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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1912.
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Friday, November 1, 1912.
Ae the aatioaai rampaiga dram to muh disappointment owing to the fact
eteee It ta evMrat, from report Hi all i that neither Judge Dunne nor Judge
eaarcea of laforatatloa, that Wood row Stringer was able to be present, the
WlUo will aweep the rouatry aad j explanation made by Hon. Samuel Al
trlampaaatly elected preeldcat. By the j scbuler was accepted as all sufficient,
aame alas Judge e. v. Duaae win he . and the eloquent addresses made by
elected areieraor of Illlaola. The oaly Mr. Alachuler, F. S. Childs and D. J.
daaa-er to the aareeea of the democratic Normoylo carried such Convincing
ticket, actional, etate aad otherwise, force that all who attended feltv well
a la the poaaibie failure of mar votrra j repaid, realizing that they had spent
remiss oat oa rlectloa day aad ra.tlng i a ITlCSt profitable evening.
thHr haiieta. I Mr. Alschuler'g address made here
The fceiiaa; of eertaiaty of the eicc-
tleai of Coreraor Wllaoa aaay have a
teadcacy to rauee aomc votrra to ore
led to o to the poll, la the hellrf that
Wltooa la aare of eleetloa and that their
ladlvldaal ballot may not be needed.
Over -collide r u the oaly thin; and not only made votes for the guber
whirh caa eadaacrr democratic auccnw natorial nominee, but strengthened the
thia year. : hold Mr. Alschuler has upon the pec-
Let every democrat taad ap aad be ' pie of this Section of Illinois.
coasted, and ahare la the areat victory.
It la -erell to bear la mind, too, that
there la a aeparate Judicial ballot la Ibla
conn t y that abonld not kr overlooked.
Vote for yoar candidate for circuit
Win with Woodrow Wilson.
Elect E. L. Werts to the legislature. ,
. : I
If you are with
Win with Wilson.
us vote with us.
Vote for Dunne and the entire dem
ocratic state ticket.
Send Tnvenner, the friend of the
people, to congress.
Elect a physician coronrr.
C. J. Meyer is the man.
Wilson seeks to serve, not to dic
tate. Put your trust in hlra.
Make Floyd E. Thompson Rock Is
land county's next state's attorney.
Put new men on guard at the court
houHe. Elect the entire democratic
Elect C. B. Marshall circuit Judge,
and nave the taxpayers of Rock Island
cof.ity between fl.imo and $S,000.
Stand up and be counted. Your bal
lot Is a certificate of faith and con
fidence that Wilson will appreciate.
The slogan has been sounded
throughout the land "Win with Wil
son, and the people will answer "We
Wilson Is free-handed, unhampered
and unbound. If he 1 elected, as
surely h will b. he will belone in
'., rrr-. .
Put Thompson. Blankcnburg. Meyer,
Sommpnion, Hubbart and Gustafson' in
the county offices and get a new deal
- and a square deal.
Wilson i says turn the government
, back into the hands of the people. It
v is for the people to respond, and take
possession of their own.
For these, many years has Kaieer
Wllhelm been accused of looking for
-ar and at last he has found it. He
is trying to oust the Standard Oil
Doubtless there are men in Chica
go who would like to put Jack John
, son in such a condition that he
wouHl need a liberal application of
the white man's soap.
"Resolve to live a hundred years
and you will do it." declares a St
Louis physician. Put being a physi
velan he ought to know that good res
olutions axe easily broken.
r Judging by the number of proclam
: stlons being put forth by the Balkan
' kings, some enterprising salesman of
American typewriters must have been
through that region recently.
Milk makes an excellent tonic for
, the hair, according to the prima don
na who discovered the $15,000 lump
of ambergris. These press agents do
bare to work hard for their money.
WILflOS RALLY DAY TO BE A
. NATIONAL EVENT.
VJ From all parts of the country come
. entauslaaUo reports about the prep-
a rat! on being made for Wilson rally
dsy, Not. J. Thia event, unique In
f the history of American politics, bids
fiilr to attract world-wide attention.
The message from Governor Wilson
. J to be read by thousands of orators
from as many thousand platforms in
cities, towns and rural precincts. It
is a masterful appeal to the better
selves of American citizens, irrespec
tive of party affiliations, and a pres
entation of the leading Issues before
the public today.
