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' THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 5, 1912.
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TRADES COUNCIL tt
Tuesday, November 5, 1912.
Well, aren't you glad It's over?
Anyway, we wish everybody a merry
Harvard defeated Princeton Satur
day, but Princeton will be on top to
night. A woman, suing for divorce, says
she misses her dog more than her hus
band. Perhaps that's the trouble.
Europe has no Thanksgiving day.
but along about that time something
may happen to the Turkey wishbone.
- A Boston litterateur Bay that poetry t0 form " association and hire the
Is born in th stomach. And nobody j "white wings' to be constantly on the
knew before how prevalent dyspepsia j i"b- But tn city should at least at
has become. trnA t0 the flushing. This should be
-rrr ! done, not one night In the week, but
The next campaign In Rock Island j every night and the sprinkling should
will be for The Argus annual Santa j be kept up all day long. Then with
C'laus fund committee. Will you be I
ready? You bet you will.
The owner of a trn.ned chimpanzee
that died on a train arks the railroad
company to pay him 2uii.no. Other
wise li may have to go to work.
Nothing ran he more true than that
modern invention has greatly increased
the horrors of war. The Balkan states
are using automobile against the
A New York corporation has liquid
ated lierfause women are giving up
petticoats. And some husbands are
liquidating because they won't give
up petticoat rul".
It Is reported that the Servians have
captured a puss. The dispatch being
silent on the subject. It Is to be pre
sumed that the legislator owning It
tot what he deserved.
TWO MTAHS (,() OCT.
In times of election excitement peo
ple are apt to overlook the more som
bre things of life. Even man's coming
and going Is swallowed up In the
thought of the passing event.
In last night's Argus appeared the
pictures of two Islander ball players.
The people have looked upon their
smiling countenances In the columns
of The Argus in Joy and ecstacy in
t.mes past, when in the heat of a base
hall csmpaign they had by their bril
liancy and skill brought lustre to Rock
Island's banner In a hampionshlp bat-
tie in the Three-Eye league.
Lad night they were viewed in
real sorrow aim unfeigned regret. The
pictures were those of Frank Murphy
and Gus Frig They are dead. In
those other days they were of the
brightest of Hock Island's stars. They
were the subject of happiness and
the sources of Joy. They brought both
to the heart of the baseball enthusiast.
They were never spoken of except In
the spirit of lii;ht hearteducss.
Today they are thought of In a d f-
ferent way. Thetr names are spoken hope to all the debt-ridden municipal
in hushed tones and expressions of j ities of the United States. He will
sadnegs. . gv,j them millions, perhaps hundreds
It Is but another evidence of life's 1 f millions if they'll but show that
swift transition. In a twinkling, man they are deserving. All he asks is
passes from the llht and the say to that cities desiring his help shall sit
the serious and grave. ; down and patiently wait for a period
Two finer boys than Frank Murphy of 250 years,
and Gut Etig never entertained the j Melzer has Just given EvansvlHe
public. They made the best of their i $20,000.00. Or what amounts to the
opportunities and each gave a good ac- same thing. He has put $1,000 at
count of himself in his chosen field. compound Interest in a local bank.
Hut they are gone, even in life's ' and at the end of 250 years the in-Ir'm'-
terest and principal will amount to
The baseball public w ill remember j $19,956,400.13. This sum 1 then to
Frank Murphy and Gus Eng In deeo-, te turned over to the city.
it tenderness and sincere gratitude.
Bulgarian and Turkish accounts
agree that there has been an extraor-
dlnary rercentag of casualties among
offlcers of the Turkish army In the
fighting near Adrlanople. From Con
stantinople comes reports that ln one
severe action fully Sn per cent of the
Turkish officers were killed or
This means straight shooting by the
Bulgarians. It reveals other things
also, notably the necessity perceived
by the Sultan's officers of steadying
and sustaining their men to the ut
most limit of their own resources,
ven to sacrificing themselves freely
ln the effort to hold their lines firm.
