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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1912.
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Monday, November 4, 1912.
As the astleaal raaaaal-) draws to a
etoee It la evident, from reports aad all
eeirsss at lafarmatlaa, that Waodren
WllaosI will sweep the eoaatrv aad be
trlamphsotlr elected president. By the
same alga Jadare C K. Uvaae will be
sleeted "" rraor el Illinois. The swlr
aie la the sareree of the democratic
ticket, national, state aad otherwise,
la In the poaalhle failure of oar voters
' eaeaJas; oat oa election der aad raatlas;
Tba fealtas; of rertalatr of the elrc
troa of Gevrraor Wllaoa mar hare a
Isaiaarv to raaa some voters to ire
Wllaoa la ear of election aad that their (
ladlvtdaal ballots mar not be aerded,
Orer-eoaadrare ta the oalr thlas;
which cam endaaser dentocratle aacreaa
Let every democrat ataad ap aad be
eonafed. aad share la the arrest l-ory.
It Is well to bear la miad, too, that
there la a separate judicial ballot la this
eoaaiy that should aot be overlooked.
Vote for Charles B. Marshall for circuit
Win with Wilson.
Don't fall to vote.
Wilson and Marshall.
Whoop It up for Dunne.
Dr. R. C. J. Meyer is the man for
knows the ropes.
to con g re oa. II
Vote for Dunne and the entire s'ate ,
Vote for Stringer and Williams for
For whom will C. J. Searle vole for ,
president? Ask him.
Vote the democratic ticket straight
from Wilson to Gustafson.
Wcrts for the legislature is entitled
to the votes of all democrats.
Vote for Clyde H. Tavenner, the
friend of the common people.
'Charley Searle straddled to the last.
It was a painful operation, but he
Perhaps before the war is over the
Greek letter societies will be called
to the front.
Clyed H. Tavenner Is the champion
of the rights and dignity of labor. His
opponent Is not.
Put C. B. Marshall on the circuit
bench and save the tax payers from
$6,000 to $s,ooo.
Vote for Floyd E. Thompson for
state's attorney. He is clean, capable
Make John Day the member of the
state board of equalization from this
district. He is an honest man.
Hudson Maxim says that strong per
fume kill many people. But it s al
ways the innocent bystander.
It is a fairly safe guess that "The
New Sin" is drawing bigger houses ln
New York than "A Daughter of
- i :
"Dress does more harm than whis
ky." says a Chicago reformer. Perhaps
he tried to drink one of thone fuzzy
President Wilson's administration is
now under discussion. It being taken
fcr granted that he will have an ad
ministration. The Chicago Tribune has come out
for Deneen. to which Roosevelt, the
Tribune Idol, quickly rejoin that he
1 for Funk and against Deneen.
The democratic county ticket Is the
best Ter. Vote for it without a
cratch Thompson. Blankenburg,
Sommerson, Meyer. Hubbart and Gus
tafaon. Some of the Chicago newspapers are
howing their olicitude for trre health
of Jack -Johnson by suggesting that
he go to aome southern resort for the
Just the same. th men who are the
surest they know how the election 1
coming out will be in the front of the
crowd watching the bulletins tomorrow
Governor Hiram Johnson says: "We
are willing to stretch the constitution
to the limit to accomplish things." In
other words, what's the constitution
between friends anyway?
George W. PerkiBs has subscribed
another $25,000. Still It is & small
part of what he and Morgan got for
promoting the H arrester trust. And
the Harvester trust Is Roosevelt.
In spite of Senator Dixon's claim
that Roosevelt will carry the country,
betting on the curb in the Wall street
aiptrlct is still 4 to 1 in favor of Wil
son. It is worth while to note the fact
that no presidential candidate for a
generation, in whose favor the bet
ting odds ran so strongly as 4 to 1 np
to within a week of election, has failed
The Chicago Tribune, which the
Rock Island republican paper has re
peatedly charged, during the past six
months, with butting Into the affairs
of this district and assuming to dic
tate to the people how they shall vote,
is at the 11th hour undertaking to give
Searle a lift for congress. The Tribune
habing thus changed front from Tav
enner to Searle under pressure. Just
as it changed front from Funk to De
neen under pressure, has probably
saved its standing and reputation in
the Union office In Rock Island, if no
where else in the state.
