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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1912.
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Tuesday, October 22, 1912.
Aa I eMila", out west a frtrad of
mlae. who a vteetrrner. km Id t (.-
frnor, ynm bate tie-ai loo polite. We
like punch In nnr br. o srlte It
to the other frllnwa. Iut upare Itaetn.
Rut I tell yon frank y, I aa not latereat
ru la bitting other ax-ople. Why, every
man concerned In tbla arrest eonteat la a
pyamy aa compared with the laaaea.
What difference doea Mr. laft a rec
ord make to me f What difference doea ;
Mr. nooaevelt'e career ao far make to j
me f W hat difference doea ray own char- '
arler, what do ray owa attainment !
whatever tbey may be make In the 1
prenevce of thene tremendoua Inauea of
liter i to. ,u ,r..i,. I eao.oi atiora , mad(1 blooQV forayg imo districts witb
to tblnk about Mr. Taft or Mr. Iloone- i . ,v, ;. ,,
velt when I am thinking about the for-
le for- j
tunea of the people of the l olled
what la pu.cb in a apeecb compared ;
with that Immortal tlalna that
American people once had of liberty and
equality f What are men aa compared
with Ihr atandarda of riahteounneaaf
What la tbla aeneration when meantired
by the atandarda that will or will not
perpetuate the a rent policy aet up In
A merlca f oodrow V llaoa, al lira.
er, ct. T.
And Charley Srarle Roes richt along
According to a court decision a man
has the rlirht to li to his wife. Bat
the hutibands in all the other e'.ates
have gone ahead without wuiting for a
. , . , . ,1
AvUtotti and automobile racers prob- i
ably consider then seivis dure devils.
Hut their performances are child's
play compared with being a witness
auainst the New York police.
The people can pet at. (I are cap
able of electing a niari til : ri--1) i qua 1
fled for Ml" oKW of circuit jilde
w ithout pitying ii for tlie promo
tion of cue from the county judgeship.
If Teddy Rooc-vel' b;id heard of
Charl y Searle's iU'".-nj)t to ride a
bull nmohe and an elephant at the
same time iiTider the mifcrppresentn
tion that bo'h ttand for the sum1?
ideal, woi.ld a not hake made l.uu
a'.t up in bed untl :la1:u?
It h;. lie 'n it:--i vcied tliat sleep
ran lv indu"' tl by the us-- of a mod
erate t leetrie current. Now won't
Honiel'ody Ret up a wireless tiuitriv
mice that will turn a current on the
y '.ins uo.ik'.'i "'i'1 li'is the p:aro
in an a pat . merit liousv' tin; I. tuidnlg'it?
The nat ion w ide pnl! now being con
ducted by the New York 1 1 r.,ld, ('in
citmiTi Kneiiirer, 'H-i'o Reord
Men.M. St. '.outs Rejui'jlic and i.os
Ang'les Times, continues to hhow
tht ',oern(r Wilson is leading al
o!.her candida es in th-. ountry.
A M i;i:ir.t
1)1 I S I'll Y IN lt-
W X Y .
Chililren ln the publ.c erhoo's of
Stavanger, Norway, are treated with
lhe aid of American denuil apparatus
by a d.MiilM who received his
graduate ue:it:.I . iuca; .. 11 in the referred to the president of the I'nited
t'r.iu-d S'aies S'ates as "a receiver of s'olen goods."
This year two rooms were fitted1 n Monday before leaving for
up as dental clinicb. Tw ice during ' Milwaukee, Mr. Roosevelt prepared for .
ihe echool year the children are to . press a most vituperative attack ;
have their teeth examined. If any d-1 pen Mr. Hilles. It was to be released j
fecrs are found the dentist will hand.for publication ln Tuesday afternoon's
to the child a card to tae home to! papers. Mr. Roosevelt's campaign I
the parents asking their consent to
treatment, the work to be done for
the child free of charge. The 800
children In the first grade whose teeth
are under observation this year will
continue to be treated when they pas
into succeeding siades. so that even-
tually the plan will spread automati-
r:il'v tr rha nnrim lU'hruJ al &fi.m TVia
dental r,w are nnen tvnn H.iv In
11 a. m. for U. and S to 5 p. m.
Thus is American fience and train-
lng enlightening another f.eld in the
Till: AIMtsri.K OK.hK.I' IIKLP.
