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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1912.
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TR APES Iffigf C 0 UN C I L J
Vednaaday, November 13, 1912.
jWhoop It up the Long View loop.
hfou'll Boon b able to loop the loop
the Long View.
ScboolmsBter Wilson will at least .
hare order In the room when he rings
the bell Match 4. !
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Cuba must be under the weather, or j
something. Its election passed off 1
without any rioting.
A western telegraph manager adver
tlaes for "girls with wheels." As If
there was such a thing.
The name of the first Chinese avia
tor is Fwi Yu. Probably h gave it to
himself the first time he ate gasoline
There are people living out on the
Jong View loop who say they'll be
lieve the cars are running when they
The only reason that Governor De- ;
seen did not put across the special
cession proposition wa that he knew
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TJncoln Kteffcns says Lieutenant
Becker is Buffering for the sins of so
ciety. It would perhaps be discourte-
oaa to say whBt Hteffens Is suffering I
Is Angeles has a school where RirU j
are taught dressing, as a fine art. It j
o!j;ht to have an annex where future i
husbands can be taught how to hook
New York is making another cruFade
against church hells. The general im
pression has been that the averaRe
New Yorker steals into the house in
his stocking feet. Pstuiday nights, as
early as C a. m.
Both President Taft and Governor
Dcneen are showing the width of their
political talibre in their purpotie to fill
H tbe offices with their own kind bi
fore going out. Hut they will aH go
oi:t as faat as they rame in.
After a national election cabinet .
tnaklug is always a popular winter j
amusement, but as it is a Wilson cab-
.net that is to Berve after March 4
next, perhaps Governor Wilson will
not prove averse to making his own
TIIK M-:VT YOIIK W.Y.
They know how tp do things down
in New York state. Five years ago
the people voted to expend $50,oio,.
f'00 for improved highways. That
l-reat sum has been expended with
the result that New York has th best
roads of any state in the union.
Realizing that tbe Improvement has
Just begun and desiring its continu
ance. New Yorkers on lain Tueduy
want to the polls and by a great ' ma
jority voted to appropriate Jjy.noo,
000 more. '
The enterprise was enthusiastically
backed by farmers In all parts of the
ate, as they have come to reaUie
that good roads mean good markets.
A l H8K TO H 18 BACK.
When Jack Johnson won tbe heavy
height championship of tba world,
and especially when he retained it in
Ms fight with Jeffries, there were
those who said that he bad don his
race a great service. They argued
that he had put fresh pride and con
fidence into millions of men who need
ed such a spur to ambition. The the
ory was that Johnson's prowess would
encourage colored Americans to
triv more vigorously for equal
rights attainments In better fields of
occupation and achievement
Now Jack Johnson haa done more
to discourage and dishearten the best
and wiseat men of his race than he
could offset by winning 10 champion
ships. They are ashamed maS disgust
ed and la such a frame of mind that
thousands of them would welcome an
opportunity to give him a coat of tar
ad feathers and ride him on a rail
i ever the nearest international boun
dary. Johnson has done mora than
ny other one man of his color to put
era-amenta in the mouths of enemies
of his raca who would deny the negTo
any torn of equal right, if it were In
tharr power to do so.
All of which goes. - to 'Show that
trains anl tUneUr; not brute forea,
must be 4epeade4 upon to advance
the Interest and widen the future of a
race lately freed from slavery. It Is
'to tbe Booker Washington a, not to
the Jack Johnsons, that the negro In
'America must look for tasplraUoa and
assistance In bettering Mb lot and
brightening the outlook for his chil
dren and hit children's children.
PROSPERITY FOB ALli
According to the completed prelim
inary estimate of the department of
agriculture, the principal f irm crops
of the United States this year are
worth to farmers $4,171,134,000 about
$515,000,000 more than lsat year's
crops were worth. Yields of corn, po
tatoes, oats, barley, hay and flax are :
greater than in any previous year; lie
wheat and buckwheat crops are slight
ly smaller than the highest records,
but much larger than last year's crops.
