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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30, 1912
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Saturday, November 30, 1912.
President Taft says he will not be
a candidate in 1!16, and be seems to
Presldent-elAct Wilson's choice of
a place to rest and ponder and plan
ought to be worth a bumper onion crop
to the Bermudas In free advertising.
If cholera keeps the Bulgarians out
of Constantinople will the Turks count
on pestilences as their allies, hence
forth, and always have a stock on
"Baldy Jack" Rose, the New York
gambler and Informer, is poing to
write a book. If that will keep him
off the vaudeville stage, let him go
If you know what Christmas means
tr poor children you will enlist in
the ranks of Santa Claus good fellows, 1
icproHented In The Argus annual San-
ta Claua movement.
A Massachusetts shonlifter. cauclit
In New York, was given her liberty ,
on' condition that kIio leave the city '
and nnvcr return. New York believes
In protecting home industry.
Providing that Tchatalja remains in
tl'e bajidti ot one of the Halkan allies,
it will be an upl-roprlate place for
the- next Hiin'iul meeting of the inter
national association of hay fever suf
ferers. Carnegie furnishes evidence to show
that Lincoln, Grant and Cleveland
were pushed for fuuln to make end3
... meet after they left the presidential
oP.lce. They were tho kind of men
who should not have been troubled
in that way, although it Is the best
kind of proof that they were honest.
A Piio;iti;ssi i; nioi.ittM.
Governor -elect K wnrdF. Dunne has
announced that amor.g the reforms he i
will work to acjoiuplitb. are the fol
lowing: To secure the enactment of the tni
tlatlve and referendum.
To place a corrupt practice act on
the statute books.
To bring about the direct election of
United States senators.
To mnke It possible to submit more
than one amendment to ttie state con-'
stltutlon at one time.
To reform the taxing bodies of the
'.ate with a view to securing a reduc
tion of the total tai rate.
That the governor -Iv.t keeps his
attention upon such big principles as
these despite tl.e mad ruth of office- mand n guinea "pur money" from
seekers, U gratifying to democratic nny offl. er enterinc the chapel wearing
democrats. The new chief executive j sjmrs". It Is siiid that when Arthur Sul
of the state Is at present grappling Hv.au was head biy the Duke of Wel
wlth a trenie(id'is proHem. j Itn-tcn would alv.-.ys come spurred to
Adherence to a progressive proscram the clmpel. In order that be might have
will keep Illinois in the democrat ic ! the pleasure of pnying the forfeit to bis
column. j favorite chorister. Harper's Weekly.
A genuine democratic adniinUtra-'
tlon by Governor Dunne will moan that i
he will le reelected four years hen v.
If will be a victory for principle
and not for individuals.
THE Tfll AI AT HA I. KM-
Any person who kept run of the
picceodlnKn during the trial of three ';
o en at Salem. Mass.. charged with
mcrder In ronnAcfl.m with h. t.l
renre strike, must have been lm-!
pressed with the impartiality with
hlch the jiulge presided. ma7e his
rKinga and gave instructions to the
Jury. The verdlot was not unex
pected. In fart, it could not have
been otherwise, tor there was not a
scintilla of evidence adduced to show
that the men were guilty of the of
fense with which they were charged.
Tbay never should have been brougnt
to trial. It was only at the instiga
tion of the woolen trust, whose sov
ereignty in Lawrence is supreme.
That town is a kind of oligarchy,
politically speaking. Only about one
sixth of the people are native, the
other five-sixths being foreign. The
woolen trust has had everything its
own way. It had the militia called
out needlessly. It asked the state's
attorney to rule that a speech deliv
ered in Lowell was sn Interference
with the military control of Lawrence.
7 he trust had these men "arrest ed with
the hope that they would be convict
ed, that they would "be made an ex
ample of." and thus that the work
of the operatives of the Lawrence
mills would be intimidated and awed
into acquiescence witn tee naa con-
anions prevsuing tnere. But since tne
judge was a just man and the jury
honest and honorable citizens, tbe-bop-ed-for
conviction did not take lace.
