, the fact to. old
chap, that It's not through 111 will or
bad feeling or anything like that, yol
know; only you SDd Mrs. Posh more
have borrowed so many things from
me that when I see' your place It
makes me feel quite homesick. Lon
Art and Science.
"What a Leauriful picture of an an
gel!" said the lady who was visiting
the art gallery.
"Yes." replied the aviation enthu
siast, "but between you and me those
Br WrCAJt ft. SM1TM
T TOOK my little hopeful
And sat him on my knee
And tried to set the six-year-old
To take advice from ma.
"I want you," I said softly.
"Always to be polite.
And with the rude and naughty boys
Tou must not scrap and fight.
"With others do not quarrel
And do not In your play
Get angry with another boy
Who wants to have his way-.
Give in without protesting.
For you will always And
That lasting friendships you will win
By being true and kind.
"Thus by your good example
The other boys will sea
That It la better to be good
And with their mates agree.
Should one be so forgetful
As to be rude or rough
Turn on your heel and go away
And he'll feel bad enough."
Twas thus the lesson ended.
And then I asked him. "Now.
What would you do If some rude boy
Should try to pick a row?"
He thought about a minute.
Then answered plain and clear:
"I'll tell you If you want to know.
I'd biff him on the earl"
"Well, John, have you made np yonr
mind how you are going to vote this
"No, sir; I haven't"
"Why not? It's about time."
"Well, I don't know. When I read
about the candidates In their party pa
pers I want to vote for all of them, but
when I read about them In the opposi
tion papers I don't see how I as a
Christian man can vote for any of
In Good Appetite.
"Ma, I hear we're threatened with a
"That is what they say."
"But we don't eat coal."
"No, but the furnace does."
"Why does a woman always bate so
to tell her age?"
"Don't you know?"
"It Is the way she proves that she
can keep a secret."
Nice, but Inexpensive.
"Did your wife remember you on
"What did she give you?"
"Well, she didn't give me a curtain
Which Was Right?
"Tou must be crazy."
"1 certainly do."
"All crazy men think that of men
who are nor."
He Is Willing.
"Are you willing your wife should
have a vote. Bill?"
"Sure, provided she quits trying to
Some Other Day.
We very often hear nbout
A place where tlsh are biting,
Discovering when wa (to out
It's not at present writing.
When a man snatches victory from
defeat be snonld be given a Carnegie
medal for a daring rescue of a fair
' A woman will suffer almost as uincb
for the sake of fashion as she will for
the sake of a bargain. i
Domestic rirtnes may possess more
solid worth tbun bexuty or good clothes.
j but they won't land half as many auto
Th man who wants to marry a wo
man just like mother usually balks at
being a replica of his father-in-law.
When both mothers-in-law descend
upon a household simultaneously har
mony Is a condition that Tbe Hague
tribunal wonld scare at.
In the old days when a girl rejected
a man be went west; now be goes Into
When a man flies to the aid of bla
party these days It is bard to predict
whetber.be will land In tbe governor's
cbalr or In the penitentiary.
Don't g-et sore on your Job. Think of
the man who bas to round np tbe
voters and tally them.
Never bet on a sure thing,
thereby lost their carfare.
Let your bos run bis own job as
long as be Is drawing the salary for It
"De meetln' bad to disband very sud
den." "Did you make the motion to ad
journ?" "I did"
"How did you do itr
"I made a motion like I was reachln'
j fob a razor." Pittsburgh Press.
A Gentleman Burglar By Mary 0. Blackiston.
Copyrighted. 111. by Associated Literary Bureau.
"Do you ever run across criminals
who are masquerading as gentlemen?"
I asked my friend Stlgers, an old and
"We run across I criminals of all
grades. The common jailbird, of
course, hasn't the education and re
finement to mingle with gentlemen and
ladles, but there are refiued criminals,
you know. Then there are valets and
ladles' maids of good personal appear
ance who have the faculty of copying
their masters and mistresses, who take
advantage of this ability for the pur
pose of victimizing persons. I bad one
case wherein a common thief played
the part of a gentleman, but he had
been born a gentleman."
"Tell me about him. I am always in
terested in these cases of criminals
passing under false colors."
