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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1912.
Published Dally at MS4 Second ave
a. Rock Island. 111. (Entered at the
soetofflce aa second-claas matter.)
tock hlul ef ffce A eif
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
became doubtful whether he bad real
ly received the Jargest vote in the
state and yesterday afternoon the truth
came out, leaving no doubt whatever
that the state was carried by Wilson
and Marshall as well as by Dunne.
This is as it should be. The demo
crats did not wish to believe that the
great state of Illinois in the triangu
lar presidential contest had failed to
TERM Tea cent Mr week, by car- support the democratic candidates.
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baraoter. political or religious, must
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UNWORTHY OP TAFT.
When he conceded Wilson's
tion. President Taft said:
"This means an early change in the
economic policy of the government
In reference to ihe tariff. If this
change can be made without halting
prosperity, 1 surely hope it may be."
To be the prophet of disaster be
cause of his defeat Is an attitude un
worthy of the president. The hidden
meaning of his words is simply a con
tinuance of his unwarranted ante-elec
tion predictions of panic. Instead of
! being broad, generous, optimistic in
I defeat, he really harbors a feeling
! that something disastrous to the coun-
try will happen. His words, between
!the lines, clearly Indicate a. desire
to impress upon the people his fore
1 bodlngs. What an opportunity for
i magnanimity and liberal expression
i was afforded, and how lamentably he
If there Is any bitterness left, cut It J fe , phort of hig nigh plane: wt a
out. i chance for him to say in ringing
words: "The will of the people is the
power of the nation. The country is
bigger than political parties. We have
ill the elements of prosperity and I
know it will prevail no matter who is
5 t v- fig
9r BVrCAr Mm SMITH
sTjW APE S Pffi COUNCIL
Saturdsy, November S, 1912.
The Turks were also beaten Tues-1
The straw vote has gone to find the
The short ballot is coming
can't come too quickly.
According to the dispatches,
son is still running.
The latest returns show Illinois
not a "sucker state," after a,'l.
The Wilson prosperity is the kind
that will get down to the masses.
The grat mass and body of the
people em to be very well satisfied.
A permanent party cannot he or
ganized on the personality of any man.
president. Whatever changes may be
made, even though they are not in ac
cord with republican ideas, this na
tion is too great, too firmly establish
ed, too wise and too extensive to suf
fer any material lack of prosperity or
any far-reaching distress because one
party steps out and another steps In.
I have faith In our country and our
peop, and I accept their decree with
out murmuring and with the greatest
belief In a continuance of its prosper
ity and an Increase of its greatness."
How such a statement would have
won the universal respect and admira
tion and would have marked Taft's
retirement with almost the same hon
or as bis victory.
TES WOMR ARE "EVERYBODY."
Before women can become good citi
zena they must learn to respect the
The law Isn't made for men only.
It's made for everybody and women
belonz to the class of "everybody." no
matter how exclusive and exceptional j
the person of feminine persuasion may
In Sydney, X. S. W., there is a law
against the wearing of long hatpins.
Sixty women many of them promin
ent jocially ignored the law. The CO
were arrested for violating the hatpin
law. Fines were imposed, which they
refused to pay. They preferred jail.
And now these CO women threaten to
starve themselves into liberty, imitat
ing the British euffraget lawbreaker
The Sydney women are all wrong.
They deserve no sympathy at all. If
they want to starve, let them starve.
None of them will starve long enough
to do a permanent injury not any
where near the injury that their long
hatpins have probably caused others
to endure. A little starvation will set
tle a lot of dyspepsia, take down con
siderable fat and possibly reduce ar
rogance to some extent though It's
harder to reduce arrogance than fat.
One feels a bit of pity for the jailed
suffraget In England. She is fighting
for a great cause, even though she isn't
fighting for it in the best way. She
goes according to her light. Her en
thusiasm blinds her. And she is lined
up against such fearful odds of tradi
tion and prejudice and pure injustice.
And so we almost forgive her when
she goes on a rampage and breaks
windows, and when she gets the better
of her prison keepers by simply refus
ing to eat, we sort of mentally pat her
on the back.
But there Is no Just cause back of
the Sydney women. They are defying
a good law enacted for the protection
of citizens. Feminine privilege does
not Immunize them. They need to be
punished Just as any man would be
punished for breaking a law. And if
they want to add starvation to the Just
punishment well, it won't earn them
Whoop It up
don't rub It In.
tonight fellows, but
Boost, but don't
The people believed the republican
campaign orators believed every word
they said about each other.