Values per bushel or per ton are 10 to
40 per cent less than existed a year
ago, but the enormous yields make re
turns to fanners greater than ever
before. Here we have a condition
which should redound to the prosper
ity of all classes.
nufB returns to tne rarmer, out at me j
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same time the cost of living to the .
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City dweller seems to be sure to be
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Country and city alike should be
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happy in their prospect of the year s i
New Orleans The total death list
in the wreck on the Yazoo & Missis
sippi Valley railroad at Montr, La., is
r,laced at 18
"Washington Miss Helen Taft left
Washington with the secrstary of war
and Mrs. Stimeon for New York,
whence the party will sail for Pan-
Mason City, Iowa John Davidson,
aged 18 years, and Kenneih. his broth
er, aged 17, died at Milford after thevhouses
had aten minced ham. Both were at- j "ll's Kiting to be quite the fash
tending school when taken ill. ion'" snP continued, "for proprietors
, , j to give monthly or quarterly dinners
New York Albert von Hoffman and1:ke this- ,0 their employes or heads
John Perry, who manned the balloon I pf departments. I think it's a good
Million Ponnlatinn in th lntmatinni
cup contest in Kirrope, reached New
York from Bremen. Their balloon fin
Dts Moines James OCa!Iahan
must serve an indeterminate term in !
me penitentiary ror conspiracy to rob
the Polk county treasury while a clerk '
there two years ago. The decision
was handed down by the state supreme I
Galesburg, 111. John Junk S5 years
0,d. a wealthy farmer, was killed by a i
Burlington passenger train at Herder-1
non. He was one of the earliest set- ;
tiers of Knox county. i
New York John Hays Hammond '
nd the other executors of thp estate
of George Crocker have filed their
1 final accounting with the courts.
papirs filed show Columbia university
received from the estate $l.f,o;.nuo for
a cancer rew arch fund. The total
value of the estate was $12,2,'n,d(io.
Iowa City, lews Rvery Iowa baby ! 'lh wa" 'n, Europe. The flrsl Kng
is worth $2'i'l; every boy of high school exhibition of chrysanthemums
ago is worth f l.NoO, and the university ! was belli about. !0 years ago, and
strdent fhoulrl bring says a pa- ! tnp current exhibition of the American
per read at the fniverMty of Iowa by ' . .......
Ir. A. K. Kepford. a state lecturer rmi
tuberculosis. He said
out his statement.
Seattle Approximately 100,000,000
f,'ot cf 'umber has been pun-hated in
the last 10 davs from
v r-" aim
Washington nulla by three car build-!
ing companies. The Cauadia.ii Car
and Foundry company took 20,000,-j
000, the American Car and Foundry
company 4u,OuO,OOU and thi? Pullman:
company of Chicago 40,000,000 feet.
An Ideal Place In Which to Realize the
Insignificance of Man.
There is one place Id tbi country
where a man can ste; back not by
hundreds but by thousand of years,
back to the time when tbe continent
was in the making This place is the
Grand Canyon of Arizoua. There the
visitor see a panorama in a million
colors as the mists gather about tbe
rugged peaks and the sunlight glistens
on the metallic deposits of the cliffs.
A whole chaotic world discloses itself.
Rock forms of uncanny beauty stand
out on those unrivaled cliffs, and far
down run's the river channel.
Stand on some ledge and realize the
insignificance of man when compared
with the handicraft of nature, watch
a party of travelers threading theit
way down some winding trail that
cling to tbe great wall and see tbem
grow smaller and smaller until they
become mere speck in the great rift
Iben some Idea Is gained of this won
derful place. Yet tbe canyon Is so
symmetrical and so unlike anything
else that It is with difficulty tbst one
can acquire any notion of its immen
sity. Niagara poured In would hardly
have the dignity of a mountain stream.
