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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY; NOVEMBER 15, 1912.
Published Dally at 14t4 Second ave
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Friday, November 15, 1912.
The latest definition of g. o. p.
get out please.
A Chicago critic speaking of a play
that failed says It bull moosed.
Close elections are not new. Sixty
years ago Massachusetts elected a gov
ernor by one majority.
We stUl have the high cost of liv
ing with us. A Kansas City woman
has Just paid $00 for a husband.
find their highway to the markets of
These conditions Justify Russia in
demanding a potent voice in the set
tlement of whatever questions concern
the possession of Constantinople and
the control of the fortifications of
the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles.
But there Is no apparent reason why
the czar and his government should
object to seeing the city of Constan
tine pass into the hands of a small
state like Bulgaria, which could never
attain sufficient bulk to invite trouble
with a power such as the enormous
Austria-Hungary, like, Russia, is so
situated that the future of the Balkan
peninsula must always be of great In
terest to the dual monarchy which
finds its hope of expansion In the
southeast, rather than westward. Aus
tria cannot possibly gain territory
which Is now German or Italian.
Neither can Hungary dream of expan
sion northward into Russia. The fu
ture growth of the A astro-Hungarian
empire must be southeastward If there
It to be any widening of its boundaries.
The hope of the Balkan states for
free and natural development in the
territory lately in the possession of
the Turks, lies in the obvious clash
ing of AustrovHungarian with Rus
sian ambition. Between the two great
rivals for primacy in the southeast
ern corner of Europe there may be an
opportunity for such liberty and safe
ty in national growth as Justice de
mands that the heroic little kingdoms
now at war with Turkey shall he given.
It is now 10 days since J. Plerpont
Morgan lost his Job at running the
country. But the country is running
Just the same.
Woodrow Wilson, presidentelect of
the United States, says he wants to
hear from the people. For heaven's
sake, is he daf!
A Wisconsin man has to wear a
straw hat, all winter as the result of
an election bet. Still, a man with
that kind of a head won't be subject
ed to much discomfort.
Of the republicans, who as mem
bers of the house ways and means
committee had a hand in framing the
Payne-Aldiich tariff. Representatives
Payne and Fordney will be the sole
survivors after March 4. The moral
Instead of returning to the prac
tice of the law, Senator Dixon should
employ his powers as a forecaster in
promoting new enterprises. A genius
who could foresee dividends with such
facility as he did majorities ought to
have a groat future ahead of him.
The bull moose of Battle Creek,
Mica., have already so far forgotten
the great underlying purpose of their
party as to have resolved to put Hiram
Johnson at the head of the ticket next
June. If Johnson insists he is like
ly to get from Roosevelt, what Had
ley did to be termed a quitter, a trim'
pier and a traitor.
BKVKN Mn i.K (JOVKHNOIW AND
TH Kilt KA1K.
The Chicago Inter-Ocean points out
tbat the seven little governors who
prevailed upon Colonel Roosevelt to
run for president met the following
fates: Stubbs of Kansas, be? ten for
senate; Carey of Wyoming, no elec
tion of governor; Glasscock of West
Virginia, not renominated; Aldrlch of
Nebraska, defeated; Osborn of Michi
gan, not renominated; Bass of New
T Hampshire, not renominated, and Had-
ley of Missouri, back in the g. o. p.
GOMPERS ON BEROER.
Samuel Gompers, the labor leader,
has expressed satisfaction over the
defeat of Congressman Berger. the
Milwaukee socialist, who was a can
didate for reelection, and who Is the
sole representative of his party in the
Mr. Gompers thinks the defeat of
the socialists in Milwaukee and some
other places will help the cause of
Perhaps Mr. Gompers Is right.
.Time will telL That the socialist
party has been growing rapidly during
the past few years. Us vote at the re
cent election shows. What the causes
of this growth have been are not
well defined, but the socialist party
polled nearly a million votes Nov. 5,
and unless the causes are ascertained
for the Increased vote and proper rem
edies are applied it will probably con
tinue to grow. The unrest among the
people as a result of conditions which
have existed for Borne years, and
which of late have bean growing
worse, has furnished socialist speak
ers and agents with material through
which to lead some of the restless to
seek refuge In socialism. Whether
these conditions can account for all
the socialist gain may be doubted.