THE PKOGKKSSIVK PARTY.
A factor which figured In Governor
Wilson's election was a group of in-
( surgents in congress lead by Senator !
I La Follette. Though elected as re
publicans, they served noticed on the
party leaders that the party must aev
; er its alliance with the interests or
they would quit the republican party.
President Taft and his advisers in
stead of harkening to this protest un
dertook to drive the Insurgents out of
; the party. Instead of being driven
they closed their connection with the
republican party on their own motion.
I The fight between the president con
It is hoped President Taft will not j tlnued wA meanwhile the insurgents
overiooK nis inanKsgiving nay procla
mation this year.
The Mormon vote sent Utah and
Idaho into the Taft column, but the
vote in Vermont Is still unexplained.
Roosevelt. Perkins and Flint did
not stand long or well at Armageddon.
If Iowa could have Dunn it, too. Illi
nois would have extended its glad
hand across the broad bosom of the
Father of Waters with a feeling of
fraternity not before realized.
The democrats of Rock Island, to
gether with all others who may denim
to join and participate, will tonight
lelobrate the glorious eent of lust
Tuesday. While the demonstration will
be under the auspices of the Wilson
and Dunne clubs, and under the lm-
grew and Tuesday's election proved
that it has become a powerful force.
It resulted in the political destruction
of Aldrlch, Payne, Cannon. Tawney,
t urtis. Wetmore, Depew and practical
ly all the old standpat crowd. They
destroyed the republican party and
From the patriotic band of insur-
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER. land plain furniture 35 per cent. He
Cordova III . Xov. 8. Majority Lead-1 hangs his pail on a steel pin taxed 45
; per cent, using soap taxed zu per cent.
His looking-glass was taxed 45 per
cent and h,e combs his hair with a rub
ber comb taxed 35 per cent,
"He proceeds to eat his supper which
was cooKea on a stove taxed 45 per
cent, for which she uses pots and ket
tles taxed 45 per cent. On their table
is common crockery taxed 55 per cent,
and cheap glass tumblers taxed 45 per
cent The sugar he puts in his tea is
taxed 54 per cent, which he stirs with
a spoon taxed 45 per cent. His meal
is a frugal one, because the cost of
living is so high.
EVERVTHIXG HE EATS IS TAXED.
"He uses a knife and fork taxed 60
per cent In fating salt fish taxed 10
per cent; bread, 20 per cent; potatoes,
22 per cent; salt, 33 per cent; butter,
i per cent, and rice, 62 per cent. He
proceeds to read a book taxed 25 per
cent, and at the close of the day re
clines in an iron-framed bed taxed 45
per cent, with a mattress taxed 20 per
cent, sheets taxed 45 per cent, woolen
blankets taxed 75 per cent, and a cot
ton spread, 45 per cent.
"He is taken 111 and the doctor pre
scriues medicine taxed 25 per cent,
... 1-. r i. . . , i(
wiiu.ii, uting ineneciive, he passes
from this active sphere of life and his
remains are deposited in a coffin taxed
35 per cent, which is conveyed to a
cemetery in a wagon taxed 35 per
cent, deposited in its resting place in
er Underwood of the house of repre-;
sentatives set forth
in unique fashion,
during the cam
paign Vie tariff tax
imposed on the
public, as seen
ic spectacles. In
discussing the sit
uation, Mr. Under
"Under the pres
ent oppressive tar
iff law the laboring
man returns at
night from his toil
clad In a woolen
suit taxed 75 per
cent, shoes taxed
12 per cent, stock
ings and under
wear 71 per cent, a
cotton shirt taxed
50 per cent, a wool hat and woolen
gloves taxed 7S per cent. He carries
i a dinner pan taxed 4o per cent, anu
greets his wife as she looks through a
window pane taxed 62 per cent, with
a curtain taxed 42 per cent.
OTIIKH COMMODITIES TAXED.
"After scraping his shoos on an iron
scraper taxed 75 per cent, he wipes
them on a mat taxed 50 per cent. He
lifts the door latch taxed 45 per cent,
pONTENTMENT la better than houaeal
Contentment la better than land;
Contentment Is better than cattle
Or bank stock securely In hand;
thins to be bad without money.
A boon to be had without price
Or any suxrestlon of payment.
it's cheaper, you see, tbaa advice.
Then what la the way tn obtain It
And what la the method. 1 pray.
To win thia desirable treasure
And have It for yours every day?
