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THE ROCK ISLIAXD ARGUS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1912.
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Monday, October 14, 1912.
T.rt. rente, .hold beKt. with the : eBf8 of the Fourteenth congressional ; m&n- n of eooi appear-
M-bmaie. which b.T, -n mo.i obvt. I district will be ably served in Wash-! nce- She'd stand at her back or front
oo.iy umra to km cornet it i. aod to ington Qur repTjrt9 at headquarters door ome kind of a shapeless wrap
raise pnrrm i the i nitrd m.ic, arbi- , are that tn,g diBtrict wI11 keep ln the I Per perhaps a gingham apron
traruy ad without regard to the prtrr ( rppubilcan coiUmn and Searle will go tied "-boit waist. Her hair would
irtaiBima; elsewhere tm the market. f : to Washington with the usual repub- j be uncombed, and, I suspect, her face
the world i ad it should, before it I. ican majority." Of course the "in-1 unwashed. On her feet were 'sneak
flai.hed or intermitted, be este.ded to tPreBts" would be "ably served" injer8.' i 'hich she flip-flapped about,
every item tm erery .rhrdnie which af-; Washington by the election of the re-' As often as not, her hom attire was
ford, aay opportunity for monopoly, for : publican ticket from Taft down, but ! 001 ven clean. In fact, any thing was
epeeial advaatace to limited arroap. of ,
tteneflelaiiea, or for subsidised control
of aay hlad la the markets or the en
terprises of the entm)r; nstll special
favora of every sirt shall hae been ah
selntely withdrawn and every part of
oor laws of taxation absll have been
transformed from a system of arovern
mental natronssje Into a system of Just
and rensminhle rkamni wbli-h absll fall
where they win create the least burden. Fj.oke at the Illinois theatre this after
Whew we abaii bur done that, we can i noon and by Hon. Champ Clark, speak
s ejoentions of revenue nnd of husi- er of the national house of representa
eae adjustment in a new spirit and 1 tives, who will deliver an address at
with Hear minds. e shell then he 1 the Illinois tonight at 8 o'clock,
partners with aji the buaiaeas men of Iewis and Lucey are among the
the country, aad a day of freer, more ' foremost Of Illinois democrats, while
stable prosperity shall haie dswned. Champ Clark is one Of the most popu-
Wiejnit Vt IImmi.
Win with Wilson.
Hear Champ Clark tonight.
A Roosevelt refutation: Letter, Mar, '
- Why doesn't Son-in-law Lonf?worth
Mr. Taft claltis 290 electoral votes.
JIls mind must b wandering.
Though far from Thankftgivliig, Eu
rope hopes for u piece of Turkey.
About time for Roosevelt to put his
former friend, (iov. rnor Dudley, i:i
the Ar.aiiUa club. too.
For every bit of b ackguardism and
misrepresentation that Koosevelt lays
on Wilson the New Jersey governor
becomes the gwitier.
If anyone can think of another
Ptreet in Rook Island that ousht to be
tern up right now. It is hoj.erl he will
Hot hesitate to te'.enaone the city
The way those trust contributions
poured into Theodore's hand without !
hope of reward or promise of peace j
is an object lesson for latter day cor-
If surely had to come. Governor
Deneen. who made Roosevelt's way
open to carry Illinois In the presiden
tial preference primary by calling the
lerislature to aiioi.t said law - he. too,
is ln the RiHisevelt .An;it:i.i club.
Mr. Taft's brother is a generous
contributor. He. like Morgan, donates'
liks money for the good of the people! 1
What a lot of tinseli'isa patriots those
rich contributors to the reactionary'
and bull moose third-term campaign
ers be! I
The question that is imitating the
people all over Rock Island county Is
can the tax payers of a county, al
leady heavily in di bt afford to tax
themselves ftj.i.on iti order to elevate
County Judge R. B. Olmsted to the
circuit bench ?
The voters of Illinois astree .with
.Governor Wilson Unit Roosevelt id an
"erratic cornet," and with Champ
Clark that Roosevelt "knows a little;
about more things thau any otb'er1
man." Illinois will not be in the'
"comet" column in November This
ftate will roll up a big plurality fur!
Wilson and Dunne.
Germany, contrary to popular opin
ion, is not first among the nations In
the production and consumption of
beer. According to statistics com
plied by the Action Ecouomique. the
world's production in 1?10 was 8.003.