Remarkable as his utterances have
been in this campaign, it Is no exag
geration to say that the rally day
speech will rank as the greatest of
them alL A week ago copies were
sent, under the seal of confidence, to
state, county and precinct commit
teemen and clubs to thousands of
women's organizations, and to all
newspapers. It is brand new, and is
Governor Wilson's final word In this.
his victorious campaign.
In Rock Island the Wilson rally
day exercises will occur at democrat
1c headquarters in the Rock Island
house tomorrow evening, when the
Wilson and the Dunne clubs will Join.
THE RALLY FOR DUX MS.
Last right's rally for Dunne and the
democratic state, as well as national,
judicial, congressional and legislative
tickets, at the Illinois theatre was like
the two preceding big meetings In
Rock Island during the campaign a
fine success. The theatre was filled
with an attentive and enthusiastic au
dience. While there was naturally
In Rock Island, where he has so many
friends and admirers, was elonuent
and beautiful. It was the address of a
man who is true to his former rival in
a great state contest. His praise of
Judge Dunne was genuine and sincere
i Mr. Childs' talk was of the whlrl
I wind variety, a rich and rare discus
rion of democratic doctrine and the
fallacies of the republican pretenses,
that brought the tariff home to the
I men and women who heard him. ' D.
I J. Normoyle, to whom peculiar inter
j est attaches by reason of his Rock 1s
iland relatives, made a deep impres-
6n by his earnestness and force, and
hs unanswerable argument in behalf
of democratic candidates, state and
THK COLONEL AND THE TRUSTS.
It has been ahown repeatedly that
Colonel Roosevelt left the Morgan
trusts the "good trusts" Immune to
prosecution in the seven and one-half
years he was in the White house.
He started a few actions against
other trusts, but let strictly alone "the
friendly Morgan interests."
It has developed in the senate's
investigation that "the frtendly Mor
gan interests" generously, even lavish
ly financed the Roosevelt camnalen
In 1904, and that Cortelyou, who had
stepped from the bureau of corpora
tions and the treasury department to
the chairmanship of the national re
publican committee, that year collect
ed 73.5 of all the contributions from
corporations over which he had and
over which the Roosevelt administra
tion, if returned to power, would have
power of life or death.
Little wonder, in view of these
facts that Senator La Follette is able
to point to the Roosevelt record In
relation to the trusts in derision an!
scorn. Little wonder that we find
him saying in a new chapter of his
"If Perkins (United States steel)
contributed to Roosevelt's campaign
it must have been because Roose
velt's treatment of trusts In the past
was, and his promised treatment of
trusts in the future Is, so very satls-
factory to Perkins that ho willinely
j Put money into the campaign as an
j investment. Cary (United States
I steel). Davison, Morgan's partner
j (more United StateB steel) and oth-
j "rB underwrote Roosevelt's campaign
"It will be the impartial verdict of
history that Roosevelt, as president
could have saved the people from the
appalling conditions which confront
us today if all the power of this great
government had been put forth to en
force the anti-trust law. Five or six
prosecutions a year dragging along
at a snail's pace was little more than
notice to the business things that
they might proceed to set up their
authority against the government and
extend their dominion over trade and
"When Roosevelt became president
there were 149 combinations and
trusts. Including railways, the entire
149 having a total stork and bond Is
sue of only $3,874,000,000. When he
left the White house there were 10,
020 of these monster plants in com
bination with a total capitalization of
$31,672.000,000 more than 70 per
cent of which was water."
The Roosevelt trust record is one
of bluff and bluster. He thundered
in the index, he did nothing In the
book of performance. And he Is be
fore the people today proposing that
the trusts shall rot be dissolved, but
their existence legalized, and that
they shall be "supervised" In the pub
lic's interest, in much the same man
ner presumably, as the tariff was re
vised in the consumer's Interest And
at. the back of Colonel Roosevelt are
Gary. Perkins and Morgan, patriots
alL whose dearest wish Is the deliver
ance of the people from bondage to
the trusts. Selah!
An Offer Declined.
Dr. rrtai, the favorite medical at
tendant of Louis XVm. of France,
waa offered an nnusual reward for b!s
services. Having cured 'Vestris of a
re lllneaa. the famous dancing
-master said to bSau "Ml
t y . v i
JTST AS EASY TO LOVE A RICH
As long as they remain single,
three daughters of a woman who re
cently died will receive the income
of $60,000. according to the terms of
their mother's will.