Sometimes labor leaders have com
plained of the courts. There have been
cases where Judges, federal and state,
rave mace unjust 'decisions, aiscrim -
inating against working men. but
vberever a question Las beea sub-
Eiitted to a Jury the working men have
bad no reason to complain of the re
Bolt. It would be difficult to empahhei
a jury that would convict any man,
whatever class he belongs to. ot mur
der or any other crime without evi
dence. Juries give the accused per
son the benefit of a doubt and. in
some cases, are so disinclined to vote
for conviction tnat prisoners who are
guilty escape. And such results are
unavoidable. Juries are not infallible.
Jurors have consciences and sympa
thies, like other men, and are slow
In sending men to the scaffold or to
prison whenever there Is doubt as to
In the case of the three men ac
quitted at Salem, there was no doubt.
The verdict was the result of an hon--ft
trial before an honeet judge and
an honest jury.
DEMOCRACY OF G F.N ICS.
The dictionary of the names ot emi
nent men compiled by Sir Francis
Galton listed 29,000 persons who reach
ed eminence in the various fields of
human achievement, and indicated
that barely 200 in every mWion per
sons were entitled to appear in nis
rcster of greatness. A study of these
lists seems to show that the world's
famous men seldom have left sons
capable of the measure of service that
might have gained equal honor for
themselves. Only the members of roy
al families are specially environed and
educated and mated with selected hus
bands and wives today, yet the great
monarch who founds a line of kings
la usually succeeded by a series of me
diocrities often good ami faithful men,
but without the splendid abilities
v.hlc.h created" the dynasty.
Upon the other hand. Galton shows
tl.at among English inventors James
Watt alone may be rated as inherit
ing his talents from his father, while
George Stephenson was the son of a
niner and the father of Thomas Tel
U rd was a shepherd. Of the poets,
Scott was the son of a Scottish law-
jcr, Tennyson of an obscure clergy
n:an, Shelley of a country gentleman
and Southey of a Bristol linen dra
per. It was a barber who fathered the
artist Turner, and Romney was the
f on of a builder and cabinet maker.
Sii Joshua Reynolds offered the
s'udlo of a grout footer as an en-
vironment for nis kinsroiK, Dut neitn-
er he nor Wren, the architect, nor
Scott, nor Woodsworth, nor Romney
l-ft descendants whose powers gained i
Boy Singers of the Private Chapel In
St. James' Palace.
There are ten boys In London who
every Sunday and on state occasions
wear suits of clothes that In each In
stance cost something like $'J0O. The
lad thus expensively id brilliantly
attired are the chorister belonging to
the king's private lmil in St. James'
palace. When arrayed in their state
suits they are truly a gorgeous sight.
Scarlet cloth is the foundation of
this costume. Bands of royal purple
between rows of heavy gold lace are
the adornment.. Old lace ruffles are
worn at the-neck and wrists. These
nifties are so valuable and so difficult
to replace that they are worn only on
the most (.pecial occasions. At other
times white lawn bands take their
place. The boys must take great care
of their suits, which must endure three
years. The "undress" suits are re
placed every eight months.
This choir is one of the historical in
stitutions of ;rcat Britain, and many
of Its old time customs, including the
dtess of the boys, are retained to this
day. The choir has numbered among
its singers such distinguished musicians 1
as Sir Arthur Su'Mivan. Edward Lloyd,
Sir John ( and Ir. E. J. Hopkins.
It Is the rlpht of the head boy to de-
UNITY OF LIFE,
Cells of Animals and Plant Alike and
Governed by Same Laws.
Protoplasm, the li'cral translation of
which means "the tirst man made,"
wat the name given by a German sci-
nflst in lMil to ti e '..i-iy. granular,
sc-niitluid conteut of ejretnMe cells,
It looks like the white of an egg.
and it can be analysed into four chem
ical elements carbon, oxycen, nitrogen
and hydrogen. It U now recognized
aa the fundamental basU for all life.
