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THE. ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1912.
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Monday, Decembar 2, 1912.
Talking about rebates, did you ever
know a consumer to get any?
Dr. Wiley la coming. Know him?
He's tho watchdog of the kitchen.
Of course Santa Claus will oome in
an aeroplane this year. Got your
Put a Red Cross seal on your lettera
and packages from this on. Thus will
yon put the stamp of your approval on
the avntl-tuberculobla crusade.
Again it has been demonstrated, this
time on the other side of the water,
that the old Turk is tougher than the
Colonel James Hamilton Lewis la the
democratic choloe of the people for the
United States senatorshlp. It Is the
duty of every democratic member of
the legislature to give him first place
in any combination that may be made
Involving the puir of togas to be filled.
No democrat should evade this duty.
Sectional division of democrats In
the house of representative shows
152 of thorn from nor-h of the line and
140 south of tt. When the C3rd con
gress asHembles northern democrats
will therefore have, for the first time
since the civil war, a majority of the
democra'ic membership in the house.
The constitutionality of New York's
64-hour law Is to be tested in. the
courts. Considering the supreme
court's decision sustaining the laws
llmlMng the hours of work for women
to 10 a day. It seems likely that even
the New York court will hold that it
Is within the police power of the state :
to limit hours of work for women and
children to 64 a week.
The followers of Theodoro Roosevelt
are opposed to the proposed six-year,
oue-term presidential amendment. The
admirers of the colonel cannot get it
cut of their heads that the country was
not made for the mere gratification of
th Rooseveltian ambition. The law
should be enacted, if for no other pur
pose than to put a stop forever to such
raids on the highest office in the gift
of the people.
Ilt'Y IIKDCKOSS 8KALS.
The Red Cross seals were placed on
sale all over the land yesterday. The
purchase of a Red Cross seal Is a bullet
to fight tuberculoids.
Scientists declare that deaths from
the great white plague can be greatly
lessened and that the disease can be
cured If taken In hand in its incipient
stages. Money is needed to do this.
Therefore everyone should take an in
terest in this nation-wide humane
Every person who mails a letter,
package or newspaper should use a
Red Cross sal. Thoy cos' only a penny
apiece. The sum seems small, but if
each person buys a seal, the aggregate
will be large.
Join the movement to stamp out the
THE CARNF.G1E TENSION PRO
POSAL. Bryan's Commoner's view of the Car
negie pension for ex-presidents pro
posal Is contained in the last issue.
The position taken Is in line with that
taken by The Argus. "This." the Com
moner says, "Is the most extraordinary
proposition yet made by a man gtven
to extraordinary propositions. The ar
guments used against the Carnegie pen
sion or eubaldy tor teachers may be ap
plied with four-fold force against his
proposed prenldentlal pension, or sub
sidy as It would better be called. It
would be a monstrous thing to permit
the president of the United States to
rest nnder the shams of anticipating a
'pension from a fund accumulated
through special privilege. It would be
bad enough to put our ex-presidents In
, tha attitude of the object of charity,
but It would be Infinitely worse to
make him the beneficiary of special In
terests. Mr. Carnegie's proposition la
so serious a menace to the public wel
fare that congress should seize the first
"opportunity to make such a pension as
(that proposed by Mr. Carnegie utterly
Impossible. Indeed, the proposition is
so Insulting to the Intelligence of a
people living under popular govern
auent and It amounts to such a serious
Attack upon popular government Itself,
hat it would be well If public senti
ment could be so crystallied as to force
nn immediate withdrawal of the prop
osition by tbe gentleman who made It.