There ought to be no fertilizer In
the political soil of the United States
to promote the growth of the socialist
party. Socialism, as an economic the
ory, may always have its advocates
and some will always hope for the
time when no social injustice shall ex
ist. But socialism, as a political party,
however well meaning its leading ad
vocates may be, is a delusion and a
snare, if not a menace to our most
However, Congressman Berger of
Milwaukee did not appear to be a
dangerous man as a sole representa
tive of nearly a million voters, but
on the contrary very docile and well
behaved. He has been, on the whole,
a useful congressman. He has lined
up for roost of those specific measures
which have been put forth by others
in the effort to benefit those who are
most in need of improvement in their
The people will hope and most of
them believe that the administration
of President Wilson will so improve
existing conditions that socialists as
a political party will decrease in num
bers instead of Increasing as it has
In the past four years.
Buying meat is one thing and cook
ing It is another. The best meat
may be rained by an indifferent or
careless cook, or a piece of meat may
seem hopelessly tough and come on
tc the table tender. Juicy and delici
ous. All in knowing how, and doing
it So. really it seems that when all
is said and done about marketing,
that it rests entirely with the one
who cooks the meat as to its tender
ness or toughness and flavor. This
is only partly true. I remember once
sitting down to a dinner where 300
girls were living and dining. The pot
roast at this dinner was as dry and
tasteless as chips picked up in the
back yard and Just about as nutritious,
too. I feel quite sure that the fault
there was In the cooking. Meat for
a pot roast should be selected from
that part of the animal which rep
resents muscular activity, such as the
hind quarter, leg, rump or shoulder.
All this meat Is cheaper In price and
greater in food value than tenderloin
and sirloin, which is higher priced,
tender under high heat, but less In
food value. Quality does not neces
sarily mean high cost nor do the so
called choice cuts Imply nutriment,
for these pot roasts when properly
cooked, are capable of affording more
real nourishment than the expensive
roasts, steaks and chops, and, yes,
should also be finer In flavor.
Order meat as little as possible
over the telephone. Selecting Just
the cut, and seeing that Just the de
sired weight is given, and no inore.
Is surely te wise housekeeping- and
Well do I remember the sorrow of
a young housekeeper, who. In her
first telephone ordes for dinner, in
cluded seven pounds of corn beef.
She had heard her husband say that
he "hked it." It was doubtful is our
minds whether he ever did after that,
for we could see meals ahead of him
with that "corn beef."
ATI meat selected for pot roasts
should be cooked at a low temper
ature. If desired, it may be first
seared in a hot kettle with a piece
of suet, turned several times until
all Juices are retained, and then the
hot water added and cooked slowly.
Or it may be put at once into the
pot roasf. kettle with a small amount
of boiling water, simmer, and when
the water is entirely cooked out
brown the meat in the kettle and
make the gravy.
There has been considerable differ-
ence of opinion among cooks as to
which war gives the finer flavor. It
is quite necessary to have a large flat
bottomed kettle for this roast Steel
or aluminum are both good for this
Have a very friendly acquaintance
with your butcher. He will help you.
I once heard a butcher say to a
woman when she was showing him
luBt the cut she wanted: "Where did
you learn the butcher business?" You
no doubt, will never reach that par
ticular woman's efficiency In buying
and selecting meat, but with the de
sire and willingness to leam your
butcher will always be willing to help
you and give you the necessary as
sistance in the selection of all meats.
Materials: Beef, three and a half
pounds; suet, one-quarter pound; one
onion; boiling water one and a half
cups; salt, pepper, one bay leaf.
Utensils: Pot roast kettle, meat
fork, measuring cup.
Sir Mm SMITW
Tlie Argus Daily Story
A Firebrand By Emma Aldrich.
Copyrighted, itll, by Associated Utorary Bureau.
Directions: Choose a( thick cut of
beef from the shoulder or many pre
fer the last cut of the loin before
reaching the rump. Have the kettle
hot, add the suet and rend the fat;
remove the scraps and slice in the
onion; cook until a light brown. Take
the onion from the kettle and put in
the meat, sear first on one side and
then on the other until a good brown,
and the pores of the meat well closed.
