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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1912.
Published Dally at 16J4 Second are
fiu, Rork Ilan4. 111. Entered at the
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Wednesday, October 23, 1912.
Win with Wilson,
Why are all the lawyers support
ing Floyd Thompson?
And C. J. S'arle goes merrily on
ignoring the issue is he an elephant
or a bull moose?
One way of figuring it out is that
Mexico wants a government of bandits
by bandits fur bandits.
At any rate the Turks can't be bc-
rutted of being the guys that put the
grins In the Mot.tent grins.
Kissing is forbldd":i in public places
in Switzerland. Undoubtedly on the
ground that there Is more than enouga
daiig-r there without it.
After u. there is some'iiing to be
said in behalf of the Russian Nihil-
Ists. Tl.e fact has been revealed that
tlie rziir in addicted In writlnir rioetrv
"Harry Thaw plans again to leave
Mattcuwan." Undoubteuly j)lanning to
leave Miittcawan, Is the most cheerful
cupation to be found in Matteawan.
A 'hlnet.e iicwbpuper has just sus
pend 'ii after an existence of 1 ."'
years. I'm bably it w.is unable to get
the scores of the world's series games.
Once more is General Sherman's
definition of war vindicated. S"rvia
lias appi(ipriat"d all the automobiles
within its borders for the use of the
Kaiser Wllhelm is having ditficul
ty in reef lainiug the rniMral tenden-
ies i f ;!ie crown prince. Which re-
ills ihc f.ict that his father hud the
ha me trouble.
I'.eer with an eeg i:i it is now a pop
ular New urk drink, ('om-idering the
ggs likely to be handed e n in a beer
Faloon. is it any vond r New York
lias had 14 "homicides witliin 4S liours?
The people do rot agree with
Roosevelt that there is unythh.g
"highly aniuning" in the attempt uir
the part of flepd Or ,;.,iiiiar to take
a human life. What the people re-1
rard us "highly aiiiuMu" i.- tne aim!
to make political capital oilt of the
A Chicago itispa'rh
r of the "prt i-ri'fs!
savs the lead-
l!i" einent I
irahe no pretense .f i .met u!it:g their
elation over the pohsibie KiliHcal ef-:
feet of the MilAi.v.e shouting. Is'
li. 't that u.uking (a' l'i.l out of a
rit e. to Bay ut'thini'. of gio; Img mcr
Really, do the tax payers think it
a good ln estnieiif fj tax themselves
JH.iitti) more, for the purpose of grati
fying County J,i(lge Olmsted's ambi
tion to be el.H-ted to the irruit bench,
when they can have Charley R. Mar
shall for the n. ere act of voting for
This oampaien for state's attorney
is not a mere scramble for pub'le
ff ce : it is not a mere fight for politl-
eal parties; it
U something more-
it Is a civic fight of the people for the
l etter administration of justice. Why
t Mould Floyd V.. Thompson not be
lected uud-T these circumstances?
Floyd E. Thompson, the democratic
nominee for state's attorney, is hold
ing public meet.nps all over the coun
try under the direction cf the demo
rtic county connuicvc. Ho has the
lidersemctit of every membtr of the
committee and through their efforts
artte enthusiastic crowds of voters
f f every parly are hearing him.
IlKYAN ox it K
It may be interesting to know
Bryan's attitude toward Judge Dunne.
In his Commoner, Bryan says edi
torially: "Commoner readtrs are familiar
ith the name of Edward F. Dunne.
The Commoner has taken occasion
many times to pay d-s red tribute borders cf Bulgaria to ascertain how
to this stalwart democrat. As en 1 11- 'he war is prcgressing. It may be
Jiois judge and as m;yor of Chicago fierce and thrilling in other regions
lie showed himself faithful to public crucial test will come some
trust. As a cilixen he has been fore- whore between Adrianople. the Turk
most in every movement for the pub- 'h stronghold on the road from Bul
)ic good; as an individual he has won Far la to Constantinople, and Sofia, the
t'r affettion of all his acquaintances. Bulgarian Capital.