"Mr. Carnegie has piled up so much
gold that he baa found It difficult to
devise ways in which to dispose of It.
le secured aU immense fortune, first.
through special privileges from the po
litlcal party to whose campaign funds
he was a generous contributor, and fi
nally through the watered stock of the
seel trust perfected under the 191t
system. The use of this ill-gotten
wealth for the pensioning of educators
has had a bad effect upon our educa
tional system, but the efforts of those
who were sufficiently far-seeing to rec
ognize the evil Involved In the teach
ers' pension were overcome by the in
fluence of those who were anxious to
participate in the pension coupled with
the efforts of the many who are all too
ready to believe that a seemingly gen-
eroirs gift may cover a multitude of
The Carnegie presidential subsidy
proposition should be rejected wi'h
such vigor that a similar suggestion
will never again be made by any reader
of American history or any student of
LIBERTY AND LAW.
Some people entertain the Idea that
liberty means the right to do as one
pleases. Liberty does not license any
one to do as he pleases. That would
be anarchy, not liberty. The anarch
ist claims the right to do as he pleases
and then he pleases to do wrong. No
one should have liberty to use as an In
dividual anything that will endanger
the lives of others or their property,
nor even to recklessly endanger his
own life or property. There should be
restrictions on the actions of Individ
uals, or combinations of individuals,
on society and communities. That is
what law is for to prescribe rules
of action, of behavior, and conduct,
and for business dealings of all kinds.
Men buy and sell under legal restric
tions and yet they have perfect lib
erty to do business under the general
law of liberty: "equal rights for all
and special privileges for none."
The trial of the alleged dynamiters
at Indianapolis furnishes stories that
Bhow how "liberty" defined as license
to do as one pleases, may be abused.
Recklessly, according to the stories
told in evidence, men carried dyna
ml'e and nltro-glycerlne around the
country in large quantities, on railroad
passenger trains in suit cases, to the
great danger of property and human
life. Without considering the enorm
ity of the crimes committed or con
templated by those who thus carried
these dangerous explosives, or wheth
er any crime was contemplated, there
should be drastic legal restrictions on
the sale of such explosives and the
manner of their transportation.
No one should have the liberty to
obtain, transport and use high explo
sives without restriction.
When our internal revenue system
concerns itself so intimately with the
production of every solitary gallon of
whisky, is it not remarkable that high
explosives can be made, bought and
sold and transported with reckless
If the production and traffic in dyna
mite and nitro glycerine were guarded
even as closely as cigara. nobody would
be the worse, and the community would
be much safer.
The liberty of the people is maintain
ed and preserved only through proper
regulations of society and business by
WILL ASK SENATE
TO EXPEL WARREN
Senator Francis E. Warran.
Washington. Albert S. Connelly of
Wyoming is here to lead in a deter
mined fight for the expulsion of Sena
tor Francis E. Warren of Wyoming,
from the United States senate. Con
nelly charges Warren with "flagrant
ly violating the act of congress prohib
iting the fencing of government land."
He will try to prove:
1. That Senator Warren violated
the law wilfully.
2. That a special agent of the in
terior department was transferred to
another district after having reported
large areas of government land unlaw
3. That an investigation of these
Illegal inclosures of public land was
directed by E. A. Hitchcock, as sec
retary of the Interior, and the report
submitted to the department of Jus
tice. 4. That Assistant Attorney General
Purdy, after considering this report,
advised against prosecutions, and that
his reasons for this course are con
trary to an opinion of the supreme
court of the I'nited States, as reported
in volume 167, page 619. in a similar
5. That an investigation was made
of the Warren live stock inclosures
of government land by direction of
James R. Garfield, as secretary of the
Interior department, and that the re
port showed a nominal area of lands
Inclosed, which, as publicly reported.
yesi '01- ' - 1
Some newly married persons dine
out at a resaurant on Thursday, when
the maid la put, Jn preference to get
ting dinner at home, hut most brides
will like the fun of preparing the meal
A simple menu, which any intelligent
girl could carry out herself, would be
a soup, a steak, potatoes baked in
their skins, a lettuce salad with
French dressing, macaroni, cheese and
a little fruit, ending with crisp crack
ers and cheese.
A can of soup is no trouble to heat
and if the water the macaroni is boil
ed in Is kept for the soup, instead of
using water, it will bo found far more
Boll the macaroni (boiling water).
for 20 minutes, sometimes longer, and
place In a buttered baking dish in lay
ers alternating with cheese. Dot the
top with butter and bake until brown.