It's a sensible will.
No. It doesn't put a premium on
splnsterhood, as would appear at first
thought. It Is a protection to the
three girls, who are thus saved from
being the victims of men who find it
"just as easy to love a rich girl aa
a poor one."
The Income of each girl is not par
ticularly large, in this instance. But
it is enough to tempt many a man,
and the girl who might marry In the
fond belief that she was beloved would
discover after marriage that it. was her
income, not the light in her eyes,
which had led the suitor on.
So much Is said about the girl who
marries for money. A great deal
more ought to be said about the man
who is looking for a girl with prop
erty. Perhaps every little shopgirl Is look
ing for a millionaire husband. It Is
Just as true that every ten-dollar-a-
I should never dream of offering you
money. Between artists there can be
no dealings except those of gratitude.
To demonstrate mine, I will give you
a valuable hint as to your deportment.
I have often noticed that you have a
most ungraceful way of carrying your
self. I can remedy that in a few les
sons and teach you how to enter a
sick room in such a way as to please
the most exacting patient. We can
begin now if you like." Much to the
amaxement of Vestris. Portal declined
this offer and so lost the esteem of
his illustrious patient
The Old Crook's Advice to His Bril
liant Young Pupil.
"All this easy talk about 'honest'
graft," Bald an author, "makes me
tired. There isn't any such thing.
'Honest' graft is on a par with the
point of view of an incorrigible old
crook I ran across when I was doing
police work ou a Chicago paper years
ago. The venerable reprobate had a
son about eighteen years old. wbom
he had carefully trained to follow in
his own footsteps. They lived togeth
er, and every night the old man used
to make the boy fork over the pro
ceeds of the day's pocketpicking, al
lowing him Just enough to live on.
"Finally -the young crook began to
reVel Inwardly, and one nlpht. after a
particularly good day's haul, he secret
ly pawned a diamond acarfpln and
kept the money himself lie gave the
old thief the rest of the swag, how
ever, and It was so goodly a pile that
he opened his heart and handed the
astonished boy $5 and told him to go
to a prizefight or somewhere and en
Joy himnelf. So the boy began to put
on hi only glad rag. But be seemed
strangely silent and distraught The
old man noticed it and demanded to
know what was the matter and if the
$3 wasn't enough, and po on.
"Suddenly the lsd burst into tears.
'GuT'nor be sobbed. 'I ain't no right
to this five spot. Here's $10 I got on a
pin today, and I was goin to hold it
out on yon.'
"The old crook took the money and
gazed with sadness upon his child.
Son.' he said, 'I want to tell you one
thing. Take It from me. folks that
gets money that way will never, never
come to no good.' " Xew York World.
The Use to Which Baobab Trees Are
Put In Africa.
People of the Kordofan province,
Africa, one baobab trees as reservoirs
for the scanty water of that district
The trees have to be prepared care
fully for ttla use. The large branches
are first cut off near the trunk. If this
Is not done the trunk is apt to split as
soon as it is hollowed out A bole Is
cut In the trunk, generally Just above
s branch. ,whlch serves as a platform
for the man who is filling the tree, and
the Interior U hollowed out Round
the bottom of the tree a shallow basin
some twenty or thirty feet in diameter
Is made. In which the rainwater col
lects. As soon as there is s storm the
people go ont snd fill their trees. The
water so stored remains perfectly good
until the end of the next hot weather
or even longer. A few trees, naturally
hollow, have s bole st the top between
the branches snd fill themselves, the
branches catching the water and act
ing as gutters- These are called "la
gat" and are highly valued.
The system gives a cistern twenty
feet high and from eight to ten feet or
even more In diameter. Owing to the
labor Involved In preparing and filling
the trees water is usually bought and
sold, and on the main roads where
there Is much trade, as between Na
iad and Jebel el Hills on tbe way to
El rasher, tbe capital of Darfnr. the
people do a regular trade by supplying
merchants and travelers with waur.