A hot fire Is necessary for this. Put
the onion on the meat, add the boil
ing water, cover and simmer without
any sign of boiling for one hour. Sea
son and continue to cook until tender,
one or two hours more. Have suffi
cient liquid in the kettle for gravy,
which may be thickened with a table-
spoonful of flour to every cup of
liquid. Remove the meat to a platter
and pour the gravy over it. A little
finely-chopped parsly added to It Is
nice for flavor and attractiveness
Potatoes are delicious cooked in with
the pot roast, when the pot roast is
browned at the last Instead of the
beginning, as mentioned in today's ar
ticle on pot roasts.
rpHE man who tells the truth gets
credit for it, though the man who
tells a successful lie shows originality.
The high cost of living is some avia
tor. A woman never has her photograph
taken unless she knows the photog
rapher is a good flatferer.
Some folks start something just for
the pleasure of seeing other folks bus
tle to stop it.
The man who has money to barn
usually has sons to explain the process.
If it were not for the women who
read novels a Carnegie library would
have to close its doors.
The really up to date woman doesn't
marry till she feels sure she can sup
port a husband.
Some women keep a secret Just for
It is hard luck when a man has to
pay out money for an operation and
then doesn't get his name on the first
page of his home paper.
There are candidates who don't mind
being defeated, but they do feel sorry
for the dear people.
The man who won't take the trouble
to register finds the most fault with the
rd like to own a chicken farm
With hens and roosters stocked
And I will do It some bright day
Unless my plans are blocked
With gaudy feathers In their tails.
With charming yellow legs.
If some one else would do the work
I'd gladly gather eggs.
SENATOR BAILEY'S RESIGNATION
(St Louis Republic.)
The reported resignation of Sena
tor Bailey is an interesting sequel to
the triumph of the party to which,
nominally, he belongs. The senator
from Texas is wholly out of sym
pathy with the purposes and aspira
tion of today's democracy. His
eyes have been closed tight to the
encroachment of power upon oppor
tunity. He Is living in a yesterday.
Senator Bailey is wedded to the let
ter of the constitution. He has not
perceived how the spirit of that in-
WILKOVH "OPK DOOR"
When Grover Cleveland entered up
' on his duties as governor of New York
' he found a colored man on duty at
. the door to the executive chamber.
. Inquiry assured him it was an old cus
- torn. "What," aald the rugged Cleve
,' land, "keep a man at the door to keep
the peopln out:" He abolished the
office of "executive doorkeener " and
the door remained widely ajar while
he was governor.
Woodrow Wilson Is of the Cleveland
type. He announces he will keep the
door to his private office in the White
house always open and accessible to
the public. He Inaugurated the policy
' as governor of New Jereey, and in
tends to Introduce It in Washington.
His Idea Is that the executive of a
state or a nation should have no
"locked door" conferences or transact
any business In bia private office that
the public could not actually see If
. they cared to.
"This Is the people's government."
he declares. "Every citizen can come
t.-j see me." he insists, "the high aad
the low, the big and the little."
Evidently there is to be less red
tape and less of the form of European
capitals In Washington after the 4th
; ol March.
TWO tMTIKtS HAVE MICH AT
Only the briefest and most super
ficial study of conditions in southeast
ern Europe Is necessary to convince
any American that two great empires
have a tremendous stake in the future
of European Turkey. A glance at the
map Is sufficient to show that Russia
absolutely must have a friendly power,
' and one not too strong to be eager
for Russian good will. In possession
i f Constantinople. The narrow strait
between Europe and Asia are the out
let of the Black Sea, and from the
ports of that sea the surplus grain and
cW.er products of southern Rossi,
tl. niot fertile part of the empire.
SUIT IS FAILURE
Chicago, Nov. 15. Any remarks a
Judge may make from the bench dur
ing the progress of a trial are privl
leged. Ruling of Judge Charles M.
Foell of the superior court.