Bake while the potatoes are cook
ing, and so time it that the steak can
be put in the broiler and all three
dishes be cooked at the same time.
Don't forget to leave the door open
slightly when broiling. Otherwise the
meat is apt to catch fire. Always
open the door before lighting the pilot
of the gas stove. Should there be
ever such a slight leakage in the gas
pipes the gas will collect in the oven,
and when the pilot it lighted an ex
plosion takes place.
The lettuce requires washing, and
must be thoroughly chilled before be
ing brought to the table.
About eight minutes is ample time
for the eteak to remain on the broiler.
I suppose it is necessary to add that
a steak should be wiped oft with a
warm, damp cloth and then be put on
the broiler rack. It should be turned
once and when done be lifted to a
hot platter and be spread with butter
and a sprinkling of salt.
Then a little (ever so little) boiling
water can be dotted over the meat
and the dish be returned to the oven
for a minute. To salt a steak before
cooking will bring out the Juices, and
completely exonerated the company.
6. That the case of Senator War
ren'B disobedience and refusal to com
ply wih the law forbidlng fencing of
government lands is one of the most
powerful Incentives in initiating disre
gard of law and has been followed by
irregularities and land fraud transac
tions of considerable magnitude.
Mr. Connelly holds that the conduct
of Senator Warren in violating the
laws by fencing lands was disreput
able and that he should be impeached.
Through the efforts of Mr. Connel
ly a sub-committee of the house com
mittee on expenditures In the depart
ment of the interior was Induced to
investiga'e the charges made against
Senator Warren of the Warren Live
Stock company. The sub-committee,
with Representative W. IA Hensley of
Missouri as chairman, submitted the
"After careful consideration of all
the above reports and documents sub
mitted to us by the department of the
interior, we find that at the time of the
Linnen report, Sept. 7, 1906, the War
ren IJve Stock company was maintain
ing unlawful inclosures, as stated in
the charges filed with the committee."
Mr. Connelly believes that the re
port of the sub-committee will be adopt
ed by the full committee immediately
after congress convenes. Wit that
report he will continue his fight to
get before the senate.
AN UNEASY SKELETON.
It Had a Lively Tims Until Its Final
"Speaking of final resting places,"
said ike Purceil the other day. "an
Indian buried at Wakeeney has earned
his. He was the first Indian killed la
the last Indian raid in Kansas. Tbe
raid was pulled off by 150 Sioux In
dians, and a good many settlers were
killed, considerable property was burn
ed and hundreds of horses and cattle
were stcmpeded. The Indians came
within a few miles of Wakeeney, when
a part of a cavalry regiment from old
Fort Hayes met them. The Indians
fled, but were forced to a stand over
1b the edge of Rush county.
"The history of the chase is Inter
esting. Every Indian In the band was
killed. The subject of this Item tum
bled off his pony near Wakeeney and
rolled Into a ditch. His body was not
found for several months, snd by that
time nothing was left but a skeleton.
The men who found the skeleton wired
the bones together snd tied It to a post
on the public road, with a label tell
ing that it was the first Indian killed
in the last raid. etc. Complaint was
made about the grewsome spectacle,
so the county board ordered the skele
ton borled la tbe cemetery. To cele
brate the fact that civilisation had
come to stay speeches were made at
the grave of this the first Indian killed
in the last raid. etc.
"Later some fellers' got full, dug
np the skeleton, dressed It In store
clothes and bad fun with It They
hired a liveryman to take their 'friend'
borne, and when the driver found what
he had In tbe seat with him he yelled
mightily and Jumped out of the buggy.
The team ran away, spilling the Indian
la a park where an Ice cream festival
was In progress. The skeleton was
again buried with ceremony, being the
first Indian killed in the last raid. etc.
the aim Is to keep them In. For this
reason the oven should be very hot,
because the heat will sear the out
side. The mistress should wash the silver
and finer dishes after the meal, but
pots, pans and greasy dishes may be
rinsed off and packed up for a thor
ough washing by the maid the next
COCOATfTT BLA?fC MANGE.