754.765 gallons, of which amount a;
least 7,935.000,000 gallons were con
sumed. The United States output was
1,908.010.377 gallons and Germany's
J, 703.666,460 gallons.
The Ixrd's army can't campaign on
wind. Governor Hadley, ho was one ;
uf the 6even little governors who stood '
ruinally by Koosev lt. adir.i's that it '
.cost 112. C00 to get 20 of the ?6 dele-,
,fatea to the Chicago convention from j
.Missouri. There were so few in Mis-i
aourl concerned about whether the
new Moses should get the delegation
that $6,000 of the sum had to be got
from Moses' national campaign com-,
mlttee and the balance from Tom Nel-deringhaus.
In an extended and labored defense
of himself. Judge C. J. Searle contln
uer to straddle the question as to
whether he Is an elephant or a bull
ir.oose. He clings to the idea of run
ning on the same ticket with Taft and
Deneen and yet expect the support of
Roosevelt followers. Evidently Judge
Searle has not read carefully what ;
Roosevelt had to say in Chicago Sat-
urday about both Mr. Taft and Mr.
Deneen. It would be difficult to con-!
ceive of Theodore Roosevelt giving his !
endorsement to a candidate for any i
office who would be classed with Taft
Captain Walter A. Rosenfield, chair-!
man of the committee on organization !
of the republican state central com-!
rr.ittee with headquarters at the Hotel :
La Salle. Chicago, who came home to !
spend Sunday, in the course of an in-'
terview said, in a review of the polit-;
ical situation of the state, during
which he held that Taft is gaining and ;
that Deneen will be reelected: "Con-'
gresBionally, the republican nominee through city streets for a number of
from this district. Charles J. Searle, I . , ,. . .
. . ... . , years, and that is : W omen are not as
won his nomination in a fair primary. ' t . . -. v
,, . ,. . . . ' ... slovenly as they used to be.
He should be supported by the republi
cans of the district. He will be worthy ! Now- a few yeftr S0 it was a cm
ruccessor to Mcfcinnev and the inter- mon s!8bt to see a sloppy-looking wo-
vhy rub it in on Searle in particular, i
Rock Island 1b honored by the pres
ence today of Colonel James Hamll-;
ton Lewis, democratic candidate for j
Vnited States senator from Illinois !
and P. J. Lucey, democratic candidate
for attorney general of Illinois, who
lar and most admired of the party i
lraders of the nation. The candidate:
f a sreat mass of the representatives
of his party for thp presidential nomin-1
ation, he is beloved as are few mn, a
great statesman annd a grand old man.
He should have a packed bouse tonight
With the prospect of Governor
Thomas R. Marshall of Indiana, dem-
ocratic candidate for vice president'
i.nd Judge E. F. Dunne and Hon. L. B.
Stringer, nominees, respectively, for
governor and congressman-at-large,
' coming later the democrats of Rock Is
land county have reason to consider
tliat they are petting their share of
MK. DIXON AS A WITXKSS.
The following editorial ln the Ev-j
enlug Star (Independent) of Washing-!
,on- I- c- should be read by every
American citizen who loves his coun
try and wants to see justice done:
"When short on facts and the
law, abuse the other side." Such
was the advice of an old lawyer
to a young lawyer who had just
:ua'ified for the bar.
On the witness stand yester
day Senator Dixon adopted the
old lawyer's policy.
The progressive generalissimo
had probably rehearsed the part
he played. His manner and words
indicated preparation. He real
ized that he was on the eve of be
ing unmasked. The senatorial in
quisitors would want to know all
about the amount of money nec
essary for financing a movement
having its origin In the very
hearts of the plain people, and
Mr. Dixon was not perspiring to
So the wily gentleman from
Montana sought, other topics. He
insulted the committee. He abus
ed the Taft side and the Wilson
side. He sidestepped plain and
proper questions. He assumed the
role of the persecuted. He alter
nately scolded, wriggled and
backed away. By and large, he
made a spectacle of himself.
And yet, carefully as he had
prepared himself, and bold as he
was in the carrying out of his
program, he did not "get away
with if." He exposed himself
and his cause at every turn.
His dodging of questions answer
ed them disastrously to his side,
and his general truculence be
spoke the man in a corner who
could not get out.
But there was one admission
whi'-li tn'd volumes told all that
has been charged against Mr.
Roosevelt and his bunco game.
Mr. Dixon declared that when
ever hard up he went to Perkins.