Governor Wilson is the apostle of
Industrial self help, as well as of ln -
dustrial fair d v
The to things, indeed, go togeth'
ct. A man can not help himself un
less he ha fair play, and if he gets
an unjust advantage, ethers will not
help themselves. j
V, I U .C 11 1 ...... 1 r. . . . vw.n.a-
frtcturers have been co-.idurtlnit their ' Wythevllle. Va. Trial of Sid Allen,
affairs with half an eye on their busi- j charged with the Carroll court house
ness. and an eye and a half on con-; murder, has been postponed to Nov. 7.
Cress and the president. 1 This action also postpones the tr'.al of
They have hired lobbyists to get 'Wesley Edwards.
iv.cnng laws, tr.et.ead of hiring ex-'
r't;. to work out new and cheaper: I-a Crosse. Wis John B. Peterson
L e.rods of work. ;of Retreat. Wis., who killed Mrs. Se-
".jiy have w kited for "protection" vere Yttre the day after she married
whi permitting waste.
They have begged the government
to guarantee them a "reasonable prof-
it," while charging such prices for
their products that the consumer
could not make a reasonable living.
They have preached the gospel of
"let the government do it," and then
have shown surprise and grief when
socialists took up and extended the
Governor Wilson's personality and
Governor Wilson's policies put a
check on this whining schema.
Governor Wilson stands first for
fair play. He has secured In New
Jersey more laws devised to insure
fair play for all than were ever be
fore pot on the statute books of a
state in a similar length of time.
With fair play assured. Governor
Wilson wants the manufacturer to at
least begin taking care of himself.
The reign of government favoritism
must end. No man now in the public
eye is so well fitted to preside over
the chance from foul play and favors
to fair play and se'.f help as Governor
MEXICO'S TRIPLE REBELLION.
The Madero government has three
separate and distinct rebellions to deal
with now, and two have proved quite
enough to tax its resources to the ut
most. Fortunately for the little presi
dent and his associates, the revolt
led by General Orozco has so far brok-
! en down that it amounts to little more
I than brigandage which infects a large
: part of the northern border states
! of Sonora and Chihuahua, but it still
demands the employment of strong
j military forces and is a constant drain
upon the national treasury.
As the revolt in the north has lost
ground, however, the discontent and
disloyalty in the south have increased,
if surface conditions show the true
state of the country. The cruel and
daring outlaws led by Zapata have
an(j so far tney
rome tn troopi
have evaded or over-
roops sent against them.
Th 7.apaliBta. are nearly all Indians,
f i.ll.Ktnrtricd nr mlvul arid thav Irnntv
t hp rough and difficult country in
which they carry on their operations
so well that armies from other parts
of Mexico are at a great disadvantage
In the mountain strongholds of the
Now comes the new rebellion in
Vera Cruz, led by General Felix Diaz,
a nephew of the old dictator of Mex- j
Ico. Diaz plans no long campaign i
of dodging and raiding in wild or
remote regions. He already has an .
army of 2.000 or more regular so'.diers
and he hopes to be able to meet and
beat the government forces In pitched
battles and drive Madero out of the
capital and the country.
With threp rebellions to cope with
... . . ,
exptrienod ruler than President Ma-
dero plight easily find hime-Mf over-1
burdened. It is a cribis which will
test the resources of the government !
to tho utmost and put the personal'
abilities of Madero himself to the'
proof, as they have not yet teen tried,
for the nw revolt will undoubtedly
put fresh life and confidence into
Orozco's followers and arouse the
hanlifs tinder Zapata to further out-
rpees ami st;l! bolder raids in the vi- j
cinitv of the federal capital. i
I ) I . I T I C A 1 1 A B I ' S K A XI CO I A X r . I , !
c"Ma'i Inter-O. ran. ) I
S- nator Dixun, Hiram Johnso'i. Me-
dill McCormick and ther fcllowers of
Mr. Roosevelt are trying very hard to
i,invilir(i ttio tie.Vilic that th m itT-:T ,nn a
assault upon Mr Roosevelt is the prod- 'W,J ortb were exported and uta tiae ertected a saving to Amer
uct of the "virulent abuse" and "ma- ; only $1C5,000 worth were imported dur-S,an 'onsurners of about $17,000,000 by
onal.ties" which havp heen
a u.spi.asiiiK aua a- times a oisgrace- chines. fence wire, bagginu and cotton
lul feature cf the campaign. tj(,8i umheTt iaths, shintrles, meats,
The .onclusion Is even amusing iniflour salt ieather shoes etc
its .ag.r Iguorlng of the notorious; rnder our tariff law a barrel of flour
fans cf the situation. If this caase ! vttirf ti .,ro . t,..,j or.
had prod-.ced the effect it was not Mr.