J.tdge Dunne is r.ov the democratic' - ...
rn.r:i.i'.ee ror governor of Iuinois. He.
out;,i: to be elected by a large major-
...-ii.H.niHiiKB oi w.
ctlitr porucs oufcht u vou fr Judietner, was recovered by the police.
Dunne, for he will dedicate bis high
est efforts to the public service."
Pl'BI.lCITY OE lOXIKIBiriOXS
Frank A. Munsey, a wealthy New
fork publisher, and understood to be
connected with the steel trust, in his
testimony before the senate commit
tee investigating campaign contribu
tions, declared himself opposed to
giving publicity to such contributions, i
This is one reason why there should j
be publicity. The secrecy of such '
contributions heretofore has enabled '
men like Harriman, Morgan, Ryan, j
Archbold and others to become the,
"invisible government," has enabled I
such men to dictate policies and to j
demand favors greatly benefitting'
themselves, but sadly injurious to the'
. plain people. These men have built ;
up fortunes through special privileges,'
which were granted in gratitude for !
heavy campaign contributions. The j
I pound of the people's flesh may not j
have been designated in the bond, but ;
it was claimed as a reward, and was
bestowed as a recognition of useful
ness in party support.
It. might not be improper to here;
recall that Munsey testified before the !
' investigating committee that he con- j
j tributf-d $118.0dO to the Roosevelt'
! campaign. i
Publicity of campaign contributions,
it is to be hoped, will put an end to I
the "Invisible government" and aid
in giving the common people of the !
horn God must love
oaiise He made so many of them a
government which shall be truly
OK COURSE SCHBAXK WIS CR- i
zv ' ' j
"Crazy," yes! Of course Shrank I
' raz as lne Historic Dea-oug. II :
he had as much sense as a "March j
hare." he would have known that it
wasn't necessary to assassinate Roose-
vclt to keep him from being president i
for a third term. He should have'
known that the American neonle !
would take care of that Nov. 5. If
anything were necessary to convince
the American people of the danger
r Koosevelt's ambition, the conduct
of himself and his supporters since
,ne shooting at Milwaukee would fur-
(Governor Wilson ia first a man and'
wum rnor nson is nrst a man, ana
afterwards a candidate. In the spirit. ,
of true manhood, and with gentle j
Courtesy he announced his intention
wf suspending his speeches until Col- j
onel Roosevelt recovered. Instead Ot :
accepting his generous action in the
spirit which prompted it. Colonel
Rooseve, and his supporters have ;
tried to capitalize the calamity by :
a...,B u,c,, n..Uu,gPurr.
with positive brutality. They have!
even gone so far as to intimate that ,
lie was driven from the platform. Men
who sympathized with Roosevelt have
become disgusted as they have watch-;
ed the staging of the drama the soft ,
lights the low music the hospital'
political bulletins the thunderous
proclamations the egotistical exag
geration of the alleged "cause" of the
One would think that Rooseve'.t had
just descended from the clouds to be
i he redeemer or a fallen race. One
would think that iti the flash of the
pisjtol shot Roosevelt had just dis
covered the wrongs which afflict this
country and no one not familiar with
history, would believe that two-thirds
of the abuses of which he complains,
had developed under his seven years
as thief executive.
Fuss and fury buncombe, inflated
The treatment which has been af
forded Governor Wilson would justi
fy his revocation of the courtesy ex
tended Colonel -Roosevelt and his
r. I "i.ti ki. Tin: kiiystom:.
The fate of the Tuiks in the war
row in progress will be determined
by the outcome of the b'lt.t'es between
the troops of the Sultan and the forces
of Rulgaria. There will be much bit
ter and bloody fight'ng in the moun
tains on the border of Montenegro. It
has already cost many lives on both
fides Important engagements will
take place between Servian and Turk
ish troops, and the Grci k wil. give
and take their share of the hard blows
struck. Rut Bulgaria will be ihe key
of the situation.