New Tork Sua.
Hymen af "Hamlet"
William Davldge related in his
"Footllgbt Flashes" that during bis
strolling days In England, when com
panies were small, he bad on the same
evening done duty for Tolonlus. tbe
gboat; Ostric and tbe first gravedigger.
and Edwin Booth remembered Thomas
Ward dying in sight of tbe audience
as the player king and being drag
fed from the mimic stage by tbe beela
te enter Immediately at another wing
as Pokmlus. crying "Lights, lights.
Hgnur Hamlet In a oae night town,
swearing he loved Ophelia better than
forty thousand brothers, bas watch
ad her through an open grave packing
6er trunk in the place beneath, wblla
the gboat, her husband, wsited to strap
it up. There are more things In Uam
l?s existence behind tbe scenes than
are dreamed of In tbe philosophy of
u us commentators and all bis crib
tte Green Book.
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nhow writings bare beea a del lab, t to
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the readere of tbia paper, rrlirr-a from
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stair of The Ararua, la order to fol-
loir aaotbrr line of aperlal work. To
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fill the -void. The Arabia baa beea for-
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tunate la mmrtnK the arrrlwa of Mra.
Allre Gltrhell Kirk, a aueceoaful writer
: and Irrtnrer cm problema of domeatle
1 arirare, who haa Icmx 'hrrm a eontrtba-
tor to the maa-axlara. Mra. Kirk haa a
atandlna: order from the White hooae to
aapply the Taft family with her card
Indrxrs, whlrb ahe laanea periodically.
Mra. Kirk will hare an article dally la
The Argni on thla pane, braiaalBK to-
morrow Editor The Ara-na.
I.EAVIXfS OIT THE WOMEX.
"The boes 1b giving another dinner
to the office staff and, as usual, the
women are left out," said a young bus
iness woman who holds an important
position in one of the big commercial
idea. But I would be a better Idea
If It was a broader one and included
(New York World.)
When 130,000 people throng to see
a chrysanthemum show in New York
the popular vogue of the flower must
be regarded as pretty conclusively es
tablished. That is about, as many psr-
sons as constitute the "capacity au
dicnecs" at the theatres on holidays,
end the fact bears witness to the.
place chrysanthemum exhibitions now
ho!d as fixed events in the fall calen-
ar equally with football, the opera
and the horse show. At the present
rate of development of p ipular inter
est in it the chrysanthemum bids fair
to bH-oi!-.e our national flower, as it i
Is Japan's. !
It is something more than a cen-
tury Mnoe the flower of Chinese ex
traction with a Greek nam5 made
GOV. WILSON HAS GREAT CONFIDENCE IN
McCOMBS; MAY PUT HOI IN CABINET
t1i vil4 fTi 1 1 J
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Wm. F. McCamoe and Ge.
New York. Nor. 13. That William
F. McCombs, New York lawyer, chair
man of the democratic national com
mittee and personal friend of Wood
row Wlleon. can have a Job in the cab
inet after March 4, next if he wanta
it, is the opinion of many politicians.
There can be no doubt but that
Wilson haa the profoundest confidence
in McComba' ability. He selected the
young lawyer to handle his campaign
for the nomination, and having won
at Baltimore, he secured for McCombs
the Important Job of secretary of the
democratic national committee. Wil
son is highly pleased with the work
McCombs haa done. His confidence
in him has been more than justified.
If he would entrust McCombs with
the Important task of handling a cam-
paign can it be doubted 'that he would
hesitate to trust him with a position
in the cabinet?
Men who are closest to Governor
the women worker as well aa the
men. Some employers do, but a lot of
them eeem to think women, would be
out of place at such gathering. Or
they just don't think of the women at
alL So we are usually left out, when
we would enjoy It and appreciate It
fully as much as do the men, and
would have just aa good ideas to offer
as the men have.