Mix one-fourth cupful of cornstarch
and one-fourth cupful of sugar with
a little cold water. Add to two cup-
fuis ot scalded milk and stir until it
thickens. Cook In a double boiler for
20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool
slightly, add one cupful of shredded
cocoanut, the stiffly beaten whites of
three eggs, and one-fourth of a cup
ful candied cherries, cut in small
pieces. Chill In molds, wet with cold
water, and serve with cream or a soft
custard made with the yolks of eggs.
STEAMED DATE rVDDING.
Cream half a cupful of butter, add
one cupful of molasses, one cupful of
milk, one pound of stoned and chopped
dates, mixed wfth two cupfuls of stale
bread crumbs, one teaspoonful of soda,
and half a teaspoonful each of clove.
salt, cinnamon and nutmeg, mixed and
sifted with one cupful of entire wheat,
flouT. Turn into a buttered pudding
in and steam three hours. Serve with
To the beaten whites of two eggs
add one cupful of powdered sugar
gradually and one cupful of whipped
cream. Add one teaspoonful of vine
gar and half a teaspoonful of vanilla.
UBe as soon as prepared.
The quilted Japanese vests in black
or white and lined with self color or
violet are very warm for outdoor wear.
They may be had with or without
A silver cleaning cloth that polishes
metal without the addition of any
paste or powder is a novelty to be ap
preciated. ' There is no reason why one should
over-sleep when alarm clocks may be
purchased for less than 50 cents.
There Is no more practical cushion
than the so-called tomato one. These
come In several sizes.
Lo was permitted to repose about a
year, when another bunch of rounders
disinterred the skeleton, redressed it
and shocked sensitive citizens with a
moonlight lynching, shooting at the
dangling figure and all that sort of
thing. Officers cut the "corpse" down,
and then tbe gang that was wise to
tbe joke indulged in a merry ha-ha.
For the third time the skeleton was
buried .vith more speechifying. After
that the skeleton was not disturbed,
and the good people of Wakeeney
hope that it has found Its final resting
place." Kansas City Journal.
Lead Cases Used to Protect the Rays
of tho Strange Substance.
Radium Is such a strange substance
that but few persons in all the world
are perfectly familiar with It and its
It throws off a peculiar ray of light,
and If not protected it will in time ex
haust itself, going no one knows ex
Its emanations are such that there
is but one known substance through
which it cannot pass, and that is pure
For some time the problem of com
plete protection against its own loss
through emanations and tbe possible
loss by burglars was a puzzle to scien
tists and mechanics, but finally a safe
was constructed in London with an
Inner cell of jlead about three inches
In thickness, surrounded by a specially
prepared outer safe, which is said to
be a perfect safe for radium.
The strange stuff is stored In those
safes and guarded with extreme care,
as It Is of great value.
The safe doer is round and so ad
Justed as to make It possible to dis
close any slight defect that might be
caused by the use of the opening, and
In the inner portion of tbe door are
openings through which tubes con
taining mercury can be placed to col
lect any emanations resulting on the
Interior during the confinement of tbe
curious substance. Mercury collects
the emanations and prevents loss In
that direction. Los Angeles Times.
Trade In Skeletons.
The principal center for tbe distribu
tion of articulated skeletons for pur
poses of study by the medical profes
sion is in Paris, from which point tbey
are shipped to every part of the globe.
The price of a well mounted articulat
ed skeleton varies from $50 to $300.
This difference has little to do with tbe
condition of the subject while alive.
In tbe cheap skeletons only tbe barest
framework is offered, but in tbe ex
pensive specimens every detail is work
ed out with sedulous care, and often
both tbe nervous and tbe circulatory
systems are shown. Cincinnati Com'
Cu and Effect.