A MAN WHO DOKS THINGS WfcXLi
As presiding officer of the nation
we want for a . leader not merely a
man m ho does things, but we must have
a man who does things well. In Wood
row Wilson we have a leader trained
to see things In their proper relation,
a leader who neglects no interest and
wno hafJ the courage 0f nia convictions.
While he has not been long in the pub-
lie service he has been long In the
public eye. His life is a living rebuke
to every sort of snobbery and special
Certainly such a man Is worthy of
the people's votes on election day be
cause we can trust him to keep bis
word and make good.
WOOimoW WILSON'S MESSAGE.
Governor Woodrow Wilson's mes
sage to the people, which was read to
democratic assemblages throughout
the land Saturday, is conceded to be
one of the most remarkable, forceful,
r.oble and statesmanlike documents
that has ever been addressed to the
American people. It discusses the is
sues of the campaign briefly con
cisely but comprehensively and leaves
the case in the people's hands.
It is the people's cause as they face
the final battle. It is for them to say
whether the government which is
I thelr's shall return to their posses
sion, and the last word from the great
champion of their cause is "God grant
we shall be worthy to prevail."
KNOW THAT ULNNK 18 VICTOIl.
The attitude of the Chicago Tribune
and the Chicago Kecord-Herald at the
tag end of the campaign in coming out
earnestly for the reelection of Gover
nor Deueen Indicates conclusively that
tLey recognize the fact that Dunne is
the victor. It is no longer a question
of progresslveness or principle with
the republican partisans. They see the
machine crumbling. They recognize i
the fact that an honest administration
of state affairs is in sight and they
have become desperate. They have
came from cover and are making a
last ditch fight to remain in control.
But Dunne will win. He has exposed
extravagance and fake reform and he
has told the people feerlesely and
boldly what to expect from htm.
And the people's confidence In him
cannot be shaken.
ONLY A 1'HETTY GOOD TBU8T.
Testimony in the government suit
to dissolve the International Harves
ter company brings out the Interesting
fact that J. P. Morgan received 3.
("10,000 for organizing this combi
Three millions is not much as pay-1
ment for such services goes, and
serves mainly to show that the ljar- j
u.i uu.j a ,.rel 8" ; ward which the people have been look
trust after all. H can never rise toi, ,, -,,i,.ir, , ,, ,v
....... ,, .. , j v ' nt aru striving for all these years.
the height of excellence attained by i T, ,vi. . .
' It la their rn?iirfinn nftun omrAecail
the steel trust, for the organization of
.... .... ... .
which the same 'interests friendly to
, . .
us received 1120.000.000 ln money
t u i.v,uuu,uw iu
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course, that the harvester combination
has acquired additional merit by its
contribution of George W. Perkins, a
personal manager to the progressive
campaign. Even so, the value of its
moral assets must be determined by
the relation of its low cost of organi
zation to the standard established by
the steel trust.
VOTINCJ POH PRESIDENT.
When you go to the polls you do not
vote directly for the presidential can
didates. The names of the presidential can
didates appear upon the ballot, but
there are no square opposite their
nimcj, and you do not and cannot vote
You must vote for presidential can
didates Indirectly by voting for candi
dates for presidential electors.
There are name of 29 candidate
for presidential electors under the
mmes of the candidate for president
ai d vice president.
The name of the presidential and
vice presidential candidates are placed
on the ballot only as a guide to the
A cross in the circle at the head
of the ticket give on vote each to
the 29 presidential electors on that
ticket. Or. you may vote for the 29
by placing individual crosses ln the 29
If you place a cross In the square
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SITE'S KEEPING TAB.
"I bought a good scale the other
day," said a thrifty housewife, "just
because I've been reading so much
about the need of a weighing machine
In every well equipped kitchen. I
bought a good one, because It doesn't
pay to get anything but the best qual
ity, even for kitchen use, where most
people think any old thing will do.
"One result of possessing the scale
is that I've discovered I have a per
fectly honest grocer. Everything he
sells me by weight Is correct to the
mark. But I've got to have a seance
with the butcher. I don't understand
his method of weighing. There may
be some kink about it that I'm not up
to yet but you can wager I'll know
all about it before very long.
"And the fruit and vegetable ped
dler that comes around here Well!