"Some offices are introducing staff
meetings every morning. That's an
other good plan. Folks can Introduce
ideas, exchange opinions, get a clear
notion of what the proprietor wanta
and map out a program for the day.
It promotes a teamwork spirit that
always shows good results.
"But here again the women are Ig
nored. I've never been invited yet
to take part in one of our morning
Btaff meetings, yet the boss comes to
me Individually every day to discuss
something relative to my department.
and when we're finished the discus
sion or made a plan which in any
way connects up with the rest of the
business, he wastes time communl
eating it to the other departments,
when it might just as well have been
settled at the morning staff meeting
"If I have an idea about the busi
ness, I must take it to him during the
day. Perhaps he wants to discuss it
with some of the other departments.
Well, Instead of inviting me to Join
the morning meeting and have my
ideas ready for presentation and dis
cussion when evervbody is together,
more time is wasted during the day. -"When
women are taking Buch an
important part in business matters,
it seems to me they should be given
the dignity of a place in a'.I the dis
cussions to which their masculine co
workers are asked. It may be con
sidered gallant to leave us out, but
we don't feel that way. We feel that
It's really a masculine exclusiveness
that shuts us out, even though we
are business equals."
institute in this city is its 81st. Most
of the development of the chrysan
themum under cultivation has taken
place in the last quarter of a cen
tury, and the result, as observed in
the infinity of varieties, ranging from
the tiny pompons to the mammoth
plants too larce to enter a hotel's
doors, is a wonder story of floriculture,
The chrysanthemum is no longer a
"gold flower" only, but one reflecting
every hue of the spectrum. IJs har
diness and decorative uses have doubt-
lees enhanced its popularity. Possibly
"Madame Chrysantheme" added a sen
timental touch of interest to it. But
behind its vogue in this country and
most suggestive of all the circum-
stances having to do with its popular
appeal is the confirmation the attend
ance at chrysanthemum shows give of
the spread of a true aesthetic sense
in a city v.here as many of the popula
tion go to see chrysanthemums as a
world's baseball series.
Will son do not pretend to be able to
forecast a cabinet for the next ad
ministration. The governor has not
discussed the matter with his most
intimate friends. He has listened to
suggestions, but haa not given the
least intimation as to who will be In
vited to assume the posts.
A Political Placard.
John B. Thompson of Kentucky, who
served In both houses of congress, was
a master of the srt of ridicule. Her Is
bis characterization of the contempt In
which party platforms are held after
"The two or three lat platform pres
idents we have had when they got In
the car of state and safely seated all
I around everywhere you could see. Do
j not stand on tbe platform when tbe
I cars are in motion.' McClure's Hag-
HPHE Dlctnra of General Grant la ta
adorn the new ten thousand dollar ! understand is whether it is honorable
bins. But that is no way to familiarise! for lawyer to defend a client who
the school children with bis features. bas confessed himself guilty of the
j crime with which he Is charged. One
There are times when each of na . of the reasons why this is not only al
would like to hold the weather man's j i0WttDie for ,n attorney, but is his
Job for a minute. duty , tn.t tne coatioa may be
. tt . false. Many persons have labored un-
tie green pumpkin from his dear little
back yard be murmurs thanks that bia
busy season is now over.
It is most unfortunate that tbe elec
tion should butt right in on the football
A wise man always finds out wheth
er the error Is In his favor before he
declares he never makes mistakes.
A fool and bis money soon find some
woman to rake care of them.
Some men don't care about tbe Issue
as long as they can behold the emblem
on the ballot
We. all of us, want reforms, but w
want to furnish tbe pattern.
Where Wisdom Flows.
To Hogan'a place of evenings
I take a quiet walk
To visit wltb the fellows
And hear the latest talk.
To listen while the voters
Are moaning at the bar
And hear the loud complaining
That things are as they are.
Tie there I learn for certain
That everything la wrong.
That Is. with variations.