Roosevelt, but President Tart, or even
Governor Wiison. who would have be
come some lunatic's target.
For Mr. Rocsevt it. as everybody
knows, becan the campaign of personal
abuse. Mr. Rorsevelt has constantly
txhibited the resources of the English
language in terms of vituperation. Mr.
Rcos-evelt has continually described all
contradicted him as "liars."
"thieves. etc. Only Mr. RooFevelt has
.ann(var. ,,.A ,- a .v.-
good judgment, to recall this docu-
Nelihcr President Taft nor Governor
Wilson has indulged in abusive person -
ali'.tirs. In the preliminary campaign
Mr. Taft felt compelled. In sheer self-
defense, to speak a few plain personal
: truths fthOUt Mr RnnflvPlt It A AiA an
Itl sorrow, not In aner end -lth in.
cere regiet that necessity constrained
! him to tha use of such language.
, Wi'h respect to the personalities and i
; trie abusive language which have at
j times been a disgraceful feature of the
j campaign. Mr. Roosevelt was the first
,and the Dersistent offender Ruf ther
is not the slightest evidence that Mt-
t Roosevelt's assailant was inspired by
i eny tbin or anybody but his own dis-
I ordered brain.
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J re- I
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OWC A "MR-V ALWAYS A "MRS.V
In refusing to restore her maiden
name to a divorcee, recently, a Bos
ton judge declared, that a woman
nee married should keep her title
"Mrs." Said he:
"A man wishing to make a woman
his wife should surely know about her
past, matrimo nial experiences,"
Undoubtedly the judge is right. It
must be something of a shock to a
man who has fal,en ln ,ove with a
woman whom he has known as "Miss,
to find that she has been a wife. It
is especially disquieting for him to
learn that she has a former husband
Of course it will be argued that he
may never find out. But somehow
the truth has a habit of coming out,
often at the most unexpected times.
Therefore isn't it better, in the long
run, not to try to keep secret anything
of an important nature? It will be dif
ficult for a man who honestly loves a
woman as a girl, to forgive her fully
when he discovers that, she has de
ceived him in 60 serious a matter. He
should have a square deal.
But there should be a square deal
If a divorced woman should retain
the title of "Mrs." surely there ought
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
(Special corresponder.ee of The Argus.)
Rock Island, Oct. 2d. If the Ameri-!
can people wish to give credit to whom ;
credit is due. they j iom not less than J200,000,000 to
ought to support j about 112.000,000 for a year, or a sav
the democratic can- j in3 of about $S8,000,000 for a 12-month
didates for con- Period.
gress, and thus j -Men's cotton half hose valued at SO
place their stamp ' writs per dozen pairs, wholesale, are
of approval on the la:ed under the present law at the
record of the house ; c univalent ad valorem rate of about 92
of representatives, i Per cent- T"e democratic cotton bill
Since Jan. 1, 1912, ' Imposed to redure this to 40 per cent,
a democratic house 11 proposed to rednce the tax on cot
has pansd tariff,"1" 'bread from an equivalent rate of
bills which would'"4 Por cent to 15 per cent. A suit of
have reduced the i
hitih cost of liv -
ing $0)0,oon,i)0u a
year. Every bill j
which in the slight
est degree provid
ed relief for the ;
masses w as vetoed i
by the president. !
The farmers' free j
the house, would j
list bill, passed by
have saved the people $390,000,1100 an-
nually. This bill
removes - the dutyi))J,) ' '
jfrom agricultural implements, of which
i inr the lat fiscal vear- cu-in. ,.,.
cent ad valorem at our ports or $1 on
the barrel. This biii removed the en
Beef valued at $5.30 per ino pounds
abroad pays a tariff tax equivalent ,0
-. r- - t. ,,.n ...
This , ;":o.;v" ' :
THE l)KM(HTir WOOL BILL.