The bucket, called "dilwa." con
sists of a rlere of leather suspended
fcj strings six Inches lonji. from a piece
week clerk hopes to some day attract
the eye of a rich woman, old or young.
pretty or ugly, who will be so fas
cinated by his manly charms that she
will shower affection and luxuries up
Of course the little ehopgirl takes
what Ehe can get, in time It's usually
Henry of the "black goods" or some
body like that and makes a devr.tei
wife. But Algernon hates to stop
dreaming, so he waits until his bald
spot can't be hidden any longer, ani
the girls begin to turn him down as
an escort Then he takes what he
can get, too usually an abandoned
spinster who will put up with any
thing that will provide a home.
But even Algernon Isn't the only
one who Is looking for a wife w-ho
will bring him something. With the
Influx of foreigners, we're getting
their ideas, and one of those ideas
is that a man should marry a girt
who. .at least, baa prospects. The-
girl who is good and pretty and poor
still has a chance to make a real love
match. But her chance is getting
slimmer every year. Our most re
spectable young men are looking for
girls with fathers who have the
wherewithal to make a substantial
wilL Or they are looking for busi
ness girls who have saved a nest-egg
or who are willing to continue their
vocation after marriage.
And so it was a wise mother who
made the will which deprives her
daughters of their Income from her
property, if they marry. She has as
sured them an income in single bless
edness, or a marriage free from mer
The man who marries a girl, think
ing she has nothing but herself and
her sweetness and loving service to
give him, marries her because he
loves her, and a marriage for any
other reason is a hollow mockery.
or wooer Bent m a circle, to which the
rope used for drawing the water is
fastened by three or four strings. On
reaching th bottom of the well the
leather opeau out and collects the wa
ter, however little there may be. Chi
tho Heat Literally Turns the
Grain Inside Out.
A grain of popcorn is filled with
tightly packed starch grains. The in
terior of the grain is divided into a
large number of cells, each of which
may be likened to a tiny box, the falls
whereof are sufficiently strong to with
stand considerable pressure from with
in. Upon the application of heat the
moisture present in each little box is
converted into steam that finally es
capes by explosion.
To obtain a satisfactory popping
there is required a Very hijeh degree of
heat This causes the greater part of
the cells to explode simultaneonsly.
The gfi?' of coru then literally turns
Inside ... and is transformed into a
relatively large mass of snow white
If corn be old and dry it will not
pop satisfactorily. A few cells near
the center of the grain may burst
but the general result will be unsatis
factory. At the base of the kernels.
where they are attached to the cob,
the cells appear to be driest and it
has been observed that these cells are
seldom broken in the popping.
Tractically all the popcorn raised
for market in this country comes from
New England. Great quantities of It
are popped, buttered and packed for
sale all over the United States. j
T;? Suttcr.rioie of Coat.
The buttonhole in one's "oat does
not owe Its origin to the once- univer
sally worn flower, but to our ances
tors' habit of buttoning their coats
right up to the neck. Fashion changed.
the coat was turned back, forming
what the tailor calls the "lapel," and
the buttonhole was utilized for the
flower, which old portraits tell us was
before this time tucked into the waist
coat near the waist, or if a belt were
worn, in the belt The primitive use
of the buttonhole is still seen in the
overcoat, which has a companion but
ton on the other side for use in rough
weather. London Chronicle.
Those who have plaster casts that
they wish to preserve may protect them
from dust by brushing them with a
preparation of white wax and white
soap, half a teaspoonful of each boil
ed with a quart of rain or other soft
water. Use when cold, snd when they
are dried the casts may be wiped with
a damp cloth without injury. To hard
en casts brush with a strong solution
of alum water and brush with white
wax dissolved in turpentine. Put the
cast in a warm place to dry after using
tbe latter, and It will have a look not
unlike that of old ivory.
Had to Creep.
"Why do yon say 'A blush crept over
the face of the fair plaintiff?" asks
"Because." explains the society edi
tor, "there was so much powder on her
face tbe blush had to creep or else it
would raise too much dustr
The Clever Ones.
Griggs Some men are born great.
others achieve greatness. Briggs Yes:
snd others simply have tbe trick of
making other people think they're '
"Didn't I tell you that when to
met a man In bard luck yon ought to aome remarkably expensive gowns hers
greet him wtlh a smile?" said the wise ln Par!l "
and good counselor. '. j "Yes. but what's the use? Few pw
"Yes." replied the flinty souled per-! P1' kBOW whether a gown Is really ex
son. "I went even farther than that ' pensive-or not"
I gars him the grand laugh." Wash-1 "Wait mtll you reach the customs
By 9VJTCJU M. SMITH
rpHE back to the farm movement
oiiD i an eniausiasuc Dvoster id
the mnn who used to drive the cows
op from the frosty pasture at 4 o'clock
In the morning forty years ago.