But chiefly It shows that the Bulgars,
knowling how lacking Turkish soldiers
are In Intelligent Initiative and ability
to take care of themselves when de
prived of officers, have made special
efforts to pick off the men in command
tf the Ottoman troops and hare been
For years, since Bulgaria has ben
bcujing up lu army lor Just auch an
ordeal as the one through which It Is
now passing, experts have said that
the Bulgars made splendid soldiers and
that they were particularly good
marksmen. The preparation of the
Bulgarian nation for war against the
Turks has been largely directed along
the line of skill in shooting.
The results justify the opinion of
those military men who have argued
that marksmanship is 75 per cent of
the soldier. They also remind Ameri
cans, and with no little satisfaction,
that the men of this country have al
ways had great aptitude for sighting ac
curately along the level rifle barrel
and sending the bullet to Us mark.
FOR THE SAKE OF HUMANITY
CLEAN THE STREETS.
Rock Island is making a record for
street improvements this year. In new
ana permanent paving, second ave
nue when completed will be one of
the prettiest business thoroughfares
in the state of Illinois.
And yet how does it look today?
Was there ever a public street In
any community more littered with
filth than is Second avenue?
It Is a shame and a disgrace. It is
time something was done to remedy
what for years has been a crying out
rage. Yesterday when the wind was
blowing the pedestrian on Second ave
nue might as we'.l have been on the
Desert of Sahara. The sprinkling ap
paratus wag nowhere in sight nor did
it appear until the afternoon
Something must be done. The city
must make provision for the cleaning
and washing of Second avenue and
! all the cross streets and streets paral
lei to Second avenue within the bus!
The property holders on Second ave
nue have shown their pride in the
city and their public spirit by having
the avenue repaved. It must be kept
in presentable shape. This must be
done if the business men are obliged
nipn and shovels and brooms going
constantly over the street and adjoin
ing streets the business district can be
keDt n presentable shape.
There ought also to be some move
made to keep the sidewalks swept
Their neglected condition Is likewise
Something must be done in uniform
street and sidewalk cleaning ln Rock
Public health, no less than pub'.lc
pride demands it.
Something must be done.
INDIANA MAN TO
GIVE CITIES AID
I Evansville. Ind., Nov. 4. Adolph
i Melzer. wealthv retired soaD tnanufac-
; turer of this city, sends a message of
The gift is unique ln several re
spects. It is the first endowment of
its kind ln the history of American
municipalities. It may not ba the
I last, however, as other cities groan-
Inp nnrfor hsw 1nftahtAjtnB nr
i f xpected to ETall themselves of Mr.
Melzer's offer, in order that they may
meet their bonds ln 2162. Says Mr.
Melzer ln explaining his gift:
"The city has a bonded indebted
ness and must continue to issue bonds
ln order to make necessary improve
ments. I have every faith that we
will be a compact, progressive na
tion two and a ha'.f centuries hence
and that the citizens then will havt
much the same financial troubles in
municipalities that we have here to
day. In order to provide a fund
which many years from now will re
tire a great part of the debt or will
provide money for extensive public
improvements. I have decided to
make the city a gift under the terms
and conditions named."
The $1,000 on deposit will grow
slowly for 150 years and then it will
expand by almost miraculous dimen
sions. The Interest table upon which
the amounts of the compounded pria-
TAG DAYS AJTD OCR GIRLS.
The Salvation Army is to have a
national tag day to raise funds for
the establishment of a memorial uni
versity in honor of the army's late
Illustrious leader, General Booth.
As every man and woman with tags
to Bell, will be in Salvation Army
uniform and trained to be well able
to take care of themselves in any sit
uation, one can see no objection. But
tag days ln general have not been an
unmitigated blessing. There is a
strong movement against them, be
cause heretofore the charitable enter
prises operating tag days have made
it a practice to enlist young and pret
ty girls as solicitors, depending upon
their charming youth to wheedle larg
er sums of money from masculine
Just a few days ago the Polish
National AUiance of Chicago, which
had planned a tag day on October 29
to raise funds for a college abandoned
the plan because of the dangers to
cipal and interest is figured was sup
plied by C. L. Delbridge of St. Louis.