The burden of their sons.
The government, the people.
The pulpit and the press-.
Each one. In their opinion,
la tainted more or less.
Nor is It but a general
Indictment that they bring.
They pick a case Bpeciflo
And at It take a fling.
In every able lawyer
Is pointed out a flaw.
And every learned doctor
Is handled rough and raw.
From president to sheriff.
All down the line and back.
Each high or low official
Is placed upon the rack.
As to the true and flawless.
There Isn't one in sight
Except the men in Hogan'a
They seem to be all right
"She's as pretty
as a picture, isn't
"W ell. she
seems to be
genuine work of
"I hear Busby's mother-in-law Is go
ing to live with them. I'll bet that
makes bim grouchy."
"On the contrary, he is "tickled to
"You don't tell me! How does that
"He has got Mrs. Busby a job in an
office where she gets almost as large u
salary as be does, and grandma can
keep house and take care of the babies."
A porcupine once met a modern wo
man's hat. It was lying on tbe ground
where be bad n fine chance for inspec
tion, of which be took full advantage.
From every side as be walked around
it a half a dozen hatpins showed their
points. He looked at It thoughtfully
for a few minutes and tben said, wltb
enthusiasm. "Hello, little cousin:"
You Know Him.
-Is BInks a tactful man?"
"Well, he is tbe sort who tells a Ros
tonian that be dotes on baked beans
and assures a southerner that be al
ways orders warm bread three times a
The Tactless One.
"Have you met tbe minister's new
"I haven't had the pleasure."
"It isn't a pleasure. It's a painful
"Too can't keep a good man down."
"That's so. That's the reason that 1
never try to belp him up."
"Is yoor rich nncle generous?"
"It depends nnon whether you was,
advice or money."
Difference of Opinion.
- Ho thought, poor tntng. '
The ship of state
' A leak would spring
TJnleea his ticket
Had a show.
I The voters couldn't 'i -Bee
It so. ': J (
"Now that my engagement to Edgar
Is broken off 1 wonder If he will ask
me to return the Jewels that be gave
"If be doesn't ask for them I'd send
them back at once, for In that case
they're not genuine!" Fliegende Blatter.
A Double Confession By John R. Oglevie.
CopyrieDtd. 1S12, by A.oclstrl Literary Bureau.
One of the questions as to what U
and what is not allowable in the legal
profession that laymen are not apt to
committed a crime of which they are
I had a very singular case of this
kind when I was practicing, before I
went on the bench. A young man
was accused of forging bis uncle's will.
He was heir-at-law to the property in
volved by reason of relationship to the
testator. But several years before tbe
will was drawn one was executed leav
ing the property to a woman who was
his housekeeper. It was this house
keeper, Anna Blake, who accused the
beneficiary under the second will with
having forged his uncle's name to it.
Arnold Jefferson, my client, when I
came to confer with him about his
case, nsked me whether I would de
fend a person who confessed himself
guilty. I said that I would, where
upon he told me that in order to pre
vent his uncle's property from going
out of tbe family and secure it for
himself he bad forged bis uncle's name
to the second will.
I was somewhat staggered at this, for
if I proved him Innocent I would divert
the property from the channel in which
tbe testator Intended It to go nnd de
prive the real owner of It that it might
go to a criminal. I plied the young man
with questions as to how he had come
to perpetrate such a crime, and he told
me that he was In love with a girl
whom he would like to marry and did
not consider himself able to do so vrith-
out this property. Pesldes. he believed
that his uncle was Intending to leave
It to bim at the time of his death.
If I declined to take the case and he
could get no other lawyer to do so the
Judge would assign him counsel. There
fore I proceeded with It though reluc
tantly, for It is not pleasant for a con
scientious lawyer to defend a man who
has admitted his guilt. I would content
myself with trying to get my client off
with as light a sentence as possible. .