That's eaay; you get It by thinking.
It's all. you might Bay. In the mind.
For If you would capture this Jewel
Look Inward contentment to find.
If you have a bleyele ancient
That creaka as It conies to a hill
Just think It's as good as an auto
Or better, for that's better stllL
If you have a shack for a dweillnc
Bet up In a two by four lot
Think that la as good aa a mansion
That stands In a wide grassy plot.
By thinking your house Is aa spacious.
By thinking your horse Is as stout.
And If you are houseless and horseless
Tou think you are better without
You're more than contented by thinking
With what you may eat or may drink.
Although you may far on the meanest.
But Is It wafH while, do you think f
The Argus Daily Story
A Telephone Call By Walter Brcnson.
Copyrighted. 1S1Z. by Associated Literary Bureau.
medlaU direction and supervision of Kreaiest mistake in allowing useir to
committees appointed Jointly by the s'd to advance the ambition of a
heads of those two organization, all : third-term aspirant for the presidency,
democrats and all who are not demo- Tlu' PPl? '' never, nev. r stand for
crats. who wish to. are invited to Join : thlit- Tne republican part,y needed to
In the iubilee nt' punished. The interests needed a
geius came me progressive party. . . . - I mother earth nnit the nivn i. v
What It future may be can not be ' ,. ul . . . . the use nf Er,arf, fQ a i
hills mcovo ilJD n nc v I ti i sia ct .j w - -r-'" 1 TUL,
dress taxt-d 75 per cent. She is mend- j while over his grave is raised a Burn
ing an umbrella taxed 50 per cent with j ument taxed 50 per cent."
thread taxed ::0 per cent. Rfr- Underwood at considerable
"The house is made of brick taxed 1 ltfiK'h reviewed the legislation enact
25 per cent and lumber taxed 9 per,1 ,jy tn? democratic house and con
cent, with paint taxed 32 per cent, j demned the republican policy as dis
Thelr w allpaper w as taxed 25 per cent i clOEed In the last session of congress.
foretold, but a new party without the
prest'ge of having been In power, rep
resenting more than anything rise a
protest, tfiat can poll 2,000,000 votes
must be reckoned with.
The progressive party was neces
sary. It had to come. It made its
Notwithstanding the democrats feel
that for the lirkt time in " years they
have a "holler" coming, and they are
reminded, as was said in a lmuibf r of
speeches at she meeting the other
night to consider plans for the Jollifi
cation, of the tiuus without number
that they have been mad- to
beat it home through alley
election nlj:ht, the disposition
Aa was also then so ex
pressed. Is to do nothing tonight that
will hurt the feelings of any sensible
This Is ns it should be. The demo
crats have a right to rejoire and be
glad to make a loud noise and in music
and oratory and In an illumination that
will reach to the skies, vent their long
They have triumphed in nation, in
state. In congressional district, and in
county and they have triumphed nobly.
They have made a clean victory and
they will have a clean celebration.
ILLINOIS FOH Wll-SON
After all. Illinois did not line up for
Hooaevelt. The early reports of the
bull mooee candidate's victory in this
state were premature and wide of the
truth. Rooseveit, as well as Taft, was
defeated in Illino's Wilson received
a plurality of 16.000 or more in th.s
state. Illinois Joined the other state
and helped to olect Wilson and Mar
shall. Thus the expectations of the demo-
sound whipping. This could on'.y bs
brought about by the part played in
the re nt campaign by the progres
Cclonel Rccscvelt cou'd have forced
the nomination of La Follette, Cum
i nilns or Hadley, but he thought, of
The progressive party, nevertheless
' filled an appoint! d mission. It has
h' lped clean the Augean stables. H
lias aided in checking the interests In I
' that it aroused the peop'.e to corrupt!
; alliance ttt.wet n Wall street and the j
led republuan leaders. There is no
doui' tbe advent ofMhe progressive
party forced the democrats to comin
i ate Wilson.
I The progressive party may have
j come to stay, for manifestly the bit
i terness is so intense as to preclude
I the possibility of merging with the
I discredited republican party. The re-
publican party is tied to the past and
tied to Ideas and policies and men
that are as widely separated from the
men, the policies and idtas of the
progressive party as the antipodes.
Colonel Roosevelt, energetic, fight
ing force. H is good for many a hard
f.ght and he will fight to keep the
progTensiv- party In existence and the
republican party out of existence.