In the first place he was insulted to
think I'd actually doubt his word. In
the second place he got insulting him
self and declared that no woman knew
how to buy scales that would weigh
right, anyway, and he wouldn't go by
any kitchen scales, not on his tintype,
opposite the name of only one elector
you are credited with voting for only
that one elector. And so on with two
or three or less than 29.
Candidates for electors are not run
ning against one another. They are
running In groups.
Vote for Wilson by placing a cross
in the democratic circle and leave all
of the crosses opposite the names of
electors unmarked, or else place a
cross in the squares opposite each of
the 29 candidates for democratic presi
Vote to win with Wilson.
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE JU
The importance of the Judicial elec
tion, to be held in connection with to
morrow's general election, cannot be
too strongly impressed upon the vot
ers. The fact that there is to be a
separate Judicial election involves the
danger of its bfcing overlooked or neg
lected. There Is no office that Is of more im
portance to the people than the judi
ciary none which should be nearer to
the people. The court is. after all,
their final bulwark of safety. They
cannot afford to underestimate its im
portance; they should not fail to rec
ognize its importance in tomorrow's
There are many reasons why Charles
B. Marshall should be elected. First
and above all. he is, by Ion- experi-
ence in the practice of law, by an es
tablished worth and ability through
that long practice and demonstrated in
his career as a leading member of the
bar of this judicial circuit, qualified
beyond all question. He possesses,
too, the advantage of temperament and
nuflreneRR Tie n-ill he n fair ami tuct
Judge and a business-like Judge. He I l"uru' 11 aoMl 1 come- "owever, irom
will clean the docket, and thus save i the 8hops of the whit barbers-cold
money to the tax payer, and further- formaI P'aces-but from the ton
more, his election will mean the direct sonal Pftlaces ' colored man
saving to the people of the county of warm. fragrant and emotional where
between 16.000 and $?.0O0, the cost of j,he duBky brbers, in the grateful leis
a special primary election and to ure twen alr cuts and shaves,
choose a successor to the present ! 6trum banJos aad guitars and break
county Judge, should he be promoted out.lnto concerted song,
to tBe circuit bench I wnite nlan could have invented
Beyond all this is the ques- ' tb!s "barber BP cord." For the mat
tion of non-nartisanshin in t... I Tr '.that, though the white race is
dlcial elections, an attainment to-
kk i . .v.
that the bench should be free from the
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.entanglements of politics. There
I ebouid fce no partisan consideration in
! the choice of Judges. The man should
be chosen who is best fitted to dis
charge the duties ably, squarely and
i in a practical, common sense manner.
Marshall is the man who fills the
bill from every view point.
Do not overlook him.
MEX BETTER THAN M CM MIES.
The world fears the schoolmaster
when he goes abroad. He takes the
platform with him and lectures. He
still carries the whip of Dr. Faustus
of Mother Goose fame, and tries to
lash his scholars with if. He is all
for reforming according to his idea
and that, plainly put, is getting as
much into the head as it will carry,
Irrespective of its usefulness.
But when the schoolmaster does un
bend and confesses, then he is a wel
come talker. What he says adds to
the pleasure of the world and its profit,
especially when be Is as big a man
as President Butler of Columbia Uni
versity, and as frank and honest.
Dr. Butler was the principal speak
er, a few day ago, when the magnifi
cent State Education building was ded
icated at Albany, X". Y. At such a time,
it might be supposed that he would
expend his eloquence in lauding edu
cation; in the glorification of the
scholar above all the rest of mankind.
But he didn't. He sailed on an en
tirely different tack and made harbor
on it. too. He proclaimed with all his
wisdom and brilliancy the p re-em l-
or words to that effect Then he left
in a huff and I guess I won't hear his
knock on the side door any more.
"I can see already where the scale
is going to pay for Itself by saving me
money. When tradesmen once realize
that housekeepers keep tab on them
iikethis, they'll be more particular, and
the meatman is going to keep his
thumb off his own scale when he
weighs the steak.
"I have the worst time getting my
butcher to send me anything I buy
I mean all the bones and the stuff he
trims off the meat after he weighs it
it all goes to make good soup, you
know. But now that he knows I have
a kick coming unless I get the full
weight noted on bis bill, perhaps hell
not use my bones and trimmings for
other purposes. (You needn't snicker!