There was a chance for the young
man In this experts in chlrography
would be called who would compare
tbe signature to the will with Jeffer
son's handwriting. These experts are
apt to differ in such matters. The
plaintiff called the most prominent one
of the lot, who declared that my client
must have written the signature to the
will. I employed another expert, who
testified that he could not have written
It But unfortunately of the five ex
perts called four testified that there
were certain strokes In the signature
that were to be found in Jefferson's
There were two signatures of wit
nesses to the will Jefferson was charg
ed with forging. One of these persons,
Edward Bronson, was dead; the other,
Silas Ormsby, was not to be found.
They were supposed to be myths, and
the plaintiff's attorneys, though they
had no proof that the defendant bad
written their names, threw out a broad
hint that he had done so.
The case looked so desperate that I
advised my client to produce bis con
fession and throw himself on the mercy
of the court. By this means he might
secure a light sentence, whereas if he
persisted in denying his guilt in the
face of such conclusive evidence ho
would very likely get a heavy one.
He said that he would think the mat
ter over. This was after court ad
journed on Saturday, nnd I feared 1
could not beep the trial In progress
more than a day or two longer. Andi
as the case stood Jefferson was sure to
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reived a call from n young lady. Miss
Ilora Wentworth. who turned nil my
expectations awry. She told tne that it
was she, and not Arnold Jefferson, who
had committed the forgery.
I felt it Incumbent nHn me to sub
ject her to a searching examination
to get nt the truth. She said that she
was the person whom vJefferson was
engaged to rnarry. He had In'en all
a lover should Ik? until about the time
his uncle had died nnd no will was
found leaving the property to him.
Then she told him that n will would
be found If she had to write one her
self. This, she added, she had done.
I asked Miss Wentworth If she
would sign a written confession to
this effect, and she said she would. So
I asked her to write It. Before she
could again see Jefferson I went to the
Jail and, showing him her confession,
asked him why be had made a false
one himself. He seemed a good deal
agitated at seeing tbe matter laid
down in black and white. Then ho
burst out passionately:
"I didn't believe when she threaten
ed to do this thing that she would be
so desperate. Nevertheless when the
second will was found I feared she
had written and signed It. Preferring
to suffer myself rather than that he
should suffer for her crime. I have
stood In the breach. And I propose
before the court and tbe world bj
continue to stand In the breach, t
till claim what T have claimed that
I concocted tbe will, signed my uncle's
name to it and put In the names of
witnesses who had no existence."
Here was a mixed up affair, and no
mistake. A pair of lovers were each
claiming to be guilty, and solely
, guilty, of a crime. Which was the in
jnocent, which the guilty one? I had
nothing by which to decide. I thought
i of the exirts. Should I submit this
'new feature of the case to them?
What would it avail? A preponder
ance of their evidence had proved Jef
ferson guilty. They could not I ex
pected to go back on their former evl-
'dence by declaring that Miss Went
j worth committed ue forgery. 1
eouia get other experts who had not
yet been brought into the case, but if
they declared that Miss Wentworth
had done the writing it wouid only
prove expert testimony to be worth
less. Here I paused in my cogitations, for
I was struck with an idea. I might
produce Miss Went worth's confession
in court. It would probably be regard
ed a ruse to save her lover. But sup
pose I could get experts to testify that
her handwriting had in it the charac
teristics of the forged signature. I
could at least save my client The
same evening I acted on this thought
and. though I had ditllculty In finding
even oue expert who had not been
called in the case, he had as good re
pute for sld'.l In his profession as any
of the others. To my surprise, he told
me there was no doubt that Miss
Wentworth was the guilty party.
That settled my course for the fu
ture. The next day when the court
opened I produced the secoud confes
sion and the affidavit of the expert in
chirograph- that in his opinion the
confessors had farsred the signature to
the will in question.
There wr.s u grent deal of confusion
in what followed in court. The legal
aspect of the case had entirely chang
ed. Two differer.t persons had con
fessed to have written a signature that
could only have been written by oue.