The democratic wool bill proposed to
reduce the average rate of duty on
woo manufactures from 9o.0 per cent
to 4.v?,0 rer cent. President Taft's
veto of this measure means that the
American people will pay J.vi.000.000
more for their clothes this year than j provides for the extension of the cor
they would have if President Taft had j pcration tax law so as to include indi
signed l viduals. firms and co-partnerships. It
A wool hat va.ued at $1 abroad and acccmnlishes the ,k
Tavist rt an.-. ....
w uhju us tiiiry ixiin me
Dt A Stlef- "nr the present tariff
law'- wouM Lave been only 49
j Ce",3' ,
' A ''""' per
8U''S 18 fax"d undtr the Present
I " "v " rate
j m Ce' ie domocratic
bill proposed to reduce this to 48 per
! CeDt A 8Ult of "ady-made Woolen
clothing worth in Europe $10. is taxed
under the present law at the equiva-
Vl o per rent, or
rid ,, 7 mcratlS bi:i PrP"i o
reduce this tax from .5 to 49 per cent,
his rival, pleaded guilty to a charge of
first degree murder and was sentenced
to Waupun penitentiary for life.
Eldora. Iowa The 2-year-old sen of
Robert Vigers was drowned in the
Iowa river. Six weeks ago the child
was saved from drowning in the same
place by a Scotch collie dog, w hich
dragged the boy to shore.
director of Sruith observatory and pro-; . ,
lessor of astronomy at Hobart college. ! glrU throuSQ a window. The other
discovered a comet In the eastern sky. j girI v,as "wakened and fought the In
right ascension 10 hours. 37 minutes. 1 'ruder until men from a clubhouse
mvuas, decimation scutn 1 degree,
67 minuies. The comet is ia constella -
to be some way of Tecognizing the di
vorced man. But in this respect men
retain a liberality refused to women.
The married woman not only re
ceives a new title, but she is expected
to be marked by a wedding ring. In
many countries she ia required to wear
a certain kind of cap, or a certain ar
ticle of dress, or dress her hair in a
certain way; or she is physically
marked in a way that "won't come off."
The married man, however, has re
fused such distinctions. Benedict or
bache'.or. he is "Mr." He will wear
all kind-of rings but a wedding ring.
And he would go up in the air and
never come down again if he had to
show by his appearance. In any way,
that he was matrimonially bound.
"Tisn't quite fair, is it?
A girl of 17, married to a man of 35,
complained bitterly to a friend that
her husband expected absolute obed
ience from her.
"If I object," she said, "he reminds
me that I solemnly promised at the
altar to obey him. I didn't realize it
when I did. It doesn't seem right. And
he is so Jealous that he expects me to
stay at home like a prisoner in the
house and never stir anywhere without
him. I'm not going to obey him much
longer, I tell you, even if it IS in the
No thinking, intelligent woman
should be required to "obey" any
thing but her own conscience.
A husband can hardly expect to be
his wife's conscience, though some,
it would appear, actually attempt it
Occasionally one finds a happy mar
riage where the man is a good many
years older than the wife. But as a
rule, the nearer in age that husband
and wife are, the more respect the
man has for the woman's opinion and
the less apt he Is to exercise a mas
culine tyranny over her. Their tastes
are more apt to be similar, also, and
one wi;i not long to be out gallivant
ing while the other prefers the quiet
and cozlness of home.
land save the consumer $2.C0 per suit.
The cotton bill reduced the duties
on cotton manufactures from 48.12 per
rent to 27.06 per cent, a reduction of
,he tariff burdens under this schedule
'eauy-made cotton clothing valued at
tlle foreign port at $6 is taxed under I
our Prrsent law nO per cent ad valorem,
or $3 a suit- This democratic bill pro-
posed to reduce this tax to 30 per cent
and save the consumer $1.20 per suit.
The bill revising the metal schedule
le"uu " lIle larin rate or auty on the
rn,iie schedule from 33.35 per cent
,im',0'',s ot 1910) to 22.42 per cent,
This revision, it is estimated, would
have saved the American consumers in
a 12-niOlith tielioil ninre thnn isorwul-
The revision of the chemical schedule
J1 " c " cnemicais ana
at the same time the revenue to the
government would have been increased.
M ON FHKK 1. 1ST.
The bill placing stiar on the free
list would have saved during a year
not loss than $115.ooo.ooo to the con
sumer. The tari.T tax on sugar amounts
to about 1 Vi cents per peund. The
t fimr.nnt r ' 1 . ..
" T , , Z , conl'nen"
r ' " I'L 5 "j1.'" Ut
S-fOO.Ooo pounds, and the applica-
sumption affords the estimate of $115,
000.000 as representing the saving to
The house passed a bill providing for
an excise tax on incomes tticrohi,
'transferring a considerable portion
! the tax burdens to the wealthy. whi
j are escaping their proper proportion
i The excise hill r,DBd K th.