Of course I mean the bones from the
meat I buy.)
"On the whole. I think tradesmen
are more accurate than they used to
be. There's been so much stir about
the cheateries of some of them.
They're pretty careful what they do in
a community where people read the
"Nowadays, when you get five
pounds of sugar. It's five pounds of
sugar, and not a quarter of a pound
or paper bag, or part water. I re
member when I was a youngster, they
used to wet the sugar to make
weigh more and you couldn't carry a
bag of it home without spoiling your
clothes. That was brown sugar. We
used it for cooking, and bought the
cone sugar, in those days, for our
'I remember the first granulated
sugar looked awfully funny to me. The
only white sugar I had ever seen, ex
cept the cones, was pulverized sugar
and, if I'm not mistaken, we used to
buy it in the drug store."
nence of men over educated mummies.
"With men," he said, "the world might
get on without schools and colleges
and universities. These institutions do
not create education, though they
sometimes make it difficult."
He even went so far In his laudable
educational anarchy as to say:
"When one reflects upon the rav-
ages which have been committed In
the name of education, 'there is some
excuse for wondering whether it would
:iot be advantageous to agitate for com
The remedy for this is personality
according to Dr. Butler; personality
in the teachers, so strong and vibrant
and magnetic that it will seek out
the individuality in the Btudent and
develop it. Just as water goes no high
er than its main source and wireless
messages only reach instruments in
tune with them, so it will take men
to makt men. If colleges and school
are to be useful they must educate in
this way; turn out men and women who
know themselves and their own powers
and can use them to further personal
upbuilding and to the making of a bet
APOTHEOSIS OF THE "BAHUEIt
It is still warm enough for young
fellows to parade the midnight streets
singing as they walk. If you listen to
their songs and you must, for they
are aUvas vociferous, if not strident
you will notice that the turn of the
melody is often interrupted by a
strange, almost unseemly, harmony, as
much out of place In the current of
the song as a dam in a river. It leads
away from the tune and then, strange
ly enough, leads back.
This is called "the barber shop
quickly assimilative, no white tenor
has been found who could wander
afield from the melody in this way
and then slide back to it as do the
negroes who invented and adorn it.
If the colored race could put its
music between bars it would furnisii
the world with a new and delightful
music. Save, however, ln the oase of
the late Coleridge Taylor, who was
only half African in blood, and so
wrote more like a Caucasian than the
other half of him, there has been no
cultured negro composer.
Bob Cole and Rosamond Johnson,
hotn with a fair schooling in music,
were wise enough to keep to their own
tunes and rhythms and harmonies.
And the unpretentious melodies they
turned out brought success and money
to them and good fortune to many a
What they never succeeded in do
ing has been done, it is said, by John
Berry, a negro brushboy in a barber
shop in Frankfort, Ind. He used to
sing as he worked, and both the words
ana tunes would be his own. An ob
servant traveling man advised him to
publish his songs. Berry did more than
this. He wrote a comic opera, lock,
6tock and barrel, words, lyrics and
music. A Chicago manager ot hold
of it and gave him $3,009 advance
royaltie on account of Its taVing
miodies. The "barber shop chord-'
nas now reached the stage In a direct
ay. From composer to consumer, as
tne ads ' would put it.
Quits a Linguist.
My husband spea three languages
"English. French and German?"
"No. Baseball, eolf and aviation."
Chicago Record Herald.
T'D like to lead the simple Ufa.
This life is too complex.
Too much It runs to pending cash.
Too much to signing checks.
In each direction that I turn
Is nothing- but expenss.
Td quit it but for this one fact:
My wifs has too much sense.
Ws talk about It every day.
At night the same wa do.
And when I lay me down to sleep
I dream about It too.
But when I want to try It out
The thing that breaks my heart
In planning out my daily Ufa
Is where to mak a start
I might airs up my dally smoke,
I might Biva up my club.
And I might walk where now I rid
nd live on cheaper grub.
I might decline the hid I get
To Join the merry dance.
And I might put away from ma
All draining garnea of chance.
And I would sav If I would live
On water and on bread
And In a year or even less
Be dollar bills ahead.
But would I really bo ahead
By doings of that kind.
Or would It get m anything
Except a miser's mindT
"What gave you nervous prostration.