The smallest particle of it goes throngb
what is kuown as the cycle of life
free motion, feeling, feeding and re
production. When ia some uncon
scious way tt grows s membrane for a
covering or a little nucleus, a kernel
somewhere within It, science calls it a
These cells are the same in plants
and animals. Professor Jacques Loeh
showed the importance of this fact.
Although plants, he explained have n;the progressive leaders of the house
nervous systems, they have "instin?
tlve movements." In analysis of In
stlncts he bound together In the cell
common to them the plant and the
worm at the root of the plant as some
day, perhaps, the tree of life snd the
serpent may be bound snd he called
their reflex actions "troplsms."
Then he pointed oat that tropisms
are mechanical acts that moth and
fly and ivy leaf move in spite of them
selves in chemical subjection to light,
heat and odors, which the scientist
calls "emanations.' From "Man as a
j Mechanism" In Metropolitan.
Many birds are provided, with
natural spectacles, s transparent mem
brane called the third eyelid. This
third avelld when Hot In use ilea folded
j jn the inner corner f the eye. Two
. muscles work It spreading it over
j the esrnea or folding It op again aaach
i rra ciererly that? a jaaa can int. ea
There is no nation in the world
vbich has such perfect respect for
food as the French people. It is im
possible to describe the dignified feel
ing one has for food when living with
the French, and when watching them
in the preparation and serving of It,
in any other way than the word re
spect." It is an art and a pleasure
It makes no difference whether "you
are in a hotel or private home, the
same atmosphere of art and refine
ment and daintiness surrounds the
kitchen and dining room.
The main thought in cooking is to
preserve the original flavor of the
particular dish being cooked, ana not
disguise It with high seasonings. Par
ticularly is this true of vegetables.
While in France last summer we
were fortunate enough to be one' of
seven others living in a French home
I rbout an hour's ride from Paris
i gardens, gardens everywhere and
I every bit of ground utilized. My bed
room window on the first floor opened
into a beautiful garden of vegetables
acd pears trained on- the stone wall
surrounding the garden; still another
with currents and gooseberry bushes
and such gooseberries (larger than
cherries), flowers, lake and apple
tvees, under which were tables where
we had our French lessons, two or
more a day, and then after 4 o'clock
teas walked to the nearby villages.
The roads were perfect and the
ripened wheat fields with scarlet pop
ples and cornflowers added much to
the beauty and pleasure. We return
ed for our dinner at half after seven,
acd there was where we had the op
portunity of learning much of vege
tables perfectly cooked and served.
1 We not only enjoyed the eating but
had entree at any time to the "cuisine"
or kitchen to see this most artistic
There is a principle in cooking
ALL PARTIES TO BE ON GOOD BEHAVIOR
DURING THE SHORT CONGRESS SESSION
Li-- a-." fc V A
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Speaker Champ Clark (at the left),
Senator Poindexter and Congressman
Washington, Nov. 29. Though there
will be but little time for any sort of
legislation other than the passage of
appropriation bills, the coming short
session of congress promises to be a
most interesting one. Democrats, re
publicans and progressives are all anx
ious to make a showing that will win
favor with the people.
The present congress contains only a
few progressives, but they plan on in
itiating legisla'ion which the bull
moose platform called for, in order that
they may go before the people two
years hence with a definite record of
achievement. B is believed hat some
of the "social justice" planks of the
progressive platform will show up
again in the form of bills Introduced
during the short session. In the senate
the new party is represented by Poin
dexter of Washington, Bristow of Kan
sas, and Clapp of Minnesota. Some of
are Murdock of Kansas. Norria of Ne
braska and Kent of California.