Yes. Indeed. Perkins, the pluto
crat, whose wealth has come
from th- trusts. Perkins, the bus
iness expert, whose heart and
brain are still in trust employ.
Perkins, the "angel." who spreads
his wir.gs and flies in any direc
tion Mr. Roosevelt desires. Per:
kins, the capable man of affairs,
who under a third Rcosevelt ad
ministration would shape the
whole .trust policy of the govern
ment.' And has Mr. Perkirs always
responded? Mr. Dixon failed to
say. but there is no risk in as
suming that ho always has. He is
not the sort of man to put up
and then shut up. That is not
business. Mr. Perkins is engaged
in a enat gamble, and there must
be constantly ringing in his ears
at this time that old sporting ad
juration. "Nothing risked, nothing
gained " Having opened his wal
let to the cause, he will keep it
open to the end of the race.
Among Mr. Dixon's numerous
SI.OVE IS DISAPPEARING.
I have noticed one thing that is very
aignifieant to me,- said a woman who
has been traveling back and forth
considered good enough for home.
"Not only was this the case early in
the morning, but all day, and a lot of
them didn't improve for the evening
homecoming of their men folk, except
perhaps to wash their faces and may-
be do up their hair.
..n,lt t., w ,oti tn
across that sort of woman.
"The majority make a neat morning
appearance and practically all are J
freshly gowned and looking their pret
tiest, at least by the time husband is
expected home. I can ring the door-
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
'Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Cordova, 111., Oct. 12. The story of
how high protection has increased the
price of bread in Germany goes a
long way toward
the poor of the
are embracing so
cialism in con
The story is not
a long one to re
late, because it is
simply another in
stance of increas
ed tariff rates be
After it is ex
plained that the
German duty on
wheat is $2.84 a
quarter, ( 4 8 0
H. pounds), four par-
TAVENNER araphs will
; i:ce io show how the bread tax is
i plundering the German workmen
j 1. At the beginning of August, 1908,
' the Berlin workman paid for a quar-
ter of wheat $10.48. At the same time
the price of wheat per quart.er in free
' trade England was $7.84. Thus it will
be seen that the Berlin consumer paid
the English price and the amount of
the tariff. This is not all, because
tarlff beneficiaries are seldom satis- j
fed to allow the consumer to escape i
by paying simply the amount of the
tariff in excess of the price that pre-1 sufficiently to dictate occasional up
vailed previous to the advance of ward revision of the tariff on grain
rates. They invariably demand a and meat. These men are not farm
sma'.l percentage of commission in ers in the American sense of the word,
excess of the amount of the increase. I but landlords in possession of vast
phoi kctiov's futitiois VAi.tK. tracts of land that have been handed
2. In the middle of October the : down to them from past generations
Berlin consumer was forced to payi
j $10.56 for his quarter of wheat. This j
I amount represented J7.48, tha average
! English price of wheat at the time,
j the German tariff of $2.84. and a shill-
j leg extra. This chapter of the narra -
tive shows how protection puts a fic -
j titious value on an article. While
the price of wheat fell in free-trade
England, it increased in high - protec -
3. At the end of November the!
price of wheat in Berlin was $11.04, ;
which means that the Berlin consumer:
was paying tiie prevailing English ;
price of $7.72, the tariff of $2.84, and
in addition making a donation of 43
cents to the German agrarians that'creaEed duties on grain and meat the
were taking advantage of the high manufacturers of Germany, piqued at
tariff wall to hold him up. And even , being left out in the co'.d, arose in
this is not a;i. their wrath and protested that the
; 4. March 10, 1909, the Berlin eon-1 poor of Germany could not stand fur
I sumer was forced to pay $11.78 for a j ther Increases on foodstuffs. So the
i quarter of wheat. This represented ! agrarians relented and offered no op
' the prevailing English price of $8.36, ' position to revision upward on manu
' the $2.?4 tariff tax. and 58-cent steal. ' factured articles. The result was re
i In 24 of the principal wheat mar-1 vision upward all along the line.
mistakes yesterday was the as
sumption that a personal bearing
not without impressivene6s and ef
fect in a western mining camp
would equally influence a commit
tee of the t'nled States senate
sitting in dignity here at the capi
tal of the country-
Washington Monument Bent by Heat
The towering Washington monu
ment solid as It Is. c.mnot resist the
beat of the sun poured on Its southern
side on a midsummer'9 day without a
light bending of the gigantic shaft
which is rendered perceptible by
means of a coprer wire 174 feet long
hanging lu the center cf the structure
and carrying a plummet suspended in
a vessel of water. At noon ln summer
bell of most houses, nowadays, without
expecting to be Interviewed through a
crack by a slatternly woman ashamed
to be seen, and, if there's a maid, I
don't have to wait for madame to
scuttle upstairs and get on 'something
"The reason? Education. So much
has been written about elouchy home
women in magazines and newspapers
that she's at last taken it to heart
And she's found herself so much more
self-respecting and home so much hap
pier that she wouldn't go back to the
old slovenly ways for anything.