Mo. He is the publisher of the interest
tables used by the United States gov
ernment and the national banks. He
la a close friend to Mr. Melzer and
has taken a live interest In the strange
gift which the latter is making to his
The gift furnishes to lawyers a so
lution of the problem often debated
if money can be perpetuated in trust
for great stretches of time. A cer
tificate of deposit scheme has been
devised whereby neither Mr. Melzer
nor his heirs, nor the city nor the
bank can do anything but let the
money stay on interest for two and a
Mr. Melzer says he may later In
crease his girt to $5,000. Should he
do so, and should he or some other
philanthropist give a like sum of mon
ey to every municipality in the United
States with a population equal to or
greater than that of Evansville, with
the understanding that this money is
to be placed at compound interest for
250 years, the sums which would be
turned over to the fortunate munici
palities in the year 21C2 would aggre
HOW 91,000 WII.I, GROW TO TWEN
Here's a table showing how $1,000
will grow to almost twenty millions in
250 years, if placed at compound in
terest: 25 years $
Vallejo, Cal. Radiograms received
at the Mare Island navy yard from the
i-l.j o. . . w
Lnited States cruiser Maryland bring
Wl v Kie aiongi
Mexican coast, which
drove the Maryland into port at San
Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua.
Osawatomle. Kan.-Mrs. C. W. Per-
due, 35 years old. wife of a railroad j a brier period. After a time he return
conductor, and her 6-months-old daugh-1 ed and asked Douglas how he was
ter were burned to death in a shed in i able to call him by name.
tbe rear of their home and a 5-year-old
son was dangerously burned. The
cause of the fire is a mystery.
Washington Stuart Fuller, Ameri
can consul at Iquitos, Peru, is expect
ed to sail for the United States Wed
nesday, after a personal investigation
of the conditions ln the Putumay rub
ber country. He is bringing a detailed
report about alleged atrocities practic
San Diego. Cal. Eighty-two days
from Copenhagen, the Danish steamer
Arabien has entered port. The vessel
is the first arrival of the fleet with
which the East Asiatic Steamship com
pany of Copenhagen fhfends to engage
in Pacific coast. South America and
San Francisco Charged with em
bezzlement, Wallace J. Poland. Pacific
coast agent of the International Har
vester company, was arrested here on
complaint of Aubrey E. Ambrose, trav
eling auditor. The specific amount
earned is $1,500. Police Judge Weiler
named $50,000 as the amount of the
Washington Aeroplanes are to be
utilized not only for scouting service
but to report the effect of artillery
f.re, according to a report by the war
department, which believes by such
a'd the efficiency of a battery might be
dcubled. The Important part that the
artillery played In the Balkan war in-
l&cated the necessity for developing
which young women and girls are ex
posed in such an undertaking.
But, not only is there danger that
unscrupulous men will take advan
tage of susceptible girlhood. That is,
ol course, a matter of grave consid
eration and every girl should be guard
ed from such a possibility.
There is something more to be
thought about, and that iB the effect
upon young womanhood of putting it
in the position of overcoming natural
modesty and bo'.dly addressing all
sorts and conditions of strange men on
the public streets, in public buildings,
even in private officers which they in
vade. The girls know that, the enterprise
la depending upon their winsomeness
to win money, and they do not hesi
tate to try their best, to charm, be
lieving the effort to be in a good
It is not serving a good cause, how
ever, to send our modest, sweet and
pretty girls out Into the world to gain
money, for any purpose, by stopping
strange men on the street, buttonhol
ing them, wheedling them, making
eyes at them, counting on their youth
and femininity for sordid gain.