J " 1'Ul-
tins nf franBfn; tnv i a
(those less able to carry them to the i
shoulders of the wealthy, who have
heretofore escaped from a proper share !
, 01 taxation for the support of the gov-
1 ne present burden of indirect tax-
: ation falI upon people having incomes
01 less man 12.000 per year. A man
wnose net earnings amount to but $5-
j M0 per year would, under this bill paC
no tax. A man earning $10,000 per
, year would pay nothine on the first
I $5,000 and $50 per year on the second
tion Sextans and visible through small
Beloit, Wis. Trustees of Beloit col
lege have engaged detectives and
I b,ccdhouI1(i8 to hunt a man who tried
; to kidnap a college girl Saturday night,
', The man entered the roo moccupied by
j MiS8 HeIen M,ner of Gpnoa uu and
j Miss Agnes Thornton cf New Bedford,
MaSS.. aCd tried TO. Araa etna rt thA
j ceara tne:r screams and drove the kid-
i caper away.
T WJfCAJi M. SHIT
THE REAL WORK.
f)H. any one can wrlta a play.
iSut few can make It go! .
The writing; is an easy Job;
The aelllng part Is alow.
To grind on out In half a day
Is really childish sport.
But putting It across la work
Of quite a different sort.
A villain with a dark mustache,
A hero with a smile,
A heroine whose togs are trimmed
In quite the latest style.
Some minor figures filling out
And mixing ln some fun.
A weepy girl to balance things
And then your play la done.
Of course you have to have a plot.
But that's a simple part.
Misunderstandings, deftly mixed.
And one well broken heart.
Then get a will that's slightly scorched
And lose it for a year.
Discover where It lies, and then
The sailing's mighty clear.
Oh, any one can write a play!
That ought to be the rage.
But only geniuses untamed
Can put it on the stage.
The managers are mighty shy
And mighty hard to win
Until a fellow makes a hit, S
And then they work him thin.
a slow town?"
they are still
got as far as
She Was Particular.
"But I thought you were going away
for the winter?"
"But. my dear!"
"There's no place to go!
"Half the Europeans in town are
going back to the fatherland for the
winter, all the hucksters who sell me
vegetables are going to Florida and my
laundryman is going to California. So
what am I to do?"
"The Xeuriclies are in an awful fix."
"What's the trouble ?'
"They have a French chef, an Eng
lish butler, a German gardener aud a
Scandinavian chauffeur and they can
understand none of them."
"They should employ an interpreter."
They did and found tie spoke only
Spanish. Italian aud Japanese.
Pleased Them All.
"Flow is he going to vote?"
"I don't know."
"Then he Isn't telling?"
"Oh. yes. He Is telling every one
he meets, but first he finds out how
they are going to vote, and then he
swears that is the way he will cast
"Is Madge a good housekeeper?"
"I don't think so."
"Well, her husband seems to enjoy
spending bis spare time at borne."
To you know Mabel?"
"What sort of person is she?"
"The kind that makes the sort of
sofa pillows you may lie on."
6he road with care the bill of fare.
Put cite was ill at ease.
At Inst she spake and said. "I'll take
Some frog limbs, it you please."
You may not like the way your
neighbor orders his life, but then you
don't have to fill the order, you know.
Most of us have seen the time when
we wished that our imagination would
permit us to band out an artistic lie.
Going on vacation wouldn't be so
- - 0 III-.. 1. I
' " umu . unic nu utc tuc iuio-
d If one didn't bate so
chief to go back to work.
Don't worry over tomorrow. You
can find plenty of trouble today if
you huut for it in the pessimist's spirit.
There's one nice thing about being
poor. You know your relatives are
not counting on your demise as pre
liminary to their having a good time.
Rummer is over, but the coal man
will furnish the head of the bouse
with bis necessary grouch.
Some women take as much pleasure
In canning fruit as their husbands do
In practicing health fads.
Any one can wear a political button,
bnt It takes something besides that to
lip over the little white ballot.
We are willing that every dog should
have bis day. hut the barking kind
should be silenced wben night fall.
"By the Sea' is a very pretty title
for your picture." said the interested
onlooker. "But the sea Is too green,
aid the waves are too fiuTy."
"That's so." replied the artist. "I ll
paint some branches and fwlirsi Into It
and call it The Woodland Way.'