This is made certain by the sue
and strength of the Bulgarian army.
It is larger than the combined forces
of Servia. Greece and Montenegro,
counting only tratnet soldiers in every
If the Turks can defeat the
Bulgarians decisively they will be too
Ftrong for the allies as a whole. If
they can brei'k the Bu garian lines
and overrun Bulgaria they will hard -
, . , ,
ly be stopped except by the great pow
ers of Europe.
On the other hand, if the Bulbars
can hold their frontier or force t!n-ir
way into Turkish territory and stay
there, it ought then to be compara
tively easy for Servia, Greece and
( Montenegro to clear the country
southwest of Bulgaria and 60uth of
Servia and aid the Bulgarian army
in driving the Ottoman forces back;
toward Constantinople. At the outset j
the scene of action is much nearer the j
. - t . .' .i i a
.-uuaus capuai on uie nu.garia.i ,roa -
tier man it is aujwnert eise.
lurKs ieei mar mere is meir cu.ei
and most imminent danger and there
they are using their strongese army.!
For these reasons it is necessary
to watch the course of events on the
Minneapolis The body of Anthony
G.rvey. who Jumped off the Franklin
aenue triage into the Mississippi
"My small nephew learned a lesson '
the other dav " declared the iolly fat !
; uncle of a 4-year-old lai.
"He's a notional boy. you know, and j
likes to have his own way which is ;
natural. He has to be disciplined if
he's going to amount to anything. He's
got to learn to respect people and c;r-lup to me.
cumsrr.nces, and it's up to his parents; "'Uncle,' said he.
and me to do the teaching in his
impressionable years. Show me a boy
be-,that rows "P iDto a se!f,su- consid- j
erate man who is a brute to women.
and I'll show you a boy that wasn't
brought up right at home. I
"But about that little incident. He i
"as a ckild'8 rocker that he's been fond
cf tipping over. When it's tipped over i
tne Pmted ends of the rockers are up
in ice air jusi aooui on a level wnu nis '
face go that .f he gtumbled or fell ,
against them, he'd be in line for a bad ;
hurt to say nothing of us older folks j
Bt'ng a bad fall. j
"We told him several times not to
turn that rocker over. His parents j
THE POLITICAL TRUCE AND AFTER
(Chicago Record-H. raid. ) j
Only three weeks of the political j
campaign remained when Mr. Uoose- i
, . - .. '
velt waB snoi. Willi tne ena OI tne
great struggle so near there was in-;
cr-asing sound and fury in the ora-
,nrl.., hattlec nn.r,tmn. -,r he. !
Qg ma(je everywhere for the old famil-!
iur u.hr1-lnrt finUh anri then .Inhnl
Schranki a man insignilicant, un-!
known of fei.ble mindt save the Big. .
na, for a trucp which cauB?d nUllions
t(J gtart back appane(j and Sorrov !
A very me?n instrument thus sud-
denly compelled a revulsion of feel-
ing that could not have been brought '
about by the abh'st of party leaders,
Much is made of the fact that some righteousness in one set of leaders
slight obstruction wholly contempt-' or one set of followers. Our political
ib e In itself may stop and shatter i angels and devils are creatures of the
the most elaborate mechanism, but no imagination. If we accepted the char
illustration of the sort could equal j acter sketches of one side we should
in impressiveness the effect that we
have seen produced on the mind and
soul of a people by the act. of the.
wretched assassin. , ;
The result would havf been the '
same if President Taft or Governor ;
Wilson had been the person attacked, '
and so far as the deed can be explain- j
ed by the violence and unfairness
of our political discissions either -
one of them might have been the vie-
tim. Though, there are cases of ex-;
ceptional courtesy in such conflicts
(Chi. auo j.uir-iai.i t
Senator Joseph M. Dixon of Mon- '
tana, manager of the bull moose cam-
naign. continues to herate everyone
w ho will riot come to his call a3 "re- ,
Judged by the record. Senator Dixon1
is himself the biggest reactionary now promises. In votes, he is one with Aid
in public life. j rich, Dalzell and Reed Smoot.