"There are still some of the old kind
left There always will be, I suppose.
I sometimes wonder at the amount of
conceit such a woman shows in ex
pecting her husband to keep on loving
her when she's dirty annd unkempt
and lets herself go' until it's practic
ally impossible for her to look nice
even when she tries."
Another crime has been laid to the
A certain doctor writes a long opin
ion to the effect that automobiles are
largely responsible for the Increase of
tuberculosis. His argument is that the
duet raised by automobiles affects the
lungs not only of those who ride in
them, but of those who walk.
As If there never was any dust be
fore the automobile came on the scene!
WhB can't remember the day trnpav-
ed roads, when every passing vehicle
made another groan over the way the
dust came into the house? How often
have we chocked in a cloud of dust
while ambling along a sidewalk, when
our rich neighbor passed in her car
riage? And the day Isn't so very far
past when we couldn't cross a street
without, stirring up a little dust of our
own; when on the other side of the
street the women folk stopped to sur-
reptitionsly wipe the toes of their
shoes on theiir ahem hose, and
man stopped to flick the dust off his
Xo. ll's with his handkerchief.
kets of Germany the price of "good
marketable native wheat" June 9
1909. ranged from $12.84 to $14.58 per
quarter or su pounds. ine pne
of English wheat at Mark Lane in
the week ending June 14, ranged
from $9.84 to $10.74.
Last year the wheat harvest was
short, and the price rose all over the
world. But while the price reached
$8.52 per quarter in free-trade Great
Britain, it went to $11.56 in high-protection
Between October, 1905, and March,
1908, the price of bread rose 32 per
cent in Berlin, and subsequently ad
vanced still higher.
The importance of a 32 per cent
increase in the price of bread may be
understood at its full value when it
is considered that, the official Prus
sian income tax statistics show that
21,000.000 out of 38,000,000 Prussian
people are below an Income line of
$4.14 a week. What adds to the e-rav.
Ity of the situation is that not. onlv
has the price of bread advanced since
suf-lthe German tariff schedules were re-
vised upward a few years, aso, but
the price of meat and practically all
foodstuffs has likewise -gone up.
In Germany, as in a?I prorecv.on
countries, fj'ie tariff schedules are
not framed for the benefit of the
people, but for the benefit of the in
terests in control of politics.
In Germany, the agrarians, a class
; whose greed and unscrupulous po'lti-
cal methods compare favorably with
those of the American, oil, steel, and
sugar trusts, dominate the Reichstag i
Some of the agrarians assert ownei
ship to their estates by divine right.
I While keeping their tenants in prac-1
j tiCal Eerfdom, they take advantage of
I their strength as a group by having
laws passed which compel German
! consumers to pay them tribute on ev-
; cry morsel of bread or meat consumed,
j protkction begets protf.ctiox.
j xne agrarians began with a 48 cent
j per quarter duty on wheat in 1879.
: a Germany, as elsewhere, protection
begets protection. A tariff, like a:
growing tree, is ever increasing in ;
size and throwing out fresh brajicbes. I
The German tariff on wheat now is
; When the agrarians demanded in-
the apex of the monument, 5o0 feet
above tbe ground. Is shifted by ex
pansion of the stone a few hundredths
of an inch toward tbe north. High
winds cause perceptible motions of the
plummet and in still weather delicate
vibrations of the crust cf the earth
otherwUe .unperceived are registered
I by It '
"I shall try to leave footprints on the
sands of time." said the man who is
earnest but not original.
"Very good." replied the absentmlnd
ed criminologist "but thumb prints are
now considered more reliable." Ex
change. The beautiful is beauty seen wit
the eye of the soul. Joubert
Mr WjrCAJ m. SMTW
TT doesn't ret you anywtiere
To sit and plan and sigh
About the things you mtfht have done
In dnya that are cone by.