THEY'LL ENJOY HIGH S6CIAL POSITION
WHILE HUSBANDS DOMINATE CONGRESS
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Pan Francisco. Isaac Trumbo, who
made a fortune in Utah, and lost it in
I San Francisco, died here of injuries
crats were realized and their rredic-; received last Saturday night, when he
uuu juiiiiieo iu democratic na
tional committeeman. Charles Boescb
custeta. and the western democratic
manager. Joaeph Davies and Elmore
W. Hurst of this city, who was a lead
ing factor at democratic national head
quarter In Chicago, from the first per
sistently claimed that Wilson and Mar
shall would be the successful candi
dates In Illinois. But the figures
brought oner the wire were so large
for Roosevelt and the reports were so
nuequivocal In declarinj Bls plurality
lu the state, that tha rank and file
could not queatloo that ta bull moose
chief had a large plurality,
I ster reports, however, reduced
L Koosevelt s fluralitj; so tht i$ aoofi
was beaten by footpads.
Minneapolis Settlement of the ISO.
000 estate of the late H. C. Akeley.
lumberman, was made by the naming
of Mrs. James P. Quirk, a daughter, as
administrator, without objection on
the part of the widow, Mrs. Clara
Akeley of California.
Mount Clemens, Mich Police of this
state are seeking a man giving the
J name of A H. Ford of Chicago, who is
aald to have made a smau fortune by
cashing fraudulent drafts among bank
customers in various cities and towns
of Michigan. He was last seen at
Kalamanoo than a a evil ao,
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I fi Vi - ' a..-c V-
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P : m ;;V fe J -r t
I bad come in from my afternoon i
calls on my patients, tired and hungry,
and luckily between after dinner and
bedtime I was not called out At Vi
o'clock I turned In and fell Into a
sound sleep. At 11 there was a sharp
ring at tbe telephone bell beside my
bed. Half asleep, 1 was conjuring up
excuses for not going out Into the
night and, taking the receiver off the
hook, applied it to my ear and asked
"Help! Northside of Skelton square!
Only dwelling left among business
blocks! See woman with white skin,
brown eyes and reddish hair. Oh. my
I could hear a iron voice, "Tou
come away from that. A shriek
and a scuffle, and all was still. For a
moment I thought of calling central
with a view to asking If they knew
who lived tn the house described, bat
since I would be likely to wait a long
while foe tbe information and was not
sure that It would benefit me I con
cluded to act without It
I was a young man then, not quite
tblrty, yet old enough to have tired of
Not a Suffragist.
"Do you believe-
in the fall ot
"No, nor the rise
of woman either."
"Lady, will you give a poor starving
man something to eat?"
"Certainly. Here are some sliced to'
matoes, chicken salad. Ice cream and
"Er er er"-
"Say, what's the matter with you?"
"Er hones' now, w'at's yer garnet
IT DrDll'T REQtTlBE A PHTSICTAN TO 8gS
THAT SUB WAS HUlHMINtt.
And Hs Was Hygenic.
I think he did a low down trick In
deserting that wife of his."
"1 don't know. There may have
been extenuating circumstances."
"She was neither nagging nor ex
travagant" "But she always boiled bis coffee
and fried his steak."
Causa For Gratitude.
"1 haven't a single idea In my bead."
"For which you should be thankful."
"Think bow lonesome tbe poor thing
would be If you had It"
Tao Modest For Fa ma.
"I know 1 could write n best seller."
"Go to It. Why don't you?"
"I am so shy and shrinking that I
couldn't bear to htfVe the ladies gush
ing over me."
"Blank said there was a bard freeze
"He must have encountered his rich
cousin at the reception."
It's by the band on the cigar
The customer will swear.
Be doesn't know he pays for that.
Perhapft be doesn't care.
Mrs. OUie James (at the left), Mrs. Oscar W. Underwood (top right), and
Mrs. Champ Clark.
Among the leaders of Washington society during the next two years will,
be three southern women whose husbanls will exert a dominating influence
In congress during that time. Mrs. OUie James, wife; of the Kentucky sena
tor. Is a native born Kentuckian and went to Washington a bride soon after
her husband first took a eeat in the lower house almost 10 years ago- Mrs.
Oscar W. Underwood, wife of the democratic floor leader, is a charming host
ess, and has spent many seasons at the national capital. Mrs. Champ Clark
has long been popular in Washington society. Her husband will doubtless
J b reelected speaker of the bouse of representatives.
! PERT PARAGRAPHS.
Spare tbe rod and tbe child will get
you into a pretty pickle.