It is to the credit of most men that
thev have not taken advantage of
what is thrust uDon them. But it is
not exactly to the credit of these girls'
mothers that they allow their daugh
ters to cultivate such boldness and to
go against all those finer feelings that
we look for in a woman's heart and
If there must be tag days, let elder
ly women do the tagging. They can
do it with dignity and possibly their
gray hairs will command returns fully
as munificent as those given to their
the aviation branch as an auxiliary of
New York A woman's body, nude,
with bruises on the hips, found in a
half-sitting position in a bath tub in a
Harlem apartment house Sunday night
was identified as that of Miss Anna
Vanauken, a stenographer. The bath
room was filled with gas fumes. Coro
ner Winterbottom said he was satis
fied that the woman had not met death
by asphyxiation, however.
Norfolk, Va. With two bulkheads
keeping it afloat, the Norwegian fruit
steamer Noruega, from Newport ?fews
to Vera Cruz, is slowly making for the
Virginia capes. Seven women passen
gers have been transferred from the
Noruega to the revenue cutter Onon
daga. The battleship Idaho is accom
panying the two vessels. The fruit
steamer was hit by a sailing vessel.
NAMES "AND FACES.
I Douglas Marked the Man He Wanted
to Know Again.
"Stephen A. Douglas had the most
remarkable memory for faces of any
niHn in public life," declares a corre
spondent. "Upon the occasion of a
visit to Washington on election day in
1880 the late Colonel John W. Forney
was discussing the election of Garfield
over Hancock with Colonel Harmon of
Detroit Colonel Harmon had been
mayor of Detroit and prominent in na
tional politics. Harmon and Forney
got to talking about earlier politics,
aud Harmon related the story of a
meeting with Douglas ln New York.
Douglas had been nominated in Balti
more by one faction of the Democratic
party. Breckinridge was chosen by
tne other faction In Charleston. When
ne heard of hN nomination Douglas
I was 1n e,r ovx. He entered the
Astor iioue, then the headquarters
for all politicians and , the principal
hotel ln New York, and immediately
was surrounded by his political admir
ers. Among them was f'olonel Uar-
mon- Tbe according to the
t0ry be to.ld, m! ''ut fortU hjs hand
and congratulated Douglas on his nom-
"Thank vou. Colonel n.armon' r.
Harmon wss amazed that Douglas
should have remembered his name, for
ftOil 1 1 4 . 1 V. .-.a
eeTvesr, ZC" ,n "f
'My dear colonel,' said Douglas,
whenever I meet a man I want to
know again I pat a mark on him and
I sever forget.' "Washington Post.
Tiger and. Lion.
"One time. In order to test the cour
age of a Bengal tiger and a lion," said
a well known showman, "we placed
Chinese crackers in the respective
Cftges and fired tbe fuses. As soon as
the fuses began to burn they attracted
tbe attention of both animals, but ln
a widely different manner. The lion
drew into a corner and watched the
proceedings with a distrustful and un
ei.sy eye. The tiger, on the contrary,
advanced to tbe burning fuse with a
firm step and unflinching gaze. On
reaching the cracker be began to roll
It over the floor with bis paw, and
when it exploded beneath bis nose be
did not flinch, but continued his exam
inatloa until perfectly satisfied. The
Hon betrayed great fear when he heard
the report of the explosion and for
quite a time could not be coaxed out of
his den." London Tlt-Blts.
Her Dear Husband.
"Why." exclaimed a newly married
woman to a hunch of friends, "for
three months after our mnrriajre my
dear husband made me bake hot bis
cuits for blm every meal."
"And yet your husband is a strong,
healthy looking fellow." answered her
friend, hi astonishment. "Doctor say
that such a diet is terrible, and"
Oh, yr. this husband is heslthy. I
was referrinp t'j my first husbandj"
Cleveland riala Dealer.
r OVTCAW M. SMITM
gOME men are willing that their
wives should make their .own
clothes and pay for their husbands'.