When William J. Ammen, an attor
ney, attempted to rival the 129.000,000
fine record of Federal Judge Kenesaw
Mountain Land Is in the famous Stand
ard Oil litigation by suing the Jurist
for half a million dollars for alleged
slander he Infringed on the court's
right of expressing himself freely
from the bench.
Jndg Foell of the superior court
so ruled when he sustained a demur
rer to the slander suit brought by
Ammen against Judge Landla. Judge
Foell ordered the suit dismissed. The
lawyer wa undecided after court ad'
Journed as to whether he would take
The suit of Ammen wa baaed on
happenings in connection with the
suits of George F. Harding and others
against the Standard Oil company
which have be. 2taending several
Ammen wa attorney for Harding.
Some time previous to June 10 he filed
a brief in the court of appeals. In
which, in addition to asking for a
change of venue from Judge Landis'
court, he declared thai the Jurist was
being "Influenced by attorneys for
the Standard Oil company."
June 10 he appeared in Judge Lan
dis' court and told the Jurist ha had
"a motion to make."
"Ill hear nothing from you," Judge
Landis told him. I've seen a docu
ment filed in the court of appeal, in
which you make charges against me.
Ton acted like a coward and made
statements in that brief which neither
you nor anybody el would tars
strument has so been violated as, in
certain vital respects, almost to ren
der it a dead letter. The duty ci
government to serve the majority, to
intervene in behalf of the average
man, has not appealed to Senator
Bailey. Intellectually equipped for
leadership in the cause of today, be
has followed the path which the Judg
ment of the hour calls the service of
In resigning from the senate at a
moment when the tide of the people's
hope is running high Senator Bailey
is consistent. And that's the pity of it.
A MAN'S JOB.
The evangelizing of the world is a
man's Job. In the call. for it, and in
the difficulty of it, It demands the wis
dom, devotion, and force of his strong
The activity of the consecrated min
istry, the faithfulness of unselfish wo
manhood, the seal and dash of vigor
ous youth, have wrought wonders, but
it Is as yet "the unfinished task."
When the strength of manhood Is
added to these we may expect the
work to be done.
The present generation of unbeliev
ers is on the hands of the present
generation of believers. If they re
ceive not the gospel from your hands,
and pass away when you pas away,
yours will be the responsibility if the
offer is not made to them. They are
your charge. What will you do with
The Laymen s Missionary move
ment is seeking to grasp this situa
tion. It ha recognized the call for
men. It has acknowledged the respon
sibility for the present generation. It
has answered the call and established
itself upon the principles, "A Common
Hope, a Common Work, Deliverance
from a Common Peril, and Loyalty to
a Common Friend."
To enlist all the men of tha
churches in this great work, the Lay
men's Missionary movement is this
winter conducting a national cam
paign of education and Inspiration.
In 40 leading centers of our land con
vention have bean held or are yet to
be held, where the finest programs
are presented and every effort 1 made
to arouse Interest.
Rock Island is one of the favored
points for this campaign. Here, Sun
day, Monday and Tuesday, one of the
finest programs that the New York
committee can arrange will be given,
beginning with seven mass meetings
Sunday, reinforced by great central
gatherings on the next day, and fol
lowed after Sunday by two days of
conference and of magnificent ad
dresses by men of world wide fame.
The purpose of this movement ia
not to raise money, but to instruct and
stir the men. It recognizes the fact
that each denomination of Christians
co-operating in the movement already
has its own organization. It seeks to
send back to these organizations men
more devoted and better fitted than
ever to press the work and to be use
ful in the cause. Its business is not
to administer, but to inspire. It is not
an organization, but a movement It
Is the Laymen's response to the com
mand, "Go Forward."
The movement Is for "missions,"
and wherever man is found, whether
nearby or far away his spiritual welfare
Is sought. The movement has not
drawn the line between foreign mis
sions and home missions. It has
sought and is now seeking to lay the
great cause of spreading the gospel
and winning men everywhere upon the
heart and in the hands of the men
of the church. The men of Illinois and
Iowa should have a special part in an
enterprise which is starring the hearts
of men In all other parts of our land.
It is believed that they will be as
great and a generous in this work
a they have been In everything else
that Is good and true.
Have you registered? Call and do
so now at 114 Safety building.
make to my face on the street."