Sioux City, Iowa While conducting
tee funeral of Mrs. Frieda Giau, J. E.
Westcou, for years an undertaker, was
stticken with hcurt tailare and died.
St. Joseph, Mo. C. E. Dawson, a
fa. uier of Skidmore, was fined $2M in
the federal court for selling hi s af
fected W ith cholera on the St. Joseph
San Francisco Iu tow of the steam -
! ... . .. .. ,.
! er Watson the coastwise liner ( amino
ai lived from Portland, Ore. It had
lest a propeller in a gale and summon -
ed aid by means of wireless calls
Washington The department cf ag
riculture will experiment at Bethseda,
Md., with view of determining the
cause of the recent epidemic w hich
ki'ned thousands of horses in Kansas
Washington An Australian comrnis-
sion of agricultural experts, after en
, ,rpecljon tour of the Cnited States.
v ill recommend to the home govern-
c)t.nt ,t, adoptlon of the American
,,h,K f entile tirk
Sallca, Kan. Mrs. W. R. Cox, who
was found unconscious in her home af-
ter being shot, told the police she had
been fired on by a close friend, Mrs.
Curl Ward, who a short time later
f hot herself and jumped Into a cistern,
! Xew York A messenger boy return-
int- to the office of W. C. Laugley &
; Co.. 10 Wall street, said he had lost
$f 3.000 worth of securities intrusted to
him. Fifty minutes later Johannes
Psbst and Edward Fatran. also
tsfeet mesieLgers, who had found the
scolded him for doing it. But he seem
ed to delight in going contrary to our
"The other evening both his father
and mother gave him a good scolding
after he had tipped it over. They set
the rocker right and commanded him
to leave it alone, he little" rascal im
mediately went and tipped it right
"His dad thought the time had come
for a spanking. But here's where uncle
"'Hold.' said I, righting the rocker
again. " e re not going to scoia jonn
I nie any more. We aren't even going
jto spank him. Johnnie is going to tip
! this rocker over just once more.'
"Whereupon Johnnie did. Then he
stood up and grinned at me.
"Whereupon uncle simply took hold
of the rocker, opened the front door
ami fl-rexi- tha T-rteL-cr outdoors
..j w,,h ym cou,d havp geen that
youngster's face! He didn't say a
word and he was all-mighty silent until
bedtime came around. Then he came
'I love you.'
vour chair bad;,
" 'Do you want
Johnnie?' I asked.
"'Oh, yes. uncle
I'll be a good boy.'
'Well.' sfdd I. 'I think you will. I
think you won't trouble papa and mam-
ma and uncle again by tipping over the
rocker. So I'm going to let you have
"I did. I brought it in before he
went to bed. He sat in it, very grave-
iv, ior a moment, anu not once since
has he yielded to the temptation to tip
"Tell you what it's object lessons,
not words, that impress the youthful
mind. I believe in example, not preach-
ing or scoWing."
moderation is never the ru'.e, and
- with the speedy recovery of Mr.
Roosevelt there will be a disposition
in all the ranks to fie-ht nn with rp.
- r " -
newed vigor. But renewed vigor
nepd not mean renewed vlruience,
and it. would seem that we might re-
fleet nn tho tmco na on airi tr. a Knnrf
It should eertalnlv heln tr. renlWo
that our differences of opinion lead
,0 many jUuBion8 as regards both
nipn and nleasures. We all reaKy
want the same thing, good government
!and emclent agents of government.
And as advocates we have about the
same measure of good and bad in
our make-up whichever party we may
belong to. There is no monopoly of
vote one way in a truly overwhelming!