But aull It makes a pleasant hour
Whn la the dusk you sit
To think about the many times
Ton might have made a hit
That time you sold the homestead out
When, had you held It down
Until the boom, you might hava been
The richest man ln town;
That day you took a whirl ln stocks
Is also food for thought.
For had you bought Instead of sold
Tou would cot have been caught.
And, ah, that pretty girl you met
A year ago laat May,
Had you but made the question pop,
8he might be yours today!
Or had ;-ou taken the advice
Of your old Uncle Bill
And gone to school he might have left
Tou money ln hla will.
Alas, our hindsight Is so good I
If we at first oould aee
Aa sharply as ln after years
Bow happy we would be!
And so It gives us joy subdued
As plans we lay and plots
Concerning things that wa would do
Could we repeat In spots.
The Modem View.
"He married his affinity.
"Mercy! I never heard of such a
"Why shouldn't he?"
' "But tbey aren't affinities after they
"How do you like the little girl who
has Just moved ln next door, Mabel?"
"My mamma doesn't let me play with
"Don't you like her?"
"Then why doesn't your mother let
you play with her?"
" 'Cause she never wants me to play
with people's little girls who calls their
maids 'hired girls. "
"Life is just one grand sweet song."
"That may be, but too blamed many
of us can't Und the tune for the varia
tions, and the rest are mostly off the
"There's no curse like ill health."
"Oh. I don't know. It has its uses."
"It has got severs! notable persons
out of the penitentiary."
The Nerve of Him.
"You know Brewer?"
"What does he do for a living?"
"Nothing. He Just lives without any
Soma People Would.
"I have nothiug to worry about
"Y'ou are not enterprising."
"Think not do you?"
"No. or you'd worry about that
He had no ant to fin to
Nor aunt that had a cent.
And so the careless sluggard.
Off to his "uncle" went.
The man who hns the sense to pick
a good housekeeper for a wife rather
than a good dresser will never let his
clerks soldier on their Jobs.
The hay fever victim isn't greatly in
terested ln the corn crop.
i The man who Is anxious to oblige
never gets rusty for lack of opportu:
nity to practice his theory.
; You can never tell what a man Is un
til you have seen him tested by pros
perity as well as adversity, and then
you cun only hazard a guess.
, ' Many a romance has been spoiled by
i the thought of the dishwashing and
i the bill collector's Inevitable visits.
I.lfe Is Just one thing after another,
and sometimes they are so far after
that some of us starve to death.
I The successful politician seldom
boasts of tbe things he Is going to do.
He prefers to let bis enemies bowl over
the things he has done.
Always make a man think you con
sider blm a good business man. He
will like tbe compliment.
Some people are so constituted that
they can even be happy over what tbey
! There's always a dark side to the ell-
irer lining. Even tbe fellow who keeps
smiling Is liable to have to be operated
on for a mill Us. "
Use of Water.
There's no use talking." said Dr.
Dostin Btax. "this corporation of oars
will have to dissolve."
"How will yon go about It?"
"I don't know. The only way I
' know of to dissolve thinira la to Irnan
j putting plenty of water into them.
Mrs. Gad wall' a Premium By Clarissa Mackie.
Copyrighted. 1911, by Associated Literary Bureau.
"Tou av 184 soap wrapper ana ,
yon get a parlor lamp!" declared Mrs.
Gadwall enthusiastically. "I should
think you'd be willing to bring down
a few bars of soap each week so as to
have a new lamp for the parlor, Hen
ry!" She emphasized his name ln or
der to arouse his wavering Interest.
"Eh?" ejaculated Henry, rattling his
"Tou were not listening to a word I
said." reproached Mrs. Gadwall.
"Yes. I was. Sarah. I heard every
word," he equivocated, emerging from
behind the paper and turning his gaze
npon her, now with undoubted inter
est "Well, what did I sayT
Mr. Gadwall hesitated. While he
had been reading: an especially delec
table bit of baseball news the voice of
Sarah, his wife, had floated over,
around and nnder the newspaper, and,
although he was skilled ln sometimes
guessing the purport of her conversa
tion when he had not been listening,
now he was quite nonplused. But he
hasarded a guess, based on previous
"You said we needed a new sofa for
the parlor, but that we must have a
lamp first." said Mr. Gadwall boldly.
Els wife's smile warned htm that he
had committed himself ln some way.