Ammen left the courtroom after this
verbal attack and at once filed suit
in the superior court for $500,000 dam
age, charging slander.
District Attorney James H. Wilker
son and Assistant District Attorney
Harry A. Parkin appeared in Judge
Foell's court in behalf of Judge Lan
dl. They argued In support of their
demurrer that what a Jurist may say
from the bench during the progress
of a trial 1 privileged and that Judge
Landis' verbal chastisement of Am
men came within those lines.
Ammen claimed that the remarks of
Judge Landis had been made outside of
the hearing of the case,
"The remarks of a Jurist during the
progress of a trial are privileged,"
Judge Foell said in his ruling. "A Jur
ist is given the same protection and
privilege a a lawyer during a trial,
a witness on the stand or a legislator
during a session of a law-making body.
He is fully protected in anything he
I'd like to in a hammock swing
Or in a chair recline
And know with every cackled note
That much more wealth was mine.
It wouldn't make me sore a bit
If they should want to lay
A dozen eggs a week to just 5'
Amuse themselves that way.
I'd leave it to the hired man 7
To mend the' chicken coop. -'
To things undignified as tbat
I wouldn't care to stoop.
But when It camo to gather eggs.
That Job I wouldn't shirk.
I'd take my little basket up
And like a major work. "
Oh, it would be a splendid thing
This chicken raising game
With naught to do but gather eggs
And sell for cash the same!
But. like a lot of other things
That seem alluring quite
When they are from a distance viewed.
It works you day and night.
Also In Need.
"1 wish 1 knew
where I could get
"I wish you did."
"Would you help
me get it?"
"I'd beat you to
Muldridge was one of those men
who are so dead set in their ways that
they are liable to overreach them
selves. He was so anxious to get rich
that he wouldn't marry lest the ex
pense of a family would prevent his
accomplishing his object When he
had accumulated a fortune he found
himself without a chick or a child in
the world to pass It on to. Then It
was a splendid property, consisting ot
houses and lands. He couldn't enjoy
it himself. He was too old. If he had
a son he might be interested during
his last days teaching the boy bow to
take core of it and at his death see It
pass Into the possession of his own
flesh and blood.
But, not having a son or a child at
all, he set himself to make such pro
vision as would insure the passage of
his estate to one of his nieces, if be
had had a nephew he would have left
it to hiin. But he hadn't a nephew,
and of his two nieces, one, the daugh
ter of his sister Anna, was but twelve;
the other, the daughter of bis sister
Elizabeth, thirteen. Had he Dot been
so wrapped up In his fortune as a
whole and desirous of having it go ae.
whole to a descendant be would
have left half of It to one niece and
half to the other. But his object was
to provide for it remaining undivided
rather than to make any person or per
sons happy. Indeed, he didn't wish to
make any one happy. It was his de
light to make persons miserable. Not
exactly that either; he loved to set
them at odds. He would sell the same
thing to or buy it from two different
persons, then set them to quarreling
over which should have the preference.
while he looked on without taking any
part in the wrangling.
Like most persons who wish to Indi
rectly retain the management of their
property after death, Muldridge made
a will with that intent He left his
estate in the hands of a trustee till his
niece, Alice Mortimer, and her younger
cousin, Sadie Brown, should have
passed twenty years of age. On the
latter's twentieth birthday at 12 o'clock
noon the trustee was to announce In
presence of both girls that the one first
married should luherit the whole of his
estate. His main object was to do all
he could toward having a posthumous
grandnephew. and he further tied np
the estate so that it should go to the
first son born to the niece who should
And so it came about that Misses
Rubbing It In.
"Brown's cup of woe Is filled to over
flowing. Jones took his best girl out
riding in his brand new auto."
"But couldn't be cheer up and take
his second best.'
"He did and had to stop and fix a
puncture Just when Jones was sailing
"They say he is very absentmlnded."
"Absentmlnded? He proposed to his
wife one night"
"And did she reject him?"
"No, but from her remarks he
gathered that she would had it been
Couldn't Run Up Expanse.
"How are you feeling today?"
"How does that happen?"
"1 have Just sold my auto for half
what it cost me."