Rut there are differences that are
important enough without going into
the realms of the imagination. And
these may be discovered in facts and I
records, and the lessons of experience I
rather than in eulogies, diatribes andj
colored statements. A sound judg-
ment is impossible unless many mis- j
leading claims, charges and assertions.
masses of irrelevant stirtT, are cleared
He voted with Ahirich 120 times in
the making cf the present tariff of
abominations, the tariff whose passage
marked the real division between
standpatters and progressives in the
Senator Dixon is. progressive only in I
lott package, returned it intact. They
v t re rewarded.
Butte, Mont. Tour robbers murder-
ed Tony Sego and then fought over his
. mcney. Two of them were fatally
vour.dcu and another was hurt. The
fourth escaped with ij ego's $200. I
Raltiinore A. B. Young, a New Y'ork
btock broker, the only one of seven
deiendar.ts found guilty of misii.se of
: t lie- mails in the sale of Potomac Re
: firing company's stock, whs sentenced
to 3 ii days in jail and pay a fine of
j Philadelphia John Thompson
; negro, left the Pennsylvania hospital i
v eil and strong after nine stitches had
t.f tn taken in his heart. He was stah
btd in the heart in a quarrel 77 days
! ego was operated on within two hours;
an.' the wound was sewed up.
I Eiule Falls, N. Y'. A continuation
'of the examination of Mayor Dunn of j
Sf htnectady, who was arrested when j
; he tried to address a meeting of strik-;
e-s. was granted by Recorder Collins, j
District Attorney Schmidt announced
he intended to prosecute the mayor
ii'd his socialist companions.
Minneapolis A large trust fund to
maintain at Thompson, Conn., after;
. the death of the widow, a memorial I
f:ee high school, which he founded sev-1
era! years ago, and a fund of $10,000
; for free beds in the Winona, Minn., j
' general hospital are provided for In
the will of Jacob F. Tourtellotte. The f
j widow is given t2.500 a month. '
! Train Rcbber Declared Sane.
: New Orleans. Oct. 23 How ard Ed
wards, charged with robbing a Louis-
ville & Nashville mail train at Michaud
all ; Sept 4. was declared sane by a jury In
j the United States court.
Hr nXJtCAJt ft. JMITH
gOME persons will never be satis
fied with their transportation sys
tem until it gives coupons redeemable
in crayon portraits.
The man who can't hold a Job some- j
times has the good sense to marry a
woman who can. !
The childless couple often And that
their dogs and parrots furnish them
the cause for quarrel with their neigh
bors that their childlessness denies
When the small boy has to be driven
off to school in the morning you may
be sure that he has been left off the
Possibly there are Judges who would
like to recall their own decisions.
A good looking married man is usu
ally so busy noticing what the femi
nines of his acquaintance nre doing
that his wife has plenty "of time to
Many a person has labored hard to
get into the limelight only to hud that
it partakes uncomfortably much of the
nature of the searchlight.
Hustle tip with your swatting. The
open season for flies wil soon be over.
There is no use trying to convince
man who has made up bis mind. Leave
the matter entirely to his wife.
A self made man frequently needs al
terations. Breaking a Habit.
Some day I'll smoke my last cigar..
Will throw the stub away
And -five without the nasty weed.
But not today.
I know It Isn't worth the while.
That smoking does me harm.
And surely I'll be man enough
To break the charm.
It Is a useless waste of cash.
Upon my wape a drain.
To break away would wisdom be.
That seems quite plain.
What Is the sense. I'd like to know,,
Of burning up the weed?
The money thus consumed might g
To things I need.
There's not a single argument
In favor of the stuff
No person will contend there Is
But still I puff.
The habit la a selfish one.
For others It annoys.
The best that It can bring me Is
As nothing can be said for It
I'll quit the weed. 1 vow.
I'll resolutely cut it out.
But not lust now.
"Maude seems to be using a different !
hair dye and complexion."
"Her aunt gave her a lavender suit,
and Maude thought It easier to chance
her hair aud complexion than to
change the suit."