"In the autumn of 1S9 I was sent
to tbe residence of a Mr. Bradford,"
said Stlgers, "that had been burglar
ized by one of those romantic fellows
who leave notes on tbe dressing cases
from which they have taken the jewels
and otherwise Indicate that they have
been reading stories of the highway
men of a couple of centuries ago. The
robber had not only written a note, but
had written It In rime and very
cleverly, signing his effusion with the
name of Haudy Andy.
"What I was sent to the house for
was to see if the fellow hud left any
clew. I found nothing but the Jingle
he had written, and since I had no
other specimen of his handwriting it
was valueless. But I preserved it, of
course, trusting that the time might
come when it would furnish a clew. It
was not long before 1 got another
specimen, for another house In the
same neighborhood as the first was en
tered and another poetical effusion left
on a sideboard on which the burglar
had eaten a buffet supper, washed
down with a glass of wine.
"Handy Andy went through a num
ber of houses, most of them In the
same locnllty, usually leaving his com
pliments to the persons he robbed.
His handwriting and grammar indi
cated that he had been educated, and
the manner in which he expressed
himself smacked of the gentleman.
One of his notes In rime was inclos
ed In quotation marks. I showed It
to a number of persons with a view
to finding out who was the author. I
was advised to hunt for It in a diction
ary of quotations. I got no satisfac
tion till I referred It to a professor of
English literature in the univer-
I slty, who showed me the lines In a
' poem of Alexander Pope. This led
! me to believe that Handy Andy was a
' Bcholar who had become run down
and, beins f.'iniUiir with the deeds of
Jock Rlipppnnl mid slmlliir characters
famous in English history, had taken
I to imitating them.
"One of the escapades of the rascal
was to attend a social function given
at the time. After the guests had de
parted one of the young ladles of the
family found on n pincushion in ber
room a card from Handy Andy, on
which he had written:
"Thanlta for your enjoyable entertain
ment. 1 found the supper delirious, the
wine excellent and enjoyed chats with
three different Bursts very much, espe
cially lilshop li.
"The lady's Jewels were gone. Bish
op B. had been one of the guests. He
was asked to recall those he bad talk
ed with during Ihe evening, but had
spoken with so many that no Informa
tion of value was elicited from him.
"These crooks who work In a certain
locality don't keep It up very long,
and I was anxious to nab this one be
fore he left the field. About ten days
after his chat with the bishop cards
were sent out for a fashionable wed
ding. It occurred to me that nandy
Andy's success in attending one func
tion might lead to his going to anoth
er, and it wns quite possible he would
drop In nt the wedding wilh a view to
helping himself t soini of the gifts.
I concluded to go myself.
"The wedding took place In a church
at 8 o'clock In the evening, and the
guests were Invited to the bouse at
9. I chose half paRt I) for my appear
ance, when the guests had all assem
bled and before they had begun to
depnrt. I found n'throng. as I had ex
pected, and the wedding presents laid
out ou a table in a room crowded with
guests examining them. It occurred to
me that there was a fine opVortunlty
for any light fingered person to purloin
some of tbe smaller gifts, which were
at the same time the most valuable. If
Handy Andy was not there he was
Tery neglectful of bis interests. I spent
some time In the room, watching everj
one within range of my eyes, but saw
nothing to excite the least suspicion.
"Proceeding to a room at one end of
which the bride and groom were re
ceiving their guests. I stood examining
tbe physiognomies of different persons
passing me. Two men stood near me
chatting. One wns a light haired roan
of about thirty, with glasses and a
slight Irish brogue. The other was a
tall, spare man with mutton chop
" 'I've often leen In Iondon. sr.id
the latter, 'but have never got out tn
Oxford. I've always been abroad In
The summer, and tbat's tbe vacation
season, you know.'
" "I remain there usually in summer.'
said the other. The next time you
come over run out and see me. I'll be
very glnd to show you tbe college.'
"'Thanks. It would be Interesting
to be shown through tbem by one of
"I had listened to a few minutes of
conversation between them, when two
ladies came along and stopied, before
them, one of tbe ladies Introducing the
other to tbe Oxford professor, the spare
man bowing himself away. I remained
to listen to what the professor had to
say, and I confess hi conversation was
charming. He had Junt run over to
have a look at America and had found
It so Interesting that he had overstayed
his leave. He should be lecturing at
bis college instead of attending social
functions beyond the Atlantic.