The democrats will be under the old
leadership. Champ Clark and Oscar
Underwood will of course continue to
hold the most Important positions In
the lower house those of speaker and
or take off his spectacles. But for its
third eyelid the eagle could not look
at the aun. The spectacled bear be
longs of Chile. Its Latin name U
Ursus ornatus. It Is black and around
its eyes pale rings are drawn which
have exactly the appearance of a pair
"She nad played ia smateur theat
ricals and threatened to go on .the stage
if her parents wouldn't let her marry
"And what did her parents do sfter
vegetables that must be established be
fore entering into the) minor details of
seasoning. It is that vegetables must
be boiled in aa little water aa possi
ble. In most cases the best and moat
nutritious part of the vegetable la
turned into the sink. .
A general rule to follow la:
First All fresh vegetable should
be cooked in boiling water or steamed.
Few cooks and housekeepers really
know what boiling water la.
Second Cook fresh vegetable in
sufficient water (boiling) to. moisten
and add boiling water to them while
cooking aa required.
Third Dried vegetables should be
soaked in cold water for 12 hours,
then started cooking in a little cold
w ater and boiling water added as need'
ed. Cook slowly for three hours at
Fourth Most vegetable are better
cooked in boiling Baited water. Stock
is also frequently used for special
Fifth The vegetables are Grained
from the little remaining water when
done. A lump of butter is put into
the frying pan and when melted the
vegetables are thrown into the pan,
tossed and turned with a wooden
spoon, sprinkled with pepper, a little
chopped parsley and served in a hot
French beans, carrots, turnips, eel
ery, peas, white beans, lentils, cabbage
are all treated in this way, 1 e., cooked
in small quantities of boiling water.
drained and tossed in butter or bits of
bacon, salt and pepper. Good, sweet
butter must be used for seasoning if
used at all. Cream may be added
SEASONABLE FBtTTS AND VEGETA
Vegetables Cabbage, (white and
red), beets, dried beans, carrots, caul
iflower, celery, egg plant, lettuce,
leeks, onions, parsnips, parsley, pep
pers, potatoes, (Irish and sweet),
squash, turnips (white and yellow),
Fruits Apples, cranberries, grapes,
grapefruit, lemons, nuts, chesnuts,
Extras Artichokes, wax and string
beans, brussels sprouts, cucumbers,
endive, mushrooms, radishes, toma
toes, melons, oranges, pineapples.
democratic floor leader. Senator Mar
tin of Virginia will continue to be dem
ocratic floor leader in the senate. There
is a likelihood that democrats anl pro
gressives will combine to. elect Senator
Bacon of Georgia president pro tem
pore of the senate. If this happens, a
democrat will preside over the upper
Th democrats in both houses are
anxious to hold the confidence of the
people and will endeavor to pass some
The republicans, too, will be more
active than ever in the advocacy of
progressive legislation. They will en
deavor to make the best possible kind
of a showing, and believe that by fol
lowing this course they can win back
many who have gone over to the pro
Representative Mann of Illinois will
be republican iloor leader in the house.
In the senate, Penrose, Crane and Root
will continue the republican leaders.
"They let her go on the stage, gave
the dnke a check for a front seat and
were not at all surprised when he
sailed back to France the next morn
lug." -Cleveland Plain Dealer.
New York. Part of the skeleton of
a giant bird which winged its way over
North America 3,000,000 years ago waa
I 1 it? v 'J
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brought to the American Museum of' money it is always In profile, because
Natural History by Professor Walter the cameo is more readily struck with
Granger, who said the bird waa the the die in that manner and if a full or
lazgest feathered creature that ever three-quarter face were represented the
existed in North America. The bones , nose af the gentleman or lady would
were found in the Big Horn basin, east j get damaged in circulation and pro
of the Yellowstone park. 1 6jlct a ridiculous effect.
r wjrcAjt m. Affirm
rPHB girt who can't have faith In
three men at the same time has do
business trying to be a summer girt
Ton never saw a man wear his new
nit la order to make another man jeat-
Borne men tell the time of day by the
sun, and some women tell the time of
night by the son. N
There's no rest for the weary, but
then who cares as long aa there's a
crowd at the social 7
Be young while yon can: youll hare
hard enough work trying to be young
when you can't.