"What is the matter with the Blues
and the Greens?"
"The children. I think."
"Youngsters been scrapping?"
"No. but the little Blue girl asked the
little Green girl where her mother
bought her complexion, aud the little
Green girl snid she didn't know, but
mamma said it was awful dangerous
to use hair dye. Now the women dou't
Hard to Decide.
"Mary is having a terrible time."
"She doesn't know whether to send
Ted home at 10 or let him stay later
and lose her beauty sleep "
Then It Is Different.
"How expressive these old saying
"Which one for Instance?"
"A short horse Is soon curried."
"Unless he kicks."
"What sort of a fellow is he?"
"A good all round man."
"All round what?"
All round a square meal, for oa
"Do you like Ketry. Miss Ethel?"
Well. It depends a little upon tbrt
' man who reads it to me.
He thought that kissing wasn't right;
That irerms were on the lip;
That one might there contract dla
Who stooped to take a sip
But when he saw the maiden
He knew, and at a glance.
Whate'er might be the danger.
That ha would take a cbaoc.
I No Room For Doubt,
j Railroad Attorney You are sure It
' w our filer that killed your mule?
; What makes you so positive? Ratti
! He duD licked ebry other train ou de
Th. -men ,r nstun. w nimr. . flow.
j tr. Oliver Wendell Holme.
At It Again.
A Broken Leg By Syland Bell.
Copyrighted. 1912. by Associated Literary liureau.
My interview with Edith's father
was a stormy one He gave uie to J
understand that 1 could have no j
H inr-htor nt hi- th-it if I iwriimlpil i
i Edith to marry me without bis con
! sent he would never reeoguize either
i of us any more than if we were stran-
gers to him. and that the results of
0i,r f0nv d Edith's ingratitude must
t. endured without any assistance
whatever from hiiu.
"What kind or a young man are
you." be thundered, "for a gentleman
to give his daughter toV As poor as a
church mouse, you have come here iu
hired carriage to see me."
"Yes." 1 retorted, "and I'll go away
In the carriage in which I came."
"And I hope you'll stay away."
We turned our-nacks npou each oth
er, he to go into another room. 1 to
go out and get into the cab. 1 saw
Edith at un upper wiudow with a
pained expression ou her face. She
kissed "her hand to me. and I waved
mine to her. Then I got into the cab.
shut the door with a bung and was
As it happened I sat down on ttie
left Ride of the carriage, whereas 1 j
had come on the right side. The seat
was uneven, but 1 was too hot from
my recent iuterview to uotice it for
some time. Preseutly without getting
my mind off the latter 1 eudeavored to
arrange the former. The hump re
mained. I arose and lifted the cush
ion. There lay a package about seven
Inches long by three wide, the wrapper
being brown paper. I was not so ab
sorbed In having been refused the
girl I loved but that I removed it and
revealed a package of bank bills. The
one on top was of the denomination of
$100. The next was $1,000. the next
$500, and so on of mixed denomina
tions to the end. I counted $.10,000 in
Here was a find a big find a deuced
nig una. it wouiu oe impossiuie iu
give the confusion or tnongnts pass-
Ing through my mind. I had stumbled
upon the wherewithal to recoup.
Edith would yet be mine. Would the
owner of the bills turn up? What
would be the outcome? These were a
few of the flashes upon my brain, but
give only a faint picture of the fur
moil there. 1 can only say In Justice
to myself that almost Instantly all
gave way to the fact that the money
was not mine and its owner must be
During the next few days I bought
every newspaper issued In the city
where I lived and bad found the bills,
not doubting that their loss would be
advertised. When the next morning
after I had found them I saw no no
tice of them I was surprised. When
ou the second morning no notice ap
peared I was astonished, and on the
third morning, having gone through
with a dozen newspapers without find
ing what I looked for, I was amazed.