"What a conceited little bnmp Bin
gleton Is!" id Hawkes. "I wonder if
he ever gets a glimpse of himself in tbe
"I gueas that's the trouble," said
Jinks. "He probably nss a magnify
lag glass. Harper's.
"Did tbe prisoner ga beyond well de
fined ethical bounds ja bis defense?"
"Nope. He Just went to Jail." Ex
9r s wrcAr m. Affirm
COME persons are willing to give the
devil bis dne, but when It comes
to the Lord they want to claim the
If you can't fish any more this sea
son cbeer up. Pretty soon yon may go
skating on the sidewalk.
To say that a man Is well preserved
la not to Insinuate that he Is frequently
Conscience doesn't make cowards ol
os as frequently as a bigger man does.
Call no roan happy until yon have
seen his wife.
The kind of drawing qualities thai,
excite our admiration Is the kind that
draws a salary of a hundred a week.
We experience a sort of fiendish Joy
when the man who has always been
held up to us as a model Is caught
When the Indecisive man makes np
his mind it Is about as reassuring as
tbe grumblings of thunder heard on
an April day.
It Is common enough to find fault.
If yon want to be original lose It
The people who are always beseech
ing yon to tell them something new
would be mad at you If you did.
Tell me who tnventad It,
At his feet I'd like to sit
And to tell him plain enough
That 1 think ha la tha stuff.
There should be for htm a grand
Monument erect to atand.
That the passing; world might smile
Every time It aaw the pile.
O Thanksgiving, on my word.
You are what we call a bird.
Calling all from far and near
At the f eastlns to appear.
Bending; notice far ahead
That the feast will soon be spread
And for all wbo gather there
WU1 be aet an ample fare!
Words cannot my thoughts express.
Makes my mouth, as you may guess,
Fairly water as 1 think
Of the things to eat and drink.
Of the chicken and the pies.
Of the turkey, monstrous size;
Of tha trimmings and. Indeed.
Every morsel of the feed.
Once a year your clutches bind.
That's the only fault I find.
Wa would like you once a week
If the truth we were to speak.
And a greedy one might eay
He could use you every day.
O Thanksgiving, you're a dream.
Held In very high esteem 1
"I don't .see how Spouter got his rep
utation for generosity."
"Yea; I never knew blm to give any
"Who and what did he giver
"Me, and it's a pain he gives every
time I hear him begin that spiel of his
about the duties of a good citizen."
"lie seems to be a close friend of
"Tea, I can't lose him."
i "Can t, eh?"
j "Not on a bet."
"Did you ever try lending him
Nothing to Her.
"Are you interested in this campaign,
"Not a bit."
! "D6n't care for politics?"
"It isn't that, but there's not a single
good looking man running."
Nothing Like It.
make a fortunate
did. Why. haven't
"The court al
lowed her $50,
"I think Brown is sore over
deal he made with Green."
"Why shouldn't he be?" .
i "Why should he?
"Because Green threw the books into
t Clear Down.
1 "Putting down much sauerkraut?"
"About three barrels."
"What are you going to do with so
"Put It down next winter."
"Why does that fellow always come
supplied with hot taffy?"
"He probably hopes tbat yon wilt
get stuck on him."
j "Tbe doctor says I have brain fag."
"Ton onght to pay tbat doctor's Ijtll
What Would Happen.
"What would your father do If I told
him I loved you?"
"He'd refer the matter to me."
"And what would you do?"
Td refer yon to the young" man who
proposed and was accepted by me
while you were trying to make np your
Restored on Christmas Morning By Albert Kenyon
Copyrlcbted. Ilia. Df Assoctated Literary Bureau.
"Ton must get well for Chrtstmaa,
"Why especially for Christmasr
"Think what a welcome gift your re
covery would be to Mildred."
I made no reply to this for a few
moments. I was thinking. Mildred was
my betrothed. Ethel was a girl my
mother had taken in through charity
some years before. At my death she
would be unprovided for, because my
property was left me in trust for my
"Yes," I said presently, "my being
out of danger on Christmas day would
be a gift. to Mildred In another way
than tbe one you mean. If I get well
her future Is provided for. If I die she
must look elsewhere for an estate."