"You can't put a square peg In a
round bole and make It fit"
"I tan do better Iban that"
"What can you do?"
'Tut a square meal on a round table."
"lie Is the architect o his own for
tune." "Is it much of a fortnne?"
"No; ha is a bum architect"
"I hear Miss Lucy Is quite literary."
"Yes. She has taken three prizes fot
Breakfast food Jingles."
Headed It Off.
Be took a big umbrella.
He wore a rubber coat
And overshoes. Ae kind folke oa
When they should have a boat.
And all this excess baggage
Ha lugged about with pain
The balf a day be was away,
And then It dldo't rain.
"Te-es," remarked-a young husband
at breakfast "these biscuits are pretty
good, but don't you think there ought
to be a little more"
Tour mother made them," rnterrupt-
4 the wife quickly.
--"of taemr ended the husband.
tlth a flia n inspiration.
Alice Mortimer and Sadie Brown grew
up neither of them knowing that when
Sadie should reach her twentieth birth
day they would be called upon to hur
ry for a husband or lose a fortune. It
may be supposed tbat had they been
informed of the terms of their uncle's
will each would have provided a man
for the occasion. But It is questionable
if this is so. Miss Mortimer was an
incorrigible flirt, and it is doubtful If
even the contingent possession of
wealth would enable her to make up
her mind between several men she had
dangling about her. Miss Brown was
a demure little body, and since it would
be necessary for her to intimate to
some man thnt she would like him to
marry her it is quite likely that she
would lose the inheritance.
Muldridge died a year before this
birthday of Sadie Brown on which
hung half n million dollars. His trus
tee, John Andrews, who by the terms
of the will was to lo well paid out of
the estate for keeping the secret suc
ceeded admirably In holding his tongue
and a few days before Miss Brown's
birthday notified the parties Interested
that a bequest of tbelr uncle, Martin
Muldridge, in which they were con
cerned would be made known to them.
They were to come to the trustee's of
fice half an hour before noon that
there might be no slip in compliance
with the law.
The cousins had not been near neigh
bors and scarcely knew each other.
Both arrived at the trustee's office
promptly at 1130 o'clock and greeted
each other in a friendly manner. In
deed, they had reason to be pleased
with the situation, as they supposed it
to be, for It was to be inferred thnt
each was to come In for a nice share
of Uncle Martin's estate. They sat chat
ting till the clocks began to strike 12,
when the trustee entered from his prl
vate office with the Muldridge will in
bis hand and, untying the red tape
about it read them the document
When he bad finished he said to them
"Young ladles, you have heard the
provisions of the wilL If either of you
marries It will be to your interest to
request the clergyman who marries you
to carefully note the hour, minute and
second and make affidavit to that ef
feet before a notary or such person at
Is authorized to take acknowledg
The two girls sat gaping at the trus
tee for a few moments; then Miss Mor
timer began to quiver with excitement
while her cousin took on a bewildered
look. It was an abominable situation
for any man to bring about between
two estimable girls, and no one but a
crocbetr old skinflint would have
thought of such a thing.
Up Jumps Miss Mortimer and leave
the room, bent on finding one of bet
lovers, marrying blm and approprlat
trig the Inheritance. Miss Browa seem
ed dazed and remained tn her chair, I
apparently not understanding Just what j
had happened or, If she did. not know- ,
lng what In the world to do about It j
Neither of the girls was fitted to mak j
a good showing In such a race, Ml
Mortimer having so many men she
could marry that It would be next to
Impossible to decide between them and
Miss Brown being so retiring that she
was Incapable by nature of asking a
man to marry her.
Ml3s Mortimer had very little doubt
tbat she could easily win. There wa
Tom Scovill, who had been begging
her to marry him for months. There
was Bob Harkstaff. whom she wanted
but had not been able to get because
he preferred Julia Green. Ned Tucker
had been buzzing about her lately, and
she thought it would be no (troubi to
bring him to the point Indeed, it was
not likely but that she could induce al
most any of them to marry her, espe
cially if she told them that by doing so
te would get a fortune. But there were
obstacles in the way of quick work. In
the first place, the only ooe of the lot
she wanted was Bob Hackstaff. But
Bob, In addition to preferring Julia
Green, was an independent sort of a
fellow, and she had heard him say tbat
the last thing he would do would be to
tie himself up to some woman's for
tune, to have it continually thrown la
"I wonder." mused Miss Mortimer,
."if there will be time for m to see
Bob and find out how he would feel
about it I'm afraid there won't be.