Every road leads to Rome, but sup
pose you want to go to Missouri?
Unpalatable truths are likely to prove
beneficial to moral dyspepsia.
The man who has a grouch never
has time for other pets.
One way to get your picture In the
paper la to be the innocent bystander
when the sensational thing of the nine
Some persona are so' generous that
they let the other members of the fam
ily have all the troubles.
A man may hail from Boston and
still not like baked beans, but any
community will consider him an Im
postor. This Is the season for fool election
beta and a bumper crop is promised.
Many a person will do anything for
the family except look pleasant when
he feels like the dickens.
Some women would rather please
their cook than their husband.
It Falls Down.
I have a very charming book
That tella you what to do.
A atandard work on etiquette,
And what it says Is true;
But. oh, believe me. oftentimes
It doesn't have the key!
When I am very much In doubt
Tho book goea back on me.
It point ma out the atyllsh toga
For theater or ball.
It tella ma Juat the proper way
To make a formal call.
But If 1 meet up' with a roan
Outmatching me In weight
How I can call him down and live
I find It doesn't atate.
Tho proper way to hold my. knife
When I so out to eat
la very plainly there set down
With diagram complete.
But how I should conduct myself
And atlll my pride maintain
When bill collectors coma around
It doesn't quite explain.
It's very clear in making plain
The aoclal point of view.
But In the rough and tumble world
It doesn't see ma through.
And aa I never go abroad
On social quest Intent
I'll sell the book to any one
For Just about a cent
"What does Briggs do for a living
"Seems to be coming all right.
"Sure. Old Sendds is looking out for
"Scadds? I thought he was dead
quite awhile ago."
He Is. Left a million to his widow,
and Briggs married her."
Time the Mellower.
"I wonder if Blxby is going to send
his boy back to college this year."
"He says he will put tbp boy to work
for a year and then maybe he will
know less, and the faeulty may be able
to teach blin something."
Treat In Store.
"I will go right home to my mother."
said the aggrieved wife.
"I will go right with you." replied
the flippant husband.
"But she will take my part"
"Suppose she does? We will eat her
cooking for awhile."
"There'a no fool
like an old fool."
"Oh. 1 don't
"Can you beat
"A rich one will
run him a bard
"I think I will go into the business
of being a weather prophet"
"Why do yoo think you would make
T never did guess anything right-"
"What are you reading. Marie?"
- 'Love's Labor's Lost' "
"H'm! i suppose that the heroine
failed to get alimony with her divorce).'
"Know about tbe robbery case?"
"Sure! I got It straight"
Taking s Chanee.
The gentleman I really
Too hopeful. I'm afraid.
Who'll go and buy the llcenas
Before be'a aked the maid.
Sure to Knew.
"I understand that you have bought
' 'pectors I'lttsDurg i'ost
She Turned Traitor By Gertrude S. Varney.
Copyrighted. 1911. by Asaoctated Literary Bureau.
When the war between the states 1
broke out I was living on a small plan
tationor, rather, a farm, as It would
be called In the north in Georgia and
the only girl In a family of seven. I
was so bitter a rebel that Bob, the
youngest said I'd better organize a
corps of amazons to help repel the in
vaders. Father said that if a Tankee soldier
smiled on me I'd drop.
"Do you mean to say. pP. lb8 I
would ever love a man who had come
down here to deprive us of our liber
ties and take away our property?"
"I wouldn't trust you. Kit if he bad
sense enough to flatter you. and more
especially if he should enlist your sym
I was so mad at this that I went out
to the barn, fearing that I might say
The invaders kept coming nearer and
nearer till at last we nad tnem an
about us like pestiferous animals, or.
rather, like a flight of locusts or grass
hoppers eating up our diminished sup
plies and burning our fences for their
camp fires. If I hated them before I
now both hated and dreaded them. "I
wish," I said, "they had one neck and
I could chop their bends off with an
ax as I would kill a chicken." Pop
only laughed at this.
One morning I was on my way to
Annt Mary's when, crossing a stile. I
looked right down into the face of a
Yankee asleep. He was very pale, and
I noticed that he was handsome.