On the morning of the eighth day I
received a telegram from my college
chum, Henry narker:
Come at once. The position 13 vacant
and cannot remain so forty-eight hours.
This -was iu response to a letter 1
had written a few days before to Har
ker. who had succeeded his father as
president of a large manufacturing es
tablishment, asking him to give me a
job. I aiu not one to go back on my
proposition and began at once my
hurried preparation to leave. But
what should I do with the bills I had
found? Acting on the principle "the
least said the soonest mended." 1 had
kept the mutter to myself and the
money under lock and key, I being the
only one who knew where. I must
act at once. I thought of depositing
tin! bills in a bank. No; thai wouldn't
do at all. I if t y Ibousnud dollars of a
strauger's money iu one's possession
involved danger. It might hind the
fiiftler in jail. To give it t a friend
for safe keepin
would require deposit-
lug the secret with him at the same
I spent hours turning over diiTer
cnt plans and finally settled on the
following: I went to a safety deposit
company and rented a bo. It was the
last thing I did before taking a train,
and 1 was iu a dreadful hurry. My
plan was to use an assumed name, but
In the lilirrv of iii'eriMrn' ion I ti.nl not
i wWvA ,, ., ,,,,. Wll).u he (.us.
todian. an old man. tool; out bis hook
and asked "What naineV" I gave him
the first that came into my head - 1 1ns
tavus 11. ill Williams. He wrote it
down: handed me the key lo the ,d;
went with me to the vault. I put
invay the bills, turned the key aud for
the first time since 1 had found them
Hnrker put me lu a position that I
bad not been prepared to fill. He said i
lie knew I could learn Ibe duties in 1 i
weut along. I did learn Ibetu. hut my ;
mind was (ied on them to the e:ic!n :
siou of everything else 1 tlnuuht of i
the fortune locked up In the safe dc
posit - company once In awhile, but '
since there was nothing concerning it
to think about more than when I left
it in mental dnelliuirs noon it v.erei
j v v brU.f ,, j(.KS ,fIlll )es fn.,1(.llt. '
1 bad paid a year's rental for the !n !
and given an address that did not esi-t. (
So I w.-M riot, troubled with any ccin
' .' ' ' '
. Inniiii)atji.iiri Frnrii tlm i.nniriinr ti. m.
To tell the truth, t was more inter
ested in Edith Ford than in some one
else's money which bad fallen iuto ti.y
possesslou and whk-b instead of U-ing
a blessing was a burden. Harker ud
vonced me rapidly.
Edith remained true to me. at.d lier
father, having been agreeably dis.ip
pointed fu tne, consented lo our mar
riage. All was ready for the nuptials
when one dav a shabby man with a
bnngdog look about him came Into
the offcee and asked to see me.
"ThiK is Mr. George Winchell?" he
"That's my name."
ne took a dirty papeY from his pock
et, to which he referred, and snid:
"On th jvth ut November, li . John
Klynn. driving cab No. "S. took tip a
fare nt the door of the University club
and drove the' gentleman to -Iti Sum
"Never tuind the rest of that." I
said. "Tell if you are looking for any
thing th:it was lost."
The man appeared ill nt ens,?. "I'loase
don't speak so loud. sir. If you are tlu
man who wns driven that day In that
cab from the University club to"
"I was i Jo on."
"You may have found a package of
At this point the mnn hesitated, aud.
seeing that he was not getting on with
his revelatiou. I took him to a private
room and snid:
"Now. out with it."
After much trouble 7 learned that he
had got the money I had found from
a gentleman t. carry somewhere and
had hired a c:ib for the purpose. Not
daring to take the bills out of the enh
when he alighted, fenrinii an arrest,
he left it uti'ler the scat, taking note of
the call's number. Ih was arrested
for having stolen an overcoat and was
sent to prison for a year. He hud re
cently been discharged, some time hav
ing been taken off his stay for good be
havior, and had communicated with
the man from whom he had sot the
bills, and tht two had set about trac
ing them. The person who had employ
ed him to carry the money was a cash
ier of some institution, from which he
had purloined it.