Strategy By F.
"Great heavens, you are to ticht the-
best swordsmau aud the best shot iu ;
the German aruiy!" ;
The words were spoken by Madeline
Crosby to Fred Barrlngton. both mem- j
bers of the American colony in Berlin.
. v . ,.
"Thnt beiujr the ciise. I may us well !
ium. utriut, iuc ... . i
bid you an eternal rareweii. saiu tut ,
"You must apologize."
"Better die than live under the Impu
tation of showing the white feati'.er."
Tell me how the trouble came about."
"I was diniuK at a cafe. A man ia
the uniform of a German officer sat at I
she next table. I wan trying to give aa
order to the waiter and. I presume, got
the wrong word for something I intend-
ed to express, for the officer smiled. I j
asked him what he was smiling at j
whereupon he laughed. 'I must have j
blundered worse than before. I was .
angry, and, picking up part of a loaf of j
bread lying on the table, I threw it nt j
him, striking him in the face aud j
breaking his eyeglasses."
"Were there many in the cafe besides j
"It was full. There were a number ,
of army officers present."
"Then there is no hope for you. An
insult to a German officer in the pres
ence of his comrades can only be wiped
out by an encounter. I know Captain
von Ballenstein, having often met him
at social functions. And I know his
reputation as a shot and a swordsman.
How could you have been so rash?"
"I would do it again under the same
"Luckily you have but one life to
lose. When does the meeting come
"Not till the difV after tomorrow.
You see I need all the time I can get
for practice, so I made an excuse to
I INSIST ON PAYMENT.
have the affair put off as long as pos
sible. By the bye, how did you bear of
"At the receptiou last night at the
palace. Several persona spoke of it."
"At home the pwlice would be watch
ing to prevent such a meeting."
"Here we are watched to see that
neither party shows the white feather."
"Well, goodby. When we meet again
I suppose it will be iu heaven. I must
go to my fencing master for practice."
"Practice! Little good practice will
do you agninst Captalu von Lallen
stein. If be would only wing you It
would be another matter. lint he
never permits his antagonist to get
away in that fashion. When he fought
his first duel be disarmed his antago
nist. So great was his reputation that
all the young bloods in the army were
ambitious of the honor of having lteen
out with him and be was constantly
provoked. Then he commenced to !
wing them. This not stripping the an-1
noyance. he began to kill them. It Is I
now understood that any one who In
sults Captain von Ballenstein will be
"May I not call once more before I
"No I am too provoked with yon." !
She extended her hand Barrinston i
i bent bis head and pressed his lips upon ;
It. Then for the first tlrae n sad. look j
appeared on his face, usually n stranger j
to care. and. turning, he left her. I
Miss Crosby threw herself on to a
sofa and covered her face with her j
hands She loved this hot blooded j
South Carolinian, though ns yet there
had been no lovemaklng between them,
Indeed, this dauger of losing him had
revealed to her her fue feelings to
ward him. She sat in deep thought,
absorbed with the problem as to bowr
he might prevent this sacrifice of one
she loved without tarnishing his honor.
She could gain access to the emperor. '
but at that time he had never inter- j
fered to prevent a duel. t'ioii?h Him-e j
he has done so in cases where there '
was not sufficient cause. No: there ;
was no ordinary way to carry ber point. '
If she acted at all It must le by strat-i- .
Presently she started up. A plan had !
uggested Itself to Ler. CalilDg tier
butler, she said to hlui:
"Heinrich. I wish you to find me a
loan broker or whatever those persons
nolliul 1 It ft r.oro ! k n ft V 1 1 lanF lit
hich rates of interest and' tell him to
come to see me at once.
"Yes. fraulein." And the man with
drew, wondering wb::t his rich caistresa
could want of a loau broker. lie re
turned with one Moss Wiel. w ho ask'
ed the lady what he could do for her.
"Do you know Captain Herman voa
"1 know him well, fraulein " ;
"Quite likely. I have understood he:
I Is heavily In debt." J
AMO-:lated Literary Bureau.
-captain von Ba'.'.enstein does not :
present owe me anything."
"But there are plenty of his due bill
on the market, are there not?"
"They are perfectly good. His grand-
the year out. At his t.onth the captaia
... . . ,. ....
v.-iil come into a fcne eslnte.
"How many of Von Eallenstein's dua
bills can you buy I mean to what ag
"None at a discount
"At a premium?"