Nobody lores a grouch, but that tact
doesn't cure him.
The only time some persons enjoy do
ing their duty is when it is an unpleas
ant one for the other fellow.
When we have to work only four
hours a day, think of all the time we'll
have to make chicken coops.
After the wedding bells comes the
struggle with the new gas range.
It Is noticeable that the present craze
for old time things doesn't lead any
girl into running tallow candles and
making soft soap. -,
How Are You.
Bow are you today?
What a pleasant greetlng-l
Doesn't mean so very much.
But tt puts a man In touch
With a friend on meeting-.
Bow are you today?
Jnat a word that's spoken
Aa a brother man yon meet
On the crowded city street
Aa a friendly token.
How are you today?
Kindly Interest summing
In the man whose path Is crossed
By the human current tossed
Mid the city's humming.
How are you today?
Greeting thus the other
For a moment in the throne;
E'er you part and move along
Aa a friend and brother. -
"But why doesn't your mother like
"She thinks you are a mollycoddle,
and she says no girl of hers shall ever
marry a mollycoddle."
"But I will show her." '
"Yea I will beat up that bulldog
next door the very next time I call on
"Then she'll say you're a brute and
would tyrannize over me."
"And how is your dear daughter
"Getting on nicely at college?"
"Fine! She was conditioned in sev
eral branches, but she was rushed by
three sororities and got on the basket
"We have the brightest baby."
"Yes. Why, all summer long every'
second man I meet on the street bus
stopped to remark upon it"
"Yes. Almost everybody in town has
been running for office this year."
Matter of Orthography.
"You know Miss Passay?"
"She said she would die for Jack."
"She did? You mean die?"
"Yes, but she spelled it with a 'y'."
"1 hear that
Frank has made
"You bet he
"In what liner
"Sure! Be mar
ried the widow
ef a millionaire
the first time he
tried it snd the
daughter of an
other the second
"I wonder why the trees shed theM
leaves In the fall."
"To get ready for the winter."
"Wouldn't it be warmer with the
"Not for the leaves."
"What train are you going to take?"
"Not any. The train is going to take
"Yon give me a pain."
"No charges. You needn't give
"Ah. wad aome power the siftle gto as
To sea ourselves aa other see us!"
Ko such a blow that power would strike
It was aware what wa were Ilka.
"Where a face Is used on a piece of
Matchmaking By I. Townsend Smith.
CopyrUrSted. lilt. y Associated LJterary Bureau.
"I desire, my son," said my tamer
not long before his death, "that our
estate should be kept together. If
Helen would only marry some man
who has the means to enable her to
live as she has lived thus farl would
leave her, say, $20,000 and yon the
business. Yon will need all the capital
In it to operate it and can .make a
handsome Income out of lt Unless
Helen is otherwise provided for it
would be unjust to her to leave yon
the lion's share."
I made no reply to father's state
ment but at once commenced to do
a job of thinking in the matter. Oonld
I not bring about a match between
Helen and some good fellow who had a
fortune? One of my classmates in
college, Ned Culberton, would fill the
bill very nicely. I hadn't eeea him
since we were graduated, but I had
board that his father had died and left
him some $30,000 a year. The more I
thought about the matter the more In
clined I waa to try my hand at a bit
of love's diplomacy or, as the women
put it matchmaking.
I wrote Culberton asking him what
had become of him; if he preferred the
real world to that preliminary world,
college; . whether he remembered our
trying one night to get a calf up into
the belfry; If he was married or ex
pected to be. He replied to my note.
saying that be remembered the episode
I had mentioned very well; that he
wasn't married and didn't propone to
be at least till he was too old to
have any fun and ended his letter by
saying that he would like mighty well
to meet me and talk over old times.