Xo girl thinks any man is perfect,
but she pretends to do so when she
marries to help the poor fellow along.
If you want to be a good taffy giver !
It is up to vou to learn to make a good i
j ed to save the life of a well equipped
The man who had to take sulphur and j prospector going north, aud the man
molasses every spring during his boy- Ellison had rewarded him with a tiny
hood isn't yearning for the good old
times to that extent.
It isn't hard to ride a hobby after
you learn how. but the learning some
times gives a hard fall.
The girl who bakes the best bread
doesn't always get the most auto rides.
One may not believe -in signs and yet
be averse to getting thirteen- bills ln
The older the Joke the better if it
Is really a joke.
It takes true courage for a woman
to go to a party ln last season's gown.
A woman's idea of being generous is
to take her dearest enemy out m her
brand new high priced coupe.
Is this war?
You ask breathlessly
As you gaze
In a daze
On the way
That they play.
No, my dear sir
(Or, If her.
My dear miss).
Is only boot ball.
In war. you know,
A man has a show.
They stand a mile away
For irun play.
And only a small per cent
Must be sent
To the hospital.
And are alive
With eyes and ears
For a fact,
Who play the war game
But He Is a lucky mutt
Can play a season througl
And come out all
Finsers, eyes, nese and hair.
They do not stand
In their places
A mile apart and
Make faces ,
Or lie low.
And they mix
Good and plenty.
"In taking his second wife he thought
he would do something smart and solve
the servant girl problem."
"How did he do it?"
"Married the hired girl."
"Yes, in theory. In practice it didn't
work out. He discovered about the
second -day what was her main reason
for marrying him."
Matter of Circumstance.
"1 would so much rather have a car
full than with one of tbe seats empty.
It looks so much more sociable. Don't
you think so?"
"Well, that depends."
"How is that?"
"As to being sociable. If the occu
pants are full as well as tbe car they
are pretty apt to be soeiable enough."
"What's a man's idea of a quick
"A glass of beer and a sandwich."
"And what's a woman's?"
"A chicken salad, rolls, cup of tea.
two chocolate eclairs, pickles and ice
"I am tbe smartest member of my
"Shame on you."
To talk about the rest of them so."
Net Anxious to Wait.
"There's a good time coming."
"I prefer to have a good time golnf.'
' It must be quite annoylnr
When one starts out to fly
To have to crank the er,fln
a mile or so on h!j;h.
"Every husband ought to make his
bride a regular allowance from the
a tart." said a guest at a wedding re
ception in Ncmt York.
"This is but Just," ho continued,
"because from the start every bride
finds that she must constantly make
allowances for her husband."
Sixty Below By Clarissa Mackie.
Copyrighted. 1S1Z. by Associated Literary Bureau.
It was cold up there in the Klondike or so old newspapers on the table, but
region. Ben Fleming thought he had ; they were new to these men, and they
experienced bitter cold in northern New i read them eagerly.
England, but it had never been CO de- j Ben finished his first and sank into
grees below the zero mark, as it was j abstracted silence. Suddenly he look
here. He only set his teeth the firmer, j ed up to meet Ellison's kind eyes bent
bought heavier clothing and delved j upon him.
hopelessly for gold. I "Feelinj; low. Fleming?" asked the
Fleming had a part ownership ln a j other man. "I don't want to butt in.
small claim in the new strike near you know, only if it will relieve your
Dawson. It was sheer luck his being J
let into it, for be had reached the Yu- j
kon almost penniless. He had happen- I
share in the new mine. If it bad not
been for his meeting Ellison and this
stroke of good luck Ben might have,
starved to death in the cold unfriendly
"What you going to call it?" asked j
Ben as he trudged home with Ellison
the day they had struck the yellow i
metal in the new mine. j
"I guess 'Sixty Below' will about hit
it," laughed Ellison as he unlocked the
door of their rough cabin. j
"It deserves a bet.er name than
that." argued Ben as he raked down ,
"Don't feel as though you could spend
gold that felt as cold as that sounds?"