"Whatever amount is desired."
"Very well. Go and buy as many ns
possible aud report to me this evening
wuat you nave succeeaea in aoin
him a check for such funds as he woul.l
fop purposp thoi,Rh he pro.
tesmi that nny in ndvance from
her were nPt n0cessnry. lie left her.
assuring her that he would have n
difficulty in filling her order and tlia
troubled look that had rested on her
far-e partly dis:ipre:tred.
The same evening the tro'.:er reported
that he bad purchased various due btlla
signed by Captain von Rallensteln to
the amount of 00.000 marks, and. re-
turning her a balance of 10.000 marks
less his commission, left her.
The next evening, notwithstanding
that she had refused Barrlngton per
mission to see her again before his
meeting with Cnptnln von Ballenstein.
he called, as she expected he would,
for a final goodby.
VYou are beginning to realize your
position. I perceive," she said, noticing
a sadness resting on his features.
"There Is an especial cause for re
gret." be replied.
"And that is?"
"I have been suddenly made awars
nt the approach of almost certain deati
that there is one I would not leave."
Miss Crosby cast down her eyes and
waited. Barrington continued:
"Were it not for this prospect of be
ing snuffed out I could not muster
courage to tell nn heiress that, were I
permitted to live, my life would be
worthless to me without her. Since I
must die I feel privileged to do so.
Madeline. I love you."
An hour later Barrlngton left Miss
Crosby's residence, the sadness with,
which he had entered ln one respect
relieved. In another Intensified. He
knew she loved hltn and that then
was little doubt that he would be killed
in his coming encounter. Ills only
hope was that his enemy would leave
a little life iu him and that be might
The ground on which the affair wa
to take place was in n secluded spot
near Berlin. Von Ballenstein arrived,
first and found a man waiting for him,
who stepped up to U!in mid presenting
a bit of pi' per said:
"Herr Captain. I hold your note for
ir,ono marks. Before you put your
life In Jeopardy I insist on paymeut."
The captain looked annoyed as he re
plied that he could not so suddenly
raise the. amount, and that his reputa
tion for skill in such matters precluded
t likelihood that he would be even
injured. But his creditor stood firm
and. turning to u man whom be hat!
brought with him, said:
"Heir Sheriff, you will make the ar
rest." One of Von Ballenstein's seconde
stepped up and. learning of the pro
posed arrest for debt, asked the
amount of the Mil. When It was given,
him he wrote an order on his bank
for it. At the same time Barrlngton
arrived, and the captain's party were
about to measure off the ground when
the creditor produced another due bill,
this time for Ho.ihhi murks. Tbla
amount was taken care of by another
of Von Ballenstein's friends, but the
obligations kept coming. They were
I all sc
ired till !i.()O0 murks had been
disposed of. when the funds of the
party save out. Three thousand marks
remained to lie paid.
Harrington had been a silent spec
tator of these proceedings up to tbia
point, when he was Informed that the
duel must be deferred till his adversary
had returned t the city nnd arranged
for the payment of the remaining 3.(MMi
"It would be a pity tbnt Captain von
Ballenstein should le deprived of the
pleasure of killing me for the want of
so suia'l an amount. 1 have thnt
much in a letter of credit which I wlii
nvi'ke over to this bloodsucker and we
This was too much for Captain von
Ballenstein. "I not only withdraw my
challenge." he said to Barrington. "but
permit me to apologize for having
laughed at your attempt to exprea
yourself in the German language."
j Then the party returned to Brlln and
i to breakfast.
Madeline Crosby, now Mrs. Barring
ton, kept the secret of her strategic
Interference that saved ber lover. It
was supjKise'l in Berlin that Von Bal
lenstein's creditors really prevented the
fight. Harrington's offer to go se
curity for his opponent's debt that thl
captain might be permitted to ki!l hU-
was favorably coAir.iented on nnd the
latter wr.s extued by bis fellow of
ficers of the army for not making
mitK'prnent of one with such thorough
Oct. 22 in American
i H-rirst meetins between European!
and American aborigines on ltoard
ISOL'-Confederates nn-'er General W.
S. Walker and Federals led by Gen
eral .1. M. HraLinan met In a spir
ited encounter on Pocotallgo river,
S. C. Bninru-n was repulsed.
i 1V7 Justin Witior. historian mil !.
! bri:ri-Mi ef ll;:r ird university, died;
Ail the news all tne tune TUo Argus.