There's something defenseless in one
asleep that takes away animosity. I
was about to say "poor fellow" when
I thought of whst pop bad said about
woman's weakness through her sym
pathies, and I made up my mind I
would show the family that I was of
some use in the struggle even if I was
only a girl. So I ran back to the house
and. taking pop's rifle that stood in a
corner behind a door, without saying
anything to any one I went back and.
aiming the gun at the sleeper, called
He opened his eyes, bnt he must have
been very much exhausted, for, seeing
a girl confronting him, be was going
to sleep again.
"Wake up, you horrid Tankee!" I
called. "You contemptible, bloodthirsty-He
opened his eyes once more and
moved slightly. An awfully pained ex
pression came over his face, and be
put his hand to his side. I noticed
blood on his clothes and knew bf was
wounded. The words
came up again, but I checked them on
the tip of my tongue and said fierce
ly at least I tried to say it fiercely
"Get up. You are my prisoner."
He now began to realize that there
was something serious for him in th
situation. I was pointing tbe rifle
straight at him. It was cocked and my
finger was on the trigger, lie raised
himself ln a sitting posture, supported
by one hand on the ground though I
saw It hurt him dreadfully and. look
ing me in tbe eye, said:
"It would be better for me to be
killed than captured. I haven't a
lond in my revolver, and if I hud 1
wouldn't shoot a girl. Fire!"
I beard some one behind me and
saw the Yankee's expression change.
I turned, and there was pop. He
had seen me go out with Ills rifle
and had followed me. He took rtie
weapon from my hands and. seeing
that our prisoner was wounded, sent
me back for a couple of the neigh
bors to come and carry blm to tbe
house. When we got bin) there the
men searched him and found papers
on bis person giving the location am!
strength of the Confederate forces In
tbe neighborhood. He had been chas
ed and shot by our men. Having dis
tanced them, he had fainted uliere 1
bad found him. Later he bad sunk
Into a slumber.
I beard the men speaking of liltn
as a spy and debating whether they
had better hang blm to a tree or noti
fy the Confederate general command
ing tbe forces in that region of bis
capture. Finally one of the men
mounted a horse and rode away. I
was told he had a long ride before
him and wouldn't be back before,
evening or perhaps by noon the next
day. Tbe Yankee was put in a room
upstairs at the rear of the house. A
man was put on guard at the front
door and another one ln tht rear, un
der the prisoner's window.
Of course we weren't so Inhuman
as to leave the roan's wound unat
tended to, and rode over to a doc
tor, who came and dressed It. Mother
gave me some corn pone to take up to
the man for bis dinner, and when
she went out about something during
tbe afternoon I killed a chicken and
made blm some broth. He was very
grateful to me and said it was the
only thing he could have eaten. I was
mighty careful to get rid of the re
mains of tbe chicken and washed tbe
dishes carefully, fearing that mother
would find out what I'd done and
would tell father. I wouldn't have
him. know that I had weakened to
ward a bated Yankee for anything.
After 1 bad got rid of the evidence
f that sympathy father had said wonld
nnCt women for soldiers 1 went back
to my prisoner and asked If there was j
anything else he needed. He said there
was. He undoubtedly would be bang
ed, and be would like me to write a let- ;
ter to his mother. I saw this would i
do more to break me down than a hun
dred guns, and 1 didn't wi.ih to do it
but I couldn't refuse him, and. getting
i the materials. 1 sat down by bis bed.
and he began to dictate. The very be
ginning caused me to waiver. "Dearest
mother." spoken ini tremulous voice,
was like sticking a knife into my heart
He went on to tell her that she must
not grieve for blm; that be died for
bis country and had he got through
without being captured would have
rendered it a great service. I was weak
nough to resret that 1 bad been tbe
cause of Ills capture, and when he
came to the. last words. "Your loving
son who is about to die." I burst into a
torrent of tears and sprinkled tbeui ou
Thl. ended the fight for me. My
rout was complete. 1 was ready to
turn traitor to my country by assisting
in the escape of one of her enemies
who might cause the defeat indeed, the
slaughter of her sons, among whom
were my own brothers. To get him out
of the bouse during the day seemed
impossible, and by evening the mes
senger might return with soldiers to
take him away. But I was now as
hot for the enemy as 1 had been
against him. 1 looked out of tbe win
dow. There was the man on guard,
sitting on a wood pile with a shotgun
between bis knees. A wheatfield ex
tended from a few yards of the house
to a wood an eighth of a mile away.