Mrs. Morrow r
"Those people who always give you
advice through the paper.'' '
"How was thatr
"Well, I could have managed the fall
housecleaning all right and getting the
children started into school and the
canning and the pickling and,the pre
serving, but when I was urged to do
my Christmas shopping early I Just
naturally fell into the doctor's bands."
"Is he a generous young man?"
"Generous! I should say so. Why,
be gives his sisters any job he gets and
helps spend the money besides."
"Betting on the presidential elec
"Well, the man I'd bet on would be
sure to lose; then I would have to pay
all my boy's losses, and even if I did
win my wlfe'd tuke the money to buy
Christmas presents, so what's the
The Fortunate Fellow.
"Did you hear of the serie3 of acci
dents at Brown's?"
"No. What happened there?"
"An. automobile killed their pup,
somebody stole their lawn mower, his
aunt is sick nnd has to go to the hospi-
j m an(1 110W ,,is wife ,ms ,ost her volce
j with a cold ln uer hcud
"Some men do have luck."
Not Her Sort.
"My husband never lies to me when
he has been out nights."
"I should not like to have a husband
so devoid of originality and Imagina
tion." Full Menagerie.
They kept a horse; they kept a cow
They kept a dog- and cat;
They didn't have to keep a coat.
For father, sure, was that.
Some women are such popular host
esses that they never have an opportu
nity to pay visits themselves.
He is a cheap man who can be
bought by mentioning him ln a news
story as one of tbe forty-three vice
presidents of some sort of meeting.
Fortune may be a blind goddess, but
most of her favorites can see all right.
Almost any old compliment can be
worked off on a man, but it take a
clever one to get a woman to bite.
There is no place like home, especial
ly when it is in the band of tbe deco
rators. One advantage of taking your wife'
advice is that you can blame her If the
thing turns out wrong and take the
credit yourself if it doesn't.
Some people don't care where they
are going as long as tbe road is smooth
and tbe engine purrs all right
The woman who owns a new storm
outfit doesn't care how soon it storms.
Has a husband the right to strike
when his wife declares a lockout?
j Some persons are so subtle that the
entirely obvious U a dark mystery to
"A horse is man's truest friend.'
said the lover of animals.
-lies more like a relation than a
friend." replied Fanner Corntossel.
"He makes me think of my boy Join:
alius ready to eat an' liable to kick if
you put him to work." Washington
A Thanksgiving Dinner- By Clarissa Mackie.
Copyrighted. 1912., by Associated Literary Bureau.
Tbe three girls sat around the bin;
Ing fire in the great ball- There was a
light fall of snow on tbe ground, and
the low hanging gray clouds promised
another flurry of white flakes. The
men of tbe household had taken their
guns and disappeared in the direction
of the wood. Bob Lindsay had prom
ised them a rabbit pie for tbe Thanks
giving dinner, and Mrs. Lindsay waa
tn her sitting room repianning the
menu with this gastronomic delight in
"I don't believe It would hurt us one
bit to so down Into the woods. Of
course I don't like to see them shoot
the darling little fluffy rabbit, bnt It's
awfully stupid here." pouted Lena Gil
bert, looking wistfully through th
window at the gray- outside world.
"Why don't you go out, Lena? I
will go too. Want to come, Felicia?"
Amy arose and stretched her supple
young form lazily. "This fire feel
mighty good." she added regretfully.
Run along, do." urged Felicia. "I
went to finish thia collar tonight, so
you can't lure me outdoor. I enjoyed
a brisk walk before breakfast"
So did Langford," observed Amy
carelessly and then bit her lip.
To a disinterested observer all three
glris looked conscious at tbe mention
of Langford Dale's name. Felicia's
dark head bent more closely above her
embroidery, and a deep rose color In
vaded her cheek. Lena Gilbert grew
quite white, and her light blue eyes
scanned Felicia' charming face. Amy
Lindsay, whose guests they were, wa
quite distressed at the suggesttveness
of her careless remark.
"Come. Lena; put on your woolly cap.
The first flakes are flying now."
As Lena arose, straightening her
slender form with a side glance at
Felicia Wendell, there came an inter
ruption to the plans. A maidservant
tripped down the wide, curving stair
way with a folded bit of paper In her I
"I beg pRrdon, Miss Amy," she said
with a pert toss of her head, "but
what shall I do with this note? It
doesn't exactly tell who it's for."