This drew from me an Invitation for
him to join ns st our cottage In the
country, which we proposed to open
to a few guests for the Christmas holi
days. The invitation was accepted, and
I had made a beginning.
But what more could I do than throw
the two together?
It occurred to me to tell Helen just
what my father had said to me sud
suggest that she capture Culberton, but
on second thought I saw that it would
be the worst thing I could do. It would
make trouble in the family, between
Nell and father and me. for a woman
doesn't understand the requirements of
business as a man does, and Nell
wouldn't have appreciated father's mo
tives in not trammeling me with a sis
ter for a partner. Then, again, any
matchmaker who shows his hand to
either of the parties he is bent on
bringing together especially the wom
anis a fool. No; I must work out my
own scheme without letting any oue
know what I was about
Ned joined us a few days before
Christmas. He was awfully pleased at
the reunion with his old college chum
and I could see was expecting to spend
most of his time(during his visit talk
ing over our larks while we were un
dergraduates. I told him that there
would be some very pretty girls in our
Christmas party and I hoped they
would succeed in interesting and amus
ing him. He replied that he wasn't
much on girls; he'd noticed since his
futher'B death that every girl he met
was trying ,to get him for his money.
This didn't look very hopeful for my
purpose, but I'd laid down my scheme
and begun to act upon It before his ar
:ival, and if it worked at all it would
probably work In spite of Ned's having
been hunted by women who desired a
feathered nest. What I bad done In the
matter was this: The day before Ned's
arrival I sat down with Nell, took her
hand In mine affectionately and, look
ing her in the eyes impressively, said
"Before our party convenes there's
something I wish to say to you about
one of the expected guests. There'
hardly any of us In this world who
isn't afflicted with some weakness. My
friend Ned Culberton Is as fine a fel
low as ever lived. He was an honor
man in college. He and I were In
timate friends for four years, and dur
ing all that period I never knew him
to do a mean thing. To go further
"Yes. yes; I understand that What's
his weak spot?"
"I'll get to it directly. As I was
saying, to go further back, be was
considered so fine a fellow at school
that all the college fraternities were
after him. and be was pledged a year
before be entered. He hadn't been
in college a month"
"But what's his foible? Are you
never going to get to it?"
"Don't be in a hurry. I prefer to
show you that in other respects he's a
splendid man; tben when I give you
his weakness you will be inclined to
look leniently upon It and not con
demn him for one blemish when most
of us hsve a tot of them. He hadn't
been in college a month before be was
picked out for head of his class and
would nave taken the valedictory,
only be wasn't a grind and preferred
to be captain of the university foot
ball team, stroke oar of the university
! crew and pitcher of the baseball nine."
"Ob, dear! What a wonder! His
blemish must be something awful to
condemn one who Is in other respects
an Admirable Cricbton."
This warned me thst I might be put
tins In too many Imaginary sceom
piinnments, andr I paused in what I
was explaining to say that Ned was
the most modest man in the world
snd would never admit that he was
either a scholar or an athlete. He
might have granted the latter accusa
tion truthfully. To have granted the
former would have been a frightful
lie, for be had only scraped through
Well, I put Nell off aa to bis foible
for a while longer, tben sadly and sym
pathetically tapped my forehead with
"You don't mean" she said and
"Only in one particular."
"What is Itr
"He has a mania for proposing mar
"Wen.- I declare! What a singular
weskness! Proposes to any girl he hap
pens to meet?"
"Not on your life! I hsve known the
girls he has proposed to. and they're all
"But how does be get out of his pro
posals? He can't marry all the girls he
"Oh. Ned's a diplomat at that He
does it very skillfully. They never
blame him. They can't"
"H m! I'd blame him."
"You might not have a chance,"
Thank you very much."
"Intimating that he wouldn't be like
ly to practice his foible on me. But I'm
glad you warned me. If he should I'll
give him a piece of my mind, you can
Just depend upon that"
"He won't botiier you. You see,
there's to be a lot of girls with us, and
you being the hostess"
"Oh, dont talk any more about It I
understand why you have told me. If
be should yield to his mania while
"One thing I wish you to promise me.