That little cousin of mine may be too
retiring to hunt up a husband, but
that kind of a girl Is easily hunted,
and as soon as it gets out that If she
marries before me she'll get a fortune
there'll be a dozen men offering to mar
ry her. Every one of them will sweaf
he has loved her since she was a baby,
and she'll believe every word of It"
Then she thought of the balf million
that might be hers and what she might
do with It how live, how dress and the
admiration It would bring to her. No,
she wouldn't send for Bob. It would
be a loss of valuable time to no pur
pose. Why, Just think of It every
ten minutes might be worth a hun
dred thousand dollars! While she was
deliberating her cousin might be pick
ed up by some designing man.
A pile of money Is always an object
of attack. Old Muldridge, with all hi
shrewdness and foresight, though he
could keep secret the conditions of the
inheritance from his nieces till the pro
per moment could not keep It from all
men. The trustee had it and acted
upon It He didn't want the lnaerl-
j tance for himself. Indeed, he couldn't
have It for he was married already.
He didn't want It for his son, for be
had no son. But when he saw little
Miss Brown sitting in bis office with
out any sign to be up and stirring to
secure a fortune he bethought himself
how he could help her and a nice
young fellow who was his clerk.
Henry Forsythe was hunting over
some lawbooks when his employer en-,
tered and said to hlin:
"Henry, there's a girl In the other;
room who. If she can be married at'
once, will win a fortune. Have you I
got a svjeetheart?"
"No, Mr. Andrews; I haven't"
"Well, come In there and I'll Intro-,
Forsythe was presented In due form,
but since time was precious Mr. An
drews thought proper to state to the
parties concerned what it was In their
power to do what it might be their
Interest to do. Then, shutting the door,
he left them together. But taking
time by the forelock, be sent out for a
clergyman, and there was a notary la
Half an hour passed, and, hearing no
word from the couple in the other
room, he called out: "Time is precious.
Half a million at stake."
Ten minutes more elapsed, when Mr.
Andrews put his bead out of the win
dow and saw a carriage dash up and
stop at the door below. Out Jumped
Miss Mortimer and a young man. The
elevator was at the top of the building
at the moment, and some time must
pass before the couple could com up.
Throwing open the door where he had
shut up Forsythe and Miss Brown, he
surprised Forsythe imprinting a kiss
on Miss Brown's lips.
"Time's upT cried the trustee.
"Come here, Mr. Tarson. Hurry up.
Marry these two at oncer'
When Miss Mortimer and Mr. Thom
as Scovill, whom she had decided aa
the only person she might marry In a
hurry, reached Mr. Andrews' office,
they found him Just coming from an
adjoining room and announced tbat
they were ready to be married.
"There's a clergyman here," replied
the lawyer, "who has Just performed
the marriage ceremony in the case of
your cousin. I dare say he'll be happy
to marry you as well."
"My cousin married!" exclaimed Miss
She sank In a chnlr and covered her
face with her hand.
"Sweetheart," said the would be
groom, "we can be happy without this
If the shade of old Muldridge looked
down on this scene which he bad con
trived It must have been with su
Mr. sud Mrs. Forsythe, notwith
standing tlielr hurried courtship, lived
happily together, spending a good deal
of the Income on the poor, which
Mnldrldge would have deprecated.
But they had a son to inherit the prop
erty which the old rascal bad provided
As for Miss Mortimer. Mr. Beovlll
never spoke to her agriin. though she
apologized for her heartless conduct
toward blm when she beard thnt she
bad been forestalled. She is still un
married and bids fair to be an old
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1791 MHjor George Crotclmn. youthful
hero of battles fought In 1812, born
tn Louisville. Ky.; died 110.
T7B4 John WItberspoon. "signer."
died: born 1722.
1004 Prince Fusbimi of Janiin rrected
President Roosevelt In the name of
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