"Yon are too clever for me, Henry,
she said sweetly. "We do need the
sofa, and yon have promised it to me
for Christmas. About the lamp by
sarins; 1S4 Bubble Froth soap wrap
pers we can iret a beautiful lamp as
a premium. It won't cost us a penny."
"Well?" Inquired Mr. GadwnlL
"What do you think of the idea?
"Do Flower & Meal keep it?"
"No there's the trouble. It can only
be bought at one of the Bubble Froth
stores in town. I thought you would
not mind bringing down a box of soap
I now auu luru. v ueu yuu io wiuuiui-
I Ing it's easy to stop In one of their
downtown stores nnd get a small box."
"Very well." returned Mr. GadVell
rellevedly; "If that's all that's required
I guess we can have a parlor lamp.
Why not wait a little while not as
long as you will be collecting soap
wrappers and go to a china store and
buy a lamp straight?"
"That's Gadwall extravagance!" la
mented Mrs. Gadwall. "What is the
use of paying $15 for a lamp whem I
can get a fifteen dollar lamp free with
only 184 soap wrappers?"
"Enough said!" declared Mr. Gad
wall crisply. "Make out your soap
order and I'll bring some up tomorrow
night, although I won't promise to
shave with it"
The next evening when Mr. Gadwall
alighted from the train at I,awn Villas
he carried a weighty package down the
half mile of road that separated him
from his suburban home.
He thumped it down on the kitchen
table with a mighty groan. "There,
Sarah! The next consignment of this
confounded soap you want you can
have sent down by express! My arm
is stiff and sore."
Mrs. Gadwall was busily cutting the
cords that confined the enkes of soap.
"I thought if you brought the soap
down we could save express charges
and have the lamp a clear profit," she
explained. "There, that's the toilet
soap. Isn't It sweet and refreshing,
"Smells greasy." he declared, wrin
kling his nose with disgust.
"See the trademark, Henry a ma
gician scrubbing a little black boy
white with Bubble Froth soap." pur
sued Mrs. Gadwall, undaunted by his
criticism. "Isn't It appropriate?"
"It would be more appropriate if
they bad the magician transforming a
worn out horse kito a cake of Bubble
Froth soap," grinned Mr. Gadwall,
somewhat mollified by this flash of his
"nenry Gadwall! Why. It says on
the wrapper that It is made from pure
ly vegetable oils."
"Then if that's so It must be made
from horseradish." he retorted, escap
ing from the room.
After that It became a common sight
to see Henry Gadwall staggering home
under a load of soap. Somehow the
large cakes softened and melted mys
teriously in the water and did not last
It made what Mr. Gadwall called a
"violent" lather, which was the only
quality borne out by the highly color
At first all the Gadwalls used Bub
ble Froth soap, but after little Horace
Gadwall's tender skin had broken forth
ln an alarming eruption, which tbe
family physician declared to be due to
the use of the soap, bis cake of cas
tlle was restored to his little fingers,
and one member of the family was
freed from the tbralldom of the new
Mr. Gadwall was the next deserter
from the ranks. He claimed that the
new soap did not properly cleanse,
that It's perfume was disagreeable,
and. moreover, that it chapped bis
skin. As cold weather was coming on.
he could testify to this latter fact by
displaying cracked and bleeding lin
gers and Hps from tbe too vigorous
use of the soap.
As for Mrs. Gadwall, as time went
on ahe grew to hate tbe very sight of
Bubble Froth soap. Her washerwom
an complained that It did not properly
! cleanse tbe clothes. Her maid protest-
! tht It was useless for dishwashing,
lIr own experience was that It was
, ruining her own good complexion, and
! 'till with a persistence worthy of a
better object she stuck to the soap.
' although In the cellar there was acca-
! mulated a formidable pile of unused
! ce n a shelf In a dark corner.
while Mr. Gadwall made his periodical
purchases of soap and Mrs. Gadwall
saved the wrappers.
The parlor lamp loomed up largely
i on the horizn now. Mrs. Gadwall bad
made a trip to town and looked at the
articles displayed In the large pre-
mium rooms of the Bubble Froth people,
and she came home with renewed con
fidence and enthusiasm concerning a
very handsome lamp she had seen.
"Wrought Iron base, Henry, and has
an art shade highly ornamented with
art glass in amber, and It has a long
beaded fringe. It's just beautiful!"