It Is sometimes easier to forgive a
friend for doing as an injury tbao for
granting a favor.
There are a lot of people who are cea
tJnually mistaking their past for their
There are some women who know
when to keep still, but you never bear
them making any noise about it
There are people who hate so to be In
debt that tbey are even driven to tbe
extremity of paying their bills.
Trying to drown a domestic trouble
In drink Is like catting off tbe clsws of
Any woman will believe the most
monstrous lis if It is on complimentary
to ber looks.
After awhile It may be that enter
prUtog merchants may make sucb ar
rangements with tbe courts that tbey
may be enabled to give divorce coupons
instesd of trading stamps with foods.
It is getting so that a dresemsker baa
to understand. Id addition to ber own,
tha tailor's and tbe upholsterer's trad
Thsckeray and Roast Mutton.
Thackeray often dropped in to din
ner, sometimes announcing himself in
verse. The following Is ono of his
A nice leg of mutton, my Lade.
I pray the hava ready for me:
" Have It smoking and tender and Juicy.
For so better meat can tbere be.
BaoaUactioaa of JaMt Boss.
being called up in tha middle of the
night to listen to persous' aches and
pains. But I was not too old to be in
terested In a cry for help from a wo
man. Whether she knew who It was
she called or had simply cried for help
to any one who might bear her I did
not know. Indeed, to this day I have
never learned how tbe telephone con
nection fell to me and have never been
able to account for It. But. for that
matter, I have never been able to ac
count for a tithe of the mistakes oc
curring on my phone. I became awake
at once and Interested In a ense that
was not likely to come withU) the
range of my profession. I sounded to i
James Dugan the slftnal to bring my
anto to my door, dressed myself, took
a revolver from a bureau drawer; then,
snatching up my medicine satchel, on
which I relied more thnn on the pis
tol. I ran downstairs and out to the
"Skelton square. James!" I said.
"What number, sir?"
"I haven't the number; north side of
square; only dwelling house; let her
On the way I told James the circum
stances, and he suggested that it was a
case for the police rather than a doe
tor, but failed to convince nie. It
Beemed to me that If the police went
to the bouse, whoever was at fault,
would be forewarned, where a doctor,
supposed to have been called to see a
patient might gain access without be
liiK suspected of his real intention. As
we drove through the streets nt law
breaking pace, I having, occasionally
to cry "Doctor!" to a policeman who
attempted to stop me. it occurred to
me that In the few words the woman
at the phone had been permitted to
speak she hud told a great deal.
When we reached Skelton square we
found the house without any, difficulty,
the only dwelling on tbe north side. It
was an old house, above which mod
ern office buildings towered on either
side. There was not a light to be seen
in it. The blec'k was divided by an
alley and the bouse cornered on the
alley. I told James to come with me
and go down thi alley to the rear of
the dwelling and when I called for
admittance to watch for the exit of
any one who might rush to get out in
that quarter. If I succeeded in getting
ia he was to run to the front door,
rap and, if possible. I would see that
he was admitted also. He thought
It would be better, should I sun-em! In
making an entrance, for him to follow
with a police force. But I preferred to
rely on myself, to play the part of a
physician till I had at least gained tbe
necessary information. I bad no mind
to permit the cops to blunderingly start
up my game too soon or to spoil luy
endeavor through jealousy.
1 ran up the steps and rang the belt.
No answer. I believed if a crime were
being perpetrated in the bonne. If I
knocked loud enuiigh. tbe inmates
Trouti! fesr that I wmild attract tr.e
atteurrou of the police arid would so
awer tbe summons on that accoui t. 1
therefore knocked gently, increasing
my knocking, and at last began to
kick with my boots. At this latter
device 1 saw through the transom a
light approaching. A chain was loosen
ed, a key turned, the door was opened,
and an ill favored woman looked at
me over a kerosene lamp.
"Doctor to see the sick woman," 1
said in a businesslike tone.
"What elck woman?'
"The one who telephoned."
This seemed to put an idea into tbe
woman's bead. She doubtless knew
of tbe telephone nies.vntre. and I think
It occurred to ber thut it bad reached
V litiXMiilaa, , MJrtitltjaai Lt.a.od
plan to avert any detrimental conse
quences by pretending that a doctor
had really !een called for?
"There U a woman here who la
sick, but she doesu't need a doctor."
"Whether she does or she doesn't Is
her affair. When I'm called out to see
a patient I don't permit any one to put
me off. 1 niisrht be held for criminal
I acpresively stalked into the hall.