"I am sure," said Ethel, "that she
thinks only of having you spared to
SHE OAVB A LOW CRY.
her. Besides, you know that she b. j an
Income of her own sufficient to keep
the wolf from the door."
"You haven't anything, and by the
terms of my father's will I am unable
to provide for you."
"You are only too good to wish to do
so. I am sure you would make some
provision for me If you could. But I
know that Is Impossible."
I was so weak that even this bit of
conversation was too much for me. 1
closed my eyes, and when I opened
them Ethel was bending over me, fear
and agony depicted In every feature of
her face. But I was too ill to be more
than momentarily impressed with her
anxiety on my account I lost power to
move or articulate. But I could see
and hear as distinctly as ever.
Ethel ran out of the room and re
turned with everybody in the house.
Some one said, "He is dead." Another
said, "Get the doctor, quick!"
It was some ti before the doctor
reached my ted.?.de. When he did he
put his hand on- my heart and kept it
there a long while. Back of him were
the members of the household and
Mildred, who had been summoned.
She and Ethel stood near each other,
and I noticed the contrast in the ex
pressions on their faces. Ethel's de
noted intense grief, Mildred's some
thing more like awe.
"Is he dead?" asked my housekeeper
of the doctor.
No reply was given to the question.
The doctor continued to peer at me and
kept his hand on my heart. Presently
he gave up looking for signs of life
and, turning away, said regretfully:
"Yes; he has gone."
I had my eyes on the two girls be
fore me and was watching to see how
they took the announcement A look
of Infinite pain, longing, despair, came
over Ethel's features. Mildred burst
Into tears. And yet It struck me that
they came from strained nerves, the
presence of death, a solemn moment.
She turned away with the others and
left the room. Ethel was the Inst to
pass out, and just before doing so she
turned and looked at me. I shall never
forget that look.
I lay In the same condition for some
time. Preparations were making for
the funeral. A man came In and stood
looking at me curiously. I was filled
with dread, for I knew what he was
there for. ne went away, and Inter
the doctor came in with the house
keeper. He stood looking at me for
awhile, then took my wrist in bis
hand, then put his hand on my heart
After that he asked the housekeeper
to bring a hand mirror and. holding it
under my nostrils for awhile, examined
"Suspend everything for awhile," he
said to the housekeeper. "It Is possible
that there Is a faint life fluttering
within him. But say nothing about
thi9 just now. I don't wish to excite
any false hopes, especially in his be
trothed." "You're right, doctor she's wrapped
op in him. It's a sad blow to her. If
be could only have been spared to en
Joy this Christmas with her."
Tbey went out of tbe room, and 1
was left alone for some time. Then
an old friend of my mother's and a
lady I had long known came in to
have a look at me. Both stood silently
beside me for a few minutes, then
went to another part of the room, and
I overheard this bit of conversation:
"This Is very hard on poor Mildred,
"Weil, yes; I suppose It Is."
"Why. don't you think it Is a great
blow to her?"
"She won't be rich, as she would
have been bad be lived to marry her.
But you know Mildred's Inclinations
have always been for Malcolm Fair
child." "1 didn't know that"
"Thej were engaged when he Clock
ing toward me) came in. though be
was not aware of it."
"I hadn't heard that"
""Malcolm has always been a pet or
mine, and he confided his betrothal
to me. He was heartbroken when he
had to give her up.'
"Didn't she love him?"
"I think she did; but, you see, he had
nothing but his salary. No girl In
her senses would give up a fortune for
a salary that must be earned. An In
come from property is very different
It earns money while one is asleep."
"That's so, bnt girls are apt to be
romantic, you know."
"Mildred is practical. I don't think
she will ever die for love."
I wanted no girl for a wife who had
given up some one she liked better.
The dialogue continued for a few min
utes later, and I he.ird every word.