"Where did you find it, Nora?" she
"In tbe upper hall, ma'am. It might
have dropped from the basket of
waste paper I had taken from the
rooms awhile ago."
Miss Lindsay looked doubtfully at
tbe outside of the twisted note. "Real
ly, Nora, It may not be a note at all.
Very likely It Is merely a bit of dis
carded paper." She tossed it toward
the Are. but it fell short on the hearth
rug, and Lena Gilbert picked it up.
Nora made a movement of protest.
"Oh, ma'am, I do believe it Is a 'note,
because it's signed and" The girl
stopped short and reddened furiously
at Amy's look of surprised displeasure.
"Ah, you read It, Nora?"
"How could I find out where it be
longed If I didn't open It? And I was
right too." And Nora Brady, who
knew that her term of service would
soon be en-led. smiled ns she ventured
this last Impertinence and sllped
away to the rertr of the house. Iena
Gilbert tossed tbe twisted paper over
to Amy, who caught It deftly.
Very likely It's only a scribbled
memorandum. Nora is always creat
ing mountains from molehills. I am
so glad that she is to marry the gar
dener aud go away. To open It or not,
that is tbe vital question," she euded
"Open it, goosie, and then come out
doors." advised Lena Impatiently. &be
leaned against Amy' shoulder as tbe
latter slowly untwisted the note and
spread it out so that it could be read.
It ran thus:
Darling (here was a hu::e black blot that
obliterated the name) There l something
I must tell you before 1 go. Will you not
be reading ln the library a half hour be
fore dinner? Devotedly. LANG.
"Oh, oh. oh!" cried Amy Lindsay
as tbe meaning of the note dawned
upon her. She crumpled It In her
hand and stared excitedly into Iena's
red face. "What have I done?"
"Only read my note, dear." said
Lena In a silky voice, and her slim
fingers drew the paper from Amy's
hand and tucked it into the bosom
of her gown. "I forgive you. Amy.
but don't let us talk about it. It's a
dead secret, you know!" She shook
her finger archly at her doubtful
Ina's face was sparkling with ex
citement and triumph oa she gently
pushed Amy from the hall. "Iave
that to me. Amy." she advised, with
a rippling laugh. "By by. Felicia."
she sang over tier shoulder at the dark
hairtiil girl sewing quietly by the firo.
"Goodby," smiled Felicia, quite In
different to tbe little scene about tbe
note Nora had found.
A she wove delicate stitches ln the
fine linen collar she was embroidering
her thoughts flew to that early morn
ing walk. In the wintry garden. Shs
had stolen out all alone to drink in the
fresh cold air, to watch tbe bluejays
quarreling among the leafless trees, to
find beauty ln every frost blighted
thing in tbe garden, for she knew thnt
Langford Dale loved her. and this was
tbe happiest Thanksgiving day of her
life. Then to overflow ber brimming
cup oi unimess us uuu jonieu ner
ana una oeeu iryiux co ceo ner oi inn
love wbeo the breakfast bell had warn
ed them that the other members of the
household were astir and they most
not be absent
As they hurried Indoors Amy, in a
warm crimson serge gown, stood in
the porch and railed them on their
"He said something abont this even
ing," she said to herself, aud a wistful
smile curved ber pink lips.
Lena Gilbert, passing by. saw the
smile and marveled. Her own Hps
were set in a straight scarlet line that
matched the vivid hue of her cap. "It
is fate." she muttered between her
The men did not return from their
bunting expedition until an hour before.
dinner, but Felicia had spent the after
noon in ber own room, and when she
was sure that every one was dressing
she stole downstairs to the music
room and opened the piano. She loved
these half hours of music, when ln the
sound proof room she played softly to
herself, dreaming as she played.
When she bad finished with a dain
ty, airy thing that-seemed to express
her own light beartedness she went
to the library. The evening papers
would be here, and it was a favorit
gathering place for the women before
She was well within the great room
before she was aware that it was al
ready occupied and that her presence
was an Intrusion. Langford Pale was
standing there, one elbow on the high
mantel shelf and his head thrown back,
looking down at Lena Gilbert with a
rather surprised expression on his face.