"Very well, my dear; I'm glad yon
like it." returned Henry Gadwall. who
was quite weary of the lamp by this
time. In gloomy momenta he had de
clared that his dishes, his clothes and
his home snaelled ranklyof Bubble
Mrs. Gadwall had changed three
washerwomen on account of the soap,
and she had only retained Bridget be
cause she had promised that hard
working damsel her own choice of
soaps if she would remain. Then there
were more unused cakes added to the
pile ln the cellar, and after awhile no
one in the house used it, bat Mrs. Gad
wall continued to purchase It, for the
lamp was a tangible thing new, with
only ten more soap wrappers standing
between it and the GadwaU'a front
At last one snowy morning In Febru
ary Mrs. Gadwall untied the small
package her husband had brought
home the night before and disclosed
the last ten cakes of soap that she bad
asked him to purchase. Gayly she
stripped off the wrappers and once
more counted the total number she
possessed 184 at last!
Half an hour after luncheon she
came into the kitchen dressed for out
doors. "Bridget," she announced, "I'm
going Into town on the 2:(. You will
look after little Horace when be wakes
from his nap?"
"Yes. ma'am," said Bridget cheerfully
as her mistress laid a shining half
dollar on the kitchen table. "I'm
afraid nnll ha hr!n' s rrnhl t1m
of lt.. ow ,, frA-.,n.
"I shall probably return with Mr.
Gadwall." said she hastily, "and, oh,
"If tbe charities department wagon
should rail for contributions you can
give them all that soap In the cellar."
"Yes, ma'am there'll be 142 cakea,
I'm thlnkln'," returned Bridget
Mrs. Gadwall clutched the bug ccn
talnlng her soap wrappers and walked
warily to the station. It was all up
hill, and she had to tramp ln tbe mid
dle of tbe snowy road. It was raining
and freezing as it felL Sbe told her
self that tbey would have to take a
cab when sbe and Henry returned that
But somehow she missed her hus
band. Delayed street traffic made her
late ln reaching his office, and he bad
departed for home on an earlier train,
so his stenographer said. "On account
of the storm." tbe young woman bad
Mrs. Gadwall was late ln reaching
the premium store of the soap com
pany, but at last sbe surrendered her
precious wrappers and received in re
turn a Inrge and showy lamp with
much "art" glass ln Its makeup.
"Shall we send it, madam?" inqnlred
tbe clerk, but Mrs. Gadwall recollected
that the Colvlns were coming over to
play cards that evening, and she want
ed the lamp to display to their admir
ing and possibly envious eyes.
"I will carry it if you will wrap it
carefully," she said, and ln spite of his
protestations against the Icy and In
clement, weather Mrs. Gadwall set forth
with two huge bundles, one containing
tbe lamp and the otber tbe precious
"art" glass globe.
Sbe dismounted from the train at
I .awn Villas with several other com
muters, who, laden with bundles, rail
ed at the delayed service on the line.
The storm had ceased, stars shoue over
bead, but underfoot the walking was
icy and treacherous.
At different turnings one after an
other of her fellow travelers left her
until Mrs. Gadwall had to make her
way down her own dimly lighted
street alone. She passed the Colvlns'
house and. seeing a light lu an upter
room, decided that they were preparing
for their card game.
The sight caused her to hasten her
steps. Faster she walked, noting with
satisfaction that Henry had cleared
the walks In front of their place and
wondering why be bad not come forth
to meet her. The lamp and shade were
fearfully heavy, and her arms scbed
from carrying them, as well as her
clumsy fur muff.
She managed to open the gate with
an elbow and started down the walk
toword the front dwr. which flew open
at that Instant, disclosing tbe anxious
face of Mr. Henry Gudwall.
"Is that you. Sarah?" be asked.
Before Mrs. Gadwall could reply her
weary feet struck a bit of ice and
treacherously deported her in a crash
ing heap at tbe foot of the front steps.
"What is all this?" demanded her
hiifcbund after be had picked her up
and assured himself that she was on
harmed. "What is all this broken
"My my my lamp my my Bubble
Froth soap premium!" sobbed Mrs.
Gadwall on her husband's shoulder.
Oct. 14 in American
1644 William Penu. founder of Penn
sylvania, born: died 1718.
1734 Francis Mghtfoot I-ee. "signer."
born; died 1797.
1906 Tbe Portsmouth treaty" nego
tiated at Portsmouth. N. H.. sign
ed by the emperors of Russia and
Japan. Close of tbe Iewia and
Clark exposition at Portland. Ore.
1911 Associate Justice John M. Har
lan of the United States supreme
court died: born 1833
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