"Ethel hasn't been treated right. She
was taken In. given a home, brought
up in a refined way, and provision
should have been made for her." "
"Oh. she'll be ail right There's a
rich man ready to marry her the mo
ment she says the word."
"Why hasn't she taken him befors
I felt like putting in the words "ex
cept the dead." but I couldn't, and, be
sides, I wouldn't If I could.
The speakers fell to talking of the
approaching Cry istmas festivities, men
tioning how sad it would be for those
In the house of mourning. I had no
idea how long it would be till Christ
mas, but heard one of the Indies say to
the other that It was "the day after
tomorrow." Tersons were continually
coming into and going from tbe room
in which I lay, and I heard some one
say, speaking of the funeral, "Why are
they so long about It, and why don't
they have it over with before Christ
I knew It was Christmas eve by thej
remarks of these persons. I was mucb
depressed at the prospect of the holl-n
days passing and I lying there like a,
Then I began to wonder If by am
effort of the will I might not pull my
self out of my peculiar condition,
have always been a great believer
the power of mind over matter, and
occurred to me that If I could brlnfl
myself tojaelieve that I could throw o
my paralysis i wouia do aoie to qo b
Of course my condition troubled me
inaeea, x was in danger or Deing DUf,
led alive. I determined to make an
effort of the will to regain an active
I commenced on Christmas eve by)
driving all thought or fear of inter
ment out of my mind. After awhile 1
began to think that I could move my
muscles, though I didn't try. I fell
asleep feeling less troubled and awoke
in the morning refreshed as I had not
felt since I had lost muscular power.'
I remembered that It was Christmas
morning, and I was still apparently a
The door opened, and Ethel entered..
Casting a -glance at the sunlight com'
ing through a window, she moaned: - -
"Oh, what a Christmas the brighter
without the darker within !" I
She came to the bed and stood look-!
Ing down upon me. She did not speak.!
but I could Interpret her thoughts from'
her expression. She looked at my cheek"!
and seemed surprised. I wondered
she did not see a tinge of color In
She started for the door as though to
call some one, then stopped, hesitated;
and came back to me. Kneeling beside
me, she took my hand. She must havr
felt some warmth In It. for she began!
to rub it I felt a current a nerve cur-1
rent, a current of life passing from tha
hand that held mine and coursing upl
through my arm to my heart For the
first time since I had been stricken i!
had power. My hand began to tighten'
on hers. j
She gave a low cry, but I did not
know If It sprang from Joy or frightl
She made as If to rise, I suppose to caQ1
others, but I held her. Then I made an'
effort to speak, but could only whisper r
"Put your arms about me." I
She did so. 1 . 1
"Lay your cheek against mine."
This, too, she did. I felt the life com
ing back to me. I made no effort for
awhile, permitting the vigor I wasjj
drawing to accumulate. Then I spoke
"Ltear heart, the life you have re
called is a rift to you on this blessed
Christmas morning." j
The flood of hope, Joy, love, that well
ed up In her rushed to me and spread It
self through my being. Within a few
minutes more I could move any muscle
I chose. And I was there, on Christ
mas day, restored, with the girl whom
I knew loved me and for whom there
had been born in my heart an equal!
Mildred married the man whom she
had discarded for me or, rather, for a '
fortune. If that fortune had been vent
ed In me to do with as I liked I would
have settled a part of It on her. I came
back from the dead on Christmas morn
ing, and on the next Christmas morn-1
ing our first child came to Ethel am
me from out the great ocean of life. ;
Dec. 2 in American
173 Richard Montgomery, revolution
ary general, born; killed at the at
tack on Quebec, 1775.
1823 The Monroe doctrine promulgat
ed in President Monroe's message.
ISIiS) John Brown, leader of an attack
on the United States arsenal at
Harpers Ferry, hanged at Charles
1910 General E. A. Carr. U. S. A., re
tired, distinguished In the civil war,
died; born 183a
Tl heaven alone that Is given away;
tls only God may be had for tbe aik
.imm T o wall,