The woman nsked me to wait a minute
and went away. She had no sooner
i gone than I heard a tap at the front
door, and I ndmltted James. I told
him to staud by the door and if I were
called to see a patient to search for
what he could find. The woman kept
me waltln?; so Ions that I called out
"HI, you. there! Po you expect me
to stay here all nltrlit?"
I heard voices, and the woman came
back with a man. The latter looked
ugly. but. soeinc that 1 had been re
enforced by James, said quietly:
"All rijiht doctor. My wife Is suf
fering with a bad pain In her side.
Come this way."
I followed him. keeping a hnnd on
my revolver in my overcoat outside
pocket I was conducted to a room
where a woman lay In bed groaning.
Her hair and eyes were black, and I
knew at once that sho was not the per
son who had called me. Besides. It
didn't require a physician to see that
she was shamming pain. To give
James time to make discoveries, I ask
ed her a great many questions as to
her symptoms, felt her pulse and her
side, where she said she suffered the
pain; called for hot water, and when
they an hi, there was no water heated I
told then; to heat It at once.
I asked if there were enough persons
in the house to assist lu an Operation,
and 'they said there were but the two
women and the man. Hearing James
couch In the hall, 1 wrote a prescrip
tion and told the man to go out to a
drug store aud get the medicine It
called for. I thought for a time he
would refuse. 1 looked up at him with
stern surprise, and this decided him,
and he went out doggedly. I followed
him Into the hull aud signed to James
to turn the key after him. which was
doue without making a perceptible
sound. Then James and I approached
each other, and ' James whispered In
"There's a door locked upstairs and
some one nioutiing Inside."
"Walt here." was my reply, and I
went back to my patient.
The woman who had admitted m
was In the kltcheu heating or pretend
ing to heat the water, leaving me alone
with the one in bed. Takius; wniiit
ether from my medicine case. I poured
It on a towel and held It over her face.
She struggled, but I held my ground,
and she whs soon unconscious. 1 call
ed James, and. handing liiin my re
volver, I told him to go Into the kitch
en aud not let the woman there come
out Then I went upstairs and after
trying a couple of doors found the one
that was locked. I called out: "I'm
the man you got mi the telephone!
What's the trouble?"
The reply enme. "I've Ix-en kidnaped
and am held here till I can be removed
"There's no time to hear the story
now," I interrupted, ntid in a twinkling
I made up iny mind between calling
tbe police and taking the woman away
on my own reKpousibllity. Choosing
tbe latter course I gave the door a
rigorous kick; the lock or the wood
work about It was old' and rotten, it
Hew opeu and a woman stepped out
into the ball. There was no light on
the floor and I could not see her fea
tures; but, having hurried her down
stairs, I suw that she was young and
comely. I called to James to lock the
door leading to the kitchen and come
quirk. He did so ami in another mo
ment the three of us were iu the auto
"Where shall I take you?" I asked
"Anywhere except where I am
known," was the reply.
"I have escaped from a retreat. It
is a matter of property. They are try
ing to prove nie insane. It they dis
cover where I am tbe matter will he
referred to the courts and they will
send me back."
I caught on to this brief statement
and resolved to tuke the lady to my
house, where I lived with my mother
aud sister. It occurred to uie that my
decision not to call the jHilice was for
timat". I curried ui.v csipture home
and. arouslnp my sist'-r. turned the
prize over to hi r. Then I went to bed.
In an hour I h;id been summoned and
hail found the person who had called
for me and hud rescued her.
The next morning kIi- asked me to
send for a lawyer, who came and took
care of her case f t nUillfi;.' that with
in a year she obtained full possession
of an estate of which others were try
ing to di-prUe In r aud ut the same
time to keep lur iu an axyliitn. I was
called upon to testify before the court
The only llin I knew iiKnlnst her
sanity was that she had accepted a
proposition of niarriajre from so on
worthy a person as myself.
Nov. 9 in American
l"!."V-.Iosiiili Tatuaii. noted Unitfl
States and Coiif'-dernte States naval
commander, burn lu lieoria: died
JSTl. Tatnall originated Ihe j h.-ase
"Blood Is thicker than wnti r."
1872 Seventy million dollar fire In
Boston, then re-anlid as the third
la reus t in modern hl.tory.de:-troy-ed
7-IS houses. Including many of
the city's business: b!o-k.
J911-Howari .Pyle. noted artist and
author, died at Florence. Italy: bom
All too news all the time. Tbe Argus.