"I don't want It to spend." said Ben
nastily, a red flush staining his brown
"Miser!" Jeered Ellison in high spir
its, as in the growing warmth of the
one room cabin he removed his warm
furs and emerged a tall, stoutly built
figure with bearded cheeks, and bright
"Money is worth the greatest good It
will bring," muttered Ben Fleming
"And for the young chap like you,
Ben, It can bring nothing less than a
dandy good time," assured his partner.
Ben Fleming did not reply, no
busied himself preparing the evening
meal, much of It concocted from the
"MEVEn MIND ME," ASSURFD ELIHOH, "I
KNOW WUAT OlttLS AKK "
contents of various tinned provisions,
but when it was ready it snielled good
oud tasted better. Ellison smacked
his lips and drew up to the rough
"Some girl has missed a good hus
band who can cook," be laughed as ho
helped himself to potatoes fried brown
Ben was pouring coffee. "Some girl
has no use for me," he said drily.
For an instant Ellison's brows drew
together, and (hen he scanned Hen's
"Some girl back ln Connecticut, or
did you say It was Massachusetts?" he
asked, with assumed carelessness.
"I didn't say," retorted Ben.
"Oh!" Ellison smiled ln his beard.
"I don't want to be grouchy," apolo
gized Ben hastily, for Ellison was a
good fellow and. nllhouch considerably
older than himself, had proved hluiself
companionable and a thoroughly fast
friend to the young stranger.
"Never mind me," assured Ellison.
"I know what girls are. Why, It was
a girl sent me to the arctic circle
twenty years ngo, and It was a girl
ent n;e this time. Why, I had given
np prospecting for good and was tak
ing my ease back there In er the
state where I came from when I got
my walking papers for the Yukon, and
so I came. With my customary good
luck I struck pay dirt again."
"The same girl didn't send you
twice?" asked Ben. curious In his turn.
"Eord. no! The first tfrl-that was
twenty years ago, and I was a youni?
chap HUe you then sent me up here
to make my fortune; said she'd marry
me when I'd made It. Well, I did
ran Ice It, but when I got back home I'll
be blanked, Ben. If she hadn't gone
and married another fellow, a measly
little clerk ln a shoe store without a
penny to his name, after sending me
op here to have my hid" frozen stiff.
That girl had some nerve."
"I should say so." breathed Ben
hastily. He was looking rather vlldly
st his companion. "! you suppose
azy trlrl wwuld dn that? You n-edn't
answer thst question. I know she
wouldn't," be added fervently.
"There aro kills and girls." observe
Ellison, apparently quite oblivious t
Ben's agitation. "Now, this second girl
who sent me is a different sort, but
she's got a nerve too!"
"Iosiead of wanting me to stay borne
and keep out of danger she sends me
off np here on a wild goose chase."
Eliisou sa.ik Into silence while ba
smoked bis pipe, and Ben, as tbe Junior
member of tbe firm, washed tu the
dishes and then drew up a chair on tbe
other side of the table and lighted his
wn iiife. There were some moutluj
mind to tell it to sny one why fire
away. It will go no further."
that. Yes. there is some-
it's a Kirl too," confessed
"Confounded trouble makers God
bless 'em'." commented Ellison.
"I I don't suppose I've had your ex
perience. I've only seen one girl I ever
cared much about."
"There's certainly vnriety enough la
it." smiled Ben. "You see. I didn't
hare anything and her folks are pret
ty well to do. and when her father ask
ed me how I was going to support her
in the manner he had always done,
why, I Just threw up my hands and
said I couldn't da that, of course not
jUSt now but she was willing to wait
for me." Ben paused.
"Well?" urged Ellison after awhile.