In the interval there was not a tree
or an obstruction of any kind. The
wheat bud been cut and was stacked
on the ground in sheaves. Could any
tbiug be more hopeless for an escape?
But that power of duplicity, sym
pathy, unreasoning antagonism to see
ing a fellow creature especially a man"
who has awakened the divine spark
of love suffer, had been aroused In
me, and I was as ready to do and dare
in my field as a man in his. I must
act in broad day; I dare not risk wait
ing for night. I looked at tbe sheaves
and the guard below, and an idea no.
two ideas enme to me like the flash
of a gun. Seizing a part of the bed .
covering. 1 began to tear it into strips.
"Are you strong enough," I asked
the invader, "to let yourself down from
the window by this?"
"I am strong enough, sweetheart."
he said, his countenance lighting with,
hope and love, "to do anything you re
quire." Oh, that word "sweetheart!" It stung
I me with ecstasy. When I bad made a
rope long enough to reach nearly from i
the window to the ground I went down
stairs and. taking an empty bucket
and giving it to Sam Warder, the
guard, who (a crown for my treachery)
bad asked me to be bis wife, asked
blm to go to the spring across the
road in front of the bouse and bring
me some water while I guarded "the
detestable Yankee" lu his place, and
I sealed the iniquity by giving blm a
His absence gave me just time
enough to seize one of the sheaves
and toss it up to the prisoner, whom
I called to the window. He caught
It and took It ln. Then I returned to
the room where he was and unbind
ing the sheaf put it about him and
tied it up again. Then I put one eud
of the rope of bedclothes into bis
bands and tied the other end to a
leg of the bedstead. This all done. I
told the spy to watch by tbe window
and if he saw me disappear, when be
heard me give a little shriek, to make
the descent and take position lu tho
field as a sheaf of wheat.
Going downstairs again I began to
talk to Sum Warder about our affair,
putting up my lips near his to tempt
blm. lie tagged for a kiss, and after
teasing blm awhile I told blm that If
he would come around the corner of
the bouse where there were no win
dows I would give him one. After
a hesitating glance at the prisoner's
window he consented! "only for a
minute" anil attempted to take tho
kiss. I gave a little shriek, then al
lowed hi in to take me In bis arms and
give me as many kisses as be liked.
When be started to go bnck to his
post I looked at him reproachfully
and nsked him If be was through so
soon. This detained blm for a few
minutes longer, when, fearing that If I
endeavored to keep him further he
might suspect my design. I went back
with him to the rear of the bouse.
There wni the wheatfield. but I could
not detect the sheaf which contained
the man for whom I had become a
double traitor. While my heart was
beating wildly I ran upstairs.
The room was empty.
I danced for Joy. Therp would be
no banging. I had undone what 1 bad
done for my country and deserved to
be hanged instead of the spy. But in
a twinkling 1 had been changed I
would rather suffer death for the pris
oner than live for my country. My
demonetization .va complete.
Later in tbe day I looked at the
wheatfield and saw that one sheaf
bad fallen ou the ground. 1 kuew the
man Inside it could not stand. .1 was
terrified, for fear some one would go
and set It up. In an agony of suspense,
1 waited for darkness to come. It came
at last and the messenger did not re
turn till 10 o'clock at night, to find that
the spy. had escaped.
When the war was over the Yankee
spy came back to claim the girl who
had saved his life, and the story came
out. But 1 bad become shameless.
The whole family, remembering my
Confederate proclivities when the war
began, laughed at rue. But father said:
"Kit. you trade the kind of a soldier
women are fitt.M to make, and yen de
serve a medal of honor."
"No." 1 replied. 'I made a reward,
a renegade, a traitor and deserve to te
hanged, but I'm glad of It."
Nov. 1 in 'American
170."i Stephen Van Bensselaer. patroon,
statesman and soldier, born at Al
bany, N. Y.; died lS?,t.
1877 Oliver Perry Morton, famou
"war governor" of Indiana, died;
Had ths Moving Mania
Rundav School .Tender-What! Don't
you want to go to heaven when y.:i
die? i.i'tle F.rnun-Well, yoo see
our family couldn't think of living In
one place the whole year round.