Don't breathe a word of It to any of
the other girl guests."
She gave me the promise, and I left
her, satisfied that I had done all I could
do in the matter. If she didn't make
Ned Culberton propose to her then I
didn't know anything about feminine
human nature. And if be did I knew
he would stand by his proposal.
We had a merry time of it with our
sleighing parties that was before au
tomobiles put an end to sleighing our
coasting and skating parties, besides
meeting at dinner every evening and
. dancing or playing games afterward.
We bad the house nicely decorated
with evergreens and a big Christmas
tree on which was a gift for every
guest During the festivities I kept my
eye on Nell, and it wasn't long before
I saw that she was going for Culberton
like a yacht with all its sails set I ar
gued thst if be didn't propose to her of
his own accord and because he really
wanted her she would get him into a
position wherein bis mania would be
sure to show Itself In other words,
she would set a trap for him. Doubt
less, if she succeeded in drawing him
into it she would refuse his offer, but
then I had wits, and it would be time
enough to exercise them when advised
of the situation.
The holidays were not more then
half over when one morning I noticed
at breakfast a terrible constraint be
tween Ned and Nell. The meal was
scarcely finished when Ned came to
me and said he had been suddenly
called away; must leave on the first
train; awfully sorry, but the matter
was imperative. Fortunately the last
train till noon had gone, and that gave
me time to get bold of Nell and And
out what had happened. She told me
that Ned had been overcome by his
mania anl added:
"I waft surprised, because yon told
me It or ly affected him in tho case of
"Surprised be hanged!" I exclaimed.
"You forced it. upon him. However,
there's no harm done. You know it's
his faillrg. You have no reason tcrfeel
"Do you suppose," Rhe replied, toss
ing her head, "that because he has a
weakness of that kind he ia never
going to fall In love?"
"Not In this case."
"How do you know?"
"Because he Is going to leave at
noon. If he had done the thing ration
ally be wouldn't act as he does. From
his manner and all that I'm sure this
Is one of his ordinary lapses. It's a
pity. He's a fine fellow In other re
spects." The dialogue ended by my betting
Nell five pounds of candy that she
couldn't keep Ned till Christmas day.
Noon came, and he didn't go. Another
day passed, and still he remained.
Meanwhile be was in a constant state
of Inquietude, apparently not knowing
whether he was on bis head or his
heels. Neli, too. seemed to le getting
nervlshed up, and It wus evident some
thing was brewing.
Christmas morning enme. and we
were all wishing each other a merry
day of It, except Ned and Nell, whom
I couldn't see and couldn't find Pres
ently Annie, the mnld. came to me
and told me father wished to see me
In bis sitting room upstairs. .1 went
up there, and who should be with bltn
but the missing parties.
"My son," said father. "Nellie has
given ns s Christmas gift."
"Where is It?" I asked, assuming
"It's not sn it; It's a he." sold NelL
"I should like to know what you told
me that cock and bull story for?"
"What cock and bull story?"
"Mr. Cullerton and Nellie are en
gaged." said father. "He has Just
asked my consent, and I have g1vn It
cheerfully. I know you will join me
In welcoming your college friend into'
"So be should." said Ned. "after tlrh
setting up he gave me to his sister.
say. old man. what were you driving
"Trying to keep you two apart"
Nov. 30 ia American
1782 Preliminary treaty of peace be
tween Great Britain and the Unit
ed States arranged at Paris by Ben
jamin Franklin. Franklin was tben
acting for the colonies as a diplo
matic agent to France.
1819 Cyrua West Field, promoter of the
first Atlantic cable, born; died 1S94.
1861 Great Britain demanded tne re
lease from United States custody
of the Confederate foreign com
missioners. Mason and SlidelL im
prisoned at Fort Warren, Boston.
1908 Identical note regarding the far
east exchanged by the United
States and Japan.