1 had had enough of the matter and
ngreed to a plan by which the amount
could be returned to Its rightful own
ers, they paying the rascals a small
sum and guaranteeing their Immunity
from prosecution. All the details had
been arranged when it occurred to me
that I had rented the box in which 1
had deposited It iu a fictitious name.
What name? I could no more re-
mamhor tti'in T ennlil reoent till hook
As soon as I could get away from
my duties I took a train for my for-
' mcr home and on arrival drove to the
snfe deposit company and asked for
the custodian. A young man stepped
forward, and I asked for the old gen
tleman who had rented me a box about
a year liefore. He had died five months
ago and the young man had beeu put
in his place.
My story as to the renting of the
box was told -that 1 had not given
my own tin me and bad forgotten the
assumed one. I was informed that 1
would find the number of the box on
my key. but I replied that, having
been fearful of losing the key, I had
put it in a very safe place, but wuer
I bud also forgotten.
Then the custodian looked grave.
The money must remain where it was
till I produced the name or the key.
What was I to do? 1 had acknowl
edged that I had found the lost bill
and still had them in my possession; I
was bound to restore them, and If 1
didn't 1 would be sued for them and
likely prosecuted crimiually. Being
about to be married. I was iu an, ag
ony of fear lest the matter should
come out and be printed in the news
papers on the eve of my wedding.
1 wept to Harker. who was mora
like a brother to me than an emi4oy
er. and told him of the tlx I was In.
While be was ready to do anything for
me iu his power, there seemed to be
nothing definite for him to do. He
could not help showiir; a slight suspi
cion. This revealed to me that my
story was not very credible. 1 was in
agony. Meanwhile the parties con
cerned began to prow suspicious of
Then I was fold thr.t If 1 didn't
pay over the money at once I would
be arrested. I realized that I must
raise S."il).(i(i( or go to Jail, besides
losing Editli. I asKed how long a time
1 would be given for the purpose ami
WMS ,old that I could have a week. I
laid the matter before Harker, and hN
affection for me conquered his doubts
nnd his Indisposition to pay out for
me $7.(i.iHMl that he might never get
back. lie drew a chock, for the money,
payable to lne. anil I turned it over to
the persons who were hounding me.
But I realized that a wedge had been
introduced between me nnd Harker
that would not be removed until I
could return the money he had put up
A few days before ti e wedding J
wet f on u visit to Edith to confess to
her the ineii'ius resting upon me. I
told her the tory. to whh h she listen,
ed eagerly and. when I had finished,
"I womb-r If what I have upstair
that you sent me long ago has Any
thing to do with tin' matter."
"What did I send you Y'
Instead of replying she left me and
in a few minutes returned with a box
of trinket-, through v.h.'ch vhe began
to hunt '1 here were bits of old Jew
elry and odds and end- of a!l kinds.
Presently sh- look oi;t a little tint bit
of metal Willi irregular teeth on one
side. I made a di-e for It. and. hold
ing It up. 1 saw stamped on It the
number "!'. Then, like a Mash.' I re-tne:ulM-red
bavins lent a duplicate key
of ni.r fafe deposit box I had been
! given two - to Edith to keep fjir me in
case I sik.uu lose u ,e I retained.
I ..... ....
Oct. 23 in American
17S1 News of the surrender of Cnra
wnlli.s to Genera! Wa-hinitou at
Vorktown reached Philadelphia,
then the seat of government. The
wat'-limim' -i cry was. "Past 2
o'clock, nnd Cornwall! is taken!"
1WI.V-Jerry Simpson, former ccngiexu
tnan and nded Populist leader.
I -ii. ,1 . i ...... ic e
lll-'l . I'I'i u j.. i .
10fK - Henry Erben. rear adi.'.lral, U.
S. N.. retired, died- 1S.':2.
news hV. the time Tfca