"What it was that connected the pro
fessor in my mind with a burglar I
can't imagine. Trifles do at times turn
our thoughts, and I have fancied since
that it might have been Handy Andy's
clever verse, and more especially his
having quoted an English poet who is
seldom read except by scholars. Nev
ertheless the connection once made
took root immediately. True. It was
very remote, and I had no Idea that
there was anything in It. but I con
tinued to keep tbe professor within
"One thing about him that caught
my professional eye waa that he seem
ed to be uneasy and did not appear
inclined to linger long with any one
person or persons. He was helped in
this by being favored with a number
of introductions. After a brief con
versation which all strove to turn npon
his university he would make some ex
cuse to pass on. Finally, taking out a
handsome gold watch and glancing at
the time, he said he must lie going.
"I followed him upstairs and Into
the men's dressing room. Taking up
an overcoat, he drew a cigarette case
from a pocket, but instead of putting
on the coat lighted a cigarette, took a
few puffs, then threw it into an ash
"There were several men in the
dressing room besides me and the pro
fessor, and I took enre to busy myself,
pretending to hunt for my own coat
and hat, not letting him sec that I waa
watching hlin. As soon as he had
ceased to smoke he went downstairs.
I followed him and saw him pass
through several rooms till he reached
the one where the gifts were displayed.
"He went about among a large num
ber of persons, looking at the valu
ables, occasionally taking up some one
of them for a nearer view. I noticed
that those he took up were of small
bulk. Presently lie carried a brooch
set with diamonds to a lamp on a table
set In a corner of tbe room and with
his back to tbe others present held It
up to the light. After a close Inspec
tion he turned. In his hand waa a
plain gold bracelet, but no brooch. Re
turning to the table from which he
had taken tbe brooch, he laid the brace
let on tbe table. By thin I Inferred
that he had dropped the former in his
"Whether he was an Oxford professor
or Handy Andy 1 did not know, but
one thing I knew he waa a thief.
"You may think that to take the
man In was a very simple matter. On
the contrary, the situation for me was
delicate. I had come into tbe bouse
without an invitation and was not
known. Suppose I arrested the man.
I would make a disturbance, he might
get rid of his plunder, and In case he
was what he purported to be where
would I be? Besides. I had but little
time. Wedding receptions are usually
short lived, and my quarry might go
away at nny moment. The problem of
taking blm iu with stolen property ou
him was as ditllcult as bis discovery.
"I kept my eye on him and saw blm
leave the room, and I wns confident
he had with blm his souvenir of tho
occasion. I followed him and. accost
ing blm. said:
" 'Professor, 1 should like to ask you
a few questions about Oxford. I have
a son who desires to take a course
"He looked at me like ou who
" 'I overheard you awhile ago talk
ing about Oxford. That is how I
know who you are. I added.
" should be happy to give yon any
Information alMiut the university.' be
said, 'and especially about my college,
Brusenose. but unfortunately 1 am
" 'So am I," I replied. 'We'll go to
gether.' "He seemed to prefer going In my
company to remaining mid evidently
did not susppet me. We went up
stairs for our lints nod coats, then out
on to the street. I began my ques
tions nliout the University of Oxford
and continued theiu till we passed a
policeman. Then, throwing open my
coat and displaying a badge and call
ing to the cop for assistance. I clap
ped a pair of handcuffs on the pro
"Wall, he turned out to be naodf
Andy, and Handy Andy turned out to
be the black hcep of a respectable
Irish family living In Dublin. He had
been a student at Oxford and had been
quite prominent as such, but was
caught In some disgraceful act and
sent to America by hi family, where
he took to confidence work and later
to burglary. He was sent up for ten
yearn, but nerved only two. since be
died of a disease contracted before be
went to prison. For a common bur
glar he was the liext educated man I
ever had anything to do with. In
deed. It wan his education that betray
ed him. Had he not quoted a British
poet I might not have associated the
Oxford professor with nandy Andy.
Oct. 7 in American
17T7 Battle of Stillwater. N. Y. (sec
ond affair at (Semis Height, near
Saratoga l. The British, a second
time defeated, fell back to Kara
toga. 1S43 Edgar Allan Poe. poet and au
thor, died tn Baltimore: born 18D0.
1871 Beginning of the SWTi.OOO.OOO fire
which ultaost destroyed Cbleago.
18&4 Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes died;
born 1809. Andrew G. Cnrtin,
"war governor" of Pennsylvania,
died; born 1S17.
1S9.V-William Wet more Story, dlstin
gulxbed sculptor and poet, died;