After consultation with their client the
plaintiff's lawyers took the ground that
the second will was invalid because
there was a confession on the part of
the beneficiary under it that he had
forged It. Therefore, rhe pnperty go
ing to Anna T.lake under the former
will, she bad no interest in further
criminal prosecution. They asked for
an adjournment of the court and pro
posed to nie that if my client would
sign away nil claim to his uncle's prop
erty they would drop the prosecution
i against him and so far as they were
concerned would not prosecute Miss
I declined the proposition on the
ground that it was impossible to prove
either of the lovers guilty. But they,
feeling confident that the chancery
court would give their client the prop
erty under the earlier will, dropped the
matter, and Jeffersou went forth a free
My own solution of the problem in
volved In the two confessions was
that Jefferson, being disappointed In
Inheriting the property, signified that
the marriage could not take place.
This threw in the way of Miss Went
worth a temptation that she could not
resist. She concocted a later will, but
herlover in order to save her from the
consequences of her crime when crimi
nal proceedings were commeuced con
fessed himself guilty. Nevertheless I
was not certain as to this or anything
concerning the parties or the affair In
which they were concerned. That et
ther one or the other or both were
guilty I did not doubt, but this opinion
was rather based ou the evidence than
on the bearing or appearance of either
of them. I could not throw off an lm
pressiou that Jefferson was a tine fel
low and Miss Wentworth was a lovely
girl. Aud had not each attempted to
relieve the other of the Imrdeu by a
The matter of the Inheritance was
still la the chancery court when one
day I received a letter from a man in
Australia. I had that day received an
invitation to the wedding of Arnold
Jefferson und 1 ora Wentworth. I put
the letter In my pocket and ituld noth
ing about it till I attended tbe wed
ding, whleh took place in a little
church with no attendant except my
self. Indeed, it IvmI not been expected
that even I would accept. When the
clergyman who performed the cere
mony came to the words "With n!I my
worldly goods I thee endow" and the
groom had repeated tbem I called a
bait and produced the letter I had re
ceived from Australia. It road as fol
lows: Havp Fen in an Awrlnin newspaper
refert-neo to the caao against Arnold Jef
ferson. I was an liitliiiiito friend of the
lat5 Wlliinm Jofferson im1 whs utie of the
wltnews to a will h rmi'le a f'jw weeks
beforo his !e.tth. 1 return to America,
noon on husio ; h uii'l will i-iill upon you
nut Ions iifl'T you ri-ivo this.
Never shall I forget the look that
passed between the bride and groom.
Kar-h had believed the other guilty of
the forgery, but each had forwlveu the
other on account of the sacrifice In
volved in i he act. A few rapidly hjio
ken word; passed betw-,n them, there
was a quick embrace, und the le
mony, proceeded. But they were both
too much affected to make the re
sponses Inlelli.-i.t !y.
Tbe Miiue day I stopped all pro
ceedings in the chancery court as to
the Jefferson will peiidlng tbe arrival
of the Australian. In due time the
confessed forger inherited the prop
erty, enjoying It with bis confessed
If before handling this case I bad
qualms of conscience In defending a
criminal who I had every reason to be
lieve to I ?riil!ty I certainly never had
afterwurd. Our system of Jurispru
dence Is based on hundreds of years"
experience and should be followed on'
Nov. 13 in American
y His' or.
1 'Jenerii! i:i'.-iurd Montgomery,
with a colonial army, captured
HH-O'eiieral Joseph Hooker, noted
Federal commander in 11. e civil
war. born in Had'ey. Mass.; died
J.X.'a-Sain I'ateh, athlete and bridge
Jumper, killed by a leap of 11:.". feet
Into. (letKtpee falls.
lOW-Explosion In tl St. I'.ml Coal
company's mine at rhesry. III., re
sulted in the death of 23S mtuera.