Lena, dazzling in pale blue, with her
golden hair piled ln a mnss of puffs
and curls at the back of ber head,
stood before him with flushed cheeks
and drooping eyes. As Felicia entered
Lena was saying:
"I received your note. Lang, and I
The little scene smote sharply upon
Felicia's happy mood, aud the rosy
veil was torn from her eyes. Before
either of them had noticed her pres
ence she had vanished. Back to the
music room she flew, her fingers crush
ed tightly ln her pnlms.
When she stopied In the middle of
the room and stared before her she
saw her own reflection ln the long mir
ror. All In white she was, like a
bride, and her face was as waxen as
the white Miles of the valley on her
bosom. Those were Langford Dale's
favorite flowers. ,
All at once she laughed shortly and
tossed the flowers from her. She cross
ed the room to another door and en
tered the small conservatory. Here
she deliberately chose a brilliant scar
let poinsettiu blossom nnd placed it
against tht white of her gown. It
gave color to her cheeks and lips
when she went to the dining room.
Felicia did not glance at Langfonl
Dale, who had taken Lena Gilbert ln
to dinner. She talked vivaciously to
Jimmy Folsoni and excited vnin hopes
ln the breast of that much smitten
young man. She did not notice that
Laugford's hnudsome face was pale
and set or that Lena's eyes flashed
terrible anger nnd contempt and that
the two did not once address each oth
er, but conversed with their neighbors
at the table. Felicia's heart was bleed
ing and sore at the faithlessness of
one whom she thought worthy of her
After dinner Langford found her
alone for an instant und approached
her. "Felicia." lie was whispering
eagerly, when she arose and. with a
withering look at him. crossed to Mrs.
Lindsay's side, where sbe remained
the rest of the evening.
"Good night and goodby. everybody.
I'm going on the e:irly train tomorrow
mornln?;:" called I.otin Gilbert merri
ly as they nil parted at the foot of the
stairs at bedtime.
As they crowded around Miss Gil
bert, each one adding bis or her word
of regret at her going. Felicia over
heard Jimmy Folsoni speaking to Lang
ford Dale. "Yon going on that early
train, too. Ijiutr? You snld you were
leaving in the morninir. but isn't it
Just a bit eh?" he chuckled disagree
ably. "Don't be an ass, Jimmy." growled
"Well, you told me a half hour ago
that business suddenly required your
presence in town" But Felicia did
not hear the rest. She sai.l goodby to
Lena Gillert and then went up to her
room, the untmpplest girl la the world
If one excepted Lena Glllert
Just ns midnight was striking ln the
hall below Lena came topping at ber
d(xir. "May I come in. IVlidu?" sbe
inquired In a strained voice.
"Certainly." called Felicia, who sat
in her dressing gown lie fore the fire.
If there were traces of tears on her
checks she bad foreotten to remove
them, and so she ni,d Lena Gilbert
stiired at each other's woebegone faces
without a word. At last Iena brought
a crumpled sheet of paper from her
bosom nnd laid It In Felicia's lap.
"Nora found this today. I thought
It might be for me. and I waited, but
it was for somebody ele. He had blot,
ted It and thrown It away, intending
to write another before dinner. Don't
have any misunderstanding' over tho
Biatter; it's horrible to ie unhappy!"
Wlllirtiit knowing exactly what it
wis all about. exejit t'.i.-t Ina Gilbert
was in deefi grief about something. tbj
girl thnt Ijuisford Dale loved consoled
the girl who loved him bo vainly until
Lena recovered her old pride and ln a
measure ber spirits nnd left Felicia to
of-ri the note
To Fe!bin the note must have an
immediate interpretation. Under that
irregular blot was h name. Whose?
She took a wet spyige and washed
the blit away. There under the dark
Kpiotii of v.:-sb"d out Ink a name was
scratched deeply. Now the note read:
And fht blot on Felicia's hnnriv
vhanksglvin- day was washed out
Nov. 4 in American
!Sl! Stephen Jchusou 1 leiu. ussocl.-r.u
Justice of the I'nited States ku
. prcme court. !orii; died 13!r:.
l&oli-Gt-orge Pealody. American phi
la nthroplst ln I'iidr.n. died: lorn
lOOS-Dr. Claries W. Lliot resignel as
president of Harvard uuiversity.
Glory, ambition, armies. fleets,
thrones, crowiis-playtb'.ngs of grown
children, Victor lliuu.
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