"Oh. you see her father laughed
aud said money wasu't made so rapid
ly as all that. He said he supposed
we wanted to be married while wo
were young. I said yes In a year or
so and he lHiighed BLrain and said it
would take some time for a clerk in
the railroad otlice to work himself up
to be division superintendent or some
thing like that. The second time he
laughed and made me mad. I told
him I'd come buck in a year with
money enough to marry her, and I
said I was so sure of her love and loy
alty that I wouldn't even see her be
fore I went away. I knew she'd wait
"I didn't count on falling sick In
Seattle and breaking so into iny money.
That's how you fouud uie down and
"nub, if you hadn't saved my life J
down there on the river where would I
have been, eh? If there's a balance of
gratitude It's on the other side of tha
ledger. What does the girl say now?"
"I haven't heard a word from her,"
said Ben dejectedly. "I suppose I
ought not to have gone off without see
ing her. 1 couldn't say goodby, and,
besides. I suppose I was ripping mad
at the old mau."
"It wasn't being quite square with
her," admitted Ellison soberly. "You
see, if you'd consulted her perhaps she
would have preferred to marry you,
poor as you were. You ought to have
given her the chance anyway.''
"I renllze it. I know it. And the
thought strikes a chill to my heart
that's way below your 0 degrees. I've
written twice, and I've never had a
word In reply."
There was an Instant's silence. Then
Ellison spoke across the table, and Ben
looked up quickly to see the bright
blue eyes fixed intently upon him un
der the glow of the lamp.
"Perhaps she's moved away and
didn't get your letter," he suggested
"Why, hardly that. You see, her
home was lu Cleveland, and she would
not be likely to"
"Perhaps her father died and she
was adopted by an uncle who lived in
California. Perhaps she Is there"
The older man spoke forcefully, con
vlncingly. "Why, It might be. She did have an
uncle ln California. It's queer you
should have lilt upon that. Ellison."
Ben looked at his partner with a puz
"Not so queer, young man. Tha cu
rious part of It Is that I didn't suspect
you !efore." Ellison's touu was sharp.
"Suspect! What do you mean?"
Ben pal"d and arose, leaning neross
the table to stare Into Ellison's fife.
"I told you a girl sent me up here
to the Yukon country. It was my
niece. Her father 1ms recently died,
and as her mother, who was my only
sister. Is dead. I have adopted her.
She makes her limine with me In south
ern California. ;race Ellison Gary Is
"Grace Ellison Gary Is your niece?"
Ben chattered the words Incredulous
ly. "Kb" sent you up here?"
"After yon- what the deuce Is your
name? She said I'.erijainln Carwood.
You poe as Ben Fleming."
"Benjamin Fleming f'arwood," said
Ben dizzily. "What -why did she send
you after me?"
"Becaue she wants you to come
hack, you younir Idiot!"
"And yon knew she wnnfed me all
these months we have been together,
and because of this wall of reserve l
tween us why, 1'vo Ix-en so down and
out sometimes I've felt like throwing
myself down the shaft. I wonder I!
there will come a chance for me to go
home soon?" Ben looked wistfully at
"I guess thre will. I've ha1 ait
offer for the mine as she stands now,
nnd we better take It and divide.
Then we can go home next month. In
the meantime, as your heart Is down
at 10 degrees !elow zero, I'll Just de
liver this letter Grace sent up to you
If I should find you. and I trust th
contents v.ill thaw you out." And EI
I!son smiled ns he delivered the pre
cious missive Into Ben's e-7er hands..
Nov. 5 in American
lSl-BetiJaruiii Flai.i:!in Butler, noli l
lawyer nnd ivll war fceiiertil. ix.rn
ln I'eerfield. Myss : died 1):.
President Lincoln ordered Hie
summary removal of General
George B. MC!e!!ati aud Gciier.'l
Fltz-John Porter, from their com
mands In the Armr of tb" Potomac.
'OOrv-WHIi.ini T. I:i hards, famous
marine artist, died; bora l&X